History Main / DrawingStraws

24th Jul '17 10:27:30 AM Odacon_Spy
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* Subverted on a Season 2 episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' when the adult authority figures get trapped in a snowstorm while re-enacting when Dr. Mephesto got shot before revealing who Cartman's father was. They drew straws over who would be eaten first, but because Officer Barbrady put together the straws, and [[TheDitz Barbrady is an idiot]], ''everybody'' got the long straw.

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* Subverted on a Season 2 episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' when the adult authority figures get trapped in a snowstorm while re-enacting when Dr. Mephesto got shot before revealing who Cartman's father was. They drew straws over who would be eaten first, but because it was [[TheDitz Officer Barbrady Barbrady]] who put together the straws, and [[TheDitz Barbrady is an idiot]], ''everybody'' got the long straw.
24th Jul '17 10:11:37 AM Odacon_Spy
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* Subverted on a Season 2 episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' when the adult authority figures get trapped in a snowstorm while re-enacting when Dr. Mephesto got shot before revealing who Cartman's father was. They drew straws over who would be eaten first. However, ''everybody'' got the long straw.

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* Subverted on a Season 2 episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' when the adult authority figures get trapped in a snowstorm while re-enacting when Dr. Mephesto got shot before revealing who Cartman's father was. They drew straws over who would be eaten first. However, first, but because Officer Barbrady put together the straws, and [[TheDitz Barbrady is an idiot]], ''everybody'' got the long straw.straw.
-->'''Jimbo:''' ''Dammit, Barbrady!'' When you draw straws, you're supposed to have one of them ''short''! That's how you decide who loses!\\
'''Barbrady:''' That's not how ''I'' played it!
10th Mar '17 12:36:06 PM TheWanderer
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* Played for laughs in ''WebComic/NoNeedForBushido''. A [[QuirkyMiniBossSquad group of assassins]] draw straws to see who gets to go after their target. Uso, the MasterOfIllusion, wins... and then Ryoku, the BlindWeaponmaster, cuts his straw shorter and declares that he's the true winner. Uso angrily challenges Ryoku, but when Ryoku accepts Uso reconsiders, since [[LogicalWeakness his visual illusions would have no effect on Ryoku]] and a battle between the two would result in Uso getting killed easily.
6th Mar '17 4:06:46 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/DuckSoup'', [[TheMarxBrothers Chico]][[FakeNationality lini]] decides who will join the battle with a variant of "Eeny meeny miny moe":

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* In ''Film/DuckSoup'', [[TheMarxBrothers [[Creator/TheMarxBrothers Chico]][[FakeNationality lini]] decides who will join the battle with a variant of "Eeny meeny miny moe":
15th Feb '17 1:45:43 PM Aggron9988
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* ''Webcomic/ChampionsOfFaraus'': This is what the ursarer guard that has to drop Will off with his aunt, and break the news that her sister and brother in-law are dead at the start of the short story "''Will's induction''" is mulling over.
-->'''Ursarer''':(''Thinking'') Of course I drew the short piece of straw.
29th Nov '16 7:28:32 PM Eddy1215
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'', when the babies believe that Nanny is getting rid of one of them (really giving an old chair to a furniture repair shop), Piggy decides they'll choose by drawing from a bag of marbles, saying that whoever gets the black marble will be the one to go. She has Gonzo go first and Gonzo ends up getting the black marble. Just when Piggy is shoving Gonzo out of the nursery, Skeeter looks in the bag to see that ''all'' the marbles are black.
12th Nov '16 8:09:19 PM Discar
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->'''Ax:''' < ''The human scientific method.'' >
-->-- ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''

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-->-- '''Ax''', ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''
7th Oct '16 1:11:34 AM jamespolk
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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/SpeedyGonzales1955 Speedy Gonzales]]'', the mice do this to decide who will try and get past Sylvester and into the cheese factory. A mouse named Manuel draws the short straw and gets eaten by Sylvester. After this, the mice recruit Speedy Gonzales to help them.
6th Oct '16 4:51:14 PM StFan
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* In one ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip, Dilbert and his co-workers are drawing straws to decide who has to murder an annoying co-worker. Dilbert gets a long straw, but is told they weren't drawing for short, they were drawing for the differently colored straw (which he, of course, had).
* A unique take in a 1930's story of ''ComicStrip/DickTracy.'' Discovering their beloved mayor was murdered and replaced by a criminal imposter, the outraged people of Chinatown decide to settle things their way. They draw from a jar of white marbles, one holding a black one but not saying who that is. The group go to the police station to confront the imposter, holding kerchiefs before their faces with one blowing a poison-tipped blowdart to kill the criminal. They're all arrested but only the guilty party knows who the killer was so the police are forced to let them all go.
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* In one ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip, Dilbert and his co-workers are drawing straws to decide who has to murder an annoying co-worker. Dilbert gets a long straw, but is told they weren't drawing for short, they were drawing for the differently colored straw (which he, of course, had).
* A unique take in a 1930's story of ''ComicStrip/DickTracy.'' Discovering their beloved mayor was murdered and replaced by a criminal imposter, the outraged people of Chinatown decide to settle things their way. They draw from a jar of white marbles, one holding a black one but not saying who that is. The group go to the police station to confront the imposter, holding kerchiefs before their faces with one blowing a poison-tipped blowdart to kill the criminal. They're all arrested but only the guilty party knows who the killer was so the police are forced to let them all go.
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* In the 2013 ''WesternAnimation/{{Mickey Mouse}}'' short, "WesternAnimation/NoService", Mickey suggests this to decide who gets to wear each other's clothes and buy food from Goofy's Snack Shack, due to its [[Main/DressCode No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service]] policy. Donald's feathers take the place of straws and Donald picks the longest one, forcing Mickey to surrender his clothes to him and [[Main/NakedPeopleTrappedOutside stay outside naked]] while he orders the food.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'''s "Nobody in Particular," they draw straws using string beans. Shortest string bean had to be the volunteer to try out Jeremie's prototype program. Ulrich draws the shortest bean. DramaEnsues.

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* In the 2013 ''WesternAnimation/{{Mickey Mouse}}'' short, "WesternAnimation/NoService", Mouse|2013}}'' short "[[Recap/MickeyMouseS1E1NoService No Service]]", Mickey suggests this to decide who gets to wear each other's clothes and buy food from Goofy's Snack Shack, due to its [[Main/DressCode [[DressCode No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service]] policy. Donald's feathers take the place of straws and Donald picks the longest one, forcing Mickey to surrender his clothes to him and [[Main/NakedPeopleTrappedOutside [[NakedPeopleTrappedOutside stay outside naked]] while he orders the food.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'''s "Nobody in Particular," they draw straws using string beans. Shortest string bean had to be the volunteer to try out Jeremie's Jérémie's prototype program. Ulrich draws the shortest bean. DramaEnsues.
2nd Oct '16 10:53:40 AM nombretomado
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* In EdgarAllanPoe's ''Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket'', the main characters are stranded on a becalmed ship in the middle of the ocean, and they draw straws to decide [[NoPartyLikeADonnerParty who will be eaten]].

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* In EdgarAllanPoe's Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's ''Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket'', the main characters are stranded on a becalmed ship in the middle of the ocean, and they draw straws to decide [[NoPartyLikeADonnerParty who will be eaten]].
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