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10th May '16 11:46:47 AM StFan
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* {{Subverted|Trope}} in ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'', eventually. When going out for a three-day holiday, Beetle slaps Sarge on the back just before leaving. He runs after him and whacks him with a chair. After a trashcan thrown from a roof and ''dynamite'', when Beetle is pointing at Sarge with an enormous artillery piece of some sort, Sarge tells him to wait and points out that while what they're doing is fun and all, Beetle should perhaps consider what kind of shape he wants to be in for his holiday.
* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' featured one of these with water fights. Calvin's use of a water pistol merits Hobbes hitting him with a water balloon. Just as Calvin is getting out the hose, Hobbes walks around the corner with a wading pool...
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* The Creator/LaurelAndHardy short ''Film/BigBusiness'' plays this for hiliarious effect. Stan and Ollie are trying to sell Christmas trees door-to-door. They wind up irritating a homeowner so much that he cuts up their tree. Stan then cuts up the homeowner's doorjamb. This leads to an escalating war of destruction in which Stan and Ollie wreck the homeowner's bungalow, while he in turn annihilates their car.

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* Creator/LaurelAndHardy:
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The Creator/LaurelAndHardy short ''Film/BigBusiness'' plays this for hiliarious hilarious effect. Stan and Ollie are trying to sell Christmas trees door-to-door. They wind up irritating a homeowner so much that he cuts up their tree. Stan then cuts up the homeowner's doorjamb. This leads to an escalating war of destruction in which Stan and Ollie wreck the homeowner's bungalow, while he in turn annihilates their car.



** In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ_JZBCkqvA Two Tars]]'', more and more people get mad and suffer from road rage until everyone starts wrecking cars and engaging in CarFu.

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** In "[[https://www.''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ_JZBCkqvA Two Tars]]'', more and more people get mad and suffer from road rage until everyone starts wrecking cars and engaging in CarFu.



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* {{Subverted|Trope}} in ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'', eventually. When going out for a three-day holiday, Beetle slaps Sarge on the back just before leaving. He runs after him and whacks him with a chair. After a trashcan thrown from a roof and ''dynamite'', when Beetle is pointing at Sarge with an enormous artillery piece of some sort, Sarge tells him to wait and points out that while what they're doing is fun and all, Beetle should perhaps consider what kind of shape he wants to be in for his holiday.
* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' featured one of these with water fights. Calvin's use of a water pistol merits Hobbes hitting him with a water balloon. Just as Calvin is getting out the hose, Hobbes walks around the corner with a wading pool...
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* {{Subverted|Trope}} in ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'', eventually. When going out for a three-day holiday, Beetle slaps Sarge on the back just before leaving. He runs after him and whacks him with a chair. After a trashcan thrown from a roof and ''dynamite'', when Beetle is pointing at Sarge with an enormous artillery piece of some sort, Sarge tells him to wait and points out that while what they're doing is fun and all, Beetle should perhaps consider what kind of shape he wants to be in for his holiday.
* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' featured one of these with water fights. Calvin's use of a water pistol merits Hobbes hitting him with a water balloon. Just as Calvin is getting out the hose, Hobbes walks around the corner with a wading pool...
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10th May '16 11:44:39 AM StFan
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', "Fall Weather Friends''. Applejack and Rainbow Dash get overly competitive going into the annual Running of the Leaves. When Rainbow Dash (wrongly) suspects Applejack of cheating, it triggers an escalating war of [[WatchOutForThatTree interference]] and [[RoadSignReversal misdirection]] that culminates in a BigBallOfViolence that carries them over the finish line, where [[DickDastardlyStopsToCheat the both of them end up coming jointly dead last]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', "Fall ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E13FallWeatherFriends Fall
Weather Friends''.Friends]]". Applejack and Rainbow Dash get overly competitive going into the annual Running of the Leaves. When Rainbow Dash (wrongly) suspects Applejack of cheating, it triggers an escalating war of [[WatchOutForThatTree interference]] and [[RoadSignReversal misdirection]] that culminates in a BigBallOfViolence that carries them over the finish line, where [[DickDastardlyStopsToCheat the both of them end up coming jointly dead last]].last]].
** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E23TheHooffieldsAndMccolts The Hooffields and McColts]]". This is how the feud started between the Hooffields and [=McColts=] clans. The families' forefathers, Grub Hooffield and Piles McColt, ran into a small disagreement, then inconvenienced the other until it was flat-out war.



* Dan's feud with the Lemonade Stand Gang in ''WesternAnimation/DanVs.'', ''Dan Vs The Lemonade Stand Gang''. It starts with the Lemonade Stand Gang stealing Dan's parking space, strong-arming him and Chris into buying overpriced lemonade, and throwing a lemon with a threat written on it through Dan's window. Dan responds by making Chris dress up as a monster and break into the ringleader's house -- it goes horribly wrong of course. The Gang goes on to outright ''mug'' Chris and Dan for their wallets. Dan and Chris wreck their bicycles with an axe. The Gang wrecks Chris' ''car''. At this point Elise is prepared to ship the Gang to a Korean weapons factory where they would never be heard from again. Chris puts a stop to this insanity and they defeat the gang by showing their parents proof of their crimes.

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* Dan's feud with the Lemonade Stand Gang in ''WesternAnimation/DanVs.'', ''Dan Vs "Dan vs. The Lemonade Stand Gang''.Gang". It starts with the Lemonade Stand Gang stealing Dan's parking space, strong-arming him and Chris into buying overpriced lemonade, and throwing a lemon with a threat written on it through Dan's window. Dan responds by making Chris dress up as a monster and break into the ringleader's house -- it goes horribly wrong of course. The Gang goes on to outright ''mug'' Chris and Dan for their wallets. Dan and Chris wreck their bicycles with an axe. The Gang wrecks Chris' ''car''. At this point Elise is prepared to ship the Gang to a Korean weapons factory where they would never be heard from again. Chris puts a stop to this insanity and they defeat the gang by showing their parents proof of their crimes.
8th May '16 7:56:23 PM nombretomado
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* One HalloweenEpisode of ''HomeImprovement'' had all the characters try to out-prank each other.

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* One HalloweenEpisode of ''HomeImprovement'' ''Series/HomeImprovement'' had all the characters try to out-prank each other.
29th Apr '16 9:46:16 AM HeraldAlberich
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29th Apr '16 2:16:56 AM Morgenthaler
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20th Mar '16 5:48:02 PM nombretomado
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* ''BoyMeetsWorld'''s final season had a two-parter in which a prank-off escalated into an all-out knock-down drag-out fight. Feelings were hurt, sides were taken, there was even a ''bear'' involved. It took the pure-hearted wisdom of childlike [[TheDitz ditz]] Eric Matthews to put a stop to the madness.

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* ''BoyMeetsWorld'''s ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'''s final season had a two-parter in which a prank-off escalated into an all-out knock-down drag-out fight. Feelings were hurt, sides were taken, there was even a ''bear'' involved. It took the pure-hearted wisdom of childlike [[TheDitz ditz]] Eric Matthews to put a stop to the madness.
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