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21st Jun '16 4:05:28 AM gewunomox
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* The video for DuranDuran's ''Hungry Like The Wolf'' has the lead singer flip over a table in a restaurant. This is due mostly to sexual urges than anger, however.

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* The video for DuranDuran's Music/DuranDuran's ''Hungry Like The Wolf'' has the lead singer flip over a table in a restaurant. This is due mostly to sexual urges than anger, however.
20th Jun '16 11:24:33 AM gewunomox
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* Also done in the video for "We Didn't Start The Fire" by BillyJoel, and quite appropriately, at the line "I can't take it anymore!"

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* Also done in the video for "We Didn't Start The Fire" by BillyJoel, Music/BillyJoel, and quite appropriately, at the line "I can't take it anymore!"
17th Jun '16 4:50:18 PM KingLyger
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* The end result of ''Fanfic/OldManHenderson'' was one of these. Having gotten really fed up with a KillerGameMaster, a roleplayer by the name of Waffle House Millionaire created the character of Old Man Henderson, a CrazyAwesome {{Munchkin}} [[TheLoonie Loonie]] whose sole purpose in life was to [[OffTheRails completely derail the campaign]]. Aided with the [[ExpansionPackPast Backstory]] [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom Of Doom]], the sole purpose of which was to be so long and confusing that the DM wouldn't read it, Waffle House Millionaire ended up "winning at ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu''." Cue the table flip from the killer GM after finally having gotten what was coming to him.
21st May '16 6:39:24 PM TomWalpertac2
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** ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'': If Destania's reaction [[spoiler: to finding out that the Blunt Object Brigade ''didn't'' kill Abel]] is any indication, creatures like demons and cubi are capable of not just flipping tables, but ''solid oak tables'' at that.

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** * ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'': If Destania's reaction [[spoiler: to finding out that the Blunt Object Brigade ''didn't'' kill Abel]] is any indication, creatures like demons and cubi are capable of not just flipping tables, but ''solid oak tables'' at that.
21st May '16 6:38:38 PM TomWalpertac2
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** ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'': If Destania's reaction [[spoiler: to finding out that the Blunt Object Brigade ''didn't'' kill Abel]] is any indication, creatures like demons and cubi are capable of not just flipping tables, but ''solid oak tables'' at that.
** Also, Pip is losing [[http://dmfa.katbox.net/comic/1665-the-only-winning-move/ at chess]].
6th May '16 8:23:52 PM Zanreo
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* Done in ''Webcomic/{{Consolers}}'', when Nintendo makes Rare turn Dinosaur Planet into a Star Fox game. Unlike most other examples here it's not done out of rage, but rather as a reference to "Miyamoto upending the table" mentioned above

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* Done in ''Webcomic/{{Consolers}}'', when Nintendo makes Rare turn Dinosaur Planet into a Star Fox game. Unlike most other examples here it's not done out of rage, but rather as a reference to "Miyamoto upending the table" mentioned aboveabove.
** Done later with Taito flipping her work desk in rage after Square Enix gives her too much work - the desk breaks open the door and hits Square Enix.
3rd May '16 2:01:32 PM aye_amber
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* Reportedly happened in real life when Ed O'Brien of {{Radiohead}} lost his patience at a restaurant. "He thought he was Jesus in the temple of the moneychangers," fellow bandmember Colin Greenwood commented.

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* Reportedly happened in real life when Ed O'Brien of {{Radiohead}} Music/{{Radiohead}} lost his patience at a restaurant. "He thought he was Jesus in the temple of the moneychangers," fellow bandmember Colin Greenwood commented.
1st May '16 6:43:16 AM JackG
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[[folder:Literature]]
* 'The Yillian Way'' by Keith Laumer. A human diplomat negotiating a peace settlement with the Yill is about to tuck into the disgusting AlienLunch being served up to him. However his aide realises this is a SecretTestOfCharacter and knocks over the table to prevent this from happening. He then marches up to the table where the Yill leaders are dining and demands to be served good human food. As Yill society is based on alpha male domination, he successfully asserts his authority in their eyes.
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27th Mar '16 11:58:30 AM eroock
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See also TantrumThrowing. If the action taking place at the table is a game of some sort, Flipping The Table often accompanies a RageQuit, or more general ScrewThisImOuttaHere


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See also TantrumThrowing. If the action taking place at the table is a game of some sort, Flipping The the Table often accompanies a RageQuit, or more general ScrewThisImOuttaHere

27th Mar '16 11:33:09 AM Morgenthaler
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[[folder:Film]]
* Films about {{Jesus}} often have him doing this in the Temple (see Religion below). ''Film/TheKingOfKings'' is just one of these.
* In ''Film/SevenBridesForSevenBrothers'', the newly married Milly flips the table her uncivilized brothers-in-law are sitting at after witnessing their disgusting table manners.
* You will see this once in a while in American sports movies; usually the coach of a losing team flipping a table or bench loaded with Gatorade in order to shock his team into being serious.

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[[folder:Film]]
* Films about {{Jesus}} often have him doing this in the Temple (see Religion below). ''Film/TheKingOfKings'' is just one of these.
* In ''Film/SevenBridesForSevenBrothers'', the newly married Milly flips the table her uncivilized brothers-in-law are sitting at after witnessing their disgusting table manners.
* You will see this once in a while in American sports movies; usually the coach of a losing team flipping a table or bench loaded with Gatorade in order to shock his team into being serious.
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* [[Creator/SamuelLJackson Jules]] does this early in ''Film/PulpFiction'', at the beginning of the [[MemeticMutation famous "what?" exchange]].
* In the ''Film/{{Thor}}'' film, Odin berates Thor for his belligerence and withholds his Kingship. Thor does ''not'' take this well. The scene them immediately cuts to him flipping over an entire banquet table in frustration.



* Happens in ''Film/TakeShelter''during a fight between the hero and his fellow colleague.



* ''Film/TheManFromUNCLE2015''. CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin are [[EnemyMine ordered by their respective superiors to work together]]. They leave them in a cafe to 'get acquainted', and the two agents promptly try to find each other's BerserkButton. Solo wins, as shown when Kuryakin does this trope and storms off.



[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Films about {{Jesus}} often have him doing this in the Temple (see Religion below). ''Film/TheKingOfKings'' is just one of these.
* In ''Film/SevenBridesForSevenBrothers'', the newly married Milly flips the table her uncivilized brothers-in-law are sitting at after witnessing their disgusting table manners.
* You will see this once in a while in American sports movies; usually the coach of a losing team flipping a table or bench loaded with Gatorade in order to shock his team into being serious.
* [[Creator/SamuelLJackson Jules]] does this early in ''Film/PulpFiction'', at the beginning of the [[MemeticMutation famous "what?" exchange]].
* In the ''Film/{{Thor}}'' film, Odin berates Thor for his belligerence and withholds his Kingship. Thor does ''not'' take this well. The scene them immediately cuts to him flipping over an entire banquet table in frustration.
* Happens in ''Film/TakeShelter''during a fight between the hero and his fellow colleague.
* ''Film/TheManFromUNCLE2015''. CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin are [[EnemyMine ordered by their respective superiors to work together]]. They leave them in a cafe to 'get acquainted', and the two agents promptly try to find each other's BerserkButton. Solo wins, as shown when Kuryakin does this trope and storms off.
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* On ''TopGear'', when James May attempted to play a car-themed version of Top Trumps with The Stig, Stig overturned the table and stormed off in disgust.

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* On ''TopGear'', ''Series/TopGear'', when James May attempted to play a car-themed version of Top Trumps with The Stig, Stig overturned the table and stormed off in disgust.



* On ''{{Bottom}}'', a seemingly "innocent" game of Chess led to Eddie Hitler flipping the table onto Richie's feet.

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* On ''{{Bottom}}'', ''Series/{{Bottom}}'', a seemingly "innocent" game of Chess led to Eddie Hitler flipping the table onto Richie's feet.
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