History Main / HandInTheHole

30th Aug '17 4:09:12 AM Thesedaysthosedays
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The "modern" version involves a garbage disposal that's "on the fritz" and the owner sticking their hand in to remove the jam. In that case, the tension comes from "will the bad guy (usually some supernatural evil) turn it on and cut up the hand?" Or it could be that the audience starts fearing the same risk on grounds of mere [[HanlonsRazor mere incompetence or bad luck]], especially if [[TheKlutz the character seems like the type who it would happen to]].

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The "modern" version involves a garbage disposal that's "on the fritz" and the owner sticking their hand in to remove the jam. In that case, the tension comes from "will the bad guy (usually some supernatural evil) turn it on and cut up the hand?" Or it could be that the audience starts fearing the same risk on grounds of mere [[HanlonsRazor mere incompetence or bad luck]], especially if [[TheKlutz the character seems like the type who it would happen to]].
30th Aug '17 4:08:44 AM Thesedaysthosedays
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The "modern" version involves a garbage disposal that's "on the fritz" and the owner sticking their hand in to remove the jam. In that case, the tension comes from "will the bad guy (usually some supernatural evil) turn it on and cut up the hand?"

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The "modern" version involves a garbage disposal that's "on the fritz" and the owner sticking their hand in to remove the jam. In that case, the tension comes from "will the bad guy (usually some supernatural evil) turn it on and cut up the hand?"
hand?" Or it could be that the audience starts fearing the same risk on grounds of mere [[HanlonsRazor mere incompetence or bad luck]], especially if [[TheKlutz the character seems like the type who it would happen to]].
24th Aug '17 12:58:00 AM PaulA
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* In R.A. Lafferty's "Old Halloweens on the Guna Slopes", Austro claims that in his day, neighbors would retaliate for potentially-lethal Halloween pranks by replacing their doorbells' black buttons with booby-trapped holes. He professes that he lost his fingertip trying to ring a "doorbell" that concealed a miniature guillotine.

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* In R.A. Lafferty's Creator/RALafferty's "Old Halloweens on the Guna Slopes", Austro claims that in his day, neighbors would retaliate for potentially-lethal Halloween pranks by replacing their doorbells' black buttons with booby-trapped holes. He professes that he lost his fingertip trying to ring a "doorbell" that concealed a miniature guillotine.
19th Jul '17 8:28:08 AM AndyLA
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* This one subdues the trope to a finger rather than the whole hand: guy takes a dump at a public restroom, but there's no toilet paper and the sink has no running water. In desperation, he resorts to [[Squick wiping his butt with one of his fingers]]. Thinking about how to clean it up, he notices a hole in the wall with the message: "INSERT DIRTY FINGERS HERE TO CLEAN THEM". He decides, "eh, what the hell", and sticks his crap-dirty finger in, only to pull it back and sticking it in his mouth after feeling a pin prick. Hey, at least he did get his finger clean.
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19th May '17 10:30:00 PM nombretomado
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* The {{Twitter}} user who posted [[https://twitter.com/lobau/status/843717262649393152 this]] is clearly fully aware of this trope. As well as at least one of is appearances.

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* The {{Twitter}} Website/{{Twitter}} user who posted [[https://twitter.com/lobau/status/843717262649393152 this]] is clearly fully aware of this trope. As well as at least one of is appearances.
2nd May '17 3:07:43 PM MarsJenkar
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** Also in ''Silent Hill 2'' there is a scene when James has to reach into the hole to obtain a key. In SilentHillHomecoming Alex also has two "hole times" and he can even be killed when doing this.

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** Also in ''Silent Hill 2'' there is a scene when James has to reach into the hole to obtain a key. In SilentHillHomecoming ''VideoGame/SilentHillHomecoming'' Alex also has two "hole times" and he can even be killed when doing this.this if he fails a PressXToNotDie prompt.
24th Mar '17 9:03:33 AM TomWalpertac2
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* The {{Twitter}} user who posted [[https://twitter.com/lobau/status/843717262649393152 this]] is clearly fully aware of this trope. As well as at least one of is appearances.
18th Mar '17 9:06:08 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** ''[[VideoGame/Uncharted3DrakesDeception Drake's Deception]]'' has a true example, wherein there are switches located inside suspicious-looking holes in a hidden pillar somewhere in Syria. If you stick your hand in willy-nilly, [[GenreSavvy Elena will warn you just when]] Nate gets his hand nearly crushed, and you take some damage. Nate can also take damage without a warning and complain that something bit him, which foreshadows the re-appearance [[TheSwarm of the spider swarms]].

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** ''[[VideoGame/Uncharted3DrakesDeception Drake's Deception]]'' has a true example, wherein there are switches located inside suspicious-looking holes in a hidden pillar somewhere in Syria. If you stick your hand in willy-nilly, [[GenreSavvy Elena will warn you just when]] when Nate gets his hand nearly crushed, and you take some damage. Nate can also take damage without a warning and complain that something bit him, which foreshadows the re-appearance [[TheSwarm of the spider swarms]].
14th Jan '17 7:10:26 AM KBABZ
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** ''[[VideoGame/Uncharted3DrakesDeception Drake's Deception]]'' has a true example, wherein there are switches located inside suspicious-looking holes in a hidden pillar somewhere in Syria. If you stick your hand in willy-nilly, [[GenreSavvy Elena will warn you just when]] Nate gets his hand nearly crushed, and you take some damage.

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** ''[[VideoGame/Uncharted3DrakesDeception Drake's Deception]]'' has a true example, wherein there are switches located inside suspicious-looking holes in a hidden pillar somewhere in Syria. If you stick your hand in willy-nilly, [[GenreSavvy Elena will warn you just when]] Nate gets his hand nearly crushed, and you take some damage. Nate can also take damage without a warning and complain that something bit him, which foreshadows the re-appearance [[TheSwarm of the spider swarms]].
** ''[[VideoGame/Uncharted4AThiefsEnd A Thief's End]]'' also has this with the first pirate puzzle in Scotland: you have to stick your hand in one to pull a switch to complete a puzzle and open the door forward. If the puzzle solution is wrong, you get impaled with spikes from the wall and floor, which you have to stand in range of to lean in and pull the switch. It claimed a poor soul 600 years prior, and Sam will abjectly tell Nate to check the puzzle again if you haven't gotten it right.
11th Jan '17 10:55:27 PM PaulA
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* ''Film/FlashGordon''. While Flash is in Arboria, he's forced to participate in a Death Game (SubTrope of DuelToTheDeath) with Prince Barin. They take turns sticking their arms into a hollow tree trunk that contains a Wood Beast. It has a sting that causes death after tortured madness. [[spoiler:Eventually, Flash pretends he was stung, then attacks Barin when he lets his guard down.]]

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* ''Film/FlashGordon''.''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}''. While Flash is in Arboria, he's forced to participate in a Death Game (SubTrope of DuelToTheDeath) with Prince Barin. They take turns sticking their arms into a hollow tree trunk that contains a Wood Beast. It has a sting that causes death after tortured madness. [[spoiler:Eventually, Flash pretends he was stung, then attacks Barin when he lets his guard down.]]



* ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'' has a predictably {{NSFW}} [[SexAsRiteOfPassage adult variation]] (and subversion), [[http://oglaf.com/riteofpassage/1/ visually pastiching the scene]] in ''Film/FlashGordon''.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'' has a predictably {{NSFW}} [[SexAsRiteOfPassage adult variation]] (and subversion), [[http://oglaf.com/riteofpassage/1/ visually pastiching the scene]] in ''Film/FlashGordon''.''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}''.



* ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' parodies the Wood Beast from ''Film/FlashGordon'' by using it as a test to see if someone is gay. Xandir had to stick his hand in a hole and if the Wood Beast bit him, then he was gay. It took off his entire hand ([[AmusingInjuries it grew back of course]]).

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* ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' parodies the Wood Beast from ''Film/FlashGordon'' ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'' by using it as a test to see if someone is gay. Xandir had to stick his hand in a hole and if the Wood Beast bit him, then he was gay. It took off his entire hand ([[AmusingInjuries it grew back of course]]).
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