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20th Dec '15 2:19:56 PM thatother1dude
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* A special case in the ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode "Sorry, Wrong Ed" involving [[FunnyForeigner Rolf's]] [[ArtifactOfDoom cursed telephone]]. [[SmallNameBigEgo Eddy]] takes the phone off Rolf's hands, and gets cursed. After "testing" the phone, the Eds go back to Rolf's and try to give it back. [[CloudCuckoolander Ed]] says the trope's name, and then tosses the phone to [[TeenGenius Edd]], who decides ''not'' to throw the phone because [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions he doesn't believe it's cursed.]] The other then continue throwing around the phone ''and Edd with it''.
* The reverse situation occurs in the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Vanessesary Roughness" between Perry the Platypus, Vanessa Doofenshmirtz and Ferb, Baljeet and Buford, and Candace to get a tube of "pizzazium infinionite".
* Frequently in WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes and MGM cartoons (such as ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry''), usually with bombs or lit sticks of dynamite. Often, a character will pull a DuckSeasonRabbitSeason and trick his nemesis into giving the object to him or taking it away.
** There was an interesting variation in a ''Tom and Jerry'' cartoon, where a second item was introduced in this "game": a bowler hat which fell off the head of another cat (not Tom). Of course, eventually the bomb ended where the hat should be: on the second cat's head.
* On ''ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'', Skipper likes to play hot potato... with a live bomb.
* Since TheChainsOfCommanding are in full effect for Supreme Leader of the [[WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor Kids Next Door]], the leader is decided by a game of tag, and no one wants to be It when the game ends at noon.
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[[folder: Western Animation]]
* A special case in the ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode "Sorry, Wrong Ed" involving [[FunnyForeigner Rolf's]] [[ArtifactOfDoom cursed telephone]]. [[SmallNameBigEgo Eddy]] takes the phone off Rolf's hands, and gets cursed. After "testing" the phone, the Eds go back to Rolf's and try to give it back. [[CloudCuckoolander Ed]] says the trope's name, and then tosses the phone to [[TeenGenius Edd]], who decides ''not'' to throw the phone because [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions he doesn't believe it's cursed.]] The other then continue throwing around the phone ''and Edd with it''.
* The reverse situation occurs in the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Vanessesary Roughness" between Perry the Platypus, Vanessa Doofenshmirtz and Ferb, Baljeet and Buford, and Candace to get a tube of "pizzazium infinionite".
* Frequently in WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes and MGM cartoons (such as ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry''), usually with bombs or lit sticks of dynamite. Often, a character will pull a DuckSeasonRabbitSeason and trick his nemesis into giving the object to him or taking it away.
** There was an interesting variation in a ''Tom and Jerry'' cartoon, where a second item was introduced in this "game": a bowler hat which fell off the head of another cat (not Tom). Of course, eventually the bomb ended where the hat should be: on the second cat's head.
* On ''ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'', Skipper likes to play hot potato... with a live bomb.
* Since TheChainsOfCommanding are in full effect for Supreme Leader of the [[WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor Kids Next Door]], the leader is decided by a game of tag, and no one wants to be It when the game ends at noon.
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20th Dec '15 2:19:33 PM thatother1dude
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* A special case in the ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode "Sorry, Wrong Ed" involving [[FunnyForeigner Rolf's]] [[ArtifactOfDoom cursed telephone]]. [[SmallNameBigEgo Eddy]] takes the phone off Rolf's hands, and gets cursed. After "testing" the phone, the Eds go back to Rolf's and try to give it back. [[CloudCuckoolander Ed]] says the trope's name, and then tosses the phone to [[TeenGenius Edd]], who decides ''not'' to throw the phone because [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions he doesn't believe it's cursed.]] He quickly gets tossed around along with the phone by the others though.

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* A special case in the ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode "Sorry, Wrong Ed" involving [[FunnyForeigner Rolf's]] [[ArtifactOfDoom cursed telephone]]. [[SmallNameBigEgo Eddy]] takes the phone off Rolf's hands, and gets cursed. After "testing" the phone, the Eds go back to Rolf's and try to give it back. [[CloudCuckoolander Ed]] says the trope's name, and then tosses the phone to [[TeenGenius Edd]], who decides ''not'' to throw the phone because [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions he doesn't believe it's cursed.]] He quickly gets tossed The other then continue throwing around along with the phone by the others though.''and Edd with it''.
21st Oct '15 6:07:06 AM ngh93
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* in ''Film/{{Benchwarmers}}'', Former baseballer Reggie Jackson trains Gus, Richie, and Clark. One of his drills (for catching and quick releasing) is a ''literal'' hot potato--''from the oven''! Reggie tosses it to Gus who quickly tosses it to Richie. Richie tosses the potato to Clark--who won't let go, thus burning his hand. Eventually, Clark flings the hot spud out the window where it hits a robot mowing the lawn, causing it to accidentally shave the side off of a sleeping dog.

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* in ''Film/{{Benchwarmers}}'', Former baseballer Reggie Jackson trains Gus, Richie, and Clark. One of his drills (for catching and quick releasing) is a ''literal'' hot potato--''from the oven''! Reggie tosses it to Gus who quickly tosses it to Richie. Richie quickly tosses the potato to Clark--who won't let go, thus burning his hand. Eventually, Clark flings the hot spud out the window window, where it hits a robot mowing the lawn, causing it to accidentally shave the fur off the side off of a sleeping dog.
5th Sep '15 9:38:08 AM R1ck
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* The [[BouquetToss Bridal Bouquet]] reversal probably has too many examples to list.
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5th Sep '15 9:35:40 AM R1ck
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On the off chance you've forgotten, Hot Potato is a children's game in which kids toss a beanbag around as fast as possible while music plays, trying not to be the one holding the bag when the music stops.

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On the off chance you've forgotten, Hot Potato is a children's game in which kids toss a beanbag around as fast as possible while music plays, trying not to be the one holding the bag when the music stops.
2nd Jun '15 5:33:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* Often used in ''Film/TheThreeStooges'', normally it was something explosive like a grenade or a stick of dynamite.
* The blutwurst in ''Film/TheAssassinationBureau''. Dragomiloff and von Pinck play hot potato until the wurst lands on Archduke Ferdinand's plate. Hungry, the Archduke cuts into the wurst. [[spoiler:[[StuffBlowingUp Ka-BOOM]]!!]]
* Film/TheGreatMuppetCaper's battle for the fabulous Baseball Diamond involves the Muppets tossing said diamond around and away from Nicky Holiday's gang. In the beginning someone yells, "Hot Potato, keep away!" as they chuck the rock around.



* in ''Film/{{Benchwarmers}}'', Former baseballer Reggie Jackson trains Gus, Richie, and Clark. One of his drills (for catching and quick releasing) is a ''literal'' hot potato--''from the oven''! Reggie tosses it to Gus who quickly tosses it to Richie. Richie tosses the potato to Clark--who won't let go, thus burning his hand. Eventually, Clark flings the hot spud out the window where it hits a robot mowing the lawn, causing it to accidentally shave the side off of a sleeping dog.


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* Often used in ''Film/TheThreeStooges'', normally it was something explosive like a grenade or a stick of dynamite.
* The blutwurst in ''Film/TheAssassinationBureau''. Dragomiloff and von Pinck play hot potato until the wurst lands on Archduke Ferdinand's plate. Hungry, the Archduke cuts into the wurst. [[spoiler:[[StuffBlowingUp Ka-BOOM]]!!]]
* Film/TheGreatMuppetCaper's battle for the fabulous Baseball Diamond involves the Muppets tossing said diamond around and away from Nicky Holiday's gang. In the beginning someone yells, "Hot Potato, keep away!" as they chuck the rock around.
* in ''Film/{{Benchwarmers}}'', Former baseballer Reggie Jackson trains Gus, Richie, and Clark. One of his drills (for catching and quick releasing) is a ''literal'' hot potato--''from the oven''! Reggie tosses it to Gus who quickly tosses it to Richie. Richie tosses the potato to Clark--who won't let go, thus burning his hand. Eventually, Clark flings the hot spud out the window where it hits a robot mowing the lawn, causing it to accidentally shave the side off of a sleeping dog.
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2nd Jun '15 5:30:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* The blutwurst in ''The Assassination Bureau''. Dragomiloff and von Pinck play hot potato until the wurst lands on Archduke Ferdinand's plate. Hungry, the Archduke cuts into the wurst. [[spoiler:[[StuffBlowingUp Ka-BOOM]]!!]]
* TheGreatMuppetCaper's battle for the fabulous Baseball Diamond involves the Muppets tossing said diamond around and away from Nicky Holiday's gang. In the beginning someone yells, "Hot Potato, keep away!" as they chuck the rock around.
* In one scene of ''Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island'', Fred is convinced that a zombie is just another guy in a costume, like everyone they ever ran into before. When he tries to pull off the "mask," he accidentally takes off the entire head. Naturally, everyone present freaks out at this and they start tossing the head around between them until it lands on the zombie, which nonchalantly puts its head back on.

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* The blutwurst in ''The Assassination Bureau''.''Film/TheAssassinationBureau''. Dragomiloff and von Pinck play hot potato until the wurst lands on Archduke Ferdinand's plate. Hungry, the Archduke cuts into the wurst. [[spoiler:[[StuffBlowingUp Ka-BOOM]]!!]]
* TheGreatMuppetCaper's Film/TheGreatMuppetCaper's battle for the fabulous Baseball Diamond involves the Muppets tossing said diamond around and away from Nicky Holiday's gang. In the beginning someone yells, "Hot Potato, keep away!" as they chuck the rock around.
* In one scene of ''Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island'', ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland'', Fred is convinced that a zombie is just another guy in a costume, like everyone they ever ran into before. When he tries to pull off the "mask," he accidentally takes off the entire head. Naturally, everyone present freaks out at this and they start tossing the head around between them until it lands on the zombie, which nonchalantly puts its head back on.



* in ''{{Benchwarmers}}'', Former baseballer Reggie Jackson trains Gus, Richie, and Clark. One of his drills (for catching and quick releasing) is a ''literal'' hot potato--''from the oven''! Reggie tosses it to Gus who quickly tosses it to Richie. Richie tosses the potato to Clark--who won't let go, thus burning his hand. Eventually, Clark flings the hot spud out the window where it hits a robot mowing the lawn, causing it to accidentally shave the side off of a sleeping dog.

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* in ''{{Benchwarmers}}'', ''Film/{{Benchwarmers}}'', Former baseballer Reggie Jackson trains Gus, Richie, and Clark. One of his drills (for catching and quick releasing) is a ''literal'' hot potato--''from the oven''! Reggie tosses it to Gus who quickly tosses it to Richie. Richie tosses the potato to Clark--who won't let go, thus burning his hand. Eventually, Clark flings the hot spud out the window where it hits a robot mowing the lawn, causing it to accidentally shave the side off of a sleeping dog.
19th Apr '15 7:36:23 PM nombretomado
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* Since TheChainsOfCommanding are in full effect for Supreme Leader of the KidsNextDoor, the leader is decided by a game of tag, and no one wants to be It when the game ends at noon.

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* Since TheChainsOfCommanding are in full effect for Supreme Leader of the KidsNextDoor, [[WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor Kids Next Door]], the leader is decided by a game of tag, and no one wants to be It when the game ends at noon.
7th Apr '15 8:16:48 PM ngh93
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* in ''{{Benchwarmers}}'', Former baseballer Reggie Jackson trains Gus, Richie, and Clark. One of his drills (for catching and quick releasing) is a ''literal'' hot potato--''from the oven''! Reggie tosses it to Gus who quickly tosses it to Richie. Richie tosses the potato to Clark--who won't let go, thus burning his hand. Eventually, Clark flings the hot spud out the window where it hits a robot mowing the lawn, causing it to accidentally shave the side of a sleeping dog.

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* in ''{{Benchwarmers}}'', Former baseballer Reggie Jackson trains Gus, Richie, and Clark. One of his drills (for catching and quick releasing) is a ''literal'' hot potato--''from the oven''! Reggie tosses it to Gus who quickly tosses it to Richie. Richie tosses the potato to Clark--who won't let go, thus burning his hand. Eventually, Clark flings the hot spud out the window where it hits a robot mowing the lawn, causing it to accidentally shave the side off of a sleeping dog.
21st Feb '15 11:56:26 AM ngh93
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* in {{Benchwarmers}}, Former baseballer Reggie Jackson trains Gus (Rob Schneider) Richie (David Spade) and Clark (Jon Heder). One of his drills (for catching and quick releasing) is a ''literal'' hot potato--''from the oven''! Reggie tosses it to Gus who quickly tosses it to Richie. Richie tosses the potato to Clark--who won't let go, thus burning his hand. Eventually, Clark flings the hot spud out the window where it hits a robot mowing the lawn, causing it to accidentally shave the side of a sleeping dog.

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* in {{Benchwarmers}}, ''{{Benchwarmers}}'', Former baseballer Reggie Jackson trains Gus (Rob Schneider) Richie (David Spade) Gus, Richie, and Clark (Jon Heder).Clark. One of his drills (for catching and quick releasing) is a ''literal'' hot potato--''from the oven''! Reggie tosses it to Gus who quickly tosses it to Richie. Richie tosses the potato to Clark--who won't let go, thus burning his hand. Eventually, Clark flings the hot spud out the window where it hits a robot mowing the lawn, causing it to accidentally shave the side of a sleeping dog.
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