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9th Nov '16 3:11:46 PM treehugger0369
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** A later episode, "Truth or Square", has Spongebob, Patrick, Squidward and Mr. Krabs trapped in the freezer during the Krusty Krab's anniversary celebration. They attempt an AirVentPassageway escape, but spend most of the episode lost in a maze of vents, which is where most of the other aspects of this trope play out.

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** A later episode, "Truth or Square", has Spongebob, Patrick, Squidward and Mr. Krabs trapped in the freezer during the Krusty Krab's anniversary celebration. They attempt an AirVentPassageway escape, but spend most of the episode lost in a maze of vents, which is where most of the other aspects of this trope play out. Spain and Latin America even went so far as to actually call the episode "Stuck in the Freezer".
24th Oct '16 9:53:47 AM rafi
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', a more literal version is used in a Fire Nation prison (the titular ''The Boiling Rock''), where the punishment for firebending is to be locked in a freezer. Zuko has already demonstrated the ability to survive prolonged submersion in arctic waters, so it's nothing to him. Played straight in ''The Cave of Two Lovers'', where the Gaang and a group of traveling hippies are trapped in a cave. The danger is primarily from roving beasts and being lost forever in a maze that's constantly shifting.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "Mountain of Madness": Where Homer and Mr. Burns are trapped in a log cabin buried underneath an avalanche of snow.
** Also occurs in ''WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror V'', during ''[[Film/TheShining The Shinning]]''.
* This happened to Sam in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'', although it wasn't the focus of the episode -- it was to show that everyone was ignoring him the entire episode because of Otto's mischief.
* Used as a FramingDevice for a ClipShow in the ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' ShootTheShaggyDog episode "The Elevator". The spies are locked in a disabled elevator in a high-rise building after the crook has escaped. All their gadgets have been left behind or destroyed as well. As they try to [[MacGyvering MacGyver]] their way out, they reminisce about events in past episodes, clips of which are shown. Eventually the elevator gives way and falls to the bottom of the shaft (NoOneCouldSurviveThat), where they are pulled out by Jerry and company.
* ''WesternAnimation/LucyTheDaughterOfTheDevil'' had something of a subversion; the title character was locked in a freezer at work... but the actual danger was that she was locked in with a convicted sex offender obsessed with her.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "Mountain of Madness": Where Homer When Princess Carolyn and Mr. Burns are [=BoJack=] have a fight in a resturant in ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman'', they at one point go into the freezer to talk things over in private, and their heated argument turns into them laughing over good memories and listing each other's good points. Subverted in that they then go straight out with no fanfare.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' featured this where Chowder, Mung, and Snitzel were accidentally
trapped in a log cabin buried underneath an avalanche of snow.
** Also occurs in ''WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror V'', during ''[[Film/TheShining
Chowder's bathroom. The Shinning]]''.
* This happened
worst part about it was that Chowder had to Sam go but needed privacy. Naturally HilarityEnsued from this.
* As mentioned
in an the page intro, Dante and Randal find themselves LockedInAFreezer in only the second episode of ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'', although it wasn't ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries''. [[RunningGag And then in Randal's video store, with the focus of thermostat turned way down.]] [[ExaggeratedTrope And then in an ice skating rink...]]
** They use
the occasion to flashback on all the wacky adventures they've had (mainly just the first episode -- it was to and the first five minutes of that one)
** Two of the flashbacks
show that everyone was ignoring him the entire episode because of Otto's mischief.
* Used as a FramingDevice for a ClipShow in the ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' ShootTheShaggyDog episode "The Elevator". The spies are locked in a disabled elevator in a high-rise building after the crook has escaped. All their gadgets
Dante and Randal have been left behind or destroyed as well. As they try to [[MacGyvering MacGyver]] their way out, they reminisce about events in past episodes, clips of which are shown. Eventually the elevator gives way and falls to the bottom of the shaft (NoOneCouldSurviveThat), where they are pulled out by Jerry and company.
* ''WesternAnimation/LucyTheDaughterOfTheDevil'' had something of a subversion; the title character was
locked in a freezer at work... but ''twice before''. They somehow forgot how they got out the actual danger was that she was first two times. And the "Next time on ''Clerks''" segment shows them locked in with a convicted sex offender obsessed with her.freezer again.



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', Squidward runs into the Krusty Krab on a Sunday to get away from Spongebob and accidentally locks himself in the freezer, whefre he is frozen in place for a thousand years and awakens in the distant future.
** A later episode, "Truth or Square", has Spongebob, Patrick, Squidward and Mr. Krabs trapped in the freezer during the Krusty Krab's anniversary celebration. They attempt an AirVentPassageway escape, but spend most of the episode lost in a maze of vents, which is where most of the other aspects of this trope play out.
* Though not a literal freezer, IronMan in the 90's animated series falls down an ice chasm, and has to review past memories to keep his brain active in order not to die, before he can be rescued.



* As mentioned in the page intro, Dante and Randal find themselves LockedInAFreezer in only the second episode of ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries''. [[RunningGag And then in Randal's video store, with the thermostat turned way down.]] [[ExaggeratedTrope And then in an ice skating rink...]]
** They use the occasion to flashback on all the wacky adventures they've had (mainly just the first episode and the first five minutes of that one)
** Two of the flashbacks show that Dante and Randal have been locked in a freezer ''twice before''. They somehow forgot how they got out the first two times. And the "Next time on ''Clerks''" segment shows them locked in a freezer again.



* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', a more literal version is used in a Fire Nation prison (the titular ''The Boiling Rock''), where the punishment for firebending is to be locked in a freezer. Zuko has already demonstrated the ability to survive prolonged submersion in arctic waters, so it's nothing to him. Played straight in ''The Cave of Two Lovers'', where the Gaang and a group of traveling hippies are trapped in a cave. The danger is primarily from roving beasts and being lost forever in a maze that's constantly shifting.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' featured this where Chowder, Mung, and Snitzel were accidentally trapped in Chowder's bathroom. The worst part about it was that Chowder had to go but needed privacy. Naturally HilarityEnsued from this.
* An episode of Disney's ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' had this happen as the end result. When Spinelli was given tickets to a wrestling match by the bratty Ashley group, she and her friends were naturally suspicious, except for Mikey and Gus. After many attempts to learn what the trick was, Spinelli, T.J, Vincent, and Gretchen finally broke into the Ashleys' clubhouse where they discovered that the tickets were genuine. Unfortunately, the clubhouse's security system locked down, resulting in them trapped while Gus and Mikey went to the fight.
* Rigby from ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' tried to prevent this with GenreSavvy common sense to prop the door open before leaving the lockable door. It failed still because he tried to prop the door open with a couple of bags of ice.
** RealityEnsues when Rigby points out there's a safety latch...[[FromBadToWorse and proceeds to break it by pulling it too hard, trapping them inside.]]
* The plot of the ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' episode ''Nancy's Boys'' is launched when, during a "random service check," Hank winds up rescuing a restaurant owner from this fate, earning him a reward of free dinner for four.
* Happens in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode ''Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E13HearthsWarmingEve'', to the benefit of all pony races whose leaders are trapped in there.



* When Princess Carolyn and [=BoJack=] have a fight in a resturant in ''[[WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman]]'', they at one point go into the freezer to talk things over in private, and their heated argument turns into them laughing over good memories and listing each other's good points. Subverted in that they then go straight out with no fanfare.

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* Though not a literal freezer, Iron Man in the [[WesternAnimation/IronMan 90's animated series]] falls down an ice chasm, and has to review past memories to keep his brain active in order not to die, before he can be rescued.
* The plot of the ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' episode ''Nancy's Boys'' is launched when, during a "random service check," Hank winds up rescuing a restaurant owner from this fate, earning him a reward of free dinner for four.
* ''WesternAnimation/LucyTheDaughterOfTheDevil'' had something of a subversion; the title character was locked in a freezer at work... but the actual danger was that she was locked in with a convicted sex offender obsessed with her.
* Happens in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode ''Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E13HearthsWarmingEve'', to the benefit of all pony races whose leaders are trapped in there.
* An episode of Disney's ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' had this happen as the end result.
When Princess Carolyn Spinelli was given tickets to a wrestling match by the bratty Ashley group, she and [=BoJack=] have her friends were naturally suspicious, except for Mikey and Gus. After many attempts to learn what the trick was, Spinelli, T.J, Vincent, and Gretchen finally broke into the Ashleys' clubhouse where they discovered that the tickets were genuine. Unfortunately, the clubhouse's security system locked down, resulting in them trapped while Gus and Mikey went to the fight.
* Rigby from ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' tried to prevent this with GenreSavvy common sense to prop the door open before leaving the lockable door. It failed still because he tried to prop the door open with
a fight couple of bags of ice.
** RealityEnsues when Rigby points out there's a safety latch...[[FromBadToWorse and proceeds to break it by pulling it too hard, trapping them inside.]]
* This happened to Sam in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'', although it wasn't the focus of the episode -- it was to show that everyone was ignoring him the entire episode because of Otto's mischief.
*''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** In "Mountain of Madness" wehere Homer and Mr. Burns are trapped
in a resturant log cabin buried underneath an avalanche of snow.
** Also occurs
in ''[[WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman]]'', they at ''WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror V'', during ''Film/TheShining'' parody.
* In
one point go episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', Squidward runs into the Krusty Krab on a Sunday to get away from Spongebob and accidentally locks himself in the freezer, whefre he is frozen in place for a thousand years and awakens in the distant future.
** A later episode, "Truth or Square", has Spongebob, Patrick, Squidward and Mr. Krabs trapped in
the freezer to talk things over during the Krusty Krab's anniversary celebration. They attempt an AirVentPassageway escape, but spend most of the episode lost in private, and a maze of vents, which is where most of the other aspects of this trope play out.
* Used as a FramingDevice for a ClipShow in the ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' ShootTheShaggyDog episode "The Elevator". The spies are locked in a disabled elevator in a high-rise building after the crook has escaped. All
their heated argument turns into them laughing over good memories and listing each other's good points. Subverted in that gadgets have been left behind or destroyed as well. As they then go straight try to [[MacGyvering MacGyver]] their way out, they reminisce about events in past episodes, clips of which are shown. Eventually the elevator gives way and falls to the bottom of the shaft (NoOneCouldSurviveThat), where they are pulled out with no fanfare.by Jerry and company.
24th Oct '16 9:28:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* An excellent parody by ''TheOnion'', involving this trope [[http://www.theonion.com/content/node/29099 furthering the Middle East peace process.]]

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* An excellent parody by ''TheOnion'', ''Website/TheOnion'', involving this trope [[http://www.theonion.com/content/node/29099 furthering the Middle East peace process.]]
4th Oct '16 8:25:29 PM TheUnknownUploader
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** RealityEnsues when Rigby points out there's a safety latch...[[FromBadToWorse and proceeds to break it by pulling it too hard, trapping them inside.]]
14th Sep '16 5:56:00 AM catmuto
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* ''VideoGame/DeadSecret'' reveals near the end that this is how Harris Bullard died. He was locked into the freezer of his basement, which explains the note on his autopsy report saying "Hypothermia in Summer?".
21st Aug '16 5:36:31 AM foxley
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* ''Series/TheCoroner'': A literal version of this trope occurs in "The Deep Freeze", where the VictimOfTheWeek is murdered by being drugged and shut in a freezer in an ice cream factory.
21st Aug '16 5:32:57 AM foxley
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** In another episode, Darnell balks at the idea of having sex with Joy in the Crab Shack's freezer, citing a NoodleIncident wherein they had done that before and his testicles got stuck to a keg of beer due to being sweaty.

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** In another episode, Darnell balks at the idea of having sex with Joy in the Crab Shack's freezer, citing a NoodleIncident wherein they had done that before and [[TongueOnTheFlagpole his testicles got stuck to a keg of beer due to being sweaty.sweaty]].


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* ''Series/BlueHeelers'': The resolution of Maggie and PJ's {{UST}} occurs when they are trapped in a mine collapse, and - thinking they might die - decide to act on their true feelings for one another.
15th Aug '16 4:27:53 PM pinkdalek
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* When Princess Carolyn and [=BoJack=] have a fight in a resturant in ''[[WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman]]'', they at one point go into the freezer to talk things over in private, and their heated argument turns into them laughing over good memories and listing each other's good points. Subverted in that they then go straight out with no fanfare.
17th Jul '16 11:47:33 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* In ''VideoGame/TheShipMurderParty'', it's possible to lure your target into a freezer and trap them inside, freezing them to death within a few seconds if you turn to cold to maximum.
8th Jul '16 8:33:28 AM LondonKdS
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* In the final episode of the ''Series/{{Trapped}}'', the hero and another character are locked in the refrigerator room of a fish factory by the villain and left to die of cold. They manage to attract attention by using a cigarette lighter and some rags to set off the room's smoke detector.

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* In the final episode of the ''Series/{{Trapped}}'', the hero and another character are locked in the refrigerator room of a fish factory by the villain and left to die of cold. They manage to attract attention by using a cigarette lighter and some rags to set off the room's smoke detector.
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