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25th Aug '15 5:50:04 PM sgamer82
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* In chapter 36 of ''Manga/AhoGirl'', Yoshiko comes to Akkun's house to play, while he would much rather focus on his studying. To get Yoshiko out of his hair for a while, he ties her TrademarkFavoriteFood of bananas to a stick and ties to the stick to her back. She spends ''five hours'' leaping about the room trying to get to the bananas without success, while Akkun occasionally twists the knife by grabbing one from the bunch and eating it.
1st Jul '15 5:30:04 AM StFan
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* Used in the Tropfest short film ''Cargo'' which can be watched [[http://youtu.be/gryenlQKTbE here]]. A man is [[ZombieInfectee bitten by zombie and knows that he will turn]] but he is alone with his baby (mommie was the one who bit him). He has to get the baby to an area that he thinks may safe, and he doesn't want to kill his baby when he turns. So he gathers [[spoiler:some organs, suspending them in front of him, and ties his hands together so his zombie self will trudge along till he reaches the safe area, unknowingly carrying the baby on his back. He even puts a balloon on his back to keep the baby quiet and not alert his zombie self.]] The film manages to play this to a devastatingly tearjerking effect.
* One of the ''MadMax'' films used this with the hero being sent into exile on a donkey with a small jar of water hanging in front of its head.
* ''Film/HoneyIShrunkTheKids'' did this with an ant and a piece of the discarded food the kids found.
* In ''TheBoondockSaints'', Detective Greenley humorously suggests that the only way they're going to catch the [=MacManus=] brothers is by "...dangling a potato on a string" -- of course, they walk in just as he's saying this.

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* Used in the Tropfest short film ''Cargo'' which can be watched [[http://youtu.be/gryenlQKTbE here]]. A man is [[ZombieInfectee bitten by zombie and knows that he will turn]] but he is alone with his baby (mommie was the one who bit him). He has to get the baby to an area that he thinks may be safe, and he doesn't want to kill his baby when he turns. So he gathers [[spoiler:some organs, suspending them in front of him, and ties his hands together so his zombie self will trudge along till he reaches the safe area, unknowingly carrying the baby on his back. He even puts a balloon on his back to keep the baby quiet and not alert his zombie self.]] The film manages to play this to a devastatingly tearjerking effect.
* One of the ''MadMax'' films used ''Film/MadMaxBeyondThunderdome'' uses this with the hero being sent into exile on a donkey with a small jar of water hanging in front of its head.
* ''Film/HoneyIShrunkTheKids'' did does this with an ant and a piece of the discarded food cookie the kids found.
* In ''TheBoondockSaints'', ''Film/TheBoondockSaints'', Detective Greenley humorously suggests that the only way they're going to catch the [=MacManus=] brothers is by "...dangling a potato on a string" -- of course, they walk in just as he's saying this.



* In one short in ''TheLittleRascals'' series, the boys had a "taxi" that was powered by a mule/donkey pushing from the back and a carrot on a stick in front of it was used to make it push.

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* In one short in ''TheLittleRascals'' ''Film/TheLittleRascals'' series, the boys had a "taxi" that was powered by a mule/donkey pushing from the back and a carrot on a stick in front of it was used to make it push.



* This appears as a trinket in ''WorldOfWarcraft''. It increases mount speed by 3%. ''Webcomic/AwkwardZombie'' even points out some FridgeLogic with [[http://www.awkwardzombie.com/comic1-092407.php that particular item]].

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* This appears as a trinket in ''WorldOfWarcraft''.''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. It increases mount speed by 3%. ''Webcomic/AwkwardZombie'' even points out some FridgeLogic with [[http://www.awkwardzombie.com/comic1-092407.php that particular item]].



* Used in [[http://equestria.fadri.org/017-screw-aerodynamics this]] strip of ''And That's How Equestria Was Made!!''

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* Used in [[http://equestria.fadri.org/017-screw-aerodynamics this]] strip a strip]] of ''And That's How Equestria Was Made!!''



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21st May '15 8:46:58 PM Willbyr
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* Played with in one of WebVideo/ThomasSanders' Website/{{Vine}}s when he works out with his trainers holding chocolate and junk food just out of reach.


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17th May '15 9:50:53 PM ThePocket
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* [[https://derpiboo.ru/492959 One impressive little piece]] of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fan-art gathers several examples of this trope together, making as many fandom jokes in the process, with ponies riding ponies in a fun race:

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* [[https://derpiboo.ru/492959 [[http://doublewbrothers.deviantart.com/art/Pony-Race-Wallpaper-418514144 One impressive little piece]] of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fan-art gathers several examples of this trope together, making as many fandom jokes in the process, with ponies riding ponies in a fun race:



** Subverted by Cranky Doodle Donkey, who doesn't need any Motivation on a Stick, as he's trying to get ''away'' from Pinkie Pie, who's on the cart he's pulling by ''running backward''.

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** Subverted by Cranky Doodle Donkey, who doesn't need any Motivation on a Stick, as he's trying to get ''away'' from Pinkie Pie, who's on the cart he's pulling pulling, by ''running backward''.
12th Apr '15 2:46:46 PM StFan
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* There's enough examples on Derpibooru to warrant the existence of the [[https://derpiboo.ru/tags/carrot+on+a+stick "carrot on a stick"]] tag.
12th Apr '15 2:43:58 PM StFan
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* [[https://derpiboo.ru/490650?scope=scpe8360963eb65957828253f7aee68919d2f459d3a1 One impressive little piece]] of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fan-art gathers several examples of this trope together, making as many fandom jokes in the process, with ponies riding ponies in a fun race:

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* [[https://derpiboo.ru/490650?scope=scpe8360963eb65957828253f7aee68919d2f459d3a1 ru/492959 One impressive little piece]] of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fan-art gathers several examples of this trope together, making as many fandom jokes in the process, with ponies riding ponies in a fun race:
12th Apr '15 2:40:51 PM StFan
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** Twilight Sparkle rides on [[TheAlcoholic Berry Punch]] and eggs or on with a bottle of alcohol.

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** Twilight Sparkle rides on [[TheAlcoholic Berry Punch]] and eggs or her on with a bottle of alcohol.
12th Apr '15 2:40:03 PM StFan
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* How the FlyingDutchman is moved in ''DeCapeEtDeCrocs''. It involves a giant octopus and a really, ''really'', '''really''' big fish.
* ''ArchieComics''

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* How the FlyingDutchman is moved in ''DeCapeEtDeCrocs''.''ComicBook/DeCapeEtDeCrocs''. It involves a giant octopus and a really, ''really'', '''really''' big fish.
* ''ArchieComics''''Franchise/ArchieComics'':


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* [[https://derpiboo.ru/490650?scope=scpe8360963eb65957828253f7aee68919d2f459d3a1 One impressive little piece]] of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fan-art gathers several examples of this trope together, making as many fandom jokes in the process, with ponies riding ponies in a fun race:
** Twilight Sparkle rides on [[TheAlcoholic Berry Punch]] and eggs or on with a bottle of alcohol.
** Applejack is on her brother Big Macintosh and motivates him with the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero Smarty Pants doll]].
** For [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 Princess Cadance on Queen Chrysalis]], the motivation is love, i.e. food (with a HeartSymbol).
** The Cutie Marks Crusader rides Rarity, making her move by dangling Sweetie Belle before her sister, while threatening to tear up a piece of fabric.
** Derpy is riding on Doctor Whooves and dangles his [[Series/DoctorWho sonic screwdriver]] before him. She herself has Dinky on her back, who dangles a muffin before her mother.
** Sweetie Drops (a.k.a. Bon Bon) is riding on Lyra Hearstrings and motivates her by dangling a pair of (human) gloves before her.
** Discord himself has chosen a bear as mount, and uses poor [[TheScrappy Angel Bunny]] as bait. And yes, Fluttershy is in hot pursuit of them.
** Finally, Dr. Stable is riding his patient Screw Loose and egging her on with a dog biscuit.
** Subverted by Cranky Doodle Donkey, who doesn't need any Motivation on a Stick, as he's trying to get ''away'' from Pinkie Pie, who's on the cart he's pulling by ''running backward''.
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26th Sep '14 1:59:25 PM thatother1dude
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "He's Too Sexy for His Fat", Peter gets Chris to run on a treadmill by sticking a plumber's helper to his forehead with a Twinkie hanging from it. Chris eventually figures out how to get the Twinkie.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "He's Too Sexy for His Fat", Peter gets Chris to run on a treadmill by sticking a plumber's helper to his forehead with a Twinkie hanging from it. Chris eventually figures out how to get the Twinkie.Twinkie: lay on his back.
24th Aug '14 6:06:49 PM CorahsUncle
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends,'' Garfield is ordered to plow the backyard for Jon's garden. He ties Odie to the plow and puts a harness on him with a bone that Odie chases after to plow up the yard.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends,'' ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', Garfield is ordered to plow the backyard for Jon's garden. He ties Odie to the plow and puts a harness on him with a bone that Odie chases after to plow up the yard.
* On ''WesternAnimation/YogisSpaceRace'', Jabberjaw uses a stuffed raccoon on a stick to make Buford run on the treadmill.
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