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26th Aug '16 4:46:33 PM jormis29
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* Martin Short's character in ''Three Fugitives'' does this during the bank robbery. In the process, he rips his pantyhose mask.

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* Martin Short's character in ''Three Fugitives'' ''Film/ThreeFugitives'' does this during the bank robbery. In the process, he rips his pantyhose mask.
13th Jun '16 5:03:55 AM foxley
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* WesternAnimation/TheTick: The [[EvilChef Breadmaster]] arms an explosive dinner roll by taking a bite out of the roll before tossing it.

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* WesternAnimation/TheTick: ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'': The [[EvilChef Breadmaster]] arms an explosive dinner roll by taking a bite out of the roll before tossing it.
12th Jun '16 10:22:28 PM MenaceofMysterio
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* WesternAnimation/TheTick: The [[EvilChef Breadmaster]] arms an explosive dinner roll by taking a bite out of the roll before tossing it.
8th Jun '16 3:30:03 AM foxley
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* Bolly Quinn is shown doing this is the 'meet the gang' page of ''ComicBook/HarleyQuinn and Her Gang of Harleys'' #1.
7th Jun '16 8:02:25 AM themisterfree
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* Comically inverted in a ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketch; a couple of soldiers firing at a shack have the ''pin'' thrown at them; we briefly hear "[[WhatAnIdiot Oh, you idio]]-" before the shack blows up.
15th May '16 7:51:36 PM foxley
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* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': In "K is for Kill: The Tiger Awakes", one of the Russian does this before tossing a grenade through the window of the Allied HQ museum.
6th May '16 10:10:52 PM foxley
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* An amusing variation in one Punisher comic: Frank is blackmailed by an obnoxious journalist into being accompanied on one of his criminal-shooting sprees. While chased by Russian mafiya, Frank tells the ''journalist'' to bite down on the pin (as he's driving) before throwing the grenade. It looks painful, but not permanent (then again, being the villain of a Punisher comic, he doesn't enjoy their use for very long).

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* An amusing variation in one Punisher ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'' comic: Frank is blackmailed by an obnoxious journalist into being accompanied on one of his criminal-shooting sprees. While chased by Russian mafiya, Frank tells the ''journalist'' to bite down on the pin (as he's driving) before throwing the grenade. It looks painful, but not permanent (then again, being the villain of a Punisher comic, he doesn't enjoy their use for very long).
6th May '16 7:53:40 PM merotoker
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** He does it again in the finale, [[spoiler: during his [[StormingTheCastle Storming the Castle moment.]] ]]

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** He does it again in the finale, [[spoiler: during his [[StormingTheCastle Storming the Castle moment.]] ]]moment]]]].



* ComicBook/NickFury used to do this back in his HowlingCommandos days. The page illo on the HowlingCommandos page even shows a member of the squad doing it.
* COBRA operative Gristle does this in a TakingYouWithMe moment in ''Infestation 2: GIJoe'' #2.

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* ComicBook/NickFury used to do this back in his HowlingCommandos ComicBook/HowlingCommandos days. The page illo on the HowlingCommandos Howling Commandos page even shows a member of the squad doing it.
* ''Franchise/GIJoe''
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COBRA operative Gristle does this in a TakingYouWithMe moment in ''Infestation 2: GIJoe'' #2.G.I. Joe'' #2.
** Zartan does this when being pursued by the Dreadnoks in ''[[ComicBook/GIJoeIDW G.I. Joe: Special Missions]]'' #7, his other hand being occupied in steering his motorbike.



* Zartan does this when being pursued by the Dreadnoks in ''[[GIJoeIDW G.I. Joe: Special Missions]]'' #7; his other hand being occupied in steering his motorbike.
* An amusing variation in one {{Punisher}} comic: Frank is blackmailed by an obnoxious journalist into being accompanied on one of his criminal-shooting sprees. While chased by Russian mafiya, Frank tells the ''journalist'' to bite down on the pin (as he's driving) before throwing the grenade. It looks painful, but not permanent (then again, being the villain of a Punisher comic, he doesn't enjoy their use for very long).

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* Zartan does this when being pursued by the Dreadnoks in ''[[GIJoeIDW G.I. Joe: Special Missions]]'' #7; his other hand being occupied in steering his motorbike.
* An amusing variation in one {{Punisher}} Punisher comic: Frank is blackmailed by an obnoxious journalist into being accompanied on one of his criminal-shooting sprees. While chased by Russian mafiya, Frank tells the ''journalist'' to bite down on the pin (as he's driving) before throwing the grenade. It looks painful, but not permanent (then again, being the villain of a Punisher comic, he doesn't enjoy their use for very long).



* Seven of Nine does this in "The Killer Dame" by Odon, a ParodyFic of the Series/StarTrekVoyager episode, "The Killing Game" in which Voyager's crew believe they're characters in a WW2 holodeck program. Fortunately she has [[RequiredSecondaryPowers Borg-enhanced teeth]] and thus doesn't need dental surgery afterward.

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* Seven of Nine does this in "The Killer Dame" by Odon, a ParodyFic {{parody}} of the Series/StarTrekVoyager ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode, "The Killing Game" in which Voyager's crew believe they're characters in a WW2 UsefulNotes/{{W|orldWarII}}W2 holodeck program. Fortunately she has [[RequiredSecondaryPowers Borg-enhanced teeth]] and thus doesn't need dental surgery afterward.



* In the 2005 version of ''Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds'', Ray spits out the pins of a couple of M67 grenades he uses to destroy a tripod.

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* In the 2005 version of ''Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds'', ''Film/WarOfTheWorlds'', Ray spits out the pins of a couple of M67 grenades he uses to destroy a tripod.



* ''Film/TheGunsOfNavarone''. In the FilmOfTheBook Andrea does this in the final battle; unfortunate for a movie that generally speaking tries for accuracy.

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* ''Film/TheGunsOfNavarone''. In the FilmOfTheBook TheFilmOfTheBook Andrea does this in the final battle; unfortunate for a movie that generally speaking tries for accuracy.



* In his WW2 memoir ''Quartered Safe Out Here'', Creator/GeorgeMacdonaldFraser notes the dilemma of safety versus being able to pull the pins quickly. Fraser also notes that if a certain British actor (Victor [=MacLaglen=]) known for doing this trope in his movies had done so during his own army service, he would have left his incisors in Mesopotamia.

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* In his WW2 UsefulNotes/{{W|orldWarII}}W2 memoir ''Quartered Safe Out Here'', Creator/GeorgeMacdonaldFraser notes the dilemma of safety versus being able to pull the pins quickly. Fraser also notes that if a certain British actor (Victor [=MacLaglen=]) known for doing this trope in his movies had done so during his own army service, he would have left his incisors in Mesopotamia.



** Ace's nitro-nine grenades are made from scavenged aerosol cans, so they have caps instead of pins. In a possible allusion to this trope, the Doctor pops the cap off one grenade with his teeth in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks Remembrance of the Daleks]]''.
** One of Morgaine's knights does it in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E1Battlefield Battlefield]]''.
** In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E5TimeHeist Time Heist]]'', Psy does this with his transporter locking pin while thinking it will kill him, trying to go out like a badass... only to scream in terror seconds later as it activates.

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** Ace's nitro-nine grenades are made from scavenged aerosol cans, so they have caps instead of pins. In a possible allusion to this trope, the Doctor pops the cap off one grenade with his teeth in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks Remembrance of the Daleks]]''.
Daleks]]".
** One of Morgaine's knights does it in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E1Battlefield Battlefield]]''.
"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E1Battlefield Battlefield]]".
** In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E5TimeHeist "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E5TimeHeist Time Heist]]'', Heist]]", Psy does this with his transporter locking pin while thinking it will kill him, trying to go out like a badass... only to scream in terror seconds later as it activates.



* In a ''Webcomic/PVTMurphysLaw'' cartoon, Murphy takes a grenade pin in his teeth and thinks, "This is how Creator/JohnWayne does it! ''{{beat}}'' The Duke must have had a hell of a dental plan!"

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* In a ''Webcomic/PVTMurphysLaw'' cartoon, Murphy takes a grenade pin in his teeth and thinks, "This is how Creator/JohnWayne does it! ''{{beat}}'' ''[{{beat}}]'' The Duke must have had a hell of a dental plan!"



* In the Creator/{{M|etroGoldwynMayer}}GM [[WesternAnimation/TexAveryMGMCartoon Droopy]] cartoon "The Three Little Pups", the wolf did this, with comical results.

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* In the Creator/{{M|etroGoldwynMayer}}GM [[WesternAnimation/TexAveryMGMCartoon Droopy]] WesternAnimation/{{Droopy}} cartoon "The Three Little Pups", the wolf did this, with comical results.



* [[VietnamWar MACV-SOG]] routinely practiced this with their grenades so that throwing a grenade only took one hand, not two; the difference being, they made sure to deform the safety pins beforehand so that it was possible without breaking a tooth.

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* [[VietnamWar [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar MACV-SOG]] routinely practiced this with their grenades so that throwing a grenade only took one hand, not two; the difference being, they made sure to deform the safety pins beforehand so that it was possible without breaking a tooth.
12th Mar '16 4:37:08 PM Arivne
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* ''Film/TheGunsOfNavarone''. In the FilmOfTheBook Andrea does this in the final battle; unfortunate for a movie that generally speaking tries for accuracy.
1st Jan '16 11:03:09 AM StFan
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* Italy from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' attempts this method of detonation but [[ThrowThePin throws the pin]] while still holding the grenade in his mouth.

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Italy from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' attempts this method of detonation but [[ThrowThePin throws the pin]] while still holding the grenade in his mouth.



* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': Olivier Armstrong does this when she takes a grenade from a fallen soldier to attack Sloth, although in this case it's a masher-style grenade with a pull string. Lan Fan as well during the assault against [[spoiler: Father]] near the end (more noticeable in ''Brotherhood'' episode 62).

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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
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Olivier Armstrong does this when she takes a grenade from a fallen soldier to attack Sloth, although in this case it's a masher-style grenade with a pull string. string.
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Lan Fan as well during the assault against [[spoiler: Father]] near the end (more noticeable in ''Brotherhood'' episode 62).



* Combined with artistic license in ''Anime/CastleInTheSky'' when Dola pulls out a German "potato masher" style grenade and pulls the pin with her teeth. Potato masher grenades didn't have pins, they used a pull cord in the handle instead.



* Spike does it while fighting Vicious's men in the ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' episode 5 "Ballad of Fallen Angels."

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* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'':
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Spike does it while fighting Vicious's men in the ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' episode 5 5, "Ballad of Fallen Angels."Angels".



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* In ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'', General Halftrack once tried to do this as a "This is how we did it back in ''my'' day!" demonstration, but just ended up throwing the still-pinned grenade along with his dentures.
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* In ''TheWrathOfGod'', one of the [[BoxedCrook "heroes"]] is mortally wounded but grapples his killer -- then brings up one hand holding a grenade. Grinning into the other man's horrified face (at about four inches), he says, "Life is just full of surprises!" before pulling the pin with his teeth and holding the grenade alongside their heads. Boom.

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* Combined with artistic license in ''Anime/CastleInTheSky'' when Dola pulls out a German "potato masher" style grenade and pulls the pin with her teeth. Potato masher grenades didn't have pins, they used a pull cord in the handle instead.
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* In ''TheWrathOfGod'', ''Film/TheWrathOfGod'', one of the [[BoxedCrook "heroes"]] is mortally wounded but grapples his killer -- then brings up one hand holding a grenade. Grinning into the other man's horrified face (at about four inches), he says, "Life is just full of surprises!" before pulling the pin with his teeth and holding the grenade alongside their heads. Boom.



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* In ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'', General Halftrack once tried to do this as a "This is how we did it back in ''my'' day!" demonstration, but just ended up throwing the still-pinned grenade along with his dentures.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}''. In ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'', General Halftrack once tried to do the short story "Balance" in ''Shadowland'' magazine #6, a dwarf does this as with a "This is how we did it back in ''my'' day!" demonstration, but just ended up throwing the still-pinned concussion grenade along with his dentures.while fighting a gang of zombies. This is averted in the game itself: modern grenades are radio signal-activated and no longer have physical pins.



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* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}''. In the short story "Balance" in ''Shadowland'' magazine #6, a dwarf does this with a concussion grenade while fighting a gang of zombies. This is averted in the game itself: modern grenades are radio signal-activated and no longer have physical pins.
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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''

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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'':



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', [[TheBaroness Madame Viper]] pulls the pin out with her tongue, then the rest of her teeth.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', [[TheBaroness Madame Viper]] pulls the pin out with her tongue, then the rest of her teeth.
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