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12th Apr '16 7:01:38 AM HeroGal2347
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* In the WesternAnimation/BugsBunny cartoon "WesternAnimation/BugsAndThugs", Bugs is kidnapped by a pair of gangsters. He drives them so crazy that when the police arrive, the criminals beg the cops to arrest them to get them away from him.

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* In the WesternAnimation/BugsBunny cartoon "WesternAnimation/BugsAndThugs", Bugs is kidnapped by a pair of gangsters. He drives them so crazy that when the police arrive, [[PreferJailToTheProtagonist the criminals beg the cops to arrest them to get them away from him.]]
22nd Mar '16 8:50:15 AM fobarimperius
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* In an episode from Black Box TV (a serious horror example of this trope), a couple kidnap a young girl with the intent to force her family to pay for her back, but then don't hear anything. No police report, no callback on their ransom, nothing. The couple, a man who does have some level of moral compass and a woman with a drug habit and surly attitude, begin becoming frustrated. Eventually, the kidnapped girl turns the tables, using her supernatural powers to lock the woman in her bedroom and viciously attack her with a supernatural teddy bear with razor teeth and sharp claws. The kidnapped girl then forces both the man and woman to become her "perfect parents", acting like a nuclear family out of the 50s. Should they refuse, the kidnapped girl will kill them both with her powers. It is essentially implied that the parents of the girl didn't want her back as this was the life they were forced to live as well, and likely split the second they were free.
26th Feb '16 9:25:48 AM StClair
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** We find out later that Rarity is a CuteBruiser and probably ''could'' have kicked their flanks if she's ''wanted'' to, she just chose to whine her head off and annoy them into letting her go.

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** We find out later that Rarity is a CuteBruiser and probably ''could'' have kicked their flanks if she's she'd ''wanted'' to, she just chose to whine her head off and annoy them into letting her go.



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'', the title character's friend Perfuma is captured by the evil Horde. Hordak first demands that She-Ra surrender herself in exchange for Perfuma's release, but [[TheMentor Lighthope]] urges her not to agree to his demands. This proves good advice. Perfuma then proceeds to annoy everyone (especially the audience) with her sing-songy voice, decorate the evil lair with flowers, and even coerce the Horde-Troopers into dancing (in a ''conga line''). Hordak quickly changes his demands, saying She-Ra can have her back if she simply comes to get her. She still heeds Lighthope's advice, and eventually, by the ends of the episode, he ''begs'' She-Ra to take her back, paying the rebels three months' worth of supplies in return.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'', the title character's friend Perfuma is captured by the evil Horde. Hordak first demands that She-Ra surrender herself in exchange for Perfuma's release, but [[TheMentor Lighthope]] urges her not to agree to his demands. This proves good advice. Perfuma then proceeds to annoy everyone (especially the audience) with her sing-songy voice, decorate the evil lair with flowers, and even coerce the Horde-Troopers into dancing (in a ''conga line''). Hordak quickly changes his demands, saying She-Ra can have her back if she simply comes to get her. She still heeds Lighthope's advice, and eventually, by the ends end of the episode, he ''begs'' She-Ra to take her back, paying the rebels three months' worth of supplies in return.
26th Feb '16 9:16:32 AM StClair
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'''Celestial:''' No. Really. You're ☠☠☠☠. We've taken a year of you. We're taking you back to that orbiting trashcan you call a planet. And dumping you there. You're turning away from us. We are speaking to you and you're turning away from us. This is exactly the kind of ☠☠☠☠ we're taking about here.

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'''Celestial:''' No. Really. You're ☠☠☠☠. We've taken a year of you. We're taking you back to that orbiting trashcan you call a planet. And dumping you there. ... You're turning away from us. We are speaking to you and you're turning away from us. This is exactly the kind of ☠☠☠☠ we're taking about here.
26th Feb '16 9:15:18 AM StClair
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** One time, Germany shipped Italy home in a box. The Allies shipped Italy back to Germany ''twice'', once after America captured him (although they were willing to keep him like a dog until he insulted [[LethalChef England's cooking]], at which point America immediately decided not to keep him), then again after France captured him. Both times, the box had 'FUCK' written on it, in big, bold letters.

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** One time, Germany shipped Italy home in a box. The Allies shipped Italy back to Germany ''twice'', once after America captured him (although they were willing to keep him like a dog until he insulted [[LethalChef England's cooking]], at which point America immediately decided not to keep him), then again after France captured him. Both times, the box had 'FUCK' written on it, in big, bold letters.
18th Feb '16 1:12:03 PM Shadowgazer
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** In ''Recap/AsterixTheGladiator'', Cacofonix is captured by a Roman prefect to give to Caesar as a gift. The suffering of the kidnappers only increases on their journey as they spend more and more time with Cacofonix's singing.

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** In ''Recap/AsterixTheGladiator'', Cacofonix is captured by a Roman prefect to give to Caesar as a gift. The suffering of the kidnappers only increases on their journey as they spend more and more time with Cacofonix's singing. Slightly averted in that the Prefect at least was intelligent enough to have him simply tied up and gagged.
10th Feb '16 7:17:42 AM ngh93
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-->'''Crooks''': Please take him back! We've learned our lesson, and we're very sorry Mr. Thump.\\

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-->'''Crooks''': Please take him back! We've learned our lesson, and we're very sorry sorry, Mr. Thump.\\



** Then the ransom note (which Stu and Grandpa ''never even got to read'') flies out of Stu's hands and [[LaserGuidedKarma covers one of the crook's head, causing him to crash into a hydrant, and send both of them flying headfirst into the back window of a police car]].

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** Then the ransom note (which Stu and Grandpa the Pickles ''never even got to read'') flies out of Stu's hands and [[LaserGuidedKarma covers one of the crook's head, causing him to crash into a hydrant, and send both of them flying headfirst into the back window of a police car]].
13th Jan '16 12:02:44 PM DaibhidC
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* The ''Stanley Baxter's Playhouse'' episode "Two Desperate Men" is "The Ransom of Red Chief" [[SettingUpdate in 1930s Perthshire]]. They finally decide they have to return him when he tries to drive their car. [[spoiler: The father takes the car as part of the anti-ransom, and the story ends with them walking to Glasgow.]]

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* The ''Stanley Baxter's Playhouse'' episode "Two Desperate Men" is "The Ransom of Red Chief" [[SettingUpdate in 1930s Perthshire]]. They finally decide they have to return him when he tries to drive their car.car, and nearly crashes it. [[spoiler: The father takes the car as part of the anti-ransom, and the story ends with them walking to Glasgow.]]
13th Jan '16 12:02:19 PM DaibhidC
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* The ''Stanley Baxter's Playhouse'' episode "Two Desperate Men" is "The Ransom of Red Chief" [[SettingUpdate in 1930s Perthshire]].

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* The ''Stanley Baxter's Playhouse'' episode "Two Desperate Men" is "The Ransom of Red Chief" [[SettingUpdate in 1930s Perthshire]]. They finally decide they have to return him when he tries to drive their car. [[spoiler: The father takes the car as part of the anti-ransom, and the story ends with them walking to Glasgow.]]
-->'''Hughie''': You tried to set me on fire! You are a very bad boy!
-->'''Logan''': You're a kidnapper, so you can't tell me off. Now I'm going to sleep for a bit, but when I wake, you're getting burnt proper.
13th Jan '16 11:13:47 AM DaibhidC
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* The ''Stanley Baxter's Playhouse'' episode "Two Desperate Men" is "The Ransom of Red Chief" [[SettingUpdate in 1930s Perthshire]].
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