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11th Jun '17 8:16:36 PM nombretomado
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** And disproved earlier by ''BillNyeTheScienceGuy''.

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** And disproved earlier by ''BillNyeTheScienceGuy''.''Series/BillNyeTheScienceGuy''.



* One episode of ''TheManShow'' has a segment advertising fake products. One of those was "Quicksand Kitty Litter," which causes cats that step in it to sink in and drown. Technically, it does what it's advertised to do: free you of the responsibility of cleaning the litter box.
* In ''XenaWarriorPrincess,'' one round with Xena's EvilCounterpart, Callisto, culminates in Xena and Callisto falling into this, Xena manages to get out, Callisto doesn't. [[BackFromTheDead Not that her death lasted long]]

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* One episode of ''TheManShow'' ''Series/TheManShow'' has a segment advertising fake products. One of those was "Quicksand Kitty Litter," which causes cats that step in it to sink in and drown. Technically, it does what it's advertised to do: free you of the responsibility of cleaning the litter box.
* In ''XenaWarriorPrincess,'' ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess,'' one round with Xena's EvilCounterpart, Callisto, culminates in Xena and Callisto falling into this, Xena manages to get out, Callisto doesn't. [[BackFromTheDead Not that her death lasted long]]
11th Jun '17 2:46:34 AM greshnak
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* Robin pulls Marian out of one in ''Film/RobinHood2010''.

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* Robin pulls Marian out of one in ''Film/RobinHood2010''.''Film/RobinHood2010'', making her a [[DamselInDistress Damsel in Distress]].
11th Jun '17 2:41:59 AM greshnak
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* Robin pulls Marian out of one in ''Film/RobinHood2010''.
4th Jun '17 9:06:45 PM Eddy1215
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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in ''WesternAnimation/EdEddnEddysBigPictureShow''. Ed and Eddy at first appear to be sinking in quicksand, and appear to die as Edd attempts to save them. However, as Edd mourns their deaths, it turns out it was [[KickTheDog just a joke that Ed and Eddy played on him.]] Naturally, Edd gets [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere pissed off at the two and immediately leaves them to return to the cul-de-sac,]] [[LesserOfTwoEvils preferring to be punished by the kids for]] [[NoodleIncident the scam that backfired and sent them on the run in to first place]] rather then continue on the journey with [[JerkAss Ed and Eddy]].

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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in ''WesternAnimation/EdEddnEddysBigPictureShow''.''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddysBigPictureShow''. Ed and Eddy at first appear to be sinking in quicksand, and appear to die as Edd attempts to save them. However, as Edd mourns their deaths, it turns out it was [[KickTheDog just a joke that Ed and Eddy played on him.]] Naturally, Edd gets [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere pissed off at the two and immediately leaves them to return to the cul-de-sac,]] [[LesserOfTwoEvils preferring to be punished by the kids for]] [[NoodleIncident the scam that backfired and sent them on the run in to first place]] rather then continue on the journey with [[JerkAss Ed and Eddy]].
26th May '17 3:47:47 AM JackG
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* ''The Commissar'' by Creator/SvenHassel. The protagonists lose all the gold they've stolen when a bombing raid sets off a landslide of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quick_clay quick clay]], dragging under most of their vehicles with it.

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* ''The Commissar'' by Creator/SvenHassel. The protagonists [[AllForNothing lose all the gold they've stolen stolen]] when a bombing raid sets off a landslide of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quick_clay quick clay]], dragging under most of their vehicles with it.
28th Apr '17 1:38:20 AM Robotech_Master
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* The B movie ''Superargo and the Faceless Giants'' (one of the RifftraxMovies) involves a quicksand pit in a forest that appears to be a nondescript pile of dead leaves.
28th Apr '17 1:32:38 AM Robotech_Master
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* ''Literature/TheHoundOfTheBaskervilles'' uses the swamp version, which is dangerous to enter even if you know the way, and nigh impossible to traverse without a guide. [[spoiler:Stapleton, who boasts that he is the only one who can safely cross, falls victim when he tries to escape justice in a hurry.]]

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* ''Literature/TheHoundOfTheBaskervilles'' uses the swamp version, which is dangerous to enter even if you know the way, and nigh impossible to traverse without a guide. [[spoiler:Stapleton, who boasts that he is the only one who can safely cross, falls victim when he tries to escape justice in a hurry. In the 1959 Hammer Films movie adaptation, it is his daughter who dies that way, after they had saved Watson from it earlier in the film.]]
28th Apr '17 1:30:53 AM Robotech_Master
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Originally a movie serial and B-film device, this trope has been carried over to television by way of programs that mimicked or paid homage to those films, or to pulp fiction in general. Then it also moved to VideoGames. This trope is pretty much a DiscreditedTrope nowadays, although the ShiftingSandLand of video games is [[GrandfatherClause still allowed]] to [[UndeadHorseTrope play it straight]], as a gameplay challenge if nothing else.

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Originally a movie serial and B-film device, this trope has been carried over to television by way of programs that mimicked or paid homage to those films, or to pulp fiction in general. Then it also moved to VideoGames. This trope is pretty much a DiscreditedTrope nowadays, although the ShiftingSandLand of video games is [[GrandfatherClause still allowed]] to [[UndeadHorseTrope play it straight]], as a gameplay challenge if nothing else.
else. In movies, it is often used to set up a ChekhovsGun scenario in which the hero stumbles into it and escapes early on, in order to set up for a villain to die that way later in the film.
22nd Apr '17 8:43:12 PM nombretomado
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* Shows up in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', where it's used to kill both [[spoiler:Melina Frost]] and [[spoiler:Beth Vanallen]], one getting stuck in the sand long enough to be stabbed, the other being pulled in head first and drowned.

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* Shows up in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'', where it's used to kill both [[spoiler:Melina Frost]] and [[spoiler:Beth Vanallen]], one getting stuck in the sand long enough to be stabbed, the other being pulled in head first and drowned.
1st Apr '17 10:34:15 PM foxley
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* In TheNineties series ''Missing Persons'', two children have disappeared on the way to school. It turns out they're caught in the grain bin version of this trope, after climbing on top of a railway car and getting stuck in the grain.

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* In TheNineties series ''Missing Persons'', ''Series/MissingPersons'', two children have disappeared on the way to school. It turns out they're caught in the grain bin version of this trope, after climbing on top of a railway car and getting stuck in the grain.



* ''Series/TheCoroner'': Done realistically in "The Drop Zone". Beth gets stuck in quicksand on a secluded beach, but is not actively being sucked down. She cannot save by lying back and floating (assuming that Beth would even know this) because doing so would cause her to put her head underwater. She has to call Davey to come and rescue her.

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* ''Series/TheCoroner'': Done realistically in "The Drop Zone". Beth gets stuck in quicksand on a secluded beach, but is not actively being sucked down. She cannot save herself by lying back and floating (assuming that Beth would even know this) because doing so would cause her to put her head underwater. She has to call Davey to come and rescue her.
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