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5th Mar '16 5:56:24 PM Kartoonkid95
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* Sheldon the turtle in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''

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* Sheldon the turtle in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Stewie says that his skinny body looks like "a nude Creator/LarryDavid".
24th Nov '15 2:33:55 AM pittsburghmuggle
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In RealLife, a turtle's shell is fused to its spine (It is, after all, a modified ''rib cage''). [[BodyHorror Removing a shell in Real Life]], if possible at all, will kill the turtle in seconds. But in fiction, it is often treated as a removable article of clothing. Expect the turtle, when out of the shell, to be wearing little more than GoofyPrintUnderwear.

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In RealLife, a turtle's shell is fused to its spine (It is, after all, a modified ''rib cage''). [[BodyHorror Removing a shell in Real Life]], if possible at all, will kill the turtle in seconds.seconds if the turtle is lucky. But in fiction, it is often treated as a removable article of clothing. Expect the turtle, when out of the shell, to be wearing little more than GoofyPrintUnderwear.
20th Nov '15 11:07:02 AM DaibhidC
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[[folder: Puppet Shows]]
* One episode of ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' features a turtle who doesn't leave his shell, but is able to stick his head out a hatch at the top like a tank, while a gun emerges from the head hole.
* Averted in ''The Animal Show with Stinky and Jake'', as befits an EdutainmentShow, with a turtle who sings a song called "My Shell is a Part of Me".
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5th Oct '15 1:08:02 PM TherizinosaurusGlitter
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** Shellcreepers in ''VideoGame/MarioBros'' and Koopas in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' and later games.

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** * Shellcreepers in ''VideoGame/MarioBros'' and Koopas in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' and later games.
2nd Oct '15 5:38:19 PM nombretomado
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* In ''PaniPoniDash'', the cast travels inside [[CloudCuckoolander Himeko]]'s dreams, wherein the Archangel Michael has a turtle companion who keeps losing her shell.

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* In ''PaniPoniDash'', ''Anime/PaniPoniDash'', the cast travels inside [[CloudCuckoolander Himeko]]'s dreams, wherein the Archangel Michael has a turtle companion who keeps losing her shell.
29th Jul '15 2:19:41 PM Morgenthaler
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* Gary the snail in ''SpongeBobSquarePants'', depending on the episode. Sometimes the shell lifts up to show something hidden inside; sometimes the shell is BiggerOnTheInside and [=SpongeBob=] is able to crawl into it; and sometimes cracking the shell [[SubvertedTrope exposes Gary's veiny, throbbing innards.]]
* {{Franklin}} and all of his family members have shells that are removable. Played with in a fire safety story in which Mr. Turtle found that he could not evacuate his house by the window unless he first removed his shell.
* Shelby Turtle from ''HouseOfMouse''.

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* Gary the snail in ''SpongeBobSquarePants'', ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', depending on the episode. Sometimes the shell lifts up to show something hidden inside; sometimes the shell is BiggerOnTheInside and [=SpongeBob=] is able to crawl into it; and sometimes cracking the shell [[SubvertedTrope exposes Gary's veiny, throbbing innards.]]
* {{Franklin}} WesternAnimation/{{Franklin}} and all of his family members have shells that are removable. Played with in a fire safety story in which Mr. Turtle found that he could not evacuate his house by the window unless he first removed his shell.
* Shelby Turtle from ''HouseOfMouse''.''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse''.



* Happens in the ''very'' first episode of ''DinkTheLittleDinosaur''. Crusty takes off his shell to take a bath. When the [[DesignatedVillain resident badguy]], [[TyrannosaurusRex Trannor]] shows up, one of the characters hides in the shell and he carries both the shell and the character off.

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* Happens in the ''very'' first episode of ''DinkTheLittleDinosaur''.''WesternAnimation/DinkTheLittleDinosaur''. Crusty takes off his shell to take a bath. When the [[DesignatedVillain resident badguy]], [[TyrannosaurusRex Trannor]] shows up, one of the characters hides in the shell and he carries both the shell and the character off.



* Averted in ''TheGetAlongGang''.

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* Averted in ''TheGetAlongGang''.''WesternAnimation/TheGetAlongGang''.
7th Jun '15 5:59:41 AM LentilSandEater
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* Dub from ''VideoGame/DieAnstalt'': Treating his neuroses required you to literally get him out of his shell, and it's later revealed that his problems stem from having it on inside out.
** Well, it's reversible. Having it on inside out isn't so much the source of the problem as a hint to what the root of the problem really is (the racing stripe indicating his need to always be faster).
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':

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* Dub from ''VideoGame/DieAnstalt'': Treating his neuroses required you to literally get him out of his shell, and it's later revealed that his problems stem from having it on inside out.
** Well, it's reversible. Having it on inside out isn't so much the source of the problem as a hint to what the root of the problem really is (the racing stripe indicating his need to always be faster).
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
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5th Jun '15 7:45:26 AM livestockgeorge
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** Averted in the first Gameboy title, ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand'', where it was apparently too graphics intensive. The equivalent monster has an exploding, non-removable shell, and plays more like a Bob-omb expy.
14th May '15 4:58:47 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Clothahump the turtle wizard in Creator/AlanDeanFoster's ''{{Spellsinger}}'' series doesn't have a removable shell, but he has enchanted his plastron to install transdimensional cabinet drawers in his chest.
* A board book by SandraBoynton featured a turtle inside its shell looking at another turtle that's outside its shell.

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* Clothahump the turtle wizard in Creator/AlanDeanFoster's ''{{Spellsinger}}'' ''Literature/{{Spellsinger}}'' series doesn't have a removable shell, but he has enchanted his plastron to install transdimensional cabinet drawers in his chest.
* A board book by SandraBoynton Creator/SandraBoynton featured a turtle inside its shell looking at another turtle that's outside its shell.



* ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'': During one of the ''{{Gamera}}'' movies, the bots decided to make a model of Gamera to show what's inside his shell. As they imagined it, he has a fully furnished apartment, complete with a gym, inside there. As well as another door which should never be opened, because that's where Gamera keeps all his internal organs.

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* ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'': ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'': During one of the ''{{Gamera}}'' ''Film/{{Gamera}}'' movies, the bots decided to make a model of Gamera to show what's inside his shell. As they imagined it, he has a fully furnished apartment, complete with a gym, inside there. As well as another door which should never be opened, because that's where Gamera keeps all his internal organs.
1st Mar '15 5:47:40 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Subverted in a NoodleIncident mentioned by Darnell on ''MyNameIsEarl''. [[TheDitz Randy]] apparently pulled the original Mr. Turtle out of his shell to see what was inside, then crammed him back into it hoping Darnell wouldn't notice. The original Mr. Turtle didn't survive.

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* Subverted in a NoodleIncident mentioned by Darnell on ''MyNameIsEarl''.''Series/MyNameIsEarl''. [[TheDitz Randy]] apparently pulled the original Mr. Turtle out of his shell to see what was inside, then crammed him back into it hoping Darnell wouldn't notice. The original Mr. Turtle didn't survive.



* ''DungeonsAndDragons'' has the Tojanida; a monster that resembles a cross between a sea turtle and a lobster. It has eight holes in its shell, out of which it can freely stick its flippers, claws, and head in any configuration it desires.

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* ''DungeonsAndDragons'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has the Tojanida; a monster that resembles a cross between a sea turtle and a lobster. It has eight holes in its shell, out of which it can freely stick its flippers, claws, and head in any configuration it desires.



* Dub from ''DieAnstalt'': Treating his neuroses required you to literally get him out of his shell, and it's later revealed that his problems stem from having it on inside out.

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* Dub from ''DieAnstalt'': ''VideoGame/DieAnstalt'': Treating his neuroses required you to literally get him out of his shell, and it's later revealed that his problems stem from having it on inside out.
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