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21st Aug '17 8:11:07 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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This is when a female character is regularly used for physical comedy. She might regularly suffer AmusingInjuries, get CoveredInGunge, receive a PieInTheFace, get PantyShot for ComedicUnderwearExposure, and have other slapstick tropes done to her. She is usually the ButtMonkey or ChewToy of the show and what happens to the girl is PlayedForLaughs.

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This is when a female character is regularly used for physical comedy. She might regularly suffer AmusingInjuries, get CoveredInGunge, receive a PieInTheFace, get PantyShot for ComedicUnderwearExposure, and have other slapstick tropes done to her. She is usually the ButtMonkey or ChewToy TheChewToy of the show and what happens to the girl is PlayedForLaughs.
16th Aug '17 9:55:08 PM annette12
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** ''Disney/{{Moana}}'': Moana is repeatedly thrown off the boat by Maui, with little to no effort to boot, ending up soaking wet every time the ocean puts her back. Moana repeatedly smacks herself in the face with a wet mop of hair when she dramatically spins without registering that her hair is wet.
11th Aug '17 12:50:07 PM jamespolk
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* The TropeMaker is Mabel Normand, heroine for Mack Sennett's Creator/KeystoneStudios during the silent era. Despite her alluring beauty Normand spent her career taking comic pratfalls and [[PieInTheFace pies to the face]] and doing all the other silliness of classic slapstick comedy. Examples include ''Film/MabelsBlunder'', in which Mabel gets the wrong idea about her boyfriend's fidelity, and ''Film/MabelsStrangePredicament'', which featured Mabel hiding under a bed from a violently jealous wife, and also featured Creator/CharlieChaplin in his very first film as TheTramp.
1st Aug '17 4:55:46 PM BeeKirbysNewComputer
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* ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'': The female characters are just as free to [[ToiletHumor crap on the floor]], turn themselves in to living power outlets, drug themselves off pills and shrooms, stab themselves with a rock/metal, and be subjected to the game's heavy BlackComedy as any of the male player characters.

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* ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'': The female characters are just as free to [[ToiletHumor crap on the floor]], turn themselves in to living power outlets, drug themselves off pills and shrooms, stab themselves with a rock/metal, and be subjected to the game's heavy BlackComedy as any of the male player characters.characters (though it's heavily implied that the female and male player characters are just Isaac in [[WholesomeCrossdresser different outfits]]).
1st Aug '17 1:42:37 AM Dav1994
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* ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance'': Half the slapstick comes from Danny (and occasionally Pudge). The rest? Surprisingly enough, it comes from Sawyer, who despite being graceful, wise, and snarky is amusingly very accident-prone (though it should be noted that most of her accidents are in some way Danny's fault, but then again, since he's a Naïve Newcomer and very energetic, who can blame him?). Also, all that happens to the films' villainess, Darla Dimple, at the end of the movie.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance'': Half the slapstick comes from Danny (and occasionally Pudge). The rest? Surprisingly enough, it comes from Sawyer, who despite being graceful, wise, and snarky is amusingly very accident-prone (though it should be noted that most of her accidents are in some way Danny's fault, but then again, since he's a Naïve Newcomer NaiveNewcomer and very energetic, who can blame him?). Also, all that happens to the films' villainess, Darla Dimple, at the end of the movie.
1st Aug '17 1:42:10 AM Dav1994
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* ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance'': Half the slapstick comes from Danny (and occasionally Pudge). The rest? Surprisingly enough, it comes from Sawyer, who despite being graceful, wise, and snarky is amusingly very accident-prone (though it should be noted that most of her accidents are in some way Danny's fault). Also, all that happens to the films' villainess, Darla Dimple, at the end of the movie.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance'': Half the slapstick comes from Danny (and occasionally Pudge). The rest? Surprisingly enough, it comes from Sawyer, who despite being graceful, wise, and snarky is amusingly very accident-prone (though it should be noted that most of her accidents are in some way Danny's fault).fault, but then again, since he's a Naïve Newcomer and very energetic, who can blame him?). Also, all that happens to the films' villainess, Darla Dimple, at the end of the movie.
30th Jul '17 12:25:21 AM Adbot
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** Mostly averted as of ''[[VideoGame/CrashBandicootNSaneTrilogy The N. Sane Trilogy]]''. While Coco doesn't get quite as many death animations as her brother, she does have her fair share.

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** Mostly averted as of ''[[VideoGame/CrashBandicootNSaneTrilogy The N. Sane Trilogy]]''. While With Coco doesn't get quite as now being a playable character in standard levels of the ''VideoGame/CrashBandicootNSaneTrilogy'', many death animations of the [[TheManyDeathsOfYou strange and wacky fates]] that could befall Crash in the original games can now occur to her, as well. Of course, even the first time she was playable in ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot3Warped'', her brother, exclusive levels did feature some comedic ways by which she does have her fair share.could lose a life, such as being stranded in the ocean while being pecked at by an angry seagull, but not as much as what could happen to Crash at the time.



* With Coco now being a playable character in standard levels of the ''VideoGame/CrashBandicootNSaneTrilogy'', many of the [[TheManyDeathsOfYou strange and wacky fates]] that could befall Crash in the original games can now occur to her, as well. Of course, even the first time she was playable in ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot3Warped'', her exclusive levels did feature some comedic ways by which she could lose a life, such as being stranded in the ocean while being pecked at by an angry seagull, but not as much as what could happen to Crash at the time.
30th Jul '17 12:03:45 AM Adbot
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** Mostly averted as of ''[[VideoGame/CrashBandicootNSaneTrilogy The N. Sane Trilogy]]''. While Coco doesn't get quite as many death animations as her brother, she does have her fair share.
28th Jul '17 2:20:46 PM ChaoticNovelist
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None of this is to suggest the men are getting away unscathed, by the way; if slapstick was [[UnfortunateImplications only targeting the ladies]] then it would in fact know gender.

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None of this is to suggest the men are getting away unscathed, by the way; if slapstick was [[UnfortunateImplications only targeting the ladies]] ladies then it would in fact know gender.
19th Jul '17 10:39:15 AM Baeraad555
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* [[Literature/JessicaDarling Jessica Darling's]] adolescent clutziness makes her a success as school {{Mascot}} Mighty the Seagull. Since school tradition requires keeping Mighty's real identity secret, everyone is puzzling over who's inside the costume, and everyone assumes it must be a boy. Jessica is annoyed at the [[DoubleStandard sexist assumption]] that girls can't be funny and goofy until realising that she's only funny and goofy [[WhatYouAreInTheDark when her identity is safely hidden.]] This prompts some CharacterDevelopment as she decides to take more risks and not be so afraid of looking silly even when not wearing the costume.

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* This trope is briefly examined in the [[Literature/JessicaDarling Jessica Darling's]] Darling series]], as the protagonist's adolescent clutziness makes her a success as school {{Mascot}} Mighty the Seagull. Since school tradition requires keeping Mighty's real identity secret, everyone is puzzling over who's inside the costume, and everyone assumes it must be a boy. Jessica is annoyed at the [[DoubleStandard sexist assumption]] that girls can't be funny and goofy until realising that she's only funny and goofy [[WhatYouAreInTheDark when her identity is safely hidden.]] This prompts some CharacterDevelopment as she decides to take more risks and not be so afraid of looking silly even when not wearing the costume.
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