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3rd Feb '16 1:09:23 AM SamCurt
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* ''HidamariSketch'': No BeachEpisode in this series. However, Yuno finds an inflatable watermelon-like beachball in the shed and plays around with it in this manner, "just to get the feeling."

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* ''HidamariSketch'': ''Manga/HidamariSketch'': No BeachEpisode in this series. However, Yuno finds an inflatable watermelon-like beachball beach ball in the shed and plays around with it in this manner, "just to get the feeling."
7th Nov '15 10:09:15 PM RoseBride
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* The TrainingMontage used as the first ending of ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' has one scene showing Yuya, Yuzu and Gonganzaka trying to hit a watermelon blindfolded. The first still shows Yuya leaned over the watermelon as he missed with Gonganzaka leaning back for a strike. The next still has Yuya with a very painful bump on his noggin, Gonganzaka apologetic as the teens eat watermelon.

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* The TrainingMontage used as the first ending of ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' has one scene showing Yuya, Yuzu and Gonganzaka Gongenzaka trying to hit a watermelon blindfolded. The first still shows Yuya leaned over the watermelon as he missed with Gonganzaka Yuzu and Gongenzaka leaning back for a strike. The next still has Yuya with a very painful bump on his noggin, Gonganzaka and Yuzu looking apologetic as the teens eat watermelon.
1st Nov '15 4:15:05 PM Dravencour
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''Suikawari'' in Japanese. A party game, usually in the BeachEpisode of Japanese media, where someone is blindfolded, given a large stick (possibly a wooden sword), and directed to smash/crack a watermelon.

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''Suikawari'' in Japanese. A party game, usually in the BeachEpisode of Japanese media, where someone is blindfolded, given a large stick (possibly a ''bokken'' or wooden sword), and directed to smash/crack a watermelon.
30th Oct '15 8:00:53 AM Blazer
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* The TrainingMontage used as the first ending of ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' has one scene showing Yuya, Yuzu and Gonganzaka trying to hit a watermelon blindfolded. The first still shows Yuya leaned over the watermelon as he missed with Gonganzaka leaning back for a strike. The next still has Yuya with a very painful bump on his noggin, Gonganzaka apologetic as the teens eat watermelon.
13th Oct '15 12:51:15 PM SAMAS
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Not to be confused with the band Music/TheSmashingPumpkins, or one of the staple bits of Creator/{{Gallagher}}'s comedy act.

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Not to be confused with the band Music/TheSmashingPumpkins, or one of the staple bits of Creator/{{Gallagher}}'s comedy act.
Music/TheSmashingPumpkins.



* Gallagher and his Sledge-O-Matic may be the first that comes to the mind of American audiences. Of course, he wouldn't be blindfolded and would smash anything that would make a big splatter.

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* Gallagher and his Sledge-O-Matic "Sledge-O-Matic" may be the first that comes to the mind of American audiences. Of course, he wouldn't be blindfolded and would smash anything that would make a big splatter. There's a reason the first few rows of the audience have a big sheet of plastic in front of them.


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[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* The town of Carpenden in the ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' country of [[{{Eagleland}} Andoran]] has an annual festival that, among other things, features the residents hurling extremely sour melons at each other.
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4th Sep '15 12:07:37 AM Adept
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* ''{{Mahoraba}}'': Tamami ignores the shouted directions, walks right to the watermelon, and [[CleanCut slices it neatly]] (using a wooden bokken) into quarters.
* ''NogizakaHarukaNoHimitsu'': While Yuuto and Haruka try to teach Shiina to swim at the school pool, the side characters suddenly turn up for no reason and act like they're at the beach. A watermelon is produced, NinjaMaid Hazuki is blindfolded and given a baseball bat, and she promptly breaks the bat trying to hit Yuuto.

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* ''{{Mahoraba}}'': ''Manga/{{Mahoraba}}'': Tamami ignores the shouted directions, walks right to the watermelon, and [[CleanCut slices it neatly]] (using a wooden bokken) into quarters.
* ''NogizakaHarukaNoHimitsu'': ''Manga/NogizakaHarukaNoHimitsu'': While Yuuto and Haruka try to teach Shiina to swim at the school pool, the side characters suddenly turn up for no reason and act like they're at the beach. A watermelon is produced, NinjaMaid Hazuki is blindfolded and given a baseball bat, and she promptly breaks the bat trying to hit Yuuto.
7th Aug '15 2:49:37 AM SamCurt
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* An anime-original bit of episode 5A of ''Manga/CastleTownDandelion'' involves the Sakurada siblings (sans [[NonActionGuy Haruka]]) attempting to do this [[BeachEpisode on the beach]]. [[spoiler:Shiori succeeded in [[SpeaksFluentAnimal persuading the watermelon to split on its own]].]] This skit, strange, is to showcase Haruka's AwesomenessByAnalysis superpower.
30th Jul '15 6:31:35 AM Willbyr
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Not to be confused with the band Music/TheSmashingPumpkins, or one of the staple bits of Gallagher's comedy act.

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Not to be confused with the band Music/TheSmashingPumpkins, or one of the staple bits of Gallagher's Creator/{{Gallagher}}'s comedy act.act.



* ''FruitsBasket'': Done at the beach, and Tohru talks about how she used to do it with her mom.

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* ''FruitsBasket'': ''Manga/FruitsBasket'': Done at the beach, and Tohru talks about how she used to do it with her mom.



* ''LuckyStar'': Konata mentions that only rich people would want to spend the money to do this, but rich people aren't usually the sort who would do it anyway. Sure enough, rich girl Miyuki's never done it. Konata also directly refers to the ''Fumoffu'' example above.

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* ''LuckyStar'': ''Manga/LuckyStar'': Konata mentions that only rich people would want to spend the money to do this, but rich people aren't usually the sort who would do it anyway. Sure enough, rich girl Miyuki's never done it. Konata also directly refers to the ''Fumoffu'' example above.



* Done several times in ''RanmaOneHalf''.

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* Done several times in ''RanmaOneHalf''.''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''.



* Done in ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', to show how utterly great PrincessClassic Nia is at everything.

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* Done in ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', to show how utterly great PrincessClassic Nia is at everything.



* The ''ToLoveRu'' manga has the watermelon turning into a monster with tentacles. This is about par for the course.

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* The ''ToLoveRu'' ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' manga has the watermelon turning into a monster with tentacles. This is about par for the course.



* In the manga of ''IchigoMashimaro'', Nobue calls it part of Matsuri's challenge, and spins her around... but Matsuri gets dizzy and falls down. Chika is somehow talked into giving it a go, but Miu guides her to a grilled corn vendor. In the anime, Miu is buried up to her neck as punishment for undoing Nobue's top, and an unwitting Ana is guided to her head... though Ana hears Miu and doesn't hit her.
* In ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' [[http://myanimelist.net/clubs.php?action=view&t=pic&id=1496&pid=35604 the watermelon]] says [[CatchPhrase "Don't open it!"]]

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* In the manga of ''IchigoMashimaro'', ''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow'', Nobue calls it part of Matsuri's challenge, and spins her around... but Matsuri gets dizzy and falls down. Chika is somehow talked into giving it a go, but Miu guides her to a grilled corn vendor. In the anime, Miu is buried up to her neck as punishment for undoing Nobue's top, and an unwitting Ana is guided to her head... though Ana hears Miu and doesn't hit her.
* In ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' [[http://myanimelist.net/clubs.php?action=view&t=pic&id=1496&pid=35604 the watermelon]] says [[CatchPhrase "Don't open it!"]]



* Done in the {{Beach Episode}} of {{Hoshizora E Kakaru Hashi}}. Ibuki repeatedly tries to smack Kazuma with the stick (leading him to accuse her of being able to see in spite of the blindfold), while Ui ''sniffs out'' the watermelon and hits it without needing guidance.

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* Done in the {{Beach Episode}} BeachEpisode of {{Hoshizora E Kakaru Hashi}}.''VisualNovel/HoshizoraEKakaruHashi''. Ibuki repeatedly tries to smack Kazuma with the stick (leading him to accuse her of being able to see in spite of the blindfold), while Ui ''sniffs out'' the watermelon and hits it without needing guidance.



* In the first ''YuYuHakusho'' movie, Koenma is kidnapped while trying to smash a melon at the beach.

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* In the first ''YuYuHakusho'' ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' movie, Koenma is kidnapped while trying to smash a melon at the beach.
12th Jun '15 7:36:21 PM Prfnoff
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* ''{{Zoey 101}}''.

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* ''{{Zoey ''Series/{{Zoey 101}}''.



* ''FruitNinja''
* ''KatamariDamacy'': You can roll up a kid trying to smash a watermelon on the beach. You can also roll up the watermelon. The watermelon is twice the size of the kid.
* ''[[SuperMarioBros Super Mario Sunshine]]''. In episode 8 of Gelato Beach, you can smash giant watermelons for coins.
* One of Sakura's power attacks in ''[[StreetFighter Pocket Fighter]]'' is to try this, with her opponent in the way.
* In the PAL version of ''{{Ico}}'', [[NewGamePlus in your second play-through]], there are watermelons growing at the edge of the beach at the very end. Ico can smash them by throwing them. And if he's carrying one of them [[spoiler:when he walks over to Yorda to trigger the final cut scene, then the shot of her waking up is followed by a shot of Ico and Yorda, sitting on the beach together, eating watermelon.]]

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* ''FruitNinja''
''VideoGame/FruitNinja''
* ''KatamariDamacy'': ''VideoGame/KatamariDamacy'': You can roll up a kid trying to smash a watermelon on the beach. You can also roll up the watermelon. The watermelon is twice the size of the kid.
* ''[[SuperMarioBros Super Mario Sunshine]]''.''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine''. In episode 8 of Gelato Beach, you can smash giant watermelons for coins.
* One of Sakura's power attacks in ''[[StreetFighter Pocket Fighter]]'' ''VideoGame/SuperGemFighter'' is to try this, with her opponent in the way.
* In the PAL version of ''{{Ico}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Ico}}'', [[NewGamePlus in your second play-through]], there are watermelons growing at the edge of the beach at the very end. Ico can smash them by throwing them. And if he's carrying one of them [[spoiler:when he walks over to Yorda to trigger the final cut scene, then the shot of her waking up is followed by a shot of Ico and Yorda, sitting on the beach together, eating watermelon.]]



* A summer beach activity in ''RuneFactoryFrontier'', where only you and a few girls participate.
* [[WhenTreesAttack Hashi]] from the fighting game TheBlackHeart has a special move in which he grows fruits from his body and tosses them at the opponent. The super version of that special throws a watermelon, which if left unblocked smashes to pieces against the opponent's body, dealing heavy damage.

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* A summer beach activity in ''RuneFactoryFrontier'', ''VideoGame/RuneFactoryFrontier'', where only you and a few girls participate.
* [[WhenTreesAttack Hashi]] from the fighting game TheBlackHeart ''VideoGame/TheBlackHeart'' has a special move in which he grows fruits from his body and tosses them at the opponent. The super version of that special throws a watermelon, which if left unblocked smashes to pieces against the opponent's body, dealing heavy damage.
7th May '15 9:00:29 AM Daethalion
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* ''{{Manga/Aiura}}'': Kanaka has a dream in which she pulls the fourth gag of this trope on her friend Saki. Dream-Saki is devastated by this.
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