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23rd Jun '16 2:15:41 AM gewunomox
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* Happens to the narrator in DeadKennedys' "Too Drunk to Fuck" as a consequence of his drinking.

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* Happens to the narrator in DeadKennedys' Music/DeadKennedys' "Too Drunk to Fuck" as a consequence of his drinking.
12th Jun '16 12:01:07 AM Dravencour
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* One of the most famous is from 1947 film ''Film/KissOfDeath'', when GigglingVillain Tommy Udo takes an old lady in a wheelchair and pushes her down a flight of stairs to her death. (He incorrectly believes that her son has become an informant for the police.)

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* One of the most famous is from 1947 film ''Film/KissOfDeath'', when GigglingVillain Tommy Udo takes an old lady in a wheelchair and pushes her down a flight of stairs to her death.death in probably the most famous KickTheDog moment in the movie. (He incorrectly believes that her son has become an informant for the police.)
6th Jun '16 2:10:18 PM AnotherGuy
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* DesignatedHero Mike Harber inexplicably tumbles down a flight of hotel stairs when chasing a woman in high heels in ''Film/WonderWomen''.
-->'''[[RiffTrax Bill Corbett]]:''' I NEVER FIGURED OUT STAIRS!!!!!
24th May '16 7:19:36 AM Nepeta
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-->-- '''Hella Jeff''', ''Webcomic/SweetBroAndHellaJeff'' [[[StylisticSuck sic]]]

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-->-- '''Hella Jeff''', ''Webcomic/SweetBroAndHellaJeff'' [[[StylisticSuck sic]]]
''Webcomic/SweetBroAndHellaJeff''
19th May '16 11:42:03 PM KZN02
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* Towards the end of Season 1 of CodeLyoko, Jeremie ends up chased by Jim, who's determined to find out what the gang's secret is. Jeremie's so distracted that he lands wrong on one of the stairs, tumbling the rest of the way down. When he lands, he's injured his ankle too badly to stand. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Jim is obviously distraught at this turn of events.]]

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* Towards the end of Season 1 of CodeLyoko, ''CodeLyoko'', Jeremie ends up chased by Jim, who's determined to find out what the gang's secret is. Jeremie's so distracted that he lands wrong on one of the stairs, tumbling the rest of the way down. When he lands, he's injured his ankle too badly to stand. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Jim is obviously distraught at this turn of events.]]
19th May '16 8:52:37 PM Teakay
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* The apparent fate of Robert Dudley's wife, Amy Robsart, who was found with a broken neck at the bottom of a flight of stairs. It was widely theorized that her husband had bumped her off -- via staircase or otherwise -- in hopes of marrying UsefulNotes/ElizabethI.
19th May '16 1:55:22 PM ladyofthelibrary
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* Towards the end of Season 1 of CodeLyoko, Jeremie ends up chased by Jim, who's determined to find out what the gang's secret is. Jeremie's so distracted that he lands wrong on one of the stairs, tumbling the rest of the way down. When he lands, he's injured his ankle too badly to stand. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Jim is obviously distraught at this turn of events.]]
15th May '16 8:14:28 PM Willbyr
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** [[spoiler: Junta Nakao]] dies a CruelAndUnusualDeath by [[spoiler: collapsing in the sea and then being chopped up by a motorboat engine. The actual cause is that he developed an aneurysm after having fallen down his house's stairs, and it bursted [[TimeDelayedDeath when he was swimming]].]]

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** [[spoiler: Junta [[spoiler:Junta Nakao]] dies a CruelAndUnusualDeath by [[spoiler: collapsing [[spoiler:collapsing in the sea and then being chopped up by a motorboat engine. The actual cause is that he developed an aneurysm after having fallen down his house's stairs, and it bursted burst [[TimeDelayedDeath when he was swimming]].]]swimming]]]].



* Subverted in ''SakuraGari''. [[spoiler:The boarding student Terashima ''is'' pushed down a flight of stairs by Souma's half-sister Sakurako for being one of Souma's lovers, but that's not what kills him. ''[[ManOnFire Catching fire]]'', however...]]
* Averted in Anime/MawaruPenguindrum. [[spoiler:Asami Kuho]] gets pushed down some elevator stairs by [[spoiler:Kanba's ClingyJealousGirl Masako]], but aside of minor injuries she lives to tell.

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* Subverted in ''SakuraGari''.''Manga/SakuraGari''. [[spoiler:The boarding student Terashima ''is'' pushed down a flight of stairs by Souma's half-sister Sakurako for being one of Souma's lovers, but that's not what kills him. ''[[ManOnFire Catching fire]]'', however...]]
* Averted in Anime/MawaruPenguindrum.''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum''. [[spoiler:Asami Kuho]] gets pushed down some elevator stairs by [[spoiler:Kanba's ClingyJealousGirl Masako]], but aside of minor injuries she lives to tell.



* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': in the manga, Shinji is washing the stairs [[note]](in Japan, students are tasked with the clean up of the school - and since this is Tokyo 3...)[[/note]] when Toji starts demonstrating how to secretly perve on the girls, only to find himself staring up the skirt of the furious ClassRepresentative Hikari. He turns to flee from her wrath, only to knock [[ButtMonkey Shinji]] downstairs with him. Hikari then bundles Shinji off to get patched up [[{{tsundere}} while grilling him on Toji's feelings for her]].

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': in In the manga, Shinji is washing the stairs [[note]](in [[note]]in Japan, students are tasked with the clean up of the school - and since this is Tokyo 3...)[[/note]] [[/note]] when Toji starts demonstrating how to secretly perve perv on the girls, only to find himself staring up the skirt of the furious ClassRepresentative Hikari. He turns to flee from her wrath, only to knock [[ButtMonkey Shinji]] downstairs with him. Hikari then bundles Shinji off to get patched up [[{{tsundere}} while grilling him on Toji's feelings for her]].
14th May '16 3:47:14 AM Nepeta
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* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', [[spoiler:Bill]] does this to [[spoiler:[[DemonicPossession Dipper's body]] [[http://orig09.deviantart.net/9b87/f/2014/257/2/2/trustfall_with_stairs_by_mf99k-d7z8jc7.gif here]]]]
5th May '16 12:54:14 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* There an hotel by the California sea that has a gorgeous staircase, often used by brides-to-be to rehearse for the moment they'll go up the aisle. It's supposedly haunted by the ghost of an unlucky bride who, during TheRoaringTwenties, [[WidowedatTheWedding died upon tripping on her dress and then falling to her death.]]

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* There an Both the luxurious [[http://hammersonpeters.com/?p=964 Fairmon Banff Springs hotel]] in Alberta (Canada) and a hotel by the California sea that has a gorgeous staircase, often used by brides-to-be to rehearse for the moment they'll go up the aisle. It's are supposedly haunted by the ghost ghosts of an [[WidowedAtTheWedding unlucky bride who, during TheRoaringTwenties, [[WidowedatTheWedding died upon tripping brides]] who tried to use the hotels' staircases to rehearse for their walks up the aisle, tripped on her dress their {{Fairytale Wedding Dress}}es and then falling fell to her death.]]their deaths.
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