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27th Dec '16 5:20:42 PM morana01
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The humor often comes from the exaggerated nature of the fall, and many physical comedians practice their pratfalls carefully to make sure they are funny enough. (Online lessons are available.) The humor value may also depend on the falling character lands on (or ''in'').

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The humor often comes from the exaggerated nature of the fall, and many physical comedians practice their pratfalls carefully to make sure they are funny enough. (Online lessons are available.) The humor value may also depend on what the falling character lands on (or ''in'').
18th Oct '16 12:48:41 PM azul120
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* Jack Tripper of ''Series/ThreesCompany'' practically ran on this trope.
22nd Sep '16 3:06:39 PM nombretomado
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* In the first episode of ''Ben10Omniverse'', we see young Ben defeating an alien named Malware, after which he proceeds to do a celebratory jump with the alien's enhanced jumping abilities, but the Omnitrix's timer runs out and Ben returns to normal form, landing on his butt. He still takes a moment to taunt the fleeing enemy before he starts rubbing his backside.

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* In the first episode of ''Ben10Omniverse'', ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'', we see young Ben defeating an alien named Malware, after which he proceeds to do a celebratory jump with the alien's enhanced jumping abilities, but the Omnitrix's timer runs out and Ben returns to normal form, landing on his butt. He still takes a moment to taunt the fleeing enemy before he starts rubbing his backside.
4th Sep '16 11:23:02 AM nombretomado
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* Amateur versions are regularly featured on ''AmericasFunniestHomeVideos''.

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* Amateur versions are regularly featured on ''AmericasFunniestHomeVideos''.''Series/AmericasFunniestHomeVideos''.
13th Aug '16 1:32:05 PM nombretomado
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* The intro to ''TheDickVanDykeShow'' features Dick performing a very tricky full somersault version after tripping over an ottoman.

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* The intro to ''TheDickVanDykeShow'' ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'' features Dick performing a very tricky full somersault version after tripping over an ottoman.
26th Jun '16 4:15:58 PM 69BookWorM69
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* Emma and Lori go for a walk in ''[[AuntDimity Aunt Dimity Digs In]]'' and wade in a nearby stream to cool off—until Emma's dog Ham bounds in to join them, causing them to flail for balance and land in the water. At least they got cooled off.

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* In the ''Literature/AuntDimity'' series, some of the comedy is physical, including the occasional pratfall:
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Emma and Lori go for a walk in ''[[AuntDimity Aunt ''Aunt Dimity Digs In]]'' In'' and wade in a nearby stream to cool off—until off until Emma's dog Ham bounds in to join them, causing them to flail for balance and land in the water. At least they got cooled off.off.
** In ''Aunt Dimity: Vampire Hunter'', Lori tries very hard to remain upright while following Kit down a steep hillside, only to land on her rump in Gypsy Hollow. Kit teasingly suggests renaming the place "Lori's Bottom".
** Early in ''Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure'', Lori is in her dusty attic to retrieve a blender for new neighbours from among the many duplicate wedding gifts she and Bill have stored there when she sneezes, and the jerk of her hands topples the boxed small appliances "knocking me onto my bottom but doing no real harm until a plummeting juicer struck the flashlight and sent it spinning around the old trunk and into the dark corner."
29th Jan '16 4:35:52 PM nombretomado
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* Used as a game mechanic in ''SuperSmashBrosBrawl'' -- there's a random chance of pratfalling whenever the control stick is hit, discouraging excessive dashing and pivoting.
** In ''SuperSmashBrosMelee'' there's a score bonus called "Pratfaller" for always landing on your back after being knocked down during a match. Alternatively, always landing face down gives you the "Face Planter" bonus.

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* Used as a game mechanic in ''SuperSmashBrosBrawl'' ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl'' -- there's a random chance of pratfalling whenever the control stick is hit, discouraging excessive dashing and pivoting.
** In ''SuperSmashBrosMelee'' ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosMelee'' there's a score bonus called "Pratfaller" for always landing on your back after being knocked down during a match. Alternatively, always landing face down gives you the "Face Planter" bonus.
12th Jan '16 11:22:06 AM catmuto
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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'' has a scene in the Bermia Gorge, with an assassin located on a ledge and ready to shoot arrows at any of the party in her view. They party decides that Jude will act as a decoy, while Milla sneaks up on the assassin. Depending on [[AnotherSideAnotherStory which route the player picked]], the scene plays out differently. On Milla's route, the assassin shoots an arrow into the ground in front of Jude, who is so surprised by the attack that he falls flat on his ass.
21st Nov '15 8:41:46 AM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Peanuts}}'', the famous sequence where Lucy would pull away the football at the last second always resulted in Charlie Brown landing on his backside.
* In ''BloomCounty'' and its sequel ''Outland'', Opus would often perform pratfalls out of sheer surprise, as when he got a letter from his long-missing mother.

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* In ''{{Peanuts}}'', ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', the famous sequence where Lucy would pull away the football at the last second always resulted in Charlie Brown landing on his backside.
* In ''BloomCounty'' ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' and its sequel ''Outland'', Opus would often perform pratfalls out of sheer surprise, as when he got a letter from his long-missing mother.
24th Oct '15 1:47:25 PM CybranGeneralSturm
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* Expect this to happen to the resident {{Dojikko}} quite often. If she's wearing a skirt, a PantyShot is often unavoidable once it happens.

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* Expect this to happen to the resident {{Dojikko}} quite often. If she's wearing a skirt, skirt once it happens, a PantyShot is often unavoidable once it happens.unavoidable.
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