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1st Sep '17 4:21:55 PM StFan
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->''"A pratfall is better than anything."''

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->''"A ->''A pratfall is better than anything."''''



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24th Aug '17 12:56:00 PM StFan
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->''A pratfall is better than anything.''

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->''A ->''"A pratfall is better than anything.''"''






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* Plenty from the toons in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' [[spoiler:and when Judge Doom has one, it's a clue that he's a toon]]. The previously humorless Eddie Valliant does a bunch during his dance to make the weasels DieLaughing.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'': Toward the end of the movie, Twilight crosses the portal back to Equestria with her crown, the Element of Magic, causing the earlier MagicalGirl transformations of the five human counterparts to her pony friends to revert. Rainbow Dash is flying at the time with her brand-new wings, and she falls on her tush when they disappear.
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* Silent film stars Creator/LaurelAndHardy were also fond of this trope, so much that it's one of their trademarks.
** There's even a Laurel and Hardy fan magazine called ''Pratfall''.

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* Silent film stars Creator/LaurelAndHardy were also fond of this trope, so much that it's one of their trademarks.
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trademarks. There's even a Laurel and Hardy fan magazine called ''Pratfall''.



* Plenty from the toons in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' [[spoiler:and when Judge Doom has one, it's a clue that he's a toon]]. The previously humorless Eddie Valliant does a bunch during his dance to make the weasels DieLaughing.



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* In ''FTroop'', Captain Parmenter frequently showed us how it's done by tripping over nearly everything, including rugs, floorboards, hitching posts, and, in one unfortunate instance, the fort well. Ken Berry's dancing talents allowed him to pull them off beautifully, including one instance where Parmenter encounters several obstacles on a stroll through town and not only manages to still land on his feet in the end, but does all of them while distracted by a letter he's reading.

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* In ''FTroop'', ''Series/FTroop'', Captain Parmenter frequently showed us how it's done by tripping over nearly everything, including rugs, floorboards, hitching posts, and, in one unfortunate instance, the fort well. Ken Berry's dancing talents allowed him to pull them off beautifully, including one instance where Parmenter encounters several obstacles on a stroll through town and not only manages to still land on his feet in the end, but does all of them while distracted by a letter he's reading.



[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* In ''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 ''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.

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* In ''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 ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' and its sequel ''Outland'', Opus would often perform
Creator/{{Sega}}'s ''Pinball/{{Sapporo}}'' shows several skiiers suffering various pratfalls out of sheer surprise, as when he got a letter from his long-missing mother.and tumbles.



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* Creator/{{Sega}}'s ''Pinball/{{Sapporo}}'' shows several skiiers suffering various pratfalls and tumbles.
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* One of the few times Bastila shows a sense of humor in ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' involves using the Force to knock Mission over, after insisting (to Mission's questioning) that she's above such things.

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* One of the few times Bastila shows a sense of humor in ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' involves using the Force to knock Mission over, after insisting (to Mission's questioning) that she's above such things.



-->'''Bart's brain''': She's beautiful! Say something clever.
-->'''Bart''': I fell on my bottom.
-->'''Bart's brain''': D'oh...

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-->'''Bart's brain''': brain:''' She's beautiful! Say something clever.
-->'''Bart''':
clever.\\
'''Bart:'''
I fell on my bottom.
-->'''Bart's brain''':
bottom.\\
'''Bart's brain:'''
D'oh...



-->''[[TheStinger SAKURA]][[BrawlInTheFamily IIIIII]]!''
9th Apr '17 5:52:13 PM nombretomado
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* The "Pratfall CheatCode" for ''SaintsRow2'' allows players to perform pratfalls and faceplants for their own amusement.

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* The "Pratfall CheatCode" for ''SaintsRow2'' ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'' allows players to perform pratfalls and faceplants for their own amusement.
17th Mar '17 6:07:44 AM secretfan14
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* Expect this to happen to the resident {{Dojikko}} quite often. If she's wearing a skirt once it happens, a PantyShot is often unavoidable.

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* Expect this to happen to the resident {{Dojikko}} CuteClumsyGirl quite often. If she's wearing a skirt once it happens, a PantyShot is often unavoidable.
7th Feb '17 6:18:03 PM HeroGal2347
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Subtrope of AmusingInjury and LiteralAssKicking. Compare FacePlant, which is a similar way of going from upright to sprawled very quickly for humor, and the closely related FaceFault.

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Subtrope of AmusingInjury and LiteralAssKicking. Compare FacePlant, which is a similar way of going from upright to sprawled very quickly for humor, and the closely related FaceFault.FaceFault, and ForgotToMindTheirHead, where humor can be achieved by hitting one's head on something.
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.
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