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24th Jan '18 1:49:06 PM eroock
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->''A pratfall is better than anything.''

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->''A ->''"A pratfall is better than anything.''"''
19th Jan '18 3:35:07 PM Xtifr
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19th Jan '18 3:23:18 PM Xtifr
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* A 2018 ad for Dominoes Pizza features a guy who does a pratfall on snow while carrying a pizza from his car to his house, to promote something they call "pizza insurance".

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* A 2018 US ad for Dominoes Domino's Pizza features a guy who does a pratfall on snow while carrying a pizza from his car to his house, to promote something they call "pizza insurance".
19th Jan '18 3:22:17 PM Xtifr
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* A 2018 ad for Dominoes Pizza features a guy who does a pratfall on snow while carrying a pizza from his car to his house, to promote something they call "pizza insurance".
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18th Dec '17 5:41:56 PM nombretomado
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* In ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'', [[LukeMochrieAndTheInners Luke]] pulls off one when he trips [[spoiler:over [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain's wand]] while running from the Cloaks]].

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* In ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'', [[LukeMochrieAndTheInners [[WebVideo/LukeMochrieAndTheInners Luke]] pulls off one when he trips [[spoiler:over [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain's wand]] while running from the Cloaks]].
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.



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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 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.
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