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* ''Manga/BlackButler'' has a list of six [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal companies' curry-cooking contest competitors]]: Chef Turpin, Chef Rush, Chef Rickman, Chef Ripley, Chef Agni, and [[BattleButler Butler Sebastian]].
-->'''The MC who is reading these names aloud:''' [[DoubleTake Wha... A butler...?]]"
22nd Jan '17 4:31:15 PM Xtifr
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* ''Film/AnimalHouse'': Before the Delta Tau Chi members launch their mission of sabotage against Faber College's homecoming parade, there is a "tick-tock" montage (with eerie music by ElmerBernstein) of several of the guys checking their watches to see if it's time to go. Everyone is wearing an expensive watch that marks the time as precisely eleven o'clock--except for Bluto, whose watch is really cheap-looking and broken, and is showing a blatantly wrong time to boot--because he's wearing it ''upside down''.

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* ''Film/AnimalHouse'': Before the Delta Tau Chi members launch their mission of sabotage against Faber College's homecoming parade, there is a "tick-tock" montage (with eerie music by ElmerBernstein) Music/ElmerBernstein) of several of the guys checking their watches to see if it's time to go. Everyone is wearing an expensive watch that marks the time as precisely eleven o'clock--except for Bluto, whose watch is really cheap-looking and broken, and is showing a blatantly wrong time to boot--because he's wearing it ''upside down''.
9th Jan '17 6:27:49 PM nombretomado
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* One "U.S. Acres" cartoon on ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' had Roy Rooster win a game show reminiscent of ''LetsMakeADeal''. The host keeps encouraging him to continue trading up for ever more impossibly fabulous prizes, up to and including [[LivingForeverIsAwesome eternal life]]. Roy then decides to trade up one more time, and finds that he has won...a dirty sock.

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* One "U.S. Acres" cartoon on ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' had Roy Rooster win a game show reminiscent of ''LetsMakeADeal''.''Series/LetsMakeADeal''. The host keeps encouraging him to continue trading up for ever more impossibly fabulous prizes, up to and including [[LivingForeverIsAwesome eternal life]]. Roy then decides to trade up one more time, and finds that he has won...a dirty sock.
9th Dec '16 8:21:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Hellsing}}'': Technically speaking, The Major. Of all the members of [[{{Ghostapo}} Millenium]] (most of whom are statuesque vampires, except for the Captain, who is a werewolf and the most statuesque of all), he stands out for being short and fat, wearing thick spectacles, not wearing a military uniform, and displaying no superhuman abilities. This is in stark contrast to his status as [[BigBad Millenium's beloved leader]], who is extremely charismatic, and [[TheChessmaster quite a skilled strategist]]. [[spoiler: He's also a cyborg. Well, was a cyborg. He's kinda just a robot now...]]

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* ''{{Hellsing}}'': ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'': Technically speaking, The Major. Of all the members of [[{{Ghostapo}} Millenium]] (most of whom are statuesque vampires, except for the Captain, who is a werewolf and the most statuesque of all), he stands out for being short and fat, wearing thick spectacles, not wearing a military uniform, and displaying no superhuman abilities. This is in stark contrast to his status as [[BigBad Millenium's beloved leader]], who is extremely charismatic, and [[TheChessmaster quite a skilled strategist]]. [[spoiler: He's also a cyborg. Well, was a cyborg. He's kinda just a robot now...]]



* The title character in ''{{Madeline}}''.

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* The title character in ''{{Madeline}}''.''Literature/{{Madeline}}''.



* Seen in ''SkinHorse'' during [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/skinhorse/series.php?view=archive&chapter=32015 this week]] (next-to-last strip).

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* Seen in ''SkinHorse'' ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'' during [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/skinhorse/series.php?view=archive&chapter=32015 this week]] (next-to-last strip).



* Benny in ''TopCat''.

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* Benny in ''TopCat''.''WesternAnimation/TopCat''.



* Even ''ScoobyDoo'' has the gang of teenagers (and the dog)... plus [[TheScrappy Scrappy Doo]], who always wanted to fight the ghosts.

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* Even ''ScoobyDoo'' ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' has the gang of teenagers (and the dog)... plus [[TheScrappy Scrappy Doo]], who always wanted to fight the ghosts.



* MGM and WarnerBrothers both use this trope in a number of animated shorts with animals ranging from hounds to crocodiles. The runt usually says [[LampshadeHanging "I've been sick."]]
* Of course, ''TheSimpsons'' does this a great deal:

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* MGM Creator/{{MGM}} and WarnerBrothers Crrator/WarnerBrothers both use this trope in a number of animated shorts with animals ranging from hounds to crocodiles. The runt usually says [[LampshadeHanging "I've been sick."]]
* Of course, ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' does this a great deal:
9th Dec '16 8:20:08 AM Morgenthaler
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** Dopey from ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' is perhaps the best-known Disney example, being smallest and, well, dopey, and also the only one without a beard. Although it's Doc with the OddNameOut that's always recited last.

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** ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'':
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Dopey from ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' is perhaps the best-known Disney example, being smallest and, well, dopey, and also the only one without a beard. Although it's Doc with the OddNameOut that's always recited last.



** The small pirate in the green coat in ''Disney/PeterPan''.
*** Also in ''Peter Pan'', when the Lost Boys go out on a trek, Michael always seems to be [[ButtMonkey the one bringing up the rear]].

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** ''Disney/PeterPan'':
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The small pirate in the green coat in ''Disney/PeterPan''.
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*** Also in ''Peter Pan'', when When the Lost Boys go out on a trek, Michael always seems to be [[ButtMonkey the one bringing up the rear]].



*** Another ''Fantasia'' instance is the little black Pegasus foal in the "Pastoral Symphony" section, who likewise can't keep up and generally screws up ... until all the others are frolicking in a rainbow, when the black one comes fluttering down for a perfect landing, the soul of decorum.

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*** Another ''Fantasia'' instance is the The little black Pegasus foal in the "Pastoral Symphony" section, who likewise can't keep up and generally screws up ... until all the others are frolicking in a rainbow, when the black one comes fluttering down for a perfect landing, the soul of decorum.



** In ''Literature/MayaTheBee'' AnimatedAdaptation, the last ant in the troop is shorter and clumsy.

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** * In ''Literature/MayaTheBee'' ''WesternAnimation/MayaTheBee'' AnimatedAdaptation, the last ant in the troop is shorter and clumsy.
9th Dec '16 8:18:23 AM Morgenthaler
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[[folder:Film]]
* Explicitly invoked as {{homage}} by Creator/StevenSpielberg in ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'', with the little red light that trails behind the larger, more physical-looking [=UFOs=] -- and causes more trouble and fuss.
* This trope makes an appearance in the original 1947 version of ''Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet'': At the climactic moment of the film, a parade of burly bailiffs stream into the courtroom each toting two large bags of mail; the parade ends with a smaller bailiff carrying a single bag.
* Shows up in ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' with Chico, the inexperienced young gun tagging along behind the other more experienced gunslingers on the ride to the Mexican village.
* This follows from ''Film/SevenSamurai'', with Katsuhiro tagging along with the much older samurai. Of course, Kikuchiyo is the real odd one out of that group.
* Every time the stampeding animals go by in ''Film/{{Jumanji}}'', a very fat rhino slowly trots after them as it huffs and puffs for air.
* In a brilliantly timed and executed visual gag in Film/TheThreeStooges' short "Calling All Curs," the boys are forced to beat a hasty retreat when the dinner bell sounds at their dog hospital and a massive clusterfuck of pooches stampedes down the hall... followed after a brief delay by one lone scrawny little pipsqueak of a mutt.
* The entire reason the ''Film/HomeAlone'' movies exist is ''because'' the main characters are this, to the point that they are accidentally left behind on family trips.
* ''Electra Glide in Blue'' where the lead character, a motorcycle cop, is almost a foot shorter than his fellow officers. It's underlined in the opening sequence.
* In ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'', one of the children asks Uncle Max if they're really going to sing in front of a whole lot of people tonight and he says they are and reads their names from the program, ending with Gretel. She asks why she's always last and Max replies "Because you are the most important."

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[[folder:Film]]
* Explicitly invoked as {{homage}} by Creator/StevenSpielberg in ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'', with the little red light that trails behind the larger, more physical-looking [=UFOs=]
[[folder:Films -- and causes more trouble and fuss.
* This trope makes an appearance in the original 1947 version of ''Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet'': At the climactic moment of the film, a parade of burly bailiffs stream into the courtroom each toting two large bags of mail; the parade ends with a smaller bailiff carrying a single bag.
* Shows up in ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' with Chico, the inexperienced young gun tagging along behind the other more experienced gunslingers on the ride to the Mexican village.
* This follows from ''Film/SevenSamurai'', with Katsuhiro tagging along with the much older samurai. Of course, Kikuchiyo is the real odd one out of that group.
* Every time the stampeding animals go by in ''Film/{{Jumanji}}'', a very fat rhino slowly trots after them as it huffs and puffs for air.
* In a brilliantly timed and executed visual gag in Film/TheThreeStooges' short "Calling All Curs," the boys are forced to beat a hasty retreat when the dinner bell sounds at their dog hospital and a massive clusterfuck of pooches stampedes down the hall... followed after a brief delay by one lone scrawny little pipsqueak of a mutt.
* The entire reason the ''Film/HomeAlone'' movies exist is ''because'' the main characters are this, to the point that they are accidentally left behind on family trips.
* ''Electra Glide in Blue'' where the lead character, a motorcycle cop, is almost a foot shorter than his fellow officers. It's underlined in the opening sequence.
* In ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'', one of the children asks Uncle Max if they're really going to sing in front of a whole lot of people tonight and he says they are and reads their names from the program, ending with Gretel. She asks why she's always last and Max replies "Because you are the most important."
Animated]]



* Subverted in a memorable action sequence in Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/BatmanReturns''. Batman is on the street at night beating up [[MonsterClown a gang of criminals dressed as circus clowns]], all of whom are either karate experts or are armed to the teeth. Suddenly he finds himself surrounded by, from left to right 1) a clown wielding a rocket launcher, 2) a clown swinging some nunchuks, 3) a clown brandishing two Japanese swords, and 4) an ordinary-looking woman (ordinary by the gang's standards, anyway) with curly blonde hair, a pink dress, no weapons, and a cute (but growling) poodle at her feet. Batman electronically programs a throwing disc to hit all four criminals, and when he throws it, it knocks out the three clowns fairly quickly--but [[PositiveDiscrimination never hits the woman]], because her dog jumps up impossibly high and catches it in its jaws! The dog runs off, and not only does Batman never get his weapon back, but [[ChekhovsGun it's used against him later in the movie]]. (There's also a second subversion in that the woman isn't just TheDarkChick; she's the third-ranked member of the entire gang, and by the movie's climax is serving as TheDragon after Batman nabs the number-two man.)
* Shows up as well in ''Film/PeeWeesBigAdventure'' (also by Creator/TimBurton) in the scene at the shopping center, when Pee-wee, tormented by the theft of his bicycle, begins to imagine seeing bikes everywhere. Bikes of all kinds are pedaled past him, and they start getting increasingly smaller until a remote-controlled toy bike "driven" by an action figure zips past.
* ''Film/SayAnything'' sees Lloyd Dobler consult a group of guys about how to deal with a breakup; they give him uselessly lunkheaded, wannabe-macho advice, including the last of them, a kid who looks like he's in middle school who counsels him that all girls are bitches.
* ''Film/{{Airplane}}'' has a funny one near the end with a [[CircularDrive long line]] of emergency vehicles driving onto the runway at the airport in Chicago to deal with the about-to-crash flight from Los Angeles. The vehicles get increasingly puny and ridiculous, ending up with the likes of a beer truck and a weiner-mobile.
* ''Film/AnimalHouse'': Before the Delta Tau Chi members launch their mission of sabotage against Faber College's homecoming parade, there is a "tick-tock" montage (with eerie music by ElmerBernstein) of several of the guys checking their watches to see if it's time to go. Everyone is wearing an expensive watch that marks the time as precisely eleven o'clock--except for Bluto, whose watch is really cheap-looking and broken, and is showing a blatantly wrong time to boot--because he's wearing it ''upside down''.
* The director's cut of ''[[Film/TheNakedGun Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult]]'', which was the version shown on American television, had an extra gag when Frank Drebin was arriving at the state prison (going undercover as an inmate to infiltrate a gang of terrorists). Frank is led past cells containing increasingly intimidating criminals: a guy so tough he lights matches by scraping them across his face, a guy so tough he lights ''firewood'' by scraping it across his face, [[LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy an African lion]], andů [[EnemyMime a mime]], who is not in a cell and who thinks he's in an "invisible cage." (In the theatrical version, only the first two guys were shown.)
* The nine kids who attend the big gang meeting in ''Film/TheWarriors'' include their "tagger", Rembrandt, who is the smallest of them all and the most naive (and also the only Latino in the gang, although this is never mentioned). The video game based on the film reveals that he was the last to join (only a couple of months before the big meeting) and brings out the BigBrotherInstinct in the other members. He does succeed in punching out a [[{{Mooks}} Mook]] when the gang gets cornered in a subway restroom (after [[EyeScream blinding the guy]] by [[ImprovisedWeapon spraying him in the face with his paint can]]).
* The Monkeybirds in ''Film/MirrorMask'' are all named Bob, except for [[OddNameOut Malcolm]], who is also the only one with a blue beak. Al the Bobs seem to pick on him for these reasons.

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* Subverted in a memorable action sequence in Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/BatmanReturns''. Batman This is on almost a signature trope for the street at night beating up [[MonsterClown a gang works of criminals dressed as circus clowns]], all of whom are either karate experts or are armed to the teeth. Suddenly he finds himself surrounded by, Creator/WaltDisney:
** Dopey
from left to right 1) a clown wielding a rocket launcher, 2) a clown swinging some nunchuks, 3) a clown brandishing two Japanese swords, and 4) an ordinary-looking woman (ordinary by ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' is perhaps the gang's standards, anyway) with curly blonde hair, a pink dress, no weapons, and a cute (but growling) poodle at her feet. Batman electronically programs a throwing disc to hit all four criminals, and when he throws it, it knocks out the three clowns fairly quickly--but [[PositiveDiscrimination never hits the woman]], because her dog jumps up impossibly high and catches it in its jaws! The dog runs off, and not only does Batman never get his weapon back, but [[ChekhovsGun it's used against him later in the movie]]. (There's also a second subversion in that the woman isn't just TheDarkChick; she's the third-ranked member of the entire gang, and by the movie's climax is serving as TheDragon after Batman nabs the number-two man.)
* Shows up as well in ''Film/PeeWeesBigAdventure'' (also by Creator/TimBurton) in the scene at the shopping center, when Pee-wee, tormented by the theft of his bicycle, begins to imagine seeing bikes everywhere. Bikes of all kinds are pedaled past him, and they start getting increasingly smaller until a remote-controlled toy bike "driven" by an action figure zips past.
* ''Film/SayAnything'' sees Lloyd Dobler consult a group of guys about how to deal with a breakup; they give him uselessly lunkheaded, wannabe-macho advice, including the last of them, a kid who looks like he's in middle school who counsels him that all girls are bitches.
* ''Film/{{Airplane}}'' has a funny one near the end with a [[CircularDrive long line]] of emergency vehicles driving onto the runway at the airport in Chicago to deal with the about-to-crash flight from Los Angeles. The vehicles get increasingly puny and ridiculous, ending up with the likes of a beer truck and a weiner-mobile.
* ''Film/AnimalHouse'': Before the Delta Tau Chi members launch their mission of sabotage against Faber College's homecoming parade, there is a "tick-tock" montage (with eerie music by ElmerBernstein) of several of the guys checking their watches to see if it's time to go. Everyone is wearing an expensive watch that marks the time as precisely eleven o'clock--except for Bluto, whose watch is really cheap-looking and broken, and is showing a blatantly wrong time to boot--because he's wearing it ''upside down''.
* The director's cut of ''[[Film/TheNakedGun Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult]]'', which was the version shown on American television, had an extra gag when Frank Drebin was arriving at the state prison (going undercover as an inmate to infiltrate a gang of terrorists). Frank is led past cells containing increasingly intimidating criminals: a guy so tough he lights matches by scraping them across his face, a guy so tough he lights ''firewood'' by scraping it across his face, [[LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy an African lion]], andů [[EnemyMime a mime]], who is not in a cell and who thinks he's in an "invisible cage." (In the theatrical version, only the first two guys were shown.)
* The nine kids who attend the big gang meeting in ''Film/TheWarriors'' include their "tagger", Rembrandt, who is the
best-known Disney example, being smallest of them all and, well, dopey, and the most naive (and also the only Latino in the gang, although this is never mentioned). The video game based on the film reveals that he was the last to join (only a couple of months before the big meeting) and brings out the BigBrotherInstinct in the other members. He does succeed in punching out a [[{{Mooks}} Mook]] when the gang gets cornered in a subway restroom (after [[EyeScream blinding the guy]] by [[ImprovisedWeapon spraying him in the face with his paint can]]).
* The Monkeybirds in ''Film/MirrorMask'' are all named Bob, except for [[OddNameOut Malcolm]], who is
also the only one without a beard. Although it's Doc with a blue beak. Al the Bobs seem OddNameOut that's always recited last.
*** ''Snow White'' also has a turtle who keeps lagging behind the other animals. By the time it catches up, the others are already on their way out.
** The small pirate in the green coat in ''Disney/PeterPan''.
*** Also in ''Peter Pan'', when the Lost Boys go out on a trek, Michael always seems
to pick on him be [[ButtMonkey the one bringing up the rear]].
** ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' has several:
*** In the Chinese Dance part of the "Nutcracker Suite", performed by dancing mushrooms. The tiniest one (called "Hop Low" by the animators) has trouble keeping in step with the rest.
*** Another ''Fantasia'' instance is the little black Pegasus foal in the "Pastoral Symphony" section, who likewise can't keep up and generally screws up ... until all the others are frolicking in a rainbow, when the black one comes fluttering down
for these reasons.a perfect landing, the soul of decorum.
** The King of Hearts from ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'', who is very small and meek compared to the large Queen.
-->'''White Rabbit:''' Introducing her royal majesty, the Queen of Hearts!
-->''(entire crowd cheers; King tugs on the rabbit's coat)''
-->'''White Rabbit:''' ''(unenthusiastic)'' And the king.
-->'''Small Voice:''' Hooray!
** Hathi Jr. from ''Disney/TheJungleBook'', who brings up the end of the column of marching elephants.
** Ed the hyena in ''Disney/TheLionKing''.
** Thalia, the short, plump muse in Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}''.
** In ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' Kuzco was chased through forest by a pack of jaguars, all of them big and scary, and the last one a cute little cub.



[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Explicitly invoked as {{homage}} by Creator/StevenSpielberg in ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'', with the little red light that trails behind the larger, more physical-looking [=UFOs=] -- and causes more trouble and fuss.
* This trope makes an appearance in the original 1947 version of ''Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet'': At the climactic moment of the film, a parade of burly bailiffs stream into the courtroom each toting two large bags of mail; the parade ends with a smaller bailiff carrying a single bag.
* Shows up in ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' with Chico, the inexperienced young gun tagging along behind the other more experienced gunslingers on the ride to the Mexican village.
* This follows from ''Film/SevenSamurai'', with Katsuhiro tagging along with the much older samurai. Of course, Kikuchiyo is the real odd one out of that group.
* Every time the stampeding animals go by in ''Film/{{Jumanji}}'', a very fat rhino slowly trots after them as it huffs and puffs for air.
* In a brilliantly timed and executed visual gag in Film/TheThreeStooges' short "Calling All Curs," the boys are forced to beat a hasty retreat when the dinner bell sounds at their dog hospital and a massive clusterfuck of pooches stampedes down the hall... followed after a brief delay by one lone scrawny little pipsqueak of a mutt.
* The entire reason the ''Film/HomeAlone'' movies exist is ''because'' the main characters are this, to the point that they are accidentally left behind on family trips.
* ''Electra Glide in Blue'' where the lead character, a motorcycle cop, is almost a foot shorter than his fellow officers. It's underlined in the opening sequence.
* In ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'', one of the children asks Uncle Max if they're really going to sing in front of a whole lot of people tonight and he says they are and reads their names from the program, ending with Gretel. She asks why she's always last and Max replies "Because you are the most important."
* Subverted in a memorable action sequence in Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/BatmanReturns''. Batman is on the street at night beating up [[MonsterClown a gang of criminals dressed as circus clowns]], all of whom are either karate experts or are armed to the teeth. Suddenly he finds himself surrounded by, from left to right 1) a clown wielding a rocket launcher, 2) a clown swinging some nunchuks, 3) a clown brandishing two Japanese swords, and 4) an ordinary-looking woman (ordinary by the gang's standards, anyway) with curly blonde hair, a pink dress, no weapons, and a cute (but growling) poodle at her feet. Batman electronically programs a throwing disc to hit all four criminals, and when he throws it, it knocks out the three clowns fairly quickly--but [[PositiveDiscrimination never hits the woman]], because her dog jumps up impossibly high and catches it in its jaws! The dog runs off, and not only does Batman never get his weapon back, but [[ChekhovsGun it's used against him later in the movie]]. (There's also a second subversion in that the woman isn't just TheDarkChick; she's the third-ranked member of the entire gang, and by the movie's climax is serving as TheDragon after Batman nabs the number-two man.)
* Shows up as well in ''Film/PeeWeesBigAdventure'' (also by Creator/TimBurton) in the scene at the shopping center, when Pee-wee, tormented by the theft of his bicycle, begins to imagine seeing bikes everywhere. Bikes of all kinds are pedaled past him, and they start getting increasingly smaller until a remote-controlled toy bike "driven" by an action figure zips past.
* ''Film/SayAnything'' sees Lloyd Dobler consult a group of guys about how to deal with a breakup; they give him uselessly lunkheaded, wannabe-macho advice, including the last of them, a kid who looks like he's in middle school who counsels him that all girls are bitches.
* ''Film/{{Airplane}}'' has a funny one near the end with a [[CircularDrive long line]] of emergency vehicles driving onto the runway at the airport in Chicago to deal with the about-to-crash flight from Los Angeles. The vehicles get increasingly puny and ridiculous, ending up with the likes of a beer truck and a weiner-mobile.
* ''Film/AnimalHouse'': Before the Delta Tau Chi members launch their mission of sabotage against Faber College's homecoming parade, there is a "tick-tock" montage (with eerie music by ElmerBernstein) of several of the guys checking their watches to see if it's time to go. Everyone is wearing an expensive watch that marks the time as precisely eleven o'clock--except for Bluto, whose watch is really cheap-looking and broken, and is showing a blatantly wrong time to boot--because he's wearing it ''upside down''.
* The director's cut of ''[[Film/TheNakedGun Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult]]'', which was the version shown on American television, had an extra gag when Frank Drebin was arriving at the state prison (going undercover as an inmate to infiltrate a gang of terrorists). Frank is led past cells containing increasingly intimidating criminals: a guy so tough he lights matches by scraping them across his face, a guy so tough he lights ''firewood'' by scraping it across his face, [[LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy an African lion]], andů [[EnemyMime a mime]], who is not in a cell and who thinks he's in an "invisible cage." (In the theatrical version, only the first two guys were shown.)
* The nine kids who attend the big gang meeting in ''Film/TheWarriors'' include their "tagger", Rembrandt, who is the smallest of them all and the most naive (and also the only Latino in the gang, although this is never mentioned). The video game based on the film reveals that he was the last to join (only a couple of months before the big meeting) and brings out the BigBrotherInstinct in the other members. He does succeed in punching out a [[{{Mooks}} Mook]] when the gang gets cornered in a subway restroom (after [[EyeScream blinding the guy]] by [[ImprovisedWeapon spraying him in the face with his paint can]]).
* The Monkeybirds in ''Film/MirrorMask'' are all named Bob, except for [[OddNameOut Malcolm]], who is also the only one with a blue beak. Al the Bobs seem to pick on him for these reasons.
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* This is almost a signature trope for the works of Creator/WaltDisney:
** Dopey from ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' is perhaps the best-known Disney example, being smallest and, well, dopey, and also the only one without a beard. Although it's Doc with the OddNameOut that's always recited last.
*** ''Snow White'' also has a turtle who keeps lagging behind the other animals. By the time it catches up, the others are already on their way out.
** The small pirate in the green coat in ''Disney/PeterPan''.
*** Also in ''Peter Pan'', when the Lost Boys go out on a trek, Michael always seems to be [[ButtMonkey the one bringing up the rear]].
** ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' has several:
*** In the Chinese Dance part of the "Nutcracker Suite", performed by dancing mushrooms. The tiniest one (called "Hop Low" by the animators) has trouble keeping in step with the rest.
*** Another ''Fantasia'' instance is the little black Pegasus foal in the "Pastoral Symphony" section, who likewise can't keep up and generally screws up ... until all the others are frolicking in a rainbow, when the black one comes fluttering down for a perfect landing, the soul of decorum.
** The King of Hearts from ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'', who is very small and meek compared to the large Queen.
-->'''White Rabbit:''' Introducing her royal majesty, the Queen of Hearts!
-->''(entire crowd cheers; King tugs on the rabbit's coat)''
-->'''White Rabbit:''' ''(unenthusiastic)'' And the king.
-->'''Small Voice:''' Hooray!
** The last bird to take his seat in the ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresInMusicDuology Adventures In Music]]'' cartoons, "Melody" and "Toot, Whistle, Plunk, and Boom". The character is also a VocalDissonance, as he's a bass, and the rest of the characters are sopranos and tenors.
** Hathi Jr. from ''Disney/TheJungleBook'', who brings up the end of the column of marching elephants.
** Ed the hyena in ''Disney/TheLionKing''.
** Thalia, the short, plump muse in Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}''.
** In ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' Kuzco was chased through forest by a pack of jaguars, all of them big and scary, and the last one a cute little cub.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' had an episode about questing for the Land of Milk and Honey, featuring a herd of heffalumps thundering past, followed by a very small heffalump chanting "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mCDPqyyJUs The land of milk and honey! The land of milk and honey!]]"

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* This is almost a signature trope for the works of Creator/WaltDisney:
** Dopey from ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' is perhaps the best-known Disney example, being smallest and, well, dopey, and also the only one without a beard. Although it's Doc with the OddNameOut that's always recited last.
*** ''Snow White'' also has a turtle who keeps lagging behind the other animals. By the time it catches up, the others are already on their way out.
** The small pirate in the green coat in ''Disney/PeterPan''.
*** Also in ''Peter Pan'', when the Lost Boys go out on a trek, Michael always seems to be [[ButtMonkey the one bringing up the rear]].
** ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' has several:
*** In the Chinese Dance part of the "Nutcracker Suite", performed by dancing mushrooms. The tiniest one (called "Hop Low" by the animators) has trouble keeping in step with the rest.
*** Another ''Fantasia'' instance is the little black Pegasus foal in the "Pastoral Symphony" section, who likewise can't keep up and generally screws up ... until all the others are frolicking in a rainbow, when the black one comes fluttering down for a perfect landing, the soul of decorum.
** The King of Hearts from ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'', who is very small and meek compared to the large Queen.
-->'''White Rabbit:''' Introducing her royal majesty, the Queen of Hearts!
-->''(entire crowd cheers; King tugs on the rabbit's coat)''
-->'''White Rabbit:''' ''(unenthusiastic)'' And the king.
-->'''Small Voice:''' Hooray!
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The last bird to take his seat in the ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresInMusicDuology Adventures In Music]]'' cartoons, "Melody" and "Toot, Whistle, Plunk, and Boom". The character is also a VocalDissonance, as he's a bass, and the rest of the characters are sopranos and tenors.
** Hathi Jr. from ''Disney/TheJungleBook'', who brings up the end of the column of marching elephants.
** Ed the hyena in ''Disney/TheLionKing''.
** Thalia, the short, plump muse in Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}''.
** In ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' Kuzco was chased through forest by a pack of jaguars, all of them big and scary, and the last one a cute little cub.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' had an episode about questing for the Land of Milk and Honey, featuring a herd of heffalumps thundering past, followed by a very small heffalump chanting "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mCDPqyyJUs The land of milk and honey! The land of milk and honey!]]"
9th Dec '16 8:16:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* Among the dev'esses of the Sarghress clan in ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'', you wouldn't be blamed for thinking that [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?order=chapters&id=475 Sang and her son Kor'maril Niz'zre]] are this trope given that the other characters (including the token human) tower over them, but Kor'maril is one of the highest ranking Sarghress and a certified {{badass}} in his own right, while Sang is described by the author as "small and mean" and an old friend of Quain'tana. [[IncrediblyLamePun Long story short]], in the drow world, TheRuntAtTheEnd tends to be a PintSizedPowerhouse if they have managed to survive that long.

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* Among the dev'esses of the Sarghress clan in ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'', you wouldn't be blamed for thinking that [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?order=chapters&id=475 Sang and her son Kor'maril Niz'zre]] are this trope given that the other characters (including the token human) tower over them, but Kor'maril is one of the highest ranking Sarghress and a certified {{badass}} badass in his own right, while Sang is described by the author as "small and mean" and an old friend of Quain'tana. [[IncrediblyLamePun Long story short]], in the drow world, TheRuntAtTheEnd tends to be a PintSizedPowerhouse if they have managed to survive that long.
15th Oct '16 7:51:43 PM Malady
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* Before the Delta Tau Chi members launch their mission of sabotage against Faber College's homecoming parade, there is a "tick-tock" montage (with eerie music by ElmerBernstein) of several of the guys checking their watches to see if it's time to go. Everyone is wearing an expensive watch that marks the time as precisely eleven o'clock--except for Bluto, whose watch is really cheap-looking and broken, and is showing a blatantly wrong time to boot--because he's wearing it ''upside down''.

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* ''Film/AnimalHouse'': Before the Delta Tau Chi members launch their mission of sabotage against Faber College's homecoming parade, there is a "tick-tock" montage (with eerie music by ElmerBernstein) of several of the guys checking their watches to see if it's time to go. Everyone is wearing an expensive watch that marks the time as precisely eleven o'clock--except for Bluto, whose watch is really cheap-looking and broken, and is showing a blatantly wrong time to boot--because he's wearing it ''upside down''.
14th Oct '16 6:30:16 PM ml0085
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* Happens to Kirby in both KirbbyNightmareInDreamLand and KirbyandtheAmazingMirror. IN the former with kirby being the runt of a lot of Kirbies (120 to be exact) and the lattter with Kirby being the last one in a aparade of different mooks.

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* Happens to Kirby in both KirbbyNightmareInDreamLand ''KirbyNightmareInDreamLand'' and KirbyandtheAmazingMirror.''KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror''. IN the former with kirby being the runt of a lot of Kirbies (120 to be exact) and the lattter with Kirby being the last one in a aparade of different mooks.
4th Sep '16 9:18:51 PM Kirb-Star
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* Happens to Kirby in both KirbbyNightmareInDreamLand and KirbyandtheAmazingMirror. IN the former with kirby being the runt of a lot of Kirbies (120 to be exact) and the lattter with Kirby being the last one in a aparade of different mooks.
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