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9th Jul '16 9:02:23 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* Every ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros.'' game. Like every other container in the series, they also have a [[MadeOfExplodium tendency to explode on impact.]] As noted above, Donkey Kong mastered barrel throwing long ago and is the only character that isn't slowed by carrying heavy items such as barrels.

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* Every ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros.'' ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' game. Like every other container in the series, they also have a [[MadeOfExplodium tendency to explode on impact.]] As noted above, Donkey Kong mastered barrel throwing long ago and is the only character that isn't slowed by carrying heavy items such as barrels.
2nd May '16 8:14:12 AM Captain_Barbarossa
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* The {{Pirate}} [[FragileSpeedster Skirmisher]] in the multiplayer game ''VideoGame/PiratesVikingsAndKnights'' has a powderkeg strapped to his back. Using the primary fire key, he can light the fuse and wait for the perfect moment to throw the keg, [[StuffBlowingUp ideally killing multiple enemies at once.]] The keg also deals ScratchDamage if you throw it in someone's face.
7th Mar '16 5:45:26 AM Prfnoff
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%%* The Brewery Henchman in ''[[VideoGame/DarkCastle Beyond Dark Castle]]''.
15th Nov '15 4:11:29 PM eroock
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6th Nov '15 8:49:37 AM StFan
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* 'Film/ItsAMadMadMAdMadWorld''. While the two garage attendants are fighting the truck driver Lennie Pike (Jonathan Winters), on two separate occasions one of the attendants throws an empty barrel at Pike.

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* 'Film/ItsAMadMadMAdMadWorld''. ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'': While the two garage attendants are fighting the truck driver Lennie Pike (Jonathan Winters), on two separate occasions one of the attendants throws an empty barrel at Pike.
28th Oct '15 4:12:04 PM Arivne
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* 'Film/ItsAMadMadMAdMadWorld''. While the two garage attendants are fighting the truck driver Lennie Pike (Jonathan Winters), on two separate occasions one of the attendants throws an empty barrel at Pike.
19th Aug '15 7:25:33 PM evknucklehead
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* While ''VideoGame/DarkCastle'' doesn't have actual barrels, there is a henchman in two of the levels that will lob boulders at you in this manner. The sequel, ''Beyond Dark Castle'' has a level set in a brewery, so actual barrels do get thrown there. You can even whack them out of the air with your held weapon if you time it right.
10th Aug '15 5:14:39 AM StFan
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10th Aug '15 5:11:37 AM StFan
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->'''Pauline''': Oh no! Please don't beat my random plumber boyfriend to a pulp with your insanely powerful giant monkey arms of death!\\
'''Donkey Kong''': Hell no! I'm gonna throw barrels at him!
-->-- ''[[AwesomeSeries Awesome Kong]]''

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->'''Pauline''': ->'''Pauline:''' Oh no! Please don't beat my random plumber boyfriend to a pulp with your insanely powerful giant monkey arms of death!\\
'''Donkey Kong''': Kong:''' Hell no! I'm gonna throw barrels at him!
-->-- ''[[AwesomeSeries ''[[WebAnimation/AwesomeSeries Awesome Kong]]''






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* WesternAnimation/ThePiratesBandOfMisfits: Queen Victoria gets attacked by several rolling barrels of vinegar.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'', Megamind trains the very video-game-obsessed new super-hero-in-name-only Hal (aka Tighten) by having him run a platform course and jump over barrels that Minion (dressed [[ShoutOut in a gorilla suit]]) is tossing down at him.

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* One ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' strip has Jason try to cash in on the success of the new Film/KingKong movie by making his own, starring his brother as Kong (that is to say, he's wearing a VideoGame/DonkeyKong mask). Then comes the action scene: "Velociraptors are attacking! Quick, throw a barrel!"
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* WesternAnimation/ThePiratesBandOfMisfits: ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesBandOfMisfits'': Queen Victoria gets attacked by several rolling barrels of vinegar.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'', Megamind trains the very video-game-obsessed new super-hero-in-name-only Hal (aka (a.k.a. Tighten) by having him run a platform course and jump over barrels that Minion (dressed [[ShoutOut in a gorilla suit]]) is tossing down at him.

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* ''Film/DawnOfThePlanetOfTheApes''. During the attack of the apes on the human stronghold, a gorilla throws a flaming barrel, again in an obvious gag re ''Donkey Kong''.
* How the nameless man takes out his torturer in Film/AFistfulOfDollars.

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* ''Film/DawnOfThePlanetOfTheApes''. During the attack of the apes on the human stronghold, a gorilla throws a flaming barrel, again in an obvious gag re referencing ''Donkey Kong''.
* How the nameless man takes out his torturer in Film/AFistfulOfDollars.

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''Film/AFistfulOfDollars''.
* In ''Franchise/{{Tintin}} et le Mystère de la Toison d'Or'', while pursued on an old fortress in Istanbul, Captain Haddock sends a few canonballs rolling down a narrow flight of stairs to trip off the bad guys.
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* ''Literature/LoneWolf'' book ''Shadow on the Sand'': If cornered on top of a guard tower in the Zakhan's palace, Lone Wolf can throw a big, heavy drum down the stairs at his [[EliteMooks Drakkar]] pursuers, crushing a few and gaining himself a short reprieve.
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* One ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' strip has Jason try to cash in on the success of the new Film/KingKong movie by making his own, starring his brother as Kong (that is to say, he's wearing a VideoGame/DonkeyKong mask). Then comes the action scene: "Velociraptors are attacking! Quick, throw a barrel!"

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* Goes back to the original ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong''. Mastering the art of barrel throwing was a big part of the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' games, including ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong94'', where Mario gets to give the big gorilla a taste of his own medicine.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' did this.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'' did this too on those occasions where barrels were not used as objects to hide under. Case in point, the Forsaken Fortress, in which barrels were all over the place but were used as throwable objects when the player was not required to sneak past guards.
* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI'' too. For some reason, it's the only way to get rid of the gold aura around Disney/{{Hercules}} when you fight him in the first game. In fact, throwing a barrel at any enemy confuses them.
* ''VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead''. (''And'' you can shoot them in the air before they hit you too. That's gotta be one badass pistol they gave you.)
* ''VideoGame/{{Half Life 2}}'' has exploding barrels as tools of law enforcement. Which is to say, trying to kill that damn protagonist in that suit before he overthrows our Orwellian dystopia. They roll them at you from the top of stairs and from the sides of a canal you're traversing. (Even later, when you're in a hovercraft.) Naturally, a key strategy is shooting the barrels before they get close enough to you to do damage.
** Furthermore, using barrels as simple projectile weapons is an option for the player once you obtain the Gravity Gun. And a few enemies do it too: zombies that encounter a barrel between themselves and the player character will toss the barrel at him. This is an unscripted behavior, unlike the flaming barrel ambushes by the metrocops, which are all preplanned.

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\n[[AC:NewspaperComics]]\n* One ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' strip has Jason try to cash in on the success of the new Film/KingKong movie by making his own, starring his brother as Kong (that is to say, he's wearing a VideoGame/DonkeyKong mask). Then comes the action scene: "Velociraptors are attacking! Quick, throw a barrel!"\n\n[[AC:VideoGames]]\n[[/folder]]

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* Goes back to the original ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong''. Mastering the art of barrel throwing was is a big part of the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' games, including ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong94'', where Mario gets to give the big gorilla a taste of his own medicine.
* %%* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' did this.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'' did * ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' does this too on those occasions where barrels were are not used as objects to hide under. Case in point, the Forsaken Fortress, in which barrels were all over the place but were used as throwable objects when the player was not required to sneak past guards.
* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI'' too.''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI''. For some reason, it's the only way to get rid of the gold aura around Disney/{{Hercules}} when you fight him in the first game. In fact, throwing a barrel at any enemy confuses them.
* ''VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead''. (''And'' you You can shoot them in the air before they hit you too. That's gotta be one badass pistol they gave you.)
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* ''VideoGame/{{Half Life 2}}'' ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'':
** The game
has exploding barrels as tools of law enforcement. Which is to say, trying to kill that damn protagonist in that suit before he overthrows our Orwellian dystopia. They roll them at you from the top of stairs and from the sides of a canal you're traversing. (Even later, when you're in a hovercraft.) Naturally, a key strategy is shooting the barrels before they get close enough to you to do damage.
** Furthermore, using barrels as simple projectile weapons is an option for the player once you obtain the Gravity Gun. And a few enemies do it too: zombies that encounter a barrel between themselves and the player character will toss the barrel at him. This is an unscripted behavior, unlike the flaming barrel ambushes by the metrocops, which are all preplanned.pre-planned.



* Every ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros.'' game. Like every other container in the series, they also have a [[MadeOfExplodium tendency to explode on impact.]]
** As noted above, Donkey Kong mastered barrel throwing long ago and is the only character that isn't slowed by carrying heavy items such as barrels.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' "Zombie Island of Dr Ned" DLC introduces "Suicide Zombies" and "Tankensteins" which both carry explosive barrels in their back. If they get close enough they will throw them at you but you can shoot them beforehand.

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* Every ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros.'' game. Like every other container in the series, they also have a [[MadeOfExplodium tendency to explode on impact.]]
**
]] As noted above, Donkey Kong mastered barrel throwing long ago and is the only character that isn't slowed by carrying heavy items such as barrels.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' "Zombie Island of Dr Dr. Ned" DLC introduces "Suicide Zombies" and "Tankensteins" which both carry explosive barrels in their back. If they get close enough they will throw them at you but you can shoot them beforehand.



* ''RedFaction: Guerrilla'' put a Mining Charge on a yellow barrel for a bigger explosion. You can also put them on tiny blue ones, then throw them.
* The Brewery Henchman in ''[[VideoGame/DarkCastle Beyond Dark Castle]]''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Crysis}}'' - of the various ways you can kill the BigBad, this trope is one of the more satisfying ways to do it. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj2uZNq0kx0 Proof]].

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* ''RedFaction: Guerrilla'' ''VideoGame/RedFactionGuerrilla'' put a Mining Charge on a yellow barrel for a bigger explosion. You can also put them on tiny blue ones, then throw them.
* %%* The Brewery Henchman in ''[[VideoGame/DarkCastle Beyond Dark Castle]]''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Crysis}}'' - of ''VideoGame/{{Crysis}}'': Of the various ways you can kill the BigBad, this trope is one of the more satisfying ways to do it. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj2uZNq0kx0 Proof]].



* Barrels (as well as just about every piece of breakable world geometry) can be snagged and thrown at the enemy with the Whip in ''DawnOfMana''.

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* Barrels (as well as just about every piece of breakable world geometry) can be snagged and thrown at the enemy with the Whip in ''DawnOfMana''.''VideoGame/DawnOfMana''.



* A bonus stage in the original ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' consisted of the player character having to smash barrels thrown at him/her from all directions. Later reused in some of the ''VideoGame/StreetFighterEX'' games.
* A stack of barrels are usually found and thrown against the player during certain sections in the first stages of ''TimeCrisis 2''. At the beginning of the second area, you have to [[CorridorCubbyholeRun shoot and dodge through]] a cascade of rolling barrels.

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* A bonus stage in the original ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' consisted consists of the player character having to smash barrels thrown at him/her from all directions. Later reused in some of the ''VideoGame/StreetFighterEX'' games.
* A stack of barrels are usually found and thrown against the player during certain sections in the first stages of ''TimeCrisis ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis 2''. At the beginning of the second area, you have to [[CorridorCubbyholeRun shoot and dodge through]] a cascade of rolling barrels.



* ''VideoGame/{{Growl}}'' - The player can life and throw barrels, among other large objects, at enemies. The red barrels are actually explosive that detonate when thrown.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFight'' - Bred and his head swaps can kick oildrums towards the player, causing them to roll into the ground.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Growl}}'' - ''VideoGame/{{Growl}}'': The player can life and throw barrels, among other large objects, at enemies. The red barrels are actually explosive that detonate when thrown.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFight'' - ''VideoGame/FinalFight'': Bred and his head swaps can kick oildrums towards the player, causing them to roll into the ground.



* In a pretty clear ShoutOut to VideoGame/DonkeyKong, one of the encounters in the Stormstout Brewery dungeon in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft: Mists of Pandaria'' involves jumping onto rolling barrels to aim them at the boss - a giant monkey.

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* In a pretty clear ShoutOut to VideoGame/DonkeyKong, ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'', one of the encounters in the Stormstout Brewery dungeon in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft: Mists of Pandaria'' involves jumping onto rolling barrels to aim them at the boss - -- a giant monkey.




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* The TropeNamer is Dash O'Pepper in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsBU024GEK8 Toby Danger in Doomsday Bet]]" from ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}!'' A [[WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest Race Bannon]] CaptainErsatz Who spent much of the episode throwing barrels at things, it's unclear where he gets them all [[HammerSpace from]]. "Just let me throw a barrel at it", is his response to a giant robot.
** And it works!
* ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest''

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* The TropeNamer is Dash O'Pepper in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsBU024GEK8 Toby Danger in Doomsday Bet]]" from ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}!'' A [[WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest Race Bannon]] CaptainErsatz Who spent much of the episode throwing barrels at things, it's unclear where he gets them all [[HammerSpace from]]. "Just let me throw a barrel at it", it!" is his response to a giant robot.
**
robot. And it works!
* ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest''''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'':



*** Given another parody in a faux episode of the original ''Jonny Quest'' created by ''Williams Street'' back when they ran Creator/{{Toonami}} (during the Moltar era)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had a scene parodying ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' in which Homer started throwing trash cans at Mario.
** A scene in an earlier episode had an arcade with a real gorilla as a ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' marketing gimmick. The gorilla ends up throwing a barrel at the arcade owner, who exclaims "He's StillGotIt!"
** As did ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', which featured Mario and Donkey Kong themselves, doing what they do best.
*** ''Futurama'''s first episode opens with Fry playing a side-scrolling space shooter game... until he reaches the end, where a giant monkey pops out of a planet and starts throwing barrels at him.
* Heroes, supervillains, and mooks alike on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' were all pretty fond of throwing garbage cans.
* In Nickelodeon's [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]] the group throws barrels at Spider Bytze during their fight with him. They manage to land one in his mouth but he just crushes it.
* Disney's ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has this in the episode "Fight Fighters." Rumble McSkirmish chases Robby to the top of a building. As Robby runs down, [[VideoGame/DonkeyKong he jumps over the barrels and gets 100 points for each one.]]
* In the second season episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'', ''Frankie and Ellie Get Lost'', Franklin Sherman drives rather recklessly on his way to the airport. When Eleanor chastises him to slow down he exclaims: "Are you mad? Don't you see what danger we're in?" A quick cut to his P.O.V. shows an 8-Bit ''DonkeyKong'' throwing barrels at them. It should be pointed that out that Franklin is something of a CloudCuckooLander at the best of times.

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*** ** Given another parody in a faux episode of the original ''Jonny Quest'' created by ''Williams Street'' back when they ran Creator/{{Toonami}} (during the Moltar era)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had a ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** A
scene parodying ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' ''Donkey Kong'' in which Homer started starts throwing trash cans at Mario.
** A scene in an earlier episode had has an arcade with a real gorilla as a ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' ''Donkey Kong'' marketing gimmick. The gorilla ends up throwing a barrel at the arcade owner, who exclaims "He's StillGotIt!"
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** As did ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', which featured Similarly parodied with Mario and Donkey Kong themselves, doing what they do best.
*** ''Futurama'''s ** The first episode opens with Fry playing a side-scrolling space shooter game... until he reaches the end, where a giant monkey pops out of a planet and starts throwing barrels at him.
* Heroes, supervillains, and mooks alike on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' were are all pretty fond of throwing garbage cans.
* In Nickelodeon's [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 Teenage ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]] Turtles|2012}}'' the group throws barrels at Spider Bytze during their fight with him. They manage to land one in his mouth but he just crushes it.
* Disney's ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has this in the episode "Fight Fighters." Fighters". Rumble McSkirmish chases Robby to the top of a building. As Robby runs down, [[VideoGame/DonkeyKong he jumps over the barrels and gets 100 points for each one.]]
* In the second season episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'', ''Frankie "Frankie and Ellie Get Lost'', Lost", Franklin Sherman drives rather recklessly on his way to the airport. When Eleanor chastises him to slow down he exclaims: "Are you mad? Don't you see what danger we're in?" A quick cut to his P.O.V. shows an 8-Bit ''DonkeyKong'' ''Donkey Kong'' throwing barrels at them. It should be pointed that out that Franklin is something of a CloudCuckooLander {{Cloudcuckoolander}} at the best of times.times.
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* ThePiratesBandOfMisfits: Queen Victoria gets attacked by several rolling barrels of vinegar.

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* ThePiratesBandOfMisfits: WesternAnimation/ThePiratesBandOfMisfits: Queen Victoria gets attacked by several rolling barrels of vinegar.vinegar.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'', Megamind trains the very video-game-obsessed new super-hero-in-name-only Hal (aka Tighten) by having him run a platform course and jump over barrels that Minion (dressed [[ShoutOut in a gorilla suit]]) is tossing down at him.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'', Megamind trains the very video-game-obsessed new super-hero-in-name-only Hal (aka Tighten) by having him run a platform course and jump over barrels that Minion (dressed [[ShoutOut in a gorilla suit]]) is tossing down at him.



* How the nameless man takes out his torturer in AFistfulOfDollars.

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* How the nameless man takes out his torturer in AFistfulOfDollars.
Film/AFistfulOfDollars.



* One ''FoxTrot'' strip has Jason try to cash in on the success of the new Film/KingKong movie by making his own, starring his brother as Kong (that is to say, he's wearing a VideoGame/DonkeyKong mask). Then comes the action scene: "Velociraptors are attacking! Quick, throw a barrel!"

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* One ''FoxTrot'' ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' strip has Jason try to cash in on the success of the new Film/KingKong movie by making his own, starring his brother as Kong (that is to say, he's wearing a VideoGame/DonkeyKong mask). Then comes the action scene: "Velociraptors are attacking! Quick, throw a barrel!"



* In the second season episode of ''TheCritic'', ''Frankie and Ellie Get Lost'', Franklin Sherman drives rather recklessly on his way to the airport. When Eleanor chastises him to slow down he exclaims: "Are you mad? Don't you see what danger we're in?" A quick cut to his P.O.V. shows an 8-Bit ''DonkeyKong'' throwing barrels at them. It should be pointed that out that Franklin is something of a CloudCuckooLander at the best of times.

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* In the second season episode of ''TheCritic'', ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'', ''Frankie and Ellie Get Lost'', Franklin Sherman drives rather recklessly on his way to the airport. When Eleanor chastises him to slow down he exclaims: "Are you mad? Don't you see what danger we're in?" A quick cut to his P.O.V. shows an 8-Bit ''DonkeyKong'' throwing barrels at them. It should be pointed that out that Franklin is something of a CloudCuckooLander at the best of times.
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