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10th Mar '17 2:01:35 PM SteveMB
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* 'WesternAnimcation/{{Superfriends}}'':

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10th Mar '17 2:00:15 PM SteveMB
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** In "The Fairy Tale of Doom", several members of the Legion of Doom trap Black Lightning, Green Lantern, Batman, and Robin in a trap door even though 1)two of them can fly and the other two carry grapple ropes as standard equipment and 2)they're ''in the Hall of Justice'' and ought to know where the trap doors are.

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** In "The Fairy Tale of Doom", several members of the Legion of Doom trap Black Lightning, Vulcan, Green Lantern, Batman, and Robin in a trap door even though 1)two of them can fly and the other two carry grapple ropes as standard equipment and 2)they're ''in the Hall of Justice'' and ought to know where the trap doors are.
10th Mar '17 1:59:40 PM SteveMB
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* One ''WesternAnimcation/{{Superfriends}}'' episode did essentially the same thing with its version of Batman and Robin, with the Riddler being the one constructing the trap; the duo find themselves in a room with a plainly-visible trap-door built into the floor, and just as Batman comments [[TemptingFate how obvious]] the trap is, the entire floor ''except'' the "door" falls away.

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One ''WesternAnimcation/{{Superfriends}}'' episode did essentially the same thing with its used a version of Batman and Robin, the above ''New Adventures of Batman'' trick, with the Riddler being setting the one constructing the trap; the duo trap. The Dynamic Duo find themselves in a room with a plainly-visible trap-door built into the floor, and just as Batman comments [[TemptingFate how obvious]] the trap is, the entire floor ''except'' the "door" falls away.away.
** In "The Fairy Tale of Doom", several members of the Legion of Doom trap Black Lightning, Green Lantern, Batman, and Robin in a trap door even though 1)two of them can fly and the other two carry grapple ropes as standard equipment and 2)they're ''in the Hall of Justice'' and ought to know where the trap doors are.
16th Jan '17 5:18:20 PM Geoduck
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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'', Dogbert recommends trap doors as a method of disposing of disgruntled employees who take advantage of "open door" policies. One strip shows him activating one from a desk, and another has him presenting one that drops the employee into rush-hour traffic to the PointyHairedBoss, who's dumb enough to fall into it himself.
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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'', Dogbert recommends trap doors as a method of disposing of disgruntled employees who take advantage of "open door" policies. One strip shows him activating one from a desk, and another has him presenting one that drops the employee into rush-hour traffic to the PointyHairedBoss, who's dumb enough to fall into it himself.
16th Jan '17 5:17:19 PM Geoduck
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* One ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' strip had a family visiting a store that sells trap-doors, and their son has just fallen through one of them, with the salesman assuring them the kid's safe in the maintenance department and ushering them onto the next model.
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* One ''WesternAnimcation/{{Superfriends}}'' episode did essentially the same thing with its version of Batman and Robin, with the Riddler being the one constructing the trap; the duo find themselves in a room with a plainly-visible trap-door built into the floor, and just as Batman comments [[TemptingFate how obvious]] the trap is, the entire floor ''except'' the "door" falls away.
10th Dec '16 6:30:31 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's "Literature/TheSlitheringShadow," ConanTheBarbarian runs from soldiers into a woman's room. She uses this on him.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's "Literature/TheSlitheringShadow," ConanTheBarbarian Literature/ConanTheBarbarian runs from soldiers into a woman's room. She uses this on him.
13th Nov '16 4:57:16 PM SteveMB
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Mostly spoofed these days, often with a pun so old it creaks; "Nice of you to drop in!" Also often subverted by TrapDoorFail -- having the would-be victim end up standing ''next'' to the trapdoor when it opens.

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Mostly spoofed these days, often with a pun so old it creaks; [[ObligatoryJoke "Nice of you to drop in!" in!"]] Also often subverted by TrapDoorFail -- having the would-be victim end up standing ''next'' to the trapdoor when it opens.
31st Oct '16 10:48:53 PM JackG
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. Zapp Brannigan shows you don't need a DropShip to invade a planet.
-->'''Captain Zapp Brannigan:''' As you know, the key to victory is the element of surprise. ''[presses BigRedButton]'' Surprise!
-->''[bay doors open under soldiers, dumping them onto the planet below.]''
30th Oct '16 7:23:38 AM JackG
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* The levitation version is also used in ''Literature/{{Swellhead}}''. In that case the hero deliberately [[LevitatingLotusPosition sits on the trapdoor]] in order to shake the confidence of the villain.
4th Sep '16 10:09:06 PM Tre
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* The SyFy game show ''Series/TotalBlackout'' uses trap doors in a slightly different way. After each round, the remaining contestants stand in front of trap doors and, on Jaleel White's command, are told to jump onto them. The contestant with the least amount of points in the round [[EjectTheLoser drops out of the game]], while the other contestants' doors stay shut.

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* The SyFy Creator/{{Syfy}} game show ''Series/TotalBlackout'' uses trap doors in a slightly different way. After each round, the remaining contestants stand in front of trap doors and, on Jaleel White's command, are told to jump onto them. The contestant with the least amount of points in the round [[EjectTheLoser drops out of the game]], while the other contestants' doors stay shut.
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