History Main / TrapDoorFail

20th Nov '17 12:08:34 PM MaulMachine
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Of course, there are alternate varieties. Sometimes the trap door fails to kill its victims, and they continue to complain. Other times, the victim is too fat to slip through. Or in true ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' style, it refuses to open until the villain decides to jump up and down on it. Regardless of how it plays out, if the trap door doesn't work the way it should, you've just met a Trap Door Fail.

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Of course, there are alternate varieties. Sometimes the trap door fails to kill its victims, and they continue to complain. Other times, the victim is too fat to slip through. Or in true ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' style, it refuses to open until the villain decides to jump up and down on it. Regardless of how it plays out, if the trap door doesn't work the way it should, you've just met a Trap Door Fail.
Fail. Note that the joke need not show where the trap door ''goes''. Can lead to FridgeLogic if the villain's lair is underground.
26th Jun '17 12:34:03 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** The next time someone fails, [[GenreSavvy everybody jumps out of his chair]] before ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny any]]'' buttons can be pushed. Eventually, [[spoiler:all the people are restrained in their chairs so they can't get up at all]].

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** The next time someone fails, [[GenreSavvy everybody jumps out of his chair]] chair before ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny any]]'' buttons can be pushed. Eventually, [[spoiler:all the people are restrained in their chairs so they can't get up at all]].



** In another episode where Smithers approached Burns for a vacation, Burns tried to dump him into the trap door, [[GenreSavvy but Smithers had the foresight to disable it]].

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** In another episode where Smithers approached Burns for a vacation, Burns tried to dump him into the trap door, [[GenreSavvy but Smithers had the foresight to disable it]].it.
29th May '17 10:08:10 PM nombretomado
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* Since ''WordGirl'' can fly, trap doors are useless against her.

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* Since ''WordGirl'' ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl'' can fly, trap doors are useless against her.
21st Mar '17 6:47:57 PM nombretomado
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* A pit opens under [[ImplacableMan Walking Man]] in [[{{Nightside}} ''Judgement Day'']]. He simply ignores it and continues walking on air.

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* A pit opens under [[ImplacableMan Walking Man]] in [[{{Nightside}} [[{{Literature/Nightside}} ''Judgement Day'']]. He simply ignores it and continues walking on air.
23rd Oct '16 12:24:33 AM lalalei2001
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* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' had a fake-commercial skit where a CorruptCorporateExecutive's trap door malfunctions in various ways: (1) opening too late, (2) opening too gradually, (3) being too small, and (4) opening upward. [[http://snltranscripts.jt.org/87/87mtrapdoor.phtml Stupid trap door company.]]

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* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' had a fake-commercial skit where a CorruptCorporateExecutive's trap door malfunctions in various ways: (1) opening too late, (2) opening too gradually, (3) being too small, not holding someone's weight above the door, and (4) opening upward. [[http://snltranscripts.jt.org/87/87mtrapdoor.phtml Stupid trap door company.]]
12th Sep '16 7:00:46 PM Premonition45
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* In ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'', Bond is in a elevator, and suddenly straddles the sides of the floor, expecting it to be a trap door. [[SubvertedTrope He's gassed unconscious instead]].

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* ** In ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'', Bond is in a elevator, and suddenly straddles the sides of the floor, expecting it to be a trap door. [[SubvertedTrope He's gassed unconscious instead]].
12th Sep '16 7:00:02 PM Premonition45
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* In ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'', Film/JamesBond is in a elevator, and suddenly straddles the sides of the floor, expecting it to be a trap door. He's gassed unconscious instead. In ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'', the elevator really does have a trap door -- we see it used early in the film. And this time, Bond straddles it and avoids falling in.

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* ''Film/JamesBond'':
* In ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'', Film/JamesBond Bond is in a elevator, and suddenly straddles the sides of the floor, expecting it to be a trap door. [[SubvertedTrope He's gassed unconscious instead. instead]].
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In ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'', the elevator really does have a trap door -- [[ChekhovsGun we see it used early in the film.film]]. And this time, Bond straddles it and avoids falling in.
12th Sep '16 3:00:25 PM LinTaylor
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** In "Grift of the Magi", the trap door defies the laws of physics and somehow the victims fall from the roof of the very same room. "Smithers, it's doing that thing again!"

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** In "Grift of the Magi", the trap door defies the laws of physics and somehow Burns dumps the victims through the floor, only for them to fall back ''into'' the room from the roof of the very same room. "Smithers, ceiling. His reaction: "Oh, it's doing that thing 'thing' again!"
21st Jul '16 6:33:46 AM nighttrainfm
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->'''Mr. Burns''': Is that so? Well, I have a feeling you'll be... ''dropping'' the charges!\\

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->'''Mr. Burns''': Is that so? Well, I have a the feeling you'll be... ''dropping'' the charges!\\
6th Jun '16 5:28:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''AustinPowers: International Man of Mystery'': In this case the trap door dumps the mook into it correctly, however:

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* ''AustinPowers: International Man of Mystery'': ''Film/AustinPowersInternationalManOfMystery'': In this case the trap door dumps the mook into it correctly, however:
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