History Main / WalkThePlank

21st Jul '17 7:41:37 AM rusalka95
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%%* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'', of course.

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%%* * In ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'', of course.Elizabeth and Jack are marooned in this way.
16th Jul '17 10:25:24 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* ''Film/StarTrekGenerations''. While on a sailing ship holodeck program, Lt. Worf has to leap from the tip of the plank and grab his commander's cap (suspended overhead) as part of the ceremony marking his promotion. When he does this without falling off, Riker decides to make things more interesting by making the plank disappear. Evidently that was an error. Picard: "Number One, it's ''retract'' the plank, not ''remove'' the plank." (or, judging from Riker's grin, it wasn't.)\\

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* ''Film/StarTrekGenerations''. While on a sailing ship holodeck program, Lt. Worf has to leap from the tip of the plank and grab his commander's cap (suspended overhead) as part of the ceremony marking his promotion. When he does this without falling off, Riker decides to make things more interesting by making the plank disappear. Evidently that was an error. Picard: "Number One, it's ''retract'' the plank, not ''remove'' the plank." (or, judging from Riker's grin, it wasn't.)\\)
18th Jun '17 4:56:15 PM nombretomado
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* OlderThanRadio example from ThatOtherWiki: "The earliest known use of the phrase is the latter half of the 18th century... the phrase 'walking the plank' is recorded in Francis Grose's 'Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue', which was published in 1788... In 1769, mutineer George Wood confessed to his chaplain at Newgate Prison that he and his fellow mutineers had sent their officers to walk the plank."

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* OlderThanRadio example from ThatOtherWiki: Wiki/ThatOtherWiki: "The earliest known use of the phrase is the latter half of the 18th century... the phrase 'walking the plank' is recorded in Francis Grose's 'Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue', which was published in 1788... In 1769, mutineer George Wood confessed to his chaplain at Newgate Prison that he and his fellow mutineers had sent their officers to walk the plank."
15th Jun '17 2:33:59 PM Ccook1956
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* WesternAnimation/DangerMouse and Penfold find themselves aboard a pirate ship in "The Hickory Dickory Dock Dilemma." The pirate king ("Cor...last time I picks up a crew in Penzance!") makes them walk the plank.
15th Jun '17 2:30:49 PM Ccook1956
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* Like the Woody Woodpecker example above, the ''[[WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines Magnificent Muttley]]'' segment "Muttley On The Bounty" has the snickering canine forced to walk the plank of the H.M.S. Bounty after biting Captain Bligh's (Dastardly's) hand when attempting to take a medal from him. Muttley walks to the edge then under the plank. When Blight wonders what went wrong and run onto the plank's edge, Muttley is on the deck sawing the plank off.
10th Jun '17 2:41:28 PM nombretomado
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* A WoodyWoodpecker cartoon had Woody being forced to walk the plank several times by a pirate dog. Each time he did it, Woody would walk over the edge of the plank, upside-down along the underside of it and would then somehow come up behind the dog and jab him in the rear, causing ''him'' to jump into the water.

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* A WoodyWoodpecker WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker cartoon had Woody being forced to walk the plank several times by a pirate dog. Each time he did it, Woody would walk over the edge of the plank, upside-down along the underside of it and would then somehow come up behind the dog and jab him in the rear, causing ''him'' to jump into the water.
8th Apr '17 1:19:28 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Redwall}}''; Vilu Daskar is fond of this, telling captives [[ExactWords they're free to leave his ship alive]].

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* ''{{Redwall}}''; ''{{Literature/Redwall}}''; Vilu Daskar is fond of this, telling captives [[ExactWords they're free to leave his ship alive]].
3rd Mar '17 3:57:48 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In an episode of ''Series/TheWiggles'', Captain Feathersword tries to teach Wags the Dog how to do this. Wags claims he already knows how, and shows him by tying a rope to the plank and walking it like a dog. Captain Feathersword is not amused.
22nd Dec '16 10:52:13 PM foxley
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* In Literature/SwallowsAndAmazons Captain Flint ([[CoolUncle Uncle Jim]]) is made to walk the plank after his houseboat is captured by the protagonists. [[PlayedForLaughs Or rather his diving board, but blindfolded]].

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* In Literature/SwallowsAndAmazons ''Literature/SwallowsAndAmazons Captain Flint Flint'' ([[CoolUncle Uncle Jim]]) is made to walk the plank after his houseboat is captured by the protagonists. [[PlayedForLaughs Or rather his diving board, but blindfolded]].



* ''WesternAnimation/CampLakebottom'': GhostPirate [[CaptainColorbeard Captain Spitbeard]] tries to [=McGee=] walk the plank (off a flying ship) in "Pirates of Ickygloomy". He ends up going off the plank himself.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CampLakebottom'': GhostPirate [[CaptainColorbeard Captain Spitbeard]] tries to make [=McGee=] walk the plank (off a flying ship) in "Pirates of Ickygloomy". He ends up going off the plank himself.
5th Dec '16 9:38:30 AM __Vano
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RealLife pirates executed people this way, but only rarely, as it was usually much more expedient to simply toss the victim overboard. There are, sadly, no surviving records of them [[GeniusBonus making people walk exactly 1.6 x 10]][[superscript:-33]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planck_length centimeters]], although [[CaptainObvious it is a given that]] most victims walked at ''least'' that far.

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RealLife pirates executed people this way, but only rarely, as it was usually much more expedient to simply toss the victim overboard. There are, sadly, no surviving records of them [[GeniusBonus making people walk exactly 1.6 x 10]][[superscript:-33]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planck_length centimeters]], although [[CaptainObvious it is a given that]] most victims walked at ''least'' that far.
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