History Main / WalkThePlank

3rd Aug '16 4:43:26 PM Emperor_Oshron
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* Averted in the actual Golden Age of Piracy, when superfluous captives who got dropped in the drink would simply be tossed overboard bodily, often with a slit throat. FridgeLogic supports this, as wooden planks on shipboard have better uses than cheap drama, and rigging up an impromptu diving board risks breakage to valuable hull-mending materials.

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* Averted in the actual Golden Age of Piracy, when superfluous captives who got dropped in the drink would simply be tossed overboard bodily, often with a slit throat. FridgeLogic supports this, as wooden planks on shipboard have better uses than cheap drama, and rigging up an impromptu diving board risks breakage to valuable hull-mending materials. Stede Bonnet the Gentleman Pirate in particular is one of the few pirates of the time said to do this, but even then there's no definitive evidence.
29th Jul '16 6:48:51 PM foxley
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* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'': In "Guitar Villain", the eponymous villain attempts to make an annoying pop star walk the plank...off the top of ''the Eiffel Tower''!
16th Mar '16 2:24:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' episode "May the Force Be With You", Del's school rival and police officer Roy Slater complains that he was always the one who had to walk the plank when they played pirates in the local park pond as kids. Del points out that they did let him play Bluebeard once. Slater responds that was the day that Bluebeard had to walk the plank.

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* In ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' episode "May the Force Be With You", Del's school rival and police officer Roy Slater complains that he was always the one who had to walk the plank when they played pirates in the local park pond as kids. Del points out that they did let him play Bluebeard once. Slater responds that was the day that Bluebeard had to walk the plank.



* A "fantasy" episode of ''MarriedWithChildren'' was a pirate epic. Three lovely wenches were offered a choice: sleep with Bud, or walk the plank. Poor Bud can't get laid in a fantasy episode.

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* A "fantasy" episode of ''MarriedWithChildren'' ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' was a pirate epic. Three lovely wenches were offered a choice: sleep with Bud, or walk the plank. Poor Bud can't get laid in a fantasy episode.



* {{Alestorm}}, being a pirate metal band, features this in at least some of their songs, such as "Captain Morgan's Revenge" and "Keelhauled."

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* {{Alestorm}}, Music/{{Alestorm}}, being a pirate metal band, features this in at least some of their songs, such as "Captain Morgan's Revenge" and "Keelhauled."



* This is Growltiger's final fate in ''{{Cats}}'', forced to walk the plank by Genghis and his crew of Siamese cats.

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* This is Growltiger's final fate in ''{{Cats}}'', ''Theatre/{{Cats}}'', forced to walk the plank by Genghis and his crew of Siamese cats.



* In ''PuzzlePirates'', you can use the /plank command to eject other players from your ship (or any ship that you are, by virtue of your rank in a crew, authorized to command). If the pirate made to walk the plank is a jobber (that is, hired help rather than a member of the crew) then their employment with the crew is also automatically terminated so they can't just hop back on. Hilariously, a captain can inflict this on himself.

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* In ''PuzzlePirates'', ''VideoGame/PuzzlePirates'', you can use the /plank command to eject other players from your ship (or any ship that you are, by virtue of your rank in a crew, authorized to command). If the pirate made to walk the plank is a jobber (that is, hired help rather than a member of the crew) then their employment with the crew is also automatically terminated so they can't just hop back on. Hilariously, a captain can inflict this on himself.
9th Mar '16 12:19:11 PM isolato
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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]].
16th Jan '16 11:43:21 PM nombretomado
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* Played with in ''TheFarSide'', where a pirate seems to be whistling and dancing off the plank, only for the captain to grab him by the ear and say "Oh no, you'll ''walk'' the plank like everyone else!"

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* Played with in ''TheFarSide'', ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'', where a pirate seems to be whistling and dancing off the plank, only for the captain to grab him by the ear and say "Oh no, you'll ''walk'' the plank like everyone else!"
8th Jan '16 3:12:37 AM Hjortron18
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* The pirates in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge4ContinentalDrift'' intend to get rid of Sid and his granny this way. However they don't succeed.
2nd Jan '16 2:03:17 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SonicTheComic'' Captain Plunder makes Tails WalkThePlank into a pit in issue 23; however, Sonic reminds Tails he can fly. In another story, Captain Plunder makes Proctor Speckle Walk The Plank for eating his Old Carribean chocolate bars; however, Speckle changes into Mr Fry.

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* In ''SonicTheComic'' ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' Captain Plunder makes Tails WalkThePlank into a pit in issue 23; however, Sonic reminds Tails he can fly. In another story, Captain Plunder makes Proctor Speckle Walk The Plank for eating his Old Carribean chocolate bars; however, Speckle changes into Mr Fry.
6th Dec '15 7:14:49 PM jormis29
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* The WesternAnimation/BugsBunny cartoon ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Diving_Hare High Diving Hare]]''. It's really a diving board but it's treated as if it's a "walk the plank" plank several times.

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* The WesternAnimation/BugsBunny cartoon ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Diving_Hare High Diving Hare]]''.''WesternAnimation/HighDivingHare''. It's really a diving board but it's treated as if it's a "walk the plank" plank several times.
6th Dec '15 7:10:54 PM Eddy1215
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Data immediately wonders why everybody else thinks Worf's impromptu dive is hilarious. Beverly Crusher makes the mistake of telling him that humans find the misfortune of others [[ComedicSociopathy to be hilarious]]. Data immediately figures that if one is funny, two must be even better-and tosses the advice-giver overboard. Instead of more laughter, Data is met with horrified expressions, and Geordi must tell him that he has instead invoked [[DudeNotFunny an entirely different trope]] by applying it to the TheChick instead of [[IronButtMonkey the resident Klingon.]]

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** Data immediately wonders why everybody else thinks Worf's impromptu dive is hilarious. Beverly Crusher makes the mistake of telling him that humans find the misfortune of others [[ComedicSociopathy to be hilarious]]. Data immediately figures that if one is funny, two must be even better-and tosses the advice-giver overboard. Instead of more laughter, Data is met with horrified expressions, and Geordi must tell him that he has instead invoked [[DudeNotFunny an entirely different trope]] by applying it to the TheChick instead of [[IronButtMonkey the resident Klingon.]]
26th Nov '15 2:08:29 PM SAMAS
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A related punishment is Keelhauling, where the victim thrown overboard with a rope tied to them, then hauled across(or if they're really unlucky, ''along'') the ship's keel and pulled up the other side. This wasn't necessarily fatal, but the barnacles that are usually found attached to the bottom of any ship made this a painfully unpleasant experience.
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