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30th Jun '16 11:04:56 AM LongTallShorty64
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* In ''Film/{{Phffft}}'', a very flustered Creator/JackLemmon has to zip up the tantalizing Kim Novak.
13th Jun '16 4:47:02 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* In ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' the most frequent person Lucille asks to zip her up is her ''sons''. Their reactions are characteristic of their personalities.

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* In ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' the most frequent person Lucille asks to zip her up is her ''sons''. Their reactions are characteristic of their personalities. MommasBoy Buster always dutifully obliges; G.O.B., TheUnfavorite, finds her request "utterly macabre".
11th Jun '16 4:18:18 PM nombretomado
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* This leads to Nathan and Clarissa's first night in bed together in the ''{{Sword of Truth}}'' books

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* This leads to Nathan and Clarissa's first night in bed together in the ''{{Sword ''Literature/{{Sword of Truth}}'' books
27th May '16 3:23:23 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Played with in one episode ''{{Friends}}'' where Rachel asks Joey to help zip her dress. Of course, [[LoveableSexManiac Joey being Joey]] her next line is simply, "UP!"

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* Played with in one episode ''{{Friends}}'' of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' where Rachel asks Joey to help zip her dress. Of course, [[LoveableSexManiac Joey being Joey]] her next line is simply, "UP!"



* In the ''{{Spin City}}'' episode "Dick Clark's Rockin' Make-Out Party '99", Priscilla Presley's character Marie asks for James to unzip the back of her red dress as a seduction technique.

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* In the ''{{Spin City}}'' ''Series/SpinCity'' episode "Dick Clark's Rockin' Make-Out Party '99", Priscilla Presley's character Marie asks for James to unzip the back of her red dress as a seduction technique.
27th May '16 3:21:17 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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6th Apr '16 11:13:39 PM Eievie
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[[caption-width-right:300:... no, wait, I'll do it myself..]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:... no, [[caption-width-right:300:…no, wait, I'll do it myself..]]
myself…]]



There. You look... [[UnresolvedSexualTension very fine]]. You need help with that [[MementoMacGuffin necklace]], too? Okay. Whew. Oh look, [[MomentKiller there's our ride]]. We'd better be off. [[TemptingFate We wouldn't want to run into that]] ClassyCatBurglar [[TemptingFate that's been about.]]

A very common element of a ShipTease, when a man helps a woman zip up or down her dress. Has the charm of being innocuous and platonic on the surface, but brings the TheissTitillationTheory into full effect -- the fact that the dress is just partially on lends a great deal of tension. May also work with necklaces, clasps, buttons, snaps, or anything that could possibly reveal her back. Compare the HandsOnApproach.

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There. You look... look… [[UnresolvedSexualTension very fine]]. You need help with that [[MementoMacGuffin necklace]], too? Okay. Whew. Oh look, [[MomentKiller there's our ride]]. We'd better be off. [[TemptingFate We wouldn't want to run into that]] ClassyCatBurglar [[TemptingFate that's been about.]]

A very common element of a ShipTease, when a man helps a woman zip up or down her dress. Has the charm of being innocuous and platonic on the surface, but brings the TheissTitillationTheory into full effect -- the effect--the fact that the dress is just partially on lends a great deal of tension. May also work with necklaces, clasps, buttons, snaps, or anything that could possibly reveal her back. Compare the HandsOnApproach.



* In ''LightNovel/SisterPrincess'' the main character Wataru does this to Sakuya... one of his sisters... [[BrotherSisterIncest huh...]]

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* In ''LightNovel/SisterPrincess'' the main character Wataru does this to Sakuya... Sakuya… one of his sisters... sisters… [[BrotherSisterIncest huh...]]huh…]]



* ''Anime/SailorMoon'' made a joke out of this in ''Sailor Stars'' - Kou Seiya is introduced to Michiru by Usagi, and later goes into her dressing room by himself. When he says he wants to get to know her better, she asks him to help zip up her dress. After Haruka comes in and essentially drives Seiya out, Michiru makes the same request of her.

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* ''Anime/SailorMoon'' made a joke out of this in ''Sailor Stars'' - Kou Stars''--Kou Seiya is introduced to Michiru by Usagi, and later goes into her dressing room by himself. When he says he wants to get to know her better, she asks him to help zip up her dress. After Haruka comes in and essentially drives Seiya out, Michiru makes the same request of her.



* ''[[Literature/{{Dinoverse}} I Was A Teenaged T-Rex]]'', which had four teenagers flung back in time and into the bodies of dinosaurs, had the girl who'd become a Protoceratops - and who wanted to wear clothes despite having nothing to cover - tell this line to the boy who'd become a TyrannosaurusRex. He couldn't tie her shell brassiere with his tiny arms, so the girl who'd become a Quetzalocoatlus did it instead. The first girl ended up with the boy who'd become an Ankylosaur.

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* ''[[Literature/{{Dinoverse}} I Was A Teenaged T-Rex]]'', which had four teenagers flung back in time and into the bodies of dinosaurs, had the girl who'd become a Protoceratops - and Protoceratops--and who wanted to wear clothes despite having nothing to cover - tell cover--tell this line to the boy who'd become a TyrannosaurusRex. He couldn't tie her shell brassiere with his tiny arms, so the girl who'd become a Quetzalocoatlus did it instead. The first girl ended up with the boy who'd become an Ankylosaur.



* A somewhat disturbing example of this occurs in Creator/ChuckPalahniuk's ''Literature/{{Haunted 2005}}'': Mother Nature asks her self-appointed love interest to help zip her up...because she doesn't have enough fingers to do it herself. She and her companions have been [[{{Fingore}} cutting off parts of their fingers]] to [[{{ItMakesSenseInContext}} garner sympathy from others.]]

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* A somewhat disturbing example of this occurs in Creator/ChuckPalahniuk's ''Literature/{{Haunted 2005}}'': Mother Nature asks her self-appointed love interest to help zip her up...up… because she doesn't have enough fingers to do it herself. She and her companions have been [[{{Fingore}} cutting off parts of their fingers]] to [[{{ItMakesSenseInContext}} garner sympathy from others.]]



* ''MySoCalledLife'', where Delia has Rickie help her zip up her jacket...just moments before she opens his [[TransparentCloset closet door]].

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* ''MySoCalledLife'', where Delia has Rickie help her zip up her jacket...jacket… just moments before she opens his [[TransparentCloset closet door]].



-->'''Phoebe:''' Can you believe no-one from my place to here offered to do that for me?
-->'''Ross:''' People.

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-->'''Phoebe:''' Can you believe no-one no one from my place to here offered to do that for me?
-->'''Ross:'''
me?\\
'''Ross:'''
People.



** It can be challenging for women with large breasts to zip things on the side - less maneuverability and if the zipper comes up to your waist or higher you can't even see it. It's doable, but gets awkward.

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** It can be challenging for women with large breasts to zip things on the side - less side--less maneuverability and if the zipper comes up to your waist or higher you can't even see it. It's doable, but gets awkward.



* In the ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' episode ''Shalom'', the female assassin gets her male partner (whom she is about to double-cross) to help her put on her necklace. Little does he know that while her back is turned, she is readying her gun. "Careful... it's delicate..." are the last words he ever hears.

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* In the ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' episode ''Shalom'', the female assassin gets her male partner (whom she is about to double-cross) to help her put on her necklace. Little does he know that while her back is turned, she is readying her gun. "Careful... "Careful… it's delicate..." delicate…" are the last words he ever hears.



* Averted by Liz Lemon on ''Series/ThirtyRock'' - Liz offers as evidence of her self-sufficiency that she can zip up her own dresses. A CutawayGag reveals this involves inventive use of her treadmill's panic clip.
** Also employed in a ShipTease moment - Jack follows Liz into her apartment after attending a fancy birthday party together. He leans into her and she believes a kiss is coming - but he's only reaching behind her neck to remove the necklace he loaned her for the night.

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* Averted by Liz Lemon on ''Series/ThirtyRock'' - Liz ''Series/ThirtyRock''--Liz offers as evidence of her self-sufficiency that she can zip up her own dresses. A CutawayGag reveals this involves inventive use of her treadmill's panic clip.
** Also employed in a ShipTease moment - Jack moment--Jack follows Liz into her apartment after attending a fancy birthday party together. He leans into her and she believes a kiss is coming - but coming--but he's only reaching behind her neck to remove the necklace he loaned her for the night.
21st Mar '16 3:56:36 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/{{Smarty}}'': Vicki isn't the least bit subtle about it, asking for help buttoning up her dress--which is a SexyBacklessOutfit, so guess where the buttons are--then asking for Tony to do it instead of Anita on the dubious grounds that Anita's hands are too cold.
--> '''Vicki''': You've always been a great hooker-upper.
9th Mar '16 8:55:26 PM Ominae
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* In the first episode ''LightNovel/TheCaseFilesOfYakushijiRyoko'', Ryoko uses this to torment her lackey Izumida (again), and even says the line.

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* In the first episode ''LightNovel/TheCaseFilesOfYakushijiRyoko'', ''Literature/TheCaseFilesOfYakushijiRyoko'', Ryoko uses this to torment her lackey Izumida (again), and even says the line.
23rd Feb '16 10:31:35 PM Ominae
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* In the first episode ''Manga/TheCaseFilesOfYakushijiRyoko'', Ryoko uses this to torment her lackey Izumida (again), and even says the line.

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* In the first episode ''Manga/TheCaseFilesOfYakushijiRyoko'', ''LightNovel/TheCaseFilesOfYakushijiRyoko'', Ryoko uses this to torment her lackey Izumida (again), and even says the line.
6th Nov '15 11:56:24 AM eroock
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