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Sliding Off Clock Hands
People slide off the hands of an enormous clock
(permanent link) added: 2011-07-27 18:47:16 sponsor: Indalecio (last reply: 2011-09-11 03:03:39)

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People slide off the hands of an enormous clock. Can add a moment of drama if someone is hanging on for dear life as the hands slowly turns until they'll have no choice but to fall off.

Safety Last is both Ur-Example and Trope Maker.


  • In the Phineas and Ferb episode "Quantum Boogaloo" the band "Bowling for Soup" slide off a giant clock during a music video.
  • Harold Lloyd in Safety Last!. The Other Wiki link has a photo for the trope as well.
  • The 1978 version of The Thirty Nine Steps, in which the hero Richard Hannay attempted to halt the clock's progress (to prevent a linked bomb detonating) by hanging from the minute hand of its western dial.
  • The movie Shanghai Knights.
  • In one episode of Monk a body was placed on a hand of a clock, falling off the tower when the killer had an alibi.
  • The finale of The Great Mouse Detective.
  • Parodied in Futurama, wherein Fry ends up hanging from a number on a giant digital clock. He's fine until the time changes.
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