Created By: Jonny BMay 24, 2010 Last Edited By: Jonny BMay 26, 2010
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Glove Snap

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I see you shiver with antici... pation.

I've Seen It A Million Times... When the Mad Doctor wants to "get down to business", he dons his evil apparel, and this almost always includes shoving his hands into big latex gloves with a (usually upward) thrusting motion while tugging on the back of the glove with the other hand; then there's a loud snap at the end when the back of the glove is released. Pretty much a Mad Doctor and Medic staple, and also pretty common in cartoons. Usually meant to inspire fear or to startle; usually part of the Creepy Physical.

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Is This Tropable? Needs More Examples. Split from Gloved Fist Of Doom.


Examples:

Film
  • The infamous glove-snapping scene in The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
  • Latex glove snap done by a fearsomely large nurse in Armageddon.
  • Implied to be happening off-screen in one scene in Kung Pow Enter The Fist:
    Master Tang: As you know, I am a man of special needs. One of you will now receive... the Fist of Fury!
    (cut to students looking anxious)
    Master Tang: Prepare... the long rubber glove. (sound of latex snapping) Eeny... meeny... miney... moe... I wonder where... my glove will go...
  • Undercover Brother. One of Mr. Feather's minions does this repeatedly, greatly to Mr. Feather's annoyance.
  • Fletch. A proctologist does this before giving Fletch an examination, as shown here.
  • Jim Carrey's Count Olaf does this in his herpetologist disguise in Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events
  • Rush Hour 3 - The two protagonists have been detained by security in a French airport.
    Chris Tucker: Can we go now?
    Detective: *Glove Snap* this will just take a moment.
    "This" turns out to be a cavity search...
  • The Mad Doctor in The Rescuers Down Under does this. "All right, girls, let's snap to it!" *snap* Oh! That smarts..."

Live Action TV
  • In The X Files, Mulder accuses Skully of enjoying doing this.
  • Tony of NCIS; though it's more comedic than sinister.

Video Games
"Anuhza successful procedure!"
"Woops! Zat was not medicine."
"Did zat sting? Sorry!"
"Zat, vas doctor-assisted homicide!"

Web Comics

Western Animation

Community Feedback Replies: 12
  • May 17, 2010
    221b
    Jim Carey's Count Olaf does this in his herpetologist disguise in Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events
  • May 17, 2010
    Unknown Troper
    Cyborg does this once in Teen Titans.
  • May 18, 2010
    randomsurfer
    In just about any comedy when someone is about to get a proctological exam.
  • May 18, 2010
    vexle
    Rush Hour 3: the two protagonists have been detained by security in a french airport. Chris Tucker: Can we go now? Detective: *glove snap* this will just take a moment. "this" turns out to be a cavity search.
  • May 19, 2010
    BlackDragon
    The second strip ever of Schlock Mercenary, seen here. Notice the sound-effect: ssssssinister sssssstretch.... ssSSNAP.

    Of course, it's also subverted in that Schlock simply doesn't have anywhere for him to stick it.
  • May 19, 2010
    Brando2600
    Doc.Dracen (spelling?) definitely did this in Kim Possible.
  • May 19, 2010
    Michael
    In The X Files Mulder accuses Skully of enjoying doing this.
  • May 20, 2010
    henke37
    Did the cleaner do this in Black Lagoon? I am not sure.
  • May 20, 2010
    Unknown Troper
    Does Tony of NCIS count? it's more comedic than sinister.
  • May 22, 2010
    Jonny B
    Yea that counts.

    Bump

    Is this ready for launch?
  • May 22, 2010
    ThePocket
    The Mad Doctor in The Rescuers Down Under does this. "All right, girls, let's snap to it!" *snap* Oh! That smarts..."
  • May 26, 2010
    Jonny B
    Ok, I'll probably launch this Friday if there are no more examples and no objections.

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