Created By: CaveCat on April 12, 2011 Last Edited By: CaveCat on April 14, 2011

Pinching Pain

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An innocent bystander is enjoying a day at the beach without a care in the world. Suddenly, you feel searing pain as you scream in great pain and agony, sometimes even screaming like a little girl. You then discover that a crab pinched you either on the finger, foot, groin, or any other body part.

Oftentimes when you're at a beach or river or any body of water, you get pinched by a crab, a lobster, or any kind of pincered crustacean. This also happens often in Real Life god forbid.

Subtrope of: Amusing Injuries



  • This Bud Light commercial.

Anime and Manga


Western Animation

  • Happens to Pluto in the Classic Disney Short Hawaiian Holiday.
  • A crab goes after both Tom and Jerry in Salt Water Tabby.
  • The Garfield and Friends episode "Maine Course" had Jon receive a lobster from a seafood company. The minute the lobster is released, he promptly pinches Jon, Garfield, and Odie. When they've successfully had the lobster subdued, they realize, however, that they don't have the heart to cook him. Instead, they keep him as a pet and name him Therm. After that, however, they have to take him back to his natural habitat after discovering that he was very sick.
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