Created By: Mr Initial Man on November 10, 2008
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Rolling Pin of Doom

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Another Improbable Weapon, like the Frying Pan of Doom. And, like Frying Pan of Doom, can do some actual damage.
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  • November 11, 2008
    Arivne
    From The Other Wiki article on rolling pin: "Rolling pins are the stereotypical weapon of angry housewives and are frequently employed in cartoons as an instrument for inflicting cranial injury."
    • Chachi Bini, the wife of famous Indian comic character, Chacha Chaudhary, always has a rolling pin (belan) in her hand. She often uses it as a weapon against thieves and robbers.
    • Courage The Cowardly Dog. Muriel almost always whacks Eustace in the head with her rolling pin after he has finished scaring Courage.
  • November 11, 2008
    Unknown Troper
    In Tomand Jerry Tom's owner would often come running out of the kitchen attempting to swipe Tom with a rolling pin after Tom had destroyed the house attempting to catch a single mouse. Failing that is was a broom.
  • November 11, 2008
    Wristmilk
    In the arcade game Dragon's Lair II: The Time Warp, Dirk is being pursued, after the kidnapping of Daphne, by his irate mother-in-law... weilding a rolling pin.
  • December 2, 2008
    Mr Initial Man
  • February 18, 2009
    Mr Initial Man
  • February 18, 2009
    Madrugada
    It's been a standby in the Andy Capp newspaper comic since 1957.
  • February 19, 2009
    CrazyLegs
    On Mama's Family, when Mama thought her family was planning to send her to a home (it was actually a dog they were talking about), her rolling pin was her weapon of choice for defending herself. (This troper likes to reenact the scene when she raises the rolling pin and says, "One more step and you're gonna see God!"
  • July 13, 2009
    Mr Initial Man
  • July 13, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    In Howls Moving Castle (the book) there was a brief mention of "angry aunts with rolling pins" coming after Howl.
  • July 13, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    • The Looney Tunes short "Wild Wife" is about a housewife recounting her hectic day to her husband, who thinks she has it easy. It ends with her giving her a gift: a rolling pin monogramed "His". Guess what she does with it?
    • In another Looney Tunes cartoon, Miss Prissy goes after Foghorn Leghorn with a rolling pin, wanting to make him her husband. Foggy replies, "You're going about it all wrong. You don't bat'em on the bean with a rolling pin. That comes later."
  • July 13, 2009
    Jack Butler
    Isn't this covered in Apron Matron?
  • July 13, 2009
    Christopher Tumber
    Fork Fencing
  • July 13, 2009
    Evalana
    From Oliver!: "Only it's wise to be handy with a rolling pin when the landlord comes to call!"
  • November 21, 2009
    Mr Initial Man
  • November 21, 2009
    jason taylor
    No. An Apron Matron isn't defined by her rolling pin, she is defined by being the Divinely Appointed Monarch of the Kitchen and Fireside. If she has to be a Mama Bear she can be portrayed using any weapon appropriate to the plot.
  • November 22, 2009
    jason taylor
    Actually, this is a pretty good potential trope.
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