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Team Hand Stack
(permanent link) added: 2010-09-29 07:16:40 sponsor: albino-ottsel (last reply: 2010-10-19 09:57:33)

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In order to show solidarity, camaraderie, or friendship, a group of people will put their hands together, one on top of the other. Often accompanied with some kind of cheer.

See also Circle of Friendship. Compare and contrast Huddle Shot and Huddle Power.


Anime and Manga



  • In an recently retired AMC pre-show clip, three guys in costumes of snack foods (Popcorn, Soda Drink, and a Candy Bar?) give an encouraging pep talk before their skit. They finish with a hands in and cheer "Concessions!" They then proceed to do a showtune that presents common theater rules.
  • The protagonists in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen do this.
  • In the latest Tinker Bell movie, the other fairies do this with a call of "Faith, trust, and pixie dust" when they prepare to go find Tink.
  • All the heroes do this at the end of Spy Kids 3D: Game Over.
  • Played for Laughs in animated version of the The Hobbit as seen here.
  • Ocean's Eleven -- the original with Frank Sinatra -- might hold the record for the total number of hands in the stack.
  • The title characters of Ghostbusters do this just before entering the building to fight Gozer.

Live-Action TV

  • This is a common view in game shows with a single team against the game, when said team wants to motivate itself, like in the French game show Fort Boyard.
  • A key scene in the second opening of Kamen Rider Blade.
  • Used more than once on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

Video Games

Western Animation

  • Used in The Simpsons when the Be Sharps are putting their hands together.
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