Created By: JamesCrimson on November 28, 2011

Blind Shoulder Toss

Where a character blindly tosses an object behind them, oblivious to anyone or anything.

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We've all seen it. A character has a random object in hand, and said character chucks it behind them. It may just fall into the background. It may hit somebody or something, friend or foe alike. It might even trigger a Rube Goldberg-esque sequence that has a 50-50 shot of being beneficial or destructive in nature. No one knows till it happens.
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  • November 28, 2011
    • My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Discord creates a glass of chocolate milk. He then drinks the glass, leaving the milk behind suspended in air. He then casually tosses it behind him. The milk explodes.
    • In the film adaptation of Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, Scott buys an item from the internet for the sole purpose of talking to Ramona. When she delivers it, he casually tosses it into the trashcan behind him without looking. Notable because no special effects were involved: Michael Cera had to do about 40 some odd takes in order to get the package to land exactly in the trash can.
  • November 28, 2011
    WWE: during a filmed promo, Curt Hennig in his "Mr. Perfect" character throws a basketball behind his back and gets Nothing But Net.
  • November 29, 2011
    • In Dumb And Dumber, Lloyd tells Harry that, in order to get rid of bad luck, he should toss some salt over his left shoulder. Harry, without a thought, tosses an entire salt shaker over his right shoulder. This, of course, beans "Sea Bass", a very large and angry gentlemen.
  • November 29, 2011
    • In Police Academy, an apple core thrown over the shoulder hits a gangbanger and starts a chain reaction that results in huge riots.
  • November 29, 2011
    Room Service: during the meal scene Chico spills some salt, so he tosses some more salt over his shoulder. Harpo reaches out, grabs the tossed salt, and eats it - also without looking.
  • November 29, 2011
    Did you just swipe my trope? o.o

    Lol, you can use the examples I've collected so far.

    These will need to be combined. You have a better Laconic, and your title was one of my other options. I was aiming a bit broader to include things that weren't quite over-the-shoulder.
  • December 4, 2011
    Do you mind if I borrow/merge your examples? You haven't had any new ones, and as I said, these should be combined.
  • January 11, 2013
    The examples of this were put in a YKTTW that was already running making this useless.