* Spoofed in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "The Parent Rap".
** In the episode "The Wandering Juvie" we see an entire line of unlikely pairs such as a nun chained to a hooker and Captain [=McAllister=] handcuffed to an octopus. They are all waiting for a blacksmith to break them apart.
* Used/spoofed in the third-season ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Stuck Together, Torn Apart", in which Stewie and Brian have their hands glued together for a week.
* In ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', they do two in an episode. Kim gets glued to her cheerleading arch-rival [[AlphaBitch Bonnie]], Ron to [[DrillSergeantNasty overbearing militaristic teacher]] Mr. Barkin.
** Ron and Barkin get a better understanding of each other, whilst the Bonnie and Kim relationship appears to do the same.. next episode Bonnie is reset back to mega-ultra-superspecial bitch attitude towards Kim.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' had Spidey and his detractor J. Jonah Jameson both handcuffed to a TimeBomb, which was based on a comic story. Naturally, Jameson just adds it to his list of reasons why Spidey is a menace.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' episode "Stuck on You", Baloo and his {{pirate}} nemesis Don Karnage spend most of the story glued together by industrial adhesive. No Aesop here, they go back to hating each other properly.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'', episode "Grudge Match", shackles Ben to recurring nemesis Kevin. Unusual in that there doesn't seem to be AnAesop here, unless it's "go with the lesser of two evils." They still hate each other after they separate.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', during their first encounter, Jack and the Scottsman wind up like this thanks to bounty hunters after spending a good day or two clashing swords. And please don't ask why [[FridgeLogic neither of them thought of trying to cut it with one of those swords.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Duckman}}'', Duckman himself is handcuffed to Agnes Delrooney, the hardened criminal who looks exactly like Grandma-ma by a sinister tobacco baron and the two are forced to make their escape. As Agnes has about 200 lbs on Duckman, it makes for an interesting scene, especially when she gets injured and can't go on.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'' did an episode forthrightly titled "Chained", with ranger Shane Gooseman and alien outlaw [=McCross=] handcuffed together on a frontier planet after their ship crashes (which also makes it an EnemyMine).
** Subverted in that it was only for the first part of the episode, and the two characters only managed to piss each other off worse. [=McCross's=] fellow gang members showed up, [=McCross=] freed himself, and the rest of the ep is the gang terrorizing Ozark and trying to find a cache of stolen loot. Shane's allies consist of his robot horse and a friendly local.
* Happens in the ''DannyPhantom'' episode "Life Lessons" when Danny and Valerie are chained together by Skulker as part of his [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame game of hunt]] when he couldn't decide who was worthy of his skills, so he opted to kill both of them at the same time.
** That situation was somewhat subverted, as they only became more friendly with each other in their human forms (Valerie didn't even know that Danny ''had'' a SecretIdentity, nor did she know that he knew hers), while the next time they met as ghost and ghost hunter, their relationship didn't seem to have changed much.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'': Angelica and Chuckie accidentally get handcuffed together and lose the key; They eventually find the key and get free, but then Angelica gets [[ChainedToABed handcuffed to her own bed]].
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' has black superhero [[ShockAndAwe Static]] handcuffed to white super thug [[PlayingWithFire Hot Streak]] and the two of them tossed on an island where the CorruptCorporateExecutive is trying to get his son (petrified several seasons ago) brought back to life. They play it straight, wind up as slightly more respectful enemies by the end, and manage to save the kid, although it's more machismo than anything that gets Hot Streak to jump in ("If he can take it, so can I!"). It did show that Hotstreak wasn't all that bad.
** Machismo and the fact that he seemed genuinely worried about Static when he couldn't put off enough power to save Edwin.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', Numbuh One and [[FallenHero Chad]] are chained together as part of a subplot of "Op: [=TREATY=]". [[spoiler: Notably, the usual way this plays out is [[SubvertedTrope subverted]]. It ''worsens'' their already tenuous relationship and ends with the two of them fighting to the death in a way that's not played for laughs.]]
* Childrens' show ''Series/{{Tweenies}}'' once featured ''all four'' of the titular toddlers tying themselves together in a row by attempting to help each other with shoelaces, coat toggles, etc. And then Fizz suddenly decided she needed the bathroom.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' did a variant Bulkhead's wrecking ball got stuck in Mixmaster's cylinder, sticking them together for a chunk of the episode.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' had Bulkhead and Arcee magnetized so that their backs stuck together for most of an episode. Same thing happened with their nemeses, Breakdown and Airachnid.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots'' had Buddy Braces, which magnetically tie people or robots together when locked in to enforce the Buddy System on hikes. Kade and Dani were magnetized together, as were the other Burns family members to civilians (or Blades in Cody's case).
* In one episode of ''LibertysKids'', James gets captured by the British and chained with a Hessian deserter. The two of them manage to escape, and the Hessian takes the opportunity to tell James (and the audience) why the Hessians joined [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution the war]].
* ''ThePiratesOfDarkWater'': "The Gameplayers of Undaar." Frog people hijack the ships of both the protagonist Ren and BigBad Bloth, then force them to complete puzzles while being handcuffed together. Why? "Makes the game more interesting!"
* An episode of ''{{Doug}}'' has the title character handcuffing himself to his ObliviousToLove dream girl Patti Mayonnaise while trying to impress her with a magic trick.
* In ''WesternAnimation/StormHawks'', Stork tries to keep the Raptors from getting their hands on a Graviton Crystal by swallowing it, which then causes him and Leugey to be stuck together.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'', Daggett handcuffs himself to Truckee during an Arbour Day party because he's paranoid of Truckee stealing his stuff. Later the two are [[SinkingShipScenario stuck in the dam when it gets flipped upside down]]. Daggett is in no real danger ([[RunningGag Beavers can hold their breath for 15 minutes]]), but he decides he doesn't want to be handcuffed to a dead shrew and tries to get them both out safely.
* ''WesternAnimation/BrandyAndMrWhiskers'' spent an episode glued together back to back; on the night when Brandy had a hot date, of course.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' has Penguin handcuff Batman and Catwoman together. When the two of them stop Penguin and get the key to the cuffs, Batman handcuffs Penguin and Catwoman together for the police to collect.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' featured an experiment that binds incompatible individuals together with sticky blue goo. Among those who get stuck together are: Lilo and Mertle, Stitch and Nani, Jumba and Pleakley and Gantu and 625.
* Variation in the episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' entitled "Super Fun Time". Cartman and Butters are paired up on a field trip and are told not to let go of the other's hand until they get back on the bus. Despite the many MANY hijinks that the pair get into (which include dangling on either side of a traffic light), Butters will not let go of Cartman's hand because Mr. Garrison said not to. It's like handcuffs, only without the handcuffs.
--> '''Butters:''' ''(at the very end of the episode, after '''dragging Cartman's unconscious body''' past everyone)'' Teacher...MY PARTNER IS BACK ON THE BUS.
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', "D'Fightin' Ones" Sylvester the cat and a bulldog are chained together and on the run from the dog catcher in a direct parody of the previously-mentioned ''The Defiant Ones''. They do manage to break the chain at the end, they then get their ''legs'' jammed together in a pipe and go hopping off in frustration.
* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' spends an episode attached to his bumbling neighbor Herb Mudlefoot when contact with an [[XRaySparks electric fence]] causes their wristbands to weld together.
* Happened in the ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' episode "The Chan Who Knows Too Much" between Jackie and Jade thanks to a corrupt cop.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' has [[{{yandere}} Heloise]] fusing Beezy and Jimmy together in hopes that they will get sick of each other. The episode ends with Heloise stuck to them as well, who enjoys being so close to Jimmy.
* WordOfGod says that there was going to be an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' where Sokka and Aang were handcuffed to each other. The decided not to because they had to make more important episodes.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' did an episode where Fred and Barney become stuck to a bowling ball together.
* There was an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' where Dee Dee and Dexter got stuck together with a seemingly invincible Chinese finger trap.
* On ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'', Bugs and Daffy escape from prison shackled to each other.
* On ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', Filburt and Heffer wanted to go to a wrestling match with Rocko and his extra ticket, so they both cuff themselves to Rocko and argue over who's his best friend while Rocko succumbs to some AmusingInjuries. At the end of the episode [[HereWeGoAgain the radio station announces a contest for two tickets to whoever shows up handcuffed to their best friend.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness'''s "Chain Reaction", the Croc Bandits manage to surprise Tigress and Po and slap a chain on them.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'', a villain causes Aladdin and Rasoul to be magically bound when he sees how much they dislike working with each other. The chain's length varies on how argumentative they're being. If they're fighting, the manacles fuse together, if they agree to put up with each other there's a decent length to work with, and when they're genuinely getting along they're unchained until they fight again.
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