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Basically, a small, weak person attempts to disable a big guy by jumping on their back and wrapping their arms around their neck.

May overlap with CraniumRide.



* So yeah, Chiaotzu might be the [[ShapedLikeItself midgiest midget in midgetville]], and his arms don't quite, like, reach around a person's neck, he's stuck to the back of [[TheDragon Nappa]] in ''DragonBallZ''.

* In ''TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', Quatermain attempts this against Mr Hyde. It doesn't work, so he feeds him a mouthful of laudanum.
* SpiderMan is famous for going up larger opponents so it's no surprise that he has pulled this move. The most famous example being his first fight against TheJuggernaut. [[spoiler: He did it as a distraction to trick Juggy into sinking in wet cement.]]

* In ''Film/HotFuzz'', this is Angel's move of choice during the battle with [[spoiler:[[DumbMuscle Lurch]]]] in the supermarket. It works after a couple of tries, sending him crashing into a bin of frozen treats.
* In ''Film/JudgeDredd'' Rob Schneider does this to Rico's ABC robot.
* You'd expect Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger to have done a few of these in his career. What you might not expect is for him to be the little guy. Admittedly the big guy in that scene (in ''Film/ConanTheDestroyer'') was played by Andre the Giant.
** ''Film/TotalRecall1990'' has him as the big guy and Creator/SharonStone as the little... er, girl, trying to choke him.
* A subversion occurs in ''Film/TheAvengers'' when Thor jumps on Hulk's back and begins choking him with his hammer. The subversion comes from the fact that, despite the size difference, the two are very close in strength.
* As in the Literature example below, in ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' this happens to Fezzik (played by Andre the Giant) done by The Man in Black.

* Happens in ''Literature/ThePrincessBride'', with The Man in Black doing this to Fezzik. It works, too; according to Fezzik, it's because he's got used to fighting crowds (battling gangs for local charities--that kind of thing) and is out of practice with one-on-one duels.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* A third season episode of ''{{Primeval}}'', about 36 minutes in has [[spoiler:Abby]] doing this. (Spoilers for outside UK, if you can even access it, will not be up past early May).
* In ''CSINewYork'', [[spoiler:a boy is able to successfully strangle his father using this technique.]]
* On ''Series/BallsOfSteel,'' this is one of Neg's Urban Sports.
* ''BurnNotice'' - Michael does this to a Russian GiantMook.
* Xander does this in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' 'Reptile Boy', jumping onto one of the frat guys. PunctuatedPounding ensues.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Properly applied, this move is usually called a "rear naked choke" and is common in UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts. Of course, it's much easier to pull off as the bigger guy against the smaller one without the whole rodeo business.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* [[HaloODST Buck]] does this to save Romeo from a [[OhCrap Brute Chieftan]]. Taken to a more practical extreme when he stabs it in the neck with a bowie knife.
* In ''[[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Meet the Scout]]'', the Scout is seen doing this to a Heavy, with the added help of his baseball bat.
* Sort of played in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', where killing a Gigante involves riding its back.
* Batman can do this to Titan inmates in ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum Batman: Arkham Asylum]]'', causing them to flail wildly. You can even get an achievement for smacking enough goons while doing this; appropriately enough, the achievement is named "Freakshow Rodeo".
* The Jockey from ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'' does this to survivors to force them into inconvenient places (such as ''other zombies'').
* Spidey does this to Rhino, complete with steering through concrete walls and hordes of {{Mooks}}, in ''VideoGame/SpiderManWebOfShadows'' in order to break into a prison.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'':
** Attempted by [[BadassNormal Batman]] on [[PhysicalGod Darkseid]] in the finale (see the page pic), [[{{Determinator}} even though he knew how futile it was.]] Thought it did inspire and lead to Superman's WorldOfCardboardSpeech.
** He also does it on Mongul in "ComicBook/ForTheManWhoHasEverything", again even though he knew it was futile.
* Attempted by BugsBunny in the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Bunny Hugged". The wrestler he tries it on is unfazed.