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[[caption-width-right:200:Don't try this at home.]]

If someone is crushed by a large safe, you only need to open the safe, and he will be inside.

In most cases the open safe reveals a torn and bent "floor" -- indicating that the person [[MyopicArchitecture punched his way into it as though it had been made of paper]]. Other times both the safe and the new occupant will be completely undamaged, with absolutely no explaination, [[RuleOfFunny in-universe or otherwise]], as to how they got in there.

Mostly used in comedy or [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation old cartoons]], although {{Super Hero}}es with invulnerability powers may use it straight.

Compare with ByWallThatIsHoley and ImpactSilhouette. Sometimes, this trope may also result in SquashedFlat as well.

[[IThoughtItMeant Has nothing to do with]] keeping TheMcCoy out of harm's way.


[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' does this to Odie in one Sunday strip, as pictured above.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* [[MeaningfulName Illogica Safe]] from ''Zany to the Max''. '''[[AnimateInanimateObject She's]]''' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin an illogical safe herself!]]

* Done with a refrigerator in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''.
* At the end of ''Disney/TheJungleBook2'' [[Creator/TonyJay Shere]] [[KnightOfCerebus Khan]] is trapped inside a stone tiger head after falling into a volcano.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Happens to Franchise/CrashBandicoot during one of the Die-O-Ramas in ''Crash Tag Team Racing''.

* ''WebComic/EightBitTheater'' played with this, using an armoire instead of a safe falling on Fighter. Fighter emerges from it and Red Mage launches a convoluted explanation that states that Fighter survived because his knowledge of cartoon physics warped reality itself. Then Fighter reveals that, despite the rest of the thing being indestructible because it's the Armoire of Invincibility, [[AchillesHeel the bottom just was cheap particle board.]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Done numerous times in ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', especially by Bugs Bunny to the hapless maroon of the episode, particularly the likes of Yosemite Sam and Elmer Fudd. Also happened a good deal to Sylvester.
* Also popular in ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' shorts, including "Designs on Jerry" which features a classic variation, where Tom comes out of the safe now smushed into a perfect cube.
* On ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', when a safe (27-ton, in compliance with a [[FalseReassurance promise]] [[ExactWords not to drop a 16-ton safe on him]]) is dropped on Roy for [[DisproportionateRetribution squeezing toothpaste from the top of the tube]]. Not only was he inside, but he was able to open the safe door from there. (The previous two lessons, incidentally, were punctuated by a falling upright piano and a 1988 convertible. Like the safe, he popped through the bottom of both.)
** When Roy buys a robot that's supposed to make it rain on command, it ends up making anything they say fall from the sky onto Roy, except actual rain. One thing it does this with? A safe. (When Roy used the word for its other definition.) Not only is he inside, but he's able to manipulate the combination lock. (Later, a house falls on him. He's pretty much dead center, yet Orson knows to open the mailbox out front. Indeed, he's inside.)
** When Garfield hears that it's Monday, his mind plays different scenarios as a horror movie trailer. In one scenario, he's smashed, bashed, and yes, even [[PieInTheFace splutted]]; the bashing is done with an IllogicalSafe.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', Darkwing's breakfast DeathCourse causes his fridge to launch into the air and land on top of him if he forgets the milk. He ends up inside the fridge; [[AmusingInjuries amusingly injured]], dazed, and holding a jug of milk.
* A ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqifngsT94U In the "Stand By Me" shot]] this happens to Pumbaa -- and then, as soon as he's out of the safe, it happens again with a ''space capsule''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'', just before they end up inside the dump, Buzz Lightyear winds up inside a television set after it falls on him. Fortunately the screen was already cracked, and the impact switched him from Spanish back to his normal self.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'' did this with ''The Statue of Liberty''.
** Averted, since, in DM's own words 'The Statue of Liberty is hollow And I stood precisely where the hole in the middle is.'
* The opening titles to ''WesternAnimation/VictorAndHugo'' end with a safe (which they previously tried to blow open) falling on them, then the door falling down to reveal the brothers inside.
* This happens to WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}} in "What, No Spinach?" He is unharmed, of course - Wimpy instigated cafe owner Bluto to use the safe as a weapon specifically so it would get opened and he could get to the stash of food inside.
* Happens on some ''WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts'' and ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' shorts.