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[[caption-width-right:300:[-"Wocketawocketawocketa" is ''exactly'' the sound minions make when you shake them like this.-] ]]

->''"WHAT KIND OF STUPID NAME IS [[http://www.goblinscomic.com/02202006/ SHAKEN-UNFAIRLY]]??"''
-->-- '''Complains-of-Names''', ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}''

Falling between the NeckLift and MetronomicManMashing in terms of forcefulness (and physical improbability), the Minion Maracas occurs when Alice lifts Bob and shakes him in mid-air, whether for emphasis or from an excess of emotion. Generally applied only in animation and comedic works, due to issues of leverage.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Manga/KOn'''s BeachEpisode, Ritsu shows Mio some pictures at the end. One of which happens to be rather embarrassing to Mio. Cue this trope, with Mio demanding that Ritsu delete the photos.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In the ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'' album ''Recap/TintinDestinationMoon'', an enraged Professor Calculus lifts a security guard easily twice his size and suspends him off a coat rack.
* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}''
** Obelix briefly but cheerfully takes to this technique in ''Asterix the Gladiator'':
-->'''Obelix:''' Look, I shake them instead of punching them! They last longer this way!
** He also uses this as an interrogation technique on a Gaul who sold Asterix to the Romans, in ''Asterix and the Banquet''.
** Toward the end of ''Obelix and Co.'', Julius Caesar angrily shakes Caius Preposterus harder and harder while explaining to him that his schemes have nearly ruined Rome and that he now needs to clean his own mess.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In the fan webcomic ''Webcomic/BatmanAndSons: [[http://the-dark-cat.livejournal.com/4001.html Rivalry]]'', [[Franchise/WonderWoman Diana]] does this to '''both''' Franchise/{{Batman}} and GreenArrow simultaneously -- [[http://pics.livejournal.com/the_dark_cat/pic/0001psbx one in each hand]].

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Happens repeatedly to Pain and Panic in Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}''.
* Scar does this to Shenzi in ''Disney/TheLionKing''.
* The Horned King from ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' does this to The Creeper repeatedly after one do his plans fail.

* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'', after finding out that Sybil is in danger, Vimes picks up the Librarian and shakes him -- asking him where they took her. The Librarian helpfully points him in the right direction, while quietly musing about the strong emotions it would take for a man to pick up and shake a 300 lb orangutan without even realising.
* ''Literature/{{Redwall}}''
** At one point Captain Plugg of the book ''Triss'' picks up two crewbeasts who've done something stupid and actually bangs their heads together.
** In the original ''Redwall'' book, Cluny the Scourge does the same to two of his lieutenants whose foraging expedition failed pretty miserably. Slightly unusual for this trope, in that Cluny is explicitly shown to be considerably [[LargeAndInCharge larger and stronger]] than his subordinates, so the feat of strength is not so surprising.
* In ''Literature/TheHobbit'', Thorin Oakenshield picks up Bilbo Baggins and "shakes him like a rabbit" when he learns that the Hobbit has stolen the Arkenstone and given it to the men and elves besieging the mountain. At least, Gandalf manages to convince Thorin to not throw Bilbo down the wall.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''
** The Happy Mask Salesman in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' does this to Link, gaining angry eyes.
** Linebeck in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass'' does this to Link as well.
** As does Alfonzo in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks''.
* Solid Snake does this to Otacon in the first ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' game while interrogating him about Metal Gear REX, assuming Otacon had full knowledge it was a "nuclear-equipped walking deathmobile" as Snake put it.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Pictured above: "[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090311 Wocketa wocketa wocketa]]" from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'', Dave lifts human!Artie [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/users/narbonic/080505out_again.jpg off the ground in joy]], freaking the latter.
** In the earlier story "Professor Madblood and the Doppelganger Gambit", Artie, who has turned into a copy of Dave, shakes Mell.
* ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}''
** Minmax does it to Fumbles, [[http://www.goblinscomic.com/12302005/ briefly.]]
** And of course, there's a minor character who was named [[http://www.goblinscomic.com/02202006/ Shaken-Unfairly]] by the tribe soothsayer, who ended up giving us the page quote.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}''. Of all characters, [=SpongeBob=] does this to Mr. Krabs while angry that he wouldn't give Squidward his job back.
* Sally does this to Linus in ''WesternAnimation/ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown''. "You owe me restitution!"
* Russel does this to 2-D in the Music/{{Gorillaz}} short "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMZ0tFWXZB8&NR=1 Hey! Our Toys Have Arrived]]".
* In the ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' episode "Detained Duck", Krak the Klunkin does this to Duck Dodgers to refresh his memories. Although it happens to be a case of mistaken identity.
* In ''DarkwingDuck'', Taurus Bulba alternates between doing this and a more standard NeckLift to Hammerhead.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Terriers famously do this to kill their prey, grabbing them around the neck with their extremely strong jaws and shaking them around until they stop moving.
* Can be the source of the aptly-named [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaken_baby_syndrome Shaken Baby Syndrome]]. In short, [[DontTryThisAtHome NEVER do this to a small child (or at all, preferably)]].