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

-->-- '''[[http://www.goblinscomic.com/02202006/ 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 ''Recap/AsterixTheGladiator'':
--->'''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 ''Recap/AsterixAndTheBanquet''.
** Toward the end of ''Recap/ObelixAndCo'', 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.
** In ''Asterix and the Missing Scroll'', Bonus Promoplus is a choleric little man who's in the habit of doing this to his servants. Including with a mute scribe, while ordering him to talk (he has to be reminded twice that the scribe can't).
* ''ComicBook/{{Bone}}'': At the end of book 1, ''Out from Boneville'', Fone Bone and Phoney Bone are reunited, and Fone is seen running toward his cousin, apparently to hug him... except instead, he grabs Phoney by the collar and shakes him.

[[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'' shakes The Creeper repeatedly after one of 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 realizing.
* ''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:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/CaptainPowerAndTheSoldiersOfTheFuture'': After losing a fight with the good guys, Soaron is left helpless as he regenerates. Comes Blastarr wanting to know the location of their enemies. Despite being on the same side, the two robots detest each other and Soaron is defiant because he wants to fight the humans himself. Except Blastarr grabs him by the neck and shakes him violently until Soaron relents and gives him the coordinates.

[[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.
* Kano from ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' has a special move where he grabs an enemy by the neck, heaves them up and violently shakes them for significant damage.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', after Violetta and Moloch mercilessly tease her about her romantic prospects, Agatha Heterodyne gets upset and violently shakes the both of them together, making [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090311 "Wocketa wocketa wocketa"]] sound, while scolding them for their childishness.
* ''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}}'':
** [[http://www.goblinscomic.com/12302005/ Minmax briefly shakes Fumbles while holding his neck]] in retaliation from being bitten.
** There's a minor character who was named [[http://www.goblinscomic.com/02202006/ Shaken-Unfairly]] by the tribe soothsayer, who ends up giving us the page quote.
* In the fan webcomic ''Webcomic/BatmanAndSons: [[http://the-dark-cat.livejournal.com/4001.html Rivalry,]]'' [[Franchise/WonderWoman Diana]] shakes '''both''' Franchise/{{Batman}} and ComicBook/GreenArrow simultaneously -- [[http://pics.livejournal.com/the_dark_cat/pic/0001psbx one in each hand]] -- to urge them to stop their stupid feud.
* In ''Webcomic/DisneyHighSchool'', after Ariel was singing and Eric (her crush) fortuitously heard her, [[https://tapas.io/episode/391465 a panicky Ariel rushes to the arts and craft club]], grabs Rapunzel by the front of her shirt and frantically shakes her.
-->'''Ariel:''' HE HEARD ME SINGING! HE HEARD!!!\\
'''Rapunzel:''' Who? What? Stop shaking me!

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''. 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 ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', Taurus Bulba alternates between doing this and a more standard NeckLift to Hammerhead.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': During the first dream of "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E4BloomAndGloom Bloom & Gloom]]", [[spoiler:upon noticing her brand-new cutie mark,]] Apple Bloom excitedly shakes Applejack fast enough that her head becomes a blur while making a ringing sound.
* Occurs in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' with the EarthquakeMachine alien Andreas holding Kevin by his collar. He uses his vibration-generating powers to shake him even harder.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Terriers, Dachshunds, and generally any dog that hunts smaller animals, 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. Partly because it works, and partly because it keeps their prey from biting back.
* 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).]]