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  • Most of the villains in the original Batman franchise met pretty ignominious ends, but Max Shreck in Batman Returns probably got it the worst of all; his Conga began when the movie wasn't even close to being over! First, his hand-picked mayoral candidate, Oswald Copplepot (a.k.a. The Penguin) is exposed as a fraud via Engineered Public Confession and pelted with ripe vegetables by a vengeful crowd—a fate that Max himself just barely avoids thanks to getting the hell out of there. Then Penguin, burning with resentment, crashes Max's Christmas Eve costume party and threatens to drag his son Chip down into the sewers and kill him as part of his plan to kill all the first-born sons of Gotham as revenge for his own treatment as a child by his own parents; Max is forced to beg for his son's life and offer to go in his place, and in front of all the most influential citizens of Gotham City, no less! So Penguin takes Max hostage and locks him in a giant birdcage in his hideout, telling him that after he makes Shreck watch as the kids Penguin's kidnapped are thrown into a deep puddle of his company's industrial byproducts, Shreck will join them. Max manages to escape by stealing the key to the cage from a monkey (don't ask), but then Catwoman note  shows up, and things get really bad for the crooked businessman: she snags his leg with her bullwhip, drags him under a lake of icy cold water (which messes up his perfectly coiffed hair), hauls him out by his collar, throws him into a wall, lassos him again when he tries to run away, and finally threatens to slowly bleed him to death as he (futilely) pleads for mercy. Things finally start to look up for Max when Batman intervenes to stop Catwoman, but when Max tries to thank him Batman just stiff-arms him in the face and tells him he's going to jail. Max tries to escape after shooting Batman, but Catwoman (after taking the remaining four bullets of Shreck's gun and surviving) pins him against an exposed fuse box and rams her stun gun down his throat—sending millions of volts through his body and roasting him to death, reducing his to a blackened, steaming, eternally screaming mummy lying on the ground. It's a pretty harsh end, even for a Manipulative Bastard.
  • Dodgeball White gets humiliated by his dodgeball loss, then loses ownership of his gym, then loses his friends and ends up fat
  • Subverted in Mean Girls as the protagonist has a big plan to humiliate the plastics but when it actually comes to fruition, she's awakened to the fact that even though they're popular girls, those are real people she just hurt and she kind of looks like a monster as a result
  • Bradley Cooper's character in Wedding Crashers suffers this.
  • What About Bob? has an interesting case of this as Dr. Leo Marvin doesn't specifically warrant all the misfortune unless wanting to keep a professional distance from your patients and getting a little testy when your patient breaks those boundaries counts.
  • In Out Cold, the Big Bad is getting ready to transform Bull Mountain into a luxury resort when he discovers his daughter having sex with Pig Pen in a gondola cabin. It all goes downhill from there (pun intended): his presentation is crashed by a rowdy bunch of snowboarders, his employees are pelted by snowballs, one of them gets a boot literally lodged up his ass, and he is eventually thrown into a port-a-potty, which slides violently downhill and ends up in a tree.
  • In the first The Naked Gun movie, villain Vincent Ludwig is bitten, shot with a tranquilizer dart, falls into the parking lot from the upper deck of a baseball stadium, gets run over by a bus, flattened by a steam-roller and then has a marching-band playing "Louie Louie" tromp over him. Ed Hocken finds it horrifically tragic, since his father died the same way.
    • Nordberg has a lot of bad stuff happen to him in both the first two films. While most performances by O. J. Simpson qualify as Harsher in Hindsight, some consider this oddly satisfying all things considered.
  • At the end of the movie UHF, the Big Bad R.J. Fletcher is in the middle of his plea for mercy when a street bum buys up the last few shares of Channel 62, allowing them to pay off Uncle Harvey's (the owner's) debt and save the station from Fletcher's takeover. Fletcher threatens to sue Uncle Harvey, who just brushes him off. An FCC official then walks up and reveals that he heard Fletcher's Engineered Public Confession and revokes his station's broadcasting license. Pamela the news reporter he had insulted earlier puts a camera on the "worthless slobbering pig" and reports on his humiliation. Then, an old lady who watched his Evil Gloating on her own TV gives Fletcher a knee to the crotch. Finally, the bum shows up and thanks Fletcher for giving him the extremely rare and valuable penny that he then sold and used the money to buy the outstanding shares and a Rolex - the same one Fletcher had demanded his son get him earlier in the film; at this point, Fletcher starts crying. Meanwhile, just as he had done earlier, Fletcher's son gets tripped into a puddle of mud by Noodles. Weird Al said that he had to restrain himself from having Fletcher's Briefcase Full of Money open over the crowd. He also notes in the commentary that he can't stand when movies build up your dislike for a character and then wimp out on their comeuppance, so he made sure Fletcher got hit as hard as possible.
  • Good Burger has Ed and Dexter sneaking into Mondo Burger to retrieve some of the illegal additives they use to enlarge their burgers. Instead, Ed pours ALL of it into the meat supply, causing the burgers to explode and the restaurant to collapse. The Big Bad is then arrested while Ed taunts him with an Ironic Echo of his Catch Phrase.
  • The "heroes" of Oceans Thirteen spend the movie executing an elaborate scheme to put Bank, the villain, through a Humiliation Conga line.
  • A Knight's Tale had the Big Bad knocked off his 'high horse' in a joust and he sees the hero and all his friends looking down on him, telling him that he was tried, tested and ultimately fell short. Also a Call Back to what he said to the hero earlier in the movie.
  • The best part of the So Bad, It's Good movie Bratz saw the Alpha Bitch (and as far as the girls are concerned the Big Bad) fall into her cake, accidentally push her Girl Posse into the pool and then gets pushed in herself by an elephant. She then complains about how her sixteenth birthday is ruined and gives the Four Girl Posse the name "Bratz." Just to add another layer of ridiculousness, it's the Alpha Bitch's second Super Sweet Sixteenth party!
  • A brutal conga is pulled on Albert Spica at the climax of The Cook, the Thief, his Wife, and her Lover. To clarify the title, he's the Thief. He's killed his wife's lover by forcing a book down his throat. His wife has the cook glaze the fellow's body and cook it, then forces Albert to eat the corpse - at gunpoint (she tells him to eat the cock, although he ends up taking a piece from the side). He does so, but then vomits. At that point she shoots him. All this occurs in front of an audience full of people he has insulted, assaulted and victimized through the movie, including many of his own former goons.
    "Try the cock... it's a delicacy. And you know where it's been!"
  • Played straight in A Clockwork Orange after Alex was set free, though it might just have been karmic retribution. He did volunteer for the Ludovico experiment (failing to heed the warnings of the prison chaplain), although he had no idea what the experience would entail (namely, being conditioned to become violently ill whenever he feels horny, witnesses violence or tries to act violently, and worst of all when he hears his favorite piece of music, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony). But he certainly never intended to lose his pet snake, or for his parents to take in a boarder and allow the boarder to rent out Alex's room, and they even consider said boarder as their son. The homeless old Irishman gets a well-deserved Dog Bites Back moment at Alex's expense, but there is particular unfairness to Alex's mistreatment at the hands of a pair of crooked cops: the cops are none other than two of Alex's former thug friends, who were responsible for sending Alex up the river in the first place!
  • In Gamera Vs Zigra, the enemy daikaiju is both the tool and the brains of the invading force, and has Gamera and the Humans on the ropes throughout. When the time comes for Round 2, Gamera throws a rock onto Zigra's beak, not only blocking its deadly beam delivery, but causing it to fall face first into the sand. Gamera then plays his 'Bouncy Theme Song' on his fallen enemy's dorsal/spinal plates like a xylophone, and finishes by roasting the poor stupid invader slowly down to nothing. Of course, the creature having a name that sounds like either an extended-disclaimers medication or a trendy drink possibly put Zigra on this path.
  • Lady Hawke. Two Star-Crossed Lovers (Isabeau and Navarre) separated by an evil curse from a holy man who desired the woman are reunited in the only circumstances that could break the curse. "Look at her! Look at me! Now...look at US!" Then they meet, and touch, and the music swells and then STOPS. She walks to the evil cleric, showing and then dropping the jesses in front of him. He closes his eyes in pain. It's a short conga, though. As she walks from the dais, the evil cleric aims his staff at her like a javelin "...then no man shall!" He's admitted to using black magic (Moral Event Horizon) in front of his entire church and staff, so he's already given up everything and been direly humiliated. What's a little murder? Then, Navarre hurls his sword and impales the Big Bad. Obviously, this scene can't be completed without some bubbling last words and writhing on the sword blade.
  • As the ending of Analyze This was too "soft" on Robert De Niro's character where he went into jail with some dignity, in the beginning of Analyze That, we find him pretending to be a nutcase, singing and humiliating himself, only to run away from the people in jail who want to kill him. Fortunately for him, it pays off, but he doesn't get it much easier when he's back free, with the police on his back, and mobsters either wanting to drag him back into the "business", or just plain kill him. In some way, both movies put him more or less in this trope's situation.
  • Big Fat Liar was built on this trope. Most of the film is Jason and Kaylee pranking Jerkass producer Wolfe into admitting he stole Jason's story and turned it into a movie. When Wolf gets lucky and manages to turn the tables on the two, Wolf's whole production crew, whom he abused, mocked or exploited, come to the kids' rescue and pull off the grandfather of all humiliations. Its starts with Wolf getting picked up by his chauffeur and him acting crazy that Wolfe flags down the next passing car which happens to be driven by Jaleel White (aka Urkel). However, Wolfe bails on him too in the middle of the road and calls to be picked up. They send a chopper for him flown by a stuntman to head for the lot. The chopper "malfunctions" forcing the two to skydive (which obviously Wolf has no experience in, especially when he has to hang onto said stuntman as they fall. Say the least he's scared out of his mind). Wolf reaches the lot where Jason confronts him holding his precious stuffed monkey. Wolfe gives chase through the lot, at one point getting a wave of water dumped on him by an SFX expert. He eventually corners Jason and gets his monkey back, mocking Jason how he'll never tell the truth about stealing his story. But, surprise, the whole thing was caught on camera (MULTIPLE cameras to be exact) and his Jerkass-ery broadcast to the whole lot including the president of the movie company he was kissing up to, the press, and Jason's parents. He's fired on the spot and the whole lot pretty much abandons him. The movie, Big Fat Liar, which he was trying so hard to sell to the president, forges on without him and becomes a huge success, with Jason credited for its creation. Wolfe, meanwhile, is left disgraced and blackballed in the film industry, and forced to work as a party clown... whose first job is to a man he crashed into earlier in the film. The film ends with said man calling his son to "show him your nutcracker!"
  • This happens to the bad guys of the Home Alone films long before they're finally defeated, courtesy of Kevin's rather dangerous booby traps.
  • Same case with Cruella de Vil in the live-action version of 101 Dalmatians... and its sequel 102 Dalmatians.
  • She's not the villain, but Prudy Perkins suffers through one of these in the western spoof Support Your Local Sheriff; she ends up dripping wet, in her long underwear, in a tree, while the hunky new sheriff hears from a neighbor about the time at the town picnic that Prudy got her hair caught in the crank on the ice-cream maker. But because she's not the villain, and it's not her plans that come crumbling around her (well, except for the sheriff liking her, which happens in the end anyway), it's not this trope, just slapstick comedy.
  • A really drawn-out one occurs in the Adam Sandler comedy Billy Madison. Eric, the Corrupt Corporate Executive who has plotted to usurp ownership of the Madison hotel chain from Billy, begins to suffer a Conga during the "Academic Decathlon" with Billy. He burns a pie in the bake-off competition, and the fire quickly spreads much to Billy's amusement. Then, after defeating Billy in a foot race, he is angrily shoved over a bench - and his skimpy gym shorts fly up to reveal his genitalia to all the onlookers. Finally, during the last round of the competition, after being asked an ironic question by the moderator about "Business Ethics", Eric stammers nervously (as Billy's fans in the auditorium loudly boo him) before suffering a Villainous Breakdown in which he pulls a gun and screams: "THAT QUESTION WAS UNFAIR! I DEMAND A NEW QUESTION!" The school principal (who moonlights as a professional wrestler) then storms the stage in his "lucha libre" costume and elbow-drops Eric - but the villain recovers quickly. Laughing maniacally, he tries to shoot Billy's girlfriend just to show what he's become, but is foiled spectacularly when he is shot in the butt by a lipsticked serial killer. (Don't even ask.) The movie's conclusion shows him bitterly watching Billy's graduation ceremony while wearing bandages, crutches, and a pelvic cast (though it could be argued that his is partly a case of Karma Houdini, since it's never implied that he will be jailed for his criminal deeds).
  • Sandler made it happen again at the climax of Happy Gilmore, when Jerk Jock golf pro Shooter McGavin is defeated in the big tournament by Happy in a stunning upset. He experiences an epic Villainous Breakdown, complete with a Big "NO!" and a disgraceful display of poor sportsmanship when he steals Happy's championship jacket. His final scene in the movie shows him desperately trying to don the jacket while running from a large, angry mob; it's heavily implied that he gets beaten to death.
  • Sandler again in Big Daddy (Adam Sandler really loves to put this trope into his movies), this time with a woman as the victim. Snooty New York City career woman Vanessa (who is really more of a Haughty than a villain) decides that Sonny Koufax (Sandler) would make an irresponsible husband (and she's somewhat justified in thinking so, at least at first) and tells him that she's going away for a while to visit her mother; in reality, she leaves him forever for Sid, a widowed grandfather who supposedly has a "five-year plan." About a year and half later, all his friends take Sonny (now an ambitious lawyer) to a Hooter's restaurant in Staten Island for his birthday....and he is shocked to find Vanessa working there as a waitress! Vanessa freezes in terror as all her former friends ogle her in her skimpy "owl" tank top and orange short-shorts. "What happened to Sid's five-year plan?" asks Sonny. That's when Sid himself looks over at the gang from his place at the grill (where he is working as a short-order cook) and waves to them with a ridiculously stupid grin on his face; Sonny and his friends grin and wave back. Sonny's former foster son, Julian, points to Sid and asks: "Isn't that the guy with the old balls?" - which causes everybody to laugh. Vanessa finally can't stand it anymore, and runs away.
  • Trading Places has this first happen to Louis Winthorpe III. At the end, the Duke brothers.
  • The end of Robin Hood: Men in Tights has King Richard imprison Prince John in the Tower of London, make him part of the tour, and order that all lavatories in the Kingdom be referred to as "Johns." Meanwhile, the Sheriff of Rottingham is mocked at his wedding (turns out his first name is "Mervyn"), fails to consummate with his "wife" due to her chastity belt, is thoroughly bested in a sword fight with Robin, is stabbed accidentally when he runs into Robin's sword while he's sheathing it, has to marry Latrine in return for saving his life, and is last seen being dragged off by her while screaming that he's changed his mind.
  • Flesh Gordon deserves a mention for a borderline case: Wang The Perverted and his courtiers engaging in a (naked) literal Humiliation/Gloating Triumph Conga. "FLESH - GORDON - IS - DEAD!" (boomp, boomp...)
  • Living out this trope is a primary function of at least three different generations of Tannens in Back to the Future (two of them ending up in manure), thanks to Marty Mc Fly.
  • A very satisfactory one happens to the Trunchbull in Danny De Vito's version of Matilda. Although being frightened half to death by the message on the blackboard is from the book, the film also adds her being pelted with erasers, spun around at super speed, chased into the hallway by telekinetically thrown food, and finally having the whole school chase her out with food and water balloons (and some Laser-Guided Karma chocolate cake).
  • Happens to the egotistical ballet dancer Roberto Volare in Brain Donors during his big premiere, in front of hundreds of spectators.
  • In The Punisher (2004), when Frank Castle finally confronts Howard Saint he kills his remaining son, reveals that he tricked Saint into killing his own wife and best friend, shoots him, and ties him up to be dragged by a car into a parking lot filled with explosives in which Saint is set on fire before a being crushed by flaming debris. It says something that shooting him was probably the least painful thing Castle did to him.
  • After his plan to destroy Gotham fails spectacularly, the Joker from The Dark Knight is thrown off a building and lassooed by Batman's batcord, leaving him dangling by the ankle. Magnificent Bastard that he is, The Joker still gets one up on Batman by revealing his Evil Plan.
  • A rare heroic example occurs in Thor where the titular character run over by the same car twice, tasered and sedated. Not to mention being stripped of his powers and stuck in a mortal form. And when he reaches Mjolnir and is unable to wield it, he goes through a Heroic BSOD. Later, when Loki pays him a visit and lies to him that their father was dead and he couldn't return to Asgard, he nearly goes catatonic. However, all of this taught Thor humility and how to be less impulsive, ultimately making him a hero.
  • I Really Hate My Job: One of the characters sees working as a waitress as this, comparing it to having to stand up in an airplane and walk down the aisle to use the bathroom, with everyone knowing you're about to void your bowels.
  • Salim in Slumdog Millionaire bullies the other children so his brother gets him back by finding the hottest chili peppers and putting them on a very sensitive area. Salim wakes up in agony and has to run to the shower naked and hose himself down frantically while the other children chant "chillies on his willy!"
  • The latter two-thirds of the film Johnny Handsome is this.
    Vic Dumask: I s'pose you coulda shot Rafe by now...
    John Mitchell: Too easy.
    Vic Dumask: No, you wanna take him through the whoooole dance. Mikey'd o' liked that.
  • Ever After: Rodmilla and Marguerite get it in the end.
  • Dean Vernon Wormer, the college town's corrupt Mayor, and Omega House and all their supporters (not to mention more than a few innocent bystanders) get an extravagant collective Conga at the end of Animal House - one of them punched out and knocked off a parade float, another scooped up by a giant papier-mache hand and carried off down the street, another literally trampled by a crowd into a human pancake, a female Omega stripped to her underwear, and another female Omega kidnapped by John "Bluto" Blutarski himself (although her facial expression at the end implies she found this not so bad after all - they actually eventually get married). Wormer and the Mayor themselves (along with their wives) are catapulted into a pile of rubbish by Delta House's dreaded "Deathmobile," and the Mayor sees his automobile showroom smashed up by part of a runaway float. This results in several hilarious Villainous Breakdowns, including Kevin Bacon's famous "Remain calm. All is well. ALL IS WELL!".
  • In Jumping the Broom, Jason and Sabrina's wedding rehearsal dinner is this. It all starts when Jason's mother Pam takes over the blessing of the food and uses it to insult Sabrina's family. Pam finds out that they're not doing the electric slide or jumping the broom (a tradition dating back to slavery) at the wedding. Sabrina's mother then mentions that her family never were slaves so that's not their history. Then Sabrina's aunt walks in and starts singing "Sexual Healing".
  • The Avengers ends with one of these for Loki, fueled by the cast's and audience's simultaneous ire over his murder of Coulson. In order, and in rather quick succession he a) gets blasted through a wall by a dying Coulson, b) gets verbally bitchslapped by Tony c) gets made a fool of when his attempt to brainwash Tony fails ignominiously (and Tony makes a crack about having "performance issues") d) gets knocked on his ass by Tony with a And This Is for... Phil, e) gloats at Clint by catching one of his arrows, only for the arrow to explode and knock him flying, f) tries to invoke a Who Dares? and instead gets a thorough beat-down from an irate Hulk who smashes him around like a rag doll and leaves him stunned and whimpering in a crater before calling him a "Puny God", g) looks up from where he's crawling painfully on the floor to see the Avengers standing over him and glowering at him like a naughty schoolkid, with the man he mind-controlled and used to kill dozens of people getting the honors of pointing an arrow right in his face, and h) is last seen Bound and Gagged and being escorted by Thor to face judgement in Asgard. The conga is also nicely foreshadowed by showing him getting suckered by Natasha's act earlier in the movie.
  • Towards the end of Ruthless People, Sam Stone gets arrested for his wife's murder, then the attack dog he got to eat his wife's poodle becomes friends with the poodle, he has to mortgage everything he owns in order to raise the ransom to get his wife back so he can be cleared of the murder charge. Finally, when he finds out she's alive, she beats the crap out of him and throws him off a pier.
  • Colin Firth's school inspector gets a proper full on comic one in the updated St. Trinian's film, including falling foul of some school-grown psychedelic drugs, blundering into a tank of fire ants and literally being caught with his trousers down (trying to remove said ants) in the 'posh totty' clique's dressing room, resulting in him being thrown out the window into a water tank just in time for an Actor Allusion. The entire conga climaxes with him waking up with his old flame, the school's headmistress (played by Rupert Everett in drag impersonating Camilla Parker-Bowles) and appearing half naked at a window in front of the nation's press who had arrived to report the schoolgirls' recovery of The Girl With The Pearl Earring by Vermeer.
  • Happens to Chucky in the original Child's Play movies. He gets more and more damaged and beaten during each climax before finally getting killed. His death in the second particularly deserves special mention, in which he, in order, loses a hand, then his legs, gets mangled, boiled alive, and then has his head explode.
  • Nearly all of Pusher 2 has Tonny (played by Mads Mikkelsen) suffer one indignity after another.
  • Dealt to Ed Rooney in Ferris Bueller's Day Off over the course of the day.
  • Drinking Buddies: Despite being the male lead, at the finale of the movie, Luke gets a serious cut on his hand helping Kate, gets into a fight with a stranger that doesn't go well, has to call on his coworkers whom does doesn't like to help, has Kate bail on their plans to get dinner, and then finds out his long-term girlfriend kissed another guy. He takes it very well, though.

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