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Humiliation Conga: Live-Action TV
  • For a Magnificent Bastard, The Master from Doctor Who gets some pretty brutal Congas. First he was stranded on the planet of the Cheetah People where he was infected with a deadly illness, failed in his plan to capture the TARDIS and was killed when the planet was destroyed. Then during his sixth incarnation, his hold over the Doctor was broken by Martha Jones's Batman Gambit, Jack Harkness destroyed the source of his power, his dominion over the earth was undone and he was taken captive before being shot dead by his wife. During his most recent appearance, he was manipulated by Rassilon into releasing him and the other Time Lords who planned to destroy the universe and ascend to godhood but refused to take the Master with them because they considered him "diseased" and tried to get the Doctor to shoot him.
    • Davros has had some nasty Congas as well. First his own creations turned on him and killed him but resurrected him for the Time War but his flagship was almost devoured by the Nightmare Child and he was saved by the time travelling Dalek Caan who brought him to the present day where he created a new race of Daleks who made him their slave. Then Dalek Caan betrayed him and the Daleks were destroyed as a result. When last seen, Davros was stranded onboard his exploding ship, refusing to accept the Doctor's offer to save him.
  • iCarly
    • Sam in "iSpeed Date". Insults Freddie about no-one wanting him only to find he had 3 girls ask him. She refuses to ask any boy to the Girl's Choice dance, until Carly convinces her to ask Gibby out because Sam embarrassed her on the webshow. Sam is then rejected by Gibby and Freddie laughs at her. She tries again to have Gibby take her to the dance, only be rejected a second time and he's got a stunning girl at his house already. Sam stumbles back to the Groovy Smoothie, only to find Carly and Freddie slow dancing together, leaving Sam completely and utterly alone.
    • "iPity The Nevel" has Nevel being hit with this for most of the first half. He's caught on tape screaming his head off at an innocent little girl, making him a hated outcast. As he wonders the streets in dispair, people insult him and it starts raining on him, someone yelling at him that he deserves it. Meanwhile, the iCarly gang are having a "Karma Party" celebrating his downfall.
  • Scrubs
    • Dr. Cox does a literal Humiliation Conga (or more accurately, a strange form of Irish Jig) when he is once again proven right and Elliot is proven wrong, much to her embarrassment. He redeems himself very, very slightly by delivering An Aesop before mocking her further.
    • This happens to Cox himself in a later episode. After he refuses to give Turk any good assignments, he then ups the ante by sticking him with Lloyd the delivery man, who claims there is something wrong with his arm when he is perfectly fine. He and Turk turf Lloyd back and forth, each trying to get rid of him, until it seems that Turk finally gets him to shut up by giving Lloyd an unnecessary operation. Dr. Kelso seems ready to end Turk's career over this and Carla berates Cox, who realizes he let this go too far and is forced to beg Kelso to show some mercy. But, surprise! The operation never took place, and Carla, Turk and Kelso were conspiring to teach Cox a lesson. They even come out and take a bow.
  • The vampire Spike had this done to him a couple times, both on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and on Angel, and that was long before he did his Heel-Face Turn, regained his soul and suffered Badass Decay.
  • The Shield series finale sees Magnificent Bastard/Sociopathic Hero/Rabid Cop Vic Mackey looking like he's about to ride to glory, Karma Houdini-style, via a deal that he struck for immunity from ALL past crimes. Not so fast! First, he gets into a smug taunting match with best friend-turned-murdering fugitive, Shane Vendrell. Soon after, Shane kills his pregnant wife and toddler son with poison, before eating his own gun. He leaves a suicide note pretty much blaming Vic for turning him into a criminal, which Claudette Wyms reads to a dumbstruck Vic. And while Vic is still reeling from that, she makes sure he sees the last surviving Strike Team member, Ronnie Gardocki, get perp-walked past him as he's taking the fall for all the stuff Vic confessed to, because Vic had lied to Ronnie about the immunity deal including him. Ronnie finds out about this as he's being cuffed, he is not happy about this and proceeds to inform Vic — and the entire Barn — of his feelings, all of which more or less permanently trashes Vic's rep among the Boys In Blue. But wait — there's more! He also finds out his betrayal of Ronnie was for nothing, because the side deal he'd cut for ex-wife Corrine was redundant: she'd already cut a deal with Claudette to help try and snag Vic, including an order of protection against Vic and witness relocation. (Bye bye, beloved kids!) And his dream job/consolation prize? Well, that turned out to be a three-year stretch of suit-and-tie paper pushing, courtesy of the slightly corrupt I.C.E agent Vic finessed to get his immunity deal — which Vic has to follow through on, or his deal is voided and he's pretty much guaranteed life in prison — after which the Feds can fire him, and with his sins all public knowledge, he will never be able to get a job in law enforcement ever again, denying him the justification that he used to hide from his crimes. In one single episode, Vic is stripped of absolutely everything that meant anything to him and is left to choke on it.
  • Atherton Wing suffers one of these at the end of the Firefly episode "Shindig". Not only does Mal kick his ass and then deliver several stabs to him in insult instead of finishing him off in what was supposed to be a Duel to the Death, but Inara, who the whole duel was fought over, invokes the full power of the Companions' Guild in response to Atherton's comment about how he should have "uglied her up" so that she can no longer work as a Companion and has a Black Mark put on him in the client registry, ensuring that no Companion will ever contract with him again. And just to add insult to injury, His Lordship Sir Warrick Harrow tells him, "You'll have to rely on your winning personality to get women. God help you."
  • Basically the entire premise of Leverage. At the end of each episode, the bad guy is humiliated in front of his friends and family, loses his millions, and gets sent to prison for a crime he may or may not have committed.
  • Batman has a great example in "Flop Goes The Joker" when the villain invades Wayne Manor. In a Crowning Moment Of Awesome, Alfred defeats the Joker in a fencing match, then, when the Joker accidentally finds the Batpoles (thankfully unlabeled at this time), and tries to slide down. Alfred uses the emergency elevator function on the poles to capture the Joker while preventing him from reaching the Batcave. At Batman's amused orders, Alfred sends the Joker screaming up and down repeatedly, enjoying every minute of it.
  • Vengeance Unlimited: Mr. Chapel, as a Vigilante Man, does this to pretty much every one of his marks, and each of their (willing) accomplices.
  • This has happened to the whole cast of Married... with Children numerous times (Al mostly, Bud a close second, but all of them at least a few times) along with quite a few one-shot characters.
  • Sonny in the Sonny With A Chance episode "Sonny With A Secret". She's accused of stealing twice, accused of plagiarizing on of her ideas, and is framed for telling the press secrets about Chad. And then she's almost killed by a bomb disguised as a cheeseball. Why? Because Penelope is in love with Chad and was jealous of Sonny and Chad's relationship.
  • In Hannah Montana, Jake Ryan learned the hard way not cheat on the woman behind Hannah Montana. While he's wearing bad lederhosen in Hannah's Christmas Special, Miley got Jake to confess to cheating on her on camera. All this while she knocks the stuffing out of him with a sack of props. For the icing on the cake, Robbie Ray stole his clothes, so Jake has to go back to his movie set wearing his lederhosen costume.
  • Colditz provides a truly epic example; one of the later episodes is entirely devoted to giving the show's only real Nazi character, a Smug Snake who's spent the series singing the praises of the Third Reich, an utterly humiliating send-off. First he realises his beloved Reich is actually going to lose the war; he tries vainly and pathetically to cajole the prisoners into testifying that he treated them well; he's sacked from his post; his girlfriend denies she knows him; and after receiving no less than three The Reason You Suck Speeches from both his Officer and a Gentleman superior and his own prisoners, flees ignominiously in a farmers' cart. A rather karmic end, considering the show is normally about the prisoners' own escape attempts.
  • In Kamen Rider Ryuki, Kamen Rider Ouja gets a more personal one. He finally kills his archenemy Zolda, only to discover that the Zolda he just killed wasn't the one he'd be after, who died peacefully at home during the fight, afterwards he emerges in disarray into the real world, only to find himself cornered by the police and pinned down by snipers who gun him down. While not as humiliating at first, considering his motivations, this is probably the most humiliating end he could ask for.
  • Much of the first season of Babylon 5 involves G'kar and Londo being locked in a downward spiral of mutual humiliations: Londo becomes steadily more bitter because of constant Narn military advances into Centauri space, and G'kar suffers many episodic setbacks due to karmic backlash from being a huge jerk. For the most part Londo's woes, being the underdog, are played for sympathy (but also a fair few laughs), while G'kar's are mostly played for laughs all the time. After Londo becomes a pawn of the Shadows this quickly goes into reverse, with G'kar suffering overhanging humiliation after humiliation. And at that point, it's not funny any more.
  • In Victorious, Tori and friends deliver one to Ryder Daniels, a Manipulative Bastard who gets a kick out of playing with girls' emotions to trick them into helping him get a better grade, then cruelly dumping them when they're no longer of use. When Tori, his lastest victim, finds out, she uses the singing event he wanted to use her to get a good grade in to set one up for him. She tricks him onstage and disables his mic before being joined by his ex-girlfriends in performing "Begging On Your Knees", a The Villain Sucks Song she and André wrote just for him. As it's sung, revealing Ryder's manipulative ways to the entire school, Robbie, Beck, and even the teacher hosting the event prevent Ryder from leaving the stage as Sinjinn keeps the spotlight focused right on him. When the song ends and he can finally leave the stage, not only is the entire school cheering his downfall, but another group from the event greet him by singing "You just got burned!" to rub salt in the wound. The icing on top is that this whole thing was 1/3 of his grade in that class and thanks to Tori, he flunked.
  • Big Time Rush: In the Season 1 finale, Hawk, the Big Bad (and his assistant Rebecca), has kidnapped the boys to keep them from appearing at their concert. He then arrives at the Music Box and blows Gustavo and Kelly's cover and reveal that Big Time Rush isn't there, leaving the crowd to boo Gustavo and Kelly and abandon the Music Box, which would end Rocque Records forever. Just when it looks like Gustavo and Kelly have their backs against the wall, the boys arrive to save them, leaving Hawk and Rebecca shocked. Just before the boys win the show back, Hawk tries to stop them again but is faced with Sebastian -his former butler- who blasts him and Rebecca with hot towels to stop them. The boys then proceed to kick off the performance, doing great and saving Rocque Records, ruining Hawk's plan completely, all right in front of him.
  • In the final episode of Survivor: Heroes Versus Villains, Russell Hantz, an Entitled Bastard who had spent most of the game making and breaking end-game deals, blindsiding others, and making everyone around him miserable, is hit with a well-deserved one. First, his last remaining ally Parvati says that she would have voted for his hated rival Sandra over him. When he gets up and goes for a walk, Sandra burns his stinking hat in a Meaningful Echo of his burning Jaison's socks back in Samoa. That Night 39, the entire jury, Hero and Villain, foe and ally alike, just rips him full force. While some of them shower Sandra with glowing and well-deserved accolades, others blast him for his total disregard for them. (Ex-finalist Danielle, in particular, chews him out for his lack of jury management skills, while Candice tacks on a "The Reason You Suck" Speech.) The icing on top of all this? In front of a live studio audience, he has to watch as Sandra, whom he hand-picked to be his jury goat, racks up the votes (especially those of the Heroes) easily, while he gets shut out. But it didn't stop there; pre-jury castoff Boston Rob chimed in on his playing style. Thus, having accepted a re-match with Rob, Redemption Island was born, and Russell was promptly rejected by his new tribe. Guess who went on to the win?
    • In Gabon, resident Jerkass Griefer Randy Bailey went through this in his exit episode. It started with him getting upset because Sugar took his cookie at the reward auction, and deciding to be an even bigger griefer by intentionally pissing off every single person left. How did he plan to get out of it? By using the immunity idol that his ally Bob found on Exile Island, and use at the upcoming Tribal Council, since it was obvious that he was going to be targeted. At Tribal Council, both Sugar and his Arch-Enemy Crystal mocked him in their voting confessionals; Crystal even shouted hers loud enough for everyone to hear. It all came to head when he played the immunity idol, only to find out - whoops! - it was a fake that Bob made because Sugar found the real immunity idol very early on. With no way of blocking the votes cast against him, Randy was voted out. But at least he made the jury, where he delivered a Call Back.
  • Farscape:
    • Rygel gets one in the first season episode "Throne for a Loss." He's kidnapped, his captors encase him in mud to prevent him from escaping, they feed him unspeakable glop, he's killed and then resurrected by a fellow prisoner who expects him to turn over all of his empire's territory and subjects to him, gets stuffed in a bag and beaten, and is finally forced to loudly admit to all and sundry that he was deposed as ruler of his empire, that he has no money to pay his ransom, and even if he did, no one likes him enough to pay it anyway.
      • The ending may have been something of a subversion however, since Rygel's tone is mocking of the prisoner who's decided he'll get his empire. As he points out, he's not going to get a thing.
    • Jool's entire character arc is this for her. Granted, she's both a Rich Bitch and an Insufferable Genius, so she earns a lot of the hostility she receives, but still: she was cryogenically frozen against her will for almost a quarter of a century and wakes up to discover that the cousins who were traveling with her are dead and she's trapped aboard a ship full of criminals and malcontents being chased across the galaxy by a variety of powerful and evil people. And that's just her origin story; the show itself likes to add to her misery (in one particular episode, for example, she is shot through the arm with an arrow, made to drink urine, dumped in the mud, and gratuitously struck on her still seeping wound). Oh...and she has a scream that can melt metal, so the other characters have a habit of scaring and/or physically injuring her in situations where that would be useful.
    • Grayza attempts to make her presence felt as a villain by forcing a Humiliation Conga on both Crichton and Scorpius: Crichton is enslaved by Grayza's pheromones and raped, while Scorpius is dragged around on a lead and forced to lick Grayza's shoes- before being shot and buried in a shallow grave (but survives due to "foresight and preparation"). Unfortunately for Grayza, this comes back to bite her hard in the ass later in the fourth season: first of all, her alliance between the Peacekeepers and the Scarrans fails when her Scarran "allies" backstab her and capture her. Then, her attempts to impress Emperor Staleek with threats of wormhole weaponry are ignored, especially once Crichton arrives to steal her thunder. In a vain attempt to get a powerful new ally on her side, she tries to negotiate with Crichton: no luck- Crichton isn't interested in aiding his own rapist; for added humiliation, Crichton's disgusted rebuttal actually drives Grayza to tears. Deciding to try and be remembered as a hero, she decides to attack the Scarran base head-on, sacrificing the lives of all her soldiers in a Suicide Mission... only for Captain Braca- who she'd supposedly enslaved with pheromones- to relieve her of duty and have her arrested. And then, just as you think she can't be humiliated any further, Scorpius reclaims the ship she was commanding and is welcomed with open arms by his former crew; we don't see Grayza's reaction to this news, but according to Braca, she needed to be sedated.
  • In Chinese Paladin, Yue'Ru's Break the Haughty occurs through this trope, beginning with being defeated in a martial arts contest, cast out by her family, progressively losing her possessions, and being forced to go hungry. The end result changes her to a Lovable Alpha Bitch.
  • One of the Valentine's Day Episodes of Frasier devotes its first eight minutes to Niles suffering one. By the end of it he's accidentally set Frasier's apartment on fire, destroyed his own pants and is left standing in just his boxers, ruined the dinner he was making for his date, and faints in the open, unlocked apartment after giving himself a small cut and seeing his own blood.
    • There's also a Thanksgiving Episode where Frasier's son Frederick has this trope happen to him for the entire episode. Frederick is being taken care of by his grandfather and uncle and has mishap after mishap happen to him, including accidentally eating a cookie that has nuts he's allergic to causing him to break out in hives, getting a piece of gum stuck in his hair, and getting beaned in the face with a baseball.
  • Trish on Austin & Ally organizes one for Dallas in World Records & Work Wreckers because Ally refuses to fire him from her music store for being a horrible employee who only had the job due to a mixup. Trish hires a Marching band, a group of cheerleaders with a large banner, and a gospel choir to tell him that he's fired. There are even balloons!
  • In an episode of My Name Is Earl, Earl has been working as a Burger Fool, and has a really Bad Boss. During a child's birthday party, Mr. Patrick berates Earl, and Earl punches him in the face in response. Mr. Patrick gets sent to the emergency room, and his wife shows up...and so does his mistress. The girlfriend dumps him, and the wife throws him out and files for divorce, and gives him a Defenestrate and Berate routine in the process. During which she finds the money he's been stealing. Which lands him in prison, where he becomes his new cellmate's bitch.
  • Most Two and a Half Men episodes are this for Alan — he can never catch a break.
  • This happens to Klaus on The Vampire Diaries, after two straight seasons of abusing and terrorizing the residents of Mystic Falls and being promoted (mostly by himself) as the biggest, baddest alpha male in town, he finally meets his match in the latest Big Bad Silas, who effortlessly destroys him in combat and stabs him with a white oak stake (the only thing that can potentially kill him). Klaus is then left to desperately dig away at his own flesh with a pair of pliers before the wooden splinter can reach his heart, all the while being Mind Raped by Silas until he is reduced to a weeping, sniveling wreck, driven half mad by fevered hallucinations. He is forced to beg Caroline for help - once he finally ascertains that she is not in fact a hallucination - and while she grudgingly agrees, she also taunts and belittles him (and jabs him in the rib with the pliers a few times for good measure.) To add insult to injury, it later transpires that he was never physically stabbed by Silas, and was simply mind-raped into submission instead.

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