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A character crushed by an AnvilOnHead or other large object (e.g. piano) will often stumble away, being squashed into a pleated and flexing shape like an accordion, frequently accompanied by accordion music.

Compare to SquashedFlat.

And no, it's not a [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic new and bizarre Robot Master]].

* Chester Cheetah of Cheetos fame got that way from falling into a sewer.

* ''ComicStrip/USAcres'': [[http://garfield.com/usacres/1987/11/02 This worm's never been so humiliated.]]

* [[VideoGame/WarioLand Wario]], when he gets slammed by a massive hammer, turns into one of these; it gives him super bouncing powers.
* ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest'', in the falling [[HaveANiceDeath death pictures]] in the third and fifth episodes.
* In ''VideoGame/RaymanOrigins'', Globox can flatten himself into an accordion shape when ducking.
* One of VideoGame/{{Bubsy}}'s death animations is this.
* In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'', Rex becomes this after Mario stomps on him once.
* In ''VideoGame/SidAndAlsIncredibleToons'', an AnvilOnHead will accordionize Sid, with the usual sound effect.

* Happens to Monterey Jack in the third part of the ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' FiveEpisodePilot "To the Rescue". When Fat Cat accidentally steps on him while running, he turns into an Accordion Mouse for a second before stumbling on along his way.
* Happens to Peter in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' when, true to form, a piano falls on him.
* The [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Mickey Mouse cartoon]] ''The Cactus Kid'' (happens to Pegleg Pete) and others.
** Discussed in the ''Series/WaltDisneyPresents'' episode "The Plausible Impossible", where Walt demonstrates this trope by having WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck suffer this after being squashed by a falling safe.
* Frequented a lot of Creator/TexAvery cartoons.
* Several ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' cartoons have this trope, such as "Neapolitan Mouse", in which the Italian dog that gave Tom that injury promptly proceeded to play Tom like an actual accordion.
* And plenty of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' shorts. A certain Coyote, Wile E., is occasionally subject to this, with appropriate sounds. On a couple of occasions, a crashing piano [[PianoDrop gives him piano keys for teeth which began spontaneously playing a song]], instead of turning his body into an accordion.
** ShoutOut from [[Creator/FrizFreleng "Knights Must Fall"]]: "Look at the new ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'' character: Accordion Head!"
* ''WesternAnimation/OggyAndTheCockroaches'': It's ''accordion cat'', not accordion man.
* It happened a couple of times in ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', most notably after Rocko and Heffer crash into the ground on a cheaply made roller coaster (as pictured above).
* It happened to Eddy in the ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode "Tag, Yer Ed", after Lee Kanker slammed him head first into a wrestling mat. She then starts playing him like an actual accordion.
** Edd suffers a similar gag in "Laugh, Ed, Laugh", getting smacked into a street lamp while trying to subdue a scam-deprived Eddy. When Ed picks him up off the ground, he's scrunched flat and has a hilarious dazed look on his face.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'' had Henry and June bring in the guy who invented it, but then his thank-you list was too long, so June sent down an anvil on him...and he performed the trope.
* Happens to Lucius on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''.
* ''WesternAnimation/NedsNewt'', episode "New Improved Zippo": One of the forms Newton can't control is that of an accordion.
* ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' featured a variation of this: Whenever Kaa gets his tail caught in some bamboo, when he frees it his tail flies back at him, causing himself to recoil instantly (he is a snake), making an accordion noise as he does so.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode "Naughty Nautical Neighbors," Patrick angrily slams his rock house closed, hitting his head in the progress. All to Squidward's joy and complete with accordion sound effects.