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Agitated Item Stomping
Woah, calm down, dude.

A character is very angry about an item, or is just annoyed at an item that's been causing a lot of trouble for everyone. What's the best thing to do? Just throw the item on the ground, and for the final dash of flavor on the top, start stomping the item flat like there's no tomorrow.

May be done as a part of Ring... Ring... CRUNCH. Not to be confused with Curb-Stomp Battle.

Compare Weapon Stomp, Finishing Stomp, and Percussive Maintenance. See also It's All Junk.


Examples

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     Advertising 
  • In a commercial for Snickers Cruncher, a sidewalk vendor was selling small wind-up dolls that said annoying phrases like "I think your sister's pretty" and "Not if you were the last man on Earth". People could buy one for a dollar and stomp on it to relieve frustrations.
  • One of the adverts in the advertising campaigne Never Say No To Panda, the panda, angry that a potiental customer has refused to buy Panda Cheese, pushes over the customer's full shopping trolley, kicks and then jumps on the items.

     Anime and Manga 
  • In one episode of the Little Lulu anime, Tubby does this with a bouquet of flowers that Lulu gave him earlier, once the others discovered the bouquet.
  • Played for either angst and tragedy in Tekkaman Blade. Blade just defeated Evil and it is revealed that Evil was being infected by a Radam bug all along, thus acting murderous and evil. Evil died as himself afterwards, and in extreme frustration that the bug was the cause of all this madness, Blade angrily stomps on the bug dead.
  • In Haiyore! Nyarko-san, before entering a smuggler's hideout, Nyarko offers Mahiro a little black box which she claims contains an engagement ring. Mahiro takes the box, looks at it for a second, then throws it to the ground and starts stomping, to Nyarko's (comedic) shock. She quickly retrieves the box and says it actually contains a protective charm to keep him safe while they're in enemy territory; Mahiro chastises her, saying she should have said that in the first place.

     Comic Books 
  • Smurfette in The Smurfs comic book story "The Reporter Smurf" stomps her blue dress to death when Reporter catches wind of the dress she planned to surprise her fellow Smurfs with from outside Tailor's shop and leaks the information to the press.
  • De Mesmaeker once did it to a phone in a burst of rage after unsuccessfully trying to call the Dupuis office for hours, due to Gaston Lagaffe blocking the line with his antics.

     Film 
  • Matilda: "Who does this disgusting ribbon belong to?"
  • A more calculated and cathartic version appears in Office Space. After the main characters quit Initech, they steal the constantly malfunctioning office printer, take it out to a field and beat it to death while the Geto Boys Still plays in the background.
  • In Out Of Time, Denzel Washington's character does this to his cell phone in order not to speak with his Jerk Ass boss. He even spouts a variation of the "Can you hear me now?" line while doing it.

     Live-Action TV 
  • A Running Gag on El Chavo del ocho, with Don Ramon stomping on his hat whenever he's angry, usually after Doņa Florinda slaps him, etc.
  • Buffy did this to Giles' glasses once, trying to break out of a "Groundhog Day" Loop. It didn't help.
  • When Mr. Grainger thought he was about to be fired in an episode of Are You Being Served?, he wrote everything he wanted to say about the staff in his letter of resignation. On learning it wasn't the case, he read out the paper anyway, to their general amusement... but decided he was far too harsh towards Mr. Humphries. Mr. Humphries grabbed the letter, read it silently, and then tore it to shreds and jumped on the shreds, crying profusely.
  • Due to the raging hormones brought on by her menopause, Kitty of That '70s Show takes this tactic to handling an uncooperative television clicker.

     Web Comics 

     Web Original 

     Western Animation 
  • This also shows up in the Adventures of the Gummi Bears episode "Music Hath Charms", at the end when the Gummis all begin stomping on the magic bagpipes that Igthorn used to control everyone in Dunwyn.
  • Amos Slade throws his hat to the ground and starts stomping on it in The Fox and the Hound.
  • On Sponge Bob Square Pants, Squidward gets so angry at SpongeBob that he snatches his hat and stomps on it. Turns out SpongeBob is Crazy-Prepared and always carries a lead brick under his hat for just such an occasion.
  • The moon redneck in Futurama did this with his space helmet. While in space.
  • In a House of Mouse episode, Mickey, Donald and Goofy go to the phone company, and end up tearing an intercom (that's a prime example of For Inconvenience, Press "1") off the wall and stomping on it.
    Intercom: If you really want to smash me, stomp harder.
  • In The Smurfs epsiode "Happy Unhappiness Day To You", Gargamel gets fed up with his happiness detector leading him everywhere but to the Smurfs, who were having a day of happiness fasting, that he stomps the crap out of it and tosses it into his muck pond by the story's end.
  • At the end of the Camp Lazlo episode "Racing Sliks", Edward stomps on his first place trophy when he finds out that the other trophies are much larger than his.
  • Mr. Bogus:
    • The claymation short shown after the second act of the episode "Et Tu, Brattus?" had Bogus start stomping on a ringing wristwatch in order to stop it from ringing so loudly.
    • Near the end of the episode "Bookstore Bogus", after Brattus lures a fierce dinosaur made entirely out of rocks out of an art book, he tears the page that the dinosaur is on, crumbles it up, then throws it on the ground as he and Bogus both start stomping on it. Then, they both use the stomped-up remains of the page for football practice afterwards.
  • In the animated version of The Perishers, Wellington had two really epic examples, once of the "dog cart" he had built for Boot to pull only for boot to "misunderstand" repeatedly, and once of an axle and single wheel that Marlon brought round wit "I had an accident with my buggy, can you fix it?" Both times Wellington's response was "AAAAAAGH! I've had enough of you and this thing...thing... thing...THING!" (stomp stomp stomp).
  • Coop doesn't like the DMV. He really doesn't like it.
  • Wile E. Coyote does this sometimes either because he was trying to get one of his gadgets to work, or because said gadgets failed on him...
  • Slappy Squirrel does this with a newspaper that called her a former star. 'Aunt Slappy gets just a liiiiiiiiitle bitter.'

     Video Games 
  • Final Fantasy Tactics has a character take their hat off and stomp it. What makes this notable is the game is fully sprite based, and every frame of the animation is used exclusively for this event, as opposed to Going Through the Motions.
  • In the first Donkey Kong Country, Diddy would do this to his hat if he failed a bonus game or if the platform in Tanked Up Trouble ran out of gas: amusingly enough, if you move him close enough to the edge of a platform before it happens, he throws it down a pit and jumps after it. He also did this at least once in the TV series.
  • In the versus mode of Star Fox Assault: If Wolf O'Donnell loses, he will angrily throw his blaster onto the ground, grind it with his foot, and look the other way.
  • At the end of Sonic the Hedgehog for the Sega Genesis, Robotnik is shown stomping on the words "The End".note 
  • Inverted in Dead Space 2, wherein stomping on the bodies of the necromorphs is often one of the best ways to dismember them, but you can keep on stomping at the chunks, and stomping, and Isaac will start cursing a blue streak, implying that the continued violence is more catharsis than practicality.
  • The Japanese Mega Drive game Battle Mania has a hidden intro involving a character jumping up and down on a Super Famicom.


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