"Wocketawocketawocketa" is exactly the sound minions make when you shake them like this.
"WHAT KIND OF STUPID NAME IS SHAKEN-UNFAIRLY??"
Falling between the Neck Lift
and Metronomic Man Mashing
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.
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Anime & Manga
- In K-On!'s Beach Episode, 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.
Films — Animation
- Happens repeatedly to Pain and Panic in Disney's Hercules.
- Scar does this to Shenzi in The Lion King.
- The Horned King from The Black Cauldron shakes to The Creeper repeatedly after one of his plans fail.
- In the Discworld novel Guards! Guards!, 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.
- 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 larger and stronger than his subordinates, so the feat of strength is not so surprising.
- In The Hobbit, 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.
- The Legend of Zelda:
- Solid Snake does this to Otacon in the first Metal Gear Solid game while interrogating him about Metal Gear REX, assuming Otacon had full knowledge it was a "nuclear-equipped walking deathmobile" as Snake put it.
- In Girl Genius, after Violetta and Moloch mercilessly tease her about her romantic prospects, Agatha Heterodyne gets upset and violently shakes the both of them together, making "Wocketa wocketa wocketa" sound, while scolding them for their childishness.
- Dave lifts human!Artie 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.