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[[caption-width-right:250:"[[DeadpanSnarker I feel like I'm being bullied out of my lunch money".]]]]

A situation where a man (and it [[AlwaysMale almost always is a man]]) is dragged off or restrained by his necktie, which serves as a sort of "leash" for whoever's holding it. The one holding it is almost always a woman, and this trope can be seen as the visual equivalent of "pussy whipped", possibly serving as a visual cue for a HenpeckedHusband or MistressAndServantBoy. It's also a way of suggesting that some major league smooching (or beyond) is going to occur later off screen.

Obviously, a tie serves as a handy holding strap for anyone to grab—but of course, Freudian psychologists are prompt to note that a full cravat is a [[http://www.answers.com/topic/phallic-symbol-1 phallic symbol]]—hence women using them to lead their men around.

This trope is usually used to indicate who has the control in a relationship and is almost always PlayedForLaughs, though very rarely you'll [[DoubleStandard ever see it happen]] with a man holding a woman like this and have it be seen as funny. Also, [[ComicallyMissingThePoint women don't wear neckties as much]].


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In Chapter 233 of ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', Sato does this to Takagi [[RipVanTinkle as she demands him to tell her]] [[PottyEmergency where the nearest restroom is.]]
* In the first chronological episode of ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', Kyon is dragged off in this fashion by Haruhi, quickly establishing who's in charge of their [[OddCouple strange friendship]].
** Again, midway through the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBS0AGgGTnQ second OP]], with a [[UnsoundEffect bold tug]].
** In the novels she usually pulls him along arm in arm instead.
* A male-on-male example occurs in ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'', when [[YaoiFangirl Ogiue]] draws a hardcore {{Yaoi}} doujinshi inspired by an incident with Madarame, who had been out searching for jobs, in preparation for his upcoming graduation, and was wearing a full suit and tie. Sasahara comes by the club room while Madarame is taking a break, and it's just the two of them. They have a conversation about job-hunting, and Madarame mentions that he bought the tie off the bargain rack. Sasahara takes the end of the tie and bends in for a closer look—and at that exact moment, Ogiue walks in. [[InnocentInnuendo It's a completely innocent situation]], but just for a moment, it looks like something out of a [[YaoiGenre yaoi manga]], and Ogiue's imagination immediately begins running wild.
* A non-romantic and non-funny example occurs in ''Anime/{{Noir}}'', when Kirika breaks a man's neck by flipping him over a beam while holding his tie. It's not pretty. But it's unbelievably '''AWESOME'''.
* Ryoko torments her subordinate this way in ''Literature/TheCaseFilesOfYakushijiRyoko'', showing that he is basically her slave-boy. Monami, [[spoiler:Ryoko's clone]] loves doing this to him as well, to the point that he once had to sleep in her bed because she fell asleep still holding it.
* In the first episode of ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'', a thug gets the bright idea to grab Giuseppe by the tie and threaten him. [[TykeBomb Henrietta]] is standing right there and is ''not happy'' with this arrangement. Long story short, all the thugs end up dead.
* In the third volume of the yaoi manga ''Manga/UnderGrandHotel'' Swordfish does this to Sen.
* In Chapter 37 of ''Manga/KaichouWaMaidSama'', Usui proposes a round of the Pocky Game when Misaki asks him for something. Eventually, she complies, and ends up pulling him in for a kiss by his tie.
** Another example from the same series was when Misaki grabbed Kuuga to threaten him into stopping flirting with her and leading Sakura on.
* Another male-on-male version: in an ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' strip, Norway strangles Denmark with his own tie.
* In ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}'', after Takagi says that he's confident Yakusa North High will be begging for him to attend in spite of his being suspended for punching Ishizawa, his girlfriend Miyoshi does this to Mashiro, who's walking alongside her, and tells him that she likes him because he says things like that.
* In the manga for ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'', Subaru, in response to people still judging her and Teana as the "airheaded pair," says that if they continue to do well, people will change their minds. Teana, irritated, grabs Subaru's necktie, pulls her in and reminds her that it's her fault they got that reputation.
* Done to Sanji of ''OnePiece'' in a pre-violent way. After admitting that he can't beat Kalifa because he WouldntHitAGirl, the CP 9 agent does this before kicking him off the balcony of her room. The entire time she's mocking him for being too weak for overcoming his moral issues. There was a ''lot'' of freudian undertones there.
* Tsuboi-sensei of ''Manga/ImoutoWaShishunki'' gets help tying his tie from the wrong teacher and winds up with an [[http://www.batoto.net/read/_/164250/imouto-wa-shishunki_v2_ch4_by_4-koma-scans/5 actual leash]]
* In episode 7 of ''Anime/SayILoveYou,'' Mei uses this to kiss Yamato.
* In ''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun'', the usual roles are gender-flipped with Hori frequently depicted as dragging around Kashima by [[{{Bifauxnen}} her]] necktie. The fourth volume cover also features a more traditional version, with Seo doing so with Waka.
* In ''LoveLiveSunshine'', StudentCouncilPresident Dia pulls Mari, the school director (who is also a student), toward her by her neckerchief when Mari [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny entertains a distraction]]. It's an unconventional example where neither party is a guy, and while Dia's personality is more forceful than Mari's, the puller doesn't actually have any power over the pull-ee.
* In ''Anime/YuriOnIce'', there's a male-on-male example when Yuri grabs the tie of his coach Victor in episode 8. Considering the two officially had a RelationshipUpgrade the previous episode the symbolism is obvious and is quite surprising coming from [[ShrinkingViolet Yuri]].

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'', Haruhi does this regularly, so much so that Kyon once counters by pulling her out of class by her neckerchief.
* In ''The Rebel and the Chosen'', Tonks uses this technique to pull Harry into a {{Stock Kiss|es}}.
* A number of ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' shipfic writers pick up and run with the poster scene of Judy pulling Nick by the tie. Very rarely does it happen when he's in the role of uncooperative helper or suspect, though.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* Shows up briefly in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''. During the GoodTimesMontage, there is a shot of Helen Parr dragging Bob back into the house by his tie. And since he has SuperStrength and appears to outweigh her by about 200 pounds, this would be the aforementioned FetishFuel usage.
* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' and ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2''. While Woody does have a neckerchief on, Bo Peep uses her shepherd's crook to drag Woody along.
* During the song "Topsy Turvy" from ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', during her dance Esmeralda runs up to Frollo, pulls him toward her face with her scarf, and kisses him.
* A ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' movie poster and the scene that plays during the menu on the Blu-ray show Judy doing this to Nick, although the only one to do this to him in the movie proper is Finnick, and only very briefly.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', Bane uses a man's necktie to whip him around the stock market floor before he knocks him unconscious. As with many things in ''The Dark Knight Trilogy'', this is not played for laughs.
* A man is dragged off by a dancer in this fashion in ''Film/CharlieWilsonsWar'', with the heavy implication that they have sex later.
* Jessica Rabbit does this to Eddie Valient during her introduction number in the Ink and Paint club in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''.
* The poster of the movie ''Film/PrettyWoman'' feature Julia Roberts's character doing this to Richard Gere's.
* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', a [[SexySecretary military secretary]] does this to Steve when she attempts to seduce him. It kind of works too, at least up until his LoveInterest walks in on the two.
* Tina Carlyle compliments Stanely Ipkiss' tie when they first meet in ''Film/TheMask'', pulling and stroking it suggestively. He responds that "it's a power tie. It's supposed to make me feel... powerful," while his body language reveals that at the moment, intimidated by her sexuality, he's feeling anything but.
* Michelle performing this on Jesse at the end of ''Film/Bound2015'' is meant to represent the shift of power between them.
* In ''Film/ThankYouForSmoking'', Nick arrives in front of Heather's door and knocks. She opens up and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XWP-OkejAU pulls him in by the necktie]]. A WallBangHer scene ensues.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* In ''Series/PushingDaisies'' Ned resurrects Chuck who has been placed in her coffin and Chuck (whose previous memory was of being strangled with a plastic sack) reacts by grabbing his tie and pulling him forward, causing him to hit his head on the coffin lid.
* In an episode ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', people keep trying to grab Coach by his tie when he tells them he invited Diane back to Cheers - but he's wearing a clip-on, so it just comes right off! Eventually, Coach grabs his own tie and throws it to the floor.
* In an episode of ''Series/OpenAllHours'', David Jason's character gets suddenly pulled into a house by a woman.
* In a rare male-male example, the ''Series/{{Bones}}'' episode "The Man in the Cell" has a very annoyed Booth grab Zach Addy's tie and lead him out of an examination room.
* In ''Series/StargateSG1'' Vala does this Cam's old friend Darrell when he asks her if she wants refreshment. "It's flammable!"
* CJ often kisses Danny using this in ''Series/TheWestWing''.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': [[FieryRedhead Amy Pond]] does this ''repeatedly'' to the Eleventh Doctor while he's still wearing Ten's outfit, including locking it in a car door to get information out of him. This is one of the many reasons the Doctor switches to a bow tie.
* On ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', Marcy did this to Jefferson when they were [[CrowningMomentOfFunny role-playing as Al and Peggy.]]
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'' - another man on man example. Blaine tugs Kurt up onto the stage by his tie during "Love Shack".
** And then Kurt does it to Blaine a year later to drag him into a hotel room [[spoiler: where they had sex despite technically having broken up]].
* In a skit from ''Series/TheBennyHillShow'', a drunk Benny is at a party chatting up a beautiful woman.
-->'''Woman:''' You look just like my third husband.\\
'''Benny:''' How many husbands have you had?\\
'''Woman:''' Two!\\
''(and the woman drags Benny off by his necktie)''

* In ''Literature/SiliconWolfpack'', [[IKnowKarate Mark]] and Epsilon each try this during the course of their fight. They are ''both'' [[GenreSavvy wearing clip-ons]].
* In ''Literature/TheLongDarkTeatimeOfTheSoul'', Kate uses this trope on Dirk when she's chewing him out for following her and running into her car. He eventually gets tired of this, and defies it by taking off his tie and handing it to her.


* Music/BritneySpears does this to a middle-aged man in her 'Toxic' video.
* The main male character in ZZ Top's 'Sharp Dressed Man' video gets this.
* Music/{{Vocaloid}}: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjkYVU8IahE Trickery⇔Casino / Cheating⇔Casino]] has Len being pulled close to Rin by his scarf.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Has happened more than once to I.R.S.
* Became [[TakeThat very popular]] in USA promotions after Wrestling/BryanDanielson was fired by Wrestling/{{WWE}} for choking Justin Roberts with at tie.

* In the highly {{Narm}}tastic ''{{Superman}}'' musical ''It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman'', SassySecretary Sydney does this to Clark Kent in the song "You've Got Possibilities".

[[folder:Video Games]]
* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' where some characters look like they are doing this to Donkey Kong when they grab him, through careful placing of their models.
* In ''VideoGame/TraumaTeam'', this seems to be Naomi's favorite way of getting Little Guy's attention.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* {{ComicBook/Huntress}} does this to ComicBook/TheQuestion in the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode "Double Date", when it's heavily implied that they have sex offscreen.

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWqFaGwNCMU This Victor Borge comedy routine]], involving a rather...interesting signal to turn the page of Borge's sheet music.
* Part of WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd vs. WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic Final Battle involved the Nerd grabbing the Critic's tie in order to beat him up (about 15 seconds in [[http://www.cinemassacre.com/new/?p=372 here]]).
** And according to [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]], [[spoiler:it's always good to have something to hold onto when you ride the pony.]]
** And in fic, the amount of times that tie has been grabbed, pulled or been used as some kind of bondage has got to be far in the double-digits by now.
** Once again involving Spoony, during ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'' episode 3 he briefly grabs Chris Larios' tie, but doesn't hold on for long or really pull.
** WebVideo/ObscurusLupa joins in on the fun in ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights''. She's done it twice so far.
** It also got pulled quite a bit when he was a tied to a chair hostage in a Game Heroes kidnapping promo. Considering they had a gun at his head and he was already scared out of his mind, it's safe to say they were just doing it for the dominance factor.
* [[http://www.dotchan.com/gallery/details.php?image_id=1341&mode=search This]] piece of ''Webcomic/CultureShock'' fanart.
* Police uniforms ''never'' include "real" ties (clip-on, if any) in order to prevent this or worse. (The same goes for many jobs that involve a risk of dealing with "difficult" people, i.e. angry drunks)
** This is also true for ties and id-cards worn by people in security firms.
*** Que the often heard heard: "Stop removing my tie!" From the Beefeaters in front of the Royal palace.
** Same goes for people in places where they operate heavy machinery (admittedly, these guys don't usually wear ties, but there is always some manager that decides to visit wearing a three piece suit.)