An innocent bystander is enjoying a day at the beach without a care in the world. Suddenly, you feel searing pain as you scream in great pain and agony, sometimes even [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl screaming like a little girl]]. You then discover that a crab pinched you either on the [[{{Fingore}} finger]], [[AgonyOfTheFeet foot]], [[GroinAttack groin]], [[ButtBiter rear]], or any other body part. If this happens to a sexy woman, expect someone, somewhere, to be [[NeverHeardThatOneBefore unable to refrain]] from making the [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar "she's got crabs" double entendre]].

Oftentimes when you're at a beach or river or any body of water, you get pinched by a crab, a lobster, or any kind of pincered crustacean. It is even more painful when it happens in RealLife... God forbid.

Subtrope of AmusingInjuries.



* [[ This]] Bud Light commercial.

[[folder:Anime And Manga]]
* Happens to JP in ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'' in the BeachEpisode.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Ash Ketchum fell victim to this trope with Krabby in one of the earlier episodes, before catching it.
** And in a later episode May's brother, Max, gets pinched in the butt by a Corphish that may or may not be the one Ash catches in a future episode.
* In the BeachEpisode of ''Anime/ZoidsNewCentury'', one of the pilots, Jamie, falls victim to a BeachBury, and had his nose nipped by a very opportunistic sand crab!
* In the BeachEpisode of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', Yachiru uses a crab to pinch Ikkaku's butt after he ends up buried under a mound of sand.
* Commonly in ''Franchise/{{Anpanman}}'', if a character dunks their head into the river, a crayfish will pinch them on the nose. An unfortunate example happened to Baikinman in an edutainment special: he dunked his head into the lake to ease the pain of getting stung by a bee on his nose...and gets pinched as soon as the bee sting had healed!

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Hawthorne did this lots of times to the hairless beach apes in ''ComicStrip/ShermansLagoon''.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* The Genie in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' briefly gets pinched by a crab that looks suspiciously like [[Disney/{{The Little Mermaid}} Sebastian]].
* In ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', the original Sebastian pinches Louie in the nose to keep from being eaten. He also mimes doing this when King Triton asks him to make sure that Ariel didn't get into any trouble, suggesting that he wasn't above doing it to Ariel if necessary.
* In ''Disney/{{Fantasia 2000}}'', WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck is pinched by a whole mess of crabs.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Happens to Chance in ''Film/HomewardBoundTheIncredibleJourney'' while trying to catch fish, except with a crawdad.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/NipAndTuck''. After a HumiliationConga involving enduring multiple bites from [[ fire ants in the root cellar]], [[ grabbing a branch]], only to find [[BeeAfraid a bee's nest on the other end of it]], [[NakedPeopleAreFunny streaked past]] Thelma as she [[ snapped a photo of a vase]], [[ Tuck dives into a shallow part of the swamp to escape the bees]]. Unfortunately, Tuck found out the hard way that there were crawdads in it!
-->'''Nip:''' An' '''''that's''''' how Tuck found th' new crawdad hole...

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Happens to Pluto in the WesternAnimation/{{Classic Disney Short|s}} ''Hawaiian Holiday''.
* A crab goes after both WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry in ''Salt Water Tabby''.
* The ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' episode "Maine Course" had Jon receive a lobster from a seafood company. The minute the lobster is released, he promptly pinches Jon, Garfield, and Odie. When they've successfully had the lobster subdued, they realize, however, that they don't have the heart to cook him. Instead, they [[spoiler: keep him as a pet and name him [[MeaningfulName Therm]]. After that, however, they have to take him back to his natural habitat after discovering that he was very sick]].
* Creator/HannaBarbera's ''Moby Dick''. In the episode "The Crab Creatures", Moby has his tail pinched by a GiantEnemyCrab under the title creatures' control.
* Rolf from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' is at one point set upon by lobsters that were running loose in his garden (long story), and positively flips out.
-->'''Rolf:''' Scourge of the sea, release Rolf! Nana, find the pliers!!
* In ''Deputy Droopy'', Creator/TexAvery's last Droopy cartoon, a pair of crooks are constantly thwarted by Droopy inflicting pain on them when they're trying to be silent -- at one point, a crook sits in a chair where a strategically placed lobster repeatedly snaps into him with a sound effect like heavy-duty shears.
* [[{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}} Dr. Zoidberg]] rarely uses his pinchers defensively, but he does chop off Fry's arm in "Why Must I Be A Crustacean In Love", cuts Bender's legs at the feet on "Anthology Of Interest I", and literally disarms robot gangster Clamps in "Silence Of The Clamps".
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' had Alvin putting a crab down Britney's swimsuit.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther'': One cartoon has a crab disrupt Pink's fishing trip.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** An episode has Homer deciding to keep a lobster he fattened up, whom he names Mr. Pinchy. (Later, when he accidentally cooks Pinchy while giving him a warm bath, [[BlackComedy he sobs in anguish while repeatedly eating him]].) At one point, Mr. Pinchy snaps Marge on the nose.
** An animated commercial for the Butterfinger candy bar featuring the Simpson family has Homer trying to steal Bart's Butterfinger at the beach, but then suffers this trope repeatedly after hysterically screaming [[CaptainObvious "Crabs!"]]
* This is one of several problems that arises in the ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTalesInTheHouse'' episode "Sorry, We're Closed Today", in which Larry the Cucumber and Jerry Gourd, after getting into an argument, end up knocking over a lobster tank during a scuffle before the two end up getting pinched by the lobsters that were kept in the tank. Later, during the "Cooperation" song, Larry ends up getting pinched by one of the lobsters again, before Jimmy Gourd is able to remove the lobster.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'', Arthur, the Tick, and [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Sewer Urchin]] must venture into [[AbsurdlySpaciousSewer the sewers of The City]]. One of the hazards they encounter there are sewer lobsters; fortunately, they can be repelled with lemons and butter.