Playing With / Don't Make Me Take My Belt Off

Basic Trope: Spanking a kid with a belt.
  • Straight: Al whips Bob with a belt whenever he rebels.
  • Exaggerated:
  • Downplayed: Al whips Bob as a last resort.
  • Justified:
    • Al figures that Corporal Punishment is the best way to keep Bob on the straight and narrow.
    • Al's parents had done the same thing to him when he was a child, and believes if he turned out okay after all of that, so can Bob.
    • Al firmly believes that Misery Builds Character.
  • Inverted:
    • Bob takes out Al's belt and whips himself.
    • Bob whips Al with a belt.
  • Subverted: It appears that Bob hasn't done anything wrong although he think he did and got nervous when Al shouts "where's my belt!" He is then relieved when Al was looking for it to fasten his pants.
  • Double Subverted: He then sees Bob and whips him for no apparent reason.
  • Parodied:
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Al doesn't whip Bob with a belt.
  • Enforced: The writer wants to show how Al is a strict or abusive parent.
  • Lampshaded: "This is hurting me more than it's hurting you!"
  • Invoked: Bob appears to love being whipped by Al and rebels as much as he can to receive them.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Al only resorts to less severe punishments for Bob.
  • Discussed: "I know Bob was being naughty, but there's no need for Al to whip him."
  • Conversed: "After watching the Al/Bob scene, I'm glad my parents never gave me a whipping."
  • Deconstructed:
    • The whippings Bob receives has made him resentful towards Al for the remainder of his life and when he becomes an adult, he cuts ties with him.
    • Al becomes gradually abusive after frequently whipping Bob.
    • Bob becomes more rebellious the more he is whipped by Al.
  • Played For Laughs: Al whipping Bob with a belt was a main aspect of Bob's Hilariously Abusive Childhood.
  • Played For Drama: Al whips Bob so hard that Lisa, Bob's mother, calls out Al for being too hard on him.


If you don't go back to the main page, I'll take off my belt and whoop your behind!
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