: The interrogator smashes the suspect's objects for interrogation.
- Straight: Bob smashes Charlie's cabinet of dishes to make him talk.
- Exaggerated: Bob makes Charlie watch as his house is bulldozed.
- Downplayed: Bob shows up at Charlie's house to interrogate him, and without making any overt threats he shows a casual disregard for his property to make the point that Charlie would be better off once he's got what he wants and left.
- Inverted: Bob kidnaps Charlie and locks him up in his own house until he talks. Charlie retaliates by smashing up anything of Bob's he can get his hands on.
- Subverted: Charlie really isn't Charlie, but Charlie's ex and is happy to let the interrogator destroy Charlie's stuff.
- Double Subverted: ...but then, out comes a gift with a lot of sentimental value, and the ex starts pleading for mercy.
- Parodied: Bob is trying to be the Good Cop, but he Does Not Know His Own Strength and keeps breaking things by accident. Eventually Charlie calls in the Bad Cop and promises to talk if he gets his bull-in-a-china-shop partner out of the house.
- Zig Zagged: Bob is a Torture Technician, and an expert in varying his methods to suit the person in question. Sometimes, smashing their stuff is more effective than threatening violence, but if not he's perfectly willing to perform Cold-Blooded Torture, or simply Break Them by Talking. His famous unpredictability just adds to the terror he inspires.
- Averted: Bob uses more traditional means of interrogation.
- Enforced: Bob needs to interrogate someone, but a hero beating up an innocent wouldn't fly on the show's timeslot.
- Lampshaded: "Oh, well I wasn't going to tell you anything, but now I've seen you're the kind of heartless monster who could bring himself to break some plates, I'm shaking in my boots..."
- Invoked: "You can do what you want to me, but please, oh please don't damage my precious, precious things!"
- Exploited: Though initially appalled, the destruction helps Bob to decide that It's All Junk, and what really matters is the people he loves. This realization makes him all the more determined to protect their secret.
- Defied: Bob's partner Al starts threatening to break stuff, but Bob stops him, insisting that they are professionals with standards, not common thugs.
- Conversed: "Don't you just love it how cops on TV always break people's stuff? Had I tried to pull it off, I would have been sacked."
- Deconstructed: Bob is eventually fired from the police department and even arrested for damaging personal property.
- Reconstructed: Bob makes a point of telling Charlie how illegal his methods are. This quite effectively communicates that he's willing to break the rules, leading Bob to speculate how far he's willing to go, especially if Bob is the only witness to his crimes.
Where's the link back to Interrogation by Vandalism
?! Not talking, huh? *smash*