Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Main / CutleryEscapeAid

Go To



* In ''VideoGame/PoliceQuest Police Quest II: The Vengeance'', Jessie Bains escaped from prison using a makeshift knife and taken a correctional officer hostage.

to:

* In ''VideoGame/PoliceQuest ''[[VideoGame/PoliceQuest Police Quest II: The Vengeance'', Vengeance]]'', Jessie Bains escaped from prison using a makeshift knife and taken a correctional officer hostage.


* In ''Film/ShanghaiNoon'', Roy is left stranded in a desert buried from the [[SandNecktie neck down]]. Chon gives him a pair of chopsticks to excavate himself out with his mouth and who later is freed offscreen.


Added DiffLines:

* In ''VideoGame/PoliceQuest Police Quest II: The Vengeance'', Jessie Bains escaped from prison using a makeshift knife and taken a correctional officer hostage.


* In ''Film/ShanghaiNoon'', Roy is left stranded in a desert buried from the [[SandNecktie neck down]]. Chon gives him a pair of chopsticks to excavate himself out with his mouth and freed himself later offscreen.

to:

* In ''Film/ShanghaiNoon'', Roy is left stranded in a desert buried from the [[SandNecktie neck down]]. Chon gives him a pair of chopsticks to excavate himself out with his mouth and who later is freed himself later offscreen.

Added DiffLines:

* In ''Film/ShanghaiNoon'', Roy is left stranded in a desert buried from the [[SandNecktie neck down]]. Chon gives him a pair of chopsticks to excavate himself out with his mouth and freed himself later offscreen.

Added DiffLines:

** Also from Tom Waits, "Fish in the Jailhouse" offers a variant, where a prisoner boasts that he can pick his lock and escape, using not the utensil but the scraps from the meal itself.
-->Peoria Johnson told Dudlow Joe\\
"I can break out of any old jail, you know\\
The bars are iron, the walls are stone\\
All I need me is an old fishbone\\
They're servin' fish in the jailhouse tonight\\
Oh boy\\
Alright"

Added DiffLines:

* In ''Film/{{Mercenaries}}'', Elise grabs the knife that arrived with her food and uses it to hold Ulrika hostage and threatens to kill her unless the guards let her go. It fails because Ulrika calls her bluff and Elise does not have the nerve to actually kill her.

Added DiffLines:

* ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'': Sausage Head, one of the prisoners at the "special prison", is secretly digging an escape tunnel using a spoon. At a few points, Sissel needs his unwitting help to get where he's supposed to be.


[[quoteright:350:[[VideoGame/{{Archeage}} https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/prison_break.jpg]]]]

to:

[[quoteright:350:[[VideoGame/{{Archeage}} https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/prison_break.jpg]]]]
png]]]]

Added DiffLines:

* In ''ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures'' #14, the Ventriloquist tunnels his way out of Arkham Asylum with a spoon. Almost. His tunnel emerges a few feet short of the gate and Scarface berates him for his stupidity.


Compare SinisterShiv, MacGyvering.

to:

Compare ConvenientlyPlacedSharpThing, SinisterShiv, MacGyvering.

Added DiffLines:

* Inverted in ''Series/TheFlash2014''. Eobard Thawne, Reverse-Flash, who is being held captive in the future, has to ''get rid'' of an object in order to break free. Said object is a power-dampening dagger, which Thawne needs the heroes to destroy in the past. Ultimately, they do destroy it, and Reverse-Flash breaks out.


Cutlery Escape Aid is when a captive attempts to steal an eating utensil to use as a weapon or otherwise aid in their escape. This is one of the things a hero might attempt during a NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine scene.

to:

Cutlery Escape Aid is when a captive attempts to steal an eating utensil to use as a weapon or otherwise aid in their escape. This is one of the things a hero might attempt during a NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine scene.
scene. May be delivered by means of a JailBake.


Added DiffLines:

* ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'': The Daltons are forever breaking out of prison by digging tunnels with their spoons. Being the Daltons, they ''each'' dig a tunnel, which doesn't make them any less able to outwit the wardens.

Added DiffLines:

* ''Series/{{Whiplash}}'': In "The Other Side of the Swan", Cobb is being held prisoner in an attic. He uses the knife from his breakfast to wedge the door lock shut and keep his captors out while he jimmies the window lock open with the fork.

Added DiffLines:

* ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'': Parodied in the ''ComicStrip/USAcres'' segment, "The Discount of Monte Cristo"; Orson attempts to tell the story of ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo'' with him in the role of Edmond Dantes, but his cousin, Aloysius, is hired to keep him from going over the show's budget. In the scene where Edmond uses a spoon he had taken from his dinner tray to dig a tunnel out of his prison cell, only to reach no father than the cell next door, Orson discovers that [[CuttingCorners the background for the cell next door is the exact same one from the previous scene]]. Aloysius informs him that he's using the same background because it saves money that way.


* On the Creator/TexAvery cartoon ''WesternAnimation/{{Cellbound}}'', a prisoner uses a spoon to dig his way out, taking him twenty years to do so.

to:

* On the Creator/TexAvery cartoon ''WesternAnimation/{{Cellbound}}'', a ''WesternAnimation/{{Cellbound}}'': A prisoner uses a spoon to dig his way out, taking him twenty years to do so.so.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Centaurworld}}'': In "[[Recap/CentaurworldS1E6HolesPart2 Holes, Part 2]]", while the others defend themselves in the trial, Glendale spends the second half of the episode painstakingly digging herself out of prison with a spoon.

Showing 15 edit(s) of 70

Top