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* In the ''Series/{{Shoestring}}'' episode "Nine Tenths of the Law," a girl Eddie is looking for climbs a tree and drops a flowerpot on his head, knocking him out long enough for her father to steal his car keys.

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* It's the first drop gag that you get in ''VideoGame/ToontownOnline'', the toon pulls out a trigger box and when pressed, a flower pot lands on the targeted cog's head, [[InverseLawOfSharpnessAndAccuracy it deals high damage but has low accuracy]]


* In one episode of ''Manga/DetectiveSchoolQ'', this was done to commit murder. [[spoiler: The killer was the wife of the victim, angry over their decaying relationship.]]
* Played very seriously in ''Manga/HonooNoAlpenRose''. [[spoiler: Toulonchamp's spy Anna tries to kill Jeudi by dropping a pot on her head from a second floor window. Jeudi manages to move her head away, but the pot still hits her on her foot.]]

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* In one episode of ''Manga/DetectiveSchoolQ'', this was done to commit murder. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The killer was the wife of the victim, angry over their decaying relationship.]]
* Played very seriously in ''Manga/HonooNoAlpenRose''. [[spoiler: Toulonchamp's [[spoiler:Toulonchamp's spy Anna tries to kill Jeudi by dropping a pot on her head from a second floor window. Jeudi manages to move her head away, but the pot still hits her on her foot.]]



* The ''VideoGame/MentalSeries'' has a plant pot in one of the rooms. [[spoiler: Walter must drop it on a nurse's head to move on]].

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* The ''VideoGame/MentalSeries'' has a plant pot in one of the rooms. [[spoiler: Walter [[spoiler:Walter must drop it on a nurse's head to move on]].



* In the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'', Dante and Randal are climbing up Leonardo Leonardo's building when all of a sudden a flower pot drops in the middle of them. Dante asks "Why are we walking like this?" as the camera angle changes and zooms out, revealing they are just barely there.

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* In the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'', Dante and Randal are shown climbing up the side of Leonardo Leonardo's building via a climbing rope when all of a sudden a flower pot drops in the middle of between them. Dante asks "Why The camera changes angles and zooms out to reveal that they are pulling themselves along a rope on the flat roof of another section of the building.
-->'''Dante:''' Why
are we walking like this?" as the camera angle changes and zooms out, revealing they are just barely there.this?


This is a ZanyCartoon trope used as a less extreme version of AnvilOnHead. Compare PianoDrop.

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This is a ZanyCartoon trope used as a less extreme version of AnvilOnHead. Compare PianoDrop.
PianoDrop, and DropTheWashtub, a Japanese cultural variant.





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* ''Film/TheAvengers1998''. At the beginning of the film. Steed is almost hit by a flowerpot that drops down from a window above him.

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* ''Film/TheAvengers1998''.''Film/{{The Avengers|1998}}'' (1998). At the beginning of the film. Steed is almost hit by a flowerpot that drops down from a window above him.



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* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' has used The homebrew [[http://www.giantitp.com/forums/printthread.php?t=122824 Falling Anvil]] discipline fo'''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons (versions 3.X) includes this in varying degrees, starting with flowerpots, and ranging upwards through anvils, safes, and finally Viking longboats. Of course, it also includes a few times.wide variety of other toon-like attacks and defenses.



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* The homebrew [[http://www.giantitp.com/forums/printthread.php?t=122824 Falling Anvil]] discipline fo'''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons (versions 3.X) includes this in varying degrees, starting with flowerpots, and ranging upwards through anvils, safes, and finally Viking longboats. Of course, it also includes a wide variety of other toon-like attacks and defenses.
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* The homebrew [[http://www.giantitp.com/forums/printthread.php?t=122824 Falling Anvil]] discipline fo'''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons (versions 3.X) includes this in varying degrees, starting with flowerpots, and ranging upwards through anvils, safes, and finally Viking longboats. Of course, it also includes a wide variety of other toon-like attacks and defenses.
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* Every ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode involving "Pinkie Sense" has used this:
** In ''Feeling Pinkie Keen'', when the already horribly-injured Twilight Sparkle is assuring Spike that something is not going to fall, a flowerpot then crashes on her head. [[AnvilOnHead Then an anvil.]] [[SerialEscalation Then a hay wagon]]. ''[[PianoDrop Then a grand piano]]''. They all turned out to have fallen out from a delivery truck that [[TheDitz Derpy Hooves]] was working at. This being [[IronButtMonkey Twilight]], she's fine a few scenes later.
** In ''The Mysterious Mare Do Well'', during TheReveal that [[spoiler:Mare Do Well is some of the Mane 6 teaching Rainbow Dash a lesson]], Pinkie Pie says she [[spoiler: rescued the construction workers]] with her Pinkie Sense. She then detects a falling flowerpot with it, and dashes away to avoid it.
** In ''It's About Time'', when Twilight asks the gypsy Pinkie Pie if she can use her Pinkie Sense to detect what will happen in the future, Pinkie explains that it's only for immediate emergencies. Cue flowerpot to Twilight's head.
-->'''Pinkie:''' Like that. ''[pause]'' [[LampshadeHanging Where did that even come from?]]

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* Every ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode involving the "Pinkie Sense" has used this:
** In ''Feeling "Feeling Pinkie Keen'', Keen", when the already horribly-injured horribly injured Twilight Sparkle is assuring Spike that something is not going to fall, a flowerpot then crashes on her head. [[AnvilOnHead Then an anvil.]] [[SerialEscalation Then a hay wagon]]. ''[[PianoDrop Then a grand piano]]''. They all turned out to have fallen out from a delivery truck that [[TheDitz Derpy Hooves]] was working at. This being [[IronButtMonkey Twilight]], she's fine a few scenes later.
** In ''The "The Mysterious Mare Do Well'', Well", during TheReveal that [[spoiler:Mare Do Well is some of the Mane 6 Six teaching Rainbow Dash a lesson]], Pinkie Pie says she [[spoiler: rescued [[spoiler:rescued the construction workers]] with her Pinkie Sense. She then detects a falling flowerpot with it, and dashes away to avoid it.
** In ''It's "It's About Time'', Time", when Twilight asks the gypsy Pinkie Pie if she can use her Pinkie Sense to detect what will happen in the future, Pinkie explains that it's only for immediate emergencies. Cue flowerpot to Twilight's head.
-->'''Pinkie:''' --->'''Pinkie:''' Like that. ''[pause]'' [[LampshadeHanging Where did that even come from?]]



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* In the ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'' short ''The Spinach Roadster'', Olive accidentally drops a whole mess of flower pots onto Popeye's car, including one on his head.

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* In the ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'' short ''The Spinach Roadster'', Olive accidentally drops a whole mess of flower pots onto Popeye's car, including one on his head.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussycats'': In "A Greenthumb Is Not A Goldfinger", while everyone is running away from the bad guys, Melody gets to the top of a staircase and drops some flower pots. The first one misses and hits Alexander, knocking him silly, but the next two hit two mooks.


* There is a Video Game named ''Crackpots'' where your goal is to drop flower pots to hit the climbing invertebrate.

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* There is a Video Game named ''Crackpots'' where In Creator/{{Activision}}'s UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}} game ''Crackpots'', your goal is to drop flower pots to hit the climbing invertebrate.


* In the WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck cartoon ''WesternAnimation/DonaldsDilemma'', a flowerpot falling on Don's head gives him IdentityAmnesia and a handsome voice, making him think he's a great singer. WesternAnimation/Daisy|Duck}} brings him back to normal by dropping another pot on his head.

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* In the WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck cartoon ''WesternAnimation/DonaldsDilemma'', a flowerpot falling on Don's head gives him IdentityAmnesia and a handsome voice, making him think he's a great singer. WesternAnimation/Daisy|Duck}} WesternAnimation/{{Daisy|Duck}} brings him back to normal by dropping another pot on his head.


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* In the ComicBook/DonaldDuck cartoon "Donald's Dilemma", a flowerpot falling on Don's head gives him IdentityAmnesia and a handsome voice, making him think he's a great singer. Daisy brings him back to normal by dropping another pot on his head.

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* In the ComicBook/DonaldDuck WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck cartoon "Donald's Dilemma", ''WesternAnimation/DonaldsDilemma'', a flowerpot falling on Don's head gives him IdentityAmnesia and a handsome voice, making him think he's a great singer. Daisy WesternAnimation/Daisy|Duck}} brings him back to normal by dropping another pot on his head.



* In the ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} short ''The Spinach Roadster'', Olive accidentally drops a whole mess of flower pots onto Popeye's car, including one on his head.

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* In the ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'' short ''The Spinach Roadster'', Olive accidentally drops a whole mess of flower pots onto Popeye's car, including one on his head.


* Dandelion in ''TheWitcher'' saga was flower-bombed by his current mistress breaking with him, after she threw all his possessions out of the window.

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* Dandelion in ''TheWitcher'' ''Franchise/TheWitcher'' saga was flower-bombed by his current mistress breaking with him, after she threw all his possessions out of the window.


* Oscar relates that this happened to him in the ''TrueJacksonVP'' episode ''The Prototype''.

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* Oscar relates that this happened to him in the ''TrueJacksonVP'' ''Series/TrueJacksonVP'' episode ''The Prototype''."The Prototype".


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-->-- '''Sassy''', ''[[Film/HomewardBoundTheIncredibleJourney Homeward Bound 2: Lost in San Fransisco]]''

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* In ''[[Film/HomewardBoundTheIncredibleJourney Homeward Bound II: Lost In San Francisco]]'', Sassy knocks a flower pot off of a shelf on top of one of the mean stray dogs.

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* In ''[[Film/HomewardBoundTheIncredibleJourney Homeward Bound II: Lost In San Francisco]]'', ''Film/HomewardBoundIILostInSanFrancisco'', Sassy knocks a flower pot off of a shelf on top of one of the mean stray dogs.


* Occasional hazard in the NES game ''VideoGame/UrbanChampion''.

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* Occasional hazard in In the NES game ''VideoGame/UrbanChampion''.''VideoGame/UrbanChampion'', people will drop flower pots from the upstairs windows occasionally. Getting hit with one will stun the victim, allowing his opponent to get in a free hit.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheNeverhood'', [[{{Troll}} Willie Trombone]] drops one on Klaymen's head.

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