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* Chris ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland Total Drama World Tour]]'' hits Owen over the head with one in the first episode when he freaks due to his fear of flying.

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* Chris ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Total Drama World Tour]]'' hits Owen over the head with one in the first episode when he freaks due to his fear of flying.


It should be mentioned that frying-pans-as-weapons are usually wielded by females, although the occasional '''''male''''' chef may be found using it.

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It should be mentioned that frying-pans-as-weapons are usually wielded by females, although females. If a man is wielding one, then he is most likely a ChefOfIron, and the occasional '''''male''''' chef may be found using it.
pan is just one of the many kitchen-themed weapons in his arsenal.


* In ''Film/SherlockHolmes'', Dr. Watson bashes a thug over the head with the chemical laboratory equivalent of a frying pan.

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* In ''Film/SherlockHolmes'', ''FilmFilm/SherlockHolmes2009'', Dr. Watson bashes a thug over the head with the chemical laboratory equivalent of a frying pan.

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The frying pan may also be considered or used as an impervious shield, but it would likely need to made from Phlebotinum in order to really resit to most kinetic damage.

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* In ''Film/{{Sunset}}'', Cheryl hits Captain Blackworth in the face with a frying pan in the kitchen of the Kit Kat Club, breaking his nose and blackening his eyes.


[[TruthInTelevision There is actually some truth to this,]] as unlike many other [[ImprobableWeaponUser Improbable Weapons]], a frying pan (particularly if it was recently used) can actually make a decent weapon, as well as cause quite a bit of damage (especially if it was recently used). One can assume that getting hit over the head with a slab of iron weighing five to ten pounds (or more) would cause a concussion at the very least. Indeed, the noble frying pan is a worthy melee weapon.

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Frying pans. They're great for frying bacon, but equally good for bashing stuff. [[TruthInTelevision There is actually some truth to this,]] as unlike many other [[ImprobableWeaponUser Improbable Weapons]], a frying pan (particularly if it was recently used) can actually make a decent weapon, as well as cause quite a bit of damage (especially if it was recently used). One can assume that getting hit over the head with a slab of iron weighing five to ten pounds (or more) would cause a concussion at the very least. Indeed, the noble frying pan is a worthy melee weapon.

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** Exaggerated in Episode 59, where Bad Kaeloo uses a giant frying pan to hit [[RoguesGallery Stumpy, Mr. Cat, Pretty and Olaf]] on their heads at the same time.

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* In reference to the Dragonlance novels, several editions of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' had rules for using frying pans as weapons.

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* ''Series/PerryMason'': In the episode ''"The Case of the Bogus Buccaneer"'', a pregnant wife of a murder suspect is threatened by a man, claiming her husband owes him a lot of money. Della Street comes to her rescue by knocking him out with a handy skillet!


Unlike many other [[ImprobableWeaponUser Improbable Weapons]], the frying pan could actually cause quite a bit of damage. One can assume that getting hit over the head with a slab of iron weighing five to ten pounds would at least cause a concussion. Indeed, the noble frying pan is a worthy melee weapon.

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Unlike [[TruthInTelevision There is actually some truth to this,]] as unlike many other [[ImprobableWeaponUser Improbable Weapons]], the a frying pan could (particularly if it was recently used) can actually make a decent weapon, as well as cause quite a bit of damage. damage (especially if it was recently used). One can assume that getting hit over the head with a slab of iron weighing five to ten pounds (or more) would at least cause a concussion.concussion at the very least. Indeed, the noble frying pan is a worthy melee weapon.



TruthInTelevision, as when wielded and used properly, a frying pan is an effective defensive weapon, and has been used by some people to knock out an intruder.


* In the Archie Comics' version of TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987, Master Splinter and April O'Neil fend of Baxter Stockman's robotic rat-catchers: Splinter with his cane and April with her skillet.

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* In the Archie Comics' version of TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987, ''ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesAdventures'', Master Splinter and April O'Neil fend of Baxter Stockman's robotic rat-catchers: Splinter with his cane and April with her skillet.


* Gender-inverted from the usual version in ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. Root is guarding the VictimOfTheWeek in his apartment when a Vigilance hit team attacks. Instead of hitting them with the pan, she uses it to cook up some field-improvised tear gas. Later John Reese gets hold of the pan and uses it in the traditional way to knock out the Vigilance mooks.

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* Gender-inverted from the usual version A GenderInvertedTrope in ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. Root is guarding the VictimOfTheWeek in his apartment when a Vigilance hit team attacks. Instead of hitting them with the pan, she uses it to cook up some field-improvised tear gas. Later John Reese gets hold of the pan and uses it in the traditional way to knock out the Vigilance mooks.


* In ''TheSimpsons'' Halloween Special Segment "Survival of the Fattest", Marge knocks out Mr. Burns and Smithers just before they kill Homer.

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* In ''TheSimpsons'' Halloween Special Segment "Survival of ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland'', if Guybrush goes to the Fattest", Marge knocks out Mr. Burns chicken shop after being [[TarAndFeathers tarred and Smithers just before they kill Homer. feathered]], Blondebeard will mistake him for "El Pollo Diablo" and clobber him with a frying pan. Fortunately, this leads to Guybrush getting smuggled onto the Sea Monkey, which is where he needs to be.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Bunnicula}}'' episode "Curse of the Were-dude", [[HumanityEnsues Chester becomes human]] thanks to the being bitten by Patches the Were-dude. Chester initially thinks it's great since he can do human things. Then he tries to go home. Mina greets Chester with a frying pan to the face, understandably freaked out by a strange man trying to sneak into her house via the pet door.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Bunnicula}}'' episode "Curse of the Were-dude", [[HumanityEnsues Chester becomes human]] thanks to the being bitten by Patches the Were-dude. Chester initially thinks it's great since he can do human things. Then he tries to go home. Mina greets Chester with a frying pan to the face, understandably freaked out by a strange man trying to sneak into her house via the pet door.


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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' Halloween Special Segment "Survival of the Fattest", Marge knocks out Mr. Burns and Smithers just before they kill Homer.


-->'''Flynn''': [[ShoutOut I have got to]] [[IndependenceDay get me one of]] ''[[LethalJokeWeapon these!]]''

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-->'''Flynn''': [[ShoutOut I have got to]] [[IndependenceDay [[Film/IndependenceDay get me one of]] ''[[LethalJokeWeapon these!]]''


* On ''Series/{{Friends}}'' Chandler and Joey prepare for the arrival of Joey's StalkerWithACrush. Joey grabs a heavy frying pan. Chandler balks at this, suggesting a back-up plan "in case she isn't a cartoon!"

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* On ''Series/{{Friends}}'' ''Series/{{Friends}}'':
** When
Chandler and Joey prepare for the arrival of Joey's StalkerWithACrush. StalkerWithACrush, Joey grabs a heavy frying pan. Chandler balks at this, suggesting a back-up plan "in case she isn't a cartoon!"

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