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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/{{Trolls}}'', when Branch throws one at a giant (relative to a troll) spider and hits it in the head, it is only briefly confused and charges him.

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* Averted Downplayed in ''WesternAnimation/{{Trolls}}'', when Branch throws one at a giant (relative to a troll) spider and hits it in the head, it but the spider is only briefly confused and charges him.


* {{Exaggerated}} in ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', where a frying pan is more effective than a sword in a fight, and [[spoiler: becomes the palace guard weapon as a result]]. Bonus points for averting AlwaysFemale even earlier, when Flynn uses it to fight off some guards.
-->'''Flynn''': [[ShoutOut I have got to]] [[Film/IndependenceDay get me one of]] ''[[LethalJokeWeapon these!]]''
** Even ''the horse'' uses this as his main weapon at the end

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* {{Exaggerated}} in ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', where ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''. Rapunzel uses a frying pan as her weapon; AlwaysFemale is more effective than a sword in a fight, averted when Flynn starts to use it as well, to fight off some guards. Then Maximus, the ''horse'', uses it as well... and in the end it even [[spoiler: becomes the palace guard weapon as a result]]. Bonus points for averting AlwaysFemale even earlier, when Flynn uses it to fight off some guards.
-->'''Flynn''':
entire Royal Guard's weapon-of-choice]].
-->'''Flynn:'''
[[ShoutOut I have got to]] got]] to [[Film/IndependenceDay get me one of]] ''[[LethalJokeWeapon these!]]''
** Even ''the horse'' uses this as his main weapon at the end
these!]]''

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* In ''Manga/DeliciousInDungeon'', a RunningGag on the volume covers is the main cast using cooking implements as weapons. On the cover of the first volume Laios is using a frying pan.


* This was [[InfinityPlusOneSword the best weapon]] for Peach in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG''. She also uses it in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee'' and ''Brawl''. It make a [[MostWonderfulSound hilariously satisfying]] ''whang!'' sound when it connects, too.

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* This was [[InfinityPlusOneSword the best weapon]] for Peach in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG''. She also uses it in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee'' and ''Brawl''. It make a [[MostWonderfulSound [[SugarWiki/MostWonderfulSound hilariously satisfying]] ''whang!'' sound when it connects, too.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Disenchantment}}:'' A pair of hillbillies try to roast King Zog and Prince Derek in a giant skillet, which gives the later a massive phobia of skillets. They also manage to subdue Bean, Elfo and Luci with a regular frying pan, and are as surprised as anyone else.
-->''You know, when we bought the set, I never thought the little 'uns would come in handy...''

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* In ''Series/FaerieTaleTheatre'' 's take on "The Three Little Pigs," this is how Tina Pig helps defeat Buck Wolf when he slides down the chimney of Larry Pig's brick house.

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* In ''Film/{{Spy}}'', a fight in a kitchen [[ImprovisedWeapon predictably]] involves one. It's one of the more effective objects used. Others include a dishcloth and (yes, plural) ''baguettes''.


* 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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