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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'': Lori has threatened to turn Lincoln into a "human pretzel" more than once.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': In "My Fair Ed", Kevin ties Edd's hat into a bow and threatens to do the same to his legs if he doesn't keep his friends under control.


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* One ''Thimble Theater'' Sunday stripe had WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}} in a novelty match against a wrestler. Rather than try to overpower the sailor like past foes, the wrestler just picks Popeye up and twists his body into a knot so the sailor can't move, this winning the match.


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* In ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', Nico once tried to cure a zombie epidemic with a very simple spell - "Zombie Not!" - but the Staff of One decided to be a LiteralGenie that day, and thus, instead of curing all of the zombies in range, it turned them into a literal zombie ''knot''.

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* Olive Oyl was naturally prone to this in the ''{{Popeye}}'' cartoons - in one she ends up tied to a tree.
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* Demons in ''ComicBook/CleanRoom'' can reshape flesh of the bodies they possess. One result is breaking all of one man's bones to tie him into one of these as an excruciating execution.

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* In [[Literature/CallahansCrosstimeSaloon Callahan's Lady]], the DumbMuscle gangster Tony Donuts mentions that he once discovered by accident that breaking someone's arms in the right place allows them to be tied into a knot.


* Bull does this to Dan Fielding in an episode of ''Series/NightCourt'' when Dan tries to stop him from leaving Harry's office.

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* Bull does this to Dan Fielding in an episode of ''Series/NightCourt'' when Dan tries to stop him from leaving Harry's office. (Bull told him to move aside or he'd "create the human pretzel", but Dan wouldn't move; to his regret, Bull wasn't bluffing.)

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* Olive Oyl was naturally prone to this in the ''{{Popeye}}'' cartoons - in one she ends up tied to a tree.



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* Lola Bunny leaves Bugs Bunny in a ridiculous knot at the foul line in ''Film/SpaceJam''. Bugs made the mistake of pressing Lola's BerserkButton by calling her "doll."

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* A non-comical example in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'': [[ElongatedMan Ralph Dibny]] knocks out a demon, pumps him full of gingold (a substance that makes a body super-elastic), then ties him up in a giant knot. By the time the demon regains consciousness, the gingold already begins to wear out (with all the nasty consequences of a regular body being tied into a knot), and Ralph offers another portion for the information he needs from the demon.

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* A non-comical example in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'': [[ElongatedMan [[ComicBook/ElongatedMan Ralph Dibny]] knocks out a demon, pumps him full of gingold (a substance that makes a body super-elastic), then ties him up in a giant knot. By the time the demon regains consciousness, the gingold already begins to wear out (with all the nasty consequences of a regular body being tied into a knot), and Ralph offers another portion for the information he needs from the demon.




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* One cover of ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' from 1999 has Wrestling/SteveAustin doing this to Alfred E. Neuman.

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* One cover Happens to ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'' sometimes when Sarge beats him up, on those occasions when Sarge doesn't just leave Bailey lying in a heap on the ground after stomping on him.
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* Lola Bunny leaves Bugs Bunny in a ridiculous knot at the foul line in ''Film/SpaceJam''. Bugs made the mistake
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheTwelveTasksOfAsterix'': Cylindric the German ends up with all his limbs tied into knots via judo.
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* Happens to ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'' sometimes when Sarge beats him up, on those occasions when Sarge doesn't just leave Bailey lying in a heap on the ground after stomping on him.

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* Happens One cover of ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' from 1999 has Wrestling/SteveAustin doing this to ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'' sometimes when Sarge beats him up, on those occasions when Sarge doesn't just leave Bailey lying in a heap on the ground after stomping on him.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Muscle Tough" ("Muscle Tussle"), WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck gets his arms tied up in a bow when he attempts some BarehandedBarBending with a fishing pole.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTwelveTasksOfAsterix'': Cylindric the German ends up with all his limbs tied into knots via judo.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short "Muscle Tough" ''Muscle Tough'' ("Muscle Tussle"), WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck gets his arms tied up in a bow when he attempts some BarehandedBarBending with a fishing pole.
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* "Sabrina and the Groovy Ghoulies" had one: the monster rugby "wound up in a tie". And since the show ran on HurricaneOfPuns, of course cue this trope.



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* Plastic Man sometimes ends up this way too. (In a "Marvel What The" crossover parody, he gets even knot together with Elastic Man.)


* In ''Disney/TheJungleBook'', Kaa (the snake) is tied into a knot.
* Sir Hiss (also a snake) in ''Disney/RobinHood'' is tied in knots and stretched like a rubber band.


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* In ''Anime/DragonballZ'', Goku evades Princess Snake's repeated attacks (in her snake form), resulting in her tying herself into knots.



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* The ''Literature/MatadorSeries'' has Spasm, a chemical that causes every muscle in your body to contract at once, tying you up in knots, [[AndIMustScream and leaves you stuck that way for six months or so]].


* Happens to Taz in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'', courtesy of Rex the Wrecker, just prior to EatTheCamera.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short ''Muscle Tough'', WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck gets his arms tied up in a bow when he attempts some BarehandedBarBending with a fishing pole.

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