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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheCareBearsNutcracker'', the Care Bears do it to reach a walnut containing a ring that's on top of a Christmas tree. Their order from top to bottom: Tender Heart, Brave Heart, Funshine, Grumpy, Lotsa Heart.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheCareBearsNutcracker'', ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsNutcrackerSuite'', the Care Bears do it to reach a walnut containing a ring that's on top of a Christmas tree. Their order from top to bottom: Tender Heart, Brave Heart, Funshine, Grumpy, Lotsa Heart.


* In chapter 2 of ''ComicBook/SimonSaysNaziHunter'', Simon has Bruno stand on a garbage can, and then stands on Bruno's shoulders so he can see over a fence at who he suspects to be Nazis. Said plan works [[YourDirtyRat until a rat comes along]].

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* In chapter 2 of ''ComicBook/SimonSaysNaziHunter'', Simon has Bruno stand on a garbage can, and then stands on Bruno's shoulders so he can see over a fence at who he suspects to be Nazis. Said plan works [[YourDirtyRat [[YouDirtyRat until a rat comes along]].



* In ''WesternAnimatioin/TheCareBearsNutcracker, the Care Bears do it to reach a walnut containing a ring that's on top of a Christmas tree. Their order from top to bottom: Tender Heart, Brave Heart, Funshine, Grumpy, Lotsa Heart.

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* In ''WesternAnimatioin/TheCareBearsNutcracker, ''WesternAnimation/TheCareBearsNutcracker'', the Care Bears do it to reach a walnut containing a ring that's on top of a Christmas tree. Their order from top to bottom: Tender Heart, Brave Heart, Funshine, Grumpy, Lotsa Heart.



* Taller wrestlers such as Wrestling/TheBigShow or TheGreatKhali have let Wrestling/{{Rey Mysterio|Jr}} stand on their shoulders to give more elevation to his [[BellyFlopCrushing splashes]].

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* Taller wrestlers such as Wrestling/TheBigShow or TheGreatKhali Wrestling/TheGreatKhali have let Wrestling/{{Rey Mysterio|Jr}} stand on their shoulders to give more elevation to his [[BellyFlopCrushing splashes]].

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* Near the end of ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory4'', the toys (except for Buzz, Slinky, and Forky) stack up in order to reach the switch to activate the awning of the RV they are riding in, so Woody can use it as a bridge between the carousel he's on and the roof of the RV itself.


* You can use this technique with Yakko, Wakko and Dot in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' game on the Super NES.

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* You can use this technique with Yakko, Wakko and Dot in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Animaniacs}}'' game on the Super NES.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DennisTheMenace'' episode, "Meatball Mess", Dennis, Gina, and Joey form one to reach the cabinet on a high shelf and get the ingredients to make a new lunch of spaghetti and meatballs after Ruff ate the one they were going to have. Dennis is on the bottom, Gina is in the middle, and Joey is on top. They fall over when Dennis gets tired from all the weight he's holding, but fortunately, Joey gets the two boxes of spaghetti that he, Dennis, and Gina need.

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*''WesternAnimation/CornAndPeg'': In the episode, “Lost in the Frost”, Corn, Ferris and Clarissa stack up (in that order) while they’re setting up a lost and found booth.


* In the Pokemon episode "The Apple Corp", a whole swarm of Pichu stack on each other to reach and recharge a captive Pikachu. The whole group then [[ExplosiveOverclocking overclock]] Team Rocket's battery.

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* In the Pokemon ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' episode "The Apple Corp", a whole swarm of Pichu stack on each other to reach and recharge a captive Pikachu. The whole group then [[ExplosiveOverclocking overclock]] Team Rocket's battery.


* ''Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa'': Made strangely ''epic'' despite being very silly when dozens of waddle-dee's form a literal latter that many more dozens waddle-dee's use to get back inside Dedede's castle.

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* ''Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa'': Made strangely ''epic'' despite being very silly when dozens of waddle-dee's Waddle Dees form a literal latter ladder that many more dozens waddle-dee's Waddle Dees use to get back inside Dedede's castle.


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* In the Pokemon episode "The Apple Corp", a whole swarm of Pichu stack on each other to reach and recharge a captive Pikachu. The whole group then [[ExplosiveOverclocking overclock]] Team Rocket's battery.

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* In ''Animation/PleasantGoatAndBigBigWolf: Mighty Little Defenders'' episode 28, the goats are attacked by mud monsters taking the shape of Wolfram, and Tibbie uses her bow and arrow to create a big tree and carry herself as well as the other goats to one of its branches. The Wolfram doppelgangers stack on top of each other to reach the branch and bring the goats back down.
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* In ''Disney/TheJungleBook'', the vultures perform one while they're performing "That's What Friends Are For".

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* In ''Disney/TheJungleBook'', ''WesternAnimation/{{The Jungle Book|1967}}'', the vultures perform one while they're performing "That's What Friends Are For".


Add a coat to become a TotemPoleTrench. Contrast INeedNoLadders, the other option where there are no nearby ladders. See also ChainOfPeople.

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Add a coat to become a TotemPoleTrench. For an extreme version of this trope where the human ladder becomes a co-existing organism, see TheWormThatWalks. Contrast INeedNoLadders, the other option where there are no nearby ladders. See also ChainOfPeople.


* In ''WesternAnimation/TheStar'', when Thaddeus and Rufus start barking at the camels, Cyrus and Felix pile up onto Deborah out of fear. She falls over almost immediately.
** Later in the movie, the camels do this again while spying on King Herrod. This time, they were properly stacked with Felix (the smallest one) on top, Deborah in the middle, and Cyrus (TheBigGuy) on the bottom.



* In ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'', any of the four teams can assume this position at any time when the flight member is chosen as the leader. The flight member is always on top, the speed member is always in the middle, and the power member is always on the bottom. This position is especially useful for grabbing and pulling out switches too high for the speed or power members to reach alone.

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* In ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'', any of the four teams can assume this position at any time when the flight member is chosen as the leader. The flight member is always on top, the speed member is always in the middle, and the power member is always on the bottom. However, the flight member is actually carrying all the weight even though he/she is on top. This position is especially useful for grabbing and pulling out switches too high for the speed or power members to reach alone.


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** At the beginning of the episode, “Marks for Effort”, the Cutie Mark Crusaders do this again to try to peek into the School of Friendship.
** In the series finale episode, “The Ending of the End”, Applejack gets on Rarity’s shoulders so she could lasso Grogar’s Bell (with Spike and Fluttershy holding the lasso with her) while the rest of the Mane 6 distract the Legion of Doom. Unfortunately, they get caught.


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** In “Pups Save Daring Danny’s Hippo”, the pups form a pyramid as part of the circus act.
** In “Pups Save a Cow”, the pups form a pyramid to try to get a kite down from a tree. Rocky was on top since he was already in his uniform so that he can use his claw to reach it.

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* Played for FanService in ''ComicBook/{{Papyrus}}'' ([[NamesTheSame nothing to do with a certain skeleton knight, mind you]]). Papyrus and Theri-Cheri need to see over a wall at one point, and for practical reasons, [[SkirtsAndLadders she has to stand on his shoulders.]] Lucky bastard.

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* In chapter 2 of ''ComicBook/SimonSaysNaziHunter'', Simon has Bruno stand on a garbage can, and then stands on Bruno's shoulders so he can see over a fence at who he suspects to be Nazis. Said plan works [[YourDirtyRat until a rat comes along]].

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* In a "Smart Cookies" sketch on ''Series/SesameStreet'', Miss Fortune, Figby, Chipowski and Cookie Monster form one to destroy The Crumb's Bearclaw pastry that is trying to steal the guests' costumes at a cookie-themed ball.

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