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* ''Film/HaroldAndKumarEscapeFromGuantanamoBay'': Played for laughs. The ludicrously racist Homeland Security Agent Ron Fox tries to use these to get witnesses to talk, wasting [[TrademarkFavoriteFood grape soda]] for a black guy and [[GreedyJew spilling a bag of coins]] for Jewish people. The movie takes it to another level when the stereotypes turn out to be somewhat true: a random black guy watching the grape soda be spilled says "Ask if he got any kool-aid!" and Goldstein starts grabbing the coins off the table after Fox leaves.


* In ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' Tina threatens to break Linda's [[KitschCollection collection of porcelain babies]] if she doesn't tell the truth about her stealing and selling Bob's new espresso machine.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'': In ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' "The Unnatural", Tina threatens to break Linda's [[KitschCollection collection of porcelain babies]] if she doesn't tell the truth about her stealing and selling hocking Bob's new espresso machine.machine to pay for Gene's baseball lessons.


-->'''Nightwing''': You're right. But my friend here? He's ''real'' Philistine.

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-->'''Nightwing''': You're right. [[GoodCopBadCop But my friend here? here?]] He's ''real'' Philistine.

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* A more serious version in ''Series/AlteredCarbon''. Kovacs finds that the body he's been downloaded into belonged to a cop called Ryker. He starts to slice his body up with a knife until Detective Ortega breaks down and admits that Ryker used to be her lover.


* ''Series/{{Justified}}'': In "Hammer" Raylan questions the clerk in a smoke shop. He keeps picking and dropping bongs till the man tells him what he wants to know (he does pay for what he broke before her leaves the store).

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* ''Series/{{Justified}}'': In "Hammer" Raylan questions the clerk in a smoke shop. He keeps picking and dropping bongs till the man tells him what he wants to know (he does pay for what he broke before her he leaves the store).



* A related trope shows its head in the ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego'' episode "Scavenger Hunt" where Carmen correctly predicts that apparently chucking a Fabrage egg into the river where Zack and Ivy have cornered her will distract Ivy enough to let her make her escape. The player calls Carmen out on this afterward, and Carmen claims that since both Carmen and the player both knew that Ivy would undoubtedly save the egg [[BatmanGambit it was never really in any danger.]]

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* A related trope shows its head in the ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego'' episode "Scavenger Hunt" where Carmen correctly predicts that apparently chucking a Fabrage Fabergé egg into the river where Zack and Ivy have cornered her will distract Ivy enough to let her make her escape. The player calls Carmen out on this afterward, and Carmen claims that since both Carmen and the player both knew that Ivy would undoubtedly save the egg [[BatmanGambit it was never really in any danger.]]


* The fastest way to make [[TheChessmaster Rumplestiltskin]] / [[CrazyPrepared Mr. Gold]] from ''Series/OnceUponATime'' comply? Treaten his beloved chipped cup. Sure enough, it gets smashed and magically repaired so many times it becomes redundant, but when there is no magic to fix it, that's SeriousBusiness: in season one Regina forces Gold to admit he remembers his true identity, and in season five Merida gets him to fight, all by threatening to casually drop the cup.

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* The fastest way to make [[TheChessmaster Rumplestiltskin]] / [[CrazyPrepared Mr. Gold]] from ''Series/OnceUponATime'' comply? Treaten Threaten his beloved chipped cup. Sure enough, it gets smashed and magically repaired so many times it becomes redundant, but when there is no magic to fix it, that's SeriousBusiness: in season one Regina forces Gold to admit he remembers his true identity, and in season five Merida gets him to fight, all by threatening to casually drop the cup.


* ''Series/TheProfessionals''. In "Killer With A Long Arm", Bodie is interrogating a Greek restaurant owner, and decides to carry out the [[NationalStereotypes Greek tradition of plate-smashing]].

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* ''Series/TheProfessionals''. In "Killer With A Long Arm", Bodie [[CowboyCop Doyle]] is interrogating a Greek restaurant owner, and decides to carry out the [[NationalStereotypes Greek tradition of plate-smashing]].

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* ''Series/TheProfessionals''. In "Killer With A Long Arm", Bodie is interrogating a Greek restaurant owner, and decides to carry out the [[NationalStereotypes Greek tradition of plate-smashing]].


* The fastest way to make [[TheChessmaster Rumplestiltskin]] / [[CrazyPrepared Mr. Gold]] comply? Treaten his beloved chipped cup. Sure enough, it gets smashed and magically repaired so many times it becomes redundant, but when there is no magic to fix it, that's SeriousBusiness: in season one Regina forces Gold to admit he remembers his true identity, and in season five Merida gets him to fight, all by threatening to casually drop the cup.

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* The fastest way to make [[TheChessmaster Rumplestiltskin]] / [[CrazyPrepared Mr. Gold]] from ''Series/OnceUponATime'' comply? Treaten his beloved chipped cup. Sure enough, it gets smashed and magically repaired so many times it becomes redundant, but when there is no magic to fix it, that's SeriousBusiness: in season one Regina forces Gold to admit he remembers his true identity, and in season five Merida gets him to fight, all by threatening to casually drop the cup.

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* The fastest way to make [[TheChessmaster Rumplestiltskin]] / [[CrazyPrepared Mr. Gold]] comply? Treaten his beloved chipped cup. Sure enough, it gets smashed and magically repaired so many times it becomes redundant, but when there is no magic to fix it, that's SeriousBusiness: in season one Regina forces Gold to admit he remembers his true identity, and in season five Merida gets him to fight, all by threatening to casually drop the cup.


* One of the first Thieves' Guild quests in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has you threaten shopkeepers to break items they're fond of (A Dwemer urn and a goddess' statue respectively) to get them to pay their dues.

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* One of the first Thieves' Guild quests in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has you threaten shopkeepers to break items they're fond of (A Dwemer urn and a goddess' statue respectively) to get them to pay their dues.protection money.


* ''Series/PieInTheSky''. In "A Matter of Taste", Margaret Crabbe is abducted and locked in a cellar by the villain of the week, who thinks she knows the location of a collection of vintage wines he smuggled into the country. When it looks like things are going to become violent, she grabs a wine bottle to use as a club, and the villain calls his mooks off -- because he's worried about the ''bottle'' getting damaged. Having found his weak point, Margaret proceeds to take merciless advantage.

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* ''Series/PieInTheSky''. ''Series/PieInTheSky''.
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In "A Matter of Taste", Margaret Crabbe is abducted and locked in a cellar by the villain of the week, who thinks she knows the location of a collection of vintage wines he smuggled into the country. When it looks like things are going to become violent, she grabs a wine bottle to use as a club, and the villain calls his mooks off -- because he's worried about the ''bottle'' getting damaged. Having found his weak point, Margaret proceeds to take merciless advantage.advantage.
** In "Doggett's Coat and Badge", Henry Crabbe gets increasingly annoyed as the person he's trying to help refuses to tell him what's going on. Eventually, he threatens to break the man's 50,000-pound wine collection one bottle at a time until the man starts cooperating. "I've never seen a puddle worth 50,000 pounds before." The man folds immediately.

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* The 1985 TV movie ''Operation Julie''. The operation has been a success except there's a massive stash of LSD hidden somewhere in a forty acre forest. So Detective Inspector Lee takes the ringleaders to the forest and revs up the bulldozers.
-->'''Lee:''' Now you may not care about [[DrugsAreBad destroying kids' brains]], but ecology freaks like you don't want trees damaged, do you? Either you tell me where you buried it, or this lot comes down!


* ''ComicBook/LesInnomables'': Inverted when Tony is kidnapped by an antiques collector, who clearly loves his treasures (talking about a ceramic figurine that was dipped daily in the blood of a just-killed man to attain its unique color). Tony gets up and swings his chair into the kidnapper's trophy shelf, causing him to faint.

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* ''ComicBook/LesInnomables'': ''ComicBook/LesInnommables'': Inverted when Tony is kidnapped by an antiques collector, who clearly loves his treasures (talking about a ceramic figurine that was dipped daily in the blood of a just-killed man to attain its unique color). Tony gets up and swings his chair into the kidnapper's trophy shelf, causing him to faint.


** A parody came when Homer was utilizing ShameIfSomethingHappened on Mister Burns, coupling it with PokeThePoodle when that "something" is setting a glass on the desk without a coaster. Naturally, it gets the desired reaction.

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** A parody came when Homer was utilizing ShameIfSomethingHappened on Mister Burns, coupling it with PokeThePoodle when that "something" is setting a glass on the his desk without a coaster. Naturally, it gets the desired reaction.

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