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* In the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/MovingPictures'', there's an interlude involving a man who's devoted himself to building a better mouse trap. [[note]]Then he gets trampled by a herd of elephants[[/note]]
** In ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'', the Death of Rats collects a mouse that fell prey to one of these.
** In ''Discworld/TheAmazingMauriceAndHisEducatedRodents'', the Trap Disposal Squad's byword is "Be like the second mouse". The first mouse, in this parable, is the one that gets the trap rather than the cheese.

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* In the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/MovingPictures'', ''Literature/MovingPictures'', there's an interlude involving a man who's devoted himself to building a better mouse trap. [[note]]Then he gets trampled by a herd of elephants[[/note]]
** In ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'', ''Literature/{{Hogfather}}'', the Death of Rats collects a mouse that fell prey to one of these.
** In ''Discworld/TheAmazingMauriceAndHisEducatedRodents'', ''Literature/TheAmazingMauriceAndHisEducatedRodents'', the Trap Disposal Squad's byword is "Be like the second mouse". The first mouse, in this parable, is the one that gets the trap rather than the cheese.


* Played for Laughs in ''ComicBook/{{Sturmtruppen}}'' one of the deadly traps devised by the unseen "Enemy" is a comically oversized mouse trap, complete with block of cheese in place. [[TooDumbToLive And one of the soldiers doesn't see anything wrong with that.]]

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* Played for Laughs laughs in ''ComicBook/{{Sturmtruppen}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Sturmtruppen}}''; one of the deadly traps devised by the unseen "Enemy" is a comically oversized mouse trap, complete with block of cheese in place. [[TooDumbToLive And one of the soldiers doesn't see anything wrong with that.]]

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* Played for Laughs in ''ComicBook/{{Sturmtruppen}}'' one of the deadly traps devised by the unseen "Enemy" is a comically oversized mouse trap, complete with block of cheese in place. [[TooDumbToLive And one of the soldiers doesn't see anything wrong with that.]]


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* In ''VideoGame/CoolSpot'', mouse traps can be found in the "Off the Wall" and "Back to the Wall" levels. Depending on which side Spot steps on, they'll either fling him around or snap on him.



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* ''WesternAnimation/PrivateSnafu'': In "Booby Traps", one of the booby traps that almost does for Snafu is a giant mousetrap.

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* ''WesternAnimation/PrivateSnafu'': In "Booby Traps", one of the booby traps that almost does in for Snafu is a giant mousetrap.



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* ''WesternAnimation/PrivateSnafu'': In "Booby Traps", one of the booby traps that almost does for Snafu is a giant mousetrap.

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* In ''Film/TheGoonies'', Mikey sits on a mousetrap, setting it off, but he can't cry out because one of the bad guys is nearby.


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* ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'': Daffy gets a mousetrap caught on his bill while searching Dusty Tails' dressing room.
-->'''Daffy:''' Now, if I were a giant diamond, where would I be? ''(SNAP)'' Well, not ''there''.



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* In ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaRevengeOfTheIsland'', Sam demonstrates his SuperReflexes, which he claims were developed by 10 years of video gaming, by unbaiting a mouse trap without setting it off. However, he then unwittingly steps on said trap and sets off about a dozen additional traps, claiming that his [[GoingColdTurkey gaming withdrawal]] is throwing off his timing.


* In ''WesternAnimation/TheCurseOfTheWereRabbit'', Grommit's put Wallace on a diet, and sets a mousetrap in Wallace's secret (he thinks) cheese cupboard.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheCurseOfTheWereRabbit'', Grommit's Gromit's put Wallace on a diet, and sets a mousetrap in Wallace's secret (he thinks) cheese cupboard.
-->'''Wallace''': OW! Well, Gromit. Caught me [[{{Pun}} red-handed]], eh, lad?


* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold", Phil sets multiple mouse traps in the guest room where his sister Mitzi (who is visiting for the week) is staying in to get her to leave the boarding house. However, Mitzi tricks Phil into falling for his own traps and...well you already know what happens from there.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold", ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', Phil sets multiple mouse traps in the guest room where his sister Mitzi (who is visiting for the week) is staying in to get her to leave the boarding house. However, Mitzi tricks Phil into falling for his own traps and...well you already know what happens from there.


* On ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'', Skipper tests the others by having them go through a minefield of mouse traps to get a fish. Rico simply walks straight through, oblivous to the traps snapping on his person.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'', Skipper tests the others by having them go through a minefield of mouse traps to get a fish. Rico simply walks straight through, oblivous oblivious to the traps snapping on his person.person.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold", Phil sets multiple mouse traps in the guest room where his sister Mitzi (who is visiting for the week) is staying in to get her to leave the boarding house. However, Mitzi tricks Phil into falling for his own traps and...well you already know what happens from there.


* Inch High Private Eye goes into a mousehole and meets a mouse bigger than he is. He backs up and his trenchcoat trips a mousetrap; the mouse snickers at him.

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* Inch High Private Eye ''WesternAnimation/InchHighPrivateEye'' goes into a mousehole and meets a mouse bigger than he is. He backs up and his trenchcoat trips a mousetrap; the mouse snickers at him.

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