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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'': Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool, and Toad get sent to [[The Alcatraz Koopatraz]], a blatantly obvious parody of... well, you know. While there, Toad reunites with his grandfather, and the four heroes escape the prison with him.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'': Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool, and Toad get sent to [[The Alcatraz [[TheAlcatraz Koopatraz]], a blatantly obvious parody of... well, you know. While there, Toad reunites with his grandfather, and the four heroes escape the prison with him.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'': Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool, and Toad get sent to [[The Alcatraz Koopatraz]], a blatantly obvious parody of... well, you know. While there, Toad reunites with his grandfather, and the four heroes escape the prison with him.

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* The ''[[WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse Mickey MouseWorks]]'' short "Big House Mickey" has Mickey ending up in jail because Mortimer framed him for breaking into his house and stealing his property. Mickey then has to try and get Goofy's help to bust out of prison before Mortimer takes his place at his dinner date with Minnie.

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* ''Series/MacGuyver2016'': In the episode ''Can Opener'', Mac has to infiltrate a maximum-security prison and break out a drug kingpin so he can find his cartel's secret location. All goes well until partway through the breakout, when Mac blows his cover preventing the kingpin from killing a guard.


* The 1992 ''WesternAnimation/TheAddamsFamily'' cartoon used this plot in the episode "Itt's Over", where Uncle Fester appeared to have killed Cousin Itt after handing him a hair remover formula intended to remove Fester's hair and Fester went to prison because Norman Normanmeyer reported the alleged murder to the police. In the end, Uncle Fester's name is cleared when Cousin Itt returns to prove he's not dead and Normanmeyer ends up behind bars for falsely accusing Uncle Fester of committing murder.

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* The 1992 ''WesternAnimation/TheAddamsFamily'' cartoon ''WesternAnimation/TheAddamsFamily1992'' used this plot in the episode "Itt's Over", where Uncle Fester appeared to have killed Cousin Itt after handing him a hair remover formula intended to remove Fester's hair and Fester went to prison because Norman Normanmeyer reported the alleged murder to the police. In the end, Uncle Fester's name is cleared when Cousin Itt returns to prove he's not dead and Normanmeyer ends up behind bars for falsely accusing Uncle Fester of committing murder.

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* Episode 5 of ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' emphasizes Vegeta and Nappa being captured on Arlia. Nappa tells Vegeta to "don't drop the soap".
-->'''Vegeta:''' I swear to God, Nappa, I will [[SinisterShiv shiv]] you.


* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' has "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czULZ9IRaic Sonic]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAjJMbLhHC8 Breakout]]", which is about in-universe cartoonist Sketch Lampoon going to prison [[{{Thoughtcrime}} for making fun of Dr. Robotnik...]] and Sonic deliberately letting Robotnik's minions catch him so as to get behind bars to escape from prison and take Sketch with him.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' has "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czULZ9IRaic Sonic]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAjJMbLhHC8 Breakout]]", "Sonic Breakout", which is about in-universe cartoonist Sketch Lampoon going to prison [[{{Thoughtcrime}} for making fun of Dr. Robotnik...]] and Sonic deliberately letting Robotnik's minions catch him so as to get behind bars to escape from prison and take Sketch with him.


* The 1992 ''WesternAnimation/TheAddamsFamily'' cartoon used this plot in the episode "Itt's Over", where Uncle Fester appeared to have killed Cousin Itt after handing him a hair remover formula intended to remove Fester's hair and Fester went to prison because Norman Normanmeyer reported the alleged murder to the police. In the end, Uncle Fester's name is cleared when Cousin Itt returns to prove he's not dead and Normanmeyer ends up behind bars for falsely accusing Uncle Fester of committing murder.



%%* ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'', "Jailbird and Jailbunny".

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%%* ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'', * ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' episode "Jailbird and Jailbunny".Jailbunny" had Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck end up in prison.


* In ''VideoGame/SplinterCellDoubleAgent'', Sam goes undercover as a prisoner to infiltrate a domestic terror organization and earn their trust.

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* In ''VideoGame/SplinterCellDoubleAgent'', ''VideoGame/SplinterCell: Double Agent'', Sam goes undercover as a prisoner to infiltrate a domestic terror organization and earn their trust.

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* On ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'', Sam Hanna spends an episode in prison...undercover as "Hakeem Fayed" as part of a plan to infiltrate a terrorist cell. It helps that his friend Nate Getz is also undercover as a prison psychologist, allowing the two of them to fine-tune their plan.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheHuckleberryHoundShow'': Huck is a prison warden in one cartoon. His prison establishes the "honor system"; none of the prisoners want to escape because it features amusement rides, a baseball field, a movie theater, etc. But when one prisoner is set to be paroled and released, Huck has to go through white heat to get him out.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheHuckleberryHoundShow'': Huck is a prison warden in one cartoon. the cartoon "Bars and Stripes." His prison establishes the "honor system"; none of the prisoners want to escape because it features amusement rides, a baseball field, a movie theater, etc. But when one prisoner is set to be paroled and released, Huck has to go through white heat to get him out.


* "Cellbound," a 1950 Avery-Lah cartoon at M-G-M starred a squat version of Tex Avery's Spike character as a prison inmate. He escapes and hides out in the console of a TV set on a train, entertaining ideas of his new found life of freedom, until the TV set he's in is loaded onto a truck and delivered to the prison warden's office.

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* "Cellbound," a 1950 Avery-Lah 1955 Tex Avery-Michael Lah cartoon at M-G-M starred a squat version of Tex Avery's Spike character as a prison inmate. He escapes and hides out in the console of a TV set on a train, entertaining ideas of his new found life of freedom, until the TV set he's in is loaded onto a truck and delivered to the prison warden's office.


* "Cellbound," a 1950 Avery-Lah cartoon at M-G-M starred a squat version of Tex Avery's Butch character as a prison inmate. He escapes and hides out in the console of a TV set in a train, entertaining ideas of his new found life of freedom, until the TV set he's in is loaded onto a truck and delivered to the prison warden's office.

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* "Cellbound," a 1950 Avery-Lah cartoon at M-G-M starred a squat version of Tex Avery's Butch Spike character as a prison inmate. He escapes and hides out in the console of a TV set in on a train, entertaining ideas of his new found life of freedom, until the TV set he's in is loaded onto a truck and delivered to the prison warden's office.


* ''WEsternAnimation/CampLakebottom'': In "Camp Lockbottom", Rosebud turns Camp Lakebottom into a prison after her favourite ladle goes missing. Prison tropes immediately set in with [=McGee=] planning a GreatEscape and Armand getting [[TattooedCrook prison tattoos]] cut into his fur.

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* ''WEsternAnimation/CampLakebottom'': ''WesternAnimation/CampLakebottom'': In "Camp Lockbottom", Rosebud turns Camp Lakebottom into a prison after her favourite ladle goes missing. Prison tropes immediately set in with [=McGee=] planning a GreatEscape and Armand getting [[TattooedCrook prison tattoos]] cut into his fur.


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* ''WesternAnimation/TheHuckleberryHoundShow'': Huck is a prison warden in one cartoon. His prison establishes the "honor system"; none of the prisoners want to escape because it features amusement rides, a baseball field, a movie theater, etc. But when one prisoner is set to be paroled and released, Huck has to go through white heat to get him out.


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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'':
** "Bars And Stripes Forever" (1939) is set in a prison where a prisoner plans an escape past a rather daffy warden. Features a little ButtMonkey of an inmate.
** "Big House Bunny" (1950) has WesternAnimation/BugsBunny digging into a prison and being mistaken for a prisoner. He gives Yosemite Sam (here as prison guard Sam Schultz) the usual onceover.


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* "Cellbound," a 1950 Avery-Lah cartoon at M-G-M starred a squat version of Tex Avery's Butch character as a prison inmate. He escapes and hides out in the console of a TV set in a train, entertaining ideas of his new found life of freedom, until the TV set he's in is loaded onto a truck and delivered to the prison warden's office.

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* In the ''Series/WithoutATrace'' episode "Penitence", the VictimOfTheWeek is a convict who may have escaped or met with foil play within the prison.

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