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* In the WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} short ''Goofy's Glider'' (the first of Goofy's "how to" shorts), the narrator reminds Goofy that to open his parachute, count to ten, then pull the string. Unfortunately, Goofy takes too long to count (he almost forgets which number comes after four) and pulls the string ''after'' he crashes onto the ground.
-->'''Narrator''': (clears throat) We'll go over how to land at a later point.

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* In the WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} short ''Goofy's Glider'' (the first of Goofy's "how to" shorts), the narrator reminds Goofy that to open his parachute, count to ten, then pull the string. Unfortunately, Goofy takes too long to count (he almost forgets which number comes after four) and pulls the string ''after'' he crashes onto the ground.
-->'''Narrator''': (clears throat) We'll go over how to land at a later point.

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-->'''Mickey''': Ha ha! Poor fella.
-->'''Bugs''': Yeah. Ain't I a stinker?

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Molang}}'', Molang and Piu Piu are trying to get a football player’s picture, they manage to follow the player onto a plane where they’re about to do some skydiving. When the player pulls the chord, only a football comes out and Molang and Piu Piu grab their own parachutes to save the player.

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See also ChuteSabotage.

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* There has been a case where Scratch and Grounder's plan seems to have worked without a hitch, a rarity in ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', as they have trapped Sonic and his GirlOfTheWeek in a carriage that's plunging off a cliff and they gloat over them having parachutes that will allow them to make it in one piece, an even rarer occasion, until it turns out that they are not parachutes, which makes it an even bigger failure as Sonic manages to use the actual parachutes to survive this cliff-hanging predicament.


* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', [=SpongeBob=] visited a dream in which he and Sandy were free falling. One of the things Sandy asked him to do was use a parachute. SpongeBob misheard that twice by inflating his shoes and giving Sandy a parakeet before she (forgetting to deploy her parachute) falls onto a truck full of clam manure and flatly says, "Medic."

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', [=SpongeBob=] ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' does it once when he visited a dream in which he and Sandy were free falling. One of the things Sandy asked him to do was use a parachute. SpongeBob Spongebob misheard that twice by inflating his shoes and giving Sandy a parakeet before she (forgetting to deploy her parachute) falls onto a truck full of clam manure and flatly says, "Medic."


* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', [=SpongeBob=] visited a dream in which he and Sandy were free falling. One of the things Sandy asked him to do was use a parachute. Cue [=SpongeBob=] inflating his shoes and giving Sandy a parakeet before she (forgetting to deploy her parachute) falls onto a truck full of clam manure and flatly says, "Medic."

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', [=SpongeBob=] visited a dream in which he and Sandy were free falling. One of the things Sandy asked him to do was use a parachute. Cue [=SpongeBob=] SpongeBob misheard that twice by inflating his shoes and giving Sandy a parakeet before she (forgetting to deploy her parachute) falls onto a truck full of clam manure and flatly says, "Medic."

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* The intro for the ''Creator/TexAvery Show'' has the Wolf falling through the air, to which he casually releases a [[ItMakesSenseInContext parachute from his tuxedo.]] Looking up, he then panics as the [[https://youtu.be/Tw3zWL3Vr20?t=13 parachute has inexplicably become an anvil]] that crushes him.


** "Devil's Feud Cake": An econo-cartoon featuring clips of past WesternAnimation/BugsBunny-Yosemite Sam adventures with alternate endings. The trope-fitting clip comes in the segment featuring a segment from "Hare Lift" where – after Bugs sends the plane they're on into a nosedive – Sam grabs what he thinks is the only available parachute and jumps ... only to find he's grabbed a knapsack of camping supplies and it's bye-bye, Sam! In the original cartoon, Sam's chute works fine, except that he lands in the backseat of a police car (having earlier robbed a bank).

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** "Devil's Feud Cake": An econo-cartoon featuring clips of past WesternAnimation/BugsBunny-Yosemite Sam adventures with alternate endings. The trope-fitting clip comes in the segment featuring a segment from "Hare Lift" "WesternAnimation/HareLift" where – after Bugs sends the plane they're on into a nosedive – Sam grabs what he thinks is the only available parachute and jumps ... only to find he's grabbed a knapsack of camping supplies and it's bye-bye, Sam! In the original cartoon, Sam's chute works fine, except that he lands in the backseat of a police car (having earlier robbed a bank).


A staple of cartoons where a character grabs a backpack and jumps from the great height, opens the pack, and anything ''but'' a parachute falls out. Commonly, it can be food, camping supplies or heavy objects like an [[AnvilOnHead anvil]].

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A staple of cartoons where a character grabs a backpack and jumps from the great height, opens the pack, and anything ''but'' a parachute falls out. Commonly, it can be food, cutlery, camping supplies or heavy objects like an [[AnvilOnHead anvil]].
anvil]]. Whatever the case, it results in them crashing into the earth. Of, course, since these cartoons obey sets of rules that don't factor into horrible injuries and feature quick recovery times, it's a staple joke.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaRama'': In "Cuttin' Corners", Beth, [=LeShawna=], and Duncan try to become Izzy's best friends to get a corner piece of her cake. While playing 'Parachute', Izzy says it was lucky she found enough parachutes for everyone. However, when they jump out of the tree, it turns out only Izzy has a parachute, and the other three have ordinary backpacks.

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* The commercial for ''VideoGame/BanjoTooie'' has Banjo skydiving. The man in the plane tries to warn him, but Banjo shrugs it off. He jumps, but finds out too little too late Kazooie isn't in his pack.
* In an ad for Fruity Pebbles (which, of course, features ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones''), Fred tries skydiving to keep Barney from getting his pebbles, but he still gets them nonetheless when the former finds out he got a backpack instead of a parachute.


* The cover of ''[[http://www.comics.org/issue/288887/ Marvel Romance Redux: Restraining Orders Are For Other Girls]]''.

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* The cover of ''[[http://www.comics.org/issue/288887/ Marvel Romance Redux: Restraining Orders Are For Other Girls]]''.Girls.]]''



* Wildy's novel in ''[[Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures DMFA]]'': Wildy decides the parachute scene is boring, so she decides the parachute has been [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_458.php "rigged to be replaced with an alligator"]].

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* Wildy's novel in ''[[Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures DMFA]]'': Wildy decides the parachute scene is boring, so she decides the parachute has been [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_458.php "rigged to be replaced with an alligator"]].alligator."]]

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