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One character grabs another character's collar in anger.

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Proposed By:
eroock on Mar 4th 2018 at 5:48:07 AM
Last Edited By:
eroock on May 22nd 2018 at 10:35:34 AM
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During a heated discussion an enraged character grabs another character by the collar, typically with both hands, pulls them close and shouts something dramatic right into their face.

This move is likely to be used during a Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique. Compare the more intense Neck Lift, where one character grabs another character by the neck and actually lifts them up. See also Dragged by the Collar and Necktie Leash.


Examples:

Comic Book

Fan Fic

Films—Animated

  • Scuttle the seagull from Disney's The Little Mermaid tries to convey urgent news to Sebastian and Flounder, but is too flustered to speak coherently. Scuttle resorts to seizing a dubious Sebastian by his shell, and punctuates the sentence, "The Prince is gonna marry the Sea Witch in disguise!" by slamming the poor crab into the pier.
  • Mister Sykes is the Card-Carrying Villain of Disney's Oliver & Company. Sykes meets with destitute Fagin to exact a loan payment, and seizes Fagin by his collar to issue an ultimatum: repay every cent in three days, or "get hurt." The collar grab further acted to position Fagin's neck in the path of Sykes's car window, where it began squeezing his throat.

Films—Live-Action

  • In Who Framed Roger Rabbit, after Roger is confronted with evidence of his wife Jessica cheating, Eddie Valiant jokes that "the dames will be breaking his doors down". An angry Roger jumps on him and grabs him by the collar, ranting that he and his wife were going to be happy again before storming out through the window.
  • In The Naked Gun 2, Frank does this to two almost dead guys in order to press information from them. His aggressive approach doesn't work out for him. Watch the scene here.
  • Two examples from The Room. Denny yells "You're not my fucking mother!" at Lisa's mother, provoking her to start yanking his shirt collar. Later Mark grabs Peter by his jacket during their heated argument on the rooftop and shakes him hard.

Live-Action TV

  • The criminal surgeon Doctor Mayfield from the Columbo episode "A Stitch In Crime" seizes the persistent detective by his overcoat lapels, seemingly in a passion to perform surgery over answering questions. However, Columbo notes that this behavior is an Out-of-Character Moment for Mayfield, and correctly deduces that Mayfield used this collar grab to conceal damning evidence.

Webcomic

  • Yet Another Fantasy Gamer Comic: With his Cloudcuckoolander attitide, Cap'n Fang manages to make several characters angry which results in him getting pulled close by the collar and being shouted at repeatedly, like here and here.
  • Girl Genius: They're not actually wearing shirts but Agatha grabs Tarvek and Gil's harnesses up near their collarbones to yank them close and yell at them in this strip.

Western Animation

  • In the pilot of The Cleveland Show, Cleveland does this to Federline when telling him not to try anything strange with Roberta on their date.
  • In The Simpsons episode "Summer of 4 Ft. 2", Lisa does this to Bart when confronting him over revealing her true geeky nature to her new friends out of jealousy.
  • Looney Tunes:
    • In "Fresh Hare", Humphrey Bogart asks waiter Elmer Fudd for an order of fried rabbit. Elmer tells him that they're fresh out of rabbit, but Bogart grabs him by the collar and gives him one hour to get him that rabbit, or else.
    • Played with in "Tortoise Beats Hare", where Bugs Bunny grabs Cecil Turtle by the shell, which comes right out.
  • In DuckTales episode "Jungle Duck", the eponymous Jungle Duck (who happens to be the long vanished Prince Greydrake, pulls his uncle close by the collar when the latter doesn't want to step down from the throne that rightfully belongs to the prince.
  • In Gravity Falls episode "Fight Fighters", Robbie does this to Dipper after the latter ends destroying his phone.
  • Mickey Mouse in the 1995 short cartoon Runaway Brain finds himself in a Shackle Seat Trap while Mad Scientist Doctor Frankenollie throws the Big Electric Switch. This results in the mind of Mickey Mouse being transferred to the body of a hulking, brutish monster, and vice versa. The monster-minded Mickey Mouse bursts his bonds and goes running around loose. The Mickey-minded monster seizes the Mad Scientist by his lapels, and demands that he reverse the process.

Feedback: 18 replies

Mar 4th 2018 at 6:33:05 AM

Compare Neck Lift, where one character grabs another character by the neck and actually lifts them up.

Mar 4th 2018 at 6:33:39 AM

Zero Context Examples have been marked as such. They need more information to show how they fit the trope. Please don't remove the marking unless you add enough context.

Mar 4th 2018 at 8:24:18 AM

  • The Cleveland Show: In the pilot, Cleveland does this to Federline when telling him not to try anything strange with Roberta on their date.
  • The Simpsons: In "Summer of 4 Ft. 2", Lisa does this to Bart when confronting him over revealing her true geeky nature to her new friends out of jealousy.

Mar 6th 2018 at 3:03:13 AM

Mar 4th 2018 at 11:21:28 AM

Bart actually falls victim to this a lot due to his delinquency, usually courtesy of Homer.

Mar 4th 2018 at 12:06:43 PM

^ I think Homer is usually strangling Bart rather than grabbing him by his shirt.

Mar 5th 2018 at 3:55:10 AM

Web Comics

  • They're not actually wearing shirts but Agatha grabs Tarvek and Gil's harnesses up near their collarbones to yank them close and yell at them in this Girl Genius page.

Mar 6th 2018 at 6:25:31 AM

Mar 6th 2018 at 7:43:43 AM

  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit: After Roger is confronted with evidence of his wife Jessica cheating, Eddie Valiant jokes that "the dames will be breaking his doors down". An angry Roger jumps on him and grabs him by the collar, ranting that he and his wife were going to be happy again before storming out through the window.
  • Looney Tunes:
    • In "Fresh Hare", Humphrey Bogart asks waiter Elmer Fudd for an order of fried rabbit. Elmer tells him that they're fresh out of rabbit, but Bogart grabs him by the collar and gives him one hour to get him that rabbit, or else.
    • Played with in "Tortoise Beats Hare", where Bugs Bunny grabs Cecil Turtle by the shell, which comes right out.

Apr 28th 2018 at 4:12:27 PM

Film Animated

  • Scuttle the seagull from Disney's The Little Mermaid tries to convey urgent news to Sebastian and Flounder, but is too flustered to speak coherently. Scuttle resorts to seizing a dubious Sebastian by his shell, and punctuates the sentence, "The Prince is gonna marry the Sea Witch in disguise!" by slamming the poor crab into the pier.

Live Action TV

  • The criminal surgeon Doctor Mayfield from the Columbo episode "A Stitch In Crime" seizes the persistent detective by his overcoat lapels, seemingly in a passion to perform surgery over answering questions. However, Columbo notes that this behavior is an Out Of Character Moment for Mayfield, and correctly deduces that Mayfield used this collar grab to conceal damning evidence.

Apr 28th 2018 at 7:25:14 PM

  • "Gravity Falls": In the episode "Fight Fighters",Robbie does this to Dipper after the latter ends destroying his phone.

Apr 28th 2018 at 8:05:57 PM

Film Animated

  • Mister Sykes is the Card Carrying Villain of Disney's Oliver And Company. Sykes meets with destitute Fagin to exact a loan payment, and seizes Fagin by his collar to issue an ultimatum: repay every cent in three days, or "get hurt." The collar grab further acted to position Fagin's neck in the path of Sykes's car window, where it began squeezing his throat.

May 15th 2018 at 1:00:09 PM

Western Animation

  • Mickey Mouse in the 1995 short cartoon Runaway Brain finds himself in a Shackle Seat Trap while Mad Scientist Doctor Frankenollie throws the Big Electric Switch. This results in the mind of Mickey Mouse being transferred to the body of a hulking, brutish monster, and vice versa. The monster-minded Mickey Mouse bursts his bonds and goes running around loose. The Mickey-minded monster seizes the Mad Scientist by his lapels, and demands that he reverse the process.

May 21st 2018 at 3:41:30 PM

I vote for the webcomic picture.

May 22nd 2018 at 10:26:07 AM

I prefer the Duck Tales picture. No text to distract from the trope.

May 22nd 2018 at 10:35:34 AM

Yeah, but in the Duck Tales picture, the character doing the grabbing looks more triumphant than angry.

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