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During a heated conversation 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. Might be followed by Minion Maracas.

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.


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    Comic Books 
  • Early on in the first album of Blacksad, the titular detective searches for his girlfriend's stalker, who is a florist, and grabs him by the collar with pistol on mouth. Even without words, it's Blacksad saying, you mess with her, you mess with Blacksad.
  • Poor Tim gets yanked around by his collar by two out of the three Batmen he worked with as Robin, only Dick didn't do so. When Bruce picked him up by the collar in apparent anger it was a mock fight they'd set up ahead of time but Azrael tried to kill him after grabbing him by the collar and pinning him.

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    Films — Animation 
  • 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 acts to position Fagin's neck in the path of Sykes's car window, where it begins squeezing his throat.
  • My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Rainbow Rocks: When Beta Bitch Aria Blaze suggests that maybe the Dazzlings should follow her lead instead of Big Bad Adagio Dazzle's, Adagio grabs her by the front of her vest and promptly re-assesses her authority over the trio.

    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 though. 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.

    Web Comics 
  • Yet Another Fantasy Gamer Comic: With his Cloudcuckoolander attitude, 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.
  • Vikki from Furry Experience grabs her close friend Ronnie by the lapels in the Tuesday 13 March 2012 strip because Vikki must walk on eggshells around her zealously Mormon roommates, and needs Ronnie to desist being a jerkass by snarking at their beliefs.

    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 (1987) 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.

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