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"She got stuck! Should've ducked! Worst of luck! Stuck, stuck to a pole!"
Courtney, Gwen, & Heather, Total Drama World Tour, "Stuck to a Pole"

A character, usually (but not always) a kid, is dared to place his tongue on a flagpole (or other metal object) in sub-zero temperatures. The tongue becomes stuck to the flagpole and the characters must find the means to separate it.

Do not attempt this in real life, as the saliva on your tongue will freeze on contact with a cold surface, and it's possible to lose your tongue to severe frostbite. If it happens, have a friend apply warm water or use a blow dryer to melt the ice. Don't try to tear it off, as you will lose a chunk of your skin.

Compare Sticky Situation.


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  • All three of the Budweiser Frogs once got their tongues stuck to a very cold can of Bud in the middle of a blizzard in the swamp.
  • Hubba Bubba Max has this polar bear explaining its cherry lemonade flavor but then a penguin briefly licks the North Pole
  • Played with in this commercial for Jeep.
  • A Pop-Tarts ad plays this trope straight. Strawberry Milkshake is tricked into licking the North Pole, with predicable results, thanks to those mad children.
  • Happens in a UK advert for Pot Noodle. A boy's tongue is stuck to a pole. A teacher needs warm water and a sponge to free him. But when she goes to boil the kettle she finds a Pot Noodle and uses the hot water on that instead, leaving the boy stuck.
  • There was one commercial where a man is walking through the snowy wilderness. He then stops to drink a Pepsi and the rim of the can gets stuck to his lip. He heads to the doctor's and sees a bunch of people in the waiting room who have the same problem, including a dog.

    Comic Books 
  • Eon: Tetra is raped by a moose when he gets stuck with his tongue on the flagpole.
  • The Simpsons Futurama Crossover Crisis: While on the ice planet, Fry warns everyone to not lick anything metal because of the temperature. Bart still ends up having his tongue stuck on Bender:
    Bart: Roo rate!
    Bender: It's not his fault. I really am delicious.
  • In Uncanny X-Men #177, a powerless Storm grabs a length of pipe to defend herself when attacked during a blizzard, only to have her hands freeze to to the metal.
  • The fifteenth issue of the Dutch comic W817, titled Het spook van de musical, had one of the characters pee outside during winter, resulting in her bare butt freezing against the metal door she was leaning against.

    Comic Strips 
  • In one strip of For Better or for Worse, Elizabeth gets her tongue stuck on a flagpole after her mother warned her of the risk. Her reasoning (after Mom painfully peels her tongue off the frozen metal)? "I wanted to see if it was true!"
  • Peter gets his tongue stuck to a flagpole off-screen in FoxTrot. Jason tells Andrea to get the camera instead so he can upload it to YouTube.
  • Garfield
    • Odie once gets his tongue stuck on a frozen fire hydrant. The strip then shows six panels' worth of outstretched Odie tongue, leading to Garfield saying, "We need a blow dryer and a really, really long extension cord."
    • Jon once got his tongue stuck on the mailbox, but it wasn't seen.
    • In one strip, Garfield's lips get stuck to a frozen cup of coffee.

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    Films — Animation 
  • In Brother Bear, Koda relates a story to Kenai wherein some bear licked an iceberg and got his tongue stuck to it. It then floated away, so to save him "They had to, like, rip his tongue off, so now, he hath t'talk like dis alla time..."
  • In Despicable Me 2, one of the minions is trapped when he licks a a popsicle dangled in front of him and his tongue gets stuck. He wakes up on the tropical island with his tongue still stuck to it.
  • At the end of Flushed Away, the evil Toad and his French cousin Le Frog actually get their tongues frozen onto a large pipe containing liquid nitrogen after Roddy smashes it apart to freeze the tidal wave Toad sent to drown the rats of Sewer-London. It's implied that the two amphibians were both arrested after they were unfrozen.
  • Frozen:
    • In the teaser trailer, Sven gets his tongue stuck on a frozen lake during a quarrel with Olaf over a carrot.
    • In the film proper, he does manage to get his tongue stuck to the rail of Elsa's ice staircase while Anna and Kristoff are inside talking to Elsa.
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2: When Toothless is using an icicle to draw in the snow, the icicle gets stuck to his tongue.
  • The Ice Age movies:
    • Scrat gets his tongue stuck to a glacier.
    • In the first movie, Sid gets his tongue stuck on the floor of an ice cave.
  • In Rise of the Guardians, a young boy gets his tongue stuck to the frozen water from a drinking fountain due to Jack Frost freezing various things around town.
  • In The Snow Queen, Orm gets his tongue stuck on some ice.
  • Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron: As a colt, Spirit gets his tongue stuck to a large icicle. He then snaps it off and carries it away with him until he melts his tongue free in his mouth.
  • Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry has Biff and Buzz dare Gorthan to do this when he's the first to reach Antarctica. This becomes a factor in his elimination, since he wasn't able to remove it when the ice he's standing on floats away.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • A Christmas Story, the Trope Codifier. Flick and Schwartz are debating on whether or not a tongue will get stuck to a frozen object. Flick is given a triple dog dare to lick the flag pole, and Mrs. Shields has to call the fire department to release him. note 
  • Dumb and Dumber: Happens on a ski lift, and Harry doesn't need any goading or triple-dog dares; he just says "Oh look, frost!" and sticks his tongue on it.
  • In the Czech film The Elementary School, the principal warns his students to be careful on this winter day and not to do certain things, including lick the metal handrail in front of the school. Lo and behold, the very next scene shows three boys stuck on said railing. They are then sent spitting blood, since two of the boys tear themselves off while being freed via a blowtorch and the third one gets a Dope Slap, biting down on his tongue, after being successfully rescued.
  • Happens to Lucy in Epic Movie (2007), also with tongue-tearing results. She even looks around to see if anyone is around (even though she's in the middle of the woods). In the unrated cut of the film, her tongue stretches to an insane length, and she attempts to cut free with a knife and axe.
  • In In Order of Disappearance, Nils' lip sticks momentarily to the barrel of his rifle when he attempts to eat his gun.
  • This happens to one of the frogs in It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie.
  • The former variation occurs in Jackass 2, when one of the guys freezes his balls to a block of ice.
  • Happens in Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman, with tongue-tearing results.
  • And that same variation occurs in Joe Dirt when a dog's testicles get stuck to the porch of a house during a cold night.
  • Another variation occurs in Saw III: Jeff freezes his cheek onto a set of pipes while reaching for a key to free a woman being sprayed with freezing water. He gets the key, tearing some skin off his cheek, but is too late to save her.
  • During a parody of The Exorcist in Scary Movie 2, the priest played by Andy Ritchter enters the room with the possessed girl inside and complains about how cold the room is. He then kisses the small metal cross he has with him, only for his lips to get stuck to it.
  • Butterball's tongue gets stuck to an icicle in Snow Buddies when he mistakes it for a popsicle.
  • A variation occurs in A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas. Hint: it's not Harold's tongue that gets stuck.
  • Whiteout: When Carrie is being chased at Vostok, she loses one of her gloves. When she opens the metal door, her hand freezes to it and she has to tear off a large chunk of skin to free herself. The hand later gets infected and requires the amputation of two fingers.

  • One of the beliefs cited in The American Credo—"That there was once a man who placed his tongue against the rails of the Monon railroad near Kokomo, Indiana, and, being unable to get loose, had his head cut off by a passenger train four hours later." (New #1130)
  • One of the stories in The Book of Heroic Failures tells of a man who knelt down to breathe on the lock of his car door in an effort to defrost it and ending up spending a freezing night outside with his lips stuck to the car door.
  • At the beginning of Neal Stephenson's Cobweb a guy tries to feel Desiree Dhont's bum, not realising that she has spent her whole life wrestling with her champion-grade brothers and is just as badass as they are. Before he knows what's happening, she slams his face into a freezing cold metal window frame and leaves him stuck to it.
  • In Farmer Boy, Almanzo is egged on to lick a pump handle, but knows better than to rise to the bait.
  • While not using the tongue, it is mentioned in Hogfather. Albert reminisces about a toy horse he wanted as a kid. "I must have spent hours staring at it with my nose pressed against the glass, until someone heard my cries and unfroze me."
  • One Paul Jennings story features a boy kissing an ice sculpture of a girl. The inevitable happens, inevitably, so he goes into a pool of water to melt it off.
  • The narrator in Popular Music From Vittula climbs to a mountain in the Himalayas, and kneels over to kiss a metal plate on the ground. He has to pee in a cup to free himself.
  • In The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963, Kenny's older brother Byron gets his lips stuck on the frozen car mirror while he and Kenny are supposed to be scraping ice off. His father makes fun of him for trying to kiss his reflection and cracks up over the fact that Byron's tongue didn't get stuck, meaning he didn't get "too passionate with himself". Kenny's mother is not amused, and—unable to use hot water to get him off—has to free Byron by ripping him off of the mirror. He keeps his lips, but is incredibly sore and has to cover them with Vaseline for a few days.
  • Warrior Cats
    • Ravenpaw goes to drink from a gutter on the barn roof, but ends up with his tongue stuck to the ice he wasn't expecting to be there.
    • In Sunrise, Hollyleaf gets her tongue stuck to a frozen pond. After much hilariousness, Brambleclaw gets her free by breathing on the ice to melt it.

    Live-Action TV 
  • The Doctor Blake Mysteries: In "The Call of the Void", the Victim of the Week dies clutching a shelf in a walk-in freezer. By the time he is found, his hand is frozen to the shelf and Lucien has to break his fingers to detach him.
  • On The Goldbergs, Adam dares Barry to stick his tongue in a pole. Barry gets even by pushing Adam's lips to the pole. And then they realize that no one knows where they are and they can't call for help.
  • The Head (2020 miniseries). One character has to strip down to fit through an Air-Vent Passageway; the problem is it's an Antarctic research station in the middle of winter, so she's heard screaming in agony as her bare skin touches the freezing metal as she squeezes through the gap.
  • Kenan & Kel get stuck in a restaurant's freezer and one of them gets his tongue stuck on a fish.
  • The Last Leg: In series 18, ep. 6, Josh—despite a warning from Adam—licks an ice sculpture of Mike the Cameraman (It Makes Sense in Context, kind of) and gets his tongue stuck and has to be pulled free by Alex.
  • Tested and confirmed on MythBusters. Evidently, enough people thought it to be a myth to justify it (possibly because the show was filmed in balmy California). This also showed how much damage it could cause. They stuck a pig's tongue to it, and when they pulled it off by force...
  • In one episode of QI, Phill Jupitus learns that the coldest place in the known universe is a science lab in an American university, containing a metal bar which has been cooled to a fraction above 0 Kelvin. He wonders if any of the scientists have ever been tempted to lick it.
  • An episode of Rescue 911 has this happen on one of their segments where a kid gets his tongue stuck in a freezer and the rescue squad has to come and free him.
  • The Paul Jennings story mentioned above was one of many adapted as an episode of Round the Twist. The ice statue Bronson kissed was of a girl who had red hair — who turned out to be his cousin.
  • Referenced in Scrubs. Turk is keeping his boxers in the freezer and JD's brother warns him to make sure he is completely dry "down there" before putting them on or he could end up with "a tongue on the flagpole situation".
  • On The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, London gets her tongue stuck a frozen smoothie that Zack had stuck on a popsicle stick.
  • The Terror: A rare non-comedic example. Due to the cold, the party are careful not to touch metal above deck with their bare flesh, otherwise they'll get stuck and lose several layers of skin trying to get free. Crozier (who really should know better) at one point makes the mistake of bringing a telescope too close to his eye, and nearly rips his eyelid off. Another man tears off most of the skin on his palm while preparing a cannon to fire at the Tuunbaq.
  • In one This Hour Has 22 Minutes segment, an eco-terrorist who blew up a pipeline in British Columbia offers some advice to other terrorists. He insists the media was wrong about no one being hurt, since he licked the pipeline not knowing his tongue would get stuck. Things got progressively worse when the bear showed up.
  • Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear. In a variant, it was a metal hex nut he was holding with his mouth — but since he was standing on the polar ice north of Canada at the time, it had the same effect.
  • Happens in one clip on World's Dumbest.... Chuck Nice even references A Christmas Story.

  • There's a verse about this in "There Are Many Dangers" by Crash Test Dummies.
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic: "Your Horoscope for Today" features a variant.
    Aquarius: There's travel in your future
    When your tongue freezes to the back of a speeding bus!

  • On Cabin Pressure, The Ditz flight attendant Arthur has trouble opening the plane's hold door with his gloves on when it's on the ground in St. Petersburg, so he takes them off. Once he's been freed with the liberal application of vodka, he goes to put his gloves back on and in order to do so, puts the keys he was holding in his mouth... The incident is a Chekhov's Gag that gets them out of a pickle later in the episode.
  • On A Prairie Home Companion Garrison Keillor jokingly suggested that pump handles (and frozen objects in general) have the ability to hypnotize children to make them stick their tongues on them.
  • Stuart McLean plays with this trope in one of his The Vinyl Cafe stories. A man gets stuck on the roof in the middle of winter. He contemplates peeing on the TV antenna, though knowledge of this trope prevents him from doing so.

    Video Games 
  • Not performable, but mentioned during a conversation with Alistair in Dragon Age: Origins. "Have you ever licked a lamppost in winter?" Becomes even more hillarious if you have a mod that allows the male Warden to romance Alistair. Dragon Age: Origins Awakening adds the staff Lamppost in Winter, the description stating that it is painfully cold and licking it would be unwise.
  • A level in the second Dumb Ways to Die game asks you not to lick a pole.
  • Ittle Dew: In one cutscene, Ittle is shown having her tongue stuck on the Ice Wand. It's just for show, though.
  • In Leisure Suit Larry 7: Love for Sail!, Larry can lick an ice sculpture and get his tongue stuck.
  • In Mass Effect, Ashley will tell people not to lick any poles if you talk to her on Noveria.
  • One loading screen video loop in Monday Night Combat features the Ice Men Pit Girl trying to pull free an Ice Men Tank... whose tongue is stuck to a ShaveIce turret.
  • In the Saints Row IV DLC, How the Saints Saved Christmas, in reference to the Trope Codifier, the Boss has to place their tongue on a pole in order to cause lightning to strike (just roll with it). Initially, this leads to an inversion of But Thou Must!, as there are only two "Refuse" options at the beginning, but refusing enough times will play the trope straight and solidify the Shout-Out as C.I.D triple dog-dares the Boss to do it, leading to two "Accept" options.
  • The (very surreal) Interactive Fiction game So Far dares you to lick a frozen pole. It's a bad idea, because you will get stuck and eventually freeze. While your tongue is stuck, all descriptions come back muddled, as if the narrator ith thalking with ith thung thuck to a thlagthole.
  • A Loading Screen in SSX 3 shows Viggo Rolig with his tongue stuck to the center pole of the ski lift gondola. In SSX Blur, set a year later, DJ Atomika says, "Just got a postcard from Viggo - he's recovering nicely from that whole 'tongue on the flagpole incident'."
  • In the Canada level of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3, there is an objective to help a guy called Chuck (specifically, "Get Chuck Unstuck") who has got his tongue stuck on a pole and is being taunted and having snowballs thrown at him by two bullies. This being a skateboarding game, what's the solution? Plow into him at full speed.
  • The GMTK game jam game Tongue-Tied has this as a premise. The protagonist's tongue is stuck to a flagpole, acting as a tether, and must gather orbs that make their tongue longer in order to find something to free themselves.

    Web Animation 
  • Happy Tree Friends:
    • In the episode "Tongue Twister Trouble", Sniffles the anteater gets his tongue frozen to a lake after trying to eat an ant.
    • In another episode, Giggles and Petunia get their lips frozen to Cro-Marmot's ice block after trying to kiss him.
  • This Newgrounds Flash short. For Bilingual Bonus, the sign on the pole says "Wishing pole: one lick = one wish".
  • Red vs. Blue: In season 14's "The 'Mission'", after finding the base on the ice planet, Iowa says that he touched it with his tongue to check if it was real and got stuck until he breathed hot air onto it.
  • Simon's Cat: Simon's cat briefly gets his tongue stuck trying to get to a fish in a frozen pond in "Icecapades".

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    Western Animation 
  • The 7D:
    • Lord Starchbottom gets his lip frozen to his trumpet in "The Long, Long Winter".
    • The Ice Witch gets Grumpy frozen to her lip after he tries to kiss her in "7 Frogs".
  • In Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Scratch and Grounder are in the Arctic cold, Scratch kisses Grounder, Hilarity Ensues.
  • In the first episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Aang gets his tongue frozen to his glider. Since he appears in the next scene not attached to the glider, he presumably detached himself.
  • Big City Greens: In "Winter Greens", while reporting on the snowfall in Big City, a reporter interviews little Benny, who has his tongue frozen on the Remingtons' front gate.
  • In the Camp Lazlo episode "Beans Are From Mars", Chip and Skip get their tongues stuck to an ice cream truck. Which then drives off.
  • The Casagrandes: In "A Very Casagrandes Christmas," Bobby gets his tongue stuck on a lamppost when he slips in an icy sidewalk, rams into some snow people, and slams into the lamppost. This, along with Ronnie Anne ripping him from the lamppost, renders him temporarily unintelligible.
  • In the Class of 3000 episode "Eddie's Money", Madison gets her tongue stuck on an ice sculpture at Eddie's birthday party. Twice.
  • Courage the Cowardly Dog's tongue gets stuck to a frozen Muriel in "Snowman's Revenge". This gets worse when the snowman snaps the poor dog's tongue in half to free him.
  • Danger Mouse: "Melting" begins In Medias Res with DM's butt frozen to a throne of ice as part of Pink Dawn's plan to reenact her favourite musical. He has to be rescued by Penfold with a hot water bottle.
  • Danny Phantom: In "Claw of the Wild", just before leaving the prison, Wulf somehow got his tongue stuck to a frozen Walker.
  • Darkwing Duck kisses a frozen fire hydrant in the Christmas Episode and his lips get stuck to it.
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy: In "Look Before You Ed", fed up with the Eds ruining the safety club's image, Jimmy locks them up in a cage blocked by ice. Eddy, in the midst of a Potty Emergency tries to lick his way out, only to get his tongue stuck on the ice.
  • Happens multiple times on Erky Perky, whenever the bugs get into the refrigerator. Fortunately, most of the characters have detachable tongues.
  • The Fairly OddParents!:
    • In the episode "Snow Bound", Timmy sticks his tongue to a frozen fishbowl and then proceeds to pull himself out of a pit he was stuck in using his tongue as a lasso.
    • Foop gets his tongue stuck to a lamppost after Poof grows gigantic enough to block out the sun and freeze the Earth in "The Terrible Twosome".
  • Not seen directly, but it is mentioned in the Futurama episode "A Leela of Her Own" that Hank Aaron XXIV once got his tongue stuck to his blernsball bat on a cold day.
  • Happens to Sir Roderick in Gawayn. Having won a fake Crystal of Gawayn in a game show, Roderick tries to get it to work by licking it. At this point, he discovers it is actually made of ice.
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Billy gets his tongue frozen to Santa's sleigh in the Christmas Special.
  • In the Grossology episode "Fangs a Lot", Professor Skinner gets stuck when he kisses a frozen, giant, genetically modified snake.
  • One of the stills for the Harvey Beaks episode It's Christmas, You Dorks shows Fee trying to pull Kratz's tongue off of a pole.
  • This happens to Mystique Sonia in the Penguin Castle episode of Hero: 108. She gets her Overly-Long Tongue stuck to a frozen bowling ball.
  • The Johnny Bravo episode "Get Stinky" has a scene early on where a slide show of the pranks Stinky Brownstein played on Johnny when they were kids is shown. One slide shows Johnny with his tongue stuck to the flagpole during winter, apparently the result of Stinky convincing Johnny the flagpole was made of candy.
  • When it starts snowing in King of the Hill, Peggy says "Nobody lick any flagpoles!"
  • In LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles , Han Solo gets his lips stuck on C-3PO when he kisses him on Hoth. Threepio is moping about not getting more recognition, and Han tries to kiss him. The last scene has Zek using his crystal arm to try and heat up Han's face enough to free the lips.
    Threepio: I wouldn't do that if I were you.
    Han: [muffled] My lips are stuck!
  • In the episode "Winter Wonder Wha?" in Littlest Pet Shop (2012), Vinnie got his tongue stuck on the frozen ground.
  • The Looney Tunes Show: In "A Christmas Carol", Daffy gets his butt frozen to a park bench during the song "Christmas Rules".
  • Penny from The Mighty B! once tried to do this on purpose. She failed.
  • In the The Mr. Men Show episode "Parties", Miss Whoops offered Mr. Bump to lick her strawberry flavored ice sculpture of herself. But Mr. Bump ended up getting his tongue stuck on a piece of the sculpture.
  • In the My Dad the Rock Star episode "Home For The Holly Daze" it is shown Rock did this when he was a child, but his Overly-Long Tongue kept it from sticking too long. And he tries this again as an adult!
  • In the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic episode "Hearth's Warming Eve", Scootaloo and some other poor anonymous filly get their tongues stuck to a huge (Christmas-tree-sized) candy-cane prop. They get better, though.
  • Phineas and Ferb: In "Out to Launch", Dr, Doofenshmirtz gets his tongue stuck on the giant ice cube tray he was using to hold Perry the Platypus prisoner.
  • Stimpy from The Ren & Stimpy Show once did this, once it became stuck he pulled until his tongue got ripped off.
  • SheZow: Maz, as MEAT-eor Man gets his tongue on a frozen Kelly Hamdon in "Coldfinger".
  • The Simpsons
    • One of the winter hazards faced by Lewis and Clarke (a.k.a. Lenny and Carl) in the episode "Magical History Tour".
    • Homer gets his tongue stuck to the ice sculpture at Otto's wedding.
    • In "The Springfield Files", Channel 6 News uses a file photo of Homer that shows him with his tongue stuck to a lamppost.
    • In "My Fair Laddy'', Bart stores Lisa's saxophone in the freezer and then hands it to her. Her tongue gets stuck when she attempts to blow it.
    • In "Homer the Heretic", while on the way to church during a winter storm, Maggie gets her tongue stuck to the side of her car seat.
  • The Skinner Boys: In "Freezer Burn", the Skinner boys are investigating a wrecked icebreaker when Butt-Monkey Edward trips over a dog and winds up with tongue stuck to a bollard.
  • A Smurf in The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol tries to lick an icicle and gets his tongue stuck on it. He is seen dancing with the other Smurfs with the icicle still stuck on his tongue.
  • Stan Lee discussed this in the The Spectacular Spider-Man "Blueprints" when he was talking to a crew member at the docks that he hates it when he sticks his tongue on a ship in the cold weather.
  • Happens to Patrick when he gets his tongue on a wooden pole when the Krusty Krab is frozen in the SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Krabs a la Mode"(not that he minded, though). Later on in the same episode, he also gets it stuck to the back of the clamboni.
  • In the Squirrel Boy episode "The Grim Cheaper", imaginary future Andy gets his tongue stuck on an icicle during the sled chase through the deep frozen house (which also makes sense in context).
  • Star vs. the Forces of Evil: In "Monster Bash", Star tries to cool a punch bowl with one of her spells and accidentally freezes it in a block of ice, then gets her tongue stuck to the ice.
  • Stōked: In "Channel Surfers", Reef attempts to kiss Lo while they are standing in the cool room. He misses and ends up with his tongue stuck to a metal strut.
  • Storm Hawks: In "Fire and Ice", Leugey gets his tongue stuck to a wall of ice.
  • Interesting, if sick, take on the subject in Superjail!: The Warden gets his tongue stuck on Alice's frozen body, while trying to lick her breasts...
  • Taz-Mania: Taz gets his tongue stuck to frozen dinner in "Take All of Me". Wendal's attempts to free him do not go well.
  • Total Drama:
    • In "Anything Yukon Do, I Can Do Better", Alejandro lures Bridgette in for a kiss only to get out of the way at the last second so she kisses a pole. Her tongue becomes stuck to it and Alejandro leaves with his team while Bridgette's team, due to past agreements, does not come looking for her. Team Amazon does drop by, but Chris distracts them by forcing Bridgette to sing and Team Amazon to be her backup. Even while her tongue is preoccupied, Bridgette powers through the song in hopes of getting help afterwards. However, Chris sends Team Amazon away and refuses to help Bridgette himself. Due to her absence, Team Victory loses and she's voted off. Because still no one helps her with the pole, her parachute becomes tangled around it when she's thrown out of the plane, but she does land safely in the end.
    • In the exclusive clip for "No Egg-spects the Spanish Opposition", Heather ends up in the Yukon after her Flush of Shame. She bumps into a pole, gets her tongue stuck to it, and can't free herself before a territorial polar bear walks by.
  • In Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race, MacArthur gets her tongue stuck to a trash can in Siberia after Josee shoves her.
  • The Venture Bros., "Now Museum, Now You Don't": Hank sticks his tongue to the ice block containing Ug-Ugh.
  • In Yvon of the Yukon, Harland and the Duke find themselves lost in the middle of the arctic tundra when they come across a set of train tracks. Wondering if a train is coming, Harland gives the sage advice: "If you stick your tongue to the train track and it doesn't stick, then a train has gone by, and if it does stick, then a train is coming". The Duke tries this, and naturally gets his tongue stuck to the tracks.
  • In the Zeke's Pad episode "The Artful Dodger", Zeke's dad gets the Captivity Harmonica he was playing inside the snowbound house stuck to his lips.


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