Putting The Foot Down
What? No. No. I'm not falling for any more of your smooth talk! I don't know what you're up to, but my entire shell is tingling. Know what? I'm listening to it this time, and I'm putting my foot down.
~ Verne puts his foot down after he and RJ had an argument about the food

Like Releasing Stress, Putting the Foot Down is a positive alternative to the Villainous Breakdown. In this situation, the hero or heroine reaches the end of his or her rope. He or she channels that into making a firm policy, making a clear statement, and/or using firm discipline, whether it's scolding someone for doing something terrible or standing up against the villain.


  • Belle puts her foot down several times in Beauty and the Beast, like when she tells off the Beast for scaring her and standing up to Gaston.
  • Roger Radcliffe puts his foot down and tells Cruella De Vil that he and Anita are not selling Pongo and Perdita's puppies.
  • Marge Simpson scolds her son Bart for his pranks.
  • Darkwing Duck often scolds his daughter Gosalyn for disobeying him and her misbehavior throughout the Darkwing Duck series.
  • Mufasa scolds Young Simba for disobeying him and putting Nala in harm's way.
  • Edd puts his foot down to Eddy's mischief, and sometimes to Ed too.
  • Delia Ketchum scolding her son Ash for his recklessness in the second Pokemon film
  • Mavis puts her foot down that Dracula abandons Jonathan.
  • Helen Parr firmly orders Violet and Dash to get a grip.
  • Princess Bala does so when she stands up to General Mandible and reveals his evil plan to flood the colony.
  • Verne puts his foot down after he and RJ had an argument about the food.
  • Brandon scolds Ash Ketchum for his recklessness and carelessness, which resulted in him to be possessed by the King of Pokelantis
  • Mr. Krabs scolds Patrick, alongside Spongebob, for selling his crabby patties without his permission, while Patrick was selling Krabby Patty google-eye sculptures at a higher price.
  • Nelson and Molly scolds Eddie for playing on dangerous things like what he's not supposed to do and not listening to advice from other animals.
  • Mac & Coco scolds Bloo for scaring kids.
  • Vegeta scolds Goku for not saving their sons and Piccolo after Kid Buu destroyed the Earth.
  • The Crystal Gems scolds Steven Universe for disobeying an order.
  • Homer Simpson scolds his son Bart for not watching Maggie and banning him from seeing the new Itchy & Scratchy movie.
  • Marge Simpson scolds her husband Homer for dumping the silo in the lake and letting the EPA put a dome on Springfield.
  • Stacey Johnston and Richard Gibson scold Jason after he was falsely blamed for shoplifting by Quincy Maroone. That night, because of this, Jason put his foot down at Stacey for the unjustified punishment and the false accusation that made him an outcast. Next, after finding out that Jason was framed, Stacey stood up to Maroone, but she was going to call the police.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Turner scold their son, Timmy for using the elements from Maho Mushi to unintentionally ruin both their jobs and banning him from watching TV.
  • Sheila Broflovski, Sharon Marsh and Liane Cartman scolds their sons, Stan, Kyle and Cartman for seeing the Terrance and Philip movie again and grounding them.
  • Mr. Anderson sends Riley to her room after she makes a scene at the dinner table and yells at him to shut up.
  • Nolan Walsh orders his daughter Channing to get back in his truck, but it's no use.
  • Linda Flynn and Lawrence Fletcher scold their daughter, Candace for throwing a wild party when she is forbidden to do it.
  • Drew Pickles scolds his daughter, Angelica for wrecking his home office and sending her to her room.
  • Leah Estrogen stands up to Mayor Phlegmming when he blows off her point that Jones was right about Thrax. Realizing the mayor only cares about his re-election, she heads to the hypothalamus herself.
  • Stinger scolds Maverick for disobeying a direct order to land his plane even though he was trying to save Cougar from crashing his plane.
  • James Henry Trotter stands up to his aunts in New York City.
  • Baloo puts his foot down with Mowgli, while having to take him back to the Man-Village.
  • Mrs. Georgina Leary stands up to Tabitha Harperstein for the murders of Andrew Waltrip's parents and hurting Andrew.
  • Bagheera puts his foot down with Mowgli for using human tricks in the jungle, thus disobeying Akela.
  • Kira Watanabe stands up to Coco LaBouche for deceiving Chas Finster and mistreating the Rugrats.
  • Mavis scolds her father Dracula when she discovered the viral video of him tossing Dennis over the edge of a tower.
  • Queen Elinor orders Merida to listen to her about her future.
  • Chakotay scolds B'Elanna Torres for pushing Joe Carey and fighting with him.
  • Mowgli put his foot down with Baloo, for scaring Shanti, because he changes his mind.
  • Lady puts her foot down with Tramp, for getting her into trouble.
  • Rose Dewitt Bukater puts her foot down with her mother Ruth, when she learns that there aren't enough lifeboats for everyone on board, and she also puts her foot down with her abusive fiancé Cal Hockley, when she finds out that he framed Jack Dawson for stealing the Heart of the Ocean diamond necklace.
  • Kerchak puts the foot down with Tarzan by ordering him to stay away from the humans and to protect the gorillas Later Kerchak tells Tarzan off for disobeying his orders to stay away from the humans as well as fighting, over-powering and almost strangling him to death and for betraying the gorillas.
  • The Genie puts the foot down with Aladdin, when Al thinks he can't get him and Abu out of the Cave of Wonders.
  • Bulma scolding Krillin, Yamcha and Master Roshi for having Goten and Trunks in the Time Chamber to be killed by Super Buu.
  • Jason Shepherd puts his foot down with Marty Wolf after he burns his story Big Fat Liar.
  • Big Macintosh scolds the Cutie Mark Crusaders (Apple Bloom, Scootaloo, and Sweetie Belle) for writing mean-spirited gossip about him and Applejack.
  • Jiminy Cricket puts his foot down after discovering that Pinocchio is friends with Lampwick.
  • Stu and Didi Pickles grounds their son, Tommy for taking Stu's medallion without asking.
  • The Crystal Gems and Greg scolding Steven Universe for trying to run away with Connie and banning him from TV for 1,000 years.
  • Sykes puts his fin down with Oscar, for making the horse lost the race.
  • Nicole sending Gumball and Darwin to the car and grounds, for causing mischief in the mall.
  • Benson putting the foot down with Mordecai and Rigby, for throwing a wild pizza party at a lake.
  • Stan always make Dipper do dumb chores. He's putting his foot down this time.
  • Chief Bogo reprimands Judy Hopps for leaving her post and causing trouble in Little Rodentia.
  • Nick Wilde berates Judy Hopps for her speech about predators going savage.
  • Tantor scolds Terk over her "emotional constipation", and tells her that Tarzan really needs their help.
  • Ella puts her foot down with Lady Tremaine, calling her out on her cruelty.
  • Mickey Mouse scolds his dog, Pluto for chasing an innocent kitten.
  • Popeye scolds his nephews for making music in the middle of the night.
  • Nelson putting his foot down with Nigel, for knocked over his house of leaves.
  • Aviva putting her foot down with Martin, for testing the stone digger before it was ready, destroy the stone digger.
  • Pappy scolds Paz and Dog for destroying his globe.
  • Major and Mother Clanger scold Small into using a silly invention for Granny's birthday.
  • Nicholas Lorenz puts his foot down at his father, Ernst for almost getting him booked to jail by taking his tickets to the Running Stones for a thirty wreck to have a party.
  • Robert Hawkins scolds his son, Virgil for running away from the police who appears to be his new girlfriend and grounds him.
  • Basil of Baker Street puts his foot down by refusing to take Olivia Flaversham on the case to rescue her father from Professor Ratigan.
  • Carey Martin scolds her sons, Zack and Cody for crashing the wedding and grounding them.
  • Donald Davenport scolds Leo, Adam, Bree and Chase for coming home past curfew and grounds them for three weeks. Later, he grounds them forever for using his memory-erasing device.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Read scolds their son, Arthur for punching D.W. in the arm and bans him from TV for a week.


~ Belle putting her foot down on the Beast's lack of manners.

Give me my son.
~ Mavis putting her foot down while being furious with Dracula for endangering her son.

All of you, in the car NOW!
~ R.L. Stine to Zach, Hannah, and Champ before taking them home to scold them for releasing the monsters that he imprisoned.

(Eddy and Ed follow Edd: Hey! Where ya goin? You're headin back into the swamp! My bro don't live...) (Eddy reaching for Edd's shoulder but Edd slapping his hand away releasing his repressed rage) Don't you DARE touch me! A sap? Well excuse my sincerity, but thinking I had lost the only two people I have left in this world. (Eddy smiling, sure Edd's putting on an act: And?) It's surprising, because your stubborn, inane desire to shock, sandbag and swindle is what put us here in the first place! (Ed indignant: I helped too!) (Edd turns to Ed angrily. Edd then turns back to Eddy and resumes his rant.) You and your nefarious scams!
~ Edd puts his foot down to Eddy's mischief.

Simba, I'm VERY disappointed in you. (Young Simba: I know.) You could have been killed. You deliberately disobeyed me. And what's worse, you put Nala in danger.
~ Mufasa scolding Simba for disobeying him and putting Nala in risk.

Eat it, McLean! If you need me, I'll be in the plane, waiting for a ride home!
~ Duncan angrily tells Chris off and quits the show.

Candace, I trusted you! I can't believe you threw a party! (Candace, lying: I didn't threw a party!) Well then, whose party is it? (The teens open the door, chanting) (Party members: Candace party! Candace party!) Young lady, you are so busted! Tell your friends to go straight home and go straight up to your room!
~ Linda Flynn scolding her daughter Candace for throwing a party.

All right, that's it! No more arrows, no more sidekick, no more Quiverwing Quack! I was right to begin with, you aren't old enough to handle being a hero on your own, now GO TO YOUR ROOM!
~ Darkwing Duck putting his foot down and scolding his daughter Gosalyn for her reckless endangerment.

Tim, you left your post. You put us all in danger. (Timmy, protesting: But I--) You've got to learn to listen. You always think you know better than everyone else.
~ Justin scolding Timmy Brisby for leaving his post.

You're sick, you know that? All I wanted you to do was CALL MY DAD AND TELL HIM I WROTE THAT PAPER! (Wolf, arrogantly: Or else what? You're going to shoot me with a spitball? Hmm? Gonna give me a wedgie? Grow up, Shepherd! This is Hollywood, baby. It's a dog-eat-dog town. Worse. We got cats eating cats. We got fish munching fish. We play by our own rules.) (He pinches Jason's cheek, then Jason shoves his hand down. Wolf walks on the other side of his desk.) I am not leaving, until you make that call. (Wolf: Oh, I'll make a call, all right.)
~ Jason Shepherd angry at Marty Wolf for burning his class paper and tells the arrogant producer to call his father.

(Tantor hears Tarzan's cry for help) That sounded like Tarzan! He sounded like-like he was in trouble. (Terk, selfishly: Yeah, well, why doesn't he get his new friends to help him? I don't care.) Thaaat's IT!! (Tantor grabs Terk with his trunk) I'VE HAD IT WITH YOU AND YOUR EMOTIONAL CONSTIPATION! TARZAN NEEDS US, AND WE'RE GONNA HELP HIM! YA GOT THAT?! (He puts Terk on his back.) Now, pipe down, and hang on tight! We've got a boat to catch.
~ Tantor calling Terk out on her selfishness upon hearing Tarzan's cry for help before heading to the rescue.

That's it! Go to your room! Now!
~ Bill Andersen sending Riley Andersen to her room for making a scene at the dinner table.

Ralph, you're grounded! (Ralph: But-but I did what you said). You did what I said, but I didn't say to do but you did it. Parked that motorcycle and don't let me catch you riding in it again! (Ralph: But I) NOW!
~ Uncle Lester scolds Ralph the Mouse for playing rough with the kid mice, into not sharing his motorcycle.

(Drew opens his office door to find Angelica making paper-dolls out of his worksheets and sees his home office completely trashed. He is furious!) ANGELICA!! (Angelica Pickles: Oh! Hello, Daddy.) Angelica! What did Daddy say about playing in his study? (Angelica Pickles: Mmm...) (Drew points his finger at her) Didn't Daddy tell you not to play in here?! Didn't Daddy specifically explain to you about a hundred times how important his papers are??!! (Angelica Pickles: Yes, daddy. I'm so sorry. I'll never do it again. I promise.) Angelica, it's not gonna work this time! (Angelica Pickles: Ok, I'm really, really sorry, daddy, dear. I promise, I'll never, ever-) (Drew becomes furious and denies her apology) You're not being sincere, young lady! (Angelica gasps) This time, you're in big trouble! (Angelica Pickles: Daddy, you're silly. I can't be in trouble. I'm Angelica, your only daughter, you're princess, your cupcake, you little tax shelter.) (Drew refuses to listen and instead puts Angelica to her room as punishment) And you're gonna stay in your room! (Angelica Pickles: But daddy...) (Drew cuts her off) You're gonna stay in your room and think about what you've done! (Drew slams the door)
~ Drew Pickles scolding his daughter Angelica for wrecking his home office and sending her to her room in the Rugrats episode, "Runaway Angelica".

You buttered your bread. Now sleep in it!
~ Jiminy Cricket putting his foot down after discovering that Pinocchio is friends with Lampwick.

I am exacitically three inches high, and it is a very good height indeed!
~ Caterpillar scolds Alice that she insult him.

(Boog wakes up to discover he's in the woods.) AAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!! (Boog's scream echoes through the forest) Where's home?! It's gone! Someone stole it! (Elliot comes out of the bag) (Elliot: Hey. Could you keep it down? I'm tryin' to sleep here. [yawns in Boog's face; Boog shakes angrily]) YOU! (Elliot: No, I didn't do it!) (Boog holds Elliot over a steep cliff.) Take a good look, Elliot. What do you see, Elliot? Something's missing. What is it, Elliot? What is it?! (Elliot: Wait. Don't tell me...) TIMBERLINE IS MISSING! (Elliot: Aww! I was just gonna say that!) My garage is missin'! My breakfast, lunch and dinner are missing! My life is missing. And it's all...your...FAULT! (Elliot: What're you gonna do?) (Boog drops him...into his other paw) (Elliot: AAAAAAHHHHH!!!.... (realizes he wasn't falling, chuckles) You're funny. I thought "maybe, then I was like uh-uh and then—") (Boog tosses Elliot over his shoulder)
~ Boog blaming Elliot for getting him sent to the woods.

(Judy Hopps: Oh, that went so fast. I didn't get a chance to mention you, or say anything about how we--) Oh, I think you said plenty. (Judy: What do you mean?) "Clearly, there's a biological component?" "These predators may be reverting back to their primitive savage ways?" Are you serious? (Judy: I just stated the facts of the case. I mean, it's not like a bunny can go savage.) Right. But a fox could, huh? (Judy: Nick, stop it. You're not like them.) (Nick gets angry) Oh, there's a "them", now? (Judy: Ugh. You know what I mean. You're not that kind of predator.) The kind that needs to get muzzled? The kind that makes you believe that you need to carry around fox repellent? Yeah, don't think I didn't notice that little item on the first time we met. So l-let me ask you a question: Are you afraid of me? (Judy didn't answer.) Do you think I might go nuts? Do you think I might go savage? Do you think I might try to...(Nick jumps forward) EAT YOU? (Judy jumps back, and she puts her hand over Fox Spray.) I knew it. Just when I thought someone actually believed in me, huh. (Nick hands his employment application to Judy.) Probably best if you don't have a predator as a partner. (Nick leaves.)
~ Nick Wilde telling Judy Hopps off about her speech about predators going savage.

(Iago pops his hand out of the sand, coughing) Finally! This is terrific! (Strains to pull himself out and comes out with Jafar's black lamp underneath him) I've got sand in places I didn't even know I had! (Jafar: [from inside his lamp]Spare me your prattling, Iago! Are we out yet?!) "Are we out yet?" "Are we out yet?!" Yes, we're out! No thanks to you! If it weren't for me, you'd be stuck down there forever! (The lamp rumbles with Jafar's fury) (Jafar: IAGO!!!!) (Jafar's yell sends Iago blasted out of the lamp and landing face-first into a a clump of sand. Jafar's lamp glows red as he angrily speaks.) (Jafar: You will now release that I may have my revenge.) (Iago pulls himself out of the sand and dusts himself off) Yeah, yeah, when I'm good and ready. (Jafar: DO AS I SAY, YOU WORTHLESS PIPSQUEAK!) Ya know somethin'? You're NOTHING without me! (Jafar: WHAT?!) Who comes up with all the good ideas? ME! Who does all the work? ME! (Jafar: If it weren't for ME, you'd still be in a cage at the bazaar, squawking, "Polly want a cracker!" (Iago snarls with rage. He's finally had enough!) ♪That's it, I've had it! I hate to be dramatic but it's time for me to fly the coop!/ Terrific! Fine! / I'm drawin' the line / Before I wind up in a parrot soup! (Iago picks up Jafar's lamp and flies to a nearby water well) I was a fool to let you run the show/ I'm cuttin' ya loose, pal! / Look out below! (drops the lamp down the well)/ Arrividerci! / C'est la vie! / Hope all goes well! I'm lookin' out for ME! ♪
~ Iago finally fed up with Jafar's abuse, abandons him as he drops the black lamp into a nearby well.

Spejson: Oh crap, sorry Wojtas. Wojtas, angrily: You will clean this! Spejson: All right, Well. Wojtas: With bare hands!
~ Wojtas scolds Spejson for accidental soiling his car

Yeah, Bloo! These kids like Coco more than YOU, and you are jealous!
~ Mac and Coco scolding Bloo for scaring kids

Vegeta (angry): And what do we have here! (Vegeta pulls Goku by the shirt and groans) IDIOT! How could you! You saved the Namek boy and that big oaf instead of your own sons!? Have you lost your mind!?
~ Vegeta scolding Goku for not saving their sons and Piccolo after Kid Buu destroyed the Earth.

I am not seven years old anymore, Aunt Trunchbull!
~ Jennifer Honey standing up to Agatha Trunchbull, revealing that Miss Trunchbull is her aunt.

Listen, Ms. Harperstein, you can't treat Andrew badly or kill his parents for revenge. Mr. Ratwell has heard about this, for what you have done was very wrong! (Tabitha, with evil glee: I ruined his life once. I can ruin yours too, my old friend.) (Mrs. Leary, finally fed up with Tabitha's abuse, stands up to her.) I am not a child anymore, Tabitha!
~ Mrs. Georgina Leary finally standing up to Tabitha Harperstein, putting her foot down at the evil woman for murdering Andrew Waltrip's parents and hurting Andrew.

All right, hold it! This isn't you! I think inside you're still Darkwing Duck, and you're still my Dad. (Darkwarior Duck discards the water hose and switches to a bigger weapon) I'm not afraid of your old Gas Gun!
~ Gosalyn putting her foot down and standing up to Darkwarrior Duck

Why are you so cruel? You don't understand it, I've tried to be kind to you. (Tremaine: You? Kind to Me?) Yes. And no one deserves to be treated the way you've treated me!
~ Ella confronting Lady Tremaine.

Madame LaBouche, you cannot go through with this. It's obvious you really don't love Chas or Chuckie. (Coco: Which is which again?) (Kira gasps) I can no longer stand by, and watch you destroy their lives. I'm going to tell Chas the truth, and there is not a thing you can do to stop me.
~ Kira Watanabe standing up to Coco LaBouche for deceiving Chas Finster.

I've just about had enough of you! Go that way! You'll be malfunctioning within a day, You Near-Sighted Scrap Pile! And don't let me catch you following me begging for help, Because you won't get it!
~ C-3PO putting the foot down with R2-D2.

(Cruella: When can the puppies leave their mother? Two weeks? Three weeks?) Never. (Cruella, shocked: What?) We're- we're- we're not- not s-selling the... the puppies. N-n-not a singl- single one, do you understand? (Cruella: Why, Anita, is he serious? I really don't know Roger.) (Anita: Well, Cruella, he seems to...) (Cruella: Oh, surely he must be joking.) No, no, no, no, I-I-I-I-I mean it. You're- You're not getting one. N-Not- Not one. A-And that- that's... final. (Pongo nods in agreement)
~ Roger Radcliffe refusing to sell Pongo and Perdita's puppies to Cruella De Vil and nervously puts his foot down.

(Aladdin: Provisos? Y'mean, Limitations, on wishes? Some all-powerful Genie, he can't even bring people back from the dead. I dunno, Abu. He probably can't even get us out of this cave. Looks like we're gonna have to find a way outta here.) (Genie stomps his foot to stop the duo.) Excuse me! Are you lookin' at me? Did you rub my lamp? Did you wake me up? Did you bring me here? And all of a sudden, you're walkin' out on me? I don't think so! Not right now! YOU'RE GETTIN' YOUR WISHES, SO SIT DOWN!!!''
~ Genie putting his foot down with Aladdin after Al doubts that he can get him and Abu out of the Cave of Wonders.

~ Dave Seville (constantly) putting his foot down at Alvin's recklessness.

I can't believe you test-drove the Stone Digger before it was ready! Even when I told you not to! And you destroyed it! It wasn't ready!
~ Aviva putting the foot down, that Martin destroyed the stone digger.

Nigel! I told you not to touch my house of leaves! Go and stand beside the naughty tree!
~ Nelson, yells at Nigel for knocking down the House of Leaves.

I AM the queen! You listen to ME!
~ Queen Elinor putting her foot down with Merida.

Dames! What dames? Jessica's the only one to me! You'll see. We'll rise above this pickling peccadillo! We're going to be happy again. You got that? Capital H-A-P-P-I!
~ Roger Rabbit angrily yelling at Eddie Valiant about him and Jessica going to be happy.

(Homer Simpson: I know I screwed up. This is big.) It’s huge! We're homeless! Our friends wanna kill us! Before we can even stay in the same room with you, I need to know what was going through your mind when you didn't listen to me and dumped that silo in the lake! (Homer shrugs cluelessly) HOMER! (Homer Simpson: I dunno what to tell you, Marge! I don't think about things. I respect people who do, but I just try to make the days not hurt until I get to crawl in next to you again.) Aww. (Bart, Lisa, and Maggie give her a disapproving look) (in a disgusted tone) I mean, oh...
~ Marge Simpson scolding Homer for disobeying her and dumping the silo in the lake, causing Springfield to be domed and the citizens to turn against them.

(Mrs. Turner discovers that Timmy copies every pose from Maho Mushi and decides to turn the TV off for good and Timmy becomes shocked.) (Timmy Turner, shocked: Hey, I was watching that.) (Mrs. Turner (sternly): Timmy, if we can't trust you not to imitate television, maybe you can't be trusted to even watch television.) (Mr. Turner (angrily): You're grounded, mister! And that means no TV either!) (Timmy Turner, angry: What?! You can't do that to me!)
~ Mr. and Mrs. Turner scolding Timmy for using the elements from Maho Mushi to unintentionally ruin both their jobs and banning him from watching TV.

Now you kids get back to bed and go to sleep! GOOD NIGHT!
~ Popeye, scolds his nephews for making music in the middle of the night.

I just can't believe you deliberately disobeyed me. (Channing Walsh: I can't believe you took her side.) No, I didn't took her side, and don't change the subject. (Channing Walsh: Mom would've let me ride--) (Her father cuts her off.) You know, don't bring your mother into this conversation. Just don't. (Channing Walsh: Why not? At least she would've tried to understand. It's more than I can say for you.) (Channing gets out of her father's truck.) Don't get out of the truck. Channing, get back in the truck. (Channing didn't listen, and climbs on Stripes' back.) Don't do it. (But then Channing took off on Stripes)
~ Nolan Walsh ordering his daughter Channing to get back in his truck, but once again, Channing disobeyed her father.

(Chakotay comes in B'lanna Torres' quarters and B'lanna throws a bowl at Chakotay, but misses and Chakotay gives B'lanna the PADD that contains the medical report on Liutentant Carey) Chakotay: Here, B'lanna Torres: What's this? Chakotay: The medical report on Lieutenant Carey. B'lanna Torres (frustrated): Lieutenant Carey is an idiot! When I tell you what happened- Chakotay (Cutting her off): I don't want to hear it! You might be interested to know that the impact fractures along his cranium were pretty severe. If you'd hit him just a little harder, you could have driven some of those bones into his cerebellum. B'lanna Torres: I didn't even come close to hitting him that hard. Chakotay (angrily): So on the one side, I'm facing a Vulcan who wants court-martial you. And on the other, I'm facing all the Maquis who are ready to seize this ship over this. You've turned this into one lousy day for me, Torres!
~ Chakotay scolding B'Elanna Torres for pushing Joe Carey and fighting him.

~ Lenny put his tail-fin down with his dad, into letting go the shrimps.

Oh, perfect. Gone five minutes and my own daughter forgets my name, just like she forgot she was supposed to stay in the RatCatcher. (Gosalyn: Launchpad!) Don't change the subject, I have had it with you, young lady, you are grounded for a month.
~ Darkwing Duck putting his webbed-foot down and scolding his daughter Gosalyn for disobeying his order to stay in the RatCatcher

(Dash: We're dead! We're dead! We survived but we're dead! ) Stop it! We are not gonna die! Now both of you will get a grip, or so help me, I will GROUND you for a month! Understand?!
~ Helen Parr being firm at the panicking Violet and Dash.

(SpongeBob and Squidward finally arrive at the customer's house to deliver the pizza) (SpongeBob: I can't wait to see the look on our customer's face! (rings doorbell) (Customer: Yeah?) (SpongeBob: Congratulations, sir! Your Krabby Patty Pizza's here! (Customer: Wow! Thanks, I've been dying for one of these--wait. Where's my drink?) (SpongeBob: What drink?) (Customer [in an angry tone]: My drink!? My diet Dr. Kelp. Don't tell me you forgot my drink!) (SpongeBob (checking through the order): But, you didn't order any... ) (Customer: How am I supposed to eat this pizza without MY DRINK?!) (SpongeBob (tears start rolling down his face): But...but...) (Customer: Didn't you ever ONCE think of the customer?! [tosses the pizza back] You call yourself a delivery boy?! WELL, I AIN'T BUYIN'!) (slams the door. SpongeBob goes over to Squidward, smiling and trying not to cry) Sponge? Sponge? It's okay. Sponge? (SpongeBob drops the pizza, falls over, starts sobbing and absorbs his tears) Sponge? (Squidward gets angry, grabs the pizza, stomps towards the Customer's house and pounds on the door.) (Customer: Another one?! Look, I told your little friend I ain't payin' for that!) Well, THIS one's on the HOUSE!! (slams the pizza box in the customer's face, knocking him out) (SpongeBob (sniffling): Did he change his mind?) He sure did. Ate the whole thing in one bite. (SpongeBob (stops crying): No drink?) Nope.
~ Squidward slamming the pizza in the rude customer's face for berating SpongeBob for not bringing him a drink (which he never even ordered).

Kion, Kiara tells me that you've asked Bunga to join the lion guard. (Simba looks at Fuli, Ono, Beshte and Bunga) (Bunga: Hey!) Is this true? (Kion: Well, yeah. I was just talking to all my friends about it.) (Simba is shocked) Your friends? Kion, I asked you to assemble the new lion guard. Instead, you were just playing with your friends? (Kion: I'm not playing, Dad! My friends are the new lion guard! Fuli is the fastest, Beshte is the strongest, Ono is the keenest of sight, and the bravest, it's Bunga!) Kion, the lion guard has always been made of lions! Do you really think a lion guard with only one lion can protect the pridelands? (Kion: Well, actually--) Son, listen. The lion guard isn't a game you play with your friends, it's real. The circle of life and your life will depend on who's on your team. (Kion has a disappointed look on his face.) Please, Kion. There are plenty of good lions for the guard. I need you to take your new responsibility seriously. Just as seriously as Kiara takes hers. (Simba leaves) (Kion: But I do take it seriously.) (Bunga: Kion!) (Beshte: Little B, I think Kion needs some time to himself.)
~ Simba berating Kion for letting his friends join the lion guard.

(As Tarzan holds off an enraged Kerchak, Jane, her father and Mr. Clayton run for their lives. Then Tarzan releases the Gorilla leader from his grip and Kerchak is now out of breath.) (Tarzan looks up to see his mother Kala, his best friend Terk and all the other gorillas silently horrified and saddened by his actions, and he looks at his hands and starts to regret what he had done.) (Tarzan, trying to reason with the gorilla leader: Kerchak...I didn't...I'm sorry..) I asked you to protect our family...(The gorilla leader sighs in disgust and anger.) And you...betrayed us all! (Tarzan then runs away from the family, ashamed of his actions and now truly regrets fighting Kerchak.)
~ Kerchak telling Tarzan off for bringing the humans to the gorillas and for betraying their family.

Steven Universe: I'm grounded? Pearl (sternly): Yes, you're grounded. Garnet: You disobeyed an order. Amethyst: And now we're gonna bury you until you have learned your lesson. Steven Universe: Aah! That's not how grounding works!
~ The Gems put their feet down with Steven, for disobeying the orders.

Ralph! I’m so glad to see you. (Felix throws his arms around Ralph. Changing his mind, he lets go and turns away from him). (Ralph tries to talk) Wait. No, I’m not. What do you have to say for yourself? Wait, I don’t want to hear it. I’m not talking to you. (Ralph: Ok, don’t talk, that’s fine. But you have to fix this go-kart for me, pronto). I don’t have to do boo...forgive my potty mouth. I’m just so, so, cross with you. Do you have any idea what you’ve put me through? I ran higgledy-piggledy all over creation looking for you. I almost drowned in chocolate milk mix. And then I met the most dynamite gal. She just gives me the honey-glow something awful. But she rebuffed my affections. And then I got thrown in jail. (Ralph: Felix, pull yourself together!) No, Ralph, you don’t know what it’s like to be rejected and treated like a criminal!
~ Fix-It Felix puts his foot down with Ralph, for running away from his game and making Felix go obstacles and losing a girlfriend.

Go to your room, mister. You're grounded for the rest of the night!
~ Mama Krabs sending Mr. Krabs to his room for stealing her bloomers.

So you see, I have to quit the team. (Bradley Uppercrust III [piercing the pool table in surprise upon hearing what Goofy said]: Excuse me?) (Tank: You what? No way!) (Slouch: What's he talkin' about?) (Bradley Uppercrust III: Just what makes you think you can change your mind on the last day of the competition?) (Tank [grabbing Goofy]: Should I knock some sense into his big melon?) (Bradley Uppercrust III: Whoa, whoa. Down, Tank. Easy, boy. (points a pool cue at Goofy's face) If you're thinking you're quitting the Gammas to join that freshman geek son of yours, you've got another thing comin'.) (Tank: Bull's-eye, baby. Dog-boy's in trouble, and Daddy's gonna bail him out.) No, siree, sir. (Goofy grabs the pool cue and slams it on Tank's foot) (Tank: Ow! My bunion!) I'm not gonna be on ANYONE'S team! (Bradley Uppercrust III: Smart man. But you forgot one thing. Nobody, I repeat...NOBODY QUITS THE GAMMAS!) If you were such darn winners before, you'll be just fine without me. I'm leavin' the Gammas, and that's that. (Bradley Uppercrust III: Oh, no, no, no. You're not leaving the Gammas.) (Cut to Goofy being kicked out of the Frat House.) (Bradley Uppercrust III: The Gammas are leaving YOU!) [slams door shut]
~ Goofy putting his foot down telling Bradley Uppercrust he's quitting the Gammas--only for Brad to kick him out instead.

Of course they are. That's what it's all about, isn't it? That's what it's always been about! Gifts! Gifts. Gifts, gifts, gifts, gifts, gifts, gifts. You want to know what happens to your gifts? They all come to me. In your garbage. You see what I'm saying? In your garbage! I could hang myself with all the bad Christmas neckties I found at the dump! And the avarice. The avarice never ends! "I want golf clubs." "I want diamonds." "I want a pony, so I can ride it twice, get bored, and sell it to make glue." Look, I don't want to make waves, but this whole Christmas season is... stupid, stupid, stupid! There is, however... one teeny-tiny... Christmas tradition... I find... quite meaningful. Mistletoe. Now, pucker up and kiss it, Whoville!
~ The Grinch getting even with the Whoville citizens

(Max rushes into the bathroom where Katie is brushing her teeth) (Max: Duke is just ruining our lives! It's an emergency that you get rid of this dog! He stole my--) (All Katie can hear is Max's barking) (Max: And he's scary, frightening, and he's the death of all good things!) (Katie: Oh, you little cutie pie! [shoves Max out of the bathroom] We'll play tomorrow, buddy, okay? Okay, sleep well.) (She closes the door. Duke glares at Max) Are you trying to get rid of me?! (Max, nervously: Before I answer that, I'd like to know how much you heard.) So that's how it's gonna be, huh?! Oh, man, are you making me angry! And when I get angry, I do this! (snarls) And I don't wanna do that! I need this place! And if it's gonna come down to you or me, it's gonna be ME! (Duke barks fiercely at Max, who cowers. Duke walks back to Max's bed. Max lays down on the huge blanket, but Duke swipes it and covers himself with it.)
~ Duke putting his paw down at Max for trying to get rid of him, saying if they don't get along, it won't be pretty.

No it's not, you're wrong! Don't ever say that Tai, it's not like me at all. (Tai Kamiya: But Sora, it is like you. You're always thinking of everyone else.) No way, I don't care what happens to everyone else. The truth is you don't know the first thing about me. So back off!
~ Sora Takenouchi putting her foot down with Tai after he tells her that the crest of love is perfect for her.

Your "race rage" is out of control and I was this close leaving! (Stephanie: I'm sorry, what? "Race rage"?) You're sweet, Stephanie. When things get competitive, you become a RAGING, PSYCHOTIC BULL! (Stephanie: BULLS… ARE… MALES!) WHATEVER! She-bull!'
~ Ryan putting his foot down with Stephanie, finally fed up with Stephanie's competitive nature.

(Don: 12th!) (Kelly: Well, honey. At least, no one's pretty.) (Taylor: You need to step up your game, mother. But serious.) We're a team, Taylor. (Taylor: I know. You're not used to winning like me, but maybe you work up a little because...) (Kelly begins to lose her patience.) You never win everything in your life, Taylor! NEVER! Not one race, not one medal! NOTHING! (Taylor: Wait, what? My room is full of trophies and medals!) Because your dad brought a trophy store! What kind of "trophies" come from the mail? And guess who paid your coaches to lie? Yep. Daddy. (Taylor: Beauty pageant! I won beauty pageants! You can't fake those!) (Kelly giggles) Oh, honey. If you have enough cash, you can fake anything.) (Taylor gasps).
~ Kelly putting her foot down with Taylor, telling her that her achievements and trophies are fake.

(Linus: What happened? Did I faint? What did he leave us? Did give us any toys?) (Sally begins to shout) I WAS ROBBED! I've spent the whole night waiting for the Great Pumpkin while I couldn't go out for treat-for-treating! (Sally covers her mouth by realizes what she said.) HALLOWEEN IS OVER AND I MISS IT! You blockhead! (points at Linus) You kept me all night waiting for the Great Pumpkin! All I see was a beagle! And I didn't get a chance to go out for treat-or-treating! It is all your fault! I'll sue! What a fool I was! I couldn't have candy apples and gum! A cookies and moneys and all sorts of things! But no! I have to listen to you, you blockhead. What a fool I was. Trick-or-treating only come once a year. And I miss it sitting in a pumpkin patch with a blockhead. (Sally grab Linus' shirt, shaking him) YOU OWN ME RESTITUTION!
~ Sally Brown putting her foot down at Linus Van Pelt for spending the whole night in the pumpkin patch waiting for Great Pumpkin instead of trick-or-treating.

(Fiona watches Fairy Godmother leave on her carriage. She glares at Shrek) Very nice, Shrek. (Shrek: What? I told ya comin' here was a bad idea.) You could've at least tried to get along with my father! (Shrek: You know, somehow I don't think I was gonna get Daddy's blessing, even if I did want it!) Well, do you think it might be nice if somebody asked me what I wanted? (Shrek: Sure. Do you want me to pack for you?) You're unbelievable! You're behaving like a... (Shrek: Go on! Say it!) Like an ogre! (Shrek: Well, here's the news flash for you! Whether your parents like it or not, I AM AN OGRE! (Shrek roars fiercely at Fiona's toy poodle, who cowers) (Shrek: And guess what, Princess? That's not about to change.) (Fiona frowns, sighs in disgust and walks towards the door. Holding it, she turns her head to Shrek) I've made changes for you, Shrek. Think about that. (She closes the door behind her.) (Donkey: That's real smooth, Shrek. "I'm an ogre! RAAAAR!")
~ Fiona scolding Shrek for making a terrible impression on her parents.

I should be free to make my own choices and decisions. I'm old enough for that. I knew how selfish you really are. That does not make a man who I'd want to look up to. I can't ever forgive you for this. Ever.
~ Nicholas Lorenz puts his foot down at his father, Ernst for almost getting him booked to jail by taking his tickets to the Rolling Stones for a thirty wreck to have a party.

(Stacey slowly walks up to Jason, who stands at the balcony of his room, still upset at the unjustified happenings.) (Stacey: Jason...) (Jason refuses to face her.) I don't care what got you to believe that manipulative liar. Now, because of you, and because of that fascist criminal, I've become an outcast and everyone wants to kill me! I’m not talking to you anymore. Now get out. (Stacey reaches an arm out to put her hand on his back, but he pulls away from him, still angry.) LEAVE ME!!!
~ Jason Johnston puts his foot down at his mother, Stacey for the unjustified punishment and the false accusation that made him an outcast.

I'm gonna cool off. Your beyond grounded. School, home. That's it! AND CLEAN UP THIS ROOM!
~ Robert Hawkins scolding his son, Virgil for running away from the police who turns out to be his new girlfriend and grounds him in the Static Shock episode, Pop's Girlfriend.

(Leo Dooley: Well you got us, goodnight.) (Donald stops the four and grounds them.) You are all grounded. Three Weeks! (Leo Dooley, shocked: WHAT?!) (Chase Davenport: That's not fair.) (Bree Davenport: Come on.) (Adam Davenport: Is that all you got you got?) Look, you guys have no idea what it's like raising teenagers. (Adam Davenport: He can't ground me if he can't see me.) (Adam uses Donald's invisibility cloak to escape, but fails.)
~ Donald Davenport scolding Leo, Adam, Bree and Chase for coming home past curfew and grounds them for three weeks.

(Mr. Krabs: (on the phone) Donate to the children's fund? Why? What've children ever done for me? (SpongeBob barges into the office and rips the phone away) You want your dime back?! (takes one out) Take it! Now Squidward can come back, right? (Mr. Krabs checks the dime through a telescope) (Mr. Krabs: Wrong, that ain't my first dime!) Then have some more dimes! (throws out more dimes) I've got plenty of 'em! (Mr. Krabs: Ya can't put a price on me first dime! And I can't forgive that thievin' bilge rat, Squidward for stealing it!) (Finally snapping in extreme fury, SpongeBob grabs Mr. Krabs by the throat) LISTEN YOU CRUSTACEOUS CHEAPSKATE! Squidward's been living at my house driving me CRAZY! AND YOU'RE NOT GONNA HIRE HIM BACK 'ALL BECAUSE OF A STUPID DIME?!'
~ SpongeBob SquarePants putting his foot down and strangling Mr. Krabs for refusing to rehire Squidward, screaming how ridiculous and stupid the entire situation is.


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