Because they wear steel-toed shoes?
So true. I have steel toed shoes for work and they don’t hurt at all. Though I’ve put my foot in the door with sneakers on and it doesn’t hurt usually.
Depends on the level of slam.
Also depends on what the door is made out of, most Apartment/Condo front doors I’ve encountered have been very heavy/solid Metal & wood composition, ones that if you tried to use your foot to stop them wearing only sneakers, you would lose your foot.
Actually, I’ve done it a few times and never gotten hurt. I was only wearing leather shoes.
Works a lot better if you wear boots rather than sneakers.
Also works better if the other guy didn’t try to close the door while you are putting your foot in the door. I know, I’ve tried.
… or if you take the opportunity to push against the door to stop them from shutting it again. I thought that was an understood part of the manoeuver.
I believe it’s only understood if you’ve been taught to do it or if you’ve had someone slam the door any way. RA training: 101.
Because the people on the other side of the door is dumb enough not to close door after someone put their foot in the door?
At least he looks like he got a shave and a haircut.
Jacob’s hand is white in panel 5.
It is not. Sorta brownish.
His hand has the same 3 colors as his face in the previous panel.
Youch! Another television reality smashed. Next we’ll find out that those Axe commercials are phony as well.
Those commericals are real, but they use deranged women in them who actually want to take the guy to a cliff and throw him off so Pele will give them winning lottery numbers. The volcano goddess, not the Soccer player.
The women are humanely tranquilized before they can murder the actor and returned to the asylums they were rented from on work release. Then the commercial crew usually murders the actor themselves in order to sell his organs on the back market. Also he usually smells like Axe at that point so it is considered a kindness.
It doesn’t work if you waste time just standing there talking instead of moving forward.
The trick is to not care that it hurts.
Come on Jacob, she wants you to come at her. Are you going to deny her that?(I am fully aware of what I just typed)
I think Jacob’s feeling guilty for shagging her mother.
He shouldn’t. I’m sure Amber would be thrilled to hear that her mother was enjoying a better caliber of man.
“Way’to get back on the horse, Mom. Euphemism fully intended.”
Come at her, bro!
One wonders how long Amber has been waiting outside Jacob’s door.
(okay, *I’m* wondering)
Amber, that shirt isn’t helping things.
Haha my thoughts exactly.
That would be an awesome t-shirt if it was real. The front can say, “Come at me bro” and the back can say, “I can take it!” (LOL)
Frankly I thought her shirt was the funniest part of the strip. It just fit the scenario perfectly.
Somebody get Amber a pair of steel-toes stat.
You’d think with his affection towards her (even with his trying to repress and run from it) that he would be hesitant to slam the door on her foot. Then again fear makes people do stupid things, I mean look at [insert inappropriate political figure here.]
Silly Amber. That only works on TV because the person behind the door is being nice and not doing what you just went through. (Also, it’s that thing called “the plot.”) Ouch. >.<
OW. Just OW >_<
I was hoping you’d bring Jacob back sooner or later.
Oh. Great. More Jason
the Mike glaring icon is appropriate for your comment, too
Actually, that kind of went like that episode of Futurama. The professor did the same thing to Mom, but he was to senile to realize he should have taken his foot out of the door… “Why am I here, and why does my foot hurt?”
Yes! I thought of that episode as well.
This is the point at which she needs to get her super-strong boyfriend involved.
Sure, he won’t like to be helpful, but maybe the fact that he’ll be making Jacob miserable and that breaking and entering is a crime will convince him.
And then they can share tips on mom-defilement.
amber, they use stunt feet with YEARS of experience on tv. also stunt doors.
Stunt doors get paid by the hour, the union makes things really expensive for the average door-foot-jammer.
Is not the feet is the leg, or the arm. Of course It will hurt but the door would not close, as the leg is far more stronger than just a feet.
I’m assuming Jacob’s completely naked behind that door. And with a whole host of erm ‘friends’.
So we’re back to Jacob then? Damn.
How is he even still there? Wasn’t he so out of control he couldn’t hold his job? How’s he paying rent?
The apartment is obviously rented out by a female landlord…
This is why you don’t stand in the hallway yammering while you got the foot in the door. You shove that door open, take the perp down, read him his Miranda rights, eat his donuts, and THEN you sit down and have a heart-to-heart about his sex addiction.
When the “foot in the door” trope started, most people didn’t wear shoes made out of cloth and soft plastic 90% of the time. Good, solid 1930s brogans could probably stop the average apartment door.
And, yeah, you’re supposed to push on the door as well. The idea is to keep the door from latching, after all.
Also on TV, the characters pushes the door further open after using the foot in the door and put their body across the threshold enough that the door can’t be closed. Amber: FAIL.
“Singularikitty didn’t eat Amber’s Mom”
‘Cause she’s still in there with Jacob.
nom nom nom
Singularikitty is still inside of Robin in a battle of warring metabolisms.
Her foot must just be to small
There’s no way she doesn’t read tvtropes.org. I call fake!
Ah Cinemax. The channel you never want to find while channel surfing in the middle of the night. Weird stuff comes on that channel at night(Hot stuff for all of you who are 18+ ). I wonder if why Amber even knows about that. Or has Mike been watching it? XD
It’s a good thing they’re in San Francisco. If she’d have stuck her foot in the door here in Texas, technically Jacob would have been within his legal rights to shoot her for forcing entry into a residence.
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