#ParangNormal Activity : "Haunted Asylum" (season 2, episode 9, original air date December 5 2015) : This is a Filipino show about 3 nerdy boys who cross paths with a girl ghost, and wind up investigating paranormal mysteries. In this episode, they visit a haunted asylum (natch) and come across a middle-aged woman in a straitjacket. You can find the whole episode on YouTube; the scene starts at 11:15 and lasts a couple of minutes. I've put the scene up on Google Drive.
13: Fear Is Real : "Alone" (season 1, episode 7, original air date February 12 2008) In this CW reality show, : 13 contestants face scary situations in an attempt to win $66,666. In this episode, 4 contestants (two men and two women) are ordered into a room in an abandoned asylum and strapped into Posey straitjackets; the last one to escape has to go to "the execution ceremony". There's lots of good struggling, but it's hampered by the fact that they turned the lights off in the room and shot it in green-tinged night vision. The scene lasts about 4 minutes, and starts halfway into the episode. I uploaded the clip to Google Drive.
A&E Biography for Kids : The episode on Harry Houdini was hosted by a pretty teenage girl named Tara. About halfway through, Tara attempted an escape from an SJ as a "tribute" to the great escape artist. Unfortunately, the SJ used was an extra-large Posey, when the girl could have easily been housed in a small. *sigh*
Adventure, Inc. : "Waves of the Future"
(episode 116; original air date 3 March 2003) : This syndicated show deals with a team of three adventurers-for-hire, one of whom is Mac (Karen Cliche). Here's a partial synopsis, courtesy of
TV Tome : "The team recovers a Roman plate that holds research on a synthetic gill unit tied to the research of a Professor Pendergast. Judson loses the plate when he and the curator are attacked while Gabe and Mac track the doctor to an insane asylum where he insists he is from Atlantis.
Pendergast's partner Helmer needs the rebreather unit to silently get into a UN-quarantined area with sunken toxic gas tanks protected by sensors and is in league with the folks running the asylum to get the info out of Pendergast. Gabe and Mac try to break Pendergast out but Mac and Pendergast get captured and Helmer threats Mac to get Pendergast to give him the secret." Cliche and a man are taken from the asylum in Posey SJs (they didn't use the front loop on her, though). She is then hoisted above a water tank and dunked, before she's rescued. The scene starts about 36 minutes into the episode, pauses for a commercial break, and lasts about 6
minutes in total.
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The : "The Eligible Bachelor" (6th series, 1992-3, episodes 6-5 and 6-6, original ITV air date 3 Feb 1993) : At the beginning of the episode, a struggling redhead (Lady Helena, played by
Anna Calder-Marshall) is tied in a lace-up SJ, chloroformed, and placed in a locked horse-drawn carriage. About 66 minutes in, there is a flashback to this scene, showing the unconscious woman carried towards the camera. I've put the clip up on Google Drive.
Against Her Will: An Incident In Baltimore (1992) : This TV movie starred Walter Matthau as a small-town lawyer who sets up shop in Baltimore in the 1950s, and tries to free a woman from a state mental hospital. At 37:30 (without commercials), an attendent guides Matthau through a ward of female mental patients, and at least two of them are wearing padded SJs. I've uploaded the clip to Google Drive (thanks to Barry).
Against Their Will: Women in Prison (1994) : (1) After a black
female inmate tries to kill herself, she is taken away in a Humane Restraints
jacket, hogtied with ankle restraints. (2) Judith Light protests this, and is
later tied to a table with HR restraints and covered with a canvas sheet that
straps beneath the table (her hands and feet fit through holes in the sheet).
Agent Carter : "Hollywood Ending" (season 2, episode 10, original air date March 1 2016) : Whitney Frost (Wynn Everett) is seen sitting in a chair in a Posey straitjacket about 36 minutes into this episode. I've uploaded the scene to Google Drive. (thanks to Renfield)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. : "Meet The New Boss" (season 4, episode 2, original air date September 27 2016) : Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) has some sort of infection which causes her to hallucinate. She is subdued after attacking several people, and is seen in a straitjacket and strapped to a gurney near the end of the episode (about 40 minutes). The scene lasts about 20 seconds and I've uploaded it to Google Drive.
Aguila Roja : The sixth-season premiere of this Spanish period adventure series ends with a woman huddled in a stone cell in a smock-style SJ. You can see the episode on YouTube (starts at 1:13:45). (Thanks to SJS)
Airwolf: In the first-season episode "Echoes in the Past," both Jan-Michael Vincent and an attractive brunette (Michelle Nicastro) are imprisoned in Posey SJs for several scenes. After Vincent's sidekick (Ernest Borgnine) helps them gain the upper hand, the bad guys (including an older woman) are imprisoned in the very same SJs. You can watch the entire episode on Hulu.
I've put an improved video of the scene up on Google Drive.
Alegrijes y Rebujos (August 2 2003) : Roxana Castellanos is chloroformed by her lover and wakes up tied in an SJ, according to the Chlorodatabase site.
Alemin Krali (2011-13) : Episode 23 of this Turkish comedy has 2 scenes near the end of a black-haired woman in a smock-style SJ. The entire episode is on YouTube; the scenes are at 1:26:00 - 1:27:20 and 1:30:30 - 1:33:10. I've put the clips on Google Drive (thanks to Barry).
Alfred Hitchcock Presents : "The Last Escape" (original air date 31 Jan 1961) : The wife of an escape artist conspires with her lover to rig an underwater escape, so her husband will drown. After the funeral, the coffin is dug up on coroner's orders, but the body is nowhere to be seen. As a result, the widow goes insane, and we see her SJed at the very end of the show for about 10 seconds. The entire episode has been uploaded to DailyMotion (thanks to C.A.).
Algo Está Cambiando ("Something is Changing", 1999) : The 80th and final episode of this Chilean telenovela featured an actress in a padded cell being forced into a smock-style SJ by two orderlies, about 1 hour and 19 minutes in. The episode is available on YouTube, and I've put the clip on Google Drive (thanks to Rodrigo).
Alias : "Reckoning" (season 1, episode 6,
original air date 18 November 2001) : Sydney (Jennifer Garner), a graduate student leading a double-life as an agent for the SD-6 (a CIA division), is committed to a Roumanian mental institution to obtain information from a patient who was programmed to be an assassin. Near the end of the episode, she is seen in a green-collared Posey being escorted by three
attendants. She manages to fight them off and escape from the SJ. (The plotline continues into the next episode, "Color Blind," but there is no SJ bondage; Garner is seen in leather restraints in a washtub, undergoing electrical torture.) Someone recently put a HD clip on YouTube, and I've just put it on Google Drive.
Alias Grace ("Part 3", released November 3 2017 to Netflix) : This 6-part miniseries is based on the novel by Margaret Atwood, about a domestic servant who was convicted of murdering her employer. The trailer has a brief shot of a woman in an SJ at 0:29 (thanks to Renfield). At the very beginning of the third episode, Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon) is seen in a canvas straitjacket that laces up in the front, with leather reinforcement along the opening. The shot lasts for about 20 seconds, and I have the scene up on Google Drive (thanks to T.T.)
Alienist: Angel of Darkness, The : "Many Sainted Men" (season 1, episode 7, original air date March 5 2018) : This limited-run TNT series takes place in 1890s New York City, as police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt grapples with a serial killer. One of the people he works with is Sara Howard (Dakota Fanning), a secretary who wishes to become a police detective. In this episode, she follows a lead to an insane asylum, where she walks past a long line of female mental patients strapped to chairs, and there are two shots of women in straitjackets.
All My Children (October 22, 2001) : In one stort arc, Laura and Greenlee are fighting over Leo. Laura, imagining an SJed Greenlee carried away to Oakhaven Mental Hospital, decides to start plotting to gaslight Greenlee. The scene occurs near the end of the episode and lasts about 20 seconds. I've put the scene up on Google Drive.
Alma Rebelde : There are SJ scenes in this telenovela.
The Amazing Race 1 (China) : Leg 1 (original air date October 17 2014) : This Chinese version of the reality competition show started with the teams traveling from Hong Kong to New York City. One of the challenges had one member from each team do an upside-down straitjacket escape from a height of four stories. The entire episode is available on YouTube; two female contestants are seen in Posey straitjackets at 1:26:55 and 1:28:35, and a blonde female stuntwoman demonstrates the escape at 1:14:00.
America's Next Top Model : "The Girls Go Rock Climbing" (Season 8, Episode 3,
original air date Oct 3 2007) : This reality show centers on a modeling competition,
as host Tyra Banks and her mob of fashion judges and consultants winnow 13 contestants
down to determine the fashion world's next "it girl". On this episode, the contestants
went to a "fashion madhouse", where they had to showcase their "runway walk" while
strapped into Humane Restraints SJs. Fortunately, the producers had the good sense to
do this early in the season, with 12 beautiful women strutting their stuff in jeans
and SJs! The scene lasts about 4:30 and occurs in the first 10 minutes of the show.
The scene is available both on
YouTube as well as
American Girls : This very short-lived TV show (September to November 1978) starred Priscilla Barnes and Debra Clinger as reporters for "The American Report," a Sixty Minutes-style investigative show. One episode is listed on Brian R's Scene Database with this description: "While infiltrating an insane asylum a patient is seen in a straitjacket and gagged with adhesive tape." You can check a listing of episodes at TV.com, but it's hard to determine which episode has the scene.
American Horror Story : Asylum : "I Am Anne Frank, Part 2" (season 2, episode 5; original air date November 14 2012) : Franka Potente is seen lying on a bed wearing a straitjacket (looks like a Posey with a tattered collar) for a couple of minutes. The scene starts about 8 minutes in, after the first commercial break.
American Horror Story : Freak Show : "Orphans" (season 4, episode 10, original air date December 17 2014) : Pepper (Naomi Grossman) was framed for the murder of her baby neice (by her sister and husband) and was taken to the asylum in a straitjacket.
Ancient Prophecies : the first part of this three-part series shown on The Learning Channel has a brief shot of a blonde in a white SJ.
Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986) : Amy Irving plays the title character in this miniseries (available on video only in EP mode), and ends up in an SJ and a padded cell in one scene. The original video on YouTuve was deleted, but someone put another video up.
Angel : "Damage" (season 5, episode 11, original air date 28 January 2004) :
"When an emotionally unstable woman, Dana (guest star Navi Rawat, "House of Sand and Fog"), escapes from a psychiatric ward, Angel (David Boreanaz) learns that she was tortured as a child and is now searching for her tormentor. Andrew (guest star Tom Lenk, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"), a watcher-in-training, arrives from Sunnydale with surprising information about Buffy and to inform the group that Dana is also a vampire slayer. Meanwhile, Spike (James Marsters) believes that if he can save Dana, he will prove that he is destined to be the vampire champion."
About 15 minutes in, Angel is looking at a video tape of Dana
windly struggling in a Posey. Not bad, but considering how
dangerous everyone in the episode claims she is, shoudn't they have used the front and side loops on the jacket?
I've uploaded the clip to Google Drive.
Another World (June 8, 1998) : Cindy (Kim Rhodes) was framed for a hit-and-run accident by her
scummy husband Grant, and was carried off in an SJ to a psychiatric ward (she's been placed in psych wards twice
before in her short history on the show). I haven't seen this scene (heard about it too late), but I found a promo for the show which has a second or two of the scene, and I've put it on Google Drive.
And here's a cap I found on a long-gone fan site:
As The World Turns (June 24, 1999) : Rita (Barbara Garrick)
tries to convince Julia that she should fear Reid, not her. Julia
calls the cops anyway and they haul Rita away. Rita's warnings do
make an impact on Julia, who later acknowledges to Liam that she's
having some serious misgivings about Reid. Reid visits Rita and
tries to get her back into his good graces. When he is unable to
regain her trust, Reid gives orders for Rita to be put in a
straightjacket. As the cops cart off Rita, she vows to pay Reid
back for his terrible misdeeds.
(sometime in 2001): Julia, who committed herself to a psych ward in a last-ditch effort to hold on to her husband Jack, escaped and attempted to kill Jack's paramour Carly. The police arrive just in time, and Julia is last seen smiling in the corner of a padded cell, wearing a Humane Restaints SJ with the straps in front. SJtemp put the scene on YouTube, and here are a few caps:
Así en el barrio como en el cielo ("So in the neighborhood as in heaven", 2015) : In the final 2 episodes of the Mexican novela, the villainess Lucía (Bárbara de Regil) winds up in a padded cell. She is seen briefly in her regular dress in episode 119 (at 37:40), and wearing a long, smock-style straitjacket in episode 120 (at 25:45) (thanks to Diego).
Auf Streife ("On Patrol") : This looks like a German version of COPS. There's a video on the Sat1 site called "In der zwangsjacke" (In the straitjacket), but I'm unable to access it in America. I did download the thumbnail, however.
Avatar: The Legend of Korra : "The Stakeout" (season 3, episode 9, original air date August 1 2014) : At the end of this episode of this anime, Korra is restrained a la Hannibal Lecter: straitjacketed, muzzled, and stapped to a hand truck (which is itself chained to the wall). There's some pretty decent struggling before the episode ends. You can see the entire episode at Pinoy Anime (the scene starts at 21:30). (thanks to ARNie!; Bob2300, and BK for the tip).
"Long Live The Queen" (season 3, episode 10) : Korra remained in her restraints throughout this episode, but her fellow captive frees herself near the end and starts planning a jailbreak. It's also available at Pinoy Anime, and ARNie! sent me some vidcaps:
Avengers, The : "You'll Catch Your Death" (season 7, episode 4, original air date October 7 1968) : "Steed keeps Mother posted about events, as he dons a gas mask to discover what lethal weapon lies within an ordinary envelope. Each victim was an anti-allergist who could have found a cure for Dr. Glover's new killer virus. When Tara is chosen as a guinea-pig for the final test, Steed gives the baddies a cold reception." Thorson is subdued by two baddies after some nice struggling, but the SJ is a weak-looking two-strap model. I've put the clip on Google Drive.
Azúcar (1989) : An actress is stuff-gagged and forced into a straitjacket by three orderlies in episode 46 of this novela (thanks to Rodrigo, and no, I don't know why it defaults to 3D - you have to manually change it back to 2D).
Babylon 5 : "The Wheel of Fire" and "Objects in Motion" (Season 5, Episodes 19 and 20; original air dates 4/11 Nov 98) : The
super-empath Lyta Alexander (Patricia Tallman) is tied in an unusual SJ (showing cleavage) after she is traced to reports of vandalism on earth. Fans of the show noted that Lyta's massive mental powers would make any physical restraints useless, and she demonstrates this in the second episode, when she makes a handcuff-related restraint dissolve. When asked why she tolerated the SJ, she replied that it made the others feel safe, and that she was actually beginning to like it.
Hmmmm . . . . I've put an old video file of the scenes on Google Drive.
Batman : "Zelda the Great" (season 1, episode 9, original air date February 9 1966) : "Batman and Robin match wits and escape techniques with luscious Zelda the Great and fiendish master Elvol Ekdal (part 1 of 2)." (courtesy the FX network episode guide) There's a long shot of Aunt Harriet in a phony, black satin SJ. Anubis has put a video of the scene on the Didvids forums.
Behind The Music : "Pat Benatar" (2001) : This episode of the VH1 music biography
show displayed several alternate SJ shots from the photo shoot for Get Nervous.
Belinda : "vespakalerputih" tells me that this telenovela has an SJ scene in the final episode; a blonde is wrapped up in a smock and hauled out about 3:30 into episode 105. At 23:30, you see her lying on a mental hospital bed being injected by a nurse, and then talking with the main characters for a few minutes. She's seen on the bed again for a few minutes at the end, starting at 39:20.
Ben 10 : "Ghostfreaked Out" (season 2, episode 11, original air date 25 July 2006) : At the
end of this episode of the animated show, the villians are being taken into custody and a female
villian is seen SJed with a hood to cover her hair. Here's a vidcap, courtesy of ARNie!:
Better Than Us ("Luchshe, chem lyudi") : "Season 1, Episode 8" (2019) : This Russian sci-fi series is available on Netflix. Svetlana (Irina Tarannik) is mourning her dead child, and there is a flashback to when she was committed to a mental institution. Her husband visits and finds her in a beige straitjacket made of spongy material with a very high neck. The scene lasts about a minute and occurs 19 minutes into the episode. I've put the clip up on Google Drive.
Betrayal (1978) : Leslie Ann Warren has an affair with her unscrupulous psychiatrist
(Rip Torn); not a very good idea, as evidenced by a scene in which she is SJed and locked in a
strong room. The scene is up on YouTube.
Pat alerted me to an auction on eBay of the original press kit for the movie, which contains some alternate shots of Warren in the jacket.
Beverly Hillbillies, The :
"Collard Greens an' Fatback" (season 7, episode 26, original air date March 26 1969) : "Famous singer Pat Boone is in the neighborhood and smells Granny's cooking. He wanders into their backyard and the Clampetts befriend him, thinking he's a hill country man down on his luck." (courtesy of the IMDB. Miss Drysdale (Harriet MacGibbon) winds up in a jacket near the end of the episode, and C.A. was nice enough to send some screencaps:
Big Brother (Czechoslovakia) (2006) : The cast members in this version of Big Brother got a SJ as a "present",
and one woman gets tied in it. Here's a fuller explaination, courtesy of Hmane: "They all got the straitjacket as a
present from Big brother.
Lena tried it as first. When guys dressed her in it, she still asked,
if they free her and don't let her in it too long.
When Lena is in straitjacket, Filip said, that he carries a spider,
but then he was kind to her. Shrek tied her feet with a ducttape, they
laid her on a couch and they left.
Lena didn't want to lie alone, she wants to play "Don't worry man".
She rolled down from the couch and tries to crawl. Shrek put her on
his shoulder and carried her to the table. Filip holds a glass of cola
by her mouth to let her drink. They decided to let her play allthough
tied-up. Filip put a die on her head and she threw the die down, but
it was not successfull, so they decided to free her."
You can find a few pics and a video at the official site.
Big Brother Brasil 10 (2010) : On one episode of the Brazilian version of Big Brother, two of the female contestants were shown in a padded cell wearing smock-style SJs, along with an unrestrained male contestant. You can see a vidcap at Abril, and see the actual scene at YouTube.
Big Brother (Germany) (2015) : On "Tag 4" (Day 4) of this version of the venerable reality show, contestants Manuel and Sharon were tied in costume straitjackets to play a lip-reading game ("Lippenlesen"). You can find a nice picture at Stars on TV and the clip is available on YouTube (thanks to Renfield).
Big Mouth : "Horrority House" (season 4, episode 9, original release date December 4 2020) : In this episode of the animated Neflix show, Jessi gets so freaked out by a haunted house that she is straitjacketed and taken to a mental hospital. She manages to break through a window and run through a swamp, and she gets out of the jacket after the Gratitoad teaches her to be more grateful for the good things in her life. Yep, it's that type of show. Alex was nice enough to send me the clip, which I've put up on Google Drive.
Bilik No. 13 : "Pelawat Malam" ("Night Visitor"; season 2, episode 11) : Nurul Akmar is seen in a straitjacket in this episode of this Malaysian horror TV show. You can see a picture of Akmar on the blog of the show's producer, Anak Wayang.
Billable Hours: "Insane In The Membrane" (season 3, episode 8, original air date December 3 2008) : This Canadian show is set in a law office, where Robin (Jennifer Baxter) just won the award for the most hours billed in a year. However, the prize was just changed from 2 weeks in the Cayman Islands to an old-fashioned roast. As her friend Sam points out, Robin has "skin thinner than a burn victim's", so she tears everyone at the roast a new one. However, Sam "fixes" the problem by telling everyone that she went off her meds and had a breakdown. She tries to reverse the damage, but no one believes her, and after another blowup, she's dragged out of the office by two orderlies, but not shown in restraints. She is back in the office after the commerical, but at the end of the show, there's a flashback to Robin in a padded cell, sitting down and being visited by Sam. Baxter is tied in a green-collared Posey SJ and pajama bottoms, with her knees pressed up to her arms, with no struggling. The scene lasts a minute.
Encore+ has posted the entire episode on YouTube, and I've put the clip on Google Drive.
Billy On The Street: "Season 3, Episode 7" (2014) : This Fuse TV show follows comedian Billy Eichner and his guest stars on the streets of NYC as they quiz people with bizarre questions. Amy Poehler is seen in a SJ in the first segment of this episode as she is quizzed by Eichner. The segment lasts about 5 minutes, and there's very little struggling by Poehler until the end. Since Mediafire put a copyright block on it, I reuploaded the video to Google Drive.
Bionic Six : In this 80s cartoon, the bad guys used a straitjacket-type bodysheath to hobble their victims. In one episode, some kids who threw a party while their parents were away were trussed up when the bad guys crashed the party. ARNie! recently discovered that the episode is called "House Rules", and you can find a German-language version on YouTube (scene starts at the 6:20 mark). He was also kind enough to send this vidcap:
Bionic Woman, The : "In This Corner, Jaime Summers" (episode 2-2; original air date 29 Sept 76) : "Jaime competes as 'Joltin Jaime', a professional lady wrestler, while on an undercover assignment to search for a missing OSI agent." A tag-team records a promo for the next house show, with one of the wrestlers SJed so she "won't kill her opponents." The SJ has three straps in the front, with no arm loops nor crotch strap. There's some nice struggling during the 2 minute scene. It comes about halfway through the episode.
Bir Zamanlar Çukurova ("Once Upon a Time in Çukurova") : This synopsis of episode 28 states that Zuleyha is taken to an asylum after attempting suicide and is seen in a smock-style SJ. The episode is available on YouTube; the scenes occur at 2:09:15, 2:14:10, and 2:22:20. The bondage continues into episode 29; go to 5:10 (thanks to Q We).
Birds of a Feather : "Compulsion" (season 6, episode 4, original air date October 9 1994) : In this episode of the long-running Britcom, Sharon and Tracey try to cure Dorien (Lesley Joseph) of her shopaholic tendencies by tricking her into putting on a homemade alpaca sweater with overlong sleeves, which they then tie around her back. The scene lasts about 10 seconds, and you can find the episode on Daily Motion (starts at 17:50). (Thanks to Bob for the tip!)
Blind Date (Episode #2-378W, weekend of May 19-20, 2001) : On this syndicated show, two couples go on a guess-what with various contrived situations. On this episode, ER doctor Rutledge and sex therapist Sydney meet up with a street magician, who shows them how to escape from a Posey SJ. He then straps the couple into medium Poseys (without arm loops, alas) and challenges them to escape; Rutledge wins, while Sydney struggles and finally implores them to unstrap her. The scene lasts for a few minutes. You can visit the show's web site for an episode guide and upcoming listings.
Blonde (2001) : This four-hour CBS miniseries was based on Joyce Carol Oates' book on Marilyn Monroe. In one scene, her mother (Patricia Robertson) sets their house on fire and refuses to let Marilyn leave. When the authorities arrive, they force Richardson out of the house; she is seen strapped to a stretcher and struggling in what appears to be an SJ for about 5 seconds.
Bonding : "Personal" (season 2, episode 3, original release date January 27 2021) : This Netflix series follows a part-time dominatrix and her gay assistant. This episode opens with the two of them attending a dominatrix workshop and trying out the equipment. About a minute in, you see several women and the man wearing different styles of straitjackets. I've put the brief clip on Google Drive (thanks to Renfield and Don).
Brooklyn Nine-Nine : "Greg and Larry" (season 3, episode 23, original air date April 19 2016) : Chelsea Peretti and guest star Dennis Hasbert are seen in Posey straitjackets, being escorted out of a hospital by a police officer disguised as an orderly. The scene happens at 11:30 into the episode and lasts for about 30 seconds. I've put it up on Google Drive.
Bubble Gang : This is a long-running sketch comedy show from the Philippines. It contained some scenes set in a psychaitrist's office with various cast members, male and female, tied in smock-style SJs. You can see some of the sketches on YouTube.
Butler Parker : "Patientin gesucht" (season 1, episode 6, original air date 8 August 1972) : This German TV series was an adaptation of a popular series of detective novels featuring the bowler-hatted and bumbershoot-wielding butler Josiah Butler. In this episode, Butler encounters a female escapee from an abusive private asylum, and his associate Stella Mooney (Vivi Carlson) gets herself committed in a plan to trap the evil doctor. Carlson is seen briefly SJed and held back by several orderlies. More information on the show can be found at this German-language blog.
Caça Talentos ("Talent Hunting", 1996-98) : Episode 45 of this Brazilian children's novela shows one of the female characters struggling in a costume SJ with a white tape gag. The episode is up on Daily Motion (20:30 - 21:10), and I've put the clip on Mediafire (thanks to P.K.).
Cake Boss: The Next Great Baker : "Nightmare on Baker Street" (season 4, episode 5, original air date July 22 2014) : In this competitive reality show, teams of bakers compete in baking exotic cakes. This episode has the bakers creating horror-themed cakes, and since some horror films are set in asylums, one member of each team is put in a "straitjacket" (purely symbolic, as the sleeves are not closed at the end, or even extra-long) for an hour and cannot physically help his/her teammates. only one of the jacketed bakers is a woman, and you can clearly see her hands at the ends of the sleeves. You can see the entire episode on YouTube; the jackets are brought out about 13 minutes in. (thanks to LC for the tip.>
Camisa de Fuerza : Rodrigo sent me this screengrab from a TikTok video advertising this miniseries, but that's all the info I have now:
Carol and Company : (Carol Burnett, at the end of the show)
Carolina Barrantes (1998) : Virginia (Adriana Ricardo), the main villainess of this Colombian telenovela, ends up SJed in a mental hospital in the final episode. Diego was kind enough to put the scene up on YouTube.
Casados Con Hijos : "La Juala de los Locos" (2006) : This Argentina comedy is a copy of Married with Children. At 10 minutes into this episode, the family (3 males and 3 females) is led into a room in smock-style SJs. The episode is available on YouTube (thanks to MB).
Cathouse : "Cat Call" (original air date December 23 2010) : This episode is a one-off HBO special centered on the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, a legal brothel located near Reno, Nevada. One of the working girls is briefly seen in a straitjacket during the end credits of the episode.
Celebrity Paranormal Project : "Pearl" (episode 2, October 2006) : "Supermodel Rachel Hunter, comedian Godfrey, Baywatch's Traci Bingham, workout video guru Tony Little, and Survivor winner Ethan Zohn visit New England to stay overnight at an abandoned asylum for the criminally insane. The team investigates the story of Nell Marley, a patient at the asylum who claimed to be possessed by a dangerous entity named Pearl -- an entity that eventually drove Nell to commit suicide. It's no joke when Godfrey descends into the tunnels and turns stone-scared, leaving Rachel behind to face the ghost of Pearl alone. By the end of the night, Traci's fear jeopardizes the team's chances of completing their investigations." (courtesy of VH1's site. Barry tells me this episode had a lot of female SJ action; VH1 has a photo section. There's also a detailed synopsis at Bad Psychics, but it only indicates that a man was tied in a jacket.
Charles in Charge : "Dutiful Dreamer" (season 3, episode 18, original air date July 9 1988) : This episode of the cheesy Scott Baio sitcom showed Ellen Travolta in a Posey SJ.
Chaos;Child "Head or Tails" (season 1, episode 8, original air date March 1 2017) : This anime is based on the video game of the same name. Senri Minamisawa is seen in a quilted full-length straitjacket, ballgagged, head locked in a brace and strapped to a chair. You can see a capture at eggsnhamrgreen's DeviantArt account (thanks to ARNie!).
Charmed : "Brain Drain" (episode 4.07,
original air date 7 November 2001) : The witch Piper Halliwell
(Holly Marie Combs) is fooled by a demon into thinking she's a
patient in a mental institution, as a means of sapping her magical powers. Combs is forced into a red-collared Posey by two attendants at the 23-minute mark (I've uploaded a HD video of the scene to Google Drive), and is seen in 4-point restraints along with Rose McGowan a few minutes later (which is also at Google Drive).
Chicago Hope : Laurie Geiger (Kim Greist), the wife of Dr. Geiger (Mandy Patankin), was institutionalized after
drowning their son. Several episodes in the first season have
scenes with her in an (reportedly too large) SJ. Rusty tells me
that neither "Full Moon" (1.21; 15 May 95) nor "Songs of the Cuckoo Birds" (1.22; 22 May 95) have any scenes. There's still hope for the following episodes: "Over the Rainbow" (1.2, 22 Sept 1994); "Love and Hope" (1.11; 9 Jan 95); "Cutting Edges" (1.14; 9 Feb 95); "Wild Cards" (2.5; 16 Oct 95); "From Soup to
Nuts" (2.7; 6 Nov 1995). I think the caps below are from "Over the Rainbow":
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina : The season 3 trailer for this Netflix adaptation of the comic book has a brief shot of a cleave-gagged woman in a straitjacket (thanks to Gagster on Brian R's page).
Chucky : "Just Let Go" (season 1, episode 4, original air date November 2 2021) : This SyFy/USA Network show is based on the popular Child's Play series of horror movies. About 19 minutes into this episode, one character looks up the "Good Guy Doll murders" on his cell phone, and the frame displays a bunch of headlines and photos, one of which is Fiona Dourif wearing an SJ from the movie Cult of Chucky (see the listing on the Motion Picture page) (thanks to Barry).
Clarissa Explains It All : "Revenge" (episode #101, original air date March 23 1991) : Clarissa (Melissa Joan Hart) wants to wreak havoc on her little brother for bringing one of her training bras to show-and-tell, so she comes up with a fiendish plan: wrap him in an SJ, attach him to a bunch of helium balloons, and watch him float away. She tries on the SJ (courtesy of a friend), and is seen wearing it for a good 5 minutes, and for once it's an actual Humane Restraints
jacket, not one of those cheap things the Prop Dept. throws together. Recommended. Ryan sent me the clip, and I've put it up on Google Drive.
Cleopatra 2525 : "Trial and Error" (original air date April 17 2000) : One of the bad guys
in this futuristic action series is the psychic Raina. She is subdued with a white leather
Clueless : "Parent Trap" (episode 3.17, original air date 20 April 1999) : There is a black and white flashback with a scene where Dr. Mariens (Amber's father) meets his future wife, Ginger Mariens (Linda Carlson). She was bound in a Posey straitjacket and wheeled in on a handcart. Some nice struggling, but they didn't use the crotch strap. (Props to Brian R's Scene Database.)
Code Geass : "The Day A New Demon Was Born" (Episode 1, 2006) : According to
this synopsis, an SJed
woman is seen near the end of this episode of this recent anime.
Community : "Intro To Knots" (season 4 episode 10; original air date April 18 2013) : The final scene of this episode shows an "alternative timeline" in which a one-armed Joel McHale is defending a straitjacketed and facemasked Alison Brie in a courtroom. Brie is seen briefly before her restraints are removed. You can see a clip at the IMDb.
Como dice el dicho ("As the saying goes") : "Las palabras" ("The words") : In this episode of the long-running Mexican anthology series, an older man has two orderlies put a smock-style SJ on a woman and take her out of his house. The scene is available on YouTube, but if it's geo-blocked in your country, I've also put the clip on Google Drive.
Corazón Apasionado ("Passions of the Heart") (2011-2) : Patricia (Marlene Favela) is railroaded into a psych ward, straitjacketed and doped up in episode 72 of this novela.
You can find the entire episode on YouTube, but if it's geo-blocked in your country, I've put the clip on Google Drive.
Cosmopolitan Prayers (2004) : One episode of this anime series featured a "bondage ceremony" with an SJed woman, according to the Jellyfish Anime Reviews site.
Counterstrike : One episode of this '80s spy drama featured an SJed
woman gagged and seated in a chair.
Criminal Minds : "To Bear Witness" (season 9, episode 4, original air date October 16 2013) : In this episode, a twisted man kidnaps his own sister. She is first seen in a straitjacket with the straps in front and a buckled high collar, ankles ziptied, and with duct tape over her eyes and mouth. She is then strapped to a chair, has the tape removed and replaced with a dental gag, and is given an ice-pick lobotomy. The scenes begin about 20 minutes in, and last a total of 3 minutes. I’ve got the scene on my YouTube page.
Criss Angel: BeLIEve : "Elephant Herd Vanish" (episode 110, original air date December 3 2013) : In this episode of the magician's reality show, Criss is grooming his assistant Krystyn, a beautiful blonde, to perform magic on her own as part of his show; one of the tricks is an Sj escape while hanging over the crowd. Krystyn is shown twice in a small Posey SJ, once while rehearsing in an empty theater (18 minutes into the episode, about 2 minutes total) and once during the actual performance (30 minutes in, about 3 minutes total). The episode is still available on the Spike TV site.
CSI: Cyber : "Python's Revenge" (season 2, episode 15, original air date March 2 2016) : The cyber-criminal "Python" returns from an earlier episode to kidnap Grace (Alisha Boe), the surrogate daughter of Patricia Arquette's character. Python broadcasts a live feed of Grace wearing a brown leather straitjacket, chained to a wall, with her left arm strapped up and her right arm free and holding a deadman's switch attached to a chemical bomb on her chest. She drops the switch, but the team rescues her before she dies.
CSI New York : "Sleight Out Of Hand" (original air date Feb 28 2007) : Real-life
illusionist Criss Angel plays a magician who is killing people to get revenge on his
adopted family. In the final act of the show, a middle-aged woman is tied in a
Humane Restraints SJ and gagged with silver duct tape. Angel chains her upside-down
and dunks her in a tank of water to drown her. Fortunately, the detective arrive just
in time to save the day. You can find the video on
YouTube. (thanks to ARNie! and Joe)
Curious Life and Death of . ., The : "Harry Houdini (season 1, episode 5, 2020) : In this episode of the Smithsonian Channel documentary series, host Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris is strapped into a canvas-and-leather SJ (the crotch strap is left loose) and struggles for a bit before deeming it inescapable. The entire episode is available on DailyMotion, the scene is from 11:00 - 11:40. I've put the clip up on Google Drive. There is also a promo pic of her in the jacket in this Threader thread (thanks to S.W.).
Dantalian no Shoka ("The Mystic Archives of Dantalian) : In this anime, the character of Flamberge is always seen in a straitjacket with several padlocks. You can see a few pictures on her Dantalian no Shoka Wiki page (thanks to ARNie!).
Daphne in the Brilliant Blue (2004) "Siberian Special Vacation" (episode 10) :
This anime series centers on a young
woman who, after failing her college entrance exams and sufffering more bad luck,
joins up with the "Nereids", a help-for-hire organization of other women. This
episode has the main characters heading off for a much-needed vacation. Gloria, the
weapons speciallist, is caught at the airport with a suitcase full of guns and other
nasty devices, and is hauled off to the police station. In a montage, the other
women are seen having fun in the sun as Gloria struggles in a SJ in a jail cell.
There are two short clips of her in this predicament, and ARNie! was kind enough
to send these pics along:
Dark Matters : "Mr. Lobotomy" (2011) : This Science Channel show consists of recreations of strange but true scientific events. This episode deals with Dr. Egos Moniz's invention of the lobotomy. A young female mental patient is shown in two short scenes in a straitjacket in the first few mintues of the show. You can see the entire episode on
Dark Realm (2001) : In one episode of this horror anthology, a woman in a mental hospital was SJed, and later strapped to the bed, reportedly in the first few minutes. You can see the entire episode list at TV.com, but it's hard to determine which episode has the scene.
Days of Our Lives (April 20, 1998) : Laura has a nightmare,
in which she is SJed and taunted by the villains Kate, Vivian, and
(January 25, 2006): Dr. Lois Banks (Gigi Bermingham) comes to Salem to try to split John and Marlena up. Part of this scheme involves faking insanity, and she is seen in a padded cell in a Posey SJ. There are caps available at the MSN Group Days of our Lives 2 (there's a photo on page 4 of that folder, too).
(August 2, 2017) Marlena's evil twin Hattie (both played by Deidre Hall) sneaks back into Salem and drugs Marlena's food with sedatives, so she can switch identities and get Marlena committed to a sanitarium. As she signs the committal papers, "Marlena" suggests that the head doctor keeps the "dangerous mental patient" sedated and restrained. At the end of the episode, Marlena is seen lying in a padded cell in what appears to be a Monkey Dungeon straitjacket, in two shots totalling about 20 seconds. I've put up a video including the unrestrained padded cell scenes on Google Drive (thanks to Renfield).
(August 24-25, 2017) On Thursday's show, Marlena has an extended flashback to Monday's episode, with John and her talking about the events of the past few days, before the orderlies burst in and drag John out. At the end of the show, she discovers that John has been straitjacketed and placed in the neighboring padded cell (after Hattie convinces them that John is suffering from dissociative identity disorder), and they can talk through a vent. Since there was so much footage, I edited it into two clips:
Death Note : "Gamble" and "Decision" (season 1, episodes 15 and 16) : This recent anime adaptation of the original Japanese manga
(see the bottom of the Miscellaneous Media page for scans from the manga) contains the
same SJ scene. The series won't be released on DVD until November 2007, but Joe told me
that TV Links has the episodes for
online viewing, and ARnie! sent a vidcap for our enjoyment:
Delta State : "Couch Time" (episode 15, 2004): This Canadian animated series uses rotoscoping (tracing over photographs of live action movement frame-by-frame) to tell the story of four roommates who have the ability to enter the titular state, a dreamlike realm. (The Wikipedia entry has much more info.) In this episode, Claire is seen in a nondescript SJ for about 30 seconds. There's a large vidclip at the Cartoon Heroine DiD Videoclips page.
Desprecio, El ("Contempt", 1991) : Clara Ines Santamaria (Maricarmen Regueiro), misjudged as mentally feeble, is put in a straitjacket and taken to a mental hosptial in episode 37 of this Venezuelan telenovela (26:00 - 27:40, 31:10 - 33:00). She's also subjected to some nasty electroshock in the beginning of episode 38, and is placed back in the jacket while in a padded cell (19:00 - 20:00, 27:35 - 30:30. (thanks to Rodrigo).
Desprecio, El (2006) : Episode 173 of this remake of the above telenovela shows an SJed woman being led out of her home and into the paddy wagon. The image on the video on YouTube is rather poor.
Destino (2013) : In the finale (episode 105) of this novela, Elena (Maria Jose Magan) winds up institutionalized after the revelation of her real mother. YouTube blocks the video for US viewers, but you can see it on DailyMotion; Magan is seen in four-point restraints at 17:45, and jacketed at 27:40 (thanks to Psych Ward Nurses).
Destino De Mujer ("Destiny of Woman", 1997) : Episode 99 of this novela has several scenes of a blonde woman in a smock-style SJ in a small padded cell. You can see the entire episode on YouTube, and I've put the clips on Google Drive.
Diablo Con Los Guapos, Al (2007) : According to this recap, the character of Luci (Laura Flores) is SJed and hauled off to the asylum in this novela.
Dickinson : "A little Madness in the Spring" (season 3, episode 6, original air date November 25 2021) : This Apple TV series is a comedic look at the life of Emily Dickinson (Hailee Steinfeld) and her family. In this episode, Emily's father is offered a job in an insane asylum, and the family is given a tour of the "progressive institution". Emily sneaks away to the basement, where she is shocked to see her friend Abby (Sophie Tucker) in a straitjacket, along with other wrongfully committed women. The scenes happen at 16:50 - 19:00 and 24:35 - 28:00. I've put a clip on Google Drive.
Die andere Seite ("The Other Side", 2017) : A short SJ scene from this supernatural German show is posted on Lady Jane's Facebook page (thanks to Straitpeter).
Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story : "No Fault" (season 2, episode 1, original air date June 2 2020) : This is the second season of the Dirty John true-crime series (based on the podcast), and it covers the infamous murder trial of Betty Broderick (Amanda Peet), who murdered her husband and second wife after a messy divorce which includes her committal to a mental institution. After driving her car into the front door of her husband's new house, Peet is strapped into a large Posey jacket and placed into the back of a police car on a 5150 hold. The scene starts at 11:30 and lasts about 60 seconds, and I've put it up on Google Drive (thanks to Pat).
DKDA: Sueños de Juventud ("DKDA: Youth Dreams", 1999-2000) : At the end of this telenovela, the villainess Leticia (Nora Salinas) winds up SJed in a padded cell at the end. You can find the scene on YouTube (thanks to Diego).
Dr. Who : "The Sunmakers" (original air date 26 Nov 1977 (Part 1)) : "The TARDIS arrives on top of a building on a mysteriously Earth-like Pluto with a human population enslaved by fear-inducing gases and crippled by ridiculously high taxes." This was a four part episode. The Doctor's comely assistant (Louise Jameson) was seen at least twice in a beige padded SJ; once when she was mentally forced to give up info (she was then carried out over a soldier's shoulder), and once while she was hanging off a wall (her feet on the wall, her shoulders about a foot away) and being taunted by a bad guy. The scenes are up on YouTube; part 6
and part 7.
Dollhouse : "Belonging" (season 2, episode 4, original air date 23 October 2009) : This show focuses on a shadowy organization which keeps reprogrammable people ("dolls") for rent for risky activities, wiping their memories after each mission. This episode shows the back history of "doll" Sierra (Dichen Lachman), who is seen in a mental institution in the second half of the episode. There are two brief shots of Lachman in a red-collared Posey SJ; she puts up a great fight, but the scenes are ruined by the ultra-shaky camera work. You can find the first scene on YouTube.
"A Love Supreme" (season 2, episode 8, original air date 11 December 2009): Echo (Eliza Dushku) is being to remember all of her past personalities, which makes her very dangerous to the Dollhouse. A few minutes into this episode, a disoriented and slowly struggling Dushku is seen kneeling in a cell, wearing a red skirt and a small Posey straitjacket, with arms through all three hoops. She's seen for about two minutes straight, with another brief view a minute later. I'd put a clip up, but Fox seems to be on a rampage on YouTube, so I just put the clip on MegaUpload. There are also a ton of great vidcaps at Eliza Dushku Central.
Dragonaut : The Resonance (2007) : Toa, the female lead of this anime, is seen in a straitjacket for several short scenes in episodes 8 and 9. There's a capture at eggsnhamrgreen's DeviantArt account (thanks to ARNie!).
Drew Carey Show, The : "Mimi's A Partner" (original air date Nov 1 2000) : "Much to
Drew's horror, Mimi (Kathy Kinney) wins Kate's (Christa Miller) partnership in Buzz Beer
in a poker game." (taken from
ABC's Drew Carey Show site) At
the end of the show, Kate is seen in the "Psycho 2000" (looks like a Posey SJ, no crotch
strap, but the front loop is used) on a stretcher, wheeled in by Mimi. The scene lasts
about 2 minutes with absolutely no struggling on Kate's part, but the scene is pretty funny.
The scene is up on YouTube (thanks to I.F. for the new link).
Duas Caras (2007) : In this Brazilian telenovela, Silvia (Aline Moraes) has a break from reality and ends up in a smock-style straitjacket and escorted into an ambulance. You can see a pic at the Globo.com site.
Dynasty : According to a German fan site (which seems to be down now, dammit!), Claudia Carrington (Pamela Bellwood) was seen in a straitjacket, being carted off to a mental institution. This apparently happened 2 years before the show began, so I'm assuming this is a flashback in a first-season episode (1981-2). You can read her whole sad story at the Ultimate Dynasty site.
Edge of Night : Mariann Aalda played the attorney DiDi Bannister on the ABC soap from 1981 to 1985, and according to her column on EURweb, DiDi was once tied in an SJ and taken to an insane asylum. Rodrigo found the episode from September 9, 1983, where DiDi is seen in a Posey jacket in a bed at the 19-minute mark.
Elfen Lied (2004) : One episode of the anime features a female psychic character in an SJ and helmet.
Ellen DeGeneres Show, The (2006) : The Halloween episode of the talk show began with Ellen being kidnapped and stuffed in a sack by her "evil twin", who goes on to host the show herself. The audience is dressed in costumes, including a woman in an SJ. Someone posted a big hunk of the show on YouTube, and you can kind of see the SJed person abut 5 minutes in, when the evil Ellen is dancing in the audience.
Emily of New Moon : "By The Rivers Of Bablyon :(season 2, episode 6, original air date 15 Nov 98) : The titular character of this Canadian family show is a young girl who is sent to live with her elderly relatives after the death of her father. In this episode, her Aunt Laura, who succumbed to a laudanum addiction, is committed to an asylum by another of her relatives (I didn't catch her name). Emily and her cousin Jimmy go to the asylum in hopes of getting Laura out; they steal into the basement, where several inmates are groggily milling about. There is a brief glimpse of Laura in an SJ and tied to the wall with a wide leather band. They come back later with a reputable doctor and lock the asylum doctor in his office with his head nurse, enabling them to unstrap Laura from a chair (looking suspiciously like one of Dr. Benjamin Rush's "Tranquilizer Chairs"). However, Aunt Laura is not the most attractive of women, as you can see here.
Eminence in Shadow, The (Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! ) : "The Truth Within the Memories" (season 1, episode 12, original air date December 21 2022) : According to this Reddit discussion, Aurora is seen in a full-body SJ in this episode. I can't find the episode online, but here are some caps from the above discussion:
Evening at the Improv, An : Ruth Buzzi was the guest host of a 1986 episode of this long-running standup-comedy series. At the end of the show, she became so carried away with laughter that an attendant tied her in an SJ and carried her outside to a waiting ambulance. The entire show is available at Hulu (thanks to Pat).
Escape or Die : "Haunted Asylum Escape" (original air date June 23 2015) : This Canadian show features the various stunts and challenges of escape artist Dean Gunnarson. In this episode, Dean is challenged by Ripley's to escape from a supposedly haunted insane asylum in West Virginia. After freeing himself from his restraints, he has to help his teammates escape as well, including a woman in a medium Posey straitjacket. The episode is available on the OLN network site, but you apparently need a Canadian IP address to access the videos. You can find two pics of the SJed woman in the episode gallery at the very bottom of the page (thanks to LSJ). There are now some more vidcaps available at the Themis Collection.
Escape the Night : "Control Issues: (season 3, episode 9, 2018) : In this YouTube Red mock competition series, 10 guests from the modern world are invited to a party at a mansion that's still stuck in the 1920s, and try their best to survive. A preview breakdown of the trailer for the upcoming third season shows a woman wearing an extra-small Posey SJ with the arms unstrapped at 1:07 (thanks to Don).
Escaping The Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story (2019) : This Lifetime TV movie is a highly fictionalized version of Bly's famous expose 10 Days in a Madhouse. As the film starts, "Nellie Brown" (Christina Ricci) is suffering from amnesia and can't remember how she got to Blackwell's Island. About 69 minutes into the film, Brown tries to escape, and is subsequently seen in the head doctor's office, tied in a mustard-yellow-colored straitjacket with a leather reinforcing strap on the chest. She is then taken into the darkly lit basement by the sinister (and fictional) Matron Grady (Judith Light) and three orderlies. Brown suddenly remembers that she is Nellie Bly, and after confronting Grady, she is locked in a wooden crib and lowered into a metal bathtub. Luckily, her boyfriend (another fictional character) arrives just in time to save her life. Most of the time, the film is so dimly lit, it's hard to get a good view of Ricci in the jacket, and we never see the back. I've put a video on Google Drive.
Escrava Isaura, A ("The Slave Isaura") : This 2004 Brazilian telenovela was centered on the romance between a plantation owner and one of his slaves. The character of Branca (Renata Dominguez) went crazy and was seen in a costume-style SJ in one scene, which is available on YouTube (thanks to Barry).
Evil Twins : "Sisters in Silence" (original air date August 6 2013) : This episode of the documentary series, originally airing on the Investigation Discovery network, tells the story of identical twins June and Jennifer Gibbons, black girls who were harassed while growing up in Wales and who acted out by committing acts of arson. They were eventually committed to Broadmoor Hospital. The two actresses portraying the sisters are shown in straitjackets in three short scenes near the end of the show. There is a nice promo still of the SJed twins on the German site Fernsehserien.de (thanks to Don).
F.C. De Kampioenen ("F.C. The Champions") : This is a long-running (21 seasons!) sitcom about a fictional football team in Belgium. At least 2 episodes end with Carmen (Loes Van Den Heuvel) straitjacketed in an asylum: "Het Knekelveld" (season 13, episode 1, original air date December 7 2002) and "Poepa Boma" (season 21, episode 2, original air date December 11 2010) (thanks to Renfield). I've put both clips on Google Drive.
Family, The (episode 7; original air date 27 August 2003) : In this ABC "reality" show, a working-class extended family is transported to a mansion to compete against each other for a million dollar prize. On this particular episode, four people (three men and Dawn Marie) have to escape from Humane Restraints SJs while stuffed into a giant "money sack" (with only their heads showing) and then put 50 coins into a piggy bank. Dawn Marie managed to escape first (using the strategy of withdrawing into the sack to escape the jacket, unlike the men), so we don't get to see much of her struggling. However, it is amusing to hear her talk about how much she hates being confined. You can visit the official web site for synopses and other info. There's a very thorough synopsis at Reality News Online.
FarScape : "Dream A Little Dream" (season 2, episode 8, original air date June 23 2000) : The character of Zhaan (Virginia Hey) is accused of murder on the planet of Litigara, and is restrained in an arms-to-the-side SJ. The scene occurs about 35 minutes into the episode, and I've uploaded an HD video of the clip to Google Drive.
Faust (1989) : According to the listing on the Internet Movie Database, this French opera has the character Maugerite (Mirella Freni) "in a strait-jacket while a child plays hopscotch."
Fear Factor : "Psycho Fear Factor, Part 3" (episode 6.6, original air date January 17 2006) : This was the last of 3 episodes which took place at the legendary Bates Motel set from the PSYCHO movies. In one stunt, the couples have to help each other escape from straitjackets; however, they have the opportunity to get more time to escape by eating Iraqi Camel Spiders beforehand. The entire episode is available on YouTube; the SJs come out about 17 minutes in (thanks to Mark).
Femme Fatales : "Crazy Mary" (season 2, episode 7, original air date July 20, 2012) : This Cinemax series combines Twilight Zone-style mystery with softcore sex scenes. This episode is centered on Mary (Kate Luyben), a woman wrongly convicted of killing her husband and serving her sentence in an asylum. Luyben is seen in an extra-large Posey jacket (WAY too large for her) being dragged down a hallway in slow motion and sitting in a padded cell. FWIW, a naked nurse is seen in four-point restraints in a softcore scene later in the episode.
Fistful of Stances, A : In episode 6 of this Chinese drama (about 22 minutes in), a flashback 20 years before the show's current time shows the evil Wing Tak tricking Wai Lin (Tavia Yeung) into appearing insane in front of a doctor from the local mental hospital (he shows letters she supposedly wrote accusing him of horrible crimes), and several nurses tie her in a smock-style straitjacket and drag her out of the house. However, she swallows her pride and apologizes to Wing, so he doesn't have her committed after all.
Fix My Mom : "Tears, Fears, and Farewells" (season 1, episode 8, original air date December 15 2015) : This reality show from Oxygen focused on 4 mother-daughter duos (and one mother and 2 daughters) living in a retreat to work on their relatonships. On the season finale, they are taken to a warehouse to "face their deepest fears". Daughter Brittany is agoraphobic, so she is placed in a Humane Restraints jacket and locked in a small cage. Mother Ashley is very vain and materialistic, so she is challenged to donate her three expensive handbags to charity for the chance to wade through a pool of disgusting muck and mire to find the key to the cage; otherwise Brittany stays in the cage for 30 minutes. Of course, Ashley decides to donate the bags, but it takes her 13 minutes to find the key (only a couple of minutes are shown onscreen). After the cage is unlocked, we see the curious detail of a large lock placed around two of the back straps. I uploaded the video to Google Drive.
Flor Salvaje, La ("Wildflower", 2011) : Rocio (Bibiana Corrales) is committed to an asylum and is seen in a smock-style straitjacket in episodes 25 and 26. I was able to find part of a scene from Univision's recap of the 09/09/2011 episode, and I've put the clip on Google Drive.
Flapjack Floozy (c. 1988) : Teri Garr appears in this short film, SJed and cleave-gagged (with a white cloth), displaying some nice struggling and "gag noises" before her "treatment" for pancake addiction, and is much more docile afterwards. This was reportedly shown on the cable channel Showtime between feature films. Someone was nice enough to put the entire film on YouTube (go to 16:10), and I've put the clip up on Google Drive.
Flash, The : "Fear Me" (season 7, episode 5, original air date March 30 2021) : This CW show is based on the classic DC comic character. About 3 minutes into the episode, Cecile (Danielle Nicolet) has a nightmare in which she is harassed by a straitjacketed woman (leather straps in front). The scene is very brief, and I've put it up on Google Drive (thanks to Barry).
Freaks! : "Giù" (season 2, episode 6, original air date November 16 2012) : This Italian sci-fi series focuses on a group of teens connected by a mysterious car crash. In this episode, one girl wakes up to find herself in a straitjacket, strapped to a table, blindfolded, gagged, and her ankles chained together. She frees herself after some struggling. The scene happens 7:50 - 9:15. The entire episode is available on YouTube; I've put the clip on Google Drive.
Freddy's Nightmares "Interior Loft" (season 2, episode 16, original air date 27 January
1990) : Elizabeth Keifer, an attractive middle-aged
blonde, wanders about a white room in a nice SJ (metal grommets and roller buckles) for about
15 seconds. You can see the episode on
AOL Video (the scene comes halfway through
"Sister's Keeper" (season 1, episode 7, original air date 19 November 1999) : This episode concerns twin teenage sisters who are tormented by Freddy in their dreams. There's lots of whacky, nonsensical swapping of sister's identities, until one sister (played by Hili Park) is hauled off by two orderlies and is seen in an SJ for about 20 seconds (natch, it's just another dream). This episode WAS released on video, and it's up on YouTube. You can also see a still courtesy of I-Mockery.com, and there are more stills and a video download at Danger Theatre. (Thanks to Pat for the info!)
From Raquel With Love (1980) : About halfway though this variety special, Raquel
Welch is kidnapped by her agent (James Coco) and put in an ambulance in a straitjacket;
there's no gag (all the better to sing "Don't Tell Me What To Do), but plenty of squirming.
Her dog undid the sleeve strap, and she ran singing through the streets of New York.
The whole scene lasts for about 4 minutes; the jacket's like a large smock with straps
down the back and some cosmetic straps dangling off the sleeves.
I've uploaded the scene to Google Drive.
Q We told me that someone posted a behind-the-scenes clip of Raquel shooting one of the scenes on YouTube.
Feud : "Hagsploitation" (season 1, episode 6, original air date April 9 2017) : This was a limited-run series detailing the rivalry between actresses Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) and Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange). This episode covered (among other things) Crawford's appearance in Straitjacket, and there was a re-enactment of that film's trailer. I don't have the clip of the trailer redo by itself, but someone posted a side-by-side clip of the trailer with the redo on YouTube (thanks to SW).
Game On! : This Brit-com covers the travails of three roommates - agoraphobic
Matt (Ben Chaplin, Neil Stuke after the first season), best friend Martin (Matthew
Cottle), and party girl Mandie (Samantha Jenkins). In one of the first-season episodes,
Matt sees Mandie in a Human Restraints SJ during a nightmare. The
Game On! web site doesn't have any pics of
this, nor are their synopses detailed enough to pin down the exact title, but there are
a lot of photos of Samantha Jenkins to drool over, and the first-season is available on
"Not Telling" has uploaded the scene to RapidShare, in both VCD-quality (11 MB) as well as DVD-quality (42 MB) video.
Gata, La (2014) : Episode 111 of this novela showed Gisela (Monika Sanchez) straitjacketed and twirling against the walls of a padded cell (go to 9:55 - 11:00). The scenes continue through episodes 112 (21:40 - 22:40) and 113 (3:55 - 4:55).
Geisterjäger John Sinclair ("Demon Hunter John Sinclair")
(2000) : "Engelsgrab" ("An angel's grave", episode 6, original air date February 10 2000) : This German horror TV show has a short scene of a woman in a straitjacket in a padded cell. The entire episode is available on Vivo (from 26:00 to 29:00), and Rodrigo was kind enough to make the clip available on OneDrive.
General Hospital (November 1989) : Lucy (Lynn Herring) was kidnapped and kept in a Humane Restraints SJ, hidden away in the hospital basement, by Olivia and a man, searching for diamonds. Someone's posted good-quality videos of the show from that era, and the scenes are located at these links (thanks to Snappy):
Germany's Next Top Model (2011) : In this Heidi Klum-hosted iteration of the American reality show, some of the model hopefuls were shown shooting commercials in which they "go crazy" over shoes and end up in straitjackets. YouTube has videos for the models Amelie (behind-the-scenes and finished commercial) and Sihe (behind-the-scenes and finished commercial).
Ghost Chasers : one episode of this paranormal-investigators series opened with several doctors (male and female) in SJs in a padded cell.
Ghost Stories : "Back Ward" (episode 1-1; original air date 27 Sept 97) : A female doctor is rendered unconscious in an abandoned hospital; she wakes up "in the past,"
where nurses strap her into a canvas, SJ-type garment and put her in an ice bath. The episode was uploaded to
YouTube (go to 14:00), and I've also put the clip on Google Drive.
Ghost Wars : "The Exorcism of Marcus Moon" (season 1, episode 4, original air date October 26 2017) : This Netflix one-season wonder is centered around a small Alaskan town that is overrun with paranormal forces. About 32:30 into this episode, Research scientist Landis Barker (Kandyse McClure) is assaulted by a ghost and imagines herself in a straitjacket (with side loops, but no front loop) for a few seconds. I've put the clip on Google Drive.
Ghost Whisperer : "Dead Reckoning" (episode 12 of season 2, original air date 5 January 2007) : Jennifer love Hewitt has a vision of herself in an SJ and padded cell in this episode. Rodrigo was nice enough to send me a clip, which I've put on Google Drive.
Girl Called Hatter Fox, A (1977) : This film concerns a "wild" Native American woman (Joanelle Romero) and the psychiatrist (Ronny Cox) who tries to "civilize" her. It's based on the novel Hatter Fox by Marilyn Harris. Someone just uploaded the scene to Sendspace.
Girls Behaving Badly : One episode of this all-female pranks show (airing on
Oxygen and in syndication) features cast member
Kira Soltanovich playing a
mentally unstable sister introduced to an unwitting diner by a supposed acquaintance.
The prank is entitled "Koo-Koo Goes Out on the Town." She's seen in an SJ with crotch
straps. She tells the dupe that the SJ is "a big misunderstanding" and defends herself by
saying "if a sale says 50% off, it better BE 50% off!" (thanks to Straitlaced8)
Recording the syndicated shows, I found a SECOND SJ appearance by Kira, in a segment called "Koo-Koo Chanel". The prank takes place in a fake psychiatrist's office, where Kira is led into the waiting room in an SJ with thin leather straps. As the "psychiatrist" leaves to handle the paperwork, Kira strikes up conversation with the unsuspecting dupes (a young woman and an older man in separate scenes). She doesn't "act crazy", just complains that her boyfriend had her committed after a shopping spree. When the psychiatrist returns, Kira claims friendship with the other person, and tries to get released into their custody before the prank is revealed. The entire segment lasts about 5 minutes, and there's a funny joke when Kira gets the young woman to loosen her crotch strap, as she "just had a Brazilian". Neither scene appears on the Volume 1 DVD set, I'm afraid.
Gitanas : There's a pretty decent SJ scene in this telenovela, which is on YouTube.
Gong Show, The : One episode of the campy '70s game show featured a woman who performed an SJ escape, wearing only a green bikini underneath.
Another episode featured the incompetent escape artist El Magnifico the Magnificent, who failed to escape from his straitjacket. Later in the show, the judges removed the jacket so they could put it on a horrible female singer, though they didn't strap her in. The episode is on YouTube, about 14 minutes in (thanks to Mariano).
Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling : This infamous wrestling show had its share of SJ sightings. One involved a "loser-strapped-into-straitjacket" match between Justice and Dementia; the latter lost,but her restraint is shown in a long shot and mostly obscured by the referees tying her in. The blonde member of the Heavy Metal Sisters tag team was occasionally shown being led to and from the ring in an SJ; in one match against Little Fiji and Mt. Fiji, they tied the former in the SJ (the latter was chained in the opposite corner) and cut off some of her hair.
One good source for GLOW videos (and other women's wrestling tapes) is Manzerman.
El Gran Juego de la Oca ("The Great Game of the Goose") : This Spanish variety show from the mid-90s featured a reoccuring segment where a man and a woman are tied in a special straitjacket, hugging each other, and attempt to escape. There are at least two videos available on YouTube (thanks to MB):
Camisa de fuerza #1
Camisa de fuerza #2
Great Detective, The : "If Looks Could Kill" : This episode of a Canadian series about a turn-of-the-century policeman (presumably not Sherlock Holmes) involved a hypnotist who drove women mad. The episode has turned up on YouTube, and there's a woman SJed and strapped to an asylum bed 21 minutes in. I've put the clip on Google Drive.
Guadalupe (1994) : According to a listing in Brian R's Scene Database, the title character (Adela Noriega) of this telenovela spends several episodes in an institution, and is seen SJed twice (at the beginning of her stay and after an unsuccessful escape attempt). You can visit Adela Noriega's Website for pictures, but there are no vidcaps of her SJed there.
Guardian : This Russian action series shows Ekaterina Klimova in a smock-style SJ in episode 6 (35:00, 37:00, and 45:30) and episode 7 (4:50 - 8:30). There is another SJ scene with a different actress in episode 16 (34:50). (thanks to Rodrigo)
Guerra dos Sexos ("Fight or Love") : Rodrigo tells me that the penultimate episode (#178, original air date April 25 2013) of this Brazilian novela has an SJ scene, but I've been unable to locate it.
Gute Zeiten, Schlechte Zeiten (July 12, 1999) : Anna (Simone Hanselmann), suffering from split-personality
disorder, assaulted her family and friends and was taken away in an SJ. BTW, this episode was Hanselmann's last on this
kult-soap; talk about going out with a bang!
Hardcore Pawn (season 5, episode 2, original air date November 22 2011) : This reality show on TruTV follows the Gold family (father Les and siblings Seth and Ashley) as they run the American Jewelry and Loan pawn shop in Detroit. On this episode, a man brought in a yellow-collared Posey straitjacket to pawn, and Seth gets Ashley to try it on. The scene is very brief, and is available on YouTube (at the 17:00 mark). You can also see a series of vidcaps at Danger Theatre. The store later raffled the jacket off; you can see a picture of the lucky winner on the store's Facebook page.
Harley Quinn : "Til Death Do Us Part" (season 1, episode 1, original air date November 29 2019) : This adult animated series is available on the DC Universe streaming service, and focuses on the titular villain starting a new life in Gotham City after leaving The Joker. At the 5:50 mark, Harley is seen in a straitjacket fighing off several Arkham Asylum guards. The scene lasts about 30 seconds, and I've put it up on Google Drive (thanks to Creeper1574).
Harper Valley P.T.A. : Barbara Eden reprised her role as free-thinking Stella Johnson in this TV series based on the popular sing and movie. In the second season episode "Stella Della", Eden also played Stella's lookalike big-city cousin Della, who comes for a visit. Stella's nemesis, Flora (Anne Francine), encounters both cousins separately during the episode, and naturally believes their insistence that they are not the same person is evidence that Stella needs a visit to the funny farm. A psychiatrist shows up with two orderlies, who try to put Della in an SJ, but stop when Stella enters the picture, and wind up tying Flora in the SJ. I have the clip up on YouTube.
Harry Hill's TV Burp : Series 8, Episode 6 (original air date November 22 2008) : According to TV.com, this episode features then 68-year-old British TV presenter Esther Rantzen in an SJ.
Haunted Hospitals : "The Cruel Nurse/When Hell Freezes Over" (season 2, episode 10, original air date March 7, 2020) : This Travel Channel reality shows hospital workers narrating re-enactments of their ghost stories. The second story is told by hairdresser Ron Koval, who is cutting the hair of a straitjacketed woman who mentions that she can see Ron's dead mother. The actress wears a fake jacket (zipper in the front with a few D-rings and locks) in the first few minutes (thanks to Barry). I've put the clip up on Google Drive.
HawthoRNe : "Price of Admission" (season 3, episode 8, original air date August 2 2011) : The night before her therapy session, Christina (Jada Pinkett Smith) has a nightmare in which she's wearing a small Posey straitjacket, tied to a bed by leather cuffs around her ankles. When hospital employees free her legs to take her to the psych ward, she manages to escape and run out of the hospital before she wakes up. The scene lasts about 2 minutes and comes at the very start of the episode. You can find stills of the jacketed Smith on the show's Facebook page, and the episode can be viewed here (thanks to Cris Carter).
Hell Hath No Fury (1994) : (Loretta Swit; at the end, taken away in a Posey by two nurses in an ambulance).
Hell's Kitchen : "Six Chefs Compete" (season 15, episode 13, original air date April 8 2016) : In this episode of Gordon Ramsay's long-running chef competition show, the chefs are challenged to guide their family members through the preparation of a dish without physically helping them. To enforce this condition, the chefs are placed in Posey straitjackets. You can find two short clips posted by Fox on YouTube (thanks to Renfield):
Straitjacket Cooking (Pt.1)
Straitjacket Cooking (Pt.2)
I just found the episode online and uploaded the pertinent video to Google Drive.
Don found a high-quality video of the clips on YouTube.
Heroes : "Godsend" (original air date ) and "The Fix" (original air date) : This drama centers on a disparate group of people who suddenly discover their superpowers. Ali Larter plays a woman with split-personality disorder; her other personality is reeeeeally good at killing people, and she eventually gets put into prison (the police are actually after her estranged husband). After snapping a guard's baton in two with her bare hands, she's seen at the end of the first episode in a dirty padded cell, wearing a Posey SJ with one arm through the front loop. She's seen again in the same predicament in the second episode, but it just looks like recycled footage. There is a video on YouTube that Universal hasn't discovered yet.
Hollywood Babylon : "Crosby/Farmer" (episode 2, original air date January 30 1993) : Series "based" on Kenneth Anger's books, hosted by Tony Curtis. There was a segment about Frances Farmer, where she is seen in a green-collared Posey when her mother visits her in jail. There was a package of 3 videocassettes released, but the Farmer segment isn't on any of them. The entire segment was recently uploaded to YouTube,
and I've put the clip on Google Drive (thanks to Renfield).
Hollywood Scandals and Tragedies (19??) : A Hollywood Babylon-style documentary series aired on E!; there was a segment on Frances Farmer.
Homeland : "Redux" (season 4, episode 7, original airdate
November 9 2014) : Carrie (Claire Danes) is seen in a straitjacket (white canvas with leather straps and a wide front loop) in two short scenes, starting about 45 minutes in. She is removed from the jacket at the end. YouTube blocked the clip I tried to upload, so you can find it at Google Drive.
The season 8 trailer shows a struggling woman (presumably Claire Danes) in a Posey SJ at 20 seconds, with another shot of Danes in hospital clothes being held by two orderlies (thanks to Renfield).
Hot in Cleveland : "Win-Win" (season 5, episode 22, original air date August 27 2014) : This TV Land sitcom focused on three middle-aged women from LA who, sick of the shallow and youth-obsessed atmosphere, decide to relocate to Cleveland.
In this episode, Victoria (Wendie Malick) is nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar, but fakes an illness to avoid causing a scene if she loses. However, she decides to set up a camera with a live feed in her bedroom, just in case. Her beautician friend Joy (Jane Leeves) does her hair and makeup, and when Victoria accidentally spills wine on her silk jacket, Joy turns it around and ties the sleeves behind her, giving it a straitjacket-style appearance. Of course, Victoria wins and is seen on national TV in this get-up. The scene starts about 15:10 into the episode and runs about 2 minutes. You can find the entire episode on YouTube.
Houdini and Doyle : This entry isn't actually for the show, but for the acompanying "World of Wonders" web series, in which actress Rebecca Liddiard discusses various topics from the show. She's seen putting on a Posey straitjacket in one of the stills, but the videos are only accessable in Canada. The video was briefly posted to YouTube before getting blocked in America, but I managed to download it and put it on Google Drive. (thanks to Renfield)
How High 2 (2019) : This is a made-for-TV sequel to the Method Man/Redman pot comedy. I haven't seen it, but Renfield tells me that Kimberly Lynn Maxwell appears as "Crazed Lady", and she put a pic of herself in a canvas SJ with leather straps on her Instagram page. Her character appears for a few seconds about halfway into the movie.
I Due Volti dell'Amore (roughly, "The Two Faces of Love") : This Hispanic period-piece soap opera was shown (dubbed into Italian) on CFMT, Toronto's multicultural TV station. A woman attacks her doctor with a knife, and is later seen SJed in a padded cell with another woman, laughing. They both wear long SJs with laces up the sides. They later convince a nurse to release them for a change of clothes (they were wearing bodiced dresses), and they escape by hiding in a wagon. It appears the original title was "Amor Sagrado", as two clips were posted under this name on YouTube:
I Know This Much Is True : "Six" (episode 6, original air date June 14 2020) : This HBO miniseries is based on the novel by Wally Lamb, and focuses on Dominick (Mark Ruffalo) and his struggles with his schizophrenic twin Thomas. In this and the prior episode, Dominick reads from his grandfather Constantine's journal, and discovers that he was convinced his wife Prosperina (Irene Muscara) was trying to murder him, so he convinces the police to take her to the asylum. Four officers are seen carting a straitjacketed Muscara out of the house and into the back of a police wagon. The scene starts at 42:30 and lasts a minute. I've put the clip on Google Drive.
I'm Still Alive! (2004) : This short series from the UPN showcased reality footage of people surviving disasterous situations. One episode segment dealt with escape artist Bill Shirk, who was chained in a plexiglas coffin and buried under cement, which collapsed the coffin surfaces (luckily, Shirk found an air bubble, and was dug out safely). Shirk apparently holds the world record for fastest SJ escape (5 seconds!), and the segment showed background footage of him and his daughter in a dueling SJ escape challenge.
La Impostora (2014) : In episode 74 of this telenovela, Valentina (Andrea Tello) is laced into a brown straitjacket by two orderlies and is carried off to an asylum. I've put the clip on MediaFire.
Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995) : This made-for-HBO movie is based on the court case of the McMartin family, who owned a preschool and were accused of sexually molesting children. One of the mothers of the children, Judy Johnson (Roberta Bassin), pulls a shotgun on her daughter's boyfriend, and is then seen wearing a Posey jacket, getting strapped to a hospital bed. The entire movie is available on YouTube; the scene starts an hour and 13 minutes in and lasts about 20 seconds (thanks to an anonymous friend).
Infarto ("Heart Attack") : This is a hidden camera prank show from Mexico. There are a couple of segments in a fake asylum which show women in smock-style SJs: "Un loco a la fuerza" and "Una loca a fuerza" (thanks to Mariano).
Inocente De Ti (2004) : This Mexican telenovela contains several SJ scenes
of interest, some of which are available on YouTube (thanks to Rodrigo):
Third Clip (no SJ, but nice 4-point restraints)
Infómanas (1997-8) : This was an Argentian comedy show, which featured at least one scene of an SJed woman, as seen on Fabio Manes' Facebook page (thanks to Rodrigo).
Insane Jane (c. 2015) : This is an unsold TV pilot based on the comic book miniseries (see the Bluewater Comics section on the Miscellaneous Media page) about a young woman with schizophrenia who is convinced she is a heroine with genuine superpowers. Miracle Laurie (best known as "Mellie" from Dollhouse) played the titular character, and a teaser trailer showing her in a yellow-collared Posey is available on Vimeo; I've also uploaded it to Google Drive. There are also a few promo pics above her interview on Ms. In The Biz (thanks to Pat).
Into The Dark : "The Current Occupant" (season 2, episode 10, original air date July 17 2020) : In this episode of the Hulu horror anthology, a psych ward patient is convinced he is the President. About 12 minutes in, Helen (Lilli Birdsell) is escorted down the hall in a Posey straitjacket. The scene lasts about 30 seconds, and I've uploaded it to Google Drive (thanks to Renfield and Rodrigo).
Invisible Man, The : "Death Cell" (from the '60s British edition, not the most recent series) : Lana Morris escapes from a mental institution to contact the title character, but she's recaptured and tied in an SJ and gagged with a white cloth. Luckily, the Invisible Man comes to save the day. Pictures are available at Biff's site, and the scene is up on YouTube.
Iron-Jawed Angels (2004) : "Activists Alice Paul and Lucy Burns take the women's suffrage movement by storm." About 1:34 into the made-for-HBO movie, Hilary Swank goes on a hunger strike in a jail and is forced into an SJ by two men and taken from the jail for a psychiatric evaluation. I've uploaded the video to Google Drive.
It's Kevin (2013) : The second episode of Kevin Eldon's comedy sketch show on BBC apparently contains a brief shot of a woman in a straitjacket (thanks to John Drake).
Jem (1985-8) : This animated series focused on the travails of businesswoman JerricaBenton, who with the help of the powerful computer Synergy (which can create holograms),
transforms herself into Jem, the leader of an all-girl rock band (Jem and the Holograms). In the episode "Music is Magic" (episode 37), Jem's arch-rivals, The Misfits, fall
victim to a crooked magician, who imprisons them and ties Pizzazz in an SJ. There is one brief shot of the full-length SJ from a distance, and another shot panning from her feet to her head, about 16 minutes into the episode. The members of the Misfits get to tie the villain up in the SJ at the end, too. The episode is included on Disc 2 of the DVD set of the complete 3rd season.
In another episode, whose name I can't figure out, the lead singer of The Misfits challenges the Holograms to a magic contest. She is subsequently seen struggling in an SJ, until her manager reminds her of the jacket's gimmick (a flower on the front, when pulled, provides a quick release).
"That Old Houdini Magic" (season 3, episode 8, original air date February 15 1988) : "Jem and the Holograms are playing at Mrs. Farnsworth's charity ball, where the magician Astral will perform. When the Stingers are rejected by Mrs. Farnsworth's, Rapture pretends she is the host body of Houdini's return." Astral calls Rapture's bluff, and challenges her to a magic contest. Rapture is seen struggling in a straitjacket, unable to escape. You can see pictures at Pop Culture Addict and Pranceatron (thanks to Mariano).
Jodoh-Jodoh Annisa : There's a SJ scene at the beginning of Episode 56 of this Filipino novela (thanks to Rodrigo).
Johnny Vegas - 18 Stone of Idiot : "Episode 4" (original air date June 17, 2005) : This is a late night show on Britain's Channel 4 (BTW, a "stone" is an archaic unit of weight, approximately 13 pounds). One of the episodes reportedly featured "glamour model" (i.e., topless Page 3 girl) Jodie Marsh, tied in a Posey SJ while topless and hung upside down from the ceiling, as part of an escapology challenge. She was given 60 seconds to escape, before the show went to a commercial; when they came back, Vegas said "Don't worry Jodie, you're going to have to piss sometime, and when you do, I'll be underneath". There doesn't seem to be any pics of this at the official web site, but there's one at the Weasel Dandaw site.
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure : "Stone Ocean" (season 5, episode 1, original release date December 1 2021): In the official trailer for this anime adaptation of the manga (see the Jump Comics section of the Misc. page), we see a shoulders-up shot of Jojo being freed from a straitjacket at the 40 second mark (thanks to Renfield) Unfortunately, the entire scene is not much longer, starting at 20:20. I've put the clip on Google Drive (thanks to Tom).
Juega de la Vida, El (2003): In this telenovela, Tania (Maki) was committed to a hospital by her hateful father, and was seen strapped to the bed and SJed in separate scenes, before escaping.
Killer (episode 16, 2022) : At the 15-minute mark of this Russian crime show, Karina Andolenko is tied in a smock-style SJ with a duct-tape gag and locked in a basement. She's seen at 34:00 trying to escape the jacket and failing. She manages to tear her gag off with a metal hook at 38:50 and yells for help. The male lead finds her at 40:00. I've put the clip up on Google Drive (thanks to whoever posted the entry on Brian R's Scene Database).
Knick, The: "The Golden Lotus" (season 1, episode 9, original air date October 10 2014): After her baby dies, Eleanor (Maya Kazan) is put into a straitjacket by two attendants and removed from her house. The scene comes near the end of the episode; you can see screencaps at Springfield! Springfield! (keep clicking the "Show 100 More" button; they'll be at the end) (thanks to Rodrigo)
L Word: Generation Q, The : "Quiz Show" (season 3, episode 3, original air date December 4 2022) : This Showtime series is a reboot of the original The L Word with a new cast. At about 21 minutes into the episode, talk show host Alice (Leisha Hailey) celebrates her 100th show by escaping from a costume SJ. I've put the short clip in Google Drive.
Ladies of Letters (season 2, episode 6, original air date October 19 2010) : This is the televised adaptation of a long running BBC Radio comedy series, in which Irene and Vera start up a corresponence after meeting at a wedding. In this episode, Irene (Maureen Lipman) writes a plea for help after winding up in a mental institution. She's seen in two brief scenes strapped to a bed, and in two longer scenes (at 8 and 9:30) sitting on the bed ina straitjacket, with no struggling. I've put the video up on Google Drive.
Late Night With Conan O'Brien (October 2, 2008) : A brief sketch on this show dealt with vice-presidental candidate Sarah Palin's efforts to prepare for her debate with Joe Biden. The scene was a homage to A Clockwork Orange, with an SJed actress strapped to a chair and forced to watch Palin's maladroit interview with Katie Couric.
Laugh-In (season 3, episode 25, original air date March 9 1970) : This episode of the famous sketch comedy show has a brief scene with Goldie Hawn and Artie Johnson struggling in SJs. The episode is available on Amazon Prime, and starts at 31:29. C.A. was kind enough to send the clip, which I've uploaded to Google Drive.
Law According to Lidia Poët, The (season 1, episode 5, original release date February 15 2023) : This Netflix original from Italy is based on the true story of Italy's first female lawyer. About 37 minutes into this episode, a man chases an older woman through an insane asylum, and he passes by two separate women in SJs. I've put the clip on Google Drive (thanks to Renfield).
Le tre rose de Eva 2 (2013) : A gallery for this Italian soap shows a blonde struggling in a straitjacket and held by two orderlies. (You can see a thumbnail gallery of all photos at TVBlog.)
Live It Up (c. 1990) : On one episode of this "infotainment" show (broadcast on Canada's CTV network), host Diane Bruckner was SJed by magician Dean Gunnarson (looks like an old Posey with the grommetted straps, but they didn't use the side loops). Someone's posted the clip on YouTube.
Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) (season 3, episode 16, original air date Apr 17 2022) : In the season finale of this Korean soap, Dong-Mi is committed to a mental hospital by her son. Three men come to the house and put her into a smock-style SJ. The scene happens about 12 minutes into the episode. I found a recap at The Review Geek, and have put the clip up on Google Drive.
Love, Lies, and Murder (1991) (Sheryl Lee) : "A young mother is murdered in her sleep. Her teenage stepdaughter confesses to the crime. But what seemed like an open-and-shut case is only the beginning in this chilling true story of the unspeakable crime that shocked a nation" About 31 minutes into the second half of this TV miniseries, a jacketed Lee is seen lying on the floor of a padded cell after a suicide attempt; the shot is about 15 seconds. She is seen in the following scene strapped hand and foot to a chair, and in handcuffs and legirons near the end. The video that was on YouTube was taken down, but Rodrigo sent it to me, and I've placed it on Google Drive.
Love, Mary (1985) : Kristy McNichol stars in this TV movie as a troubled teen who turns her life around when she's diagnosed with dyslexia. After a police chase in the opening credits, she's seen lying on a bed in a jail cell in a straitjacket. The scene lasts about a minute before the jacket is removed, and there's no struggling. The entire movie is available on YouTube; the scene starts at 2:10.
MacGyver : "Two Times Trouble" (original air date December 11 1989) At the beginning of the episode is a strange shoot for an anti-drug music video, where a young woman (blonde Kimberly Sheppard) is put in a yellow neoprene (?) SJ and thrown in a tank of water (shaped like a beaker?). MacGyver ends up in the same predicament at the climax of the episode.
MAD TV : An episode of this comedy-sketch show featured a spoof of Felicity,
entitled Intensity, in which the title character (Nicole Sullivan, a cute blonde),
obsessed with a boy, ends up in a yellow-collared Posey SJ at the end of the sketch. The shot
is about 10 seconds long, in slow-motion with nice struggling.
Madrasta, La : Ana Rosa is seen SJed and struggling in a padded cell in one episode of this telenovela. Rodrigo was kind enough to upload the scene to YouTube, and he's put a lot of vidcaps up at his ImageShack page. The scene is included on the 3-DVD condensation of the series; it's on Disc 2, Side 1, about 15:25 - 16:00.
Mafia Princess (1986) (Susan Lucci) : Based on the memoirs of Antoinette Giancana, daughter of infamous Mafia kingpin Sam Giancana. In the book, she is committed to a hospital by her father. She says she was strapped to her bed most of the time, and was once put in an SJ. In the film, Lucci is seen in a padded cell with a mediocre SJ (but with some nice struggling); after she's untied, we can see that the sleeves are open at the ends. The scene is about 2 minutes long.
Mañana es Para Siempre (2008) : Episode 4 of this novela shows Lilliana (Dominika Paleta) tied in a straitjacket and strapped to a bed. I've put the clip on Google Drive.
Magpakailanman ("Forever") : "Sino Ang Baliw?" ("Who's Crazy?") (episode 338, original air date November 23 2019) : In this episode of the long-running Filipino anthology series, Glaiza De Castro is wrongly committed to a mental hospital by her scheming in-laws. She is seen struggling in a costume SJ from 42:30 - 44:30. The entire episode is on YouTube (thanks to Rodrigo).
Mar de amor ("Sea of love", 2009) : In episode 65 of this novela, Coral (Ninel Conde) sets her bed on fire and flings herself down a flight of stairs, so naturally they put her in a straitjacket at the hospital (at 5:00, thanks to Rodrigo).
Maria Mercedes (1992) : The titular character of this telenovela (Thalia) is committed to a mental hospital and forced into a straitjacket. You can see the clip on YouTube (thanks to Mariano).
Marian Again: (original air dates 5 & 6 September 2005) :
This two-part British miniseries (originally shown on the ITV network) focuses on a woman who was kidnapped and imprisoned in a small box for 15 years. When her old boyfriend sees her on the street, years after he thought she had died, she denies being the women he believes her to be. The show contains some scenes with the woman SJed and wearing a scold's bridle (without gag), as part of a magic act she does with her former captor.
Marian Rose White (1982) : This TV movie is nased on a true story about a young woman (Nancy Cartwright, long before she became the voice of Bart Simpson) in the 1930s who is mistakenly thought to be "feeble-minded" and is sent to a mental institution by her mother. She is shown in a straitjacket in a tiny padded cell for about a minute. Someone has posted the whole movie in several parts on YouTube; the scene starts about 13:30 into part 2. I've put the clip on Google Drive.
Martin : "One Flew Over The Hoochie's Nest" (season 5, episode 130, original air
date 24 April 1997):
"Pam (Tichina Arnold) is thought to be her twin cousin, who has recently
escaped from a mental institution." There is an SJ scene with
plenty of struggling by Arnold, though one reports states that the
Posey with roller buckles used in the scene doesn't have the arm
straps buckled up. A more recent report suggests that the jacket was
improperly applied in some shots in the middle of the scene (sleeves not buckled)
and properly tied at the beginning and end of the scene. There's a good overview of the
episode at TV.com,
and the segment was recently posted on
Más Noche (aka +Noche) : This is a Spanish-language comedy variety show filmed in Mexico. One episode featured actress Bárbara Torres being dropped into a scene where she is mistaken for a psychiatrist in a mental hospital. She encounters two different women in smock-style SJs. The scene is available on YouTube (though it might be geo-blocked in the USA), and I've put the clip on Google Drive.
Mask : The Animated Series, The : Magic (Season 3, Episode 1, 1997) : "Stanley reunites with his high school crush, Davida Steelmine, who is now working as a magician who uses her powers for criminal activity." (courtesy of Wikipedia) Davida is seen struggling in an SJ after being captured by the Mask, but escapes offscreen at the very end. You can see a bunch of vidcaps at the Straitjacket Dump Forum. The episode is also up on YouTube.
Mea Culpa (2005) : This Chilean telenovela apparently has an SJ scene; you can see a vidcap at link Rodrigo sent me.
Medaka Box Abnormal : There's a brief SJ scene at the end of episode 9 of this anime, which is available at Anime Flavor. Medaka is seen in the jacket again for most of episode 10 (thanks to Creeper).
Melrose Place : "It's a Bad World After All" (original air date 19 Sept 95) : Sydney (Laura Leighton) was arrested for the hit-and-run of her former hubbie (she was framed, but it's a real mess and I'm sure you don't care). Her father and sister meet her in jail and beg her to confess, and when she blows up at them, they sadly decide to have her committed. At the end of the show, she is tied in a small Posey SJ by two attendants and led out of the police station. They do a pretty bad job of it too; Leighton's right arm ends up OVER her left shoulder, and they didn't even use the front or side hoops! Tsk. The next episode, "Inlaws and Outlaws," has some time devoted to her unpleasant stay at the hospital, but the summaries I've read don't indicate any SJ shots.
Mi camino es amarte (2022) : This recent Mexican telenovela is an adaptation of the Chilean show El camionero. According to the show's Wikipedia page, Ursula (Sara Corrales) has a breakdown and is taken to the mental hospital in episode 72 (original air date February 14 2023). There is a video on YouTube called "Ursula es enviada a un psiquiatrico", but in case it's blocked in your country, Rodrigo sent me the clip and I've put it on Google Drive.
Mi Gorda Bella (2002; roughly "My Beautiful Fat Friend") :
In this telenovela, the character Tza Tza (Emma Rabe) is kidnapped
and kept in a lace-up SJ for at least two episodes. She undergoes
some abuse as well, with some blood dripping into the SJ. You can
visit the Antena 3 site for more Spanish-language
details. Also, the character Pandora (Marianela González)
appears to be SJed in a padded cell in a vidcap from the
MSN Group; this latter scene is on YouTube.
Midsummer Night's Dream, A (original air date May 30 2016) : In this BBC adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy, Hippolyta (Eleanor Matsuura) is trussed up in a straitjacket with leather straps in the front and a leather muzzle. Renfield tells me that the scenes occur at the very start and near the end of the 90-minute show, and that at the end, her arms are strapped behind her. You can see stills at Metro.co.uk and at Peter Viney's blog.
Lord Foot-in-Mouth sent me the clips in question, and I put them together and uploaded them to Google Drive.
I recently found some HD screencaps at Kiss Them Goodbye:
Mission : Impossible : "Committed" (episode 141; sixth season) : The team infiltrates an institution to rescue a wrongly committed woman who witnessed a murder. Lynda Day George ends up in an SJ in the padded cell next to the one imprisoning the woman in question.
Models Inc. : "Till Death Do Us Part" (season 1, episode 18, original air date 23 Nov 1994) and "Bad Moon Rising" (season one, episode 19, original air date 30 Nov 94) : One of the story arcs in this one-season Aaron Spelling nighttime soap revolved around Carrie (Carrie-Anne Moss), an older model reeling from the murder of her sister. Concerned, the head of Models Inc. (Linda Grey) tricks her into meeting with a psychiatrist, and she checks into a hospital for "voluntary" (heh heh...) treatment. Soon, he's extorting sex from her, and gets Grey (who had power of attorney) to commit her for six months. There are two brief shots of Moss, sedated in a Posey SJ, at the 35:00 mark of the first episode, as she's shown to Grey to convince her to sign the commitment papers. In the second episode, there is a brief scene of Moss tied to a hospital bed in leather cuffs. At the 25:30 mark, she's seen wearing the Posey while sitting in a wheelchair. After the psychiatrist explains his evil deeds in time-honored villain tradition, Grey emerges from behind a cabinet with a tape recorder, while Moss stands up and removes the untied jacket. They leave the room while security enters to apprehend the bad doctor. I've put the clip up on Google Drive (my apologies for the Dutch subtitles, but these were literally the only copies of these episodes I could find).
Most Awesomely Bad Fashion (2007) : Barry tells me that he saw an SJed woman on this VH1 special.
Most Terrifying Places in America : "Restless Dead" (season 2, episode 4, original air date October 25 2009) : This Travel Channel show deals with supposedly haunted places across the country. One of the locales is the Madison Seminary in Ohio, which served as a women's asylum from 1925-1975. The reenactments show a couple of brief shots of an SJed woman in a wheelchair, at 9:15 and 9:45 (thanks to Barry).
Mostly True Stories: Urban Myths Revealed : One of the myths explored in this Learning Channel show was that of the woman with the beehive hairdo, who discovered a nest of spiders inside. (I'll pause so everyone can shudder.) In the show's "recreation," the woman hacks away at her hair and has to be restrained in a Posey SJ. The shot is only a few seconds long. SJS found the episode on YouTube; the scene starts at about 38:35.
MTV Summer Wraps (2010-12) : One episode of this show featured host Lenay Dunn trying an SJ escape; there's a too-brief clip on YouTube (thanks to Straitpeter).
Murdoch Mysteries, The : "The Incurables" (season 8, episode 13, original air date February 9 2015) : This Canadian series is set in Toronto in the 1890s, following detective William Murdoch as he uses then-state-of-the-art forensic techniques to solve crimes. In this episode, Murdoch investigates the murder of a nurse at an insane asylum. Rose Maxwell (Emma Campbell), a patient who murdered her family and is accused of the nurse's death, is kept in a canvas straitjacket with leather straps throughout the episode. Renfield found a so-so quality video of the episode at DailyMotion; the scenes occur at 12:30, 14:00, 25:00. 31:50, and 33:40.
Mysterious Personal Shopper : "Episode 8" (original air date March 14 2018) : This South Korean drama is centered around the family of a fashion tycoon. There is a brief scene of an older woman lying in a bed in a mental institution, wearing an unusual-looking SJ and cleave-gagged in a white cloth (she had earlier tried to bite her tongue off). The episode is available on YouTube; the scene starts 11:00 in.
Nada Cinta : (2011) : This was an Malaysian teen soap opera (more information at Wikipedia). I found a video showing a young woman in a stereotypical "madhouse", SJed, strapped to a bed and gagged with shiny black tape, and put it up on Google Drive.
Nadie es eterno en el mundo (roughly, "nobody lives forever", 2007-8) : Silvia (Patricia Vásquez), the main villainess of this Colombian Telenovela, winds up in an asylum in the final episode. She's seen in two scenes in a grey SJ.
The episode is available on YouTube; the scenes go from 27:00 to 30:30 (thanks to Diego).
New Batman/Superman Adventures, The : 1) "Live Wire" : A female shock-jock insists on holding a celebratory concert in a park during a wild lighting storm, and gets a massive shock, transforming her into the titular villainess. After she's defeated, she is carried away in a full-body SJ (insulated?), and strapped to a stretcher.
2) "Trial" : During a takeover of Arkham Asylum by the inmates, Batman is captured along with an anti-Batman attorney who doesn't know of his importance to Gotham City. She is forced to defend Batman during a kangaroo trial presided over by The Joker. The lawyer is successful, but the inmates renege and decide to kill Batman anyway. He is SJed during the trial, but escapes before he is unmasked and executed. Harley Quinn gets put in the SJ (as she took his utility belt) as a diversion for their escape. I've put the clip on Google Drive.
Night Gallery : "The Diary" : Patty Duke portrays a gossip columnist who comes into possession of a special diary; it records the future. At the end of the episode, she is seen in a locked cell and tied in a black SJ. Renfield was kind enough to upload the scene to YouTube.
Nikita : "Rough Trade" (season 1, episode 4, original air date October 1 2010) : This new series, airing on the CW, is the second TV show based on the French film La Femme Nikita, with Maggie Q this time taking on the role of the assassin on the run from the shadowy agency that trained her. Alex (Lyndsey Fonesca), a fellow recruit and Nikita's mole on the inside, suffers a panic attack during a training exercise, prompting her trainer Claire to administer some tough love. Alex is locked in a neoprene transport jacket (with five metal latches down the back) with a built-in monitor which will unlock the jacket when she lowers her heart rate to 51 bpm. There are two lengthy scenes (at 30 and 45 minutes), the first displaying a lot of great struggling by Fonesca. She stays still for most of the latter scene, trying to control her heart rate, but it ends with a great shot of the latches popping open on the jacket. ou can see a couple of stills at Spoiler TV.
"Cancelled" (season 4, episode 6, original air date December 27 2013) : The special transport jacket makes an encore appearance in the show's season finale, as an actress is seen lying on a bed in the jacket and leather ankle restraints. You can see vidcaps at the Themis Collection (free membership required) and also at the non-membership site Springfield! Springfield!. (thanks to Rodrigo)
Nobody's Child (1986) (Marlo Thomas) : "Woman released from mental hospital after 20 years returns to a normal life. TV films love a true story and they love those end credits informing us that so-and-so is now -- in this case -- a mental health administrator. Marlo won an Emmy." (Thanks to the Film involving Disabilities site.) Marlo is wheeled into the hospital in a Humane Restraints-style SJ and strapped to a stretcher; she is placed in a cell, still SJed and her ankles tied to a matress on the floor. The scene is about 1 minute long.
Nowhere Man : "Turnabout" (episode 1-2; original air date Sept 4 1995) :
"Assuming he's Dr. Bellamy, agents take Veil to a sanitarium used by the mysterious
conspiracy. There he's asked to 'treat' a woman who has also lost her identity and
family." Ellen Combs has two scenes in a medium Posey SJ (in a locked cell; in a large
steel cage), and another woman (Combs?) is seen in the same SJ and cage at the end of
the episode. The entire episode was recently uploaded to YouTube in two parts:
O Profeta : There's an SJ scene from this novela on YouTube titled "Arnaldo e Tony procuram Carola no hospício".
OA, The : "Treasure Island": (season 2, episode 2, released on Netflix March 22 2019) : OA (Brit Marling) is seen in a Posey SJ (no crotch strap, used only one side loop) from 2:10-5:35 and 9:05-12:50 of this episode. I've put the clip up on Google Drive.
Office Monkey (Oct. 2005) : "Two people are secretly challenged to perform silly comic dares in an office of unsuspecting people recorded by hidden cameras. The only one in the joke is the managing director, who after watching our office monkeys perform decides which of them wins a lovely holiday." (courtesy of UkGameShows.com.) One of the shows featured a woman whose mission was to escape from an SJ. She had her co-worker strap her in in front of all her co-workers, and despite her bragging that she could escape in 30 seconds, she struggled for a few minutes before giving up. The show is broadcast in Britain by the ITV network.
One Life To Live (August 27, 2002) : Alison, who escaped with Lindsay from the prison, is seen "outfitted in a straight jacket, sitting in a padded room saying 'I did a bad thing.'" (courtesy of SoapCentral.com) It's a 15-second clip near the end of the episode, and I've uploaded it to Google Drive (thanks to pcoop!).
(July 18 and 21, 2003) : Lindsay (Catherine Hickland) was tied in a Humane Restraints SJ and thrown in a padded cell. She was later released from the jacket and joined by her daughter Jen (who wasn't SJed) before being rescued (she was stashed there by a serial killer). There is one scene at the end of the 18th and two more in the first half of the 21st. I've put the clip on Google Drive.
Open Your Eyes (Otwórz oczy, premieres on Netflix August 25 2021) : In the official teaser for this upcoming Polish sci-fi series, there is a brief shot of a woman lying in a bed in an SJ about 10 seconds in (thanks to Renfield).
Oprah (c. 1993-4) : When Ms. Winfrey had an escape artist as a guest, she didn't know he would bring out an SJ for her to try on - and she did, crotch strap and all (reportedly).
Orange is the New Black : "Changing Winds" (season 6, episode 7, release date July 27 2018) : In a scene in the prison psych ward, we can see at least one woman in a Humane Restraints SJ. The scene is available on YouTube.
Outer Limits, The : “Mind Reacher” (Episode 7.144, original air date 4 August 2001)
: “A doctor puts her sanity on the line when testing a psychological tool allowing her to
enter her patients' minds.”
Padre coraje ("Brave Father John", 2004) : A straitjacketed woman is led by two orderlies into an ambulance in episode 157 of this novela. (go to 26:00; she's then seen escaping from the jacket at 30:00). (thanks to Rodrigo) You can also see her strapped to a bed in the prior two episodes:
Episode 155 (at 16:45)
Episode 156 (at 39:00)
Paranormal Lockdown : "Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum" (season 1, episode 1, original air date March 4 2016): In this reality series broadcast on the Destination America channel, a team of investigators spend 72 hours locked inside allegedly haunted locations to collect possible evidence or paranormal activity. This episode contained some brief scenes of a woman in a Humane Restraints straitjacket (thanks to lsjvsf4).
Passions (March 17, 20-22, 2000) : Charity (Molly Stanton), a young woman subject to powerful psychic visions, and Tabitha (Juliet Mills), an evil harridan, are both confined to rooms at the psychiatric ward of the local hospital. When Tabitha hears that Charity was given a drug which makes her highly succeptable to the words of others, she whispers through the air vent, urging Charity to kill the man she loves. Tabitha is caught and is tied in a small Posey SJ by two attendants. There are several scenes of her in the jacket, with some struggling, but her arms weren't put through the loops. (Charity was not restrained, except for some blue wrist cuffs whilst unconscious.) The vast majority of the scenes took place on the 17th and 20th; there were brief flashbacks on the latter two dates.
(September 28, 2001) : The hulking psychopath “Norma Bates,” who had been stalking Tabitha and Timmy for most of the summer, was proven certifiable and led away SJed to a padded cell. The entire episode is available on YouTube (go to 31:25).
Patrona, La (February 8, 9, 12, 13, and 21, 2013) : In this telenovela, lead actress Aracely Arambula is committed to an asylum and is seen in a straitjacket (off-white canvas with leather straps) in several episodes, in both a padded cell and a regular cell with a barred window. I created a few movie files for you to download:
Pe Na Jaca (2007) : The character of Beth is SJed and led out of her house by two men in white, as you can see on YouTube.
Pecado De Amor (1996) : This Colombian novela had a lengthy SJ scene with a blue smock-style SJ and a shorter one with a white SJ at the end. Rodrigo was generous enough to send me the videos, which I've uploaded to Google Drive.
Pecados Ajenos : In this telenovela, Elena (Sonya Smith) was arrested for attempted murder and was later SJed in a padded cell, with some nice dramatic lighting. You can see her in this compilation video starting at 10:45. I've put the clip on Google Drive (thanks to CJ).
Penn and Teller's Sin City Spectacular : Episode 120 of the eccentric magicians' variety show (featuring Roseanne, Martina Sirtis, and Lance Burton) contained a segment with Penn, Teller, and their Eight Deadly Sin Dancers in SJs. The video is available on YouTube (thanks, Renfield!).
Penny Dreadful : "Closer Than Sisters" (season 1, episode 5, original air date June 8 2014) : This Showtime original series is set in London in 1891, where Victor Frankenstein, Van Helsing, Dorian Grey, and other fictional creations exist and interact. This episode contained flashbacks explaining the back story of demon-possessed Vanessa Ives (Eva Green). She is seen in an asylum, attacking the head psychiatrist, and subsequently strapped into a straitjacket and dunked into an ice bath, before being dragged down a hall (still in the jacket) to the surgical hall. The scenes last about 3 minutes. I finally made a video and put it on MediaFire. ARNie! made some caps for us to enjoy:
Perdona Nuestros Pecados ("Forgive Our Sins", 2018) : Episode 19 of this Chilean telenovela shows a middle-aged woman being tied in a lace-up SJ and taken away in an ambulance. The entire episode is available on YouTube; the scene goes from 22:20 - 24:20. I've also put the scene on Google Drive (thanks to Rodrigo).
Persons Unknown : "Saved" (Season 1, Episode 8, original air date July 31 2010) : This NBC summer drama focuses on a small group of people who are imprisoned in an abandoned town and continually watched through video cameras, as part of "The Program". Outside the prison, two newspaper reporters visit the only escapee from "The Program", an older woman committed to a South American asylum. The jacket looks sort of like a Posey, with front arm loop and crotch strap, but it's a pull-over, with no straps except those for the sleeves and crotch. There are two scenes with the woman, at 9 and 26 minutes into the episode, and she manages to free her arms in the latter scene.
Piano Man's Daughter, The (2003) : This two-part miniseries, based on the novel by Timothy Finley, contains one SJ scene about 20 minutes into the first part. Lily (Marnie McPhail) is seen struggling in a green-collared Posey while sitting in a wheelchair. The scene lasts for about a minute. You can visit Sullivan Entertainment for more information.
Pierwsza Milosc ("First Love") (episode 3152, original air date January 15 2021) : According to this Polish TV preview, Marysia (Anecie Zajac) has a mental breakdown and is taken to a psychiatric hospital, where she's tied in an interesting custom SJ (thanks to Rodrigo).
Place To Call Home, A : "All Good Things" (season 4, episode 12, original air date November 27 2016) : About 14 minutes into the episode, Regina Bligh (Jenni Baird) is tied in a lace-up straitjacket and thrown in the back of an ambulance. About 45 minutes in, she's seen in the jacket again in a padded cell. I've put the video up on Google Drive (thanks to Rodrigo).
Plateados, Los (May 17-18, 2005) : Camila (Tamara Montserrat) was committed to a mental hospital by her adulterous husband in this telenovela. According to the synopses at Telenovela World, the episode of the 17th ended with her being tied in an SJ, and the next day's show featured her being "treated" at the hospital (through drugs, baths, and hypnosis); I don't know if there were more SJ scenes.
Pobre Diabla ("Poor Devil") (199?) : This telenovela (a remake of another telenovela from the early '70s) features the female lead Monica (Jeanette Rodriguez) in a lengthy SJ scene. You can read a bilingual
synopsis and check out the scene on YouTube.
PM Magazine : This was a regional entertainment TV show in the early 1980s. According to a recent post on Brian R's page, host Dani Folquet was strapped into a straitjacket to attempt an escape.
Pone a Francella (2001) : This Argentinian sketch comedy show had a reoccurring sketch called "Cuidado Hospital" in which straitjackets were used on at least two occasions:
Pone a Francella - Cuidado Hospital (con Enrique Pinti) (starts 2:40)
Pone a Francella Programa del Lunes 1/4/13 Primera Parte (starts 31:25) (thanks to MB)
Popular : "All About Adam" (original air date 17 Feb 2000) : This episode of an hour-long show set in a high school is a gloss on All About Eve, as a young man stops at nothing to get on the cheerleading squad. The offended cheerleaders find a victim of his from his previous school, a cheerleader who rejected his advances and who he subsequently drove insane. She is seen with an SJ (with open and untied sleeves) over her cheerleading uniform for a couple of minutes; there is no struggling whatsoever. Rodrigo uploaded a video of the scene to YouTube.
Popular Mechanics for Kids : "Escape" (third season, 1999-2000)
: This episode of the educational children's show featured an
upside-down SJ escape by a (male) escape artist. To show the level
of difficulty, the SJ is first tied on Vanessa Lengies, one of the
teenage hosts of the show.
Por amor a Gloria ("For the love of Gloria", 2005) : On the final episode (#110) of this Colombian telenovela, Sol (Silvia De Dios) ends up straitjacketed in a mental institution. The scene is on YouTube and goes from 19:15 to 20:30. (thanks to Psych Ward Women)
Por Siempre Mi Amor (2013) : Near the end of this telenovela, Isabel (Susana González) is kidnapped and stashed away in a mental hospital. She is seen struggling in a brown lace-up straitjacket in a padded cell in a couple of episodes. You can see stills at the show's Facebook page and at Themis Collection (free VIP membership required). Highwing was kind enough to make an edit of the SJ scenes and post it on Google Drive. I finally dug up some more scenes from the novela and put them up:
Port Charles (December 31, 1998; January 4-6, 1999): This was a spin-off of the ABC soap General Hospital. In the "General Homicide" serial-killer story arc, Greg and Julie (the killers) have kidnapped Kevin (who is writing a book on the murders) and Eve. They tie Eve in a green-collar Posey SJ and begin to wall her up. Eve seems a size too small for it, and they didn't put the sleeves through the front hoop the first two episodes, but they corrected it for the later episodes (it looks as though they put the sleeves through the side hoops too!). Lucy (Lynn Herring), who has a long history with Greg, tries to sneak in to help, but is captured, SJed and placed with Eve. They are walled in, but Eve manages to escape from her SJ and help Lucy out of hers just in time for their rescue. All in all, very nice. Some of the scenes are up on YouTube.
Here's another video from YouTube of the end of the scenes.
Price is Right, The : There are at least three SJ sightings on this long-running game show. Two revolve about a lovely brunette hostess who is so excited about the amazing prizes that she has to be restrained in a small Posey SJ by the other hostesses. The third concerns the black hostess, who is seeing a psychiatrist over her "forestphobia," a fear of the great outdoors (too bad she can't enjoy this lovely RV!); she is summarily SJed by the unsympathetic therapist. In all these instances, the SJs are not securely strapped on.
Priory, The (1999-present) : In one episode of this British talk show, co-host and former model Zoe Ball goes insane and is trussed up a la Hannibal Lector. The Zoe Ball Nexus has several episodes available on RealVideo, but the image is rather poor through my dinky 28.8, so I'm not going to audit every episode. You can see a full episode list at TV.com, but there's no clue there either.
Prisoner, The : On some episodes of this cult favorite, there were shots of a room with SJed men and women sitting on the floor. At some point, they would simultaneously flex their ankles. Face it, folks, this show wasn't supposed to make sense. :-)
Prisoner : Cell Block H : This long-running Australian soap, set in a woman's prison, has produced at least one SJ scene, but neither of the DVD sets put out by A&E Home Video have such a scene.
Project ARMS (2001) : In this anime, ARMS are "inorganic materials with the characteristics of organic materials, in that they have metabolisms and can regenerate. When implanted in a person's body, they camouflage themselves to resemble the body organ they replace." (thanks to the Call My Name fansite) Kuruma Kei, one of the four main characters (and someone with a ARMS powers), goes beserk when told that she's not human and has to be SJed and put into a padded cell. The scene occurs in episode 17 ("Heaven (Advent)") on volume 6 of the DVD releases by Viz, and lasts about 45 seconds. Here are some caps, courtesy of Michael:
Psychobitches (2014) : According to an article from the Daily Mail, this British sketch comedy show featured actress Michelle Gomez portraying Margaret Thatcher trussed up like Hannibal Lecter. (thanks to Renfield)
Queer As Folk (season 5, episoded 10, original air date 17 July 2005) : During an appearance at a club, Cyndi Lauper emerges from a chest wearing a loose-fitting SJ and chains, which she wiggles out of in a matter of seconds. The scene appears 28 minutes into the episode and lasts about 30 seconds. You can read a more detailed synopsis at Queer As Folk Recaps.
Raising Hope : "Inside Probe" (season 2, episode 21, original air date April 10 2012) : During a farcical prison wedding, one of the inmate maid of honors is wheeled in like Hannibal Lector, strapped in a large Posey jacket with a facemask covering her mouth. The woman is seen in three short scenes beginning 18 minutes into the episode. I had the video on YouTube, but Fox narced on me, so you can now download it from
Rafaela (2011) : Mireya (Chantal Andere) winds up SJed in an asylum in the final episode of this Mexican telenovela (I can't give exact times, since it's blocked for America) (thanks to Psych Ward Nurses).
Ratched : "The Bucket List" (season 1, episode 7, original air date September 18 2020) : This Netflix miniseries creates a back story for the infamous Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. In this episode she visits hospital donor Doris Mayfair, who relates the tragic mental decline of her sister Francine. About 20 minutes into the episode, Francine (Sonya Krueger) is seen SJed and caged in a room lined with old mattresses. I've put the clip on Google Drive.
Remington Steele : "Elementary Steele" (original air date 22 May 1984, final episode of the second season) : "Role-playing mystery fans are duped into solving the real-life case of a murdered bank embezzler." Steele (Pierce Brosnan) and Laura (Stephanie Zimbalist) visit a friend, an OK-looking brunette, who is SJed and lying in a hospital bed, as she claims that Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson were chasing her. The scene is available on YouTube, and it's included on disc 7 of the Season 2 DVD set. You can also watch the entire episode on Hulu.
Reporter, Die (1999) : Merlin tells me this is a German documentary series. One episode showed a woman trying out an upside-down SJ escape.
Rencor Apasionado ("Burning Resentment", 1998) : Karina (Natalia Esperón), the female lead of this Mexican novela, is committed to a mental institution by her sister Mariana and is put in a smock-style straitjacket after trying to escape. This happens in the second episode, which is up on YouTube (thanks to Diego):
Rencor Apasionado 2/2 (4:40)
Rencor Apasionado 2/3 (3:12 and 6:34)
Rencor Apasionado 2/4 (4:07)
Rencor Apasionado 2/5 (0:10 and 2:52)
In episode 3, Karina is sent to the maximum security ward (a large padded cell with a few mattresses on the floor) and is put back in the jacker after attacking the head nurse:
Rencor Apasionado 3/4 (6:30)
Rencor Apasionado 4/1 (1:55 and 5:10)
Rencor Apasionado 4/2 (2:00 and 4:30)
Rencor Apasionado 4/3 (1:20)
Rencor Apasionado 4/4 (6:05)
Revancha, La : From Brian R's Scene Database: "Diana Quijano is committed to a mental hospital by her husband. She is lead in unwillingly, then securred in a straitjacket. she is placed on a bed and her feet secured with hospital restraints."
Riddle Story of Devil (Akuma no Ridoru) : "Who Is The Queen?" (Episode 10, original air date June 5 2014) : This anime centers around a private girls' school class of assassins (THAT old story again?). Otoya is seen tied in a straitjacket and gagged over-the-mouth with white cloth as two other assassins fight; she eventually frees herself with an errant knife thrown into the floor. You can see the episode at Pinoy Anime; the scene begins at about 7:45 and she frees herself near the 14-minute mark. ARNie! was kind enough to send some caps:
Riverdale : "Chapter Twenty-Nine : Primary Colors" (season 2, episode 16, original air date March 21 2018) : This series is a modern, grimdark take on the characters of the old Archie comics. In this episode, Cherry Blossom (Madelaine Petsch) accuses her mother, Penelope, of poisoning her grandmother Nana Rose. Penelope then commits Cheryl to the Sisters of Quiet Mercy home for troubled youth. At the very end of the episode, Petsch is seen in a partially padded cell, wearing a curious maroon straitjacket with a high collar. The preview for the next episode shows her still in the padded cell, but there's no further bondage in that episode, and she escapes near the end. I've uploaded the clip to Google Drive.
Road Rules (season 11 (2002), episode 13): This MTV
"reality" show follows several annoying twenty-somethings as they
travel around the US doing stunts and looking for clues to
complete a pre-defined "mission" of some sort (I haven't seen the
show). On this episode, the cast had to do an upside-down SJ
escape. One person on Usenet commented that the jackets were so
cheap that the viewe could see one of them rip during the show.
There are a couple of pics on the
and a more detailed summary at
Reality News Onine.
Some kind soul has posted the entire episode on YouTube.
Rosalinda (2000) : According to these summaries, this telenovela features some SJ scenes. The show was recently released in a 2-DVD set (condensed to 9 hours and nicely packaged in a hardcover-book style snapcase); Thalia is seen in a weak-looking SJ in two short scenes with little struggling. The scenes are on Disc 1, Side 2, starting at 1:35 (in Chapter 3). You can get it for under $20 on eBay.
Rosa de Guadalupe, La : This is a Mexican anthology series in which people undergoing difficult time pray to the Virgin of Guadalupe for protection. In the episode "Cuando se junten las estrellas" ("When the stars come together", season 9, episode 98, original air date September 5 2016), a young woman is confronted in her bedroom by two orderlies, who tie her in a smock-style SJ and take her to the asylum. Rodrigo kindly sent me two videos:
Cielo secuestra a su prima Alondra (Sky kidnaps his cousin Alondra)
Soledad recupera su memoria al ver a sus hijos (Soledad recovers her memory when she sees her children)
Rosa Salvaje : This telenovela contained straitjacket scenes in episodes 56 and 57, which are available on YouTube:
Episode 56, part 2 of 3
Episode 56, part 3 of 3
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Russian Doll : "Brain Drain" (season 2, episode 3, release date April 20 2022) : This trippy Netflix series centers upon Nadia (Natasha Lyonne), who is stuck in a time loop involving a party in her honor and her subsequent murder. Lyonne is seen in a Posey SJ, sitting in a wheelchair while being interviewed by a psychiatrist in a padded cell. The scene lasts from 21:25 - 24:55, and Rodrigo sent me the clip to put on Google Drive (thanks to Renfield and Rodrigo).
Ryan's Hope : According to an interview with actor Malcolm Groome, Faith (Faith Catlin) appeared in a straitjacket on one episode of this soap opera.
Sabrina the Teenage Witch : "To Tell A Mortal" (season 2, episode 10, original air date 21 Nov 1997) : On Friday the 13th, witches can tell mortals anything, secure in the knowledge that the mortals will forget it by the following day. Sabrina (Melissa Joan Hart) decides to tell her friends of her magical powers, but her aunts warn her against it. Aunt Hilda
(Caroline Rhea) flashes back to when she told her boyfriend - Sigmund Freud - who had her wheeled out in a Posey SJ (didn't know they made those back then! :-) Sabrina tells her best friend anyway, and briefly imagines herself in the same predicament. Both scenes are quite short, especially the second. The clip is available on YouTube. I recently found a higher quality video and uploaded the clip to Google Drive.
St. Elsewhere : "Strike Out" (season 3, episode 4, original air date October 17 1984) : Cathy Morgan (Barbara Whinnery), a morgue worker, was seen in a Posey SJ after a rape-induced nervous breakdown. The entire episode is available on Daily Motion; it starts at 26:30 and lasts about a minute. I've put the clip on Google Drive.
Samantha! : "Episode 2.5" (original air date April 2019) : This Brazilian Netflix comedy follows former child star Samantha (Emanuelle Araújo) as she tries to regain her former fame. Araújo is seen in a costume SJ apparently as part of a therapy session. Rodrigo sent me a couple of caps, and there's a brief shot in the second season trailer.
Santa Barbara : Episode 231 (original air date June 20 1985) : Gina Blake (Linda Gibboney) has a bad dream in which she's struggling in a straitjacket. The scene lasts about 15 seconds. I've uploaded the scene to Google Drive.
Saturday Night Live: On an episode hosted by John Candy, Candy played the host of a "spooky tales" type of show, which drives Larraine Newman insane. Al Franken and Tom Davis appear as hospital attendants, and slip an SJ over Newman before the end of the skit.
(April 3, 2004) : Guest host Donald Trump was bragging about how successful his show THE APPRENTICE was, and claimed that NBC would collapse without it. Jimmy Fallon came out, dressed as a high-ranking network official, and claimed NBC had plenty of great new shows lined up. For example, he said, "What happens when two gay brothers inherit a mental hospital? A new comedy - FRUITS AND NUTS!" They showed a fake ad still with the gay brothers, an orderly holding a butterfly net, and several patients, including two young women wearing red miniskirts, high heels, and Posey SJs. Trump then said, "That sounds HORRIBLE!" ;-) The shot came about 10 minutes into the show, during the monologue.
(March 3, 2012, host Lindsay Lohan and musical guest Jack White) : In the sketch "The 2012 Psychic Awards", the Amazing Amanda (Nasim Pedrad) was seen struggling in a straitjacket (leather straps in front) for a few seconds.
Save Me (2013) : This short-lived series starred Anne Heche as a woman who thinks she's a prophet of God after being in an accident. As far as I know, she doesn't wear an SJ on the show, but some of the ads showed her in an open Posey.
Scarecrow and Mrs. King : "Sudden Death" (original air date 5 Dec 83) : "Lee [Bruce Boxleitner] and Amanda [Kate Jackson] pose as a football player and sportswriter to foil a team owner's plot to assassinate the prime minister of a European tax haven who plans to confiscate the owner's sheltered millions." One scene has both protagonists in SJs. Here is a transcript of this episode, and the scene is up on YouTube.
Scream Queens : "Beware of Young Girls" (season 1, episode 7, original air date November 3 2015) : The first season of this new series from Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story) follows the Red Devil Killer(s) as they decimate the student population of Wallace University. In this episode, the ex-husband of Dean Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis) was viciously murdered, so the Dean is immediately a suspect. The police tie her in a Humane Restraints straitjacket (complete with crotch strap) before taking her to the local asylum in an ambulance. The scene lasted about 30 seconds and came 19:30 into the episode. Dean Munsch gets out of the asylum fairly shortly, but she actually IS guilty of the murder, and successfully framed Feather (Tavi Gevinson), the sorority girl her husband left her for, for the crime. At the end of the episode, Feather is seen in the same HR jacket. being locked in a Hannibal Lecter style cell (visible on all sides) in the asylum. There are two brief scenes, totalling about 30 seconds. Feather is not seen again in the series. You can see screencaps of the episode at Screencapped.net (pages 3,4, and 7), and I've uploaded the scene to Google Drive.
"Handidates" (season 2, episode 3, original air date October 11 2016) : The second season takes place in a hospital where a horrible massacre happened 30 years ago, and which has been re-opened by Dean Munsch supposedly to research rare medical cases. Of course, a new murderer ("The Green Meanie") begins to cut a swath through the doctors and patients, and Dean Munsch is forced to go to Hester (Lea Michelle, the former sorority girl who was eventually convicted of the murders she framed the Chanels for) to ask for help, a la SILENCE OF THE LAMBS. At the end of this episode, Hester is transported from the prison to a cage in the basement in the hospital as a condition for her assistance. She is seen in a small Posey straitjacket, a large muzzle/mask, and strapped to a handcart, for about 1:15. You can find the scene on Google Drive.
Scream Test (2001) : This Australian program follows contestants into allegedly haunted locales (chosen by a pair of psychics), where they must endure am overnight stay. One episode was set at the Parramatta Orphanage, where young girls were apparently “beaten, shaved and locked in solitary confinement”. All contestants spent some time alone in the “Treatment Room” tied in a Posey SJ. Rodrigo managed to find the episode on YouTube (uploaded by someone apparently angling for a reboot). The SJ used has metal grommets down the back and sleeves that tie together without straps, and it looks like the contestants just get the arms tied up without the back being laced. Tamar is seen in the jacket 19:30 - 21:10 and again at 23:55 - 24:30, and Tracy is tied up at 41:40 - 42:15. This may have been a two-part episode, so I don't know if there's any more footage. I've put the clips on Google Drive.
Sea Hunt : "The Girl in the Trunk" : The curiosity of expert diver Mike Nelson (Lloyd Bridges) is piqued by "Baldwin the Great and his Death Defying Girl in the Trunk." In the act, an attractive blonde is SJed, locked in a steamer trunk with chains around it, and thrown into a lake to escape. We see the SJed blonde 3 times in the episode, twice as she's tied up, and once as she escapes; not a lot of struggling. She also wears a bathing cap for the first two appearances. The entire episode is available on
According to this episode guide, this episode was remade as "Girl in Trunk" for the revived series, which lasted for one season in 1987-8 and starred Ron Ely. SJWR tells me that the Outdoor LIfe Network is showing reruns.
Secret Adventures of Jules Verne, The: "The Victorian Candidate" (season 1, episode 21, original air date December 9, 2000) : Phileas Fogg, mentor to the young Jules Verne, is brainwashed into believing that his friends are dead, and that the Queen is responsible. Jules, Phileas' sister Rebecca (Francesca Hunt), and their valet Passepartout are SJed and locked in a prison cell, but later escape to prevent Phileas' assassination attempt. A more detailed synopsis is found at the
Two Evil Monks' comprehensive site. The episode is available on YouTube in four parts; the scene appears in Part 4 (go to 2:15). I've put the clip on Google Drive.
Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe, The (original air date May 30/31 2015) : This two-part Lifetime movie about the famous actress has a brief scene in the final 5 minutes of the second half. Marilyn (Kelli Garner) is seen in a padded cell wearing a Humane Restraints jacket with leather straps (but no crotch strap) and black slacks. She is given medication by an orderly and spits it out when he leaves. I've put the video up on Google Drive. (thanks to Sean) You can see vidcaps at the Themis Collection (free membership required).
Interestingly enough, the Lifetime ad showed two brief clips that were not included in the movie; here are some caps I made:
Secret World of Alex Mack, The: "The Secret" (season 2, episode 10) : The title character of this Nickelodeon show is a young girl with chemical-induced super powers. In this episode, her sister tells her a story about a woman who kept her children locked away and eventually went mad; Alex subsequently has a nightmare featuring her mother in a Posey SJ for about 30 seconds with a little struggling. I've put the clip up on Google Drive.
Secrets of Escape Artists : This special, broadcast on the Learning Channel, included a segment demonstrating the difference between a regulation SJ and a "gaffed" model (whichhas a sleeve strap which can be pulled partially within the sleeve for more slack). A cute blond is called from the audience to try it out, and she escapes with little difficulty.
Seis Hermanas (2015) : Carolina (Alejandra Lorente) spends some time in a straitjacket in a mental institution in episode 134 of this Spanish telenovela (go to the 32:50 mark).
Shadows of Fear: "Death Watcher" (season 1, episode 4, original air date January 26 1971) : This episode of the British suspense series (1970-73) featured Judy Parfitt tied in an SJ (white, quilted, with black leather straps), gagged with a cloth over the mouth, and nearly drowned in a metal cage by John Neville. The entire episode is available on YouTube; the scene starts about 37 minutes in and she's rescued near the end (thanks to Renfield). I've put the edited clip on Google Drive.
She's Got The Look : "Fear" (season 2, episode 5, original air date 9 July 2009) : This show is a modeling competition among women 35 years and older. On this episode, the models participate in photoshoots based on their deepest fears. Julie has claustrophobia, so the designers put her in a straitjacket and chains. You can see photos and the entire episode at the show's web site. There's another photo in an article on the photographer, Bradford Noble.
NEW! Shining Vale : Season one of this Starz horror-comedy series focuses on Pat Phelps (Courtney Cox), wife and mother of two who wrote a famous novel 17 years ago and has suffered from writer's block ever since. Her husband decides to buy an old mansion in the titular Connecticut town, and Pat begins to hallucinate about the previous owner Rosemary, who murdered her family with an ax and killed herself. Pat's mental health declines to the point where she hits her husband with an ax, and season one ends with her being admitted to the local psychiatric hospital in four-point brown leather restraints.
I've put the clip on Google Drive.
Shock Treatment (2004) : This British reality show takes four volunteers to an abandoned mental institution to test their limits as they confront their worst fears. I haven't seen the show, but a correspondent tells me that on one episode, the people (two men and two women) were strapped into green SJs, strapped onto tables, and had plastic boxes with snakes and scorpions placed over their heads. You can see more info at the Sky One Network site and at the offical site of the show's host, actor Rutger Hauer.
Showcase for Aspiring TV Writers, A (1987) : This AFI special featured 4 skits written by, well, aspiring TV writers. One of them is a spoof of This is Your Life, featuring an SJed woman.
ShowMatch (August 2014) : One episode of this Argentian gloss on Dancing with the Stars showed celebrity Vicky Xipolitakis and her male partner dancing in smock-style straitjackets. The scene is available on YouTube (thanks to MB).
In the 2010 edition of this show, singer Amalia Granata gave a similar performace. You can find a few stills on Exitoina and one more at Clarin. The whole performance is available on YouTube, and she got dressed up again for the results show (starts at 48:50) (thanks to MB)
Actress Nazarena Vélez came out in an SJ on the 2015 season. A video of her Lady Gaga-inspired performance is avaiable at Ciudad Magazine. (thanks to MB)
(July 7, 2017) : Model "Chechu" Bonelli also appears in an SJ for the beginning of her dance on this episode. The dance is available on YouTube (thanks to MB).
Si Luis : One episode of this web series features an interview with singer Diosa Canales, wearing a smock-style SJ with two dark straps around her arms. You can find the show on El Mostacho. (Thanks to M.B. for the tip!)
Silent Force, The : The title of this thirty-minute police drama (September 1970 - January 1971) refers to an undercover operation which infiltrated organized crime. Lynda Day George played Amelia Cole, and was SJed in one episode.
Silk Stalkings : "Carrie and Jessie" (season 4, episode 5, original air date October 9 1994) : "Carrie Morgan and her mother Victoria do not get along very well; Carrie claims to have a second, wilder personality named Jessie, but her mother does not believe her. One night, Victoria is beaten to death with a fire poker; when the police come, they
find the poker in Carrie's hand, and Carrie crying over her mother's dead body." Carrie (Katy Boyer), a cute, crew-cutted blonde, is seen in a yellow-collared Posey SJ in a wheelchair, and is placed in the back of a police car, struggling all the way. I've put the 20-second clip on Google Drive.
Simpsons, The : "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge" (original air date 14 May 2000, 11th season) : Marge becomes
unhinged when she thinks the family's new nanny is trying to kill her. She goes on the run after being declared insane,
and Krusty the Clown shows his customary sensitivity by introducing the Crazy Marge Dancers - 5 women in SJs and Marge
masks, bouncing around for a few seconds. TV Guide printed an ad showing Marge SJed, but I was slow enough to
miss that (no doubt one of the 5 hillion jillion Simpsons web sites may have a scan).
"The Great Wife Hope" (season 21, episode 3, original air date 11 October 2009) : At the beginning of the episode, Marge and her friends go out for a night of "crazy bowling". One of the women is wearing a straitjacket; unfortunately, the main plot intrudes before we get to see her attempt to bowl.
"Days of Future Future" (season 25, episode 18, original air date April 13 2014) : Thirty years into the future, a divorced Bart tries to forget his ex-wife by sleeping with as many women as possible. He wakes up one day next to Krusty the Clown, who reveals several other clowns from under his bed, including a female clown in a straitjacket. Mariano was kind enough to send me a link to the scene.
"Lisa With A 'S'" (season 27, episode 7, original air date November 22 2015) : "Broadway legend Laney Fontaine transforms Lisa into a show-biz kid after Homer loses her chance at band camp." (courtesy of IMDB) Lisa shows her collection of Fontaine's albums, including her classic "Rehab Yourself A Very Merry Christmas". (thanks to Chris)
Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso 2 (2017) : In this recent telenovela, Hilda (Cathering Siachoque) is seen in a unique front-closing SJ after being transferred to a mental hospital. She is seen wearing the jacket in episode 37, episode 38, and episode 48, after which she leaves the hospital (thanks to sjspaddedcell).
Sleep Tight : "Riding with the Devil" (episode three, original air date October 11 2016) : This episode of a one-season horror anthology has a brief scene of a blonde in a padded cell in what appears to be an extra-small Posey. The scene is available on YouTube (thanks to Rodrigo).
Sleep Room, The (1998) : This two-part miniseries about mind control experiments in a Canadian mental institution is based on actual events. One of the affected patients is shown being dragged into the hospital by two police officers, while tied in a Humane Restraints SJ. The scene is about 2 minutes long, and occurs 1:40 into the first part. The scene is available on YouTube.
Sleepy Hollow : "Mama" (season 2, episode 9, original air date November 17 2014) : Abbie (Nicole Beharie) is investigating a series of suspicious deaths at the same psychiatric hospital her mother Lori (Aunjanue Ellis) was committed to when Abbie was a child. At about 22 minutes in, Abbie and her sister watch some therapy footage of Lori sitting in a chair in a Posey straitjacket; there's about a minute of footage over several separate shots. About 35 minutes in, Abbie confronts the ghost of the dead nurse who is responsible for the deaths, and the ghost psychically puts Abbie into a wheelchair and straps leather restraints around her wrists and ankles. Abbie is seen later on an operating table sitting up with four-point restaints again, but Lori's ghost fights and defeats the nurse before anything happens. You can download the scenes from Google Drive. (thanks to Cris for the alert!) Fox also released a promotional photo of Lori in the straitjacket, but she doesn't appear in HD in the episode, only on worn videotape.
Smallville : "Scare" (episode 4.10, original air date 1
December 2004) : "In a hallucination Chloe aproaches a blonde woman in a straight jacket from behind. When she gets to her the woman spins around and it turns out to be herself with a make up job that makes her look like the living dead. Chloe backs away in shock and then realizes she is in a straight jacket. She lets out a scream and runs from the room struggling. Then we see Chloe run down a hallway in reality no longer wearing the straight jacket but still hallucinating that she is and struggling against her imaginary bonds." (thanks to Brian R's Database) The scene lasts about 2 minutes and occurs 13 minutes into the episode.
Son Amores ("Sweethearts", 2003) : On episode 39 of the second season of this Argentinian telenovela, Ana Acosta wound up in a smock-style SJ (3:30 - 4:00) (thanks to Mariano). I've uploaded the scene to Google Drive.
Sons and Daughters : Episode 861 : This was an Australian soap opera which ran from 1982 to 1987. In this episode, Caroline (Abagail Rogan) attempts to escape from a corrupt mental hospital, but is captured, straitjacketed and cleave-gagged. The scene is available on YouTube. (thanks to ARNie! for the tip).
SpongeBob SquarePants: "Doing Time" : In this episode of the inexplicably popular cartoon show, Mrs. Puff, SpongeBob's driving teacher, is so freaked out by him that she starts "seeing" him everywhere, leading ths authorities to SJ her and throw her into a yellow padded cell.
Star : "Next of Kin" (season 1, episode 3, original air date January 1 2017) : This FOX series centers upon a girl group trying to make it in show business. At the very end of this episode, there is a music video set in a hospital, and the last part shows each of the three girls separately shown in a costume straitjacket in a small blue padded cell. I found out about this by seeing the entry on Oh, THAT Bruce-Another Blog About Boots.
Starting Over : "All Tied Up" (season 3, episode 99, original air date February 22, 2006) : According to this reality show's
Kelly was put in an SJ to learn a lesson about reaching out to others. No, I am NOT making
that up! Pat sent me the link to the episode on YouTube; the scene starts about 18:40 in.
Static Shock : This animated kids' show focuses on an African-American teenager who can control electromagnetism, and uses this power to become the superhero "Static". In "Sons of the Father" Part 1 (episode 8), the villainness Talon is seen on a TV report in an SJ for a few seconds, after her defeat by Static. Also, in "She-Back" (episode 41), Madelyn Spalding is shown SJed after her defeat as well. You can see a still on the episode page from The World's Finest.
Steam Video Company, The : "The Creature From The Black Forest Gateaux" (season 1, episode 2, original air date January 26 1984) : This episode of this sketch comedy show from Thames Television is told in flashback by a woman wearing a straitjacket and lying in a hospital bed. She's shown at the beginning, middle, and end of the episode for a total of a couple of minutes. The episode is available on YouTube (thanks to JohnD):
Storage Hunters UK : "Essex" (season 3, episode 8, original air date November 3 2015) : This is one of those reality shows where people blind bid on the contents of long-abandoned storage lockers. A middle-aged blonde wins an auction, and finds some magicians' props within. She's seen wearing a Houdini-style straitjacket for 15 seconds before shrugging it off (it barely fits her). I've put the video file up on Google Drive.
Street Cents : During the 1995-96 season of this Canadian consumer-reports show for kids, the "Fashion" show featured a skit with an SJed Susan Powter doppleganger.
Sturm der Liebe ("Storm of Love") "Episode 2570" : This is a German soap opera which started in 2005. Melli (Bojana Golenac) admits she was diagnosed with manic depression, and her daughter Clara has a black-and-white dream of Melli being brought out in a straitjacket by a sexy nurse. You can see the video on YouTube (go to the 12-minute mark). There's also a color still at the Das Erste site. (thanks to Rodrigo)
Sunset Beach (27 Jan 1997): Annie (Sarah Buxton), who was held in custody
on suspicion of murdering her father, was returned to her cell in SJ and gag after mouthing
off at the judge at her trial hearing. The video is available on
(Episode 534, original air date February 22 1999) Virginia (Dominique Jennings) is seen in a hospital bed in a way-too-large yellow-collared Posey jacket, with her head hooked up to an EKG machine. After the doctor leaves, she struggles a little and her right arm emerges from the bottom. The entire episode was posted to YouTube; the scenes we want occur at 0:15 - 0:45, 12:00 - 12:45, and 32:25 - 33:20. (Episode 542, original air date March 4, 1999) Virginia was tied in the same too-large SJ by a nurse, but she easily escaped once the nurse left the room. Vanessa comes inside to confront her, but she's easily overpowered by Viriginia and is almost wrapped up in the Posey before help arrives. You can see the scenes in these episode videos:
Sunset Beach: Episode 542 - Part 1 (11:00 - 11:37)
Sunset Beach: Episode 542 - Part 3 (1:45 - 3:30 and 8:50 - 9:30)
Supermodel in Ukrainian (season 2, episode 14) : This episode of the Ukrainian version of America's Next Top Model featured a photoshoot in an abandoned mental hospital, with some of the models in smock-style SJs. The episode is available on YouTube (starting about 20 minutes in). (thanks to Rodrigo)
Taboo Tattoo : "Letter of Challenge" (season 1, episode 10, original air date September 5 2016) : Someone posted a vidcap from this series on DeviantArt. The character in the jacket is Lisa Lovelock, the commander of the Curse Unit of the U.S. Army and is being held hostage by the princess of the kingdom of Selinistan, who is seeking world domination. The episode is posted on GoGoAnime. The scene occurs 9 minutes in and literally lasts 3 seconds. (thanks to ARNie!)
Taiwan Ah Cheng (2001) : Ye Mingyu, one of the villainesses of this Taiwanese soap opera, was committed to an asylum in episode 33 and shown in a straitjacket for a few minutes. She apparently freed herself off-screen in a later episode. K.S. found the episode on YouTube; the scene starts at 45:15. I've put the scene on Google Drive.
Tales from the Crypt : "Mute Witness to Murder" (season 2, episode 15, original air date July 10, 1990) : A lovely young woman (redhead Patricia Clarkson) witnesses a murder while looking into another apartment, and is so shocked she cannot speak. Her husband gets a doctor - THE SAME MAN WHO COMMITTED THE MURDER SHE JUST SAW!!!! AAAAHH! Excuse me. Anyway, Doc puts 2 and 2 together and has her committed to his private sanitarium. Lots of GREAT SJ shots; try to get the original HBO version, as the edited versions shown on FOX and on CBC have several good shots deleted. BTW, the evil doc is played by Richard Thomas - yes, John-Boy! - and he's agreeably greasy. :-)
(BTW, if this plot sounds familiar, it was probably ripped off of the old B-movie Shock, starring Vincent Price. It's not bad, but it has no SJ scenes.)
Someone uploaded a HD version of the episode onto YouTube, and I've put my edit on Google Drive (but you should download the whole episode, it's great).
Telenovelas : For some reason, SJ scenes seem to pop up on Spanish soaps with
some regularity (see "Pobre Diabla" above). A Spanish reader of this
site provided me with the following titles:
Maria Merceres, Gotita de Amor, and Rosa Salvaje. I forget which soap this scene is from.
Here's another unkwown novela scene posted on YouTube.
Terror TV : This is a public-access TV show from Momaroneck, NY (just north of the Bronx), with hostess "Demonika Diablo" introducing horror movies. She recently got a small Posey replica from Asylum Aspire, and is wearing it in episodes 501 (Blood Feast) and 502 (the shorts Drawn From Life and Thanksgiving in July. There's a nice pic of her at the top of the show's home page (thanks to Don).
That's Incredible! : on one segment of this '80s variety show, Cathy Lee Crosby loses an SJ escape match with a teenage female escape artist.
This is Halloween : This Travel Channel show reportedly shows a bed sheet SJ used in a church-sponsored "hell house" (thanks to Barry).
Thundermans, The : "Back to School" (season 3, episode 20, original air date August 13 2016) : This Nickelodeon show centers on twins Max and Phoebe (Kara Kosarin) who have magical powers. In this episode, the twins have to return to elementary school to take a make-up exam, but the examiner holds a grudge against Max. After Phoebe brags that nothing that nothing can stop them from passing, the next scene shows the twins in extra-small Posey straitjackets. The scene starts about 15 minutes in (without commercials) and lasts for about 20 seconds. I've uploaded the clip to Google Drive.
Tierra de Reyes (2015) : In this telenovela, the supporting character Julia Ortiz (Marisa Del Portillo), the real mother of Isadora, is being held in an asylum by the villain Valverde. Del Portillo is seen in a genuine red-collared Posey jacket (not a smock, like so many novelas use), although neither the front loop nor the crotch strap is used. She has a couple of scenes each in the following episodes:
Episode 115 (at 12:00 and 42:30)
Episode 116 (at the start and at 8:50)
Episode 116 (first scene in better quality)
Episode 130 (at 5:50, 11:45, and 17:40)
I've put the video on Google Drive.
I forgot to put up the latter scene when I made the original video, so I made a second video and also put that on Google Drive.
Time Trax : "Darrow for the Defense" (original air date 22 Nov 1993) : "Linda Darrow (Amy Lynn Pulitzer), a lawyer from the future once involved with Darien, comes to the past to return one of the fugitives whose conviction was over-turned. After checking out a lead on Sahmbi, Darien assists her in finding the fugitive, now a doctor in Minnesota. They give him a day to decide whether to go back or not, but the fugitive is working with Sahmbi, who is attempting to take over the Stategic Science Center. The two are trapped by Sahmbi's men, but escape from a straitjacket with Selma's help." Both are seen in thigh-length, lace-up SJs for a few minutes; not much struggling on Pulitzer's part. Check the Sci-Fi Channel for future showings.
Titus : "Insanity Genetic" (season 3, episode 20) : There's a flashback scene in which Titus talks to his mom, who is SJed in a padded cell. The camera shows her from the back. (thanks to Joe)
To Tell The Truth (season 1, episode 22, sometime in 1956) : In this episode of the long-running game show, the panel had to determine which of three straitjacketed ladies was magician and escape artist Celeste Evans. The real Evans revealed herself by escaping in 9 seconds; the other women did not escape and walked off the set still strapped in. The guy who put the entry into Brian R's Scene Database said that all three ladies had "great legs!" Ryan found the episode on YouTube.
Tokyo Ghoul:re : "MovE: Confluence, Confusion" (season 2, episode 5, original air date November 6 2018) : The character Romani is seen in a full-body straitjacket in this anime. A screencap was posted by Movi-Viento in DeviantArt (thanks to ARNie!).
Tommyknockers (1994) : Near the end of the first part of this miniseries, Allyce Beasley (the secretary from "Moonlighting") is seen in an SJ in a padded cell, barefoot. Some kind soul has posted the scene on YouTube (thanks I.F. for the updated link).
Topíssima (2019-2020) : Previews for episodes 104-106 of this Brazillian telenovela show Sophia (Camila Rodrigues) in a costume SJ and forced on board a helicopter, which later crashes. The previews are available on YouTube:
Tormenta, La : A YouTube promo for this telenovela shows two attendants in a padded cell wrestling with a SJed woman.
Tosh.0 : "Roof Jump" (season 6, episode 10, original air date April 22 2014) : C.A. sent me these screencaps from Daniel Tosh's Comedy Central show:
Total Blackout: "Tub of Terror" (original air date January 20 2013) : This game show, airing on SyFy and hosted by Jaleel "Urkel" White, makes its contestants enter a completely dark room and guess the identity of various objects by touch and smell. On this episode, the four contestants (only one woman) are tied in lame straitjackets and have to identify objects (work boot, dentures, toothbrush, and pigs' foot) with their tongues. The scene occurs at the very start of the episode, and we see the girl for maybe a minute total.
Total Drama Island : "No Pain, No Game" (season 1, episode 15, 2007): This animated series is a parody of competitive reality shows. At the end of this episode, the broad-shouldered and intimidating Eva was removed from the island in a straitjacket. You can see a small pic of her on her Wikipedia page, and of course, the footage is available on YouTube.
Touched by an Angel: "Angel of Death" (season 3, episode 317, original air date 9 Feb 97) : On this episode of this heavenly TV show, Corbin Bernsen plays an escape artist who is obsessed with the accidental death of his brother (suffocated in an abandoned fridge). Their mother was so distraught over the tragedy that she was committed; there is a very brief flashback with her in an SJ. The entire episode is posted on YouTube (go to 17:30), and I've put the clip on Google Drive.
Traicion, La (2008) : In episode 12 of this telenovela, Beatriz (Rossana Fernández-Maldonado) is seen in an interesting full-body SJ (25:00 - 27:20, 29:30 - 30:30).
Soledad (Danna Garcia) wears the same SJ in episode 21 (at the very end) and episode 22 (at the beginning, at 8:40 - 10:00, and off-and-on from 21:00 to 28:00) (thanks to Rodrigo and Psych Ward Women)
Trashed : This MTV game show lasted for one season in 1994-5. The show pitted two teams of two people apiece against each other. After the first round (answering inane questions), one member of each team was restrained as the other member answered questions in an attempt to keep them from being "trashed" (i.e., humilitated, mortified). The restraints included ropes, stocks, an electric chair, and a medium Posey SJ, and my informant witnessed at least 4 cute women being tied in the SJ. Two of the teams involved lost; one blonde was insulted by a comedian, and another was pummeled with spit balls. The other two teams won their rounds, and the SJed women were led off stage. Prehensile contains a first-person account of a taping in which a female contestant was SJed, but sadly doesn't include any caps.
Triunfo del Amor (2010) : In episode 107 of this novela, Ximena (Dominika Paleta) is seen in a straitjacket in a padded cell. You can find the whole episode on YouTube (go to 31:30).
The True Story : "The Bourne Identity" (season 2, episode 3, original air date December 27 2009) : This episode of this documentary series from the Smithsonian Channel looked into how the CIA attempted to create super assassins like Jason Bourne in real life. The show gets into some of the darker aspects of the CIA's secret experiments on unwitting people. One woman recounts her experiences with a doctor who she claims was working for the CIA; an actress in the re-enactments is seen in a canvas straitjackets for about one minute over several different shots. The scenes begin about 24:50 and end around 32:00. (thanks to SJS)
TV Total : This German comedy show had an amusing scene, in which Simon, a VJ for the music channel Viva Plus, was judged to have been too hyperactive on a previous appearance, and was subsequently wheeled out SJed a la Hannibal Lecter. The caps below were taken from the Bound Singers site, which seems to be defunct:
Twentieth Century, The : The "Porn in America" episode of this History Channel series contains a clip of an SJed blonde from a fetish video. The accompanying commentary is said to be quite negative towards the B&D crowd.
Uga Uga (2001) : In this Brasilian telenovela, which appears to be a gloss on Tarzan, one of the female characters was straitjacketed by two attendants and taken away in an ambulance. She sweet-talks them into loosening the jacket, and she manages to escape. The scene begins in Episode 6 (27:45 - 28:30), skips the next episode, and concludes in Episode 8 (4:30 - 5:30, 17:20 - 18:45); unfortunately, these episodes have disappeared from YouTube.
Later in the show, a woman in a red dress sees her husband, an airplane pilot, flirting with another woman in mid-flight, and almost causes the plane to crash as she assaults him. She is taken away in a smock-style SJ and placed in a padded cell, in the following episodes (thanks to CJ) :
Under the Piano (1995, Canada) : "...the poignant story of a woman's over-whelming faith in her autistic savant sister. Franny (Amanda Plummer) nurtures and protects Rosetta (Megan Follows) as they grow up together in a household devoid of love." Follows has 3 short scenes in a nice SJ (canvas with leather straps; goes to mid-thigh); Rodrigo sent me the scenes and I put them up on Google Drive.
Unknown : A TV commercial by an insurance company demonstrated how less "restricting" their policies were (when compared to other companies) by showing a woman in SJ and balls-and-chain, and having these implements disappear as she explained the benefits of the company's products.
Unknown #2 : There was a report on Brian R's Discussion Page about a cheerleading competition aired on ESPN. A pair of teenage girls on one of the teams did the first part of their routine in fake SJs (the sleeves were not attached, and the jackets had velcro closures), and then removed them for the rest of the routine. The team even won! Good taste on the judges' part. :-) You can also read this story about a similar routine (no pics, though).
Unknown #3 : I downloaded these pics of a German TV show wayyy back in the 90s, but don't know the title of the show.
Unknown #4 : Someone posted part of a novela on YouTube titled Padrastro encerró a su hijastra en un manicomio para quedarse con toda su fortuna ("Stepfather locked his stepdaughter in an asylum to keep all her fortune"), in which the titular stepdaughter managed to knock out a nurse, put on the nurse's outfit and tie the nurse into a straitjacket before escaping (thanks to Rodrigo).
Underground With Damon Wayans, The (2006) : Print and TV ads for this Showtime sketch comdedy show have the cast members (including two women) playing around in SJs, but I don't know if they're used in any sketches. (thanks to Barry)
Untouchables, The : "Head of Fire, Feet of Clay" (season 1, episode 27, original air date April 21 1960) : Madlyn Rhue is seen SJed in a hospital after a suicide attempt. Eliot Ness removes the jacket after a minute. The episode is available on DailyMotion (go to 36:00), and I've put the scene on Google Drive.
USA Up All Night : This was a program on the USA Network on Saturday nights during the 1990s, where hosts Gilbert Gottfried and Rhonda Shear appeared in skits during low-budget movies. Renfield tells me that on one episode, Gottfried stood in front of a line of women in SJs and cracked jokes. Renfield found another episode on YouTube which Shear hosted from a Hollywood prop house, and she makes some jokes while handling a coat rack full of straitjackets (starting at 1:57).
Valvrave the Liberator : "The Holy Spirits Exposed" (episode 20, 2003) : Rukino Saki, one of the female protagonists in this anime, is captured and kept in a bodysheath. The scene is a brief shot at 8:25. ARNie! sent me a cap of the scene:
Van Helsing : "Super Unknown" (season 3, episode 2, original air date October 12 2018) : In a flashback at the beginning of the episode, Lillian van Helsing (Julie Lynn Mortensen) is seen lying on a bed in a straitjacket after being committed to "Renfield House". She works a small clip out of her mouth and escapes (off-camera). I've put the clip on Google Drive (thanks to Rodrigo).
Velma : "The Brains of the Operation" (season 1, episode 10, original air date February 9 2023) : The season finale of this much-derided revamp of Scooby-Doo included a flashback scene where Dr. Perdue is seen in an SJ and muzzle in a padded cell for a few seconds, at the 19:40 mark. I've put the clip on Google Drive (thanks to Creeper1574).
Venganza, La (May 14 - 16, 2003) : The final few episodes of this telenovela featured bad girl Grazzia (Catherine Siachoque) jacketed and carted off. She fell under the control of a nurse with a grudge, but managed to escape in the final episode. There is a video available on YouTube.
Villainous : "The Dreadful Dawn" (pilot episode, 2017) : This Cartoon Network show follows Black Hat, a supervillain who relies on an assortment of misfits to battle the heroes of the world. The female maniac Dementia is seen in a straitjacket as she escapes Black Hat's hideout. The scene starts at 2:40 of the episode (thanks to Creeper1574).
Viper : "Double Team" : A cute blonde (one of the bad guys, natch) appears in a green-collared Posey SJ for about 10 seconds (she was tied up after trying to escape
from prison). I've put the scene on Google Drive.
Vivy: Flourite Eye's Song : "Harmony of One's Heart - My Mission, Your Future (season 1, episode 9, original air date 22 May 2021) : The titular character is seen in an unusual SJ and leg sheath a few minutes into the episode. You can see the episode on Watch Cartoon Online with English subtitles (thanks to Creeper1574).
Vuele de la Victorio, El ("The Flight of Victory", 2017) : Episode 31 of this recent novela shows the lead tied in a smock-style SJ and led off to a psych ward. (thanks to Rodrigo)
Wagon Train : "The Jenna Douglas Story" (season 5, episode 6, original air date November 1 1961) : Carolyn Jones (a few years before she became Morticia Addams) is seen at the beginning of this episode stumbling around in a half-tied SJ.
Lsjvsf4 sent me a video that I've put on Google Drive.
Walking Dead Webisodes, The : "The Oath, Part 3" (original air date October 1, 2013) : This was one of 6 short videos posted online to fill in parts of the Walking Dead back stories of the characters. This video ends with a male survivor tying a zombified woman in a straitjacket. I've put the clip up on Google Drive.
War of the Worlds : "The Meek Shall Inherit" (season 1, episode 16, original air date February 13 1989) : In a
sanitarium, Sylvia van Buren (Ann Robinson) is seen in 2 scenes in a Posey SJ. There's a full synopsis at this now-defunct
Warrior "Man on the Wall" (season 2, episode 10, original air date December 4 2020) : This series, based on writings by Bruce Lee, deals with the turmoil of the opium wars in the Chinatown district of San Francisco in the 1880s. Deputy Mayor Walter Buckley plays on anti-Chinese feelings for his own political benefit and profit. Penny Blake (Joanna Vanderham), the wife of the mayor of San Francisco, vows to tell the newspaper of his wicked deeds, but Buckley stabs himself in the shoulder after she leaves, and tells the police that she's gone insane. Near the end of the episode, Penny comes to strapped to an asylum bed. As the camera pulls out, we she that's she's flanked on both side by women wearing straitjackets with leather straps in front. The series was canceled by Cinemax, but was picked up for a third season by HBO Max, to premiere in 2023. I've put the short clip on Google Drive.
Watch What Happens: Live (season 9, episode 8, original air date January 15 2013): This is a nightly talk show from Bravo, usually featuring some of the "reality stars" of that network interviewed by Andy Cohen. This episode featured Sarah Paulson of AMERICAN HORROR STORY, and had a woman in a fake straitjacket posing in the background. You can see the episode on YouTube.
Wayward Pines : "The Friendliest Place On Earth" (season 1, episode 8, original air date July 8 2015) : About 5 minutes into the episode, Kate Hewson (Carla Gugino) has a flashback/dream sequence where is wearing a green-collared Posey straitjacket in a padded cell, talking to Dr. Jenkins (Toby Jones). After a minute, Jones leaves the cell and Nurse Pam (Melissa Leo) enters and sticks a hypodermic needle in Kate's neck, whereupon Kate wakes up. J Eopn just posted the scene to YouTube, and here's some caps I made:
WCG Ultimate Gamer "The Gauntlet" (episode 207, original air date September 30, 2010): This SyFy game show follows contestants as they participate in real-life challenges which mirror the video games they play later in the show. In this episode, the contestants (one was a woman) had to play a racing game while tied in straitjackets. The scene is available on YouTube.
Who Is On Top? (season 7, episode 5, 2018) : This Ukranian show appears to be a "battle of the sexes" style game show. At the 1:23:00 mark of this episode, all the contestants show up in smock-style SJs and help each other escape (thanks to Mariano).
Will There Really Be A Morning? (1982) : TV-movie based on Frances Farmer's autobiography. In one scene, Farmer (Susan Blakely) is led out of her house in an SJ (with a thin band of cloth tied around her arms above the elbows).
Winnie (1988) : This TV-movie features Meredith Baxter as a mentally handicapped woman in an institution. About 58 minutes in, two attendants hold her in an SJ while a sadistic nurse holds a plastic bag over her head. You can find the movie on YouTube, and I've put the clip on Google Drive.
Witch Craft Works : "Takamiyakun and the Witch of Stone Eyes and Stone Hands" (episode 5) (2014) : This anime contains a brief scene of Medusa in a uniquely designed straitjacket and blindfolded (of course). It's at the 19:40 mark of the episode and lasts 15 seconds. The entire subtitled episode is available at Crunchy Roll.
Without Consent (aka Tell Laura I Love Her and Trapped and Deceived, 1994) : TV film with Jennie Garth committed by her parents to a shady for-profit private psychiatric hospital. There are 3 bondage scenes with Garth: (1) tied to a wheelchair by wrist and ankles; (2) mediocre SJ scene (Posey, front loop not used); (3) tied to a bed with 4-point restraints after escaping; there are three separate scenes of Garth tied like this. The clips are available on YouTube; you can also watch the entire film on YouTube and Tubi (thanks to Derek).
Wizard Wars : Rodrigo tells me that one episode of this Syfy reality series, which lasted 12 episodes in 2014-2015, featured a straitjacket escape by female magician Billy Kidd.
Woman in White, The : "Episode 4" (original air date May 6 2018) : This BBC miniseries is an adaptation of Wilkie Collin's clasic gothic novel. In this episode, Laura Fairlie (Olivia Vinall) is committed to an old-fashioned insane asylum. Starting 42 minutes in, two nurses force her into a straitjacket, canvas with four leather straps closing it, and D-rings at the neck and bottom. There was also a short scene showing the back of the jacket, and a longer scene with Laura being led onto the dining hall by a rope attached to the neck D-ring. There are also brief shots of two other women in straitjackets, in different styles than Laura's jacket. I've put the scenes up on Google Drive.
Women's Wrestling Championship in 3-D, The : One of the matches in this one-shot pay-per-view event (not GLOW; heck, it's barely wrestling) involved the tag team of Psycho Ward and Dazzling Dina taking on The Clones. Ward and Dina walked to the ring in Posey SJs and fought with each other before trying to wrestle the Clones with their SJs still on. Their manager removes the jackets, but Psycho Ward has to be restrained again during the match. Psycho Ward also displayed her poetical talents during an interview, and viewers were further treated to a montage of her with another partner (possibly named Tigris), using the same SJ gimmick.
Wu Assassins : "Paths Pt. 1" (season 1, episode 9, release date August 8 2019) : Christine (Katheryn Winnick) has a flashback/hallucination showing her in a grey straitjacket. The scene appears 33 minutes in, and lasts about half a minute. I've put the clip on Google Drive. Winnick also put a behind-the-scenes pic of her on her Instagram (thanks to Renfield).
X-Files, The : "Eve" (season 1, episode 11, original air date 10 Dec 93) : "Mulder and Scully search for two missing girls who disappeared after their fathers were murdered in an identical fashion." (thanks to the IMDb). The two agents meet with a cloned, psychotic woman, who is kept in a padded cell in a straitjacket and ankle hobbles.
The scene starts at the 21-minute mark and lasts about 3-1/2 minutes. I've put it on Google Drive.
X-Men: Evolution : "The HeX Factor" : At the start of this episode of the "Fox 4 Kids" animated show, Wanda Maximoff (aka The Scarlet Witch) is incarcerated in a maximum security institution, straitjacketed and wrapped in a leather harness (straps around her arms and waist, and 2 crotch straps) which has two long poles attached to it, so she can be controlled by 4 attendants. Wanda uses her psychic powers to free herself, but keeps the jacket on as she runs through the institution before
being subdued by Prof. Xavier. She's later smuggled out of the place. The entire scene lasts about 3-1/4 minutes; not bad for a show rated "TV-Y7" (suitable for youths 7 and up). There's a detailed synopsis at the
fan site, and the scene is available on
YouTube (thanks to Alfonse).
X-Men: The Gifted : "outMatched" (season 2, episode 4, original air date October 16 2018) : The official trailer for season 2 has a shot of a blonde girl in a Posey SJ at 0:30. The actual scene is only a few seconds long near the end of the episode. Two mutants confront each other in the basement of a mutant detention facility, and one of them psychically opens all the cell doors, and one of the patients is the SJed girl. It happens about 34 minutes in. I've put the scene up on Google Drive.
Young and the Restless, The :
(September 3, 1982) : According the the below newspaper clipping, Claire tried to escape a mental hospital and was then put in a straitjacket.
You Asked For It : This show once featured Phyllis Kirkham doing an upside-down SJ escape, and it's available on YouTube.
You Can't Do That On Television : "Straightjacket" (season one, episode 11, original air date April 21 1979) : Most people know this children's sketch show from its long run on Nickelodeon, but the very first season ran only on Canadian TV. A newly instituted and extremely inconvenient security regulation led the writers to write an episode in which all cast and crew are kept in straitjackets for their own safety. All jackets shown are thin, long-sleeve shirts, though. The video used to be available on Danger Theatre, and I've put it up on Google Drive (thanks to ARNie! for the tip). You can see more information on the Slime Society's excellent fan site.
You Wish : "Bride and Prejudice" : This ABC sitcom concerns a genie, whose current master is a young mother (Harley Jane Kozak). In this episode, we discover that the genie has a very jealous bride, who expresses her displeasure with Kozak in a variety of ways, including a brief
jump shot of Kozak trussed up a la Hannibal Lector. SJS found the episode on YouTube; the scene is at 6:25.
Zapeando : This chat program airs in Spain on the laSexta channel. On one episode in late October 2017, hostess Anna Simon came onto the show in a straitjacket, purportedly after getting the stomach flu. You can see the video on the laSexta site. (thanks to Rodrigo)
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