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5th Sep '16 7:17:33 AM erforce
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* ''[[ThePinkPanther The Pink Panther Show]]'' featured a live action sequence of (intercut with segments of the Pink Panther cartoons and random stock footage) a pink, purpose-built show car known as the [[http://www.carbodydesign.com/2011/09/panthermobile-goes-to-auction/ Panthermobile]]. At the end of the sequence the car drops off the Pink Panther and the Inspector at a cinema.

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* ''[[ThePinkPanther The Pink Panther Show]]'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePinkPantherShow'' featured a live action sequence of (intercut with segments of the Pink Panther ''Pink Panther'' cartoons and random stock footage) a pink, purpose-built show car known as the [[http://www.carbodydesign.com/2011/09/panthermobile-goes-to-auction/ Panthermobile]]. At the end of the sequence the car drops off the Pink Panther and the Inspector at a cinema.
23rd Apr '16 10:55:16 PM dmcreif
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* One of the ''Series/BetterCallSaul'' title cards is a rear shot from the ''Series/BreakingBad'' episode "Full Measures" of Saul Goodman's 1999 Cadillac Sedan de Ville driving down an Albuquerque street, focusing in on his [[VanityLicensePlate LWYRUP]] license plate.
21st Feb '15 11:48:14 PM karstovich2
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* ''Series/TheSopranos'' features Tony driving from New York to his home in New Jersey. His route is deliberately inefficient to provide more interesting visuals.

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* ''Series/TheSopranos'' features Tony driving from New York to his home in New Jersey. His route is deliberately inefficient to provide more interesting visuals.visuals: it runs through Newark and Kearney to get to Tony's house in North Caldwell, but any reasonable driver going from New York to North Caldwell would never get as far as Newark on the Turnpike but rather get off the Turnpike onto NJ Route 3 at Secaucus and get home from there. One supposes that perhaps Tony intends to visit Satriale's (fictively in Newark, with the actual building being in Kearney), but we don't see that in the intro.
23rd Dec '14 7:33:13 PM FordPrefect
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* ''Series/{{Newhart}}'''s Automobile Opening was [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer locally infamous in Vermont]] for 1) Showing the car cruising otherwise-empty backroads ''at the height of leaf-peeper season'', and 2) Featuring a 1972 Oldsmobile long after everything that age on the state's heavily-salted roads in RealLife had rusted to oblivion.

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* ''Series/{{Newhart}}'''s Automobile Opening was [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer locally infamous in Vermont]] for 1) Showing showing the car cruising otherwise-empty backroads ''at the height of leaf-peeper season'', and 2) Featuring featuring a 1972 Oldsmobile long after everything that age on the state's heavily-salted roads in RealLife had rusted to oblivion.
6th Jul '14 11:32:34 PM shawnvw
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* ''Series/HawaiiFiveO'''s rapid montage ends with a shot onboard a Honolulu Police Department motorcycle, racing through the streets with its light flashing. The new series' opening is a remake of the original.

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* ''Series/HawaiiFiveO'''s rapid montage ends with a shot onboard a Honolulu Police Department motorcycle, racing through the streets with its light flashing. [[Series/HawaiiFive0 The new series' series']] opening is a remake of the original.
4th Jul '14 1:31:28 PM StFan
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* ''HawaiiFive0'''s rapid montage ends with a shot onboard a Honolulu Police Department motorcycle, racing through the streets with its light flashing. The new series' opening is a remake of the original.

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* ''HawaiiFive0'''s ''Series/HawaiiFiveO'''s rapid montage ends with a shot onboard a Honolulu Police Department motorcycle, racing through the streets with its light flashing. The new series' opening is a remake of the original.
24th May '14 7:21:55 PM shawnvw
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* ''[[ThePinkPanther The Pink Panther Show]]'' featured a live action sequence of (intercut with segments of the Pink Panther cartoons and random stock footage) known as the Panthermobile. At the end of the sequence the car drops off the Pink Panther and the Inspector at a cinema.

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* ''[[ThePinkPanther The Pink Panther Show]]'' featured a live action sequence of (intercut with segments of the Pink Panther cartoons and random stock footage) a pink, purpose-built show car known as the Panthermobile.[[http://www.carbodydesign.com/2011/09/panthermobile-goes-to-auction/ Panthermobile]]. At the end of the sequence the car drops off the Pink Panther and the Inspector at a cinema.
24th May '14 7:15:56 PM shawnvw
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* ''HawaiiFive0'''s rapid montage ends with a shot onboard a Honolulu Police Department motorcycle, racing through the streets with its light flashing. The new series' opening is a remake of the original.
1st Apr '14 5:10:03 AM LongLiveHumour
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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'''s "PTV" combined the above sequences from ''Film/TheNakedGun'', ''WesternAnimation/BobbysWorld'', and ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' into a single opening. We follow the top of Stewie's head as he rides his tricycle through ''still further'' pop culture references, including ''StarWars'' footage, which culminate in him crashing into [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer]] in the garage.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'''s "PTV" combined the above sequences from ''Film/TheNakedGun'', ''WesternAnimation/BobbysWorld'', and ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' into a single opening. We follow the top of Stewie's head as he rides his tricycle through ''still further'' pop culture references, including ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' footage, which culminate in him crashing into [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer]] in the garage.
2nd Feb '14 4:14:44 PM Thexder
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* ''Series/{{Ed}}'' is shown driving through Westfield NJ, which is [[CaliforniaDoubling New Jersey Doubling]] for Stuckyvillie Oh.

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* ''Series/{{Ed}}'' is shown driving through Westfield NJ, which is [[CaliforniaDoubling New Jersey Doubling]] for Stuckyvillie Oh.Stuckeyville OH.



* ''{{Joey}}'' had the title character driving around Los Angeles.

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* ''{{Joey}}'' ''Series/{{Joey}}'' had the title character driving around Los Angeles.



** Almost all the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' series, except for ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' and ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]'', had the ships flying around. The original series had the Enterprise orbiting planets and flying through space, as did ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]''.



* ''Series/{{Newhart}}'''s AutomobileOpening was [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer locally infamous in Vermont]] for 1) Showing the car cruising otherwise-empty backroads ''at the height of leaf-peeper season'', and 2) Featuring a 1972 Oldsmobile long after everything that age on the state's heavily-salted roads in RealLife had rusted to oblivion.

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* ''Series/{{Newhart}}'''s AutomobileOpening Automobile Opening was [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer locally infamous in Vermont]] for 1) Showing the car cruising otherwise-empty backroads ''at the height of leaf-peeper season'', and 2) Featuring a 1972 Oldsmobile long after everything that age on the state's heavily-salted roads in RealLife had rusted to oblivion.



** Both openings of Series/KamenRiderAgito, especially the second one, was around 80% motorcycle riding and 20% everything else.
* ''Series/LALaw'' opened with a trunk of a Mercedes-Benz being slammed, showing a California personalized plate with this as the tag number. The opening scene had to be redone in the second season (and every year after), because the year sticker on the plate had expired.
** Since California has front plates but not stickers, they could've avoided that by using a rear-engine car with the trunk in front, most likely a Porsche 911 since it was the only one that wouldn't qualify as an AllegedCar.
* Another StevenBochco series, ''HillStreetBlues'' had an opening montage showing police cars rolling out of the station-house.

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** Both openings of Series/KamenRiderAgito, ''Series/KamenRiderAgito'', especially the second one, was were around 80% motorcycle riding and 20% everything else.
* ''Series/LALaw'' opened {{Subverted}} by ''Series/LALaw'', which starts with a the trunk of a Mercedes-Benz being slammed, showing a California personalized plate with this as revealing "LA LAW" on the tag number. The opening scene license plate[[note]]The trunk shot had to be redone in the second season (and every year after), year, because the year sticker on the plate had expired.
** Since California has front plates but not stickers, they could've avoided that by using a rear-engine car with
expired.[[/note]]...and then forgets all about the trunk in front, most likely car, opting for a Porsche 911 since it was FullyAutomaticClipShow of the only one that wouldn't qualify as an AllegedCar.
regulars [[WalkAndTalk Walking and Talking]].
* Another StevenBochco Creator/StevenBochco series, ''HillStreetBlues'' ''Series/HillStreetBlues'' had an opening montage showing police cars rolling out of the station-house.



* ''PoliceCameraAction'', although that's pretty much obvious for a show which focuses mainly on motoring dangers.

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* ''PoliceCameraAction'', ''Series/PoliceCameraAction'', although that's pretty much obvious for a show which focuses mainly on motoring dangers.



* ''Series/TheJeffersons'' has the George and Louise in a cab following the moving truck.
* The first season opening credits of ''The Mary Tyler Moore Show'' showed Mary driving herself into Minneapolis.

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* ''Series/TheJeffersons'' has the George and Louise in a cab following the moving truck.
* The first season opening credits of ''The Mary Tyler Moore Show'' ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' showed Mary driving herself into Minneapolis.Minneapolis.
* ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'' has a driver tuning in to different radio stations while cruising by Cincinnati locations.



* There are several shots of Serenity in the opening of ''Series/{{Firefly}}''.

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* There are several shots of Serenity in the opening of ''Series/{{Firefly}}''.



* ''TheFlintstones'', particularly the (once) rarely seen first [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sL_zF_EPK74 opening sequence]].
* ''TheJetsons'' had George busing his family around on his flying car.

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* ''TheFlintstones'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', particularly the (once) rarely seen first once rarely-seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sL_zF_EPK74 first opening sequence]].
* ''TheJetsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' had George busing his family around on his flying car.



* ''TheSimpsons'' features two cars and Bart's skateboard.
** And in the first season, Lisa's bike and a Mass Transit bus.
* ''{{Futurama}}'' showcases the Planet Express Ship flying through New New York, (and many of its' attractions and recurring characters) before finally crashing into a large screen. There are even occasional references, in-show, to the crash actually happening every week (due to the pilot being a cyclops with a dangerous lack of depth-perception).
* ''PostmanPat'' features Pat driving around Greendale, picking up the mail from the post office and delivering it, while all the villagers wave as he goes past.

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* ''TheSimpsons'' features two cars and Bart's skateboard.
** And in
''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' cuts between the first season, Lisa's bike and a Mass Transit bus.
family members as they simultaneously drive, bike, or skateboard home.
* ''{{Futurama}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' showcases the Planet Express Ship flying as it flies through New New York, (and many of its' attractions York and recurring characters) before finally crashing crashes into a large screen. There are even occasional references, in-show, in-show references to the crash actually happening every week (due to the pilot being a cyclops with a dangerous lack of depth-perception).
depth perception).
* ''PostmanPat'' ''WesternAnimation/PostmanPat'' features Pat driving around Greendale, picking up the mail from the post office and delivering it, while all the villagers wave as he goes past.



* The ''WesternAnimation/MrMagoo'' made-for-tv cartoons opened with him blithely driving his jalopy on a railroad track, through a barn, mowing down a hydrant, into a construction site, a roller-coaster track, finally into an electric substation and a fire of sparks.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/MrMagoo'' made-for-tv made-for-TV cartoons opened with him blithely driving his jalopy on a railroad track, through a barn, mowing down a hydrant, into a construction site, a roller-coaster track, finally into an electric substation and a fire of sparks.sparks.
* ''WesternAnimation/BobbysWorld'' follows Bobby around the house on his tricycle (with detours through his imagination, where it becomes a spaceship and a submarine).



* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' had a ''PoliceSquad'' style opening for one of its episodes, in which Stewie is riding his tricycle, culminating in him crashing into [[TheSimpsons Homer]] in the garage.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' had ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'''s "PTV" combined the above sequences from ''Film/TheNakedGun'', ''WesternAnimation/BobbysWorld'', and ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' into a ''PoliceSquad'' style opening for one single opening. We follow the top of its episodes, in Stewie's head as he rides his tricycle through ''still further'' pop culture references, including ''StarWars'' footage, which Stewie is riding his tricycle, culminating culminate in him crashing into [[TheSimpsons [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer]] in the garage.
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