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30th Jun '16 3:06:21 PM Adeon
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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' GaidenGame ''GorkaMorka'' had a skill called Backseat Driver. When a character with the skill was in a vehicle the driver could use their stats instead of his own for some driving checks.

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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' GaidenGame ''GorkaMorka'' ''TabletopGame/{{Gorkamorka}}'' had a skill called Backseat Driver. When a character with the skill was in a vehicle the driver could use their stats instead of his own for some driving checks.
19th Jun '16 4:42:59 PM HeroGal2347
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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', "[[Recap/DuckTalesS2E2SuperDuckTales Super [=DuckTales=]]]": When Launchpad is attempting to start the U.S.S. ''Jumpstart'', both Scrooge and [=GizmoDuck=] yell instructions at him from their chairs. Launchpad dismissively calls them "backseat astronauts."
5th Jun '16 7:20:10 PM LinTaylor
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* A twist on this idea is "backseat gaming", which tends to crop up in livestreams and LetsPlay videos, and involves giving unsolicited advice or directions to the player (or more severely, ordering them around). While everyone has their own thresholds, the general rule of thumb is that you should only offer help if the player specifically asks for it; otherwise you're just going to piss off the player, and more than likely incur the wrath of the moderators.
5th Apr '16 10:57:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* A severaly injured and distressed Dwight [=McCarthy=] becomes one in the ''SinCity'' story ''A Dame To Kill For''. Subverted in that Marv, the driver, takes his advice.

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* A severaly injured and distressed Dwight [=McCarthy=] becomes one in the ''SinCity'' ''ComicBook/SinCity'' story ''A Dame To Kill For''. Subverted in that Marv, the driver, takes his advice.
8th Jan '16 6:49:28 PM eroock
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28th Dec '15 6:47:35 AM Thunderchin
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* Played with twice in ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies''. Needing a quick escape, Bond is forced to dive into the rear seat of his BMW and drive it from a cell phone screen. Lampshaded with the soundtrack title. Later, both he and Wei Lin are handcuffed together and must jointly ride a motorcycle, complete with bickering.

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* Played with twice thrice in ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies''. ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'':
** Bond escapes the arms bazaar at the beginning by flying a fighter jet out, only to have a terrorist in the backseat try to strangle him. "Backseat driver" is literally the BondOneLiner when he ejects the bad guy!
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Needing a quick escape, Bond is forced to dive into the rear seat of his BMW and drive it from a cell phone screen. Lampshaded FridgeHorror ensues when one realizes, with the extent of the damage suffered to the BMW, Bond would be a dead man had he driven "properly" - and lampshaded with the soundtrack title. title.
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Later, both he and Wei Lin are handcuffed together and must jointly ride a motorcycle, complete with bickering.
21st Dec '15 2:12:08 PM margdean56
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* Averted in ''Literature/TheSilkworm''. Protagonist Cormoran strike lets his pretty assistant drive on the Motorway because of his prosthetic lower leg; when they encounter a dangerous collision close up, he tries to emergeny-coach her. It turns out that [[HypercompetentSidekick Robin has taken advanced driving classes]] and handles the danger far better than he ever could have.

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* Averted in ''Literature/TheSilkworm''. Protagonist Cormoran strike Strike lets his pretty assistant drive on the Motorway because of his prosthetic lower leg; when they encounter a dangerous collision close up, he tries to emergeny-coach emergency-coach her. It turns out that [[HypercompetentSidekick Robin has taken advanced driving classes]] and handles the danger far better than he ever could have.
26th Oct '15 5:45:16 PM johnsmithxxi
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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In "Game At Clay City", Mr. Conklin appoints himself navigator and gives a steady stream of orders to Miss Brooks.
23rd Sep '15 12:17:44 PM Kartoonkid95
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* Lisa Simpson of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' sometimes acts like this. For example, from "Homer the Heretic"...
-->'''Lisa:''' Give it a little more gas. No, no, that's too much. You know what I think would help?
-->'''Marge:''' WHAT!? ''WHAT'' WOULD HELP!?
-->'''Lisa:''' ...Nothing.
2nd Sep '15 12:39:39 PM TrustBen
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* Averted in "Literature/TheSilkworm". Protagonist Cormoran strike lets his pretty assistant drive on the Motorway because of his prosthetic lower leg; when they encounter a dangerous collision close up, he tries to emergeny-coach her. It turns out that [[HypercompetentSidekick Robin has taken advanced driving classes]] and handles the danger far better than he ever could have.

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* Averted in "Literature/TheSilkworm".''Literature/TheSilkworm''. Protagonist Cormoran strike lets his pretty assistant drive on the Motorway because of his prosthetic lower leg; when they encounter a dangerous collision close up, he tries to emergeny-coach her. It turns out that [[HypercompetentSidekick Robin has taken advanced driving classes]] and handles the danger far better than he ever could have.
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