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11th Mar '17 8:48:32 PM Odacon_Spy
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* In Season 19 Episode 2 of ''Series/TopGear'', Jeremy and James did this to Richard's Dodge Viper before they raced to the Mexican border.[[note]]The person to finish last would be forced to cross the border into Mexico and do a review of a Mexican supercar for an upcoming segment. The presenters had also made unfortunate comments about said car and Mexicans in general a couple of series previously.[[/note]] Since the car had enormous tailpipes, and two of them at that, they were forced to add more and larger fruits to clog it down. Hammond removed the tailpipe fruit salad before attempting to set off, only to find they'd sabotaged the car in other ways as well.

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* In Season 19 Episode 2 of ''Series/TopGear'', Jeremy Clarkson and James May did this to Richard's Richard Hammond's Dodge Viper before they raced to the Mexican border.[[note]]The person to finish last would be forced to cross the border into Mexico and do a review of a Mexican supercar for an upcoming segment. The presenters had also made unfortunate comments about said car and (and Mexicans in general general) in a couple of series previously.previous series.[[/note]] Since the car had enormous tailpipes, and two of them at that, they were forced to add more and larger fruits to clog it down. Hammond removed the tailpipe fruit salad before attempting to set off, only to find they'd sabotaged the car in other ways as well.
2nd Jan '17 2:23:07 AM SeptimusHeap
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And [[FreudWasRight stop snickering]] already!!

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And [[FreudWasRight [[HehHehYouSaidX stop snickering]] already!!
23rd Aug '16 5:41:33 PM nombretomado
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* Appeared in the short-lived ''Film/AceVentura: Pet Detective'' series.

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* Appeared in the short-lived ''Film/AceVentura: ''WesternAnimation/AceVentura: Pet Detective'' series.
23rd Aug '16 5:41:13 PM nombretomado
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* Appeared in the short-lived ''AceVentura: Pet Detective'' series.

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* Appeared in the short-lived ''AceVentura: ''Film/AceVentura: Pet Detective'' series.
28th Jan '16 2:11:55 PM Willbyr
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* There was an episode of the ''Anime/{{Little Lulu}}'' anime where Wilbur's butler was replaced by a [[DrillSergeantNasty stricter butler]] who anticipated all of the tricks that Lulu and the others were going to pull on him. Finally, they come up with a plan to work together to get rid of the mean butler. One of the tricks involved Tubby stuffing a handkerchief in the tailpipe of the limosine, and when the mean butler checked the tailpipe, the handkerchief came loose and he wound up with a face full of smoke and soot from the tailpipe.

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* There was an episode of the ''Anime/{{Little Lulu}}'' ''Anime/LittleLulu'' anime where Wilbur's butler was replaced by a [[DrillSergeantNasty stricter butler]] who anticipated all of the tricks that Lulu and the others were going to pull on him. Finally, they come up with a plan to work together to get rid of the mean butler. One of the tricks involved Tubby stuffing a handkerchief in the tailpipe of the limosine, and when the mean butler checked the tailpipe, the handkerchief came loose and he wound up with a face full of smoke and soot from the tailpipe.



* The second case of ''[[ApolloJustice Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney]]'' featured a car being disabled by - wait for it - [[spoiler:a pair of panties. MAGICAL panties]].

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* The second case of ''[[ApolloJustice Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney]]'' ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' featured a car being disabled by - wait for it - [[spoiler:a pair of panties. MAGICAL panties]].
9th Jan '16 9:24:08 PM jormis29
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* In the first episode of ''DadsArmy'', while having a discussion of how to take on a tank with improvised weapons, Jones suggests plugging the exhaust with spuds (potatoes). Mainwarrign points out that it wouldn't work because tanks have long, thin exhaust pipes. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Jones asks why they can't use long, thin spuds.]]

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* In the first episode of ''DadsArmy'', ''Series/DadsArmy'', while having a discussion of how to take on a tank with improvised weapons, Jones suggests plugging the exhaust with spuds (potatoes). Mainwarrign points out that it wouldn't work because tanks have long, thin exhaust pipes. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Jones asks why they can't use long, thin spuds.]]
20th Aug '15 9:27:20 AM MarkLungo
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* Happened in ''{{Eastenders}}'', with a potato. A man put it in his enemy's car's tailpipe and sniggered as the car sputtered. He stopped laughing when the pressure ejected the potato into his shop window.

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* Happened in ''{{Eastenders}}'', ''Series/{{Eastenders}}'', with a potato. A man put it in his enemy's car's tailpipe and sniggered as the car sputtered. He stopped laughing when the pressure ejected the potato into his shop window.
20th Aug '15 9:27:10 AM MarkLungo
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* A variation was used in ''PushingDaisies'': the murderer shoved a potato into the tailpipe of Ned's car to fill the car with exhaust and knock out Ned and Emerson during a stakeout.

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* A variation was used in ''PushingDaisies'': ''Series/PushingDaisies'': the murderer shoved a potato into the tailpipe of Ned's car to fill the car with exhaust and knock out Ned and Emerson during a stakeout.



** The same was used much earlier in an episode of ''Series/{{Ironside}}''.

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** The same was used much earlier in an episode of ''Series/{{Ironside}}''.''Series/{{Ironside 1967}}''.
11th Aug '15 1:54:13 AM Melkior
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* The potato version is used in the ''Literature/JungleDoctor'' story, "Jungle Doctor Pulls A Leg" to prevent a con-man/thief from escaping before the authorities can arrive to arrest him. It works perfectly, possibly because the ancient vehicle wasn't able to generate sufficient compression to push the vegetable out of the exhaust pipe.
13th Jul '15 8:12:59 PM nombretomado
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** Parodied in the "Trial of the Century" episode of ''ClerksTheAnimatedSeries''. Judge Reinhold (the actor, acting as the courtroom judge) is lured away from Dante's trial by Axel Foley, who "needs (his) help!" - and they spend the evening stuffing bananas in people's tailpipes and watching them stall, but the fun ends when the local grocer reveals that he's ran out of bananas. Then Judge Reinhold wakes up ("No! Axel! Come back!"). "I had that dream again!"

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** Parodied in the "Trial of the Century" episode of ''ClerksTheAnimatedSeries''.''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries''. Judge Reinhold (the actor, acting as the courtroom judge) is lured away from Dante's trial by Axel Foley, who "needs (his) help!" - and they spend the evening stuffing bananas in people's tailpipes and watching them stall, but the fun ends when the local grocer reveals that he's ran out of bananas. Then Judge Reinhold wakes up ("No! Axel! Come back!"). "I had that dream again!"



* A clear ShoutOut in the super-short-lived ''WesternAnimation/{{Clerks}} the Animated series'': one episode revolved around spoofing courtroom dramas and featured actor Judge Reinhold as...well, an actual judge: the Honorable Judge Reinhold. The episode became a crazy patchwork of dream sequences, usually ending in a CatapultNightmare for the character having the dream. In Reinhold's dream, his final verdict is interrupted by Detective Axel Foley, the lead character of the ''Film/BeverlyHillsCop'' series, bursting into the courtroom and telling "Billy" he needed his help. (Judge Reinhold played Detective William Rosewood in the 'Film/BeverlyHillsCop'' films). Reinhold eagerly drops his black robe and rushes to Axel's aid. The two spend many happy hours stuffing bananas in tailpipes and laughing as cars malfunction...until the fruit vendor runs out of bananas, at which point it's Reinhold's turn to catapult awake.

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* A clear ShoutOut in the super-short-lived ''WesternAnimation/{{Clerks}} the Animated series'': ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'': one episode revolved around spoofing courtroom dramas and featured actor Judge Reinhold as...well, an actual judge: the Honorable Judge Reinhold. The episode became a crazy patchwork of dream sequences, usually ending in a CatapultNightmare for the character having the dream. In Reinhold's dream, his final verdict is interrupted by Detective Axel Foley, the lead character of the ''Film/BeverlyHillsCop'' series, bursting into the courtroom and telling "Billy" he needed his help. (Judge Reinhold played Detective William Rosewood in the 'Film/BeverlyHillsCop'' films). Reinhold eagerly drops his black robe and rushes to Axel's aid. The two spend many happy hours stuffing bananas in tailpipes and laughing as cars malfunction...until the fruit vendor runs out of bananas, at which point it's Reinhold's turn to catapult awake.
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