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7th Sep '17 1:41:30 AM alchixinren
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And [[HehHehYouSaidX stop snickering]] already!!

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And [[HehHehYouSaidX stop snickering]] already!!already! [[AccidentalInnuendo That's not what this trope means]]!!
4th Jul '17 4:44:55 PM BillWoods
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* The TropeNamer here is the film ''Film/BeverlyHillsCop'', where Eddie Murphy's character used this technique to foil a group of bumbling police officers. Famous for a notorious editing screwup: the banana he holds is curved, but the one in the tailpipe is straight - they couldn't fit the bent one in the tailpipe. Filming mistakes aside, the movie does, surprisingly, play the trope more accurately than most: Axel uses multiple bananas to ensure an effective obstruction, and there is no fire or explosion.
* In the live-action version of ''Film/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'', raccoons put a large nut in the tailpipe of the bad guys' truck. The pressure does shoot the nut out eventually - when the bad guy is examining the tail pipe.

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* The TropeNamer here is the film ''Film/BeverlyHillsCop'', where Eddie Murphy's character used this technique to foil a group of bumbling police officers. Famous for a notorious editing screwup: the banana he holds is curved, but the one in the tailpipe is straight - -- they couldn't fit the bent one in the tailpipe. Filming mistakes aside, the movie does, surprisingly, play the trope more accurately than most: Axel uses multiple bananas to ensure an effective obstruction, and there is no fire or explosion.
* In the live-action version of ''Film/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'', raccoons put a large nut in the tailpipe of the bad guys' truck. The pressure does shoot the nut out eventually - -- when the bad guy is examining the tail pipe.



** The same was used much earlier in an episode of ''Series/{{Ironside 1967}}''.

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** The same was used much earlier in an episode of ''Series/{{Ironside 1967}}''.''Series/{{Ironside|1967}}''.



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* There have been advertisements in the past for locking caps that fit over tailpipes to disable them.
* Try stretching an ordinary latex balloon across the pipe. Since it expands, it won't rocket off instantly, giving it time to smother the engine. Then, if you've done everything right, it will pop, making a loud noise and spooking your victim without actually causing damage to the car.
** Similarly, some joke stores sell tailpipe whistles. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin They fit over the pipe and partially obstruct air flow in a way that causes it to make a whistling sound]].
*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYRDuOCKr2A The whistles go whoo whoo]]
* Works very well on two-stroke engines. Good luck finding a car with one, though.
* According to General Romeo Dallaire's memoir ''Shake Hands With the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda'', some Bangladeshi UN peacekeepers sabotaged their ''own'' armored personnel carriers by sticking rags in the tailpipe so that they could [[DirtyCoward avoid being sent on rescue missions in Kigali once the genocide had started.]]

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* The second case of ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' featured a car being disabled by - wait for it - [[spoiler:a pair of panties. MAGICAL panties]].

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* The second case of ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' featured a car being disabled by - -- wait for it - -- [[spoiler:a pair of panties. MAGICAL panties]].



* In Jet Fighters II on iPhone, there's an unlockable Taunt called Banana Plug. It depicts the exhaust of a jet filled with bananas.

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* In Jet ''Jet Fighters II II'' on iPhone, there's an unlockable Taunt called Banana Plug. It depicts the exhaust of a jet filled with bananas.


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* There have been advertisements in the past for locking caps that fit over tailpipes to disable them.
* Try stretching an ordinary latex balloon across the pipe. Since it expands, it won't rocket off instantly, giving it time to smother the engine. Then, if you've done everything right, it will pop, making a loud noise and spooking your victim without actually causing damage to the car.
** Similarly, some joke stores sell tailpipe whistles. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin They fit over the pipe and partially obstruct air flow in a way that causes it to make a whistling sound]].
*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYRDuOCKr2A The whistles go whoo whoo]]
* Works very well on two-stroke engines. Good luck finding a car with one, though.
* According to General Romeo Dallaire's memoir ''Shake Hands With the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda'', some Bangladeshi UN peacekeepers sabotaged their ''own'' armored personnel carriers by sticking rags in the tailpipe so that they could [[DirtyCoward avoid being sent on rescue missions in Kigali once the genocide had started.]]

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30th Jun '17 1:41:20 PM Zyffyr
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** Parodied in the "Trial of the Century" episode of ''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!"
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.
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