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2nd Nov '17 8:08:46 AM skotavatar
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-->Or I could be a priest or a doctor. Priests and doctors can get in anywhere. A stethoscope or a Roman collar will get you in places you can't even crack with a clipboard.

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-->Or I could be a priest or a doctor. Priests * In ''Literature/DanceoftheButterfly'', the vigilante uses this technique to try to get he kidnapped sex slaves out of the criminal's compound, shouting out in an authoritative tone for everyone to evacuate. The fact the vigilante has set off precise explosions to cause fire and doctors can get in anywhere. A stethoscope or a Roman collar will get you in places you can't even crack with a clipboard.chaos only helps to lend legitimacy.
30th Oct '17 9:18:41 PM DrFraud
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* In Lawrence Block's ''The Burglar Who Painted Like Mondrian'' Bernie considers getting into the Charlemagne by starting a phony fire or bomb scare, putting on pajamas and a dressing-gown and mingling with the evacuated residents before giving up the idea when he realizes that it's too late in the evening to purchase said sleepwear. A few paragraphs earlier he calculates the possible success of a similar scheme.
-->Or I could be a priest or a doctor. Priests and doctors can get in anywhere. A stethoscope or a Roman collar will get you in places you can't even crack with a clipboard.
20th Oct '17 7:02:32 PM JMQwilleran
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBossBaby'', when a flight attendant asks Tim and the Boss Baby to explain their presence as the sole passengers in first class on the Elvis Convention flight to Las Vegas, they claim to be the captain's kids. Not only does it work, but they also throw their own little party by getting the flight attendant to bring them stuff like a piñata when she asks if there's anything they need. Later, when disembarking, they address the captain as "Dad" before slipping away.
11th Oct '17 9:05:22 PM JMQwilleran
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017'', the rescue party enters Canterlot by delivering a cake as a TrojanHorse which they claim was ordered by the Storm King himself to celebrate his victory and which he's going to be angry if he doesn't get.
8th Oct '17 7:38:05 PM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/{{Inferno}}'' by Creator/LarryNiven and Creator/JerryPournelle, the narrator and his guide Benito [[spoiler:[[UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini Mussolini]]]] blag their way into the Administrative Center of Hell by looking like badly-dressed officials (who will be assumed to be secret police).

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* In ''Literature/{{Inferno}}'' by Creator/LarryNiven and Creator/JerryPournelle, the narrator and his guide Benito [[spoiler:[[UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini Mussolini]]]] blag their way into the Administrative Center of Hell by looking like badly-dressed officials (who will be assumed to be secret police).
16th Sep '17 9:16:41 PM Linda58
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** Garak seems to like this tactic. Later on, he, Odo, Kira, and [[spoiler:Damar with some other Cardassian resistance members]] play the same trick on some other Jem'Hadar. Odo asks to 'inspect' a plasma rifle and Garak proceeds to 'test' it.

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** Garak seems to like this tactic. Later on, he, Odo, Kira, and [[spoiler:Damar with some other Cardassian resistance members]] play the same trick on some other Jem'Hadar. Odo (impersonating the Female Changeling) asks to 'inspect' a plasma rifle and Garak proceeds to 'test' it.it. It helps when the people you fool revere you as a God.


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* In ''Seruies/{{Haven}}'', Duke and Nathan are at one point sent back in time, well before either of them have been born. When a man who has important information is arrested, Nathan (a cop in the present) simply makes sure his badge is showing and goes into the station and walks him out. Anyone who saw him assumed he was simply on police business, and didn't question him. Done a again a few seconds later, when Nathan shows the man is guard tattoo (apparently a form of TrustPassword) to get his cooperation.
3rd Sep '17 6:07:07 AM Hjortron18
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* A [[http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/09/us/minnesota-burger-king-prank/index.html prank caller]] dials up several fast food restaurants and convinces the employees there to smash out their restaurant's windows by pretending to be a fire department official who's been alerted to a dangerous gas leak at the restaurant that will result in an explosion if they the building isn't depressurized by smashing out the windows.

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* A [[http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/09/us/minnesota-burger-king-prank/index.html prank caller]] dials up several fast food restaurants and convinces the employees there to smash out their restaurant's windows by pretending to be a fire department official who's been alerted to a dangerous gas leak at the restaurant that will result in an explosion if they the building isn't depressurized by smashing out the windows.
30th Aug '17 10:22:33 AM nighttrainfm
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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', one of the missions requires Shepard to sneak into restricted areas of the Citadel. When s/he gets caught, one of the Renegade interrupts has him/her start yelling about how there is a bomb in the area that's about to explode...[[CrowningMomentOfFunny and the guy believes him/her]]. Even Shepard laughs at how easily it worked.

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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', one of the missions ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'':
** Thane's loyalty mission
requires Shepard to sneak into a restricted areas area of the Citadel. When s/he gets caught, one of the Renegade interrupts has him/her start yelling about how there is a bomb in the area that's about to explode...[[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[Funny/MassEffect2 and the guy believes him/her]]. Even Shepard laughs at how easily it worked.



*** Then the Paragon Shepard uses the ''exact'' [[NotSoAboveItAll same "I can't believe that worked" line]] as the Renegade Shep.
29th Aug '17 11:18:14 AM DPsycho
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* Gatecrashing the Obama White House has [[http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34690470/ns/politics?GT1=43001 become something of a hobby of tourists lately]]. The Secret Service has admitted the wrong people no fewer than three times in the past three months.
** Quite creepy considering that Obama is getting three times more assassination threats than George W. Bush.

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* Gatecrashing the Obama White House has had [[http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34690470/ns/politics?GT1=43001 become something of a hobby of tourists lately]]. tourists]]. The Secret Service has had admitted the wrong people no fewer than three times in the past a three months.
month period.
** Quite creepy considering that Obama is was getting three times more assassination threats than George W. Bush.
27th Aug '17 3:07:01 PM eldiablo555
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* ''Film/WhatsTheWorstThatCouldHappen?'' features several of these by professional thief Kevin Caffrey in his attempt to steal his girlfriend's ring back from media tycoon billionaire Max Fairbanks. The two most notable include Kevin and his partner sneaking into Max's private penthouse suite by posing as an Arabian prince; and in the climax a literal example when Kevin's crew starts a phony fire allowing Kevin, disguised as a firefighter, to run right up to Max and steal the ring.

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* ''Film/WhatsTheWorstThatCouldHappen?'' features several of these by professional thief Kevin Caffrey in his attempt to steal his girlfriend's ring back from media tycoon billionaire Max Fairbanks. The two most notable include Kevin and his partner sneaking into Max's private penthouse suite by posing as an Arabian prince; prince (with a ''Holiday Inn'' towel around his head); and in the climax a literal example when Kevin's crew starts a phony fire allowing Kevin, disguised as a firefighter, to run right up to Max and steal the ring.
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