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12th Jan '18 1:13:16 PM RedScharlach
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* In his one-man live show as James Thurber, William Windom had a bit where he read the English phrases helpfully translated for the tourist in Europe. These include phrases like "Help", "I need a doctor/hospital.", "I have been robbed of my luggage/wallet/camera.", and the like.

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* In his one-man live show as James Thurber, William Windom had a bit where he read the English phrases helpfully translated for the tourist in Europe. These include phrases like "Help", "I need a doctor/hospital.", doctor/hospital", "I have been robbed of my luggage/wallet/camera.", luggage/wallet/camera", and the like.



* ''Film/InBruges'' is an inversion. Two hit-men are sent to relax in Bruges by their boss who wants the younger hitman to have a nice holiday before [[spoiler:whacking him for accidentally killing a child during a hit. Since the older hit-man refuses to kill the younger one]] the danger ''follows them to Bruges.''

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* ''Film/InBruges'' is an inversion. Two hit-men hitmen are sent to relax in Bruges by their boss who wants the younger hitman to have a nice holiday before [[spoiler:whacking him for accidentally killing a child during a hit. Since the older hit-man hitman refuses to kill the younger one]] the danger ''follows them to Bruges.''



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons,'' the first time Homer visits UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity his camera is stolen. He reports this to a cop, who steals his suitcase. Almost immediatly afterwards, a pickpocket steals his wallet, and a passing pigeon steals his hot dog. This is a fairly accurate depiction of New York in the 1970s.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons,'' the first time Homer visits UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity his camera is stolen. He reports this to a cop, who steals his suitcase. Almost immediatly immediately afterwards, a pickpocket steals his wallet, and a passing pigeon steals his hot dog. This is a fairly accurate depiction of New York in the 1970s.
5th Jan '18 8:15:02 AM SilentStranger
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons,'' the first time Homer visits UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity his wallet is stolen. He goes to complain to a cop, who steals his suitcase.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons,'' the first time Homer visits UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity his wallet camera is stolen. He goes to complain reports this to a cop, who steals his suitcase.suitcase. Almost immediatly afterwards, a pickpocket steals his wallet, and a passing pigeon steals his hot dog. This is a fairly accurate depiction of New York in the 1970s.
3rd Sep '17 12:41:58 PM Daedalis
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* ''ComicBook/{{Copperhead}}'''s second arc features a villain version. Zolo's gang attacks the town and takes the sheriff's deputy captive, then speeds for their stronghold. Bronson repulses the initial attack and gathers a posse to hunt the fleeing gang down one by one.

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28th May '17 9:21:57 PM KaiYves
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This sort of thing can happen on a VacationEpisode and in DontGoInTheWoods, and when a space ship answers a DistressCall or people simply take a WrongTurnAtAlbuquerque. This is one of the reasons why ShortCutsMakeLongDelays. Also comparable with HellHotel.

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This sort of thing can happen on a VacationEpisode and in DontGoInTheWoods, and when a space ship answers a DistressCall or people simply take a WrongTurnAtAlbuquerque. This is one of the reasons why ShortCutsMakeLongDelays. Also comparable with HellHotel.
HellHotel. If the danger the vacationers get into is similar to their "day job", this scenario can be a form of BusmansHoliday.
10th Dec '16 7:16:31 AM major-kumquat
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* ''Film/InBruges'' is an inversion. Two hit-men are sent to relax in Bruges by their boss who wants the younger hitman to have a nice holiday before whacking him for accidentally killing a child during a hit. Since the older hit-man refuses to kill the younger one]] the danger ''follows them to Bruges.''

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* ''Film/InBruges'' is an inversion. Two hit-men are sent to relax in Bruges by their boss who wants the younger hitman to have a nice holiday before whacking [[spoiler:whacking him for accidentally killing a child during a hit. Since the older hit-man refuses to kill the younger one]] the danger ''follows them to Bruges.''
30th Jul '16 5:36:42 PM nombretomado
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* According to DaveBarry, using turn signals in Miami amounts to informing [[DrivesLikeCrazy Miami drivers]] that you are a tourist, and that they may therefore help themselves to your cash, electronics, and medically valuable organs. Similarly, he recounts three German tourists in the UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity subway system who politely asked to get off, he believes they probably got let out in the Bronx where they were sold for parts.

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* According to DaveBarry, Creator/DaveBarry, using turn signals in Miami amounts to informing [[DrivesLikeCrazy Miami drivers]] that you are a tourist, and that they may therefore help themselves to your cash, electronics, and medically valuable organs. Similarly, he recounts three German tourists in the UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity subway system who politely asked to get off, he believes they probably got let out in the Bronx where they were sold for parts.
19th Jun '16 12:58:16 PM Morgenthaler
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18th May '16 11:40:11 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* An episode of ''[[{{CSINY}} CSI: New York]]'' discusses this when the VictimOfTheWeek was wearing an "I <3 New York" shirt and was apparently stabbed in a mugging. The victim was mugged, but not only [[MuggingTheMonster was he having none of it, but he was there to find his daughter (who'd been kidnapped and sold into prostitution; her pimp was able to get the drop on him with the knife the muggers left).]]
** Another ''[[{{CSINY}} CSI: New York]]'' example involves a girl who befriends other girls out of state (pretending to be a few years younger than she actually is) and convinces them to come on a trip to New York with her, where they're drugged and forced into prostitution.

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* An episode of ''[[{{CSINY}} ''[[Series/{{CSINY}} CSI: New York]]'' discusses this when the VictimOfTheWeek was wearing an "I <3 New York" shirt and was apparently stabbed in a mugging. The victim was mugged, but not only [[MuggingTheMonster was he having none of it, but he was there to find his daughter (who'd been kidnapped and sold into prostitution; her pimp was able to get the drop on him with the knife the muggers left).]]
** Another ''[[{{CSINY}} ''[[Series/{{CSINY}} CSI: New York]]'' example involves a girl who befriends other girls out of state (pretending to be a few years younger than she actually is) and convinces them to come on a trip to New York with her, where they're drugged and forced into prostitution.
21st Dec '15 11:00:04 AM Dravencour
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Start with a trip; it could be for work, play, study or research. Add a traveler, maybe a couple or a group of friends, or for extra trope points [[CastCalculus a group of friends who are couples.]] They're traveling far from home to someplace remote and rural, a foreign country, or ''both'' for quadruple trope points. So now they're someplace new and exiting and different... where they will be off guard; no one knows them or will notice if they disappear; they have trouble communicating with the locals or there ''are'' no locals with whom to invoke SafetyInMuggles; and there will be no help from home if they get stranded, robbed, kidnapped or killed. [[GoneHorriblyWrong And so they are.]]

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Start with a trip; it could be for work, play, study or research. Add a traveler, maybe a couple or a group of friends, or for extra trope points [[CastCalculus a group of friends who are couples.]] They're traveling far from home to someplace remote and rural, a foreign country, or ''both'' for quadruple trope points. So now they're someplace new and exiting exciting and different... where they will be off guard; no one knows them or will notice if they disappear; they have trouble communicating with the locals or there ''are'' no locals with whom to invoke SafetyInMuggles; and there will be no help from home if they get stranded, robbed, kidnapped or killed. [[GoneHorriblyWrong And so they are.]]
21st Dec '15 10:55:55 AM Dravencour
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Cue the ClosedCircle trapping them and keeping help away, once the trap is sprung any of a hundred {{Drama}}tic and {{Horr|or}}ific developments can pounce on these unwary tourists. Maybe that nice stranger is actually part of a terrorist group and [[MistakenForTerrorist implicates the tourists]]. Or they're marked as easy targets for exploitation and have their stuff stolen, get kidnapped, or sold into slavery. Maybe there's a monster in the cave they're exploring that [[DwindlingParty starts to pick them off one at a time]], or there's cannibal hillbilly zombies in the foothills waiting to eat them. Point is, they're a long way from home and because they don't know the area or aren't as cautious as they should be it leads to some horrible things happening.

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Cue the ClosedCircle trapping them and keeping help away, once the trap is sprung any of a hundred {{Drama}}tic and {{Horr|or}}ific developments can pounce on these unwary tourists. Maybe that nice stranger is actually part of a terrorist group and [[MistakenForTerrorist implicates the tourists]]. Or they're marked as easy targets for exploitation and have their stuff stolen, get kidnapped, or sold into slavery. Maybe there's a monster in the cave they're exploring that [[DwindlingParty starts to pick them off one at a time]], by one]], or there's cannibal mutant zombie hillbilly zombies cannibals in the foothills waiting to eat them. Point is, they're a long way from home home, and because they don't know the area or aren't as cautious as they should be be, it leads to some horrible things happening.
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