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23rd Oct '16 11:19:29 AM Thunderchin
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* What is ''Series/CanadasWorstDriver'' if not an entire season of this trope? It's essentially a driving boot camp where Canada's worst drivers gain some practice and break their bad habits. The spirit of this trope is played arrow-straight in each season's final challenge, where remaining students have to take host Andrew out onto public roads for a driving test. Not surprisingly, since this places each driver in real-world conditions, it's what largely decides who is named Canada's Worst Driver.
23rd Oct '16 3:36:47 AM HeroicJay
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'', one episode focuses entirely on three characters taking their driving tests. Porky's license expired, and Daffy and Lola were both so clueless, they didn't even know they needed licenses. Porky "fails", because his written test gets swapped with Daffy's (maliciously) and Lola (accidentally) both times he tries. Then, for different reasons, Daffy and Lola wind up grading ''themselves'' on the driving test (Sam was administering the test. He was too short to see out the window for Daffy's significant-but-slow errors, and while he got a booster seat for Lola's test, she DrivesLikeCrazy, and he was in shock at the end of it.)
22nd Sep '16 6:39:02 PM nombretomado
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* TheSimpsons contributes two: Once when Homer takes his limo driver's test and a second when Otto needs to get his license. Otto has trouble initially.

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* TheSimpsons ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' contributes two: Once when Homer takes his limo driver's test and a second when Otto needs to get his license. Otto has trouble initially.



* In Ben10UltimateAlien, Gwen takes her driving test, but who cares? Ben's getting a video game made about him!!

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* In Ben10UltimateAlien, ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'', Gwen takes her driving test, but who cares? Ben's getting a video game made about him!!
28th May '16 9:41:05 PM nombretomado
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* In ''VideoGame/GranTurismo'', you have to take driving tests before you're given a chance to purchase the coolest cars in the game or participate in the the highest-paying races (the first game wouldn't let you race ''at all'' in simulation mode without at least a B license), and this game is all about the CoolCar. The driving tests were as realistic as they could be in PS1 hardware. [[SoCoolItsAwesome Cue joy from driving enthusiasts]], [[ItsHardSoItSucks frustration from the majority of '90s kids]], and [[IKnowMortalKombat the making of future generation of racers]].

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* In ''VideoGame/GranTurismo'', you have to take driving tests before you're given a chance to purchase the coolest cars in the game or participate in the the highest-paying races (the first game wouldn't let you race ''at all'' in simulation mode without at least a B license), and this game is all about the CoolCar. The driving tests were as realistic as they could be in PS1 [=PS1=] hardware. [[SoCoolItsAwesome Cue joy from driving enthusiasts]], [[ItsHardSoItSucks frustration from the majority of '90s kids]], and [[IKnowMortalKombat the making of future generation of racers]].
13th Apr '16 10:16:30 AM Willbyr
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* Parodied in ''DragonBall Z'', where Goku and Piccolo try to get licenses. Their competitive personalities result in much mayhem.
* Subverted in the ''YoureUnderArrest'' manga. Natsumi (an utterly reckless driver) already has a motorcycle license, but not a car license. Upon deciding to obtain one she's eventually required to take a driving test. Her driving is so utterly reckless that the tester passes out almost immediately and doesn't wake up until Natsumi parks back in the lot. She passed.

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* Parodied in ''DragonBall Z'', ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', where Goku and Piccolo try to get licenses. Their competitive personalities result in much mayhem.
* Subverted in the ''YoureUnderArrest'' ''Manga/YoureUnderArrest'' manga. Natsumi (an utterly reckless driver) already has a motorcycle license, but not a car license. Upon deciding to obtain one she's eventually required to take a driving test. Her driving is so utterly reckless that the tester passes out almost immediately and doesn't wake up until Natsumi parks back in the lot. She passed.
7th Oct '15 11:17:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* Played painfully straight in ''Series/HannahMontana'' where Miley messes up her test and uses her secret identity to retake it. Naturally she gets caught, spends a night in the slammer and gets humiliated by Robbie Ray to [[IncrediblyLamePun drive]] the point home.
* Part of the pilot episode plot of ''ShitMyDadSays''.

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* Played painfully straight in ''Series/HannahMontana'' where Miley messes up her test and uses her secret identity to retake it. Naturally she gets caught, spends a night in the slammer and gets humiliated by Robbie Ray to [[IncrediblyLamePun drive]] drive the point home.
* Part of the pilot episode plot of ''ShitMyDadSays''.''Series/ShitMyDadSays''.



* In ThePilot of ''DoogieHowserMD'', Doogie is taking his in the ColdOpen and becomes first on the scene of a car accident with injuries he spotted several blocks from the test route.

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* In ThePilot of ''DoogieHowserMD'', ''Series/DoogieHowserMD'', Doogie is taking his in the ColdOpen and becomes first on the scene of a car accident with injuries he spotted several blocks from the test route.
23rd Jul '15 6:20:05 PM nombretomado
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* In MegasXLR Coop has to endure the trials of the DMV after his giant, bipedal war machine from the future gets towed. You did not misread that.

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* In MegasXLR ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' Coop has to endure the trials of the DMV after his giant, bipedal war machine from the future gets towed. You did not misread that.
12th Jul '15 4:46:05 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in the ''MarriedWithChildren'' episode "Driving Mr. Boondy". Al has to take a driving test and discovers that his son, Bud, will be administering the test. Al passes by threatening Bud.

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* Subverted in the ''MarriedWithChildren'' ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' episode "Driving Mr. Boondy". Al has to take a driving test and discovers that his son, Bud, will be administering the test. Al passes by threatening Bud.



* ''MamasFamily'', in the episode "Mama Learns to Drive".
* ''DrakeAndJosh''
* Spoofed in ''MalcolmInTheMiddle'' when Reese, annoyed that his driving instructor did not give him any time to take his driving test, usurps the driving seat from the other girl so he could at least drive back to the DMV. Suddenly, a lady accidentally bumps into the car. Reese, panicking (thinking he messed up), drives off and eventually gets involved in a low speed chase with several police cars. You ''have to'' watch the whole episode just to know how hilarious it is.

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* ''MamasFamily'', ''Series/MamasFamily'', in the episode "Mama Learns to Drive".
* ''DrakeAndJosh''
''Series/DrakeAndJosh''
* Spoofed in ''MalcolmInTheMiddle'' ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' when Reese, annoyed that his driving instructor did not give him any time to take his driving test, usurps the driving seat from the other girl so he could at least drive back to the DMV. Suddenly, a lady accidentally bumps into the car. Reese, panicking (thinking he messed up), drives off and eventually gets involved in a low speed chase with several police cars. You ''have to'' watch the whole episode just to know how hilarious it is.



* Played painfully straight in ''HannahMontana'' where Miley messes up her test and uses her secret identity to retake it. Naturally she gets caught, spends a night in the slammer and gets humiliated by Robbie Ray to [[IncrediblyLamePun drive]] the point home.

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* Played painfully straight in ''HannahMontana'' ''Series/HannahMontana'' where Miley messes up her test and uses her secret identity to retake it. Naturally she gets caught, spends a night in the slammer and gets humiliated by Robbie Ray to [[IncrediblyLamePun drive]] the point home.



* ''TheBigBangTheory'' features an episode where Sheldon is forced to get his license because Leonard can't drive him around and no one else ''will''. He manages to annoy the DMV clerk past the point of endurance by analyzing the learner's permit test so much that she gives him his permit without him actually taking the test. Later, he attempts to practice via a realistic simulator rigged up by Howard. [[HilarityEnsues It does not go well]].

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* ''TheBigBangTheory'' ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' features an episode where Sheldon is forced to get his license because Leonard can't drive him around and no one else ''will''. He manages to annoy the DMV clerk past the point of endurance by analyzing the learner's permit test so much that she gives him his permit without him actually taking the test. Later, he attempts to practice via a realistic simulator rigged up by Howard. [[HilarityEnsues It does not go well]].
10th Jul '15 8:18:55 AM rcmerod52
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa'' revolved around the title character helping a girl to get her license. One mishap with the car and an angry baby gets loose. Eventually Uncle Grandpa's RV gets stolen and the girl he's helping attempts to drive several different things instead, including Giant Realistic Flying Tiger ''and Uncle Grandpa himself''. In the end she gets her license because of how well she parked.
26th Jun '15 1:21:16 PM DaibhidC
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* Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}'' showed the Assassins' Guild School final exam - here "driving" is replaced with "killing someone for money and getting away with it".

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* Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}'' showed the Assassins' Guild School final exam - here "driving" is replaced with "killing someone for money and getting away with it". It is presented as a close pastiche of a driving test, though, with a verbal section that includes questions on "stopping distances" (of a thrown knife) and identifying signs (the hidden marks used by thieves and rogues to warn of noisy dogs and similar), and a practical section that includes the Emergency Drop[[note]]The UK driving test includes an Emergency Stop.[[/note]]
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