History Main / EveryHelicopterIsAHuey

18th Jan '17 4:59:26 PM mlsmithca
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** {{YMMV}}, but this could very well be justified by the fact that Hueys are both extremely reliable and less maintenance-intensive (not to mention much easier to fix when they do break, and their ubiquitousness means spare parts would be easier to scavenge) than newer designs. If you want a helicopter to keep running AfterTheEnd, that helicopter most likely ''would'' be a Huey.
18th Jan '17 11:26:28 AM YT45
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Every time the heroes in an action movie or TV show have to go somewhere by helicopter, chances are they'll be doing it in a member of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_Huey_family Bell Huey]] family. This is justified in [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam War]] movies: the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Huey1.jpg UH-1D Iroquois]] is a symbol of US involvement in Vietnam, with over 7,000 of them seeing service. As a dedicated troop transport helicopter, it's a natural choice for TheSquad - it's hard to roll out after a LockAndLoadMontage in an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MD_Helicopters_MD_500 MD-500]] which only fits two actors. Their looks also help convey a [[RuleOfCool tough, militaristic feel]] and suggest a military movie in the way a less easily-recognizable helicopter might not. In a gunship situation, expect two heavily-armed attack choppers flown by nameless pilots in formation with a Huey carrying a named character.

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Every time the heroes in an action movie or TV show have to go somewhere by helicopter, chances are they'll be doing it in a member of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_Huey_family Bell Huey]] family. This is justified in [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam War]] movies: the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Huey1.jpg UH-1D Iroquois]] is a symbol of US involvement in Vietnam, with over 7,000 of them seeing service.service (and many, ''many'' more of other military and civilian models since--Bell is still making Hueys today). As a dedicated troop transport helicopter, it's a natural choice for TheSquad - it's hard to roll out after a LockAndLoadMontage in an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MD_Helicopters_MD_500 MD-500]] which only fits two actors. Their looks also help convey a [[RuleOfCool tough, militaristic feel]] and suggest a military movie in the way a less easily-recognizable helicopter might not. In a gunship situation, expect two heavily-armed attack choppers flown by nameless pilots in formation with a Huey carrying a named character.
18th Jan '17 11:22:45 AM YT45
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** {{YMMV}}, but this could very well be justified by the fact that Hueys are both extremely reliable and less maintenance-intensive (not to mention much easier to fix when they do break, and their ubiquitousness means spare parts would be easier to scavenge) than newer designs. If you want a helicopter to keep running AfterTheEnd, that helicopter most likely ''would'' be a Huey.
10th Jan '17 2:33:19 PM Kadorhal
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10th Jan '17 2:32:56 PM Kadorhal
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Characters in action films are particularly prone to stumbling across them fuelled up, ready to fly and very often fully-armed (often as not with weapons no real Huey ever dreamed of carrying). This is pretty unlikely now never mind TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, but even there [[AnachronismStew everyone will be flying Hueys]]. In action movies it's likely one of the cast will also [[SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat know how to pilot one]], however unlikely it is they'd have had any chance to learn how. In the few cases that the characters are ''not'' travelling in a Huey it's possible it'll still sound like they are, which is rather like suggesting every prop plane sounds like a Cessna. Perhaps because the UH-1 is so ubiquitous that [[TheCoconutEffect it's just how helicopters are expected to sound]].

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Characters in action films are particularly prone to stumbling across them fuelled up, ready to fly and very often fully-armed (often as not with weapons no real Huey ever dreamed of carrying). This is pretty unlikely now now, never mind TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, but even there [[AnachronismStew everyone will be flying Hueys]]. In action movies it's likely one of the cast will also [[SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat know how to pilot one]], however unlikely it is they'd have had any chance to learn how. In the few cases that the characters are ''not'' travelling traveling in a Huey it's possible it'll still sound like they are, which is rather like suggesting every prop plane sounds like a Cessna. Perhaps because the UH-1 is so ubiquitous that [[TheCoconutEffect it's just how helicopters are expected to sound]].



* In ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'', it's revealed that even in the 23rd Century people will know how to fly Hueys when Sulu uses one to deliver plexiglas.

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* In ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'', it's revealed that even in the 23rd Century people will know how to fly Hueys when Sulu uses one to deliver plexiglas.plexiglass.


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* Owing to the source material being primarily influenced by UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, any time a helicopter shows up in the non-air-focused ''VideoGame/ArmyMen'' games, no matter the side or role, it is invariably a Huey. Even the games where the focus is on the helicopters start you off in a Huey, and friendly helicopters will likewise all be Hueys even as you've upgraded to Super Stallions or Apaches.
12th Nov '16 1:05:03 PM maxwellsilver
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This trope is becoming less common as time goes on. More recent films tend to rely more on the Aérospatiale [=AS350=] Squirrel (or its two-engine counterpart, the [=AS355=] Twin Squirrel) as their go-to helicopter of choice. Its sleek look, especially when depicted in black, seems to lend itself to the slicker attitude of more modern action films. Examples include ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard'' (which does feature some Hueys but primarily uses Squirrels), three out of the four live-action ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' movies (''[[Film/ResidentEvilApocalypse Apocalypse]]'', ''[[Film/ResidentEvilExtinction Extinction]]'' and ''[[Film/ResidentEvilAfterlife Afterlife]]''), ''Film/TheOtherGuys'' and ''Film/{{Shooter}}''.

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This trope is becoming less common as time goes on. More recent films tend to rely more on the Aérospatiale [=AS350=] Squirrel (or its two-engine counterpart, the [=AS355=] Twin Squirrel) as their go-to helicopter of choice. Its sleek look, especially when depicted in black, seems to lend itself to the slicker attitude of more modern action films. Examples include ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard'' (which does feature some Hueys but primarily uses Squirrels), three out of the four live-action ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' movies (''[[Film/ResidentEvilApocalypse Apocalypse]]'', ''[[Film/ResidentEvilExtinction Extinction]]'' and ''[[Film/ResidentEvilAfterlife Afterlife]]''), ''Film/TheOtherGuys'' and ''Film/{{Shooter}}''.
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12th Nov '16 1:04:15 PM maxwellsilver
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No [[AvertedTrope aversions]], please, otherwise this is going to turn into a [[Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs list of helicopters in movies]]. Remember: this trope is about Hueys showing up as a generic helicopter in place of others.

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No [[AvertedTrope aversions]], aversions]] or justifications, please, otherwise this is going to turn into a [[Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs list of helicopters in movies]]. Remember: this trope is about Hueys showing up as a generic helicopter in place of others.
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* In AudioPlay/WereAlive one of the two helicopters found by the survivors in Season 2 is a Bell 412, with the other being a Coast Guard Pelican (Sikorsky [=HH3=]). The helicopters used by Fort Irwin in Season 3 were Blackhawks, however.
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* ''Film/RamboFirstBloodPartII'' a 212 is operated by the Russians. While it could be claimed as being on loan from Vietnamese forces inherited from the ARVN, it (and the [=M60E3=] machine gun) is a model introduced after the Fall of Saigon in 1975, and a civilian 212, not a military UH-1.
* The high-tech helicopter gunships that attack Bruce Banner in the Ang Lee ''Film/Hulk Hulk'' movie are ''not'' Hueys... but General Ross is co-ordinating the operation from one. This is rather like seeing [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-35_Lightning_II F-35 Lightning IIs]] being led into battle by a prop-engined [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC-47_Spooky AC-47.]]
* Justified in the movie adaptation of ''Film/ClearAndPresentDanger'' when Jack Ryan buys a Huey to rescue a group of soldiers being held captive by a Colombian drug lord, after a [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical morally dubious jungle sortie]] goes wrong. In the book, since it's a more proper (though no less morally dubious) government operation, the helicopter is a Pave Low.
** Less Justified in the movie adaptation of ''Film/PatriotGames'', which had the British SAS inserting and extracting in Hueys in a raid on a terrorist training camp, as the Brits have never used Hueys.
* In ''Film/TwoFastTwoFurious'', a Huey is seen flying low overhead in one of the shots for no reason at all.
* The helicopter in ''Film/TheMatrix'' is a Bell 212, a Huey variant known in the military as a UH-1N Twin Huey.
* In JohnWoo's ''[[Film/BrokenArrow1996 Broken Arrow]]'', the protagonists are attacked by Hueys.
* The ''Film/MissionImpossible'' movie franchise also features Hueys, most specifically in the third movie where Ethan and his team escape in a Huey after rescuing a colleague who's been captured and interrogated. Given [[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys how amazingly well-equipped]] the IMF are in every ''other'' direction, it seems odd they don't have any more up-to-date aircraft to hand.
* The ill-fated rescue chopper in ''Film/{{Cliffhanger}}'' is a Huey.
* ''Film/UnderSiege2DarkTerritory'' has a train being hijacked by terrorists in a matched pair of Hueys, one of which apparently vanishes into thin air sometime before the climax. This appears to happen more because it'd be a [[RuleOfCool really cool way to hijack a train]] than because it makes ''any logistical sense at all''.
* Hueys do not appear in the Creator/StevenSeagal vehicle ''Film/{{Submerged}}''. What does show up is a far smaller helicopter which inexplicably sounds like one on takeoff.
* In ''Film/SupermanII'', a TV news channel shows Zod and his allies being attacked by an entire ''squadron'' of them, in what's clearly a piece of recycled Vietnam-era StockFootage.
* And in ''Film/SupermanReturns'', he also foils a bank robber attempting to make a rooftop getaway in a Huey, who's used the door-mounted minigun - which, inexplicably given that the robber is not a member of the US military and probably doesn't have access to military ordnance, is not only present but loaded - to hold off the cops. This doesn't work quite so well on [[ShootingSuperman Superman]].
* In the original ''Film/{{Predator}}'' movie, Dutch and his team are flown into the jungle in Hueys. The actual Vietnam allegory comes later.

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* ''Film/RamboFirstBloodPartII'' a 212 is operated by the Russians. While it could be claimed as being on loan from Vietnamese forces inherited from the ARVN, it (and was not employed by the ARVN (it also mounts an [=M60E3=] machine gun) is a model gun, introduced in the 1980s, long after the Fall of Saigon in 1975, Saigon), and is a civilian 212, not a military UH-1.
* The high-tech helicopter gunships that attack Bruce Banner in the Ang Lee ''Film/Hulk Hulk'' movie are ''not'' Hueys... but General Ross is co-ordinating the operation from one. This is rather like seeing [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-35_Lightning_II F-35 Lightning IIs]] being led into battle by a prop-engined [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC-47_Spooky AC-47.]]
* Justified in the movie adaptation of ''Film/ClearAndPresentDanger'' when Jack Ryan buys a Huey to rescue a group of soldiers being held captive by a Colombian drug lord, after a [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical morally dubious jungle sortie]] goes wrong. In the book, since it's a more proper (though no less morally dubious) government operation, the helicopter is a Pave Low.
** Less Justified in the movie adaptation of ''Film/PatriotGames'', which had the British SAS inserting and extracting in Hueys in a raid on a terrorist training camp, as the Brits have never used Hueys.
* In ''Film/TwoFastTwoFurious'', a Huey is seen flying low overhead in one of the shots for no reason at all.
* The helicopter in ''Film/TheMatrix'' is a Bell 212, a Huey variant known in the military as a UH-1N Twin Huey.
* In JohnWoo's ''[[Film/BrokenArrow1996 Broken Arrow]]'', the protagonists are attacked by Hueys.
* The ''Film/MissionImpossible'' movie franchise also features Hueys, most specifically in the third movie where Ethan and his team escape in a Huey after rescuing a colleague who's been captured and interrogated. Given [[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys how amazingly well-equipped]] the IMF are in every ''other'' direction, it seems odd they don't have any more up-to-date aircraft to hand.
* The ill-fated rescue chopper in ''Film/{{Cliffhanger}}'' is a Huey.
* ''Film/UnderSiege2DarkTerritory'' has a train being hijacked by terrorists in a matched pair of Hueys, one of which apparently vanishes into thin air sometime before the climax. This appears to happen more because it'd be a [[RuleOfCool really cool way to hijack a train]] than because it makes ''any logistical sense at all''.
* Hueys do not appear in the Creator/StevenSeagal vehicle ''Film/{{Submerged}}''. What does show up is a far smaller helicopter which inexplicably sounds like one on takeoff.
* In ''Film/SupermanII'', a TV news channel shows Zod and his allies being attacked by an entire ''squadron'' of them, in what's clearly a piece of recycled Vietnam-era StockFootage.
* And in ''Film/SupermanReturns'', he also foils a bank robber attempting to make a rooftop getaway in a Huey, who's used the door-mounted minigun - which, inexplicably given that the robber is not a member of the US military and probably doesn't have access to military ordnance, is not only present but loaded - to hold off the cops. This doesn't work quite so well on [[ShootingSuperman Superman]].
* In the original ''Film/{{Predator}}'' movie, Dutch and his team are flown into the jungle in Hueys. The actual Vietnam allegory comes later.
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* The arrest of [[TheBluesBrothers Jake and Elwood Blues]] requires [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill at least one Huey]] to successfully accomplish.
* ''Film/ShortCircuit'' gives us the following exchange:
-->'''Nova Robotics Security Chief Skroeder:''' [...] and I need some Hueys.
-->'''Nova President Howard Marner:''' Some what?
-->'''Skroeder:''' ''Helicopters'', for Christ's sake.
-->'''Marner:''' I thought they were Choppers.
-->'''Skroeder:''' Well, [[InsistentTerminology now they're called ''Hueys''.]]
-->'''Marner:''' Well, why wasn't I notified?!
** The gunship that appears at the end is not a Huey, however; it is a 206B [=JetRanger=].
* In ''Film/{{Ransom}}'', one of the villain's {{mooks}} attempts to escape on a quadbike and is chased by a Huey carrying a team of policemen. It's never entirely explained exactly what the cops are doing there, still less why they've shown up in a Huey, unless it's that [[RuleOfCool it'd look cool]].
* The Huey was the helicopter of choice for [[Film/JamesBond Ernst Stavro Blofeld]] in ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'': he has two of them on the oil rig he's using as a base.



* Hueys appear repeatedly in ''Film/ConAir'', despite the [[TheNineties late-90s]] setting. While the prisoners are boarding the plane, there are Hueys hovering over the airfield, and once the plane is hijacked a group of National Guardsmen chase after it in a Huey escorted by two smaller gunships.
* ''Film/IndependenceDay'' is generally pretty good as regards appropriate use of aircraft - not that this stops two Hueys from appearing to escort the doomed S-64 Skycrane '[[IComeInPeace Welcome Wagon]]'. They explode moments later when the aliens open fire, seemingly having shown up simply so they could be blown up.
** WillSmith later commandeers a Huey from the Area 51 base to go searching for his missing girlfriend and her son.
* A particularly glaring example in ''Film/FantasticFourRiseOfTheSilverSurfer'', when the team are seen being flown over the Thames by a military unit in a pair of Hueys. Doubly wrong in that the US military have long since phased out the Huey and the British military never used them at all, begging the question of where on earth the team even ''found'' them. Did they bring the helicopters with them?
* Very nearly the case with ''Film/BlackHawkDown''. The negotiations to borrow Black Hawk helicopters from the US military took so long that filming had already started a month before the deal was finalized. Repainted Hueys were on hand to be used instead in case the deal fell through. Director Ridley Scott has said that it's fortunate they were able to use the right helicopters, since the name is right there in the title and Hueys don't look anything like Black Hawks.
* In ''Film/UnderworldEvolution'', even helicopters that ''aren't'' Hueys turn out to embody this trope. A modified SA 360 Dauphin, a noticeably smaller make and model of helicopter, is used in long-shots - though nobody appears to have told the Foley editors as the ship [[TheCoconutEffect sounds like]] a Huey throughout - but when it lands and TheSquad pile out of the back, they're very obviously getting out of a Huey.
* ''Film/SuckerPunch'' proves that even in the nebulous 'it's the 1950s, kinda' period the movie's set in, Hueys will be the number-one choice of fantasy rotary-wing aircraft. In one of Baby Doll's dream sequences, the helicopter the girls use to assault a train on an alien planet is a Huey.
** Of course, the same movie had the girls fighting a dragon from a B-25 Mitchell (UsefulNotes/WorldWarII medium bomber) and fighting Fokker triplanes in PowerArmor.
* ''Film/WeWereSoldiers'' has Colonel Moore's Airborne Cavalry troopers riding into battle in UH-1 Hueys, which was quite accurate. What was less accurate was the same Hueys, flown by the same pilots, later laying down [[MacrossMissileMassacre rockets]] and [[GatlingGood minigun fire]]. While there were Huey gunships, they were operated by different units than the transports, and organized as airborne artillery rather than air cavalry.
* The original ''Film/{{Red Dawn|1984}}'' featured an American Huey (or possibly two separate Hueys) as the sole American military force depicted being able to fight back against the Soviet forces that overun the town in the film's beginning. By the 1980s, it would be more likely for a Blackhawk transport, or an Apache or Cobra[[note]] a heavily-redesigned variant of the Huey, actually[[/note]] attack helicopter, to be serving in that role. Of course, it would be quite reasonable for the [[HomeGuard Reserves or National Guard]] to still be using Hueys in the 80's, and mordernized twin-engine variants of the Huey are in service [[RealityIsUnrealistic even into the 21st century]].
* The only helicopter to appear in the ''Film/{{Carnosaur}}'' movies were UH-1 Hueys. Both the investigation ([[JustifiedTrope justified]]; [[TruthInTelevision Hueys were also used by civilians]]) and rescue teams use them in ''2'', as well as the spec ops team in ''3'' and ''Raptor'' (via StockFootage from ''3'').
* In the 2014 ''[[Film/{{Godzilla2014}} Godzilla]]'', almost all of the US military helicopters are Hueys, even though the scenes in which they appear are set in 2014.

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* Hueys appear repeatedly in ''Film/ConAir'', despite the [[TheNineties late-90s]] setting. While the prisoners are boarding the plane, there are Hueys hovering over the airfield, and once the plane is hijacked a group of National Guardsmen chase after it in a Huey escorted by two smaller gunships.
* ''Film/IndependenceDay'' is generally pretty good as regards appropriate use of aircraft - not that this stops two Hueys from appearing to escort the doomed S-64 Skycrane '[[IComeInPeace Welcome Wagon]]'. They explode moments later when the aliens open fire, seemingly having shown up simply so they could be blown up.
** WillSmith later commandeers a Huey from the Area 51 base to go searching for his missing girlfriend and her son.
* A particularly glaring example in ''Film/FantasticFourRiseOfTheSilverSurfer'', when the team are seen being flown over the Thames by a military unit in a pair of Hueys. Doubly wrong in that the US military have long since phased out the Huey and the The British military never used them at all, begging the question of where on earth the team even ''found'' them. Did they bring the helicopters with them?
* Very nearly the case with ''Film/BlackHawkDown''. The negotiations to borrow Black Hawk helicopters from the US military took so long that filming had already started a month before the deal was finalized. Repainted Hueys were on hand to be used instead in case the deal fell through. Director Ridley Scott has said that it's fortunate they were able to use the right helicopters, since the name is right there in the title and Hueys don't look anything like Black Hawks.
* In ''Film/UnderworldEvolution'', even helicopters that ''aren't'' Hueys turn out to embody this trope. A modified SA 360 Dauphin, a noticeably smaller make and model of helicopter, is used in long-shots - though nobody appears to have told the Foley editors as the ship [[TheCoconutEffect sounds like]] a Huey throughout - but when it lands and TheSquad pile out of the back, they're very obviously getting out of a Huey.
* ''Film/SuckerPunch'' proves that even in the nebulous 'it's the 1950s, kinda' period the movie's set in, Hueys will be the number-one choice of fantasy rotary-wing aircraft. In one of Baby Doll's dream sequences, the helicopter the girls use to assault a train on an alien planet is a Huey.
** Of course, the same movie had the girls fighting a dragon from a B-25 Mitchell (UsefulNotes/WorldWarII medium bomber) and fighting Fokker triplanes in PowerArmor.
* ''Film/WeWereSoldiers'' has Colonel Moore's Airborne Cavalry troopers riding into battle in UH-1 Hueys, which was quite accurate. What was less accurate was the same Hueys, flown by the same pilots, later laying down [[MacrossMissileMassacre rockets]] and [[GatlingGood minigun fire]]. While there were Huey gunships, they were operated by different units than the transports, and organized as airborne artillery rather than air cavalry.
* The original ''Film/{{Red Dawn|1984}}'' featured an American Huey (or possibly two separate Hueys) as the sole American military force depicted being able to fight back against the Soviet forces that overun the town in the film's beginning. By the 1980s, it would be more likely for a Blackhawk transport, or an Apache or Cobra[[note]] a heavily-redesigned variant of the Huey, actually[[/note]] attack helicopter, to be serving in that role. Of course, it would be quite reasonable for the [[HomeGuard Reserves or National Guard]] to still be using Hueys in the 80's, and mordernized twin-engine variants of the Huey are in service [[RealityIsUnrealistic even into the 21st century]].
* The only helicopter to appear in the ''Film/{{Carnosaur}}'' movies were UH-1 Hueys. Both the investigation ([[JustifiedTrope justified]]; [[TruthInTelevision Hueys were also used by civilians]]) and rescue teams use them in ''2'', as well as the spec ops team in ''3'' and ''Raptor'' (via StockFootage from ''3'').
* In the 2014 ''[[Film/{{Godzilla2014}} Godzilla]]'', almost all of the US military helicopters are Hueys, even though the scenes in which they appear are set in 2014.
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* ''Series/MagnumPI'': Variant of the trope: the "experimental attack helicopter" that a BrainwashedAndCrazy T.C. steals in one episode is clearly a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MD_Helicopters_MD_500 Hughes 500D]] with guns and rockets stuck on it. Amusingly enough, the 500D is the same chopper T.C. flies in his day job. [[FridgeLogic One wonders why he didn't notice.]]
* ''Series/{{Revolution}}'': Huey helicopters are featured and used by the Monroe Republic. They make appearances in "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E2ChainedHeat Chained Heat]]", "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E10NobodysFaultButMine Nobody's Fault But Mine]]", "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E11TheStand The Stand]]", "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E14TheNightTheLightsWentOutInGeorgia The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia]]", "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E15Home Home]]", "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E18Clue Clue]]", and "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E19ChildrenOfMen Children of Men]]".
* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': The only helicopters seen in use are Hueys (and one CH-47 Chinook that had crashed previously), but the only group that could be specifically identified as using them was a Georgia National Guard unit, which is more likely to have them thanks to the NG often getting Army cast-offs.
* ''Series/{{MASH}}'' mostly averted this in favor of the historically-accurate [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_47 Bell 47]] [[note]]the only helicopter that really goes chirp-chirp-chirp as its drive belts disengage. Now they all do it.[[/note]] However, some early episodes have a model Huey hanging from the ceiling of Col. Blake's office, and later on the O Club has a sign on the wall reading "4077th Med. Co. Air Ambulance" and featuring an illustration of either a Huey or another Vietnam-era chopper.



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* At the end of the music video for ''Survivor'', Music/DestinysChild are rescued from the island they have been stranded on by a Huey.
* The Music/BillyJoel song ''Goodnight Saigon'' starts as it means to go on by opening with [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar the sound of the jungle and the Huey's very distinctive engine note]]. It's almost a minute later by the time the ''song'' actually starts.

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* At In spite of its otherwise high-tech setting, the end ''only'' US military helicopters ever to appear on ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' are Hueys. For example, Agent Fowler flies one twice, in spite of also having access to the music video for ''Survivor'', Music/DestinysChild are rescued cutting edge F-35 Lightning II jet. Weirdly, though, the Hueys on the show seem to be some kind of fictional gunship variant that mounts the M230 chaingun from the island they have been stranded on by a Huey.
* The Music/BillyJoel song ''Goodnight Saigon'' starts as it means to go on by opening with [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar the sound
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** Fowler's use
of the jungle Huey is particularly odd in one episode, as Airachnid scans it and immediately transforms into a sleek stealth helicopter. Given that the Huey's very distinctive engine note]]. It's almost a minute later by CGI model for her alt-mode had already been created, and that Transformer alt-modes have otherwise been identical to their scanned vehicles, it makes you wonder why the time animators didn't just give Fowler the ''song'' actually starts.stealth chopper for that particular scene.



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* S.T.A.R.S' helicopter model of choice is a model of single-engine Huey in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil1'''s [[UpdatedReRelease remake]]. A Huey gunship also shows up in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4''. Thankfully, it's on the protagonist's side.
* In ''VideoGame/DeadRising'', [[IntrepidReporter Frank West]] manages to get into Willamette via a privately-owned Twin Huey.
* The ''VideoGame/ArmyMen'' games that don't focus on the helicopters have everyone just use the Huey for everything. The ones that do have a much wider array of aircraft on every side - in ''Air Attack'', for instance, while the player and any allied pilots start with the Huey, Tan forces use the Cobra instead. The player himself also gets to upgrade his chopper after certain missions (Chinook, Super Stallion, and Apache in that order).

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* In spite of its otherwise high-tech setting, the ''only'' US military helicopters ever to appear on ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' are Hueys. For example, Agent Fowler flies one twice, in spite of also having access to the cutting edge F-35 Lightning II jet. Weirdly, though, the Hueys on the show seem to be some kind of fictional gunship variant that mounts the M230 chaingun from the Apache.
** Fowler's use of the Huey is particularly odd in one episode, as Airachnid scans it and immediately transforms into a sleek stealth helicopter. Given that the CGI model for her alt-mode had already been created, and that Transformer alt-modes have otherwise been identical to their scanned vehicles, it makes you wonder why the animators didn't just give Fowler the stealth chopper for that particular scene.
** The helicopters used by terrorist orginsation MECH are also Hueys...with the chaingun replaced by an ''energy cannon''.
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20th Oct '16 8:11:32 PM Berrenta
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* In ''Film/UnderworldEvolution'', even helicopters that ''aren't'' Hueys turn out to embody this trope. A modified SA 360 Dauphin, a noticeably smaller make and model of helicopter, is used in long-shots - though nobody appears to have told the Foley editors as the ship [[TheCoconutEffect sounds like]] a Huey throughout - but when it lands and TheSquad pile out of the back, they're [[TheyJustDidntCare very obviously getting out of a Huey]].

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* In ''Film/UnderworldEvolution'', even helicopters that ''aren't'' Hueys turn out to embody this trope. A modified SA 360 Dauphin, a noticeably smaller make and model of helicopter, is used in long-shots - though nobody appears to have told the Foley editors as the ship [[TheCoconutEffect sounds like]] a Huey throughout - but when it lands and TheSquad pile out of the back, they're [[TheyJustDidntCare very obviously getting out of a Huey]].Huey.
8th Sep '16 8:11:18 AM erforce
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* A particularly glaring example in the second ''Film/FantasticFour'' movie, ''The Rise of the Silver Surfer'', when the team are seen being flown over the Thames by a military unit in a pair of Hueys. Doubly wrong in that the US military have long since phased out the Huey and the British military never used them at all, begging the question of where on earth the team even ''found'' them. Did they bring the helicopters with them?

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* A particularly glaring example in the second ''Film/FantasticFour'' movie, ''The Rise of the Silver Surfer'', ''Film/FantasticFourRiseOfTheSilverSurfer'', when the team are seen being flown over the Thames by a military unit in a pair of Hueys. Doubly wrong in that the US military have long since phased out the Huey and the British military never used them at all, begging the question of where on earth the team even ''found'' them. Did they bring the helicopters with them?



* In ''Film/{{Underworld}} Evolution'', even helicopters that ''aren't'' Hueys turn out to embody this trope. A modified SA 360 Dauphin, a noticeably smaller make and model of helicopter, is used in long-shots - though nobody appears to have told the Foley editors as the ship [[TheCoconutEffect sounds like]] a Huey throughout - but when it lands and TheSquad pile out of the back, they're [[TheyJustDidntCare very obviously getting out of a Huey]].

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* In ''Film/{{Underworld}} Evolution'', ''Film/UnderworldEvolution'', even helicopters that ''aren't'' Hueys turn out to embody this trope. A modified SA 360 Dauphin, a noticeably smaller make and model of helicopter, is used in long-shots - though nobody appears to have told the Foley editors as the ship [[TheCoconutEffect sounds like]] a Huey throughout - but when it lands and TheSquad pile out of the back, they're [[TheyJustDidntCare very obviously getting out of a Huey]].
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When the Huey shows up appropriately - for example in period movies and situations where they'd likely be seen - it's just a sign the filmmakers [[ShownTheirWork did the research]]. Its appearance can also be justified as a deliberate stylistic choice where the moviemakers are trying to [[RuleOfSymbolism draw parallels]] between the events in the movie and UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar: the rest of the time this trope applies.

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When the Huey shows up appropriately - for example in period movies and situations where they'd likely be seen - it's just a sign the filmmakers [[ShownTheirWork did the research]]. Its appearance can also be justified as a deliberate stylistic choice where the moviemakers are trying to [[RuleOfSymbolism draw parallels]] between the events in the movie and UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar: the rest of the time this trope applies.
applies. Then again, the Huey is [[RealityIsUnrealistic extremely popular in both the military and civilian worlds even today]], so it can be perfectly justified in many settings.
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