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12th Jun '16 12:37:41 AM JM1982
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** Another early episode had a slight variation when Hans Moleman crashes a cargo truck filled with sugar and Homer took it all. In this case, the sugar fell ''out'' of the truck. Not only that, but under Springfield law Homer acquired the sugar ''legally''-Springfield's town charter states that any foodstuffs that touch the ground belong to the village idiot...and who do you think fulfills that role?
7th Feb '16 7:14:57 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheDrewCareyShow'', Lewis sells Mimi some experimental make-up from [=DrugCo=] saying, "Let's just say it fell off the back of a truck." When Mimi asks where he got it, he says "Like I said, it fell off the back of a truck!" implying that it ''really'' fell off the back of a truck.
* Occurs a lot in ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses''.
* ''{{Seinfeld}}'': Jerry buys his father a $200 organizer, but claims he got it for $50, hinting that it may have come from this source. His father is proud that Jerry made such a smart move (which is why Jerry claimed it).

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* In ''TheDrewCareyShow'', ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'', Lewis sells Mimi some experimental make-up from [=DrugCo=] saying, "Let's just say it fell off the back of a truck." When Mimi asks where he got it, he says "Like I said, it fell off the back of a truck!" implying that it ''really'' fell off the back of a truck.
* Occurs a lot in ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses''.
''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses''.
* ''{{Seinfeld}}'': ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'': Jerry buys his father a $200 organizer, but claims he got it for $50, hinting that it may have come from this source. His father is proud that Jerry made such a smart move (which is why Jerry claimed it).



* In ''EverybodyHatesChris'', Chris is able to sell truckloads of cookies by falsely saying they "fell off the truck this morning".
* On an episode of ''WhiteCollar,'' a career criminal caught with a briefcase full of gold coins claims they "fell off a truck." Subverted to some extent because he clearly is being sarcastic and his next line is, "I want to talk to my lawyer."

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* In ''EverybodyHatesChris'', ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris'', Chris is able to sell truckloads of cookies by falsely saying they "fell off the truck this morning".
* On an episode of ''WhiteCollar,'' ''Series/WhiteCollar,'' a career criminal caught with a briefcase full of gold coins claims they "fell off a truck." Subverted to some extent because he clearly is being sarcastic and his next line is, "I want to talk to my lawyer."



* ''MarriedWithChildren'': Bud and Kelly tried to give their parents a jukebox that literally fell off a truck.
* Taken UpToEleven on ''TheYoungOnes'', in which a truck carrying everything the boys might possibly have a use for just happens to ''back itself through their front windows'', then be abandoned to their care by its driver. It's implied Mike had actually arranged for this to happen, making it this trope.
* In ''{{Becker}}'', Linda states that her boyfriend (who throughout the series has been stated to do illegal things) found a big bag of money after it fell off the back of a truck. Linda, not believing him, leaves him believe he stole it. It later turns out it did fall out of an armored truck, and after returning it got a thanks from the city.
* On an episode of ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', Charlie and Dee find a set of speakers that literally fell off the back of a truck. Unknown to them, hidden inside the speakers was a package of cocaine belonging to some local mobsters.

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* ''MarriedWithChildren'': ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': Bud and Kelly tried to give their parents a jukebox that literally fell off a truck.
* Taken UpToEleven on ''TheYoungOnes'', ''Series/TheYoungOnes'', in which a truck carrying everything the boys might possibly have a use for just happens to ''back itself through their front windows'', then be abandoned to their care by its driver. It's implied Mike had actually arranged for this to happen, making it this trope.
* In ''{{Becker}}'', ''Series/{{Becker}}'', Linda states that her boyfriend (who throughout the series has been stated to do illegal things) found a big bag of money after it fell off the back of a truck. Linda, not believing him, leaves him believe he stole it. It later turns out it did fall out of an armored truck, and after returning it got a thanks from the city.
* On an episode of ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', Charlie and Dee find a set of speakers that literally fell off the back of a truck. Unknown to them, hidden inside the speakers was a package of cocaine belonging to some local mobsters.
5th Jan '16 1:22:25 PM LentilSandEater
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-->'''Simon:''' [[LampshadeHanging Which is truly the hallmark of legality]].

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-->'''Simon:''' [[LampshadeHanging [[SarcasmMode Which is truly the hallmark of legality]].
5th Jan '16 1:18:14 PM LentilSandEater
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* This is the explanation Switch gives for the origin of the video camera he gives to Bob in ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable''. Bob actually believes it and comments that it is in excellent condition considering, not scratched or anything.
** The video camera did have one scratch on it. Funny how it only damaged the serial number beyond legibility.

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* This is the explanation Switch gives for the origin of the video camera he gives to Bob in ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable''. Bob actually believes it and comments that it is in excellent condition considering, not scratched or anything.
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considering. That is, it's only got one scratch on it. Funny how it which funnily enough only damaged the serial number beyond legibility.
19th Nov '15 4:25:09 PM nombretomado
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* ''RugratsInParis'': Angelica's explanation for where she got Dill's new pacifier. She actually pulled it out of another baby's mouth.

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* ''RugratsInParis'': ''WesternAnimation/RugratsInParis'': Angelica's explanation for where she got Dill's new pacifier. She actually pulled it out of another baby's mouth.
11th Nov '15 4:44:31 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Rio}}'', the crate carrying Blu really does fall off the back of a truck, and is found by Linda.

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* In ''{{Rio}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Rio}}'', the crate carrying Blu really does fall off the back of a truck, and is found by Linda.
3rd Oct '15 7:25:01 PM nombretomado
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* Not surprisingly, [[HonestJohn Crazy Redd]] in ''AnimalCrossing'' claims to deal in "everything that fell off the back of a truck."

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* Not surprisingly, [[HonestJohn Crazy Redd]] in ''AnimalCrossing'' ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' claims to deal in "everything that fell off the back of a truck."
28th Sep '15 7:39:04 AM DaveyDoodlebug
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* The UK band Denim recorded a song called "It Fell Off the Back of a Lorry".
13th Sep '15 3:32:44 AM Odon
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* An Australian television add for a chain store used an actual notorious criminal of the era. After promoting the store's cheap "off the back of a truck prices" with a wink and "you know what I mean", he'd clean out the till and run off at the sound of a police siren.
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8th Sep '15 7:24:54 AM Spindriver
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* ''Literature/TheBorribles'': This classic juvenile novel played with this trope. Mentions of things falling off the backs of lorries would be followed by comments about how bumpy the roads are in London, or what a useful thing gravity is. Pretty much all the characters were professional thieves of one sort or other and were using the phrase with heavy irony.

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* ''Literature/TheBorribles'': This classic juvenile novel played with this trope. ''Literature/TheBorribleTrilogy'': Mentions of things falling off the backs of lorries would be are followed by comments about how bumpy the roads are in London, or what a useful thing gravity is. Pretty much all the characters were are professional thieves of one sort or other and were are using the phrase with heavy irony.
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