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2nd Jul '16 1:29:13 PM Angus_Old
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* A certain ad for cable TV showed several roughnecks forcing themselves into a car and yelling at the driver to follow another car in front of them ... but both cars were stuck in a traffic jam. The punchline: TV has more action than RealLife.

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* A certain Polish ad for cable TV Canal+ showed several roughnecks forcing themselves into a car and yelling at the driver to follow another car in front of them ... but both cars were stuck in a traffic jam. The punchline: TV has more action than RealLife.
29th May '16 6:56:46 AM lipranzer
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* Played with in ''Film/RunningScared1986''; Danny, [[ItMakesSenseInContext pretending to be a passenger]], tells Ray, who's driving [ItMakesSenseInContext an undercover police vehicle disguised as a taxi]], to follow the cab containing their nemesis, Julio Gonzalez, which they were planning to do anyway even before real passengers showed up.

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* Played with in ''Film/RunningScared1986''; Danny, [[ItMakesSenseInContext pretending to be a passenger]], tells Ray, who's driving [ItMakesSenseInContext [[ItMakesSenseInContext an undercover police vehicle disguised as a taxi]], to follow the cab containing their nemesis, Julio Gonzalez, which they were planning to do anyway even before real passengers showed up.
29th May '16 6:55:31 AM lipranzer
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* Played with in ''Film/RunningScared1986''; Danny, [[ItMakesSenseInContext pretending to be a passenger]], tells Ray, who's driving [ItMakesSenseInContext an undercover police vehicle disguised as a taxi]], to follow the cab containing their nemesis, Julio Gonzalez, which they were planning to do anyway even before real passengers showed up.
3rd Apr '16 7:11:17 PM Eddy1215
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters'', a character hops into a cab and shouts, "Follow that car!" The cabdriver responds "I've always wanted someone to say that!" before doing so.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters'', a character Janine hops into a cab and shouts, "Follow that car!" The cabdriver responds "I've "Lady, I've always wanted someone to say that!" before doing so.



-->Bus Driver: Stand behind the yellow line and get your box out of my face.

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-->Bus Driver: -->'''Bus Driver''': Stand behind the yellow line and get your box out of my face.



-->'''Government Agent:''' ''Obviously'' follow that cab!

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-->'''Government Agent:''' -->'''Agent Powers:''' ''Obviously'' follow that cab!
20th Mar '16 3:35:28 PM rjung
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* Played with in ''Film/RushHour2'', when detective Carter is in Hong Kong and orders a taxi driver to follow a car. The driver doesn't move and keeps speaking Chinese to him (with no subtitles for non-Chinese-speaking viewers). After a few back-and-forth exchanges, Carter slips him some money, whereupon the driver says (in English) "Now you're speaking my language" and steps on the gas. As a BilingualBonus, the Chinese phrase that the driver repeated to Carter translates to "Money first."
27th Feb '16 2:24:29 PM StFan
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* Mai tells the taxi driver to "follow that bus" in ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}''.

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* Mai tells the taxi driver to "follow that bus" in ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}''.''Anime/MaiHime''.






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-->'''Spug''': You grabbed my hat!
-->'''Buck''': Spug, I want to go to the spaceport ''in'' your cab.
-->'''Spug''': Oh. A ''paying'' job.

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-->'''Spug''': -->'''Spug:''' You grabbed my hat!
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hat!\\
'''Buck:'''
Spug, I want to go to the spaceport ''in'' your cab.
-->'''Spug''':
cab.\\
'''Spug:'''
Oh. A ''paying'' job.



* Double-Lampshaded and Double-Subverted in the Creator/AlanMoore comic ''TerraObscura''; after being told to "follow that car", a cabbie comments that "You're probably expecting me to say 'I always wanted to do that'. Actually, it happens to me once a week."
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* Double-Lampshaded and Double-Subverted in the Creator/AlanMoore comic ''TerraObscura''; ''ComicBook/TerraObscura''; after being told to "follow that car", a cabbie comments that "You're probably expecting me to say 'I always wanted to do that'. Actually, it happens to me once a week."
* ''ComicBook/{{Tintin}}''''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'':






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* In the ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' newspaper strip, Mary Jane jumps into a cab and tells the driver to follow Spider-Man, who is web-swinging across the city with Black Widow. The cabbie says that he has been waiting for someone to tell him to do this. It turns out he has experience with superheroes and starts talking about some the heroes he has had in his cab.
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* Parodied in the MarxBrothers film ''Film/DuckSoup'': twice Groucho hops into the sidecar of a motorcycle driven by Harpo, saying some form of "Follow That Car!" and twice it drives off without him. [[RuleOfThree The third time,]] he promises not to have that happen, puts Harpo in the sidecar and gets on the motorcycle-- ''and Harpo drives the sidecar off without the motorcycle.''
-->'''Groucho:''' "It's the only way to travel."

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* Parodied in the MarxBrothers creator/MarxBrothers film ''Film/DuckSoup'': twice Groucho hops into the sidecar of a motorcycle driven by Harpo, saying some form of "Follow That Car!" and twice it drives off without him. [[RuleOfThree The third time,]] he promises not to have that happen, puts Harpo in the sidecar and gets on the motorcycle-- ''and Harpo drives the sidecar off without the motorcycle.''
-->'''Groucho:''' "It's It's the only way to travel."






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* In the ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' newspaper strip, Mary Jane jumps into a cab and tells the driver to follow Spider-Man, who is web-swinging across the city with Black Widow. The cabbie says that he has been waiting for someone to tell him to do this. It turns out he has experience with superheroes and starts talking about some the heroes he has had in his cab.

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* In the ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' newspaper strip, Mary Jane jumps into a cab and tells the driver to follow Spider-Man, who is web-swinging across the city with Black Widow. The cabbie says that he has been waiting for someone to tell him to do this. It turns out he has experience with superheroes and starts talking about some the heroes he has had in his cab.

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* An early page in GirlGenius has a Duke say "Follow that [[HumongousMecha Clank]]!"

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* An early page in GirlGenius ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has a Duke say "Follow that [[HumongousMecha Clank]]!"



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* In the "Adventure in China" episode of ''{{Jem}}'', Jerrica says, "Follow that rickshaw!"

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* In the "Adventure in China" episode of ''{{Jem}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'', Jerrica says, "Follow that rickshaw!"



* In one [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Daffy Duck]] cartoon, ''The Great Piggy-Bank Robbery'', Daffy runs up to a cab and says, "Follow that car!" The cab zooms off by itself, and Daffy remarks to the audience, "Keeps 'em on their toes."
** Another old WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short, "WesternAnimation/BaseballBugs", has Bugs call a cab and shout 'Follow that ball!' to chase down a long hit.

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In one [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Daffy Duck]] WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck cartoon, ''The "The Great Piggy-Bank Robbery'', Robbery", Daffy runs up to a cab and says, "Follow that car!" The cab zooms off by itself, and Daffy remarks to the audience, "Keeps 'em on their toes."
** Another old WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short, "WesternAnimation/BaseballBugs", has Bugs call a cab and shout 'Follow "Follow that ball!' ball!" to chase down a long hit.



* Pictured above is Goofy in the ClassicDisneyShort ''How To Be A Detective'' hailing a cab to chase a crime suspect. Two more characters follow suit, leading to a four-car chase.

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* Pictured above is Goofy in the ClassicDisneyShort ''How To WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShort "How to Be A Detective'' a Detective" hailing a cab to chase a crime suspect. Two more characters follow suit, leading to a four-car chase.



-->'''Wolf:''' Follow that cab!
-->'''Driver:''' Yes, sir! (* speeds off without Wolf* )

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-->'''Wolf:''' Follow that cab!
-->'''Driver:'''
cab!\\
'''Driver:'''
Yes, sir! (* speeds (''speeds off without Wolf* )Wolf'')
19th Jan '16 10:21:44 AM nombretomado
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* In ''DocSidhe'' by AaronAllston, the central character does this. He's quite aware of what a cliche it is, but in the Pulp action elfland he's in, it works. The way the driver and passengers cheered when he said it startled him so much he nearly fell off the car.

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* In ''DocSidhe'' by AaronAllston, Creator/AaronAllston, the central character does this. He's quite aware of what a cliche it is, but in the Pulp action elfland he's in, it works. The way the driver and passengers cheered when he said it startled him so much he nearly fell off the car.
10th Jan '16 8:40:04 PM jamespolk
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* In ''[[Film/TheThinMan Shadow of the Thin Man]]'', Nora, with Molly, says, "Follow that car, Quick!" The taxi driver drives off without them.

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* In ''[[Film/TheThinMan Shadow of the Thin Man]]'', ''Film/ShadowOfTheThinMan'', Nora, with Molly, says, "Follow that car, Quick!" The taxi driver drives off without them.
16th Dec '15 4:39:12 PM eroock
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12th Oct '15 6:59:50 PM jormis29
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