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11th Sep '17 11:04:58 PM Abbas_Chand
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* ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw :
[[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext After that slow-moving street sweeper!]]

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[[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext After that slow-moving street sweeper!]]
11th Sep '17 11:03:58 PM Abbas_Chand
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* ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw :
[[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext After that slow-moving street sweeper!]]
10th Aug '17 12:03:28 PM SAMAS
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** In one WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck 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."

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** In one WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck cartoon, "The Great Piggy-Bank Robbery", "WesternAnimation/TheGreatPiggyBankRobbery", 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."
20th Jul '17 5:44:28 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* This was played for laughs in a ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' story from 1985, where Spidey was trying to nab the Commuter (a theif named Ron who commuted to crimes from Scarsdale. unable to use his favored mode of transportation to follow Ron, given the lack of web-accessible buildings, the hero flagged a cab down, but the cabbie barely spoke English, making the chase difficult. (He eventually did manage to nab Ron, and resolved to stay in the city from then on.)


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* Deconstructed in one episode of ''Series/PerfectStrangers''. Larry relates to Balki that he tried to use this method to follow Dolly Parton, but, "in case you ever wondered, they don't do that."
10th Jun '17 1:30:38 PM greshnak
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* Kathleen Ann Goonan's ''The Bones of Time'' trades off the chase order with self-imposedeness. Jehu takes it upon himself to overtake the bus that inadvertently leaves Lynn and Akamu behind on their rush to cross the Nepalese border. Actually it's a matter of honour to him not to have a bus before his operating-like-a-taxi car. The overtaking is as dramatic as it can be predictably imagined. Can this get a Drive like Jehu please!
2nd Jun '17 12:14:16 PM HighCrate
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* In ''The Gallimaufry'' there is no other cab, but when ComicBook/{{Buck Godot|Zap Gun for Hire}} tells Spug to go to the spaceport, Spug zooms off without him. Fortunately Buck has the [[GenreSavvy presence of mind]] to grab his hat, forcing him to come back for it.

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* In ''The Gallimaufry'' there is no other cab, but when ComicBook/{{Buck Godot|Zap Gun for Hire}} tells Spug to go to the spaceport, Spug zooms off without him. Fortunately Buck has the [[GenreSavvy presence of mind]] mind to grab his hat, forcing him to come back for it.



* In the Literature/LordPeterWimsey novel ''Murder Must Advertise'', Lord Peter gets followed by a definitively WrongGenreSavvy co-worker. The chase ends "in the most tame manner possible" (quoting from memory) when both cabs arrive at the restaurant where Lord Peter plans to have lunch.

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* In the Literature/LordPeterWimsey novel ''Murder Must Advertise'', Lord Peter gets followed by a definitively WrongGenreSavvy co-worker. The chase ends "in the most tame manner possible" (quoting from memory) when both cabs arrive at the restaurant where Lord Peter plans to have lunch.
30th May '17 7:42:26 PM AuraXtreme
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* [[https://notalwaysright.com/back-to-the-uber/47012 One]] ''Website/NotAlwaysRight'' story starts off with a large group of (drunken) friends calling two Uber vehicles. One takes off ahead of the other, prompting the guys in the second vehicle to quote this trope and the driver to claim he's [[AlwaysWantedToSayThat always wanted to hear someone say that]].
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14th May '17 4:56:35 PM nombretomado
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* This happens in the example of play in ''Classic {{Traveller}}'' Book 0.

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* This happens in the example of play in ''Classic {{Traveller}}'' TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' Book 0.
6th Mar '17 7:12:28 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in the 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.''

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* Parodied in the creator/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.''
6th Nov '16 6:31:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''DocSidhe'' by 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.

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* In ''DocSidhe'' ''Literature/DocSidhe'' by 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.
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