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9th Feb '18 2:08:11 PM RedScharlach
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* An European ad from the nineties had a movielike "Follow That Car" scene, subverted when the driver gets off the taxi and chases the getaway car on foot.

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* An A European ad from the nineties had a movielike "Follow That Car" scene, subverted when the driver gets off the taxi and chases the getaway car on foot.



* Subverted in ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack''. April spots Amber, who [[AluminumChristmasTrees the SIS]] has been looking for, getting into a car with a little boy. April runs over to where they were, flags down a cab, and tells the driver to follow the car-- [[spoiler:[[StuffBlowingUp then the cab explodes]]. Said little boy was Maki, a Contractor with the power to blow up anything he's marked with hand prints, which in this case meant the street where the cab pulled in.]]

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* Subverted in ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack''. April spots Amber, who [[AluminumChristmasTrees the SIS]] has been looking for, getting into a car with a little boy. April runs over to where they were, flags down a cab, and tells the driver to follow the car-- car -- [[spoiler:[[StuffBlowingUp then the cab explodes]]. Said little boy was Maki, a Contractor with the power to blow up anything he's marked with hand prints, which in this case meant the street where the cab pulled in.]]



** Happens a second time as well. Tintin and another man both get into the cab, each insisting its his. Tintin eventually gets the other man out by saying that he had to go to the hospital after being bitten by Snowy (who he called a 'mad dog' -- admittedly Snowy was a bit mad at the moment), but when he said "Follow that car!" to the driver, they found the car had long since disappeared.

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** Happens a second time as well. Tintin and another man both get into the cab, each insisting its it's his. Tintin eventually gets the other man out by saying that he had to go to the hospital after being bitten by Snowy (who he called a 'mad dog' -- admittedly Snowy was a bit mad at the moment), but when he said "Follow that car!" to the driver, they found the car had long since disappeared.



* In ''Film/{{Arabesque}}'', after David Pollock (Gregory Peck) says this the taxidriver immediatly answers: "All my life I have waited for somebody to say that!".

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* In ''Film/{{Arabesque}}'', after David Pollock (Gregory Peck) says this this, the taxidriver immediatly taxi driver immediately answers: "All my life I have waited for somebody to say that!".that!"



* In the Norwegian Series/BrodreneDal og Legenden om Atlant-is, the not to bright protagonists tries to follow the villain's car... By jumping into a trolley and telling it's driver to follow that car. The trolley driver actually tries his best but predictably loses the villains rather quickly.

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* In the Norwegian Series/BrodreneDal og Legenden om Atlant-is, the not to bright not-too-bright protagonists tries to follow the villain's car... By jumping into a trolley and telling it's its driver to follow that car. The trolley driver actually tries his best but predictably loses the villains rather quickly.



* Brilliantly subverted in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' in the episode "Not What He Seems" [[spoiler:When Grunkle Stan is being pursued by government agents he gives a wallet to a cab driver and tells them to drive as far away from the Mystery Shack (the place he needed to go) as possible and then hides behind a nearby car whilst the government agents run after the cab.]]

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* Brilliantly subverted in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' in the episode "Not What He Seems" [[spoiler:When Grunkle Stan is being pursued by government agents he gives a wallet to a cab driver and tells them to drive as far away from the Mystery Shack (the place he needed to go) as possible and then hides behind a nearby car whilst while the government agents run after the cab.]]
3rd Feb '18 9:56:01 PM TitoMosquito
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** Daffy says this in another short where he was chasing The Man in the Green Hat. After the cab drove without him, Daffy screamed at him to come back.



* Brilliantly subverted in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' in the episode 'Not What He Seems' [[spoiler:When Grunkle Stan is being pursued by government agents he gives a wallet to a cab driver and tells them to drive as far away from the Mystery Shack (the place he needed to go) as possible and then hides behind a nearby car whilst the government agents run after the cab.]]

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* Brilliantly subverted in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' in the episode 'Not "Not What He Seems' Seems" [[spoiler:When Grunkle Stan is being pursued by government agents he gives a wallet to a cab driver and tells them to drive as far away from the Mystery Shack (the place he needed to go) as possible and then hides behind a nearby car whilst the government agents run after the cab.]]
30th Jan '18 12:13:56 PM Sark0TAG
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* In one of the game paths in ''VideoGame/SpyFox in Dry Cereal'', you have to track down Russian Blue's car in your [[CoolCar Asti-Spumoni]], by following the radar trail your literal "tracking bug" Walter Wireless left whilst in her car.
8th Dec '17 9:47:29 AM nombretomado
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* Subverted in ''Film/ThePelicanBrief'' where DenzelWashington's character as he is unable to get a taxi to stop for him as he is dressed for surveillance he was doing on a potential source. It's also flipped around later in the film as he gets into a cab, only to realize ''he's'' the one being followed.

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* Subverted in ''Film/ThePelicanBrief'' where DenzelWashington's Creator/DenzelWashington's character as he is unable to get a taxi to stop for him as he is dressed for surveillance he was doing on a potential source. It's also flipped around later in the film as he gets into a cab, only to realize ''he's'' the one being followed.
5th Nov '17 7:27:54 PM WillKeaton
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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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* This was played for laughs in a ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' story from 1985, where Spidey was trying to nab the Commuter (a theif Commuter, a theef named Ron who commuted to crimes from Scarsdale. unable 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.)
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!
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