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15th Jul '16 9:43:50 AM rjung
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* In one story from Wally Wood's ''[[ComicStrip/SallyForthWood Sally Forth]],'' a new robot is being tested by having a bazooka fired at it. Unfortunately, the scientist firing the bazooka had it pointed backwards, blasting the President behind him instead.
16th Jun '16 9:20:21 PM Brainiac0982
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* In the fourth episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'', Buster and Bumblebee have just finished spying on the Decipticons and learned their EvilPlan. Bumblebee transforms into car mode [[EpicFail and then drives himself backwards off the cliff onto the surprised Decepticons]]. [[WhatAnIdiot Just how bad a driver are you when you forget that the car is in reverse when]] ''[[WhatAnIdiot you're]]'' [[WhatAnIdiot the car?]]

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* In the fourth episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'', Buster Spike and Bumblebee have just finished spying on the Decipticons Decepticons and learned their EvilPlan. Bumblebee transforms into car mode [[EpicFail and then drives himself backwards off the cliff onto the surprised Decepticons]]. [[WhatAnIdiot Just how bad a driver are you when you forget that the car is in reverse when]] ''[[WhatAnIdiot you're]]'' [[WhatAnIdiot the car?]]
4th Feb '16 12:18:22 AM BattleMaster
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* In the fourth episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'', Buster and Bumblebee have just finished spying on the Decipticons and learned their EvilPlan. Bumblebee transforms into car mode [[EpicFail and then drives himself backwards off the cliff onto the surprised Decepticons]]. [[WhatAnIdiot Just how bad a driver are you when you forget that the car is in reverse when]] ''[[WhatAnIdiot you're]]'' [[WhatAnIdiot the car?]]
26th Jan '16 12:20:28 PM Eddy1215
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* ''AmericanGrafitti'': Toad, driving his friend's car, waits to drag race someone at a stoplight. He jumps the gun when the left-turn signal goes on, and backs up - then when the light turns green he accelerates backwards into a car behind him.

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* ''AmericanGrafitti'': ''Film/AmericanGrafitti'': Toad, driving his friend's car, waits to drag race someone at a stoplight. He jumps the gun when the left-turn signal goes on, and backs up - then when the light turns green he accelerates backwards into a car behind him.
26th Jan '16 4:28:49 AM VinceM
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* ''AmericanGrafitti'': Toad, driving his friend's car, waits to drag race someone at a stoplight. He jumps the gun when the left-turn signal goes on, and backs up - then when the light turns green he accelerates backwards into a car behind him.
-->'''Angry motorist''': Excuse me. I think we've had an accident.
-->'''Toad''': Damn it, I won't report you this time, but next time, just watch it! [drives off]
25th Jan '16 9:52:30 AM Willbyr
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->''"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RepTEN4J3sU Ooops! Heh...had the silly thing in reverse!]]"''
-->-- '''Duck Dodgers''' (the TropeNamer), ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgersInTheTwentyFourthAndAHalfCentury''

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->''"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RepTEN4J3sU Ooops! Heh...had ->''"Have you ever pulled just a little too far into an intersection, so you put the silly thing car in reverse!]]"''
reverse and back up just a little bit, and you ''forget the car is in reverse''? You are truly an accident waiting to happen."''
-->-- '''Duck Dodgers''' (the TropeNamer), ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgersInTheTwentyFourthAndAHalfCentury''
''Creator/GeorgeCarlin'''









* Creator/GeorgeCarlin:
** "Have you ever pulled just a little too far into an intersection, so you put the car in reverse and back up just a little bit, and you ''forget the car is in reverse''? You are truly an accident waiting to happen."

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* Creator/GeorgeCarlin:
** "Have you ever pulled just a little too far into an intersection, so you put the car in reverse and back up just a little bit, and you ''forget the car
The page quote is in reverse''? You are truly an accident waiting to happen."
from one of Creator/GeorgeCarlin's skits where he talks about poor drivers.



** ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgersInTheTwentyFourthAndAHalfCentury'': Duck Dodgers initially launches his rocket ship into the ground, citing he [[TropeNamer Had The Silly Thing In Reverse]].

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** ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgersInTheTwentyFourthAndAHalfCentury'': The {{Trope Namer|s}} is ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgersInTheTwentyFourthAndAHalfCentury'', when Duck Dodgers initially [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RepTEN4J3sU launches his rocket ship into the ground, citing he [[TropeNamer Had The Silly Thing In Reverse]].ground]].
--->Ooops! Heh...had the silly thing in reverse!
27th Dec '15 8:25:06 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Psych}}'' episode "You Can't Handle This Episode", Shawn picks up something and asks what it is. He's told that it's a rocket launcher, and he's pointing it ''at himself''.

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* In the ''{{Psych}}'' ''Series/{{Psych}}'' episode "You Can't Handle This Episode", Shawn picks up something and asks what it is. He's told that it's a rocket launcher, and he's pointing it ''at himself''.
4th Dec '15 6:15:03 PM jormis29
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-->'''Grandpa:''' Well let me put it this way. You ''weren't''.\\
\\And [[BrickJoke the same joke]] is used in TheStinger when ''Grandpa'' tries to drive.

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-->'''Grandpa:''' Well let me put it this way. You ''weren't''.\\
\\And
''weren't''.
** And
[[BrickJoke the same joke]] is used in TheStinger when ''Grandpa'' tries to drive.
4th Dec '15 5:25:21 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In the old ''Series/SilverSpoons'', this is inverted; Grandpa tries to teach Ricky to drive, and his attempt to reverse to car moves it forward, crashing it through a wall, leading to this gag:
-->'''Ricky:''' I thought I was in reverse!
-->'''Grandpa:''' Well let me put it this way. You ''weren't''.\\
\\And [[BrickJoke the same joke]] is used in TheStinger when ''Grandpa'' tries to drive.
22nd Aug '15 9:19:06 PM ajbit26
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* Happens again in ''Film/TrueLies'' during the limo chase.
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