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18th Dec '15 7:32:42 PM TheAntiTed
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ti7z807Dmk These soldiers]] manage to drift-park a ''Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle''.
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31st Jul '15 11:13:19 PM LordAaronus
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* Another Jackie Movie, ''Who Am I'' has one of his new female companions pull this to evade pursuers, [[HidingInPlainSight lining up perfectly with the rest of the row to look like it's always been there.]]
16th Feb '15 12:15:03 PM TARINunit9
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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' sees Coulson and Skye trying to skydive in a damaged flying car. They just barely avoid a crash-landing and end up parallel parking at a nerd convention; the valet still makes them pay 20 bucks for the parking space.
16th Feb '15 12:08:35 PM TARINunit9
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', Mr. Incredible first lands a falling van right on the highway, then proceeds to veer so sharply that it rolls over several times before stopping perfectly in a parking space.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', there's an extended gag where Mr. Incredible first lands and Elastigirl are in a falling camper van right going several hundred miles per hour [[ItMakesSenseInContext (it had just been detached from a rocket)]] and their attempts to navigate the freeway sound like they're casually commuting to work. After slamming on the highway, then proceeds to veer so sharply that it brakes with SuperStrength the van rolls over several times before stopping perfectly in a parking space.



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6th Feb '15 12:18:52 PM woodwardiocom
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* Played with in ''PoliceAcademy.'' In a full parking lot, our hero [[CarSkiing skis]] the car in between two other cars, leaving all three of them piled up and dented. Improbable skill, yes, but not a successful parking job.
30th Apr '14 8:29:35 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* Highly averted in the Grand Theft Auto series. The driving controls are designed for you to be as reckless as possible, with little pinpoint accuracy ability except in the highest level/custom cars (and even then they're somewhat wobbly). Which is fine for most of the game, but there ARE missions requiring you not to damage a vehicle and after being accostumed to just ramming yourself into parking spaces half hazardly (if you bother to park in a space at all), it can become incredibly frustrating trying to park like a normal person would. Additionally, anyone trying to play unofficial "abide by the law" variant runs of the games, you will IMMEDIATELY notice how all parking and driving was NOT designed to follow normal automotive behavior.

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* Highly averted in the Grand Theft Auto ''Franchise/GrandTheftAuto'' series. The driving controls are designed for you to be as reckless as possible, with little pinpoint accuracy ability except in the highest level/custom cars (and even then they're somewhat wobbly). Which is fine for most of the game, but there ARE missions requiring you not to damage a vehicle and after being accostumed accustomed to just ramming yourself into parking spaces half hazardly haphazardly (if you bother to park in a space at all), it can become incredibly frustrating trying to park like a normal person would. Additionally, anyone trying to play unofficial "abide by the law" variant runs of the games, you will IMMEDIATELY notice how all parking and driving was NOT designed to follow normal automotive behavior.


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** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' has Driving School, a series of precision driving tasks. One of these involves parallel parking by sliding into the spot from top speed. And if you want gold it has to be perfect and you can't dent the other cars. Hard to pull off, but awesome.
25th Dec '13 8:32:29 AM SgtFrog1
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-->'''Mr. Incredible''': Everyone alright back there?
-->'''Violet''': ''*dizzily*'' Super-duper, Dad!
-->'''Dash''': ''*laughing*'' [[WasntThatFun Let's do that again!]]
30th Oct '13 11:07:30 PM recharge138
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** And of course to increase the difficulty factor, most of the "no damage" vehicle missions usually involve you driving a large, awkward vehicle with clunky controls. And then you're often given a TIMER on top of that.
30th Oct '13 10:54:56 PM recharge138
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* Highly averted in the Grand Theft Auto series. The driving controls are designed for you to be as reckless as possible, with little pinpoint accuracy ability except in the highest level/custom cars (and even then they're somewhat wobbly). Which is fine for most of the game, but there ARE missions requiring you not to damage a vehicle and after being accostumed to just ramming yourself into parking spaces half hazardly (if you bother to park in a space at all), it can become incredibly frustrating trying to park like a normal person would. Additionally, anyone trying to play unofficial "abide by the law" variant runs of the games, you will IMMEDIATELY notice how all parking and driving was NOT designed to follow normal automotive behavior.
3rd Sep '13 3:08:39 PM merotoker
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One common method is to pull the handbrake while turning, using the drift to get the car exactly where you want it (as seen in ''BluesBrothers''). Expect screeching tires. Other nigh-impossible parking stunts include making the car climb or jump over other cars, fall from a height, roll over, etc.

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One common method is to pull the handbrake while turning, using the drift to get the car exactly where you want it (as seen in ''BluesBrothers'').''Film/TheBluesBrothers''). Expect screeching tires. Other nigh-impossible parking stunts include making the car climb or jump over other cars, fall from a height, roll over, etc.



** There's also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVaFbkg9jRs this]] Audi commercial, which was a TakeThat at Lexus' "self-parking" system.

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** * There's also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVaFbkg9jRs this]] Audi commercial, which was a TakeThat at Lexus' "self-parking" system.



* In ''TheIncredibles'', Mr. Incredible first lands a falling van right on the highway, then proceeds to veer so sharply that it rolls over several times before stopping perfectly in a parking space.

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* In ''TheIncredibles'', ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', Mr. Incredible first lands a falling van right on the highway, then proceeds to veer so sharply that it rolls over several times before stopping perfectly in a parking space.



* ''TheBluesBrothers''
* ''AceVentura 2'': ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPM7ugLeXhY Li~ike a glove!]]''
* Lt. Shane Wolf and Zoe Plummer from ''ThePacifier''
* One of JackieChan's earlier films has him doing a hand-brake turn/park of a mini, sliding it into a space approximately 1 mini 4 extra cm.
* ''Film/StarshipTroopers'': it was implied that Carmen Ibanez had to have Improbable Parking Skills to land her shuttle in the middle of a besieged [[SpaceMarine Mobile Infantry]] outpost during a fierce battle. Of course, she had already been established as the AcePilot.
** That was less a case of being skilled enough to land in the middle of the area (considering the shuttles were virtually VTOL craft to begin with) as it was she was the only one insane enough to actually do it in the middle of a [[ZergRush millions-strong wave of incoming Arachnids]].

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* ''TheBluesBrothers''
''Film/TheBluesBrothers''
* ''AceVentura ''Film/AceVentura 2'': ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPM7ugLeXhY Li~ike a glove!]]''
* Lt. Shane Wolf and Zoe Plummer from ''ThePacifier''
''Film/ThePacifier''
* One of JackieChan's Creator/JackieChan's earlier films has him doing a hand-brake turn/park of a mini, sliding it into a space approximately 1 mini 4 extra cm.
* ''Film/StarshipTroopers'': it was implied that Carmen Ibanez had to have Improbable Parking Skills to land her shuttle in the middle of a besieged [[SpaceMarine Mobile Infantry]] outpost during a fierce battle. Of course, she had already been established as the AcePilot.
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AcePilot. That was less a case of being skilled enough to land in the middle of the area (considering the shuttles were virtually VTOL craft to begin with) as it was she was the only one insane enough to actually do it in the middle of a [[ZergRush millions-strong wave of incoming Arachnids]].



* In Luc Besson's ''Taxi'' and sequels, Daniel likes to parallel-park by drifting, usually making at least a half-turn in the process.
* ''UndercoverBrother'': in the last scene of the movie, the title character spins his car into a perfect parking position at a curb.

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* In Luc Besson's ''Taxi'' Creator/LucBesson's ''Film/{{Taxi}}'' and sequels, Daniel likes to parallel-park by drifting, usually making at least a half-turn in the process.
* ''UndercoverBrother'': ''Film/UndercoverBrother'': in the last scene of the movie, the title character spins his car into a perfect parking position at a curb.



* MrBean thrives on this.
* In ''MyWifeAndKids'', Junior was trying to show his dad how he could drive responsibly and that he was maturing and parallel parked his car ''perfectly'' in less than a second.
* In the American version of ''[[Series/TopGearUS Top Gear]]'', rally driver and presenter Tanner Faust teaches a blind man to drift. His final challenge is to drift-parallel park, which is pulled off perfectly.

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* MrBean ''Series/MrBean'' thrives on this.
* In ''MyWifeAndKids'', ''Series/MyWifeAndKids'', Junior was trying to show his dad how he could drive responsibly and that he was maturing and parallel parked his car ''perfectly'' in less than a second.
* In the American version of ''[[Series/TopGearUS Top Gear]]'', ''Series/{{Top Gear|US}}'', rally driver and presenter Tanner Faust teaches a blind man to drift. His final challenge is to drift-parallel park, which is pulled off perfectly.



* The [[{{Mook}} Pigmask]] who takes you directly to [[PeaceAndLoveIncorporated Thunder Tower]] in ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' pilots the Pork Bean in a rather hap-hazard looking manner, before sliding perfectly in front of the entrance, thereby locking you in with no choice but to continue on to the end of the chapter.

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* The [[{{Mook}} [[{{Mooks}} Pigmask]] who takes you directly to [[PeaceAndLoveIncorporated Thunder Tower]] in ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' pilots the Pork Bean in a rather hap-hazard looking manner, before sliding perfectly in front of the entrance, thereby locking you in with no choice but to continue on to the end of the chapter.



* ''PhineasAndFerb'': In the episode "Bubble Boys", Candace channels [[TheBluesBrothers Elwood Blues]] to pull off a 90-degree ParallelParking job with her right foot on the dashboard in her mother's temporarily-rocket-powered station wagon.

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* ''PhineasAndFerb'': ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': In the episode "Bubble Boys", Candace channels [[TheBluesBrothers [[Film/TheBluesBrothers Elwood Blues]] to pull off a 90-degree ParallelParking job with her right foot on the dashboard in her mother's temporarily-rocket-powered station wagon.



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