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23rd Sep '15 1:02:09 PM randomsurfer
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* In the ''Series/GetSmart'' ReunionShow ''Get Smart! Again!'' the Cone of Silence has been replaced for top secret conversations by Hover Cover: The agents stand on the roof of a building while three helicopters hover overhead, making it impossible for anyone to listen in. It also makes it impossible for the agents involved to hear each other and they tend to get blown all around.
5th Aug '15 1:54:27 AM 69BookWorM69
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* Subverted in the Sao Paulo, Brazil episode of ''Series/NoReservations'', Creator/AnthonyBourdain and his friend hop in a helicopter to fly across town rather than drive. It's set up as gratuitous until Bourdain mentions in a voiceover that people who stick to the street need armored cars and defensive driving courses because street crime horrific traffic are such serious problems there.

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* Subverted in the Sao Paulo, Brazil episode of ''Series/NoReservations'', Creator/AnthonyBourdain and his friend hop in a helicopter to fly across town rather than drive. It's set up as gratuitous until Bourdain mentions in a voiceover that people who stick to the street need armored cars and defensive driving courses because street crime and horrific traffic are such serious problems there.
9th Feb '15 12:29:25 PM StFan
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* In ''HayateTheCombatButler'', Isumi keeps trying to convince her friends to ride with her in her helicopter as a means of travel, despite the lack of need to use it. Considering this is her fifth helicopter in as many days it's no surprise her friends prepare more normal methods of travel.

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* In ''HayateTheCombatButler'', ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'', Isumi keeps trying to convince her friends to ride with her in her helicopter as a means of travel, despite the lack of need to use it. Considering this is her fifth helicopter in as many days it's no surprise her friends prepare more normal methods of travel.
19th Jan '15 3:21:45 PM Mhoram
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Simply having a particularly spiffy chopper with weaponry/gadgetry (which would fall under CoolPlane) is not this trope. Contrast this with instances where helicopters are expected (media about modern wars) or even practical (say, [[MagnumPI T.C.'s helicopter charter service in the multi-island state of Hawaii]]). Autogyros (which are essentially semi-powered rotary wing gliders), despite not technically being helicopters, ''are'' this trope, especially since they almost never appear ''except'' for cool value. When the use of the helicopter [[GoneHorriblyWrong goes horribly wrong]], that's HellishCopter.

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Simply having a particularly spiffy chopper with weaponry/gadgetry (which would fall under CoolPlane) is not this trope. Contrast this with instances where helicopters are expected (media about modern wars) or even practical (say, [[MagnumPI [[Series/MagnumPI T.C.'s helicopter charter service in the multi-island state of Hawaii]]). Autogyros (which are essentially semi-powered rotary wing gliders), despite not technically being helicopters, ''are'' this trope, especially since they almost never appear ''except'' for cool value. When the use of the helicopter [[GoneHorriblyWrong goes horribly wrong]], that's HellishCopter.
9th Jan '15 1:52:14 PM eroock
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4th Sep '14 4:48:36 AM Bisected8
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Simply having a particularly spiffy chopper with weaponry/gadgetry (which would fall under CoolPlane) is not this trope. Contrast this with instances where helicopters are expected (media about modern wars) or even practical (say, [[MagnumPI T.C.'s helicopter charter service in the multi-island state of Hawaii]]). Autogyros, despite not technically being helicopters, ''are'' this trope, especially since they almost never appear ''except'' for cool value. When the use of the helicopter [[GoneHorriblyWrong goes horribly wrong]], that's HellishCopter.

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Simply having a particularly spiffy chopper with weaponry/gadgetry (which would fall under CoolPlane) is not this trope. Contrast this with instances where helicopters are expected (media about modern wars) or even practical (say, [[MagnumPI T.C.'s helicopter charter service in the multi-island state of Hawaii]]). Autogyros, Autogyros (which are essentially semi-powered rotary wing gliders), despite not technically being helicopters, ''are'' this trope, especially since they almost never appear ''except'' for cool value. When the use of the helicopter [[GoneHorriblyWrong goes horribly wrong]], that's HellishCopter.
17th Aug '14 1:59:38 PM Chabal2
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* In one of DaveBarry's fan-mail columns where he asked his readers to name the worst commercial they'd ever seen, one [[RunningGag alert reader]] nominated his local radio station running advertisements for the fact that they had a helicopter.
16th Jun '14 5:18:06 PM DracMonster
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* In ''VideoGame/DoubleDragon1'', at the start of the game, the player characters come out of a garage with a Ferari in it, while an engine roar plays. In ''VideoGame/DoubleDragon2'', they come out of a garage with a ''helicopter'' in it, to the sound of rotor blades whirring. Even though the heli is quite clearly motionless, and having it running in the garage makes even less sen-- ''Sorry, RuleOfCool! Shutting up now!''

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* In ''VideoGame/DoubleDragon1'', ''VideoGame/DoubleDragonI'', at the start of the game, the player characters come out of a garage with a Ferari in it, while an engine roar plays. In ''VideoGame/DoubleDragon2'', [[VideoGame/DoubleDragonII the sequel]], they come out of a garage with a ''helicopter'' helicopter in it, to the sound of rotor blades whirring. Even though the heli is quite clearly motionless, and having it running in the garage makes even less sen-- ''Sorry, RuleOfCool! Shutting up now!''
16th Jun '14 5:13:59 PM DracMonster
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* In ''VideoGame/DoubleDragon1'', at the start of the game, the player characters come out of a garage with a Ferari in it, while an engine roar plays. In ''VideoGame/DoubleDragon2'', they come out of a garage with a ''helicopter'' in it, to the sound of rotor blades whirring. Even though the heli is quite clearly motionless, and having it running in the garage makes even less sen-- ''Sorry, RuleOfCool! Shutting up now!''
5th May '14 10:33:54 AM eroock
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* In the 1934 film ''ItHappenedOneNight'', the groom arrives at the society wedding in an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autogyro autogyro]] (technically not the same thing as a helicoptor, but close enough in effect, making this OlderThanTheyThink), apparently for the PR value. The bride and her father are not favorably impressed:

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* In the 1934 film ''ItHappenedOneNight'', ''Film/ItHappenedOneNight'', the groom arrives at the society wedding in an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autogyro autogyro]] (technically not the same thing as a helicoptor, but close enough in effect, making this OlderThanTheyThink), apparently for the PR value. The bride and her father are not favorably impressed:
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