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6th Jun '18 8:19:30 PM N1KF
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* For no apparent reason, [[VideoGameTutorial Tutorial #4]] in ''VideoGame/EverybodyEdits'' starts with the player being urged to drop off a helicopter into the level.
26th May '18 3:55:02 AM jamespolk
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* In the ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' episode "A Friend in Deed", Richard Kiley plays a deputy police commissioner who covers for his friend's accidental killing of his wife and then demands the friend's help to cover up his own wife's murder. Kiley's character tries to make it seem as if an unknown burglar-cum-killer is besetting his posh neighbourhood, and at one point he rides along in a helicopter in hopes of catching this person. It turns out [[spoiler:the chopper ride was part of the construction of his alibi]], plus it made it seem the [=LAPD=] was putting a high priority on catching this non-existent crook, and the guy used it in part because he had the power to do so. Before the flight, Columbo actually asks the deputy commissioner if the helicopter was really necessary.

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* In the ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' episode "A "[[Recap/ColumboS03E08 A Friend in Deed", Deed]]", Richard Kiley plays a deputy police commissioner who covers for his friend's accidental killing of his wife and then demands the friend's help to cover up his own wife's murder. Kiley's character tries to make it seem as if an unknown burglar-cum-killer is besetting his posh neighbourhood, and at one point he rides along in a helicopter in hopes of catching this person. It turns out [[spoiler:the chopper ride was part of the construction of his alibi]], plus it made it seem the [=LAPD=] was putting a high priority on catching this non-existent crook, and the guy used it in part because he had the power to do so. Before the flight, Columbo actually asks the deputy commissioner if the helicopter was really necessary.
6th May '18 12:16:57 AM DanaO
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* On ''Series/NewsRadio'', Dave is looking for expenses to cut and finds that Mr. James has been borrowing the station's helicopter for his personal use. When confronted by this, Mr. James feels there's only one thing to do: raise the helicopter fuel budget.

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* On ''Series/NewsRadio'', Dave is looking for expenses to cut and finds that Mr. James James, the station's owner, has been borrowing the station's helicopter traffic copter for his personal use.use on a daily basis. When confronted by this, Mr. James feels there's only one thing to do: raise the helicopter fuel budget.
9th Apr '18 11:12:15 AM isolato
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* In the 1934 film ''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 ''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, helicopter, but close enough in effect, making this OlderThanTheyThink), apparently for the PR value. The bride and her father are not favorably impressed:



* In the Creator/RichardPryor version of ''Literature/BrewstersMillions'', Brewster flies his minor-league baseball team in on helicoptors for a press event before an exhibition game he has paid for between the team and the New York Yankees. The coach calls him on it, saying that the team will be tired after the trip which was compeltely unneccesary because they're just over in New Jersey and could've gotten there faster on the bus. Brewster counters that he did it to make an impression - he doesn't mention that he did it so he could spend more money (to fulfill the challenge to spend a large sum of money and have nothing tangible to show for it).

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* In the Creator/RichardPryor version of ''Literature/BrewstersMillions'', Brewster flies his minor-league baseball team in on helicoptors helicopters for a press event before an exhibition game he has paid for between the team and the New York Yankees. The coach calls him on it, saying that the team will be tired after the trip which was compeltely unneccesary because they're just over in New Jersey and could've gotten there faster on the bus. Brewster counters that he did it to make an impression - he doesn't mention that he did it so he could spend more money (to fulfill the challenge to spend a large sum of money and have nothing tangible to show for it).
18th Feb '17 9:17:00 AM nombretomado
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** In Aunt Dimity and the Duke'', the Duke of Penford (in Cornwall) provided the local physician with a helicopter for his use. Emma Porter learns of it from the estate mechanic. When she expresses surprise at the idea, he tells her, "Yes, well, Dr. Singh had to have one, and since the village needed him, His Grace got him his chopper." The chopper later comes in handy when [[spoiler: the duke's cousin, fashion model Susannah Ashley-Woods is found unconscious from a head injury and airlifted to hospital in Portsmouth]].

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** In Aunt ''Aunt Dimity and the Duke'', the Duke of Penford (in Cornwall) provided the local physician with a helicopter for his use. Emma Porter learns of it from the estate mechanic. When she expresses surprise at the idea, he tells her, "Yes, well, Dr. Singh had to have one, and since the village needed him, His Grace got him his chopper." The chopper later comes in handy when [[spoiler: the duke's cousin, fashion model Susannah Ashley-Woods is found unconscious from a head injury and airlifted to hospital in Portsmouth]].
18th Feb '17 9:16:49 AM nombretomado
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* In ''[[AuntDimity Aunt Dimity and the Duke]]'', the Duke of Penford (in Cornwall) provided the local physician with a helicopter for his use. Emma Porter learns of it from the estate mechanic. When she expresses surprise at the idea, he tells her, "Yes, well, Dr. Singh had to have one, and since the village needed him, His Grace got him his chopper." The chopper later comes in handy when [[spoiler: the duke's cousin, fashion model Susannah Ashley-Woods is found unconscious from a head injury and airlifted to hospital in Portsmouth]].
* In ''[[AuntDimity Aunt Dimity's Christmas]]'', when a vagrant collapses unconscious in Lori and Bill's driveway, the couple bring him inside. Willis Sr. calls in an [=RAF=] rescue helicopter to transport the man to hospital in Oxford (in part because the roads were blocked after a blizzard). Various neighbours express astonishment when they repeatedly ask Lori, "Did you really call out the [=RAF=] to rescue a tramp?" Peggy Kitchen ("shopkeeper, postmistress, and undisputed mistress of Finch") roared, "In a helicopter! Seems the lap of luxury to me."

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In ''[[AuntDimity Aunt Dimity and the Duke]]'', Duke'', the Duke of Penford (in Cornwall) provided the local physician with a helicopter for his use. Emma Porter learns of it from the estate mechanic. When she expresses surprise at the idea, he tells her, "Yes, well, Dr. Singh had to have one, and since the village needed him, His Grace got him his chopper." The chopper later comes in handy when [[spoiler: the duke's cousin, fashion model Susannah Ashley-Woods is found unconscious from a head injury and airlifted to hospital in Portsmouth]].
* ** In ''[[AuntDimity Aunt ''Aunt Dimity's Christmas]]'', Christmas'', when a vagrant collapses unconscious in Lori and Bill's driveway, the couple bring him inside. Willis Sr. calls in an [=RAF=] rescue helicopter to transport the man to hospital in Oxford (in part because the roads were blocked after a blizzard). Various neighbours express astonishment when they repeatedly ask Lori, "Did you really call out the [=RAF=] to rescue a tramp?" Peggy Kitchen ("shopkeeper, postmistress, and undisputed mistress of Finch") roared, "In a helicopter! Seems the lap of luxury to me."
25th Jan '17 7:51:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* In book four of ''{{Superman}} The Man Of Steel'', Lex Luthor sends a helicopter to pick up Lois Lane and Clark Kent for his yacht party. Doing so isn't exactly legal, but this is Lex Luthor.

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* In book four of ''{{Superman}} The Man Of Steel'', Lex Luthor sends a helicopter to pick up Lois Lane and Clark Kent for his yacht party. Doing so isn't exactly legal, but this is Lex Luthor.

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* In ''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/DoubleDragonII the sequel]], 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/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/DoubleDragonII the sequel]], 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!'' now!''

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30th Jul '16 5:45:14 PM nombretomado
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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.

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* In one of DaveBarry's Creator/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.
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.
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