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24th Feb '17 8:59:12 AM dmcreif
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** In ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', Terminator goes to rip off the steering column housing to hotwire the car when John Connor smugly shows him the keys are hidden in the sun visor. The next time the cyborg has to steal a car, he looks above the sun visor first and sure enough finds the keys.
** ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'': The scene from the second film receives a CallBack. When Terminator steals a car, he looks above the sun visor, but only finds a watch, so he hotwires it.

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** In ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', Terminator the T-800 goes to rip off the steering column housing to hotwire the car car...when John Connor smugly shows him the keys are hidden in the sun visor. The next time the cyborg has to steal a car, he looks above the sun visor first and sure enough finds the keys.
** ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'': The scene from the second film receives a CallBack. When Terminator the T-850 steals a car, he looks above the sun visor, but only finds a watch, so he hotwires it.
15th Feb '17 9:47:45 AM erforce
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* In ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', Terminator goes to rip off the steering column housing to hotwire the car when John Connor smugly shows him the keys are hidden in the sun visor. The next time the cyborg has to steal a car, he looks above the sun visor first and sure enough finds the keys.
* ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'': The scene from the second film receives a CallBack. When Terminator steals a car, he looks above the sun visor, but only finds a watch, so he hotwires it.

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* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''
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In ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', Terminator goes to rip off the steering column housing to hotwire the car when John Connor smugly shows him the keys are hidden in the sun visor. The next time the cyborg has to steal a car, he looks above the sun visor first and sure enough finds the keys.
* ** ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'': The scene from the second film receives a CallBack. When Terminator steals a car, he looks above the sun visor, but only finds a watch, so he hotwires it.



* ''TheRing 2''

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* ''TheRing 2''%%* ''Film/TheRingTwo''
24th Nov '16 8:47:10 PM Doryna
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* ''Series/TheGrandTour'': Lampshaded by Hammond; after May fails to hotwire a truck they need for their escape, Hammond asks him if he's "not seen every movie ever made," and easily retrieves the keys from the truck's sun visor.
8th Jul '16 9:13:21 AM Katsuhagi
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Often TruthInTelevision, despite the advice of pretty much every crime prevention leaflet.

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Often TruthInTelevision, despite the advice of pretty much every crime prevention leaflet.
leaflet. Compare WeHaveTheKeys, which often occurs after a door is [[ThereWasADoor destroyed or bypassed]] when a less destructive alternative was available.
5th Jul '16 6:17:33 PM Katsuhagi
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* The parents of [[Comicbook/{{X-Men}} Jean Grey]] keep their spare keys under a fake rock. Unfortunately, Hercules (in ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' crossover where she resurfaces after ''The Dark Phoenix Saga'') kicks the door down before she could get to it. When she incredulously points this out Captain America says they'll write her parents a check.

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* The parents of [[Comicbook/{{X-Men}} Jean Grey]] keep their spare keys under a fake rock. Unfortunately, Hercules (in ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' crossover where she resurfaces after ''The Dark Phoenix Saga'') kicks the door down before she could get to it. When she incredulously points this out Captain America says they'll write her parents a check.check for a new door.
5th Jul '16 6:17:02 PM Katsuhagi
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* The parents of [[Comicbook/{{X-Men}} Jean Grey]] keep their spare keys under a fake rock. Unfortunately, Hercules (in ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' crossover where she resurfaces after ''The Dark Phoenix Saga'') kicks the door down before she could get to it.

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* The parents of [[Comicbook/{{X-Men}} Jean Grey]] keep their spare keys under a fake rock. Unfortunately, Hercules (in ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' crossover where she resurfaces after ''The Dark Phoenix Saga'') kicks the door down before she could get to it. When she incredulously points this out Captain America says they'll write her parents a check.
28th Dec '15 6:25:10 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/ThePhantomCarriage'', when the hero comes home after his release from prison and finds the door locked, he remembers the key under the doormat.
27th Dec '15 8:28:35 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in an episode of ''TheDrewCareyShow'', where it was mentioned that Drew kept a ''fake'' key in a fake rock under his welcome mat.
* In ''{{Psych}}'', Gus wonders how Shawn was able to get into his house, and Shawn points out that the key hidden under a fake rock is a bit obvious for a ''second-floor'' apartment.
* In ''GilmoreGirls'', pretty much all of Lorelai Gilmore's neighbors knew that the spare key was in the turtle.

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* Subverted in an episode of ''TheDrewCareyShow'', ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'', where it was mentioned that Drew kept a ''fake'' key in a fake rock under his welcome mat.
* In ''{{Psych}}'', ''Series/{{Psych}}'', Gus wonders how Shawn was able to get into his house, and Shawn points out that the key hidden under a fake rock is a bit obvious for a ''second-floor'' apartment.
* In ''GilmoreGirls'', ''Series/GilmoreGirls'', pretty much all of Lorelai Gilmore's neighbors knew that the spare key was in the turtle.
27th Sep '15 6:40:45 AM Melkior
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* Not quite a video game, but an old text-based computer Adventure style game where you have to ''repair a malfunctioning nuclear reactor'' has you quickly arrive at a locked door where all you can see is the door and the doormat. No prizes for guessing where the key to the door is hidden.
7th Jul '15 12:02:37 PM rcmerod52
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm'': The key that opens the door to Ace Swift's hotel room was located under a mat, according to Rainbow Dash. Phoenix's [[DeadpanSnarker thoughts]] claim that he also keeps the key to his office under a mat.
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