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3rd May '16 9:23:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied in the ''ScaryMovie'' series, where someone is unexpectedly hit by a car or bus at the end of ''every movie''.

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* Parodied in the ''ScaryMovie'' ''Film/ScaryMovie'' series, where someone is unexpectedly hit by a car or bus at the end of ''every movie''.
12th Apr '16 12:57:18 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''DeadLikeMe'' has a couple of deaths this way, one from a yuppie guy in the convertible.

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* ''DeadLikeMe'' ''Series/DeadLikeMe'' has a couple of deaths this way, one from a yuppie guy in the convertible.



* ''TheSoup'' has been known to edit speeding bus attacks into clips that they feel need it.

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* ''TheSoup'' ''Series/TheSoup'' has been known to edit speeding bus attacks into clips that they feel need it.



* ''{{Reno 911}}'', multiple times. Once, twice in the same scene.

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* ''{{Reno ''Series/{{Reno 911}}'', multiple times. Once, twice in the same scene.



* Used with odd hilarity in ''CrossingJordan'' when the bastard of the week survives fugu poisoning and an almost-autopsy, and leaves the building threatening legal action....and promptly gets smooshed by a car.

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* Used with odd hilarity in ''CrossingJordan'' ''Series/CrossingJordan'' when the bastard of the week survives fugu poisoning and an almost-autopsy, and leaves the building threatening legal action....and promptly gets smooshed by a car.



* In the first episode of ''MyNameIsEarl'', the title character realises he has a winning lottery ticket and, wildly celebrating, runs into the road and gets hit by a car, causing him to lose the ticket, though he gets it back after he leaves hospital and decides to be TheAtoner. Becomes a running joke, usually when LaserGuidedKarma shows up.

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* In the first episode of ''MyNameIsEarl'', ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', the title character realises he has a winning lottery ticket and, wildly celebrating, runs into the road and gets hit by a car, causing him to lose the ticket, though he gets it back after he leaves hospital and decides to be TheAtoner. Becomes a running joke, usually when LaserGuidedKarma shows up.



* In the beginning of episode 111 of ''{{The Hard Times of RJ Berger}}'', Lily is nearly hit by a bus. The bus driver says that the school cannot replace the brakes because of budget cuts. [[spoiler: At the end of the episode she walks into the street without looking and is hit by the same bus.]]

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* In the beginning of episode 111 of ''{{The ''Series/{{The Hard Times of RJ Berger}}'', Lily is nearly hit by a bus. The bus driver says that the school cannot replace the brakes because of budget cuts. [[spoiler: At the end of the episode she walks into the street without looking and is hit by the same bus.]]
9th Apr '16 11:43:39 AM AtticusOmundson
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmYrWXhFf4c "You are not gonna believe what almost just happened!"]]]]
18th Mar '16 2:02:02 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'', Terminators show utterly no ability to Look Both Ways.

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* In ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'', ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', Terminators show utterly no ability to Look Both Ways.
8th Mar '16 5:41:33 AM Toxicworld
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* Played for laughs in [[spoiler: the stinger of]] the Nostalgia Critic's review of ''[[film/TheWickerMan]]''. See the film's use above, but NC refuses to give this trope any kind of atmosphere, pointing out that Nicholas Cage's hallucination of the little girl getting hit by a big rig takes place... on a boat? Later on, [[spoiler: a conversation between him and some Nic Cage fans ends with him getting hit by the same 18-wheeler... inside a bar.]]
8th Mar '16 5:37:08 AM Toxicworld
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* Played for laughs in [[spoiler: the stinger of]] the Nostalgia Critic's review of ''[[film/TheWickerMan]]''. See the film's use above, but NC refuses to give this trope any kind of atmosphere, pointing out that Nicholas Cage's hallucination of the little girl getting hit by a big rig takes place... on a boat? Later on, [[spoiler: a conversation between him and some Nic Cage fans ends with him getting hit by the same 18-wheeler... inside a bar.]]
30th Jan '16 5:34:16 AM Willbyr
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Can invoke DiabolusExMachina and/or a ShockingSwerve if done particularly suddenly. Nearly always invokes MoodWhiplash. Can sometimes be averted by a [[HeroicSacrifice Heroic Sacrificial]] DivingSave.

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Can invoke DiabolusExMachina and/or a ShockingSwerve if done particularly suddenly. Nearly always invokes MoodWhiplash. Can sometimes be averted by a [[HeroicSacrifice Heroic Sacrificial]] {{Heroic Sacrific|e}}ial DivingSave.



Not to be confused with [[Film/LookBothWays the film of the same name.]]

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Not to be confused with [[Film/LookBothWays the film of the same name.]]name]].



* Happened to [[spoiler: Levin's girlfriend Karen]] in Manga/CaptainTsubasa. [[spoiler: She was in a hurry to go to Levin's latest match, carelessly tried to cross the road... and got hit ''by a truck'' for her trouble.]]

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* ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'':
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Happened to [[spoiler: Levin's girlfriend Karen]] in Manga/CaptainTsubasa.Karen]]. [[spoiler: She was in a hurry to go to Levin's latest match, carelessly tried to cross the road... and got hit ''by a truck'' for her trouble.]]



* Happens to Hayate in ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaTheMovie2ndAs Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 2nd A's]]''. In this case, she did look both ways and waited for the stop light to turn green for her. Unfortunately, the driver of the truck had fallen asleep on the wheel, only waking up when braking and swerving wouldn't have been enough to avoid her. Fortunately, this was the event that triggered her powers in the movie, leaving a confused truck driver to wonder where the crippled little girl he almost hit went.

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* Happens to Hayate in ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaTheMovie2ndAs Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 2nd A's]]''.''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaTheMovie2ndAs''. In this case, she did look both ways and waited for the stop light to turn green for her. Unfortunately, the driver of the truck had fallen asleep on the wheel, only waking up when braking and swerving wouldn't have been enough to avoid her. Fortunately, this was the event that triggered her powers in the movie, leaving a confused truck driver to wonder where the crippled little girl he almost hit went.



* A common cause of death for soon-to-be {{cynicism catalyst}}s and/or general dead loved ones in Manga/DetectiveConan. In example, we have [[spoiler: Takagi's BigBrotherMentor Date; he accidentally dropped his police notepad and a ring he kept for his girlfriend, tried to retrieve them... and got a face full of a car whose driver fell asleep at the wheel for his trouble.]]

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* A common cause of death for soon-to-be {{cynicism catalyst}}s and/or general dead loved ones in Manga/DetectiveConan.''Manga/DetectiveConan''. In example, we have [[spoiler: Takagi's BigBrotherMentor Date; he accidentally dropped his police notepad and a ring he kept for his girlfriend, tried to retrieve them... and got a face full of a car whose driver fell asleep at the wheel for his trouble.]]






* In Vladimir Nabokov's ''{{Lolita}}'', Humbert's wife Charlotte finds his diary, detailing his disdain for her and lust for her titular daughter, while said daughter is away at camp. Humiliated, she confronts him with the evidence and tells him she intends to take Lolita from the camp to a strict year-round boarding school and away from his grasp forever. However, crossing the street to post letters setting this plan in motion, she is killed by a passing motorist, leaving Humbert as Lolita's sole guardian. At least, that's [[UnreliableNarrator his version]]

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* In Vladimir Nabokov's ''{{Lolita}}'', ''Literature/{{Lolita}}'', Humbert's wife Charlotte finds his diary, detailing his disdain for her and lust for her titular daughter, while said daughter is away at camp. Humiliated, she confronts him with the evidence and tells him she intends to take Lolita from the camp to a strict year-round boarding school and away from his grasp forever. However, crossing the street to post letters setting this plan in motion, she is killed by a passing motorist, leaving Humbert as Lolita's sole guardian. At least, that's [[UnreliableNarrator his version]]


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20th Jan '16 6:31:26 AM Adept
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* Played with in ''TheTwelveKingdoms'', where [[spoiler: Seishuu]] dies this way when hit by a carriage. The twist comes because [[spoiler: he had gone blind a short while ago, thus whether he looked both ways or not... it wouldn't have mattered]].
* Subverted in ''FruitsBasket'', where [[spoiler: Tohru's mom Kyouko was fatally hit by a car because the driver actually had a lethal heart attack while driving. Oh, and because Kyou panicked from trying a DivingSave in fear of triggering his curse - needless to say, [[FailureKnight Kyou couldn't forgive himself for it]].]]
* In an odd subversion, [[spoiler: Rei Asaka]] from ''OniisamaE'' pulls this with a ''train'', since [[spoiler: she]] fell on its path while [[spoiler: trying to recover a bouquet of roses that she was carrying as a gift to her date, Nanako.]] [[spoiler: This only happens in the anime; in the original manga, she kills herself with a durg overdose.]]

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* Played with in ''TheTwelveKingdoms'', ''Anime/TheTwelveKingdoms'', where [[spoiler: Seishuu]] dies this way when hit by a carriage. The twist comes because [[spoiler: he had gone blind a short while ago, thus whether he looked both ways or not... it wouldn't have mattered]].
* Subverted in ''FruitsBasket'', ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', where [[spoiler: Tohru's mom Kyouko was fatally hit by a car because the driver actually had a lethal heart attack while driving. Oh, and because Kyou panicked from trying a DivingSave in fear of triggering his curse - needless to say, [[FailureKnight Kyou couldn't forgive himself for it]].]]
* In an odd subversion, [[spoiler: Rei Asaka]] from ''OniisamaE'' ''Manga/OniisamaE'' pulls this with a ''train'', since [[spoiler: she]] fell on its path while [[spoiler: trying to recover a bouquet of roses that she was carrying as a gift to her date, Nanako.]] [[spoiler: This only happens in the anime; in the original manga, she kills herself with a durg overdose.]]



* [[spoiler: Hanako-chan]] from ''HauntedJunction'' died like this, having been hit by a speeding car [[spoiler: when she was running away from her rockstar boyfriend's {{Loony Fan}}s, who were harrassing her.]]
* Happened to [[spoiler: Levin's girlfriend Karen]] in CaptainTsubasa. [[spoiler: She was in a hurry to go to Levin's latest match, carelessly tried to cross the road... and got hit ''by a truck'' for her trouble.]]

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* [[spoiler: Hanako-chan]] from ''HauntedJunction'' ''Manga/HauntedJunction'' died like this, having been hit by a speeding car [[spoiler: when she was running away from her rockstar boyfriend's {{Loony Fan}}s, who were harrassing her.]]
* Happened to [[spoiler: Levin's girlfriend Karen]] in CaptainTsubasa.Manga/CaptainTsubasa. [[spoiler: She was in a hurry to go to Levin's latest match, carelessly tried to cross the road... and got hit ''by a truck'' for her trouble.]]
16th Dec '15 5:54:54 PM MannyKitty8x
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* ''Webcomic/GuardianGhost Max getting hit by a car [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FirstEpisodeResurrection and then promptly revived]] kicks off the whole plot
4th Dec '15 6:38:47 AM erforce
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* After threatening to tell Sean McNamara's wife about their affair on ''Series/NipTuck'', the crazy nanny stops running out of the practice to turn and throw a final verbal jab... and is promptly run over by a bus.

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* After threatening to tell Sean McNamara's [=McNamara=]'s wife about their affair on ''Series/NipTuck'', the crazy nanny stops running out of the practice to turn and throw a final verbal jab... and is promptly run over by a bus.



* ''Series/{{CSI}}'': In "Turn On, Tune In, Drop Dead", a college kid coming down from a bad trip runs away from the cops and straight into the street where he gets run over by a car.

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* ''Series/{{CSI}}'': In the ''Series/{{CSI}}'' episode "Turn On, Tune In, Drop Dead", a college kid coming down from a bad trip runs away from the cops and straight into the street where he gets run over by a car.



** ''LauraBow [=II=]: The Dagger of Amon Ra''. Look both ways before crossing the road or get run over. (Of course, if you ''look'', there's never any car coming; there's a car coming only if you ''don't'' look.)

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** ''LauraBow ''VideoGame/LauraBow [=II=]: The Dagger of Amon Ra''. Look both ways before crossing the road or get run over. (Of course, if you ''look'', there's never any car coming; there's a car coming only if you ''don't'' look.)



* Happens to [[spoiler:William Porter's Shadow]] in ''{{lonelygirl15}}''.
* The cast of EverymanHYBRID tries to pull this on [[TheSlenderManMythos The Slenderman.]] [[spoiler: They fail. Miserably.]]

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* Happens to [[spoiler:William Porter's Shadow]] in ''{{lonelygirl15}}''.
''WebVideo/{{lonelygirl15}}''.
* The cast of EverymanHYBRID tries to pull this on [[TheSlenderManMythos [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos The Slenderman.]] [[spoiler: They fail. Miserably.]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Fry is down in the abandoned ruins of Old New York and decides that he can cross the street without looking both ways. So he does... and is trampled by a giant lizard.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''
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Fry is down in the abandoned ruins of Old New York and decides that he can cross the street without looking both ways. So he does... and is trampled by a giant lizard.
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