History Main / MotorcycleDominoes

25th Aug '16 1:49:53 PM TitoMosquito
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Often there is a row of motorcycles parked at a bar (or restaurant, or any other building, but usually it's a [[GreasySpoon seedy biker bar]] located on the edge of town). Naturally, someone's going to hit one, and it will fall and hit another, and that will fall and hit another and so on -- like the old DisasterDominoes. That'll get a [[ZergRush swarm]] of ([[AllBikersAreHellsAngels stereotypical]]) bikers ''[[BerserkButton real]]'' [[BerserkButton angry]] and desiring revenge on the offender. OhCrap.

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Often there is a row of motorcycles parked at a bar (or restaurant, or any other building, but usually it's a [[GreasySpoon seedy biker bar]] located on the edge of town). Naturally, someone's going to hit one, and it will fall and hit another, and that will fall and hit another and so on -- like the old DisasterDominoes. That'll get a [[ZergRush swarm]] of ([[AllBikersAreHellsAngels stereotypical]]) bikers ''[[BerserkButton real]]'' [[BerserkButton angry]] and desiring revenge on the offender. OhCrap.
OhCrap
25th Aug '16 1:49:38 PM TitoMosquito
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* Also in ''PeeWeesBigAdventure''. [[IMeantToDoThat He meant to do that]], by the way. And of course, it arouses the ire of some ornery bikers.

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* Also in ''PeeWeesBigAdventure''.''Film/PeeWeesBigAdventure''. [[IMeantToDoThat He meant to do that]], by the way. And of course, it arouses the ire of some ornery bikers.bikers.
-->'''Pee-Wee:''' I barely touched them!



* ''SmokeyAndTheBandit'' did a variation on this one: After Cledus gets beat up by bikers because his dog supposedly bit one of them, he stumbles outside and sees their bikes lined up. So he gets in his semi and runs over the entire line of them on his way out of the parking lot.
* Played with in VinDiesel's ''Film/XXx'', when a row of motorcycles, instead of being knocked over like a set of dominoes, ''explodes in series''.

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* ''SmokeyAndTheBandit'' ''Film/SmokeyAndTheBandit'' did a variation on this one: After Cledus gets beat up by bikers because his dog supposedly bit one of them, he stumbles outside and sees their bikes lined up. So he gets in his semi and runs over the entire line of them on his way out of the parking lot.
* Played with in VinDiesel's ''Film/XXx'', ''Film/{{xXx}}'', when a row of motorcycles, instead of being knocked over like a set of dominoes, ''explodes in series''.
15th May '16 7:36:17 PM foxley
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'': In "Play On, Maestro, Play On", a kite yanks over a pushbike triggering a domino chain of bicycles as part of the RubeGoldbergDevice used in stealing the Ultrabox.
2nd Feb '16 3:04:03 PM Vir
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* Happens in ''RockosModernLife'', when Heffer knocks over the walkers of Senior citizens on a cruise line designed for the elderly.
* Subverted in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' where Stan and Steve are on a road trip. Steve accidentally knocks over a line of motorcycles, but the owners (all BadAss, Hells Angels-looking types) are very understanding, saying it was just an accident and that there's nothing to get upset about.
* ''GeneratorRex'': Rex kicks over a row of motor scooters in "Breach".

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* Happens in ''RockosModernLife'', ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', when Heffer knocks over the walkers of Senior citizens on a cruise line designed for the elderly.
* Subverted in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' where Stan and Steve are on a road trip. Steve accidentally knocks over a line of motorcycles, but the owners (all BadAss, {{badass}}, Hells Angels-looking types) are very understanding, saying it was just an accident and that there's nothing to get upset about.
* ''GeneratorRex'': ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'': Rex kicks over a row of motor scooters in "Breach".
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013'' short "WesternAnimation/RoadHogs", Mickey's scooter, which is sentient, knocks over some also sentient motorcycles owned by a gang of hog bikers.



* {{British Newspaper|s}} ''The Sun'' has [[http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article74215.ece a row of toppled delivery bikes for... ''Domino's Pizza''.]]

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* {{British Newspaper|s}} ''The Sun'' has [[http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article74215.ece a row of toppled delivery bikes for... ''Domino's Pizza''.]]]] ''[[http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article74215.ece Domino's Pizza]]''.
16th Jan '16 11:30:54 PM nombretomado
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* A [[TheWestern Western]] example occurs in ''TheFarSide'', only involving horses instead of motorcycles.

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* A [[TheWestern Western]] example occurs in ''TheFarSide'', ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'', only involving horses instead of motorcycles.
7th Jan '16 6:30:41 PM nombretomado
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* ''SpaceQuest 4'': You do this to distract a bunch of futuristic bikers (The Monochrome Boys) at a bar, all to steal some matches.

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* ''SpaceQuest 4'': ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestIVRogerWilcoAndTheTimeRippers'': You do this to distract a bunch of futuristic bikers (The Monochrome Boys) at a bar, all to steal some matches.
28th Nov '15 11:31:19 AM nombretomado
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* Turk does this in ''{{Scrubs}}'', before JD arrives to heroically stop the bikers from pummeling Turk. The part about the bikers getting angry is then subverted, as JD makes up for the knocked-over bikes by buying them cappuccinos.

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* Turk does this in ''{{Scrubs}}'', ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', before JD arrives to heroically stop the bikers from pummeling Turk. The part about the bikers getting angry is then subverted, as JD makes up for the knocked-over bikes by buying them cappuccinos.
28th Oct '15 12:16:18 AM Light_shade
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* [[ConversationalTroping Talked about]] in book series ''Agent of Hel.'' Daisy, the protagonist, has to visit a seedy bar that is run by a bunch of tough biker ghouls, a type of emotion-draining vampire. She makes a wide arc around all their bikes perfectly lined up in a row. When her partner, a werewolf cop named Cody, asks her what she's doing, she uses the PeeWeesBigAdventure example of what mind happen if she gets too close.
17th Oct '15 4:12:45 PM nombretomado
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* In ''PoliceQuest'', you can knock over a bunch of motorcycles. Nothing happens, though the text says that "Someone has to answer to four angry people!"
* Also done in ''SpaceQuest 4''. You do this to distract a bunch of futuristic bikers (The Monochrome Boys) at a bar, all to steal some matches.

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* In ''PoliceQuest'', ''VideoGame/PoliceQuest'', you can knock over a bunch of motorcycles. Nothing happens, though the text says that "Someone has to answer to four angry people!"
* Also done in ''SpaceQuest 4''. 4'': You do this to distract a bunch of futuristic bikers (The Monochrome Boys) at a bar, all to steal some matches.
22nd Sep '15 8:09:31 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Happens in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi''. Keiichi trips and knocks over several motorcycles in the Watanagashi-hen question arc, and Shion comes to his rescue. In the Meakashi-hen answer arc, Shion gets in trouble with the same group of bikers two times like this, a year apart, and is aided first by Satoshi, and later by Keiichi.

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* Happens in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi''.''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry''. Keiichi trips and knocks over several motorcycles in the Watanagashi-hen question arc, and Shion comes to his rescue. In the Meakashi-hen answer arc, Shion gets in trouble with the same group of bikers two times like this, a year apart, and is aided first by Satoshi, and later by Keiichi.
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