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25th Jan '16 1:27:46 PM KingLyger
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[[caption-width-right:259: And quite often, the feeling's mutual.]]
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[[caption-width-right:259: And quite Quite often, the feeling's mutual.]]

** "A Thing About Machines" features a man who hates machinery being murdered by his car>
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** "A Thing About Machines" features a man who hates machinery being murdered by his car>car, sort of a way for him to be HoistByHisOwnPetard.
4th Jan '16 2:36:46 AM AgProv
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john Cleese replaying an old sketch
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* Creator/JohnCleese, known to be desperate for money after being cleaned out by a rapacious ex-wife, has now revamped the famous ''Series/FawltyTowers'' sketch (see page photo) as an advert for a firm of opticians. He returns to what he ''thinks'' is his stubborn car and begins thrashing it with a branch. Only he realises, too late, it's the police car parked up in front...
19th Aug '15 11:24:37 PM Mdumas43073
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Note that even if the car is stalled during an earthquake on a burning railroad track with a train coming from each direction and a nuclear warhead heading toward the area, the driver will keep turning the ignition key, hitting the gas pedal, and praying, "Please start, please start...". The driver won't try abandoning the car and running for it, even if the danger is slow and distant enough to evade on foot. Chalk it up to either GenreBlindness or being horrifically attached to personal property. Some may even get out only to apply PercussiveMaintenance to the hood, which has a higher success rate than you would guess.
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Note that even if the car is stalled during an earthquake on a burning railroad track with two trains, a train coming from each direction tornado, and a nuclear warhead all heading toward the area, the driver will keep turning the ignition key, hitting the gas pedal, and praying, "Please start, please start...". The driver won't try abandoning the car and running for it, even if the danger is slow and distant enough to evade on foot. Chalk it up to either GenreBlindness or being horrifically attached to personal property. Some may even get out only to apply PercussiveMaintenance to the hood, which has a higher success rate than you would guess.
19th Aug '15 11:23:44 PM Mdumas43073
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The BigBad, TheDragon, and everything with teeth are just outside the character's locked car door, salivating and howling to get in. Naturally, the car will not start. No doubt the character is thinking "My car hates me." Note that even if the car is stalled during an earthquake on a burning railroad track with two trains coming and a nuclear warhead heading toward the area, the driver will keep turning the ignition key, hitting the gas pedal, and praying, "Please start, please start...". The driver won't try abandoning the car and running for it, even if the danger is slow and distant enough to evade on foot. Chalk it up to either GenreBlindness or being horrifically attached to personal property. Some may even get out only to apply PercussiveMaintenance to the hood, which has a higher success rate than you would guess.
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The BigBad, TheDragon, and everything with teeth are just outside the character's locked car door, salivating and howling to get in. Naturally, the car will not start. No doubt the character is thinking thinking, "My car hates me." Note that even if the car is stalled during an earthquake on a burning railroad track with two trains a train coming from each direction and a nuclear warhead heading toward the area, the driver will keep turning the ignition key, hitting the gas pedal, and praying, "Please start, please start...". The driver won't try abandoning the car and running for it, even if the danger is slow and distant enough to evade on foot. Chalk it up to either GenreBlindness or being horrifically attached to personal property. Some may even get out only to apply PercussiveMaintenance to the hood, which has a higher success rate than you would guess.
5th Aug '15 7:16:34 PM Prfnoff
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* TheOffspring's "Bad Habit" is a song about an AxCrazy guy who DrivesLikeCrazy with a gun on his hand. The singer [[http://books.google.com/books?id=3R7GZ8ghL8wC&pg=PA90 said he was inspired by]] [[TheAllegedCar his old Chevette that "wasn't really able to reach freeway speeds"]] and thus left him with feelings of revenge.
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* TheOffspring's Music/TheOffspring's "Bad Habit" is a song about an AxCrazy guy who DrivesLikeCrazy with a gun on his hand. The singer [[http://books.google.com/books?id=3R7GZ8ghL8wC&pg=PA90 said he was inspired by]] [[TheAllegedCar his old Chevette that "wasn't really able to reach freeway speeds"]] and thus left him with feelings of revenge.

* ''{{Exmortis}} 2'': In the Point and Click game, there's a mini game of this trope. The player must find the keys to start a car in the back yard of a building while the [[RedSkyTakeWarning clouds of Exmotis]] approach him.
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* ''{{Exmortis}} ''VideoGame/{{Exmortis}} 2'': In the Point and Click game, there's a mini game of this trope. The player must find the keys to start a car in the back yard of a building while the [[RedSkyTakeWarning clouds of Exmotis]] approach him.
13th Apr '15 11:22:54 AM nombretomado
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* ''DeadRising'': The intro scene features a young mother and child attempting to start their car, to find themselves surrounded by zombies and their car hates them.
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* ''DeadRising'': ''VideoGame/DeadRising'': The intro scene features a young mother and child attempting to start their car, to find themselves surrounded by zombies and their car hates them.
5th Apr '15 11:59:19 PM erforce
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* ''IntoTheNight'': Inverted. Insomniac Creator/JeffGoldblum, who drove to the airport after finding his wife in ''flagrante delicto,'' has decided to go back home, but he can't get his car started. Enter Michelle Pfeiffer, being chased by Iranian diamond smugglers. She jumps into his car and tells him to go -- and the car starts right up!
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* ''IntoTheNight'': ''Film/IntoTheNight'': Inverted. Insomniac Creator/JeffGoldblum, who drove to the airport after finding his wife in ''flagrante delicto,'' has decided to go back home, but he can't get his car started. Enter Michelle Pfeiffer, being chased by Iranian diamond smugglers. She jumps into his car and tells him to go -- and the car starts right up!

* ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'': The Millennium Falcon. The ship flies just fine, but the faster-than-light "hyperdrive" system is unreliable. Of course, this happens the first time after taking damage in battle, and the second time because of sabotage at the place of repair. Once R2-D2 manages to find and fix the uncoupled power coupling, it functions perfectly for the duration of the final film.
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* ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'': ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'': The Millennium Falcon. The ship flies just fine, but the faster-than-light "hyperdrive" system is unreliable. Of course, this happens the first time after taking damage in battle, and the second time because of sabotage at the place of repair. Once R2-D2 manages to find and fix the uncoupled power coupling, it functions perfectly for the duration of the final film.
22nd Feb '15 8:47:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the third ''{{Tremors}}'' movie, Desert Jack has a switch in his jeep that he uses to deliberately invoke this trope to make his Graboid safaris more exciting.
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* In the third ''{{Tremors}}'' movie, ''Film/Tremors3BackToPerfection'', Desert Jack has a switch in his jeep that he uses to deliberately invoke this trope to make his Graboid safaris more exciting.
8th Feb '15 2:38:06 AM LinTaylor
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* ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' had a RunningGag in the "Sound Effects" game[[note]]The version where Ryan Styles provides sound effects for Colin Mochrie[[/note]]: Every time Colin tried to start his car, Ryan would make sounds of the engine failing; as soon as Colin got out to look, Ryan would mime [[MurphysLaw the car driving off without him]]. Which prompted Colin to [[CrazyAwesome chase it down on foot]]. ** Variations include the OldWest-themed game with Colin's ''horse'' doing the same, and the ''Film/StarWars''-themed game where Jedi Colin used the Force to stop his ship.
30th Jan '15 5:30:18 AM john_e
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Example moved to Faking Engine Trouble.
* Invoked in ''The White Riders'' by Monica Edwards -- the villain, a CorruptCorporateExecutive, suspects the teenage heroes are sabotaging his project to build a holiday camp. So he takes them out in his car, which then breaks down, stranding them where they can't do any harm. Or rather, as the youngsters soon realise, the car had been modified so he could simulate a breakdown at will.
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