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20th Jan '16 3:49:04 PM LaurelHS
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** In another episode, Sheldon walks out of the apartment while playing bongos: -->'''Sheldon:''' ''(off-screen, chanting rhythmically)'' I play bongos, walking down the stairs! Oh! ''(thumping sounds, yelp)'' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Never play bongos, walking down the stairs!]]
5th Dec '15 5:20:45 AM Snesman64
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* A ChipAndDale short "Toy Tinkers" employed this technique when Donald "trips" a passing toy car and sends it crashing offscreen, which he watches with glee, only to cut to the wreckage afterwards. Despite its resemblance to a HannaBarbera gag it came out back in 1949, though ironically it was directed by one Jack Hannah (no relation).
11th Sep '15 12:53:40 PM Kakai
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* ''Webcomic/{{Godslave}}'' has this moment when Turner attacks Edith from behind. We cut to "WAM!" and Anpu's exasperated expression.
24th Aug '15 6:25:41 PM nombretomado
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* From ''{{Moonlight}}'''s '12:04 AM':
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* From ''{{Moonlight}}'''s '12:04 AM':''Series/{{Moonlight}}'''s "12:04 AM":

* In ''TheBigBangTheory'', Leonard suggests that Sheldon start over on his equations instead of fretting over what he already has, since Sheldon was up all night. Sheldon then casually strolls to the window and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny drops a whiteboard with the equations on it out the window.]]
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* In ''TheBigBangTheory'', ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Leonard suggests that Sheldon start over on his equations instead of fretting over what he already has, since Sheldon was up all night. Sheldon then casually strolls to the window and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny drops a whiteboard with the equations on it out the window.]]
24th Jul '15 2:54:29 PM HeroGal2347
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Used [[RuleOfFunny because it's funny]], sound effects are cheap, and [[TakeOurWordForIt no writer could come up with a more chaotic scene than your imagination can]]. May involve a SoundOnlyDeath.
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Used [[RuleOfFunny because it's funny]], sound effects are cheap, and [[TakeOurWordForIt no writer could come up with a more chaotic scene than your imagination can]]. May involve a SoundOnlyDeath.SoundOnlyDeath or an ICantLookGesture.
12th Jul '15 5:30:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFourWorldsGreatestHeroes'' episode "Recap/TrialByFire", this happens when [[ItMakesSenseInContext Ben jumps off a building to go stand in for the rest of the team.]] There is a sound of screeching tires, honking horns, and Ben yelling, "Hey, I'm landing here!"
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFourWorldsGreatestHeroes'' episode "Recap/TrialByFire", "[[Recap/FantasticFourWorldsGreatestHeroesTrialByFire Trial By Fire]]", this happens when [[ItMakesSenseInContext Ben jumps off a building to go stand in for the rest of the team.]] There is a sound of screeching tires, honking horns, and Ben yelling, "Hey, I'm landing here!"
11th Jun '15 9:17:47 AM Grade0
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Critical failure
* During the female protagonist's Moon [[RelationshipValues Social]] [[LevelUpAtIntimacy5 Link]], she and Shinjiro talk in the dorm's lounge while [[LethalChef Fuuka]] tries to make dinner. Eventually, it comes to...
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* During the female protagonist's Moon [[RelationshipValues Social]] [[LevelUpAtIntimacy5 Link]], Link]] in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} [[UpdatedRerelease Portable]]'', she and Shinjiro talk in the dorm's lounge while [[LethalChef Fuuka]] tries to make dinner. Eventually, it comes to...
11th Jun '15 9:15:17 AM Grade0
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* During the female protagonist's Moon [[RelationshipValues Social]] [[LevelUpAtIntimacy5 Link]], she and Shinjiro talk in the dorm's lounge while [[LethalChef Fuuka]] tries to make dinner. Eventually, it comes to... -->'''Shinjiro:''' I'd better go check on *crash.* ... *Wincing* too late.
24th May '15 9:51:45 AM Morgenthaler
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Sinkhole.
'''Chicolini''': [[IncrediblyLamePun We save money on chairs.]]\\
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'''Chicolini''': [[IncrediblyLamePun We save money on chairs.]]\\\\
24th May '15 9:51:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* A {{Nickelodeon}} ''[[DoubleDare1986 Double Dare]]'' commercial outro ends in one.
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* A {{Nickelodeon}} Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} ''[[DoubleDare1986 Double Dare]]'' commercial outro ends in one.

[[folder:Film]] * ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'': The crash heard offscreen before George leaves Harry's wedding reception was a stack of props that accidentally fell at ''just'' the right minute to make it sound as if a drunken Uncle Billy had crashed into something. The director decided to ThrowItIn and gave the stage hand responsible a bonus. * ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace'': The grieving old man walks off screen, his shadow freeze-frames and we hear a screech of brakes and a yell. "Confused by his great loss, the old man left that home... never to return!" Only a funny example because of {{narm}}. ** At B-Fest, someone will occasionally roll a single tire in front of the screen at this point.
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[[folder:Film]] * ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'': The crash heard offscreen before George leaves Harry's wedding reception was a stack of props that accidentally fell at ''just'' the right minute to make it sound as if a drunken Uncle Billy had crashed into something. The director decided to ThrowItIn and gave the stage hand responsible a bonus. * ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace'': The grieving old man walks off screen, his shadow freeze-frames and we hear a screech of brakes and a yell. "Confused by his great loss, the old man left that home... never to return!" Only a funny example because of {{narm}}. ** At B-Fest, someone will occasionally roll a single tire in front of the screen at this point.[[folder:Films -- Animated]]

* Happens in Creator/WoodyAllen's ''Film/{{Scoop}}''.

* Blackly funny example in ''Film/TheatreOfBlood''-- a cop hiding in the trunk of a car in an attempt to follow vengeful killer actor Edward Lionheart ends up with it parked on train tracks. We hear him over the walkie-talkie to the other cops: -->"I can hear a train whistle... ''(rumbling sound)'' I can definitely identify it as a train... ''(sound grows louder)'' T-R-A... '''KERRRR-UNNCH.''' * In ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'', a guy tries to dance across the stage. We then see Kelsi wince as he crashes into the equipment just offstage. * ''Film/DuckSoup'': -->'''Chicolini''': I think we should have a standing army.\\ '''Firefly''': Oh? Why's that?\\ '''Chicolini''': [[IncrediblyLamePun We save money on chairs.]]\\ [Firefly thunders into him, pushes him out the door, and CRASH!]

* Used at the end of ''Film/{{Airplane}}'', as the LittlestCancerPatient is being rushed off in an ambulance. It drives away, cue loud crash, a woman wailing in agony, and a hubcap rolling past. [[BystanderSyndrome Nobody else seems to notice.]] There's also an earlier example with the stewardess. -->'''Ted Striker:''' Randy, why don't you go strap yourself in; it could get dangerous up here.\\ (Randy leaves the cockpit, followed by a scream and a loud crash.) * The principal in ''Film/MaxKeeblesBigMove'' crashes his car into... something noisy offscreen after he sees Max in the animal shelter. * Used as a cheap excuse to avoid the cost of extra CGI: The scene in 2006 movie of ''Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' where the son goes off to join the soldiers and then a few moments later some Humvees doused with gasoline and set ablaze are rolled back into the scene to show the disaster that presumably occurred offscreen. * ''AndYouThoughtYourParentsWereWeird'' uses this as a lighthearted way to end a scene. Matt warns his son to watch out for the... box. * In ''{{Hoodwinked}}!'', the scene where Red Puckett is in the treehouse:
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* Used at the end of ''Film/{{Airplane}}'', as the LittlestCancerPatient is being rushed off in an ambulance. It drives away, cue loud crash, a woman wailing in agony, and a hubcap rolling past. [[BystanderSyndrome Nobody else seems to notice.]] There's also an earlier example with the stewardess. -->'''Ted Striker:''' Randy, why don't you go strap yourself in; it could get dangerous up here.\\ (Randy leaves the cockpit, followed by a scream and a loud crash.) * ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}!'': ** The principal in ''Film/MaxKeeblesBigMove'' crashes his car into... something noisy offscreen after he sees Max in the animal shelter. * Used as a cheap excuse to avoid the cost of extra CGI: The scene in 2006 movie of ''Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' where the son goes off to join the soldiers and then a few moments later some Humvees doused with gasoline and set ablaze are rolled back into the scene to show the disaster that presumably occurred offscreen. * ''AndYouThoughtYourParentsWereWeird'' uses this as a lighthearted way to end a scene. Matt warns his son to watch out for the... box. * In ''{{Hoodwinked}}!'', the scene where Red Puckett is in the treehouse:

** Due to TheRashomon being used as the film's narrative style, Red's story plays this trope straight when she tricks the Wolf into falling into a river. After spraying the Wolf, she runs and comes upon a swarm of hummingbirds, whom she bribes into carrying her red cloak away by tickling one of them. She then hides inside a tree trunk and watches as the Wolf takes the bait and he runs past her hiding place, chasing the cloak. As soon as he passes Red's hiding place and goes off-camera, we hear a yell and a loud splash. We then see Red walk over to the edge of the cliff as the Wolf floats downstream. *** What we don't see in Red's version of the story is shown in the Wolf's viewpoint: when he grabs Red's cloak, the camera pulls back to reveal that [[GravityIsAHarshMistress he is frozen in mid-air past the edge of the cliff]]. He says to the audience, "[[OhCrap OK. Not cool.]]," then drops straight down into the frigid waters below. * Use of this trope in non-comedic way has confused many viewers to take the [[spoiler:DyingDream ending]] of ''Film/ChristmasEvil'' as a real deal. * Both locomotive crashes in ''Film/TheTitfieldThunderbolt]]'' happen offscreen. This is due in no small part to the locos in question being actual operating engines that were borrowed for the production, so no risk of actual damage could be permitted. * ''Film/KillBill''. The Bride turns up in a sushi shop in Okinawa and tells the owner she's looking for [[FamedInStory Hattori Hanzo]]. Cue StunnedSilence from the owner (Hanzo himself) broken only by a faint crash out back, as his waiter drops a sake bottle in shock.
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** Due to TheRashomon being used as the film's narrative style, Red's story plays this trope straight when she tricks the Wolf into falling into a river. After spraying the Wolf, she runs and comes upon a swarm of hummingbirds, whom she bribes into carrying her red cloak away by tickling one of them. She then hides inside a tree trunk and watches as the Wolf takes the bait and he runs past her hiding place, chasing the cloak. As soon as he passes Red's hiding place and goes off-camera, we hear a yell and a loud splash. We then see Red walk over to the edge of the cliff as the Wolf floats downstream. *** downstream. What we don't see in Red's version of the story is shown in the Wolf's viewpoint: when he grabs Red's cloak, the camera pulls back to reveal that [[GravityIsAHarshMistress he is frozen in mid-air past the edge of the cliff]]. He says to the audience, "[[OhCrap OK. Not cool.]]," then drops straight down into the frigid waters below. * Use of this trope in non-comedic way has confused many viewers to take the [[spoiler:DyingDream ending]] of ''Film/ChristmasEvil'' as a real deal. * Both locomotive crashes in ''Film/TheTitfieldThunderbolt]]'' happen offscreen. This is due in no small part to the locos in question being actual operating engines that were borrowed for the production, so no risk of actual damage could be permitted. * ''Film/KillBill''. The Bride turns up in a sushi shop in Okinawa and tells the owner she's looking for [[FamedInStory Hattori Hanzo]]. Cue StunnedSilence from the owner (Hanzo himself) broken only by a faint crash out back, as his waiter drops a sake bottle in shock.below.

** Due to TheRashomon being used as [[folder:Films -- Live-Action]] * ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'': The crash heard offscreen before George leaves Harry's wedding reception was a stack of props that accidentally fell at ''just'' the film's narrative style, Red's story plays this trope straight when she tricks the Wolf right minute to make it sound as if a drunken Uncle Billy had crashed into falling into a river. After spraying something. The director decided to ThrowItIn and gave the Wolf, she runs stage hand responsible a bonus. * ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace'': The grieving old man walks off screen, his shadow freeze-frames and comes upon a swarm of hummingbirds, whom she bribes into carrying her red cloak away by tickling one of them. She then hides inside a tree trunk and watches as the Wolf takes the bait and he runs past her hiding place, chasing the cloak. As soon as he passes Red's hiding place and goes off-camera, we hear a yell screech of brakes and a loud splash. yell. "Confused by his great loss, the old man left that home... never to return!" Only a funny example because of {{narm}}. At B-Fest, someone will occasionally roll a single tire in front of the screen at this point. * Happens in Creator/WoodyAllen's ''Film/{{Scoop}}''. * Blackly funny example in ''Film/TheatreOfBlood''-- a cop hiding in the trunk of a car in an attempt to follow vengeful killer actor Edward Lionheart ends up with it parked on train tracks. We hear him over the walkie-talkie to the other cops: -->"I can hear a train whistle... ''(rumbling sound)'' I can definitely identify it as a train... ''(sound grows louder)'' T-R-A... '''KERRRR-UNNCH.''' * In ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'', a guy tries to dance across the stage. We then see Red walk over to the edge of the cliff Kelsi wince as the Wolf floats downstream. *** What we don't see in Red's version of the story is shown in the Wolf's viewpoint: when he grabs Red's cloak, the camera pulls back to reveal that [[GravityIsAHarshMistress he is frozen in mid-air past the edge of the cliff]]. He says to the audience, "[[OhCrap OK. Not cool.]]," then drops straight down crashes into the frigid waters below. equipment just offstage. * ''Film/DuckSoup'': -->'''Chicolini''': I think we should have a standing army.\\ '''Firefly''': Oh? Why's that?\\ '''Chicolini''': [[IncrediblyLamePun We save money on chairs.]]\\ [Firefly thunders into him, pushes him out the door, and CRASH!] * Used at the end of ''Film/{{Airplane}}'', as the LittlestCancerPatient is being rushed off in an ambulance. It drives away, cue loud crash, a woman wailing in agony, and a hubcap rolling past. [[BystanderSyndrome Nobody else seems to notice.]] There's also an earlier example with the stewardess. -->'''Ted Striker:''' Randy, why don't you go strap yourself in; it could get dangerous up here.\\ (Randy leaves the cockpit, followed by a scream and a loud crash.) * The principal in ''Film/MaxKeeblesBigMove'' crashes his car into... something noisy offscreen after he sees Max in the animal shelter. * Used as a cheap excuse to avoid the cost of extra CGI: The scene in 2006 movie of ''Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' where the son goes off to join the soldiers and then a few moments later some Humvees doused with gasoline and set ablaze are rolled back into the scene to show the disaster that presumably occurred offscreen. * ''Film/AndYouThoughtYourParentsWereWeird'' uses this as a lighthearted way to end a scene. Matt warns his son to watch out for the... box. * Use of this trope in non-comedic way has confused many viewers to take the [[spoiler:DyingDream ending]] of ''Film/ChristmasEvil'' as a real deal. * Both locomotive crashes in ''Film/TheTitfieldThunderbolt]]'' happen offscreen. This is due in no small part to the locos in question being actual operating engines that were borrowed for the production, so no risk of actual damage could be permitted. * ''Film/KillBill''. The Bride turns up in a sushi shop in Okinawa and tells the owner she's looking for [[FamedInStory Hattori Hanzo]]. Cue StunnedSilence from the owner (Hanzo himself) broken only by a faint crash out back, as his waiter drops a sake bottle in shock.shock. [[/folder]]

* The Whammys from ''PressYourLuck'' have several instances.
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* The Whammys from ''PressYourLuck'' ''Series/PressYourLuck'' have several instances.

* ''{{Series/Eureka}}'': Australian tracker Taggart blindfolds himself to try to find his way through a building with pure intuition. As soon as he walks out of frame, we hear the sound of flesh meeting wall and a "Crikey!"
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* ''{{Series/Eureka}}'': ''Series/{{Eureka}}'': Australian tracker Taggart blindfolds himself to try to find his way through a building with pure intuition. As soon as he walks out of frame, we hear the sound of flesh meeting wall and a "Crikey!"

* Happens twice in the ''PoliceSquad'' episode "Revenge and Remorse (The Guilty Alibi)":
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* Happens twice in the ''PoliceSquad'' ''Series/PoliceSquad'' episode "Revenge and Remorse (The Guilty Alibi)":

* FunkyWinkerbean: In the story where a drunken Wally Winkerbean crashes his car, resulting in near-fatal injuries to his girlfriend, Becky Blackburn (who was also drunk). The scene cuts away just as the car begins to go airborne, surrounded by clips of the two in other pictures and kissing just as the car is going off the road. The next series of strips involved the major characters learning there had been an accident with serious injuries.
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* FunkyWinkerbean: ''ComicStrip/FunkyWinkerbean'': In the story where a drunken Wally Winkerbean crashes his car, resulting in near-fatal injuries to his girlfriend, Becky Blackburn (who was also drunk). The scene cuts away just as the car begins to go airborne, surrounded by clips of the two in other pictures and kissing just as the car is going off the road. The next series of strips involved the major characters learning there had been an accident with serious injuries.

* The first act of ''FiddlerOnTheRoof'' ends with a loud Offstage Crash.
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* The first act of ''FiddlerOnTheRoof'' ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof'' ends with a loud Offstage Crash.

* In the first ''PowerpuffGirls'' short, Ms. Keene excuses the girls, but shouts, "Not through the--" ''CRASH!'' "[[ThereWasADoor ...roof.]]" * There was the old "Watch out for that--" ''CRASH!'' "...tree!" joke from ''GeorgeOfTheJungle'', except we just as often got to see George hit the tree. * Subverted in an episode of ''SpongeBobSquarePants'', when a noise that we are led to believe is a car accident is in fact produced by a marching band. * On the ''CampLazlo'' episode "Handy Helper", after the first few times Lumpus gets run over, the camera cuts to Slinkman watching and cringing as Lumpus' screams increase in volume. Not sure whether it counts, though, because we get to see Lumpus get run over a few times before and afterwards. * ''InvaderZim'', the episode with the slow-motion explosion. Zim and GIR are carrying the explosion while the screen stays focused on the doorway. They move past the doorway, muttering helpful maneuvering hints to one another. They leave the screen. A moment later you can hear them screaming as they rush into the doorway, the bouncing explosion-ball in pursuit. * ''WackyRaces'' has, well, a LOT of this. * Quite a few times on ''ScoobyDoo'' "Look out, the tires!" * It sometimes happened in ''ActionLeagueNow'', where all we would see would be flying plastic body parts as a result of whatever happened. Though normally on this show, they would show the crash. Averted in an episode where they actually showed a real car fall off a cliff and land at the bottom exploding in flames. * In one Creator/TexAvery ''ScrewySquirrel'' cartoon, a dog chases Screwy into a dark cave, and the screen goes black. We hear a loud crash and other odd noises, until Screwy lights a match and says "Sure was a funny gag! Too bad you couldn't see it."
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* In the first ''PowerpuffGirls'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' short, Ms. Keene excuses the girls, but shouts, "Not through the--" ''CRASH!'' "[[ThereWasADoor ...roof.]]" * There was the old "Watch out for that--" ''CRASH!'' "...tree!" joke from ''GeorgeOfTheJungle'', ''WesternAnimation/GeorgeOfTheJungle'', except we just as often got to see George hit the tree. * Subverted in an episode of ''SpongeBobSquarePants'', ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', when a noise that we are led to believe is a car accident is in fact produced by a marching band. * On the ''CampLazlo'' ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'' episode "Handy Helper", after the first few times Lumpus gets run over, the camera cuts to Slinkman watching and cringing as Lumpus' screams increase in volume. Not sure whether it counts, though, because we get to see Lumpus get run over a few times before and afterwards. * ''InvaderZim'', ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', the episode with the slow-motion explosion. Zim and GIR are carrying the explosion while the screen stays focused on the doorway. They move past the doorway, muttering helpful maneuvering hints to one another. They leave the screen. A moment later you can hear them screaming as they rush into the doorway, the bouncing explosion-ball in pursuit. * ''WackyRaces'' ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' has, well, a LOT of this. * Quite a few times on ''ScoobyDoo'' ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' "Look out, the tires!" * It sometimes happened in ''ActionLeagueNow'', ''WesternAnimation/ActionLeagueNow'', where all we would see would be flying plastic body parts as a result of whatever happened. Though normally on this show, they would show the crash. Averted in an episode where they actually showed a real car fall off a cliff and land at the bottom exploding in flames. * In one Creator/TexAvery ''ScrewySquirrel'' ''WesternAnimation/ScrewySquirrel'' cartoon, a dog chases Screwy into a dark cave, and the screen goes black. We hear a loud crash and other odd noises, until Screwy lights a match and says "Sure was a funny gag! Too bad you couldn't see it."

* In a ''{{Simpsons}}'' episode, after Homer and Marge got a Kama Sutra book from Apu and Manjula during a fight between the two (long story short, Apu never told her that Americans weren't required to work on weekends until Homer and Marge brought it up, which left her upset at Apu as it made it seem as though he didn't wish to see her). Marge ended up taking over driving when it became apparent that Homer was far too distracted with the Kama Sutra book to pay attention to driving, and eventually Homer points out that the book stole one of their ideas in the book, beckoning to Marge to see it, causing Marge to get distracted enough to have an implied rear ender.
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* In a ''{{Simpsons}}'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode, after Homer and Marge got a Kama Sutra book from Apu and Manjula during a fight between the two (long story short, Apu never told her that Americans weren't required to work on weekends until Homer and Marge brought it up, which left her upset at Apu as it made it seem as though he didn't wish to see her). Marge ended up taking over driving when it became apparent that Homer was far too distracted with the Kama Sutra book to pay attention to driving, and eventually Homer points out that the book stole one of their ideas in the book, beckoning to Marge to see it, causing Marge to get distracted enough to have an implied rear ender.
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