History Main / ParallelParking

1st May '16 1:08:41 PM WillKeaton
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyO6QnhTEqY This video]], from ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''. Really, it's possible in any video game that lets you control the vehicles to a similar degree.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyO6QnhTEqY This video]], video,]] from ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''. Really, it's possible in any video game that lets you control the vehicles to a similar degree.
2nd Dec '15 12:34:07 PM Piando
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* One time on ''The Late Show With DavidLetterman'' they had a remote camera watching some 16-year-olds take their driving test. The parallel parking was particularly bad. For that matter, a semi-recurring segment is having interns parallel park outside the Ed Sullivan Theater.

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* One time on ''The Late Show With DavidLetterman'' Creator/DavidLetterman'' they had a remote camera watching some 16-year-olds take their driving test. The parallel parking was particularly bad. For that matter, a semi-recurring segment is having interns parallel park outside the Ed Sullivan Theater.
30th Oct '15 7:05:46 AM njriv77
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** Also ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7bJUc4qTNw this]]'' gem with Kramer's Impala in a tight space.
7th Sep '15 7:22:19 AM johnsmithxxi
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* In "Taking the Rap for Mr. Boynton", Miss Brooks "helps" Mr. Boynton parallel park his car. [[WomenDrivers She advises him to back up just a little more . . . resulting in him crashing into Mr. Conklin's new car.]]

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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In "Taking the Rap for Mr. Boynton", Miss Brooks "helps" Mr. Boynton parallel park his car. [[WomenDrivers She advises him to back up just a little more . . . resulting in him crashing into Mr. Conklin's new car.]]
7th Sep '15 7:21:24 AM johnsmithxxi
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* In "Taking the Rap for Mr. Boynton", Miss Brooks "helps" Mr. Boynton parallel park his car. [[WomenDrivers She advises him to back up just a little more . . . resulting in him crashing into Mr. Conklin's new car.]]
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1st Jun '15 11:15:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheBluesBrothers'': Elwood J. Blues has to be one of the best in history. Able to do an e-brake slide into any spot.
* ''AceVentura 2'': ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPM7ugLeXhY Li~ike a glove!]]''

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* ''TheBluesBrothers'': ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'': Elwood J. Blues has to be one of the best in history. Able to do an e-brake slide into any spot.
* ''AceVentura 2'': ''Film/AceVenturaWhenNatureCalls'': ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPM7ugLeXhY Li~ike a glove!]]''



* The bodyguard Tyrone in ''{{Snatch}}'', who'd earlier been talked up as a great driver, smashes hard into a van (ironically containing the guy his bosses are looking for) while backing into a space "big enough for a jumbo jet."

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* The bodyguard Tyrone in ''{{Snatch}}'', ''Film/{{Snatch}}'', who'd earlier been talked up as a great driver, smashes hard into a van (ironically containing the guy his bosses are looking for) while backing into a space "big enough for a jumbo jet."



* ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'': During the traffic safety film ''X Marks The Spot'', an early scene has a MatchCut of a car fading into a narrow gap between two cars parked curbside. Tom Servo remarks, "Ah, parallel ''universe'' parking." The car's driver has to leave the space the old-fashioned way -- as Crow puts it, "He uses the Braille system".
* A ''{{Tosh0}}'' bit had various stereotypical poor drivers ([[AsianDrivers Asian woman]], 15-year-old girl with her learner's permit, etc) try to parallel park a massive Hummer. The only one who succeeded was the girl.
* Reese's driving test in ''MalcolmInTheMiddle'' frustrates him to the point that it turns into a low-speed police chase, which continues for hours until he's nearly out of gas, at which point he leads the LemmingCops round the entire test run, acing every obstacle and finishing with an inch-perfect parallel park. [[MundaneMadeAwesome What do you mean it's not awesome?]]

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* ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'': ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'': During the traffic safety film ''X Marks The Spot'', an early scene has a MatchCut of a car fading into a narrow gap between two cars parked curbside. Tom Servo remarks, "Ah, parallel ''universe'' parking." The car's driver has to leave the space the old-fashioned way -- as Crow puts it, "He uses the Braille system".
* A ''{{Tosh0}}'' ''Series/{{Tosh 0}}'' bit had various stereotypical poor drivers ([[AsianDrivers Asian woman]], 15-year-old girl with her learner's permit, etc) try to parallel park a massive Hummer. The only one who succeeded was the girl.
* Reese's driving test in ''MalcolmInTheMiddle'' ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' frustrates him to the point that it turns into a low-speed police chase, which continues for hours until he's nearly out of gas, at which point he leads the LemmingCops round the entire test run, acing every obstacle and finishing with an inch-perfect parallel park. [[MundaneMadeAwesome What do you mean it's not awesome?]]



* On ''{{Seinfeld}}'', George actually claims to be really good at parallel parking, he just didn't count on another guy trying to drive into the space front first while he was backing up. [[CavemenVsAstronautsDebate A massive, all-night argument begins between the two drivers over whether front-first parallel parking is acceptable in the civilized world.]]
* One episode of ''TopGear'' involved James May and Jeremy Clarkson driving huge classic cars around London to showcase how fantastic (read: impractical) these cars are in the modern day. One of the producer's challenges involved parallel parking in downtown London, which, as it turns out, was impossible for the cars to do as they are, in fact, longer than the parking spaces themselves.

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* On ''{{Seinfeld}}'', ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', George actually claims to be really good at parallel parking, he just didn't count on another guy trying to drive into the space front first while he was backing up. [[CavemenVsAstronautsDebate A massive, all-night argument begins between the two drivers over whether front-first parallel parking is acceptable in the civilized world.]]
* ''Series/TopGear'':
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One episode of ''TopGear'' involved James May and Jeremy Clarkson driving huge classic cars around London to showcase how fantastic (read: impractical) these cars are in the modern day. One of the producer's challenges involved parallel parking in downtown London, which, as it turns out, was impossible for the cars to do as they are, in fact, longer than the parking spaces themselves.



* ''PhineasAndFerb'': one episode focuses on Candace practicing this.

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* ''PhineasAndFerb'': ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': one episode focuses on Candace practicing this.
16th Mar '15 1:39:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Futurama}}'':

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* ''{{Futurama}}'':''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'':
6th Mar '15 10:38:21 AM TVRulezAgain
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* The spectacular one is done in ''TheIncredibles'', when Mr. Incredible lands the [[ItMakesSenseInContext van that was launched from a rocket]], then skids perfectly into a vacant parallel spot.

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* The spectacular one is done in ''TheIncredibles'', ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', when Mr. Incredible lands the [[ItMakesSenseInContext van that was launched from a rocket]], then skids perfectly into a vacant parallel spot.
23rd Jan '15 10:06:19 PM Willbyr
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* ''MythBusters'' tried to determine whether men or women were better drivers, and one of the tests was parallel parking (It was a statistical draw, although women tended to either easily place the car precisely or panic and mess up, while men tended to place the car at a "good enough" point and thus showed less deviation from the mean.

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* ''MythBusters'' ''Series/MythBusters'' tried to determine whether men or women were better drivers, and one of the tests was parallel parking (It was a statistical draw, although women tended to either easily place the car precisely or panic and mess up, while men tended to place the car at a "good enough" point and thus showed less deviation from the mean.



* In ''WapsiSquare'', Tina breaks her wrist while parallel parking. She [[NoodleIncident runs over it]].
* In ''NobodyScores!'', every attempt at parallel parking results in [[EpicFail increasingly implausible accidents]].

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* In ''WapsiSquare'', ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'', Tina breaks her wrist while parallel parking. She [[NoodleIncident runs over it]].
* In ''NobodyScores!'', ''Webcomic/NobodyScores!'', every attempt at parallel parking results in [[EpicFail increasingly implausible accidents]].



* In one old ''[[WaltDisney Disney]]'' cartoon placed in the wild west, Bruno comes to town as a villain and parallel parks a horse, bumping into those in front and behind him.

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* In one old ''[[WaltDisney ''[[Creator/WaltDisney Disney]]'' cartoon placed in the wild west, Bruno comes to town as a villain and parallel parks a horse, bumping into those in front and behind him.



* {{Doug}}'s sister Judy once failed to get her driver's license after failing to correctly parallel park. She finally got it right at the end [[YouWereTryingTooHard when most of her concentration was on chewing Doug out]] for having promised she would drive him and Patti somewhere, which was why he needed her to pass in the first place.

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* {{Doug}}'s WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'s sister Judy once failed to get her driver's license after failing to correctly parallel park. She finally got it right at the end [[YouWereTryingTooHard when most of her concentration was on chewing Doug out]] for having promised she would drive him and Patti somewhere, which was why he needed her to pass in the first place.
20th Sep '14 8:05:50 PM nlpnt
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* ''MythBusters'' tried to determine whether men or women were better drivers, and one of the tests was parallel parking (It was a statistical draw, although women tended to either easily place the car precisely or panic and mess up, while men tended to place the car at a "good enough" point and thus showed less deviation from the mean.
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