History Main / RoadSignReversal

19th Oct '17 11:29:04 PM tenatelop1
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* In the ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' anime, Ranma and Genma travel back in time, switching the arrows pointing to Jusenkyo so their past selves will go the wrong way. Happōsai sabotages the attempt by reversing them again. It wouldn't have worked anyway, because [[spoiler:the whole thing takes place inside Ranma's dream]].

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* In the ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' anime, Ranma and Ranma, Genma and Happōsai travel back in time, switching the arrows time. Happōsai reverses a sign pointing to Jusenkyo Jusenkyō so their the past selves will go the wrong way. Happōsai sabotages the attempt But a bag thrown by reversing them past Genma reverses it again. It wouldn't have worked anyway, because [[spoiler:the [[spoiler: the whole thing takes place inside Ranma's dream]].
10th Oct '17 10:37:49 PM foxley
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman'': In "The Prankster", Superman switches a pair of signs to cause the Prankster to drive his scooter into a river.
1st Oct '17 2:26:16 AM foxley
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* Totally subverted in ''WesternAnimation/DieSendungMitDerMaus''. An arrow in the mountains points to...wherever, we'll never know, the slope is far to steep for the free-climbing mouse and elephant. The mouse solves it pragmatically by turning the arrow around to point to the earth and make an impromptu picnic.

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* Totally subverted in ''WesternAnimation/DieSendungMitDerMaus''.''Series/DieSendungMitDerMaus''. An arrow in the mountains points to...wherever, we'll never know, the slope is far to steep for the free-climbing mouse and elephant. The mouse solves it pragmatically by turning the arrow around to point to the earth and make an impromptu picnic.
1st Oct '17 2:19:20 AM foxley
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* ''WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteandTheRoadRunner'': Wile E. Coyote tries this a few times with the Road Runner and a detour sign. The gag being that the way the Road Runner goes turns safe, while Wile E.'s way turns out to be the one with the road out... cue whistling sound...

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* ''WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteandTheRoadRunner'': ''WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner'': Wile E. Coyote tries this a few times with the Road Runner and a detour sign. The gag being that the way the Road Runner goes turns safe, while Wile E.'s way turns out to be the one with the road out... cue whistling sound...



* Totally subverted in DieSendungMitDerMaus. An arrow in the mountains points to...whereever, we'll never know, the slope is far to steep for the free-climbing mouse and elephant. The mouse solves it pragmatically by turning the arrow around to point to the earth and make an impromptu picnic.

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* Totally subverted in DieSendungMitDerMaus.''WesternAnimation/DieSendungMitDerMaus''. An arrow in the mountains points to...whereever, wherever, we'll never know, the slope is far to steep for the free-climbing mouse and elephant. The mouse solves it pragmatically by turning the arrow around to point to the earth and make an impromptu picnic.
30th Sep '17 2:55:42 PM shokoshu
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* Totally subverted in DieSendungMitDerMaus. An arrow in the mountains points to...whereever, we'll never know, the slope is far to steep for the free-climbing mouse and elephant. The mouse solves it pragmatically by turning the arrow around to point to the earth and make an impromptu picnic.
12th Jul '17 11:52:07 AM Iampureevil
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** Also during WWII, in the battle of the bulge, the Germans devised Operation Greif, intended to confuse Allied troop movements by doing things like reversing road signs, placing phony minefield warnings, and giving wrong verbal directions to any Allied units they encountered.
** Similar tactics were used inside Britain, in case of Nazi invasion. Road signs were routinely removed, often confusing domestic military units traveling through the countryside. This was often made worse by the fact that villagers would be very suspicious of any stranger asking for directions while using the "wrong" accent -- i.e., one that marked him as from out of town.



* During the Battle of the Bulge in WWII, the Germans devised Operation Greif, intended to confuse Allied troop movements by doing things like reversing road signs, placing phony minefield warnings, and giving wrong verbal directions to any Allied units they encountered.
* Similar tactics were used inside Britain, in case of Nazi invasion. Road signs were routinely removed, often confusing domestic military units traveling through the countryside. This was often made worse by the fact that villagers would be very suspicious of any stranger asking for directions while using the "wrong" accent -- i.e., one that marked him as from out of town.
9th Jun '17 12:37:26 AM foxley
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* In "You're My Hero" from ''Mack & Moxy'', the villain Shellfish Sheldon switches a sign with two directions, one that leads to the "town square" and the other to "very deep pit," causing the heroes to end up in the very deep pit, leading to a lesson about calling 911. This is probably the closest Sheldon actually comes to succeeding on the show, as he actually manages to get the "Great Helpee," but the heroes manage to get it back from him before it hatches. Then Sheldon has to call 911 because he ended up in the very deep pit.
* In "It's Wrong to Cheat" from ''Bali'', after Bali's friend Tito suggests cheating on a game during Bali's birthday party, Bali has an ImagineSpot in which he's in a boat race and he his friends initially lose to another racer who cheats by doing this, but then ends up losing after an on-camera review of the race shows his cheating. Back at Bali's, Bali tells Tito that he only wants to win if they play fairly. And they do.

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* In "You're My Hero" from ''Mack & Moxy'', ''WesternAnimation/MackAndMoxy'', the villain Shellfish Sheldon switches a sign with two directions, one that leads to the "town square" and the other to "very deep pit," causing the heroes to end up in the very deep pit, leading to a lesson about calling 911. This is probably the closest Sheldon actually comes to succeeding on the show, as he actually manages to get the "Great Helpee," but the heroes manage to get it back from him before it hatches. Then Sheldon has to call 911 because he ended up in the very deep pit.
* In "It's Wrong to Cheat" from ''Bali'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Bali}}'', after Bali's friend Tito suggests cheating on a game during Bali's birthday party, Bali has an ImagineSpot in which he's in a boat race and he his friends initially lose to another racer who cheats by doing this, but then ends up losing after an on-camera review of the race shows his cheating. Back at Bali's, Bali tells Tito that he only wants to win if they play fairly. And they do.
8th Jun '17 5:07:40 PM JMQwilleran
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* In "It's Wrong to Cheat" from ''Bali'', after Bali's friend Tito suggests cheating on a game during Bali's birthday party, Bali has an ImagineSpot in which he's in a boat race and he his friends initially lose to another racer who cheats by doing this, but then ends up losing after an on-camera review of the race shows his cheating. Back at Bali's, Bali tells Tito that he only wants to win if they play fairly. And they do.
29th Apr '17 3:25:55 PM DarthRevanFTW
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The racecourse or other path is marked off by arrows. Either a villain or a prankster mucks things up by flipping the sign so the arrows point the other way. Can also include incidents where someone who, with honest intentions, by mistake thinks the sign is wrong and "[[NiceJobFixingItVillain fixes]]" it, whereupon HilarityEnsues.

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The racecourse or other path is marked off by arrows. Either a villain or a prankster mucks things up by flipping the sign so the arrows point the other way. Can also include incidents where someone who, with honest intentions, by mistake thinks the sign is wrong and "[[NiceJobFixingItVillain "[[NiceJobBreakingItHero fixes]]" it, whereupon HilarityEnsues.
12th Mar '17 5:03:04 PM JMQwilleran
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* In "You're My Hero" from ''Mack & Moxy'', the villain Shellfish Sheldon switches a sign with two directions, one that leads to the "town square" and the other to "very deep pit," causing the heroes to end up in the very deep pit, leading to a lesson about calling 911. This is probably the closest Sheldon actually comes to succeeding on the show, as he actually manages to get the "Great Helpee," but the heroes manage to get it back from him before it hatches. Then Sheldon has to call 911 because he ended up in the very deep pit.
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