History Main / RoadSignReversal

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.
7th Sep '16 11:55:49 PM foxley
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* ''Series/{{CSI}}'': A variation in "Anatomy of a Lye". A man deliberately alters the trail map his fiancee is using she she will not beat his time on a particular trail run. However, his alteration causes her to be trapped in the mountains during a flash flood and she drowns.

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* ''Series/{{CSI}}'': A variation in "Anatomy of a Lye". A man deliberately alters the trail map his fiancee is using she so she will not beat his time on a particular trail run. However, his alteration causes her to be trapped in the mountains during a flash flood and she drowns.
7th Sep '16 11:52:55 PM foxley
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* ''Series/{{CSI}}'': A variation in "Anatomy of a Lye". A man deliberately alters the trail map his fiancee is using she she will not beat his time on a particular trail run. However, his alteration causes her to be trapped in the mountains during a flash flood and she drowns.
8th Aug '16 6:52:51 PM MrNickelodeon
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* The "plot" of the ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}''-themed water ride at [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal's Islands of Adventure]] begins with Bluto switching signs so that the riders go down some "dangerous" rapids instead of the idyllic river. A thorough soaking ensues.

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* The "plot" of the ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}''-themed water ride ''Ride/PopeyeAndBlutosBilgeRatBarges'' at [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal's Islands of Adventure]] begins with Bluto switching signs so that the riders go down some "dangerous" rapids instead of the idyllic river. A thorough soaking ensues.
29th Jul '16 1:26:01 PM MrNickelodeon
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* The "plot" of the ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}''-themed water ride at Ride/UniversalStudios' Island of Adventure begins with Bluto switching signs so that the riders go down some "dangerous" rapids instead of the idyllic river. A thorough soaking ensues.

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* The "plot" of the ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}''-themed water ride at Ride/UniversalStudios' Island [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal's Islands of Adventure Adventure]] begins with Bluto switching signs so that the riders go down some "dangerous" rapids instead of the idyllic river. A thorough soaking ensues.
21st Mar '16 11:39:44 AM JMQwilleran
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* In "Parade Problem" on ''WesternAnimation/EllaTheElephant'', one of these kicks off the problem described in the title. An unwitting seagull reverses a sign, causing a delivery van with frozen bananas to go the wrong way.
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