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1st Feb '18 3:47:53 PM foxley
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* In ''Series/MacGyver'', Mac is also always able to find a parking spot directly in front of whatever building he needs to visit, which are always on suspiciously empty streets.

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* In ''Series/MacGyver'', ''Series/MacGyver1985'', Mac is also always able to find a parking spot directly in front of whatever building he needs to visit, which are always on suspiciously empty streets.
16th Jan '18 2:01:44 AM jormis29
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* Often seen in urban-themed movies from the 60s, especially if Doris Day is involved (it's also been called "Doris Day Parking").

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* Often seen in urban-themed movies from the 60s, especially if Doris Day Creator/DorisDay is involved (it's also been called "Doris Day Parking").
3rd Dec '17 8:40:27 AM LadyJafaria
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* Averted in ''Franchise/LawAndOrder''. The detectives' unmarked cars frequently got ticketed by zealous meter-maids while they were on a case, much to their annoyance. Parking tickets were also frequently used to track the movement of suspects or break/confirm their alibis.

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* Averted in ''Franchise/LawAndOrder''. The detectives' unmarked cars frequently got ticketed by zealous meter-maids while they were on a case, much to their annoyance. Parking tickets were also frequently used to track the movement of suspects or break/confirm their alibis. (Except in one episode where it was an important part of the plot that a suspect had DiplomaticImpunity so ''wasn't'' receiving any tickets.)
25th Nov '17 2:40:39 PM JackG
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* Played with in ''Film/TheKillerElite''.

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* Played with Averted in ''Film/TheKillerElite''.
''Film/TheKillerElite''. While on an assignment in Chinatown, their wheelman has to drop them outside the door and circle the block until a parking space becomes free. However when he does find a space it's right outside the door, which is convenient when they have to flee the scene during the subsequent shoot-out.
25th Nov '17 2:36:53 PM JackG
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* Played with in ''Film/TheKillerElite''.
25th Nov '17 4:34:44 AM JackG
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* ''The Mandarin Cypher''. Averted when British spy Literature/{{Quiller}} is in Hong Kong. At one point he lose his temper at his backup officer because he left his apartment to move his parked car (Quiller had told him to stay by the phone and only leave at certain times). While following his target, Quiller picks up a parking ticket and gets remonstrated for parking in an ambulance-only zone.

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* ''The Mandarin Cypher''. Averted when British spy Literature/{{Quiller}} is in Hong Kong. At one point he lose loses his temper at his backup officer because he left his apartment to move his parked car (Quiller had told him to stay by the phone and only leave at certain times). While following his target, Quiller picks up a parking ticket and gets remonstrated for parking in an ambulance-only zone.
25th Nov '17 4:34:20 AM JackG
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[[folder: Literature ]]
* ''The Mandarin Cypher''. Averted when British spy Literature/{{Quiller}} is in Hong Kong. At one point he lose his temper at his backup officer because he left his apartment to move his parked car (Quiller had told him to stay by the phone and only leave at certain times). While following his target, Quiller picks up a parking ticket and gets remonstrated for parking in an ambulance-only zone.
-->"If you park here we do not have room to back up ambulance--"
-->"Oh use a bloody shoehorn!"
[[/folder]]
31st Aug '17 8:19:04 PM TheGreatUnknown
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** [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV GTA V]] sometimes averts your car staying where it is. If you leave any of your non default cars anywhere too long that's not a designated garage/parking area owned by your character, they will disappear. Sometimes they show up in the game's impound lot, other times they are just gone forever (which can be frustrating if you poured a lot of money into them in the custom shop, but does make logical sense given [[UsefulNotes/LosAngeles]]).

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** [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV GTA V]] sometimes averts your car staying where it is. If you leave any of your non default cars anywhere too long that's not a designated garage/parking area owned by your character, they will disappear. Sometimes they show up in the game's impound lot, other times they are just gone forever (which can be frustrating if you poured a lot of money into them in the custom shop, but does make logical sense given [[UsefulNotes/LosAngeles]]).[[UsefulNotes/LosAngeles the setting]]).
31st Aug '17 8:18:48 PM TheGreatUnknown
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** [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV GTA V]] sometimes averts your car staying where it is. If you leave any of your non default cars anywhere too long that's not a designated garage/parking area owned by your character, they will disappear. Sometimes they show up in the game's impound lot, other times they are just gone forever (which can be frustrating if you poured a lot of money into them in the custom shop).

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** [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV GTA V]] sometimes averts your car staying where it is. If you leave any of your non default cars anywhere too long that's not a designated garage/parking area owned by your character, they will disappear. Sometimes they show up in the game's impound lot, other times they are just gone forever (which can be frustrating if you poured a lot of money into them in the custom shop).shop, but does make logical sense given [[UsefulNotes/LosAngeles]]).
7th Jun '17 3:35:22 PM Xtifr
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* ''{{Kojak}}'': Who loves ya, baby? The God of Parking Spaces Adjacent to Destinations, that's who.
* ''TopGear'': The presenters pull this off more often than not. Having a camera crew on hand to keep a space clear probably helps. It was averted when James May and Jeremy Clarkson were challenged take their classic luxury limousines into the center of London and find a place to park them. They fail.

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* ''{{Kojak}}'': ''Series/{{Kojak}}'': Who loves ya, baby? The God of Parking Spaces Adjacent to Destinations, that's who.
* ''TopGear'': ''Series/TopGear'': The presenters pull this off more often than not. Having a camera crew on hand to keep a space clear probably helps. It was averted when James May and Jeremy Clarkson were challenged take their classic luxury limousines into the center of London and find a place to park them. They fail.



* Mocked on ''TheOffice'', Michael (who is WrongGenreSavvy) needs to find a parking space quickly because Pam is going into labor. And sure enough, there's a space: The Ambulance Zone. Even after Pam is loaded into a wheelchair and taken in, Michael tries to leave the car there and ''throws the keys over the fence'' when the Paramedics challenge him. Naturally, when Jim and Pam go to leave, the car's been towed.

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* Mocked on ''TheOffice'', ''Series/TheOfficeUS'', Michael (who is WrongGenreSavvy) needs to find a parking space quickly because Pam is going into labor. And sure enough, there's a space: The Ambulance Zone. Even after Pam is loaded into a wheelchair and taken in, Michael tries to leave the car there and ''throws the keys over the fence'' when the Paramedics challenge him. Naturally, when Jim and Pam go to leave, the car's been towed.
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