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4th Nov '15 6:40:23 AM Ejia
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* In the ''Series/GetSmart'' episode "Survival of the Fattest", ArabOilSheikh [[AdiposeRex Prince Sully]] is kidnapped by Mary Armstrong, [[WorldsStrongestMan a KAOS agent who is the world's strongest female secret agent]]. Disguised as a hotel chambermaid, she brings a refrigerator into his hotel room, knocks him unconscious, and smuggles him out in it.
6th Sep '15 10:57:08 AM nombretomado
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* Played with in an episode of ''{{NCIS}}'' where Tony and Ziva are required to go undercover as [[UndercoverAsLovers married assassins]]. Since they're being watched by the villains, their own agents surreptitiously drop off necessary surveillance equipment in the guise of room service.
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* Played with in an episode of ''{{NCIS}}'' ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' where Tony and Ziva are required to go undercover as [[UndercoverAsLovers married assassins]]. Since they're being watched by the villains, their own agents surreptitiously drop off necessary surveillance equipment in the guise of room service.
29th Aug '15 6:52:21 AM Winter
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* The ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis'' episode "Double Vision" did this three times. One was Nene, pretending to be a drinks stewardess to watch a boomer designer; then Linna posing as the laundry girl; and finally Reika/Vision who impersonated a call girl in order to poison him so that she and her allies could ambush the ambulance later to kidnap him.
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* The ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis'' episode "Double Vision" did this three times. One was Nene, pretending to be a drinks stewardess to watch a boomer designer; then Linna posing as the laundry girl; and finally Reika/Vision who impersonated a call girl in order to poison him so that she and her allies could ambush the ambulance later to kidnap him.him using a fake ambulance.
2nd Aug '15 5:04:11 PM Morgenthaler
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* Rather incompetently carried out by Rocco in ''TheBoondockSaints'': someone else got there first, he hid his gun in the most obvious place on the cart, he brought a six-shot .38 revolver because his bosses didn't tell him there were ''nine'' guys instead of the two he'd been told about (though you'd think he'd be smart enough to bring extra ammunition), and he didn't even bother to tie his hair back to make himself look respectably like a room service attendant. Not to mention, his name tag says Jaffar, and Rocco doesn't look remotely Middle Eastern.
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* Rather incompetently carried out by Rocco in ''TheBoondockSaints'': ''Film/TheBoondockSaints'': someone else got there first, he hid his gun in the most obvious place on the cart, he brought a six-shot .38 revolver because his bosses didn't tell him there were ''nine'' guys instead of the two he'd been told about (though you'd think he'd be smart enough to bring extra ammunition), and he didn't even bother to tie his hair back to make himself look respectably like a room service attendant. Not to mention, his name tag says Jaffar, and Rocco doesn't look remotely Middle Eastern.

** In the original French movie ''Series/LaFemmeNikita'' it's just a bug.
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** * In the original French movie ''Series/LaFemmeNikita'' ''Film/{{Nikita}}'' it's just a bug.

* ''LayerCake'' has a darkly amusing scene in which the protagonist has arranged a hotel room to have a sexual encounter with his love interest. Right before things "start off" he gets a knock on the door from room service, who turn out to be employees of the MagnificentBastard of the film, who proceed to stuff him into a bag and kidnap him. * Done on the spur of the moment in ''NottingHill'' to cover up an affair. The hero explains his lack of uniform by saying he'd already changed to go home, then decided to take one last call.
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* ''LayerCake'' ''Film/LayerCake'' has a darkly amusing scene in which the protagonist has arranged a hotel room to have a sexual encounter with his love interest. Right before things "start off" he gets a knock on the door from room service, who turn out to be employees of the MagnificentBastard of the film, who proceed to stuff him into a bag and kidnap him. * Done on the spur of the moment in ''NottingHill'' ''Film/NottingHill'' to cover up an affair. The hero explains his lack of uniform by saying he'd already changed to go home, then decided to take one last call.

* Lampshaded, attempted, and subverted in ''Film/{{Lethal Weapon}}'' 2 in rapid succession, wherein Riggs and Murtaugh give Leo Getz hell about answering the door, an apparent room service cart comes in and the waiter tries to go for Leo but is stopped via ''DestinationDefenestration''
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* Lampshaded, attempted, and subverted in ''Film/{{Lethal Weapon}}'' 2 ''Film/LethalWeapon2'' in rapid succession, wherein Riggs and Murtaugh give Leo Getz hell about answering the door, an apparent room service cart comes in and the waiter tries to go for Leo but is stopped via ''DestinationDefenestration''
2nd Aug '15 5:02:39 PM Morgenthaler
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Misuse. It's Genre Savvy, not just "savvy".
* In ''VideoGame/FatalFury 2: The New Battle'', Joe Higashi uses this approach to try and ambush Krauser, who has beat the living hell out of his best friend Terry Bogard [[HeroicBSOD and left him a psychological wreck.]] [[GenreSavvy Krauser]] of course recognizes him.
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* In ''VideoGame/FatalFury 2: The New Battle'', Joe Higashi uses this approach to try and ambush Krauser, who has beat the living hell out of his best friend Terry Bogard [[HeroicBSOD and left him a psychological wreck.]] [[GenreSavvy Krauser]] Krauser of course recognizes him.

* Played with in ''Film/{{Assassins}}''. When room service calls at the room that Rath and Electra are staying in, he points his gun at the closed door, [[GenreSavvy obviously well aware of this tactic]], but Electra confirms that she did actually order room service.
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* Played with in ''Film/{{Assassins}}''. When room service calls at the room that Rath and Electra are staying in, he points his gun at the closed door, [[GenreSavvy obviously well aware of this tactic]], tactic, but Electra confirms that she did actually order room service.
25th Jun '15 6:52:25 PM nombretomado
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* Inversion: In an episode of ''KolchakTheNightStalker'', Carl Kolchak is waiting nerve-wracked in his hotel room with a cross in one hand and a sharp oak stake in the other to jump the vampiress call-girl he's been hunting for days as she comes through the door (which has a cross drawn on its inside in lipstick!). It turns out that the pimp substituted another girl at the last minute, and HilarityEnsues.
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* Inversion: In an episode of ''KolchakTheNightStalker'', ''Series/KolchakTheNightStalker'', Carl Kolchak is waiting nerve-wracked in his hotel room with a cross in one hand and a sharp oak stake in the other to jump the vampiress call-girl he's been hunting for days as she comes through the door (which has a cross drawn on its inside in lipstick!). It turns out that the pimp substituted another girl at the last minute, and HilarityEnsues.
20th Jun '15 7:25:27 PM nombretomado
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* In ''KillBill vol. 2'', a flower delivery woman comes to The Bride's hotel room. When The Bride goes to open the door, the florist shoots through the door, revealing herself to be an enemy assassin.
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* In ''KillBill vol.''Film/KillBill Vol. 2'', a flower delivery woman comes to The Bride's hotel room. When The Bride goes to open the door, the florist shoots through the door, revealing herself to be an enemy assassin.
26th May '15 4:03:12 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/AdeleHasntHadHerDinnerYet'', two minions of the villain disguise themselves as room service in order to get access to the protagonist's room and the plant "Adele" therein.
12th Dec '14 11:09:50 PM MauiWowie
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Actually, it's common for this trope to be subverted by the target saying they didn't order anything.
A classic ploy of {{Heroes}} and {{Villains}} alike for getting close to their opponents is to pose as hotel room service. Naturally, this works best if their target actually ordered some; people tend to get suspicious otherwise (though surprisingly not always, in Medialand).
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A classic ploy of {{Heroes}} and {{Villains}} alike for getting close to their opponents is to pose as hotel room service. Naturally, this works best if their target actually ordered some; people tend to get suspicious otherwise (though surprisingly not always, in Medialand). suspicious, otherwise.
26th Aug '14 12:24:14 PM freesefan
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they aren't in a hotel
* ''ThreeDaysOfTheCondor''. The CIA analyst office where the protagonist works has its own security -- CCTV cameras, locked doors, a guard -- even the receptionist carries a gun, though it's later revealed it's for her own protection against rapists. The killers get inside by sending in a man dressed as a postman, and as the place gets regular deliveries of books this doesn't seem strange. [[spoiler:The postman killer tries the same trick on the protagonist later on, but this time he's ready.]]
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