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27th May '17 8:13:08 AM JackG
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-->-- ''Film/WhenEightBellsToll'' (1971)

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-->-- ''Film/WhenEightBellsToll'' ''[[Creator/AlistairMaclean When Eight Bells Toll]]'' (1971)
21st May '17 11:21:34 AM nombretomado
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* There's a somewhat humorous variation in the film adaptation ''Film/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays2004''. Monique flirts with Fogg by showing some leg, but since it's the [[VictorianBritain Victorian era]] all this really amounts to is showing off her ankle.

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* There's a somewhat humorous variation in the film adaptation ''Film/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays2004''. Monique flirts with Fogg by showing some leg, but since it's the [[VictorianBritain [[UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain Victorian era]] all this really amounts to is showing off her ankle.
1st May '17 11:02:49 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Osha does this, which saves the day twice in "The Old Gods and the New".
1st Apr '17 8:58:47 AM eroock
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-->-- ''When Eight Bells Toll'' (1971)

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-->-- ''When Eight Bells Toll'' ''Film/WhenEightBellsToll'' (1971)
1st Apr '17 8:55:46 AM eroock
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* ''Series/StargateSG1''
** The female members of the SGC does this to pheromone-controlled Airmen to escape from their cells and regain control of the base in the episode "Hathor".
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis''

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* ''Series/StargateSG1''
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''Series/StargateSG1'': The female members of the SGC does this to pheromone-controlled Airmen to escape from their cells and regain control of the base in the episode "Hathor".
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis''''Series/StargateAtlantis'':
1st Apr '17 3:15:07 AM rafi
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* Happen in ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules'' while Hercules impersonates Thor and face three challenge by the Dark Elves. During the third and final challenge, Hercules is attacked by multiple foes until [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Alflyse]] (queen of Dark Elves) hike up her dress and [[https://static2.comicvine.com/uploads/original/5/55328/3619716-afflsyyys.jpg flash some leg]] causing Hercules to ogle her losing the challenge (howewer Alflyse declare him the winner anyway and start flirting with him amorously).
1st Apr '17 2:48:22 AM eroock
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* ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'': Channon, Spider Jerusalem's female bodyguard, flashes her boobs to hail a cab. This being the City, home of every weird fetish imaginable, it takes Yelena joining in, and both stepping into the street, to get him to stop.
29th Mar '17 12:04:28 PM eroock
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* Pulled once in ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', when the team's truck runs out of gas during a trip across America, and the group tries to get a car to stop so they can siphon some more. After several failed attempts from the men of the group, Mamori and Suzuna accomplish the task by donning skimpy outfits and posing, causing a male-driven car to slam their brakes for a better look, after which Hiruma "borrows" some gas from the hapless guys.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventuresHowISpentMyVacation'', Plucky Duck briefly and inexplicably transforms his leg into a beautiful woman's leg in order to stop a passing car.



* In ''Film/CannonballRunII'', the mafia get The Sheik to stop his car so they can kidnap him by the simple expedient of having a showgirl [[SexyCoatFlashing open her blouse]] as he drives past.



* Hilariously subverted in ''[[Film/{{Rush 2013}} Rush]]''. Marlene's car breaks down and after Niki fails to catch passerby's attention, Marlene tries, saying they wouldn't get help any other way. It seems to work, but it's then subverted when it turns out the two people that stopped are Ferrari fans and recognize [[UsefulNotes/FormulaOne Niki Lauda]] on sight.
29th Mar '17 11:56:59 AM eroock
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29th Mar '17 11:53:41 AM eroock
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* Used in an early episode of ''{{Anime/Gasaraki}}'' by two female JSSDF soldiers in a war-torn country when they need to borrow a set of wheels to find their missing comrade, and a couple passing Americans are more than happy to oblige after seeing them posed on the side of the road. [[SexyMentor Ataka]] is amused, while [[{{Bifauxnen}} Kaburagi]] is visibly embarrassed afterwards.



* In the ''Manga/LoveHina'' manga, when Kitsune, Motoko, and Mutsumi are trying to get a ride to the airport, Kitsune lifts up Motoko's shirt to entice travellers... and promptly causes a 20-car pileup.



* ''Anime/MaiHime'':
** The main PowerTrio of girls are stranded by the roadside. ''[[DefrostingIceQueen Natsuki]]'' loses the draw. HilarityEnsues.
** Subverted in ''Anime/MaiOtome'': In an attempt to hitch a ride with a passing van, Nao slices off [[ReluctantFanserviceGirl Natsuki's]] pants. The soldiers in the van promptly arrest them for indecent exposure.



* Subverted in ''Anime/StrikeWitches'', when Erica poses in order to induce an approaching truck to stop and give her, Minna, and Gertrude a ride, and the truck doesn't even slow down. Considering that the "no pants" look seems to be popular in Britannia, maybe the driver was simply too jaded to fall for it. Which just goes to show that fanservice is relative.



* Parodied in a Creator/SergioAragones cartoon (in ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' #120). A pretty girl tries to hitch a ride by pulling up her skirt. A car stops, the driver gets out, takes a picture, then gets back into his car and drives away.



* Done once by Cinzia Otherside in ''ComicBook/{{Rat-Man}}'' to find a ride. As Cinzia is actually a very muscolar crossdresser, it causes a dozen car crashes.



* In possibly the most famous example, a hitchhiking Creator/ClaudetteColbert picks up a ride by flashing her legs in Frank Capra's ''Film/ItHappenedOneNight''. This one has been parodied so many times that many people now don't realize this is where the gag actually came from.
** Parodied very soon after in Creator/LaurelAndHardy's ''Film/WayOutWest'' when Stanley shows some leg to stop a passing stagecoach!
** Invoked much later by Julia Roberts's character in ''Film/MysticPizza''. She's not successful. Her date decides to give it a try, prompting a woman to pull over when he drops his pants.



* In ''Film/SlumsOfBeverlyHills'', Marissa Tomei's character gets a ride from a trucker by standing in the middle of the road and opening her bathrobe. The headlights shining through the robe suggested nothing underneath.



* Parodied in ''Film/EuroTrip'': at some point, the girl of the group tries to get a ride in the highway flashing the drivers, but since it is in Europe (where they have lesbians selling orange juice in [=TV=] commercials) nobody stops (even when she's completely topless and jumping up and down repeatedly)... until someone makes the ButtMonkey of the group show some ass.



** In the episode "1969", O'Neill has Carter try to get someone to pull over; she doesn't show any leg, but O'Neill does insist that she go out and do it alone. This is subverted, however, in that it doesn't work. Teal'c decides that "This method is ineffective" and gets a ride by walking out into the middle of the road in front of a van.



* The cover of Roger Waters' "The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking" shows a woman who has taken this a bit far. She's nude but for a tiny backpack and trying to flag down a ride.



* In Creator/AdamCadre's ''I-0'', a sketchy guy will pull over and offer you a lift if you actively try to hitchhike -- but he'll also do so automatically at random intervals if you're not wearing a shirt (or not wearing pants).



* Molly, of all people, attempts this while hitchhiking in [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20080524.html this strip]] of ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'', but the fact that she's covered with fur proves a hindrance.



* In a WholeEpisodeFlashback of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', a young Scrooge [=McDuck=] is shown having trouble hitchhiking after arriving in America, until he lifts his kilt, drawing a young lady's coach over.



* ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'': Parodied in "Brain Storm", as the Brain attempts to hitch a lift while wearing a Verkimer Suit by hitching the metal on its leg in a parody of Claudia Colbert in ''Film/ItHappenedOneNight''. Unsurprisingly, it fails.



* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, of all people, pulls this off while acting like a hitchhiker to stop ComicBook/LexLuthor's car (driven by HarleyQuinn) to pick him up in the ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "World's Finest".
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