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26th Feb '17 11:10:39 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' sees Arnold and his friends attempting this inside a giant pig after losing Abner in a war reenactment competition. One of the members of the other side [[GenreSavvy recognizes the trick]] and tries to point it out, but their leader, Rex Smythe Higgins [[IDontPayYouToThink refuses to listen and makes him open the gate]]. As soon as the group pops out, the member gives Higgins a look that clearly says IWarnedYou.

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' sees Arnold and his friends attempting this inside a giant pig after losing Abner in a war reenactment competition. One of the members of the other side [[GenreSavvy recognizes the trick]] trick and tries to point it out, but their leader, Rex Smythe Higgins [[IDontPayYouToThink refuses to listen and makes him open the gate]]. As soon as the group pops out, the member gives Higgins a look that clearly says IWarnedYou.



** Another episode shows them reenacting the Trojan War. At its culmination, Buford has Irving get into a trojan platypus. Phineas is GenreSavvy not to fall for it, but it proves to be a decoy as the war takes a turn into OutOfGenreExperience territory when Buford and Ferb appear with a Trojan T-Rex armed with modern day weapons that stomps on the platypus. Irving questions why Buford had him get in the platypus if they were going to destroy it.

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** Another episode shows them reenacting the Trojan War. At its culmination, Buford has Irving get into a trojan platypus. Phineas is GenreSavvy not to doesn't fall for it, but it proves to be a decoy as the war takes a turn into OutOfGenreExperience territory when Buford and Ferb appear with a Trojan T-Rex armed with modern day weapons that stomps on the platypus. Irving questions why Buford had him get in the platypus if they were going to destroy it.



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Hercules}}'' that depicts the Trojan War as a prank war between schools, the Greeks use this as their last trick. Surprisingly, the Trojans were shown to be GenreSavvy in this incarnation and push the horse over a cliff.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Hercules}}'' that depicts the Trojan War as a prank war between schools, the Greeks use this as their last trick. Surprisingly, the Trojans were shown to be GenreSavvy in this incarnation and push pushed the horse over a cliff.
6th Jan '17 11:12:05 AM dmcreif
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** When Omar wants to rob a Barksdale stash house and disguises himself as an old man in a wheelchair to gain entry, claiming to be related to the home's owner. He even has the [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy guards carry him up the stairs]] before he pulls out his shotgun.
** In season 3, the MCU is trying to track the Barksdales' burner phones, but it's impossible to get a tap on them because they replace them every two weeks. They get a line on Bernard, the runner assigned to make the pickup runs and who is buying them in packs of two at each store to avoid suspicion, much to his girlfriend Squeak's annoyance. The MCU has Bubbles (who doesn't know Bernard, but used to know Squeak) approach Squeak and claim that he can hook them up with a black market cellphone salesman who can cheaply sell them burner phones in bulk for a low discount. Said black market cellphone salesman is Lester Freamon, who through his smooth talking, is able to sell pre-tapped burners to Bernard and Squeak.

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** When In "All Due Respect," [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJFr8Q1Tx10 Omar wants to rob Little gets into a Barksdale stash house and disguises himself house]] [[ObfuscatingDisability disguised as an old man in a wheelchair to gain entry, wheelchair]], claiming to be related to the home's owner. He even has the [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy guards carry him up the stairs]] before he pulls out his shotgun.
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--->'''Stash Guard:''' Hey, yo, Omar. Yo, [[TitleDrop all due respect]], but this, right here? This a Barksdale joint, man.
--->'''Omar Little:''' *GlassesPull* [[DeadpanSnarker Do tell.]]
** In season 3, the MCU Major Crimes Unit is trying to track the Barksdales' Barksdale gang's burner phones, but it's impossible to get a tap on them because they replace them every two weeks. They get a line on [=McNulty=] and Greggs find out that Bernard, the runner assigned to make the pickup runs and who runs, is buying them in packs of two at each store to avoid suspicion, which is much to his girlfriend Squeak's annoyance. The MCU unit has Kima's informant Bubbles (who doesn't know Bernard, but used to know Squeak) approach Squeak and claim claiming that he can hook them up with a black market cellphone salesman who can cheaply sell them burner phones in bulk for a low discount. Said black "black market cellphone salesman salesman" is actually an undercover Lester Freamon, who through his smooth "Cool Lester Smooth" talking, is able to sell pre-tapped burners to Bernard and Squeak.
29th Nov '16 10:38:22 AM TheRoguePenguin
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* Happens in ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' episode "Trojan Koopa". Instead of a horse, Mario, Luigi and Toad build a giant wooden statue of King Koopa himself, banking on his ego to take the bait. Adding to the trick is that earlier they grabbed two of his Troopas and sent them out to sea with a dummy to make it look like they were giving up. Actually, the Troopas returned to the island to pummel the plumbers but Princess Toadstool used a starman to turn her pretty in pink formal gown into a red, white and blue formal gown to wipe them out and to free her friends. Happy 4th of July, Princess Toadstool.

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* Happens in ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' episode "Trojan Koopa". Instead of a horse, Mario, Luigi and Toad build a giant wooden statue of King Koopa himself, banking on his ego to take the bait. Adding to the trick is that earlier they grabbed two of his Troopas and sent them out to sea with a dummy to make it look like they were giving up. Actually, the Troopas returned to the island to pummel the plumbers but Princess Toadstool used a starman to turn her pretty in pink formal gown into a red, white and blue formal gown to wipe them out and to free her friends. Happy 4th of July, Princess Toadstool.
25th Nov '16 1:09:18 PM girlsaloudfan1000
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* Happens in ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' episode "Trojan Koopa". Instead of a horse, Mario, Luigi and Toad build a giant wooden statue of King Koopa himself, banking on his ego to take the bait. Adding to the trick is that earlier they grabbed two of his Troopas and sent them out to sea with a dummy to make it look like they were giving up.

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* Happens in ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' episode "Trojan Koopa". Instead of a horse, Mario, Luigi and Toad build a giant wooden statue of King Koopa himself, banking on his ego to take the bait. Adding to the trick is that earlier they grabbed two of his Troopas and sent them out to sea with a dummy to make it look like they were giving up. Actually, the Troopas returned to the island to pummel the plumbers but Princess Toadstool used a starman to turn her pretty in pink formal gown into a red, white and blue formal gown to wipe them out and to free her friends. Happy 4th of July, Princess Toadstool.
29th Oct '16 11:42:59 AM nombretomado
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* A ploy like this is responsible for ''the continued existence of video games as a medium''. After TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983, stores were reluctant to sell consoles, or even anything that looked like a console because everybody was sick of them, and people wouldn't buy what they were sick of. Then along came Creator/{{Nintendo}}, marketing the VideoGame/RoboticOperatingBuddy as a conventional toy and allegedly providing the [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] as a bonus instead of [[RevenueEnhancingDevices the other way around]]. While the R.O.B unit itself was nothing special, the ruse allowed the NES to enter everyone's homes and made people realize that the medium was, in fact, not so dead after all. This is listed as #5 on Website/GameSpy's Top 25 Smartest Moments in Interactive Entertainment.

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* A ploy like this is responsible for ''the continued existence of video games as a medium''. After TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983, UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983, stores were reluctant to sell consoles, or even anything that looked like a console because everybody was sick of them, and people wouldn't buy what they were sick of. Then along came Creator/{{Nintendo}}, marketing the VideoGame/RoboticOperatingBuddy as a conventional toy and allegedly providing the [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] as a bonus instead of [[RevenueEnhancingDevices the other way around]]. While the R.O.B unit itself was nothing special, the ruse allowed the NES to enter everyone's homes and made people realize that the medium was, in fact, not so dead after all. This is listed as #5 on Website/GameSpy's Top 25 Smartest Moments in Interactive Entertainment.
7th Oct '16 1:16:30 AM jamespolk
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* ''[[WesternAnimation/SpeedyGonzales1955 Speedy Gonzalez]]'': Sylvester is trying to keep Speedy out of the cheese factory. At one point Sylvester braces himself to catch Speedy, only to have a baseball thrown at him instead. An irritated Sylvester then flings the baseball into the cheese factory. Speedy is inside the hollowed-out baseball.
20th Sep '16 4:18:44 AM JackG
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* ''WebVideo/StarWarsDownunder''. The evil Darth Drongo is trying to steal all the beer on the planet, so our heroes hide themselves in barrels of Amber Fluid so they can be smuggled into his fortified brewery.
18th Aug '16 8:14:56 AM dmcreif
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** The time that Lester Freamon slickly manage to sell pre-tapped cell phones to Bernard, the Barksdale soldier responsible for picking up phones for the crew, using Bubbles (who doesn't know Bernard, but used to know Bernard's pal Squeak), and with Lester pretending to be a black market cellphone salesman.

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** The time that Lester Freamon slickly manage In season 3, the MCU is trying to sell pre-tapped cell phones track the Barksdales' burner phones, but it's impossible to get a tap on them because they replace them every two weeks. They get a line on Bernard, the Barksdale soldier responsible for picking up phones for runner assigned to make the crew, using pickup runs and who is buying them in packs of two at each store to avoid suspicion, much to his girlfriend Squeak's annoyance. The MCU has Bubbles (who doesn't know Bernard, but used to know Bernard's pal Squeak), Squeak) approach Squeak and claim that he can hook them up with Lester pretending to be a black market cellphone salesman.salesman who can cheaply sell them burner phones in bulk for a low discount. Said black market cellphone salesman is Lester Freamon, who through his smooth talking, is able to sell pre-tapped burners to Bernard and Squeak.
6th Aug '16 2:24:35 PM dmcreif
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** The time that Lester Freamon slickly sells the entire drug ring pre-tapped cell phones.

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** The time that Lester Freamon slickly sells the entire drug ring manage to sell pre-tapped cell phones.phones to Bernard, the Barksdale soldier responsible for picking up phones for the crew, using Bubbles (who doesn't know Bernard, but used to know Bernard's pal Squeak), and with Lester pretending to be a black market cellphone salesman.
28th Jul '16 5:37:14 PM Someoneman
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* In the StarWars novel [[Literature/XWingSeries Wraith Squadron]], the titular squadron uses a captured pocket carrier to ambush a Star Destroyer in a [[AwesomeMoments rather awesome fashion]].

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* In the StarWars novel [[Literature/XWingSeries Wraith Squadron]], the titular squadron uses a captured pocket carrier to ambush a Star Destroyer in a [[AwesomeMoments rather awesome fashion]]. Destroyer.
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