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* WebVideo/{{Decker}}: One of Decker's missions involve him using the band Dekkar (actor Tim's WebVideo/{{OnCinema}} band) as a cover to get into a party where a terrorist group is attending.
19th May '17 7:31:54 AM xcountryguy
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* In ''Fanfic/{{Renegade}}'', the Scrin [[spoiler: assault and mind-control a turian cruiser while it is isolated in the Widow nebula]] in order to get close enough to the Citadel to [[spoiler: teleport troops into the GDI embassy to kill Tali and Shepard.]]

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* In ''Fanfic/{{Renegade}}'', the Scrin [[spoiler: assault [[spoiler:assault and mind-control a turian cruiser while it is isolated in the Widow nebula]] in order to get close enough to the Citadel to [[spoiler: teleport [[spoiler:teleport troops into the GDI embassy to kill Tali and Shepard.]]



* ''Film/{{Troy}}''. Well, [[CaptainObvious Duh.]]
* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' film. The title ship was disguised while [[spoiler:running the gauntlet through the Reaver ships]].

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* ''Film/{{Troy}}''. Well, [[CaptainObvious Duh.]]
In ''Film/BuffaloSoldiers'' a rival army faction sneaks into a defended base during a war game by hiding in trucks delivering breakfast.
* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' film. The title ship was disguised In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', Joker smuggles himself into the headquarters of Gambol (a rival mobster who's placed a bounty on Joker's head) by wrapping himself in trash bags, then playing dead while [[spoiler:running his mooks carry him in claiming they've killed him and want to claim the gauntlet through the Reaver ships]].bounty.



* The final ploy of the heroes of ''Film/IndependenceDay'' was to send two of their men to TheMothership in a captured alien fighter to upload a virus. Went well, up until they tried to leave...
* In ''Film/IronMan3'' an EliteMook gains access to Air Force One by wearing the Iron Patriot suit to disguise his identity. The film even refers to this move as a Trojan Horse.
* ''Film/MomAndDadSaveTheWorld'' uses a giant bust of the BigBad. The BigBad, being an [[TooDumbToLive idiot]] like [[PlanetOfHats everyone else on the planet]] only thinks that the bust got his face wrong, and has it brought in just so people can tell the difference. This particular Trojan Horse scheme hits a little snag since the native rebels forgot to include a way out of the bust after sealing themselves inside it (again, planet of idiots).
* In ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'', Sir Bedevere devises a slight variation to infiltrate the French castle, involving a wooden rabbit. He only gets one little detail wrong -- [[spoiler:he forgets that there should be somebody inside it.]] Just as well, [[spoiler:since the French catapulted it back out.]]
-->'''Bedevere:''' Um, l-look, if we built this large, wooden badger...



** Used twice in ''Thirteen''. First to [[spoiler: sneak a camera and computer connection into the baddy's office]] and later to [[spoiler: get a magnetron into the computer core]].
* In ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'', Sir Bedevere devises a slight variation to infiltrate the French castle, involving a wooden rabbit. He only gets one little detail wrong -- [[spoiler:he forgets that there should be somebody inside it.]] Just as well, [[spoiler:since the French catapulted it back out.]]
-->'''Bedevere:''' Um, l-look, if we built this large, wooden badger...
* In ''Film/TheThomasCrownAffair1999'', thieves sneak into a museum inside a greek statue of a horse (though, it isn't wooden). It's delivered as an upcoming exhibit. For bonus points, it was actually a Greco-Roman horse.
* ''Film/WhiteHeat'' has Cody Jarrett and his gang using an empty tanker truck to smuggle themselves into a chemical plant so they can rob its payroll office. Cody lampshades this by mentioning that he got the idea from a story his mother had told him:
-->'''Cody:''' Way back there was a whole army tryin' to knock over a place called Troy and gettin' nowhere fast. Couldn't even put a dent in the walls. And, uh, one mornin', one mornin' the people of Troy wake up, look over the walls and the attackin' army's disappeared. Men, boats, the works. Taken the powder. But they left one thing after them: a great big wooden horse. And, according to Ma...
* The final ploy of the heroes of ''Film/IndependenceDay'' was to send two of their men to TheMothership in a captured alien fighter to upload a virus. Went well, up until they tried to leave...
* ''Film/MomAndDadSaveTheWorld'' uses a giant bust of the BigBad. The BigBad, being an [[TooDumbToLive idiot]] like [[PlanetOfHats everyone else on the planet]] only thinks that the bust got his face wrong, and has it brought in just so people can tell the difference. This particular Trojan Horse scheme hits a little snag since the native rebels forgot to include a way out of the bust after sealing themselves inside it (again, planet of idiots).

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** Used twice in ''Thirteen''. First to [[spoiler: sneak [[spoiler:sneak a camera and computer connection into the baddy's office]] and later to [[spoiler: get [[spoiler:get a magnetron into the computer core]].
* In ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'', Sir Bedevere devises a slight variation to infiltrate the French castle, involving a wooden rabbit. He only gets one little detail wrong -- [[spoiler:he forgets that there should be somebody inside it.]] Just as well, [[spoiler:since the French catapulted it back out.]]
-->'''Bedevere:''' Um, l-look, if we built this large, wooden badger...
* In ''Film/TheThomasCrownAffair1999'', thieves sneak into a museum inside a greek statue of a horse (though, it isn't wooden). It's delivered as an upcoming exhibit. For bonus points, it was actually a Greco-Roman horse.
* ''Film/WhiteHeat'' has Cody Jarrett and his gang using an empty tanker truck to smuggle themselves into a chemical plant so they can rob its payroll office. Cody lampshades this by mentioning that he got the idea from a story his mother had told him:
-->'''Cody:''' Way back there was a whole army tryin' to knock over a place called Troy and gettin' nowhere fast. Couldn't even put a dent in the walls. And, uh, one mornin', one mornin' the people of Troy wake up, look over the walls and the attackin' army's disappeared. Men, boats, the works. Taken the powder. But they left one thing after them: a great big wooden horse. And, according to Ma...
* The final ploy of the heroes of ''Film/IndependenceDay'' was to send two of their men to TheMothership in a captured alien fighter to upload a virus. Went well, up until they tried to leave...
* ''Film/MomAndDadSaveTheWorld'' uses a giant bust of the BigBad. The BigBad, being an [[TooDumbToLive idiot]] like [[PlanetOfHats everyone else on the planet]] only thinks that the bust got his face wrong, and has it brought in just so people can tell the difference. This particular Trojan Horse scheme hits a little snag since the native rebels forgot to include a way out of the bust after sealing themselves inside it (again, planet of idiots).
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* In ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', [[spoiler:Spock does beam over the 72 torpedos, but Khan's crew are no longer in them and the warheads are active]].
* In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', Joker smuggles himself into the headquarters of Gambol (a rival mobster who's placed a bounty on Joker's head) by wrapping himself in trash bags, then playing dead while his mooks carry him in claiming they've killed him and want to claim the bounty.

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* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' film. The title ship was disguised while [[spoiler:running the gauntlet through the Reaver ships]].
* In ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', [[spoiler:Spock does beam over the 72 torpedos, torpedoes, but Khan's crew are no longer in them and the warheads are active]].
* In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', Joker smuggles himself ''Film/TheThomasCrownAffair1999'', thieves sneak into a museum inside a Greek statue of a horse (though, it isn't wooden). It's delivered as an upcoming exhibit. For bonus points, it was actually a Greco-Roman horse.
* ''Film/{{Troy}}''. Well, [[CaptainObvious Duh.]]
* ''Film/WhiteHeat'' has Cody Jarrett and his gang using an empty tanker truck to smuggle themselves into a chemical plant so they can rob its payroll office. Cody lampshades this by mentioning that he got
the headquarters of Gambol (a rival mobster who's placed idea from a bounty on Joker's head) by wrapping himself in trash bags, then playing dead while story his mooks carry him in claiming they've killed him mother had told him:
-->'''Cody:''' Way back there was a whole army tryin' to knock over a place called Troy
and want to claim gettin' nowhere fast. Couldn't even put a dent in the bounty.walls. And, uh, one mornin', one mornin' the people of Troy wake up, look over the walls and the attackin' army's disappeared. Men, boats, the works. Taken the powder. But they left one thing after them: a great big wooden horse. And, according to Ma...



* Investigating the casino robbery in "Suckers", the ''{{Series/CSI}}'' crew soon discover that a thief had been hiding inside a replica suit of antique Japanese armor, which was placed in the secure room with other valuables. [[spoiler: Subverted in that the casino's owner had actually arranged the theft himself, so only ''acted'' like he'd been fooled by the TrojanHorse tactic.]]

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* Investigating the casino robbery in "Suckers", the ''{{Series/CSI}}'' crew soon discover that a thief had been hiding inside a replica suit of antique Japanese armor, which was placed in the secure room with other valuables. [[spoiler: Subverted [[spoiler:Subverted in that the casino's owner had actually arranged the theft himself, so only ''acted'' like he'd been fooled by the TrojanHorse tactic.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'': BigBad Megabyte once hid himself in a fake upgrade during one of his bids to take control of Mainframe's Principal Office. Oddly enough, [[spoiler: he actually becomes a Trojan Horse virus in the last season granting him shapeshifting abilities]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'': BigBad Megabyte once hid himself in a fake upgrade during one of his bids to take control of Mainframe's Principal Office. Oddly enough, [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he actually becomes a Trojan Horse virus in the last season granting him shapeshifting abilities]].
16th May '17 10:07:46 AM nombretomado
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* In ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', Fei Wang wishes to make use of Syaoran's soul for one of his plans. His underling, [[spoiler:the cloned Syaoran]], pretends to kill him and give him the body. Just as the Fei Wang is about to receive the body, Syaoran proceeds to impale him with the underling's weapon.

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* In ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', Fei Wang wishes to make use of Syaoran's soul for one of his plans. His underling, [[spoiler:the cloned Syaoran]], pretends to kill him and give him the body. Just as the Fei Wang is about to receive the body, Syaoran proceeds to impale him with the underling's weapon.
5th May '17 12:20:58 PM dmcreif
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** In season 3, the Major Crimes Unit is trying to track the Barksdale gang's burner phones, but it's impossible to get a tap on them because they replace them every two weeks. [=McNulty=] and Greggs find out that Bernard, the runner assigned to make the pickup runs, is buying them in packs of two at each store to avoid suspicion, which is much to his girlfriend Squeak's annoyance. The unit has Kima's informant Bubbles (who doesn't know Bernard, but used to know Squeak) approach Squeak 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 market cellphone salesman" is actually an undercover Lester Freamon, who through his "Cool Lester Smooth" talking, is able to sell pre-tapped burners to Bernard and Squeak.

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** In season 3, the Major Crimes Unit is trying to track the Barksdale gang's burner phones, phones used by Avon Barksdale's gang, but it's impossible to get a tap on them because they replace them every two weeks. [=McNulty=] and Greggs find out that Bernard, the runner assigned to make the pickup runs, is buying them in packs of two at each store to avoid suspicion, which is much to his girlfriend Squeak's annoyance. The unit has Kima's informant Bubbles (who doesn't know Bernard, but used to know Squeak) approach Squeak 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 market cellphone salesman" is actually an undercover Lester Freamon, who through his "Cool Lester Smooth" talking, is able to sell pre-tapped burners to convince Bernard and Squeak.Squeak to bulk-buy pre-tapped phones.


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* ''Series/BetterCallSaul'': In "Sabrosito," Jimmy and Kim need to get pictures of Chuck's house to document his state of living for their case at the bar hearing. To do so, Kim secretly cancels an appointment Chuck has made to get his door repaired, and Jimmy sends Mike Ehrmantraut to the house at the time of the originally scheduled appointment. Mike then breaks out a drill, which is enough to cause the electromagnetically sensitive Chuck to panic and hide upstairs, but not to the point of shooing Mike away. Chuck had just exploited his own illness to get at Jimmy, and Jimmy is now acting in kind.
9th Apr '17 1:29:46 PM AthenaBlue
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'''Sir Humphrey Applebey:''' I put it to you, Minister, that you are looking a Trojan horse in the mouth!\\

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'''Sir Humphrey Applebey:''' Appleby:''' I put it to you, Minister, that you are looking a Trojan horse in the mouth!\\
9th Apr '17 1:29:34 PM AthenaBlue
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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 Heir to the Empire, Thrawn uses one in a clever application of a cloaking device. The (realistic) weakness of cloaking devices in his stories is that they are double blind and therefore difficult to use properly in conventional combat. He comes up with a clever solution: cloak the cargo bay and fill it with TIE fighters. Scanners would show the bay is empty and once they got into range the fighters could launch inside the enemy shipyard. It is only partially successful thanks to the timely intervention of Wedge and Rogue Squadron as well and Han, Luke and Lando.

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* ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'':
**
In the StarWars novel [[Literature/XWingSeries Wraith Squadron]], the titular squadron uses a captured pocket carrier to ambush a Star Destroyer.
** In Heir ''Heir to the Empire, Empire'', Thrawn uses one in a clever application of a cloaking device. The (realistic) weakness of cloaking devices in his stories is that they are double blind and therefore difficult to use properly in conventional combat. He comes up with a clever solution: cloak the cargo bay and fill it with TIE fighters. Scanners would show the bay is empty and once they got into range the fighters could launch inside the enemy shipyard. It is only partially successful thanks to the timely intervention of Wedge and Rogue Squadron as well and Han, Luke and Lando.



* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** In the serial "The Myth Makers", the Doctor is actually the one to suggest the idea of a giant wooden horse (after his earlier suggestion of catapults to fling the soldiers over the walls is rejected) after being captured by Odyessus during the Siege of Troy.
** The Axonite given to Earth by the Axons in "The Claws of Axos."
** Also deliberately invoked in "Underworld" and "The Armageddon Factor."
** Not to mention the several occasions on which the Tardis (with occupants) has been hauled into the stronghold of the opposition, either as a valuable piece of technology or merely a curiosity.
* ''Series/YesMinister'' episode Bed of Nails uses the term for a task that would mean political suicide for the clueless minister James Hacker, who has been duped into accepting the position. This leads to this page's opening quote. Next, he becomes confused with AncientGrome (since he did not attend {{Oxbridge}}).
-->'''Bernard Woolley''': Hence the tag "Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes", which you'll recall, is usually and somewhat inaccurately translated as "Beware of Greeks bearing gifts". Or doubtless you would have recalled had you not attended the LSE.\\
'''James Hacker''': Greek tags are all very well, but can we stick to the point?\\
'''Bernard Woolley''': No, the point is, Minister, just as the Trojan horse was Greek, what you call a Greek tag is, in fact, Latin. It's obvious, really: The Greeks would never suggest bewaring of themselves, if one can use such a participle, and it's clearly Latin not because "Timeo" ends in "o", as the Greek first person also ends in "o". No, there is a Greek word "Timao" meaning "I honour", but the "os" ending is a nominative singular termination of a second declension in Greek and an accusative plural in Latin, though actually Danaos is not only the Greek for Greek, it's also the Latin for Greek.
* The ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' episode [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Trojan Horse"]]. A guy gets into the evidence locker to tamper with evidence by hiding in the stuffing of a seat of a taxi made to look like a crime scene.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** In the serial "The Myth Makers", the Doctor is actually the one to suggest the idea of
Series/TheATeam once used a giant wooden horse (after his earlier suggestion of catapults to fling the soldiers over the walls is rejected) after being captured by Odyessus during the Siege of Troy.
** The Axonite given to Earth by the Axons in "The Claws of Axos."
** Also deliberately invoked in "Underworld" and "The Armageddon Factor."
** Not to mention the several occasions on which the Tardis (with occupants) has been hauled into the stronghold of the opposition, either as a valuable piece of technology or merely a curiosity.
* ''Series/YesMinister'' episode Bed of Nails uses the term for a task that would mean political suicide for the clueless minister James Hacker, who has been duped into accepting the position. This leads to this page's opening quote. Next, he becomes confused with AncientGrome (since he did not attend {{Oxbridge}}).
-->'''Bernard Woolley''': Hence the tag "Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes", which you'll recall, is usually and somewhat inaccurately translated as "Beware of Greeks bearing gifts". Or doubtless you would have recalled had you not attended the LSE.\\
'''James Hacker''': Greek tags are all very well, but can we stick to the point?\\
'''Bernard Woolley''': No, the point is, Minister, just as the
Trojan horse was Greek, what you call Whiskey Delivery Truck to get inside a Greek tag is, in fact, Latin. It's obvious, really: The Greeks would never suggest bewaring convent that had been taken over by South American Guerrillas (who had just run out of themselves, if one can use such a participle, and it's clearly Latin not because "Timeo" ends in "o", as the Greek first person also ends in "o". No, there is a Greek word "Timao" meaning "I honour", but the "os" ending is a nominative singular termination of a second declension in Greek and an accusative plural in Latin, though actually Danaos is not only the Greek for Greek, it's also the Latin for Greek.
* The ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' episode [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Trojan Horse"]]. A guy gets into the evidence locker to tamper with evidence by hiding in the stuffing of a seat of a taxi made to look like a crime scene.
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* Part of TheCaper in the ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' episode "Liars, Guns and Money" involves hiding Rigel in a cargo container then depositing the container in the bank they are intending to rob.
* Series/{{Sharpe}} and the Chosen Men did this at least twice. Once with the youngest of their number groaning on a stretcher while the French-speaker shouted about cholera, once with Harper covered in blood from a pulled tooth and pretending to be mortally wounded until the time came to attack.
* Series/TheATeam once used a Trojan Whiskey Delivery Truck to get inside a convent that had been taken over by South American Guerrillas (who had just run out of booze).
* On ''Series/{{NUMB3RS}}'', a group of criminals plan to kill a prisoner who is about to turn state's evidence. Their plot involves an overly complicated scheme that first involves killing power to sections of LA to cause the prison to run their generators out of fuel. As more fuel is required, the criminals hide inside the fuel truck to plan their entry into the prison. However FridgeLogic kicks in when you realize that the tanker was empty. Apparently the prison guards [[TheGuardsAreCrazy fail]] to check the inside of the truck or even tap the side to see it is empty.



* One story on ''Urban Legends'' featured a midget thief who robbed bus passengers by hiding in a large duffel bag, which an accomplice set out with other riders' luggage for the driver to stash in the cargo bins.
* The final episode of Series/{{Leverage}} features a trojan murder investigation: the team fakes their own deaths, then attaches themselves to the investigation leading to said deaths (which allows them free access to a room they were unable to break into on their own). Sterling references this explicitly, calling ''himself'' a trojan horse after realizing he'd been duped into unlocking that room and letting them in.
** An earlier episode featured a variation. When [[PlayfulHacker Hardison]] is captured, the villainous executive assumes that there is no possible way that the incriminating files he had just finished deleting could now get out. While Hardison and his hard drive had no way out that didn't apply to the executive and his cell phone, which Hardison had just finished downloading the files to before he was captured. [[ClassyCatBurglar Parker]] manages to lift the phone after Hardison convinces him to go outside. There was also the fact that while the incriminating files were the original objective, they weren't the most valuable thing on those servers, that would be the food patents that the company owned. [[TheChessmaster Nate]] is able to use those to leverage the executive into turning himself in.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E3TheMythMakers "The Myth Makers"]], the Doctor is actually the one to suggest the idea of a giant wooden horse (after his earlier suggestion of catapults to fling the soldiers over the walls is rejected) after being captured by Odyessus during the Siege of Troy.
** The Axonite given to Earth by the Axons in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E3TheClawsOfAxos "The Claws of Axos"]].
** Also deliberately invoked in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E5Underworld "Underworld"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E6TheArmageddonFactor "The Armageddon Factor"]].
** Not to mention the several occasions on which the TARDIS (with occupants) has been hauled into the stronghold of the opposition, either as a valuable piece of technology or merely a curiosity.
* Part of TheCaper in the ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' episode "Liars, Guns and Money" involves hiding Rigel in a cargo container then depositing the container in the bank they are intending to rob.
* The final episode of ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' features a trojan murder investigation: the team fakes their own deaths, then attaches themselves to the investigation leading to said deaths (which allows them free access to a room they were unable to break into on their own). Sterling references this explicitly, calling ''himself'' a trojan horse after realizing he'd been duped into unlocking that room and letting them in.
** An earlier episode featured a variation. When [[PlayfulHacker Hardison]] is captured, the villainous executive assumes that there is no possible way that the incriminating files he had just finished deleting could now get out. While Hardison and his hard drive had no way out that didn't apply to the executive and his cell phone, which Hardison had just finished downloading the files to before he was captured. [[ClassyCatBurglar Parker]] manages to lift the phone after Hardison convinces him to go outside. There was also the fact that while the incriminating files were the original objective, they weren't the most valuable thing on those servers, that would be the food patents that the company owned. [[TheChessmaster Nate]] is able to use those to leverage the executive into turning himself in.
* The ''Series/MissionImpossible'' team uses tricks like this to get people or equipment into or out of the area they are operating in, regularly.
* The ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' episode [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Trojan Horse"]]. A guy gets into the evidence locker to tamper with evidence by hiding in the stuffing of a seat of a taxi made to look like a crime scene.
* On ''Series/{{NUMB3RS}}'', a group of criminals plan to kill a prisoner who is about to turn state's evidence. Their plot involves an overly complicated scheme that first involves killing power to sections of LA to cause the prison to run their generators out of fuel. As more fuel is required, the criminals hide inside the fuel truck to plan their entry into the prison. However FridgeLogic kicks in when you realize that the tanker was empty. Apparently the prison guards [[TheGuardsAreCrazy fail]] to check the inside of the truck or even tap the side to see it is empty.
* Series/{{Sharpe}} and the Chosen Men did this at least twice. Once with the youngest of their number groaning on a stretcher while the French-speaker shouted about cholera, once with Harper covered in blood from a pulled tooth and pretending to be mortally wounded until the time came to attack.
* One story on ''Urban Legends'' featured a midget thief who robbed bus passengers by hiding in a large duffel bag, which an accomplice set out with other riders' luggage for the driver to stash in the cargo bins.



* The ''Series/MissionImpossible'' team uses tricks like this to get people or equipment into or out of the area they are operating in, regularly.

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* The ''Series/MissionImpossible'' team ''Series/YesMinister'' episode "Bed of Nails" uses tricks like the term for a task that would mean political suicide for the clueless minister James Hacker, who has been duped into accepting the position. This leads to this to get people or equipment into or out of page's opening quote. Next, he becomes confused with AncientGrome (since he did not attend {{Oxbridge}}).
-->'''Bernard Woolley''': Hence
the area they tag "Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes", which you'll recall, is usually and somewhat inaccurately translated as "Beware of Greeks bearing gifts". Or doubtless you would have recalled had you not attended the LSE.\\
'''James Hacker''': Greek tags
are operating in, regularly.all very well, but can we stick to the point?\\
'''Bernard Woolley''': No, the point is, Minister, just as the Trojan horse was Greek, what you call a Greek tag is, in fact, Latin. It's obvious, really: The Greeks would never suggest bewaring of themselves, if one can use such a participle, and it's clearly Latin not because "Timeo" ends in "o", as the Greek first person also ends in "o". No, there is a Greek word "Timao" meaning "I honour", but the "os" ending is a nominative singular termination of a second declension in Greek and an accusative plural in Latin, though actually Danaos is not only the Greek for Greek, it's also the Latin for Greek.
9th Apr '17 1:24:30 PM AthenaBlue
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AngryBirdsToons'' episode "Trojan Egg", Chef Pig builds a huge wooden egg and put King Pig in it to steal the birds eggs. The birds are not fooled, but the pigs are when they send it back.
* ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''. The Rescue Rangers have an Easter basket that turns into a tank. And since Everything's Better With Pineapples, they use a hollowed-out one to spy on Fat Cat.
* This is attempted in the ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' episode "Operation: C.A.K.E.D.-F.I.V.E." with Sector V hiding in a wooden cake, to sneak in the birthday party of the Delightful Children from Down the Lane. However, most of the team is diverted by the main plot of the episode, leaving only Numbuh Four inside, who eventually goes crazy from not eating anything as he waits all day for the Delightful Children to check the front gate.
* The title characters of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' use one in the form of a giant, fake pull-string doll to sneak back into Ed's house after being kicked out by Sarah and Jimmy. Not surprisingly, it's not convincing enough to fool Sarah and instead of going back into the house, the Eds end up at the top of a lamppost.
* 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 in this incarnation [[NotHisSled managed to see through the ruse and pushed the horse over a cliff]].
* 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 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.



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'' that parodies Greek Mythology, after seeing the myth of this, Piggy constructs a trojan chicken to get at Gonzo who is barricaded in the closet.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
** In the episode "Phineas and Ferb Get Busted", Candace and Jeremy build Trojan statues of themselves in an attempt to get the boys out of the military school they're being held prisoner in. When the sergeant running the place doesn't buy it, they instead make a statue of the sergeant, The sergeant didn't bring it inside since he already had a ton of wooden statues of himself in his yard.
** Another episode shows them reenacting the Trojan War. At its culmination, Buford has Irving get into a trojan platypus. Phineas 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.
--->'''Buford''': [[ItAmusedMe Leave me my simple pleasures]].
* ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'': BigBad Megabyte once hid himself in a fake upgrade during one of his bids to take control of Mainframe's Principal Office. Oddly enough, [[spoiler: he actually becomes a Trojan Horse virus in the last season granting him shapeshifting abilities]].
* Happened once in ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', with TJ's gang trying to recapture their fort from Lawson, by hiding in a home-made ''submarine''.
-->'''Bully:''' Didn't somebody once say beware of geeks bearing gifts?
* ''WesternAnimation/SheZow'' had Guy Hamdon hiding inside a giant Coldfinger statue to trick his archnemesis into giving it to himself prior to rescuing Kelly (his big sister) from a active volcano (while using his pink lightsaber).



* Invoked in at least two episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'': one where Gargamel hides inside a giant hollow state of Papa Smurf so that the Smurfs would be lured into bringing him into the village, and another where the Smurfs themselves hide inside a hobbyhorse in order to rescue Smurfette from a spoiled little girl during their time travels.
* ''[[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.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': In "Pursuit of Peace", sabotage droids are delivered to Coruscant disguised as cleaning droids.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS2E14Homecoming "Homecoming"]], a rebel strike team gets onboard an Imperial carrier via a stolen TIE bomber and a [[WoundedGazelleGambit staged attack by two A-Wings]].
* 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.



* ''WesternAnimation/SheZow'' had Guy Hamdon hiding inside a giant Coldfinger statue to trick his archnemesis into giving it to himself prior to rescuing Kelly (his big sister) from a active volcano (while using his pink lightsaber).
* Happened once in ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', with TJ's gang trying to recapture their fort from Lawson, by hiding in a home-made ''submarine''.
-->'''Bully:''' Didn't somebody once say beware of geeks bearing gifts?
* 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 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.
* ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''. The Rescue Rangers have an Easter basket that turns into a tank. And since Everything's Better With Pineapples, they use a hollowed-out one to spy on Fat Cat.
* ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'': BigBad Megabyte once hid himself in a fake upgrade during one of his bids to take control of Mainframe's Principal Office. Oddly enough, [[spoiler: he actually becomes a Trojan Horse virus in the last season granting him shapeshifting abilities]].
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': Sabotage Droids get delivered to Coruscant under the guise of simple cleaning droids.
* 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.
* This is attempted in the ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' episode "Operation: C.A.K.E.D.-F.I.V.E." with Sector V hiding in a wooden cake, to sneak in the birthday party of the Delightful Children from Down the Lane. However, most of the team is diverted by the main plot of the episode, leaving only Numbuh Four inside, who eventually goes crazy from not eating anything as he waits all day for the Delightful Children to check the front gate.
* Invoked in at least two episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'': one where Gargamel hides inside a giant hollow state of Papa Smurf so that the Smurfs would be lured into bringing him into the village, and another where the Smurfs themselves hide inside a hobbyhorse in order to rescue Smurfette from a spoiled little girl during their time travels.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
** In the episode "Phineas and Ferb Get Busted", Candace and Jeremy build Trojan statues of themselves in an attempt to get the boys out of the military school they're being held prisoner in. When the sergeant running the place doesn't buy it, they instead make a statue of the sergeant, The sergeant didn't bring it inside since he already had a ton of wooden statues of himself in his yard.
** Another episode shows them reenacting the Trojan War. At its culmination, Buford has Irving get into a trojan platypus. Phineas 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.
--->'''Buford''': [[ItAmusedMe Leave me my simple pleasures]].
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AngryBirdsToons'' episode "Trojan Egg", Chef Pig builds a huge wooden egg and put King Pig in it to steal the birds eggs. The birds are not fooled, but the pigs are when they send it back.
* Done in ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'', but with a twist; Jack Spicer sends the heroes a giant statue of him holding a fruit basket, but the Dragons, citing this trope, break apart the statue. However, Jack wasn't in the statue- he was hiding in the ''fruit basket!''



* The title characters of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' use one in the form of a giant, fake pull-string doll to sneak back into Ed's house after being kicked out by Sarah and Jimmy. Not surprisingly, it's not convincing enough to fool Sarah and instead of going back into the house, the Eds end up at the top of a lamppost.



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'' that parodies Greek Mythology, after seeing the myth of this, Piggy constructs a trojan chicken to get at Gonzo who is barricaded in the closet.
* 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 in this incarnation [[NotHisSled managed to see through the ruse and pushed the horse over a cliff]].
* ''[[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.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'' that parodies Greek Mythology, after seeing Done in ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'', but with a twist; Jack Spicer sends the myth heroes a giant statue of this, Piggy constructs him holding a trojan chicken to get at Gonzo who is barricaded fruit basket, but the Dragons, citing this trope, break apart the statue. However, Jack wasn't in the closet.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Hercules}}'' that depicts
statue- he was hiding in the Trojan War as a prank war between schools, the Greeks use this as their last trick. Surprisingly, the Trojans in this incarnation [[NotHisSled managed to see through the ruse and pushed the horse over a cliff]].
* ''[[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.
''fruit basket!''


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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 in this incarnation pushed 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 in this incarnation [[NotHisSled managed to see through the ruse and pushed the horse over a cliff.cliff]].
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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.
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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.
gun.
--->'''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.
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