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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.
5th Jul '16 3:52:59 PM dmcreif
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** When Rawls is frustrated by the Major Crimes Unit, he sends in Lieutenant Marimow to [[TyrantTakesTheHelm take over command]] and disrupt the unit from within. Marimow forces the unit to focus on "street rips," which is the exact thing the unit was created to get away from, rendering the MCU useless. Rawls even calls him "Marimow, my Trojan Horse."

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** Lieutenant Charles Marimow. When Rawls is frustrated by the Major Crimes Unit, he sends in Lieutenant Unit is causing problems for Rawls, Rawls has Marimow to [[TyrantTakesTheHelm take over command]] and disrupt the unit from within. Marimow forces the unit to focus on "street rips," which is the exact thing the unit was created to get away from, rendering the MCU useless. Rawls even calls him "Marimow, my Trojan Horse."Horse," making clear that he uses Marimow to break up any unit causing problems for him.



** When Freamon slickly sells the entire drug ring pre-tapped cell phones.

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** When The time that Lester Freamon slickly sells the entire drug ring pre-tapped cell phones.
5th Jun '16 7:59:15 AM Discar
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->'''James Hacker:''' "I don't intend to look a gift horse in the mouth."\\
'''Sir Humphrey Applebey:''' "I put it to you, Minister, that you are looking a Trojan horse in the mouth!"\\
'''James Hacker:''' "If we look closely at this gift horse, we'll find it full of Trojans?"\\
'''Bernard Woolley:''' "If you had looked a Trojan horse in the mouth, Minister, you'd have found Greeks inside. Well the point is, it was the Greeks who gave the Trojan horse to the Trojans, so technically, it wasn't a Trojan horse at all, it was a Greek horse."

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->'''James Hacker:''' "I I don't intend to look a gift horse in the mouth."\\
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'''Sir Humphrey Applebey:''' "I I put it to you, Minister, that you are looking a Trojan horse in the mouth!"\\
mouth!\\
'''James Hacker:''' "If If we look closely at this gift horse, we'll find it full of Trojans?"\\
Trojans?\\
'''Bernard Woolley:''' "If If you had looked a Trojan horse in the mouth, Minister, you'd have found Greeks inside. Well the point is, it was the Greeks who gave the Trojan horse to the Trojans, so technically, it wasn't a Trojan horse at all, it was a Greek horse."



-->"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..."

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-->"Way -->'''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..."



-->'''Ephebian Sergeant:''' Look, soldier, anyone bloody stupid enough to think we're going to drag a lot of horses full of soldiers back to our city is certainly daft enough to drag ''ours'' all the way back to ''theirs''. [=QED=].

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-->'''Ephebian --->'''Ephebian Sergeant:''' Look, soldier, anyone bloody stupid enough to think we're going to drag a lot of horses full of soldiers back to our city is certainly daft enough to drag ''ours'' all the way back to ''theirs''. [=QED=].



---> '''Shin Yodama''': A new variant on the old Trojan horse strategy. Instead of letting them take the horse into their castle, we had to lure them into the herd, but it worked nonetheless.

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---> --> '''Shin Yodama''': A new variant on the old Trojan horse strategy. Instead of letting them take the horse into their castle, we had to lure them into the herd, but it worked nonetheless.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' 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.

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
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In the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' 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.



-->'''Buford''': [[ItAmusedMe Leave me my simple pleasures]].

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-->'''Buford''': --->'''Buford''': [[ItAmusedMe Leave me my simple pleasures]].
11th May '16 6:24:54 AM jormis29
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* In ''{{Exalted}}'', one of the [[EvilOverlord Deathlords]], the Lover Clad in the Raiment of Tears, constructed a [[HumongousMecha noble warstrider]] for the sole purpose of allowing the government of Lookshy to capture it and take it to their capital. Apparently, it contains a booby trap that, when triggered, will turn most of the country into a [[{{Mordor}} shadowland]], allowing her legions to swoop in and conquer the whole place with hardly a shot fired. She hasn't triggered it yet, though, because she's BrilliantButLazy.

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* In ''{{Exalted}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', one of the [[EvilOverlord Deathlords]], the Lover Clad in the Raiment of Tears, constructed a [[HumongousMecha noble warstrider]] for the sole purpose of allowing the government of Lookshy to capture it and take it to their capital. Apparently, it contains a booby trap that, when triggered, will turn most of the country into a [[{{Mordor}} shadowland]], allowing her legions to swoop in and conquer the whole place with hardly a shot fired. She hasn't triggered it yet, though, because she's BrilliantButLazy.
5th May '16 2:47:36 PM morenohijazo
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* ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'': In 'Los Mercenarios' ("The Mercenaries"), Mortadelo and Filemón attempt this to access the titular mercenaries' camp. Needless to say, [[GoneHorriblyWrong the mercenaries use the horse to practice shooting]].
30th Mar '16 9:11:48 PM PKMN37
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* OutlawStar: In the episode ''Law and Lawlessness'', a beat up civilian ship is used to invade the private security stronghold.
7th Mar '16 9:43:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/TheChasersWarOnEverything'' attempted towing a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs3SfNANtig literal Trojan horse]] (containing Chas dressed as a Greek soldier) into a number of secure locations. They got into a surprising number. Except for, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilariously enough]], the Turkish embassy in Sydney. [[spoiler:[[DontExplainTheJoke Troy was in what is now Turkey.]]]]

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* ''Series/TheChasersWarOnEverything'' attempted towing a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs3SfNANtig literal Trojan horse]] (containing Chas dressed as a Greek soldier) into a number of secure locations. They got into a surprising number. Except for, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilariously enough]], enough, the Turkish embassy in Sydney. [[spoiler:[[DontExplainTheJoke Troy was in what is now Turkey.]]]]



** 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]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny carry him up the stairs]] before he pulls out his shotgun.
** When Freamon slickly [[CrowningMomentofAwesome sells the entire drug ring pre-tapped cell phones.]]

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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]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny guards carry him up the stairs]] before he pulls out his shotgun.
** When Freamon slickly [[CrowningMomentofAwesome sells the entire drug ring pre-tapped cell phones.]]
7th Mar '16 9:42:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheChasersWarOnEverything'' attempted towing a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs3SfNANtig literal Trojan horse]] (containing Chas dressed as a Greek soldier) into a number of secure locations. They got into a surprising number. Except for, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilariously enough]], the Turkish embassy in Sydney. [[spoiler:[[DontExplainTheJoke Troy was in what is now Turkey.]]]]

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* ''TheChasersWarOnEverything'' ''Series/TheChasersWarOnEverything'' attempted towing a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs3SfNANtig literal Trojan horse]] (containing Chas dressed as a Greek soldier) into a number of secure locations. They got into a surprising number. Except for, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilariously enough]], the Turkish embassy in Sydney. [[spoiler:[[DontExplainTheJoke Troy was in what is now Turkey.]]]]



* {{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.

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* {{Sharpe}} 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.



* On ''{{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.

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* On ''{{NUMB3RS}}'', ''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.



* The final episode of {{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.

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* The final episode of {{Leverage}} 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.



* ''TheWire'' has a few examples.

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* ''TheWire'' ''Series/TheWire'' has a few examples.
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