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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.
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]].
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