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29th Aug '17 10:26:05 PM PaulA
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* In ''Series/StrangerThings'', the MenInBlack operate out of white vans, while pretending to be checking the power lines and street lights.

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* In ''Series/StrangerThings'', the MenInBlack TheMenInBlack operate out of white vans, while pretending to be checking the power lines and street lights.
12th Aug '17 4:47:34 AM Arivne
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}''. In the 1973-74 episode "The Balloon People", Dr. Noah Tall and Twisty use a van called the "Snoop Wagon" to spy on the title characters. Bonus points for having an exterior radar dish and extendable telescope.
8th Jul '17 5:49:26 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oSgAcT_g2w this commercial]] for Energizer batteries, a MadScientist working for the Supervolt battery company uses a van for "Ed's Diaper Service" as a cover for his laboratory. He creates a robotic female rabbit with a bomb inside to chase and blow up the Energizer Bunny, and tracks them from inside his van. Thanks to the short life of the Supervolt battery the bombshell bunny runs on, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard his van ends up in ruins]].
25th Jun '17 9:39:13 AM Odacon_Spy
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** At a couple points in the ''San Andreas'' mission "Wear Flowers in Your Hair", [[NewAgeRetroHippy The Truth]] will tell CJ to drive to an out-of-the-way location, then order him to think about some random object until a strange van passes by. When asked for an explanation, The Truth will only mention that "[[MindProbe sub-dermal neurophones]]" are involved.

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** At a couple points in the ''San Andreas'' mission "Wear Flowers in Your Hair", [[NewAgeRetroHippy [[NewAgeRetroHippie The Truth]] will tell CJ to drive to an out-of-the-way location, then order him to think about some random object until a strange van passes by. When asked for an explanation, The Truth will only mention that "[[MindProbe sub-dermal neurophones]]" are involved.
25th Jun '17 9:38:32 AM Odacon_Spy
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** At a couple points in the ''San Andreas'' mission "Wear Flowers in Your Hair", [[NewAgeRetroHippy The Truth]] will tell CJ to drive to an out-of-the-way location, then order him to think about some random object until a strange van passes by. When asked for an explanation, The Truth will only mention that "[[MindProbe sub-dermal neurophones]]" are involved.
16th May '17 7:15:07 AM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': These are everywhere, and anyone is liable to be suddenly pulled off the street and taken away.
12th May '17 10:07:04 AM JackG
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* Subverted in ''Disney/BigHero6''. While Hiro and Baymax explore a pier at night where Yokai kept the microbots. They are being tailed by a slow-moving SUV, with no clue who's driving. Turns out the driver of the SUV was Wasabi, with GoGo, Honey and Fred riding along, all wanting to help Hiro.

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* Subverted in ''Disney/BigHero6''. While Hiro and Baymax explore a pier at night where Yokai kept the microbots. They are being tailed by a slow-moving SUV, with no clue who's driving. Turns out the driver of the SUV was Wasabi, with GoGo, [=GoGo=], Honey and Fred riding along, all wanting to help Hiro.Hiro.
* ''Film/DanBrownsInferno''. The WHO team is driving one of these, giving them a villainous appearance that causes Langdon to flee. They turn out to be GoodAllAlong.
6th May '17 2:30:54 PM maxwellsilver
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If they're not only watching you but about to kick your ass, then the black van will be replaced by a black sedan or SUV with tinted windows - the Volga GAZ-21 and 24 and the Chevrolet Suburban, depending on the setting. An important distinction was that in Soviet times and places, black vehicles were entirely reserved for official government fleets while when a black Suburban is seen on American streets in real life, it is assumed to be in soccer-mom use.

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If they're not only watching you but about to kick your ass, then the black van will be replaced by a black sedan or SUV with tinted windows - the Volga GAZ-21 and 24 GAZ-13 or 14 Chaika and the Chevrolet Suburban, depending on the setting. An important distinction was that in Soviet times and places, black vehicles were entirely reserved for official government fleets while when a black Suburban is seen on American streets in real life, it is assumed to be in soccer-mom use.
6th May '17 2:18:14 PM maxwellsilver
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* Website/FourChan calls it a party van. [[SarcasmMode Sounds fun!]]

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* Website/FourChan calls it a party van. [[SarcasmMode Sounds fun!]]fun!



** In the episode ''Bart the Murderer'', Marge had noticed a pizza van that had been parked outside the Simpsons's house for days, which a government agency surveillance team was hiding out in. After Marge asks 'How long does it take to deliver a Pizza?' it zooms off to be replaced immediately with a "florist" van. The florist's name: [[FunWithAcronyms Flowers By Irene]].

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** In the episode ''Bart ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E4BartTheMurderer Bart the Murderer'', Murderer]]'', Marge had noticed a pizza van that had been parked outside the Simpsons's house for days, which a government agency surveillance team was hiding out in. After Marge asks 'How long does it take to deliver a Pizza?' it zooms off to be replaced immediately with a "florist" van. The florist's name: [[FunWithAcronyms Flowers By Irene]].
15th Feb '17 6:00:15 PM eroock
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* In ''Series/StrangerThings'', the MenInBlack operate out of white vans, while pretending to be checking the power lines and street lights.
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