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2nd Jan '18 8:25:56 AM narm00
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** Sure enough it's the cliffhanger ending to "Twice Upon A Time". The newly regenerated Doctor presses a single button, causes an immediate error message and StuffBlowingUp and finds herself ThrownOutTheAirlock, watching a fire-wreathed TARDIS dematerializing before her horrified eyes as she's falling to her death. Then again maybe that's [[ThirteenIsUnlucky just because she's the Thirteen Doctor]].

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** Sure enough it's In the cliffhanger ending to "Twice Upon A Time". The Time", the newly regenerated Doctor Thirteen presses a single button, causes an immediate error message and StuffBlowingUp and finds herself ThrownOutTheAirlock, watching a fire-wreathed TARDIS dematerializing before her horrified eyes as she's falling to her death. Then again maybe that's [[ThirteenIsUnlucky just because she's This's entirely in keeping with what her predecessors did post-regeneration; Ten had the Thirteen Doctor]].TARDIS bouncing around a council estate like a pinball, Eleven started out in a TARDIS that was on fire and crashing, and nearly pitched himself out mid-air over London, and Twelve got the TARDIS swallowed by a dinosaur!
30th Dec '17 1:22:45 AM JackG
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** Sure enough it's the cliffhanger ending to "Twice Upon A Time". The newly regenerated Doctor presses a single button, causes an immediate error message and StuffBlowingUp and finds herself ThrownOutTheAirlock, watching a fire-wreathed TARDIS dematerializing before her horrified eyes as she's falling to her death. Then again maybe that's [[ThirteenIsUnlucky just because she's the Thirteen Doctor]].
25th Dec '17 4:12:01 AM morenohijazo
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* ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'': Exploited by Mortadelo. One trick he has pulled once or twice to shake off pursuers in a car chase consists in disguising as a woman, then [[BatmanGambit using blinkers properly]].

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* ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'': ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'':
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Exploited by Mortadelo. One trick he has pulled once or twice to shake off pursuers in a car chase consists in disguising as a woman, then [[BatmanGambit using blinkers properly]].properly]].
** "¡El carnet al punto!" shows that Ofelia is a terrible driver, going so far off the road that she ends up driving ''on the city roofs''.
23rd Dec '17 1:17:33 PM SteveMB
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* A joke involves a man coming to work and tell his coworker that he was driving to work and saw a woman on the highway putting on makeup and drying her hair at the same time. He was shocked, he [[SubvertedTrope dropped his razor into his coffee cup]].

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* A joke involves a man coming to work and tell his coworker that he was driving to work and saw a woman on the highway putting on makeup and drying her hair at the same time. He was so shocked, he [[SubvertedTrope dropped his razor razor]] [[HypocriticalHumor into his coffee cup]].
21st Nov '17 1:17:36 AM Siempie
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--->'''Martha:''' Do you need a license to drive this thing?\\

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--->'''Martha:''' Do Blimey, do you need a license to drive take a test to fly this thing?\\
19th Nov '17 4:59:41 AM Siempie
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*** Which are often followed by other fans kindly pointing out all of the times the ''male'' Doctors have (nearly) crashed the TARDIS.
--->'''Martha:''' Do you need a license to drive this thing?\\
'''The Tenth Doctor:''' Yes, and I failed.
26th Oct '17 9:09:48 PM jormis29
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* In the first episode of the Israeli animated series ''M.K. 22'', the (fictional) first female Israeli astronaut is interviewed before take-off. She talks about how how NASA has no room for stereotypes and women are involved in all parts of the organisation, while [[FunnyBackgroundEvent in the background]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cI1oam1fI5o a woman driver crashes into two parked cars while trying to park herself]]. This becomes a running gag throughout the episode.

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* In the first episode of the Israeli animated series ''M.K. 22'', ''Animation/MK22'', the (fictional) first female Israeli astronaut is interviewed before take-off. She talks about how how NASA has no room for stereotypes and women are involved in all parts of the organisation, while [[FunnyBackgroundEvent in the background]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cI1oam1fI5o a woman driver crashes into two parked cars while trying to park herself]]. This becomes a running gag throughout the episode.
19th Oct '17 10:43:05 PM AgentKyles
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* Defied in UsefulNotes/SaudiArabia, [[NoWomansLand where women aren't allowed to drive.]]

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* ''Used'' to be Defied in UsefulNotes/SaudiArabia, where until September 2017 [[NoWomansLand where women aren't weren't allowed to drive.]]drive]]. SocietyMarchesOn, thankfully.
16th Oct '17 1:56:10 PM DaibhidC
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* Jeremy Hardy on ''Radio/TheNewsQuiz'' and ''Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation'' sometimes takes on the persona of a patronising sexist twit, with the joke being intended to be at the expense of sexist twits (key sign: putting on a posh voice and referring to "the <i>la</i>dies" or "women of the opposite gender"). Quite common in these routines are references to women putting on their makeup in the rear view mirror, or leaving the shopping on the car roof.
16th Oct '17 4:56:57 AM narm00
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** Fortunately, the car has an automatic transmission (or, as Lisa calls it, a PRNDLL). Unfortunately, she things the R stands for "Right ahead" and the D stands for "Don't go forward".

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** Fortunately, the car has an automatic transmission (or, as Lisa calls it, a PRNDLL). Unfortunately, she things thinks the R stands for "Right ahead" and the D stands for "Don't go forward".



** Within days of the casting announcement of Creator/JodieWhittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor, there were already jokes online regarding how long it will take her to crash the TARDIS.

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** Within days of the casting announcement of Creator/JodieWhittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor, there were already jokes online regarding how long it will would take her to crash the TARDIS.



* Addressed by the Series/MythBusters in a 2012 episode. They determined there was some difference between gender and driving competency--on a police driving course, on a scale from 0 to 100, the ten men scored a 79 on average, while ten women scored an average of 71. (The test was done "blind"; the sex of the person driving was hidden from the examiner to eliminate bias.) There was, however, significant overlap (some good female drivers, some poor male drivers), so there is less of a difference than the trope would suggest. What's more, the way points were lost were surprisingly similar--both men and women were almost as likely as each other to exceed the speed limit, for example (in fact, the test showed ''women'' more likely to do so).

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* Addressed by the Series/MythBusters in a 2012 episode. They determined there was some difference between gender and driving competency--on a police driving course, on a scale from 0 to 100, the ten men scored a 79 on average, while ten women scored an average of 71. (The test was done "blind"; the sex of the person driving was hidden from the examiner to eliminate bias.) There was, however, significant overlap (some good female drivers, some poor male drivers), so there is less of a difference than the trope would suggest. What's more, the way points were lost were surprisingly similar--both similar -- both men and women were almost as likely as each other to exceed the speed limit, for example (in fact, the test showed ''women'' more likely to do so).
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