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18th Jun '17 9:12:50 AM JackG
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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. Sure enough Q makes the ObligatoryJoke on encountering his first female starship captain, who happens to be 75,000 light years off course.
24th May '17 3:52:19 AM MrInitialMan
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* Inadvertently invoked in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrKaQRIXPNw this commercial]] for a women only car insurance company. Three women singing about how women are safer drivers and deserve lower premiums, while driving a pink convertible is made all the more hilarious by the fact that they don't watch the road, hold the steering wheel (instead, waving their arms in the air in time to the song), or even notice that for much of it the car is in ''reverse'' (watch the scenery going by), and at one point allow [[TooDumbToLive a kangaroo to drive]].

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* Inadvertently invoked in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrKaQRIXPNw this commercial]] for a women only car insurance company. Three women singing about how women are safer drivers and deserve lower premiums, while driving a pink convertible is made all the more hilarious by the fact that they don't watch the road, hold the steering wheel (instead, waving their arms in the air in time to the song), or even notice that for much of it the commercial the car is in ''reverse'' (watch the scenery going by), and at one point even allow [[TooDumbToLive a kangaroo to drive]].
30th Apr '17 10:09:04 AM nombretomado
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** Cameron Diaz was also the fastest driver in the Cee'd, for all of ninety seconds... until TomCruise absolutely ''demolished'' her time. It was also revealed before her lap that she was also a rather good stunt driver, with footage of her doing doughnuts with a car while Jezza was her passenger.

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** Cameron Diaz was also the fastest driver in the Cee'd, for all of ninety seconds... until TomCruise Creator/TomCruise absolutely ''demolished'' her time. It was also revealed before her lap that she was also a rather good stunt driver, with footage of her doing doughnuts with a car while Jezza was her passenger.



* Mrs. Webb, the student in BobNewhart's classic "Driving Instructor" routine.

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* Mrs. Webb, the student in BobNewhart's Creator/BobNewhart's classic "Driving Instructor" routine.
23rd Apr '17 9:10:17 PM Golondrina
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* Definitely averted (or subverted?) in 1914 silent ''Mabel at the Wheel'', starring Mabel Normand, who stands in for her boyfriend in a car race after he gets kidnapped by the villain (unusually played by CharlieChaplin)- and, despite his attempts to thwart her at every turn, wins.

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* Definitely averted (or subverted?) in 1914 silent ''Mabel at the Wheel'', starring Mabel Normand, who stands in for her boyfriend in a car race after he gets kidnapped by the villain (unusually played by CharlieChaplin)- Creator/CharlieChaplin)- and, despite his attempts to thwart her at every turn, wins.
7th Mar '17 9:06:22 AM KoopaKid17
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* ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang'': Truly Scrumptious has trouble starting her car, and Caractacus Potts takes notice.
-->'''Potts:''' If women want to drive motor cars, they should learn to operate one.
2nd Mar '17 4:05:38 PM Kayube
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* Benny the Cab from ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' calls everyone he passes "lady", even though he is the one who DrivesLikeCrazy. Jessica Rabbit, however, drives relatively competently for a toon.



* Benny the Cab from ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' calls everyone he passes "lady", even though he is the one who DrivesLikeCrazy.
19th Feb '17 8:07:48 PM Whitewings
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* ''WebAnimation/BarbieLifeInTheDreamhouse'' reveals that Barbie didn't start taking driving lessons until ''after'' she got her license, which she inexplicably lacked during a previous stint as a race car driver. She does manage to build a sportscar by herself, though.

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* ''WebAnimation/BarbieLifeInTheDreamhouse'' reveals that Barbie didn't start taking driving lessons until ''after'' she got her license, which she inexplicably lacked during a previous stint as a race car driver.driver[[note]]Track racing doesn't require a licence[[/note]]. She does manage to build a sportscar by herself, though.
13th Jan '17 2:17:18 AM LinTaylor
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'''Tom Servo:''' Oh no you didn't.

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'''Tom Servo:''' Oh ''(Tom and Crow have "Oh no you didn't.he didn't!" reactions)''
24th Dec '16 3:04:39 PM nighttrainfm
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'''Bulma:''' That coming from the [[AsianDrivers Asian!]]\\
'''Gohan:''' Well I'm [[HalfHumanHybrid half-saiyan]], so what does that make me?\\

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'''Bulma:''' That That's rich coming from the [[AsianDrivers Asian!]]\\
'''Gohan:''' Well Well, I'm [[HalfHumanHybrid half-saiyan]], half-Saiyan]], so what does that make me?\\
17th Dec '16 8:15:26 AM Moosedog
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Also, from the late 1940s to roughly the mid 1960s, women did tend to be poorer drivers than men of the same age, simply because they usually learned later in life, from poorer instructors (their husbands, rather than professionals), and until the two-car family became commonplace, had less opportunity to practice, as men made more use of the car. Even during that period, though, this trope was at best a considerable exaggeration of the actuality.

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Also, from the late 1940s to roughly the mid 1960s, women did tend to be poorer drivers than men of the same age, simply because they usually learned later in life, from poorer instructors (their husbands, rather than professionals), and until the two-car family became commonplace, had less opportunity to practice, as men made more use of the car. Also, before power steering became standard, driving needed a fair amount of upper-body strength, especially large vehicles. Even during that period, though, this trope was at best a considerable exaggeration of the actuality.
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