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22nd Jan '16 4:27:57 PM cybertoy0
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* A variation is done in ''Manga/DragonBall''; During the Buu Arc, Super Buu appears at the Lookout to fight Gotenks. Knowing Goten and Trunks don't stand a chance, Piccolo has them go to the [[YearInsideHourOutside Chamber of Space and Time]] to train while he stalls for time. When Buu gets impatient and demands to fight '''now''', Piccolo decides to take him to the Chamber, but purposely takes the longest most convoluted route imaginable to buy even more time.
14th Jul '15 5:07:32 AM Llygodenfawr
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Especially aggravating for those with NoSenseOfDirection, or a DirectionlessDriver.

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Especially aggravating irritating for those with NoSenseOfDirection, or a DirectionlessDriver.
4th Jul '15 8:42:04 PM Adept
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* In ''BeetleBailey'', there have been a few occasions when someone is advised on how to find a particular person's tent (or similar) with the phrase, and indeed they couldn't miss it even among a row of tents because it turned out to look very idiosyncratic in the given person's style.

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* In ''BeetleBailey'', ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'', there have been a few occasions when someone is advised on how to find a particular person's tent (or similar) with the phrase, and indeed they couldn't miss it even among a row of tents because it turned out to look very idiosyncratic in the given person's style.
17th May '15 10:37:56 PM nombretomado
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* In TheHollows novel ''A Fistful of Charms'', Rachel is in a small town and is given directions to the local magic store that includes such useful landmarks as "the church that burned down two years ago".

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* In TheHollows Literature/TheHollows novel ''A Fistful of Charms'', Rachel is in a small town and is given directions to the local magic store that includes such useful landmarks as "the church that burned down two years ago".
28th Apr '15 9:27:39 AM nombretomado
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* Parodied in ''BobAndGeorge'', when Dr. Light gives George extremely complex instructions on operating a time machine... with a single button. When he complains:

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* Parodied in ''BobAndGeorge'', ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'', when Dr. Light gives George extremely complex instructions on operating a time machine... with a single button. When he complains:
26th Apr '15 1:53:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* John Goodman's character in the 1997 film version of ''Film/{{The Borrowers|1997}}'' rudely asked a receptionist for directions to a room in the building and she replied by giving him a lot of complicated instructions, ending with "walk quickly". Later on, the KidHero politely asked for the same thing and this time she said "take the elevator to the top and walk straight ahead - You can't miss it".
* The Wolf, in ''{{Hoodwinked}}'', falls victim to this after Red escapes:

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* John Goodman's character in the 1997 film version of ''Film/{{The Borrowers|1997}}'' rudely asked a receptionist for directions to a room in the building and she replied by giving him a lot of complicated instructions, ending with "walk quickly". Later on, the KidHero politely asked for the same thing and this time she said "take the elevator to the top and walk straight ahead - You can't miss it".
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* The Wolf, in ''{{Hoodwinked}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}'', falls victim to this after Red escapes:



* ''ThisIsSpinalTap'': the guys get lost backstage and ask a janitor for directions to the stage. Following his directions only lead them back to the same janitor.
* From ''TheLostSkeletonOfCadavra'':

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* ''ThisIsSpinalTap'': John Goodman's character in the 1997 film version of ''Film/{{The Borrowers|1997}}'' rudely asked a receptionist for directions to a room in the building and she replied by giving him a lot of complicated instructions, ending with "walk quickly". Later on, the KidHero politely asked for the same thing and this time she said "take the elevator to the top and walk straight ahead - You can't miss it".
* ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'':
the guys get lost backstage and ask a janitor for directions to the stage. Following his directions only lead them back to the same janitor.
* From ''TheLostSkeletonOfCadavra'':''Film/TheLostSkeletonOfCadavra'':



* From ''TheDish'':

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* From ''TheDish'':''Film/TheDish'':



* In ''FunnyFarm'', the movers get lost trying to find the main characters' new house. A local gives them directions that only a local would understand, including instructions to turn where landmarks ''used'' to be. They arrive a day late and pissed off.

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* In ''FunnyFarm'', ''Film/FunnyFarm'', the movers get lost trying to find the main characters' new house. A local gives them directions that only a local would understand, including instructions to turn where landmarks ''used'' to be. They arrive a day late and pissed off.



* ''MarriedWithChildren'': Al went to a shop and found it closed. When he asked a passerby where to find her, he gave a complicated set of instructions and Al asked if he could simply go to the other side of the street. The passerby explained he needed a ride.
* One ''SaturdayNightLive'' sketch from 1992 was a game show called "What's The Best Way?" where New Englanders had to give directions from location to location (Like Quincy, Massachusetts to the the Jordan Marsh department store in Bedford, New Hampshire) and answered questions about the route (Example: Hartford to Sturbridge, how many Dunkin' Donuts along the way? Answer: [[spoiler: Fourteen, four of them with drive thrus.]])
* In TopGear, the cast used a navigation service to plot a route between 2 towns without using the major highway. The route they got was ridiculously long, and including going through Cork in ''Ireland'' and going through ''France''. Then they printed up the directions.

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* ''MarriedWithChildren'': ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': Al went to a shop and found it closed. When he asked a passerby where to find her, he gave a complicated set of instructions and Al asked if he could simply go to the other side of the street. The passerby explained he needed a ride.
* One ''SaturdayNightLive'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch from 1992 was a game show called "What's The Best Way?" where New Englanders had to give directions from location to location (Like Quincy, Massachusetts to the the Jordan Marsh department store in Bedford, New Hampshire) and answered questions about the route (Example: Hartford to Sturbridge, how many Dunkin' Donuts along the way? Answer: [[spoiler: Fourteen, four of them with drive thrus.]])
* In TopGear, Series/TopGear, the cast used a navigation service to plot a route between 2 towns without using the major highway. The route they got was ridiculously long, and including going through Cork in ''Ireland'' and going through ''France''. Then they printed up the directions.



* From ''RockosModernLife'', Rocko and Heffer ask directions to Flem Rock from a country bumpkin, who proceeds to give rambling directions, then gets sidetracked telling an anecdote about a friend of his:

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* From ''RockosModernLife'', ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', Rocko and Heffer ask directions to Flem Rock from a country bumpkin, who proceeds to give rambling directions, then gets sidetracked telling an anecdote about a friend of his:



* {{Squidbillies}}: Early's incomprehensible directions to the pizza guy. "No, I said left at the BIG stump! I know you think that's a big stump, but there's a bigger'un comin' down the road!"

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* {{Squidbillies}}: WesternAnimation/{{Squidbillies}}: Early's incomprehensible directions to the pizza guy. "No, I said left at the BIG stump! I know you think that's a big stump, but there's a bigger'un comin' down the road!"
25th Apr '15 10:04:13 AM Discar
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* In ''HoushinEngi'', a hideously complicated aerial maneuver is called out (and part of it is the ClassicCheatCode "up up down down..."), but it pays off in the end because the guy giving the instructions was TheChessmaster.

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* In ''HoushinEngi'', ''Manga/SoulHunter'', a hideously complicated aerial maneuver is called out (and part of it is the ClassicCheatCode "up up down down..."), but it pays off in the end because the guy giving the instructions was TheChessmaster.
12th Apr '15 3:50:59 PM Kid
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* In ''BeetleBailey'', there have been a few occasions when someone is adviced how to find a particular person's tent (or similar) with the phrase, and indeed they couldn't miss it even among a row of tents because it turned out to look very idiosyncratic in the given person's style.

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* In ''BeetleBailey'', there have been a few occasions when someone is adviced advised on how to find a particular person's tent (or similar) with the phrase, and indeed they couldn't miss it even among a row of tents because it turned out to look very idiosyncratic in the given person's style.
12th Apr '15 3:43:52 PM Kid
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* The Wolf, ''{{Hoodwinked}}'', falls victim to this after Red escapes:

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* The Wolf, in ''{{Hoodwinked}}'', falls victim to this after Red escapes:
12th Apr '15 11:52:04 AM DragonQuestZ
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When asked how to get to, say, [[MeaningfulName Scarborough Faire]], one has to go down Fifth Boulevard, turn left at the ice cream shop, hang right at the third intersection, go east on North Avenue, north on South Avenue, cut through three-quarters of Hide Park, take the Six Thirty-Six to Fourth Station, do a U-turn after 3.5 stop signs, shake a leg down Short Street, boogie up the West Side, and do the hokey-pokey and turn oneself around, since that's what it's all about.

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When asked how to get to, say, [[MeaningfulName Scarborough Faire]], one has to go down Fifth Boulevard, turn left at the ice cream shop, hang right at the third intersection, go east on North Avenue, north on South Avenue, cut through three-quarters of Hide Park, take the Six Thirty-Six to Fourth Station, do a U-turn after 3.5 stop signs, shake a leg down Short Street, boogie up the West Side, Often characters will give complicated directions and do the hokey-pokey and turn oneself around, since that's then act as though what it's all they said is simple, often much to the annoyance of those trying to figure out what the character is talking about.
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