History Series / CountingCars

15th Feb '16 1:01:37 AM maxwellsilver
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* AndSomeOtherStuff: Danny installs an anti-theft device on a customer's car which was stolen - twice - and turns off the cameras while showing her. [[spoiler:In all likelihood, it's a switch hidden under the dashboard in series with the ignition coil, published by Popular Mechanics every decade or so, [[OlderThanTheyThink all the way back]] [[http://books.google.ca/books?id=DNsDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA305&lpg=PA305&dq=popular+mechanics+hidden+switch+foils+car+thieves&source=bl&ots=0EuUS4_umB&sig=9XQZYJHcHNfZcv5Kyk3duJSBFYA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=lCt2Ue7dFpORqwGX34DQDA&ved=0CDsQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q&f=false in February 1925]].]]

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* AndSomeOtherStuff: Danny installs an anti-theft device on a customer's car which was stolen - twice - and turns off the cameras while showing her. [[spoiler:In all likelihood, it's a switch hidden under the dashboard in series with the ignition coil, published by Popular Mechanics every decade or so, [[OlderThanTheyThink all the way back]] back [[http://books.google.ca/books?id=DNsDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA305&lpg=PA305&dq=popular+mechanics+hidden+switch+foils+car+thieves&source=bl&ots=0EuUS4_umB&sig=9XQZYJHcHNfZcv5Kyk3duJSBFYA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=lCt2Ue7dFpORqwGX34DQDA&ved=0CDsQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q&f=false in February 1925]].]]



* AllThereInTheManual: Roli can't figure out how to back up a [[CoolCar Lamborghini Countach]] with a ludicrously tiny back window. Danny reveals that when you buy the car, the dealer and/or factory has to teach you a special method for doing so; leaning out the open door.

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* AllThereInTheManual: Roli can't figure out how to back up reverse a [[CoolCar Lamborghini Countach]] with a ludicrously tiny back window. Danny reveals that when you buy the car, the dealer and/or factory has to teach you a special method for doing so; leaning out the open door.
14th Sep '15 2:22:06 PM cesario
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** Lampshaded in PawnStars when Danny is brought in to evaluate a Diagnostic Machine for a car. He admits to being completely lost with more modern tech and cars, but falls in love with the Diagnostic Machine (which is simple enough to use, even for Danny).
29th Aug '15 10:33:33 PM LadyNorbert
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* TheAllegedCar: Horny Mike's bus is "the alleged bus". One episode is entirely focused on Danny effectively giving him an ultimatum to fix it up or taking it out of shop, such is the state of the vehicle. [[spoiler: Danny later goes back on his ultimatum out [[NiceGuy of charity]] and upgrades Mike's van for free to let them keep it.]]
* AndSomeOtherStuff: Danny installs an anti-theft device on a customer's car which was stolen - twice - and turns off the cameras while showing her. [[spoiler:In all likelyhood, it's a switch hidden under the dashboard in series with the ignition coil, published by Popular Mechanics every decade or so, [[OlderThanTheyThink all the way back]] [[http://books.google.ca/books?id=DNsDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA305&lpg=PA305&dq=popular+mechanics+hidden+switch+foils+car+thieves&source=bl&ots=0EuUS4_umB&sig=9XQZYJHcHNfZcv5Kyk3duJSBFYA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=lCt2Ue7dFpORqwGX34DQDA&ved=0CDsQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q&f=false in February 1925]].]]

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* TheAllegedCar: Horny Mike's bus is "the alleged bus". One episode is entirely focused on Danny effectively giving him an ultimatum to fix it up or taking it out of shop, such is the state of the vehicle. [[spoiler: Danny later goes back on his ultimatum out [[NiceGuy of charity]] and upgrades Mike's van for free to let them him keep it.it there.]]
* AndSomeOtherStuff: Danny installs an anti-theft device on a customer's car which was stolen - twice - and turns off the cameras while showing her. [[spoiler:In all likelyhood, likelihood, it's a switch hidden under the dashboard in series with the ignition coil, published by Popular Mechanics every decade or so, [[OlderThanTheyThink all the way back]] [[http://books.google.ca/books?id=DNsDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA305&lpg=PA305&dq=popular+mechanics+hidden+switch+foils+car+thieves&source=bl&ots=0EuUS4_umB&sig=9XQZYJHcHNfZcv5Kyk3duJSBFYA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=lCt2Ue7dFpORqwGX34DQDA&ved=0CDsQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q&f=false in February 1925]].]]



* BadassesWearBandanas: Danny The Count is ''never'' seen without his bandana.

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* BadassesWearBandanas: Danny The Count is ''never'' seen without his bandana.bandanna.



* BerserkButton: Whenever Danny decides to keep cars for himself, Scott loses his shit. He usually can't truly lash out as most examples of this trope because Danny is ''his boss'', so he can only complain strongly.

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* BerserkButton: Whenever Danny decides to keep cars for himself, Scott loses his shit. He usually can't truly lash out as like most examples of this trope because Danny is ''his boss'', so he can only complain strongly.



* DubNameChange: Danny "The Count" because the pun in "Counting Cars" usually does not translate to many foreign languages. For instance, in the portuguese dub he's called Danny "The Crazy" and the serie's name is switched to "Crazy for cars".

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* DubNameChange: Danny "The Count" because the pun in "Counting Cars" usually does not translate to many foreign languages. For instance, in the portuguese Portuguese dub he's called Danny "The Crazy" and the serie's series name is switched to "Crazy for cars".For Cars".



** It's cropped up on his own show a few times, such as when Horny Mike took it upon himself to paint a bigass apple on the side of a recently-painted classic truck (Danny walked off without leaving him any way to get down from his perch), or when Kevin decided to buy a bike without consulting him (Danny made him do the sale all by himself).
** In one episode Roli and Horny Mike accidentally broke the brand new windshield for a Winnebago Danny had spent months restoring. Danny very calmly tells them they have exactly twenty-four hours to replace it.

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** It's cropped up on his own show a few times, such as when Horny Mike took it upon himself to paint a bigass big apple on the side of a recently-painted classic truck (Danny walked off without leaving him any way to get down from his perch), or when Kevin decided to buy a bike without consulting him (Danny made him do the sale all by himself).
** In one episode episode, Roli and Horny Mike accidentally broke break the brand new windshield for a Winnebago Danny had spent months restoring. Danny very calmly tells them they have exactly twenty-four hours to replace it.



* VerbalTic: Danny The Count has a two-fold one. He has a tendency to call everyone either "Brother" or "Man", and, most memorably and most recurringly, the unholy combination: "Brother-man".

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* VerbalTic: Danny The Count has a two-fold one. He has a tendency to call everyone either "Brother" or "Man", and, most memorably and most recurringly, frequently, the unholy combination: "Brother-man".



* TheWonka: Danny's obession with cars, flagging down standards, and inability to stay on budget either frighten or enrage his employees, but he does an amazing job and his customers are always happy, so he stays in business.

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* TheWonka: Danny's obession obsession with cars, flagging down standards, and inability to stay on budget either frighten or enrage his employees, but he does an amazing job and his customers are always happy, so he stays in business.
15th Aug '15 6:59:38 PM SSJMagus
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* SuperWheelchair: Danny once built an ''absolutely rocking'' wheelchair for a man who suffered a terrible accident that confined him to a wheelchair.

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* SuperWheelchair: Danny once built an ''absolutely rocking'' wheelchair for a man who suffered a terrible accident that confined him to a wheelchair. Another one is a MetaMecha-style example that doesn't involve customizing the wheelchair: a custom motorcycle with an oversized sidecar that not only allows a wheelchair to dock in it, but the man in the wheelchair can drive the bike.
30th Jul '15 11:04:04 AM TheSinful
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** In one episode Roli and Horny Mike accidentally broke the brand new windshield for a Winnebago Danny had spent months restoring. Danny very calmly tells them they have exactly twenty-four hours to replace it.
14th Jul '15 11:08:57 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* AllThereInTheManual / GuideDangIt: Roli can't figure out how to back up a [[CoolCar Lamborghini Countach]] with a ludicrously tiny back window. Danny reveals that when you buy the car, the dealer and/or factory has to teach you a special method for doing so; leaning out the open door.

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* AllThereInTheManual / GuideDangIt: AllThereInTheManual: Roli can't figure out how to back up a [[CoolCar Lamborghini Countach]] with a ludicrously tiny back window. Danny reveals that when you buy the car, the dealer and/or factory has to teach you a special method for doing so; leaning out the open door.



* BadassesWearBandanas: Danny The Count is ''never'' seen without his bandana. '

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* BadassesWearBandanas: Danny The Count is ''never'' seen without his bandana. '



* FunnyForeigner / StraightMan: Roli, is, oddly enough, a combination of both (just the fact that he's the closest thing to the StraightMan in a group of nonstop goofballs is enough to single him out).

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* StraightMan: Roli is one of these. Despite being a FunnyForeigner / StraightMan: Roli, is, oddly enough, a combination of both (just just the fact that he's the closest thing to the StraightMan in a group of nonstop goofballs is enough to single him out).out.
13th Jul '15 4:47:44 PM Kalmbach
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** Roli was both a police officer and a soldier back in his native Hungary.
13th Jul '15 3:45:21 PM Kalmbach
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* ManlyTears: Sometimes customers get choked up at seeing their restored cars. Danny also does this from time to time when he remembers his father.
13th Jul '15 3:43:36 PM Kalmbach
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%%* FriendlyRivalry: Roli and Horny Mike sometimes.

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%%* * FriendlyRivalry: Roli Ryan and Horny Mike sometimes. sometimes have disputes over which is the better painter.



* PimpDuds: Donned by Danny when he restores a Dunham Coach-built Cadillac El Dorado in the style of ''Film/{{Superfly}}''.

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* PimpDuds: Donned by Danny when he When the shop restores a Dunham Coach-built Cadillac El Dorado in the style of ''Film/{{Superfly}}''.''Film/{{Superfly}}'', Danny, Kevin, Mike, and Roli go cruising in it, appropriately attired.



** Kevin owns two small lapdogs and will baby-talk with them.

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** Kevin owns two small lapdogs and will [[CutenessProximity baby-talk with them. them.]]
13th Jul '15 3:32:27 PM Kalmbach
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* {{Adorkable}}: One day, when Danny and Roli are looking for cars, they come across a retired Las Vegas fire engine, now in private ownership. They jump at the chance for a ride on it, with Danny sitting in the cab, grinning like a little boy as it rolls along with lights and siren, while Roli is on the rear footboard in full firefighter gear.
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