Created By: KZN02September 28, 2010 Last Edited By: KZN02September 28, 2010
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Improbable Parking Skills

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What better way to demonstrate a Badass Driver's skill than by Improbable Parking Skills, especially with Parallel Parking. May involve sliding and screeching of tires.

Not to be confused with Rockstar Parking, which is about it being easy to find a space.

Examples:

Film - Animation
  • In The Incredibles, Mr. Incredible first lands a falling van right on the highway, then proceeds to veer so sharply that it rolls over several times before stopping perfectly in a parking space.

Film - Live Action
  • The Blues Brothers
  • Ace Ventura 2: Li~ike a glove!
  • Lt. Shane Wolf and Zoe Plummer from The Pacifier
  • One of Jackie Chan's earlier films has him doing a hand-brake turn/park of a mini, sliding it into a space approximately 1 mini 4 extra cm.
  • Starship Troopers: it was implied that Carmen Ibanez had to have Improbable Parking Skills to land her shuttle in the middle of a besieged Mobile Infantry outpost during a fierce battle. Of course, she had already been established as the Ace Pilot.
  • In the first National Lampoon's Vacation movie, Clark falls asleep at the wheel, the car wanders onto an exit ramp, careens toward a hotel, and Clark wakes up in time to scream and stomp the brakes. The car stops in a parking spot, and the luggage all tumbles off the top of the car to boot.
-->Clark: "Well, we're here!"

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Western Animation
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