Absurdly Long Limousine
rich jerkass who may or may not be Compensating for Something. Often used as a (no pun intended) Overly Long Gag when a good portion of a scene is reserved for watching a limo take a lifetime to pull over. Of course, the main character will land inside (usually more or less forcefully) at least once. Sometimes the absurdly long vehicle will have nonsensical features like a hot-tub or a bowling alley attached, or perhaps a small car inside the limousine to help people travel within it more quickly. And don't try to ask whether this thing is street legal or how it can make turns at corners; you would be missing the joke.
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Anime and Manga
- Orphanimo: And Vallalkozo is proud of it.
- There was a one-page-story featuring Scrooge McDuck wondering how Rockerduck's limousine could be parked. It bends.
- There is another Donald Duck comic in which Donald tries to outdo Scrooge's limo with his 313. Its first modification has got three rows of seats, but when this turns out to be too short, Donald installs another three rows of seats, giving the car 12 doors altogether, and a middle axle so that it won't bend through. Donald ends up pumping a fortune into the several parking meters his stretched 313 occupies now.
- One Josie and the Pussycats story had Alex Cabot III showing off his new limo, and it was so long that it took up three sidewalk parking spots. It was so long that he could use it as a portable office. It was so long that the Pussycats filmed one of their music videos in it. At the end, Alex declared that said video will make the Pussycats the biggest thing around, but Josie corrected him- Nothing could be bigger than his limo.
- In The Mask, the title character arrives at the Coco Bongo club in such a car. And yes, it is a real limousine. One of many Shout-Outs to Red Hot Riding Hood in the movie, by the way.
- The Novelization takes this even further: The limousine is so huge that the Mask comes riding out of it on a Harley-Davidson.
- The animated opening of The Return of The Pink Panther has the Pink Panther arrive at a movie theatre in a pink limo with an incredibly long hood... and a tiny passenger compartment and open driver's section.
- This is also Getting Crap Past the Radar, as an overhead view of said pink limo shows it to strongly resemble... well, something else.
- Spaceballs has a variation which does this gag with Spaceball 1.
- Stretching an AMC Pacer is absurd by itself already. The Mirthlimo from Wayne's World 2 has grown so long that it seems to require two rear axles.
- Works on the other end of the automobile coolness scale, too: Spottswoode from Team America: World Police has a gull-winged Lamborghini Diablo stretch limousine. That can fly.
- The book adaptation of the Mc Gee And Me episode A Star in the Breaking had an Imagine Spot where Nick shows up for the premier of his film debut. The narration hints at the extreme length of his limo by repeatedly interrupting its descriptions of the excited crowd to say "The limousine continues to arrive", adding on the final instance "(we're talking serious stretch here)".
- Our Dumb Century from The Onion includes an article parodying ginormous cars of the 1950s. The Cadillac Dreadnought rolls on eight wheels, seats 24 people, and has three-foot-tall tail-fins, a basement, a dashboard-mounted martini mixer, and an optional three-season patio.
- An aside in Solo Command mentions the existence of several luxury airspeeder limousines, spotted near a major corporation's executive entrance. (And used as evidence that it's probably not where the secret off-the-books project is located.) The vehicles aren't described in depth, but one of the Wraiths claims they were big enough to fit their own swimming pools.
Live Action TV
- Parks and Recreation: When Tom Haverford started his media company, he bought such a limo, with a hot tub in the back. It was this sort of business decision that caused his company to go belly-up quickly.
- One episode of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody had London mentioning that she has a fleet of limousines so long that they can't turn corners. If she is traveling a route that goes around corners she needs to get out of one limo and into another.
- Three were built as part of a Top Gear Challenge; of special note is Clarkson's, built from a tiny Fiat Panda and retaining the donor car's two-door configuration requiring passengers to commute within the car on a The Great Escape-tunnel-style cart, along with being so long it was no-longer road legal. In the final section of the challenge, Clarkson's limo had to be shortened so he could legally drive it in London, which lead to it breaking in half along the seam. Undeterred, Clarkson simply used the front half of his Panda, courtesy of front-wheel drive, to deliver his passenger.
- One appears in the intro to Peter Gabriel's Steam.
- Phil Collins is seen relaxing in the hot tub on the back of a limo in "Take Me Home." It might be the "Worlds Longest Limousine"; we only ever see the back of it, but very few limousines have hot tubs on them.
- The beginning of the video for Aphex Twin's "Windowlicker"
- R Kelly's video for "Ignition (Remix)". Well, sort of. The video depicts an absurdly spacious Jeep limo with an entire nightclub inside.
- The intro in Fiendish Freddy's Big Top O'Fun has the creditor arrive in one to deliver the notice that the $1,000,000 is due at midnight. After the limo drives off, the titular villain arrives in his small clown car.
- There's one in the intro of Leisure Suit Larry 6, with a swimming pool and helicopter pad and tennis court, and takes forever to pass the screen.
- Mother 3 has a private limo that Porky uses to pick up Lucas and his gang to bring them to New Pork City. It's sized fairly appropriately on the outside, but on the inside...
- The Scott Pilgrim game has an evil band arrive in a super long limousine version of K.I.T.T.
- In the browser "card" game Urban Rivals, the opponent's card gets run over by such a limousine ( and peed on by a chihuaua) whenever you win by a large margin with a member of the Uppers.
- In Persona 4 Arena, The Shadow Operatives arrive at Inaba in one. They're supposed to be keeping a low profile.
- The ultimate obtainable vehicle in the console version of The Sims 2.
- Once lampshaded by Skippy and Slappy Squirrel in Animaniacs.
- Remy Buxaplenty from The Fairly OddParents has one of these.
- Done once or twice in The Flintstones. Like the below Looney Tunes example, a secretary or switchboard operator at the halfway point of the limousine would be used to reinforce the gag.
- Done in a lot of Looney Tunes shorts. In the Bugs Bunny short Oily Hare, the limo of the antagonist oil baron is shown to be so long that when he calls his driver from the back, he has to wait for an operator to patch him though because it's a "long distance" call.
- This was a recurring element of the Powerpuff Girls show. An enormous white limousine that is several windows long and takes a few seconds to cross the whole screen is always the Mayor's ride of choice in times of leisure. He rides in the back.
- An episode of Robot Chicken parodying Richie Rich, he states he drives hybrid. Half monster truck, half limousine, that is. It has a mileage of three meters on a full tank.
- Pinky Fox from Rock-A-Doodle drives a large, pink limo with twelve wheels. Toward the end of the film, when Edmund, Patou, Peepers, and Snipes attempt to get Chanticleer back to their farm to stop the villainous owl, they actually all steal Pinky's limo before Peepers gets them all to escape using another vehicle they all stole: Pinky's helicopter.
- An episode of The Simpsons had a rapper's limo that had a wax museum in its basement.
- Tex Avery shorts like Red Hot Riding Hood sometimes feature late-30s-style cars, not limited to limos, with ludicrously long hoods. A favorite gag would be the limo bending around corners to conform to the street.
- Montana Max from Tiny Toon Adventures has one of these with a built-in swimming pool, as seen in the cartoon, "Buster's Guide to Part-Time Jobs" from the episode, "Career Oppor-toon-ities."
- The Tom and Jerry episode "Blue Cat Blues" has Tom competing with a rich cat for a kitty's heart. He eventually pulls up to his love interest's house in an old, broken-down car, only to be driven over by his competitor's limousine. It takes nearly 10 seconds before the front half of the whole thing drives into view (the driver's seat is in the middle), and another 8 before the back half drives out of view.
- If it exists, there is a pony version of it: In "Green Isn't Your Color", Photo Finish has a "limousine" that consists of about half a dozen regular pony-drawn coaches coupled behind one another.
- The world's longest limousine is in the page image. This one hundred foot (30.48 m) long, twenty-six wheeled monster includes a hot tub and a swimming pool, and is mostly used in film productions and exhibitions. Imagine trying to parallel park this thing...
- A funny contraption usually made for fun, for advertising or simply to show it can be done, is the sportscar turned absurdly long limousine, which include a Lancia Delta Integrale with a mini-bar and a stretched Ferrari 360 Modena with gullwing doors. As expectable, the claim to be sports cars should be taken with a grain of salt. Granted, the Lancia Delta isn't a sports car per se, but a compact 5-door hatchback. This limo just happens to be based on the hotted-up version.