Often there is a row of motorcycles parked at a bar (or restaurant, or any other building, but usually it's a [[GreasySpoon seedy biker bar]] located on the edge of town). Naturally, someone's going to hit one, and it will fall and hit another, and that will fall and hit another and so on -- like the old DisasterDominoes. That'll get a [[ZergRush swarm]] of ([[AllBikersAreHellsAngels stereotypical]]) bikers ''[[BerserkButton real]]'' [[BerserkButton angry]] and desiring revenge on the offender. OhCrap

Used either for comedy or as a distraction.

See also ThePreciousPreciousCar.


* Appears in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCGH0Pyjcaw one of the Progressive Insurance commercials]]: one of the [[StrawmanProduct Strawman Competitors]] knocks over a row of motorcycles. Flo says "[[SarcasmMode It's not like bikers love their bikes more than life itself]]. [[TemptingFate I doubt anyone will notice]]." Cue big, burly, angry biker.
* A man on a little scooter knocks over a row of motorbikes at a funfair. And so he ends up on his scooter being circled by the bikers in dodgem cars... perfectly relaxed and contented. Happiness, you see, is a cigar called Hamlet.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Happens in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry''. Keiichi trips and knocks over several motorcycles in the Watanagashi-hen question arc, and Shion comes to his rescue. In the Meakashi-hen answer arc, Shion gets in trouble with the same group of bikers two times like this, a year apart, and is aided first by Satoshi, and later by Keiichi.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* A [[TheWestern Western]] example occurs in ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'', only involving horses instead of motorcycles.
* In the German comic ''ComicStrip/{{Rudi}}'', in combination with WhatDoesThisButtonDo. (It automatically moves the kickstand.)

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/EveryWhichWayButLoose'', where Creator/ClintEastwood's character constantly damages the Biker gang's motorcycles in different ways.
* Happens near the middle of ''Film/FridayThe13thPartIII'' when two of the teens accidentally back their car into a row of motorcycles, causing the bikers to try to get even with them (by stealing their gas) and end up running into Jason.
* In ''Film/PeeWeesBigAdventure''. [[IMeantToDoThat He meant to do that]], by the way. And of course, it arouses the ire of some ornery bikers.
-->'''Pee-Wee:''' I barely touched them!
* Happened with bicycles in the Film/JamesBond film ''Film/{{Goldeneye}}''.
* ''Film/SmokeyAndTheBandit'' did a variation on this one: After Cledus gets beat up by bikers because his dog supposedly bit one of them, he stumbles outside and sees their bikes lined up. So he gets in his semi and runs over the entire line of them on his way out of the parking lot.
* Played with in Creator/VinDiesel's ''Film/{{xXx}}'', when a row of motorcycles, instead of being knocked over like a set of dominoes, ''explodes in series''.

* Joke example: A small Norwegian truck driver walks into a GreasySpoon, and a group of bikers pick on him: pushing him around, taunting him, etc. The truck driver does nothing, just eats his meal as if nothing were going on. Then he leaves, and one of the bikers says to the waitress, "That Norwegian isn't much of a man, is he?" The waitress replies, "No, and he's not much of a truck driver either. He just ran his truck into a row of motorcyles parked outside."

* In one of the Creator/NewEnglishLibrary pulp-alarmist shock novels about the Hell's Angels, a stereotypical left-liberal film director trying to make a sympathetic film about the hardest Angels chapter in Britain gets exasperated when the hard bikers refuse to act to the camera in the way he wants them to. In a strop, he kicks over an Angel's bike which sets off the domino chain... big mistake, as he is then on the receiving end of some fairly graphic and prolonged retribution for daring to damage Angel bikes. This sets off a chain of havoc and destruction, including the gang-rape of several members of the crew and cast, when the Angels decide they're tired of playing the game. Still, the leading actress was the sort of promiscuous Leftie who was assisting in dragging Britain into the moral mire, so that made it alright by the [=NEL's=] hidden agenda.
* [[ConversationalTroping Talked about]] in book series ''Literature/AgentOfHel.'' Daisy, the protagonist, has to visit a seedy bar that is run by a bunch of tough biker ghouls, a type of emotion-draining vampire. She makes a wide arc around all their bikes perfectly lined up in a row. When her partner, a werewolf cop named Cody, asks her what she's doing, she uses the ''Film/PeeWeesBigAdventure'' example of what mind happen if she gets too close.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Turk does this in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', before JD arrives to heroically stop the bikers from pummeling Turk. The part about the bikers getting angry is then subverted, as JD makes up for the knocked-over bikes by buying them cappuccinos.
* TV Variation: in the first episode of the failed late [[TheEighties 80s]] Van Patten project ''Series/TheMaster'' ([[TheMovie feature-lengthified]] and [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 dubiously immortalized]] under the title ''Master Ninja''), the guy the camera is pointed at most of the time is first shown being thrown bodily out of a bar by a biker gang. In retaliation, he hooks their bikes together with steel cable and baits them into chasing his van, so that when they speed off, [[LawOfDisproportionateResponse the bikes pull themselves apart and send their riders flying onto the concrete]].

[[folder:Music Videos]]
* Music/TomPetty's music video for "Into the Great Wide Open" features Creator/JohnnyDepp's character doing this after he's dropped by his record label.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/PoliceQuest'', you can knock over a bunch of motorcycles. Nothing happens, though the text says that "Someone has to answer to four angry people!"
* ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestIVRogerWilcoAndTheTimeRippers'': You do this to distract a bunch of futuristic bikers (The Monochrome Boys) at a bar, all to steal some matches.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', when Heffer knocks over the walkers of Senior citizens on a cruise line designed for the elderly.
* Subverted in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' where Stan and Steve are on a road trip. Steve accidentally knocks over a line of motorcycles, but the owners (all badass, Hells Angels-looking types) are very understanding, saying it was just an accident and that there's nothing to get upset about.
* ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'': Rex kicks over a row of motor scooters in "Breach".
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013'' short "[[Recap/MickeyMouseS3E9RoadHogs Road Hogs]]", Mickey's scooter, which is sentient, knocks over some also sentient motorcycles owned by a gang of hog bikers.
** And immedialty after that, Mickey accidentally knocks the sitting hog bikers over and they fall like dominoes.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'': In "Play On, Maestro, Play On", a kite yanks over a pushbike triggering a domino chain of bicycles as part of the RubeGoldbergDevice used in stealing the Ultrabox.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* UsefulNotes/{{British Newspaper|s}} ''The Sun'' has [[http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article74215.ece a row of toppled delivery bikes for...]] ''[[http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article74215.ece Domino's Pizza]]''.