So, you're watching a Superman
movie, and he is in the midst of a great action sequence. He flies past a plane and the point of view switches. Suddenly, you're watching the passengers on the inside of the plane. A voice chirps up on the intercom and says:
"...and to your left, you'll see Superman."
This is the basic tour guide gag; all the action is happening outside the vehicle, and we hear it explained on the inside of the vehicle. This can also include tours that appear in unlikely places. In those situations, the dialogue is not really necessary.
Michael Bluth: More like "Malcolm in the Middle-of-Shooting"
Manga and Anime
- Strangely averted on 30 Rock, despite taking place in a TV studio and featuring a main character that conducts studio tours.
- At one point in Hellsing, Alucard and Anderson fight each other in an art museum. Disgusted with their attacking each other yet again, Seras picks up a group of tourists and guides them past the two - who promptly pose as statues.
- Played with in Tachyon: The Fringe. In one mission, you have to babysit a cruiseliner carrying wealthy civilians to sight-see IN SPACE, and protect them from Space Pirate attacks. In the event that enemy fighters attack, you're offered a bonus if you can put on a show for the crowd. The tour guide commentates on your dog fight.
- The Nostalgia Critic pulls this gag in his Raiders of the Story Arc review of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles when the Turtle Van can drive straight to the Technodrome without any problems.
- Earlier, in Double Dragon as the heroes in a speedboat sail by a tour boat ("Up to your right, you'll see a shitty movie being made").