Just because one is confined to a wheelchair doesn't mean it's a total bummer. There are still impressive stunts to be done on it, and it even compels non-disabled people to try it out.
Sister Trope to Swivel Chair Antics
. See also Super Wheel Chair
Anime and Manga
- When Great Teacher Onizuka (temporarily) broke his foot, he passed the time by engaging other wheelchair-bound patients in high-speed races.
- Played with, somehow, in the Floor Show part of The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Dr. Scott is de-Medusa'd to find that he can move his legs, but whilst wearing fishnet stockings. He then joins the ongoing chorus line, but instead of getting out of the wheelchair, he just flails his legs around helplessly.
- In Silent Movie, Mel and his boys are pursuing Paul Newman through a hospital Newman's in. All chairs are motorized, but only Newman actually needs his.
- Norm can briefly be seen messing around with Jake's wheelchair in Avatar, balancing on the back two wheels in the link room.
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: while looting an Abandoned Hospital for medical supplies in preparation for the Final Battle, Anya and Andrew have a wheelchair fight..
- Doctors compete to see who can stay balanced on the back two wheels of a wheelchair in Scrubs.
- Turk also once bowled a patient in a wheelchair.
- Glee: the episode "Wheels" has the entire Glee club spending part of their day in wheelchairs to help them relate to Artie, a wheelchair-bound member of the club, topping it off with a musical performance of Proud Mary while in the chairs. Complete with wheel-chair choreography.
- Saved by the Bell had an episode with a disabled woman in a wheel chair. At the end of the episode they had a charity wheelchair basketball game.
- On M*A*S*H, during the Olympics episode, Hawkeye and BJ are team captains. They make a bet that the loser has to push the winner around in a wheelchair for a month.
- From one episode of Father Ted: "Honestly, what kind of situation would require the use of a pair of fake arms and a remote-controlled wheelchair? Only, I imagine, a completely ludicrous one!"
- Something Positive: Dahlia attaches a cowcatcher to her wheelchair for shopping during the holiday rush.