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* Subverted in an episode of ''Series/AshesToAshes''. Gene and Alex are on their way to a crime scene and come across an archway filled with stacked cardboard boxes. Alex quips "I know how this goes" and fully expects Gene to drive through them...and Gene simply sets the car in reverse and grumbles that he's gonna have to go around them.

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* Subverted in an episode of ''Series/AshesToAshes''.''Series/AshesToAshes2008''. Gene and Alex are on their way to a crime scene and come across an archway filled with stacked cardboard boxes. Alex quips "I know how this goes" and fully expects Gene to drive through them...and Gene simply sets the car in reverse and grumbles that he's gonna have to go around them.



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* ''Series/MidnightCaller'': When Jack is running away from a shooter in "With Malice Towards One," he knocks over a trash can to delay him.


In rare cases, can be used to [[Franchise/MetalGear hide from pursuers]].

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In rare cases, can be used to [[Franchise/MetalGear [[VideoGame/MetalGear hide from pursuers]].



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* In the ''Series/MiamiVice'' episode "Duty and Honor," the killer knocks over some boxes during a car chase, forcing Crockett to get out of his car to clear them away.


* Used in the ''Series/TopGear'' second hand police cars challenge, where Hammond is awarded points for flamboyant driving by crashing through a pile of gratuitous cardboard boxes slightly off the edge of the track.

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* Used in the ''Series/TopGear'' ''Series/TopGearUK'' second hand police cars challenge, where Hammond is awarded points for flamboyant driving by crashing through a pile of gratuitous cardboard boxes slightly off the edge of the track.



** Including as part of the title sequence created by ''TopGear'' for ''The Interceptors'', a non-existent Seventies cop show.

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** Including as part of the title sequence created by ''TopGear'' ''Series/TopGearUK'' for ''The Interceptors'', a non-existent Seventies cop show.


Unrelated to KidsPreferBoxes. See also SheetOfGlass and FruitCart. Judging by the ratio of parodies to straight examples on this page, this appears to be a DeadUnicornTrope. See TrashLanding for when cardboard boxes are used to soften the fall of characters.

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Unrelated to KidsPreferBoxes.KidsPreferBoxes or CardboardBoxHome. See also SheetOfGlass and FruitCart. Judging by the ratio of parodies to straight examples on this page, this appears to be a DeadUnicornTrope. See TrashLanding for when cardboard boxes are used to soften the fall of characters.


** Including as part of the title sequence created by ''TopGear'' for ''The Intercepters'', a non-existent Seventies cop show.

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** Including as part of the title sequence created by ''TopGear'' for ''The Intercepters'', Interceptors'', a non-existent Seventies cop show.



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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'': Parodied in "Dangeresque Puppet Squad: The Curly-Fried Caper". Dangeresque and Dangeresque Too chase bad guy Szechuan Steve to outside an abandoned warehouse, where Dangeresque attacks piles of cardboard boxes for no apparent reason while Dangeresque Too runs around dramatically jumping over garbage dumpsters.



* Played straight in the ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' episode "Backfire". Also played straight with the FruitCart, as the car that Dexter [[ItMakesSenseInContext has accidentally started driving]] crashes through them both one after the other.

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* Played straight ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'': Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' episode "Backfire". Also played straight with the FruitCart, as the car that "No Power Trip"; Dexter [[ItMakesSenseInContext has accidentally started driving]] crashes through them both one is in a car careening down a hill, and after hitting a FruitCart we see a guy selling "empty cardboard boxes" on the other.street corner, which Dexter also ends up driving through.



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* In the [[https://youtu.be/ma9I9VBKPiw?t=55 music video]] for Music/ArcticMonkeys' "Fluorescent Adolescent", a car burst through a pile of cartboard boxes.


* The ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode "Box Prince" features a kingdom of {{cute kitten}}s living in cardboard boxes.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode "Box Prince" features a kingdom of {{cute kitten}}s living in cardboard boxes.


* An advertisement by Nissan UK for the Almera [=GTi=] was a spoof of ''Series/TheProfessionals''. At one point Bodie tells Doyle to drive down a narrow lane full of rubbish.

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* An advertisement advert by Nissan UK for the Almera [=GTi=] was took the form of a spoof of ''Series/TheProfessionals''. At one point Bodie tells Doyle to drive down a narrow lane full of rubbish.


* An advertisement for the Nissan Almera [=GTi=] was done as a spoof of ''Series/TheProfessionals''. At one point Bodie tells Doyle to drive down a narrow lane full of rubbish.

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* An advertisement by Nissan UK for the Nissan Almera [=GTi=] was done as a spoof of ''Series/TheProfessionals''. At one point Bodie tells Doyle to drive down a narrow lane full of rubbish.


* An advertisement for the Nissan Almera [=GTi=] was done as a spoof of ''Series/TheProfessionals''. At one point Bodie tells Doyle to hang a left down a narrow lane full of rubbish.

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* An advertisement for the Nissan Almera [=GTi=] was done as a spoof of ''Series/TheProfessionals''. At one point Bodie tells Doyle to hang a left drive down a narrow lane full of rubbish.



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* An advertisement for the Nissan Almera [=GTi=] was done as a spoof of ''Series/TheProfessionals''. At one point Bodie tells Doyle to hang a left down a narrow lane full of rubbish.
-->'''Doyle:''' Why?
-->'''Bodie:''' Litter. Makes the car look good.

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