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* Occasionally on ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk'', David will find a clothesline with a shirt hanging in order to reclothe himself. (Since he has MagicPants he's not worried about below the waist.) Since he's an honest person, when he can he leaves a few dollars in its place so he's not stealing the shirt in question.

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* Occasionally on ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk'', ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk1977'', David will find a clothesline with a shirt hanging in order to reclothe himself. (Since he has MagicPants he's not worried about below the waist.) Since he's an honest person, when he can he leaves a few dollars in its place so he's not stealing the shirt in question.


* ''Film/TheFugitive'' Kimble steals a workman's uniform to get into a hospital, then steals a patient's clothing to get out.

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* ''Film/TheFugitive'' ''Film/TheFugitive'': Kimble steals a workman's uniform to get into a hospital, then steals a patient's clothing to get out.


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* ''Film/SuckerPunch'': A deleted scene shows that after Sweat Pea escaped from the asylum, she stole a dress from a clothesline to replace her InstitutionalApparel.

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* In ''Series/TheUmbrellaAcademy'' episode "The Frankel Footage", Diego and Lila pilfer street clothes from a clothesline in order to get out of their [[InstitutionalApparel asylum whites]].


* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13295694/2/Bahkeeta Bahkeeta]]'', a naked Harry snags jeans and a shirt from a clothesline after Snape helps him escape Voldemort's captivity.



* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13295694/2/Bahkeeta Bahkeeta]]'', a naked Harry snags jeans and a shirt from a clothesline after Snape helps him escape Voldemort's captivity.



* ''Film/TheFugitive'' Kimble steals a workman's uniform to get into a hospital, then steals a patient's clothing to get out.
* In ''Film/TheFullMonty'', two of the male strippers steal sheets from a clothesline when fleeing police who have busted their rehearsal.



* The hero of ''Film/IAmAFugitiveFromAChainGang'' has just escaped prison and comes across a farm where clothes are hanging out to dry. He "harvests" the clothesline and runs away with his new garments that turn out to fit perfectly.



* In ''Film/ScaryMovie4'', when Cindy and Brenda arrive at the Amish village, they decide to steal clothes from a hamper to better blend in with the villagers.



* In ''Film/ScaryMovie4'', when Cindy and Brenda arrive at the Amish village, they decide to steal clothes from a hamper to better blend in with the villagers.
* The hero of ''Film/IAmAFugitiveFromAChainGang'' has just escaped prison and comes across a farm where clothes are hanging out to dry. He "harvests" the clothesline and runs away with his new garments that turn out to fit perfectly.
* In ''Film/TheFullMonty'', two of the male strippers steal sheets from a clothesline when fleeing police who have busted their rehearsal.
* ''Film/TheFugitive'' Kimble steals a workman's uniform to get into a hospital, then steals a patient's clothing to get out.



* ''Series/{{Hustle}}'': In "The Henderson Challenge", Mickey and Danny are dumped naked in the centre of London. While Danny bolts for a taxi, Mickey ducks into a workman's tent and emerges wearing a set of coveralls that--unusually for this trope--are a little bit short on him.



* Not actually done, but mentioned when speaking with one of Corporal Vale's "irregulars" in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''. The soldier in question talks about how the refugees are freezing for lack of warm garments and blankets, and laments that they're so far from a city because otherwise he could just steal some from people's clotheslines.
* ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga'': After being informed that the princess is in danger, Mario - who had just gotten out of the shower and was only wearing a towel - runs outside and jumps into the clothesline Luigi was hanging their clothes on, coming out fully dressed and with Luigi tied to his leg.



* ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga'': After being informed that the princess is in danger, Mario - who had just gotten out of the shower and was only wearing a towel - runs outside and jumps into the clothesline Luigi was hanging their clothes on, coming out fully dressed and with Luigi tied to his leg.
* Not actually done, but mentioned when speaking with one of Corporal Vale's "irregulars" in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''. The soldier in question talks about how the refugees are freezing for lack of warm garments and blankets, and laments that they're so far from a city because otherwise he could just steal some from people's clotheslines.


* In ''Film/TheFullMonty'', two of the male strippers steal sheets from a clothesline when fleeing police who have busted their rehearsal.[[/folder]]

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* In ''Film/TheFullMonty'', two of the male strippers steal sheets from a clothesline when fleeing police who have busted their rehearsal.rehearsal.
* ''Film/TheFugitive'' Kimble steals a workman's uniform to get into a hospital, then steals a patient's clothing to get out.
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* Happens in [[http://www.scarygoround.com/sgr/ar.php?date=20040929 this]] strip from ''Webcomic/ScaryGoRound''


* In issue nine of ''ComicBook/ImmortalHulk'', Bruce tries to steal a shirt off a trailer park clothesline, only to get shot in the gut. Unfortunately for the shooter, this happens just before nightfall, which release the Hulk - who proceeds to smash everything he owns except for the shirt. [[spoiler: And then Agent Burbank comes along later and shoots him.]]

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* In issue nine of ''ComicBook/ImmortalHulk'', Bruce tries to steal a shirt off a trailer park clothesline, only to get shot in the gut. Unfortunately for the shooter, this happens just before nightfall, which release releases the Hulk - who proceeds to smash everything he owns except for the shirt. [[spoiler: And then Agent Burbank comes along later and shoots him.]]


* In ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' episode "Carbon Creek", three Vulcans who crash-landed on Earth in 1957 had to blend in by stealing from clotheslines. The female crewmember accidentally put a dress on backwards.

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* In ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' episode "Carbon Creek", three Vulcans who crash-landed on Earth in 1957 had have to blend in by stealing from clotheslines. The female crewmember accidentally put puts a dress on backwards.



* Not actually done, but mentioned when speaking with one of Corporal Vale's "irregulars" in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''. The soldier in question talks about how the refugees are freezing for lack of warm garments and blankets, and laments that they're so far from a city because otherwise he could just steal some from people's clotheslines.



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* In issue nine of ''ComicBook/ImmortalHulk'', Bruce tries to steal a shirt off a trailer park clothesline, only to get shot in the gut. Unfortunately for the shooter, this happens just before nightfall, which release the Hulk - who proceeds to smash everything he owns except for the shirt. [[spoiler: And then Agent Burbank comes along later and shoots him.]]





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* ''Series/Charmed1998'': In "The Good, The Bad, And The Cursed", Cole and Prue end up in the Wild West and steal outfits from a clothesline to blend in. Prue gets harassed for wearing men's clothing.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' likes a very specific variant involving the Doctor, usually shortly after regenerating, stealing new clothes from hospitals:
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS7E1SpearheadFromSpace The Third Doctor]] chooses his distinctive ensemble, [[SharpDressedMan cape and all]], from a hospital changing room (after [[{{Fanservice}} we watch him]] [[ShowerScene taking a shower]]).
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie Eight]] ''also'' gets his duds from a hospital locker room, though the outfits in question were actually intended for a costume party the employee in question was going as Wild Bill Hickok.
** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour The Eleventh Hour]]": After he gets tired of being called "the raggedy Doctor", due to wearing the remains of Ten's outfit, the Eleventh Doctor steals clothes from a hospital changing room, including a vast selection of ties, to create an ensemble he likes. Amy calls him out on this, and he calls the theft fair in exchange for saving the Earth.
* In ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'' episode "The Ghost of the General Lee", the Duke boys are skinny dipping when their famous car gets stolen. With their clothes inside. Fortunately, there's a home nearby with laundry hanging out to dry.



* In ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'' episode "The Ghost of the General Lee", the Duke boys are skinny dipping when their famous car gets stolen. With their clothes inside. Fortunately, there's a home nearby with laundry hanging out to dry.
* A variant happens in ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Eleventh Doctor's debut episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour The Eleventh Hour]]". After he gets tired of being called "the raggedy Doctor", due to wearing the remains of Ten's outfit, the Doctor steals clothes from the hospital changing room, including a vast selection of ties, to create an ensemble he likes. Amy calls him out on this, and he calls the theft fair in exchange for saving the earth.
** The scene is a bit of a CallBack to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS7E1SpearheadFromSpace the Third Doctor]] choosing his distinctive ensemble, [[SharpDressedMan cape and all]], from a hospital changing room (after [[FanService we watch him]] [[ShowerScene taking a shower]]). [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie Eight]] also got ''his'' duds from a hospital locker room, though the outfits in question were actually intended for a costume party--the employee in question was going as Wild Bill Hickok.
* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "The City on the Edge of Forever", Kirk and Spock take clothes to blend in in 1930s America. They get noticed by a police officer.
* In ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' episode "Carbon Creek", three Vulcans who crash-landed on Earth in 1957 had to blend in by stealing from clotheslines. The female crewmember accidentally put a dress on backwards.



* ''Series/Charmed1998'': In "The Good, The Bad, And The Cursed", Cole and Prue end up in the Wild West and steal outfits from a clothesline to blend in. Prue gets harassed for wearing men's clothing.

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* ''Series/Charmed1998'': In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "The Good, The Bad, And The Cursed", Cole City on the Edge of Forever", Kirk and Prue end up in the Wild West and steal outfits from a clothesline Spock take clothes to blend in. Prue gets harassed for wearing men's clothing.in in 1930s America. They get noticed by a police officer.
* In ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' episode "Carbon Creek", three Vulcans who crash-landed on Earth in 1957 had to blend in by stealing from clotheslines. The female crewmember accidentally put a dress on backwards.



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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13295694/2/Bahkeeta Bahkeeta]]'' a naked Harry snags jeans and a shirt from a clothesline after Snape helps him escape Voldemort's captivity.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13295694/2/Bahkeeta Bahkeeta]]'' Bahkeeta]]'', a naked Harry snags jeans and a shirt from a clothesline after Snape helps him escape Voldemort's captivity.


* In ''ComicBook/{{Cavewoman}}: Shorts'', Meriem finds herself naked yet again, and 'borrows a pair of [[WhoWearsShortShorts Daisy Dukes]] and a slightly too small shirt from a clothesline on the outskirts of Marshville.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Cavewoman}}: Shorts'', Meriem finds herself naked yet again, and 'borrows 'borrow's a pair of [[WhoWearsShortShorts Daisy Dukes]] and a slightly too small shirt from a clothesline on the outskirts of Marshville.


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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13295694/2/Bahkeeta Bahkeeta]]'' a naked Harry snags jeans and a shirt from a clothesline after Snape helps him escape Voldemort's captivity.


Typically a {{Comedy}} trope where characters, who are in need of new clothes, take spare garments from the next best clothesline. Bonus point if the scene involves a close-up on a pieces of clothing slowly moving across the screen as the clothesline is being pulled from one end. Often the stolen clothes are the wrong size, intended for a person [[UnplannedCrossdressing of the other gender]], or both.

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Typically a {{Comedy}} trope where characters, who are in need of new clothes, take spare garments from the next best clothesline. Bonus point if the scene involves a close-up on a pieces piece of clothing slowly moving across the screen as the clothesline is being pulled from one end. Often the stolen clothes are the wrong size, intended for a person [[UnplannedCrossdressing of the other gender]], or both.



* In the first ''[[Literature/OnTheRun Chasing the Falconers]]'' novel by Creator/GordonKorman, Meg and Aiden use this so they'll have alternative to juvie jumpsuits.

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* In the first ''[[Literature/OnTheRun Chasing the Falconers]]'' novel by Creator/GordonKorman, Meg and Aiden use this so they'll have an alternative to juvie jumpsuits.

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* ''Series/Charmed1998'': In "The Good, The Bad, And The Cursed", Cole and Prue end up in the Wild West and steal outfits from a clothesline to blend in. Prue gets harassed for wearing men's clothing.

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