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[[IHaveManyNames Has many names]], such as Doorbell Ditching, Chicky Melly Chickenelly, Chap Door Run (Away), Knock and Run, Knock Knock Run, Knock-a-Door-Run, Cherry Knocking, Nicky Nicky Nine Doors, Ring and Run, and Knock and Nash.

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[[IHaveManyNames Has many names]], such as Doorbell Ditching, Chicky Melly Chickenelly, Chap Door Run (Away), Knock and Run, Knock Knock Run, Knock-a-Door-Run, Knock Down Ginger, Cherry Knocking, Nicky Nicky Nine Doors, Ring and Run, and Knock and Nash.


* An advertisement for sweets had some ColdWar KGB-looking types march up to a BigFancyHouse to the sound of ominous music and push the doorbell... then run off giggling.

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* An advertisement for sweets had some ColdWar UsefulNotes/ColdWar KGB-looking types march up to a BigFancyHouse to the sound of ominous music and push the doorbell... then run off giggling.

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* In an episode of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Sheldon and Creator/JamesEarlJones do this at Creator/CarrieFisher's house. Based on Carrie's reaction, James does this all the time.
-->'''Carrie Fisher:''' It's not funny anymore, James!\\
'''James Earl Jones:''' Then why am I laughing? Hahahaha!


* WesternAnimation/{{Pingu}}, who is suffering from a PottyEmergency, rings the doorbell, waits for his father to come outside, and then sneaks right into his house so that he can use the bathroom in "Pingu's Lavatory Story".

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* WesternAnimation/{{Pingu}}, who is suffering from a PottyEmergency, rings the doorbell, waits for his father to come outside, and then sneaks right into his house so that he can use the bathroom in "Pingu's Lavatory Story"."Little Accidents".


In a funny gag, Alice knocks on Bob's door or rings Bob's doorbell. But right before he opens the door, Alice runs off! And Bob is just standing there, wondering who the hell that mysterious knocker was. A common children's prank, especially favored by ThePrankster, though it's becoming more common for (childish) adults to also use this tactic.

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In a funny gag, Alice knocks on Bob's door or rings Bob's doorbell. But right before he opens the door, Alice runs off! And Bob is just standing there, wondering who the hell that mysterious knocker was. A common children's prank, especially favored by ThePrankster, though it's becoming more common for (childish) adults to also use this tactic.
tactic, particularly if they don't feel like waiting for the door to be answered.


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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAlvinShow'' has Alvin keep doing this to Dave to get him out of the garage so the Chipmunks can play in there for their "Git Along Little Doggies" number. The fourth time Alvin attempts it, Dave opens the door before he can ring the bell.


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* ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'': In Chapter 7, Lambo rings the doorbell and runs past Tsuna's sister when she opens up in order to sneak inside Tsuna's house.

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* ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'': In Chapter 7, Lambo rings the doorbell and runs past Tsuna's sister mother when she opens up in order to sneak inside Tsuna's house.

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* In ''Roleplay/DawnOfANewAgeOldportBlues'', Ciro attempts this while trying to get ''out'' of a room. He was able to sneak into the principal's office using his {{invisibility}}, but finds himself stuck in there with said principal. He then tries to knock on the door in the hopes that the principal will open it wide enough for him to sneak out, but is discovered anyway thanks to a PowerNullifier.
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* ''Film/{{Oresama}}'': Averted; Miyavi does accidentally Ding-Dong-Ditch his mother in 1984, but that's because he's afraid to see her.
* ''Film/PeeWeesBigAdventure'' has a variation. After Pee-Wee's bike is stolen, he goes to Francis' house to get it back. However, Francis' butler refuses to let him in and closes the door in his face. After knocking at the door twice, we hear knocking a third time. The butler answers it to find Pee-Wee attached a robotic hand to the door to repeatedly knock on it while he snuck in another way.



* ''Film/PeeWeesBigAdventure'' has a variation. After Pee-Wee's bike is stolen, he goes to Francis' house to get it back. However, Francis' butler refuses to let him in and closes the door in his face. After knocking at the door twice, we hear knocking a third time. The butler answers it to find Pee-Wee attached a robotic hand to the door to repeatedly knock on it while he snuck in another way.
* ''Film/{{Oresama}}'': Averted; Miyavi does accidentally Ding-Dong-Ditch his mother in 1984, but that's because he's afraid to see her.


* Some episodes of ''WesternAnimation/{{Numberjacks}}'' do this to distract the people who live in the house so the Numberjacks can launch without getting caught.

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* Some episodes of ''WesternAnimation/{{Numberjacks}}'' do this to distract the people who live in the house so the Numberjacks can launch without getting caught. Three loves doing this and begs to ring the doorbell whenever she isn't going on a mission.

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* Hilariously subverted in ''WesternAnimation/BrandyAndMrWhiskers''. In one episode, Mr. Whiskers and Ed play this trick on Brandy and the girls, only for Brandy to remind them of two problems: there is no doorbell anywhere around the treehouse, and the two need to run away before anyone opens the door.


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* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', after Barnacle Boy joins Man Ray and the Dirty Bubble to tag along as supervillains, they play this prank as one of their crimes.


* ''Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume'': Ika tries this, but she was interrupted before she could run away, and ended up meeting a new friend.

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* ''Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume'': ''Manga/SquidGirl'': Ika tries this, but she was interrupted before she could run away, and ended up meeting a new friend.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': In "Full Disclosure", Steven sneaks ''out'' of his house through a window while Connie speaks to Pearl at the door after the former knocks. He still gets noticed anyway.

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* ''VideoGame/SixtySeconds'': There's a possibly that someone knocking on your door will turn out to be a couple of pranksters who will be gone by the time you open up.
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