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* Subverted often in ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', where Spongebob tries (and fails) to get his Boat Driving License every few episodes. He always fails because he panics and smashes the gas pedal down '''hard''', ramming the boat into a brick wall at top speed. Every. Single. Time. Always accompanied by Mrs. Puff, who administers his test, blowing up into huge size.

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* Subverted often A recurring plot in ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', is [=SpongeBob=] at Mrs. Puff's Boating School, at which he is deemed "unteachable." He's good in class and he can do oral exams perfectly, but he can't actually drive when he's in a boat. Notable examples of his driving tests include "Boating School," in which he is given tips by Patrick on how to drive but later considers it cheating; "The Hot Shot," where Spongebob tries (and fails) [=SpongeBob=] is given lessons by the son of a race car driver; "Bumper to get his Boat Driving License every few episodes. He always fails because he panics Bumper," in which Mrs. Puff teaches [=SpongeBob=] a surreal mantra and smashes the gas pedal down '''hard''', ramming the takes him to drive in a deserted area; and "Boating Buddies," in which Squidward is involved in [=SpongeBob=] and Mrs. Puff's insane boat into a brick wall at top speed. Every. Single. Time. Always accompanied by Mrs. Puff, who administers his test, blowing up into huge size. drive.

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* In season 2 of ''[[Anime/AggressiveRetsuko Aggretsuko]]'' Retsuko takes a driving class, as an adult, she's actually good at it but there she meets Tadano, who doesn't really care that much.


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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' has Kitty get her learner's permit, and the other X-men trying to avoid having to supervise her because she DrivesLikeCrazy and makes liberal use of her {{Intangibility}}.


%%* ''Series/MamasFamily'', in the episode "Mama Learns to Drive".

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%%* ''Series/MamasFamily'', * ''Series/MamasFamily'': Mama has to get her driver's license in the season 2 episode "Mama Learns to Drive".Drive", since the other family members aren't always there to give her a ride (and as stated in a scene cut from the syndicated reruns, there's a bus driver's strike, so she can't take the bus either at that point). While there's some chaos, she succeeds.


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* ''Series/OutOfThisWorld'': One episode revolves around Evie trying to get her driver's license; she cheats via her powers when it comes to parallel parking, and subsequently has an accident and knocks the bumper off the car when she tries to parallel park ''without'' using her powers.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZER63EzKd2c This commercial]] for the 1969 AMC Rebel bragged that the car was used more by driving schools than any other models by showing it being driven by a series of less-than-competent learning drivers: a woman who [[DrivingStick crunches the gears]], a man who constantly stops and goes ("How am I doin'?" "A lot better than yesterday!"), a woman who turns on the median, a man frozen by nervousness, a DumbBlonde oblivious to traffic ("Look out for the truck!" "What truck?" "Behind the bus!" "What bus?") and a man who crashes into a fire hydrant ("Should I turn the windshield wiper on?").
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* The ComicBook/MarvelAdventures version of SpiderMan has to take a driving test in one issue. He does very well - the SpiderSense apparently does wonders on the road - until a villain attacks, and he has to "panic" to get away so he can put on his suit and fight. Naturally, he fails. In a mild subversion, he doesn't retake and doesn't actually mind all that much (probably because he lives in New York City).

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* The ComicBook/MarvelAdventures version of SpiderMan ComicBook/SpiderMan has to take a driving test in one issue. He does very well - the SpiderSense apparently does wonders on the road - until a villain attacks, and he has to "panic" to get away so he can put on his suit and fight. Naturally, he fails. In a mild subversion, he doesn't retake and doesn't actually mind all that much (probably because he lives in New York City).


* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' (with his sister Judy)

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* One of the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' [[WebAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsDigitalSeries digital shorts]] has Sunset Shimmer trying to earn her driver's license in "Driving Miss Shimmer". She's already failed her driving test once, and is told that her next try is her last one. Sunset learns about cars from either Applejack, Rarity, or Fluttershy, depending on which ending the viewer chooses, in an attempt to pass on the retest. Fluttershy annoys Sunset with a long lecture on safety, Applejack's old farm truck breaks before Sunset can drive it, and Rarity has Sunset try to drive a rented limo.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' (with has him watch his sister Judy)Judy trying to pass her driving test by extensively practicing. While she's got almost everything right, parallel parking is a nightmare for her.[[note]]Judy's nerves are rather apt, since parallel parking is said to be one of the hardest parts of a driving test.[[/note]]

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* ''Series/TheNewAdventuresOfBeansBaxter'': In "Beans Gets His Driver's License (and It Isn't Pretty)", UGLI agents Jack and Henry attempt to stop Beans from getting his driver's license.


* In ''[[comicBook/RobinSeries Robin]]'' Tim is surprised to learn his friend Ives had turned sixteen, taken his driver's test and gotten his license since he last saw him, (Tim is notoriously bad at keeping track of birthdays). Then once he gets in the car and he and Ives start driving over to Gotham's Chinatown to hang out he quickly becomes loudly incredulous that Ives actually passed his test since Ives is heavy on the brakes and refuses to go over [=20mph=].

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* In ''[[comicBook/RobinSeries ''[[ComicBook/RobinSeries Robin]]'' Tim is surprised to learn his friend Ives had turned sixteen, taken his driver's test and gotten his license since he last saw him, (Tim is notoriously bad at keeping track of birthdays). Then once he gets in the car and he and Ives start driving over to Gotham's Chinatown to hang out he quickly becomes loudly incredulous that Ives actually passed his test since Ives is heavy on the brakes and refuses to go over [=20mph=].

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* In ''[[comicBook/RobinSeries Robin]]'' Tim is surprised to learn his friend Ives had turned sixteen, taken his driver's test and gotten his license since he last saw him, (Tim is notoriously bad at keeping track of birthdays). Then once he gets in the car and he and Ives start driving over to Gotham's Chinatown to hang out he quickly becomes loudly incredulous that Ives actually passed his test since Ives is heavy on the brakes and refuses to go over [=20mph=].

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* The ''Series/{{Everybody Loves Raymond}}'' episode "Driving With Frank" has Frank renew his driver's liscence.

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* In the ''Series/{{Jessie}}'' episode "Driving Miss Crazy", Jessie takes Emma to take her driving test and is also forced to take the test herself since her liscence since her Texas liscence doesn't apply in New York.


* Parodied in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', where Goku and Piccolo try to get licenses. Their competitive personalities result in much mayhem.

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* Parodied in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', where Goku and Piccolo try to get licenses. Their competitive personalities result in much mayhem. The fact that they can (and do) fly anywhere too far to walk means neither has even the slightest concept of how to drive in the first place.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' had an episode where Stumpy and Quack Quack try to get their driver's licences. [[spoiler: Both of them fail. [[TheDitz Stumpy]] fails not only because he DrivesLikeCrazy, but because Kaeloo didn't do a very good job of teaching him how to drive. Quack Quack, on the other hand, is able to do everything perfectly well, but his driving instructor is [[{{Jerkass}} Mr. Cat]], who not only gives him negative points for ridiculous reasons, but actively tries to make him fail by doing things like shining a flashlight in his eyes and ''[[RemovableSteeringWheel ripping out the steering wheel]]'', finally causing him to drive off a cliff[[note]][[EscapeArtist Mr. Cat somehow escaped the car before it fell.]][[/note]].]]


* Subverted in the ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' episode "Driving Mr. Boondy". Al has to take a driving test and discovers that his son, Bud, will be administering the test. Al passes by threatening Bud.
** Same episode, airhead daughter Kelly has no problem passing her test.
* ''Series/MamasFamily'', in the episode "Mama Learns to Drive".
* ''Series/DrakeAndJosh''
* Spoofed in ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' when Reese, annoyed that his driving instructor did not give him any time to take his driving test, usurps the driving seat from the other girl so he could at least drive back to the DMV. Suddenly, a lady accidentally bumps into the car. Reese, panicking (thinking he messed up), drives off and eventually gets involved in a low speed chase with several police cars. You ''have to'' watch the whole episode just to know how hilarious it is.
** Not to mention that the chase ends when Reese returns to the driving school and completes the course PERFECTLY. He even [[ParallelParking parallel parks]] in his time behind the wheel, prompting a cop watching the chase at Malcolm's home to remark "That's impressive!"

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* Subverted in the ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' episode "Driving Mr. Boondy". Al has to take a driving test and discovers that his son, Bud, will be administering the test. Al passes by threatening Bud.
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Bud. Same episode, airhead daughter Kelly has no problem passing her test.
* %%* ''Series/MamasFamily'', in the episode "Mama Learns to Drive".
* %%* ''Series/DrakeAndJosh''
* Spoofed in ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' when Reese, annoyed that his driving instructor did not give him any time to take his driving test, usurps the driving seat from the other girl so he could at least drive back to the DMV. Suddenly, a lady accidentally bumps into the car. Reese, panicking (thinking he messed up), drives off and eventually gets involved in a low speed chase with several police cars. You ''have to'' watch the whole episode just to know how hilarious it is.
** Not to mention that the
is. The chase ends when Reese returns to the driving school and completes the course PERFECTLY. He even [[ParallelParking parallel parks]] in his time behind the wheel, prompting a cop watching the chase at Malcolm's home to remark "That's impressive!"

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* ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'' had an episode that revealed that Chase, the [[SixthRanger Third Rider]] and a [[HeelFaceTurn reformed]] [[MonsterOfTheWeek Roidmude]], didn't have a license for his CoolBike; since he's affiliated with the Tokyo Police Department, that just won't do so he takes the test. Naturally a Roidmude attacks in the middle of it and Chase steps away from the learner car to fight it, though he does apologize to the instructor beforehand (and transforms right in front of the poor confused guy). He does eventually go back and pass the test, though. [[spoiler:And when he dies in the final battle, his damaged license becomes a TragicKeepsake for Gou (Kamen Rider Mach).]]

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