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* A very squicky version in ''Film/Boy1969'', due to the con artist parents using their 10-year-old child as the victim getting hit by the car.

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* A very squicky version in ''Film/Boy1969'', 1969 film ''Film/{{Boy|1969}}'', due to the con artist parents using their 10-year-old child as the victim getting hit by the car.

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* 1937 short film ''Film/TortureMoney'' involves an entire ring of crooks running a sophisticated operation in which they fake hit-and-run collisions with taxi drivers and pedestrians. The taxi drivers, victims, and witnesses are all in on it.

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* In ''Film/TheConIsOn'', Peter and Harry pull this trick at the hotel—pretending that the valet has run into Peter—to scam a free suite.


* ''Series/BetterCallSaul'' uses this in the Pilot episode to set the series in motion. A couple of skaters try to pull this on Jimmy [=McGill=], who calls them out on it. He later hires them to pull the scam on someone he wants as a client. It [[GoneHorriblyWrong goes horribly wrong]], and the main story arc is underway.
** Jimmy himself is also a skilled practitioner of this maneuver, and as a kid he picked up the nickname "Slippin' Jimmy" because of it. We see him pull a variation of it in a later episode, pretending to trip on a stray drumstick that he himself planted so that he can con the owners of a music store out of their cash.

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* ''Series/BetterCallSaul'' uses this in the Pilot episode to set the series in motion. A couple of skaters try to pull this on Jimmy [=McGill=], who calls them out on it. He later hires them to pull the scam on someone he wants as a client. It [[GoneHorriblyWrong goes horribly wrong]], and the main story arc is underway. \n** Jimmy himself is also a skilled practitioner of this maneuver, and as a kid he picked up the nickname "Slippin' Jimmy" because of it. We see him pull a variation of it in a later episode, pretending to trip on a stray drumstick that he himself planted so that he can con the owners of a music store out of their cash. As he's now middle-aged, [[RealityEnsues he really does hurt his back]].


A specific example of ObfuscatingDisability. May overlap with {{contortionist}}, where the idea of "rag dolling" comes from.

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A specific example of ObfuscatingDisability. May overlap with {{contortionist}}, where the idea of "rag dolling" comes from.
from. See FrivolousLawsuit for minor but real accidents.

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* One episode of ''Series/SpacePrecinct'' has a boy pretending to be hit by a car and demanding compensation. Then, a person explains to the driver that the boy is known to play such tricks... he's the boy's accomplice, and uses the opportunity to pick the driver's pockets. [[spoiler:The driver doesn't care, being busy scanning the alien for suitability for his OrganTheft ring.]]


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** Jimmy himself is also a skilled practitioner of this maneuver, and as a kid he picked up the nickname "Slippin' Jimmy" because of it. We see him pull a variation of it in a later episode, pretending to trip on a stray drumstick that he himself planted so that he can con the owners of a music store out of their cash.

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->'''Jean-Ralphio:''' I made my money the old-fashioned way. ''(singing)'' I got run over by a Lexus!\\
'''Tom:''' I still can't believe you won all that money in the lawsuit. You barely got hurt at all.\\
'''Jean-Ralphio:''' Do you want to get run over? Because I know a guy. Super gentle. Minor scrapes and bruises, major dollars and cents!
-->--''Series/ParksAndRecreation''


* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' poses this question: you are an NPC civilian. You see a car barreling down the road at triple the speed limit. Do you...
--->A) Get out of the way?
--->B) Call the cops?
--->C) Jump in the way of the car?
--->If you picked C), congratulations! [[ArtificialStupidity You are now qualified to be an NPC civilian]] in ''Grand Theft Auto IV''.
** Although, browsing through the radio reveals instructions for how to jump in the way of a car for a quick and easy lawsuit.

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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' poses this question: you are an NPC civilian. You see civilian have a car barreling down the road at triple the speed limit. Do you...
--->A) Get out of the way?
--->B) Call the cops?
--->C) Jump
tendency to jump in the way of the car?
--->If you picked C), congratulations! [[ArtificialStupidity You are now qualified to be an NPC civilian]] in ''Grand Theft Auto IV''.
** Although, browsing
your car. Browsing through the radio reveals instructions for how to jump in the way of a car for a quick and easy lawsuit.


* In the early 2010s, Russia started getting a (not entirely undeserved) reputation for [[DrivesLikeCrazy having the some of worst drivers in the world]]. The reason? The frequency of {{Flopsy}} and similar scams had prompted millions of Russians to purchase the newly available dashcams to protect themselves from con artists in the courts (both the plaintiffs and on the bench--police and judicial corruption was also a major factor, and even with the rare honest cop and honest judge, Russian courts don't like relying on oral testimony, meaning they're more likely to believe a crooked plaintiff's "bruises" and "injuries" than an honest defendant's testimony). Inevitably, these caught vast numbers of accidents (often due to the combination of heavy snow and heavy drinking), the videos of which quickly made their way on to YouTube and similar venues, and the rest, as they say, is history.

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* In the early 2010s, Russia started getting a (not entirely undeserved) reputation for [[DrivesLikeCrazy having the some of worst drivers in the world]]. The reason? The frequency of {{Flopsy}} and similar scams had prompted millions of Russians to purchase the newly available dashcams to protect themselves from con artists in the courts (both the plaintiffs and on the bench--police and judicial corruption was also a major factor, and even with the rare honest cop and honest judge, Russian courts don't like relying on oral testimony, meaning they're more likely to believe a crooked plaintiff's "bruises" and "injuries" than an honest defendant's testimony). Inevitably, these caught vast numbers of accidents (often due to the combination of heavy snow and heavy drinking), the videos of which quickly made their way on to YouTube Website/YouTube and similar venues, and the rest, as they say, is history.


Not related to [[Literature/TheTaleOfPeterRabbit Mopsy and Cottontail]]. Also not related to Dropsy. Or Topsy, the elephant Edison killed. Or [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender the King of Omashu's pet.]]

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Not related to [[Literature/TheTaleOfPeterRabbit Mopsy and Cottontail]]. Also not related to Dropsy. Or Topsy, the elephant Edison killed. Or [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender the King of Omashu's pet.]] Or [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus the rabbit who's dead and never called me mother.]]


* A very squicky version in ''Film/{{Boy}}'', due to the con artist parents using their 10-year-old child as the victim getting hit by the car.

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* A very squicky version in ''Film/{{Boy}}'', ''Film/Boy1969'', due to the con artist parents using their 10-year-old child as the victim getting hit by the car.

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* In one of the ''Ma and Pa Kettle'' movies, Pa decides to attempt this when he sees a minor traffic accident result in an immediate cash settlement. The first time, he walks into the street but chickens out when seeing he's about to be hit by a bus. The second time, he covers his eyes and walks into the street, but all the drivers swerve to avoid him and he walks away unscathed from a multi-car pileup.

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* A very squicky version in ''Film/{{Boy}}'', due to the con artist parents using their 10-year-old child as the victim getting hit by the car.

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