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* The WebVideo/NostalgiaCritic pulled off the ultimate "Look, a distraction" on Tamara, Malcolm and Jim in his Country Bears review.
-->'''Critic''': (deadpan) Look, I'm getting away.
-->'''Tamara''': AFTER HIM!

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* The WebVideo/NostalgiaCritic pulled off the ultimate "Look, a distraction" on Tamara, Malcolm and Jim in his Country Bears review.
-->'''Critic''': (deadpan) Look, I'm getting away.
-->'''Tamara''': AFTER HIM!


* Played straight AND subverted AND discussed in the, uhm, German {{Noir}} parody "Mein Name ist Cox". Said private dick just got abducted, somewhat hastily whithout proper bounding-and-gagging, and waits for a convenient distraction to punch the big bad (who, alas, has a gun). So he points out that another car is following them since hours. The big bad laughs it off until panic and curiosity gets the better of him. Whack! "See, you finally did look behind you!" Of course (it's a parody) in the other car there ''is'' the cavalry. Cue further snarking about genre conventions.

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* Played straight AND subverted AND discussed in the, uhm, let's call it a German {{Noir}} parody "Mein "Gestatten, mein Name ist Cox". Said private dick just got abducted, somewhat hastily whithout proper bounding-and-gagging, and waits for a convenient distraction to punch the big bad (who, alas, has a gun). So he points out that another car is following them since hours. The big bad laughs it off until panic and curiosity gets the better of him. Whack! "See, you finally did look behind you!" Of course (it's a parody) in the other car there ''is'' the cavalry. Cue further snarking about genre conventions.

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* Played straight AND subverted AND discussed in the, uhm, German {{Noir}} parody "Mein Name ist Cox". Said private dick just got abducted, somewhat hastily whithout proper bounding-and-gagging, and waits for a convenient distraction to punch the big bad (who, alas, has a gun). So he points out that another car is following them since hours. The big bad laughs it off until panic and curiosity gets the better of him. Whack! "See, you finally did look behind you!" Of course (it's a parody) in the other car there ''is'' the cavalry. Cue further snarking about genre conventions.

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* ''FanFic/FantasyOfUtterRidiculousness'': Marisa attempts getting out of making a promise to Patchouli and Alice with this method. It doesn't work ''quite'' as well as she would've liked.
-->''"SOMETHING UNSEEABLE IS IN THE WAY!"''


* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' fanfic ''[[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/asoiaf-two-for-the-price-of-one-the-ultimate-eddard-stark-si.387373/ Two For The Price Of One]]'', SelfInsert Eddard Stark, during the Greyjoy's Rebellion, decides to {{Troll}} a Drowned Man by doing this. Much to his shame, ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny it works]]''.

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' fanfic ''[[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/asoiaf-two-for-the-price-of-one-the-ultimate-eddard-stark-si.387373/ Two For The Price Of One]]'', SelfInsert Eddard Stark, during the Greyjoy's Rebellion, decides to {{Troll}} a Drowned Man by doing this. Much to his shame, ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny ''[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments it works]]''.


* Bojangles did this twice in one of their commercials where one guy tells the other Dale Earnhardt Jr. is behind the other one, but it turns out it's just a cardboard cutout. The second guy claims the same thing, to which the first sarcastically describes the racer ordering a specific meal order. Turns out he's the real [[IncrediblyLamePun Dale]] when he corrects the guy:

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* Bojangles did this twice in one of their commercials where one guy tells the other Dale Earnhardt Jr. is behind the other one, but it turns out it's just a cardboard cutout. The second guy claims the same thing, to which the first sarcastically describes the racer ordering a specific meal order.meal. Turns out he's the real [[IncrediblyLamePun Dale]] when he corrects the guy:



* Norm has employed this trope humorously in some of his other works. For example, in ''Violence Man'', 3 mob thugs attempt the think of a distraction for Violence Man so that they could escape him. Eventually one shouts "WE HAVE SCRABBLE IN THE CAR!" which surprisingly succeeds in distracting him for a few seconds.

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* Norm has employed this trope humorously in some of his other works. For example, in ''Violence Man'', 3 mob thugs attempt the think of a distraction for Violence Man so that they could can escape him. Eventually one shouts "WE HAVE SCRABBLE IN THE CAR!" which surprisingly succeeds in distracting him for a few seconds.



* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10256543/5/Nymphadora-s-Beau Nymphadora's Beau]]'' Tonks uses this to spring Harry from Privet Drive.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10256543/5/Nymphadora-s-Beau Nymphadora's Beau]]'' Tonks uses this to spring Harry from Privet Drive.Beau]]'':



* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/10930959/chapters/24339012 Ninja Wizard Book 4]]'' Luna wins a duel with Suki by claiming to have seen a dragon.

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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/10930959/chapters/24339012 Ninja Wizard Book 4]]'' Luna wins claims to see a dragon during a duel with Suki by claiming and wins when Suki turns to have seen a dragon.look.

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* ''Myth/CelticMythology'': Cu Chulainn once fought a duel with the warrior woman Aife. She shattered his sword, but when she was about to finish him off, he shouted that her chariot and horses had fallen off a cliff. When she turned around to look, he attacked her from behind and overpowered her.
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'''Geralt:''' ''[completely unfazed]'' ... There's nothing behind me. I'm a [[SuperSoldier Witcher]], [[SuperSenses I'd have heard it]]. Just like I can hear your heart. Which is pounding. Like a liar's.

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'''Geralt:''' ''[completely unfazed]'' ... There's nothing behind me. I'm a [[SuperSoldier Witcher]], [[SuperSenses Witcher, I'd have heard it]].it. Just like I can hear your heart. Which is pounding. Like a liar's.


* Sakura Hirota distracted Luscious Latasha at a REINA show by pointing and shouting "OBAMA!"
* Wrestling/IvelisseVelez successfully stopped rival PowerStable {{V|illainTeamUp}}AL[=kyrie=] from kidnapping her injured teammate [[Wrestling/BlackRose La Rosa Negra]] at ''SHINE 33'', but had to abandon her healthy teammate Amanda Carolina Rodriguez for a minute to do so, resulting in Las Sicarias failing to acquire the TagTeam Title belts. While [=VALkyrie=] were beating up Kimber Lee, half of the other Tag Title contenders, later in the night, Las Sicarias decided to rescue her and get revenge, [[WeNeedADistraction starting with]] Negra poking [=VALkyrie=] [[TheBrute muscle]] Andrea in the back before retreating as quickly as she could manage while Velez and ACR picked off more vulnerable members.

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* Sakura Hirota distracted Luscious Latasha at a REINA show by pointing and shouting "OBAMA!"
"[[Usefulnotes/BarackObama OBAMA]]!"
* Wrestling/IvelisseVelez successfully stopped rival PowerStable {{V|illainTeamUp}}AL[=kyrie=] from kidnapping her injured teammate [[Wrestling/BlackRose La Rosa Negra]] at ''SHINE 33'', but had to abandon her healthy teammate Amanda Carolina Rodriguez for a minute to do so, resulting in Las Sicarias [[FriendOrIdolDecision failing to acquire acquire]] the TagTeam Title belts. While [=VALkyrie=] were beating up Kimber Lee, half of the other Tag Title contenders, later in the night, Las Sicarias decided to rescue her and get revenge, [[WeNeedADistraction starting with]] Negra poking [=VALkyrie=] [[TheBrute muscle]] Andrea in the back before retreating as quickly as she could manage while Velez and ACR picked off more vulnerable members.

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* Wrestling/IvelisseVelez successfully stopped rival PowerStable {{V|illainTeamUp}}AL[=kyrie=] from kidnapping her injured teammate [[Wrestling/BlackRose La Rosa Negra]] at ''SHINE 33'', but had to abandon her healthy teammate Amanda Carolina Rodriguez for a minute to do so, resulting in Las Sicarias failing to acquire the TagTeam Title belts. While [=VALkyrie=] were beating up Kimber Lee, half of the other Tag Title contenders, later in the night, Las Sicarias decided to rescue her and get revenge, [[WeNeedADistraction starting with]] Negra poking [=VALkyrie=] [[TheBrute muscle]] Andrea in the back before retreating as quickly as she could manage while Velez and ACR picked off more vulnerable members.


* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'': The ''very first time'' Garfield stole Jon's dinner, he uses this trick. And it won't be the first time Jon will fall for it.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'': ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'':
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The ''very first time'' Garfield stole Jon's dinner, he uses this trick. And it won't be the first time Jon will fall for it.it.
** [[http://www.gocomics.com/garfield/1998/01/28 Garfield stops chasing a mouse when the mouse uses that trick.]]
-->'''Mouse:''' Look, a banana cream pie!
-->'''Garfield:''' He's gone, isn't he?


Related to WeNeedADistraction. Also in the process of becoming a DiscreditedTrope (if not an outright DeadHorseTrope). Note, however, that just the two last words ([[spoiler:BEHIND YOU]]) are pure ParanoiaFuel on their own. Compare SnapToTheSide. If the method involved deliberately having them look somewhere just in time to be killed/heavily injured by something, see DeathByLookingUp.

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Related to WeNeedADistraction. Also in the process of becoming a DiscreditedTrope (if not an outright DeadHorseTrope). Note, however, that just the two last words ([[spoiler:BEHIND YOU]]) ("Behind you") are pure ParanoiaFuel on their own. Compare SnapToTheSide. If the method involved deliberately having them look somewhere just in time to be killed/heavily injured by something, see DeathByLookingUp.


* Once in ''FanFic/TheWinxClubInfiniteLoops'' Stormy managed to escape the pissed-off Darcy and Musa when Icy actually shouted "Look! A distraction!".

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* Once in ''FanFic/TheWinxClubInfiniteLoops'' ''FanFic/TheWinxClubLoops'' Stormy managed to escape the a pissed-off Darcy and Musa when Icy actually shouted "Look! A distraction!".

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