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* Music/TheBonzoDogBand's song ''My Pink Half Of the Drainpipe'' explores this concept in song.

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* Music/TheBonzoDogBand's song ''My "My Pink Half Of the Drainpipe'' Drainpipe" explores this concept in song.


* The Music/BonzoDogBand's song ''My Pink Half Of the Drainpipe'' explores this concept in song.

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* The Music/BonzoDogBand's Music/TheBonzoDogBand's song ''My Pink Half Of the Drainpipe'' explores this concept in song.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{The Jetsons}}'': This was the central plot point of the episode "Private Property"; Mr. Spacely had George examine the blueprints, where he believed that Cogswell's new building was 6 inches over Spacely's property line, until Cogswell re-examines the blueprints and finds that his property is the bigger one and Spacely's building was 6 inches over. Cogswell manages to talk Spacely into buying Cogswell's building, which George discovers is 6 inches too tall and has to be dismantled, only to find out that Spacely got stuck buying Cogswell's building which has to be torn down.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{The Jetsons}}'': ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'': This was the central plot point of the episode "Private Property"; Mr. Spacely had George examine the blueprints, where he believed that Cogswell's new building was 6 inches over Spacely's property line, until Cogswell re-examines the blueprints and finds that his property is the bigger one and Spacely's building was 6 inches over. Cogswell manages to talk Spacely into buying Cogswell's building, which George discovers is 6 inches too tall and has to be dismantled, only to find out that Spacely got stuck buying Cogswell's building which has to be torn down.


* Subverted in the famous Creator/{{Robert Frost}} poem, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mending_Wall Mending Wall.]] It isn't necessarily about the property line intruding on either person's side of the fence, but rather whether or not a literal stone wall is needed to solidify the property line.

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* Subverted in the famous Creator/{{Robert Frost}} poem, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mending_Wall Mending Wall.]] Wall]], published in his ''Literature/{{Collected Poems|1930}}''. It isn't necessarily about the property line intruding on either person's side of the fence, but rather whether or not a literal stone wall is needed to solidify the property line.
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* ''Film/ASeriousMan'': Larry is in a low-simmering dispute with his neighbor over their property line. The neighbor wants to build a boat shed across what Larry considers their property line. The neighbor begins to mow a strip of Larry's side of the lawn as a passive-aggressive way of asserting his own definition of their property line.


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* ''WesternAnimation/{{The Jetsons}}'': This was the central plot point of the episode "Private Property".

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{The Jetsons}}'': This was the central plot point of the episode "Private Property".Property"; Mr. Spacely had George examine the blueprints, where he believed that Cogswell's new building was 6 inches over Spacely's property line, until Cogswell re-examines the blueprints and finds that his property is the bigger one and Spacely's building was 6 inches over. Cogswell manages to talk Spacely into buying Cogswell's building, which George discovers is 6 inches too tall and has to be dismantled, only to find out that Spacely got stuck buying Cogswell's building which has to be torn down.


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Note that this is a classic example of HollywoodLaw: in reality this kind of discrepancy would (1) immediately lead to a lawsuit, which (2) would almost always be solved by somehow granting Bob the land he thought was his. (The mechanisms here are [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adverse_possession adverse possession]] if he or his predecessors in interest[[note]]As a quick lesson, suppose adverse possession takes 20 years in Bob's jurisdiction. If it's 2010 now, and Bob inherited the house from his uncle in 2008, and the uncle bought it from some other fellow in 1996, and that other fellow built the house and the fence that extends across the property line in 1989, then all of that counts towards Bob's 20 years of possession, even though he's only been on the property for two years.[[/note]] used the land consistently enough for long enough, and various kinds of easements and forced sales if he hasn't.)

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Note that this is a classic example of HollywoodLaw: in reality this kind of discrepancy would (1) immediately lead to a lawsuit, which (2) would almost always be solved by somehow granting Bob the land he thought was his. (The mechanisms here are [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adverse_possession adverse possession]] possession]], which is basically a StatuteOfLimitations as applied to property law, if he or his predecessors in interest[[note]]As a quick lesson, suppose adverse possession takes 20 years in Bob's jurisdiction. If it's 2010 now, and Bob inherited the house from his uncle in 2008, and the uncle bought it from some other fellow in 1996, and that other fellow built the house and the fence that extends across the property line in 1989, then all of that counts towards Bob's 20 years of possession, even though he's only been on the property for two years.[[/note]] used the land consistently enough for long enough, and various kinds of easements and forced sales if he hasn't.)


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%%* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren''* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': In one episode, Jefferson D'Arcy takes an apple that fell from the Bundys' tree and Al argues with him over the apple's ownership. It leads the two families into finding out the official boundary between their lands isn't even a straight line. The tree belongs to the D'Arcys. The Bundys further research the map and find out the D'Arcys' barbecue drill is in ''their'' property. The D'Arcys retaliate by setting a toll booth at the Bundys' garage entrance. The Bundys retaliate by reporting an irregular improvement that, since it's done on what turned out to be D'Arcy property, the D'Arcys are fined for it. They eventually decide to make peace but then [[HereWeGoAgain another apple falls off the tree]] and Al and Jefferson fight over it.


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* The Oscar-winning silent 1952 short ''Neighbours'', directed by NormanMclaren for the NationalFilmBoardOfCanada, is a dramatic and disturbing instance. A surreal anti-war parable, it depicts an escalating battle between two homeowners over the ownership of a single flower growing right on their property line. Watch it [[http://www.nfb.ca/film/neighbours_voisins here]].

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* The Oscar-winning silent 1952 short ''Neighbours'', ''Film/{{Neighbours}}'', directed by NormanMclaren Creator/NormanMclaren for the NationalFilmBoardOfCanada, Creator/NationalFilmBoardOfCanada, is a dramatic and disturbing instance. A surreal anti-war parable, it depicts an escalating battle between two homeowners over the ownership of a single flower growing right on their property line. Watch it [[http://www.nfb.ca/film/neighbours_voisins here]].


Alice and Bob are neighbors, and they hate each other. One day, Alice goes to a government office and finds a city map that shows her property extends well past the fence between them. Alice will begin commandeering anything of Bob's that falls into their property. A tree, a workshed, the TV in his living room, etc.

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Alice and Bob AliceAndBob are neighbors, and they hate each other. One day, Alice goes to a government office and finds a city map that shows her property extends well past the fence between them. Alice will begin commandeering anything of Bob's that falls into their property. A tree, a workshed, the TV in his living room, etc.


* The BonzoDogDooDahBand's song ''My Pink Half Of the Drainpipe'' explores this concept in song.

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* ''{{That 70s Show}}'' - happened exactly like the trope's definition, starting with Bob taking things from Red's garage and ending with Red finding out that he owns part of Bob's house.

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* In a second-season episode of ''The {{Flintstones}}'', Barney painted a property line through the middle of the room Fred just added to his house (tricking Barney into doing all the work, of course.)
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* In a second-season episode of ''The {{Flintstones}}'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', Barney painted a property line through the middle of the room Fred just added to his house (tricking Barney into doing all the work, of course.)
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* One episode of ''ThePinkPanther'' ("Pink Panzer") had an unseen narrator building up conflict between the Pink Panther and his neighbor, starting with a couple of borrowed possessions, but then coming into this trope when he, at the narrator's urging, saws off a limb that extends over the line, dropping leaves into his yard. The neighbor retaliates by sawing off part of the Pink Panther's ''house'' that was extending into the space over ''his'' yard. The narrator gets the panther to build a wall, then the neighbor to bring out a unit of artillery, the panther to bring out something bigger, the neighbor to call in some military help... At the end, the narrator is eventually revealed to be [[spoiler:The Devil]].


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* One episode of ''ThePinkPanther'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther'' ("Pink Panzer") had an unseen narrator building up conflict between the Pink Panther and his neighbor, starting with a couple of borrowed possessions, but then coming into this trope when he, at the narrator's urging, saws off a limb that extends over the line, dropping leaves into his yard. The neighbor retaliates by sawing off part of the Pink Panther's ''house'' that was extending into the space over ''his'' yard. The narrator gets the panther to build a wall, then the neighbor to bring out a unit of artillery, the panther to bring out something bigger, the neighbor to call in some military help... At the end, the narrator is eventually revealed to be [[spoiler:The Devil]].

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