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* ''Literature/{{Borgel}}'' is about a kid and his uncle driving through various locations along The Interstate through Time-space-and-the-other. They only develop their goal of seeing the Great Popsicle about halfway through, and Uncle Borgel isn't very committed to it.


* * ''[[{{VideoGame/GetInTheCarLoser}} Get In The Car, Loser!]]'' is a RoadTripPlot fused with the plot of your standard RPG - a party goes on a journey to defeat a recently revived ancient evil, they just happen to have a nice car.

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* * ''[[{{VideoGame/GetInTheCarLoser}} Get In The Car, Loser!]]'' is a RoadTripPlot fused with the plot of your standard RPG - a party goes on a journey to defeat a recently revived ancient evil, they just happen to have a nice car.

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* * ''[[{{VideoGame/GetInTheCarLoser}} Get In The Car, Loser!]]'' is a RoadTripPlot fused with the plot of your standard RPG - a party goes on a journey to defeat a recently revived ancient evil, they just happen to have a nice car.


* ''Podcast/NeoScum'' turns into this by Episode 12, when the crew decides to run away from their problems in Chicago and Minneapolis and drive to California, making friends and enemies all along the way.

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* ''Podcast/NeoScum'' ''[[Podcast/NeoScum NeoScum]]'' turns into this by Episode 12, when the crew decides to run away from their problems in Chicago and Minneapolis and drive to California, making friends pit stops and enemies all along the way.

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* ''Podcast/NeoScum'' turns into this by Episode 12, when the crew decides to run away from their problems in Chicago and Minneapolis and drive to California, making friends and enemies all along the way.


* ''Film/SesameStreetPresentsFollowThatBird'' has Big Bird travelling to the fictional Ocean View, Illinois, to live with Dodo family, only to find he doesn't really fit in with the family, and flees to return to Sesame Street; at the same time, his friends embark on a journey to try and meet him half way.

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* ''Film/SesameStreetPresentsFollowThatBird'' has Big Bird travelling to the fictional Ocean View, Illinois, to live with Dodo family, only to find he doesn't really fit in with the family, and flees to return to Sesame Street; at the same time, his friends embark on a journey to try and meet him half way.* The 1989 sci-fi movie ''[[Film/Slipstream1989 Slipstream]]'' is a RoadMovie with airplanes. A LoveableRogue steals the prisoner from two {{Bounty Hunter}}s and flies off with them in pursuit across a world changed by environmental disaster. Earthquakes have torn up all the roads so everyone uses a [[WeirdWeather permanent world-encircling wind]] called the slipstream for long distance travel.



* ''Film/{{Trafic}}'': Features the misdaventures of Creator/JacquesTati's M. Hulot and his bumbling goof a truck driver, as the two of them try to haul a model car from Paris to Amsterdam, having all sorts of wacky adventures on the way.



* The 1989 sci-fi movie ''[[Film/Slipstream1989 Slipstream]]'' is a RoadMovie with airplanes. A LoveableRogue steals the prisoner from two {{Bounty Hunter}}s and flies off with them in pursuit across a world changed by environmental disaster. Earthquakes have torn up all the roads so everyone uses a [[WeirdWeather permanent world-encircling wind]] called the slipstream for long distance travel.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' short "Daisy's Road Trip" has Daisy inviting herself on a road trip with Mickey and Minnie. She spends much of the trip driving them insane.
-->"AARDVARK CROSSING!"

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* ''Film/DamnationAlley'': The survivors of WorldWarIII have to travel from the western desert to Albany, New York, which, for some reason, survived all the destruction.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw'' episode "Family Vacation" sees the Murphys on one of these, complete with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhF4nNje9yE a song.]]


* The show ''Promised Land'' (a SpinOff of ''Series/TouchedByAndAngel'') made this the entire concept of the series, with the Greene family traveling around the country to help people. Though they did settle into a community by the final season.

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* The show ''Promised Land'' (a SpinOff of ''Series/TouchedByAndAngel'') ''Series/TouchedByAnAngel'') made this the entire concept of the series, with the Greene family traveling around the country to help people. Though they did settle into a community by the final season.

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* The show ''Promised Land'' (a SpinOff of ''Series/TouchedByAndAngel'') made this the entire concept of the series, with the Greene family traveling around the country to help people. Though they did settle into a community by the final season.


* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'': In "Road Rash", Heffer talks Rocko into going on a trip to see a tourist attraction called Phlegm Rock before it's closed down. Hijinks ensue, ranging from the struggle to find a decent motel, to having to ask for directions from easily-distracted locals, to Rocko trashing their motorcycle trying to stop the tape player and having to complete their trip in a hot-dog-shaped car Heffer wins in a contest, to an encounter with some surprisingly-friendly bikers.



* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants had a few vacation-themed episodes during the eighth season. In "A [=SquarePants=] Family Vacation" [=SpongeBob=] is bringing Patrick along on his family vacation to a water park but the two get lost along the way. In "Waking the Plankton" Plankton and his wife go on a cruise but it is actually party of a plan to steal the Krabby Patty formula. In "Mooncation", [=SpongeBob=] tags along with Sandy on her vacation to the Moon. Lastly in "Mr. Krabs Takes a Vacation" [=SpongeBob=] tags along with Mr. Krabs & Pearl on a vacation to the Bikini Bottom Mint, much to Pearl's disappointment.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants had a few vacation-themed episodes during the eighth season.
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In "A [=SquarePants=] Family Vacation" [=SpongeBob=] is bringing Patrick along on his family vacation to a water park but the two get lost along the way. way.
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In "Waking "Walking the Plankton" Plankton and his wife go on a cruise but it is actually party of a plan to steal the Krabby Patty formula. formula.
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In "Mooncation", [=SpongeBob=] tags along with Sandy on her vacation to the Moon. Lastly Moon.
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in "Mr. Krabs Takes a Vacation" [=SpongeBob=] tags along with Mr. Krabs & Pearl on a vacation to the Bikini Bottom Mint, much to Pearl's disappointment.


* One ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode, ''Bendin in the Wind'' where they follow Beck in a VW bus is a Type 1a.

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* One ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode, ''Bendin "[[Recap/FuturamaS3E13BendinInTheWind Bendin' in the Wind'' Wind]]" where they follow Beck in a VW bus is a Type 1a.



** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS720BartOnTheRoad Bart on the Road]]", Bart and some of his friends take Type 1 in order to visit a world fair [[spoiler: that turns out to have closed years ago]].

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** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS720BartOnTheRoad "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E20BartOnTheRoad Bart on the Road]]", Bart and some of his friends take Type 1 in order to visit a world fair [[spoiler: that turns out to have closed years ago]].


* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' features an episode where Bart and some of his friends take Type 1 in order to visit a world fair [[spoiler: that turns out to have closed years ago]].
** There's an episode when Homer takes Bart on a road trip to a motivational camp across the country due to incident in school and was on a "no fly list" in the airlines.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' features an episode where ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS720BartOnTheRoad Bart on the Road]]",
Bart and some of his friends take Type 1 in order to visit a world fair [[spoiler: that turns out to have closed years ago]].
** There's an episode when In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS17E11WereOnTheRoadToDohwhere We're on the Road to D'ohwhere]]", Homer takes Bart on a road trip to a motivational camp across the country due to incident in school and was on a "no fly list" in the airlines.


Live action television programs (As well as other episodic works) often have Road Trip Episodes in which the characters take a trip. Due to the episodic nature of TV--StatusQuoIsGod--these episodes are typically one-off affairs made to give the characters something new to do. Road trip episodes can be broken down into several types. Type 1 is The Family Car, the most common, in which the characters pile in a car and go someplace. In subtype 1a the characters complete the trip and come back, with the BoringReturnJourney possibly omitted, while in subtype 1b the trip is never completed for some reason. Type 2 is Public Transportation, in which the characters themselves aren't in control of the vehicle, and may include a bus, a plane, or even a spaceship. This type can easily be derailed by a StuckAtTheAirportPlot. Type 3, the Alternate Transport, is rarer, and involves characters who are ''always'' traveling taking some different mode of transport. Imagine the characters from a show in the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' universe leaving their starship and taking a bus or a shuttle.

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Live action television programs (As well as other episodic works) often have Road Trip Episodes in which the characters take a trip. Due to the episodic nature of TV--StatusQuoIsGod--these episodes are typically one-off affairs made to give the characters something new to do.

Road trip episodes can be broken down into several types. types.
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Type 1 is The Family Car, the most common, in which the characters pile in a car and go someplace. someplace.
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In subtype 1a the characters complete the trip and come back, with the BoringReturnJourney possibly omitted, while in omitted.
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subtype 1b the trip is never completed for some reason. reason.
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Type 2 is Public Transportation, in which the characters themselves aren't in control of the vehicle, and may include a bus, a plane, or even a spaceship. This type can easily be derailed by a StuckAtTheAirportPlot.
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Type 3, the Alternate Transport, is rarer, and involves characters who are ''always'' traveling taking some different mode of transport. Imagine the characters from a show in the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' universe leaving their starship and taking a bus or a shuttle.

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