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Passing Speeder Spins Bystanders

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High speed causes unlucky bystanders close by to spin out.

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Proposed By:
ryanasaurus0077 on Aug 9th 2018 at 1:51:17 PM
Last Edited By:
ryanasaurus0077 on Sep 22nd 2018 at 7:14:35 PM
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Needs a Better Description, Needs a Better Title, Needs More Examples. Do We Have This One?

Someone runs a straight line at a high speed. There are people standing nearby—right on the runner's path, even! Anyone caught in the runner's path as he zips right past them will spin out instantly upon contact.

One cause of the Centrifugal Farce.

Examples

Film
  • In Mary Poppins, Bert is riding a merry-go-round horse when he wanders into a racing track; as the riders run past him, his horse spins around.

Western Animation

  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: In "The Cutie Mark Chronicles", Fluttershy is signaling the start of the pegasus race between Rainbow Dash and two bully colts. Once she lowers the flag, all three of them bump into her, causing her to go into this type of tailspin and fall off the cloud.
  • In one episode of The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, there's a scene where, after Private Ear Tigger gives Pooh a pot of honey (which he'd been short on for a while), Rabbit, having discovered he was one honey pot short, runs in screaming, "HELP! POLICE! ROBBED!" He runs into Pooh, who spins out and lets go of the honey pot he was holding.
  • In one The Pink Panther short, the Panther gets a car that was previously owned by a Mad Scientist, who added a Jekyll & Hyde potion to its fuel tank, causing it to randomly become sentient and evil. When the car was in its "evil" mode, any vehicle it passed would go into a spin and then fall apart.
  • The Fat Controller does a more mundane one in the Thomas the Tank Engine episode "The Fastest Red Engine On Sodor" after a runaway James speeds through Knapford Station.
  • This happens a lot in The Tortoise and the Hare whenever Max Hare runs past someone.

Feedback: 10 replies

Aug 9th 2018 at 2:46:03 PM

  • This happens a lot in The Tortoise And The Hare whenever Max Hare runs past someone.
  • In Mary Poppins, Bert is riding a merry-go-round horse when he wanders into a racing track; as the riders run past him, his horse spins around.

Aug 9th 2018 at 4:10:51 PM

  • The Fat Controller does a more mundane one in the Thomas The Tank Engine episode "The Fastest Red Engine On Sodor" after a runaway James speeds through Knapford Station.

Aug 10th 2018 at 1:32:38 AM

In one The Pink Panther short, the Panther gets a car that was previously owned by a Mad Scientist, who added a Jekyll And Hyde potion to its fuel tank, causing it to randomly become sentient and evil. When the car was in its "evil" mode, any vehicle it passed would go into a spin and then fall apart.

Aug 18th 2018 at 5:02:56 PM

The title has to be specific that high speed is what causes the spin. There are a lot of funny spin-outs that don't involve speed, Tom And Jerry does that often.

Sep 21st 2018 at 1:52:09 PM

Any ideas on how to improve upon the description? And more examples?

Sep 21st 2018 at 1:59:46 PM

This still Needs A Better Title because it's not clear. I Thought It Meant when the speeders make themselves dizzy by taking too many turns too fast.

Sep 21st 2018 at 3:22:10 PM

Best alternative I could think of at the time, and I still can't really think of a better title by myself even now.

Sep 21st 2018 at 5:40:08 PM

Can this be done by vehicles?

Sep 21st 2018 at 6:19:19 PM

^^ What about Passing Speeder Spins Bystanders? Argh, that sounds like a newspaper headline, does that mean it violates No New Stock Phrases? I don't think so, I hope not...

Would this be one of the causes of Centrifugal Farce, which covers the bystanders' dizzy reactions to being spun around?

Sep 22nd 2018 at 6:10:19 AM

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: In The Cutie Mark Chronicles, Fluttershy is signaling the start of the pegasus race between Rainbow Dash and two bully colts. Once she lowers the flag, all three of them bump into her, causing her to go into this type of tailspin and fall off the cloud.

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