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August 8, 2012 2:52 PM   Subscribe

Help me find more variations of this movie cliche: People driving in a car when someone/thing pops out from the roof (blocking the windshield). As in this Harry and the Hendersons clip.

I know I've seen this a million times, and now I'm looking for a few to splice together for a movie edit.

Any others off the top of your head?
posted by Jezztek to Media & Arts (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
I believe in Tommy Boy there's a scene like this with a deer.

In Raising Arizona, when Evelle and Gail are driving away from the bank, the dye bomb in their sack of money explodes.
posted by phunniemee at 3:03 PM on August 8, 2012


Oh sorry...watched the clip afterwards and misunderstood your prompt.

I seem to remember a scene like this in Men in Black, but can't place it.
posted by phunniemee at 3:05 PM on August 8, 2012


The Tommy boy one works great as well, so I'm happy to loosen up a bit on the original question.

=)
posted by Jezztek at 3:10 PM on August 8, 2012


There's a Muppets one where Gonzo pops onto the windshield, startling the drivers. I can't remember which movie, but it's definitely in their "30th anniversary special".
posted by Melismata at 3:16 PM on August 8, 2012


I'll track it down!
posted by Jezztek at 3:33 PM on August 8, 2012


In the Road Warrior, the villain Wez pops up from behind the truck's grill.
posted by cazoo at 4:27 PM on August 8, 2012


not the same thing exactly - also from Tommy Boy
posted by pyro979 at 4:49 PM on August 8, 2012


There's a Muppets one where Gonzo pops onto the windshield, startling the drivers. I can't remember which movie, but it's definitely in their "30th anniversary special".

It's The Muppet Movie, where the two vehicles (Gonzo's plumbing van and the rainbow-colored Studebaker) run into each other.

Here you go!
posted by katemonster at 5:01 PM on August 8, 2012


Happy Gilmore - The MeestaMeesta lady
posted by TwoWordReview at 5:14 PM on August 8, 2012


This happens in The Sweetest Thing. Some (rotting?) takeout in a tinfoil duck splats on Applegate / Diaz's window on their trip. Cursory search turns up written references, I haven't found footage yet. Sorry!
posted by safetyfork at 7:31 PM on August 8, 2012


Oh, here it is I guess I needed to, ahem, refine my search terms. Definitely rotting takeout -- no question about that now.
posted by safetyfork at 7:38 PM on August 8, 2012


Thanks much everyone!
posted by Jezztek at 8:25 PM on August 8, 2012


The Shape lands on the roof of a car early on in John Carpenter's Halloween.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 6:44 AM on August 9, 2012


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