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This may have been done before, if so, I apologize. Please add if you have new ideas!

Grocery shopping is always in brown paper bags with either (but never both!) a bread stick or a bunch of celery sticking out.

People on the phone never say goodbye.

Arranging a date, no-one says where or when, they just turn up at the right place and time.

Car park - they always find one right away.

Female characters being chased will always trip over and hurt their ankle.

No-one wakes up with bed hair or morning breath.

People only drink red wine.

Villains are English and posh.
 

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If you're a young man and your girlfriends just dumped you, it will start raining and the dumping itself is very likely to happen in a car park .... at night time ...
 

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Bombs always have big red LED displays.
Bad guys are terrible shots.
The best way to put someone under covert surveillance is stand across the road from their home/workplace/restaurants etc reading a newspaper at all hours of the day and night and in all weathers.
 

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Helicopters are silent until they are seen. The hero of the film could be on top of a cliff or high building and everything is silent. Suddenly a helicopter rises up and then and only then is it heard.
 

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Was always a fan of Chekov's statement that said...If you see a gun in Act 1...it's fired in Act 3.
 

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Helicopters are silent until they are seen. The hero of the film could be on top of a cliff or high building and everything is silent. Suddenly a helicopter rises up and then and only then is it heard.
LOL .. that's true .. I hadn't thought about that before.
 

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Was always a fan of Chekov's statement that said...If you see a gun in Act 1...it's fired in Act 3.
haha, I was just thinking about this while watching an episode of "Will and Grace" I'd never seen before. The characters were in a piano bar. A piano is never there just by happenstance. A piano is there because one of the characters is going to break into a musical number any moment now. Sure enough, seconds later, Will is singing "I honestly love you"...
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Every car chase will crash though a watermelon stand and some roadworks. The road workers will shimmy left-right-left-right before diving out of the way.

(Are watermelon stands even a thing?)
 

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I remember a time not so long ago when a scary ghost in almost every horror film wasn't automatically the Sadako lookalike little girl in a tattered white dress with long black hair hanging over her face. It's getting past a joke now ..
 

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The cars usually hit a water bottle carrying lorry
None of the people in a horror film seem to have watched a horror film, with the way they act ie: Splitting up, going into the woods alone and using torches that appear to have Asda smart price batteries in them.
 

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And the local tv news, when they have overweight ladies wearing t shirts hastily pulled over their clothes advertising some kind of local wrong doing
 

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In any movie, when they are trying to defend themselves they drop the object they intend to use as their defense.
Any kid who is the lead in a film, usually is much smarter than the thick as a brick adults.
 

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The bomb with the red digital display that's diffused through pure correct wire guess work with only 2 seconds to go until it explodes.
 

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Helicopters are silent until they are seen. The hero of the film could be on top of a cliff or high building and everything is silent. Suddenly a helicopter rises up and then and only then is it heard.
Airwolf was terrible for this :p Altho it had stealth mode i am sure you could still be able to hear it coming up behind you :p
 

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The fact they know how to fly an alien ship
 

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Airwolf was terrible for this :p Altho it had stealth mode i am sure you could still be able to hear it coming up behind you :p
Yes, I think you'd notice it becoming a bit breezy :D
 

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:lol: and the famous screech it always made :p
 

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I always hated the bit in most films when the downtrodden hero ALWAYS told his boring sob story
 

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Anyone walking iinto a room where music is playing always enters at the exact start of a bar.
 

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Any school, college or university class will be interrupted by the bell within seconds of the scene beginning.

That old favourite: any man suffering a brutal kick to the bollocks will recover in mere moments.
 

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Any plan or action declared to be impossible by a character is not merely possible but inevitable.

Every person in a coma recovers.

Secretaries wear glasses, but only at work.

All children dropped off at school must walk a few steps before breaking into a run as the parent looks on fondly.
 
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