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1st Feb '17 5:52:54 PM Phred
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* ''WesternAnimation/AllHailKingJulien'' episode "Gimme Gimme Gimme: The Game" has King Julien try to establish a money-based economy based on just his experience with a Monopoly-like board game. Giving everyone an equal amount of money and then just leaving it at that turns out to be a terrible idea and it doesn't take long for everyone to be broke and all the money ending up in the hands of one person.
* ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman'' has Todd get 8 million dollars in a settlement, only for him to immediately lose it during his celebratory dinner.
-->'''Todd:''' Oh crap! I accidentally tipped the waitress eight million dollars! Well, guess I'm broke again.
21st Jan '17 3:19:13 PM DustSnitch
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* ''Podcast/PlumbingTheDeathStar'': One of the last two tropes mentioned in "Exploiting Television Tropes for Financial and Personal Gain" is the tendency for characters to strike oil in their backyard, find money on the bus, or find some other crazy method to get rich instantly. However, they conclude that if they followed the trope completely, they'd have to lose the money since these type of scenarios tend to involve a form of FriendOrIdolDecision where they either must return the money to its rightful owner or keep it, wherein the character always chooses to return it out of moral obligation.
10th Jan '17 11:40:51 AM totoofze47
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'''s Water-7 Arc, it's implied that, prior to stealing the Straw Hats' two million, whenever the Franky Family got into some cash they'd lose it either through partying or betting at the races. And what happened to the remaining money? It ended up being spent on the Straw Hats and friends' victory party. Nami is ''furious'' to learn this.

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'''s Water-7 Arc, it's implied that, prior to stealing the Straw Hats' two million, whenever the Franky Family got into some cash they'd lose it either through partying or betting at the races. And what happened to the remaining money? It ended up being spent on the Straw Hats and friends' victory party. Nami is ''furious'' to learn this. However, it turns out to be a zig-zagged example as [[spoiler:while the Franky Family did blow a lot of the money they stole from the Straw Hats into the various parties, betting and such as, Franky made much better use of part of it, in order to buy some legendary Adam wood, the best quality wood in the world, to build the Straw Hats a new ship to replace the lost Going Merry]].
2nd Jan '17 1:56:38 PM Piromano80
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** "Mr. Greg" begins with Greg Universe musing with his son Steven over how to spend his 10 million dollar royalty check from a song his former manager Marty had sold as a burger shack jingle without permission in the previous episode. The conclusion is that Greg is content with his life, so they resolve to spend it on a night on the town in nearby Empire City. Steven insists that they take Pearl, Steven's fellow Crystal Gem. Upon arrival, the beached dressed trio buy tailored tuxedos, fine dining, and a penthouse room, and proceed to dance the night away. Amongst their affluent spending, Pearl and Greg resolve a long standing interpersonal conflict. The next morning, a musical reprise has the characters questioning whether this was the best use of their new found fortune.

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** "Mr. Greg" begins with Greg Universe musing with his son Steven over how to spend his 10 million dollar royalty check from a song his former manager Marty had sold as a burger shack jingle without permission in the previous episode. The conclusion is that Greg is content with his life, so they resolve to spend it on a night on the town in nearby Empire City. Steven insists that they take Pearl, Steven's fellow Crystal Gem. Upon arrival, the beached dressed trio buy tailored tuxedos, fine dining, and a penthouse room, and proceed to dance the night away. Amongst their affluent spending, Pearl and Greg resolve a long standing interpersonal conflict. The next morning, a musical reprise has the characters questioning whether this was the best use of their new found fortune. {{Subverted}} in that he still has plenty of money left.
30th Dec '16 9:05:29 PM RandomnessUnlimited
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', [[TheDitz Stumpy]] turns out to be a brilliant artist, and he decides to sell his art. Mr. Cat then comes up and tricks him into signing a contract that gives 95% of the profits to Mr. Cat. [[spoiler: In the end, however, [[SubvertedTrope they never manage to sell any of the art]].]]
23rd Dec '16 8:15:13 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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-->'''Le Bret:''' ''[with the action of throwing a bag]'' How! The bag of crowns?...

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-->'''Le Bret:''' ''[with the action of throwing a bag]'' How! The bag of crowns?...\\
18th Dec '16 9:25:13 AM StFan
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->'''Carter:''' (''on phone'') Did you blow all your money yet?\\

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'''Carter:''' (''on phone'') Alright, call me when you blow all your money, love ya, bye.
--> --''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', "Lottery Fever"

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'''Carter:''' (''on phone'') ''[on phone]'' Alright, call me when you blow all your money, love ya, bye.
--> --''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', -->-- ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', "Lottery Fever"



* A totally trustworthy chap convinces them to secure their fortune in a [[{{Ponzi}} foolproof investment scheme]]-- whoops, turns out he was a ConMan.

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* A totally trustworthy chap convinces them to secure their fortune in a [[{{Ponzi}} foolproof investment scheme]]-- scheme]] -- whoops, turns out he was a ConMan.



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* Kankichi Ryotsu of ''{{Manga/Kochikame}}'' had been making his fortunes multiple times throughout the series whether from inheritance, gambling or selling popular products. He always lose all his wealth from overspending, bad investments or from accidents. He's back to being a patrol officer again.
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'''s Water-7 Arc, it's implied that, prior to stealing the Straw Hats' two million, whenever the Franky Family got into some cash they'd lose it either through partying or betting at the races.
** And what happened to the remaining money? It ended up being spent on the Straw Hats and friends' victory party. Nami is ''furious'' to learn this.
* In ''{{Manga/Tactics}}'', whenever Kantarou and thus, the gang, come into any money, it's guaranteed never to last very long, much to Youko's despair.
* Faye from ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' has this as a recurring problem. Every time she comes into a good chuck of money (either through swindling or genuine bounty hunting) she'll blow it betting on races and lose it all in an instant. Spike even calls her out on it but she proclaims "Its better then keeping it in the bank."
* Ryo Saeba and Kaori Makimura from ''Manga/CityHunter'' have this problem, [[{{Justified}} with two good reasons]]: their continuous fights often damage their home and the Cat's Eye cafe (resulting in them having to pay for the repairs of their home and refunding Umibozu and Miki for the damage at the Cat's Eye), and Ryo tends to go through very expensive ammunition like it was water.
** Even before those fights started to give cause, Ryo managed to spend ''one hundred millions yen '''in one week'''''. [[spoiler:[[AllThereInTheManual The inserts in the Complete Edition of the manga explain]] [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments he gave them all to the rehab center where he had recently sent a group of junkies]].]]

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* Kankichi Ryotsu of ''{{Manga/Kochikame}}'' ''Manga/{{Kochikame}}'' had been making his fortunes multiple times throughout the series whether from inheritance, gambling or selling popular products. He always lose all his wealth from overspending, bad investments or from accidents. He's back to being a patrol officer again.
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'''s Water-7 Arc, it's implied that, prior to stealing the Straw Hats' two million, whenever the Franky Family got into some cash they'd lose it either through partying or betting at the races.
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races. And what happened to the remaining money? It ended up being spent on the Straw Hats and friends' victory party. Nami is ''furious'' to learn this.
* In ''{{Manga/Tactics}}'', ''Manga/{{Tactics}}'', whenever Kantarou and thus, the gang, come into any money, it's guaranteed never to last very long, much to Youko's despair.
* Faye from ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' has this as a recurring problem. Every time she comes into a good chuck of money (either through swindling or genuine bounty hunting) she'll blow it betting on races and lose it all in an instant. Spike even calls her out on it but she proclaims "Its "It's better then than keeping it in the bank."
* Ryo Saeba and Kaori Makimura from ''Manga/CityHunter'' have this problem, [[{{Justified}} with two good reasons]]: their continuous fights often damage their home and the Cat's Eye cafe (resulting in them having to pay for the repairs of their home and refunding Umibozu and Miki for the damage at the Cat's Eye), and Ryo tends to go through very expensive ammunition like it was water.
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is water. Even before those fights started to give cause, Ryo managed to spend ''one hundred millions yen '''in one week'''''. [[spoiler:[[AllThereInTheManual The inserts in the Complete Edition of the manga explain]] [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments he gave them all to the rehab center where he had recently sent a group of junkies]].]]



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* The "Joker's Millions" issue in ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''.
* Has happened in ''ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse'' comics multiple times, usually to Donald, sometimes involving his uncle's money (though obviously that isn't usually all lost, or it's lost back to Scrooge). At least once Scrooge even lets him "take care of his business" to have him lose as much money as possible when he realises he himself can't bear to carry out a bet to do so even though that would lead to greater gains.
** ''ComicBook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck'' had Scrooge being a former victim of the trope before becoming wealthy for good, albeit he didn't lose it out of foolishness.

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* %%* The "Joker's Millions" issue in ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''.
* Has happened in ''ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse'' :
** Has happened in the
comics multiple times, usually to Donald, sometimes involving his uncle's money (though obviously that isn't usually all lost, or it's lost back to Scrooge). At least once Scrooge even lets him "take care of his business" to have him lose as much money as possible when he realises realizes he himself can't bear to carry out a bet to do so even though that would lead to greater gains.
** ''ComicBook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck'' had has Scrooge being a former victim of the trope before becoming wealthy for good, albeit he didn't lose it out of foolishness.



* ''[[ComicBook/MonicasGang Chuck Billy's]]'' father once won the lottery. He donated a part to the church and then he was surrounded by people trying to mooch off, including some distant relatives. By the time Chuck and his mother found his Dad, the money that was left was, as Chuck's mother surmised, enough to buy new clothes for the three of them. Chuck's Dad then went back to the place where he got the prize and tried to borrow money for more tickets.

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* ''[[ComicBook/MonicasGang ''ComicBook/MonicasGang'': Chuck Billy's]]'' Billy's father once won the lottery. He donated a part to the church and then he was surrounded by people trying to mooch off, including some distant relatives. By the time Chuck and his mother found his Dad, the money that was left was, as Chuck's mother surmised, enough to buy new clothes for the three of them. Chuck's Dad then went back to the place where he got the prize and tried to borrow money for more tickets.



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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'':
** One story arc has Wally win a billion dollars in a lawsuit, and ends with him losing it all in Vegas.
** In one Sunday strip, Dilbert wins the lottery and is blindsided with an interview from a reporter who asks him what he wants to say to the world.
--->'''Dilbert:''' Drinks for everybody!
** Dogbert earns $400,000 selling used cars for a week, and loses it all when the bank he deposited it with turns out to be a scam.
** Another time Dilbert makes a fortune in the stock market and experiences random miseries until the garbage man tells him that the "Law of Found Money" wouldn't allow him to keep randomly acquired cash, and he spends it on a "Cray 9" supercomputer.
* This happens quite a lot in ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}''; whatever big fortune Wimpy, Olive Oyl or the other supporters make in the last adventure, they'll end up losing it due to some bad investment or whatever. Popeye, on the other hand, seems to like his PerpetualPoverty to a degree, and is such a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold big softy underneath that crusty exterior]], that he will just give away his new wealth to the first needy people he sees.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'': Mentioned in [[https://d1ejxu6vysztl5.cloudfront.net/comics/garfield/1995/1995-06-24.gif this comic]], as the proverb under Jon's photo in his yearbook.
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* ''Series/SpinCity'' has an episode where Paul wins the jackpot on ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire.'' Ensuing episodes have him use the money to open a political-themed restaurant named "Wonk". HilarityEnsues.
* ''Series/{{Castle}}'' had the titular character recall how he acted out this trope when while he was still in college his first book became a bestseller and he became rich overnight. He quickly spent his new fortune on expensive luxuries. Luckily for him his next book also sold really well and he learned to be smarter with his money by then. In the present Castle is portrayed as being quite rich but so practical with money that it does not really show.
** Castle revealed this during an episode that featured a murder victim who won the lottery and then seemed to spend the money on extravagant things as well as giving money away to homeless people. Castle figures out that this was due to [[spoiler: guilt over stealing the winning lottery ticket]]

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* ''Series/SpinCity'' has an episode where Paul wins the jackpot on ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire.'' ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire''. Ensuing episodes have him use the money to open a political-themed restaurant named "Wonk". HilarityEnsues.
* ''Series/{{Castle}}'' had has the titular title character recall how he acted out this trope when when, while he was still in college college, his first book became a bestseller and he became rich overnight. He quickly spent his new fortune on expensive luxuries. Luckily for him his next book also sold really well and he learned to be smarter with his money by then. In the present Castle is portrayed as being quite rich but so practical with money that it does not really show.
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show. Castle revealed reveals this during an episode that featured features a murder victim who won the lottery and then seemed to spend the money on extravagant things as well as giving money away to homeless people. Castle figures out that this was due to [[spoiler: guilt [[spoiler:guilt over stealing the winning lottery ticket]]ticket]].



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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'':
** One story arc had Wally win a billion dollars in a lawsuit, and ended with him losing it all in Vegas.
** In one Sunday strip, Dilbert wins the lottery and is blindsided with an interview from a reporter who asks him what he wants to say to the world.
---> '''Dilbert:''' Drinks for everybody!
** Dogbert earned $400,000 selling used cars for a week, and lost it all when the bank he deposited it with turned out to be a scam.
** Another time Dilbert made a fortune in the stock market and experienced random miseries until the garbage man told him that the "Law of Found Money" wouldn't allow him to keep randomly acquired cash and he spent it on a "Cray 9" supercomputer.
* This happens quite a lot in ''{{Popeye}}''; whatever big fortune Wimpy, Olive Oyl or the other supporters make in the last adventure, they'll end up losing it due to some bad investment or whatever. Popeye, on the other hand, seems to like his PerpetualPoverty to a degree, and is such a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold big softy underneath that crusty exterior]], that he will just give away his new wealth to the first needy people he sees.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'': Mentioned in [[https://d1ejxu6vysztl5.cloudfront.net/comics/garfield/1995/1995-06-24.gif this comic]], as the proverb under Jon's photo in his yearbook.

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[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'':
** One
The Parable of the Prodigal Son in [[TheBible the Gospel of Luke]]. A kid asks his dad for his inheritance now (another way of saying "Why won't you just die?"), and takes it to a far country, where he blows it on wine women and song. Familiarity with the story arc had Wally win a billion dollars in a lawsuit, has dulled the scandal of the father's running to meet the returning (destitute and ended penitent) son with him losing it all in Vegas.
** In one Sunday strip, Dilbert wins
forgiveness and a celebration.[[note]]A modern equivalent would be for Dad to get a text from his son during a business meeting and punch the lottery and is blindsided air with an interview from a reporter who asks him what he wants to say to whoop of joy, and then leave the world.
---> '''Dilbert:''' Drinks for everybody!
** Dogbert earned $400,000 selling used cars for a week,
meeting and lost it all when go home to greet the bank he deposited it with turned out to be a scam.
** Another time Dilbert made a fortune in the stock market
son and experienced random miseries until the garbage man told him that the "Law of Found Money" wouldn't allow him to keep randomly acquired cash and he spent it on prepare a "Cray 9" supercomputer.
* This happens quite a lot in ''{{Popeye}}''; whatever big fortune Wimpy, Olive Oyl or the other supporters make in the last adventure, they'll end up losing it due to some bad investment or whatever. Popeye, on the other hand, seems to like his PerpetualPoverty to a degree, and is such a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold big softy underneath that crusty exterior]], that he will just give away his new wealth to the first needy people he sees.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'': Mentioned in [[https://d1ejxu6vysztl5.cloudfront.net/comics/garfield/1995/1995-06-24.gif this comic]], as the proverb under Jon's photo in his yearbook.
welcome-home party.[[/note]]



* About a billion ''AmosAndAndy'' episodes involve Andy and/or Kingfish coming across money and then losing all of it by the end of the show.

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* About a billion ''AmosAndAndy'' ''Radio/AmosAndAndy'' episodes involve Andy and/or Kingfish coming across money and then losing all of it by the end of the show.



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* The Parable of the Prodigal Son in [[TheBible the Gospel of Luke]]. A kid asks his dad for his inheritance now (another way of saying "Why won't you just die?"), and takes it to a far country, where he blows it on wine women and song. Familiarity with the story has dulled the scandal of the father's running to meet the returning (destitute and penitent) son with forgiveness and a celebration.[[note]]A modern equivalent would be for Dad to get a text from his son during a business meeting and punch the air with a whoop of joy, and then leave the meeting and go home to greet the son and prepare a welcome-home party.[[/note]]
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* The Parable of the Prodigal Son in [[TheBible the Gospel of Luke]]. A kid asks his dad for his inheritance now (another way of saying "Why won't you just die?"), and takes it to a far country, where he blows it on wine women and song. Familiarity with the story has dulled the scandal of the father's running to meet the returning (destitute and penitent) son with forgiveness and a celebration.[[note]]A modern equivalent would be for Dad to get a text from his son during a business meeting and punch the air with a whoop of joy, and then leave the meeting and go home to greet the son and prepare a welcome-home party.[[/note]]
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--> '''Le Bret''' ''(with the action of throwing a bag):'' How! The bag of crowns?...
--> '''Cyrano:''' Paternal bounty, in a day, thou'rt sped!
--> '''Le Bret:''' How live the next month?...
--> '''Cyrano:''' I have nothing left. \\
'''Le Bret:''' Folly! \\

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--> '''Le Bret''' ''(with -->'''Le Bret:''' ''[with the action of throwing a bag):'' bag]'' How! The bag of crowns?...
--> '''Cyrano:''' Paternal bounty, in a day, thou'rt sped!
-->
sped!\\
'''Le Bret:''' How live the next month?...
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month?...\\
'''Cyrano:''' I have nothing left. left.\\
'''Le Bret:''' Folly! \\Folly!\\



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* When Bob the washing machine robot in ''Webcomic/AtomicLaundromat'' angrily demands to know why he doesn't get a paycheque. David responds by saying he does, but it's being put directly into a savings account since Bob is horrible with money and spends it on ridiculous things, which the embarrassed admits to forgetting.

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* When Bob the washing machine robot in ''Webcomic/AtomicLaundromat'' angrily demands to know why he doesn't get a paycheque. paycheck, David responds by saying he does, but it's being put directly into a savings account since Bob is horrible with money and spends it on ridiculous things, which the embarrassed Bob admits to forgetting.



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** Fry discovers he'd left some cash in a forgotten bank account, and the [[CompoundInterestTimeTravelGambit accrued interest has made him fabulously wealthy]]. When he buys a can of (extinct) anchovies [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Mom]] has her boys kidnap him to get his PIN (1077) so she can steal all his money and be forced to sell the anchovies (which hold the secret to producing a very cheap, but potent, robot oil). She gives up when she learns he doesn't know this, instead intending to eat the anchovies.
*** Also fulfills the "worse off than before" part: When Fry and co. actually ''do' eat the anchovies, everyone except Fry immediately coughs them up, due to their disgusting taste. Everyone, that is, except Zoidberg. He suffers the opposite effect, since his species is implied to be the reason anchovies went extinct in the first place due to having a strong HorrorHunger for them. Before the episode cuts to black, Zoidberg aggressively yanks Fry toward him, screaming "MORE! MORE!"

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** Fry discovers he'd left some cash in a forgotten bank account, and the [[CompoundInterestTimeTravelGambit accrued interest has made him fabulously wealthy]]. When he buys a can of (extinct) anchovies [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Mom]] has her boys kidnap him to get his PIN (1077) so she can steal all his money and be forced to sell the anchovies (which hold the secret to producing a very cheap, but potent, robot oil). She gives up when she learns he doesn't know this, instead intending to eat the anchovies.
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anchovies. Also fulfills the "worse off than before" part: When Fry and co. actually ''do' eat the anchovies, everyone except Fry immediately coughs them up, due to their disgusting taste. Everyone, that is, except Zoidberg. He suffers the opposite effect, since his species is implied to be the reason anchovies went extinct in the first place due to having a strong HorrorHunger for them. Before the episode cuts to black, Zoidberg aggressively yanks Fry toward him, screaming "MORE! MORE!"



** The season 10 premiere plays this straight. The Griffins win $150M in the lottery. Peter being Peter, immediately quits his job, spends the money on outrageous items, treats his friends like crap, and becomes broke and homeless in a month's time. [[StatusQuoIsGod Everything is back to normal by the end of the episode.]]
*** For double irony, the family, sitting homeless on the street, decides their only chance is to try to win the lottery again. Cut to the exact same scene with Lois saying she can't believe they won and lost all that money TWICE. It's never explained how anyone could be rendered ''completely'' destitute when many of those outrageous items were made of solid gold. The logical solution is to sell them for scrap gold.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' episode "Temporary Insanity", Yakko Warner tricked Plotz into signing a check worth zillions. As soon as Yakko showed it to his siblings, Plotz ripped it out.
--> '''Yakko''': We're rich!
--> ''(Plotz yanks the check away from Yakko and goes back to his office.)''
--> '''Yakko''': ...We're poor!

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** The season 10 premiere plays this straight. The Griffins win $150M in the lottery. Peter being Peter, immediately quits his job, spends the money on outrageous items, treats his friends like crap, and becomes broke and homeless in a month's time. [[StatusQuoIsGod Everything is back to normal by the end of the episode.]]
***
]] For double irony, the family, sitting homeless on the street, decides their only chance is to try to win the lottery again. Cut to the exact same scene with Lois saying she can't believe they won and lost all that money TWICE. It's never explained how anyone could be rendered ''completely'' destitute when many of those outrageous items were made of solid gold. The logical solution is to sell them for scrap gold.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' episode "Temporary Insanity", Yakko Warner tricked tricks Plotz into signing a check worth zillions. As soon as Yakko showed shows it to his siblings, Plotz ripped rips it out.
--> '''Yakko''': -->'''Yakko:''' We're rich!
--> ''(Plotz
rich!\\
''[Plotz
yanks the check away from Yakko and goes back to his office.)''
--> '''Yakko''': ...
office]''\\
'''Yakko:''' ...
We're poor!



* ''WoodyWoodpecker'' fell victim to this trope when he inherited some money Buzz Buzard decided to con out of him.
** However, it was Buzz's turn to fall into the trope in TheNewWoodyWoodpeckerShow. Buzz and Woody were on a ScavengerHunt where incomplete proverbs were the clues to the items they had to find. They were tied when there was only one item left to be found and the clue was "A (space) and his money are soon parted". Claiming to have no idea of how to solve that clue, Woody proposed that he and Buzz shared the money prize. As Buzz was enjoying the money, Woody introduced Buzz to the game's host as the fool to be soon parted from the money.

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* ''WoodyWoodpecker'' fell ''WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker'':
** Woody falls
victim to this trope when he inherited inherits some money that Buzz Buzard decided decides to con out of him.
** However, it was is Buzz's turn to fall into the trope in TheNewWoodyWoodpeckerShow.''The New Woody Woodpecker Show''. Buzz and Woody were on a ScavengerHunt where incomplete proverbs were the clues to the items they had to find. They were tied when there was only one item left to be found and the clue was "A (space) and his money are soon parted". Claiming to have no idea of how to solve that clue, Woody proposed that he and Buzz shared the money prize. As Buzz was enjoying the money, Woody introduced Buzz to the game's host as the fool to be soon parted from the money.



* Early from ''{{Squidbillies}}'' fell into this trap the instant he had a legitimate lawsuit against Dan Haylen, letting himself be bought off with a settlement consisting of a few motorized chrome beer hats.
-->'''Granny:''' [[LampshadeHanging A fool and his money...]]
-->'''Early:''' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Together again!]]

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* Early from ''{{Squidbillies}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Squidbillies}}'' fell into this trap the instant he had a legitimate lawsuit against Dan Haylen, letting himself be bought off with a settlement consisting of a few motorized chrome beer hats.
-->'''Granny:''' [[LampshadeHanging A fool and his money...]]
-->'''Early:'''
]]\\
'''Early:'''
[[ComicallyMissingThePoint Together again!]]



* The ''TomAndJerry'' cartoon "Million Dollar Cat" has Tom inheriting $1 million under the provision that he harm no animals--even a mouse. This gives Jerry the chance to yank Tom's chain throughout the cartoon until the conclusion when Tom's camel complains of a broken back--he rips up the will and sets about thrashing Jerry, stopping long enough to say this to us (in Bill Hanna's voice):

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* The ''TomAndJerry'' ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' cartoon "Million Dollar Cat" has Tom inheriting $1 million under the provision that he harm no animals--even a mouse. This gives Jerry the chance to yank Tom's chain throughout the cartoon until the conclusion when Tom's camel complains of a broken back--he rips up the will and sets about thrashing Jerry, stopping long enough to say this to us (in Bill Hanna's voice):



* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' episode "A Ghoul And His Money" has the Ghost With The Most inheriting a healthy sum of money on the condition that he doesn't "juice" anybody (play a prank). He turns the other cheek when other denizens insult him, but when they insult Lydia...well, B.J. may kiss his money goodbye but it's a principle for which he stands up.
* A pair of {{Popeye}} instances, both from the Al Brodax era:

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' episode "A Ghoul And and His Money" has the Ghost With The Most inheriting a healthy sum of money on the condition that he doesn't "juice" anybody (play a prank). He turns the other cheek when other denizens insult him, but when they insult Lydia... well, B.J. may kiss his money goodbye but it's a principle for which he stands up.
* A pair of {{Popeye}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'' instances, both from the Al Brodax era:



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Steven Universe}}'': "Mr. Greg" begins with Greg Universe musing with his son Steven over how to spend his 10 million dollar royalty check from a song his former manager Marty had sold as a burger shack jingle without permission in the previous episode. The conclusion is that Greg is content with his life, so they resolve to spend it on a night on the town in nearby Empire City. Steven insists that they take Pearl, Steven's fellow Crystal Gem. Upon arrival, the beached dressed trio buy tailored tuxedos, fine dining, and a penthouse room, and proceed to dance the night away. Amongst their affluent spending, Pearl and Greg resolve a long standing interpersonal conflict. The next morning, a musical reprise has the characters questioning whether this was the best use of their new found fortune.

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"Mr. Greg" begins with Greg Universe musing with his son Steven over how to spend his 10 million dollar royalty check from a song his former manager Marty had sold as a burger shack jingle without permission in the previous episode. The conclusion is that Greg is content with his life, so they resolve to spend it on a night on the town in nearby Empire City. Steven insists that they take Pearl, Steven's fellow Crystal Gem. Upon arrival, the beached dressed trio buy tailored tuxedos, fine dining, and a penthouse room, and proceed to dance the night away. Amongst their affluent spending, Pearl and Greg resolve a long standing interpersonal conflict. The next morning, a musical reprise has the characters questioning whether this was the best use of their new found fortune.
6th Dec '16 6:23:37 PM DoctorNemesis
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* Inverted in ''Literature/BrewstersMillions'', in which Brewster ''has'' to quickly rid himself of a new fortune (in order to be able to claim an even larger one) and desperately tries to fritter it away as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, it turns out to be harder to waste a large fortune than he anticipated, and [[SpringtimeForHitler everything he tries leaves him with more than he started with.]]
6th Dec '16 6:19:35 PM DoctorNemesis
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There is an element of TruthInTelevision to this trope. An unfortunately common story among real-life lottery winners (to take one example) who suddenly come into a massive windfall is that they are often so unused to having and managing a large amount of wealth and are often so flush with the elation of having a seemingly unimaginably large amount of money that they don't realise how quickly they're able to spend it or the other financial commitments (such as tax) that come with it. As such, they've often ended up right back where they started or even worse off; sadly, unlike in fiction, many of these tales don't have happy endings.



* ''Film/TheJerk''. Navin Johson invents a device to hold people's glasses in place and makes millions. He spends like an idiot, then loses everything when the customers sue him because the device made them go cross-eyed. Averted at the end when he moves back home and finds that his family has become wealthy by investing the money he sent them.

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* ''Film/TheJerk''. Navin Johson Johnson invents a device to hold people's glasses in place and makes millions. He spends like an idiot, then loses everything when the customers sue him because the device made them go cross-eyed. Averted at the end when he moves back home and finds that his family has become wealthy by investing the money he sent them.
19th Nov '16 6:59:28 PM zarpaulus
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** Dogbert earned $400,000 selling used cars for a week, and lost it all when the bank he deposited it with turned out to be a scam.
** Another time Dilbert made a fortune in the stock market and experienced random miseries until the garbage man told him that the "Law of Found Money" wouldn't allow him to keep randomly acquired cash and he spent it on a "Cray 9" supercomputer.
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