History Main / AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted

9th Jun '16 4:58:19 PM Jeduthun
Is there an issue? Send a Message


A plot where one non-rich character has a huge and very sudden increase in expendable income. This might be for any reason, such as [[LotteryTicket winning a lottery]], [[OnOneCondition inheriting the fortune]] of a rich friend or a long lost family member, getting a better job, criminal enterprise, inventing the latest popular gadget, or even because something was delivered to the wrong address or a computer glitch suddenly put an extra few zeroes on their bank balance. Simultaneously, however, they are handed the IdiotBall.

to:

A plot where one non-rich character has a huge and very sudden increase in expendable income. This might be for any reason, such as [[LotteryTicket winning a lottery]], [[OnOneCondition inheriting the fortune]] of a rich friend or a long lost family member, getting a better job, criminal enterprise, inventing the latest popular gadget, a GetRichQuickScheme that actually works, or even because something was delivered to the wrong address or a computer glitch suddenly put an extra few zeroes on their bank balance. Simultaneously, however, they are handed the IdiotBall.







to:

* A totally trustworthy chap convinces them to secure their fortune in a [[{{Ponzi}} foolproof investment scheme]]-- whoops, turns out he was a ConMan.
21st May '16 10:32:31 AM zarpaulus
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In the pilot of ''Series/{{Defiance}}'' Nolan wins a massive wad of scrip in Datak Tarr's underground fighting ring when he beats a [[SuperSoldier Bio-man]]. However, Datak wasn't going to let him get away with knocking out his best enforcer and takes most of the winnings at gun point, leaving him only a small amount "for your troubles", which Nolan promptly spends at a brothel.
18th May '16 9:04:16 AM TheOneWhoTropes
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* While many of the drug deals arranged by the ''TrailerParkBoys'' are in fact successful and net a large amount of money, our heroes typically end up quickly spending it or losing it altogether. This means they have to come up with another drug deal in the next season.

to:

* While many of the drug deals arranged by the ''TrailerParkBoys'' ''Series/TrailerParkBoys'' are in fact successful and net a large amount of money, our heroes typically end up quickly spending it or losing it altogether. This means they have to come up with another drug deal in the next season.
13th May '16 1:30:20 AM jormis29
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Series/{{Cheers}}'': In "What is Cliff Clavin?", [[GameShowAppearance Cliff goes on]] ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'', but despite a runaway lead of $22,000 (more than both his opponents ''combined''), he loses when he wagers everything in Final Jeopardy and gets it incorrect. Norm, who accompanied Cliff along with Woody to the taping, foresaw thi]. Since this episode, Creator/AlexTrebek tends to warn players not to [[PersonAsVerb "pull a Clavin"]] (endanger a definite win) in FJ.

to:

* ''Series/{{Cheers}}'': In "What is Cliff Clavin?", [[GameShowAppearance Cliff goes on]] ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'', but despite a runaway lead of $22,000 (more than both his opponents ''combined''), he loses when he wagers everything in Final Jeopardy and gets it incorrect. Norm, who accompanied Cliff along with Woody to the taping, foresaw thi].this. Since this episode, Creator/AlexTrebek tends to warn players not to [[PersonAsVerb "pull a Clavin"]] (endanger a definite win) in FJ.
8th May '16 1:00:31 AM TheOneWhoTropes
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Ickis went through this on an episode of ''AaahhRealMonsters''; the monsters' currency is toenails, so he struck it rich by stealing from an eccentric millionaire who saves his toenail clippings. Ickis gets greedy and is nearly caught by the human, who concludes it was all a dream... telling him to clean up his act. Meanwhile, Ickis ends up losing his stash of toenails on his way home.

to:

* Ickis went through this on an episode of ''AaahhRealMonsters''; ''WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters''; the monsters' currency is toenails, so he struck it rich by stealing from an eccentric millionaire who saves his toenail clippings. Ickis gets greedy and is nearly caught by the human, who concludes it was all a dream... telling him to clean up his act. Meanwhile, Ickis ends up losing his stash of toenails on his way home.
27th Apr '16 6:48:18 PM LtFedora
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In "WesternAnimation/Ameri" episode "There Will be Bad Blood" Stan inherited 20 grand from his grandfather as a teenager while his half brother Rusty inherited land. Years later Rusty has made millions in mineral rights from the land, and when Rusty asked Stan what he did with the money he says he lost it, not in stocks or bonds he left it on it on the bus.

to:

* In "WesternAnimation/Ameri" ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "There Will be Bad Blood" Blood," Stan inherited 20 grand from his grandfather as a teenager while his half brother Rusty inherited land. Years later Rusty has made millions in mineral rights from the land, and when Rusty asked Stan what he did with the money he says he lost it, not in stocks or bonds he left it on it on the bus.
23rd Mar '16 8:29:15 AM ObsidianFire
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Series/{{Cheers}}'': In "What is Cliff Clavin?", [[GameShowAppearance Cliff goes on]] ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'', but despite a runaway lead of $22,000 (more than both his opponents ''combined''), he loses when he wagers everything in Final Jeopardy and gets it incorrect. Norm, who accompanied Cliff along with Woody to the taping, [[GenreSavvy foresaw this]]. Since this episode, Creator/AlexTrebek tends to warn players not to [[PersonAsVerb "pull a Clavin"]] (endanger a definite win) in FJ.

to:

* ''Series/{{Cheers}}'': In "What is Cliff Clavin?", [[GameShowAppearance Cliff goes on]] ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'', but despite a runaway lead of $22,000 (more than both his opponents ''combined''), he loses when he wagers everything in Final Jeopardy and gets it incorrect. Norm, who accompanied Cliff along with Woody to the taping, [[GenreSavvy foresaw this]].thi]. Since this episode, Creator/AlexTrebek tends to warn players not to [[PersonAsVerb "pull a Clavin"]] (endanger a definite win) in FJ.
9th Mar '16 9:30:59 AM Hossmeister
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In "AmericanDad" episode "There Will be Bad Blood" Stan inherited 20 grand from his grandfather as a teenager while his half brother Rusty inherited land. Years later Rusty has made millions in mineral rights from the land, and when Rusty asked Stan what he did with the money he says he lost it, not in stocks or bonds he left it on it on the bus.

to:

* In "AmericanDad" "WesternAnimation/Ameri" episode "There Will be Bad Blood" Stan inherited 20 grand from his grandfather as a teenager while his half brother Rusty inherited land. Years later Rusty has made millions in mineral rights from the land, and when Rusty asked Stan what he did with the money he says he lost it, not in stocks or bonds he left it on it on the bus.
25th Feb '16 5:26:49 PM Ccook1956
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** One cartoon was a spoof of the 1950s drama ''The Millionaire,'' and had Popeye as the mysterious benefactor who gives out $1 million cashiers' checks to Olive, Wimpy, Swee' Pea and even Brutus. He goes out in his sailor suit to see how they had been spending the money (Wimpy buys a cattle farm but can't summon the heart to grind up an innocent cow into hamburger; Swee' Pea buys the mother of all-day suckers; and Olive is getting the mother of all makeovers). Brutus uses his millions to buy up and bury all the spinach farms in the world, leaving Popeye with no spinach--except the green wad Brutus shoves in his mouth (we all know what happens next). At the end, Popeye says he's seen what money did to his friends so he gave his last million to the sailor's relief fund.
** Another had Wimpy the heir to a fortune. He is to be a referee at a prize fight in which Popeye is a participant. Wimpy bets every dollar he has on the opponent, and during the fight, his butler KOs Popeye out cold. Wimpy is counting Popeye out but, busrting into tears, he doesn't have the heart to double-cross his pal. He gives Popeye some spinach, Popeye knocks out his opponent, and Wimpy says goodbye to his money.

to:

** One cartoon was a spoof of the 1950s drama ''The Millionaire,'' and had Popeye as the mysterious benefactor who gives out $1 million cashiers' checks to Olive, Wimpy, Swee' Pea and even Brutus. He goes out in his sailor suit to see how they had been spending the money (Wimpy buys a cattle farm but can't summon the heart to grind up an innocent cow into hamburger; Swee' Pea buys the mother of all-day suckers; and Olive is getting the mother of all makeovers). Brutus uses his millions million to buy up and bury all the spinach farms in the world, leaving Popeye with no spinach--except the green wad Brutus shoves in his mouth (we all know what happens next). At the end, Popeye says he's seen what money did to his friends so he gave his last million to the sailor's relief fund.
** Another had Wimpy the heir to a fortune. He is to be a referee at a prize fight in which Popeye is a participant. Wimpy bets every dollar he has on the opponent, and during the fight, his butler KOs [=KO=]s Popeye out cold. Wimpy is counting Popeye out but, busrting into tears, he doesn't have the heart to double-cross his pal. He gives Popeye some spinach, Popeye knocks out his opponent, and Wimpy says goodbye to his money.
25th Feb '16 5:25:08 PM Ccook1956
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* A pair of {{Popeye]] instances, both from the Al Brodax era:

to:

* A pair of {{Popeye]] {{Popeye}} instances, both from the Al Brodax era:
This list shows the last 10 events of 262. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted