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21st Jan '17 11:31:01 AM HeinousActsZX
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[[TheBet Gambling]] is entertaining.

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[[TheBet Gambling]] is entertaining.
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19th Jan '17 1:24:41 PM Ccook1956
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* ''LaffALympics'' #4 had an alien named Moon Man Murray challenge of selection of Laff-A-Lympics team members transported to the Moon and compete in a series of events with the Earth at stake. Murray hedges his bets by fitting the contestants out with belts which negate their lack of gravity.
9th Jan '17 10:31:07 PM rjd1922
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* Ashley Revell briefly gained notoriety for cashing out his savings and selling all his possessions (including his clothes... he started wearing rented tuxedos), then placing the total (a good $135,000) on a "double-or-nothing" roulette wheel bet filmed for ''Sky One''.[[spoiler:He won, gave a $600 tip to the spinner, then immediately left to form an online poker company.]]

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* Ashley Revell briefly gained notoriety for cashing out his savings and selling all his possessions (including his clothes... he started wearing rented tuxedos), then placing the total (a good $135,000) on a "double-or-nothing" roulette wheel bet filmed for ''Sky One''. [[spoiler:He won, gave a $600 tip to the spinner, then immediately left to form an online poker company.]]
2nd Jan '17 5:19:43 PM DrSlide
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* The ''{{Futurama}}'' episode "Hell Is Other Robots" parodies the song "The Devil Went Down to Georgia". In the episode, Leela and Fry have to get Bender out of Robot Hell. The Robot Devil, after failing to get them to sign a "fiddle contest waiver", explains that they can have Bender if they can outplay him on a golden fiddle (when Fry points out the poor construction of such an instrument, he admits it's mostly for show). If they lose, they would only receive a silver fiddle as a consolation prize. He then offhanded added that he'd kill Fry, as if it were expected of him instead of something he actually wanted to do. The Robot Devil's skill far outpaces Leela's, so she just beats him senseless with the golden fiddle so she, Fry, and Bender can escape.

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* The ''{{Futurama}}'' ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' episode "Hell Is Other Robots" parodies the song "The Devil Went Down to Georgia". In the episode, Leela and Fry have to get Bender out of Robot Hell. The Robot Devil, after failing to get them to sign a "fiddle contest waiver", explains that they can have Bender if they can outplay him on a golden fiddle (when Fry points out the poor construction of such an instrument, he admits it's mostly for show). If they lose, they would only receive a silver fiddle as a consolation prize. He then offhanded added that he'd kill Fry, as if it were expected of him instead of something he actually wanted to do. The Robot Devil's skill far outpaces Leela's, so she just beats him senseless with the golden fiddle so she, Fry, and Bender can escape.
2nd Jan '17 5:15:59 PM DrSlide
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* ''WesternAnimation/The {{Futurama}}'' episode "Hell Is Other Robots" parodies the song "The Devil Went Down to Georgia". In the episode, Leela and Fry have to get Bender out of Robot Hell. The Robot Devil, after failing to get them to sign a "fiddle contest waiver", explains that they can have Bender if they can outplay him on a golden fiddle (when Fry points out the poor construction of such an instrument, he admits it's mostly for show). If they lose, they would only receive a silver fiddle as a consolation prize. He then offhanded added that he'd kill Fry, as if it were expected of him instead of something he actually wanted to do. The Robot Devil's skill far outpaces Leela's, so she just beats him senseless with the golden fiddle so she, Fry, and Bender can escape.

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* ''WesternAnimation/The {{Futurama}}'' The ''{{Futurama}}'' episode "Hell Is Other Robots" parodies the song "The Devil Went Down to Georgia". In the episode, Leela and Fry have to get Bender out of Robot Hell. The Robot Devil, after failing to get them to sign a "fiddle contest waiver", explains that they can have Bender if they can outplay him on a golden fiddle (when Fry points out the poor construction of such an instrument, he admits it's mostly for show). If they lose, they would only receive a silver fiddle as a consolation prize. He then offhanded added that he'd kill Fry, as if it were expected of him instead of something he actually wanted to do. The Robot Devil's skill far outpaces Leela's, so she just beats him senseless with the golden fiddle so she, Fry, and Bender can escape.
27th Dec '16 10:18:43 AM DrSlide
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' parodied the song "The Devil Went Down to Georgia". In the episode, Leela and Fry have to get Bender out of Robot Hell. The Robot Devil, after failing to get them to sign a "fiddle contest waiver", explains that they can have Bender if they can outplay him on a golden fiddle (when Fry points out the poor construction of such an instrument, he admits it's mostly for show). If they lose, they would only receive a silver fiddle as a consolation prize. He then offhanded added that he'd kill Fry, as if it were expected of him instead of something he actually wanted to do.
* Subverted in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', when Buck Strickland loses Hank to his rival M.F. Thatherton in a poker game. Once sales at Strickland Propane falter, Buck sends Bobby to bring Hank back and pay off the bet - a measly $20.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' parodied ''WesternAnimation/The {{Futurama}}'' episode "Hell Is Other Robots" parodies the song "The Devil Went Down to Georgia". In the episode, Leela and Fry have to get Bender out of Robot Hell. The Robot Devil, after failing to get them to sign a "fiddle contest waiver", explains that they can have Bender if they can outplay him on a golden fiddle (when Fry points out the poor construction of such an instrument, he admits it's mostly for show). If they lose, they would only receive a silver fiddle as a consolation prize. He then offhanded added that he'd kill Fry, as if it were expected of him instead of something he actually wanted to do.
do. The Robot Devil's skill far outpaces Leela's, so she just beats him senseless with the golden fiddle so she, Fry, and Bender can escape.
* Subverted in an the ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' episode "The Miseducation of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Bobby Hill," when Buck Strickland loses Hank to his rival M.F. Thatherton in a poker game. Once sales at Strickland Propane falter, Buck sends Bobby to bring Hank back and pay off the bet - a measly $20.$20.
** Played straight in the episode "The Good Buck"; this time, Buck loses not only a pile of cash and a pair of expensive shoes, but also an entire branch of Strickland Propane.
27th Dec '16 10:07:26 AM DrSlide
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* The Creator/StephenKing novella "The Long Walk" is about a marathon for adolescent boys. The boys - all of them volunteers - have to walk a vast distance with no breaks, and anyone who slows down too many times is shot. The prize is a vast amount of money and a wish - restrictions on this wish are not made clear.

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* The Creator/StephenKing novella novel ''TheLongWalk'' revolves around one of these. Every year, 100 teenage boys are chosen from thousands of volunteer applicants to take part in an endurance walking contest. There are no stops or rest periods, and the Walk only ends when 99 of them are dead. The last survivor receives "The Long Walk" is about a marathon Prize": anything he wants for adolescent boys. The boys - all the rest of them volunteers - have to walk a vast distance with no breaks, and anyone who slows down too many times is shot. The prize is a vast amount of money and a wish - restrictions on this wish are not made clear.his life.
19th Dec '16 11:44:10 PM LinTaylor
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** [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable Part 4]] features two examples. Firstly, Josuke challenges Rohan to a game of dice, using dice that are actually a [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifting]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext "alien"]]. Unfortunately, the alien has no idea of subtlety, resulting in increasingly improbable rolls. Rohan knows Josuke is cheating, but isn't sure ''how'', and raises the stakes by almost completely chopping off one of his fingers. Rohan declares that if he can figure out Josuke's trick, he'll take one of Josuke's fingers as punishment, but he'll allow Josuke to heal him[[note]]Josuke's [[FightingSpirit Stand]] Crazy Diamond can restore things to their original state, including injured people; however, he can't heal himself[[/note]] if and only if he can't suss it out -- and he says that Josuke can't get out of it simply by playing legit. [[spoiler:The day is ultimately saved when Rohan's house catches fire due to a SolarPoweredMagnifyingGlass; Josuke quickly heals Rohan while he's distracted and beats a hasty retreat. He walks away with nothing, while Rohan pays 7 million yen to repair his house and his hatred of Josuke gets even stronger.]] The other example comes later on when Rohan encounters one of the super-powered assassins created by [[spoiler:Yoshikage Kira's father using the Stand Arrow]]: a boy whose Stand lets him steal another person's Stand if he can beat them three times out of five at Rock-Paper-Scissors. [[spoiler:It comes down to the wire, but naturally Rohan wins in the end.]]

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** [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable Part 4]] features two examples. Firstly, Josuke challenges Rohan to a game of dice, using dice that are actually a [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifting]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext "alien"]]. Unfortunately, the alien has no idea of subtlety, resulting in increasingly improbable rolls. Rohan knows Josuke is cheating, but isn't sure ''how'', and raises the stakes by almost completely chopping off one of his own fingers. Rohan declares that if he can figure out Josuke's trick, he'll take one of Josuke's fingers as punishment, but he'll allow Josuke to heal him[[note]]Josuke's [[FightingSpirit Stand]] Crazy Diamond can restore things to their original state, including injured people; however, he can't heal himself[[/note]] if and only if he can't suss it out -- and he says that Josuke can't get out of it simply by playing legit. [[spoiler:The day is ultimately saved when Rohan's house catches fire due to a SolarPoweredMagnifyingGlass; Josuke quickly heals Rohan while he's distracted and beats a hasty retreat. He walks away with nothing, while Rohan pays 7 million yen to repair his house and his hatred of Josuke gets even stronger.]] The other example comes later on when Rohan encounters one of the super-powered assassins created by [[spoiler:Yoshikage Kira's father using the Stand Arrow]]: a boy whose Stand lets him steal another person's Stand if he can beat them three times out of five at Rock-Paper-Scissors. [[spoiler:It comes down to the wire, but naturally Rohan wins in the end.]]
19th Dec '16 11:43:22 PM LinTaylor
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** [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable Part 4]] features Josuke trying to cheat at a dice game with the help of a shapeshifting alien playing the part of the dice. Unfortunately, said alien doesn't know the meaning of the word subtlety and keeps giving out huge payouts in Josuke's favor until it's blatantly obvious he's cheating. Fortunately, the person he's playing against is more upset that he can't figure out ''how'' he's cheating, and offers to let him get away with it on the condition that if he figures out how he does it before the end of the game, he'll cut off one of Josuke's fingers. [[spoiler:In the end, the other player accidentally sets his house on fire with a magnifying glass he was using to inspect the dice, and Josuke bails out with nothing, while the other player has to pay 7 million yen to repair the damages.]]

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** [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable Part 4]] features two examples. Firstly, Josuke trying challenges Rohan to cheat at a game of dice, using dice game with the help of that are actually a shapeshifting alien playing the part of the dice. [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifting]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext "alien"]]. Unfortunately, said the alien doesn't know has no idea of subtlety, resulting in increasingly improbable rolls. Rohan knows Josuke is cheating, but isn't sure ''how'', and raises the meaning stakes by almost completely chopping off one of the word subtlety and keeps giving his fingers. Rohan declares that if he can figure out huge payouts in Josuke's favor until it's blatantly obvious he's cheating. Fortunately, the person he's playing against is more upset that he can't figure out ''how'' he's cheating, and offers to let him get away with it on the condition that if he figures out how he does it before the end of the game, trick, he'll cut off take one of Josuke's fingers. [[spoiler:In the end, the other player accidentally sets his house on fire with a magnifying glass he was using to inspect the dice, and fingers as punishment, but he'll allow Josuke bails to heal him[[note]]Josuke's [[FightingSpirit Stand]] Crazy Diamond can restore things to their original state, including injured people; however, he can't heal himself[[/note]] if and only if he can't suss it out -- and he says that Josuke can't get out of it simply by playing legit. [[spoiler:The day is ultimately saved when Rohan's house catches fire due to a SolarPoweredMagnifyingGlass; Josuke quickly heals Rohan while he's distracted and beats a hasty retreat. He walks away with nothing, while the other player has to pay Rohan pays 7 million yen to repair his house and his hatred of Josuke gets even stronger.]] The other example comes later on when Rohan encounters one of the damages.super-powered assassins created by [[spoiler:Yoshikage Kira's father using the Stand Arrow]]: a boy whose Stand lets him steal another person's Stand if he can beat them three times out of five at Rock-Paper-Scissors. [[spoiler:It comes down to the wire, but naturally Rohan wins in the end.]]
15th Dec '16 8:39:24 AM rafi
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* In ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma'' anything and everything can be staked in a [[CookingDuel shokugeki]]. In fact, the bylaws that govern the shokugeki state that both parties must put up stakes of equal value, to be agreed upon by the participants. So far, we have seen prized kitchen knives, booth sites for the SchoolFetival, a secretarial job, a HollywoodRestrainingOrder, several club rooms (along with millions of yen in cooking equipment), significant areas of farmland, seats on the AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil and a chef's entire career staked in shokugeki at some point.

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* In ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma'' anything and everything can be staked in a [[CookingDuel shokugeki]]. In fact, the bylaws that govern the shokugeki state that both parties must put up stakes of equal value, to be agreed upon by the participants. So far, we have seen prized kitchen knives, booth sites for the SchoolFetival, SchoolFestival, a secretarial job, a HollywoodRestrainingOrder, several club rooms (along with millions of yen in cooking equipment), significant areas of farmland, seats on the AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil and a chef's entire career staked in shokugeki at some point.
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