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18th Feb '16 11:06:39 PM AnoneMouseJr.
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** In "Castle Sweet Castle", Twilight is trying to avoid staying in said castle and keeps challenging Rainbow Dash to races.

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** In "Castle Sweet Castle", Twilight is trying to avoid staying in said castle and keeps challenging Rainbow Dash to races. (Unusually for this trope, she doesn't actually care about winning - she just wants something to do that'll keep her away from home.)
18th Jan '16 10:23:07 AM Piando
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29th Oct '15 2:41:00 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* In April of 2004, Hailey Hatred and Christie Ricci started a "best of 1,000" series. It had to be spread across multiple feds as no single promotions ran enough shows to settle it in a timely manner.

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* In April of 2004, Hailey Hatred and Christie Ricci started a "best of 1,000" series. It had to be spread across multiple feds as no single promotions ran enough shows to settle it in a timely manner.
manner. She also finished off Hex at a BBW event on July 13th with a super brain buster to win their 'best of seven'.
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* In April of 2004, Hailey Hatred and Christie Ricci started a "best of 1,000" series. It had to be spread across multiple feds as no single promotions ran enough shows to settle it in a timely manner.
17th Jul '15 5:50:11 PM TheCuza
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* Happens in ''Series/CornerGas'' when Emma tries to reclaim some money her husband gave to Hank. In this case it's deliberate, since she knows Hank is better at pool than her. The goal is to keep playing until Hank simply hands over the money so he can leave.

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* Happens in ''Series/CornerGas'' when Emma tries to reclaim some money her husband gave to Hank. In this case Hank by challenging him to a game of pool. Hank brags that he's really good at pool and that it wouldn't be fair to Emma, making it seem like it's deliberate, since she knows going to play out as a BreakTheHaughty scenario where Emma stomps Hank is better at pool than her. The goal is to keep playing until flat, but in the next scene we find out that Hank simply hands over beat Emma 10 games in a row. When Emma requests "best 11 out of 21", Hank just gives her the money so that he can leave.
finally go home.
28th May '15 6:54:17 PM merotoker
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-->-- ''[[BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey]]''

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-->-- ''[[BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure ''[[Film/BillAndTed Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey]]''



* ''GetBackers'': During a hot springs episode, a confident Ban Mido challenges [[BewareTheNiceOnes sweet and innocent]] Natsumi Mizuki to a high-stakes ping-pong match and, you guessed it, HilarityEnsues.
* ''[[RanmaOneHalf Ranma 1/2]]'': Akane suddenly gets much stronger because of some special noodles. To test whether she really had become insanely strong, Ranma challenges her to arm-wrestle him. He loses, but promptly challenges her to another round. This continues until Akane gets bored of it and Ranma is battered and beaten. When she changes back he insists on continually extending it even though he is ''winning'' to celebrate.

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* ''GetBackers'': ''Manga/GetBackers'': During a hot springs episode, a confident Ban Mido challenges [[BewareTheNiceOnes sweet and innocent]] Natsumi Mizuki to a high-stakes ping-pong match and, you guessed it, HilarityEnsues.
* ''[[RanmaOneHalf Ranma 1/2]]'': ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Akane suddenly gets much stronger because of some special noodles. To test whether she really had become insanely strong, Ranma challenges her to arm-wrestle him. He loses, but promptly challenges her to another round. This continues until Akane gets bored of it and Ranma is battered and beaten. When she changes back he insists on continually extending it even though he is ''winning'' to celebrate.



* In ''Manga/HeavensLostProperty'', Tomoki is humiliated after scoring the lowest in a trivia game show. In an attempt to prove he isn't dumb, he challenges TheDitz Astraea to a game of TabletopGame/{{Go}}, but she easily wins. He angrily challenges her to more games, degenerating from Shogi to foosball, video games, baseball, etc. with Nymph {{lampshading}} that the later games don't prove intelligence. Astraea wins 26-25.

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* In ''Manga/HeavensLostProperty'', Tomoki is humiliated after scoring the lowest in a trivia game show. In an attempt to prove he isn't dumb, he challenges TheDitz Astraea to a game of TabletopGame/{{Go}}, but she easily wins. He angrily challenges her to more games, degenerating from Shogi to foosball, video games, baseball, etc. with Nymph {{lampshading}} {{lampshad|eHanging}}ing that the later games don't prove intelligence. Astraea wins 26-25.



* In ''ComicBook/{{Azrael}}'' Annual #2, a Legends of the Dead Earth {{Elseworld}}, Two-Face does this to ''himself''. When Azrael meets him, he's standing at a crossroads tossing a coin to decide if he is good or evil. We're not told what answer he ''wants'', but Azrael leaves him going "Two out of three ... no, three out of five ... no..."

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Azrael}}'' Annual #2, a Legends of the Dead Earth {{Elseworld}}, Two-Face Comicbook/TwoFace does this to ''himself''. When Azrael meets him, he's standing at a crossroads tossing a coin to decide if he is good or evil. We're not told what answer he ''wants'', but Azrael leaves him going "Two out of three ... no, three out of five ... no..."



* In ''[[BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey]]'', the title characters attempt to win their freedom in a game of ChessWithDeath in a sequence reminiscent of ''The Seventh Seal''. Only instead of chess, the boys play Twister, Battleship, and a variety of other contemporary games, which Death keeps losing. (Of course, Death doesn't want to admit he's losing to these airheads so he keeps altering the conditions of the challenge, making it "best 2 out of 3", "best 3 out of 5" and so on...)
** This is actually used as a plot point in the original script, which was used for the comic book adaptation. At the Battle of the Bands, Bill and Ted are repeatedly killed by their robotic [[EvilCounterpart Evil Counterparts]], and they make Death bring them back each time, citing the number of games at which they beat him.

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* In ''[[BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure ''[[Film/BillAndTed Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey]]'', the title characters attempt to win their freedom in a game of ChessWithDeath in a sequence reminiscent of ''The Seventh Seal''. Only instead of chess, the boys play Twister, Battleship, and a variety of other contemporary games, which Death keeps losing. (Of course, Death doesn't want to admit he's losing to these airheads so he keeps altering the conditions of the challenge, making it "best 2 out of 3", "best 3 out of 5" and so on...)
** This is actually used as a plot point in the original script, which was used for the comic book adaptation. At the Battle of the Bands, Bill and Ted are repeatedly killed by their robotic [[EvilCounterpart Evil Counterparts]], {{Evil Counterpart}}s, and they make Death bring them back each time, citing the number of games at which they beat him.



* Appears in the ''Film/{{Daredevil}}'' movie. A darts player in a pub asks "Best of three?" after being beaten by Bullseye, who scored four bullseyes in a row.

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* Appears in the ''Film/{{Daredevil}}'' movie.''Film/{{Daredevil}}''. A darts player in a pub asks "Best of three?" after being beaten by Bullseye, who scored four bullseyes in a row.



* An inversion in ''EndersGame'': Ender challenges an older student to a game, but immediately states that he is going to win two out of three. The student wins the first match and tries to claim victory, but Ender convinces him that there's no pride in winning once against someone who've never played that game before and proceeds to win next two matches.

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* An inversion in ''EndersGame'': ''Literature/EndersGame'': Ender challenges an older student to a game, but immediately states that he is going to win two out of three. The student wins the first match and tries to claim victory, but Ender convinces him that there's no pride in winning once against someone who've never played that game before and proceeds to win next two matches.



* The Double-or-Nothing variant pops up in an episode of ''{{Friends}}'', ultimately culminating in Monica and Rachel losing their apartment (and mattresses) to Chandler and Joey.
** Also in ''Series/{{Friends}}'' Monica and Phoebe's future-husband Mike are driven to play ping-pong out of boredom. It is revealed that they are both as competitive as each other, and the game gets more and more frenzied as Monica's hair gets bigger and bigger.
*** [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Chandler's better than both]].

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* * ''Series/{{Friends}}''
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The Double-or-Nothing variant pops up in an episode of ''{{Friends}}'', episode, ultimately culminating in Monica and Rachel losing their apartment (and mattresses) to Chandler and Joey.
** Also in ''Series/{{Friends}}'' Monica and Phoebe's future-husband Mike are driven to play ping-pong out of boredom. It is revealed that they are both as competitive as each other, and the game gets more and more frenzied as Monica's hair gets bigger and bigger.
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bigger. [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Chandler's better than both]].



* Played with on the old Disney show ''TheJersey''. Nick and Cole competed in a series of strange athletic challenges of their own device, with wins trading back and forth. Every time they had a clear winner, the clear loser would raise the numbers again, then (presumably) win the next two events.
* On ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', a squad of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne soldiers is DrawingStraws to see which of them shoots himself. After losing ''twice'', the captain insists on going "best two out of three".
* In Series/{{Scrubs}}, the janitor makes an unlikely flick of cotton balls across the desk. Kelso bets he can't repeat the trick, which the janitor accepts. After failing, he keeps betting double or nothing, to the point that he owed Kelso hundreds of dollars, until the [[ResetButtonEnding end of the episode where he makes it.]] "We're even, goodnight sir."
* ''{{Seinfeld}}'' had the double-or-nothing variation when Elaine kept betting Jerry that she was broken up for good with Puddy. Several rebounds later, she gives up, stops betting, and Puddy breaks up with her.
* Happens in ''CornerGas'' when Emma tries to reclaim some money her husband gave to Hank. In this case it's deliberate, since she knows Hank is better at pool than her. The goal is to keep playing until Hank simply hands over the money so he can leave.

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* Played with on the old Disney show ''TheJersey''.''Series/TheJersey''. Nick and Cole competed in a series of strange athletic challenges of their own device, with wins trading back and forth. Every time they had a clear winner, the clear loser would raise the numbers again, then (presumably) win the next two events.
* On ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', a squad of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI soldiers is DrawingStraws to see which of them shoots himself. After losing ''twice'', the captain insists on going "best two out of three".
* In Series/{{Scrubs}}, ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', the janitor makes an unlikely flick of cotton balls across the desk. Kelso bets he can't repeat the trick, which the janitor accepts. After failing, he keeps betting double or nothing, to the point that he owed Kelso hundreds of dollars, until the [[ResetButtonEnding end of the episode where he makes it.]] "We're even, goodnight good night sir."
* ''{{Seinfeld}}'' ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' had the double-or-nothing variation when Elaine kept betting Jerry that she was broken up for good with Puddy. Several rebounds later, she gives up, stops betting, and Puddy breaks up with her.
* Happens in ''CornerGas'' ''Series/CornerGas'' when Emma tries to reclaim some money her husband gave to Hank. In this case it's deliberate, since she knows Hank is better at pool than her. The goal is to keep playing until Hank simply hands over the money so he can leave.



* ''TheWotch'' takes it to an extreme: "[[http://thewotch.com/index.php?epDate=2004-01-26 Alright, best five hundred fourteen out of a thousand twenty seven!]]"

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* ''TheWotch'' ''Webcomic/TheWotch'' takes it to an extreme: "[[http://thewotch.com/index.php?epDate=2004-01-26 Alright, best five hundred fourteen out of a thousand twenty seven!]]"



** In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt09g9yvhf0 'Divekick: 1v1 Jerma vs. STAR_ Curtain Showdown']], after Jerma beat STAR_ in a Divekick best out of 3 matches for a set of curtain (MakesSenseInContext), STAR_ tried to go for best out of 5 but seeing how the video ended right there, it did not work.

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** In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt09g9yvhf0 'Divekick: 1v1 Jerma vs. STAR_ Curtain Showdown']], after Jerma beat STAR_ in a Divekick best out of 3 matches for a set of curtain (MakesSenseInContext), (ItMakesSenseInContext), STAR_ tried to go for best out of 5 but seeing how the video ended right there, it did not work.



* The same variant as in ''{{Frasier}}'' occurs in the ''{{Chowder}}'' episode "The Cinimini Monster": Chowder and Mung are held captive by the titular monster, and are forced to play board games and win to be freed. However, whenever one of them gets ahead of the monster, he immediately throws the game off the table and switches to a new one. When Truffles is called in to beat the monster (which she does) he locks up the house and swallows the key.

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* The same variant as in ''{{Frasier}}'' ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' occurs in the ''{{Chowder}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' episode "The Cinimini Monster": Chowder and Mung are held captive by the titular monster, and are forced to play board games and win to be freed. However, whenever one of them gets ahead of the monster, he immediately throws the game off the table and switches to a new one. When Truffles is called in to beat the monster (which she does) he locks up the house and swallows the key.



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12th Apr '15 8:36:30 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Manga/HeavensLostProperty'', Tomoki is humiliated after scoring the lowest in a trivia game show. In an attempt to prove he isn't dumb, he challenges TheDitz Astraea to a game of {{Go}}, but she easily wins. He angrily challenges her to more games, degenerating from Shogi to foosball, video games, baseball, etc. with Nymph {{lampshading}} that the later games don't prove intelligence. Astraea wins 26-25.

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* In ''Manga/HeavensLostProperty'', Tomoki is humiliated after scoring the lowest in a trivia game show. In an attempt to prove he isn't dumb, he challenges TheDitz Astraea to a game of {{Go}}, TabletopGame/{{Go}}, but she easily wins. He angrily challenges her to more games, degenerating from Shogi to foosball, video games, baseball, etc. with Nymph {{lampshading}} that the later games don't prove intelligence. Astraea wins 26-25.
12th Apr '15 6:43:13 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Dragonshy," Rarity and Pinkie Pie play tic-tac-toe while waiting for Applejack and Fluttershy, with Pinkie Pie winning 35 straight games. Rarity grumbles about this, then brightly proposes, "Best of seventy-one?"

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
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In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Dragonshy," "Dragonshy", Rarity and Pinkie Pie play tic-tac-toe while waiting for Applejack and Fluttershy, with Pinkie Pie winning 35 straight games. Rarity grumbles about this, then brightly proposes, "Best of seventy-one?"seventy-one?"
** In "Castle Sweet Castle", Twilight is trying to avoid staying in said castle and keeps challenging Rainbow Dash to races.
--->'''Rainbow Dash:''' She just kept going! Best out of ten. Best out of twenty. Best out of a hundred!
13th Mar '15 10:18:49 PM UltramarineAlizarin
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* In one ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa'' short, Timon sets up a ShellGame on the sidewalk. When the first guy who walks up wins the game, Timon suggests "best three out of five?" but the guy wins again. After a few iterations of this, the scene jumps to sometime later when the number of rounds is well into the triple digits.

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* In one ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa'' short, Timon sets up a ShellGame on the sidewalk. When the first guy who walks up wins the game, Timon suggests "best three two out of five?" three?" but the guy wins again. After a few iterations of this, the scene jumps to sometime later when the number of rounds is well into the triple digits.
16th Feb '15 10:07:46 AM StFan
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-->'''Bill''': "Best of seven?"
-->'''Death''': "DAMN RIGHT!"
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* In ''{{Azrael}}'' Annual #2, a Legends of the Dead Earth {{Elseworld}}, Two-Face does this to ''himself''. When Azrael meets him, he's standing at a crossroads tossing a coin to decide if he is good or evil. We're not told what answer he ''wants'', but Azrael leaves him going "Two out of three ... no, three out of five ... no..."
* In the page image, from a DarkwingDuck comic, Launchpad is sending Drake through this trope to snap him out of a TenMinuteRetirement.

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* In ''{{Azrael}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Azrael}}'' Annual #2, a Legends of the Dead Earth {{Elseworld}}, Two-Face does this to ''himself''. When Azrael meets him, he's standing at a crossroads tossing a coin to decide if he is good or evil. We're not told what answer he ''wants'', but Azrael leaves him going "Two out of three ... no, three out of five ... no..."
* In the page image, from a DarkwingDuck ''ComicBook/DarkwingDuck'' comic, Launchpad is sending Drake through this trope to snap him out of a TenMinuteRetirement.
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