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26th Oct '16 12:39:24 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', Arya Stark, who as the daughter of a powerful lord has never wanted for anything, [[spoiler:becomes a street urchin, catching pigeons for food]].

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* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Arya Stark, who as the daughter of a powerful lord has never wanted for anything, [[spoiler:becomes a street urchin, catching pigeons for food]].
3rd Sep '16 2:41:45 PM AHI-3000
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' Season 4 story arc is about Robert Freeman becoming bankrupt and indebted to a {{loan shark}} named Ed Wuncler II.
27th Aug '16 7:35:43 AM NB2000
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* The ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' episode "Cash" was basically Edmund up to his eyeballs in debt, pursued by a LoanShark. Thankfully, he's able to blackmail the loan shark into not only calling off the debt, but also out of several thousand pounds extra.

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* The ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' episode "Cash" "Money" was basically Edmund up to his eyeballs in debt, pursued by a LoanShark. Thankfully, he's able to blackmail the loan shark into not only calling off the debt, but also out of several thousand pounds extra.
16th Jun '16 1:45:38 PM KidDynamite
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* ''Series/Friends'': One early episode focused on the differences in income among the group. They wanted to celebrate Monica's promotion and Ross's birthday, both ''some place nice''. Turns out, Monica (a sous-chef in a fancy resaurant), Ross (works at a museum) and Chandler (a corporate job) have way more money than Joy (an unemployed actor), Phoebe (a freelancing masseuse) and Rachel (a waitress). HilarityEnsues as the poor ones try to order the cheapest things on the menu, and the others being completely oblivious to their issue.

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* ''Series/Friends'': ''Series/{{Friends}}'': One early episode focused on the differences in income among the group. They wanted to celebrate Monica's promotion and Ross's birthday, both ''some place nice''. Turns out, Monica (a sous-chef in a fancy resaurant), Ross (works at a museum) and Chandler (a corporate job) have way more money than Joy Joey (an unemployed actor), Phoebe (a freelancing masseuse) and Rachel (a waitress). HilarityEnsues as the poor ones try to order the cheapest things on the menu, and the others being completely oblivious to their issue.
30th May '16 5:30:55 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''TrinityBlood'': Abel, being the [[ObfuscatingStupidity disorganized person that he normally is]], never has enough money when he needs it.

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* ''TrinityBlood'': ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'': Abel, being the [[ObfuscatingStupidity disorganized person that he normally is]], never has enough money when he needs it.
8th May '16 3:34:18 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* An episode of AbsolutelyFabulous had both of Edina's ex-husbands realize that she had been scamming them both for oodles of alimony and child support money, and they cut her off. Edina frets that she is now poor, and her attempts to adjust by doing normal things like grocery shopping result in hilarity. In the end it's subverted; her daughter Saffron reveals that she's still quite wealthy even without the money from her exes, and she merely let her think she was poor to teach her a lesson. It doesn't stick.

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* An episode of AbsolutelyFabulous ''Series/AbsolutelyFabulous'' had both of Edina's ex-husbands realize that she had been scamming them both for oodles of alimony and child support money, and they cut her off. Edina frets that she is now poor, and her attempts to adjust by doing normal things like grocery shopping result in hilarity. In the end it's subverted; her daughter Saffron reveals that she's still quite wealthy even without the money from her exes, and she merely let her think she was poor to teach her a lesson. It doesn't stick.
16th Apr '16 4:31:51 PM MsChibi
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* One episode of Series/MyNameIsEarl shows Earl giving away his lottery winnings, leaving himself and Randy without any money. Neither has ever held a job, and Earl has given up stealing, leaving them very broke.

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* One episode of Series/MyNameIsEarl shows Earl giving away his lottery winnings, leaving himself and Randy without any money. Neither has ever held a job, and Earl has given up stealing, leaving them very broke. [[spoiler: The person he gave the money to gives it back, because (despite it being a relatively modest amount of money) it was corrupting him, and he literally came face-to-face with Karma's Bus.]]
** Later, after Earl is released from {{Prison}}, he winds up broke again because he lost his job at Wadt Appliances, can't get another job, and [[ItMakesSenseInContext spent the last of his lotto money on a prom to help a fellow inmate]]. After spending time in a coma, he marries Billie, but she's the one supporting both of them with the money from her insurance settlement...and makes sure to remind Earl of this every time he reaches for a tissue. [[spoiler: When she decides to join an Amish-like settlement on the outskirts of Camden, she divorces Earl and leaves him all her money, since she will no longer be needing it.]]
16th Apr '16 4:10:24 PM MsChibi
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If this is a common theme then it may be a case of PerpetualPoverty. See also ForgotToPayTheBill.

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If this is a common theme then it may be a case of PerpetualPoverty. See also ForgotToPayTheBill.
ForgotToPayTheBill. Just as often, though, [[StatusQuoIsGod the character may become rich again and go back to their old lifestyle]]. (In that case, [[AesopAmnesia they have often learned nothing from their experience, or completely forget it]].)
14th Mar '16 5:05:50 PM eroock
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Episode focusing on the cast (or at least one UpperClassTwit or RichBitch) trying to achieve some basic living function despite being seemingly without money. May have to ironically settle for a BulkBuyOnly.

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Episode focusing on the cast (or at least one UpperClassTwit or RichBitch) trying to achieve some basic living function despite being seemingly without money. May have to ironically settle for a BulkBuyOnly.
BulkBuyOnly. Expect characters to be on a PovertyFood diet.
27th Feb '16 8:36:11 PM Willbyr
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* Makino Tsukushi in ''HanaYoriDango'' often seems to be the only sane member of her family, and usually has to step in to solve her family's financial woes (often brought on by her nitwit father) by getting part-time jobs. She tells her family that she would gladly attend a school OTHER than the monumentally expensive Eitoku (which she loathes), but they refuse because it's so prestigious and makes them look good in addition to giving her greater opportunities for the future.

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* Makino Tsukushi in ''HanaYoriDango'' ''Manga/HanaYoriDango'' often seems to be the only sane member of her family, and usually has to step in to solve her family's financial woes (often brought on by her nitwit father) by getting part-time jobs. She tells her family that she would gladly attend a school OTHER than the monumentally expensive Eitoku (which she loathes), but they refuse because it's so prestigious and makes them look good in addition to giving her greater opportunities for the future.
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