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26th Apr '16 11:42:36 AM GlassRain
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* When it happens with the patients in ''Webcomic/AwfulHospital'', the traded items ranged from bleeding skulls to ''malaria''.



** This was also the basis for the short ''Leghorn Swoggled'', with Henery Hawk making a long string of deals in order to catch Foghorn Leghorn. After making a bunch of deals (dog wants a bone, cat knows where to get a bone but wants a fish, mouse knows where to get fish but wants cheese) he remarks [[LampshadeHanging "I wonder what the cheese will want?"]]

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** This was also the basis for the short ''Leghorn Swoggled'', with Henery Henry Hawk making a long string of deals in order to catch Foghorn Leghorn. After making a bunch of deals (dog wants a bone, cat knows where to get a bone but wants a fish, mouse knows where to get fish but wants cheese) he remarks [[LampshadeHanging "I wonder what the cheese will want?"]]



* The ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' episode "The Collectors" sees Jimmy going through one when he accidentally throws [[CollectorOfTheStrange Beezy's chewed gum collection]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext away via turning it into a giant balloon]]. Unfortunately, it ends up in the hands of the [[WickedWeasel Weavil Chief]], who wants a [[MyLittlePhony "My Little Gremlin Astronaut"]] from [[BigBad Lucius]], who wants his girlfriend Jez to come to a dance with him, but Jez wants a giant diamond that the [[AffablyEvil Schwartzen]][[CatsAreMean tiger]] owns the keys to, and he'll hand the keys over for one of [[DrillSergeantNasty Molotov]]'s rayguns, but Molotov needs a toy for his children, specifically [[HerrDoktor Dr. Scientist]]'s [[MyLittlePanzer electric ball]], but Dr. Scientist wants [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking a mustard sandwich]] from [[RecurringExtra Chef Garbage]], who is out of mustard, which means Jimmy needs some of Beezy's mustard (another thing Beezy collects).

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* The ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' episode "The Collectors" sees Jimmy going through one when he accidentally throws [[CollectorOfTheStrange Beezy's chewed gum collection]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext away via turning it into a giant balloon]]. Unfortunately, it ends up in the hands of the [[WickedWeasel Weavil Chief]], who wants a [[MyLittlePhony "My Little Gremlin Astronaut"]] from [[BigBad Lucius]], who wants his girlfriend Jez to come to a dance with him, but Jez wants a giant diamond that the [[AffablyEvil Schwartzen]][[CatsAreMean tiger]] owns the keys to, and he'll hand the keys over for one of [[DrillSergeantNasty Molotov]]'s rayguns, ray guns, but Molotov needs a toy for his children, specifically [[HerrDoktor Dr. Scientist]]'s [[MyLittlePanzer electric ball]], but Dr. Scientist wants [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking a mustard sandwich]] from [[RecurringExtra Chef Garbage]], who is out of mustard, which means Jimmy needs some of Beezy's mustard (another thing Beezy collects).



* Wondering about the page picture? As documented on [[http://oneredpaperclip.blogspot.com/ One Red Paperclip]], in the course of one year (July 2005 to July 2006) Kyle [=MacDonald=] negotiated a ChainOfDeals that started with a single red paperclip and ended up with a house -- in only ''fourteen'' trades! And now he's putting the house up for trade. Someone get this man the InfinityPlusOneSword. Incidentally, he borrowed the paperclip back. To bend into an engagement ring to propose to his wife. For the compressed summary of his deals, he traded the paperclip for a fish pen for a doorknob for a barbeque for a generator for an 'instant party' package for a snowmobile for a trip to Yahk for a cube van for a recording contract for a year in Phoenix for an afternoon with Alice Cooper for a KISS snow globe for a movie role for a house.

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* Wondering about the page picture? As documented on [[http://oneredpaperclip.blogspot.com/ One Red Paperclip]], in the course of one year (July 2005 to July 2006) Kyle [=MacDonald=] negotiated a ChainOfDeals that started with a single red paperclip and ended up with a house -- in only ''fourteen'' trades! And now he's putting the house up for trade. Someone get this man the InfinityPlusOneSword. Incidentally, he borrowed the paperclip back. To bend into an engagement ring to propose to his wife. For the compressed summary of his deals, he traded the paperclip for a fish pen for a doorknob for a barbeque barbecue for a generator for an 'instant party' package for a snowmobile for a trip to Yahk for a cube van for a recording contract for a year in Phoenix for an afternoon with Alice Cooper for a KISS snow globe for a movie role for a house.
24th Mar '16 5:27:51 PM Mitis
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* The {{Anime/Pokemon}} PeggySue fic ''Fanfic/AshesOfThePast'' features this. After being stuck in the Kalos region and unable to help Ash and friends with both [[{{Anime/Pokemon2000}} Shamouti]] and [[{{Anime/Pokemon3}} Greenfield]], Gary Oak resolves to reteach his Alakazam Teleport to avoid missing out on being able to help again, resulting in this trope. The full chain is thus: he needs to borrow Professor Oak's Dragonite, because a man in Geosenge City will give him a fossil for seeing a fully evolved Dragon-type. That fossil can be regenerated into an Anorith, which can be traded for a Liepard, that for a Swoobat, that for a Clefairy, and that for a Gyarados. Showing a Gyarados to Marie in Camphrier Town will get him a letter that he can give to Parfum to Jacques, earning him a Farfetch'd, which he can trade for a Beartic, which he can trade for a Furfrou—and a shiny one, at that. He can then eventually convince a stylist in Luminose City to give the Furfrou a stylish haircut, which he can show to the Gym Leader, Valerie, to get a Focus Sash, which he can trade in Anistar City for a Silk Sash, which he can give to a girl in Luminose for a Pokémon that can dance, which he can then show to someone in Courmarine City for a Heart Scale, which he can then give the Move Relearner to reteach Alakazam Teleport. Got all that? Now, listen to this: when he talks to Professor Oak to get the Dragonite, he learns that he could have borrowed Misty's Gyarados or Ash's Totodile (who can dance), and the professor not only knows someone who has a Clefairy, but has in his possession a Focus Sash, a Silk Sash, ''twenty'' Heart Scales, and a ''TM'' for Teleport. Gary is understandably frustrated, but since he went through the trouble of building the list, he borrows Dragonite and Gyarados, leaving him with an Anorith, a shiny Furfrou, and a Teleporting Alakazam.

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* The {{Anime/Pokemon}} PeggySue fic ''Fanfic/AshesOfThePast'' features this. After being stuck in the Kalos region and unable to help Ash and friends with both [[{{Anime/Pokemon2000}} Shamouti]] and [[{{Anime/Pokemon3}} Greenfield]], Gary Oak resolves to reteach his Alakazam Teleport to avoid missing out on being able to help again, resulting in this trope. The full chain is thus: he needs to borrow Professor Oak's Dragonite, because a man in Geosenge City will give him a fossil for seeing a fully evolved Dragon-type. That fossil can be regenerated into an Anorith, which can be traded for a Liepard, that for a Swoobat, that for a Clefairy, and that for a Gyarados. Showing a Gyarados to Marie in Camphrier Town will get him a letter that he can give to Jacques in Parfum to Jacques, Palace, earning him a Farfetch'd, which he can trade for a Beartic, which he can trade for a Furfrou—and a shiny one, at that. He can then eventually convince a stylist in Luminose City to give the Furfrou a stylish haircut, which he can show to the Gym Leader, Valerie, to get a Focus Sash, which he can trade in Anistar City for a Silk Sash, which he can give to a girl in Luminose for a Pokémon that can dance, which he can then show to someone in Courmarine City for a Heart Scale, which he can then give the Move Relearner to reteach Alakazam Teleport. Got all that? Now, listen to this: when he talks to Professor Oak to get the Dragonite, he learns that he could have borrowed Misty's Gyarados or Ash's Totodile (who can dance), and the professor not only knows someone who has a Clefairy, but has in his possession a Focus Sash, a Silk Sash, ''twenty'' Heart Scales, and a ''TM'' for Teleport. Gary is understandably frustrated, but since he went through the trouble of building the list, he borrows Dragonite and Gyarados, leaving him with an Anorith, a shiny Furfrou, and a Teleporting Alakazam.
18th Mar '16 12:42:58 PM Willbyr
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** The legend is referenced and inverted in ''SaiunkokuMonogatari'', where a character starts off with money for dinner ingredients, but ends up going through a ChainOfDeals ending in a single piece of straw.

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** The legend is referenced and inverted in ''SaiunkokuMonogatari'', ''LightNovel/SaiunkokuMonogatari'', where a character starts off with money for dinner ingredients, but ends up going through a ChainOfDeals ending in a single piece of straw.
16th Mar '16 12:22:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' two-part episode "Semi-Decent Proposal / A Passing Fancy", Frasier wants to go out with a woman named Claire, but is [[GenreSavvy afraid he'll screw things up.]] He asks Claire's friend Lana to set the two of them up, which she agrees to in exchange for him tutoring her son Kirby to a B- in History. Kirby however, refuses to make an effort, so Frasier promises Kirby that Roz will be his junior prom date if he gets a B (and keeps it a secret from Lana). Frasier then has to get Roz front row seats to a Bruce Springsteen concert in exchange for her cooperation. Naturally, this being ''Frasier'', all the parties involved run into each other at the same restaurant, Lana mistakes Roz for a hooker, and chaos ensues. But after the chain has been unraveled and everyone has stopped yelling, in a surprising turn for a sitcom (where these kinds of incidents usually end up in NoSympathy) everyone just winds up laughing at the ridiculousness rather than staying mad at each other.

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* In the ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' two-part episode "Semi-Decent Proposal / A Passing Fancy", Frasier wants to go out with a woman named Claire, but is [[GenreSavvy afraid he'll screw things up.]] up. He asks Claire's friend Lana to set the two of them up, which she agrees to in exchange for him tutoring her son Kirby to a B- in History. Kirby however, refuses to make an effort, so Frasier promises Kirby that Roz will be his junior prom date if he gets a B (and keeps it a secret from Lana). Frasier then has to get Roz front row seats to a Bruce Springsteen concert in exchange for her cooperation. Naturally, this being ''Frasier'', all the parties involved run into each other at the same restaurant, Lana mistakes Roz for a hooker, and chaos ensues. But after the chain has been unraveled and everyone has stopped yelling, in a surprising turn for a sitcom (where these kinds of incidents usually end up in NoSympathy) everyone just winds up laughing at the ridiculousness rather than staying mad at each other.



* ''Videogame/JaysJourney'' has one spanning most of the game, most (but not all) of which is required to complete the game. Jay sees the trope in progress and is more than happy to make bad deals, [[GenreSavvy because he knows it'll all work out in the end]]. (He gets a bit annoyed when [=NPCs=] are slow to give rewards, or when one NPC tries to ''steal'' the trade-item-of-the-minute, however.) All of the items have an identical description: "[[LampshadeHanging Some trade item]]".

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* ''Videogame/JaysJourney'' has one spanning most of the game, most (but not all) of which is required to complete the game. Jay sees the trope this in progress and is more than happy to make bad deals, [[GenreSavvy because he knows it'll all work out in the end]].end. (He gets a bit annoyed when [=NPCs=] are slow to give rewards, or when one NPC tries to ''steal'' the trade-item-of-the-minute, however.) All of the items have an identical description: "[[LampshadeHanging Some trade item]]".
16th Mar '16 12:21:51 PM Morgenthaler
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* The ''[[Series/{{MASH}} M*A*S*H]]'' episodes "For Want of a Boot" and "The Price of Tomato Juice" both involve variations of this.

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* The ''[[Series/{{MASH}} M*A*S*H]]'' ''Series/{{MASH}}'' episodes "For Want of a Boot" and "The Price of Tomato Juice" both involve variations of this.



* A short gag on ''SportsNight''.

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* A short gag on ''SportsNight''.''Series/SportsNight''.



* Happens in an episode of ''DarkAngel'' as a side note rather than a plot point. Apparently this sort of thing is common given the setting.

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* Happens in an episode of ''DarkAngel'' ''Series/DarkAngel'' as a side note rather than a plot point. Apparently this sort of thing is common given the setting.



* Al from ''MarriedWithChildren'' did this using a barter system to get a recliner. He unfortunately has to undo it to get back the shoes (the ones he usually sells and what he started the system with) when he finds that his boss is coming for an inspection.

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* Al from ''MarriedWithChildren'' ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' did this using a barter system to get a recliner. He unfortunately has to undo it to get back the shoes (the ones he usually sells and what he started the system with) when he finds that his boss is coming for an inspection.



* On ''TheUnusuals'', the B-plot of the episode "One Man Band" involves Casey having to do one favor after another for her fellow cops (each of which involves having to do a new favor for someone else) so she can arrange for a friend of a friend to be sprung on a minor charge. In the end, she does get him out...just in time to find out that he was actually guilty of [[spoiler:the hit and run one of the other detective is investigating]], which he can now destroy the evidence of. She fixes the situation by going to the person who requested the original favor: her father, the richest man in the city. He calls in his own favors to get her new evidence which the cops can use to arrest the guilty person.

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* On ''TheUnusuals'', ''Series/TheUnusuals'', the B-plot of the episode "One Man Band" involves Casey having to do one favor after another for her fellow cops (each of which involves having to do a new favor for someone else) so she can arrange for a friend of a friend to be sprung on a minor charge. In the end, she does get him out...just in time to find out that he was actually guilty of [[spoiler:the hit and run one of the other detective is investigating]], which he can now destroy the evidence of. She fixes the situation by going to the person who requested the original favor: her father, the richest man in the city. He calls in his own favors to get her new evidence which the cops can use to arrest the guilty person.
28th Feb '16 11:15:59 PM thatother1dude
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* The ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode "Who, What, Where, Ed!" featured a ChainOfDeals that started with Eddy trying to get a chicken egg from Rolf, who wanted sawdust they had to borrow from Kevin, who wanted paint they had to borrow from Jimmy, who wanted clams they had to borrow from Johnny, and so on, driving Eddy closer and closer to insanity (as well as LampshadeHanging) with every turn. The chain goes to Jimmy ''twice'', they're forced to get something different from Johnny than he first asked because they couldn't get it from the Kankers, and eventually stretches back to Rolf. And while the Eds finally resolve the chain, [[spoiler:[[TheDitz Ed]] [[ShaggyDogStory breaks the egg the second they get it]] because he thought he needed to set the chicken inside free.]]

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* The ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode "Who, What, Where, Ed!" featured a ChainOfDeals that started with Eddy trying to get a chicken egg from Rolf, who wanted sawdust they had to borrow from Kevin, who wanted paint they had to borrow from Jimmy, who wanted clams they had to borrow from Johnny, and so on, driving Eddy closer and closer to insanity (as well as LampshadeHanging) with every turn. The chain goes to Jimmy ''twice'', they're forced to get something different from Johnny than he first asked because they couldn't get it from the Kankers, and eventually stretches back to Rolf. And while the Eds finally resolve the chain, chain by trading Rolf Ed's comb, [[spoiler:[[TheDitz Ed]] [[ShaggyDogStory breaks the egg the second they get it]] because he thought he needed to set the chicken inside free.]]
6th Feb '16 9:14:31 PM nombretomado
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* In EddieIzzard's three-part series ''Mongrel Nation'', there was a scene where Izzard demonstrated the barter system by buying lunch. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TytwlG9t4Qw#t=03m02s Result: this trope.]]
* In the ''{{Frasier}}'' two-part episode "Semi-Decent Proposal / A Passing Fancy", Frasier wants to go out with a woman named Claire, but is [[GenreSavvy afraid he'll screw things up.]] He asks Claire's friend Lana to set the two of them up, which she agrees to in exchange for him tutoring her son Kirby to a B- in History. Kirby however, refuses to make an effort, so Frasier promises Kirby that Roz will be his junior prom date if he gets a B (and keeps it a secret from Lana). Frasier then has to get Roz front row seats to a Bruce Springsteen concert in exchange for her cooperation. Naturally, this being ''Frasier'', all the parties involved run into each other at the same restaurant, Lana mistakes Roz for a hooker, and chaos ensues. But after the chain has been unraveled and everyone has stopped yelling, in a surprising turn for a sitcom (where these kinds of incidents usually end up in NoSympathy) everyone just winds up laughing at the ridiculousness rather than staying mad at each other.

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* In EddieIzzard's Creator/EddieIzzard's three-part series ''Mongrel Nation'', there was a scene where Izzard demonstrated the barter system by buying lunch. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TytwlG9t4Qw#t=03m02s Result: this trope.]]
* In the ''{{Frasier}}'' ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' two-part episode "Semi-Decent Proposal / A Passing Fancy", Frasier wants to go out with a woman named Claire, but is [[GenreSavvy afraid he'll screw things up.]] He asks Claire's friend Lana to set the two of them up, which she agrees to in exchange for him tutoring her son Kirby to a B- in History. Kirby however, refuses to make an effort, so Frasier promises Kirby that Roz will be his junior prom date if he gets a B (and keeps it a secret from Lana). Frasier then has to get Roz front row seats to a Bruce Springsteen concert in exchange for her cooperation. Naturally, this being ''Frasier'', all the parties involved run into each other at the same restaurant, Lana mistakes Roz for a hooker, and chaos ensues. But after the chain has been unraveled and everyone has stopped yelling, in a surprising turn for a sitcom (where these kinds of incidents usually end up in NoSympathy) everyone just winds up laughing at the ridiculousness rather than staying mad at each other.
4th Feb '16 1:41:41 PM Mitis
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* The {{Anime/Pokemon}} PeggySue fic ''Fanfic/AshesOfThePast'' features this. After being stuck in the Kalos region and unable to help Ash and friends with both [[{{Anime/Pokemon2000}} Shamouti]] and [[{{Anime/Pokemon3}} Greenfield]], Gary Oak gets caught in one of these trying to teach his Alakazam Teleport. The full chain is thus: he needs to borrow Professor Oak's Dragonite, because a man in Geosenge City will give him a fossil for seeing a fully evolved Dragon-type. That fossil can be regenerated into an Anorith, which can be traded for a Liepard, that for a Swoobat, that for a Clefairy, and that for a Gyarados. Showing a Gyarados to Marie in Camphrier Town will get him a letter that he can give to Parfum to Jacques, earning him a Farfetch'd, which he can trade for a Beartic, which he can trade for a Furfrou—and a shiny one, at that. He can then eventually convince a stylist in Luminose City to give the Furfrou a stylish haircut, which he can show to the Gym Leader, Valerie, to get a Focus Sash, which he can trade in Anistar City for a Silk Sash, which he can give to a girl in Luminose for a Pokémon that can dance, which he can then show to someone in Courmarine City for a Heart Scale, which he can then give the Move Relearner to reteach Alakazam Teleport. Got all that? Now, listen to this: when he talks to Professor Oak to get the Dragonite, he learns that he could have borrowed Misty's Gyarados or Ash's Totodile (who can dance), and the professor not only knows someone who has a Clefairy, but has in his possession a Focus Sash, a Silk Sash, ''twenty'' Heart Scales, and a ''TM'' for Teleport. Gary is understandably frustrated, but since he went through the trouble of building the list, he borrows Dragonite and Gyarados, leaving him with an Anorith, a shiny Furfrou, and a Teleporting Alakazam.

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* The {{Anime/Pokemon}} PeggySue fic ''Fanfic/AshesOfThePast'' features this. After being stuck in the Kalos region and unable to help Ash and friends with both [[{{Anime/Pokemon2000}} Shamouti]] and [[{{Anime/Pokemon3}} Greenfield]], Gary Oak gets caught in one of these trying resolves to teach reteach his Alakazam Teleport.Teleport to avoid missing out on being able to help again, resulting in this trope. The full chain is thus: he needs to borrow Professor Oak's Dragonite, because a man in Geosenge City will give him a fossil for seeing a fully evolved Dragon-type. That fossil can be regenerated into an Anorith, which can be traded for a Liepard, that for a Swoobat, that for a Clefairy, and that for a Gyarados. Showing a Gyarados to Marie in Camphrier Town will get him a letter that he can give to Parfum to Jacques, earning him a Farfetch'd, which he can trade for a Beartic, which he can trade for a Furfrou—and a shiny one, at that. He can then eventually convince a stylist in Luminose City to give the Furfrou a stylish haircut, which he can show to the Gym Leader, Valerie, to get a Focus Sash, which he can trade in Anistar City for a Silk Sash, which he can give to a girl in Luminose for a Pokémon that can dance, which he can then show to someone in Courmarine City for a Heart Scale, which he can then give the Move Relearner to reteach Alakazam Teleport. Got all that? Now, listen to this: when he talks to Professor Oak to get the Dragonite, he learns that he could have borrowed Misty's Gyarados or Ash's Totodile (who can dance), and the professor not only knows someone who has a Clefairy, but has in his possession a Focus Sash, a Silk Sash, ''twenty'' Heart Scales, and a ''TM'' for Teleport. Gary is understandably frustrated, but since he went through the trouble of building the list, he borrows Dragonite and Gyarados, leaving him with an Anorith, a shiny Furfrou, and a Teleporting Alakazam.
31st Jan '16 3:12:06 PM shooterboss
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* You might hear some unsuccessful job-seekers saying "I don't have a job because I don't have any experience because I don't have a job because I don't have any experience...".
31st Jan '16 3:11:20 PM shooterboss
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* You might hear some unsuccessful job-seekers saying "I don't have a job because I don't have any experience because I don't have a job because I don't have any experience...".
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