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31st Jul '16 8:00:08 PM marcoasalazarm
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* The casino variant (used to get funds for Springfield Elementary) is used on the opening scenes of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "The President Wore Peals" (y'know, the one which parodies ''Film/{{Evita}}''). Things go belly-up when the adults discover that the "casino" does not provides cash prizes (Martin sent out ads saying this well in advance, but nobody bothered to read them) and [[PowderKegCrowd then burst into a riot]].

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* The casino variant (used to get funds for Springfield Elementary) is used on the opening scenes of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS15E3ThePresidentWorePearls "The President Wore Peals" Peals"]] (y'know, the one which parodies ''Film/{{Evita}}''). Things go belly-up when the adults discover that the "casino" does not provides cash prizes (Martin sent out ads saying this well in advance, but nobody bothered to read them) and [[PowderKegCrowd then burst into a riot]].
31st Jul '16 7:44:00 PM marcoasalazarm
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* The casino variant (used to get funds for Springfield Elementary) is used on the opening scenes of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "The President Wore Peals" (y'know, the one which parodies ''Film/{{Evita}}''). Things go belly-up when the adults discover that the "casino" does not provides cash prizes (Martin sent out ads saying this well in advance, but nobody bothered to read them) and [[PowderKegCrowd then burst into a riot]].
22nd Dec '15 9:19:55 PM zoop
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* In ''Literature/{{Relativity}}'' there's a charity ''carnival.'' As usual for these kinds of stories, a bad guys shows up.

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* In ''Literature/{{Relativity}}'' there's a charity ''carnival.'' As usual for these kinds of stories, a bad guys guy shows up.
22nd Dec '15 9:19:18 PM zoop
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* In ''Literature/{{Relativity}}'' there's a charity ''carnival.'' As usual for these kinds of stories, a bad guys shows up.
25th Nov '15 7:08:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* MarkTwain once wrote a spoof newspaper article about the proceeds of a charity ball being diverted from wounded Union soldiers to a pro-miscegenation society. It was very poorly received.
* ''ShallowGrave'': Cameron is mocked at one of these.

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* MarkTwain Creator/MarkTwain once wrote a spoof newspaper article about the proceeds of a charity ball being diverted from wounded Union soldiers to a pro-miscegenation society. It was very poorly received.
* ''ShallowGrave'': ''Film/ShallowGrave'': Cameron is mocked at one of these.



* There was one of these on ''TheMentalist'' to raise funds for the CBI.

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* There was one of these on ''TheMentalist'' ''Series/TheMentalist'' to raise funds for the CBI.



* ''GoneWithTheWind'' has Scarlett O'Hara scandalously go to one (despite being a recent widow) raising money for the Southern cause. There is where she reconnects with Rhett Butler.

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* ''GoneWithTheWind'' ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'' has Scarlett O'Hara scandalously go to one (despite being a recent widow) raising money for the Southern cause. There is where she reconnects with Rhett Butler.



* DaveBarry mentioned these once, along the lines of "Charity Ball To Fight Gout" sounding better in headlines than "Rich People Amuse Themselves".

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* DaveBarry Creator/DaveBarry mentioned these once, along the lines of "Charity Ball To Fight Gout" sounding better in headlines than "Rich People Amuse Themselves".
12th May '15 4:45:22 PM nombretomado
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* The characters on ''GossipGirl'' frequently attend these.

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* The characters on ''GossipGirl'' ''Series/GossipGirl'' frequently attend these.
12th May '15 2:06:24 PM nombretomado
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A very common twist in fiction is for criminals to attempt to steal the proceeds; this was almost the entire use for charity balls in {{Pulp Magazine}}s and [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] ComicBooks. In aid of this, the Charity Ball may also be a MasqueradeBall to make it easier for the crooks to infiltrate.

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A very common twist in fiction is for criminals to attempt to steal the proceeds; this was almost the entire use for charity balls in {{Pulp Magazine}}s and [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] ComicBooks. In aid of this, the Charity Ball may also be a MasqueradeBall to make it easier for the crooks to infiltrate.
16th Mar '15 9:31:05 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Frasier}}'' features them semi-regularly, usually because Niles, Maris or both are involved.

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* ''{{Frasier}}'' ''{{Series/Frasier}}'' features them semi-regularly, usually because Niles, Maris or both are involved.



* ''{{Futurama}}'': "The Mutants Are Revolting" features a charity ball for a mutant scholarship program.

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* ''{{Futurama}}'': ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'': "The Mutants Are Revolting" features a charity ball for a mutant scholarship program.
14th Jul '14 3:19:29 AM Chabal2
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* DaveBarry mentioned these once, along the lines of "Charity Ball To Fight Gout" sounding better in headlines than "Rich People Amuse Themselves".
1st Mar '14 4:44:14 AM m8e
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* The Casino Night variation appeared in TimBurton's ''Film/{{Batman}}''.

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* The Casino Night variation appeared in TimBurton's Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Batman}}''.
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