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10th Jan '18 12:06:01 AM BattleMaster
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* One of the Strangers & Freaks sidequests in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' has Michael collecting the wreckage of a submarine for the "grieving" widow of the man who was killed in the sub after she promises to make it worth his while. Upon gathering all 30 pieces (which requires you to go all the way around the island) she offers you a measly $10 and a signed photo of her late husband. Michael has the option of expressing his opinion of the suitability of this reward at muzzle velocity.
7th Jan '18 11:26:25 AM HeroicJay
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* In ''WesternAnimation/LeroyAndStitch'', Lilo tries to get 625 to let her use his interstellar communicator by offering him a sandwich. 625 makes, gives away, and eats, sandwiches ''all the time''... but he accepts the bribe, because no one has ever made sandwiches ''for him'', so he's actually touched by the offer.
4th Jan '18 2:34:19 AM AirofMystery
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* The Knights Hospitalier were given the islands of Tripoli, Malta and Gozo by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. The yearly rent on all three (pretty sizeable) islands was a bird - a single Maltese falcon. This is where the [[Film/TheMalteseFalcon famous detective story's]] title comes from.

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* The Knights Hospitalier were given the islands of Tripoli, Malta and Gozo by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. V in 1530. The yearly rent on all three (pretty sizeable) islands was a bird - a single Maltese falcon.falcon - and the Knights duly paid up until 1798. This is where the [[Film/TheMalteseFalcon famous detective story's]] title comes from.
4th Jan '18 2:33:22 AM AirofMystery
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* The Knights Hospitalier were given the islands of Tripoli, Malta and Gozo by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. The yearly rent on all three (pretty sizeable) islands was a bird - a single Maltese falcon. This is where the [[Film/TheMalteseFalcon famous detective story's]] title comes from.
2nd Jan '18 4:22:28 AM Baeraad555
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* Suberted in ''Literature/TheCandidatesBasedOnATrueCountry''. Duke Hatchet tries to bribe Kimmy Faimwhorre with $200 to keep her quiet about her affair with a presidential candidate. She's insulted and outraged - and declares that she'd never settle for less than ''$500''! [[note]]He haggles her down to $460.[[/note]]
17th Dec '17 4:31:05 PM foxley
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** In "Fairly Old Parent", Wanda and Timmy are arrested by the bingo police for suggesting to Mrs Crocker that she cheat at bingo (ItMakesJustAsuchSenseInContext). Wanda then offers them a quarter to just forget about the whole thing. She and Timmy wind up in bingo jail.

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** In "Fairly Old Parent", Wanda and Timmy are arrested by the bingo police for suggesting to Mrs Mrs. Crocker that she cheat at bingo (ItMakesJustAsuchSenseInContext).(ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext). Wanda then offers them a quarter to just forget about the whole thing. She and Timmy wind up in bingo jail.
17th Dec '17 4:26:43 PM foxley
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** In "Fairly Old Parent", Wanda and Timmy are arrested by the bingo police for suggesting to Mrs Crocker that she cheat at bingo (ItMakesJustAsuchSenseInContext). Wanda then offers them a quarter to just forget about the whole thing. She and Timmy wind up in bingo jail.
3rd Dec '17 10:10:27 AM Lanes17B
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* In the ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' episode where Lois is trying to get Reese back after he ran away and joined the Army, two soldiers bring Lois back home from the recruiting office and tell Hal she assaulted them when they wouldn't reveal where Reese was deployed. Hal tries to smooth things out with the soldiers by offering them two dollars so they would forget the whole thing. One of the soldiers then mentions that if Lois is spotted near the recruiting office again, that he has been given clearance to "engage."
23rd Oct '17 8:06:14 AM xcountryguy
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* In ''VideoGame/NetHack'' some [[spoiler: of the demon lords]] can be bribed to leave you alone. It's a one time offer. There's no opportunity to get gold from a container. So the bribe just has to be a sufficiently large fraction of the gold you have in open inventory. Carrying $10 in the open when necessary makes the bribe very cheap indeed.

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* In ''VideoGame/NetHack'' some [[spoiler: of [[spoiler:of the demon lords]] can be bribed to leave you alone. It's a one time offer. There's no opportunity to get gold from a container. So the bribe just has to be a sufficiently large fraction of the gold you have in open inventory. Carrying $10 in the open when necessary makes the bribe very cheap indeed.
2nd Oct '17 9:10:45 PM merotoker
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* At one point in ''[[FanFic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse Carrot Top Season]]'', the Flim Flam brothers bribe Applebloom with a ''pinecone''. {{Justified}} by the facts that 1: One of the brothers had cast a Want It Need It spell on the pinecone and 2: the brothers were very much winging it by this stage of the fic, as several of their schemes had already backfired.

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* At one point in ''[[FanFic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse Carrot Top Season]]'', the Flim Flam brothers bribe Applebloom with a ''pinecone''. {{Justified}} {{Justified|Trope}} by the facts that 1: One of the brothers had cast a Want It Need It spell on the pinecone and 2: the brothers were very much winging it by this stage of the fic, as several of their schemes had already backfired.



* Creator/JackieChan in ''Film/TheTuxedo'' attempts to slip himself and Jennifer Love Hewitt into a club with seven dollars.

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* Creator/JackieChan in ''Film/TheTuxedo'' attempts to slip himself and Jennifer Love Hewitt Creator/JenniferLoveHewitt into a club with seven dollars.






* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': In "Bebe's Boobs Destroy Society", Bebe bribes a plastic surgeon to give her a breast reduction for $212 (in nickels) and a gold bracelet, even though any surgery regarding breasts costs at least a few thousands dollars. In contrast, Wendy gets breast implants right away just for offering $3000 in cash.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': In "Bebe's Boobs Destroy Society", Bebe bribes a plastic surgeon to give her a breast reduction for $212 (in nickels) and a gold bracelet, even though any surgery regarding breasts costs at least a few thousands thousand dollars. In contrast, Wendy gets breast implants right away just for offering $3000 in cash.



** Chris runs off to live with a tribe in the jungle. When the family arrives to get him back Peter learns that his $37 makes him the richest man in the village and he begins giving out tiny bribes for everything, including the natives acting out Seinfeld episodes. Also Joe Pesci will say things that sound funny for a nickel. After he laughs Peter throws a coin at the village warriors - "Here's a dime. Kill Pesci."

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** Chris runs off to live with a tribe in the jungle. When the family arrives to get him back Peter learns that his $37 makes him the richest man in the village and he begins giving out tiny bribes for everything, including the natives acting out Seinfeld ''Seinfeld'' episodes. Also Joe Pesci will say things that sound funny for a nickel. After he laughs Peter throws a coin at the village warriors - "Here's a dime. Kill Pesci."



* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'': Bloo frequently tries to buy others off with pocket change to no effect. Often he'll throw in an extra penny to try and sweeten the deal.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'': ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'':
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Bloo frequently tries to buy others off with pocket change to no effect. Often he'll throw in an extra penny to try and sweeten the deal.
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