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6th Aug '17 12:38:00 PM SeanMurrayI
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This is commonly referred to with the saying "don't look a gift horse in the mouth." In other words, it would be like if you got a free horse, then looked in the horse's mouth and complained about the quality of its teeth. If someone tells you that you're looking a gift horse in the mouth, they're saying that you're being overly nitpicky about something you really shouldn't be, considering it cost you nothing to acquire.

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This is commonly referred to with the saying "don't saying, "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth." In other words, it would be like if you got a free horse, then looked in the horse's mouth and complained about the quality of its teeth. If someone tells you that you're looking a gift horse in the mouth, they're saying that you're being overly nitpicky about something you really shouldn't be, considering it cost you nothing to acquire.
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6th Aug '17 11:25:36 AM KingLyger
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ComplainingAboutThingsYouHaventPaidFor is a trope about a person or character who acquires something at no monetary cost to him/her (usually through a promotional giveaway but can also cover things like outright thievery) and doesn't like it and will likely demand compensation for not liking it. This is commonly referred to with the saying "looking a gift horse in the mouth".

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ComplainingAboutThingsYouHaventPaidFor is a trope about a person or character who acquires something at no monetary cost to him/her (usually through a promotional giveaway but can also cover things like outright thievery) and doesn't like it and will likely demand compensation for not liking it. it.

This is commonly referred to with the saying "looking "don't look a gift horse in the mouth".
mouth." In other words, it would be like if you got a free horse, then looked in the horse's mouth and complained about the quality of its teeth. If someone tells you that you're looking a gift horse in the mouth, they're saying that you're being overly nitpicky about something you really shouldn't be, considering it cost you nothing to acquire.



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1st Jul '17 12:36:26 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109440/ La Cité de la Peur]]'', a movie fails to start at a film festival, prompting the whole audience to complain, "Reimburse our invites!"

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* In ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109440/ La Cité de la Peur]]'', Peur,]]'' a movie fails to start at a film festival, prompting the whole audience to complain, "Reimburse our invites!"
1st Mar '17 11:03:45 AM SeanMurrayI
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* In the Podcast/RiffTrax of ''Film/{{Glitter}}'', during Billie Frank's emotional speech, Mike says he wants his money back. Mary-Jo says "I got in free, and I want my money back too."


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* In the Podcast/RiffTrax of ''Film/{{Glitter}}'', during Billie Frank's emotional speech, Mike says that he wants his money back. Mary-Jo responds, "I got in free, and I want my money back too."
28th Feb '17 7:23:34 PM Pinokio
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* In the Podcast/RiffTrax of ''Film/{{Glitter}}'', during Billie Frank's emotional speech, Mike says he wants his money back. Mary-Jo says "I got in free, and I want my money back too."
11th Oct '16 9:32:15 PM foxley
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* Inverted in one of the book stories loosely based on the "ThenCameBronson" 1970s TV series, where Bronson more-or-less single handedly saves the concert from being cancelled, which would have probably earned him an all-access backstage pass for his effort, is standing in the background watching the show which he saved, and mentioned (as a joke) to the band's manager that it just occurred to him that he never paid for a ticket.

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* Inverted in one of the book stories loosely based on the "ThenCameBronson" ''Series/ThenCameBronson'' 1970s TV series, where Bronson more-or-less single handedly saves the concert from being cancelled, which would have probably earned him an all-access backstage pass for his effort, is standing in the background watching the show which he saved, and mentioned (as a joke) to the band's manager that it just occurred to him that he never paid for a ticket.



* One of [[Series/MadMen Peggy Olson's]] more contentious assignments was a pro bono project designing a flyer for a Church dance. WordOfGod has stated that the point of that story was to show how the clients who get work for free are often the most demanding.

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* One On ''Series/MadMen'', one of [[Series/MadMen Peggy Olson's]] Olson's more contentious assignments was a pro bono ''pro bono'' project designing a flyer for a Church dance. WordOfGod has stated that the point of that story was to show how the clients who get work for free are often the most demanding.



* ''SamAndMaxHitTheRoad'' requires the heroes to eventually visit a tourist trap named "Frog Rock" to progress. Upon discovering that Frog Rock is in no way frog-like, Max demands his money back despite not having paid any to see it.

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* ''SamAndMaxHitTheRoad'' ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxHitTheRoad'' requires the heroes to eventually visit a tourist trap named "Frog Rock" to progress. Upon discovering that Frog Rock is in no way frog-like, Max demands his money back despite not having paid any to see it.
30th Jul '16 3:20:40 PM nombretomado
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* One episode of ''TheSimpsons'' sees Homer get excited about receiving a coupon book in the mail, including one coupon for "Two pizzas for the price of one at Doughy's!" When Lisa points out, "Doughy's has ''terrible'' pizza," Homer counters, "[[ComicallyMissingThePoint Yeah, but there's TWO!]]"

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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One episode of ''TheSimpsons'' sees Homer get excited about receiving a coupon book in the mail, including one coupon for "Two pizzas for the price of one at Doughy's!" When Lisa points out, "Doughy's has ''terrible'' pizza," Homer counters, "[[ComicallyMissingThePoint Yeah, but there's TWO!]]"



** Happens again in WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie when the crowd boos a free Music/GreenDay concert and ends up killing the musicians.
** Homer: This music club is a rip off. The first six albums were only a penny. Then they jacked up the price!

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** Happens again in WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'' when the crowd boos a free Music/GreenDay concert and ends up killing the musicians.
** Homer: -->Homer: This music club is a rip off. The first six albums were only a penny. Then they jacked up the price!



* In an episode of ''{{Daria}}'' Jake Morgendorffer laments the tragedy that was the Altamont Free Concert, ending with the comment that he demanded his money back and he got it. When told that it was a free concert, he replied, "That's what THEY said, too."

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* In an episode of ''{{Daria}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' Jake Morgendorffer laments the tragedy that was the Altamont Free Concert, ending with the comment that he demanded his money back and he got it. When told that it was a free concert, he replied, "That's what THEY said, too."
29th Jun '16 5:15:29 PM nombretomado
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* A StealthInsult from ''TheAdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn'': "He didn't charge nothing for his sermons; and it was worth it, too."

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* A StealthInsult from ''TheAdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn'': ''Literature/AdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn'': "He didn't charge nothing for his sermons; and it was worth it, too."
7th Jun '16 9:44:16 PM gewunomox
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** Happens again in WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie when the crowd boos a free GreenDay concert and ends up killing the musicians.

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** Happens again in WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie when the crowd boos a free GreenDay Music/GreenDay concert and ends up killing the musicians.
26th May '16 3:02:13 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''{{Zits}}'' had a short storyline where Jeremy is upset because a website he likes hasn't been updated for a while. His father goes from saying he should demand a refund to mocking his sense of entitlement when he finds out the site is free.

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* ''{{Zits}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}'' had a short storyline where Jeremy is upset because a website he likes hasn't been updated for a while. His father goes from saying he should demand a refund to mocking his sense of entitlement when he finds out the site is free.
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