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4th Mar '16 12:56:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Almost'' works in ''MoulinRouge''. Satine doesn't love the Duke, but when he gives her a magnificent diamond necklace it obviously takes her breath away.

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* ''Almost'' works in ''MoulinRouge''.''Film/MoulinRouge''. Satine doesn't love the Duke, but when he gives her a magnificent diamond necklace it obviously takes her breath away.



* Lily in ''Film/{{Legend}}'' can be distracted from mortal peril by a huge, glittery diamond studded necklace.

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* Lily in ''Film/{{Legend}}'' ''Film/{{Legend 1985}}'' can be distracted from mortal peril by a huge, glittery diamond studded necklace.



* In ''SinginInTheRain'''s "Broadway Melody" sequence, Cyd Charisse's character regularly flirts with the hapless lead male, only to be swayed back to her thug boyfriend by some shiny piece of jewelry he dangles in front of her.

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* In ''SinginInTheRain'''s ''Film/SinginInTheRain'''s "Broadway Melody" sequence, Cyd Charisse's character regularly flirts with the hapless lead male, only to be swayed back to her thug boyfriend by some shiny piece of jewelry he dangles in front of her.
6th Feb '16 9:19:41 PM nombretomado
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* Played with in ''{{Frasier}}'', Niles frequently bribes his wife Maris when they fight, and it works. (At one point they're in a terrible argument and he ends it by buying her a Mercedes). However, it is not a one-way relationship, as both Niles (and Frasier) are [[GenderInvertedTrope male versions]] of this, often distracted from whatever new drama has come into their lives by their brother's new tie or suit. At one point, Frasier thinks he has a secret admirer sending him gifts and is utterly flattered by the expensive, classy clothing and jewelry he's received, only to find [[spoiler: the gifts were from Maris, intended for Niles in an effort to win him back.]] It's made clear that in the past, the gifts would have worked, but that he can no longer ignore the problems in the relationship. It's pointedly averted when Niles almost gives in to Maris' money, when he is forced to move to a horrible apartment complex after she closes all his credit cards and bank account, which were co-owned. He actually picks up the phone to call her and beg for her to take him back, but his father and brother point out that in spite of it all, he's won his freedom from a horrible marriage. After a moment of thought he puts the phone down and says, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming "Well, it's worth that."]]

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* Played with in ''{{Frasier}}'', ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', Niles frequently bribes his wife Maris when they fight, and it works. (At one point they're in a terrible argument and he ends it by buying her a Mercedes). However, it is not a one-way relationship, as both Niles (and Frasier) are [[GenderInvertedTrope male versions]] of this, often distracted from whatever new drama has come into their lives by their brother's new tie or suit. At one point, Frasier thinks he has a secret admirer sending him gifts and is utterly flattered by the expensive, classy clothing and jewelry he's received, only to find [[spoiler: the gifts were from Maris, intended for Niles in an effort to win him back.]] It's made clear that in the past, the gifts would have worked, but that he can no longer ignore the problems in the relationship. It's pointedly averted when Niles almost gives in to Maris' money, when he is forced to move to a horrible apartment complex after she closes all his credit cards and bank account, which were co-owned. He actually picks up the phone to call her and beg for her to take him back, but his father and brother point out that in spite of it all, he's won his freedom from a horrible marriage. After a moment of thought he puts the phone down and says, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming "Well, it's worth that."]]
17th Jan '16 7:20:11 PM eroock
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->'''Woman:''' You ''asshole''! What were you doing with my sister in that ''hot tub''?... A diamond? So you ''do'' love me!... I don't even know what I was mad at you about!
-->-- [[GTARadio Radio advertisement]] in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas''

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->'''Woman:''' You ''asshole''! ->''"You asshole! What were you doing with my sister in that ''hot tub''?...hot tub?... A diamond? So you ''do'' love me!... I don't even know what I was mad at you about!
about!"''
-->-- [[GTARadio Radio advertisement]] '''[[GTARadio Woman in radio advertisement]]''', ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas''
17th Jan '16 7:17:57 PM eroock
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->'''Woman:''' You ''asshole''! What were you doing with my sister in that ''hot tub''?... A diamond? So you ''do'' love me!... I don't even know what I was mad at you about!\\
--[[GTARadio Radio advertisement]] in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas''

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->'''Woman:''' You ''asshole''! What were you doing with my sister in that ''hot tub''?... A diamond? So you ''do'' love me!... I don't even know what I was mad at you about!\\
--[[GTARadio
about!
-->-- [[GTARadio
Radio advertisement]] in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas''
22nd Oct '15 7:06:17 PM musicgeek
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* "Glitter and Be Gay" from ''{{Literature/Candide}}'' (the musical adaptation by Creator/LeonardBernstein et. al.) pretty much exemplifies this trope. See Kristen Chenoweth 's showstopping Lincoln Center performance [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVsLMxam21I here.]]

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* "Glitter and Be Gay" from ''{{Literature/Candide}}'' (the musical adaptation by Creator/LeonardBernstein Music/LeonardBernstein et. al.) pretty much exemplifies this trope. See Kristen Chenoweth 's showstopping Lincoln Center performance [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVsLMxam21I here.]]
22nd Oct '15 7:05:15 PM musicgeek
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* "Glitter and Be Gay" from ''{{Literature/Candide}}'' (the musical adaptation by Creator/Leonard Bernstein et. al.) pretty much exemplifies this trope. See Kristen Chenoweth 's showstopping Lincoln Center performance [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVsLMxam21I here.]]

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* "Glitter and Be Gay" from ''{{Literature/Candide}}'' (the musical adaptation by Creator/Leonard Bernstein Creator/LeonardBernstein et. al.) pretty much exemplifies this trope. See Kristen Chenoweth 's showstopping Lincoln Center performance [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVsLMxam21I here.]]
22nd Oct '15 12:11:34 PM musicgeek
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* Cunegonde's situation in Paris in {{Creator/Voltaire}}'s ''{{Literature/Candide}}'' is built on this trope.


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* "Glitter and Be Gay" from ''{{Literature/Candide}}'' (the musical adaptation by Creator/Leonard Bernstein et. al.) pretty much exemplifies this trope. See Kristen Chenoweth 's showstopping Lincoln Center performance [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVsLMxam21I here.]]
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11th Aug '15 8:18:05 PM karstovich2
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* Played straight in ''Series/TheSopranos'' where it is one of the main traits of Carmela Soprano. For his husband and mob boss Tony the standard way out of a marital problem is to bury it under gifts or loads of money.

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* Played straight in ''Series/TheSopranos'' where it is one of the main traits of Carmela Soprano. For his her husband and mob boss Tony the standard way out of a marital problem is to bury it under gifts or loads of money.
21st Jun '15 8:29:03 PM M84
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* The myth of Persephone's abduction from Myth/ClassicalMythology. After Hades kidnapped her to be his wife, he tried to woo her with the vast riches of the Underworld. Since Hades' domain was everything in the Earth, meaning ''all mineral wealth'', the riches were vast indeed. [[SubvertedTrope It didn't work.]]

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* The myth of Persephone's abduction from Myth/ClassicalMythology. After Hades kidnapped her to be his wife, he tried to woo her with the vast riches of the Underworld. Since Hades' domain was everything in the Earth, meaning ''all mineral wealth'', the riches were vast indeed. [[SubvertedTrope It didn't work.]] ]] That said, it seems like [[AbductionIsLove she grew to love Hades in time]], to the point of turning Minthe into a mint plant and stomping on her when she tried to seduce Hades.
21st Jun '15 8:23:27 PM M84
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* The myth of Persephone's abduction from Myth/ClassicalMythology. After Hades kidnapped her to be his wife, he tried to woo her with the vast riches of the Underworld. Since Hades' domain was everything in the Earth, meaning ''all mineral wealth'', the riches were vast indeed. [[AvertedTrope It didn't work.]]

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* The myth of Persephone's abduction from Myth/ClassicalMythology. After Hades kidnapped her to be his wife, he tried to woo her with the vast riches of the Underworld. Since Hades' domain was everything in the Earth, meaning ''all mineral wealth'', the riches were vast indeed. [[AvertedTrope [[SubvertedTrope It didn't work.]]
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