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11th Nov '17 9:28:05 AM Chabal2
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* Atalanta had sworn that she would only marry the man who could defeat her in a footrace (losers would be decapitated). So one smart guy prays to Aphrodite for help. He receives several golden apples, which he threw ahead of him, distracting Atalanta so he could catch up and later win.
10th Nov '17 10:11:52 PM DragonQuestZ
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->''"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!"''

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->''"You asshole! What were you doing with my sister in that hot tub?...THAT HOT TUB?... A diamond? So you ''do'' love me!... I don't even know what I was mad at you about!"''
31st Oct '17 12:20:00 PM LadyNorbert
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* TwoBrokeGirls has Max when she and Caroline sneak into Caroline's old home.

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* TwoBrokeGirls ''Series/TwoBrokeGirls'' has Max when she and Caroline sneak into Caroline's old home.
30th Oct '17 9:57:53 PM foxley
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* Unico The Movie: Katy has an addiction to luxury.

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* Unico ''Unico The Movie: Movie'': Katy has an addiction to luxury.



* WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents has an episode where Timmy discovers that this works on his mother and fairy-godmother, so he wishes up the perfect boyfriend for his evil babysitter. Since said wish resulted in a human, this also counts as DistractedByTheSexy.

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* WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' has an episode where Timmy discovers that this works on his mother and fairy-godmother, so he wishes up the perfect boyfriend for his evil babysitter. Since said wish resulted in a human, this also counts as DistractedByTheSexy.
10th Sep '17 10:00:18 AM nombretomado
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* A {{Goofy}} story where he was TheGamblingAddict had Mrs. Goof scolding him after he came back home late at night. The scolding ended when she found out he actually won.

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* A {{Goofy}} WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} story where he was TheGamblingAddict had Mrs. Goof scolding him after he came back home late at night. The scolding ended when she found out he actually won.
28th Jul '17 4:31:21 AM LinTaylor
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* PlayedForLaughs in the final episode of ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'': Shun is about to propose to Miu, but she gets distracted by [[Series/KamenRiderWizard a guy with a huge red ring on his finger]] and the moment is lost.
25th Jul '17 6:07:33 PM LadyNorbert
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* There's a side story in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' in which Ed presents his mechanic Winry with a gift of some earrings. It distracts her from raging at him about having broken his automail again.



* [[ValleyGirl Cher Horowitz]] in ''Film/{{Clueless}}'' has a fight with one of her friends and is having a self-pitying internal monologue, but when [[AllWomenLoveShoes passing a shoe display]] interrupts herself, wonders "Ooh! I wonder if they have them in my size?", and goes on a bout of RetailTherapy. This ends up as a subversion, though, as when she's done shopping she's still sad.

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* [[ValleyGirl Cher Horowitz]] in ''Film/{{Clueless}}'' has a fight with one of her friends and is having a self-pitying internal monologue, but when [[AllWomenLoveShoes passing a shoe display]] interrupts herself, wonders herself. "Ooh! I wonder if they have them in my size?", and size?" She then goes on a bout of RetailTherapy. This ends up as a subversion, though, as when she's done shopping she's still sad.



* ''Series/TheNewStatesman'': twisted [=MEP=] Alan [[MeaningfulName B'Stard]] has been seemingly assassinated along with the entire Fourth Reich. His wife and a member of his staff are [[LesYay congratulating each other]] when he arrives and says if things are going the way they seem to he wants to watch. Both turn on him, poised for attack, when he lifts up two large jewels he rescued from Hitler's hoard. They stop and look ecstatic, he coughs and ... makes gestures suggesting what he wants in exchange for them.

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* ''Series/TheNewStatesman'': twisted [=MEP=] Alan [[MeaningfulName B'Stard]] has been seemingly assassinated along with the entire Fourth Reich. His wife and a member of his staff are [[LesYay congratulating each other]] when he arrives and says if things are going the way they seem to he wants to watch. Both turn on him, poised for attack, when he lifts up two large jewels he rescued from Hitler's hoard. They stop and look ecstatic, he coughs and ...and... makes gestures suggesting what he wants in exchange for them.



* Played with in ''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."]]
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', Prue gleefuly dons Ms. Hellfire's expensive outfits and marvels at her jewelry while she and Piper investigate.

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* Played with in ''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). 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."]]
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', Prue gleefuly gleefully dons Ms. Hellfire's expensive outfits and marvels at her jewelry while she and Piper investigate.



* "Glitter and Be Gay" from ''{{Literature/Candide}}'' (the musical adaptation by 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.]]

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



* [[GenderInvertedTrope gender inverted]] parody on ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether''. Captain Hero is quickly able to get over losing the love of his life when he realizes he won fifty dollars!

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* [[GenderInvertedTrope gender inverted]] parody on ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether''. Captain Hero is quickly able to get over losing the love of his life when he realizes he he's won fifty dollars!



* ''WesternAnimation/TheKidsFromRoom402'': When Nancy learns that her school Project partner Jordan is SecretlyWealthy, she's so impressed by Jordan's mansion and valuable objects she barely does anything regarding the project, which gives her an excuse to visit Jordan more times.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheKidsFromRoom402'': When Nancy learns that her school Project project partner Jordan is SecretlyWealthy, she's so impressed by Jordan's mansion and valuable objects she barely does anything regarding the project, which gives her an excuse to visit Jordan several more times.
6th Mar '17 1:33:21 PM Leporidae
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* When Golden Eyes, the heroine of the UsefulNotes/WorldWarI serial ''ComicBook/GoldenEyesAndHerHeroBill'', is captured by the nefarious German officer Hugo Von Schwatzenburg he tries to invoke this by plying her with looted French gowns, jewelry, and champagne. He's convinced that the finery will make her fall madly in love with him and make her forget she's an unregistered prisoner of war completely at his mercy.
--> "Captain Hugo had unearthed a bit of his loot that he had dreamed of getting back to Germany if the war was kind. The big chest gave up its treasure of silk and lace, the dainty cob webs that had clothed a French girl in the long-ago peace times, her jewels. her fans and pretty trinkets, the little high-stilted slippers of this age, the gossamer stockings that matched, all eagerly offered to bribe this golden-girl Mars had dropped into the monotony of trench and man life."
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15th Jan '17 10:51:50 AM nombretomado
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* In ''TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' episode "Time is Money", Jimmy learned his father once had the chance to become wealthy by investing in a fast-food franchise. Jimmy, Sheen and Carl then went back in time to prevent Hugh from missing the chance. When Jimmy returned to present time, he saw that his parents became [[RichBitch rich bitches]]. Jimmy's father insulted Carl and Sheen, who stopped minding about it when he gave them a gold bar.

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* In ''TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' episode "Time is Money", Jimmy learned his father once had the chance to become wealthy by investing in a fast-food franchise. Jimmy, Sheen and Carl then went back in time to prevent Hugh from missing the chance. When Jimmy returned to present time, he saw that his parents became [[RichBitch rich bitches]]. Jimmy's father insulted Carl and Sheen, who stopped minding about it when he gave them a gold bar.
29th Oct '16 12:19:30 PM nombretomado
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-->-- '''[[GTARadio Woman in radio advertisement]]''', ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas''

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-->-- '''[[GTARadio '''[[Radio/GTARadio Woman in radio advertisement]]''', ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas''



* ''GTARadio'', which includes the scene that is quoted, but shortened due to the UnfortunateImplications it would cause by using the proper line which can be heard [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_tzcRUwmoQ HERE]].

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* ''GTARadio'', ''Radio/GTARadio'', which includes the scene that is quoted, but shortened due to the UnfortunateImplications it would cause by using the proper line which can be heard [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_tzcRUwmoQ HERE]].
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