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22nd Aug '17 5:44:06 PM eroock
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* In ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' the Devil Bats' coach, Doburoku Sakaki, wins $17 million betting on their game against the Shinryuji Nagas. A few chapters later, he loses all the money he didn't squander celebrating their win by betting on another game, when the Taiyo Sphinx [[TheWorfEffect get stomped by the dark-horse Hakushu Dinosaurs]].



* In "Things Change" (1988) Don Ameche plays a shoeshine man who is hired to take a murder rap for a mob boss. With several days until he is to turn himself in, his handler (Joe Montegna) takes him to Tahoe for a last (and probably first) spree. Unfortuntely, Ameche is taken for a real mob bigshot and the casino makes sure he wins at a rigged roulette table but it goes too far, giving him a fortune which the casino wants back. When a terrified Montegna convinces him to return the money (which Ameche thinks he won fairly) because it wouldn't be polite to keep their host's money, he bets it all the no-limit Big Wheel. If he wins he bankrupts the casino (probably leading to their deaths). He misses by one number and, when the wheel girl says she's sorry, Ameche shrugs and says "Things change".



* Even when they succeed in their various criminal activities, the Series/TrailerParkBoys usually end up blowing the money in a matter of days or weeks, forcing them to come up with next season's get-rich-quick scheme.



* In ''VideoGame/SuikodenI'':
-->'''Grady''': Please take this. A small gift from the villagers.\\
'''Kanaan''': Well, thank you very much.\\
''Found 10,000 bits!''\\
'''Kanaan''': This is dangerous, so I'll hold on to it.\\
''10,000 bits stolen!''
* ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' acquire massively inflating amounts of money that they casually drop on Bosco for 'inventions' that experience has already shown will be a lame household item. A billion dollars for a snot rag? Sure, here you go!



* As part of the RunningGag about Bob's roof repeatedly getting destroyed in ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' Bob will frequently wind up, through some DeusExMachina, with a sum of money that is just enough to cover the expense of repairing the roof and whatever other collateral damage happened during the story.
* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' Aylee and Torg's web design business is shut down after legal charges are filed against their ParentCompany, Hereti Corp. [[ContinuityNod Six years later]], however, the charges are dropped, their accounts unfrozen, and suddenly Torg and Aylee are millionaires.
* In ''Webcomic/OzyAndMillie'', Timulty is given a lot of money just for mentioning that he knows something about the internet (the comic was parodying the dot com bubble before it burst). He immediately blows all of it on candy.

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* As part of the RunningGag about Bob's roof repeatedly getting destroyed in ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'', Bob will frequently wind up, through some DeusExMachina, with a sum of money that is just enough to cover the expense of repairing the roof and whatever other collateral damage happened during the story.
* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', Aylee and Torg's web design business is shut down after legal charges are filed against their ParentCompany, Hereti Corp. [[ContinuityNod Six years later]], however, the charges are dropped, their accounts unfrozen, and suddenly Torg and Aylee are millionaires.
* In ''Webcomic/OzyAndMillie'', Timulty is given a lot of money just for mentioning that he knows something about the internet (the comic was parodying the dot com bubble before it burst). He immediately blows all of it on candy.
millionaires.



* [[WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy Stimpy]] once won 47 million dollars and instant celebrity as part of a television contest. When Stimpy finds that his newfound fame and fortune are [[CelebrityisOverrated meaningless]] [[ThePowerOfFriendship without his best friend Ren]] he "gives away" all his money and returns home. Ren is [[YouFool less than joyous]] about this.
* In an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Fry discovers his savings account has ballooned to [[strike:millions]] billions of dollars through 1000 years of compound interest, but loses them when Mom's sons trick him into revealing his PIN number. Like most characters who go through Eas yCome, Easy Go a lot, he is surprisingly unbothered by this.
** [[RunningGag His pin number, by the way, is 1077 - the price of a large pizza and soda at the pizza place he used to work at.]]
** The amount of money in Fry's account after a thousand years of compound interest is accurate. They've ShownTheirWork.
*** Good thing it wasn't adjusted for inflation and deflation.
*** Also good that they left out the part about dormant accounts being seized by the government after a number of years. The time varies by State but is always less then 1,000 years.



** An odd implementation of the trope in the episode "Peter Peter Caviar Eater." One of Lois' forebears dies and leaves her a luxurious home. Peter, attempting to fit in with upper-class society, bids $100 million for a vase at an auction -- more than the luxury home is worth. He tries to raise the value of the home by fabricating historical events, only to discover that it was actually a presidential brothel. This somehow allows him to trade the home for the vase (which is never seen again). Selling the story to a tabloid leaves him with enough cash to re-purchase their former home. Throughout the episode, Lois is more upset with Peter for acting phony than she is that he spent $100 million on a vase, and then gave away a mansion that actually belonged to her.
*** Although Lois never seems to mind the fact that she grew up incredibly rich only to marry someone with little money and live as middle class.



* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', an odd example because the character actually did something to get their new loads of money - Ron had invented the "naco" [[CallBack in a previous episode]], and is given a nickel for every one sold by the Bueno Nacho chain since then. By the end of the episode, it's all gone. Well actually, it ends up in the hands of Drakken and Shego, then ''they'' squander it. And did Ron lose the money? By having $90,000,000 in his [[{{Hammerspace}}back pocket]] because the AlphaBitch thought it was cool.



* ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' used this trope often.
** "The Road to Macadamia": When Baloo and Louie save the desert kingdom of Macadamia from an EvilChancellor, they expect a huge cash reward. Instead, the king pays them only the paltry sum he owed them at the beginning of the episode.
** "Your Baloo's in the Mail": Rebecca wins a lottery, then entrusts Baloo to turn in the winning Lottery Ticket before the deadline. To make a long story short, he doesn't. Although it is justified in that Rebecca told him the letter wasn't important.
** "Pizza Pie in the Sky": When Baloo opens a pizza-delivery service, the money he earns is ''just'' enough to pay for all the health code violations he racks up while running the operation.
** "Idol Rich": After going through alot of trouble to obtain a valuable idol, Baloo loses all the money it was worth to a tab he had run up at Louie's.
** "Baloo Thunder": Sher Khan gives Baloo a sizable reward for helping to keep his secret project (a helicopter) out of the hands of his competition, only for his secretary (under Khan's orders) to reclaim it for outrageous purposes.



* Episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TopCat'' feature this happening a few times. The most notable one is where a millionaire gives Benny a check to T.C for one million dollars after he finds out how rough the gang has it. When the merchants' association finds out, T.C and the gang are treated like royalty. In the end, it all goes away [[NiceJobBreakingItHero because Top Cat]], [[NotNowKiddo who didn't give Benny a chance to explain about the million dollars]], [[NiceJobBreakingItHero tore up the check]]. To be fair, Top Cat thought that Benny had been tricked at given a ticket for a 25 cent raffle, so he didn't know any better.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'':
** Chaz wins a huge sweepstakes, which allows he and Chuckie to experience the rich life for a few weeks. By the end of the episode, he's lost all the money in a bad investment that Drew recommended.
** In the Las Vegas episode, Grandpa Lou wins the jackpot playing nickel slots. He later uses some of his winnings to pay for tickets to a Seigfried and Roy knockoff and later throws the rest at some security guards to save his family.



* In the third season of ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman'', Todd earns 8 million dollars through his ride-sharing business only to immediately lose it by absent-mindedly leaving his waitress an 8 million dollar tip.
** This is an interesting example because Bojack is the type of show where every choice the characters make matters and things don't generally revert to status quo; except in this case, where they intentionally play the trope as straight as possible, all while drawing attention to it.
12th Aug '17 9:42:58 AM WaterBlap
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As these plots repeatedly happen to characters over a long period of time, it creates a world in which some people seem to experience insane amounts of good fortune, only to squander it every single time. EasyComeEasyGo.

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As these plots repeatedly happen to characters over a long period of time, it creates a world in which some people seem to experience insane amounts of good fortune, only to squander it every single time. EasyComeEasyGo.
Easy Come, Easy Go.



* In an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Fry discovers his savings account has ballooned to [[strike:millions]] billions of dollars through 1000 years of compound interest, but loses them when Mom's sons trick him into revealing his PIN number. Like most characters who go through EasyComeEasyGo a lot, he is surprisingly unbothered by this.

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* In an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Fry discovers his savings account has ballooned to [[strike:millions]] billions of dollars through 1000 years of compound interest, but loses them when Mom's sons trick him into revealing his PIN number. Like most characters who go through EasyComeEasyGo Eas yCome, Easy Go a lot, he is surprisingly unbothered by this.
1st Aug '17 11:18:13 PM Wyvern
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** This is an interesting example because Bojack is the type of show where every choice the characters make matters and things don't generally revert to status quo; except in this case, where they intentionally play the trope as straight as possible, all while drawing attention to it.
1st Apr '17 8:03:58 PM Kalaong
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->''"...Little high, little low''
->''Any way the wind blows''
->''Doesn't really matter to me, to me..."''

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->''"...Little high, little low''
->''Any
low''\\
''Any
way the wind blows''
->''Doesn't
blows''\\
''Doesn't
really matter to me, to me..."''



If the character gets a financial windfall, then it'll disappear or turn out to be depreciated by RidiculousExchangeRates. If they get the supermodel's phone number, then they'll lose it. If they gain a seat of power, then they'll be forced to give it up. Family oriented series can have the variant of the parents putting the money away for the kids' post-secondary education, which means it will not be touched again until the kids are enrolled.

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If the character gets a financial windfall, then it'll disappear or turn out to be depreciated by RidiculousExchangeRates.RidiculousExchangeRates or the TaxmanTakesTheWinnings. If they get the supermodel's phone number, then they'll lose it. If they gain a seat of power, then they'll be forced to give it up. Family oriented series can have the variant of the parents putting the money away for the kids' post-secondary education, which means it will not be touched again until the kids are enrolled.
28th Mar '17 6:39:23 PM nombretomado
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* Even the ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' "upper" ending of the 1996 Christmas special, [[spoiler:where they finally become millionaires because of a lucky find, and end the episode in a mansion]] was overturned when the next special episode showed them back in the flat in Peckham.

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* Even the ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' "upper" ending of the 1996 Christmas special, [[spoiler:where they finally become millionaires because of a lucky find, and end the episode in a mansion]] was overturned when the next special episode showed them back in the flat in Peckham.
19th Dec '16 10:54:22 PM Freezer
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* In ''Webcomic/NineteenNinetySomething'', AlphaBitch Lindsay, while appearing on ''Series/StarSearch'', manages to procure a lucrative contract with [[Creator/GeffenRecords A&M Records]]. She immediately loses said contract when she ''violently'' [[http://1990somethingcomic.com/comic/december-20-1991/ refuses to quit smoking.]]
17th Dec '16 9:34:10 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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** The Prophecy defeated The Second City Saints for the tag team titles at ''Wrestling/RingOfHonor's Robin Challenge III'' only to lose them to the Briscoes at the same event. Then the Briscoes lost Round the belts at the same event to...The Second City Saints.

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** The Prophecy defeated The Second City Saints for the tag team titles at ''Wrestling/RingOfHonor's Wrestling/RingOfHonor's ''Round Robin Challenge III'' only to lose them to the Briscoes at the same event. Then the Briscoes lost Round the belts at the same event to...The Second City Saints.
31st Oct '16 10:47:42 AM gewunomox
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* ''Franchise/LupinIII'' doesn't have to worry about StatusQuo when it comes to their financial situation, they can be living in an expensive hotel one episode, and living in a trailer the next. But Lupin and his crew still have the uncanny tendency to lose every big score minutes after they get it, or have it turn out to be [[ArtifactOfDoom something they're better off not getting their hands on]]. As Lupin is a kleptomaniac of titanic proportions, all he does is shrug it off and seek the next heist.

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* ''Franchise/LupinIII'' doesn't have to worry about StatusQuo Status Quo when it comes to their financial situation, they can be living in an expensive hotel one episode, and living in a trailer the next. But Lupin and his crew still have the uncanny tendency to lose every big score minutes after they get it, or have it turn out to be [[ArtifactOfDoom something they're better off not getting their hands on]]. As Lupin is a kleptomaniac of titanic proportions, all he does is shrug it off and seek the next heist.
17th Aug '16 10:31:57 AM BatCrooks
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* In the third season of ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman'', Todd earns 8 million dollars through his ride-sharing business only to immediately lose it by absent-mindedly leaving his waitress an 8 million dollar tip.
2nd Jun '16 3:49:49 AM jormis29
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* PlayedWith in ''Series/{{Archer}}'' regarding Ray's ability to walk.
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