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26th Mar '18 5:34:46 AM TokoWH
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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': This happens to the TeamRocket trio multiple times. They'll open a beauty salon or engage in some other form of seemingly legitimate business just so they can steal Ash's Pikachu or some other rare Pokémon/items. While they're biding their time, [[CutLexLuthorACheck their business draws actual customers and money; why don't they just keep the business]] and stop trying to steal every valuable Pokémon or thing they come across?
** Because on the rare occasions that Ash and friends aren't holding an IdiotBall and figure out the lame disguises, they immediately shout that the seemingly nice people are Team Rocket, and they have to run away or be arrested. This only happens when they ''are'' trying to make a legitimate business, which they did a lot in ''Diamond And Pearl''.
*** Most often this happens with the tournaments that naturally require the main cast to stay in one place for more than a couple episodes, and having Team Rocket continually escape and attack the same place 7 times in a row would stretch disbelief too much.
** Actually, in a few episodes, they apparently do just that (Jesse and James anyway, not so much Butch and Cassidy). [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny They get distracted]] and spend a few episodes, before traveling again, working at a job. This tends to happen particularly at stadium battles, at least until Ash is running into a problem with his Pokemon that their interference can indirectly help with. Or until Ash and company actually buy from them, causing them to remember suddenly the reason they set up the business.

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': This happens to the TeamRocket trio multiple times. They'll open a beauty salon or engage in some other form of seemingly legitimate business just so they can steal Ash's Pikachu or some other rare Pokémon/items. While they're biding their time, [[CutLexLuthorACheck their business draws actual customers and money; why don't they just keep the business]] and stop trying to steal every valuable Pokémon or thing they come across?
** Because on the rare occasions that Ash and friends aren't holding an IdiotBall and figure out the lame disguises, they immediately shout that the seemingly nice people are Team Rocket, and they have to run away or be arrested. This only happens when they ''are'' trying to make a legitimate business, which they did a lot in ''Diamond And Pearl''.
*** Most often this happens with the tournaments that naturally require the main cast to stay in one place for more than a couple episodes, and having Team Rocket continually escape and attack the same place 7 times in a row would stretch disbelief too much.
** Actually, in a few episodes, they apparently do just that (Jesse and James anyway, not so much Butch and Cassidy). [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny They get distracted]] and spend a few episodes, before traveling again, working at a job. This tends to happen particularly at stadium battles, at least until Ash is running into a problem with his Pokemon that their interference can indirectly help with. Or until Ash and company actually buy from them, causing them to remember suddenly the reason they set up the business.
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15th Jan '18 5:04:53 PM jormis29
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* Creator/RaoulWalsh's ''Film/TheBowery'' has George Raft playing a low-life thug decide to get the attention of the LoveInterest by boasting that he will jump off the Brooklyn Bridge. Plan A was to fake the jump by strategic feints, tricks and doubles and escape hatches. His romantic rival, played by Wallace Beery catches up to his plan and naturally sabotages his plan to humiliate his rival, but eventually Raft, with his reputation on the line, decides at the last minute to jump off the bridge for real...and he survives, and gets the girl anyway!

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* Creator/RaoulWalsh's ''Film/TheBowery'' has George Raft playing a low-life thug decide to get the attention of the LoveInterest by boasting that he will jump off the Brooklyn Bridge. Plan A was to fake the jump by strategic feints, tricks and doubles and escape hatches. His romantic rival, played by Wallace Beery Creator/WallaceBeery catches up to his plan and naturally sabotages his plan to humiliate his rival, but eventually Raft, with his reputation on the line, decides at the last minute to jump off the bridge for real...and he survives, and gets the girl anyway!
14th Jul '17 9:52:58 PM HeroGal2347
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' Fenton Crackshell creates an advertisement for a product that doesn't exists and it becomes so popular everyone wants it. He then takes an untested bubblegum product from Gyro Gearloose and sells it. Of course, being an untested product there are awkward consequences.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' Fenton Crackshell creates an advertisement for a product that doesn't exists and it becomes so popular everyone wants it. He then takes an untested bubblegum product from Gyro Gearloose and sells it. Of course, being an untested product there are awkward consequences.
29th Jun '17 10:04:29 AM Nadim
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* In an episode of ''Series/{{The Suite Life On Deck}}'', Zack Woody and Marcus set up a fake {{Beauty Contest}} as a scam to get girls. However, Mr Moseby finds out and forces them to throw a real beauty pagent as punishment as well as appointing them judges of the contest.
22nd May '17 12:14:27 PM tromag
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* In ''Literature/SonOfInterflux'' by Creator/GordonKorman, the protagonist uses student government funds to buy a patch of land that his father's corporation needs for a building project (as a joke). When the student government figures it out, he pretends he did it for the environment, and a real environmental movement grows up around it.

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* In ''Literature/SonOfInterflux'' by Creator/GordonKorman, the protagonist uses student government funds and a fake organization's name to buy a patch of land that his father's corporation needs for a building project (as as a joke). spontaneous act of rebellion. When the student government figures it out, learns he pretends spent their money, he has to convince the school that he did it for environmental/anti-corporate reasons. He speaks on this so eloquently that the environment, and a real environmental movement grows up student body rallies around it.him, everyone wants to join the organization, and the whole thing takes on a life of its own.
27th Mar '17 5:39:41 PM Darkmoonfire
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* Creator/JeanShepherd started his radio career as the overnight host of WOR in New York City. He organized gags with his listeners, the most famous of which involved creating a hoax about a non-existent book, ''I, Libertine'', by the equally non-existent author "Frederick R. Ewing", in 1956. As an attack on the fact that literary best-seller lists counted not just actual sales but also requests for new and upcoming books, he told his listeners to go to all the book stores and ask for this book and author; as planned, ''I, Libertine'' soon entered the ''New York Times'' best-seller list despite not actually existing. Shepherd, Creator/TheodoreSturgeon and Betty Ballantine later wrote ''I, Libertine'' themselves, with a cover painted by illustrator Frank Kelly Freas, published by Ballantine Books.


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* Creator/JeanShepherd started his radio career as the overnight host of WOR in New York City. He organized gags with his listeners, the most famous of which involved creating a hoax about a non-existent book, ''I, Libertine'', by the equally non-existent author "Frederick R. Ewing", in 1956. As an attack on the fact that literary best-seller lists counted not just actual sales but also requests for new and upcoming books, he told his listeners to go to all the book stores and ask for this book and author; as planned, ''I, Libertine'' soon entered the ''New York Times'' best-seller list despite not actually existing. Shepherd, Creator/TheodoreSturgeon and Betty Ballantine later wrote ''I, Libertine'' themselves, with a cover painted by illustrator Frank Kelly Freas, published by Ballantine Books.
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26th Mar '17 12:55:42 PM nombretomado
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** In another episode, it turns out that the entire 2008 election was orchestrated by Barack and Michelle Obama, John McCain and Sarah Palin planning an ''OceansEleven'' style-heist to steal a diamond stored beneath the White House. The plan was to get themselves nominated by both tickets so one of them would have to be elected, then swipe the diamond and fake their own deaths. At the end of the episode, Barack decides to actually give being president a whirl, and convinces Michelle to keep their fake marriage going.

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** In another episode, it turns out that the entire 2008 election was orchestrated by Barack and Michelle Obama, John McCain and Sarah Palin planning an ''OceansEleven'' ''Film/OceansEleven'' style-heist to steal a diamond stored beneath the White House. The plan was to get themselves nominated by both tickets so one of them would have to be elected, then swipe the diamond and fake their own deaths. At the end of the episode, Barack decides to actually give being president a whirl, and convinces Michelle to keep their fake marriage going.
4th Mar '17 1:38:50 PM nombretomado
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* {{Subverted}} In MarvelComics, in {{Retcon}}, the person who pointed out a problem in continuity and at the same time provided a plausible explanation was awarded a [[http://web.archive.org/web/20091022001346/http://geocities.com/mh_prime/8607.html Genuine Marvel Comics No-Prize]] by editor Creator/StanLee, a tradition that was kept alive by other editors after he became publisher. This was initially created because fans wanted prizes for finding errors and Stan Lee decided to give (for finding specific things)these no-prize awards (in print) without actually giving anything. However, eventually fans started demanding no-prizes, looking and writing to Marvel just so they could receive one. Some complained that they never received their no-prize, so Marvel began sending out empty envelopes with no-prize on them. Some fans complained their envelope was empty. Writers and artists are sometimes annoyed by receiving some letters just pointing out errors for no-prizes.

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* {{Subverted}} In MarvelComics, Creator/MarvelComics, in {{Retcon}}, the person who pointed out a problem in continuity and at the same time provided a plausible explanation was awarded a [[http://web.archive.org/web/20091022001346/http://geocities.com/mh_prime/8607.html Genuine Marvel Comics No-Prize]] by editor Creator/StanLee, a tradition that was kept alive by other editors after he became publisher. This was initially created because fans wanted prizes for finding errors and Stan Lee decided to give (for finding specific things)these no-prize awards (in print) without actually giving anything. However, eventually fans started demanding no-prizes, looking and writing to Marvel just so they could receive one. Some complained that they never received their no-prize, so Marvel began sending out empty envelopes with no-prize on them. Some fans complained their envelope was empty. Writers and artists are sometimes annoyed by receiving some letters just pointing out errors for no-prizes.
6th Jan '17 8:20:35 PM Ezclee4050
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* Jean Shepherd started his radio career as the overnight host of WOR in New York City. He organized gags with his listeners, the most famous of which involved creating a hoax about a non-existent book, ''I, Libertine'', by the equally non-existent author "Frederick R. Ewing", in 1956. As an attack on the fact that literary best-seller lists counted not just actual sales but also requests for new and upcoming books, he told his listeners to go to all the book stores and ask for this book and author; as planned, ''I, Libertine'' soon entered the ''New York Times'' best-seller list despite not actually existing. Shepherd, Creator/TheodoreSturgeon and Betty Ballantine later wrote ''I, Libertine'' themselves, with a cover painted by illustrator Frank Kelly Freas, published by Ballantine Books.

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* Jean Shepherd Creator/JeanShepherd started his radio career as the overnight host of WOR in New York City. He organized gags with his listeners, the most famous of which involved creating a hoax about a non-existent book, ''I, Libertine'', by the equally non-existent author "Frederick R. Ewing", in 1956. As an attack on the fact that literary best-seller lists counted not just actual sales but also requests for new and upcoming books, he told his listeners to go to all the book stores and ask for this book and author; as planned, ''I, Libertine'' soon entered the ''New York Times'' best-seller list despite not actually existing. Shepherd, Creator/TheodoreSturgeon and Betty Ballantine later wrote ''I, Libertine'' themselves, with a cover painted by illustrator Frank Kelly Freas, published by Ballantine Books.
27th Dec '16 5:44:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Brian Griffin's mocking self-help book, ''Wish it, Want it, Do it'' becomes a best-seller, eventually leading Brian to buy into his own hype.
** Then he goes on ''RealTimeWithBillMaher'', who criticizes the book, getting Brian to accidentally admit that the book was a hack job. Maher then completely destroys his reputation (it doesn't help that Brian wets the floor).

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* In ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Brian Griffin's mocking self-help book, ''Wish it, Want it, Do it'' becomes a best-seller, eventually leading Brian to buy into his own hype.
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hype. Then he goes on ''RealTimeWithBillMaher'', ''Series/RealTimeWithBillMaher'', who criticizes the book, getting Brian to accidentally admit that the book was a hack job. Maher then completely destroys his reputation (it doesn't help that Brian wets the floor).
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