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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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[[folder:Radio]]
* 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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[[folder:Radio]]
* 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).
16th Nov '16 4:17:38 AM Andyroid
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* In the [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad Email]] [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail179.html "pizza joint"]], Strong Bad and The Cheat try to make a fake pizza joint to pick up chicks and end up making a real pizza joint in the process.
** In the e-mail "diorama", Strong Bad notes that it used to be possible to cheat at book reports by writing them about made-up books, but the Internet means that the only way to do that is to follow this trope by making websites for the author and publisher, and then going ahead and writing the book.

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In the [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad Email]] [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail179.html "pizza joint"]], Strong Bad and The Cheat try to make a fake pizza joint to pick up chicks and end up making a real pizza joint in the process.
** In the e-mail "diorama", Strong Bad notes that it used to be possible to cheat at book reports by writing them about made-up books, but the Internet means that the only way to do that is to follow this trope by making websites for the author and publisher, and then going ahead and writing the book.
6th Nov '16 10:30:19 AM Cieloazul
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* This is how UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts promotion Pancrase was founded. Its creators, Wrestling/MasakatsuFunaki and Wrestling/MinoruSuzuki, had been working for years in a pro wrestling style which was made to look like real fights, and they decided to advance it and make it completely real under the same rules and format.
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