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20th Sep '17 10:33:31 PM Peteman
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* In the third season of ''Series/HaltAndCatchFire'', Donna's plan to create an IPO for Mutiny, a small videogame company that's struggling to turn itself into an online trading hub, is presented as a brilliant business move. Subverted hard at the end of the season, when a TimeSkip reveals that the IPO was a disaster that ruined Donna's credibility as a software developer.

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* In the third season of ''Series/HaltAndCatchFire'', Donna's plan to create an IPO for Mutiny, a small videogame company that's struggling to turn itself into an online trading hub, is presented as a brilliant business move. Subverted hard at the end of the season, when a TimeSkip reveals that the IPO was a disaster that ruined Donna's credibility as a software developer.
19th Aug '17 10:10:53 PM StrixObscuro
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->''Oh yeah. It's the best part. It's crunchy, it's explosive, it's where the muffin breaks free of the pan and sort of (makes hand motions) does it's own thing. I'll tell you. That's a million dollar idea right there. Just sell the tops.''

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->''Oh yeah. It's the best part. It's crunchy, it's explosive, it's where the muffin breaks free of the pan and sort of (makes hand motions) does it's its own thing. I'll tell you. That's a million dollar idea right there. Just sell the tops.''


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* In the third season of ''Series/HaltAndCatchFire'', Donna's plan to create an IPO for Mutiny, a small videogame company that's struggling to turn itself into an online trading hub, is presented as a brilliant business move. Subverted hard at the end of the season, when a TimeSkip reveals that the IPO was a disaster that ruined Donna's credibility as a software developer.
19th Aug '17 9:20:40 PM DrFraud
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* In one ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' episode Rory and her Chilton frenemies work on school project competition for the best business plan with prototype. The group that wins is a car alarm for lockers. Rory's group doesn't do much better - bedazzled first-aid kits.

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* In one ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' episode Rory and her Chilton frenemies work on a school project competition for the best business plan with a prototype. The group that wins is a car alarm for lockers. Rory's group doesn't do much better - bedazzled first-aid kits.
19th Aug '17 9:19:10 PM DrFraud
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* Repeatedly played straight and subverted in numerous ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' episodes which have characters coming up with "ingenious" business ideas that include a beach fragrance, muffin tops, a coffee table book about coffee tables, a brassier for men, a bladder system for oil tankers, restaurant relaunches, and more.

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* Repeatedly played straight and subverted in numerous ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' episodes which have characters coming up with "ingenious" business ideas that include a beach fragrance, muffin tops, a coffee table book about coffee tables, a brassier brassiere for men, a bladder system for oil tankers, restaurant relaunches, and more.
13th Aug '17 2:17:06 PM TeraChimera
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* Subverted in a ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode when Homer designs a car for his brother's company. His brother trusts him as "the everyman." Homer designs it with a cornucopia of what he deems to be conveniences. When the car is unveiled to the public it resembles a freakish UFO on wheels. Needless to say, it was not a business success.
* Also subverted in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', where Huey, Dewey and Louie try to run Scrooge [=McDuck=]'s business while he's under medical quarantine. While their first ideas succeed and earn the support of the board of directors, it isn't long before their off-the-wall decisions nearly run the company into the ground, and only a ResetButton [[HollywoodLaw provided by a dubious interpretation of child labor laws]] is able to set things straight.




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* Subverted in a ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode when Homer designs a car for his brother's company. His brother trusts him as "the everyman." Homer designs it with a cornucopia of what he deems to be conveniences. When the car is unveiled to the public it resembles a freakish UFO on wheels. Needless to say, it was not a business success.
* Also subverted in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', where Huey, Dewey and Louie try to run Scrooge [=McDuck=]'s business while he's under medical quarantine. While their first ideas succeed and earn the support of the board of directors, it isn't long before their off-the-wall decisions nearly run the company into the ground, and only a ResetButton [[HollywoodLaw provided by a dubious interpretation of child labor laws]] is able to set things straight.
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6th Jun '17 2:08:38 PM Malady
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* Subverted in a ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode when Homer designs a car for his brother's company. His brother trusts him as "the everyman." Homer designs it with a cornucopia of what he deems to be conveniences. When the car is unveiled to the public it resembles a freakish UFO on wheels. Needless to say, it was not a business success.
* Also subverted in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', where Huey, Dewey and Louie try to run Scrooge [=McDuck=]'s business while he's under medical quarantine. While their first ideas succeed and earn the support of the board of directors, it isn't long before their off-the-wall decisions nearly run the company into the ground, and only a ResetButton [[HollywoodLaw provided by a dubious interpretation of child labor laws]] is able to set things straight.


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* Also subverted in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', where Huey, Dewey and Louie try to run Scrooge [=McDuck=]'s business while he's under medical quarantine. While their first ideas succeed and earn the support of the board of directors, it isn't long before their off-the-wall decisions nearly run the company into the ground, and only a ResetButton [[HollywoodLaw provided by a dubious interpretation of child labor laws]] is able to set things straight.
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* In ''Film/HowToLoseAGuyIn10Days'', one protagonist advertising professional thinks a great new slogan for the diamond industry group is "Go frost yourself." The boss in the meeting really likes it.
* In the second ''OhGod'' movie, a great slogan to get the world's population to have more faith is "Think God." And write it on a bunch of signs.

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* In ''Film/HowToLoseAGuyIn10Days'', one protagonist advertising professional thinks a great new slogan for the diamond industry group is "Go frost yourself." The boss in the meeting really likes it.
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* Repeatedly played straight and subverted in numerous ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' episodes which have characters coming up with "ingenious" business ideas that include a beach fragrance, muffin tops, a coffee table book about coffee tables, a brassier for men, a bladder system for oil tankers, restaurant relaunches, and more.
* In one ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' episode Rory and her Chilton frenemies work on school project competition for the best business plan with prototype. The group that wins is a car alarm for lockers. Rory's group doesn't do much better - bedazzled first-aid kits.

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30th May '16 7:25:14 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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-->-- '''Elaine''', ''{{Seinfeld}}'', "Muffin Tops"

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