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13th Apr '16 9:45:33 PM SomeoneImSure
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' had an episode with a similar theme to it, with the [[AnAesop Aesop]] being directed at Rainbow Dash. After she rescued a resident of Ponyville and the town cheered her for it, her ego started to grow. This prompted the rest of the Mane Six to teacher her a lesson in humility, dressing up as Mare Do Well.
30th Mar '16 4:53:44 PM LongTallShorty64
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* Gladys Glover gets her fifteen in ''Film/ItShouldHappenToYou'' by posting her name on billboards all around New York City. But begins to hate it when she has to be in an “crooked” ad.
22nd Aug '15 6:22:20 AM DavidCowie
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* ''So You've Been Publicly Shamed'' by Jon Ronson is about people who get their 15 minutes for the wrong reasons.
3rd May '15 5:12:37 AM WildKard
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* The movie Hero (1992) is about a man who rescues people from a crashed aircraft and gets 15 minutes of fame, only he doesn't want it. Through a case of ''Mistaken Identity'' another passenger is identified as the rescuer and claims credit and the media spotlight that the real Hero has shunned.

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* The movie Hero (1992) ''Hero (1992)'' is about a man who rescues people from a crashed aircraft and gets 15 minutes of fame, only he doesn't want it. Through a case of ''Mistaken Identity'' MistakenIdentity another passenger is identified as the rescuer and claims credit and the media spotlight that the real Hero has shunned.
3rd May '15 5:11:09 AM WildKard
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* The movie Hero (1992) is about a man who rescues people from a crashed aircraft and gets 15 minutes of fame, only he doesn't want it. Through a case of ''Mistaken Identity'' another passenger is identified as the rescuer and claims credit and the media spotlight that the real Hero has shunned.
11th Aug '14 4:43:17 PM ultimomant
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* ''VideoGame/DeadRising2: Off the Record'' shows that Frank West was celebrated as a hero and even shook hands with the President after the events of the first game. He lived off the riches and fame he got until it dried up, and now people consider him a washed up D-lister. Saving the day again in this story presumably reignited his popularity.
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11th Aug '14 11:13:03 AM wyattte
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* Sugar Ray referenced the phrase by naming their post-breakthrough album ''14:59''.

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* Sugar Ray Music/SugarRay referenced the phrase by naming their post-breakthrough album ''14:59''.
31st May '14 4:15:54 PM kraas
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* The main thrust of [[Music/{{Eagles}} the Eagles']] "New Kid In Town" is the fleeting nature of both love and fame.
-->''"They will never forget you 'til somebody new comes along..."''
12th Jan '14 4:38:23 PM WillyFourEyes
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-->--'''Music/MarilynManson'''

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-->--'''Music/MarilynManson'''
-->--'''Music/MarilynManson''', "The Dope Show"



* Volume #11 of ''SchoolRumble''. Lala Gonzales accidentally adopts a new, very distinctive temporary look, then displays her fighting ability in Shibuya.She becomes "Queen of Shibuya", with girls aping her odd style, and for a week becomes a poster girl for cosmetics and the like. But when her CD single flops, Lala returns to her normal exchange student life.

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* Volume #11 of ''SchoolRumble''.''Manga/SchoolRumble''. Lala Gonzales accidentally adopts a new, very distinctive temporary look, then displays her fighting ability in Shibuya. She becomes "Queen of Shibuya", with girls aping her odd style, and for a week becomes a poster girl for cosmetics and the like. But when her CD single flops, Lala returns to her normal exchange student life.



* The aptly-named ''15 Minutes'' (a RobertDeniro movie) had this as the motivation for one of the murderers.

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* The aptly-named ''15 Minutes'' (a RobertDeniro RobertDeNiro movie) had this as the motivation for one of the murderers.



* In ''TheSecretWorldOfAlexMack'', Alex and one of her friends runs across a kid trapped under a giant pipe. Her friend tries to lift it and Alex uses her powers to make it seem like he does in order to save the kid. The kid turns out to be the governor's son- which promptly puts the spotlight (and, consequently, suspicion from the main villain) on this kid who somehow manages to lift a pipe that weighs hundreds of kilograms.

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* In ''TheSecretWorldOfAlexMack'', ''Series/TheSecretWorldOfAlexMack'', Alex and one of her friends runs across a kid trapped under a giant pipe. Her friend tries to lift it and Alex uses her powers to make it seem like he does in order to save the kid. The kid turns out to be the governor's son- which promptly puts the spotlight (and, consequently, suspicion from the main villain) on this kid who somehow manages to lift a pipe that weighs hundreds of kilograms.



* {{Kraftwerk}} has a song named exactly this

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* {{Kraftwerk}} Music/{{Kraftwerk}} has a song named exactly thisthis.



* A common plot device on ''TheSimpsons''. To wit:

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* A common plot device on ''TheSimpsons''.''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. To wit:



** Bart accidentally destroys a set while on the Krusty the Klown show, and reflexively says "I didn't do it" to the audience. They find it incredibly amusing, and he gets promoted from being Krusty's off-screen "gofer" to having an entire sketch on the show dedicated to him. He loves it, then gets sick of the repetition, then accepts it again - only for it to become a DiscreditedMeme in-universe.
* ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'': Agent X called for a tv crew from his home planet so they'd make him the star of their show. Being unable to get rid of them, Zed punished X by offering a chance to have K instead of X as the star, which they quickly accepted. As J pointed out, fame was so fickle X didn't even had fifteen minutes of it.

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** Bart accidentally destroys a set while on the Krusty the Klown show, and reflexively says "I "[[ImplausibleDeniability I didn't do it" it]]" to the audience. They find it incredibly amusing, and he gets promoted from being Krusty's off-screen "gofer" to having an entire sketch on the show dedicated to him. He loves it, then gets sick of the repetition, then accepts it again - only for it to become a DiscreditedMeme in-universe.
* ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'': Agent X called for a tv TV crew from his home planet so they'd make him the star of their show. Being unable to get rid of them, Zed punished X by offering a chance to have K instead of X as the star, which they quickly accepted. As J pointed out, fame was so fickle X didn't even had fifteen minutes of it.
27th Jul '13 9:58:17 AM CallingAlameda
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* In the ''Series/{{Wings}}'' episode "Just Call Me Angel", Brian becomes a media sensation when he lands a commercial flight (on which he and Joe had been passengers) when the pilots fall ill. His celebrity vanishes almost instantly when everyone becomes obsessed instead with a cat who saved her owners from a house fire. Brian is extremely depressed over this, but Joe pulls him out of it by reminding him that while the rest of the world may no longer care, everyone who was on that flight will always remember his heroism.
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