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25th Mar '18 5:53:22 PM MBI
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* In ''Film/{{Chicago}}'', the fleeting attention of the media is a major frustration for Velma; she's hoping to use the publicity of her murder trial to re-launch her career, only to be upstaged by Roxie's own murder trial. She manages to exploit Roxie's fame by becoming a material witness in Roxie's trial, but immediately after Roxie is acquitted the media has already moved on to a different murderer.
22nd Feb '18 6:54:20 PM nombretomado
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* 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 Creator/RobertDeNiro movie) had this as the motivation for one of the murderers.
3rd Feb '18 6:45:44 PM SpaceHunterDrakeRedcrest
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' had Red Guy exploiting this with Cow. He makes her into a supermodel, which makes her super popular for about a day, maybe only a few hours at most. Then, when she becomes upset after becoming unpopular and yearns for the spotlight once again, he puts her to work as the live entertainment at his seedy [[DrunkOnMilk milk bar]]. [[spoiler: The episode ends with Chicken also getting his 15 minutes, though it doesn't go to his head.]]
2nd Nov '17 10:42:35 PM randomtroper89
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Note that ''what'' activity, exactly, causes the FifteenMinutesOfFame differs depending on the portrayal. More dramatic works will use a somewhat plausible act of heroism to get the point across--say, rescuing someone from a fire, or from drowning. This will be done to get a point across via CharacterDevelopment. In comedy, the act will be something unusual but ultimately ridiculous. Like eating a thousand scoops of ice cream, or shaking the hand of a celebrity. Here, the point will often be to make jokes at the expense of the media.

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Note that ''what'' activity, exactly, causes the FifteenMinutesOfFame fame differs depending on the portrayal. More dramatic works will use a somewhat plausible act of heroism to get the point across--say, across, such as rescuing someone from a fire, fire or from drowning. This will be done to get a point across via CharacterDevelopment. In comedy, the act will be something unusual but ultimately ridiculous. Like eating a thousand scoops of ice cream, or shaking the hand of a celebrity. Here, the point will often be to make jokes at the expense of the media.
29th Sep '17 12:16:14 PM eroock
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->''"In the future, everyone will be [[TropeNamers world-famous for 15 minutes]]."''

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->''"In the future, everyone will be [[TropeNamers world-famous for 15 minutes]].minutes."''
29th Sep '17 12:15:51 PM eroock
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->''In the future, everyone will be [[TropeNamers world-famous for 15 minutes]].''
-->--'''Creator/AndyWarhol''', predicting Website/YouTube with a surprising degree of accuracy.


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->''In ->''"In the future, everyone will be [[TropeNamers world-famous for 15 minutes]].''
-->--'''Creator/AndyWarhol''',
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-->-- '''Creator/AndyWarhol''',
predicting Website/YouTube with a surprising degree of accuracy.

23rd Jun '17 9:12:59 PM JulianLapostat
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->''They love you when you're on all the covers... When you're not, then they love another...''
-->--'''Music/MarilynManson''', "The Dope Show"

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->''They love you when you're on all the covers... When you're not, then they love another...''
-->--'''Music/MarilynManson''', "The Dope Show"
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.
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