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20th Jun '17 6:12:27 PM Eddy1215
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** The series had a rather disturbing example of this trope. In the episode "Mr Garrity And The Graves", a con artist scams an entire village into believing he can raise their dead. After being paid ''not'' to, he feels badly and performs the phony ritual anyway before leaving town in disgrace. [[spoiler: Cue the dead rising.]]

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** The series had a rather disturbing example of this trope. In the episode "Mr Garrity And The Graves", a con artist scams an entire village into believing he can raise their dead. After being paid ''not'' to, he feels badly and performs to (the villagers havinh different reasons for not wanting them to come back), the phony ritual anyway con artist apologizes to the graveyard for not being able to do what he claimed before leaving town in disgrace. with his partner for the next village to con. [[spoiler: Cue The moment they're gone, the dead start rising.]]
20th Jun '17 6:05:33 PM Eddy1215
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* In one episode of ''Series/ILoveLucy'', the Ricardos and the Mertzes purchase an oil well from a Texas millionaire. However, when the well's oil doesn't come in, Lucy believes they had been swindled and used a crazy EngineeredPublicConfession method to force him to buy it back from them. Afterwards, the Ricardos and the Mertzes are congratulation Lucy on getting them out of the scam when [[ContrivedCoincidence a man who just happened to buy the well they just gave back used their phone]] to call his wife and tell her that the well finally came in as a gusher. [[NightmareFuel The episode ends with Ricky, Fred, and Ethel silently and menacingly surrounding Lucy and leering down at her]].

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* In one episode of ''Series/ILoveLucy'', the Ricardos and the Mertzes purchase an oil well from a Texas millionaire. However, when the well's oil doesn't come in, Lucy believes they had been swindled and used a crazy EngineeredPublicConfession method to force him to buy it back from them. Afterwards, the Ricardos and the Mertzes are congratulation congratulating Lucy on getting them out of the scam when [[ContrivedCoincidence a man who just happened to buy the well they just gave back used their phone]] to call his wife and tell her that the well finally came in as a gusher. [[NightmareFuel The episode ends with Ricky, Fred, and Ethel silently and menacingly surrounding Lucy and leering down at her]].
20th Jun '17 6:04:22 PM Eddy1215
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "The Vacation Goo", the Smiths' vacation goes drastically wrong when Francine ([[LotusEaterMachine convinced it's fake]]) jumps off the cruise ship, forcing the rest of the family and a member of the staff to go after her. They end up on a jungle island and get [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame chased by hunters]], eventually getting trapped in a cave by an avalanche that also kills their companion, [[NoPartyLikeADonnerParty whom they're forced to eat to survive]]. Shortly afterwards the hunters find them and it turns out they're just playing paintball and the "jungle" is part of a super-ritzy resort. Poor Steve had it even worse, since their companion was an attractive woman who was ''very'' into him (as in, she openly stated that she wanted to sleep with him).

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "The Vacation Goo", the Smiths' vacation goes drastically wrong when Francine ([[LotusEaterMachine convinced it's fake]]) jumps off the cruise ship, forcing the rest of the family and a member of the staff to go after her. They end up on a jungle island and get [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame chased by hunters]], eventually getting trapped in a cave by an avalanche that also kills their companion, [[NoPartyLikeADonnerParty whom they're forced to eat to survive]]. Shortly afterwards the hunters find them and it turns out they're just playing paintball and the "jungle" is part of a super-ritzy resort. Disturbed by the truth of what they did for nothing, [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain the family decides to make it one of their dark family secrets]]. Poor Steve had it even worse, since their companion was an attractive woman who was ''very'' into him (as in, she openly stated that she wanted to sleep with him).
20th Jun '17 5:40:13 PM LinTaylor
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* An ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode involved the Smiths being trapped in a cave while being hunted by a group. They end up [[NoPartyLikeADonnerParty cannibalizing]] the side character who was with them almost immediately, and afterwards, discover that their 'hunters' were actually a paintball team.

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* An In the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode involved "The Vacation Goo", the Smiths being Smiths' vacation goes drastically wrong when Francine ([[LotusEaterMachine convinced it's fake]]) jumps off the cruise ship, forcing the rest of the family and a member of the staff to go after her. They end up on a jungle island and get [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame chased by hunters]], eventually getting trapped in a cave while being hunted by a group. They end up an avalanche that also kills their companion, [[NoPartyLikeADonnerParty cannibalizing]] whom they're forced to eat to survive]]. Shortly afterwards the side character who was with hunters find them almost immediately, and afterwards, discover that their 'hunters' were actually a it turns out they're just playing paintball team.and the "jungle" is part of a super-ritzy resort. Poor Steve had it even worse, since their companion was an attractive woman who was ''very'' into him (as in, she openly stated that she wanted to sleep with him).
17th Jun '17 4:55:16 AM thatother1dude
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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' had Dexter visiting his grandfather, and was convinced that he has a secret laboratory like him and searches the entire house for it. Only to find out it's actually a garage with random tools, Dexter returns home, immediately afterwards his Grandfather's tools creates an energy element, [[{{Irony}} which is the exact element Dexter tried to create at the start of the episode.]]

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' had Dexter visiting his grandfather, and was convinced that he has a secret laboratory like him and him. He searches the entire house for it. Only it, only to find out it's actually a garage with random tools, tools. Dexter returns home, and immediately afterwards his Grandfather's tools creates an energy element, [[{{Irony}} which is the exact element Dexter tried to create at the start of the episode.]]
17th Jun '17 4:41:55 AM thatother1dude
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* ''Series/TwinPeaks'': When Ben Horne is being falsely held for the murder of Laura Palmer, Catherine (who he was with at the time of Laura's death) reveals to him that she was FakingTheDead and promises to exonerate him if he signs the mill back over to her. Ben does so immediately, which was actually unhelpful ([[TheCakeIsAlie Catherine brags that she can withhold her testimony anyway]]) ''and'' unnecessary (Ben's blood does not match that present on the scene of the murder; the cops were just holding him longer as part of a BatmanGambit to catch [[spoiler:Leland/[[DemonicPossession Bob]]]]).
12th Jun '17 2:23:31 PM Eddy1215
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*** Then later, when he finds out that Cosmo (whom he had successfully captured and then let go after making him give him a pot of gold) was actually a fairly instead of a leprechaun:

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*** ** Then later, when he finds out that Cosmo (whom he had successfully captured and then let go after making him give him a pot of gold) was actually a fairly instead of a leprechaun:
12th Jun '17 2:22:50 PM Eddy1215
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** Then later, when he finds out that Cosmo (whom he had successfully captured and then let go after making him give him a pot of gold) was actually a fairly instead of a leprechaun:

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** *** Then later, when he finds out that Cosmo (whom he had successfully captured and then let go after making him give him a pot of gold) was actually a fairly instead of a leprechaun:
12th Jun '17 2:21:43 PM Eddy1215
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** "Crocker of Gold", Mr. Crocker, fed up that his hunt for fairies continuously led to failure, decided to hunt leprechauns instead. Later on, he sees Wanda and Poof, out in the open and without their wands. As he put it:

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** In the episode "Crocker of Gold", Mr. Crocker, fed up that his hunt for fairies continuously led to failure, decided to hunt leprechauns instead. Later on, he sees Wanda and Poof, out in the open and without their wands. As he put it:



** In "Genie Meanie Minie Mo" Timmy makes a wish to [[JerkassGenie Norm the Genie]] that Trixie will kiss "Timmy Turner", thinking he OutGambitted Norm with the wording, but Norm uses [[ExactWords Exact Wording]] so that Trixie will kiss ''every'' Timmy Turner in Dimmsdale (there are apparently quite a few). [[BrickJoke Later on]], Trixie finally comes down to Timmy's name on the list, but it's at that moment when Timmy final undid all of Norm's tricks, preventing Timmy from getting kissed. He naturally {{face palm}}s in frustration.

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** In the episode "Genie Meanie Minie Mo" Mo", Timmy makes a wish to [[JerkassGenie Norm the Genie]] that Trixie will kiss "Timmy Turner", thinking he OutGambitted Norm with the wording, but Norm uses [[ExactWords Exact Wording]] so that Trixie will kiss ''every'' Timmy Turner in Dimmsdale (there are apparently quite a few). [[BrickJoke Later on]], Trixie finally comes down to Timmy's name on the list, but it's at that moment when Timmy final undid all of Norm's tricks, preventing Timmy from getting kissed. He naturally {{face palm}}s in frustration.
12th Jun '17 2:19:05 PM Eddy1215
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* In ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents'' episode "Crocker of Gold", Mr. Crocker, fed up that his hunt for fairies continuously led to failure, decided to hunt leprechauns instead. Later on, he sees Wanda and Poof, out in the open and without their wands. As he put it:

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* In ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents'' episode ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents'':
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"Crocker of Gold", Mr. Crocker, fed up that his hunt for fairies continuously led to failure, decided to hunt leprechauns instead. Later on, he sees Wanda and Poof, out in the open and without their wands. As he put it:



** In "Genie Meanie Minie Mo" Timmy makes a wish to [[JerkassGenie Norm the Genie]] that Trixie will kiss "Timmy Turner", thinking he OutGambitted Norm with the wording, but Norm uses [[ExactWords Exact Wording]] so that Trixie will kiss ''every'' Timmy Turner in Dimmsdale (there are apparently quite a few). [[BrickJoke Later on]], Trixie finally comes down to Timmy's name on the list, but it's at that moment when Timmy final undid all of Norm's tricks, preventing Timmy from getting kissed. He naturally {{face palm}}s in frustration.



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents'', Timmy makes a wish to [[JerkassGenie Norm the Genie]] that Trixie will kiss "Timmy Turner", thinking he OutGambitted Norm with the wording, but Norm uses [[ExactWords Exact Wording]] so that Trixie will kiss ''every'' Timmy Turner in Dimmsdale (there are apparently quite a few). [[BrickJoke Later on]], Trixie finally comes down to Timmy's name on the list, but it's at that moment when Timmy final undid all of Norm's tricks, preventing Timmy from getting kissed. He naturally {{face palm}}s in frustration.
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