History Main / GetRichQuickScheme

22nd Nov '17 3:40:52 PM DragonQuestZ
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* ''Series/ThePretender'' episode "Collateral Damage" did a spoof of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Vu Tom Vu's]] ads (where he promised seminars to teach people to make millions). The ad even had a couple ladies [[GoingForASwim in bikinis and fur jackets]] to add SexSells to how rich the customer might be.

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* ''Series/ThePretender'' episode "Collateral Damage" did a spoof of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Vu Tom Vu's]] ads (where he promised seminars to teach people to make millions). The ad even had a couple ladies [[GoingForASwim [[GoingFurASwim in bikinis and fur jackets]] to add SexSells to how rich the customer might be.
22nd Nov '17 3:39:41 PM DragonQuestZ
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* ''Series/ThePretender'' episode "Collateral Damage" did a spoof of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Vu Tom Vu's]] ads (where he promised seminars to teach people to make millions). The ad even had a couple ladies [[GoingForASwim in bikinis and fur jackets]] to add SexSells to how rich the customer might be.
2nd Nov '17 2:23:21 PM FordPrefect
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* In ''Film/TheProducers'', Bialystock and Bloom realize that they can make some easy money using UsefulNotes/HollywoodAccounting, by getting people to invest big in a production that is destined to fail. Unfortunately, the audience assumes "SpringtimeForHitler" is intended to be a ''comedy'' and it becomes a smash hit, and now they owe the investors more than they're making.

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* In Creator/MelBrooks' ''Film/TheProducers'', Bialystock two theatrical producers sell 25,000% of the production to investors and Bloom realize plan to create a play that they can make some easy money using UsefulNotes/HollywoodAccounting, by getting people will close on opening night, receiving almost no income, and therefore net them a substantial profit from the unused investment, since the IRS doesn't investigate flops. Their efforts to invest big create a flop result in a blatantly pro-Nazi musical called ''SpringtimeForHitler'', a production that is destined to fail. Unfortunately, starring a spaced-out hippie as Hitler. Unfortunately for the audience assumes "SpringtimeForHitler" is intended to be producers, [[PoesLaw audiences mistake the musical]] for a ''comedy'' {{satire}} and it becomes a smash hit, love it. Because the play does not flop, the producers will be completely unable to pay back their investors, resulting in their exposure in investment fraud. The musical and now they owe its 2005 adaptation swap out the investors more than they're making.spaced-out hippie for the CampGay director; the results are the same.
2nd Nov '17 2:19:29 PM FordPrefect
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* In ''Film/TheProducers'', Bialystock and Bloom realize that they can make some easy money using UsefulNotes/HollywoodAccounting, by getting people to invest big in a production that is destined to fail. Unfortunately, "SpringtimeForHitler" ''doesn't'' fail, and now they owe the investors more than they're making.

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* In ''Film/TheProducers'', Bialystock and Bloom realize that they can make some easy money using UsefulNotes/HollywoodAccounting, by getting people to invest big in a production that is destined to fail. Unfortunately, the audience assumes "SpringtimeForHitler" ''doesn't'' fail, is intended to be a ''comedy'' and it becomes a smash hit, and now they owe the investors more than they're making.
2nd Nov '17 2:11:19 PM FordPrefect
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* In ''Film/TheProducers'', Bialystock and Bloom realize that they can make some easy money by combining UsefulNotes/HollywoodAccounting and SpringtimeForHitler, by getting people to invest big in a production that is destined to fail.

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* In ''Film/TheProducers'', Bialystock and Bloom realize that they can make some easy money by combining UsefulNotes/HollywoodAccounting and SpringtimeForHitler, using UsefulNotes/HollywoodAccounting, by getting people to invest big in a production that is destined to fail.fail. Unfortunately, "SpringtimeForHitler" ''doesn't'' fail, and now they owe the investors more than they're making.



* Deconstructed in ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfPinocchio''. Pinocchio goes with the Fox and the Cat to earn money easily [[GrowsOnTrees by planting his coins in the Field of Miracles]]. The Cricket unsuccessfully tries to convince Pincchio that this schemes don't work. Pinocchio plants his coins, but the Fox and the Cat were tricking him all along to steal his coins.

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* Deconstructed in ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfPinocchio''. Pinocchio goes with the Fox and the Cat to earn money easily [[GrowsOnTrees by planting his coins in the Field of Miracles]]. The Cricket unsuccessfully tries to convince Pincchio Pinocchio that this schemes don't work. Pinocchio plants his coins, but the Fox and the Cat were tricking him all along to steal his coins.
30th Aug '17 6:11:05 AM Ccook1956
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* The [[''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoon "Get Rich Quick Porky" (1937, Clampett) has a con artist swindling Porky and Gabby out of their money over a parcel of land gimmicked as if it were an oil windfall. When Porky uncovers the scam, the con man offers him $1 for the deed, only for Gabby to uncover actual oil underground. A fight for the deed ensues.

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* The [[''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoon "Get Rich Quick Porky" (1937, Clampett) has a con artist swindling Porky and Gabby out of their money over a parcel of land gimmicked as if it were an oil windfall. When Porky uncovers the scam, the con man offers him $1 for the deed, only for Gabby to uncover actual oil underground. A fight for the deed ensues.
30th Aug '17 6:10:45 AM Ccook1956
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* The [[''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Porky Pig]] cartoon "Get Rich Quick Porky" (1937, Clampett) has a con artist swindling Porky and Gabby out of their money over a parcel of land gimmicked as if it were an oil windfall. When Porky uncovers the scam, the con man offers him $1 for the deed, only for Gabby to uncover actual oil underground. A fight for the deed ensues.

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* The [[''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Porky Pig]] [[''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoon "Get Rich Quick Porky" (1937, Clampett) has a con artist swindling Porky and Gabby out of their money over a parcel of land gimmicked as if it were an oil windfall. When Porky uncovers the scam, the con man offers him $1 for the deed, only for Gabby to uncover actual oil underground. A fight for the deed ensues.
30th Aug '17 6:10:07 AM Ccook1956
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* The [[''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Porky Pig]] cartoon "Get Rich Quick Porky" (1937, Clampett) has a con artist swindling Porky and Gabby out of their money over a parcel of land gimmicked as if it were an oil windfall. When Porky uncovers the scam, the con man offers him $1 for the deed, only for Gabby to uncover actual oil underground. A fight for the deed ensues.
8th Jun '17 7:09:30 PM samitv
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* The plot of ''Series/SneakyPete'' revolves around two of these - they try to do this to Vince who is not conVinced.
17th Mar '17 8:55:02 PM Bissek
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* Literature/EncyclopediaBrown is always foiling the scams of a local high school dropout named Wilford Wiggins who keeps trying to get the local kids to give him their money via some new and exciting scheme. Examples include a genuine painting of the Liberty Bell (had a crack in it), building a museum containing an accurate scale replica of the solar system (even with a half-inch model of the Earth, the solar system is still too big), or a muscling powder (the demonstration involved a rooster crowing at midday).

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* Literature/EncyclopediaBrown is always foiling the scams of a local high school dropout named Wilford Wiggins who keeps trying to get the local kids to give him their money via some new and exciting scheme. Examples include a genuine painting of the Liberty Bell (had a crack in it), building a museum containing an accurate scale replica of the solar system (even with a half-inch model of the Earth, the solar system is still too big), or a muscling powder (the demonstration involved (if the test subject had really put on that much muscle in so short a rooster crowing at midday).time, the jacket he bought before bulking up wouldn't still fit).
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