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25th Mar '18 8:42:42 AM Hjortron18
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1st Mar '18 9:19:40 PM HeroGal2347
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** The greedy and gluttonous lawyer Billy Halleck runs over a gypsy woman while [[AutoErotica receiving a hand-job from his wife while driving]]. When he uses his connections to avoid getting charged for the death, the victim's father curses Billy to waste away no matter what he eats, a curse to mock his greedy nature. However, these gypsies discover the problem with cursing someone who really is enough of a douche to deserve it, when he sics the mob on them to force them to remove it. The curse can't be erased, but the gypsies reluctantly transfer it into a pie, so that if Billy can get someone else to eat the pie, they'll die instead of Billy.

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** The greedy and gluttonous lawyer Billy Halleck runs over a gypsy woman while [[AutoErotica receiving a hand-job from his wife while driving]]. When he uses his connections to avoid getting charged for the death, the victim's father curses Billy [[WeightLossHorror to waste away no matter what he eats, eats]], a curse to mock his greedy nature. However, these gypsies discover the problem with cursing someone who really is enough of a douche to deserve it, when he sics the mob on them to force them to remove it. The curse can't be erased, but the gypsies reluctantly transfer it into a pie, so that if Billy can get someone else to eat the pie, they'll die instead of Billy.
27th Feb '18 1:32:08 AM Ninamarie124
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1st Feb '18 5:43:09 PM Godzillawolf
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* In ''Film/MysteryMen'' The Spleen, to avoid fessing up to a fart, accuses an old gypsy woman of it. She curses him to forever be the one who "dealt it", and he is BlessedWithSuck and [[{{Fartillery}} KO capable farts]].

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* In ''Film/MysteryMen'' The Spleen, to avoid fessing up to a fart, accuses an old gypsy woman of it. She curses him to forever be the one who "dealt it", and he is BlessedWithSuck and [[{{Fartillery}} KO capable farts]]. [[CursedWithAwesome He actually considers it a positive thing all things considered]].



* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' has Shirley the Medium, who repeatedly curses Eustace for [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk being Eustace]]. She's even shown to be monitoring several curses she's put on people who offended her in another episode. Despite this, she's also shown saving Eustace and Muriel in several episodes, including her introduction.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' has Shirley the Medium, who repeatedly curses Eustace for [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk being Eustace]]. She's even shown to be monitoring several curses she's put on people who offended her in another episode. Despite this, she's also shown saving Eustace and Muriel in several episodes, including her introduction. She also shows herself willing to just remove the curse if her victim learned their lesson.
18th Dec '17 12:00:08 PM WillKeaton
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** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2013&addr=130125 Back when he was in school]], Jon annoyed a gypsy woman who cursed him, saying he'd never get a date to the prom. Garfield considered it "a waste of a perfectly good curse".

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** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2013&addr=130125 Back when he was in school]], school,]] Jon annoyed a gypsy woman who cursed him, saying he'd never get a date to the prom. Garfield considered it "a waste of a perfectly good curse".
16th Nov '17 8:03:28 AM RedScharlach
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** The judge who acquitted Halleck and the police chief who soft-pedaled the charges against him and kicked the gypsies out of the town are also cursed. The former has scales grow on his skin, the latter gets horrifyingly extreme case of acne. They both commit suicide.

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** The judge who acquitted Halleck and the police chief who soft-pedaled the charges against him and kicked the gypsies out of the town are also cursed. The former has scales grow on his skin, the latter gets a horrifyingly extreme case of acne. They both commit suicide.



* A common legend in English Football is that a group of gypsies, angry about being ejected from their land so that Derby County could build their ground, cursed the club never to win a trophy. The club then went on to come agonisingly close on several occasions, but losing either in the semifinal or the final (In one final, they lost [[CurbStompBattle 6-0]]). However, after the club reached the FA Cup final in 1946, an agreement between the club and the gypsies was reached and the curse was lifted. They won.

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* A common legend in English Football football is that a group of gypsies, angry about being ejected from their land so that Derby County could build their ground, cursed the club never to win a trophy. The club then went on to come agonisingly close on several occasions, but losing lost either in the semifinal or the final (In (in one final, they lost [[CurbStompBattle 6-0]]). However, after the club reached the FA Cup final in 1946, an agreement between the club and the gypsies was reached and the curse was lifted. They won.



* A Romani woman in ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' puts a GypsyCurse on Inspector Brackenreid when he arrests the men of the clan for a crime they didn't commit, although it's not clear how much she takes it seriously, and how much she's just playing into the stereotype. The curse is that he will never succeed in his political ambitions, and by the end of the episode he's ''abandoned'' his political ambitions, which suprises her when she offers to remove it.
* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': Four centuries ago, in an English village named "Lower Uncton", a blacksmith named Shamus [=McBundy=] insulted a witch who, in DisproportionateRetribution, cursed the town into total darkness until Shamus and [[SinsOfOurFathers all of his male descendants]] died within the limits of the village. Shamus, being practically as polite to her as Al is with the fat ladies who enter Gary's shoe store, asked the witch if she'd float over the town to block sunlight. She cursed his feet into sweating for this. In present time, Al and Bud are (or so it's believed by the people of Lower Uncton) Shamus' last male descendants and they lure him into the village. Meanwhile, people from neighboring village Upper Uncton want the Bundys to be killed anywhere outside Lower Uncton so they'll continue prospering as a tourist attraction. The two villages eventually made a deal: Al would duel against Igor (the witch's descendant) and they'd film it all. Al fought dirty and won, which somehow ended the curse, much to the displeasure of the Upper Unctoners (no longer able to attract tourists) and even the Lower Unctoners (who dislike the fact everyone can now see they have no plantations). That's right, the very same people who spent practically a whole three-episode arc trying to get the Bundys killed within the limits of their town to break a curse didn't like to see it broken. Also, they didn't like the fact they couldn't sell the video of Al winning the fight.

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* A Romani woman in ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' puts a GypsyCurse on Inspector Brackenreid when he arrests the men of the clan for a crime they didn't commit, although it's not clear how much she takes it seriously, and how much she's just playing into the stereotype. The curse is that he will never succeed in his political ambitions, and by the end of the episode he's ''abandoned'' his political ambitions, which suprises surprises her when she offers to remove it.
* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': Four centuries ago, in an English village named "Lower Uncton", a blacksmith named Shamus [=McBundy=] insulted a witch who, in DisproportionateRetribution, cursed the town into total darkness until Shamus and [[SinsOfOurFathers all of his male descendants]] died within the limits of the village. Shamus, being practically as polite to her as Al is with the fat ladies who enter Gary's shoe store, asked the witch if she'd float over the town to block sunlight. She cursed his feet into sweating for this. In present time, Al and Bud are (or so it's believed by the people of Lower Uncton) Shamus' last male descendants and they lure him into the village. Meanwhile, people from the neighboring village of Upper Uncton want the Bundys to be killed anywhere outside Lower Uncton so they'll continue prospering as a tourist attraction. The two villages eventually made a deal: Al would duel against Igor (the witch's descendant) and they'd film it all. Al fought dirty and won, which somehow ended the curse, much to the displeasure of the Upper Unctoners (no longer able to attract tourists) and even the Lower Unctoners (who dislike the fact everyone can now see they have no plantations). That's right, the very same people who spent practically a whole three-episode arc trying to get the Bundys killed within the limits of their town to break a curse didn't like to see it broken. Also, they didn't like the fact they couldn't sell the video of Al winning the fight.
28th Aug '17 8:32:50 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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On the other hand, even when being used for that particular SpaceWhaleAesop, there seems to be a law of conservation of Gypsy Curses. The cursed person will find properly getting rid of the curse [[ClingyMacGuffin impossible]] but there will be [[CurseEscapeClause some rule]] that allows them to transfer the curse onto somebody else like it's a forged banknote. As soon as the character finds this out, expect to have the next scene full of the most adorable, [[BusFullOfInnocents innocent looking]] people in the world for the character to try to pass the curse off onto. This trope was often used to demonize the Romani, portraying them as revenge focused, not justice focused, uncaring of collateral damage and inspiring selfishness in others. In other words, like a lot of supernatural stereotypes surrounding the Romani, it carries some pretty UnfortunateImplications.

Also, don't ask about [[ReedRichardsIsUseless why these Romani slinging out curses are always portrayed as impoverished and homeless despite possessing amazing magical powers]].

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On the other hand, even when being used for that particular SpaceWhaleAesop, there seems to be a law of conservation of Gypsy Curses. The cursed person will find properly getting rid of the curse [[ClingyMacGuffin impossible]] but there will be [[CurseEscapeClause some rule]] that allows them to transfer the curse onto somebody else like it's a forged banknote. As soon as the character finds this out, expect to have the next scene full of the most adorable, [[BusFullOfInnocents innocent looking]] people in the world for the character to try to pass the curse off onto. This trope was often used to demonize the Romani, portraying them as revenge focused, not justice focused, uncaring of collateral damage and inspiring selfishness in others. In other words, like a lot of supernatural stereotypes surrounding the Romani, it carries some pretty UnfortunateImplications.

UnfortunateImplications. Also, don't ask about [[ReedRichardsIsUseless why these Romani slinging out curses are always portrayed as impoverished and homeless despite possessing amazing magical powers]].
26th May '17 6:08:34 PM Dravencour
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On the other hand, even when being used for that particular SpaceWhaleAesop, there seems to be a law of conservation of Gypsy Curses. The cursed person will find properly getting rid of the curse [[ClingyMacGuffin impossible]] but there will be [[CurseEscapeClause some rule]] that allows them to transfer the curse onto somebody else like it's a forged banknote. As soon as the character finds this out, expect to have the next scene full of the most adorable, [[BusFullOfInnocents innocent looking]] people in the world for the character to try to pass the curse off onto. This trope was often used to demonize the Romani, portraying them as revenge focused, not justice focused, uncaring of collateral damage and inspiring selfishness in others. In other words, it carries some pretty UnfortunateImplications.

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On the other hand, even when being used for that particular SpaceWhaleAesop, there seems to be a law of conservation of Gypsy Curses. The cursed person will find properly getting rid of the curse [[ClingyMacGuffin impossible]] but there will be [[CurseEscapeClause some rule]] that allows them to transfer the curse onto somebody else like it's a forged banknote. As soon as the character finds this out, expect to have the next scene full of the most adorable, [[BusFullOfInnocents innocent looking]] people in the world for the character to try to pass the curse off onto. This trope was often used to demonize the Romani, portraying them as revenge focused, not justice focused, uncaring of collateral damage and inspiring selfishness in others. In other words, like a lot of supernatural stereotypes surrounding the Romani, it carries some pretty UnfortunateImplications.
26th May '17 5:49:52 PM Dravencour
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On the other hand, even when being used for that particular SpaceWhaleAesop, there seems to be a law of conservation of Gypsy Curses. The cursed person will find properly getting rid of the curse [[ClingyMacGuffin impossible]] but there will be [[CurseEscapeClause some rule]] that allows them to transfer the curse onto somebody else like it's a forged banknote. As soon as the character finds this out, expect to have the next scene full of the most adorable, [[BusFullOfInnocents innocent looking]] people in the world for the character to try to pass the curse off onto. This trope was often used back in the day to demonize the Roma, portraying them as revenge focused, not justice focused, uncaring of collateral damage and inspiring selfishness in others. In other words, it carries some pretty UnfortunateImplications.

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On the other hand, even when being used for that particular SpaceWhaleAesop, there seems to be a law of conservation of Gypsy Curses. The cursed person will find properly getting rid of the curse [[ClingyMacGuffin impossible]] but there will be [[CurseEscapeClause some rule]] that allows them to transfer the curse onto somebody else like it's a forged banknote. As soon as the character finds this out, expect to have the next scene full of the most adorable, [[BusFullOfInnocents innocent looking]] people in the world for the character to try to pass the curse off onto. This trope was often used back in the day to demonize the Roma, Romani, portraying them as revenge focused, not justice focused, uncaring of collateral damage and inspiring selfishness in others. In other words, it carries some pretty UnfortunateImplications.
26th May '17 5:47:00 PM Dravencour
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On the other hand, even when being used for that particular SpaceWhaleAesop, there seems to be a law of conservation of Gypsy Curses. The cursed person will find properly getting rid of the curse [[ClingyMacGuffin impossible]] but there will be [[CurseEscapeClause some rule]] that allows them to transfer the curse onto somebody else like it's a forged banknote. It doesn't help that they're often {{Karma Houdini}}s, escaping any repercussion for their actions...or even benefiting!

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On the other hand, even when being used for that particular SpaceWhaleAesop, there seems to be a law of conservation of Gypsy Curses. The cursed person will find properly getting rid of the curse [[ClingyMacGuffin impossible]] but there will be [[CurseEscapeClause some rule]] that allows them to transfer the curse onto somebody else like it's a forged banknote. It doesn't help that they're As soon as the character finds this out, expect to have the next scene full of the most adorable, [[BusFullOfInnocents innocent looking]] people in the world for the character to try to pass the curse off onto. This trope was often {{Karma Houdini}}s, escaping any repercussion for their actions...or even benefiting!
used back in the day to demonize the Roma, portraying them as revenge focused, not justice focused, uncaring of collateral damage and inspiring selfishness in others. In other words, it carries some pretty UnfortunateImplications.
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