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29th Aug '16 12:26:05 PM Malady
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* ''FanFic/DungeonKeeperAmi'': Nicodemus Asbraxe sells products of possibly violent and criminal providence.
--> Nicodemus liked Keepers. They did not ask pointed questions about where a particular object came from, or why there was blood splattered all over it.
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26th Aug '16 8:34:15 PM dsneybuf
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* ''TheElectricCompany'': A memorable skit from the first season, pairing MorganFreeman and Creator/BillCosby. Cosby turns his portrayal of the SnakeOilSalesman UpToEleven as he brags to a potential client that he ''is'' Honest John (pointing out the words with his stick). Just then, an angry customer (Freeman) bursts into the office and demands an explanation about why "Honest John" sold his son a lemon. Freeman then suggests that "Honest John" is an inaccurate name, to which Cosby admits "I lie a lot!"

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* ''TheElectricCompany'': ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971'': A memorable skit from the first season, pairing MorganFreeman Creator/MorganFreeman and Creator/BillCosby. Cosby turns his portrayal of the SnakeOilSalesman UpToEleven as he brags to a potential client that he ''is'' Honest John (pointing out the words with his stick). Just then, an angry customer (Freeman) bursts into the office and demands an explanation about why "Honest John" sold his son a lemon. Freeman then suggests that "Honest John" is an inaccurate name, to which Cosby admits "I lie a lot!"
26th Aug '16 10:33:22 AM Dravencour
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Expect him to wear an [[ImpossiblyTackyClothes obnoxious]] outfit ([[UnmovingPlaid plaid]] suit jackets seem to be popular), record InsaneProprietor advertisements and {{Kitschy Local Commercial}}s, and say "ButWaitTheresMore" every other sentence. If this character is rendered as a FunnyAnimal, chances are quite high that he'll be a weasel or a fox. Items for sale at Honest John's may include a PigInAPoke, AllNaturalSnakeOil, AsbestosFreeCereal, [[LandmarkSale the Brooklyn Bridge]], and of course TheAllegedCar.

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Expect him to wear an [[ImpossiblyTackyClothes obnoxious]] outfit ([[UnmovingPlaid plaid]] suit jackets seem to be popular), record InsaneProprietor advertisements and {{Kitschy Local Commercial}}s, and say "ButWaitTheresMore" every other sentence. If this character is rendered as a FunnyAnimal, chances are quite high that he'll be a weasel or a fox. Items for sale at Honest John's may include a PigInAPoke, AllNaturalSnakeOil, AsbestosFreeCereal, [[LandmarkSale the Brooklyn Bridge]], and of course TheAllegedCar.
TheAllegedCar. If he's primarily out to scam women out of their money rather than everyone, then he's a SexistUsedCarSalesman.
19th Aug '16 8:48:44 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In a ''ComicStrip/{{Ziggy}}'' cartoon, the protagonist walks past Honest John's Used Autos, and sees Honest John being arrested. The next day's strip sees him walking past [[{Spoonerism}} Honest Otto's Used Johns]], which sells ''toilets''.

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* In a ''ComicStrip/{{Ziggy}}'' cartoon, the protagonist walks past Honest John's Used Autos, and sees Honest John being arrested. The next day's strip sees him walking past [[{Spoonerism}} [[{{Spoonerism}} Honest Otto's Used Johns]], which sells ''toilets''.
12th Jul '16 6:56:05 AM redandready45
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* ''[[Film/TheLoveBug Herbie Rides Again]]'': [[CoolOldLady Grandma Steinmetz]] can get [[SentientVehicle Herbie]] to calm down by implying that she'll send him there if he doesn't behave.
9th Jul '16 8:19:57 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** There's also the salesman who sold Homer the snowplow.
*** partial averted, as the scheme he used to sell the the snowplow to Homer actually worked for Homer...until he sold another one to Barney.

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** There's also the salesman who sold Homer the snowplow.
*** partial
snowplow. Partial averted, as the scheme he used to sell the the snowplow to Homer actually worked for Homer...until he sold another one to Barney.


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** Herman seems to do this. In "Old Money" he charged $400 for an old fez, claiming Napolean had owned it. When Grandpa bought it, Herman picked up Grandpa's discarded hat and displayed it with a sign claiming it was worn by President [=McKinley=] when he was shot.
** The Comic Book Guy engages in profiteering all the time, in one episode claiming a photograph of Sean Connery that was signed by Roger Moore is worth $500. He does seem to have some valuable stuff for sale however.
25th Jun '16 9:14:46 PM nombretomado
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* Ribald Barterman from ''VideoGame/BaldursGate II: Shadows of Amn'', proprietor of the "Adventurer's Mart" has the lingo, but most of the stuff he sells is actually good. There is however a merchant in the first ''BaldursGate'' who sells potions who is this trope to a tee. (each potion will increase one of your stats to 25... And lower all the others to 3)

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* Ribald Barterman from ''VideoGame/BaldursGate II: ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII: Shadows of Amn'', proprietor of the "Adventurer's Mart" has the lingo, but most of the stuff he sells is actually good. There is however a merchant in the first ''BaldursGate'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' who sells potions who is this trope to a tee. (each potion will increase one of your stats to 25... And lower all the others to 3)
22nd Jun '16 8:20:02 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In a ''ComicStrip/{{Ziggy}}'' cartoon, the protagonist walks past Honest John's Used Autos, and sees Honest John being arrested. The next day's strip sees him walking past [[{Spoonerism}} Honest Otto's Used Johns]], which sells ''toilets''.



* Swindle, from the ''WesternAnimation/TransformersGeneration1'' cartoon (and comics), is a [[TransformingMecha giant transforming robot]] con artist. He once sold the rest of the Combaticons to the Russians (the equivalent of selling his own brothers), and has complained when being shot because it damaged his own resale value.

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* Swindle, Franchise/{{Transformers}}
** [[MeaningfulName Swindle]],
from the ''WesternAnimation/TransformersGeneration1'' cartoon (and comics), is a [[TransformingMecha giant transforming robot]] con artist. He once sold the rest of the Combaticons to the Russians (the equivalent of selling his own brothers), and has complained when being shot because it damaged his own resale value.
17th Jun '16 1:33:43 AM PaulA
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* The second Literature/NurseryCrimes book, ''The Fourth Bear'', has [[Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray Dorian Gray]] as a used car dealer. Much like his original story, each of Dorian's cars stays in pristine condition while a portrait of the car looks worse and worse [[spoiler:and, in each car, the odometer runs backwards. When the odometer reaches 0, the cars self destruct with the hapless driver/occupants inside.]]

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* The second Literature/NurseryCrimes Literature/NurseryCrime book, ''The Fourth Bear'', has [[Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray Dorian Gray]] as a used car dealer. Much like his original story, each of Dorian's cars stays in pristine condition while a portrait of the car looks worse and worse [[spoiler:and, in each car, the odometer runs backwards. When the odometer reaches 0, the cars self destruct with the hapless driver/occupants inside.]]
17th Jun '16 1:32:05 AM PaulA
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* The second NurseryCrimes book, ''The Fourth Bear'', has [[OscarWilde Dorian Gray]] as a used car dealer. Much like his original story, each of Dorian's cars stays in pristine condition while a portrait of the car looks worse and worse [[spoiler: and, in each car, the odometer runs backwards. When the odometer reaches 0, the cars self destruct with the hapless driver/occupants inside.]]

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* The second NurseryCrimes Literature/NurseryCrimes book, ''The Fourth Bear'', has [[OscarWilde [[Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray Dorian Gray]] as a used car dealer. Much like his original story, each of Dorian's cars stays in pristine condition while a portrait of the car looks worse and worse [[spoiler: and, [[spoiler:and, in each car, the odometer runs backwards. When the odometer reaches 0, the cars self destruct with the hapless driver/occupants inside.]]
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