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11th Mar '17 11:21:15 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Snake hustles Homer this way in three-card-Monte. Marge, being somewhat GenreSavvy here, realizes Snake's accomplice is likely his brother. (And then does something few marks, for some reason, ever consider - revealing the two other cards to show everyone that all three are the same.)

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** Snake hustles Homer this way in three-card-Monte. Marge, being somewhat GenreSavvy here, Marge realizes Snake's accomplice is likely his brother. (And then does something few marks, for some reason, ever consider - revealing the two other cards to show everyone that all three are the same.)
2nd Feb '17 8:25:24 PM MadCat221
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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Time's Arrow", Data finds himself stranded in Earth's past in San Fransisco in the 1800s. How does he make some quick money for means of acquisition? Hustle some card sharks who assume he's "fresh off the boat". Not only can the android card-count like no organic sentient could ever hope to, not only does he have the ultimate poker-face, but the sharks ''let him deal'', and a previous episode established he [[CardSharp has the ability to stack a deck]] more quickly than the human eye can see. Needless to say, Data cleaned house.

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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Time's Arrow", Data finds himself stranded in Earth's past in San Fransisco in the 1800s. How does he make some quick money for means of acquisition? Hustle some card sharks who assume he's "fresh off the boat". Not only can the android card-count like no organic sentient could ever hope to, not only does he have the ultimate poker-face, but the sharks ''let him deal'', and a previous episode established he [[CardSharp has the ability to stack a deck]] more quickly than the human eye can see. Needless to say, Data cleaned house.
house. The mark hustled the hustlers.
15th Jan '17 9:35:21 PM ElodieHiras
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}'', one quest has you helping a hustling: go in an arena contest and win by just enough to win a significant bet, but not so much that your opponent won't believe he can't win the next round by sending a more powerful force.
13th Jan '17 10:00:59 AM MadCat221
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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Time's Arrow", Data finds himself stranded in Earth's past in San Fransisco in the 1800s. How does he make some quick money for means of acquisition? Hustle some card sharks who assume he's "fresh off the boat". Not only can the android card-count like no organic sentient could ever hope to, not only does he have the ultimate poker-face, but the sharks ''let him deal'', and a previous episode established he has the ability to stack a deck more quickly than the human eye can see. Needless to say, Data cleaned house.

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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Time's Arrow", Data finds himself stranded in Earth's past in San Fransisco in the 1800s. How does he make some quick money for means of acquisition? Hustle some card sharks who assume he's "fresh off the boat". Not only can the android card-count like no organic sentient could ever hope to, not only does he have the ultimate poker-face, but the sharks ''let him deal'', and a previous episode established he [[CardSharp has the ability to stack a deck deck]] more quickly than the human eye can see. Needless to say, Data cleaned house.
13th Jan '17 9:27:32 AM MadCat221
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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Time's Arrow", Data finds himself stranded in Earth's past in San Fransisco in the 1800s. How does he make some quick money for means of acquisition? Hustle some card sharks. Not only can the android card-count like no organic sentient could ever hope to, not only does he have the ultimate poker-face, but the sharks ''let him deal'', and a previous episode established he has the ability to stack a deck more quickly than the human eye can see. Needless to say, Data cleaned house.

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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Time's Arrow", Data finds himself stranded in Earth's past in San Fransisco in the 1800s. How does he make some quick money for means of acquisition? Hustle some card sharks.sharks who assume he's "fresh off the boat". Not only can the android card-count like no organic sentient could ever hope to, not only does he have the ultimate poker-face, but the sharks ''let him deal'', and a previous episode established he has the ability to stack a deck more quickly than the human eye can see. Needless to say, Data cleaned house.
13th Jan '17 9:23:00 AM MadCat221
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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Time's Arrow", Data finds himself stranded in Earth's past in San Fransisco in the 1800s. How does he make some quick money for means of acquisition? Hustle some card sharks. Not only can the android card-count like no organic sentient could ever hope to, not only does he have the ultimate poker-face, but the sharks ''let him deal'', and a previous episode established he has the ability to stack a deck more quickly than the human eye can see. Needless to say, Data cleaned house.
22nd Nov '16 5:04:53 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Homer is hustled at checkers by a chicken. The bird was apparently clever enough to lose the first few games to build up Homer's confidence.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'',
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Homer is hustled at checkers by a chicken.chicken in one episode. The bird was apparently clever enough to lose the first few games to build up Homer's confidence.




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** Snake hustles Homer this way in three-card-Monte. Marge, being somewhat GenreSavvy here, realizes Snake's accomplice is likely his brother. (And then does something few marks, for some reason, ever consider - revealing the two other cards to show everyone that all three are the same.)
10th Oct '16 10:54:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Disney/BigHero6'', Hiro does this in an illegal underground bot-fight. He first loses a game with a small bet and comes across as...well, a kid trying to play in the big leagues. Then he makes a big bet and ''completely annihilates'' his opponent's bot. Since this is an illegal underground fight, though, his opponent is ''not happy'' with being hustled, leading to a chase sequence.

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* In ''Disney/BigHero6'', Hiro does this in an illegal underground bot-fight. He first loses a game with a small bet and comes across as...well, a kid trying to play in the big leagues. Then he makes a big bet and ''completely annihilates'' his opponent's bot. Since this is an illegal underground fight, though, his opponent is ''not happy'' with being hustled, leading to a chase sequence.

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* In ''Disney/BigHero6'', Hiro does this in an illegal underground bot-fight. He first loses a game with a small bet and comes across as...well, a kid trying to play in the big leagues. Then he makes a big bet and ''completely annihilates'' his opponent's bot. Since this is an illegal underground fight, though, his opponent is ''not happy'' with being hustled, leading to a chase sequence.
10th Oct '16 10:52:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* In one ''[[Franchise/ArchieComics Archie]]'' story, Mr. Weatherbee reveals he used to hustle people at “pitching pennies” when he was younger. Miss Grundy, who claims to be bad at the pastime, convinces him to show off his skills in a friendly game. If Mr. Weatherbee wins, Miss Grundy buys him lunch and if Miss Grundy wins, he buys her a dozen roses. It turns out Miss Grundy is an expert at the game and she easily defeats him.
* A ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'' album has a scene where hucksters [[ThemeNaming Denver and Colorado]] join a poker game pretending that they have never played the game before. Naturally, they soon prove themselves to be suspisciously "fast learners".

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* Naturally, this trope was used in ''Film/TheHustler'' as well as its {{sequel}} ''Film/TheColorOfMoney''.
* Creator/WoodyAllen's film ''Film/TakeTheMoneyAndRun'' sees the main character attempt to become a pool hustler and fails miserably.

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* In one ''[[Franchise/ArchieComics Archie]]'' story, Mr. Weatherbee reveals he used to hustle people at “pitching pennies” "pitching pennies" when he was younger. Miss Grundy, who claims to be bad at the pastime, convinces him to show off his skills in a friendly game. If Mr. Weatherbee wins, Miss Grundy buys him lunch and if Miss Grundy wins, he buys her a dozen roses. It turns out Miss Grundy is an expert at the game and she easily defeats him.
* A ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'' album has a scene where hucksters [[ThemeNaming Denver and Colorado]] join a poker game pretending that they have never played the game before. Naturally, they soon prove themselves to be suspisciously "fast learners".

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* Naturally, this trope was used in ''Film/TheHustler'' as well as its {{sequel}} ''Film/TheColorOfMoney''.
''Film/TheColorOfMoney''.
* Creator/WoodyAllen's film ''Film/TakeTheMoneyAndRun'' sees the main character attempt to become a pool hustler and fails miserably.



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* In one ''Series/MadTV'' sketch, a pool hustler and his accomplice try to con someone, but fail because it is very obvious that they’re hustlers.
* In ''Series/{{Dracula}}'', Dracula is playing cards with some rich gentlemen and seems to have already lost a lot of money. However, we are shown that he can use his vampiric SuperSenses to see the reflection his opponents' cards make on their eyeballs, so it is obvious that he is hustling them. Sure enough, the next day Dracula is the owner of the company shares one of his opponents owned which were the real reason he was playing cards with the man.

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* In one ''Series/MadTV'' sketch, a pool hustler and his accomplice try to con someone, but fail because it is very obvious that they’re hustlers.
they�re hustlers.
* In ''Series/{{Dracula}}'', Dracula is playing cards with some rich gentlemen and seems to have already lost a lot of money. However, we are shown that he can use his vampiric SuperSenses to see the reflection his opponents' cards make on their eyeballs, so it is obvious that he is hustling them. Sure enough, the next day Dracula is the owner of the company shares one of his opponents owned which were the real reason he was playing cards with the man.



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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Homer is hustled at checkers by a chicken. The bird was apparently clever enough to lose the first few games to build up Homer’s confidence.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Homer is hustled at checkers by a chicken. The bird was apparently clever enough to lose the first few games to build up Homer’s Homer's confidence.


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10th Oct '16 9:39:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* GauntsGhosts got in trouble pulling this for an unusual reason. One of the people involved was brought up before the Inquisition - and forced to prove that the method he was using to cheat did not involve the use of psychic powers.
* Denna pulls this in ''TheWiseMansFear'' when playing cards with Kvothe and his friends.

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* GauntsGhosts ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' got in trouble pulling this for an unusual reason. One of the people involved was brought up before the Inquisition - and forced to prove that the method he was using to cheat did not involve the use of psychic powers.
* Denna pulls this in ''TheWiseMansFear'' ''Literature/TheWiseMansFear'' when playing cards with Kvothe and his friends.
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