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1st Apr '16 10:06:57 PM nombretomado
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* In a recent episode of ''{{Jonas}} LA'', Macy pulled this off on Nick and Kevin during a game of golf.
* Used by Mimi one time on ''TheDrewCareyShow'' when she was going to hustle Drew at bowling, but then some other guys challenged them and she & Drew ended up teaming up on the ShortCon.

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* In a recent an episode of ''{{Jonas}} LA'', Macy pulled this off on Nick and Kevin during a game of golf.
* Used by Mimi one time on ''TheDrewCareyShow'' ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'' when she was going to hustle Drew at bowling, but then some other guys challenged them and she & Drew ended up teaming up on the ShortCon.



* Played straight on a episode of ''FamilyMatters'' in which Eddie and Urkel get hustled at a pool hall for more money than they have and require Carl and [[NeverMessWithGranny Grandma Winslow]] to get them out of their mess in yet ''another'' game of pool.

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* Played straight on a episode of ''FamilyMatters'' ''Series/FamilyMatters'' in which Eddie and Urkel get hustled at a pool hall for more money than they have and require Carl and [[NeverMessWithGranny Grandma Winslow]] to get them out of their mess in yet ''another'' game of pool.



* In the ''{{Victorious}}'' episode ''Freak The Freak Out'', Jade, Tori, and Cat pull off a rather awesome example on Haley and Tara. (Complete with OhCrap looks on Haley and Tara's faces when they realized Tori wasn't the pushover they thought she would be.)

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* In the ''{{Victorious}}'' ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' episode ''Freak The Freak Out'', Jade, Tori, and Cat pull off a rather awesome example on Haley and Tara. (Complete with OhCrap looks on Haley and Tara's faces when they realized Tori wasn't the pushover they thought she would be.)



* 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.

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* In one ''Series/MadTv'' ''Series/MadTV'' sketch, a pool hustler and his accomplice try to con someone, but fail because it is very obvious that they’re hustlers.
28th Mar '16 3:28:47 PM GrammarNavi
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* Once in ''DrakeAndJosh'', [[LittleMissConArtist Megan]] first hustled Drake in a game of darts. Drawing inspiration, he goes to the pool hall and starts hustling there. Josh disapproves of the dishonest way to earn money, so he hires his two burly camp counselors to scare Drake straight afterwards.

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* Once in ''DrakeAndJosh'', ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'', [[LittleMissConArtist Megan]] first hustled Drake in a game of darts. Drawing inspiration, he goes to the pool hall and starts hustling there. Josh disapproves of the dishonest way to earn money, so he hires his two burly camp counselors to scare Drake straight afterwards.
19th Mar '16 3:24:39 AM Hossmeister
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19th Mar '16 2:31:46 AM Hossmeister
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14th Feb '16 5:26:05 PM Ramidel
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* In ''Film/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.

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* In ''Film/BigHero6'', ''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.
hustled, leading to a chase sequence.
14th Feb '16 5:25:17 PM Ramidel
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* In ''Film/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.
19th Jan '16 10:42:52 AM nombretomado
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* This happens in several AbbottAndCostello movies. Typically it's also [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in that [[ConMan Abbott]] 'tricks' seeming clueless innocent [[ObfuscatingStupidity Costello]] into a game of dice or poker, only for Lou to walk away with everyone's money.

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* This happens in several AbbottAndCostello Creator/AbbottAndCostello movies. Typically it's also [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in that [[ConMan Abbott]] 'tricks' seeming clueless innocent [[ObfuscatingStupidity Costello]] into a game of dice or poker, only for Lou to walk away with everyone's money.
15th Dec '15 4:33:40 AM DaibhidC
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-->'''Pepe''': Unbelievable! How you do this!
-->'''Joseph Gordon-Levitt''': ''That'', my dear prawn, is called ''ACTING''!

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-->'''Pepe''': '''Pepe''': Unbelievable! How you do this!
-->'''Joseph
this?\\
'''Joseph
Gordon-Levitt''': ''That'', my dear prawn, is called ''ACTING''!
15th Dec '15 4:33:06 AM DaibhidC
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Often involves the use of ObfuscatingStupidity. A subtrope of ShortCon. TruthInTelevision. There have been many famous hustlers in RealLife.

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Often involves the use of ObfuscatingStupidity. A subtrope of ShortCon. TruthInTelevision. There have been many famous hustlers in RealLife. \n In fiction, the apparent mark will often turn out to be a ''better'' hustler than the con-artist.


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[[AC: PuppetShows]]
* In ''Series/TheMuppets'', Rizzo and Pepe invite Creator/JosephGordonLevitt to a friendly poker game, because he always wanted to learn poker, and Rizzo always wanted to teach poker to a rich guy who doesn't know how to play poker. It doesn't go like they expected.
-->'''Joseph Gordon-Levitt''': A flush, huh? Okay, so is that better than ... three of one thing and ... two of another?\\
-->'''Pepe''': Unbelievable! How you do this!
-->'''Joseph Gordon-Levitt''': ''That'', my dear prawn, is called ''ACTING''!
26th Sep '15 9:01:58 AM Willbyr
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* Popped up in ''HikaruNoGo''. Hikaru is looking to recruit a kid from his school who is very good at Go, but who prefers to use his skills in semi-shady Go-parlors where money is bet on the outcomes... and he's not shy about cheating to make sure he takes home the cash, either. Eventually, however, he falls prey to this. A drunken patron plays him for a game, screws up impressively, and loses a small bet. Drunkenly complaining, he suggests a second game, with a much bigger bet, and the kid - thinking him an easy mark - agrees, putting all his money down. However, as soon as they start playing, the 'drunkard' changes, turning out to be a highly skilled and intimidating player, who is apt at sleight of hand himself. Turns out, he's actually a famed hustler who was hired by the local players to teach the kid a lesson, since they were tired of being cheated by him all the time. Sure enough, he beats the kid soundly and takes his money.
* In ''MudazumoNakiKaikaku'', George W. Bush does this against Taizo during a game of Mahjong. Yes, it's one of [[WidgetSeries those series]].

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* Popped up in ''HikaruNoGo''.''Manga/HikaruNoGo''. Hikaru is looking to recruit a kid from his school who is very good at Go, but who prefers to use his skills in semi-shady Go-parlors where money is bet on the outcomes... and he's not shy about cheating to make sure he takes home the cash, either. Eventually, however, he falls prey to this. A drunken patron plays him for a game, screws up impressively, and loses a small bet. Drunkenly complaining, he suggests a second game, with a much bigger bet, and the kid - thinking him an easy mark - agrees, putting all his money down. However, as soon as they start playing, the 'drunkard' changes, turning out to be a highly skilled and intimidating player, who is apt at sleight of hand himself. Turns out, he's actually a famed hustler who was hired by the local players to teach the kid a lesson, since they were tired of being cheated by him all the time. Sure enough, he beats the kid soundly and takes his money.
* In ''MudazumoNakiKaikaku'', ''Manga/TheLegendOfKoizumi'', George W. Bush does this against Taizo during a game of Mahjong. Yes, it's one of [[WidgetSeries those series]].
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