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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.
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* 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.
24th Sep '16 6:31:44 PM nombretomado
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* Occurs in a ''DorkTower'' story arc. After hearing that Igor has never played poker, Ken eagerly invites him to join his poker game. At first, Igor frustrates the other players with his naive questions and obvious tells, but by the end of the evening he makes off with all of the winnings. The final strip shows Igor talking to someone on a cell phone about how he fooled everyone... while being pursued by a ''very'' angry Ken.

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* Occurs in a ''DorkTower'' ''Webcomic/DorkTower'' story arc. After hearing that Igor has never played poker, Ken eagerly invites him to join his poker game. At first, Igor frustrates the other players with his naive questions and obvious tells, but by the end of the evening he makes off with all of the winnings. The final strip shows Igor talking to someone on a cell phone about how he fooled everyone... while being pursued by a ''very'' angry Ken.
5th Sep '16 12:40:55 PM eroock
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->''Weakness equals strength.''
-->-- An old poker adage.

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-->-- An old poker adage.
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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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