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30th Dec '16 3:41:43 AM AgentTasmania
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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' crew seem to have expensive take-out meals practically every night and also manage to subsidise Penny's food budget. Three junior academics/senior postgrads and a permananent postgrad student who isn't yet a doctor. Does academia in the USA pay so lavishly?

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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' crew seem to have expensive take-out meals practically every night and also manage to subsidise Penny's food budget. Three junior academics/senior postgrads The guys are established as being quite well paid and a permananent postgrad student high in their fields, Particularly Sheldon who isn't yet specifies he saves about a doctor. Does academia in the USA pay so lavishly? third of his pay.
6th Dec '16 7:28:44 AM Ogodei
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* In ''ScoobyDoo'', Scooby and Shaggy eat copious amounts of food; it's practically their defining trait. Yet the gang doesn't appear to actually have any flow of income at all. It doesn't appear that they're paid for solving the mysteries, and none of them actually have a job.

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* In ''ScoobyDoo'', Scooby and Shaggy eat copious amounts of food; it's practically their defining trait. Yet the gang doesn't appear to actually have any flow of income at all. It doesn't appear that they're paid for solving the mysteries, and none of them actually have a job. Most continuities make Daphne explicitly wealthy, however, so perhaps she's treating them.
2nd Nov '16 9:24:01 AM kquinn0830
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* Toyed with in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' franchise. The Weasley family is constantly said to be poor, often unable to afford luxuries and making do with second hand items, yet they are shown eating huge meals and can afford to allow an unexpected guest to gorge himself several times a day with no complaint. In one of the later books, it is revealed that, while magic cannot create food from scratch, it can create copies of already existing food, so all Molly would need to do is make, say, a single sandwich, cast the spell, and suddenly she would have a platter full of sandwiches. Of course, their "unexpected guest" was shown to be rather wealthy due to his inheritance, so although it's not directly mentioned in the book, Harry could easily have padded the budget to make up for his visits.

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* Toyed with in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' franchise. The Weasley family is constantly said to be poor, often unable to afford luxuries and making do with second hand items, yet they are shown eating huge meals and can afford to allow an unexpected guest to gorge himself several times a day with no complaint. In one of the later books, it is revealed that, while magic cannot create food from scratch, it can create copies of already existing food, so all Molly would need to do is make, say, a single sandwich, cast the spell, and suddenly she would have a platter full of sandwiches. Of course, their "unexpected guest" was shown to be rather wealthy due to his inheritance, so although it's not directly mentioned in the book, Harry could easily have padded the budget to make up for his visits.
29th Oct '16 2:52:00 PM nombretomado
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* The conclusion of TheHairBearBunch episode "King Klong Vs. The Masked Marvel" had the superintendent ordering Peevly and Botch to give the bears anything they wanted as a reward for helping Peevly win $500 at a wrestling match. The bears order virtually every edible thing they can think of, and the keepers run back and forth delivering the stuff out of nowhere.

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* The conclusion of TheHairBearBunch WesternAnimation/TheHairBearBunch episode "King Klong Vs. The Masked Marvel" had the superintendent ordering Peevly and Botch to give the bears anything they wanted as a reward for helping Peevly win $500 at a wrestling match. The bears order virtually every edible thing they can think of, and the keepers run back and forth delivering the stuff out of nowhere.
18th Sep '16 12:49:30 PM nombretomado
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* Jughead's burgers in {{Archie}} comics. Every once in a while there's a comic about Jughead struggling to pay his tab, but it doesn't explain it.

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* Jughead's burgers in {{Archie}} comics.Franchise/ArchieComics. Every once in a while there's a comic about Jughead struggling to pay his tab, but it doesn't explain it.
19th Jul '16 6:45:55 PM callmejoel
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* Vincent from ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}'' must spend a lot of money at the bar every night. Lampshaded when Katherine calls out Vincent on how much he spends there, telling him that he must stop to save money for the future.
8th Jun '16 12:21:07 PM AgProv
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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' crew seem to have expensive take-out meals practically every night and also manage to subsidise Penny's food budget. Three junior academics/senior postgrads and a permananent postgrad student who isn't yet a doctor. Does academia in the USA pay so lavishly?
4th Mar '16 9:26:01 AM Morgenthaler
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** Their situation is possibly explained by a willingness to go further into debt; soon after Elliot is cut off by her parents, the gang goes out for an expensive dinner and she laments that she can't afford it. JD points out that they're all in so much debt from their student loans that one dinner won't make much of a difference.
4th Mar '16 7:52:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* A variation on the theme comes from ''{{Reaper}}''. Sam's gang, who work at a CaptainErsatz for The Home Depot, can afford multiple beers and shots at their neighbourhood bar, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Booze]]. Somewhat justified in that Sam and Sock both live with their parents, though Andi complains that she couldn't possibly buy a house with what she makes at The Work Bench.

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* A variation on the theme comes from ''{{Reaper}}''.''Series/{{Reaper}}''. Sam's gang, who work at a CaptainErsatz for The Home Depot, can afford multiple beers and shots at their neighbourhood bar, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Booze]]. Somewhat justified in that Sam and Sock both live with their parents, though Andi complains that she couldn't possibly buy a house with what she makes at The Work Bench.
26th Feb '16 4:26:36 PM Prfnoff
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* The prequel to the fifth ''SakuraWars'' game, ''Kouya no Samurai Musume'' (roughly, "The Samurai Girl from the Wild West"), takes this trope to extremes. Gemini and Juanita win $100,000 in Las Vegas (this is set in 1928, so this would be equal to more than a million in 2010 dollars). A few scenes later, after an in-story elapsed time of only a few weeks, it is implied that they have spent the entire amount on food for themselves. How they can afford to eat in times when they ''don't'' have such sums of money flowing in is not clear.

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* The prequel to the fifth ''SakuraWars'' game, ''VideoGame/SakuraWarsSoLongMyLove'', ''Kouya no Samurai Musume'' (roughly, "The Samurai Girl from the Wild West"), takes this trope to extremes. Gemini and Juanita win $100,000 in Las Vegas (this is set in 1928, so this would be equal to more than a million in 2010 dollars). A few scenes later, after an in-story elapsed time of only a few weeks, it is implied that they have spent the entire amount on food for themselves. How they can afford to eat in times when they ''don't'' have such sums of money flowing in is not clear.
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