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14th Jul '16 11:33:43 AM erforce
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** Received a dubious ShoutOut in ''BartonFink'', where John Goodman's salesman character Charlie Meadows turns out to be psychopathic serial killer Karl "Madman" Mundt.

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** Received a dubious ShoutOut in ''BartonFink'', ''Film/BartonFink'', where John Goodman's salesman character Charlie Meadows turns out to be psychopathic serial killer Karl "Madman" Mundt.
8th Jul '16 9:06:33 PM Eddy1215
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** There's also the bike salesman who will eat a bucket of scorpions if you're not satisfied with the trade-in on your old bike. Guess what ends up happening after Buster gets even with him for ripping him off...

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** There's also the bike salesman Bicycle Bob who will claims he'll eat a bucket of scorpions if you're not satisfied with the trade-in on your old bike. Guess what ends up happening after Buster gets even with him for ripping him off...
8th Jul '16 9:02:29 PM Eddy1215
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* On ''Series/KenanAndKel'', there's Crazy Betty's Electronics. Unfortunately, Betty wasn't crazy enough not to charge Kenan for video camera Kel broke.

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* On ''Series/KenanAndKel'', there's Crazy Betty's Electronics. Unfortunately, Betty wasn't crazy enough not to charge Kenan for a video camera Kel broke.
26th Jun '16 1:19:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* Also spoofed on ''SheepInTheBigCity'', with an advertisement of a proprietor who may have been genuinely insane: selling an elephant for five cents, but a peanut for "a million, billion dollars!"

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* Also spoofed on ''SheepInTheBigCity'', ''WesternAnimation/SheepInTheBigCity'', with an advertisement of a proprietor who may have been genuinely insane: selling an elephant for five cents, but a peanut for "a million, billion dollars!"



* Played straight in ''InspectorGadget's Last Case'', with "Crazy Eddie's Used Car Lot". Here, Crazy Eddie is a used-car salesman who dresses like a superhero in commercials; the gag here is that he sold long-since decommissioned cars that once belonged to ''superheroes''; at one point he gets the ''Gadgetmobile itself'' in his lot. [[spoiler:It's promptly bought up by Dr. Claw himself, masquerading as "Devon Debonair" in his effort to destroy [[strike:Inspector]] Lieutenant Gadget once and for all.]]

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* Played straight in ''InspectorGadget's ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget's Last Case'', with "Crazy Eddie's Used Car Lot". Here, Crazy Eddie is a used-car salesman who dresses like a superhero in commercials; the gag here is that he sold long-since decommissioned cars that once belonged to ''superheroes''; at one point he gets the ''Gadgetmobile itself'' in his lot. [[spoiler:It's promptly bought up by Dr. Claw himself, masquerading as "Devon Debonair" in his effort to destroy [[strike:Inspector]] Lieutenant Gadget once and for all.]]
25th Jun '16 9:21:10 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied by ''BaldursGate'', of all things.

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* Parodied by ''BaldursGate'', ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'', of all things.
24th Jun '16 5:17:25 PM nombretomado
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* An episode of ''TinyToonAdventures'' centering around the prom has "Crazy Tazzy's House of Tuxes", where the already-established-as-several-kinds-of-insane Taz applied these tactics to selling formal wear, of all things. The commercial featured Taz grunting, spitting, and spinning his way through cutting prices on tuxedos as Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck chased him in white coats with butterfly nets.

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* An episode of ''TinyToonAdventures'' ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' centering around the prom has "Crazy Tazzy's House of Tuxes", where the already-established-as-several-kinds-of-insane Taz applied these tactics to selling formal wear, of all things. The commercial featured Taz grunting, spitting, and spinning his way through cutting prices on tuxedos as Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck chased him in white coats with butterfly nets.
10th Jun '16 4:02:46 AM Chabal2
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* [[ImageBoard /tg/]] created [[http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Crazy%20Hassan Crazy Hassan,]] an insane camel proprietor who pops up in improbable locations to sell players slightly-used camels.

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* [[ImageBoard /tg/]] created [[http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Crazy%20Hassan Crazy Hassan,]] an insane camel proprietor who pops up in improbable locations to sell players slightly-used camels. And they will be the best slightly-used camels you have ever seen or used.
7th Feb '16 7:20:27 PM nombretomado
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* Dee plays an Insane Proprietor character when she and Charlie in ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' decide to make a viral video to advertise the bar. Charlie doesn't think it's complete without beaning her directly in the face with a ball.

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* Dee plays an Insane Proprietor character when she and Charlie in ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' decide to make a viral video to advertise the bar. Charlie doesn't think it's complete without beaning her directly in the face with a ball.
17th Jan '16 5:10:26 AM StFan
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!!Examples

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!!Examples
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* MichaelLeunig did a comic showing a page of small newspaper ads all in this form, starting normal and getting wierder. The last one was for a politician.

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* MichaelLeunig Creator/MichaelLeunig did a comic showing a page of small newspaper ads all in this form, starting normal and getting wierder. The last one was for a politician.



* Parodied with ''ComicStrip/TomTheDancingBug'''s "Crazy Morty", where Crazy Morty's ad copy was nothing but a disjointed stream of nonsensical rambling, such as the price of a cellphone being set to "an acorn", followed by a note from his psychiatrist confirming that Morty suffered from advanced schizophrenia and was therefore incapable of setting prices to conform to market value. This is later followed up with "Medicated Morty", in which the ad copy is lucid and also informs the reader that there is no planet-wide underground machinery, and the new motto is "Our prices are so rational, we'll make a modest profit on each transaction!"



* Film/{{Beetlejuice}} does the insane proprietor shtick on a tv ad sent exclusively to the Maitlands, where he promises "I'll eat anything you want me to eat, I'll swaller anything you want me to swaller!"
* ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'' has Milton Berle playing "Mad Man Mooney" the owner of Mad Man Mooney's Hubcap Heaven used car lot.

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* Film/{{Beetlejuice}} ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'': Betelgeuse does the insane proprietor shtick on a tv TV ad sent exclusively to the Maitlands, where he promises "I'll eat anything you want me to eat, I'll swaller anything you want me to swaller!"
* ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'' has Milton Berle playing "Mad Man Mooney" the owner of Mad Man Mooney's Hubcap Heaven used car lot.
swaller!"



[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* When a car is being given away on ''ThePriceIsRight'', Drew Carey often refers to Rachel, the model who usually stands next to the car, as "Crazy Rachel."

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[[folder:Live Action [[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* When a car is being given away on ''ThePriceIsRight'', ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'', Drew Carey often refers to Rachel, the model who usually stands next to the car, as "Crazy Rachel."



* Parodied, once again, by the Crazy Warehouse Guy in ''TheChasersWarOnEverything''. He usually advertises Persian rugs, as those are the most common things "crazy" people sell in Australia (for whatever reason).

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* Parodied, once again, by the Crazy Warehouse Guy in ''TheChasersWarOnEverything''.''Series/TheChasersWarOnEverything''. He usually advertises Persian rugs, as those are the most common things "crazy" people sell in Australia (for whatever reason).



* ''TimAndEricAwesomeShowGreatJob'' absolutely loves this trope. You can expect at least one ShowWithinAShow television ad featuring this trope per episode, often more.

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* ''TimAndEricAwesomeShowGreatJob'' ''Series/TimAndEricAwesomeShowGreatJob'' absolutely loves this trope. You can expect at least one ShowWithinAShow television ad featuring this trope per episode, often more.



* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', "AttackOfTheTheEyeCreatures," in a police station:
-->'''Susan:''' ''[distressed]'' Oh, Daddy, these people are crazy!\\

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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', "AttackOfTheTheEyeCreatures," "Film/AttackOfTheTheEyeCreatures", in a police station:
-->'''Susan:''' ''[distressed]'' (''distressed'') Oh, Daddy, these people are crazy!\\



* The dad in ''{{Series/Roundhouse}}'' did this for a garage sale. Until led away for apparent insanity.

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* The dad in ''{{Series/Roundhouse}}'' ''Series/{{Roundhouse}}'' did this for a garage sale. Until led away for apparent insanity.



* ''InLivingColor!'' has: the [[ParodyCommercial Crazy Tom's Electronics"]] sketch. A [[InsaneProprietor business owner]] [[CloudCuckoolander of sorts]] who trades [[TechnologyMarchesOn a brand new top of the line VCR]] for [[BrickJoke an empty glass liquor bottle]]. After introducing [[BedlamHouse the staff]], he then recalls a regular dialogue he shares with customers:
-->'''Crazy Tom: '''People come up to me, they say 'Crazy Tom?', [[AndThenISaid I say what?]]
-->'''Tom quoting the Customer: ''' Just how can you give away high quality electronics like these and still make a profit?!
-->'''Crazy Tom: '''[[LaughingMad ...I DON'T!!]] [[GlassShatteringSound (breaks the bottle against his head)]] I'M CRAZY!!!!!

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* ''InLivingColor!'' ''Series/InLivingColor!'' has: the [[ParodyCommercial Crazy Tom's Electronics"]] sketch. A [[InsaneProprietor business owner]] [[CloudCuckoolander of sorts]] who trades [[TechnologyMarchesOn a brand new top of the line VCR]] for [[BrickJoke an empty glass liquor bottle]]. After introducing [[BedlamHouse the staff]], he then recalls a regular dialogue he shares with customers:
-->'''Crazy Tom: '''People come up to me, they say 'Crazy Tom?', [[AndThenISaid I say what?]]
-->'''Tom
what?]]\\
'''Tom
quoting the Customer: ''' Customer:''' Just how can you give away high quality electronics like these and still make a profit?!
-->'''Crazy
profit?!\\
'''Crazy
Tom: '''[[LaughingMad ...I DON'T!!]] [[GlassShatteringSound (breaks (''[[GlassShatteringSound breaks the bottle against his head)]] head]]'') I'M CRAZY!!!!!



[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'' has Milton Berle playing "Mad Man Mooney" the owner of Mad Man Mooney's Hubcap Heaven used car lot.
[[/folder]]



* Parodied with ''TomTheDancingBug'''s "Crazy Morty", where Crazy Morty's ad copy was nothing but a disjointed stream of nonsensical rambling, such as the price of a cellphone being set to "an acorn", followed by a note from his psychiatrist confirming that Morty suffered from advanced schizophrenia and was therefore incapable of setting prices to conform to market value.
** "Parking in my gums!"
** This is later followed up with "Medicated Morty", in which the ad copy is lucid and also informs the reader that there is no planet-wide underground machinery, and the new motto is "Our prices are so rational, we'll make a modest profit on each transaction!"



-->'''Martin:''' Here at Monster-Mart, the prices are simply... hrrrk! RRNNNGHHHAAAAH! ''([[TheIncredibleHulk hulks out]])'' Monstrous!

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-->'''Martin:''' Here at Monster-Mart, the prices are simply... hrrrk! RRNNNGHHHAAAAH! ''([[TheIncredibleHulk (''[[HulkingOut hulks out]])'' out]]'') Monstrous!
13th Jan '16 4:25:17 AM Andyroid
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** There's also the bike salesman who will eat a bucket of scorpions if you're not satisfied with the trade-in on your old bike. Guess what ends up happening...

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** There's also the bike salesman who will eat a bucket of scorpions if you're not satisfied with the trade-in on your old bike. Guess what ends up happening...happening after Buster gets even with him for ripping him off...
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