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6th Nov '16 3:03:17 PM nighttrainfm
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' this is given as a reason why Chase's parents are wealthy enough to hang out with families of other characters, whose parents are doctors, businessmen and famous actors, among others. Subverted because it's a lie - his parents, just like those of other kids, are actually supervillains in control of entire West Coast criminal underground.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' this is given as a reason why Chase's parents are wealthy enough to hang out with the families of the other characters, whose parents are doctors, businessmen and famous actors, among others. Specifically, they invented a thing "that thing" that lets you open CD covers without ruining your fingernails. Subverted because it's a lie - his parents, just like those of the other kids, are actually supervillains in control of the entire West Coast criminal underground.
14th Oct '16 5:02:35 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheSocialNetwork'' features the RealLife story of Mark Zuckerberg and the invention of {{Facebook}}.

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* ''Film/TheSocialNetwork'' features the RealLife story of Mark Zuckerberg and the invention of {{Facebook}}.Website/{{Facebook}}.
18th Aug '16 2:24:01 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''The39Clues'', Alistair Oh's money comes from his pride and joy, the microwavable burrito.
* Caractacus Pott in the book ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang''. In this case, it overlaps with MoneyDearBoy: his more mundane inventions, such as collapsible coat-hangers and cubical potatoes, keep the family going.
* In PatrickO'Leary's ''DoorNumberThree'', there's a hotel convention of these kinds of mundane inventors. One of the main characters invented the "Hold" button.

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* In ''The39Clues'', ''Literature/The39Clues'', Alistair Oh's money comes from his pride and joy, the microwavable burrito.
* Caractacus Pott in the book ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang''.''Literature/ChittyChittyBangBang''. In this case, it overlaps with MoneyDearBoy: his more mundane inventions, such as collapsible coat-hangers and cubical potatoes, keep the family going.
* In PatrickO'Leary's ''DoorNumberThree'', Patrick O'Leary's ''Literature/DoorNumberThree'', there's a hotel convention of these kinds of mundane inventors. One of the main characters invented the "Hold" button.
18th Aug '16 2:23:25 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum : Battle of the Smithsonian'', Larry Daley becomes a successful inventor, and one of his inventions is Glow-in-the-Dark Flashlight, which is based on his former job from the first movie as a night guard.

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* In ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum : Battle of the Smithsonian'', ''Film/NightAtTheMuseumBattleOfTheSmithsonian'', Larry Daley becomes a successful inventor, and one of his inventions is Glow-in-the-Dark Flashlight, which is based on his former job from the first movie as a night guard.
18th Aug '16 2:22:42 PM Morgenthaler
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16th Jul '16 10:13:13 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Archer}}'': In "Heart of Archness Part 1", Archer lies to a [[RuthlessModernPirates pirate captain]] that he has a rich mother who invented the splash-less urinal cake.

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* ''{{Archer}}'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'': In "Heart of Archness Part 1", Archer lies to a [[RuthlessModernPirates pirate captain]] that he has a rich mother who invented the splash-less urinal cake.
3rd Feb '16 2:03:56 AM tiiger
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* In the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' episode "Happy Anniversary", Cordelia finds a client whose family is rich because "they invented chairs or something".
15th Dec '15 2:49:43 AM mangamanic
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* Mr Minotaur's ancestor in ''WesternAnimation/DudeThatsMyGhost'' invented the receipt.
28th Nov '15 1:47:44 PM thatother1dude
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-->'''[=McCoy=]:''' You realize that by giving him the formula you're altering the future.
-->'''Scotty:''' Why? How do we know he didn't invent the thing?

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-->'''[=McCoy=]:''' You realize that by giving him the formula you're altering the future.
-->'''Scotty:'''
future.\\
'''Scotty:'''
Why? How do we know he didn't [[StableTimeLoop invent the thing? thing]]?
5th Nov '15 1:50:09 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' episode [[JoeMillionaire "Ron Millionaire"]] featured Ron Stoppable receiving 99 million dollars for inventing the Naco. Whatever he didn't spend during the episode was stolen by Dr. Drakken in the end.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' episode [[JoeMillionaire "Ron Millionaire"]] Millionaire" featured Ron Stoppable receiving 99 million dollars for inventing the Naco. Whatever he didn't spend during the episode was stolen by Dr. Drakken in the end.
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