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8th Oct '17 1:01:47 PM nombretomado
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* A ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' short on ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' had Brain go on the quiz show "Gyp-Parody" in order to raise enough money for a device to TakeOverTheWorld. He gets every single question right, but bombs the final question and loses everything. Of course, the answer to the final question was [[TheHoneymooners Ralph Kramden]], which Brain would have known [[NotNowKiddo if he had listened to]] [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Pinky]] earlier in the episode.

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* A ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' short on ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' had Brain go on the quiz show "Gyp-Parody" in order to raise enough money for a device to TakeOverTheWorld. He gets every single question right, but bombs the final question and loses everything. Of course, the answer to the final question was [[TheHoneymooners [[Series/TheHoneymooners Ralph Kramden]], which Brain would have known [[NotNowKiddo if he had listened to]] [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Pinky]] earlier in the episode.
5th Jul '17 7:17:14 PM Premonition45
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* 5-time ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' champion Frank Spangenberg says he tried out on the show because of this trope. His New York City Transit Police Department (now the NYPD Transit Bureau) office would watch the show and put money into a pot, and whoever got the most correct responses won the pot. Frank was winning so often that his colleagues recommended he play for real.

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* 5-time Many people have tried out on ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' champion Frank Spangenberg says he tried out on the show because of thanks to this trope. His In his New York City Transit Police Department (now the NYPD Transit Bureau) office office, Frank Spangenberg and his colleagues would watch the show and put money into a pot, and whoever got the most correct responses won the pot. Frank was winning so often that his colleagues recommended he play for real. Frank became a 5-time undefeated champion, earning $102,597 with a record-setting 1-day total of $30,600 during his 5th game, making him the biggest regular games winner of the pre-doubled era (1984-2001).
3rd Jun '17 12:18:59 PM nombretomado
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', Cosmo and Wanda conjure up a set reminiscent of ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'' to prove that Timmy "knows everything".

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', Cosmo and Wanda conjure up a set reminiscent of ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'' ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'' to prove that Timmy "knows everything".
30th May '17 7:00:45 PM nombretomado
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* An editorial cartoon from 1987 had then-president Ronald Reagan on ''WheelOfFortune''. The puzzle board was all exposed save for one letter: "GET TO THE _OTTOM OF THE IRAN-CONTRA AFFAIR." Reagan: "Uh...is there a 'Q'?"

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* An editorial cartoon from 1987 had then-president Ronald Reagan on ''WheelOfFortune''.''Series/WheelOfFortune''. The puzzle board was all exposed save for one letter: "GET TO THE _OTTOM OF THE IRAN-CONTRA AFFAIR." Reagan: "Uh...is there a 'Q'?"



* Parodied in one ''Series/{{Friends}}'' episode: Joey is watching ''WheelOfFortune''. He laughs at a player, who can't solve a puzzle with the clue "_OUNT RUSH_ORE". He yells to Chandler, "It's easy! Count Rushmore!"

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* Parodied in one ''Series/{{Friends}}'' episode: Joey is watching ''WheelOfFortune''.''Series/WheelOfFortune''. He laughs at a player, who can't solve a puzzle with the clue "_OUNT RUSH_ORE". He yells to Chandler, "It's easy! Count Rushmore!"
20th May '17 3:11:55 AM TheCuza
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* In ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', George becomes a genius by abstaining from sex. [[SubvertedTrope Jerry asks whether it's a rerun]], [[DoubleSubvertedTrope but it's not]].

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* In ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', George becomes a genius by abstaining from sex. [[SubvertedTrope sex, and is shown watching ''Jeopardy!'' and answering every question correctly while solving a Rubik's Cube at the same time. Jerry asks whether if it's a rerun]], [[DoubleSubvertedTrope rerun, but it's not]].not.
25th Apr '17 7:15:46 PM Premonition45
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* 5-time ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' champion Frank Spangenberg says he tried out on the show because of this trope. His New York City Transit Police Department (now the NYPD Transit Bureau) office would watch the show and put money into a pot, and whoever got the most correct responses won the pot. Frank was winning so often that his colleagues recommended he play for real.
11th Apr '16 1:59:31 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* The Watson computer made by IBM went on ''Jeopardy!'' to prove its intelligence.
** It won, beating Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, two of the most successful Jeopardy! contestants.

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* The Watson computer made by IBM went on ''Jeopardy!'' to prove its intelligence.
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intelligence. It won, beating Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, two of the most successful Jeopardy! contestants.
11th Apr '16 1:59:02 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* This is one of [[Series/{{Cheers}} Cliff Clavin's]] defining character traits. Comes full circle when he actually ''was'' on ''Jeopardy!'', [[spoiler:but he loses in the final round]].

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* This is ''Series/{{Cheers}}'': one of [[Series/{{Cheers}} Cliff Clavin's]] Clavin's defining character traits. Comes full circle when he actually ''was'' ''is'' on ''Jeopardy!'', [[spoiler:but he loses in the final round]].
6th Feb '16 8:35:34 PM nombretomado
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* This is one of [[{{Cheers}} Cliff Clavin's]] defining character traits. Comes full circle when he actually ''was'' on ''Jeopardy!'', [[spoiler:but he loses in the final round]].

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* This is one of [[{{Cheers}} [[Series/{{Cheers}} Cliff Clavin's]] defining character traits. Comes full circle when he actually ''was'' on ''Jeopardy!'', [[spoiler:but he loses in the final round]].



* One ''ILoveLucy'' episode got kicked off after Ricky proudly announces all the right answers while listening to "Mr. And Mrs. Quiz" on the radio. Lucy then finagles them an invitation to the show, whereupon Ricky admits he was merely at the studio earlier while it was being taped. Naturally, he gets in a oneliner in the process:

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* One ''ILoveLucy'' ''Series/ILoveLucy'' episode got kicked off after Ricky proudly announces all the right answers while listening to "Mr. And Mrs. Quiz" on the radio. Lucy then finagles them an invitation to the show, whereupon Ricky admits he was merely at the studio earlier while it was being taped. Naturally, he gets in a oneliner in the process:



* One episode of ''Series/BigBangTheory'' revealed that [[TheFaceless Mrs.]] [[NoIndoorVoice Wolowitz]] can correctly guess the answers to all ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' puzzles if told the topic and starting letters. As Howard put it:

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* One episode of ''Series/BigBangTheory'' ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' revealed that [[TheFaceless Mrs.]] [[NoIndoorVoice Wolowitz]] can correctly guess the answers to all ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' puzzles if told the topic and starting letters. As Howard put it:
9th Jan '16 2:03:52 PM StFan
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->'''Quiz Announcer:''' ''Okay, the colors of the Italian flag are Red, White, and what?''\\
'''Bart:''' ''Blue!''\\
'''Homer:''' ''Yellow!''\\
'''Bart:''' ''Orange, Red,''\\
'''Patty:''' ''Green!''\\
'''Homer:''' ''Black, White, Green!''\\
'''Contestant:''' ''Green!''\\
'''Homer:''' ''I was right!''

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->'''Quiz Announcer:''' ''Okay, Okay, the colors of the Italian flag are Red, White, and what?''\\
what?\\
'''Bart:''' ''Blue!''\\
Blue!\\
'''Homer:''' ''Yellow!''\\
Yellow!\\
'''Bart:''' ''Orange, Red,''\\
Orange, Red,\\
'''Patty:''' ''Green!''\\
Green!\\
'''Homer:''' ''Black, Black, White, Green!''\\
Green!\\
'''Contestant:''' ''Green!''\\
Green!\\
'''Homer:''' ''I I was right!''right!






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* DustinHoffman in ''RainMan''.
* MorganFreeman's character in ''TheBucketList''.
* Played with in ''Film/GroundhogDay'': Bill Murray's character had seen that particular episode [[GroundhogDayLoop over and over again]].
** To the point that he's giving the right answers ''before the question has even been revealed''.
* Parodied in ''ShesAllThat'', where the dad gives answers that are obviously wrong.
* In ''Film/{{Diner}}'', Kevin Bacon's character [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wXkItoqHew sits in front of a TV and aggressively snaps out answers to College Bowl questions, marveling at the dim-wittedness of the contestants]].
* Inverted in ''SlumdogMillionaire'', in which doctorate holders do not succeed at the quiz show, while Jamal a moderately intelligent lower-class boy learned most of the anwser from first hand experience.
* ''Film/WhiteMenCantJump'': Later, Gloria appears on the show and becomes a five-day champion.
* One of the old men does this in the "Kick the Can" segment of ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie''.
* Played with in ''Film/{{Saved}}'' where Mary's mother constantly gets the questions wrong throughout the movie until the very end, when she suddenly starts getting them right, and the answers lead her to an epiphany.

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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* DustinHoffman in ''RainMan''.
* MorganFreeman's
In one ''ComicStrip/{{Shoe}}'' comic strip, one character in ''TheBucketList''.
* Played with in ''Film/GroundhogDay'': Bill Murray's character had seen that particular episode [[GroundhogDayLoop over
is watching ''Jeopardy!'' and over again]].
** To the point that he's giving the right answers ''before the question has even been revealed''.
* Parodied in ''ShesAllThat'', where the dad gives answers that are obviously wrong.
* In ''Film/{{Diner}}'', Kevin Bacon's character [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wXkItoqHew sits in front of a TV and aggressively snaps out answers to College Bowl questions, marveling at the dim-wittedness of the contestants]].
* Inverted in ''SlumdogMillionaire'', in which doctorate holders do not succeed at the quiz show, while Jamal a moderately intelligent lower-class boy learned most of the anwser from first hand experience.
* ''Film/WhiteMenCantJump'': Later, Gloria appears on the show and becomes a five-day champion.
* One of the old men does this in the "Kick the Can" segment of ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie''.
* Played with in ''Film/{{Saved}}'' where Mary's mother constantly gets the questions wrong throughout the movie until the very end, when she suddenly starts
getting them right, and all the answers lead her right, but at the end another character leans over and says, "What is 'rerun'?"
* ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'''s Jason was seen doing this at least once. Frustrated by all the contestants failing
to an epiphany.answer a question and Alex Trebek's condescending response, he points a dart gun at the TV, asking "Who was Alex Trebek?"
* An editorial cartoon from 1987 had then-president Ronald Reagan on ''WheelOfFortune''. The puzzle board was all exposed save for one letter: "GET TO THE _OTTOM OF THE IRAN-CONTRA AFFAIR." Reagan: "Uh...is there a 'Q'?"



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%%* Creator/DustinHoffman in ''Film/RainMan''.
%%* Creator/MorganFreeman's character in ''Film/TheBucketList''.
* Played with in ''Film/GroundhogDay'': Bill Murray's character had seen that particular episode [[GroundhogDayLoop over and over again]]. To the point that he's giving the right answers ''before the question has even been revealed''.
* Parodied in ''Film/ShesAllThat'', where the dad gives answers that are obviously wrong.
* In ''Film/{{Diner}}'', Kevin Bacon's character [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wXkItoqHew sits in front of a TV and aggressively snaps out answers to College Bowl questions, marveling at the dim-wittedness of the contestants]].
* Inverted in ''Film/SlumdogMillionaire'', in which doctorate holders do not succeed at the quiz show, while Jamal a moderately intelligent lower-class boy learned most of the anwser from first hand experience.
* ''Film/WhiteMenCantJump'': Later, Gloria appears on the show and becomes a five-day champion.
* One of the old men does this in the "Kick the Can" segment of ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie''.
* Played with in ''Film/{{Saved}}'' where Mary's mother constantly gets the questions wrong throughout the movie until the very end, when she suddenly starts getting them right, and the answers lead her to an epiphany.
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* On ''CougarTown'', Grayson and Ellie are left wondering why Laurie beats them handily at bar trivia. Apparently it's because she watches so much Jeopardy. And she cheats.

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* On ''CougarTown'', ''Series/CougarTown'', Grayson and Ellie are left wondering why Laurie beats them handily at bar trivia. Apparently it's because she watches so much Jeopardy. And she cheats.



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* In one ''{{Shoe}}'' comic strip, one character is watching ''Jeopardy!'' and getting all the answers right, but at the end another character leans over and says, "What is 'rerun'?"
* ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'''s Jason was seen doing this at least once. Frustrated by all the contestants failing to answer a question and Alex Trebek's condescending response, he points a dart gun at the TV, asking "Who was Alex Trebek?"
* An editorial cartoon from 1987 had then-president Ronald Reagan on ''WheelOfFortune''. The puzzle board was all exposed save for one letter: "GET TO THE _OTTOM OF THE IRAN-CONTRA AFFAIR." Reagan: "Uh...is there a 'Q'?"
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