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5th Sep '17 9:57:26 PM rwe1138
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** In another (earlier) episode, a con man attempts to sell Hong Kong to Jeb. Jethro believes that it is a giant ape(most likely he's thinking of ''Film/KingKong''), but the con man explains that Hong Kong is on the coast of China. Jeb turns him down, explaining that he has no need for a Chinese ape. He does convince him to buy Canada however

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** In another (earlier) episode, a con man attempts to sell Hong Kong to Jeb. Jethro believes that it is a giant ape(most ape (most likely he's thinking of ''Film/KingKong''), but the con man explains that Hong Kong is on the coast of China. Jeb turns him down, explaining that he has no need for a Chinese ape. He does convince him to buy Canada however
30th Jul '17 8:55:03 PM Tdarcos
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It's also common to recommend buying what will become "ocean-front property in Nevada," as soon as the earthquake that causes California to break off and fall in the ocean happens.
10th May '17 6:49:01 PM nombretomado
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* In the {{Creator/Filmation}} version of ''WesternAnimation/MightyMouse'', a con man tries to sell the Brooklyn Bridge to HeckleAndJeckle. They politely decline saying that they ''own'' the Brooklyn Bridge. When the con man scoffs, he is utterly stunned when an armored car immediately stops by the magpies with the latest proceeds from the toll for the Brooklyn Bridge.

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* In the {{Creator/Filmation}} version of ''WesternAnimation/MightyMouse'', a con man tries to sell the Brooklyn Bridge to HeckleAndJeckle.WesternAnimation/HeckleAndJeckle. They politely decline saying that they ''own'' the Brooklyn Bridge. When the con man scoffs, he is utterly stunned when an armored car immediately stops by the magpies with the latest proceeds from the toll for the Brooklyn Bridge.
30th Apr '17 2:49:14 PM nombretomado
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* Used as a BrickJoke in an episode of ''TopCat'': T.C. goes to the doctor after a nasty fall. When Choo-Choo mentions this to Dibble, the latter snidely remarks that T.C. will try to sell him the Brooklyn Bridge ("[[CompletelyMissingThePoint I didn't even know it was for sale!]]" replies Choo-Choo). Later at the doctor's office, the doctor says there's nothing wrong with T.C. and begins discussing his fee. T.C. then tries to pay the doctor with a "business opportunity": "I can't mention any names but it's about a certain bridge..."

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* Used as a BrickJoke in an episode of ''TopCat'': ''WesternAnimation/TopCat'': T.C. goes to the doctor after a nasty fall. When Choo-Choo mentions this to Dibble, the latter snidely remarks that T.C. will try to sell him the Brooklyn Bridge ("[[CompletelyMissingThePoint I didn't even know it was for sale!]]" replies Choo-Choo). Later at the doctor's office, the doctor says there's nothing wrong with T.C. and begins discussing his fee. T.C. then tries to pay the doctor with a "business opportunity": "I can't mention any names but it's about a certain bridge..."
6th Mar '17 5:10:08 AM scooter
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** In the [[Series/DoctorWho Fourth Doctor]] story "The Ribos Operation", the scripted backstory for the conman Garron was that he had fled Earth after successfully selling an alien warlord the Sydney Opera House. The accent that the Doctor remarks on--changed to Somerset in the filmed version--was originally supposed to be Australian. When Iain Cuthbertson was cast the Australian backstory went, but the titular operation still involves selling not just a landmark but an entire planet to an ambitious but obtuse noble.
2nd Mar '17 3:15:40 PM MugenKagemaru
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-->'''Yoko Belnades''': Right, and I've got a bridge to sell you! Don't b fooled by his appearance! He's not who you think he is.

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-->'''Yoko Belnades''': Right, and I've got a bridge to sell you! Don't b be fooled by his appearance! He's not who you think he is.
2nd Mar '17 3:14:55 PM MugenKagemaru
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* ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow]]'' has this gem from Yoko.
-->'''Soma Cruz''': No way! He[[labelnote:*]][[spoiler:Graham]][[/labelnote]] did not look like a bad guy.
-->'''Yoko Belnades''': Right, and I've got a bridge to sell you! Don't b fooled by his appearance! He's not who you think he is.
5th Feb '17 6:39:05 AM Kinswaous
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** Another Uncle Scrooge story has Scrooge and his nephews trying to buy famous landmarks from all over the world. Everybody just angrily tells him no, until he gets to "buy" the Cheops pyramid from a local huckster in Cairo.
2nd Jan '17 1:41:10 AM Borghen
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* Italian actor Totò sold nothing less than the Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi) to a gullible american tourist in "Totòtruffa '62" ("Totòscam '62").
19th Nov '16 10:06:34 PM gemmabeta2
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TruthInTelevision in the early 20th century. Yes, there were actually people who were [[WhoWouldBeStupidEnough stupid enough]].[[note]] The attempt to sell the Eiffel Tower was helped by the fact that the tower was originally meant to be a temporary structure, so it wasn't too surprising that a company would be allowed to buy it, dismantle it, and use it for scrap metal. So yes, not as stupid as most fictional examples, who do not even have a whole show of governmental officials who want to do it discreetly.[[/note]]

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TruthInTelevision in the early 20th century. Yes, there were actually people who were [[WhoWouldBeStupidEnough stupid enough]].[[note]] The attempt to sell the Eiffel Tower was helped by the fact that the tower was originally meant to be a temporary structure, so it wasn't too surprising that a company would be allowed to buy it, dismantle it, and use it for scrap metal. Furthermore, the people "selling" the Brooklyn Bridge were not literally selling the bridge (and expecting the buyers to take the structure home with them); instead they were selling the right to collect tolls over it. So yes, not as stupid as most fictional examples, who do not even have a whole show of governmental officials who want to do it discreetly.[[/note]]
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