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25th Apr '16 6:58:33 AM JustTroper
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* The Disney XD movie ''Pants On Fire'' has a teen who lies constantly to get success, friends and trips to ball games suddenly finding all his strange lies coming true: He's attacked by aliens and government agents, his non-existent girlfriend suddenly pops up wanting to get together, his parents are Asian geniuses who adopted him and his troublesome sister seems to have never existed. At a school gathering, he finally confesses the truth to the entire student body. It turns out it was his sister behind all this, all the various people her actor friends using costumes and special effects and this was all to teach her brother a lesson in letting your lies get out of control. While he is punished by his parents and school, he ends up realizing she was right and being honest is the best policy.



* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', the April Fools episode, played for laughs. Squidward attempts a prank on Spongebob to get back at him, and it ends up being rather... Cruel, which actually upsets Spongebob, and make Squidward look like a total jerk (which he is). This makes Squidward so guilty that he spends the rest of the episode trying to apologize to Spongebob, and when he finally does... ''Everyone'' shows up inside the pineapple house (including a now cheerful Spongebob), with a hearty "April Fools!", implying that they planned the whole thing. Squidward immediately ''snaps''.
21st Apr '16 2:15:14 PM JustTroper
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Contrast with FriendlyScheming, which is very similar in methods, but is done by '''true''' friends and loved ones for benign purposes (in the given example: you instead decide to enter the warehouse yourself and is astonished to see a surprise birthday party planned by your wife and friend).

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Contrast with FriendlyScheming, which is very similar in methods, but is done by '''true''' friends and loved ones for benign purposes (in the given example: you instead decide to enter the warehouse yourself and is are astonished to see a surprise birthday party planned prepared by your wife and friend).
21st Apr '16 2:14:43 PM JustTroper
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Contrast with FriendlyScheming, which is very similar in methods, but is done by '''true''' friends and loved ones for benign purposes (in the given example: you instead decide to enter the warehouse yourself and is astonished to see a surprise birthday party planned by your wife and friend).
28th Mar '16 1:38:14 PM ANTMuddle
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Compare KansasCityShuffle.

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Compare KansasCityShuffle.
KansasCityShuffle. And watch out, because some victims can and do fight back.
25th Mar '16 2:38:11 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TalesFromTheCrypt'', a man gets his wife and brother, a coroner, to help him fake his own death to collect the $500,000 insurance money. After going to South America with a small part of the money, he keeps waiting for them to join him with the rest. Eventually, what money he has runs out and he returns to find his "widow" and brother are now married and living off the rest of the money. When he tries to turn them into the police for insurance fraud, ''he'' gets arrested, convicted and ''sentenced to death'' for his own murder.

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* In ''TalesFromTheCrypt'', ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'', a man gets his wife and brother, a coroner, to help him fake his own death to collect the $500,000 insurance money. After going to South America with a small part of the money, he keeps waiting for them to join him with the rest. Eventually, what money he has runs out and he returns to find his "widow" and brother are now married and living off the rest of the money. When he tries to turn them into the police for insurance fraud, ''he'' gets arrested, convicted and ''sentenced to death'' for his own murder.
18th Mar '16 2:38:12 PM Morgenthaler
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13th Mar '16 10:45:05 PM PaulA
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* The ''ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise'' story "Take Me To Your Leader" revolves around an alien vistation -- complete with flying saucer, heat rays, MissingTime incidents, and all the trimmings -- witnessed by a disparate group of people under circumstances that make it unlikely any trickery could have fooled all of them. It turns out that it's an elaborate con aimed at one man, a respected scientist with the ear of the British government, and everybody else present for the incident is in on it. After uncovering the truth, Modesty remarks that it's possibly the one explanation even less likely than it actually being aliens.
9th Mar '16 6:23:41 AM 69BookWorM69
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* In the ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' episode "The Murdoch Sting", Murdoch and company pull one of these to get the culprit [[spoiler: Eva Pearce]] to incriminate [[spoiler: herself]] in a murder, and it really is a case of all hands on deck. Brackenreid solicits the help of one Cassie Chadwick, who claims the culprit has impersonated her to get engaged to the murder victim. Constable Higgins impersonates an attorney, Dr. Grace portrays the murder victim's floozy girlfriend, and she even drags in Leslie Garland at one point when his unexpected entrance threatens to blow the whole set-up.
24th Feb '16 8:35:00 PM MikeW
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* This is the big twist of the TV movie ''The Cover Girl Murders." On a remote island, Rex (Lee Majors) a ruthless and greedy magazine owner fighting a hostile takeover, gets his models together for a big issue. One by one, they're killed off as suspicions grow huge. Attacked by one model accusing him of being the killer, Rex shoots her in self-defense and his long-time aide says he'll keep it quiet in exchange for Rex signing over half the company to him. Rex does so...[[spoiler: at which point, all the "murdered victims" walk in with smiles, revealing they're the new board of directors for the company and this whole thing has been one massive scam to get back at Rex for his behavior and also save the magazine from his mismanagement. They leave the island with Rex just sitting stunned at how this could happen.]]
13th Jan '16 7:01:39 PM Eddy1215
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** One episode parodies ''Film/StateAndMain'''s final scene where [[spoiler:a fake trial is put on to allow Homer the opportunity to realize that he'd regret it if he lied during the real trial]]. When Homer expresses his incredulity, Lisa agrees that the massive con was [[LampeshadeHanging pretty implausible]].

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** One episode parodies ''Film/StateAndMain'''s final scene where [[spoiler:a fake trial is put on to allow Homer the opportunity to realize that he'd regret it if he lied during the real trial]]. When Homer expresses his incredulity, Lisa agrees that the massive con was [[LampeshadeHanging [[LampshadeHanging pretty implausible]].
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