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15th Jan '17 12:43:46 AM 59Efra
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* A rare well-intentioned instance in ''Ocho apellidos catalanes''. Pau's grandmother, Roser, is a fervent Catalan nationalist who wants to see her region secede from Spain, so he decides to pretend it has actually happened. Since she has been an important woman in the town, Pau doesn't have much trouble getting everybody to play along. [[spoiler:Koldo inadvertedly blows the ruse during the WeddingDay sequence.]]
23rd Oct '16 3:47:53 AM JustTroper
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* On ''Series/JustShootMe'', a prank Maya pulls on Elliot seems to go horribly awry, which turns out to be one massive prank on her orchestrated by Dennis.
4th Oct '16 2:10:23 PM cdrood
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* ''Series/CharliesAngels'' had several episodes like this. One involved getting a compulsive gambler thief to lose his ill gotten gains in order to force him to steal again at a time and place of the heroes' choosing, so the police would have the evidence to arrest him. Another involved conning a conman in order to recoup his victims' money.
4th Oct '16 2:05:47 PM cdrood
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* The whole point of ''Film/TheSting''.
17th Aug '16 5:38:31 AM moto12
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* On the 'WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "28 Pranks Later" [[spoiler: Pinkie Pie gets the whole town to help her pull a huge prank on Rainbow Dash by making her believe that they all became zombies from the joke cookies she gave out.]]

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* On the 'WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "28 Pranks Later" [[spoiler: Pinkie Pie gets the whole town to help her pull a huge prank on Rainbow Dash by making her believe that they all became zombies from the joke cookies she gave out.]]
15th Aug '16 1:23:08 PM moto12
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* On ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' Gary managed to get the whole city of Boston to trick Sam.

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* On ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' Gary managed to get the whole city of Boston to trick Sam.Sam into thinking he was dead.


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* On the 'WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "28 Pranks Later" [[spoiler: Pinkie Pie gets the whole town to help her pull a huge prank on Rainbow Dash by making her believe that they all became zombies from the joke cookies she gave out.]]
19th Jul '16 3:47:41 PM marcoasalazarm
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%%* ''Film/BigFatLiar''
%%* The movie of ''Film/MatchstickMen'' is just smaller scale than the book (although the mark has less money to take).

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%%* ''Film/BigFatLiar''
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* ''Film/BigFatLiar'': The climax is Jason and Kaley getting every single person that Marty Wolf has pissed off during the film (and that is ''a lot'' of people) together to pull a HumiliationConga scam on Wolf that will end with him giving an EngineeredPublicConfession.
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The movie of ''Film/MatchstickMen'' is just smaller scale than the book (although the mark has less money to take).take). To explain, turns out that the whole plot of the film is just everybody that Roy thinks is his ally (including Angela, Roy's estranged daughter (which turns out is just acting)) pulling a con to take all of Roy's money and run (and in the final scenes, Angela tells Roy that Frank backstabbed everybody else and stole the money).



* ''Film/ManOnFire''. Subverted to hell and back that [[spoiler:Pita's Dad of all people staged the kidnapping to extract the kidnap money from the insurance company to make up for his own father's massive debts. The kicker is that his lawyer, the cops and the racketeers are all either in cahoots with or backstabbing each other for the money. When it all goes wrong, the bodyguard deals with the scam by killing basically everyone.]]
%%* ''Film/{{Duplex}}''

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* ''Film/ManOnFire''. Subverted to hell and back that [[spoiler:Pita's Dad of all people staged the kidnapping to extract the kidnap money from the insurance company to make up for his own father's massive debts. The kicker is that his lawyer, the cops and the racketeers are all either in cahoots with or backstabbing each other for the money.money (the man was convinced that Pita would be kept safe--only him (and, ironically, The Voice (but only out of professionalism)) actually give a shit about her welfare or survival). When it all goes wrong, the bodyguard deals with the scam by killing basically everyone.]]
%%* ''Film/{{Duplex}}''* ''Film/{{Duplex}}'': Turns out that the whole film and the endless misery Mrs. Connelly had driven the couple through was a RealEstateScam, and her son Kenneth (the man who sold the titular duplex to the couple) and RabidCop Officer Dan (who turns out to be not only a DirtyCop, but ''Kenneth's gay lover'') are in on it.



%%* In ''Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress'', [[spoiler:EverybodyDidIt. Except for Countess Andreyi. And Poirot, of course.]]

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%%* * In ''Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress'', [[spoiler:EverybodyDidIt.[[spoiler:EverybodyDidIt, and everybody tried to conceal the murder. Except for Countess Andreyi. And Poirot, of course. Part of the reason he decides to let everybody go is because not only was the murder victim a grade-A AssholeVictim, but also because there is absolutely no way to beat the odds if the murderers decide silencing Poirot is the best way to go.]]
23rd Jun '16 4:11:13 PM Someoneman
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** The pictures are often humiliating, degrading, and frankly ridiculous. One particularly {{egregious}} example is [[CrowningMomentOfFunny a naked man standing on two chairs, with a laptop suspended from his sensitive bits, while holding two torches and a sign (taped to his chest) proclaiming how serious he is.]]

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** The pictures are often humiliating, degrading, and frankly ridiculous. One particularly {{egregious}} extreme example is [[CrowningMomentOfFunny a naked man standing on two chairs, with a laptop suspended from his sensitive bits, while holding two torches and a sign (taped to his chest) proclaiming how serious he is.]]
6th Jun '16 11:14:03 AM Twilightisbestpony
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* In TheWitcher3 's Blood and Wine expansion, the killer of the knights turns out to be [[spoiler: A Higher Vampire acting under the understanding that someone had his former lover and was going to torture her to death, the blackmailer in question being an exiled noble with a grudge. Of course, the blackmailer and his lover turn out to be one and the same.]]
25th Apr '16 6:58:33 AM JustTroper
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%%* ''Film/AprilFoolsDay''
%%* ''Film/TheGame''



%%* ''Film/AngerManagement''



* 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''.
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