History Main / MayIBorrowACupOfSugar

13th Jan '16 3:50:46 PM NateTheGreat
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* In a "News From Lake Wobegon" segment from ''APrairieHomeCompanion'' Garrison Keillor tells a fictional account of how his mother got addicted to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Parade Tournament of Roses Parade]]. At the time they didn't have a television set, but she had gone to a neighbor's house for a cup of flour. The neighbors were watching the Parade on television, and she was so mesmerized that she watched the whole thing standing with the cup of flour in her hand.
8th Jan '16 12:09:52 PM ElBuenCuate
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* The Loquitos Sketch in ''Series/{{Chespirito}}'' had a neighbor of Lucas and Chaparron who was constantly asking them for a cup of sugar.

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* The Loquitos Chifladitos Sketch in ''Series/{{Chespirito}}'' had a neighbor of Lucas and Chaparron who was constantly asking them for a cup of sugar.
20th May '15 4:15:46 PM nombretomado
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* ''Radio/TheJackBennyProgram'', like many {{sitcom}}s, had a RunningGag of the UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist borrowing things from his long-suffering neighbor (in this case, RonaldColman) and not returning them. In the March 19, 1948 broadcast, Jack borrows Colman's [[AcademyAward Oscar]] award; when Colman's wife asks why he let Jack borrow it, he snaps, "It might as well be with the rest of my things!" As Jack walks home, the Oscar is stolen by a mugger in [[ImThinkingItOver probably the most famous bit in the program's history]].

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* ''Radio/TheJackBennyProgram'', like many {{sitcom}}s, had a RunningGag of the UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist borrowing things from his long-suffering neighbor (in this case, RonaldColman) and not returning them. In the March 19, 1948 broadcast, Jack borrows Colman's [[AcademyAward [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] award; when Colman's wife asks why he let Jack borrow it, he snaps, "It might as well be with the rest of my things!" As Jack walks home, the Oscar is stolen by a mugger in [[ImThinkingItOver probably the most famous bit in the program's history]].
26th Apr '15 5:16:31 AM Anddrix
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* In ''Literature/PaperTowns'' by Creator/JohnGreen, Margo says she asked a neighbor to borrow a cup of sugar so she could find out more about a man who committed suicide.

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* In ''Literature/PaperTowns'' by Creator/JohnGreen, ''Literature/PaperTowns'', Margo says she asked a neighbor to borrow a cup of sugar so she could find out more about a man who committed suicide.
2nd Mar '15 5:27:05 AM Schnutzel
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* On ''Series/{{Friends}}'', Ross once borrowed an egg from a neighbor. Later the guys convince him to start a conversation with her by giving her an egg back.
22nd Oct '14 12:55:09 PM Larkmarn
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* ''Film/LuckyNumberSlevin'': Lindsay is introduced to the main character in this fashion. For a little twist, she borrows not only the sugar, but also [[ExactWords the cup to carry it in]].

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* ''Film/LuckyNumberSlevin'': Lindsay is introduced to the main character in this fashion. For a little twist, she borrows not only the sugar, but also [[ExactWords the cup to carry it in]]. Lampshaded as being like a classic MeetCute out of an old sitcom or movie.
22nd Oct '14 12:53:21 PM Morgenthaler
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* Played with in one WinnieThePooh comic, where Pooh accompanies Piglet around the Hundred Acre Wood in order to borrow a cup of sugar. They visit all their friends, and are invited in for breakfast, tea, lunch and snacks, but never actually get the sugar Piglet wants. At the end of the story it turns out that Pooh has sugar at home, but didn't mention it because he thought Piglet was just using the sugar as an excuse to go visit everyone.

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* Played with in one WinnieThePooh ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'' comic, where Pooh accompanies Piglet around the Hundred Acre Wood in order to borrow a cup of sugar. They visit all their friends, and are invited in for breakfast, tea, lunch and snacks, but never actually get the sugar Piglet wants. At the end of the story it turns out that Pooh has sugar at home, but didn't mention it because he thought Piglet was just using the sugar as an excuse to go visit everyone.



* PlayedForLaughs in ''JohnnyDangerously''; Mrs. (Al) Capone comes over to the Dangerously house and asks to borrow a cup of bullets.
* Played for laughs in ''BadBoys''.

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* PlayedForLaughs in ''JohnnyDangerously''; ''Film/JohnnyDangerously''; Mrs. (Al) Capone comes over to the Dangerously house and asks to borrow a cup of bullets.
* Played for laughs in ''BadBoys''.''Film/BadBoys''.



* ''LuckyNumberSlevin'' has Creator/LucyLiu's character introduced to the main character in this fashion. For a little twist, she borrows not only the sugar, but also [[ExactWords the cup to carry it in]].
* In ''FunnyGames'', two guys come over to a family's lake house to borrow some eggs. Then they return them broken, and ask for more. It gets downhill from there.

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* ''LuckyNumberSlevin'' has Creator/LucyLiu's character ''Film/LuckyNumberSlevin'': Lindsay is introduced to the main character in this fashion. For a little twist, she borrows not only the sugar, but also [[ExactWords the cup to carry it in]].
* In ''FunnyGames'', ''Film/FunnyGames'', two guys come over to a family's lake house to borrow some eggs. Then they return them broken, and ask for more. It gets downhill from there.



* In ''PaperTowns'' by Creator/JohnGreen, Margo says she asked a neighbor to borrow a cup of sugar so she could find out more about a man who committed suicide.

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* In ''PaperTowns'' ''Literature/PaperTowns'' by Creator/JohnGreen, Margo says she asked a neighbor to borrow a cup of sugar so she could find out more about a man who committed suicide.



** Almost the same thing happens in [[ArabianNights the story of Ali Baba]], when his wife borrows a scale, also for coins.

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** * Almost the same thing happens in [[ArabianNights [[Literature/ArabianNights the story of Ali Baba]], when his wife borrows a scale, also for coins.



* In ''NotGoingOut'' this appears to be a MeetCute, but turns out to be [[spoiler:the excuse version]] of sorts when a girl who [[spoiler:thinks she is Lee's daughter]] appears, [[spoiler:[[StatusQuoIsGod of she isn't its a sitcom]]]]. When a guy shows up at the end of the episode asking to borrow some milk Lee tells him there's a Tesco nearby and shuts the door on him.
* On an episode of ''TheYoungOnes'' when they are freezing in their unheated house in winter, Vivien keeps borrowing cups of sugar from the neighbour, who comments that she would like her cups back at some point. It turns out [[RuleOfFunny Vivien is burning the cups to keep warm]].
* This would often be a way for Lucy and Ethel to meet on ''ILoveLucy''.
* Parodied in the ''GilmoreGirls'' episode "Luke Can See Her Face"

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* In ''NotGoingOut'' ''Series/NotGoingOut'' this appears to be a MeetCute, but turns out to be [[spoiler:the excuse version]] of sorts when a girl who [[spoiler:thinks she is Lee's daughter]] appears, [[spoiler:[[StatusQuoIsGod of she isn't its a sitcom]]]]. When a guy shows up at the end of the episode asking to borrow some milk Lee tells him there's a Tesco nearby and shuts the door on him.
* On an episode of ''TheYoungOnes'' ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' when they are freezing in their unheated house in winter, Vivien keeps borrowing cups of sugar from the neighbour, who comments that she would like her cups back at some point. It turns out [[RuleOfFunny Vivien is burning the cups to keep warm]].
* This would often be a way for Lucy and Ethel to meet on ''ILoveLucy''.
''Series/ILoveLucy''.
* Parodied in the ''GilmoreGirls'' ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' episode "Luke Can See Her Face"



* On ''TheDickVanDykeShow'' Millie would often pop over to borrow a cup of sugar from Laura. Laura was more likely to call Millie to ask if she had some sugar that she could borrow, making Millie come to her.
* In ''ToTheManorBorn'', Mrs. Polouvicka uses borrowing a cup of sugar as an excuse to meet her new neighbor -- who, unknown to her, is none other than Audrey fforbes-Hamilton. At the end of their encounter, she confesses that she didn't need the sugar, and tips it back into Audrey's bowl with a grandiloquent "Keep it -- with the compliments of Cavendish Foods!"

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* On ''TheDickVanDykeShow'' ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'' Millie would often pop over to borrow a cup of sugar from Laura. Laura was more likely to call Millie to ask if she had some sugar that she could borrow, making Millie come to her.
* In ''ToTheManorBorn'', ''Series/ToTheManorBorn'', Mrs. Polouvicka uses borrowing a cup of sugar as an excuse to meet her new neighbor -- who, unknown to her, is none other than Audrey fforbes-Hamilton. At the end of their encounter, she confesses that she didn't need the sugar, and tips it back into Audrey's bowl with a grandiloquent "Keep it -- with the compliments of Cavendish Foods!"



* ''MysteryScienceTheater3000: PodPeople''. Little Tommy walks into a cave that's glowing bright red, while holding the cup he normally uses to collect specimens. Crow jumps to conclusions:

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* ''MysteryScienceTheater3000: ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000: PodPeople''. Little Tommy walks into a cave that's glowing bright red, while holding the cup he normally uses to collect specimens. Crow jumps to conclusions:



* In the pilot of ''DesperateHousewives'', Susan uses this as an excuse to break into Edie's house to spy on her and Mike. She ends up (accidentally) burning the house down, and leaving the cup behind.

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* In the pilot of ''DesperateHousewives'', ''Series/DesperateHousewives'', Susan uses this as an excuse to break into Edie's house to spy on her and Mike. She ends up (accidentally) burning the house down, and leaving the cup behind.



* ''TheJackBennyProgram'', like many {{sitcom}}s, had a RunningGag of the UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist borrowing things from his long-suffering neighbor (in this case, RonaldColman) and not returning them. In the March 19, 1948 broadcast, Jack borrows Colman's [[AcademyAward Oscar]] award; when Colman's wife asks why he let Jack borrow it, he snaps, "It might as well be with the rest of my things!" As Jack walks home, the Oscar is stolen by a mugger in [[ImThinkingItOver probably the most famous bit in the program's history]].

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* ''TheJackBennyProgram'', ''Radio/TheJackBennyProgram'', like many {{sitcom}}s, had a RunningGag of the UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist borrowing things from his long-suffering neighbor (in this case, RonaldColman) and not returning them. In the March 19, 1948 broadcast, Jack borrows Colman's [[AcademyAward Oscar]] award; when Colman's wife asks why he let Jack borrow it, he snaps, "It might as well be with the rest of my things!" As Jack walks home, the Oscar is stolen by a mugger in [[ImThinkingItOver probably the most famous bit in the program's history]].



* BugsBunny short ''Shishkabugs''.

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* BugsBunny WesternAnimation/BugsBunny short ''Shishkabugs''.



* On one ''DonaldDuck'' cartoon, Donalds new neighbor Pete asks to borrow some ice cubes... and while he's at it, he also borrows a cube of butter, some cucumbers, and on and on until he empties Don's fridge.
* [[TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]] tends to borrow or outright ''steal'' things from Ned Flanders.
* And in ''FamilyGuy'', Mort has borrowed so many things from the Griffins without returning them that Peter once put an Adolf Hitler scarecrow in the yard.
* On an episode of ''{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'', [=SpongeBob=] wants Squidward to come visit, but Squidward doesn't want to. So [=SpongeBob=] borrows his vacuum to give Squidward an excuse to go over to [=SpongeBob=]'s house.
* In WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim episode Day of the Fish, Jim decides to visit the nearest planet to get a cup of sugar for the Galactic Hero League's coffee. Unfortunately, the nearest planet is ruled by Bob the Killer Goldfish.

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* On one ''DonaldDuck'' ''WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck'' cartoon, Donalds new neighbor Pete asks to borrow some ice cubes... and while he's at it, he also borrows a cube of butter, some cucumbers, and on and on until he empties Don's fridge.
* [[TheSimpsons ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Homer Simpson]] Simpson tends to borrow or outright ''steal'' things from Ned Flanders.
* And in ''FamilyGuy'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Mort has borrowed so many things from the Griffins without returning them that Peter once put an Adolf Hitler scarecrow in the yard.
* On an episode of ''{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'', ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', [=SpongeBob=] wants Squidward to come visit, but Squidward doesn't want to. So [=SpongeBob=] borrows his vacuum to give Squidward an excuse to go over to [=SpongeBob=]'s house.
* In WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim ''WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim'' episode Day of the Fish, Jim decides to visit the nearest planet to get a cup of sugar for the Galactic Hero League's coffee. Unfortunately, the nearest planet is ruled by Bob the Killer Goldfish.
17th Aug '14 8:27:30 AM Austin
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* ''Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future'' episode "The Intruder"

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* ''Captain ''Series/{{Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future'' Future}}'' episode "The Intruder"



* The Loquitos Sketch in ''Chespirito'' had a neighbor of Lucas and Chaparron who was constantly asking them for a cup of sugar.

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* The Loquitos Sketch in ''Chespirito'' ''Series/{{Chespirito}}'' had a neighbor of Lucas and Chaparron who was constantly asking them for a cup of sugar.
13th Jun '14 9:53:45 PM coinneach
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* BBC's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=b-ySLnBFPv4#t=260 Walk On The Wild Side]].
8th May '14 7:14:48 PM EarlOfSandvich
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* In ''DragonBallAbridged'', after being cut in half by his own attack, Freeza asks Goku if he can borrow "a cup of energy".

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* In ''DragonBallAbridged'', ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', after being cut in half by his own attack, Freeza asks Goku if he can borrow "a cup of energy".
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