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28th Apr '16 6:58:41 AM damus2300
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* Happens in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' when she believes human flesh is being served at the Doublemeat Palace. Subverted ultimately as it's only secret (although a big one) is that it uses processed vegetables as substitute for beef.
28th Apr '16 6:49:22 AM damus2300
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* ''Film/TheShadow'' is head of this. He has allies in all levels of New York society who do favors for him for saving their lives. They all wear a red ring as identification.


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* Done in miniature in ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'' when he finds out that all the mishaps that regularly happen to him at the office are caused by four menial workers who hate him for one reason or another.
28th Feb '16 6:02:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* Website/CollegeHumor: Played for laughs in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbl-vMN2gzo "Deceptive Deceptions"]] video, which reveals that the ridiculously massive ConspiracyKitchenSink designed to control humanity is being led by the dorky members of the College Humor staff.
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28th Feb '16 6:00:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Narbonic}}'' features a vast conspiratorial organization made up solely of guys named Dave. ''All'' the guys in the world named Dave. [[spoiler:At one point, protagonist Dave Davenport gets kicked out and his name becomes David. The other protagonists don't care and decide to keep calling him Dave anyway.]]

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* ''{{Narbonic}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'' features a vast conspiratorial organization made up solely of guys named Dave. ''All'' the guys in the world named Dave. [[spoiler:At one point, protagonist Dave Davenport gets kicked out and his name becomes David. The other protagonists don't care and decide to keep calling him Dave anyway.]]



* In ''TheSimpsons'', a secret colony of [[OurElvesAreDifferent super-powerful elves]] extend their influence... through horse racing.

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* In ''TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', a secret colony of [[OurElvesAreDifferent super-powerful elves]] extend their influence... through horse racing.
28th Feb '16 5:58:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* British TV show ''Series/TheAvengers'' featured another literal milkman conspiracy in the episode "False Witness", with the added twist that the dairy produced was absolutely central to their scheme. The series also featured, on other occasions, sinister cabals of nannies, window cleaners, hoteliers, romance novelists, secretaries, farmers and retired Vaudeville performers.
** And don't forget the 'British Fanatics' who killed government ministers by tricking them into getting off trains at disused stations, and then murdering them. Why? Because the trains no longer run on time under the current government...

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* British TV show ''Series/TheAvengers'' ''Series/TheAvengers'':
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featured another literal milkman conspiracy in the episode "False Witness", with the added twist that the dairy produced was absolutely central to their scheme. The series also featured, on other occasions, sinister cabals of nannies, window cleaners, hoteliers, romance novelists, secretaries, farmers and retired Vaudeville performers.
** And don't forget the The 'British Fanatics' who killed government ministers by tricking them into getting off trains at disused stations, and then murdering them. Why? Because the trains no longer run on time under the current government...



* The Regents in ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' have regular day jobs (one of them is a waitress at a diner), despite being in possession of the most dangerous artifacts in the history of the world. Subverted in that they are not evil and have no goals of world domination. In fact, their goal is to protect humanity from dangerous items and has been for thousands of years.
** When Artie expresses surprise at who the Regents are, they ask him who he'd rather have this power. A person in power would be motivated by more power. And, of course, there's the revelation that [[spoiler:Pete's mom is a Regent]].

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* The Regents in ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' have regular day jobs (one of them is a waitress at a diner), despite being in possession of the most dangerous artifacts in the history of the world. Subverted in that they are not evil and have no goals of world domination. In fact, their goal is to protect humanity from dangerous items and has been for thousands of years.
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years. When Artie expresses surprise at who the Regents are, they ask him who he'd rather have this power. A person in power would be motivated by more power. And, of course, there's the revelation that [[spoiler:Pete's mom is a Regent]].



* ''Series/TheBlacklist'' gives us The Cyprus Agency, an adoption agency for the wealthy that offers to scour the globe in search of your "ideal" infant child- hair colour, ethnicity, sex, genetics...you name it, they'll find it. In reality, the babies are abducted from their mothers at birth, [[spoiler: and the mothers are dozens of abducted women who fit the various genetic profiles and who are kept comatose in a fertility clinic, impregnated by artificial insemination and give birth ''all while unconscious.'' What truly makes it this trope is that while most of the agency is in it for profit (or fear), the boss is the father of Every. Single. Child. and he does all this because wants to leave a ''legacy''.]]

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* ''Series/TheBlacklist'' ''Series/TheBlacklist'':
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gives us The Cyprus Agency, an adoption agency for the wealthy that offers to scour the globe in search of your "ideal" infant child- hair colour, ethnicity, sex, genetics...you name it, they'll find it. In reality, the babies are abducted from their mothers at birth, [[spoiler: and the mothers are dozens of abducted women who fit the various genetic profiles and who are kept comatose in a fertility clinic, impregnated by artificial insemination and give birth ''all while unconscious.'' What truly makes it this trope is that while most of the agency is in it for profit (or fear), the boss is the father of Every. Single. Child. and he does all this because wants to leave a ''legacy''.]]
28th Feb '16 4:32:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* British TV show ''Series/TheAvengers'' featured another literal MilkmanConspiracy in the episode "False Witness", with the added twist that the dairy produced was absolutely central to their scheme. The series also featured, on other occasions, sinister cabals of nannies, window cleaners, hoteliers, romance novelists, secretaries, farmers and retired Vaudeville performers.

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* British TV show ''Series/TheAvengers'' featured another literal MilkmanConspiracy milkman conspiracy in the episode "False Witness", with the added twist that the dairy produced was absolutely central to their scheme. The series also featured, on other occasions, sinister cabals of nannies, window cleaners, hoteliers, romance novelists, secretaries, farmers and retired Vaudeville performers.
14th Feb '16 11:47:19 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The eponymous witches in Creator/RoaldDahl's ''Literature/TheWitches'' use the "Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children" as a front for their plot to exterminate the children of England.
29th Jan '16 4:24:42 PM jormis29
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* According to ''Film/{{Zoolander}}'', "the fashion industry has been behind every major political assassination over the last 200 years," including John Wilkes Booth ("the first actor/model") and "those lookers on the grassy knoll" who really shot John F. Kennedy.

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* According to ''Film/{{Zoolander}}'', "the fashion industry has been behind every major political assassination over the last 200 years," including John Wilkes Booth ("the first actor/model") and [[WhoShotJFK "those lookers on the grassy knoll" who really shot John F. Kennedy.Kennedy]].
29th Jan '16 11:28:53 AM AHI-3000
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* In ''TheBoondocks'', Huey Freeman believes that every white man is in on the conspiracy, and that you can't bribe them with cheese.

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* In ''TheBoondocks'', ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'', Huey Freeman believes that every white man is in on the conspiracy, and that you can't bribe them with cheese.
23rd Nov '15 3:16:33 PM Andyroid
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* According to ''Film/{{Zoolander}}'', "the fashion industry has been behind every major political assassination over the last 200 years," including John Wilkes Booth ("the first actor/model") and "those lookers on the grassy knoll" who really shot John F. Kennedy.
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