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18th May '16 2:15:21 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The second version was done by ''Series/PerfectStrangers'' (with Balki's [[EvilTwin sinister identical cousin]] as the con man), and ''NightCourt''.

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* The second version was done by ''Series/PerfectStrangers'' (with Balki's [[EvilTwin sinister identical cousin]] as the con man), and ''NightCourt''.''Series/NightCourt''.



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20th Oct '14 8:39:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* Played with in ''LiarGame''. Nao's first opponent in the eponymous tournament of conmen is a former teacher of hers who she trusts implicitly. [[ForegoneConclusion He swindles her out of her stake almost immediately.]] In order to get it back, she recruits the aid of Akiyama, a notorious conman fresh out of prison [[JustLikeRobinHood for defrauding a corporation whose]] [[{{Ponzi}} pyramid scheme]] [[DrivenToSuicide ultimately drove his mother to suicide.]]

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* Played with in ''LiarGame''.''Manga/LiarGame''. Nao's first opponent in the eponymous tournament of conmen is a former teacher of hers who she trusts implicitly. [[ForegoneConclusion He swindles her out of her stake almost immediately.]] In order to get it back, she recruits the aid of Akiyama, a notorious conman fresh out of prison [[JustLikeRobinHood for defrauding a corporation whose]] [[{{Ponzi}} pyramid scheme]] [[DrivenToSuicide ultimately drove his mother to suicide.]]



* In ''The Great Outdoors'', the main characther's brother-in-law cons the main character out of a lot of money, but then has a change of heart.
* TheSting reverses the trope--the conmen are the good guys.

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* In ''The Great Outdoors'', ''Film/TheGreatOutdoors'', the main characther's brother-in-law cons the main character out of a lot of money, but then has a change of heart.
* TheSting ''Film/TheSting'' reverses the trope--the conmen are the good guys.



* The first version was done in ''{{Cheers}}'' (episode "Pick a Con, Any Con,") ''GoodTimes'', ''Series/SavedByTheBell'', and ''KidsIncorporated''.
* The second version was done by ''PerfectStrangers'' (with Balki's [[EvilTwin sinister identical cousin]] as the con man), and ''NightCourt''.
* ''TheGoldenGirls'' had an episode ("Charlie's Buddy") in which the con man felt guilty and chose not to take anything from Rose, but he didn't confess to her or give indication that he was giving up his con life.
* A twist on the second version was done on ''TheDickVanDykeShow,'' with Buddy's brother Blackie hustling Rob at pool and then tearing up the check in front of Buddy to prove he'd gone legit.
* Serena on ''GossipGirl'' in season two.
* ''{{Hustle}}'', being a show about con artists, has done a number of variations on this, with team members conning one another for fun, conning less honourable crooks, BEING conned by better players of the game... all at once, sometimes...

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* The first version was done in ''{{Cheers}}'' ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' (episode "Pick a Con, Any Con,") ''GoodTimes'', ''Series/GoodTimes'', ''Series/SavedByTheBell'', and ''KidsIncorporated''.
''Series/KidsIncorporated''.
* The second version was done by ''PerfectStrangers'' ''Series/PerfectStrangers'' (with Balki's [[EvilTwin sinister identical cousin]] as the con man), and ''NightCourt''.
* ''TheGoldenGirls'' ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' had an episode ("Charlie's Buddy") in which the con man felt guilty and chose not to take anything from Rose, but he didn't confess to her or give indication that he was giving up his con life.
* A twist on the second version was done on ''TheDickVanDykeShow,'' ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow,'' with Buddy's brother Blackie hustling Rob at pool and then tearing up the check in front of Buddy to prove he'd gone legit.
* Serena on ''GossipGirl'' ''Series/GossipGirl'' in season two.
* ''{{Hustle}}'', ''Series/{{Hustle}}'', being a show about con artists, has done a number of variations on this, with team members conning one another for fun, conning less honourable crooks, BEING conned by better players of the game... all at once, sometimes...



* Used in VeronicaMars, but instead of out-conning the conmen, V just steals their hard drives and holds them ransom for the cash they swindled her client out of, plus her fee for recovering it.

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* Used in VeronicaMars, ''Series/VeronicaMars'', but instead of out-conning the conmen, V just steals their hard drives and holds them ransom for the cash they swindled her client out of, plus her fee for recovering it.



* In ''VideoGame/{{MassEffect2}}'', [[LoonyFan Conrad Verner]] gets set up by a skeezy weapons dealer on Illium to harass the owner of the local bar. When [[PlayerCharacter Shepard]] intervenes, the con-artist makes the mistake of [[WhatAnIdiot assuming Shepard is as gullible as Conrad]], making it easy for Shepard to set ''her'' up in turn.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{MassEffect2}}'', ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', [[LoonyFan Conrad Verner]] gets set up by a skeezy weapons dealer on Illium to harass the owner of the local bar. When [[PlayerCharacter Shepard]] intervenes, the con-artist makes the mistake of [[WhatAnIdiot assuming Shepard is as gullible as Conrad]], making it easy for Shepard to set ''her'' up in turn.



* Happens in ''KingOfTheHill'' at least once when Peggy sadly learns that her online Ph.D program is a scam.
* A DrSeuss special has the Sneetches, who are conned by traveling entrepreneur Sylvester [=MacMonkey=] [=McBean=] into alternatively putting star-shaped marks on their bellies and taking them off again. [=McBean=] never repents, and in fact leaves quite enriched by the day's business, but the Sneetches at the end do learn a lesson about what amounts to FantasticRacism.

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* Happens in ''KingOfTheHill'' ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' at least once when Peggy sadly learns that her online Ph.D program is a scam.
* A DrSeuss Creator/DrSeuss special has the Sneetches, who are conned by traveling entrepreneur Sylvester [=MacMonkey=] [=McBean=] into alternatively putting star-shaped marks on their bellies and taking them off again. [=McBean=] never repents, and in fact leaves quite enriched by the day's business, but the Sneetches at the end do learn a lesson about what amounts to FantasticRacism.
4th Oct '14 6:23:58 PM bwburke94
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* The first version was done in ''{{Cheers}}'' (episode "Pick a Con, Any Con,") ''GoodTimes'', ''SavedByTheBell'', and ''KidsIncorporated''.
** I think ''KidsIncorporated'' did BOTH versions.

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* The first version was done in ''{{Cheers}}'' (episode "Pick a Con, Any Con,") ''GoodTimes'', ''SavedByTheBell'', ''Series/SavedByTheBell'', and ''KidsIncorporated''.
** I think ''KidsIncorporated'' did BOTH versions.
''KidsIncorporated''.
4th Oct '14 6:23:22 PM bwburke94
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episodes "The Empty Child" and "The Doctor Dances", Rose becomes enamoured by a Time Traveler who saves his life. He also happens to have a very dangerous ship on him, that he'll be willing to give up for a generous price. It turns out that the man is actually a rogue [[TimePolice Time Agent]] whose taken the name Captain Jack Harkness, thinks that Rose and the Doctor are Time Agents themselves, and has positioned the ship to be destroyed once they've paid. The episodes go into type 2, with a twist; the Doctor is ''not'' someone you want to cross, and when it turns out the ship is actually dangerous, Jack is horribly guilty and offers a HeroicSacrifice. (It obviously wasn't completed, since same character is now head of his own show, ''{{Torchwood}}''.)

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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episodes "The Empty Child" and "The Doctor Dances", Rose becomes enamoured by a Time Traveler who saves his life. He also happens to have a very dangerous ship on him, that he'll be willing to give up for a generous price. It turns out that the man is actually a rogue [[TimePolice Time Agent]] whose taken the name Captain Jack Harkness, thinks that Rose and the Doctor are Time Agents themselves, and has positioned the ship to be destroyed once they've paid. The episodes go into type 2, with a twist; the Doctor is ''not'' someone you want to cross, and when it turns out the ship is actually dangerous, Jack is horribly guilty and offers a HeroicSacrifice. (It obviously wasn't completed, since same character is now head of (The Doctor rescued him, and Jack ended up heading his own show, ''{{Torchwood}}''.) spinoff series ''Series/{{Torchwood}}''.)
13th Oct '13 10:24:37 PM MrUnderhill
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* In ''VideoGame/{{MassEffect2}}'', [[LoonyFan Conrad Verner]] gets set up by a skeezy weapons dealer on Illium to harass the owner of the local bar. When [[PlayerCharacter Shepard]] intervenes, the con-artist makes the mistake of [[WhatAnIdiot assuming Shepard is as gullible as Conrad]], making it easy for Shepard to set ''her'' up in turn.
29th Jul '13 1:53:47 PM Ptorquemada
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* A DrSeuss special has the Sneetches, who are conned by traveling entrepreneur Sylvester MacMonkey McBean into alternatively putting star-shaped marks on their bellies and taking them off again. McBean never repents, and in fact leaves quite enriched by the day's business, but the Sneetches at the end do learn a lesson about what amounts to FantasticRacism.

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* A DrSeuss special has the Sneetches, who are conned by traveling entrepreneur Sylvester MacMonkey McBean [=MacMonkey=] [=McBean=] into alternatively putting star-shaped marks on their bellies and taking them off again. McBean [=McBean=] never repents, and in fact leaves quite enriched by the day's business, but the Sneetches at the end do learn a lesson about what amounts to FantasticRacism.
29th Jul '13 1:53:11 PM Ptorquemada
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* A DrSeuess special has the Sneetches, who are conned by traveling entrepreneur Sylvester MacMonkey McBean into alternatively putting star-shaped marks on their bellies and taking them off again. McBean never repents, and in fact leaves quite enriched by the day's business, but the Sneetches at the end do learn a lesson about what amounts to FantasticRacism.

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* A DrSeuess DrSeuss special has the Sneetches, who are conned by traveling entrepreneur Sylvester MacMonkey McBean into alternatively putting star-shaped marks on their bellies and taking them off again. McBean never repents, and in fact leaves quite enriched by the day's business, but the Sneetches at the end do learn a lesson about what amounts to FantasticRacism.
29th Jul '13 1:52:44 PM Ptorquemada
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* A DrSeuess special has the Sneetches, who are conned by traveling entrepreneur Sylvester MacMonkey McBean into alternatively putting star-shaped marks on their bellies and taking them off again. McBean never repents, and in fact leaves quite enriched by the day's business, but the Sneetches at the end do learn a lesson about what amounts to FantasticRacism.
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