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7th Apr '16 9:08:58 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* Even the space mercenaries of ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' often find themselves struggling to make payroll. Like with many people, there's nothing they love more than getting paid multiple times. Frequently the only thing keeping at all is Petey pulling strings from the shadows. Subverted later on; by the book ''Big Dumb Objects'' they're on the payrolls of two major galactic powers and flying some of the most powerful ships in the setting.

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* Even the space mercenaries of ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' often find themselves struggling to make payroll. Like with many people, there's nothing they love more than getting paid multiple times. Frequently the only thing keeping them in business at all is Petey pulling strings from the shadows. Subverted later on; by the book ''Big Dumb Objects'' they're on the payrolls of two major galactic powers and flying some of the most powerful ships in the setting.
7th Apr '16 9:08:19 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* Even the space mercenaries of ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' often find themselves struggling to make payroll. Like with many people, there's nothing they love more than getting paid multiple times.

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* Even the space mercenaries of ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' often find themselves struggling to make payroll. Like with many people, there's nothing they love more than getting paid multiple times. Frequently the only thing keeping at all is Petey pulling strings from the shadows. Subverted later on; by the book ''Big Dumb Objects'' they're on the payrolls of two major galactic powers and flying some of the most powerful ships in the setting.
16th Mar '16 1:56:22 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''SanfordAndSon'' are always trying to scrape together money, but never actually end up bankrupt.

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* ''SanfordAndSon'' ''Series/SanfordAndSon'' are always trying to scrape together money, but never actually end up bankrupt.



* ''TheYoungOnes'' are prey to the oddest swings of fortune: they complain of hunger, but never run out of lentils (which, admittedly, only one of them actually likes); they wind up burning all their furniture for fuel at one point, but suffer an unlikely windfall shortly thereafter; and, indeed, they never get kicked out of their lodgings until the last episode of the series.

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* ''TheYoungOnes'' ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' are prey to the oddest swings of fortune: they complain of hunger, but never run out of lentils (which, admittedly, only one of them actually likes); they wind up burning all their furniture for fuel at one point, but suffer an unlikely windfall shortly thereafter; and, indeed, they never get kicked out of their lodgings until the last episode of the series.



* ''MarriedWithChildren'' takes this to ridiculous extremes.

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* ''MarriedWithChildren'' ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' takes this to ridiculous extremes.



* A major theme of ''TheHoneymooners''. Both Ralph and Norton have steady blue-collar jobs, but Ralph is constantly throwing away their wages on foolish get-rich-quick schemes. And there's an infamous episode where he quits, and the situation isn't rectified by the end of the show.
* Maddie in ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''. She often mentions being poor, but goes to a Catholic school and always has new clothes.

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* A major theme of ''TheHoneymooners''.''Series/TheHoneymooners''. Both Ralph and Norton have steady blue-collar jobs, but Ralph is constantly throwing away their wages on foolish get-rich-quick schemes. And there's an infamous episode where he quits, and the situation isn't rectified by the end of the show.
* Maddie in ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''.''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''. She often mentions being poor, but goes to a Catholic school and always has new clothes.



* For ''TheMonkees'', there's often a threat of running out of food or being kicked out of the beach house for non-payment of rent, but the status quo is maintained.

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* For ''TheMonkees'', ''Series/TheMonkees'', there's often a threat of running out of food or being kicked out of the beach house for non-payment of rent, but the status quo is maintained.



* Penny from ''TheBigBangTheory'' is a waitress who is struggling to be an actress, but only getting in a few plays. She complains about being poor, yet somehow can afford living in a single bedroom apartment and keeping an impressive collection of clothes, given a new outfit of hers every episode. She also freeloads off her neighbors.

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* Penny from ''TheBigBangTheory'' ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' is a waitress who is struggling to be an actress, but only getting in a few plays. She complains about being poor, yet somehow can afford living in a single bedroom apartment and keeping an impressive collection of clothes, given a new outfit of hers every episode. She also freeloads off her neighbors.
9th Mar '16 10:47:07 PM jormis29
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* Bob of ''Series/BobsBurgers'' never seems to make any money off his business, and has stated that he's never actually paid his landlord rent on time. The fact that they continue to be forgiven on missing payments is odd considering their landlord is so greedy he tears nuts and bolts out of roller coasters while people are still on them.

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* Bob of ''Series/BobsBurgers'' ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' never seems to make any money off his business, and has stated that he's never actually paid his landlord rent on time. The fact that they continue to be forgiven on missing payments is odd considering their landlord is so greedy he tears nuts and bolts out of roller coasters while people are still on them.
9th Mar '16 1:48:20 PM Hossmeister
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* Bob of ''BobsBurgers'' never seems to make any money off his business, and has stated that he's never actually paid his landlord rent on time. The fact that they continue to be forgiven on missing payments is odd considering their landlord is so greedy he tears nuts and bolts out of roller coasters while people are still on them.

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* Bob of ''BobsBurgers'' ''Series/BobsBurgers'' never seems to make any money off his business, and has stated that he's never actually paid his landlord rent on time. The fact that they continue to be forgiven on missing payments is odd considering their landlord is so greedy he tears nuts and bolts out of roller coasters while people are still on them.
8th Mar '16 11:38:41 PM MsChibi
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* In ''{{Noragami}}'', Yato lives like this, because all he asks for the various odd-jobs he does is 5 yen, and he isn't always in high demand. He's also not a very well-known god, so he doesn't have his own shrine or temple, and he doesn't have a house, either.
5th Mar '16 3:01:32 PM comicwriter
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* The crew of the Ghost in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' just barely manage to scrape by, often taking side jobs just to pay for fuel and parts.
5th Mar '16 3:00:08 PM comicwriter
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* In the ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel'' universe, ComicBook/TheAvengers are struck with this. The current incarnation of [[ComicBook/UncannyAvengers the Avengers Unity Squad]] has its funding from SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}, which his title reveals is from selling merchandising and outsourcing his name for other uses, while the ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentAvengers have been given the nickname "Broke-Ass Avengers" as despite having Tony Stark on their team, he isn't the financial juggernaut he once was.

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* In the ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel'' universe, ComicBook/TheAvengers are struck with this. The current incarnation of [[ComicBook/UncannyAvengers the Avengers Unity Squad]] has its funding from SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}, which his title reveals is from selling merchandising and outsourcing his name for other uses, while the ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentAvengers have been given the nickname "Broke-Ass Avengers" as despite having Tony Stark on their team, he isn't the financial juggernaut he once was. They're even forced to operate out of an abandoned aircraft hangar in New Jersey because Tony had to sell Avengers Tower.
29th Feb '16 4:26:40 AM Veanne
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* The ''Khorusya Brimia'' crew in ''Webcomic/{{Runners}}'', much like the ''Series/Firefly'' example. Sometimes they have to survive on [[ReducedToPetFood root beetles]].

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* The ''Khorusya Brimia'' crew in ''Webcomic/{{Runners}}'', much like the ''Series/Firefly'' example. Sometimes they have to survive on [[ReducedToPetFood [[ReducedToRatburgers root beetles]].
29th Feb '16 4:25:50 AM Veanne
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* The ''Khorusya Brimia'' crew in ''Webcomic/{{Runners}}'', much like the ''Series/Firefly'' example. Sometimes they have to survive on [[ReducedToPetFood root beetles]].
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