History Main / PetHeir

29th May '18 1:59:09 AM Andyroid
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Subverted in ''Radio/TheFrantics'' sketch "Last Will and Temperament". After the will's executor bequeaths inheritances (mostly consisting of [[RunningGag boots to the head]]) to the surviving family members, the will goes on to state that the deceased leaves his cat his entire, vast... boot to the head. Cue [[ThatPoorCat agonized meow]]. The rest of the fortune actually goes to "The people of Calgary, [[PlaceWorseThanDeath so that they can afford to move someplace decent]]."



[[folder:Radio]]
* Subverted in ''Radio/TheFrantics'' sketch "Last Will and Temperament". After the will's executor bequeaths inheritances (mostly consisting of [[RunningGag boots to the head]]) to the surviving family members, the will goes on to state that the deceased leaves his cat his entire, vast... boot to the head. Cue [[ThatPoorCat agonized meow]]. The rest of the fortune actually goes to "The people of Calgary, [[AcceptableTargets so that they can afford to move someplace decent]]."
[[/folder]]
2nd May '18 7:00:17 PM Homemaderat
Is there an issue? Send a Message
27th Jan '18 3:48:13 PM Lanes17B
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* This is what kicks off the plot of the Mexican movie ''El miedo no anda en burro'' (Fear doesn't Ride a Donkey) starring la India Maria. At the beginning of the film, Maria, [[EthnicMenialLabor who had been working as a maid]] in the house of a wealthy matriarch is fired and evicted by her greedy relatives after the matriarch dies, [[AndYourLittleDogToo and force her to take the matriarch's dog.]] They soon rush over to the lawyer's office to collect their inheritance, only to be told that the matriarch [[{{InadequateInheritor}} considered them too greedy and selfish to get her fortune]] and instead, she left everything to her little dog, with Maria acting as its regent. [[HilarityEnsues The rest of the film revolves around the relatives trying to scare Maria to death so they can get a hold of the dog and the fortune.]]
3rd Dec '17 8:24:46 AM KingLyger
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The WesternAnimation/{{Droopy}} cartoon ''Millionaire Droopy'' revolves around this, with a bulldog rival of Droopy's trying to bump him off or otherwise get rid of him.

to:

* The WesternAnimation/{{Droopy}} cartoon ''Millionaire Droopy'' revolves around this, with a bulldog rival of Droopy's rival Spike trying to bump him off or otherwise get rid of him.him to get the inheritance instead of Droopy.
29th Nov '17 9:32:43 PM AK47Productions
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TruthInTelevision example: Look up [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leona_Helmsley Leona Helmsley.]]
* As well as [[http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/37820841/ns/today-today_people?GT1=43001 Gail Posner.]]

to:

* TruthInTelevision example: TruthInTelevision. Look up [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leona_Helmsley Leona Helmsley.]]
* As well as
Helmsley]] and [[http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/37820841/ns/today-today_people?GT1=43001 Gail Posner.]]
22nd Nov '17 9:41:07 PM AnoneMouseJr
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'': In the November 1, 2001 strip, Jon remarks on how some people treat their pets like children. Garfield's response of "So... Dad. Do you have a will?" implies that he expects to be this.
13th Oct '17 5:00:56 PM jormis29
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Sylvester is left a fortune in the short ''Heir-Conditioned''. To his dismay, Elmer Fudd becomes his financial adviser and wants him to invest the fortune while Sylvester wants to spend it.
** In ''Dough-Ray-Me-ow'', a pet parrot named Louie learns he's second in line to inherit his master's wealth, behind Heathcliff, a big doofus of a cat who obliviously survives several attempts on his life by Louie.

to:

** Sylvester is left a fortune in the short ''Heir-Conditioned''.''WesternAnimation/HeirConditioned''. To his dismay, Elmer Fudd becomes his financial adviser and wants him to invest the fortune while Sylvester wants to spend it.
** In ''Dough-Ray-Me-ow'', ''WesternAnimation/DoughRayMeOw'', a pet parrot named Louie learns he's second in line to inherit his master's wealth, behind Heathcliff, a big doofus of a cat who obliviously survives several attempts on his life by Louie.
17th Jul '17 5:27:37 AM Alexsi
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* For certain long-lived pet species, this becomes less "crazy", and more "responsible": a young parrot or tortoise adopted by an adult human owner will likely outlive said owner by several decades or more. Given the number of such pets who end up at rescue centers (or even kill shelters) because an owner (old or young) died, the idea of providing a trust to ensure they are well cared for is not only reasonable, but an ethical obligation.
14th Jul '17 9:09:55 AM GoblinCipher
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* An episode of ''Series/DesigningWomen'' had an old woman with a houseful of junk who left her fortune to her cat. Subverted in that the junk turned out to all be valuable collectibles, and she'd made her money in the first place from her cat appearing in television commercials.
14th Jul '17 9:05:47 AM GoblinCipher
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''ComicStrip/WhatsNewWithPhilAndDixie'': [[http://www.airshipentertainment.com/growfcomic.php?date=20090426 Parodied in one strip]] where 3000-year-old wizard Urza dies and leaves his vast fortune and holdings to his cats. There is some litigation expected from his thousands of children, but the fact that "Urza's Cats" are ten-meter-tall cybernetic killing machines might complicate things.

to:

* ''ComicStrip/WhatsNewWithPhilAndDixie'': [[http://www.airshipentertainment.com/growfcomic.php?date=20090426 Parodied in one strip]] strip where 3000-year-old wizard Urza dies and leaves his vast fortune and holdings to his cats. There is some litigation expected from his thousands of children, but the fact that "Urza's Cats" are ten-meter-tall cybernetic killing machines might complicate things.
This list shows the last 10 events of 91. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.PetHeir