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20th Mar '16 10:00:18 PM Bleughie
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* This also pops up in the Netflix version of ''[[Series/Daredevil2015 Daredevil]]''. One scene in the second season premiere shows a pile of food various clients have given Nelson & Murdock in lieu of payment, much to Nelson's chagrin.
28th Feb '16 2:57:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Doc Hollywood'', Michael J. Fox's character gets paid for a bit of doctoring... with a hog. He is seen walking around with it on a rope several times after that.

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* In ''Doc Hollywood'', ''Film/DocHollywood'', Michael J. Fox's character gets paid for a bit of doctoring... with a hog. He is seen walking around with it on a rope several times after that.



* ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'': The workers in the Lucky Smells Lumber Mill are paid in coupons. Which is [[MadeASlave exactly the same as being paid in nothing]] because all of the coupons are of the "Buy X, Get Y Free" kind, and the lumber mill is their only form of income.

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* ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'': ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'': The workers in the Lucky Smells Lumber Mill are paid in coupons. Which is [[MadeASlave exactly the same as being paid in nothing]] because all of the coupons are of the "Buy X, Get Y Free" kind, and the lumber mill is their only form of income.



* Once on ''CakeBoss'', a client repainted the main work area at the bakery in exchange for one of Buddy's custom cakes.

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* Once on ''CakeBoss'', ''Series/CakeBoss'', a client repainted the main work area at the bakery in exchange for one of Buddy's custom cakes.



* In PicketFences, defense attorney Wambaugh tells the story of one of his early cases where he successfully defended a woman from prostitution charges...and then she paid him in trade.

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* In PicketFences, ''Series/PicketFences'', defense attorney Wambaugh tells the story of one of his early cases where he successfully defended a woman from prostitution charges...and then she paid him in trade.
16th Jul '15 7:59:54 PM jormis29
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** One reward came as a particularly pleasant surprise to him: a lifetime supply of yogurt.

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** One reward came as a particularly pleasant surprise to him: a lifetime supply of yogurt.[[TrademarkFavoriteFood yogurt]].
16th Jul '15 11:51:46 AM Lightning4119
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** One reward came as a particularly pleasant surprise to him: a lifetime supply of yoghourt.

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** One reward came as a particularly pleasant surprise to him: a lifetime supply of yoghourt.yogurt.
28th Apr '15 3:03:35 PM nombretomado
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* Nathaniel Fisher Sr. of ''SixFeetUnder'' was, following his death, discovered by his sons to have accepted marijuana and a private room as payment for his funeral home services.

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* Nathaniel Fisher Sr. of ''SixFeetUnder'' ''Series/SixFeetUnder'' was, following his death, discovered by his sons to have accepted marijuana and a private room as payment for his funeral home services.



* Variations of this tend to pop up from time to time on ''BurnNotice''. Michael Weston rarely accepts payment for his services, but has, on occasion, been known to accept gifts. Examples include a car (admittedly useful) and a bag full of cell phones (also useful).

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* Variations of this tend to pop up from time to time on ''BurnNotice''.''Series/BurnNotice''. Michael Weston rarely accepts payment for his services, but has, on occasion, been known to accept gifts. Examples include a car (admittedly useful) and a bag full of cell phones (also useful).
23rd Mar '15 2:32:51 PM nombretomado
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* On ''{{Scrubs}}'', Dr. Kelso talks about how his father was a doctor who would accept a handmade sweater or a bushel of turnips in lieu of payment from poor patients. Then he calls him a jackass.
* At the beginning of the ''{{Firefly}}'' episode "Our Mrs. Reynolds," the crew is rewarded for stopping some bandits with trade goods, an apology... and, apparently, a wife for Mal.

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* On ''{{Scrubs}}'', ''{{Series/Scrubs}}'', Dr. Kelso talks about how his father was a doctor who would accept a handmade sweater or a bushel of turnips in lieu of payment from poor patients. Then he calls him a jackass.
* At the beginning of the ''{{Firefly}}'' ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' episode "Our Mrs. Reynolds," the crew is rewarded for stopping some bandits with trade goods, an apology... and, apparently, a wife for Mal.
25th Feb '15 5:36:48 PM MarkLungo
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* JohnnyAppleseed was known to receive lodging and clothes as payment for his work, although this legend does come from a time when standard bartering was far more common.

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* JohnnyAppleseed UsefulNotes/JohnnyAppleseed was known to receive lodging and clothes as payment for his work, although this legend does come from a time when standard bartering was far more common.



21st Feb '15 3:04:01 PM nighttrainfm
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* In ''TheSimpsonsHitAndRun'', Homer will occasionally call for a car to pick him up with "Will you come and get me? I'll pay you in back rubs!"

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* In ''TheSimpsonsHitAndRun'', ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsHitAndRun'', Homer will occasionally call for a car to pick him up with "Will you come and get me? I'll pay you in back rubs!"
29th Nov '14 10:47:19 AM KingLyger
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* Occasionally on the game show ''Series/DealOrNoDeal'', a contestant will be offered something tangible that they or a family member wants in addition to money. As an example, one father was offered $35,000 and a pony for his young daughter, who wanted one more than anything in the world. The father took the deal.
7th Nov '14 1:10:08 PM Vir
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* ''Webcomic/Unsounded'' (Chapter 9, Page 18) features the horrifying LP, specialized Cresce coins that have no rare metals and are magically gene-locked to ensure that only the people who earned the money can spend it, with the magics and production fully controlled by the royalty. The end result is that all Crescean citizens are economically enslaved. Stockyard claims that he has become the city's new mafia by opening a brothel because there is no other illegitimate way for the citizens of his town to earn real money.

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* ''Webcomic/Unsounded'' ''Webcomic/{{Unsounded}}'' (Chapter 9, Page 18) features the horrifying LP, specialized Cresce coins that have no rare metals and are magically gene-locked to ensure that only the people who earned the money can spend it, with the magics and production fully controlled by the royalty. The end result is that all Crescean citizens are economically enslaved. Stockyard claims that he has become the city's new mafia by opening a brothel because there is no other illegitimate way for the citizens of his town to earn real money.



* An early episode of ''FamilyGuy'' showed Peter attempting to pay for services with pieces of string.
* On an episode of ''TheSimpsons'', Bart works as a sweeper at a barbershop. His payment turns out to be an envelope of hair clippings. He asks the barber "You're paying me in hair? Are you insane?" The barber just nods and laughs maniacally.

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* An early episode of ''FamilyGuy'' ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' showed Peter attempting to pay for services with pieces of string.
* On an episode of ''TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Bart works as a sweeper at a barbershop. His payment turns out to be an envelope of hair clippings. He asks the barber "You're paying me in hair? Are you insane?" The barber just nods and laughs maniacally.



* WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo: [[ItMakesSenseInContext "Can I pay with a pony ride?"]]

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* WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo: ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'': [[ItMakesSenseInContext "Can I pay with a pony ride?"]]
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