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4th Aug '17 11:57:35 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* When [[spoiler:[[Morgase Trakand]] goes [[KingIncognito undercover]] in ''Literature/TheHighQueen'' to escape being made a puppet, she turns out to be comically bad at pretending to be a maid (and humility in general), making her disguise flimsy at best.

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* When [[spoiler:[[Morgase [[spoiler:Morgase Trakand]] goes [[KingIncognito undercover]] in ''Literature/TheHighQueen'' to escape being made a puppet, she turns out to be comically bad at pretending to be a maid (and humility in general), making her disguise flimsy at best.
18th Jul '17 10:13:04 AM MikeW
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** Gavin can get Hoolie in hot water with statements that show how utterly out of touch he is with the public. The best example is at a conference when he shocks guests by seriously stating that American millionaires are persecuted worse than the Jews in Nazi Germany.
13th Jul '17 2:18:27 PM MikeW
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** Erlich thinks that by taking over Nelson's account via a partnership, he has an unlimited supply of cash. He thus blows a million dollars on a huge party at Alcatraz before finding out Nelson is broke. Figuring out the money manager was stealing some funsa, Erlich heads to the district attorney to bring about charges. The D.A. however, refuses to prosecute as A) no jury is going to be sympathetic to a couple of millionaires being robbed and B) it's quite clear the two would have blown all the cash in any case.

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** Erlich thinks that by taking over Nelson's account via a partnership, he has an unlimited supply of cash. He thus blows a million dollars on a huge party at Alcatraz before finding out Nelson is broke. Figuring out the money manager was stealing some funsa, funds, Erlich heads to the district attorney to bring about charges. The D.A. however, refuses to prosecute as A) no jury is going to be sympathetic to a couple of millionaires being robbed and B) it's quite clear the two would have blown all the cash in any case.
13th Jul '17 2:17:23 PM MikeW
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** Gavin is fond of wasting tons of money on everything from a $20 million hologram that can't actually communicate with people to getting rare animals to make a point on board meetings (one of which is an elephant that drops dead).

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** Gavin is fond of wasting tons of money on everything from a $20 million hologram that can't actually communicate with people to getting rare animals to make a point on board meetings (one of which is an elephant that drops dead). A board member openly asks why Gavin goes to such cost when he can just show a photo of the animal in question and Gavin clearly never considered that idea.



** Erlich thinks that by taking over Nelson's account via a partnership, he has an unlimited supply of cash. He thus blows a million dollars on a huge party at Alcatraz before finding out Nelson is broke. Figuring out the money manager was stealing some money, Erlich heads to the districty attorney to bring about charges. The D.A. however, refuses to prosecute as A) no jury is going to be sympathetic to a couple of millionaires being robbed and B) it's quite clear the two would have blown all the cash in any case.

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** Erlich thinks that by taking over Nelson's account via a partnership, he has an unlimited supply of cash. He thus blows a million dollars on a huge party at Alcatraz before finding out Nelson is broke. Figuring out the money manager was stealing some money, funsa, Erlich heads to the districty district attorney to bring about charges. The D.A. however, refuses to prosecute as A) no jury is going to be sympathetic to a couple of millionaires being robbed and B) it's quite clear the two would have blown all the cash in any case.
10th Jul '17 1:16:23 PM MikeW
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* Showcased on ''Series/SiliconValley'' with how you can make a mint in the tech world and yet not understand how to use it.
** Gavin is fond of wasting tons of money on everything from a $20 million hologram that can't actually communicate with people to getting rare animals to make a point on board meetings (one of which is an elephant that drops dead).
** While a good guy, Nelson is basically a moron so it's no surprise that when he gets a huge buyout from Hoolie, he goes through it fast. He wasted money having the swimming pool of his mansion moved a few feet than had it moved back. It also turns out that he was renting most of the furniture and items in his home so he can't sell them off for his debts. While it's true his money manager stole much of his cash, it's obvious Nelson would have lost it anyway.
** Erlich thinks that by taking over Nelson's account via a partnership, he has an unlimited supply of cash. He thus blows a million dollars on a huge party at Alcatraz before finding out Nelson is broke. Figuring out the money manager was stealing some money, Erlich heads to the districty attorney to bring about charges. The D.A. however, refuses to prosecute as A) no jury is going to be sympathetic to a couple of millionaires being robbed and B) it's quite clear the two would have blown all the cash in any case.
9th Jul '17 4:08:35 PM MikeW
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** This is really showcased when a Ponzi scheme causes many of these characters to lose much of their money. One man goes to a grief counselor for his ''yacht''; a woman is literally unable to decide what art she likes without a paid expert; another woman seriously compares which property to sell off to ''Film/SophiesChoice''; and hospitals are being filled with people burning themselves using an oven for the first time.

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** This is really showcased when a Ponzi scheme causes many of these characters to lose much of their money. One man goes to a grief counselor for his ''yacht''; a woman is literally unable to decide what art she likes without a paid expert; another woman seriously compares which property to sell off to ''Film/SophiesChoice''; and hospitals are being filled with people burning and cutting themselves using an oven having to make their own meals for the first time.
8th Jul '17 4:06:15 PM MikeW
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* Pretty much the entire premise of the series ''Odd Mom Out'' as Jill, wealthy but not overtly so, has to handle the lifestyles of the ultra-rich around her (including her mother-in-law and sister-in-law) who literally act like Jill is dead poor because she can't afford to waste money on massively expensive trips and clothing.
** This is really showcased when a Ponzi scheme causes many of these characters to lose much of their money. One man goes to a grief counselor for his ''yacht''; a woman is literally unable to decide what art she likes without a paid expert; another woman compares which property to sell off to ''Film/SophiesChoice''; and hospitals are being filled with people burning themselves using an oven for the first time.

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* Pretty much the entire premise of the series ''Odd Mom Out'' as Jill, wealthy but not overtly so, has to handle the lifestyles of the ultra-rich around her (including her mother-in-law and sister-in-law) who literally act like consider Jill is as dead poor because she can't afford to waste money on massively expensive trips and clothing.
clothing. A running gag is Jill openly asked how "the poor handle things like this" as her neighborhood is treated like a third world country.
** This is really showcased when a Ponzi scheme causes many of these characters to lose much of their money. One man goes to a grief counselor for his ''yacht''; a woman is literally unable to decide what art she likes without a paid expert; another woman seriously compares which property to sell off to ''Film/SophiesChoice''; and hospitals are being filled with people burning themselves using an oven for the first time.
8th Jul '17 4:02:34 PM MikeW
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*** Having lost just about everything, Jill's mother-in-law lives with the family and talks about waking up at eleven in the morning "like a day laborer" and literally no idea how to clean up a room by herself.
8th Jul '17 4:01:14 PM MikeW
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* Pretty much the entire premise of the series ''Odd Mom Out'' as Jill, wealthy but not overtly so, has to handle the lifestyles of the ultra-rich around her (including her mother-in-law and sister-in-law) who literally act like Jill is dead poor because she can't afford to waste money on massively expensive trips and clothing.
** This is really showcased when a Ponzi scheme causes many of these characters to lose much of their money. One man goes to a grief counselor for his ''yacht''; a woman is literally unable to decide what art she likes without a paid expert; another woman compares which property to sell off to ''Film/SophiesChoice''; and hospitals are being filled with people burning themselves using an oven for the first time.
8th Jul '17 8:46:30 AM Divra
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* Inverted in ''Film/ComingToAmerica''. Akeem (Eddie Murphy) deliberately lives below his status as a Prince, cheerfully living as a blue collar janitor at a local burger joint in order to woo [[LoveInterest Lisa]] into loving him for who he is. While he is a bit naïve (it's stated he has never left his homeland before, and was quite sheltered growing up), he is clever and charismatic and acclimatizes well quite quickly. It is actually his ''servant'', Semmi (Arsenio Hall), who bitterly and reluctantly has to go along with all of this and complains about this manner of menial work and lifestyle being beneath him.

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* Inverted in ''Film/ComingToAmerica''. Akeem (Eddie Murphy) deliberately lives below his status as a Prince, cheerfully living as a blue collar janitor at a local burger joint in order to woo [[LoveInterest Lisa]] into loving him for who he is. While he is a bit naïve (it's stated he has never left his homeland before, and was quite sheltered growing up), he is clever and charismatic likable, has a good head on his shoulders and acclimatizes well quite quickly. It is actually his ''servant'', Semmi (Arsenio Hall), who bitterly and reluctantly has to go along with all of this and complains about this manner of menial work and lifestyle being beneath him.
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