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16th May '16 10:19:14 AM SparkyYoungUpstart
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* An episode of ''Series/WillAndGrace'' used the brown paper bag variation of this: the contents being exchanged included Jack's soup, [[LadyDrunk Karen's]] booze, Rosario's floor polish and Will's sperm sample.

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* An episode of ''Series/WillAndGrace'' used the brown paper bag variation of this: Will and Grace take Will's sperm sample to the contents being exchanged included fertility clinic, only to find out they accidentally brought Jack's soup, lunch instead. Will races to Jack only to find that his bag has [[LadyDrunk Karen's]] booze, booze. Grace rushes to Karen and finds out that ''her'' bag has Rosario's floor polish and Will's sperm sample.polish. Will runs back to Karen's apartment to find Rosario, which leads to...
-->'''Rosario''': Do not walk on the floor, [[{{Squick}} I just waxed it]].
9th Mar '16 10:42:55 PM jormis29
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* ''HeyArnold'': Arnold, Gerald, and Sid find a shopping bag full of money, and decide to take it to the police station in the morning to collect a reward. But when Arnold arrives with the bag, it's full of birdseed. He tries to explain, "There was this old woman next to me on the bus, and she had pink hair, a peg leg, and one eyebrow. She had a whole bunch of shopping bags just like mine, and she must have taken my bag by mistake." [[CassandraTruth Nobody believes him]].
* ''TheFlintstones'' episodes had this when Wilma's mother arrives at the Flintstone house carrying the same bag as the old bank robber lady had while she was staying there. The robber leaves to evade the police, taking the wrong bag, while Wilma's mother opened the bag containing stolen money and got arrested by mistake.

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* ''HeyArnold'': ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'': Arnold, Gerald, and Sid find a shopping bag full of money, and decide to take it to the police station in the morning to collect a reward. But when Arnold arrives with the bag, it's full of birdseed. He tries to explain, "There was this old woman next to me on the bus, and she had pink hair, a peg leg, and one eyebrow. She had a whole bunch of shopping bags just like mine, and she must have taken my bag by mistake." [[CassandraTruth Nobody believes him]].
* ''TheFlintstones'' ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' episodes had this when Wilma's mother arrives at the Flintstone house carrying the same bag as the old bank robber lady had while she was staying there. The robber leaves to evade the police, taking the wrong bag, while Wilma's mother opened the bag containing stolen money and got arrested by mistake.



* ''Series/BobsBurgers'' - Tina's siblings pull this bit on her classmate Tammy to retrieve her notebook of 'erotic friend fiction' and avoid public humiliation.

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* ''Series/BobsBurgers'' ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' - Tina's siblings pull this bit on her classmate Tammy to retrieve her notebook of 'erotic friend fiction' and avoid public humiliation.
9th Mar '16 1:48:43 PM Hossmeister
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* ''BobsBurgers'' - Tina's siblings pull this bit on her classmate Tammy to retrieve her notebook of 'erotic friend fiction' and avoid public humiliation.

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* ''BobsBurgers'' ''Series/BobsBurgers'' - Tina's siblings pull this bit on her classmate Tammy to retrieve her notebook of 'erotic friend fiction' and avoid public humiliation.
12th Oct '15 9:31:56 PM TheTropper
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* ''GravityFalls' has Dipper and Mabel accidentally switch bags at the end of "Dipper and Mabel vs The Future", [[spoiler:and due to being LockedOutOfTheLoop, the latter gives the disguised BigBad the [[SealedEvilInACan dimensional rift]], jumpstarting the EndOfTheWorld.]]

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* ''GravityFalls' ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has Dipper and Mabel accidentally switch bags at the end of "Dipper and Mabel vs The Future", [[spoiler:and due to being LockedOutOfTheLoop, the latter Mabel gives the disguised BigBad Bill Cipher the [[SealedEvilInACan [[{{Hellgate}} dimensional rift]], jumpstarting the EndOfTheWorld.]]
12th Oct '15 6:59:56 PM RacattackForce
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* ''GravityFalls' has Dipper and Mabel accidentally switch bags at the end of "Dipper and Mabel vs The Future", [[spoiler:and due to being LockedOutOfTheLoop, the latter inadvertently gives the BigBad the [[SealedEvilInACan dimensional rift.]]]]

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* ''GravityFalls' has Dipper and Mabel accidentally switch bags at the end of "Dipper and Mabel vs The Future", [[spoiler:and due to being LockedOutOfTheLoop, the latter inadvertently gives the disguised BigBad the [[SealedEvilInACan dimensional rift.]]]]rift]], jumpstarting the EndOfTheWorld.]]
12th Oct '15 6:57:00 PM RacattackForce
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* ''GravityFalls' has Dipper and Mabel accidentally switch bags at the end of "Dipper and Mabel vs The Future", [[spoiler:and due to being LockedOutOfTheLoop, the latter inadvertently gives the BigBad the [[SealedEvilInACan dimensional rift.]]]]
6th Sep '15 11:55:12 AM nombretomado
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* One of the revelations of TheRashomon in ''NeedForSpeed: Carbon'' is the switching of two bags, one of them with money.

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* One of the revelations of TheRashomon in ''NeedForSpeed: ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeed: Carbon'' is the switching of two bags, one of them with money.
17th Jul '15 5:54:24 AM Vilui
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Through a series of random accidents and deliberate thefts the bags get switched. Repeatedly. The remainder of the story is a form of a farce based on people trying to get the "right" bag. The bags will change hands many times through many different players, and always on camera so that the audience can actually try to play the ShellGame and keep track. Unfortunately, they never actually open the bags to check that the contents are correct until they find themselves in utterly humiliating circumstances. Except for the person with the jewels: chances are they're the unlucky one who lost their underwear. Chances are once they see the jewels they won't really care too much anymore.

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Through a series of random accidents and deliberate thefts the bags get switched. Repeatedly. The remainder of the story is a form of a farce based on people trying to get the "right" bag. The bags will change hands many times through many different players, and always on camera so that the audience can actually try to play the ShellGame and keep track. Unfortunately, they never actually open the bags to check that the contents are correct until they find themselves in utterly humiliating circumstances. Except for the person with the jewels: chances are they're the unlucky one who lost their underwear. Chances are once they see the jewels they won't really care too much anymore.
any more.
14th Jul '15 12:52:02 PM mlsmithca
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* In ''TheGoonShow'' episode "Foiled by President Fred" the payoff involves a red sack and a blue sack. Which sack contains the real money and which contains forged notes? Eccles claims to know, but he's colour-blind. Or ''is'' he?

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* ''Radio/TheGoonShow'':
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In ''TheGoonShow'' "The Spanish Suitcase", the characters are trying to track down the title container, which supposedly holds the takings from a jewel robbery perpetrated by Major Bloodnok on behalf of Grytpype-Thynne and Moriarty. However, when the entire primary cast (except Minnie Bannister) have ended up in the same jail cell and Hotel Fred proprietor Henry Crun produces the suitcase, Bloodnok insists it only contains a change of underwear, and proves it by opening it and letting Grytpype-Thynne and Moriarty feel the contents. At the end of the episode, it is revealed that the actual suitcase of jewels was stolen by the porter at the Hotel Fred - narrator Wallace Greenslade.
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episode "Foiled by President Fred" Fred", the payoff involves a red sack and a blue sack. Which sack contains the real money and which contains forged notes? Eccles claims to know, but he's colour-blind. Or ''is'' he?
14th Jul '15 10:40:23 AM rcmerod52
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* One episode of ''{{Anime/Kochikame}}'' involved one of these, in which one of the bags contained photos of Nakagawa posing shirtless. Ryotsu and Nakagawa then spend the rest of the episode attempting to get that bag back (since, well, their chief has it and all...).
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