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23rd Apr '18 6:22:57 PM AutumnLeaves
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>'''Stepmother''': I will complain to the king! I will complain about the king!

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>'''Stepmother''': -->'''Stepmother''': I will complain to the king! I will complain about the king!
23rd Apr '18 6:22:11 PM AutumnLeaves
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* The 1948 Soviet adaptation of ''Literature/{{Cinderella}}'' is most frequently remembered for the stepmother who boasted of having better connections than the king himself.
>'''Stepmother''': I will complain to the king! I will complain about the king!
14th Apr '18 10:16:15 PM JackG
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* Averted in ''Film/BurntByTheSun''. After being arrested by the NKVD, Colonel Kotov rattles off Joseph Stalin's personal phone number. The secret policeman squirm in their seats, but when he goes to leave the car inflict a brutal beating.

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* Averted in ''Film/BurntByTheSun''. After being arrested by the NKVD, Colonel Kotov rattles off Joseph Stalin's personal phone number. The secret policeman policemen squirm in their seats, but when he goes to leave the car they inflict a brutal beating.beating. Kotov has no idea that Stalin is the one ordering his arrest in the first place.
13th Apr '18 7:09:36 PM dmcreif
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** The pull Luke has with Misty Knight from their work on Diamondback is how he's able to convince her to stash Claire Temple, Colleen Wing, Malcolm Ducasse, Trish Walker, Foggy Nelson and Karen Page in her precinct when the Hand begin targeting them.

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** The pull Luke has with Misty Knight from their work on Cottonmouth and Diamondback is how he's able to convince her to stash Claire Temple, Colleen Wing, Malcolm Ducasse, Trish Walker, Foggy Nelson and Karen Page in her precinct when the Hand begin targeting them.




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* ''Series/BreakingBad'': Gomez uses this to bluff the owner of Gus's laundromat when Hank sends him there to search for evidence of an underground meth lab:
-->'''Steven Gomez:''' So I bust this chef. Well, he says he's a chef, but just because you work at a restaurant that charges $14 for a burger, that don't make you a chef. That makes you a glorified burger flipper, at least in my book. Anyway, so we bust this chef for heroin possession. He says, "Well, just because you found heroin in my chef whites doesn't make it mine. Maybe it came from the place that launders my chef whites"- this place.
-->'''Dennis Markowski:''' Oh, come on, man. I don't want to do this stuff with you.
-->'''Steven Gomez:''' I- I know, I know. You don't have to say it. I'll say it for you: His story is a big load of steaming horse shit. I mean, we're going to find heroin here like we're going to find Jimmy Hoffa. Right? The thing is, is that the chef's daddy is a United States Senator. I'm not going to tell you which one, but you probably know who he is, right? So now I've got to waste my time checking out this burger flipper's story, and if I don't, his old man's going to jam me up, my ASAC, my whole entire office. [[TakeThat Politics, huh?]] So what do you think?
-->'''Dennis Markowski:''' Listen, you know what? I have to check with my boss, and he's out of town, and I can't promise I'll reach him
anytime soon either, you know?
-->'''Steven Gomez:''' Well, yeah, that's probably the way to go, so I'll have to go get a warrant, and we'll do it official, but you're probably going to have to close down for the day.
13th Apr '18 4:39:23 PM dmcreif
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* One of the major themes on ''Series/TheWire''. Clay Davis and Irving Burrell are two of the biggest offenders.

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* One of the major themes on ''Series/TheWire''. Clay Davis and Irving Ervin Burrell are two of the biggest offenders.



** Karen Page gets her job at the ''New York Bulletin'' because Mitchell Ellison feels bad about not having previously supported Ben Urich, who he knew had been close with Karen and had been mentoring her prior to his death. It should be noted that while many reviewers think the newspaper gig is well-suited to Karen, since it gives her the freedom to have her own plot arcs and still remain fully immersed in the action even if she's not heavily tied to Matt, they've also said that it requires a stretch of disbelief to accept that someone without a journalism degree or prior experience in the field would land a job with one of New York City's major newspapers just like that.

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** Karen Page gets her job at the ''New York Bulletin'' because Mitchell Ellison feels bad about not having previously supported Ben Urich, who he knew had been close with Karen and had been mentoring her prior to his death. It should be noted that while many reviewers think the newspaper gig Karen's connection to Ben and to Ellison is well-suited to Karen, since it gives what gets her the freedom to job, when anyone else who doesn't have her own plot arcs and still remain fully immersed in the action even if she's not heavily tied to Matt, they've also said that it requires a stretch of disbelief to accept that someone without a journalism degree or prior experience in the field would land have a very slim chance of landing a job with one of New York City's major newspapers just like that.''and'' get a private office.
13th Apr '18 4:20:37 PM dmcreif
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** The final straw in [[http://notalwaysright.com/punch-drunk-and-love/ this]] HumiliationConga: not only does he ''not'' have connections, but the fellow customer whose removal he's asking for ''does.''[[note]]As in, the customer he was trying to hit on and then assault was the bartender's sister. The bouncer at said bar was the bartender's husband.[[/note]]

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** The final straw in [[http://notalwaysright.com/punch-drunk-and-love/ this]] HumiliationConga: not only does he ''not'' have connections, but the fellow customer whose removal he's asking for ''does.''[[note]]As '' As in, the customer he was trying to hit on and then assault was the bartender's sister. The bouncer at said bar was the bartender's husband.[[/note]]
8th Apr '18 6:06:06 PM Ninamarie124
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7th Apr '18 10:40:20 AM nombretomado
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* This is what the various 'Influence' backgrounds in the WorldOfDarkness represent. Vampires, being immortal, are especially prone to cultivating these. Particularly the Ventrue.

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* This is what the various 'Influence' backgrounds in the WorldOfDarkness 'Franchise/TheWorldOfDarkness'' represent. Vampires, being immortal, are especially prone to cultivating these. Particularly the Ventrue.
29th Mar '18 9:55:04 PM nombretomado
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* In the adult-oriented VisualNovel "Discipline: A Record of a Crusade", this is the primary reason for Leona's RichBitch personality. When she's able to [[spoiler:use a jet to blow up a portion of a school building, [[KarmaHoudini and NOT get punished for it]]]], not even [[SinCity the O'Rourke family]] has ''that'' kind of clout.

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* In the adult-oriented VisualNovel "Discipline: A Record of a Crusade", this is the primary reason for Leona's RichBitch personality. When she's able to [[spoiler:use a jet to blow up a portion of a school building, [[KarmaHoudini and NOT get punished for it]]]], not even [[SinCity [[ComicBook/SinCity the O'Rourke family]] has ''that'' kind of clout.
20th Mar '18 10:12:18 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': Nelson & Murdock's difficulty in taking down Wilson Fisk is because Fisk is deeply connected, with corrupt cops and senators on his payroll.

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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': Nelson ''Series/Daredevil2015'':
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& Murdock's difficulty in taking down Wilson Fisk is because Fisk is deeply connected, with corrupt cops and senators on his payroll.payroll.
**Karen Page gets her job at the ''New York Bulletin'' because Mitchell Ellison feels bad about not having previously supported Ben Urich, who he knew had been close with Karen and had been mentoring her prior to his death. It should be noted that while many reviewers think the newspaper gig is well-suited to Karen, since it gives her the freedom to have her own plot arcs and still remain fully immersed in the action even if she's not heavily tied to Matt, they've also said that it requires a stretch of disbelief to accept that someone without a journalism degree or prior experience in the field would land a job with one of New York City's major newspapers just like that.



** Played for laughs in a later episode. When Jessica and Trish are searching the morgues looking for Kilgrave's father, Trish bribes one clerk into letting them search the bodies by getting him the chef's table at Per Se.

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** Played for laughs in a later episode. When Jessica and Trish are searching the morgues looking for Kilgrave's father, Trish bribes one clerk Maury Tuttlebaum into letting them search the bodies by getting him the chef's table at Per Se.


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** In season 2, Trish uses another favor with Maury to get him to fast-track the identification of a charred skull she and Jessica find in a building.
** In episode six of season 2, Trish and Jessica try to enter a private country club to talk to Dr. Karl Malus's donor Justis Ambrose. But the maitre'd refuses to let them through despite recognizing Trish. Ultimately, Jessica has to sneak in by hopping over a wall while Trish just launches a tirade at the maitre'd calling him a sexist.
** In episode four of season 2, Trish's new boyfriend Griffin Sinclair offers to use his pull as a newscaster at ZCN to get Trish a job there. She politely declines saying, "I love you for offering, but going to them as Griffin Sinclair's girlfriend won't get me taken seriously," and she would rather get the job by her own merits than her connections.
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