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19th Sep '17 1:08:43 PM dutchguy1986
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* Team Sugo Asurada from ''Anime/FutureGPXCyberFormula'' does not expect much of a success. After all, their racing crew is consists of only handful of TrueCompanions which barely fills the pitlane and a 14 year-old driver who had no experience in racing. That Hayato finishes third or fourth number of times makes them more happy than people who get a win, much to [[TheRival Randoll]]'s confusion.

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* Team Sugo Asurada from ''Anime/FutureGPXCyberFormula'' does not expect much of a success. After all, their racing crew is consists of only handful of TrueCompanions which barely fills the pitlane and a 14 year-old driver who had no experience in racing. That Hayato finishes third or fourth a number of times makes them more happy than people who get a win, much to [[TheRival Randoll]]'s confusion.
1st Sep '17 7:47:35 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In episode 7 of ''WebAnimation/BowsersKingdom'', Hal and Jeff enter the Villains Olympics to win the money to buy a TV. However, they end up in 2nd place and get the cash prize. The winners ended up in YoshisIsland where hungry Yoshis try to eat them and third place got a lifetime supply of milk, but [[VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine Petey]] was lactose-intolerant.

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* In episode 7 of ''WebAnimation/BowsersKingdom'', Hal and Jeff enter the Villains Olympics to win the money to buy a TV. However, they end up in 2nd place and get the cash prize. The winners ended up in YoshisIsland VideoGame/YoshisIsland where hungry Yoshis try to eat them and third place got a lifetime supply of milk, but [[VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine Petey]] was lactose-intolerant.
1st Jul '17 1:06:26 AM NESBoy
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Lisa is asked to take a dive in a prestigious spelling contest in exchange for a Seven Sisters college scholarship of her choice during the events of the episode "I'm Spelling As Fast As I Can". Lisa declares he refusal to do so in front of the entire audience, so when she does genuinely misspell a word, she ends up with nothing. The citizens of Springfield don't care, however, since Lisa became the town's biggest winner it could ever have. She even gets a monument on a mountain.
11th Jun '17 1:24:00 PM nombretomado
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* The Dutch [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball football team]] that lost TheWorldCup in 1974 is still fondly remembered as one of the best teams ever. The innovative [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_Football Total Football]] earned them a spot in the final with 5 wins and a draw, 14 goal for and only one against. On the decisive game against hosts West Germany, they got a penalty kick ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsnK_4IWBWc one minute in without the Germans touching the ball]]''. Then good old GermanicEfficiency trumped the "Clockwork Orange", who lost 2-1.

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* The Dutch [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball football team]] that lost TheWorldCup UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup in 1974 is still fondly remembered as one of the best teams ever. The innovative [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_Football Total Football]] earned them a spot in the final with 5 wins and a draw, 14 goal for and only one against. On the decisive game against hosts West Germany, they got a penalty kick ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsnK_4IWBWc one minute in without the Germans touching the ball]]''. Then good old GermanicEfficiency trumped the "Clockwork Orange", who lost 2-1.
9th Jun '17 7:22:11 AM billybobfred
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->''"First is the worst; second the best. Third is the one with the hairiest chest."''[[labelnote:Note]] Some versions end with "Third is the one with the treasure chest." Another goes "Third is the one with the sparkly dress."[[/labelnote]]

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->''"First is the worst; second the best. Third is the one with the hairiest chest."''[[labelnote:Note]] Some versions end with "Third is the one with the treasure chest." Another goes "Third is the one with the sparkly dress."[[/labelnote]]<something random that rhymes>."''[[note]]known variants: "hairy chest", "treasure chest", "sparkly dress"...[[/note]]
21st May '17 5:36:25 PM WillKeaton
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** The family once entered a float into a parade in hopes that, with only four other floats competing, they would win the $500 prize for fifth place.



* In ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' the family once entered a float into a parade in hopes that, with only four other floats competing, they would win the $500 prize for fifth place.
21st May '17 5:34:26 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' the family once entered a float into a parade in hopes that, with only four other floats competing, they would win the $500 prize for fifth place.
15th May '17 8:04:16 AM Couran
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** Also, most of the high achievers are Asian, and most schools have an unwritten hard cap in place of just how many Asian students they will accept.
5th May '17 6:55:25 PM ApeAccount
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* An episode of ''FantasyIsland'' had Tattoo spend a lot of money trying to win second prize in a jingle contest (a fur coat; not to wear but to give to a pretty lady of his choosing). Unfortunately, he won the much grander first prize…a trip to Fantasy Island.
1st May '17 12:06:50 PM FordPrefect
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* The card game called "Asshole" in which the loser has to give his best cards to the winner in the next round, the last-but-one to the second place and so on. Some consider it preferrable to take the middle place, where you get the leftover cards, than the place one better than that.

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* The card game called "Asshole" in which the loser has to give his best cards to the winner in the next round, the last-but-one to the second place and so on. Some consider it preferrable preferable to take the middle place, where you get the leftover cards, than the place one better than that.
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