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16th Mar '17 9:27:30 AM nombretomado
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* Harold Hill from ''TheMusicMan''.

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* Harold Hill from ''TheMusicMan''.''Theatre/TheMusicMan''.
3rd Mar '17 8:13:29 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Bronn accuses Pyromancer Hallyne of being one of these, even going so far as to suggest that the wildfire he's making is actually pigshit, much to the man's affront. {{Averted}} during the Battle of the Blackwater when his wildfire turns out to be the real deal.
8th Jan '17 10:46:50 AM nombretomado
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** The most famous player of that character, Robert Preston, played an alien variant of the character as a shady military recruiter in ''TheLastStarfighter''.

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** The most famous player of that character, Robert Preston, played an alien variant of the character as a shady military recruiter in ''TheLastStarfighter''.''Film/TheLastStarfighter''.
3rd Jan '17 5:45:45 PM DesertDragon
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NB: To count as an example, the Snake Oil Salesman has to be ''knowingly'' hawking snake oil. Well-intentioned ignorance fits better under WorstAid.

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NB: To count as an example, the Snake Oil Salesman has to be ''knowingly'' hawking snake oil.fake medicine. Well-intentioned ignorance fits better under WorstAid.
17th Dec '16 11:44:45 AM timtom15
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* WebVideo/OnCinema: Dr San whom Tim often pays for alternative medicine treatments which often led to Tim developing more health issues. Greg however does not trust him and has on at least one occasion referred to his treatments as "quackery".
3rd Dec '16 7:00:07 PM KidDynamite
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* "Medicine Show" by Music/BigAudioDynamite is sung from the POV of one, extolling the virtues of his product, but never says what the product is.
13th Nov '16 9:33:48 AM nombretomado
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* DannyKaye's character Georgi in ''The Inspector General'' (1949) starts the film as the assistant of Snake Oil Salesman Yakov, but turns out to be too honest for the job.

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* DannyKaye's Creator/DannyKaye's character Georgi in ''The Inspector General'' (1949) starts the film as the assistant of Snake Oil Salesman Yakov, but turns out to be too honest for the job.
24th Sep '16 8:35:56 PM JamesAustin
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* In ''Film/SeraphimFalls'', the [[Creator/LiamNeeson leading]] [[PierceBrosnan characters]] meet Madam [[LouisCypher Louise C. Fair]].

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* In ''Film/SeraphimFalls'', the [[Creator/LiamNeeson leading]] [[PierceBrosnan [[Creator/PierceBrosnan characters]] meet Madam [[LouisCypher Louise C. Fair]].
22nd Sep '16 3:04:45 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Ben10Omniverse'' episode, Professor Blarney T. Hokestar sells a "miracle elixir" that grows plant-like hair on the user's head. The elixir only works for a limited time though, as the alien it was demonstrated on (who [[TheShill just so happens to be the Prof's underling]]) is shown to be bald again a short time later.

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* In the ''Ben10Omniverse'' ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' episode, Professor Blarney T. Hokestar sells a "miracle elixir" that grows plant-like hair on the user's head. The elixir only works for a limited time though, as the alien it was demonstrated on (who [[TheShill just so happens to be the Prof's underling]]) is shown to be bald again a short time later.
13th Sep '16 4:17:00 PM Anddrix
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* Doc Terminus from ''Film/PetesDragon'' is a villainous version - and indeed, [[VillainSong his song]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHboMLW-Zn0 "Passamaquaddy"]] is practically a SnakeOilSalesman theme song. He's also [[StupidCrooks comically incompetent]]; he's been run out of every town he's ever visited, and he anticipates -- and gets -- an unfriendly reception when he winds up in one of those towns a second time. Oddly enough, the primary character who believes his products aren't useless quack remedies is... Doc Terminus himself. At the very least, he trusts his recipe book's claims about the merits of dragon parts.

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* Doc Terminus from ''Film/PetesDragon'' ''Film/PetesDragon1977'' is a villainous version - and indeed, [[VillainSong his song]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHboMLW-Zn0 "Passamaquaddy"]] is practically a SnakeOilSalesman theme song. He's also [[StupidCrooks comically incompetent]]; he's been run out of every town he's ever visited, and he anticipates -- and gets -- an unfriendly reception when he winds up in one of those towns a second time. Oddly enough, the primary character who believes his products aren't useless quack remedies is... Doc Terminus himself. At the very least, he trusts his recipe book's claims about the merits of dragon parts.
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