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7th Feb '18 10:44:35 PM jormis29
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* Parodied in a skit on ''Jimmy Kimmel Live'', featuring [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OemqVWi_R0k a skit]] where [[Film/TheProducers Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom]] ([[RoleReprisal played by Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick]]) try to make money off [[UsefulNote/AmericanPoliticalSystem the 2016 US Presidential race]], and bank their chances on [[Creator/DonaldTrump the man they feel is the worst possible candidate]]. HilarityEnsues.

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* Parodied in a skit on ''Jimmy Kimmel Live'', ''Series/JimmyKimmelLive'', featuring [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OemqVWi_R0k a skit]] where [[Film/TheProducers Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom]] ([[RoleReprisal played by Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick]]) try to make money off [[UsefulNote/AmericanPoliticalSystem the 2016 US Presidential race]], and bank their chances on [[Creator/DonaldTrump the man they feel is the worst possible candidate]]. HilarityEnsues.
4th Feb '18 9:58:10 PM rjd1922
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** Later reused as the RunningGag ''again'' in "Recap/AsterixAndTheLaurelWreath": to try and get into Caesar's palace to steal his laurel wreath (it's a long story), they get the bright idea of selling themselves as slaves from a vendor called the House of Typhus (where, in a MythologyGag to [[Recap/AsterixAndTheCauldron the previous story]], they end up selling themselves for a pittance). Finding out they actually got bought by a common Roman patriarch and not Caesar, they try to get themselves thrown out; first by serving up a [[CordonBleurghChef deliberately grotesque dinner]] (the family's son demands they be kept, because it works as a HideousHangoverCure), and then by waking them all up in the middle of the night by banging pots & pans and claiming it's a Gaulish tradition to throw celebrations like this (the inspired family promptly throws their own raucous all-night party, which keeps the Gauls up all night). Then they deliberately get themselves thrown in prison so they can search Julius Caesar's palace (no luck), then allow themselves to be sentenced to be thrown to the lions in plans of pulling off a snatch & flee for the wreathe, only for Caesar to not be present in the audience the day of their sentencing.

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** Later reused as the RunningGag ''again'' in "Recap/AsterixAndTheLaurelWreath": to try and get into Caesar's palace to steal his laurel wreath (it's a long story), they get the bright idea of selling themselves as slaves from a vendor called the House of Typhus (where, in a MythologyGag to [[Recap/AsterixAndTheCauldron the previous story]], they end up selling themselves for a pittance). Finding out they actually got bought by a common Roman patriarch and not Caesar, they try to get themselves thrown out; first by serving up a [[CordonBleurghChef [[CordonBleughChef deliberately grotesque dinner]] (the family's son demands they be kept, because it works as a HideousHangoverCure), and then by waking them all up in the middle of the night by banging pots & pans and claiming it's a Gaulish tradition to throw celebrations like this (the inspired family promptly throws their own raucous all-night party, which keeps the Gauls up all night). Then they deliberately get themselves thrown in prison so they can search Julius Caesar's palace (no luck), then allow themselves to be sentenced to be thrown to the lions in plans of pulling off a snatch & flee for the wreathe, only for Caesar to not be present in the audience the day of their sentencing.
3rd Feb '18 1:13:22 AM WanderingBrowser
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* This is the RunningGag for the ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' story,"Recap/AsterixAndTheCauldron": desperate to try and replace "stolen" money (it's a long story), Asterix and Obelix try, first, to steal the replacement money from one of the nearby Roman camps (no money there), then they try and steal from their old victims the pirates (again, no money there). They try selling boars (they have so little understanding of economics they sell their whole stock for a pittance), join a gladiatorial arena (they win so effortlessly they put it out of business), attempt to perform with a theatrical group (Obelix causes a riot in a bout of stage fright), try to win money by gambling (they fail), and finally try to rob a bank (it's already empty, because of Caesar's taxes).
** Later reused as the RunningGag ''again'' in "Recap/AsterixAndTheLaurelWreath": to try and get into Caesar's palace to steal his laurel wreath (it's a long story), they get the bright idea of selling themselves as slaves from a vendor called the House of Typhus (where, in a MythologyGag to [[Recap/AsterixAndTheCauldron the previous story]], they end up selling themselves for a pittance). Finding out they actually got bought by a common Roman patriarch and not Caesar, they try to get themselves thrown out; first by serving up a [[CordonBleurghChef deliberately grotesque dinner]] (the family's son demands they be kept, because it works as a HideousHangoverCure), and then by waking them all up in the middle of the night by banging pots & pans and claiming it's a Gaulish tradition to throw celebrations like this (the inspired family promptly throws their own raucous all-night party, which keeps the Gauls up all night). Then they deliberately get themselves thrown in prison so they can search Julius Caesar's palace (no luck), then allow themselves to be sentenced to be thrown to the lions in plans of pulling off a snatch & flee for the wreathe, only for Caesar to not be present in the audience the day of their sentencing.
26th Jan '18 8:11:11 AM Eddy1215
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** In "Wentz' Weather Girls", Tedy and Ivy try to get fired the newly opened weather-themed restaurant run by Ivy's father by causing havoc. Unfortunately, the customers love it.

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** In "Wentz' Weather Girls", Tedy and Ivy try to get fired from the newly opened weather-themed restaurant run by Ivy's father by causing havoc. Unfortunately, the customers love it.
25th Jan '18 11:14:46 PM Nadim
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** In an early episode, Teddy tried to purposely mess up her tryout to avoid the embarrassment of becoming the school mascot after Amy forced her to try out as a "family heiratage". However, [[DisqualificationInducedVictory she ends up getting the role by default due to being only the one who showed up.]]

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** In an early episode, "Double Whammy", Teddy tried to purposely mess up her tryout to avoid the embarrassment of becoming the school mascot after Amy forced her to try out as a "family heiratage". However, [[DisqualificationInducedVictory she ends up getting the role by default due to being only the one who showed up.]]]]
** In "Wentz' Weather Girls", Tedy and Ivy try to get fired the newly opened weather-themed restaurant run by Ivy's father by causing havoc. Unfortunately, the customers love it.
20th Jan '18 3:03:23 AM mariofan1000
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* ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'' was considered "Career Suicide" by Creator/EdmundMcMillen for it's dark subject matter and [[BlackComedy sense of humor.]] Instead, it became massively successful, gained a huge fanbase, spawned a full on VideoGameRemake, and kickstarted a new genre of "Roguelite" games.


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* In 2012, Republican lawmaker Mitch [=McConnell=] introduced a bill that would allow the president to raise the debt ceiling. It was intended as a bluff to prove that Democrats would vote against it, proving how split the democrats were on the issue. Instead, the democrats agreed enough to it for a straight up or down vote, [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2012/12/06/dem-unity-forces-mcconnell-to-filibuster-his-own-proposal/?utm_term=.a47e2f7a6310 which forced McConnell to fillibuster his own bill.]]
18th Jan '18 12:59:40 AM needsanewhobby
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** In most people's view, David Cameron only offered a referendum in the first place to try and placate some of his more right-wing, traditionalist MPs, who fell out with him after he legalised gay marriage - and also to try and win votes from UKIP, a right-wing party offering the same choice. At the time, he calculated, the Conservatives did not look like winning a majority, and he assumed that if he was going to stay as Prime Minister after the next election, he'd have to go back into coalition with the Liberal Democrats (who love the EU as much as anyone in Britain), and could "sacrifice" the offer as part of his party's negotiations. But then the Conservatives won an unexpected majority - largely by taking seats from the Liberal Democrats - and he was forced to go through with his ultimately doomed plan.

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** In most people's view, David Cameron only offered a referendum in the first place to try and placate some of his more right-wing, traditionalist MPs, lawmakers, who fell out with him after he legalised gay marriage - and also to try and win votes from UKIP, a right-wing party offering the same choice. At the time, he calculated, the Conservatives did not look like winning a majority, and he assumed that if he was going to stay as Prime Minister after the next election, he'd have to go back into coalition with the Liberal Democrats (who love the EU as much as anyone in Britain), and could "sacrifice" the offer as part of his party's negotiations. But then the Conservatives won an unexpected majority - largely by taking seats from the Liberal Democrats - and he was forced to go through with his ultimately doomed plan.
18th Jan '18 12:58:31 AM needsanewhobby
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** UsefulNotes/BorisJohnson is thought by many people to have backed Britain's campaign to leave the European Union, not so much because he believed in the cause, but because it would make him more popular with anti-EU Conservative Party members, and therefore more likely to become Prime Minster when David Cameron stepped down.[[note]]In Britain's parliamentary system the leader of the biggest party is the Prime Minister, and if a Prime Minister resigns in office his or her replacement only has to win an internal election with members of their party, rather than a general election.[[/note]] Meanwhile, goes the theory, he secretly hoped that the campaign, which was a long way behind in the polls, would fail and Britain would stay part of the EU. In the event, however, Boris, who was an immensely popular figure with the public, helped swing the referendum and ultimately ended up dragging Britain out against his own private wishes. [[WhatHaveIDone Ashamed of what had happened]], he didn't even contest the leadership battle that followed immediately afterwards.
** It's also widely believed that outsider candidate Jeremy Corbyn's [[CurbStompBattle landslide win]] of the Labour leadership in 2015 is down to Conservative supporters paying a trivial £3 joining fee to vote for him[[note]](more than one Conservative newspaper encouraged their readers to do this)[[/note]], the intention being that Corbyn, even more politically to the left than Michael Foot, would steer Labour to a colossal election defeat that would bury the Conservatives' main opposition or allow the UK Independence Party (UKIP) to take their place and ensure a right-wing domination of British politics for a generation. If this is true then all indications point to this backfiring spectacularly for the Conservatives, as [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Corbyn's Labour managed to make considerable gains in a snap election called by Conservative leader Theresa May two years later and is currently surging ahead in popularity polls]].


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* [[UsefulNotes/BritishPoliticalSystem British Politics]] has seemingly been full of this recently.
** UsefulNotes/BorisJohnson is thought by many people to have backed Britain's campaign to leave the European Union, not so much because he believed in the cause, but because it would make him more popular with anti-EU Conservative Party members, and therefore more likely to become Prime Minster when David Cameron stepped down.[[note]]In Britain's parliamentary system the leader of the biggest party is the Prime Minister, and if a Prime Minister resigns in office his or her replacement only has to win an internal election with members of their party, rather than a general election.[[/note]] Meanwhile, goes the theory, he secretly hoped that the campaign, which was a long way behind in the polls, would fail and Britain would stay part of the EU. In the event, however, Boris, who was an immensely popular figure with the public, helped swing the referendum and ultimately ended up dragging Britain out against his own private wishes. [[WhatHaveIDone Ashamed of what had happened]], he didn't even contest the leadership battle that followed immediately afterwards.
** In most people's view, David Cameron only offered a referendum in the first place to try and placate some of his more right-wing, traditionalist MPs, who fell out with him after he legalised gay marriage - and also to try and win votes from UKIP, a right-wing party offering the same choice. At the time, he calculated, the Conservatives did not look like winning a majority, and he assumed that if he was going to stay as Prime Minister after the next election, he'd have to go back into coalition with the Liberal Democrats (who love the EU as much as anyone in Britain), and could "sacrifice" the offer as part of his party's negotiations. But then the Conservatives won an unexpected majority - largely by taking seats from the Liberal Democrats - and he was forced to go through with his ultimately doomed plan.
** It's also widely believed that outsider candidate Jeremy Corbyn's [[CurbStompBattle landslide win]] of the Labour leadership in 2015 is down to Conservative supporters paying a trivial £3 joining fee to vote for him[[note]](more than one Conservative newspaper encouraged their readers to do this)[[/note]], the intention being that Corbyn, even more politically to the left than Michael Foot, would steer Labour to a colossal election defeat that would bury the Conservatives' main opposition or allow the UK Independence Party (UKIP) to take their place and ensure a right-wing domination of British politics for a generation. If this is true then all indications point to this backfiring spectacularly for the Conservatives, as [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Corbyn's Labour managed to make considerable gains in a snap election called by Conservative leader Theresa May two years later and is currently surging ahead in popularity polls]].
** Yeah, British politics (and particularly the Conservative Party) is pretty messed up!
12th Jan '18 5:06:57 AM TheKaizerreich
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* ''LightNovel/DateALive''[='=]s [[OriginalVideoAnimation 13th episode]] dedicates its first half to Shido attempting to botch his date with Origami in the worst way possibles as a means to get her off his back. It fails epicly because Origami is THAT much of a [[StalkerWithACrush devoted love interest]] with [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl a disregard for public opinion]] and [[TheComicallySerious a blunt attitude]], dumbfounding everyone in the process.

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* ''LightNovel/DateALive''[='=]s [[OriginalVideoAnimation 13th episode]] dedicates its first half to Shido attempting to botch his date with Origami in the worst way possibles possible as a means to get her off his back. It To wit: he asks her to dress up in a SchoolSwimsuit with [[AnimalEaredHeadband dog-eared headband]], "kneel like a bitch" and accept him leading her with a leash. ''She does exactly that.'' When he breaks down in tears and apologising, she respons with "Woof~". In other words, it fails epicly because Origami is THAT much of a [[StalkerWithACrush devoted love interest]] with [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl a disregard for public opinion]] and [[TheComicallySerious a blunt attitude]], dumbfounding everyone in the process.process.
12th Jan '18 5:00:37 AM TheKaizerreich
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A character's [[FailureGambit attempt to deliberately fail at some task (usually to fuel some other, hidden goal)]] backfires when the intended failure proves impossible, or becomes an unwanted success instead; in other words, they failed to ''fail''. ([[LogicBomb Something like that.]])

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A character's [[FailureGambit attempt to deliberately fail at some task (usually to fuel some other, hidden goal)]] backfires when the intended failure proves impossible, or becomes an unwanted success instead; in other words, [[LogicBomb they failed to ''fail''. ([[LogicBomb Something like that.]])at]] ''[[LogicBomb failing.]]''
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