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28th Mar '17 6:46:36 PM nombretomado
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* Del Boy from ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' went on ''Goldrush'' (a thinly disguised ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'') and lost in the final round. Then the producers realized that, wait a minute, his answer was actually ''right''. So they called him up to apologize and offer him the prize money. But he assumed it was a prank call and told them to give the money to charity.

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* Del Boy from ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' went on ''Goldrush'' (a thinly disguised ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'') and lost in the final round. Then the producers realized that, wait a minute, his answer was actually ''right''. So they called him up to apologize and offer him the prize money. But he assumed it was a prank call and told them to give the money to charity.
6th Mar '17 1:30:00 AM WarioBarker
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'': In "Arthur and the Big Riddle," Arthur loses on a game show called ''Riddle Quest'', but he only does so because he gets distracted wondering whether he'd be on the show for the rest of his life if he kept winning.
** Thought he threw the match because he didn't want that to happen.
*** [[InvincibleHero Ken Jennings]], [[FunnyAneurysmMoment anyone]]?
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' had Garfield win the lottery after Jon opted to toss away his ticket. However, during an interview on a Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous-type show, Garfield was revealed to be underage (about 12-13 when the episode was produced) and the judge of the lottery suddenly appeared to void the winning. The new winner? The host of that very show where Garfield was just outted in!
* The ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Big Man on Hippocampus" had the Griffins on ''Series/FamilyFeud'' and in the Fast Money round, Lois blazes through with just 199 of the 200 points needed to win the $5,000 dollars prize. However, Peter is chosen as the second contestant and he blows it big time, demanding to be credited for the answer "chair" (an answer that Lois had already given) and then forgetting how to ''pass'' a question he didn't know.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'': In "Arthur and the Big Riddle," Riddle", Arthur loses on a game show called ''Riddle Quest'', but he only does so because he gets distracted wondering whether threw the match. Why? Because during the last question, he imagines a scenario where he's still on the show as an old man. What, did he think he'd be on forced to live in the show for the rest of his life studio if he kept winning.
winning? And, more importantly, ''since when do kids think like this?''
** Thought he threw the match because he didn't want that to happen.
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[[InvincibleHero Ken Jennings]], [[FunnyAneurysmMoment anyone]]?
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' had Garfield win the lottery after Jon opted to toss away his ticket. However, during an interview on a Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous-type show, Garfield was revealed to be underage (about 12-13 when the episode was produced) and the judge of the lottery suddenly appeared to void the winning. The new winner? The host of that very show where Garfield was just outted outed in!
* The ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Big Man on Hippocampus" had the Griffins on ''Series/FamilyFeud'' and in the Fast Money round, Lois blazes through with just 199 of the 200 points needed to win the $5,000 dollars prize. However, Peter is chosen as the second contestant and he blows it big time, big-time, demanding to be credited for the answer "chair" (an answer that Lois had already given) and then forgetting how to ''pass'' a question he didn't know.



* In ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Hank won an Alamo Beer contest for a chance to win $1,000,000 if he throws a football through a one foot hole in a giant Alamo Beer can or let former quarterback Don Meredith throw the ball instead for $100,000 during a New Orleans game. Hank made many successful practice throws, but his tough choice made Meredith (who had a winter coat on) throw the ball instead... and misses, costing a possible college fund for Bobby.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' episode "Hands on a Big Mixer" Chower, Mung and a bunch of other people enter a contest where they have to keep their hand on a giant mixer and whoever is the last one to let go will win it. In the end, Chowder supposedly wins and lets go, only for it to turn out there was another contestant with their hand still on it; Chestnut, who is so tiny that nobody saw him until the reveal.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Hank won an Alamo Beer contest for a chance to win $1,000,000 if he throws a football through a one foot one-foot hole in a giant Alamo Beer can or let former quarterback Don Meredith throw the ball instead for $100,000 during a New Orleans game. Hank made many successful practice throws, but his tough choice made Meredith (who had a winter Winter coat on) throw the ball instead... and misses, costing a possible college fund for Bobby.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' episode "Hands on a Big Mixer" Chower, Mung and a bunch of other people enter a contest where they have to keep their hand on a giant mixer and whoever is the last one to let go will win it. In the end, Chowder supposedly wins and lets go, only for it to turn out there was another contestant with their hand still on it; it: Chestnut, who is so tiny that nobody saw him until the reveal.
8th Feb '17 7:35:17 PM erforce
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* Since most movies aren't slaves to the status quo, they're usually exceptions to this trope. A notable example is Rosie Perez's character Gloria becoming a five-day champ on ''Jeopardy!'' in ''White Men Can't Jump''.

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* Since most movies aren't slaves to the status quo, they're usually exceptions to this trope. A notable example is Rosie Perez's character Gloria becoming a five-day champ on ''Jeopardy!'' in ''White Men Can't Jump''.''Film/WhiteMenCantJump''.



* Rocky's wife says this exact line to him in ''RockyIV'', trying to convince him not to box his Russian challenger.
** Mason Dixon's manager says it in ''Rocky Balboa'', pointing out that if he wins, he beat up a 60-year-old... and if he loses, a 60-year-old beat the crap out of him.

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* ''Franchise/{{Rocky}}''
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Rocky's wife says this exact line to him in ''RockyIV'', ''Film/RockyIV'', trying to convince him not to box his Russian challenger.
** Mason Dixon's manager says it in ''Rocky Balboa'', ''Film/RockyBalboa'', pointing out that if he wins, he beat up a 60-year-old... and if he loses, a 60-year-old beat the crap out of him.



* ''NationalLampoonsEuropeanVacation'' opens with the Griswolds on a game show called "Pig In A Poke". They win by accident and the prize is a trip to Europe, setting up the movie's plot.

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* ''NationalLampoonsEuropeanVacation'' ''Film/NationalLampoonsEuropeanVacation'' opens with the Griswolds on a game show called "Pig In A Poke". They win by accident and the prize is a trip to Europe, setting up the movie's plot.
14th Dec '16 4:32:48 AM mariofan1000
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[[caption-width-right:350:She owes ''Trebek'' money.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:She owes ''Trebek'' ''owes'' Trebek money.]]
14th Dec '16 4:29:45 AM mariofan1000
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19th Oct '16 5:12:58 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'': Arnold, his grandparents and two boarders use TeamSpirit to beat another family on a game show called "Fighting Families" (similar to the old Nick game show ''[[DoubleDare1986 Double Dare]]'').

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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'': Arnold, his grandparents and two boarders use TeamSpirit to beat another family on a game show called "Fighting Families" (similar to the old Nick game show ''[[DoubleDare1986 Double Dare]]'').''Series/{{Double Dare|1986}}'').
22nd Sep '16 9:28:33 PM lalalei2001
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* One ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' story had Dilton answer every question on a game show right... except the final one, "How many innings are in a baseball game," which was accidentally ''easy''. He got a consolation prize of a lifetime supply of sporting equipment.
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19th Sep '16 9:03:43 PM lalalei2001
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=petsdXjRN4w You just can't win. You're not that strong.]] Of course, because this is ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', someone has to win.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* [[http://badgods.com/probablylose.html You Probably Lose.]]
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19th Sep '16 8:40:38 PM nombretomado
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* One story in ArchieComics has Reggie on a thinly veiled parody of ''Series/LoveConnection''. He says he has a good time, but his date calls him a stuck-up, self-centered dick. His consolation prize is a board-game version of the show, and he's noticeably choking slightly as he accepts it. The last panel is everyone in the main cast, even his longtime rival Archie, feeling sorry for him for being humiliated on national TV. Even the ''reader'' is sorry for him.

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* One story in ArchieComics Franchise/ArchieComics has Reggie on a thinly veiled parody of ''Series/LoveConnection''. He says he has a good time, but his date calls him a stuck-up, self-centered dick. His consolation prize is a board-game version of the show, and he's noticeably choking slightly as he accepts it. The last panel is everyone in the main cast, even his longtime rival Archie, feeling sorry for him for being humiliated on national TV. Even the ''reader'' is sorry for him.
30th May '16 3:22:00 PM manepony101
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Fry participates in the quiz show, "Who Dares to Be a Millionaire?" hosted by Morbo. Stupid as Fry is, he quickly left after failing a $1 question thinking that the tool to use to hammer a nail is a nail which becomes the RunningGag of this episode.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Fry participates in the quiz show, "Who Dares to Be a Millionaire?" hosted by Morbo. Stupid as Fry is, he quickly left after failing a the $1 question thinking that the tool to use to hammer a nail is a another nail which becomes the RunningGag of this episode.
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