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23rd Mar '16 3:13:10 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheAdventuresOfSuperman'': The HostageSituation of "[[Recap/TheAdventuresOfSupermanS1E21TheHumanBomb The Human Bomb]]" was set off by Bet-a-Million Butler making a gamble with another man that he could control Superman for thirty minutes. Of course, he lost
* ''RebeldeWay''. Pablo Bustamante. Again, and again, and again...

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* ''TheAdventuresOfSuperman'': ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman'': The HostageSituation of "[[Recap/TheAdventuresOfSupermanS1E21TheHumanBomb The Human Bomb]]" was set off by Bet-a-Million Butler making a gamble with another man that he could control Superman for thirty minutes. Of course, he lost
* ''RebeldeWay''.''Series/RebeldeWay''. Pablo Bustamante. Again, and again, and again...



* ''{{Seinfeld}}'' and the episode ''The Contest'', a bet of who can remain [[ADateWithRosiePalms Master of]] [[UnusualEuphemism their domain]] the longest.

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* ''{{Seinfeld}}'' ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' and the episode ''The Contest'', a bet of who can remain [[ADateWithRosiePalms Master of]] [[UnusualEuphemism their domain]] the longest.



* One DrakeAndJosh episode titled "The Bet" had Drake and Josh betting they could quit their bad habits longer than the other. In this case, the habits in question were Drake's addiction to junk food and Josh's addiction to video games. The episode also has their parents making a bet on which boy would cave in first. Audrey betting Josh would win, and Walter betting Drake would win.

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One DrakeAndJosh episode titled "The Bet" had Drake and Josh betting they could quit their bad habits longer than the other. In this case, the habits in question were Drake's addiction to junk food and Josh's addiction to video games. The episode also has their parents making a bet on which boy would cave in first. Audrey betting Josh would win, and Walter betting Drake would win.



* In ''KenanAndKel'', Kenan bets Kel that he can't go a week without drinking orange soda. Anyone who watches the show knows how much Kel loves orange soda.
* In ''{{Friends}}'', Ross bets Chandler $50 that he can't go a week without cracking a joke. Of course, during the next days everybody does their best to screw Chandler by putting him in situations in which he would normally make jokes. In the end, Chandler ends up giving Ross $50 and [[BrickJoke tells all the jokes he would have said during the whole chapter]].

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* In ''KenanAndKel'', ''Series/KenanAndKel'', Kenan bets Kel that he can't go a week without drinking orange soda. Anyone who watches the show knows how much Kel loves orange soda.
* In ''{{Friends}}'', ''Series/{{Friends}}'':
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Ross bets Chandler $50 that he can't go a week without cracking a joke. Of course, during the next days everybody does their best to screw Chandler by putting him in situations in which he would normally make jokes. In the end, Chandler ends up giving Ross $50 and [[BrickJoke tells all the jokes he would have said during the whole chapter]].



* The subplot of ''{{CSI NY}}'' 'Nine Thirteen' has the team trying to figure out whether or not Lindsay is pregnant. It's only made fully clear at the end, but they're trying the whole ep to get her to talk. When she admits to Danny that she is, they are all shown paying up on the bets.

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* The subplot of ''{{CSI ''Series/{{CSI NY}}'' 'Nine Thirteen' has the team trying to figure out whether or not Lindsay is pregnant. It's only made fully clear at the end, but they're trying the whole ep to get her to talk. When she admits to Danny that she is, they are all shown paying up on the bets.



* ''TheAquabatsSuperShow'' episode "Cobraman!" is filled with a lot of these. The MC Bat Commander's tendency to accept these bets, despite his losing history with them, [[FlawExploitation is used against him]] in a battle against the Cobraman for the Battletram.

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* ''TheAquabatsSuperShow'' ''Series/TheAquabatsSuperShow'' episode "Cobraman!" is filled with a lot of these. The MC Bat Commander's tendency to accept these bets, despite his losing history with them, [[FlawExploitation is used against him]] in a battle against the Cobraman for the Battletram.
19th Mar '16 3:00:10 AM Hossmeister
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16th Mar '16 11:35:13 PM Narsil
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* The plot of ''LoveMeIfYouDare''.
16th Mar '16 11:34:28 PM Narsil
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* ''Film/TheSting'': Convinced that Henry Gondorf's gambling den is legit, Doyle Lonnegan ponies up $500,000 on a horse race. Lucky Dan to win at 4:1 odds. Once the race starts, Donnegan's informant says he told him to ''place'' the bet as Lucky Dan would run second. Cue the "Oh, Crap!" look on Donnegan's face.
25th Feb '16 10:29:12 PM LadyNorbert
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* OlderThanRadio: In Creator/MarkTwain's story ''The Million Pound Bank Note'' the bet is actually between two rich brothers as to what the main character will do when given the titular bank note.

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* OlderThanRadio: In Creator/MarkTwain's story ''The Million Pound Bank Note'' Note,'' the bet is actually between two rich brothers as to what the main character will do when given the titular bank note.



* Han Solo's penchant for gambling is almost a RunningGag in the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, with the Millennium Falcon being the best example of that. He won it off Lando Calrissian in a sabacc game, lost it back to him in another game, won it back, and then finally lost it permanently. Luckily, Lando was trying to impress Mara Jade and gave it back.

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* Han Solo's penchant for gambling is almost a RunningGag in the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, with the Millennium Falcon ''Millennium Falcon'' being the best example of that. He won it off Lando Calrissian in a sabacc game, lost it back to him in another game, won it back, and then finally lost it permanently. Luckily, Lando was trying to impress Mara Jade and gave it back.



** The reality show ''My Obnoxious Fiancee'' was essentially a bet between the network and the lead woman. She had to maintain the lie that a paid actor was her fiancee until the wedding, and convince her family to attend, while he acted like a boorish loser for several days leading up to it.

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** The reality show ''My Obnoxious Fiancee'' Fiance'' was essentially a bet between the network and the lead woman. She had to maintain the lie that a paid actor was her fiancee fiance until the wedding, and convince her family to attend, while he acted like a boorish loser for several days leading up to it.



** Another episode of ''Scrubs'' had the Janitor bet JD he couldn't learn the names of everyone in the hospital. The stakes are that if the Janitor wins, JD has to do his job for a week; if JD wins, the Janitor will do his own job for a week. JD questions this, until the Janitor explains he means he'll ''actually'' do his job for a week. [[spoiler: The Janitor wins the bet of course, by exploiting his own status as TheNameless]]

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** Another episode of ''Scrubs'' had the Janitor bet JD he couldn't learn the names of everyone in the hospital. The stakes are that if the Janitor wins, JD has to do his job for a week; if JD wins, the Janitor will do his own job for a week. JD questions this, until the Janitor explains he means he'll ''actually'' do his job for a week. [[spoiler: The Janitor wins the bet of course, by exploiting his own status as TheNameless]]TheNameless.]]



* One DrakeAndJosh episode titled "The Bet" had Drake and Josh betting they could quit their bad habits longer than the other. In this case, Drake's addiction to junk food and Josh's addiction to video games. The episode also has their parents making a bet on which boy would cave in first. Audrey betting Josh would win, and Walter betting Drake would win.

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* One DrakeAndJosh episode titled "The Bet" had Drake and Josh betting they could quit their bad habits longer than the other. In this case, the habits in question were Drake's addiction to junk food and Josh's addiction to video games. The episode also has their parents making a bet on which boy would cave in first. Audrey betting Josh would win, and Walter betting Drake would win.


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* [[Literature/LittleHouseOnThePrairie Laura Ingalls Wilder]] once recounted that a bet was part and parcel to the start of her romance with her husband Almanzo. One of his friends bet the young Almanzo that he didn't have the guts to ask a specific girl to walk home from church. Almanzo took advantage of her placement in the room (very close to Laura) to pretend he misunderstood which girl his friend meant, as the directive was apparently not clear. He got to collect on the debt and still ask Laura, which was his intention all along.
19th Feb '16 10:14:02 AM PaulA
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* Creator/HRiderHaggard wrote ''Literature/KingSolomonsMines'' on the basis of a bet with his brother, who said H. Rider couldn't write a novel half as good as ''TreasureIsland'', the current bestselling pageturner of the day. Whether ''King Solomon's Mines'' is as good as ''Treasure Island'' is up to the reader, but Haggard's book sold so well publishers had trouble keeping up with demand.

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* Creator/HRiderHaggard wrote ''Literature/KingSolomonsMines'' on the basis of a bet with his brother, who said H. Rider couldn't write a novel half as good as ''TreasureIsland'', ''Literature/TreasureIsland'', the current bestselling pageturner of the day. Whether ''King Solomon's Mines'' is as good as ''Treasure Island'' is up to the reader, but Haggard's book sold so well publishers had trouble keeping up with demand.
2nd Feb '16 4:47:58 AM migmit
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* In a Russian musical comedy ''Film/HussarBallad'', two protagonists, Shura and Rzhevsky, makes a very plot-important bet: [[spoiler:that Rzhevsky, in case his bride gets into trouble, would not help her out. He claims to despise the girl too much; Shura is certain that he is better than that. Rzhevsky is unaware at this time that Shura and his bride are the same person.]]
27th Jan '16 8:17:43 PM GrammarNavi
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* Real life example: Creator/RogerZelazny wrote ''Literature/ANightInTheLonesomeOctober'' because someone bet he couldn't get readers to root for UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper as a hero. The resulting novel won him both the bet and a NebulaAward nomination.

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* Real life example: Creator/RogerZelazny wrote ''Literature/ANightInTheLonesomeOctober'' because someone bet he couldn't get readers to root for UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper as a hero. The resulting novel won him both the bet and a NebulaAward UsefulNotes/NebulaAward nomination.
23rd Jan '16 11:34:33 AM nombretomado
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* The latter part of ''Film/DirtyRottenScoundrels'' revolves around a bet between SteveMartin and MichaelCaine's characters over who is the better seducer/con-man. [[spoiler: The mark WINS; turns out SHE was the infamous con artist mentioned earlier, and was onto them from the start, playing along for the fun of it]]

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* The latter part of ''Film/DirtyRottenScoundrels'' revolves around a bet between SteveMartin Creator/SteveMartin and MichaelCaine's Creator/MichaelCaine's characters over who is the better seducer/con-man. [[spoiler: The mark WINS; turns out SHE was the infamous con artist mentioned earlier, and was onto them from the start, playing along for the fun of it]]
15th Jan '16 4:11:02 PM TomWalpertac2
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* ''Series/GoldRush'': During a season 5 episode, Dave Turin bets against Kevin over the quantity of gold in a particular cleanout. Dave loses and must wear an apron while making pancakes.
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