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6th Sep '16 1:33:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''AroundTheWorldInEightyDays'', where Fogg embarks on the trip just because other members of his club bet him it couldn't be done.
* ''TheBetrothed'''s main conflict (Renzo and Lucia's efforts to get married) is caused by a bet between [[BigBad Don Rodrigo]] and Count Attilio: the former bet he would manage to lay his hands on Lucia.

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* ''AroundTheWorldInEightyDays'', ''Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays'', where Fogg embarks on the trip just because other members of his club bet him it couldn't be done.
* ''TheBetrothed'''s ''Literature/TheBetrothed'''s main conflict (Renzo and Lucia's efforts to get married) is caused by a bet between [[BigBad Don Rodrigo]] and Count Attilio: the former bet he would manage to lay his hands on Lucia.



* Garren's father, a [[TheEmpire Hrum]] senator in the FarsalaTrilogy, bets his seat in the Senate if his son can't conquer Farsala with only ten thousand troops.
* ''HowToEatFriedWorms''

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* Garren's father, a [[TheEmpire Hrum]] senator in the FarsalaTrilogy, ''Literature/FarsalaTrilogy'', bets his seat in the Senate if his son can't conquer Farsala with only ten thousand troops.
* ''HowToEatFriedWorms''''Literature/HowToEatFriedWorms''
17th Jun '16 7:48:58 PM nombretomado
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** ''Are You Dave Gorman?'': Dave bets his roomate Danny he can find 54 other Dave Gormans[[note]]One for every card in a standard deck, including the Jokers. This phrase or something like it is repeated OnceAnEpisode.[[/note]].

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** ''Are You Dave Gorman?'': Dave bets his roomate roommate Danny he can find 54 other Dave Gormans[[note]]One for every card in a standard deck, including the Jokers. This phrase or something like it is repeated OnceAnEpisode.[[/note]].



** All the above, and similar personalities, are mocked on a ''ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' sketch about a 'wacky guy' who makes a bet that he can make a cup of tea for everyone in Belgium.

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** All the above, and similar personalities, are mocked on a ''ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' sketch about a 'wacky guy' who makes a bet that he can make a cup of tea for everyone in Belgium.
3rd Jun '16 1:54:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/ShesAllThat'', [[BigManOnCampus Zack Siler]] bets his best friend [[JerkJock Dean]] [[BlondesAreEvil Sampson]] that he can turn the girl of Dean's choosing into the Prom Queen. [[spoiler: Zack loses, [[NakedPeopleAreFunny but the payoff is hilarious]].]]

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* In ''Film/ShesAllThat'', [[BigManOnCampus Zack Siler]] bets his best friend [[JerkJock Dean]] [[BlondesAreEvil Dean Sampson]] that he can turn the girl of Dean's choosing into the Prom Queen. [[spoiler: Zack loses, [[NakedPeopleAreFunny but the payoff is hilarious]].]]
16th May '16 8:34:20 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''Series/{{CSI}}'' 'Hitting The Cycle' centered on a betting pool regarding who would be the first to have a natural, accidental,homicide and suicide all in one night. Superdave, the coroner's assistant, won, though only because the other assistant died of natural causes during his shift.

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* ''Series/{{CSI}}'' ''Series/{{CSI}}'': 'Hitting The Cycle' centered on a betting pool regarding who would be the first to have a natural, accidental,homicide accidental, homicide and suicide all in one night. Superdave, the coroner's assistant, won, though only because the other assistant died of natural causes during his shift. The only one to bet on him was his boss Dr. Robbins, with everyone else betting on [=CSI=]s. Robbins explains that natural deaths are rarely investigated by a CSI, but David would be the one to look at every body that comes in.
10th May '16 7:52:02 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* An issue of ''LaffALympics'' (Marvel) had the charity money from the day's events gambled away to a guy named [[PunnyName Lucky Starr]]. The three teams confront him, and Starr issues a challenge: to locate a ceramic purple pig with clues provided to them. In a conclave of millionaires, wagers are taken as to which team will find the purple pig. Starr makes the biggest wager--on the Really Rottens. Needless to say, it doesn't end well for Starr ''or'' the Rottens.

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* An issue of ''LaffALympics'' ''WesternAnimation/LaffALympics'' (Marvel) had the charity money from the day's events gambled away to a guy named [[PunnyName Lucky Starr]]. The three teams confront him, and Starr issues a challenge: to locate a ceramic purple pig with clues provided to them. In a conclave of millionaires, wagers are taken as to which team will find the purple pig. Starr makes the biggest wager--on the Really Rottens. Needless to say, it doesn't end well for Starr ''or'' the Rottens.
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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* ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'':
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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.
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