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12th Jun '16 8:57:32 PM PaulA
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** Creator/ChristopherMarlowe's ''The Jew of Malta'' even more so.

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** * Creator/ChristopherMarlowe's ''The Jew of Malta'' ''Theatre/TheJewOfMalta'' even more so.
23rd May '16 8:56:22 AM Jeduthun
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Not to be confused with TheGrinch, even though the namer for this trope also hated Christmas.

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Not to be confused with TheGrinch, even though [[Literature/AChristmasCarol the namer for this trope trope]] also hated Christmas.
10th Apr '16 8:00:25 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'', Roger can be notoriously cheap. He tips the paperboy five cents a month (and then fails to realize why the guy never hits the front steps). He once offered to pay Peter five cents a hole for caddying at golf, and another time a dollar for mowing the lawn (which took six hours, because they still have a manual lawnmower).
27th Mar '16 9:59:20 AM nombretomado
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* Milburn Drysdale, from ''TheBeverlyHillbillies'' became more and more miserly as the series progressed. This was PlayedForLaughs, of course.

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* Milburn Drysdale, from ''TheBeverlyHillbillies'' ''Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies'' became more and more miserly as the series progressed. This was PlayedForLaughs, of course.



* Ben Weaver, from ''TheAndyGriffithShow''.

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* Ben Weaver, from ''TheAndyGriffithShow''.''Series/TheAndyGriffithShow''.
9th Mar '16 2:00:15 PM Hossmeister
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* The fictionalized Larry David in ''CurbYourEnthusiasm'' seems to be made of this trope. Like Jack Benny, the real Larry David isn't like this at all.

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* The fictionalized Larry David in ''CurbYourEnthusiasm'' ''Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm'' seems to be made of this trope. Like Jack Benny, the real Larry David isn't like this at all.
12th Feb '16 4:32:55 PM Doug86
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* Plyushkin in ''DeadSouls''. He owns several hundred souls, but lives as cheap as a beggar. Chichikov, the protagonist, also doesn't like giving away money.

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* Plyushkin in ''DeadSouls''.''Literature/DeadSouls''. He owns several hundred souls, but lives as cheap as a beggar. Chichikov, the protagonist, also doesn't like giving away money.
7th Feb '16 8:07:14 PM nombretomado
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* [[ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia Frank Reynolds]] is incredibly wealthy (having obtained it through multiple unscrupulous means,) but instead chooses to live in squalor with his possible son/bar janitor Charlie, only ever spending money on schemes that will make him more money or to spite someone he dislikes. This is lampshaded in the ChristmasSpecial when his children try to show him how horrible of a person he is (so that he will actually give them gifts) by tracking down his former business partner to portray the Ghosts of Christmas.

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* [[ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia [[Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia Frank Reynolds]] is incredibly wealthy (having obtained it through multiple unscrupulous means,) but instead chooses to live in squalor with his possible son/bar janitor Charlie, only ever spending money on schemes that will make him more money or to spite someone he dislikes. This is lampshaded in the ChristmasSpecial when his children try to show him how horrible of a person he is (so that he will actually give them gifts) by tracking down his former business partner to portray the Ghosts of Christmas.
1st Feb '16 3:53:04 PM Abracadabrantes
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* Paul-Louis Courier in ''La Ferme des Sept Péchés''.

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* Paul-Louis Courier in ''La Ferme des Sept Péchés''.Péchés'', at least in the servants' memories.
1st Feb '16 3:50:30 PM Abracadabrantes
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* Paul-Louis Courier in ''La Ferme des Sept Péchés''.
31st Dec '15 11:49:48 AM Abracadabrantes
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* André Masséna grew up in poverty, and while he adopted a rather lavish lifestyle befitting a Marshal and Duke of the French First Empire, he could prove extremely reluctant to spend his immense wealth. Marcellin Marbot, who was his aide de camp for some time, had a famous story to illustrate this: before the battle of Wagram, Masséna fell from his horse and was so badly injured that he could no longer ride and decided to survey the fighting from an open carriage instead. His coachman did not even flinch as he drove the dazzling carriage into the battlefield, and after the battle, Masséna's aides began suggesting that he give the man a pension. Masséna pretended to misunderstand, announcing that he would give the man a (small) one-time reward; when the aides insisted, he shouted that he would rather see them all dead and have a bullet in his arm than give anyone a pension. Eventually, though, he had to change his mind after Napoleon intervened. [[note]]However, the actual extent of his avarice is still up for debate, given that Marbot is known for [[UnreliableNarrator fiddling with the truth]], and he had a personal grudge against Masséna...[[/note]

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* André Masséna grew up in poverty, and while he adopted a rather lavish lifestyle befitting a Marshal and Duke of the French First Empire, he could prove extremely reluctant to spend his immense wealth. Marcellin Marbot, who was his aide de camp for some time, had a famous story to illustrate this: before the battle of Wagram, Masséna fell from his horse and was so badly injured that he could no longer ride and decided to survey the fighting from an open carriage instead. His coachman did not even flinch as he drove the dazzling carriage into the battlefield, and after the battle, Masséna's aides began suggesting that he give the man a pension. Masséna pretended to misunderstand, announcing that he would give the man a (small) one-time reward; when the aides insisted, he shouted that he would rather see them all dead and have a bullet in his arm than give anyone a pension. Eventually, though, he had to change his mind after Napoleon intervened. [[note]]However, the actual extent of his avarice is still up for debate, given that Marbot is known for [[UnreliableNarrator fiddling with the truth]], and he had a personal grudge against Masséna...[[/note][[/note]]
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