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6th Oct '17 3:10:32 PM Psyclone
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* Near the beginning of ''Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet'', Jordan has obtained his stock broker's license and is eager to start his first day as a "master of the universe"...while the current date of October 19, 1987 appears on screen. As Jordan explains in the next scene, this date was later dubbed [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Monday_(1987) Black Monday]] and was then the biggest stock market since the Great Depression. Jordan ends up losing his job shortly afterwards and his outlook is so bleak he even considers becoming a stockboy at a grocery store, though he does manage to find success in stocks albeit in a different way.

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* Near the beginning of ''Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet'', Jordan has obtained his stock broker's license and is eager to start his first day as a "master of the universe"...while the current date of October 19, 1987 appears on screen. As Jordan explains in the next scene, this date was later dubbed [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Monday_(1987) Black Monday]] and was then the biggest stock market crash since the Great Depression. Jordan ends up losing his job shortly afterwards and his outlook is so bleak he even considers becoming a stockboy at a grocery store, though he does manage to find success in stocks albeit in a different way.
6th Oct '17 3:10:13 PM Psyclone
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* Near the beginning of ''Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet'', Jordan has obtained his stock broker's license and is eager to start his first day as a "master of the universe"...while the current date of October 19, 1987 appears on screen. As Jordan explains in the next scene, this date was later dubbed [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Monday_(1987) Black Monday]] and was then the biggest stock market since the Great Depression. Jordan ends up losing his job shortly afterwards and his outlook is so bleak he even considers becoming a stockboy at a grocery store.

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* Near the beginning of ''Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet'', Jordan has obtained his stock broker's license and is eager to start his first day as a "master of the universe"...while the current date of October 19, 1987 appears on screen. As Jordan explains in the next scene, this date was later dubbed [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Monday_(1987) Black Monday]] and was then the biggest stock market since the Great Depression. Jordan ends up losing his job shortly afterwards and his outlook is so bleak he even considers becoming a stockboy at a grocery store.store, though he does manage to find success in stocks albeit in a different way.
9th Sep '17 6:19:06 PM nombretomado
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** In a later episode, Sheldon, having trouble choosing between buying an X-Box or a Play Station, realizes that he has always picked the losing format. Along with the previously mentioned Zune, he also chose Betamax over VHS and DVDHD over BluRay.

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** In a later episode, Sheldon, having trouble choosing between buying an X-Box or a Play Station, realizes that he has always picked the losing format. Along with the previously mentioned Zune, he also chose Betamax over VHS and DVDHD over BluRay.UsefulNotes/BluRay.
9th Sep '17 2:45:04 PM Psyclone
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* Near the beginning of ''Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet'', Jordan has obtained his stock broker's license and is eager to start his first day as a "master of the universe"...while the current date of October 19, 1987 appears on screen. As Jordan explains in the next scene, this date was later dubbed [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Monday_(1987) Black Monday]] and was then the biggest stock market since the Great Depression. Jordan ends up losing his job shortly afterwards and his outlook is so bleak he even considers becoming a stockboy at a grocery store.
7th Jun '17 1:25:04 AM PaulA
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* CarlHiaasen's ''Nature Girl'' has two characters who went through this. One is a woman who was mistress to a man who killed his wife and ended up in a high-profile murder trial, which led to a sensationalised ghost-written book on her story for which she gained half a million dollars and a stockbroker boyfriend who recommended investing it in Enron; two years later, she had lost it all and was working at a bottom-feeding telemarketing company. The other is the mother of another character, whose many disappointments in life include her father cashing in his pension to invest it all in the Delorian Motor Company, leaving nothing to pass to his daughter.

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* CarlHiaasen's Creator/CarlHiaasen's ''Nature Girl'' has two characters who went through this. One is a woman who was mistress to a man who killed his wife and ended up in a high-profile murder trial, which led to a sensationalised ghost-written book on her story for which she gained half a million dollars and a stockbroker boyfriend who recommended investing it in Enron; two years later, she had lost it all and was working at a bottom-feeding telemarketing company. The other is the mother of another character, whose many disappointments in life include her father cashing in his pension to invest it all in the Delorian Delorean Motor Company, leaving nothing to pass to his daughter.
28th May '17 11:12:27 AM jtierney50
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* At the end of ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'', Kraglin gives Starlord a Zune [[spoiler:to replace his destroyed Walkman]]. Starlord, amazed that it can hold ''hundreds'' of songs, says that it's going to revolutionize the way we listen to music. He's right, in a way, but the Zune didn't last too long. Played doubly strong here: not only do we, the audience, know that Zunes were crushed by Apple's iPod, but anyone living on Earth at the time of the movie could tell him the same thing (it takes place in 2014).
28th May '17 11:08:46 AM jtierney50
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* In the ScreenToStage adaptation of ''Film/TheWeddingSinger'', Gulia predicts that "New Coke" will be the next big thing. Guess what doesn't catch on?

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* In the ScreenToStage musical adaptation of ''Film/TheWeddingSinger'', Gulia predicts that "New Coke" will be the next big thing. Guess what doesn't catch on?
28th May '17 11:08:31 AM jtierney50
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* In the ScreenToStage adaptation of ''Film/TheWeddingSinger'', Gulia predicts that "New Coke" will be the next big thing. Guess what doesn't catch on?
9th Apr '17 2:49:44 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* In ''Film/SLCPunk'', a punk proudly shows off his hyper-new laser disc player and explains what it is. Laser discs never caught on.

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* In ''Film/SLCPunk'', a punk in the 1980s proudly shows off his hyper-new laser disc player and explains what it is. Laser discs never caught on.
5th Nov '16 9:26:10 AM Andyroid
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Compare ItWillNeverCatchOn, the inverse of this trope (along with a real life example, AndYouThoughtItWouldFail and NotSoCrazyAnymore).

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Compare AnyoneRememberPogs, when people look back on things that were supposed to be huge but faded out, and ItWillNeverCatchOn, the inverse of this trope (along with a real life example, AndYouThoughtItWouldFail and NotSoCrazyAnymore).
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