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7th Feb '16 8:09:00 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', the guys find an old time capsule they buried, which is filled with items they thought would be extremely valuable in ten years. Among other things, the items they find include a Greg Jeffries baseball card, a {{Korn}} CD, and a laserdisc copy of ''Film/TheCiderhouseRules''.
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* In an episode of ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', the guys find an old time capsule they buried, which is filled with items they thought would be extremely valuable in ten years. Among other things, the items they find include a Greg Jeffries baseball card, a {{Korn}} CD, and a laserdisc copy of ''Film/TheCiderhouseRules''.
14th Jan '16 10:04:31 PM jormis29
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* Mark Gruenwald famously predicted that the new wave of Marvel heroes introduced in the 1993 annuals would go on to become major players in the MarvelUniverse, with him taking [[TakeThat a dig]] at SquirrelGirl in the same speech. None of the annual heroes caught on except for [[Comicbook/{{Captain Mar-Vell}} Genis-Vell]], while Squirrel Girl remains a fan favorite to this day.
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* Mark Gruenwald famously predicted that the new wave of Marvel heroes introduced in the 1993 annuals would go on to become major players in the MarvelUniverse, with him taking [[TakeThat a dig]] at SquirrelGirl ComicBook/SquirrelGirl in the same speech. None of the annual heroes caught on except for [[Comicbook/{{Captain Mar-Vell}} [[Comicbook/CaptainMarVell Genis-Vell]], while Squirrel Girl remains a fan favorite to this day.
6th Jan '16 4:42:09 PM Narsil
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* At the end of ''{{Fun With Dick and Jane}}'', the protagonists have duped the evil CEO into [[InvoluntaryCharityDonation reimbursing all of his employees' stolen pensions]], are wealthy again and are happily driving towards the sunset... until a former colleague of Dick's drives next to him and tells him he got a great job at a company called Enron...and the credits roll.
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* At the end of ''{{Fun With Dick and Jane}}'', the 2005 remake of ''Film/FunWithDickAndJane'', the protagonists have duped the evil CEO into [[InvoluntaryCharityDonation reimbursing all of his employees' stolen pensions]], are wealthy again and are happily driving towards the sunset... until a former colleague of Dick's drives next to him and tells him he got a great job at a company called Enron...and the credits roll.
18th Dec '15 10:04:32 PM nombretomado
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* In the SFDebris review of the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Timeless", there's a little skit involving Creator/SteveJobs and Creator/GeorgeLucas having a conversation in 1998. Steve asks George if he wants to partner up to acquire a touchscreen company so they can use it on phones. Lucas [[ItWillNeverCatchOn dismisses him]] because he's too busy working on ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', the "greatest movie ever made" which he expects will win him several Oscars.
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* In the SFDebris WebSite/SFDebris review of the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Timeless", there's a little skit involving Creator/SteveJobs and Creator/GeorgeLucas having a conversation in 1998. Steve asks George if he wants to partner up to acquire a touchscreen company so they can use it on phones. Lucas [[ItWillNeverCatchOn dismisses him]] because he's too busy working on ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', the "greatest movie ever made" which he expects will win him several Oscars.
5th Dec '15 7:14:17 AM Morgenthaler
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** Abed and Troy were obsessed with the short-lived show ''Series/TheCape'' in a flashback scene from They insist it'll last [[MemeticMutation "six seasons and a movie!"]]
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** Abed and Troy were obsessed with the short-lived show ''Series/TheCape'' in a flashback scene from scene. They insist it'll last [[MemeticMutation "six seasons and a movie!"]]
5th Dec '15 7:13:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* In an episode of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' Sheldon has a flashback to going over his roommate contract with Leonard, which includes a clause that Friday nights are permanently reserved for the viewing of ''{{Series/Firefly}}'', stating that they "might as well make it official, the show is going to be on forever". It lasted (half of) one season.
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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': ** In an episode of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' episode, Sheldon has a flashback to going over his roommate contract with Leonard, which includes a clause that Friday nights are permanently reserved for the viewing of ''{{Series/Firefly}}'', stating that they "might as well make it official, the show is going to be on forever". It lasted (half of) one season.

* Similarly, Abed and Troy were obsessed with the short-lived show ''Series/TheCape'' in a flashback scene from ''Series/{{Community}}.'' They insist it'll last [[MemeticMutation "six seasons and a movie!"]]
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* Similarly, ''Series/{{Community}}'': ** Abed and Troy were obsessed with the short-lived show ''Series/TheCape'' in a flashback scene from ''Series/{{Community}}.'' They insist it'll last [[MemeticMutation "six seasons and a movie!"]]

* In an episode of ''Series/MadMen'', the publicity firm is hired by an enthusiastic RichIdiotWithNoDayJob to introduce professional [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jai_alai jai alai]] in the United States, convinced that it is going to be huge. Draper flat out tells the client that he is delusional, but since he insists he instructs his coworkers to [[AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted shake him down]]. ** This is TruthInTelevision; at the time ''Mad Men'' is set jai alai was expected to be the next big thing. While it had faddish popularity in the US in the early 70s, ultimately various factors like "it's really heavily mob controlled" drove spectators away in hordes.
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* ''Series/MadMen'': ** In an episode of ''Series/MadMen'', episode, the publicity firm is hired by an enthusiastic RichIdiotWithNoDayJob to introduce professional [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jai_alai jai alai]] in the United States, convinced that it is going to be huge. Draper flat out tells the client that he is delusional, but since he insists he instructs his coworkers to [[AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted shake him down]]. ** down]]. This is TruthInTelevision; at the time ''Mad Men'' is set jai alai was expected to be the next big thing. While it had faddish popularity in the US in the early 70s, ultimately various factors like "it's really heavily mob controlled" drove spectators away in hordes.

* In the first season of ''Film/BoardwalkEmpire'', set in 1920, a businessman tells Nucky that there is an Italian man in Boston working with mail coupons that can return investments in a couple of weeks with a 45% increase. Nucky says that those numbers are absurd and that there must be something very wrong with that guy, but the other man replies that he has had successful returns a couple of times already and has invested now his whole fortune. A couple of episodes later, we learn that the businessman has lost all his money and that this Italian's name is [[TropeCodifier Charles]] {{Ponzi}}.
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* ''Film/BoardwalkEmpire'': ** In the first season of ''Film/BoardwalkEmpire'', season, set in 1920, a businessman tells Nucky that there is an Italian man in Boston working with mail coupons that can return investments in a couple of weeks with a 45% increase. Nucky says that those numbers are absurd and that there must be something very wrong with that guy, but the other man replies that he has had successful returns a couple of times already and has invested now his whole fortune. A couple of episodes later, we learn that the businessman has lost all his money and that this Italian's name is [[TropeCodifier Charles]] {{Ponzi}}.

** There's a similar joke in ''Series/DowntonAbbey''; Lord Grantham, scouting around for ways to make back the money he lost investing in the recently-nationalised Canadian Grand Trunk Railway, notes that "There's a chap in America, what's his name, Charles Ponzi, who offers a huge return after 90 days." This prompts a {{Facepalm}} from Matthew, who's just been trying to explain the folly of get-rich-quick schemes. ** Incidentally, in RealLife, Charles Ponzi fell victim himself to the [[ItWillNeverCatchOn opposite trope]]. Before he became a con artist, he thought up an idea for a centralized commercial and residential telephone directory, but everyone shot him down. Later, the Yellow Pages were introduced. * In ''HappyDays'', Both Richie and Howard believe that the United Nations will put an end to all wars.
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** * There's a similar joke in ''Series/DowntonAbbey''; Lord Grantham, scouting around for ways to make back the money he lost investing in the recently-nationalised Canadian Grand Trunk Railway, notes that "There's a chap in America, what's his name, Charles Ponzi, who offers a huge return after 90 days." This prompts a {{Facepalm}} from Matthew, who's just been trying to explain the folly of get-rich-quick schemes. ** Incidentally, in RealLife, Charles Ponzi fell victim himself to the [[ItWillNeverCatchOn opposite trope]]. Before he became a con artist, he thought up an idea for a centralized commercial and residential telephone directory, but everyone shot him down. Later, the Yellow Pages were introduced. * In ''HappyDays'', ''Series/HappyDays'', Both Richie and Howard believe that the United Nations will put an end to all wars.
24th Nov '15 12:56:23 PM dangerdan97
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*** HarsherInHindsight now that both Cosby and Kodak have also fallen, to scandal and bankruptcy respectively. Pray for Jazz.
10th Nov '15 6:05:22 PM nombretomado
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* Near the end of ''Film/{{Grease}}'', the principal announces over the intercom that the graduating seniors may go on to greatness. One possible glorious future (this scene being set in the late spring of 1959) she speculates they might look forward to? Being the next Vice-President [[RichardNixon Nixon]].
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* Near the end of ''Film/{{Grease}}'', the principal announces over the intercom that the graduating seniors may go on to greatness. One possible glorious future (this scene being set in the late spring of 1959) she speculates they might look forward to? Being the next Vice-President [[RichardNixon [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon Nixon]].
13th Sep '15 11:48:53 AM comicwriter
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* In Giant-Size X-Men #3, Wolverine predicts to the newly-assembled X-Men that Thunderbird will outlast them all. Thunderbird is killed in their second mission, in Uncanny X-Men #95.
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* In Giant-Size X-Men ''Giant-Size X-Men'' #3, Wolverine {{Wolverine}} predicts to the newly-assembled X-Men Comicbook/XMen that Thunderbird will outlast them all. Thunderbird is killed in their second mission, in Uncanny X-Men #95.#95. * Mark Gruenwald famously predicted that the new wave of Marvel heroes introduced in the 1993 annuals would go on to become major players in the MarvelUniverse, with him taking [[TakeThat a dig]] at SquirrelGirl in the same speech. None of the annual heroes caught on except for [[Comicbook/{{Captain Mar-Vell}} Genis-Vell]], while Squirrel Girl remains a fan favorite to this day.
6th Sep '15 2:27:22 PM Lenoxus
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* In ''Series/MooneBoy'' (set in the early 1990s) Martin's science teacher describes the solar system, mentioning for no particular reason that [[PlutoIsExpendable Pluto will always be a planet]].
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