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3rd Aug '17 5:46:53 AM AsForMyHandle
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->'''Peter:''' Look, I don't want your mom to worry, all right? When she worries, she says things like "I told you so" and "Stop doing that, I'm asleep." So, I'm just gonna tell a little lie. Now not a word to your mom about me getting canned.\\
'''Lois:''' What's that, Peter?\\
'''Peter:''' Nothing. Ooh, the lost-my-job smells great.\\
'''Lois:''' What?\\
'''Peter:''' Uh, Meg, honey, could you pass the fired-my-ass-for-negligence?\\
'''Lois:''' Peter, are you feeling okay?\\
'''Peter:''' I feel great! I haven't got a job in the world!
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''

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->'''Peter:''' -> Look, I don't want your mom to worry, all right? When she worries, she says things like "I told you so" and "Stop doing that, I'm asleep." So, I'm just gonna tell a little lie. Now not a word to your mom about me getting canned.\\
'''Lois:''' What's that, Peter?\\
'''Peter:''' Nothing. Ooh, the lost-my-job smells great.\\
'''Lois:''' What?\\
'''Peter:''' Uh, Meg, honey, could you pass the fired-my-ass-for-negligence?\\
'''Lois:''' Peter, are you feeling okay?\\
'''Peter:''' I feel great! I haven't got a job in the world!
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canned.
-->--'''Peter Griffin''',
''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''
11th Jun '17 9:57:39 AM mlsmithca
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* ''Tokyo Sonata'' by Kiyoshi Kurosawa.
* ''Sonata'' by Aoyama Shinji.
* ''Film/TheFullMonty''

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\n* ''Tokyo Sonata'' Gerald in ''Film/TheFullMonty'' hasn't told his wife Linda that the steel mill at which he worked as a foreman closed down months ago, and still leaves the house every weekday morning in a suit and tie... to go to the job centre. He almost gets away with it by Kiyoshi Kurosawa.
* ''Sonata'' by Aoyama Shinji.
* ''Film/TheFullMonty''
securing an interview for a similar job that will pay him enough money in advance to cover the debts he has accumulated, but after his former subordinates Gary and Dave sabotage his interview, the repossession men start showing up at his house and give the game away. Linda does not take the revelation well. (Ironically, he is offered the job anyway, but too late to save face.)



* ''Une Epoque Formidable''



** Mona in ''Amreeka'' does the same thing, pretending to work in a bank when she's actually working in the fast-food joint next door.

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** * Mona in ''Amreeka'' does the same thing, pretending pretends to work in a bank when she's actually working in the fast-food joint next door.




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%%* ''Tokyo Sonata'' by Kiyoshi Kurosawa.
%%* ''Sonata'' by Aoyama Shinji.
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* The pilot episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', as shown in the page quote.
** To elaborate, Peter, due to drinking too much at a StagParty, was suffering from a hangover, and he ended up falling asleep at work. Note, his position at where he works is a safety inspector at the Happy-Go-Lucky Toy Factory, which means he was grossly negligent for sleeping on the job. He decided to try to keep it a secret, yet as his phrases indicate, he's doing a very bad job at trying to hide his being unemployed.

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\n* The pilot episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', as shown in the page quote.
** To elaborate,
''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Peter, due to drinking too much at a StagParty, was suffering from a hangover, and he ended up falling asleep at work. Note, his position at where he works is a safety inspector at the Happy-Go-Lucky Toy Factory, which means he was grossly negligent for sleeping on the job. He decided to try to keep it a secret, yet as his phrases indicate, he's doing a very bad job at trying to hide his being unemployed.



* Variation: Homer's life coach in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' persuaded him to quit his job at the nuclear plant and apply for a better position at a copper piping company. He didn't get it, but couldn't bear to tell his family and spends all day hanging out at Krusty Burger, filling out the map mazes on the back of the kid menus.
** Another episode has a different variation. After Homer accidentally loses all their money investing in pumpkins but stupidly hanging on to the stocks well after Halloween, he cant bring himself to tell Marge and in desperation ends up getting a loan from his hated sister-in-laws, who uses the loan to extort Homer into letting them abuse and humiliate him in return for keeping quiet.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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Variation: Homer's life coach in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' persuaded him to quit his job at the nuclear plant and apply for a better position at a copper piping company. He didn't get it, but couldn't bear to tell his family and spends all day hanging out at Krusty Burger, filling out the map mazes on the back of the kid menus.
** Another episode has a different variation. After Homer accidentally loses all their money investing in pumpkins but stupidly hanging on to the stocks well after Halloween, he cant can't bring himself to tell Marge and in desperation ends up getting a loan from his hated sister-in-laws, who uses use the loan to extort Homer into letting them abuse and humiliate him in return for keeping quiet.
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9th Jan '17 4:26:28 PM WillBGood
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* A variation with Mark Hacking who had his entire family and in-laws convinced that was attending college and had been accepted into medical school. In reality, he had flunked out of college and was carrying out a charade so as not to disappoint everyone. His wife discovered his deception when she called the medical school where he had supposedly been accepted and inquired about housing, only to learn he had never even applied. He murdered her (and consequently, their unborn child) when she confronted him.

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* A variation with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Lori_Hacking Mark Hacking who Hacking]]: he had his entire family and in-laws convinced that he was attending college and had been accepted into medical school. In reality, he had flunked out of college and was carrying out a charade so as not to disappoint everyone. His wife discovered his deception when she called the medical school where he had supposedly been accepted and inquired about housing, only to learn he had never even applied. He murdered her (and consequently, their unborn child) when she confronted him.
1st Jan '17 7:26:19 PM Delphi
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* ''Series/GoodTimes'': James invites a successful relative to dinner in hopes of borrowing some money, but during dinner he breaks down and reveals that he lost his job weeks ago and when he says he's at work, he just sits in a movie theater all day long.
29th Aug '16 12:55:23 AM foxley
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* ''Series/InspectorGeorgeGently'': More like 'Unconfessed Bankruptcy', but the VictimOfTheWeek in "Gently Among Friends" is hiding the extent of his financial troubles from his wife, even while he is pawning their belongings and passing their disappearance of as theft.

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* ''Series/InspectorGeorgeGently'': More like 'Unconfessed Bankruptcy', but the VictimOfTheWeek in "Gently Among Friends" is hiding the extent of his financial troubles from his wife, even while he is pawning their belongings and passing their disappearance of off as theft.
24th Aug '16 12:40:28 AM foxley
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* ''Series/InspectorGeorgeGently'': More like 'Unconfessed Bankruptcy', but the VictimOfTheWeek in "Gently Among Friends" is hiding the extent of his financial troubles from his wife, even while he is pawning their belongings and passing their disappearance of as theft.
7th Aug '16 5:39:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Tokyo Sonata'' by Kiyoshi Kurosawa.
* ''Sonata'' by Aoyama Shinji.

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* ''Sonata'' by Aoyama Shinji.
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* ''Tokyo Sonata'' by Kiyoshi Kurosawa.
* ''Sonata'' by Aoyama Shinji.
7th Aug '16 5:38:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* The premise of the Finnish film ''Film/AMansJob (Miehen työ) ''. The main character loses his job as a construction worker and doesn't dare to tell it to his depressed wife. He becomes a sex worker. Hilarity does not ensue.

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* The premise of the Finnish film ''Film/AMansJob (Miehen työ) ''. The main character loses his job as a construction worker and doesn't dare to tell it to his depressed wife. He becomes a sex worker. Hilarity does not ensue.



* Creator/AshtonKutcher's character in ''Film/GuessWho'' quits his job as a successful broker and insults his boss ([[spoiler:a racist who insulted the protagonist's black fiancée]]) but doesn't want to tell his fiancée as they're going to meet her parents. Unfortunately, his pissed off boss spreads false rumors about him, which means he can't get employment (apparently, no employer fact-checks). Unusually, by the end of the film, he still doesn't have a job, but his future father-in-law accepts him after learning ''why'' he quit.

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* Creator/AshtonKutcher's character in ''Film/GuessWho'' quits his job as a successful broker and insults his boss ([[spoiler:a racist who insulted the protagonist's black fiancée]]) but doesn't want to tell his fiancée as they're going to meet her parents. Unfortunately, his pissed off boss spreads false rumors about him, which means he can't get employment (apparently, no employer fact-checks). Unusually, by the end of the film, he still doesn't have a job, but his future father-in-law accepts him after learning ''why'' he quit.



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23rd Jul '16 8:49:30 PM DrOO7
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* In ''Film/SoulFood'', youngest sister Bird's husband Lem loses his job when his employer finds out about his criminal history. He tries to find another job before she finds out, but she does anyway. Then the trope is inverted in that she asks her ex-boyfriend to give him a job, but not to let him know. Of course, the boyfriend being a {{Jerkass}}, he tells him anyway.
23rd Jul '16 8:41:32 PM DrOO7
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** Another episode has a different variation. After Homer accidently loses all their money investing in pumpkins but stupidly hanging on to the stocks well after Halloween, he cant bring himself to tell Marge and in desperation ends up getting a loan from his hated sister-in-laws, who uses the loan to extort Homer into letting them abuse and humiliate him in return for keeping quiet.

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** Another episode has a different variation. After Homer accidently accidentally loses all their money investing in pumpkins but stupidly hanging on to the stocks well after Halloween, he cant bring himself to tell Marge and in desperation ends up getting a loan from his hated sister-in-laws, who uses the loan to extort Homer into letting them abuse and humiliate him in return for keeping quiet.


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* A variation with Mark Hacking who had his entire family and in-laws convinced that was attending college and had been accepted into medical school. In reality, he had flunked out of college and was carrying out a charade so as not to disappoint everyone. His wife discovered his deception when she called the medical school where he had supposedly been accepted and inquired about housing, only to learn he had never even applied. He murdered her (and consequently, their unborn child) when she confronted him.
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