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23rd May '16 6:34:49 AM JeffTheCat
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* In ''Webcomic/TheSilverEye'', when [[spoiler: Joshua dies and Apen loses his title as king]], Apen's sister April hurriedly gives him the Silver Eye, saying that as an ancient Shephard relic, it should stay in the family, even if he's being banished.
9th May '16 3:35:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* In an episode of ''MenBehavingBadly'', Gary receives an inheritance of £35,000, which he tries to keep quiet about. Unfortunately, everyone else finds out - Tony, Anthea and George - and everyone wants a slice. His long-suffering girlfriend Dorothy is furious she hasn't been told about this, and she forces him to give it all to a hospital charity near her heart. Gary then compounds his inept crassness by trying to cancel the cheque...

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* In an episode of ''MenBehavingBadly'', ''Series/MenBehavingBadly'', Gary receives an inheritance of £35,000, which he tries to keep quiet about. Unfortunately, everyone else finds out - Tony, Anthea and George - and everyone wants a slice. His long-suffering girlfriend Dorothy is furious she hasn't been told about this, and she forces him to give it all to a hospital charity near her heart. Gary then compounds his inept crassness by trying to cancel the cheque...
29th Apr '16 8:13:53 PM Homemaderat
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** WesternAnimation/Jabberjaw receives one of a goldmine for having saved an old prospector. But in the end this is a clerical error as the proper recipient was a Mr. Jabberclaw (who is human).

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** WesternAnimation/Jabberjaw * WesternAnimation/{{Jabberjaw}} receives one of a goldmine for having saved an old prospector. But in the end this is a clerical error as the proper recipient was a Mr. Jabberclaw (who is human).
29th Apr '16 8:12:39 PM Homemaderat
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** WesternAnimation/Jabberjaw receives one of a goldmine for having saved an old prospector. But in the end this is a clerical error as the proper recipient was a Mr. Jabberclaw (who is human).
28th Apr '16 11:28:31 PM Homemaderat
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* While this trope is more found in fiction that it does in real life, it is possible in cases where there was a random exception in families of long lines of only children. After all if you are an only child of like four generations and you die but hey your Great-Great-Grandfather had a brother, then perhaps his descendant may end up getting the one of this trope.
28th Apr '16 11:23:51 PM Homemaderat
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' has Ray inheriting a castle in Scotland from a distant relative who he hadn't seen in years. The castle is (of course) haunted.



* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' has Ray inheriting a castle in Scotland from a distant relative who he hadn't seen in years. The castle is (of course) haunted.
* One ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' episode centered around a member of the gang getting an unexpected inheritance worth millions - which turned out to be millions in Confederate currency, which was worthless (clearly they never thought of selling all that Civil War memorabilia to museums or other collectors). This came up again in one of the feature-length episodes.

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* One episode In "A Night of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' has Ray inheriting a castle in Scotland from a distant relative who he hadn't seen in years. The castle Fright is (of course) haunted.
* One ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' episode
No Delight" on ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' the plot centered around a member of the gang Scooby getting the chance at inheriting an unexpected inheritance worth millions - which turned out to be millions in Confederate currency, which was worthless (clearly they never thought of selling all that Civil War memorabilia to museums or other collectors). This came up again in collectors).
* Fred Flintstone of WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones got two during the original series. First his late Uncle Zeke died and left him a broken down wreck of a hillbilly home called San Cemente.
** In a later episode he gains
one from his Uncle J Giggles Flintstone that comes with a spend the night in the creepy house stipulation. Although in this case it turned out to be a prank, Uncle Giggles is totally still alive, and totally still a kook.
* One ''WesternAnimation/PunkinPussAndMushmouse'' episode featured Mushmouse inheriting one million pounds from a British uncle. Punkin Puss spent most
of the feature-length episodes.episode trying to be on his good graces because of the inheritance until he and Mushmouse learned it consisted not of pounds as the British currency but one million pounds of cheese.



* One ''PunkinPussAndMushmouse'' episode featured Mushmouse inheriting one million pounds from a British uncle. Punkin Puss spent most of the episode trying to be on his good graces because of the inheritance until he and Mushmouse learned it consisted not of pounds as the British currency but one million pounds of cheese.
8th Apr '16 7:59:10 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/BreakingBad'' episode ''[[Recap/BreakingBadS4E10Salud Salud]]'' Subverts this, Skyler gets [[AmoralAttorney Saul]] give [[WhiteCollarCrime Ted Beneke]] money pretending that it's from his "great aunt Birgit" in UsefulNotes/{{Luxembourg}} in order he pay off his tax debt and stop any further investigation by the goverment that might uncover her criminal activities.

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* In the ''Series/BreakingBad'' episode ''[[Recap/BreakingBadS4E10Salud Salud]]'' Subverts this, "[[Recap/BreakingBadS4E10Salud Salud]]", Skyler gets has [[AmoralAttorney Saul]] Saul Goodman]] give her ex-lover [[WhiteCollarCrime Ted Beneke]] money pretending that it's from his non-existent "great aunt Birgit" in UsefulNotes/{{Luxembourg}} UsefulNotes/{{Luxembourg}}. It's not actually an inheritance, but money sent to him in order he to pay off his tax debt and stop any further investigation by the goverment that might uncover her Skyler's (and in turn Walt's) criminal activities.
3rd Mar '16 9:58:24 AM TonyG
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* The ColdOpen of one ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'' episode has Jake inherit a million dollars worth of stock. Unfortunately, it was now-worthless Blockbuster Video stock.
24th Feb '16 4:42:05 AM wrestlingdog909
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** In season 6, Bertie Pelham is the third cousin of a Marquess, who ends up suddenly dying, leaving the title to Bertie unexpectedly.
9th Feb '16 7:46:25 PM MsChibi
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* Sometimes appears as another form of the classic 419Scam. Someone claiming to be a lawyer or executor of someone's estate or what have you sends you an email stating that a relative (often living abroad, usually in Belgium) has passed away, and that you are the one to collect a very large inheritance from them...if you pay a hefty fee to "speed things along."

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* Sometimes appears as another form of the classic 419Scam.FourNineteenScam. Someone claiming to be a lawyer or executor of someone's estate or what have you sends you an email stating that a relative (often living abroad, usually in Belgium) has passed away, and that you are the one to collect a very large inheritance from them...if you pay a hefty fee to "speed things along."
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