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18th Mar '17 12:32:22 PM twingle93
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* Played straight in the ''Series/AmazingStories'' episode "Gather Ye Acorns". A small elf tells a kid to forget about studying to be a doctor and that hard work is not a virtue. "There's doctors aplenty is this world," he says, "What we could truly do with is a few more dreamers." We switch from 1932 to 1938 and he winds up spending all his hard-earned money on a fancy car. His dad is a little peeved, to say the least, and boots him out of the house. Years go by and the boy is now old, broke, friendless, homeless and trying to beg for enough money to gas up his car to commit suicide with it. But a wealthy lady notices some collector's piece in his collection of junk and offers him $10,000 for it. Cut to him now wealthy from selling all his childhood collectables. It turns out that all his artifacts are worth millions. This is treated as a happy ending.
21st Nov '16 3:58:49 PM LentilSandEater
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15th Sep '16 3:46:59 PM LongTallShorty64
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* ''Film/TheWholeTownsTalking'': There was a reward $25,000 for the killing of Mannion, and since Jones shot him down like a boss, he can now travel to Shanghai.
19th Jul '16 11:52:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''VideoGame/Rayman2'' in the Cave of Bad Dreams level when Rayman is given a choice between the Elixir of Life that will allow him to continue his quest, or get the mountains of treasure hoarded by the Guardian. If you choose the latter, you get a NonstandardGameOver ending where Rayman simply forgets about saving the world and retires to a FarSideIsland. Of course, because the game can't actually end on such a lousy note, [[ButThouMust you return to the Guardian's offer until you make the right choice]].

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9th Jun '16 5:21:45 PM nombretomado
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* Comically subverted in ''TheYoungOnes'' episode "Cash", where a lorry full of money crashes into the Young Ones' house, apparently solving their financial problems forever, until the house and money get blown up.

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* Comically subverted in ''TheYoungOnes'' ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' episode "Cash", where a lorry full of money crashes into the Young Ones' house, apparently solving their financial problems forever, until the house and money get blown up.



* The last season of ''{{Roseanne}}''. [[spoiler: Until the [[AllJustADream last few minutes of the final episode]], anyway.]]

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* The last season of ''{{Roseanne}}''.''Series/{{Roseanne}}''. [[spoiler: Until the [[AllJustADream last few minutes of the final episode]], anyway.]]
8th Jun '16 1:07:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* At the end of the final book in DeanKoontz' ''Frankenstein'' series, [[spoiler:Mr. Lyss]] wins the lottery.

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* At the end of the final book in DeanKoontz' Creator/DeanKoontz' ''Frankenstein'' series, [[spoiler:Mr. Lyss]] wins the lottery.



* Subverted in ''{{Holes}}'': the treasure that Stanley and Zero dug up does bring their families money... but the narrative mentions that it was worth less than a million dollars altogether (while certainly a significant amount, probably not enough to set them for life). The movie plays it straight and ends with the main characters hanging out in a mansion.
* ''ReadyPlayerOne'' has [[spoiler:Wade Watts]] become a quarter of a ''trillion'' dollars richer by winning Halliday's contest. [[spoiler:He ends up sharing it with his surviving friends for working with him.]]

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* Subverted in ''{{Holes}}'': ''Literature/{{Holes}}'': the treasure that Stanley and Zero dug up does bring their families money... but the narrative mentions that it was worth less than a million dollars altogether (while certainly a significant amount, probably not enough to set them for life). The movie plays it straight and ends with the main characters hanging out in a mansion.
* ''ReadyPlayerOne'' ''Literature/ReadyPlayerOne'' has [[spoiler:Wade Watts]] become a quarter of a ''trillion'' dollars richer by winning Halliday's contest. [[spoiler:He ends up sharing it with his surviving friends for working with him.]]
20th Mar '16 2:32:52 PM WillKeaton
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* Many heist movies (''Film/OceansEleven''[[note]]the remake, not the original, this being a case where the Hays Code arguably resulted in a more satisfying ending anyway[[/note]], ''Film/FastFive'', ''Film/TheItalianJob2003'' for example) end with the (surviving) members of the crew reaping the rewards of their heist.

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* Many heist movies (''Film/OceansEleven''[[note]]the (''Film/OceansEleven,''[[note]]the remake, not the original, this being a case where the Hays Code arguably resulted in a more satisfying ending anyway[[/note]], anyway,[[/note]] ''Film/FastFive'', ''Film/TheItalianJob2003'' for example) end with the (surviving) members of the crew reaping the rewards of their heist.
20th Mar '16 2:32:26 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/189peasantdevil.html The Peasant and the Devil]]'', the peasant outwits the devil to lay claim to treasure in his field without giving anything for it.
* In ''[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/4youthfear.html The Boy Who Went Out to Learn What Fear Was]]'', staying the house three nights wins him treasure as well as the king's reward.

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* In ''[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/189peasantdevil.html The Peasant and the Devil]]'', Devil,]]'' the peasant outwits the devil to lay claim to treasure in his field without giving anything for it.
* In ''[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/4youthfear.html The Boy Who Went Out to Learn What Fear Was]]'', Was,]]'' staying the house three nights wins him treasure as well as the king's reward.
16th Mar '16 3:33:00 AM erforce
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* ''Film/BrewstersMillions''
* Many heist movies (''OceansEleven''[[note]]the remake, not the original, this being a case where the Hays Code arguably resulted in a more satisfying ending anyway[[/note]], ''[[TheFastAndTheFurious Fast Five]]'', ''TheItalianJob2003'' for example) end with the (surviving) members of the crew reaping the rewards of their heist.

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* Many heist movies (''OceansEleven''[[note]]the (''Film/OceansEleven''[[note]]the remake, not the original, this being a case where the Hays Code arguably resulted in a more satisfying ending anyway[[/note]], ''[[TheFastAndTheFurious Fast Five]]'', ''TheItalianJob2003'' ''Film/FastFive'', ''Film/TheItalianJob2003'' for example) end with the (surviving) members of the crew reaping the rewards of their heist.
7th Jun '15 4:50:25 PM johnsmithxxi
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* Creator/HaroldLloyd was fond of this trope. His typical HappyEnding was Boy Gets Girl, Boy Gets Rich. Examples include ''Film/SafetyLast'' and ''Speedy''.
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