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* A ''ComicStrip/FarSide'' strip has a headhunter tribe always entertained by one uncle pulling a skull from behind a child's ear.

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* A ''ComicStrip/FarSide'' ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' strip has a headhunter tribe always entertained by one uncle pulling a skull from behind a child's ear.
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* A State Farm commercial advertising its "Discount Double Check" service showed an old man playing this trick on his grandson. When his granddaughter asked him to check again for more money, he reached into his pocket to get another coin... only for her to roughly tousle her brother's head, flinging out coins, dollar bills, and other expensive items from {{Hammerspace}}.
-->'''Grandfather:''' ...my watch.
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27th Jan '16 8:53:03 PM Piando
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* In a flashback, it is revealed that [[ComicBook/XMen Jean's]] mental powers were inadvertently coming to, tearing down the mental blocks Professor X had placed there years before. To discover the cause, Professor X reaches behind Jean's ear and pulls out... a mental hologram of Cyclops, explaining that the resurgence of Jean's powers was due to her trying to emotionally "reach out" to him. Not quite a quarter, but pulling something out of someone's subconscious seems like a cool trick, too!
* In a ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' written by PaulDini, there's a flashback scene where Alfred tried to throw a birthday party for young Bruce, less than a year after his parents were killed, and hired Zatara the magician to entertain at the party. Bruce wandered off to be alone, not wanting to party with the other kids, Zatara's daughter ComicBook/{{Zatanna}} approaches Bruce and, without saying a word, pulls a variant of the coin-behind-the-ear trick, producing soap bubbles from behind Bruce's ear. Because of this trick, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Zatanna became one of the first people to reach young Bruce after his parents' deaths]]. Batman recalled his first meeting with Zatanna when the two investigated the murder of her former assistant at the hands of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, which [[AuthorsSavingThrow helped him overcome his mistrust of Zatanna]] after the events of ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis''.

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* In a flashback, it is revealed that [[ComicBook/XMen Jean's]] mental powers were inadvertently coming to, tearing down the mental blocks Professor X had placed there years before. To discover the cause, Professor X reaches behind Jean's ear and pulls out... a mental hologram of Cyclops, ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}, explaining that the resurgence of Jean's powers was due to her trying to emotionally "reach out" to him. Not quite a quarter, but pulling something out of someone's subconscious seems like a cool trick, too!
* In a ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' written by PaulDini, Creator/PaulDini, there's a flashback scene where Alfred tried to throw a birthday party for young Bruce, less than a year after his parents were killed, and hired Zatara the magician to entertain at the party. Bruce wandered off to be alone, not wanting to party with the other kids, Zatara's daughter ComicBook/{{Zatanna}} approaches Bruce and, without saying a word, pulls a variant of the coin-behind-the-ear trick, producing soap bubbles from behind Bruce's ear. Because of this trick, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Zatanna became one of the first people to reach young Bruce after his parents' deaths]]. Batman recalled his first meeting with Zatanna when the two investigated the murder of her former assistant at the hands of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, which [[AuthorsSavingThrow helped him overcome his mistrust of Zatanna]] after the events of ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis''.




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* Parodied in KeyAndPeele in a sketch where an old man does the trick for a young boy outside a grocery store. He then notices something sticking out of his ear and pulls out a twenty dollar bill. He keeps pulling out more and more bills before deciding the kidnap the boy when his mom isn't looking.

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* Parodied in KeyAndPeele ''Series/KeyAndPeele'' in a sketch where an old man does the trick for a young boy outside a grocery store. He then notices something sticking out of his ear and pulls out a twenty dollar bill. He keeps pulling out more and more bills before deciding the kidnap the boy when his mom isn't looking.

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18th Nov '15 3:28:51 PM Dvandemon
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* Parodied in KeyAndPeele in a sketch where an old man does the trick for a young boy outside a grocery store. He then notices something sticking out of his ear and pulls out a twenty dollar bill. He keeps pulling out more and more bills before deciding the kidnap the boy when his mom isn't looking.
19th Aug '15 11:44:07 AM Chabal2
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* A ''ComicStrip/FarSide'' strip has a headhunter tribe always entertained by one uncle pulling a skull from behind a child's ear.
4th Jun '15 5:27:13 AM jormis29
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* ''Videogame/TheSims3'': Sims with the magician career from the "Showtime" ExpansionPack can pull the coin trick as an interaction at the novice stage.
12th May '15 11:55:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* Big Howard does this to Little Howard in ''LittleHowardsBigQuestion''. Little Howard then goes to try and break his head open to get the money that is obviously in there.
* On ''[[Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun 3rd Rock From The Sun]]'', Mary's brother Roy tried to impress Tommy with this.

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* Big Howard does this to Little Howard in ''LittleHowardsBigQuestion''.''Series/LittleHowardsBigQuestion''. Little Howard then goes to try and break his head open to get the money that is obviously in there.
* On ''[[Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun 3rd Rock From The Sun]]'', ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'', Mary's brother Roy tried to impress Tommy with this.
21st Apr '15 5:29:51 AM jormis29
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* In ''Film/{{Merlin}}'', the titular wizard is asked by a young Morgan Le Fay to "Do some magic for me!" He obliges by doing this trick. Her response? "That's not real magic. That's just a trick. Anybody can do that." Which she then proves by pulling another coin from behind Merlin's ear.
** If you pay attention, you notice that Merlin conjures the coin into Morgan's hand with real magic, but she doesn't notice, apparently assuming that's how the trick works.


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* In ''Series/{{Merlin 1998}}'', the titular wizard is asked by a young Morgan Le Fay to "Do some magic for me!" He obliges by doing this trick. Her response? "That's not real magic. That's just a trick. Anybody can do that." Which she then proves by pulling another coin from behind Merlin's ear.
** If you pay attention, you notice that Merlin conjures the coin into Morgan's hand with real magic, but she doesn't notice, apparently assuming that's how the trick works.
5th Mar '15 5:11:42 PM jormis29
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* ''HotelBabylon''

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