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* Prof. Calculus does one by accident in ''[[ComicBook/{{Tintin}} Flight 714]]''.
* 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 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!

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* ''ComicBook/{{Tintin}}'': Prof. Calculus does one by accident in ''[[ComicBook/{{Tintin}} Flight 714]]''.
''Flight 714''.
* ''ComicBook/XMen'': In a flashback, it is revealed that [[ComicBook/XMen Jean's]] 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 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!



* ''Comicbook/{{Squee}}'s '' grandpa shows this trick to a delighted Tod... only to start accusing him of stealing his money and it pretty much goes downhill from there.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Squee}}'s ''ComicBook/{{Squee}}'s '' grandpa shows this trick to a delighted Tod... only to start accusing him of stealing his money and it pretty much goes downhill from there.



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* Robert does it to Giselle in ''Film/{{Enchanted}}''. She thinks he actually is pulling them from her ear.
* In ''Film/TimeBandits'', King Agamemnon does this to Kevin as part of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cups_and_balls Cups and Balls]] magician's trick.
* Andy does this to Trish's youngest daughter with a fake ear in ''Film/TheFortyYearOldVirgin'', delighting her. The older daughter is unimpressed, and quickly realizes the implication that he would've had to have a fake ear in his pocket all day just to do those kinds of tricks.
* In ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum'', Larry does this to Atilla the Hun. Being the primitive savage he is, he falls for it.
* In ''Disney/HomeOnTheRange'', show cow Maggie is able to pull out stuff (food) from the ears of others and herself. Sometime later, Mrs. Caloway teases her on getting some money this way when they and Grace decided to go to town and negotiate with Buck.

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* Robert ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'': When Calvin's dad does it to Giselle him, he has Hobbes hold him upside down and shake him, to see if there is any other loose change in ''Film/{{Enchanted}}''. She thinks him.
* ComicStrip/MandrakeTheMagician teaches a kid this trick to get back from a very far future where
he actually had been pulled by that same kid playing with TimeTravel. In said future the only thing worth anything is knowledge - and since said trick had been completely forgotten in the face of more advanced amusements, it was very valuable.
* A ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' strip has a headhunter tribe always entertained by one uncle
pulling them a skull from her ear.
* In ''Film/TimeBandits'', King Agamemnon does this to Kevin as part of
behind a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cups_and_balls Cups and Balls]] magician's trick.
* Andy does this to Trish's youngest daughter with a fake ear in ''Film/TheFortyYearOldVirgin'', delighting her. The older daughter is unimpressed, and quickly realizes the implication that he would've had to have a fake ear in his pocket all day just to do those kinds of tricks.
* In ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum'', Larry does this to Atilla the Hun. Being the primitive savage he is, he falls for it.
* In ''Disney/HomeOnTheRange'', show cow Maggie is able to pull out stuff (food) from the ears of others and herself. Sometime later, Mrs. Caloway teases her on getting some money this way when they and Grace decided to go to town and negotiate with Buck.
child's ear.



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* Professor "Reg" Chronotis does this as a hobby in ''Literature/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'' by Creator/DouglasAdams. Then he goes on to do something that actually "is impossible".
* The ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'' story "Secret of the Coin" had a man take this ''way'' too far after it was performed on him as a child, to the point of killing people and finally summoning Beelzebub in order to learn the trick.
* Sheriff Pangborn is shown doing this at least twice in ''Literature/NeedfulThings'', by Creator/StephenKing, both times to cheer up someone who needs it.
* Fake Jamaican Robert Marley pulls this off in ''Literature/JohnDiesAtTheEnd'' twice. On the first time it's with a ''live centipede'' out of David's ear; on the second, [[spoiler:it's a live centipede out of his stomach!]]
* Shadow does coin tricks, including this one, throughout ''Literature/AmericanGods'', as a way of keeping his hands busy. It becomes important to the plot when he ends up with a pair of very special coins: [[spoiler:the sun and moon]].
* In ''Literature/PinocchiosSister'', a stage magician eating with Martha pretends to pull a roll out of her ear.

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* Professor "Reg" Chronotis does this as a hobby in ''Literature/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'' by Creator/DouglasAdams. Then he goes on to do something that actually "is impossible".
* The ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'' story "Secret of the Coin" had a man take this ''way'' too far after it was performed on him as a child, to the point of killing people and finally summoning Beelzebub in order to learn the trick.
* Sheriff Pangborn is shown doing this at least twice in ''Literature/NeedfulThings'', by Creator/StephenKing, both times to cheer up someone who needs it.
* Fake Jamaican Robert Marley pulls this off in ''Literature/JohnDiesAtTheEnd'' twice. On the first time it's with a ''live centipede'' out of David's ear; on the second, [[spoiler:it's a live centipede out of his stomach!]]
* Shadow does coin tricks, including this one, throughout ''Literature/AmericanGods'', as a way of keeping his hands busy. It becomes important to the plot when he ends up with a pair of very special coins: [[spoiler:the sun and moon]].
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* In ''Literature/PinocchiosSister'', a stage magician eating with Martha pretends ''Disney/HomeOnTheRange'', show cow Maggie is able to pull a roll out stuff (food) from the ears of others and herself. Sometime later, Mrs. Caloway teases her ear. on getting some money this way when they and Grace decided to go to town and negotiate with Buck.



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* ''Series/HotelBabylon''

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* Robert does it to Giselle in ''Film/{{Enchanted}}''. She thinks he actually is pulling them from her ear.
* In ''Film/TimeBandits'', King Agamemnon does this to Kevin as part of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cups_and_balls Cups and Balls]] magician's trick.
* Andy does this to Trish's youngest daughter with a fake ear in ''Film/TheFortyYearOldVirgin'', delighting her. The older daughter is unimpressed, and quickly realizes the implication that he would've had to have a fake ear in his pocket all day just to do those kinds of tricks.
* In ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum'', Larry does this to Atilla the Hun. Being the primitive savage he is, he falls for it.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Professor "Reg" Chronotis does this as a hobby in ''Literature/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'' by Creator/DouglasAdams. Then he goes on to do something that actually "is impossible".
* The ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'' story "Secret of the Coin" had a man take this ''way'' too far after it was performed on him as a child, to the point of killing people and finally summoning Beelzebub in order to learn the trick.
* Sheriff Pangborn is shown doing this at least twice in ''Literature/NeedfulThings'', by Creator/StephenKing, both times to cheer up someone who needs it.
* Fake Jamaican Robert Marley pulls this off in ''Literature/JohnDiesAtTheEnd'' twice. On the first time it's with a ''live centipede'' out of David's ear; on the second, [[spoiler:it's a live centipede out of his stomach!]]
* Shadow does coin tricks, including this one, throughout ''Literature/AmericanGods'', as a way of keeping his hands busy. It becomes important to the plot when he ends up with a pair of very special coins: [[spoiler:the sun and moon]].
* In ''Literature/PinocchiosSister'', a stage magician eating with Martha pretends to pull a roll out of her ear.
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* ''Series/HotelBabylon''''Series/HotelBabylon'':



* Dax does it to the (large eared alien) Quark in an episode of ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space 9]]''. This being The Future, he accuses her of [[TeleportersAndTransporters using a teleporter to do it]].
** It's a bar of gold-plated latinum she produces from his ear. Afterwards, Quark has to shoo away Rom, who's [[ComicallyMissingThePoint peering into his ear to see if there's any more wealth in there]].

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* Dax does it to the (large eared (large-eared alien) Quark in an episode of ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space 9]]''. ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''. This being The Future, he accuses her of [[TeleportersAndTransporters using a teleporter to do it]].
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it]]. It's a bar of gold-plated latinum she produces from his ear. Afterwards, Quark has to shoo away Rom, who's [[ComicallyMissingThePoint peering into his ear to see if there's any more wealth in there]].



* A favorite trick--sorry, ''[[InsistentTerminology illusion]]''--of amateur magician GOB Bluth on ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''. It leads to him getting stabbed as he accidentally manages to get the violent inmate "White-Power Bill" temporarily re-christened as "Dirty-Ears Bill".
* Happens in the ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'' Christmas special, when Josh has been arrested and is in a jail cell with a ScaryBlackMan.

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* A favorite trick--sorry, trick -- sorry, ''[[InsistentTerminology illusion]]''--of illusion]]'' -- of amateur magician GOB Bluth on ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''. It leads to him getting stabbed as he accidentally manages to get the violent inmate "White-Power Bill" temporarily re-christened as "Dirty-Ears Bill".
* ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'':
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Happens in the ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'' Christmas special, when Josh has been arrested and is in a jail cell with a ScaryBlackMan.



* 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.
* On ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Howard pulls this on Sheldon when he wants to bug him because he is uninterested in Howard's magic tricks.

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* In ''Series/{{Merlin 1998}}'', ''Series/{{Merlin|1998}}'', the titular title 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.
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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.
* On ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'':
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Howard pulls this on Sheldon when he wants to bug him because he is uninterested in Howard's magic tricks.



[[folder: Newspaper Comics]]
* When [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes Calvin's]] dad did it to him, he had Hobbes hold him upside down and shake him, to see if there was any other loose change in him.
* ComicStrip/MandrakeTheMagician teaches a kid this trick to get back from a very far future where he had been pulled by that same kid playing with TimeTravel. In said future the only thing worth anything is knowledge - and since said trick had been completely forgotten in the face of more advanced amusements, it was very valuable.
* A ''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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[[folder:Video Games]]
* When [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes Calvin's]] dad did it to him, he had Hobbes hold him upside down and shake him, to see if there was any other loose change in him.
* ComicStrip/MandrakeTheMagician teaches a kid this
''Videogame/TheSims3'': Sims with the magician career from the "Showtime" ExpansionPack can pull the coin trick to get back from a very far future where he had been pulled by that same kid playing with TimeTravel. In said future as an interaction at the only thing worth anything is knowledge - and since said trick had been completely forgotten in the face of more advanced amusements, it was very valuable.
* A ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' strip has a headhunter tribe always entertained by one uncle pulling a skull from behind a child's ear.
novice stage.



[[folder: Video Games]]
* ''Videogame/TheSims3'': Sims with the magician career from the "Showtime" ExpansionPack can pull the coin trick as an interaction at the novice stage.
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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.
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* Dr. Henry Killinger from ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', despite the fact that he is capable of very powerful magic, does this to entertain children.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'':
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Dr. Henry Killinger from ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', Killinger, despite the fact that he is capable of very powerful magic, does this to entertain children.



* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' pulled a Krabby Patty out of Squidward's ear once, as well as his nose.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' pulled a Krabby Patty out of Squidward's ear once, as well as his nose.
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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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[[folder:Advertising]]
* 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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* 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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* 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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* ''Videogame/TheSims3'': Sims with the magician career from the "Showtime" ExpansionPack can pull the coin trick as an interaction at the novice stage.
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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.
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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.
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