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29th Apr '16 4:55:07 AM aye_amber
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* In ''Film/WhiteChristmas'', DannyKaye's character uses You Owe Me on BingCrosby's character fairly often. Kaye saved Crosby's life during WorldWarII, at the cost of a broken arm himself and knows that he can use it anytime he wants without ever using it up. He doesn't even have to say the words "You owe me", all he has to do is clutch at his arm.

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* In ''Film/WhiteChristmas'', DannyKaye's character uses You Owe Me on BingCrosby's Music/BingCrosby's character fairly often. Kaye saved Crosby's life during WorldWarII, at the cost of a broken arm himself and knows that he can use it anytime he wants without ever using it up. He doesn't even have to say the words "You owe me", all he has to do is clutch at his arm.
8th Jan '16 4:50:47 PM nombretomado
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* In an early episode of the 90's [[SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries Spider Man]] cartoon, Peter (in his civilian identity) saved the Kingpin from an assassination attempt by the Hobgoblin. The Kingpin didn't say anything about it at the time, but later he decided that he did owe Peter something, and offered to pay for his wedding to Mary Jane.

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* In an early episode of the 90's [[SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries [[WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries Spider Man]] cartoon, Peter (in his civilian identity) saved the Kingpin from an assassination attempt by the Hobgoblin. The Kingpin didn't say anything about it at the time, but later he decided that he did owe Peter something, and offered to pay for his wedding to Mary Jane.
6th Nov '15 7:18:20 AM Prfnoff
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* [[http://www.anymanga.com/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-gurren-school-edition/ Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Guren Gakuenhen]]: When enemies start to gang up on Yoko in a fight, Kamina comes to support her through combat and says, "You can pay me back ten times over!" Since [[spoiler: he doesn't die in this alternate universe]], there's a lighter turn of events involving him getting a kiss from her as payment.
--> '''Kamina:''' That's that paid in full.

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* [[http://www.anymanga.com/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-gurren-school-edition/ Tengen com/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-gurren-school-edition/ Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Guren Gakuenhen]]: When Gakuenhen]]: When enemies start to gang up on Yoko in a fight, Kamina comes Kamina comes to support her through combat and says, and says, "You can pay me back ten times over!" Since [[spoiler: he doesn't die in this alternate universe]], there's a lighter turn of events involving him getting a kiss from her as payment.
--> '''Kamina:''' That's '''Kamina:''' That's that paid in full.



* ReBoot has Bob use this trope on Megabyte. Having saved Megabyte in a game, Bob gets Megabyte to let him, Dot and Enzo go at the end of the episode. Having read one line of the EvilOverlordList, Megabyte remarks that he and Bob are even now so this trope doesn't appear again.

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* ReBoot ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' has Bob use this trope on Megabyte. Having saved Megabyte in a game, Bob gets Megabyte to let him, Dot and Enzo go at the end of the episode. Having read one line of the EvilOverlordList, Megabyte remarks that he and Bob are even now so this trope doesn't appear again.



* Inverted, then played straight, when Baloo saves Shere Kahn's life in an episode of TaleSpin. Baloo initially balks at Kahn's insistence that he owes Baloo a debt, but later decides to take advantage of the offer. Repeatedly. Kahn eventually decides the debt is paid.

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* Inverted, then played straight, when Baloo saves Shere Kahn's life in an episode of TaleSpin.''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin''. Baloo initially balks at Kahn's insistence that he owes Baloo a debt, but later decides to take advantage of the offer. Repeatedly. Kahn eventually decides the debt is paid.



* In the ''Main/BackAtTheBarnyard'' episode, "Dog's Best Friend", [[Main/IOweYouMyLife Otis saves Duke's life and Duke becomes extremely loyal to him]], to the point where Otis fakes life-threatening situations to even the score that inevitably put Duke in more danger. After Otis tells Duke the truth, he gets caught in a real life-threatening situation requiring Duke to rescue him. Duke decides that since Otis' stunts almost got him killed 20 times, he owes him now, and decides that him being the lead singer in Otis' band is the perfect way for Otis to repay him.

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* In the ''Main/BackAtTheBarnyard'' ''WesternAnimation/BackAtTheBarnyard'' episode, "Dog's Best Friend", [[Main/IOweYouMyLife Otis saves Duke's life and Duke becomes extremely loyal to him]], to the point where Otis fakes life-threatening situations to even the score that inevitably put Duke in more danger. After Otis tells Duke the truth, he gets caught in a real life-threatening situation requiring Duke to rescue him. Duke decides that since Otis' stunts almost got him killed 20 times, he owes him now, and decides that him being the lead singer in Otis' band is the perfect way for Otis to repay him.
2nd Oct '15 4:13:32 PM nombretomado
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* Averted in ''{{Oz}}''. An inmate saves Warden Glynn from being stabbed during a CooldownHug by surrogate son turned murderer Clayton Hughes, who ends up being stabbed by his own blade. When the inmate tries to cash in on this by asking to become the Warden's receptionist (a privileged position) Glynn angrily sends him back to solitary as his presence would only remind him of Clayton's death.

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* Averted in ''{{Oz}}''.''Series/{{Oz}}''. An inmate saves Warden Glynn from being stabbed during a CooldownHug by surrogate son turned murderer Clayton Hughes, who ends up being stabbed by his own blade. When the inmate tries to cash in on this by asking to become the Warden's receptionist (a privileged position) Glynn angrily sends him back to solitary as his presence would only remind him of Clayton's death.
28th Sep '15 2:00:43 PM MasterTMO
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** A "blink and you'll miss it" scene near the beginning shows that his arm wasn't even broken in the first place.
4th Sep '15 2:11:28 PM TheWanderer
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This trope may be the reason GondorCallsForAid; it answered the call earlier. Compare LeonineContract, where the character helping is taking advantage of a grievous circumstance. Contrast ThinkNothingOfIt, which is often used by TheCape and good friends.

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This trope may be the reason GondorCallsForAid; it answered the call earlier. Compare LeonineContract, where the character helping is taking advantage of a grievous circumstance. Some people who are VicariouslyAmbitious have a tendency to later come back to the person they supported and expect this trope to be in effect. Contrast ThinkNothingOfIt, which is often used by TheCape and good friends.
24th Aug '15 5:41:13 AM BagonsBeBagons
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** Destroying bikes is a OnceASeason bit; May subtly guilts Ash into travelling together because of it, and she only brings the issue up again so that he wouldn't be walking so fast (May's a bit lazy on her feet at the start of her journey).
12th Jul '15 7:24:42 PM ZeroWizard
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Rainbow Dash tries to pull this on Fluttershy to get her to watch the Great Dragon Migration, citing her coming to watch the boring Butterfly Migration. [[CowardlyLion Fluttershy]], being [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes terrified witless of dragons]], has [[BigNo doesn't care in the least]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Rainbow Dash tries to pull this on Fluttershy to get her to watch the Great Dragon Migration, citing her coming to watch the boring Butterfly Migration. [[CowardlyLion Fluttershy]], being [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes terrified witless of dragons]], has [[BigNo doesn't care in the least]].
29th Jun '15 8:59:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'', the Fairy Godmother states that she helped out King Harold with his own "Happily forever after," and that he owes her for that, and that he ''will'' repay her in the form of Princess Fiona marrying Prince Charming.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'', the Fairy Godmother states that she helped out King Harold with his own "Happily forever after," and that he owes her for that, and that he ''will'' repay her in the form of Princess Fiona marrying Prince Charming.
29th Jun '15 8:57:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Midway'', Charlton Heston asked a colleague at Naval Intelligence to help him re-investigate accusations of subversion directed at the family of his son's Japanese-American girlfriend and used this as leverage.
* In ''White Christmas'', DannyKaye's character uses You Owe Me on BingCrosby's character fairly often. Kaye saved Crosby's life during WorldWarII, at the cost of a broken arm himself and knows that he can use it anytime he wants without ever using it up. He doesn't even have to say the words "You owe me", all he has to do is clutch at his arm.

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* In ''Midway'', ''Film/{{Midway}}'', Charlton Heston asked a colleague at Naval Intelligence to help him re-investigate accusations of subversion directed at the family of his son's Japanese-American girlfriend and used this as leverage.
* In ''White Christmas'', ''Film/WhiteChristmas'', DannyKaye's character uses You Owe Me on BingCrosby's character fairly often. Kaye saved Crosby's life during WorldWarII, at the cost of a broken arm himself and knows that he can use it anytime he wants without ever using it up. He doesn't even have to say the words "You owe me", all he has to do is clutch at his arm.



* ''Highway to Hell'' (1991): When Royce turns Rachel over to the Hellcop, he says that the Hellcop owes him one. Near the end of the movie, Hellcop is pursuing the protagonists when Royce tries to get in on the action. The Hellcop threatens to shoot him if he interferes, but Royce says "You Owe Me One!"
* Subverted in ''TheBeastOfWar'' (1998). A Soviet soldier knocks down an Afghan rebel pointing a jezail musket at a fellow soldier and says, "You owe me." The soldier doesn't bother telling him that the Afghan had actually pulled the trigger a moment before, but the weapon had misfired.

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* ''Highway to Hell'' ''Film/HighwayToHell'' (1991): When Royce turns Rachel over to the Hellcop, he says that the Hellcop owes him one. Near the end of the movie, Hellcop is pursuing the protagonists when Royce tries to get in on the action. The Hellcop threatens to shoot him if he interferes, but Royce says "You Owe Me One!"
* Subverted in ''TheBeastOfWar'' ''Film/TheBeastOfWar'' (1998). A Soviet soldier knocks down an Afghan rebel pointing a jezail musket at a fellow soldier and says, "You owe me." The soldier doesn't bother telling him that the Afghan had actually pulled the trigger a moment before, but the weapon had misfired.



* In ''{{Shrek}} 2'', the Fairy Godmother states that she helped out King Harold with his own "Happily forever after," and that he owes her for that, and that he ''will'' repay her in the form of Princess Fiona marrying Prince Charming.

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* In ''{{Shrek}} 2'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'', the Fairy Godmother states that she helped out King Harold with his own "Happily forever after," and that he owes her for that, and that he ''will'' repay her in the form of Princess Fiona marrying Prince Charming.
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