History Trivia / Monopoly

23rd May '16 12:17:23 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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--> '''Ace:''' Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. And you must be the Monopoly guy...''(leans in, whispering)'' Thanks for the free parking.

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--> ---> '''Ace:''' Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. And you must be the Monopoly guy...''(leans in, whispering)'' Thanks for the free parking.
23rd May '16 12:17:11 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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-->You will all report directly to your respective Valhallas
-->Go directly, do not pass "Go", do not collect 200 [[PainfulRhyme dollahs]]...

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-->You --->You will all report directly to your respective Valhallas
-->Go --->Go directly, do not pass "Go", do not collect 200 [[PainfulRhyme dollahs]]...



--> We'll make a man of him\\

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--> ---> We'll make a man of him\\
23rd May '16 12:16:45 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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-->'''Burns:''' I have a monopoly to maintain. I own the Electric Company ''and'' the Water Works. Plus the hotel on Baltic Avenue!
-->'''Skinner:''' That hotel is a dump and your monopoly is pathetic.

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-->'''Burns:''' --->'''Burns:''' I have a monopoly to maintain. I own the Electric Company ''and'' the Water Works. Plus the hotel on Baltic Avenue!
-->'''Skinner:''' --->'''Skinner:''' That hotel is a dump and your monopoly is pathetic.
23rd May '16 10:32:53 AM Josef5678
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28th Mar '16 2:18:28 PM OddHack
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** In ComicStrip/FoxTrot, Jason has an unusual strategy for winning -- keep shaking the dice (and calling for doubles) until all the other players give up and quit.

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** In ComicStrip/FoxTrot, ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'', Jason has an unusual strategy for winning -- keep shaking the dice (and calling for doubles) until all the other players give up and quit.
28th Mar '16 2:17:54 PM OddHack
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** In ComicStrip/FoxTrot, Jason has an unusual strategy for winning -- keep shaking the dice (and calling for doubles) until all the other players give up and quit.
4th Mar '16 4:26:37 AM faunas
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* TheArtifact: The $200 offered every time one crosses Go. They were already offered in the original ''The Landlord's Game'' by Elizabeth Magie and were there to demonstrate the Georgist idea of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizen%27s_dividend citizen's dividend]], a form of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_income basic income]].

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* TheArtifact: The $200 offered by the bank every time one crosses Go. They were already offered in the original ''The Landlord's Game'' by Elizabeth Magie and were there to demonstrate the Georgist idea of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizen%27s_dividend citizen's dividend]], a form of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_income basic income]].
4th Mar '16 3:43:37 AM faunas
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* TheArtifact: The $200 offered every time one crosses Go. They were already offered in the original ''The Landlord's Game'' by Elizabeth Magie and were there to demonstrate the Georgist idea of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizen%27s_dividend citizen's dividend]], a form of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_income basic income]].
8th Nov '15 5:34:54 PM nombretomado
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** The game "Monotony" is in RenAndStimpy's board game collection.

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** The game "Monotony" is in RenAndStimpy's [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Ren and Stimpy's]] board game collection.
3rd Nov '15 3:39:01 PM DragonQuestZ
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** In the comic ''Webcomic/FollyAndInnovation'', some of the characters play a hybrid of Monopoly and TabletopGame/{{Risk}}. [[http://follyandinnovation.com/2010/08/you-got-world-history-in-my-economics-you-got-economics-in-my-world-history/]]
** In the ''Series/RedDwarf'' novel ''Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers'', Lister wakes up on Mimas [one of the moons of Saturn] after a Monopoly pub crawl around London, which ultimately ends up in him joining the ship. ''Red Dwarf Magazine'' followed several groups of fans replicating the "Monopoly board pub crawl". None apparently ended up in a foreign country, though.
** Tim Moore wrote a travel book called ''Do Not Pass GO'', involving a trip around London based on the board.
** Nick Carr went to {{Joisey}} in 2013 and took photos of [[http://www.scoutingny.com/what-the-monopoly-properties-look-like-in-real-life/ how the Monopoly properties look today]]. In real life, these properties are quite unbalanced - North Carolina Avenue has the Resorts Casino, while Pennsylvania Avenue has...a bus depot.
** Creator/JimCarrey makes a reference to Monopoly in ''Film/AceVentura: When Nature Calls''.
--> '''Ace:''' Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. And you must be the Monopoly guy...''(leans in, whispering)'' Thanks for the free parking.
** In ''VideoGame/NetHack'', it is ([[YetAnotherStupidDeath unsurprisingly]]) possible to die on the very first turn, without making a single move. If this happens, you are told "Do not pass go. Do not collect 200 VideoGame/{{zork}}mids."
** Referenced in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' where oil is found under the school and Burns wants to buy it out.
-->'''Burns:''' I have a monopoly to maintain. I own the Electric Company ''and'' the Water Works. Plus the hotel on Baltic Avenue!
-->'''Skinner:''' That hotel is a dump and your monopoly is pathetic.
*** The Simpson family also owns several variant Monopoly boards, including "[[{{Squick}} Edna Krabappelly]]". [[spoiler:Their attempt to play ends in domestic violence.]]
*** Also, in an early episode when Homer saves the plant from a meltdown, Bart plays Monopoly with Maggie in which he draws cards until he finds a "second place beauty contest" card.
*** One city hall meeting scene sees UnclePennybags sitting right next to Mr. Burns. But he soon bails, saying he's late for a ride on the Short Line [railroad].
** In ''WesternAnimation/SnoopyComeHome'', Charlie Brown, Lucy, Schroeder and Linus play Monopoly. Lucy taunts Charlie Brown because she has both Boardwalk and Park Place; Chuck ends up landing on 'Go to Jail'. Lucy then lands on one of Schroeder's Green properties--specifically, Pacific Avenue--with hotels, no less. (The rent Schroeder asks, $1275, is accurate to a hotel on Pacific.)
** Music/TomLehrer gets in on it, too, in "We Will All Go Together When We Go":
-->You will all report directly to your respective Valhallas
-->Go directly, do not pass "Go", do not collect 200 [[PainfulRhyme dollahs]]...
** Death of the Literature/{{Discworld}} has reported playing something called '[[BlandNameProduct Exclusive Possession]]' in lieu of [[ChessWithDeath the traditional chess game]]. He was the boot.
** In the ''Film/OverTheHedge'' movie, everyone argues about the iconic tokens as RJ plans out the raid, and who gets to be the car. He sets the record straight: "I'm the car! I'm always the car."
** At the beginning of the ''Series/SmallWonder'' episode "Haunted House", an electrical outage interrupts the Lawsons' Monopoly game.
** ''Film/{{Zombieland}}'' has a scene where the main characters play Monopoly with ''actual U.S. dollars''. (Not that they're [[WorthlessYellowRocks worth all that much now]]...)
** The Forbes Museum in New York houses all of Malcolm Forbes' eclectic collections, including dozens of Monopoly variants and first print editions. It also includes a special one, printed for his birthday, where all the tiles on the board correspond to the actual companies and properties he owned.
** In ''Series/SpinCity'', one of a series of questions Carter asks to see how well Stuart knows him is which playing piece he always uses in ''TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}}'' (it's the shoe).
** RealLife: The boardwalk in Atlantic City has signs shaped like the various spaces which indicate where some of the streets are. There is also a fair amount of information about Monopoly in the Atlantic City History Museum, at the north end of the boardwalk.
** ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' had them playing it in several strips, but with their own {{Calvinball}}-like rules. For example, Calvin once robbed the bank, causing Hobbes to dump all 12 hotels on Baltic Avenue. Another time, we find out that they write their own cards for the game. Hobbes launches a massive online scam on the bank ("I think I'll buy a few dozen hotels"), and Calvin vows revenge once ''he'' lands on Chance. God only knows what horrors the other cards hold. Viral contagions? Meteor strikes?
** In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Gumby}}'' short "Kid Brother Kids", two of the cowboys at the ice cream salon are shown playing Monopoly just before Gumby and his band start their concert.
** In the ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' episode "The Art of the Steal," Norm brings a copy of the game to the bar to teach Woody about economics, and it shows general elements in playing the game, such as:
*** Choosing who plays what (Frasier gets the racecar because he can imitate the car the best, while Cliff gets the thimble with no argument),
*** Properties (Woody buys a railroad, then puts a house on it),
*** And lost pieces (Norm is the lead pipe from Clue, there are pieces from Candy Land and a Chinese Checker, and they use a giant pair of dice).
** ''Webcomic/OzyAndMillie'': Avery plays Monopoly to win. Timulty just enjoys reminding everyone that he's playing as the hat.
** Comedian Creator/DaneCook has a few Monopoly-related jokes.
*** Growing up the youngest of seven children, he got last pick of the Monopoly pieces. Since his parents were also playing, and there are only 8 pieces, he would use the knife from ''Clue''.
*** He also notes that almost every Monopoly game anyone plays usually ends like this:
---> "Fuck this game! It's four in the morning, grandma; YOU WIN! I'm sitting on Baltic with crap! And where did you get the pink fifties, you cheating whore? Don't touch me, grandpa, ''nana'' is a ''CHEATING WHORE!'' And I should cut your head off with this little doggy!"
** According to ''Webcomic/DinosaurComics'', Monopoly is how the universe punishes truly awful mistakes. Its object is "to fully explore the sensations of boredom, sorrow and rage." Everyone wins. (Unless you're the ''actual'' winner, in which case "your prize is watching friendships die, turn by endless turn.")
** Music/JethroTull's "Thick as a Brick":
--> We'll make a man of him\\
Put him to trade\\
Teach him to play Monopoly\\
And to sing in the rain
** In the ''Series/That70sShow'' episode "Cat Fight Club", the characters play Monopoly. Jackie is winning, and she happily notes that it's just like real life - she's the richest.
** In ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'', it's joked that Monopoly is actually a weapon for the (somewhat inept) Martian invasion, intended to disrupt friendships and waste time. In the annotations for the same strip, the creator launches into a [[OutOfCharacterMoment uncharacteristically vitriolic]] rant about the game, expressing a deep, deep hatred for it and disbelief that something that spits in the face of good gaming design still makes so much money.
** The title character in ''WesternAnimation/ArthurChristmas'' buys a Christmas-themed variant of the game as a gift for his quarrelsome family. They don't manage to play it too well, since Arthur's dad (SantaClaus), grandfather (retired Santa), and older brother (heir apparent to the Santa post) all fight over who gets to be the Santa piece.
** Played in universe in ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses''. Some jokes include Del owning everything on the board, Rodney getting annoyed and throwing the board off the table and Grandad saying he doesn't want to stay in a hotel next to a waterworks and isn't paying.
** In ''Series/TheBradyBunch'' episode where all six kids get the measles, there's a scene where four of them are playing Monopoly.
** Some major retailers or restaurants (most notably UsefulNotes/McDonalds) run annual ''Monopoly'' themed promotions, based around collecting pieces to form monopolies for a prize.
** In ''Film/FridayThe13th1980'', Brenda, Bill and Alice play "{{Strip|Poker}}" Monopoly.
** ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' were quite fond of ''Monopoly'', up to a point:
*** In "Boring", Vyvyan became bored with the usual rules and edited the cards to create his own house rules, including "You have won second prize in a beauty contest. Smash Rick over the head with the bank," "Congratulations! It is your birthday. You may set fire to Rick's bed," and "Get out of jail free: You may keep this card, sell it, or stick it up Rick's bottom."
*** Vyv was also frustrated by Neil's attempt to nail some plates to the table in "Cash" because "What happens when we want to play Monopoly? Go directly to plate? Do not pass plate nailed to the table by a stupid hippie?"
** In the ''Series/{{Poirot}}'' episode "The Lost Mine", Literature/HerculePoirot and Captain Hastings play Monopoly from the beginning of the episode, and this becomes a RunningGag throughout said episode. Eventually, Poirot learns that playing the game could be the clue to solving the mystery of who killed Han Wu Ling.
** The game "Monotony" is in RenAndStimpy's board game collection.
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