* Hercules Grytpype-Thynne in ''Radio/TheGoonShow'' would generally never sustain any comeuppance for using Neddie as a fall guy in his schemes. For example, after faking a disease outbreak in ''Lurgi Strikes Britain'', he and Moriarty disappear while Neddie becomes a wanted criminal ([[FreakOut and goes mad...]] [[CloudCuckoolander OK, madder]]). Granted, sometimes he ''does'' have something bad happen, such as ''Tales of Old Dartmoor'' (in which he ends up inside Dartmoor Prison as it sinks into the ocean...[[ItMakesSenseInContext yeah, it's a weird show]]), but they are vastly outnumbered by the ones where he gets off scot-free.
* Spike Milligan obviously loved this trope, so even when Grytpype-Thynne (and his frequent partner in crime Count Moriarty) fails, one of the other characters - most frequently Major Bloodnok - will succeed. In at least two episodes, ''The Phantom Head-Shaver'' and ''The Spanish Suitcase'', it turns out to be announcer Wallace Greenslade.