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Jackpot Knockout
No casino would be complete without its one-armed bandits, and no fight scene in a casino would be complete without somebody being knocked into a slot machine. This invariably sends the reels spinning into a triple 7 jackpot, resulting in a waterfall of coins raining down on the unconscious foe.

This is definitely not Truth in Television — as modern slot machines rarely dispense actual coinage (preferring in-house chips or paper printout tickets that can be redeemed at the casino cage instead) and are primarily electronic instead of mechanical (so there are few moving parts that a physical impact could jostle). Besides, if getting a jackpot really was as easy as bashing it, everybody would be doing it, right?

But given that the jackpot itself is a Million to One Chance, it sure looks cool when it happens.


Examples:

Film
  • Appears in the climax of The Mask: Big Bad Dorian Tyrell is knocked into a slot machine, which flashes Jackpot.

Live-Action TV
  • A similar, but slightly different, situation. In one episode of Mash, Frank gets drunk in the Officer's Club, starts dancing with, as I recall, Nurse Kellye, gets Father Mulcahy (at the piano) to play a faster song, and Frank ends up hurtling into the nearby slot machine, which jackpots. Frank is pretty much unconscious by the time the jackpot triggers, though.

Western Animation


Humiliating WagerGambling TropesLost Him in a Card Game
In Dex MachinaThis Index Is Highly ImprobableLampshade Hanging
I Surrender, SuckersFight SceneJuggle Fu
Intimidation DemonstrationRule of CoolJohnny McCoolname

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