"If you can't beat the game, if you can't solve the puzzle, you're nothing but a loser."
—Near flipping a jigsaw puzzle and shaking its pieces loose in the Death Note manga
Yuka: (pleading) "Wait—! It was only level 4, you don't have to do that!"
Jun: (sternly, at Yuka) "That's WEAK! There's no place in VG for mediocrity! It's glory for the winner, for the loser... shame."
"Lost by a hundred, lost by a thousand"
— Portuguese proverb
"And in this sort of race, there's no silver medal for finishing second."
—Henry Jones Sr, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Ben Stein: That's means, You have to say goodbye. We love having you here, But I'm afraid you are history. And that means, I am going to take your (lowest money) back into my bank. (He does silly routines as he takes money away from a contestant in third place) (We see more money added to Ben Stein's score display as the contestant score displays goes down to 0). When we come back, The two survivors will try to win my salary. And I will defend my money by becoming a common contestant. Stay tuned. You might learn something.
— From Win Ben Stein's Money
Sonny Friendly: WAIT?!? My Teddy Bear?!? THAT'S THE GRAND PRIZE?!? BUT, BUT I LOVE MY TEDDY BEAR! YOU CAN'T DO THAT!!! (Sobs loudly)
Announcer: Sonny Friendly, You cried the hardest. YOU WON!
Sonny Friendly: WHAT?!? I WON?!? OH, FOR JOY!!! I WON THE TEDDY BEAR! Now for the consolation prize.
Announcer: Sorry, There is no consolation prize.
Luke Warm: WHAT?!? No consolation prize?!? (Voice breaks down) This is awful!
Ida Normer: (Sobbing) IT'S JUST NOT FAIR!!!
Pierre Blue: (Voice breaks down) This is so SAD!
*All three contestants sobs in failure*
Sonny Friendly: Well, We all can't be winners, You know! Oh, I am so happy to have you back, Teddy. Well, This is America's 3rd Favorite Game Show host, Sonny Friendly saying we will see you again real soon on, The Crying Game Show!
— From the Sesame Street Game show sketch: The Crying Game Show with Sonny Friendly.