It is not enough for me to succeed. Others must fail.
Million Dollar Drop was a short-lived game show where couples had $1,000,000 they wagered on trivia knowledge. They placed stacks of bills on trapdoors that of course clanked open when they got a question wrong. It was crushing for people to watch their actual dreams fall away, but the demilich beneath FOX studios demanded a sacrifice of cash tainted with despair.
"Why is everybody we know depressing?"
— Stewie Griffin, Family Guy, "Grumpy Old Man"