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Alternate Character Interpretation: The crew is not as noble as presented. Given that they barely ever put effort into stopping marks or helping their victims (with they themselves even quipping one time that they steal from the rich and use it to buy clothes), they're just a band of thieves who rationalize their actions away. Furthermore, while it's said they stick up for others, they have been shown to indiscriminately steal from people to raise money, never do anything to compensate them, and they actively take part in the same behavior they target marks for towards Eddie, who has done nothing to deserve it. Finally, though they say it's not about the money, they rarely do anything to the marks aside from make them angry when they take their money. As disgusted as they are by the mark's antics, they rarely care about stopping them, just about finding a way for them to make money. They're nothing more than villains who have fooled themselves into thinking they're the good guys.
Fridge Logic: Many of the concepts on the show are traditional cons that were prominent back in the 1930s. Unfortunately modern technology makes things much different. Why wouldn't a mark check the media and realize that there wasn't really a shooting where the crew faked one? How would the classic Spanish Prisoner still work given how interconnected the modern world is?
It's the equivalent of And Some Other Stuff. If they show workable cons, people will actually try them. The Spanish Prisoner is directly equivalent to the Nigerian Banker scam, and people fall for that.
They repeatedly say that you cannot con an honest man, yet actively DO con an honest man with short cons that have nothing to do with greed. Or, if argued that he's only pulled into them because of greed, then they're just as greedy and so claims it's not about the money rang hollow.
Dude, Not Funny!: The crew's treatment of Eddie. Extends so far that when he's actually happy and having some measure of success, they openly dislike it and can't wait to get things back to normal. At the end of this episode, Mickey went so far as to sabotage him purely so they could get their own way. For someone who claims to care about the little guy, the one chances they have to consistently show it ends with them finding ways to be selfish assholes no different from their marks every time.