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YMMV: Hustle
  • 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 rangs hollow.
    • Mickey repeatedly states that he is not a thief. Ignoring that he is a con artist - thus is a thief, he's shown actively defrauding hotels, restaurants, and so forth all the time.
  • 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.
  • God-Mode Sue: Every main character. EVER.
  • Magnificent Bastard: The main characters don't qualify, because they're the protagonists. However, Joseph Whittaker-Wright III certainly does.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Angel Coulby (now best known for playing Queen Guinevere in Merlin) appears in one episode as a secretary.
  • Tear Jerker: The end of season 7.

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