Why I'm in this movie? Promise of a rich me.
I've been thinking something showing someone accepting lots of money, even if it's not directly related to this trope, would be fitting. For instance, the old In Living Color TV show did a lot of spoofs of 1990s singers with music video parodies that made fun of their greed and mercenary tactics among other things. Here's a shot of "Paula Abdul" getting handed some money so she can pay the others she has singing "Promise of a Thin Me" with her to keep her on key.
Alternate possible picture: there was also a video of Jim Carrey doing a take-off on Snow called "Imposter" in which he's shown holding a bunch of cash behind the bars of a teller window as he sings "You can criticize me all the way to the bank; my single's number one, and Shabba don't rank!"
edited 10th Apr '11 9:38:22 PM by Inyarear