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* In {{Film/The Wrong Guys}}, the bullying Grunsky brothers used this trick as children, to lure Richard into a snare trap that suspended him by his ankles. Years later, as adults, Richard and his friends find themselves and the Grunskys working together to escape a dangerous criminal, and Richard remembers the trick. They successfully bait the criminal, and he winds up helpless. [[HopeSpot Temporarily]].

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* In {{Film/The Wrong Guys}}, ''Film/TheWrongGuys'', the bullying Grunsky brothers used this trick as children, to lure Richard into a snare trap that suspended him by his ankles. Years later, as adults, Richard and his friends find themselves and the Grunskys working together to escape a dangerous criminal, and Richard remembers the trick. They successfully bait the criminal, and he winds up helpless. [[HopeSpot Temporarily]].



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* In {{Film/The Wrong Guys}}, the bullying Grunsky brothers used this trick as children, to lure Richard into a snare trap that suspended him by his ankles. Years later, as adults, Richard and his friends find themselves and the Grunskys working together to escape a dangerous criminal, and Richard remembers the trick. They successfully bait the criminal, and he winds up helpless. [[HopeSpot Temporarily]].


** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1996&addr=960223 Garfield pulled it on Jon with the last cookie]].
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1999&addr=990606 A mouse did it to Jon]]. ''More than once''.

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** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1996&addr=960223 Garfield pulled it on Jon with the last cookie]].
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** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1999&addr=990606 A mouse did it to Jon]]. Jon.]] ''More than once''.



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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'' episode "Next Top Villain," the Lightning Bolt Society pull a variant of this prank by gluing a quarter to the ground for people to try (and fail) to pick up. They end up falling for it themselves however. Later, [[BrickJoke Tails falls for it too.]]


* [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1979&addr=790107 This]] ''{{Garfield}}'' strip from 1979 featured Jon pulling this trick on Garfield. Jon used a blueberry muffin instead of money. Garfield retaliated by knocking down the table Jon was on.

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* [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1979&addr=790107 This]] ''{{Garfield}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strip from 1979 featured Jon pulling this trick on Garfield. Jon used a blueberry muffin instead of money. Garfield retaliated by knocking down the table Jon was on.


* In ''[[MarxBrothers Go West]]'', Harpo uses this on Groucho. Groucho is trying to fleece Harpo & Chico out of all their money but H&C reverse it by giving Groucho a 10 and getting 9 change, over and over again.

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* In ''[[MarxBrothers ''[[Creator/MarxBrothers Go West]]'', Harpo uses this on Groucho. Groucho is trying to fleece Harpo & Chico out of all their money but H&C reverse it by giving Groucho a 10 and getting 9 change, over and over again.


* In ''VideoGame/BreathOfFire2'' and ''VideoGame/BreathOfFire3'', you can catch the fish man merchant Maniro by baiting your hook with a gold bar.

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* In ''VideoGame/BreathOfFire2'' ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireII'' and ''VideoGame/BreathOfFire3'', ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII'', you can catch the fish man merchant Maniro by baiting your hook with a gold bar.


* Done by the Prankster in an old ''{{Superman}}'' comic. Seeing the obvious string, no one picks up the dollar assuming it is a prank. However, the string actually triggers an explosive to blow a hole in the wall of a bank.

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* Done by the Prankster in an old ''{{Superman}}'' ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comic. Seeing the obvious string, no one picks up the dollar assuming it is a prank. However, the string actually triggers an explosive to blow a hole in the wall of a bank.



* According to a ''{{Peanuts}}'' strip from 1985, this is Spike's favorite AprilFoolsPlot, with a purse on a string. Because he's in the desert, however, no victims come by.

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* According to a ''{{Peanuts}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' strip from 1985, this is Spike's favorite AprilFoolsPlot, with a purse on a string. Because he's in the desert, however, no victims come by.


* On ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', when it's revealed that Lois' mother is Jewish, Carter, her husband, attempts to bait her this way (due to the Greedy Jew stereotype). She doesn't fall for it.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', when it's revealed that Lois' mother is Jewish, Carter, her husband, [[AllJewsAreCheapskates attempts to bait her this way (due to the Greedy Jew stereotype). with money]]. [[StereotypeReactionGag She doesn't fall for it.]]








* Appears in the censored version of ''DragonBall'' to replace Bulma using a lure of panties.

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* Appears in the censored version of ''DragonBall'' ''Manga/DragonBall'' to replace Bulma using a lure of panties.



* [[MickeyMouse Mickey Mouse's]] nephews Mortie and Ferdie once placed a purse on the floor to pull a prank on DonaldDuck, who tried to prank them back by picking a quarter from his pockets and pretended to take it from the purse. The boys cried for the money and Donald told them the money wasn't theirs. Unfortunately for him, a random passerby overheard the conversation and believed Donald robbed the kids. The passerby socked him and gave them the quarter.

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* [[MickeyMouse Mickey Mouse's]] MickeyMouse's nephews Mortie and Ferdie once placed a purse on the floor to pull a prank on DonaldDuck, who tried to prank them back by picking a quarter from his pockets and pretended to take it from the purse. The boys cried for the money and Donald told them the money wasn't theirs. Unfortunately for him, a random passerby overheard the conversation and believed Donald robbed the kids. The passerby socked him and gave them the quarter.

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Compare CoinOnAStringTrick, where the victim (usually a vending machine) believes they've ended up with the money.


* The "Couch Fishing" episode of ''BeavisAndButthead''.

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* The "Couch Fishing" episode of ''BeavisAndButthead''.''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead''.


* In ''BreathOfFire2'' and ''BreathOfFire3'', you can catch the fish man merchant Maniro by baiting your hook with a gold bar.

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* In ''BreathOfFire2'' ''VideoGame/BreathOfFire2'' and ''BreathOfFire3'', ''VideoGame/BreathOfFire3'', you can catch the fish man merchant Maniro by baiting your hook with a gold bar.


* In ''[[MarxBrothers Go West]]'', Harpo [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOe2bTVLRxk#t=3m20s uses this]] on Groucho. Groucho is trying to fleece Harpo & Chico out of all their money but H&C reverse it by giving Groucho a 10 and getting 9 change, over and over again.

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* In ''[[MarxBrothers Go West]]'', Harpo [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOe2bTVLRxk#t=3m20s uses this]] this on Groucho. Groucho is trying to fleece Harpo & Chico out of all their money but H&C reverse it by giving Groucho a 10 and getting 9 change, over and over again.



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* In ''Film/UsedCars'', Rudy uses a $10 bill on a fishing line to attract a customer from ''across the street'' at a competing car dealer. When the customer is chasing the money ''and not looking at traffic'', HilarityEnsues.

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