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* A ''Series/HangTime'' episode is called "The Hustler" as, while in L.A., Julie and Teddy are talked into a game with some local guys and do well. They agree to "up the ante" with cash only to find too late these guys are college players who take them for a loss. They try for a rematch only for Coach Taylor to interrupt. Taylor offers to play but the hustlers refuse as he's a former NBA star. Taylor suggests a buddy of his who's the same age as Julie and Teddy. After the hustlers agree, Taylor calls in his friend: ''Kobe Bryant''. Needless to say, the game does not go well for the hustlers.

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* A ''Series/HangTime'' episode is called "The Hustler" Hustlers" as, while in L.A., Julie and Teddy are talked into a game with some local guys and do well. They agree to "up the ante" with cash only to find too late these guys are college players who take them for a loss. They try for a rematch only for Coach Taylor Fuller to interrupt. Taylor Fuller offers to play but the hustlers refuse as he's a former NBA star. Taylor Fuller suggests a buddy of his who's the same age as Julie and Teddy. After the hustlers agree, Taylor Fuller calls in his friend: ''Kobe Bryant''. Needless to say, the game does not go well for the hustlers.

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** Subverted for laughs when Jessie has to play in a charity basketball game but is so inept, he can't even come near the hoop. While down on the court, Jessie is met by none other than Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and because of his total lack of knowledge of the sport, has no idea he's getting tips from an NBA legend. When Jessie makes a lucky shot that lands a hoop, a suspicious Abdul-Jabbar asks "are you hustling me?" He makes Jessie do a charge which ends with Jessie smacking into the pole and hitting himself in the head with the ball. "Sorry about that hustling crack," Kareem apologizes.


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* A ''Series/HangTime'' episode is called "The Hustler" as, while in L.A., Julie and Teddy are talked into a game with some local guys and do well. They agree to "up the ante" with cash only to find too late these guys are college players who take them for a loss. They try for a rematch only for Coach Taylor to interrupt. Taylor offers to play but the hustlers refuse as he's a former NBA star. Taylor suggests a buddy of his who's the same age as Julie and Teddy. After the hustlers agree, Taylor calls in his friend: ''Kobe Bryant''. Needless to say, the game does not go well for the hustlers.


* A variation on ''Series/Victorious'' as Jade and Cat are cheated out of first prize at a singing contest because one half of the "winning" pair is the club owner's daughter. They challenge the two to a huge bet with the loser having to take care of the selfish Trina who's recovering from having her wisdom teeth removed. The bet is to pick out one clubgoer at random and see if she sings better than the duo. The two pick out a gangly, glasses-wearing girl with a bad nose and a nasal voice over Cat and Sam's protests. As soon as she takes to the mic, the "loser" peels off her disguise to reveal herself as Tori who brings down the house with a great song.



* On ''Series/MurphyBrown'', Murphy's mom, Avery, comes for a visit and they go on a double-date with a father and son. It goes well until they start playing pool at which point, it turns out the two men are total chauvinists who openly claim men are better at many things as "it's just genetics." At which point, the polished and socialite Avery proceeds to ''clean their clocks'' at the pool table.

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* On ''Series/MurphyBrown'', Murphy's mom, Avery, comes for a visit and they go on a double-date with a father and son. It goes well until they start playing pool at which point, it turns out the two men are total chauvinists who openly claim men are better at many things as "it's just genetics." At which point, the polished and socialite Avery Avery, who didn't seem to know one end of a cue from the other, proceeds to ''clean their clocks'' at the pool table.


* In the ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' episode ''Freak The Freak Out'', Jade, Tori, and Cat pull off a rather awesome example on Haley and Tara. (Complete with OhCrap looks on Haley and Tara's faces when they realized Tori wasn't the pushover they thought she would be.)

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* In the ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' episode ''Freak The Freak Out'', Jade, Tori, and Cat pull off a rather awesome example on Haley and Tara. Jade and Cat had been gypped out of winning a singing contest as Haley was the daughter of the club owner. They challenged the duo to a bet with the winner having to take care of a sick (and thus more awful than usual) Trina. The bet is to pick any club-goer at random and see if she can sing better than Haley and Tara. They choose a dressed down gangly girl with a bad nose and nasal voice and Cat and Sam's protests on her as a "loser" just confirm the choice. As soon as she takes to the mic, the "loser" peels off her disguise to reveal herself as Tori who brings down the house with a great song. (Complete with OhCrap looks on Haley and Tara's faces when they realized Tori wasn't the pushover they thought she would be.)

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* A variation on ''Series/Victorious'' as Jade and Cat are cheated out of first prize at a singing contest because one half of the "winning" pair is the club owner's daughter. They challenge the two to a huge bet with the loser having to take care of the selfish Trina who's recovering from having her wisdom teeth removed. The bet is to pick out one clubgoer at random and see if she sings better than the duo. The two pick out a gangly, glasses-wearing girl with a bad nose and a nasal voice over Cat and Sam's protests. As soon as she takes to the mic, the "loser" peels off her disguise to reveal herself as Tori who brings down the house with a great song.


-->''cut to Cannonball raking in a small mountain of chips and cash)''

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** This gets a CallBack when the X-Men take part in Ben Grimm's usual poker games and Ben suspects "this lousy hayseed just screams out ringer!"



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* The X-Men are playing cards with Cannonball joining them, causing the cards to fly from his hands and other problems that have them rolling their eyes. Cut to an hour later...
-->'''Beast''': Lady and gent...We've been snookered. Duped. Bamboolezed. We've had the wool pulled over our eyes, we've been hooked, lined, sunk, folded, spindled and otherwise mutilated by one of our own. In the parlance of the game---we've been hustled!
-->''cut to Cannonball raking in a small mountain of chips and cash)''
-->'''Cannonball''': What makes y'say that?
-->'''Beast''': Admit it Sam, you've played this game before!
-->'''Cannonball''': Sure, once or twice. What else was my nine brothers and sisters supposed to do during those long Kentucky winters?



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* On ''Series/MurphyBrown'', Murphy's mom, Avery, comes for a visit and they go on a double-date with a father and son. It goes well until they start playing pool at which point, it turns out the two men are total chauvinists who openly claim men are better at many things as "it's just genetics." At which point, the polished and socialite Avery proceeds to ''clean their clocks'' at the pool table.
-->'''Murphy''': Mother, how are you doing this?!
-->'''Avery''': You remember your father's pool table? When it's 1952 and your husband doesn't want you to have a career and you're home alone all day, you have to find some way to amuse yourself. This was mine.


--> '''Phil''': [[spoiler:[[PreAssKickingOneLiner Geoffrey? Break out]] [[ICallItVera Lucille.]] ''(Geoffory pulls out the halves of a pool cue and Phil removes his coat [[LetsGetDangerous and rolls up his sleeves]]).]]

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--> '''Phil''': [[spoiler:[[PreAssKickingOneLiner Geoffrey? Break out]] [[ICallItVera Lucille.]] ''(Geoffory ''(Geoffrey pulls out the halves of a pool cue and Phil removes his coat [[LetsGetDangerous and rolls up his sleeves]]).]]


* Happens in an episode of ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir''. First Will racks up considerable debt to a pool shark and has to call Uncle Phil to bail him out. Uncle Phil refuses to give his money to the pool shark, and instead challenges him to a game, unfortunately not being very good at it. And then...
--> '''Phil''': [[spoiler:[[PreAssKickingOneLiner Geoffrey? Break out]] [[ICallItVera Lucille.]]]]

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* Happens in an episode of ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir''. First Will racks up considerable debt to a pool shark and has to call Uncle Phil to bail him out. Uncle Phil refuses to give his money to the pool shark, and instead challenges him to a game, unfortunately not being very good at it. And then...
However Phil requests another game and the shark, ironically not seeing the signs, agrees, leading to...
--> '''Phil''': [[spoiler:[[PreAssKickingOneLiner Geoffrey? Break out]] [[ICallItVera Lucille.]]]]]] ''(Geoffory pulls out the halves of a pool cue and Phil removes his coat [[LetsGetDangerous and rolls up his sleeves]]).]]


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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016'': In ''Hustlecup'', Buttercup disobeys the Professor and takes his new experimental hat (which can stop, slow down and freeze people and objects) to the park. The Gangrene Gang are likewise there and Ace challenges Buttercup to a game of "Horse", betting his new scooter. She accepts, loses and ends up losing the hat, forcing her to tell Blossom and Bubbles. After their attempts to win the hat back likewise fail, they go to the Professor who challenges Ace for the winnings he won from the girls. He loses his initial match, but after one more bet in which the Professor agrees the girls and he leave town if he loses. Ace accepts... and the Professor lands the first shot no problem before ripping away his lab coat to show he's wearing a jersey and shorts underneath, ready to play. Cue BigWhat from the girls and an OhCrap from Ace.


* Happens twice in the poker film ''Film/Shade'':

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* This trope is in the DAN os ''Series/WhiteCollar'' with a few episodes directly involving gambling, including high stakes poker and pai-gow. Neal and Mozzie met while Mozzie was dealing three-card monte and Neal took him several times.

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* This trope is in the DAN os DNA of ''Series/WhiteCollar'' with a few episodes directly involving gambling, including high stakes poker and pai-gow. Neal and Mozzie met while Mozzie was dealing three-card monte and Neal took him several times.



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* This trope is in the DAN os ''Series/WhiteCollar'' with a few episodes directly involving gambling, including high stakes poker and pai-gow. Neal and Mozzie met while Mozzie was dealing three-card monte and Neal took him several times.
* An episode of ''Series/TheBradyBunch'' saw Bobby become an expert pool player and hustle his dad's boss for over a hundred packs of chewing gum.


* ''Series/{{Cheers}}'': ConMan Harry the Hat once helped Coach earn his money back by playing poker against a card shark, exclaiming brightly when invited to a poker game, "I heard poker can be a pleasant diversion!"

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* ''Series/{{Cheers}}'': ConMan Harry the Hat once helped Coach earn win his money back by playing poker against a card shark, exclaiming brightly when invited to a poker game, "I heard poker can be a pleasant diversion!"diversion!"
** Harry was a recurring character who pulled a series of small cons, usually involving getting out of paying his bar tab.


* Henry Gondorff out-cheats Doyle Lonnegan at a poker game as part of the set-up for the larger con in ''Film/TheSting''. Doyle knows Henry cheated but pays him anyway since he can't very well admit that he got beat in a game he himself had tried to rig first.




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* In ''Film/{{Rounders}}'' Mike and Worm need to win a lot of money in a hurry so they hit up several poker games where they are unknowns. They are both good enough players that they could win the money legitimately but Worm's impatience [[spoiler:leads him to cheat while dealing. In a game consisting of law enforcement officers. He's caught and he and Mike take a beating and have their money taken]].
* Happens twice in the poker film ''Film/Shade'':
** Small-time hustler Larry hooks up with crew Tiffany, Charlie and Vernon. The plan is to have Larry win big on Vernon's crooked deals so no one will suspect Larry of cheating. Larry gets impatient and on his own crooked deal gets $100,000 in the pot, including money that belongs to Larry's mobster boss, and loses. [[spoiler:The whole thing turns out to be a scam by the entire game to take Larry's boss's money]].
** In the film's climactic final game, Vernon is going up against legendary underground player The Dean, who he discovers is using a marked deck. In the final hand he deals the Dean Kings and Queens with one Queen in the hole and himself two Jacks with a seven in the hole. With $2,000,000 in the pot at showdown Vernon switches his hole seven for a Jack for three-of-a-kind. However, the Dean has switched out his hole King for a Queen make a higher three-of-a-kind. [[spoiler:The next day the Dean and Vernon meet up to split the cash. The whole thing was a scheme between them to rip off Charlie and Tiffany]].

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