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* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman:'' At the "advice" of his accountant [[ItMakesSenseInContext (who was pretending to be Todd at the time)]], Mr Peanutbutter buys all the spaghetti strainers in California, going bankrupt in the process. He has no idea how he can profit from this, and as time goes on, he becomes convinced that the longer it takes to reach the payout, the larger it will be. [[spoiler: He's right, of course, because [[KarmaHoudini he's that kind of character.]] ]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman:'' At the "advice" of his accountant [[ItMakesSenseInContext (who was pretending to be Todd at the time)]], Mr Peanutbutter buys all the spaghetti strainers in California, going bankrupt in the process. He has no idea how he can profit from this, and as time goes on, he becomes convinced that the longer it takes to reach the payout, the larger it will be. [[spoiler: He's right, of course, because [[KarmaHoudini [[IdiotHoudini he's that kind of character.]] ]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman:'' At the "advice" of his accountant [[ItMakesSenseInContext (who was pretending to be Todd at the time)]], Mr Peanutbutter buys all the spaghetti strainers in California, going bankrupt in the process. He has no idea how he can profit from this, and as time goes on, he becomes convinced that the longer it takes to reach the payout, the larger it will be. [[spoiler: He's right, of course, because [[KarmaHoudini he's that kind of character.]] ]]


* InvokedTrope in ''LightNovel/TheDevilIsAPartTimer''. [[http://mangafox.me/manga/hataraku_maousama/v01/c001/41.html Climb the economic ladder in MgRonald's. Conquer the World!]]

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* InvokedTrope in ''LightNovel/TheDevilIsAPartTimer''. [[http://mangafox.me/manga/hataraku_maousama/v01/c001/41.html Climb the economic ladder in MgRonald's. Conquer the World!]]World!
** Fascinatingly enough, the protagonist does have reasons for this: [[spoiler: He started out as a lowly soldier before being rescued and taught several various topics that allowed him to rise up and eventually become Demon King. As such, he had prior experience.]] It makes sense he figures he could start as a fast food worker and make his way to the top.


* ''Film/SpiderMan1'''s Green Goblin is never quite clear on what exactly his evil plan is, only that Spider-Man is the only one who can stop him from doing it and getting Spider-Man to join him in doing... whatever it is... will guarantee its success. However, this is slightly mitigated by the fact that the Goblin is completely insane, and is really just doing shit ForTheEvulz.

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* ''Film/SpiderMan1'''s Green Goblin is never quite clear on what exactly his evil plan is, only that Spider-Man is the only one who can stop him from doing it and getting Spider-Man to join him in doing... whatever it is... will guarantee its success. However, this is slightly mitigated by the fact that the Goblin is completely insane, and is really just doing shit ForTheEvulz. (The Goblin has Norman's arrogance [[BewareTheSuperman dialed up to eleven and with super-technology]], and his obsession with making Spider-Man his protege mirrors [[WellDoneSonGuy Norman's greater fondness for Peter than his actual biological son]], so at least the 'Spider-Man is necessary' part makes some degree of sense.)


* In ''Literature/TheHobbit'', both Bilbo and Gandalf note that the Dwarves' plan to reclaim the Lonely Mountain leaves out the whole question of what they'll actually do about the fire-breathing dragon that stole it from them in the first place.

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* In ''Literature/TheHobbit'', both Bilbo and Gandalf note that the Dwarves' plan to reclaim the Lonely Mountain leaves out the whole question of what they'll actually do about the fire-breathing dragon that stole it from them in the first place. [[FilmTheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug The film version]] actually had a somewhat plausible plan: Steal back the crown jewels, use them to crown Thorin as King, and then have him call in alliances from the other dwarf nations to help deal with the dragon.


* In the film and ''Main/MST3K'' fodder ''Film/TheBloodWatersOfDrZ'' the mad scientist's plan is:

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* In the film and ''Main/MST3K'' ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' fodder ''Film/TheBloodWatersOfDrZ'' the mad scientist's plan is:


* While Alvin the Treacherous and Dagur the Deranged were big enough threats in ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk'', their plans usually involved physical assault and lacked certain important details, usually involving kidnapping Hiccup and taking Toothless as their own (thinking the book of dragons was the only thing they needed, not thinking as to how they could get Hiccup to give into their demands without killing him, dealing with the other riders, getting Toothless to cooperate with them, etc).


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* While Alvin the Treacherous and Dagur the Deranged were big enough threats in ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk'', their plans usually involved physical assault and lacked certain important details, usually involving kidnapping Hiccup and taking Toothless as their own (thinking the ''Book of Dragons'' was the only thing they needed, not thinking as to how they could get Hiccup to give into their demands without killing him, dealing with the other riders, getting Toothless to cooperate with them, etc).


* ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'': Deep Thought was created to calculate the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. After calculating for seven and a half million years, it comes up with "42". Turns out the answer isn't very useful if you don't know the question...

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* ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'': In ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', the computer Deep Thought was created to calculate the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. After calculating for seven and a half million years, it comes up with "42"."[[WhenIsPurple 42]]". Turns out the answer isn't very useful if you don't know the question...


* ''Film/{{Hydrozagadka}}'', which raises MakesAsMuchSenseInContext to an art form has the baddies try to execute the followin EvilPlan:

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* ''Film/{{Hydrozagadka}}'', which raises MakesAsMuchSenseInContext to an art form has the baddies try to execute the followin following EvilPlan:

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* ''Film/{{Hydrozagadka}}'', which raises MakesAsMuchSenseInContext to an art form has the baddies try to execute the followin EvilPlan:
-->Step 1: Turn all the water in Warsaw into steam.\\
Step 2: ???\\
Step 3: When clouds form over [[FictionalCountry Kabur]], sent up baloons with fridges attached to collect the water.\\
Step 4: Sell it to the locals. Profit!


* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Every plan concocted by the Cutie Mark Crusaders ever.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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Every plan concocted by the Cutie Mark Crusaders ever.ever to get their cutie marks. Rather than try and figure out what their special talents are, they just keep trying random things, hoping they'll get their cutie marks in them. Whether or not they're good at the thing in question, or even like the thing in question, is hardly ever brought up.

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* {{Literature/Pinocchio}}'s plan at the beginning of the book (admittedly, he ''is'' only a day old or so):
--> In school today, Iíll learn to read, tomorrow to write, and the day after tomorrow Iíll do arithmetic. Then, clever as I am, I can earn a lot of money.

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* In the film and ''Main/MST3K'' fodder ''Film/TheBloodWatersOfDrZ'' the mad scientist's plan is:
-->Step 1: Transform self into fish monster.\\
Step 2: ???\\
Step 3: Rule world.


* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': Closeted lesbian Nanase is excited about an upcoming GenderBender party because it will let her act on her attraction to women without outing herself. Just before the transformation actually happens, she realizes that this doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
-->'''Nanase''': Hey Ellen! I find you attractive!\\

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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': Closeted lesbian Nanase is excited about an upcoming GenderBender party because it will let her act on her attraction to women without outing herself. Just before the transformation actually happens, she suddenly realizes that this doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
-->'''Nanase''': [in an ImagineSpot] Hey Ellen! I find you attractive!\\

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