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* ''Series/BetterCallSaul'' gives us the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41QTbnAlP60 "Squat Cobbler"]] defense.

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* ''Series/BetterCallSaul'' gives us the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41QTbnAlP60 "Squat Cobbler"]] defense.defense--specifically, "my client was not actually using that hidden compartment to hide drug money, he was using it to hide fetish videos of himself sitting in a pie and crying." It's such an elaborate and humiliating story that the cops buy it; after all, why would you use being the star of amateur pie porn as your ''cover story''?


** The gang manage to steal the Hope Diamond in a big heist. They arrange for it to be found by a cleaning lady who gets a big reward. The team's real goal is to sell four perfect replicas of the Diamond to four different buyers. Each one is told the "recovered" Diamond is a fake to soothe the public and they're purchasing the real thing. Each one of them buys the story, allowing the gang to make a fortune.

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** The gang manage to steal the Hope Star of Africa Diamond in a big heist. They arrange for it to be found by a cleaning lady who gets a big reward. The team's real goal is to sell four perfect replicas of the Diamond to four different buyers. Each one is told the "recovered" Diamond is a fake to soothe the public and they're purchasing the real thing. Each one of them buys the story, allowing the gang to make a fortune.

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* Scores of the cons on ''Series/{{Hustle}}'' center around the team pulling off cons that should never work because of how insane and wild they are...yet somehow, always find a sucker.
** The first season finale opens with them selling some major piece of property to a man, claiming the owner is trying to unload some money-losing pit. After he hands over the cash, the guy looks out the window at what he thinks he's just bought: The London Eye ferris wheel. The scene after the opening credits is a news broadcast on the guy being arrested when he showed up to claim his "property" and the newscasters chuckling at anyone believing they bought a London landmark from a pair of strangers.
** The gang manage to steal the Hope Diamond in a big heist. They arrange for it to be found by a cleaning lady who gets a big reward. The team's real goal is to sell four perfect replicas of the Diamond to four different buyers. Each one is told the "recovered" Diamond is a fake to soothe the public and they're purchasing the real thing. Each one of them buys the story, allowing the gang to make a fortune.


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** The premise of the show is that Liv gets visions from the brains she eats to solve crimes. She convinces cop Clive that she's actually psychic which is a lot easier for him to believe than her being a zombie.


* ''Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver'': Once the lawsuit with Bob Murray was officially over with, John capped off his segment on SLAPP suits with an elaborate song and dance number telling Bob to eat shit. All while accusing Bob of various outrageous things, such as assassinating Archduke Ferdinand, masturbating to ''Film/SchindlersList'', and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking blaming his farts on Malala]]. (As in, '''Malala Yousafzai'''.)

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* ''Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver'': Once the lawsuit with Bob Murray was officially over with, John capped off his segment on SLAPP suits with an elaborate song and dance number featuring multiple singers and dancers telling Bob to eat shit. All while accusing Bob of various outrageous things, such as assassinating Archduke Ferdinand, masturbating to ''Film/SchindlersList'', and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking blaming his farts on Malala]]. (As in, '''Malala Yousafzai'''.)Malala Yousafzai]]. All while proudly noting that, since all of the allegations are clearly jokes, they can't be sued. At one point, they're even interrupted by an actor playing HBO's lawyer, who tells everyone to stop so that ''he'' can have a verse. A verse that has him detail an NSFW account of Murray at the M&M store with people in judicial robes doing the can-can in the background. Mr. Nutterbutter (the squirrel mascot from the segment that started the whole thing, who's inspired by Bob claiming that a squirrel told him to start his company) also gets a verse. Him... and his barbershop quartet, who proceed to claim that Murray [[BestialityIsDepraved has sex with squirrels]]. And the whole thing ends with John and a small army of dancers dancing and singing in Times Square.

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* ''Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver'': Once the lawsuit with Bob Murray was officially over with, John capped off his segment on SLAPP suits with an elaborate song and dance number telling Bob to eat shit. All while accusing Bob of various outrageous things, such as assassinating Archduke Ferdinand, masturbating to ''Film/SchindlersList'', and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking blaming his farts on Malala]]. (As in, '''Malala Yousafzai'''.)


* Creator/{{Freeform}} [[AvoidTheDreadedGRating has been trying to break away from {{Creator/ABCFamily}}'s [[AvoidTheDreadedGRating family-friendly image]] ever since the network handoff, but inherited the latter's contractual obligation to broadcast ''The 700 Club'' and other CBN productions. Thus, MoralGuardians' objections to Halloween and many other things broadcast on the network have likely never been far from top of mind at headquarters, but they basically flipped them off in 2019, when broadcasting a PopUpTrivia version of ''Film/HocusPocus'' which at one point [[note]] when the witches are incinerated in the high school kiln and their ashes appear in the sky [[/note]] suggests that the witches have elected a new pope.

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* Creator/{{Freeform}} [[AvoidTheDreadedGRating has been trying to break away from {{Creator/ABCFamily}}'s [[AvoidTheDreadedGRating ABCFamily's family-friendly image]] ever since the network handoff, but inherited the latter's contractual obligation to broadcast ''The 700 Club'' and other CBN productions. Thus, MoralGuardians' objections to Halloween and many other things broadcast on the network have likely never been far from top of mind at headquarters, but they basically flipped them off in 2019, when broadcasting a PopUpTrivia version of ''Film/HocusPocus'' which at one point [[note]] when the witches are incinerated in the high school kiln and their ashes appear in the sky [[/note]] suggests that the witches have elected a new pope.


* Creator/{{Freeform}} [[AvoidTheDreadedGRating has been trying to break away from [[Creator/ABCFamily]]'s [[AvoidTheDreadedGRating family-friendly image]] ever since the network handoff, but inherited the latter's contractual obligation to broadcast ''The 700 Club'' and other CBN productions. Thus, MoralGuardians' objections to Halloween and many other things broadcast on the network have likely never been far from top of mind at headquarters, but they basically flipped them off in 2019, when broadcasting a PopUpTrivia version of ''Film/HocusPocus'' which at one point [[note]] when the witches are incinerated in the high school kiln and their ashes appear in the sky [[/note]] suggests that the witches have elected a new pope.

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* Creator/{{Freeform}} [[AvoidTheDreadedGRating has been trying to break away from [[Creator/ABCFamily]]'s {{Creator/ABCFamily}}'s [[AvoidTheDreadedGRating family-friendly image]] ever since the network handoff, but inherited the latter's contractual obligation to broadcast ''The 700 Club'' and other CBN productions. Thus, MoralGuardians' objections to Halloween and many other things broadcast on the network have likely never been far from top of mind at headquarters, but they basically flipped them off in 2019, when broadcasting a PopUpTrivia version of ''Film/HocusPocus'' which at one point [[note]] when the witches are incinerated in the high school kiln and their ashes appear in the sky [[/note]] suggests that the witches have elected a new pope.


* ''Series/{{Glee}}'': Sue Sylvester' and her "Sue's Corner" news segments, where she advocates positions such as supporting littering and wanting to re-legalize caning. The fact that StrawmanHasAPoint is in full effect makes for some of the most surreal dialog ever to grace Public Television. Case in point:

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* ''Series/{{Glee}}'': Sue Sylvester' Sylvester and her "Sue's Corner" news segments, where she advocates positions such as supporting littering and wanting to re-legalize caning. The fact that StrawmanHasAPoint is in full effect makes for some of the most surreal dialog ever to grace Public Television. Case in point:



* Creator/{{Freeform}} [[AvoidTheDreadedGRating has been trying to break away from Creator/ABCFamily's family-friendly image]] ever since the network handoff, but inherited the latter's contractual obligation to broadcast ''The 700 Club'' and other CBN productions. Thus, MoralGuardians' objections to Halloween and many other things broadcast on the network have likely never been far from top of mind at headquarters, but they basically flipped them off in 2019, when broadcasting a PopUpTrivia version of ''Film/HocusPocus'' which at one point [[note]] when the witches are incinerated in the high school kiln and their ashes appear in the sky [[/note]] suggests that the witches have elected a new pope.

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* Creator/{{Freeform}} [[AvoidTheDreadedGRating has been trying to break away from Creator/ABCFamily's [[Creator/ABCFamily]]'s [[AvoidTheDreadedGRating family-friendly image]] ever since the network handoff, but inherited the latter's contractual obligation to broadcast ''The 700 Club'' and other CBN productions. Thus, MoralGuardians' objections to Halloween and many other things broadcast on the network have likely never been far from top of mind at headquarters, but they basically flipped them off in 2019, when broadcasting a PopUpTrivia version of ''Film/HocusPocus'' which at one point [[note]] when the witches are incinerated in the high school kiln and their ashes appear in the sky [[/note]] suggests that the witches have elected a new pope.


* Creator/{{Freeform}} has been trying to break away from Creator/ABCFamily's family-friendly image ever since the network handoff, but inherited the latter's contractual obligation to broadcast ''The 700 Club'' and other CBN productions. Thus, MoralGuardians' objections to Halloween and many other things broadcast on the network have likely never been far from top of mind at headquarters, but they basically flipped them off when broadcasting a PopUpTrivia version of ''Film/HocusPocus'', which at one point [[note]] when the witches are incinerated in the high school kiln and their ashes appear in the sky [[/note]] suggests that the witches have elected a new pope.

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* Creator/{{Freeform}} [[AvoidTheDreadedGRating has been trying to break away from Creator/ABCFamily's family-friendly image image]] ever since the network handoff, but inherited the latter's contractual obligation to broadcast ''The 700 Club'' and other CBN productions. Thus, MoralGuardians' objections to Halloween and many other things broadcast on the network have likely never been far from top of mind at headquarters, but they basically flipped them off in 2019, when broadcasting a PopUpTrivia version of ''Film/HocusPocus'', ''Film/HocusPocus'' which at one point [[note]] when the witches are incinerated in the high school kiln and their ashes appear in the sky [[/note]] suggests that the witches have elected a new pope.


* The guys of ''Series/ImpracticalJokers'' get away with most of their antics in this way. One such example is when the guys are challenged to cut the Broadway ticket line, attempts being made with pretending to know someone up front doesn't work, trying to insinuate into a group doesn't work, but walking past and saying "I don't do lines" miraculously ''does''.

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* The guys of ''Series/ImpracticalJokers'' get away with most of their antics in this way. One such example is when the guys are challenged to cut the Broadway ticket line, attempts being made with pretending to know someone up front doesn't work, trying to insinuate into a group doesn't work, but walking past and saying "I don't do lines" miraculously ''does''. Another is when they're made to "sell" an increasingly bizarre book to a pair of producers, which consists of nonsense like "top three hottest ''Creator/{{Disney}}'' princesses" and listing "the girl lion from ''Disney/TheLionKing''" as number 3: the book is so outlandishly surreal and over-the-top that both publishers are indeed interested in it.


* Creator/{{Freeform}} has been trying to break away from Creator/ABCFamily's family-friendly image ever since the network handoff, but inherited the latter's contractual obligation to broadcast the 700 Club and other Creator/CBN productions. Thus, MoralGuardians' objections to Halloween and many other things broadcast on the network have likely never been far from top of mind at headquarters, but they basically flipped them off when broadcasting a PopUpTrivia version of ''Film/HocusPocus'' which at one point [[note]] when the witches are incinerated in the high school kiln and their ashes appear in the sky [[/note]] suggests that the witches have elected a new pope.

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* Creator/{{Freeform}} has been trying to break away from Creator/ABCFamily's family-friendly image ever since the network handoff, but inherited the latter's contractual obligation to broadcast the ''The 700 Club Club'' and other Creator/CBN CBN productions. Thus, MoralGuardians' objections to Halloween and many other things broadcast on the network have likely never been far from top of mind at headquarters, but they basically flipped them off when broadcasting a PopUpTrivia version of ''Film/HocusPocus'' ''Film/HocusPocus'', which at one point [[note]] when the witches are incinerated in the high school kiln and their ashes appear in the sky [[/note]] suggests that the witches have elected a new pope.


* Creator/{{Freeform}} has been trying to break away from Creator/ABCFamily's family-friendly image ever since the network handoff, but inherited the latter's contractual obligation to broadcast the 700 Club and other Creator/{{CBN}} productions. Thus, MoralGuardians' objections to Halloween and many other things broadcast on the network have likely never been far from top of mind at headquarters, but they basically flipped them off when broadcasting a PopUpTrivia version of ''Film/HocusPocus'' which at one point [[note]] when the witches are incinerated in the high school kiln and their ashes appear in the sky [[/note]] suggests that the witches have elected a new pope.

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* Creator/{{Freeform}} has been trying to break away from Creator/ABCFamily's family-friendly image ever since the network handoff, but inherited the latter's contractual obligation to broadcast the 700 Club and other Creator/{{CBN}} Creator/CBN productions. Thus, MoralGuardians' objections to Halloween and many other things broadcast on the network have likely never been far from top of mind at headquarters, but they basically flipped them off when broadcasting a PopUpTrivia version of ''Film/HocusPocus'' which at one point [[note]] when the witches are incinerated in the high school kiln and their ashes appear in the sky [[/note]] suggests that the witches have elected a new pope.

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* Creator/{{Freeform}} has been trying to break away from Creator/ABCFamily's family-friendly image ever since the network handoff, but inherited the latter's contractual obligation to broadcast the 700 Club and other Creator/{{CBN}} productions. Thus, MoralGuardians' objections to Halloween and many other things broadcast on the network have likely never been far from top of mind at headquarters, but they basically flipped them off when broadcasting a PopUpTrivia version of ''Film/HocusPocus'' which at one point [[note]] when the witches are incinerated in the high school kiln and their ashes appear in the sky [[/note]] suggests that the witches have elected a new pope.

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* ''Series/WallenbergAHerosStory'': Wallenberg rented 32 buildings in Budapest, declared them to be auxiliary embassy facilities technically Swedish territory, and therefore off limits to the Hungarians and their German allies and used them as safe houses. He also printed up thousands of "protective passports" identifying the bearers as Swedish citizens, and handed them out to every Hungarian Jew he met even, on one occasion, those locked in the boxcars on a train departing for Auschwitz! At one point, he ran on top of a train carrying Jews to be killed and stuffing papers into the cars that the Jews could use to semi-legally escape. While Nazis shot at him.

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* ''Series/{{Frasier}}:'' At the end of season 10, Roz quits KACL. In the first episode of season 11, she changes her mind and wants to go back. Her solution? Just walk back into KACL and act like she never left in the first place. Since she's dealing with [[ExtremeDoormat Kenny]], it works.

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