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Basic Trope: A character has helped another character several times in the past. In spite of this, the latter is adamant that the former still owes him a favor.

  • Straight: Larry tells Bob that he needs to help him more often. Bob points out that he has already helped Larry out of trouble 8 times in the last year, so Larry retorts that he hasn't done anything for him this week in particular.
  • Exaggerated: In a Long Runner show, Larry tells Bob that he has never done anything for him. Bob immediately comes with a Long List of times he has helped Larry, giving elaborate description of each and every instance (regular viewers will know that Bob has helped Larry out of trouble Once per Episode for the last five seasons, and has indeed also already helped him once in this episode), but Larry responds that Bob hasn't done anything for him in the last 12 hours.
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  • Justified: Larry has helped Bob in return once, maybe twice, and believes that this somehow makes them even.
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