"If you can't beat the game, if you can't solve the puzzle, you're nothing but a loser."
—Near flipping a jigsaw puzzle and shaking its pieces loose in the Death Note manga
Yuka: (pleading) "Wait—! It was only level 4, you don't have to do that!"
Jun: (sternly, at Yuka) "That's WEAK! There's no place for mediocrity in VG! It's glory for the winner, for the loser... shame."
"Lost by a hundred, lost by a thousand"
— Portuguese proverb
"And in this sort of race, there's no silver medal for finishing second."
—Henry Jones Sr, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Ben Stein: That's means, You have to say goodbye. We love having you here, But I'm afraid you are history. And that means, I am going to take your (lowest money) back into my bank. (He does silly routines as he takes money away from a contestant in third place) (We see more money added to Ben Stein's score display as the contestant score displays goes down to 0). When we come back, The two survivors will try to win my salary. And I will defend my money by becoming a common contestant. Stay tuned. You might learn something.
— From Win Ben Stein's Money
Announcer: Today's best cryer will win an official Sonny Friendly Teddy Bear.
Sonny Friendly: WAIT?!? My Teddy Bear?!? THAT'S THE GRAND PRIZE?!? BUT, BUT I LOVE MY TEDDY BEAR! YOU CAN'T DO THAT!!! (Sobs loudly)
Announcer: Sonny Friendly, You are the best cryer on The Crying Game Show. YOU WON!
Sonny Friendly: WHAT?!? I WON?!? YOU MEAN I CAN KEEP MY TEDDY BEAR?!? WOW! THIS IS THE HAPPIEST DAY OF MY LIFE!!! Now let's some consolation prize for our contestants. Shall we?
Sonny Friendly: What do you mean?
Announcer: Sorry, There is no consolation prize.
Luke Warm: WHAT?!? No consolation prize?!? (Voice breaks down) This is awful!
Ida Normer: (Whines) THAT'S NOT FAIR!!!
Pierre Blue: (Voice breaks down) That makes me so SAD!
*All three contestants sobs in failure*
Sonny Friendly: (While holding his teddy bear) Well, I guess we can't all be winners, You know! (Laughs) Well, This is Sonny Friendly saying we will see you again next time on The Crying Game Show! (To his teddy bear) Oh, Teddy. It's so good to have you back! (Kisses his teddy bear). (To the audience) Is this fun, or What? Yes! This is terrific. You did great! Thank you, audience!
— From the Sesame Street Game show sketch: The Crying Game Show with Sonny Friendly after Sonny Friendly denies the grand prize (His teddy bear).