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Kevin Wolf

I had forgotten the word tontine and can't remember the last time I ran into it. Maybe one of the Sherlock Holmes stories has a plot involving a tontine?

Mike Schilling

M*A*S*H's Colonel Potter was the last survivor of a tontine. (IIRC, the others were his WWI buddies.)

P. G. Wodehouse's _The Butler Did it_ (AKA _Something Fishy_) also had a tontine.

I'm sure there have been others, particularly as sitcom plots.

Joshua Merrill

One tontine that showed up in pop culture is in the Simpsons episode "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish." Grandpa Simpson and Mr. Burns formed it with the other members of their WWII battalion to decide "who gets to keep all them purty pictures."

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