We can see economic concepts throughout the episode when Fish learns that he is rich because of a small savings account he opened 1000 years ago. Thanks to interest rates, his money has grown to billions. When Fish and his friends try to order a pizza, he finds out that anchovies no longer exist because of overfishing when humans arrived on the planet. Zoidberg notes that his people killed the anchovies because they always believed one more wouldn’t have an impact.
The Boy Toy auction gets a little heated as the ladies of One Tree Hill are down to the final boy, Nathan. The auction values start to get high, but they are intent on not letting the other ladies get Nathan. They work together to get the bid up to a point where no one else can participate.
Watch a market in action during the Aalsmeer, Netherlands flower auction.
I was watching Parks & Rec with a friend one night and came across this great clip that showed market power of monopolies. Ron & Co. originally reserved 22 white vans from the local rental company for Leslie’s campaign. Right before voting day, the rental agency opted to rent the vans to someone else. A negotiation ensues.