Many people are upset with outsourcing, but they aren’t willing to pay the price difference to ensure their products are made in America. In this scene from Outsourced, Asha walks an angry customer through the process of locating an American-made product only to find that he isn’t interested in paying the higher price.
Pretty Woman — A Week’s Worth of Time
In Pretty Woman, Edward is really interested Vivian and makes a business proposition for her to spend a week with him. He offers to hire her as his companion. During the negotiation process, they attempt to settle on a price. They agree on a price of $3000, but at the end of the clip she admits to Edward that she would have stayed for $2000 (implying she has now earned $1000 of producer surplus), but Edward reveals he would have actually paid her $4000 (implying his consumer surplus is also $1000).
The Wire: Stringer Bell Learns Economics
While attending community college, Stringer Bell enrolls in an economics course and tries to apply the concepts of elasticity to his copying business.
The Simpsons: Bart Gets an Elephant
In this clip, Homer decides to monetize Bart’s elephant in order to try and recoup some of the costs of owning the elephant. When he quickly realizes he hasn’t set a high enough price, Homer tries to go back and increase the price, but he may have gone a bit too far.
Catch Me If You Can: Supply Curve
Here’s a clip from Catch Me If You Can illustrating a few great supply curve principles, including reservation wage. This is the full scene, but you can clip it at 1:19 to show just the relevant parts.