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'Extreme Cheapskate' tricks wife into eating movie snacks out of the trash

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Movie concessions are awfully expensive, but that doesn't mean moviegoers should pinch pennies by rooting around for half-consumed snacks from the theater trash. Well, unless you're Roy Haynes, who appears on Tuesday night's episode of the TLC show "Extreme Cheapskates."

Roy actually forks over the cash to take his wife to a movie, but brings his own fruit to snack on. That's not enough for his wife, who wants some actual movie-theater popcorn.

Leaving his wife in the theater while he goes to throw away the peel from the home-brought banana he just snarfed, Roy halts at the theater trash can -- and the mental-cheapskate wheels start turning.

From one trash can, he retrieves a popcorn bag with some kernels still in it. From another, he rescues a soda cup with ice and some liquid still inside. He then takes the items into the men's restroom and dumps out the contents before bringing the cup and bag to the snack bar to utilize the theater's free refill policy. (Hey, at least he washed out the soda cup!)

When he presents the treats to his wife, she's so thrilled she kisses him. But how will she react after she watches the episode and learns that her goodies were recycled garbage?

Roy's episode of "Extreme Cheapskates" airs Tuesday night at 10 p.m. on TLC.