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22nd Jul '16 7:57:08 AM Lequinni
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** Note that in these cultures applies this trope somehow still applies, not as "living with your parents at an adult age" but as "living with your parents at an adult age and ''willingly not contributing with the household''".

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** Note that even in these cultures applies this trope somehow still applies, not as "living with your parents at an adult age" age is shameful" but as "living with your parents at an adult age and ''willingly ''and willingly not contributing with the household''".household'' is shameful".
24th Jun '16 8:57:08 AM Josef5678
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* In the beginning of ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine'', Jacob lives in his uncle Adam's basement and refuses to get a job or do anything with his life.
22nd Jun '16 8:55:14 AM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Peter Maximoff is around 27 years old in 1983, and he still lives in the basement of his mother's house.
18th Apr '16 9:12:53 AM MsChibi
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* Has NoSocialSkills.
18th Apr '16 9:01:00 AM MsChibi
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For a more serious treatment of this as a social problem, see {{Hikikomori}}. Not to be confused with MadwomanInTheAttic. Compare TheHermit and TheThingThatWouldNotLeave.

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For a more serious treatment of this as a social problem, see {{Hikikomori}}. Not to be confused with MadwomanInTheAttic. Compare TheHermit and TheThingThatWouldNotLeave. See also LoserProtagonist.
17th Apr '16 7:51:03 AM bwburke94
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[[SarcasmMode Thank goodness those don't sound like nerd stereotypes]], or [[MostTropersAreYoungNerds we]] could be in real trouble. This trope has become much, '''MUCH''' less stigmatizing in RealLife, however, where the economy has been sending more and more adults back to their parents' homes. [[http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38364681/ns/business-economy_at_a_crossroads And if this article is any indication, this trope could even become discredited at some point in the future.]]

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[[SarcasmMode Thank goodness those don't sound like nerd stereotypes]], or [[MostTropersAreYoungNerds we]] could be in real trouble. This trope has become much, '''MUCH''' less stigmatizing in RealLife, however, where the economy has been sending more and more adults back to their parents' homes. [[http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38364681/ns/business-economy_at_a_crossroads And if this article is any indication, this trope could even become discredited at some point in the future.]]



** Xander Harris, who does not enrol in college during the fourth season and lives in his parents' basement, where he pays rent. He gets his own place in season five. By season seven, everyone seems to be living in the Summers household.
** Also the nerd troika of season six, whose evil headquarters is Warren's parents' basement.

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** Xander Harris, who does not enrol enroll in college during the fourth season and lives in his parents' basement, where he pays rent. He gets his own place in season five. By season seven, everyone seems to be living in the Summers household.
** Also the nerd troika trio of season six, whose evil headquarters is Warren's parents' basement.
15th Apr '16 6:16:40 PM Doug86
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* In the {{Spider-Man}} story ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'', Peter Parker is now an unmarried, perpetually unemployed man who lives with his aunt.

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* In the {{Spider-Man}} Franchise/SpiderMan story ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'', Peter Parker is now an unmarried, perpetually unemployed man who lives with his aunt.



* TheDCU depicts Superboy Prime-- an alternate universe version of Superman with [[PsychopathicManchild stunted emotional and physical development]]-- as a StrawFan with near unlimited power and no one to oppose him. [[TakeThat He chooses to live in his parent's basement forcing them to cook and clean for him, while he trolls DC Comics message boards.]] He was pretty [[OmnicidalManiac busy]] before, though.

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* TheDCU Franchise/TheDCU depicts Superboy Prime-- an alternate universe version of Superman with [[PsychopathicManchild stunted emotional and physical development]]-- as a StrawFan with near unlimited power and no one to oppose him. [[TakeThat He chooses to live in his parent's basement forcing them to cook and clean for him, while he trolls DC Comics message boards.]] He was pretty [[OmnicidalManiac busy]] before, though.
25th Mar '16 11:43:03 PM JackG
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* An irate man is gathering signatures against an upcoming ''Franchise/StarTrek'' marathon on Creator/SciFiChannel, ranting how only losers who live in their mother's basements watch this stuff. The old lady he's talking to suggests her son might be interested. "I'll just get him. He's in the basement." Cue an enormous cosplayer dressed as a Klingon warrior emerging from the basement and knocking the man unconscious.
-->'''Old Lady:''' (in Klingon, subtitled) You do not fight with honor!
-->'''Klingon:''' Aw, Mom!
19th Mar '16 3:13:17 AM Hossmeister
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16th Mar '16 12:16:33 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheDrewCareyShow'': Drew had long been living in his parents' house, which he bought from them. When they have to move back in, he's forced to live in the basement. Naturally, he comments on being a 40-year-old man who lives in his parents' basement.

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* ''TheDrewCareyShow'': ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'': Drew had long been living in his parents' house, which he bought from them. When they have to move back in, he's forced to live in the basement. Naturally, he comments on being a 40-year-old man who lives in his parents' basement.



* On ''MyNameIsEarl'', Earl tries to make up for poking a hole in his crush/babysitter's condom. He finds the girl, who has married the guy who got her pregnant, and they have an unemployed adult son who dropped out of high school and leeches off his parents. Earl decides to help him truly become an adult. HilarityEnsues.
* Bud Bundy in the later seasons of ''MarriedWithChildren''.
* Vinton Harper of ''MamasFamily'', despite being over 40 years old, and a single father of two children, who DO move out when they're old enough.

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* On ''MyNameIsEarl'', ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', Earl tries to make up for poking a hole in his crush/babysitter's condom. He finds the girl, who has married the guy who got her pregnant, and they have an unemployed adult son who dropped out of high school and leeches off his parents. Earl decides to help him truly become an adult. HilarityEnsues.
* Bud Bundy in the later seasons of ''MarriedWithChildren''.
''Series/MarriedWithChildren''.
* Vinton Harper of ''MamasFamily'', ''Series/MamasFamily'', despite being over 40 years old, and a single father of two children, who DO move out when they're old enough.
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