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6th Feb '16 9:11:20 PM nombretomado
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* Frank on ''[[Series/ThirtyRock 30 Rock]]'' lives with his mother and pays her rent. It hasn't been mentioned if he actually lives in her basement. Subverted when he almost moved out to become a lawyer. (Jack put a stop to this after learning that all of Frank's male relatives were lawyers for TheMafia and consequently met bad ends.)
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* Frank on ''[[Series/ThirtyRock 30 Rock]]'' ''Series/ThirtyRock'' lives with his mother and pays her rent. It hasn't been mentioned if he actually lives in her basement. Subverted when he almost moved out to become a lawyer. (Jack put a stop to this after learning that all of Frank's male relatives were lawyers for TheMafia and consequently met bad ends.)

* Similar to this, people routinely make fun of the title character of ''{{Frasier}}'' for living with his father, causing him to make the same reply of "He lives with me!" Except that this is actually the case... Frasier's father moved into Frasier's apartment to be taken care of, not the other way around. Oddly enough, the ''writers of the show'' seem to occasionally forget this.
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* Similar to this, people routinely make fun of the title character of ''{{Frasier}}'' ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' for living with his father, causing him to make the same reply of "He lives with me!" Except that this is actually the case... Frasier's father moved into Frasier's apartment to be taken care of, not the other way around. Oddly enough, the ''writers of the show'' seem to occasionally forget this.
12th Jan '16 4:29:37 PM nombretomado
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* Evil Dave in ''{{Runescape}}'' has constructed his lair in his mother's basement.
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* Evil Dave in ''{{Runescape}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}'' has constructed his lair in his mother's basement.
3rd Jan '16 2:45:52 PM Darksilverhawk
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* The [[JokerJury Council of Three-And-A-Half]] in ''{{Nodwick}}'':
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* The [[JokerJury Council of Three-And-A-Half]] in ''{{Nodwick}}'':''ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}}'':
27th Nov '15 10:36:45 PM nombretomado
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* The most extreme example of this is Ted from ''{{Scrubs}}'', the pathetically inept sad-sack attorney who not only lives with his mother, but [[{{Squick}} shares a bed with her.]] * In ''{{Seinfeld}}'', George lives with his parents during most of season 5 because he can't find a job. * ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'': Robert Barone is forced to move in with his parents-- even though he bought their house from them, and ends up having to give it back to them after he loses his apartment, he's cast as the "loser" because he's a man in his mid-40's living with his parents.
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* The most extreme example of this is Ted from ''{{Scrubs}}'', ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', the pathetically inept sad-sack attorney who not only lives with his mother, but [[{{Squick}} shares a bed with her.]] * In ''{{Seinfeld}}'', ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', George lives with his parents during most of season 5 because he can't find a job. * ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'': ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'': Robert Barone is forced to move in with his parents-- even though he bought their house from them, and ends up having to give it back to them after he loses his apartment, he's cast as the "loser" because he's a man in his mid-40's living with his parents.
26th Nov '15 11:50:19 PM nombretomado
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* The TropeMaker is likely Creator/WilliamShatner's "Get a Life" sketch on ''SaturdayNightLive'', in which he made reference to how the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' fans should [[TakeThat get a life and move out of their parents' basements]]. That sketch may have single-handedly [[strike:invented]] popularized ''every'' Trekkie stereotype.
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* The TropeMaker is likely Creator/WilliamShatner's "Get a Life" sketch on ''SaturdayNightLive'', ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', in which he made reference to how the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' fans should [[TakeThat get a life and move out of their parents' basements]]. That sketch may have single-handedly [[strike:invented]] popularized ''every'' Trekkie stereotype.
25th Oct '15 6:38:40 PM KidDynamite
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** It was explained in the first episode that Vint was living elsewhere originally, but a combination of bad financial management and his wife leaving him meant he could no longer afford his house and returned to Mama's house with his two teenage kids. Vint's second wife, Naomi, lived next door. After they got married during the first season, Naomi sold her house and they were planning to move elsewhere, but she wound up getting scammed out of her money and them having to stay with Mama.
14th Oct '15 12:17:14 PM roxana
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** This is a common misconception. In fact actual records and censuses demonstrate that the nuclear family has been the norm in the west and much more common in the east where an extended family several generations deep was an ideal - but one seldom met.
14th Oct '15 7:20:19 AM jayoungr
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* Subverted in ''Film/OfDiceAndMen.'' John Francis lives in his mom's basement, but he doesn't have any of the social problems normally associated with the trope, and he's about to move out in order to take a job offer in another town.
2nd Oct '15 7:04:06 PM nombretomado
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* A rather disturbing variation occurs in ''Series/BeingHuman''. One episode has a young man who lives with his parents... because he was turned into a vampire while in his late teens and his parents are trying to hide it. They constantly move around so no one notices their son staying the same age and have him feed off of them so he won't attack anyone else. By the time the protagonists meet him, they find his now-elderly father dying, leaving his son on his own for the first time in his life.
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* A rather disturbing variation occurs in ''Series/BeingHuman''.''Series/BeingHumanUK''. One episode has a young man who lives with his parents... because he was turned into a vampire while in his late teens and his parents are trying to hide it. They constantly move around so no one notices their son staying the same age and have him feed off of them so he won't attack anyone else. By the time the protagonists meet him, they find his now-elderly father dying, leaving his son on his own for the first time in his life.
26th Sep '15 8:28:41 PM nombretomado
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* In the {{Spider-Man}} story '' OneMoreDay'', Peter Parker is now an unmarried, perpetually unemployed man who lives with his aunt.
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* In the {{Spider-Man}} story '' OneMoreDay'', ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'', Peter Parker is now an unmarried, perpetually unemployed man who lives with his aunt.
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