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26th Apr '17 3:06:25 PM PrincessPandaTrope
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* ''[[https://thejenkinscomic.wordpress.com/ The Jenkins]]'' is about three grown men, who have lived in the basement for a very long time, trying to live on their own, after their parents move to the retirement home.
19th Apr '17 8:06:15 PM MagnusForce
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* Mookie from ''WesternAnimation/AtomicPuppet'' lives in his overbearing scooter-chair-bound mother's basement despite being the former sidekick of Captain Atomic and the rival of Atomic Puppet.
16th Mar '17 10:47:28 AM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Narbonic}}'', Dr. Madblood's "ElaborateUndergroundBase". He later switches to a [[SpaceBase moonbase]], but still does his mom's laundry. After the moonbase was destroyed, he had to move back in.

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* In ''{{Narbonic}}'', ''{{Webcomic/Narbonic}}'', Dr. Madblood's "ElaborateUndergroundBase". He later switches to a [[SpaceBase moonbase]], but still does his mom's laundry. After the moonbase was destroyed, he had to move back in.
12th Mar '17 8:34:00 PM H2SO4
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' Book 3 (Change), one of the new potential [[BlowYouAway Airbender]] recruits is a 22-year-old man who still lives with his mother. His mom, despite saying that he's "still trying to figure his life out" to try and justify it, is ''delighted'' by the idea of Tenzin taking him to the Northern Air Temple, just so she can finally get him out of the house.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' Book 3 (Change), one of the new potential [[BlowYouAway Airbender]] recruits is a 22-year-old man who still lives with his mother. His mom, despite saying that he's "still trying to figure his life out" to try and justify it, is ''delighted'' by the idea of Tenzin taking him to the Northern Air Temple, just so she can finally get him out of the house. Three years later, not only does he join Tenzin and the other Airbenders, they also give him a job as a tour guide, and his parents are glad he has a job. However, he's embarrassed to see them at work
12th Mar '17 9:42:45 AM LondonKdS
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* In ''ComicBook/AdventureTimeIceKing'', "cool" evil wizard Lazertron actually lives in his mother's basement.
25th Jan '17 1:12:25 PM KhesterBarbatos
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* ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'': Linkara hasn't moved out of his parent's house in 30 years, as [[http://atopfourthwall.blogspot.com/2009/06/superman-vs-terminator-1.html his review of Superman v. Terminator]] reveals. As of the 100th episode, he's finally moved out with his girlfriend Iron Liz to an apartment, and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny rigged his old home to blow on unauthorized entry.]]

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* ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'': Linkara hasn't moved out of his parent's house in 30 years, as [[http://atopfourthwall.blogspot.com/2009/06/superman-vs-terminator-1.html [[http://atopthefourthwall.com/superman-vs-the-terminator-1/ his review of Superman v. Terminator]] reveals. As of the 100th episode, he's finally moved out with his girlfriend Iron Liz to an apartment, and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny rigged his old home to blow on unauthorized entry.]]
25th Jan '17 2:25:10 AM StFan
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-->'''Old Lady:''' (in Klingon, subtitled) You do not fight with honor!
-->'''Klingon:''' Aw, Mom!

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-->'''Old Lady:''' (in ''[in Klingon, subtitled) subtitled]'' You do not fight with honor!
-->'''Klingon:'''
honor!\\
'''Klingon:'''
Aw, Mom!
Mom!



* In the Franchise/SpiderMan story ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'', Peter Parker is now an unmarried, perpetually unemployed man who lives with his aunt.
** Hilariously, Screwball accused him of living by his momma. Spidey shouted "No", mentally adding "auntie, not momma".

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* In the Franchise/SpiderMan story ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'', Peter Parker is now an unmarried, perpetually unemployed man who lives with his aunt. \n** Hilariously, Screwball accused him of living by his momma. Spidey shouted "No", mentally adding "auntie, not momma".



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* The roles are reversed in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' were Grandpa shamefully lives in the basement.



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* The movie ''Film/FailureToLaunch'' deals with a group of grown men living with their parents who exhibit stereotypical nerd behavior.
** Subverted though, in that the 'nerdiest' of the group actually owns the home he lives in, and took in his mother because that's what you do when your mother has nowhere else to go. In fact everyone in the group but the main character has some sort of technicality which makes them not ''really'' live with their parents, which is used to explain why only said main character is [[AnimalsHateHim attacked by chipmunks and dolphins]].
* Subverted in ''Film/GalaxyQuest'' when Jason Nesmith is contacted by the Thermians. He thinks that they're particularly rabid fanboys who have built an exact replica of the the ''Protector'' in their parents' basement. He's only two-thirds right.

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* The movie ''Film/FailureToLaunch'' deals with a group of grown men living with their parents who exhibit stereotypical nerd behavior.
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behavior. Subverted though, in that the 'nerdiest' "nerdiest" of the group actually owns the home he lives in, and took in his mother because that's what you do when your mother has nowhere else to go. In fact everyone in the group but the main character has some sort of technicality which makes them not ''really'' live with their parents, which is used to explain why only said main character is [[AnimalsHateHim attacked by chipmunks and dolphins]].
* ''Film/GalaxyQuest'':
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Subverted in ''Film/GalaxyQuest'' when Jason Nesmith is contacted by the Thermians. He thinks that they're particularly rabid fanboys who have built an exact replica of the the ''Protector'' in their parents' basement. He's only two-thirds right.



* Speaking of Tim Allen. His role as Zoom in ''Film/ZoomAcademyForSuperheroes'' has him meeting his fans and asking how many of them still live in their Mom's basement. All but ChevyChase raise their hands. This is followed by what [[http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/Zoom__Academy_for_Superheroes_2006.aspx?Page=3 the movie's Agony Booth Review]] refers to as ''"Awkward Silence Which Is Supposed To Be Funny[[TradeSnark ?]]."''
** A wonderful line granted, but the idea was best expressed in a SNL sketch with Shatner delivering that as well as the inquiry of how many attendees at the convention have even kissed a girl. Priceless.

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* Speaking of Tim Allen. His role as Zoom in ''Film/ZoomAcademyForSuperheroes'' has him meeting his fans and asking how many of them still live in their Mom's basement. All but ChevyChase raise their hands. This is followed by what [[http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/Zoom__Academy_for_Superheroes_2006.aspx?Page=3 the movie's Agony Booth Review]] refers to as ''"Awkward Silence Which Is Supposed To to Be Funny[[TradeSnark ?]]."''
** A wonderful line granted, but the idea was best expressed in a SNL sketch with Shatner delivering that as well as the inquiry of how many attendees at the convention have even kissed a girl. Priceless.
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* The whole plot of ''Film/{{Tanguy}}'' involves exasperated parents who try to get their grown son (the title character) to move the hell out so they can have their own lives back.
** This French film appeared to have hit a chord with the public, as the name "Tanguy" has basically become a generic word for BasementDweller in French-speaking countries, where it's not uncommon to hear people complain that their son is a Tanguy.

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* The whole plot of ''Film/{{Tanguy}}'' involves exasperated parents who try to get their grown son (the title character) to move the hell out so they can have their own lives back.
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back. This French film appeared to have hit a chord with the public, as the name "Tanguy" has basically become a generic word for BasementDweller Basement-Dweller in French-speaking countries, where it's not uncommon to hear people complain that their son is a Tanguy.



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* "Franchise/{{Batman}} may ''call'' it "The Batcave", but that doesn't change the fact that he spends most of his time in his parent's basement"
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* GenderInverted and Subverted in ''TheHelp''. The big publishing hotshot is disgusted to learn that our heroine lives with her mother. The heroine is actually taking care of her mother as she dies of cancer. Oops.

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* GenderInverted and Subverted in ''TheHelp''.''Film/TheHelp''. The big publishing hotshot is disgusted to learn that our heroine lives with her mother. The heroine is actually taking care of her mother as she dies of cancer. Oops.



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* "Franchise/{{Batman}} may ''call'' it "The Batcave", but that doesn't change the fact that he spends most of his time in his parent's basement"
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* "Franchise/{{Batman}} may ''call'' it "The Batcave", but that doesn't change the fact that he spends most of his time in his parent's basement"
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* ''{{Series/CSI}}'' episode "A Space Oddity" plays the HollywoodNerd image ludicrously straight by showing two guys living in a reconstruction of the ship from "[[Franchise/StarTrek Astro Quest]]" in their mother's attic.

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* ''{{Series/CSI}}'' ''Series/{{CSI}}'' episode "A Space Oddity" plays the HollywoodNerd image ludicrously straight by showing two guys living in a reconstruction of the ship from "[[Franchise/StarTrek Astro Quest]]" in their mother's attic.



* Howard from ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' lives in his old bedroom instead of the basement, but otherwise fits this trope to a T. However, he and his family are Jewish, which is one of the cultures where adults living with their parents before they get married is considered normal.
** Especially prevalent when he ''finally'' gets a girlfriend, Bernadette, and expects her to move in with him and his mother.
--->'''Bernadette''': Does your mother always cut your steak?

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* Howard from ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' lives in his old bedroom instead of the basement, but otherwise fits this trope to a T. However, he and his family are Jewish, which is one of the cultures where adults living with their parents before they get married is considered normal.
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normal. Especially prevalent when he ''finally'' gets a girlfriend, Bernadette, and expects her to move in with him and his mother.
--->'''Bernadette''': -->'''Bernadette:''' Does your mother always cut your steak?



* In one episode of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', Tony and Ziva interviewed the web master of a porn site who lived in his mother's basement. He also collected ''Franchise/StarWars'' toys as "investments" and met the site's owner on his paper route. If memory serves, his mother wanted to bring them snacks.
** Another episode, featuring an episode long, city-wide BigBlackOut, starts out with a man in his thirties who's playing a computer game when the Internet connection is suddenly lost. He immediately shouts for his mom, who he apparently lives with.

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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'':
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In one episode of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', episode, Tony and Ziva interviewed interview the web master of a porn site who lived lives in his mother's basement. He also collected collects ''Franchise/StarWars'' toys as "investments" and met meets the site's owner on his paper route. If memory serves, his mother wanted wants to bring them snacks.
** Another episode, Another, featuring an episode long, episode-long, city-wide BigBlackOut, starts out with a man in his thirties who's playing a computer game when the Internet connection is suddenly lost. He immediately shouts for his mom, who he apparently lives with.



* ''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.
** The first time he moved out, he ended up in an apartment above the garage of the Jewish versions of Frank and Marie. They even cooked his dinner, bossed him, and ignored him in order to pay attention to Ray.
** Then there is Amy's brother Peter, who when first introduced is running a failing comic shop in Pennsylvania but still living in his parents' basement. When Amy and Robert marry, Peter is a ManChild living in the basement and the despair of his parents. They take advantage of his staying in New York as an effective BasementDweller first with Robert and Amy, and briefly with Ray and Debra, to clear the basement, emphatically hinting it's time for him to move out. This makes him a problem for the extended Barone family. [[note]]he begins to shape up and accept responsibilities when he takes Robert's old apartment. And then he meets the sympathetic Peggy.[[/note]]

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* ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'': ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'':
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Robert Barone is forced to move in with his parents-- 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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parents. The first time he moved moves out, he ended ends up in an apartment above the garage of the Jewish versions of Frank and Marie. They even cooked cook his dinner, bossed boss him, and ignored ignore him in order to pay attention to Ray.
** Then there is Amy's brother Peter, who when first introduced is running a failing comic shop in Pennsylvania but still living in his parents' basement. When Amy and Robert marry, Peter is a ManChild living in the basement and the despair of his parents. They take advantage of his staying in New York as an effective BasementDweller Basement-Dweller first with Robert and Amy, and briefly with Ray and Debra, to clear the basement, emphatically hinting it's time for him to move out. This makes him a problem for the extended Barone family. [[note]]he begins to shape up and accept responsibilities when he takes Robert's old apartment. And then he meets the sympathetic Peggy.[[/note]]



** The accomplice of the killer from "Extreme Aggressor" had shades of this, since he lived with his grandmother and spent almost all his time in the attic; Morgan, after finding his bedroom, even says "This is a boy's room, not a man's".
** The [=UnSubs=] in "The Wheels On The Bus..." were implied to be this trope for much of their lives, since their parents had abandoned them.

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** The accomplice of the killer from "Extreme Aggressor" had has shades of this, since he lived with his grandmother and spent almost all his time in the attic; Morgan, after finding his bedroom, even says "This is a boy's room, not a man's".
** The [=UnSubs=] in "The Wheels On The on the Bus..." were implied to be this trope for much of their lives, since their parents had abandoned them.



* Vinton Harper of ''Series/MamasFamily'', despite being over 40 years old, and a single father of two children, who DO move out when they're old enough.
** 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.

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* Vinton Harper of ''Series/MamasFamily'', despite being over 40 years old, and a single father of two children, who DO move out when they're old enough. \n** 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.



* Invoked by Saba's characterization of [[Series/BigCatDiaries Chui the leopard]] when she finds he's still living with his mother about a year after they thought he'd have become independent. Obviously, being a leopard, he doesn't show the human-specific features of a BasementDweller, but he is living mostly off of his mother's kills when he's old enough to be on his own. Best guess about why? The local male (probably his father) seems to have gone missing and therefore wasn't around to drive him away and mate with his mother. Sadly, his mother Bella was looking kind of skinny from supporting her adult son as well as herself.

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* ''Series/BigCatDiaries'': Invoked by Saba's characterization of [[Series/BigCatDiaries Chui the leopard]] leopard when she finds he's still living with his mother about a year after they thought he'd have become independent. Obviously, being a leopard, he doesn't show the human-specific features of a BasementDweller, Basement-Dweller, but he is living mostly off of his mother's kills when he's old enough to be on his own. Best guess about why? The local male (probably his father) seems to have gone missing and therefore wasn't around to drive him away and mate with his mother. Sadly, his mother Bella was looking kind of skinny from supporting her adult son as well as herself.



--->Hey fella, I bet you're still livin' in your parents' cellar\\

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--->Hey --->''Hey fella, I bet you're still livin' in your parents' cellar\\



You're just about as useless as jpegs to Helen Keller

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You're just about as useless as jpegs to Helen KellerKeller''



-->You still live with your mom and you're 42!
* BifNaked's "Letdown":
---> Ain't had a job in about a year. Living down in my parents basement.

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-->You --->''You still live with your mom and you're 42!
42!''
* BifNaked's Creator/BifNaked's "Letdown":
---> Ain't -->''Ain't had a job in about a year. Living down in my parents basement.
basement.''



* In ''VideoGame/TheSims1'', when you're on the main menu, you have an option telling you to "Get A Life."
** One of the first missions is to move out of your mother's home.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheSims1'', when you're on the main menu, you have an option telling you to "Get A Life."
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a Life". One of the first missions is to move out of your mother's home.



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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'':
** Strong Bad's "Road Trip" mocks an e-mailer, calling him "Pete From Pete's Parents' Basement".
** Strong Bad's antivirus software of choice, Edgar the Virus Hunter, is said to be "programmed entirely in mom's basement by Edgar."
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* [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad's]] "Road Trip" mocks an e-mailer, calling him "Pete From Pete's Parents' Basement".
** Strong Bad's antivirus software of choice, Edgar the Virus Hunter, is said to be "programmed entirely in mom's basement by Edgar."
* [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] hasn't moved out of his parent's house in 30 years, as [[http://atopfourthwall.blogspot.com/2009/06/superman-vs-terminator-1.html his review of Superman v. Terminator]] reveals.
** As of the 100th episode, he's finally moved out with his girlfriend Iron Liz to an apartment, and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny rigged his old home to blow on unauthorized entry.]]

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* [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad's]] "Road Trip" mocks an e-mailer, calling him "Pete From Pete's Parents' Basement".
** Strong Bad's antivirus software of choice, Edgar the Virus Hunter, is said to be "programmed entirely in mom's basement by Edgar."
* [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]]
''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'': Linkara hasn't moved out of his parent's house in 30 years, as [[http://atopfourthwall.blogspot.com/2009/06/superman-vs-terminator-1.html his review of Superman v. Terminator]] reveals.
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reveals. As of the 100th episode, he's finally moved out with his girlfriend Iron Liz to an apartment, and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny rigged his old home to blow on unauthorized entry.]]



* The roles are reversed in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' were Grandpa shamefully lives in the basement.
* Until fairly recently, [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] lived in his parents's basement. He ended one review on an explosive cliffhanger in case the circumstances of his move out rendered him unable to continue filming.

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* The roles are reversed in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' were Grandpa shamefully lives in the basement.
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''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment'': Until fairly recently, [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] Spoony lived in his parents's basement. He ended one review on an explosive cliffhanger in case the circumstances of his move out rendered him unable to continue filming.



* ''WebVideo/NostalgiaCritic'': [[TakeThat Douchey]] [[StrawFan McNitpick]] is revealed to live in his mother's basement in "The Next Top 11 Nostalgia Critic Fuck-Ups".
** A pre-cursor to Douchy; Melvin, self-claimed brother of the [[Film/TheDarkKnight Joker]], lives with his mother, whom he tries to pass off as his secretary to the audience, but to no avail. He finally admits it later in the video:
-->'''Melvin:''' "I do in fact, live with my mother. I see no shame in it... even though she constantly does."

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* ''WebVideo/NostalgiaCritic'': ''WebVideo/NostalgiaCritic'':
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[[TakeThat Douchey]] [[StrawFan McNitpick]] is revealed to live in his mother's basement in "The Next Top 11 Nostalgia Critic Fuck-Ups".
** A pre-cursor precursor to Douchy; Douchey: Melvin, self-claimed brother of the [[Film/TheDarkKnight Joker]], lives with his mother, whom he tries to pass off as his secretary to the audience, but to no avail. He finally admits it later in the video:
-->'''Melvin:''' "I --->'''Melvin:''' I do in fact, live with my mother. I see no shame in it... even though she constantly does."



* Similarly, Wiki/{{Uncyclopedia}} articles assume that all the [[SelfDeprecation editors]] and [[TakeThatAudience readers]] must be basement dwellers.
* Defied in WebVideo/CinemaSins with a bit of SelfDeprecation:
-->'''Narrator:''' "We don't live in our mother's basements because we don't deserve such luxury. And there are spiders down there."

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* Similarly, Wiki/{{Uncyclopedia}} articles assume that all the [[SelfDeprecation editors]] and [[TakeThatAudience readers]] must be basement dwellers.
basement-dwellers.
* Defied in WebVideo/CinemaSins ''WebVideo/CinemaSins'' with a bit of SelfDeprecation:
-->'''Narrator:''' "We We don't live in our mother's basements because we don't deserve such luxury. And there are spiders down there."



* On the French webshow ''WebVideo/JoueurDuGrenier'' (the "Attic Gamer"), this is what the title and the persona of Grenier allude to, once gone though CulturalTranslation: in France, the equivalent of a HollywoodNerd would be expected to live in the attic rather than in the basement.



* Frugal Lucre of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' operates his schemes of world conquest from his mother's basement where he lives.
** Taken two steps further, when the heroes gain access to his 'lair' not through their usual MO of breaking in through the roof or ventilation shafts, but by knocking on the front door and asking his mother if he was home, and then when Lucre and the heroes are gearing up to fight in the basement a few moments later, they're interrupted by his mother bringing a tray full of snacks and juice for her son and his 'friends'.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' episode "Big Superhero Wish": The middle-aged writer of the [[ColorCharacter Crimson Chin]] lives his with his mother and receives a magazine called "Geeks Who Live With Their Mothers Monthly".
** Not that [[SadistTeacher Denzel Crocker]] is any better...

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* Frugal Lucre of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' operates his schemes of world conquest from his mother's basement where he lives.
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lives. Taken two steps further, when the heroes gain access to his 'lair' not through their usual MO of breaking in through the roof or ventilation shafts, but by knocking on the front door and asking his mother if he was home, and then when Lucre and the heroes are gearing up to fight in the basement a few moments later, they're interrupted by his mother bringing a tray full of snacks and juice for her son and his 'friends'.
"friends".
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' episode "Big Superhero Wish": The middle-aged writer of the [[ColorCharacter Crimson Chin]] lives his with his mother and receives a magazine called "Geeks Who Live With Their Mothers Monthly".
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Monthly". Not that [[SadistTeacher Denzel Crocker]] is any better...



* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': "Operation M.I.N.I.G.O.L.F." Involved The Great Puttinski [[IncredibleShrinkingMan shrinking down]] Numbuh 2 and challengeing him in a mini-golf course complete with models of the world's monuments. The whole course is in his mother's basement. Numbuh 2 still wins.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': "Operation "Operation: M.I.N.I.G.O.L.F." Involved involves The Great Puttinski [[IncredibleShrinkingMan shrinking down]] Numbuh 2 Two and challengeing challenging him in a mini-golf course complete with models of the world's monuments. The whole course is in his mother's basement. Numbuh 2 Two still wins.



* ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' episode "[[ParodyEpisode Where No Fan Has Gone Before]]": Melllvar hits this trope dead center.
--> '''Melllvar's Mother:''' Melllvar! Dinner time!
--> '''Melllvar:''' Aw, but Mom, I'm playing with my collectibles!
--> '''Melllvar's Mother:''' Now!
--> (Melllvar groans and disappears)
--> '''Fry:''' All this time we thought he was a powerful super-being, yet he was just a child.
--> '''Melllvar's Mother:''' He's not a child, he's 34!
* A villain in ''WordGirl'', Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy, lives in his mother's basement. (He tried to move into his own lair once, but got too homesick and moved back.)

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* ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "[[ParodyEpisode Where No Fan Has Gone Before]]": Melllvar hits this trope dead center.
--> '''Melllvar's -->'''Melllvar's Mother:''' Melllvar! Dinner time!
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time!\\
'''Melllvar:''' Aw, but Mom, I'm playing with my collectibles!
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collectibles!\\
'''Melllvar's Mother:''' Now!
--> (Melllvar
Now!\\
''[Melllvar
groans and disappears)
-->
disappears]''\\
'''Fry:''' All this time we thought he was a powerful super-being, yet he was just a child.
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child.\\
'''Melllvar's Mother:''' He's not a child, he's 34!
* A villain in ''WordGirl'', ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl'', Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy, lives in his mother's basement. (He tried to move into his own lair once, but got too homesick and moved back.)



* Wade from ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowski'', while not a nerd but a severe slacker, told Kick and Gunther that he lived in his step-mom's basement but she kicked him out...
** Turns out she lived in a trailer and the basement was just a hole in the ground underneath it.

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* Wade from ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowski'', ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowskiSuburbanDaredevil'', while not a nerd but a severe slacker, told tells Kick and Gunther that he lived in his step-mom's basement but she kicked him out...
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out... Turns out she lived in a trailer and the basement was just a hole in the ground underneath it.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Zephyr Breeze, the younger brother of Fluttershy, tries to reintegrate his parents' home at the beginning of "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E12FlutterBrutter Flutter Brutter]]", because he can't find a job. His mom and dad aren't exactly pleased (since he's wholly insufferable) but are too meek to straight-out refuse.



* In the Netherlands it's generally seen as uncommon and somewhat overly dependent to still live with one's parents if one is comfortably in one's 20s and has some way of supporting oneself. Though some students living close enough to their educational facility continue to live with their parents, a decision often related to difficulties finding a place or Hotel Mama being more convenient and less costly, most students look down on this, especially if still done beyond the first or second year of one's studies, and prefer the freedom and independence of a grotty student room. Adults moving in with their ailing parents seems to be fairly unusual as well. There may be in-country cultural differences in this, though.
** The rising prices of student housing might be making an end to this, with students paying up to 600 for a grotty room.
** This being the [=BeNeLux=] equivalent of the US- dormroom or house-sharing trope, which is quite rare there.
* Because of the current recession it can get rather difficult to avoid this if you're a college student.
** For that matter, it can be difficult to avoid this for graduates, if you didn't choose a high-demand degree.
* The "move out when you are an adult" is [[NewerThanTheyThink a (relatively) recent phenomenon of post WWII America]] where everyone had four complete years of constant work, savings i.e. rationing, and GI Bill bonuses to boot. Prior to that most people lived in family units and only moved away when there wasn't enough room in the current dwelling.
** It was also a cultural norm for young men to move out as soon as they became adults in order to make it on their own and prove that they were real men (it's debatable on whether or not young women experienced the same thing or they lived at home until they met the right man to marry and move in with him). Nowadays (especially because of the lousy economy), most young adults stay at home with their parents or relatives until they have a stable income and be able to live on their own off of that.
*** The abovementioned cultural norm depended on your socioeconomic level. Working-class and farm girls as well as boys left home as young as eleven to get jobs in mills and factories, often sending part of their earnings to their families. Many factories had dorms for their child/teen employees. There were also independent rooming houses and protective societies for female workers.
* Japan has some [[{{Hikikomori}} serious social problems]] with this issue. Though shows like ''Anime/WelcomeToTheNHK'' sort of address the issue, the usual statement made is that {{Otaku}} culture is a product of these behaviours, and not a cause.
** It doesn't help that only about 12% or so of Japan is actually inhabitable, which leads to crowding and ''insane'' prices. Well, let's see, I could either bankrupt myself trying to live in my own apartment, or stay with my parents and not spend almost all of my income on rent and mortgages. Decisions, decisions...
* Some people also move home after leaving and failing hard. This happens to many people. Reality show phenom [[TheXFactor Simon]] [[Series/BritainsGotTalent Cowell]] had to move home after the FIRST time he hit it big and lost everything, according to at least one official biography.

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* In the Netherlands it's generally seen as uncommon and somewhat overly dependent to still live with one's parents if one is comfortably in one's 20s and has some way of supporting oneself. Though some students living close enough to their educational facility continue to live with their parents, a decision often related to difficulties finding a place or Hotel Mama being more convenient and less costly, most students look down on this, especially if still done beyond the first or second year of one's studies, and prefer the freedom and independence of a grotty student room. Adults moving in with their ailing parents seems to be fairly unusual as well. There may be in-country cultural differences in this, though.
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though. The rising prices of student housing might be making an end to this, with students paying up to 600 for a grotty room.
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room. This being the [=BeNeLux=] equivalent of the US- dormroom or house-sharing trope, which is quite rare there.
* Because of the current recession it can get rather difficult to avoid this if you're a college student.
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student. For that matter, it can be difficult to avoid this for graduates, if you didn't choose a high-demand degree.
* The "move out when you are an adult" is [[NewerThanTheyThink a (relatively) recent phenomenon of post WWII America]] where everyone had four complete years of constant work, savings i.e. rationing, and GI Bill bonuses to boot. Prior to that most people lived in family units and only moved away when there wasn't enough room in the current dwelling.
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dwelling. It was also a cultural norm for young men to move out as soon as they became adults in order to make it on their own and prove that they were real men (it's debatable on whether or not young women experienced the same thing or they lived at home until they met the right man to marry and move in with him). Nowadays (especially because of the lousy economy), most young adults stay at home with their parents or relatives until they have a stable income and be able to live on their own off of that.
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that. The abovementioned cultural norm depended on your socioeconomic level. Working-class and farm girls as well as boys left home as young as eleven to get jobs in mills and factories, often sending part of their earnings to their families. Many factories had dorms for their child/teen employees. There were also independent rooming houses and protective societies for female workers.
workers.
* Japan has some [[{{Hikikomori}} serious social problems]] with this issue. Though shows like ''Anime/WelcomeToTheNHK'' ''LightNovel/WelcomeToTheNHK'' sort of address the issue, the usual statement made is that {{Otaku}} culture is a product of these behaviours, behaviors, and not a cause.
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cause. It doesn't help that only about 12% or so of Japan is actually inhabitable, which leads to crowding and ''insane'' prices. Well, let's see, I could either bankrupt myself trying to live in my own apartment, or stay with my parents and not spend almost all of my income on rent and mortgages. Decisions, decisions...
* Some people also move home after leaving and failing hard. This happens to many people. Reality show phenom [[TheXFactor [[Series/TheXFactor Simon]] [[Series/BritainsGotTalent Cowell]] had to move home after the FIRST time he hit it big and lost everything, according to at least one official biography.



* The extended family is the norm through almost all of human history. It's only very recently that the nuclear family - and the whole idea that a person moves out and starts their own family - became popular.

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* The extended family is the norm through almost all of human history. It's only very recently that the nuclear family - -- and the whole idea that a person moves out and starts their own family - -- became popular.



* In early 2014 [[http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2014/jan/21/record-numbers-young-adults-living-with-parents a study in Britain]] found that over a quarter of 20-34 year olds (640,000 people) were still living with their parents, and for every 10 women there were 17 men. Reasons for this include a rise in unemployment and shakier employment prospects (ie. more part-time and temporary full-time jobs, less permanent full-time jobs); high house prices and low living wages were also singled out as problems. In addition, though not mentioned, many people with higher degrees often find themselves in much more menial occupations (due to stiffer competition and, again, rising unemployment), so many who finish uni end up having to go back home (though since Britian is a fairly small country its not uncommon for students to choose to commute and not leave home to begin with). In short, it simply makes more financial sense to postpone moving out as you can focus on saving up for a decent home and wait for the economy to improve before renting or buying one.

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* In early 2014 [[http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2014/jan/21/record-numbers-young-adults-living-with-parents a study in Britain]] found that over a quarter of 20-34 year olds (640,000 people) were still living with their parents, and for every 10 women there were 17 men. Reasons for this include a rise in unemployment and shakier employment prospects (ie.(i.e. more part-time and temporary full-time jobs, less permanent full-time jobs); high house prices and low living wages were also singled out as problems. In addition, though not mentioned, many people with higher degrees often find themselves in much more menial occupations (due to stiffer competition and, again, rising unemployment), so many who finish uni end up having to go back home (though since Britian is a fairly small country its not uncommon for students to choose to commute and not leave home to begin with). In short, it simply makes more financial sense to postpone moving out as you can focus on saving up for a decent home and wait for the economy to improve before renting or buying one.
23rd Jan '17 11:16:33 AM AHI-3000
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' Book 3 "Change" one of the new potential Airbender recruits is a 22 year old one of these. His Mother, despite the saying he's "Still trying to figure his life out" to try ans justify it, is ''delighted'' by the idea of Tenzin taking him to the Northern Air Temple just so she can get him out of the house.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' Book 3 "Change" (Change), one of the new potential Airbender [[BlowYouAway Airbender]] recruits is a 22 year old one of these. 22-year-old man who still lives with his mother. His Mother, mom, despite the saying that he's "Still "still trying to figure his life out" to try ans and justify it, is ''delighted'' by the idea of Tenzin taking him to the Northern Air Temple Temple, just so she can finally get him out of the house.
21st Jan '17 3:49:39 AM Monsund
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** Most of the jokes about Seymour Skinner revolve around how he still lives with his beloved [[strike: [[MyBelovedSmother smother]]]] mother in middle age (although as with Frasier, he insists "she lives with me!"). Unlike in Frasier's case, he is not especially successful, she appears perfectly capable of taking care of herself, and she was living in said house before he came home from the war. So it's pretty clear his protestations are wrong.

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** Most of the jokes about Seymour Skinner revolve around how he still lives with his beloved [[strike: [[MyBelovedSmother smother]]]] mother in middle age (although as with Frasier, he insists "she lives with me!"). Unlike in Frasier's case, he is not especially successful, she appears perfectly capable Given Skinner has a paying job as principal of taking care of herself, and she was living in said house before he came home from the war. So it's pretty clear an elementary school while his protestations are wrong.mother Agnes is frequently shown as quite senile, [[StrawManHasAPoint he has a point]].
7th Jan '17 1:02:36 PM darkchiefy
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* ''Film/SingStreet'': Brendan dropped out of college and is reduced to staying in his parents' house.
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