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11th Aug '17 10:51:17 AM Heart
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A stereotypical HollywoodNerd who, [[ManChild despite being a grown adult is still an adolescent]] right down to living with his parents. While the decor of their PosterGalleryBedroom is subject to the tastes of the character, be sure there will be a computer to communicate with the outside world. It's always PlayedForLaughs as an [[AcceptableLifestyleTargets acceptable lifestyle target]]. More importantly, the subject is AlwaysMale. There is less stigma to a female character living at home, and in some cultures it might even be expected for an unmarried woman to live with her parents. This makes the trope a DoubleStandard against men (but see below).

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A stereotypical HollywoodNerd who, [[ManChild despite being a grown adult is still an adolescent]] right down to living with his parents. While the decor of their PosterGalleryBedroom is subject to the tastes of the character, be sure there will be a computer to communicate with the outside world. It's always PlayedForLaughs as an [[AcceptableLifestyleTargets acceptable lifestyle target]]. More importantly, the subject is AlwaysMale. There is much less stigma to a female character living at home, home - in the past, women were expected to stay with their parents until they married, and this idea still endures in some many cultures it might even be expected for an unmarried woman to live with her parents.today. This makes the trope a DoubleStandard against men (but see below).
15th Jul '17 9:20:00 PM KillerClowns
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* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist Ignatius J. Reilly from ''Literature/AConfederacyOfDunces''. He is highly educated but hellbent on avoiding any form of actual work or any new experiences, instead living with his mother ([[ElderAbuse whom he constantly verbally and emotionally abuses]]). As the book progresses, his mother [[CharacterDevelopment slowly builds up the courage]] to force him to get a job, though he manages to [[EpicFail fail with spectacular results]] each and every time.
12th Jul '17 9:51:26 PM AirofMystery
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* Creator/MarkWaid once tweeted that he stopped using this as an insult when he realized that "thirty-year old who lives in his parent's basement" also applies to ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''.

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* Creator/MarkWaid once tweeted that he stopped using this as an insult when he realized that "thirty-year old who lives in his parent's basement" also applies to ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''. (Although it must be added that [[DeathByOriginStory said parents]] [[MemeticMutation are dead]].
30th Jun '17 1:28:43 PM Clanger00
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A stereotypical HollywoodNerd who, [[ManChild despite being a grown adult is still an adolescent]] right down to living with his parents. While the decor of their PosterGalleryBedroom is subject to the tastes of the character, be sure there will be a computer to communicate with the outside world. It's always PlayedForLaughs as an [[AcceptableLifestyleTargets acceptable lifestyle target]]. More importantly, the subject is AlwaysMale. There is little stigma to a female character living at home, and in some cultures it might even be expected. This makes the trope a huge DoubleStandard against men as well (but see below).

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A stereotypical HollywoodNerd who, [[ManChild despite being a grown adult is still an adolescent]] right down to living with his parents. While the decor of their PosterGalleryBedroom is subject to the tastes of the character, be sure there will be a computer to communicate with the outside world. It's always PlayedForLaughs as an [[AcceptableLifestyleTargets acceptable lifestyle target]]. More importantly, the subject is AlwaysMale. There is little less stigma to a female character living at home, and in some cultures it might even be expected. expected for an unmarried woman to live with her parents. This makes the trope a huge DoubleStandard against men as well (but see below).
15th Jun '17 4:23:57 AM Piterpicher
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* During a hockey broadcast by [[{{CTV}} TheSportsNetwork]] in Canada, announcer Gord Miller and commentator Pierre [=McGuire=] were talking about ludicrous trade proposals they've read. Miller noted, sarcastically, "there are two types of people who make up proposals- 13-year-olds that live in their mother's basement, and 30-year-olds who live in their mother's basement."

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* During a hockey broadcast by [[{{CTV}} [[Creator/{{CTV}} TheSportsNetwork]] in Canada, announcer Gord Miller and commentator Pierre [=McGuire=] were talking about ludicrous trade proposals they've read. Miller noted, sarcastically, "there are two types of people who make up proposals- 13-year-olds that live in their mother's basement, and 30-year-olds who live in their mother's basement."
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.
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