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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.
6th Jan '17 12:46:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* DrPhil refers to these people as Moochers, and has done [[http://drphil.com/shows/show/29 four]] [[http://drphil.com/shows/show/520 specials]] [[http://drphil.com/shows/show/610/ on]] [[http://www.drphil.com/shows/show/1657 them.]]

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* DrPhil Series/DrPhil refers to these people as Moochers, and has done [[http://drphil.com/shows/show/29 four]] [[http://drphil.com/shows/show/520 specials]] [[http://drphil.com/shows/show/610/ on]] [[http://www.drphil.com/shows/show/1657 them.]]
26th Dec '16 7:19:58 PM PaulA
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* On Sci-Fi's ''Series/FlashGordon'' the title character lives with his mother and sometimes worries that he's falling into this trope. Everyone assures him that he's actually rather admirable because he moved back home to help take care of his mother when she was diagnosed with cancer.

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* On Sci-Fi's ''Series/FlashGordon'' ''Series/{{Flash Gordon|2007}}'' the title character lives with his mother and sometimes worries that he's falling into this trope. Everyone assures him that he's actually rather admirable because he moved back home to help take care of his mother when she was diagnosed with cancer.
23rd Dec '16 10:19:28 PM SereneSpecter13
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* In ''Film/{{Mallrats}}'', comic loving slacker Brodie lives in his mothers basement. [[spoiler: His girlfriend dumps him for this reason]]

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* In ''Film/{{Mallrats}}'', comic loving slacker Brodie lives in his mothers mother's basement. [[spoiler: His girlfriend dumps him for this reason]]reason.]]



* Wayne of ''Film/WaynesWorld''. In the second movie when he and Garth move into their own place.

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* Wayne of ''Film/WaynesWorld''. In the second movie when movie, he and Garth move into their own place.



* In ''Film/EightMM'' [[spoiler:the killer]] lives with his mom, [[spoiler:who is completely oblivious to his problems]].

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* In ''Film/EightMM'' ''Film/EightMM'', [[spoiler:the killer]] lives with his mom, [[spoiler:who is completely oblivious to his problems]].



* 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''. 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.



* On ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'', it is shown that just before being sent to {{Prison}} [[spoiler: for setting a bomb under her crush's fiancee's car, as well as mail fraud]], Lorna Morello was living with her parents in her old bedroom.

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* On GenderInverted on ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'', where it is shown that just before being sent to {{Prison}} [[spoiler: for setting a bomb under her crush's fiancee's car, as well as mail fraud]], Lorna Morello was living with her parents in her old bedroom.



** The entire [=McReary=] family from ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV GTA IV]]'', all grown, live with their Ma with a single exception. Derek is a fugitive recently returned from Northern Ireland, Gerald is in and out of prison, Packie is a small-time thug, and Kate, wholesome and innocent, keeps their Ma safe. The odd man out, Francis, is deputy police commissioner.

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** The entire [=McReary=] family from ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV GTA IV]]'', all grown, live with their Ma with a single exception. Derek is a fugitive recently returned from Northern Ireland, Gerald is in and out of prison, Packie is a small-time thug, and Kate, [[GenderInverted Kate]], wholesome and innocent, keeps their Ma safe. The odd man out, Francis, is a deputy police commissioner.
10th Dec '16 6:57:59 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8333963/28/Emerald-Flight-Book-One-Union Emerald Flight Book One: Union]]'' Harry and Supergirl help capture a (rather pathetic) Killer Moth imitator while visiting Gotham City.
-->'''Harvey Bullock:''' Come on, Moth, I'll call your mother for ya. Thirty years old, and you still live in her basement.
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15th Nov '16 5:42:05 PM nombretomado
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* Wade from ''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...

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* Wade from ''KickButtowski'', ''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...



* In ''LegendOfKorra'' 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 ''LegendOfKorra'' ''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.
17th Oct '16 2:26:19 PM Morgenthaler
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* Beryl Bainbridge's comic novel ''Young Adolf'' expands on the not unproven story that sometime around 1911 or 1912, the young Adolf Hitler travelled to Liverpool, England, and stayed here with his sister and brother-in-law. [[note]]Who are known to have lived in Liverpool prior to WW1; Hitler may well have lived with them for a short period, although this is not conclusively proven[[/note]]. Hitler is expected to stop being an idle waster, get a job, knuckle down and take advantage of the opportunity to learn some English. However, the unemployed failed student carries on taking advantage of others and carries on behaving like an idle entitled drifter. The amusing idea of Hitler speaking English with a Scouse accent is explored, but the picture that emerges is of a parasitical Basement Dweller that won't go away.

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* Beryl Bainbridge's comic novel ''Young Adolf'' expands on the not unproven story that sometime around 1911 or 1912, the young Adolf Hitler travelled to Liverpool, England, and stayed here with his sister and brother-in-law. [[note]]Who are known to have lived in Liverpool prior to WW1; UsefulNotes/WW1; Hitler may well have lived with them for a short period, although this is not conclusively proven[[/note]]. Hitler is expected to stop being an idle waster, get a job, knuckle down and take advantage of the opportunity to learn some English. However, the unemployed failed student carries on taking advantage of others and carries on behaving like an idle entitled drifter. The amusing idea of Hitler speaking English with a Scouse accent is explored, but the picture that emerges is of a parasitical Basement Dweller that won't go away.
15th Oct '16 8:46:26 PM nombretomado
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* Oz from ''FanboyAndChumChum'' fits this trope to a T. He's an adult, action figure-collecting, obese comic book nerd who lives with his mother. They technically run a comic book shop together, although in "The Hard Sell" it's revealed they're unable to sell anything due to Oz's infatuation towards the items.

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* Oz from ''FanboyAndChumChum'' ''WesternAnimation/FanboyAndChumChum'' fits this trope to a T. He's an adult, action figure-collecting, obese comic book nerd who lives with his mother. They technically run a comic book shop together, although in "The Hard Sell" it's revealed they're unable to sell anything due to Oz's infatuation towards the items.
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