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15th Jan '16 12:15:21 PM eroock
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* Thelma "Hot Toddy" Todd (Connie Bailey) in the 1932 MarxBrothers movie ''HorseFeathers''.
* ''HorseFeathers'' was in fact mostly a spoof of a 1927 film called simply ''The College Widow'' featuring Delores Costello as the title character, Jane Witherspoon. The daughter of a professor, Jane was technically a bit young to be considered a true college widow but filled the role anyway. This itself was a remake of a 1915 silent film of the same name, in which Jane was played by Ethel Clayton.

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* Thelma "Hot Toddy" Todd (Connie Bailey) in the 1932 MarxBrothers movie ''HorseFeathers''.
''Film/HorseFeathers''.
* ''HorseFeathers'' ''Film/HorseFeathers'' was in fact mostly a spoof of a 1927 film called simply ''The College Widow'' featuring Delores Costello as the title character, Jane Witherspoon. The daughter of a professor, Jane was technically a bit young to be considered a true college widow but filled the role anyway. This itself was a remake of a 1915 silent film of the same name, in which Jane was played by Ethel Clayton.
15th Jan '16 12:13:05 PM eroock
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-->-- '''Groucho Marx''' in ''HorseFeathers''

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-->-- '''Groucho Marx''' in ''HorseFeathers''
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14th Nov '15 5:56:43 PM nombretomado
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* Beulah in RodgersAndHammerstein's ''Allegro'' is something like this.

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* Beulah in RodgersAndHammerstein's Creator/RodgersAndHammerstein's ''Allegro'' is something like this.
1st Sep '13 7:58:48 PM MsChibi
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See also LikesOlderWomen.
23rd Jan '13 12:39:50 AM allboyband
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* ''Horse Feathers'' was in fact mostly a spoof of a 1927 film called simply ''The College Widow'' featuring Delores Costello as the title character, Jane Witherspoon. The daughter of a professor, Jane was technically a bit young to be considered a true college widow but filled the role anyway. This itself was a remake of a 1915 silent film of the same name, in which Jane was played by Ethel Clayton.

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* ''Horse Feathers'' ''HorseFeathers'' was in fact mostly a spoof of a 1927 film called simply ''The College Widow'' featuring Delores Costello as the title character, Jane Witherspoon. The daughter of a professor, Jane was technically a bit young to be considered a true college widow but filled the role anyway. This itself was a remake of a 1915 silent film of the same name, in which Jane was played by Ethel Clayton.
25th Dec '12 10:34:14 AM DynamicDragon
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15th Aug '12 5:46:02 AM Sheora
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* Hilda "Sharpie" Corners from Creator/RobertAHeinlein's novel ''TheNumberOfTheBeast'' is explicitly described as a college widow (although she protests that all of her paramours were age-appropriate). Given Heinlein's history of creating retro-flavored futures, this may be an instance of a deliberate use of an outdated trope to indicate that the book does not, as it initially seems, start TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture of ''our'' universe.

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* Hilda "Sharpie" Corners from Creator/RobertAHeinlein's novel ''TheNumberOfTheBeast'' ''Literature/TheNumberOfTheBeast'' is explicitly described as a college widow (although she protests that all of her paramours were age-appropriate). Given Heinlein's history of creating retro-flavored futures, this may be an instance of a deliberate use of an outdated trope to indicate that the book does not, as it initially seems, start TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture of ''our'' universe.
8th Aug '12 12:38:43 AM randomsurfer
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* In the ''{{Series/Bones}}'' episode "The Beaver in the Otter" the VictimOfTheWeek, an underachieving college student, had been carrying on an affair with the college President's wife. Reading between the lines, it seems that she regularly finds young college boys to have affairs with behind her husband's back.
4th Jul '12 1:32:51 AM FELH2
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A ForgottenTrope since at least the 1960s, if not decades earlier. With the advent of co-education, this character type died a quick death as accusations of sexual iniquity quickly shifted to female college students (then, subsequently, male college students, as well).

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A ForgottenTrope since at least the 1960s, if not decades earlier. With the advent of co-education, this character type died a quick death as accusations of sexual iniquity quickly shifted to female college students (then, subsequently, male college students, as well).



* The wife of the dean in ''AnimalHouse''. Although her husband is still living, he doesn't pay too much attention to her (preferring instead to use her as arm candy), and she finds him stuffy and boring. So she turns to the frat boys and their WackyFratboyHijinks...successfully.

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* The wife of the dean in ''AnimalHouse''. Although her husband is still living, he doesn't pay too much attention to her (preferring instead to use her as arm candy), and she finds him stuffy and boring. So she turns to the frat boys and their WackyFratboyHijinks...successfully.
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* Hilda "Sharpie" Corners from RobertAHeinlein's novel ''TheNumberOfTheBeast'' is explicitly described as a college widow (although she protests that all of her paramours were age-appropriate). Given Heinlein's history of creating retro-flavored futures, this may be an instance of a deliberate use of an outdated trope to indicate that the book does not, as it initially seems, start TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture of ''our'' universe.

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* Hilda "Sharpie" Corners from RobertAHeinlein's Creator/RobertAHeinlein's novel ''TheNumberOfTheBeast'' is explicitly described as a college widow (although she protests that all of her paramours were age-appropriate). Given Heinlein's history of creating retro-flavored futures, this may be an instance of a deliberate use of an outdated trope to indicate that the book does not, as it initially seems, start TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture of ''our'' universe.



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10th Sep '11 9:02:48 AM DeusExBiotica
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A ForgottenTrope since at least the 1960s, if not decades earlier. With the advent of co-education, this character type died a quick death as accusations of sexual iniquity quickly shifted to female college students.

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A ForgottenTrope since at least the 1960s, if not decades earlier. With the advent of co-education, this character type died a quick death as accusations of sexual iniquity quickly shifted to female college students.students (then, subsequently, male college students, as well).
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