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19th Sep '16 9:09:55 PM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' loves this trope. In one episode, they have their own airline, complete with inflight movie performed by "Crazy Joe" ("You ain't got no legs, Lt. Dan!"). In another, a man navigates his daily life as if it were the game DragonsLair complete with dodging a homeless man spouting lines like "I'm the president of jellybeans. Have some mustard cuz it's Easter!" Yet another episode involved a number of insane homeless people wearing Clark Kent's discarded suits from when he changed into Franchise/{{Superman}}, and Lois Lane and Jimmy Olson and Franchise/{{Batman}} at first think it's really Clark.

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* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' loves this trope. In one episode, they have their own airline, complete with inflight movie performed by "Crazy Joe" ("You ain't got no legs, Lt. Dan!"). In another, a man navigates his daily life as if it were the game DragonsLair ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'' complete with dodging a homeless man spouting lines like "I'm the president of jellybeans. "Hey, boogie boogie, my brain is an antelope! Have some mustard cuz cause it's Easter!" Easter in your face!" Yet another episode involved a number of insane homeless people wearing Clark Kent's discarded suits from when he changed into Franchise/{{Superman}}, and Lois Lane and Jimmy Olson and Franchise/{{Batman}} at first think it's really Clark.
17th Sep '16 9:17:58 PM trixus
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** The CrazyCatLady.

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** The CrazyCatLady. Subverted in that she does have a house and when Marge mentions she gave her money the Cat lady pulls out a bundle of cash and asks how much she owed her again. she is just really crazy.
19th Aug '16 9:58:40 AM Monolaf317
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* In ''WebVideo/SuperMarioLogan'', we have the drunken hobo who made his first appearance in "Mario's Hobo Problem!".
13th Aug '16 12:58:11 PM Monolaf317
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* The [=STD=]-ridden, so-called "Werewolf" from the very first revival episode of ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead''.
10th Aug '16 2:13:51 PM Andyroid
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In media, the homeless are portrayed generally as being mentally troubled. At best, they're harmless TalkativeLoons who suffer from FunnySchizophrenia; at worst they're [[InsaneEqualsViolent violent]] drug or alcohol addicts who are more interested in getting their next fix than getting long-term help.

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In media, the homeless are portrayed generally as being mentally troubled. At best, they're harmless TalkativeLoons {{Talkative Loon}}s who suffer from FunnySchizophrenia; at worst they're [[InsaneEqualsViolent violent]] drug or alcohol addicts who are more interested in getting their next fix than getting long-term help.
10th Aug '16 2:13:37 PM Andyroid
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In media, the homeless are portrayed generally as being alcoholics and drug addicts. They're usually terrible, immoral people, who would steal and kill anyone for the sake of a crusty old piece of bread. Some of them are so obnoxious they'll even refuse things like food in lieu of things like booze and drugs.

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In media, the homeless are portrayed generally as being alcoholics and mentally troubled. At best, they're harmless TalkativeLoons who suffer from FunnySchizophrenia; at worst they're [[InsaneEqualsViolent violent]] drug addicts. They're usually terrible, immoral people, or alcohol addicts who would steal and kill anyone for the sake of a crusty old piece of bread. Some of them are so obnoxious they'll even refuse things like food more interested in lieu of things like booze and drugs.
getting their next fix than getting long-term help.



* Assuming that ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' 's crazy old Royal Tart Toter is a homeless drifter who spends his days wandering around and hurting himself, he definitely qualifies as this trope. Averted recently, in a newer episode. He's seen living in a mental hospital, and is doing a bit better.

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* Assuming that ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' 's crazy old Royal Tart Toter Tart-Toter is a homeless drifter who spends his days wandering around and hurting himself, he definitely qualifies as this trope. Averted recently, in a newer episode. He's later episode, where he's seen living in a mental hospital, and is doing a bit better.



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' had Peter briefly convert to Mormanism. One of his wives was Linda, the homeless lady who yelled things outside the grocery store.

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' had Peter briefly convert to Mormanism.Mormonism. One of his wives was Linda, the homeless lady who yelled things outside the grocery store.



* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', we have Old Man [=McGucket=], who even introduces himself as the "local kook" in one episode. His introduction in the episode "The Legend of the Gobblewonker" [[EstablishingCharacterMoment says it all]]. Plot relevant explanation is eventually given for his madness; [[spoiler:he fried his brain with an experimental LaserGuidedAmnesia device trying to forget his having helped invent and build something horrifying.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', we have Old Man [=McGucket=], who even introduces himself as the "local kook" in one episode. His introduction in the episode "The Legend of the Gobblewonker" [[EstablishingCharacterMoment says it all]]. Plot relevant explanation is eventually given for his madness; [[spoiler:he fried his brain with an experimental LaserGuidedAmnesia device trying to forget his having helped invent and build something horrifying.involvement with an experiment gone wrong conducted by the mysterious Author of the Journals.]]
31st Jul '16 7:45:27 AM gallium
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* The last sequence of ''Film/SymbiopsychotaxiplasmTakeOne'' involves a crazy, drunken homeless guy who wanders into the film production and delivers a profane rant.
7th Jul '16 7:57:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in ''ComicBook/TheInvisibles'' where the crazy homeless guy is TheObiWan (Tom O' Bedlam).

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* Subverted in ''ComicBook/TheInvisibles'' where the crazy homeless guy is TheObiWan the mentor (Tom O' Bedlam).
29th Jun '16 9:53:46 AM Andyroid
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' episode "That's Using Your Head", Dexter meets a crazy old man who [[TalkativeLoon babbles nonsense]] ("Why stock three-wheels when the P-p-p-p-power Wheels outperform the rest? It's real simple, folks: we are not alone!") and wears a pile of electronics on his head. Dexter [[SeeminglyProfoundFool mistakes him]] for a MadScientist trying to make contact with aliens and tries to help him with his "invention", which does lead to aliens kidnapping him in the end. So...good?

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' episode "That's Using Your Head", Dexter meets a crazy old man who [[TalkativeLoon babbles nonsense]] ("Why stock three-wheels when the P-p-p-p-power Wheels outperform the rest? It's real simple, folks: we are not alone!") and wears a pile of electronics on his head. Dexter [[SeeminglyProfoundFool mistakes him]] for a MadScientist trying to make contact with aliens and tries to help him with his "invention", which does lead to aliens kidnapping him in the end.being accidentally transported to an alien world. So...good?
25th Jun '16 12:23:47 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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The trope is a partial TruthInTelevision as the mentally ill are disproportionally represented in the homeless population. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimates that 20-25% of the homeless population in the US have "serious mental illnesses". The symptoms of many mental illnesses and addictions can make holding down a job difficult (and the stigma of a former brush with mental illness makes many employers wary of hiring them), and the loss of income may eventually lead to homelessness. The problem is compounded by the Patients' Rights Movement, which makes forcing someone into treatment extremely difficult, and America (and the rest of the world) instituting the policy of ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deinstitutionalisation deinstitutionalization]]'' with regards to the mentally ill during the 1960s and 1970s. The idea was that with the invention of many psychotropic drugs (Thorazine for schizophrenia, Prozac for depression, Valium for anxiety, Lithium for bipolar disorder, etc), instead of locking up the mentally ill in mental hospitals (possibly for years or the rest of their lives), they would be given medication and sent home, and the money saved would be instead reinvested into community housing and social support programs to help these patients reintegrate into the community. Unfortunately, governments being what they are, the mental hospitals closed right on cue but the replacement social programs never materialized (and in fact many of the existing social programs ended up being dismantled during the Carter and Reagan eras). This left a vast number of mentally ill patients being left to fend for themselves and many of them relapsed and ended up homeless.

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The trope is a partial TruthInTelevision as the mentally ill are disproportionally represented in the homeless population. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimates that 20-25% of the homeless population in the US USA have "serious mental illnesses". The symptoms of many mental illnesses and addictions can make holding down a job difficult (and the stigma of a former brush with mental illness makes many employers wary of hiring them), and the loss of income may eventually lead to homelessness. The problem is compounded by the Patients' Rights Movement, which makes forcing someone into treatment extremely difficult, and America (and the rest of the world) instituting the policy of ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deinstitutionalisation deinstitutionalization]]'' with regards to the mentally ill during the 1960s and 1970s. The idea was that with the invention of many psychotropic drugs (Thorazine for schizophrenia, Prozac for depression, Valium for anxiety, Lithium for bipolar disorder, etc), instead of locking up the mentally ill in mental hospitals (possibly for years or the rest of their lives), they would be given medication and sent home, and the money saved would be instead reinvested into community housing and social support programs to help these patients reintegrate into the community. Unfortunately, governments being what they are, the mental hospitals closed right on cue but the replacement social programs never materialized (and in fact many of the existing social programs ended up being dismantled during the Carter and Reagan eras). This left a vast number of mentally ill patients being left to fend for themselves and many of them relapsed and ended up homeless.
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