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7th Apr '18 10:30:53 AM jamespolk
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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnight,'' the love interest writes Bruce Wayne a letter about how she is going to marry Harvey Dent and that she'll always be with him as a friend. However, after [[spoiler:her death, Alfred burns it before Bruce can read it.]] It's a relatively minor but still tragic instance of PoorCommunicationKills: [[spoiler:Bruce assumes she was going to leave Harvey for him. In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises, Alfred confessed to Bruce about the letter, which didn't make Bruce feel any better.]]

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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnight,'' the love interest writes Bruce Wayne a letter about how she is going to marry Harvey Dent and that she'll always be with him as a friend. However, after [[spoiler:her her death, Alfred burns it before Bruce can read it.]] it. It's a relatively minor but still tragic instance of PoorCommunicationKills: [[spoiler:Bruce Bruce assumes she was going to leave Harvey for him. In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises, ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', Alfred confessed to Bruce about the letter, which didn't make Bruce feel any better.]]


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* ''[[Film/KonTiki2012 Kon-Tiki]]'': Thor Heyerdahl's arrival in Polynesia in triumph is accompanied by a Dear John letter from his wife, who says she's leaving because he is MarriedToTheJob.
14th Feb '18 8:48:08 AM randomtroper89
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** At a meeting of {{Caustic Critic}}s, the Farm Supplies Critic (...go with it) mentions his favorite recent quip in a review of a tractor:

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** At a meeting of {{Caustic Critic}}s, the Farm Supplies Critic (...go with it) mentions his favorite recent quip in a review of a tractor:
11th Jan '18 5:33:02 AM VicGeorge2011
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* ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' magazine had a section where you could create your own "Dear John" letter in a Mad Libs sort of way with lists of various phrases you could use to fill in the blanks, to make the letter sound as ridiculous as you desire.
27th Nov '17 11:46:30 AM StFan
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Don't grieve--you are neither the first nor the last to get such a letter. Traditions of sending soldiers such letters date back to UsefulNotes/WorldWarII or even UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, which would make it OlderThanTelevision.

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Don't grieve--you grieve -- you are neither the first nor the last to get such a letter. Traditions of sending soldiers such letters date back to UsefulNotes/WorldWarII or even UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, which would make it OlderThanTelevision.






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* In ''Fanfic/BartTheGeneral'', "Omarn" gets one from Marge.
-->''Dear Homer, you [[{{Squick}} have a cold dick]]. I remember the last time I touched it.
* In ''Fanfic/TheApprenticeTheStudentAndTheCharlatan'', Clover writes one to Nova as a final goodbye.

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* In ''Fanfic/BartTheGeneral'', "Omarn" gets ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' featured a cartoon of two male deer in a forest, one from Marge.
-->''Dear Homer, you [[{{Squick}} have
holding a cold dick]]. I remember the last time I touched it.
* In ''Fanfic/TheApprenticeTheStudentAndTheCharlatan'', Clover writes one to Nova as
letter: "My God! She left me a final goodbye.John Deer letter!"



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* In ''{{Film/Casablanca}},'' Rick and his lover, Ilsa, were supposed to meet at the train station to get out of Paris before the Nazis arrived; instead, she sent a letter explaining that she couldn't be with him, for unexplained reasons. Years later they meet in Casablanca and she explains that she had returned to her husband, Victor, whom she had believed dead before getting together with Rick.

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* In ''{{Film/Casablanca}},'' ''WebAnimation/BartTheGeneral'', "Omarn" gets one from Marge.
-->''Dear Homer, you [[{{Squick}} have a cold dick]]. I remember the last time I touched it.
* In ''Fanfic/TheApprenticeTheStudentAndTheCharlatan'', Clover writes one to Nova as a final goodbye.
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* In ''Film/{{Casablanca}},''
Rick and his lover, Ilsa, were supposed to meet at the train station to get out of Paris before the Nazis arrived; instead, she sent a letter explaining that she couldn't be with him, for unexplained reasons. Years later they meet in Casablanca and she explains that she had returned to her husband, Victor, whom she had believed dead before getting together with Rick.



* In ''Film/TheDarkKnight,'' the love interest writes Bruce Wayne a letter about how she is going to marry Harvey Dent and that she'll always be with him as a friend. However, after [[spoiler:her death, Alfred burns it before Bruce can read it.]]
** It's a relatively minor but still tragic instance of PoorCommunicationKills: [[spoiler:Bruce assumes she was going to leave Harvey for him.]]
** [[spoiler:In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises, Alfred confessed to Bruce about the letter, which didn't make Bruce feel any better.]]

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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnight,'' the love interest writes Bruce Wayne a letter about how she is going to marry Harvey Dent and that she'll always be with him as a friend. However, after [[spoiler:her death, Alfred burns it before Bruce can read it.]]
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]] It's a relatively minor but still tragic instance of PoorCommunicationKills: [[spoiler:Bruce assumes she was going to leave Harvey for him.]]
** [[spoiler:In
him. In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises, Alfred confessed to Bruce about the letter, which didn't make Bruce feel any better.]]



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* [[http://www.snopes.com/military/videobye.asp Here's]] an urban legend about them.
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* ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' featured a cartoon of two male deer in a forest, one holding a letter: "My God! She left me a John Deer letter!"

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* ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' featured ''Theater/OnTheTown'': Ivy leaves Gabey a cartoon of two male deer in letter at a forest, one holding nightclub, claiming she has to attend a letter: "My God! She left me "high society affair". [[spoiler: In reality, she took a John Deer letter!"job as a hooch dancer on Coney Island to pay for her dance lessons, and her teacher threatened to write to her folks about what she's been doing if she didn't make her 11:30 shift.]]



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* ''Theater/OnTheTown'': Ivy leaves Gabey a letter at a nightclub, claiming she has to attend a "high society affair". [[spoiler: In reality, she took a job as a hooch dancer on Coney Island to pay for her dance lessons, and her teacher threatened to write to her folks about what she's been doing if she didn't make her 11:30 shift.]]
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* [[http://www.snopes.com/military/videobye.asp Here's]] an urban legend about them.
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* ''Theater/OnTheTown'': Ivy leaves Gabey a letter at a nightclub, claiming she has to attend a "high society affair". [[spoiler: In reality, she took a job as a hooch dancer on Coney Island to pay for her dance lessons, and her teacher threatened to write to her folks about what she's been doing if she didn't make her 11:30 shift.]]
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* [[http://www.snopes.com/military/videobye.asp Here's]] an urban legend about them.
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* Similar joke on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': at a meeting of {{Caustic Critic}}s, the Farm Supplies Critic (...go with it) mentions his favourite recent quip in a review of a tractor:
--> "We see John Deere has a new line of roto-tillers. Surprise, surprise; they're green! I'd say it's about time someone sent John Deere a Dear John!"
** Homer receives a videotaped Dear John from Marge in TheMovie.
*** For an extra punch to his (and the audience's) gut, she taped it over their wedding video, so immediately after she's done, it cuts to them dancing at their wedding. ''Ouch''.

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* Similar joke on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': at ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** At
a meeting of {{Caustic Critic}}s, the Farm Supplies Critic (...go with it) mentions his favourite favorite recent quip in a review of a tractor:
--> "We --->"We see John Deere has a new line of roto-tillers. Surprise, surprise; they're green! I'd say it's about time someone sent John Deere a Dear John!"
** Homer receives a videotaped Dear John from Marge in TheMovie.
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TheMovie. For an extra punch to his (and the audience's) gut, she taped it over their wedding video, so immediately after she's done, it cuts to them dancing at their wedding. ''Ouch''.



* In an Al Brodax ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} cartoon, Popeye's trained fleas fly the coop on a passing dog. They leave him a Dear John letter which ends with "Help!".

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'':
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In an Al Brodax ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} cartoon, Popeye's trained fleas fly the coop on a passing dog. They leave him a Dear John letter which ends with "Help!".
12th Nov '17 10:02:59 AM KingLyger
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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyWWII''. Daniels gets a letter from [[MyGirlBackHome his girlfriend Hazel, who's back in the States]], which Stiles comments is probably one of these. It turns out Hazel wrote informing Daniels that she's pregnant.
25th Oct '17 10:52:13 AM ChronoLegion
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* In Season 3 of ''Series/TheFlash2014'', Jesse and Wally become an item, although they end up in different worlds (literally), with Jesse first going to Earth-3 to protect that world's Central City in the absence of Jay Garrick and then returns to her native Earth-2, as that version of Central City is lacking a speedster champion. While being in separate universes would normally constitute a LongDistanceRelationship, being speedsters, they're able to pop back and forth between Earths at will. Then Harry arrives with a strange-looking device, which projects Jesse's holo-image and then sputters (crappy Atlantean plastic). Harry is forced to explain to Wally that the device is a "breakup cube", which is the Earth-2 version of this trope. The cube even dispenses tissues in the event of tears. Wally does end up going to Earth-2 to talk it out with Jesse. It's heavily implied that Wally becoming a speedster put a damper on their relationship, as Jesse was expecting him to move with her to Earth-2, but the Central City of Earth-1 needs a Flash, after Barry's disappearance.
15th Sep '17 3:15:59 PM 64SuperNintendo
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12th Aug '17 12:34:42 PM tyrekecorrea
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* During the seventh season of ''Series/FamilyMatters'', Maxine receives a poorly-written and poorly-addressed "Dear John" letter from Waldo.
19th Jul '17 1:18:08 AM ShaiPa
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->''I left a note in the hallway''
->''By the time you read it I'll be far away''
-->-- '''Music/{{Beyonce}}''', [[Music/{{Lemonade}} "Sorry"]]
2nd Jun '17 1:05:05 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''If This Goes On --'', John Lyle gets a literal Dear John letter. It's briefly depressing before he realizes that he can't remember her that well anyway.

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* In Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''If This Goes On --'', ''Literature/IfThisGoesOn'', John Lyle gets a literal Dear John letter. It's briefly depressing before he realizes that he can't remember her that well anyway.
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