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20th Jun '17 11:37:14 AM erforce
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* ''Film/TheWickerMan'': In the 2006 version, Edward dreams of himself swimming towards the lifeless body of his daughter floating in the water. He then ky8wakes up, only to find himself holding her soaked, lifeless body in his arms. He wakes up for real the third time around and curses.

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* ''Film/TheWickerMan'': In the 2006 version, ''Film/TheWickerMan2006'', Edward Malus dreams of himself swimming towards the lifeless body of his daughter floating in the water. He then ky8wakes wakes up, only to find himself holding her soaked, lifeless body in his arms. He wakes up for real the third time around and curses.



* Subverted in ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe''. The Pevensies are chasing the White Stag at the end of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. When they see the Lamp Post, it seems vaguely familiar- as if it were from "a dream within a dream". But it turns out that the Lamp Post was real, and so was the "Spare Oom", and now they were heading back to England- to the exact same moment in time they departed it.
* Played straight in ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader''. Lucy is dreaming that she gets up from bed, looks at the mirror, and has transformed into Susan. She wakes up, looks at the mirror, and Aslan talks to her. Then she wakes up again- and is in the real world.

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* ''Film/TheChroniclesOfNarnia''
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Subverted in ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe''.''Film/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe''. The Pevensies are chasing the White Stag at the end of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. When they see the Lamp Post, it seems vaguely familiar- as if it were from "a dream within a dream". But it turns out that the Lamp Post was real, and so was the "Spare Oom", and now they were heading back to England- to the exact same moment in time they departed it.
* ** Played straight in ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader''.''Film/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader''. Lucy is dreaming that she gets up from bed, looks at the mirror, and has transformed into Susan. She wakes up, looks at the mirror, and Aslan talks to her. Then she wakes up again- and is in the real world.
1st Jun '17 3:06:36 AM Rorosilky5
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* In an episode of WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse where Lincoln wonders [[AlternateReality what his life would be like]] [[Rule63 if he had ten brothers instead of ten sisters]] [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor and later gets sick of it after seeing what his life would be like]], he later ends up in dimension where, while more or less exactly the same as his original world in many ways, he's now the middle and ''[[AlternateSelf only]]'' '''''[[GenderBender daughter]]''''' of the eleven Loud children. [[AllJustADream Oh, and then it turns that all the events of the episode were just some really weird dream that Lincoln was having.]]

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* In an episode of WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' where Lincoln wonders [[AlternateReality what his life would be like]] [[Rule63 if he had ten brothers instead of ten sisters]] [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor and later gets sick of it after seeing what his life would be like]], he later ends up in dimension where, while more or less exactly the same as his original world in many ways, he's now the middle and ''[[AlternateSelf only]]'' '''''[[GenderBender daughter]]''''' of the eleven Loud children. [[AllJustADream Oh, and then it turns that all the events of the episode were just some really weird dream that Lincoln was having.]]
27th May '17 11:41:11 AM Rorosilky5
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* Happened to Mrs. Puff in ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''. Most of the episode had her in prison after [=SpongeBob=] drove a car off an "unfinished bridge" and down into a juice truck. Near the end of the episode she woke up and was back in the car, falling and crashing again. This time [=Spongebob=] was arrested. She looked down to see she was in a prison outfit and woke up again, with one of the prisoners in the car instead. She woke up again, giving up, "Oh, forget it."

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* Happened to Mrs. Puff in ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''.the ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Doing Time". Most of the episode had her in prison after [=SpongeBob=] drove a car off an "unfinished bridge" and down into a juice truck. Near the end of the episode she woke up and was back in the car, falling and crashing again. This time [=Spongebob=] [=SpongeBob=] was arrested. She looked down to see she was in a prison outfit and woke up again, with one of the prisoners in the car instead. She woke up once again, giving up, "Oh, forget it."
17th May '17 7:45:33 PM nombretomado
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* ''UruseiYatsura'': An episode centering around Mrs. Moroboshi involved her continually waking up, discovering that everything up until that moment had been a dream. There is even a suggestion that the events of the series are a dream, and the book The War of The Worlds is the actual reality. (Though she does wake up in another reality where both are true) The episode ends with the characters ringed around Mrs. Moroboshi and singing a children's song which is very chilling when you consider it's lyrics ("Oh little bird, when will you escape the bird-cage?")

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* ''UruseiYatsura'': ''Anime/UruseiYatsura'': An episode centering around Mrs. Moroboshi involved her continually waking up, discovering that everything up until that moment had been a dream. There is even a suggestion that the events of the series are a dream, and the book The War of The Worlds is the actual reality. (Though she does wake up in another reality where both are true) The episode ends with the characters ringed around Mrs. Moroboshi and singing a children's song which is very chilling when you consider it's lyrics ("Oh little bird, when will you escape the bird-cage?")
13th May '17 8:52:49 PM ropertroper
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* The ''Series/{{Newhart}}'' episode "A Midseason Night's Dream" consists of dream sequences from Dick, George, Michael, Stephanie, and Larry. Then in the last episode, [[spoiler: it turns out the whole series was a dream.]]
9th May '17 1:25:44 PM Rorosilky5
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* The ''WesternAnimation/LoonaticsUnleashed'' episode "Time After Time".

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* The In the ''WesternAnimation/LoonaticsUnleashed'' episode "Time After Time".Time", Ace Bunny suffers from this due to a GroundhogDayLoop.
21st Mar '17 6:38:01 PM TMNTFanGirl
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* In an episode of WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse where Lincoln wonders [[AlternateReality what his life would be like]] [[Rule63 if he had ten brothers instead of ten sisters]] [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor and later gets sick of it after seeing what his life would be like]], he later ends up in dimension where, while more or less exactly the same as his original world in many ways, he's now the middle and ''[[AlternateSelf only]]'' '''''[[GenderBender daughter]]''''' of the eleven Loud children. [[AllJustADream Oh, and then it turns that all the events of the episode were just some really weird dream that Lincoln was having.]]
12th Mar '17 10:47:34 AM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' once did an intro in the episode "Brian in Love", which involves a parody of ''MisterRogersNeighborhood''. Mr. Rogers greets the audience and hears Trolley coming by, but it turns out that Stewie is riding Trolley holding his ray gun and he reveals to Mr. Rogers that he wreaked havoc on the Neighborhood of Make Believe. After that, Stewie makes Mr. Rogers kneel and threatens to kill him, but Mr. Rogers is pleading for Stewie not to shoot him. Stewie eventually shoots him -- but then he wakes up from this looking up to Lois, who tells him that he's just talking asleep. But it turns out that Lois is actually Mr. Rogers in disguise, as he pulls his Lois mask off in a menacing manner. Stewie wakes up again, this time with [[CatapultNightmare a catapult scream]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' once did an intro in the episode "Brian in Love", which involves a parody of ''MisterRogersNeighborhood''.''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood''. Mr. Rogers greets the audience and hears Trolley coming by, but it turns out that Stewie is riding Trolley holding his ray gun and he reveals to Mr. Rogers that he wreaked havoc on the Neighborhood of Make Believe. After that, Stewie makes Mr. Rogers kneel and threatens to kill him, but Mr. Rogers is pleading for Stewie not to shoot him. Stewie eventually shoots him -- but then he wakes up from this looking up to Lois, who tells him that he's just talking asleep. But it turns out that Lois is actually Mr. Rogers in disguise, as he pulls his Lois mask off in a menacing manner. Stewie wakes up again, this time with [[CatapultNightmare a catapult scream]].
16th Feb '17 11:58:33 PM jormis29
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* In John Crowley's ''Little, Big'', Sophie makes a deliberate practice of spinning baroquely nested dreams, until at times she (and on at least one occasion Daily Alice) is not certain whether she is asleep or awake.

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* In John Crowley's ''Little, Big'', ''Literature/LittleBig'', Sophie makes a deliberate practice of spinning baroquely nested dreams, until at times she (and on at least one occasion Daily Alice) is not certain whether she is asleep or awake.
9th Feb '17 12:44:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Nightwish}}'': Most of the film is revealed to be [[spoiler:one long nightmare experienced by Kim as she's undergoing sensory deprivation in a laboratory.]] During the dream, while trapped in an alien cave, she falls asleep at least once. And at the end it turns out that [[spoiler:she's still not awake even after she wakes up in the lab room.]]
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