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20th Jul '16 6:31:25 AM lolcoolj
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* In ''[[Film/MerlinsShopOfMysticalWonders The Devil's Gift]]'', David walks into his kitchen and notices a bloodied hand. He is then attacked by some kind of furry monster (which has nothing to do with the rest of the film). David wakes up from this nightmare in this bedroom, and is again attacked by the monster, waking him a second time, this time from his couch. When ''The Devil's Gift'' was edited into the family-friendly anthology ''Film/MerlinsShopOfMysticalWonders'', this graphic scene was omitted, for obvious reasons.

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* In ''[[Film/MerlinsShopOfMysticalWonders The Devil's Gift]]'', David walks into his kitchen and notices a bloodied hand.arm. He is then attacked by some kind of furry monster (which has nothing to do with the rest of the film). David wakes up from this nightmare in this his bedroom, and is again attacked by the monster, waking him a second time, this time from his couch. When ''The Devil's Gift'' was edited into the family-friendly anthology ''Film/MerlinsShopOfMysticalWonders'', this graphic scene was omitted, for obvious reasons.



* ''Film/TheWickerMan'': In the 2006 version, Edward dreams of himself swimming towards the lifeless body of his daughter floating in the water. He then 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.

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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 wakes 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.
20th Jul '16 6:09:57 AM lolcoolj
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* In ''[[Film/MerlinsShopOfMysticalWonders The Devil's Gift]]'', David walks into his kitchen and notices a bloodied hand. He is then attacked by some kind of furry monster (which has nothing to do with the rest of the film). David wakes up from this nightmare in this bedroom, and is again attacked by the monster, waking him a second time, this time from his couch. When ''The Devil's Gift'' was edited into the family-friendly anthology ''Film/MerlinsShopOfMysticalWonders'', this graphic scene was omitted, for obvious reasons.
23rd Jun '16 8:13:51 PM nombretomado
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* In one episode of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', the roommates get a replica time machine from an online auction. Sheldon dreams that it actually worked, taking him to the year [[TheTimeMachine 802701]], where he is promptly attacked by Morlocks. Waking up, he finds himself back in the present...where he is again attacked by Morlocks, who have been hired to move the time machine out of the apartment. Then he wakes up ''again''...

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* In one episode of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', the roommates get a replica time machine from an online auction. Sheldon dreams that it actually worked, taking him to the year [[TheTimeMachine [[Literature/TheTimeMachine 802701]], where he is promptly attacked by Morlocks. Waking up, he finds himself back in the present...where he is again attacked by Morlocks, who have been hired to move the time machine out of the apartment. Then he wakes up ''again''...
31st May '16 7:35:03 PM PaulA
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* Plays a large part in {{Creator/GeorgeMacDonald}}'s ''Lilith'' where the main character falls into a magical sleep, and seems to wake up alone. He meets Mr. Raven who tells him that he is still sleeping. This is followed by him ''waking up'' again in his own home, staying there a few days, and then waking up back in the fantasy world. The book ends with him waking up at home once more, though it is implied that this too, and by extension our entire world, is just another dream within a dream that he will someday wake up from.
* Happens in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}} #41: The Familiar'' as part of the setup and backstory early in the novel.
** Even more prominently in #48: The Return.

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* Plays a large part in {{Creator/GeorgeMacDonald}}'s Creator/GeorgeMacDonald's ''Lilith'' where the main character falls into a magical sleep, and seems to wake up alone. He meets Mr. Raven who tells him that he is still sleeping. This is followed by him ''waking up'' again in his own home, staying there a few days, and then waking up back in the fantasy world. The book ends with him waking up at home once more, though it is implied that this too, and by extension our entire world, is just another dream within a dream that he will someday wake up from.
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Happens in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}} #41: The ''The Familiar'' as part of the setup and backstory early in the novel.
** Even more prominently in #48: The Return.''The Return''.
* Happens several times, to various characters, in Creator/KimNewman's horror novel ''Literature/BadDreams''. At one point, the heroine spends several (short) chapters cycling through the same two dreams, waking from each into the other, until she finds a way to break the cycle.
5th May '16 8:15:48 PM nombretomado
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* In WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's review of ''FullHouse'', he reaches the end and awakes from a dream about the Olsen twins attacking him like the horrible spectres they are. He realizes he must have dozed off and tries to deliver his catchphrase ("I'm the Nostalgia Critic, I remember it so you don't have to") when he is suddenly ''attacked!'' By the Olsen twins! He wakes up with a start, and tries again...only to be ''attacked!'' After several more attempts he looks around nervously, says, "You know what I do and you know why I do it," and rushes off before he can wake up again.

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* In WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's review of ''FullHouse'', ''Series/FullHouse'', he reaches the end and awakes from a dream about the Olsen twins attacking him like the horrible spectres they are. He realizes he must have dozed off and tries to deliver his catchphrase ("I'm the Nostalgia Critic, I remember it so you don't have to") when he is suddenly ''attacked!'' By the Olsen twins! He wakes up with a start, and tries again...only to be ''attacked!'' After several more attempts he looks around nervously, says, "You know what I do and you know why I do it," and rushes off before he can wake up again.
8th Apr '16 6:51:55 PM LarryMullen
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If taken out far enough, and if all the many-layered dreams are substantially the same, what you can get is a GroundhogDayLoop.

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If taken out far enough, and if all the many-layered dreams are substantially the same, what you can get is a GroundhogDayLoop.
3rd Apr '16 4:49:54 PM nombretomado
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* A Halloween episode of ''FamilyMatters'' had Carl suffer a dream-within-a-dream about the evil ventriloquist dummy. He spends most of the episode fighting it, only to discover it was all a dream...only to discover the dummy right next to him. Then he wakes up for real.'

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* A Halloween episode of ''FamilyMatters'' ''Series/FamilyMatters'' had Carl suffer a dream-within-a-dream about the evil ventriloquist dummy. He spends most of the episode fighting it, only to discover it was all a dream...only to discover the dummy right next to him. Then he wakes up for real.'
26th Mar '16 11:57:01 AM nombretomado
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* Lampshaded in the Disney's run of ''{{Doug}}'', when Doug thought Skeeter was vampire, dreaming of himself visiting his friend and finding the proof of Skeeter's vampire nature along with a notepad of people to bite with Patty being next. Doug rushes to her house only to find out Skeeter beat him to it what more it was ''Doug's'' turn to be bitten as vampire Patty points out. Soon his other now undead friends appear and advance on him. Doug then wakes up and relived it was a dream till Sketter and Patty bats suddenly appear. This makes Doug wake up for real moaning "I hate double dreams!"
* In ''RockosModernLife'', the episode "To Heck and Back" begins with Karen (a chicken) interviewing for a job. She gets the job, but it turns out that the job is being processed and packed to be sold at a grocery. The episode continues with Heffer and Rocko at the Chokey Chicken, where Heffer dies after choking on a chicken bone. When he arrives in hell, he is "oriented" by Peaches, a devil, and shows him clips of his sins. Eventually, Rocko manages to save Heffer, and he comes back to life. After a few minutes, Rocko reveals himself to be Peaches, and Heffer wakes up in his room. After calming down, Heffer's house turns into the giant head of Peaches, and Heffer finally wakes up at Rocko's front lawn. He goes to Rocko and meets Karen, the chicken at the beginning of the episode, who is headed to the Chokey Chicken corporation for an interview.

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* Lampshaded in the Disney's run of ''{{Doug}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'', when Doug thought Skeeter was vampire, dreaming of himself visiting his friend and finding the proof of Skeeter's vampire nature along with a notepad of people to bite with Patty being next. Doug rushes to her house only to find out Skeeter beat him to it what more it was ''Doug's'' turn to be bitten as vampire Patty points out. Soon his other now undead friends appear and advance on him. Doug then wakes up and relived it was a dream till Sketter and Patty bats suddenly appear. This makes Doug wake up for real moaning "I hate double dreams!"
* In ''RockosModernLife'', ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', the episode "To Heck and Back" begins with Karen (a chicken) interviewing for a job. She gets the job, but it turns out that the job is being processed and packed to be sold at a grocery. The episode continues with Heffer and Rocko at the Chokey Chicken, where Heffer dies after choking on a chicken bone. When he arrives in hell, he is "oriented" by Peaches, a devil, and shows him clips of his sins. Eventually, Rocko manages to save Heffer, and he comes back to life. After a few minutes, Rocko reveals himself to be Peaches, and Heffer wakes up in his room. After calming down, Heffer's house turns into the giant head of Peaches, and Heffer finally wakes up at Rocko's front lawn. He goes to Rocko and meets Karen, the chicken at the beginning of the episode, who is headed to the Chokey Chicken corporation for an interview.
19th Mar '16 4:50:18 AM Hossmeister
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