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4th Apr '16 11:09:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* Used very nicely in ''FatherTed'' when Ted is in anguish over whether or not he truly does deserve an award (The Golden Cleric). He wanders down a beach, skipping stones and brooding as the heads of Mrs. Doyle, Father Jack, Father Dougal and [[ItMakesSenseInContext the cast of]] ''Series/{{Ballykissangel}}'' float past. Jack cackles evilly at him, Mrs. Doyle comments that he's probably the ''second'' best priest in the country and Dougal...floats towards the screen, looks puzzled and turns around to leave the way he came.
* In an episode of ''[[Series/ThirtyRock 30 Rock]]'', Pete Hornburger is confronted with the choice of whether or not to cheat on his wife. At the climax of that plotline, the woman he's considering the affair with is in the bathroom, making her move, when Kenneth Parcell pokes his head through the vent and entreats him not to do it. {{Lampshaded}} when Tracy Jordan pokes his head in: Pete says "I suppose you're going to tell me to do it," and Tracy responds, "No, I was just looking for the bathroom, but yes you should do it!"
* Used in an episode of ''{{Spaced}}'' when Daisy almost reveals to Marsha that she and Tim aren't a couple. Floating-head versions of Tim and Daisy appear and attempt to counsel Daisy on how to fix the problem.

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* Used very nicely in ''FatherTed'' ''Series/FatherTed'' when Ted is in anguish over whether or not he truly does deserve an award (The Golden Cleric). He wanders down a beach, skipping stones and brooding as the heads of Mrs. Doyle, Father Jack, Father Dougal and [[ItMakesSenseInContext the cast of]] ''Series/{{Ballykissangel}}'' float past. Jack cackles evilly at him, Mrs. Doyle comments that he's probably the ''second'' best priest in the country and Dougal...floats towards the screen, looks puzzled and turns around to leave the way he came.
* In an episode of ''[[Series/ThirtyRock 30 Rock]]'', ''Series/ThirtyRock'', Pete Hornburger is confronted with the choice of whether or not to cheat on his wife. At the climax of that plotline, the woman he's considering the affair with is in the bathroom, making her move, when Kenneth Parcell pokes his head through the vent and entreats him not to do it. {{Lampshaded}} when Tracy Jordan pokes his head in: Pete says "I suppose you're going to tell me to do it," and Tracy responds, "No, I was just looking for the bathroom, but yes you should do it!"
* Used in an episode of ''{{Spaced}}'' ''Series/{{Spaced}}'' when Daisy almost reveals to Marsha that she and Tim aren't a couple. Floating-head versions of Tim and Daisy appear and attempt to counsel Daisy on how to fix the problem.
24th Apr '15 9:31:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied in ''HowHigh'' where everyone can see the floating advisor.
* Used straight in ''HomeAlone'', when Kevin at first reacts with anxiety when he believes that "I made my family disappear!" But then a series of floating heads of various family members remind him that they had said hurtful things to him the night before (including a fake one of Buzz threatening to feed him to his tarantula) - and he repeats, with a broad smile, ''"I made my family disappear!"''

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* Parodied in ''HowHigh'' ''Film/HowHigh'' where everyone can see the floating advisor.
* Used straight in ''HomeAlone'', ''Film/HomeAlone'', when Kevin at first reacts with anxiety when he believes that "I made my family disappear!" But then a series of floating heads of various family members remind him that they had said hurtful things to him the night before (including a fake one of Buzz threatening to feed him to his tarantula) - and he repeats, with a broad smile, ''"I made my family disappear!"''
19th Apr '15 12:22:45 AM rodneyAnonymous
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-->'''Marge''': This town is a part of us all. A part of us all. A part of us all! Sorry to repeat myself, but it'll help you remember.
--->''(later, while Bart is riding his skateboard alone)''
-->'''Marge's voice''': This town is a part of us all... A part of us all... A part of us all...\\

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-->'''Marge''': ->'''Marge''': This town is a part of us all. A part of us all. A part of us all! Sorry to repeat myself, but it'll help you remember.
--->''(later, -->''(later, while Bart is riding his skateboard alone)''
-->'''Marge's ->'''Marge's voice''': This town is a part of us all... A part of us all... A part of us all...\\



--->--''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "Lemon of Troy"

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--->--''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', -->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "Lemon of Troy"
9th Jan '15 11:30:58 PM ZombieAladdin
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* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/TheBrakShow''. Thundercleese warns Brak not to feed his pet, which Brak then sings about. Later in the episode, he tries to recall what Thundercleese told him to do, only now Thundercleese is singing the song instead, and the song is a recommendation to feed the pet.
27th Dec '14 7:11:58 PM nombretomado
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* Used in ''{{Kyou Kara Maou}}'', where Yuuri's mom's head often pops up giving him silly advice or some sort of reminder.

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* Used in ''{{Kyou Kara Maou}}'', ''LightNovel/KyouKaraMaou'', where Yuuri's mom's head often pops up giving him silly advice or some sort of reminder.
23rd Sep '14 11:20:29 PM Surenity
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* In the 4th ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' film ''Mystery of the Night Monster'', as Fievel cowers before the mechanical "night monster" he gets a vision of his mentor Nellie Brie's floating head, telling him it's alright to be afraid sometimes, but not to let the fear win.
20th Aug '14 4:49:04 PM johnnye
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-->'''Marge''': This town is a part of us all. A part of us all. A part of us all! Sorry to repeat myself, but it'll help you remember.
--->''(later, while Bart is riding his skateboard alone)''
-->'''Marge's voice''': This town is a part of us all... A part of us all... A part of us all...\\
'''Bart''': Wow, that ''does'' work.
--->--''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "Lemon of Troy"
6th Jun '14 10:10:46 AM UltramarineAlizarin
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** A particularly neat little parody/subversion was when Homer, after eating too many spicy chiles, had a vision of [[JohnnyCash a coyote]] telling him to find his soulmate. After a lot of fruitless searching, Homer began to get discouraged, and the coyote reappeared:

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** A particularly neat little parody/subversion was parody is when Homer, after eating Homer eats too many spicy chiles, had chiles and has a vision of [[JohnnyCash a coyote]] coyote (voiced by Music/JohnnyCash) telling him to find his soulmate. After a lot of fruitless searching, Homer began to get discouraged, gets discouraged and the coyote reappeared:speaks to him again:



** Also:

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** Also:Homer has trouble making a connection with his employee benefits and his family's needs:



** And the useless:
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** And the useless:
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A subversion with useless advice:



** And who could forget...

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** And who could forget...Bart has a chance to steal a video game he really, really wants:



** And Marge trying to instill in Bart a sense of Springfield pride in "Lemon of Troy"...

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** And Marge trying tries to instill in Bart a sense of Springfield pride in "Lemon of Troy"...



* Jay Sherman appears to son Marty on an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'', twice in one episode. In the first occasion, his floating bubble is popped by a passerby, and he's stepped on repeatedly; on the second occasion, his advice fails to help, but he spots a passing food vendor, and his head chases it in an impersonation of PacMan, complete with sound effects.

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* Jay Sherman appears to son Marty on an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'', twice in one episode. In the first occasion, his floating bubble is popped by a passerby, and he's stepped on repeatedly; on the second occasion, his advice fails to help, but he spots a passing food vendor, and his head chases it in an impersonation of PacMan, VideoGame/PacMan, complete with sound effects.



* Happens almost OnceAnEpisode in ''{{Doug}}''.
* Parodied in a ''RobotChicken'' sketch that was, basically, Joey Fatone of Music/{{NSYNC}} in a parody of ''Film/TheKarateKid''. During the actual tournament, Joey is confronted by a monstrous amalgamation of Music/BritneySpears, Music/ChristinaAguilera, Music/AvrilLavigne, Music/JessicaSimpson, and Music/AshleeSimpson. He then hallucinates the heads of the other four members of his own band... who give him entirely-irrelevant advice such as [[RunningGag just shouting "Reaganomics!"]], before merging with him to make him {{Kaiju}}-sized so he can take on said monster.

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* Happens almost OnceAnEpisode in ''{{Doug}}''.
''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}''.
* Parodied in a ''RobotChicken'' ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketch that was, basically, is basically Joey Fatone of Music/{{NSYNC}} in a parody of ''Film/TheKarateKid''. During the actual tournament, Joey is confronted by a monstrous amalgamation of Music/BritneySpears, Music/ChristinaAguilera, Music/AvrilLavigne, Music/JessicaSimpson, and Music/AshleeSimpson. He then hallucinates the heads of the other four members of his own band... who give him entirely-irrelevant advice such as [[RunningGag just shouting "Reaganomics!"]], before merging with him to make him {{Kaiju}}-sized so he can take on said monster.
6th Jun '14 9:52:27 AM UltramarineAlizarin
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* In the Creator/LegendaryFrog animation ''[[http://aandk.legendaryfrog.com/movies_ayp_w.php All Your Pie]]'', Ark struggles to resist eating Kerrigan's pie:
-->'''Kerrigan:''' Don't you eat this pi-i-ie!
-->'''Ark:''' Self-control.
-->'''Mayor[[labelnote:*]]Represented by the [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Mayor of Townsville]][[/labelnote]]:''' Pie day!
-->'''Kerrigan:''' Don't you eat this pi-i-ie!
-->'''Ark:''' Self-control.
-->'''Mayor:''' Pie day!
-->'''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Lenny]]:''' [[MemeticMutation Dental plan!]]
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19th Apr '14 8:17:48 PM cheesequake
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* Parodied in a ''RobotChicken'' sketch that was, basically, Joey Fatone of *Music/{{NSYNC}} in a parody of ''Film/TheKarateKid''. During the actual tournament, Joey is confronted by a monstrous amalgamation of Music/BritneySpears, Music/ChristinaAguilera, Music/AvrilLavigne, Music/JessicaSimpson, and Music/AshleeSimpson. He then hallucinates the heads of the other four members of his own band... who give him entirely-irrelevant advice such as [[RunningGag just shouting "Reaganomics!"]], before merging with him to make him {{Kaiju}}-sized so he can take on said monster.

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* Parodied in a ''RobotChicken'' sketch that was, basically, Joey Fatone of *Music/{{NSYNC}} Music/{{NSYNC}} in a parody of ''Film/TheKarateKid''. During the actual tournament, Joey is confronted by a monstrous amalgamation of Music/BritneySpears, Music/ChristinaAguilera, Music/AvrilLavigne, Music/JessicaSimpson, and Music/AshleeSimpson. He then hallucinates the heads of the other four members of his own band... who give him entirely-irrelevant advice such as [[RunningGag just shouting "Reaganomics!"]], before merging with him to make him {{Kaiju}}-sized so he can take on said monster.
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