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10th Jan '17 6:43:02 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/3643-Canadian-Girlfriend This]] ''LoadingReadyRun'' skit, complete with highlighting the issues of this problem if you live in Canada.

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* [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/3643-Canadian-Girlfriend This]] ''LoadingReadyRun'' ''WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun'' skit, complete with highlighting the issues of this problem if you live in Canada.
30th Dec '16 6:40:51 PM eroock
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->''I wish you could meet my girlfriend,''\\

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->''I ->''"I wish you could meet my girlfriend,''\\



''(Shit, her ''name'' is Alberta, she ''lives'' in Vancouver...)''

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''(Shit, her ''name'' is Alberta, she ''lives'' in Vancouver...)'')"''
18th Dec '16 6:51:32 PM Discar
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* The ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode ''The 42 Year Old Virgin'' plays with a lot of classic sex tropes by applying them to [[ARealManIsAKiller killing]] instead of [[AManIsNotAVirgin sex]]. Stan is outed as a "virgin" when he can't name the first person he killed, instead claiming it was a Soviet Agent, "but you wouldn't know him, he was from Canada".

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* The ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode ''The 42 Year Old Virgin'' plays with a lot of classic sex tropes by applying them to [[ARealManIsAKiller killing]] instead of [[AManIsNotAVirgin sex]].sex. Stan is outed as a "virgin" when he can't name the first person he killed, instead claiming it was a Soviet Agent, "but you wouldn't know him, he was from Canada".
16th Dec '16 12:23:00 PM Medinoc
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* ''Fanfic/TheAlarmaverse'': After Ditzy claims to be dating Time Turner, Trixie immediately insists that she, too, has a girlfriend. ''“But you can’t meet her now, because she’s getting a degree in Vanhoofer.”''

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* ''Fanfic/TheAlarmaverse'': ''[[Fanfic/TheAlarmaverse Beauty Will Tear Us Apart]]'': After Ditzy claims to be dating Time Turner, Trixie immediately insists that she, too, has a girlfriend. ''“But you can’t meet her now, because she’s getting a degree in Vanhoofer.”''
16th Dec '16 7:30:17 AM Malady
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* ''Fanfic/TheAlarmaverse'': After Ditzy claims to be dating Time Turner, Trixie immediately insists that she, too, has a girlfriend. ''“But you can’t meet her now, because she’s getting a degree in Vanhoofer.”''
27th Nov '16 2:13:53 PM nombretomado
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* In one arc in the ''ComicStrip/{{Alex}}'' comic strip, Alex and Clive end up in {{Narnia}} where they meet all kinds of creatures that only exist in 'make-believe'. This includes the 'girlfriend in London' Clive claimed to have had while at university.

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* In one arc in the ''ComicStrip/{{Alex}}'' comic strip, Alex and Clive end up in {{Narnia}} [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Narnia]] where they meet all kinds of creatures that only exist in 'make-believe'. This includes the 'girlfriend in London' Clive claimed to have had while at university.
6th Nov '16 5:09:38 PM foxley
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* ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'': In "Love Taps", the VictimOfTheWeek works for a company that provides imaginary online boyfriends for women.
18th Oct '16 5:34:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* Played with and inverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'':
-->'''Lisa:''' Oh wait, I didn't tell you the best part: he loves the environment. Ooh wait, I still didn't tell you the best part: he's got an Irish brogue! No no, wait wait, I still didn't tell you the best part: ''he's not imaginary''!
* ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'': in Imaginationland Joy and Sadness meet Riley's imaginary boyfriend: "I live in Canada!"
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Storks}}'': Toady claims to have a girlfriend who's migrating and produces a photograph of a bird he introduces as her.
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* Played with and inverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'':
-->'''Lisa:''' Oh wait, I didn't tell you the best part: he loves the environment. Ooh wait, I still didn't tell you the best part: he's got an Irish brogue! No no, wait wait, I still didn't tell you the best part: ''he's not imaginary''!



* ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'': in Imaginationland Joy and Sadness meet Riley's imaginary boyfriend: "I live in Canada!"
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Storks}}'': Toady claims to have a girlfriend who's migrating and produces a photograph of a bird he introduces as her.
4th Oct '16 12:49:57 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'', Brian Van Hoose claimed to have a girlfriend named Alexis Marie. He sometimes pretended to call her or even booked motel rooms. He even once claimed they were engaged and sent out wedding invitations.
** And Bob once claimed to have been caught in a ''FatalAttraction'' situation with a co-worker at the Harness & Hoe Insurance company. Dave found this claim hilarious.

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* ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'', ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'':
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Brian Van Hoose claimed to have a girlfriend named Alexis Marie. He sometimes pretended to call her or even booked motel rooms. He even once claimed they were engaged and sent out wedding invitations.
** And Bob once claimed to have been caught in a ''FatalAttraction'' situation with a co-worker at the Harness & Hoe Insurance company. Dave found this claim hilarious.



* Anthony Michael Hall's character in ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'' claims to have a girlfriend living up in Niagara Falls, in addition to having had sex with several other girls. When pressed, he admits he made the whole thing up because he's embarrassed to admit he's a virgin.
** His character also has a distant girlfriend in ''Film/WeirdScience'' from later in the same year, 1985.

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* Anthony Michael Hall's character in ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'' claims to have a girlfriend living up in Niagara Falls, in addition to having had sex with several other girls. When pressed, he admits he made the whole thing up because he's embarrassed to admit he's a virgin.
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virgin. His character also has a distant girlfriend in ''Film/WeirdScience'' from later in the same year, 1985.



* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'': Emmett Milbarge claims to have a girlfriend named Henrietta in Ontario.
** Until it became the real thing, Chuck's relationship with Sarah was a variation of the trope in that Sarah existed, was not only in on the lie but came up with it, and everybody actually believed it.

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* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'': Emmett Milbarge claims to have a girlfriend named Henrietta in Ontario.
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Ontario. Until it became the real thing, Chuck's relationship with Sarah was a variation of the trope in that Sarah existed, was not only in on the lie but came up with it, and everybody actually believed it.



* Subverted in "Mr. Series/{{Monk}} and the Employee of the Month". Randy's girlfriend appears to be one of these: the picture he shows Sharona is the one that came with his wallet ("She's a wallet model!") and he gives what appears to be a LineOfSightName... except that at the end of the episode, we actually see her waving to him from a taxi (and shouting that she loves him).
** We do. Unfortunately for Randy, none of the others do before she leaves, leaving her existence in CassandraTruth territory.

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* Subverted in "Mr. Series/{{Monk}} and the Employee of the Month". Randy's girlfriend appears to be one of these: the picture he shows Sharona is the one that came with his wallet ("She's a wallet model!") and he gives what appears to be a LineOfSightName... except that at the end of the episode, we she's actually see her shown waving to him from a taxi (and shouting that she loves him).
** We do.
him). Unfortunately for Randy, none of the others do get to see her before she leaves, leaving her existence in CassandraTruth territory.



* On ''Series/ThirtyRock'', Liz Lemon's man-bashing comedy book causes serious damage to her male friends' relationships, including Lutz, who complains that his girlfriend is very upset, in Canada. Lutz's girlfriend in Canada also has a website specifically dedicated to proving she exists.

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* On ''Series/ThirtyRock'', ''Series/ThirtyRock'':
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Liz Lemon's man-bashing comedy book causes serious damage to her male friends' relationships, including Lutz, who complains that his girlfriend is very upset, in Canada. Lutz's girlfriend in Canada also has a website specifically dedicated to proving she exists.



** And Amy Farrah Fowler admits she once told her family she had a boyfriend who was a miniature horse breeder. The lie unravelled when she was asked where they met. She panicked and said "Woodstock".
* In ''Series/SoRandom'' on the "Learning Spanish" sketch, the Spanish "teacher" (Nico) remarks that Peter (Chad) is ugly, to which Peter replies, "I have a girlfriend.", then Nico says that his girlfriend is fake, to which Peter replies, "She lives in Canada."
** Then Nico remarks, [[DiscussedTrope "Canada is a country where fake girlfriends live."]]

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** And ::And Amy Farrah Fowler admits she once told her family she had a boyfriend who was a miniature horse breeder. The lie unravelled when she was asked where they met. She panicked and said "Woodstock".
* In ''Series/SoRandom'' on the "Learning Spanish" sketch, the Spanish "teacher" (Nico) remarks that Peter (Chad) is ugly, to which Peter replies, "I have a girlfriend.", then Nico says that his girlfriend is fake, to which Peter replies, "She lives in Canada."
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" Then Nico remarks, [[DiscussedTrope "Canada is a country where fake girlfriends live."]]



** [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Toby then yells at them to stop bragging about their girlfriends.]]
* [[WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar King Julien]] claims he has girlfriends in Canada, but you can trust him that they are made up... with lipstick and mascara, he means, but tastefully.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': At an ice-skating event, Moe insists that all figure skaters are gay. Canadian figure skater Elvis Stojko points out that this is a common misconception as he has a girlfriend in Vancouver, to which Moe retorts, "Made up girlfriend, [[EskimosArentReal made up city]]."
** Subverted in ''The Simpsons'' Treehouse of Horror XI segment "Scary Tales Can Come True" which parodies the story of Hansel and Gretel. Captured in the witch's gingerbread cottage, Lisa mocks her for not having a social life. The witch claims to have a boyfriend named George Cauldron (a riff on ''The Brady Bunch'' episode mentioned above) but Lisa and Bart are less than convinced. At the end of the segment, after Homer cooks the witch in her own oven, a handsome and real George Cauldron arrives and asks for her.

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** [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Toby then yells at them to stop bragging about their girlfriends.]]
* [[WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'': King Julien]] Julien claims he has girlfriends in Canada, but you can trust him that they are made up... with lipstick and mascara, he means, but tastefully.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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At an ice-skating event, Moe insists that all figure skaters are gay. Canadian figure skater Elvis Stojko points out that this is a common misconception as he has a girlfriend in Vancouver, to which Moe retorts, "Made up girlfriend, [[EskimosArentReal made up city]]."
** Subverted in ''The Simpsons'' the Treehouse of Horror XI segment "Scary Tales Can Come True" which parodies the story of Hansel and Gretel. Captured in the witch's gingerbread cottage, Lisa mocks her for not having a social life. The witch claims to have a boyfriend named George Cauldron (a riff on ''The Brady Bunch'' episode mentioned above) but Lisa and Bart are less than convinced. At the end of the segment, after Homer cooks the witch in her own oven, a handsome and real George Cauldron arrives and asks for her.



* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', "Impostor's Home for Make-'Em-Up Pals": Frankie spent most of an episode trying to expose a new imaginary friend as a real human pretending to be imaginary. The friend claimed his maker lived in Canada. Then it was revealed he really was imaginary and his maker really did live Canada.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' had Beth claim to have one at the start of ''Action'', her constant prattling about him drove everyone crazy until they finally chewed her out about it... then comes the after show after she's booted off, where it turns out she really ''does'' have an incredibly hot and talented boyfriend, [[JawDrop to the utter shock of everyone else]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', "Impostor's Home for Make-'Em-Up Pals": Frankie spent most of an episode trying to expose a new imaginary friend as a real human pretending to be imaginary. The friend claimed his maker lived in Canada. Then it was revealed he really was imaginary and his maker really did live in Canada.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' had has Beth claim to have one at the start of ''Action'', her constant prattling about him drove drives everyone crazy until they finally chewed chew her out about it... then comes the after show after she's booted off, where it turns out she really ''does'' have an incredibly hot and talented boyfriend, [[JawDrop to the utter shock of everyone else]].
25th Sep '16 3:19:14 PM luiz4200
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Storks}}'': Toady claims to have a girlfriend who's migrating and produces a photograph of a bird he introduces as her.
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