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20th Jul '16 6:08:02 AM ladyofthelibrary
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* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' in an episode set in the future: Dr Doofenshmirz hasn't had a mid-life crisis and feels left out compared to other men, so he invents a device that ''induces'' a mid-life crisis in the wearer! He concludes that he prefers the boring middle-ager stuff so he takes it off. It lands on Mr.Fylnn and causes him to do something crazy and reckless; switch out his Earl Grey for ''Darjeeling''!

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* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' in an episode set in the future: Dr Doofenshmirz hasn't had a mid-life crisis and feels left out compared to other men, so he invents a device that ''induces'' a mid-life crisis in the wearer! He concludes that he prefers the boring middle-ager stuff so he takes it off. It lands on Mr.Fylnn the titular characters' father Lawrence and causes him to do something crazy and reckless; switch out his Earl Grey for ''Darjeeling''!
12th Jul '16 9:06:56 AM dsneybuf
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* After hearing that he's about to become a grandfather in the second ''Film/FatherOfTheBride'' film, George Banks buys a fancy car and dyes his gray hair dark.

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* After hearing that he's about to become a grandfather in the second ''Film/FatherOfTheBride'' ''Film/{{Father of the Bride| 1991}}'' film, George Banks buys a fancy car and dyes his gray hair dark.
9th Jul '16 5:44:04 PM JackG
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** Sarah also lampshades the trope when they meet up again in the new series. "I can tell you're getting older, your assistants are getting younger."
9th Jul '16 5:42:04 PM JackG
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-->'''Edna Mode:''' Men at Robert's age are often unstable. Prone to weakness...
7th May '16 9:56:06 AM FuzzyBoots
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* ''Theatre/MidlifeCrisisTheMusical'' has the pursuit of younger women, the purchase of fancy cars, the insistence that you can still "hang" on the basketball court, dealing with exaggerated menopause...
25th Apr '16 8:49:10 AM nighttrainfm
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* Martha's father on ''Series/DoctorWho'' was going through one, having traded both his car and his wife in for younger models when we first met him.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** The story "Pyramids of Mars" starts off with the Doctor striking poses in a flashy new outfit and sulking about how he's reached the big 7-5-0 and, as a trained Time Lord better than this, is going to quit his stupid job. He also makes a point of reminiscing about his gorgeous past female companions in a ContinuityNod peculiar at this time. Sarah teases him by saying he's "almost middle-aged", and he snaps back "''Yes!''". Midlife crisis issues become a little theme for his character from this story onward - It's worth noticing that these issues are introduced in an incarnation played by an actor who was, at the time, the youngest man to take the part, which is apparently the Gallifreyan equivalent of dressing too young.
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Martha's father on ''Series/DoctorWho'' was going through one, having traded both his car and his wife in for younger models when we first met him.



* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "Pyramids of Mars" starts off with the Doctor striking poses in a flashy new outfit and sulking about how he's reached the big 7-5-0 and, as a trained Time Lord better than this, is going to quit his stupid job. He also makes a point of reminiscing about his gorgeous past female companions in a ContinuityNod peculiar at this time. Sarah teases him by saying he's "almost middle-aged", and he snaps back "''Yes!''". Midlife crisis issues become a little theme for his character from this story onward - It's worth noticing that these issues are introduced in an incarnation played by an actor who was, at the time, the youngest man to take the part, which is apparently the Gallifreyan equivalent of dressing too young.

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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "Pyramids of Mars" starts off with the Doctor striking poses in a flashy new outfit and sulking about how he's reached the big 7-5-0 and, as a trained Time Lord better than this, is going to quit his stupid job. He also makes a point of reminiscing about his gorgeous past female companions in a ContinuityNod peculiar at this time. Sarah teases him by saying he's "almost middle-aged", and he snaps back "''Yes!''". Midlife crisis issues become a little theme for his character from this story onward - It's worth noticing that these issues are introduced in an incarnation played by an actor who was, at the time, the youngest man to take the part, which is apparently the Gallifreyan equivalent of dressing too young.
8th Jan '16 2:33:54 PM ChaoticNovelist
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The term mid-life crisis was first coined by psychoanalyst Elliott Jacques in 1965 to describe a period of major self-doubt felt by some individuals of middle age as the result of the passing of their youth. Symptoms may include depression, feelings of remorse and searching for some undefined dream or goal. It can affect both sexes, although not all psychologists accept it even exists and it doesn't seem to be present in all cultures. And, even in cultures where such a thing ''does'' tend to exist, it usually only affects about 10% of middle aged adults. It has also been theorized that a mid-life crisis may actually be triggered by a man's wife approaching menopause age, as the mid-life crisis does not happen with men who are married to women significantly younger than themselves.

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The term mid-life crisis was first coined by psychoanalyst Elliott Jacques in 1965 to describe a period of major self-doubt felt by some individuals of middle age as the result of the passing of their youth. Symptoms may include depression, feelings of remorse and searching for some undefined dream or goal. It can affect both sexes, although not all psychologists accept it even exists and it doesn't seem to be present in all cultures. And, Also, even in cultures where such a thing ''does'' tend to exist, it usually only affects about 10% of middle aged adults. It has also been theorized that a mid-life crisis may actually be triggered by a man's wife approaching menopause age, as the mid-life crisis does not happen with men who are married to women significantly younger than themselves.



* The romantic pursuit of a [[MayDecemberRomance much]] [[TheMistress younger]] [[TrophyWife lover]]. Depending on the nature of the work, either hilarity or drama will ensue, and it's notable that the "younger women" (or men) in the fictional version have often been played by performers famed for their beauty.

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* The romantic pursuit of a [[MayDecemberRomance much]] [[TheMistress younger]] [[TrophyWife lover]]. Depending on the nature of the work, either hilarity or drama will ensue, and it's notable that the "younger women" (or men) in the fictional version have often been played by performers famed for their beauty.



* Adopt new religious or spiritual beliefs. ''Ooooom... ooooom....'' *clanging chimes*

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* Adopt new religious or spiritual beliefs. ''Ooooom... ooooom....'' *clanging chimes*\n



* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' in an episode set in the future: Dr Doofenshmirz hasn't had a mid-life crisis and feels left out compared to other men, so he invents a device that ''induces'' a mid-life crisis in the wearer!

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* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' in an episode set in the future: Dr Doofenshmirz hasn't had a mid-life crisis and feels left out compared to other men, so he invents a device that ''induces'' a mid-life crisis in the wearer!wearer! He concludes that he prefers the boring middle-ager stuff so he takes it off. It lands on Mr.Fylnn and causes him to do something crazy and reckless; switch out his Earl Grey for ''Darjeeling''!
-->'''Mrs.Flynn''': You're a mad man.
22nd Nov '15 10:45:21 AM nombretomado
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* Parodied twice in ''ComicStrip//FoxTrot'' where Andy and Roger each suffer one in different times. Roger gets over his when his wife gives him a ShutUpKiss and several more, while Andy finds out that acting young leads to her daughter asking for a belly piercing.

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* Parodied twice in ''ComicStrip//FoxTrot'' ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' where Andy and Roger each suffer one in different times. Roger gets over his when his wife gives him a ShutUpKiss and several more, while Andy finds out that acting young leads to her daughter asking for a belly piercing.
13th Oct '15 2:00:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* You have to feel sorry for Richard Sherman in ''TheSevenYearItch''. His wife's away. He's stuck at home editing a book about the mid-life crisis and marital dissatisfaction at the seven year mark. And MarilynMonroe has moved in upstairs...

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* You have to feel sorry for Richard Sherman in ''TheSevenYearItch''.''Film/TheSevenYearItch''. His wife's away. He's stuck at home editing a book about the mid-life crisis and marital dissatisfaction at the seven year mark. And MarilynMonroe has moved in upstairs...



* After hearing that he's about to become a grandfather in the second FatherOfTheBride film, George Banks buys a fancy car and dyes his gray hair dark.

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* After hearing that he's about to become a grandfather in the second FatherOfTheBride ''Film/FatherOfTheBride'' film, George Banks buys a fancy car and dyes his gray hair dark.
14th Sep '15 9:03:38 AM Ptorquemada
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* ''Film/TheOranges'' has the David (played by Creator/HughLaurie) going through one of sorts; he has an affair with the daughter of his neighbor (and best friend), who is approximately the same age as his own daughter and is kinda-sorta dating ''his son'' (their moms are trying to set them up together; the son is okay with this as she's pretty hot, she's less okay with it as the son is, while handsome enough, pretty dull). When her mother finds out, the fallout prompts all four of the two older couples to go through one.
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