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4th Apr '18 9:31:54 PM Odacon_Spy
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* In ''Series/TheGoodPlace'', Michael goes through a parody of this, with a MidLifeCrisisCar, a tattoo ("It's 'Japan' in Chinese!") and Janet, a holographic AI, posing as a TrophyWife. It's not and ''can't be'' the actual middle of his life, because he has CompleteImmortality, but he was having an existential crisis and Eleanor suggested this as a way to paper over it.

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* In ''Series/TheGoodPlace'', Michael goes through a parody of this, with a MidLifeCrisisCar, a tattoo ("It's 'Japan' in Chinese!") Chinese for 'Japan'!") and having Janet, a holographic AI, posing pose as a TrophyWife.vacuous TrophyWife for him. It's not and ''can't be'' the actual middle of his life, because he has CompleteImmortality, but he was having an existential crisis and Eleanor suggested this as a way to paper over it.
6th Mar '18 4:22:50 PM LentilSandEater
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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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** When it turns out [[spoiler: he's taken up superheroing again]]. His wife is actually ''relieved'' because he wasn't having an affair as she'd feared.
* ''Film/TheOranges'' ''The Oranges'' 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.
2nd Mar '18 10:44:27 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Film/LostInTranslation''. An ageing actor at a loose end in Tokyo gets involved with a much younger woman, including an attempt to dress to fit in with her friends. Upon meeting him, she even asks if he's bought a Porsche yet. He replies that he's considering it.

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* ''Film/LostInTranslation''. An ageing aging actor at a loose end in Tokyo gets involved with a much younger woman, including an attempt to dress to fit in with her friends. Upon meeting him, she even asks if he's bought a Porsche yet. He replies that he's considering it.




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* Music/FiveForFighting's AgeProgressionSong "100 Years" references mid-life crisis':
-->I'm 45 for a moment
-->The sea is high and I'm heading into a crisis
-->Chasing the years of my life



* 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 the titular characters' father Lawrence 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: future (which even has a song dedicated to the midlife crisis): 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 the titular characters' father Lawrence and causes him to do something crazy and reckless; switch out his Earl Grey for ''Darjeeling''!
26th Jan '18 10:14:34 PM CountDorku
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* In ''Series/TheGoodPlace'', Michael goes through a parody of this, with a MidLifeCrisisCar, a tattoo ("It's 'Japan' in Chinese!") and Janet, a holographic AI, posing as a TrophyWife. It's not and ''can't be'' the actual middle of his life, because he has CompleteImmortality, but he was having an existential crisis and Eleanor suggested this as a way to paper over it.
26th Jan '18 7:07:37 PM nombretomado
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* You have to feel sorry for Richard Sherman in ''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...

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* You have to feel sorry for Richard Sherman in ''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 Creator/MarilynMonroe has moved in upstairs...
25th Jan '18 4:17:53 PM jamespolk
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* Literature/ErastFandorin goes through this before and during ''All World's a Stage'' (when he is 55). He tries to take the thoughtful approach (resolving to learn a new form of art or a new language every year), but he also ends up falling in love with a much younger woman.

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* Literature/ErastFandorin goes through this before and during ''All World's a Stage'' ''Literature/AllTheWorldsAStage'' (when he is 55). He tries to take the thoughtful approach (resolving to learn a new form of art or a new language every year), but he also ends up falling in love with a much younger woman.
12th Jan '18 6:54:33 PM nombretomado
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* Kel Knight has one in KathandKim. On his 50th birthday, Kel gets a sports car, starts listening to music that's clearly aimed at teenage girls and dresses in whatever was considered trendy at any given point in time.

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* Kel Knight has one in KathandKim.''Series/KathandKim''. On his 50th birthday, Kel gets a sports car, starts listening to music that's clearly aimed at teenage girls and dresses in whatever was considered trendy at any given point in time.
12th Jul '17 4:09:42 PM Mdumas43073
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* The purchase of a MidLifeCrisisCar - souped-up, expensive and flashy.

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* The purchase of a MidLifeCrisisCar MidlifeCrisisCar - souped-up, expensive and flashy.
10th Jul '17 9:56:37 AM Mdumas43073
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* Most fathers in animated sitcoms fulfill a lot of these requirements. Examples include [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]], [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Randy Marsh]], and [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Peter Griffin]]. All three are depicted as immature, overactive and more wild than their kids. [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill Hank Hill]] is a notable aversion, however.

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* Most fathers Fathers in animated sitcoms often fulfill a lot of these requirements. Examples include [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]], [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Randy Marsh]], and [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Peter Griffin]]. All three are depicted as immature, overactive and more wild than their kids. [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill Hank Hill]] is a notable aversion, however.
10th Jul '17 9:54:31 AM Mdumas43073
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* Most fathers in animated sitcoms fulfill a lot of these requirements. Examples include [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]], [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Randy Marsh]] and [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Peter Griffin]]. All three are depicted as immature, overactive and more wild than their kids.

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* Most fathers in animated sitcoms fulfill a lot of these requirements. Examples include [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]], [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Randy Marsh]] Marsh]], and [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Peter Griffin]]. All three are depicted as immature, overactive and more wild than their kids. [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill Hank Hill]] is a notable aversion, however.
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