History Main / ImaginaryFriend

4th Nov '16 6:12:55 PM CaptEquinox
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* Adam Gopnik's ''Bumping Into Mr. Ravioli'' is an essay about his three-year-old daughter and the elusive Charlie Ravioli, who was apparently so busy that they rarely had time to do more than "grab lunch" or chat for a minute on the phone. Mr. Ravioli even had a receptionist who said "He's in a meeting right now, may I take a message?"

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* Adam Gopnik's ''Bumping Into Mr. Ravioli'' is an essay about his three-year-old daughter and the elusive Charlie Ravioli, who was apparently so busy that they rarely had time to do more than "grab lunch" or chat for a minute on the phone. Mr. Ravioli even had a receptionist who said "He's in a meeting right now, may I take a message?"message?" Gopnik's sister, a psychologist, tells him imaginary friends and [[WorldBuilding paracosms]] are actually what children use to orient themselves in reality. TruthInTelevision as several professionals have recently published books on these subjects.
23rd Oct '16 6:51:26 AM Mullon
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* An episode of the Weird Al Show has Weird Al talking about his imaginary friend. Who is standing there the whole time, trying to prove he's a real guy.

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* An episode of the Weird Al Show ''Series/TheWeirdAlShow'' has Weird Al talking about his imaginary friend.friend Creator/GilbertGottfried. Who is standing there the whole time, trying to prove he's a real guy.
19th Oct '16 6:38:17 AM erforce
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* The TV Movie 'Invisible Child'.

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* %%* The TV Movie 'Invisible Child'.



* The third ''Film/ParanormalActivity'' film shows that the demon terrorizing Katie and Kristi initially introduced itself to Kristi as an entity named "Toby," who the rest of the family assumed to be just an imaginary friend.
* The movie "Sunday at Tiffany's", based on a book by James Patterson. Jane's imaginary friend Michael left her life on her 10th birthday. Twenty years later, on the eve of her birthday and her wedding, he shows up again--this time as a corporeal adult. Neither of them have any idea why he suddenly showed up out of nowhere or what his mission is. Michael falls in love with Jane, who is initally very resistant to his naiive, innocent view of her and the world. Eventually, she realizes she isn't satisfied with how her life has gone since Michael left, and that she loves him...just as he has to leave again. Or does he?

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* The third ''Film/ParanormalActivity'' film ''Film/ParanormalActivity3'' shows that the demon terrorizing Katie and Kristi initially introduced itself to Kristi as an entity named "Toby," who the rest of the family assumed to be just an imaginary friend.
* The movie "Sunday ''Sunday at Tiffany's", Tiffany's'', based on a book by James Patterson. Jane's imaginary friend Michael left her life on her 10th birthday. Twenty years later, on the eve of her birthday and her wedding, he shows up again--this time as a corporeal adult. Neither of them have any idea why he suddenly showed up out of nowhere or what his mission is. Michael falls in love with Jane, who is initally very resistant to his naiive, innocent view of her and the world. Eventually, she realizes she isn't satisfied with how her life has gone since Michael left, and that she loves him...just as he has to leave again. Or does he?
27th Sep '16 12:13:18 PM MHarrington
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However, as mentioned in the source of the quote above, imaginary friends are becoming a thing of the past. Possibly to due widespread pop-psychology and a lot of hysteria in the '90s about SplitPersonality, having an imaginary friend was regarded as an indication of mental illness. Some doctors really believed it was an early indicator of dissociating personality, which is supposedly a flight from reality in response to trauma. None of this is true; [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imaginary_friend numerous sociological studies on imaginary friends]] have concluded that children, teens and adults have them for many reasons. If we stop ''mentioning'' our imaginary friends, that doesn't mean that the friends aren't still around.

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However, as mentioned in the source of the quote above, for better or worse, imaginary friends are becoming a thing of the past. Possibly to due widespread pop-psychology and a lot of hysteria in the '90s about SplitPersonality, having an imaginary friend was regarded as an indication of mental illness. Some doctors really believed it was an early indicator of dissociating personality, which is supposedly a flight from reality in response to trauma. None of this is true; [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imaginary_friend numerous sociological studies on imaginary friends]] have concluded that children, teens and adults have them for many reasons. If we stop ''mentioning'' our imaginary friends, that doesn't mean that the friends aren't still around.
20th Sep '16 12:57:39 PM mimitchi33
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* Zig-zagged in ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory''. When the titular character's parents were little, they thought Destiny, her "pipe-pal", was just a figment of her imagination. When trying to find her way back home, she gets tossed in a bucket with food for an animal at the Marine Life Institute, who turns out to be Destiny. They are surprised to find out that they both were real animals and not imaginary ones.
20th Sep '16 12:54:25 PM mimitchi33
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* Zig-zagged in ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory''. When the titular character's parents were little, they thought Destiny, her "pipe-pal", was just a figment of her imagination. When trying to find her way back home, she gets tossed in a bucket with food for an animal at the Marine Life Institute, who turns out to be Destiny. They are surprised to find out that they both were real animals and not imaginary ones.


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* This is the premise of ''Series/BarneyAndFriends''. Barney is actually a stuffed doll the children on the show have, and the whole series is them pretending to go on adventures with an imagined version of the doll that's adult-sized.


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* An early episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'' was about Caillou having a race with his imaginary friend, George, and knocking a pot over during it, which makes his parents mad. Caillou tells his parents George did it, but then confesses it was his fault when he is told that George is not real.
28th Aug '16 11:42:42 AM nombretomado
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* In the DisneyChannel Original Movie ''Don't Look Under the Bed'', imaginary friends become boogeymen if the child stops believing in them too soon.

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* In the DisneyChannel Creator/DisneyChannel Original Movie ''Don't Look Under the Bed'', imaginary friends become boogeymen if the child stops believing in them too soon.
23rd Aug '16 10:16:02 PM ultimomant
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* In one episode of Lizzie Mcquire,Lizzie's little brother Matt seems to have made up an imanginary friend much to the concern of their parents as Matt is far to old for such things. The parents react by showering Matt in attention and gifts but it doesn't seem to be working...until mrs.mcguire hears Matt talking to a real friend on the phone. It turns out that there was no Jasper,Matt was faking in attempt to trick his parents into giving him all their attention(and gifts). He is punished for this prank by being forced to wash an invisible donkey.

* A rather dark version appears in one episode of Criminal Minds where a man's imaginary friends(actually hallucinations caused by schizophrenia or another similar disorder) continue to push him into killing people.

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\n* In one episode of Lizzie Mcquire,Lizzie's ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'', Lizzie's little brother Matt seems to have made up an imanginary imaginary friend much to the concern of their parents as Matt is far to old for such things. The parents react by showering Matt in attention and gifts but it doesn't seem to be working...until mrs.mcguire Mrs. [=McGuire=] hears Matt talking to a real friend on the phone. It turns out that there was no Jasper,Matt Jasper, Matt was faking in attempt to trick his parents into giving him all their attention(and gifts). He is punished for this prank by being forced to wash an invisible donkey.

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* A rather dark version appears in one episode of Criminal Minds ''Series/CriminalMinds'' where a man's imaginary friends(actually friends (actually hallucinations caused by schizophrenia or another similar disorder) continue to push him into killing people.



* Wrestling/HiroshiTanahashi's {{air guitar}}. Rare, one and only in 100 years time!!! Has the transparent solid body and delivers the true clear sound!!! The guitar supports him, even when the fans turned him.[[/folder]]

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* Wrestling/HiroshiTanahashi's {{air guitar}}. Rare, one and only in 100 years time!!! Has the transparent solid body and delivers the true clear sound!!! The guitar supports him, even when the fans turned him.him.
* For a time, [[Wrestling/RonKillings R-Truth]] was followed around by a boy he called Little Jimmy.
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1st Aug '16 11:51:59 PM Pallo
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* Reyeb for Malik in ''Un Prophète'' by Jacques Audiard. Remarkably friendly (if mysterious) considering Malik murdered him.

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* Reyeb for Malik in ''Un Prophète'' ''[[Film/AProphet Un Prophète]]'' by Jacques Audiard. Remarkably friendly (if mysterious) considering Malik murdered him.
1st Aug '16 4:20:06 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/HiroshiTanahashi's {{air guitar}}. Rare, one and only in 100 years time!!!
Has the transparent solid body and delivers the true clear sound!!! The guitar supports him, even when the fans turned him.[[/folder]]

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* Wrestling/HiroshiTanahashi's {{air guitar}}. Rare, one and only in 100 years time!!!
time!!! Has the transparent solid body and delivers the true clear sound!!! The guitar supports him, even when the fans turned him.[[/folder]]
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