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13th Nov '17 2:41:12 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* ''Film/DropDeadFred'' is about a girl who had her imaginary friend locked in a jack-in-the-box by her mother, and lets him back out by accident after she grows up. Apparently he still exists because she still needs him.
** How Imaginary or [[NotSoImaginaryFriend Not So Imaginary]] he really is is pretty open to debate. The film tries to have it both ways.

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* ''Film/DropDeadFred'' is about a girl who had her imaginary friend locked in a jack-in-the-box by her mother, and lets him back out by accident after she grows up. Apparently he still exists because she Elizabeth still needs him.
** How Imaginary or [[NotSoImaginaryFriend Not So Imaginary]] he really is is pretty open to debate. The film tries to have it both ways. In one scene Elizabeth is taken to a therapist by her mother, and while she's in the waiting room Fred plays with several of his own friends, who are the imaginary friends of the other children in the room. We see the scene from the perspectives of Elizabeth and the other children, and each child can only see their own friend, apparently playing with nobody.
1st Nov '17 3:02:35 PM Wynauttica
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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' has Brett Bretterson, So-And-So's imaginary ''boy''friend from ''Teen Girl Squad''.

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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' has Brett Bretterson, So-And-So's So and So's imaginary ''boy''friend boyfriend from ''Teen Girl Squad''.''WebAnimation/TeenGirlSquad''.
30th Oct '17 2:08:48 PM Flame
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* ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'': [[TheHeart Emu]] [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom Hojo]] was lonely child, who wished for a friend. This wished materialized as Pallad, PsychopathicManchild MonsterOfTheWeek.

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* ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'': [[TheHeart Emu]] [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom Hojo]] was a lonely child, child who wished for a friend. This wished happens to be a problem for someone who is PatientZero of a [[WizardDidIt video game]] [[EverythingFades disease]] as the idea materialized as Pallad, into Parado, PsychopathicManchild MonsterOfTheWeek.
19th Oct '17 12:34:58 PM Erin582
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* In ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' episode "The Truth Will Out", Rose's granddaughter Charley has an imaginary friend whose visage, according to the little girl, is modeled after Music/BruceSpringsteen, lives in a castle and has a personality based off of what she has been told about her late grandfather (being an upstanding man who works very hard). Rose is thrilled about the character and explains that she once had an imaginary friend herself, but "[[CloudCuckoolander he never would tell me his name.]]"


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* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'': Hamton, who was feeling left out and bored, created an imaginary friend, who in spite of being tall and handsome and created by him, was a {{Jerkass}} who stole all his friends and treated him like a loser. By the episode's end, he had faded away and Hamton felt included back in his group of friends again.
8th Oct '17 1:23:41 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Jessie}}'' Zuri has at least one imaginary friend, Millie the Mermaid. Used as a plot point in one episode when Jessie assumes her new friend, Nana Banana ([[Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn Joanne Worley]]) is imaginary.

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* In ''{{Jessie}}'' ''Series/{{Jessie}}'' Zuri has at least one imaginary friend, Millie the Mermaid. Used as a plot point in one episode when Jessie assumes her new friend, Nana Banana ([[Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn Joanne Worley]]) is imaginary.
25th Sep '17 8:01:59 AM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Stumpy apparently has a whole bunch of these, which is why everyone believes that his girlfriend Ursula is also imaginary. [[spoiler: Ursula turns out to be real, but the others are still imaginary.]]
6th Aug '17 8:58:53 PM PaulA
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* ''Life Among the Savages'', Creator/ShirleyJackson's essays based on her family, describes a shopping trip with her son, daughter, and her daughter's seven daughters, all named Martha, whom Joanne has adopted after their real parents killed each other.

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* ''Life Among the Savages'', ''Literature/LifeAmongTheSavages'', Creator/ShirleyJackson's essays based on her family, describes a shopping trip with her son, daughter, and her daughter's seven daughters, all named Martha, whom Joanne has adopted after their real parents killed each other.
15th Jul '17 2:45:11 PM nombretomado
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* The Wind Woman in ''EmilyOfNewMoon,'' an AnthropomorphicPersonification whose shape changes with the direction of the wind.

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* The Wind Woman in ''EmilyOfNewMoon,'' ''Literature/EmilyOfNewMoon,'' an AnthropomorphicPersonification whose shape changes with the direction of the wind.
23rd Jun '17 10:41:00 PM JackG
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** Something similar happens in "The Girl in the Fireplace", when the Doctor appears in a little girl's bedroom to save her from the MonsterOfTheWeek. When he next pops in to check on her, he's accidentally jumped forward in time and discovers that SheIsAllGrownUp.
-->'''Reinette:''' It is customary, I think, to have an imaginary friend only during one's childhood. You are to be congratulated on your persistence.
** In "The Lie of the Land", Bill creates an imaginary version of her deceased mother as a confident on a brainwashed VichyEarth.
-->'''Bill:''' I er, made up a version of her. Yeah, I talk to her all the time.
-->'''Nardole:''' Oh well, that's not that weird. I used to have an imaginary friend, 'til he left me for someone else.
7th Jun '17 10:57:03 AM Flame
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* Prior to playing the title role on ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', Michael C. Hall played David on ''Series/{{SixFeetUnder}}'', an undertaker who was similarly prone to having imaginary conversations with his dead father and the other corpses he was working on. David was also [[Gayngst a devout Christian who struggled to reconcile his homosexuality with his faith]] and one of the most memorable of his imaginary "friends" was a young gay man followed him around taunting him about how he would go to hell. There was also a friendly young gang member who had been killed in a turf war, who convinced the normally meek David to take a firm/threatening stand in a business meeting with a rival real estate company. David also becomes badly traumatized at one point and - when he realises he has healed enough to resume his life again. The imaginary friends make David seem a little bit schizoidal, but they were a useful storytelling device because otherwise David , who was very introverted, anal and poor at communicating his feelings, would have come across as very one-dimensional and incomprehensible. His imaginary friends also seem to make him more functional, both because they act as a support network for him and because they make him more sensitive to the needs of his clients.

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* Prior to playing the title role on ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', Michael C. Hall played David on ''Series/{{SixFeetUnder}}'', an undertaker who was similarly prone to having imaginary conversations with his dead father and the other corpses he was working on. David was also [[Gayngst [[SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny a devout Christian who struggled to reconcile his homosexuality with his faith]] and one of the most memorable of his imaginary "friends" was a young gay man followed him around taunting him about how he would go to hell. There was also a friendly young gang member who had been killed in a turf war, who convinced the normally meek David to take a firm/threatening stand in a business meeting with a rival real estate company. David also becomes badly traumatized at one point and - when he realises he has healed enough to resume his life again. The imaginary friends make David seem a little bit schizoidal, but they were a useful storytelling device because otherwise David , who was very introverted, anal and poor at communicating his feelings, would have come across as very one-dimensional and incomprehensible. His imaginary friends also seem to make him more functional, both because they act as a support network for him and because they make him more sensitive to the needs of his clients.


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* ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'': [[TheHeart Emu]] [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom Hojo]] was lonely child, who wished for a friend. This wished materialized as Pallad, PsychopathicManchild MonsterOfTheWeek.
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