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16th Jul '16 8:17:15 PM Cranberries
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* ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'': Florence Papermouth, one of Moralton's citizens owns a zebra collection. In her loneliness as a divorced wife and single mother and hopelessly in love with Reverend Putty, Florence clings to these figurines as her prized possessions.
4th Jul '16 6:25:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Charlotte [=McLeod's=] novel ''ExitTheMilkman'', one of the characters has a huge collection of porcelain.

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* In Charlotte [=McLeod's=] novel ''ExitTheMilkman'', ''Literature/ExitTheMilkman'', one of the characters has a huge collection of porcelain.
4th Jul '16 6:25:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the film ''Film/AboutSchmidt'', Warren Schmidt's wife, Helen, collects little Hummel figurines, to Warren's displeasure. Later in the film Warren visits a museum full of them and has to admit they aren't all so bad. Warren and Helen are both in their late 60s, and Helen is depicted as grandmotherly, though technically not a grandmother.
* In ''Film/FallingDown'', William Foster's mother has such a collection. When the police were interviewing her to try and see where her rampaging son might go next, she was incredibly nervous because she felt that William might kill her and wouldn't say anything. The lead detective dramatically calmed her down just by asking which figurine was her favorite, guessing that it was a dog (it was the giraffe).

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* In the film ''Film/AboutSchmidt'', Warren Schmidt's wife, Helen, collects little Hummel figurines, to Warren's displeasure. Later in the film Warren visits a museum full of them and has to admit they aren't all so bad. Warren and Helen are both in their late 60s, and Helen is depicted as grandmotherly, though technically not a grandmother.
* In ''Film/FallingDown'', William Foster's mother has such a collection. When the police were interviewing her to try and see where her rampaging son might go next, she was incredibly nervous because she felt that William might kill her and wouldn't say anything. The lead detective dramatically calmed her down just by asking which figurine was her favorite, guessing that it was a dog (it was the giraffe).
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* In the film ''Film/The40YearOldVirgin'', Andy (Steve Carell) owns a collection of action figures. He sells them at end of the movie when he starts to mature.


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* In the film ''Film/AboutSchmidt'', Warren Schmidt's wife, Helen, collects little Hummel figurines, to Warren's displeasure. Later in the film Warren visits a museum full of them and has to admit they aren't all so bad. Warren and Helen are both in their late 60s, and Helen is depicted as grandmotherly, though technically not a grandmother.
* In ''Film/FallingDown'', William Foster's mother has such a collection. When the police were interviewing her to try and see where her rampaging son might go next, she was incredibly nervous because she felt that William might kill her and wouldn't say anything. The lead detective dramatically calmed her down just by asking which figurine was her favorite, guessing that it was a dog (it was the giraffe).
* In the film ''Film/The40YearOldVirgin'', Andy (Steve Carell) owns a collection of action figures. He sells them at end of the movie when he starts to mature.
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4th Jul '16 6:24:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creepy... semi-subversion, maybe, in ''TransformersAnimated''. Lockdown has a collection of all sorts of trophies. However, he is not extremely old [[note]] he doesn't look/act it, at least - being a Transformer, he's probably a couple million years old[[/note]], and the "trophies" are various mods (read: body parts) he's ripped off of his bounties.
* ''TheTick'' - a supervillain named Pig Leg, a man with a fully formed, sentient pig for a leg, had a collection of pig figurines - he sheepishly explained that he told a friend in passing that he liked pigs, so his friend bought him a little pig figure, then someone else saw it and bought him another; it sort of just happened.

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* Creepy... semi-subversion, maybe, in ''TransformersAnimated''.''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. Lockdown has a collection of all sorts of trophies. However, he is not extremely old [[note]] he doesn't look/act it, at least - being a Transformer, he's probably a couple million years old[[/note]], and the "trophies" are various mods (read: body parts) he's ripped off of his bounties.
* ''TheTick'' ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' - a supervillain named Pig Leg, a man with a fully formed, sentient pig for a leg, had a collection of pig figurines - he sheepishly explained that he told a friend in passing that he liked pigs, so his friend bought him a little pig figure, then someone else saw it and bought him another; it sort of just happened.
11th Jun '16 12:58:30 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' it is revealed that Arwin's mother collects owls.

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* In an episode of ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' it is revealed that Arwin's mother collects owls.



* PawnStars: Played straight, as occasionally someone will bring in an assortment of things that an older relative collected. Said relative has now passed on, and the family is looking to sell the collection. The problem is that such collections are rarely actually ''worth'' anything...

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* PawnStars: ''Series/PawnStars'': Played straight, as occasionally someone will bring in an assortment of things that an older relative collected. Said relative has now passed on, and the family is looking to sell the collection. The problem is that such collections are rarely actually ''worth'' anything...



* One episode of Series/ThirtyRock deals with Jack having to abandon his large secret cookie jar collecton "because the guy with the weird hobby never gets the corner office". (it is explained that Giuliani only became mayor of NY after ditching his doll collection). He does insist you don't have to be weird to have a collection like that though:

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* One episode of Series/ThirtyRock ''Series/ThirtyRock'' deals with Jack having to abandon his large secret cookie jar collecton collection "because the guy with the weird hobby never gets the corner office". (it is explained that Giuliani only became mayor of NY after ditching his doll collection). He does insist you don't have to be weird to have a collection like that though:
8th Jun '16 8:41:05 PM Gamermaster
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* This is common among players of Bethesda RPGs. It's not uncommon to see people with entire rooms dedicated to monster skulls, or empty/rare soda bottles.

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* This is common among players of Bethesda RPGs.[=RPGs=]. It's not uncommon to see people with entire rooms dedicated to monster skulls, or empty/rare soda bottles.



*** "Of course I'm obsessed! They made me this way! You think I don't know how crazy I sound? Of course I do! THEY PROGRAMMED ME TO KNOW THAT TOooo-arrr..."

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*** "Of course I'm obsessed! They made me this way! You think I don't know how crazy I sound? Of course I do! THEY PROGRAMMED ME TO KNOW THAT TOooo-arrr..."[=TOooo-arrr...=]"
3rd May '16 8:49:12 PM zark117
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***"Of course I'm obsessed! They made me this way! You think I don't know how crazy I sound? Of course I do! THEY PROGRAMMED ME TO KNOW THAT TOooo-arrr..."
3rd May '16 8:36:21 PM zark117
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* This is common among players of Bethesda RPGs. It's not uncommon to see people with entire rooms dedicated to monster skulls, or empty/rare soda bottles.
** An in-game example in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' add-on Old World Blues with Muggy, a robot that was programmed to collect coffee mugs. He hates it.
2nd May '16 7:46:08 PM WillBGood
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* In the film ''Film/The40-Year-OldVirgin'', Andy (Steve Carell) owns a collection of action figures. He sells them at end of the movie when he starts to mature.

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* In the film ''Film/The40-Year-OldVirgin'', ''Film/The40YearOldVirgin'', Andy (Steve Carell) owns a collection of action figures. He sells them at end of the movie when he starts to mature.
10th Apr '16 12:19:38 PM Morgenthaler
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** See also Nettie Cobb and her carnival glass in ''NeedfulThings''. She tolerated her husband's abuse for many years, but when he smashed one of her pieces she took his life.

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** See also Nettie Cobb and her carnival glass in ''NeedfulThings''.''Literature/NeedfulThings''. She tolerated her husband's abuse for many years, but when he smashed one of her pieces she took his life.



* ''TheLeagueOfGentlemen'' -"Do not touch the precious things of the shop!"

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* ''TheLeagueOfGentlemen'' ''Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen'' -"Do not touch the precious things of the shop!"



* One episode of ThirtyRock deals with Jack having to abandon his large secret cookie jar collecton "because the guy with the weird hobby never gets the corner office". (it is explained that Giuliani only became mayor of NY after ditching his doll collection). He does insist you don't have to be weird to have a collection like that though:

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* One episode of ThirtyRock Series/ThirtyRock deals with Jack having to abandon his large secret cookie jar collecton "because the guy with the weird hobby never gets the corner office". (it is explained that Giuliani only became mayor of NY after ditching his doll collection). He does insist you don't have to be weird to have a collection like that though:



* In TennesseeWilliams' ''TheGlassMenagerie'', Laura, a young, introverted woman who is shy due to a physical disfigurement, is obsessed with her collection of glass animals.

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* In TennesseeWilliams' ''TheGlassMenagerie'', Creator/TennesseeWilliams' ''Theatre/TheGlassMenagerie'', Laura, a young, introverted woman who is shy due to a physical disfigurement, is obsessed with her collection of glass animals.
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