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27th Sep '17 8:50:50 PM SomberCaelifera
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* Some grieving mother monkeys have been known to carry their babies' corpses around for weeks, continuing to groom and care for them as if they were alive.
27th Sep '17 8:48:07 PM SomberCaelifera
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* Some grieving mother monkeys have been known to carry their babies' corpses around for weeks, continuing to groom and care for them as if they were alive.
19th Sep '17 1:02:56 AM PaulA
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-->-- '''Music/TomLehrer''', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAVxW5uoQe8 "I Hold Your Hand In Mine"]]

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-->-- '''Music/TomLehrer''', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAVxW5uoQe8 "I Hold Your Hand In Mine"]]
Mine", ''Music/SongsByTomLehrer''



* As quoted above, the Music/TomLehrer song "I Hold Your Hand In Mine" is basically about this. (It's used for comedic, not dramatic, effect.)
** A note from the composer:
--> '''Lehrer:''' You know, of all the songs I sing, that is the one I have had the most requests ''not to''.
16th Sep '17 10:48:18 AM SpocktorWho
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* When he was alive, the MonsterOfTheWeek from the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode "Ghostfacers" brought home corpses as guests for his birthday party.

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* When he was alive, the MonsterOfTheWeek from the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode "Ghostfacers" brought home corpses as guests for his birthday party. Then the guy died and his ghost kept up the tradition.



* One episode of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' involved a guy who brought dead bodies home and propped them around his dinner table because he wanted them there as "friends" and to attend his birthday party. Then the guy died and his ghost kept up the tradition.
28th Aug '17 11:01:39 AM AdelePotter
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* ''VideoGame/NightInTheWoods'': Minor character Mrs. Miranda apparently mummified her husband after he died and kept him in her house.
-->'''Bea:''' Wait for it...\\
'''Mrs. Miranda:''' You can't take a woman's husband just because he's dead!\\
'''Bea:''' ''There'' it is.\\
'''Mae:''' ''Holy God''.
5th Aug '17 12:23:52 PM Delphi
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** This was made into a ''NightGallery'' episode, "Death in the Family."

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** This was made loosely adapted into a ''NightGallery'' episode, "Death in the Family."
26th Jun '17 9:06:33 AM Andyroid
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* Ms. Spink and Ms. Forcible from ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' taxidermize their dogs when they die. And put them in angel outfits. Creepy.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'': "Dead broad off the table!"

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* Ms. Spink and Ms. Forcible from ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' taxidermize have an unnerving habit of taxidermizing their dogs when they die. And put die and putting them in angel outfits. Creepy.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'': "Dead broad off the table!"
outfits.



* For an example with a ''literal'' mummy, there's Dead Cousin Ted, the permanently-deceased-and-mummified member of the Edison family, from ''VideoGame/ManiacMansion'' and ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle'', who the Edison family love to hang around various places in the house, repurposing him as a bird bath, a receptionist and a dress-up mascot. Laverne even remarks that he's her favourite out of the Edisons.

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* For an example with a ''literal'' mummy, there's Dead Cousin Ted, the permanently-deceased-and-mummified member of the Edison family, from ''VideoGame/ManiacMansion'' and ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle'', who the Edison family love to hang around various places in the house, repurposing him as a bird bath, a receptionist and a dress-up mascot. Laverne even remarks that he's her favourite favorite out of the Edisons.


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* ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'': In "Captain Scarlet and Her Pirate's Booty", the town of Oasis only has one living resident, a lonely and pathetically unhinged man named Shade. Everyone else is a desiccated corpse, rigged with rope and pulleys and pre-recorded messages in [[OfCorpseHesAlive a pathetic attempt by Shade to convince others (and himself) that they're still alive]].
19th Jun '17 10:57:42 AM SpocktorWho
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* One episode of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' involved a guy who brought dead bodies home and propped them around his dinner table because he wanted them there as "friends" and to attend his birthday party. Then the guy died and his ghost kept up the tradition.
25th May '17 5:23:04 AM AliceMacher
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* The "mortal foe" variation appears in "Just Desserts!" from ''[[Creator/ECComics Shock [=SuspenStories=]]].'' A man holds a dinner party and berates his silent guests one by one for having wronged him. He chides them all for not using their heads in doing so, since he found them all out. The last panel [[TheReveal reveal]] shows he's been talking to their decapitated corpses.
--> People who don't use their heads... [[PayEvilUntoEvil don't need them]]...
20th May '17 3:05:54 PM nombretomado
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* Non-romantic example: Gary Golden from ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' has the skeletons of his former co-stars, cast and crew of a production he was in forty years ago exhumed and dressed up as dinner guests when you come in to check on him. He possibly does this to freak you out. Or because he's crazy. Or because he felt like doing it on a whim. Or maybe he really is sentimental about his pre-undead (and pre-[[{{Gonk}} Nosferatu]]) life. [[ObfuscatingInsanity With Gary, you really can't tell]].

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* Non-romantic example: Gary Golden from ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' has the skeletons of his former co-stars, cast and crew of a production he was in forty years ago exhumed and dressed up as dinner guests when you come in to check on him. He possibly does this to freak you out. Or because he's crazy. Or because he felt like doing it on a whim. Or maybe he really is sentimental about his pre-undead (and pre-[[{{Gonk}} Nosferatu]]) life. [[ObfuscatingInsanity With Gary, you really can't tell]].
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