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26th May '16 6:26:37 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Used for a twist ending in WilliamFaulkner 's ''Literature/ARoseForEmily''.

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* Used for a twist ending in WilliamFaulkner Creator/WilliamFaulkner 's ''Literature/ARoseForEmily''.
20th May '16 4:12:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'' episode "The Documentary", a mortuary worker 'borrows' corpses, dresses them up and has dinner parties with them because he's so lonely. It's not made clear whether he has sex with them, however.

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* ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'':
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In the ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'' episode "The Documentary", a mortuary worker 'borrows' corpses, dresses them up and has dinner parties with them because he's so lonely. It's not made clear whether he has sex with them, however.



* J.D., from ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', does-slash-subverts this with his dead, stuffed dog, Rowdy. The other characters just think J.D. has a hard time letting go of a beloved childhood pet -- until Turk reveals that they got him from a garage sale when they were roommates in college. After that, pretty much every character spends some time playing with Rowdy, with Carla both thanking him for "finding" Turk's bandana and informing him he'll leave after she and Turk move in, at different occasions.

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* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'':
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J.D., from ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', does-slash-subverts this with his dead, stuffed dog, Rowdy. The other characters just think J.D. has a hard time letting go of a beloved childhood pet -- until Turk reveals that they got him from a garage sale when they were roommates in college. After that, pretty much every character spends some time playing with Rowdy, with Carla both thanking him for "finding" Turk's bandana and informing him he'll leave after she and Turk move in, at different occasions.



* At the end of a ''Series/JonathanCreek'' episode, [[spoiler:"The Seer of the Sands"]], it's discovered that the dead body which had disappeared had been stolen and taken home by a girl who was secretly in love with him. Surprisingly, it turns out she didn't murder him. [[spoiler: He had however gone to some trouble to conceal the fact that he was seeing someone else, which led Jonathan up a blind alley.]]

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* ''Series/JonathanCreek'':
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At the end of a ''Series/JonathanCreek'' an episode, [[spoiler:"The Seer of the Sands"]], it's discovered that the dead body which had disappeared had been stolen and taken home by a girl who was secretly in love with him. Surprisingly, it turns out she didn't murder him. [[spoiler: He had however gone to some trouble to conceal the fact that he was seeing someone else, which led Jonathan up a blind alley.]]
29th Apr '16 5:26:55 PM foxley
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* ''Series/CSICyber'': "Going Viral" opens with a man making a cup of tea while he listens to the chaos being caused by the hacked 911 calls. He then puts the cup down in front of the man he has just garrotted, who is still sat at the breakfast table.
18th Mar '16 11:48:09 PM Hossmeister
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18th Mar '16 8:37:43 PM Hossmeister
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18th Mar '16 12:38:32 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''TalesFromTheCrypt'' often featured stories with people loving and being obsessed with corpses (and sometimes, ''[[ALoveToDismember parts]]'' of corpses).

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* ''TalesFromTheCrypt'' ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'' often featured stories with people loving and being obsessed with corpses (and sometimes, ''[[ALoveToDismember parts]]'' of corpses).



* ''JustShootMe'': when Nina's friend [[TheUnseen Binnie]] dies, she goes around carrying the urn with her ashes, talking to her and acting as if she were still alive, even accessorising it with a scarf.
* Parodied on an episode of ''{{Coupling}}'', when Jeff impulsively tells a girl that his girlfriend (who is out of town) is actually dead, in order to stop her flirting with him. The girl still ends up coming home with him, and finds the girlfriend (who had come back early due to illness) asleep on his bed. Naturally, she assumes the worst.

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* ''JustShootMe'': ''Series/JustShootMe'': when Nina's friend [[TheUnseen Binnie]] dies, she goes around carrying the urn with her ashes, talking to her and acting as if she were still alive, even accessorising it with a scarf.
* Parodied on an episode of ''{{Coupling}}'', ''Series/{{Coupling}}'', when Jeff impulsively tells a girl that his girlfriend (who is out of town) is actually dead, in order to stop her flirting with him. The girl still ends up coming home with him, and finds the girlfriend (who had come back early due to illness) asleep on his bed. Naturally, she assumes the worst.



* Played hilariously in ''BoyMeetsWorld'' when Eric moves into a great apartment with a nice, though eccentric guy who doesn't seem to care if Eric pays rent (there's also a hot girl next door who routinely locks herself out of her apartment while wearing a towel.) Eric is somewhat disturbed when he finds that the guy treats his (dead) stuffed parrot like a live pet; he finally bolts when the guy starts talking about bringing out his mom. We never see her, but it's heavily implied that she's dead, too.
* One of the murders in ''MidsomerMurders'' has her beloved brother's mummified body upstairs in the house. Early on another character mentions the woman keeps the house unusually cold and won't host community events even though she has a large house.

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* Played hilariously in ''BoyMeetsWorld'' ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' when Eric moves into a great apartment with a nice, though eccentric guy who doesn't seem to care if Eric pays rent (there's also a hot girl next door who routinely locks herself out of her apartment while wearing a towel.) Eric is somewhat disturbed when he finds that the guy treats his (dead) stuffed parrot like a live pet; he finally bolts when the guy starts talking about bringing out his mom. We never see her, but it's heavily implied that she's dead, too.
* One of the murders in ''MidsomerMurders'' ''Series/MidsomerMurders'' has her beloved brother's mummified body upstairs in the house. Early on another character mentions the woman keeps the house unusually cold and won't host community events even though she has a large house.
22nd Feb '16 9:44:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/BodyBags'': The coroner props up a mutilated corpse to give him psychological advice. Of course, he's a lost cause.
8th Feb '16 7:52:45 AM JoieDeCombat
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* One of Creator/SimonRGreen's HawkAndFisher stories shows the titular police captains having to talk down a sorcerer who killed his girlfriend, then turned the body into a magical puppet which moved around at his command, thus feeding his delusion that the girl wasn't really dead.

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* One of Creator/SimonRGreen's HawkAndFisher stories shows the titular police captains having to talk down a sorcerer who killed his girlfriend, then turned the body into a magical puppet which moved around at his command, thus feeding his delusion that the girl wasn't really dead. Hawk ends the confrontation by burying his axe in the dead girl's head so that the sorcerer can no longer maintain the belief that she's alive.
8th Feb '16 6:39:36 AM Zaratustra
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* The Jim Henson homage ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38yBYqEDOpE Overtime]]'' is probably as endearing as this trope can be.
6th Feb '16 3:19:42 PM Scorntex
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* While not a case involving a loved one per se, in ''[[ComicBook/TransformersMegaseries Transformers Spotlight: Kup]]'', the title character, while hallucinating due to alien crystals, keeps the corpse of his partner, Outback, around to talk to (and to donate its arm as a blunt weapon).

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* While not a case involving a loved one per se, in ''[[ComicBook/TransformersMegaseries ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformersMegaseries Transformers Spotlight: Kup]]'', the title character, while hallucinating due to alien crystals, keeps the corpse of his partner, Outback, around to talk to (and to donate its arm as a blunt weapon).


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* ''ComicBook/ContestOfChampions:'' An alternate version of Venom keeps the remains of his Spider-Man's uniform tied around his neck as a makeshift cape, and frequently has conversations with "Pete", regardless of other people trying to point out the obvious.
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