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10th Oct '17 7:28:31 PM NegiSpongie
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* The ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode "Don't Wake Patrick" has [=SpongeBob=] following a sleepwalking Patrick around Bikini Bottom to try and bring him home. In this case, [=SpongeBob=] actually did try to wake him up, but Patrick is a HeavySleeper.
1st Oct '17 10:05:42 PM ADrago
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[[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs But nope. It's too dangerous.]]

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[[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs [[JustForFun/TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs But nope. It's too dangerous.]]
1st Oct '17 3:41:13 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw,'' [[UnfazedEveryman Melissa]] actually ''does'' say that this is an old wives' tale, but [[AudienceSurrogate Zack]] insists that it's not, so they chase [[BornUnlucky Milo]] around the woods anyway.
27th Sep '17 7:18:59 AM Theriocephalus
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Did you know that waking up a [[{{Sleepwalking}} Sleepwalker]] will cause severe shock, and even DEATH to the person?

Well... no, that's not actually true - it's an old wives' tale that still persists despite scientific evidence to the contrary. However, in TV-land, no one has heard this update (and some media predate this myth being busted) and will continually dance around whatever strange or frightening behaviors the sleeper exhibits.

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Did you know that waking up a [[{{Sleepwalking}} Sleepwalker]] will cause severe shock, shock and even DEATH to the person?

Well... no, that's not actually true - -- it's an old wives' tale that still persists despite scientific evidence to the contrary. However, in TV-land, no one has heard this update (and some media predate this myth being busted) and will continually dance around whatever strange or frightening behaviors the sleeper exhibits.



* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' has Dexter's dad wandering into his secret lab which was filled with dangerous machines and experiments. The most amusing part is that his dad claims he is a light sleeper yet all the machinery and lasers don't wake him up - a simple thing like Dexter shutting a door does. Interestingly, this episode has a legitimate justification for Dexter not waking up his dad: He doesn't want him to see his secret laboratory.

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' has Dexter's dad wandering into his secret lab which was filled with dangerous machines and experiments. The most amusing part is that his dad claims he is a light sleeper yet all the machinery and lasers don't wake him up - -- a simple thing like Dexter shutting a door does. Interestingly, this episode has a legitimate justification for Dexter not waking up his dad: He doesn't want him to see his secret laboratory.
17th Sep '17 7:37:12 AM Scorntex
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* ''ComicBook/TheSimpsons:'' In an early issue, Springfield goes completely health-crazy, much to Homer's horror. At one point he's caught in the middle of the night trying to quietly eat a cupcake, by Rainier Wolfcastle and his G-Men. Acting quickly, Homer pretends to be sleepwalking ([[ImplausibleDeniability despite the fact he just screamed as they came in the window]]). It works, because Wolfcastle doesn't want to risk getting sued if Homer has a heart attack.
30th Aug '17 6:48:25 PM nombretomado
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* Downplayed example in a book in TheBabysittersClub that featured a giant sleepover as a reward for a fundraiser; one of the kids starts sleepwalking and one of the supervisors follows him around until he goes back to sleep. All in all, it was one of the less annoying things that happened during the event.

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* Downplayed example in a book in TheBabysittersClub ''Literature/TheBabysittersClub'' that featured a giant sleepover as a reward for a fundraiser; one of the kids starts sleepwalking and one of the supervisors follows him around until he goes back to sleep. All in all, it was one of the less annoying things that happened during the event.
29th Jul '17 5:33:35 PM rjd1922
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* In ''Webcomic/GirlsNextDoor'', [[ThePhantomOfTheOpera Erik]] advises [[Film/{{Labyrinth}} Sarah]] not to wake Christine when she finds her sleepwalking toward his room for some late-night music lessons. Sarah dryly informs him that modern science has disproved that notion, then makes him promise to forget the potential trauma and just [[BrickJoke dump a bucket of cold water on her]] if he ever finds her sleepwalking toward Jareth's room.

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* In ''Webcomic/GirlsNextDoor'', [[ThePhantomOfTheOpera [[Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera Erik]] advises [[Film/{{Labyrinth}} Sarah]] not to wake Christine when she finds her sleepwalking toward his room for some late-night music lessons. Sarah dryly informs him that modern science has disproved that notion, then makes him promise to forget the potential trauma and just [[BrickJoke dump a bucket of cold water on her]] if he ever finds her sleepwalking toward Jareth's room.
29th Jul '17 5:33:12 PM rjd1922
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* The 90's platformer ''{{Sleepwalker}}'' would have been far, far shorter if this wasn't in effect. Ralph the dog has to lead around his sleepwalking master Lee without the latter getting fatally hurt or waking up. If Lee wakes up, he ''dies''.

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* The 90's platformer ''{{Sleepwalker}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Sleepwalker}}'' would have been far, far shorter if this wasn't in effect. Ralph the dog has to lead around his sleepwalking master Lee without the latter getting fatally hurt or waking up. If Lee wakes up, he ''dies''.
14th Jul '17 2:33:11 AM meanmetalmario
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To add insult to injury, the sleepwalker will often walk right into bed, and wake up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed while their companion collapsed from exhaustion.

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To add insult to injury, the sleepwalker will often walk almost always end their night of hilarious sleepwalking hijinks by walking right back into their own bed, and wake then immediately waking up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed while bushy-tailed, remarking that they had a wonderful night's sleep, as their companion collapsed collapses from exhaustion.
17th Jun '17 3:53:00 AM BoukenDutch
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* ''{{Literature/Cujo}}'': During the first night they spend at her sisters' house, Charity finds her son Brett sleepwalking. Although she has enough common sense to know that all those horror stories about the dangers of waking up a sleepwalker are just myths, she still can't bring herself to wake him up and instead watches him untill he goes back to bed. She also recalls how she took Brett to the doctor when he was six because of his frequent sleepwalking, and the doctor blamed [[CriticalResearchFailure poorly researched movies]] for the wrong ideas people still have about sleepwalking.
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