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2nd May '13 6:44:43 AM Catbert
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A 1942 painting by Edward Hopper, showing a couple of people in a diner at night and illustrating their loneliness and despair.

Since it is one of the most recognizable paintings, it's often a case of ArtImitatesArt. Its [[StockParodies Stock Parody]] is a named trope on this side: the HopperShot.
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!!Appearances in Media:

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* In {{Transmetropolitan}} Spider and his assistants hang out in a diner based on Hopper's painting. It's ''called'' "Hopper's", just to drive it home.
* "Hopper's" diner in ''BatmanYearOne''.
* Parodied in the first issue of TheTick.
* The cover of ''[[GreenLantern Guy Gardner]]'' #29, the introduction of Guy's bar Warriors, is a Nighthawks parody with Guy as the bartender, {{Superman}} sitting on his own, and {{Lobo}} hitting on the [[AntiHeroSubstitute then]] WonderWoman, Artemis.

[[AC:{{Film}}]]
* In ''GlengarryGlenRoss'', two characters visit a similar-looking diner.
* ''HardCandy''.
* In the sequel to ''NightAtTheMuseum'', it is one of the paintings that come to life.
* According to TheOtherWiki, this painting inspired the "future noir" look of ''Film/BladeRunner''.
* DarioArgento recreated the set in his film ''Deep Red''.

[[AC:LiveActionTV]]
* ''DeadLikeMe'' homaged the painting in the episode appropriately titled "Nighthawks" (season 1, episode 12, if anyone is interested).
* ''That70sShow'' [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] this with Kitty and Red in a diner, in the roles of the woman in the red dress and the suit-clad man sitting next to her.
* ''Series/{{CSI}}'', in one of the promo posters.

[[AC:{{Music}}]]
* TomWaits' album ''Nighthawks at the Diner'' is an homage.
* The cover of Orchestral Manoeuvres' album ''Crush'' is done is in a Hopper-esque style and shows the corner on which the diner is situated, but from a different angle.

[[AC:NewspaperComics]]
* One of the ''PearlsBeforeSwine'' collections is titled ''Nighthogs'' in an obvious reference. The cover is a ShoutOut to the painting as well.
* A ''{{Peanuts}}'' SundayStrip has this in its first panel, with Woodstock and three other birds. See page 75 of ''Around the World in 45 Years''.

[[AC:VideoGames]]
* You can buy a decorative painting in ''VideoGame/TheSims 2'' that closely resembles it.
* In VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}, this is the opening shot of [[PrehensileHair Filia's]] story mode.
* In ''KingdomOfLoathing'', this is one of many famous paintings you can walk through in the non-combat adventure "Louvre It or Leave It".

[[AC:WesternAnimation]]
* ''TheSimpsons'' recreated the scene in one of the eighth-season episodes.
* In an episode of ''CourageTheCowardlyDog'' where all the art in a museum comes to life, [[MonaLisaSmile Mona Lisa]] and [[ThinkerPose The Thinker]] go on a date in this painting.
** In another, a bar that Courage goes to in a shady part of town is also a reference.
* ''InvaderZim''.
* In the 90s, Creator/CartoonNetwork aired a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3la82bYtcPg commercial]] that took place here.
* The ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' sing-along video "The End of Silliness?" takes place in an ice cream parlor modeled after this painting. The actual recreation of the painting can be seen in the title shot.
* The early CG short [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JtzFRwqIXM "Night Magic"]] took place in this diner, and the opening shot matches the painting.
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22nd Apr '13 3:47:03 PM Madrugada
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14th Feb '13 6:22:34 PM TheGreatUnknown
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** In another, a bar that Courage goes to in a shady part of town is also a reference.
2nd Jan '13 11:11:06 PM Chariset
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Since it is one of the most recognizable paintings, it's often a case of ArtImitatesArt.

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Since it is one of the most recognizable paintings, it's often a case of ArtImitatesArt. Its [[StockParodies Stock Parody]] is a named trope on this side: the HopperShot.
9th Dec '12 4:21:26 PM Blissey1
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* In an episode of CourageTheCowardlyDog where all the art in a museum comes to life, [[MonaLisaSmile Mona Lisa]] and [[ThinkerPose The Thinker]] go on a date in this painting.

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* In an episode of CourageTheCowardlyDog ''CourageTheCowardlyDog'' where all the art in a museum comes to life, [[MonaLisaSmile Mona Lisa]] and [[ThinkerPose The Thinker]] go on a date in this painting.
9th Dec '12 4:20:55 PM Blissey1
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* In an episode of CourageTheCowardlyDog where all the art in a museum comes to life, MonaLisa and TheThinker hang out in this painting.

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* In an episode of CourageTheCowardlyDog where all the art in a museum comes to life, MonaLisa [[MonaLisaSmile Mona Lisa]] and TheThinker hang out [[ThinkerPose The Thinker]] go on a date in this painting.
9th Dec '12 4:19:06 PM Blissey1
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* In an episode of CourageTheCowardlyDog where all the art in a museum comes to life, MonaLisa and TheThinker hang out in this painting.
9th Dec '12 4:13:31 PM KylerThatch
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* In ''KingdomOfLoathing'', this is one of many famous paintings you can walk through in the non-combat adventure "Louvre It or Leave It".
2nd Sep '12 5:15:33 AM FELH2
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* The cover of ''[[GreenLantern Guy Gardner]]'' #29, the introduction of Guy's bar Warriors, is a Nighthawks parody with Guy as the bartender, {{Superman}} sitting on his own, and {{Lobo}} hitting on the [[AntiHeroSubstitute then]] WonderWoman, Artemis.

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* The cover of ''[[GreenLantern Guy Gardner]]'' #29, the introduction of Guy's bar Warriors, is a Nighthawks parody with Guy as the bartender, {{Superman}} sitting on his own, and {{Lobo}} hitting on the [[AntiHeroSubstitute then]] WonderWoman, Artemis.
Artemis.



* ''{{CSI}}'', in one of the promo posters.

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* ''{{CSI}}'', ''Series/{{CSI}}'', in one of the promo posters.



* In VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}, this is the opening shot of [[PrehensileHair Filia]]'s story mode.

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* In VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}, this is the opening shot of [[PrehensileHair Filia]]'s Filia's]] story mode.



* In the 90s, CartoonNetwork aired a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3la82bYtcPg commercial]] that took place here.

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* In the 90s, CartoonNetwork Creator/CartoonNetwork aired a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3la82bYtcPg commercial]] that took place here.
27th Aug '12 3:56:01 AM DaibhidC
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* The cover of ''[[GreenLantern Guy Gardner]]'' #29, the introduction of Guy's bar Warriors, is a Nighthawks parody with Guy as the bartender, {{Superman}} sitting on his own, and {{Lobo}} hitting on the [[AntiHeroSubstitute then]] WonderWoman, Artemis.
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