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* In one episode of ''Series/KnowingMeKnowingYouWithAlanPartridge'', Alan is hypnotized into thinking he's talking to Ursula Andress. He immediately offers to take her to a little hotel just outside of London where the "very discreet" staff all know him.
7th Oct '17 9:04:03 PM Angeldeb82
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* In ''Film/ApartmentZero'' [[spoiler: Jack]] [[BreadEggsMilkSquick picks a man up at the airport, takes him to a seedy hotel, has sex with him, and then murders him for his passport.]]

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* In ''Film/ApartmentZero'' [[spoiler: Jack]] [[BreadEggsMilkSquick picks a man up at the airport, takes him to a seedy hotel, has sex with him, and then murders him for his passport.]] passport]].



* In the Maggody mystery novels, Ruby Bee absolutely refuses to acknowledge that this trope applies to the motel she owns, even though it's an open secret that's what all the passing truckers rent rooms for. The only one who ''doesn't'' use it for his trysts is Mayor Jim Bob, who takes his girlfriends to Farberville's NoTellMotel to be farther from his wife.

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* In the Maggody mystery novels, Ruby Bee absolutely refuses to acknowledge that this trope applies to the motel she owns, even though it's an open secret that's what all the passing truckers rent rooms for. The only one who ''doesn't'' use it for his trysts is Mayor Jim Bob, who takes his girlfriends to Farberville's NoTellMotel No-Tell Motel to be farther from his wife.



* In the pilot of ''Series/WhiteCollar'', Peter Burke checks Neal Caffrey into one of these on the grounds that it's [[FriendsRentControl one of the few places a person can live for $700 a month in New York City.]] [[ConMan Neal improvises.]]

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* In the pilot of ''Series/WhiteCollar'', Peter Burke checks Neal Caffrey into one of these on the grounds that it's [[FriendsRentControl one of the few places a person can live for $700 a month in New York City.]] City]]. [[ConMan Neal improvises.]]



* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': These were Faith's digs during her time in Season 3, pushing her character as TheLadette and she even uses it as a one night stand (well [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale two nights]]) with Xander. The Mayor upgrades her to a condo, but advises to maintain her old place as a cover.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': These were Faith's digs during her time in Season 3, pushing her character as TheLadette and she even uses it as a one night stand (well (well, [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale two nights]]) with Xander. The Mayor upgrades her to a condo, but advises to maintain her old place as a cover.



* In Music/{{Poison}}'s "Look What the Cat Dragged In" song, the second verse starts off in a No Tell Motel.

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* In Music/{{Poison}}'s "Look What the Cat Dragged In" song, the second verse starts off in a No Tell No-Tell Motel.



* ''VideoGame/{{Galerians}}'' features one of these, complete with drug pushers, a sketchy maintenance man, pedophilic priests, men making nuclear weapons and [[AndZoidberg a whore]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Galerians}}'' features one of these, complete with drug pushers, a sketchy maintenance man, pedophilic priests, men making nuclear weapons and [[AndZoidberg [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg a whore]].



* No More Heroes Motel in ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' is the residence of one Travis Touchdown. While it does seem bright and cheery, [[CrapsaccharineWorld don't forget it's in Santa Destroy.]]

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* No More Heroes Motel in ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' is the residence of one Travis Touchdown. While it does seem bright and cheery, [[CrapsaccharineWorld don't forget it's in Santa Destroy.]]Destroy]].



* The motels frequented by Mayor Quimby in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. In particular, the "[=SLeEp-eAZY=]" Motel that Marge and the kids stay at during the episode "The Cartridge Family", complete with prostitutes at the entrance, coin-operated TV, vibrating beds and ''Bible'', and a corpse in the pool. Not to mention that whoever runs the place spies on the customers using video cameras. Homer, Marge (and Mayor Quimby) go to one closer to a Japanese style [[LoveHotels Love Hotel]] in "Grandpa vs. Sexual Inadequacy" too.

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* The motels frequented by Mayor Quimby in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. In particular, the "[=SLeEp-eAZY=]" Motel that Marge and the kids stay at during the episode "The Cartridge Family", complete with prostitutes at the entrance, coin-operated TV, vibrating beds and ''Bible'', and a corpse in the pool. Not to mention that whoever runs the place spies on the customers using video cameras. Homer, Marge (and Mayor Quimby) go to one closer to a Japanese style [[LoveHotels Love Hotel]] {{Love Hotel|s}} in "Grandpa "Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy" too.



* The Ocean View Hotel that WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} and his family go to in "Arthur's Family Vacation" (which ''always'' has a vacancy) is like this; there's no view of the ocean, the room has pictures coming off the hinges, lousy mattresses on the bed that sink under weight, leaky ceilings, and an abnormally small pool (to which D.W. comments "[[SarcasmMode Our bathtub is bigger than this]]!")
* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', king of the ParentalBonus and GettingCrapPastTheRadar extraordinaire of TheNineties, has a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2MlMyrcUjY cut scene]] with one ''named'' the No Tell Motel. The cut version of the episode just shows the exterior of the hotel. [[CensorDecoy What they didn't cut just makes it even worse once you know what this trope is about]]!
* This trope was referenced in ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'', where a hotel is called the No Tell Motel. We don't actually see this trope in action, though.

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* The Ocean View Hotel that WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} and his family go to in "Arthur's Family Vacation" (which ''always'' has a vacancy) is like this; there's no view of the ocean, the room has pictures coming off the hinges, lousy mattresses on the bed that sink under weight, leaky ceilings, and an abnormally small pool (to which D.W. comments "[[SarcasmMode Our bathtub is bigger than this]]!")
this!]]").
* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', king of the ParentalBonus and GettingCrapPastTheRadar extraordinaire of TheNineties, has a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2MlMyrcUjY cut scene]] with one ''named'' the No Tell No-Tell Motel. The cut version of the episode just shows the exterior of the hotel. [[CensorDecoy What they didn't cut just makes it even worse once you know what this trope is about]]!
about!]]
* This trope was referenced in ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'', where a hotel is called the No Tell No-Tell Motel. We don't actually see this trope in action, though.
6th Aug '17 11:24:46 AM AidenCarter
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* The entirety of the first issue of ''Webcomic/ProjectRiribirth'' takes place in a crumbling, disgusting motel room where a broken, destitute, and ailing Tony Stark waits to die.
9th Jul '17 4:32:26 PM manepony101
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* Apparently in ''Film/HomeAlone2'', the motel the [=McCallisters=] are staying in Florida according to the condition and their shocking gasps.
-->'''Uncle Frank''': It didn't look this bad on our honeymoon...
25th Jun '17 2:25:17 PM Pichu-kun
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* [[ComicBook/TheSandman The Corinthian]] is first encountered in one of these-- along with a sleazy owner dropping off room service and a teenaged male prostitute tied up in the bathtub. [[SerialKiller Of course, he ends up dead. It's quite possible that this is the Corinthian's regular modus operandi, but he was on the road already, after all.]]

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* [[ComicBook/TheSandman ''ComicBook/TheSandman'': The Corinthian]] Corinthian is first encountered in one of these-- along with a sleazy owner dropping off room service and a teenaged male prostitute tied up in the bathtub. [[SerialKiller Of course, he ends up dead. It's quite possible that this is the Corinthian's regular modus operandi, but he was on the road already, after all.]]



* After escaping their abusive home at the circus, ConjoinedTwins Music/EvelynEvelyn find jobs at one of these. It's not the best job but is better than their previous ones.



* Also featured, in all places, in the explorable landscape of the game ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}''. You can't take girls there, of course, being fifteen (and rated T) but... well, other people do.

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* Also featured, Featured, in all places, in the explorable landscape of the game ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}''. You can't take girls there, of course, being fifteen (and rated T) but... well, other people do.



* The ''[[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Sweet Cuppin' Cakes]]'' [[YouMeanXMas Decemberween]] special is called "Cactus Coffee and the NoTellMotel". There is, of course, neither a No-Tell Motel or cactus coffee involved, but Eh! Steve's mouth does explode the universe, and Ready For Primetime does a tiny, tiny dance. Even Strong Bad is stumped and he ''created'' the show.

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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'': The ''[[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Sweet ''Sweet Cuppin' Cakes]]'' Cakes'' [[YouMeanXMas Decemberween]] special is called "Cactus Coffee and the NoTellMotel". There is, of course, neither a No-Tell Motel or cactus coffee involved, but Eh! Steve's mouth does explode the universe, and Ready For Primetime does a tiny, tiny dance. Even Strong Bad is stumped and he ''created'' the show.
14th May '17 3:55:13 PM WileK209
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* In the ''Series/FullHouse'' episode "On the Road Again," Jesse and his family (along with Joey) check into a hotel that Jesse used to stay at, but has gotten rather sleazy over the years. The room is quite small, there's a blinking neon sign right outside their window, there's a coin-operated TV, vibrating beds and ''toilet'' (and the wires in their room are crossed, so putting a coin into the TV activates the vibrating beds.)



* The motels frequented by Mayor Quimby in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. In particular, the "[=SLeEp-eAZY=]" Motel that Marge and the kids stay at during the episode "The Cartridge Family", complete with prostitutes at the entrance, coin-operated vibrating beds, and a corpse in the pool. Not to mention that whoever runs the place spies on the customers using video cameras. Homer, Marge (and Mayor Quimby) go to one closer to a Japanese style [[LoveHotels Love Hotel]] in "Grandpa vs. Sexual Inadequacy" too.

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* The motels frequented by Mayor Quimby in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. In particular, the "[=SLeEp-eAZY=]" Motel that Marge and the kids stay at during the episode "The Cartridge Family", complete with prostitutes at the entrance, coin-operated TV, vibrating beds, beds and ''Bible'', and a corpse in the pool. Not to mention that whoever runs the place spies on the customers using video cameras. Homer, Marge (and Mayor Quimby) go to one closer to a Japanese style [[LoveHotels Love Hotel]] in "Grandpa vs. Sexual Inadequacy" too.


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* The Ocean View Hotel that WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} and his family go to in "Arthur's Family Vacation" (which ''always'' has a vacancy) is like this; there's no view of the ocean, the room has pictures coming off the hinges, lousy mattresses on the bed that sink under weight, leaky ceilings, and an abnormally small pool (to which D.W. comments "[[SarcasmMode Our bathtub is bigger than this]]!")
1st May '17 8:20:15 PM jamespolk
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* ''Series/{{Bosch}}'': In Season 1 Raynard Waits takes a male prostitute to a hotel advertising adult movies.
15th Feb '17 11:25:09 AM StFan
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* Early Russian StopMotion animated classic ''Animation/TheCameramansRevenge'' features Mr. Beetle, a married man (married beetle?) taking his girlfriend out for a tryst at the "Hotel Amour".
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* Early Russian StopMotion animated classic ''Film/TheCameramansRevenge'' features Mr. Beetle, a married man (married beetle?) taking his girlfriend out for a tryst at the "Hotel Amour".
* In a Laurel & Hardy movie they are running from their awful, and armed, wives. As the two men run behind a hotel, the wife raises the shotgun and fires. At the sound of the shot, men jump out of every window, in their underwear with their pants in their hand and run down the alley.

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* Early Russian StopMotion animated classic ''Film/TheCameramansRevenge'' features Mr. Beetle, a married man (married beetle?) taking his girlfriend out for a tryst at the "Hotel Amour".
* In a Laurel & and Hardy movie they are running from their awful, and armed, wives. As the two men run behind a hotel, the wife raises the shotgun and fires. At the sound of the shot, men jump out of every window, in their underwear with their pants in their hand and run down the alley.



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* Blanche on ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' was frequently referred to as making regular use of these, especially renting them by the hour. In one instance, she unknowingly booked the girls into a hotel full of prostitutes, and got them (the prostitutes ''and'' the girls) arrested; she chose it because it had the most men in the lobby.

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Blanche on ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' was is frequently referred to as making regular use of these, especially renting them by the hour. In one instance, she unknowingly booked books the girls into a hotel full of prostitutes, and got gets them (the prostitutes ''and'' the girls) arrested; she chose it because it had the most men in the lobby. lobby.



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24th Dec '16 3:52:26 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/UmbertoD'': Apparently the boarding house is gradually becoming this. Umberto comes home to find that Antonia is renting out his room at 1,000 lira per hour to people who want a place for sex.
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