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2nd Apr '16 6:03:59 AM PaulA
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* Played with in the Farseer trilogy, the first trilogy of ''Literature/RealmOfTheElderlings'': the narrator throws in occasional mentions of his physical frailty and his isolation, building up a picture of him as old and alone, but at the end of the third book it turns out that he's still quite young; his adventures have just been ''that hard'' on his body and his friendships.
2nd Apr '16 5:57:55 AM PaulA
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* The A.E. Housman poem "[[http://www.bartleby.com/123/13.html When I was one-and-twenty]];" actually a subversion, as it's from the perspective of a 22-year-old looking back on when he was 21. (At least, that's the way that Tommy Makem recites it in the middle of a song, "The Sally Gardens," on ''Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy''.)

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* The A.E. Housman Creator/AEHousman poem "[[http://www.bartleby.com/123/13.html When I was one-and-twenty]];" one-and-twenty]]", from the poem cycle ''A Shropshire Lad''; actually a subversion, as it's from the perspective of a 22-year-old looking back speaker is reflecting on his youthful impetuosity when he was 21. (At least, that's 21... from the way that Tommy Makem recites it in the middle grand old age of a song, "The Sally Gardens," on ''Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy''.)22.
24th Mar '16 3:10:33 PM jormis29
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* ''TheWonderYears''
* ''EverybodyHatesChris'', narrated by comedian Chris Rock.

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* ''TheWonderYears''
''Series/TheWonderYears''
* ''EverybodyHatesChris'', ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris'', narrated by comedian Chris Rock.



* OnceAnEpisode on ''MyNameIsEarl'', usually when Earl Hickey is describing something on The List.
* ''YoungIndianaJones'' originally did this, although the video release and [=DVDs=] got rid of it.

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* OnceAnEpisode on ''MyNameIsEarl'', ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', usually when Earl Hickey is describing something on The List.
* ''YoungIndianaJones'' ''Series/YoungIndianaJones'' originally did this, although the video release and [=DVDs=] got rid of it.



* ''TheWaltons''

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* ''TheWaltons''''Series/TheWaltons''
2nd Mar '16 6:07:07 PM GregariousWatcher
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* ''Series/TheGoldbergs''
7th Jul '15 6:48:39 PM foxley
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* Music/EricBogle's "Eric and the Informers" is him musically reminiscing about his first ver band (and how bad they were).

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* Music/EricBogle's "Eric and the Informers" is him musically reminiscing about his first ver ever band (and how bad they were).were).
** "And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda" is told from the point of view of a World War One veteran looking back on his service.
7th Jul '15 6:38:31 PM foxley
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* [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/124263/1/songs-uncle-sings/sineva Songs Uncle Sings]] actually contains two different examples of this. One is Clopham, telling of his uncle. The other is Breeze, telling Clopham a story about his days as a warrior.

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* [[http://www.''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/124263/1/songs-uncle-sings/sineva Songs Uncle Sings]] Sings]]'' actually contains two different examples of this. One is Clopham, telling of his uncle. The other is Breeze, telling Clopham a story about his days as a warrior.



* Music/EricBogle's "Eric and the Informers" is him musically reminiscing about his first ver band (and how bad they were).



* ''JakersTheAdventuresOfPiggleyWinks''
* Parodied in an episode of ''TheSimpsons'', complete with "Future" Bart's voice being provided by the narrator from ''TheWonderYears''.

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* ''JakersTheAdventuresOfPiggleyWinks''
''WEsternAnimation/JakersTheAdventuresOfPiggleyWinks''
* Parodied in an episode of ''TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', complete with "Future" Bart's voice being provided by the narrator from ''TheWonderYears''.
8th Jun '15 1:12:35 PM WillBGood
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* Horribly subverted in ''{{Bokurano}}'': [[spoiler:The first narrator's word choices make it sound like he's talking about the distant past, but he's actually only narrating maybe two days back, and even less time until he abruptly dies.]]

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* Horribly subverted in ''{{Bokurano}}'': ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'': [[spoiler:The first narrator's word choices make it sound like he's talking about the distant past, but he's actually only narrating maybe two days back, and even less time until he abruptly dies.]]
5th Jan '15 9:18:24 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* Played straight in Anime/TheTibetanDog, where the protagonist is an old man telling the story of himself when he were young.

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* Played straight in Anime/TheTibetanDog, ''Anime/TheTibetanDog'', where the protagonist is an old man telling the story of himself when he were young.
4th Dec '14 9:10:36 PM Hadjorim
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* Done rather chillingly in ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresII''. The Attila campaign is narrated by an old monk was captured and rode with Attila, and who sums up the experience of conquering, butchering, and looting. At the end he goes silent before saying, "Sometimes... I miss it."

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* Done rather chillingly in ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresII''. The Attila campaign is narrated by an old monk who was captured and rode with Attila, and who sums up the experience of conquering, butchering, and looting. At the end he goes silent before saying, "Sometimes... I miss it."
4th Dec '14 9:10:06 PM Hadjorim
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* In ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresII'', the Attila campaign is narrated by a monk who says "sometimes, I miss it", referring to his time being a Hun captive.

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* In ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresII'', the Done rather chillingly in ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresII''. The Attila campaign is narrated by a an old monk was captured and rode with Attila, and who says "sometimes, sums up the experience of conquering, butchering, and looting. At the end he goes silent before saying, "Sometimes... I miss it", referring to his time being a Hun captive.it."
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