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12th Dec '15 12:49:49 PM GBAuraRebirth
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* The clown bed Homer botches up for Bart in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' recites parts of the prayer in a way that is pure NightmareFuel. "If you should die before you wake..." ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7alnPmA1824 [maniacal laughter] ]]''
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* The clown bed Homer botches up for Bart in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' recites parts of the prayer in a way that is pure NightmareFuel. "If you should die before you wake..." ''[[http://www.''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7alnPmA1824 com/watch?v=U3yuFlvRyqM [maniacal laughter] ]]''
9th Dec '15 11:33:41 AM StFan
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[[folder:Audio Play]] On AudioPlay/WereAlive Burt mentions it when he, Saul and Angel are camping out on the roof of his store for the night. -->'''Burt''': Remember to say you prayers boys, especially the part about "If I should die before I wake." -->'''Saul''': Oh ''great''! There's no way I'm getting any sleep now. -->'''Burt''': Good! I was hoping to force a lookout.
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[[folder:Audio Play]] Plays]] * On AudioPlay/WereAlive ''AudioPlay/WereAlive'', Burt mentions it when he, Saul and Angel are camping out on the roof of his store for the night. -->'''Burt''': -->'''Burt:''' Remember to say you prayers boys, especially the part about "If I should die before I wake." -->'''Saul''': "\\ '''Saul:''' Oh ''great''! There's no way I'm getting any sleep now. -->'''Burt''': now.\\ '''Burt:''' Good! I was hoping to force a lookout.

[[folder:Film]] * Used rather ominously, though appropriately, in ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984'' when Nancy prepares for the climactic confrontation with Freddy. ** The Dream Master rhyme from ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet4TheDreamMaster'' is a variation of it: --->'''Chorus Children:''' Now I lay me down to sleep. The Master of Dreams my soul will keep. In the reflection by my side... --->'''Alice Johnson:''' Evil will see itself, and it shall die! * ''Film/LittleMissMarker'': Sorrowful Jones (Adolphe Menjou) teaches the rhyme to Marthy Jane (Creator/ShirleyTemple) before she goes to bed. It's part of the process in which hard-boiled bookie Jones bonds with the little girl in his care. * Used in the trailer for ''Film/MySoulToTake''. * Nancy starts reciting this when she sees Jason in her cabin in ''Film/FridayThe13thPartVIJasonLives''. * One adaptation of ''Literature/TheLegendOfSleepyHollow'' has Ichabod give a rather humorous variant, to show how completely paranoid he is about supernatural things: --> '''Ichabod:''' And if I die before I wake, please bring me back to life!
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[[folder:Film]] [[folder:Comedy]] * Used rather ominously, though appropriately, Creator/BillCosby, in ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984'' when Nancy prepares for the climactic confrontation with Freddy. ** The Dream Master rhyme his "Cool Covers" routine from ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet4TheDreamMaster'' the ''Revenge'' album, describes how inappropriate it is to teach this prayer to a variation of it: --->'''Chorus Children:''' young child who's already scared to go to bed due to [[ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight bedroom closet monsters]]. * [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcsPhK9pEYE Tim Hawkins mentioned this too.]] --> Now I lay me down to sleep. The Master of Dreams my soul will keep. In sleep ... --> I pray the reflection by Lord my side... --->'''Alice Johnson:''' Evil will see itself, and it shall die! * ''Film/LittleMissMarker'': Sorrowful Jones (Adolphe Menjou) teaches the rhyme soul ... to Marthy Jane (Creator/ShirleyTemple) before she goes to bed. It's part of the process in which hard-boiled bookie Jones bonds with the little girl in his care. * Used in the trailer for ''Film/MySoulToTake''. * Nancy starts reciting this when she sees Jason in her cabin in ''Film/FridayThe13thPartVIJasonLives''. * One adaptation of ''Literature/TheLegendOfSleepyHollow'' has Ichabod give a rather humorous variant, to show how completely paranoid he is about supernatural things: keep ... --> '''Ichabod:''' And if I die If I ... should ''DIE'' ... before I wake, please bring me back wake ... --> I pray the Lord ... my soul ... to life!take ... --> [[MoodWhiplash *kiss* Sweet dreams!]] See you in the morning -- maybe! ... Oh, and don't let the bedbugs bite! [[EvilLaugh Muahahahaha!]] * Creator/DennisMiller also mentioned the inherent creepiness in the prayer on his old HBO show. After completing the four lines, he responded with "Fuck that, I'm never going to sleep again!"

[[folder:Film]] [[folder:Comic Strips]] * Done many times in newspaper comics with small children like ''ComicStrip/{{Dennis the Menace|US}}'' and ''ComicStrip/FamilyCircus''. * A ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' [[http://garfield.nfshost.com/1987/04/29/ strip]] shows Jon starting the prayer, but he stops because he hears Garfield open the refrigerator door. * Parodied in a ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' strip with Larry the Croc and his son: -->"Now I lay me down to sleep.\\ Mow da zeebas down like sheep.\\ Give dem to me nice and dead.\\ Me no happy 'til me fed." * In one ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' strip, Snoopy says this prayer when he's camping with the birds. When he gets to "If I should die before I wake", they all panic and hide in his hat. [[/folder]] [[folder:Films -- Live-Action]] * Used rather ominously, though appropriately, in ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984'' when Nancy prepares for the climactic confrontation with Freddy. ** The Dream Master rhyme from ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet4TheDreamMaster'' is a variation of it: --->'''Chorus Children:''' Now I lay me down to sleep. The Master of Dreams my soul will keep. In the reflection by my side... --->'''Alice Johnson:''' Evil will see itself, and it shall die! * ''Film/LittleMissMarker'': Sorrowful Jones (Adolphe Menjou) teaches the rhyme to Marthy Jane (Creator/ShirleyTemple) before she goes to bed. It's part of the process in which hard-boiled bookie Jones bonds with the little girl in his care. * Used in the trailer for ''Film/MySoulToTake''. * Nancy starts reciting this when she sees Jason in her cabin in ''Film/FridayThe13thPartVIJasonLives''. * One adaptation of ''Literature/TheLegendOfSleepyHollow'' has Ichabod give a rather humorous variant, to show how completely paranoid he is about supernatural things: --> '''Ichabod:''' And if I die before I wake, please bring me back to life!life! [[/folder]]

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]] * Done many times in newspaper comics with small children like ''ComicStrip/{{Dennis the Menace|US}}'' and ''FamilyCircus''. * A ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' [[http://garfield.nfshost.com/1987/04/29/ strip]] shows Jon starting the prayer, but he stops because he hears Garfield open the refrigerator door. * Parodied in a ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' strip with Larry the Croc and his son: -->"Now I lay me down to sleep.\\ Mow da zeebas down like sheep.\\ Give dem to me nice and dead.\\ Me no happy 'til me fed." * In one ''Comicbook/{{Peanuts}}'' strip, Snoopy says this prayer when he's camping with the birds. When he gets to "If I should die before I wake", they all panic and hide in his hat.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]] [[folder:Western Animation]] * Done many times in newspaper comics with small children like ''ComicStrip/{{Dennis ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' often uses this, particularly when a character is at gunpoint or under some other apparently mortal threat. The main villains, such as Yosemite Sam and Elmer Fudd, often make the Menace|US}}'' and ''FamilyCircus''. demand, "Say your prayers, rabbit!" * A ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' [[http://garfield.nfshost.com/1987/04/29/ strip]] shows Jon starting The clown bed Homer botches up for Bart in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' recites parts of the prayer, but he stops because he hears Garfield open the refrigerator door. * Parodied in a ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' strip with Larry the Croc and his son: -->"Now I lay me down to sleep.\\ Mow da zeebas down like sheep.\\ Give dem to me nice and dead.\\ Me no happy 'til me fed." * In one ''Comicbook/{{Peanuts}}'' strip, Snoopy says this prayer when he's camping with the birds. When he gets to in a way that is pure NightmareFuel. "If I you should die before I wake", you wake..." ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7alnPmA1824 [maniacal laughter] ]]'' ** [[MemeticMutation Can't sleep, clown'll eat me. Can't sleep, clown'll eat me. Can't sleep, clown'll eat me]]. * WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck used it once in the ''Prince and the Pauper'' adaption. * In ''WesternAnimation/PussGetsTheBoot'', Jinx (later known as [[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry Jerry]]) says it when he's caught by Jasper (Tom). * In the ''{{Popeye}}'' cartoon "Nurse To Meet You," Popeye and Bluto are trying to injure themselves so they all panic and hide in his hat.can get near nurse Olive at the hospital. As Bluto positions himself on a railroad track with a train approaching: -->'''Bluto:''' Now I lay me down to rest, -->Come on, choo-choo...do your best!

[[folder:Stand-Up Comedy]] * Creator/BillCosby, in his "Cool Covers" routine from the ''Revenge'' album, describes how inappropriate it is to teach this prayer to a young child who's already scared to go to bed due to [[ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight bedroom closet monsters]]. * [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcsPhK9pEYE Tim Hawkins mentioned this too.]] --> Now I lay me down to sleep ... --> I pray the Lord my soul ... to keep ... --> If I ... should ''DIE'' ... before I wake ... --> I pray the Lord ... my soul ... to take ... --> [[MoodWhiplash *kiss* Sweet dreams!]] See you in the morning -- maybe! ... Oh, and don't let the bedbugs bite! [[EvilLaugh Muahahahaha!]] * Creator/DennisMiller also mentioned the inherent creepiness in the prayer on his old HBO show. After completing the four lines, he responded with "Fuck that, I'm never going to sleep again!" [[/folder]] [[folder:Western Animation]] * ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' often uses this, particularly when a character is at gunpoint or under some other apparently mortal threat. The main villains, such as Yosemite Sam and Elmer Fudd, often make the demand, "Say your prayers, rabbit!" * The clown bed Homer botches up for Bart in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' recites parts of the prayer in a way that is pure NightmareFuel. "If you should die before you wake..." ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7alnPmA1824 [maniacal laughter] ]]'' ** [[MemeticMutation Can't sleep, clown'll eat me. Can't sleep, clown'll eat me. Can't sleep, clown'll eat me]]. * WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck used it once in the ''Prince and the Pauper'' adaption. * In ''WesternAnimation/PussGetsTheBoot'', Jinx (later known as [[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry Jerry]]) says it when he's caught by Jasper (Tom). * In the ''{{Popeye}}'' cartoon "Nurse To Meet You," Popeye and Bluto are trying to injure themselves so they can get near nurse Olive at the hospital. As Bluto positions himself on a railroad track with a train approaching: -->'''Bluto:''' Now I lay me down to rest, -->Come on, choo-choo...do your best! [[/folder]]
27th Jul '15 3:14:49 AM DaibhidC
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* In one ''Comicbook/{{Peanuts}}'' strip, Snoopy says this prayer when he's camping with the birds. When he gets to "If I should die before I wake", they all panic and hide in his hat.
9th Jul '15 1:20:12 PM jamespolk
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* ''Little Miss Marker'' (1934). Sorrowful Jones (Adolphe Menjou) teaches the rhyme to Marthy Jane (ShirleyTemple) before she goes to bed.
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* ''Little Miss Marker'' (1934). ''Film/LittleMissMarker'': Sorrowful Jones (Adolphe Menjou) teaches the rhyme to Marthy Jane (ShirleyTemple) (Creator/ShirleyTemple) before she goes to bed.bed. It's part of the process in which hard-boiled bookie Jones bonds with the little girl in his care.
26th May '15 9:16:33 PM PhillyDom
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* Parodied by, of all people, Father Mulcahy in ''Series/{{Mash}}'':
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* Parodied by, of all people, Father Mulcahy in ''Series/{{Mash}}'':''Series/{{MASH}}'':
19th Apr '15 2:29:12 AM jormis29
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* In ''PussGetsTheBoot'', Jinx (later known as [[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry Jerry]]) says it when he's caught by Jasper (Tom).
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* In ''PussGetsTheBoot'', ''WesternAnimation/PussGetsTheBoot'', Jinx (later known as [[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry Jerry]]) says it when he's caught by Jasper (Tom).
16th Feb '15 2:20:53 AM jormis29
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* In Rachel Vincent's SoulScreamers series the books are all named for this poem, ''My Soul to Take/Steal/Keep/Save/...'' and late ''If I Die'' and ''Before I Wake''.
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* In Rachel Vincent's SoulScreamers ''Literature/SoulScreamers'' series the books are all named for this poem, ''My Soul to Take/Steal/Keep/Save/...'' and late ''If I Die'' and ''Before I Wake''.
12th Dec '14 2:29:39 AM Patachou
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* Literally quoted line on Music/FrankZappa's album ''Music/LumpyGravy''.
11th Dec '14 8:29:45 AM Patachou
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* A rather [[IronicNurseryRhyme creepier version]] in TomWaits' ''Lullaby'':
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* A rather [[IronicNurseryRhyme creepier version]] in TomWaits' ''Lullaby'':Music/TomWaits' ''Lullaby'' from ''Music/BloodMoney'':
8th Oct '14 8:45:38 PM HardKor
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[[folder:Audio Play]] On AudioPlay/WereAlive Burt mentions it when he, Saul and Angel are camping out on the roof of his store for the night. -->'''Burt''': Remember to say you prayers boys, especially the part about "If I should die before I wake." -->'''Saul''': Oh ''great''! There's no way I'm getting any sleep now. -->'''Burt''': Good! I was hoping to force a lookout. [[/folder]]
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