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23rd Apr '17 12:10:53 PM nombretomado
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* In WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's review of ''Superbabies: Film/BabyGeniuses 2'', he falls into a coma after watching said film. Music/{{Brentalfloss}} and Creator/UncleYo puppeteer the Critic at a convention in order to convince people that he is still normal, but it is mostly PlayedForLaughs, with them not even bothering to try and hide the fact that something is up. Strangely, the Critic's fans don't question it. Subverted when we find out [[spoiler:that he never actually fell into a coma. He was only pretending in order to get a discount on his hotel room. He then invites his puppeteers and TeamFourStar to read ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey''.]]

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* In WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's review of ''Superbabies: Film/BabyGeniuses 2'', he falls into a coma after watching said film. Music/{{Brentalfloss}} and Creator/UncleYo puppeteer the Critic at a convention in order to convince people that he is still normal, but it is mostly PlayedForLaughs, with them not even bothering to try and hide the fact that something is up. Strangely, the Critic's fans don't question it. Subverted when we find out [[spoiler:that he never actually fell into a coma. He was only pretending in order to get a discount on his hotel room. He then invites his puppeteers and TeamFourStar Creator/TeamFourStar to read ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey''.]]
28th Feb '17 5:29:05 PM Kalaong
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* The trope was [[TropeCodifier made famous]] by ''Film/WeekendAtBernies'', where a pair of losers find that their deceased boss has ordered a hit on them, to be carried out once he ditches them. Out of sheer audacity, they start hauling the corpse around to convince everyone he's still alive. [[spoiler:Except the hitman actually killed their boss, and all they're doing is drawing attention to themselves, and freaking the hitman out...]] The same basic premise is used in its sequel.

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* The trope was [[TropeCodifier made famous]] by ''Film/WeekendAtBernies'', where a pair of losers find that their deceased boss has ordered a hit on them, to be carried out once he ditches them. Out of sheer audacity, they start hauling the corpse around to convince everyone he's still alive. alive - not a difficult task, given how Bernie's neighbors are all shallow snobs. [[spoiler:Except the hitman actually killed their boss, boss and [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot planned to leave peacefully]], so all they're doing is drawing attention to themselves, and freaking the hitman out...]] The same basic premise is used in its sequel.sequel; ''another'' [[ThoseTwoBadGuys two losers]] ''[[HollywoodVoodoo re-animate]]'' Bernie([[TheDeadCanDance partially]]) so he can wander all over the Virgin Islands while the first two losers try to use his body break into his safety deposit box.
27th Feb '17 4:52:02 AM JackG
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* Some criminals once combined this with AuthenticationByNewspaper to collect a kidnap ransom for a dead man, whose body was actually being preserved in a freezer. As this fraud just involved propping the body up for a photograph, it was a lot easier to get away with it.
26th Feb '17 4:49:50 AM JackG
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* In the ActionPrologue of ''Film/TheMechanic2011'', the VillainProtagonist assassinates a Columbian drug lord by [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident drowning him in his own swimming pool.]] A guard notices the body floating in the pool, so the hitman works his limbs so he appears to be swimming.

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* In the ActionPrologue of ''Film/TheMechanic2011'', the VillainProtagonist assassinates a Columbian Colombian drug lord by [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident drowning him in his own swimming pool.]] A guard notices the body floating in the pool, so the hitman works his limbs so he appears to be swimming.
26th Feb '17 4:49:30 AM JackG
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* In a similar way, Film/JamesBond disposes of an assassin this way in ''Film/{{Thunderball}}''. She dances with him, he turns the gun on her, shoots her. ''And'' he uses the same line.

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* In a similar way, Film/JamesBond disposes of an assassin a FemmeFatale this way in ''Film/{{Thunderball}}''. She dances with him, he turns him while one of her gunmen is aiming at Bond's back. Bond suddenly twirls her around so she takes the gun on her, shoots her. bullet. ''And'' he uses the same line.
26th Feb '17 4:47:15 AM JackG
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* In the ActionPrologue of ''Film/TheMechanic2011'', the VillainProtagonist assassinates a Columbian drug lord by [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident drowning him in his own swimming pool.]] A guard notices the body floating in the pool, so the hitman works his limbs so he appears to be swimming.
14th Feb '17 8:03:03 PM catstuxedo
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* A particularly villainous example takes place in the ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil7Biohazard'' DLC "21", in which the player character Clancy is forced by Lucas Baker to play rounds of blackjack against fellow victim Hoffman, the catch being that a painful torture is dealt to the player who gets a losing hand. When Hoffman is fried to death by an electrocution apparatus, Lucas takes to remotely puppeteering Hoffman's dead body for the sake of forcing Clancy into one last round.
10th Feb '17 1:49:39 PM StFan
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* In ''BowlingKing'' a man dies of old age during the opening of a restaurant. The workers go to great efforts to hide his body so that they don't get bad press.



* In ''Manhua/BowlingKing'', a man dies of old age during the opening of a restaurant. The workers go to great efforts to hide his body so that they don't get bad press.



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* The third ''WebAnimation/ProstituteMickey'' short had Goofy and Donald force Mickey into controlling Daffy Duck's corpse like a puppet in a scheme to get all of the money in Daffy's bank account.
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* The third ''WebAnimation/ProstituteMickey'' short had Goofy and Donald force Mickey into controlling Daffy Duck's corpse like a puppet in a scheme to get all of the money in Daffy's bank account.
26th Dec '16 8:08:11 PM PaulA
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* An episode of the new ''Series/FlashGordon'' series had a scene where the characters had to find a way to bring an alien soldier's corpse to the dimensional rift he had come from in order to properly dispose of the body. In order to fool a realtor that was in their way, they pretended that the corpse was their wheelchair-bound friend, appropriately named "Bernie".

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* An episode of the new ''Series/FlashGordon'' series ''Series/{{Flash Gordon|2007}}'' had a scene where the characters had to find a way to bring an alien soldier's corpse to the dimensional rift he had come from in order to properly dispose of the body. In order to fool a realtor that was in their way, they pretended that the corpse was their wheelchair-bound friend, appropriately named "Bernie".
10th Dec '16 8:38:14 AM Pamina
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* In Puccini's opera ''Gianni Schiocchi'', a comedy that revolves around a {{Dead Person Impersonation}}, the real Buoso Donati's corpse is usually just hidden away. But Woody Allen's 2008 Los Angeles Opera production had the characters disguise the corpse as a panhandler and seat it on the doorstep of the house instead and as the doctor and notary came and went from the house, they both obliviously gave it money!

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* In Puccini's opera ''Gianni Schiocchi'', Schicchi'', a comedy that revolves around a {{Dead Person Impersonation}}, the real Buoso Donati's corpse is usually just hidden away. But Woody Allen's 2008 Los Angeles Opera production had the characters disguise the corpse as a panhandler and seat it on the doorstep of the house instead and as the doctor and notary came and went from the house, they both obliviously gave it money!
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