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11th Jan '17 6:40:17 AM LondonKdS
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* In a scene which seems potentially inspired by ''The Singing Detective'', Vanessa Ives' pyschological and spiritual problems in ''Series/PennyDreadful'' begin when, as a young girl, she catches her mother having adulturous sex with their next door neighbour, and the father of Vanessa's best friend, in the garden.

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* In a scene which seems potentially inspired by ''The Singing Detective'', Vanessa Ives' pyschological psychological and spiritual problems in ''Series/PennyDreadful'' begin when, as a young girl, she catches her mother having adulturous sex with their next door neighbour, and the father of Vanessa's best friend, in the garden.
28th Dec '16 7:32:25 AM Technomaru
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**** Actually it's revealed in "Underage Peter" that Opie isn't severely mentally handicapped, he was just drunk... ALL THE TIME!
30th Nov '16 2:10:06 AM LondonKdS
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* One of the most notorious and controversial examples in British TV history was in ''Series/TheSingingDetective'', when the protagonist Philip Marlow, as a boy, catches his mother having adulturous sex in a forest. The experience is implied to leave him with permanent psychological damage.
* In a scene which seems potentially inspired by ''The Singing Detective'', Vanessa Ives' pyschological and spiritual problems in ''Series/PennyDreadful'' begin when, as a young girl, she catches her mother having adulturous sex with their next door neighbour, and the father of Vanessa's best friend, in the garden.
20th Nov '16 7:24:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TheDaVinciCode'', a version of this is the reason why the female protagonist had a falling-out with her grandfather. As a young girl, she walked in on him performing a sexual [[spoiler: ritual]]. [[spoiler:Langdon explains that her grandfather was part of a group that followed ancient pagan rites and believed that sex was the way to achieve enlightenment]].

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* In ''TheDaVinciCode'', ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode'', a version of this is the reason why the female protagonist had a falling-out with her grandfather. As a young girl, she walked in on him performing a sexual [[spoiler: ritual]]. [[spoiler:Langdon explains that her grandfather was part of a group that followed ancient pagan rites and believed that sex was the way to achieve enlightenment]].



* Robin in TheTomorrowSeries mentions this was how she last saw her parents.
* Briefly discussed in ''HeadCount'' by Ingrid Noll: when Maya is in counseling after [[spoiler: accidentally killing her brother]], she makes up a dream about being a little bird that flies around and looks into people's windows. Her psychiatrist assumes that she must have walked in on her parents as a child.

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* Robin in TheTomorrowSeries ''Literature/TheTomorrowSeries'' mentions this was how she last saw her parents.
* Briefly discussed in ''HeadCount'' ''Literature/HeadCount'' by Ingrid Noll: when Maya is in counseling after [[spoiler: accidentally killing her brother]], she makes up a dream about being a little bird that flies around and looks into people's windows. Her psychiatrist assumes that she must have walked in on her parents as a child.
18th Oct '16 4:57:57 PM TonyG
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** When he was thrirteen, Sheldon walked in on his father [[spoiler:cheating with another woman]]. He never talked to him again. (It also explains why he always knocks three times: the second and third knocks gives time to put one's pants back on.)
17th Aug '16 11:48:41 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Memory]]'', Miles has a moment of surprise when he realizes his Aunt Alys (widowed since shortly before Miles's birth) has started sleeping with his former boss, ex-[[TheSpymaster Spymaster]] Simon Illyan. When Alys's son Ivan finds out, he has reaction B, and the reader gets a nice dose of reaction C from the interplay.
** Unlike most instances of this trope, Miles and Ivan are adults. Ivan's reaction has more to do with: a) the fact that [[{{Squick}} this is his]] ''[[{{Squick}} mother]]'' we're talking about, and b) the fact that ''both'' Simon and Alys have public reputations for being extremely prim and proper (well, for Simon it's more "respectable" than "prim"), and [[NaughtyByNight what they're doing together]] is... not.

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* In ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Memory]]'', ''Literature/{{Memory}}'', Miles has a moment of surprise when he realizes his Aunt Alys (widowed since shortly before Miles's birth) has started sleeping with his former boss, ex-[[TheSpymaster Spymaster]] Simon Illyan. When Alys's son Ivan finds out, he has reaction B, and the reader gets a nice dose of reaction C from the interplay.
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interplay. Unlike most instances of this trope, Miles and Ivan are adults. Ivan's reaction has more to do with: a) the fact that [[{{Squick}} this is his]] ''[[{{Squick}} mother]]'' his ''mother'' we're talking about, and b) the fact that ''both'' Simon and Alys have public reputations for being extremely prim and proper (well, for Simon it's more "respectable" than "prim"), and [[NaughtyByNight what they're doing together]] is... not.
13th Aug '16 1:30:42 PM nombretomado
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* A 1973 episode of ''[[TheDickVanDykeShow The New Dick Van Dyke Show]]'' had this. When CBS refused to air it, writer-director Carl Reiner quit the series in protest.

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* A 1973 episode of ''[[TheDickVanDykeShow ''[[Series/TheDickVanDykeShow The New Dick Van Dyke Show]]'' had this. When CBS refused to air it, writer-director Carl Reiner quit the series in protest.
11th Aug '16 12:33:18 PM DrOO7
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* In ''Film/{{Stepmom}}'', the already tense relationship between Jackie (the ex-wife) and Isabella (the titular character) gets even worse after Isabella sheepishly admits that daughter Anna walked in on her and Luke (the father) having a ShowerOfLove.
10th Aug '16 12:05:03 PM ChronoLegion
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* In ''TheDaVinciCode'', a version of this is the reason why the female protagonist had a falling-out with her grandfather. As a young girl, she walked in on him performing a sexual [[spoiler: ritual]].

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* In ''TheDaVinciCode'', a version of this is the reason why the female protagonist had a falling-out with her grandfather. As a young girl, she walked in on him performing a sexual [[spoiler: ritual]]. [[spoiler:Langdon explains that her grandfather was part of a group that followed ancient pagan rites and believed that sex was the way to achieve enlightenment]].
23rd Jul '16 8:24:18 PM DrOO7
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* In ''Film/ToSirWithLove'', teacher Thackeray notices that something has happened to upset one of his students. When he speaks with the girl's mother, she sheepishly admits that the girl walked in on her and her boyfriend.

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* In ''Film/ToSirWithLove'', teacher Thackeray notices that something has happened to upset one of his students. When he speaks with the girl's mother, she sheepishly admits that the girl walked in on her and her boyfriend. (the girl adored her deceased father and is unhappy that her mother is embarking on a new relationship)


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* On ''Film/SoulFood'', Kenny and Maxine go at in the kitchen. Just as they're climaxing, they look up to see their son watching them, frozen in horror.
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