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4th Dec '15 7:14:06 PM foxley
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheDayMyButtWentPsycho'': Done as part of the RearWindowHomage in "Cheer Window", where Zack and Duece finds themselves trapped in Paige's house between Paige and her cheerleaders and the Great White Butt.
15th Nov '15 9:27:30 PM Eddy1215
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* In an episode of ''Series/MikeAndMolly'', Molly, while trying to write a novel, peaked out her window and became suspicious about her neighbor's activities and convinced herself that he killed his wife. [[spoiler:It turns out that his wife had died a year ago and he was finally moving on by throwing out her stuff. As extra offense, the neighbor pointed out that Molly didn't come to the funeral]].



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' dealt with Rocko thinking Bev Bighead killed her husband Ed so he goes into their house to investigate, as it turns out Ed went to the hospital to remove a wart, the stabbing was Bev making a sculpture of Ed, and she buried a dead plant.

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' dealt with Rocko thinking Bev Bighead killed her husband Ed so he goes into their house to investigate, as it turns out Ed went to the hospital to remove a wart, the stabbing was Bev making a sculpture of Ed, and which she then buried a dead plant.because it fell apart on her.


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* In a parody of ''Film/RearWindow'' and other Hitchcock films on ''WesternAnimation/SylvesterAndTweetyMysteries'', a laid up Granny thinks a man killed his wife and sent Tweety, Slyvester and Hector to investigate his apartment. Turns out that she was gone because she went to her mother's after being fed up with his sculpting, but made up with him when he made a sculpture of her.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', Plucky Duck, while laid up in the hospital, thought that Elmer Fudd was growing clones of himself across the street, but was actually growing eggplants for a special soup he was making. In a subversion, however, even unbeknownst to Elmer, the eggplants ''did'' turn into clones.
19th Aug '15 10:36:02 PM Mullon
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%%* ''Film/RearWindow'''s SpiritualSuccessor, ''Film/{{Disturbia}}''.

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%%* * ''Film/RearWindow'''s SpiritualSuccessor, ''Film/{{Disturbia}}''.''Film/{{Disturbia}}'', has Kale's male friend Ronnie look through the potential murderer's house, though unusually Ronnie makes it out of the house unscathed.
11th Jul '15 5:33:59 PM Mullon
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* In a Halloween episode of ''Series/That70sShow'', Fez breaks his leg and stays in Eric's room, watching the Pinciotti's house and hoping to see Midge, their [=MILFy=] next door neighbor, naked. However, when she's nowhere to be seen and her husband Bob is seen by Fez carrying a large, bloody bag, Fez immediately assumes that Bob killed Midge. It turns out that Bob had merely butchered a cow and Midge was away on vacation.

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* In a Halloween episode of ''Series/That70sShow'', Fez breaks his leg and stays in Eric's room, watching the Pinciotti's house and hoping to see Midge, their [=MILFy=] next door neighbor, naked. However, when she's nowhere to be seen and her husband Bob is seen by Fez carrying a large, bloody large garbage bag, Fez immediately assumes that Bob killed Midge. It turns out that Bob had merely butchered a cow carved pumpkins for Halloween (the garbage bags had garbage in them) and Midge was away on vacation.
23rd Jun '15 5:20:08 PM calmestofdoves
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* Creator/WoodyAllen's ''Manhattan Murder Mystery''.
* ''Film/RearWindow'''s SpiritualSuccessor, ''Film/{{Disturbia}}''.
* ''Film/BlueVelvet''.
* Happens in the French political Thriller ''I... Comme Icarus''
* ''Film/TheBurbs'' has a comedic version of this trope.
* Both ''[[Film/{{Mimic}} Mimic 3: Sentinel]]'' and ''Abominable'' offer scifi/horror spins on the trope.

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* %%* Creator/WoodyAllen's ''Manhattan Murder Mystery''.
* %%* ''Film/RearWindow'''s SpiritualSuccessor, ''Film/{{Disturbia}}''.
* %%* ''Film/BlueVelvet''.
* %%* Happens in the French political Thriller ''I... Comme Icarus''
* %%* ''Film/TheBurbs'' has a comedic version of this trope.
* %%* Both ''[[Film/{{Mimic}} Mimic 3: Sentinel]]'' and ''Abominable'' offer scifi/horror spins on the trope.



* ''Film/WhatLiesBeneath'' is this for the first half.

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* %%* ''Film/WhatLiesBeneath'' is this for the first half.
9th Jun '15 11:16:53 PM calmestofdoves
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* Literature/TheWindow clearly and deliberately [[RearWindowHomage rips off]] the plot of ''Film/RearWindow'': When a young woman accompanies her friends on a ski trip and ends up spraining her ankle. Stranded in her room and bored, she begins spying on the other cabins with a pair of binoculars. Sure enough, she witnesses a murder and the killer him/herself, though she can't tell who it is--it quickly doubles as a LockedRoomMystery when she realizes it has to be one of the friends she's traveling with--and ends up playing a nail-biting cat-and-mouse game trying to figure out exactly who it is without tipping them off.

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* Literature/TheWindow Literature/PointHorror novel ''Literature/TheWindow'' clearly and deliberately [[RearWindowHomage rips off]] the plot of ''Film/RearWindow'': When a young woman accompanies her friends on a ski trip and ends up spraining her ankle. Stranded in her room and bored, she begins spying on the other cabins with a pair of binoculars. Sure enough, she witnesses a murder and the killer him/herself, though she can't tell who it is--it quickly doubles as a LockedRoomMystery when she realizes it has to be one of the friends she's traveling with--and ends up playing a nail-biting cat-and-mouse game trying to figure out exactly who it is without tipping them off.
9th Jun '15 11:15:00 PM calmestofdoves
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Compare AloneWithThePsycho, TheStakeout.

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Compare AloneWithThePsycho, TheStakeout.
TheStakeout.



* Creator/AlfredHitchcock's ''Film/RearWindow'', of course. Indeed, many of the following examples are in fact {{Shout Out}}s.
* Creator/BrianDePalma's ''Film/{{Sisters}}'' is in part a homage to ''Film/RearWindow''. The variation is that the suspect is female rather than male, and the character snooping in her apartment is male. Interestingly, each character has an opposite-gender accomplice.

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* Creator/AlfredHitchcock's ''Film/RearWindow'', of course. Indeed, many of the following examples are in fact {{Shout Out}}s.
Out}}s and can also be found on the RearWindowHomage page.
* Creator/BrianDePalma's ''Film/{{Sisters}}'' is in part a homage an [[RearWindowHomage homage]] to ''Film/RearWindow''. The variation is that the suspect is female rather than male, and the character snooping in her apartment is male. Interestingly, each character has an opposite-gender accomplice.



* An RL Stine clearly and deliberately rips off the plot of RearWindow when a young woman accompanies her friends on a ski trip and ends up spraining her ankle. Stranded in her room and bored, she begins spying on the other cabins with a pair of binoculars. Sure enough, she witnesses a murder and the killer him/herself, though she can't tell who it is--it quickly doubles as a LockedRoomMystery when she realizes it has to be one of the friends she's traveling with--and ends up playing a nail-biting cat-and-mouse game trying to figure out exactly who it is without tipping them off.

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* An RL Stine Literature/TheWindow clearly and deliberately [[RearWindowHomage rips off off]] the plot of RearWindow when ''Film/RearWindow'': When a young woman accompanies her friends on a ski trip and ends up spraining her ankle. Stranded in her room and bored, she begins spying on the other cabins with a pair of binoculars. Sure enough, she witnesses a murder and the killer him/herself, though she can't tell who it is--it quickly doubles as a LockedRoomMystery when she realizes it has to be one of the friends she's traveling with--and ends up playing a nail-biting cat-and-mouse game trying to figure out exactly who it is without tipping them off.



* Done ''ad nauseum'' in ''Series/{{Psych}}'', wherein Shawn has ended up stowed on a boat, caught sneaking around various facilities (including a Seaworld-like park after-hours), and too many others to count. The sheer number of times he has snuck into someone's property means that, statistically, he should still be paying fines/jailtime for breaking and entering by 2099.

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* Done ''ad nauseum'' in ''Series/{{Psych}}'', wherein Shawn has ended up stowed on a boat, caught sneaking around various facilities (including a Seaworld-like park after-hours), and too many others to count. The sheer number of times he has snuck into someone's property means that, statistically, he should still be paying fines/jailtime for breaking and entering by in 2099.




* The ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' episode "Neighbor Pains", where Bloo has to go into Old Man Rivers house to look for the adoption forms that Rivers took. The papers he brings back turn out not to be the forms, but [[spoiler:love letters to Madame Foster, which Mac and Bloo use to blackmail Rivers into giving them the forms.]]

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\n* The ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' episode "Neighbor Pains", where Bloo has to go into Old Man Rivers Rivers' house to look for the adoption forms that Rivers took. The papers he brings back turn out not to be the forms, but [[spoiler:love letters to Madame Foster, which Mac and Bloo use to blackmail Rivers into giving them the forms.]]



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' dealt with their new neighbor apparently killing his nagging wife and Fred and Barney go to investigate; at the end he tells them she went on vacation, but in a subversion [[spoiler: he reveals to the audience that he indeed did kill her as he fed her to his wife eating bird]].

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' dealt with their new neighbor apparently killing his nagging wife and Fred and Barney go to investigate; at the end he tells them she went on vacation, but in a subversion [[spoiler: he reveals to the audience that he indeed did kill her as he fed her to his wife eating wife-eating bird]].
4th Jun '15 3:02:32 AM AmayirotAkago
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* ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark?'' episode "The Tale of the Nightly Neighbors."

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* ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark?'' ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'' episode "The Tale of the Nightly Neighbors."
26th May '14 11:26:43 PM DrOO7
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* An RL Stine clearly and deliberately rips off the plot of RearWindow when a young woman accompanies her friends on a ski trip and ends up spraining her ankle. Stranded in her room and bored, she begins spying on the other cabins with a pair of binoculars. Sure enough, she witnesses a murder and the killer him/herself, though she can't tell who it is--it quickly doubles as a LockedRoomMystery when she realizes it has to be one of the friends she's traveling with--and ends up playing a nail-biting cat-and-mouse game trying to figure out exactly who it is without tipping them off.
1st Jan '14 7:43:19 PM dclark
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* In DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency, one of the main characters breaks into his girlfriend's house to delete a message from her answering machine (Note: the book being written and set quite a while ago, this means listening to ''all'' of her messages, off a series of cassettes, until he finds the one he made). It turns out he's actually [[spoiler:possessed by an ancient alien ghost]].
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