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19th Nov '16 11:29:38 AM themanwithathousandtabs
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* In ''Film/ApartmentZero'' the neighbors are leery of Adrian, but when they hear about a series of murders plaguing Buenos Aries, they become outright suspicious of him. They try to subtly test the waters, just to see if they really need to be worried. It doesn't go well.
17th Nov '16 11:13:35 AM dmcreif
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* The episode of ''Series/{{Castle}}'', "The Lives of Others", plays this trope exactly straight - Castle is so bored while recovering from an accident, that he starts watching his neighbors through binoculars, and sees what is clearly a man murdering his girlfriend with a knife. When Beckett doesn't believe him (she even calls it a "rear window scenario"), he posts Alexis to be his watch while he breaks into the neighbor's house to retrieve some evidence - except he's still on crutches, falls over when he tries to leave, and has to hide under the bed. [[spoiler:Turns out it wasn't played straight at all: Beckett staged the whole thing as a birthday present to Castle, and everyone, including the "murderer" and "victim", were in on the prank.]]

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* The episode of ''Series/{{Castle}}'', "The Lives of Others", plays this trope exactly straight - Others". Castle is so bored while recovering from an accident, that he starts watching his neighbors through binoculars, and sees what is clearly a man murdering his girlfriend with a knife. When Beckett doesn't believe him (she even calls it a "rear window scenario"), he posts Alexis to be his watch while he breaks into the neighbor's house to retrieve some evidence - except he's still on crutches, falls over when he tries to leave, and has to hide under the bed. [[spoiler:Turns out it wasn't played straight at all: Beckett staged the whole thing as a birthday present to Castle, and everyone, including the "murderer" and "victim", were in on the prank.]]


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* In the ''Series/Daredevil2015'' episode "Penny and Dime", Karen Page breaks into Frank Castle's former house to look for evidence, and narrowly avoids being spotted by suspicious suited men in a work van. [[RealityEnsues Foggy and Matt chew her out for this in the following episode]].
23rd Oct '16 5:39:29 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* 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.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'':
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In ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', the short, "Rear Window Pain" from the episode, "Psychic Fun-omenon Day", 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. clones.
** In the episode, "Grandma's Dead", Duncan Duff, Elmyra's younger brother, is [[SickEpisode sick]] and forced to stay home from school. To pass the time, he watches a parody of ''Rear Window'' on his TV. Around the same time, one of Elmyra's pet hamsters dies when her grandmother visits, leading everyone, including the Duffs' next-door neighbor, Mr. Bump to believe that it's Grandma who died. When Duncan sees Mr. Bump carrying something Grandma left behind, he believes it's him who killed her, and he sets off to rescue Elmyra when she invites him to her hamster's funeral. As it turns out, Grandma isn't even dead in the first place.
11th Aug '16 1:03:22 AM PaulA
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* Creator/BrianDePalma's ''Film/{{Sisters}}'' is in part 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.

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* Creator/BrianDePalma's ''Film/{{Sisters}}'' ''Film/{{Sisters|1973}}'' is in part 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.
29th Jun '16 2:40:07 AM Morgenthaler
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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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* In DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency, ''Literature/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]].
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.
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