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8th Oct '17 1:29:06 PM nombretomado
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* Richard's forced early retirement is a recurring theme in the British sitcom ''KeepingUpAppearances'', although he's more worried about spending more time with his wife than about leaving his career behind.

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* Richard's forced early retirement is a recurring theme in the British sitcom ''KeepingUpAppearances'', ''Series/KeepingUpAppearances'', although he's more worried about spending more time with his wife than about leaving his career behind.
18th Aug '17 7:05:55 AM TrendingToon1
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* ''WesternAnimation/Cars3'': This is Lightning [=McQueen=]'s problem throughout the film, since a lot of his fellow veterans are being replaced by more high-tech racers, and suffers a really bad crash while trying to catch up to nasty newcomer Jackson Storm. Afraid he'll be forced to retire like his late crew chief and mentor Doc Hudson, he seeks advice from fellow trainer Cruz Ramirez, but scheming businessman Sterling gives Lightning the bet if he loses the first race of the new season at the Florida 500, he'll have to retire immediately, but if he wins, he'll decide whether to retire or not. [[spoiler: When the race comes, Lightning races for the first half of the race, but for the second half, he exempts and lets Cruz take his place, with himself as the crew chief. As a result, both Cruz and Lightning share the win, Lightning wins the bet, and he decides to continue racing and becomes Cruz's mentor as well.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/Cars3'': This is Lightning [=McQueen=]'s problem throughout the film, since a lot of his fellow veterans are being replaced by more high-tech racers, and suffers a really bad crash while trying to catch up to nasty newcomer Jackson Storm. Afraid he'll be forced to retire like his late crew chief and mentor Doc Hudson, he seeks advice from fellow trainer Cruz Ramirez, but scheming businessman Sterling gives Lightning the bet if he loses the first race of the new season at the Florida 500, he'll have to retire immediately, but if he wins, he'll he can decide whether to retire or not. when he's done on his own terms. [[spoiler: When the race comes, Lightning races for the first half of the race, but for the second half, he exempts and lets Cruz take his place, with himself as the crew chief. chief, and she wins. As a result, result of both sharing the same number, both Cruz and Lightning share the win, Lightning wins the bet, and he decides to continue racing and becomes Cruz's mentor as well.]]
9th Aug '17 4:03:10 PM KneadToKnow
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* While technically just being ReassignedToAntarctica, Kendig in ''{{Film/Hopscotch}}'' very obviously feels this trope is in full force, particularly given his ScrewThisImOuttaHere reaction to his new assignment.
31st Jul '17 5:36:12 PM MsZephy7
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* In ''Literature/TheKingsAvatar'', Ye Xiu is forced to retire in the beginning of the story when he no longer holds any commercial value for Excellent Era when the team is ranked second-to-last in the professional gaming world. In addition, because he has little to no money, he has to retire due to the contract termination fees being too expensive for him to just quit.
18th Jul '17 11:24:35 AM TrendingToon1
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* ''WesternAnimation/Cars3'': This is Lightning [=McQueen=]'s problem throughout the film, since a lot of his fellow veterans are being replaced by more high-tech racers, and suffers a really bad crash while trying to catch up to nasty newcomer Jackson Storm. Afraid he'll be forced to retire like his late crew chief and mentor Doc Hudson, he seeks advice from fellow trainer Cruz Ramirez, but scheming businessman Sterling gives Lightning the bet if he loses the first race of the new season at the Florida 500, he'll have to retire immediately, but if he wins, he'll decide whether to retire or not. [[spoiler: When the race comes, Lightning races for the first half of the race, but for the second half, he exempts and lets Cruz take his place, with himself as the crew chief. As a result, both Cruz and Lightning share the win, Lightning wins the bet, and he decides to continue racing and becomes Cruz's mentor as well.]]
15th Jul '17 10:08:04 AM nombretomado
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* One GoldenAge ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' story had Batman and Robin spending a day helping the GCPD Emergency Squad. It was also the squad's sergeant's last day on the job as he had reached mandatory retirement age. At the end of the story, Commissioner Gordon says that due to a shortage of manpower because of the number of young men in the military (the story was written during WorldWarII), they have decided to let the sergeant stay in command of the squad till the war ends.

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* One GoldenAge ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' story had Batman and Robin spending a day helping the GCPD Emergency Squad. It was also the squad's sergeant's last day on the job as he had reached mandatory retirement age. At the end of the story, Commissioner Gordon says that due to a shortage of manpower because of the number of young men in the military (the story was written during WorldWarII), UsefulNotes/WorldWarII), they have decided to let the sergeant stay in command of the squad till the war ends.
12th Jun '17 5:54:03 PM azul120
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* ''Series/NightCourt'' episode "Flo's Retirement." Ironically, Flo only appeared in one more episode because Florence Halop died of cancer.

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* ''Series/NightCourt'' episode "Flo's Retirement." Retirement". Ironically, Flo only appeared in one more episode because Florence Halop died of cancer.






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* The Tennyson poem ''{{Poetry/Ulysses}}'' is made of this trope. Facing the prospect of old age, and missing the life of adventuring that he gave up to reclaim the throne of Ithaca, Ulysses resolves to [[PuttingTheBandBackTogether Put The Band Back Together]] and set out for one last great adventure.

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* The Tennyson poem ''{{Poetry/Ulysses}}'' ''Poetry/{{Ulysses}}'' is made of this trope. Facing the prospect of old age, and missing the life of adventuring that he gave up to reclaim the throne of Ithaca, Ulysses resolves to [[PuttingTheBandBackTogether Put The Band Back Together]] and set out for one last great adventure.
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29th May '17 10:06:17 PM nombretomado
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* An episode of ''WordGirl'', "Granny's Book Club" had Granny May forced to retire, due to the by-laws of the supervillain union all the villains belong to. However, the rules stated she could stave off retirement if she captured Wordgirl and presented her to the rest of the villains, so she set up the titular book club to capture the word loving hero.

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* An episode of ''WordGirl'', ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl'', "Granny's Book Club" had Granny May forced to retire, due to the by-laws of the supervillain union all the villains belong to. However, the rules stated she could stave off retirement if she captured Wordgirl and presented her to the rest of the villains, so she set up the titular book club to capture the word loving hero.
26th Mar '17 6:34:57 PM TheNicestGuy
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* '' Series/SamuraiGourmet'' downplays this. Although the opening of the series features Kasumi forgetting that he's retired, the rest portrays him as embracing his well-earned free time with just a little wistfulness and difficulty adjusting. What really makes Kasumi a Reluctant Retiree is that it takes effort to embrace his new role within JapanesePoliteness: The old man is supposed to be one person in the room who can speak out of turn and make life easier for everyone, and he hasn't exactly trained for that. Fortunately, he's [[WhatWouldXDo read a lot of samurai stories]].
19th Mar '17 3:20:10 PM nombretomado
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%%* Victor Meldrew in ''OneFootInTheGrave''.

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%%* Victor Meldrew in ''OneFootInTheGrave''.''Series/OneFootInTheGrave''.
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