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6th Nov '17 3:20:18 PM HeroicJay
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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk Dragons: Race to the Edge]]'', Tuffnut acts as though this is what is going on when he discovers that his pet chicken has been sneaking out to visit a rooster and has a number of chicks.
6th Nov '17 3:16:44 PM Jake
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* ''Series/LondonsBurning'':
** Mentioned off-handedly in one episode where [[DaChief Area Commander Bulstrode]] informs Station Officer Georgiadis that a senior officer who specialises in dealing with prisons is coming to the division after a major fire at a Young Offenders Institution.
--> '''Bulstrode''': "The only other fireman I ever met who knew anything about prisons had done time for bigamy."
** Vaseline never gets around to actually marrying either of them, but spends most of the first season juggling two girlfriends, both called Marion. It's strongly implied [[RefugeInAudacity he chose to woo the second Marion specifically so he wouldn't have to worry about accidentally calling either of them by the other's name]], earning him a mixture of contempt and grudging admiration from the rest of Blue Watch for his sheer ''chutzpah''.
6th Oct '17 10:43:31 PM AndreaTx
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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Several years after John's death, Sam and Dean discovered that John had a third son that he would periodically visit while he left them in a motel while he supposedly was on a hunting trip. Seeing the effect that hunting had on Sam and Dean, John wanted Adam to have a chance at a normal life, but it didn't work. [[Spoiler:Adam and his mother were killed by ghouls who wanted revenge, but couldn't get it because John had already died.]]
7th Sep '17 12:18:51 AM ludditetolpuddle
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* "Series/"Public Eye" :Episode "The Man Who Didn't Eat Sweets"; PI Frank Marker (Alfred Burke) is asked by a woman who finds a photo in her husband's wallet of an unidentified teenage girl to find out who she is; Marker follows the husband and finds he has not one but TWO Secret Other Families, none of whom are aware of the others. Marker confronts the man and persuades him that this situation cannot continue and that he must break up with two of them; he then tells his client that the girl in the photo is a daughter by a previous marriage. In the last scene we see the husband making two telephone calls...
7th Aug '17 5:25:38 AM jamespolk
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* Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon suffered some embarrassment in 2016 when it was revealed that, along with his wife and four children, he had a mistress and two more children. But since Colon was immensely popular with the Met fanbase the scandal passed.
24th Jun '17 9:38:18 AM nombretomado
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* The financial difficulties arising from supporting a SecretOtherFamily (Especially since wife #2 had a taste for ''extremely'' expensive dresses) was the criminal's motive in the SherlockHolmes story ''Silver Blaze''.
* Shows up once or twice in JudgeDee, usually due to a jealous First Wife denying her husband any concubines.

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* The financial difficulties arising from supporting a SecretOtherFamily (Especially since wife #2 had a taste for ''extremely'' expensive dresses) was the criminal's motive in the SherlockHolmes Literature/SherlockHolmes story ''Silver Blaze''.
* Shows up once or twice in JudgeDee, ''Literature/JudgeDee'', usually due to a jealous First Wife denying her husband any concubines.
28th Dec '16 4:49:33 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/NoTomorrow'': Xavier's father took up with another woman while his mother was still alive, and they had a daughter less than half a year after she died.
26th Sep '16 12:08:25 AM DrOO7
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* ''Series/AllMyChildren'': Del Henry came to town and rapidly befriended local MarySue Dixie Cooney, much to the alarm of Dixie's husband Tad, who feared that Del was a psycho. When the couple confronted Del about his intentions, he denied being in love with Dixie and revealed that he was in fact her brother, the result of an affair their father had had with his mother.
21st Jul '16 12:52:49 AM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Banacek}}'': In "The Three Million Dollar Piracy", Banacek discovers that one of the suspects is married to two different women. A ship's officer, he maintains the charade by telling one wife that he is shipping out a couple of weeks before he actually does, and telling the other that he is returning two weeks after he actually does.
6th Jun '16 9:18:40 AM RobTan
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* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', after his mother dies, Howard discovers that his absent father remarried and he had a younger half brother who tracks him down.
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