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15th Mar '17 10:00:54 AM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''Literature/TheNakedSun'' by Creator/IsaacAsimov takes place on Solaria, a planet with a population so small that every individual gets their own estate of several hundred to thousand square miles. They communicate only through holographic communicators and see physical presence as disgusting. Even spouses rarely come into physical contact with one another, each having their own half of a huge mansion. This is quite common with Spacers, humans that don't live on Earth, as the Spacer buildings near New York City in ''Literature/CavesOfSteel'' are expansive domes that house small buildings inside in contrast to the City domes that Earth has.

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* ''Literature/TheNakedSun'' by Creator/IsaacAsimov takes place on Solaria, a planet with a population so small that every individual gets their own estate of several hundred to thousand square miles. They communicate only through holographic communicators and see physical presence as disgusting. Even spouses rarely come into physical contact with one another, each having their own half of a huge mansion. This is quite common with Spacers, humans that don't live on Earth, as the Spacer buildings near New York City in ''Literature/CavesOfSteel'' ''Literature/TheCavesOfSteel'' are expansive domes that house small buildings inside in contrast to the City domes that Earth has.
15th Mar '17 10:00:24 AM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''Literature/TheNakedSun'' by Creator/IsaacAsimov takes place on Solaria, a planet with a population so small that every individual gets their own estate of several hundred to thousand square miles. They communicate only through holographic communicators and see physical presence as disgusting. Even spouses rarely come into physical contact with one another, each having their own half of a huge mansion.

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* ''Literature/TheNakedSun'' by Creator/IsaacAsimov takes place on Solaria, a planet with a population so small that every individual gets their own estate of several hundred to thousand square miles. They communicate only through holographic communicators and see physical presence as disgusting. Even spouses rarely come into physical contact with one another, each having their own half of a huge mansion. This is quite common with Spacers, humans that don't live on Earth, as the Spacer buildings near New York City in ''Literature/CavesOfSteel'' are expansive domes that house small buildings inside in contrast to the City domes that Earth has.
28th Feb '17 7:39:19 PM Jeduthun
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* This is implied in "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" -- how else could Papa Bear's bed be too hard, but Mama Bear's too soft? (Of course, nowadays there are beds with adjustable hardnesses on each side, but still.)

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* This is implied in "Goldilocks "[[Literatre/{{Goldilocks}} Goldilocks and the Three Bears" Bears]]" -- how else could Papa Bear's bed be too hard, but Mama Bear's too soft? (Of course, nowadays there are beds with adjustable hardnesses on each side, but still.)
5th Feb '17 6:00:06 PM TheBigBopper
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While mostly a DeadHorseTrope now, it might crop up from time to time in parody. It might also be used as a shorthand indicator that a married couple's relationship is in trouble. A reversal of this trope occurs when the characters ''aren't'' in a romantic relationship, but ThereIsOnlyOneBed. Nowadays if a couple is depicted as doing this it represents that [[SexlessMarriage they have a very distant or antagonistic relationship]]. Not related to ExiledToTheCouch.

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While mostly a DeadHorseTrope now, it might crop up from time to time in parody. It might also be used as a shorthand indicator that a married couple's relationship is in trouble. A reversal of this trope occurs when the characters ''aren't'' in a romantic relationship, but ThereIsOnlyOneBed. Nowadays if a couple is depicted as doing this it represents that [[SexlessMarriage they have a very distant or antagonistic relationship]]. A reversal of this trope occurs when the characters ''aren't'' in a romantic relationship, but ThereIsOnlyOneBed. Not related to ExiledToTheCouch.
25th Jan '17 1:12:25 PM LongTallShorty64
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** Averted in Hitchcock's ''Film/{{Mr and Mrs Smith|1941}}, where the couple's bedroom shows only one bed.

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** Averted in Hitchcock's ''Film/{{Mr and Mrs Smith|1941}}, Smith|1941}}'', where the couple's bedroom shows only one bed.


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* Soundly averted in ''Film/MyReputation'' with Ginna and Cary.
23rd Jan '17 1:06:09 PM StFan
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* This is implied in "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" -- how else could Papa Bear's bed be too hard, but Mama Bear's too soft? (Of course, nowadays there are beds with adjustable hardnesses on each side, but still.)
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* This is implied in "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" -- how else could Papa Bear's bed be too hard, but Mama Bear's too soft? (Of course, nowadays there are beds with adjustable hardnesses on each side, but still.)
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* This is implied in "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" -- how else could Papa Bear's bed be too hard, but Mama Bear's too soft? (Of course, nowadays there are beds with adjustable hardnesses on each side, but still.)
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23rd Jan '17 1:04:19 PM StFan
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* In the ChainedHeat episode of ''HeyDude'', the handcuffed Ted and Brad spend an uncomfortable night in ''bunk beds'' when you would think a double-bed would be the best choice. The best choice anywhere but TV land.

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* In the ChainedHeat episode of ''HeyDude'', ''Series/HeyDude'', the handcuffed Ted and Brad spend an uncomfortable night in ''bunk beds'' when you would think a double-bed would be the best choice. The best choice anywhere but TV land.



* As did Archie and Wendy in ''AFishCalledWanda''.



--> '''Dan:''' What do you say tonight we push our twin beds together and...?\\

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--> '''Dan:''' -->'''Dan:''' What do you say tonight we push our twin beds together and...?\\



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1st Jan '17 5:14:24 AM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* Heck, in some places, the husband and the wife don't even share a ''room''! (Most commonly with kings, who had to worry about things like assassination attempts. The Emperor of China eventually took to having his concubines [[BatheHerAndBringHerToMe stripped naked and wrapped up in a blanket to be delivered to his chambers for pleasure]].)

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* Heck, in some places, the husband and the wife don't even share a ''room''! (Most commonly with kings, who had to worry about things like assassination attempts. The Emperor of China eventually took to having his concubines [[BatheHerAndBringHerToMe stripped naked and wrapped up in a blanket to be delivered to his chambers for pleasure]].pleasure.)
12th Dec '16 8:18:13 PM Katsuhagi
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** Natsuhi and Krauss sleep in seperate separate bedrooms, and it's heavily implied they have a SexlessMarriage.

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** Natsuhi and Krauss sleep in seperate separate bedrooms, and it's heavily implied they have a SexlessMarriage.
2nd Sep '16 7:52:02 PM jamespolk
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* In ''Film/HMPulhamEsq'' poor Harry is doing this on his honeymoon. While this is an EnforcedTrope, of course, it helps reinforce how Harry has chosen safe, rather dull Kay over his exciting girlfriend [[TomboyishName Marvin]].
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