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5th Aug '16 2:18:04 PM trulymadmoves
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* An episode of ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' displays an unusually realistic example of sleepwalking. Alan wanders around at night doing things like vacuuming and baking, seeming for all the world like he's awake, apart from his speech consisting of absolute nonsense and the fact that he hasn't turned the vacuum on (he provides its sounds himself) and that he didn't bring a mixing bowl, resulting in his "baking" leaving a mess all over the dining table. Another episode reveals that Charlie routinely makes surprisingly good homemade chili while he's blacked-out drunk.
4th Aug '16 5:34:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Trope Maker|s}} for the "arms extended in front" pose is ''Film/TheCabinetOfDrCaligari''.
* FrankensteinsMonster and zombies are usually portrayed as walking like this, with hands outstretched. While they're not ''technically'' asleep, they are resurrected dead -- death often being compared metaphorically to a permanent sleep. In the original Universal film series Frankenstein's Monster only did this after an incompatible brain transplant, making him blind. And arguably, making him no longer the same character. It was then [[Creator/BelaLugosi Ygor]]'s brain in the monster's body. Most parodies of the Universal Frankenstein use this pose though, without bothering with the reason ''why''.
* In ''Film/{{Phenomena}}'', main character Jennifer is a sleepwalker, and the plot of the movie kicks off when she witnesses a murder while sleepwalking. Notably, during her second sleepwalking episode, she actually ''realises'' that she's sleepwalking and tries to snap herself out of it. She fails, but then [[spoiler:she hears a gunshot and wakes up.]]
* One of the side effects of an experimental antidepressant called Ablixa in ''Film/SideEffects'' is sleepwalking. Emily, who has tried many other antidepressants to no avail, is determined to keep taking it despite sleepwalking, during which she prepares food for three people... even though it's just her and her husband at the apartment. Then, one night, [[spoiler:she stabs her husband during one such episode]]. In the end, her psychiatrist finds out that [[spoiler:this was all a scheme by Emily and her former psychiatrist to cause the stocks of the manufacturer of the drug to plummet and cash in on the knowledge; killing her husband, whom she secretly hated, was a bonus; her new psychiatrist's ruined career was just collateral damage]]. Fortunately, the psychiatrist [[spoiler:ends up proving himself a MagnificentBastard, and the women end up paying for their crimes]].
* In ''Film/SecondhandLions'', Hub is a sleepwalker who does weapons drills by the lake at night.

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* {{Trope Maker|s}} for the "arms extended in front" pose is ''Film/TheCabinetOfDrCaligari''.
* FrankensteinsMonster and zombies are usually portrayed as walking like this, with hands outstretched. While they're not ''technically'' asleep, they are resurrected dead
Films -- death often being compared metaphorically to a permanent sleep. In the original Universal film series Frankenstein's Monster only did this after an incompatible brain transplant, making him blind. And arguably, making him no longer the same character. It was then [[Creator/BelaLugosi Ygor]]'s brain in the monster's body. Most parodies of the Universal Frankenstein use this pose though, without bothering with the reason ''why''.
* In ''Film/{{Phenomena}}'', main character Jennifer is a sleepwalker, and the plot of the movie kicks off when she witnesses a murder while sleepwalking. Notably, during her second sleepwalking episode, she actually ''realises'' that she's sleepwalking and tries to snap herself out of it. She fails, but then [[spoiler:she hears a gunshot and wakes up.
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* One of the side effects of an experimental antidepressant called Ablixa in ''Film/SideEffects'' is sleepwalking. Emily, who has tried many other antidepressants to no avail, is determined to keep taking it despite sleepwalking, during which she prepares food for three people... even though it's just her and her husband at the apartment. Then, one night, [[spoiler:she stabs her husband during one such episode]]. In the end, her psychiatrist finds out that [[spoiler:this was all a scheme by Emily and her former psychiatrist to cause the stocks of the manufacturer of the drug to plummet and cash in on the knowledge; killing her husband, whom she secretly hated, was a bonus; her new psychiatrist's ruined career was just collateral damage]]. Fortunately, the psychiatrist [[spoiler:ends up proving himself a MagnificentBastard, and the women end up paying for their crimes]].
* In ''Film/SecondhandLions'', Hub is a sleepwalker who does weapons drills by the lake at night.




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* Wilhemina Packard from Disney's ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' is said to sleepwalk, though we don't see her do it. The fact that she [[FanDisservice sleeps in the nude]] probably has something to do with it. The other characters wear sleep masks because of this.



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* {{Trope Maker|s}} for the "arms extended in front" pose is ''Film/TheCabinetOfDrCaligari''.
* FrankensteinsMonster and zombies are usually portrayed as walking like this, with hands outstretched. While they're not ''technically'' asleep, they are resurrected dead -- death often being compared metaphorically to a permanent sleep. In the original Universal film series Frankenstein's Monster only did this after an incompatible brain transplant, making him blind. And arguably, making him no longer the same character. It was then [[Creator/BelaLugosi Ygor]]'s brain in the monster's body. Most parodies of the Universal Frankenstein use this pose though, without bothering with the reason ''why''.
* In ''Film/{{Phenomena}}'', main character Jennifer is a sleepwalker, and the plot of the movie kicks off when she witnesses a murder while sleepwalking. Notably, during her second sleepwalking episode, she actually ''realises'' that she's sleepwalking and tries to snap herself out of it. She fails, but then [[spoiler:she hears a gunshot and wakes up.]]
* One of the side effects of an experimental antidepressant called Ablixa in ''Film/SideEffects'' is sleepwalking. Emily, who has tried many other antidepressants to no avail, is determined to keep taking it despite sleepwalking, during which she prepares food for three people... even though it's just her and her husband at the apartment. Then, one night, [[spoiler:she stabs her husband during one such episode]]. In the end, her psychiatrist finds out that [[spoiler:this was all a scheme by Emily and her former psychiatrist to cause the stocks of the manufacturer of the drug to plummet and cash in on the knowledge; killing her husband, whom she secretly hated, was a bonus; her new psychiatrist's ruined career was just collateral damage]]. Fortunately, the psychiatrist [[spoiler:ends up proving himself a MagnificentBastard, and the women end up paying for their crimes]].
* In ''Film/SecondhandLions'', Hub is a sleepwalker who does weapons drills by the lake at night.

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* Wilhemina Packard from Disney's ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' is said to sleepwalk, though we don't see her do it. The fact that she [[FanDisservice sleeps in the nude]] probably has something to do with it. The other characters wear sleep masks because of this.
4th Aug '16 5:33:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* Eyes open during sleep

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* [[SleepsWithBothEyesOpen Eyes open during sleepsleep]]
4th Aug '16 5:32:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'' has a two-parter episode in which Don Ram�n, mortified by the fact El Chavo is always hungry, starts sleepwalking at night, and leaving an empty plate inside his barrel. Do�a Clotilde also sleepwalks, apparently due to her "little yellow-chested sparrow" escaping from its cage (and [[HilarityEnsues mistaking Don Ram�n for it]] while she's asleep). For some reason, Quico and Do�a Florinda are also seen sleepwalking.

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* ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'' has a two-parter episode in which Don Ram�n, Ramón, mortified by the fact El Chavo is always hungry, starts sleepwalking at night, and leaving an empty plate inside his barrel. Do�a Doña Clotilde also sleepwalks, apparently due to her "little yellow-chested sparrow" escaping from its cage (and [[HilarityEnsues mistaking Don Ram�n Ramón for it]] while she's asleep). For some reason, Quico and Do�a Doña Florinda are also seen sleepwalking.
4th Aug '16 5:31:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* Comedian Mike Birbiglia has this problem, which he details in his book ''Sleepwalk With Me.'' One incident had him jump from a window while asleep, which almost took his life. As a result, he only allows himself to sleep on the first floor of a building.


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* The Creator/MarvelComics character ComicBook/{{Sleepwalker}}, whose body is taken over by an alien being at night when he's asleep.
* One of {{Comicbook/Venom}}'s early appearances -- as the symbiote rather than as just clothes, and before he was separated from {{Franchise/Spider-Man}} -- had him take Peter Parker out for a swing while Parker was completely asleep. Parker later wonders why he's so tired.

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* Comedian Mike Birbiglia has this problem, which he details in his book ''Sleepwalk With Me.'' One incident had him jump from a window while asleep, which almost took his life. As a result, he only allows himself to sleep on the first floor of a building.


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* The Creator/MarvelComics character ComicBook/{{Sleepwalker}}, whose body is taken over by an alien being at night when he's asleep.
asleep.
* One of {{Comicbook/Venom}}'s early appearances -- as the symbiote rather than as just clothes, and before he was separated from {{Franchise/Spider-Man}} -- had him take Peter Parker out for a swing while Parker was completely asleep. Parker later wonders why he's so tired.



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* ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'' has a two-parter episode in which Don Ramón, mortified by the fact El Chavo is always hungry, starts sleepwalking at night, and leaving an empty plate inside his barrel. Doña Clotilde also sleepwalks, apparently due to her "little yellow-chested sparrow" escaping from its cage (and [[HilarityEnsues mistaking Don Ramón for it]] while she's asleep). For some reason, Quico and Doña Florinda are also seen sleepwalking.

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* Music/TheyMightBeGiants has the song "[[http://www.rhapsody.com/they-might-be-giants/no/sleepwalkers/lyrics.html Sleepwalkers]]", which is about, well, what you'd expect, and references the "arms held out, eyes closed" thing.

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* ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'' has a two-parter episode in which Don Ramón, Ram�n, mortified by the fact El Chavo is always hungry, starts sleepwalking at night, and leaving an empty plate inside his barrel. Doña Do�a Clotilde also sleepwalks, apparently due to her "little yellow-chested sparrow" escaping from its cage (and [[HilarityEnsues mistaking Don Ramón Ram�n for it]] while she's asleep). For some reason, Quico and Doña Do�a Florinda are also seen sleepwalking.

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* Music/TheyMightBeGiants has the song "[[http://www.rhapsody.com/they-might-be-giants/no/sleepwalkers/lyrics.html Sleepwalkers]]", which is about, well, what you'd expect, and references the "arms held out, eyes closed" thing.



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* Two moves in ''{{Franchise/Pokemon}}'', Snore and Sleep Talk, both of which allow the Pokémon attack while under the "Asleep" [[StandardStatusEffects effect]]. (Often done in combination with the Rest move, where the Pokémon goes to sleep on purpose to heal itself.)

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* Two moves in ''{{Franchise/Pokemon}}'', Snore and Sleep Talk, both of which allow the Pokémon attack while under the "Asleep" [[StandardStatusEffects effect]]. (Often done in combination with the Rest move, where the Pokémon goes to sleep on purpose to heal itself.)



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* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': one episode had Ed sleepwalking ''and'' sleepeating.
* There was an episode of ''{{WesternAnimation/Rugrats}}'' where Stu sleepwalks and the babies believe he is a robot.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' dealt with Phoebe trying to stop Helga from sleepwalking to Arnold's house.

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* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': one episode had Ed sleepwalking ''and'' sleepeating.
sleepeating.
* There was an episode of ''{{WesternAnimation/Rugrats}}'' where Stu sleepwalks and the babies believe he is a robot.
robot.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' dealt with Phoebe trying to stop Helga from sleepwalking to Arnold's house.



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11th Jul '16 4:53:53 AM FoxBluereaver
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* ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'' has a two-parter episode in which Don Ramón, mortified by the fact El Chavo is always hungry, starts sleepwalking at night, and leaving an empty plate inside his barrel. Doña Clotilde also sleepwalks, apparently due to her "little yellow-chested sparrow" escaping from its cage (and [[HilarityEnsues mistaking Don Ramón for it]] while she's asleep). For some reason, Quico and Doña Florinda are also seen sleepwalking.
10th Jul '16 8:26:02 AM rafi
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* Asuka attempting to kiss Shinji in his sleep in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. [[spoiler: Subverted, she later claims that she was faking it. Then again, this ''is'' [[{{Tsundere}} Asuka]] we're talking about.]]



* In one ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' omake, Hikaru nearly sleepwalks out of the tent and shouting "Let's go!" while Umi tries to hold her back... and then Fuu catches it and starts sleep-tickling Umi. The next day, they're quite puzzled by Umi's inexplicable fatigue.
* Asuka attempting to kiss Shinji in his sleep in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. [[spoiler: Subverted, she later claims that she was faking it. Then again, this ''is'' [[{{Tsundere}} Asuka]] we're talking about.]]
* Cavendish from ''Manga/OnePiece'' has a second personality, [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Hakuba]], that only appears when he is sleeping.



* Rito from ''Manga/ToLoveRu''. Stated to be "wild" when he's asleep according to Momo. And by that, she means that should a girl get close enough to him while he's asleep (say by getting into his bed alongside him), he'll eventually grab on to her and start fondling her without ever waking up... while [[TalkingInYourSleep talking]] about [[SweetTooth sweets]].



* Cavendish from ''Manga/OnePiece'' has a second personality, [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Hakuba]], that only appears when he is sleeping.
* In one ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' omake, Hikaru nearly sleepwalks out of the tent and shouting "Let's go!" while Umi tries to hold her back... and then Fuu catches it and starts sleep-tickling Umi. The next day, they're quite puzzled by Umi's inexplicable fatigue.

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* Cavendish from ''Manga/OnePiece'' has a second personality, [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Hakuba]], that only appears when he is sleeping.
* In one ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' omake, Hikaru nearly sleepwalks out of the tent and shouting "Let's go!" while Umi tries to hold her back... and then Fuu catches it and starts sleep-tickling Umi. The next day, they're quite puzzled by Umi's inexplicable fatigue.
29th Apr '16 11:24:03 PM Homemaderat
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* In ''Literature/TheEntail'' Daniel sleepwalks to repeat the actions of the night he committed a murder. Then his ghost continues it.
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* Dory from ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' not only still [[TalkingInYourSleep still sleep-talks]], but she's also started sleep-swimming as well. Marlin and Nemo even note that she's been doing it often.
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