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9th Aug '17 11:10:26 AM Kartoonkid95
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* In a classic B&W cartoon, "The Honeymoon Hotel," all the guests (animated bugs) sign the register with a ''rubber stamp'' reading "Smith." This cartoon was based on a BusbyBerkeleyNumber from ''Film/FootlightParade'', where Smithical Marriages were the rule:

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* In a classic B&W cartoon, "The Honeymoon Hotel," The 1934 ''WesternAnimation/MerrieMelodies'' short "Honeymoon Hotel" (the first in color), all the hotel's insect guests (animated bugs) sign the register with a ''rubber stamp'' reading "Smith." This cartoon was based on a BusbyBerkeleyNumber from ''Film/FootlightParade'', where Smithical Marriages were the rule:
28th Jun '17 11:58:47 PM PaulA
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* ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'': But pretending to be a married couple is what brings them together and causes them to decide to use the other person as their cover.
** Lampshaded later when they begin to fight, and Jane asks her assistant to look up his hotel history, the assistant asks, "Look up what, John Smith?"

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* ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'': ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith2005'': But pretending to be a married couple is what brings them together and causes them to decide to use the other person as their cover.
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cover. Lampshaded later when they begin to fight, and Jane asks her assistant to look up his hotel history, the assistant asks, "Look up what, John Smith?"
26th Feb '17 3:00:57 PM lavendermintrose
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* In ''[[Anime/{{K}} K: Return of Kings]]'', Kusanagi and Awashima [[BlackTieInfiltration infiltrate Jungle's party]] as "Mr. and Mrs. Izuru Kusakabe".
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6th Jan '17 8:21:40 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/TheThief'': Katya and Toljan pretend to be married so they can get a room in a communal apartment in 1952 Russia.
9th Dec '16 8:42:33 AM 59Efra
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With relaxed sexual norms and most hotels requiring ID and a credit card to register nowadays, this is now mostly in DiscreditedTrope[=/=]DeadHorseTrope territory.

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With relaxed sexual norms and most hotels requiring ID and a credit card to register nowadays, this is now mostly in DiscreditedTrope[=/=]DeadHorseTrope {{Discredited|Trope}}[=/=]DeadHorseTrope territory.
24th Jan '16 4:57:43 PM catriona176
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* ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'' - But pretending to be a married couple is what brings them together and causes them to decide to use the other person as their cover.

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* ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'' - ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'': But pretending to be a married couple is what brings them together and causes them to decide to use the other person as their cover.



* ''Film/{{The 39 Steps|1935}}'', the 1935 Creator/AlfredHitchcock version. [[ChainsOfLove "You sign, darling, the sooner you get used to writing your new name the better."]] (Hannay prompts her with "Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hopkinson," one of many [[LetterMotif aliases beginning with H]] he adopts during the film.)

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* ''Film/{{The 39 Steps|1935}}'', Steps|1935}}'': the 1935 Creator/AlfredHitchcock version. [[ChainsOfLove "You sign, darling, the sooner you get used to writing your new name the better."]] (Hannay prompts her with "Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hopkinson," one of many [[LetterMotif aliases beginning with H]] he adopts during the film.)
13th Oct '15 3:57:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''AsTimeGoesBy'', the two main characters once signed in to a hotel as Mr. and Mrs. ''Ambrose'' Smith to keep from being too obvious.
* ''TwinPeaks'': Nadine Hurley and her teenage boyfriend Mike.

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* In ''AsTimeGoesBy'', ''Series/AsTimeGoesBy'', the two main characters once signed in to a hotel as Mr. and Mrs. ''Ambrose'' Smith to keep from being too obvious.
* ''TwinPeaks'': ''Series/TwinPeaks'': Nadine Hurley and her teenage boyfriend Mike.



* In ''KeepingUpAppearances'', Hyacinth and Richard spend a weekend at a bed and breakfast, and Hyacinth is exasperated by a loud couple in one of the rooms. Richard looks at the sign-in book, and sees the name of the couple: Mr and Mrs Smith. Turns out Mrs Smith is her sister, Rose.

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* In ''KeepingUpAppearances'', ''Series/KeepingUpAppearances'', Hyacinth and Richard spend a weekend at a bed and breakfast, and Hyacinth is exasperated by a loud couple in one of the rooms. Richard looks at the sign-in book, and sees the name of the couple: Mr and Mrs Smith. Turns out Mrs Smith is her sister, Rose.



* On ''MidsomerMurders'' DCI Tom Barnaby find out his boss has been using Barnaby's identity at a hotel where he has been having an affair.

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* On ''MidsomerMurders'' ''Series/MidsomerMurders'' DCI Tom Barnaby find out his boss has been using Barnaby's identity at a hotel where he has been having an affair.



* Inverted in a ''TheWizardOfId'' strip: The couple are married and named Smith, and the wife suggests using a different name because they always get sniggered at.

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* Inverted in a ''TheWizardOfId'' ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId'' strip: The couple are married and named Smith, and the wife suggests using a different name because they always get sniggered at.



* One episode of ''TheGoonShow'' features a Spanish hotel where ''every'' room is occupied by Señor and Señora Smith.

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* One episode of ''TheGoonShow'' ''Radio/TheGoonShow'' features a Spanish hotel where ''every'' room is occupied by Señor and Señora Smith.



* In the webcomic ''TheBarePit'', two agents check in undercover as Mark and Mary Jones.

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* In the webcomic ''TheBarePit'', ''Webcomic/TheBarePit'', two agents check in undercover as Mark and Mary Jones.
30th Sep '15 10:19:08 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/TheThirtyNineSteps'', the 1935 Creator/AlfredHitchcock version. [[ChainsOfLove "You sign, darling, the sooner you get used to writing your new name the better."]] (Hannay prompts her with "Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hopkinson," one of many [[LetterMotif aliases beginning with H]] he adopts during the film.)

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* ''Literature/TheThirtyNineSteps'', ''Film/{{The 39 Steps|1935}}'', the 1935 Creator/AlfredHitchcock version. [[ChainsOfLove "You sign, darling, the sooner you get used to writing your new name the better."]] (Hannay prompts her with "Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hopkinson," one of many [[LetterMotif aliases beginning with H]] he adopts during the film.)
25th Sep '15 4:23:12 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''{{Smallville}}'', Chloe Sullivan and Oliver Queen went on a weekend getaway and checked in a hotel as Mr and Mrs Green, which not only is a common and bland last name but also refers to Oliver's other [[GreenArrow identity]].

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* In an episode of ''{{Smallville}}'', ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Chloe Sullivan and Oliver Queen went on a weekend getaway and checked in a hotel as Mr and Mrs Green, which not only is a common and bland last name but also refers to Oliver's other [[GreenArrow [[ComicBook/GreenArrow identity]].
24th Sep '15 1:16:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in ''[[{{Janie}} The Face on the Milk Carton]]''. The two teenage characters decide to check into a motel. The girl signs her real name [[note]]Well, [[ChangelingFantasy not ''quite'' her real real name]][[/note]] -- Jane Johnson -- and the clerk sarcastically says, "Big imagination, lady."

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* Subverted in ''[[{{Janie}} ''[[Literature/{{Janie}} The Face on the Milk Carton]]''. The two teenage characters decide to check into a motel. The girl signs her real name [[note]]Well, [[ChangelingFantasy not ''quite'' her real real name]][[/note]] -- Jane Johnson -- and the clerk sarcastically says, "Big imagination, lady."
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