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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."
6th Sep '15 10:59:10 AM nombretomado
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* In ''{{NCIS}}'' Tony and Ziva went undercover as a couple who were assassins.

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* In ''{{NCIS}}'' ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' Tony and Ziva went undercover as a couple who were assassins.
9th Aug '15 5:23:25 PM Prfnoff
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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 the James Cagney film ''FootlightParade'', where {{Smithical Marriage}}s were the rule:

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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 the James Cagney film ''FootlightParade'', ''Film/FootlightParade'', where {{Smithical Marriage}}s Smithical Marriages were the rule:
10th May '15 10:22:30 PM nombretomado
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* Played [[TearJerker very much for drama]] in [[http://www.scarvesandcoffee.net/viewstory.php?sid=1074 this]] ''{{Glee}}'' fanfic, where Kurt and Blaine [[AlternateUniverseFic first meet as adults]]. They meet because their respective husbands, who have had a long-term secret affair with each other, decide to go on vacation together, during which their plane crashes and they both die. Kurt and Blaine might never have found out about the cheating thing (or met each other), if their husbands hadn't pretended to be married when they bought the plane tickets. Thus, Blaine's husband is listed as Kurt's husband's husband on the passenger list, and the airline calls Kurt's dad instead of Kurt since they assume that Kurt died in the crash.

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* Played [[TearJerker very much for drama]] in [[http://www.scarvesandcoffee.net/viewstory.php?sid=1074 this]] ''{{Glee}}'' ''Series/{{Glee}}'' fanfic, where Kurt and Blaine [[AlternateUniverseFic first meet as adults]]. They meet because their respective husbands, who have had a long-term secret affair with each other, decide to go on vacation together, during which their plane crashes and they both die. Kurt and Blaine might never have found out about the cheating thing (or met each other), if their husbands hadn't pretended to be married when they bought the plane tickets. Thus, Blaine's husband is listed as Kurt's husband's husband on the passenger list, and the airline calls Kurt's dad instead of Kurt since they assume that Kurt died in the crash.
2nd Apr '15 8:13:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* Played with in ''NoWayOut''. While Kevin Costner and Sean Young are conducting a torrid affair, Young comments about the lameness of registering them as Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Costner says, "But I spelled it with a Y."
* ''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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* Played with in ''NoWayOut''.''Film/NoWayOut''. While Kevin Costner and Sean Young are conducting a torrid affair, Young comments about the lameness of registering them as Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Costner says, "But I spelled it with a Y."
* ''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.
9th Feb '15 4:22:13 PM randomtroper89
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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 DiscreditedTrope[=/=]DeadHorseTrope territory.
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