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10th Jan '17 5:50:40 PM starkitty93
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* In ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' episode "The Ghost in Suite 613", the cast investigates a purportedly haunted room in the Tipton and attempt to contact the ghost of a woman who died in there. It takes a spooky turn when the cast minus Zack disappears during the seance and Zack gets scared out of his mind, however it's later revealed to be nothing but a prank on him in revenge for all the pranks he's pulled.

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* In ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' episode "The "[[Recap/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCodyS1E19TheGhostInSuite613 The Ghost in Suite 613", 613]]", the cast investigates a purportedly haunted room in the Tipton and attempt to contact the ghost of a woman who died in there. It takes a spooky turn when the cast minus Zack disappears during the seance and Zack gets scared out of his mind, however it's later revealed to be nothing but a prank on him in revenge for all the pranks he's pulled.
10th Jan '17 5:30:14 PM starkitty93
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* In ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' episode "The Ghost in Suite 613", the cast investigates a purportedly haunted room in the Tipton and attempt to contact the ghost of a woman who died in there. It takes a spooky turn when the cast minus Zack disappears during the seance and Zack gets scared out of his mind, however it's later revealed to be nothing but a prank on him in revenge for all the pranks he's pulled.
9th Dec '16 8:59:39 AM Doug86
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* Disney's Haunted Mansion ride includes a spooky séance presided by the ghostly medium Madame Leota. In ''Fanfic/HauntedMansionAndTheHatboxGhost'', a FanVerse based on the attraction, it is quite natural to have Madame Leota and her Séance Room having a role.
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* Disney's Haunted Mansion ride includes a spooky séance presided by the ghostly medium Madame Leota. In ''Fanfic/HauntedMansionAndTheHatboxGhost'', a FanVerse based on the attraction, it is quite natural to have Madame Leota and her Séance Room having a role.
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* Professor Quentin E. Deverill, the protagonist of the early '80s adventure series "Q.E.D.", debunks a phony seance during the course of his first investigation in London. The "medium" then sics his henchmen on the Professor, which ends badly for them.
* This was, of course, a staple of ''Series/DarkShadows''. Resulted in Victoria being sent to the past, having been swapped with a person from that time. Odd result of a séance, but hey.
* George Furth conducts one for [[LaughIn Ruth Buzzi]] on ''TheMonkees'' episode "A Coffin Too Frequent".
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Unquiet Dead", they hold a séance to find out what's going on. It turns out to be EnergyBeings rather than actual ghosts.
* A séance (the "Argelian empathic contact") occurs in the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "Wolf in the Fold".
* Subverted in ''Series/{{Angel}}'' when the Wolfram & Hart psychic is called in to clear their HauntedHeadquarters. She turns out to be a pretty blonde griping about missing her pilates class, who says she's going to "mutter a few calming words" to set the mood. When Fred asks if they should be HoldingHands she replies, "Only if you're lonely. Now, zip it and let me do my sweet funky." Then it gets creepy when she starts [[PsychicNosebleed bleeding from the nose]] and [[YourHeadAsplode her head explodes]].
* There is one in the third episode of ''Series/{{Ravenswood}}.'' It doesn't go well.
* One occurs in the second episode of ''Series/PennyDreadful''. Somewhat surprisingly, given that it's being put on at a party, the medium turns out to be quite genuine, although she still ends up terrified when it turns serious. Expecting to simply be indulging a few silly Victorian socialites, she's rather overshadowed when Vanessa channels three or four different entities, not all human, none of whom are very happy with the man sitting across from her, and who let that fact be known [[ClusterFBomb without regard for the language or content usually expected]] at a society party.
* There is one in ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode "Closure" in which Mulder finds out what happened to his sister Samantha. In the middle of searching for a missing little girl (not Samantha), Mulder encounters a self-professed psychic, who claims that both girls were taken by "walk-ins" (read: killed) to save them from a horrible fate on earth.[[note]]They did get that right. A walk-in is a spirit who enters the body of a living child or adult, sometimes to save them from abuse, and thereafter [[TheMasquerade pretends to be that person]]. The original soul may go on to heaven, return later, or stay around [[SharingABody forming a cooperative team]].[[/note]] This psychic begins to have visions of Samantha, as Mulder is tracing her whereabouts after her abduction, and holds the seance to help Mulder find resolution with what happened to her. The seance is successful, leading to a touching scene between Mulder and [[spoiler: Samantha, who is revealed to be dead.]] However, being Mulder and Scully, the scene could not escape the show's habitual deadpan snark:
-->'''Scully:''' Oh, yay. A seance. I haven't done that since high school.\\
'''Mulder:''' Maybe afterwards we can play "postman" and "spin the bottle".
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* Professor Quentin E. Deverill, the protagonist of the early '80s adventure series "Q.E.D.", debunks a phony séance during the course of his first investigation in London. The "medium" then sics his henchmen on the Professor, which ends badly for them.
* This was, of course, a staple of ''Series/DarkShadows''. Resulted in Victoria being sent to the past, having been swapped with a person from that time. Odd result of a séance, but hey.
* George Furth conducts one for [[LaughIn Ruth Buzzi]] on ''TheMonkees'' episode "A Coffin Too Frequent".
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Unquiet Dead", they hold a séance to find out what's going on. It turns out to be EnergyBeings rather than actual ghosts.
* A séance (the "Argelian empathic contact") occurs in the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "Wolf in the Fold".
* Subverted in ''Series/{{Angel}}'' when the Wolfram & Hart psychic is called in to clear their HauntedHeadquarters. She turns out to be a pretty blonde griping about missing her pilates class, who says she's going to "mutter a few calming words" to set the mood. When Fred asks if they should be HoldingHands she replies, "Only if you're lonely. Now, zip it and let me do my sweet funky." Then it gets creepy when she starts [[PsychicNosebleed bleeding from the nose]] and [[YourHeadAsplode her head explodes]].
* There is one in the third episode of ''Series/{{Ravenswood}}.'' It doesn't go well.
* One occurs in the second episode of ''Series/PennyDreadful''. Somewhat surprisingly, given that it's being put on at a party, the medium turns out to be quite genuine, although she still ends up terrified when it turns serious. Expecting to simply be indulging a few silly Victorian socialites, she's rather overshadowed when Vanessa channels three or four different entities, not all human, none of whom are very happy with the man sitting across from her, and who let that fact be known [[ClusterFBomb without regard for the language or content usually expected]] at a society party.
* There is one in ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode "Closure" in which Mulder finds out what happened to his sister Samantha. In the middle of searching for a missing little girl (not Samantha), Mulder encounters a self-professed psychic, who claims that both girls were taken by "walk-ins" (read: killed) to save them from a horrible fate on earth.[[note]]They did get that right. A walk-in is a spirit who enters the body of a living child or adult, sometimes to save them from abuse, and thereafter [[TheMasquerade pretends to be that person]]. The original soul may go on to heaven, return later, or stay around [[SharingABody forming a cooperative team]].[[/note]] This psychic begins to have visions of Samantha, as Mulder is tracing her whereabouts after her abduction, and holds the séance to help Mulder find resolution with what happened to her. The seance is successful, leading to a touching scene between Mulder and [[spoiler: Samantha, who is revealed to be dead.]] However, being Mulder and Scully, the scene could not escape the show's habitual deadpan snark:
-->'''Scully:''' Oh, yay. A seance. I haven't done that since high school.\\
'''Mulder:''' Maybe afterwards we can play "postman" and "spin the bottle".
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27th Nov '16 3:37:29 PM eroock
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* A very typical phony seance is shown toward the end of TonyCurtis' 1953 ''Houdini''. Creator/HarryHoudini really did expose fake mediums for many years.

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* A very typical phony seance is shown toward the end of TonyCurtis' Creator/TonyCurtis' 1953 ''Houdini''. Creator/HarryHoudini really did expose fake mediums for many years.
4th Nov '16 5:38:03 PM CaptEquinox
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* There is one in ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode "Closure" in which Mulder finds out what happened to his sister. In the middle of searching for a missing little girl (not Samantha), Mulder encounters a self-professed psychic, who claims that the little girl and Mulder's sister were taken by "walk-ins" (read: killed) to save them from a horrible fate on earth. He begins to have visions of Samantha as Mulder is tracing her whereabouts after her abduction, and calls the seance to help Mulder find resolution with what happened to her. The seance is successful, leading to a touching scene between Mulder and [[spoiler: Samantha, who is revealed to be dead.]] However, being Mulder and Scully, the scene could not escape the show's habitual deadpan snark:

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* There is one in ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode "Closure" in which Mulder finds out what happened to his sister. sister Samantha. In the middle of searching for a missing little girl (not Samantha), Mulder encounters a self-professed psychic, who claims that the little girl and Mulder's sister both girls were taken by "walk-ins" (read: killed) to save them from a horrible fate on earth. He earth.[[note]]They did get that right. A walk-in is a spirit who enters the body of a living child or adult, sometimes to save them from abuse, and thereafter [[TheMasquerade pretends to be that person]]. The original soul may go on to heaven, return later, or stay around [[SharingABody forming a cooperative team]].[[/note]] This psychic begins to have visions of Samantha Samantha, as Mulder is tracing her whereabouts after her abduction, and calls holds the seance to help Mulder find resolution with what happened to her. The seance is successful, leading to a touching scene between Mulder and [[spoiler: Samantha, who is revealed to be dead.]] However, being Mulder and Scully, the scene could not escape the show's habitual deadpan snark:
19th Oct '16 7:04:33 AM erforce
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* In ''[[Film/BillAndTed Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey]]'', after Bill and Ted get killed, they find somebody they know holding a séance and try to get a message through. They're mistaken for evil spirits, and dismissed.

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* In ''[[Film/BillAndTed Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey]]'', ''Film/BillAndTedsBogusJourney'', after Bill and Ted get killed, they find somebody they know holding a séance and try to get a message through. They're mistaken for evil spirits, and dismissed.



* Played for laughs, then chills in ''ParanormalActivity 2'', in which Ali and her boyfriend use a Ouija board to try to contact the spirit haunting Ali's family and her little brother Hunter. When asked what the spirit wants, the planchette first spells out "PUSSY" (the result of the boyfriend being mischievous), and then spells out "HUNT" before Ali calls it off. The implication that the demon was spelling out "Hunter" is clear.

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* Played for laughs, then chills in ''ParanormalActivity 2'', ''Film/ParanormalActivity2'', in which Ali and her boyfriend use a Ouija board to try to contact the spirit haunting Ali's family and her little brother Hunter. When asked what the spirit wants, the planchette first spells out "PUSSY" (the result of the boyfriend being mischievous), and then spells out "HUNT" before Ali calls it off. The implication that the demon was spelling out "Hunter" is clear.
18th Sep '16 11:46:34 AM eroock
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11th Jun '16 4:16:24 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SwordOfTruth'', the Mud People have the power to call a gathering of ancestors. With a firm grasp on the IdiotBall, Richard decides to become a Mud Person so he can perform such a ceremony, despite being [[spoiler:[[LukeIAmYourFather the son of the first book's villain]]]].

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* In ''SwordOfTruth'', ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'', the Mud People have the power to call a gathering of ancestors. With a firm grasp on the IdiotBall, Richard decides to become a Mud Person so he can perform such a ceremony, despite being [[spoiler:[[LukeIAmYourFather the son of the first book's villain]]]].
23rd May '16 9:22:39 AM CaptEquinox
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** Her husband Robert Browning was less than impressed, having caught a couple of phonies. He wrote a poem about "Mr. Sludge", a thinly disguised portrait of D.D. Home, a "rock star" medium.

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** Her husband Robert Browning was less than impressed, having caught a couple of phonies. He wrote a poem about "Mr. Sludge", "[[http://www.telelib.com/authors/B/BrowningRobert/verse/dramatispersonae/mrsludge.html Mr. Sludge]]", a thinly disguised portrait of D.D. Home, a "rock star" medium.
19th May '16 12:48:39 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* On ''RockosModernLife'', Rocko and Heffer attend a séance where the fortune-teller summons Mortimer Khan (Ghengis's lesser-known brother), who recognizes Heffer as the reincarnation of someone who betrayed him through incompetence and haunts him as revenge.

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* On ''RockosModernLife'', ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', Rocko and Heffer attend a séance where the fortune-teller summons Mortimer Khan (Ghengis's lesser-known brother), who recognizes Heffer as the reincarnation of someone who betrayed him through incompetence and haunts him as revenge.
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