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12th Jan '16 11:14:20 AM Piando
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* The first half of [[Comicbook/CivilWar The Confession]] is done this way, but an affecting variation: the reader doesn't immediately know who or what [[Comicbook/IronMan Tony Stark]] is talking to; the realisation dawns as the monologue progresses and Tony breaks down, ending with a splash page revealing that he has, indeed, been [[TearJerker addressing the bullet-ridden corpse]] of [[CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]]. * Similarly, in ''Marvel: The End'', {{Thanos}} has destroyed the whole universe, killed everyone else, and, alone in the emptiness, recites how it happened for the benefit of the reader. [[spoiler: In the last issue, we discover he was talking with the other survivor, his nemesis ComicBook/AdamWarlock]]
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* The first half of [[Comicbook/CivilWar The Confession]] is done this way, but an affecting variation: the reader doesn't immediately know who or what [[Comicbook/IronMan Tony Stark]] is talking to; the realisation dawns as the monologue progresses and Tony breaks down, ending with a splash page revealing that he has, indeed, been [[TearJerker addressing the bullet-ridden corpse]] of [[CaptainAmerica [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]]. * Similarly, in ''Marvel: The End'', {{Thanos}} ComicBook/{{Thanos}} has destroyed the whole universe, killed everyone else, and, alone in the emptiness, recites how it happened for the benefit of the reader. [[spoiler: In the last issue, we discover he was talking with the other survivor, his nemesis ComicBook/AdamWarlock]]
24th Dec '15 7:26:24 PM psionycx
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* In ''Franchise/StarWars'': ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', whether its because he's not all together there in his own head, or just because Supreme Leader Snoke and General Hux have no patience for his {{Wangst}}, Kylo Ren has highly disturbing, one-sided conversations with Darth Vader's half-melted helmet. Worse, he appears to be hoping for a response from it.
11th Aug '15 7:39:31 PM nombretomado
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* Similarly, in ''Marvel: The End'', {{Thanos}} has destroyed the whole universe, killed everyone else, and, alone in the emptiness, recites how it happened for the benefit of the reader. [[spoiler: In the last issue, we discover he was talking with the other survivor, his nemesis AdamWarlock]]
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* Similarly, in ''Marvel: The End'', {{Thanos}} has destroyed the whole universe, killed everyone else, and, alone in the emptiness, recites how it happened for the benefit of the reader. [[spoiler: In the last issue, we discover he was talking with the other survivor, his nemesis AdamWarlock]]ComicBook/AdamWarlock]]
29th Jul '15 6:28:28 PM foxley
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* Similarly, in "Marvel: The End", {{Thanos}} has destroyed the whole universe, killed everyone else, and, alone in the emptiness, recites how it happened for the benefit of the reader. [[spoiler: In the last issue, we discover he was talking with the other survivor, his nemesis AdamWarlock]] * At one point in {{Preacher}}, Jesse was separated from Tulip and Cassidy for a long stretch. Fortunately, he adopted a dog to talk to.
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* Similarly, in "Marvel: ''Marvel: The End", End'', {{Thanos}} has destroyed the whole universe, killed everyone else, and, alone in the emptiness, recites how it happened for the benefit of the reader. [[spoiler: In the last issue, we discover he was talking with the other survivor, his nemesis AdamWarlock]] * At one point in {{Preacher}}, ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'', Jesse was separated from Tulip and Cassidy for a long stretch. Fortunately, he adopted a dog to talk to.

* Similarly, in "Marvel: The End", {{Thanos}} has destroyed ** ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'': Esmeralda's song "God Help the whole universe, killed everyone else, and, alone in Outcasts" is delivered to the emptiness, recites how it happened for image of Christ hanging on the benefit of cross inside the reader. [[spoiler: In the last issue, we discover he was talking with the other survivor, his nemesis AdamWarlock]] * At one point in {{Preacher}}, Jesse was separated from Tulip and Cassidy for a long stretch. Fortunately, he adopted a dog to talk to.cathedral.

* Parodied in the movie ''The Big Bus'' where the hero's graveside monologue keeps getting drowned out by all of the ''other'' people in the cemetery delivering graveside monologues. Eventually he has to shout.
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* Parodied in the movie ''The Big Bus'' ''Film/TheBigBus'' where the hero's graveside monologue keeps getting drowned out by all of the ''other'' people in the cemetery delivering graveside monologues. Eventually he has to shout.

* ''Series/{{Mash}}'' has a variation of this in Season 4's "Hawkeye": Hawkeye gets in a jeep accident and walks to the home of a Korean farm family. Finding that he has a concussion, he conducts an episode-long running commentary to keep from falling asleep, addressing the various family members (none of whom speak English), the family dog, even some oxen in the farmyard. Not ''objects'', true, but none of them can talk back.
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* ''Series/{{Mash}}'' ''Series/{{MASH}}'' has a variation of this in Season 4's "Hawkeye": Hawkeye gets in a jeep accident and walks to the home of a Korean farm family. Finding that he has a concussion, he conducts an episode-long running commentary to keep from falling asleep, addressing the various family members (none of whom speak English), the family dog, even some oxen in the farmyard. Not ''objects'', true, but none of them can talk back.

* ''Series/{{Mash}}'' has a variation of this in Season 4's "Hawkeye": Hawkeye gets in a jeep accident and walks to In ''Series/NewTricks'', Jack would often discuss the home details of a Korean farm family. Finding that he has a concussion, he conducts an episode-long running commentary to keep from falling asleep, addressing the various family members (none of whom speak English), the family dog, even some oxen in the farmyard. Not ''objects'', true, but none of them can talk back.his current case with his wife's memorial stone.

* ''Series/{{Mash}}'' has a variation of this in Season 4's "Hawkeye": Hawkeye gets in a jeep accident and walks to the home of a Korean farm family. Finding that he has a concussion, he conducts an episode-long running commentary to keep from falling asleep, addressing the various family members (none of whom speak English), the family dog, even some oxen in the farmyard. Not ''objects'', true, but none of them can talk back.** Originally by Music/EricBogle.

-->''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'':
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-->''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'':** ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'':

* SquidRow. [[http://squidrowcomics.com/?p=344 A picture of Jesus]]+ * Woo, of Webcomic/SandraAndWoo acts as this to Larissa in [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2010/01/04/0126-secrets/ this strip]] from a longer story arc, revealing the fact that Larisa has a secret. The exact nature of the secret is yet to be revealed as at this writing.
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* SquidRow.''WbComic/SquidRow''. [[http://squidrowcomics.com/?p=344 A picture of Jesus]]+ * Woo, of Webcomic/SandraAndWoo ''Webcomic/SandraAndWoo'' acts as this to Larissa in [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2010/01/04/0126-secrets/ this strip]] from a longer story arc, revealing the fact that Larisa has a secret. The exact nature of the secret is yet to be revealed as at this writing.

* In one episode of the 2000s WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake series, Raspberry Torte vents her frustrations with her friends to a nearby bird, eventually coming to the [[AnAesop appropriate conclusion]].
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* In one episode of the 2000s WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'' series, Raspberry Torte vents her frustrations with her friends to a nearby bird, eventually coming to the [[AnAesop appropriate conclusion]].
14th May '15 10:32:31 PM Micah
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-->'''Aang''': I know you can't really talk. Pretending you can just helps me think.\\
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-->'''Aang''': --->'''Aang''': I know you can't really talk. Pretending you can just helps me think.\\
14th May '15 10:32:14 PM Micah
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** Aang does this with Momo. "I'm going to pretend I didn't pretend to hear that!"
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** Aang does this with Momo. "I'm -->'''Aang''': I know you can't really talk. Pretending you can just helps me think.\\ '''Momo''': *angry chitter*\\ '''Aang''': I'm going to pretend I didn't pretend to hear that!"that!
13th May '15 11:23:37 PM Micah
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* [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Aang and Momo]]. "I'm going to pretend I didn't pretend to hear that!"
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* [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': ** Aang and Momo]]. does this with Momo. "I'm going to pretend I didn't pretend to hear that!"that!" ** After Zuko's HeelFaceTurn, but before Aang has accepted him, Zuko spends a lot of time rehearsing what he's going to say to Aang in front of a large frog with markings that coincidentally resemble Aang's Air-tattoos.
29th Apr '15 5:57:14 AM erforce
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* AntiChrist Damien's ReasonYouSuckSpeech to statue of crucified Jesus in ''Film/TheFinalConflict''.
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* AntiChrist Damien's Damien Thorn's ReasonYouSuckSpeech to statue of crucified Jesus in ''Film/TheFinalConflict''.''Film/OmenIIITheFinalConflict''.
11th Aug '14 11:19:20 AM Morgenthaler
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Fan Myopia. Always show the work's name.
* [[Franchise/{{Spider-Man}} Peter Parker]] calls Mary-Jane on a pay phone in [[Film/{{Spider-Man}} his second movie]], but she doesn't answer. His quarter runs out, but he doesn't hang up, and spills the beans about his SecretIdentity and how ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies to [[strike:her]] the dead phone.
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* [[Franchise/{{Spider-Man}} Peter Parker]] Parker calls Mary-Jane on a pay phone in [[Film/{{Spider-Man}} his second movie]], ''Film/SpiderMan2'', but she doesn't answer. His quarter runs out, but he doesn't hang up, and spills the beans about his SecretIdentity and how ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies to [[strike:her]] the dead phone.
11th Aug '14 11:17:38 AM Morgenthaler
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Split animated films and live-action films. Added namespaces.
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[[folder:Film]][[folder:Films -- Animated]] * Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon: ** ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'': Even though Snow White has the typical FriendToAllLivingThings critters to talk to, she also talks to her reflection in the well from time to time. ** As does ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'', using a fountain. ** ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': Jasmine, ditto. ** ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'': Belle has a book discussion with some sheep and later complains about Gaston to some goats. However, unlike with most princesses, they don't seem to be able to understand her at all. [[/folder]] [[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]

* In another last-man-on-earth movie, ''The World, the Flesh and the Devil'', Harry Belafonte has a mannequin which he names "Snodgrass".
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* In another last-man-on-earth movie, ''The World, ''Film/TheWorld, the Flesh and the Devil'', Harry Belafonte has a mannequin which he names "Snodgrass".

* ''[[OhGod Oh, God! You Devil]]'' opens with the protagonist's father praying. * Even though {{Disney|AnimatedCanon}}'s ''Disney/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}}'' has the typical FriendToAllLivingThings critters to talk to, she also talks to her reflection in the well from time to time. ** As does ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'', using a fountain. ** [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Jasmine]], ditto. ** [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Belle]] has a book discussion with some sheep and later complains about Gaston to some goats. However, unlike with most princesses, they don't seem to be able to understand her at all.
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* ''[[OhGod ''[[Film/OhGod Oh, God! You Devil]]'' opens with the protagonist's father praying. * Even though {{Disney|AnimatedCanon}}'s ''Disney/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}}'' has the typical FriendToAllLivingThings critters to talk to, she also talks to her reflection in the well from time to time. ** As does ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'', using a fountain. ** [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Jasmine]], ditto. ** [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Belle]] has a book discussion with some sheep and later complains about Gaston to some goats. However, unlike with most princesses, they don't seem to be able to understand her at all.praying.

* Film/{{Happy|Gilmore}} [[http://youtu.be/0u5O2--9www?t=47s talks to his girlfriend through the apartment intercom]]. HilarityEnsues when she leaves. * AntiChrist Damien's ReasonYouSuckSpeech to statue of crucified Jesus in ''TheFinalConflict''.
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* Film/{{Happy|Gilmore}} ''Film/HappyGilmore'': Happy [[http://youtu.be/0u5O2--9www?t=47s talks to his girlfriend through the apartment intercom]]. HilarityEnsues when she leaves. * AntiChrist Damien's ReasonYouSuckSpeech to statue of crucified Jesus in ''TheFinalConflict''.''Film/TheFinalConflict''.
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