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28th Jul '16 8:52:45 PM RevDave
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* In another last-man-on-earth movie, ''Film/TheWorld, 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, ''Film/TheWorld, the Flesh and the Devil'', ''Film/TheWorldTheFleshAndTheDevil'', Harry Belafonte has a mannequin which he names "Snodgrass".
13th Jul '16 6:51:16 PM Lullaby22
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* The eponymous protagonist of ''Series/CaitlinsWay'' would occasionally talk with her horse, Bandit, when she needed to work out a problem.
26th May '16 11:10:15 AM Willbyr
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* Kanako and Father Kanae from ''MariaHolic'' both give monologues to their deceased mothers.

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* Kanako and Father Kanae from ''MariaHolic'' ''Manga/MariaHolic'' both give monologues to their deceased mothers.
10th Mar '16 7:58:23 AM Goldfritha
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* In ''Literature/TheLordOfLornAndTheFalseSteward'', to evade ThePromise to never tell a person what the steward had done to him, the lord addresses his complaints to a horse. Ignoring the lady sitting there listening; that could be passed off as ExactEavesDropping.
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* In ''Literature/TheGooseGirl'', the princess forced into a goose girl job laments her fate to an iron stove, since she has made ThePromise not to tell a living soul.
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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.



** ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'': Esmeralda's song "God Help the Outcasts" is delivered to the image of Christ hanging on the cross inside the 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.



* In ''Series/NewTricks'', Jack would often discuss the details of his current case with his wife's memorial stone.



** 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!
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