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23rd Jan '16 4:51:46 PM Eddy1215
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* In one episode of ''Series/{[Seinfeld}}'', Elaine grows frustrating over the barking of her neighbor's dog keeping her awake all night, and when her neighbor refuses to do anything about it, she enlists the help of Kramer and Newman to kidnap the dog and dump it off beyond the state border. In an example that takes this trope UpToEleven, the dog manages to find its way all the way back to its home. Even worse, thanks to a piece of Kramer's shirt it had ripped off before being dumped, the police were able to implicate him, Elaine, and Newman for dognapping.
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* In one episode of ''Series/{[Seinfeld}}'', ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', Elaine grows frustrating over the barking of her neighbor's dog keeping her awake all night, and when her neighbor refuses to do anything about it, she enlists the help of Kramer and Newman to kidnap the dog and dump it off beyond the state border. In an example that takes this trope UpToEleven, the dog manages to find its way all the way back to its home. Even worse, thanks to a piece of Kramer's shirt it had ripped off before while being dumped, abandoned, the police were able to implicate him, Elaine, and Newman for dognapping.
23rd Jan '16 4:50:34 PM Eddy1215
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* In one episode of ''Series/{[Seinfeld}}'', Elaine grows frustrating over the barking of her neighbor's dog keeping her awake all night, and when her neighbor refuses to do anything about it, she enlists the help of Kramer and Newman to kidnap the dog and dump it off beyond the state border. In an example that takes this trope UpToEleven, the dog manages to find its way all the way back to its home. Even worse, thanks to a piece of Kramer's shirt it had ripped off before being dumped, the police were able to implicate him, Elaine, and Newman for dognapping.
13th Jan '16 4:27:49 PM nombretomado
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* [[TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] has crossed over with WebVideo/BennettTheSage a number of times to review crummy anime (always against Spoony's will). The Diatron 5 review had Spoony lock the door to keep Bennett out, only to find that he's already in the room, right behind him.
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* [[TheSpoonyExperiment [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] has crossed over with WebVideo/BennettTheSage a number of times to review crummy anime (always against Spoony's will). The Diatron 5 review had Spoony lock the door to keep Bennett out, only to find that he's already in the room, right behind him.
20th Dec '15 4:28:05 AM StFan
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* The ''Thimble Theater'' storyline that would lead to ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'s introduction was that Castor Oyl's uncle Lubry Kent had an exotic pet bird -- a Whiffle Hen named Bernice. Whiffle Hens are famous for their ability not to be contained or killed, and Lubry bet a million dollars that Castor couldn't kill Bernice. And he didn't, though not for lack of trying. After a months worth of strips featuring Castor trying off Bernice in increasingly outlandish ways, Lubry left, taking Bernice with him. Initially relieved, Castor was stunned to find Bernice following him! As Lubry explained, this was because Bernice had taken a liking to Castor:
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* The ''Thimble Theater'' storyline that would lead to ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'s introduction was that Castor Oyl's uncle Lubry Kent had an exotic pet bird -- a Whiffle Hen named Bernice. Whiffle Hens are famous for their ability not to be contained or killed, and Lubry bet a million dollars that Castor couldn't can't kill Bernice. And he didn't, doesn't, though not for lack of trying. After a months worth of strips featuring Castor trying to off Bernice in increasingly outlandish ways, Lubry left, leaves, taking Bernice with him. Initially relieved, Castor was is stunned to find Bernice following him! As Lubry explained, explains, this was is because Bernice had has taken a liking to Castor:

* The ''ComicStrip/TomTheDancingBug'' strip for [[http://www.gocomics.com/tomthedancingbug/2003/01/04 January 4, 2003]] had Lucky Ducky trick Hollingsworth Hound. Lucky Ducky had died, but the wealthy dog found him alive in more than one place, consuming too many government services. It turned out that Lucky Ducky was a group of identical ducks.
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* The ''ComicStrip/TomTheDancingBug'' strip for [[http://www.gocomics.com/tomthedancingbug/2003/01/04 January 4, 2003]] had Lucky Ducky trick Hollingsworth Hound. Lucky Ducky had has died, but the wealthy dog found him alive in more than one place, consuming too many government services. It turned out that Lucky Ducky was is a group of identical ducks.

* Young Buddy does this for a little while to Mr. Incredible at the start of ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''. A desperate attempt to be named sidekick and an interesting likeness to this trope. [[spoiler: He also sort of does it in appearing to him later as the older, improved supervillain.]]
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* Young Buddy does this for a little while to Mr. Incredible at the start of ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''. A desperate attempt to be named sidekick and an interesting likeness to this trope. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He also sort of does it in appearing to him later as the older, improved supervillain.]]

* "The cat that kept coming back" was an important plot point in the Literature/JeevesAndWooster novel ''Aunts Aren't Gentlemen''.
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* "The cat that kept coming back" was is an important plot point in the Literature/JeevesAndWooster novel ''Aunts Aren't Gentlemen''.

* Self-referential in "The Chicken Song" from ''Series/SpittingImage'' -- you can't escape this song even if you holidayed in Mars.

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* Self-referential in "The Chicken Song" from ''Series/SpittingImage'' -- you can't escape this song even if you holidayed in on Mars.
30th Nov '15 2:08:13 AM eroock
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->''And you can fly to the other side of the world ->You know you'll only find ->I've reserved the seat behind you ->We can talk about old times''
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->''And ->''"And you can fly to the other side of the world ->You world\\ You know you'll only find ->I've find\\ I've reserved the seat behind you ->We you\\ We can talk about old times''times."''
28th Nov '15 5:24:41 AM erforce
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->-- {{Marillion}}, "The Uninvited Guest"
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->-- {{Marillion}}, -->-- '''Music/{{Marillion}}''', "The Uninvited Guest"

* The film ''{{It Follows}}'' is another example of the horror variation - no matter how far one runs, or even passes the curse, it can always, eventually, come back.
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* The film ''{{It Follows}}'' ''Film/ItFollows'' is another example of the horror variation - no matter how far one runs, or even passes the curse, it can always, eventually, come back.
31st Oct '15 5:23:43 PM nombretomado
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* In OHenry's "The Ransom of Red Chief", one of the kidnappers, Bill, gets so fed up with the titular kidnapee he tries to send the boy home. As he's reporting this to his partner Sam, the kid has unbeknownst to him snuck up behind him, and Sam gently points this out to Bill, after checking to see if there's any history of heart disease in his family.
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* In OHenry's Creator/OHenry's "The Ransom of Red Chief", one of the kidnappers, Bill, gets so fed up with the titular kidnapee he tries to send the boy home. As he's reporting this to his partner Sam, the kid has unbeknownst to him snuck up behind him, and Sam gently points this out to Bill, after checking to see if there's any history of heart disease in his family.
31st Oct '15 6:16:28 AM Morgenthaler
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If you're dealing with an object of similar tenacity see ClingyMacGuffin. For characters who keep coming back after being killed off, see DeathIsCheap. For people you can't get rid of even temporarily, see TheThingThatWouldNotLeave. Not to be confused with ''Anime/TheCatReturns'', or with ''[[Creator/DrSeuss The Cat in the Hat Comes Back]]''.
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If you're dealing with an object of similar tenacity see ClingyMacGuffin. For characters who keep coming back after being killed off, see DeathIsCheap. For people you can't get rid of even temporarily, see TheThingThatWouldNotLeave. TheThingThatWouldNotLeave. Not to be confused with ''Anime/TheCatReturns'', or with ''[[Creator/DrSeuss The Cat in the Hat Comes Back]]''.
24th Sep '15 6:47:49 AM Andyroid
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* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTSkWnKs9rM Creepy Doll]]" by Music/JohnathanCoulton has the eponymous CreepyDoll act like this, gradually [[SanitySlippage driving the protagonist insane]].
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* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTSkWnKs9rM Creepy Doll]]" by Music/JohnathanCoulton Music/JonathanCoulton has the eponymous CreepyDoll act like this, gradually [[SanitySlippage driving the protagonist insane]].
24th Sep '15 6:47:31 AM Andyroid
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%%* Jonathan Coulton's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTSkWnKs9rM "Creepy Doll"]].

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%%* Jonathan Coulton's [[http://www.* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTSkWnKs9rM "Creepy Doll"]].Creepy Doll]]" by Music/JohnathanCoulton has the eponymous CreepyDoll act like this, gradually [[SanitySlippage driving the protagonist insane]]. -->When you come home late the doll is waiting up for you\\ And when you fix a snack the doll says it would like one too\\ The doll is in your house and in your room and in your bed\\ The doll is in your eyes and in your arms and in your head\\ And you go crazy!
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