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2nd May '17 8:50:07 AM DoctorDetective
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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', after [[spoiler: Thane Krios]] succumbs to his wounds, he visibly keeps breathing and blinking, even after Shepard [[DiesWideOpen closes his eyes]]. Seen [[https://youtu.be/mDbWOz8ReI4?t=388 here]].
25th Mar '17 8:43:05 AM PaulA
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!!!In fiction
* In ''Series/ThirtyRock'', Jenna Maroney is cast as a corpse in a police procedural, but being a self-obsessed LargeHam goes off book and ad libs being NotQuiteDead, to the point of trying to set up a spinoff for her nameless victim character.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Peter [[CutawayGag reminisces]] about the time he played a corpse on ''Series/LawAndOrder'', "until I got that itch in my crotch."
* In ''Series/{{Friends}}'', Joey has done this three times. The first time was when he was hired to play a dying man in a film starring Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme. After several ruined takes, the script was simply altered to that the guy was dead instead. The second time occurred when Joey was on ''Series/LawAndOrder'' as a murder victim, but the scenes where he was shown alive were cut, so all we see is his body covered with a white sheet being carted out on a gurney. Finally, when he was rehired by ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'' where his character was still in a coma several years after falling down an elevator shaft. It's lampshaded by Susan Sarandon's character who exclaims "That was ''a person''?!".
* In ''Film/ItsAVeryMerryMuppetChristmasMovie'', Miss Piggy can't be part of the Muppet Theatre's Christmas show because she has a very important guest role in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. She turns out to be a dead patient under a sheet but keeps trying to force in a miraculous recovery, to the annoyance of the ''Scrubs'' cast.
* In Creator/MaryRenault's ''The Mask of Apollo'', the narrator Nikeratos tells of his first real acting role at the age of about seven: Astyanax, son of Hector, in Creator/{{Euripides}}'s ''Theatre/TheTrojanWomen''. Near the end of the play he is brought onstage as a corpse, and only has to lie still ... except that at the performance, he is so affected by the speech of the actor playing Hecuba that he has to struggle mightily not to burst into audible weeping.
-->'''Kroisos/Hecuba (in an undertone):''' Be quiet, you little bastard, you're dead!
* Parodied in a ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketch, which had a corpse under a white sheet fart loudly and visibly. This one may be a parody, but it's also TruthInTelevision: bodies can still exhale methane after death. And yes, that includes through farting.
* Parodied in the WebVideo/{{Smosh}} video ''If Scary Movies were Real''.
-->'''Ian (in a ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' torture chamber):''' Why is that dead body breathing?\\
'''Body (punches the floor):''' DAMMIT!

!!!In real life



* In the premiere episode of ''{{Climax}}'', an anthology of dramatic adaptations performed live, the corpse actually got up and walked away, unaware that the cameras were rolling. See [[http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/deadman.asp this]] ''{{WebSite/Snopes}}'' link.

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* In the premiere episode of ''{{Climax}}'', ''Series/{{Climax}}'', an anthology of dramatic adaptations performed live, the corpse actually got up and walked away, unaware that the cameras were rolling. See [[http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/deadman.asp this]] ''{{WebSite/Snopes}}'' link.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has had many examples, especially in the Classic series where a combination of NoBudget preventing edits, [actors who didn't care and a really high body count often metastises into this. Happens a lot less often in the revival:

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has had many examples, especially in the Classic series where a combination of NoBudget preventing edits, [actors actors who didn't care and a really high body count often metastises into this. Happens a lot less often in the revival:



* Parodied in a ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketch, which had a corpse under a white sheet fart loudly and visibly. This one may be a parody, but it's also TruthInTelevision: bodies can still exhale methane after death. And yes, that includes through farting.



* Parodied in the WebVideo/{{Smosh}} video ''If Scary Movies were Real.''
-->'''Ian (in a ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' torture chamber):''' Why is that dead body breathing?
-->'''Body (punches the floor):''' DAMMIT!



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Peter [[CutawayGag reminisces]] about the time he played a corpse on ''Series/LawAndOrder'', "until I got that itch in my crotch."
* An in-universe example in ''Series/ThirtyRock'', when Jenna Maroney is cast as a corpse in a police procedural, but being a self-obsessed LargeHam goes off book and ad libs being NotQuiteDead, to the point of trying to set up a spinoff for her nameless victim character.
* In universe in ''Series/{{Friends}}'', Joey has done this three times. The first time was when he was hired to play a dying man in a film starring Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme. After several ruined takes, the script was simply altered to that the guy was dead instead. The second time occurred when Joey was on ''Series/LawAndOrder'' as a murder victim, but the scenes where he was shown alive were cut, so all we see is his body covered with a white sheet being carted out on a gurney. Finally, when he was rehired by ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'' where his character was still in a coma several years after falling down an elevator shaft. It's lampshaded by Susan Sarandon's character who exclaims "That was ''a person''?!".



* In Universe example in ''Film/ItsAVeryMerryMuppetChristmasMovie'', when Miss Piggy can't be part of the Muppet Theatre's Christmas show because she has a very important guest role in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. She turns out to be a dead patient under a sheet but keeps trying to force in a miraculous recovery, to the annoyance of the ''Scrubs'' cast.
* A literary example occurs in Creator/MaryRenault's ''The Mask of Apollo.'' The narrator Nikeratos tells of his first real acting role at the age of about seven: Astyanax, son of Hector, in Euripides's ''The Trojan Women.'' Near the end of the play he is brought onstage as a corpse, and only has to lie still ... except that at the performance, he is so affected by the speech of the actor playing Hecuba that he has to struggle mightily not to burst into audible weeping.
-->'''Kroisos/Hecuba (in an undertone):''' Be quiet, you little bastard, you're dead!
25th Mar '17 8:41:29 AM PaulA
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* TheLivingDead: In "Let's Get Some Air", the reveal that the team makes it out alive thanks to the oxygen coming back online in time is spoiled by paying close attention to Mark before the reveal. His actor is noticeably breathing.

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* TheLivingDead: ''Series/MechX4'': In "Let's Get Some Air", the reveal that the team makes it out alive thanks to the oxygen coming back online in time is spoiled by paying close attention to Mark before the reveal. His actor is noticeably breathing.
9th Feb '17 12:49:27 AM Kvaseren
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* In ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'', after Marcus Aurelius has died and Lucilla greets Commodus as new emperor, with the dead body in the foreground, Richard Harris is visibly breathing.
22nd Nov '16 5:58:59 PM tenuousbreaker
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* TheLivingDead: In "Let's Get Some Air", the reveal that the team makes it out alive thanks to the oxygen coming back online in time is spoiled by paying close attention to Mark before the reveal. His actor is noticeably breathing.
21st Aug '16 9:58:25 AM eroock
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18th Aug '16 2:14:33 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has had many examples, especially in the Classic series where a combination of NoBudget preventing edits, [[TheyJustDidntCare actors who didn't care]] and a really high body count often metastises into this. Happens a lot less often in the revival:

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has had many examples, especially in the Classic series where a combination of NoBudget preventing edits, [[TheyJustDidntCare actors [actors who didn't care]] care and a really high body count often metastises into this. Happens a lot less often in the revival:
12th Jul '16 5:33:14 PM bombadil211
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* In Universe example in ''Film/ItsAVeryMerryMuppetChristmasMovie'', when Miss Piggy can't be part of the Muppet Theatre's Christmas show because she has a very important guest role in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. She turns out to be a dead patient under a sheet.

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* In Universe example in ''Film/ItsAVeryMerryMuppetChristmasMovie'', when Miss Piggy can't be part of the Muppet Theatre's Christmas show because she has a very important guest role in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. She turns out to be a dead patient under a sheet.sheet but keeps trying to force in a miraculous recovery, to the annoyance of the ''Scrubs'' cast.
7th Jun '16 1:34:05 PM margdean56
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* A literary example occurs in Creator/MaryRenault's ''The Mask of Apollo.'' The narrator Nikeratos tells of his first real acting role at the age of about seven: Astyanax, son of Hector, in Euripides's ''The Trojan Women.'' Near the end of the play he is brought onstage as a corpse, and only has to lie still ... except that at the performance, he is so affected by the speech of the actor playing Hecuba that he has to struggle mightily not to burst into audible weeping.
-->'''Kroisos/Hecuba (in an undertone):''' Be quiet, you little bastard, you're dead!
7th Jun '16 3:31:57 AM DaibhidC
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* In Universe example in ''Film/ItsAVeryMerryMuppetChristmasMovie'', when Miss Piggy can't be part of the Muppet Theatre's Christmas show because she has a very important guest role in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. She turns out to be a dead patient under a sheet.
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