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7th Jun '16 2:35:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* Azimov's ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series: Hari Seldon sort of did these with the messages he left for the First {{Foundation}} in the Seldon Vault in Terminus City. However, these are not wills ''per se'', but rather his hints at what, given his science of psychohistory, is about to happen.

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* Azimov's ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series: Hari Seldon sort of did these with the messages he left for the First {{Foundation}} Foundation in the Seldon Vault in Terminus City. However, these are not wills ''per se'', but rather his hints at what, given his science of psychohistory, is about to happen.
20th May '16 1:58:38 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''QueerAsFolk'': Emmet's rich older boyfriend leaves him one.

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* ''QueerAsFolk'': ''Series/QueerAsFolk'': Emmet's rich older boyfriend leaves him one.
18th May '16 2:59:37 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''NewsRadio'' had one made by Jimmy James, but he wasn't quite dead, and it veered off to him talking about the Harlem Globetrotters.

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* ''NewsRadio'' ''Series/NewsRadio'' had one made by Jimmy James, but he wasn't quite dead, and it veered off to him talking about the Harlem Globetrotters.
14th May '16 9:38:45 PM nombretomado
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* An episode of MadAboutYou involved Jamie's ex dying from a bee-sting allergy and leaving a video will in which he confessed that he was still in love with her. Jamie is flattered if unnerved and Paul finds himself frustrated by a romantic gesture from an ex that he can't hope to top until/unless he's on his deathbed. TheStinger shows the ex as he was finishing recording the will, [[IncrediblyLamePun as a bee starts buzzing]] around his head and [[ForegoneConclusion he tries to swat at it…]]

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* An episode of MadAboutYou ''Series/MadAboutYou'' involved Jamie's ex dying from a bee-sting allergy and leaving a video will in which he confessed that he was still in love with her. Jamie is flattered if unnerved and Paul finds himself frustrated by a romantic gesture from an ex that he can't hope to top until/unless he's on his deathbed. TheStinger shows the ex as he was finishing recording the will, [[IncrediblyLamePun as a bee starts buzzing]] around his head and [[ForegoneConclusion he tries to swat at it…]]
7th May '16 12:29:43 PM nombretomado
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* On ''TheMiddleman'', the Middleman makes a video for Wendy in the event of his death for every episode, even when he's forced to do it while they're stuck in the same small quarantine chamber so she can hear what he's saying as he's recording it. He doesn't ever die, but she does get to watch the ones made for the first half of the season.

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* On ''TheMiddleman'', ''Series/TheMiddleman'', the Middleman makes a video for Wendy in the event of his death for every episode, even when he's forced to do it while they're stuck in the same small quarantine chamber so she can hear what he's saying as he's recording it. He doesn't ever die, but she does get to watch the ones made for the first half of the season.



* Done quite humorously in an episode of ''[[TheGeorgeLopezShow George Lopez]]'', in which the deceased leaves all of her money to her daughter Veronica, to be managed by a trustee. She manages to get in one last jab at her father-in-law before naming George as the trustee:

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* Done quite humorously in an episode of ''[[TheGeorgeLopezShow ''[[Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow George Lopez]]'', in which the deceased leaves all of her money to her daughter Veronica, to be managed by a trustee. She manages to get in one last jab at her father-in-law before naming George as the trustee:



* In one episode of ''TheMonkees'', there is an audio will recorded on a phonograph record.

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* In one episode of ''TheMonkees'', ''Series/TheMonkees'', there is an audio will recorded on a phonograph record.



* In ''Series/{{Eureka}}'', [[spoiler:Nathan Stark]] leaves a holographic one for Allison Blake in a piece of jewelery. She doesn't realize this, however, and when the thing activates randomly she begins to think she's losing it. (On a side note, it was not intended this way. [[spoiler:Nathan]] expected to give it to Allison as a gift to express his love, making the fact that it's his final message all the more touching and tragic.)

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* In ''Series/{{Eureka}}'', [[spoiler:Nathan Stark]] leaves a holographic one for Allison Blake in a piece of jewelery.jewelry. She doesn't realize this, however, and when the thing activates randomly she begins to think she's losing it. (On a side note, it was not intended this way. [[spoiler:Nathan]] expected to give it to Allison as a gift to express his love, making the fact that it's his final message all the more touching and tragic.)



* In the ''MurderSheWrote'' episode, "To the Last Will I Grapple With Thee", the murder victim left behind a video stating that if he died, he was likely murdered by his old enemy, a criminology professor from Ireland who was a friend of Jessica Fletcher's. [[spoiler: At the end of the episode, Jessica proved that her friend was innocent, that there was in fact no murder; the 'victim' committed suicide in a last desperate attempt to destroy his old foe by staging his death to look like he had been murdered.]]

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* In the ''MurderSheWrote'' ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' episode, "To the Last Will I Grapple With Thee", the murder victim left behind a video stating that if he died, he was likely murdered by his old enemy, a criminology professor from Ireland who was a friend of Jessica Fletcher's. [[spoiler: At the end of the episode, Jessica proved that her friend was innocent, that there was in fact no murder; the 'victim' committed suicide in a last desperate attempt to destroy his old foe by staging his death to look like he had been murdered.]]
26th Apr '16 11:40:31 PM aye_amber
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* Used in an episode of ''WKRPInCincinnati'', when one of Jennifer's elderly gentlemen friends dies and includes her in the execution of his will. He videotapes a message to be played for his various sponging relatives, at one point correctly mimicking one of their replies. As for Jennifer, whom the man's relatives assume is a mere gold digger, he requests she uses the rest of his money for a big parade. The relatives protest this seemingly ridiculous waste of money, but are stunned when Jennifer immediately starts making arrangements to fulfill his wishes without any thought of taking money for herself.

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* Used in an episode of ''WKRPInCincinnati'', ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati,'' when one of Jennifer's elderly gentlemen friends dies and includes her in the execution of his will. He videotapes a message to be played for his various sponging relatives, at one point correctly mimicking one of their replies. As for Jennifer, whom the man's relatives assume is a mere gold digger, he requests she uses the rest of his money for a big parade. The relatives protest this seemingly ridiculous waste of money, but are stunned when Jennifer immediately starts making arrangements to fulfill his wishes without any thought of taking money for herself.
11th Apr '16 11:14:48 PM DesmanaMoschata
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* ''Literature/{{Daemon}}'' and it's sequel ''Freedom™'' by Daniel Suarez has it as a central plot point [[spoiler:as Matthew Sobol, creator of the titular Daemon, dies just before the first novel begins, but leaves a series of recordings, playback of which is triggered by various events like news reports or a person arriving to some pre-set GPS coordinates]].
7th Apr '16 4:05:26 PM san7890
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* In''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' Adam and Jamie reference this specific trope, for the reason of them [[spoiler:cancelling their show]] [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/3480.html]]

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* In''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' In ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' Adam and Jamie reference this specific trope, for the reason of them [[spoiler:cancelling their show]] [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/3480.html]]
7th Apr '16 4:04:55 PM san7890
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* In''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' Adam and Jamie reference this specific trope, for the reason of them [[spoiler:cancelling their show]] [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/3480.html]]



* In''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' Adam and Jamie reference this specific trope, for the reason of them [[spoiler:cancelling their show]] [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/3480.html]]

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* In''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' Adam and Jamie reference this specific trope, for the reason of them [[spoiler:cancelling their show]] [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/3480.html]]
7th Apr '16 4:03:50 PM san7890
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*In''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' Adam and Jamie reference this specific trope, for the reason of them [[spoiler:cancelling their show]] [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/3480.html]]
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