->'''Helena:''' She lost her teeth yesterday. I said "If Mum were here, she'd find them. She's amazing at finding things." She said "If your Mum could find them, she must be a miracle worker."\\
'''Joanne:''' They'll be staring her in the face. They always are.\\
'''Helena:''' They were in the fridge.
-->-- ''Film/MirrorMask''

If someone loses an object, it will always be found in the last place they look. FridgeLogic maintains that this is because once they find it, they aren't looking for it any more, thus it's ''always'' in the last place they look. What they really mean is that it's the last place they ''would'' look.

The main example of this is when a character loses their [[BlindWithoutEm glasses]]. They will always, inevitably, have them on their head. Works with keys, books, and pretty much anything you can hold in your hand.

May frequently involve being HiddenInPlainSight. The character may also have FailedASpotCheck. As many folks can attest, this is TruthInTelevision.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In the PoliceProcedural parody chibi episode of ''Anime/ThePrinceOfTennis'', Inui misplaces his glasses and just about everybody gets hauled into the "office" as a potential thief... until he remembers that he'd simply forgotten to put them back on when he took them off to wash his face.
* In one chapter of ''Manga/SgtFrog'', Momoka falls out of a tree and lands on Chiruyo while both are [[StalkerWithACrush trying to take pictures of Fuyuki]]. Chiruyo loses her glasses, and [[BlindWithoutEm fruitlessly looks for them]], apparently unaware that she's still wearing them and they've just been pushed up onto her forehead.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In the ''WebAnimation/PonyDotMov'' series, the Elements of Harmony were up Spike's nose the entire time.

* The quote comes from ''Film/MirrorMask'', where Helena's mother is a good finder of things hidden. Helena eventually remembers what her mother told her to find the [=MirrorMask=] [[spoiler:which is ''inside'' a mirror]].

* The Polish poem for children ''Pan Hilary'' is about this.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Spaced}}'' used the glasses variation in the second episode with Daisy.
** {{Subverted|Trope}}, though: She was putting off doing some work, in various ways.
* From ''[[EmmetOttersJugBandChristmas Emmit Otter's Jugband Christmas]]'':
-->'''Ma Otter:''' Now, where'd I put that tea pot? [searches around whilst carrying said tea pot in her hand]
* ''Series/FawltyTowers''. The problem is further exacerbated because the woman is hard of hearing, and doesn't have her hearing aid turned on "because it runs the batteries down." Basil tries to convince her to turn it on, but she can't hear him, so he tries to write down the words "turn it on," but then remembers that she can't read without her reading glasses, which, as per the trope, are on her head.
* On ''Series/JustShootMe'', Dennis and Elliot make bets on how long it takes Jack to discover that his glasses are on his head.
* Brought up in ''[[Series/ThirtyRock 30 Rock]]'', when Kenneth loses a pair of Jack's pants and is looking for them.
-->'''Kenneth''': And I tried looking in the last place you'd ever expect. And NO, Mr. Donaghy's pants are NOT in the ladies' room of that laser tag place on Twelfth Avenue.
* Bernard in ''Series/BlackBooks'' is about to go on holiday, naturally he doesn't remember where he put it other than "It's in the house!". He put it somewhere safe so he spends 5 hours putting everything off the walls before walking over to his desk and saying I remember i put it over here but no, I can't find it. Cue "Did you check your desk Bernard?, Yes of cour-oh here it is."
* This line is said in an episode of ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' when the son Jake loses his UsefulNotes/NintendoDS. He spends the entire episode looking for it and finally finds it on his front lawn when he is about to take a whiz.
* In one episode of ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', Hilda the wardrobe lady asks Fozzie where her glasses are. (They're on her head) Fozzie is too busy practicing his 'Jokes on any subject' to be any help, and Hilda finds her glasses by herself.
* ''Series/TheMentalist'': Patrick Jane [[LampshadeHanging calls attention to this trope]] on several occasions.
-->'''Patrick''': You know the chance of finding something in the last possible place? It's not very high.

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* In comic strip ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}'', Jeremy's mom has done this with her car keys on occasion.

[[folder:Stand Up Comedy]]
* Creator/JeffFoxworthy once addressed the FridgeLogic side of this:
--> "Did you find your wallet?"
--> "Yeah, but I'm still looking."

* ''Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812'' has the cruel and crazy old Prince Bolkonsky panic, mid-song, when he realizes he cannot find his glasses, both very upset and afraid, and he bellows for them.
--> ''insolent girl! Insolent girl! Where...where are my glasses? Where are they? Where are my glasses? Oh, God...I'm frightened...Oh, God, I've aged...I've aged so very much...where are they? Where are my glasses? Where are my glasses, where are they? WHERE ARE MY GLASSES?!?"
As his [[ExtremeDoormat daughter Princess Mary]] notes, [[TearJerker rather heartbreakingly,]] they're on his head the whole time.


[[folder:Video Games]]
* In the InteractiveFiction game ''VideoGame/{{Shade}}'', there are several possible places your tickets can be (in your coat, in your luggage, among the papers on your desk). The game makes sure that whichever order you search in, they're always in the LastPlaceYouLook.
* Parodied in ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople: 8-Bit is Enough'', when Homestar says that he continues looking even after he's found what he's looking for, "just to make sure".

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* In the early ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' story "Literature/WhereMyHatIsAt", Homestar finds he somehow left his hat in the refrigerator, "between the milk and the cold ones".

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* On ''WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs'', Little Dog lost a bone by putting it on his head (and spent an entire episode searching the entire world and space for it).
* Grandpa from ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' does this immediately after delivering a "I've been around a long time, so don't think you can ever pull one over on me kid. I'm too smart for you" talk.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'', Dora and group must travel to the Big Red Chicken's party to help him find his cake... which was balanced on his head. [[RuleOfPerception At least the camera angles concealed this fact]].
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Lesson Zero," Rarity has lost her purple ribbon and is acting like a complete {{drama queen}} while searching for it. When she finds it, she says the trope name.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', a nasalmancer, a wizard who practices nose magic (Grim admits it "isn't a very popular school of wizardry") steals Billy's nose, [[ItMakesSenseInContext claiming he lost his own.]] Before chasing after him, Mandy deduces that when someone loses something, chances are it's in the pocket of his other pants - and sure enough, that's where the guy's nose it.

* Very much TruthInTelevision, too.
* Pretty much always, since finding means you stop looking, so where you've found it is the last place you'd look. Yes, the phrase really means "the last place you'd ''think of''", but most people looking for things think where they're going to look on-the-fly, rather than making an exhaustive list of All The Places and going though them systematically.
* [[DroppedGlasses Glasses are a particularly nefarious thing to lose]], particularly for very nearsighted people, who often only remove them to sleep or bathe; [[BlindWithoutEm the very thing they need to see is the thing they cannot find]]. Still, better than dropping a contact lens.