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* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1987'': This forms the last blow-up in a long, bitter history between Myndi Mayer and her sister Lili. After their abusively traditional father (who, among other things, worked their mother to an early grave) succumbs to Alzheimer's, Lili - who'd played DaddysGirl all her life mostly to spite Myndi - puts him in a "snake pit" of a nursing home. The disowned Myndi, by now an accomplished businesswoman, transfers him to the best facility she can find as a way of "buying" his love ([[ShaggyDogStory not that it really works]], since the old man's mind has decayed so far that he thinks Myndi is Lili on every single visit).

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'' may well have the MostTriumphantExample: Happy Endings Retirement Home is a straight-up ''slave plantation'' where the elderly are forced to harvest okra.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'' may well have the MostTriumphantExample: Taken UpToEleven in ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'': Happy Endings Retirement Home is a straight-up ''slave plantation'' where the elderly are forced to harvest okra.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'' may well have the MostTriumphantExample: Happy Endings Retirement Home is a straight-up ''slave plantation'' where the elderly are forced to harvest okra.


* In ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'', after finding out that his now-senile mother [[spoiler:put amphetamines in his daughter's tea, thus making her ill]], Bojack punishes her by putting her in the worst nursing home he could find.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'', after finding out that his now-senile mother [[spoiler:put amphetamines in his daughter's tea, Hollyhock's coffee, thus making her ill]], Bojack [=BoJack=] punishes her by putting her in the worst nursing home he could find.find, which looks pretty rundown and has her room overlooking a dumpster.





* ''Fanfic/TheMerryGoRoundBrokeDown'': Happy Shiny Fun-Fun Retirement Palace is a sad, broken down place where only the most forgotten toons live. Guys like George Jetson (but not his wife, Jane, who ran off with another man decades ago) and Captain Caveman.

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* ''Fanfic/TheMerryGoRoundBrokeDown'': Happy Shiny Fun-Fun Retirement Palace is a sad, broken down place where only the most forgotten toons live. Guys toons, guys like George Jetson (but not his wife, Jane, who ran off with another man decades ago) and Captain Caveman.
Caveman, live.



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* Averted in ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' with the Sunshine Home, where Edith first works as a volunteer, then as an employee. It doesn't have a lot of frills, but has a warm, laid-back ambiance and the residents are happy. The one time Edith does CPR, it's on a visitor, a 40ish high-stress businessman who has a heart attack at his mom's birthday party.


* The Retirement Castle in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is a perfect example of this. The orderlies even go out of their way to make life miserable for the elderly to keep them docile and zombie-like, because it makes their jobs easier. In early seasons, the home was portrayed as a totally drab and depressing place, although back then the staff ''did'' at least take care of them.

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* The Retirement Castle in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is a perfect example of this. The orderlies even go out of their way to make life miserable for the elderly to keep them docile and zombie-like, because it makes their jobs easier. In early seasons, the home was portrayed as a totally drab and depressing place, although back then the staff ''did'' at least take care of them. Even back then, the Retirement Castle's [[OurSloganIsTerrible slogan]], "[[BlackComedy Where the Elderly Go to Hide from the Inevitable]]," really told you all you need to know about the place.


* "Grandma", the last episode of ''If I Had A Million'' (1932), is about Idylwood, a 'rest place for elderly ladies' run by Mrs. Garvey (Blanche Frederici) who makes the girls sit in rocking chairs in drab uniforms and won't allow cats, cards or even a little cooking. Feisty Mary Walker (May Robson) often stands up to the old bitch... and she's the one who gets a million dollars from tycoon John Glidden, who's giving his fortune away to random strangers instead of his greedy relatives. She turns Idylwood into a private club with luxurious furnishings, party nights with gentlemen friends (including Glidden, who takes quite a shine to Mary) and, of course, cats everywhere. What do the old staff get paid to do? Sit in their rocking chairs and [[TakeThat rock, and nothing else]].

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* "Grandma", the last episode of ''If I Had A Million'' (1932), is about Idylwood, a 'rest place for elderly ladies' run by Mrs. Garvey (Blanche Frederici) who makes the girls sit in rocking chairs in drab uniforms and won't allow cats, cards or even a little cooking. Feisty Mary Walker (May Robson) often stands up to the old bitch... and she's the one who gets a million dollars from tycoon John Glidden, who's giving his fortune away to random strangers instead of his greedy relatives. She turns Idylwood into a private club with luxurious furnishings, party nights with gentlemen friends (including Glidden, who takes quite a shine to Mary) and, of course, cats everywhere. [[note]]It wasn't until the mid-1980s that the therapeutic value of allowing pets to either visit or stay full-time in assisted living and elder care places began to be acknowledged.[[/note]] What do the old staff get paid to do? Sit in their rocking chairs and [[TakeThat rock, and nothing else]].


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* ''Fanfic/TheMerryGoRoundBrokeDown'': Happy Shiny Fun-Fun Retirement Palace is a sad, broken down place where only the most forgotten toons live. Guys like George Jetson (but not his wife, Jane, who ran off with another man decades ago) and Captain Caveman.

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* Carlotta gives her kittens to a retirement center in ''Literature/CatPack''. It's well-kept but lonely, so she wants her kittens to brighten up the place.



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* Carl Reiner's dark farce ''Where's Papa?'' has a scene where the lead character tours a Dickensian nursing home that he's considering putting his senile mother in.

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* Carl Reiner's dark farce ''Where's Papa?'' Poppa?'' has a scene where the lead character tours a Dickensian nursing home that he's considering putting his senile mother in.


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* ''I Never Sang for My Father'' has Creator/GeneHackman's character touring one of these in anticipation of having to house his aging father there, and being overcome with horror and guilt.

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* "Grandma", the last episode of ''If I Had A Million'' (1932), is about Idylwood, a 'rest place for elderly ladies' run by Mrs. Garvey (Blanche Frederici) who makes the girls sit in rocking chairs in drab uniforms and won't allow cats, cards or even a little cooking. Feisty Mary Walker (May Robson) often stands up to the old bitch... and she's the one who gets a million dollars from tycoon John Glidden, who's giving his fortune away to random strangers instead of his greedy relatives. She turns Idylwood into a private club with luxurious furnishings, party nights with gentlemen friends (including Glidden, who takes quite a shine to Mary) and, of course, cats everywhere. What do the old staff get paid to do? Sit in their rocking chairs and [[TakeThat rock, and nothing else]].


* The Retirement Castle in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is a perfect example of this. The orderlies even go out of their way to make life miserable for the elderly to keep them docile and zombie-like, because it makes their jobs easier.

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* The Retirement Castle in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is a perfect example of this. The orderlies even go out of their way to make life miserable for the elderly to keep them docile and zombie-like, because it makes their jobs easier. In early seasons, the home was portrayed as a totally drab and depressing place, although back then the staff ''did'' at least take care of them.



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' has the cast leave Toot in a nursing home because they realize that she's technically in her 80's (despite toons not aging), and a few out of context moments make them think she's senile. The nursing home is a filthy mess, but this trope ends up being subverted when its revealed that ''there is no such thing as Alzheimers''. Old people just fake it to get their loved ones to pay for a nursing home where they can be pampered and they can treat the staff like shit with no consequence.

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' has the cast leave Toot in a nursing home because they realize that she's technically in her 80's (despite toons 'toons not aging), and a few out of context out-of-context moments make them think she's senile. The nursing home is a filthy mess, but this trope ends up being subverted when its revealed that ''there is no such thing as Alzheimers''.Alzheimer's''. Old people just fake it to get their loved ones to pay for a nursing home where they can be pampered and they can treat the staff like shit with no consequence.


* ''Nick Nickleby'', Creator/TheBBC's 2012 SettingUpdate of ''Literature/NicholasNickleby'' replaces Dotheboys Hall, the BoardingSchoolOfHorrors Nicholas works at and is horrified by, with an equally unpleasant carehome named Douthe''olds'' Hall.

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* ''Nick Nickleby'', Creator/TheBBC's 2012 SettingUpdate of ''Literature/NicholasNickleby'' replaces Dotheboys Hall, the BoardingSchoolOfHorrors Nicholas works at and is horrified by, with an equally unpleasant carehome named Douthe''olds'' Dothe''olds'' Hall.


* Creator/TheBBC's 2012 SettingUpdate of ''Literature/NicholasNickleby'' replaces Dotheboys Hall, the BoardingSchoolOfHorrors Nicholas works at and is horrified by, with an equally unpleasant carehome named Douthe''olds'' Hall.

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* ''Nick Nickleby'', Creator/TheBBC's 2012 SettingUpdate of ''Literature/NicholasNickleby'' replaces Dotheboys Hall, the BoardingSchoolOfHorrors Nicholas works at and is horrified by, with an equally unpleasant carehome named Douthe''olds'' Hall.



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* Creator/TheBBC's 2012 SettingUpdate of ''Literature/NicholasNickleby'' replaces Dotheboys Hall, the BoardingSchoolOfHorrors Nicholas works at and is horrified by, with an equally unpleasant carehome named Douthe''olds'' Hall.

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