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* In ''Film/ForrestGump'', Jenny and Forrest are taking a stroll when they come across Jenny's old house, where she suffered much childhood abuse. She starts throwing rocks at it until she eventually just breaks down sobbing. Later on [[spoiler: after Jenny's death]] Forrest has the place demolished.
* ''Film/{{Gooby}}'': While Gooby and Willy are walking around in a forest, they stumble upon a run-down building that turns out to be Willy's dad's childhood home. [[spoiler:Becomes a bonding experience between Willy and his dad when Willy falls through the floor]].
* In ''Film/TheOddWayHome'', [[spoiler:Maya and Duncan visit the small, run-down house where Maya grew up with her AbusiveParents. Her mother is as cruel as ever, but her father is dead, and her mother gives her the ashes. Maya is surprised to see that her mother kept her childhood doll, but [[SymbolicallyBrokenObject her mother tosses the doll into the fire as soon as the two of them leave]].]]



* In ''Film/TheOddWayHome'', [[spoiler:Maya and Duncan visit the small, run-down house where Maya grew up with her AbusiveParents. Her mother is as cruel as ever, but her father is dead, and her mother gives her the ashes. Maya is surprised to see that her mother kept her childhood doll, but [[SymbolicallyBrokenObject her mother tosses the doll into the fire as soon as the two of them leave]].]]
* ''Film/{{Gooby}}'': While Gooby and Willy are walking around in a forest, they stumble upon a run-down building that turns out to be Willy's dad's childhood home. [[spoiler:Becomes a bonding experience between Willy and his dad when Willy falls through the floor]].
* In ''Film/ForrestGump'', Jenny and Forrest are taking a stroll when they come across Jenny's old house, where she suffered much childhood abuse. She starts throwing rocks at it until she eventually just breaks down sobbing. Later on [[spoiler: after Jenny's death]] Forrest has the place demolished.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Grandpa vs Sexual Inadequacy", Abe takes Homer to the farmhouse where they lived before moving to Springfield, but visiting the house causes Homer to have flashbacks of Abe being a [[AbusiveParents neglectful and unsupportive father towards him]], and they have an argument which ends with Homer vowing never to speak to Abe again. They reconcile at the end of the episode... [[LetThePastBurn as the farmhouse burns to the ground]].
* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': As quoted above, in the episode Monster Bash, the temple Star is throwing her monster/mewman party in was [[spoiler:Miss Heinous' nursery, and revealed that she is a member of the Butterfly family, namely, Queen Eclipsa's daughter.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Grandpa vs vs. Sexual Inadequacy", Abe takes Homer to the farmhouse where they lived before moving to Springfield, but visiting the house causes Homer to have flashbacks of Abe being a [[AbusiveParents neglectful and unsupportive father towards him]], and they have an argument which ends with Homer vowing never to speak to Abe again. They reconcile at the end of the episode... [[LetThePastBurn as the farmhouse burns to the ground]].
* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': As quoted above, in the episode Monster Bash, "Monster Bash", the temple Star is throwing her monster/mewman party in was [[spoiler:Miss Heinous' nursery, and revealed that she is a member of the Butterfly family, namely, Queen Eclipsa's daughter.]]

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* In ''Film/ForrestGump'', Jenny and Forrest are taking a stroll when they come across Jenny's old house, where she suffered much childhood abuse. She starts throwing rocks at it until she eventually just breaks down sobbing. Later on [[spoiler: after Jenny's death]] Forrest has the place demolished.

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* In ''Literature/WhenMyHeartJoinsTheThousand'', Alvie drives Stanley to the now-deserted house in the countryside where she lived with her mother for eleven years before becoming a FosterKid.


* ''Film/Gooby'': While Gooby and Willy are walking around in a forest, they stumble upon a run-down building that turns out to be Willy's dad's childhood home. [[spoiler:Becomes a bonding experience between Willy and his dad when Willy falls through the floor]].

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* ''Film/Gooby'': ''Film/{{Gooby}}'': While Gooby and Willy are walking around in a forest, they stumble upon a run-down building that turns out to be Willy's dad's childhood home. [[spoiler:Becomes a bonding experience between Willy and his dad when Willy falls through the floor]].

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* ''Film/Gooby'': While Gooby and Willy are walking around in a forest, they stumble upon a run-down building that turns out to be Willy's dad's childhood home. [[spoiler:Becomes a bonding experience between Willy and his dad when Willy falls through the floor]].


* Music/SimonAndGarfunkel's last major hit together, 1975's "My Little Town" is a bittersweet reflection of their hometown as a young man visits for the first time in several years. After the usual memories of school, riding his bike past the old factory, mother hanging sheets in the wind and so forth, the return home recalls a different kind of memory: A restless desire to leave for the bright lights of bigger towns, and an implication that many younger people have also left for greener pastures ("''Nothin' but the dead and dyin' back in my little town''"). The second musical guests on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' when it debuted in October 1975, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel were the musical guests and performed this song as part of their set list.

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* Music/SimonAndGarfunkel's last major hit together, 1975's "My Little Town" is a bittersweet reflection of their a young man's hometown as a young man he visits for the first time in several years. After the usual memories of school, riding his bike past the old factory, his mother hanging sheets in the wind and so forth, the return home recalls a different kind of memory: A restless desire to leave for the bright lights of bigger towns, and an implication that many younger people have also left for greener pastures ("''Nothin' but the dead and dyin' back in my little town''"). The second musical guests on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' when it debuted in October 1975, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel were the musical guests and performed this song as part of their set list.

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* Subverted in season 2 of ''Series/OnceUponATime,'' when Snow and Emma get trapped in the Enchanted Forest. Snow and Emma stumble upon the room Snow and Charming had decorated as Emma's nursery, but Emma didn't actually spend any time in. The memories are Snow's, and she laments the memories Emma ''should'' have, of that room and their family, but doesn't.


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* ''Film/WildThing'': As an adult, Wild Thing stumbles upon the HippieVan, now dilapidated and overgrown, in which he lived with his parents before their murder.
* In ''Film/TheOddWayHome'', [[spoiler:Maya and Duncan visit the small, run-down house where Maya grew up with her AbusiveParents. Her mother is as cruel as ever, but her father is dead, and her mother gives her the ashes. Maya is surprised to see that her mother kept her childhood doll, but [[SymbolicallyBrokenObject her mother tosses the doll into the fire as soon as the two of them leave]].]]

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* ''Film/WildThing'': As an adult, Wild Thing stumbles upon the HippieVan, now dilapidated and overgrown, in which he lived with his parents before their murder.
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* In ''Film/TheOddWayHome'', [[spoiler:Maya and Duncan visit ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'', Anya goes to the small, run-down house where Maya grew up with abandoned Winter Palace in search of Dimitri so he can help her AbusiveParents. Her mother is as cruel as ever, but get an exit visa. Due to her father is dead, and her mother gives her the ashes. Maya is surprised to see amnesia, she doesn't know that her mother kept she spent much of her childhood doll, but [[SymbolicallyBrokenObject her mother tosses the doll into the fire as soon as the two Grand Duchess Anastasia in this palace. But as she explores it, she feels as if it's "like a memory from a dream," then sings the song "Once Upon a December" (which unbeknownst to her, was a lullaby her grandmother used to sing) and has a fantasy/flashback of them leave]].]]a grand ball with her family.


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* ''Film/WildThing'': As an adult, Wild Thing stumbles upon the HippieVan, now dilapidated and overgrown, in which he lived with his parents before their murder.
* In ''Film/TheOddWayHome'', [[spoiler:Maya and Duncan visit the small, run-down house where Maya grew up with her AbusiveParents. Her mother is as cruel as ever, but her father is dead, and her mother gives her the ashes. Maya is surprised to see that her mother kept her childhood doll, but [[SymbolicallyBrokenObject her mother tosses the doll into the fire as soon as the two of them leave]].]]
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* In ''Film/TheOddWayHome'', [[spoiler:Maya and Duncan visit the small, run-down house where Maya grew up with her AbusiveParents. Her mother is as cruel as ever, but her father is dead, and her mother gives her the ashes. Maya is surprised to see that her mother kept her childhood doll, but [[SymbolicallyBrokenObject her mother tosses the doll into the fire as soon as the two of them leave]].]]


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* ''Film/WildThing'': As an adult, Wild Thing stumbles upon the HippieVan, now dilapidated and overgrown, in which he lived with his parents before their murder.
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* ''Film/WildThing'': As an adult, Wild Thing stumbles upon the HippieVan, now dilapidated and overgrown, in which he lived with his parents before their murder.
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* One episode of ''Series/TheGifted'' sees Blink tracking down and returning to the orphanage where she grew up.


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* ''Film/WildThing'': As an adult, Wild Thing stumbles upon the HippieVan, now dilapidated and overgrown, in which he lived with his parents before their murder.


* In the Literature/MissMarple novel ''Sleeping Murder'', Gwenda Reed finds that the house she's moved into is where she lived as a toddler, though she'd had no conscious recollection of it.

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* In the Literature/MissMarple novel ''Sleeping Murder'', ''Literature/SleepingMurder'', Gwenda Reed finds that the house she's moved into is where she lived as a toddler, though she'd had no conscious recollection of it.


SubTrope of MemoryTropes. Compare AmnesiacHero, TheresNoPlaceLikeHome.

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SubTrope of MemoryTropes. Compare AmnesiacHero, TheresNoPlaceLikeHome.
TheresNoPlaceLikeHome, RediscoveringRootsTrip.


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-->-- '''Miss Heinous''', ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', "Monster Bash"






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