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* The Creator/DustinHoffman flick ''Film/LittleBigMan''.
* Creator/WoodyAllen provides this kind of narration for ''Film/RadioDays'' and ''Film/BroadwayDannyRose''.

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* ''Film/TheLoneRanger'': Tonto in 1933.

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* Creator/JamesJoyce's short story "Araby"
* ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird''

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* ''Series/TheWonderYears'': The TropeCodifier
* ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris'', narrated by comedian Chris Rock.

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* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Winner_(TV_series) The Winner]]''
* ''Series/TheWaltons''
* ''Series/CallTheMidwife''
* ''Series/TheGoldbergs''
* ''Series/FreshOffTheBoat'' (only in season 1)

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* In ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', Turaga Vakama is sometimes this.

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* ''Webcomic/HowIKilledYourMaster''-- shoot, it's right there in the name!

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* ''WEsternAnimation/JakersTheAdventuresOfPiggleyWinks''

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* ''WEsternAnimation/JakersTheAdventuresOfPiggleyWinks''The FramingDevice in ''WesternAnimation/JakersTheAdventuresOfPiggleyWinks'' is an old Piggley reminiscing the good times when he was a kid.



* ''WeesternAnimation/RegularShow'' featured this in "Skips' Story."

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* ''Film/SummerOf42'' - A man reminisces about [[CaptainObvious the summer of 1942]], during which he lost his virginity at 15.

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* ''Film/SummerOf42'' - A man reminisces about [[CaptainObvious the summer of 1942]], 1942, during which he lost his virginity at 15.


* ''Series/FreshOfTheBoat'' (only in season 1)

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* ''Series/FreshOfTheBoat'' ''Series/FreshOffTheBoat'' (only in season 1)

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* ''Series/FreshOfTheBoat'' (only in season 1)


* ''Series/TheWonderYears''

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* ''Series/TheWonderYears''''Series/TheWonderYears'': The TropeCodifier


* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLongLongHoliday,'' the narrator is an elderly [[CheerfulChild Colette]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLongLongHoliday,'' the narrator is an elderly [[CheerfulChild Colette]].Colette]], recalling her and her brother's adventures during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLongLongHoliday,'' the narrator is an elderly [[CheerfulChild Colette]].

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* A ''Film/MaryPoppins'' Read-Along cassette[[note]]later re-released on CD and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rx_QO7-0STc digital]][[/note]] framed the story as an older Jane Banks (voiced by Karen Dotrice, who played her in the movie) recalling the misadventures she and Michael experienced while under Mary Poppins' care.


This is a specific type of FramingDevice, a [[PointOfView first-person]] {{Narrator}} who is looking back on his experiences. Generally (not always), it's an adult looking back at his childhood. These stories are generally big on nostalgia, but they also attempt to capture the naïveté and confusion so prominent in childhood. Since it's the author looking back on things, we may get {{Unreliable Voiceover}}s or other inconsistencies, but we also tend to get a candid look at childhood-- including petty fights and foul mouths.

Can overlap with NarratorAllAlong when the narrator uses a third person limited viewpoint and switches to first person in the last reel. Compare with HowWeGotHere, where the story starts at the end and then transfers into this trope.

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This is a specific type of FramingDevice, a [[PointOfView first-person]] {{Narrator}} who is looking back on his experiences. Generally (not always), it's an adult looking back at his childhood. These stories are generally big on nostalgia, but they also attempt to capture the naïveté and confusion so prominent in childhood. Since it's the author looking back on things, we may get {{Unreliable Voiceover}}s or other inconsistencies, but we also tend to get a candid look at childhood-- childhood -- including petty fights and foul mouths.

Can overlap with NarratorAllAlong when the narrator uses a third person third-person limited viewpoint and switches to first person in the last reel. Compare with HowWeGotHere, where the story starts at the end and then transfers into this trope.



* The Hovis bread company used this device for a number of adverts, to tie in with the tag line "It's as good today as it's always been". [[https://youtu.be/6Mq59ykPnAE Here's a famous example]].

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* The Hovis bread company used this device for a number of adverts, to tie in with the tag line "It's as good today as it's always been". been." [[https://youtu.be/6Mq59ykPnAE Here's a famous example]].



* A deleted scene at the 2003 film adaptation of ''Film/PeterPan'' would have made [[spoiler:Wendy]] this, [[spoiler:having her go on to narrate that after she grew up, her own daughter went on adventures with Peter.]]

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* A deleted scene at from the 2003 film adaptation of ''Film/PeterPan'' would have made [[spoiler:Wendy]] this, [[spoiler:having her go on to narrate that after she grew up, her own daughter went on adventures with Peter.]]


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* ''Film/EdwardScissorhands'' is ultimately this, as Kim - now an elderly woman - is telling the story of the title character to her young granddaughter.


* Parodied in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', complete with "Future" Bart's voice being provided by the narrator from ''TheWonderYears''.

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* Parodied in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', complete with "Future" Bart's voice being provided by the narrator from ''TheWonderYears''.''Series/TheWonderYears''.

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* ''VideoGame/TheLastGuardian'' is narrated by the [[PlayerCharacter boy]] when he's an adult, [[spoiler: and TheStinger reveals that he was telling it to the village children.]]

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* The Hovis bread company used this device for a number of adverts, to tie in with the tag line "It's as good today as it's always been". [[https://youtu.be/6Mq59ykPnAE Here's a famous example]].
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* FrankSinatra's "It Was a Very Good Year" sort of combines this with AgeProgressionSong. (''"When I was seventeen..."'')

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* FrankSinatra's Music/FrankSinatra's "It Was a Very Good Year" sort of combines this with AgeProgressionSong. (''"When I was seventeen..."'')


* ''MadMax 2 (The Road Warrior)'': At the end we discover that the elderly narrator is actually [[spoiler:the feral kid]].

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* ''MadMax 2 (The Road Warrior)'': ''Film/MadMax2TheRoadWarrior'': At the end we discover that the elderly narrator is actually [[spoiler:the feral kid]].

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