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* Done with a slight lampshade in the film ''Film/NationalLampoonsVacation''. Filmed from Clark's POV as he slowly enters the bathroom. The PsychoStrings emanate from the orchestra, and then he opens the shower curtain [[CaptainObvious to find his topless wife showering. Duh.]] ...as he holds a harmless, ordinary BANANA and does his own (weak) vocal version of the infamous "REEE! REEE! REEE!" sound as the orchestral music fades away... Turns out it was only in jest, [[DeadHorseTrope due to the blatant overuse of this joke.]]

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* Done with a slight lampshade in the film ''Film/NationalLampoonsVacation''. Filmed from Clark's POV as he slowly enters the bathroom. The PsychoStrings emanate from the orchestra, and then he opens the shower curtain [[CaptainObvious to find his topless wife showering. Duh.]] ...showering. ...as he holds a harmless, ordinary BANANA and does his own (weak) vocal version of the infamous "REEE! REEE! REEE!" sound as the orchestral music fades away... Turns out it was only in jest, [[DeadHorseTrope due to the blatant overuse of this joke.]]


Of course, nowadays, the shower scene is a case of SeinfeldIsUnfunny. [[StockParody People have seen this scene parodied so much]] that there's a sense of overkill and thus the shock value of the original is lost. In fact, the Psycho Shower Scene Parodies themselves (always complete with PsychoStrings) have transformed into uninspired stock parodies that leave an audience sighing: "ItsBeenDone."

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Of course, nowadays, the shower scene is a case of SeinfeldIsUnfunny. [[StockParody People have seen this scene parodied so much]] that there's a sense of overkill and thus the shock value of the original is lost. In fact, the Psycho Shower Scene Parodies themselves (always complete with PsychoStrings) have transformed into uninspired stock parodies that leave an audience sighing: "ItsBeenDone."
" Subtrope of ToiletHorror.

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* ''Series/DeadRingers:'' Spoofed when George Lucas goes mad and starts making Special Editions of other people's movies, including ''Psycho''. As a result, Janet Leigh is ambushed in the shower by Jar-Jar Binks... and then she kills ''him''.


* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'': In an early episode, where horror movie killers come to life and hunt the sisters, Piper, running from one such killer, makes the [[SarcasmMode very wise]] decision of hiding in the shower. After noting her own stupidity, she sees a shadowy figure approaching from behind the curtain... luckily, it's Prue.

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* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'': ''Series/{{Charmed|1998}}'': In an early episode, where horror movie killers come to life and hunt the sisters, Piper, running from one such killer, makes the [[SarcasmMode very wise]] decision of hiding in the shower. After noting her own stupidity, she sees a shadowy figure approaching from behind the curtain... luckily, it's Prue.


Footage from over 20 versions of this scene were compiled in a YouTube video titled "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxQVxZkyrzM 50 Years of the Psycho Shower Scene]]."

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Footage from over 20 versions of this scene were compiled in a YouTube Website/YouTube video titled "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxQVxZkyrzM 50 Years of the Psycho Shower Scene]]."


* ''Film/PoliceAcademy3BackInTraining''. Sweetchuck is alarmed by the sight of a sinister shadow on his shower curtain of a man wielding a knife, only for it to turn out to be Zed clutching a tube of hair gel.

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* ''Film/PoliceAcademy3BackInTraining''. Sweetchuck is alarmed by the sight of a sinister shadow on his shower curtain of a man wielding a knife, only for it to turn out to be Zed clutching a tube of hair gel.gel (a sight he finds no less terrifying).


* In the ''WebVideo/HomestarRunner'' video "[[Recap/HomestarRunnerJibblies2 Jibblies 2]]", Coach Z proclaims that during Halloween when there's an insane monster running around there's no safer place to be than in the shower (which sort of makes sense given that it's a painting). [[TemptingFate He is immediately]] jibblified by the painting wearing a shower cap.

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* In the ''WebVideo/HomestarRunner'' ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' video "[[Recap/HomestarRunnerJibblies2 Jibblies 2]]", Coach Z proclaims that during Halloween when there's an insane monster running around there's no safer place to be than in the shower (which sort of makes sense given that it's a painting). [[TemptingFate He is immediately]] jibblified by the painting wearing a shower cap.


* Hitchcock himself attempts to use this during his fight with StevenSpielberg on ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'', but unfortunately, due to using the same editing as in the original scene, the knife never actually touches Spielberg so he doesn't receive a scratch.
* An episode of ''DextersLaboratory'' ends with a shadow sneaking up on Dad in the shower brandishing a pointy object, but it turns out its just Mom with a brush that she scrubs Dad's back with. This ending is from the episode "Pslightly Psycho" that Mom spent in a semi-psychotic state due to the family swiping her signature gloves and setting off her germophobia (she snaps out of it by the end when she finds out they gave her a new pair as a Mother's Day gift).

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* Hitchcock himself attempts to use this during his fight with StevenSpielberg Creator/StevenSpielberg on ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'', but unfortunately, due to using the same editing as in the original scene, the knife never actually touches Spielberg so he doesn't receive a scratch.
* An episode of ''DextersLaboratory'' ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' ends with a shadow sneaking up on Dad in the shower brandishing a pointy object, but it turns out its just Mom with a brush that she scrubs Dad's back with. This ending is from the episode "Pslightly Psycho" that Mom spent in a semi-psychotic state due to the family swiping her signature gloves and setting off her germophobia (she snaps out of it by the end when she finds out they gave her a new pair as a Mother's Day gift).


* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', Robotnik attempts to stab Sonic in the shower in a "Sonic Says" segment, except Sonic saw it coming and put a moving dummy in the bathtub as a decoy.


One of the most famous movie scenes of all time and perhaps the most frequently spoofed, parodied, imitated, plagiarized, referenced one. Creator/AlfredHitchcock's movie ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' (1960) has become infamous for the scene where a woman (Creator/JanetLeigh) is murdered while taking a shower. Back in 1960 audiences were utterly shocked when they saw this scene for the following reasons:

# Audiences weren't permitted to walk in during the screening of the film in theaters. They had to be present from the start or they wouldn't be allowed inside.

# Janet Leigh's character had been [[DecoyProtagonist the film's protagonist for the first half of the story]]. Audiences identified with her actions when suddenly she was killed off. Up to that point mainstream films had never let their central character die halfway through the film. Especially not that suddenly.

# It was the most graphic movie killing ever at the time, even though it was in black and white and the knife was never seen penetrating flesh. A lot of the horror comes from Music/BernardHerrmann's musical score, which lead to being a StandardSnippet in comedic horror scenes itself: PsychoStrings.

Of course, nowadays, the shower scene is a case of SeinfeldIsUnfunny. [[StockParody People have seen this scene parodied so much]] that there's a sense of overkill and thus the shock value of the original lost its impact. In fact, the Psycho Shower Scene Parodies themselves (always complete with PsychoStrings) have transformed into uninspired stock parodies that leave an audience sighing: "ItsBeenDone."

Footage from over 20 versions of this scene became compiled in a YouTube video titled, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxQVxZkyrzM 50 Years of the Psycho Shower Scene]]."

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One of the most famous movie scenes of all time and perhaps the most frequently spoofed, parodied, imitated, plagiarized, and referenced one. Creator/AlfredHitchcock's movie ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' (1960) has become infamous for the scene where a woman (Creator/JanetLeigh) is murdered while taking a shower. Back in 1960 audiences were utterly shocked when they saw this scene for the following reasons:

# Audiences weren't permitted to walk in during enter the screening of the film in theaters.theater mid-screening. They had to be present from the start or they wouldn't be allowed inside.

# Janet Leigh's character had been [[DecoyProtagonist the film's protagonist for the first half of the story]]. Audiences identified with her actions when suddenly she was killed off. Up to that point point, mainstream films had never let their central character die halfway through the film. Especially not that suddenly.

# It was the most graphic movie killing ever at the time, even though it was in black and white and the knife was never seen penetrating flesh. A lot of the horror comes from Music/BernardHerrmann's musical score, which lead to being itself became a StandardSnippet in comedic horror scenes itself: scenes: PsychoStrings.

Of course, nowadays, the shower scene is a case of SeinfeldIsUnfunny. [[StockParody People have seen this scene parodied so much]] that there's a sense of overkill and thus the shock value of the original lost its impact.is lost. In fact, the Psycho Shower Scene Parodies themselves (always complete with PsychoStrings) have transformed into uninspired stock parodies that leave an audience sighing: "ItsBeenDone."

Footage from over 20 versions of this scene became were compiled in a YouTube video titled, titled "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxQVxZkyrzM 50 Years of the Psycho Shower Scene]]."



* During the mid-90's, SoapOpera ''Series/GuidingLight'' based an entire storyline off this film, with local rapist Brent disguising himself as a woman in order to insinuate himself into the life of his unsuspecting victim. Becoming more and more unhinged as he realized the woman was putting her ordeal behind her and moving on with her life, he broke into her apartment one night, intending to kill her as she was showering--ended up almost killing her friend instead.
* The sequence is recreated shot-for-shot by Creator/JanetLeigh's daughter Creator/JamieLeeCurtis in ''Series/ScreamQueens2015'' -- [[spoiler:Except that Jamie beats down the bad guy saying, Ive seen the movie like fifty times.]]

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* During the mid-90's, SoapOpera ''Series/GuidingLight'' based an entire storyline off this film, with local rapist Brent disguising himself as a woman in order to insinuate himself into the life of his unsuspecting victim. Becoming more and more unhinged as he realized the woman was putting her ordeal behind her and moving on with her life, he broke into her apartment one night, intending to kill her as she was showering--ended showering--he ended up almost killing her friend instead.
* The sequence is recreated shot-for-shot by Creator/JanetLeigh's daughter Creator/JamieLeeCurtis in ''Series/ScreamQueens2015'' -- [[spoiler:Except that Jamie beats down the bad guy saying, guy, saying Ive seen the movie like fifty times.]]



* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', where Haley Starshine, while being pursued by [[TheRival her former rival]] Crystal in Greysky City, hides in the bathroom after her bow is sundered. Crystal enters to see someone in the shower and, thinking it's Starshine, attacks. It turns out what was actually in the shower was a sac of flour dressed up to look like Haley, who proceeds to pounce with a sap to Crystal's head. [[TheDitz It doesn't work]], but it at least bought Haley a bit more time.

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* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', where Haley Starshine, while being pursued by [[TheRival her former rival]] Crystal in Greysky City, hides in the bathroom after her bow is sundered. Crystal enters to see someone in the shower and, thinking it's Starshine, attacks. It turns out what was actually in the shower was a sac sack of flour dressed up to look like Haley, who proceeds to pounce with a sap to Crystal's head. [[TheDitz It doesn't work]], but it at least bought Haley a bit more time.



* In the ''WebVideo/HomestarRunner'' video "[[Recap/HomestarRunnerJibblies2 Jibblies 2]]", Coach Z proclaims that during halloween when there's an insane monster running around there's no safer place to be than in the shower (which sort of makes sense given that it's a painting). [[TemptingFate He is immediately]] jibblified by the painting wearing a shower cap.
* In a [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic Hyper Fangirl]] vlog, she sees Doug at a con and decides to pretend to stab him while making screech noises. No other reason other than she's creepy and terrible.

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* In the ''WebVideo/HomestarRunner'' video "[[Recap/HomestarRunnerJibblies2 Jibblies 2]]", Coach Z proclaims that during halloween Halloween when there's an insane monster running around there's no safer place to be than in the shower (which sort of makes sense given that it's a painting). [[TemptingFate He is immediately]] jibblified by the painting wearing a shower cap.
* In a [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic Hyper Fangirl]] vlog, she sees Doug at a con and decides to pretend to stab him while making screech screeching noises. No other reason other than she's creepy and terrible.



* Hitchcock himself attempts to use this during his fight with StevenSpielberg on ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'', but unfortunatly, due to using the same editing as in the original scene, the knife never actually touches Spielberg and he doesnt get a scratch.
* An episode of ''DextersLaboratory'' ends with a shadow sneaking up on Dad in the shower brandishing a pointy object, but it turns out its just Mom with a brush that she scrubs Dad's back with. This ending is from the episode "Pslightly Psycho" that Mom spent in a semi-psychotic state due to the family swiping her signature gloves and setting off her germaphobia (she snaps out of it by the end when she finds out they gave her a new pair as a Mother's Day gift).

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* Hitchcock himself attempts to use this during his fight with StevenSpielberg on ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'', but unfortunatly, unfortunately, due to using the same editing as in the original scene, the knife never actually touches Spielberg and so he doesnt get doesn't receive a scratch.
* An episode of ''DextersLaboratory'' ends with a shadow sneaking up on Dad in the shower brandishing a pointy object, but it turns out its just Mom with a brush that she scrubs Dad's back with. This ending is from the episode "Pslightly Psycho" that Mom spent in a semi-psychotic state due to the family swiping her signature gloves and setting off her germaphobia germophobia (she snaps out of it by the end when she finds out they gave her a new pair as a Mother's Day gift).


One of the most famous movie scenes of all time and perhaps the most frequently spoofed, parodied, imitated, plagiarized, referenced one. Creator/AlfredHitchcock's movie ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' (1960) has become infamous for the scene where a woman (Janet Leigh) is murdered while taking a shower. Back in 1960 audiences were utterly shocked when they saw this scene for the following reasons:

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One of the most famous movie scenes of all time and perhaps the most frequently spoofed, parodied, imitated, plagiarized, referenced one. Creator/AlfredHitchcock's movie ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' (1960) has become infamous for the scene where a woman (Janet Leigh) (Creator/JanetLeigh) is murdered while taking a shower. Back in 1960 audiences were utterly shocked when they saw this scene for the following reasons:



* The sequence is recreated shot-for-shot by Janet Leigh's daughter Jamie Lee Curtis in ''Series/ScreamQueens2015'' -- [[spoiler:Except that Jamie beats down the bad guy saying, Ive seen the movie like fifty times.]]

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* The sequence is recreated shot-for-shot by Janet Leigh's Creator/JanetLeigh's daughter Jamie Lee Curtis Creator/JamieLeeCurtis in ''Series/ScreamQueens2015'' -- [[spoiler:Except that Jamie beats down the bad guy saying, Ive seen the movie like fifty times.]]


* An episode of ''DextersLaboratory'' ends with a shadow sneaking up on Dad in the shower brandishing a pointy object, but it turns out its just Mom with a brush that she scrubs Dads back with. This ending is from the episode "Pslightly Psycho" that Mom spent in a semi-psychotic state due to the family swiping her signature gloves and setting off her germaphobia (she snaps out of it by the end when she finds out they gave her a new pair as a Mothers Day gift).

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* An episode of ''DextersLaboratory'' ends with a shadow sneaking up on Dad in the shower brandishing a pointy object, but it turns out its just Mom with a brush that she scrubs Dads Dad's back with. This ending is from the episode "Pslightly Psycho" that Mom spent in a semi-psychotic state due to the family swiping her signature gloves and setting off her germaphobia (she snaps out of it by the end when she finds out they gave her a new pair as a Mothers Mother's Day gift).


* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', Robotnik attempts to stab Sonic in the shower in a "Sonic Says" segment, except Sonic saw it coming and put a moving dummy in the bathtub as a decoy.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', Robotnik attempts to stab Sonic in the shower in a "Sonic Says" segment, except Sonic saw it coming and put a moving dummy in the bathtub as a decoy.


* Hitchcock himself attempts to use this during his fight with StevenSpielberg on ''CelebrityDeathmatch'', but unfortunatly, due to using the same editing as in the original scene, the knife never actually touches Spielberg and he doesnt get a scratch.

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* Hitchcock himself attempts to use this during his fight with StevenSpielberg on ''CelebrityDeathmatch'', ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'', but unfortunatly, due to using the same editing as in the original scene, the knife never actually touches Spielberg and he doesnt get a scratch.


* ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu''. When Captain Tessa Testarossa turns up at Sōsuke's high school, her NumberTwo Richard Mardukas (well aware of Tessa's infatuation with Sōsuke) [[PapaWolf threatens a terrible revenge]] if he should attempt to molest her. Cut to an ImagineSpot involving Sōsuke dressed in his Bonta-kun costume attacking Tessa in the shower [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar with a banana]].

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* ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu''. When Captain Tessa Testarossa turns up at Sōsuke's high school, her NumberTwo Richard Mardukas (well aware of Tessa's infatuation with Sōsuke) [[PapaWolf threatens a terrible revenge]] if he should attempt to molest her. Cut to an ImagineSpot involving Sōsuke dressed in his Bonta-kun costume attacking Tessa in the shower [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus with a banana]].

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