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* On ''Series/SchittsCreek'' Stevie takes her BestFriend David to a spa to console him over his romantic troubles. The AmicableExes pose as a honeymoon couple to get free booze and upgrades, but the hotel goes way overboard in fetting the "newlyweds" and this leads to much awkwardness.


* In an episode of ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Chloe Sullivan and Oliver Queen went on a weekend getaway and checked in a hotel as Mr and Mrs Green, which not only is a common and bland last name but also refers to Oliver's other [[ComicBook/GreenArrow identity]].

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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Chloe Sullivan and Oliver Queen went go on a weekend getaway and checked check in a hotel as Mr Mr. and Mrs Mrs. Green, which not only is a common and bland last name but also refers to Oliver's other [[ComicBook/GreenArrow identity]].



* In ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' Tony and Ziva went undercover as a couple who were assassins.

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* In one episode of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' Tony and Ziva went go undercover as a couple who were are also assassins.




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* Factors into the resolution of one murder on ''Series/CSIMiami.'' [[spoiler:The murder takes place on a cruise ship. Among the suspects are a married couple, and the woman eventually is revealed to be the killer. She and her "husband" ''are'' married - just not to each other, and they sneak away once a year on a vacation to have a fling. Unfortunately, she happened to bump into the murder victim on this cruise, someone she knew from home, and she killed her acquaintance to prevent her from spilling the beans.]]



* Inverted in a ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId'' strip: The couple are married and named Smith, and the wife suggests using a different name because they always get sniggered at.

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* Inverted in a ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId'' strip: The couple are married and named Smith, and the wife suggests using a different name because they using their real name always get sniggered at.
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* An episode of ''Series/GoldenPalace'' has [[TheDitz Rose]] trying to keep a couple who's doing this from sleeping together. After an episode of shenanigans, she finally drives them out of the hotel. The episode ends with another man checking in as "Mr. Smith". When Rose asks if there's a "Mrs. Smith", he responds that there is not [[DistinctionWithoutADifference but there is]] [[StraightGay a "Mr. Jones"]].

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* An episode of ''Series/GoldenPalace'' has [[TheDitz Rose]] trying to keep a couple who's doing this from sleeping together. After an episode of shenanigans, she finally drives them out of the hotel. The episode ends with another man checking in as "Mr. Smith". When Rose asks if there's a "Mrs. Smith", he responds that there is not not, [[DistinctionWithoutADifference but there is]] [[StraightGay a "Mr. Jones"]].


* An episode of ''Series/GoldenPalace'' has [[TheDitz Rose]] trying to keep a couple who's doing this from sleeping together. She finally drives them out of the hotel. The episode ends with another man checking in as "Mr. Smith". When Rose asks if there's a "Mrs. Smith", he responds that there is not; [[StraightGay but there is a "Mr. Jones"]].

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* An episode of ''Series/GoldenPalace'' has [[TheDitz Rose]] trying to keep a couple who's doing this from sleeping together. She After an episode of shenanigans, she finally drives them out of the hotel. The episode ends with another man checking in as "Mr. Smith". When Rose asks if there's a "Mrs. Smith", he responds that there is not; not [[DistinctionWithoutADifference but there is]] [[StraightGay but there is a "Mr. Jones"]].


* In a classic B&W cartoon, "The Honeymoon Hotel," all the guests (animated bugs) sign the register with a ''rubber stamp'' reading "Smith." This cartoon was based on a BusbyBerkeleyNumber from ''Film/FootlightParade'', where Smithical Marriages were the rule:

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* In a classic B&W cartoon, "The Honeymoon Hotel," The 1934 ''WesternAnimation/MerrieMelodies'' short "Honeymoon Hotel" (the first in color), all the hotel's insect guests (animated bugs) sign the register with a ''rubber stamp'' reading "Smith." This cartoon was based on a BusbyBerkeleyNumber from ''Film/FootlightParade'', where Smithical Marriages were the rule:


* ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'': But pretending to be a married couple is what brings them together and causes them to decide to use the other person as their cover.
** Lampshaded later when they begin to fight, and Jane asks her assistant to look up his hotel history, the assistant asks, "Look up what, John Smith?"

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* ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'': ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith2005'': But pretending to be a married couple is what brings them together and causes them to decide to use the other person as their cover.
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cover. Lampshaded later when they begin to fight, and Jane asks her assistant to look up his hotel history, the assistant asks, "Look up what, John Smith?"

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* In ''[[Anime/{{K}} K: Return of Kings]]'', Kusanagi and Awashima [[BlackTieInfiltration infiltrate Jungle's party]] as "Mr. and Mrs. Izuru Kusakabe".
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* ''Film/TheThief'': Katya and Toljan pretend to be married so they can get a room in a communal apartment in 1952 Russia.


With relaxed sexual norms and most hotels requiring ID and a credit card to register nowadays, this is now mostly in DiscreditedTrope[=/=]DeadHorseTrope territory.

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With relaxed sexual norms and most hotels requiring ID and a credit card to register nowadays, this is now mostly in DiscreditedTrope[=/=]DeadHorseTrope {{Discredited|Trope}}[=/=]DeadHorseTrope territory.


* ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'' - But pretending to be a married couple is what brings them together and causes them to decide to use the other person as their cover.

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* ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'' - ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'': But pretending to be a married couple is what brings them together and causes them to decide to use the other person as their cover.



* ''Film/{{The 39 Steps|1935}}'', the 1935 Creator/AlfredHitchcock version. [[ChainsOfLove "You sign, darling, the sooner you get used to writing your new name the better."]] (Hannay prompts her with "Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hopkinson," one of many [[LetterMotif aliases beginning with H]] he adopts during the film.)

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* ''Film/{{The 39 Steps|1935}}'', Steps|1935}}'': the 1935 Creator/AlfredHitchcock version. [[ChainsOfLove "You sign, darling, the sooner you get used to writing your new name the better."]] (Hannay prompts her with "Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hopkinson," one of many [[LetterMotif aliases beginning with H]] he adopts during the film.)


* In ''AsTimeGoesBy'', the two main characters once signed in to a hotel as Mr. and Mrs. ''Ambrose'' Smith to keep from being too obvious.
* ''TwinPeaks'': Nadine Hurley and her teenage boyfriend Mike.

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* In ''AsTimeGoesBy'', ''Series/AsTimeGoesBy'', the two main characters once signed in to a hotel as Mr. and Mrs. ''Ambrose'' Smith to keep from being too obvious.
* ''TwinPeaks'': ''Series/TwinPeaks'': Nadine Hurley and her teenage boyfriend Mike.



* In ''KeepingUpAppearances'', Hyacinth and Richard spend a weekend at a bed and breakfast, and Hyacinth is exasperated by a loud couple in one of the rooms. Richard looks at the sign-in book, and sees the name of the couple: Mr and Mrs Smith. Turns out Mrs Smith is her sister, Rose.

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* In ''KeepingUpAppearances'', ''Series/KeepingUpAppearances'', Hyacinth and Richard spend a weekend at a bed and breakfast, and Hyacinth is exasperated by a loud couple in one of the rooms. Richard looks at the sign-in book, and sees the name of the couple: Mr and Mrs Smith. Turns out Mrs Smith is her sister, Rose.



* On ''MidsomerMurders'' DCI Tom Barnaby find out his boss has been using Barnaby's identity at a hotel where he has been having an affair.

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* On ''MidsomerMurders'' ''Series/MidsomerMurders'' DCI Tom Barnaby find out his boss has been using Barnaby's identity at a hotel where he has been having an affair.



* Inverted in a ''TheWizardOfId'' strip: The couple are married and named Smith, and the wife suggests using a different name because they always get sniggered at.

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* Inverted in a ''TheWizardOfId'' ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId'' strip: The couple are married and named Smith, and the wife suggests using a different name because they always get sniggered at.



* One episode of ''TheGoonShow'' features a Spanish hotel where ''every'' room is occupied by Señor and Señora Smith.

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* One episode of ''TheGoonShow'' ''Radio/TheGoonShow'' features a Spanish hotel where ''every'' room is occupied by Señor and Señora Smith.



* In the webcomic ''TheBarePit'', two agents check in undercover as Mark and Mary Jones.

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* In the webcomic ''TheBarePit'', ''Webcomic/TheBarePit'', two agents check in undercover as Mark and Mary Jones.


* ''Literature/TheThirtyNineSteps'', the 1935 Creator/AlfredHitchcock version. [[ChainsOfLove "You sign, darling, the sooner you get used to writing your new name the better."]] (Hannay prompts her with "Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hopkinson," one of many [[LetterMotif aliases beginning with H]] he adopts during the film.)

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* ''Literature/TheThirtyNineSteps'', ''Film/{{The 39 Steps|1935}}'', the 1935 Creator/AlfredHitchcock version. [[ChainsOfLove "You sign, darling, the sooner you get used to writing your new name the better."]] (Hannay prompts her with "Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hopkinson," one of many [[LetterMotif aliases beginning with H]] he adopts during the film.)


* In an episode of ''{{Smallville}}'', Chloe Sullivan and Oliver Queen went on a weekend getaway and checked in a hotel as Mr and Mrs Green, which not only is a common and bland last name but also refers to Oliver's other [[GreenArrow identity]].

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* In an episode of ''{{Smallville}}'', ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Chloe Sullivan and Oliver Queen went on a weekend getaway and checked in a hotel as Mr and Mrs Green, which not only is a common and bland last name but also refers to Oliver's other [[GreenArrow [[ComicBook/GreenArrow identity]].


* Subverted in ''[[{{Janie}} The Face on the Milk Carton]]''. The two teenage characters decide to check into a motel. The girl signs her real name [[note]]Well, [[ChangelingFantasy not ''quite'' her real real name]][[/note]] -- Jane Johnson -- and the clerk sarcastically says, "Big imagination, lady."

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* Subverted in ''[[{{Janie}} ''[[Literature/{{Janie}} The Face on the Milk Carton]]''. The two teenage characters decide to check into a motel. The girl signs her real name [[note]]Well, [[ChangelingFantasy not ''quite'' her real real name]][[/note]] -- Jane Johnson -- and the clerk sarcastically says, "Big imagination, lady."

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