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* On ''Series/TheJeffersons'', Florence is rocked when the new preacher of her church steals the money meant for a big trip. She's at the church, considering losing her faith when the kindly Reverand Taylor comes up and gives her a pep talk. Florence returns home to tell the Jeffersons about how great it was to hear from Taylor. As she walks off, George and Louise exchange baffled looks.
-->'''George''': How could Florence have just talked to Reverand Taylor when his sister said he died in his sleep four hours ago?


* Part of the second chapter of [[https://m.fanfiction.net/s/10313818/1/All-the-World-s-a-Stage All the World's a Stage]] has [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Roger Rabbit]] doing this at Eddie Valiant's grave. (The fic was written shortly after Creator/BobHoskins death)

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* Part of the second chapter of [[https://m.fanfiction.net/s/10313818/1/All-the-World-s-a-Stage All the World's a Stage]] Fanfic/AllTheWorldsAStage has [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Roger Rabbit]] doing this at Eddie Valiant's grave. (The fic was written shortly after Creator/BobHoskins death)

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* Part of the second chapter of [[https://m.fanfiction.net/s/10313818/1/All-the-World-s-a-Stage All the World's a Stage]] has [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Roger Rabbit]] doing this at Eddie Valiant's grave. (The fic was written shortly after Creator/BobHoskins death)


* Tohru of ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' does this with her mother. However, as the manga goes on you realize it's rather unhealthy for her to do this, with scenes like Hiro taking her planner with her mother's picture showing she still hasn't moved on from Kyoko's death.

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* Tohru of ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' often does this with her mother. mother Kyoko. However, as the manga goes on you realize it becomes clear that it's rather unhealthy for her to do this, with scenes like Hiro taking her planner wallet with her mother's picture photo inside (with Tohru reacting as though her mother had actually gotten kidnapped) showing she still hasn't moved on from Kyoko's death.

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* In ''Podcast/WoodenOvercoats'', the Season Three finale deals with the first couple days after Georgie's beloved grandmother dies, and we're shown multiple {{flashback}}s of their arrival in Piffling Vale, a few years before the series began. One of these flashbacks has Georgie arguing with her... before it suddenly segues back into the present day, and becomes her ''screaming'' at her grandmother's empty house, asking why she has to be gone and why she didn't ever tell her how much she meant to her. It's utterly heartbreaking.
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* Tohru of ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' does this with her mother.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': C.C. talked to Marianne, [[spoiler:who was alive (in a sense). ]]

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* Tohru of ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' does this with her mother.
mother. However, as the manga goes on you realize it's rather unhealthy for her to do this, with scenes like Hiro taking her planner with her mother's picture showing she still hasn't moved on from Kyoko's death.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': C.C. talked to Marianne, [[spoiler:who was alive (in a sense). ]]sense)]].


* A famous [[TearJerker tear-jerking]] anti-drug PSA shows a father telling his son that he'd tell him the dangers of drugs when he was old enough, before lamenting "I never thought I'd be telling that to a 13-year-old", and the camera zooms out to reveal he's in a cemetery.

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* A famous [[TearJerker tear-jerking]] anti-drug PSA shows a father telling his son that he'd tell him the dangers of drugs when he was old enough, before lamenting "I never thought I'd be telling that to a 13-year-old", and [[RevealShot the camera zooms out to reveal he's in a cemetery.cemetery]].

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* In the ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' novel, Empath talks to his mother at her grave site while he was with Smurfette on a date.


Does not, of course, preclude the dead person's not actually being dead, but does require that the character believe the person to be dead. (PleaseWakeUp does not fall under this.)

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Does not, of course, preclude the dead person's not actually being dead, dead but does require that the character believe the person to be dead. (PleaseWakeUp does not fall under this.)



* In the original ''Manga/YuGiOh'' manga, Ryou Bakura is shown writing a letter to his sister Amane. WordOfGod says she died in a car crash before hand, showing that her death either had a rather traumatizing effect or very little effect on his actions. And in a series full of [[PromotionToParent signi]][[MoralityPet ficant]] [[BigBrotherInstinct sibl]][[IllGirl ing]] [[IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight relation]][[SplitPersonality ships]] and characters motivated by protecting/rescuing/avenging their loved ones, it's a little jarring.

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* In the original ''Manga/YuGiOh'' manga, Ryou Bakura is shown writing a letter to his sister Amane. WordOfGod says she died in a car crash before hand, beforehand, showing that her death either had a rather traumatizing effect or very little effect on his actions. And in a series full of [[PromotionToParent signi]][[MoralityPet ficant]] [[BigBrotherInstinct sibl]][[IllGirl ing]] [[IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight relation]][[SplitPersonality ships]] and characters motivated by protecting/rescuing/avenging their loved ones, it's a little jarring.



* In the beginning of the first episode of ''Anime/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', Haruhi addresses her dead mother, inquiring, "How are things in heaven, Mom? I can't believe it's been ten years."

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* In At the beginning of the first episode of ''Anime/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', Haruhi addresses her dead mother, inquiring, "How are things in heaven, Mom? I can't believe it's been ten years."



* ComicBook/WonderGirl Cassie visits [[ComicBook/{{Superboy}} Conner]]'s grave and speaks to his headstone. ComicBook/{{Herc|ulesUnbound}} has the temerity to interrupt her there glamored to look like Conner and pretend to speak for him, with rightly infuriates her,

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* ComicBook/WonderGirl Cassie visits [[ComicBook/{{Superboy}} Conner]]'s grave and speaks to his headstone. ComicBook/{{Herc|ulesUnbound}} has the temerity to interrupt her there glamored glamoured to look like Conner and pretend to speak for him, with rightly infuriates her,her.



* Carl in the movie ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'' does this occasionally. He talks to his house, but means his wife, Ellie. Russell thinks his house is ''named'' Ellie.

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* Carl in the movie ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'' does this occasionally. He talks to his house, house but means his wife, Ellie. Russell thinks his house is ''named'' Ellie.



* Seen briefly in ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'', when Lady Juliana is exasperated with her daughter Kayley's professed desire to be a knight. They quarrel a bit, Kayley runs out of the room, and Juliana sighs, then glances at a tapestry depicting the two of them with her late husband, Sir Lionel. "What would you do?" she asks him.

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* Seen briefly in ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'', when Lady Juliana is exasperated with her daughter Kayley's professed desire to be a knight. They quarrel a bit, bit and Kayley runs out of the room, and room. Juliana sighs, sighs then glances at a tapestry depicting the two of them with her late husband, Sir Lionel. "What would you do?" she asks him.



* Some live action versions of ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' use this trope in the {{Bad Future}} scene of Tiny Tim's death. The [[Film/Scrooge1970 1970]] and [[Film/AChristmasCarolTheMusical 2004]] musicals show Bob talking to Tim's grave as if Tim were still alive, while in the 1999 version he talks to Tim's corpse at his bedside.

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* Some live action live-action versions of ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' use this trope in the {{Bad Future}} scene of Tiny Tim's death. The [[Film/Scrooge1970 1970]] and [[Film/AChristmasCarolTheMusical 2004]] musicals show Bob talking to Tim's grave as if Tim were still alive, while in the 1999 version he talks to Tim's corpse at his bedside.



* Alexx on ''Series/CSIMiami'' not only talks to corpses, but also calls them "baby".

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* Alexx on ''Series/CSIMiami'' not only talks to corpses, corpses but also calls them "baby".



* The ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' epsiode "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II" features a "Talking to the Assimilated" variant, with [[YouAreInCommandNow newly-promoted Captain Riker]] looking at the ready-room chair of the assimilated Picard and asking "What would you do?"

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* The ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' epsiode episode "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II" features a "Talking to the Assimilated" variant, with [[YouAreInCommandNow newly-promoted Captain Riker]] looking at the ready-room chair of the assimilated Picard and asking "What would you do?"



** The entirety of Castiel's monologue on his park bench in "The Man Who Would Be King" could be taken as this, though he's attempting to talk to [[spoiler: God]], who isn't exactly dead. No-one knows this, however.
** Crowley has a one sided conversation with [[spoiler: a dead Dean]] in the 9th season finale, "Do You Believe in Miracles".

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** The entirety of Castiel's monologue on his park bench in "The Man Who Would Be King" could be taken as like this, though he's attempting to talk to [[spoiler: God]], who isn't exactly dead. No-one knows this, however.
** Crowley has a one sided one-sided conversation with [[spoiler: a dead Dean]] in the 9th season finale, "Do You Believe in Miracles".



* A character on ''Series/{{Jericho}}'' does this to [[spoiler:his dead, deaf sister. Interestingly, he signs the conversation over her body instead of speaking out loud to her, even after she is dead, because that was the way he communicated with her his entire life.]]

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* A character on ''Series/{{Jericho}}'' does this to [[spoiler:his dead, deaf sister. Interestingly, he signs the conversation over her body instead of speaking out loud to her, even after she is dead, dead because that was the way he communicated with her his entire life.]]



* This is a recurring Trope in CountryMusic, to the point that a listener can see most attempts at such a TwistEnding coming well in advance. Prominent modern examples include Music/LeAnnRimes' "Probably Wouldn't Be this Way" and Music/MirandaLambert's "Over You" -- both of which at least attempt to [[InvokedTrope invoke]] a OneWomanWail.

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* This is a recurring Trope in CountryMusic, to the point that a listener can see most attempts at such a TwistEnding coming well in advance. Prominent modern examples include Music/LeAnnRimes' "Probably Wouldn't Be this This Way" and Music/MirandaLambert's "Over You" -- both of which at least attempt to [[InvokedTrope invoke]] a OneWomanWail.



* In their joint VillainSong "Easy Street" in ''Theatre/{{Annie}}'', Miss Hannigan and her brother address their deceased mother. Apparently they assume she's in hell.

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* In their joint VillainSong "Easy Street" in ''Theatre/{{Annie}}'', Miss Hannigan and her brother address their deceased mother. Apparently Apparently, they assume she's in hell.



* In the beginning of ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', Lloyd talks to Anna's grave at Dirk's house. He does it again at the end, asking her [[spoiler:if it's OK that he let his dad go.]]

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* In At the beginning of ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', Lloyd talks to Anna's grave at Dirk's house. He does it again at the end, asking her [[spoiler:if it's OK that he let his dad go.]]



* SerialKiller Dennis Neilsen used to do this; in fact it was his main motivation (well, that and [[ILoveTheDead sex]]). He didn't like being lonely, so he killed his boyfriends after sleeping with them so they wouldn't leave him.

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* SerialKiller Dennis Neilsen used to do this; in fact fact, it was his main motivation (well, that and [[ILoveTheDead sex]]). He didn't like being lonely, so he killed his boyfriends after sleeping with them so they wouldn't leave him.

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* ComicBook/WonderGirl Cassie visits [[ComicBook/{{Superboy}} Conner]]'s grave and speaks to his headstone. ComicBook/{{Herc|ulesUnbound}} has the temerity to interrupt her there glamored to look like Conner and pretend to speak for him, with rightly infuriates her,

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* Rev. Henry Scott Holland, writing in 1909, encourages us to talk to our loved ones as if they were still right here... [[http://www.wowzone.com/death.htm because they are]].

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It is also the basis for the "communion of saints" -- that's what it's called in the Catholic Creed, but many religions include the idea that the living are forever linked to friends and relatives in the hereafter through God's fellowship of love, and personal experiences of communication are part of that.

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* ''Fanfic/APrizeForThreeEmpires'': After absorbing ComicBook/CarolDanvers' memories, Rogue visited Carol's grave's brother and wept.

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* In Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' the song "Proud of Your Boy" was written for Aladdin to sing to his living mother, but [[CutSong cut]] when it was decided to make him an orphan. The stage musical keeps him as an orphan but reinstates the song, reimagining it as this trope.


* In the first Tim Burton ''Film/{{Batman}}'' movie, [[AxCrazy The Joker]] has a conversation with a mob boss named Antoine Rotellei, whom he just killed with an electrified joy buzzer. It is during this conversation that The Joker decides to kill the whole lot of the mob summit immediately, allegedly under Rotellei's "suggestion".

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* In the first Tim Burton ''Film/{{Batman}}'' movie, Burton's ''Film/Batman1989'', [[AxCrazy The Joker]] has a conversation with a mob boss named Antoine Rotellei, whom he just killed with an electrified joy buzzer. It is during this conversation that The Joker decides to kill the whole lot of the mob summit immediately, allegedly under Rotellei's "suggestion".

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