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* A CGI version of the statue appears in the opening of the game show ''{{Jeopardy}}''.


* One of Creator/TerryGilliam's animation sequences in ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' shows The Thinker with a thought balloon silently thinking, [[UsefulNotes/{{Solipsism}} "I think, therefore I am."]] Then a giant human hand (the Animator's?) enters the frame and pops the thought balloon. The Thinker has a split-second to comically give an OhCrap look before vanishing into nothing.

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* One of Creator/TerryGilliam's animation sequences in ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' shows The Thinker with a thought balloon silently thinking, [[UsefulNotes/{{Solipsism}} "I think, therefore I am."]] Then a giant human hand (the Animator's?) enters the frame and pops the thought balloon. The Thinker has a split-second to comically give an OhCrap look before [[PuffOfLogic vanishing into nothing.nothing]].


* One of Creator/TerryGilliam's animation sequences in ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' shows The Thinker with a thought balloon silently thinking, [[UsefulNotes/{{Solipsism}} "I think, therefore I am."]] Then a giant human hand (the Animator's?) enters the frame and pops the thought balloon. The Thinker has a split-second to comically express horror before vanishing into nothing.

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* One of Creator/TerryGilliam's animation sequences in ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' shows The Thinker with a thought balloon silently thinking, [[UsefulNotes/{{Solipsism}} "I think, therefore I am."]] Then a giant human hand (the Animator's?) enters the frame and pops the thought balloon. The Thinker has a split-second to comically express horror give an OhCrap look before vanishing into nothing.


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[[folder:Arts]]
* Rodin's statue is of course the trope maker, but the standard view from the side is not the original intended perspective: the Thinker was meant to be at the top of a 20-foot structure gazing down on the viewer as if in judgment, not gazing off at nothing in particular while lost on thought. (An artist's scale model of the full piece was made and is in the Rodin museum in France.
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* Dimitri, a character from the 20th Century Fox film ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'', does one of these next to the actual sculpture during a musical number in Paris.
* Tía Victoria from ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'' is frequently seen with this, to fit her stern personality.

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* Dimitri, a character from the 20th Century Fox film ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'', does In ''ComicStrip/TheFamilyCircus'', one of these next to the actual sculpture kids saw the statue during a musical number school trip and remarked, "He's trying to remember where he left his clothes."
* In one ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' treasury, Stephan Pastis includes a picture of himself
in Paris.
* Tía Victoria from ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'' is frequently seen with this, to fit her stern personality.
this pose, saying that it's the moment when he conceived of the strip. (He then admits that he doesn't remember what he was thinking about.)



[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Dimitri, a character from the 20th Century Fox film ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'', does one of these next to the actual sculpture during a musical number in Paris.
* Tía Victoria from ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'' is frequently seen with this, to fit her stern personality.
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* ''The Art of {{Literature/Discworld}}'' features a sketch Paul Kidby made of [[DumbMuscle Detritus]] as "Da Finker".

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* ''The Art of {{Literature/Discworld}}'' Literature/{{Discworld}}'' features a sketch Paul Kidby made of [[DumbMuscle Detritus]] as "Da Finker".






[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* In ''ComicStrip/TheFamilyCircus'', one of the kids saw the statue during a school trip and remarked, "He's trying to remember where he left his clothes."
* In one ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' treasury, Stephan Pastis includes a picture of himself in this pose, saying that it's the moment when he conceived of the strip. (He then admits that he doesn't remember what he was thinking about.)

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* In ''ComicStrip/TheFamilyCircus'', one of the kids saw ''TabletopGame/TranshumanSpace'' supplement ''Personnel Files'', Eilard Gamma, an SAI (Sapient ArtificialIntelligence) with a fondness for classic sculpture, has a VR avatar based on the statue during a school trip and remarked, "He's trying to remember where he left his clothes."
* In one ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' treasury, Stephan Pastis includes a picture of himself in this pose, saying that it's the moment when he conceived of the strip. (He then admits that he doesn't remember what he was thinking about.)
Thinker.



[[folder:Other]]
* Rodin's statue is of course the trope maker, but the standard view from the side is not the original intended perspective: the Thinker was meant to be at the top of a 20-foot structure gazing down on the viewer as if in judgment, not gazing off at nothing in particular while lost on thought. (An artist's scale model of the full piece was made and is in the Rodin museum in France.

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[[folder:Theater]]
* Rodin's statue is of course In Eugene O'Neill's play ''The Hairy Ape'', the trope maker, but protagonist frequently adopts this pose. In the standard view from final scene, the side pose is not the original intended perspective: the Thinker was meant to be at the top of instead done by a 20-foot structure gazing down on the viewer as if gorilla he is observing in judgment, not gazing off at nothing in particular while lost on thought. (An artist's scale model of the full piece was made and is in the Rodin museum in France. a zoo.



[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* In the ''TabletopGame/TranshumanSpace'' supplement ''Personnel Files'', Eilard Gamma, an SAI (Sapient ArtificialIntelligence) with a fondness for classic sculpture, has a VR avatar based on the Thinker.

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* In On the ''TabletopGame/TranshumanSpace'' supplement ''Personnel Files'', Eilard Gamma, an SAI (Sapient ArtificialIntelligence) foreground during [[http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/arcade/a/alt.htm the final battle]] of ''VideoGame/AlteredBeast'' there are some statues, or petrified humans. One on the left looks like the Thinker, and another one is TheScream.
* ''VideoGame/TomodachiLife'' and its spinoff ''VideoGame/{{Miitomo}}'': Independent Miis have this as their idle pose when they're currently content (instead of, for example, [[HappyDance dancing when happy]] or shaking their bodies
with a fondness for classic sculpture, anger if they're Outgoing Miis). Mii of any personality can also display this as they pace around their apartments without you entering.
* The ''VideoGame/Bioshock2'' DLC, ''Minerva's Den'',
has a VR avatar Thinker-like statue in the titular location's lobby, made by [[MadArtist Sander Cohen]], though it was made more for the [[MasterComputer RODIN supercomputer]] which was nicknamed after the original statue.
* One of [[https://overwatch.gamepedia.com/File:Winston_VP_The_Thinker.png Winston's unlockable victory poses]] in ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' is
based on the and named after The Thinker.



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* In Eugene O'Neill's play ''The Hairy Ape'', the protagonist frequently adopts this pose. In the final scene, the pose is instead done by a gorilla he is observing in a zoo.

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* In Eugene O'Neill's play ''The Hairy Ape'', ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' depicts main character Hisao Nakai in the protagonist frequently adopts this pose. Thinker pose in one of the images featured in the beginning of one of Rin Tezuka's acts. Rin herself is depicted as the Venus De Milo (she's born without arms).
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In the final scene, first ''VisualNovel/{{Phoenix Wright|AceAttorney}}'' game, a clock shaped like the pose Thinker is instead done by a gorilla he is observing in a zoo.key to the first two cases of the game.



[[folder:Video Games]]
* On the foreground during [[http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/arcade/a/alt.htm the final battle]] of ''VideoGame/AlteredBeast'' there are some statues, or petrified humans. One on the left looks like the Thinker, and another one is TheScream.
* ''VideoGame/TomodachiLife'' and its spinoff ''VideoGame/{{Miitomo}}'': Independent Miis have this as their idle pose when they're currently content (instead of, for example, [[HappyDance dancing when happy]] or shaking their bodies with anger if they're Outgoing Miis). Mii of any personality can also display this as they pace around their apartments without you entering.
* The ''VideoGame/Bioshock2'' DLC, ''Minerva's Den'', has a Thinker-like statue in the titular location's lobby, made by [[MadArtist Sander Cohen]], though it was made more for the [[MasterComputer RODIN supercomputer]] which was nicknamed after the original statue.
* One of [[https://overwatch.gamepedia.com/File:Winston_VP_The_Thinker.png Winston's unlockable victory poses]] in ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' is based on and named after The Thinker.
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' depicts main character Hisao Nakai in the Thinker pose in one of the images featured in the beginning of one of Rin Tezuka's acts. Rin herself is depicted as the Venus De Milo (she's born without arms).
* In the first ''VisualNovel/{{Phoenix Wright|AceAttorney}}'' game, a clock shaped like the Thinker is key to the first two cases of the game.
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* Walther von der Vogelweide described similar in a poem. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walther_von_der_Vogelweide see picture.


** "It's Hummer Time" uses a similar gag. A BullyBulldog forces a cat to choose a punishment by spinning a wheel of punishments; one of these is called "The Thinker" and involves dropping cement on the cat, which sets as he assumes the pose.

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** "It's Hummer Time" uses a similar gag. A progressively incensed BullyBulldog forces a cat to choose bird-hunting cat, who accidentally pesters him through a punishment by spinning a wheel series of progressively disproportionate punishments; one of these is called "The Thinker" and involves dropping cement on a cement-mixer and an oddly specific choice of statue. By the cat, which sets as end he assumes ends up joining him in the pose.bird-bath.

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* One of Creator/TerryGilliam's animation sequences in ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' shows The Thinker with a thought balloon silently thinking, [[UsefulNotes/{{Solipsism}} "I think, therefore I am."]] Then a giant human hand (the Animator's?) enters the frame and pops the thought balloon. The Thinker has a split-second to comically express horror before vanishing into nothing.

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* One of [[https://overwatch.gamepedia.com/File:Winston_VP_The_Thinker.png Winston's unlockable victory poses]] in ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' is based on and named after The Thinker.

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* The ''VideoGame/Bioshock2'' DLC, ''Minerva's Den'', has a Thinker-like statue in the titular location's lobby, made by [[MadArtist Sander Cohen]], though it was made more for the [[MasterComputer RODIN supercomputer]] which was nicknamed after the original statue.


* After learning about "[[Recap/HowIMetYourMotherS4E09TheNakedMan The Naked Man]]" (surprising your date by taking off all your clothes while they are out of the room) in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', Ted and Barney decide to attempt it for themselves. While discussing said idea over the phone (while they are both [[NakedPeopleAreFunny stark naked]], mind you), they come up with several different poses they could strike when their respective dates return; one of Ted's suggestions is The Thinker.

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* After learning about "[[Recap/HowIMetYourMotherS4E09TheNakedMan The Naked Man]]" (surprising your date by taking off all your clothes while they are out of the room) in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', Ted and Barney decide to attempt try it for themselves. While discussing said idea over the phone (while they are both [[NakedPeopleAreFunny stark naked]], mind you), they come up with several different poses they could strike when their respective dates return; one of Ted's suggestions is The Thinker.



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* After learning about "[[Recap/HowIMetYourMotherS4E09TheNakedMan The Naked Man]]" (surprising your date by taking off all your clothes while they are out of the room) in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', Ted and Barney decide to attempt it for themselves. While discussing said idea over the phone (while they are both [[NakedPeopleAreFunny stark naked]], mind you), they come up with several different poses they could strike when their respective dates return; one of Ted's suggestions is The Thinker.

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[[folder:Other]]
* Rodin's statue is of course the trope maker, but the standard view from the side is not the original intended perspective: the Thinker was meant to be at the top of a 20-foot structure gazing down on the viewer as if in judgment, not gazing off at nothing in particular while lost on thought. (An artist's scale model of the full piece was made and is in the Rodin museum in France.
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* In the ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch "Sculpture Class", Terrence Maddox offers to pose as "The Thinker", or a variation of the pose, "The Stinker".

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** A construction worker at war against WesternAnimation/BugsBunny hits a high-voltage line and flashes into a bunch of neon images of the guy in various poses including The Thinker.

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