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An ending of any form of media where the main character(s) go to sleep.

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Proposed By:
ryanswan2 on Mar 25th 2018 at 7:58:21 PM
Last Edited By:
ryanswan2 on Mar 28th 2018 at 5:36:32 AM
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Yawn! We sure did a lot. We made some new friends, went to that new amusement park, fought the big bad and won, we laughed together, we cried together, and learned a whole lot about ourselves. Boy, are we tired. So how are we going to end this story/episode/season/series/movie?

Well, there is one way. Let's put on our jammies and hit the sack.

This trope can happen even when the situation is not happening at night. A common ending in some children's books and shows, where they end the story with the characters going to bed.

Always a perfect ending for an Insomnia Episode or one when it was All Just a Dream (as long as they end it by going back to sleep).

WARNING! Examples may contain spoilers. Read at your own risk


Examples:

Anime and Manga

  • Subverted in Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid. After working things out with their neighbors so they won't be so loud, Kobayashi, Tohru, and Kanna decide to lay down and take a nap. It would have been peaceful if Tohru didn't grind her teeth as she slept. Poor Kobayashi.
  • Happens at the Grand Finale of the Mitsuboshi Colors anime when the gang brings a futon and set it in the middle of the park in order to relax and do survailence. In the end though, they end up falling asleep.

Film

  • After the family rescues Beethoven, the folks say goodnight to each other and go to sleep in their bedroom.....filled with a bunch of other dogs they managed to rescue as well.

Literature

  • Roger Zelazny's "Great Slow Kings" end with the main characters going to sleep.
  • Each episode of ''Madeline usually ends with the twelve little girls going to bed as Miss Clavel turning off the lights and closing the door.
    Narrator: Abd that's all there is. There isn't anymore.

Live-Action TV

  • The Suite Life of Zack and Cody: After finally succeeding at curing London of her insomnia, Mr. Moseby, Maddie, and Esteban all end up falling asleep on London's bed.
  • Zoey 101: After finally getting help from Mr. Bender at the end of the episode, "Little Beach Party," Zoey and the gang fall asleep in the back of Mr. Bender's pick-up truck.
  • Happens at the end of every single episode of The Big Comfy Couch. And who could blame Lunette; those 10-second tidies must really take it out of her.
  • The infamous Grand Finale of Newhart. - Zero-Context Example
  • In the deleted scene of the Grand Finale of How I Met Your Mother, Lily pays Marshall up in bed as they both bet that whether Ted and Robin would get back together or not, all the while Marshall singing as each bill is passed from Lily even though they have joint accounts. The scene ends with them declaring their love at the bedside before turning off the lights.

Puppet Shows

  • Happens quite a bit on Sesame Street when the episode ends during the night or there's a sleepover. The rendition of the show's theme that plays during this type of ending (until the late 90s) is pure Sweet Dreams Fuel.

Video Games

Western Animation


Feedback: 13 replies

Mar 25th 2018 at 8:56:47 PM

  • Iconoclasts ends with Robin taking a well deserved nap after fighting the physical manifestation of God.

Mar 26th 2018 at 7:01:14 AM

Roger Zelazny's "Great Slow Kings" end with the main characters going to sleep.

Mar 26th 2018 at 9:44:43 AM

Mar 26th 2018 at 1:16:30 PM

  • In the deleted scene of the Grand Finale of How I Met Your Mother, Lily pays Marshall up in bed as they both bet that whether Ted and Robin would get back together or not, all the while Marshall singing as each bill is passed from Lily even though they have joint accounts. The scene ends with them declaring their love at the bedside before turning off the lights.

Mar 26th 2018 at 3:39:36 PM

Putting Episode in the title makes it sound like it doesn't apply to one-shot works such as most movies.

Mar 27th 2018 at 2:44:17 AM

Put The Story To Bed is witty, but not very clear.

Go To Sleep Ending would be clear, if not witty.

Mar 27th 2018 at 10:54:23 PM

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Mar 27th 2018 at 4:02:42 AM

  • Each episode of ''Madeline usually ends with the twelve little girls going to bed as Miss Clavel turning off the lights and closing the door.
    Narrator: Abd that's all there is. There isn't anymore.

To add in the description, this trope is also common in some children's books and shows, where they end the story with the characters going to bed.

Mar 27th 2018 at 4:04:54 AM

VideoGame.Mega Man Battle Network: The story is separated into days, which end when Lan goes to sleep, and then there's a timeskip, usually. But, the story doesn't end with him sleeping though.

Mar 27th 2018 at 4:47:41 AM

Current image might be too close to the image on Dream Tropes for comfort.

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