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Memorials to the dead are common in most human cultures. When the dead are connected with a TV show or movie, you'll sometimes see this: a final tribute to that person as part of the show.

For a true In Memoriam, there is a direct connection between the dedicatee and the show/book/film being dedicated to their memory. There are a great number of books dedicated to the Challenger astronauts or the emergency personnel who died when the twin towers fell on 9/11. Unless the book is about them, those would fall under the larger Dedication trope.

This is related to Meaningful Funeral, which memorializes a character from the show. They can overlap when a show is based on Real Life.

Examples of In Memoriam include:


Anime and Manga

  • The final episode credits of Hajime no Ippo: Rising dedicate the whole season to Kenji Utsumi and Ichirō Nagai, the respective voice actors for Kamogawa and Nekota. Utsumi passed away in June 2013 (forcing the series to cast another VA for Kamogawa), and Nagai in January 2014.
  • Early airings of Robot Carnival contained one for the English dub's principal female voice actor Lisa Michelson, who was killed in a car crash the same year of the anime's 1991 North American premiere. The 2015 Discotek reissue retains the dedication, but it's relegated to a simple mention in the new English end credits.
  • Disney's dub of Kiki's Delivery Service is dedicated to Phil Hartman, the voice of Jiji, who was tragically shot and killed by his wife in a murder-suicide shortly before the film's US release.
  • Discotek's Blu-Ray for The Castle of Cagliostro is dedicated to both Carl Macek and Kevin Seymour, the respective ADR directors of the two English dubs.
  • Episode 116 of Dragon Ball Super ("The Comeback Omen! Ultra Instinct's Great Explosion!!") is dedicated to Hiromi Tsuru, the original voice actress for Bulma Briefs, who collapsed and died from an aortic dissection during production of the Universe Survival Saga.
  • The last episode of Banana Fish is dedicated to Dino "Papa" Golzine's Japanese voice actor, Unsho Ishizuka, who passed away from cancer in August 2018 while the show was still ongoing.

Comic Books

  • The final issue of the Spider-Man miniseries "Chapter One" was dedicated to DeForest Kelley.
  • The Adventures of Superman #498, part of the overarching storyline in "The Death of Superman" saga, was dedicated to Superman co-creator Joe Shuster.
  • After Stan Lee passed away, all of Marvel Comics' lineup released in January 2019 featured dedications to him with the usual titles being featured on the bottom of the cover instead. There are no advertisements on the back cover, the front page of each issue featured a sketch portrait of him, and the inside back cover featured an excerpt from his old "Stan's Soapbox" column. All of their comics since his passing have also continued to feature excerpts from "Stan's Soapbox".
    • DC Comics published tributes "from the Distinguished Competition" in its comics.
  • The third issue of the War and Peace miniseries of Dreamwave's Transformers: Generation One comic was dedicated to Robert Stack, who voiced Ultra Magnus in Transformers: The Movie and passed away a month before the issue was published.

Fan Works

Film

  • The movie version of The Great Escape is dedicated to "the fifty" - the 50 Real Life fugitives shot by the Gestapo.
  • Finding Nemo was dedicated to Glenn McQueen.
  • The last three films that legendary stunt man Dar Robinson worked on before his death (Cyclone, Lethal Weapon and Million Dollar Mystery) were all dedicated to his memory.
  • Alive (1993) was dedicated to "the 29 who died on the mountain and the 16 who survived".
  • Star Trek (2009) has a dedication in its closing credits to Gene Roddenberry (the creator of the franchise, to whom Star Trek VI is also dedicated) and Majel Barrett, his wife, who provided the voice of the ship's computer (among other things), and had recently recorded a cameo appearance in that role for the film before she died.
    • Star Trek Beyond is dedicated to both Spock's actor Lenold Nimoy and Anton Yelchin, who played Chekov in this and the last two films. The former is what kicks of Spock's sub-plot in the movie.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze is dedicated to the memory of Jim Henson, being the last film he ever worked on.
    • The Muppet Christmas Carol, the first Muppet film to come out after his death, was also dedicated to Henson. It was also dedicated to Muppeteer Richard Hunt.
    • Muppets Most Wanted was dedicated to former muppeteer Jerry Nelson and Jim Henson's widow Jane Henson.
    • TMNT '07 is dedicated to Mako Iwamatsu (who voiced Splinter), as he died shortly after finishing recording.
  • Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid was dedicated to legendary costume designer Edith Head, who died before it was released. The entire film itself is also something of a tribute to her, as it includes many clips from 1940s and '50s films, several of which feature her work.
  • Small Soldiers has a dedication to Hartman after the closing credits, including an outtake along with it.
  • The Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy (2005) featured a dedication reading simply "For Douglas".
  • Contact features the dedication "For Carl" at the end of the film.
  • UHF is dedicated to Trinidad Silva, who died in an auto accident before filming all his scenes as Raul.
  • The Dark Knight: "In memory of our friends Heath Ledger & Conway Wickliffe" - Wickliffe was a special effects technician who was killed in an accident during filming. When Ledger died, Warner Bros also dedicated their entire Dark Knight website to him with a splash page that featured a eulogy about his life.
  • Superman Returns was dedicated to Christopher and Dana Reeve.
  • Terminator Salvation was dedicated to Stan Winston.
  • Iron Man 2 was dedicated to DJ Adam Goldsmith, aka DJ AM, who had a cameo in the film As Himself.
  • Taxi Driver is dedicated to Bernard Herrmann.
    • Obsession (his next-to-last score) and God Told Me To (which was to have been his next project) were also dedicated to him.
  • In The Shawshank Redemption, right before the credits: "In memory of Allen Green".
  • Blue Thunder is dedicated to Warren Oates, who passed away a month after filming.
  • Post-theatrical release versions of Road to Perdition include a dedication to cinematographer Conrad L. Hall, who died after the film opened.
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa features the dedication "To our friend Bernie Mac, thanks for all the laughter". Bernie voiced Zuba in the film.
  • Cliffhanger is dedicated to Sylvester Stallone's mountain climbing double Wolfgang Güllich (who ironically passed away in a road accident unconnected to the film) and Carolco head Mario Kassar's mother.
  • Adaptation is dedicated to Donald Kaufman, fictional character and a credited co-writer, who dies in the film.
  • A.I.: Artificial Intelligence is dedicated to Stanley Kubrick, who began the project decades before Steven Spielberg completed it.
  • The Crow simply has "For Brandon and Eliza".
  • City of Angels ends with "For Dawn", a reference to producer Dawn Steel (who originally optioned Wings of Desire for the United States).
  • Street Fighter has a tribute for Raul Julia at the film's credits that said "For Raúl. Vaya con Dios!" (translated to "Go with God" in Spanish).
  • All three major SpongeBob films have these.
  • Rise of the Guardians was dedicated to author William Joyce's late daughter Mary Katherine Joyce, "a guardian fierce and true".
  • Shrek 2 was dedicated to William Steig, the author of the original book.
  • The Polar Express was dedicated to actor Michael Jeter, who played Smokey and Steamer in the film.
  • The Blu-Ray version of Fantasia 2000 includes a dedication to executive producer Roy E. Disney (who had lived to see the movie premiere in theaters, but died about 11 months before it came to Blu-Ray).
  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire is dedicated to Jim Varney, who voiced Cookie the cook.
  • At the very beginning of the original theatrical release of the The Lion King, just right before the Walt Disney Pictures Vanity Plate appears, there is a brief dedication to Walt Disney Company president Frank G. Wells, who died in a helicopter crash about two months before the film's release. However, recent prints of the movie move this to the end of the credits.
  • Disney's Beauty and the Beast contains possibly one of the loveliest dedications in Hollywood history at the end of its closing credits, in honor of lyricist Howard Ashman, who died from AIDS 7 months before the completion of the film: "To our friend Howard, who gave a mermaid her voice and a beast his soul, we will be forever grateful".
  • Transformers: The Movie is dedicated to Orson Welles, who voiced Unicron.
  • Jetsons: The Movie was dedicated to George O'Hanlon and Mel Blanc, the respective voice actors for George Jetson and Mr. Spacely. Both actually died before completing their work for the movie, and sound-alike Jeff Bergman filled in their remaining lines. Additionally, at the very end of the film's end credits, you can hear Astro saying "I love you, George!" as a final send-off to O'Hanlon.
  • Scooby-Doo:
    • Scooby Doo on Zombie Island was dedicated to Don Messick, the original voice of Scooby, who died after suffering a stroke in 1997.
    • Scooby Doo And The Alien Invaders was dedicated to Mary Kay Bergman, the voice of Daphne in this and the previous two films, who committed suicide in 1999.
    • Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase was dedicated to co-creator William Hanna, who died in 2001.
    • Scooby Doo and the Legend of the Vampire and The Monster of Mexico were both dedicated to Bob Onorato, a story artist at Hanna-Barbera.
    • Chill Out, Scooby-Doo! was dedicated to Iwao Takamoto, the artist who originally designed Scooby and the gang.
  • The 1998 American remake of Godzilla has one for Tomoyuki Tanaka, the creator of the Godzilla franchise.
    • Godzilla: King of the Monsters, meanwhile, was dedicated to both Yoshimitsu Banno (director of Godzilla vs. Hedorah and producer of both Legendary Pictures Godzilla films) and Haruo Nakajima (the original Godzilla suit actor). The latter dedication was presented with a behind-the-scenes still from Ebirah, Horror of the Deep while Godzilla's classic theme and roar are heard.
  • Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets is dedicated to Richard Harris, who played Dumbledore in both this and the first film.
  • Tomorrow Never Dies is dedicated to longtime James Bond film producer Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli.
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home is dedicated to both Spider-Man creators, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, who passed away the year before the film's release.

Live Action TV

  • Twice has an actor from The Wire died and had their character (a Baltimore Police officer) killed off in the show off-camera. The episode then depicts a detective's wake; the departed is laid out on the pool table at the local cop bar, with a beer in one hand and a cigar in the other, while his fellow policemen recount his finest moments and play "Body of an American" by The Pogues.
  • Erik Gates, a rocketry expert and honorary MythBuster, died unexpectedly in late 2009. The Myth Busters episode that aired the next week had an "In Memory" graphic at the end of the credits.
    • The October 13, 2010 episode was dedicated to Sanjay Singh, one of their regular EMTs, who had died the previous week (Sanjay appeared in that episode, which was filmed several months before).
  • On The West Wing, the first episode to air after John Spencer's death started with a brief fourth-wall-breaking tribute by Martin Sheen. However, because they'd filmed ahead, Spencer's character didn't die until several weeks later.
  • Star Trek the Next Generation episode "Unification I" included a memorial title card for creator Gene Roddenberry.
  • On Barney Miller, after Jack Soo (Yamana) died, they had a fourth-wall breaking episode where the cast showed their favorite Jack Soo moments.
  • Titus had one after the death of the real-life Ken Titus.
  • On The Daily Show, whenever a major celebrity/politician/author/etc. dies and Jon Stewart interviewed him/her in a past episode, the "Moment of Zen" segment that ends the program will be a clip of that interview instead of the usual clip of media idiocy.
  • The Scrubs episode "My Cake", which deals with the death of J.D.'s father, is dedicated to the late John Ritter, who played J.D.'s father on the show.
  • Power Rangers:
  • Doctor Who:
    • Third Doctor actor Jon Pertwee died between the American and UK broadcasts of the 1996 TV movie. As a result, the UK broadcast had a dedication to Pertwee at the end.
    • Christmas Episode "Voyage of the Damned" featured a card after the final scene reading "In Memory of Verity Lambert", who had died a month or two previously.
    • The credits for Series 4 opener "Partners in Crime" featured the words "In Memory of Howard Attfield", who was meant to reprise his role as Donna's father for the series. Unfortunately, he was in ill health and died after his scenes in "Partners in Crime" were shot, and his character role was given to the newspaper salesman in "Voyage of the Damned", who became Donna's grandfather.
    • "The Waters of Mars" has a dedication card reading "In Memory of Barry Letts", an important producer of the show in the 70s who died a month before broadcast, following the trailer for "The End of Time".
    • Series 6 opener "The Impossible Astronaut" opens, rather than ends, with a dedication card to Sarah Jane Smith's actress Elisabeth Sladen, who died 4 days before the episode's premiere. Opening the episode with the dedication helps in establishing the episode's darker Wham! Episode tone compared to other season-openers.
    • Though not a "in memory of" card, the episode "The Wedding of River Song" weaves, in an subtle but unmistakable way, a nod to the memory of Nicholas Courtney into the episode, and even manages to make it a plot point of sorts.[1]
    • The DVD editions of the older stories frequently include tributes to figures related to them who recently died, such as a brief tribute to Anthony Ainley (the 1980s Master) at the end of the main feature of "The Keeper of Traken" and a lengthy tribute featurette to Barry Letts (producer during the early 1970s) on "The Daemons".
  • A memorable episode of The Cosby Show guest-starring the Muppets was dedicated to their creator Jim Henson.
  • An episode of Angel was dedicated to Glenn Quinn, who played Doyle. Doyle had died in the first season, and Quinn died several years later from a drug overdose.
  • Puppy Bowl VI was dedicated to the event's previous announcer Harry Kalas.
  • Highlander the Series. The second-season two-parter "Unholy Alliance" had a dedication in the credits to Werner Stocker, the actor who played Duncan's mentor figure Darius. Werner Stocker had died just as the last few episodes of the previous season were filmed.
  • The opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics were dedicated to Nodar Kumaritashvili, who died in a practice run on the luge track hours before the start of the Olympics.
  • Suddenly Susan did one after the death of David Strickland.
  • An episode of The Amazing Race 16 was dedicated to the memory of He Pingping, the world's shortest man who was able to walk, who handed out clues to racers following one of the leg's roadblocks. Pingping passed away a little more than a month before the episode's original broadcast.
  • The series finale of Stargate Atlantis included a mention that General Hammond had died of a heart attack, and that Earth's newest battleship would be named after him, reflecting the real-life death of Don S. Davis, the actor who portrayed Hammond. The USS George Hammond subsequently appeared in the pilot of Stargate Universe.
  • Cruelly played with at the end of every episode of the sketch comedy Human Giant, in which a faux-memoriam to a random, allegedly dead member of the show's real crew and staff (featuring the real face and name of a crew member) is interrupted by advertisements for non-existent Human Giant products.
  • Supernatural dedicated their fourth season to Kim Manners, a director who died during the filming of that season. The title card appeared after the episode "Death Takes a Holiday", which was actually the fifteenth episode, but the first to air after his death.
    • Also in the fourth season, the episode "Afterschool Special" was dedicated to Christopher F. Lima and Tim Loock, a rigging electrician and post production editor, respectively. With Manners' after-the-fact full season dedication, this episode was dedicated to three separate, unrelated people whose deaths had nothing to do with each other.
  • The X-Files took their "In Memoriam" one step further. In February 2001, Leyla Harrison, a prominent X-Files fanfiction author, passed away from cancer. In her honor, Agent Leyla Harrison made her appearance in season 8's "Alone". The fictional Agent Harrison was quite a fan of Mulder and Scully's, spending much of her time at the FBI poring over their expense reports and during the entire episode, references previous cases the two had been on (while partnered with Agent Doggett) as possibilities for the creature they're hunting. In the end, she meets Mulder and Scully and is gifted with the keychain Mulder had given Scully for her birthday during season four. She also makes an appearance in season nine's "Scary Monsters".
    • In a more traditional style, the 2008 movie "I Want to Believe" is dedicated to Randy Stone, who was the casting agent who cast the pilot episode of the show. He died in 2007.
  • When the dog playing Buck needed to retire, Married... with Children dedicated his last episode to him. Of course, being a Bundy, even sweet doggy death doesn't give him any relief; he's reincarnated as their new dog.
  • A 2011 episode of Have I Got News for You opened with a dedication to Big George, the composer of the theme song, who had died the week before.
  • The December 19, 2011 episode of Next Great Baker was dedicated to contestant Wesley Durden. He had been eliminated in that episode, and died in October 2011 after filming was completed.
    • The parent show, Cake Boss, dedicated one episode to Salvatore Picinich, a long-time friend and employee, after his death from cancer.
  • In 2012, "The Map", an episode of The Middle that began with the Hecks coming back from Aunt Ginny's funeral, ended with an "in memoriam" to Frances Bay, who had played the character until she died the previous September.
  • The finale of Ultraman Z pays tribute to the show's main screenwriter Kota Fukihara, who passed away on May 17, 2020 at the age of 37 due to brain hemorrhage a month before the series started its run.

Music

  • On their album "Anchors Aweigh" The Bouncing Souls had "Todd's Song", in which they sang "I grab into my six-pack and raise a can to another fallen friend... With a heart so big that you can't hide you took the path of a slow suicide. And all those feelings that you had, they killed you from the inside... I can't say that I don't understand. I know you tried. I'll see you when we all come home."
  • The Red Hot Chili Peppers have two songs, Knock Me Down (Mother's Milk) and My Lovely Man (Blood Sugar Sex Magic), that are tributes to their former guitarist Hillel Slovak, who died of a heroin overdose.
  • The lyrics for "Into the West" from Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King were inspired by aspiring filmmaker and director Cameron Duncan, who had become friends with Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh and filmed an organ donation commercial for them. When the song received the Golden Globe for Best Original Song, Walsh dedicated the award to him; Duncan died of cancer at the age of 17, and some of his work can be seen on the extended editions of the LOTR DVDs.
  • Tool's album Aenima is dedicated to the memory of their friend, comedian Bill Hicks, who is featured in a mural in the album's liner notes.
  • The remaining members of Snot recorded a tribute album, Strait Up, in memory of their deceased vocalist, Lynn Strait. The album featured an extensive and substantial list of well-known rock, punk and metal musicians.
  • Rise Against wrote "Make It Stop (September's Children)" to honor the memories of all those who have died of bullying, be it homophobic or otherwise, even naming the gay teenagers who committed suicide in September 2010 during the bridge. The video makes this clear to those who didn't get it from just listening to the song.
  • Dave Matthews Band dedicated their breakthrough album Under the Table and Dreaming to Dave's sister, Anne. She had been murdered by her husband a few months before the album's release.
  • Elton John's Empty Garden, which was written in memory of his good friend and Beatle John Lennon.
  • "Mighty K.C." by For Squirrels is intended as a tribute to Kurt Cobain, but the video is a memorial to two bandmembers and their manager, who died in a car crash before the album was released.
    • Likewise, "Let Me In" by REM is also dedicated to/inspired by Cobain

Professional Wrestling

  • WWE does this regularly. Depending on how "important" the dead guy is, it might just be an "In Memoriam" card at the beginning of the show or a fully produced retrospective about their lives. And that's just for old guys. For Owen Hart, Eddie Guerrero and Chris Benoit, they had full two-hour-long Kayfabe-breaking tributes.
    • After Road Warrior Hawk's death, The Dudley Boys won a tag-team match with the Road Warriors' old finishing move as a tribute. I think JR even finished calling the match with "God bless you, Hawk!".
    • After Yokozuna's death, The Undertaker wore a Yokozuna shirt during his match against Val Venis. They were best friends in real life.
    • Triple H wore a black armband during a match in remembrance of "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig.
  • The December 30, 2020 episode of AEW Dynamite was fully dedicated to Jon "Brodie Lee" Huber, who passed away on Boxing Day from an unspecified lung disease.
    • Lance Archer wore a dirty white tank top and blue jeans for his match, which had been Huber's ring gear during his time on the independent circuit and in WWE as "Luke Harper".
    • Adam "Hangman" Page, Alex "3" Reynolds and John "4" Silver used rolls of paper as weapons during their match against MJF, Santana and Ortiz of the Inner Circle.[2]
      • In that same match, Erick Redbeard (Huber's former tag-team partner in WWE as part of the Wyatt Family) made a run-in to counter interference from MJF's bodyguard, Wardlow. After the match (which ended with a victory for Page, Reynolds and Silver), Erick hugged a tearful Reynolds and Silver before holding up a sign that said "Goodbye for now, my brother. See you down the road.".
    • The main event was booked by Huber's 8-year-old son Brodie Jr., pitting his favorite wrestlers Cody Rhodes, Orange Cassidy and Preston "10" Vance against Brian Cage, Ricky Starks and Will "Powerhouse" Hobbs of Team Taz.
    • In the final segment of the night, AEW owner Tony Khan gave Brodie Jr. the AEW TNT Championship belt, declaring him the "TNT Champion for life", before announcing that the belt design Huber had held before his passing would be permanently retired in his honor.

Tabletop Games

Video Games

  • World War II Online has an in-game memorial that not only lists any deceased player, but also pinpoints the center of a town and is updated periodically.
  • The game Burnout Revenge is dedicated to Dr Rabin Ezra, who wrote the Renderware Game Engine used by the Burnout series.
  • Version 3.2 of Nethack is dedicated to Izchak Miller, a DevTeam founding member who, among other things, wrote much of the game's shopkeeper code. Also, every version starting with this one has included Izchak as the keeper of the only guaranteed shop in the game.
    • To this day, it is considered extremely bad form to kill Izchak the Shopkeeper. Even in extinctionist games, where the goal is to kill every creature in the game 120 times.
  • At the start of the credits roll in Left 4 Dead, the 'film' will be dedicated to any players who died during the finale.
  • Kingdom Hearts: 358 Days Over 2 was dedicated in the memory of Wayne Allwine, Mickey Mouse's previous voice actor, who died in May 2009, before the game's release. This was the last game in the franchise where Allwine voiced the mouse.
  • There is a tribute photo of Owen Hart shown at the end of the intro of WWF Attitude.
  • In World of Warcraft, a few small dedications are scattered throughout the continents. Names include: Jesse Morale, Michael Koiter (Blizzard Entertainment employees), Anthony Ray Stark (a friend of an employee), and the discontinued Starcraft: Ghost game.
  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time was dedicated to Mel Winkler, who voiced Aku-Aku in the Crash games from Warped to Twinsanity.
  • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker's end credits included a statement that Peace Walker was made in the memory of Project Itoh, the author of Metal Gear Solid 4's novelization, who had died of cancer before the game's release.
  • Saints Row IV has "Michael Clarke Duncan (RIP)" as the credit for the voice of Benjamin King before Terry Crews, who took over for him. He can also be heard along with the rest of the cast singing "Just A Friend" through the credits, and he sings alone at the end.
  • The final Mass Effect 3 DLC pack "Citadel" is dedicated to Robin Sachs, who voiced Zaeed Massani throughout the series. "Citadel" was the last role he ever recorded.
  • Rick May, the man who voiced the Soldier in Team Fortress 2, passed away in 2020 from COVID-19. As a mark of respect, Valve updated the game by adding bronze statues of the Soldier performing his saluting taunt to most official maps[3], with the plaque on the pedestal reading "Rick May: 1940 - 2020 'That was a hell of a campaign, son!'". Whenever a player walks up to it, various Soldier voice lines will play.
  • Spider-Man: Miles Morales is dedicated to Chadwick Boseman, who played fellow African Marvel superhero Black Panther.

Webcomics

Web Originals

Western Animation

  • In the "Tales of Ba Sing Se" episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender, one segment of the episode centers around Iroh, who was voiced by Mako. However, Mako died shortly after the recording for the second season of Avatar was completed. As such, the Iroh segment of "Tales" carried a dedication to Mako at the end. Oh, did we mention the segment itself was about Iroh going to mourn his dead son on said son's birthday? It's not really something you watch without tissues on hand.
    • And the credits of the Grand Finale was dedicated to Dante DiMartino, father of series co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino. The similar names probably led more than a couple people to thinking that Mike himself had died.
  • The Simpsons often dedicates episodes to deceased Special Guests who lent a voice in the series.
    • "Trash of the Titans" was dedicated to Linda McCartney.
    • One of the most elaborate dedications was the re-airing of "Do the Bartman" in honor of recently deceased song-co-writer Michael Jackson (with a dedication card at the end).
    • "Mona Leaves-a", the episode that dealt with the death of Homer's mother, was dedicated to the late mothers of Dan Castellaneta and Harry Shearer. Cue the waterworks.
    • "Bart the Mother", which was the last episode to feature Troy McClure, was dedicated to Phil Hartman (For some reason, this was missing from the British television airings).
    • One episode parodied the trope in its ending credits, dedicating the episode to everyone who died in the six Star Wars movies, including "everyone on both Death Stars when they blew up", "whoever Jimmy Smits played"[4] and "sadly, not Jar-Jar Binks".
    • "Homer's Barbershop Quartet" was dedicated to Michael P. Schoenbrun, the executive in charge of production for Gracie Films.
  • The Phineas and Ferb episode "The Chronicles of Meap" was dedicated to "Movie Trailer Announcer Guy" Don LaFontaine.
  • South Park had one for Mary Kay Bergman. The episode (a Christmas Episode) also featured, near the end, a shot of all the main characters she'd voiced singing together.
    • "The China Probrem" was dedicated to Issac Hayes, the voice of Chef, despite him having departed under controversial circumstances years before.
  • The final episode of Moral Orel ends with a dedication to Tom Stamatopoulos, series creator Dino Stamatopoulos' father.
  • As Told by Ginger's episode "No Hope for Courtney" was re-written midway through production to have Ms. Gordon die in the story's canon as a dedication to Kathleen Freeman, who died from cancer during the making of the episode.
  • The SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Karate Island" ended with a dedication to Master Udon's late voice actor, Pat "Mr. Miyagi" Morita. This troper thought it was a very depressing end to such a silly episode. Oddly enough, it's been removed from later airings here in the US.
  • A Blue's Clues episode focusing on a neighborhood picnic was dedicated to Fred Rogers.
  • Adult Swim always makes a single Moment of Silence bump in their usual black and white format for any and all people who have played a direct impact or influence in the lives of the staff or culture in general simply by stating their name and years they were alive.
  • Robot Chicken parodies the dedicated-to-the-memory-of trope with "In Memoriam".
  • American Dad parodied this with a Brick Joke. First, Klaus is seen pretending the Smith family was on a DVD, and he's doing the commentary. This is forgotten until the final hobo-fight showdown, where he mentions one of the actors supposed to be in the scene had died beforehand, before apologising for speaking over the funniest line in the entire episode (apparently) Then, just before the credits, we get a behind-the-scenes shot of Stan joking around with another actor, with 'In Memory' superimposed.
  • Stanley's Dinosaur Round-Up, a TV movie based on the show Stanley, was dedicated in memory of John Ritter, who voiced Stanley's Great-Uncle Stew.
  • A Very Special Episode of Arthur about the character Mrs. MacGrady getting cancer was dedicated to Leah Ryan, who had a hand in writing the episode. Additionally, the MacGrady character was referred to as Aunt Leah, even though a previous episode had established her first name as Sarah.
  • The Family Guy episode "And Then There Were Fewer" included at the beginning a dedication to Seth MacFarlane's mother, Ann Perry MacFarlane, who died of cancer in July 2010.
    • At the beginning of "Brian's Got A Brand-New Bag", a dedication to the recently-deceased Patrick Swayze was featured (his film Road House was an important part of the episode's plot).
  • The Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy episode "Look Before You Ed" was for Paul Boyd (who animated the show's opening sequence).
  • One episode of the animated series of ALF was dedicated to associate producer Vic Kephart.
  • The Transformers Prime episode "Partners" was dedicated to Peter Cullen's older brother Larry, whose funeral had been held two days before broadcast.
  • The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes episode "Michael Korvac" is dedicated to its director, Boyd Kirkland (also the producer of X-Men Evolution) "Friend, Father, Director, Avenger".
  1. The Doctor is on a "farewell tour", trying to postpone his rendezvous with his impending death in Utah as much as possible, and so he rings up the nursing home that Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart is at, hoping to share a drink or two with his old companion. A nurse tells the Doctor that the Brigadier had always spoken highly of the Doctor and requested that things be always ready if he ever decided to make a surprise visit to see the Brig - and that he had died a couple of months prior to the Doctor calling. This event is the one that finally spurs the Doctor to stop running and face his fate.
  2. Huber hitting people with rolls of paper whenever he got angry was a Running Gag on the Being the Elite webseries.
  3. including Hightower and Doublecross, popular maps for Soldier rocket jumping shenanigans
  4. Bail Organa
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