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28th Sep '17 9:51:16 AM frankcuzzo
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* In light of the real life rape allegations of its star, creator, and namesake; ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' has a number of creepy references for ''actor/billcosby'' that a new viewer of the show cannot avoid. Cliff Huxtable is an OB/GYN, and his wife is the biggest defender of his behavior (at least when they're not alone). The theme song "Kiss Me" was also co-composed be Bill Cosby. Much of the story lines in the show revolved around real life situations for the actor (He was a track and field star at Temple, his son was dyslexic, he has 4 daughters and 1 son, he loves Jazz so much he hosts the Playboy Jazz Festival) so this might be more than a creepy coincidence.

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* In light of the real life rape allegations of its star, creator, and namesake; ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' has a number of creepy references for ''actor/billcosby'' Creator/BillCosby that a new viewer of the show cannot avoid. Cliff Huxtable is an OB/GYN, and his wife is the biggest defender of his behavior (at least when they're not alone). The theme song "Kiss Me" was also co-composed be Bill Cosby. Much of the story lines in the show revolved around real life situations for the actor (He was a track and field star at Temple, his son was dyslexic, he has 4 daughters and 1 son, he loves Jazz so much he hosts the Playboy Jazz Festival) so this might be more than a creepy coincidence.
28th Sep '17 9:49:54 AM frankcuzzo
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* In light of the real life rape allegations of its star, creator, and namesake; ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' has a number of creepy references for ''actor/billcosby'' that a new viewer of the show cannot avoid. Cliff Huxtable is an OB/GYN, and his wife is the biggest defender of his behavior (at least when they're not alone). The theme song "Kiss Me" was also co-composed be Bill Cosby. Much of the story lines in the show revolved around real life situations for the actor (He was a track and field star at Temple, his son was dyslexic, he has 4 daughters and 1 son, he loves Jazz so much he hosts the Playboy Jazz Festival) so this might be more than a creepy coincidence.
20th Sep '17 5:29:48 AM cg12345
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* ''{{Series/The Orville}}'': In "Command Performance", Ed's joke to Bortus about eating one of his [[BizarreAlienBiology eggs]]. That's basically the equivalent of going up to a pregnant woman and telling her you want to ''[[EatsBabies eat her]] [[{{Squick}} abortion.]]''
27th Aug '17 11:49:06 AM Snackjack
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* Fridge/StarTrekTheNextGeneration
7th Jun '17 12:30:45 PM Emmie
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* Fridge/{{Lucifer}}
15th May '16 2:02:30 PM DrOO7
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** Speaking of George. . .in an episode where he sleeps with a married woman, the woman's husband declares his intent to "sew his ass to his face, break all his joints and reattach them backwards", etc. One wonders what kind of treatment his poor ''wife'' was in for when she returned home from their tryst.
8th May '16 11:18:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheJeffFoxworthyShow has an in-universe example. Jeff and his college professor father-in-law Elliot are dressed as a gladiator and the devil respectively trying to milk a nervous cow, DontAsk [[MakesSenseInContext long story]]. Elliot comes up with the idea of relaxing the cow by sing the Indianan University song. When Jeff explains the incident to his wife she says "I remember hearing my father singing that through my bedroom wall as a kid." She and Jeff look over at her parents [[ParentalSexualitySquick and realize why her father was singing it]].

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* TheJeffFoxworthyShow ''Series/TheJeffFoxworthyShow'' has an in-universe example. Jeff and his college professor father-in-law Elliot are dressed as a gladiator and the devil respectively trying to milk a nervous cow, DontAsk [[MakesSenseInContext long story]]. Elliot comes up with the idea of relaxing the cow by sing the Indianan University song. When Jeff explains the incident to his wife she says "I remember hearing my father singing that through my bedroom wall as a kid." She and Jeff look over at her parents [[ParentalSexualitySquick and realize why her father was singing it]].
5th Feb '16 12:24:08 PM WriterGirl2015
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* Fridge/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark
5th Feb '16 12:23:44 PM WriterGirl2015
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** Also, he has signs outside which have crossings on them to indicate how many lives he's taken to stay young. One sign depicts a woman, then a man, a kid, and a [[KickTheDog dog]].
** If Daniele hadn't stopped him she would've been an orphan and Peter would've continued to take souls to stay young if another family came to stay at his home, and would use Danielle herself if she refused to join him.
** The ending of The Tale Of The Dark Music: [[spoiler: Andy sics the monster on the bully that's been tormenting him all episode. However, he accidentally gets him ''eaten'' in the process. In return for this... the monster gives him a new bike (the bully destroyed his old one) and promises to give him anything he wants as long as he ''keeps feeding him'']]. The final kicker, though? The last shot of the episode implies [[spoiler:that he's more than willing to give the monster what it wants with a subdued SlasherSmile and that '''his sister is next to go''']].
** Of course the nightmare is subdued when its revealed that one of the narrators mentioned that he didn't completely go through with [[spoiler:feeding his sister to the monster]].
*** Yet it still adds a dose of FridgeHorror when said narrator mentioned that [[spoiler:he used the monster as a form of intimidation towards his sister]]. Which still screams HeWhoFightsMonsters territory.
** Even if [[spoiler: he didn't feed his sister to "It"]], I'd hate to be anyone who got on that kid's bad side. In fact, I'd hate to be anywhere near that kid whenever he wanted something that he somehow couldn't get on his own.
5th Feb '16 11:57:25 AM WriterGirl2015
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* Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark? has the "Tale of the Pinball Wizard" episode. When Ross, the protagonist, finds himself trapped in a twisted version of his local mall, the first strange event that occurs is that thousands of quarters fall from the ceiling. When it's later revealed that [[spoiler: he's trapped inside a pinball machine]], this takes on new meaning: [[spoiler: every one of those quarters is a credit in the machine, and thus a round of the game he has to play before escaping, if he ever can escape.]]

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* Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark? has the Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark?
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"Tale of the Pinball Wizard" episode. When Ross, the protagonist, finds himself trapped in a twisted version of his local mall, the first strange event that occurs is that thousands of quarters fall from the ceiling. When it's later revealed that [[spoiler: he's trapped inside a pinball machine]], this takes on new meaning: [[spoiler: every one of those quarters is a credit in the machine, and thus a round of the game he has to play before escaping, if he ever can escape.]]]]
** Peter is shown in "The Tale Of The Captured Souls" to spy on Danielle and her family through his mirrors as part of his plan to steal their youth. The cameras include views of the tub in the bathroom and the bedroom. Does this mean Peter has watched Danielle and her parents undress when changing, to take a bath, or going to bed? Especially alarming when one considers that he's implied to have disturbing FoeYay towards Danielle.
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