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24th Sep '17 5:33:07 PM Andyroid
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* On ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', Heffer's cranky grandma has gone to Hell, but she isn't tortured or anything. (In fact, she bosses around the demon who is ''supposed'' to be her overlord!)

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* On ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'': In "Heff In a Handbasket", it's revealed Heffer's cranky grandma has gone to Hell, Heck, but she isn't tortured or anything. (In fact, she bosses around the demon who is ''supposed'' to be her overlord!)
23rd Sep '17 7:13:14 PM PaulA
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* In the third act of Creator/GeorgeBernardShaw's ''Man and Superman'', referred to as ''Don Juan in Hell'' when performed separately, Dona finds Don Juan and the Devil discussing philosophy, and is horrified that her guardian, the Commendatore killed by Don Juan, is present as well. He has quit heaven due to boredom and moved downstairs.
-->'''Don Juan:''' Hell, Señora, is a place for the wicked. The wicked are quite comfortable.

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* Creator/GeorgeBernardShaw:
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In the third act of Creator/GeorgeBernardShaw's ''Man and Superman'', referred to as ''Don Juan in Hell'' when performed separately, Dona finds Don Juan and the Devil discussing philosophy, and is horrified that her guardian, the Commendatore killed by Don Juan, is present as well. He has quit heaven due to boredom and moved downstairs.
-->'''Don --->'''Don Juan:''' Hell, Señora, is a place for the wicked. The wicked are quite comfortable.comfortable.
** In the Epilogue of ''Theatre/SaintJoan'', the ghost of the English soldier reports that Hell is actually quite comfortable, at least compared to fifteen years at war in France.
--->'''Soldier:''' You won't find it so bad, sir. Jolly. Like as if you were always drunk without the trouble and expense of drinking. Tip top company, too: emperors and popes and kings and all sorts.
23rd Sep '17 9:24:21 AM nombretomado
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* The video game ''[[AtlantisTheLostTales Atlantis 2]]'' (also known as ''Beyond Atlantis'') portrayed the Chinese Hell as not scary at all, and the only "hellish" thing about it was the ObstructiveBureaucrat running the place. People could also freely enter and leave it, at least living ones. It also portrayed the Mayan underworld, Xibalba, as a tropical paradise overseen by a slightly insane bat-god.

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* The video game ''[[AtlantisTheLostTales ''[[VideoGame/AtlantisTheLostTales Atlantis 2]]'' (also known as ''Beyond Atlantis'') portrayed the Chinese Hell as not scary at all, and the only "hellish" thing about it was the ObstructiveBureaucrat running the place. People could also freely enter and leave it, at least living ones. It also portrayed the Mayan underworld, Xibalba, as a tropical paradise overseen by a slightly insane bat-god.
8th Jun '17 12:34:56 PM SilentStranger
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* Toyed with in the first series of ''Series/BlackAdder''. After being appointed Archbishop of Canterbury, Edmund is charged with ensuring a nobleman leaves his lands to the crown instead of the church. He does this by explaining that Heaven is for people who like praising God and watering pot plants, while Hell is for pillage, adultery, and so on. Judging from the man's reaction just before dying, this is probably not true.

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* Toyed with in the first series of ''Series/BlackAdder''. After being appointed Archbishop of Canterbury, Edmund is charged with ensuring a nobleman leaves his lands to the crown instead of the church. He does this by explaining that Heaven is for people who like praising God and watering pot plants, while Hell is for pillage, adultery, and so on. on (the nobleman admitted to all of these, including incest ''with his own mother''). Judging from the man's reaction just before dying, this is probably not true.true, though this might just have been his death throes.



* Al Bundy's hell in the ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' episode "Damn Bundys" shows the devil (play by Robert Englund) punish him by giving him only Weenie Tots (his favorite food) to eat because it'll make him go to the bathroom for long periods of time (the reason ''why'' is his favorite food) and not allowing him to see his family ever again, so from his perspective, is heaven.

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* Al Bundy's hell in the ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' episode "Damn Bundys" shows the devil (play by Robert Englund) punish him by giving him only Weenie Tots (his favorite food) to eat because it'll make him go to the bathroom for long periods of time (the reason ''why'' is his favorite food) and not allowing him to see his family ever again, so from his perspective, is heaven. However, once Satan figures this out, he quickly turns it on Al when the rest of the Bundy's, along with Marcy and Jefferson, also end up in Hell (the family died in a car crash after taking Al's body to the dump, and Marcy and Jefferson slipped and died while dancing on Al's grave). Satan subjects Al to a FateWorseThanDeath - eternity with his family pretty much exactly like their old life, with a few added infernal punishments (Peggy cant buy stuff from the Home Shopping channel because her hands have turned into hooves and she cant lift the phone, Kelly keeps scaring off all her boyfriends because her face turns into a monster, and Buds hands have become lobster claws and keep popping his sex dolls).
20th Apr '17 3:43:26 PM Chariset
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* An {{Oirish}} drinking toast:

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* An {{Oirish}} Oirish drinking toast:



* Another joke tells about a man who has just arrived in Hell and the Devil tells him that it's actually a really good experience since each day of the week is devoted to indulging a different vice: Monday is about gluttony; Tuesday is endless sex; Wednesday is ludicrous amounts of booze; Thursday is dedicated to all the drugs that ever existed... but when he finds out the man isn't gay, he replies, "Shit. You're really going to hate Friday..."

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* Another joke tells about In another joke, a man who has just arrived in Hell and meets the Devil Devil, who tells him that it's actually a really good experience since Hell is fun because each day of the week is devoted to indulging a different vice: Monday is about gluttony; Tuesday is endless sex; Wednesday is ludicrous amounts of booze; Thursday is dedicated to all the drugs that ever existed... but when he finds out the man isn't gay, he replies, "Shit. You're really going to hate Friday..."


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** Conversely, Heaven is really unpleasant to the souls who try to get there -- yes, it's a pre-dawn meadow and some virtuous souls are there to talk to, but it's so much more real than the wandering spirits that blades of grass cut right through their feet instead of bending for them.
20th Apr '17 3:38:58 PM Chariset
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* Fred the Crab and Sam the Clam, who are friends, both die. Fred, who was virtuous, gets sent to Heaven; Sam gets sent to Hell. Fred gets issued a harp, which he's very good at playing with all his little legs. But eventually he gets lonely and wants to see Sam again, so he asks God if he can go visit Hell. God says yes, but he has to be back by midnight. Fred goes to Hell and finds out that Sam has a swinging nightclub. Fred plays the harp with them and they have such a good time that he almost loses track of time, and when he looks at the clock it's a quarter to midnight. He rushes back to Heaven and gets there right at midnight. "Wow, you just barely made it," says God. But then Fred says, "I have to go back! [[{{Feghoot}} I left my harp in Sam Clam's disco]]!" ([[DontExplainTheJoke I left my heart in San Francisco]])
* An Oirish drinking toast:

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* Fred the Crab and Sam the Clam, who are friends, both die. Fred, who was virtuous, gets sent to Heaven; Sam gets sent to Hell. Fred gets issued a harp, which he's very good at playing with all his little legs. But eventually he gets lonely and wants to see Sam again, so he asks God if he can go visit Hell. God says yes, but he has to be back by midnight. Fred goes to Hell and finds out that Sam has a swinging nightclub. Fred plays the harp with them and they have such a good time that he almost loses track of time, and when he looks at the clock it's a quarter to midnight. He rushes back to Heaven and gets there right at midnight.the last minute. "Wow, you just barely made it," says God. But then Fred says, exclaims, "I have to go back! [[{{Feghoot}} I left my harp in Sam Clam's disco]]!" ([[DontExplainTheJoke I left my heart in San Francisco]])
* An Oirish {{Oirish}} drinking toast:



* Another joke tells about a man who the devil greets saying that Hell is actually a really good experience since each day of the week is devoted to a different vice: monday is about eating all the food you want, tuesday is about having endless sex, wednesday is about all the booze one can manage, thursday is dedicated to all the drugs that ever existed... but when he finds out the man isn't homosexual, he answers "Then you're not going to like fridays...."

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* Another joke tells about a man who has just arrived in Hell and the devil greets saying Devil tells him that Hell is it's actually a really good experience since each day of the week is devoted to indulging a different vice: monday Monday is about eating all the food you want, tuesday gluttony; Tuesday is about having endless sex, wednesday sex; Wednesday is about all the booze one can manage, thursday ludicrous amounts of booze; Thursday is dedicated to all the drugs that ever existed... but when he finds out the man isn't homosexual, gay, he answers "Then you're not replies, "Shit. You're really going to like fridays....hate Friday..."



* The Afro-American folktale character Stagger Lee aka Stag O' Lee, [[IHaveManyNames you get the idea]] is a living MemeticBadass GodModeSue that makes Chuck Norris seem ho-hum even on his ''best'' day as he simply decides as a child not to be a slave in Pre-Civil War America and [[WalkingTheEarth walks the earth,]] carrying only a deck of cards (to win money,) a guitar (to seduce WHITE women) and a gun (to kill men, especially White men) as he literally gets away with murder, marries his victim's wife, can't be killed by hanging and shoots at the Grim Reaper to live into the 20th Century, forcing God to step in and smite him with a bolt of lightning. Stag's response: go up to FluffyCloudHeaven, break up God's card game, declares the place sucks (only White people and Uncle Toms) and deliberately goes to Hell where he [[RuleOfCool turns it into a nightclub while the Devil is too scared/sad to do anything about it.]]

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* The Afro-American folktale character Stagger Lee aka Stag O' Lee, [[IHaveManyNames you get the idea]] is a living MemeticBadass GodModeSue that makes Chuck Norris seem ho-hum even on his ''best'' day as he simply decides as a child not to be a slave in Pre-Civil War America and [[WalkingTheEarth walks the earth,]] carrying only a deck of cards (to win money,) a guitar (to seduce WHITE white women) and a gun (to kill men, especially White men) as white men). Over his adventures he literally gets away with murder, marries his victim's wife, can't be killed by hanging survives an attempted hanging, and shoots at holds off the Grim Reaper at gunpoint to live into the 20th Century, forcing God to step in and smite him with a bolt of lightning. Stag's response: go up to FluffyCloudHeaven, break up God's card game, declares and basically declare the place sucks boring (only White white people and Uncle Toms) and Toms). He then deliberately goes to Hell where he [[RuleOfCool turns it into a nightclub while the Devil is too scared/sad intimidated to do anything about it.]]



** This also gets a playful nod in earlier books, where Hell is actively ''advertising'' how much more fun it is than Heaven, complete with a pair of comical devil mascots.

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** This also gets a playful nod in earlier books, where Hell Hell is actively ''advertising'' how much more fun it is than Heaven, complete with a pair of comical devil mascots.
24th Feb '17 11:04:41 PM MagnusForce
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/LeagueOfSuperEvil'', the gang go to the center of the Earth to escape a chilly day and discover a paradise resort for villains where [[{{Hellhound}} Doomageddon]] is considered a special guest, a devil-like figure is its manager, and there's fire everywhere. It's never stated, but it's a great GettingCrapPastTheRadar moment.
21st Feb '17 11:55:12 PM gewunomox
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* Played as a TearJerker in BruceSpringsteen's "Youngstown", where an unemployed iron worker sums up his life:

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* Played as a TearJerker in BruceSpringsteen's Music/BruceSpringsteen's "Youngstown", where an unemployed iron worker sums up his life:
10th Feb '17 5:08:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/KeyAndPeele'' take it UpToEleven with {{LMFAO}}. Their IronicHell is a great party, but the party doesn't stop...''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxWzsrj8bZE ever.]]''

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* ''Series/KeyAndPeele'' take it UpToEleven with {{LMFAO}}.Music/{{LMFAO}}. Their IronicHell is a great party, but the party doesn't stop...''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxWzsrj8bZE ever.]]''
10th Jan '17 8:20:16 PM WillBGood
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* Subverted in Creator/StephenSoundheim's Theatre/TheFrogs in which death is a never-ending party because the dead will grasp at any distraction from the fact that they're dead:

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* Subverted in Creator/StephenSoundheim's Creator/StephenSondheim's Theatre/TheFrogs in which death is a never-ending party because the dead will grasp at any distraction from the fact that they're dead:
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