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25th Nov '16 1:38:56 PM DustSnitch
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* This is a DownplayedTrope in C.S. Lewis's ''Literature/TheGreatDivorce''. The Grey Town doesn't contain the expected sights associated with Hell: devils with pitchforks, sinners being tortured on flaming racks, etc. It's just a depressing, rainy place where constant squabbling causes residents to spread out from everyone else and become TheAloner. However, it's hinted that this is just the antechamber to Hell -- things are about to get much worse once full darkness sets in.
24th Nov '16 7:49:27 AM Chariset
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** In a straighter (ha!) example, the virtuous pagans live in the uppermost and least bad level of Hell, which isn't bad at all. Their only real punishment is that they'll never get to Heaven proper.
7th Nov '16 12:10:58 PM JamesF
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*Averted In ''Film/BillAndTedsBogusJourney'', when the guys see Hell and say "We got totally lied to by our album covers, man."
23rd Oct '16 5:30:38 PM MagnusForce
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* ''The Baskervilles'' takes place in 'Underworld: The Theme Park' and is run by a man who ''thinks'' he's the Devil. Both shows also are named after and star a character(s) who [[TooSpicyForYogSothoth are too upbeat to let Hell bring them down]].

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* ''The Baskervilles'' ''WesternAnimation/TheBaskervilles'' takes place in 'Underworld: The Theme Park' and is run by a man who ''thinks'' he's the Devil. Both Like ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' above, both shows also are named after and star a character(s) who [[TooSpicyForYogSothoth are too upbeat to let Hell bring them down]].
19th Oct '16 8:38:00 PM jboone93
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[[caption-width-right:301:[[IncrediblyLamePun That's one hell of a luau!]]]]
29th Aug '16 3:04:23 PM WillBGood
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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]]!" (I left my heart in San Francisco)

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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]]!" (I ([[DontExplainTheJoke I left my heart in San Francisco)Francisco]])
15th Aug '16 5:42:50 AM TheCometKing
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* Most of Hell in ''Literature/{{Unsong}}'' is a FireAndBrimstoneHell, but the very worst sinners get luxury treatment. Partly to encourage people how think they are going to hell to sin as much as they can and partially because, "These places pay for themselves, evil-wise. I just give everyone who died in the Holocaust a little magic stone that lets them know what Hitler’s doing at any given moment, and you wouldn’t believe how they howl."

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* Most of Hell in ''Literature/{{Unsong}}'' is a FireAndBrimstoneHell, but the very worst sinners get luxury treatment. Partly to encourage people how who think they are going to hell to sin as much as they can and partially because, "These places pay for themselves, evil-wise. I just give everyone who died in the Holocaust a little magic stone that lets them know what Hitler’s doing at any given moment, and you wouldn’t believe how they howl."
14th Aug '16 10:09:11 AM Chaosenvoy
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* Most of Nippon Ichi's titles (''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'', ''Videogame/MakaiKingdom'', etc.) take place in various Netherworlds, hellish realms populated by demons and monsters... who are having a fairly normal and good life, generally. The demons ''claim'' that they are all evil and terrible and all, but most of them live fairly normal, decent lives with only the occasional PokeThePoodle moment. Sinners ending up there tend to become full demons and have ample opportunity to kick butt and get comfortable around the place. Serious sinners have to work off their debts as [[ButtMonkey prinnies]] first, though.

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* Most of Nippon Ichi's titles (''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'', ''Videogame/MakaiKingdom'', etc.) take place in various Netherworlds, hellish realms populated by demons and monsters... who are having a fairly normal and good life, generally. The demons ''claim'' that they are all evil and terrible and all, but most of them live fairly normal, decent lives with only the occasional PokeThePoodle moment. The worst they can get is beating up someone for angering them or taking their stuff by force. Sinners ending up there tend to become full demons and have ample opportunity to kick butt and get comfortable around the place. Serious sinners have to work off their debts as [[ButtMonkey prinnies]] first, though.
9th Aug '16 4:46:06 AM TheCometKing
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* Most of Hell in ''Literature/{{Unsong}}'' is a FireAndBrimstoneHell, but the very worst sinners get luxury treatment. Partly to encourage people how think they are going to hell to sin as much as they can and partially because, "These places pay for themselves, evil-wise. I just give everyone who died in the Holocaust a little magic stone that lets them know what Hitler’s doing at any given moment, and you wouldn’t believe how they howl."
26th Jun '16 9:26:54 AM JamesAustin
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* A episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has Bart experiencing a vision of Hell after being hit by a car. This version is directly inspired by the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch, but Satan seems like a fairly [[AffablyEvil affable guy]] who takes an immediate liking to Bart, and sends him back to Earth with an apology when he finds out he shouldn't be dead yet, though he reminds him to "lie, cheat and steal" as he does so.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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A episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has Bart experiencing a vision of Hell after being hit by a car. This version is directly inspired by the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch, but Satan seems like a fairly [[AffablyEvil affable guy]] who takes an immediate liking to Bart, and sends him back to Earth with an apology when he finds out he shouldn't be dead yet, though he reminds him to "lie, cheat and steal" as he does so.



--->'''Demon''': I don't understand it. James Coco went mad in fifteen minutes!
* Hell is completely inconsistent in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. Sometimes it'll be a place of suffering and torment, and sometimes we'll drop in on Satan throwing a luau of the damned and people having a decent time(except for the occasional demon mauling). What is somewhat consistent (or at least given the occasional ContinuityNod), though, is that it contains everyone who isn't a Mormon. From what they've shown, Heaven seems like a pretty boring and annoying place filled with stereotypical Mormons.
** FridgeBrilliance: Satan in this show is a flippant and fickle ManChild, so Hell is probably oscillating between this and a "regular" Hell, depending on his whim.
*** Pretty much confirmed in an episode where Satan broke up with his boyfriend. He addresses the damned with his FireAndBrimstoneHell spiel but breaks off in the middle, saying that he is not in the mood.

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--->'''Demon''': --->'''Demon:''' I don't understand it. James Coco went mad in fifteen minutes!
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
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Hell is completely inconsistent in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.inconsistent. Sometimes it'll be a place of suffering and torment, and sometimes we'll drop in on Satan throwing a luau of the damned and people having a decent time(except for the occasional demon mauling). What is somewhat consistent (or at least given the occasional ContinuityNod), though, is that it contains everyone who isn't a Mormon. From what they've shown, Heaven seems like a pretty boring and annoying place filled with stereotypical Mormons.
** FridgeBrilliance:
Mormons. The reason could be that Satan in this show is a flippant and fickle ManChild, so Hell is probably oscillating between this and a "regular" Hell, depending on his whim.
*** Pretty
whim. This is pretty much confirmed in an episode where Satan broke up with his boyfriend. He addresses the damned with his FireAndBrimstoneHell spiel but breaks off in the middle, saying that he is not in the mood.
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