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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.
11th Jun '16 10:54:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''IncarnationsOfImmortality'' series, Hell is definitely a bad place, but the current Satan has instituted various "reforms" to make it more efficient, and has also visited Heaven and found it to be dreadfully dull. More literally, he's set up a special annex of Hell for the souls that properly belong in Heaven but were misclassified. This annex is ''really'' nice, the way Heaven is supposed to be, and HilarityEnsues when he does finally manage to get an exchange program set up, as most of the souls don't want to leave.

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* In the ''IncarnationsOfImmortality'' ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'' series, Hell is definitely a bad place, but the current Satan has instituted various "reforms" to make it more efficient, and has also visited Heaven and found it to be dreadfully dull. More literally, he's set up a special annex of Hell for the souls that properly belong in Heaven but were misclassified. This annex is ''really'' nice, the way Heaven is supposed to be, and HilarityEnsues when he does finally manage to get an exchange program set up, as most of the souls don't want to leave.
9th Jun '16 9:18:40 AM Morgenthaler
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9th Jun '16 9:16:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* A quote that is attributed to NiccoloMachiavelli goes "I desire to go to Hell and not to Heaven; in the former, [[TakeThat I shall enjoy the company of kings, Popes and princes]], whereas in the latter there are only beggars, monks and apostles." Presumably he was joking, but you never know.

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* A quote that is attributed to NiccoloMachiavelli Creator/NiccoloMachiavelli goes "I desire to go to Hell and not to Heaven; in the former, [[TakeThat I shall enjoy the company of kings, Popes and princes]], whereas in the latter there are only beggars, monks and apostles." Presumably he was joking, but you never know.
4th Jun '16 6:33:21 PM gewunomox
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* {{U2}}'s "The Fly" features a narrator who calls his lover from hell. The twist is he kind of likes it there.

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* {{U2}}'s Music/{{U2}}'s "The Fly" features a narrator who calls his lover from hell. The twist is he kind of likes it there.
13th May '16 8:06:50 PM jormis29
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* In the infamous ''Series/TwilightZone1959'' episode'' "A Nice Place To Visit", this trope is actually [[IronicHell used as a punishment]].

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* In the infamous ''Series/TwilightZone1959'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode'' "A Nice Place To Visit", this trope is actually [[IronicHell used as a punishment]].
16th Mar '16 12:08:43 PM Morgenthaler
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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.

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* Al Bundy's hell in the ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' episode ''Damn Bundys'' "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.
16th Mar '16 12:08:25 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the infamous ''Series/TwilightZone episode'' "A Nice Place To Visit", this trope is actually [[IronicHell used as a punishment]].
* ''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.]]''
* Al Bundy's hell in the ''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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* In the infamous ''Series/TwilightZone ''Series/TwilightZone1959'' episode'' "A Nice Place To Visit", this trope is actually [[IronicHell used as a punishment]].
* ''KeyAndPeele'' ''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.]]''
* Al Bundy's hell in the ''MarriedWithChildren'' ''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.
23rd Feb '16 5:04:31 AM erforce
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* In {{GWAR}}'s song ''Go To Hell'', the band go to Hell "Because we need a vacation" (Of course they have a twisted definition of fun and think it sounds fun because they've heard that it has "a sea of urine where rats eat your face")
* AliceCooper's "Wish You Were Here" (from the 1976 album ''Alice Cooper Goes to Hell'') comes very close to being the TropeNamer with its "Having a wonderful time, my dear - wish you were here." Ultimately a subversion, as the rest of the album makes clear that the song is ironic.

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* In {{GWAR}}'s Music/{{GWAR}}'s song ''Go To Hell'', the band go to Hell "Because we need a vacation" (Of course they have a twisted definition of fun and think it sounds fun because they've heard that it has "a sea of urine where rats eat your face")
* AliceCooper's Music/AliceCooper's "Wish You Were Here" (from the 1976 album ''Alice Cooper Goes to Hell'') comes very close to being the TropeNamer with its "Having a wonderful time, my dear - wish you were here." Ultimately a subversion, as the rest of the album makes clear that the song is ironic.
31st Dec '15 9:30:21 AM eroock
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