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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 Hitlerís doing at any given moment, and you wouldnít 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 Hitlerís doing at any given moment, and you wouldnít 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 Hitlerís doing at any given moment, and you wouldnít 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.
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]].
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