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5th Dec '16 2:49:09 AM Argon2
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* In ''VisualNovel/ReflectionsOnTheRiver'', Ah Niu is not actually related to Zheng, but describes himself as a good source of embarrassing childhood stories about Zheng anyway. However, his comments are actually more than just embarrassing — [[spoiler:the very fact that he ''can'' tell stories about Zheng's childhood reveals that the Zheng's claim to be magically ageless is a fiction]].

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* In ''VisualNovel/ReflectionsOnTheRiver'', Ah Niu is not actually related to Zheng, but describes himself as a good source of embarrassing childhood stories about Zheng anyway. However, his comments are actually more than just embarrassing — [[spoiler:the very fact that he ''can'' tell stories about Zheng's childhood reveals that the Zheng's claim to be magically ageless is a fiction]].fiction]].
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'', before Noctis leaves for the roadtrip, his father asks Noctis' friends/bodyguards to guide his "wayward son" and care for him. Since Noctis is 18 and surrounded by his VitriolicBestBuds at this point, he finds this quite embarrassing. (Other scenes show that Noctis hates the caution and formality everyone in [[RoyalBlood his family has]] to act with.)
1st Dec '16 2:35:12 PM GhostOfAGeek
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* In ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'', Steve Mighty and Lee Free Sr. are discussing classic rock artists such as Music/TheBeatles, Music/TheRollingStones, and Music/TheGratefulDead ... then [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/2111609/mighty-whitebread/ Mr. Mighty starts talking about his favorite bands.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'', Steve Mighty and Lee Free Sr. are discussing classic rock artists such as Music/TheBeatles, Music/TheRollingStones, and Music/TheGratefulDead ...Music/TheGratefulDead... then [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/2111609/mighty-whitebread/ Mr. Mighty starts talking about his favorite bands.]]
1st Dec '16 2:31:38 PM GhostOfAGeek
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* In ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'', Steve Mighty and Lee Free Sr. are discussing classic rock artists such as Music/TheBeatles, Music/TheRollingStones, and TheGratefulDead ... then [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=172467 Mr. Mighty starts talking about his favorite bands.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'', Steve Mighty and Lee Free Sr. are discussing classic rock artists such as Music/TheBeatles, Music/TheRollingStones, and TheGratefulDead ... Music/TheGratefulDead ... then [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=172467 [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/2111609/mighty-whitebread/ Mr. Mighty starts talking about his favorite bands.]]
21st Nov '16 1:56:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, and Creator/{{Disney}} animated films in general, have some examples:
** Roo thinks of his mother Kanga this way in ''Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' and ''Disney/WinnieThePooh'' (the 2011 movie).
** In a brief scene where he's cleaned by his mother, Sarabi for Simba in ''Disney/TheLionKing''.
** Aladar is horrifyingly embarrassed of his adoptive lemur parents once they go full-on FishOutOfWater in ''Disney/{{Dinosaur}}''.
** Goofy in ''Disney/AGoofyMovie'' (and its sequel) is this to Max, and in ''WesternAnimation/MickeysTwiceUponAChristmas'' Max brings home his girlfriend Mona to meet Goofy only for his dad to embarrass him by doing such things as showing off a [[EmbarrassingOldPhoto huge baby picture]] of Max. See ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' for more examples.
** The Trolls are essentially a family of this to Kristoff in ''Disney's Disney/{{Frozen}}''. Especially when they meet Anna and start a sudden wedding for the two right when they first meet.
** ''{{Disney/Hercules}}'': Hercules's [[MuggleFosterParents foster parents]] fell into this trope when it was the day parents visited their children at Hercules' school. To their defense, Hercules would be disappointed anyway since he expected his birth parents to show up.
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* The Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, and Creator/{{Disney}} animated films in general, have some examples:
** Roo thinks of his mother Kanga this way in ''Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' and ''Disney/WinnieThePooh'' (the 2011 movie).
** In a brief scene where he's cleaned by his mother, Sarabi for Simba in ''Disney/TheLionKing''.
** Aladar is horrifyingly embarrassed of his adoptive lemur parents once they go full-on FishOutOfWater in ''Disney/{{Dinosaur}}''.
** Goofy in ''Disney/AGoofyMovie'' (and its sequel) is this to Max, and in ''WesternAnimation/MickeysTwiceUponAChristmas'' Max brings home his girlfriend Mona to meet Goofy only for his dad to embarrass him by doing such things as showing off a [[EmbarrassingOldPhoto huge baby picture]] of Max. See ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' for more examples.
** The Trolls are essentially a family of this to Kristoff in ''Disney's Disney/{{Frozen}}''. Especially when they meet Anna and start a sudden wedding for the two right when they first meet.



* {{Disney/Hercules}}'s [[MuggleFosterParents foster parents]] fell into this trope when it was the day parents visited their children at Hercules' school. To their defense, Hercules would be disappointed anyway since he expected his birth parents to show up.
18th Nov '16 11:44:00 PM Gamermaster
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** In the main canon, we have Nanoha herself during the ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'' epilogue ([[DownplayedTrope and only during the epilogue]]). She sneaks into St. Hilde's to take pictures of Vivio while she's in class.



* {{Downplayed|trope}} in ''Manga/ServantXService''. Kanon doesn't mind her father Kenzou's ''stuffed bunny'' avatar too much. She won't however acknowledge him around her friends.

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* {{Downplayed|trope}} {{Downplayed|Trope}} in ''Manga/ServantXService''. Kanon doesn't mind her father Kenzou's ''stuffed bunny'' avatar too much. She won't however acknowledge him around her friends.
11th Nov '16 6:29:18 AM LadyJaneGrey
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TruthInTelevision, of course. You may actually ''have'' parents like this.
9th Nov '16 8:18:52 AM GhostHouse
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** Not just Greg's parents. [[TheScrappy Rowley]]'s parents are the sort who won't allow their son to watch anything rated above "G". Which might account for Rowley's current state of mind.

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** Not just Greg's parents. [[TheScrappy Rowley]]'s Rowley's parents are the sort who won't allow their son to watch anything rated above "G". Which might account for Rowley's current state of mind.
30th Oct '16 1:33:35 PM SuperSonicHeroes
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* In ''[[Fanfic/AftermathOfTheGames Integration]]'', Flash Sentry's mother is one for him due to her obsession to have grandchildren. She even stole the spark plugs to Flash's car to try to get Princess Twilight to spend the night at their house. Flash came to terms with his mother being crazy years ago.
** Princess Celestia, serving as a ParentalSubstitute for both Twilight and Sunset, {{Trolls}} them starting to tell Flash, Twilight's current boyfriend and Sunset's ex, embarrassing stories about the two girls when they were fillies.
20th Oct '16 2:33:41 PM Eievie
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Children on TV live in terror of their parents ever getting a chance to interact with the other kids in school. This is for a very good reason - parents on TV seem to be on a quest to humiliate their children in front of their peers.

They always have [[NoodleIncident a thousand and one stories about things their unfortunate offspring did when they were two years old]] , and they always seem certain that everyone wants to hear about them. They're perfectly right about that, of course, just not for the reasons that they think -- the AlphaBitch and her ilk are just ''dying'' to hear humiliating childhood stories, because they'll be able to tease the poor protagonist about them for years to come. Sometimes, childhood stories aren't even necessary; the parents' mere behavior, presence or lifestyle are all it takes to turn a casual scene into something terribly awkward. Especially if [[WereStillRelevantDammit the parents are bent on proving how "hip" and "cool" they are]]. Older offspring whose parents are deeply embarrassing when their good friends are around just have to remember that FriendsAreChosenFamilyArent.

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Children on TV live in terror of their parents ever getting a chance to interact with the other kids in school. This is for a very good reason - parents reason--parents on TV seem to be on a quest to humiliate their children in front of their peers.

They always have [[NoodleIncident a thousand and one stories about things their unfortunate offspring did when they were two years old]] , and they always seem certain that everyone wants to hear about them. They're perfectly right about that, of course, just not for the reasons that they think -- the think--the AlphaBitch and her ilk are just ''dying'' to hear humiliating childhood stories, because they'll be able to tease the poor protagonist about them for years to come. Sometimes, childhood stories aren't even necessary; the parents' mere behavior, presence or lifestyle are all it takes to turn a casual scene into something terribly awkward. Especially if [[WereStillRelevantDammit the parents are bent on proving how "hip" and "cool" they are]]. Older offspring whose parents are deeply embarrassing when their good friends are around just have to remember that FriendsAreChosenFamilyArent.



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*** Washu often does this to Ryoko - as if a TrulySingleParent has a responsibility to be ''twice'' as embarrassing.

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*** Washu often does this to Ryoko - as Ryoko--as if a TrulySingleParent has a responsibility to be ''twice'' as embarrassing.



* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'': Amanda is scolded by Sarek for embarrassing their son by describing his childhood pet as a 'fat teddy-bear'. [=McCoy=] is gleeful until Spock calmly informs him that the 'teddy-bears' on Vulcan are '- alive and have six inch fangs'.

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'': Amanda is scolded by Sarek for embarrassing their son by describing his childhood pet as a 'fat teddy-bear'. "fat teddy-bear". [=McCoy=] is gleeful until Spock calmly informs him that the 'teddy-bears' "teddy-bears" on Vulcan are '- alive "alive and have six inch fangs'.fangs".



* Ash's dad in ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' is a gynecologist who treats several of her friends - and will happily talk shop over the dinner table when said friends have come over. Taken to a whole new level because he has a terrible memory for faces, but never forgets a vagina.

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* Ash's dad in ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' is a gynecologist who treats several of her friends - and friends--and will happily talk shop over the dinner table when said friends have come over. Taken to a whole new level because he has a terrible memory for faces, but never forgets a vagina.



* WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'s parents Carl and Sandra are {{New Age Retro Hippie}}s who don't really embarrass him in public in front of others - they're just embarrassing ''on principle.''

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* WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'s parents Carl and Sandra are {{New Age Retro Hippie}}s who don't really embarrass him in public in front of others - they're others--they're just embarrassing ''on principle.''



* Milo's parents on ''WesternAnimation/TheOblongs''. At a parent-teacher conference, his mother gets stuck in a desk and his father plays the piano...despite having no arms or legs.

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* Milo's parents on ''WesternAnimation/TheOblongs''. At a parent-teacher conference, his mother gets stuck in a desk and his father plays the piano... despite having no arms or legs.



* In her autobiography ''Fierce'', Kelly Osbourne speaks of being embarrassed by [[Music/OzzyOsbourne her father]] on numerous occasions as part of her experiences growing up. [[http://www.monstersandcritics.com/people/news/article_1497903.php/Ozzy-Osbourne-s-thong-fury In one notable case]], Ozzy wasn't terribly amused when he found out his wife Sharon had bought then-teenaged Kelly thong underwear as a present, and then [[OverprotectiveDad proceeded to cut up the thong]] - in front of her friends.

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* In her autobiography ''Fierce'', Kelly Osbourne speaks of being embarrassed by [[Music/OzzyOsbourne her father]] on numerous occasions as part of her experiences growing up. [[http://www.monstersandcritics.com/people/news/article_1497903.php/Ozzy-Osbourne-s-thong-fury In one notable case]], Ozzy wasn't terribly amused when he found out his wife Sharon had bought then-teenaged Kelly thong underwear as a present, and then [[OverprotectiveDad proceeded to cut up the thong]] - in thong]]--in front of her friends.
10th Oct '16 3:50:11 PM intastiel
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* A lot of long-suffering teenagers (and grown-ups) have found this to be TruthInTelevision with their own parents.
* Who are we kidding? [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Every. Single. Kid. Ever. Born.]] Feels this way. Don't lie, troper; you do too.
** The inverse is just as bad: RuleOfCool parents who [[StuckInTheirShadow outshine their offspring]], usually because adults are simply StrongerWithAge but sometimes ''for generations'' when it comes to a FamousAncestor; to the point where only [[IAmXSonOfY I Am X, Child of Y]] provides any recognition.
* And let's be real, fellow tropers: if any of you has kids... at one or another point, '''[[YouAreWhatYouHate YOU]]''' will become this.
* If you've ever suspected that your parents sometimes embarrass you ''INTENTIONALLY'', if they are perhaps doing it out of a sense of vengeance for the dirty diapers, the vomit, the lost sleep and, oh yes... all the coitus interruptus... You're right. We are. And if you don't clean your room your girlfriend WILL get to hear about your toilet training.
** Plus all the times you've probably embarrassed them through the years (throwing tantrums in public, getting calls home from school, saying private/inappropriate things to other people, etc.)



** And a Creator/DaveBarry column quoted Joel, then went on to show how Barry trumped all of them. Being a humor columnist, he managed to show up to pick his son up from school once in the ''Oscar Meyer Weinermobile''. There's a picture in the book. It is, if anything, ''more'' ridiculous than it sounds. Read more [[http://www.miamiherald.com/1994/04/03/1483213/revenge-of-the-dorks.html#ixzz1gC0T0G2l here]].

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** And a * A Creator/DaveBarry column quoted Billy Joel, then went on to show how Barry trumped all of them. Being a humor columnist, he managed to show up to pick his son up from school once in the ''Oscar Meyer Weinermobile''. There's a picture in the book. It is, if anything, ''more'' ridiculous than it sounds. Read more [[http://www.miamiherald.com/1994/04/03/1483213/revenge-of-the-dorks.html#ixzz1gC0T0G2l here]].



* Some [[CircumcisionAngst intactivists]] might fall into this when [[DontShootTheMessage boasting their children being intact]].
* Renzo Bossi, son of the Italian politician Umberto Bossi, is universally known as The Trout (Il Trota in Italian) due his father calling him an idiot and a trout ''on tv'' for failing school the third time.
** This one needs a little clarification. In Italy the heir or designed successor of someone is often called 'dolphin', from the Dauphin of France (the heir to the French throne during the monarchy, translated in Italian as 'Delfino di Francia', meaning literally 'Dolphin of France;'[[note]]they're talking about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahi-mahi the fish also called mahi-mahi]], not the sea mammals, as that was the symbol of the family that had sold the territory of ''Dauphiné'' to the monarch for use as a training territory for the heir.[[/note]]). After the third time Renzo failed school, a television journalist snidely asked Bossi if Renzo was really his dolphin, prompting Bossi to reply: "That idiot there? At best he's a trout!".
* [[http://gawker.com/embarrassing-parents/ World’s Most Embarrassing Mom Makes Peruvian Government Hunt Down Her Son When He Stops Posting on Facebook]]
* This can also happen in the case of immigrant parents, who may simply not be aware of the cultural norms of their new country and may [[CrazyCulturalComparison inadvertently say/do]] [[CrossCulturalKerfuffle something inappropriate]].
* The mother of the Woodhouse brothers, two political pundits with opposing viewpoints, [[http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/16/us/woodhouse-brothers-c-span/index.html called them in the middle of a show to chide them for their constant bickering.]]
* In an interview, UsefulNotes/BarackObama stated that he and his wife Michelle had decided to weaponize this trope. They promised their daughters Sasha and Malia that if either of them ever got a tattoo, both parents would get the exact same tattoo, in the exact same place on their bodies, and would show it off at every opportunity, calling it a "family tattoo". By all accounts, the threat worked perfectly.

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* Some [[CircumcisionAngst intactivists]] might fall into this when [[DontShootTheMessage boasting their children being intact]].
* Renzo Bossi, son of the Italian politician Umberto Bossi, is universally known as The Trout (Il Trota in Italian) due thanks to his father calling him an idiot and a trout ''on tv'' for failing school the third time.
** This one needs a little clarification.
father. In Italy the heir or designed successor of someone is often called 'dolphin', "dolphin", from the Dauphin of France (the heir to the French throne during the monarchy, translated in Italian as 'Delfino di Francia', meaning literally 'Dolphin of France;'[[note]]they're talking about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahi-mahi the fish also called mahi-mahi]], not the sea mammals, as that was the symbol of the family that had sold the territory of ''Dauphiné'' to the monarch for use as a training territory for the heir.[[/note]]). After the third time Renzo failed school, a television journalist snidely asked Bossi if Renzo was really his dolphin, prompting Bossi to reply: "That idiot there? At best he's a trout!".
* [[http://gawker.com/embarrassing-parents/ World’s Most Embarrassing Mom Makes Peruvian Government Hunt Down Her Son When He Stops Posting on Facebook]]
* This can also happen in the case of immigrant parents, who may simply not be aware of the cultural norms of their new country and may [[CrazyCulturalComparison inadvertently say/do]] [[CrossCulturalKerfuffle something inappropriate]].
* The mother of the Woodhouse brothers, two political pundits with opposing viewpoints, [[http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/16/us/woodhouse-brothers-c-span/index.html called them them]] in the middle of a show to chide them for their constant bickering.]]
bickering.
* In an interview, US President UsefulNotes/BarackObama stated that he and his wife Michelle had decided to weaponize this trope. They promised their daughters Sasha and Malia that if either of them ever got a tattoo, both parents would get the exact same tattoo, in the exact same place on their bodies, and would show it off at every opportunity, calling it a "family tattoo". By all accounts, the threat worked perfectly.



-->Underofficer Brown-Windsor, SAH!
-->(''General Brown-Windsor, pretending to have his memory jogged'') Oh yes. you seem familiar from somewhere. Believe I might have met your mother once? (''pauses, reflects that he also has a son'') [[ParentalSexualitySquick Probably ''twice'', come to think about it...]]

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-->Underofficer Brown-Windsor, SAH!
-->(''General
SAH!\\
(''General
Brown-Windsor, pretending to have his memory jogged'') Oh yes. you seem familiar from somewhere. Believe I might have met your mother once? (''pauses, reflects that he also has a son'') [[ParentalSexualitySquick Probably ''twice'', come to think about it...]]
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