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23rd Aug '16 6:57:13 PM PaulA
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* In "Christmas in Kansas", part of the ''Fanfic/SorrowfulAndImmaculateHearts'' series, Clark Kent invites Bruce and Diana home for Christmas, and his mother shamelessly tells them a string of embarrassing stories about Clark's childhood.
23rd Aug '16 2:18:14 PM missmoon
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* When Rita asks Michael Bluth about his family in ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', the "previous girlfriends" montage reveals the depths of embarassment his family has caused him, so he simply blurts out the lie "I have no family."

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* When Rita asks Michael Bluth about his family in ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', the "previous girlfriends" montage reveals the depths of embarassment embarrassment his family has caused him, so he simply blurts out the lie "I have no family."


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* Even Snow White and Prince Charming are not [[http://onceland.tumblr.com/post/148646803572/emma-swan-her-parents-amusing-family above mortifying]] [[http://onceland.tumblr.com/post/148199389267 their daughter]] on ''Series/OnceUponATime'', especially when said daughter's relationship with a pirate is involved.
6th Aug '16 12:08:31 PM ACW
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* In ''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 ''EverydayHeroes'', ''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.]]
30th Jul '16 5:31:24 PM nombretomado
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** And a 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 DaveBarry 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]].
20th Jul '16 3:05:01 AM AgProv
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* A Very Senior General in the British Army took the passing-out parade for a squad of newly-minted junior officers, who included his own daughter. Knowing her father's dubious sense of humour, she steeled herself for the ordeal. the general passed down the ranks, commenting and complimenting, attended by the squad's CO and the [[SergeantRock RSM]]. finally he arrived at his own daughter. Pretending not to know her, he turned to the RSM, who played along and prompted him.

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* A Very Senior General in the British Army took the passing-out parade for a squad of newly-minted junior officers, who included his own daughter. Knowing her father's dubious sense of humour, she steeled herself for the ordeal. the The general passed down the ranks, commenting and complimenting, attended by the squad's CO and the [[SergeantRock RSM]]. finally Finally he arrived at his own daughter. Pretending not to know her, he turned to the RSM, who played along and prompted him.
20th Jul '16 3:04:03 AM AgProv
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* A Very Senior General in the British Army took the passing-out parade for a squad of newly-minted junior officers, who included his own daughter. Knowing her father's dubious sense of humour, she steeled herself for the ordeal. the general passed down the ranks, commenting and complimenting, attended by the squad's CO and the [[SergeantRock RSM]]. finally he arrived at his own daughter. Pretending not to know her, he turned to the RSM, who played along and prompted him.
-->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...]]
11th Jul '16 5:39:49 PM MsChibi
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* 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 inadvertently say/do something inappropriate.

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* 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 say/do]] [[CrossCulturalKerfuffle something inappropriate.inappropriate]].
11th Jul '16 5:37:56 PM MsChibi
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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. Older offspring whose parents are deeply embarrassing when their good friends are around just have to remember that FriendsAreChosenFamilyArent.

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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.
26th Jun '16 7:51:17 PM somebob
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* ''Series/HenryDanger'': Henry's mother has no problem talking to him about his underwear in front of his friends.
23rd Jun '16 6:17:58 PM thestormtrooper
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* In a 2011 San-Disk radio commercial, a mother asks her husband (the father) if he remembered to give their son the USB flash disk for his power-point presentation, and if he happened to edit out the baby pictures of him crawling around in diapers. The father tells her no, having her freak out then asking the time of the presentation and the current time, the father then suggests maybe they can put him in another school. It is done comically, but it is rather embarrassing because we can easily guess the outcome. The announcer ends by advertising this device with the slogan to keep the things you want to keep and edit out the things you do not.
* A State Farm radio commercial from 2013 has a young man speaking to a female associate on the phone. He looks at the time and in response tells her that State Farm is there 24/7. His mother, on another line, at home, takes this literally, and asks him where were they when he needed to be changed, and tucked in (past the year of ten). The son, obviously, is very annoyed, and the female associate is flabbergasted that she tells him she will hang up the phone.

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* In a 2011 San-Disk radio commercial, a mother asks her husband (the father) if he remembered to give their son the USB flash disk for his power-point presentation, and if he happened to edit out the baby pictures of him crawling around in diapers. The father tells her no, having her freak out then asking the time of the presentation and the current time, the father then suggests maybe they can put him in another school. It is done comically, in a comical fashion, of course, but it is rather embarrassing because we can easily guess the outcome. The announcer ends by advertising this device with the slogan to keep the things you want to keep and edit take out the things you do not.
* A State Farm radio commercial from 2013 has a young man speaking to a female associate on the phone. He looks at the time and in response tells her that State Farm is there 24/7. His mother, on another line, at home, takes this literally, and asks him where were they when he needed to be changed, and tucked in (past the year of ten). The son, obviously, is very annoyed, tells her to hang up, and the female associate is flabbergasted that she tells him that she will hang up should end the phone.phone conversation, but he pleads her not to disconnect.
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