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4th Jan '18 1:04:57 PM ironballs16
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'''Walt:''' [pokes head into room] Hey, guys, how's it going?\\

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'''Walt:''' [pokes [[[InadvertentEntranceCue pokes head into room] room]]] Hey, guys, how's it going?\\
4th Jan '18 1:02:50 PM ironballs16
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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 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 take out the things you do not.

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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 [[NeverLiveItDown they can put him in another school.school]]. It is done 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 take out the things you do not.
30th Dec '17 5:43:44 PM nighttrainfm
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' has the episode "Powerprof" in which their father Professor Utonium, wanting to spend more time with the girls, builds a power suit so he can fight crime alongside them. He then proceeds to embarrass them by being highly overprotective and casually revealing to the public gathered that Bubbles was wetting the bed until recently. The Professor also used [[TotallyRadical outdated slang]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' has the episode "Powerprof" in which their father Professor Utonium, wanting to spend more time with the girls, builds a power suit so he can fight crime alongside them. He then proceeds to embarrass them by being highly overprotective overprotective, using [[TotallyRadical painfully outdated slang]], and casually revealing to the public gathered that Bubbles was wetting the bed until recently. The Professor also used [[TotallyRadical outdated slang]]. recently.
24th Dec '17 7:48:31 PM MasterN
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* The plot of the Australian film ''Film/TheRageInPlacidLake'', about a kid so embarrassed by his hippie parents (who among other things send him to his first day of school in a girl's uniform) that he deliberately becomes the ultimate conformist.

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* The plot of the Australian film ''Film/TheRageInPlacidLake'', about a kid so embarrassed by his hippie parents (who among other things send him to his first day of school in a girl's uniform) that he [[RebelliousRebel deliberately becomes the ultimate conformist.conformist]].
24th Dec '17 7:41:55 PM MasterN
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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.

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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. [[RightForTheWrongReasons They're perfectly right about that, of course, just not for the reasons that they think 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.
19th Dec '17 1:21:19 AM BoredMe
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** A follow up ad marketing the car to the kids, rather than either set of parents, the same brat is in the backseat when they pull up alongside another kid with embarrassing parents, who have been singing "Morning Angel" 30 times in a row. He's embarrassed and traumatized by the singing, not the car; the apparent selling point is that the Toyota SUV comes standard with a back-seat monitor so the kid could have been able to drown them out.

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** A follow up ad marketing the car to the kids, rather than either set of parents, the same brat is in the backseat when they pull up alongside another kid with embarrassing parents, who have been singing "Morning Angel" 30 times in a row. He's embarrassed and traumatized by the singing, not the car; the apparent selling point is that the Toyota SUV comes standard with a back-seat monitor so the kid could have been able to drown them out. This is what happens when middle-aged ad execs make decisions based on whether or not the commercial makes them cool or "with it" to the kids.
6th Dec '17 7:58:00 PM WillBGood
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(''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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(''General Brown-Windsor, pretending to have his memory jogged'') Oh yes. you You seem familiar from somewhere. Believe I might have met your mother once? (''pauses, reflects that he also has a son'') [[ParentalSexualitySquick Probably ''twice'', ''[[ParentalSexualitySquick twice]]'', come to think about it...]]
5th Dec '17 6:36:51 AM VicGeorge2011
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* In ''ComicBook/TimeAndTimeAgain'' from the Franchise/{{Superman}} comic book titles in 1991, Jimmy Olsen's mother ruins the date her son has with Lucy Lane by showing Lucy pictures of her son when he was a child.
2nd Dec '17 7:08:57 PM Griff4
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* Jim's dad from ''Film/AmericanPie'' may as well be the poster boy for embarrassing dads. He has a habit of walking in on Jim at the worst possible times and also trying to prove that he's cool.
12th Nov '17 8:49:32 PM Pichu-kun
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* A new Star Wars-themed Disney World ad involves a father walking through a hardware store with his kids. He dons a welding mask and picks up a long fluorescent light, quoting Empire Strikes Back, before swinging his "Lightsaber" around until he falls over. Lesson of the day? Go to Disney World to work these impulses out.

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* A new Star Wars-themed ''Star Wars''-themed Disney World ad involves a father walking through a hardware store with his kids. He dons a welding mask and picks up a long fluorescent light, quoting Empire Strikes Back, before swinging his "Lightsaber" around until he falls over. Lesson of the day? Go to Disney World to work these impulses out.


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* PlayedForDrama in ''Manga/GoodnightPunpun''. Aiko's mother is a cult member who goes door-to-door trying to get people to join. She drags along Aiko, who finds it all embarrassing and hates it.
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