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12th May '16 1:44:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/RedEars'': In an African village a local Chief accuses the visiting European scientist of getting frisky with one of his wives when the baby comes out white. The scientist tries to convince him otherwise by pointing to a flock of white sheep which, thanks to the miracle of genetics, has an unexplained black sheep in its midst. The Chief then whispers that he'll stay quiet about the scientist's escapades if he'll [[BestialityIsDepraved return him the favor]].
12th May '16 12:56:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied in ''Film/ScaryMovie 4'', where Brenda gets with the Amish guy from not-''Film/TheVillage'', and in the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue, is shown giving birth to a baby that is very obviously sired by [[spoiler:[[Franchise/{{Saw}} not-Jigsaw]].]]

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* Parodied in ''Film/ScaryMovie 4'', ''Film/ScaryMovie4'', where Brenda gets with the Amish guy from not-''Film/TheVillage'', and in the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue, is shown giving birth to a baby that is very obviously sired by [[spoiler:[[Franchise/{{Saw}} not-Jigsaw]].]]
9th May '16 7:23:36 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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* Played realistically on an episode of ''{{ER}}'' where Benton, while working in Louisiana as a small-town doctor to make some extra money, delivers a teenage girl's baby. Her father's racist attitude clues Benton into the fact that it's possible the baby will be mixed-race, in which case, the girl and child might both be in danger. The baby is white when it's born, to angry relief of the girl's father, but Benton warns the girl and her mother that it's not always so obvious at first. He arranges for the girl and her newborn daughter to spend a few days in town by claiming the baby is jaundiced(which the grandfather accepts) so that if the baby's skin begins to darken, they'll be safe. It turns out the baby is white, after all.

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* Played realistically on an episode of ''{{ER}}'' where Benton, while working in Louisiana as a small-town doctor to make some extra money, delivers and ends up caring for a near-term teenage girl's baby.girl. Her father's racist attitude clues Benton into the fact that it's possible the baby will be mixed-race, in which case, the girl and child might both be in danger. The baby is white when it's born, to the angry relief of the girl's father, but then Benton warns the girl and her mother that it's not always so obvious at first. He arranges for the girl and her newborn daughter to spend a few days in town by claiming the baby is jaundiced(which the grandfather accepts) so that if the baby's skin begins to darken, they'll be safe. It turns out the baby is white, after all.all, and he sends them home.
9th May '16 7:22:02 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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* Played realistically on an episode of ''{{ER}}'' where Benton delivers a teenage girl's baby. The grandparents suspected that the father might be black and are relieved to see a white baby, but Benton warns the girl that it's not so obvious at first.
** It eventually devolves into a fairly transparent ploy to keep the pure-white baby from his horrible racist grandparents.

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* Played realistically on an episode of ''{{ER}}'' where Benton Benton, while working in Louisiana as a small-town doctor to make some extra money, delivers a teenage girl's baby. The grandparents suspected Her father's racist attitude clues Benton into the fact that it's possible the father baby will be mixed-race, in which case, the girl and child might both be black and are relieved to see a in danger. The baby is white baby, when it's born, to angry relief of the girl's father, but Benton warns the girl and her mother that it's not always so obvious at first.
** It eventually devolves into a fairly transparent ploy to keep
first. He arranges for the pure-white girl and her newborn daughter to spend a few days in town by claiming the baby from his horrible racist grandparents.is jaundiced(which the grandfather accepts) so that if the baby's skin begins to darken, they'll be safe. It turns out the baby is white, after all.
7th May '16 5:59:22 AM JustKnown
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* Strongly implied in ''Webcomic/{{Blindsprings}}'': Princess Tamaura is the youngest child and the only redhead in her family. She is also a strong nexus of Orphic power in an imperial line that is clearly dying out and the AltText describes her as raised in a cloister. Her older sister Ariana is enraged that Tamaura has usurped her place as the high priestess, a position that appears to be reserved for the youngest child. All of this leads to a lot of muttering about "Bastards at Court" behind her back where she can hear it.
21st Mar '16 8:02:12 PM thatother1dude
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* [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Wordlessly]] [[InvokedTrope invoked]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' episode "The Wicked": one of the [[ForTheEvulz pointless acts of cruelty]] Mrs. Robinson commits is switching the name labels on two very different-looking babies[[note]]As family were [[CartoonCreature geometric shapes]], the other were [[AnthropomorphicFood living pizzas]].[[/note]] in a maternity ward. When their parents pick them up, each father looks at "their" baby, looks at the other father, [[MistakenForCheating shoots a furious look at their wife, and starts a brawl with the other father]].

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* [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Wordlessly]] [[InvokedTrope invoked]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' episode "The Wicked": one of the [[ForTheEvulz pointless acts of cruelty]] Mrs. Robinson commits is switching the name labels on two very different-looking babies[[note]]As babies[[note]]"Different-looking" as in one family were [[CartoonCreature geometric shapes]], the other were [[AnthropomorphicFood living pizzas]].[[/note]] in a maternity ward. When their parents pick them up, each father looks at "their" baby, looks at the other father, [[MistakenForCheating shoots a furious look at their wife, and starts a brawl with the other father]].
18th Mar '16 4:34:42 PM thatother1dude
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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' Mary and Warren [=McGinnis=], both redheads, have two black-haired sons. A popular fan theory is that this is the reason for their divorce. An odd example, because while he ''is'' the father, "[[FullyAbsorbedFinale Epilogue]]," an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', reveals that [[spoiler:Warren [=McGinnis's=] reproductive DNA was overwritten with Bruce Wayne's without anybody's knowledge in an attempt to produce another Batman, making Terry and Matt Bruce's ''genetic'' sons despite being conceived by Warren]].
** This actually wasn't even intended--the creators eventually realized how implausible the family was and performed an AuthorsSavingThrow.
* Mumble from ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet'' not only was born without the ability to sing like the other penguins (it's the main reason he tap-dances instead), but was also born with blue eyes, something real penguins do not have (even his own parents both have BrownEyes).
** Notably the cause of this was environmental, not genetic - Mumble's egg was dropped by his father. This also makes it an example where the father is responsible.
* Vaguely implied in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', of all shows: Cup Cake (earth pony) gives birth to a unicorn and a pegasus. Her husband Carrot Cake (also earth pony) gives an explanation involving far-back genetics and a relative who isn't even related by blood. Once he finishes the explanation he gives the audience a nervous AsideGlance and says, [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar "That makes sense, right?"]] That said, his unicorn daughter Pumpkin Cake does share his color scheme (same color mane and fur).[[note]]And neither of them bears much resemblance to their ''mother''[[/note]].
** Pinkie Pie is the only pink member of her family, while her parents and siblings are all shades of gray, including her ''twin'' sister.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' had this as a background joke. Near the end of the series, Filburt (a turtle) and his (cat) wife had several children... one of whom looked like Filburt's cow friend Heffer. Although it still came out of an egg.
** Note that the given explanation is that [[LamarckWasRight Heffer sat on the egg for them]].
** Given that Heffer is a steer, it's not likely he performed the deed the proper way.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'', Clay and Bloberta Puppington are brunettes. Their older son Orel is also brunette. The younger son Shapey? Blond. That was an early hint that Shapey's real father was Coach Stopframe. Note that this is the only one to be ''confirmed'' as this trope: it's hinted that Block Posabule and Lunchbox Hymentact were also Chocolate Babies (via their own non-matching hair colors) but never confirmed.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' Mary and Warren [=McGinnis=], both redheads, have two black-haired sons. A popular fan theory is that this is the reason for their divorce. An odd example, because while he ''is'' the father, "[[FullyAbsorbedFinale Epilogue]]," an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', reveals that [[spoiler:Warren [=McGinnis's=] reproductive DNA was overwritten with Bruce Wayne's without anybody's knowledge in an attempt to produce another Batman, making Terry and Matt Bruce's ''genetic'' sons despite being conceived by Warren]].
**
Warren]]. This actually wasn't even intended--the creators eventually intended initially, the writers came up with the idea after someone realized how implausible the family was and performed an AuthorsSavingThrow.
* Mumble from ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet'' not only was born without the ability to sing like the other penguins (it's the main reason he tap-dances instead), but was also born with blue eyes, something real penguins do not have (even his own parents both have BrownEyes).
** Notably the cause of this was environmental, not
genetic - Mumble's egg was dropped by his father. This also makes it an example where the father is responsible.
impossibility.
* Vaguely implied in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', of all shows: Cup Cake (earth pony) gives birth to a unicorn and a pegasus. Her husband Carrot Cake (also earth pony) gives an explanation involving far-back genetics and a relative who isn't even related by blood. Once he finishes the explanation he gives the audience a nervous AsideGlance and says, [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar "That makes sense, right?"]] That said, his unicorn daughter Pumpkin Cake does share his color scheme (same color mane and fur).[[note]]And fur), and neither of them bears much resemblance to their ''mother''[[/note]].
** Pinkie Pie is the only pink member of her family, while her parents and siblings are all shades of gray, including her ''twin'' sister.
''mother'' either.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' had this as a background joke. Near the end of the series, Filburt (a turtle) and his (cat) wife had several children... one of whom looked like Filburt's cow friend Heffer. Although it still came out of an egg.
** Note that the given explanation is
The implied reason was that [[LamarckWasRight Heffer sat on the egg for them]].
** Given that Heffer is a steer, it's not likely he performed the deed the proper way.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'', Clay and Bloberta Puppington are brunettes. Their older son Orel is also brunette. The younger son Shapey? Blond. That was an early hint that Shapey's real father was Coach Stopframe. Note that this is the only one to be ''confirmed'' as this trope: it's It's likewise hinted that Block Posabule and Lunchbox Hymentact were also Chocolate Babies (via the same by their own non-matching hair colors) colors, but this is never confirmed.confirmed.
* [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Wordlessly]] [[InvokedTrope invoked]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' episode "The Wicked": one of the [[ForTheEvulz pointless acts of cruelty]] Mrs. Robinson commits is switching the name labels on two very different-looking babies[[note]]As family were [[CartoonCreature geometric shapes]], the other were [[AnthropomorphicFood living pizzas]].[[/note]] in a maternity ward. When their parents pick them up, each father looks at "their" baby, looks at the other father, [[MistakenForCheating shoots a furious look at their wife, and starts a brawl with the other father]].
13th Mar '16 5:54:06 PM Yuihime
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* ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'' has [[http://oglaf.com/misbegats/ this subversion]]. The queen has a surrogate mother bear her royal heir, but one of the "twins" is an egg, causing the queen to question its legitimacy. The [[FishPeople fishwoman]] midwife convinces her infidelity could not be the case, but the possibility that [[SwitchedAtBirth the egg came from the]] ''midwife'' [[ElephantInTheRoom never quite comes up]].

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* ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'' has [[http://oglaf.com/misbegats/ this subversion]]. The queen has a surrogate mother bear her royal heir, but one of the "twins" is [[FishPeople an egg, egg]], causing the queen to question its legitimacy. The [[FishPeople fishwoman]] midwife convinces her infidelity could not be the case, but the possibility that [[SwitchedAtBirth Note that the egg came from the]] ''midwife'' [[ElephantInTheRoom never quite comes up]].midwife is a fish woman.]]
13th Mar '16 5:50:06 PM Yuihime
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* ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'' has [[http://oglaf.com/misbegats/ this subversion]]. The queen has a surrogate mother bear her royal heir, but one of the "twins" is an egg, causing the queen to question its legitimacy. The [[FishPeople fishwoman]] midwife convinces her infidelity could not be the case, but the possibility that [[SwitchedAtBirth the egg came from the]] ''midwife'' [[ElephantInTheRoom never quite comes up]].
4th Mar '16 10:15:50 AM matruz
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* Used in the short story ''El "Clis" de Sol'' (The "Clis" of the Sun) by Costa Rican author, Manuel González Zeledón, the story deals with a dark-skinned man whose (also dark-skinned) wife gave birth to two beautiful twin girls who happen to be white and blond; despite this, the old man is extremely proud of them, and when asked why his daughters are white when both him and his wife are dark-skinned, he laughs it off and says that when his wife was pregnant there was a "[[TitleDrop Clis of the Sun]]" (solar eclipse) and she happened to be outside when it passed, so that's why they're white. When asked how he came to that conclusion, he answers that it was that Italian teacher who came to town a few months ago who explained it to him.

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* Used in the short story ''El "Clis" de Sol'' (The "Clis" of the Sun) by Costa Rican author, Manuel González Zeledón, the story deals with a dark-skinned old man whose (also dark-skinned) young wife gave birth to two beautiful twin girls who happen to be white and blond; despite this, the old man is extremely proud of them, and when asked why his daughters are white when both him and his wife are dark-skinned, he laughs it off and says that when his wife was pregnant there was a "[[TitleDrop Clis of the Sun]]" (solar eclipse) and she happened to be outside when it passed, so that's why they're white. When asked how he came to that conclusion, he answers that it was that young Italian teacher who came to was in the town a few several months ago who explained it to him.
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