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16th Oct '17 6:35:13 PM PaulA
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* The ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' story "The Adventure of the Yellow Face" has a widow who remarries and then keeps sneaking off to a cottage and won't tell her husband why. He naturally suspects her of having an affair, but it turns out that what she never told him was that her first husband was black (American); the resident of the cottage is their daughter, who she'd told him was also dead. Leads to a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[FairForItsDay by the standards of the times]] when the second husband accepts the child immediately, and a CrowningMomentOfFunny in that [[DidntSeeThatComing Holmes didn't come CLOSE to guessing that one.]]
16th Oct '17 6:32:21 PM PaulA
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* In a weird variation, one character from Creator/LarryNiven's ''[[Literature/KnownSpace A Gift From Earth]]'' was treated like the Chocolate Baby despite having been fathered by a Crew man on a Crew woman, because the man who fathered him had ''had testes transplants'' from an organ-banked Colonist.

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* In a weird variation, one character from Creator/LarryNiven's ''[[Literature/KnownSpace A Gift From Earth]]'' ''Literature/AGiftFromEarth'' was treated like the Chocolate Baby despite having been fathered by a Crew man on a Crew woman, because the man who fathered him had ''had testes transplants'' from an organ-banked Colonist.
4th Oct '17 7:23:32 PM thatother1dude
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* 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), and neither of them bears much resemblance to their ''mother'' either. And something like what Carrot described ''must'' have been going on in order for both of those pony types to have arisen even if Cup ''had'' cheated on Carrot with either a unicorn or a pegasus.[[note]]No male [[WingedUnicorn alicorns]] are known to exist.[[/note]]

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* 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), and neither of them bears much resemblance to their ''mother'' either. And something like what Carrot described ''must'' have been going on in order for both of those pony types to have arisen even if Cup ''had'' cheated on Carrot with either a unicorn or a pegasus.[[note]]No male pegasus, as all the [[WingedUnicorn alicorns]] are known to exist.[[/note]] exist are female.
27th Sep '17 5:22:13 PM DesertDragon
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* A humorous fan-theory about ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' invokes this trope to explain why the two eldest daughters Sandra and Denise are significantly lighter-skinned than the rest of the Huxtables. It's suggested that Claire had an ongoing affair with one of her (white) professors during her law school days, and thus the girls are actually mixed. Caramel babies?

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* A humorous fan-theory about ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' invokes this trope to explain why the two eldest daughters Sandra and Denise are significantly lighter-skinned than the rest of the Huxtables. It's suggested that Claire during Claire's law school days, she had an ongoing affair with one of her (white) professors during her law school days, either a classmate or a professor who was white, and thus the girls are actually mixed. Caramel babies?biracial like their actresses.
7th Sep '17 10:57:04 AM Katsuhagi
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** Though her paternity was never proven with
1st Sep '17 10:32:50 AM nighttrainfm
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* There's a ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' [[http://www.geocities.ws/prhiddenwar/Hw34.html fanfic]] out there that applies this to the Master Vile (dad, humanoid alien) Rita Repulsa (daughter, human alien) Rito Revolto (son, talking ''skeleton'') family. Supposedly, Rita takes after her (never seen) mother, while Rito bears an uncanny resemblance to his parents' former butler. Of course, the real reason is RelatedInTheAdaptation.

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* There's a ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' [[http://www.geocities.ws/prhiddenwar/Hw34.html fanfic]] out there that applies this to the Master Vile (dad, humanoid alien) Rita Repulsa (daughter, human alien) and Rito Revolto (son, talking ''skeleton'') family. Supposedly, Rita apparently takes after her (never seen) mother, while Rito bears an uncanny resemblance to his parents' former butler. Of course, the real reason is RelatedInTheAdaptation.
30th Aug '17 11:41:22 AM nighttrainfm
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* There's a ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' fanfic out there that applies this to the Master Vile (dad, humanoid alien) Rita Repulsa (daughter, human alien) Rito Revolto (son, talking ''skeleton'') family. Supposedly, Rita takes after her (never seen) mother, while Rito bears an uncanny resemblance to his parents' former butler. Rito never got the chance to ask the man about it, as for some reason Vile vaporised him the day was born.

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* There's a ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' fanfic [[http://www.geocities.ws/prhiddenwar/Hw34.html fanfic]] out there that applies this to the Master Vile (dad, humanoid alien) Rita Repulsa (daughter, human alien) Rito Revolto (son, talking ''skeleton'') family. Supposedly, Rita takes after her (never seen) mother, while Rito bears an uncanny resemblance to his parents' former butler. Rito never got Of course, the chance real reason is RelatedInTheAdaptation.
-->'''Rito:''' I always wanted
to ask the man Jeffries what he thought about it, as for some reason Vile vaporised such a wild coincidence, but pop vaporized him on the day I was born.born. Never did figure that out.\\
'''Elgar:''' Uhhh. I don't think you've done the math there.
22nd Aug '17 9:28:08 PM DesertDragon
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** In the first episode, Caucasian Rachel has two dads, one white, one black. She doesn't know which is her genetic father. Justified when her fathers were actually cast; they were played by the white Creator/JeffGoldblum and the light-skinned, mixed-race Brian Stokes Mitchell.

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** In the first episode, Caucasian Rachel has two dads, one white, one black. She doesn't know which is of her genetic father.fathers is biologically related to her. Justified when her fathers were actually cast; they were played by the white Creator/JeffGoldblum and the light-skinned, mixed-race Brian Stokes Mitchell.



** Apparently TruthInTelevision: An [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SflqPlSQElw episode]] featured a white woman who cheated on her (also white) husband with a black man, had his baby, and passed it off as her husband's. The boy was clearly mixed-race, but her husband was fully convinced he was his son and was devastated by the obvious DNA test results. You kind of feel sorry for the guy when he breaks down crying, even if you can't help but wonder how this got past him in the first place.

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** Apparently TruthInTelevision: An [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SflqPlSQElw episode]] featured a white woman who cheated on her (also white) also-white husband with a black man, had his baby, and passed it off as her husband's. The boy was clearly mixed-race, but her husband was fully convinced he was his son and was devastated by the obvious DNA test results. You kind of feel sorry for the guy when he breaks down crying, even if you can't help but wonder how this got past him in the first place.


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* A humorous fan-theory about ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' invokes this trope to explain why the two eldest daughters Sandra and Denise are significantly lighter-skinned than the rest of the Huxtables. It's suggested that Claire had an ongoing affair with one of her (white) professors during her law school days, and thus the girls are actually mixed. Caramel babies?
18th Aug '17 1:13:27 PM chinosarah
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* In ''{{Series/Poldark}}'', [[spoiler: Elizabeth gives birth to a dark haired son a month early who is probably Ross's child, not her husband George's.]]
16th Aug '17 7:39:02 AM Clare
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In RealLife, this can happen if the parents are of mixed race, then their hidden recessive genes can come out to the point of having a fair child. [[http://www.nbcnews.com/health/black-white-twins-brothers-same-mother-1C9926227 Sometimes]] the infant's parents are of different races, while sometimes both parents are themselves mixed race.[[note]]In one instance in the Netherlands, a white couple who underwent IVF found themselves the parents of a black infant because the lab hadn't sanitized its equipment adequately after performing an IVF procedure for a black couple.[[/note]] However, the old wives' tale of a white parent and a light-skinned black parent (possibly [[PassFail passing as white]]) giving birth to a dark-skinned baby is highly improbable--but, we must emphasize, still ''possible''!--in real life, due to the genetics involved.

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In RealLife, this can happen if the parents are of mixed race, then their hidden recessive genes can come out to the point of having a fair child. [[http://www.nbcnews.com/health/black-white-twins-brothers-same-mother-1C9926227 Sometimes]] the infant's parents are of different races, while sometimes both parents are themselves mixed race.[[note]]In one instance in the Netherlands, a white couple who underwent IVF found themselves the parents of a black infant because the lab hadn't sanitized its equipment adequately after performing an IVF procedure for a black couple.[[/note]] However, the old wives' tale of a white parent and a light-skinned black parent (possibly [[PassFail passing as white]]) giving birth to producing a dark-skinned baby is highly improbable--but, we must emphasize, still ''possible''!--in real life, due to the genetics involved.
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