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24th Sep '17 5:49:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''Website/KnowYourMeme'' has a meme and [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/cringeworthy/photos image gallery]] called "Cringeworthy" that collected various instances of embarrassing and stupid things, but the addition of new images was locked after people started using it for ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike (by adding images that were only the logo of things they disliked) and spamming the gallery with several parodies of other images (of note are the many, many parodies of a poor drawing of WebOriginal/TheRake saying "Time to killed people!" and of some Franchise/{{Sonic}} OriginalCharacters called Jake and Maribelle. While the original images ''were'' cringeworthy, the parodies were not)

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* ''Website/KnowYourMeme'' has a meme and [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/cringeworthy/photos image gallery]] called "Cringeworthy" that collected various instances of embarrassing and stupid things, but the addition of new images was locked after people started using it for ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike Administrivia/ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike (by adding images that were only the logo of things they disliked) and spamming the gallery with several parodies of other images (of note are the many, many parodies of a poor drawing of WebOriginal/TheRake saying "Time to killed people!" and of some Franchise/{{Sonic}} OriginalCharacters called Jake and Maribelle. While the original images ''were'' cringeworthy, the parodies were not)
23rd May '17 7:14:36 PM Heartlesswithaheart
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* ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'' has this as its main source of humour during the first half, particularly due to the main character, Okabe Rintaro, being a massive chuuni and behaving ten years younger than you'd expect a college student his age to act.
10th May '17 9:07:14 PM igordebraga
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* ''Film/{{Birdman}}'' has a real gem: Rigg Thompson (Creator/MichaelKeaton) having to walk around an entire city block in nothing but his [[StockUnderwear white underpants]] because [[NakedPeopleTrappedOutside he got locked out of the theater's back door and his bathrobe got stuck in the doorway]]. And that block happens to back right up to Times Square at its busiest hour. [[FromBadToWorse And somebody records the Times Square part on a videophone.]] [[OhCrap And posts it.]] ''And'' it trends immediately.

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* ''Film/{{Birdman}}'' has a real gem: Rigg Thompson (Creator/MichaelKeaton) having to walk around an entire city block in nothing but his [[StockUnderwear white underpants]] because [[NakedPeopleTrappedOutside he got locked out of the theater's back door and his bathrobe got stuck in the doorway]]. And that block happens to back right up to Times Square at its busiest hour. [[FromBadToWorse And somebody records the Times Square part on a videophone.]] [[OhCrap And posts it.]] ''And'' [[InstantHumiliationJustAddYoutube it trends immediately.immediately]].
21st Apr '17 8:18:32 PM Ninja857142
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' occasionally delves into this.
** The most clear cut example is probably the episode "Maud Pie", where Pinkie's sister visits town and the cast has a horrendously difficult time attempting to get to know her better due to her extreme [[TheStoic stoicism]].
** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames Equestria Games]]" has the scene where Spike interrupts a medal ceremony to insist on singing the gold medal-winner's anthem. Only after Shining Armor announces this to the crowd does Spike realize that Cloudsdale (not Ponyville) won the gold for that particular event. Spike doesn't know any of the words to Cloudsdale's anthem. As he ad-libs, the camera cuts multiple times to the audience, who are just as embarrassed as Spike is. One unicorn even yanks his top hat down to cover his entire head.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' occasionally delves into this.
** The most clear cut example is probably the episode "Maud Pie", where Pinkie's sister visits town and the cast has a horrendously difficult time attempting to get to know her better due to her extreme [[TheStoic stoicism]].
** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames Equestria Games]]" has the scene where Spike interrupts a medal ceremony to insist on singing the gold medal-winner's anthem. Only after Shining Armor announces this to the crowd does Spike realize that Cloudsdale (not Ponyville) won the gold for that particular event. Spike doesn't know any of the words to Cloudsdale's anthem. As he ad-libs, the camera cuts multiple times to the audience, who are just as embarrassed as Spike is. One unicorn even yanks his top hat down to cover his entire head.
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** In "Maud Pie", Pinkie's sister visits town and the cast has a horrendously difficult time attempting to get to know her better due to her extreme [[TheStoic stoicism]].
** Perhaps the most extreme example is the scene from "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames Equestria Games]]" where Spike interrupts a medal ceremony to insist on singing the winning team's anthem. Only after Shining Armor announces this to the crowd does Spike realize that Cloudsdale (not Ponyville) won the gold for that particular event. Spike doesn't know any of the words to Cloudsdale's anthem. As he ad-libs, the camera cuts multiple times to the audience, who are just as embarrassed as Spike is. One unicorn even yanks his top hat down to cover his entire head.
21st Apr '17 3:43:44 PM StFan
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* The MLP fan video ''WebOriginal/ElementsOfCringe'' obviously has its moments. Like Twilight trying to blast her way out of a glass box, only for it to ricochet and knock her out.



* Most iterations of ''TheOffice'' feature this type of humor. Examples from the most famous versions of the series include:

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* Most iterations of ''TheOffice'' ''The Office'' feature this type of humor. Examples from the most famous versions of the series include:



* ''{{Series/Girls}}'' has never been a series to shy away from cringe humor, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mSrfztaNM0 Marnie's cover of Kanye West's "Stronger"]] is one of the most uncomfortable points of comedy in the series. All the more so due to the fact that she's completely unaware of what a complete ass she's made of herself.

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* ''{{Series/Girls}}'' ''Series/{{Girls}}'' has never been a series to shy away from cringe humor, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mSrfztaNM0 Marnie's cover of Kanye West's "Stronger"]] is one of the most uncomfortable points of comedy in the series. All the more so due to the fact that she's completely unaware of what a complete ass she's made of herself.



* ''{{Series/Extras}}'' is particularly brutal with this. When one woman on the set brings her sister (who has Cerebal Palsy) to the set, Andy makes a joke that she looks drunk and "mental", right in front of her sister. He manages to save this one, though. There are other scenes that are much, much worse.
* ''{{Series/Friends}}'' dabbled in this from time to time, usually at Ross's expense.

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* ''{{Series/Extras}}'' ''Series/{{Extras}}'' is particularly brutal with this. When one woman on the set brings her sister (who has Cerebal Palsy) to the set, Andy makes a joke that she looks drunk and "mental", right in front of her sister. He manages to save this one, though. There are other scenes that are much, much worse.
* ''{{Series/Friends}}'' ''Series/{{Friends}}'' dabbled in this from time to time, usually at Ross's expense.






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* The MLP fan video ''WebAnimation/ElementsOfCringe'' obviously has its moments. Like Twilight trying to blast her way out of a glass box, only for it to ricochet and knock her out.
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* ''Webcomic/{{Asperchu}}'' becomes this once you realize that [[Webcomic/{{Sonichu}} CWC]] becomes a rampaging self-parody when he's turned into a fictional drawing, with literally no exaggeration whatsoever.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', despite providing the page quote, averts this in the end. The party discussed turns out to be one big HeartwarmingMoment in the end.
* Much of the humor in ''Webcomic/{{Whomp}}'' is centered around the main character Ronnie and his debilitating social awkwardness, as indicated [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2012/10/15/peck-your-battles/ here]].
* ''[[http://www.patheticgeekstories.com/ Pathetic Geek Stories]]'' runs on it, as it's based on real life embarrassing stories sent in by readers.
* [[http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.ca/2010/09/party.html This story]] from ''Webcomic/HyperboleAndAHalf'' becomes this trope the closer to the end you get, until it becomes full-blown embarrassing.
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* Any of [[{{Website/Vat19}} Vat19's]] videos involving Confection Perfection are examples of this.

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* Any of [[{{Website/Vat19}} Vat19's]] Website/Vat19's videos involving Confection Perfection are examples of this.



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* ''Webcomic/{{Asperchu}}'' becomes this once you realize that [[Webcomic/{{Sonichu}} CWC]] becomes a rampaging self-parody when he's turned into a fictional drawing, with literally no exaggeration whatsoever.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', despite providing the page quote, averts this in the end. The party discussed turns out to be one big HeartwarmingMoment in the end.
* Much of the humor in ''{{Webcomic/Whomp}}'' is centered around the main character Ronnie and his debilitating social awkwardness, as indicated [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2012/10/15/peck-your-battles/ here]].
* ''[[http://www.patheticgeekstories.com/ Pathetic Geek Stories]]'' runs on it, as it's based on real life embarrassing stories sent in by readers.
* [[http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.ca/2010/09/party.html This story]] from Webcomic/HyperboleAndAHalf becomes this trope the closer to the end you get, until it becomes full blown embarassing.
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--> '''Lois:''' You're not the first to make a fool of yourself over a teacher. You're just the first to do it on public access.

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--> '''Lois:''' -->'''Lois:''' You're not the first to make a fool of yourself over a teacher. You're just the first to do it on public access.



** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames "Equestria Games"]] has the scene where Spike interrupts a medal ceremony to insist on singing the gold medal-winner's anthem. Only after Shining Armor announces this to the crowd does Spike realize that Cloudsdale (not Ponyville) won the gold for that particular event. Spike doesn't know any of the words to Cloudsdale's anthem. As he ad-libs, the camera cuts multiple times to the audience, who are just as embarrassed as Spike is. One unicorn even yanks his top hat down to cover his entire head.
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E18AFriendInDeed "A Friend in Deed"]] is this to people who have had to deal with an annoying hanger-on, or realized too late that they were that hanger-on -- or both. Same with [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E25PartyOfOne "Party of One"]], with an added dose of social anxiety. Most Pinkie Pie episodes have at least a little of this.
** Episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E7MakeNewFriendsButKeepDiscord "Make New Friends but Keep Discord"]] has Discord trying to do stand-up comedy. It fails. Maud's comment doesn't help.
--->'''Discord:''' (''after a failed knock-knock joke'') It's the most basic of jokes!\\
'''[[DeadpanSnarker Maud]]:''' You're the most basic of jokes.
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E7NewbieDash "Newbie Dash"]] is full of this. First, Rainbow Dash makes a bad first impression on her first day as an official member of the Wonderbolts, earning her the EmbarrassingNickname "Rainbow Crash". Then she goes through increasingly awkward attempts to erase that bad first impression by impersonating her friends.

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** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames "Equestria Games"]] "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames Equestria Games]]" has the scene where Spike interrupts a medal ceremony to insist on singing the gold medal-winner's anthem. Only after Shining Armor announces this to the crowd does Spike realize that Cloudsdale (not Ponyville) won the gold for that particular event. Spike doesn't know any of the words to Cloudsdale's anthem. As he ad-libs, the camera cuts multiple times to the audience, who are just as embarrassed as Spike is. One unicorn even yanks his top hat down to cover his entire head.
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E18AFriendInDeed "A "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E18AFriendInDeed A Friend in Deed"]] Deed]]" is this to people who have had to deal with an annoying hanger-on, or realized too late that they were that hanger-on -- or both. Same with [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E25PartyOfOne "Party "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E25PartyOfOne Party of One"]], One]]", with an added dose of social anxiety. Most Pinkie Pie episodes have at least a little of this.
** Episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E7MakeNewFriendsButKeepDiscord "Make "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E7MakeNewFriendsButKeepDiscord Make New Friends but Keep Discord"]] Discord]]" has Discord trying to do stand-up comedy. It fails. Maud's comment doesn't help.
--->'''Discord:''' (''after ''[after a failed knock-knock joke'') joke]'' It's the most basic of jokes!\\
'''[[DeadpanSnarker Maud]]:''' '''Maud:''' You're the most basic of jokes.
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E7NewbieDash "Newbie Dash"]] "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E7NewbieDash Newbie Dash]]" is full of this. First, Rainbow Dash makes a bad first impression on her first day as an official member of the Wonderbolts, earning her the EmbarrassingNickname "Rainbow Crash". Then she goes through increasingly awkward attempts to erase that bad first impression by impersonating her friends.



*** In the aptly-named SequelEpisode, "The Awkwardness", Gumball runs into Hot Dog Guy again when both of them are on the way to the store and their memories of "The Hug" come flooding right back.

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*** ** In the aptly-named SequelEpisode, "The Awkwardness", Gumball runs into Hot Dog Guy again when both of them are on the way to the store and their memories of "The Hug" come flooding right back.
10th Apr '17 5:06:27 AM FuzzyBoots
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* ''Film/AFewBestMen'' has David invite his three best friends to Australia for his wedding. A combination of bad luck, personality traits, and drugs leads to them doing everything from delivering a racist tirade about Australia's history as a penal colony as the best man speech, sending a huge flower ball rolling through the service, crushing the guests and tables below it, luring a violent drug dealer onto the premises where he proceeds to shoot up the location, and stealing the bride's father's lucky sheep and dressing it up in lingerie.
9th Apr '17 7:07:26 PM nombretomado
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* ''SchoolRumble''. Especially after [[SpotlightStealingSquad Harima became the main character]].

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* ''SchoolRumble''.''Manga/SchoolRumble''. Especially after [[SpotlightStealingSquad Harima became the main character]].
20th Mar '17 11:36:44 PM BackgroundGuy
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* There's no shortage of horror stories in which kids, who [[NoSocialSkills often completely lack a filter for any of their words or deeds]], embarrass the living hell out of their parents. Of course, there is now a good portion of the Internet devoted to exchanging these stories, such as [[http://www.circleofmoms.com/question/whats-most-embarrassing-thing-your-child-has-done-public-1702053 this forum]].
8th Mar '17 11:50:20 AM nombretomado
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%%* ''{{Mega 64}}'' has this in most of the public video game imitations.

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%%* ''{{Mega 64}}'' ''WebVideo/Mega64'' has this in most of the public video game imitations.
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