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12th May '16 5:47:58 AM Andyroid
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** [[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.
9th May '16 3:55:01 AM Tsunoba
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* Fanfic/ThePartyIncidentAndOtherEmbarrassingAnecdotes starts with the main character crashing a party and, when asked by Sans how she knows Papyrus, tells him that she's dating [[ActuallyIAmHim his brother]]. It goes downhill from there.
25th Mar '16 10:33:23 AM DreadedDuck500
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** "The Hug", especially when Gumball tries to get away from the Hot Dog Guy during their sleepover.

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** The entirety of "The Hug", especially in which Gumball hugs a complete stranger at school, Hot Dog Guy, just to be unpredictable. They keep meeting each other afterwards and neither of them have any idea how to react to each other. Special mention goes to the scene when Gumball tries to get away from the Hot Dog Guy during their sleepover.sleepover in the tent.
*** 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.
7th Mar '16 1:30:31 AM jormis29
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* ''PSeries/eepShow'' is this when it's not being a BlackComedy.

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* ''PSeries/eepShow'' ''Series/PeepShow'' is this when it's not being a BlackComedy.
7th Mar '16 1:29:41 AM jormis29
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%%* ''CurbYourEnthusiasm''

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%%* ''CurbYourEnthusiasm''''Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm''



* ''PeepShow'' is this when it's not being a BlackComedy.

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* ''PeepShow'' ''PSeries/eepShow'' is this when it's not being a BlackComedy.



%%* ''{{Extras}}''
%%* ''{{Da Ali G Show}}''

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%%* ''{{Extras}}''
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%%* ''{{Da Ali G Show}}'' ''Series/DaAliGShow''



%%* ''MrBean'', both the series and the movies. Creator/RowanAtkinson often uses this trope.
* ''FreaksAndGeeks'' has a goodly amount of this. Some of the situations the characters find themselves in include: [[ImpossiblyTackyClothes showing up to school in a leisure suit]], [[NakedPeopleAreFunny streaking through the school]], getting egged on Halloween [[EtTuBrute by your own sister]], [[InfantImmortality running over the shy Jesus freak's dog]], getting "drunk" and emotionally wrecked on [[FakeHigh non-alcoholic beer]] and [[BadNewsInAGoodWay getting dumped by proxy by your girlfriend's mom]]. And [[SlapstickKnowsNoGender nobody is spared.]]

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%%* ''MrBean'', ''Series/MrBean'', both the series and the movies. Creator/RowanAtkinson often uses this trope.
* ''FreaksAndGeeks'' ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'' has a goodly amount of this. Some of the situations the characters find themselves in include: [[ImpossiblyTackyClothes showing up to school in a leisure suit]], [[NakedPeopleAreFunny streaking through the school]], getting egged on Halloween [[EtTuBrute by your own sister]], [[InfantImmortality running over the shy Jesus freak's dog]], getting "drunk" and emotionally wrecked on [[FakeHigh non-alcoholic beer]] and [[BadNewsInAGoodWay getting dumped by proxy by your girlfriend's mom]]. And [[SlapstickKnowsNoGender nobody is spared.]]



%%* ''TheWorstWeekOfMyLife''

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%%* ''TheWorstWeekOfMyLife''''Series/TheWorstWeekOfMyLife''



%%* ''{{Seinfeld}}'', especially George Costanza (even more for what he does than what happens to him).

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%%* ''{{Seinfeld}}'', ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', especially George Costanza (even more for what he does than what happens to him).



%%* Short-lived SethMacFarlane series ''The Winner''.
%%* ''TheThickOfIt''

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%%* Short-lived SethMacFarlane Creator/SethMacFarlane series ''The Winner''.
%%* ''TheThickOfIt''''Series/TheThickOfIt''



%%* ''The Comeback'', Lisa Kudrow's short-lived {{HBO}} SitCom.

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%%* ''The Comeback'', ''Series/TheComeback'', Lisa Kudrow's short-lived {{HBO}} SitCom.



%%* While not necessarily a comedy, ''TwinPeaks'' sometimes dives into this during the show's more awkward moments.

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%%* While not necessarily a comedy, ''TwinPeaks'' ''Series/TwinPeaks'' sometimes dives into this during the show's more awkward moments.



%%* FlightOfTheConchords. The song "Jenny" is probably the most awkward conversation ever set to music.

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%%* FlightOfTheConchords.Music/FlightOfTheConchords. The song "Jenny" is probably the most awkward conversation ever set to music.



%%* ''TheLifeAndTimesOfTim''

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%%* ''TheLifeAndTimesOfTim''''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfTim''



%%* ''TheClevelandShow''

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%%* ''SpongebobSquarepants'' in its later seasons.

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%%* ''SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' in its later seasons.



%%* ''TheRenAndStimpyShow'' often goes into this territory.

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%%* ''TheRenAndStimpyShow'' ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' often goes into this territory.
6th Mar '16 8:50:56 PM alliterator
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* ''Series/CrazyExGirlfriend'' can be like this at times, especially when Rebecca is trying to get Josh (or other people) to like her. The worst was during "I'm Going to the Beach With Josh and His Friends!" when she did an ''entire'' strip dance on a party bus.
28th Feb '16 12:45:21 PM MsChibi
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See also CrossesTheLineTwice, where the same basic material is used, but more to make people laugh than to make them uncomfortable.

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See also CrossesTheLineTwice, where the same basic material is used, but more to make people laugh than to make them uncomfortable. If the show is partially or wholly unscripted (as in RealityTV or a TalkShow), it may be a PointAndLaughShow.
7th Feb '16 7:11:36 PM nombretomado
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%%* ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'' is filled with this.
* A lot of the humor in ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' comes from seeing the gang's plans fall flat, notably in "The Gang Wrestles for the Troops"

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%%* ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'' ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'' is filled with this.
* A lot of the humor in ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' comes from seeing the gang's plans fall flat, notably in "The Gang Wrestles for the Troops"
12th Jan '16 9:08:48 AM SolidSonicTH
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Often this is mollified by the characters being [[ComicallyMissingThePoint oblivious to the embarrassment]] they should be feeling. Sometimes though, all the characters are acutely aware of their humiliation, which can make it so much worse. Or worse yet, there's a single {{audience surrogate}} character who realizes how humiliated everyone should be feeling, while everyone else remains oblivious.

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Often this is mollified by the characters being [[ComicallyMissingThePoint oblivious to the embarrassment]] they should be feeling. Sometimes though, all the characters are acutely aware of their humiliation, which can make it so much worse.worse (which is how DiggingYourselfDeeper works when the attempts to improve the situation just cause further awkwardness). Or worse yet, there's a single {{audience surrogate}} character who realizes how humiliated everyone should be feeling, while everyone else remains oblivious.
2nd Jan '16 12:17:28 AM phoenix
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'': In "The Gi", Gumball and Darwin wear their karate uniforms to school and get soundly mocked by their peers (the duo's nickname is the "Karate Weiners") when they start doing low-grade karate in front of everyone, much to their obliviousness. Nicole is the "cringe-ee" here, as she keeps trying to discourage them without outright saying they're making fools of themselves. At the end Gumball gets a hard dose of reality when he realizes what's really going on, which is a little sad (although the episode ends on a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming right afterwards).

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'': ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'':
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In "The Gi", Gumball and Darwin wear their karate uniforms to school and get soundly mocked by their peers (the duo's nickname is the "Karate Weiners") when they start doing low-grade karate in front of everyone, much to their obliviousness. Nicole is the "cringe-ee" here, as she keeps trying to discourage them without outright saying they're making fools of themselves. At the end Gumball gets a hard dose of reality when he realizes what's really going on, which is a little sad (although the episode ends on a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming right afterwards).
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