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6th Jan '18 11:49:49 AM Assassin-sensei
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* ''WesternAnimation/Dilbert'' - Discussed. One episode has Dilbert listing this trope among the lies his mother told him when he was a child.

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* ''WesternAnimation/Dilbert'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Dilbert}}'' - Discussed. One episode has Dilbert listing this trope among the lies his mother told him when he was a child.
3rd Jan '18 11:11:00 AM LordGro
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The rival story that new babies were found under a gooseberry bush seems to have died out, though some guy named Xavier ([[Franchise/XMen not that one]]) did make a small fortune with the mythology of [[Franchise/CabbagePatchKids babies being grown from cabbages...]]

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The rival story that new babies were found under a gooseberry bush seems to have died out, though some guy named Xavier ([[Franchise/XMen not that one]]) did make a small fortune with the mythology of [[Franchise/CabbagePatchKids babies being grown from cabbages...]]
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3rd Jan '18 11:08:52 AM LordGro
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For those wondering exactly how storks became associated with pregnancy: The tradition apparently started in UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain. The White Stork was considered a symbol of happiness, fertility, and prosperity. Storks were known to nest on chimney tops in England, so the mythology of storks dropping baby humans down the chimney was made quite quickly. (It must also be mentioned that the surgical masks worn by early gynecologists gave them a vaguely storklike face. Best [[{{Squick}} not to think about that too hard]]...)

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For those wondering exactly how storks became associated with pregnancy: The tradition apparently started in UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain. The White Stork was considered a symbol of happiness, fertility, and prosperity. Storks were known to nest on chimney tops in England, so the mythology of storks dropping baby humans down the chimney was made quite quickly. (It must also be mentioned that the surgical masks worn by early gynecologists gave them a vaguely storklike face. Best [[{{Squick}} not to think about that too hard]]...)\n
3rd Jan '18 9:41:13 AM StrongBrush1
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* ''WesternAnimation/Dilbert'' - Discussed. One episode has Dilbert listing this trope among the lies his mother told him when he was a child.
-->'''Dilmom''': He knows about the stork?
-->'''Dogbert''': My fault. I let him watch the nature channel, he put two and two together.
28th Dec '17 9:49:10 PM legendaryweredragon
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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/CyanideAndHappiness'' [[http://www.explosm.net/comics/1742/ here]], and [[http://www.explosm.net/comics/1035/ here]]. Later parodied in a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfvqihFzPAU short]] about a hunter deliberately hunting them down who has accrued a multi-ethnic family of children. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zClca05WJ48 In another short]] the factory where babies are made has problems with pelicans pretending to be storks to steal and eat the babies. TheStinger also shows an [[PaperThinDisguise alligator wearing a stork beak]] trying to sneak away after it sees a pelican getting caught.

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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/CyanideAndHappiness'' [[http://www.explosm.net/comics/1742/ here]], and [[http://www.explosm.net/comics/1035/ here]]. Later parodied in a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfvqihFzPAU short]] about a hunter deliberately hunting them down who has accrued a multi-ethnic family of children. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zClca05WJ48 In another short]] the factory where babies are made has problems with pelicans pretending to be storks to steal and eat the babies. TheStinger also shows an [[PaperThinDisguise alligator crocodile wearing a stork fake beak]] trying to sneak away after it sees a pelican getting caught.
28th Dec '17 9:45:35 PM legendaryweredragon
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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/CyanideAndHappiness'' [[http://www.explosm.net/comics/1742/ here]], and [[http://www.explosm.net/comics/1035/ here]]. Later parodied in a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfvqihFzPAU short]] about a hunter deliberately hunting them down who has accrued a multi-ethnic family of children.

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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/CyanideAndHappiness'' [[http://www.explosm.net/comics/1742/ here]], and [[http://www.explosm.net/comics/1035/ here]]. Later parodied in a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfvqihFzPAU short]] about a hunter deliberately hunting them down who has accrued a multi-ethnic family of children. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zClca05WJ48 In another short]] the factory where babies are made has problems with pelicans pretending to be storks to steal and eat the babies. TheStinger also shows an [[PaperThinDisguise alligator wearing a stork beak]] trying to sneak away after it sees a pelican getting caught.
28th Dec '17 5:19:25 AM DesertDragon
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The myth has mostly died down, to the point where [[UndeadHorseTrope TV is usually the only place you'll see kids who believe in "the stork"]]. Showing childbirth in the media hasn't been taboo since the 50's, so most children know babies come from the mother, just not how it got there. But then again, [[FridgeLogic where storks get babies is rarely, if ever, mentioned either]]. Nonetheless, the symbolism of storks and babies has persisted to this day, where the image of a stork with a bundled baby hanging from its beak is still a symbol of pregnancy, childbirth, and babies.

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The myth has mostly died down, to the point where [[UndeadHorseTrope TV is usually the only place you'll see kids who believe in "the stork"]]. Showing childbirth in the media hasn't been taboo since the 50's, so most children know babies come from the mother, just not how it got there. But then again, [[FridgeLogic it's also never explained where storks get babies is rarely, if ever, mentioned either]]. Nonetheless, the symbolism of storks and babies has persisted to this day, where the image of a stork with a bundled baby hanging from its beak is still a symbol of pregnancy, childbirth, and babies.
28th Dec '17 5:18:15 AM DesertDragon
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The myth has mostly died down, to the point where [[UndeadHorseTrope TV is usually the only place you'll see kids who believe in "the stork"]]. But the symbolism of storks and babies has persisted to this day, where the image of a stork with a bundled baby hanging from its beak is still a symbol of pregnancy, childbirth, and babies.

[[FridgeLogic Where the stork got the baby is rarely, if ever, mentioned.]]

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The myth has mostly died down, to the point where [[UndeadHorseTrope TV is usually the only place you'll see kids who believe in "the stork"]]. Showing childbirth in the media hasn't been taboo since the 50's, so most children know babies come from the mother, just not how it got there. But then again, [[FridgeLogic where storks get babies is rarely, if ever, mentioned either]]. Nonetheless, the symbolism of storks and babies has persisted to this day, where the image of a stork with a bundled baby hanging from its beak is still a symbol of pregnancy, childbirth, and babies.

[[FridgeLogic Where the stork got the baby is rarely, if ever, mentioned.]]
babies.
27th Dec '17 7:21:33 AM VicGeorge2011
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* ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' purposely subverts this trope by stating that the Smurfs in the series reproduce physically. A stork does appear in the series to deliver Baby Smurf, but it is revealed that Baby Smurf came from Smurfling Island, and from parents on the island where nobody ages. In-universe, it's suggested that Creator/{{Peyo}} must have {{Bowdlerized}} the account when he created ''Franchise/TheSmurfs'' after getting his hands on the memory crystal that was given to him.

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* ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' purposely subverts this trope by stating that the Smurfs in the series reproduce physically. A stork does appear in the series to deliver Baby Smurf, but it is revealed that Baby Smurf came from Smurfling Island, and from parents on the island where nobody ages. In-universe, it's suggested that Creator/{{Peyo}} must have {{Bowdlerized}} the account when he created ''Franchise/TheSmurfs'' after getting his hands on the memory crystal that was given to him. In the adaptation of "The Smurfs And The Magic Flute", Peewit suggest this to be the case when he sees that the village consists of all male Smurfs at the time he and Johan first visited them.
25th Dec '17 11:12:57 AM megajake
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* Played With in a episode of ''Series/FullHouse''. When Michelle posed the question of where babies come from, Joey casually replies "Cleveland." Fortunately, Michelle had no follow-up questions.
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