History Main / EmbarrassingCoverUp

22nd Jan '17 2:24:00 PM SashaHoneypalm
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* In Literature/TheBible, Jacob and Rachel flee from Rachel's father, Laban. Whitout Jacob's knowledge Rachel steals some of his father household idols as they go. Laban catches up to them and demands to search their tents for the idols. Rachel sits on top of them and when Laban gets to her tent and tells her to move, she claims that "the manner of women" is upon her, so she can't get up. Laban believes her and leaves.

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* In Literature/TheBible, Jacob and Rachel flee from Rachel's father, Laban. Whitout Whithout Jacob's knowledge Rachel steals some of his father her father's household idols as they go. Laban catches up to them and demands to search their tents for the idols. Rachel sits on top of them and when Laban gets to her tent and tells her to move, she claims that "the manner of women" is upon her, so she can't get up. Laban believes her and leaves.
31st Dec '16 8:31:59 PM Xtifr
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* British mathematican & Codebreaker Creator/AlanTuring was briefly engaged with fellow code-breaker Joan Clarke. He eventually broke the engagement because he was gay and didnít want to force her to live in a love-less marriage, but he could of course not give that reason to his friends and co-workers. So he explained his reason for the breakup was, of all things, that he had had an dream where Joan wasnít accepted by his family.

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* British mathematican mathematician & Codebreaker Creator/AlanTuring UsefulNotes/AlanTuring was briefly engaged with fellow code-breaker Joan Clarke. He eventually broke the engagement because he was gay and didnít want to force her to live in a love-less marriage, but he could of course not give that reason to his friends and co-workers. So he explained his reason for the breakup was, of all things, that he had had an dream where Joan wasnít accepted by his family.
19th Dec '16 4:43:38 PM talltalltree
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* In ''The Most Incredible Work of Literature in the Entire Cosmos'' (a parody of ''[[Literature/{{Twilight}} Breaking Dawn]]''), three of Frig's friends are standing guard outside her house to make sure an alien leader doesn't find her. When he does show up and asks why they're there, the girls claim they're prostitutes who were hired to go to the house.



* In ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryFreakShow'', Barbara's forced to stay in a weight loss clinic while everyone back home believes she's been sent away to have an illegitimate baby. Although this would be considered hugely shameful for the time period, her well-to-do family believes it's less embarrassing than her morbid obesity.

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* In ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryFreakShow'', Barbara's forced to stay in a weight loss clinic while everyone back home believes she's been on the excuse of being sent away to have an illegitimate baby. Although this would be considered hugely shameful for the time period, her well-to-do family believes it's less embarrassing than her morbid obesity.
19th Dec '16 4:35:36 PM talltalltree
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* ''Series/AgathaRaisin'': In "Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage", Agatha and James need to investigate an detox clinic. James introduces Agatha as a raging alcoholic who entire life is a tissue of lies.

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* ''Series/AgathaRaisin'': In "Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage", Agatha and James need to investigate an a detox clinic. James introduces Agatha as a raging alcoholic who whose entire life is a tissue of lies.lies.
* In ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryFreakShow'', Barbara's forced to stay in a weight loss clinic while everyone back home believes she's been sent away to have an illegitimate baby. Although this would be considered hugely shameful for the time period, her well-to-do family believes it's less embarrassing than her morbid obesity.
22nd Oct '16 2:26:59 AM foxley
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* ''Series/AgathaRaisin'': In "Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage", Agatha and James need to investigate an detox clinic. James introduces Agatha as a raging alcoholic who entire life is a tissue of lies.
16th Oct '16 9:08:39 PM Piromano80
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* In Literature/TheBible, Jacob and Rachel flee from Rachel's father ,Laban, stealing some of his household idols as they go. Laban catches up to them and demands to search their tents for the idols. Rachel sits on top of them and when Laban gets to her tent and tells her to move, she claims that "the manner of women" is upon her, so she can't get up. Laban believes her and leaves.

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* In Literature/TheBible, Jacob and Rachel flee from Rachel's father ,Laban, stealing father, Laban. Whitout Jacob's knowledge Rachel steals some of his father household idols as they go. Laban catches up to them and demands to search their tents for the idols. Rachel sits on top of them and when Laban gets to her tent and tells her to move, she claims that "the manner of women" is upon her, so she can't get up. Laban believes her and leaves.leaves.
** This one doesn't relies so much in embarrasment as in the fact that objects contaminated by menstrual blood were deemed untouchables.
6th Oct '16 6:14:31 AM Andyroid
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* In the WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail "licensed", Strong Bad catches Bubs selling [[CoatFullOfContraband a trenchcoat full of "unlicensed unlicensed" Strong Bad merchandise]] (as opposed to the "licensed unlicensed" {{Shoddy Knockoff Product}}s that have his approval).
-->'''Strong Bad:''' What's up with that trench coat, Bubs?\\
'''Bubs:''' Oh, uh... I'm a public flasher!\\
'''Strong Bad:''' Yeah, right! You ain't got no nudity under there.
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30th Sep '16 8:54:08 PM foxley
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* Breaking Bad's spinoff Series/BetterCallSaul has Daniel, who is horrible at hiding the fact that he deals drugs. When the police catch onto him, Jimmy has to come up with an excuse to explain how he got so much money, and why he has a secret compartment in his house. What does he come up with? He tells the officers that Daniel makes "Squat Cobbler" videos (a sex fetish involving sitting in pies while wearing a costume and crying) for a rich client. That would be embarrassing enough, but unfortunately for poor Daniel, the policemen ask to see the videos as proof, so he has no choice but to actually make such a video.

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* Breaking Bad's spinoff Series/BetterCallSaul ''Series/BetterCallSaul'' has Daniel, who is horrible at hiding the fact that he deals drugs. When the police catch onto him, Jimmy has to come up with an excuse to explain how he got so much money, and why he has a secret compartment in his house. What does he come up with? He tells the officers that Daniel makes "Squat Cobbler" videos (a sex fetish involving sitting in pies while wearing a costume and crying) for a rich client. That would be embarrassing enough, but unfortunately for poor Daniel, the policemen ask to see the videos as proof, so he has no choice but to actually make such a video.
19th Sep '16 7:46:36 PM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'', this dynamic is part of Parry's {{backstory}}, explaining how he was adopted by a Sorcerer. The Sorcerer and the Lord were planning to use baby Parry as a human sacrifice, but they were caught in the act by the Abbot. The Abbot would not have approved, and would have excommunicated both of them, so the Lord said that the sacrificial altar was just for sacrificing a sheep, and he explained what a baby was doing there by claiming that the Sorcerer was going to adopt this baby. So the Sorcerer had to go along with this and adopt Parry as his own son.

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* In ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'', ''Literature/ForLoveOfEvil'', this dynamic is part of Parry's {{backstory}}, explaining how he was adopted by a Sorcerer. The Sorcerer and the Lord were planning to use baby Parry as a human sacrifice, but they were caught in the act by the Abbot. The Abbot would not have approved, and would have excommunicated both of them, so the Lord said that the sacrificial altar was just for sacrificing a sheep, and he explained what a baby was doing there by claiming that the Sorcerer was going to adopt this baby. So the Sorcerer had to go along with this and adopt Parry as his own son.
18th Aug '16 8:35:30 AM Zuxtron
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* Breaking Bad's spinoff Series/BetterCallSaul has Daniel, who is horrible at hiding the fact that he deals drugs. When the police catch onto him, Jimmy has to come up with an excuse to explain how he got so much money, and why he has a secret compartment in his house. What does he come up with? He tells the officers that Daniel makes "Squat Cobbler" videos (a sex fetish involving sitting in pies while wearing a costume and crying) for a rich client. That would be embarrassing enough, but unfortunately for poor Daniel, the policemen ask to see the videos as proof, so he has no choice but to actually make such a video.
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