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18th Aug '17 6:01:07 PM merotoker
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* Can apply to Jeremy in ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns'', although not in the cute "I'm so embarrassed!" way. It happens when [[spoiler:he finds the photos Greg took of him being tortured which Ian kept in part so that if Jeremy was ever put on trial for MakeItLookLikeAnAccident {{Vehicular Sabotage}}-ing Greg, he could claim self defense, and partly because he was in shock over the whole thing. This incident leads to one of Jeremy's biggest FreakOut moments and doesn't help his slight case of BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil.]]

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* Can apply to Jeremy in ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns'', although not in the cute "I'm so embarrassed!" way. It happens when [[spoiler:he finds the photos Greg took of him being tortured which Ian kept in part so that if Jeremy was ever put on trial for MakeItLookLikeAnAccident {{Vehicular Sabotage}}-ing Greg, he could claim self defense, and partly because he was in shock over the whole thing. This incident leads to one of Jeremy's biggest FreakOut moments and doesn't help his slight case of BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil.]]BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil]].



* [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes Bill Watterson]] states in an Anniversary collection that there should be a statute of limitations on old yearbook photos for just this reason.

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* [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes Bill Watterson]] Watterson, creator of ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', states in an Anniversary collection that there should be a statute of limitations on old yearbook photos for just this reason.



* Discussed in ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry''. Fortunately for the child in question, [[spoiler: any photos that might have been taken were lost when the family was sent back in time.]]

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* Discussed in ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry''. Fortunately for the child in question, [[spoiler: any photos that might have been taken were lost when the family was sent back in time.]]time]].



* ''DespicableMe'' has a scene where Gru's mother shows her adopted granddaughters an old photo of him as a kid wearing a "traditional" outfit, which is embarrassing as Margo thinks he looks like a girl and his mother agrees, adding that he looks like an ''ugly'' girl.

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* ''DespicableMe'' ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'' has a scene where Gru's mother shows her adopted granddaughters an old photo of him as a kid wearing a "traditional" outfit, which is embarrassing as Margo thinks he looks like a girl and his mother agrees, adding that he looks like an ''ugly'' girl.



* ''Series/TheMillers''' title sequence is a greatest hits parade of family photo trends over the past several decades. Most haven't aged particularly well.
** The title sequence is also a Freeze-Frame Bonus, because it's made up of collages of old photos of the cast that zoom out to become Miller family portraits. Freeze framing the sequence reveals some real life embarrassing old photos from the cast's past.

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* ''Series/TheMillers''' title sequence is a greatest hits parade of family photo trends over the past several decades. Most haven't aged particularly well.
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well. The title sequence is also a Freeze-Frame Bonus, FreezeFrameBonus, because it's made up of collages of old photos of the cast that zoom out to become Miller family portraits. Freeze framing the sequence reveals some real life embarrassing old photos from the cast's past.



** One of these is used to prove that yes, Emily Prentiss used to be a {{Goth}}. With terrible EightiesHair.

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** One of these is used to prove that yes, Emily Prentiss [[FormerTeenRebel used to be be]] a {{Goth}}. With terrible EightiesHair.



* On ''Series/{{Community}}'', Jeff's cynical campaign for school office is derailed by opponent Annie, who publicly airs an old audition video he'd done for MTV's "The Real World" where he's playing George Michael.

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* On ''Series/{{Community}}'', ''Series/{{Community}}''
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Jeff's cynical campaign for school office is derailed by opponent Annie, who publicly airs an old audition video he'd done for MTV's "The Real World" where he's playing George Michael.



* Not super-embarrassing, but an episode of ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'' has Kira and Dr. O going through his old Ranger stuff. She finds a picture of him from ten years ago and teases him about his long hair. Dr. O responds "Hey, it was in style at the time!" Of course, this is funnier for long-time fans, since the picture is a promotional image from ''[[Series/MightMorphinPowerRangers Power Rangers]]''[='=] second season and depicts Tommy as the White Ranger.

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* Not super-embarrassing, but an episode of ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'' has Kira and Dr. O going through his old Ranger stuff. She finds a picture of him from ten years ago and teases him about his long hair. Dr. O responds "Hey, it was in style at the time!" Of course, this is funnier for long-time fans, since the picture is a promotional image from ''[[Series/MightMorphinPowerRangers ''[[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Power Rangers]]''[='=] second season and depicts Tommy as the White Ranger.



* Barney of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' has an Embarrasing Old Videotape, from his days as a lovelorn hippie.
** Robin has one as well; we're initially led to believe that it's porn, but it's actually [[spoiler:a music video of her teenage one-hit-wonder "Let's Go To The Mall"]].

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* Barney of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' has an Embarrasing Embarrassing Old Videotape, from his days as a lovelorn hippie.
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hippie. Robin has one as well; we're initially led to believe that it's porn, but it's actually [[spoiler:a music video of her teenage one-hit-wonder "Let's Go To The Mall"]].



* On ''Series/That70sShow,'' Eric worries that Kitty will show Donna all his old pictures when they start hanging out (despite the fact that they grew up together and she was ''there'' during the awkward times). They both laugh at his fantasy sequence, and he eventually accept how ridiculous he's being. Then the stinger is the two women going through a photo album, discussing all the embarrassing pictures of Eric.

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* On ''Series/That70sShow,'' Eric worries that Kitty will show Donna all his old pictures when they start hanging out (despite the fact that they grew up together and she was ''there'' during the awkward times). They both laugh at his fantasy sequence, and he eventually accept accepts how ridiculous he's being. Then the stinger is the two women going through a photo album, discussing all the embarrassing pictures of Eric.



* [[{{Delinquents}} DX]] managed to [[CrossingTheLineTwice pull this one off twice]] in the same segment. After Wrestling/{{Edge}} and Wrestling/RandyOrton [[{{Parody}} dressed up]] as DX (complete with a fake nose and sideburns on Edge and leather chaps and a blonde wig on Orton), Wrestling/TripleH showed on the [=TitanTron=] a couple of photos Randy Orton had done in the past -- one with him naked under a ModestyTowel -- and implied the photos were [[GayPanic very popular with the gay community]]. He then [[BlatantLies "accidentally"]] put a picture of Wrestling/ShawnMichaels (his partner) up on the screen; Shawn's [[OldShame Playgirl spread from the late 90s]]. Shawn [[FreakOut is understandably]] ''not'' amused by this.
** DX also pulled out an Embarrassing Old Video: Wrestling/VinceMcMahon's [[OldShame performance of "Stand Back"]]. [[SoBadItsGood So Bad It's Hilarious]].
*** Wrestling/ChrisBenoit and Wrestling/ChrisJericho played the same video on the [=TitanTron=] back in 2001, long before DX did it.

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* [[{{Delinquents}} DX]] Wrestling/DGenerationX managed to [[CrossingTheLineTwice pull this one off twice]] in the same segment. After Wrestling/{{Edge}} and Wrestling/RandyOrton [[{{Parody}} dressed up]] as DX (complete with a fake nose and sideburns on Edge and leather chaps and a blonde wig on Orton), Wrestling/TripleH showed on the [=TitanTron=] a couple of photos Randy Orton had done in the past -- one with him naked under a ModestyTowel -- and implied the photos were [[GayPanic very popular with the gay community]]. He then [[BlatantLies "accidentally"]] put a picture of Wrestling/ShawnMichaels (his partner) up on the screen; Shawn's [[OldShame Playgirl spread from the late 90s]]. Shawn [[FreakOut is understandably]] ''not'' amused by this.
** DX also pulled out an Embarrassing Old Video: Wrestling/VinceMcMahon's [[OldShame performance of "Stand Back"]]. [[SoBadItsGood So Bad It's Hilarious]].
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Hilarious]]. Wrestling/ChrisBenoit and Wrestling/ChrisJericho [[FleetingDemographicRule played the same video on the [=TitanTron=] TitanTron back in 2001, long before DX did it.2001]].



* An embarrassing photo of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' at the [[NoodleIncident Christmas party]] can be found in Patrick's secret box.

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* An embarrassing photo of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants at the [[NoodleIncident Christmas party]] can be found in Patrick's secret box.



** A tie-in book called "TheSimpsons' Family Album" did, indeed, feature a much younger Bart naked, butt-up on a bearskin rug. As the cover illustration.

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** A tie-in book called "TheSimpsons' "The Simpsons' Family Album" did, indeed, feature a much younger Bart naked, butt-up on a bearskin rug. As the cover illustration.



** Brendon and his mom go to dinner at the FunnyForeigner kid's house to make up for Brendon's making fun of him. Everyone there is laughing it up at an old video Brendon's mom had sent to a contest, that shows little Brendon peeing himself. It made the evening news.

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** Brendon and his mom go to dinner at the FunnyForeigner kid's house to make up for Brendon's making fun of him. Everyone there is laughing it up at an old video Brendon's mom had sent to a contest, contest that shows little Brendon peeing himself. It made the evening news.



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' centers on Jimmy and his friends finding an embarrassing old video of Lucius. [[EnfanteTerrible Heloise]], being the sadist she is, not only puts it up on [[BlandNameProduct Spew Tube]], but makes sure it's shown at a rally for all of [[AHellOfATime Miseryville]] to see.

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' centers on Jimmy and his friends finding an embarrassing old video of Lucius. [[EnfanteTerrible [[EnfantTerrible Heloise]], being the sadist she is, not only puts it up on [[BlandNameProduct Spew Tube]], but makes sure it's shown at a rally for all of [[AHellOfATime Miseryville]] to see.



* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' have a good laugh after viewing Mojo Jojo's baby photos.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls have a good laugh after viewing Mojo Jojo's baby photos.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' episode "An Elk For Heffer" Heffer willingly shows Elkie some embarrassing photos of himself as a child.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' episode "An Elk For Heffer" Heffer willingly shows casually asks Elkie if she would like to see some embarrassing photos pictures of himself as a child.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' episode, "Tuckered Out", Jenny, Brad, and Sheldon show a bunch of old home movies of Tuck to his second grade class as revenge for [[Main/PrimaDonnaDirector how badly he treated them when he directed a movie about Jenny]]. These include a young Tuck being potty-trained, urinating on a Main/MallSanta out of fear, and the infamous "naked-baby-on-fur-rug" photo.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' episode, "Tuckered Out", Jenny, Brad, and Sheldon show a bunch of old home movies of Tuck to his second grade class as revenge for [[Main/PrimaDonnaDirector [[PrimaDonnaDirector how badly he treated them when he directed a movie about Jenny]]. These include a young Tuck being potty-trained, urinating on a Main/MallSanta MallSanta out of fear, and the infamous "naked-baby-on-fur-rug" photo.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' episode, "Petition This", Kimi starts a petition drive to ban the use of cell phones from school. Around the same time, Tommy is preparing a movie for the Finsters' tenth wedding anniversary, using pictures from the present and the past. Angelica, who isn't going to stand for Kimi's petition, browses Tommy's computer for a photo embarrasing enough to humilate Kimi while Tommy has fallen asleep from all his hard work. She settles on one of Kimi's ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' counterpart sitting on a potty chair and crying, which she puts on posters with a speech balloon saying "Quick! Someone hand me a cell phone!"

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' episode, "Petition This", Kimi starts a petition drive to ban the use of cell phones from school. Around the same time, Tommy is preparing a movie for the Finsters' tenth wedding anniversary, using pictures from the present and the past. Angelica, who isn't going to stand for Kimi's petition, browses Tommy's computer for a photo embarrasing embarrassing enough to humilate humiliate Kimi while Tommy has fallen asleep from all his hard work. She settles on one of Kimi's ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' counterpart sitting on a potty chair and crying, which she puts on posters with a speech balloon saying "Quick! Someone hand me a cell phone!"



* Jack Coleman discussing the most embarrassing roles of his past (complete with a picture of his mulleted 80's haircut) on [[http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com/blogs/guest/the-hrg-files/the-hrg-files-volume-4.php TelevisionWithoutPity's "The H.R.G. Blog"]]
* [[http://www.virginmedia.com/movies/features/yearbook-photos.php?page=7 Eva Longoria in high school (a.k.a. The Joker).]]
* The Ellen De Generes show has a segment called "Bad Paid-for Photos", where viewers send in or showcase live their embarrassing old photographs. Most of these are studio or school photos, and tend to be "bad" because of 80s hair, glasses, sweaters or a combination of a few. One of the staffers on the show was dressed up as a girl by his mother when he was a child, because his mother really wanted a daughter. {{Squick}}.

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* Jack Coleman discussing the most embarrassing roles of his past (complete with a picture of his mulleted 80's haircut) on Website/TelevisionWithoutPity's [[http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com/blogs/guest/the-hrg-files/the-hrg-files-volume-4.php TelevisionWithoutPity's "The H.R.G. Blog"]]
* [[http://www.virginmedia.com/movies/features/yearbook-photos.php?page=7 Eva Longoria in high school (a.k.a. The Joker).]]
* The Ellen De Generes Creator/EllenDeGeneres show has a segment called "Bad Paid-for Photos", where viewers send in or showcase live their embarrassing old photographs. Most of these are studio or school photos, and tend to be "bad" because of 80s hair, glasses, sweaters or a combination of a few. One of the staffers on the show was dressed up as a girl by his mother when he was a child, because his mother really wanted a daughter. {{Squick}}.
28th Jul '17 11:57:29 PM DanielCase
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* In a non-comic use of this trope, Michéle, the protagonist of ''Film/{{Elle}}'', is dogged by a haunting photograph of her taken as a child, just after her father killed 27 of their neighbors after they objected to something he did related to Christmas, in which she is half-naked and covered with ash, staring vacantly toward the camera, that became the signature image related to her father's crime.
13th Jun '17 1:39:53 AM CaptainTedium
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' episode "Infernal Slumber", Mac is embarrassed when Eduardo finds and photographs one of Mac's baby pictures, which depicts him bathing in the sink with his rear end visible.
8th Jun '17 7:02:59 AM erforce
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* In ''Film/BadBoys'', we see Marcus wearing [[FunnyAfro a fro]].

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* In ''Film/BadBoys'', we see Marcus wearing Marcus's wife shows his partner Mike a photo of him with [[FunnyAfro a fro]].
3rd Jun '17 8:37:10 PM Omeganian
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* ''In [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10258420/1/Belonging Belonging]]'' by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/3249682/writerzero writerzero]], [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Beast Boy and Raven]] go to Kishar, who used to help raise Beast Boy when he was a kid, and is now training him. While he goes flying, she uses the opportunity to show Raven a few of his childhood photos... a good number of them having him naked. Beast Boy is scared out of his wits when he sees that.
7th Apr '17 6:09:13 AM Phys101
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[[NakedPeopleAreFunny For some reason]], "Embarrassing baby pictures" often consist of the subject lying naked, butt-up on some a fur rug.

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[[NakedPeopleAreFunny For some reason]], "Embarrassing baby pictures" often consist of the subject lying naked, butt-up on some a fur rug.
5th Apr '17 12:44:59 AM Unicorndance
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* ''DespicableMe'' has a scene where Gru's mother shows her adopted granddaughters an old photo of him as a kid wearing a "traditional" outfit.

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* ''DespicableMe'' has a scene where Gru's mother shows her adopted granddaughters an old photo of him as a kid wearing a "traditional" outfit.outfit, which is embarrassing as Margo thinks he looks like a girl and his mother agrees, adding that he looks like an ''ugly'' girl.


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* In ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'', there's a Christmas decoration with a photo of Greg and Rodrick as young children bathing in the sink. This embarrasses Greg.
13th Mar '17 12:05:48 AM Phys101
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Definitely TruthInTelevision: AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents will rush to show their kids' friends these. It's a blessing in disguise to catch Mom showing these pictures to one's boyfriend, girlfriend, or significant other; it's Mom's stamp of approval of the him or her.

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Definitely TruthInTelevision: AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents will rush to show their kids' friends these. It's a blessing in disguise to catch Mom showing these pictures to one's boyfriend, girlfriend, or significant other; it's Mom's stamp of approval of the him or her.


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%% Or was it "The Road to Oz", without Aunt Em and Uncle Henry?
11th Jan '17 4:16:28 PM Phys101
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[[NakedPeopleAreFunny For some reason]], "Embarrassing baby pictures" almost ''always'' consist of the subject lying naked, butt-up on some kind of fur rug.

AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents will rush to show their kids' friends these.

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[[NakedPeopleAreFunny For some reason]], "Embarrassing baby pictures" almost ''always'' often consist of the subject lying naked, butt-up on some kind of a fur rug.

Definitely TruthInTelevision: AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents will rush to show their kids' friends these.
these. It's a blessing in disguise to catch Mom showing these pictures to one's boyfriend, girlfriend, or significant other; it's Mom's stamp of approval of the him or her.


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* ''[[Literature/LandOfOz The Emerald City of Oz]]'' has an illustration (by long-time illustrator John R. Neill) of Dorothy and her friends (and Aunt Em and Uncle Henry) facing a statue of her as originally illustrated by W. W. Denslow in ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz''.
4th Dec '16 4:38:29 PM Andyroid
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** Strong Bad watches this trope play out on TV. He even describes it as such: "Oh, this is the one where the guy's mom shows the guy's girlfriend the pictures of the guy when he was a baby."
** In an early e-mail, Strong Sad waits for Strong Bad to leave before showing the audience a video of a young Strong Bad performing a very awkward stand-up comedy routine.

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** Strong Bad watches this trope play out on TV. He even describes it as such: "Oh, this is the one where the guy's mom shows the guy's girlfriend the pictures of the guy when he was a baby."
** In an the early e-mail, WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail "stand-up", Strong Sad waits for Strong Bad to leave before showing the audience a video of a young Strong Bad performing a very awkward stand-up comedy routine.routine.
** Strong Bad watches this trope play out on TV in "sibbie". He even describes it as such: "Oh, this is [[TheOneWith the one where]] the guy's mom shows the guy's girlfriend the pictures of the guy when he was a baby."
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