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4th Apr '16 1:55:24 PM JPGruntfuttock
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* "Series/ThisMorningWithRichardNotJudy": This trope was used in the weekly "Richard Herring's Food and Milk" segment of the show where Richard Herring would try an unusual milk such as shrew, American Beaver or the milk of human kindness. Once the milk that Richard would be sampling was named, a documentary style clip was played to illustrate, over which stock horror music was played.

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* "Series/ThisMorningWithRichardNotJudy": This trope was used in the weekly "Richard Herring's Food and Milk" segment of the show where Richard Herring would try an unusual milk such as shrew, American Beaver or the milk of human kindness. Once the milk that Richard would be sampling was named, a documentary style clip was played to illustrate, over which loud stock horror music was played.
4th Apr '16 1:51:53 PM JPGruntfuttock
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* "Series/ThisMorningWithRichardNotJudy": This trope was used in the weekly "Richard Herring's Food and Milk" segment of the show where Richard Herring would try an unusual milk such as shrew, American Beaver or the milk of human kindness, once the milk that Richard would be sampling was revealed, a documentary style clip representing the milk was shown over which stock horror music was played.

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* "Series/ThisMorningWithRichardNotJudy": This trope was used in the weekly "Richard Herring's Food and Milk" segment of the show where Richard Herring would try an unusual milk such as shrew, American Beaver or the milk of human kindness, once kindness. Once the milk that Richard would be sampling was revealed, named, a documentary style clip representing the milk was shown played to illustrate, over which stock horror music was played.
4th Apr '16 1:50:32 PM JPGruntfuttock
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* "Series/ThisMorningWithRichardNotJudy": This trope was used in the weekly "Richard Herring's Food and Milk" segment of the show where Richard Herring would try an unusual milk such as shrew, American Beaver or the milk of human kindness, once the milk that Richard would be sampling was revealed, a documentary style clip representing the milk was shown over which stock horror music was played.
31st Mar '16 4:25:30 PM hamza678
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* Almost any web reviewer has used this at least once throughout their carreer.

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* The ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' has quite a few examples, mostly joke [=SCPs=]:
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-006-j SCP-006-J]] are a bunch of normal insects considered to be Keter by the entomophobic researchers.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-5308-j SCP-5208-J]] are a bunch of normal objects(some granite, a piece of paper, a pen, a cat, and a young boy) with extremely complex security protocols.
* Almost any web reviewer has used this at least once throughout their carreer.career.
17th Mar '16 12:34:03 PM Grudgeal
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* ''Series/TheMuppetShow'': A horror-themed sketch with Creator/VincentPrice ends with the reveal that, at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve, Vincent Price's character turns into... ''Jack Parnell''[[note:The show's composer]]. The rest of the cast flee screaming from his rendition of "Auld Lang Syne".

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* ''Series/TheMuppetShow'': A horror-themed sketch with Creator/VincentPrice ends with the reveal that, at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve, Vincent Price's character turns into... ''Jack Parnell''[[note:The Parnell'' (the show's composer]].composer). The rest of the cast flee screaming from his rendition of "Auld Lang Syne".
17th Mar '16 12:33:16 PM Grudgeal
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* ''Series/TheMuppetShow'': A horror-themed sketch with Creator/VincentPrice ends with the reveal that, at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve, Vincent Price's character turns into... ''Jack Parnell''[[note:The show's composer]]. The rest of the cast flee screaming from his rendition of "Auld Lang Syne".
1st Mar '16 8:44:59 PM Angeldeb82
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** The series in general runs on this trope, with a lot of the humor coming from Joel/Mike and the bots' over-the-top horrified reactions to the bad movies they watch. Even the Mads get in on the FauxHorrific action, such as with their reactions to ''Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate'', ''Film/TheBeastOfYuccaFlats'', and ''Film/{{Hobgoblins}}''. To be fair, those ''are'' some legendarily awful movies.

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** The series in general runs on this trope, with a lot of the humor coming from Joel/Mike and the bots' over-the-top horrified reactions to the bad movies they watch. Even the Mads get in on the FauxHorrific Faux Horrific action, such as with their reactions to ''Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate'', ''Film/TheBeastOfYuccaFlats'', and ''Film/{{Hobgoblins}}''. To be fair, those ''are'' some legendarily awful movies.



* In the remake of ''Series/RandallAndHopkirkDeceased'', Jeff and Jeannie are shown various sinister experiments in the laboratories of the PAIN corporation, before they are shown soemtihng we don't initially see. Creepy music is played until their guide nonchalantly introduces the room as "...the gym".

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* In the remake of ''Series/RandallAndHopkirkDeceased'', Jeff and Jeannie are shown various sinister experiments in the laboratories of the PAIN corporation, before they are shown soemtihng something we don't initially see. Creepy music is played until their guide nonchalantly introduces the room as "...the gym".



* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic does this a few times, like the reveal that ''GoodBurger'' would be his next review.

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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic does this a few times, like the reveal that ''GoodBurger'' ''Film/GoodBurger'' would be his next review.



** He and Phelous were once attacked by an evil toaster. (Well, they did ask [[TemptingFate what other common household objects could turn against you]]...) Naturally they pretended to be frightened before starting to [[LetsMockTheMonsters laugh]].
* Like Spoony and Critic mentioned above, Yahtzee of ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' constantly employs this trope as part of his general AccentuateTheNegative tactics, often explaining in detail the excessive and disgusting bout of self-mutilation brought on by the latest game. Though unlike those two, he tends to do so in a [[DeadpanSnarker deadpan]] [[BreadEggsMilkSquick tone of voice]].

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** He and Phelous were once attacked by an evil toaster. (Well, they did ask [[TemptingFate what other common household objects could turn against you]]...) Naturally they pretended to be frightened before starting to [[LetsMockTheMonsters laugh]].
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* Like Spoony and Critic mentioned above, Yahtzee of ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' constantly employs this trope as part of his general AccentuateTheNegative tactics, often explaining in detail the excessive and disgusting bout of self-mutilation brought on by the latest game. Though unlike those two, he tends to do so in a [[DeadpanSnarker deadpan]] {{deadpan|Snarker}} [[BreadEggsMilkSquick tone of voice]].



** The 2015 Halloween cartoon "The House that Gave Sucky Tricks" is loaded with this. Homestar's haunted house has attractions like a hankerchief made to look like a ghost, a tennis racket decorated to look like a monster, a pile of "scary shoes" (not to be confused with the "spooky shoes"), and an incomplete jigsaw puzzle (which seems to actually scare the Cheat). Meanwhile, Strong Bad imagines up "St. Cadaverstump's Totally Not Just an Old Furniture Warehouse Morgue-tuary", with such attractions as the Horrible Painting of Somebody's Dad, a room that smells like "Strong Mad oyster-smoothie-breath-caked-armpit-latte", a crappy two-star bed-and-breakfast, and "the new face of terror, Large Bean!"

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** The 2015 Halloween cartoon "The House that Gave Sucky Tricks" is loaded with this. Homestar's haunted house has attractions like a hankerchief handkerchief made to look like a ghost, a tennis racket decorated to look like a monster, a pile of "scary shoes" (not to be confused with the "spooky shoes"), and an incomplete jigsaw puzzle (which seems to actually scare the Cheat). Meanwhile, Strong Bad imagines up "St. Cadaverstump's Totally Not Just an Old Furniture Warehouse Morgue-tuary", with such attractions as the Horrible Painting of Somebody's Dad, a room that smells like "Strong Mad oyster-smoothie-breath-caked-armpit-latte", a crappy two-star bed-and-breakfast, and "the new face of terror, Large Bean!"



* Wormy, the caterpillar turned butterfly in ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', is played like this, although the closeup shots of Wormy's face were of a horsefly, not a butterfly, to try to make it look more menacing. Happens again as [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick were chased by a grasshopper with scuba gear.

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* Wormy, the caterpillar turned butterfly in ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', is played like this, although the closeup shots of Wormy's face were of a horsefly, not a butterfly, to try to make it look more menacing. Happens again as [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick were chased by a grasshopper with scuba gear.



** "EDUCATIONAL TELEVISON? [[BigNo OH NO!!!]]"

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** "EDUCATIONAL TELEVISON? TELEVISION? [[BigNo OH NO!!!]]"



*** Or if you were stupid enough to say "CandleJack" and then he kidnapped y[[spoiler:ou're not very nice. I'm quite scary. Also, I'm going to need some more rope.]]

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*** Or if you were stupid enough to say "CandleJack" "JustForFun/CandleJack" and then he kidnapped y[[spoiler:ou're not very nice. I'm quite scary. Also, I'm going to need some more rope.]]



** In the Garfield cartoon "Monday Misery", Garfield freaks out when he learns that [[HatingOnMonday it is Monday, his least favorite day of the week]], and does all he can to escape from its wrath -- including moving to Samoa, only to learn that the time is actually ''behind'' rather than ahead''. [[EpicFail Oops]]. The opening begins with a mock horror movie trailer, complete with PsychoStrings:

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** In the Garfield cartoon "Monday Misery", Garfield freaks out when he learns that [[HatingOnMonday it is Monday, his least favorite day of the week]], and does all he can to escape from its wrath -- including moving to Samoa, only to learn that the time is actually ''behind'' rather than ahead''. [[EpicFail Oops]]. Oops.]] The opening begins with a mock horror movie trailer, complete with PsychoStrings:



* In an episode of ''MikeLuAndOg'', Mike has a flashback to her life in Manhattan where she reveals that she's always hated going shoe shopping, describing it like a claustrophobic nightmare.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' dedicates an entire episode to this in "I Should Have Never Gone Ziplining", which takes it UpToEleven. Not only is the boredom of ziplining (and other camping activities) enough to [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment torture and traumatize]], it can even [[spoiler:kill you. [[TheyKilledKenny Or at least Kenny.]]]]

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* In an episode of ''MikeLuAndOg'', ''WesternAnimation/MikeLuAndOg'', Mike has a flashback to her life in Manhattan where she reveals that she's always hated going shoe shopping, describing it like a claustrophobic nightmare.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' dedicates an entire episode to this in "I Should Have Never Gone Ziplining", which takes it UpToEleven. Not only is the boredom of ziplining (and other camping activities) enough to [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment torture and traumatize]], it can even [[spoiler:kill you. [[TheyKilledKenny [[TheyKilledKennyAgain Or at least Kenny.]]]]Kenny]]]].
10th Dec '15 12:11:03 PM FF32
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* A ''Series/KidsInTheHall'' sketch has some office workers becoming sick over innocent things like someone licking a stamp, or the name Mel. Interestingly, the idea of eating cow brains or licking the belly of a bloated dead rat does not bother them.

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* A ''Series/KidsInTheHall'' ''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'' sketch has some office workers becoming sick over innocent things like someone licking a stamp, or the name Mel. Interestingly, the idea of eating cow brains or licking the belly of a bloated dead rat does not bother them.
3rd Dec '15 12:29:08 PM MHarrington
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** In the Garfield cartoon "Monday Misery", Garfield freaks out when he learns that [[HatingOnMonday it is Monday, his least favorite day of the week]], and does all he can to escape from its wrath -- including moving to Samoa, only to learn that the time is actually ''behind'' rather than ahead''. [[EpicFail Oops]]. The opening begins with a mock horror movie trailer, complete with PsychoStrings:
--->'''Announcer:''' From the people that brought you the terror of Wednesday and the horror of Friday...\\
'''Housewife:''' The kids'll be home all weekend! AAAAAGH!\\
'''Announcer:''' ...comes the day invented just to make the rest of the week seem good... MONDAY!
1st Dec '15 4:02:11 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Garfield}}'' brings us couple of examples:

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* ''{{Garfield}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' brings us couple of examples:



* The ''GarfieldAndFriends'' episode "Uncle Roy To The Rescue" opens with Wade doing a WildTake, fleeing away, and hiding in a trashcan because he got a free sample of soap in the mail. Roy has a similar overreaction when he finds out his niece Chloe is coming for a visit.

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* The ''GarfieldAndFriends'' ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' episode "Uncle Roy To The Rescue" opens with Wade doing a WildTake, fleeing away, and hiding in a trashcan because he got a free sample of soap in the mail. Roy has a similar overreaction when he finds out his niece Chloe is coming for a visit.
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