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3rd Jul '16 3:38:14 AM Morgenthaler
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** "We hates it... ''hates'' it... ''FOREVER!''"
*** "Is it... scrumptious? Will it taste... delicious?" ...It wiiiiill.
5th Jun '16 10:20:01 AM kookybloo
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** They become {{Nightmare Retardant}} when you make them sing songs or lip-sync to the radio.
9th Mar '16 5:07:20 PM KimiFW
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* Every single human character in ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers''.
24th Nov '15 12:09:17 AM NemoSpecific
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* DarhWiki/CandleCove. Good heavens, DarthWiki/CandleCove.

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* DarhWiki/CandleCove.DarthWiki/CandleCove. Good heavens, DarthWiki/CandleCove.
10th Oct '15 12:46:40 PM MagnusForce
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* ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'' has King Gator, the grotesquely [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment animated]] crocodile who has horrified children for years with his sexually ambiguous nature and innuendo (specifically, the song "[[BigLippedAlligatorMoment Let's Make Music Together]]").
** It's more likely that the kids were scared by the fact that there actually IS an alligator living in the sewers. It contributed nicely to the general creepiness of the whole world.



* Most anything in Creator/JohnKricfalusi's oeuvre.

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* Many of Creator/{{Klasky Csupo}}'s can be this for a good number of viewers. ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'', ''WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Duckman}}'', and early episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' are good examples.
* Some viewers may feel this way about the character designs of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' due to Danny Antonucci's odd artstyle, something that he demonstrates well in hos other cartoon: the infamous ''WesternAnimation/TheBrothersGrunt''.
* Many of the characters in ''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}}'' have very odd designs that sometimes verge on UglyCute.
* Creator of ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' and ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel'', David Feiss' is recognizable by the rather gross-looking designs of his human characters. His animal designs also carry some of this.
* Later episodes of ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' had this due to its abysmally low budget resulting in extremely poor animation.
29th Sep '15 9:36:11 AM SayaAensland
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* British ad from 1986 for Mr Soft mints. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lL6hkpJveM&feature=related]]. Now we know where Liam Gallagher from Oasis got his distinctive walk from.
* The toenail fungus monsters in those [[http://www.familyfootcare.biz/ffc_graphics/photo-product_lamisil.jpg Lamisil ads]]! You know, the ones that [[{{Squick}} zealously peeled up people's toenails and dove headlong into the nail beds]]?

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* British ad from 1986 for Mr Soft mints. [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lL6hkpJveM&feature=related]].com/watch?v=WaTRCHbG_IA]]. Now we know where Liam Gallagher from Oasis got his distinctive walk from.
* The toenail fungus monsters in those [[http://www.familyfootcare.biz/ffc_graphics/photo-product_lamisil.jpg [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h1O7-r7Wrw Lamisil ads]]! You know, the ones that [[{{Squick}} zealously peeled up people's toenails and dove headlong into the nail beds]]?
29th Jul '15 6:29:25 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': Titans are a seriously freaky-looking bunch.
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28th May '15 10:05:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* Some of Creator/HieronymusBosch's paintings might be considered this, such as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christ_Carrying_the_Cross_(Bosch,_1515%E2%80%9316) his painting of Christ Carrying The Cross]].
* Creator/PieterBruegelTheElder: Though not as grotesque as Bosch he portrayed peasants as quite crude, not always good looking people. The main difference is that his portrayals are still realistically believable and not fantasies. Thus you actually get to see these people as ''real'' peasants as they existed back then and not some romanticized vision.

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* Some of Creator/HieronymusBosch's paintings might be considered this, such as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christ_Carrying_the_Cross_(Bosch,_1515%E2%80%9316) his painting of Christ Carrying The Cross]].
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* Creator/PieterBruegelTheElder: Though not as grotesque as Bosch he portrayed peasants as quite crude, not always good looking people. The main difference is that his portrayals are still realistically believable and not fantasies. Thus you actually get to see these people as ''real'' peasants as they existed back then and not some romanticized vision.



* Creator/DianeArbus: A photographer renowned for her pictures of eccentric or otherwise bizarre looking people.
* The 18th century cartoons by James Gillray and Thomas Rowlandson all portray people as grotesquely ugly, with large heads.

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* Creator/DianeArbus: A photographer renowned for her pictures of eccentric or otherwise bizarre looking people.
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* The 18th century cartoons by James Gillray and Thomas Rowlandson all portray people as grotesquely ugly, with large heads.

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** Similarly Tom Bunk and Bill Wray (''Monroe'')'s work is also a collection of ugly people.

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** Similarly Tom Bunk and Bill Wray (''Monroe'')'s work is also a collection of ugly people.




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* Creator/FedericoFellini's later films are mostly this. He would cast people with grotesque faces, deformities, handicaps or unique bodies. His fascination probably stemmed from the fact that he used to be a caricaturist. His SpiritualSuccessor Creator/DavidLynch also thrives on this trope.

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* Creator/FedericoFellini's later films are mostly this. He would cast people with grotesque faces, deformities, handicaps or unique bodies. His fascination probably stemmed from the fact that he used to be a caricaturist. His SpiritualSuccessor Creator/DavidLynch also thrives on this trope.




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** [[http://www.laurenharman.com/alice/illust/kallay.htm These examples]] of ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' illustrations by Dusan Kallay fail to show the childhood-devastating terror that were those disturbing pieces of art, best described as "Creator/SalvadorDali meets Creator/HieronymusBosch".

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** [[http://www.laurenharman.com/alice/illust/kallay.htm These examples]] of ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' illustrations by Dusan Kallay fail to show the childhood-devastating terror that were those disturbing pieces of art, best described as "Creator/SalvadorDali meets Creator/HieronymusBosch".



* Gennady Spirin's illustrated edition of ''The Tale of Gentle Jack and Lord Bumblebee''. Spirin's paintings take what the text would seem to indicate is a fairly bland fairy tale involving magical beings who shift between somewhat insect-like humans and somewhat human-like insects from one moment to another, and plunge it straight into an industrial-sized tank with human faces leering in place of compound eyes and mandibles, monstrous bee-knights impaling their enemies on the lance-like stingers springing out of their faces and dying as the ants drag their dismembered bodies down into the eternal darkness under the earth to be fed to the larva...

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* Gennady Spirin's illustrated edition of ''The Tale of Gentle Jack and Lord Bumblebee''. Spirin's paintings take what the text would seem to indicate is a fairly bland fairy tale involving magical beings who shift between somewhat insect-like humans and somewhat human-like insects from one moment to another, and plunge it straight into an industrial-sized tank with human faces leering in place of compound eyes and mandibles, monstrous bee-knights impaling their enemies on the lance-like stingers springing out of their faces and dying as the ants drag their dismembered bodies down into the eternal darkness under the earth to be fed to the larva...




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** Pictured above are the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTc3PsW5ghQ Martians]] ([[FanNickname aka Yip-Yip Aliens]]). They have creeped out quite some toddlers over the decades, because their mouths move in a weird fashion, they are accompanied by weird music, appear out of nowwhere and just say "yip yip" all the time while staring at otherwise normal objects.

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** Pictured above are the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTc3PsW5ghQ Martians]] ([[FanNickname aka Yip-Yip Aliens]]). They have creeped out quite some toddlers over the decades, because their mouths move in a weird fashion, they are accompanied by weird music, appear out of nowwhere and just say "yip yip" all the time while staring at otherwise normal objects.



** Ken Shabby, the filthy man played by Creator/MichaelPalin, is also grotesquely ugly, insane and lewd.
* ''Series/SpittingImage'': This satirical puppets series made caricatures of celebrities into puppets. Many of them look absolutely grotesque to downright ugly. Just look at the image we put on the [[NightmareFuel/SpittingImage nightmare fuel page]].
* Australian children in the early 90s were treated to the program ''Mulligrubs'', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WW1-N9Q5KA as seen here]]. The main character/presenter was a garishly made-up, disembodied human face on a gray background, which spoke directly to the viewer in BabyTalk despite obviously being an adult woman's voice [[UncannyValley creepily distorted]] by AutoTune.

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** Ken Shabby, the filthy man played by Creator/MichaelPalin, is also grotesquely ugly, insane and lewd.
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* ''Series/SpittingImage'': This satirical puppets series made caricatures of celebrities into puppets. Many of them look absolutely grotesque to downright ugly. Just look at the image we put on the [[NightmareFuel/SpittingImage nightmare fuel page]].
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* Australian children in the early 90s were treated to the program ''Mulligrubs'', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WW1-N9Q5KA as seen here]]. The main character/presenter was a garishly made-up, disembodied human face on a gray background, which spoke directly to the viewer in BabyTalk despite obviously being an adult woman's voice [[UncannyValley creepily distorted]] by AutoTune.

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* Many videos by Music/MarilynManson.

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* Nutcrackers are not festive symbols of holiday cheer. They are terrible, grimacing figures of rage with toothy, lipless mouths that open into their chests. That they are generally dressed in military garb and carry weapons does not help. And since they're made to, you know, crack nuts, it's easy for a child's mind to seize onto the idea of them crushing other things, such as the bones in one's fingers. Overexposure may numb the terror, but won't remove the underlying wrongness of the malevolent, garish things. How something so ghastly became a symbol of yuletide festivities is absolutely baffling.

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* Nutcrackers are not festive symbols of holiday cheer. They are terrible, grimacing figures of rage with toothy, lipless mouths that open into their chests. That they are generally dressed in military garb and carry weapons does not help. And since they're made to, you know, crack nuts, it's easy for a child's mind to seize onto the idea of them crushing other things, such as the bones in one's fingers. Overexposure may numb the terror, but won't remove the underlying wrongness of the malevolent, garish things. How something so ghastly became a symbol of yuletide festivities is absolutely baffling.



* Boglins are incredibly gross looking.

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* Boglins are incredibly gross looking.




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* Rankin and Bass' animated version of ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit'' is a notorious case of going for characters that are so ugly they're cute and... [[UncannyValley failing. Badly]].

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* Rankin and Bass' animated version of ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit'' is a notorious case of going for characters that are so ugly they're cute and... [[UncannyValley failing. Badly]].



*** Most of the hobbits (with the exceptions of Frodo, Bilbo, Merry, and Pippin) especially Samwise from Creator/RalphBakshi's ''WesternAnimation/TheLordOfTheRings'' are hideously deformed creatures with bulging eyeballs and jagged teeth.

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*** Most of the hobbits (with the exceptions of Frodo, Bilbo, Merry, and Pippin) especially Samwise from Creator/RalphBakshi's ''WesternAnimation/TheLordOfTheRings'' are hideously deformed creatures with bulging eyeballs and jagged teeth.



* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': Plays with this trope whenever scenarios take place with handicapped or mentally challenged people. Though it also subverts this by making people like Timmy and Jimmy recurring characters so that we, as viewers, get used to their bizarre looks.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': Plays with this trope whenever scenarios take place with handicapped or mentally challenged people. Though it also subverts this by making people like Timmy and Jimmy recurring characters so that we, as viewers, get used to their bizarre looks.




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* A real-life equivalent were the ComeToGawk sideshows, carnivals, and fairs in the 19th and early 20th century where people could come and watch people with special handicaps, illnesses, birth defects or just from some exotic culture.

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28th Mar '15 1:25:35 AM Patachou
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* Creator/PieterBruegelTheElder: Though not as grotesque as Bosch he portrayed peasants as quite crude, not always good looking people. The main difference is that his portrayals are still realistically believable and not fantasies. Thus you actually get to see these people as ''real'' peasants as they existed back then and not some romanticized vision.



* The 18th century cartoons by James Gillray and Thomas Rowlandson.

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* The 18th century cartoons by James Gillray and Thomas Rowlandson.
Rowlandson all portray people as grotesquely ugly, with large heads.



* Jim Henson's ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''. Goblins in a childhood bedroom plus kidnapping plus David Bowie's aggressively bubbling sexuality are bad enough, but then there's those horrible red Fiery puppets who juggled and swapped their body parts and sent their grinning, disembodied heads to chase our fleeing heroine while chanting "We just want to take off your head! Let us have your head!" Horrid.

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* Jim Henson's Creator/JimHenson's ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''. Goblins in a childhood bedroom plus kidnapping plus David Bowie's aggressively bubbling sexuality are bad enough, but then there's those horrible red Fiery puppets who juggled and swapped their body parts and sent their grinning, disembodied heads to chase our fleeing heroine while chanting "We just want to take off your head! Let us have your head!" Horrid.



* Literature/AliceInWonderland: Half of the people Alice meets in the original book, illustrated by John Tenniel are grotesque. Especially the Duchess and her servant.

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* Literature/AliceInWonderland: Half of the people Alice meets in the original book, illustrated by John Tenniel are grotesque. Especially the Queen, the Duchess and her servant.



* Tim Burton's ''The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories'' has a whole array of weird characters who are kids with strange abilities or deformities, such as Stain Boy (whose only superpower is to leave a nasty stain), the girl who turned into a bed, the pincushion queen and Jimmy the hideous penguin boy. (It's telling that Burton showed Danny [=DeVito=] his illustration of Jimmy to give the actor an idea of how they would be approaching the character of The Penguin in ''Batman Returns''.)

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* Tim Burton's Creator/TimBurton's ''The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories'' has a whole array of weird characters who are kids with strange abilities or deformities, such as Stain Boy (whose only superpower is to leave a nasty stain), the girl who turned into a bed, the pincushion queen and Jimmy the hideous penguin boy. (It's telling that Burton showed Danny [=DeVito=] his illustration of Jimmy to give the actor an idea of how they would be approaching the character of The Penguin in ''Batman Returns''.)



* {{Henrik Drescher}}'s children's book {{Simons Book}} has the young boy Simon being accompanied by two pens and an ink bottle that suddenly comes to life. Not to mention the large menacing monster that chases them throughout the book.

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* {{Henrik Creator/{{Henrik Drescher}}'s children's book {{Simons Book}} has the young boy Simon being accompanied by two pens and an ink bottle that suddenly comes to life. Not to mention the large menacing monster that chases them throughout the book.



** Pictured above are the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTc3PsW5ghQ Martians]] ([[FanNickname aka Yip-Yip Aliens]]).

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** Pictured above are the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTc3PsW5ghQ Martians]] ([[FanNickname aka Yip-Yip Aliens]]). They have creeped out quite some toddlers over the decades, because their mouths move in a weird fashion, they are accompanied by weird music, appear out of nowwhere and just say "yip yip" all the time while staring at otherwise normal objects.



* Most of the characters on ''TheLeagueOfGentlemen'' are played by the same three actors, so they need to use various prosthetics to differentiate between roles. Some of them (Tubbs and Edward, in particular) are quite hideous.

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* Most of the characters on ''TheLeagueOfGentlemen'' ''Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen'' are played by the same three actors, so they need to use various prosthetics to differentiate between roles. Some of them (Tubbs and Edward, in particular) are quite hideous.



* Series/SpittingImage: This satirical puppets series made caricatures of celebrities into puppets. Many of them look absolutely grotesque to downright ugly.

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* Series/SpittingImage: Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus:
** Creator/TerryGilliam's cut-and-paste animation is full of weird collages of old photographs and paintings, with body parts moving in odd ways and sometimes even falling off.
** The sketch "The Visitors" has some of the rudest, unlikeable and weirdest ugly people paying an unwanted visit to UsefulNotes/GrahamChapman and his wife.
** Ken Shabby, the filthy man played by Creator/MichaelPalin, is also grotesquely ugly, insane and lewd.
* ''Series/SpittingImage'':
This satirical puppets series made caricatures of celebrities into puppets. Many of them look absolutely grotesque to downright ugly. Just look at the image we put on the [[NightmareFuel/SpittingImage nightmare fuel page]].



* Basement Jaxx's "Where's Your Head At" is an upbeat-sounding dance song, but the video has monkeys [[UncannyValley with human faces]] who, after playing guitars a bit, chase a man through a science lab, tearing through safety nets, before the man is captured in a {{Mad Scientist}}'s experiment, where people have their heads switched with animals.

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* Basement Jaxx's Music/BasementJaxx's "Where's Your Head At" is an upbeat-sounding dance song, but the video has monkeys [[UncannyValley with human faces]] who, after playing guitars a bit, chase a man through a science lab, tearing through safety nets, before the man is captured in a {{Mad Scientist}}'s experiment, where people have their heads switched with animals.



* The Anthrosauri in ''{{Poharex}}''.
* Everything ever in ''SaladFingers''. EVERYTHING.

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* The Anthrosauri in ''{{Poharex}}''.
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* Everything ever in ''SaladFingers''.''WebVideo/SaladFingers''. EVERYTHING.



*** Most of the hobbits (with the exceptions of Frodo, Bilbo, Merry, and Pippin) especially Samwise from Ralph Bakshi's ''WesternAnimation/TheLordOfTheRings'' are hideously deformed creatures with bulging eyeballs and jagged teeth.

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*** Most of the hobbits (with the exceptions of Frodo, Bilbo, Merry, and Pippin) especially Samwise from Ralph Bakshi's Creator/RalphBakshi's ''WesternAnimation/TheLordOfTheRings'' are hideously deformed creatures with bulging eyeballs and jagged teeth.
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* {{Filmation}} is almost as bad at this. See ''WesternAnimation/PinocchioAndTheEmperorOfTheNight.''

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* {{Filmation}} {{Creator/Filmation}} is almost as bad at this. See ''WesternAnimation/PinocchioAndTheEmperorOfTheNight.''
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