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3rd Dec '17 11:05:35 PM Dravencour
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--->'''Nathan''': When I was growing up in Ireland, if the priests weren't fiddling with ya', you were one of the ugly kids.

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--->'''Nathan''': When I was growing up in Ireland, if [[PedophilePriest the priests weren't fiddling with ya', ya]], you were one of the ugly kids.
2nd Dec '17 12:24:26 AM jamespolk
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* Arguably, ''Literature/GreatExpectations''. Pip is treated horribly by the sister who "brought him up by hand" and her series of friends, all of whom treat him as a burden and give him a terrible time, ''especially'' on Christmas. The narration treats the whole scenario very comically, probably because ''Pip's'' the one narrating the story and hindsight has given him a sense of humor.

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* Arguably, ''Literature/GreatExpectations''. Pip is treated horribly by the sister who "brought him up by hand" and her series of friends, all of whom treat him as a burden and give him a terrible time, ''especially'' on Christmas. The narration treats the whole scenario very comically, probably because ''Pip's'' the one narrating the story and hindsight has given him a sense of humor.
2nd Nov '17 11:51:57 PM DesiredUsernameTaken
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Quack Quack the duck. When he was still in an egg, his parents were killed by a hunter. He was subsequently found by scientists and taken to a laboratory where they did weird experiments on him. Then, he moved to Smileyland, where the show takes place. His life there, which is the events of the show, is not much better as his friends just exploit the superpowers he got from the experiments, and AxCrazy psychopath Mr. Cat repeatedly kills him, taking advantage of his NighInvulnerability.
28th Oct '17 1:36:57 PM nombretomado
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* Stewart Stardust's relationship with his father was used as a RunningGag in the Danish Christmas show ''[[ChristmasOnVesterbro Jul på Vesterbro]]''. OncePerEpisode he would wax nostalgically about something his "papa" used to say, followed by a black-and-white flashback to the father sprouting some words of wisdom, [[CrossesTheLineTwice before trashing him with various blunt instruments]]. Watch a collection of the clips with subtitles [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yqbOFuOiqE here]].

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* Stewart Stardust's relationship with his father was used as a RunningGag in the Danish Christmas show ''[[ChristmasOnVesterbro Jul på Vesterbro]]''.''Series/JulPaaVesterbro''. OncePerEpisode he would wax nostalgically about something his "papa" used to say, followed by a black-and-white flashback to the father sprouting some words of wisdom, [[CrossesTheLineTwice before trashing him with various blunt instruments]]. Watch a collection of the clips with subtitles [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yqbOFuOiqE here]].
28th Sep '17 6:40:16 PM BoyNinja
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->''"It all began on the day of my actual birth. Both of my parents failed to show up. And on my fifth birthday, I had to throw myself my own surprise party."''

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->''"It all began on the day of my actual birth. [[BeyondTheImpossible Both of my parents parents]] [[EpicFail failed to show up. up]]. And on my fifth birthday, [[FriendlessBackground I had to throw myself my own surprise party.party]]."''
25th Sep '17 6:06:24 PM nombretomado
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** And there's, of course, Marik's father, Hank Ishtar, who did thing like beat up Odion for killing the snake that attacked Marik (it was his pet cobra, Cornelious) or making Marik a tombkeeper with the peinful ritual of carving symbols in his back with a red-hot knife... and then forcing him to watch ''BeverlyHillsChihuahua''. (Marik is more horrified by the second part). He also bought a Playstation and an Xbox for his kids, but he not only forbids them from going outside to buy games, he also keeps pouring beer on them.

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** And there's, of course, Marik's father, Hank Ishtar, who did thing like beat up Odion for killing the snake that attacked Marik (it was his pet cobra, Cornelious) or making Marik a tombkeeper with the peinful ritual of carving symbols in his back with a red-hot knife... and then forcing him to watch ''BeverlyHillsChihuahua''.''Film/BeverlyHillsChihuahua''. (Marik is more horrified by the second part). He also bought a Playstation and an Xbox for his kids, but he not only forbids them from going outside to buy games, he also keeps pouring beer on them.
19th Sep '17 1:59:15 PM Vorhias
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** And while watching old baby tapes on TV...
--->'''George Costanza''': Oh, god, don't look. This is the part where they change me.\\
'''Jerry Seinfeld''': ...You're ''twelve.''
14th Sep '17 5:23:42 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' frequently does this with the titular character's childhood, using it to show how he got to be so bitter and depressed. The only humor derived from it is [[CrossesTheLineTwice being so horribly over the top]] that it turns [[BlackComedy comically dark]]. For example, in season 2 when a flashback shows him stealing and smoking a cigarette when he's only about 10:
-->'''Beatrice''': Don't you dare put that out! That is a perfectly good cigarette and you are going to finish it.\\
'''[=BoJack=]''': But I don't wanna!\\
'''Beatrice''': And I don't want to be the mother of a quitter. Finish it.\\
[[=BoJack=] relights it, coughing and crying]\\
'''Beatrice''': Jesus Christ, you can't even smoke a cigarette right? Don't you dare cry, don't you ''ever'' cry. ''You'' wanted this.\\
'''[=BoJack=]''': Are you punishing me for smoking or for stealing?\\
'''Beatrice''': I'm punishing you for being alive.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' frequently does this with the titular character's childhood, using it to show how he got to be so bitter and depressed. The only humor derived from it is [[CrossesTheLineTwice being so horribly over the top]] that it turns [[BlackComedy comically dark]]. For example, in season 2 when a flashback shows him stealing and smoking a cigarette when he's only about 10:
-->'''Beatrice''':
10 and getting caught in the act by his mother:
-->'''Beatrice:'''
Don't you dare put that out! That is a perfectly good cigarette and you are going to finish it.\\
'''[=BoJack=]''': '''[=BoJack=]:''' But I don't wanna!\\
'''Beatrice''': '''Beatrice:''' And I don't want to be the mother of a quitter. Finish it.\\
[[=BoJack=] ''[[=BoJack=] relights it, coughing and crying]\\
'''Beatrice''':
crying]''\\
'''Beatrice:'''
Jesus Christ, you can't even smoke a cigarette right? right?! Don't you dare cry, don't you ''ever'' cry. cry! ''You'' wanted this.\\
'''[=BoJack=]''':
this!\\
'''[=BoJack=]:'''
Are you punishing me for smoking or for stealing?\\
'''Beatrice''': '''Beatrice:''' I'm punishing you for being alive.''alive''.
11th Sep '17 3:51:16 PM Monolaf317
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* ''Creator/SamAndMickey'': This trope applies to Barbie's "little sisters", and Barbie herself.
-->'''Barbie:''' ''Mom'', [[HypocriticalHumor you can't just throw a baby!]]
-->'''Margaret:''' Yes, you can! I used to throw you all the time, and you turned out fine-OnSecondThought, perhaps you're right.
27th Aug '17 10:06:16 AM Pichu-kun
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* Music/EvelynEvelyn has such an over-the-top dark backstory that it CrossesTheLineTwice into BlackComedy. They're ConjoinedTwins whose mother [[DeathByChildbirth died giving birth to them]]. Their heavily religious doctor tried to separate them in cold-blood with a chainsaw, but a sheriff saw him before he could do anything and shot him. Their father was killed when the chainsaw flew out of the doctor's arms and hit him in the neck. When the sheriff was driving the girls someplace, a truck full of chickens struck him. The owner of the truck stole the twins, while he leaves the sheriff and his chickens to die. Evelyn Evelyn (who weren't even named at the time) were kept in a cage and fed chicken-food for the first six years of their lives. The man ended up dying and the girls escaped after several days of living around dying, dehydrated chickens. They end up kidnapped by a man and are forced into a child sex ring. Evelyn Evelyn were finally named, "Eva" and "Lynn", though no one could remember which was which so [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname they were renamed "Evelyn Evelyn"]]. Once Evelyn Evelyn hit thirteen they're sent off to work at freak show, where they were regularly overworked and abused. Their {{Only Friend}}s, a set of conjoined elephants named Bimba and Kimba, end up developing early-onset Alzheimer's and die of malnutrition. Two radical religious protest groups, one that believes all siamese-twins should be separated while the other thinks twins should stay conjoined because they'll play a role in the second coming of Christ, end up developing an interest in them and threaten to harm and kidap them respectively. Fearing their safety, they run away at age seventeen. Their adult life's are not exactly perfect but they're far better than their childhood was.

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* Music/EvelynEvelyn has such an over-the-top dark backstory that it CrossesTheLineTwice into BlackComedy. They're ConjoinedTwins whose mother [[DeathByChildbirth died giving birth to them]]. Their heavily religious doctor tried to separate them in cold-blood with a chainsaw, but a sheriff saw him before he could do anything and shot him. Their father was killed when the chainsaw flew out of the doctor's arms and hit him in the neck. When the sheriff was driving the girls someplace, a truck full of chickens struck him. The owner of the truck stole the twins, while he leaves the sheriff and his chickens to die. Evelyn Evelyn (who weren't even named at the time) were kept in a cage and fed chicken-food for the first six years of their lives. The man ended up dying and the girls escaped after several days of living around dying, dehydrated chickens. They end up kidnapped by a man and are forced into a child sex ring. Evelyn Evelyn were finally named, "Eva" and "Lynn", though no one could remember which was which so [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname they were renamed "Evelyn Evelyn"]]. Once Evelyn Evelyn hit thirteen they're sent off to work at freak show, where they were regularly overworked and abused. Their {{Only Friend}}s, a set of conjoined elephants named Bimba and Kimba, end up developing early-onset Alzheimer's and die of malnutrition. Two radical religious protest groups, one that believes all siamese-twins should be separated while the other thinks twins should stay conjoined because they'll play a role in the second coming of Christ, end up developing an interest in them and threaten to harm and kidap kidnap them respectively. Fearing their safety, they run away at age seventeen. Their adult life's are not exactly perfect but they're far better than their childhood was.
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