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6th Mar '17 12:39:15 AM AthenaBlue
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E7AmysChoice "Amy's Choice"]], the Doctor is at one point asked by an old woman to try on a sweater she's knitting for her grandson. Said sweater makes [[IncrediblyTackyClothes the Sixth Doctor's coat]] look like the epitome of good taste.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E7AmysChoice "Amy's Choice"]], the Doctor is at one point asked by an old woman to try on a sweater she's knitting for her grandson. Said sweater makes [[IncrediblyTackyClothes [[ImpossiblyTackyClothes the Sixth Doctor's coat]] look like the epitome of good taste.
6th Mar '17 12:38:48 AM AthenaBlue
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* ''Series/XPlay'', when Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb were wearing sweaters like this, Adam said the antler hat didn't emasculate him. Morgan agreed because "It's the ''sweater'' that makes you look gay".
* In an episode of ''Series/PushingDaisies'', Emerson Cod complains to the Coroner about the Christmas sweater the Coroner is wearing and how a Christmas sweater is a stupid gift to get for Christmas, since you can only wear it ''on'' Christmas.
* ''Series/ICarly''- the [[HollywoodNerd sweater vest]] that Freddie's mom [[MyBelovedSmother picked out for his first date]].
* One early ''Series/HannahMontana'' episode had Miley get a sweater with what looked like a stuffed cat in the front and back... AND it meows! In the same episode, Oliver mentions that he got the puppy version for Christmas. It barks [[EarWorm Jingle Bells]]. They duet at the end of the episode (the sweaters, that is.)

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* ''Series/XPlay'', when Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb were wearing Repeatedly subverted in ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'': Morticia knits sweaters like this, Adam said the antler hat didn't emasculate him. Morgan agreed because "It's the ''sweater'' that look horribly malformed, but will in fact fit one cousin or another perfectly.
* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Leonard has a red, itchy sweater from his aunt. Sheldon
makes you him wear it with nothing underneath as part of an InAnotherMansShoes scheme (he wants to show Leonard how not having closure is like an itch in his brain), and it gives him a terrible rash (causing Penny to ask "Is it made of bees?).
* Creator/BillCosby of ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' wears these all the time, coining the phrase "Cosby sweater".
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E7AmysChoice "Amy's Choice"]], the Doctor is at one point asked by an old woman to try on a sweater she's knitting for her grandson. Said sweater makes [[IncrediblyTackyClothes the Sixth Doctor's coat]]
look gay".
* In an episode of ''Series/PushingDaisies'', Emerson Cod complains to
like the Coroner about the epitome of good taste.
* UK TV presenter Noel Edmonds is known for wearing these, especially on ''[[ChristmasSpecial Noel's
Christmas sweater Presents]]''. And when he presented ''[[SaturdayMorningKidsShow Multi-Coloured Swap-Shop]]'', he wore a jumper that fitted the Coroner is wearing title.
* Harold
and how a Christmas sweater is a stupid gift to get for Christmas, since you can only Hilda of ''Series/EverDecreasingCircles'' wear it ''on'' Christmas.
* ''Series/ICarly''- the [[HollywoodNerd sweater vest]] that Freddie's mom [[MyBelovedSmother picked out for his first date]].
* One early ''Series/HannahMontana'' episode had Miley get a sweater with what looked like a stuffed cat
''matching'' homemade sweaters in every episode. It never turns up in the front and back... AND it meows! In the same episode, Oliver mentions script, but it's heavily implied that he got the puppy version for Christmas. It barks [[EarWorm Jingle Bells]]. They duet at the end of the episode (the sweaters, that is.)Hilda hand-knit these herself.



** Ironically, the hat has taken on a life of it's own, becoming a symbol for the fandom and a rather popular [[TheMerch merch]] item.

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** Ironically, the hat has taken on a life of it's its own, becoming a symbol for the fandom and a rather popular [[TheMerch merch]] item.item.
* In ''Series/{{Glee}}'', such sweaters were commonplace in Artie's wardrobe, as per his nerdy image. As the series progressed, though, they became less prevalent.
* One early ''Series/HannahMontana'' episode had Miley get a sweater with what looked like a stuffed cat in the front and back... AND it meows! In the same episode, Oliver mentions that he got the puppy version for Christmas. It barks [[EarWorm Jingle Bells]]. They duet at the end of the episode (the sweaters, that is.)
* ''Series/ICarly''- the [[HollywoodNerd sweater vest]] that Freddie's mom [[MyBelovedSmother picked out for his first date]].
* This comes up on ''Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver''[='s=] segment on the "Right to be forgotten" (i.e.,the right to remove embarrassing things about oneself from the Internet without invoking the StreisandEffect) when John suggests that everyone share their most embarrassing photos online all at once so to all be on the same page. His first example is a picture of himself as a child wearing a sweater with his own name on it, but [[SubvertedTrope he says that that picture doesn't really count, because he actually likes the picture]].
* On ''[[LongRunners The Late Late Show]]'' in Ireland, Christmas jumpers are SeriousBusiness. Current presenter Ryan Tubridy caused real controversy when it was hinted that he might not wear one for his first [[ChristmasEpisode Toy Show]]. The maroon jumper in which he eventually appeared was auctioned off for charity, for a price of 1,050. The next year he caused outrage ''again'' by suggesting on Twitter that he wouldn't wear one. The nation loves the jumpers; the man, it would seem, does not.
** Ireland and big woolly jumpers go together. Veteran crooner Val Doonican was renowned for them on his weekly variety TV show. And ''Series/FatherTed'' was like an anti-fashion show for horrible woollens. Father Maguire's lurid tank-tops were just the start of it. Aran sweaters of varying degrees of fit were the approved uniform for folkies such as Music/TheChieftains.
* ''[[Creator/JimmyFallon Late Night With Jimmy Fallon]]'' has an annual holiday tradition: "12 Days of Christmas Sweaters". Every night for 12 consecutive weeknights [[note]]Well, as consecutive as you can get with weekends getting in the way[[/note]] Jimmy gives away an ''incredibly'' tacky Christmas sweater to a randomly selected audience member as a form of a joke contest.
** As of 2014, Jimmy has brought this tradition with him over to ''The Tonight Show''.
* An episode of ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'' was about Beaver giving his mother a sweater that she ''really'' didn't like, but was too nice to tell him about it. And then he suggested that she should wear it to a parent/teacher meeting.



* One episode of ''Series/{{MASH}}'' had Hawkeye receive a sweater in a care package from his sister. The only major flaw in the sweater in question was that it was several sizes too large.
-->''"For the man who has everything. A sweater with a guest room."''



* On ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'', Maddie rigs the Secret Santa so that London draws her name, hoping for an expensive gift. However, London, after being told that homemade gifts are more thoughtful, knits Maddie a sweater... in the loosest sense of the word "sweater", since it has three arms and no neckhole.
* Creator/BillCosby of ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' wears these all the time, coining the phrase "Cosby sweater."
* The above was hilariously referenced in an episode of ''Series/WhiteCollar''; when Peter's in-laws are coming to visit, he wears the sweater his mother-in-law knit for him, prompting Diana to call him "Dr. Huxtable."



* On the ''Series/PawnStars'' ChristmasEpisode, the Old Man gives Corey one of these...then makes Corey wear it for the whole day.
* In an episode of ''Series/PushingDaisies'', Emerson Cod complains to the Coroner about the Christmas sweater the Coroner is wearing and how a Christmas sweater is a stupid gift to get for Christmas, since you can only wear it ''on'' Christmas.
* On the ''Series/{{QI}}'' K season Christmas episode the panelists wore ugly holiday sweaters.
* One of Series/{{Sherlock}}'s deductions hinged on the assumption that a man would only wear the uncomfortable, hideous Christmas sweater in an effort to please his mum, who presumably was the one who gave it to him.



* An episode of ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'' was about Beaver giving his mother a sweater that she ''really'' didn't like, but was too nice to tell him about it. And then he suggested that she should wear it to a parent/teacher meeting.
* Harold and Hilda of ''Series/EverDecreasingCircles'' wear ''matching'' homemade sweaters in every episode. It never turns up in the script, but it's heavily implied that Hilda hand-knit these herself.
* On ''[[LongRunners The Late Late Show]]'' in Ireland, Christmas jumpers are SeriousBusiness. Current presenter Ryan Tubridy caused real controversy when it was hinted that he might not wear one for his first [[ChristmasEpisode Toy Show]]. The maroon jumper in which he eventually appeared was auctioned off for charity, for a price of 1,050. The next year he caused outrage ''again'' by suggesting on Twitter that he wouldn't wear one. The nation loves the jumpers; the man, it would seem, does not.
** Ireland and big woolly jumpers go together. Veteran crooner Val Doonican was renowned for them on his weekly variety TV show. And ''Series/FatherTed'' was like an anti-fashion show for horrible woollens. Father Maguire's lurid tank-tops were just the start of it. Aran sweaters of varying degrees of fit were the approved uniform for folkies such as Music/TheChieftains.

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* An episode of ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'' was about Beaver giving his mother a sweater On ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'', Maddie rigs the Secret Santa so that she ''really'' didn't like, but was too nice to tell him about it. And then he suggested London draws her name, hoping for an expensive gift. However, London, after being told that she should wear it to a parent/teacher meeting.
* Harold and Hilda of ''Series/EverDecreasingCircles'' wear ''matching''
homemade sweaters in every episode. It never turns up gifts are more thoughtful, knits Maddie a sweater... in the script, but it's heavily implied that Hilda hand-knit these herself.
* On ''[[LongRunners The Late Late Show]]'' in Ireland, Christmas jumpers are SeriousBusiness. Current presenter Ryan Tubridy caused real controversy when it was hinted that he might not wear one for his first [[ChristmasEpisode Toy Show]]. The maroon jumper in which he eventually appeared was auctioned off for charity, for a price
loosest sense of 1,050. The next year he caused outrage ''again'' by suggesting on Twitter that he wouldn't wear one. The nation loves the jumpers; the man, word "sweater", since it would seem, does not.
** Ireland
has three arms and big woolly jumpers go together. Veteran crooner Val Doonican was renowned for them on his weekly variety TV show. And ''Series/FatherTed'' was like an anti-fashion show for horrible woollens. Father Maguire's lurid tank-tops were just the start of it. Aran sweaters of varying degrees of fit were the approved uniform for folkies such as Music/TheChieftains. no neckhole.



* UK TV presenter Noel Edmonds is known for wearing these, especially on ''[[ChristmasSpecial Noel's Christmas Presents]]''. And when he presented ''[[SaturdayMorningKidsShow Multi-Coloured Swap-Shop]]'', he wore a jumper that fitted the title.
* Repeatedly subverted in ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'': Morticia knits sweaters that look horribly malformed, but will in fact fit one cousin or another perfectly.
* One of Series/{{Sherlock}}'s deductions hinged on the assumption that a man would only wear the uncomfortable, hideous Christmas sweater in an effort to please his mum, who presumably was the one who gave it to him.
* ''[[Creator/JimmyFallon Late Night With Jimmy Fallon]]'' has an annual holiday tradition: "12 Days of Christmas Sweaters". Every night for 12 consecutive weeknights [[note]]Well, as consecutive as you can get with weekends getting in the way[[/note]] Jimmy gives away an ''incredibly'' tacky Christmas sweater to a randomly selected audience member as a form of a joke contest.
** As of 2014, Jimmy has brought this tradition with him over to ''The Tonight Show''.
* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Leonard has a red, itchy sweater from his aunt. Sheldon makes him wear it with nothing underneath as part of an InAnotherMansShoes scheme (he wants to show Leonard how not having closure is like an itch in his brain), and it gives him a terrible rash (causing Penny to ask "Is it made of bees?).
* On the ''Series/PawnStars'' ChristmasEpisode, the Old Man gives Corey one of these...then makes Corey wear it for the whole day.
* On the ''Series/{{Qi}}'' K season Christmas episode the panelists wore ugly holiday sweaters.
* One episode of ''Series/{{MASH}}'' had Hawkeye receive a sweater in a care package from his sister. The only major flaw in the sweater in question was that it was several sizes too large.
-->''"For the man who has everything. A sweater with a guest room."''
* In ''Series/{{Glee}}'', such sweaters were commonplace in Artie's wardrobe, as per his nerdy image. As the series progressed, though, they became less prevalent.
* This comes up on Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver 's segment on the "Right to be forgotten" (i.e.,the right to remove embarrassing things about oneself from the Internet without invoking the StreisandEffect) when John suggests that everyone share their most embarrassing photos online all at once so to all be on the same page. His first example is a picture of himself as a child wearing a sweater with his own name on it, but [[SubvertedTrope he says that that picture doesn't really count, because he actually likes the picture]].

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* UK TV presenter Noel Edmonds is known for wearing these, especially on ''[[ChristmasSpecial Noel's Christmas Presents]]''. And when he presented ''[[SaturdayMorningKidsShow Multi-Coloured Swap-Shop]]'', he wore a jumper that fitted the title.
* Repeatedly subverted in ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'': Morticia knits sweaters that look horribly malformed, but will in fact fit one cousin or another perfectly.
* One of Series/{{Sherlock}}'s deductions hinged on the assumption that a man would only wear the uncomfortable, hideous Christmas sweater
The above was hilariously referenced in an effort to please his mum, who presumably was the one who gave it to him.
* ''[[Creator/JimmyFallon Late Night With Jimmy Fallon]]'' has an annual holiday tradition: "12 Days of Christmas Sweaters". Every night for 12 consecutive weeknights [[note]]Well, as consecutive as you can get with weekends getting in the way[[/note]] Jimmy gives away an ''incredibly'' tacky Christmas sweater to a randomly selected audience member as a form of a joke contest.
** As of 2014, Jimmy has brought this tradition with him over to ''The Tonight Show''.
* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Leonard has a red, itchy sweater from his aunt. Sheldon makes him wear it with nothing underneath as part of an InAnotherMansShoes scheme (he wants to show Leonard how not having closure is like an itch in his brain), and it gives him a terrible rash (causing Penny to ask "Is it made of bees?).
* On the ''Series/PawnStars'' ChristmasEpisode, the Old Man gives Corey one of these...then makes Corey wear it for the whole day.
* On the ''Series/{{Qi}}'' K season Christmas episode the panelists wore ugly holiday sweaters.
* One
episode of ''Series/{{MASH}}'' had Hawkeye receive a sweater in a care package from his sister. The only major flaw in ''Series/WhiteCollar''; when Peter's in-laws are coming to visit, he wears the sweater in question was that it was several sizes too large.
-->''"For the man who has everything. A sweater with a guest room."''
his mother-in-law knit for him, prompting Diana to call him "Dr. Huxtable".
* In ''Series/{{Glee}}'', such ''Series/XPlay'', when Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb were wearing sweaters were commonplace in Artie's wardrobe, as per his nerdy image. As like this, Adam said the series progressed, though, they became less prevalent.
* This comes up on Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver 's segment on the "Right to be forgotten" (i.e.,the right to remove embarrassing things about oneself from the Internet without invoking the StreisandEffect) when John suggests that everyone share their most embarrassing photos online all at once so to all be on the same page. His first example is a picture of himself as a child wearing a sweater with his own name on it, but [[SubvertedTrope he says that that picture doesn't really count,
antler hat didn't emasculate him. Morgan agreed because he actually likes "It's the picture]]. ''sweater'' that makes you look gay".
20th Jan '17 4:29:02 PM Bissek
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* The Garth Brooks song "Ugly Christmas Sweater" is about how a hot coworker wore one to the office Christmas party, and the singer deciding he likes how she looks in it.
9th Jan '17 10:48:46 AM DrSlide
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Mrs. Weasley tends to knit jumpers for all the children for a two-fold purpose: to show the Weasleys have very little money and because she's so motherly. No-one complains because she's so nice and jolly and they don't want to hurt her feelings. Then again, after the last book showed [[MamaBear what she is]] [[Awesome/HarryPotter capable of]], perhaps they are too scared. It's mostly Ron (who mainly complains because every year it's maroon, his least favorite color) and Percy who complain about their jumpers, rather than all the children. It's also a bit of heartwarming for Harry. He tends to be given them as presents as well which not only makes him an unofficial member of the family but it's also the first regular Christmas presents in his entire life since his biological family pretty much don't give him presents for any occasion (and when they do, it's "gifts" like a single paper clip).

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Mrs. Weasley tends to knit jumpers for all the children for a two-fold purpose: to show the Weasleys have very little money and because she's so motherly. No-one complains because she's so nice and jolly and they don't want to hurt her feelings. Then again, after the last book showed [[MamaBear what she is]] [[Awesome/HarryPotter capable of]], perhaps they are too scared. It's mostly Ron (who mainly complains because every year it's maroon, his least favorite color) and Percy who complain about their jumpers, rather than all the children. It's also a bit of heartwarming for Harry. He tends to be given them as presents as well which not only makes him an unofficial member of the family but it's also the first regular Christmas presents in his entire life since his biological family pretty much don't give him presents for any occasion (and when they do, it's "gifts" they send him things like a single paper clip).toothpick or a 50-pence coin).
6th Jan '17 2:30:56 PM wrestlingdog909
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* This comes up on Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver 's segment on the "Right to be forgotten" (i.e.,the right to remove embarrassing things about oneself from the Internet without invoking the StreisandEffect) when John suggests that everyone share their most embarrassing photos online all at once so to all be on the same page. His first example is a picture of himself as a child wearing a sweater with his own name on it, but [[SubvertedTrope he says that that picture doesn't really count, because he actually likes the picture]].
11th Dec '16 9:39:32 AM Lemia
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* [[UsefulNotes/{{Tennis}} Andy Murray]]'s 2014 Christmas sweater must be [[https://twitter.com/andy_murray/status/548285821326217216 truly seen to be believed]].
2nd Oct '16 1:36:10 PM LadyNorbert
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* One is worn by the Television Director in Music/TheBeatles ''Film/AHardDaysNight''. The Beatles specifically comment on how awful it looks. This was the actor's own sweater he had received as a gift. He later made the sweater itself a gift to a fan club who asked him for it.

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* One is worn by the Television Director in Music/TheBeatles ''Film/AHardDaysNight''. The Beatles specifically comment on how awful it looks. This was the actor's own sweater he had received as a gift. He gift, and he later made the sweater itself a gift re-gifted it to a fan club who asked him for specifically requested it.



* In ''Film/AMuppetsChristmasLettersToSanta,'' Fozzie wears one that was made by his mother, and presents the human Claire and her mother with identical sweaters. One of the extras on the DVD reveals that his mother actually made the exact same sweater for everyone in the entire cast.



* In the ''Film/SantaClaus1959'' episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', Gypsy gives Mike a sweater with "JOIKE" embroidered on it. (She started making it for Joel, but then he escaped in a [[DeusExMachina convenient plot device]]. Mike actually likes it though.

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* In the ''Film/SantaClaus1959'' episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', Gypsy gives Mike a sweater with "JOIKE" embroidered on it. (She started making it for Joel, but then he escaped in a [[DeusExMachina convenient plot device]]. ) Mike actually likes it though.



* On ''[[LongRunners The Late Late Show]]'' in Ireland, Christmas jumpers are SeriousBusiness. Current presenter Ryan Tubridy caused real controversy when it was hinted that he might not wear one for his first [[ChristmasEpisode Toy Show]]. The maroon jumper he eventually appeared in was auctioned off for charity, for a price of 1,050. The next year he caused outrage ''again'' by suggesting on Twitter that he wouldn't wear one. The nation loves the jumpers, the man, it would seem, does not.
** Ireland and big woolly jumpers go together. Veteran crooner Val Doonican was renowned for them on his weekly variety TV show. And ''Series/FatherTed'' was like an anti-fashion show for horrible woollens. Father Maguire's lurid tank-tops were just the start of it. aran sweaters of varying degrees of fit were the approved uniform for folkies such as Music/TheChieftains.

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* On ''[[LongRunners The Late Late Show]]'' in Ireland, Christmas jumpers are SeriousBusiness. Current presenter Ryan Tubridy caused real controversy when it was hinted that he might not wear one for his first [[ChristmasEpisode Toy Show]]. The maroon jumper in which he eventually appeared in was auctioned off for charity, for a price of 1,050. The next year he caused outrage ''again'' by suggesting on Twitter that he wouldn't wear one. The nation loves the jumpers, jumpers; the man, it would seem, does not.
** Ireland and big woolly jumpers go together. Veteran crooner Val Doonican was renowned for them on his weekly variety TV show. And ''Series/FatherTed'' was like an anti-fashion show for horrible woollens. Father Maguire's lurid tank-tops were just the start of it. aran Aran sweaters of varying degrees of fit were the approved uniform for folkies such as Music/TheChieftains.



* On the ''Series/PawnStars'' ChristmasEpisode, the Old Man gives Corey one of these. Then makes Corey wear it for the whole day.

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* On the ''Series/PawnStars'' ChristmasEpisode, the Old Man gives Corey one of these. Then these...then makes Corey wear it for the whole day.



--->'''Bart:''' (''holding one of Lisa's presents'') Hocus pocus, mucus pukus! My powers tell me you're getting a homemade sweater-possibly yellow!\\

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--->'''Bart:''' (''holding one of Lisa's presents'') Hocus pocus, mucus pukus! My powers tell me you're getting a homemade sweater-possibly sweater - possibly yellow!\\



* In ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013'', Mickey is on a date with Minnie, but he's annoyed that they have to wear couple's sweaters, noting that they're incredibly itchy and uncomfortable (he starts breaking out into a rash halfway through the date). In the end, he finally confesses to Minnie about how much he hates those sweaters and only wore them for her sake, only for her to reveal she hates them too. They both agreed to never wear them again.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013'', Mickey is on a date with Minnie, but he's annoyed that they have to wear couple's sweaters, noting that they're incredibly itchy and uncomfortable (he starts breaking out into a rash halfway through the date). In the end, he finally confesses to Minnie about how much he hates those sweaters and only wore them for her sake, only for her to reveal she hates them too. They both agreed agree to never wear them again.



* Mo Rocca made a comment about how he disliked homemade sweaters while on NPR's Radio/WaitWaitDontTellMe, claiming that all homemade sweaters are itchy. In protest, several members of the knitting community teamed up and presented Rocca with a sweater they'd made. Rocca accepted the present, put it on, and good naturedly admitted that his new sweater wasn't itchy at all. [[http://blog.berroco.com/2010/04/21/mo-rocca-itchy-sweater-saga-goes-mainstream/ Observe]].

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* Mo Rocca made a comment about how he disliked homemade sweaters while on NPR's Radio/WaitWaitDontTellMe, claiming that all homemade sweaters are itchy. In protest, several members of the knitting community teamed up and presented Rocca with a sweater they'd made. Rocca accepted the present, put it on, and good naturedly good-naturedly admitted that his new sweater wasn't itchy at all. [[http://blog.berroco.com/2010/04/21/mo-rocca-itchy-sweater-saga-goes-mainstream/ Observe]].
1st Oct '16 12:51:02 AM harharhar
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'': Garfield often gets these as Christmas presents from Jon's mother, and is forced to wear them by Jon. An early strip ([[https://garfield.com/comic/1981/12/27 1981-12-27]]) shows the cat tying a loose end to a post and running to [[AllClothUnravels unravel his way out]], only for Jon's mother to knit it back together almost as fast. On one occasion, he got one that didn't even have a hole for his ''head''. And when she finally [[https://garfield.com/comic/2012/12/27 gets it right]], Jon and Garfield [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness are a little freaked-out]].

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'': Garfield often gets these as Christmas presents from Jon's mother, and is forced to wear them by Jon. An early strip ([[https://garfield.com/comic/1981/12/27 1981-12-27]]) shows the cat tying a loose end to a post and running to [[AllClothUnravels unravel his way out]], only for Jon's mother to knit it back together almost as fast. On one occasion, he got one that didn't even have a hole for his ''head''. And when she finally [[https://garfield.com/comic/2012/12/27 gets it right]], Jon and Garfield [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness are a little freaked-out]].become noticeably worried]].
5th Sep '16 10:37:22 PM Adeon
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Mrs. Weasley tends to knit jumpers for all the children for a two-fold purpose: to show the Weasleys have very little money and because she's so motherly. No-one complains because she's so nice and jolly and they don't want to hurt her feelings. Then again, after the last book showed [[MamaBear what she is]] [[Awesome/HarryPotter capable of]], perhaps they are too scared. It's mostly Ron (who mainly complains because every year it's maroon, his least favorite color) and Percy who complain about their jumpers, rather than all the children. It's also a bit of heartwarming for Harry. He tends to be given them as presents as well which not only makes him an unofficial member of the family but it's also the first regular Christmas presents in his entire life since his biological family pretty much don't give him presents for any occasion (and when they do, it's "gifts" like a single paper clip).\\\
Also, while some of the Weasley siblings are more or less horrified at the thought of getting and wearing these jumpers, Harry himself never reacts negatively. It's probably partially because of the heartwarming aspect, but it may also be because the Weasley siblings have simply grown tired of getting a jumper every Christmas or just don't like jumpers in general (even the well-knitted ones). At least, the jumpers don't seem to have many of the tacky traits in the trope description, though at least once they had the first letter of their owner's name on the front.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Mrs. Weasley tends to knit jumpers for all the children for a two-fold purpose: to show the Weasleys have very little money and because she's so motherly. No-one complains because she's so nice and jolly and they don't want to hurt her feelings. Then again, after the last book showed [[MamaBear what she is]] [[Awesome/HarryPotter capable of]], perhaps they are too scared. It's mostly Ron (who mainly complains because every year it's maroon, his least favorite color) and Percy who complain about their jumpers, rather than all the children. It's also a bit of heartwarming for Harry. He tends to be given them as presents as well which not only makes him an unofficial member of the family but it's also the first regular Christmas presents in his entire life since his biological family pretty much don't give him presents for any occasion (and when they do, it's "gifts" like a single paper clip).\\\
clip).
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Also, while some of the Weasley siblings are more or less horrified at the thought of getting and wearing these jumpers, Harry himself never reacts negatively. It's probably partially because of the heartwarming aspect, but it may also be because the Weasley siblings have simply grown tired of getting a jumper every Christmas or just don't like jumpers in general (even the well-knitted ones). At least, the jumpers don't seem to have many of the tacky traits in the trope description, though at least once they had the first letter of their owner's name on the front.
24th Aug '16 8:10:23 PM jccw227
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013'', Mickey is on a date with Minnie, but he's annoyed that they have to wear couple's sweaters, noting that they're incredibly itchy and uncomfortable (he starts breaking out into a rash halfway through the date). In the end, he finally confesses to Minnie about how much he hates those sweaters and only wore them for her sake, only for her to reveal she hates them too. They both agreed to never wear them again.
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