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21st Oct '17 8:02:36 PM TheCuza
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* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' had the similar scenario of Frank Costanza's war story of the terrible losses his unit suffered due to his own bad cooking. Runs in the family: his son George's life is apparently so tragic that he can use his life story to get more pity than the survivor of a famous shipwreck.

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* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' had the similar scenario of Frank Costanza's war story of story: He was the terrible losses cook for his unit suffered due to unit, but the shipment of food he received was expired. In his hubris, he thought he could compensate for this with just the right seasoning, but he "overseasoned" and made the food too spicy, causing the troops to get sick. He was so scarred by this that he vowed never to cook again.
-->'''Frank:''' I sent sixteen of my
own bad cooking. Runs in men to the family: his latrines that night! They were just boys...
** ItRunsInTheFamily. His
son George's life is apparently so tragic that he can use his life story a short list of things that had happened to him ''on the show'' was able to get him more pity than the survivor of a famous shipwreck.
11th Oct '17 2:50:13 PM PistolsAtDawn
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This type of scary story usually bypasses fantastic and / or supernatural horrors found in the common ghost story, for something that tends to actually happen in real life to sane people.

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This type of scary story usually bypasses fantastic and / or and/or supernatural horrors found in the common ghost story, for something that tends to actually happen in real life to sane people.
12th Jun '17 12:43:55 PM SantosLHalper
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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yNaHQZrZ90 Quagmire would find this story scary]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yNaHQZrZ90 Quagmire would find this in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' tells the [[FauxHorrific bone-chilling]] horror story scary]]. of ''a man waking up in bed to find his lover is still there.''
20th Mar '17 10:53:03 PM JoeMerl
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' episode "The Teachings of Don Jake" had Jake tell a story about a boy who hears weird splashing noises in his sleep and wakes to find his father gone. [[spoiler: Turns out it's yet another HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood story about Jake's father getting drunk during a father-son camping trip]]:
-->'''Jake''': Then, lying there in the darkness, the boy heard a tiny splashing sound. ''Psh''! ''Psh''! Like waves on a faraway shore. ''Except''...the nearest ocean was a hundred miles away. The boy reached out for his sleeping father...but he was gone. Shaking with fear, the boy stumbled out of the rickety lean-to, and that's when he saw it: his father, sitting alone at the campfire. ''ALONE''!...with a whole case of beer! Psh! Psh! ''(pantomimes drinking)'': The selfish old bastard was WASTED AGAIN!
** And then there's Quinn's ghost story:

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' episode "The Teachings of Don Jake" had Jake [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood Jake]] tell a story about a boy who hears weird splashing noises in his sleep and wakes to find his father gone. [[spoiler: Turns out it's yet another HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood story about Jake's father getting drunk during a father-son camping trip]]:
gone.
-->'''Jake''': Then, lying there in the darkness, the boy heard a tiny splashing sound. ''Psh''! ''Psh''! Like waves on a faraway shore. ''Except''...the nearest ocean was a hundred miles away. The boy reached out for his sleeping father...but he was gone. Shaking with fear, the boy stumbled out of the rickety lean-to, and that's when he saw it: his father, sitting alone at the campfire. ''ALONE''!...with a whole case of beer! Psh! Psh! ''(pantomimes drinking)'': drinking)'' The selfish old bastard was WASTED AGAIN!
** And then there's Quinn's [[TheFashionista Quinn]]'s ghost story:
7th Mar '17 2:08:54 PM BunnyStar
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Someone tells a GhostStory in classic fashion, probably around a campfire or with a flashlight aimed up under the face, only the ghost story is about something that is not really scary in the traditional nightmare sense, but is more like [[AdultFear Adult Fears]]: being stuck in a loveless marriage, living an unfulfilling life, sexual inadequacy, and so on. This is usually played for laughs, avoiding anything involving physical pain or death, dealing with [[FauxHorrific something sillier]] like having to wear a stupid outfit to school, having a bad haircut, or eating something terrible.

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Someone tells a GhostStory in classic fashion, probably around a campfire or with a flashlight aimed up under the face, only the ghost story is about something that is not really scary in the traditional nightmare sense, but is more like [[AdultFear Adult Fears]]: being stuck in a loveless marriage, living an unfulfilling life, sexual inadequacy, and so on. This is usually played for laughs, avoiding anything involving physical pain or death, dealing with [[FauxHorrific something sillier]] like having to wear a stupid outfit to school, having a bad haircut, or eating something that tastes terrible.
4th Feb '17 7:23:08 PM CJCroen1393
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* Some {{Creepypasta}}s deal with this. Sometimes, they're played for laughs. Other times...[[NightmareFuel not so much...]]
4th Dec '16 9:39:34 PM SantosLHalper
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Someone tells a GhostStory in classic fashion, probably around a campfire or with a flashlight aimed up under the face, only the ghost story is about something that is not really scary in the traditional nightmare sense, but is more like [[AdultFear Adult Fears]]: being stuck in a loveless marriage, dying alone, bigotry, living an unfulfilling life, being homeless after losing your job, sexual inadequacy, or the death of offspring. However, this is usually played for laughs, avoiding anything involving physical pain or death, dealing with [[FauxHorrific something sillier]] like having to wear a stupid outfit to school, having a bad haircut, or eating something terrible.

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Someone tells a GhostStory in classic fashion, probably around a campfire or with a flashlight aimed up under the face, only the ghost story is about something that is not really scary in the traditional nightmare sense, but is more like [[AdultFear Adult Fears]]: being stuck in a loveless marriage, dying alone, bigotry, living an unfulfilling life, being homeless after losing your job, sexual inadequacy, or the death of offspring. However, this and so on. This is usually played for laughs, avoiding anything involving physical pain or death, dealing with [[FauxHorrific something sillier]] like having to wear a stupid outfit to school, having a bad haircut, or eating something terrible.
27th Oct '16 8:59:57 PM jormis29
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* ''LiveActionTV/SaturdayNightLive'' had a skit where Stuart Smalley tells a "scary story" that starts out like the urban legend about the babysitter getting calls from inside the house. Instead of vague threats the person on the phone just incoherently rambles for a few minutes, and as it turns out [[spoiler: it's the girl's drunk father. Stuart says they stage an intervention for him.]]

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* ''LiveActionTV/SaturdayNightLive'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' had a skit where Stuart Smalley tells a "scary story" that starts out like the urban legend about the babysitter getting calls from inside the house. Instead of vague threats the person on the phone just incoherently rambles for a few minutes, and as it turns out [[spoiler: it's the girl's drunk father. Stuart says they stage an intervention for him.]]
27th Oct '16 7:29:17 PM SarcasmKid
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* ''LiveActionTV/SaturdayNightLive'' had a skit where Stuart Smalley tells a "scary story" that starts out like the urban legend about the babysitter getting calls from inside the house. Instead of vague threats the person on the phone just incoherently rambles for a few minutes, and as it turns out [[spoiler: it's the girl's drunk father. Stuart says they stage an intervention for him.]]
6th Mar '16 2:13:16 AM IvanovTroping97
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-->'''Leela:''' Pfft! That's not scary.

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-->'''Leela:''' -->'''Fry:''' Pfft! That's not scary.



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