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19th Apr '16 12:51:15 PM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied in ''NotAnotherTeenMovie'' during the opening sequence when Janey is watching "She's all That". While not completely scrambled, it does look grainy and wavey.

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* Parodied in ''NotAnotherTeenMovie'' ''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie'' during the opening sequence when Janey is watching "She's all That". While not completely scrambled, it does look grainy and wavey.
16th Apr '16 3:47:23 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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** [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS18E12LittleBigGirl An episode]] of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had a scene where Bart demonstrates the trick to Lisa, which gives her the idea to pretend she has Native American heritage for a class project.
16th Apr '16 3:34:56 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* Department store catalogs are the epitome of this, particularly any containing listings for swimwear, underwear and lingerie. And we're not just talking catalogs from recent decades either; flip through the old Sears catalogs from the early 1900s and some of the females drawn wearing underskirts and modesty garments were kinda cute ...

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* Department store catalogs are the epitome of this, particularly any containing listings for swimwear, underwear and lingerie. And we're not just talking catalogs from recent decades either; flip through the old Sears catalogs from the early 1900s and some of the females drawn wearing underskirts and modesty garments were kinda cute ... cute...
** Sometimes, there's even more than scantily clad models: page 602 of the Sears 1975 fall/winter catalog supposedly featured a male underwear model whose privates slightly peeked through his boxers. [[http://www.snopes.com/business/hidden/sears.asp Here's the Snopes page on the subject]], and here's [[http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1259/was-a-models-penis-visible-in-a-1975-sears-catalog the Straight Dope's take on it.]]
16th Apr '16 3:14:45 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* Older television sets had a focus knob which the especially persistent masturbator could turn to bring more focus to the scramble - you never got a perfect picture, but could see more than a regular scramble.[[note]]Cue many tropers saying to themselves I thought I was the only one who thought of that![[/note]] Unfortunately this required ''constant'' attention to keep up with the constantly changing screen - and usually using your dominant hand, too.

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* Older television sets had a focus knob which the especially persistent masturbator could turn to bring more focus to the scramble - -- you never got a perfect picture, but could see more than a regular scramble.[[note]]Cue many tropers saying to themselves I thought I was the only one who thought of that![[/note]] Unfortunately this required ''constant'' attention to keep up with the constantly changing screen - -- and usually using your dominant hand, too.



* [[TechnologyMarchesOn Technology eventually marched on]], and beginning in the very late 1980s new televisions had a chip that recognized the scrambled signal and replaced it with a solid blue screen. (Not really a blue screen of death, but it certainly dashed hopes here and there.). Also some TV sets actually offered a way to ''turn off'' the feature buried deep in the settings screen for those who truly need it- it's just that no one ever reads the manual to find out about it.

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* [[TechnologyMarchesOn Technology eventually marched on]], and beginning in the very late 1980s new televisions had a chip that recognized the scrambled signal and replaced it with a solid blue screen. (Not really a blue screen of death, but it certainly dashed hopes here and there.). Also some TV sets actually offered a way to ''turn off'' the feature buried deep in the settings screen for those who truly need it- it -- it's just that no one ever reads the manual to find out about it.
19th Mar '16 3:35:18 AM Hossmeister
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16th Mar '16 11:57:56 PM DesertDragon
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Times have changed because TheInternetIsForPorn, and anybody with a connection can see as much porn as they like, making this a largely ForgottenTrope. Although Internet censorship is turning this into a CyclicTrope. What has changed is the price. It used to be you not only had to go somewhere to get porn; but it was expensive, too. Nowadays anyone can have a collection that dwarfs ([[AccidentalInnuendo perhaps]] in [[FetishFuel more ways than one]]) their parents'/grandparents' stashes -- in an evening -- and all fitting on an easily-stashed USB key. However, the underage may still have trouble secretly accessing porn if their internet usage is closely monitored by a parent who is TechSavvy enough to prevent the workarounds that usually foil more clueless parents.

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Times have changed because TheInternetIsForPorn, and anybody with a connection can see as much porn as they like, making this a largely ForgottenTrope. Although Internet censorship is turning this into a CyclicTrope. What has changed is the price. It used to be you not only had to go somewhere to get porn; but it was expensive, too. Nowadays anyone can have a collection that dwarfs ([[AccidentalInnuendo perhaps]] in [[FetishFuel more ways than one]]) their parents'/grandparents' stashes -- in an evening -- and all fitting on an easily-stashed USB key. However, the underage may still have trouble secretly accessing porn if their internet usage is closely monitored by a parent who is TechSavvy tech savvy enough to prevent the workarounds that usually foil more clueless parents.
parents, or if they don't own a computer in the first place.
16th Mar '16 11:55:09 PM DesertDragon
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'''Advertising Porn''': Because SexSells, advertising is usually full of slightly erotic and suggestive images -- so why not make use of that? While there's no nudity, lingerie catalogues and similar can be used for somewhat more sexual purposes than they ([[GettingCrapPastTheRadar supposedly]]) were intended. Actually, in some countries with more relaxed attitudes than the Anglo-Saxon world, advertising ''may'' feature nudity. This sometimes leads to the phenomenon of English-language TV shows about the weirdness of foreign advertising -- which can feature healthy doses of {{Fanservice}}.

'''Scrambled Porn''': Mostly seen in shows from the 1980s, as newer technology has made it obsolete, a character will try to make out a pay-per-view television program that has been scrambled with Video Cipher. It is often pointed out that the program they're watching turns out to be entirely innocuous.

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'''Advertising Porn''': Because SexSells, advertising is usually full of slightly erotic and suggestive images -- so why not make use of that? While there's no nudity, lingerie lingerie/underwear catalogues and similar can be used for somewhat more sexual purposes than they ([[GettingCrapPastTheRadar supposedly]]) were intended. Actually, in some countries with more relaxed attitudes than the Anglo-Saxon world, advertising ''may'' feature nudity. This sometimes leads to the phenomenon of English-language TV shows about the weirdness of foreign advertising -- which can feature healthy doses of {{Fanservice}}.

'''Scrambled Porn''': Mostly seen in shows from the 1980s, 80's and 90's, as newer technology has made it obsolete, a character will try to make out a pay-per-view television program that has been scrambled with Video Cipher. It is often pointed out that the program they're watching turns out to be entirely innocuous.
16th Mar '16 1:57:24 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheDrewCareyShow'' has an episode where Drew, Oswald, and Lewis try to to watch scrambled porn because Drew believes that the cable company will turn him in if he has both Cartoon Network and porn channels.

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* ''TheDrewCareyShow'' ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'' has an episode where Drew, Oswald, and Lewis try to to watch scrambled porn because Drew believes that the cable company will turn him in if he has both Cartoon Network and porn channels.



* Al and Bud try this in an episode of ''MarriedWithChildren'', turns out it was an elbow.

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* Al and Bud try this in an episode of ''MarriedWithChildren'', ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', turns out it was an elbow.
8th Mar '16 10:56:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* When Jeremy from ''PeepShow'' is giving a sperm sample, he is horrified to find there's no "reading material" to...er, help him along. Determined to be inventive, he rifles through his pockets and finds a £20 note, and proceeds to masturbate over a picture of ''the Queen''.

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* When Jeremy from ''PeepShow'' ''Series/PeepShow'' is giving a sperm sample, he is horrified to find there's no "reading material" to...er, help him along. Determined to be inventive, he rifles through his pockets and finds a £20 note, and proceeds to masturbate over a picture of ''the Queen''.



* In one episode of ''TheInbetweeners'', Jay masturbates in an old people's home over the problem pages in women's magazines (which he describes as "wanking gold"). Later, when he's been through them all (even having to wank over Fern Britton), he finds a black and white photograph of a woman in a bikini. HilarityEnsues.
* ''{{Bottom}}'' again: Richie repeatedly demonstrates a willingness to masturbate to anything with a picture of a woman in her underwear in it. He once attempted to impress a pair of lesbians by boasting he had a large collection of Freemans mail-order catalogues that "just flop open to the lingerie pages".
* In ''GenerationKill'', Evan Wright shows off a totally innocuous picture of his girlfriend back home. The other Marines promptly steal it and use it for recreation for the remainder of the tour.

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* In one episode of ''TheInbetweeners'', ''Series/TheInbetweeners'', Jay masturbates in an old people's home over the problem pages in women's magazines (which he describes as "wanking gold"). Later, when he's been through them all (even having to wank over Fern Britton), he finds a black and white photograph of a woman in a bikini. HilarityEnsues.
* ''{{Bottom}}'' ''Series/{{Bottom}}'' again: Richie repeatedly demonstrates a willingness to masturbate to anything with a picture of a woman in her underwear in it. He once attempted to impress a pair of lesbians by boasting he had a large collection of Freemans mail-order catalogues that "just flop open to the lingerie pages".
* In ''GenerationKill'', ''Series/GenerationKill'', Evan Wright shows off a totally innocuous picture of his girlfriend back home. The other Marines promptly steal it and use it for recreation for the remainder of the tour.
31st Jan '16 3:20:57 PM tenuousbreaker
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* "The Real Slim Shady" by Music/{{Eminem}} quotes a line from "The Bad Touch" implying that said nature programs can be used for this purpose. Which, [[FridgeBrilliance when you think about it]], explains [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom quite a few things...]]

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* "The Real Slim Shady" by Music/{{Eminem}} quotes a line from "The Bad Touch" implying that said nature programs can be used for this purpose. Which, [[FridgeBrilliance when you think about it]], explains [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom quite a few things...]]
purpose.



* In the ''Literature/LauraCaxton'' series, Laura uses this as TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: the vampire who's trying to kill her used to be, and psychologically still is, "a sad little man who used to jack off to the bra ads in the newspaper." She's trying to be insulting but instead [[AllMenArePerverts simply described about eighty percent of men]].

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* In the ''Literature/LauraCaxton'' series, Laura uses this as TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: the vampire who's trying to kill her used to be, and psychologically still is, "a sad little man who used to jack off to the bra ads in the newspaper." She's trying newspaper", as opposed to be insulting but instead [[AllMenArePerverts simply described about eighty percent of men]].a slightly less sad little man who could get real porn.



* Similar to the ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' example above, there's a ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy'' where Satchel quickly snags a magazine when the mail arrives and runs out of the room. Bucky comments, "''Field and Stream'': the Victoria's Secret Catalog for dogs." Whatever that means.
** The outdoors = lots of trees = lots of places for dogs to relieve themselves?

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* Similar to the ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' example above, there's a ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy'' where Satchel quickly snags a magazine when the mail arrives and runs out of the room. Bucky comments, "''Field and Stream'': the Victoria's Secret Catalog for dogs." Whatever that means.
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The outdoors = lots of trees = lots of places for dogs to relieve themselves?



* In one column, Creator/DaveBarry talks about taking the picture of a Native American girl on the front of a package of Land o' Lakes butter, cutting out the box of butter she's holding in front of her chest, folding it so that her knees show in the "window," and drawing crude nipples on the kneecaps so that it looks like her tunic is open and showing her breasts. Which totally works. OrSoIHeard....

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* In one column, Creator/DaveBarry talks about taking the picture of a Native American girl on the front of a package of Land o' Lakes butter, cutting out the box of butter she's holding in front of her chest, folding it so that her knees show in the "window," and drawing crude nipples on the kneecaps so that it looks like her tunic is open and showing her breasts. Which totally works. OrSoIHeard....
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