History Main / PrimalScene

7th Jul '17 1:47:49 PM JohnnyHuang
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* On ''Series/ModernFamily'', Phil and Claire's kids walk in on them having sex which traumatizes both Claire and the kids, while Phil tries to deal with it humorously. Afterwards, the kids cope pretty straightforwardly with what they saw, but are horrified all over again on realizing that their parents will insist on ''[[TheTalk talking about it]]''. The kids buy a lock for the bedroom door so it never happens again... but TheStinger reveals that the rather loud noise of the lock quickly becomes [[HellIsThatNoise a horrible Pavlovian trigger.]]

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* Pictured above: On ''Series/ModernFamily'', Phil and Claire's kids walk in on them having sex which traumatizes both Claire and the kids, while Phil tries to deal with it humorously. Afterwards, the kids cope pretty straightforwardly with what they saw, but are horrified all over again on realizing that their parents will insist on ''[[TheTalk talking about it]]''. The kids buy a lock for the bedroom door so it never happens again... but TheStinger reveals that [[DidntThinkThisThrough the rather loud noise of the lock lock]] quickly becomes [[HellIsThatNoise a horrible Pavlovian trigger.]]



** They had just ''finished'' being "busy", and were clearly postcoital, with a ModestyBedsheet, so it was pretty close.

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** They had just ''finished'' being "busy", and were clearly postcoital, post-coital, with a ModestyBedsheet, so it was pretty close.



** When he was thrirteen, Sheldon walked in on his father [[spoiler:cheating with another woman]]. He never talked to him again. (It also explains why he always knocks three times: the second and third knocks gives time to put one's pants back on.)

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** When he was thrirteen, thirteen, Sheldon walked in on his father [[spoiler:cheating with another woman]]. He never talked to him again. (It also explains why he always knocks three times: the second and third knocks gives time to put one's pants back on.)



* One of the most notorious and controversial examples in British TV history was in ''Series/TheSingingDetective'', when the protagonist Philip Marlow, as a boy, catches his mother having adulturous sex in a forest. The experience is implied to leave him with permanent psychological damage.
* In a scene which seems potentially inspired by ''The Singing Detective'', Vanessa Ives' psychological and spiritual problems in ''Series/PennyDreadful'' begin when, as a young girl, she catches her mother having adulturous sex with their next door neighbour, the father of Vanessa's best friend, in the garden.

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* One of the most notorious and controversial examples in British TV history was in ''Series/TheSingingDetective'', when the protagonist Philip Marlow, as a boy, catches his mother having adulturous adulterous sex in a forest. The experience is implied to leave him with permanent psychological damage.
* In a scene which seems potentially inspired by ''The Singing Detective'', Vanessa Ives' psychological and spiritual problems in ''Series/PennyDreadful'' begin when, as a young girl, she catches her mother having adulturous adulterous sex with their next door neighbour, the father of Vanessa's best friend, in the garden.
10th Jun '17 1:25:37 AM Az_Tech341
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->''"Hey, champ. I, uh, wanted to talk to you. You know, about what you just saw. Because things aren't always what they appear. Sometimes, when someone is choking, you have to get behind them to give them the Heimlich. This was not that. I was not helping your mother with a leg cramp, I was not giving her a lying-down hug, I was not helping her look for her contacts. I was '''plowing''', Steve."''

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->''"Hey, champ. I, uh, wanted to talk to you. You know, about what you just saw. Because things aren't always what they appear. Sometimes, when someone is choking, you have to get behind them to give them the Heimlich. This was not that. I was not helping your mother with a leg cramp, I was not giving her a lying-down hug, I was not helping her look for her contacts. I was '''plowing''', ''plowing'', Steve."''



Someone, usually a child, is wandering in his or her house and walks into two people having sex. (Nobody ''ever'' has a room with a lock in fiction.) Most of the time it's the parents. This can be a trigger for A) the parents to give [[TheTalk that one discussion we all mention vaguely]], B) the unfortunate soul to be [[HeroicBSOD Shell Shocked for a while]], C) [[RuleOfFunny be very funny]] or some combination of the three.

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Someone, usually a child, is wandering in his or her house and walks into two people having sex. (Nobody ''ever'' has a room with a lock in fiction.) Most of the time it's the parents. This can be a trigger for A) the parents to give [[TheTalk that one discussion we all mention vaguely]], B) the unfortunate soul to be [[HeroicBSOD Shell Shocked shell-shocked for a while]], C) [[RuleOfFunny be very funny]] or some combination of the three.



And of course, all 'child' characters, no matter how old, [[ChildrenAreInnocent don't understand sex.]] Characters identified to the audience as 'teenagers' will simply be horrified. This rule applies to almost every example, despite the fact that most children (even 8-9 year olds) will know what they interrupted in RealLife. That said, most offspring are conditioned not to think of their parents in sexual ways, so even if the ''act'' itself isn't the big deal, seeing their ''parents'' do it can be [[ParentalSexualitySquick considered innately disturbing for some]].

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And of course, all 'child' characters, no matter how old, [[ChildrenAreInnocent don't understand sex.]] sex]]. Characters identified to the audience as 'teenagers' will simply be horrified. This rule applies to almost every example, despite the fact that most children (even 8-9 year olds) will know what they interrupted in RealLife. That said, most offspring are conditioned not to think of their parents in sexual ways, so even if the ''act'' itself isn't the big deal, seeing their ''parents'' do it can be [[ParentalSexualitySquick considered innately disturbing for some]].
8th Jun '17 12:38:14 PM Dravencour
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* It happens ({{NSFW}}) in ''Webcomic/SexyLosers'' (the strip is even titled "Primal Scene"), and being ''SL'', it [[{{Squick}} wasn't your garden-variety sex]]...

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* It happens ({{NSFW}}) in ''Webcomic/SexyLosers'' (the strip is even titled "Primal Scene"), and being ''SL'', it [[{{Squick}} wasn't your garden-variety sex]]...sex]] either...
2nd Jun '17 10:31:28 AM johnnye
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', a young Walter Kovacs walks in on his prostitute mother servicing a client. Unlike most instances of this trope, this is not PlayedForLaughs and is shown to be very HarmfulToMinors, the [[JerkAss behavior of the adults]] involved plays a part too.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', a young Walter Kovacs walks in on [[SonOfAWhore his prostitute mother mother]] servicing a client. Unlike most instances of this trope, this is not PlayedForLaughs and is shown to be very HarmfulToMinors, the [[JerkAss behavior of the adults]] involved plays a part too.



* On ''Series/ModernFamily'', Phil and Claire's kids walk in on them having sex which traumatizes both Claire and the kids. Phil tries to deal with it humorously. The family have an uncomfortable talk about it.

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* On ''Series/ModernFamily'', Phil and Claire's kids walk in on them having sex which traumatizes both Claire and the kids. kids, while Phil tries to deal with it humorously. The family have an uncomfortable talk Afterwards, the kids cope pretty straightforwardly with what they saw, but are horrified all over again on realizing that their parents will insist on ''[[TheTalk talking about it.it]]''. The kids buy a lock for the bedroom door so it never happens again... but TheStinger reveals that the rather loud noise of the lock quickly becomes [[HellIsThatNoise a horrible Pavlovian trigger.]]
27th May '17 2:46:20 AM NoxArtemis
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** In a recent chapter where [[spoiler: Casca's healing commences and Schierke and Farnese are in Casca's inner world, they eventually come across the memory of Casca having sex with Guts, and Farnese quickly covers Schierke's eyes so she won't see.]]
30th Mar '17 10:55:23 PM Gamermaster
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* Invoked in ''[[Creator/CoolKyouShinsha Mononoke◇Sharing]]'' when [[LovableSexManiac Youko]] starts having sex to hide the fact that she was actually asking someone about getting a birthday present.
28th Feb '17 7:50:26 PM Pilomotor
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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' implies that StrawFeminist Susan's StartOfDarkness occurred when she was traumatized by accidentally walking in on her father and a woman who was not her mother when she was just a little girl, though the true psychological damage probably occurred when he asked her to lie about it.

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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' implies that StrawFeminist BrokenBird Susan's StartOfDarkness occurred [[HatesBeingTouched various]] [[DoesNotLikeMen issues]] stem from when she was traumatized as a little girl by accidentally walking in on her father and a woman who was not her mother when she was just a little girl, mother, though the true psychological damage probably occurred when he asked her to lie about it.it. It certainly didn't help matters that Susan was then raised solely by [[StrawFeminist her mother]], who seems to have lost all faith in men as a result of the affair.
18th Feb '17 3:02:56 AM Nakuyabi
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* In ''Film/ToSirWithLove'', teacher Thackeray notices that something has happened to upset one of his students. When he speaks with the girl's mother, she sheepishly admits that the girl walked in on her and her boyfriend. (the girl adored her deceased father and is unhappy that her mother is embarking on a new relationship)

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* In ''Film/ToSirWithLove'', teacher Thackeray notices that something has happened to upset one of his students. When he speaks with the girl's mother, she sheepishly admits that the girl walked in on her and her boyfriend. (the (The girl adored her deceased father and is unhappy that her mother is embarking on a new relationship)relationship.)
* One rather central to the plot occurs in ''Literature/WeCantRewind''. While the parents actually ''did'' think to lock the door to their cabin, they forgot about the bathroom access running between their children's cabin and their own.
13th Feb '17 8:16:52 AM hullflyer
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** For those that don't understand, this fear is based of Japanese wordplay: The kanji for "turtle" and "head of the penis" are the same.

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** For those that don't understand, this fear is based of off Japanese wordplay: The kanji for "turtle" and "head of the penis" are the same.
31st Jan '17 3:13:45 PM KizunaTallis
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* There were quite a few times when [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Cartman]] of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' is exposed to his mother's [[SonOfAWhore oft-mentioned promiscuity]], though usually through [[HomePornMovie seemingly blank video tapes]].

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* There were quite a few times when [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Cartman]] Cartman of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' is exposed to his mother's [[SonOfAWhore oft-mentioned promiscuity]], though usually through [[HomePornMovie seemingly blank video tapes]].


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** In the episode "Wieners Out", Kyle and Ike walk in on their parents engaging in golden showers. Poor kids are going to need a lot of therapy after that...
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