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22nd Feb '17 12:48:23 AM DougSMachina
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'''s ShowWithinAShow, ''The Scary Door'', parodies the ''Twilight Zone'' episode above. A man is hit by a car and wakes up in a casino. He gets jackpot and thinks it's heaven. When he hits jackpot the second time, he thinks it's boring and that means he must be in Hell. [[spoiler:He's actually in a plane. [[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS5E123NightmareAt20000Feet And there's a goblin on the wing.]] But nobody will believe him because he's UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler. And Eva Braun is actually a giant fly.]]
** And Bender called it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'''s ShowWithinAShow, ''The Scary Door'', parodies the ''Twilight Zone'' episode above. A man is hit by a car and wakes up in a casino. He gets jackpot and thinks it's heaven. When he hits jackpot the second time, he thinks it's boring and that means he must be in Hell. [[spoiler:He's [[spoiler: But he's actually in a plane. [[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS5E123NightmareAt20000Feet And there's a goblin on the wing.]] wing!]] But nobody will believe him because he's UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler. UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler! And Eva Braun is actually a giant fly.]]
** And Bender called
fly!]]
-->'''Bender:''' Called
it.
22nd Feb '17 12:43:48 AM DougSMachina
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* ''The Last Drumpf'' by Creator/IsaacAsimov has the Devil convince God to bring about the end of the world, with everyone dead being resurrected. Since every group has their own idea of the afterlife, the Devil designs it at the greatest common divisor -- nothing but eternal existence. One of the people claims this is heaven, but then another points out that there is nothing beyond Earth, buildings are crumbling, hills are flattening, desires are gone... Soon, there will be nothing but a featureless plain and people. FireAndBrimstoneHell is unworthy of divine imagination; an eternity of nothingness is a different matter.

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* ''The Last Drumpf'' Trump'' by Creator/IsaacAsimov has the Devil convince God to bring about the end of the world, with everyone dead being resurrected. Since every group has their own idea of the afterlife, the Devil designs it at the greatest common divisor -- nothing but eternal existence. One of the people claims this is heaven, but then another points out that there is nothing beyond Earth, buildings are crumbling, hills are flattening, desires are gone... Soon, there will be nothing but a featureless plain and people. FireAndBrimstoneHell is unworthy of divine imagination; an eternity of nothingness is a different matter.
30th Jan '17 11:34:34 PM Medinoc
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* In the ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone Twilight Zone]]'' TOS episode "A Nice Place to Visit", a burglar is killed and goes to a place where his every wish is fulfilled by a man named Pip. Eventually, he gets bored, leading to the page quote above.

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* In the ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone Twilight Zone]]'' TOS episode ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' (original):
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"A Nice Place to Visit", a burglar is killed and goes to a place where his every wish is fulfilled by a man named Pip. Eventually, he gets bored, leading to the page quote above.above.
** In "The Hunt" this could have happened to the protagonist, if not for [[YouAreWorthHell his strong bond with his dog]].
22nd Jan '17 5:26:59 PM belac889
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* ''The Last Trump'' by Creator/IsaacAsimov has the Devil convince God to bring about the end of the world, with everyone dead being resurrected. Since every group has their own idea of the afterlife, the Devil designs it at the greatest common divisor -- nothing but eternal existence. One of the people claims this is heaven, but then another points out that there is nothing beyond Earth, buildings are crumbling, hills are flattening, desires are gone... Soon, there will be nothing but a featureless plain and people. FireAndBrimstoneHell is unworthy of divine imagination; an eternity of nothingness is a different matter.

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* ''The Last Trump'' Drumpf'' by Creator/IsaacAsimov has the Devil convince God to bring about the end of the world, with everyone dead being resurrected. Since every group has their own idea of the afterlife, the Devil designs it at the greatest common divisor -- nothing but eternal existence. One of the people claims this is heaven, but then another points out that there is nothing beyond Earth, buildings are crumbling, hills are flattening, desires are gone... Soon, there will be nothing but a featureless plain and people. FireAndBrimstoneHell is unworthy of divine imagination; an eternity of nothingness is a different matter.



* In ''Series/TheGoodPlace'', this is the twist ending of the first season.

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* In ''Series/TheGoodPlace'', this is it's the [[spoiler: twist ending ending]] of the first season.
19th Jan '17 11:20:43 PM Wanderer
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* In ''Series/TheGoodPlace'', this is the twist ending of the first season.
7th Nov '16 2:44:44 PM margdean56
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** The stoner who chooses between the afterlife with fire and the afterlife without fire. He chose the latter and finds himself in a huge field of marijuana plants. [[note]] Of course, this could end up as an {{Unishment}}, as smoking is not the only way one can indulge in cannabis.[[/note]]

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** The stoner who chooses between the afterlife with fire and the afterlife without fire. He chose chooses the latter and finds himself in a huge field of marijuana plants. [[note]] Of course, this could end up as an {{Unishment}}, as smoking is not the only way one can indulge in cannabis.[[/note]]



* A variant -- a [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll hedonistic rock star]] dies and goes to Hell. Considering that he's been a sinner all his life, he thinks he might be of some use to Satan, and so is eager to meet him - but before he can do so, he's made to sit in a drab waiting room, with nothing on the walls, five-year-old magazines on the coffee tables and two old biddies gossiping in the corner. Bored out of his skull, he grows increasingly impatient waiting for Satan, wondering how long he'll have to spend in the waiting room - upon which it dawns on him that [[IronicHell he's not actually in the waiting room of Hell]].

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* A variant -- a [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll hedonistic rock star]] dies and goes to Hell. Considering that he's been a sinner all his life, he thinks he might be of some use to Satan, and so is eager to meet him - -- but before he can do so, he's made to sit in a drab waiting room, with nothing on the walls, five-year-old magazines on the coffee tables and two old biddies gossiping in the corner. Bored out of his skull, he grows increasingly impatient waiting for Satan, wondering how long he'll have to spend in the waiting room - -- upon which it dawns on him that [[IronicHell he's not actually in the waiting room of Hell]].



--> "Master," he cried, "I see that God appreciated your sacrifices on Earth, and now you will be rewarded with paradise�s pleasures!"

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--> "Master," he cried, "I see that God appreciated your sacrifices on Earth, and now you will be rewarded with paradise�s paradise's pleasures!"



* ''The Last Trump'' by Creator/IsaacAsimov has the Devil convince God to bring about the end of the world, with everyone dead being resurrected. Since every group has their idea of afterlife, the Devil designs it at the greatest common divisor -- nothing but eternal existence. One of the people claims this is heaven, but then another points out that there is nothing beyond Earth, buildings are crumbling, hills are flattening, desires are gone... Soon, there will be nothing but a featureless plain and people. FireAndBrimstoneHell is unworthy of divine imagination; an eternity of nothingness is a different matter.
* "Howard's End" in ''More Horowitz Horror''. A delinquent teenage boy is run over by a bus and finds himself in Heaven- or so he thinks. He becomes bored with the idyllic existence, and wants to move to Hell- but it is revealed he was there all along.
* Creator/StephenKing's novel ''Literature/{{Revival}}'': a scientist obsessed with dead is trying to bring someone back from the afterlife in order to tell what's there. It turns out it's a hellish world with every single human tormented by {{Eldritch Abomination}}s.

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* ''The Last Trump'' by Creator/IsaacAsimov has the Devil convince God to bring about the end of the world, with everyone dead being resurrected. Since every group has their own idea of the afterlife, the Devil designs it at the greatest common divisor -- nothing but eternal existence. One of the people claims this is heaven, but then another points out that there is nothing beyond Earth, buildings are crumbling, hills are flattening, desires are gone... Soon, there will be nothing but a featureless plain and people. FireAndBrimstoneHell is unworthy of divine imagination; an eternity of nothingness is a different matter.
* "Howard's End" in ''More Horowitz Horror''. A delinquent teenage boy is run over by a bus and finds himself in Heaven- or Heaven--or so he thinks. He becomes bored with the idyllic existence, and wants to move to Hell- but Hell--but it is revealed he was there all along.
* Creator/StephenKing's novel ''Literature/{{Revival}}'': a scientist obsessed with dead death is trying to bring someone back from the afterlife in order to tell what's there. It turns out it's a hellish world with every single human tormented by {{Eldritch Abomination}}s.
7th Nov '16 2:37:05 PM margdean56
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Often the thing missing or wrong is something superficial, like "no beer" or "eternally noisy neighbors." Or the thing missing might actually be the feeling of adversity itself; NoChallengeEqualsNoSatisfaction after all, and so having every your need, wish and whim chartered to instantly all the time drives you insane from boredom. Can be a form of IronicHell, but it's not necessary. This is specifically for actually being in hell (or thinking that that's the case), not just still being alive or something similar; see MistakenForAfterlife.

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Often the thing missing or wrong is something superficial, like "no beer" or "eternally noisy neighbors." Or the thing missing might actually be the feeling of adversity itself; NoChallengeEqualsNoSatisfaction after all, and so having every your need, wish and whim chartered catered to instantly all the time drives you insane from boredom. Can be a form of IronicHell, but it's not necessary. This is specifically for actually being in hell (or thinking that that's the case), not just still being alive or something similar; see MistakenForAfterlife.
4th Nov '16 8:25:04 AM Allronix
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** The stoner who chooses between the afterlife with fire and the afterlife without fire. He chose the latter and finds himself in a huge field of marijuana plants.

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** The stoner who chooses between the afterlife with fire and the afterlife without fire. He chose the latter and finds himself in a huge field of marijuana plants. [[note]] Of course, this could end up as an {{Unishment}}, as smoking is not the only way one can indulge in cannabis.[[/note]]
30th Oct '16 8:05:55 PM TheCuza
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* A classic Islamic joke: A man dies and meets God. God says, "You may have anything you ask." The man has as much food, wine, women, etc, as he wants. Then he gets bored and asks, "May I have some work?" God answers, "No, you can't. Enjoy!" The man says, "Then I want to go to hell!" And God smiles and says, "But you are in hell."

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* A classic Islamic joke: A man dies and meets God. God says, "You may have anything you ask." The man has as much food, wine, women, etc, as he wants. Then he gets bored and asks, "May I have some work?" God answers, "No, you can't. Enjoy!" The man says, "Then I want to go to hell!" And God smiles and says, "But you are ''are'' in hell."



** The room is full of beer kegs and beautiful ladies but, as one inmate states, "The kegs have holes in their bottom. The girls don't."

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** The room is full of beer kegs and beautiful ladies but, as one inmate states, "The kegs have holes in their bottom. [[BarbieDollAnatomy The girls don't.don't]]."



* Inversion where the addition of an element makes what seems to be Hell in fact Heaven: A journalist dies, and not having been a particularly good or bad person, St. Peter decides to show him a choice of afterlives. In Hell, a bunch of journalists slave away at typewriters, while bossy demons crack whips over their head and scream about deadlines. In Heaven, a bunch of journalists slave away at typewriters, while bossy angels crack whips over their head and scream about deadlines. Confused and upset, the journalist asks what the difference is, and St. Peter answers "In Heaven, your stories get ''published!''"
** Or, as a variant "Heaven makes the deadline".

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* Inversion where the addition of an element makes what seems to be Hell in fact Heaven: A journalist dies, and not having been a particularly good or ''or'' bad person, St. Peter decides says he gets to show choose whether to go to Heaven or Hell. He shows him a choice of afterlives. In Hell, Hell first, where a bunch of journalists slave away at typewriters, while bossy demons crack whips over their head and scream about deadlines. In Then he shows him Heaven, where a bunch of journalists slave away at typewriters, while bossy angels crack whips over their head and scream about deadlines. Confused and upset, the journalist asks what the difference is, says "''This'' is Heaven? But it's just as bad as Hell!", and St. Peter answers "In "No it's not. In Heaven, your stories get ''published!''"
** Or, as a variant "Heaven makes ''makes'' the deadline".



** A woman dies and goes to Hell, where she's told that she must choose to stay in one of three rooms for all eternity. The first has people standing on their heads in lava; the second has people standing on their heads on sharp spikes; and the third has people standing upright in piles of excrement. She figures that the third is the best, picks that room, and goes inside...whereupon the demon running the place announces "Break's over, back on your heads!"
** A hellbound man is led through a series of rooms with various punishments, until he discovers one where a beautiful blonde woman is giving oral sex to an unattractive man. The newly dead guy eagerly chooses that room, and the demon escorting him says "You heard him, he's taking your place!"...prompting the ''woman'' to leave.

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** A woman dies and goes to Hell, where she's told that she must choose to stay in one of three rooms for all eternity. The first has people standing on their heads burning in lava; agony in a pit of fire; the second has people standing on their heads on being impaled over and over again by sharp spikes; and the third has has... people standing upright waist-deep in piles of excrement. feces, drinking coffee. She figures that the third is the best, least bad of the three, picks that room, and goes inside...whereupon inside. After a minute, the demon running the place announces "Break's over, back "All right, everyone, coffee break's over! Back on your heads!"
** A hellbound man is led through a series of rooms with various punishments, until he discovers one where a beautiful blonde woman is giving oral sex to an unattractive man. The newly dead guy eagerly chooses that room, and the demon escorting him says "You heard him, he's taking your place!"...prompting the ''woman'' to leave.
place!" The woman eagerly gets up and leaves.
20th Aug '16 1:52:44 PM WillKeaton
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* Or this UsefulNotes/McDonalds [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SWD2QGBbvU advertisement]]. A FluffyCloudHeaven... or at least appears to be.

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* Or this UsefulNotes/McDonalds [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SWD2QGBbvU advertisement]]. advertisement.]] A FluffyCloudHeaven... or at least appears to be.
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