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25th May '16 10:24:52 AM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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--->'''Gohan:''' ''(after insanely creepy comments)'' I need an adult...

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--->'''Gohan:''' -->'''Gohan:''' ''(after insanely creepy comments)'' I need an adult...



-->'''Abe:''' Homer - you're dumb as a mule and twice as ugly. If a stranger offers you a free ride, I say take it!
-->'''Homer:''' [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood Lousy traumatic childhood!]]

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-->'''Abe:''' --->'''Abe:''' Homer - you're dumb as a mule and twice as ugly. If a stranger offers you a free ride, I say take it!
-->'''Homer:''' --->'''Homer:''' [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood Lousy traumatic childhood!]]



-->'''Stan:''' Like... money?\\

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-->'''Stan:''' --->'''Stan:''' Like... money?\\



-->'''Kyle:''' Wait, isn't there some rule about not getting into cars with strangers?\\

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-->'''Kyle:''' --->'''Kyle:''' Wait, isn't there some rule about not getting into cars with strangers?\\
23rd May '16 12:38:25 PM Piando
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* Besides the {{Trope Namer|s)), there was also a book release titled "Don't Talk to Strangers, Pooh" that came out in 1998. It was part of a series called ''My Very First Winnie the Pooh''.

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* Besides the {{Trope Namer|s)), TropeNamer, there was also a book release titled "Don't Talk to Strangers, Pooh" that came out in 1998. It was part of a series called ''My Very First Winnie the Pooh''.
23rd May '16 12:38:06 PM Piando
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* Besides the TropeNamer, there was also a book release titled "Don't Talk to Strangers, Pooh" that came out in 1998. It was part of a series called ''My Very First Winnie the Pooh''.

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* Besides the TropeNamer, {{Trope Namer|s)), there was also a book release titled "Don't Talk to Strangers, Pooh" that came out in 1998. It was part of a series called ''My Very First Winnie the Pooh''.



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* Parodied to hell and back no fewer than three times in ''WebAnimation/DragonBallZAbridged'' during the Namek Saga, all three involving Gohan.
--->'''Gohan:''' ''(after insanely creepy comments)'' I need an adult...
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* Parodied to hell and back no fewer than three times in ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' during the Namek Saga, all three involving Gohan.
--->'''Gohan:''' ''(after insanely creepy comments)'' I need an adult...
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16th May '16 4:51:45 AM Jeduthun
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It's also worth noting that in the vast majority of child kidnappings and sexual abuse cases, the abuser is '''[[ParanoiaFuel someone the child knows and trusts]]''', usually because they have easy access to the child and, in custody cases (which are almost all kidnappings) the kidnapper has something to gain by kidnapping the child. Children are usually warned in these VSE's against strange men, but NOT against strange women. The fact that [[CluelessAesop this Aesop is based on faulty information]] renders it almost entirely useless, so it fell out of favor by the end of TheNineties. A couple of high profile cases where lost children ''actively hid from the people trying to find and rescue them'' as they'd had it drilled into them that all strangers were dangerous and would kidnap them given the opportunity put the final nails into the simplistic interpretation of this idea.

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It's also worth noting that in the vast majority of child kidnappings and sexual abuse cases, the abuser is '''[[ParanoiaFuel someone the child knows and trusts]]''', usually because they have easy access to the child and, in custody cases (which are almost all kidnappings) the kidnapper has something to gain by kidnapping the child. Children are usually warned in these VSE's against strange men, but NOT against strange women. The fact that [[CluelessAesop this Aesop is based on faulty information]] renders it almost entirely useless, so it fell out of favor by the end of TheNineties. A couple of high profile cases where lost children ''actively hid from the people trying to find and rescue them'' as they'd had it drilled into them that all strangers were dangerous and would kidnap them given the opportunity put the final nails into the simplistic interpretation of this idea.
idea. These days, experts advise caregivers to warn their children against "[[http://safelyeverafter.com/tips.html Tricky People]]" rather than "Strangers," putting the focus on suspicious ''actions'' rather than on whether you know someone.
7th May '16 12:28:52 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheGeorgeLopezShow'' episode "Max's Big Adventure", Max has a school play about this that has two kids being approached by a man in a ConspicuousTrenchcoat asking them where their parents are. The play is about as good as one would expect, leading George to think that Max doesn't really know about stranger dangers and testing him. The episode as a whole is more of a deconstruction of this trope.

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* In ''TheGeorgeLopezShow'' ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow'' episode "Max's Big Adventure", Max has a school play about this that has two kids being approached by a man in a ConspicuousTrenchcoat asking them where their parents are. The play is about as good as one would expect, leading George to think that Max doesn't really know about stranger dangers and testing him. The episode as a whole is more of a deconstruction of this trope.
2nd May '16 5:57:06 PM MsChibi
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It's also worth noting that in the vast majority of child kidnappings and sexual abuse cases, the abuser is someone the child knows and trusts, usually because they have easy access to the child and, in custody cases (which are almost all kidnappings) the kidnapper has something to gain by kidnapping the child. Children are usually warned in these VSE's against strange men, but NOT against strange women. The fact that [[CluelessAesop this Aesop is based on faulty information]] renders it almost entirely useless, so it fell out of favor by the end of TheNineties. A couple of high profile cases where lost children ''actively hid from the people trying to find and rescue them'' as they'd had it drilled into them that all strangers were dangerous and would kidnap them given the opportunity put the final nails into the simplistic interpretation of this idea.

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It's also worth noting that in the vast majority of child kidnappings and sexual abuse cases, the abuser is '''[[ParanoiaFuel someone the child knows and trusts, trusts]]''', usually because they have easy access to the child and, in custody cases (which are almost all kidnappings) the kidnapper has something to gain by kidnapping the child. Children are usually warned in these VSE's against strange men, but NOT against strange women. The fact that [[CluelessAesop this Aesop is based on faulty information]] renders it almost entirely useless, so it fell out of favor by the end of TheNineties. A couple of high profile cases where lost children ''actively hid from the people trying to find and rescue them'' as they'd had it drilled into them that all strangers were dangerous and would kidnap them given the opportunity put the final nails into the simplistic interpretation of this idea.
29th Nov '15 10:45:54 AM Blazer
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29th Nov '15 10:45:25 AM Blazer
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Parodied to hell and back no fewer than three times in ''WebAnimation/DragonBallZAbridged'' during the Namek Saga, all three involving Gohan.
--->'''Gohan:''' ''(after insanely creepy comments)'' I need an adult...


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* An odd version happens in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''[='s=] fifth season finale, "The Cutie Re-Mark". In an attempt to avert ForWantOfANail and get the filly Rainbow Dash to perform the Sonic Rainboom, Twilight flies up to join her and tells her about everything. However, since Twilight is still one with NoSocialSkills and ''all of time/space'' is on the line, she comes off as incredibly creepy, causing Rainbow Dash to fly away and allow ForWantOfANail to hit again.
15th Nov '15 10:29:28 PM ericap
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** Interestingly enough, Melendy Britt revealed at a convention in the early 2010's that she remembered hearing about a little girl who revealed to an adult that she was being abused. The girl revealed it because she learned from She-Ra and He-Man that it was okay to tell an adult and not feel shame.
26th Oct '15 4:28:08 PM StansCoffins
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** Despite being the TropeNamer, it's actually a slight subversion, as it does go into detail about how it can be people you know as well as strangers.
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