History Main / UrbanLegends

22nd Aug '17 12:13:38 PM Pichu-kun
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* The show ''Truth Or Scare'' on Discovery Kids existed entirely of promoting this trope. Because we all know that crop circles are real and the Tower of London is haunted, right? RIGHT?
** Crop circles are real, they're just made by humans, and not aliens.
* AnimalPlanet's ''Series/LostTapes'' does this with cryptozoology.
* An episode of ''Series/LawAndOrder'' ("Sonata for Solo Organ") started out with a man waking up on a park bench, and discovering he's missing a kidney.
** Which some urban legend experts claim actually helped ''popularize'' the legend itself, which had been fairly obscure until then.

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* The show ''Truth Or Scare'' ''Series/TruthOrScare'' on Discovery Kids existed entirely of promoting this trope. Because we all know that crop circles are real and the Tower of London is haunted, right? RIGHT?
** Crop circles are real, they're just made by humans, and not aliens.
* AnimalPlanet's Creator/AnimalPlanet's ''Series/LostTapes'' does this with cryptozoology.
* An episode of ''Series/LawAndOrder'' ("Sonata for Solo Organ") started out with a man waking up on a park bench, and discovering he's missing a kidney.
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kidney. Which some urban legend experts claim actually helped ''popularize'' the legend itself, which had been fairly obscure until then.
30th Jun '17 1:01:45 PM Random888
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26th Jun '17 8:40:55 PM Sharlee
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** On a goofier note, urban-legend accounts of zany hijinks engaged in by the little people who'd been recruited from all over the country to play the Munchkins provided inspiration for the 1981 Creator/ChevyChase comedy ''Under The Rainbow''.
23rd May '17 3:23:01 PM Mullon
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* On ''Podcast/GilbertGottfriedsAmazingColossalPodcast'', Creator/GilbertGottfried likes to bring up celebrity urban legends, usually lurid details about weird celebrity sex fetishes.
27th Apr '17 10:05:28 AM FF32
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* ''Franchise/{{Persona}}''

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* ''Franchise/{{Persona}}''''Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona''
21st Apr '17 6:04:17 AM CosmicFerret
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* An episode of ''LawAndOrder'' ("Sonata for Solo Organ") started out with a man waking up on a park bench, and discovering he's missing a kidney.

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* An episode of ''LawAndOrder'' ''Series/LawAndOrder'' ("Sonata for Solo Organ") started out with a man waking up on a park bench, and discovering he's missing a kidney.
19th Apr '17 8:04:02 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* The popular myth that Creator/WaltDisney was cryogenically frozen, which was said to have been started by Disney animator [[Creator/DisneysNineOldMen Ward Kimball]] as a joke. Of course, that myth became less popular as the other myth of him being racist and anti-Semitic rose in notoriety. That myth was debunked by people who worked with Walt, but that doesn't stop shows like ''Family Guy'' from enforcing it.

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* The popular myth that Creator/WaltDisney was [[HumanPopsicle cryogenically frozen, frozen]], which was said to have been started by Disney animator [[Creator/DisneysNineOldMen Ward Kimball]] as a joke. Of course, that myth became less popular as the other myth of him being racist and anti-Semitic rose in notoriety. That myth was debunked by people who worked with Walt, but that doesn't stop shows like ''Family Guy'' from enforcing it.
15th Apr '17 12:35:44 PM nombretomado
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* TheSlenderManMythos is a [[MemeticMutation memetically-spread]] loosely-defined canon of horror fiction that uses the general trappings of urban folklore (missing children in the woods, mysterious stalkers, and the fact that no two tellings of the same tale are exactly the same) to pretty creepy effect. It worked, too, considering how many [[DaydreamBeliever people]] think it's true.

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* TheSlenderManMythos Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos is a [[MemeticMutation memetically-spread]] loosely-defined canon of horror fiction that uses the general trappings of urban folklore (missing children in the woods, mysterious stalkers, and the fact that no two tellings of the same tale are exactly the same) to pretty creepy effect. It worked, too, considering how many [[DaydreamBeliever people]] think it's true.
25th Mar '17 6:04:20 PM nombretomado
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* CharlieTheUnicorn makes use of the "missing kidney" legend in the first video.

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* CharlieTheUnicorn WebAnimation/CharlieTheUnicorn makes use of the "missing kidney" legend in the first video.
19th Mar '17 11:10:22 AM billybobfred
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* Pokemon has the urban legend known as ''Lavender Town Syndrome'' which is an urban legend about suicides in the nineties in Japan after kids played the original green version and were driven insane by the song that plays in Lavender Town.
** Apparently, the green version's music ''did'' have tones in it that could cause uneasiness or headaches in children. Some adults will also report an odd feeling when listening to this version of the song, especially if they've avoided loud music and noises where possible in their lives, as good hearing is required to notice the tones (human hearing slowly diminishes over time, with the effect being accelerated by loud noises).

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* Pokemon has the urban legend known as ''Lavender Town Syndrome'' which is an urban legend about suicides in the nineties in Japan after kids played the original green version ''Red and Green'' versions and were driven insane by the song that plays in Lavender Town.
** Apparently, the green version's music ''did'' have tones in it that could cause uneasiness or headaches in children. Some adults will also report an odd feeling when listening to this
Town. A lesser version of claims that there are higher-pitched tones that cause subtle discomfort and only children can fully hear, that were changed in the song, especially localized ''Red and Blue''. While the song is certainly creepy, if they've avoided loud there is any BrownNote, it's in all four versions -- all the music is bit-for-bit identical in all four of ''Red and noises where possible in their lives, as good hearing is required to notice the tones (human hearing slowly diminishes over time, with the effect being accelerated by loud noises).Green'', Japanese ''Blue'', ''Red and Blue'', and ''Yellow''.
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