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27th Nov '16 12:03:46 AM BackgroundGuy
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* The central plot device of ''Film/TheRing'' is an urban legend InUniverse.

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* The central plot device of ''Film/TheRing'' ''Film/TheRing'', Samara's killer videotape, is an urban legend InUniverse.
27th Nov '16 12:02:54 AM BackgroundGuy
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* The central plot device of ''Film/TheRing'' is an urban legend InUniverse.


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* WebVideo/Dark5 claim that they report on true information, but they are known to deal in fanciful urban legends from time to time, reporting well-known stories as fact.
26th Nov '16 10:09:56 AM Geoduck
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** The gang is supposed to represent five certain universities. One of the universities wasn't even established for two years after the show went into production. In reality, they are loosely based on the characters from the show TheManyLovesOfDobieGillis (Shaggy isn't a stoner hippie, he's a beatnik, based on Bob Denver's character from that show).

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** The gang is supposed to represent five certain universities. One of the universities wasn't even established for two years after the show went into production. In reality, they are loosely based on the characters from the show TheManyLovesOfDobieGillis ''Series/TheManyLovesOfDobieGillis'' (Shaggy isn't a stoner hippie, he's a beatnik, based on Bob Denver's character from that show).
25th Nov '16 3:44:08 AM Andyroid
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* The page photo is from an episode of WebAnimation/TeenGirlSquad. Health classes using stories of questionable veracity like this in an attempt to ScareEmStraight regarding drug abuse is, sadly, fairly common in RealLife.
** In one ''WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail'', Coach Z relates how he had two students named "Redan-Jello" and "Grape Flavored Jell-O With Fruit Floatin' In It"[[hottip:*:based on the popular urban legend of a black woman who named her children "Oranjello" and "Lemonjello"]] and also that if you flash your high-beams at a car with its headlights off, it's a ploy by gangsters to shoot you.

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* The page photo ''Franchise/HomestarRunner'':
** In issue 13 of WebAnimation/TeenGirlSquad, So and So scolds What's Her Face for drinking a "diet brown" soda while babysitting, hysterically shouting "Don't you remember health class?! You'll microwave the baby!" while holding up a book titled "(strike)urban legends(/strike) i mean health class". An unamused What's Her Face retorts "This
is from an episode of WebAnimation/TeenGirlSquad. Diet Brown, not PCP." Health classes using stories of questionable veracity like this in an attempt to ScareEmStraight regarding drug abuse is, sadly, fairly common in RealLife.
** In one ''WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail'', the ''WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail'' "winter pool", Coach Z relates how he had two students named "Redan-Jello" and "Grape Flavored Jell-O With Fruit Floatin' In It"[[hottip:*:based on the popular urban legend of a black woman who named her children "Oranjello" and "Lemonjello"]] and also that if you flash your high-beams at a car with its headlights off, it's a ploy by gangsters to shoot you.
6th Sep '16 4:18:32 PM saynightnight
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* Music/KurtCobain wrote a part of or all of [[Music/CourtneyLove Hole's}} debut: ''Music/LiveThroughThis.'' Kurt denied this while alive, Courtney Love and the rest of the band have denied it, there's no real evidence of it anywhere (other than he sang / played along with a few songs in their rehearsals during recording). Essentially, it boils down to people who just don't like Love, and want to deny she has any real talent (since most agree the first ''Hole'' album is really good).

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* Music/KurtCobain wrote a part of or all of [[Music/CourtneyLove Hole's}} Hole's]] debut: ''Music/LiveThroughThis.'' Kurt denied this while alive, Courtney Love and the rest of the band have denied it, there's no real evidence of it anywhere (other than he sang / played along with a few songs in their rehearsals during recording). Essentially, it boils down to people who just don't like Love, and want to deny she has any real talent (since most agree the first ''Hole'' album is really good).
23rd Aug '16 4:57:41 PM gewunomox
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* Creator/KurtCobain wrote a part of or all of [[Music/CourtneyLove Hole's}} debut: ''Music/LiveThroughThis.'' Kurt denied this while alive, Courtney Love and the rest of the band have denied it, there's no real evidence of it anywhere (other than he sang / played along with a few songs in their rehearsals during recording). Essentially, it boils down to people who just don't like Love, and want to deny she has any real talent (since most agree the first ''Hole'' album is really good).

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* Creator/KurtCobain Music/KurtCobain wrote a part of or all of [[Music/CourtneyLove Hole's}} debut: ''Music/LiveThroughThis.'' Kurt denied this while alive, Courtney Love and the rest of the band have denied it, there's no real evidence of it anywhere (other than he sang / played along with a few songs in their rehearsals during recording). Essentially, it boils down to people who just don't like Love, and want to deny she has any real talent (since most agree the first ''Hole'' album is really good).
18th Aug '16 3:55:36 PM 8BrickMario
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* Series 17 of the Toys/LivingDeadDolls is based on urban legends, and includes [[HookHand The Hook]], the [[OrganTheft Unwilling Donor]], [[MirrorMonster Bloody Mary]], [[SpidersAreScary Spider Bite]], and the [[BewareOfHitchhikingGhosts Vanishing Hitchhiker]]. Series 29 also takes on the tone of urban legends, with none of the characters having proper names, and referred to as real stories that still appear in our world.
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13th Aug '16 6:24:48 PM nombretomado
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* The popular myth that Creator/WaltDisney was cryogenically frozen, which was said to have been started by Disney animator [[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 cryogenically frozen, which was said to have been started by Disney animator [[DisneysNineOldMen [[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.
4th Aug '16 10:47:52 AM lavendermintrose
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* ''Anime/{{K}}'''s Clans and Kings are regarded as this by people not involved with them. Some of this is scene in the first season, when a news channel interviews random people on the street about the Silver King's [[spoiler: blimp crash and apparent death]]. A side story (''K: All Characters - Sakura Asama'') shows how this has exploded after the events of season 2, when [[spoiler: the Green Clan attempts to give the whole world superpowers]].
3rd Aug '16 12:43:44 AM shadowmanwkp
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* ''There Are Alligators In Our Sewers...'', co-authored by This Troper's great grand-uncle, is a collection of urban legends. But they get some of them wrong; for example, claiming that green M&Ms are poisonous when ''everybody'' knows that the reds are poison; greens are aphrodisiacs.

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* ''There Are Alligators In Our Sewers...'', co-authored by This Troper's great grand-uncle, '' is a collection of urban legends. But they get some of them wrong; for example, claiming that green M&Ms are poisonous when ''everybody'' knows that the reds are poison; greens are aphrodisiacs.
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