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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.
30th Jul '16 8:38:50 PM IamTheCaligula
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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' plays around with both the GodNeedsPrayerBadly and ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve tropes quite a bit and, as a result, urban legends have begun popping up all over Gensoukyou lately. This culminated with the ''Urban Legend in Limbo'' incident during which various characters intentionally spread rumors and urban legends in order to make use of their powers. Notable urban legends that appeared in Gensoukyou during these turbulent times were [[StockNessMonster Nessie]], [[TheSevenMysteries The Seven Mysteries of the School]], TheMenInBlack, [[StringyHairedGhostGirl Okiku]], [[GlasgowGrin Kuchisake-Onna]], [[{{Creepypasta}} Hasshaku-sama]] and [[TheCallsAreComingFromInsideTheHouse Mary-san]] as well as [[MakeAWish the wish-granting Monkey Paw]], SpontaneousHumanCombustion and seven magical balls capable of granting whoever gathers all of them a single wish. This all eventually leads to a major OhCrap moment in ''Manga/ForbiddenScrollery'' when the oldest and most common urban legend of all time starts circulating: TheEndIsNigh.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' plays around with both the GodNeedsPrayerBadly and ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve tropes quite a bit and, as a result, urban legends have lately begun popping up all over Gensoukyou lately. Gensoukyou. This culminated with the ''Urban Legend in Limbo'' incident incident, during which various characters intentionally spread rumors and urban legends in order to make use of their powers. Notable urban legends that appeared in Gensoukyou during these turbulent times were [[StockNessMonster Nessie]], [[TheSevenMysteries The Seven Mysteries of the School]], TheMenInBlack, [[StringyHairedGhostGirl Okiku]], [[GlasgowGrin Kuchisake-Onna]], [[{{Creepypasta}} Hasshaku-sama]] and [[TheCallsAreComingFromInsideTheHouse Mary-san]] as well as [[MakeAWish the wish-granting wish-granting]] [[Literature/TheMonkeysPaw Monkey Paw]], SpontaneousHumanCombustion and seven magical balls capable of granting whoever gathers all of them a single wish. This all eventually leads to a major OhCrap moment in ''Manga/ForbiddenScrollery'' when the oldest and most common urban legend of all time starts circulating: TheEndIsNigh.
22nd Jun '16 9:27:03 PM LinTaylor
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* ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' states that the previous stories of all Kamen Riders before it have been passed down as these.


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* The ''Franchise/KamenRider'' franchise, particularly in the Heisei era (2000 onwards), claims that the Kamen Riders themselves are regarded as an urban legend by the world at large. This comes up primarily in ''Series/KamenRiderBlade'' and ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'', each of which has a member of the supporting cast who believes in the urban legend and ends up befriending the main character; in the former case, he even writes a book about it.
17th Jun '16 1:46:59 AM C2
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* There are MANY urban legends and rumors about Series/SesameStreet. The Muppet Wiki even has an [[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Rumors entire category about them.]] Many are also on ''{{WebSite/Snopes}}'' and some of the popular ones include an episode where Ernie dies, an episode where Bert and Ernie get married, and Cookie Monster being changed to the Veggie Monster, all of which are false. The rumor about a Muppet character appearing that is HIV-positive is actually true. She does, however, only appear on South African television, where AIDS is a large problem.

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* There are MANY urban legends and rumors about Series/SesameStreet. The Muppet Wiki even has an [[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Rumors entire category about them.]] Many are also on ''{{WebSite/Snopes}}'' and some of the popular ones include an episode where Ernie dies, an episode where Bert and Ernie get married, and Cookie Monster being changed to the Veggie Monster, all of which are false. The rumor about a Muppet character appearing that is HIV-positive is actually true. She does, however, only appear on the South African television, version of the show, where AIDS is a large problem.
16th Jun '16 11:04:34 PM Enlong
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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' plays around with both the GodNeedsPrayerBadly and ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve tropes quite a bit and, as a result, urban legends have begun popping up all over Gensoukyou lately. This culminated with the ''Urban Legend in Limbo'' incident during which various characters intentionally spread rumors and urban legends in order to make use of their powers. Notable urban legends that appeared in Gensoukyou during these turbulent times were [[StockNessMonster Nessie]], TheMenInBlack, [[StringyHairedGhostGirl Okiku]], [[GlasgowGrin Kuchisake-Onna]], [[{{Creepypasta}} Hasshaku-sama]] and [[TheCallsAreComingFromInsideTheHouse Mary-san]] as well as [[MakeAWish the wish-granting Monkey Paw]], SpontaneousHumanCombustion and seven magical balls capable of granting whoever gathers all of them a single wish. This all eventually leads to a major OhCrap moment in ''Manga/ForbiddenScrollery'' when the oldest and most common urban legend of all time starts circulating: TheEndIsNigh.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' plays around with both the GodNeedsPrayerBadly and ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve tropes quite a bit and, as a result, urban legends have begun popping up all over Gensoukyou lately. This culminated with the ''Urban Legend in Limbo'' incident during which various characters intentionally spread rumors and urban legends in order to make use of their powers. Notable urban legends that appeared in Gensoukyou during these turbulent times were [[StockNessMonster Nessie]], [[TheSevenMysteries The Seven Mysteries of the School]], TheMenInBlack, [[StringyHairedGhostGirl Okiku]], [[GlasgowGrin Kuchisake-Onna]], [[{{Creepypasta}} Hasshaku-sama]] and [[TheCallsAreComingFromInsideTheHouse Mary-san]] as well as [[MakeAWish the wish-granting Monkey Paw]], SpontaneousHumanCombustion and seven magical balls capable of granting whoever gathers all of them a single wish. This all eventually leads to a major OhCrap moment in ''Manga/ForbiddenScrollery'' when the oldest and most common urban legend of all time starts circulating: TheEndIsNigh.
27th May '16 5:03:35 PM eroock
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An '''Urban Legend''' is a story which imparts information or AnAesop (explicit or implicit) and which purports to be the account of a true event which happened locally, fairly recently, and to someone the teller knows (often a "friend of a friend"). Even though the story is supposedly merely secondhand, it has usually been passed along through several sources and altered in the telling (to make it more 'local,' plausible, or what have you). Some folklorists, like Jan Brunvand or the couple who run [[{{WebSite/Snopes}} Snopes.com]], collect these critters and try to evaluate their claims.

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An '''Urban Legend''' Urban Legend is a story which imparts information or AnAesop (explicit or implicit) and which purports to be the account of a true event which happened locally, fairly recently, and to someone the teller knows (often a "friend of a friend"). Even though the story is supposedly merely secondhand, it has usually been passed along through several sources and altered in the telling (to make it more 'local,' plausible, or what have you). Some folklorists, like Jan Brunvand or the couple who run [[{{WebSite/Snopes}} Snopes.com]], collect these critters and try to evaluate their claims.
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