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->''"My reaction, when where babies came from was explained to me, was, and I quote, 'So you just take all your clothes off and bodyslam each other?'"''
-->-- '''[[http://projectnes.blogspot.com/2010/09/pierre-menard-author-of-nintendo.html Phil Sandifer]]'''

A conversation, usually between parent and child, about sex. May be occasioned by the question, "Where do babies come from?"

Generally occurs in two types.

'''Type 1''': A serious conversation that runs the gamut from mildly awkward to horribly painful, with the elder speaking nervously and the younger reaching for the BrainBleach. [[UnusualEuphemism The sexual acts and organs themselves are always described circumspectly]]. [[NotActuallyTheUltimateQuestion One frequent subversion is that the kid was asking for completely innocuous information]], like what to put on the "Sex" line of a form.

'''Type 2''': A humorous conversation in which the child proves to be far more versed in the subject than his/her parent, having already learned the Facts of Life from school, friends, and media. May end with the fascinated parents taking notes or interjecting "You can ''do'' that?" This subversion is common enough that it has become [[FromTheMouthsOfBabes a trope in itself]] (which makes this an UndeadHorseTrope).

Most often found in {{Teen Drama}}s but also PlayedForLaughs in comedies.

Sometimes comic effect is added by the parent using toys (e.g. a G.I. Joe and a Barbie doll) as visual aids. (Please ignore [[BarbieDollAnatomy the flaw in that arrangement]]...)

Occasionally, it's ''not'' played for laughs. [[DoubleStandard This seems to be especially true when the child or teenager on the receiving end is a girl]]. She may be advised that [[NatureAdoresAVirgin her virginity is something that makes her valuable]], and that [[DefiledForever losing it makes her lose that value...which she can never get back]]. Or, she may be advised that [[AllMenArePerverts "boys only want one thing."]] [[LieBackAndThinkOfEngland She may also be advised that sex is a marital "chore" for making babies and/or keeping her husband satisfied]], rather than something to be enjoyed for its own sake, or something where ''both'' partners can (and should) receive pleasure.

Compare ThisAndThat. No relation to the all-female TalkShow of same name.

!!Examples of Type 1:


* There was a Swedish ice cream manufacturer (whose trick was the fact that they drove up to your driveway, selling ice cream to the whole neighborhood) whose commercial showed a young boy showing a condom to his father and asking what it was and the father trying to figure out what to tell his son, only to be interrupted by the [[EarWorm insane, yet addictive jingle that tells us that the ice cream truck is about]], and then distracting the kid by offering him ice cream. Cut to the kid eating ice cream in front of the ice cream truck and showing the condom to another kid who ''also'' had a condom.
* There is [=McDonald's=] commercial where a young kid asks his father what sex is. They go to eat and you see him making gestures [[TakeOurWordForIt but don't hear what he says]]. After he's done the child says "all that goes here?" and shows a sign up sheet for soccer that was asking what his gender was.
* [=McDonald's=] are obviously fond of this trope - they also had an ad in the UK where a man finally succeeds in deflecting his daughter's questions about where babies come from by suggesting a trip to [=McDonald's=].
* A PSA had a thirteen-year-old boy come home from school, only to find that his dad had set up a diagram to talk about sex. Dad gives the kid a choice: talk about drugs, or talk about sex. They decide to talk about drugs.
* There is a really funny car ad in New Zealand, where a boy asks his father where he came from. The father then proceeds to explain to the son (with music playing on top of his words) while driving, with the help of visual innuendo and gestures. At the end, it doesn't end well.
* A Nando's ad from Australia has a kid asking his father where came from. He responds with a golfing analogy, talking about how he sometimes gets a 'hole in one' (just as his wife returns to the table). The kid then says that he thought they came from England.
* According to one blurb about Advertising/TheMostInterestingManInTheWorld: "He gave his father The Talk."
* {{Parodied}} in a Progressive Insurance commercial in which Flo describes the process of bundling home and auto insurance in a manner that makes it sound a ''lot'' like sex, complete with sexy background music and a horrified mother holding her son's ears shut. Flo even asks the mother if she'd rather the kid "learned it on the streets."

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In the anime ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', Tomo asks a drunken Kurosawa-sensei to explain it, which she does. We don't hear any dialogue, but are treated to the girls' reactions as their faces [[LuminescentBlush steadily become redder]] ([[ComicallyMissingThePoint with the exception of little Chiyo, who is clueless]]) and some odd arm movements. What makes it ''hilarious'' is the RelaxOVision (and music) accompanying the scene, and then, when Nyamo is sober again the next morning, [[HilarityEnsues Chiyo asks some questions.]] Watch the whole scene [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY8L_apFieE#t=1m20s here]].
* In ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'', Kaname gives a sort of similar talk to Sōsuke (though it was more explaining what "flirting" and "picking up women" is). No dialogue is heard, and his reaction is to turn deathly pale and break out into cold sweat, stammering that he "can't do that." Lord knows what his reaction would be should anyone ever give him The Talk about explicit sex. "Listen up! Flirting is... (fast forward mode) When a guy talks to a girl he doesn't know in the city or a store to invite them to hang around with them. The trick is to smile often, and show that you are a cheerful guy. If the girl agrees to come along, you can take her to a cafe or anywhere else you want. Entertain her plenty, smile constantly, and bring up conversations that modern girls would enjoy talking about. And be sure to include some moderate amount of compliments in between. And you have to pay the bill. In short, just act like Kurz-kun." At which point Sōsuke realizes he's in waaay over his head... (The dialogue has been Transcribed by intensive use of freeze-frame on a subtitled version of that episode.)
* Surprisingly enough, a similar phenomenon comes up in, of all things, the ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha'' movie. Shun has spent the first parts of the movie talking about how his mother sent him to find Ryu, but Ken notices something.
-->'''Ken:''' Hey, yeah! What about daddy? You can't have a baby without daddy! It's easy! You just have to-- (''Ryu covers his mouth'')
* Edgar Chan in ''Manga/DGrayMan'' attempts to give one to a young Kanda. [[http://www.mangareader.net/210-43761-12/dgray-man/chapter-190.html It goes as well as you expect.]]
* In ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'', when Yuji's mom gets pregnant, Shana innocently asks where babies come from. Everybody is too embarrassed to answer, even [[EldritchAbomination Alastor]].
* France reads a little bit from a "rare book" to Italy in an episode of ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''.
* Off-hand mentioned in the first episode of ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}'' when Tyson tries to sneak away from his grandfather:
-->'''Tyson's Grandfather''': It's time we had a lil' rap session
-->'''Tyson''': Not the 'birds and bees' speech
-->'''Tyson's Grandfather''': No, that's next week

* Creator/BillCosby did a routine about the time he had to have The Talk with his daughters. They walk in on him while he's urinating, saying, "Ohhhhhh, daddy! Yooo, daddy! You've got a wallie wallie!! Are we gonna get a wallie wallie too??" He shouts back, "No, you're not gettin' nothin'! Now get outta here!" They leave, but he knows he's going to have to have The Talk with them now, "because little five-and-four-year-olds--and they go to school--love to make up songs about things. 'We saw daddy's wallie wallie...'" And before long the teacher would arrive at his doorstep with the police. "Mr. Cosby, would you come along with us, please?" "What for?" "For showing your kids your wallie wallie." So he finds his daughters in their own bathroom trying to make their own wallie wallies come out, urinating all over the floor. His wife comes in and asks what the hell he's teaching the kids.
* 19-year-old comedian Daniel Sloss had a routine where he describes his father giving him The Talk. Subverted in that it was actually a talk about shaving... but poor Daniel ''thought'' it was about sex, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxyGrHsKTmo&feature=related which brings it into very close to Squick.]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* At the beginning of ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} and Son'', our hero learns that Obelix still thinks storks deliver babies and concludes they need to have a discussion. And they do, at the end. But judging from what Asterix is saying, he doesn't know what he's talking about or is laying the metaphors on too thick (or it could be the wine, this Talk is happening at a feast);
-->'''Asterix:''' ...So when the bees have collected their pollen the pretty flowers all get married, see?\\
'''Obelix:''' And how about storks? Scrunch! Where do the storks come into it?
* In ''Comicbook/SexCriminals'', middle-school girl Suzie tries to get some information from her alcoholic mother, only to get shot down rather brutally.
-->'''Suzie's Mom:''' What, Suzie?\\
'''Middle-school Suzie:''' I had a few questions?\\
'''Suzie's Mom:''' About ''what'', Suzie?\\
'''Middle-school Suzie:''' You know. Sex questions.\\
'''Suzie's Mom:''' Great. Now I'm raising a whore. (''takes drink'')\\
'''Present Suzie:''' (''narration'') Strike three.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Subverted in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' in which whenever Calvin asks his dad where babies come from, his dad always messes with him, [[LittleKnownFacts coming up with ridiculous answers]], such as him being dropped down the chimney by a pterodactyl (Calvin thinks that's cool), or a construction kit that was bought on sale. Calvin is only six years old. "Mostly they come from Sears, but ''you'' were a blue-light special at K-Mart. Almost as good, and a lot cheaper!"
* An entire ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}'' story arc involved preparation for a fishing trip for Walt and Jeremy. Finally, they're out on the boat, and it turns out Walt brought Jeremy out there... to have The Talk.
* In a ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' strip, Larry the crocodile's wife tells him to give their son the talk about "the birds and the bees". He finds his son and explains to him that birds are tasty and should be eaten, but bees will sting you and should be avoided.
* In the Franchise/NationalLampoon comic "Timberland Tales", Dr. Rogers attempts to teach little Maurice on the subject by observing two bears mating -- unfortunately the bears see them and it doesn't turn out well for either of them.
* In the Norwegian comic strip ComicStrip/Nemi, Nemi tells a boy she is babysitting facts about flowers and bees, because "his dad paid her to do so".[[note]]The Norwegian phrase is "the flowers and bees" instead of "birds"[[/note]]
--->'''Nemi:''' Broccoli is actually a flower, but that's not to say that you can give a girl broccoli. We prefer roses.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'':
** Defied:
-->'''Tristan:''' Joey, what's sex?\\
'''Joey:''' Well, Tristan, when a man and a woman love each other very much--\\
'''Tea:''' Joey, no! We mustn't let Tristan breed!\\
'''Joey:''' Nyah! Thanks, Tea. That was a close one.
** Though in a later episode, he inexplicably knows what it is.
-->'''Joey:''' Shut up, Tristan! You just want to get in Serenity's pants!\\
'''Tristan:''' No, I don't! I want to have sex with her! Oh, that's what you meant.
* In ''Webcomic/AlabasterTheDoomedSession'', the Talk is [[http://mspfanventures.com/?s=236&p=196 done and illustrated with the canon Homestuck characters]]. First we get to see the human version, the eponymous trope, then the troll variation, "the Carve" - since their custodians are mute.
* [[http://www.deviantart.com/art/Where-Do-What-Now-V-2-340258379 This]] ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' fanart portrays Vanellope asking Felix where new characters come from.
** [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8754781/1/Where-Do-Babies-Come-From "Where Do Babies Come From?"]], a fanfic based on the ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' FanArt, has Vanellope ask Felix where new programs come from. Felix keeps trying to avoid it, to Vanellope's increasing confusion and frustration, until Calhoun steps in and does it for him.
* ''Webcomic/AkiChansLife'': When Misato is revealed to be pregnant, the heated argument that breaks out is interrupted When the titular Aki arrives at the table wanting to know what everyone's talking about. Asuka uses the opportunity to drag Misato to another room for some "Girl talk", leaving ''Shinji'' the job of explaining to a 4-year old about the birds and the bees. Turns out to be a bad idea since Shinji, [[NoSocialSkills being]] [[{{Adorkable}} Shinji]], botches it and Aki runs into the room a few minutes later asking if [[spoiler: Kaji]] made Misato eat a baby. Asuka decides to take over after that.
* ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' fan works:
** An old ''Harry Potter'' FanFiction entitled ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/288735/1/ Plugs and Outlets]]'' featured Arthur Weasley explaining the facts of life to Ron in terms of the titular {{Muggle}} technology. The mostly hilarious sequel ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/340495/1/ Quills and Ink Bottles]]'' is the same principle applied to Molly Weasley telling Ginny about the facts of life, and the trilogy is completed with ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/358637/1/ Quidditch Anyone?]]'' in which Sirius Black tells Harry that there are several kinds of girls--represented by the different Quidditch balls.
** There is a ''Harry Potter'' [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2390459/19/ fan fiction]] in which Ginny, caught by her parents in a somewhat suggestive position, is then given The Talk by Arthur, using the metaphor of Plugs and Sockets, while short circuits represent pregnancy and childbirth.
** There are several good HP ones of Snape having to teach Sex Ed to Hogwarts students. [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1205523/1/ Example]].
** A variation of the above occurs in ''Fanfic/TheBoyWhoDiedALot'' where Snape finds it prudent to have a little talk with his Slytherin students. The emphasis of the speech is less on sex itself than the importance of consent, and the moral unacceptability of using coercive spells or love potions to force the act on the unwilling; according to Snape, such behaviour should be considered beneath them, and is grounds for expulsion. (The mood of the scene is lightened somewhat when Snape realises [=McGonagall=] has been standing at the door for the latter part of his speech.)
** There's one where Ron and Hermione are caught snogging by Ron's entire family, and all of the older Weasley men attempt to have The Talk with Ron, most hilariously the twins, who are armed with Muggle porn.
** Quite possibly the best ''Harry Potter'' Talk is from ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5435295/1/The_Bonds_of_Blood The Bonds of Blood]]''.
--->'''Sirius:''' Know what sex is?\\
'''Harry:''' Er, mostly.\\
'''Sirius:''' Do it before you're sixteen and I'll kick your ass.\\
'''Harry:''' Oh, okay.
** There is a hilarious ''Harry Potter'' fanfic in which Sirius was asked to give Harry a talk (about a certain Quidditch stunt, but he thought was THE talk), and the Twins - sensing how nervous Sirius was - started off with a crack about "When a Man Loves a Chipmunk", [[HilarityEnsues the whole thing went down hill fast]], and Harry is Traumatized.
** The Harry Potter fanfic ''FanFic/TheShoeboxProject'' had a chapter that touched on this in which each of the Marauders is given The Talk by each of their parents and, in Sirius' case, James' parents. While James' dad hems and haws his way through it all, James' mother plays it painfully straight:
--->"I'm never going to have sex," James says. "Life no longer has any meaning. Neither do breasts. I'm becoming a nun. Do you want to help me research nunneries?"\\
"I am going to become a castrato," Sirius replies in a dead voice, "and sing at the opera. Why, Prongs? Why, why, why?"\\
"It's your fault," James hisses, "you and your French poodle."\\
"I am full of misery," Sirius says. "The end is nigh."\\
"I blame you," James insists, without any vigor to the accusation. "You and your uncontrolled urges."\\
Sirius' head thunks as it hits the tiled wall. "My pamphlets are ''illustrated.''"\\
"My mum is a madwoman."\\
"Your dad tried to tell me about the ''facts of life.''"\\
"My mum used the phrase ''sexual intercourse.''"\\
"He said the word ''certainly'' at least ten times in one sentence."\\
"She spoke about ''her'' and ''my dad'' and -- you know."\\
"Oh God." Sirius peeks out from behind the curtain. "You win."
** There's ''[[http://musings-of-apathy.fanficauthors.net/Harry_Potter_and_the_Cracked_Reservoir/index/ Harry Potter and the Cracked Reservoir]]'' where each Weasley brother plays a prank on Harry as initiation into the family (he started dating Ginny). One of the pranks is convincing [=McGonagall=] to give Harry The Talk -- ''with animated diagrams''. Afterwards, Harry is coming to his dorms... and meets Ginny who has the same look he does -- her mother talked to her, too.
** There's a Harry×Luna fanfic, ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1437039/6/Harry_Potter_and_the_Awkward_Date Harry Potter and the Awkward Date]]'', where as soon as everyone hears that Harry asked Luna to go see a movie, they each try to give Harry what he calls "The Lecture". Almost none of them help.
** There's a hilarious one quite simply called ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5933215/1/The_Talk The Talk]]'' where because of his orphan status, various parental figures in Harry's life decide to give him The Talk. Independently. He ends up going through it ''six times''.
** In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7118223/1/ Elsewhere, but not Elsewhen]]'', The Talk goes UpToEleven and CrossesTheLineTwice or more as [[spoiler: it is Lord Voldemort who gives Harry the talk]].
** In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11001164/9/Society-of-the-Vesta-Accolates Society of the Vesta Accolates]]'' Draco Malfoy is so horrified by receiving The Talk from his father and then accidentally glimpsing his parents having sex that he and Harry drain an entire bottle of firewhiskey. In the following chapter Remus forbids Sirius from ever giving The Talk to Harry because when he tried it with Neville's father, he decided that bananas and a blow-up doll were needed as visual aids.
** In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10553003/7/Little-Dragon Little Dragon]]'' Molly and Arthur Weasley give Harry and Ron a hilariously muddled version of The Talk (complicated by the fact that [[MisterSeahorse some wizards can become pregnant]]) where Arthur tries to explain it in terms of plugs and outlets and Molly, well...
-->'''Molly:''' When a bird and a bee want to have a baby the bee will... 'sting' the bird and the bird will then lay an egg-\\
'''Ron/Harry:''' We're bee birds?/I don't want to lay an egg!
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' fan works:
** There's a ''[[Film/StarTrek Star Trek XI]]'' fic [[http://community.livejournal.com/st_xi_kink/8314.html?thread=23814266#t23814266 here,]] written for that fandom's KinkMeme where for family reasons Chekov had never been given the Talk, and the bridge team decides to rectify this. Unfortunately, rather than selecting one person to do this, almost all of them decide to chime in on it independently. Spock uses diagrams. Bones uses the ScareEmStraight method.
** There was a hilarious one in which {{Spock}} is mailed a pamphlet called "[[MateOrDie Pon Farr]] and you."
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fan works:
** A particularly funny fanfic has Naruto going around and asking all the adults in the village what sex is and keeping a journal of the info he gets as they all either brush him off or give him lewd advice. "NEVER GO INTO ANKO'S HOUSE! She has a bunch of weird equipment and she's hard to get away from when she gets her clothes off."
** ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3313914/1/ Fetish? What's a Fetish?]]'', a hilarious story about Naruto and Sasuke finding out all about sex and fetishes.
** ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3064884/1/The_Mating_Frenzy The Mating Frenzy]]'' has Tsunade order Kakashi, Asuma, Gai and Kurenai to "go wherever and explain to [their respective teams] the facts of life". HilarityEnsues:
*** Kakashi's way: Using Icha Icha Paradise.
*** Gai's way: Using "euphemism-filled poetry and interpretive dancing".
*** Asuma's way: "Here's a porno video. There's the TV. I'll be back in an hour."
*** Kurenai's way: Kiba using Akamaru's "special friend" to [[BrainBleach "demonstrate"]].
** In ''FanFic/KitsuneOnCampus'', Naruto is forced to give one to class 3-A as a punishment for [[spoiler: painting entire campus orange]]. He is less than pleased.
* Creator/DCComics fan works:
** There's a very funny fan fic called ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2759/1/The_Talk The Talk]]''. Batman, Nightwing, and Superman joined together to give the talk to Robin (Tim). They gave a special type of superhero talk that involves body armor.
** ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3464211/1/Litany Litany]]'' has two examples.
*** First, there is Batman calling Robin once he hears he dates Starfire. At the end of the chapter (we never actually hear the dialogue):
---->''Robin buried his face in his hands, embarrassed beyond belief.\\
"I still do not understand, man of bats. Please, tell me once more about these 'birds' and 'bees,' and why they are of such vital importance to Robin and myself." Starfire somehow managed to procure a pen and pad of paper. "Perhaps I should take notes, this time."''
*** The end of the fic is Mento calling Beast Boy, seeing him and Raven kissing, and saying "You see, when a, um... half-demon... uh, tolerates a, uh... changeling… very much..."
* A fanfic for ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' where the group is in Tethe'alla. Colette asks the OC about something that [[HandsomeLech Zelos]] did that involved a girl. Said OC completely freaks out and tells Colette to ask Regal, who in turn gets flustered and doesn't say anything. The next day Colette says that she found the Wonder Chef, who, when asked about sex, proceeded to tell it all to Colette. In detail. Including information about fetishes and erectile dysfunction. She blushes in the presence of Zelos and can't even hear the word 'wood' without freaking out.
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5772667/1/Nuts_and_Bolts Nuts and Bolts]]'' features [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]] giving the talk to his son. He is reluctant at first since he really doesn't see the reason why.
-->'''Pepper:''' Now, are you going to talk to him?\\
'''Tony:''' Nope.\\
'''Pepper:''' To-ny! Why not? How did you find out about all this?\\
'''Tony:''' Experimentation, and [[TheCasanova look how I turned out!]]
* Variations on Murdoc giving Noodle The Talk are almost a RunningGag in Music/{{Gorillaz}} fandom. [[http://chelonianmobile.deviantart.com/favourites/#/dotfwp An amusing example]] (worksafe fanart).
* A few ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' fanfics have sprung up which involve [[TheIngenue Rapunzel]] learning the finer points of romance and sex, including [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6540988/1/What_You_Dont_Know What You Don't Know]].
* In ''FanFic/TheLegendOfSpyroANewDawn'', Sparx reveals his dad had The Talk with him before he left home. He promptly changes the subject because he doesn't want to talk about it. Volteer and Cyril give a rather tame one to Cynder as well. Volteer was about to give a much more...detailed version by Cyril cut him off.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fan works:
** The fanfic ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/1983/The-Birds-and-the-Bees The Birds and the Bees]]'' has the Cutie Mark Crusaders getting into hilarious shenanigans as they try to figure out where foals come from, and repeatedly get the wrong idea from asking the Mane Six.
** In another fic, ''Estrus'', five of the Mane Six swap stories about how they first learned the facts of life after finding out that Twilight apparently has no idea what being "in heat" means. [[spoiler:Turns out it's a Type 2, as Twilight ''does'' know everything already, [[ExactWords she just never heard the expression "in heat"]]]].
** Played with in ''Webcomic/{{Hoofstuck}}'': Apple Bloom asks Pinkie Pie where foals come from. Pinkie's answer? [[http://mspfanventures.com/?s=484&p=220 They come from rocks.]]
--->'''Sweetie Belle:''' Well, Rarity ''does'' say that there can sometimes be interesting things inside of rocks, I guess.
** Subverted in ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/96436/regarding-the-need-for-sex-education Regarding The Need for Sex Education]]''; Twilight's parents apparently glossed over a ''lot'' of the details, resulting in a series of hilarious misunderstandings when she does finally become intimate with someone. [[spoiler:Specifically, her parents never bothered to spell out the fact that it's impossible to get pregnant from ''lesbian sex''.]]
--->'''Applejack:''' Yeah, well, Ah’m rethinkin’ my previous stand against sex education in schools, let me put it that way.
** ''[[FanFic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse Tales Of Ponyville]]'' features something of a hybrid between the two types. Cherilee misinterprets something Lyra said to conclude that Trixie is totally ignorant with regard to sex. Being a teacher, she can't let that stand, and proceeds to give Trixie the Talk to end all Talks, incorporating everything she learned in the course of a thoroughly misspent teenhood. Only after she has finished an exhaustive elaboration of equine sexuality does she find out that Trixie is perfectly aware of how sex works, she just finds it really, really, squicky.
* For ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'', Sealand gets an incredibly awkward and incomplete version of the talk from Sweden and Finland after accidentally walking in on them in [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7870821/1/Why_is_Mama_Moaning 'Why Is Mama Moaning?']].
* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6679010/1/VIVIO-S-QUEST-FOR-UNDERSTANDING VIVIO'S QUEST FOR UNDERSTANDING!]]'' [[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid Nanoha]] gives her daughter advice on sexual orientation, reproduction, and gender roles-- all specifically tailored to Vivio's unique situation. Like how, despite what she and Fate might think, babies generally do NOT come from test tubes, and there are ways that do NOT involve mad science.
* The kinkier side of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' fandom has a lot of fun speculating about whether feral child [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite N]] has learned the facts of life, and from whom. The guesses (and resulting fics) range from "clueless virgin" to "[[ADateWithRosiePalms self-taught]]" to "well-versed in the ways of [[HotSkittyOnWailordAction Skitty and Wailord]]".
* This happens between Kamina and Simon in the ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5421567/1/The-Talk The Talk]]. Somewhat unique in that Kamina, the parental figure, completely lacks embarrassment while discussing this topic and doesn't actually know anything about pregnancy.
--> '''Kamina:''' If you're lucky when you get to the vagina, the sperm shoots right through the egg like a bullet. No babies.
* In the ''Manga/DeathNote'' CrackFic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5145663/1/ Parental Guidance]]'', Souichiro Yagami insists on giving Light the talk while L listens in and gives his ever-helpful input on the matter.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' fan works:
** The fanfic ''Fanfic/BringMeAllYourElderly'' has a scene where Aang tries to get his [[Film/TheLastAirbender movie counterpart]] to realize that movie!Katara is, in fact, a girl and he should be attracted to her. Aang just keeps digging himself deeper and confusing movie!Aang.
** Most ''Avatar'' fics on this subject have Sokka (or another older character) giving KidHero Aang the talk. But ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5514910/1/The-Innocence-of-Youth The Innocence of Youth]]'' has an interesting twist on this: it has the teenaged monks of the Air Temple eager to tell an apparently innocent Aang everything they know, only to find that Aang is already pretty knowledgeable on the subject. [[FunnyMoments Hilariously]], when Sokka (a century later) decides to give Aang "the most enlightening conversation [[he'll]] ever have," it turns out that he actually knows ''less'' about sex than the younger kid.
** [[http://kaen-daughter-of-loki.tumblr.com/post/62375354972 This tumblr post]], in which Fire Lord Ozai attempts to explain reproduction to Zuko and Azula. [[EvilOverlord Ozai]] being [[AxCrazy Ozai]], it doesn't go well.
--->'''Ozai:''' It is time for us to have "The Talk."\\
'''Azula:''' [[OhCrap Zuzu, I'm frightened.]]\\
'''Zuko:''' [[ThisIsGonnaSuck Azula, hold me.]]\\
'''Azula:''' [[LesYay I don't think Ty Lee has a volcano...]]\\
'''Zuko:''' But I don't like farming... or fruit...
* A ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' fanfic, aptly titled ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9525082/1/The-Birds-and-the-Bees The Birds and the Bees]]'', has an angry, sexually frustrated [[DrillSergeantNasty Keith Shadis]] being forced to give the 104th training squad a sex ed class, which is funny enough. What makes it hilarious is that most of the cadets are totally clueless about sex and reproduction.
-->'''Armin:''' (''on receiving a condom'') Is this some sort of training device?\\
'''Shadis:''' It keeps the girl from getting knocked up, period. So wrap that shit up if you're going to bump uglies, you got that?
* It goes both ways in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' story ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5342030/1/Supplemental-Rules-and-Regulations Supplemental Rules and Regulations]]''. At the end of chapter fourteen, Roy is enlisted to give the Elrics The Talk. Loud, outgoing Ed blushes and sputters. Sweet, ''innocent'' Al on the other hand asks, "What do you want to know?" Made even more hilarious by the bit in chapter sixteen where we find out that Roy was unanimously elected by his subordinates and best friend to do it, without giving him any say in the matter.
* In the ''Manga/SoulEater'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6388290/10/Something-Sweet Something Sweet]]'', twelve-year-old Crona, who is beginning puberty, attempts to ask his [[AbusiveParents mother Medusa]] what's happening to him, but she blows him off rather cruelly, telling him to never ask her again and just ignore it or he will die. So ''Ragnarok'' decides to give him the talk instead.
-->'''Ragnarok:''' Alright. Now sit up and listen, because I'm only explaining this once...
* ''Fanfic/TimeFixersNicktoonsOfTheFuture'' episode "Princess Kida" has a subplot with Junior wanting to know where babies come from after finding out they don't really come from the stork like his parents told him. Jimmy is too embarrassed to tell him, Yuki tells him babies come from clouds, Kida seems to think they grow on trees, [=SpongeTron=] was told that they are manufactured at a factory, Tommy thinks they come from eggs, and Tammy thinks they grow from seeds.
* [[http://kaen-daughter-of-loki.tumblr.com/post/87857039446/textsfromgayswimmers-i-dont-think-i-ever-got This tumblr post]], for ''Anime/{{Free}}'' [[BigBrotherInstinct Protective big brother Rin]] attempts to give his sister Gou the talk (via text message) when he finds out she's dating somebody, but the AnimalMotifs analogy he uses makes it pretty clear he's thinking of [[HoYay his own relationship.]]
-->'''Rin:''' It's called the birds and the bees but fuck that bugs suck and who gives a flying fuck about birds. It's all about the sharks and the dolphin.\\
'''Gou:''' This is worse than I thought Rin please\\
'''Rin:''' Shut up and let me talk! Ok so sharks and dolphins. Sometimes, sharks and dolphins, against the laws of nature fall in love and want to bang. So sharks act all gracious and romantic and are the damn casanovas of the animals kingdom. Dolphins, on the other hand, are pieces of shit that ignore everything and only care about diving into water and swimming. Won't even call you back fuckin son of a bitch.\\
'''Gou:''' Rin, I don't understand how this is at all a lesson in sex education. Also who am I supposed to be in this situation?\\
'''Rin:''' Will you shut up Gou tHIS ISN'T EVEN ABOUT YOU RIGHT NOW
* XMenFirstClass fic [[http://archiveofourown.org/series/82162 Stars From Home]] implies that this happens--the chapter ends with Scott asking Charles where babies come from. Made all the more awkward by the fact that Scott is ''sixteen'' and [[ADateWithRosiePalms not completely innocent]].
* In ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'', Misato decides that her young wards need to hear "The Talk". Shinji and Asuka's reaction was try to endure it as long as possible, but they ran screaming eventually.
-->The mortification the two of them experienced after Misato gave them ‘The Talk’ in the morning lasted for days, especially since Misato was so cheerfully nonchalant about the whole thing and seemed completely unashamed about the explicitness of her explanations. They had only been able to stare in mute horror as she showed them where her stash of condoms was located before she proceeded to give a demonstration on how to actually put one on using a banana as reference.\\
Their protests of “Too much information!” went on deaf ears, and even seemed to egg Misato on. When she started giving tips they had simply run screaming from the apartment, holding their ears.]
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' fic ''FanFic/MyMirrorSwordAndShield: Nunnally notes that she really needs her brother to give her the talk as her knowledge is limited to what she sees in romantic novels and what Euphemia shows her with her relationship. But Lelouch refuses thinking that she's too young to know.
** Suzaku laments that "The Talk" his adoptive mother gave him turned out to be completely useless. His adoptive mother only told him about the mechanics of heterosexual sex but Suzaku realizes that he's gay.
* In the ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' fanfic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/5003746 Wherein Alphys Teaches Mettaton about Sex]]'', Alphys upgrades Mettaton to be, ahem, "fully functional", since it doesn't seem fair to leave him without the option just because she's too embarrassed. She then has to explain exactly what these new parts are supposed to do. [[spoiler:She winds up showing him Transformers porn.]]
* ''Fanfic/AnAstralDropInHeatherfield'' has Susan deliver "The Talk" to Hope who then swears an oath.
-->"I solemnly swear... no boy touches my unclad body... until I am at least sixteen... Is that sixteen counting from November?" I asked, realising a slight possible conflict between what I was reciting and my actual circumstances. Sixteen years from the date of my creation would be after Will's twenty-ninth birthday.\\
"Let's count that as your thirteenth birthday, Hope. Mind you, I wouldn't be upset if you waited a good bit more than three years, but that's all I'm insisting on."\\
"For the next three years, then... and either you or Will gives me a second opinon... cross my heart..." Mom stopped me and moved my hand through what was apparently the proper way of doing that. "...and hope to die."\\

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBossBaby'', Tim implies that his father gave him some version of this. The Boss Baby is grossed out when he whispers to him a brief version of it. Tim admits that he didn't really find it believable.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Subverted (like you'd expect any different) in ''[[Film/TheAddamsFamily The Addams Family Values]]''. Morticia is having a baby, so Wednesday and Pugsley are in the waiting room. As a young girl tells the story about a wish turning into a diamond that grows in the cabbage patch and turns into a baby as it's delivered by the stork, Wednesday, in one of Christina Ricci's best [[JustForPun deliveries]] ever, baldly states "My parents are having a baby. They had sex."
* Inverted in ''Film/{{Pleasantville}}'', where Reese Witherspoon's character had to give "The Talk" to her mother (on the overly clean-cut TV sitcom from TheFifties [[TrappedInTVLand in which her and her brother have been trapped]]).
%%* Painfully, ''painfully'' straight in ''Film/AmericanPie''.
* In ''Film/{{Beethoven}}'s 2nd'', a brother and a sister desperately need to distract their parents from their scheme... so the six-year-old sister goes to their father and asks where babies come from. It works wonderfully.
* The Daniel Stern movie ''Film/{{Bushwhacked}}'' features Stern's character as a fake Scout Leader delivering "the talk" to the boys in his scout group ''vividly'', with help from action figures.
* ''Film/MyGirl'': Vada gets one from Shelly after her period. Her reaction: "My mom and dad did THAT?...I think it should be outlawed!"
* In ''[[Film/NationalLampoonsVacation National Lampoon Vegas Vacation]]'', Clark Griswold observes his son Rusty checking out the babes by the pool at their Las Vegas resort hotel. He then launches into a filibuster that sounds more like a horticulture lecture than a sex talk. Rusty interjects, ending the scene with the following exchange.
-->'''Rusty:''' Dad, if this is about sex, I already know.\\
'''Clark:''' Oh... glad we talked, Russ.
* Averted in ''Film/{{Critters}}'', when the father gets concerned about his daughter's dating, and asks the mother if she's "talked to her about the way things are". Mom's reply ("Years ago") stuns him, but also lets him off the hook for undertaking this trope.
* ''Film/NowAndThen'' Chrissy gets the talk from her mother (Bonnie Hunt), who is portrayed as either a sexophobe or just overly concerned about her daughter growing up. She starts by explaining that "every woman has a [[UnusualEuphemism garden, and it needs a hose to water it]]." The narrator, Sam (Demi Moore) explains that as a result of this conversation, Chrissy will develop a lifetime obsession with gardening.
* ''Film/BicentennialMan'': Andrew is given one by his master, and expresses sorrow over the millions of deaths of unfertilized sperm.
* A Sundance short-film, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3gNQ2KYCb4 Late Bloomer]]'', has one of the most twisted and Lovecraftian takes on The Talk. Yes. Creator/HPLovecraft.
* Charlie has an ''exceptionally'' awkward one with Bella in ''[[Literature/{{Twilight}} Eclipse]]''. Billy Burke and Kristen Stewart's reactions make it ''hilarious''.
-->'''Charlie:''' So... you guys are... taking precautions and...\\
'''Bella:''' Okay, Dad, please just don't worry about... ''that''. Edward is... old school.\\
'''Charlie:''' "Old School". Great. What's that, like, code for something --\\
'''Bella:''' Oh my God! Dad? I'm a virgin.\\
'''Charlie:''' AHHH! D-d-d... okay, good. Glad we covered that.\\
'''Bella:''' Me too!
* In the Michael Keaton film ''My Life'', one of the videos that Bob Jones records for his son is supposed to be him giving the talk, but it doesn't get past him saying the word "Sex" followed by an extremely long pause before he turns off the recording.
* ''Film/{{Sleeper}}'': Woody Allen's character recalls his childhood.
-->'''Miles Monroe:''' When I asked my mother where babies came from, she thought I said "rabies". She said you get them from being bitten by a dog. The next week, a woman on my block gave birth to triplets... I thought she'd been bitten by a great dane.
* ''{{Film/Maurice}}:'' On a group outing to the beach, family friend Mr. Ducie gives "the talk" to the young (and orphaned) Maurice. Beginning very awkwardly (and using clinical Latin terminology), Mr. Ducie sketches the body parts in the sand with a stick--growing more and more enthusiastic with his speech and his drawings. As they walk away, Mr. Ducie is horrified when a young girl in the party stumbles across his sand drawings.

* A religious Jewish Israeli joke features a young boy asking his father what "gay" means. The father explains him the whole shtick in detail, and finally the shocked little boy asks, "So what's [='=]''tsalmavet''[='=]?"[[note]]"Gei" is the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Construct_state construct state]] of ''gai'', "valley". ''Tsalmavet'' means "the shadow of death". In other words, the kid wanted to know what Psalms 23:4 meant.[[/note]]
* A kid comes home from school and says "We learned how to make babies today!" Her mom doesn't think that sex ed was on the curriculum so she asks, "Really? How?" The kid says "Well, you take off the 'y' and add 'ies'."
* A Frenchwoman asks her husband to give their son TheTalk, but be sensitive about it and start with bees and butterflies. The man goes to his son and tells him: "Pierre, remember our visit to Madam Josie's place last week?" "Yes, papa." "Well, bees and butterfly have it the same way."
* A widowed mother, raising her son by herself is seeing him get married, but she never had the time to have The Talk with him as she was so busy working for the family. She pulled her son over after the ceremony and told him "Son, I've never had time to tell you the facts of life in detail, so I'll make this quick. When you go to bed with your wife tonight, take the stiffest part of your body and jam it in the place where she uses the bathroom." The son nods in agreement, hugs mom, and takes off with his wife for their honeymoon. A little after midnight, mother's phone rings. She groggily answers "Hello?" It's her son: "Mom, I jammed my foot in the toilet. ''Now'' what?"
* A girl went to her mother and asked where the new baby next door came from. The mother explained that the stork had dropped him off. Then the girl asked about the twins born down the street. The mother explained how the stork held one baby in each foot. The little girl exclaimed "Geez, doesn't anyone ''fuck'' in this neighborhood?"

* Early on in ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' we are told that not only have Jerin's father and grandfather given him TheTalk, they put much emphasis on teaching him how to keep his future [[ExoticExtendedMarriage multiple wives]] happy. His father told him to keep a schedule of one night per wife, eldest to youngest, repeat, and never let his wives know who his favourite is if he has one. What his grandfather taught him is only [[SexGod hinted at]]. Where babies come from seems to be common knowledge in the setting, as men are [[GenderRarityValue extremely rare]] and Jerin's former teacher freely tells him that she looks forward to getting married; not so much because of the husband but because of the pregnancy. On the other hand, it is considered improper to talk about miscarriage and stillbirth in front of young menfolk like Jerin.
* Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels have played with this.
** There were two attempts by the older witches in the Lancre Coven to explain it to Magrat (who's almost a {{Chaste Hero}}ine). In ''Discworld/WyrdSisters'', Granny Weatherwax quickly decides (as she did with Esk in ''Discworld/EqualRites'') that she's not up to the task, being a {{Celibate Hero}}ine herself. In ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies'', the decidedly non-celibate Nanny Ogg makes a more spirited attempt that is completely misunderstood ("After the wedding, is what I'm hinting about." "Oh, ''that''. No, most of that's being done by a caterer."), although it later transpires that Magrat was deliberately winding her up (and instead has sent away for a book on the subject, which turns out to be on ''martial arts'', not marital arts). Verrence instead gets his information from [[TheCasanova Casanunda]] and [[BawdySong an interesting song sung by Nanny Ogg]]. They eventually also manage to get a proper book on marital arts; Nanny finds it one day while snooping around in the Royal bedroom. She spends a few productive minutes drawing mustaches on the pictures, which leads to Verence asking where he could buy some false mustaches. They apparently figure it out eventually, as ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'' starts with the birth of their daughter.
** In ''Discworld/TheLastContinent'', a group of wizards have to try to explain to the God of Evolution what sex is. It leads to a very, very amusing conversation, and gets even more awkward for the wizards when the normally straitlaced housekeeper, Mrs. Whitlow, volunteers to explain "the facts of life" to the God (and prompts the wizards to wonder, out of morbid curiouity, what Mr. Whitlow's life was like).
** At another point in the book, when the wizards are facing down the notion that they are the only men and Mrs. Whitlow the only woman who are likely to come along for some time (like thousands of years), they speculate that there must have been a Mr. Whitlow at some point, because she's, well, ''Mrs.'' Whitlow. A different book references a "Hepzibah Whitlow" in passing, who may be related, and, if the actual wizard rules on marriage (frowned upon, but never actually forbidden, as such) are anything to go by, may even be the man we're looking for.
** In ''Discworld/IShallWearMidnight'', Tiffany finds herself having to give The Talk to Letitia, who doesn't believe her.
** Averted in the case of Carrot Ironfounderson, whose adoptive dwarf parents had intended to give him The Talk at ''dwarf'' adolescence, i.e. age 50. Carrot's girlfriend Angua opts for demonstration over explanation.
* The parody "To the Batpole!" in the anthology ''Batman Unauthorized'' imagines how this conversation might have gone between a teenaged [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]] and Alfred.
* In the novel ''Literature/TheDukeAndI'', Violet Bridgerton has had 8 children, and yet still can't get up the nerve to give the talk to her oldest daughter Daphne the night before her wedding. This leads to a reverse MissConception situation, where Daphne (who wants kids) has no idea that what her husband's doing with her will actively prevent them. The other Bridgerton sisters make sure to get The Talk from a maid instead after that.
* In ''Literature/MemoirsOfAGeisha'', Mameha was explaining to a young Sayuri what happens when a man's eel wants to go into a woman's cave.
* In ''Literature/ATreeGrowsInBrooklyn'', Francie, curious about sex but with no books to read about it, gets her mother to explain it to her. The narration glosses it over, but Katie tells what she knows as best she can, using blunt words where she didn't know other ones.
* ''Literature/TheMonk'': Strangely enough for an 18th-century novel, and for a church scene, Antonia almost gets one of these in the first chapter from her busybody MaidenAunt. Luckily for the reader and for Antonia, Ambrosio's entrance interrupts.
* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'': There's an exceptionally awkward one between Charlie and Bella Swan ''Eclipse''. In the novel it just comes across as fairly uncomfortable, but in the movie (see above) Billy Burke and Kristen Stewart's reactions make it hilarious.
* In the last book of''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar The Collegium Chronicles]]''. Herald Jakyr asks Mags about his relationship with Amily and is prepared to give him some form of TheTalk. Mags explains that he knows the basics, but has no clue about how to make it pleasurable for Amily. Herald Jakyr, realizing that his planned speech is useless, then proceeds to explain to Mags (who is horribly embarrassed by this) how to go about doing exactly that.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Sandy and Seth Cohen's exchange in episode 1.19 of ''Series/TheOC''.
* An odd example of this is in the live-action version of ''Series/TheTick'', where Janet and Batmanuel try to explain sex to The Tick.
* Done on ''Series/TheWonderYears.'' Doug Porter goes into a catatonic state after receiving The Talk.
* On ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' in the episode "Hysteria", Elliot tries to give daughter Kathleen The Talk by speaking entirely in soccer metaphors, after which Kathleen reassures her father she's a virgin.
* There's a similar scene in ''Series/LifeGoesOn''. After accidentally spending the night at her boyfriend's house (they fell asleep watching TV), Drew tries to give Becca the talk as she prepares for her driving test. "''You don't want to merge unless you're absolutely sure''". An irritated Becca snaps that cars have nothing to do with sex.
* ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'':
** Nicely subverted in "Cheerleader". Hal sits Reese, Malcolm, and Dewey down for "the talk" (because he doesn't want to have to have a separate talk for each one), complete with an action figure and something that resembles a Barbie. Beginning with "I wanna tell you about what happens when a boy really likes a girl," shortly into the talk he follows with "...and if they love each other, and take the proper precautions, they have sex. But I've told you about that already." ''This'' talk turns out to be about how the men in the family do everything possible to screw up relationships.
** Double-subverted in a later episode. Lois finds out that Malcolm and his girlfriend are getting serious and, since she's leaving soon and won't have time to give him all the lessons he needs, drags poor Malcolm around in an endless car-trip where she tells him ''in graphic detail'' everything she thinks he'll ever need to know about sex. Subverted in that Malcolm already knows all of this and doesn't want to hear it from his mom... [[spoiler:and then double-subverted when he actually learns an extremely important lesson from her towards the end]]. After all, doesn't ''every'' teenager think they know it all?
%%* Played painfully straight repeatedly in multiple episodes of ''Series/SeventhHeaven''.
* ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'':
** A reluctant Dan has to give this talk to DJ after he catches him [[ADateWithRosiePalms masturbating]].
** An earlier episode plays with this by having Roseanne and Dan preparing to give this to Becky, then discovering that Darlene actually needs it more.
* ''Series/TheAndyGriffithShow'': Andy literally tells Opie, "Sometimes, when a man and a woman love each other very much..." and the show dissolves away. Opie tells a friend afterward that he knew all about it already, but didn't say anything since Andy was so eager to tell him.
* In ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', sometimes the 'bots ask Joel what the characters in a romantic scene are doing, to his usual reply of "They're sharing secrets." Given Crow and Servo's PingPongNaivete on the topic, they're probably just making Joel feel awkward for the fun of it.
** One episode ends with Pearl starting to explain things to Bobo after he finds some interesting "balloons" in a men's room vending machine.
** A host segment during the episode covering ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S08E11PartsTheClonusHorror Parts: The Clonus Horror]]'' had the Mads giving "the talk" to a trio of superpowered Space Children. Pearl rambles on and bitterly about her own failed relationships, Brain Guy gives a surprisingly poetic description of love [[StrawVulcan before denouncing the emotion as unnecessary]], and Professor Bobo's advice is... questionable, since it's geared towards Ape Man mating rituals.
--->'''Bobo:''' You're gonna get kicked in the face, that's always part of it... just grab one leg and hold on tight!
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Monk}}'', the title character gives this to Natalie's daughter; he is particularly ill-suited for it.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'':
** Subverted memorably in an episode centering around Rya'c getting [[WeddingDay married]] in a traditional [[HumanAliens Jaffa]] ceremony:
--->'''Teal'c:''' Before your departure, there is a matter that bears discussion.\\
'''Rya'c:''' Father, I am aware of the ways between a man and a woman.\\
'''Teal'c:''' Good. Then you are prepared for the [[{{Sting}} Rite of Or'nok]].\\
'''Rya'c:''' Surely it is not still expected?\\
'''Teal'c:''' On the first eve of shim'owa. My advice is that the knife be as sharp as possible.\\
'''Rya'c:''' Perhaps Kar'yn is right. Not all of the old traditions are worth holding on to.
** The audience knows it's going in a different direction, but Daniel's conversation with Reece (a young, female android) in "Menace" initially sounds like it's heading into The Talk territory. Instead, he's trying to tell her that she's a machine, not a human.
--->'''Daniel:''' But despite the fact that you and I look very much the same, we're very different.\\
'''Reece:''' That's obvious.\\
'''Daniel:''' I mean on the inside.\\
'''Reece:''' How?
* ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'':
** Edmund attempts to explain to Baldrick how chickens are made ("A mummy bird, and a daddy bird, who love each other very much, get certain urges...") before Baldrick interrupts with a cunning plan.
** In another episode, when Baldrick asks for permission to ask a question, Blackadder replies "Granted, as long as it's not the one about where babies come from."
* In ''Series/{{Mortified}}'', Taylor spends an entire episode fleeing from her parents who she thinks are trying to give her The Talk. Finally cornered, she discovers that they actually want to talk to her about doing her share of the household chores now that she is older. Relieved, she immediately agrees and starts doing the dishes with her mother. However, her mother then takes advantage of having a captive audience to actually give her The Talk.
* ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'':
** Dr. Quinn asks Sully to give this to son Matthew when he begins courting immigrant girl Ingrid.
** She ends up needing a version of The Talk herself, with her only knowledge of sex coming from her medical books. Despite being a 30-something woman, she's still a virgin and nervous about her impending wedding night. Luckily, her friend Dorothy is there to offer her advice.
** An episode plays the trope semi-straight for a different kind of comedy. After her son was spotted when he tried to spy on some skinny-dipping girls, his mother decides he's old enough for The Talk... and, being a medical doctor, proceeds to read from a textbook on the subject. For hours, apparently. He's bored stiff [[ThatCameOutWrong (NOT THAT WAY)]] and more confused than ever by the end.
* A sketch from Peter Cook and Dudley Moore's show ''Series/NotOnlyButAlso'' has an upper-class British gent trying to explain the facts of life with his naive 18 year old son, who doesn't want to believe the "filthy things they say at school". After much stalling ("In order for you to be brought about... it was necessary for your mother and I... to do something.") he makes wild claims that his son's conception was through his mother sitting in the same chair that he had been in and "was still warm... from my body". The conversation eventually escalates into them discussing Uncle Bertie ("Dirty Uncle Bertie they call him at school." "And they're right, Roger! Uncle Bertie is a dirty, ''dirty'' man"). [[http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=d0Z1QGpTZSo The sketch can be viewed here]].
* ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'':
** Subverted by a sketch in which Fry asks Laurie (playing his son) if he knows where babies come from. Laurie replies "I always sort of assumed that you put your penis into mummy's vagina and then intercourse occured". Fry responds that this is indeed what they told him but that it is a bit more complicated than that, going on to say that somehow carpets are involved in the process. (The whole sketch turns into a spoof plug for the show's supposed sponsor's "Tideyman's Carpets').
** Even better in another Fry and Laurie sketch when a father (Laurie) brings his son to the headmaster (Fry) complaining about the "vulgar lies" his son had been taught in his biology class. "Sexual intercourse sometimes leads to pregnancy in the adult female." Apparently the man believed that children came out of nowhere after a man and woman had gotten married and bought a house.
* Played with on ''Series/{{Heroes}}''. Bennet brings up the subject of boyfriends, and Claire fears that they are going to have The Talk ''again''. Fortunately, he merely wants to discuss how a boyfriend [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies might be dangerous, as their family is in hiding]].
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Buffy and her mom have a different kind of talk after Angelus tells Joyce that he and Buffy had sex. It is played not for laughs, but for angst, as it brings up the emotional agony Buffy is suffering as a result of Angel losing his soul.
** In another episode it is played for laughs, as Buffy and Xander offer unsolicited advice to Giles who is struggling over asking Ms. Calendar on a date -- Xander asks if they should discuss the facts of life, pointing out that the stork is "a smokescreen".
* ''Series/{{MASH}}'': In several early episodes Colonel Blake has to lecture the men on the dangers of catching venereal disease from the local prostitutes, which leads to him resembling an embarrassed father giving The Talk.
* ''Series/TheColbertReport'': Stephen Colbert [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/229656/june-04-2009/the-word---just-don-t-do-it once]] did a "[[ScareEmStraight different]]" Talk.
%%* Was a RunningGag on ''Series/ClarissaExplainsItAll''.
* Allison from ''Series/LivingWithFran'' receives two talks. One takes place before the series and is the "How and What", the later one is the "Who and When".
* Defied on ''Series/ICarly''. Carly, visibly {{Squick}}ed, tells Spencer she's not having that conversation with him. Spencer is understandably grateful.
* Mentioned in ''Series/TheAdventuresOfPeteAndPete''. Dad wants to have a talk (not The Talk) with younger Pete but younger Pete thinks they're gonna have The Talk Cue CrowningMomentOfFunny:
-->'''Dad:''' (''to Little Pete'') Pete, we need to have a talk, as father to son.\\
'''Little Pete:''' Oh, don't worry, dad. Artie already had that talk with me.\\
(''Mom faints'')
* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'':
** In the episode "Amok Time", Kirk and Spock's conversation about [[MateOrDie pon farr]] plays out a bit like this. "[[CrowningMomentOfFunny Are you referring to... Vulcan biology]]?"
** There's also "Charlie X", in which Kirk and [=McCoy=] debate hotly who has to give the titular Charlie "The Talk". Turns out Kirk's absolute rubbish at it. Trips over himself the whole way and ends up telling Charlie almost nothing.
* ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' episode "The Birds...and...um...Bees" has Mary getting roped into giving The Talk to Phyllis's daughter, Bess.
* ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'' has an episode involving Robert telling his son about the birds and the bees.
* Spoofed in an episode of ''Series/AlexiSaylesStuff'', in the middle of a recreation of the police show ''Series/JulietBravo'': One (grown-up) police officer apparently doesn't understand what "women" are, so his female superior calls in another couple of officers to explain "the birds and the bees". This consist of the two officers, wearing bird and bee costumes over their uniforms, performing the following dialogue, woodenly, reading from their notebooks:
-->'''Bee Officer:''' Buzz buzz buzz. I really like that bird.\\
'''Bird Officer:''' Flutter flutter flutter. And I really like that bee.\\
'''Both:''' (''together'') We'll both have to get married.\\
'''Ignorant Officer:''' ... Is it something to do with receiving stolen goods?
* ''Series/AllInTheFamily'': In the flashback episode dealing with Mike and Gloria's WeddingDay, a very flustered Edith attempts to give one of these to Gloria...who gently and discreetly lets her mother know she already understands what she needs to. It's actually one of the show's [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Crowning Moments of Heartwarming]].
* Happens in ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' in one episode revolving around this trope involving Ashley's curiousness about sex.
-->'''Will:''' (''with Carlton and Hilary behind him'') Someone in this house needs to talk about sex, and it ain't one of us.\\
'''Uncle Phil:''' Oh, Lord; please let it be Geoffery!
* On ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'', Tommy got this [[SarcasmMode highly detailed]] sex-ed lesson at school:
-->'''Coach:''' Well... your, uh, man and your... your male and female... they have these certain parts that are, uh... how do you call, uh... complementary to each other. (''awkward pause'') These parts come into play. (''awkward pause'') And that's how we all were born.\\
'''Tommy:''' I'm sorry, but can we get someone who's actually ''had'' sex to teach this class?
* Lampshaded in ''Series/LoisAndClark'', where Superman comes to a scientist after he married Lois and stated that he needs to talk since he has a girl now. The scientist thinks at first Superman needs The Talk, but turns out it was about genetic compatibility.
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'' manages a surprisingly touching and noteworthy scene between a father, Burt, and his gay son, Kurt. It is awkward, but not as much as it could have been -- rather than getting into the mechanics of it, Burt (who's pretty clueless about gay sex anyway) gives Kurt pamphlets to read, and proceeds to talk to him about the ''emotional'' impact that sex can have on a man.
-->'''Burt:''' Believe me, I want to do this even less than you do. This is gonna suck for both of us. But we will get through it together, and we will both be better men because of it. [...] Don't throw yourself around like you don't matter. Because you matter, Kurt.
** Made even better by the fact that Kurt's first reaction is to [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments stick his fingers in his ears and start singing.]] Made even worse by the fact that Kurt had actually asked his dad to do some research so that they could ''have'' this kind of talk. In the episode right before this. [[NegativeContinuity Continuity? What continuity?]]
* One episode of ''Series/KateAndAllie'' had Allie giving The Talk to her son. It ended with him in a state of acute embarrassment, wailing "My ''mom'' said 'condom'!"
* Subverted in the ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' episode "Raingirl", where Peggy gives this speech to Kelly:
-->'''Peggy:''' Kelly, maybe it's time we had a little talk. You're getting to be a big girl now, and there's something I've been putting off telling you for a while. But time is slipping by quickly, and I don't want you to learn about it on the street. Honey, there is a thing out there that men will want you to do. In fact, they'll expect it. Now, no woman really enjoys it, but we do it, get them to marry us, and then never have to do it again. That horrible thing is called "work".
* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "A Good Man Goes to War" has one given to, of all people, [[CelibateHero the Doctor]] -- and not about his own sexual exploits, but that of Rory and Amy. You'd think after nine-hundred-odd years he'd know about it, and he certainly seems to understand the general idea, but it sure takes him a long time to realise what Madame Vastra was telling him about.
-->'''Vastra:''' I am trying to be delicate. I know how you can blush. When did this baby...''begin''?\\
'''The Doctor:''' Oh, you mean... well, how should I know? That's all human-y private stuff, it just sort of goes on. They don't put up a balloon or anything!
* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'':
** Pops up in a little conversation, though becomes an OrphanedPunchline as all Salem can say is "when a young woman--"
--->'''Salem:''' Sabrina, it's time for The Talk.\\
'''Sabrina:''' Most girls get it from their mother. I get it from the cat.
** Another episode has Mr Pool announce he'll teach the Biology class about human reproduction. It then cuts to the end of the lesson with a class full of wide-eyed teenagers.
* ''Series/HopeAndFaith'' has Hope try to teach a class of teenagers about sex using sock puppets such as "Abby Abstinence", "Peter Peer-Pressure", "Polly Pregnant" and "Donny Dropout".
* Deconstructed in ''Series/TheMiddle'''s fourth-season episode "The Hose." Brick tries to opt out of sex-ed class at school because it makes him uncomfortable, making Mike and Frankie realize they've never had "the talk" with him. Before they can, however, he asks his older brother, who gives it all to him in a two-hour session. Brick repeats it when he does finally have sex ed, which results in a parent meeting and ultimately Mike and Frankie talking to Axl.
* On ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'', this is somewhat subverted when Ray tries to give Ally a talk about sex. Instead of wanting to know ''how'' babies get here, she wanted to know ''why'' babies get here, more specifically [[ContemplateOurNavels why God put us here instead of just keeping us in Heaven.]]
* On ''Series/GilmoreGirls'', Lane Kim's ultra-conservative mother hasn't explained anything to her daughter until ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MesbBk-f7Go the day of her wedding.]]'' Her advice is essentially to LieBackAndThinkOfEngland. Of course, Lane already knows about sex, but she's too mortified to interrupt.
* On ''Series/OneLifeToLive'', after a young man is wrongly arrested for rape, his little sister comes to their mother and asks what rape means. As it turns out, the girl has already had the "where babies come from/what sex is/inappropriate touching" talks, but her mother now needs to combine all three to find a way to explain rape to a 10 year old.
* Lampshaded in ''Series/HappyDays'' when Joanie is soon to have her first date. Parents first discuss how to broach the subject with her, and Mrs. C. finally decides, "I'll just tell her what my mother told me." Mr. C. answers, "You do that," and then after Mrs. C. leaves the room, he adds, "That if she kisses a boy, she'll go blind." The focus then shifts to Joanie's bedroom, where Mrs. C. is stumbling awkwardly when you can almost see the [[IdeaBulb light go on]] over Joanie's head. This exchange happens:
-->'''Joanie:''' Mom! This is my sex talk!\\
'''Mrs. C.:''' YES!!
* ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' reveals that Peter Bishop's form of "the talk" involved Walter doing some father-son bonding over a nude jigsaw puzzle of Miss July and using it as an opportunity to explain human anatomy.
* Subverted on a Halloween episode of ''Series/ThatsSoRaven.'' Corey thinks he's too old to go trick-or-treating with his father, which prompts this exchange:
-->'''Corey:''' Dad, I think it's time we had... the talk.\\
'''Victor:''' (''{{beat}}'') TANYA!\\
'''Corey:''' Not THAT talk!
* Jack in ''Series/LifeWithBoys'' is notoriously bad at giving The Talk. So much so that Gabe and Spencer decide they should give Sam The Talk rather than having him traumatized by their father.
* Played with in ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'', when Trance finds a badly-beaten Dylan Hunt in a prison.
-->'''Trance:''' Here, I want you to drink this very slowly. It's water.\\
'''Dylan:''' How?\\
'''Trance:''' How? [[NotActuallyTheUltimateQuestion Well, when two hydrogen atoms love each other very much, they bond with an oxygen atom...]]
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' a spell causes sisters to mentally revert to little children. Penny tries to sit Piper down for a talk. Piper thinks it's this talk but Penny is really just trying to tell her she's a witch.
* In ''Series/EightSimpleRules'' Cate gets a job teaching Sex Ed for Bridget's class. After assuring Bridget she won't embarrass her, GilliganCut to Cate saying "and that's how Bridget was born". Even worse - Bridget claims she used the word 'vulva'.
* An episode of ''Series/{{Blackish}}'' is actually titled "The Talk," where Andre discovers his wife already had it with their son years before, and insists on also doing it himself. The result is Andre Jr. suddenly feeling comfortable sharing each and every dirty thought he has.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. Lord Tywin [[TheDreaded of all people]] is seen beginning one with child king Tommen. Justified as the king producing an heir is SeriousBusiness, to avoid a SuccessionCrisis like the war that's still raging in Westeros.
* Hinted at in ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' when Eric compares computer hacking to sex. Hetty tells him that they need to have a long conversation.
* On ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'', Pennsatucky thinks back to when she got her first period at age 10. Since her mother had not told her anything (not believing that a girl ''that'' young could begin to menstruate), she thought she was dying. After getting over her initial shock, her mother tells her over Mountain Dew and ice cream that she isn't dying, that this is normal...and also, that boys and men are going to start looking at her differently and might (whether she likes it or not) use her for sex (because they "only want one thing"), that she just has to [[LieBackAndThinkOfEngland take and hope it goes quick]], because [[UnfortunateImplications that's normal too]]. [[spoiler: Pennsatucky is raped ''at least'' twice in her life: once at a party, and once while in prison by one of the guards.]]
* Subverted in ''Series/TeenWolf''. When Scott's mom lets him borrow the car to go to a party, she asks if they need to have "The Talk." Scott replies not to worry, that he's not going to have sex, to which his mom replies, aghast, that she's referring to "The Talk" about filling up the car with gas when you borrow it.

* In the calypso song "Man Piaba", made famous by Harry Belafonte, the narrator is a young man trying to find out about sex; however, all the adults he ask get flustered and end up lapsing into gibberish when they try to answer. The song's end reveals that he lived to be 93 without ever losing his virginity or even learning what sex was.

* Subverted in the show's usual surreal manner by ''Radio/TheVeryWorldOfMiltonJones'':
-->'''Milton:''' You wanted to see me, father?\\
'''Father:''' Ah yes... Milton, I think it's time we had a talk about the birds and the bees... As you've probably noticed, they've almost completely surrounded the house now!\\
(''sound of curtain being drawn back, angry squawking and buzzing is heard'')
* Subverted by the Belgian humorist Philippe Geluck. The Talk starts with rather naive language, to quickly switch into barely understandable anatomy class.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F21xlV494Yg]]
--> When a man is very in love with a woman, and the woman is also very in love [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment with the man who is in love with her]], they want to stay close to each other [...]the erection come from arterial blood kept under pressure within erectils organs while blocked by veins contraction.
* In the ''Gloomsbury'' episode "The Theory and Practice of Hanky Panky", one of the plotlines is that Henry isn't keen on giving the talk to his sons, and is trying to give the job to someone else. At the end, Vera informs him that she's finally tasked Venus Traduces with it, despite the fact that earlier in the episode Venus wanted Vera to be the father of her children, and was quite surprised to learn this wouldn't work.
* In the ''What Does the K Stand For?'' episode "Working for a Living", Michael's parents insist that they've given their children the talk, even though neither Michael nor his sister have any recollection of this. It eventually transpires that they waited until both teenagers had headphones on, to avoid any awkward questions.

* ''Theatre/OnceUponAMattress'' devotes an entire song, called "Man to Man Talk," to a mute father attempting to explain about the bees and flowers via hand motions to his son the prince. The son wants to know more about the wedding night, but the embarrassed father resorts to miming the old fable about the DeliveryStork (dangling a handkerchief from his mouth while flapping his arms and standing on one leg). Fortunately, the son sees through this.
* ''Theatre/SpringAwakening'' opens with Wendla's mother trying to give her the talk, but as a prudish 19th century woman she can't quite bring herself to fully explain it. The effects of this later in the play are quite bad indeed.
-->In order for a woman to conceive a child... she must... love her husband, love him... as she can love only him! With her whole... heart! There, now you know everything.
* ''Theatre/{{Arcadia}}'' opens with the question " Septimus, what is carnal embrace?" Septimus, being unwilling to answer this truthfully, replies that "Carnal embrace is the practice of throwing one's arms around a side of beef." Of course, this comes back to his great discomfort later, when Thomasina informs her parents that "Septimus taught me all there is to know about Carnal Embrace."

[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* Ride/DisneyThemeParks:
** Disney's EPCOT Center (you read that right) once had an attraction called ''The Making of Me'', which showed a short film about human reproduction starring Martin Short.
** And while waiting in the lines at Autotopia, several looping short films play on the walls. One of them is a father car giving his daughter car a talk about literal birds and bees.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', when the game time-jumps from your 10th to your 16th birthday, you can hear your father telling you in a voiceover: "Boys and Girls have different... parts."
* Mentioned briefly in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'' in the advertisment for Blox. "Now Timmy is clean, safe from things like dyslexia and won't ask any difficult questions about reproduction."
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', [[CoolOldLady Wynne]] playfully delivers The Talk to Alistair in a bit of party dialogue if the female PlayerCharacter begins a [[RomanceSidequest romance]] with him. Alistair is not amused. Zevran does it too, although his is about technique. Alistair is even less amused. If Zevran is being romanced, Shale tries to give him the talk, which leads to a CrowningMomentOfFunny if the PC is also male.
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', [[TheSmartGuy Mordin]] gives Shepard a talk, which varies depending on who he/she is romancing. They're all mostly about how to do it safely with [[PowerPerversionPotential biotics]] or [[InterspeciesRomance other species]], which mixed with Mordin's SesquipedalianLoquaciousness and MotorMouth tendencies are all pretty funny to listen to. He actually gives useful info as well, not just comic relief. For example, romancing Garrus causes a warning that ingesting turian... fluids... will probably result in a possibly fatal allergic reaction due to it being made of dextro-amino acids, while romancing Tali has a warning about being careful because, coupled with incompatible amino acids, along with the IllGirl that defines all quarians, having a passionate night could potentially ''kill'' her.
** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', [[RobotGirl EDI]] may ask Shepard for advice about pursuing a romantic relationship with Joker. Shepard's face upon realizing that they've just been roped into giving The Talk to their ship's [[ArtificialIntelligence AI]] is ''priceless''.
--->'''EDI''': Shepard, you have firsthand sexual experience; how do you know when someone is romantically invested?\\
'''Shepard''': Uhhhh...
* Steve's dad gives a [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious]] / [[{{Squick}}profoundly disturbing]] view on the subject in ''VideoGame/{{Harvester}}''. It involves at least three bolts, a chair, several scalpels, and some barbed wire...
* In ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic 2'', Mira will deliver a bounty hunter's version of The Talk to the Handmaiden (if the player character is male) or the player (if the player character is female) if asked how to get a guy's attention.
-->'''Mira:''' It's simple. When you want a man, you jab him with a Bothan stunner. Then while he's screaming in pain, slap some stun cuffs on him. Then starve him for two or three days until he becomes open to suggestion. Then double-check his bounty and see if he's worth anything.
* A variation in ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'', when King Paithos has to explain to his nephew Amiti not the facts of life, but rather, exactly why the latter [[HeroicBastard doesn't have a father]]. In front of our heroes.
* In ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' [[StopPokingMe repeatedly clicking]] on the Dwarvern Mortar Team results in them having the following exchange:
-->'''Dwarf 1:''' And that's where little Dwarves come from.\\
'''Dwarf 2:''' Ewwwwwww...
* In ''VideoGame/TheSims4'', parents can talk to their teenage kids about woohoo. It leads to both sides feeling uncomfortable.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* In ''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite'', Jennifer offers to give this to Laharl, since he's "at such a complicated age." He freaks out and refuses, but the prinny can make mind-control him into accepting.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Wondermark}}'', a father tree gives his embarrassed son a talk about pollination. (Or "bee-pokin,'" as you kids would call it.) The strip's even ''titled'' "[[http://wondermark.com/d/426.html In which a Tree gets the Talk]]".
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': Susan, a teenage girl who's [[GenderBender currently a boy]] to make things even more awkward, [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2005-10-12 has to give The Talk to]] InnocentFanserviceGirl Grace who already knew about sex but doesn't understand [[NoSocialSkills why everyone else was so hung up about nudity]].
* Spoofed in a ''Webcomic/CyanideAndHappiness'' comic, where, just after the father tells the son about the birds and the bees, the son replies "Let me get this straight... First there's a momma bird and poppa bird, and now you're telling me they actually have ''sex'' with bees? What type of disconnected, interspecies [=bullsh*t=] is this?"
* Cut short in ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsfurryAdventures'' after Dan makes the mistake of asking Fa'Lina, who has appeared uninvited in his house, "So where did you come from?" In fact, there is a RunningGag of someone starting a phrase by "Sometimes a male and female X love each other", to elicit a TooMuchInformation response.
* ''Webcomic/{{Walkyverse}}'':
** The webcomic ''Webcomic/ItsWalky'' plays this straught with the series of strips starting [[http://www.itswalky.com/d/20001109.html here.]] The storyline is even called "The Talk", and has Sal and Jason (the figurative "parents") reluctant and Joyce disgusted. On the other hand, this is probably the first time "The Talk" has been given to a mind-wipe victim with a repression complex who was about the same age as said figurative parents. This is one is sort of hard to categorise.
** From the same 'Verse, the ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'' storyline "Daddy Issues" has Ethan and Leslie trying to give The Talk to their ''boss'', who doesn't even ''[[http://www.shortpacked.com/2011/comic/book-13/01-daddy-issues/hairstyle/ recognise genders]]''. (Yes, he has a daughter. Presumably, that will be explained in due course.)
--->'''Leslie:''' C'mon, us ''gay kids'' should go teach a ''daddy'' how to procreate!\\
'''Ethan:''' Well, when you put it ''that'' way, this sounds ridiculous.
* As ''Webcomic/TalesOfTheQuestor'' demonstrated in one strip, do ''not'' attempt this with a magic mirror. The results may be [[http://www.rhjunior.com/tales-of-the-questor-0530/ traumatizing]] for a child.
* ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'':
** Tycho got a [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2005/01/17/ particularly painful subversion]] of The Talk.
** Gabe's talk [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2010/01/18/ was slightly less scarring]].
** [[http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2014/07/21/the-talk-by-mike-krahulik A 2014 arc]] has the Talk given by various guest artists.
* ''Backward Compatible'' has a [[http://www.crispygamer.com/comics/backward/backward-2009-04-29.aspx different kind of talk]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Punintended}}'' has one of the best versions of the talk in their comic [[http://punintended.thecomicseries.com/comics/9 Where Do Babies Come From]]. In this comic a biologist, a chemist and an astronomer all use their scientific field of expertise to tell their kids about the birds and the bees. Quite cute and extremely fantastic.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'':
** Gilgamesh Wulfenbach probably doesn't need it, but apparently the [[ShipperOnDeck Jagerkin]] [[SuperSoldier Boys]] want to talk to him about "[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20080310 de birds und de veasels]]" regarding Agatha. [[OnlySaneMan Dimo]] opposes this.
** After the TimeSkip, [[spoiler:Agatha reuinites with her adoptive parents, Adam and Lilith (known to the rest of the world as her father's and uncle's companions Punch and Judy) misinterpret portions of dialog from Agatha.]]
--->'''Agatha:''' Nursery? But... children? ''here''?\\
'''[[spoiler:Punch/Adam]]:''' A few.\\
'''Agatha:''' How...?\\
'''[[spoiler:Punch/Adam]]:''' Oh dear, I was sure [[spoiler:Lilith]] explained all that...\\
'''Agatha:''' (''indignant'') [[spoiler:Ad-'''''am'''''!]]
* Subverted (naturally) in ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'', where the worldly Mr. Sanderson winds up giving The Talk to Davan's not-quite-son Rory. Rory, who remembers his mother saying Davan might have been his actual father, is only too quick to [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp08052011.shtml put two and two together]].
-->'''Rory:''' ''Davan put his penis in my mommy?!''
* {{Subverted}} in ''Webcomic/TalesFromThePit''.
-->'''Mark:''' You're eight, Adam. That means it's time for me to tell you about the birds and the bees. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Birds are a good choice for small white and blue fliers. Bees, on the other hand, are used to falsely justify direct damage in green.]]\\
'''Adam:''' Why is Mommy sadly shaking her head?
* Hazel and Clairce from ''Webcomic/GirlsWithSlingshots'' give the talk not only to breast-obsessed child Tyler but also to his mother when they discover neither of them knows where babies come from.
* ''Webcomic/FurryExperience'': Cat never actually had one, [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/952423/page-84/ her dad bailed on her]], and her mom's explanation left her thinking [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/958941/page-85/ kissing would get her pregnant]]. Ronnie takes it upon herself to educate the poor girl.
* In ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry''[='s=] sequel ''Webcomic/AkichansLife'', [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji]] has to give one to [[spoiler: his 4-year-old daughter Aki]]. Due to him watering down the explanation, they come up with some [[http://www.jimmys-desktop.de/aki.php?browse.4.122 very interesting ideas]].
-->'''[[spoiler:Aki]]:''' He didn't make you eat [the baby], did he?
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': Subverted when (in a flashback) young Durkon goes to his HonoraryUncle to ask about something his mother refuses to talk about.
-->'''Uncle Thirden:''' Is this about sex? Please let it be about anything other than sex.\\
'''Durkon:''' How did Ma [[AnArmAndALeg get hurt]]? And how did me Pa die?\\
'''Uncle Thirden:''' So how about that ''sex'', huh?

[[folder:Web Original]]
%%* [[http://walfas.org/flash/sakuflan.swf "Sakuya, what's sex?"]]
* ''Roleplay/EquestriaChronicles'' has Wishing Star give Iron Hoof the talk. For context: Iron Hoof's mom was very strict and psychologically abusive, while Wishing Star is very casual talking about sex and has experimented quite a bit...
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's parents telling him about the birds and the bees apparently included God injecting Adam with sperm. No wonder his sex life is fucked up.
* In one episode of ''WebVideo/GameGrumps'' Arin and Dan both get to talking about how they received it, the highlight being that Arin's parents did such a bad job explaining homosexuality that he thought he was gay for a few years afterward because he loved his father.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' plays with this in "I Am Curious Ed", where Sarah and Jimmy try to get a straight answer on where babies come from from one of the other kids. Kevin and Nazz are too embarrassed to tell them, Johnny only seems to know how it happens with birds, and Rolf offers to tell them what his father told him when he was their age, which turns out to be "You are children, go away!" When they turn to the Eds, Eddy just plain misleads them, Edd gets [[{{Metaphorgotten}} hung up on the metaphor of bee reproduction]], and it turns out Ed still believes in [[DeliveryStork the stork]].
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** In one episode, the parents in town vote to include Sex Ed in the school curriculum because they are too uncomfortable giving The Talk to their kids. It turned into a disaster because Mr. Mackey knew next to nothing about sex, having forgotten most of his single sexual experience in college and never having learned anything else about it, Mrs. Choksondik opted for ScareEmStraight without actually explaining what sex is, and Mr. Garrison is a total pervert who tried to teach a class of kindergartners about exotic sex positions and how to put a condom on with your mouth.
** Subverted in "The Return of the Fellowship of the Rings to the Two Towers", in which the town's parents are afraid their children have seen a wild porn film. When they learn Token saw the tape, they try a traditional "when a man and a woman love each other" sort of talk, only for him to snap out of his HeroicBSOD to ask "And when the woman has four penises in her at once, then stands up and pees all over the men... is that love? Five midgets, spanking a man covered in Thousand Island dressing... is that love?" So at the end of the episode when they catch up to the rest of the kids, who did ''not'' see the film, the parents out of the blue start trying to explain group sex, urine fetishism, etc. to the children's' shock and horror.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Occurs for full comedic effect between Bart and Homer in the Season 16 episode "All's Fair in Oven War". Homer gives Bart The Talk after finding out Bart is using his ''Playdude'' magazines (that had all of the nude photographs cut out by Marge) to give advice to his friends, to the chagrin of their parents. The Talk ends with Bart running around the neighborhood screaming and going door-to-door to pass the knowledge onto his peers, all of which are equally freaked out. At that point and taking certain of his past comments and actions, one would think Bart was already well aware. Recent episodes illustrate that he somehow doesn't know what it is again... [[PingPongNaivete then other times he does]].
--->'''Bart:''' What a day, eh, Milhouse? The sun is out, birds are singing, bees are trying to have sex with them -- as is my understanding...
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPNxZno3YaM It's not like Bart didn't know already however.]] Although he possibly doesn't remember due to his age at the time.
** Bart, along with all of Mrs. Krabappel's class, watched a 1970s film about puberty and sex, titled ''Fuzzy Bunny's Guide to You-Know-What'', all the way back in the Season 3 episode "Bart's Friend Falls in Love".
--->'''Narrator:''' And now for the honeymoon!\\
'''Kids:''' (''cries of disgust'')\\
'''Mrs. Krabappel:''' (''deadpan'') She's faking it.
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' The episode "A Smith in the Hand" had Stan try to give it to Steve (who doesn't know as much as he pretends to). Stan, being an ultra-conservative, and this being the first season before he's lightened up, doesn't give good advice (he said if you have sex before you're married [[ScareEmStraight angels will kill you]], then shows Steve a 1950s short film about the evils of masturbation). At the end of the episode, he finally decides to play it straight and apparently gets quite explicit...but forgetting to turn the camera off while ''on a children's television show'' (a ShowWithinAShow).
* ''WesternAnimation/CarlSquared'': Carl's parents decide to give him the talk at the end of "Carl's Techno-Jinx", complete with a helpful educational video.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'': Dr. Venture decides to give Dean "the talk" since he has a girlfriend (kinda). All we get is a muted montage section with some interesting gestures, a GI Joe humping a lamp, and various other things. Next thing we know the topic has somehow moved to the breakup of Music/{{Whitesnake}}. Dean ends up staging a small version of ''Theatre/LadyWindermeresFan'' for Triana (his female friend).
-->'''Dr. Venture:''' Now sit down, and let me explain something that every boy your age has known for like five years.
** In "Victor. Echo. Novemeber.", Triana gets her own Talk from her father before she leaves for a double date. She heads off his MillsAndBoonProse as unnecessary, not because she already knows everything, but because the date is with [[ManChild the Venture brothers]].
-->'''Dr. Orpheus:''' When young women reach estrus, the lingam craves the stamen-like skills of the Yoni. This is quite natural.
* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'':
** Bobby's biology class was going to do a sex-ed unit, which Hank and Peggy opposed. Hank said that if their son needed to know anything about sex he would learn it at home. Of course, it turned out that they were both intensely uncomfortable with the idea of talking about sex with their son, so they caved and signed the permission slip. Then Peggy, a substitute teacher, was asked to sub for the biology class, so she had to work to overcome her aversion to The Talk. (The fact that her own mother's version of The Talk amounted to giving her a book filled with pictures of flowers didn't help.) But then it turns out that [[spoiler:none of the other childrens' parents signed the permission slip, so they all leave the classroom and go to the library when it's time to start the lesson. By that time, the only two in the room are Peggy and Bobby.]]
** While Hank and Peggy failing to talk to Bobby about sex was initially funny, Peggy slowly working to overcome her aversion also showed the DoubleStandard over it being seen as okay for boys to have sex but not girls, and also demonstrated how grossly repressed Hank and Peggy's adult friends were. One of Peggy's friends mentioned that after her mother had shown her the same book Peggy had read, whenever she has sex with her husband she just "lays back and thinks about those pretty flowers" while he does whatever he wants. Peggy is very disturbed by that.
* In one ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' episode, Pinky falls in love with a sea lion and the Brain (who doesn't seem to think much of [[InterspeciesRomance interspecies relationships]]) attempts to explain to him that "mice and sea lions don't mix":
-->'''Brain:''' Pinky, do you know where baby mice come from?\\
'''Pinky:''' Mmm-hmm! They come from a magic factory on the moon!
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' had Angelica asking where babies come from. Drew and Charlotte agree to tell her the truth... but chicken out and tell her she hatched from an egg (which is technically true).
* In the ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' "Pet Rocky", Beezy goes to his dad Lucius to ask for a pet. Lucius assumes he's asking for this and proceeds to take out two dolls and make them kiss each other before being interrupted by reality.
* ''WesternAnimation/LifeWithLouie'' had Louie's Dad try to give Louie "The Talk" and ended up comparing it to the Invasion of Normandy. As a result, Louie thought that all babies come from France.
* The adult {{Cloudcuckoolander}} King Julien has to be given The Talk in ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' when he is convinced an egg Marlene has found is going to hatch into a lemur.
-->'''Maurice:''' Now I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure whatever is in that egg, it ain't one of us.\\
'''Kig Julien:''' Oh really, Mr Smarty-Booty? And where do you think JJ will hatch from, if not from an egg? (''sips drink'')\\
'''Maurice:''' Well, ''mammals'' usually come from-- [whisper]\\
'''Kig Julien:''' (''{{spit take}}'') Do not gross me out with nonsense, Maurice!
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron'', Jimmy is having trouble with a bully, but his parents think he's talking about a girl, so mom Judy tries to get Hugh to give Jimmy the talk. Hugh struggles with the words, but by the time he gets the nerve to do it the conflict is resolved and Hugh ends up giving the talk to Jimmy's robot dog Goddard.
* Occurs in ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''. Miss Grotke gives everyone the talk after Gordy (one of the minor characters) asks her about it. Due to the show's TV-G rating, we only see the discussion ending.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': In the episode "Carpet Diem", Stan ends up giving one of these to [[FreakyFridayFlip Mabel trapped in Dipper's body]], thinking it is actually Dipper. It skips over most of it, with the implication that it was ''extremely'' explicit: Stan gets out a book titled ''Why Am I Sweaty?: Your Body Explained in Horrifyingly Uncomfortable Detail''[[note]] which seems to be a parody of the real life books ''Where Did I Come From?'' and ''What's Happening to Me?'', even using the exact same typeface in the cover[[/note]], opens to a page explaining how the pituitary gland has "big plans", then the show switches over to a scene from the [[TwoLinesNoWaiting B-plot]] (Soos trapped in Waddles' body running around the town), and then it cuts back to Stan closing the book and saying "... and now you know where babies come from." The thoroughly traumatized expression on Mabel-Dipper's face says it all...
-->'''Mabel:''' ...''Goodbye childhood.''
* {{Parodied}} in ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries:'' [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Razer]] begins to get very flirtatious with [[SpaceshipGirl Aya]], even though normally he's aloof and CannotSpitItOut. When Aya mentions this to [[ParentalSubstitute Hal]], he seems slightly flustered before mentioning that organic beings have things called "hormones..." (For the record, [[spoiler:Razer's possessed]].)
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'', [[YourTomcatIsPregnant Roger's Tomcat is Pregnant]], leading to this exchange.
-->'''Doug:''' Stinky is a girl? Roger, why didn't you tell me?\\
'''Roger:''' Well, how was I supposed to know?\\
'''Roger's mom:''' Son, we're way past due for a very important talk.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'':
** In the movie ''Channel Chasers'', Wanda is trying to explain what happens when kids grow up and their faries leave, but Cosmo ([[ItMakesSenseInContext who’s in a toilet after a very hot shower]]) misunderstands.
---> '''Timmy:''' Older? What happens when I get older? \\
'''Cosmo:''' Ah, Timmy. It’s time for a little talk about something we fairies like to call, “The Wands and the Wings.” (''Cosmo pulls out a pink sock puppet and a green sock puppet and makes them kiss'') You see, when a mommy fairy and a daddy fairy love each other very much...\\
'''Wanda:''' (''slams toilet lid on Cosmo'') Cosmo, no! Not that speech!\\
'''Cosmo:''' But I already got the puppets out!
** After Poof is conceived and Timmy is confused why it’s [[MrSeahorse Cosmo]] who’s pregnant, Cosmo decides to tell him about the “birds and the Bee Gees,” which winds up just being a speech about the Bee Gees getting overplayed to the point of annoyance.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'', when Simba tells his son Kion they need to talk, Kion assumes he wants to give him a different talk
-->'''Kion''': We already had the talk! "Can you feel the love tonight," remember?
* The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has mentioned his father has given him a romance talk.
* A ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketch has [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Master Splinter]] teaching his wards about sex, but the turtles get their biology confused when they ant to have sex with April.
-->'''Splinter:''' You are teenagers now. It is finally time for...''The Talk''.
-->''(some time later, Splinter turns off the TV)''
-->'''Splinter:''' [[BaitAndSwitch That was a good episode of]] ''[[BaitAndSwitch The Talk]]''. Now, we talk about sex.

!!Examples of Type 2:

* Creator/BillEngvall talks to his son...
-->So I sat him down and said, "Son, I know you already know a lot of things, so why don't you do this: why don't you tell me what you know, and I'll just fill in the blank spots." About 30 minutes later, I'm sitting there with a pen and a pad of paper, going, "You can DO that?!?"
** It's worth noting, though, that Bill didn't get much help from his own father in this area.
---> "Dad, when are you gonna tell me about sex? I'm thirty!"
* Creator/JerrySeinfeld had one routine where his father kept telling him not to touch the thermostat, leaving him confused and paranoid about what the thermostat actually was.
-->I waited my whole life to find out. Finally, one day, he did. He sat me down and told me this whole story about the sperm, the egg, intercourse... I said, "Dad, who cares? Get to the part where the thermostat comes in!"
* A one-liner from Creator/RodneyDangerfield: "What a kid I got, I told him about the birds and the bees and he told me about the butcher and my wife.”

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* A RunningGag in the earliest ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' comics had CuteBruiser Molly asking about "gross stuff" and "bleeding" happening to her and being constantly brushed off by everyone she asks. It turns out she was bleeding [[PsychicNosebleed from her nose]], a sign of her emerging PubertySuperpower.
-->'''Molly:''' Can I ask you a question about girl stuff?\\
'''Gertrude:''' Under no circumstances.
* In the second volume of ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'', after Mary Jane and Peter have been having a private talk in Peter's room, Aunt May checks to see if Peter needs one of these. He's suitably mortified. Of course, Aunt May knows full well that Peter and Uncle Ben had The Talk. She just wanted Peter to know not to try anything in the house because it would be just as awkward, if not more so.
-->'''Aunt May:''' Do you know about that?\\
'''Peter:''' What?\\
'''Aunt May:''' (''close-up on face'') That.\\
'''Peter:''' Oh god, stop talking!

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' did this as a story arc, with Andy deciding to give Paige the talk for a second time, while the male members of the family were out on a HorribleCampingTrip.
-->'''Paige:''' Mom, please, we talked about all this three years ago.\\
'''Andy:''' That was just the basic overview. You're ready for the birds and the bees Lesson #2.\\
'''Paige:''' I ''do'' watch network television, you realize.\\
'''Andy:''' ...Good point. We'd better skip to Lesson #40.
* Subverted in ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'', when Lola Granola's mother tries to give her The Talk...on her wedding day, when she's already an adult. Lola responds that she's known all this stuff for years, making her mother go catatonic.
* Subverted in ''ComicStrip/LifeInHell'', in an early strip where Binky is trying to answer his son Bongo's questions before tucking him in.
-->'''Bongo:''' Daddy, where do babies come from?\\
'''Binky:''' Do you know what fucking is?\\
'''Bongo:''' Yup.\\
'''Binky:''' Well, that's how babies are made.\\
'''Bongo:''' Oh. That's interesting.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}'' Being that the strip is about teenage life, it has this topic come up occasionally. In one story arc, Walt takes Jeremy fishing, and decides to have the talk with him while waiting for a catch. After some initial resistance, Jeremy replies, "Fine. What do you want to know?"

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* The [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Lee/Gaara]] fic ''Fanfic/DiplomaticRelations'' has a [[http://maldoror-gw.livejournal.com/21628.html side chapter]] in which older brother Kankuro tries to have the talk with Gaara, who has known the specifics of sex since he was a preteen, is already having sex with Lee, and has no idea what tact is. Kankuro is in desperate need of BrainBleach by the time it's over.
* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/2920/the-talk The Talk]]'' is naturally about this, with Spike getting the talk from Twilight after he walks in on what he thinks is Twilight and Caramel about to have sex. Spike reveals he knows already. [[spoiler:It's actually PlayedForDrama: Spike knows because he's heard stallions make lewd comments about mares and is afraid Twilight will run afoul of one that will only want a lay.]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In the original ''Film/TheParentTrap'', the father decides to have the Talk with Sharon (disguised as Susan) on a golf course, assuming that's why she's wanting to know about her mother all of a sudden. After a few minutes of awkward explanation, Sharon tells him she's known about ''that'' for ages.
* The live-action ''Film/{{Casper}}'' movie included this brief exchange:
-->'''Kat''': I want to look... nice, like... like date nice.\\
'''Dr. Harvey''': Really? Uh... Honey, you know, I think maybe it's time that we sat down -\\
'''Kat''': It's a little late for that, Dad.\\
'''Dr. Harvey''': How late?\\
'''Kat''': Oh! Don't worry, not that late.
* ''Film/{{Orphan}}'': Esthar, the titular orphan and CreepyChild walks in on her adoptive parents having sex in the kitchen. The mother confronts her later and attempts to explain that "When two people love each other very much-" The girl interrupts with "I know. They fuck." [[spoiler:Of course, it turns out the "child" has a bad attack of OlderThanTheyLook ...]]

* In ''[[Literature/TheBelgariad Belgarath the Sorcerer]]'', Belgarath finally bites the bullet and tries to give the Talk to his daughter Polgara, something he was extremely reluctant to do, and he proceeds awkwardly...until halfway through, when he finally figures out that she already knew. She just wanted to watch him stew over it.
* Tony's dad tries to give him a talk in ''Literature/ThenAgainMaybeIWont'' by Creator/JudyBlume, saying he doesn't really know how to go about it, as he never brought the matter up with his two older son. Tony assures him that he's learned all about it from school and friends, but his dad gives him a book later, just in case.
* In one of Creator/DaveBarry's columns, he described how as a young man, he worked at a camp for underprivileged children, where he defines "underprivileged" to mean "knew a lot more about sex than I did".
-->"I would talk to them and give helpful, adult advice such as 'Wow!' and 'Really?' There are times I would have given my eye teeth to be an underprivileged child."
* In ''The Mirror'', Shay gets two different "night before the wedding" versions, one from her own mother in 1976 (Rachel's version is that if Shay's pregnant, there are options other than marriage), the other from her great-grandmother in 1900 (Sophie thinks she's talking to her daughter Brandy, who will eventually be Rachel's mother, not knowing about a BodySwap caused by the titular family heirloom) which is a LOT more awkward, since Sophie's seriously flustered by even having to refer to such matters. Rachel also tells Shay (and we see the conversation between Brandy/Shay and Rachel later on) that her own "night before the wedding" talk was a rather detailed explanation of "the birds and the bees".
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** Subverted in ''Discworld/{{Mort}}'' when the ancient Arch-Wizard Albert tells the title character that "... there's some things a lad ought to be tole before he's sixteen." Mort is about to explain that he ''already'' knows about The Talk, but then Albert clarifies he wasn't talking about that.
** CallBack in ''Discworld/SoulMusic'', when Albert has a very similar conversation with Mort's daughter, Susan.
** Whenever the subject comes up, Tiffany Aching comments that she knows about this already because of her numerous older sisters. She also witnessed her brother's birth, since nobody bothered to send her away. Don't forget she was born on a sheep farm. She knows about the... red bags of chalk tied to the rams.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Marion's talk with Joanie on ''Series/HappyDays''
* ''Series/DreamOn'':
** Excellently spoofed: Martin steels himself to tell Jeremy The Facts of Life and is hugely relieved when Jeremy says, "Dad, I know all this. We learned it at school." Martin smiles and relaxes, calmly asking if Jeremy has any questions. "Yeah, what's cunnilingus?" Cut to man falling from a building with a horrified scream. Followed immediately by a series of equally direct questions, with similar clips as "responses".
** Played straight(er) later by Martin talking to Jeremy about a completely different matter and wrapping up by saying it was "as awkward as bad sex".
--->'''Jeremy:''' (''looking stunned'') Sex can be bad?!
* On ''Series/HomeImprovement'', Tim has already long given Brad The Talk, being that he is supposed to be about 15, but things are a bit complicated when there is suspicion that Brad is active with his girlfriend. This leads to Tim having to specify concepts of safe-sex and things get even more awkward when Brad asks him about his first time. They have an honest discussion, which finishes with...
-->'''Brad:''' So, when will I know I'm a man?\\
'''Tim:''' Your Mom and I will tell you!
* In the ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'' episode "Tests and Breasts", Sam receives one of these from Coach Fredricks, after [[spoiler:he watches a porno with Neil and Bill and submits some alarming anonymous questions on his telltale Star Trek notebook paper]].
* Episode "The Birds... and... um... Bees" of ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' is devoted to this subject. Mary is goaded into giving her friend's daughter The Talk. When it finally comes down to it, however:
-->'''Kid:''' Oh, I know all about sex. What I really want to know about is [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming love.]]
* In one ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' episode, Alex is going on a date, and her father, Jerry, awkwardly begins the talk, but when Alex states that her friends, and their friends, will all be there, Jerry stops, relieved, and Alex remains oblivious to what he was talking about in the first place.
* On ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', Tobias ''thinks'' George Michael is asking him to give the talk. Actually, George Michael is [[KissingCousins trying to figure out whether Maeby is adopted]].
* On ''Series/Sense8'' Kala's aunt offers to give her the talk about "things that happen on a girl's wedding night". Kala is in her late twenties, and reassures her aunt that she [[TheInternetIsForPorn has the internet]], and already knows.

* Song: "Daddy, Where Did I Come From?" by The Nice (two versions with distinctly different answers to the question).
* From Homer and Jethro's version of "Nuttin' for Christmas":
-->''I sat Johnny on my knees\\
(I'm a-gonna tan his hide)\\
Well, I told him about the birds and bees\\
(I'm a-gonna tan his hide)\\
Soon my brain was in a whirl\\
And my hair began to curl\\
'Cause he told me about boys and girls\\
(I'm a-gonna tan his hide)''
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2nwPv4IX_8 The Bees and the Birds]]" sung by Yogi Yorgesson.

* In ''TheWomen'', Mary gives her daughter a somewhat different kind of talk, the one about what happens when a husband and a wife fall out of love. Little Mary, however, is somewhat familiar with the subject of divorce.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* See [[http://the-qlc.com/loserz/go/308 this]] ''Webcomic/{{Loserz}}'' strip.
* In the webcomic ''Webcomic/NipAndTuck'', Nip at the very least had a pretty clear idea of what sex was for from an extremely young age-after Tuck and Thelma walk in on Nip & Tuck's parents getting over "Empty Nest Syndrome", the parents reminisce about when the boys were five - cut to five-year-old Nip in a onesie, asking, "Are Tuck and me gonna have a widdle bwuvver?" "No, sweetie..." "Then what was all that for?!" His knowledge is possibly justified given that he's a farm kid and has probably seen the equivalent behaviour in [[FurryConfusion the non-anthro animals]].
* Webcomic ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=311 is]] [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=1251#comic a]] ''[[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=1502#comic really]]'' [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=1195#comic huge]] [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=488#comic fan]] [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=943#comic of]] [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=1142#comic this]] [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=1240#comic trope.]] [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2829#comic Yup]].
* ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'': [[http://somethingpositive.net/sp04112005.shtml Here]] we see the aftermath of Davan's father giving him the Talk.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* [[http://www.fmylife.com/kids/21340142 This]] post on FML.
--> By the time it was over, he'd corrected me on several factual errors and told me what felching is. Now I remember why I never wanted kids.
* Parodied in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Veq4Oc8S7-I this]] Website/CollegeHumor sketch about "second puberty", which discusses the pitfalls of the ''aging'' process in a fashion like those films you may have been shown in health class (or by your parents) about ''actual'' puberty.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'': In the Christmas episode of the Disney series, Doug's father Phil, after spending the entire season trying to give Doug The Talk (probably because of his wife being pregnant; the baby is born in the same episode), finally works up the courage to tell him, only for Doug to cut him off and say he already knows about sex, and proceeds to explain it to his dad. It cuts immediately to after the conversation with his dad walking away saying "Thanks son, that was really informative, I guess they left out a few things when I was kid," in a completely dazed voice. Either his dad did not understand something (despite having three kids), or Doug is into some creepy stuff. Even after Doug was given The Talk, his parents are completely clueless about Doug's crush on Patti, referring to her as a friend -- even inviting her for a sleepover.
* Weird variant: Sari from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Image:Sariprime.jpg explains it to Optimus Prime]] (no, we don't hear it, but it became so iconic that traumatizing Optimus is considered [[Funny/TransformersAnimated one of the funniest things she's done]]).
* Send up in the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Walky Talky Hawky" (the first Foghorn Leghorn cartoon). Henery Hawk's father is ready to give him the talk, only it's not about sex but about [[CarnivoreConfusion wanting to eat chickens]]. Before dad begins, Henery asks him, "Okay, Pop. Whatcha wanna know?"
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}}'' cartoon "Teachers Are People", Goofy eavesdrops on some of his students talking outside his classroom during recess. He immediately goes over to the diagram he has set up of birds, bees, and flowers, rips it down, and throws it in the trash.
* ''TheClevelandShow'' had an episode where Cleveland tries to give the Talk to his son Junior. When he asks his son if he knows where babies come from, Junior first starts off saying that it comes from a "special hug", then suddenly launches into an ''extremely'' explicit detailed description that gets bleeped out, and ends with "---but thats only if you have one of those special swings", then giggles and walks off. Cleveland can only solemny respond "I need to live more..."


[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/TheChildOfLove'': After Asuka gets pregnant her guardian Misato thinks -- ''somewhat'' belatedly -- of having “The Talk” with her:
-->'''Misato:''' Asuka... forgive me. I want to talk with you calmly... woman to woman... do you understand? I need to talk with you about... uhh... bees and flowers... ummm—"''
* In ''[[http://jeconais.fanficauthors.net/Motivations/Motivations/ Motivations]]'' an older female Slytherin gives Harry the Talk, complete with anatomical dolls, a copy of ''Penthouse'' and an audiobook.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' - Dory gets confused during a conversation of parents and starts to give a group of children a version of this, but is quickly cut off.

* PlayedForDrama in ''Literature/WeCantRewind''. The parents find themselves having to explain to their ''nine-year-old children'' [[spoiler: what the purpose of the adult "game" those kids were playing is, what consequence may result from it, and the mother's tragic story of how she was molested and impregnated when she was eleven]]. The kids are duly horrified.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* The young teenager Abby of ''Webcomic/DangerouslyChloe'' is just starting to notice boys, and her parents aren't around, so Chloe and Pandora resolve to give her The Talk. Which might be good if they weren't both [[HornyDevils succubi]]. Fortunately they're not excessively evil as sex demons go, but unfortunately they don't understand mortals very well either. Fortunately, Abby may be just cynical enough about them to survive the experience without permanent mental damage. Unfortunately she was a little too naive...
* In ''Webcomic/KnightsOfBuenaVista'', Adriana has her PlayerCharacter give this talk to Mary's character. The GameMaster Walter lets Adriana only have to roleplay the first part. [[http://elsaletyoufinish.tumblr.com/post/91529563303/kobv-frozen-0022 Mary has fun with her character's reaction]], playing TheIngenue to the point of insisting her fiancé "would ''never'' do such filthy things to me!".
* The ''Webcomic/ParadoxSpace'' story ''[[http://www.paradoxspace.com/birds-and-bees/1 Birds and Bees]]'' starts with a young Jade asking her grandpa how babies are made. Due to this being a ''WebComic/{{Homestuck}}'' spin-off, the actual process is completely non-sexual.
--> "When two people love each other very much, the one with the superior understanding of ectobiological genetic manipulation and transuniversal mechanics of delivery inputs all the necessary coordinates for a series of highly complex paradox cloning..."
* ''WebComic/SandraAndWoo'' gives us [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2014/08/07/0605-teenage-pregnancy/ four unique ways]] of dealing with teenage pregnancy.
-->'''Ye Thuza''' (to Cloud)''':''' If you get Sandra pregnant before she’s finished high school, I’ll separate your head from your body.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* {{Parodied|Trope}} in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' when Kevin gives [[spoiler:''10 year old Ben'']] the "talk".
-->[[spoiler:'''Young Ben]]:''' Where do baby [[CosmicEntity Alien Xs]] come from?\\
'''Kevin:''' When two constelations love each other very much...\\
'''Gwen:''' Kevin!
* {{Parodied|Trope}} in a ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' short aptly titled [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqniSO8kxFo "How Are Gems Made?"]]. Amethyst starts off acting like it'll be this trope, but quickly drops the façade, since Gems are HumanoidAliens who don't reproduce sexually.
--> '''Amethyst:''' Well, when a mommy Gem and a daddy Gem love each other very much, PSYCHE!
** Also done by Steven to Peridot in "Log Date 7 15 2", when she asks about the two characters making out in the video they are watching.
--->'''Steven:''' My dad told me that in certain stages in your life...
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Storks}}'': Despite being set in a universe where [[DeliveryStork Delivery Storks]] exist, it's still an awkward question when Nate asks his parents where they got him. This is because the storks stopped delivering babies 18 years ago so he was made the old fashioned way, which makes his parents dance around the question.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', after the infamous LoveTriangle between Daria, Tom and Jane comes to a head with Daria and Tom kissing, she turns to her mother for advice. Helen starts to go into The Talk, but Daria cuts her off, saying that kissing her best friend's boyfriend is the more pressing issue of the moment.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', Mr. Cat tells [[TheFitz Stumpy]] that babies are made [[BlatantLies by not breathing for two days.]] Kaeloo attempts to give Stumpy the Talk, but he interrupts her and tries holding his nose to stop breathing.