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Jan 5th 2019 at 7:15:04 AM •••

There was an episode of "C Hi Ps" with a C-story where Ponch starts obsessing over a sexy woman on a billboard. By the end of the episode, Jon finally introduces her to him, and they find out she's only 14, and he's embarrassed about pining over the girl, and everybody has a big laugh over it. Does anyone remember the name of this episode?

Apr 18th 2017 at 10:55:34 AM •••

all sounds a bit Values Dissonance and too USA-centred. Anyone looking in from say Britain will shrug and say "she's over sixteen. Where's the problem?" Depends too much on a legal concept that isn't even universal in the USA - that the age of consent is eighteen. And sixteen is weird when seen from outside Britain - look at Angola, for instance...

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/what-age-consent-around-world-2802173

Needs a Real Life note, if only to point out the vast difference and range in legal age depending on where you are in the world? What is lawful/illegal in one country is not so in others, and the USA is towards the high end of the range.

Sep 15th 2015 at 4:57:02 PM •••

There are a lot of examples here in which the work either originates from or is set in a place where the character is above the local age of consent (if any). It seems to me that this makes them not examples, since the trope is specifically about the risk of jail time if a sexual relationship is pursued, and if they're legal, that's not a factor (however squicky it may be to our modern Western sensibilities).

I'm thinking these examples should be removed, but I wanted to bring it up here before deleting a quarter to a third of the examples on the page.

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Sep 16th 2015 at 5:10:06 AM •••

Depends if the work treats them as being underage or not. Even if, in Real Life the AOC is 16, if the work acts like it's 18 there, it'd count.

Sep 16th 2015 at 7:57:37 AM •••

Good point, I agree. If one character makes a "jail time" joke or reference to another, then it counts, even if only as a discussed example.

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Apr 25th 2012 at 4:59:21 AM •••

Do we need another trope for when a very evident minor girl acts or dress as she was a jailbait, and maybe she really belive she can be that (even thought her perception of male-x-female relationship is still bound to fairy tales), but she just results in being ridiculus or, in the best cases, just hilariously cute? Former sample

Jun 22nd 2010 at 3:07:13 AM •••

Pulling for Rule Of Cautious Editing Judgment. I would pull more, but I'm not sure how much needs to be left. But the idea that a child deserves to be a considered a sex offender for showing photos of himself is controversial, to say the least.

  • Which, though the punishment is harsh, isn't too bad an idea. Kids need to be more aware that those images and videos can go anywhere—and that the people the send it to are just as stupid as they are... And, by the way, most kids who do this WILL be charged as a sexual offender.

Nov 2nd 2014 at 12:27:08 PM •••

Does anyone else find the term "jailbait" creepy as hell? Kinda makes it sound like the girls deliberately try to get grownass men in trouble with their hotness, or something.

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