Don't Hug Me I'm Scared (1-6)

Short Story • 2011 • Horror  

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This short story contains 37 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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Aztro.PeskyBee
Yellow Guy's father, Roy, is implied to be watching the main characters through a machine shown near the end of episode 6, Dreams.
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sylthesnail
Roy (father) abuses Yellow Guy (his son) by using his fears against him.
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ErinHollow
At the end of the last episode you can see Yellow Guy starting to look like his dad as he suffers. He just looks like him though, doesn't act like him
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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16Dork01
Yellow Guy is implied to be a child and he goes through a lot of physical and emotional torture. It's also implied that his father is behind it.
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
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The guts in some of the scenes are pig guts, bought from a butcher. The pig itself was already dead by the time they decided to do this.
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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magicdog2013games
The duck dies in episode 5
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Are animals abused?
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snowisdelicious
The green duck dies in episodes 2 and 5
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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sylthesnail
Specifically, there's a butterfly.
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Assault
Is rape mentioned?
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mimogutz
not necessarily, but there is a scene in episode two where red guy and duck guy have some kind of helmets on connected to a machine, seemingly being forced to watch the screens. it looks like they may be struggling to move but this is speculation
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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mimogutz
the yellow guy drowns in oil during the sixth episode
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Is there cannibalism?
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AShyYandere
Yes,in episode five(5) yellow guy is seen to be eating green guy
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Aztro.PeskyBee
One of the recurring elements of the show is body horror and gore. In episode one, Creativity, a heart is covered in glitter and a cake made of entrails is shown. In episode 2, Time, the main characters are melted to gorey, aged versions of themselves. And in episode 5, Health, Duck is disemboweled by a giant can and then a shot is shown of Yellow Guy is shown with Duck's entrails shown on the table.
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Is there amputation?
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ErinHollow
A head comedically explodes into confetti. It's very sudden
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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DoesTheMonsterDie
Too much meat makes your teeth go grey!
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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AlmightyKingPrawn
In episode 2 we get a closeup of the duck's fingers graphically melting with time.
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Is someone tortured?
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16Dork01
The main three characters go through mental and physical torture in every single episode
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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16Dork01
Duck's eye falls off at the end of Episode 2.
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mimogutz
the end of the second episode shows the characters aging rapidly, and it's very graphic, the characters have their skin and body parts fall off
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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magicdog2013games
Yellow guy technically dies in episode 2 and 6
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
Does a major character die?
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Aztro.PeskyBee
Duck, a bird puppet, is killed in episode 5.
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Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
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magicdog2013games
Between episodes 2 and 3 the main 3 characters were kidnapped and held for ransom
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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nh17
If you interpret Yellow Guy as a child, Sketchbook pouring ink on his painting could be interpreted this way
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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magicdog2013games
There are two subtle jumpscares in episode 4, one where the computer yells "don't touch me" and the duck appears screams during the digital dancing scene
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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HickoryDickoryProductions
yellow guy paints a clown in the first episode, though it's ruined by the sketchbook.
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Sort of. The main characters are in a bath in episode 2
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Is someone eaten?
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officesuppliez
Duck has his organs eaten by a can while he is alive, yellow guy is tricked into eating the canned organs.
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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LGBTQ+
Is there bisexual cheating?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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ErinHollow
No. A cartoon one is shown for a second in episode 2, and someone's connected to a blood bag in episode 5
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Aztro.PeskyBee
In episode 5, Health, a hospital room is one of the recurring sets of the episode, specifically a surgery room.
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone self harm?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Is there misophonia?
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It's especially prominent in the first episode when everything starts going dark. Also in the second episode when Tony the Clock starts screeching it's really repetitive.
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Dragonrat703
Yellow Guy has a breakdown where he hyperventilates in Episode 6.
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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RowanOakley
No, but an entire episode about eating and food, and a character appears to binge at the end.
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RowanOakley
Tricky; a character is heavily implied to have a developmental disability and is abused by his father, but at no point is autism specifically mentioned.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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HickoryDickoryProductions
the aesthetics are very preschool-like in deliberate contrast to the dark story, but there are no babies in it last I checked.
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Is there shakey cam?
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16Dork01
In Episode 5, when Duck screams "I DON'T WANT TO DO THIS ANYMORE"
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EzraWalcott
Episode 4 has a lot of things moving quickly that may be considered flashing lights.
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Paranoia
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JayR
A main theme is the characters becoming aware of their surroundings in a way that they shouldn't. Characters stare directly at the camera and occasionally the set and cameras are seen
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Aztro.PeskyBee
In episode 3, Love, a butterfly hatchling is shown at the end of the episode, shortly before being squashed.
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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ErinHollow
Hard to say. Episode 5 is a critique of diet culture and the inconsistent ideas of "healthy" food. At the end a character eats too much and end up bigger (fatter and taller). This is played for horror, not comedy
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Does the black guy die first?
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RowanOakley
No, but the third episode has some veiled typical homophobic rhetoric (this is implied to be an underhanded criticism of religious homophobia).
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Aztro.PeskyBee
A main character, Yellow Guy, is implied to be developmentally disabled, and is treated differently by characters as a result. Two standouts in this is Shrignold from Episode 3, Love, who repeatedly scolds him for misunderstanding his preaching, and Yellow Guy's father, who is implied in an interview to be abusive to Yellow Guy specifically because of his interpreted arrogance and rudeness, which contrasts Yellow Guy's actual behavior.
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Are there n-words?
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Is there aphobia?
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ErinHollow
In-universe, and it's more dismissive than discriminatory. Episode 4
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
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magicdog2013games
Roy is watching what appears to be p*********y in episode 2
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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ErinHollow
A character is wearing "no clothes" but he has a red costume as his "skin"
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Spoiler
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ErinHollow
The whole show is about the loss of innocence and corruption of children's media, but not santa specifically
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16Dork01
The ending of the series is a bit vague, but it seems to end on a fairly hopeful if still somewhat... Suspicious note.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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16Dork01
Duck's skin gets melted off in Episode 2. Duck and Red Guy eat bloody eggs and chicken meat in Episode 3. Episode 5 shows off Duck's organs in a very graphic detail.
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Does someone drown?
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16Dork01
Yellow Guy drowns in oil in Episode 6.
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Is there gun violence?
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