Claim: French playboy discovers the woman he’s been romancing on the Internet for months is his mother.
MAN DATES GAL ON INTERNET FOR SIX MONTHS — AND IT TURNS OUT SHE’S HIS MOTHER!
MARSEILLES, France — Skirt-chasing playboy Daniel Anceneaux spent weeks talking with a sensual woman on the Internet before arranging a romantic rendezvous at a remote beach &mdash and discovering that his on-line sweetie of six months was his own mother!
“I walked out on that dark beach thinking I was going to hook up with the girl of my dreams,” the rattled bachelor later admitted. “And there she was, wearing white shorts and a pink tank top, just like she’d said she would.
“But when I got close, she turned around — and we both got the shock of our lives. I mean, I didn’t know what to say. All I could think was, ‘Oh my God! it’s Mama!'”
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Origins: The realms of comedy and folklore have seen many tales that are all variations on the same basic plot: a man is fixed up on a blind date, matched up with a prospective partner via computer dating, romances an unseen love interest via mail or the Internet, or arranges for a visit from a call girl, and when the two finally meet in person the suitor is horrified to discover that the woman he’s been fantasizing about is his mother, sister, daughter, ex-wife, or current (and therefore similarly cheating)
Hoary as this scenario may be, it still has appeal to modern audiences, as evidenced by the number of people who have forwarded us the putative news story about a skirt-chasing French playboy named Daniel Anceneaux.
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Sightings: In December 2005 comedian Jay Leno cited this item as a genuine news story during one of his Tonight Show monologues.
Last updated: 11 May 2014
Green, Grace. “Man Dates Gal on Internet for Six Months — And It Turns Out She’s His Mother!” Weekly World News. 9 December 2005.