Yay – new adventure time.
I don’t know if this is an old role-playing wives tale, urban legend, or it happened to a friend of a friend of mine.. but this page is closely related to an anecdote about a guy that was bitching about having to play a cleric, even though the party truly needed one. After forcing the DM’s hand into letting him role a fighter, the DM made him roll a bunch of checks, and then to look at the fireplace – which promptly ate him.
Again, this MIGHT have happened to a friend of a friend of mine, then again it might be a legendary ‘Gazebo’ style story.
Either way, its an homage to a story.