History Anvilicious / LiveActionTV

10th Dec '17 2:58:48 PM lakingsif
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* ''Series/BlackMirror'' could be retitled "Charlie Booker spends an hour yelling at you about how technology is ruining the world". Also, humans apparently inherently suck and tech is making it worse. It's a wonder Booker hasn't just burned his house down and taken over the Unabomber's old shack by now.

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* ''Series/BlackMirror'' could be retitled "Charlie Booker "Creator/CharlieBrooker spends an hour yelling at you about how technology is ruining the world". Also, humans apparently inherently suck and tech is making it worse. It's a wonder Booker Brooker hasn't just burned his house down and taken over the Unabomber's old shack by now.
30th Nov '17 2:55:15 PM CrypticMirror
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* An episode of ''Series/{{Quincy}}'' when the guy pauses for effect... then declares the cause of death as Punk Rock.

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* An episode of ''Series/{{Quincy}}'' ''Series/QuincyME'' when the guy pauses for effect... then declares the cause of death as Punk Rock.
9th Oct '17 7:13:11 PM PaulA
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* Creator/NormanLear practically pioneered the trope for American prime-time TV. ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', ''Series/{{Maude}}'', ''Series/GoodTimes'', ''Series/SanfordAndSon'', ''Series/{{One Day at a Time|1974}}'', and ''Series/TheJeffersons'' were all thick with Anvilicious plots and [[AuthorTract Points To Be Made.]] So were his later series, but by then people had become less tolerant of his anvils. Then again, ''Series/AllInTheFamily,'' ''Series/SanfordAndSon,'' and ''Series/TheJeffersons'' had highly sympathetic bigots, which lightened the intended anvils in those series. Which in many ways led to the extreme right-wing and/or racist {{Misaimed Fandom}}s that followed Archie, Fred, George, etc. to the point where paid-up Democrat Carroll O'Connor {{lampshaded}} and subverted the trope in an anti-racist PublicServiceAnnouncement for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3HBR4r9r-g B'Nai B'rith]] in 1990.

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* Creator/NormanLear practically pioneered the trope for American prime-time TV. ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', ''Series/{{Maude}}'', ''Series/GoodTimes'', ''Series/SanfordAndSon'', ''Series/{{One Day at a Time|1974}}'', Time|1975}}'', and ''Series/TheJeffersons'' were all thick with Anvilicious plots and [[AuthorTract Points To Be Made.]] So were his later series, but by then people had become less tolerant of his anvils. Then again, ''Series/AllInTheFamily,'' ''Series/SanfordAndSon,'' and ''Series/TheJeffersons'' had highly sympathetic bigots, which lightened the intended anvils in those series. Which in many ways led to the extreme right-wing and/or racist {{Misaimed Fandom}}s that followed Archie, Fred, George, etc. to the point where paid-up Democrat Carroll O'Connor {{lampshaded}} and subverted the trope in an anti-racist PublicServiceAnnouncement for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3HBR4r9r-g B'Nai B'rith]] in 1990.
9th Oct '17 6:53:37 PM PaulA
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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': ''Mr. Whipple" sees Miss Brooks and her friends try to help an old man whom they believe is destitute and starving. It turns out he's a [[TheScrooge rich tycoon]] on a diet. However, the generosity of Miss Brooks and her friends so affects Mr. Whipple that he takes them out for dinner, and decides to lobby for a new school gymnasium.

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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': ''Mr."Mr. Whipple" sees Miss Brooks and her friends try to help an old man whom they believe is destitute and starving. It turns out he's a [[TheScrooge rich tycoon]] on a diet. However, the generosity of Miss Brooks and her friends so affects Mr. Whipple that he takes them out for dinner, and decides to lobby for a new school gymnasium.



* Creator/NormanLear practically pioneered the trope for American prime-time TV. ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', ''Series/{{Maude}}'', ''Series/GoodTimes'', ''SanfordAndSon'', ''Series/OneDayAtATime'', and ''Series/TheJeffersons'' were all thick with Anvilicious plots and [[AuthorTract Points To Be Made.]] So were his later series, but by then people had become less tolerant of his anvils. Then again, ''Series/AllInTheFamily,'' ''Series/SanfordAndSon,'' and ''Series/TheJeffersons'' had highly sympathetic bigots, which lightened the intended anvils in those series. Which in many ways led to the extreme right-wing and/or racist {{Misaimed Fandom}}s that followed Archie, Fred, George, etc. to the point where paid-up Democrat Carroll O'Connor {{lampshaded}} and subverted the trope in an anti-racist PublicServiceAnnouncement for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3HBR4r9r-g B'Nai B'rith]] in 1990.

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* Creator/NormanLear practically pioneered the trope for American prime-time TV. ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', ''Series/{{Maude}}'', ''Series/GoodTimes'', ''SanfordAndSon'', ''Series/OneDayAtATime'', ''Series/SanfordAndSon'', ''Series/{{One Day at a Time|1974}}'', and ''Series/TheJeffersons'' were all thick with Anvilicious plots and [[AuthorTract Points To Be Made.]] So were his later series, but by then people had become less tolerant of his anvils. Then again, ''Series/AllInTheFamily,'' ''Series/SanfordAndSon,'' and ''Series/TheJeffersons'' had highly sympathetic bigots, which lightened the intended anvils in those series. Which in many ways led to the extreme right-wing and/or racist {{Misaimed Fandom}}s that followed Archie, Fred, George, etc. to the point where paid-up Democrat Carroll O'Connor {{lampshaded}} and subverted the trope in an anti-racist PublicServiceAnnouncement for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3HBR4r9r-g B'Nai B'rith]] in 1990.
2nd Sep '17 1:51:37 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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'''Xander''': Good. Just so that's clear.\\

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'''Xander''': Good. Just so that's clear.\\
15th Aug '17 7:02:16 AM johnsmithxxi
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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': ''Mr. Whipple" sees Miss Brooks and her friends try to help an old man whom they believe is destitute and starving. It turns out he's a [[TheScrooge rich tycoon]] on a diet. However, the generosity of Miss Brooks and her friends so affects Mr. Whipple that he takes them out for dinner, and decides to lobby for a new school gymnasium.
31st Jul '17 12:49:42 AM Piterpicher
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* An episode of ''{{Quincy}}'' when the guy pauses for effect... then declares the cause of death as Punk Rock.

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* An episode of ''{{Quincy}}'' ''Series/{{Quincy}}'' when the guy pauses for effect... then declares the cause of death as Punk Rock.
18th Jun '17 10:22:48 PM Eagal
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** In "Oxygen", the Doctor goes snti-capitalist with the subtlety of a jackhammer outside your window at 3 in the morning.

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** In "Oxygen", the Doctor goes snti-capitalist anti-capitalist with the subtlety of a jackhammer outside your window at 3 in the morning.
18th Jun '17 9:31:35 PM saintleki
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* ''Series/{{Blackish}}'' Other than the obligatory "white people are stupid and lame" message in almost every black sitcom, Blackish has numerous episodes with the message, "it's ok to be male, even masculine" and are remarkably unashamed about it.
5th Jun '17 4:08:59 AM Daftpunkfan837
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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E10InTheForestOfTheNight "In The Forest of the Night"]]. Trees are good. Don't bother them. Also if a Child is hearing voices dont give them medication to stop them as they may be alien tree lifeforms

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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E10InTheForestOfTheNight "In The Forest of the Night"]]. Trees are good. Don't bother them. Also if a Child is hearing voices dont give them medication to stop them as they may be alien tree lifeformslifeforms.
** In "Oxygen", the Doctor goes snti-capitalist with the subtlety of a jackhammer outside your window at 3 in the morning.
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