History Anvilicious / LiveActionTV

19th May '16 4:53:28 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The US version of ''QueerAsFolk'' was a tutorial on how to be an "acceptable" gay person in the US, running along the lines of: get married in Canada, [[NoBisexuals don't be bi]], don't be angry at homophobes, remember that God loves you after all, adopt children and be nice to your mother.

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* The US version of ''QueerAsFolk'' ''Series/QueerAsFolk'' was a tutorial on how to be an "acceptable" gay person in the US, running along the lines of: get married in Canada, [[NoBisexuals don't be bi]], don't be angry at homophobes, remember that God loves you after all, adopt children and be nice to your mother.
16th May '16 7:37:37 PM karstovich2
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* The final scene of the final episode of ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' is a ridiculously anvilicious message about the dangers of overdeveloping modern robotics. Or maybe "Treat your creations with respect", or "do not enslave artificial lifeforms".

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* The final scene of the final episode of ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' is a ridiculously anvilicious message about the dangers of overdeveloping modern robotics. Or maybe "Treat your creations with respect", or "do "[[SpaceWhaleAesop do not enslave artificial lifeforms".lifeforms]]".
14th May '16 7:41:47 PM nombretomado
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* ''MacGyver'' had several of these episodes. Mostly about the environment.

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* ''MacGyver'' ''Series/MacGyver'' had several of these episodes. Mostly about the environment.
14th May '16 4:54:36 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''TylerPerry's'' ''Meet The Browns'' is chock-full of them: shoplifting, carrying a gun to school, growing marijuana, birth control, drinking, molestation, teen pregnancy, credit card over-reliance, and tons of others. At some point, they made it too obvious to miss. "Meet the Interrogation" touched up on how lotto addictions bleed you dry. "Meet The Christmas Spirit" went as far as to play up the Christmas spirit cliche by having an angel befriend Joaquin. But the real hum-dinger was "Meet the Big Payoff," sugarcoating that texting while driving will get you killed, which was basically a thinly-veiled obligatory public service announcement.

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* ''TylerPerry's'' ''Creator/TylerPerry's'' ''Meet The Browns'' is chock-full of them: shoplifting, carrying a gun to school, growing marijuana, birth control, drinking, molestation, teen pregnancy, credit card over-reliance, and tons of others. At some point, they made it too obvious to miss. "Meet the Interrogation" touched up on how lotto addictions bleed you dry. "Meet The Christmas Spirit" went as far as to play up the Christmas spirit cliche by having an angel befriend Joaquin. But the real hum-dinger was "Meet the Big Payoff," sugarcoating that texting while driving will get you killed, which was basically a thinly-veiled obligatory public service announcement.
30th Apr '16 5:17:19 PM nombretomado
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* [[Creator/{{NBC}} Green Is Universal]], a concept so heavy-handed and self-righteous that it couldn't be contained on just one network. Indeed, this bi-yearly theme appears on every cable and broadcast channel owned by NBC. NBC in turn is owned by General Electric, a polluter so massive and frightening that even CaptainPlanet would fear to confront it. [[{{Hypocrisy}} The irony]] is so thick and juicy that you could cut it with a steak knife.

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* [[Creator/{{NBC}} Green Is Universal]], a concept so heavy-handed and self-righteous that it couldn't be contained on just one network. Indeed, this bi-yearly theme appears on every cable and broadcast channel owned by NBC. NBC in turn is owned by General Electric, a polluter so massive and frightening that even CaptainPlanet WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|and the Planeteers}} would fear to confront it. [[{{Hypocrisy}} The irony]] is so thick and juicy that you could cut it with a steak knife.
20th Mar '16 6:10:34 PM nombretomado
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* ''FullHouse'' invariably ended in someone learning [[AnAesop a lesson]]. Usually 'it's okay to pick on Kimmy Gibbler'.
** ''FamilyMatters'' was just as bad, especially during its first six or so seasons. With the episodes "Like A Virgin" and "The Gun" being the most {{Egregious}} examples.

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* ''FullHouse'' ''Series/FullHouse'' invariably ended in someone learning [[AnAesop a lesson]]. Usually 'it's okay to pick on Kimmy Gibbler'.
** ''FamilyMatters'' ''Series/FamilyMatters'' was just as bad, especially during its first six or so seasons. With the episodes "Like A Virgin" and "The Gun" being the most {{Egregious}} examples.



* ''BoyMeetsWorld'' had many anvilicious [[AnAesop aesops]], particularly of the CantGetAwayWithNuthin variety. Perhaps it was the force of all those anvils that led the main character to be so unhinged in the final seasons.

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* ''BoyMeetsWorld'' ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' had many anvilicious [[AnAesop aesops]], particularly of the CantGetAwayWithNuthin variety. Perhaps it was the force of all those anvils that led the main character to be so unhinged in the final seasons.
19th Mar '16 5:05:29 AM Hossmeister
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18th Mar '16 8:33:49 PM Hossmeister
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5th Feb '16 5:52:53 AM badwolf117
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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E10InTheForestOfTheNight "In The Forest of the Night"]]. Trees are good. Don't bother them.

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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
25th Jan '16 1:13:29 AM sorin255
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** The episode called "The Cloud Minders", in which a culture is divided into a working class and an upper class. The working class living on the surface, working in the mines, and believed to be stupid and therefore inferior, while the upper class live in a floating city in the sky, living like aristocrats and considering themselves superior in every way. When the Enterprise enters the action, the working class is in a state of revolution, and it's discovered the ore they're forced to mine makes them stupid, but otherwise they have the same potential, and thus should be afforded the same privileges, as the upper class, with Kirk championing their cause when he discovers it. The anvil in this episode - an allusion to wealth inequality and Marxist class theory - might even be more applicable in the 21st century than in the 1960s.
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