History Anvilicious / WesternAnimation

3rd Dec '17 4:41:16 PM chopshop
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** Quite a few cartoons from the mid-70s onward were very, very Anvilicious. For example, there was ''WesternAnimation/{{Fat Albert|AndTheCosbyKids}}'' and the animated version of ''Series/GilligansIsland''. ''Every'' single episode of those ended with the characters having learned a lesson, and usually drove it home about as hard as they could short of grabbing the audience and screaming it into their faces.

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** One episode of ''WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes'' is a crossover with ''Captain Planet'' and is basically an extended mockery of it's anvil-dropping. Amongst other things, Lord Boxman lampshades that Dr. Blight polluting the world ForTheEvulz is [[StupidEvil idiotic]] ("Why would we want to destroy the world exactly? We do ''live'' on the world...") and the ending points out that [[RealityEnsues beating little kids over the head with messages about climate change probably isn't going to change much]]; after all, [[FridgeLogic what are kids watching Saturday morning cartoons supposed to do about worldwide issues like global warming and pollution]]?
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Quite a few cartoons from the mid-70s onward were very, very Anvilicious. For example, there was ''WesternAnimation/{{Fat Albert|AndTheCosbyKids}}'' and the animated version of ''Series/GilligansIsland''. ''Every'' single episode of those ended with the characters having learned a lesson, and usually drove it home about as hard as they could short of grabbing the audience and screaming it into their faces.
25th Jul '17 10:36:33 AM Kissinger113
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25th Jul '17 10:34:45 AM Kissinger113
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** The first showcases the main characters getting [[MindRape mind raped at the hands of a reform school]] resulting in all of their beloved qualities getting stripped away, [[Literature/AClockworkOrange Clockwork Orange]] style. The second presents a dystopian society resulting from MoralGuardians banning creativity and imagination and [[MoralEventHorizon locking up kids at a young age until they reach adulthood]]. The third claims that the "straight and narrow" is the worst way to live life.

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** The first showcases the main characters getting [[MindRape mind raped at the hands of a reform school]] resulting in all of their beloved qualities getting stripped away, [[Literature/AClockworkOrange Clockwork Orange]] style. The second presents a dystopian society resulting from MoralGuardians banning creativity and imagination and [[MoralEventHorizon [[AndIMustScream locking up kids at a young age until they reach adulthood]]. The third claims that the "straight and narrow" is the worst way to live life.
14th Jul '17 12:03:37 PM Prinzenick
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->Captain: "Why not? You do."
->Audience: "Oooooh..."

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->Captain: "Why not? You ''You'' do."
->Audience: ->[[NoFourthWall Audience]]: "Oooooh..."
14th Jul '17 11:57:00 AM Prinzenick
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-->Poindexter: "You can't use our planet as a junkyard!"
-->Captain: "Why not? You do."
-->Audience: "Oooooh..."
-->Captain: [[GreenAesop "Your rivers, your beaches, your canyons, your frankfurters, all filled with the filth you so frivolously fling!"]]
-->Felix: "Poindexter, this is horrible. [[SelfDeprecation We're prisoners in a cartoon with a moral to it!"]]

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-->Poindexter: ->Poindexter: "You can't use our planet as a junkyard!"
-->Captain: ->Captain: "Why not? You do."
-->Audience: ->Audience: "Oooooh..."
-->Captain: ->Captain: [[GreenAesop "Your rivers, your beaches, your canyons, your frankfurters, all filled with the filth you so frivolously fling!"]]
-->Felix: ->Felix: "Poindexter, this is horrible. [[SelfDeprecation We're prisoners in a cartoon with a moral to it!"]]
14th Jul '17 11:56:24 AM Prinzenick
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-->Poindexter: "You can't use our planet as a junkyard!"
-->Captain: "Why not? You do."
-->Audience: "Oooooh..."
-->Captain: [[GreenAesop "Your rivers, your beaches, your canyons, your frankfurters, all filled with the filth you so frivolously fling!"]]
-->Felix: "Poindexter, this is horrible. [[SelfDeprecation We're prisoners in a cartoon with a moral to it!"]]
-->--WesternAnimation/TheTwistedTalesOfFelixTheCat, "Star Trash"
14th Jul '17 11:53:12 AM Prinzenick
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Animated cartoons are not known for subtlety [[{{Anvilicious}} when it comes to delivering a message.]]

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11th Jul '17 11:30:14 AM ObsequiousEscargot
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** In all fairness, this was a propaganda piece from when America was gearing up for World War II. Several other propaganda pieces from the same time exist, including one based on the Three Little Pigs witch ended in artillery barrages.

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** In all fairness, this was a propaganda piece from when America was gearing up for World War II. Several other propaganda pieces from the same time exist, including one based on the Three Little Pigs witch which ended in artillery barrages.
11th Jul '17 11:28:14 AM ObsequiousEscargot
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** That one is made a BrokenAesop by the people He-Man says to go to in case you're being molested; your parent, teacher, minister or rabbi. Chances are one of those people is more likely to be the molester themselves than some stranger off the street.
** This one might be a case of SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped. Lou Scheimer related in a recent DVD extra for the cartoon how he received a letter from a parent of a child who came forward about their own abuse after having seen He-Man and She-Ra talk about it. Scheimer said that it was probably [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome the most significant accomplishment of his career]].

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** *** That one is made a BrokenAesop by the people He-Man says to go to in case you're being molested; your parent, teacher, minister or rabbi. Chances are one of those people is more likely to be the molester themselves than some stranger off the street.
** *** This one might be a case of SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped. Lou Scheimer related in a recent DVD extra for the cartoon how he received a letter from a parent of a child who came forward about their own abuse after having seen He-Man and She-Ra talk about it. Scheimer said that it was probably [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome the most significant accomplishment of his career]].
11th Jul '17 11:24:35 AM ObsequiousEscargot
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** That quote started life as a TakeThatMe and ended up as HilariousInHindsight.

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** *** That quote started life as a TakeThatMe and ended up as HilariousInHindsight.HilariousInHindsight (see above).
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