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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).
31st Jan '17 7:10:51 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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** Screams of Silence plot repeatedly says "Domestic Abuse is Bad". This would carry a bit more weight if they [[CriticalResearchFailure portrayed the characters as more than]] [[FlatCharacter victim and asshole]], didn't portray the police more useless than necessary (Joe's word is not enough to investigate the issue, despite being well known as a near incorruptible cop), if the speech Quagmire, of all people, gave wasn't so damn insulting (if you're a victim of abuse and don't seek help, you're not a person no matter the circumstances), and '''if this message wasn't delivered by a tv show that spent the last ten years [[{{Hypocrite}} making fun of this very issue!!]]''' It doesn't help that the solution was [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality murder]], rather than getting the man the help he clearly needs to stop being such a horrible person (which they did attempt '''with the victim''').

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** Screams "Screams of Silence Silence"'s plot repeatedly says "Domestic Abuse is Bad". This would carry a bit more weight if they [[CriticalResearchFailure portrayed the characters as more than]] [[FlatCharacter victim and asshole]], didn't portray the police more useless than necessary (Joe's word is not enough to investigate the issue, despite being well known as a near incorruptible cop), if the speech Quagmire, of all people, gave wasn't so damn insulting (if you're a victim of abuse and don't seek help, you're not a person no matter the circumstances), and '''if ''if this message wasn't delivered by a tv TV show that spent the last ten years [[{{Hypocrite}} making fun of this very issue!!]]''' issue!]]'' It doesn't help that the solution was [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality murder]], rather than getting the man the help he clearly needs to stop being such a horrible person (which they did attempt '''with ''with the victim''').victim'').



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' - Even the theme song is anvilicious.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' - Even ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}''; even the theme song is anvilicious.



** "Arthur's Big Hit": Never hit your younger sibling, even if they damage something you worked on for weeks. Otherwise you'll find yourself hated by all of your friends while said sibling [[KarmaHoudini get's away with no punishment scoot-free]].

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** "Arthur's Big Hit": Never hit your younger sibling, even if they damage something you worked on for weeks. Otherwise you'll find yourself hated by all of your friends while said sibling [[KarmaHoudini get's gets away with no punishment scoot-free]].scot-free]].
** "Bleep": When you curse, you are saying "I want to hurt your feelings". This is the actual reason they give in the episode. Unsurprisingly, this and "Arthur's Big Hit" are often seen as the show's lowest points.
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