History Anvilicious / WesternAnimation

16th May '16 2:15:26 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Practically every episode of ''TheProudFamily'', with its suburban upper-middle-class Black-American family learning [[AnAesop some lesson]], often concerning race relations.

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* Practically every episode of ''TheProudFamily'', ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'', with its suburban upper-middle-class Black-American family learning [[AnAesop some lesson]], often concerning race relations.
4th May '16 5:10:11 PM nombretomado
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* It could be said that the ''premise'' of ''CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' was anvilicious. A group of eco superheroes who command the powers of nature to fight evil polluters. Yup, [[ForTheEvulz bad guys who don't produce anything; just pollute]]. Though in its defense, if they had written it as a cyberpunk story about a bunch of eco-terrorists fighting against the overwhelming power of the corporate menace, it wouldn't exactly have been able to appeal to children now would it? That's the lesson here: if it's U.S. children's television, it must make use of anvilicious aesops. Removing them makes the show no longer acceptable for children!

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* It could be said that the ''premise'' of ''CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' was anvilicious. A group of eco superheroes who command the powers of nature to fight evil polluters. Yup, [[ForTheEvulz bad guys who don't produce anything; just pollute]]. Though in its defense, if they had written it as a cyberpunk story about a bunch of eco-terrorists fighting against the overwhelming power of the corporate menace, it wouldn't exactly have been able to appeal to children now would it? That's the lesson here: if it's U.S. children's television, it must make use of anvilicious aesops. Removing them makes the show no longer acceptable for children!
17th Apr '16 4:22:09 AM Andyroid
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** "The Chronicles of Meap: More Than Meaps The Eye" is so comically unsubtle in its moral of "don't judge a book by its cover" you have to wonder if they were doing it on purpose. In fact, one of the first scenes in the episode is Candace ''literally'' judging books by their covers.



--> '''Agent Lyla''': It's a heavy-handed metaphor for how we work together!

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--> ---> '''Agent Lyla''': It's a heavy-handed metaphor for how we work together!



*** This was made even worse by the fact that an earlier episode condemned robosexuality. Fry's Lucy Lu bot died in vain!

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*** This was made even worse by the fact that an earlier episode condemned robosexuality. Fry's Lucy Lu bot Liu-bot died in vain!
31st Jan '16 8:49:56 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Superfriends}}''. Almost every episode of the 1973/74 series had environmentalism as a major theme, with preaching against air and water pollution, encouraging energy conservation, etc.

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* ''{{Superfriends}}''.''{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}''. Almost every episode of the 1973/74 series had environmentalism as a major theme, with preaching against air and water pollution, encouraging energy conservation, etc.
22nd Dec '15 7:39:01 PM otemple700
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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 away with no punishment scoot-free]].
2nd Dec '15 4:30:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''CartoonAllStarsToTheRescue'' uses healthy doses of {{Narm}} and horror to create a special so {{Anvilicious}} that it may very well be a form of brainwashing. The show put the drug addict kid through what can only be described as a Cartoon Carnival of Souls as part of their DrugsAreBad argument.

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* ''CartoonAllStarsToTheRescue'' ''WesternAnimation/CartoonAllStarsToTheRescue'' uses healthy doses of {{Narm}} and horror to create a special so {{Anvilicious}} that it may very well be a form of brainwashing. The show put the drug addict kid through what can only be described as a Cartoon Carnival of Souls as part of their DrugsAreBad argument.



* ''{{Freakazoid}}'': In one episode the story is interrupted by a member of the censor board. At the end she is hit with an anvil [[DontExplainTheJoke because censors are bad, geddit?]]
* ''GIJoe'' taught us all that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AjcDW7zIY8 knowing is half the battle]]. So now you know. The other half? Blowing shit up.
* In later years, ''{{Popeye}}'' cartoons were sometimes used as a way to get kids to eat their vegetables, particularly spinach, as the title character uses it as a SuperSerum. Sometimes, it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gL3WNqs5ZzA worked]].
* Back in the old SEGA Genesis days, ''AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' ended occasional episodes with a "Sonic Says" section which [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcrtkiLEGbE gave kids good advice]]. Which have been [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8b5V3EFfPi0 completely]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EXEYP1U5xw and thoroughly]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fy260D8rt2k&feature=related brutalized]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NscavzsaCgU&feature=related on Youtube]].

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* ''{{Freakazoid}}'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'': In one episode the story is interrupted by a member of the censor board. At the end she is hit with an anvil [[DontExplainTheJoke because censors are bad, geddit?]]
* ''GIJoe'' ''WesternAnimation/GIJoe'' taught us all that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AjcDW7zIY8 knowing is half the battle]]. So now you know. The other half? Blowing shit up.
* In later years, ''{{Popeye}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'' cartoons were sometimes used as a way to get kids to eat their vegetables, particularly spinach, as the title character uses it as a SuperSerum. Sometimes, it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gL3WNqs5ZzA worked]].
* Back in the old SEGA Genesis days, ''AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' ended occasional episodes with a "Sonic Says" section which [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcrtkiLEGbE gave kids good advice]]. Which have been [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8b5V3EFfPi0 completely]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EXEYP1U5xw and thoroughly]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fy260D8rt2k&feature=related brutalized]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NscavzsaCgU&feature=related on Youtube]].



** The episode "Grande Size Me" [[ExecutiveMeddling focused]] on how it's better eating healthy food than fast food. Cue a ''SuperSizeMe'' parody, Comicbook/IncredibleHulk transformation and BreakingTheFourthWall. Lampshaded and played for laughs at the end of the episode where Ron gives a speech to the viewer about [[FantasticAesop how mutating your DNA is bad, and you should never do it]]. Bonus points for ignoring the concept of portion control.
* ''ThePolarExpress'' makes sure that no one misses its religious message. The plot revolves around a boy who is tortured by doubts of Santa Claus, who is shown to be like a god to everyone at the North Pole. The boy is a stereotypical {{woobie}} just because "Christmas doesn't work for him." Everyone who doesn't believe in Santa is annoying, scary, or both and the most spiritual of the kids apparently is the best leader... yes, we got the message.

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** The episode "Grande Size Me" [[ExecutiveMeddling focused]] on how it's better eating healthy food than fast food. Cue a ''SuperSizeMe'' ''Film/SuperSizeMe'' parody, Comicbook/IncredibleHulk transformation and BreakingTheFourthWall. Lampshaded and played for laughs at the end of the episode where Ron gives a speech to the viewer about [[FantasticAesop how mutating your DNA is bad, and you should never do it]]. Bonus points for ignoring the concept of portion control.
* ''ThePolarExpress'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePolarExpress'' makes sure that no one misses its religious message. The plot revolves around a boy who is tortured by doubts of Santa Claus, who is shown to be like a god to everyone at the North Pole. The boy is a stereotypical {{woobie}} just because "Christmas doesn't work for him." Everyone who doesn't believe in Santa is annoying, scary, or both and the most spiritual of the kids apparently is the best leader... yes, we got the message.
1st Dec '15 7:30:42 PM nombretomado
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* Spoofed mercilessly in a "U.S. Acres" short from ''GarfieldAndFriends''. Roy got a job on "The Buddy Bears", an [[TastesLikeDiabetes obnoxiously cheerful]] kids' ShowWithinAShow, where part of his role as "Big Bad Buddy Bird" was to have [[AnvilOnHead sixteen-ton safes]] dropped on his head for not agreeing with the singing, dancing ursines. The quite literally {{anvilicious}} moral, according to the Buddy Bears: "[[TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong Always go along with the group]], or someone may drop a sixteen-ton safe on you."

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* Spoofed mercilessly in a "U.S. Acres" short from ''GarfieldAndFriends''.''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends''. Roy got a job on "The Buddy Bears", an [[TastesLikeDiabetes obnoxiously cheerful]] kids' ShowWithinAShow, where part of his role as "Big Bad Buddy Bird" was to have [[AnvilOnHead sixteen-ton safes]] dropped on his head for not agreeing with the singing, dancing ursines. The quite literally {{anvilicious}} moral, according to the Buddy Bears: "[[TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong Always go along with the group]], or someone may drop a sixteen-ton safe on you."
7th Oct '15 2:25:35 AM Technature
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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''').
1st Oct '15 8:53:48 AM Arivne
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** Colors of the Wind is extremely anvilicious though. Being in touch with nature does not mean that Indians won't shoot bears for sport, for example.

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** Colors "Colors of the Wind Wind" is extremely anvilicious though. Being in touch with nature does not mean that Indians won't shoot bears for sport, for example.
9th Jun '15 9:29:54 AM ThomasVeggieDramaFan
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* The episode "Grande Size Me" in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' [[ExecutiveMeddling focused]] on how it's better eating healthy food than fast food. Cue a ''SuperSizeMe'' parody, Comicbook/IncredibleHulk transformation and BreakingTheFourthWall. Lampshaded and played for laughs at the end of the episode where Ron gives a speech to the viewer about [[FantasticAesop how mutating your DNA is bad, and you should never do it]]. Bonus points for ignoring the concept of portion control.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''
** "October 31st" fixates so much on how lying is wrong that any momentum from the show's first holiday episode is pretty much ruined by how heavy-handed the moral is...
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The episode "Grande Size Me" in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' [[ExecutiveMeddling focused]] on how it's better eating healthy food than fast food. Cue a ''SuperSizeMe'' parody, Comicbook/IncredibleHulk transformation and BreakingTheFourthWall. Lampshaded and played for laughs at the end of the episode where Ron gives a speech to the viewer about [[FantasticAesop how mutating your DNA is bad, and you should never do it]]. Bonus points for ignoring the concept of portion control.
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