History CarnivoreConfusion / LiveActionTV

27th Feb '17 12:44:46 AM Dark_Lord_
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* Played very straight in the Dutch children's show ''[=BiBaBoerderij=]'' (can be translated to [=FiFaFarm=]), which teaches small children about various aspects of farm life. In this show, everything that is edible also displays sentience, including the vegetables and fruit,and live in an idyllic setting in which everyone gets along just fine. And yet, the characters frequently eat food onscreen, which includes products made from the very animals and vegetables that are also portrayed as sentient characters. Off course, with this series being aimed at small children, this is never addressed.

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* Played very straight in the Dutch children's show ''[=BiBaBoerderij=]'' (can be translated to [=FiFaFarm=]), which teaches small children about various aspects of farm life. In this show, everything every creature that is edible farms normally use for food production also displays sentience, including the vegetables and fruit,and fruit and live in an idyllic setting in which everyone gets along just fine. And yet, the characters frequently eat food onscreen, which includes products made from the very animals and vegetables that are also portrayed as sentient characters. Off course, with this series being aimed at small children, this is never addressed.
27th Feb '17 12:11:53 AM Dark_Lord_
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* Played very straight in the Dutch children's show ''[=BiBaBoerderij=]'' (can be translated to [=FiFaFarm=]), which teaches small children about various aspects of farm life. In this show, everything that is edible also displays sentience, including the vegetables and fruit,and live in an idyllic setting in which everyone gets along just fine. And yet, the characters frequently eat food onscreen, which includes products made from the very animals and vegetables that are also portrayed as sentient characters. Off course, with this series being aimed at small children, this is never addressed.
2nd Feb '17 5:36:09 PM ElSquibbonator
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** ''Walking With Dinosaurs'' of all things, has a tendency to do the "[[ScavengersAreScum evil scavenger]]" variant of this trope; while the predatory animals do have a more ominous mood to their presence, they're still depicted in a way that makes them at least somewhat admirable and interesting creatures. The same cannot be said about ''Coelophysis'' (opportunistic protagonist predator from "New Blood"), ''Eustreptospondylus'' (the token land-lubber in "Cruel Sea"), young ''Ornithocheirus'' (scavenges the dead protagonist in "Giant of the Skies") or ''Didelphodon'' (an annoying, hyena-like mammal from "Death of a Dynasty"), all of which are depicted in a rather negative, or at least macabre light.

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** ''Walking With Dinosaurs'' of all things, has a tendency to do the "[[ScavengersAreScum evil scavenger]]" variant of this trope; while the predatory animals do have a more ominous mood to their presence, they're still depicted in a way that makes them at least somewhat admirable and interesting creatures. Some are even the "protagonists" of their respective episodes. The same cannot be said about ''Coelophysis'' (opportunistic protagonist predator from "New Blood"), ''Eustreptospondylus'' (the token land-lubber in "Cruel Sea"), young ''Ornithocheirus'' (scavenges the dead protagonist in "Giant of the Skies") or ''Didelphodon'' (an annoying, hyena-like mammal from "Death of a Dynasty"), all of which are depicted in a rather negative, or at least macabre light.
22nd Jul '16 4:53:58 AM Pichu-kun
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* In a rather silly example, AnimalPlanet's ''Weird, True and Freaky'' featured [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuhXKvxz4-U a story on chimpanzee "cannibalism."]] Anyone familiar with chimps knows that the males tend to kidnap and eat the infants of rival troops. Shocking, yes, but that's ''not'' what the story is about. It's about chimpanzees, apes, hunting for monkey meat. And the narrator says it's cannibalism. That's as cannibalistic as a polar bear eating a seal!
* ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'', of all things, has a tendency to do the "evil scavenger" variant of this trope; while the predatory animals do have a more ominous mood to their presence, they're still depicted in a way that makes them at least somewhat admirable and interesting creatures. The same cannot be said about ''Coelophysis'' (opportunistic protagonist predator from "New Blood"), ''Eustreptospondylus'' (the token land-lubber in "Cruel Sea"), young ''Ornithocheirus'' (scavenges the dead protagonist in "Giant of the Skies") or ''Didelphodon'' (an annoying, hyena-like mammal from "Death of a Dynasty"), all of which are depicted in a rather negative, or at least macabre light.

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* In a rather silly example, AnimalPlanet's Creator/AnimalPlanet's ''Weird, True and Freaky'' featured [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuhXKvxz4-U a story on chimpanzee "cannibalism."]] Anyone familiar with chimps knows that the males tend to kidnap and eat the infants of rival troops. Shocking, yes, but that's ''not'' what the story is about. It's about chimpanzees, apes, hunting for monkey meat. And the narrator says it's cannibalism. That's as cannibalistic as a polar bear eating a seal!
* ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'', ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'':
** ''Walking With Dinosaurs''
of all things, has a tendency to do the "evil scavenger" "[[ScavengersAreScum evil scavenger]]" variant of this trope; while the predatory animals do have a more ominous mood to their presence, they're still depicted in a way that makes them at least somewhat admirable and interesting creatures. The same cannot be said about ''Coelophysis'' (opportunistic protagonist predator from "New Blood"), ''Eustreptospondylus'' (the token land-lubber in "Cruel Sea"), young ''Ornithocheirus'' (scavenges the dead protagonist in "Giant of the Skies") or ''Didelphodon'' (an annoying, hyena-like mammal from "Death of a Dynasty"), all of which are depicted in a rather negative, or at least macabre light.
19th Apr '16 8:28:18 AM DaibhidC
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** In the ''Series/TheMuppets'' episode "Generally Inhospitable", Miss Piggy says the reason she hates being sick is that when she was growing up on the farm, injured pigs disappeared, and the next time you saw them was in the butcher's window. This is played ''absolutely sraight''.

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** In the ''Series/TheMuppets'' episode "Generally Inhospitable", Miss Piggy says the reason she hates being sick is that when she was growing up on the farm, injured pigs disappeared, and the next time you saw them was in the butcher's window. This is played ''absolutely sraight''.straight''.
19th Apr '16 8:27:45 AM DaibhidC
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** In the ''Series/TheMuppets'' episode "Generally Inhospitable", Miss Piggy says the reason she hates being sick is that when she was growing up on the farm, injured pigs disappeared, and the next time you saw them was in the butcher's window. This is played ''absolutely sraight''.
10th Apr '15 7:44:04 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Dinosaurs}}'', everyone ([[FurryConfusion except, ironically, humans]]) acts like people, which means the characters will frequently have conversations with their meals.

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* In ''{{Dinosaurs}}'', ''{{Series/Dinosaurs}}'', everyone ([[FurryConfusion except, ironically, humans]]) acts like people, which means the characters will frequently have conversations with their meals.
19th Feb '15 7:14:43 PM Bk-notburgerking
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* ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'', of all things, has a tendency to do the "evil scavenger" variant of this trope; while the predatory animals do have a more ominous mood to their presence, they're still depicted in a way that makes them at least somewhat admirable and interesting creatures. The same cannot be said about ''Coelophysis'' (opportunistic predator from "New Blood"), ''Eustreptospondylus'' (the token land-lubber in "Cruel Sea"), young ''Ornithocheirus'' (scavenges the dead protagonist in "Giant of the Skies") or ''Didelphodon'' (an annoying, hyena-like mammal from "Death of a Dynasty"), all of which are depicted in a rather negative, or at least macabre light.

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* ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'', of all things, has a tendency to do the "evil scavenger" variant of this trope; while the predatory animals do have a more ominous mood to their presence, they're still depicted in a way that makes them at least somewhat admirable and interesting creatures. The same cannot be said about ''Coelophysis'' (opportunistic protagonist predator from "New Blood"), ''Eustreptospondylus'' (the token land-lubber in "Cruel Sea"), young ''Ornithocheirus'' (scavenges the dead protagonist in "Giant of the Skies") or ''Didelphodon'' (an annoying, hyena-like mammal from "Death of a Dynasty"), all of which are depicted in a rather negative, or at least macabre light.
19th Feb '15 7:14:14 PM Bk-notburgerking
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** Its spinoff, ''Walking With Beasts'' is also guilty of this; the "Sabre Tooth" episode of the former paints the terror birds as carrion-eaters (their actual diets were much more varied) to make the sabre-tooth cats more likeable.

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** Its spinoff, ''Walking With Beasts'' is also guilty of this; the "Sabre Tooth" episode of the former paints the terror birds as carrion-eaters (their actual diets were much more varied) made almost entirely of live prey) to make the sabre-tooth cats more likeable. This is not only biased but also completely incorrect, as terror birds are very poor scavengers and superb predators.
6th Jan '15 4:42:33 PM CJCroen1393
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* ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'', of all things, has a tendency to do the "evil scavenger" variant of this trope; while the predatory animals do have a more ominous mood to their presence, they're still depicted in a way that makes them at least somewhat admirable and interesting creatures. The same cannot be said about ''Coelophysis'' (opportunistic predator from "New Blood"), ''Eustreptospondylus'' (the token land-lubber in "Cruel Sea"), young ''Ornithocheirus'' (scavenges the dead protagonist in "Giant of the Skies") or ''Didelphodon'' (an annoying, hyena-like mammal from "Death of a Dynasty"), all of which are depicted in a rather negative, or at least macabre light.
** Its spinoff, ''Walking With Beasts'' is also guilty of this; the "Sabre Tooth" episode of the former paints the terror birds as carrion-eaters (their actual diets were much more varied) to make the sabre-tooth cats more likeable.
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