History DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything / LiveActionTV

12th Feb '18 4:31:02 PM dmcreif
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** After accidentally killing Andy's faerie daughters, Jessica spends over ten weeks refusing to eat. Her refusal to eat is akin to anorexia.
3rd Dec '17 2:32:35 AM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheOrville'': "About A Girl" mirrors the common practice of "correcting" intersexed babies' genitals if they are "ambiguous" (that is, do not align neatly as either male on female). In this case, the baby is not intersexed, but female, and the Moclans enforce an all-male society (female babies are very rare among them). There are also the issues of how much parents should be allowed to determine children's futures, and specifically regarding surgery that isn't medically necessary (circumcision, a real life issue where this comes up, is one example used in the episode). Plus sex reassignment surgery in general of course.

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* ''Series/TheOrville'': "About A Girl" mirrors the common practice of "correcting" intersexed babies' genitals if they are "ambiguous" (that is, do not align neatly as either male on or female). In this case, the baby is not intersexed, but female, and the Moclans enforce an all-male society (female babies are very rare among them). There are also the issues of how much parents should be allowed to determine children's futures, and specifically regarding surgery that isn't medically necessary (circumcision, a real life issue where this comes up, is one example used in the episode). Plus sex reassignment surgery in general of course.
26th Oct '17 5:01:47 PM DoctorCooper
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': There was the time Olly developed a serum that would heal any injury, no matter how life threatening, making him a better hero (as Olly's a BadassNormal in a world where anyone can gain temporary or permanent abilities by finding radioactive GreenRocks), but at the cost of making him aggressive and violent, causing him, as Green Arrow, to accidentally hurt Lois. The whole thing is treated like he's taking steroids, with what happened to Lois especially being all but compared to 'roid rage-induced domestic abuse. Hell, they explain away the incident to then-uninformed Lois as Olly doing drugs.
13th Oct '17 3:51:27 AM Argon2
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** Barry is tempted to use Velocity to go faster and it's portrayed as a hard-working athlete who is on the losing end against his competitors who use performance enhancing drug.

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** Barry is tempted to use Velocity to go faster and it's portrayed as a hard-working athlete who is on the losing end against his competitors who use performance enhancing drug.drugs.



* In the finale of ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'', the normally reserved butler Geoffrey is retiring from his position as the Banks family butler, and he seems just a little too excited about his employer's announcement that he's "officially off duty", with parallels to the freeing of a household slave. Geoffrey was always portrayed as resenting everything the family makes him put up with, and, more generally, American culture has always tended to feel that using a household servant comes uncomfortably close to using a slave. Also consider that Geoffrey is working for his citizenship, which Will and Carlton hid and denied him, the show alludes to not only slavery but indentured servants, who often worked for the right to live in the United States (one way to raise the funds needed for your passage was to agree to a period of indentured servitude in exchange).

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* In the finale of ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'', the normally reserved butler Geoffrey is retiring from his position as the Banks family butler, and he seems just a little too excited about his employer's announcement that he's "officially off duty", with parallels to the freeing of a household slave. Geoffrey was always portrayed as resenting everything the family makes him put up with, and, more generally, American culture has always tended to feel that using a household servant comes uncomfortably close to using a slave. Also consider that Geoffrey is working for his citizenship, citizenship- which Will and Carlton hid and denied him, him- the show alludes to not only slavery but indentured servants, who often worked for the right to live in the United States (one way to raise the funds needed for your passage was to agree to a period of indentured servitude in exchange).
8th Oct '17 1:29:45 PM nombretomado
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* On ''KeepingUpAppearances'', Daisy and Onslow recall their wedding night, when she finally told him she was a Liverpool supporter. It's set up as if she had revealed something far more scandalous: Onslow had to go for a walk to sort things out, and, he says, she's lucky he didn't divorce her.

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* On ''KeepingUpAppearances'', ''Series/KeepingUpAppearances'', Daisy and Onslow recall their wedding night, when she finally told him she was a Liverpool supporter. It's set up as if she had revealed something far more scandalous: Onslow had to go for a walk to sort things out, and, he says, she's lucky he didn't divorce her.
25th Sep '17 11:46:16 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheOrville'': "About A Girl" mirrors the common practice of "correcting" intersexed babies' genitals if they are "ambiguous" (that is, do not align neatly as either male on female). In this case, the baby is not intersexed, but female, and the Moclans enforce an all-male society (female babies are very rare among them). There are also the issues of how much parents should be allowed to determine children's futures, and specifically regarding surgery that isn't medically necessary (circumcision, a real life issue where this comes up, is one example used in the episode). Plus sex reassignment surgery in general of course.
13th Sep '17 7:29:25 PM nombretomado
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** Jerry leaving his barber for his more talented relative is portrayed as an infidelity of operatic proportions, complete with several music cues from ''TheBarberOfSeville''.

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** Jerry leaving his barber for his more talented relative is portrayed as an infidelity of operatic proportions, complete with several music cues from ''TheBarberOfSeville''.''Theatre/TheBarberOfSeville''.
11th Sep '17 3:59:30 PM Jhonny
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** Subverted in one episode where the Sheldon, Hoard and Leonard are attempting to build a quantum guidance system for the military on an impossible deadline which Sheldon arrogantly promised. Sheldon drinks a single energy drink and then begins acting as if he has a drug problem, in a classic "innocuous item/substance humorously treated like narcotics" bit. However, when Leonard confronts him about wasting an entire day freaking out about a non-existent problem, Sheldon admits that he realised he's not smart enough to solve the math in the time they have and was deliberately looking for an excuse to not do the work.

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** Subverted in one episode where the Sheldon, Hoard Howard and Leonard are attempting to build a quantum guidance system for the military on an impossible deadline which Sheldon arrogantly promised. Sheldon drinks a single energy drink and then begins acting as if he has a drug problem, in a classic "innocuous item/substance humorously treated like narcotics" bit. However, when Leonard confronts him about wasting an entire day freaking out about a non-existent problem, Sheldon admits that he realised he's not smart enough to solve the math in the time they have and was deliberately looking for an excuse to not do the work.
9th Sep '17 9:47:52 AM RobTan
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** Subverted in one episode where the Sheldon, Hoard and Leonard are attempting to build a quantum guidance system for the military on an impossible deadline which Sheldon arrogantly promised. Sheldon drinks a single energy drink and then begins acting as if he has a drug problem, in a classic "innocuous item/substance humorously treated like narcotics" bit. However, when Leonard confronts him about wasting an entire day researching treatment centres, Sheldon admits that he realised he's not smart enough to solve the math in the time they have and was deliberately looking for an excuse to not do the work.

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** Subverted in one episode where the Sheldon, Hoard and Leonard are attempting to build a quantum guidance system for the military on an impossible deadline which Sheldon arrogantly promised. Sheldon drinks a single energy drink and then begins acting as if he has a drug problem, in a classic "innocuous item/substance humorously treated like narcotics" bit. However, when Leonard confronts him about wasting an entire day researching treatment centres, freaking out about a non-existent problem, Sheldon admits that he realised he's not smart enough to solve the math in the time they have and was deliberately looking for an excuse to not do the work.
7th Sep '17 7:51:55 AM RobTan
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** Subverted in one episode where the Sheldon, Hoard and Leonard are attempting to build a quantum guidance system for the military on an impossible deadline which Sheldon arrogantly promised. Sheldon drinks a single energy drink and then begins acting as if he has a drug problem, in a classic "innocuous item/substance humorously treated like narcotics" bit. However, when Leonard confronts him about wasting an entire day researching treatment centres, Sheldon admits that he realised he's not smart enough to solve the math in the time they have and was deliberately looking for an excuse to not do the work.
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