History DrugsAreBad / LiveActionTV

12th Apr '17 3:51:04 AM jormis29
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* Averted in ''Series/TheDefenders'' episode "Fires of the Mind", first aired in 1965. Creator/DonaldPleasence plays the Leary Expy here, on trial for murder after one of his students suicided. Instead of "drugs are bad", the Arnold Manoff screenplay showed both sides. The older lawyer is so disgusted that he quits the case; the younger lawyer, his son, tries LSD to see what it's like and testifies that he had a positive experience.

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* Averted in ''Series/TheDefenders'' ''Series/{{The Defenders|1961}}'' episode "Fires of the Mind", first aired in 1965. Creator/DonaldPleasence plays the Leary Expy here, on trial for murder after one of his students suicided. Instead of "drugs are bad", the Arnold Manoff screenplay showed both sides. The older lawyer is so disgusted that he quits the case; the younger lawyer, his son, tries LSD to see what it's like and testifies that he had a positive experience.
3rd Apr '17 6:28:56 PM nombretomado
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* PunkyBrewster wants to join a clique who call themselves the Chiclets. But in order to join, she has to try drugs. Punky is faced with a quandary until she follows a "Just Say No" campaign. The episode ends with Soleil Moon Frye doing a Just Say No rally in Atlanta and Cherie Johnson doing a campaign in St. Louis.

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* PunkyBrewster Series/PunkyBrewster wants to join a clique who call themselves the Chiclets. But in order to join, she has to try drugs. Punky is faced with a quandary until she follows a "Just Say No" campaign. The episode ends with Soleil Moon Frye doing a Just Say No rally in Atlanta and Cherie Johnson doing a campaign in St. Louis.
10th Feb '17 4:33:14 PM WaggishPony
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* ''Series/SeventhHeaven'': This [[{{Narm}} narmtastic]] show went with every drug in the book from marijuana to alcohol to cigarettes to ''glue'' in order to deliver an {{Aesop}} with the [[{{Anvilicious}} subtlety of a sledgehammer to the face]].
27th Nov '16 3:13:04 PM BattleMaster
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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': There are the Jem'Hadars.



** The episode "Symbiosis" including a why-drugs-are-bad speech by Tasha Yar to Wesley Crusher. She points out that drugs can be an escape from one's crappy life.
*** What makes it even more jarring is that it is entirely irrelevant to the situation.

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** The episode "Symbiosis" including a why-drugs-are-bad speech by Tasha Yar to Wesley Crusher. She points out that drugs can be an escape from one's crappy life.
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life. What makes it even more jarring is that it is entirely irrelevant to the situation.
27th Nov '16 3:10:03 PM BattleMaster
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* ''Series/HomeImprovement'': In one episode, Tim and Jill catch Brad with marijuana and try to convince him that using marijuana is bad, but it is portrayed in a more even-handed way than in many other shows. Jill ends up revealing that she smoked pot in college and once while high bought a stash that was laced with something and she ended up in the emergency room and then was charged with possession and Tim had to bail her out of jail. The end. message was that while marijuana might not be inherently bad it can cause the user to make bad decisions and the potential risk is not worth it. Creator/TimAllen himself rather famously spent a few years in prison for selling drugs, so he'd know.

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* ''Series/HomeImprovement'': In one episode, Tim and Jill catch Brad with marijuana and try to convince him that using marijuana is bad, but it is portrayed in a more even-handed way than in many other shows. Jill ends up revealing that she smoked pot in college and once while high bought a stash that was laced with something and she ended up in the emergency room and then was charged with possession and Tim had to bail her out of jail. Tim pointed out that if Brad tested positive for marijuana use, he'd risk losing the sports scholarship he'd been working hard to get. The end. end message was that while marijuana might not be inherently bad it can cause the user to make bad decisions and the potential risk is not worth it. Creator/TimAllen himself rather famously spent a few years in prison for selling drugs, so he'd know.
19th Oct '16 4:54:06 PM WillBGood
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-->'''Xander:''' And was there a lesson in all this? Huh? What did we learn about beer?\\

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-->'''Xander:''' --->'''Xander:''' And was there a lesson in all this? Huh? What did we learn about beer?\\
15th Oct '16 6:00:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{V}}'': Subverted Trope. In ''V: The Final Battle'', the street smart member of the resistance is selling drugs to Visitors and their collaborators. When his father confronts him on this, the character justifies it as a means to help undermine their enemy in some small way and his father admits he has a point.
* ''WelcomeBackKotter'': Had a VerySpecialEpisode dedicated to Washington getting involved with drugs.

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* ''Series/{{V}}'': ''Series/{{V 1983}}'': Subverted Trope. In ''V: The Final Battle'', the street smart member of the resistance is selling drugs to Visitors and their collaborators. When his father confronts him on this, the character justifies it as a means to help undermine their enemy in some small way and his father admits he has a point.
* ''WelcomeBackKotter'': ''Series/WelcomeBackKotter'': Had a VerySpecialEpisode dedicated to Washington getting involved with drugs.
1st Oct '16 7:59:38 AM Monolaf317
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* Being a TeenDrama, in ''Renegadepress.com'', we have "Some Of My Best Friends Are Indian", "Mano A Mano", "Dying To Connect", "Chemical Solutions", "Smoke Screen", "Legacies", "The Fix", and "Reclamation".

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* Being a TeenDrama, in ''Renegadepress.com'', we have "Some Of My Best Friends Are Indian", "Mano A Mano", "Dying To Connect", "Chemical Solutions", "Smoke Screen", "Legacies", "The Fix", Telling", and "Reclamation".
27th Sep '16 11:20:58 PM foxley
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* ''Series/{{CSI}}'': In "Let the Seller Beware", a cheerleader gets high on PCP and ends up [[ImAHumanitarian eating her friend]].
19th Aug '16 4:30:53 PM CaptEquinox
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* ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'': This 1960s show handled this with all the finesse of a sledgehammer to the face. There was the couple who was so busy getting high that they let their daughter drown in a bathtub. There was "Blue Boy" who dosed on LSD and buried his head in the dirt while "[[HollywoodNatives painted up like an Indian]]" and after chewing the bark off a tree. Sgt. Friday also told us about the guy who dropped acid and pulled his own eyes out so he could "get a better look", about the teenagers in San Jose who [[http://www.snopes.com/horrors/drugs/lsdsun.asp went blind from staring into the sun while on an LSD trip]] and lectures a group of people on how marijuana irreparably destroys your judgment, but alcohol doesn't.

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* ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'': This 1960s show handled this with all the finesse of a sledgehammer to the face. There was the couple who was so busy getting high that they let their daughter drown in a bathtub. There was "Blue Boy" who dosed on LSD and buried his head in the dirt while "[[HollywoodNatives painted up like an Indian]]" and after chewing the bark off a tree. In "The Prophet", a lengthy dialogue between the cops and an arrogant Leary expy, Sgt. Friday also told us about presented UrbanLegend as fact -- the guy who dropped acid and pulled his own eyes out so he could "get a better look", about the teenagers in San Jose who [[http://www.snopes.com/horrors/drugs/lsdsun.asp went blind from staring into the sun while on an LSD trip]] trip]]. Oh, and lectures a group of people on how apparently alcohol impairs your judgement but it comes back when you sober up -- but marijuana irreparably destroys and LSD ''permanently'' impair your judgment, but alcohol doesn't.judgement. Meanwhile, the "prophet" really is one -- fifty years on, marijuana legalization is right around the corner, and LSD is about to be re-legalized for medical purposes as it once was... while some of those acid users went on to [[http://members.aye.net/~hippie/hippie/special_.htm contribute to the invention of what you're reading this on]].
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