History DrugsAreBad / LiveActionTV

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]].
19th Aug '16 12:10:02 PM CaptEquinox
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** One episode features a DJ at the station (Doug) who's taking "payola" (accepting bribes to play certain songs) to support his cocaine habit, though at least some of the characters ... Johnny in particular ... find the payola more contemptible than the drugs (Johnny does seem to feel it's unprofessional for Doug to keep his stash in the booth itself, though, and gets Doug's stash inadvertently confiscated by Carlson ... by telling him it's foot powder).

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** One episode features a DJ at the station (Doug) who's taking "payola" In "Johnny Comes Back", Johnny's replacement Doug Winner takes "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Payola payola]]" (accepting bribes to play certain songs) to support his cocaine habit, though at least some but instead of money, he's paid in cocaine. Some of the characters ... Johnny in particular ... find the payola more contemptible than the drugs (Johnny does seem to feel it's unprofessional for drugs. Doug to keep stupidly keeps his stash in ''in the booth itself, though, and gets Doug's stash inadvertently confiscated air studio''. When Carlson discovers it, Johnny covers for Doug by Carlson ... by telling him saying it's foot powder).powder, and Carlson promptly takes it hoping it'll work better than his current brand.
** Payola is a very serious matter in professional broadcasting, and it's TruthInTelevision that they would find it more contemptible than if Doug were simply using drugs.
29th Jun '16 7:36:56 AM Monolaf317
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* In ''Renegadepress.com'''s, 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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* In Being a TeenDrama, in ''Renegadepress.com'''s, 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".
29th Jun '16 7:36:11 AM Monolaf317
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* In ''Renegadepress.com'''s, we have "Some Of My Best Friends Are Indian", "Mano A Mano", "Dying To Connect", "Chemical Solutions", "Smoke Screen", "Legacies", "The Fix", and "Reclamation".
13th Dec '15 5:46:39 PM ChesterPolarbear
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* ''Series/ArchieBunkersPlace: One of the last episodes, "Bunker Madness," sees Stephanie experiment with marijuana to "fit in." Later, Archie's blood pressure takes another increase afterhe catches two of Stephanie's friends smoking marijuana cigarettes in the house.

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* ''Series/ArchieBunkersPlace: ''Series/ArchieBunkersPlace'': One of the last episodes, "Bunker Madness," sees Stephanie experiment with marijuana to "fit in." Later, Archie's blood pressure takes another increase afterhe catches two of Stephanie's friends smoking marijuana cigarettes in the house.
13th Dec '15 5:46:10 PM ChesterPolarbear
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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]] 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.
2nd Dec '15 5:24:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Intervention}}'': May be the strongest argument ever made against drugs. Or the not-so-awesomeness of having a serious disease; ''Intervention'' certainly doesn't really moralize about their choices and covers more on the aspect of people having a serious disease and how their drug use is more of a symptom of that disease than the actual cause.

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* ''{{Intervention}}'': ''Series/{{Intervention}}'': May be the strongest argument ever made against drugs. Or the not-so-awesomeness of having a serious disease; ''Intervention'' certainly doesn't really moralize about their choices and covers more on the aspect of people having a serious disease and how their drug use is more of a symptom of that disease than the actual cause.
16th Nov '15 1:04:12 PM Briguy52748
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* ''Series/ArchieBunkersPlace: One of the last episodes, "Bunker Madness," sees Stephanie experiment with marijuana to "fit in." Later, Archie's blood pressure takes another increase afterhe catches two of Stephanie's friends smoking marijuana cigarettes in the house.
11th Nov '15 2:57:35 AM erforce
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* Averted in ''Series/TheDefenders'' episode "Fires of the Mind", first aired in 1965. Creator/DonaldPleasance 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'' episode "Fires of the Mind", first aired in 1965. Creator/DonaldPleasance 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.
29th Oct '15 10:55:23 AM ChesterPolarbear
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** This trope is played straight in "All That Glitters" after Samantha takes Ecstasy and has sex with Richard and says to him "I love you":
-->'''Samantha:''': I was in love with the taxi driver, the doorman, his sweater!
-->'''Carrie:''' But you only said it to said it to Richard.
-->'''Samantha:''' I am never taking X again. It's a dangerous drug!
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