History DrugsAreBad / WesternAnimation

19th Oct '16 6:00:08 PM WillBGood
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* ''GIJoe'' had an episode where the Joes team up with Freakin'' COBRA to take down a drug lord after one of the COBRA agent's sister gets hospitalized due to the drug lord's new product, "Spark". Cobra Commander only gets involved when the agent persuades him that, since drugs are big business, the drug lord is sure to have piles of cash on hand to steal. In a rare scene from a show heavy on the BloodlessCarnage, the drug lord gets dropped into a vat of pure Spark and dies from a horrific overdose. It also turns out that the drug lord's bags of "cash" were really bags of shredded newspaper.

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* ''GIJoe'' had an episode where the Joes team up with Freakin'' COBRA freakin' ''COBRA'' to take down a drug lord after one of the COBRA agent's sister gets hospitalized due to the drug lord's new product, "Spark". Cobra Commander only gets involved when the agent persuades him that, since drugs are big business, the drug lord is sure to have piles of cash on hand to steal. In a rare scene from a show heavy on the BloodlessCarnage, the drug lord gets dropped into a vat of pure Spark and dies from a horrific overdose. It also turns out that the drug lord's bags of "cash" were really bags of shredded newspaper.



* "Alone Again" from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' fits this trope. Laura, the newest Starlight Girl, is so depressed over her parents's deaths that she's easy prey for a drug dealer. Within a minute of taking a pill she has intense hallucination and tries to jump out of a window thinking she can fly. She becomes addicted within a few weeks but quits after learning Bobby is a FakeFriend who repeats the same thing to every girl he wants to buy drugs. Pity about the {{Anvilicious}} Aesop, since the first five minutes describing Laura's self-hate and loneliness are an ''intense'' TearJerker.

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* "Alone Again" from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' fits this trope. Laura, the newest Starlight Girl, is so depressed over her parents's deaths that she's easy prey for a drug dealer. Within a minute of taking a pill she has intense hallucination and tries to jump out of a window thinking she can fly. She becomes addicted within a few weeks but quits after learning Bobby is a FakeFriend FalseFriend who repeats the same thing to every girl he wants to buy drugs. Pity about the {{Anvilicious}} Aesop, since the first five minutes describing Laura's self-hate and loneliness are an ''intense'' TearJerker.
18th Jun '16 12:09:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* Completely and utterly ripped into by ''SitDownShutUp''. The teachers decide that they need a scapegoat problem to lecture about for Parents' Day, and decide to have an anti-drug conference sponsored by a prescription drug company. One of the teachers is declared the "drug czar" (for confiscating non-company drugs, ''including'' prescription drugs) and forced to quit drinking coffee, the negative effects of not taking prescription drugs are emphasized (including the principle going into a coma from various vital organs shutting down), and [[CloudCuckoolander one of the teachers]] mishears "Math Lab" (he had previously been taking anti-ear-blockage medication) and instead builds a ''meth'' lab. Everyone seemingly gets sick from the meth being accidentally left among the dippng sauces, which is [[CompletelyMissingThePoint censored]] for being "kind of gross", and it turns out that nobody had taken drugs at all and they got sick from the food. For TheStinger, after it being said that they never did have a chance to show that drugs are bad, shows the baby who had several times been referenced as a "permanent consequence" of using drugs sitting in the duffel bag full of meth bags... [[{{Subverted}} and]] [[DrugsAreBad its tooth falls out]].

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* Completely and utterly ripped into by ''SitDownShutUp''.''WesternAnimation/SitDownShutUp''. The teachers decide that they need a scapegoat problem to lecture about for Parents' Day, and decide to have an anti-drug conference sponsored by a prescription drug company. One of the teachers is declared the "drug czar" (for confiscating non-company drugs, ''including'' prescription drugs) and forced to quit drinking coffee, the negative effects of not taking prescription drugs are emphasized (including the principle going into a coma from various vital organs shutting down), and [[CloudCuckoolander one of the teachers]] mishears "Math Lab" (he had previously been taking anti-ear-blockage medication) and instead builds a ''meth'' lab. Everyone seemingly gets sick from the meth being accidentally left among the dippng sauces, which is [[CompletelyMissingThePoint censored]] for being "kind of gross", and it turns out that nobody had taken drugs at all and they got sick from the food. For TheStinger, after it being said that they never did have a chance to show that drugs are bad, shows the baby who had several times been referenced as a "permanent consequence" of using drugs sitting in the duffel bag full of meth bags... [[{{Subverted}} and]] [[DrugsAreBad its tooth falls out]].
13th Jun '16 10:12:33 AM Pichu-kun
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* "Alone Again" from ''{{Jem}}'' fits this trope. Laura, the newest Starlight Girl, is so depressed over her parents's deaths that she's easy prey for a drug dealer. Pity about the {{Anvilicious}} Aesop, since the first five minutes describing Laura's self-hate and loneliness are an ''intense'' TearJerker.

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* "Alone Again" from ''{{Jem}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' fits this trope. Laura, the newest Starlight Girl, is so depressed over her parents's deaths that she's easy prey for a drug dealer. Within a minute of taking a pill she has intense hallucination and tries to jump out of a window thinking she can fly. She becomes addicted within a few weeks but quits after learning Bobby is a FakeFriend who repeats the same thing to every girl he wants to buy drugs. Pity about the {{Anvilicious}} Aesop, since the first five minutes describing Laura's self-hate and loneliness are an ''intense'' TearJerker.



* One episode of ''APupNamedScoobyDoo'' had one of the suspects revealed to have a history with drugs. Every time the D-word was mentioned, the main characters (especially Scooby) expressed near-Pavlovian revulsion. Turns out the suspect in question was still involved in smuggling drugs, despite having given an {{Anvilicious}} claim that he'd quit that stuff.
* An episode of ''Literature/TheLittles'' appropriately entitled "Prescription for Disaster" played this straight in a surprisingly realistic manner for a Saturday morning cartoon. Also unique in that it called out {{ParentsAsPeople parents who used drugs.}}

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* One episode of ''APupNamedScoobyDoo'' ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo'' had one of the suspects revealed to have a history with drugs. Every time the D-word was mentioned, the main characters (especially Scooby) expressed near-Pavlovian revulsion. Turns out the suspect in question was still involved in smuggling drugs, despite having given an {{Anvilicious}} claim that he'd quit that stuff.
* An episode of ''Literature/TheLittles'' appropriately entitled "Prescription for Disaster" played this straight in a surprisingly realistic manner for a Saturday morning cartoon. Also unique in that it called out {{ParentsAsPeople [[ParentsAsPeople parents who used drugs.}}]]
16th Apr '16 8:24:56 PM aye_amber
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* Gleefully parodied in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', where Fry and Leela use Zoidberg's "Miracle Cream" to give themselves superpowers, including super-strength and speed (but not [[ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman the ability to control sea creatures]]). The powers are temporary, however, causing them to keep returning to the (apparently unique) tube of Miracle Cream. Shenanigans ensue when they run out. At the end of the episode, we are reminded in song that '[[BrokenAesop Winners don't use drugs!]]'
** Also [[FridgeBrilliance hilariously subverted]] by Fry in his typical CloudCuckoolander fashion in "Ghost in the Machines":
-->"Heroes don't do drugs! Except for Drug Man, I guess."
* According to ''[[http://www.everythingisterrible.com/2012/02/drug-avengers.html Drug Avengers]]'', an obscure and [[DerangedAnimation very weird]] educational cartoon recently exhumed by ''Website/EverythingIsTerrible'', [[SpaceWhaleAesop the reason Earth will not be able to join the Galactic Federation in the future]] is because you smoked a joint at that outdoor {{Radiohead}} concert.
* The [[VeggieTales Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie]] song "A Message From The Lord" contains the line "Don't do drugs, stay in school!".
* Used in WesternAnimation/YoungJustice, where Superboy, a [[spoiler: half-]]clone of Superman with weaker powers, is offered "Super Shields" which grant him full Kryptonian powers for an hour, at the cost of making him extremely violent, mindless and angry. They're also addictive, though whether that's the actual shield's fault or the power they give is ambiguous. [[spoiler: Thankfully, Superboy realises how dangerous the addiction is to him (especially since it makes him dependent on ''Luthor''), and comes clean of his own accord.]]

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* Gleefully parodied in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}},'' where Fry and Leela use Zoidberg's "Miracle Cream" to give themselves superpowers, including super-strength and speed (but not [[ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman the ability to control sea creatures]]). The powers are temporary, however, causing them to keep returning to the (apparently unique) tube of Miracle Cream. Shenanigans ensue when they run out. At the end of the episode, we are reminded in song that '[[BrokenAesop ''[[BrokenAesop Winners don't use drugs!]]'
drugs!]]''
** Also [[FridgeBrilliance hilariously subverted]] by Fry in his typical CloudCuckoolander {{Cloudcuckoolander}} fashion in "Ghost in the Machines":
-->"Heroes
Machines:"
--> "Heroes
don't do drugs! Except for Drug Man, I guess."
* According to ''[[http://www.everythingisterrible.com/2012/02/drug-avengers.html Drug Avengers]]'', Avengers,]]'' an obscure and [[DerangedAnimation very weird]] educational cartoon recently exhumed by ''Website/EverythingIsTerrible'', ''Website/EverythingIsTerrible,'' [[SpaceWhaleAesop the reason Earth will not be able to join the Galactic Federation in the future]] is because you smoked a joint at that outdoor {{Radiohead}} Music/{{Radiohead}} concert.
* The [[VeggieTales [[WesternAnimation/VeggieTales Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie]] song "A Message From The from the Lord" contains the line line: "Don't do drugs, stay in school!".
school!"
* Used in WesternAnimation/YoungJustice, where Superboy, a [[spoiler: half-]]clone of Superman with weaker powers, is offered "Super Shields" which grant him full Kryptonian powers for an hour, at the cost of making him extremely violent, mindless mindless, and angry. They're also addictive, though whether that's the actual shield's fault or the power they give is ambiguous. [[spoiler: Thankfully, Superboy realises how dangerous the addiction is to him (especially since it makes him dependent on ''Luthor''), and comes clean of his own accord.]]
8th Mar '16 2:10:35 PM LadyEvil
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* An episode of ''Literature/TheLittles'' appropriately entitled "Prescription for Disaster" played this straight in a surprisingly realistic manner for a Saturday morning cartoon.

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* An episode of ''Literature/TheLittles'' appropriately entitled "Prescription for Disaster" played this straight in a surprisingly realistic manner for a Saturday morning cartoon. Also unique in that it called out {{ParentsAsPeople parents who used drugs.}}
15th Feb '16 7:20:59 AM Clare
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' episode "The Deadliest Battle", both Rick and Kshin are (separately) offered drugs. However, while Kshin has the guts to refuse, Rick (who has recently been under a lot of stress) quickly succumbs to temptation. As a result of taking the drugs, Rick's behaviour becomes erratic and his ability to make decisions is impaired. And, when Kshin tries to confront him about the drugs, Rick uncharacteristically snaps at the youngster to mind his own business. It takes Kshin's [[DisneyDeath apparent death]] at the hands of a super-charged Ming to bring Rick to his senses and take the first step towards quitting drugs.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' episode "The Deadliest Battle", both Rick and Kshin are (separately) offered drugs. However, while Kshin has the guts to refuse, Rick (who has recently been under a lot of stress) quickly succumbs to temptation. As a result of taking the drugs, Rick's behaviour becomes erratic and his ability to make decisions is impaired. And, when Kshin tries to confront him about the drugs, Rick uncharacteristically snaps at the youngster to mind his own business. It takes Kshin's [[DisneyDeath apparent death]] at the hands of a super-charged Ming to bring Rick to his senses and get him to take the first step towards quitting drugs.
12th Feb '16 4:42:56 AM Clare
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' episode "The Deadliest Battle", both Rick and Kshin are (separately) offered drugs. However, while Kshin has the guts to refuse, Rick (who has recently been under a lot of stress) quickly succumbs to temptation. As a result of taking the drugs, Rick neglects to finish repairing Monitor's defences, leaving the base vulnerable to attack. Also, when Kshin tries to confront him about the drugs, Rick uncharacteristically snaps at the youngster to mind his own business. It takes Kshin's [[DisneyDeath apparent death]] at the hands of a super-charged Ming to bring Rick to his senses and take the first step towards quitting drugs.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' episode "The Deadliest Battle", both Rick and Kshin are (separately) offered drugs. However, while Kshin has the guts to refuse, Rick (who has recently been under a lot of stress) quickly succumbs to temptation. As a result of taking the drugs, Rick neglects Rick's behaviour becomes erratic and his ability to finish repairing Monitor's defences, leaving the base vulnerable to attack. Also, make decisions is impaired. And, when Kshin tries to confront him about the drugs, Rick uncharacteristically snaps at the youngster to mind his own business. It takes Kshin's [[DisneyDeath apparent death]] at the hands of a super-charged Ming to bring Rick to his senses and take the first step towards quitting drugs.
10th Feb '16 6:59:44 AM Clare
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' had an episode "Lure Of The Orb" in which Poet Smurf is given an orb by a witch named Allura, when someone touches the orb it helps them think and makes them more energetic, Poet, Painter, Handy, Harmony, and Farmer get addicted to it, it makes them perform sloppily and have big bloodshot eyes, the other smurfs realize they have a problem and have Papa Smurf take it away, but they take it back when he's asleep, when Hefty finds out he breaks it so they go back to Allura for more, she makes them her slaves and tells them that they will become completely unable to function without the orb, Farmer manages to escape and brings Hefty with him to save the others and destroy the main orb, once the effects have worn off the effected smurfs realize how the orb effected them and how awful their work was while under the influence.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' had an episode "Lure Of The Orb" in which Poet Smurf is given an orb by a witch named Allura, when someone touches the orb it helps them think and makes them more energetic, Poet, Painter, Handy, Harmony, and Farmer get addicted to it, it makes them perform sloppily and have big bloodshot eyes, the other smurfs realize they have a problem and have Papa Smurf take it away, but they take it back when he's asleep, when Hefty finds out he breaks it so they go back to Allura for more, she makes them her slaves and tells them that they will become completely unable to function without the orb, Farmer manages to escape and brings Hefty with him to save the others and destroy the main orb, once the effects have worn off the effected smurfs realize how the orb effected them and how awful their work was while under the influence.influence.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' episode "The Deadliest Battle", both Rick and Kshin are (separately) offered drugs. However, while Kshin has the guts to refuse, Rick (who has recently been under a lot of stress) quickly succumbs to temptation. As a result of taking the drugs, Rick neglects to finish repairing Monitor's defences, leaving the base vulnerable to attack. Also, when Kshin tries to confront him about the drugs, Rick uncharacteristically snaps at the youngster to mind his own business. It takes Kshin's [[DisneyDeath apparent death]] at the hands of a super-charged Ming to bring Rick to his senses and take the first step towards quitting drugs.
1st Feb '16 11:16:26 PM Pinokio
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* [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons The Simpson]] kids' favorite cartoon, Itchy and Scratchy, spend a whole episode doing little more than standing on the screen and tepidly fighting. They end the episode with the non-sequitur "Kids, say no to drugs!" Bart and Lisa decide it was a pretty lifeless outing.

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* [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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The Simpson]] kids' favorite cartoon, cartoon characters, Itchy and Scratchy, spend a whole episode doing little more than standing on the screen and tepidly fighting. They end the episode with the non-sequitur "Kids, say no to drugs!" Bart and Lisa decide it was a pretty lifeless outing.outing.
** "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E8BoyScoutzNTheHood Boy-Scoutz 'N the Hood]]": When Bart loses in the arcade game ''Panamanian Strongman'', the Game Over screen shows George Bush Sr. stating "Winners Don't Use Drugs" before kicking the Panamanian Strongman repeatedly in the head.
24th Nov '15 9:36:19 PM redandready45
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*** And Mackey only started taking drugs [[SelfFulfillingProphecy ''because'' he was fired from his job and everyone started stigmatizing him]] even though the only thing he did was accidentally losing a marijuana plant among students [[note]]which Mr. Garrison stole[[/note]].

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*** And Mackey only started taking drugs [[SelfFulfillingProphecy ''because'' because he was fired from his job and everyone started stigmatizing him]] even though the only thing he did was accidentally losing a marijuana plant among students [[note]]which Mr. Garrison stole[[/note]]. [[spoiler: In fact, when he was dragged to rehab, Mr. Mackey explains that he voluntarily stopped taking drugs after being happily married to the hippy lady]].
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