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6th Jan '17 1:48:51 AM Luppercus
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* Several episodes of both ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' and ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' would deal with AnAesop against racism using mythological creatures. One episode of Hercules has a Cyclops victim of prejudice, another deals with the tense relationships between humans and centaurs. Xena also has an episode that shows Goliath the giant as a good person and family man, implying that his status as BiblicalBadGuy is caused by prejudice against giants. Also the gods mistreatment of mortals is viewed as a form of racism from Hercules.
3rd Jan '17 12:54:10 PM Luppercus
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* Parodied with Jesus in Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook: the reason why Jesus made so many parables about the Samaritans? Because he had racist views on them. As most people listening to his sermons learn when most of them are surprise on why use Samaritans as an example of “not all of them are bad”.

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* Parodied with Jesus in Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook: ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'': the reason why Jesus made so many parables about the Samaritans? Because he had racist views on them. As most people listening to his sermons learn when most of them are surprise on why use Samaritans as an example of “not all of them are bad”.
3rd Jan '17 12:53:15 PM Luppercus
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*Parodied with Jesus in Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook: the reason why Jesus made so many parables about the Samaritans? Because he had racist views on them. As most people listening to his sermons learn when most of them are surprise on why use Samaritans as an example of “not all of them are bad”.
-->'''Jesus''': Sorry, I didn’t knew I was surrounded by Samy lovers.
3rd Jan '17 12:48:33 PM Luppercus
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* A common gag in ''Series/TheMunster'' is how for the family's point of view (a family made of [[MonsterMash classic monsters]]) their niece Marilyn is hideous and an embarrassment for the family. The joke? She looks not only like a normal human but a particularly gorgeous one.


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* A common gag in ''Series/TheMunsters'' is how for the family's point of view (a family made of [[MonsterMash classic monsters]]) their niece Marilyn is hideous and an embarrassment for the family. The joke? She looks not only like a normal human but a particularly gorgeous one.
3rd Jan '17 12:46:23 PM Luppercus
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*''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' has an episode in which Pugsley starts acting like a normal boy, finding interest in things like baseball, the Boy Scouts and a puppy. Of course this is outraging for the family as for them, being normal is incredibly deranged. In an example of tolerance, nevertheless, they do agree to allow him keep his "quirks" and even show [a pretend] interest in them. The funniest part is that this is the equivalent of a very mainstream family dealing with a Goth son but with the inverted roles.


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* A common gag in ''Series/TheMunster'' is how for the family's point of view (a family made of [[MonsterMash classic monsters]]) their niece Marilyn is hideous and an embarrassment for the family. The joke? She looks not only like a normal human but a particularly gorgeous one.


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* ''Series/{{Sliders}}''': Kromaggs hate homo sapiens to the point they think that learning their language is degrading, and treat them as slave and experiment subjects in all worlds they conquer. They also find [[EyeScream human eyes to be some sort of delicatessen]]. Humans on the other hand also hate Kromags or "pig faces" as they call them. In at least one world humans were the bad guys and submit the Kromag to the Holocaust.
3rd Jan '17 12:33:29 PM Luppercus
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* The [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent half-wolves]] of ''Series/TheTenthKingdom''. Granted, wolves are predators and are traditionally viewed as evil and vicious ([[CyclicTrope at least sometimes]]). But the at-times {{Anvilicious}} words and actions of the Little Lamb Villagers (and Wendell) can make one feeling a bit ill. (Which was surely the intended effect--just an example where the writer did their work a bit too well.) Choice examples:
** From the rigged trial (itself hearkening back to the legal woes of many a black man in the South between Reconstruction and the Civil Rights Era):
-->'''Virginia:''' Look at my client! Is he a killer? No! But he is a stranger, and stranger equals wolf, and wolf equals killer. Is that what we're saying?\\
'''Judge:''' Very well put, on to the sentencing!
** After Virginia agrees to defend Wolf:
-->'''Virginia:''' I don't think he killed anyone!\\
'''Tony:''' That's what you ''want'' to think. There's a dead girl out there, that could've been you! He's a wolf, that's what wolves ''do''!\\
'''Wendell:''' That's the first intelligent thing you've said, Anthony.
** At the same time, Sally and the other shepherdesses' (all noticeably Caucasian and mostly blondes) lustful pursuit of (dark-haired) Wolf despite his fake surname and his bushy wolf tail suggests the supposed irresistible temptation of an exotic race... while the Peep boys' apparently violent defense of their sisters' purity, and Wendell's assumption in Kissing Town that Wolf would "have [Virginia] on her back before you can say Happy Ever After" resonate far too strongly with the sort of black-man-rapes-white-woman fears exemplified in ''Film/TheBirthOfANation1915'' to be coincidence. Again, this would be simply an {{Anvilicious}} way of addressing racism in a fantasy setting, the entire point of this trope--in this case, in order to make it relevant to any children in the audience. Basically, Simon Moore [[ShownTheirWork showed his work]], and the fact the treatment of wolves/half-wolves comes off as so disturbingly familiar is due to the blatant, but entirely necessary, use of this trope to make a point.



* Played with in a ''Series/ChappellesShow'' sketch that featured a black mummy, black wolfman, and black Frankenstein's monster who believe everyone is prejudiced against them... [[CompletelyMissingThePoint because they're black]]. At no point do they consider that people might be prejudiced against ''monsters'' instead. Of course, most of the time that isn't the case either. Only the mummy actually faces any prejudice (although it's not clear whether it's because he's black or because he's a mummy), while the other two bring it upon themselves by acting like dicks, while having an EverythingIsRacist mentality when people try to call them out on their behaviour.



* On ''Series/TheHauntedHathaways'', it is almost considered a crime against nature in the ghost world for ghosts to be friends with humans.



* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'': In "The Grell", humans have enslaved an alien race on the basis that they should be grateful for humans having rescued them from their dying planet. The Grell are looked down upon and treated as disposable by their human masters.



* The [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent half-wolves]] of ''Series/TheTenthKingdom''. Granted, wolves are predators and are traditionally viewed as evil and vicious ([[CyclicTrope at least sometimes]]). But the at-times {{Anvilicious}} words and actions of the Little Lamb Villagers (and Wendell) can make one feeling a bit ill. (Which was surely the intended effect--just an example where the writer did their work a bit too well.) Choice examples:
** From the rigged trial (itself hearkening back to the legal woes of many a black man in the South between Reconstruction and the Civil Rights Era):
-->'''Virginia:''' Look at my client! Is he a killer? No! But he is a stranger, and stranger equals wolf, and wolf equals killer. Is that what we're saying?\\
'''Judge:''' Very well put, on to the sentencing!
** After Virginia agrees to defend Wolf:
-->'''Virginia:''' I don't think he killed anyone!\\
'''Tony:''' That's what you ''want'' to think. There's a dead girl out there, that could've been you! He's a wolf, that's what wolves ''do''!\\
'''Wendell:''' That's the first intelligent thing you've said, Anthony.
** At the same time, Sally and the other shepherdesses' (all noticeably Caucasian and mostly blondes) lustful pursuit of (dark-haired) Wolf despite his fake surname and his bushy wolf tail suggests the supposed irresistible temptation of an exotic race... while the Peep boys' apparently violent defense of their sisters' purity, and Wendell's assumption in Kissing Town that Wolf would "have [Virginia] on her back before you can say Happy Ever After" resonate far too strongly with the sort of black-man-rapes-white-woman fears exemplified in ''Film/TheBirthOfANation1915'' to be coincidence. Again, this would be simply an {{Anvilicious}} way of addressing racism in a fantasy setting, the entire point of this trope--in this case, in order to make it relevant to any children in the audience. Basically, Simon Moore [[ShownTheirWork showed his work]], and the fact the treatment of wolves/half-wolves comes off as so disturbingly familiar is due to the blatant, but entirely necessary, use of this trope to make a point.
* Played with in a ''Series/ChappellesShow'' sketch that featured a black mummy, black wolfman, and black Frankenstein's monster who believe everyone is prejudiced against them... [[CompletelyMissingThePoint because they're black]]. At no point do they consider that people might be prejudiced against ''monsters'' instead. Of course, most of the time that isn't the case either. Only the mummy actually faces any prejudice (although it's not clear whether it's because he's black or because he's a mummy), while the other two bring it upon themselves by acting like dicks, while having an EverythingIsRacist mentality when people try to call them out on their behaviour.
* On ''Series/TheHauntedHathaways'', it is almost considered a crime against nature in the ghost world for ghosts to be friends with humans.
* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'': In "The Grell", humans have enslaved an alien race on the basis that they should be grateful for humans having rescued them from their dying planet. The Grell are looked down upon and treated as disposable by their human masters.
2nd Jan '17 9:07:46 PM Luppercus
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* A common theme in ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}'' as the show was keen to present social commentary in most episodes. Racism between bipeds and quadrupeds is shown as a counterpart of xenophobia (quadruped are presented as immigrants), another case was discrimination against herbivores from the carnivore-dominant society and in one episode a family is rudely rejected from a casting for been amphibious.

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* A common theme in ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}'' as the show was keen to present social commentary in most episodes. Racism between bipeds and quadrupeds is shown as a counterpart of xenophobia (quadruped (quadrupeds are presented as immigrants), another case was discrimination against herbivores from the carnivore-dominant society and in one episode a family is rudely rejected from a casting for been amphibious.
2nd Jan '17 9:06:05 PM Luppercus
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* A common theme in ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}'' as the show was keen to present social commentary in most episodes. Racism between bipeds and quadrupeds is shown as a counterpart of xenophobia (quadruped are presented as immigrants), another case was discrimination against herbivores from the carnivore-dominant society and in one episode a family is rudely rejected from a casting for been amphibious.
12th Dec '16 4:34:25 AM TheAimz
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Everyone seems to think Luxans are dumb beasts. Admittedly, they're ProudWarriorRaceGuys, but they're shown to have a complex culture and Lo'laa (presumably a Luxan ship, as its default language was Ancient Luxan) is easily the most technologically advanced ship we see in the series.

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Everyone seems ** Many characters seem to think Luxans are dumb beasts. Admittedly, they're ProudWarriorRaceGuys, but they're shown to have a complex culture and Lo'laa (presumably a Luxan ship, as its default language was Ancient Luxan) is easily the most technologically advanced ship we see in the series.
12th Dec '16 4:33:49 AM TheAimz
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* Happens quite a bit in ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', especially with the Peacekeepers - all of whom are Sebacean (with the exception of half-Sebacean, half-Scarran [[BigBad Scorpius]]), and who deem other species to be inferior. If a Peacekeeper is to spend prolonged time and contact with another species, they will be deemed "irreversibly contaminated" and rejected.

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* Happens quite a bit in ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', especially with the Peacekeepers - all of whom are Sebacean (with the exception of half-Sebacean, half-Scarran [[BigBad Scorpius]]), Scorpius]] - who also makes a point of hiring non-Sebacean scientists during Season 3), and who deem other species to be inferior. If a Peacekeeper is to spend prolonged time and contact with another species, they will be deemed "irreversibly contaminated" and rejected.


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** It is revealed that Charrids and Hynerians have a mutual loathing for each other, because of a genocidal war between them that happened a few hundred cycles in the past. There is also tension between the Charrids and the Kalish, which the Moya crew is able to take advantage of during the "We're So Screwed" trilogy.
Everyone seems to think Luxans are dumb beasts. Admittedly, they're ProudWarriorRaceGuys, but they're shown to have a complex culture and Lo'laa (presumably a Luxan ship, as its default language was Ancient Luxan) is easily the most technologically advanced ship we see in the series.
** Lampshaded in "Won't Get Fooled Again", when nobody but Crichton sees the aliens as...well, aliens.
-->'''Crichton:''' On Earth, psychiatrists don't come in blue.\\
'''Zhaan:''' Do you have a problem with [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad people of color?]]\\
'''Crichton:''' ''Stop.'' You're an alien.\\
'''Zhaan:''' Yes, that's true. But I do have a green card.
** Sometimes, the colour of a character's skin is used as an insult against them, such as Rygel referring to Zhaan as a "blue-arsed bitch" and Jool referring to Chiana as a "monochromatic little bitch".
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