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6th Jun '17 4:31:57 PM SeaRover
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' pilot, the suicide booth Fry uses is promoted as "America's favorite suicide booth since 2008". At first it was just a silly side comment, but now it's funny (in a dark kinda way) since 2008 was the year the suicide machine was invented, and the year the American economy tanked, which would be reason enough for anyone (particularly stock brokers and those who work with money on the savings and investments scale) to be DrivenToSuicide.
28th May '17 6:24:54 AM SeaRover
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' episode [[https://youtu.be/RIcvtTd-DQw "The Election"]] is about a mock election that Arthur's third grade class holds as they learn about the American government. [[RichBitch Muffy]] is an ambitious female candidate with PowerHair, Arthur is a down-to-earth candidate who wants to help people out, and Binky is a self-aggrandizing CloudCuckoolander candidate with unfeasible ideas [[spoiler:who somehow wins the election]]. Fifteen years after this first aired, it comes across as an uncanny prophecy for the 2016 U.S. presidential election, with Muffy as Hillary Clinton, Arthur as Bernie Sanders, and Binky as Donald Trump.
28th May '17 12:18:56 AM dsneybuf
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** "Along Came a Spider..." has a gag in which Franchise/SpiderMan tries to speak in a BadassBaritone, but fails so badly at sounding tough, ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} agent Clay Quartermain asks, "What's wrong with your voice?" Before this episode aired, Marvel had the writers' first choice for Spider-Man's actor, Creator/JoshKeaton, dubbed over by Creator/DrakeBell, as synergy with ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan''.[[note]]Never mind how many other characters sound and/or look completely different between the two shows...[[/note]] After the airing with Bell's line reads, cue peeved Josh Keaton fans questioning the need to change an already-animated Spidey's voice.

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** "Along Came a Spider..." has a gag in which Franchise/SpiderMan tries to speak in a BadassBaritone, but fails so badly at sounding tough, ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} agent Clay Quartermain asks, "What's wrong with your voice?" Before this episode aired, Marvel had the writers' first choice for Spider-Man's actor, Creator/JoshKeaton, dubbed over by Creator/DrakeBell, as synergy with ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan''.[[note]]Never mind how many other characters sound and/or look completely different between the two shows...[[/note]] After the airing with Bell's line reads, airing, cue peeved Josh Keaton fans decrying Drake Bell's performance as inferior, and questioning the need to change an already-animated Spidey's voice.
28th May '17 12:16:39 AM dsneybuf
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** "Along Came a Spider..." has a gag in which Franchise/SpiderMan tries to speak in a BadassBaritone, but fails so badly at sounding tough, ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} agent Clay Quartermain asks, "What's wrong with your voice?" Before this episode aired, Marvel had the writers' first choice for Spider-Man's voice, Creator/JoshKeaton, dubbed over by Creator/DrakeBell, as synergy with ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan''.[[note]]Never mind how many other characters sound and/or look completely different between the two shows...[[/note]] After the airing, cue peeved Josh Keaton fans calling Drake Bell's performance inferior, and the need for the dubbing questionable.

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** "Along Came a Spider..." has a gag in which Franchise/SpiderMan tries to speak in a BadassBaritone, but fails so badly at sounding tough, ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} agent Clay Quartermain asks, "What's wrong with your voice?" Before this episode aired, Marvel had the writers' first choice for Spider-Man's voice, actor, Creator/JoshKeaton, dubbed over by Creator/DrakeBell, as synergy with ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan''.[[note]]Never mind how many other characters sound and/or look completely different between the two shows...[[/note]] After the airing, airing with Bell's line reads, cue peeved Josh Keaton fans calling Drake Bell's performance inferior, and questioning the need for the dubbing questionable.to change an already-animated Spidey's voice.
28th May '17 12:11:48 AM dsneybuf
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'':
** Early into "Who Do You Trust?", [[ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} Clint]] taunts [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony]] for messing up his welcome speech to [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Carol]], prompting Tony to mockingly threaten to fire Clint. Soon afterwards, Tony finds himself in a position where he must consider ''actually'' renouncing Hawkeye's membership, [[spoiler:for possibly being a Skrull]].
** "Along Came a Spider..." has a gag in which Franchise/SpiderMan tries to speak in a BadassBaritone, but fails so badly at sounding tough, ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} agent Clay Quartermain asks, "What's wrong with your voice?" Before this episode aired, Marvel had the writers' first choice for Spider-Man's voice, Creator/JoshKeaton, dubbed over by Creator/DrakeBell, as synergy with ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan''.[[note]]Never mind how many other characters sound and/or look completely different between the two shows...[[/note]] After the airing, cue peeved Josh Keaton fans calling Drake Bell's performance inferior, and the need for the dubbing questionable.
27th May '17 4:31:43 PM Wkenneth334
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* The ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' episode "The Menace of Maninsuit" (first aired in 2004) had Dodgers fight the titular {{kaiju}} on the Japan-like planet of Nippono in a mecha, who eventually crashes into a nuclear power plant and comments on how it's a bad idea to have one near the ocean. The 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, along with the subsequent Fukushima nuclear disaster, show how it's a bad idea.

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The ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' episode "The Menace of Maninsuit" (first aired in 2004) had Dodgers fight the titular {{kaiju}} on the Japan-like planet of Nippono in a mecha, who eventually crashes into a nuclear power plant and comments on how it's a bad idea to have one near the ocean. The 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, along with the subsequent Fukushima nuclear disaster, show how it's a bad idea.



*** It got worse. The 9th episode of Season 5 had shown that the daughters of Aku being the [[NotHyperbole ''literal'']] Daughters of him.



** There's a running gag about Dot going gaga for Mel Gibson, similar in the ways her brothers react when they [[NotSoDifferent are around an attractive woman.]] Nowadays, however, given Gibson's past remarks towards [[http://anniemae04.deviantart.com/art/Mr-Lethal-Weapon-is-Gone-171232186 the Jews and minorities.]]

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** There's a running gag about Dot going gaga for Mel Gibson, similar in the ways her brothers react when they [[NotSoDifferent are around an attractive woman.]] Nowadays, however, though, given Gibson's past remarks towards [[http://anniemae04.deviantart.com/art/Mr-Lethal-Weapon-is-Gone-171232186 the Jews and minorities.]]
21st May '17 10:36:00 PM KyuTurtle
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** "Potty Emergency" has a scene where Wakko tries to use the women's restroom at a movie theater due to the men's room being out of order and gets kicked out. The controversy over transgenders and gender-specific bathrooms in the mid-2010s makes this moment cringe-worthy.

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** "Potty Emergency" has a scene where Wakko tries to use the women's restroom at a movie theater due to the men's room being out of order and gets kicked out. The controversy over transgenders transgender people and gender-specific bathrooms in the mid-2010s makes this moment cringe-worthy.
24th Apr '17 5:29:21 AM iowaforever
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** The ShowWithinTheShow [[{{Flanderization}} flanderizes]] Unalaq, the BigBad of book 2, in an effort to get people to realize that he was indeed the bad guy by showing him as an OmnicidalManiac. [[spoiler: This became unfunny when it turned out that Unalaq was indeed such after becoming the dark avatar.]]

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** The ShowWithinTheShow [[{{Flanderization}} flanderizes]] Unalaq, the BigBad of book 2, in an effort to get people to realize that he was indeed the bad guy by showing him as an OmnicidalManiac. [[spoiler: This became unfunny when it turned out that Unalaq was indeed such after becoming the dark avatar.Dark Avatar.]]


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** "Samurai Quack" has one gag where Dodgers carves his way through countless robots, but pulls back from striking a human because he can't get away with that with a Y7 rating (a jab at how ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' got away with plenty of violence because it was directed towards robots and not organic beings). Then Season 5 of the latter show aired, and Jack brutally slashes the throat of one of the (very human) Daughters of Aku, whom he had assumed was just another one of Aku's robotic minions.
13th Apr '17 8:25:00 AM TheFallofElDorado
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* ''FunnyAneurysmMoment/SouthPark''



* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** The entire episode "The Jeffersons" (and the lines from the black man on "The Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka" who kept telling Jesus that Music/MichaelJackson is still a beloved entertainer, despite being branded as a MemeticMolester), which brutally spoofed Michael Jackson, considering the death of the pop idol and how all the jokes about Jackson being a child molester fell out of favor when he was acquitted in 2005 and when he died in 2009. Considering all the crap he got for his alleged crimes, both in real life and on other TV shows, that make jokes about Jackson being a child molester, ''South Park'' actually had a shocking amount of sympathy for him in the episode "The Jeffersons" as a ManChild who acted this way to make up for the childhood he never had (and Kyle calls "Mr. Jefferson" out on acting like a kid when really he should be caring for the child he has).
** One of the last scenes of "Butters' Very Own Episode" has Gary Condit, [=JonBenet=] Ramsey's parents, and O.J. Simpson being called out quite viciously and angrily for being murderers who lie through their teeth while playing the victim card. Though it was basically conventional wisdom at the time that Condit and the Ramseys were guilty liars, it has since that it has been confirmed that the Ramseys and Condit were innocent victims who were ConvictedByPublicOpinion, making their call-outs in the episode not ''nearly'' as funny and biting when viewed today. This revelation came too late for Patsy Ramsey, having died of ovarian cancer. [[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/25/magazine/talk-trey-parker-and-matt-stone-of-south-park.html?_r=0 Matt Stone and Trey Parker have gone on record saying that they deeply regret this.]]
** In the episode "Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride", a sympathetic portrayal of Stan's homosexual dog Sparky actually shows him as a rapist who forces himself on straight male dogs. They even whimper and cry as they run away. Given the many stereotypes and fears of homosexual men that view them as insatiable sex monsters who will rape any man or child that gets in their way, this intended VerySpecialEpisode can actually feel like part of the problem now, due to more awareness of the oppression of gay men.
** In an in-universe example of this, the revelation in the WhamEpisode "201" completely twists the climax of "Scott Tenorman Must Die" around in a new light. For those who wonder: [[spoiler:Cartman's true father and Scott Tenorman's father are the same. Meaning that Cartman killed his own dad and thus that his his victory in "Scott Tenorman Must Die" was a retroactive PyrrhicVictory.]]
** In 2004's "Passion of the Jew," Mel Gibson is shown as a deranged man who goes after Stan and Kenny for hating ''Passion of the Christ'' and ends up making a fool of himself in front of everyone in town (even going so far as to act like Daffy Duck, back when he was a screwball). In 2006, Gibson was pulled over for drunk driving, and while being arrested, he made anti-Semitic remarks and insulted a female officer by calling her a misogynistic name. In 2010, he's taped making racial and sexist slurs and screamed at his wife while threatening her, in a way that is scarily similar to his insane depiction.
** In "Jared Has Aides", after a misunderstanding, Jared Fogle is fired from his position as a Subway spokesman because people think he wants to give people AIDS, including children. Several lines of this episode become cringeworthy after Subway cut ties with Jared after he had his home searched by the FBI under suspicion of possessing child pornography. He was subsequently charged and pled guilty of it and having sex with minors.
-->'''Subway Rep:''' Mr. Jared's views do not necessarily reflect the views of the Subway company.
-->'''Tuong Lu Kim:''' I'm no having Jared in my City Wok! Don't you know? Everyone hates him now that he want to give AIDS to children!
** The Season 5 episode "Proper Condom Use" has parents pushing for sex ed to be taught to the younger grades. How young? Try "kindergarten".[[note]]Which Chef finds appalling, as he believes that kids should be kids and not worry about sexual matters until they find out about it for themselves.[[/note]] It was just a joke about how insane the need for teaching sex ed to younger children can be pushed. That is until some schools actually ''proposed'' having sex ed classes for 1st and 2nd graders. However, this was more centered on child molestation and what to do if you or someone you know is being sexually molested.
** In Season 1's "Volcano", Jimbo says that because lawmakers are making it harder to hunt animals, hunters pretend to act like the animals pose a threat to them as an excuse to hunt. This becomes cringeworthy after the shooting of Trayvon Martin and the George Zimmerman trial put Florida's controversial "Stand Your Ground" laws (harming/killing someone if you feel poses a threat to you) into the national spotlight (even though Zimmerman did not invoke "Stand Your Ground" and waived his right to have his case looked as such).
** In the Season 2 episode "Summer Sucks", Mr. Garrison daydreams about cutting Lamb Chop off Shari Lewis' arm and throwing her on a barbecue. This became much less funny when Lewis passed away less than two months after the episode aired.
** This one goes to ''WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut''; in light of the cyber-attacks on Sony Pictures allegedly by North Korea over the film ''Film/TheInterview'', the plot about going to war over a movie doesn't seem too farfetched anymore. In a related note, the "Cartoon Wars" two-parter features an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' getting pulled after it receives terrorist threats due to its depiction of Muhammad. ''The Interview'' ended up getting pulled from theaters due to terrorist threats over its depiction of Kim Jong-un.
** For one overlapping with HarsherInHindsight, season 10's "Cartoon Wars" two-parter focused on people freaking out over ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' airing an episode featuring Muhammad. Flash forward to the [[Recap/SouthParkS14E6TwoHundredOne 201]] debacle from only four years later, and this becomes an unfortunate case of LifeImitatesArt.
8th Apr '17 6:51:10 PM NightShade96
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