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7th Oct '17 1:00:55 PM Mario500
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* The ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' episode "Mass Transit Trouble", an episode banned after the Oklahoma City bombing and 9/11 due to its plot of Robotnik plotting to bomb an airport and a subway station, becomes even more uncomfortable to watch in the wake of the ISIS attacks on Brussels Airport and a nearby subway station.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' episode "Mass Transit Trouble", an episode banned after the Oklahoma City bombing and 9/11 due to with its plot of Ivo Robotnik plotting to bomb an airport and a subway station, becomes even more became very uncomfortable to watch in the wake of the ISIS certain attacks on Brussels Airport and a nearby subway station.station by members of an organization named ISIS.



** From "The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson" [[note]][[FunnyAneurysmMoment which is already plagued with being dated and depressing following the 9/11 attacks]][[/note]]: "They put all the jerks in Tower One!" [[OldShame On the DVD commentary, the writers said they felt really bad about that line after 9/11.]]

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** From "The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson" [[note]][[FunnyAneurysmMoment which is already plagued with being dated and depressing following the 9/11 attacks]][[/note]]: attacks at the World Trade Center in the actual city of New York]][[/note]]: "They put all the jerks in Tower One!" [[OldShame On the DVD commentary, the writers said they felt really bad about that line after 9/11.the attack.]]
18th Sep '17 1:03:33 PM gophergiggles
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** The ending to "New Kids On The Blecch", where L.T. Smash blows up ComicBook/MadMagazine headquarters because they parodied The Party Posse, is much harder to watch now after the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Hebdo_shooting Charlie Hebdo Shooting]].
21st Aug '17 6:19:32 PM H2SO4
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', in "Tales of Ba Sing Se", a clip is shown where Iroh is crying over the loss of his son. Before the episode was aired (but after the rest of the voice-overs for that season were completed), the voice actor for Iroh, Mako, died.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', in "Tales of Ba Sing Se", a clip is shown where Iroh is crying over the loss of his son. Before the episode was aired (but after the rest of the voice-overs for that season were completed), the voice actor for Iroh, Mako, died. As such, it was only appropriate that they include a tribute to Mako at the end of his story.
15th Aug '17 1:41:49 PM Kartoonkid95
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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'': Several episodes focuses on Francine trying to have a more exciting life, ranging from her performing surgery to becoming a deep-sea explorer. In "National Treasure 4: Baby Franny: She's Doing Well: The Hole Story", it was revealed that a firefighter [[spoiler: seemingly]] died while saving her from a well, and Francine has been wracked with guilt due to feeling that she's wasted her life away and that her savior died in vain. All those attempts to make her life more exciting now have a much more tragic meaning.

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** In "Roger Codger", Roger realizes his new friend Gertie is a racist when she spits on the Lincoln memorial and curses Abe for freeing the slaves. In August 2017, the Lincoln Memorial was vandalized during the civil unrest that followed the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA.
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Several episodes focuses on Francine trying to have a more exciting life, ranging from her performing surgery to becoming a deep-sea explorer. In "National Treasure 4: Baby Franny: She's Doing Well: The Hole Story", it was revealed that a firefighter [[spoiler: seemingly]] apparently]] died while saving her from a well, well as a child, and Francine that she has been wracked with guilt due to feeling that because she feels she's wasted her life away and that her savior died in vain. All those attempts to make her life more exciting now have a much more tragic meaning.vain.
11th Aug '17 10:31:12 PM Premonition45
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** In "Homer Badman", Homer gets mistakenly accused of sexually assaulting a woman, which soon turns into a media circus with Homer being demonized by everybody. Homer's whole plight becomes more uncomfortable when, in 2014, an article in Rolling Stone discussed the story of a rape at the University of Virginia, bringing strong support for the victim, including fines and suspensions, until other investigative journalists discovered that the entire story was a hoax. Unlike this episode, the reporter was blasted for not even attempting to corroborate the story.
28th Jul '17 8:56:10 PM Premonition45
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** "Lisa's Wedding", the first FlashForward episode, showed Maude Flanders, Edna Krabappel, and Troy [=McClure=] alive and elderly in the distant future. Maude dies in season 11's "Alone Again, Natura-Diddly", and Edna becomes Ned's next wife in season 22, before [[TheCharacterDiedWithHer she passes away because of Marcia Wallace's real-life death in season 25's "The Man Who Grew Too Much"]]. Troy [=McClure=], and Creator/PhilHartman's other recurring role, Lionel Hutz, [[ActorExistenceLimbo both got retired from the show after season 10]] due to Hartman's real-life death.

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** "Lisa's Wedding", the first FlashForward episode, showed Maude Flanders, Edna Krabappel, and Troy [=McClure=] alive and elderly in the distant future. Maude dies in season 11's "Alone Again, Natura-Diddly", and Edna becomes Ned's next wife in season 22, before [[TheCharacterDiedWithHer she passes away because of Marcia Wallace's real-life death in season 25's "The Man Who Grew Too Much"]].Much" because of Marcia Wallace's real-life death]]. Troy [=McClure=], and Creator/PhilHartman's other recurring role, Lionel Hutz, [[ActorExistenceLimbo both got retired from the show after season 10]] due to Hartman's real-life death.
25th Jul '17 2:10:17 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Dr. Hibbert's whole situation (by original design and {{Flanderization}}) of being the anti-[[Series/TheCosbyShow Cliff Huxtable]], in light of the ''RealLife'' crimes that Creator/BillCosby has done, even ''during'' the filming of said show. Especially in "On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister", where Hibbert makes a reference to dealing a sexual harassment lawsuit.
** "Bart to the Future", which aired in March of 2000, portrayed a future President Lisa Simpson trying to deal with the mess left behind by the worst possible President the writers could think of: Donald Trump (though [[LoveItOrHateIt depending on who you voted for]] this may be in the [[HilariousInHindsight other category]]). Lampshaded in the opening of "Havana Wild Weekend", the first episode following the 2016 election, where Bart's chalkboard gag read "Being right sucks".

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** Dr. Hibbert's whole situation (by original design and {{Flanderization}}) of being the anti-[[Series/TheCosbyShow Cliff Huxtable]], in light of the ''RealLife'' crimes that Creator/BillCosby has done, been accused of, even ''during'' the filming of said show. Especially in "On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister", where Hibbert makes a reference to dealing a sexual harassment lawsuit.
** "Bart to the Future", which aired in March of 2000, portrayed a future President Lisa Simpson trying to deal with the mess left behind by the worst possible President the writers could think of: Donald Trump UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump (though [[LoveItOrHateIt depending on who you voted for]] this may be in the [[HilariousInHindsight other category]]). Lampshaded in the opening of "Havana Wild Weekend", the first episode following the 2016 election, where Bart's chalkboard gag read "Being right sucks".
19th Jul '17 12:20:08 PM Premonition45
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** "Lisa's Wedding", the first FlashForward episode, showed Maude Flanders, Edna Krabappel, and Troy [=McClure=] alive and elderly in the distant future. Maude dies in season 11's "Alone Again, Natura-Diddly", and Edna becomes Ned's next wife in season 22, before [[TheCharacterDiedWithHer she passes away because of Marcia Wallace's real-life death in season 25's "The Man Who Grew Too Much"]]. Troy [=McClure=], and Creator/PhilHartman's other recurring role, Lionel Hutz, [[ActorExistenceLimbo both got retired from the show after season 10]] due to Hartman's real-life death.
5th Jul '17 8:51:14 AM NESBoy
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* ''HarsherInHindsight/StevenUniverse''


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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''
** One of the few times Steven snaps is when he yells at Lars for insulting his mom. "What do you know about my mom? ''I'' didn't even know my mom!" Fast forward to ''Rose's Scabbard'' and Pearl, in the midst of a breakdown, throws this right back at him. "What do you know? You've never even met her!" The similar wording especially makes the first instance so much harder to watch.
** "On The Run" makes many of the events regarding Amethyst much more bitter. Especially one of the jokes made in "Steven's Lion".
--->'''Pearl:''' We're really going to let him keep that [lion]?\\
'''Garnet:''' We kept Amethyst.
** In "Three Gems and a Baby", Garnet gets very upset after Steven starts crying when she unfuses. Now rewatch "Jailbreak". Ruby screams at Steven not to look at her, and one of the first things that Garnet says to Steven after refusing is "I'm sorry, we didn't want you meeting us here like this". She clearly thinks Steven was upset because she's a fusion, but in reality, Steven just had NoObjectPermanence at that age, and didn't understand where Garnet went.
** Steven is quite upset whenever something bad happens and apologizes to whoever he feels he can to for not having been able to help them, even if to an enemy. "Mindful Education" then reveals that [[spoiler: he has ''crippling survivors guilt'' to the point where he blames himself even for the things that Rose had done. To the point where he almost commits suicide by falling to his death.]] And the worst part? If Connie hadn't been there, it might have ended in a major DownerEnding...
18th Jun '17 3:15:48 AM Randallw201238
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*** Which is also related to the episode where Mayor West got lymphoma intentionally rolling in toxic waste in an attempt to gain superpowers.
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