History HarsherInHindsight / WesternAnimation

26th Aug '16 10:49:13 PM ADrago
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** The infamous episode "Seahorse Seashell Party" angered many fans due to the BrokenAesop that "staying with your abusers is good for them", and the very next episode "Screams of Silence: The Story of Brenda Q" was a VerySpecialEpisode that made it clear that staying with an abuser is ''bad''. This led to many criticizing the show as being hypocritical or offering a hackneyed apology to those who were offended. It should be noted that "Seahorse Seashell Party" (along with the loosely related episodes "The Hurricane" from ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' and "Hurricane!" from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'') was to originally air 5 months earlier (and not followed by "Screams of Silence: The Story of Brenda Q") before being pulled due to a series of tornadoes in the southern US [[TooSoon several days before the original airdate]].

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** The infamous episode "Seahorse Seashell Party" angered many fans due to the BrokenAesop FamilyUnfriendlyAesop that "staying with your abusers is good for them", and the very next episode "Screams of Silence: The Story of Brenda Q" was a VerySpecialEpisode that made it clear that staying with an abuser is ''bad''. This led to many criticizing the show as being hypocritical or offering a hackneyed apology to those who were offended. It should be noted that "Seahorse Seashell Party" (along with the loosely related episodes "The Hurricane" from ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' and "Hurricane!" from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'') was to originally air 5 months earlier (and not followed by "Screams of Silence: The Story of Brenda Q") before being pulled due to a series of tornadoes in the southern US [[TooSoon several days before the original airdate]].
26th Aug '16 10:23:52 PM Kelothan
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* All those jokes making fun of [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Cosmo and Wanda's marriage]], (and, to a lesser extant, Timmy's Parents' marriage) are this now that Creator/DaranNorris's ''own'' marriage with Creator/MaryElizabethMcGlynn ended in a divorce.
13th Aug '16 12:37:49 PM BatmanKalEl
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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", ''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.
16th Jul '16 4:13:24 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' 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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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' 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.
4th Jul '16 12:06:34 PM JamesAustin
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** ''Beyond Blunderdome'' had special guest star MelGibson turning to Homer of all people for advice on how to improve his remake of ''Mr. Smith Goes To Washington'', simply because Gibson happened to read an angry letter that Homer wrote about it from a test screening and became convinced that Homer was the one person who was actually being honest with him, and despite everyone telling him otherwise Gibson ends up going along with Homer's rather childish and stupid suggestion of making the ending an ultra-violent action movie type climax, which turns the film into a critical and commercial disaster, seriously damaging Gibson's reputation and star power in the process (the episode ends with Gibson angrily kicking Homer out of his limo once he realizes that Homer really is just a stupid jerk and not a valid critic). A few years later Gibson's life and career fell apart when he couldn't cope with the negative critical response to his very bloody ''The Passion of the Christ''. On the other hand, all of this is HilariousInHindsight because this episode depicts Mel Gibson as being beloved and everyone fawning over him.

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** ''Beyond Blunderdome'' had special guest star MelGibson Creator/MelGibson turning to Homer of all people for advice on how to improve his remake of ''Mr. Smith Goes To Washington'', simply because Gibson happened to read an angry letter that Homer wrote about it from a test screening and became convinced that Homer was the one person who was actually being honest with him, and despite everyone telling him otherwise Gibson ends up going along with Homer's rather childish and stupid suggestion of making the ending an ultra-violent action movie type climax, which turns the film into a critical and commercial disaster, seriously damaging Gibson's reputation and star power in the process (the episode ends with Gibson angrily kicking Homer out of his limo once he realizes that Homer really is just a stupid jerk and not a valid critic). A few years later Gibson's life and career fell apart when he couldn't cope with the negative critical response to his very bloody ''The Passion of the Christ''. On the other hand, all of this is HilariousInHindsight because this episode depicts Mel Gibson as being beloved and everyone fawning over him.
3rd Jul '16 9:02:39 PM KoopaKid17
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** In Season 1's "Look Before You Sleep", Twilight says that she's never had a sleepover before and calls out Applejack and Rarity when their bickering almost ruins her first slumber party. The Season 5 episode "Amending Fences" puts the whole episode in a different perspective when we see that Twilight had friends in Canterlot and her context implies that had a sleepover with any of them. It becomes even worse when we see that Twilight leaving Canterlot left an emotional scar on her old friend Moondancer.

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** In Season 1's "Look Before You Sleep", Twilight says that she's never had a sleepover before and calls out Applejack and Rarity when their bickering almost ruins her first slumber party. The Season 5 episode "Amending Fences" puts the whole episode in a different perspective when we see that Twilight had friends in Canterlot and her context implies that she never had a sleepover with any of them. It becomes even worse when we see that Twilight leaving Canterlot left an emotional scar on her old friend Moondancer.
3rd Jul '16 7:46:58 AM KoopaKid17
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** In Season 1's "Look Before You Sleep", Twilight says that she's never had a sleepover before and calls out Applejack and Rarity when their bickering almost ruins her first slumber party. The Season 5 episode "Amending Fences" puts the whole episode in a different perspective when we see that Twilight had friends in Canterlot and never had a sleepover with any of them. It becomes even worse when we see that Twilight leaving Canterlot left an emotional scar on her friends, especially Moondancer.

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** In Season 1's "Look Before You Sleep", Twilight says that she's never had a sleepover before and calls out Applejack and Rarity when their bickering almost ruins her first slumber party. The Season 5 episode "Amending Fences" puts the whole episode in a different perspective when we see that Twilight had friends in Canterlot and never her context implies that had a sleepover with any of them. It becomes even worse when we see that Twilight leaving Canterlot left an emotional scar on her friends, especially old friend Moondancer.
30th Jun '16 9:19:35 PM KiraDoom
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** The episode "Jared Has Aides" is about Jared Fogel (the famous former spokesman for Subway) telling everyone that he has [[PoorCommunicationKills aides]]. HilarityEnsues (sorta). Fogel would later be jailed for child pornography and soliciting underage escorts. Then again, given that this is ''South Park'', this could be a bit [[HilariousInHindsight humorous]] to some (or will be in [[RunningGag 22.3 years]]).


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* [[PropheticName The name of an animated series became this.]] The name of the Creator/CartoonNetwork series ''WesternAnimation/WhateverHappenedToRobotJones'' didn't really have as much meaning outside of telling us the main protagonist's name, initially. Unfortunately, the series was a ShortRunner, and seemed to have been cancelled just as swiftly as it was greenlit. Fans are now asking the titular question in a very literal and serious sense, to the point where doing so is a MemeticMutation.
12th Jun '16 9:06:35 PM Anicomicgeek
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* The ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots'' episode "Tip of the Iceberg"contained what happened to be a heartwarming moment when Dr. Morocco handed the Burns family a painting of Chief Burns's grandfather. [[spoiler: "Changes" revealed that that he didn't do it out of any kindness, but as a way to sneak in a spy camera so he could spy on the family and the Rescue Bots.]]
12th Jun '16 9:47:01 AM Anicomicgeek
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* Season 4 of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}'' features a lot of [[spoiler:[[Heartwarming/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}} heartwarming moments]] with the Scarlet Spider where he learns to trust others and open up to Peter, his friends, and Aunt May--which became a lot less so in with "The New Sinister 6, Part 1", where it was revealed that he was really TheMole for ComicBook/DoctorOctopus, meaning those moments were really him playing Peter to make his betrayal hurt worse.]]
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