History HumansAreTheRealMonsters / LiveActionTV

30th Jul '16 2:49:13 PM WillBGood
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** The famous anti-hunting rendition of "For What It's Worth" featured little woodland animals singing about "a man with a gun over there", and periodically ducking under cover as trigger-happy human hunters blundered through the scene, firing at everything that moved.
** [[spoiler:And then promptly subverted at the end when the hunters reveal they were trying to bag ''construction equipment''.]]

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** The famous anti-hunting rendition of "For What It's Worth" featured little woodland animals singing about "a man with a gun over there", and periodically ducking under cover as trigger-happy human hunters blundered through the scene, firing at everything that moved.
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moved. [[spoiler:And then promptly subverted at the end when the hunters reveal they were trying to bag ''construction equipment''.]]
25th Mar '16 7:05:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* The original ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' is rife with this trope. In ''The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street'' as well as in ''The Shelter'' a suburban town tears itself apart after a perceived invasion/attack. ''The Eye Of The Beholder'' and ''Number 12 Looks Just Like You'' highlight our superficial views on aesthetics (''TrueBeautyIsOnTheInside''). ''Third From The Sun'' (with a hint of ''NuclearWeaponsTaboo'') and ''Probe 7, Over and Out'' show our repetitive barbarous irresponsibility. ''I Shot An Arrow In The Air'' shows our hatred and evil tendencies in the face of death. ''The Rip Van Winkle Caper'' shows how greedy we can be even with our "friends". ''The Little People'' shows ''DrunkWithPower'', and perhaps the best example of this trope; ''People Are Alike All Over'' where [[spoiler: alien benefactors who shower gifts upon an earthling reveal their demeanor as a ruse when they abduct him for exhibition in a martian zoo]] (''FaceHeelTurn'')

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* The original ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' is rife with this trope. In ''The "The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street'' Street" as well as in ''The Shelter'' "The Shelter" a suburban town tears itself apart after a perceived invasion/attack. ''The "The Eye Of The Beholder'' Beholder" and ''Number "Number 12 Looks Just Like You'' You" highlight our superficial views on aesthetics (''TrueBeautyIsOnTheInside''). ''Third "Third From The Sun'' Sun" (with a hint of ''NuclearWeaponsTaboo'') and ''Probe "Probe 7, Over and Out'' Out" show our repetitive barbarous irresponsibility. ''I "I Shot An Arrow In The Air'' Air" shows our hatred and evil tendencies in the face of death. ''The "The Rip Van Winkle Caper'' Caper" shows how greedy we can be even with our "friends". ''The "The Little People'' People" shows ''DrunkWithPower'', and perhaps the best example of this trope; ''People "People Are Alike All Over'' Over" where [[spoiler: alien benefactors who shower gifts upon an earthling reveal their demeanor as a ruse when they abduct him for exhibition in a martian zoo]] (''FaceHeelTurn'')
25th Mar '16 7:03:37 AM Morgenthaler
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** To be fair, [[spoiler: Shadows are even more misguided then humans, but are not inherently evil (though they may look it).]] Humans on the other hand just have an affinity for power, even if it wasn't earned.
25th Mar '16 7:03:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in an episode of the 80's ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' revival, when aliens arrive on Earth and announce that they seeded the planet with humans ages ago, but now [[spoiler:they are destroying us because they were attempting to breed warriors, and we aren't ''big enough'' bastards]].
** The original ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone Twilight Zone]]'' is rife with this trope. In ''The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street'' as well as in ''The Shelter'' a suburban town tears itself apart after a perceived invasion/attack. ''The Eye Of The Beholder'' and ''Number 12 Looks Just Like You'' highlight our superficial views on aesthetics (''TrueBeautyIsOnTheInside''). ''Third From The Sun'' (with a hint of ''NuclearWeaponsTaboo'') and ''Probe 7, Over and Out'' show our repetitive barbarous irresponsibility. ''I Shot An Arrow In The Air'' shows our hatred and evil tendencies in the face of death. ''The Rip Van Winkle Caper'' shows how greedy we can be even with our "friends". ''The Little People'' shows ''DrunkWithPower'', and perhaps the best example of this trope; ''People Are Alike All Over'' where [[spoiler: alien benefactors who shower gifts upon an earthling reveal their demeanor as a ruse when they abduct him for exhibition in a martian zoo]] (''FaceHeelTurn'')
*** RodSerling's other series ''NightGallery'' had an episode where a professor is teaching the students to hurt one another. [[spoiler:The class are robots. There was a global war and the world needs to be repopulated. The robots aren't being taught to be assholes, they were being taught to be human]].

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* Subverted in an episode of the 80's ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1985'' revival, when aliens arrive on Earth and announce that they seeded the planet with humans ages ago, but now [[spoiler:they are destroying us because they were attempting to breed warriors, and we aren't ''big enough'' bastards]].
** * The original ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone Twilight Zone]]'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' is rife with this trope. In ''The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street'' as well as in ''The Shelter'' a suburban town tears itself apart after a perceived invasion/attack. ''The Eye Of The Beholder'' and ''Number 12 Looks Just Like You'' highlight our superficial views on aesthetics (''TrueBeautyIsOnTheInside''). ''Third From The Sun'' (with a hint of ''NuclearWeaponsTaboo'') and ''Probe 7, Over and Out'' show our repetitive barbarous irresponsibility. ''I Shot An Arrow In The Air'' shows our hatred and evil tendencies in the face of death. ''The Rip Van Winkle Caper'' shows how greedy we can be even with our "friends". ''The Little People'' shows ''DrunkWithPower'', and perhaps the best example of this trope; ''People Are Alike All Over'' where [[spoiler: alien benefactors who shower gifts upon an earthling reveal their demeanor as a ruse when they abduct him for exhibition in a martian zoo]] (''FaceHeelTurn'')
*** RodSerling's * Creator/RodSerling's other series ''NightGallery'' ''Series/NightGallery'' had an episode where a professor is teaching the students to hurt one another. [[spoiler:The class are robots. There was a global war and the world needs to be repopulated. The robots aren't being taught to be assholes, they were being taught to be human]].
22nd Feb '16 2:52:07 PM Kirayoshi
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* Played for laughs in ''Series/{{Qi}}'' in the tenth season episode "Jeopardy". The question was "What is the deadliest creature in Australia?" Australian comic Julia Zamiro answered "[[TakeThat Rupert Murdoch]]" (and oddly enough didn't get the klaxon). After the other guests wrongly answered with "Shark", "Box jellyfish" and "Snake", Creator/RossNoble hammily chimed in with, "Is it...MAN? The most DEADLY of ALL CREATURES?" [[note]]The correct answer, for the record, was "Horse". Evidently there are more reported deaths from horse-riding accidents than from shark or jellyfish attacks in Australia per year.[[/note]]

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* Played for laughs in ''Series/{{Qi}}'' in the tenth season episode "Jeopardy". The question was "What is the deadliest creature in Australia?" Australia?" Australian comic Julia Zamiro answered "[[TakeThat Rupert Murdoch]]" (and oddly enough didn't get the klaxon). klaxon). After the other guests wrongly answered with "Shark", "Box jellyfish" and "Snake", Creator/RossNoble hammily chimed in with, "Is "[[LargeHam Is it...MAN? MAN? The most DEADLY of ALL CREATURES?" CREATURES?]]" [[note]]The correct answer, for the record, was "Horse". "Horse". Evidently there are more reported deaths from horse-riding accidents than from shark or jellyfish attacks in Australia per year.[[/note]]
22nd Feb '16 2:51:32 PM Kirayoshi
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* Played for laughs in ''Series/{{Qi}}'' in the tenth season episode "Jeopardy". The question was "What is the deadliest creature in Australia?" Australian comic Julia Zamiro answered "[[TakeThat Rupert Murdoch]]" (and oddly enough didn't get the klaxon). After the other guests wrongly answered with "Shark", "Box jellyfish" and "Snake", Creator/RossNoble hammily chimed in with, "Is it...MAN? The most DEADLY of ALL CREATURES?" [[note]]The correct answer, for the record, was "Horse". Evidently there are more reported deaths from horse-riding accidents than from shark or jellyfish attacks in Australia per year.[[/note]]
23rd Jan '16 4:13:48 PM JianGeGe
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** While Mirror Monsters serve as the standard MonsterOfTheWeek in ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'', all of the major antagonists are other Kamen Riders, who are also human.

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** While Mirror Monsters serve as the standard MonsterOfTheWeek in ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'', all of the major antagonists are other Kamen Riders, who are also human. This is handily pointed out when [[AxCrazy Takeshi Asakura/Kamen Rider Ouja]] is called a [[YouMonster monster]] by Ren Akiyama/Kamen Rider Knight, using the same terminology used to describe the Mirror Monsters.
23rd Jan '16 4:10:46 PM JianGeGe
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** While Mirror Monsters serve as the standard MonsterOfTheWeek in ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'', all of the major antagonists are other Kamen Riders, who are also human.
24th Nov '15 9:44:42 AM ultimomant
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** The FourHorsemenOfTheApocalypse also hold this view. War claims that he just gives people a little push, and then we kill each other on our own; Famine, similarly, states that our cravings for what we can't have are already there, and he just makes us realize. Pestilence notes that germs aren't destructive, ''we'' are. The one exception is Death, who just views us as [[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet insignificant.]]

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** The FourHorsemenOfTheApocalypse HorsemenOfTheApocalypse also hold this view. War claims that he just gives people a little push, and then we kill each other on our own; Famine, similarly, states that our cravings for what we can't have are already there, and he just makes us realize. Pestilence notes that germs aren't destructive, ''we'' are. The one exception is Death, who just views us as [[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet insignificant.]]
14th Nov '15 11:22:11 PM nombretomado
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** Not really avoided in ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' or its movie spin-offs. As far as the biggest bastard Kermit ever met is concerned, RogerEbert said it best: "As soon as Kermit gains legs, he meets a human with an unsavory use for them."

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** Not really avoided in ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' or its movie spin-offs. As far as the biggest bastard Kermit ever met is concerned, RogerEbert Creator/RogerEbert said it best: "As soon as Kermit gains legs, he meets a human with an unsavory use for them."
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