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26th Jun '16 3:13:14 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Parodied in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgt4xMTsqrc this]] ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'' inspired clip, where Jade gives a SpoofAesop.
23rd Jun '16 4:14:04 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''The ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} and Olive Show'' had various safety messages, usually featuring Popeye's identical quintuplet nephews, between the shorts.

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* ''The ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} and Olive Show'' had various safety messages, usually featuring Popeye's identical quintuplet nephews, between the shorts. Many of them had a seedy fellow named "Mr. Stranger" who represented any AdultFears caused by criminals (he'd often be driven away by Popeye or by falling victim to whatever he was encouraging.
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** Then Popeye goes on to explain how millions of tiny germs, too small to be seen, are on their hands, so they need to wash them.

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** Then Popeye goes on to explain how millions of tiny germs, too small to be seen, are on their hands, so they need to wash them. (Popeye [[ContrivedCoincidence just happens to be examining his stamp collection at the time, giving him a magnifying glass within reach.)
10th May '16 4:46:44 PM Someoneman
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** Interestingly, season 1 of My Little Pony has the EI rating, while season 2 does not. The production team apparently decided this change of rules was ''awesome'', and thus made "Lesson Zero": Twilight is unable to learn a new lesson about friendship and [[SanitySlippage goes nuts]] with fear. At the end of the episode, Princess Celestia tells Twilight she only has to write letters when she feels she has learned something, effectively freeing this from being mandatory and expanded the responsibility to include the others element bearers. Since then a "Twilight writes a letter" scene has been rare but the general form remains more or less constant.

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** Interestingly, season 1 of My Little Pony has the EI rating, while season 2 does not. The production team apparently decided this change of rules was ''awesome'', and thus made "Lesson Zero": Twilight is unable to learn a new lesson about friendship and [[SanitySlippage goes nuts]] with fear. At the end of the episode, Princess Celestia tells Twilight she only has to write letters when she feels she has learned something, effectively freeing this from being mandatory and expanded the responsibility to include the others element bearers. Since then a "Twilight writes a letter" scene has been rare but the general form remains more or less constant. This also expands the "Twilight Sparkle writes a letter" so that other main characters also retell what they learned throughout the episode.


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** Season 5 and beyond [[AvertedTrope have dropped the Aesop-giving scenes at the end of each episode]]. The episodes still teach morals, but they're no longer explicitly spelled out at the end.
19th Apr '16 7:53:41 AM DracMonster
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* At the end of each episode of ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'', Gadget, Penny and Brain would teach the kids a safety tip (usually at least tangentially related to the episode's story) like "exercise is good for you" or "always wear a seatbelt".

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* At the end of each episode of ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'', Gadget, Penny and Brain would teach the kids a safety tip (usually at least tangentially related to the episode's story) like "exercise is good for you" or "always wear a seatbelt". This often looked really out of place, since normally Penny was about 1000 times smarter than her uncle. Turning into a normal ignorant kid and having her uncle correct her behavior did not jive with the rest of the show.
10th Apr '16 3:36:24 PM BNSF1995
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* Several [=PSA=] segments were prepared for ''Franchise/TransformersGeneration1'', another Hasbro property produced by Sunbow and Marvel Productions concurrent with G.I. Joe. The segments even used the "and knowing is half the battle" line (and the scripts from the G.I. Joe [=PSAs=] almost ''verbatim''), but they never aired. These were placed as unlockable bonuses in the [[Anime/TransformersArmada Armada]]-based [=PS2=] game, and are also available on some DVD releases of the show. The most hypocritical one had an anti-sexism message, at a time when there were no female Transformers, and came from Powerglide, who had an episode that season where a human woman fell in love with him (presumably, the [=PSA=] would have aired after that episode...).

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* Several [=PSA=] segments were prepared for ''Franchise/TransformersGeneration1'', another Hasbro property produced by Sunbow and Marvel Productions concurrent with G.I. Joe. The segments even used the "and knowing is half the battle" line (and the scripts from the G.I. Joe [=PSAs=] almost ''verbatim''), but they never aired. These were placed as unlockable bonuses in the [[Anime/TransformersArmada Armada]]-based [=PS2=] game, and are also available on some DVD releases of the show. The most hypocritical one had an anti-sexism message, at a time when there were no female Transformers, Transformers (and even when there were, no toys were made of them for gender-profiling reasons), and came from Powerglide, who had an episode that season where a human woman fell in love with him (presumably, the [=PSA=] would have aired after that episode...).
6th Apr '16 5:58:15 PM twilicorn
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* ''Dooley and Pals'' ends with "Fun Facts" relating to the plot of the show. The better-known "Children's Ministry" version replaces this with "Fun Bible Facts" with a scripture passage relating to the aesop of the show. (This version was actually overseen by the company that made the secular version, rather than be enforced upon by Christian networks.)



* ''Dooley and Pals'' ends with "Fun Facts" relating to the plot of the show. The better-known "Children's Ministry" version replaces this with "Fun Bible Facts" with a scripture passage relating to the aesop of the show. (This version was actually overseen by the company that made the secular version, rather than be enforced upon by Christian networks.)
27th Mar '16 1:41:50 PM immblueversion
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** This takes the form of the letters that [[TheSmartGuy Twilight Sparkle]] writes to her mentor [[TheHighQueen Princess Celestia]] at the end of every episode. Unlike others, this is implemented into the plot instead of a random [=PSA=] disconnected to the events of the episode; Twilight is officially tasked by Celestia with studying ThePowerOfFriendship and reports her findings in the form of aesops.
** [[spoiler: In Part 2 of "The Return of Harmony",]] these letters (sent back by Celestia) gave her the resolve she needed to rescue her friends, power up the Elements of Harmony, and defeat [[spoiler: Discord]] when all hope seemed lost. Even more impressive, she turns the aesop of ''that'' episode into an ''epic'' WorldOfCardboardSpeech against him.
** Interestingly, Season 1 of My Little Pony has the EI rating, while season 2 does not. The production team apparently decided this change of rules was ''awesome'', and thus made "Lesson Zero": Twilight is unable to learn a new lesson about friendship and [[SanitySlippage goes nuts]] with fear. At the end of the episode, Princess Celestia tells Twilight she only has to write letters when she feels she has learned something, effectively freeing this from being mandatory and expanded the responsibility to include the others element bearers. Since then a 'Twilight writes a letter' scene has been rare but the general form remains more or less constant.
** This is given a hilarious subversion in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E15TheSuperSpeedyCiderSqueezy6000 one episode]], where Applejack writes a letter just to brag that she already knew the Aesop.
** The format has changed as of Season 4, wherein the ponies have now decided that they'll keep diaries to record Aesops instead.

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** This takes the form of the letters that [[TheSmartGuy Twilight Sparkle]] writes to her mentor [[TheHighQueen Princess Celestia]] at the end of every episode. Unlike others, this is implemented into the plot instead of a random [=PSA=] disconnected to the events of the episode; Twilight is officially tasked by Celestia with studying ThePowerOfFriendship and reports her findings in the form of aesops.
{{Aesop}}s.
** [[spoiler: In Part 2 of "The Return of Harmony",]] Harmony", these letters (sent back by Celestia) gave her the resolve she needed to rescue her friends, power up the Elements of Harmony, and defeat [[spoiler: Discord]] Discord when all hope seemed lost. Even more impressive, she turns the aesop of ''that'' episode into an ''epic'' WorldOfCardboardSpeech against him.
** Interestingly, Season season 1 of My Little Pony has the EI rating, while season 2 does not. The production team apparently decided this change of rules was ''awesome'', and thus made "Lesson Zero": Twilight is unable to learn a new lesson about friendship and [[SanitySlippage goes nuts]] with fear. At the end of the episode, Princess Celestia tells Twilight she only has to write letters when she feels she has learned something, effectively freeing this from being mandatory and expanded the responsibility to include the others element bearers. Since then a 'Twilight "Twilight writes a letter' letter" scene has been rare but the general form remains more or less constant.
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** This is given a hilarious subversion in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E15TheSuperSpeedyCiderSqueezy6000 one episode]], where Applejack writes a letter just to brag that she already knew the Aesop.
{{Aesop}} from the start and didn't learn anything.
** The format has changed as of Season 4, wherein the ponies have now decided that they'll keep diaries to record Aesops {{Aesop}}s instead.
13th Mar '16 11:08:15 AM SteveMB
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* Spoofed at the end of the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' "Grande Size Me", where Ron delivers the moral of the episode to the audience at the end -- with Kim and everyone else wondering [[AudienceWhatAudience who on earth he is talking to...]] The fact that the aesop Ron delivers is a SpaceWhaleAesop further baffles them. The whole episode was essentially a parody of these. The animators were informed that they absolutely '''had''' to do [[ExecutiveMeddling an Aesop-heavy episode about kids' health,]] so they complied, but tried to make it as deliberately {{Anvilicious}} and thus hilarious as possible.

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* Spoofed at the end a couple of the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' times in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'':
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"Grande Size Me", where Ron delivers the moral of the episode [[NoFourthWall to the audience audience]] at the end -- with Kim and everyone else wondering [[AudienceWhatAudience who on earth he is talking to...]] The fact that the aesop Ron delivers is a SpaceWhaleAesop further baffles them. The whole episode was essentially a parody of these. The animators were informed that they absolutely '''had''' to do [[ExecutiveMeddling an Aesop-heavy episode about kids' health,]] so they complied, but tried to make it as deliberately {{Anvilicious}} and thus hilarious as possible.possible.
** At the end of "Return to Wannaweep", Ron starts by suggesting that they learned that suspicion and paranoia are bad, except that this time [[ProperlyParanoid his suspicion of Gill was what saved the day]]. He then suggests that the real moral is that if Kim and Bonnie had cooperated rather than sniping at each other, Middleton High could have won the cheerleading competition. Finally, the three of them decide that the real lesson is "Cheer camp stinks".
18th Feb '16 2:01:49 PM mimitchi33
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* Each episode of ''VideoGame/{{Aikatsu}}'' ends with an aphorism that tells us the moral of the episode.
14th Feb '16 5:58:59 PM MeleKalikimaka
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* Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' episode "The Cartoon", which featured a Filmation-style cartoon about Lord Hater. After Cartoon!Wander and Cartoon!Sylvia realize there's nothing to be learned by following [[CardCarryingVillain Hater's]] example, they segue into a lesson in bicycle safety.
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