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14th Sep '17 3:25:26 PM AndIntroducingALeg
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Though this was most commonly seen in TheEighties, it also appeared in TheSeventies in police documentaries as a way to end the program with lessons for drivers. It's not quite a DeadHorseTrope or a DiscreditedTrope yet. And, [[UndeadHorseTrope as long as]] cartoons need E/I ratings or family shows need approval from MoralGuardians, ''someone'' will play this trope straight.

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Though this was most commonly seen in TheEighties, it also appeared in TheSeventies in police documentaries as a way to end the program with lessons for drivers. It's not quite a DeadHorseTrope or a DiscreditedTrope yet. And, [[UndeadHorseTrope as long as]] cartoons need E/I ratings or family shows need needm approval from MoralGuardians, ''someone'' will play this trope straight.



** In the episode, "Keeping Up With Our Joneses" (where the entire family, sans Luanne, gets addicted to cigarettes), Boomhauer gave a lecture on the effects of smoking on your lungs, comparing a dirty air filter to a clean one, before being led away by a random woman, during the end credits.

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** In the episode, "Keeping Up With Our Joneses" (where the entire family, sans Luanne, gets addicted to cigarettes), Boomhauer gave a lecture on the effects of smoking on your lungs, comparing a dirty air filter to a clean one, before being led away by a random woman, during the end credits. Of course, it being Boomhauer, the lecture was largely incomprehensible.
12th Sep '17 5:58:21 PM Dere
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* This was used in ''The WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' cartoon series (but not [[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM the one that aired on Saturday mornings]]) with a short '[[XtremeKoolLetterz Sonic Sez]]' segment every episode, where Sonic explained some sort of lesson (often safety related) to the viewers. Disturbingly, Sonic once took it upon himself to explain "good touch vs. bad touch" to the kids at home ("There's nothing more cool than being hugged by someone you like. But if someone tries to touch you in a place or in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable, that's no good!"). The Internet being what it is, this has spawned [[MemeticMutation various edits and parodies]], such as [[http://mchammeradvice.ytmnd.com/ "Sonic Gives MC Hammer Advice",]] which is the "touch" speech with parts of "Can't Touch This" edited in.

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* This was used in ''The WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' cartoon series (but not [[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM the one that aired on Saturday mornings]]) with a short '[[XtremeKoolLetterz Sonic Sez]]' ''Sonic Says'' segment every episode, where Sonic explained some sort of lesson (often safety related) to the viewers. Disturbingly, Sonic once took it upon himself to explain "good touch vs. bad touch" to the kids at home ("There's nothing more cool than being hugged by someone you like. But if someone tries to touch you in a place or in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable, that's no good!"). The Internet being what it is, this has spawned [[MemeticMutation various edits and parodies]], such as [[http://mchammeradvice.ytmnd.com/ "Sonic Gives MC Hammer Advice",]] which is the "touch" speech with parts of "Can't Touch This" edited in.
24th Aug '17 9:30:53 AM doomquokka
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* Used in [[http://www.brawlinthefamily.com/?p=625 this]] ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'' strip.

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* Used in [[http://www.brawlinthefamily.com/?p=625 [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/guidetomushrooms/ this]] ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'' strip.
9th Aug '17 2:10:06 PM TropesForever
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* This is incorporated into the gameplay of ''WebOriginal/TropersTheSeries'', with each episode ending with a character stating what the episode's [[AnAesop Aesop]] was (though it sometimes [[SpoofAesop gets ridiculous)).

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* This is incorporated into the gameplay of ''WebOriginal/TropersTheSeries'', ''Roleplay/TropersTheSeries'', with each episode ending with a character stating what the episode's [[AnAesop Aesop]] was (though it sometimes [[SpoofAesop gets ridiculous)).
17th Jul '17 5:38:07 PM TropesForever
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* This is incorporated into the gameplay of ''WebOriginal/TropersTheSeries'', with each episode ending with a character stating what the episode's [[AnAesop Aesop]] was (though it sometimes [[SpoofAesop gets ridiculous)).
11th Jul '17 8:27:13 PM TropesForever
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''You know, we've had a lot of fun today. But you know what's not fun? [[ThePageForRedlinksExistsNowSoWePutThisLinkInsteadOfThePageForRedlinks Red Links]]. G'night!''

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''You know, we've had a lot of fun today. But you know what's not fun? [[ThePageForRedlinksExistsNowSoWePutThisLinkInsteadOfThePageForRedlinks [[ItLooksLikeThis Red Links]]. G'night!''
8th Jul '17 7:20:59 AM CaptainTedium
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* Hanna-Barbera's ''WesternAnimation/{{Pound Puppies|1980s}}'' had a "Pet Care Corner" where viewers were given hints on how to take care of their pets.

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* Hanna-Barbera's ''WesternAnimation/{{Pound Puppies|1980s}}'' had a "Pet Care Corner" where viewers were given hints on how to take care of their pets. The segment was dropped in the second season.
5th Jul '17 9:39:46 AM jccw227
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* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' has an endcap showing Dexter reminding [=DeeDee=] not to run with scissors, then addresses the audience by reminding all that running with sharp objects is dangerous...unless you have scissors-proof running equipment.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' has an endcap showing Dexter reminding [=DeeDee=] not to run with scissors, then addresses the audience by reminding all that running with sharp objects is dangerous...unless you have scissors-proof running equipment. Another features [=DeeDee=] teaching Dexter how to make mini-popsicles using an ice tray and fruit juice.
25th May '17 8:23:31 PM RealZodiacKiller
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*The Aesop Rock song ''Get Out Of The Car'' specifically takes a stab at this trope, saying "knowing ain't half the battle, that's a bullshit quip written by some asshole", and proceeds to explain that, no matter how much you know, it won't necessarily change what you do about it.
2nd May '17 7:46:04 AM Macsen
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** In UsefulNotes/TheNewTens, you might as well replace "And Knowing is Half the Battle" with "Your faithful student, Twilight Sparkle".
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