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6th Jan '17 12:47:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* Happens on ''DrPhil'' often. Usually he ends up telling people something that they should already know, like that it's not okay to cheat on your wife, or it's bad to abuse your family, or that child molestation is horrible. But the people on the show will act like he's telling them something radical that they've never considered and will be belligerent to the end. Of course, since he deals with people that actually ''do'' these things, it's a case of SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped.

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* Happens on ''DrPhil'' ''Series/DrPhil'' often. Usually he ends up telling people something that they should already know, like that it's not okay to cheat on your wife, or it's bad to abuse your family, or that child molestation is horrible. But the people on the show will act like he's telling them something radical that they've never considered and will be belligerent to the end. Of course, since he deals with people that actually ''do'' these things, it's a case of SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped.
12th Dec '16 7:58:10 AM Demetrios
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* If you are on Facebook, you've seen your "friends" asking everyone to put in their status that they support things like "Don't abuse animals". After a while, it gets [[{{Anvilicious more annoying than thought-provoking]].

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* If you are on Facebook, you've seen your "friends" asking everyone to put in their status that they support things like "Don't abuse animals". After a while, it gets [[{{Anvilicious [[{{Anvilicious}} more annoying than thought-provoking]].
12th Dec '16 7:57:36 AM Demetrios
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* If you are on Facebook, you've seen your "friends" asking everyone to put in their status that they support things like "Don't abuse animals". Really kind of annoying.
** What makes it worse is that they do it under the pretense of SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped. Sadly, [[TropesAreNotGood it doesn't always work that way]]; that can actually be a pretty hard bull's eye to hit.

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* If you are on Facebook, you've seen your "friends" asking everyone to put in their status that they support things like "Don't abuse animals". Really kind of annoying.
** What makes
After a while, it worse is that they do it under the pretense of SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped. Sadly, [[TropesAreNotGood it doesn't always work that way]]; that can actually be a pretty hard bull's eye to hit.gets [[{{Anvilicious more annoying than thought-provoking]].
20th Nov '16 5:20:42 AM Morgenthaler
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--->'''Lois''' 9 {beat} 11

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--->'''Lois''' 9 {beat} 9... 11
20th Nov '16 5:18:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' when Congressmen finally realize smoking is bad.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
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Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' when Congressmen finally realize smoking is bad.
20th Nov '16 5:17:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/GrizzlyMan'': The most reductive message of the documentary is a rather obvious "Don't hang around grizzly bears, because they will eat you like they did Timothy Treadwell." The director Creator/WernerHerzog, however, uses Treadwell's footage to attack his NewAgeRetroHippie outlook on nature as a benevolent force. In fact, Herzog has described the film as an "argument" he's having over their different perspectives on man's place in the natural world.

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* ''Film/GrizzlyMan'': The most reductive message of the documentary is a rather obvious "Don't hang around grizzly bears, because they will eat you like they did Timothy Treadwell." The director Creator/WernerHerzog, however, uses Treadwell's footage to attack his NewAgeRetroHippie outlook on nature as a benevolent force. In fact, Herzog has described the film as an "argument" he's having over their different perspectives on man's place in the natural world. Herzog himself holds the view that NatureIsNotNice. It just is.
22nd Oct '16 10:12:13 AM DarkastKiller
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**And when Lois is running for Mayor:
--->'''Reporter''' What are your thoughts on world hunger?
--->'''Lois''' 9/11 was bad.
--->'''Crowd''' Wild Cheering.
--->'''Reporter''' What are your thoughts on gun control?
--->'''Lois''' 9 {beat} 11
--->'''Crowd''' Wild Cheering.
**They elect her mayor without a second thought.
16th Oct '16 8:56:38 AM bravo104
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* Lampshaded in ''Film/HotFuzz'', as quoted above. Skinner argues that a teenager caught stealing a biscuit will learn a valuable lesson for his arrest, only for Sgt. Tony to point out that the lesson would be "stealing is bad and you'll get arrested for it" which anybody over the age of five knows.

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* Lampshaded in ''Film/HotFuzz'', as quoted above. Skinner argues that a teenager caught stealing a biscuit will learn a valuable lesson for from his arrest, only for Sgt. Tony to point out that the lesson would be "stealing is bad and you'll get arrested for it" which anybody over the age of five knows. Although it turns out that Skinner ''does'' have a reason to let Cocker go; [[spoiler: he's a member of the NWA and thus arranges for [[DisproportionateRetribution Cocker to be murdered]] for nicking the biscuits and threatening Sandford's chances of winning the Village of the Year award.]]
28th Sep '16 11:18:47 AM eroock
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10th Sep '16 7:11:21 AM Jeduthun
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Compare {{Anvilicious}}, AndThatsTerrible, StockAesops, and DrugsAreBad. Similar to CaptainObviousReveal, when the characters are astonished by [[TheReveal a twist]] the audience can totally see coming. Contrast FamilyUnfriendlyAesop and {{Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped}}. Also contrast with LostAesop, when the story seems forget that it was trying to give a moral. See also WindmillCrusader, where a character takes a stand against a non-existent problem. Can sometimes overlap with CluelessAesop, where a story attempts to give a moral but misunderstands/misapplies it or simply isn't in a good position to give it anyway.

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Compare {{Anvilicious}}, AndThatsTerrible, StockAesops, and DrugsAreBad. Similar to CaptainObviousReveal, when the characters are astonished by [[TheReveal a twist]] the audience can totally see coming. Contrast FamilyUnfriendlyAesop and {{Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped}}. Also contrast with LostAesop, when the story seems forget that it was trying to give a moral. See also WindmillCrusader, where a character takes a stand against a non-existent problem. Can sometimes overlap with CluelessAesop, where a story attempts to give a moral but misunderstands/misapplies it or simply isn't in a good position to give it anyway. \n

SisterTrope to CaptainObviousReveal, when the characters are astonished by [[TheReveal a twist]] the audience can totally see coming.
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