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21st Apr '18 3:11:05 PM Pisthetairos
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* In ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'', a man selling a t-shirt tells his customer that the uncontroversial belief that geniune experiences are preferrable to acquisitiveness can be repurpused as a radical statement by wearing his t-shirt.
28th Mar '18 7:17:03 PM NightShade96
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheEmojiMovie'' has a [[SarcasmMode very important message]] for the audience: it's good to BeYourself because being meh all the time isn't good. Who would have guessed?
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13th Feb '18 9:49:35 AM Jeduthun
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* ''Film/HolyMan'', an Creator/EddieMurphy vehicle, got panned by the critics for having Murphy's supposedly enlightened guru character "G" dispense the "wisdom" of banal platitudes that everyone already knows, such as (and we quote) "BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor--you may get it." In particular, Creator/RogerEbert blasted the film for having "G" unironically tell the old parable of the starfish as something that happened to him:

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* ''Film/HolyMan'', an Creator/EddieMurphy vehicle, got panned by the critics for having Murphy's supposedly enlightened guru character "G" dispense the "wisdom" of banal platitudes that everyone already knows, such as (and we quote) "BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor--you may get it." In particular, Creator/RogerEbert [[https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/holy-man-1998 blasted the film film]] for having "G" unironically tell the old parable of the starfish as something that happened to him:
12th Feb '18 2:14:34 PM Jeduthun
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* ''Film/HolyMan'', an Creator/EddieMurphy vehicle, got panned by the critics for having Murphy's supposedly enlightened guru character "G" dispense the "wisdom" of banal platitudes that everyone already knows, such as (and we quote) "BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor--you may get it." In particular, Creator/RogerEbert blasted the film for having "G" unironically tell the old parable of the starfish as something that happened to him:
-->The movie has him tell the story to listeners whose mouths gape open in astonishment at his wisdom. A smart screenplay would have had someone interrupt him: "Yeah, yeah, I know--it makes a difference to THIS starfish! Everybody's heard that story." If "G" has a comeback, then he's a guru and not just another underwritten character.
30th Nov '17 8:41:12 AM hubakon1368
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* ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn'':

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* ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn'': ''Fanfic/MyBravePonyStarfleetMagic'':
4th Oct '17 10:41:50 AM N1KF
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[[SelfDemonstratingArticle I believe that]] [[CaptainObvious cancer is bad.]]

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[[SelfDemonstratingArticle I believe that]] that [[CaptainObvious cancer is bad.]]
bad]].
17th Sep '17 9:23:25 PM PaulA
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* Music/TomLehrer's song "The Folk Song Army" and its introduction (see [[Quotes/CaptainObviousAesop quotes page]]):

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* Music/TomLehrer's song "The Folk Song Army" and its introduction (see [[Quotes/CaptainObviousAesop quotes page]]):Army", on the album ''Music/ThatWasTheYearThatWas'', takes aim at protest songs that perpetrate these:
8th Aug '17 1:51:35 PM Piterpicher
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Obviously there's {{Truth in Television}} here. ValuesDissonance can sometimes result in this, if the Aesop really ''was'' revolutionary and controversial for its time/place. Also, some Aesops are uncontroversial when spoken as a plain statement, but have an implicit, less-widely-agreed-to message, such as "We're not yet doing enough about this." For example, it's easy to say "Bigotry is bad", but programs designed to help disadvantaged minorities, like affirmative action and hate crime legislation, are [[LoveItOrHateIt polarizing]] political issues with no clear right or wrong answers. Not to mention that even the most moral of people can get [[JadedWashout burnt out on idealism]] and start [[FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence resenting the people they're still supposed to help as whiners and nuisances]] - and therefore, might have to learn to be compassionate all over again, or at least have their initial altruism reinforced.

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Obviously there's {{Truth in Television}} here. ValuesDissonance can sometimes result in this, if the Aesop really ''was'' revolutionary and controversial for its time/place. Also, some Aesops are uncontroversial when spoken as a plain statement, but have an implicit, less-widely-agreed-to message, such as "We're not yet doing enough about this." For example, it's easy to say "Bigotry is bad", but programs designed to help disadvantaged minorities, like affirmative action and hate crime legislation, are [[LoveItOrHateIt polarizing]] polarizing political issues with no clear right or wrong answers. Not to mention that even the most moral of people can get [[JadedWashout burnt out on idealism]] and start [[FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence resenting the people they're still supposed to help as whiners and nuisances]] - and therefore, might have to learn to be compassionate all over again, or at least have their initial altruism reinforced.
28th Jul '17 12:23:38 AM Axelmania
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* ''WesternAnimation/DoubleDragons'' tended to stick to really obvious morals in it's frequent [[VerySpecialEpisode Very Special Episodes]], such as "racism is wrong" or "drugs are bad". Worse yet, the show was prone to redundancy; the moral of "drugs are bad" gets told ''twice'' within a few episodes.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DoubleDragons'' ''WesternAnimation/DoubleDragon'' tended to stick to really obvious morals in it's frequent [[VerySpecialEpisode Very Special Episodes]], such as "racism is wrong" or "drugs are bad". Worse yet, the show was prone to redundancy; the moral of "drugs are bad" gets told ''twice'' within a few episodes.
1st Jul '17 4:10:36 PM rjd1922
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* One "Sonic Says" segment of ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' tells kids not to climb into washing machines.
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