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3rd Jun '17 3:14:33 PM Giantleviathan
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** It's still worth noting that, even though superheroines have been common in comics and cartoons for decades, they were still quite rare in superhero movies and TV shows by the time the ''Supergirl'' pilot was aired in October 2015. At that point, both the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse and the Series/{{Arrowverse}} had introduced only a couple of token heroines. In fact, before ''Supergirl'' there hadn't been live-action superhero production with a female lead since 2005's ''Film/{{Elektra}}'', and the last actually successful example of this (since ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'' and the 1984 ''Film/{{Supergirl}}'' movie were both flops, and ''Elektra'' was hardly a financial success either) had been ''Series/WonderWoman'', made some 40 years earlier. So for people who don't read superhero comics or watch the cartoons, "girls can be superheroes too!" may still have been a case of SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped.

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** It's still worth noting that, even though superheroines have been common in comics and cartoons for decades, they were still quite rare in superhero movies and TV shows by the time the ''Supergirl'' pilot was aired in October 2015. At that point, both the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse and the Series/{{Arrowverse}} had introduced only a couple of token heroines. In fact, before ''Supergirl'' there hadn't been live-action superhero production with a female lead since 2005's ''Film/{{Elektra}}'', and the last actually successful example of this (since ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'' and the 1984 ''Film/{{Supergirl}}'' movie were both flops, and ''Elektra'' was hardly a financial success either) had been ''Series/WonderWoman'', made some 40 years earlier. So for people who don't read superhero comics or watch the cartoons, "girls can be superheroes too!" may still have been a case of SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped.
18th May '17 1:08:33 PM Anddrix
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** It's still worth noting that, even though superheroines have been common in comics and cartoons for decades, they were still quite rare in superhero movies and TV shows by the time the ''Supergirl'' pilot was aired in October 2015. At that point, both the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse and the Franchise/{{Arrowverse}} had introduced only a couple of token heroines. In fact, before ''Supergirl'' there hadn't been live-action superhero production with a female lead since 2005's ''Film/{{Elektra}}'', and the last actually successful example of this (since ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'' and the 1984 ''Film/{{Supergirl}}'' movie were both flops, and ''Elektra'' was hardly a financial success either) had been ''Series/WonderWoman'', made some 40 years earlier. So for people who don't read superhero comics or watch the cartoons, "girls can be superheroes too!" may still have been a case of SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped.

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** It's still worth noting that, even though superheroines have been common in comics and cartoons for decades, they were still quite rare in superhero movies and TV shows by the time the ''Supergirl'' pilot was aired in October 2015. At that point, both the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse and the Franchise/{{Arrowverse}} Series/{{Arrowverse}} had introduced only a couple of token heroines. In fact, before ''Supergirl'' there hadn't been live-action superhero production with a female lead since 2005's ''Film/{{Elektra}}'', and the last actually successful example of this (since ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'' and the 1984 ''Film/{{Supergirl}}'' movie were both flops, and ''Elektra'' was hardly a financial success either) had been ''Series/WonderWoman'', made some 40 years earlier. So for people who don't read superhero comics or watch the cartoons, "girls can be superheroes too!" may still have been a case of SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped.
25th Apr '17 6:45:00 PM nombretomado
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** It's still worth noting that, even though superheroines have been common in comics and cartoons for decades, they were still quite rare in superhero movies and TV shows by the time the ''Supergirl'' pilot was aired in October 2015. At that point, both the MarvelCinematicUniverse and the Franchise/{{Arrowverse}} had introduced only a couple of token heroines. In fact, before ''Supergirl'' there hadn't been live-action superhero production with a female lead since 2005's ''Film/{{Elektra}}'', and the last actually successful example of this (since ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'' and the 1984 ''Film/{{Supergirl}}'' movie were both flops, and ''Elektra'' was hardly a financial success either) had been ''Series/WonderWoman'', made some 40 years earlier. So for people who don't read superhero comics or watch the cartoons, "girls can be superheroes too!" may still have been a case of SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped.

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** It's still worth noting that, even though superheroines have been common in comics and cartoons for decades, they were still quite rare in superhero movies and TV shows by the time the ''Supergirl'' pilot was aired in October 2015. At that point, both the MarvelCinematicUniverse Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse and the Franchise/{{Arrowverse}} had introduced only a couple of token heroines. In fact, before ''Supergirl'' there hadn't been live-action superhero production with a female lead since 2005's ''Film/{{Elektra}}'', and the last actually successful example of this (since ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'' and the 1984 ''Film/{{Supergirl}}'' movie were both flops, and ''Elektra'' was hardly a financial success either) had been ''Series/WonderWoman'', made some 40 years earlier. So for people who don't read superhero comics or watch the cartoons, "girls can be superheroes too!" may still have been a case of SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped.
24th Mar '17 10:39:36 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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--->'''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... 11
--->'''Crowd''' Wild Cheering.

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--->'''Reporter''' --->'''Reporter:''' What are your thoughts on world hunger?
--->'''Lois''' --->'''Lois:''' 9/11 was bad.
--->'''Crowd''' Wild Cheering.
--->'''Reporter'''
--->''[The crowd loudly cheers.]''
--->'''Reporter:'''
What are your thoughts on gun control?
--->'''Lois''' --->'''Lois:''' 9... 11
--->'''Crowd''' Wild Cheering.
11.
--->''[The crowds cheers again.]''
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.
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