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22nd Jul '16 12:25:49 PM TheGreenHerring
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* The future city of [[NewNeoCity San Angeles]] presented in ''Film/DemolitionMan'' looks just rosy. No crime, no war, everything is bright and shiny... Yeah, it's a real SugarBowl. Too bad sugar is banned by the government because it's bad for you. In fact, absolutely ''anything'' that might be the least bit harmful, offensive or disruptive to anybody is. No meat products, no alcoholic drinks, no contact sports, no swear words, no spicy food, no uneducational toys and no physical contact (up to and including sexual intercourse). In the words of the film's villain, it's like if [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Oceania]] was run by an evil [[Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood Mr. Rogers]]. This namby-pamby, "oppressing you for your own good" society is why there's a [[DarkIsNotEvil gang of well-armed but actually pretty friendly hobos]] trying to avoid it all by scraping out a free living in the city's sewers. [[spoiler:In turn, the "evil Mr. Rogers" has secretly been grooming the villain to kill them all so his idea of a "beacon of order" cannot be tarnished.]]

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* The future city of [[NewNeoCity San Angeles]] presented in ''Film/DemolitionMan'' looks just rosy. No crime, no war, everything is bright and shiny... Yeah, it's a real SugarBowl. Too bad sugar is banned by the government because it's bad for you. In fact, absolutely ''anything'' that might be the least bit harmful, offensive or disruptive to anybody is. No meat products, no alcoholic drinks, no contact sports, no swear words, no spicy food, no uneducational toys and no physical contact (up to and including sexual intercourse). In the words of the film's villain, it's like if [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Oceania]] was run by an evil [[Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood Mr. Rogers]]. This namby-pamby, "oppressing you for your own good" society is why there's a [[DarkIsNotEvil gang of well-armed but actually pretty friendly hobos]] trying to avoid it all by scraping out a free living in the city's sewers. [[spoiler:In turn, the "evil Mr. Rogers" has secretly been grooming the villain to kill them all so his idea of a "beacon of order" cannot be tarnished.such undesirables, ready to release him from cryosleep if he is ever needed.]]
20th Jul '16 4:33:50 PM TheGreenHerring
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* ''Film/DemolitionMan'' could be considered a crapsaccharine answer to ''Franchise/{{Robocop}}'''s CrapsackWorld. PC culture runs rampant. WordOfGod also says the ozone layer is depleted which explains everyone's long flowing robes.

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* The future city of [[NewNeoCity San Angeles]] presented in ''Film/DemolitionMan'' could be considered looks just rosy. No crime, no war, everything is bright and shiny... Yeah, it's a crapsaccharine answer to ''Franchise/{{Robocop}}'''s CrapsackWorld. PC culture runs rampant. WordOfGod also says real SugarBowl. Too bad sugar is banned by the ozone layer government because it's bad for you. In fact, absolutely ''anything'' that might be the least bit harmful, offensive or disruptive to anybody is. No meat products, no alcoholic drinks, no contact sports, no swear words, no spicy food, no uneducational toys and no physical contact (up to and including sexual intercourse). In the words of the film's villain, it's like if [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Oceania]] was run by an evil [[Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood Mr. Rogers]]. This namby-pamby, "oppressing you for your own good" society is depleted which explains everyone's long flowing robes.why there's a [[DarkIsNotEvil gang of well-armed but actually pretty friendly hobos]] trying to avoid it all by scraping out a free living in the city's sewers. [[spoiler:In turn, the "evil Mr. Rogers" has secretly been grooming the villain to kill them all so his idea of a "beacon of order" cannot be tarnished.]]



* The future [[NewNeoCity San Angeles]] presented in ''Film/DemolitionMan'' looks just rosy. No crime, no war, everything is bright and shiny... Yeah, it's a real SugarBowl. Too bad sugar is banned by the government because it's bad for you. In fact, absolutely ''anything'' that might be the least bit harmful, offensive or disruptive to anybody is. No meat products, no alcoholic drinks, no contact sports, no swear words, no spicy food, no uneducational toys and no physical contact (up to and including sexual intercourse). In the words of the film's villain, it's like if [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Oceania]] was run by an evil [[Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood Mr. Rogers]]. Presumably this namby-pamby, "oppressing you for your own good" society is why there's a [[DarkIsNotEvil gang of well-armed but actually pretty friendly hobos]] trying to avoid it all by scraping out a free living in the city's sewers.
19th Jul '16 8:57:59 PM ChrisX
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* The world of ''Videogame/{{Overwatch}}'' is a wondrous technological utopia...that has a devastating RobotWar in its backstory, lingering FantasticRacism due to said war, a MegaCorp that isn't above blowing up business rivals, a mysterious HumongousMecha that repeatedly attacks a country for no apparent reason, and crime and terrorism are still serious problems. It's becoming increasingly clear that the disbanded Overwatch is still very much needed.

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* The world of ''Videogame/{{Overwatch}}'' is a wondrous technological utopia... that has a devastating RobotWar in its backstory, lingering FantasticRacism due to said war, a MegaCorp that isn't above blowing up business rivals, rivals (which was apparently the standard, no thanks to a problem [[InherentInTheSystem inherent in the legal system]]: people who encourages manipulating the honest workers and corporations), a mysterious HumongousMecha that repeatedly attacks a country for no apparent reason, and crime and terrorism are still serious problems.problems, to the point that one continent is rendered a nuclear wasteland. It's becoming increasingly clear that the disbanded Overwatch is still very much needed.
9th Jul '16 12:21:37 PM 10-13-2
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** Subverted also in "Hungry Are the Damned", part of the very first ''Treehouse of Horror''. The family is abducted by Rigelian aliens (Kang and Kodos in their first appearance) who want them to be happy all the time, cooking them gourmet foods and providing them with free entertainment. Lisa suspects that this might be BreadAndCircuses and uncovers evidence that the Rigelians are actually [[ToServeMan making the Simpsons fat so that they will be delicious to eat]] - but it all turns out to be a misunderstanding. And the Rigelians are so offended at Lisa's prejudice and ingratitude that they return the family to Earth and tell them that they missed their chance at paradise.

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** Subverted also in "Hungry Are the Damned", part of the very first ''Treehouse of Horror''. The family is abducted by Rigelian aliens (Kang and Kodos in their first appearance) who [[GildedCage want them to be happy all the time, time]], cooking them gourmet foods and providing them with free entertainment. Lisa suspects that this might be BreadAndCircuses and uncovers evidence that the Rigelians are actually [[ToServeMan making the Simpsons fat so that they will be delicious to eat]] - but it all turns out to be a misunderstanding. And the Rigelians are so offended at Lisa's prejudice and ingratitude that they return the family to Earth and tell them that they missed their chance at paradise.
9th Jul '16 12:20:10 PM 10-13-2
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** Subverted also in "Hungry Are the Damned", part of the very first ''Treehouse of Horror''. The family is abducted by Rigelian aliens (Kang and Kodos in their first appearance) who want them to be happy all the time, cooking them gourmet foods and providing them with free entertainment. Lisa suspects that this might be BreadAndCircuses and uncovers evidence that the Rigelians are actually [[ToServeMan making the Simpsons fat so that they will be delicious to eat]] - but it all turns out to be a misunderstanding. And the Rigelians are so offended at Lisa's prejudice and ingratitude that they return the family to Earth and tell them that they missed their chance at paradise.
9th Jul '16 12:14:24 PM 10-13-2
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* Pleasure Island from ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' is a perfect textbook example of this. The Coachman takes disobedient boys here to allow them to do anything at all that they want, including smoke cigars, drink beer or play pool, but eventually, they are turned into donkeys and sold off by the Coachman.

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* Pleasure Island from ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' is a perfect textbook example of this. The Coachman takes disobedient boys here to allow them to do anything at all that they want, including smoke cigars, drink beer or play pool, but eventually, they are turned into donkeys and sold off by the Coachman. (Of course, the fact that Pleasure Island is a gigantic carnival-world - and [[CircusOfFear not the wholesome kind of carnival]], either - should have tipped ''somebody'' off.)
8th Jul '16 5:17:27 PM Everdream
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* ''Anime/RingingBell'' has a great example of this trope. The first half of the story starts out with a world where everything appears to be great and the sheep live happily. Then, the Wolf King kills Chirin's mother. Things get progressively darker and darker until the DownerEnding of all [[DownerEnding]]s comes. [[spoiler: Chirin kills the wolf. Despite this, Chirin gets rejected by the other sheep, and lives a desolate life alone in the wilderness until he finally dies, having killed his only friend.]]

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* ''Anime/RingingBell'' has a great example of this trope. The first half of the story starts out with a world where everything appears to be great and the sheep live happily. Then, the Wolf King kills Chirin's mother. Things get progressively darker and darker until the DownerEnding of all [[DownerEnding]]s [[Downer Ending]]s comes. [[spoiler: Chirin kills the wolf. Despite this, Chirin gets rejected by the other sheep, and lives a desolate life alone in the wilderness until he finally dies, having killed his only friend.]]
8th Jul '16 5:16:47 PM Everdream
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* ''Anime/RingingBell'' has a great example of this trope. The first half of the story starts out with a world where everything appears to be great and the sheep live happily. Then, the Wolf King kills Chirin's mother. Things get progressively darker and darker until the DownerEnding of all DownerEndings comes. [[spoiler: Chirin kills the wolf. Despite this, Chirin gets rejected by the other sheep, and lives a desolate life alone in the wilderness until he finally dies, having killed his only friend.]]

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* ''Anime/RingingBell'' has a great example of this trope. The first half of the story starts out with a world where everything appears to be great and the sheep live happily. Then, the Wolf King kills Chirin's mother. Things get progressively darker and darker until the DownerEnding of all DownerEndings [[DownerEnding]]s comes. [[spoiler: Chirin kills the wolf. Despite this, Chirin gets rejected by the other sheep, and lives a desolate life alone in the wilderness until he finally dies, having killed his only friend.]]
8th Jul '16 5:16:04 PM Everdream
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* ''Anime/RingingBell'' has a great example of this trope. The first half of the story starts out with a world where everything is great and everyone is happy. However, events in the second half reveal that the world has a dark side to it, and that the world presented in the first half was probably not that great to begin with.

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* ''Anime/RingingBell'' has a great example of this trope. The first half of the story starts out with a world where everything is appears to be great and everyone is happy. However, events the sheep live happily. Then, the Wolf King kills Chirin's mother. Things get progressively darker and darker until the DownerEnding of all DownerEndings comes. [[spoiler: Chirin kills the wolf. Despite this, Chirin gets rejected by the other sheep, and lives a desolate life alone in the second half reveal that the world has a dark side to it, and that the world presented in the first half was probably not that great to begin with.wilderness until he finally dies, having killed his only friend.]]
7th Jul '16 7:44:56 AM seaocean
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