History Main / GreenAesop

19th May '16 8:02:24 PM nombretomado
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* Spoofed in an episode of ''MyNameIsEarl''. NBC wanted every one of their sitcoms that week to have a Green Aesop, and apparently not all of the writers were on board, leading to an exchange between Earl and the warden of the prison he was in at the time. Earl agrees to give a talk to some kids about obeying the law, in return for a reduction of his jail time. Then the warden, out of nowhere, asks, "What if our show had a Green message?" Earl responds, "[[LeaningOnTheFourthWall That doesn't sound like it has anything to do with what our show's about.]]"

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* Spoofed in an episode of ''MyNameIsEarl''.''Series/MyNameIsEarl''. NBC wanted every one of their sitcoms that week to have a Green Aesop, and apparently not all of the writers were on board, leading to an exchange between Earl and the warden of the prison he was in at the time. Earl agrees to give a talk to some kids about obeying the law, in return for a reduction of his jail time. Then the warden, out of nowhere, asks, "What if our show had a Green message?" Earl responds, "[[LeaningOnTheFourthWall That doesn't sound like it has anything to do with what our show's about.]]"
19th May '16 1:06:40 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''RockosModernLife'' had an episode called "Zanzibar" that was basically their Green Aesop episode. Thankfully it was one of their better episodes because they delivered the aesop with [[ThatRemindsMeOfASong lavish musical numbers]]! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyZbw8waVwk Hit it!]]

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* ''RockosModernLife'' ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' had an episode called "Zanzibar" that was basically their Green Aesop episode. Thankfully it was one of their better episodes because they delivered the aesop with [[ThatRemindsMeOfASong lavish musical numbers]]! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyZbw8waVwk Hit it!]]
7th May '16 3:39:18 PM lledsmar
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** Most of Fredric Back's films are this.
7th May '16 3:37:42 PM lledsmar
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'Legend Of The Forest'' from Creator/OsamuTezuka.

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'Legend * ''Legend Of The Forest'' from Creator/OsamuTezuka.
29th Apr '16 4:33:08 PM nombretomado
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* This is the main focus of ''Fanfic/HeroesForEarth'', as it is essentially a DarkerAndGrittier version of CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers.

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* This is the main focus of ''Fanfic/HeroesForEarth'', as it is essentially a DarkerAndGrittier version of CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers.''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers''.



* ''CaptainPlanet'', obviously. At least one episode had the MonsterOfTheWeek pollute the area [[ForTheEvulz for no reason other than to be a jerk, apparently.]]

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* ''CaptainPlanet'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|and the Planeteers}}'', obviously. At least one episode had the MonsterOfTheWeek pollute the area [[ForTheEvulz for no reason other than to be a jerk, apparently.]]
28th Apr '16 8:25:14 AM Superjustinbros
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26th Apr '16 3:43:37 PM supergod
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A relative handful of real-life incidents of environmental damage and attempts to fix it tend to provide the basic template for stories that employ this trope, for some reason:
* Aesops incorporating ScienceIsBad usually reference the early industrial revolution in the British empire or the gilded age in the United States, where rapid industrialization resulted in a large number of extinctions and the destruction of many natural habitats before anyone even really noticed that damage was being done, and the damage only tapered off because the world coincidentally moved on to less damaging technologies that were also more profitable and efficient. References to these periods tend to include labor tropes from the same age: chimney sweeps, wage slavery, and expies of [[CorruptCorporateExecutive oil tycoons and bankers]] usually accompany the damage.
* LighterAndSofter Aesops often reference the US's issues with acid rain and smog in the 1940s to 1970s, highly visible problems that were actually noticed by science, traced to their sources, and solved through technology and government action. ScienceIsGood GreenAesop s tend to reference these incidents and the success of various clean air and water acts of the 1960s and 1970s either directly or by analogy, and ScienceHero es are sometimes based on real-life counterparts from this era. The antarctic ozone layer hole also falls into this category.
* Darker and more apocalyptic fiction tends to reference either extinctions, which have been noted since the 1800s as resulting from human activity and [[ScienceMarchesOn until very recently]] considered irreversible, or global warming (which is currently thought to be partly or entirely irreversible). Whether the darker tones being associated with the latter are going to be considered prophetic or HilariousInHindsight depends on whether any of a large number of proposed solutions end up panning out or not.
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20th Apr '16 10:06:59 PM ZootyCutie94
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* The Mondo TV adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/TheTrashPack'' softens down the grossness of the toyline, instead replacing the trashiness with an anti-littering campaign. Poorly discarded trash becomes a Trashie, and one of the main goals of the Trashies is to take down Binner, one of the worst litterbugs in the city. On the contrast, the dump is surprisingly well-organized and less dump-like than expected.

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* The Mondo TV adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/TheTrashPack'' ''Toys/TheTrashPack'' softens down the grossness of the toyline, instead replacing the trashiness with an anti-littering campaign. Poorly discarded trash becomes a Trashie, and one of the main goals of the Trashies is to take down Binner, one of the worst litterbugs in the city. On the contrast, the dump is surprisingly well-organized and less dump-like than expected.
20th Apr '16 10:06:24 PM ZootyCutie94
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'', "Henry's Forest": A storm devastates a glen where Henry drives through, and he is visibly shaken by the disaster. It's one of the more positive examples, as the fallen timber is used to make things; and the other engines help
replant the trees that were lost. It's a nicely subtle use of this trope, and a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming for Henry.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'', "Henry's Forest": A storm devastates a glen where Henry drives through, and he is visibly shaken by the disaster. It's one of the more positive examples, as the fallen timber is used to make things; and the other engines help
help replant the trees that were lost. It's a nicely subtle use of this trope, and a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming for Henry.




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* The Mondo TV adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/TheTrashPack'' softens down the grossness of the toyline, instead replacing the trashiness with an anti-littering campaign. Poorly discarded trash becomes a Trashie, and one of the main goals of the Trashies is to take down Binner, one of the worst litterbugs in the city. On the contrast, the dump is surprisingly well-organized and less dump-like than expected.
17th Apr '16 6:21:34 PM DarkHunter
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** ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'''s environmental message is quite explicit, as the Gundam Fight that ended world wars has also completely trashed the environment due to Earth's use as a fighting ring. SceneryGorn abounds, and two major villains want to destroy humanity to save the planet.
** ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'' has a two-episode arc about Saving the Dolphins. In this case, it's saving a Newtype dolphin and her pod from pirates tat harvest their brains for navicomputers.

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** ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'''s environmental message is quite explicit, as the Gundam Fight that ended world wars has also completely trashed the environment due to Earth's use as a fighting ring. SceneryGorn abounds, and two major villains want to destroy humanity to save the planet.
planet. Ultimately, though, the villains' plan to destroy humanity to save "nature" is pointed out as hypocritical and self-contradicting: humans and their creations are as much a part of nature as anything else.
** ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'' has a two-episode arc about Saving the Dolphins. In this case, it's saving a Newtype dolphin and her pod from pirates tat that harvest their brains for navicomputers.
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