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18th May '16 2:08:04 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* With some mild parody, ''NightCourt'' had Judge Harry Stone led through a "Wonderful Life" vision by his guardian angel, Herb. Subverted somewhat when Herb (assuming the image of Mel Torme) admits that the reason the vision was in black and white was not (as Harry suggested) because his absence took color out of the world, but nothing more than an artistic device meant to cater to Harry's love of FilmNoir and that Harry needed to get over himself.

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* With some mild parody, ''NightCourt'' ''Series/NightCourt'' had Judge Harry Stone led through a "Wonderful Life" vision by his guardian angel, Herb. Subverted somewhat when Herb (assuming the image of Mel Torme) admits that the reason the vision was in black and white was not (as Harry suggested) because his absence took color out of the world, but nothing more than an artistic device meant to cater to Harry's love of FilmNoir and that Harry needed to get over himself.
14th May '16 7:40:23 AM IAmNotAFunguy
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** ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' was one of the neighbors who was happier. This proves that without Butt-head's intervention, her show would not have been as interesting as it was.



** ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' was one of the neighbors who was happier. This proves that without Butt-head's intervention, her show would not have been as interesting as it was.
14th May '16 7:38:10 AM IAmNotAFunguy
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* In the hour-long Christmas special of the [[Literature/CuriousGeorge]] TV adaptation the Man with the Yellow Hat who is unable to interpret George's Christmas wish list has a dream where he sees George under the care of other humans on the show. Under the care of Professor Wiseman he is understood but is not allowed to play around and have fun. Under the Doorman he can have fun cleaning but is not very well understood. Under Chef Pisghetti he seems to be understood and have fun, which saddens the Man, until he sees something in the dream that may give him the clue he needs to make George happy.

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* In the hour-long Christmas special of the [[Literature/CuriousGeorge]] ''Literature/CuriousGeorge'' TV adaptation the Man with the Yellow Hat who is unable to interpret George's Christmas wish list has a dream where he sees George under the care of other humans on the show. Under the care of Professor Wiseman he is understood but is not allowed to play around and have fun. Under the Doorman he can have fun cleaning but is not very well understood. Under Chef Pisghetti he seems to be understood and have fun, which saddens the Man, until he sees something in the dream that may give him the clue he needs to make George happy.



* In the ''WesterAnimation/FairlyOddparents'' episode "It's a Wishful Life" Timmy does a few good deeds for his friends and family that go unnoticed so he wishes he never existed. Afterward Jorgen takes him around to show him that the world has become a better place without him, and decides to banish him to an alternate dimension of children who improved the world by wishing they were never born. In the new timeline, Timmy's parents are the rich parents of a TV star daughter, Chester is rich and has an all-star baseball player father, and Francis is not a bully. Also Elmer does not have a boil, AJ has hair, and Mr. Crocker is not a mentally insane fairy hunter. Even though Jorgen tries to banish Timmy, he decides that his own happiness is more important. A BrokenAesop indeed.
14th May '16 7:35:20 AM IAmNotAFunguy
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** Earlier than that in the 6th season episode "D.W.'s Time Trouble", D.W. has a dream that she was the one born first making her the older sibling. She has a pet kitten and her art work in preschool is fully appreciated by her teacher. Feeling sorry for Arthur not being born, she forces the dream version of her parents to adopt him, but he grows up to be an unknowing tattletale. Then D.W finds herself in the same situation her real-life younger self got into with Arthur and realizes she doesn't know what to do. She wakes up to realize that being a younger sibling is nice since the older one knows more and is able to teach her.


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* In the hour-long Christmas special of the [[Literature/CuriousGeorge]] TV adaptation the Man with the Yellow Hat who is unable to interpret George's Christmas wish list has a dream where he sees George under the care of other humans on the show. Under the care of Professor Wiseman he is understood but is not allowed to play around and have fun. Under the Doorman he can have fun cleaning but is not very well understood. Under Chef Pisghetti he seems to be understood and have fun, which saddens the Man, until he sees something in the dream that may give him the clue he needs to make George happy.


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* In the ''WesterAnimation/FairlyOddparents'' episode "It's a Wishful Life" Timmy does a few good deeds for his friends and family that go unnoticed so he wishes he never existed. Afterward Jorgen takes him around to show him that the world has become a better place without him, and decides to banish him to an alternate dimension of children who improved the world by wishing they were never born. In the new timeline, Timmy's parents are the rich parents of a TV star daughter, Chester is rich and has an all-star baseball player father, and Francis is not a bully. Also Elmer does not have a boil, AJ has hair, and Mr. Crocker is not a mentally insane fairy hunter. Even though Jorgen tries to banish Timmy, he decides that his own happiness is more important. A BrokenAesop indeed.
11th May '16 2:24:00 PM Uttergenius
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* A rather subversive treatment of this story was ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' episode "It's A Wishful Life", where everyone's shown as being better off without Timmy Turner, even though he's a decent kid. When Timmy does all sorts of good things for his friends and family only to get complete ingratitude, he angrily wishes he was never born just to see how tough things would be without him... only to discover that everyone in Dimmsdale, including Cosmo and Wanda, actually have ''much'' better lives without him. It should be pointed out that the whole thing turned out to be a test being given to Timmy by Von Strangle, even if he was pretty sadistic about it. Still frustratingly, many world changes had ''nothing'' to do with Timmy's existence (ex. AJ having hair and Francis joining the football team). Viewers and WebVideo/TheMysteriousMrEnter were not impressed, to say the least, to the point that "Wishful Life" is one of the few episodes that showrunner Butch Hartman [[OldShame regretted making]], citing that they did go [[UpToEleven a bit overboard]] on the cruelty and that [[BrokenAesop the lesson wasn't a fit one for kids]].

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* A rather subversive treatment of this story was ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' episode "It's A Wishful Life", where everyone's shown as being better off without Timmy Turner, even though he's a decent kid. When Timmy does all sorts of good things for his friends and family only to get complete ingratitude, he angrily wishes he was never born just to see how tough things would be without him... only to discover that everyone in Dimmsdale, including Cosmo and Wanda, actually have ''much'' better lives without him. It should be pointed out that the whole thing turned out to be a test being given to Timmy by Von Strangle, even if he was pretty sadistic about it. Still frustratingly, many world changes had ''nothing'' to do with Timmy's existence (ex. AJ having hair and Francis joining the football team). Viewers and WebVideo/TheMysteriousMrEnter were not impressed, to say the least, to the point that and "Wishful Life" is one of the few episodes that showrunner Butch Hartman [[OldShame regretted making]], citing that they did go [[UpToEleven a bit overboard]] on the cruelty and that [[BrokenAesop the lesson wasn't a fit one for kids]].
8th May '16 5:05:57 PM nombretomado
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* In the {{Hey Arnold}} fanfic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6133694/1/Without-You Without You]] Helga feeling that everyone would be better off without her, wishes she was never born, [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor which unfortunately comes true]]. Here she not only learns what has become of her family and friends without her presence, she also must find a way to return to her universe and fix what's gone wrong because of her wish as well.

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* In the {{Hey Arnold}} ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' fanfic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6133694/1/Without-You Without You]] Helga feeling that everyone would be better off without her, wishes she was never born, [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor which unfortunately comes true]]. Here she not only learns what has become of her family and friends without her presence, she also must find a way to return to her universe and fix what's gone wrong because of her wish as well.
8th May '16 4:07:05 AM mangamanic
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** And another episode used a variation, where Homer looked into magic sauce (seriously) to see what life would've been like if he had won class president [[spoiler: or more accurately, if he wasn't sabotaged as the principal overheard two popular kids encouraging the student body to vote for Homer as a prank to humiliate him. The Principal got Carl and Lenny to get rid of the real ballot box, which had Homer win. While he is first laughed at, Carl and Lenny voice that Homer is a loser like them, and thus you don't have to be popular to succeed, resulting in them chanting his name and leading the student body to approve of him]]. Homer becomes confident and self-assured of himself, able to make decisions on the go and he ends up asking the top cheerleader to prom... only to dump her there and go for Marge. After a successful night (with ''Patty and Selma'' voicing their approval seeing Marge return home,) Homer is spotted by Mr. Burns. Impressed by the young man's stance and his position, he is offered a job at the plant, Section 6F (his current one in OTL is 7G, so a step-up). He takes it and we see that he would live in a luxurious mansion where the Flanders' house would be (the original Simpson' house is a guest house of his, occupied by Abe). While he and Marge are happily married, its revealed that since Homer used protection, they never had kids.

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** And another episode used a variation, where Homer looked into magic sauce (seriously) to see what life would've been like if he had won class president [[spoiler: or more accurately, if he wasn't sabotaged as the principal overheard two popular kids encouraging the student body to vote for Homer as a prank to humiliate him. The Principal got Carl and Lenny to get rid of the real ballot box, which had Homer win. While he is first laughed at, Carl and Lenny voice that Homer is a loser like them, and thus you don't have to be popular to succeed, resulting in them chanting his name and leading the student body to approve of him]]. Homer becomes confident and self-assured of himself, able to make decisions on the go and he ends up asking the top cheerleader to prom... only to dump her there and go for Marge. After a successful night (with ''Patty and Selma'' voicing their approval seeing Marge return home,) Homer is spotted by Mr. Burns. Impressed by the young man's stance and his position, he is offered a job at the plant, Section 6F (his current one in OTL is 7G, so a step-up). He takes it and we see that he would live in a luxurious mansion where the Flanders' house would be (the original Simpson' house is a guest house of his, occupied by Abe).Abe, who never complains about anything). While he and Marge are happily married, its revealed that since Homer used protection, they never had kids.
1st May '16 4:54:23 PM moto12
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* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'', where Wimpy (from ''{{Popeye}}'') is shown how much better the world is without his existence. Incidentally, hamburgers are free in that world. [[spoiler: Seeing this, his guardian angel then kicks him off the bridge himself.]]

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* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'', where Wimpy (from ''{{Popeye}}'') is shown how much better the world is without his existence. Incidentally, Popeye has a full head of hair, he and Bluto open up their own bank, Olive Oil has larger breasts, Alice the Goon found a cure for cancer, there is no pollution or war and hamburgers are free in that world.free. [[spoiler: Seeing this, his guardian angel then kicks him off the bridge himself.]]
21st Apr '16 10:30:44 AM twilicorn
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus'' "Holiday Special" episode, Wanda wishes recycling had never existed. So Ms Fizzle uses the bus to eliminate recycling from Walkerville. Chaos ensues, culminating in the bus disintegrating because it was built from recycled materials, and the class have to rebuild it so that they can put things right.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus'' ChristmasEpisode (simply titled "Holiday Special" episode, Special"), Wanda wishes recycling had never existed. So didn't exist (long story short: she was planning to use a nutcracker to get into a production of ''Theatre/TheNutcracker'', but it fell out of her backpack and Arnold thought it was trash so he threw it in the recycling bin), so Ms Fizzle uses the bus to eliminate recycling from Walkerville. Chaos ensues, culminating in the bus disintegrating because it was built from recycled materials, and the class have having to rebuild it so that they can put things right.
21st Apr '16 10:20:22 AM twilicorn
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* A rather subversive treatment of this story was ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' episode "It's A Wishful Life", where everyone's shown as being better off without Timmy Turner, even though he's a decent kid . When Timmy does all sorts of good things for his friends and family only to get complete ingratitude, he angrily wishes he was never born just to see how tough things would be without him... only to discover that everyone in Dimmsdale, including Cosmo and Wanda, actually have ''much'' better lives without him. It should be pointed out that the whole thing turned out to be a test being given to Timmy by Von Strangle, even if he was pretty sadistic about it. Still frustratingly, many world changes had ''nothing'' to do with Timmy's existence (ex. AJ having hair, Francis joining the football team, etc.). This drew flak from many viewers, most famously WebVideo/TheMysteriousMrEnter - so much so that this is one of the few episodes that showrunner Butch Hartman [[OldShame regretted making]], citing that they did go [[UpToEleven a bit overboard]] on the cruelty and the lesson wasn't a fit one for kids.

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* A rather subversive treatment of this story was ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' episode "It's A Wishful Life", where everyone's shown as being better off without Timmy Turner, even though he's a decent kid .kid. When Timmy does all sorts of good things for his friends and family only to get complete ingratitude, he angrily wishes he was never born just to see how tough things would be without him... only to discover that everyone in Dimmsdale, including Cosmo and Wanda, actually have ''much'' better lives without him. It should be pointed out that the whole thing turned out to be a test being given to Timmy by Von Strangle, even if he was pretty sadistic about it. Still frustratingly, many world changes had ''nothing'' to do with Timmy's existence (ex. AJ having hair, hair and Francis joining the football team, etc.). This drew flak from many viewers, most famously team). Viewers and WebVideo/TheMysteriousMrEnter - so much so were not impressed, to say the least, to the point that this "Wishful Life" is one of the few episodes that showrunner Butch Hartman [[OldShame regretted making]], citing that they did go [[UpToEleven a bit overboard]] on the cruelty and that [[BrokenAesop the lesson wasn't a fit one for kids.kids]].



* Played straight with the Christmas special of ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey'', where Mikey never visited Japan and everyone's life is worse. This coincides with a YetAnotherChristmasCarol subplot. Because Mikey never won the contest, someone else became the new star of ''Lilymu!'', the overweight and past his prime Anime/SpeedRacer. The ratings tanked and the show was cancelled. Guano became a chimney sweep with a stupid accent, Lily married Yoshi the cameraman and adopted several kids (Becoming very cranky and ugly), Gonard, because the show was cancelled during a take and no one yelled "Cut", terrorizes the city as his ''Lilymu!'' role, and Mitsuki tried to be a serious actor, but quickly became a WhiteDwarfStarlet.

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* Played straight with the Christmas special of ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey'', where Mikey never visited Japan and everyone's life is worse. This coincides with a YetAnotherChristmasCarol subplot. Because Mikey never won the contest, someone else became the new star of ''Lilymu!'', ''Lilymu!'' - the overweight and past his prime Anime/SpeedRacer. The ratings tanked and the show was cancelled. Guano became a chimney sweep with a stupid accent, Lily married Yoshi the cameraman and adopted several kids (Becoming very cranky and ugly), Gonard, because the show was cancelled during a take and no one yelled "Cut", terrorizes the city as his ''Lilymu!'' role, and Mitsuki tried to be a serious actor, but quickly became a WhiteDwarfStarlet.



* In an episode of the cartoon "Rainbow Fish" the title character wishes that he was never born after having a bad day. His "guardian angelfish" soon appears and shows him what life would be like without him. In this alternate universe, Rainbow's favorite restaurant has hardly any customers, his parents are sad for not having a son, his sister is depressed due to being an only child and even the school bullies are miserable because they don't have anyone to pick on.

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* In an episode of the cartoon "Rainbow Fish" ''Rainbow Fish'', the title character wishes that he was never born after having a bad day. His "guardian angelfish" soon appears and shows him what life would be like without him. In this alternate universe, Rainbow's favorite restaurant has hardly any customers, his parents are sad for not having a son, his sister is depressed due to being an only child and even the school bullies are miserable because they don't have anyone to pick on.
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