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22nd Jan '17 7:59:11 PM HamburgerTime
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* Music/DonMcLean's famous "American Pie" is more or less the narrator lamenting the moments that marked the metaphorical "deaths" of first '50s (the deaths of Music/BuddyHolly, Music/RichieValens, and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, three of the rock icons of the decade, in a plane crash in 1959) and then '60s (the disastrous 1969 Altamont Concert that was seen by many as the point that the [[NewAgeRetroHippie Counterculture]] crossed the MoralEventHorizon) culture.
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7th Jan '17 2:56:59 PM nombretomado
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* The specific idealization of TheFifties is parodied and ultimately subverted in ''Film/{{Pleasantville}}''; the ''LeaveItToBeaver''-style television show is initially an innocent and 'wholesome' reflection of the 1950s and the elements of which that are usually yearned after (the nuclear family, clean and pleasant suburbia, etc). Then, when the 'color' that the two real-life kids who have entered the world of the show begins to spread, the resulting tensions between the citizens who are in color and those who are still black-and-white begin to reflect and demonstrate the uglier side of the decade that is often played down, such as racial discrimination and political repression. However, the movie does this in such an {{anvilicious}} fashion that some believe it acts to the detriment of the film (the town literally has no world outside it at first, sex literally doesn't exist instead of happening offscreen, etc).

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* The specific idealization of TheFifties is parodied and ultimately subverted in ''Film/{{Pleasantville}}''; the ''LeaveItToBeaver''-style ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver''-style television show is initially an innocent and 'wholesome' reflection of the 1950s and the elements of which that are usually yearned after (the nuclear family, clean and pleasant suburbia, etc). Then, when the 'color' that the two real-life kids who have entered the world of the show begins to spread, the resulting tensions between the citizens who are in color and those who are still black-and-white begin to reflect and demonstrate the uglier side of the decade that is often played down, such as racial discrimination and political repression. However, the movie does this in such an {{anvilicious}} fashion that some believe it acts to the detriment of the film (the town literally has no world outside it at first, sex literally doesn't exist instead of happening offscreen, etc).
5th Dec '16 7:22:44 PM lucy24
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* One of the guys who started all this was the Greek poet Hesiod who put the myth of the Golden, Silver, Bronze etc. Ages into writing. Just think of how in particular the term of the "Golden Age" came to be applied to anything from national histories ("the Golden Age of Spain") to popular media and genres ("the Golden Age of Superheroes").

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* One of the guys who started all this was the OlderThanFeudalism: The Greek epic poet Hesiod who put the myth of the Golden, Silver, Bronze etc. Ages into writing. Just think of how in particular the The term of the "Golden Age" came to be is applied to anything from national histories history ("the Golden Age of Spain") to popular media and genres ("the Golden Age of Superheroes").
21st Nov '16 3:11:23 AM BNSF1995
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* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Member Berries" has the titular berries, which are grapes that keep talking about how great something from the past was (primarily Star Wars references) used to help alleviate the stress of today. However, after a while they talk about how great things like how marriage being exclusive to men and women were, to the disgust of Randy. It turns out that they're central to Season 20's StoryArc: They intend to use unchecked nostalgia and the CreativeSterility it induces/encourages to convince people to vote for the hideously underqualified Mr. Garrison as the President of the United States in order to ruin the world, a parody of both Creator/DonaldTrump's presidential campaign and the tendency of mainstream pop culture in TheNewTens to be built around adaptations, sequels, remakes, reboots, and {{Genre Throwback}}s instead of fresh concepts.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Member Berries" has the titular berries, which are grapes that keep talking about how great something from the past was (primarily Star Wars references) used to help alleviate the stress of today. However, after a while they talk about how great things like how marriage being exclusive to men and women were, to the disgust of Randy. It turns out that they're central to Season 20's StoryArc: They intend to use unchecked nostalgia and the CreativeSterility it induces/encourages to convince people to vote for the hideously underqualified Mr. Garrison as the President of the United States in order to ruin the world, a parody of both Creator/DonaldTrump's presidential campaign and the tendency of mainstream pop culture in TheNewTens to be built around adaptations, sequels, remakes, reboots, and {{Genre Throwback}}s instead of fresh concepts.concepts due to laziness and greed.
17th Nov '16 11:49:23 AM Hanz
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* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Member Berries" has the titular berries, which are grapes that keep talking about how great something from the past was (primarily pop culture references) used to help alleviate the stress of today. However, after a while they talk about how great things like how marriage being exclusive to men and women were, to the disgust of Randy. It turns out that they're central to Season 20's StoryArc: They intend to use unchecked nostalgia and the CreativeSterility it induces/encourages to convince people to vote for the hideously underqualified Mr. Garrison as the President of the United States in order to ruin the world, a parody of both Creator/DonaldTrump's presidential campaign and the tendency of mainstream pop culture in TheNewTens to be built around adaptations, sequels, remakes, reboots, and {{Genre Throwback}}s instead of fresh concepts.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Member Berries" has the titular berries, which are grapes that keep talking about how great something from the past was (primarily pop culture Star Wars references) used to help alleviate the stress of today. However, after a while they talk about how great things like how marriage being exclusive to men and women were, to the disgust of Randy. It turns out that they're central to Season 20's StoryArc: They intend to use unchecked nostalgia and the CreativeSterility it induces/encourages to convince people to vote for the hideously underqualified Mr. Garrison as the President of the United States in order to ruin the world, a parody of both Creator/DonaldTrump's presidential campaign and the tendency of mainstream pop culture in TheNewTens to be built around adaptations, sequels, remakes, reboots, and {{Genre Throwback}}s instead of fresh concepts.
6th Nov '16 1:40:48 PM Jhonny
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** Another episode brutally [[AvertedTrope averted]] it by depicting the crew as living in ore-Civil Rights Movement New York. Racism, sexism, and police corruption and brutality are portrayed as ever-present threats and the word "[[PrecisionFStrike nigger]]" is used to shocking effect for a TV show that aired on prime time in the 90s. The episode's ending leaves it ambiguous over whether or not it was OnlyADream.

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** Another episode brutally [[AvertedTrope averted]] it by depicting the crew as living in ore-Civil pre-Civil Rights Movement New York. Racism, sexism, and police corruption and brutality are portrayed as ever-present threats and the word "[[PrecisionFStrike nigger]]" is used to shocking effect for a TV show that aired on prime time in the 90s. The episode's ending leaves it ambiguous over whether or not it was OnlyADream.
6th Nov '16 9:12:19 AM BattleMaster
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** Another episode brutally [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructs]] it by depicting the crew as living in late 40s America. Racism, sexism, and police corruption and brutality are portrayed as ever-present threats and the word "[[PrecisionFStrike nigger]]" is used to shocking effect for a TV show that aired on prime time in the 90s. The episode's ending leaves it ambiguous over whether or not it was OnlyADream.

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** Another episode brutally [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructs]] [[AvertedTrope averted]] it by depicting the crew as living in late 40s America.ore-Civil Rights Movement New York. Racism, sexism, and police corruption and brutality are portrayed as ever-present threats and the word "[[PrecisionFStrike nigger]]" is used to shocking effect for a TV show that aired on prime time in the 90s. The episode's ending leaves it ambiguous over whether or not it was OnlyADream.
6th Nov '16 9:04:01 AM BattleMaster
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** Another episode brutally [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructs]] it by depicting the crew as living in late 40s America. Racism, sexism, and police corruption and brutality are portrayed as ever-present threats and the word "[[PrecisionFBomb nigger]]" is used to shocking effect for a TV show that aired on prime time in the 90s. The episode's ending leaves it ambiguous over whether or not it was OnlyADream.

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** Another episode brutally [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructs]] it by depicting the crew as living in late 40s America. Racism, sexism, and police corruption and brutality are portrayed as ever-present threats and the word "[[PrecisionFBomb "[[PrecisionFStrike nigger]]" is used to shocking effect for a TV show that aired on prime time in the 90s. The episode's ending leaves it ambiguous over whether or not it was OnlyADream.
6th Nov '16 9:02:27 AM BattleMaster
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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded and then some]] in an episode of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''. Sisko called out a holodeck program specifically for being period inaccurate with regard to the various prejudices of the day. It was then immediately pointed out to Sisko that it wasn't supposed to be an accurate representation of the era, but the era ''[[PoliticallyCorrectHistory as it should have been]]''.

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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''
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[[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded and then some]] in an episode of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''.one episode. Sisko called out a holodeck program specifically for being period inaccurate with regard to the various prejudices of the day. It was then immediately pointed out to Sisko that it wasn't supposed to be an accurate representation of the era, but the era ''[[PoliticallyCorrectHistory as it should have been]]''.been]]''.
** Another episode brutally [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructs]] it by depicting the crew as living in late 40s America. Racism, sexism, and police corruption and brutality are portrayed as ever-present threats and the word "[[PrecisionFBomb nigger]]" is used to shocking effect for a TV show that aired on prime time in the 90s. The episode's ending leaves it ambiguous over whether or not it was OnlyADream.
27th Oct '16 2:43:56 AM Sapphirea2
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* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Member Berries" has the titular berries, which are grapes that keep talking about how great something from the past was (primarily pop culture references) used to help alleviate the stress of today. However, after a while they talk about how great things like how marriage being exclusive to men and women were, to the disgust of Randy. It turns out that they're central to Season 20's StoryArc: They intend to use unchecked nostalgia and the CreativeSterility it induces/encourages to convince people to vote for the hideously underqualified Mr. Garrison as the President of the United States in order to ruin the world, a parody of both Creator/DonaldTrump's presidential campaign and the tendency of mainstream pop culture in TheNewTens to be built around sequels, remakes, reboots, and {{Genre Throwback}}s instead of original concepts.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Member Berries" has the titular berries, which are grapes that keep talking about how great something from the past was (primarily pop culture references) used to help alleviate the stress of today. However, after a while they talk about how great things like how marriage being exclusive to men and women were, to the disgust of Randy. It turns out that they're central to Season 20's StoryArc: They intend to use unchecked nostalgia and the CreativeSterility it induces/encourages to convince people to vote for the hideously underqualified Mr. Garrison as the President of the United States in order to ruin the world, a parody of both Creator/DonaldTrump's presidential campaign and the tendency of mainstream pop culture in TheNewTens to be built around adaptations, sequels, remakes, reboots, and {{Genre Throwback}}s instead of original fresh concepts.
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