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20th May '17 7:08:11 PM nombretomado
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* ''ComicBook/{{Planetary}}'' subverts this trope at one point; one issue takes them to a funeral for an {{Expy}} of [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} John Constantine]] which is attended by other homages to the VertigoComics characters of the 1980s and 1990s. Although Jakita is a passionate champion of them, the AffectionateParody nature of the scene is pointedly undercut when Elijah bluntly points out that, divorced of their original political and social contexts, they can't help but look a bit ridiculous. Jakita is forced to concede that he has a point.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Planetary}}'' subverts this trope at one point; one issue takes them to a funeral for an {{Expy}} of [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} John Constantine]] which is attended by other homages to the VertigoComics Creator/VertigoComics characters of the 1980s and 1990s. Although Jakita is a passionate champion of them, the AffectionateParody nature of the scene is pointedly undercut when Elijah bluntly points out that, divorced of their original political and social contexts, they can't help but look a bit ridiculous. Jakita is forced to concede that he has a point.
6th Apr '17 4:06:03 PM KizunaTallis
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* Savagely mocked in [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-january-5-2010/even-better-than-the-real-thing this]] ''Series/TheDailyShow'' clip, in which John Oliver satirizes conservative pundits harking back to a simpler, better America than the one they believe is being ruined. After interviewing several people from each of the periods that pundits such as Creator/GlennBeck, Sean Hannity and Creator/BillOReilly grew up in which they discuss how things weren't really that great, Oliver comes to the conclusion that the reason these pundits constantly look back to and reference these times as happier and less complicated is because they were children then, and the world usually seems happier and less complicated when you're a child.

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* Savagely mocked in [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-january-5-2010/even-better-than-the-real-thing this]] ''Series/TheDailyShow'' clip, in which John Oliver satirizes conservative pundits harking back to a simpler, better America than the one they believe is being ruined. After interviewing several people from each of the periods that pundits such as Creator/GlennBeck, Radio/GlennBeck, Sean Hannity and Creator/BillOReilly grew up in which they discuss how things weren't really that great, Oliver comes to the conclusion that the reason these pundits constantly look back to and reference these times as happier and less complicated is because they were children then, and the world usually seems happier and less complicated when you're a child.



* The ''Website/CollegeHumor clip'', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Can71sF-eOY “Remember When Nostalgia Was Good”]] (quoted above) [[{{Satire}} satirizes]] this trope.
* Pretty much the entire point of WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick is [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructing]] this trope. It's argued, however, that all they really do is deconstruct it for what they ''don't like''.

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* The ''Website/CollegeHumor clip'', ''Website/CollegeHumor'' clip, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Can71sF-eOY “Remember "Remember When Nostalgia Was Good”]] Good"]] (quoted above) [[{{Satire}} satirizes]] this trope.
* Pretty much the The entire point of WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick is [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructing]] this trope. It's argued, however, that all they really do is deconstruct it for what they ''don't like''.



* ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' did an [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-things-we-need-to-stop-feeling-nostalgic-for/ article]] where Adam Tod Brown outlined things people needed to stop feeling nostalgic for. They included Cassette tapes (Impossible to fast forward accurately and easy to break), mom and pop stores (How many people actually use them?), talking instead of text messaging, and neighbourhood crime (That's right, there are actually people who think being able to walk through the streets of Manhattan without the very real fear of death is a step down from the old days).

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* ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' did an [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-things-we-need-to-stop-feeling-nostalgic-for/ article]] where Adam Tod Brown outlined things people needed to stop feeling nostalgic for. They included Cassette tapes (Impossible to fast forward accurately and easy to break), mom and pop stores (How many people actually use them?), talking instead of text messaging, and neighbourhood neighborhood crime (That's right, there are actually people who think being able to walk through the streets of Manhattan without the very real fear of death is a step down from the old days).



* 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 due to laziness and greed.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Member Berries" has the titular berries, which are talking grapes that keep talking spout off about how great something from the past was (primarily Star Wars ''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 unqualified 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 due to laziness and greed.
6th Apr '17 3:47:55 PM KizunaTallis
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* Savagely mocked in [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-january-5-2010/even-better-than-the-real-thing this]] ''Series/TheDailyShow'' clip, in which John Oliver satirizes conservative pundits harking back to a simpler, better America than the one they believe is being ruined. After interviewing several people from each of the periods that pundits such as GlennBeck, Sean Hannity and Creator/BillOReilly grew up in which they discuss how things weren't really that great, Oliver claims that the reason these pundits constantly look back to and reference these times as happier and less complicated is because they were children then, and the world usually seems happier and less complicated when you're a child.

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* Savagely mocked in [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-january-5-2010/even-better-than-the-real-thing this]] ''Series/TheDailyShow'' clip, in which John Oliver satirizes conservative pundits harking back to a simpler, better America than the one they believe is being ruined. After interviewing several people from each of the periods that pundits such as GlennBeck, Creator/GlennBeck, Sean Hannity and Creator/BillOReilly grew up in which they discuss how things weren't really that great, Oliver claims comes to the conclusion that the reason these pundits constantly look back to and reference these times as happier and less complicated is because they were children then, and the world usually seems happier and less complicated when you're a child.
31st Mar '17 2:51:40 PM nombretomado
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* Savagely mocked in [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-january-5-2010/even-better-than-the-real-thing this]] ''Series/TheDailyShow'' clip, in which John Oliver satirizes conservative pundits harking back to a simpler, better America than the one they believe is being ruined. After interviewing several people from each of the periods that pundits such as GlennBeck, Sean Hannity and BillOReilly grew up in which they discuss how things weren't really that great, Oliver claims that the reason these pundits constantly look back to and reference these times as happier and less complicated is because they were children then, and the world usually seems happier and less complicated when you're a child.

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* Savagely mocked in [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-january-5-2010/even-better-than-the-real-thing this]] ''Series/TheDailyShow'' clip, in which John Oliver satirizes conservative pundits harking back to a simpler, better America than the one they believe is being ruined. After interviewing several people from each of the periods that pundits such as GlennBeck, Sean Hannity and BillOReilly Creator/BillOReilly grew up in which they discuss how things weren't really that great, Oliver claims that the reason these pundits constantly look back to and reference these times as happier and less complicated is because they were children then, and the world usually seems happier and less complicated when you're a child.
8th Mar '17 1:34:17 PM mkmckoy
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* The ''Website/CollegeHumor clip'', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Can71sF-eOY “Remember When Nostalgia Was Good”]] (quoted above) thoroughly [[DiscussedTrope discusses]] and [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructs this trope]].

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* The ''Website/CollegeHumor clip'', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Can71sF-eOY “Remember When Nostalgia Was Good”]] (quoted above) thoroughly [[DiscussedTrope discusses]] and [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructs [[{{Satire}} satirizes]] this trope]].trope.
23rd Feb '17 5:13:09 AM BrendanRizzo
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This trope is not nearly as awesome today as it was in past centuries. For example, to Creator/{{Stendhal}} (1783-1842), everything went downhill after the fall of Napoleon; Gibbon thought the world went to hell [[ExaggeratedTrope after the death of Marcus Aurelius, in 180 AD.]] Creator/{{Hesiod}} insisted things had been going wrong at least since the invention of ''iron''. Even ancient Sumer has clay tablets dating to around 2500 B.C. with similar complaints, making it OlderThanDirt

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This trope is not nearly as awesome today as it was in past centuries. For example, to Creator/{{Stendhal}} (1783-1842), everything went downhill after the fall of Napoleon; Gibbon Napoleon, but at least he lived through Napoleon's reign, unlike Gibbon, who thought the world went to hell [[ExaggeratedTrope after the death of Marcus Aurelius, in 180 AD.]] Creator/{{Hesiod}} insisted things had been going wrong at least since the invention of ''iron''. Even ancient Sumer has clay tablets dating to around 2500 B.C. with similar complaints, making it OlderThanDirt
12th Feb '17 9:46:54 PM MutantRobot
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** However, given that it was ''Adam Tod Brown'' who wrote this, the article kind of fails to convey this point all that good.
23rd Jan '17 4:58:34 PM cybertoy0
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* At the end of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue: The Revelation'', Church ends up trapped in a memory unit and decides to look for Tex by reliving the events of Blood Gulch, because, "If you're going to be trapped in a memory, it might as well be a good one." Come Season 9, and the first we see of Church has him bitterly complaining that he forgot how much he hated working in Blood Gulch.
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).
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