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19th May '17 10:51:22 AM 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 which satirises 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 (along with footage featuring pundits such as Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, and Bill O'Reilly) grew up in which they discuss how things weren't really that great, John Oliver comes to the "realization" that the reason these pundits constantly look back to these times as happier and less complicated times is because those were the periods when they were children, and the world ''always'' 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]] segment from ''Series/TheDailyShow'' clip which satirises 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 (along with footage featuring pundits such as Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, and Bill O'Reilly) grew up in which they discuss how things weren't really that great, John Oliver comes to the "realization" that the reason these pundits constantly look back to these times as happier and less complicated times is because those were the periods when they were children, and the world ''always'' generally seems happier and less complicated when you're a child.



** The Season 20 StoryArc is a giant commentary on this very subject. "Member Berries" are talking grapes that constantly reminisce about nostalgic things, and they invoke a sense of euphoria in whomever consumes them thanks to this nostalgia. However, the moment the berries suddenly begin to say things like "'member when there weren't so many immigrants in this country?" and "'member when marriage was just between a man and a woman?" Randy Marsh, who had been eating the berries, suddenly stops and goes "what the hell is up with these berries?" showing that not all nostalgia is inherently good, as, similar to the ''Grand Theft Auto V'' example above, some people's idea of the "good old days" are the days when prejudice against certain people was considered socially acceptable. Member berries have also been made into wine and may be responsible for [[spoiler: Gerald's massive TookALevelInJerkass]] and [[spoiler: continued interest in Mr. Garrison's presidential campaign]]. This parodies both Creator/DonaldTrump's presidential campaign (particularly the "Make America Great Again" concept) and the CreativeSterility that overtook popular culture in TheNewTens, with most popular mainstream entertainment being adaptations, sequels, reboots, remakes, and {{Genre Throwback}}s instead of fresh concepts.

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** The Season 20 StoryArc is a giant commentary on this very subject. "Member Berries" One part of the season's BigBadEnsemble, the [[FantasticFruitsAndVegetables member berries]], are talking grapes that constantly reminisce about nostalgic things, things (especially nostalgic pop culture), and they invoke a sense of euphoria in whomever consumes them thanks to this nostalgia. However, the moment the berries suddenly begin to say things like "'member when there weren't so many immigrants in this country?" and "'member when marriage was just between a man and a woman?" woman?", Randy Marsh, who had been eating the berries, suddenly stops and goes "what the hell is up with these berries?" berries?", showing that not all nostalgia is inherently good, as, similar to the ''Grand Theft Auto V'' example above, some people's idea of the "good old days" are the days when open prejudice against certain people was considered socially acceptable. Member berries have also been made into wine and may be responsible for [[spoiler: Gerald's massive TookALevelInJerkass]] and [[spoiler: continued interest in Mr. Garrison's presidential campaign]]. This parodies both Creator/DonaldTrump's presidential campaign (particularly the "Make America Great Again" concept) and the CreativeSterility that overtook popular culture in TheNewTens, with most popular mainstream entertainment being adaptations, sequels, reboots, remakes, and {{Genre Throwback}}s instead of fresh concepts.
7th May '17 10:06:34 AM nombretomado
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* In the ''Gundamn!'' podcast's segment on ''TransformersTheMovie'', they mention that most of the fanbase's regard for ''TransformersGeneration1'' really comes from the movie, rather than the TV series, which was pretty formulaic ("What stupid plan will Megatron come up with to steal more Energon cubes? How will Starscream try to betray Megatron and fail ''yet again?''")

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* In the ''Gundamn!'' podcast's segment on ''TransformersTheMovie'', ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'', they mention that most of the fanbase's regard for ''TransformersGeneration1'' really comes from the movie, rather than the TV series, which was pretty formulaic ("What stupid plan will Megatron come up with to steal more Energon cubes? How will Starscream try to betray Megatron and fail ''yet again?''")
27th Apr '17 4:40:32 PM LentilSandEater
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* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'': SelfDemonstrating/CrankyKong ''is'' this. Three-fourths of the time, he's grumping on how better much games were back in [[VideoGame/DonkeyKong his]] day, and how overrated our current gaming features are.
** Not to say he hasn't good reason to be bitter; he's supposed to be the the original VideoGame/DonkeyKong from the arcade game.

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* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'': SelfDemonstrating/CrankyKong ''is'' this. Three-fourths of the time, he's grumping on how better much games were back in [[VideoGame/DonkeyKong his]] day, and how overrated our current gaming features are.
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are. Not to say he hasn't good reason to be bitter; he's supposed to be the the original VideoGame/DonkeyKong from the arcade game.
12th Apr '17 2:47:07 PM jmparker78
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** ''Series/That70sShow'' is something of a subversion. While the other series showed life in those past eras as simpler and with more innocence (to a degree), ''That 70's Show'' highlighted youthful rebellion, job loss, divorce and other such delightful topics. Unlike the other sitcoms, which implied some things but showed us nothing, ''That 70's Show'' openly stated that the teens were having sex, drinking and smoking pot.
30th Mar '17 10:09:20 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** In the episode "You're Getting Old", as soon as Stan turns ten, he ends up hearing and seeing all the "[[YoungerAndHipper new and hip]]" stuff around him to be literally "shitty," ranging from tracks from band called "Tween Wave" featuring nothing but funky beats with fart sounds in the background to seeing turds in movie trailers and in various parts of the town. [[spoiler: It completely alienates him from his friends.]] In the second part to this episode, [[spoiler:he has to resort to taking alcohol in order to stop seeing things as shit.]]

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** In the episode "You're Getting Old", as soon as Stan turns ten, he ends up hearing and seeing all the "[[YoungerAndHipper new and hip]]" stuff around him to be literally "shitty," ranging from tracks from band called "Tween Wave" featuring nothing but funky beats with fart sounds in the background to seeing turds in movie trailers and in various parts of the town. A doctor explains that changing tastes are normally just part of getting older, but something's gone wrong and it's causing Stan to see ''everything'' as shit, even things older people normally enjoy ("It's a disorder we call 'being a cynical asshole'."). [[spoiler: It completely alienates him from his friends.]] In the second part to this episode, [[spoiler:he has to resort to taking alcohol in order to stop seeing things as shit.]]
18th Feb '17 2:56:04 PM gb00393
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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', King Robert is fond of reminiscing about the good old days. His brother Renly eventually gets sick of this and asks him exactly which days he's talking about - the time when the entire country was plunged into a bloody civil war, the time when [[TheCaligula Aerys]] roasted people alive because of the voices in his head, or the time when dragons went around burning villages to the ground.

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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', King Robert is fond of reminiscing about the good old days.days, before he was king. His brother Renly eventually gets sick of this and asks him exactly which days he's talking about - the time when the entire country was plunged into a bloody civil war, the time when [[TheCaligula Aerys]] roasted people alive because of the voices in his head, or the time when dragons went around burning villages to the ground.
11th Feb '17 10:09:08 AM SpukiKitty
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** That said; Considering the [[BasementDweller nature]] [[https://sonichu.com/cwcki/Tour_of_Chris%27s_House of his]] [[https://sonichu.com/cwcki/Trolls adult life]], his teen years do [[https://sonichu.com/cwcki/Manchester_High_School look awesome]] in comparison (He wasn't as ugly...His parents were a bit more functional actually took care of their house...he had his pity-friends...).

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** That said; Considering the [[BasementDweller Considering]] [[https://sonichu.com/cwcki/Chris_and_health the]] [[https://sonichu.com/cwcki/26_December_2014 nature]] [[https://sonichu.com/cwcki/Tour_of_Chris%27s_House of his]] [[https://sonichu.com/cwcki/Trolls adult adult]] [[https://sonichu.com/cwcki/Greene_County_Conspiracy life]], his teen years do [[https://sonichu.com/cwcki/Manchester_High_School look awesome]] in comparison (He wasn't as ugly...His ugly, his parents were a bit more functional and actually took care of their house...house, he had his pity-friends...).
11th Feb '17 10:00:49 AM SpukiKitty
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* Chris-Chan, the messed-up creator of ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'' long pines for the days of his High School years, seeing them as the absolute high point of his life in which he had friends and was "One of the kids". However; [[https://sonichu.com/cwcki/Song_of_Christian A video he filmed of himself back when he WAS in High School]] shows his teenage self complaining about getting an "F" (Failing Grade) in his assignments and how lonely and isolated he felt. He was regularly bullied by a number of students as well. The cherry on the crap sundae: His pals were merely acquaintances whom he only saw every other day in school who only hung out with him out of pity.
** That said; Considering the [[BasementDweller nature]] [[https://sonichu.com/cwcki/Tour_of_Chris%27s_House of his]] [[https://sonichu.com/cwcki/Trolls adult life]], his teen years do [[https://sonichu.com/cwcki/Manchester_High_School look awesome]] in comparison (He wasn't as ugly...His parents were a bit more functional actually took care of their house...he had his pity-friends...).
28th Jan '17 10:28:07 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Likewise, ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' has the song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwM5qouf3Ns "I Like Things Just the Way They Are"]] by Samantha Muldoon, who performs it during her appearance on [[Radio/GTARadio Blaine County Talk Radio]]. It's a DeconstructiveParody of the use of this trope in contemporary (late '00s/early '10s) CountryMusic, with its idealization of small-town Americana barely concealing a vicious streak of [[BreadEggsMilkSquick reactionary politics, racism, and militant Christian nationalism]], heavily implying that the ''real'' reason the singer is nostalgic for the 'good old days' (or at least, pretending to be for the sake of [[PanderingToTheBase shamelessly pandering]] [[{{Sellout}} to her audience]]) is because it was a time when it was okay to openly bash and discriminate against minorities, LGBT people, and non-Christians.

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* Likewise, ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' has the song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwM5qouf3Ns "I Like Things Just the Way They Are"]] by Samantha Muldoon, who performs it during her appearance on [[Radio/GTARadio Blaine County Talk Radio]]. It's a DeconstructiveParody of the use of this trope in contemporary (late '00s/early '10s) CountryMusic, with its idealization of small-town Americana barely concealing a vicious streak of [[BreadEggsMilkSquick reactionary politics, racism, and militant Christian nationalism]], heavily implying that the ''real'' reason the singer is nostalgic for the 'good old days' (or at least, pretending to be for the sake of [[PanderingToTheBase shamelessly pandering]] [[{{Sellout}} to her audience]]) audience]][[note]]Samantha, who was portrayed as a parody of Music/{{Madonna}} in ''GTA IV'', is strongly implied to have reinvented herself as a right-wing country artist purely for the sake of appealing to the older white demographic that "[[ConspicuousConsumption doesn't save money and buys all kinds of superfluous stuff]] and [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil doesn't have a clue what downloading is]]."[[/note]]) is because it was a time when it was okay to openly bash and discriminate against minorities, LGBT people, ethnic, sexual, and non-Christians.religious minorities.
28th Jan '17 10:01:07 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Science fiction and fantasy writer Creator/JoWalton refers to the process of having one's Nostalgia Filter broken as being paid a visit from the [[http://www.tor.com/2010/09/28/the-suck-fairy/ "Suck Fairy"]]. She describes it as happening most often when people go back to revisit books that they loved as kids, before their tastes in literature evolved, with ValuesDissonance and the recognition of [[DeadHorseTrope overused tropes]] and {{cliche|Storm}}s being among the most common causes.
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