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16th Apr '16 6:30:51 AM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': In one episode, Timmy's dad constantly speaks of his fond childhood memories of spending time in an Old West town, and Timmy goes through the trouble of making sure it doesn't get torn down for his dad's sake. However, actually being there again makes Timmy's dad realize how much his childhood sucked and has the place demolished for a few bucks.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': In one episode, Timmy's dad constantly speaks of his fond childhood memories of spending time in an Old West town, and Timmy goes through the trouble of [[ChildhoodMemoryDemolitionTeam making sure it doesn't get torn down for his dad's sake. sake]]. However, actually being there again makes Timmy's dad realize how much his childhood sucked and has he sells the place demolished to the developers for a few bucks.
10th Apr '16 12:44:32 PM danlansdowne
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* Subverted by Alonzo Bodden:
-->They're always talking about America in the good old days. 'Bring back the good old days!' I'm black. We don't have good old days. Do you think black people are sitting around, 'Oh man, remember the back of the bus? Oh, you could always find a seat in the back of the bus.'
1st Apr '16 3:14:33 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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-->"Because that's exactly what my kid needs to see: a bunch of materialistic little shits running around a penthouse with a goddamn pet komodo dragon at their beck and call. It wasn't like this when I was growing up! Back in my day, television shows depicted kids living in TOTALLY REALISTIC circumstances. Shows like ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'' and ''Series/SilverSpoons'' and ''Series/{{The Fresh Prince of Bel|Air}} OH MY GOD NOTHING HAS CHANGED."

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-->"Because that's exactly what my kid needs to see: a bunch of materialistic little shits running around a penthouse with a goddamn pet komodo dragon at their beck and call. It wasn't like this when I was growing up! Back in my day, television shows depicted kids living in TOTALLY REALISTIC circumstances. Shows like ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'' and ''Series/SilverSpoons'' and ''Series/{{The Fresh Prince of Bel|Air}} Bel|Air}}'' OH MY GOD NOTHING HAS CHANGED."
20th Mar '16 6:53:00 AM lledsmar
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* "We'll Meet Again" by Vera Lynn has become extremely nostalgic for people who went through World War Two in Great Britain. It's united the country in a way that was so powerful that virtually every World War Two film or series set in Great Britain has to resist the tendency to use it, because it has become such a StandardSnippet. Which is odd considering that the time period looked back on was when Britain was bombed by German airplanes and people had to tighten their belts because of rationing.

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* "We'll Meet Again" by Vera Lynn has become extremely nostalgic for people who went through World War Two in Great Britain. It's united the country in a way that was so powerful that virtually every World War Two film or series set in Great Britain has to resist the tendency to use it, because it has become such a StandardSnippet. Which is odd considering that the time period looked back on was when Britain was bombed by German airplanes and people had to tighten their belts because of rationing. Now, it's mostly known ala ''Dr. Strangelove''.
17th Mar '16 2:22:30 PM margdean56
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** The epigram from Chapter II of that story sums it up neatly:

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** The epigram epigraph from Chapter II of that story sums it up neatly:



* In the ''Literature/DiogenesClub'' short story "The End of the Pier Show", a group of WorldWarTwo vetrans in TheSeventies have used the psychic powers of one of their wives to create a bubble where it's still TheForties. Jeperson, a Holocaust survivor, is horrified by their belief that you can bring back the StiffUpperLip, Dig for Victory attitude without getting the Nazis as well.

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* In the ''Literature/DiogenesClub'' short story "The End of the Pier Show", a group of WorldWarTwo vetrans veterans in TheSeventies have used the psychic powers of one of their wives to create a bubble where it's still TheForties. Jeperson, a Holocaust survivor, is horrified by their belief that you can bring back the StiffUpperLip, Dig for Victory attitude without getting the Nazis as well.



* Nostalgia for the classical period of ancient Greece and Rome and the idea that the Middle Ages were 1000 years of Dark Ages was one of the things that inspired the Renaissance. Yeah, it's a real-life example, but still technically woven in works considering that it fueled a lot of the artwork at the time.

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* Nostalgia for the classical period of ancient Greece and Rome and the idea that the Middle Ages were 1000 years of Dark Ages was one of the things that inspired the Renaissance. Yeah, it's a real-life example, but still technically woven in into works considering that it fueled a lot of the artwork at the time.



** Also, the Steve Jobs tribute comic. Recall how the iFruit used to torment Jason to no end a decade ago. Although Bill Amend is a Mac fan from day one and Jason did eventually make peace with the iFruit, this comic still come down with the trope if you read the comic and then jump to one that's 15 years older.

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** Also, the Steve Jobs tribute comic. Recall how the iFruit used to torment Jason to no end a decade ago. Although Bill Amend is a Mac fan from day one and Jason did eventually make peace with the iFruit, this comic still come comes down with the trope if you read the comic and then jump to one that's 15 years older.



* Literature/TheBible alludes to this at Ecclesiates 7:10, making this OlderThanDirt.

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* Literature/TheBible alludes to this at Ecclesiates Ecclesiastes 7:10, making this OlderThanDirt.
17th Mar '16 2:08:21 PM margdean56
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->''"Even if the good old days never existed, the fact that we can concieve of such a world is, in fact, an affirmation of the human spirit. That the imagination of man is capable of creating the myth of a more open, more generous time is not a sign of our folly."''

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->''"Even if the good old days never existed, the fact that we can concieve conceive of such a world is, in fact, an affirmation of the human spirit. That the imagination of man is capable of creating the myth of a more open, more generous time is not a sign of our folly."''



The most impressionable time is during pre-adolescent, adolescent, and teenage years (with the absolute latest being the twentysomething years). These are the years where one is young and undistracted (or less distracted in the case of twentysomethings) by the full responsibilities of adulthood and the burdens of getting older. Apart from schoolwork, they simply could afford time to enjoy the pop culture or cult genre of the time, be it film, music, video games, or TV shows and give it more attention allowing it to ingrain itself on your senses, thus influencing your tastes for the rest of your life.

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The most impressionable time is during pre-adolescent, adolescent, and teenage years (with the absolute latest being the twentysomething years). These are the years where one is young and undistracted (or less distracted in the case of twentysomethings) by the full responsibilities of adulthood and the burdens of getting older. Apart from schoolwork, they simply could afford time to enjoy the pop culture or cult genre of the time, be it film, music, video games, or TV shows shows, and give it more attention attention, allowing it to ingrain itself on your senses, thus influencing your tastes for the rest of your life.
13th Mar '16 7:37:45 PM GrammarNavi
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* Several American sitcoms are set in a rose colored idea of two decades ago: ''Series/HappyDays'' was a 1970s sitcoms about TheFifties, ''Series/TheWonderYears'' a 1980s sitcom about TheSixties and ''Series/ThatSeventiesShow'' a 1990s sitcom about TheSeventies. These shows concentrate more on the fashions and pop culture of those decades than on the RealLife problems that were current hen.

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* Several American sitcoms are set in a rose colored idea of two decades ago: ''Series/HappyDays'' was a 1970s sitcoms about TheFifties, ''Series/TheWonderYears'' a 1980s sitcom about TheSixties and ''Series/ThatSeventiesShow'' ''Series/That70sShow'' a 1990s sitcom about TheSeventies. These shows concentrate more on the fashions and pop culture of those decades than on the RealLife problems that were current hen.
11th Mar '16 7:59:26 AM erforce
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* WebVideo/HonestTrailers' TakeThat on MichaelBay's ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'' ends with the narrator fighting with a young kid on the quality of the movie. When the kid suggests that the turtles weren't as good in his time, the narrator snaps back that they were. [[GilliganCut Cut to an incredibly campy scene]] from 1991's [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles The Secret of the Ooze]].

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* WebVideo/HonestTrailers' TakeThat on MichaelBay's ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'' Creator/MichaelBay's ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'' ends with the narrator fighting with a young kid on the quality of the movie. When the kid suggests that the turtles weren't as good in his time, the narrator snaps back that they were. [[GilliganCut Cut to an incredibly campy scene]] from 1991's [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles ''[[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIITheSecretOfTheOoze The Secret of the Ooze]].Ooze]]''.
27th Feb '16 2:26:12 PM lledsmar
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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 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]] ''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 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.
27th Feb '16 2:00:05 PM lledsmar
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*The experimental film [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voMDL1TgTh4]] ''Nostalgia''
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