History Main / PleasureIsland

20th Sep '17 2:06:26 PM themisterfree
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** "Die, Hippie, Die." A large contingent of hippies arrives in town from Colorado's big cities for a massive 1960s-style music festival; they claim that the purpose of the festival is to stick it to all the corporate bigwigs and other "little Eichmanns" who supposedly run America. Stan, Kyle, and Kenny naively join in the "fun" at first, donning their best "student protester" outfits and learning to play the guitar. But as the festival drags on they start to become bored, and they realize the message of social activism preached by the college kids is, well, pretty much b.s. And on top of it all, all the marijuana smoke is starting to make them sick. They try to leave, but the crowds have become much too thick...

to:

** "Die, Hippie, Die." A large contingent of hippies arrives in town from Colorado's big cities for a massive 1960s-style music festival; they claim that the purpose of the festival is to stick it to all the corporate bigwigs and other "little Eichmanns" who supposedly run America. Stan, Kyle, and Kenny naively join in the "fun" at first, donning their best "student protester" outfits and learning to play the guitar. But as the festival drags on they start to become bored, and they realize the message of social activism preached by the college kids is, well, pretty much b.s. And on top of it all, all the marijuana smoke is starting to make them sick. They try to leave, but the crowds have become much too thick... until Cartman manages to disperse the crowd with the aid of a: [[DrillTank the Hippie Digger]] and B: a disc full of Music/{{Slayer}} tracks (as he said, "hippies can't stand death metal").
14th Jan '17 12:59:32 PM LondonKdS
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* In ''Film/DeadEndDriveIn'', the titular prison camp for unwanted youths lures them in by pretending to be a normal drive-in cinema, and keeps them quiescent with B-movies, junk food, and unofficially sanctioned drug use.
20th Dec '16 5:49:38 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The Isle o' Smiles in ''DragonQuestVI'', reached by mobile island, containing a bar that ferries those who board it from Aridea. [[spoiler: It is, of course, a trap. The staff are actually demons, leading to Jamirus, second of the Archfiend's lieutenants.]] You end up using it as the dream world's water transport, at which point it doubles as an inn.

to:

* The Isle o' Smiles in ''DragonQuestVI'', ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVI'', reached by mobile island, containing a bar that ferries those who board it from Aridea. [[spoiler: It is, of course, a trap. The staff are actually demons, leading to Jamirus, second of the Archfiend's lieutenants.]] You end up using it as the dream world's water transport, at which point it doubles as an inn.
10th Dec '16 11:54:13 AM Alvin
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Creator?EdwardGorey 's titular ''The Evil Garden'' seems fine, but then people start dying.

to:

* Creator?EdwardGorey Creator/EdwardGorey 's titular ''The Evil Garden'' seems fine, but then people start dying.
10th Dec '16 11:53:06 AM Alvin
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* Creator?EdwardGorey 's titular ''The Evil Garden'' seems fine, but then people start dying.
30th Nov '16 9:01:28 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** "Chinpokomon" is about a BlandNameProduct version of ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' that turns out to be an {{Imperial Japan}}ese indoctrination tool.

to:

** "Chinpokomon" is about a BlandNameProduct version of ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' that turns out to be an {{Imperial UsefulNotes/{{Imperial Japan}}ese indoctrination tool.
11th Mar '16 7:53:08 AM erforce
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In the 1990 ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' movie, The Shredder has created a "pleasure island" to lure misguided teens into his Foot Clan. His warehouse is located on the ficticious Lairdman Island and features rap music, pinball/video games, basketball, dancing, billiards, skateboarding, gambling, graffitiing, and tobacco use. Newcomers to the warehouse are told "Anything you guys want... We got. Anything you wanna' do... Do it." The naive protagonist in this instance is Danny Pennington (Michael Turney).

to:

* In the 1990 ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' movie, ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1990'', The Shredder has created a "pleasure island" to lure misguided teens into his Foot Clan. His warehouse is located on the ficticious Lairdman Island and features rap music, pinball/video games, basketball, dancing, billiards, skateboarding, gambling, graffitiing, and tobacco use. Newcomers to the warehouse are told "Anything you guys want... We got. Anything you wanna' do... Do it." The naive protagonist in this instance is Danny Pennington (Michael Turney).
3rd Feb '16 4:55:14 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* The chocolate factory in ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' is arguably a positive version of this trope, in that the kids who get punished in this [[CrapsaccharineWorld magical wonderland of a death trap]] are {{asshole|victim}}s who deserve it anyway. Mind you, this doesn't always make it less disturbing.
29th Dec '15 4:04:41 PM LondonKdS
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* The ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode "Dungeon Train" features a constantly-moving ring-shaped train that tempts adventurers into boarding it. They are lured into constantly fighting monster after monster in the endless succession of carriages for an endless supply of loot trinkets, until they become a "boss" monster and eventually get killed by one of their successors.
30th Aug '15 5:59:31 PM DoctorCooper
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* The Land of Toys from ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfPinocchio''. A big place for fun and lack responsibilities, but you will be transformed into a jackass. Well, it's the base of the {{Trope Namer|s}}.
This list shows the last 10 events of 71. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.PleasureIsland