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22nd May '18 8:59:42 PM SparkyYoungUpstart
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* ''Series/ForThePeople'': Sandra's case from "Have You Met Leonard Knox?" involves a comedian posting an image of herself threatening the President with a gun. It's clearly a reference to Kathy Griffin [[https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/31/arts/trump-kathy-griffin.html doing something similar]].
12th May '18 4:17:04 AM shokoshu
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* Music/TheBeeGees "New York Mining Desaster 1941". (To be picky, it was inspired by the Aberfan Mining Desaster 1966, according to the other Wiki.)
* "Five Miles Out" by Music/MikeOldfield is autobiographical - the unexperienced pilot of his machine directly flew into a storm, and they all survived only with a lot of luck.
10th May '18 8:50:32 PM jormis29
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* Season 19, Episode 20 "The Book of Esther" is based on the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turpin_case Turpin case]], where a couple spent several years abusing their 13 children.

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* Season 19, Episode 20 "The Book of Esther" is based on the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turpin_case Turpin case]], where a couple spent several years abusing their 13 children.
children. When the family visits a bowling alley wearing numbered jumpers and get their photo taken which replicates a photo of taken of the Turpin family wearing numbered shirts based on the things from ''Literature/TheCatInTheHat''.
4th May '18 7:02:48 PM BatDan
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* Season 19, Episode 20 "The Book of Esther" is based on the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turpin_case Turpin case]], where a couple spent several years abusing their 13 children.
28th Apr '18 3:08:39 PM Derkhan
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* ''Webcomic/TheComicAdventuresOfLeftAndRight''
27th Apr '18 5:38:52 PM Fews1990
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* ''Webcomic/TheComicAdventuresOfLeftAndRight''
22nd Apr '18 3:48:44 PM TheMountainKing
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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E4BartTheMurderer Bart the Murderer]]''


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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E4BartTheMurderer "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E4BartTheMurderer Bart the Murderer]]''

Murderer]]"

22nd Apr '18 3:48:04 PM TheMountainKing
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** This backfire in season 20, when [[RealLifeWritesThePlot Donald Trump's victory in the presidential election]] forced massive rewrites to the StoryArc that had been written [[DeweyDefeatsTruman when most assumed that Hillary Clinton would win]], resulting in [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse dropped plotlines]] and a BrokenBase.

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** This backfire backfired in season 20, when [[RealLifeWritesThePlot Donald Trump's victory in the presidential election]] forced massive rewrites to the StoryArc that had been written [[DeweyDefeatsTruman when most assumed that Hillary Clinton would win]], resulting in [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse dropped plotlines]] and a BrokenBase.



* Princess Cadence of MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic, being essentially Kate Middleton with hooves, has had two stories ripped from the headlines, albeit several months late due to production schedules: the Royal Wedding, and [[spoiler: her pregnancy]].

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* Princess Cadence of MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic, ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', being essentially Kate Middleton with hooves, has had two stories ripped from the headlines, albeit several months late due to production schedules: the Royal Wedding, and [[spoiler: her pregnancy]].
31st Mar '18 5:16:38 PM Scifimaster92
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* ''Film/Cyberbully2011'' is ABC Family's attempt to make a "realistic" drama about a real issue teens face. (in this case, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin cyberbullying]]).

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* ''Film/Cyberbully2011'' is ABC Family's attempt to make a "realistic" drama about a real issue teens face. (in this case, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin cyberbullying]]). Specifically it was inspired by the story of Megan Meier, who hung herself due to a situation very similar to that in which Taylor finds herself, and is actually mentioned by name in the film.
25th Mar '18 7:19:52 AM Smeagol17
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* ''Film/{{Boy}}'': InspiredBy a RealLife scandal in 1966 Japan, when a couple was arrested for running a {{Flopsy}} scam in which they arranged for their 10-year-old son to be hit by cars.

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* ''Film/{{Boy}}'': ''Film/Boy1969'': InspiredBy a RealLife scandal in 1966 Japan, when a couple was arrested for running a {{Flopsy}} scam in which they arranged for their 10-year-old son to be hit by cars.
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