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15th Jul '16 4:01:06 PM falcon2484
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* In the noveltytune "No Anchovies, Please" by the J. Geils Band, a curious young housewife calls a phone number she finds at the bottom of a can of anchovies. She's subsequently kidnapped by a shadowy organization and transformed into a bowling ball. Her poor husband sees and recognizes her later while he's watching ''Bowling for Dollars''. The lesson? "Next time you place your order, don't forget to say....'no anchovies, please.'"

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* In the noveltytune novelty tune "No Anchovies, Please" by the J. Geils Band, a curious young housewife calls a phone number she finds at the bottom of a can of anchovies. She's subsequently kidnapped by a shadowy organization and transformed into a bowling ball. Her poor husband sees and recognizes her later while he's watching ''Bowling for Dollars''. Dollars''. The lesson? "Next time you place your order, don't forget to say....'no anchovies, please.'"
15th Jul '16 4:00:23 PM falcon2484
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* In the noveltytune "No Anchovies, Please" by the J. Geils Band, a curious young housewife calls a phone number she finds at the bottom of a can of anchovies. She's subsequently kidnapped by a shadowy organization and transformed into a bowling ball. Her poor husband sees and recognizes her later while he's watching ''Bowling for Dollars''. The lesson? "Next time you place your order, don't forget to say....'no anchovies, please.'"
10th Jul '16 5:44:19 PM Dechstreme
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** considering that many gamers DO forget to eat.... is this really a spoof aesop?
10th Jul '16 5:42:41 PM Dechstreme
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*** Interestingly, the Healthy Eating Aesop was played completely straight in the first half of the episode, with Ron becoming more and more obese in his desire to prove Healthy Eating to be a lie, and it was starting to not just to impact his health negatively, but to put a strain in his relationship with Kim. So, the episode had something akin to FOUR aesops for the price of one, two enforced Spoof Aesops to go with the RuleofFunny that the series partly runs on, one Aesop about healthy living played straight before being solved humorously, and a maybe accidental, maybe on purpose Aesop about relationships being affected due to selfish pride and contrariness.

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*** Interestingly, the Healthy Eating Aesop was played completely straight in the first half of the episode, with Ron becoming more and more obese in his desire to prove Healthy Eating to be a lie, and it was starting to not just to impact his health negatively, but to put a strain in his relationship with Kim. So, the episode had something akin to FOUR aesops for the price of one, two enforced Spoof Aesops to go with the RuleofFunny that the series partly runs on, one Aesop about healthy living played straight before being solved humorously, and a maybe accidental, maybe on purpose Aesop about relationships being affected due to selfish pride and contrariness.ego.
8th Jul '16 12:47:52 PM F1Krazy
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When adding examples, bear in mind that just because a work is [[SatireParodyPastiche a spoof]] and has AnAesop, it's not necessarily a Spoof Aesop

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When adding examples, bear in mind that just because a work is [[SatireParodyPastiche a spoof]] and has AnAesop, it's not necessarily a Spoof Aesop
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'', at the end of the episode "Siren Says," the main characters try to figure out an {{Aesop}} but can't. For instance, they start out thinking that it's that [[StockAesops old chestnut]] "don't be prejudiced for the beautiful and against the less attractive"...except that lesson would be [[BrokenAesop rather inappropriate]] since the beautiful girl was innocent, and the less attractive girl was [[HornyDevils the evil Siren]] that was framing the beautiful one. Jake briefly considers that agreeing to date the less attractive girl in the first place would have prevented her from attacking him in the first place...but then he'd be dating a clingy, psychotic Siren who could go off at any minute.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'', at the end of the episode "Siren Says," the main characters try to figure out an {{Aesop}} but can't. For instance, they start out thinking that it's that [[StockAesops old chestnut]] "don't be prejudiced for the beautiful and against the less attractive"...except that lesson would be [[BrokenAesop rather inappropriate]] since the beautiful girl was innocent, and the less attractive girl was [[HornyDevils the evil Siren]] that was framing the beautiful one. Jake briefly considers that agreeing to date the less attractive girl in the first place would have prevented her from attacking him in the first place... but then he'd be dating a clingy, psychotic Siren who could go off at any minute.



* In ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'', Pinky sums up the moral for the three parter, "Brain-Washed":

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* In ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'', Pinky sums up the moral for the three parter, three-parter, "Brain-Washed":


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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', a spilled carton of milk causes an argument between Arthur's parents, causing DW to fear that they might get a divorce and that she and Arthur will be left abandoned (this is, of course, a complete overreaction). The {{Aesop}} DW's ImaginaryFriend delivers at the end of the episode isn't the obvious "It's no use crying over spilled milk", or even "You shouldn't jump to conclusions", but "Don't leave your milk too close to the edge of the table, because somebody's bound to knock it over."
14th May '16 4:24:36 PM nombretomado
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* ''Theatre/HMSPinafore'': Sir Joseph Porter, [[KnightFever K.C.B.]] delivers one, carefully designed to poke fun at political appointees with no practical experience in their field whatsoever, at the end of "When I Was A Lad", which describes his ascent from office boy to First Sea Lord, [[note]]the British counterpart of the US Secretary of the Navy,[[/note]] which at no point involved anything to do with the Navy apart from a [[IncrediblyLamePun "junior partner-''ship'']] in a law firm.

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* ''Theatre/HMSPinafore'': Sir Joseph Porter, [[KnightFever [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever K.C.B.]] delivers one, carefully designed to poke fun at political appointees with no practical experience in their field whatsoever, at the end of "When I Was A Lad", which describes his ascent from office boy to First Sea Lord, [[note]]the British counterpart of the US Secretary of the Navy,[[/note]] which at no point involved anything to do with the Navy apart from a [[IncrediblyLamePun "junior partner-''ship'']] in a law firm.
6th May '16 12:06:54 PM Mdumas43073
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--->'''Frank:''' Oh, never again. ''[{{beat}}]'' When you steal something, don't ever try to return it.

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--->'''Frank:''' -->'''Frank:''' Oh, never again. ''[{{beat}}]'' When you steal something, don't ever try to return it.
6th May '16 12:06:03 PM Mdumas43073
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* A ''Series/{{MASH}}'' episode has Frank Burns stealing a wounded colonel's antique pistol, to pass off as his own and impress Margaret. The gun's disappearance is discovered, and Radar (who was in charge of the gun bin) is held responsible, facing up to fifteen years in the stockade. After Col. Potter goes on the PA and prevails upon the thief to return the gun, no questions asked, Frank goes to replace it in the bin and accidentally shoots himself in the foot. After he confesses the deed to Margaret in her tent, there's this exchange:
-->'''Frank:''' Oh, I did a terrible thing, Margaret.
-->'''Margaret:''' Well, it's all right now.
-->'''Frank:''' I should've known better.
-->'''Margaret:''' Well, at least you regret it.
--->'''Frank:''' Oh, never again. ''[{{beat}}]'' When you steal something, don't ever try to return it.
8th Apr '16 9:50:33 AM ading
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** "The Jiggler" has "[[CaptainObvious kidnapping people is bad.]]"
6th Apr '16 12:10:49 PM Dechstreme
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*** Interestingly, the Healthy Eating Aesop was played completely straight in the first half of the episode, with Ron becoming more and more obese in his desire to prove Healthy Eating to be a lie, and it was starting to not just to impact his health negatively, but to put a strain in his relationship with Kim.

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*** Interestingly, the Healthy Eating Aesop was played completely straight in the first half of the episode, with Ron becoming more and more obese in his desire to prove Healthy Eating to be a lie, and it was starting to not just to impact his health negatively, but to put a strain in his relationship with Kim. So, the episode had something akin to FOUR aesops for the price of one, two enforced Spoof Aesops to go with the RuleofFunny that the series partly runs on, one Aesop about healthy living played straight before being solved humorously, and a maybe accidental, maybe on purpose Aesop about relationships being affected due to selfish pride and contrariness.
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