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18th Sep '16 1:13:56 AM rafi
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* Much like Gaston, Castaway from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' asks potential Quarrymen if they worry what gargoyles will do to their children.
* Parodied by Rainbow Dash in the episode "Bats!" of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. "Won't somepony please think of the cider?!"



* Helen Lovejoy is a parody of this character on ''TheSimpsons''. Frequently, when something stirs up public outcry, in Springfield, she screams "Won't somebody ''please'' think of the children?" in a panic. Ironically, [[PreachersKid her own child is a kleptomaniac hellion who has to be sent to boarding school for her crimes]] - but, of course, MamaDidntRaiseNoCriminal.

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* Helen Lovejoy is a parody of this character on ''TheSimpsons''.''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Frequently, when something stirs up public outcry, in Springfield, she screams "Won't somebody ''please'' think of the children?" in a panic. Ironically, [[PreachersKid her own child is a kleptomaniac hellion who has to be sent to boarding school for her crimes]] - but, of course, MamaDidntRaiseNoCriminal.



* Much like Gaston, Castaway from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' asks potential Quarrymen if they worry what gargoyles will do to their children.
* Parodied by Rainbow Dash in the episode "Bats!" of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. "Won't somepony please think of the cider?!"
18th Sep '16 1:13:03 AM rafi
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* Helen Lovejoy is a parody of this character on ''TheSimpsons''. Frequently, when something stirs up public outcry, in Springfield, she screams "Won't somebody ''please'' think of the children?" in a panic. Ironically, [[PreachersKid her own child is a kleptomaniac hellion who has to be sent to boarding school for her crimes]] - but, of course, MamaDidntRaiseNoCriminal. The show also did this a lot on the seventh season episode "Much Apu About Nothing" (where Springfield holds a referendum to get illegal immigrants deported) and the season eight episode "Homer vs. The 18th Amendment" (where alcohol gets banned in Springfield after Bart gets drunk at the St. Patrick's Day parade), but not much in the later episodes, probably because the voice actress for Helen Lovejoy (who was also the voice actress for Ned Flanders' wife, Maude) left the show and the writers pretty much [[PutOnABus put her on a bus]] -- or kept her in the background and only bring her out in crowd scenes. Though the writers may have tired of the joke anyway; they could potentially have used recordings from a previous episode; the authors started subverting the natural pattern, an indication of an attempt to keep the joke fresh. For instance, in the episode where Homer and Marge rekindle their sex life by getting busy in public places, get cornered in the miniature golf course and flee before being seen, leaving their clothes for the crowd to find. As the crowd gasps at the idea of two people running around naked, Moe says the line while Helen is in the frame just to fool with the audience.

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* Helen Lovejoy is a parody of this character on ''TheSimpsons''. Frequently, when something stirs up public outcry, in Springfield, she screams "Won't somebody ''please'' think of the children?" in a panic. Ironically, [[PreachersKid her own child is a kleptomaniac hellion who has to be sent to boarding school for her crimes]] - but, of course, MamaDidntRaiseNoCriminal. The show also did
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this a lot on the seventh season episode "Much Apu About Nothing" (where Springfield holds a referendum to get illegal immigrants deported) and the season eight episode "Homer vs. The 18th Amendment" (where alcohol gets banned in Springfield after Bart gets drunk at the St. Patrick's Day parade), but not much happen rarely in the later episodes, probably because the voice actress for Helen Lovejoy (who was also the voice actress for Ned Flanders' wife, Maude) left the show and the writers pretty much [[PutOnABus put her on a bus]] -- or kept her in the background and only bring her out in crowd scenes. Though the writers may have tired of the joke anyway; they could potentially have used recordings from a previous episode; the authors started subverting the natural pattern, an indication of an attempt to keep the joke fresh. For instance, in the episode where Homer and Marge rekindle their sex life by getting busy in public places, get cornered in the miniature golf course and flee before being seen, leaving their clothes for the crowd to find. As the crowd gasps at the idea of two people running around naked, Moe says the line while Helen is in the frame just to fool with the audience.



* Much like Gaston, Castaway from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' asks potential Quarrymen if they worry what gargoyles will do to their children.
* Parodied by Rainbow Dash in the episode "Bats!" of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. "Won't somepony please think of the cider?!"



* Much like Gaston, Castaway from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' asks potential Quarrymen if they worry what gargoyles will do to their children.



* Parodied by Rainbow Dash in the episode "Bats!" of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. "Won't somepony please think of the cider?!"
15th Sep '16 8:40:33 AM DYellowMadness
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* Rigby from ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' makes a bizarre attempt at this in a moment of desperation.
--> "Think of the Children! I'm the children!"
24th Aug '16 4:50:03 PM RainbowPhoenix
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* The "bathroom bills" that several [[DeepSouth southern US states]] have been enacting, that require people to use restrooms and locker rooms that match their birth sex, are ostensibly done in the name of protecting women and children from sexual predators claiming to be transgender. This despite the fact that differences of opinion exist over whether that would cause any less discomfort and which parties are generally in more danger.

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* The "bathroom bills" that several [[DeepSouth southern US states]] have been enacting, that require people to use restrooms and locker rooms that match their birth sex, are ostensibly done in the name of protecting women and children from sexual predators claiming to be transgender. This despite the fact that differences of opinion exist over whether trans people have been using the bathrooms that would cause any less discomfort match their gender presentations since there have been sex-segregated restrooms and which parties are generally there has never been a case of someone claiming to be trans in more danger. order to enter an opposite-sex restroom for the purpose of assaulting someone.
16th Aug '16 10:48:37 AM luisedgarf
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* This is the reason you don't see comic books at UsefulNotes/{{Walmart}} anymore: [[KnightTemplarParent certain parents]] kept throwing [[TheFundamentalist a tantrum]] because they were selling titles like ''ComicBook/{{Spawn}}''.

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* This is the reason you don't see comic books at UsefulNotes/{{Walmart}} anymore: anymore in the U.S.: [[KnightTemplarParent certain parents]] kept throwing [[TheFundamentalist a tantrum]] because they were selling titles like ''ComicBook/{{Spawn}}''.''ComicBook/{{Spawn}}''. Averted in Mexico and probably elsewere.
8th Aug '16 7:31:26 AM anza_sb
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* Mocked in Music/DanBull's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTeENEQkBKE "The Porn Minister"]], with regards to proposed regulations to try and censor the web.
-->''Think of the children, think of the children! [[SarcasmMode A free and open internet's]] [[SlipperySlopeFallacy probably gonna kill them!]]''
30th Jul '16 2:34:44 PM Pseudoname
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* Spoofed in [[http://www.explosm.net/comics/1660/ this]] ''Webcomic/CyanideAndHappiness'' comic.



* Spoofed in [[http://www.explosm.net/comics/1660/ this]] ''Webcomic/CyanideAndHappiness'' comic.
22nd Jul '16 8:22:20 PM ultimomant
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', where the titular character suddenly goes missing, Sandy Cheeks rallies the whole town to find him (he was hiding underneath a rock, specifically Patrick's house). When they couldn't find him, Sandy gets more desperate, forcing them into hazardous, potentially deadly environments like "leech farms". One of the exhausted townsfolk invokes this trope, and Sandy says "That's a good idea!" [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Use the children to crawl into small places you couldn't normally reach!]]".

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', where the titular character suddenly goes missing, Sandy Cheeks rallies the whole town to find him (he was hiding underneath a rock, specifically Patrick's house). When they couldn't find him, Sandy gets more desperate, forcing them into hazardous, potentially deadly environments like "leech farms". One of the exhausted townsfolk invokes this trope, and Sandy says "That's a good idea!" idea! [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Use the children to crawl into small places you couldn't normally reach!]]".
11th Jul '16 8:07:27 AM PugBuddies
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* When the trailer for Film/SilentNightDeadlyNight was 1st seen, many parents were offended by the fact that the film was about a serial killer in a Santa suit and that it would scar kids if they saw it and were protesting the film hoping it would get pulled from theaters. Even worse, they were more worried that with the film having a guy in a Santa suit would ruin kids by the fact that there is only 1 Santa.

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* When the trailer for Film/SilentNightDeadlyNight was 1st seen, first screened, many parents were offended by the fact that the believed a film was about a serial killer in a dressed as Santa suit and that it would scar kids if they saw it children and were protesting the film hoping protested in hopes it would get be pulled from theaters. Even worse, they were more worried that with the film having a guy in a Santa suit would ruin kids by the fact that there is only 1 Santa.
8th Jun '16 2:24:19 PM piraml
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* The "bathroom bills" that several [[DeepSouth southern US states]] have been enacting, that require people to use restrooms and locker rooms that match their birth sex, are ostensibly done in the name of protecting women and children from sexual predators claiming to be transgender. The fact that trans people are more likely to be ''victims'' in public restrooms than assailants goes unmentioned, and the idea of someone pretending to be trans to prey on your daughter someplace you can't protect her has no basis in reality. Interestingly, these laws don't take trans ''men'' into account, who often have a smoother external transition than trans women and it would obviously cause a scene if [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/meredithtalusan/26-trans-guys-who-will-make-you-thirsty#.qyKArkzQv if one of these guys]] walked into the ladies room, even though such laws would require them to. It doesn't help that even the police have no idea how to enforce these laws, and people have taken to harassing cisgender women for ''not looking feminine enough''. That's right, ladies: having short hair means you're a man now.

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* The "bathroom bills" that several [[DeepSouth southern US states]] have been enacting, that require people to use restrooms and locker rooms that match their birth sex, are ostensibly done in the name of protecting women and children from sexual predators claiming to be transgender. The This despite the fact that trans people are more likely to be ''victims'' in public restrooms than assailants goes unmentioned, and the idea differences of someone pretending to be trans to prey on your daughter someplace you can't protect her has no basis in reality. Interestingly, these laws don't take trans ''men'' into account, who often have a smoother external transition than trans women and it opinion exist over whether that would obviously cause a scene if [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/meredithtalusan/26-trans-guys-who-will-make-you-thirsty#.qyKArkzQv if one of these guys]] walked into the ladies room, even though such laws would require them to. It doesn't help that even the police have no idea how to enforce these laws, any less discomfort and people have taken to harassing cisgender women for ''not looking feminine enough''. That's right, ladies: having short hair means you're a man now.which parties are generally in more danger.
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