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10th Feb '17 3:14:07 PM Sakubara
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* The ''Happy Birthday, Witzy!'' episode of Anime/SuzysZooDaisukiWitzy is billed as this in Japan, including being accessible from a separate menu on the volume 2 DVD instead of being listed among other episodes on the disc.



* ''WebVideo/TheBenHeckShow'' has the 2011 HalloweenEpisode ''Ghost Hunting with Ben Heck!'' which a thinly-veiled pilot for Pinball/AmericasMostHaunted pinball.
* ''WebVideo/YandereHighSchool'' has a few of these. There are holiday episodes (ChristmasEpisode and HalloweenEpisode), a BeachEpisode and other specials like a BirthdayEpisode and a ''Franchise/StarWars'' special.
* Creator/HideoKojima's [=HideoTube=] Episode 6 guest stars Mads Mikkelsen.
10th Feb '17 3:57:32 AM RAMChYLD
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* Creator/HideoKojima's [=HideoTube=] Episode 6 guest stars Mads Mikkelsen.
23rd Jan '17 3:16:28 PM Aspie_Gamer
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* ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel''. One word: [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20080602 Miscarriage.]] This set off a slew of mockery and debate, including biting parody from [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/108-Webcomics Zero Punctuation]] and [[http://www.vgcats.com/cadaprilfools/ VG Cats.]]

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* ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel''. One word: [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20080602 Miscarriage.]] This set off a slew of mockery and debate, including biting parody from [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/108-Webcomics Zero Punctuation]] and [[http://www.vgcats.com/cadaprilfools/ VG Cats.]]]]For context, CAD up to that point had been a fairly humorous webcomic, but since it was a humor comic first and foremost, the jarring switch to drama with Lilah's miscarriage combined with how infamous CAD already sort of was at that point resulted in the above internet meme mocking how poorly handled the subject matter was.
10th Jan '17 6:55:18 PM nombretomado
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* {{Discussed|Trope}} in an episode of ''LoadingReadyRun'' ''WebVideo/CommodoreHustle'' where they think about filming a "Very Special" episodes of warriors of darkness to explain why [[ItMakesSenseInContext Paul has lost his beard.]]

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* {{Discussed|Trope}} in an episode of ''LoadingReadyRun'' ''WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun'' ''WebVideo/CommodoreHustle'' where they think about filming a "Very Special" episodes of warriors of darkness to explain why [[ItMakesSenseInContext Paul has lost his beard.]]
1st Jan '17 7:55:07 PM MadCormorant
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* Lots of hardcore/gangsta rappers have one "I'm concerned about the world" song on their albums to make up for all the other, less thoughtful songs on them. Music/IceCube is especially fond of this tactic.
24th Dec '16 1:47:38 PM mkmckoy
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->''Characters who'd barely had to emote further than shrugs of exasperation were suddenly left upset or afraid, leaving you trapped in the terrible no-man's land of feelings, with no laugh track to cling onto. It was like having your wacky uncle interrupt an armpit fart to tell you about the time he saw a dead body and that's why he drinks.''

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->''Characters ->''These excursions into rougher areas were all the more jarring because of the setting, where viewers used to cackling audiences wooing over the appearances of the wacky neighbor suddenly found themselves faced with sexual abuse, teenage pregnancy, and death by drunk-driving, all played out in front of a live studio hush. Characters who'd barely had to emote further than shrugs of exasperation were suddenly left upset or afraid, leaving you trapped in the terrible no-man's land of feelings, with no laugh track to cling onto. It was like having your wacky uncle interrupt an armpit fart to tell you about the time he saw a dead body and that's why he drinks.''
29th Nov '16 4:26:46 PM res20stupid
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* ''VideoGame/WatchDogs2'' has the side mission ''Bad Publicity'' where Marcus is sent to take down a recent recruit to [=DedSec=], a streamer called Pr0-Lapz for abusing his skills and getting his opponents [=SWATted=][[note]]He's been calling the police on false terrorism charge on innocent people[[/note]] for an advantage, with Marcus doing the same to him. While usually the mission dialogues is often humorous throughout the game, this one is treated very seriously due to the number of [=SWATting=] incidents over the years as a result of online gaming and streaming, due to how easy it is to [=SWAT=] someone, how illegal it is and how ''dangerous'' this is!
30th Oct '16 4:48:10 PM nombretomado
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* Since the first wave, the stories of ''Franchise/HeroFactory'' amount to this if the animated series is anything to go by and the Fire Lord arc is a drug PSA using fuel as a metaphor for drugs, and the Witch Doctor arc is about environmentalism.

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* Since the first wave, the stories of ''Franchise/HeroFactory'' ''Toys/HeroFactory'' amount to this if the animated series is anything to go by and the Fire Lord arc is a drug PSA using fuel as a metaphor for drugs, and the Witch Doctor arc is about environmentalism.
14th Oct '16 3:39:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''WebVideo/ExtraCredits'', normally a VisualPun-centric commentary on video games, did this with the second part of an episode on game addiction. Instead of the show's normally minimalist art, the writer, James Portnow, sat down in front of a camera and talked about his previous experiences with gaming addictions and the harm it did to his life. It even came with a moral: ''"Life will always welcome you back."''

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* ''WebVideo/ExtraCredits'', ''WebAnimation/ExtraCredits'', normally a VisualPun-centric commentary on video games, did this with the second part of an episode on game addiction. Instead of the show's normally minimalist art, the writer, James Portnow, sat down in front of a camera and talked about his previous experiences with gaming addictions and the harm it did to his life. It even came with a moral: ''"Life will always welcome you back."''
8th Oct '16 5:26:07 PM DustSnitch
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* Parodied and deconstructed in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS_Xq7gSCBM the fifth]] ''[[Creator/ThisIsIt Don't Hug Me I'm Scared]]'' video. A gang of talking foods sing a common children's cartoon {{aesop}} about eating healthy. It soon becomes obvious they're very factually incorrect and spouting nonsense. Things such as how "plain foods" such as "bread, cream, white sauce, and aspic" are good for you while "fancy foods" like "cooked meats, fruit salad, soil foods, and yolk" are bad for you. The AnthropomorphicFood characters are also FauxAffablyEvil and condensending towards Duck Guy and his friends.

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* Parodied and deconstructed in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS_Xq7gSCBM the fifth]] ''[[Creator/ThisIsIt Don't Hug Me I'm Scared]]'' fifth ''WebVideo/DontHugMeImScared'' video. A gang of talking foods sing a common children's cartoon {{aesop}} about eating healthy. It soon becomes obvious they're very factually incorrect and spouting nonsense. Things such as how "plain foods" such as "bread, cream, white sauce, and aspic" are good for you while "fancy foods" like "cooked meats, fruit salad, soil foods, and yolk" are bad for you. The AnthropomorphicFood characters are also FauxAffablyEvil and condensending towards Duck Guy and his friends.
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