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23rd Mar '16 6:04:26 PM Unicorndance
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These episodes were far more common in the 1980s. They've largely fallen out of favor since then for most shows due in part to the increasing number of shows, particularly dramas, where issues such as drug/alcohol abuse, violence, sex and death are dealt with on an almost weekly basis, and then you have the {{Dramedy}} genre that regularly mixes comedy with serious issues.

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These episodes were far more common in the 1980s. They've largely fallen out of favor since then for most shows due in part to the increasing number of shows, particularly dramas, where issues such as [[TheAlchoholic drug/alcohol abuse, abuse]], violence, sex [[SexIsEvil sex]] and death [[KilledOffForReal death]] are dealt with on an almost weekly basis, and then you have the {{Dramedy}} genre that regularly mixes comedy with serious issues.



See ChristmasEpisode, ChristmasSpecial, PrisonEpisode, and AprilFoolsPlot for other specially-themed episodes.

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See ChristmasEpisode, ChristmasSpecial, HalloweenEpisode, SickEpisode, PrisonEpisode, and AprilFoolsPlot for other specially-themed episodes.
20th Mar '16 3:12:22 PM kataangluvr
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* ''WebOriginal/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.

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* ''WebOriginal/YandereHighSchool'' ''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.
20th Mar '16 3:09:15 PM kataangluvr
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* ''WebOriginal/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.
5th Mar '16 1:44:26 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''VideoGame/YoKaiWatch'' has [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6HuHD0AGhWs a web-exclusive episode]] on eye safety featuring Baddinyan trying to get Nate and Whisper to do bad things to their eyes

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* ''VideoGame/YoKaiWatch'' ''Animme/YokaiWatch'' has [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6HuHD0AGhWs a web-exclusive episode]] on eye safety featuring Baddinyan trying to get Nate and Whisper to do bad things to their eyes
26th Feb '16 6:23:24 PM KazutoAbridged
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* ''ComicBook/AssociatedStudentBodies'' is for the most part a light-hearted ComingOfAge story about a young man discovering his sexuality at collage. That said, there are two plots that are PlayedForDrama, the first being when Daniel is attacked by homophobic classmates. The second involves Daniel coming out to his conservative family, which causes alienation between them that isn't resolved for several issues.

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* ''ComicBook/AssociatedStudentBodies'' is for the most part a light-hearted ComingOfAge story about a young man discovering his sexuality at collage.college. That said, there are two plots that are PlayedForDrama, the first being when Daniel is attacked by homophobic classmates. The second involves Daniel coming out to his conservative family, which causes alienation between them that isn't resolved for several issues.
13th Feb '16 10:16:37 AM DouglasFir
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* ''SonicTheHedgehog'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10270643/1/My-Time-Of-Dying My Time Of Dying]]'' addresses the issue of Scourge's severe depression in a ''strictly'' FirstPerson manner, with Scourge addressing the reader. It's very serious about how complicated depression really is, how it is often hidden, discussing how it often stems from multiple issues and manifests in multiple ways, how addictive self-harm can be and how a person with depression may suffer a relapse even as they appear to be improving.

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* ''SonicTheHedgehog'' ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10270643/1/My-Time-Of-Dying My Time Of Dying]]'' addresses the issue of Scourge's severe depression in a ''strictly'' FirstPerson manner, with Scourge addressing the reader. It's very serious about how complicated depression really is, how it is often hidden, discussing how it often stems from multiple issues and manifests in multiple ways, how addictive self-harm can be and how a person with depression may suffer a relapse even as they appear to be improving.



* {{Miffy}} is usually lighthearted and cute, however in 1997 Dick Bruna written a book called "Dear Grandma Bunny" which deals with Miffy learning about her grandmother's death. The book is recommended by bereavement organisations as a way of helping to explain the death of someone to young children.

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* {{Miffy}} ''Literature/{{Miffy}}'' is usually lighthearted and cute, however in 1997 Dick Bruna written a book called "Dear Grandma Bunny" which deals with Miffy learning about her grandmother's death. The book is recommended by bereavement organisations as a way of helping to explain the death of someone to young children.



* SimplePlan has "Untitled [How Could this Happen to Me?]," a song which describes a car accident victim's last moments after a crash with a drunk driver. The music video shows loved ones' worlds literally crashing in and was produced in cooperation with Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
* FallOutBoy recorded their video for "I'm Like a Lawyer...(Me & You)" in Africa, centering around a love story between two young teens, along with shots of the band playing in a field and a group of locals watching, laughing and dancing with the video for "Dance, Dance." The boy is kidnapped to be part of an army; at the end, text is displayed with statistics about child soldiers in Uganda and information about Invisible Children, Inc., an organization helping kids who are forced into war.

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* SimplePlan Music/SimplePlan has "Untitled [How Could this Happen to Me?]," a song which describes a car accident victim's last moments after a crash with a drunk driver. The music video shows loved ones' worlds literally crashing in and was produced in cooperation with Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
* FallOutBoy Music/FallOutBoy recorded their video for "I'm Like a Lawyer...(Me & You)" in Africa, centering around a love story between two young teens, along with shots of the band playing in a field and a group of locals watching, laughing and dancing with the video for "Dance, Dance." The boy is kidnapped to be part of an army; at the end, text is displayed with statistics about child soldiers in Uganda and information about Invisible Children, Inc., an organization helping kids who are forced into war.



* Since the first wave, the stories of ''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 ''HeroFactory'' ''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.
13th Feb '16 10:06:46 AM DouglasFir
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* There was an ''Franchise/{{Archie|Comics}}'' comic where a friend of his (never seen or heard of before) gets into a drunk driving accident and experiences a spiritual reawakening.
** Sounds like the final story of ''Archie's Clean Slate'', one of the licensed Christian religious Archie comics created by Al Hartley for Spire Comics.

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* There was an ''Franchise/{{Archie|Comics}}'' comic where a friend of his (never seen or heard of before) gets into a drunk driving accident and experiences a spiritual reawakening.
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In the final story of ''Archie's Clean Slate'', one of the licensed Christian religious Archie Franchise/{{Archie|Comics}} comics created by Al Hartley for Spire Comics.Comics, a friend of Archie (never seen or heard of before) gets into a drunk driving accident and experiences a spiritual reawakening.



* PeterDavid did quite a few of these in ''ComicBook/IncredibleHulk'' and ''ComicBook/YoungJustice''. In the former, he dealt with AIDS and abortion, in the latter he dealt with gun control and 9/11.

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* PeterDavid Creator/PeterDavid did quite a few of these in ''ComicBook/IncredibleHulk'' and ''ComicBook/YoungJustice''. In the former, he dealt with AIDS and abortion, abortion; in the latter he dealt with gun control and 9/11.
13th Feb '16 9:50:54 AM DouglasFir
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* Creator/RosemaryWells, well-known for her [[WorldOfFunnyAnimals animal-based]] books such as ''Literature/MaxAndRuby'', wrote a book called {{Literature/Yoko}} in 1998 which deals with racism and and prejudism. The book is about a [[CuteKitten young kitten named Yoko]] who is Japanese. In the book, she's getting ready for her first day at school and everything goes fine. Until lunchtime, when Yoko reveals that she's having sushi for lunch, and every student in the school (except for Timothy) makes fun of her for it. This results in Yoko feeling very hurt and is later discovered crying by Miss Jenkins when class is over for the day. This being a children's book, they all accept her in the end. This made it into an episode of the ''Literature/TimothyGoesToSchool'' AnimatedAdaptation.
** Similar to the 1998 book, the Yoko book "Yoko Writers Her Name" from 2008 which deals with Yoko realizing that she can't English words and mostly writes in Japanese letters. The cat duo Sylvia and Olive make fun of Yoko and her Japanese lifestyle including mocking the way Japanese books are read from right to left, and even tease her by singing about how weird Yoko's writing is. Unlike the 1998 book, Yoko isn't shown crying but gets so upset that she refuses to eat her favorite food which is sushi for dinner when she returned home with her mother. This book also come out 10 years after the first Yoko book.

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* Creator/RosemaryWells, well-known for her [[WorldOfFunnyAnimals animal-based]] books such as ''Literature/MaxAndRuby'', wrote a book called {{Literature/Yoko}} in 1998 which deals with racism and and prejudism.prejudice. The book is about a [[CuteKitten young kitten named Yoko]] who is Japanese. In the book, she's getting ready for her first day at school and everything goes fine. Until lunchtime, when Yoko reveals that she's having sushi for lunch, and every student in the school (except for Timothy) makes fun of her for it. This results in Yoko feeling very hurt and is later discovered crying by Miss Jenkins when class is over for the day. This being a children's book, they all accept her in the end. This made it into an episode of the ''Literature/TimothyGoesToSchool'' AnimatedAdaptation.
** Similar to the 1998 book, the Yoko book "Yoko Writers Her Name" from 2008 which deals with Yoko realizing that she can't write English words and mostly writes in Japanese letters. The cat duo Sylvia and Olive make fun of Yoko and her Japanese lifestyle including mocking the way Japanese books are read from right to left, and even tease her by singing about how weird Yoko's writing is. Unlike the 1998 book, Yoko isn't shown crying but gets so upset that she refuses to eat her favorite food which is sushi for dinner when she returned home with her mother. This book also come came out 10 years after the first Yoko book.
12th Feb '16 11:44:05 PM brb1006
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** Similar to the 1998 book, the Yoko book "Yoko Writers Her Name" deals with Yoko realizing that she can't English words and mostly writes in Japanese letters. The cat duo Sylvia and Olive make fun of Yoko and her Japanese lifestyle including mocking the way Japanese books are read from right to left, and even tease her by singing about how weird Yoko's writing is. Unlike the 1998 book, Yoko isn't shown crying but gets so upset that she refuses to eat her favorite food which is sushi for dinner when she returned home with her mother.

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** Similar to the 1998 book, the Yoko book "Yoko Writers Her Name" from 2008 which deals with Yoko realizing that she can't English words and mostly writes in Japanese letters. The cat duo Sylvia and Olive make fun of Yoko and her Japanese lifestyle including mocking the way Japanese books are read from right to left, and even tease her by singing about how weird Yoko's writing is. Unlike the 1998 book, Yoko isn't shown crying but gets so upset that she refuses to eat her favorite food which is sushi for dinner when she returned home with her mother. This book also come out 10 years after the first Yoko book.
12th Feb '16 11:37:59 PM brb1006
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* Creator/RosemaryWells, well-known for her [[WorldOfFunnyAnimals animal-based]] books such as ''Literature/MaxAndRuby'', wrote a book called ''Yoko'' which deals with racism. The book is about a [[CuteKitten young kitten named Yoko]] who is Japanese. In the book, she's getting ready for her first day at school and everything goes fine. Until lunchtime, when Yoko reveals that she's having sushi for lunch, and every student in the school (except for Timothy) makes fun of her for it. This being a children's book, they all accept her in the end. This made it into an episode of the ''Literature/TimothyGoesToSchool'' AnimatedAdaptation.

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* Creator/RosemaryWells, well-known for her [[WorldOfFunnyAnimals animal-based]] books such as ''Literature/MaxAndRuby'', wrote a book called ''Yoko'' {{Literature/Yoko}} in 1998 which deals with racism.racism and and prejudism. The book is about a [[CuteKitten young kitten named Yoko]] who is Japanese. In the book, she's getting ready for her first day at school and everything goes fine. Until lunchtime, when Yoko reveals that she's having sushi for lunch, and every student in the school (except for Timothy) makes fun of her for it. This results in Yoko feeling very hurt and is later discovered crying by Miss Jenkins when class is over for the day. This being a children's book, they all accept her in the end. This made it into an episode of the ''Literature/TimothyGoesToSchool'' AnimatedAdaptation.AnimatedAdaptation.
** Similar to the 1998 book, the Yoko book "Yoko Writers Her Name" deals with Yoko realizing that she can't English words and mostly writes in Japanese letters. The cat duo Sylvia and Olive make fun of Yoko and her Japanese lifestyle including mocking the way Japanese books are read from right to left, and even tease her by singing about how weird Yoko's writing is. Unlike the 1998 book, Yoko isn't shown crying but gets so upset that she refuses to eat her favorite food which is sushi for dinner when she returned home with her mother.
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