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12th Aug '17 10:36:28 AM nombretomado
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* The [[{{Moviebob}} Game Overthinker]] makes a habit of doing this to video games. See for example his episode ''Super Mario and the Sacred Feminine''.

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* The [[{{Moviebob}} Game Overthinker]] WebVideo/TheGameOverthinker makes a habit of doing this to video games. See for example his episode ''Super Mario and the Sacred Feminine''.
11th Aug '17 11:56:41 AM DastardlyDemolition
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** Trurh be told, Gwrman censors are slightly on the idiotic side of the scale.

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** Trurh Truth be told, Gwrman German censors are slightly on the idiotic side of the scale.
6th Aug '17 5:25:26 AM MisterApple
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* JustinBieber also had this happen to him, but not for the lyrics of a song, but the video's meaning. His single [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRh_vgS2dFE Sorry]] featuring The ReQuest Dance Crew (from New Zealand), released in 2015 as part of "The Movement" project during his CareerResurrection was, and still is, taken as seriously as the KatyPerry example above. This has some overlap with EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory video. Although the video was ''intended'' to provide a lot of MsFanservice, it quickly became seen as didactic and EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory mixed with TrueArtIsAngsty. As of April 2017, the video still provides [[BrokenBase a lot of controversy in the music industry]], and has ended up becoming ProductPlacement for The ReQuest Dance Crew and a StarMakingRole for Paris Goebbel ([[SadlyMythtaken who is not related to Goebbels, contrary to some people's belief]]).

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* JustinBieber also had this happen to him, but not for the lyrics of a song, but the video's meaning. His single [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRh_vgS2dFE Sorry]] featuring The ReQuest Dance Crew (from New Zealand), released in 2015 as part of "The Movement" project during his CareerResurrection was, and still is, taken as seriously as the KatyPerry Music/KatyPerry example above. This has some overlap with EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory video. Although the video was ''intended'' to provide a lot of MsFanservice, it quickly became seen as didactic and EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory mixed with TrueArtIsAngsty. As of April 2017, the video still provides [[BrokenBase a lot of controversy in the music industry]], and has ended up becoming ProductPlacement for The ReQuest Dance Crew and a StarMakingRole for Paris Goebbel ([[SadlyMythtaken who is not related to Goebbels, contrary to some people's belief]]).belief]]).
*Music/TheyMightBeGiants are often analysed (their [[TheWikiRule wiki]] has a whole namespace dedicated to interpretations), even for songs like "Don't Let's Start", which has been said by John Linnell to just be nonsense words that fit the music, which was written before the lyrics.
15th Jul '17 4:17:50 PM nombretomado
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* A popular reading of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' holds that it's an allegory for WorldWarII: the Shire was England and the hobbits were the English, the elves were the French, {{Mordor}} was UsefulNotes/NaziGermany and Sauron was [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler]], and the [[ArtifactOfDoom One Ring]] was the atom bomb or nuclear power. Creator/JRRTolkien emphatically stated--including in the prologues to later printings--that ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' was ''not'' an allegory for WorldWarII and that he disliked allegories anyway. Tolkien had been writing ''The Lord of the Rings'' and giving the Ring its central importance prior to WorldWarII, before he ever heard of the possibility of an atomic bomb. Eventually, Tolkien went as far as to write an outline of what the book would have been like if he had meant it as a WorldWarII allegory. Among other things, Saruman would not have been counted on as an ally, and Sauron would have betrayed ''him''; Saruman would have tried to make his own One Ring; and in the end the Fellowship would have had to use its power to win. It's also noted that both sides in that conflict would have held Hobbits in hatred and contempt, and they wouldn't have survived long even as slaves.

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* A popular reading of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' holds that it's an allegory for WorldWarII: UsefulNotes/WorldWarII: the Shire was England and the hobbits were the English, the elves were the French, {{Mordor}} was UsefulNotes/NaziGermany and Sauron was [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler]], and the [[ArtifactOfDoom One Ring]] was the atom bomb or nuclear power. Creator/JRRTolkien emphatically stated--including in the prologues to later printings--that ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' was ''not'' an allegory for WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and that he disliked allegories anyway. Tolkien had been writing ''The Lord of the Rings'' and giving the Ring its central importance prior to WorldWarII, World War II, before he ever heard of the possibility of an atomic bomb. Eventually, Tolkien went as far as to write an outline of what the book would have been like if he had meant it as a WorldWarII World War II allegory. Among other things, Saruman would not have been counted on as an ally, and Sauron would have betrayed ''him''; Saruman would have tried to make his own One Ring; and in the end the Fellowship would have had to use its power to win. It's also noted that both sides in that conflict would have held Hobbits in hatred and contempt, and they wouldn't have survived long even as slaves.
14th Jul '17 2:46:55 PM RacattackForce
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* Pretty much every version of Franchise/ScoobyDoo. Whether intentional or not, the fact that every villain in Scooby Doo episodes is a normal person masquerading as a supernatural monster is very much in line with the typical skeptical mindset, which feels that a naturalistic explanation (Old Man Johnson scaring people away from the pirate treasure by dressing up as a werewolf) is much more reasonable and likely than a supernatural one (werewolves exist).
*** Talking dogs, on the other hand, are entirely reasonable.
** Beyond the superficial "ghosts aren't real", it's been suggested that ''Scooby-Doo'' teaches two lessons that encourage a sceptical mindset: 1) Some adults will lie to you for their own benefit 2) Other adults will believe them, so you have to find the truth for yourself.

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* Pretty much every version of Franchise/ScoobyDoo. ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo''. Whether intentional or not, the fact that every villain ''most'' villains[[note]]The most critically-acclaimed installments of the franchise are the ones that subvert this, such ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland'' or ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated''.[[/note]] in Scooby Doo ''Scooby-Doo'' episodes is a are normal person people masquerading as a supernatural monster is very much in line with the typical skeptical mindset, which feels that a naturalistic explanation (Old Man Johnson scaring people away from the pirate treasure by dressing up as a werewolf) is much more reasonable and likely than a supernatural one (werewolves exist).
*** Talking dogs, on the other hand, are entirely reasonable.
** Beyond the superficial "ghosts aren't real", it's been suggested that ''Scooby-Doo'' teaches two lessons that encourage a sceptical skeptical mindset: 1) Some adults will lie to you for their own benefit 2) Other adults will believe them, so you have to find the truth for yourself.
8th Jul '17 6:35:07 PM nombretomado
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*** There have also been some laughable attempts to identify "Mormon themes" in ''Twilight'' by people whose total knowledge of Mormonism seems to come from reading a couple articles on TheOtherWiki. Mainly they just take concepts that are vague or fairly common and try to label them as uniquely Mormon, as though Mormons are the only ones who believe in close-knit families or frown on sex outside of marriage.

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*** There have also been some laughable attempts to identify "Mormon themes" in ''Twilight'' by people whose total knowledge of Mormonism seems to come from reading a couple articles on TheOtherWiki.Wiki/TheOtherWiki. Mainly they just take concepts that are vague or fairly common and try to label them as uniquely Mormon, as though Mormons are the only ones who believe in close-knit families or frown on sex outside of marriage.
17th Jun '17 11:02:59 AM nombretomado
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* A [[http://waluigious.blogspot.com/2008/03/in-which-i-analyze-mama-luigi.html serious investigation]] into the "deep philosophical significance" hidden between the lines of the ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' cartoon episode and YouTubePoop staple "Mama Luigi".

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* A [[http://waluigious.blogspot.com/2008/03/in-which-i-analyze-mama-luigi.html serious investigation]] into the "deep philosophical significance" hidden between the lines of the ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' cartoon episode and YouTubePoop WebAnimation/YouTubePoop staple "Mama Luigi".
17th Jun '17 10:02:20 AM nombretomado
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** The book ''Literature/SlaughterhouseFive: Reforming The Novel and The World'' by literature professor Jerome Klinkowitz has a chapter comparing ''Literature/TheMonsterAtTheEndOfThisBook'' to [[KurtVonnegut Vonnegut's]] novel, mainly in their use of MetaFiction.

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** The book ''Literature/SlaughterhouseFive: Reforming The Novel and The World'' by literature professor Jerome Klinkowitz has a chapter comparing ''Literature/TheMonsterAtTheEndOfThisBook'' to [[KurtVonnegut [[Creator/KurtVonnegut Vonnegut's]] novel, mainly in their use of MetaFiction.
10th Jun '17 1:30:06 PM nombretomado
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* Mocked in the WhateleyUniverse when Phase takes a World Literature class on the epic. The papers written on the classical Greek and Roman epics are all flamed by fellow student Majestic. Who happens to be the incarnation of Hera/Juno and ''might actually know more about this than anyone else in the class''.

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* Mocked in the WhateleyUniverse Literature/WhateleyUniverse when Phase takes a World Literature class on the epic. The papers written on the classical Greek and Roman epics are all flamed by fellow student Majestic. Who happens to be the incarnation of Hera/Juno and ''might actually know more about this than anyone else in the class''.
4th Jun '17 6:17:20 PM nombretomado
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* Some of the very pages on TVTropes, but in a good way.

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* Some of the very pages on TVTropes, Wiki/TVTropes, but in a good way.
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