History SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped / LiveActionTV

8th Feb '16 3:42:12 PM Premonition45
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** The TOS episode "The Omega Glory" is polarizing, [[AmericansHateTingle particularly with international fans]], but it pulls no punches about how dangerous blind patriotism and nationalism can be.
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** The TOS episode "The Omega Glory" is polarizing, [[BrokenBase polarizing]], [[AmericansHateTingle particularly with international fans]], but it pulls no punches about how dangerous blind patriotism and nationalism can be.
17th Jan '16 10:30:04 AM nombretomado
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* ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'': Olivia Benson's speech in the episode "Babes" about why teenagers shouldn't have babies is as anvilicious as they come. However, since the plot was RippedFromTheHeadlines about a club of teen girls who all wanted to get pregnant together, some viewers thought it a ''desperately'' needed anvil. (This was less true after the revelation that those headlines were false, the "pregnancy club" never existed, and the whole thing was made up by an assistant principal with an overactive imagination.) But that doesn't excuse the fact that 20% of all teenage pregnancies are planned.
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* ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'': ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'': Olivia Benson's speech in the episode "Babes" about why teenagers shouldn't have babies is as anvilicious as they come. However, since the plot was RippedFromTheHeadlines about a club of teen girls who all wanted to get pregnant together, some viewers thought it a ''desperately'' needed anvil. (This was less true after the revelation that those headlines were false, the "pregnancy club" never existed, and the whole thing was made up by an assistant principal with an overactive imagination.) But that doesn't excuse the fact that 20% of all teenage pregnancies are planned.
28th Nov '15 11:25:12 AM nombretomado
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* The basic premise of ''{{Scrubs}}'' means that [[AnAesop Aesop]]s are going to occur every episode, but that doesn't stop episodes like "My Old Lady", "His Story", "My Screw Up", "My Life in Four Cameras", "My Way Home", and "My Musical" from being widely loved.
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* The basic premise of ''{{Scrubs}}'' ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' means that [[AnAesop Aesop]]s are going to occur every episode, but that doesn't stop episodes like "My Old Lady", "His Story", "My Screw Up", "My Life in Four Cameras", "My Way Home", and "My Musical" from being widely loved.
24th Nov '15 8:44:30 AM Kirayoshi
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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E8TheZygonInversion "The Zygon Inverson"]]. The Doctor delivers an impassioned plea to Kate Stewart and Bonnie (a Zygon impersonating Clara) to avert war. It is a veritable anvil chorus, and it is awesome. -->"Because itís not a game, Kate! This is a scale model of war. Every war ever fought, right there in front of you. Because itís always the same. When you fire that first shot, no matter how right you feel, you have no idea whoís going to die! You donít know whoís children are going to scream and burn. How many hearts will be broken. How many lives shattered. How much blood will spill until everybody does what they were always going to have do from the very beginning. Sit down and talk!"
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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E8TheZygonInversion "The Zygon Inverson"]]. The Doctor delivers an impassioned plea to Kate Stewart and Bonnie (a Zygon impersonating Clara) to avert war. war. It is a veritable anvil chorus, and it is awesome. -->"Because --->"Because itís not a game, Kate! This is a scale model of war. Every war ever fought, right there in front of you. Because itís always the same. When you fire that first shot, no matter how right you feel, you have no idea whoís going to die! You donít know whoís children are going to scream and burn. How many hearts will be broken. How many lives shattered. How much blood will spill until everybody does what they were always going to have do from the very beginning. Sit down and talk!"
24th Nov '15 8:43:35 AM Kirayoshi
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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E8TheZygonInverson "The Zygon Inverson"]]. The Doctor delivers an impassioned plea to Kate Stewart and Bonnie (a Zygon impersonating Clara) to avert war. It is a veritable anvil chorus, and it is awesome.
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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E8TheZygonInverson [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E8TheZygonInversion "The Zygon Inverson"]]. Inverson"]]. The Doctor delivers an impassioned plea to Kate Stewart and Bonnie (a Zygon impersonating Clara) to avert war. war. It is a veritable anvil chorus, and it is awesome.
24th Nov '15 8:42:54 AM Kirayoshi
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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E8TheZygonInverson "The Zygon Inverson"]]. The Doctor delivers an impassioned plea to Kate Stewart and Bonnie (a Zygon impersonating Clara) to avert war. It is a veritable anvil chorus, and it is awesome. -->"Because itís not a game, Kate! This is a scale model of war. Every war ever fought, right there in front of you. Because itís always the same. When you fire that first shot, no matter how right you feel, you have no idea whoís going to die! You donít know whoís children are going to scream and burn. How many hearts will be broken. How many lives shattered. How much blood will spill until everybody does what they were always going to have do from the very beginning. Sit down and talk!"
13th Nov '15 9:16:36 AM FF32
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* The last episode of ''{{Blackadder}} Goes Forth'' dropped the same who-would-notice-if-you-were-mad-in-war-because-all-generals-are-equally-mad anvil as ''Catch 22'', but because it dropped it on the entire cast, mere minutes after the last joke, it achieved an epic anti-war message with its famed DownerEnding.
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* The last episode of ''{{Blackadder}} ''Series/{{Blackadder}} Goes Forth'' dropped the same who-would-notice-if-you-were-mad-in-war-because-all-generals-are-equally-mad anvil as ''Catch 22'', but because it dropped it on the entire cast, mere minutes after the last joke, it achieved an epic anti-war message with its famed DownerEnding.
21st Oct '15 11:56:52 PM PaulA
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* TheAlfredHitchcockHour had an episode involving alcoholism, "Hangover", at the end of which Hitchcock pointedly eschewed the usual joke to repeat how alcoholism was a problem.
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* TheAlfredHitchcockHour ''Series/TheAlfredHitchcockHour'' had an episode involving alcoholism, "Hangover", at the end of which Hitchcock pointedly eschewed the usual joke to repeat how alcoholism was a problem. problem.
15th Oct '15 10:27:02 PM Premonition45
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Apparently, there were 3 anvils.
** "A Taste of Armageddon" drops two important anvils: First, WarIsHell, or more accurately, war is ''supposed'' to be hell, so that people will want to avoid it. Second, [[AMillionIsAStatistic handling war with detached intellectual coldness]] makes them easier to start and prolong, as [[ForeverWar the Vendikar-Eminiar "war" had lasted for]] ''[[ForeverWar 500 years]]'' before the ''Enterprise'' crew came along.
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** "A Taste of Armageddon" drops two three important anvils: First, WarIsHell, or more accurately, war is ''supposed'' to be hell, so that people will want to avoid it. Second, [[AssInAmbassador as annoying as diplomacy can be]], it is more preferable than waging war]]. And third, [[AMillionIsAStatistic handling war with detached intellectual coldness]] makes them easier to start and prolong, as [[ForeverWar the Vendikar-Eminiar "war" had lasted for]] ''[[ForeverWar 500 years]]'' before the ''Enterprise'' crew came along.
6th Sep '15 5:13:24 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/CarlSagan's ''Series/CosmosAPersonalVoyage'', the whole series is dedicated to masterfully refute ScienceIsBad and ScienceIsWrong, while hammering the point that science and knowledge of our world and universe are extremely important for the future of the human race, as well as pointing at the dangers of [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalism]] and irrationality, as does its SequelSeries, NeilDeGrasseTyson's ''Series/CosmosASpacetimeOdyssey''
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* Creator/CarlSagan's ''Series/CosmosAPersonalVoyage'', the whole series is dedicated to masterfully refute ScienceIsBad and ScienceIsWrong, while hammering the point that science and knowledge of our world and universe are extremely important for the future of the human race, as well as pointing at the dangers of [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalism]] and irrationality, as does its SequelSeries, NeilDeGrasseTyson's UsefulNotes/NeilDeGrasseTyson's ''Series/CosmosASpacetimeOdyssey''
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