History SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped / LiveActionTV

18th Oct '17 4:27:20 AM ClintEastwood
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* The 1977 ABC mini-series ''{{Roots}}''. The biggest dropped anvil in the history of television.

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* The 1977 ABC mini-series ''{{Roots}}''.''Series/Roots1977''. The biggest dropped anvil in the history of television.



** Rod Serling was especially worried about Nazism, and history's gone on to show that he had good reason. ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "Deaths-Head Revisited" not only gives a former concentration camp captain his just reward, but also ends with what seems like an {{anvilicious}} closing statement -- but the surge of Holocaust denials since then has proven that this anvil can't possibly be dropped too hard.

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** Rod Serling Creator/RodSerling was especially worried about Nazism, and history's gone on to show that he had good reason. ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "Deaths-Head Revisited" not only gives a former concentration camp captain his just reward, but also ends with what seems like an {{anvilicious}} closing statement -- but the surge of Holocaust denials since then has proven that this anvil can't possibly be dropped too hard.
9th Oct '17 5:56:25 PM JJHIL325
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** It also deconstructs the idea that easy money actually exists. Walter's plan to get quick money went wrong in many ways, and even when things begin to look good economically for him, FailureIsTheOnlyOption.
** Another theme of the show is that [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty no matter how long it takes, all evil deeds WILL be punished at the hands of either Fate or other people]]. This is why [[spoiler:at the end of the series several of the drug dealers, Neo-Nazis, and other gang members end up [[KarmicDeath dead]] (including [[VillainProtagonist Walter White]] himself). If they did survive the series, those involved either had [[CruelMercy nothing to look forward to]] (such as Saul) or [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone have to suffer from guilt for the rest of their lives]] (such as Jesse).]]

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** It also deconstructs the idea that easy money actually exists. Walter's plan to get quick money by getting involved in the meth trade went wrong in many ways, and even when things begin to look good economically for him, FailureIsTheOnlyOption.
** Another theme of the show is that [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty no matter how long it takes, all evil deeds WILL be punished at the hands of either Fate or other people]]. This is why [[spoiler:at the end of the series several of the drug dealers, Neo-Nazis, and other gang members end up [[KarmicDeath dead]] (including [[VillainProtagonist Walter White]] himself). If they did survive the series, those involved they either had [[CruelMercy nothing to look forward to]] (such as Saul) or [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone have to suffer from the guilt from what they were involved in for the rest of their lives]] (such as Jesse).]]
9th Oct '17 5:51:12 PM JJHIL325
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** In "Mistaken Identity", Will and Carlton get arrested by a racist cop who think the boys are driving a stolen car. The episode ends with the message that while most cops are good and honest people who just want to uphold the law and protect others, there are unfortunately several {{Dirty Cop}}s who use their authority to pick on minorities. And no, being BlackAndNerdy isn't gonna help you when you cross paths with those types of people.

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** In "Mistaken Identity", Will and Carlton get arrested by a racist cop who think thinks the boys are driving a stolen car. The episode ends with the message that while most cops police officers are good and honest people who just want to uphold the law and protect others, people, there are unfortunately several {{Dirty Cop}}s who use their authority to pick on minorities. And no, being BlackAndNerdy isn't gonna won't help you when you cross paths with those types of people.
8th Oct '17 7:13:59 PM JJHIL325
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** In "Mistaken Identity", Will and Carlton get arrested by a racist cop who think the boys are driving a stolen car. The episode ends with the message that while most cops are honestly good, upstanding people who just want to uphold the law and protect others, there are unfortunately several {{Dirty Cop}}s who use their authority to pick on minorities. And no, being BlackAndNerdy isn't gonna help you when you're confronted by these types of people.

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** In "Mistaken Identity", Will and Carlton get arrested by a racist cop who think the boys are driving a stolen car. The episode ends with the message that while most cops are honestly good, upstanding good and honest people who just want to uphold the law and protect others, there are unfortunately several {{Dirty Cop}}s who use their authority to pick on minorities. And no, being BlackAndNerdy isn't gonna help you when you're confronted by these you cross paths with those types of people.
8th Oct '17 7:09:11 PM JJHIL325
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* ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' had "Mistaken Identity", where Will and Carlton get arrested by some cops who think the boys are driving a stolen car. The episode ends with the message that while most cops are good, upstanding people who just want to uphold the law, there are unfortunately many cops who are bullies and racists that will use their authority to pick on minorities. And no, being BlackAndNerdy isn't gonna help you when you're confronted by these types of people.

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* ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' had ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir''
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"Mistaken Identity", where Will and Carlton get arrested by some cops a racist cop who think the boys are driving a stolen car. The episode ends with the message that while most cops are honestly good, upstanding people who just want to uphold the law, law and protect others, there are unfortunately many cops several {{Dirty Cop}}s who are bullies and racists that will use their authority to pick on minorities. And no, being BlackAndNerdy isn't gonna help you when you're confronted by these types of people.
2nd Sep '17 7:52:34 AM GrammarNavi
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* PoliceCameraAction, an ITV production, has done this, not once, twice, but four times - in the episodes:

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* PoliceCameraAction, Series/PoliceCameraAction, an ITV production, has done this, not once, twice, but four times - in the episodes:
1st Sep '17 6:49:27 PM kquinn0830
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** "Blood Is Thicker Than Mud" has Carlton rejected from a black fraternity because the pledge leader considers him a "sellout" for being so rich and preppy. Carlton tells him that even if he doesn't display any stereotypically black traits, he's just as black as everyone else and the pledge leader is the real sellout for adhering to the belief that all blacks have to act a certain way.

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** "Blood Is Thicker Than Mud" has Carlton rejected from a black fraternity because the pledge leader considers him a "sellout" for being so rich and preppy. Carlton tells him that even if he doesn't display any stereotypically black traits, he's just as black as everyone else and the pledge leader is the real sellout for adhering to the belief that all blacks have to act a certain way.way and mistreating those who don't despite claiming they all have to stick together.
1st Sep '17 7:15:48 AM jormis29
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* ''Ark II'' has its subtle-as-bricks intro narration:

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* ''Ark II'' ''Series/ArkII'' has its subtle-as-bricks intro narration:
7th Aug '17 4:31:07 PM JJHIL325
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** Another theme of the show is that [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty no matter how long it takes, all evil deeds WILL be punished at the hands of either Fate or other people]]. This is why [[spoiler:at the end of the series several of the drug dealers, Neo-Nazis, and other gang members end up [[KarmicDeath dead]] (including [[VillainProtagonist Walter White]] himself). If they did survive the series, those involved either had [[CruelMercy nothing to look forward to]] (such as Saul) or [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone have to suffer from guilt for the rest of their lives]] (such as Jesse).]]
2nd Aug '17 12:04:29 AM MegaJ
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** ''DegrassiNextClass'' continues the tradition. Despite being buzzwords and rallying points for the "un-PC" movement, the show makes sure to educate that safe spaces and triggers are valid and real. Maya's depression is exacerbated by tragic, violent news stories that she eventually has to avoid in order to get better.
** Also it makes the point about the rigidity of gender roles and how damaging it can be those those who don't conform; see LipstickLesbian Zoe, the genderfluid Yael and even StraightGay Riley back in season 8.
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