History SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped / WesternAnimation

16th Dec '16 9:12:56 PM LinTaylor
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** "Transnational Amusements Presents: Peggy's Magic Sex Feet": Peggy gets depressed after a creep insults her larger-than-normal feet, which prompts Bobby to deliver this excellent response:
-->'''Bobby:''' Mom, I'm fat. But big deal. I don't feel bad about it, and you never made me feel bad about it. And just because there are people out there who want me to feel bad about it doesn't mean I have to. So Bobby Hill's fat. He's also funny, he's nice, he's got a lot of friends, a girlfriend. And if you don't mind, I think I'll go outside right now and squirt her with water. What are ''you'' going to do?
*** "The Peggy Horror Picture Show" has a similar message, with Peggy's drag queen friend assuring her that being a woman is about more than just being a thin supermodel, and that traits like self-confidence and courage are far more important than looks.
13th Dec '16 3:33:15 PM Kitschensyngk
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** "Dungeons, Dungeons, and More Dungeons: You don't have to like or play something someone else likes or plays. However, that still doesn't give you the right to mock them for liking it either. Especially notable, as it subverts the average "Try It and You'll Like It" {{Aesop}}

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** "Dungeons, Dungeons, and More Dungeons: Dungeons": You don't have to like or play something someone else likes or plays. However, that still doesn't give you the right to mock them for liking it either. Especially notable, as it subverts the average "Try It "try it and You'll Like It" {{Aesop}}you'll like it" {{Aesop}}.



** "The Last Mabelcorn": Don't just blindly take the word of someone who tells you to your face that you're a bad person. Sometimes having good intentions is just as important as doing good deeds.

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** "The Last Mabelcorn": Don't just blindly take the word of someone who tells you to your face that you're a bad person. Sometimes having When it comes to being a good person, sometimes good intentions is are just as important as doing good deeds.
13th Dec '16 3:24:53 PM Kitschensyngk
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** "The Last Mabelcorn": Don't just blindly take the word of someone who tells you to your face that you're a bad person. Sometimes acting selflessly and having good intentions is just as important as trying to do good deeds all the time.

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** "The Last Mabelcorn": Don't just blindly take the word of someone who tells you to your face that you're a bad person. Sometimes acting selflessly and having good intentions is just as important as trying to do doing good deeds all the time.deeds.
13th Dec '16 1:25:23 PM Kitschensyngk
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** "The Last Mabelcorn": Don't just blindly take the word of someone who tells you to your face that you're a bad person. Sometimes acting selflessly and having good intentions is important enough to make you good.

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** "The Last Mabelcorn": Don't just blindly take the word of someone who tells you to your face that you're a bad person. Sometimes acting selflessly and having good intentions is just as important enough as trying to make you good.do good deeds all the time.
13th Dec '16 1:21:43 PM Kitschensyngk
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** "The Last Mabelcorn": Don't just blindly take the word of someone who tells you to your face that you're a bad person. Sometimes acting selflessly and having good intentions is important enough.

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** "The Last Mabelcorn": Don't just blindly take the word of someone who tells you to your face that you're a bad person. Sometimes acting selflessly and having good intentions is important enough.enough to make you good.
13th Dec '16 1:20:26 PM Kitschensyngk
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** "The Last Mabelcorn": Don't just blindly take the word of someone who tells you to your face that you're a bad person. Sometimes acting selflessly and having good intentions is important enough.
13th Dec '16 1:13:05 PM Kitschensyngk
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* The 1972 Peanuts TV special ''You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown'' is based off a series of strips from October 1964 in which Linus runs for school president. Linus becomes a messianic figure in the election, making a number of outrageous campaign promises such as doing away with kindergarten graduations, demanding wage increases for faculty, and welcoming dogs on school grounds. [[spoiler: At the end, despite nearly blowing the election by talking about the Great Pumpkin during one of his speeches, he wins by one vote (his opponent's vote, to be exact). At the end, Sally, who was counting on Linus to do something about the door to her locker that she couldn't open, takes him to the principal to talk about his platform, where he is grimly reminded that he's still a student and has no real power whatsoever. Sally accuses him of selling out and storms off, kicking one of the locker doors as she goes--and managing to open it.]] Basically, it teaches that political candidates can promise you the world but don't always deliver, and sometimes you're better off solving your own problems rather then relying on other people to fix everything for you.

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* The 1972 Peanuts TV special ''You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown'' is based off a series of strips from October 1964 in which Linus runs for school president. Linus becomes a messianic figure in the election, making a number of outrageous campaign promises such as doing away with kindergarten graduations, demanding wage increases for faculty, and welcoming dogs on school grounds. [[spoiler: At the end, despite nearly blowing the election by talking about the Great Pumpkin during one of his speeches, he wins by one vote (his opponent's vote, to be exact). At the end, Sally, who was counting on Linus to do something about the door to her locker that she couldn't open, takes him to the principal to talk about his platform, where he is grimly reminded that he's still a student and has no real power whatsoever. Sally accuses him of selling out and storms off, kicking one of the locker doors as she goes--and managing to open it.]] Basically, it teaches that political candidates can promise you the world but don't always deliver, and sometimes you're better off solving your own problems rather then than relying on other people to fix everything for you.
13th Dec '16 1:12:33 PM Kitschensyngk
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* The 1972 Peanuts TV special ''You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown'' is based off a series of strips from October 1964 in which Linus runs for school president. Linus becomes a messianic figure in the election, making a number of outrageous campaign promises such as doing away with kindergarten graduations, demanding wage increases for faculty, and welcoming dogs on school grounds. [[spoiler: At the end, despite nearly blowing the election by talking about the Great Pumpkin during one of his speeches, he wins by one vote (his opponent's vote, to be exact). At the end, Sally, who was counting on Linus to do something about the door to her locker that she couldn't open, takes him to the principal to talk about his platform, where he is grimly reminded that he's still a student and has no real power whatsoever. Sally accuses him of selling out and storms off, kicking one of the locker doors as she goes--and managing to open it.]] Basically, it teaches that political candidates can promise you the world but don't always deliver, and sometimes you're better off solving your own problems.

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* The 1972 Peanuts TV special ''You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown'' is based off a series of strips from October 1964 in which Linus runs for school president. Linus becomes a messianic figure in the election, making a number of outrageous campaign promises such as doing away with kindergarten graduations, demanding wage increases for faculty, and welcoming dogs on school grounds. [[spoiler: At the end, despite nearly blowing the election by talking about the Great Pumpkin during one of his speeches, he wins by one vote (his opponent's vote, to be exact). At the end, Sally, who was counting on Linus to do something about the door to her locker that she couldn't open, takes him to the principal to talk about his platform, where he is grimly reminded that he's still a student and has no real power whatsoever. Sally accuses him of selling out and storms off, kicking one of the locker doors as she goes--and managing to open it.]] Basically, it teaches that political candidates can promise you the world but don't always deliver, and sometimes you're better off solving your own problems.problems rather then relying on other people to fix everything for you.
13th Dec '16 1:05:03 PM Kitschensyngk
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** "Northwest Mansion Mystery": Just because you have such a despicable upbringing doesn't mean you're doomed to follow in the footsteps of your abusers. It's never too late to change your ways.

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** "Northwest Mansion Mystery": Just because you have such a despicable upbringing doesn't mean you're doomed to follow in the footsteps of your abusers.family's footsteps. It's never too late to change your ways.
2nd Dec '16 5:23:44 AM Jice_Wumpkin
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' takes the anvil to racism, how it is ingrained into society even when people claim it's gone, and ''why'' it is bad and drops it none too subtly. However, it shows the racist attitudes as going ''both'' ways rather than outright ''vindicating'' the [[spoiler: anti-Predator bigots]] or [[spoiler: the prey bigots]]. Given that race is a particularly hot button issue even in 2016, it's probably safe to say that it wouldn't have been nearly as effective if it played out any less heavily.
** It also drops a small anvil on the idea of HeroInsurance: [[spoiler: The mayor had entirely understandable reasons why he wanted to keep the feral outbreak quiet, and was honestly trying to help the victims and protect his city. He also covered up a potential public health emergency, illegally abducted the victims and kept their friends and families in the dark about their fates, and still remains in jail for that even when the real BigBad is revealed.]]
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