History ValuesDissonance / LiveActionTV

25th Sep '16 10:43:09 AM TotalDramaRox97
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** One episode had Feeny scheduling 3 exams on the same day in order to get people studying harder. The class stresses out and start studying to borderline burnout (bar Cory and Shawn who procrastinate). Mr. Turner and the ids try to get him to spread the dates out a little bit so its not such a stress on them. In the end, they learn Feeny was right to put the test so close together because now they know the material rather than just memorizing it for the test. While the aesop of having to learn something rather than just remember it from the test is good, Feeny's actions of putting the tests so close together ages very poorly as in recent years stress levels, burnouts, and self harm incidents related to schoolwork has increased exponentially in high school students and studies have proven this type of stress is detrimental to their mental healh.
17th Sep '16 10:32:01 PM Furienna
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** The show presents an uncomfortably realistic view of the morality and ethics of warfare that would seem objectionable to audience members. Almost all of the main characters are shown doing underhanded deeds in the name of victory. Up to and including [[spoiler: atttempted genocide on the part of the Federation.]]

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** The show presents an uncomfortably realistic view of the morality and ethics of warfare that would seem objectionable to audience members. Almost all of the main characters are shown doing underhanded deeds in the name of victory. Up to and including [[spoiler: atttempted attempted genocide on the part of the Federation.]]
17th Sep '16 10:23:52 PM Furienna
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* ''Series/{{QI}}'', a British panel show, had an episode discussing a man from Japan who survived both bombings - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnTaqBnNLUU a man who took a train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki just in time for the second blast]]. Most Brits wouldn't have thought twice about it. Interesting figures from even the grisliest chapters of history are routinely discussed, lampooned, and milked for laughs on the show, all in the name of being interesting. To British people, it's actually quite cosy comedy, and the clip no more harmful than anything else they've broadcast. Some Japanese media networks, however, disagreed, and the very existence of such a conversation - not broadcast in Japan, incidentally - was reported as an abomination, as it broke a cultural taboo. To some of the people of Japan, the subject's off-limits to the whole universe. To the UK, it's just quite interesting. It should, however, be pointed out that there are plenty of people from Japan commenting on that video that they don't see what the fuss is about.

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* ''Series/{{QI}}'', a British panel show, had an episode discussing a man from Japan who survived both bombings - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnTaqBnNLUU a man who took a train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki just in time for the second blast]]. Most Brits wouldn't have thought twice about it. Interesting figures from even the grisliest chapters of history are routinely discussed, lampooned, and milked for laughs on the show, all in the name of being interesting. To British people, it's actually quite cosy comedy, and the clip no more harmful than anything else they've broadcast. Some Japanese media networks, networks disagreed however, disagreed, and the very existence of such a conversation - not broadcast in Japan, incidentally - was reported as an abomination, as it broke a cultural taboo. To some of the people of Japan, the subject's off-limits to the whole universe. To the UK, it's just quite interesting. It should, however, be pointed out that there are plenty of people from Japan commenting on that video that they don't see what the fuss is about.
17th Sep '16 10:13:08 PM Furienna
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* ''Series/{{Mastermind}}'' is a popular UK quiz show, where people really have to study to be able to answer questions. Only the person who makes it through the first round, the semi-finals and wins the finals gets a prize: an engraved glass. Little time is spend on the candidate him/herself. In the Netherlands, not far from the UK, the format completely flopped. The public was upset that non-winners didn't get anything, and they wanted more details of the candidates' personal lives.

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* ''Series/{{Mastermind}}'' is a popular UK quiz show, where people really have to study to be able to answer questions. Only the person who makes it through the first round, the semi-finals and wins the finals gets a prize: an engraved glass. Little time is spend spent on the candidate him/herself. In the Netherlands, not far from the UK, the format completely flopped. The public was upset that non-winners didn't get anything, and they wanted more details of the candidates' personal lives.
17th Sep '16 9:56:48 PM Furienna
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* ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'' features a scene where Onizuka, in classic episode-climax speech style, tells his coworker Fuyutsuki essentially that it's her fault that another coworker drugged her and tried to rape her because she was leading him on. Fuyutsuki comes to school the next day in slacks instead of her usual business skirt. The UnfortunateImplications are toned down a bit[[note]]Or maybe made ''worse''[[/note]] by Onizuka telling her she looked cuter in a skirt, but still....
* ''Series/{{Gunsmoke}}'' had one episode in which Quint and Festus have to go to the next town over to buy supplies while playing a game of one-upsmanship on one another. While having a drinking contest at a saloon, and the inevitable BarBrawl that followed, they meet a lovely young saloon girl who promptly (and separately) seduces both of them, telling them of an evil man chasing her and convinces them to take her with them back to Dodge. Along the way, the man catches up to them; he is apparently domestically abusive, saying the longer she resists coming back with him the more he'll "whoop" on her. Quint and Festus stand up to him, and despite normally being portrayed as decent fighters, get their asses handed to them. Eventually the girl turns on them(saying that two on one is cheating) and gleefully goes back into the arms of her lover, telling the two "It's not so bad; I really do love him! And he doesn't whoop on me too bad!" This was PlayedForLaughs.

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* ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'' features a scene where Onizuka, in classic episode-climax speech style, tells his coworker Fuyutsuki essentially that it's her fault that another coworker drugged her and tried to rape her because she was leading him on. Fuyutsuki comes to school the next day in slacks instead of her usual business skirt. The UnfortunateImplications are toned down a bit[[note]]Or maybe made ''worse''[[/note]] by Onizuka telling her she looked cuter in a skirt, but still....
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* ''Series/{{Gunsmoke}}'' had one episode in which Quint and Festus have to go to the next town over to buy supplies while playing a game of one-upsmanship on one another. While having a drinking contest at a saloon, and the inevitable BarBrawl that followed, they meet a lovely young saloon girl who promptly (and separately) seduces both of them, telling them of an evil man chasing her and convinces them to take her with them back to Dodge. Along the way, the man catches up to them; he is apparently domestically abusive, saying the longer she resists coming back with him the more he'll "whoop" on her. Quint and Festus stand up to him, and despite normally being portrayed as decent fighters, get their asses handed to them. Eventually the girl turns on them(saying them (saying that two on one is cheating) and gleefully goes back into the arms of her lover, telling the two "It's not so bad; I really do love him! And he doesn't whoop on me too bad!" This was PlayedForLaughs.
17th Sep '16 9:55:07 PM Furienna
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17th Sep '16 9:44:36 PM Furienna
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** Everyone in-universe is aghast at the idea of a 40-year-old man living with his parents, and act as if it's the most embarrassing and pathetic thing a man could do...except that in many cultures (including some minority communities in the U.S.), it's considered perfectly normal (and often fully ''expected'') for the eldest child to do this.

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** Everyone in-universe is aghast at the idea of a 40-year-old man living with his parents, and act as if it's the most embarrassing and pathetic thing a man could do... except that in many cultures (including some minority communities in the U.S.), it's considered perfectly normal (and often fully ''expected'') for the eldest child to do this.
17th Sep '16 9:39:33 PM Furienna
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* ''Series/DegrassiHigh'': Michelle's character arc no longer plays remotely like it did in 1990. She moves out of her house at age 16 to escape a reactionary father who doesn't want her to go out with friends after school, or to date (especially not a black boy). She has mixed feelings about him -- he's a bully, but he means well and he has trouble changing his old-fashioned ways. Eighteen years later, when the standards of what's acceptable for American and Canadian teens have changed, he seems utterly evil, and his attempts to make peace seem like a ManipulativeBastard softening her up for the kill.

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* ''Series/DegrassiHigh'': Michelle's character arc no longer plays remotely like it did in 1990. She moves out of her house at age 16 to escape a reactionary father who doesn't want her to go out with friends after school, or to date (especially not a black boy). She has mixed feelings about him -- - he's a bully, but he means well and he has trouble changing his old-fashioned ways. Eighteen years later, when the standards of what's acceptable for American and Canadian teens have changed, he seems utterly evil, and his attempts to make peace seem like a ManipulativeBastard softening her up for the kill.
17th Sep '16 9:34:32 PM Furienna
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** All the females in the show were afraid of mice- even tough Dona Florinda and tomboy Chilindrina. By the 1970s, in the USA, this was no longer the norm- as evidenced by an episode of the Brady Bunch, where Cindy and Emma are clearly not afraid of mice. But in Mexico it was still common thought at the time that all women were afraid of mice simply because of their gender.

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** All the females in the show were afraid of mice- mice - even tough Dona Florinda and tomboy Chilindrina. By the 1970s, in the USA, this was no longer the norm- norm - as evidenced by an episode of the Brady Bunch, where Cindy and Emma are clearly not afraid of mice. But in Mexico it was still common thought at the time that all women were afraid of mice simply because of their gender.
17th Sep '16 9:26:51 PM Furienna
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** The Season 4 episode "Bobby's Hero," where at the beginning of the episode, Mike and Carol are called to the school after Bobby (off-screen) brought a toy gun to school and was playing outlaw Jesse James, annoying and harassing classmates by "holding them hostage." Indeed, as late as the 1970s and even into the 1980s, bringing a toy gun -- while a definite no-no -- got the culprit off with little more than a stern warning to never do it again. Today, Mike and Carol would be fighting a losing battle to keep Bobby in school, let alone get him enrolled in even any alternative school.

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** The Season 4 episode "Bobby's Hero," where at the beginning of the episode, Mike and Carol are called to the school after Bobby (off-screen) brought a toy gun to school and was playing outlaw Jesse James, annoying and harassing classmates by "holding them hostage." Indeed, as late as the 1970s and even into the 1980s, bringing a toy gun -- - while a definite no-no -- - got the culprit off with little more than a stern warning to never do it again. Today, Mike and Carol would be fighting a losing battle to keep Bobby in school, let alone get him enrolled in even any alternative school.
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