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18th May '16 3:43:56 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''{{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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* ''{{QI}}'', ''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.
4th May '16 5:06:50 PM KoopaKid17
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* In 1972, Creator/MerrillHeatter and Bob Quigley produced a short-lived game show called ''The Amateur's Guide to Love''. It had a ''Series/CandidCamera''-eqsue premise with a van secretly observing unsuspecting lovers using hidden cameras. If this show was tried today, people would be up in arms about being watched and exploited on national television. The idea of using a van to do so won't sit well due to it [[MistakenForPedophile having other implications these days]].

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* In 1972, Creator/MerrillHeatter and Bob Quigley produced a short-lived game show called ''The Amateur's Guide to Love''. It had a ''Series/CandidCamera''-eqsue premise with a van secretly observing unsuspecting lovers using hidden cameras. If this show was tried today, people would be up in arms about being watched and exploited on national television. The idea of using a van to do so won't sit well due to it [[MistakenForPedophile having other implications implications]] [[PaedoHunt these days]].
2nd May '16 10:23:53 PM sotnosen95
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* ''Series/{{Maury}}'' never does their shows where the audience tries to find out a trans persons or crossdressers sex anymore, likely due to changing views on LGBTQ people.

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* ''Series/{{Maury}}'' never does their shows where the audience tries to find out a trans persons person's or crossdressers crossdresser's sex anymore, likely due to changing views on LGBTQ people.
2nd May '16 12:20:25 PM Kid
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*** This show was particularly upsetting to most viewers because of its ridiculous use of HollywoodGenetics. Supposedly a race was unable to 'evolve' because of another species, and that species was 'evolving' to die out. A passing understanding of genetics showed how foolish it was, making the choose to let a race die out so the other can 'evolve', somehow, seem all the more insane.

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*** This show was particularly upsetting to most viewers because of its ridiculous use of HollywoodGenetics. Supposedly a race was unable to 'evolve' because of another species, and that species was 'evolving' to die out. A passing understanding of genetics showed how foolish it was, making the choose choice to let a race die out so the other can 'evolve', somehow, seem all the more insane.
2nd May '16 12:18:09 PM Kid
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** All the more interesting when you consider an earlier segment, which features far more jokes at the expense of the Japanese accent and culture, if anything you would expect that segment to have offended Japanese people, but instead a far milder one caused controversy, despite mainly discussing how extraordinary it was that the Japanese trains were running the day after Hiroshima, which the panellists said would never happen in London.

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** All the more interesting when you consider an earlier segment, which features far more jokes at the expense of the Japanese accent and culture, if culture. If anything you would expect that segment to have offended Japanese people, but instead a far milder one caused controversy, despite mainly discussing how extraordinary it was that the Japanese trains were running the day after Hiroshima, which the panellists said would never happen in London.
2nd May '16 12:12:15 PM Kid
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* ''Series/{{Maury}}'' never does their shows where the audience tries to find out a trans persons or crossdressers sex anymore, likely due to changing views on lgbtq people.

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* ''Series/{{Maury}}'' never does their shows where the audience tries to find out a trans persons or crossdressers sex anymore, likely due to changing views on lgbtq LGBTQ people.
2nd May '16 12:08:54 PM Kid
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2nd May '16 12:05:41 PM Kid
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* ''Series/InspectorRex'' is an Austrian cop show with a HeroicDog and a massive amount of MoodWhiplash, and some relatively harsh crimes (murder, sexual violence, even child porn in once instance). Not to mention a certain amount of swearing (German translations of "shit" and "asshole", for example) and quite a lot of nudity of the not-so-innocent variety, i.e. peep-shows, pornos on TV, etc. The show, at least in Austria, was very popular by elementary school children. To be fair, though, the violence wasn't very graphic (it aired a couple of years before ''CSI'').

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* ''Series/InspectorRex'' is an Austrian cop show with a HeroicDog and a massive amount of MoodWhiplash, and some relatively harsh crimes (murder, sexual violence, even child porn in once instance). Not to mention a certain amount of swearing (German translations of "shit" and "asshole", for example) and quite a lot of nudity of the not-so-innocent variety, i.e. peep-shows, pornos on TV, etc. The show, at least in Austria, was very popular by with elementary school children. To be fair, though, the violence wasn't very graphic (it aired a couple of years before ''CSI'').
2nd May '16 12:02:27 PM Kid
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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 by Onizuka telling her she looked cuter in a skirt, but still....

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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 bit[[note]]Or maybe made ''worse''[[/note]] by Onizuka telling her she looked cuter in a skirt, but still....
2nd May '16 11:57:11 AM Kid
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* Any sitcom by Creator/DanSchneider could qualify, since in everyone of them he shows scenes in which nerds are tortured for laughs. While this would go well in the US and UK due to the negative stereotypes attached to nerds there it would be BlackComedy to someone in places such as the Netherlands, where the nerd stereotype, although decently known, is not nearly seen as as bad as the ones that are commonly said in the US and UK. Inversely, there are also shows in those regions that pretend to appeal to nerds when they have a much larger demographic in mind (this is especially common in edutainment shows there, due to "nerds" being often associated with "science genius"). It could become quite difficult for someone in the US and UK to recognize that such a show has a demographic of not only nerds, but normal people as well.

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* Any sitcom by Creator/DanSchneider could qualify, since in everyone every one of them he shows scenes in which nerds are tortured for laughs. While this would go well in the US and UK due to the negative stereotypes attached to nerds there it would be BlackComedy to someone in places such as the Netherlands, where the nerd stereotype, although decently known, is not nearly seen as as bad as the ones that are commonly said in the US and UK. Inversely, there are also shows in those regions that pretend to appeal to nerds when they have a much larger demographic in mind (this is especially common in edutainment shows there, due to "nerds" being often associated with "science genius"). It could become quite difficult for someone in the US and UK to recognize that such a show has a demographic of not only nerds, but normal people as well.
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