History VerySpecialEpisode / LiveActionTV

21st Jul '17 9:27:30 PM supernintendo128
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** "Bad Timing", the safe sex episode, was perhaps the most notable as it was not only one of the first sitcoms to touch on the topic of safe sex, but also marked the first primetime usage of the word "condom". As such, ContentWarnings aired before the episode and during ads for it, as well as before commercials for birth-control products and safe sex [=PSAs=]. It was also the only official video release of the show, distributed exclusively to teachers and health educators, because it discussed safe sex so well that it was deemed appropriate for school discussions.

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** "Bad Timing", the safe sex episode, was perhaps the most notable as it was not only one of the first sitcoms to touch on the topic of safe sex, but also marked the first primetime usage of the word "condom". As such, ContentWarnings aired before the episode and during ads for it, as well as before commercials for birth-control products and safe sex [=PSAs=]. It was also the only official video release of the show, distributed exclusively to teachers and health educators, because [[TropesAreNotBad it discussed safe sex so well that it was deemed appropriate for school discussions.]]
21st Jul '17 9:24:48 PM supernintendo128
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** An episode about Oliver having diabetes had to be drastically retooled before being aired, since the original was [[CluelessAesop inaccurate]] and had some offensive jokes about diabetics.

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** An episode about Oliver having diabetes had to be drastically retooled before being aired, since the original was [[CluelessAesop inaccurate]] and had some [[DudeNotFunny offensive jokes jokes]] about diabetics.
16th Jul '17 8:42:34 AM TomSFox
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** "Archie and the KKK," where Archie runs into an old buddy, who invites him to the Kweens Kouncil of Krusaders. Archie doesn't get (at first) that said organization is actually the local Klu Klux Klan chapter taking on a very-misleading name. Not only does Archie get a chance to reflect on his own viewpoints about people with backgrounds or ethnicities outside his comfort zone, it showed viewers that Archie does have a touch of decency in him and that his views reflected the times in which he grew up, not pure racism. In the end, Archie thwarts a planned cross-burning when he realizes that Mike is the target of the intended act.

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** "Archie and the KKK," where Archie runs into an old buddy, who invites him to the Kweens Kouncil of Krusaders. Archie doesn't get (at first) that said organization is actually the local Klu Klux Klan chapter taking on a very-misleading very misleading name. Not only does Archie get a chance to reflect on his own viewpoints about people with backgrounds or ethnicities outside his comfort zone, it showed viewers that Archie does have a touch of decency in him and that his views reflected the times in which he grew up, not pure racism. In the end, Archie thwarts a planned cross-burning when he realizes that Mike is the target of the intended act.
8th Jun '17 7:05:32 AM jormis29
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** In one episode in particular, Jon Lovitz plays a restaurant manager who smokes a joint before interviewing Monica for a job with his restaurant. His behavior [[MarijuanaIsLSD certainly isn't that of somebody who smoked a marijuana cigarette.]]

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** In one episode in particular, Jon Lovitz Creator/JonLovitz plays a restaurant manager who smokes a joint before interviewing Monica for a job with his restaurant. His behavior [[MarijuanaIsLSD certainly isn't that of somebody who smoked a marijuana cigarette.]]
20th May '17 5:47:09 PM nombretomado
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* ''WaterlooRoad'' does a few of these, complete with the phone number to call at the end of the show, but the acting is generally good enough to get away with it. The first season's VerySpecialEpisode about homophobic bullying was nominated for an award by a major gay rights organisation.

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* ''WaterlooRoad'' ''Series/WaterlooRoad'' does a few of these, complete with the phone number to call at the end of the show, but the acting is generally good enough to get away with it. The first season's VerySpecialEpisode about homophobic bullying was nominated for an award by a major gay rights organisation.
15th Feb '17 8:32:00 PM tvstratus
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* A Season 5 episode of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' entitled "Spectre of the Gun" provided views for both sides of the gun control debate, and gun violence itself is treated far more seriously than in any of its past episodes.
27th Jan '17 5:09:37 PM twilicorn
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* ''Series/{{Blackish}}'' is practically a Very Special Series, with episodes tackling everything from [GayAesop coming out]] to gun control to NWordPrivileges, but "Hope", their episode about [[RippedFromTheHeadlines police brutality]] is notable in that it was even advertised as such.

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* ''Series/{{Blackish}}'' is practically a Very Special Series, with episodes tackling everything from [GayAesop [[ComingOutStory coming out]] to gun control to [[ADateWithRosiePalms masturbation]] to NWordPrivileges, but "Hope", their episode about [[RippedFromTheHeadlines police brutality]] brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement]], is notable in that it was even advertised as such.such. Given its mostly black cast, many episodes dealt with racial identity and prejudice.
** "Lemonade" is another notable one, where one of Dre's coworkers is revealed to be a Trump voter, and said voter actually explains her logic in doing so.
27th Jan '17 5:00:03 PM twilicorn
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* ''Series/{{Zoom}}'': The 1999-2005 revival has not one, but two VSE's related to the events of 9/11 and TheWarOnTerror. They were entitled "America's Kids Respond" and "America's Kids Remember".

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* ''Series/{{Zoom}}'': The 1999-2005 revival has not one, but two VSE's Very Special Zoom Chat segments related to the events of 9/11 and TheWarOnTerror. They were entitled "America's Kids Respond" and "America's Kids Remember".
25th Jan '17 11:03:09 AM twilicorn
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** An episode made in response to the attacks in the city of New York in the state of New York, has Elmo becoming traumatized after a fire at Hooper's Store. The adults then arrange a meeting with some RealLife firefighters, who remind Elmo that there is nothing to worry about. The firefighters dedicated their appearance to a fellow comrade who died as a result of the attacks.

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** An episode made in response to the attacks 9/11 terrorist attack in the city ''Sesame Street''[='=]s hometown of New York in the state of New York, has Elmo becoming traumatized after a fire at Hooper's Store. The adults then arrange a meeting with some RealLife firefighters, who remind Elmo that there is nothing to worry about. The firefighters dedicated their appearance to a fellow comrade who died as a result of the attacks. on that day.
24th Jan '17 5:06:34 PM twilicorn
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* ''Series/{{Blackish}}'' had one about [[RippedFromTheHeadlines police brutality]] that was even advertised as such.

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* ''Series/{{Blackish}}'' had one is practically a Very Special Series, with episodes tackling everything from [GayAesop coming out]] to gun control to NWordPrivileges, but "Hope", their episode about [[RippedFromTheHeadlines police brutality]] is notable in that it was even advertised as such.



** The 1990 parade included a tribute to the recently-deceased Creator/JimHenson. The 2003 parade was a similar tribute to Creator/BobHope.
** The 2001 parade was held only a couple of months after the city where the parades were usually held (the city of New York in the state of New York) was attacked by airplanes.
** The 2005 parade was a tribute to the city of New Orleans in the state of Louisiana after it had been hit by Hurricane Katrina.

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** The 1990 parade included a tribute to the recently-deceased Creator/JimHenson. The 2003 parade was featured a similar tribute to Creator/BobHope.
** The 2001 parade might be the most special of them all, and not just for the fact that it was held only a couple of months after the city where World Trade Center bombing, which happened in the parades were usually held (the city parade's location of New York in City. Giving the state "very special" factor a little extra bit of New York) poignancy, [[MilestoneCelebration that year marked the parade's 75th anniversary]]. Media took special notice to this, and billed it the parade's "coming out" after the tragedy that was attacked by airplanes.
still fresh in everyone's minds. Even today it's considered one of the event's proudest moments.
** The 2005 parade was featured a tribute to the city of New Orleans in the state of Louisiana after it (along with many other parts of Louisiana) had been hit by Hurricane Katrina.



* ''Series/{{Zoom}}'' has two VSEs related to the aerial attacks that occurred in the city of New York in the state of New York and the city of Arlington in the state of Virginia in 2001 entitled "America's Kids Respond" and "America's Kids Remember".

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* ''Series/{{Zoom}}'' ''Series/{{Zoom}}'': The 1999-2005 revival has not one, but two VSEs VSE's related to the aerial attacks that occurred in the city events of New York in the state of New York 9/11 and the city of Arlington in the state of Virginia in 2001 TheWarOnTerror. They were entitled "America's Kids Respond" and "America's Kids Remember".
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