History VerySpecialEpisode / LiveActionTV

9th Oct '17 10:53:15 AM Assassin-sensei
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* ''Series/AskThisOldHouse'' on PBS has had a few episodes specifically dealing with one special topic:
** One had a focus entirely on kitchens, because the show got the most mail about kitchen-related matters.
** One dealt with do-it-yourself projects you could do with children.
** An episode in the spring of 2009 dealt with that summer's U.S. government-mandated switch to digital broadcast television and focused on getting an entire neighborhood ready.
** One focused entirely on winter weather, and another dealt with severe weather awareness.
** One focused on renewable energy.
** One dealt with home accessibility, namely outfitting a whole home for an elderly man bound to a wheelchair, and building new steps for a women with prosthetic legs.
4th Oct '17 4:00:52 PM Pichu-kun
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* This is more-or-less the premise of ''3 Nen B Gumi Kinpachi-sensei''. It was a {{Long Runner|s}} that ran for several decades about a middle school PsychologistTeacher dealing with various issues such as child abuse, cancer, gay students, and trans students.

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* This is more-or-less the premise of ''3 Nen B Gumi Kinpachi-sensei''.Series/KinpachiSensei''. It was a {{Long Runner|s}} that ran for several decades about a middle school PsychologistTeacher dealing with various issues such as child abuse, cancer, gay students, and trans students.
4th Oct '17 4:00:11 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' had one where the sub-plot involved Thomas trying to start a relationship with someone who has recently been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. It's not too thick on the coverage, and at the end of the airing there was a PSA from his actor about [=MS=].

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* ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' had one where the sub-plot involved Thomas trying to start a relationship with someone who has recently been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. It's not too thick on the coverage, and at coverage. At the end of the airing there was a PSA from his actor about [=MS=].



* ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'':
** One episode takes the FantasticDrug aspects of the villains' [[TransformationTrinket Gaia Memories]] UpToEleven. It deals with a bunch of teenage runaways sharing a single memory in a way that's very reminiscent of sharing needles. The "actual" memory user says that the power gives them a high and they've been using it to cope with stress. In another episode, [[spoiler:Isaka[=/=]Weather Dopant]] dies from overuse of the Gaia Memories, which is presented very much as an allegory for drug overdose.

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* ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'':
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''Series/KamenRiderDouble'': One episode takes the FantasticDrug aspects of the villains' [[TransformationTrinket Gaia Memories]] UpToEleven. It deals with a bunch of teenage runaways sharing a single memory in a way that's very reminiscent of sharing needles. The "actual" memory user says that the power gives them a high and they've been using it to cope with stress. In another episode, [[spoiler:Isaka[=/=]Weather Dopant]] dies from overuse of the Gaia Memories, which is presented very much as an allegory for drug overdose.



** "Men Are Such Beasts" featured Tony's girlfriend, Denise as a drug addict.

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** "Men Are Such Beasts" featured Tony's girlfriend, Denise Denise, as a drug addict.
22nd Aug '17 4:15:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* The episode of ''Series/OneTreeHill'' where Lucas' estranged friend Jimmy decides to shoot up the school. You'd think it would address the gun control debate, but it really focused on Jimmy's relationship with his friends, which left it somewhat less impactful.

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* The episode of ''Series/OneTreeHill'' where Lucas' estranged friend Jimmy decides to [[AxesAtSchool shoot up the school.school]]. You'd think it would address the gun control debate, but it really focused on Jimmy's relationship with his friends, which left it somewhat less impactful.
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.
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