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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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* ''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.
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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.
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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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** "The Last Noelle", in which Titus goes to the funeral of his first girlfriend -- an abusive, manipulative woman named Noelle -- and discovers that the only reason he ever liked her -- and dated many women who were either unfaithful or mentally deranged -- was because he was [[FreudWasRight secretly attracted to women who acted like his mom]].

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** "The Last Noelle", in which Titus goes to the funeral of his first girlfriend -- an abusive, manipulative woman named Noelle -- and discovers that the only reason he ever liked her -- and dated many women who were either unfaithful or mentally deranged -- was because he was [[FreudWasRight secretly attracted to women who acted like his mom]].mom.
19th Dec '16 10:00:33 AM Discar
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** The most {{Anvilicious}} episode of them all: The one where Eddie is chastised by ''every one of his gym classmates'' for [[AManIsNotAVirgin still being a virgin]].

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** The most {{Anvilicious}} episode of them all: The one where Eddie is chastised by ''every one of his gym classmates'' for [[AManIsNotAVirgin [[VirginShaming still being a virgin]].



** Carlton nearly becomes a victim of [[TheBabyTrap paternity fraud]] because he's too afraid to [[AManIsNotAVirgin admit he's a virgin]].

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** Carlton nearly becomes a victim of [[TheBabyTrap paternity fraud]] because he's too afraid to [[AManIsNotAVirgin admit he's a virgin]].virgin.
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** The 2001 parade was held only a couple of months after 9/11.
** The 2005 parade was a tribute to the city of New Orleans after it had been hit by Hurricane Katrina.

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** The 2001 parade was held only a couple of months after 9/11.
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.



** An episode made in response to the 9/11 attacks 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 on 9/11.

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** An episode made in response to the 9/11 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 on 9/11.as a result of the attacks.



* ''Series/TheWestWing'': "Isaac and Ishmael" explored racism against Arabs and South Asians in the wake of 9/11, similar to ''Series/TwentyFour''. A staff member has the same name as a terrorist, and Leo and the Secret Service interrogate the heck out of him. When it turns out he's innocent, he gives Leo a big TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.

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* ''Series/TheWestWing'': "Isaac and Ishmael" explored racism against Arabs and South Asians after the attacks in the wake of 9/11, city, similar to ''Series/TwentyFour''. A staff member has the same name as a terrorist, and Leo and the Secret Service interrogate the heck out of him. When it turns out he's innocent, he gives Leo a big TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.



* ''Series/{{Zoom}}'' has two 9/11-related VSE's, entitled "America's Kids Respond" and "America's Kids Remember".

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* ''Series/{{Zoom}}'' has two 9/11-related VSE's, 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/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' often parodied this. One episode had Sabrina developing an addiction that she had to get over cold turkey. Said addiction was to pancakes.

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* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' often parodied this. One episode had Sabrina developing an addiction that she had to get over cold turkey. [[ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin Said addiction was to pancakes.pancakes, which to witches is as addictive as any real drugs.]]



* ''Series/TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager'' is practically a Very Special Series, though some episodes are very centered on a specific "issue", including:
** One episode has everyone get a fake ID to go to the teen wedding, followed by an episode about illegal underage marriage.
** Two episodes dealt with ([[GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion almost]]) abortion, and another deals with STD testing. And every episode ends with a message telling teens to talk to their parents about sex and avoiding teen pregnancy (later replaced with a sexual abuse help hotline message).

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* ''Series/TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager'' is practically a Very Special Series, though some episodes are very centered on a specific "issue", including:
** One episode has everyone get a fake ID to go
to the teen wedding, followed by an episode about illegal underage marriage.
** Two episodes dealt with ([[GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion almost]]) abortion, and another deals with STD testing. And
point where every episode ends with a message telling teens to talk to their parents about sex and avoiding teen pregnancy (later replaced with a sexual abuse help hotline message).message). However, some episodes are very centered on a specific issue, including:
** One episode has everyone get a fake ID to go to the teen wedding. This was followed by an episode about illegal underage marriage.
** Two episodes dealt with ([[GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion almost]]) abortion.
** Another deals with STD testing.



** The groundbreaking 1983 episode where Big Bird learns of Mr. Hooper's death and has to understand that his friend is never coming back. Notable for averting NeverSayDie on a show for very young children, it was lauded by the Daytime Emmys as "very special" even by the usual standards of the trope. The show dealt with the topic again for a primetime PBS special called ''When Families Grieve''.

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** The groundbreaking 1983 episode where Big Bird learns of Mr. Hooper's death and has to understand that his friend is never coming back. Notable for averting NeverSayDie on a show for very young children, it was lauded by the Daytime Emmys as "very special" even by the usual standards of the trope. trope.
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The show dealt with the topic again for a primetime PBS special called ''When Families Grieve''.Grieve'' during TheNewTens.



** The show tried dealing with divorce twice, but it's a particularly tricky subject to explain to young children. The first saw an episode produced where Snuffy deals with his parents' divorce; after negative test screenings, it [[MissingEpisode was never aired]]. The second did air years later, and it involved Abby Cadabby revealing that her parents were divorced; the fact that she still gets to see them both and was on good terms with them softened the blow.

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** The show tried dealing with divorce twice, but it's a particularly tricky subject to explain to young children. The first saw an episode produced where Snuffy deals with his parents' divorce; after negative test screenings, it [[MissingEpisode was never aired]].aired and remains lost to this day]]. The second did air years later, and it involved Abby Cadabby revealing that her parents were divorced; the fact that she still gets to see them both and was on good terms with them softened the blow.



** One educational kit was specifically for kids with incarcerated parents.

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** One educational kit was created specifically for kids with incarcerated parents.
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* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' had a moral in almost every episode, and it occasionally strayed into VSE territory. A bizarre one featured Sabrina battling an addiction to ''pancakes'' (which, according to how witches function on the show, is considered as addictive as any drug).

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* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' often parodied this. One episode had a moral in almost every episode, and it occasionally strayed into VSE territory. A bizarre one featured Sabrina battling developing an addiction that she had to ''pancakes'' (which, according get over cold turkey. Said addiction was to how witches function on the show, is considered as addictive as any drug).pancakes.



** Zack's duck Becky is killed by an oil spill.

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** Zack's duck Becky is killed by One where an oil spill.company starts drilling on school grounds, and a spill kills the animals in the pond.



** Several, one of which actually has a DownerEnding.

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** Several, one of which actually One on unhealthy eating, where the school dinners start getting supplied by a fast food company. Raven has a DownerEnding.vision of the students getting fat from eating too much of it, and gives a speech on eating healthy diets.
** "There Goes The Bride" is borderline, since it has a DownerEnding where Devon moves away for good.
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