History VerySpecialEpisode / LiveActionTV

12th May '16 10:48:55 AM HBICece
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* ''Series/{{Blackish}}'' had one about [[RippedFromTheHeadlines race riots]].

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* ''Series/{{Blackish}}'' had one about [[RippedFromTheHeadlines race riots]].police brutality]].
10th May '16 11:28:18 PM erforce
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* "The Good Wound" from ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' obliquely dealt with spousal abuse.



* ''TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager'' is practically a Very Special Series, though some episodes are very centered on a specific "issue". To name just a few examples: The episode where everyone gets a fake ID so they can go to the teen wedding (this was followed by an episode that was kinda about illegal underage marriage), two ([[GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion almost]]) abortion episodes, and an episode about STD testing.

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* ''TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager'' ''Series/TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager'' is practically a Very Special Series, though some episodes are very centered on a specific "issue". To name just a few examples: The episode where everyone gets a fake ID so they can go to the teen wedding (this was followed by an episode that was kinda about illegal underage marriage), two ([[GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion almost]]) abortion episodes, and an episode about STD testing.



** An episode of season 4 had an episode about LGBTQ acceptance/sensitivity. Adrian's mother gave her a speech about how hard LGBTQ teens have it and that pretending to be gay or bisexual to get attention could be deemed offensive to others who are actually struggling with it, a lesbian student from her school gives her the same speech and calls out [[WhatAnIdiot Grace who decided to come to school dressed like]] a stereotypical ButchLesbian. In the same episode, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Ricky calls Amy out]] for being an insensitive {{Jerkass}} to her mother who recently identified as a lesbian.

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** An episode of season 4 had an episode about LGBTQ acceptance/sensitivity. Adrian's mother gave her a speech about how hard LGBTQ teens have it and that pretending to be gay or bisexual to get attention could be deemed offensive to others who are actually struggling with it, a lesbian student from her school gives her the same speech and calls out [[WhatAnIdiot Grace who decided to come to school dressed like]] a stereotypical ButchLesbian. In the same episode, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Ricky calls Amy out]] out for being an insensitive {{Jerkass}} to her mother who recently identified as a lesbian.


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* "The Good Wound" from ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' obliquely dealt with spousal abuse.
7th May '16 12:15:23 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheGeorgeLopezShow'' had a lot of these involving [[TVTeen Carmen]]. Every teen sex related thing happened to her, just short of getting an STD or getting pregnant.

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* ''TheGeorgeLopezShow'' ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow'' had a lot of these involving [[TVTeen Carmen]]. Every teen sex related thing happened to her, just short of getting an STD or getting pregnant.
22nd Apr '16 1:11:49 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** It also had one against drunk driving, guest starring a young [[HeyItsThatGuy Matthew]] [[Series/{{Friends}} Perry]], who snatches death from the jaws of recovery.

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** It also had one against drunk driving, guest starring a young [[HeyItsThatGuy Matthew]] [[Series/{{Friends}} Matthew Perry]], who snatches death from the jaws of recovery.
4th Apr '16 3:18:33 AM LondonKdS
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* One of the most memorable for a whole British generation was the "Zammo becomes a junkie" storyline on the school soap opera ''Series/GrangeHill''. It averted the usual CompressedVice arc by lasting for months, and climaxed with the whole cast recording an anti-drug pop single called "Just Say No".
23rd Mar '16 11:47:51 AM Duffan
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** There's the Black History Month episode where Raven and Chelsea apply for a job at a clothing store. [[TheFashionista Raven]] is clearly in her element, while [[CloudCuckooLander Chelsea]] is not. Chelsea gets the job, and Raven has a vision of the manager flat out stating "I don't hire black people." Raven then goes undercover to expose the racism. Meanwhile, Corey has a dream that teaches him how important black history is after he complained about having to write an essay on it.
23rd Mar '16 11:18:17 AM Duffan
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** Another episode had Stephanie's new friend at school casually reveal that [[AbusiveParent his father beats him]], not recognizing that this wasn't a normal situation and assuming Stephanie's father was the same way until she corrects him. When he shows up to school the next week visibly injured, Stephanie naturally assumes his father is responsible, which he implicitly confirms by swearing her to secrecy. Stephanie's growing anxiety about her friend's safety causes her to tell Danny, who promptly calls the police. When the friend doesn't show up at school the next day, Danny tells her why: that the boy has been pulled out of his home after the police discovered he got his injury from being pushed down the stairs by his father. Stephanie is afraid that her friend will hate her for telling, but Danny assures her that secrets shouldn't be kept when keeping them endanger's someone's safety.
5th Mar '16 2:14:46 AM Pichu-kun
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* This is more-or-less the premise of ''3 Nen B Gumi Kinpachi Sensei''. It was a LongRunner 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''. It was a LongRunner that ran for several decades about a middle school PsychologistTeacher dealing with various issues such as child abuse, cancer, gay students, and trans students.
5th Mar '16 2:07:24 AM Pichu-kun
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* This is more-or-less the premise of ''3 Nen B Gumi Kinpachi Sensei''. It was a LongRunner that ran for several decades about a middle school PsychologicalistTeacher 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''. It was a LongRunner that ran for several decades about a middle school PsychologicalistTeacher PsychologistTeacher dealing with various issues such as child abuse, cancer, gay students, and trans students.
5th Mar '16 2:06:59 AM Pichu-kun
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* This is more-or-less the premise of ''3 Nen B Gumi Kinpachi Sensei''. It was a LongRunner that ran for several decades about a middle school PsychologicalistTeacher dealing with various issues such as child abuse, cancer, gay students, and trans students.



* ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'' episode where Natalie almost gets raped.

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* ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'' ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' had one where the sub-plot involved Thomas trying to start a relationship with someone who he learns 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=].
* ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'':
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episode where Natalie almost gets raped.
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