History VerySpecialEpisode / WesternAnimation

17th Jul '16 12:57:26 AM BNSF1995
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** ''Nina Needs to Go!'' is an entire show about toilet training.

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** ''Nina Needs to Go!'' is an entire show about toilet training.training...albeit with an increasingly idiotic series of events and horrible cases of AesopAmnesia.
17th Jul '16 12:46:36 AM BNSF1995
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** "The Great [=MacGrady=]" has the kids finding out lunchlady Mrs. [=MacGrady=] has been diagnosed with cancer. It was dedicated to its writer, Leah Ryan, who passed away from the disease, to the point where Mrs. [=MacGrady=]'s name was changed to Leah (it was usually Sarah) for the episode.

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** "The Great [=MacGrady=]" has the kids finding out lunchlady Mrs. [=MacGrady=] has been diagnosed with cancer. It was dedicated to its writer, Leah Ryan, who passed away from the disease, to the point where Mrs. [=MacGrady=]'s name was changed to Leah (it was usually Sarah) for the episode. Sadly, the episode rarely airs anymore as Lance Armstrong guest-starred in the episode, and after the doping scandal that cost him all of his Tour de France titles...
15th Jul '16 11:50:52 AM rjd1922
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|AndThePlaneteers}}'' is one big Very Special Show, telling children to not cause pollution (despite rarely going into ''why'' people polluted in the first place). However, it had many particular episodes that focused on more down to earth problems that children, teenagers and young adults may face. One of these was a drug episode "Mind Pollution" where [[LongLostUncleAesop Linka's cousin]] gets addicted to a designer drug called "Bliss" created by Verminous Skumm (who appeared to specialize in "pollution of the body" in the show, so to speak). Another episode was about AIDS, involving Skumm spreading lies about a young AIDS sufferer such as the virus could be contracted just through casual contact (it also had implications that the AIDS sufferer was gay and in love with his friend, who was defending him from being bullied). The former episode is at least somewhat notable for breaking the NeverSayDie rule by showing Linka's cousin die from throwing himself out the window and bleeding profusely.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|AndThePlaneteers}}'' is one big Very Special Show, telling children to not cause pollution (despite rarely going into ''why'' people polluted in the first place). However, it had many particular episodes that focused on more down to earth problems that children, teenagers and young adults may face. One of these was a drug episode "Mind Pollution" where [[LongLostUncleAesop Linka's cousin]] cousin Boris]] gets addicted to a designer drug called "Bliss" created by Verminous Skumm (who appeared to specialize in "pollution of the body" in the show, so to speak). Another episode was about AIDS, involving Skumm spreading lies about a young AIDS sufferer such as the virus could be contracted just through casual contact (it also had implications that the AIDS sufferer was gay and in love with his friend, who was defending him from being bullied). The former episode is at least somewhat notable for breaking the NeverSayDie rule by showing Linka's cousin die from throwing himself out the window and bleeding profusely.



* Though ''[[WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld Super Mario World]]''[[WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld 's animated adaptation]] lasted just thirteen episodes, four of them can be considered Very Special.

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* Though ''[[WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld Super Mario World]]''[[WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld''[[WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld 's animated adaptation]] lasted just thirteen episodes, four of them can be considered Very Special.
10th Jul '16 11:48:11 AM Pichu-kun
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* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' in one episode where Blossom ends up being the perpetrator of a crime (namely, stealing a rare and expensive golf club set for the Professor). The episode title, "A Very Special Blossom," alludes to the Mayim Bialik sitcom ''Series/{{Blossom}}'' on NBC, where practically every other episode was a "A very special ''Blossom''."

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'':
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Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' in one episode where Blossom ends up being the perpetrator of a crime (namely, stealing a rare and expensive golf club set for the Professor). The episode title, "A Very Special Blossom," alludes to the Mayim Bialik sitcom ''Series/{{Blossom}}'' on NBC, where practically every other episode was a "A very special ''Blossom''."



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' had several. Jem's love for talking about "faith and love and brotherly love" is even mocked by Pizzazz in one song.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' had several. Jem's love for talking about "faith and love and brotherly love" is even mocked by Pizzazz in one song.song:



** "Roxy Rumbles" is thick on its aesop about how reading and literacy are awesome in laid thick. Despite this it's a fan-favorite because it doubles as a [[VillainEpisode Roxy-centric episode]]. We learn Roxy is illiterate (something foreshadowed but not obvious until you rewatch the episodes) and she abandons the band after Jetta and Pizzazz mock her for it. Roxy finds a lottery ticket that is a winner and she becomes a millionaire. She leaves the band, changes her wardrobe, and runs back to her hometown of Philadelphia to show all the people who thought she wouldn't accomplish anything in her life otherwise. To her disappointment Jem And The Holograms are in town on a tour promoting literacy. Roxy tries to outshine Jem by throwing a carnival with free food however it bombs in her face. Because Roxy couldn't read contracts she ends up losing all of her money, in addition to taxes for the lottery and the carnival fees. When Eric and her bandmates find her they remind her she has a contract and couldn't leave even if she wanted to. In the end Ba Nee, a foster girl The Holograms take care of, gives her a book for beginning readers and despite Jetta mocking her it ends on the bright note Roxy is finally learning to read.

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** "Roxy Rumbles" is thick on its aesop about how [[ReadingIsCoolAesop reading and literacy are awesome awesome]] in laid thick. Despite this it's a fan-favorite because it doubles as a [[VillainEpisode Roxy-centric episode]]. We learn Roxy is illiterate (something foreshadowed {{foreshadow|ing}}ed but not obvious until you rewatch the episodes) and she abandons the band after Jetta and Pizzazz mock her for it. Roxy finds a lottery ticket that is a winner and she becomes a millionaire. She leaves the band, changes her wardrobe, and runs back to her hometown of Philadelphia to show all the people who thought she wouldn't accomplish anything in her life otherwise. To her disappointment Jem And The Holograms are in town on a tour promoting literacy. Roxy tries to outshine Jem by throwing a carnival with free food however it bombs in her face. Because Roxy couldn't read contracts she ends up losing all of her money, in addition to taxes for the lottery and the carnival fees. When Eric and her bandmates find her they remind her she has a contract and couldn't leave even if she wanted to. In the end Ba Nee, a foster girl The Holograms take care of, gives her a book for beginning readers and despite Jetta mocking her it ends on the bright note Roxy is finally learning to read.read.
** The episode is not themed around him but one episode has a boy with an {{Abusive Parent|s}} (who according to WordOfGod is also an AlcoholicParent) being kicked out of his house. He meets with a few of the Starlight Girls who have [[TheRunaway runaway]]. After the girls return home, the boy is told to get help instead of living by himself on the streets.
30th Jun '16 5:49:26 PM Golondrina
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is one of few modern children's shows to demonstrate the broadest definition of a VSE, in the form of the special "[[Recap/GravityFallsBetweenThePines Between the Pines]]", aired one week before the show's GrandFinale in February 2016. Hosted by the show's creator Alex Hirsch and the character Time Baby, it explores some facts and secrets about the show, such as the inspirations for the characters and some inside jokes between crewmembers that got into the show.
1st Jun '16 4:32:08 PM twilicorn
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* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' in one episode where Blossom ends up being the perpetrator of a crime (namely, stealing a rare and expensive golf club set for the Professor). The episode title, "A Very Special Blossom," alludes to the Mayim Bialik sitcom ''Blossom'' on NBC, where practically every other episode was a "A very special ''Blossom''."

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* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' in one episode where Blossom ends up being the perpetrator of a crime (namely, stealing a rare and expensive golf club set for the Professor). The episode title, "A Very Special Blossom," alludes to the Mayim Bialik sitcom ''Blossom'' ''Series/{{Blossom}}'' on NBC, where practically every other episode was a "A very special ''Blossom''."



** [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016 The 2016 reboot]] has an episode where the girls discover a pony that wants to be a unicorn. The episode has been described by WordOfGod as being a metaphor for gender dysphoria (but not the writer of said episode), though its moral is shot in the foot somewhat due to the ending featuring said pony, [[spoiler:after having undergone rigorous transformations via the Professor, being discovered to have been a unicorn the entire time (its horn was tucked away under its mane).]]

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** [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016 The 2016 reboot]] has an episode where the girls discover a pony that wants to be a unicorn. The episode has been described by WordOfGod was promoted as being a metaphor for gender dysphoria (but not the writer of said episode), dysphoria, though its moral is shot in the foot somewhat due to the ending featuring said pony, [[spoiler:after having undergone rigorous transformations via the Professor, being discovered to have been a unicorn the entire time (its horn was tucked away under its mane).]]mane)]]. Emily Brundige, the writer of the episode, later came out and stated that the gender identity allegory was not her doing, but that of the higher-ups who looked at the episode and thought that a transgender-friendly message could come out of it.
25th May '16 7:54:36 PM Monolaf317
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* The ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' episode "Cookie Chomper III" also teaches about death, this time that of a pet. The Sevilles take in a lost kitten, which they name Cookie Chomper III or Cookie. The chipmunks spend the first few minutes adjusting to life with their new friend, but things take a tragic turn when Cookie gets out of the house and is run over by a car. The rest of the episode shows how the chipmunks deal with their loss - Theodore refuses to accept that the cat is dead, Alvin tries to get rid of all the houseplants and replace them with artificial plants (so that nothing else can die on them), and Simon is too miserable to do anything. Dave later convinces the chipmunks to think about the happy memories they have of Cookie. The episode ends with Dave and the chipmunks going to the animal shelter to get a new pet; Dave tells the chipmunks that, though this pet won't be the same as Cookie, they will love it just as much. (Rather than choosing another cat, they choose a dog which they name Lily.)

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* The ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' episode "Cookie Chomper III" also teaches about death, this time that of a pet. The Sevilles take in a lost kitten, which they name Cookie Chomper III or Cookie. The chipmunks spend the first few minutes adjusting to life with their new friend, but things take a tragic turn when Cookie gets out of the house and is run over by a car. The rest of the episode shows how the chipmunks deal with their loss - Theodore refuses to accept that the cat is dead, Alvin tries to get rid of all the houseplants and replace them with artificial plants (so that nothing else can die on them), and Simon is too miserable to do anything. Dave later convinces the chipmunks to think about the happy memories they have of Cookie. The episode ends with Dave and the chipmunks going to the animal shelter to get a new pet; Dave tells the chipmunks that, though this pet won't be the same as Cookie, they will love it just as much. (Rather than choosing another cat, they choose a dog which they name Lily.))
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19th May '16 12:27:15 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The ''RockosModernLife'' episode "Who's For Dinner" has Heffer learning he was adopted and coming to terms with the fact.

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* The ''RockosModernLife'' ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' episode "Who's For Dinner" has Heffer learning he was adopted and coming to terms with the fact.
9th May '16 12:33:46 PM Cavery210
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** [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016 The 2016 reboot]] has an episode where the girls discover a pony that wants to be a unicorn. The episode has been described by WordOfGod as being a metaphor for gender dysphoria, though its moral is cheapened somewhat due to the ending featuring said pony, [[spoiler:after having undergone rigorous transformations via the Professor, being discovered to have been a unicorn the entire time (its horn was tucked away under its mane).]]

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** [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016 The 2016 reboot]] has an episode where the girls discover a pony that wants to be a unicorn. The episode has been described by WordOfGod as being a metaphor for gender dysphoria, dysphoria (but not the writer of said episode), though its moral is cheapened shot in the foot somewhat due to the ending featuring said pony, [[spoiler:after having undergone rigorous transformations via the Professor, being discovered to have been a unicorn the entire time (its horn was tucked away under its mane).]]
13th Apr '16 6:45:28 AM Clare
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* The ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' episode "Cookie Chomper III" also teaches about death, this time that of a pet. The Sevilles take in a lost kitten, which they name Cookie Chomper III or Cookie. The chipmunks spend the first few minutes adjusting to life with their new friend, but things take a tragic turn when Cookie gets out of the house and is run over by a car. The rest of the episode shows how the chipmunks deal with their loss - Theodore refuses to accept that the cat is dead, Alvin tries to get rid of all the houseplants and replace them with artificial plants (so that nothing else can die on them), and Simon is too miserable to do anything. Dave later convinces the chipmunks to think about the happy memories they have of Cookie. The episode ends with Dave and the chipmunks going to the animal shelter to get a new pet - Theodore sadly says this pet won't be the same as Cookie, but Dave says they will love it just as much. (Rather than choosing another cat, they choose a dog which they name Lily.)

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* The ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' episode "Cookie Chomper III" also teaches about death, this time that of a pet. The Sevilles take in a lost kitten, which they name Cookie Chomper III or Cookie. The chipmunks spend the first few minutes adjusting to life with their new friend, but things take a tragic turn when Cookie gets out of the house and is run over by a car. The rest of the episode shows how the chipmunks deal with their loss - Theodore refuses to accept that the cat is dead, Alvin tries to get rid of all the houseplants and replace them with artificial plants (so that nothing else can die on them), and Simon is too miserable to do anything. Dave later convinces the chipmunks to think about the happy memories they have of Cookie. The episode ends with Dave and the chipmunks going to the animal shelter to get a new pet - Theodore sadly says pet; Dave tells the chipmunks that, though this pet won't be the same as Cookie, but Dave says they will love it just as much. (Rather than choosing another cat, they choose a dog which they name Lily.)
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