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11th Dec '17 5:49:16 AM twilicorn
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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... However, the cancer actually goes away quite fast.

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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 (however, in the series, the cancer is gone by the end of it). Unfortunately, Lance Armstrong guest-starred in the episode, and it was pulled from rotation after the doping scandal that also cost him all of his Tour de France titles... However, the cancer actually goes away quite fast.titles.



** "Braap Braap Pew Pew". Diane, after finding out she was pregnant the previous episode, decides she's not ready to have a child and decides to get an abortion and tweets about her decision to a friend. Unfortunately Diane is in charge of ghost-tweeting for TeenIdol Sextina Aquafina, causing the public to believe that the latter is getting an abortion instead.

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** "Braap Braap Pew Pew". Diane, after finding out she was pregnant at the very end of the previous episode, decides she's not ready to have a child and decides to get an abortion and tweets abortion, tweeting about her decision to a friend. Unfortunately Diane is in charge of ghost-tweeting for TeenIdol Sextina Aquafina, causing the public to believe that the latter is getting an abortion instead.



** "Thoughts and Prayers" is a two-way VSE. On one hand, it deals with gun violence and the media influencing each other, briefly touching upon both sides of the gun argument. On the other, it deals with dementia as [=BoJack=]'s now-senile mother re-enters the picture. In fact, the latter topic will show up a lot during the latter half of the season when she moves back in with him.

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** "Thoughts and Prayers" is a two-way VSE. On one hand, it deals with gun violence and the media influencing each other, briefly touching upon both sides of the gun argument. On the other, it deals with dementia as [=BoJack=]'s now-senile mother (who mentally abused him as a child) re-enters the picture. In fact, the latter topic will show up a lot during the latter half of the season when she moves back in with him.
26th Nov '17 10:01:29 AM JoeMerl
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** Another has a GreenAesop about the rainforest, but actually acknowledges that people living in the area are often cutting it down in order to survive.
26th Nov '17 9:51:06 AM JoeMerl
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** Also lampshaded in an earlier episode: ("Hi, I'm Toot Brownstein... In this episode, we awkwardly dealt with eating disorders.")

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** Also lampshaded in an earlier episode: ("Hi, I'm Toot Brownstein... In this episode, we awkwardly poorly dealt with eating disorders.")disorders!")
26th Nov '17 12:10:50 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** "A Little Learning" focuses on bullying and how the issue is often ignored in schools. Princess Toadstool [[WhatTheHellTownspeople convinces the parents of the cave children that Hip and Hop need a break]] and allow the two Koopalings to come to school. At recess, they throw fireballs at the other kids until Yoshi stands up to them by eating their backpacks. A fight breaks out and [[AdultsAreUseless Toadstool blames Oogtar for starting it]] when all he was trying to do was help defend Yoshi from Hip and Hop.

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** "A Little Learning" focuses on bullying and how the issue is often ignored in schools. Princess Toadstool [[WhatTheHellTownspeople convinces the parents of the cave children that Hip and Hop need a break]] break and allow the two Koopalings to come to school. At recess, they throw fireballs at the other kids until Yoshi stands up to them by eating their backpacks. A fight breaks out and [[AdultsAreUseless Toadstool blames Oogtar for starting it]] when all he was trying to do was help defend Yoshi from Hip and Hop.
14th Nov '17 6:04:14 PM JJHIL325
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** "[[Recap/TeenTitansS4E6Troq Troq]]" centered around [[FantasticRacism racism]], which has ActionGirl Starfire repeatedly put down by an alien that called her [[FantasticRacism the title slur]], which means "nothing". And it's implied that other alien races act this way toward Tamaranians as well. Given a poke at when Cyborg goes on to tell Starfire that he knows what it feels to be put down like that--[[DiscriminateAndSwitch not because he's black, but because he's part-robot.]]

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** "[[Recap/TeenTitansS4E6Troq Troq]]" centered around [[FantasticRacism racism]], which has ActionGirl Starfire repeatedly put down by an alien that called her [[FantasticRacism the title slur]], which means "nothing". And it's implied that other alien races act this way toward Tamaranians as well. Given a poke at when Cyborg goes on to tell Starfire that he knows what it feels to be put down like that--[[DiscriminateAndSwitch not because he's black, but because he's part-robot.]]]] And unlike other episodes that deal with racism, [[RealityEnsues the bigot doesn't learn his lesson, and may never change]], [[UngratefulBastard even after Starfire saves his life]].
29th Oct '17 6:34:17 PM ironicusername
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** One of the subplots of "Is It College Yet?" involves Quinn concerned that her new friend at her job has a drinking problem.
3rd Oct '17 9:05:59 PM JohnnyLurg
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* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' had one called "A Very Special Episode" where the duo find a baby bird (or as Beavis calls it, "a chicken nugget") and nurse it back to life. By complete accident, as in typical B&B fashion they actually wanted to see it die. When the two manage to restore the bird by feeding it, they actually thought that the bird would automatically die only after they fed it. They were told by the nurse that the bird was gonna die anyway no matter how much they try to help him. Of course, being stupid as they are, they thought she said to feed so it can die.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' had one a parody of them called "A Very Special Episode" where the duo find a baby bird (or as Beavis calls it, "a chicken nugget") and nurse it back to life. By complete accident, as in typical B&B fashion they actually wanted to see it die. When the two manage to restore the bird by feeding it, they actually thought that the bird would automatically die only after they fed it. They were told by the nurse that the bird was gonna die anyway no matter how much they try to help him. Of course, being stupid as they are, they thought she said to feed so it can die.
3rd Oct '17 9:04:09 PM JohnnyLurg
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** "Doug's Minor Catastrophe" is also a very thinly-veiled VSE against nicotine...er, Nic-Nacs.
9th Sep '17 10:43:18 AM twilicorn
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** "Thoughts and Prayers" is a two-way VSE. On one hand, it deals with gun violence and the media influencing each other, briefly touching upon both sides of the gun argument. On the other, it deals with dementia as [=BoJack=]'s now-senile mother re-enters the picture. In fact, the latter topic will show up a lot during the latter half of the season when she moves back in with him.
8th Aug '17 2:43:54 PM Arachnos
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/OzzyAndDrix'', Hector gives in to peer pressure to start smoking, which lets in [[MindControl mind manipulator]] Nick O'Teen ([[PunnyName no points for guessing which substance he represents]]), together with his minions: [[TheBrute Tar]], [[FemmeFatale Carbon]] [[DeadlyGas Monoxide]] and [[{{Pyromaniac}} Butane]]. Our heroes are unable to overpower Nick, and he is only defeated when Hector quits smoking of his own volition.
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