History VerySpecialEpisode / WesternAnimation

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.
2nd Aug '17 4:18:39 PM oldmanyoshi
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--> '''Joan''': My judgement was so poor due to sleep deprivation that I actually paid money for an [
EmbarrassingTattoo]."

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--> '''Joan''': My judgement was so poor due to sleep deprivation that I actually paid money for an [
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2nd Aug '17 4:16:42 PM oldmanyoshi
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2nd Aug '17 4:15:31 PM oldmanyoshi
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--> '''Joan''': My judgement was so poor due to sleep deprivation that I actually paid money for [an Embarrassing Tattoo]]."

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--> '''Joan''': My judgement was so poor due to sleep deprivation that I actually paid money for [an Embarrassing Tattoo]].an [
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31st Jul '17 7:13:57 PM NWolfman
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* ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'' made fun of the concept by having its episode-end {{Eyecatch}}es for the next ep promote every episode as "a very special ''Clone High''".
** And every single episode is transformed into a humongous squiggly ball of {{Narm}}. ''Deliberately''.
*** 'I was so deprived of sleep I got THIS tattooed on my ankle!'
** A particularly bizarre one was episode 9, "Raisin the Stakes", was about the danger of getting high... on ''raisins''?

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* ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'' made fun of the concept by having its episode-end {{Eyecatch}}es for the next ep promote every episode as Parodied to hell and back with ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'': ''every single episode'' was "a very special ''Clone High''".
High'', which dealt with issues such as sleep deprivation, smoking raisins and death by litter.
--> '''Joan''': My judgement was so poor due to sleep deprivation that I actually paid money for [an Embarrassing Tattoo]]."
** And every single Ironically, at least one episode is transformed into ("Litter Kills: Literally") played this trope so hard that it went from a humongous squiggly ball scathing parody of {{Narm}}. ''Deliberately''.
*** 'I was so deprived of sleep I got THIS tattooed on my ankle!'
** A particularly bizarre
the TonightSomeoneDies trope and became a sincere one was episode 9, "Raisin the Stakes", was about the danger of getting high... on ''raisins''?grief.
7th Mar '17 2:13:29 PM Monolaf317
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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' has moments that smack of this trope. "Princess Cookie" is unusual, because it's played like a classic VerySpecialEpisode, but isn't topical and doesn't have a moral. Baby Snaps is a cookie who holds up a convenience store and holds the customers hostage, demanding Princess Bubblegum's crown. In an unusually sombre flashback, he tells Jake about Bubblegum's visit to his orphanage when he was a child. She told him he could be anything he wanted, and, seeing how happy she made the other children, he told her he wanted to be a princess like her. She laughed at him, and he spent the rest of his life coveting her crown. Jake tells him he doesn't need her crown to be a princess, and that he can found his own kingdom where anyone can be what they want. Jake tries to help him escape, but when the law catches up to them, Snaps attempts suicide by jumping off a cliff. The last scene is set in a mental hospital, as Jake brings a crown made out of a flower to Snaps, declaring him an honorary princess. Between the toned-down humour, the flashback, the explicit suicide scene and all the emotional monologuing about being oneself, it feels like an intentional pastiche of cliched VerySpecialEpisodes, but unlike a classic VSE, it's not explicitly about some particular social issue. It just seems to exist for its own sake.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' has moments that smack of this trope. "Princess Cookie" is unusual, because it's played like a classic VerySpecialEpisode, but isn't topical and doesn't have a moral. Baby Snaps is a cookie who holds up a convenience store and holds the customers hostage, demanding Princess Bubblegum's crown. In an unusually sombre flashback, he tells Jake about Bubblegum's visit to his orphanage when he was a child. She told him he could be anything he wanted, and, seeing how happy she made the other children, he told her he wanted to be a princess like her. She laughed at him, and he spent the rest of his life coveting her crown. Jake tells him he doesn't need her crown to be a princess, and that he can found his own kingdom where anyone can be what they want. Jake tries to help him escape, but when the law catches up to them, Snaps attempts suicide by jumping off a cliff. The last scene is set in a mental hospital, as Jake brings a crown made out of a flower to Snaps, declaring him an honorary princess. Between the toned-down humour, the flashback, the explicit suicide scene and all the emotional monologuing about being oneself, it feels like an intentional pastiche of cliched VerySpecialEpisodes, {{Very Special Episode}}s, but unlike a classic VSE, it's not explicitly about some particular social issue. It just seems to exist for its own sake.
2nd Mar '17 11:36:10 AM luiginumber3
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* ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' did an anti-drug episode, though due to the show's sci-fi setting the popular genre convention that [[ILoveNuclearPower Radiation gives you superpowers]] is used as a metaphor for it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' did an anti-drug episode, though due to the show's sci-fi setting the popular genre convention that [[ILoveNuclearPower Radiation radiation gives you superpowers]] is used as a metaphor for it.
1st Mar '17 3:46:33 PM mariofan1000
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' features a downplayed example in the form of [[Recap/TheAmazingWorldOfGumballS5E20TheCatfish "The Catfish"]]. The basic plot is that Louie, Gumball and Darwin's step-grandfather, has 0 friends on Elmoreplus (the show's fictional counterpart to Facebook) and they decide to make a fake profile for a woman named Muriel and friend him. Eventually, Louie starts to become genuinely attached to the fictional woman, and "she" tells him to meet her at the mall so that Gumball and Darwin can eventually come clean about the whole thing. However, Granny Jojo, Louie's wife, eventually finds out about it and misinterprets a message he sent Muriel saying "I think I want to be more than just Elmore Plus friends" (when he really just meant being real-life friends) and goes to the mall with him. Gumball and Darwin then discover that the woman that Gumball used as an avatar works at the mall, and have to stop Jojo from essentially brutalizing an innocent woman. They succeed, Louie finds out the truth about Muriel, and tells Gumball and Darwin that what they did was called Catfishing and is illegal. It's one of the few times on the show where there is a genuine aesop that isn't undercut for laughs, but it's a downplayed example because the episode, tonally, is still as comedic and wacky as every other episode.
10th Feb '17 10:33:03 PM livestockgeorge
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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' has moments that smack of this trope. "Princess Cookie" is unusual, because it's played like a classic VerySpecialEpisode, but isn't topical and doesn't have a moral. Baby Snaps is a cookie who holds up a convenience store and holds the customers hostage, demanding Princess Bubblegum's crown. In an unusually sombre flashback, he tells Jake about Bubblegum's visit to his orphanage when he was a child. She told him he could be anything he wanted, and, seeing how happy she made the other children, he told her he wanted to be a princess like her. She laughed at him, and he spent the rest of his life coveting her crown. Jake tells him he doesn't need her crown to be a princess, and that he can found his own kingdom where anyone can be what they want. Jake tries to help him escape, but when the law catches up to them, Snaps attempts suicide by jumping off a cliff. The last scene is set in a mental hospital, as Jake brings a crown made out of a flower to Snaps, declaring him an honorary princess. Between the toned-down humour, the flashback, the explicit suicide scene and all the emotional monologuing about being oneself, it feels like an intentional pastiche of cliched VerySpecialEpisodes, but unlike a classic VSE, it's not explicitly about some particular social issue. It just seems to exist for its own sake.
28th Jan '17 2:34:13 PM twilicorn
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** Another episode featured George befriending a rabbit named Carl, who happens to have Asperger's Syndrome. The episode deals with George learning about Asperger's and autism in general. Unlike most VSE's, however, Carl has shown up in later episodes.

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** Another episode featured George befriending a rabbit named Carl, who happens to have Asperger's Syndrome. The episode deals with George learning about Asperger's and autism in general. Unlike most VSE's, however, Carl has shown up averts the LongLostUncleAesop trope by appearing in later episodes.



** "April 9th", which was made in response to the 9/11 attacks, dealt with the students dealing with the aftermath of a large fire at the school.

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** "April 9th", which 9th" is a unique case, as it was made in response to the 9/11 attacks, dealt though it did not mention them directly. Instead, the focus was on [[http://bluehairedspidey.tumblr.com/post/147990335662/manamana6672-missespeon teaching the target audience to deal with the emotions they may face in a similar crisis]]. The episode's main storyline involved the students dealing with the aftermath of a large fire at the school.school, a situation which would evoke similar reactions to 9/11 from kids.
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