Dead Bird Episode YKTTW Discussion

Dead Bird Episode
An episode of a kid's show that teaches about Death
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A kind of Very Special Episode. When an educational/young kids' show has an episode about dealing with Death. Seems to commonly feature the child protagonist finding a dead bird and then asking his/her parents about it, but that is not necessary to qualify as an example. Dead birds are just often used because they are fairly common in real life and thus easily found by children.

Live Action TV

Newspaper Comics
  • Calvin and Hobbes had two of these. One of them, and the one that went fully into sad mode, involved a dying raccoon that Calvin tries (and fails) to save; and the other was a Sunday strip that literally involved a dead bird.
  • For Better or for Worse dealt with the death of the family dog.

Western Animation
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