Created By: FallenLegend on January 25, 2011 Last Edited By: FallenLegend on February 17, 2011
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Equal Opportunity Offender

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Laconic Everyone Is an Acceptable Target

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Some authors like to play favorites making one side look good one, while making fun of the side they dont sympathise with.

Not in this show. In this kind of show, there is no such thing as an acceptable target. They either mock all sides of an argument or none.

This trope is never played completely straight all the time due to the fact that Most Writers Are Human and all humans are biased (at least unconsciously).

This trope applies when a show doesn't have bias for any side in a given situation.However it can be used inside the story,too. When a character is particulary offensive to everybody.

Examples

Videogames

Live Action Tv
  • Top Gear. They recently got trouble with the Mexican embassy for it.
  • Frankie Boyle will attack anyone and everyone.
  • Mongrels was very free about who it set out to offend.

Web Original
  • The Straight Dope: Cecil Adams doesn't shy away from sensitive topics just because they may offend. In one column he said, "About the only people this column has failed to offend already in its checkered history are left-handed.

Western Animation

Web Original
Community Feedback Replies: 26
  • January 25, 2011
    brogaglas
    I'll say it before somebody gets mean about it: clean this up. Fix the grammar and flesh out the description. It could definitely be a valid trope, but people need to see you've put a little effort into the YKTTW before they'll put forth the effort to reply.
  • January 25, 2011
    Stratadrake
    It'll also need a better title. Naming a YKTTW after something just because you're a fan of the "something" is bad form, and almost always gets taken to the Repair Shop as a rename proposal.
  • January 25, 2011
    Blork
    South Park is a bit of a dubious example really, episodes dealing with a particular issue almost always end with one of the characters putting forth Matt and Trey's view on the subject as the perfect solution. I can't think of a single time when they've brought up libertarian politics or the kind of moderate religion favoured by the creators and talked about it in anything but utterly glowing terms.

  • January 25, 2011
    FallenLegend
    ^^^and^^This is far from being a final versions :) ^ thanks I will add it
  • January 25, 2011
    ZombieAladdin
    The general idea is that you want to put it as close to a final version as you can before you start it. Right now, it looks really unappealing. That, and you should change the title. People not interested in South Park will likely just skim over it.
  • January 25, 2011
    FallenLegend
    ^Thats true but I have homework, But when I get free time I will fix it
  • January 26, 2011
    Fanra
    The creator of Family Guy has said his goal is to offend everyone.
  • January 26, 2011
    LoopyChew
    ~Everyone's A Target~?
  • January 26, 2011
    FallenLegend
    ^I like it
  • January 26, 2011
    Anaheyla
    Two words: Ansem Retort
  • January 26, 2011
    FallenLegend
    thanks I will add it.
  • January 27, 2011
    randomsurfer
    ^/^^ Two Words is kinda frowned upon. Explain Please.

    • Monty Pythons The Meaning Of Life (the videogame) starts with a long list of those who it will offend, working out to pretty much everybody.
    • The Straight Dope: Cecil Adams doesn't shy away from sensitive topics just because they may offend. In one column he said, "About the only people this column has failed to offend already in its checkered history are left-handed Anabaptists--and just wait till they get a load of next week's blockbuster."
  • January 27, 2011
    FallenLegend
    ^ Yeah I will try to ecapin it better, thanks for those examples by the way.
  • February 4, 2011
    KZN02
    Eris says this in her debut episode in The Grim Adventures Of Billy And Mandy.
  • February 4, 2011
    Premonition_45
  • February 4, 2011
    FallenLegend
    Tha could do the trick
  • February 4, 2011
    mayofspace
    ^What's the opportunity got with it? @Fallen Legend: I tried to clean up the grammar, but I can't flesh it out.

    Anyone think that shows with dubious morality would have this?
  • February 4, 2011
    FallenLegend
    ^Hey thanks.I think this is getting embarrasing lol... anyways thanks a lot!

  • February 4, 2011
    mayofspace
    ^ You're welcome ^^; Grey And Gray Morality could have this, although I'm not really sure.
  • February 4, 2011
    Premonition_45
    ^^^ Equal Opportunity Offender means that they'll take on anybody and everybody.
  • February 4, 2011
    CrypticMirror
    I vote for equal opportunity offender.

    Frankie Boyle will attack anyone and everyone. Mongrels was very free about who it set out to offend.
  • February 4, 2011
    FallenLegend
    ^Ok If you guys like it more I will change it.Btw thanks i will add that example
  • February 4, 2011
    robybang
    • 30 Rock: Everyone's beliefs and actions are exaggerated to the point of absurdism.
  • February 6, 2011
    mayofspace
    ^I see. Yep, perfect.
  • February 17, 2011
    Tzintzuntzan
    This is often used in-story, too -- "Bob's not a racist. Here's a dick to everybody."
  • February 17, 2011
    FallenLegend
    I will mention it thanks!
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