"If you believe in yourself, eat all your school, get 8 hours of drugs, stay in milk, drink your teeth, and don't do sleep, you can get work!"Stock Aesops are the morals that the writers and producers of TV most often love to explore. They sometimes contradict each other, but it's a clumsy writer indeed who sticks two contradictory aesops into the same script, which tends to create a Broken Aesop. When an aesop contradicts the typical beliefs of societynote , offends the Moral Guardiansnote , or promotes an "unconventional" belief note , it's a Family-Unfriendly Aesop. Because Society Marches On, some older aesops tend to be seen as Fair For Their Day or Values Dissonance. Many are Older Than Feudalism. And some, indeed, come straight from the original Aesop's Fables.
— Mr. T parody, TV Funhouse
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The Lessons of History
For every proverb, there is an equal and opposite proverb.