Playing With / Family-Unfriendly Aesop

Basic Trope: An Aesop that goes against traditional morality or ethics.
  • Deconstructed:
    • People catch on to the bad juju, and the show starts losing ratings.
    • People actually listen to the message and use them, it results in people's lives, eventually including their own, miserable.
  • Reconstructed:
    • People ignore the implications and move on.
    • Or alternatively, the lesson in question does hold some real-world value, even if it is considered inappropriate for kids.
  • Played for Laughs: The Aesops are in a Show Within a Show. Some of the viewers are corrupted by the show, while others are not.
  • Played for Drama: The Aesop is handled poorly and turns out to be bad advice... which some people follow, resulting in several accidents and even deaths.

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