''Atomic Tales'' was a [[ShowWithinAShow Patriot Broadcasting Company]] series broadcast in the 1950's which posed incredible WhatIf scenarios and exploring their terrifying consequences. Some of the [[NotReally original archives]] have now been unearthed, so that the shows can be broadcast, in full, with introductions and [[ParodyCommercial advert breaks]], to a more cynical 21st century audience. The show is, of course, a {{Pastiche}} of 1950's ScienceFiction.UnfortunateImplications, and a reminder of [[NationalStereoTypes why Americans are funny]].

Common tropes include:

* Aesops, often [[BrokenAesop Broken]].
* AsYouKnow
* BadBadActing
* OpeningNarration
* ReactionaryFantasy
* ScienceIsBad
* {{Zeerust}}. Pretty much the basic premise of the series.
* WeWillNotUseAnIndexInTheFuture
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