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A {{portmanteau}} of ''anvil'' and ''delicious'', anvilicious describes a writer's and/or director's use of an artistic element, be it line of dialogue, visual motif, or plot point, to so unsubtly convey [[AnAesop a particular message]] that they may as well etch it onto an anvil and [[AnvilOnHead drop it on your head]]. Frequently, the element becomes anvilicious through unnecessary repetition, but true masters can achieve anviliciousness with a single stroke.

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A {{portmanteau}} of ''anvil'' and ''delicious'', anvilicious describes a writer's and/or director's use of an artistic element, be it line of dialogue, visual motif, or plot point, to so unsubtly convey [[AnAesop a particular message]] that they may as well etch it onto an anvil and [[AnvilOnHead drop it on your head]]. Frequently, the element becomes anvilicious through unnecessary repetition, but true masters can achieve anviliciousness with a single stroke.
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The easiest way to be Anvilicious is through simple cause-and-effect; someone will do something the writers consider "bad" and then something bad happens as a direct result. If the writers prefer not to show the direct consequences of whatever they're crusading for or against, a common alternative is to have a character presented as completely "centred", "unbiased", and "grounded" testify. Surely if this character agrees with something, it must be the right thing to do.

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Frequently, the element becomes anvilicious through unnecessary repetition, but true masters can achieve anviliciousness with a single stroke. The easiest way to be Anvilicious is through simple cause-and-effect; someone will do something the writers consider "bad" and then something bad happens as a direct result. If the writers prefer not to show the direct consequences of whatever they're crusading for or against, a common alternative is to have a character presented as completely "centred", "unbiased", and "grounded" testify. Surely if this character agrees with something, it must be the right thing to do.


A {{portmanteau}} of ''anvil'' and ''delicious'' (or possibly ''vicious''), anvilicious describes a writer's and/or director's use of an artistic element, be it line of dialogue, visual motif, or plot point, to so obviously or unsubtly convey [[AnAesop a particular message]] that they may as well etch it onto an anvil and [[AnvilOnHead drop it on your head]]. Frequently, the element becomes anvilicious through unnecessary repetition, but true masters can achieve anviliciousness with a single stroke.

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A {{portmanteau}} of ''anvil'' and ''delicious'' (or possibly ''vicious''), ''delicious'', anvilicious describes a writer's and/or director's use of an artistic element, be it line of dialogue, visual motif, or plot point, to so obviously or unsubtly convey [[AnAesop a particular message]] that they may as well etch it onto an anvil and [[AnvilOnHead drop it on your head]]. Frequently, the element becomes anvilicious through unnecessary repetition, but true masters can achieve anviliciousness with a single stroke.


%%'''Important Note:''' Please, do not use the examples just to [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike complain about messages you don't like]]. It gets really old and annoying. Any examples which elicit nothing but complaining and/or rabid defense of the validity of its message will be removed as FlameBait.

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%%'''Important Note:''' Please, do not use the examples just to [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike [[Administrivia/ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike complain about messages you don't like]]. It gets really old and annoying. Any examples which elicit nothing but complaining and/or rabid defense of the validity of its message will be removed as FlameBait.


Again, and again, and again."''

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Again, and again, and again."''again!"''


Again and again and again."''

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Again Again, and again again, and again."''


Common in kids' shows, since they're less aware of subtle nuances, though not as much as [[ViewersAreMorons writers and directors seem to think]].

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Common in kids' shows, since they're less aware of subtle nuances, though not as much as [[ViewersAreMorons writers and directors seem to think]].
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[[caption-width-right:200:Beware falling morals.]]

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[[caption-width-right:200:Beware [[caption-width-right:200:[[VisualPun Beware falling morals.]]
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[[caption-width-right:200:I'm not so sure about this. I'm afraid we won't be able to get our point across.]]

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[[caption-width-right:200:I'm not so sure about this. I'm afraid we won't be able to get our point across.[[caption-width-right:200:Beware falling morals.]]





Again and again and again"''\\
--'''Music/WeirdAlYankovic''', "Ode to a Superhero"

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Again and again and again"''\\
--'''Music/WeirdAlYankovic''',
again."''
-->-- '''Music/WeirdAlYankovic''',
"Ode to a Superhero"


See also ScriptWank, CantGetAwayWithNuthin, ScareEmStraight, ObviouslyEvil, AndThatsTerrible, and more than a few {{Clueless Aesop}}s. Always remember that SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped. Not to be confused with the ''literal'' AnvilOnHead.

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Compare & contrast PropagandaPiece. See also ScriptWank, CantGetAwayWithNuthin, ScareEmStraight, ObviouslyEvil, AndThatsTerrible, and more than a few {{Clueless Aesop}}s. Always remember that SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped. Not to be confused with the ''literal'' AnvilOnHead.


->''"'With great power {{comes great responsibility}}'\\

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->''"'With great power {{comes comes great responsibility}}'\\responsibility'\\



[[ViewersAreGoldfish Again and again and again]]"''\\

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[[ViewersAreGoldfish Again and again and again]]"''\\again"''\\



->"''Together, they'll learn: "[[ArmiesAreEvil Military = BAD]]. [[GreenAesop Trees = GOOD]].''"
-->-- '''WebVideo/HonestTrailers''', ''{{Film/Ava|tar}}[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUTtt14G31c tar]]''

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\n->"''Together, ->''"'With great power {{comes great responsibility}}'\\
That's the catchphrase of old Uncle Ben\\
If you missed it, don't worry,
they'll learn: "[[ArmiesAreEvil Military = BAD]]. [[GreenAesop Trees = GOOD]].''"
-->-- '''WebVideo/HonestTrailers''', ''{{Film/Ava|tar}}[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUTtt14G31c tar]]''
say the line\\
[[ViewersAreGoldfish Again and again and again]]"''\\
--'''Music/WeirdAlYankovic''', "Ode to a Superhero"

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