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* Happens frequently in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. One episode [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] it by having guest star [[Series/TheJeffersons Isabel Sanford]], acting as a presenter for a television museum, break the FourthWall and describe this trope. She goes on to say that they normally put in an extra, jokey scene to dilute the syrupiness. The scene then cuts to a clip of ''Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies''.

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* Happens frequently in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', with varying degrees of seriousness. One episode [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] it by having guest star [[Series/TheJeffersons Isabel Sanford]], acting as a presenter for a television museum, break the FourthWall and describe this trope. She goes on to say that they normally put in an extra, jokey scene to dilute the syrupiness. The scene then cuts to a clip of ''Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies''.


* Seth [=MacFarlane=] in DVD commentaries has termed this the 'moment of shit', and as such has subverted it quite a few times in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', usually having the father Peter fail to get the lesson at all and say something inappropriate.

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* Seth [=MacFarlane=] in DVD commentaries has termed this the 'moment of shit', and as such has subverted it quite a few times in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', usually having the father Peter father, Peter, fail to get the lesson at all and say something inappropriate.


* Surprisingly, ''Theatre/TheOddCouple'' was often guilty of this. Many episodes, especially early ones, would end with Oscar and Felix each admitting that the problem was the result of their respective sloppiness and pickiness, and reaffirming the importance of their friendship.

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* Surprisingly, ''Theatre/TheOddCouple'' ''Series/TheOddCouple1970'' was often guilty of this. Many episodes, especially early ones, would end with Oscar and Felix each admitting that the problem was the result of their respective sloppiness and pickiness, and reaffirming the importance of their friendship.

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** Lampshaded in "Triple Threat":
-->'''Princess Ember:''' Is this another part of pony friendship? Telling each other what you learned all the time?
-->'''Starlight Glimmer:''' Yeah, pretty much.


** It's also subverted a lot in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''. To cite one example, in the episode "Haylias", Stan tries to brainwash Hayley so she'll start behaving like [[StayInTheKitchen he feels a woman should]], but a bug in the program causes her to want to kill Stan instead. As Hayley holds him at gunpoint, Stan sees the light and apologizes to Hayley for trying to control her life. [[spoiler:She shoots him in the head.]]

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** The episode "Holy Crap" parodies this, as Peter [[WellDoneSonGuy desperately envisions having this with his now-retired father]] "where we hug and the music goes 'la la laaaaa'", [[LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn complete with his own backing orchestra.]] Unfortunately, his dad is [[HateSink a thoroughly unpleasant]] and [[HolierThanThou self-righteous jerkass]] [[AbusiveParents who doesn't respect Peter at all]], and even when [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther he finally admits that he]] ''[[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther does]]'' [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther love his son]], he still clarifies that he also still doesn't ''like'' him. The trope ends up being played straight in [[BittersweetEnding a bittersweet way]] ([[BrickJoke Peter signals to the orchestra to keep playing because it's as good as they're gonna get]]) -- the emotional resolution is still fulfilled, but [[HardTruthAesop the moral conclusion]] (the two will ''never'' agree with the other's life choices, but can still love each other as family) is much harsher than normal.
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It's also subverted a lot in Seth [=MacFarlane=]'s ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''. To cite one example, in the episode "Haylias", Stan tries to brainwash Hayley so she'll start behaving like [[StayInTheKitchen he feels a woman should]], but a bug in the program causes her to want to kill Stan instead. As Hayley holds him at gunpoint, Stan sees the light and apologizes to Hayley for trying to control her life. [[spoiler:She shoots him in the head.]]


* ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'' tended to end like this.

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* ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'' tended ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'': The series did this often at episode conclusions, complete with Ward providing AnAesop to end like this.either or both of Wally and Beaver (always featuring pensive underscore music), and a promise from the child to do better. On occasion, a lighthearted bit would follow.

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': Parodied in "Spa Day". Candace apologizes to Stacy for making them miss their spa appointment and making a mess of their attempts to help with a charity project, and Stacy interrupts her, saying "You sound like one of those sitcoms we like to make fun of."


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* A fresh twist on the Trope occurs every now and again in ''[[Manga/AhMyGoddess Ah My Goddess!]]'' (which has ''very'' apparent [[FantasticComedy Supernatural]] DomCom elements to it, despite being a {{Bishoujo Series}}). Every time [[MagicalGirlfriend wish-granting goddess Belldandy]] feels like less of a deity because she behaved jealous or stubborn over [[NiceGuy Keiichi]] ([[InnocentCohabitation her]] [[CannotSpitItOut sort]][[UnresolvedSexualTension -of]] [[WillTheyOrWontThey boyfriend]]), he's been there to try to cheer Belldandy up, explaining that it's part of a relationship.

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* A fresh twist on the Trope occurs every now and again in ''[[Manga/AhMyGoddess Ah My Goddess!]]'' ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' (which has ''very'' apparent [[FantasticComedy Supernatural]] DomCom elements to it, despite being a {{Bishoujo Series}}). BishoujoSeries). Every time [[MagicalGirlfriend wish-granting goddess Belldandy]] feels like less of a deity because she behaved jealous or stubborn over [[NiceGuy Keiichi]] ([[InnocentCohabitation her]] [[CannotSpitItOut sort]][[UnresolvedSexualTension -of]] [[WillTheyOrWontThey boyfriend]]), he's been there to try to cheer Belldandy up, explaining that it's part of a relationship.
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* In ''Literature/ThaliasMusings'', [[{{CloudcuckoolandersMinder}} Apollo]] attempts to invoke this trope after Thalia has a narrow brush with [[{{GodSaveUsFromTheQueen}} Hera's]] wrath. Thalia can't take it seriously and doubts he does, either.

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* In ''Literature/ThaliasMusings'', [[{{CloudcuckoolandersMinder}} [[CloudcuckoolandersMinder Apollo]] attempts to invoke this trope after Thalia has a narrow brush with [[{{GodSaveUsFromTheQueen}} [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Hera's]] wrath. Thalia can't take it seriously and doubts he does, either.



--> '''Thalia:''' [[{{ItMakesSenseInContext}} I've learned I am never giving birth.]] [[http://thaliasmusingsnovels.wordpress.com/2011/06/13/1-3-my-kingdom-for-a-pet/]]

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--> '''Thalia:''' [[{{ItMakesSenseInContext}} [[ItMakesSenseInContext I've learned I am never giving birth.]] [[http://thaliasmusingsnovels.wordpress.com/2011/06/13/1-3-my-kingdom-for-a-pet/]]
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* In the first season of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', several of the Orson's Farm segments had one of these, usually in song and dance form. The show got rid of them later.

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* In the first season of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', several of the Orson's U. S. Acres/Orson's Farm segments had one of these, usually in song and dance form. The show got rid of them later.



* Parodied in the ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' episode "I, Roommate", where Fry and Bender watch a Golden Moment happen on TV, and Leela encourages them to apply the same lesson to their own disagreement. They repeat the same dialogue as on the show word for word... with the roles reversed, so that Bender apologizes even though he was the one being treated unfairly. Regardless, it ends the fight, and Leela ultimately decides to leave well enough alone.

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* Parodied in the ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "I, Roommate", where Fry and Bender watch a Golden Moment happen on TV, and Leela encourages them to apply the same lesson to their own disagreement. They repeat the same dialogue as on the show word for word... with the roles reversed, so that Bender apologizes even though he was the one being treated unfairly. Regardless, it ends the fight, and Leela ultimately decides to leave well enough alone.





DeadHorseTrope to the fullest, although it's starting to resurface in newer forms of media. Distinct from CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, which is what this trope aims at [[{{Narm}} but tends to be too formulaic to reach]].

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DeadHorseTrope to the fullest, although it's starting to resurface in newer forms of media. Distinct from CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, which is what this trope aims at [[{{Narm}} but tends to be too formulaic to reach]].

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* In ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'', Shiki and Neku get a moment on day 7, before fighting the DiscOneFinalBoss, to talk about what they learned about themselves that week and [[HopeSpot reinforce the illusion that this is actually going to be the end]].
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DeadHorseTrope to the fullest, although it's starting to resurface in newer forms of media. Distinct from CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, which is what this trope aims at but tends to be too formulaic to reach.

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DeadHorseTrope to the fullest, although it's starting to resurface in newer forms of media. Distinct from CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, which is what this trope aims at [[{{Narm}} but tends to be too formulaic to reach.reach]].


Typically, the writers will then try to reduce the {{Glurge}} by adding a [[HilarityEnsues joke]], such as having Junior say, "Dad, how do I get baked beans out of my pants?" to [[LaughTrack gales of laughter]] [[EverybodyLaughsEnding from both sides of the Fourth Wall]].

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Typically, the writers will then try to reduce the {{Glurge}} by adding a [[HilarityEnsues joke]], such as having Junior say, "Dad, [[NoodleImplements how do I get baked beans out of my pants?" pants?]]" to [[LaughTrack gales of laughter]] [[EverybodyLaughsEnding from both sides of the Fourth Wall]].


* See also: the Wheel of Morality on ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' which was only played straight once: in TheMovie, ''Film/WakkosWish''.

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* See also: the Wheel of Morality on ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' which was only played straight once: in TheMovie, ''Film/WakkosWish''.''WesternAnimation/WakkosWish''.


Typically, the writers will then try to reduce the {{Glurge saccharine}} by adding a [[HilarityEnsues joke]], such as having Junior say, "Dad, how do I get baked beans out of my pants?" to [[LaughTrack gales of laughter]] [[EverybodyLaughsEnding from both sides of the Fourth Wall]].

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Typically, the writers will then try to reduce the {{Glurge saccharine}} {{Glurge}} by adding a [[HilarityEnsues joke]], such as having Junior say, "Dad, how do I get baked beans out of my pants?" to [[LaughTrack gales of laughter]] [[EverybodyLaughsEnding from both sides of the Fourth Wall]].

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