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** When Bojack begins strangling Gina, [[DeathGlare his expression]] is truly terrifying.

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** When Bojack begins strangling Gina, [[DeathGlare his expression]] is truly terrifying. Even for a cartoon, you can see disturbingly [[KillingIntent malicious intent in his eyes]], as if it were a real murder taking place.


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** When Bojack begins strangling Gina, [[DeathGlare his expression is truly terrifying.]]


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--> '''[=BoJack=]''': Hey, you see those people?
--> '''Sarah Lynn''': Yeah.
--> '''[=BoJack=]''': Well, those boobs and jerkwads are the best friends you'll ever have. Without them, you're nothing. Remember that. Your family will never understand you, your lovers will leave you or try to change you, but your fans, you be good to them and they'll be good to you. The most important thing is, you gotta give the people what they want, even if it kills you, even if it empties you out until there's nothing left to empty. No matter what happens, no matter how much it hurts, you don't stop dancing, and you don't stop smiling, and you give those people what they '''''want!'''''

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--> '''[=BoJack=]''': '''[=BoJack=]:''' Hey, you see those people?
--> '''Sarah Lynn''': Lynn:''' Yeah.
--> '''[=BoJack=]''': '''[=BoJack=]:''' Well, those boobs and jerkwads are the best friends you'll ever have. Without them, you're nothing. Remember that. Your family will never understand you, your lovers will leave you or try to change you, but your fans, you be good to them and they'll be good to you. The most important thing is, you gotta give the people what they want, even if it kills you, even if it empties you out until there's nothing left to empty. No matter what happens, no matter how much it hurts, you don't stop dancing, and you don't stop smiling, and you give those people what they '''''want!'''''


!This page will contain major, unmarked spoilers for ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman''.



* Diane's well-meaning-but-ill-conceived humanitarian misadventure in {{war| is hell}}-torn [[{{Ruritania}} Cordovia]]; there's a good reason that Mr. Peanutbutter was so alarmed by her decision to travel ''there'' of all places. [[WideEyedIdealist Hoping she could make a difference in the world]], [[RealityEnsues the harsh reality of the situation soon sets in]]. [[spoiler:After being informed that [[TheWoobie the poor little orphan boy]] she befriended [[DeathOfAChild was killed in a bombing]], and her host [[LackOfEmpathy reacting to it with indifference]], she immediately leaves for a flight back to Los Angeles.]]

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* Diane's well-meaning-but-ill-conceived humanitarian misadventure in {{war| is hell}}-torn [[{{Ruritania}} Cordovia]]; there's a good reason that Mr. Peanutbutter was so alarmed by her decision to travel ''there'' of all places. [[WideEyedIdealist Hoping she could make a difference in the world]], [[RealityEnsues the harsh reality of the situation soon sets in]]. [[spoiler:After After being informed that [[TheWoobie the poor little orphan boy]] she befriended [[DeathOfAChild was killed in a bombing]], and her host [[LackOfEmpathy reacting to it with indifference]], she immediately leaves for a flight back to Los Angeles.]]
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* Quite a lot of AdultFear from Charlotte's point of view, when she suddenly discovers [[spoiler:her teen daughter Penny almost about to sleep with [=BoJack=]. She's now mad as all hell, and orders him to leave her home.]] Imagine your adult friend who you begin to see as a friend to not only you but your whole family and then he tries to [[spoiler: sleep with your daughter.]] Squick.

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* Quite a lot of AdultFear from Charlotte's point of view, when she suddenly discovers [[spoiler:her her teen daughter Penny almost about to sleep with [=BoJack=]. She's now mad as all hell, and orders him to leave her home.]] Imagine your adult friend who you begin to see as a friend to not only you but your whole family and then he tries to [[spoiler: sleep with your daughter.]] Squick.



* This WhamEpisode ends with [[spoiler:Sarah-Lynn overdosing on drugs as a result of [=BoJack=] asking her to end her 9-month-long withdrawal from substances, just so that she can get wasted with him. Sarah-Lynn loses consciousness and dies in [=BoJack's=] arms while the two of them were having quite the eye-opening, life-contemplating experience at a planetarium. [[DownerEnding The End]].]]

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* This WhamEpisode ends with [[spoiler:Sarah-Lynn Sarah-Lynn overdosing on drugs as a result of [=BoJack=] asking her to end her 9-month-long withdrawal from substances, just so that she can get wasted with him. Sarah-Lynn loses consciousness and dies in [=BoJack's=] arms while the two of them were having quite the eye-opening, life-contemplating experience at a planetarium. [[DownerEnding The End]].]]
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* [=BoJack=]'s HeelRealization that [[spoiler:Sarah Lynn's rise and fall wasn't anything special. She was just one used-up starlet in a long line of used-up starlets, and he contributed to the problem by inadvertently causing her fatal overdose. When the child actress on ''Ethan Around'' tells him she wants to be just like him, he has a panic attack at the implication that [[HistoryRepeats he'll be responsible for it yet again]], and is literally DrivenToSuicide when he attempts to crash his car along the freeway, only to relent and continue living at the last second.]]

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* [=BoJack=]'s HeelRealization that [[spoiler:Sarah Sarah Lynn's rise and fall wasn't anything special. She was just one used-up starlet in a long line of used-up starlets, and he contributed to the problem by inadvertently causing her fatal overdose. When the child actress on ''Ethan Around'' tells him she wants to be just like him, he has a panic attack at the implication that [[HistoryRepeats he'll be responsible for it yet again]], and is literally DrivenToSuicide when he attempts to crash his car along the freeway, only to relent and continue living at the last second.]]



* Mrs. Sugarman's breakdown after her son is killed in the war, culminating in [[spoiler:her ''being lobotomized'' after making young Beatrice drive them home, causing her to crash into a gas station. Her dead stare, along with the massive scar on her head (and the awful truth of mental health treatment in the 40's) is ''[[DownerEnding disturbing]].'' Made worse by her final line, which turns [[CallBack an innocent phrase from earlier]] into a chilling wordplay:]].
-->'''Honey:''' [[spoiler: Why, I have half a mind...]]

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* Mrs. Sugarman's breakdown after her son is killed in the war, culminating in [[spoiler:her her ''being lobotomized'' after making young Beatrice drive them home, causing her to crash into a gas station. Her dead stare, along with the massive scar on her head (and the awful truth of mental health treatment in the 40's) is ''[[DownerEnding disturbing]].'' Made worse by her final line, which turns [[CallBack an innocent phrase from earlier]] into a chilling wordplay:]].wordplay:.
-->'''Honey:''' [[spoiler: Why, I have half a mind...]]



--->'''Honey''': I don't know, but I've got half a mind to kiss you with that "smart mouth".\\
'''Joseph''': Well ''that'' half you can keep!

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--->'''Honey''': --->'''Honey:''' I don't know, but I've got half a mind to kiss you with that "smart mouth".\\
'''Joseph''': '''Joseph:''' Well ''that'' half you can keep!



---->'''Honey''': Love does things to a person. [[LoveMakesYouCrazy Terrible things]]. Beatrice, [[spoiler:[[FreudianExcuse promise me you'll never love anyone as much as I loved Crackerjack]]]].\\
'''Beatrice''': [[ThePromise I promise]]. I won't.

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---->'''Honey''': ---->'''Honey:''' Love does things to a person. [[LoveMakesYouCrazy Terrible things]]. Beatrice, [[spoiler:[[FreudianExcuse [[FreudianExcuse promise me you'll never love anyone as much as I loved Crackerjack]]]].Crackerjack]].\\
'''Beatrice''': '''Beatrice:''' [[ThePromise I promise]]. I won't.



*** Mr. Peanutbutter's ex-wife Creator/JessicaBiel proves to be quite an AxCrazy, power-hungry psychopath. Even at the beginning, [[PyroManiac she suggested that they should just light someone on fire for warmth]]. [[spoiler:It turns out that she wasn't even joking, as she cold-bloodedly murders Creator/ZachBraff by [[KillItWithFire setting him on fire]]. Then she declares herself leader, and plans to get rid of Mr. Peanutbutter in the exact same way!]]
** A bit of FridgeHorror: since [=BoJack=] was one of the people trapped underground for those 10 days, that means Hollyhock was most likely at his house with Beatrice and Tina the whole time. Not a scary thought at first, but then we find out in the next episode that [[spoiler:Beatrice was spiking Hollyhock's coffee with amphetamines the entire time...]]

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*** Mr. Peanutbutter's ex-wife Creator/JessicaBiel proves to be quite an AxCrazy, power-hungry psychopath. Even at the beginning, [[PyroManiac she suggested that they should just light someone on fire for warmth]]. [[spoiler:It It turns out that she wasn't even joking, as she cold-bloodedly murders Creator/ZachBraff by [[KillItWithFire setting him on fire]]. Then she declares herself leader, and plans to get rid of Mr. Peanutbutter in the exact same way!]]
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** A bit of FridgeHorror: since [=BoJack=] was one of the people trapped underground for those 10 days, that means Hollyhock was most likely at his house with Beatrice and Tina the whole time. Not a scary thought at first, but then we find out in the next episode that [[spoiler:Beatrice Beatrice was spiking Hollyhock's coffee with amphetamines the entire time...]]
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* The cold open, [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou including the "A Netflix Original Series" card at the very start]], is from a distorted, blurry perspective, with muffled audio and disjointed shots of [=BoJack=], Tina, Hollyhock, and Beatrice playing cards. The audience isn't exactly clear what's going on until it's made clear Hollyhock is having some sort of episode, and she stumbles to the bathroom, where she quickly replies to one of her dads' texts a happy selfie with the TitleDrop as her caption before passing out. We're kept in the dark about her condition for over ''ten minutes'', until it's revealed [[spoiler:she overdosed on appetite suppressants Beatrice had been mindlessly slipping into her coffee without anyone knowing.]] Her being a teenager makes this a pretty horrible AdultFear.

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* The cold open, [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou including the "A Netflix Original Series" card at the very start]], is from a distorted, blurry perspective, with muffled audio and disjointed shots of [=BoJack=], Tina, Hollyhock, and Beatrice playing cards. The audience isn't exactly clear what's going on until it's made clear Hollyhock is having some sort of episode, and she stumbles to the bathroom, where she quickly replies to one of her dads' texts a happy selfie with the TitleDrop as her caption before passing out. We're kept in the dark about her condition for over ''ten minutes'', until it's revealed [[spoiler:she she overdosed on appetite suppressants Beatrice had been mindlessly slipping into her coffee without anyone knowing.]] knowing. Her being a teenager makes this a pretty horrible AdultFear.



* Beatrice's traumatic flashbacks are extremely trippy and unnerving, [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness due to being filtered through both her dementia and depression]]. They start with subtle changes, such as the letters on the hotel sign switching around (though when you do notice them they can be quite jarring), and then slide into borderline DerangedAnimation, such as the portraits of the Sugarman and Horseman families being layered together, and [[TheBlank the faces of Henrietta and most other people being scribbled out]] for the whole episode. Then here's the horrible, hellish red filter over Beatrice's flashbacks to her childhood, [[spoiler:and her father cheerfully burning her beloved baby doll while she cries for him to stop. '''''[[WhamEpisode Damn]].''''']]
** Beatrice's memory of her mother appears to be so painful, she's only ever seen as [[spoiler:flashes of her silhouette, with the massive surgical scar on her head highlighted]].
*** Also, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWm4Ymw8keQ as this review pointed out]], things shown in shadow often symbolize something to be feared, playing on the PrimalFear of [[NothingIsScarier the dark]]. [[spoiler:Honey being shown only in silhouette not only displays how she's now a "shadow" of her former self; because Joseph used Honey and her lobotomy as a threat to keep Beatrice in line, Beatrice sees her mother as everything she fears could happen to her.]]

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* Beatrice's traumatic flashbacks are extremely trippy and unnerving, [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness due to being filtered through both her dementia and depression]]. They start with subtle changes, such as the letters on the hotel sign switching around (though when you do notice them they can be quite jarring), and then slide into borderline DerangedAnimation, such as the portraits of the Sugarman and Horseman families being layered together, and [[TheBlank the faces of Henrietta and most other people being scribbled out]] for the whole episode. Then here's the horrible, hellish red filter over Beatrice's flashbacks to her childhood, [[spoiler:and and her father cheerfully burning her beloved baby doll while she cries for him to stop. '''''[[WhamEpisode Damn]].''''']]
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** Beatrice's memory of her mother appears to be so painful, she's only ever seen as [[spoiler:flashes flashes of her silhouette, with the massive surgical scar on her head highlighted]].
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*** Also, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWm4Ymw8keQ as this review pointed out]], things shown in shadow often symbolize something to be feared, playing on the PrimalFear of [[NothingIsScarier the dark]]. [[spoiler:Honey Honey being shown only in silhouette not only displays how she's now a "shadow" of her former self; because Joseph used Honey and her lobotomy as a threat to keep Beatrice in line, Beatrice sees her mother as everything she fears could happen to her.]]



** And the kicker -- [[spoiler:when her father is burning all of her possessions, including [[SecurityBlanket her favorite doll]], he makes no attempt to console or explain things to Beatrice. He instead scolds her for getting so emotional [[ImpliedDeathThreat before reminding her what happened when her mother couldn't control herself]].]]

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** And the kicker -- [[spoiler:when when her father is burning all of her possessions, including [[SecurityBlanket her favorite doll]], he makes no attempt to console or explain things to Beatrice. He instead scolds her for getting so emotional [[ImpliedDeathThreat before reminding her what happened when her mother couldn't control herself]].]]



* As with ''The Old Sugarman Place'', this is an episode that makes terrifyingly effective use of sound, particularly towards the end. As Beatrice's memory of her doll being burned gets entangled with [=BoJack=]'s birth and [[spoiler:Hollyhock's]] birth, the music moves from bittersweet but triumphant, to a moment of calm...only to slide into a discordant and eerie noise as a young Beatrice frantically begs the servants not to burn her belongings, cut with [[spoiler:Hollyhock's]] separation from her mother. There's a ScareChord when Henrietta screams as her baby is taken from her, followed quickly by the echoing and ethereal scream as Honey's lobotomized silhouette appears in the flames behind Beatrice's father and his horrifying DissonantSerenity. The effect is downright chilling.

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* As with ''The Old Sugarman Place'', this is an episode that makes terrifyingly effective use of sound, particularly towards the end. As Beatrice's memory of her doll being burned gets entangled with [=BoJack=]'s birth and [[spoiler:Hollyhock's]] Hollyhock's birth, the music moves from bittersweet but triumphant, to a moment of calm...only to slide into a discordant and eerie noise as a young Beatrice frantically begs the servants not to burn her belongings, cut with [[spoiler:Hollyhock's]] Hollyhock's separation from her mother. There's a ScareChord when Henrietta screams as her baby is taken from her, followed quickly by the echoing and ethereal scream as Honey's lobotomized silhouette appears in the flames behind Beatrice's father and his horrifying DissonantSerenity. The effect is downright chilling.


* The [[CarnivoreConfusion chicken slaughtering]]. To clarify, in a world full of PettingZooPeople, how do they eat animal meat? Well, there are ''no non-anthropomorphic animals'', so sections of prey species are bred solely for the purpose of being eaten, and are hormonally altered so that they can only act like dumb animals.

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* The [[CarnivoreConfusion chicken slaughtering]]. To clarify, in a world full of PettingZooPeople, {{Funny Animal}}s, how do they eat animal meat? Well, there are ''no non-anthropomorphic animals'', so sections of prey species are bred solely for the purpose of being eaten, and are hormonally altered so that they can only act like dumb animals.


* The episode's main plot is kicked off by Hollyhock throwing all of Bojack's painkiller pills down the sink drain, due to a combination of PTSD-induced flashbacks of when Beatrice poisoned her coffee with amphetamines, and (unjustified) paranoia that Bojack was going to spike her pizza with those pills. It reveals that she's still mentally scarred by last season's events that resulted in her hospitalization.
* Desperate for painkillers after Hollyhock destroys his stash and visibly going into withdrawals, Bojack closes his eyes and plows his car into oncoming traffic, echoing his earlier suicide attempt from the Season 3 finale.

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* The episode's main plot is kicked off by Hollyhock throwing all of Bojack's [=BoJack=]'s painkiller pills down the sink drain, due to a combination of PTSD-induced flashbacks of when Beatrice poisoned her coffee with amphetamines, and (unjustified) paranoia that Bojack [=BoJack=] was going to spike her pizza with those pills. It reveals that she's still mentally scarred by last season's events that resulted in her hospitalization.
* Desperate for painkillers after Hollyhock destroys his stash and visibly going into withdrawals, Bojack [=BoJack=] closes his eyes and plows his car into oncoming traffic, echoing his earlier suicide attempt from the Season 3 finale.



* The episode takes the premise of the classic SurrealHorror film ''Anime/PerfectBlue'' and makes it ''even darker'' with Bojack's painkiller addiction causing the MindScrew plot of ''Philbert'' to [[SanitySlippage bleed into his perception of his real life]] more and more, culminating in him ''genuinely'' strangling Gina during filming of the show, as the others gradually realize they're watching what looks like an attempted murder in progress.

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* The episode takes the premise of the classic SurrealHorror film ''Anime/PerfectBlue'' and makes it ''even darker'' with Bojack's [=BoJack=]'s painkiller addiction causing the MindScrew plot of ''Philbert'' to [[SanitySlippage bleed into his perception of his real life]] more and more, culminating in him ''genuinely'' strangling Gina during filming of the show, as the others gradually realize they're watching what looks like an attempted murder in progress.



** The other characters present are horrified when they finally realize what's happening, including Mr. Peanutbutter who joins several crew members in pulling Bojack off of Gina. [[{{Jerkass}} But Flip's reaction]]? [[LackOfEmpathy Tell the cameraman to keep filming]].
** Actually the even more unsettling element is that only a handful of crew members figure to stop Bojack. [[ApatheticCitizens The rest just sit there and gawp or record footage on their phone.]] If Mr Peanutbutter hadn't started restraining Bojack, everyone might have dithered long enough for Bojack to kill Gina.
** In the French dub, Bojack is ''laughing'' as he strangles Gina.
*** Hell, French Bojack is just downright terrifying in this scene. Whereas in the English dub he sounds seriously pissed off, the French dub makes it sound like he's completely lost his mind in a blind rage.
* In the final scene of Bojack's drug-induced psychosis, there's the absolutely chilling shot of Bojack looking up at the ''Philbert'' promotional balloon of him, which is ''staring directly back at him'' in a way that seems to symbolize how everything that's just happened was all his own fault, and he has no one else to blame. And then the episode just ends right there. Oh God...

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** The other characters present are horrified when they finally realize what's happening, including Mr. Peanutbutter who joins several crew members in pulling Bojack [=BoJack=] off of Gina. [[{{Jerkass}} But Flip's reaction]]? [[LackOfEmpathy Tell the cameraman to keep filming]].
** Actually the even more unsettling element is that only a handful of crew members figure to stop Bojack.[=BoJack=]. [[ApatheticCitizens The rest just sit there and gawp or record footage on their phone.]] If Mr Mr. Peanutbutter hadn't started restraining Bojack, [=BoJack=], everyone might have dithered long enough for Bojack [=BoJack=] to kill Gina.
** In the French dub, Bojack [=BoJack=] is ''laughing'' as he strangles Gina.
*** Hell, French Bojack [=BoJack=] is just downright terrifying in this scene. Whereas in the English dub he sounds seriously pissed off, the French dub makes it sound like he's completely lost his mind in a blind rage.
* In the final scene of Bojack's [=BoJack=]'s drug-induced psychosis, there's the absolutely chilling shot of Bojack [=BoJack=] looking up at the ''Philbert'' promotional balloon of him, which is ''staring directly back at him'' in a way that seems to symbolize how everything that's just happened was all his own fault, and he has no one else to blame. And then the episode just ends right there. Oh God...

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*** Hell, French Bojack is just downright terrifying in this scene. Whereas in the English dub he sounds seriously pissed off, the French dub makes it sound like he's completely lost his mind in a blind rage.



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* When Joseph not so subtly threatens to have Beatrice lobotomised like her mother, the background is nothing but fire, essentially being Hell. Joseph turns his body slightly so that it faces the audience and his ears actually resemble ''horns.'' This may not even have been intentional on the animators part, but it certainly makes Joseph look that much more evil.

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** In the French dub, Bojack is ''laughing'' as he strangles Gina.


* While it's played for [[BlackComedy dark satire]] and [[FridgeHorror isn't actually shown on-screen]], there's the in-universe news media's constant stories about the numerous recent massacres by spree-shooters in the United States. It's a rather [[{{Anvilicious}} grim reminder]] of a [[TruthInTelevision horrific real-life phenomenon]]. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Regardless of whether or not one agrees with this episode's mixed messages about gun politics]]. Even by that standard it's dark; there are at least half a dozen in the course of a single day.

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* While it's played for [[BlackComedy dark satire]] and [[FridgeHorror isn't actually shown on-screen]], there's the in-universe news media's constant stories about the numerous recent massacres by spree-shooters in the United States. It's a rather [[{{Anvilicious}} grim reminder]] of a [[TruthInTelevision horrific real-life phenomenon]]. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Regardless of whether or not one agrees with this episode's mixed messages about gun politics]]. Even by that standard it's dark; there are at least half a dozen in the course of a single day.


* While it's played for [[BlackComedy dark satire]] and [[FridgeHorror isn't actually shown on-screen]], there's the in-universe news media's constant stories about the numerous recent massacres by spree-shooters in the United States. It's a rather [[{{Anvilicious}} grim reminder]] of a [[TruthInTelevision horrific real-life phenomenon]]. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Regardless of whether or not one agrees with this episode's mixed messages about gun politics]].

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* While it's played for [[BlackComedy dark satire]] and [[FridgeHorror isn't actually shown on-screen]], there's the in-universe news media's constant stories about the numerous recent massacres by spree-shooters in the United States. It's a rather [[{{Anvilicious}} grim reminder]] of a [[TruthInTelevision horrific real-life phenomenon]]. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Regardless of whether or not one agrees with this episode's mixed messages about gun politics]]. Even by that standard it's dark; there are at least half a dozen in the course of a single day.

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