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* HollywoodSatanism: Very much averted for most of the show, as there have been many informative, factual episodes about real-life Satanism in its various forms. However, this ''trope'' was discussed at-length during the episodes about [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satanic_ritual_abuse Satanic Ritual Abuse]], and how it was exploited in order to convince Americans in the 80's and 90's that [[YouCanPanicNow evil wicked Satanists]] [[ThinkOfTheChildren were out to steal their children.]]

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* HollywoodSatanism: HollywoodSatanism:
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Very much averted for most of the show, as there have been many informative, factual episodes about real-life Satanism in its various forms. However, this ''trope'' was discussed at-length during the episodes about [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satanic_ritual_abuse Satanic Ritual Abuse]], and how it was exploited in order to convince Americans in the 80's and 90's that [[YouCanPanicNow evil wicked Satanists]] [[ThinkOfTheChildren were out to steal their children.]]


* TakeThat: In Episode 220, Aum Shinrikyo Part III: "The Soldiers of White Love", Shoko Asahara's desire to make the world like an anime leads to a jab at ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' character Asuka Langley Soryu, whom Marcus calls "a super-annoying German redhead that's gonna ruin the whole show".
--> '''Henry:''' She's got great breasts, though!\\

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* TakeThat: TakeThat:
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In Episode 220, Aum Shinrikyo Part III: "The Soldiers of White Love", Shoko Asahara's desire to make the world like an anime leads to a jab at ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' character Asuka Langley Soryu, whom Marcus calls "a super-annoying German redhead that's gonna ruin the whole show".
--> ---> '''Henry:''' She's got great breasts, though!\\


** Discussing the trials of the West Memphis Three, Marcus asks Henry to read excerpts from the transcripts of the prosecution. He then has to clarify that aside from Henry's [[BriefAccentImitation funny voices]], he read those verbatim despite how ridiculously stupid they sound.
** When discussing the bizzare decisions made by the judge on Robert Pickton's trial, Marcus has to state this word-for-word when he states why the judge chose to discount the charge of the Jane Doe. The reason? The judge thought that since they never identified her remains, ''[[InsaneTrollLogic she shouldn't be included in the counts at all]]''.

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** Discussing the trials of the West Memphis Three, Marcus asks Henry to read excerpts from the court transcripts of during the prosecution. He then has to clarify clarifies multiple times that aside from Henry's [[BriefAccentImitation funny voices]], he read those verbatim voices]] and despite how ridiculously stupid they sound.
sound, he read those verbatim.
** When discussing the bizzare decisions made by the judge on Robert Pickton's trial, Marcus has to state this word-for-word when he states why the judge chose to discount deny the charge count of the Jane Doe.Doe in the charges. The reason? The judge thought that since they never identified her remains, ''[[InsaneTrollLogic she shouldn't be included in the counts at all]]''.


** When discussing the bizzare decisions made by the judge on Robert Pickton's trial, Marcus has to state this word-for-word when he states why the judge chose to discount the charge of the Jane Doe. The reason? The judge thought that since they never identified her remains, ''[[BizzaroLogic she shouldn't be included in the counts at all]]''.

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** When discussing the bizzare decisions made by the judge on Robert Pickton's trial, Marcus has to state this word-for-word when he states why the judge chose to discount the charge of the Jane Doe. The reason? The judge thought that since they never identified her remains, ''[[BizzaroLogic ''[[InsaneTrollLogic she shouldn't be included in the counts at all]]''.


** The West Memphis Three episodes detail a different form of this trope - when the people who are supposedly meant to deal out justice [[SkewedPriorities care more about locking somebody up]]. Even with the caveat that they were horrified and possibly traumatized by the murders, the police and prosecution still twisted what little evidence they had to pin the muders on the three and [[ManipulativeBastard actively manipulated one of them]] to tell them what they wanted to hear.

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** The West Memphis Three episodes detail a different form of this trope - when the people who are supposedly meant to deal out justice [[SkewedPriorities care more about locking somebody up]]. Even with the caveat that they were horrified and possibly traumatized by the murders, the police and prosecution still twisted what little evidence they had to pin the muders murders on the three trio and [[ManipulativeBastard actively and knowingly manipulated one of them]] to tell them what they wanted to hear.hear. This isn't even going into the general incompetence and the hysteria of the then-current "Satanic Panic" that motivated much of the decision-making.


** When discussin the bizzare decisions made by the judge on Robert Pickton's trial, Marcus has to state this word-for-word when he states why the judge chose to discount the charge of the Jane Doe. The reason? The judge thought that since they never identified her remains, ''[[BizzaroLogic she shouldn't be included in the counts at all]]''.

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** When discussin discussing the bizzare decisions made by the judge on Robert Pickton's trial, Marcus has to state this word-for-word when he states why the judge chose to discount the charge of the Jane Doe. The reason? The judge thought that since they never identified her remains, ''[[BizzaroLogic she shouldn't be included in the counts at all]]''.

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** When discussin the bizzare decisions made by the judge on Robert Pickton's trial, Marcus has to state this word-for-word when he states why the judge chose to discount the charge of the Jane Doe. The reason? The judge thought that since they never identified her remains, ''[[BizzaroLogic she shouldn't be included in the counts at all]]''.


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** The West Memphis Three episodes detail a different form of this trope - when the people who are supposedly meant to deal out justice [[SkewedPriorities care more about locking somebody up]]. Even with the caveat that they were horrified and possibly traumatized by the murders, the police and prosecution still twisted what little evidence they had to pin the muders on the three and [[ManipulativeBastard actively manipulated one of them]] to tell them what they wanted to hear.


** Itís discussed even further in the West Memphis Three episodes, in regards to the misconception that the occult is basically this and how that misconception fed into the case.

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** Itís discussed even further in the West Memphis Three episodes, episodes in regards to the misconception that the occult ďthe occultĒ is basically this this, and how that misconception fed into the case.


** Henry Zabrowski [[NightmareFetishist isn't fazed by much]], but when Ben tells the story of how a fellow juror in a sexual assault case engaged in blatant [[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming Victim Blaming]], he can be heard to yell out "Jesus Christ!" in tangible disgust.

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** Henry Zabrowski [[NightmareFetishist isn't fazed by much]], but when Ben tells the story of how a fellow juror in a sexual assault case engaged in blatant [[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming Victim Blaming]], he can be heard to yell out "Jesus Christ!" in tangible disgust.


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** Itís discussed even further in the West Memphis Three episodes, in regards to the misconception that the occult is basically this and how that misconception fed into the case.


** Duscissing the trials of the West Memphis Three, Marcus asks Henry to read exerpts from the transcripts of the prosecution. He then has to clarify that aside from Henry's [[BriefAccentImitation funny voices]], he read those verbatim despite how ridiculously stupid they sound.

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** Duscissing Discussing the trials of the West Memphis Three, Marcus asks Henry to read exerpts excerpts from the transcripts of the prosecution. He then has to clarify that aside from Henry's [[BriefAccentImitation funny voices]], he read those verbatim despite how ridiculously stupid they sound.


** Henry Zabrowski [[NightmareFetishist isn't fazed by much]], but when Ben tells the story of how a fellow juror in a sexual assault case engaged in blatant [[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming Victim Blaming]], he can be heard to yell out "Jesus Christ!" in tangible disgust.



-->And if the Little People aren't the problem, ''that's'' a problem!

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-->And -->"And if the Little People aren't the problem, ''that's'' a problem!problem!"


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** Marcus lavishly describes the horrific experience that the Forlorn Hope of the Donner Party had in trying to cross the Sierra Nevadas, with three people dying of hypothermia... and then [[ThisIsGonnaSuck heaves a deep sigh,]] as he knows ''exactly'' what he's going to say next.
--->'''Marcus:''' (completely monotone) [[TitleDrop ...and that's when the cannibalism started.]]
--->'''Henry:''' ''Yaaaaaaaaaay!''
--->'''Ben:''' He said it!


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** Duscissing the trials of the West Memphis Three, Marcus asks Henry to read exerpts from the transcripts of the prosecution. He then has to clarify that aside from Henry's [[BriefAccentImitation funny voices]], he read those verbatim despite how ridiculously stupid they sound.


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** Marcus delivers a ''blistering'' one to the Vancouver Police Department for how badly they handled the Robert Pickton case due to petty infighting. Even ''Henry'' is shocked by how worked up he gets about it.
** He also tears Jim Jones a new one, albeit posthumously, deriding his supposed "grand revolutionary gesture" as nothing more than a senseless and selfish act that didn't even get him the recognition he wanted.


* UnintentionallySympathetic: InUniverse, so to speak. In the initial episode (#133) about the Waco siege, the hosts are initially quite sympathetic towards David Koresh and the Branch Davidians, and harshly criticize the federal agents of the ATF for a disproportionate use of force, explicitly blaming them for starting the fire that killed 76 men, women, and children. By the time of the first Oklahoma City Bombing episode (#274), they've [[OpinionFlipflop revised that opinion]] after hearing recordings that confirm the Davidians started the fire themselves on Koresh's orders, and refer disparagingly to the cult when mentioning that the government's heavy-handed approach towards them inspired Timothy [=McVeigh=] to bomb the Oklahoma Federal Building.

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: InUniverse, so to speak. In the initial episode (#133) about the Waco siege, the hosts are initially quite sympathetic towards David Koresh and the Branch Davidians, and harshly criticize the federal agents of the ATF for a disproportionate use of force, explicitly blaming them for starting the fire that killed 76 men, women, and children. By the time of the first Oklahoma City Bombing episode (#274), they've [[OpinionFlipflop revised that opinion]] opinion after hearing recordings that confirm the Davidians started the fire themselves on Koresh's orders, and refer disparagingly to the cult when mentioning that the government's heavy-handed approach towards them inspired Timothy [=McVeigh=] to bomb the Oklahoma Federal Building.

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: InUniverse, so to speak. In the initial episode (#133) about the Waco siege, the hosts are initially quite sympathetic towards David Koresh and the Branch Davidians, and harshly criticize the federal agents of the ATF for a disproportionate use of force, explicitly blaming them for starting the fire that killed 76 men, women, and children. By the time of the first Oklahoma City Bombing episode (#274), they've [[OpinionFlipflop revised that opinion]] after hearing recordings that confirm the Davidians started the fire themselves on Koresh's orders, and refer disparagingly to the cult when mentioning that the government's heavy-handed approach towards them inspired Timothy [=McVeigh=] to bomb the Oklahoma Federal Building.


* TakeThat:
** In Episode 220, Aum Shinrikyo Part III: "The Soldiers of White Love", Shoko Asahara's desire to make the world like an anime leads to a jab at ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' character Asuka Langley Soryu, whom Marcus calls "a super-annoying German redhead that's gonna ruin the whole show".
--> '''Henry:''' She's got great breasts, though!
--> '''Ben:''' I don't think she ruined it!
--> '''Marcus:''' Oh, she is ''AWFUL!''

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* TakeThat:
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TakeThat: In Episode 220, Aum Shinrikyo Part III: "The Soldiers of White Love", Shoko Asahara's desire to make the world like an anime leads to a jab at ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' character Asuka Langley Soryu, whom Marcus calls "a super-annoying German redhead that's gonna ruin the whole show".
--> '''Henry:''' She's got great breasts, though!
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though!\\
'''Ben:''' I don't think she ruined it!
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it!\\
'''Marcus:''' Oh, she is ''AWFUL!''


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* UnusualEuphemism: In the second Joseph Kallinger episode, while Marcus has high praise for Flora Schreiber's descriptive writing style in describing Kallinger's frighteningly vivid hallucinations, he has a hard time coping with the sex-based euphemisms she employs, such as referring to a vagina as a "hairy delta".


* {{Tulpa}}: In the "Men in Black" series, one theory mentioned is that the modern day incarnation of the Men in Black are tulpas formed by the unconscious mind of Albert Bender, the man known for first describing them in the fifties. In the second episode, it becomes a RunningGag that Ben repeatedly proclaims he knows what a tulpa is, regardless of the actual topic. In episode three, Ben tries to suggest that [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Kruger]] is a tulpa. After some back and forth, Marcus acknowledges that Ben is probably right about that, at least regarding ''Film/WesCravensNewNightmare''

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* {{Tulpa}}: In the "Men in Black" series, one theory mentioned is that the modern day incarnation of the Men in Black are tulpas formed by the unconscious mind of Albert Bender, the man known for first describing them in the fifties. In the second episode, it becomes a RunningGag that Ben repeatedly proclaims he knows what a tulpa is, regardless of the actual topic. In episode three, Ben tries to suggest that [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Kruger]] is a tulpa. After some back and forth, Marcus acknowledges that Ben is probably right about that, at least regarding ''Film/WesCravensNewNightmare'' ''Film/WesCravensNewNightmare''.

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