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  • When Dragnet premiered in 1949, it used subject matter that previous crime dramas wouldn't have touched with a ten-foot pole, like rape and child murder.
  • Many Adventures in Odyssey listeners remember the episode "The Mortal Coil". Whit tries to program a special "Heaven" program into the Imagination Station. Long story short, Whit almost dies, Eugene has a Heroic BSoD from experiencing Hell when he tried the programnote , and other things which made that episode famous among listeners as the most terrifying episode in the show's history.
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  • The BBC skewered this idea on April Fools Day 2012 with The Archers - Unchained, a spoof trailer for a Grand Theft Auto style version of the beloved farming soap.