Atomic Tales was a Patriot Broadcasting Company series broadcast in the 1950's which posed incredible What If? scenarios and exploring their terrifying consequences. Some of the "original" archives have now been unearthed, so that the shows can be broadcast, in full, with introductions and advert breaks, to a more cynical 21st century audience. The show is, of course, a Pastiche of 1950's Values Dissonance, and a reminder of why Americans are funny.
Common tropes include:
- Aesops, often Broken.
- As You Know
- Bad "Bad Acting"
- Fun with Acronyms: The following program has been approved by GAY, the Guardians of American Youth.
- Opening Narration
- Science Is Bad
- Zeerust. Pretty much the basic premise of the series.
- We Will Not Use an Index in the Future