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Unicorndance Logic Girl from Thames, N.Z. Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Logic Girl
Aug 11th 2019 at 6:25:39 PM

On Sesame Street, the lyrics "Come and play, everything's A-OK. Friendly neighbours there, that's where we meet" is an example of the trope. I don't see how. The theme song wasn't a joke and it doesn't say how it applies beyond that it "is this". Is it because Sesame Street is in New York and September 11th happened in New York? I'm confused.

For every low there is a high.
chasemaddigan Playing the world's smallest violin.
Playing the world's smallest violin.
Aug 11th 2019 at 6:38:31 PM

[up] Probably because of how much more prevalent "Stranger Danger" has become in the last few decades?

Either way, it's not that good of an example. I think it can be safely cut.

Edited by chasemaddigan on Aug 11th 2019 at 9:38:44 AM

Brainulator9 Regular garden-variety troper. from US Relationship Status: I get a feeling so complicated...
Regular garden-variety troper.
Aug 11th 2019 at 7:01:12 PM

Seeing the YMMV page, there are some things that seem off.

  • A 1976 cover of Sesame Street magazine showed Cookie Monster attacking the Twin Towers. Obviously intended as a parody of the then-current hype for King Kong, but 25 years later, it stopped being funny (unless you have a dark sense of humor). Would this count as an example?
  • In this 1992 clip, Elmo pretends to be an obnoxious wind-up toy. Four years later comes Tickle Me Elmo, amid other merchandise. Though 'Tickle Me Elmo' isn't so funny anymore. Link is dead. seems like it talked about the case of the puppeteer acused of sexual harrassment, which I don't see much relation with either 'Tickle-Me Elmo' or the original scene.
  • In The Movie The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, Elmo has a poster of Tiger Woods in his bedroom. Woods' career was nearly destroyed when it was found out he was having affairs with multiple women. The career of Elmo's puppeteer, Kevin Clash, was destroyed by similar circumstances. This seems correct.
  • Bill Cosby once made frequent cameo appearances on Sesame Street and various other kids' shows. After numerous rape allegations, it's unlikely he'll ever show up again. No relation between his appearances and the later allegations.
  • Gee, guys, we know you were trying to teach skip counting, but did you have to recalibrate the episode numbering protocol and skip over seventy four numbers in the process? I don't even know what this is supposed to be.

Sorry to barge in.
Brainulator9 Regular garden-variety troper. from US Relationship Status: I get a feeling so complicated...
Regular garden-variety troper.
Aug 11th 2019 at 7:02:32 PM

Only the Cookie Monster thing I can see counting under current criteria. The others are stretching.

You don't mean no-nothing at all to me...
gjjones Musician/Composer from South Wales, New York
Musician/Composer
Aug 19th 2019 at 11:52:18 PM

I'll post a potential example here for YMMV.Neon Genesis Evangelion:

  • In the episode "Moment, Heart, Together", the Studio Fantasia building's destruction during Asuka and Shinji's first battle with Israfel becomes harder to swallow when the studio went bankrupt a little over 11 years after this episode aired on TV Tokyo.

Thoughts or is it misuse?

Edited by gjjones on Aug 19th 2019 at 2:54:24 PM

No matter who you are, always be yourself.
gjjones Musician/Composer from South Wales, New York
Musician/Composer
Aug 20th 2019 at 2:53:28 AM

[up] Oh, and since the last time I checked, the Fantasia entry wasn't added in the first place after all.

I wanted to ask before I can put it in, that's all.

Edited by gjjones on Aug 20th 2019 at 5:56:23 AM

No matter who you are, always be yourself.
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