Very Special Episodes

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  1. PyroChamber Not lactose, it's milk!

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    As we all know, "very special episodes" are episodes of certain shows (namely sitcoms) where the episode focuses on a serious or controversial issue.

    So, if anyone can think of any, what some of the best and worst "very special episodes" of a TV show?

    The first one that comes to my mind is "The Body" episode of Buffy.
     
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    "Luck of the Fryish" for Futurama.

    Development Arrested for Arrested Development.

    Every episode with Brandon Fraiser for Scrubs.

    Onyx and Arrow for Smallville
     
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    "On the Beach" - ER
     
  4. Prison Mike Don't drop the soap!

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    that one episode in the Fresh Prince of Bel Air when Carlton takes some pills, which he got from Will (by accident), and was put in the hospital. I think Will cried in that one.

    the one episode of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air where Will reunites with his father only to be stood up by him. He cries in that one too.

    An episode from Full House where Uncle Jesse thinks D.J. was drinking during a middle school dance (but she wasn't).
     
  5. Prison Mike Don't drop the soap!

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    How are Onyx and Arrow a "very special episode"? I would think Rage would be one (because it deals with drugs) but I never saw Onyx and Arrow as one of them.
     
  6. PyroChamber Not lactose, it's milk!

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    Don't forget the one where Will gets shot during a robbery.
     
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    Why does the series finale of AD qualify? There was no Maeby gets an abortion scene.
     
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    School shooting episode of One Tree Hill.
     
  9. Mister J Enlightened to the Great Darkness

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    Carlton, I want the gun! YOU OWE ME! I WANT THE GUN!!! :lmao:
     
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    In that episode, it was like everything Carlton believed in just went out the window.
     
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    The Saved by the Bell where Becky starts taking caffine pills.

    The Tiny Toons wher Buster, Plucky, and Hampton get drunk on one beer (lightweights)

    The 'happy plant' episode of Dinosaurs

    The Full House with D.J.'s eating disorder
     
  12. Prison Mike Don't drop the soap!

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    Oh, forgot about that one! Yeah the robbery episode was a "very special episode" too. There are lots of them out there. Like cabel said, that Saved by the Bell episode with caffeine pills and the Full House episode with the eating disorder.
     
  13. Prison Mike Don't drop the soap!

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    that was a good episode. There aren't many "very special episodes" on tv nowadays. The 80s and 90s had a bunch of them, though.
     
  14. PyroChamber Not lactose, it's milk!

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    I remember hearing about one where a little girl was trapped in a fridge when playing hide and seek, I don't remember what show though.
     
  15. Prison Mike Don't drop the soap!

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    ^what special topic did that episode cover?
     
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    Fridge safety?

    And I just remembered the show, it was Punky Brewster.
     
  17. Prison Mike Don't drop the soap!

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    lol fridge safety?
     
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    Diff'rent Strokes was notorious for the "special episodes"

    -when Arnold and Dudley meet a bicycle shop owner who is a child molester
    -when Sam gets kidnapped at the market
    -when Kimberly and Arnold are hitchhiking and get picked up by a disturbed man
    -when Willis gets caught with marijuana
    -Arnold and Sam encounter a friend who suffers seizures
    -Kimberly suffering from anorexia

    those are the ones I remember, like I said there were a lot.
     
  19. Prison Mike Don't drop the soap!

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    Now those are "very special episodes". :up:
     
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    Full House suffered only from the sappy "awww" moments where corny music would play over tender scenes of Bob Saget discussing foot fungus to his daughters.
     
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    Holy crap. That actually happened? How bad was it, on a level of one to Michael Jackson?
     
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    That episode STILL brings tears to my eyes to this day, and about 100 viewings later.

    Will really showed his acting chops in that one.

    Don't forget about the episode where Will and Carlton pledged into a frat, and Carlton got to point out what 'being black' is really about.
     
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    The Full House when Papoli died
     
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    Family Matters had a lot of these episodes as well.
     
  25. Prison Mike Don't drop the soap!

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    Yeah in Family Matters, the episode where Harriet and Rachel's father comes back. That was pretty serious.
     

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