Essay:Greatest Conservative TV Shows
Live Action Series
|Title||Original run||Network||TV rating||Description|
|21 Jump Street||1987-1991||Fox (seasons 1–4),
first-run syndication (season 5)
|NR||Teen-looking undercover cops do everything they can do in order to stop young people (teenagers) from their lives being ruined (mostly by drugs).|
|24||2001-2010||Fox||TV 14||Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) protects America at all costs against all terrorists, whether Islamic, European, Communist Chinese, African, or even from within the U.S. government. The 2017 sequel series, 24: Legacy, stars Corey Hawkins as ex-Army Ranger Eric Carter, who battles Islamic terrorists planning attacks on American soil.|
|24: Live Another Day||2014||Fox||TV 14||Jack Bauer, after four years, returns and tries to thwart a multi-pronged terrorist attack within Great Britain, including the near-assassination of the President, which involves both Islamic terrorists and Chinese terrorists with some backing from the Russians.|
|The 700 Club||1966–present||Christian Broadcasting Network, Freeform, first-run syndication||This Christian-oriented news magazine program contains musical performances, testimonies from guests, ministry, Bible study and current news, events, lifestyle reports, and investigative reporting. Current hosts include Pat Robertson (the show's creator and original host), Gordon P. Robertson, Terry Meeuwsen, and Wendy Griffith.|
|Adam-12||1968-1975||NBC||TV rating PG||This spinoff of the Jack Webb-produced series Dragnet, also based on actual cases and more than one per episode, now focuses on LAPD street patrol officers Peter Malloy and James (Jim) Reed while demonstrating the same moral examples as Dragnet. It was remade into a limited (Los Angeles and New York City) syndication show in 1989-1991 with unknown main players, new characters, and situations. None of the original series' three main players (Martin Milner, Kent McCord, William Boyett) ever fell victim to Hollywood Values: Milner and McCord stayed married to their same wives with whom were the only mothers of all their children between them. And despite Boyett's first marriage (1947-1950) to Willagene Wither ending in divorce, Boyett's second marriage in 1957 to Joan Amelia Reynolds lasted until his death in 2004, age 77, with nine children between them: Milner (who died in 2015 at age 83) had four, McCord had three, and Boyett (who died in 2004 at age 77) had two (with Joan) and became a grandfather twice over. The 1969 Season 2 episode, "Baby", is said to have been based on Kent McCord's own real life wife's birth of one of their own children that year.|
|Adam||1983||NBC||TV NR||TV made film on the abduction and murder of John Walsh's son Adam in 1981 and his crusade for missing and exploited children. Followed by a sequel, Adam: His Song Continues (1986).|
|The Adams Chronicles||1976||PBS||TV NR||A thirteen episode miniseries dedicated to founding father John Adams and his family, made in honor of the American Bicentennial.|
|The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet||1952-1966||ABC||This long running comedy show was the start of the epitomies of 1950s stable families and their values, featuring fictionalized versions of the real-life Nelson family (bandleader Ozzie Nelson, his wife Harriet, and their sons David and Ricky). The sitcom ran for 14 seasons and switched from its original black-and-white format to color in its final season in 1965. A sequel series, Ozzie's Girls, in which David and Ricky are absent as two college girls move into the boys' old room as Ozzie and Harriet's boarders, aired in first-run syndication in 1973–74.|
|Adventures of Superman||1952-1958||First-run syndication||Live action adaptation of American icon Superman fights for truth, justice, and (of course) the American Way.|
|American Idol||2002-2016||Fox||TV-PG||This reality talent show allows the best amateur singers of the public to come to the fore musically, with the winner at the end of each season earning a recording deal. This reflects the core of the American Dream: anyone, regardless of his or her origins, can succeed and move upwards in society.|
|American Ninja Warrior||2009-present||NBC||TV-PG||Contestants go through physical challenges in battling out through strength. Only legal US residents may enter on the show. Also many of the contestants share their stories which show family and the military in positive light, and drugs in negative light.|
|America's Most Wanted||1988-2011||Fox TV||TV NR/PG13||John Walsh hosts news documentary of well-known suspects and fugitives, their crimes and captures. Was the real life father of above mentioned Adam Walsh and subject of above mentioned TV films named for him.|
|Antiques Roadshow||1997-||PBS||NR||Shows the real value (financial and historical) of handcrafts and traditional, old-fashioned things and memorabilia. One of the rare conservative shows to air on the ultra-liberal PBS. It was made by the same station that also made the liberal Postcards from Buster.|
|The Apprentice||2004-2015, 2017||NBC||NR||In this reality competition series, contestants compete for a prestigious position in one of the divisions of Donald Trump's business empire. Liberals stopped watching when they realized that Trump, who was apparently a liberal for much of the 2000s, was turning conservative. Conservative California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger hosted the 2017 season.|
|Band of Brothers||2001||HBO||TV-MA||This World War II military drama deals with the exploits of E Company, 506th Infantry Regiment of the United States Army. Similar to Saving Private Ryan, the mini-series promotes the military and American values in a positive light as well as the Nazis in a negative light.|
|Beakman's World||1992-1998||CBS||TV-G||An eccentric scientist named Beakman teaches children about science better than the Department of Education ever could, the free market at work.|
|Bibleman||1995-2010||Direct to video||In this aptly-named series, Miles Peterson loses his money, power, and fame and is directionless until he becomes a superhero by harnessing the power of God. He then devotes himself to defending Christianity against evildoers who seek to suppress it and its followers and turn them to lives of atheism and evil.|
|Black Saddle||1959-1960||ABC||Peter Breck plays Clay Culhane, a gunfighter-turned-lawyer who seeks to help those in need of legal representation; co-starring Russell Johnson as Marshal Gib Scott.|
|The Bob Newhart Show||1972-1978||CBS||TV-G||Comedy great Bob Newhart plays psychiatrist Robert Hartley in this sitcom that highlights how insane people may become in a secular world.|
|Bonanza||1959-1973||NBC||TV-G||A Western promoting good neighborliness, family values, and the pursuit of just causes, with Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts and Michael Landon, joined in later seasons by David Canary, Mitch Vogel and Tim Matheson. Bonanza was the third-longest running Western series in television history with its fourteen-season run, behind Death Valley Days (at 18 seasons) and Gunsmoke (at 20 seasons).|
|The Brady Bunch||1969-1974||ABC||TV-G||This classic, wholesome pro-family sitcom centers on a healthily functional, although highly unlikely, suburban Los Angeles blended family: a widow (Florence Henderson) with three daughters and a widower (Robert Reed) with three sons and a live-in housekeeper (Ann B. Davis; Davis later moved to an Episcopalian intentional community)|
|Broken Arrow||1956-1958||ABC||TV NR/PG||A compassionate Indian agent, Tom Jeffords, played by John Lupton, forges a friendship with the Apache Indian Cochise, portrayed by Michael Ansara; set in Arizona.|
|Chernobyl||2019||HBO||A five-episode miniseries based on the real-life nuclear disaster at Chernobyl. Although its showrunner claims it was comparable to the Donald Trump administration, the show itself nevertheless exposes the horrors of the Communist system, making very clear that it was Communist lies, falsehoods, and incompetence that ultimately led to the nuclear disaster in the first place.|
|CHiPS||1977-1983||NBC||TV rating PG||Rick Rosner (California Highway Patrol member)-produced light motorcycle dramedy mix on mostly Los Angeles' freeways, beaches and streets, operating through Los Angeles's CHP Central station.|
|Chuck||2007-2012||NBC||PG||Chuck Bartowsky, a computer repair technician, accidentally downloads numerous top-secret government files into his brain and is recruited by the CIA, seeing as he can help them crack their toughest cases with his ability to rapidly shuffle through and find images in his head relevant to particular elements of a mission. The show emphasizes family values, honor, and a respect for America's people in uniform, with one character, the brutish but patriotic NSA agent John Casey, as an outspoken conservative and Ronald Reagan supporter. Furthermore, the series averts feminism as positive male and female role models are present: both Chuck's sister Ellie and her eventual husband Devon/"Captain Awesome" are equally competent physicians; and CIA agent Sarah Walker, who grows from being Chuck's cover girlfriend to being his real girlfriend and eventually his wife, wants to leave the dangerous world of espionage towards the end of the series with Chuck to start a nuclear family.|
|Coming Home||2011–2012||Lifetime||American military veterans come home to their families in this heartwarming series.|
|The Commish||1991-1996||ABC||TV rating NR (PG?)||Former New York City PD detective Tony Scali (Michael Chiklis) moves upstate to a small town police department and uses creativity instead of much violence to fight crime in the fictitious city of Eastbridge, New York. He has the same amount of genuine concern (love) for his family as he cares for his city and its police force.|
|The Cosby Show||1984-1992||NBC||TV-G||The world-famous, long-running Bill Cosby sitcom promoting good family values.|
|The Critic||1994-1995||ABC, Fox||TV-PG||A comedy about a critic fed up with the terrible movies that are ruined by their Hollywood values (His catchphrase was "It stinks!"). It was released in an industry run by liberals, and that may be why it was cancelled before its time.|
|Dad's Army||1968-1977||BBC1 (UK)||Portrays the determination of ordinary British people to resist the might of Hitler's liberal Nazi forces. Emphasizes the importance of never ever cooperating with an invader, not even giving them your name.|
|Daniel Boone||1964-1970||NBC||G||As the title music sang, "he fought for America, to make all Americans free", with Fess Parker in the starring role.|
|Death Valley Days||1952-1970||Syndicated||NR/PG||Historically-based dramatic Western presentations hosted at different times by Stanley Andrews, Ronald Reagan, Robert Taylor, and Dale Robertson. It ran at times under other titles, such as Trails West, with Ray Milland. This was the second-longest running Western series in television history (behind only Gunsmoke), with new episodes aired from 1952 to 1970, followed by reruns (with new narration added) until 1975.|
|Designated Survivor||2017-2018||ABC||TV-14||When a terrorist attack destroys the Capitol building, killing several high-ranking members of government, including the President, a low-ranking member is the designated survivor and becomes the President of the United States. A pro-Trump series through and through, but the show itself graduates from more liberal to more movement conservative. Tackles issues such as Confederate monuments, Islamic terrorism, interventionism, diplomacy, and even the bully tactics of both Democrats and Republicans. The show portrays several situations which President Trump has been in, and shows the protagonist doing exactly what President Trump has done in each one. When confronted with both Democrats and Republicans, the President decides to kowtow to neither one; in negotiations with North Korea, he uses both the carrot and the stick. The protagonist's opponents even attempt to invoke the 25th Amendment to impeach him! In addition, after the President's character is shot, he is depicted waving to the audience on the balcony of his hospital bedroom in a similar manner to Ronald Reagan after his attempted assassination.|
|The Dick Van Dyke Show||1961-1966||CBS||Pro-marriage and pro-family, this series launched the career of Mary Tyler Moore.|
|Dirty Jobs||2005-2012||Discovery Channel||TV-14||Trade activist Mike Rowe isn't exactly liberals cup of tea.|
|Dog the Bounty Hunter||2004-2012||A & E||TV-PG||A public prayer to Jesus launches each new bounty mission consisting of unlikely heroes enforcing law and order. Born Again Christian Duane "Dog" Chapman promotes American values as he hunts down criminals. After capturing wanted fugitives, Dog tells them that they need to give their life over to Christ.|
|The Donna Reed Show||1958-1966||ABC||TV-G||A situation comedy of an upper-middle-class family in Hillsdale (state not given), with Donna Reed starring as Donna Stone, wife of pediatrician Dr. Alex Stone (played by Carl Betz), mother of Mary Stone (Shelly Fabares) and Jeff Stone (Paul Petersen) and adoptive mother of Trisha Stone (Patti Petersen, seasons 6–8). This family-centric sitcom is one of the first to be told from the perspective of the matriarch.|
|Dragnet||1951–1959; 1967–1970||NBC||TV-PG||Sgt. Joe Friday (Jack Webb) and his partners (Ben Romero, Ed Jacobs, and Frank Smith in the 1951 original, Bill Gannon in the 1967 revival) solving actual cases from the files of the Los Angeles Police Department (with people's names altered to protect the innocent involved in the cases inspiring each episode). The officers educate viewers in law enforcement jargon and the Rule of Law, all the while showing fine examples of moral conduct, honor of oneself and others, and sacrifice for the good of the public. The 1967 revival also included more contemporary themes, such as increased drug use in society due to the rise of the counterculture, along with hippies, leftist and racist revolutionaries and other products of the counterculture openly displaying their contempt for the law and those who enforce it, although such characters invariably pay the price by the end of each episode for their bad choices. A second revival of Dragnet was planned by Webb in 1982, with him reprising his Joe Friday role again and with Adam-12 star Kent McCord cast as Friday's new partner (possibly reprising his Jim Reed role from Adam-12), but the revival was shelved following Webb's death from a heart attack on December 23, 1982. In 1989, it was remade for syndication and was shown only in limited markets like Los Angeles and New York as The New Dragnet through 1991.|
|Duck Dynasty||2012-2017||A&E||TV-PG||This reality series portrays the lives of the Robertson family, who famously turned duck calls into the magnificent business empire Duck Commander, stand by their strong Christian beliefs, and are active hunters. Liberals despise this series so much that they conducted two ploys to damage this wholesome show's reputation. First, in the series' early days, the liberal parent network A&E censored any use of the word "Jesus" in the prayers that close most episodes. Second, in December 2013, the staunchly liberal magazine Gentleman's Quarterly (GQ) infamously tricked patriarch Phil Robertson, who founded the family business, into being open about his conservative, anti-homosexual values, which led to Phil (who is not uneducated, as he holds a master's degree in education) being suspended from appearing in further episodes for nine days. The magazine also accused Phil of being racist simply because he said he never saw the mistreatment of any African American person in his younger days during the Civil Rights era. Poor Phil wasn't saying that he wasn't unaware of the prevalent race issues the 1960s but that he grew up in an area where people lived and worked in harmony regardless of skin color, so he witnessed no acts of racism in person.|
|Emergency!||1972-1977, with TV movie specials, "The Final Rescues", periodically from Winter 1978-Summer 1979.||NBC||TV-PG||Webb's second spin-off from Dragnet is a medical drama about Station 51 of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, its paramedics and the activities of Rampart General Hospital and its staff. Starred Robert Fuller, Julie London and Bobby Troup as the Rampart medics, Randolph Mantooth and Kevin Tighe as the Station 51 paramedics and Michael Norrell, Tim Donnelly, Marco Lopez and real-life fireman Mike Stoker as the Station 51 firefighters.|
|The Equalizer||1985-1989||CBS||TV-PG||This spy drama follows Robert McCall (Edward Woodward) through New York City mostly as he helps people in extreme situations against all odds.|
|Even Stevens||2000-2003||Disney Channel||TV-G||This wholesome family-centered sitcom follows the suburban Stevens family in Sacramento, California, with an emphasis on the dynamic between polar opposite siblings Ren and Louis, the latter of whom, despite his slacking and prank-loving tendencies, has his heart in the right place more often than his family realizes. While its main audience is intended to be children, it had a way of appealing to the whole family. Plus, it was the first live action show of Disney Channel of the 2000s, considered to be its best decade to date. In contrast to other contemporary sitcoms, patriarch Steve is fairly competent and mature as well as a voice of reason, although he does at times become very high tense and possess a short temper (which is usually justified due to Louis's antics). Unfortunately, this decade was followed by Disney Channel shows that are less classy, more obscene, politically correct and produced in formulaic, cookie-cutter fashion.|
|Everybody Loves Raymond||1996-2005||CBS||TV-PG||Based on the stand-up comedy of Ray Romano, this classic sitcom stars Romano as sportswriter Raymond Barone, following his comical everyday life with his wacky but faithful family. It celebrates family values as the characters overcome obstacles in a comic fashion.|
|The Exorcist||2016-2018||FOX||TV-14||A TV adaptation of the conservative film of the same name.|
|Family Ties||1982-1989||NBC||TV-PG||In this dramedy series, hardworking conservative children, e.g. Alex P. Keaton (played by Michael J. Fox in his breakout role), outsmart their liberal, ex-hippie, underachieving parents.|
|Father Brown||1974-1974||ITV||This pro-Christian mystery series, based on the eponymous book by G.K. Chesterton, deals with a Catholic priest in Britain who solves crimes on his spare time.|
|TV-PG||A more successful reboot of the 1974 series. Aside from it having pro-Christian messages, one of the episodes also featured a condemnation of the Illuminati while another featured a condemnation of Nietzche's works. Due to GPB4's ties to PBS in the United States, it is also one of the few conservative shows on the otherwise ultra-liberal PBS.|
|Father Knows Best||1954-1958||CBS 1954-1955 and 1958-1960; NBC 1955-1958||TV-G||More clean cut traditional 1950's nuclear family in the tradition of The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet and its fellow 1950's started Leave it to Beaver, although the real lives of the players of the "Father"'s children's were ridden with divorces and remarriages.|
|Faye Emerson's Wonderful Town||1951-1952||CBS||Once a daughter-in-law of Franklin D. Roosevelt and a wife of Skitch Henderson, Faye Emerson presents the most memorable songs associated with various cities, mostly in the United States; in its day, this was one of the most expensive programs to present to the public.|
|Full House||1987-1995||ABC||TV-G||Family sitcom where after losing his wife to a drunk driver, a young father has his brother-in-law and best friend move in with him, to help raise his three young daughters. Despite this and living in the most liberal U.S. city (San Francisco), the importance of having a male and female parent is still encouraged. Starting in Season Two, Becky Donaldson (Jesse's girlfriend and later wife) becomes a mother figure for the girls. Followed by a more liberal sequel, Fuller House (See Below).|
|Ghost Whisperer||2005-2010||CBS||TV-PG||Antique shop owner Melinda Gordon helps restless spirits cross over to Heaven. Some episodes have Melinda also opposing evil forces who seek to interfere with her work and drag those same spirits into Hell.|
|The Glenn Beck Show||Fox News||Public affairs program.|
|The Goldbergs||2013-||ABC||TV-PG||A television producer narrates his life growing up in the 1980s in a reverent throwback to the pro-family sitcoms of the decade. Although the daughter seems to support Ronald Reagan's liberal rival Walter Mondale in one episode concerning the 1984 Presidential election, she still claims in the same episode "America is the greatest country", but politics is otherwise downplayed in the series, and the kids do learn over time conservative values such as hard work and getting along with their elders.|
|Good Eats||1999-2012||Food Network; Cooking Channel||TV-G||Cook and food scientist Alton Brown explores various ingredients, recipes, and methods of cooking using fun tips and humorous illustrations. The show humorously mocks big government regulation on food and cooking methods allowed on television, but in a respectful and lighthearted way.|
|Green Acres||1965-1971||CBS||TV-G||Oliver Douglas pursues his lifelong goal of being a farmer, so he and his Hungarian-born wife Lisa move from the urban New York City to the rural Hooterville; soon after arriving, however, Oliver finds himself struggling to understand the offbeat and quirky denizens of Hooterville while the ditzy and illogical Lisa, who was initially against the move, ends up fitting in with her new neighbors due to them having similar personalities to her. Popular throughout its run, Green Acres, despite still being a solid ratings winner for CBS, ended up being one of the shows to fall victim to the Rural Purge staged by the network in 1971.|
|Gunsmoke||1955-1975||CBS||TV-PG||United States Marshal Matt Dillon keeps law and order in Dodge City, Kansas. He protects the town from danger with the aid of his friends Doc Adams (Milburn Stone), Kitty Russell (Amanda Blake), Chester Goode (Dennis Weaver), Quint Asper (Burt Reynolds), Festus Haggen (Ken Curtis), Thad Greenwood (Roger Ewing) and Newly O'Brien (Buck Taylor). Gunsmoke is the longest running Western in television history, running for twenty seasons before being cancelled by CBS due to the "Rural Purge" of the 1970s. Prior to its television run, Gunsmoke ran as a radio series from 1952 to 1961, with William Conrad playing the voice of Matt Dillon in that version. James Arness, the actor that played Matt Dillon in the TV series, was both a Republican and a World War II veteran.|
|Hand of God||2014-2017||Amazon Originals||TV-MA||Themes of overcoming corruption through faith in God. The main character believes he is the newly anointed Solomon following God-Given visions to take vengeance for his comatose son. Criticizes abortion, intimacy outside of marriage, drug usage, and supports family unity.|
|Hannity (formerly Hannity and Colmes)||2009-||Fox News||Sean Hannity's television public affairs program.|
|Hardcastle & McCormick||1983-1986||ABC||TV-PG||Los Angeles County Superior Court's Milton C. Hardcastle (Brian Keith) goes after about 200 cases who walked away on technicalities with the help of a former race car driver-turned-reformed criminal, Mark McCormick (Daniel Hugh Kelly).|
|Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II||December 1, 2005||ABC||TV-PG||Thomas Kretchmann played the late pontiff, from his nonviolent resistance to Nazism and Communism to his elevations as priest, archbishop, cardinal and his life as the titular pontiff. Includes his confrontation of El Salvador's archbishop Oscar Romero about Romero's leftist liberation theology, just before Romero's tragic assassination.|
|Have Gun-Will Travel||1957-1963||CBS||TV-PG||Pro-Second Amendment Western series that shows that while killing in the name of self-defense (especially when there is no other choice) isn't pretty, it's still something that has to be done. Richard Boone starred in this series as Paladin, a private investigator and gunfighter who hires out for people in need of help, typically against outlaws or other antagonists. Depending on who hires him, he charges higher fees for wealthy clients, but works free of charge for poor people in need of his help.|
|Hawaii Five-O||1968-1980||CBS||TV-PG||Even in what might be expected to be a lazy, hazy paradise, the law is still the law. Jack Lord starred as Steve McGarrett, the head of a Hawaiian state police force tasked with solving high-profile cases, assisted by detectives Dan Williams (played by James MacArthur), Kono Kalakaua (Zulu), Chin Ho Kelly (Kam Fong), Ben Kokua (Al Harrington), Duke Lukela (Herman Wedemeyer), James Carew (William Smith), Lori Wilson (Sharon Farrell) and Truck Kealoha (Moe Keale) as they take on Communist spies (including recurring McGarret nemesis Wo Fat, a Chinese Communist agent), gangsters, Marxist revolutionaries and other criminals. As with many other police shows made during this period, many episodes from the early seasons of the series (from its 1968 debut to about 1973-74) showed the contemptuous and disrespectful behavior and attitudes displayed by the then-current young generation toward the police and traditional values due to the influence of the counterculture, along with the consequences paid by those of the counterculture who choose to flout the law and societal norms. A reboot of the series was launched in 2010.|
|Heartland||2007-present||CBC (Canada)||Based on the series of books by Linda Chapman and Beth Chambers (both under the pen name of Lauren Brooke), this Canadian drama centers around two sisters named Amy (Amber Marshall) and Lou (Michelle Morgan) Fleming, who run their family’s horse ranch, Heartland, with their grandfather Jack Bartlett (Shaun Johnston) and ranch hand Ty Borden (Graham Wardle) after their mother dies rescuing a horse abused by its owner. Every episode stresses the importance of devotion to family and succeeding with hard work and never giving up, as well as forgiveness, as when Amy and Lou welcome their estranged father Tim (Chris Potter) back into their lives, and how Ty, a parolee when the show begins, eventually earns Jack's trust as a ranch hand. The show also demonstrates how the Flemings show respect for animals while training them to respect humans. See Australia's McLeod's Daughters below. This is one of the very few conservative-leaning shows to air on the otherwise heavily liberal state broadcaster the CBC.|
|Highway to Heaven||1984-1989||NBC||TV-PG||Michael Landon comes back to Earth as an angel to help many people, aided by Victor French, both from NBC's previous Little House on the Prairie.|
|Home Improvement||1991-1999||ABC||TV-PG||This pro-family sitcom stars conservative comedian Tim Allen as Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor, the host of the hardware-themed variety show Tool Time. Though the character is usually depicted as overconfident and accident-prone, he does try to maintain healthy relationships with his nuclear family.|
|House of Cards||2013–2018||Netflix original series||TV-MA||This popular series exposes Democrats for what they really are—corrupt frauds and atheists, and conservative Christians are shown in a positive light. Following the announcement that series star Kevin Spacey, who played Democrat politician Frank Underwood on the show (and is a Democrat supporter and a friend of former President Bill Clinton in real life), had been accused by actor Anthony Rapp of making sexual advances against him in 1986 when Rapp was 14 (followed by Spacey announcing that he was coming out publicly as homosexual), Netflix announced that the sixth season of the show (which ended on November 2, 2018) would be its last.|
|The Invaders||1967–1968||ABC||TV-PG||In this Quinn Martin-produced science fiction series, architect David Vincent (played by Roy Thinnes) discovers a flying saucer landing outside an abandoned diner one night and attempts, often in vain, to warn the public about the alien invaders (who almost perfectly resemble human beings, save for a few distinguishing quirks - most notably a crooked pinky finger on each hand that the aliens are unable to bend) and their plans to infiltrate Earth society, take the planet over and annihilate its human population.
The show's sci-fi format and alien invasion premise thinly veiled its political theme, particularly real-life concerns about the Communist invasion and infiltration of American society taking place during the Cold War (with the aliens serving as a analog of Communist spies and sleeper agents), demonstrated in the aliens' methods, very similar to the Communists' own modus operandi; the use of lies, deceit and disinformation to fool officials and other members of the public, as well as discrediting, brainwashing, mind control and violence to deal with anyone who has found out about the aliens' existence to keep them from stopping the aliens from executing their diabolical plans. A two-part sequel miniseries, with Thinnes reprising his role as a now-older David Vincent and also starring Scott Bakula as Nolan Wood (who takes up Vincent's mantle of warning mankind about the alien invasion of Earth), aired on Fox in 1995.
|JAG||1995-1996; 1997-2005||NBC; CBS||TV-PG / TV-14||Also emphasizes pro-military honor and respect. Title means Judge Advocate General, which deals with people charged with crimes committed while in the U.S. military. Does include some ungodly behavior, including adultery as the series progresses.|
|John Adams (miniseries)||2008||HBO||TV-14||A biographical miniseries on the life of the Founding Father and second President of the United States, based on the best selling biography by David McCullough. It also features a condemnation towards the French Revolution, as Adams, in a conversation with Thomas Jefferson, chews him out for his giving vocal support for the Revolution despite the increasingly apparent horrors that were occurring, including Jefferson playing a role in the creation of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen.|
|Justified||2010-||FX Network||TV-MA||Deputy US Marshal Raylan Givens, a 19th-century-style tough cowboy lawman, enforces his own brand of justice when dealing with criminals of all kinds in the hill country of eastern Kentucky. His boss, the Chief Deputy US Marshal Art Mullen, is played by Nick Searcy, a noted conservative actor. The most recent season has frequent reflections on Christianity and being loved and saved by God.|
|Karol: A Man Who Became Pope||2005||Hallmark Channel||TV NR (PG for some violence and adult discussions)||Biopic of younger Karol Wojtyla, from World War II Resistance to his election as Pope John Paul II. Followed by a Canadian sequel, Karol: The Pope The Man (2006), which itself chronicled the events from his papal inauguration in 1978 to his death in 2005.|
|The King of Queens||1998-2007||CBS||TV-PG||Kevin James starts in this pro-family show where he plays Doug who lives with his wife Carrie and her father; Arthur.|
|La notte della Repubblica||1989-1990||RAI 2||N/A||An Italian series showing how Communism ruined Italy from the late 1960s to the early 1980s. In English, the title means: "The Night of the Republic."|
|Laramie||1959-1963||NBC||NR||John Smith and Robert Fuller portray ranch partners Slim Sherman and Jess Harper; many episodes focus on their close friendship, which also extended off the set; Hoagy Carmichael appeared the first season as their housekeeper; Spring Byington filled that role in the last two seasons.|
|The Last Man on Earth||2015-Present||Fox||PG||Despite being created by liberal Saturday Night Live alumnus Will Forte, as well as its outbursts of bathroom humor, this post-apocalyptic sitcom seems to show conservative, pro-family and pro-friendship values consistently winning in the end. Forte portrays the initially unsympathetic title character, the loser everyman Phil Miller, who believes he is the only human survivor after a deadly virus killed most of the world's human and animal population about a year earlier. He scours North America for other signs of life and, upon failing to find anyone else, returns to his hometown of Tucson, Arizona, where he engages in all sorts of hedonism and nihilism until he nearly attempts suicide. Right before crashing his truck into a boulder, he discovers surviving woman Carol Pilbasian, who believes in traditional marriage and encourages Phil to become a more moral and honest person. As the series progresses, they are joined by more survivors, who are all consistently annoyed by Phil's selfish, nihilistic attitude and personality, thus inspiring Phil to give up his wasteful, adulterous, sinful habits and grow into a better man than he was before the outbreak of the virus. Each time Phil tries to deviate from traditional family values, as when he develops an interest in one of the other female survivors and either tries to woo her or prove himself more desirable than other men in the group, his schemes backfire, and his actions are punished. Thus, the series teaches that it is more admirable to be part of a traditional family than to have casual sexual relationships with multiple women. Lastly, the show may promote Christianity because being an apocalypse survivor has given Phil either new or renewed faith in God, who answers each of his prayers in one form or another.|
|Last Man Standing||2011-2017 (ABC)
|ABC & Fox||TV-PG||This refreshing sitcom stars Tim Allen as Mike Baxter, a marketing director for a sporting goods store chain called Outdoor Man, who strives to keep his manhood (fishing, hunting, sports and camping), and promotes conservative values (including supporting the military), in opposition to his antagonistic liberal daughter Kristin (the oldest of three daughters Mike has with his wife Vanessa) and her equally-liberal husband Ryan, who often clashes with both Mike and Vanessa over political, cultural and philosophical issues. Unlike the similar and more vehement clashes between Archie Bunker and Mike Stivic in All in the Family where the latter comes out on top due to Archie's ignorance and lack of ability to make cohesive arguments, the often clueless, dimwitted and hypocritical Ryan loses arguments with the more well-versed and level-headed Mike. Meanwhile, Mike gets along very well with his youngest daughter Eve due to their similar political views and interests, as he does with Boyd, Kristin and Ryan's son and Mike's grandson (as expected, Kristin and Ryan are not impressed that Boyd has more in common with his grandfather than with them). Unfortunately, the liberal parent network ABC canceled the series due to its pro-Donald Trump humor, despite it having high ratings. This resulted in Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker taking to Twitter to denounce ABC for the decision, as well as a boycott against ABC and a petition demanding that ABC bring back Last Man Standing, the latter getting over 10,000 signatures within the night the petition was first made. When Country Music Television (CMT) picked up the series for syndication, rumors that it would continue the series started spreading. In May 2018, it was announced the series was being revived by Fox and would return on that network for the 2018-19 season. On its premiere, it managed to gain more viewers than the first episode of the reboot of Murphy Brown.|
|Lawman||1958-1962||ABC||Starring John Russell as Marshal Dan Troop, Peter Brown as deputy Johnny McKay, and Peggie Castle as Lily, this Warner Bros. series sought to maintain highest script quality so as not to be "just another Western."|
|The Lawrence Welk Show||1955-1982||ABC; first-run syndication||TV-G||A family oriented variety show that appealed to Midwestern values. Cancelled by ABC in 1971 during the Rural Purge, the show quickly jumped to first-run syndication, where it would enjoy an 11-year run before ending in 1982.|
|Lazytown||2004-present||Nickelodeon||TV-Y||A pro-friendship, pro-family preschool show that encourages kids to get outside and have fun playing sports like normal kids used to do every day. The nihilistic villains are always defeated and no one ever listens to them. This show is notable for producing a popular internet meme known as the "We are Number One" song as part of a GoFundMe campaign to help actor Karl Stefansson recover from pancreatic cancer in 2016.|
|Leave it to Beaver||1957-1963||CBS (1957-1958); ABC (1958-1963)||TV-G||Very pro-family, clean cut, clean living sitcom of the 1950s-early-1960s traditional nuclear family, the Cleavers. Unfortunately, their real lives off screen were hardly Cleaver-esque, as all of its main stars except Ken Osmond, who played Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver's archenemy Eddie Haskell, went through several divorces and remarriages between them while Osmond never became addicted, broke (bankrupt) or a criminal after the original show ended, unlike so many other former child stars. Osmond is still married to his only wife, Sandra Lee Purdy, since 1969, with whom he had two children, born 1971 and 1974 and after the original show ended, did something very opposite his "bad boy" Eddie Haskell persona: he became a police officer (Los Angeles Police Department) in 1970, retiring on medical disability in 1988 while repeating his original role in the 1980s cable-TV remakes of the original series; remakes that ran from 1984-1989 with a CBS pilot (first episode) in 1983 as a 20 year "reunion" TV movie titled Still the Beaver, which became its own Disney Channel series from 1984-1985. In 1986, it became The New Leave it to Beaver on TBS until ending in 1989. Both the 1983 pilot and its following serieses had 'Beaver', 'Wally' and 'Eddie' as 1980s middle aged adults in a world of more depressing, serious and longer lasting 1980s problems.|
|Legends of the Hidden Temple||1993-1995||Nickelodeon||TV-Y||A game show that uses a conservative elimination format (ensuring only the most meritorious players survive to play the final round) and is unyielding in difficulty. It refuses to succumb to liberal beliefs in archeology that keep historical sites and artifacts off limits, instead promoting the conservative Indiana Jones persona.|
|Life Goes On||1989-1993||ABC||TV-G / TV-PG||This drama follows the experiences of a young man with Down Syndrome and recognizes the dignity of people with developmental disabilities and the joy and love they give to their families and others.|
|Life Is Worth Living||1952-1957||Dumont TV; ABC||TV-G||Emmy Award-winning show dealing with moral issues hosted by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen; from 10 to 30 million people watched the show weekly.|
|Little House on the Prairie||1974-1983||NBC||TV-G||A show that celebrates family values and the courage of the 1870s-1880s pioneers, starring Michael Landon and based on Laura Ingalls Wilder's books.|
|Lizzie McGuire||2001-2004||Disney Channel||TV-G||Conservative Actress Hillary Duff, stars a the titular character, who is the antithesis of a modern feminist. The show promotes family and friendship.|
|Lock n' Load with R. Lee Ermey||2009||History||Actor and former U.S. Marines drill instructor R. Lee Ermey discusses the development of and advances in American firearm technology, often lightheartedly poking fun at himself by humorously haranguing the viewer with drill instructor-type rants or eagerly wanting to try out subject weapons against various targets.|
|Luke Cage||2016-2018||Netflix||TV-MA||Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, Luke Cage meets all the qualifications needed to be a staunch American conservative, which has annoyed many liberals.|
|Magnum, P.I.||1980-88||CBS||NR||This classic crime drama starring conservative actor Tom Selleck as a U.S. Navy veteran turned private investigator teaches its audiences how to live like conservatives with strong moral character and advocacy for the Second Constitutional Amendment. A reboot of the series debuted in 2018.|
|Mayberry RFD||1968–1971||CBS||TV-G||Sequel to The Andy Griffith Show, starring Ken Berry as widowed farmer Sam Jones (who was introduced in the previous series), who raises his young son Mike (Buddy Foster) in Mayberry while serving as head of the town council. Many characters from The Andy Griffith Show, including Aunt Bee, Goober Pyle, Clara Edwards, Howard Sprague and Emmett Clark, also appear as regulars on this series. Mayberry RFD spent its first two seasons at #4 in the Nielsen ratings and was still popular when CBS abruptly cancelled it in 1971 as part of its infamous Rural Purge.|
|McLeod's Daughters||2001-2009||Nine Network (Australia)||Australian drama about two estranged half-sisters who inherit their late father's farm and must work together to bring the property out of debt. Stresses the importance of family and hard work. The show also eschews modern feminism, instead portraying the main characters as Scarlett O'Hara-type heroines. Also clearly anti-gun control.|
|The Middle||2009-2018||ABC||TV-PG||Despite having a homosexual character (he's only a minor character though, and doesn't come out until later in the series; his homosexuality is also often used as a point of humor), the show is clean cut pro-family sitcom, which has been lacking in the 21st century. As the kids grow up, they become more mature and learn the importance of taking on more responsibilities. Conservative actress Patricia Heaton stars as family matriarch Francis "Frankie" Heck, who also narrates the series.|
|Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers||1993-1996||FOX||TV-Y7||A show in which High School age teenagers are selected by Zordon to become Power Rangers to fight against the forces of Rita Repulsa. Unlike teenagers in most modern media, the Rangers are very moral, mature, and responsible and never demonstrate Hollywood values. They take their jobs as Rangers very seriously, acting like mature adults, showing a very adult level of responsible autonomy, and are also proactive in their community. They are regularly shown practicing voluntary Charity. Many episodes teach children about the value of maturity, responsibility, friendship, hard work, and many other positive themes. The show also takes divorce seriously as Kimberly is shown to be very hurt by her parents being divorced, in stark contrast to Hollywood's trivial and frivolous attitude toward divorce. Jason David Frank, who played Tommy Oliver (the Green Ranger and later White Ranger) became a Christian in 2001 after the death of his older brother Erik Frank . Starting with the fourth season, Power Rangers Zeo, each season would have a different name. In 2010, the first 32 episodes of the first season were "enhanced" by Disney and aired as a "re-versioning".|
|Mission: Impossible||1966-1973; 1988-1990||CBS, ABC||TV-G / TV-PG||This action-packed spy series centered on agents of the fictional Impossible Mission Force (IMF) emphasizes teamwork, friendship, professionalism, and American ingenuity and exceptionalism, which can overcome any obstacle, with Steven Hill (in the first season), Peter Graves, Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris, Peter Lupus, Leonard Nimoy, Lesley Ann Warren, Sam Elliott, and Lynda Day George. A two-season revival followed the original series on ABC in 1988. In 1996, the show was adapted into the first of a series of feature films starring Tom Cruise (which are only loosely based on the original series, having little in common beyond the name and a remixed version of the iconic TV theme with every film).|
|Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide||2004–2007||Nickelodeon||TV-G||Middle schooler Ned Bigby creates a makeshift guide on how to survive and excel in school. Every student has the opportunity to succeed or fail, and their results are based on the decisions they make. Many morals are shown, chief among them friendship, hard work, integrity, and personal responsibility. The series ran on Nickelodeon before they produced more liberal shows such as iCarly and Victorious.|
|On the Buses||1969-1973||London Weekend Television/ITV (UK)||This British sitcom makes fun of the inefficiency of public transport, which most liberals are obsessed with.|
|Our Man Higgins||1962-1963||ABC||G||Stanley Holloway plays an English butler for an American family in a situation comedy with a dose of "culture clash". Frank Maxwell and Audrey Totter played the parents, and Ricky Kelman was the son, Tommy MacRoberts.|
|The Pacific||2010||HBO||TV-MA||A World War II military drama that, similar to Saving Private Ryan, promoted the military and American values in a positive light as well as the Imperial Japanese forces in a negative light.|
|Parking Wars||2008-||A & E||TV-PG||Demonstrates the offensiveness of overbearing government bureaucracy while maintaining a respect for law officers.|
|Perfect Harmony||2019-||NBC||TV-PG||Even though the show was created by an an Agnostic she wanted to create a Show about and for Christians. As the show is about a Christian church choir. The show promotes other conservative aspects such as family and hunting as well.|
|Pawn Stars||2009-||History Channel/A & E||TV-PG||Centered on the daily activity of a family-owned pawn shop full of compelling artifacts, it shows how two parties can **mutually and fairly benefit** from a negotiated free-market transaction, independent of any government "assistance".|
|Pope John Paul II||December 4 & 7, 2005||CBS||TV-PG||In this biopic miniseries, conservative actor Jon Voight portrays Pope John Paul II, who was influential in Part 1's non-violent resistance to World War II's Nazism and the subsequent Cold War's Communists, eventually defeating Communism in Part 2's '1989' scene of him watching TV footage of that year's Polish Legislative Election. Part 1 covers his years as a World War II laborer, secret seminarian, post war priest, professor, bishop, archbishop and cardinal. Part 2 covers his 26-1/2 year pontificate from his election up to his death. Cary Elwes played younger Wojtyla in Part 1 from ages 19 to just before his pontifical election at 58, while Voight took over at the start of Part 2 in the title role.|
|The Pretender||1996-2000||NBC||TV-PG||Pro-life and with a message of charity and self-sacrifice as personal responsibility.|
|The Prisoner||1967-1968||ITV||TV-PG||Classic British TV show about a secret agent who is sent to a strange "village" in order to determine the reasons for his resignation. The Prisoner is a metaphor for the Individual against the Collective. The series, which combined elements of spy fiction, science fiction, psychological/surrealist drama and allegory, ran for only seventeen episodes.|
|Quincy, M.E.||1976-1983||NBC||TV-PG||Follows the now late Jack Klugman as Los Angeles County's Medical Examiner on suspicious cases (e.g. deaths) and medical mistakes that were previously thought to have been solved but later found to have had more about them than what was originally thought, but that these facts were often hidden by bureaucracy. Begun as a segment of the NBC Mystery Movie, it proved popular enough to be spun off as a regular series.|
|Rawhide||1959-1965||CBS||Pro-Western Culture led by none other then Clint Eastwood as Rowdy Yates, the ramrod of a cattle drive led by trail boss Gil Favor (played by Eric Fleming) in the post-Civil War American Southwest. Other prominent members of the drive included cook/medic G.W. Wishbone (played by Paul Brinegar), scout Pete Nolan (Sheb Wooley), drovers Jim Quince (Steve Raines) and Joe Scarlet (Rocky Shahan), wrangler Jesús "Hey Soos" Patines (Robert Cabal) and assistant cook Mushy Mushgrove III (James Murdock). During the cattle drive, the drovers often encountered people along the trail and get involved in solving problems they encountered, including dealing with parched plains, trouble with outlaws, anthrax affecting some of the cattle, predatory wolves or cougars, cattle rustlers and other situations. Rawhide was the sixth-longest running Western series in television history after Wagon Train (8 seasons), The Virginian (9 seasons), Bonanza (14 seasons), Death Valley Days (18 seasons) and Gunsmoke (20 seasons).|
|The Rifleman||1958-1963||ABC||NR/G||This Western emphasizes fair play and giving people a second chance, starring Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, and Paul Fix. The Rifleman|
|Running Wild with Bear Grylls||2014-||NBC, National Geographic||TV-14||British SAS Special Forces veteran and philanthropist Bear Grylls stars in this survival skills reality television series bringing different celerities on his adventures.|
|Sabrina the Teenage Witch||1996-2003||ABC, The WB||TV-G||In this live-action sitcom adaptation of the Archie Comic, Sabrina Spellman may be a witch, but the show does not glorify witchcraft. Instead, it celebrates family and teaches such Christian morals as honesty and individualism. As the title young witch, played by Conservative Christian actress Melissa Joan Hart, gains control over her powers, she learns that a reward is only good and enjoyable if it is earned. Beth Broderick and Caroline Rhea portray Sabrina's aunts, Hilda and Zelda Spellman, while Nick Bakay voices the warlock Salem Saberhagen, who was punished for trying to take over the world by being transformed into a talking house cat.|
|Saved By The Bell||1989-1992||NBC||TV-PG||This story-line follows six high school students, pro-friendship, anti-drugs, shows the negative effects of underage drinking, as well as drinking and driving and many other lessons.  Also notably featured many politically incorrect humor, which would never be on TV today. |
|Schooled||2019–2020||ABC||TV-PG||Spin-off of the Goldbergs, which now takes place in the 90's. The show supports Character Education, as the show often shows the teachers doing what is best for the students to become better people.|
|SEAL Team||2017-Present||CBS||TV-14||In this patriotic military action drama series, the United States Navy's Bravo team, the most elite unit of Navy SEALs, bravely undertakes dangerous global operations. It highlights the rich emotional complexity of the military by showing how the team's missions impact relationships with family and friends at home and abroad, thereby humanizing the military in an era where liberals will go out of their way to dehumanize the Armed Services.|
|Sergeant Preston of the Yukon||1955-1958||CBS||TV-G||Adapted from the radio series Challenge of the Yukon, this series features actor Richard Simmons (not the fitness guru of the same name) as Sgt. Preston, an officer with the Northwest Mounted Police (the predecessor of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police), who pursued lawbreakers in Canada's North in the days of the Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890s with help from his Alaskan Malamute dog Yukon King and his horse Rex. The show emphasized morals, values, tolerance for others and respect for the law, with Sgt. Preston always successful in capturing each episode's villains and bringing them to justice.|
|Shootout!||2005-2006||History Channel||A series which used actual footage along with re-enactments depicting famous military battles, law enforcement shootouts, and shootouts in the Old West. Many episodes were centered on then-recent battles in Iraq and Afghanistan which show the US military in a positive light, as well as painting a radically different picture compared to how the Mainstream Media depicts the military. There is also an episode about the Tet Offensive which tells the truth about that battle and the narrator admits that the Mainstream Media lied about it. The Wild West episode tells the story of how armed citizens exercising their Second Amendment rights drove the infamous James-Younger Gang out of Northfield, Minnesota during a failed bank robbery attempt in 1876.|
|The Six Million Dollar Man||1974-1978||ABC||TV-PG||Based on the science fiction novel Cyborg, this series shows capitalism at its finest—technological advances improving life. Lee Majors plays Steven Austin, an astronaut who survives a near-fatal accident and is reconstructed as the world's first bionic man, using his mechanical arm, legs, and eye to fight evil. A 1975 two-part episode, "The Bionic Woman", served as the pilot for the spinoff series The Bionic Woman, which starred Lindsay Wagner as bionically-enhanced title character Jaime Sommers.|
|State Trooper||1956-1959||Syndicated||NR||Rod Cameron adventure/drama anthology series, forgotten to most today, based on case files of the Nevada state troopers; law and justice always prevail. Many episodes have surprise endings and unusual titles.|
|Step By Step||1991-1998||ABC, CBS||TV-G||Similar to the Brady Bunch, Patrick Duffy and Suzanne Somers star as single parents Frank and Carol, each with three children, that marry and become a family of their own. Pro-Family Values.|
|Storage Wars||A & E||This reality series celebrates capitalist and the free market enterprise system. It stresses the importance of personal responsibility because the lockers being auctioned off belonged to people who decided not to pay their bills.|
|Storm Chasers||The Weather Channel||Scientists bravely go out into the field to observe destructive weather phenomena in pursuit of practical, scientific knowledge.|
|Sugarfoot||1957-1961||ABC||NR/PG||Will Hutchins plays young "do-gooder" Tom "Sugarfoot" Brewster, a novice lawyer who roams the Old West "on the side of law and order," according to the theme song of the Warner Bros. series; Sugarfoot eschews guns until pushed to the brink and even refuses alcohol and instead orders "sarsparialla with a dash of cherry" when he enters a saloon.|
|S.W.A.T||1975-1976||ABC||Respectful to our men in uniform, promoting good American values.|
|S.W.A.T.||2017-Present||CBS||A reboot of the 1970s series. In addition to the overall story showing respecting the men in uniform and the police, the pilot episode had a condemnation of affirmative action as well as the main antagonists being a bunch of implied left-wing anarchists who were trying to deliberately fan racial hatred on both sides to introduce anarchy. In addition, the fourth episode, "Radical", has a condemnation of both Socialists/Communists and Professor Values, as the main threat in the episode was an expelled student radical who was going to blow up several businesses while repeating various rhetoric from left-wing socialist organizations like Occupy Wall Street, and the one who was responsible for the kid's actions was a professor in a political science course at the local college who orchestrated various socialist protests on the campus and was never fired despite his being the ringleader due to his having tenure (which was explicitly stated to have him completely immune from being removed from the school regardless of what actions his students took in his name unless he directly incited the students to commit murder), with their being depicted in a very negative light as a result. The second season's main antagonist was also an implied communist, and while it does show Chris adhering more to her bisexuality and also entering a polygamous relationship, the show nonetheless implies that it's ultimately a negative rather than a positive.|
|'Til Death||2006-2010||FOX||TV-PG||Sitcom where a married couple still stay with each other even after all work that go along with being married.|
|To Catch a Predator||2004-2007||MSNBC||Although airing on the uber-liberal channel MSNBC, Chris Hansen brings online predators and pedophiles to justice.|
|Top Gear||2002-||BBC||TV-PG||This fun and educational British series discusses cars and automotive technologies while celebrating individual freedom, capitalism, and private-sector innovation. It tends to be politically incorrect as well, poking fun at the belief in "global warming".|
|Touched by an Angel||1994-2003||CBS||TV-PG||An angel in human form visits troubled people in crisis. It was highly ranked for four seasons and ran for nine seasons, starring Roma Downey, Della Reese, and John Dye, joined in the final two seasons by Valerie Bertinelli.|
|Tough as Nails||2020-||CBS||TV-PG||Competitors compete in blue-collar work challenges, in both team challenges and individual challenges.|
|Wagon Train||1957-1965||NBC/ABC||This Western stars conservatives Ward Bond and John McIntire as trailmasters Seth Adams and Chris Hale, respectively, who experience the struggle of pioneers seeking a fresh start in the American West. Robert Horton, Robert Fuller, Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson and Denny Miller (credited as Scott Miller in the series) costar.|
|Walker, Texas Ranger||1993-2001||CBS||TV-PG / TV-14||Conservatives Chuck Norris and Noble Willingham portray modern day Texas Rangers.|
|The Waltons||1972-1981||CBS||TV-G||A Christian family overcomes hardship in rural America during the Depression and U.S. involvement in World War II, extending charity to strangers while honoring military service. The main cast consists of Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Will Geer, and Ellen Corby.|
|Wanted: Dead or Alive||1958-1961||CBS||Steve McQueen pays a kindhearted bounty hunter, Josh Randall, dedicated to the enforcement of the law in the old West. Numerous episodes have spiritual themes (while one episode, a condemnation of gun control called "To the Victor", was loosely based on the ancient Greek play Lysistrata and that episode's antagonist, the pro-gun control Liz Strata, is named for the title antagonist in the play), and it is a spinoff of Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre. A feature film based on the series premiered in 1987, starring Rutger Hauer as Nick Randall, an-ex-CIA agent turned bounty hunter and the descendant of Josh Randall.|
|What Catholics Believe||1980s||As indicated by the title, the show covers Catholic belief in a positive light. It is obviously pro-Christianity, and one segment has a condemnation of the French Revolution and anarchy, as Father William Jenkins succinctly points out that, despite the slogan of "Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite", what the Jacobins meant by "total liberty" was actually "total anarchy"|
|Who Do You Think You Are?||NBC||Celebrities explore their ancestry in American history, learning how their ancestors played significant roles in shaping the nation.|
|Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?||1999-2002; 2002-present||ABC; first-run syndication||TV-G||Contestants answer trivia questions of increasing difficulty to win cash prizes up to $1 million, and they can use three "lifelines" at any time, once per game each, to assist them in their endeavors. Adapted from the British game show of the same name, this series unashamedly rewards people based on knowledge rather than based on who has the most obnoxious game show persona. The hour-long original ABC version in the U.S. ran from 1999 to 2002, followed by a half-hour version, which debuted in first-run syndication in 2002 and is still airing.|
|The Wild Wild West||1965-1969||CBS||TV-G||Pro-western culture. Secret Service Agents James T. West and Artemus Gordon solved crimes, protect President Ulysses S. Grant, and foil the plans of megalomaniacal villains trying to take over the United States.|
|The Wonderful World of Disney||October 27, 1954-December 24, 2008||ABC||N/A||An anthology showcase series for the works of famed businessman and animator Walt Disney, as well as being directly hosted by the man himself, it was the first of its kind and arguably the most successful version of its kind. It is also the second-longest running primetime show, behind the Hallmark Hall of Fame. It showed various Disney films and even showed some new stuff from the then-recently released Disneyland, including episodes like The Liberty Story, an anthology episode composed of the live action and animated Greatest Conservative Movies Johnny Tremain and Ben and Me, both of which dealt with the founding of the country. Even when liberal Michael Eisner took over Disney, he largely kept the conservative elements of the show intact. It was ultimately cancelled on December 24, 2008 due largely to Disney having expanded its influence to other channels outside ABC, including the Disney Channel. Coincidentally, it both began and ended on a Wednesday.|
|Yes, Minister!/Yes, Prime Minister!||BBC||This classic British sitcom explores the political machinations of being a cabinet member in the British government, and then eventually as Prime Minister. A recurring theme is that of the struggle of politicians to make desired changes against the resistance of the bureaucracy.|
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|The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius||1995 (semi-lost pilot), 1998-2006||Nickelodeon||TV-Y7||Intelligent young inventor Jimmy Neutron usually does what he believes is right. Similarly to Timmy Turner, he learns the consequences from his not-so-good actions. The show overall does a decent job at promoting family and friendship values.|
|American Dragon: Jake Long||2005-2007||Disney Channel||TV rating||Jake Long, a human boy who can change into a flying, fire-breathing dragon at will, is chosen to be the first American member of an international league of superheroes like him known as the "Dragons". Throughout the show, he learns to use his powers from his eccentric but wise and witty grandfather Luong Lao Shi, the official Chinese Dragon, and he becomes more responsible with his powers and how they affect his personal life. The biggest villain of the show (though he is not the main villain) is the wicked Dark Dragon, who seeks to unite magical creatures into wiping out the human race.|
|Animated Stories from the New Testament||1987-1995||N/A||N/A||The show's title is self-explanatory.|
|The Batman||2004-2008||Kids' WB||TY-Y7||The young Caped Crusader begins his fight for justice.|
|Batman: The Animated Series||1992-1995||Fox Kids||TV-Y7||Following in the success of Tim Burton's 1989 Batman film, comic book hero Batman fights for justice in the dark but quirky world of Gotham City and teaches young audiences fine examples of moral conduct, putting brains before brawn unless otherwise absolutely necessary. In one episode, "It's Never Too Late", Batman helps drug dealer Arnold Stromwell realize the error of his ways. Arnold's brother, a priest, helps him see this as well.|
|Batman: The Brave and the Bold||2008-2011||Cartoon Network||TV-Y7||Show still stays true to its conservative values. One episode in particular "Dawn of the Dead Man" also acknowledges that Heaven exists.|
|Batman Beyond||1999-2001||Kids' WB||TV-Y7||Capitalistic superhero Bruce Wayne/Batman, now retired, passes the torch to a new protege, his long-lost son Terry McGinnis, to continue fighting for justice.|
|Bob's Burgers||2011-||Fox, Adult Swim (reruns)||TV-14||The wealthy Belcher family operates a fast food restaurant. Even though it is an adult cartoon, it does not use shock value as a crutch, and capitalism, family values, and fast food are all painted positively. One episode has Bob's wife Linda deciding to take flying lessons to spice up her marriage, but the instructor is a notorious serial womanizer who lures wives away to commit infidelity. Not only does Bob stand up for chivalry and try and rescue her, but Linda, when discovering this independently, makes clear she has no intention of cheating on her husband. This series supports the nuclear family since the Belcher children, Tina, Gene, and Louise, may tease each other, but will stick up for one another when needed, unlike most siblings in today's liberal media. To a lesser extent, the series pokes fun at environmentalists.|
|Bob the Builder||1998-2012, 2015-||BBC (UK)
PBS Kids (US)
|TV-Y||The titular character is a hard worker for his wife named Wendy. Many of his anthropomorphic construction vehicles overcome hardships. Friendship values are present among Spud the scarecrow, Pilchard the cat, and a bird, three things that aren't normally friends. The series originated in the United Kingdom and has been brought back in 2015 in Canada.|
|Chip n' Dale Rescue Rangers||1989-1990||First-run syndication||TV-G||Disney's classic Chip and Dale characters team up with new characters Monterrey "Monty" Jack, Zipper, and Gadget Hackwrench to form a non-profit organization called the Rescue Rangers who help people with various problems.|
|Chrono Crusade||2003-2004 (Japan)||Fuji Television||TV-14||This tear-jerking anime based on the manga of the same name paints Christianity in a positive light, while it paints devil-worshiping and playing God in a seriously negative light. On top of that it is also pro-family, and pro-second amendment.|
|Danny Phantom||2004-2007||Nickelodeon||TV-Y7||Through an inter-dimensional accident, teenager Danny Fenton gains ghostlike powers and uses them to fight evil ghosts as the superhero Danny Phantom. The series shows the consequences of using one's powers for personal gain and, of the three cartoons on this list created by Christian animator Butch Hartman, is the most critically acclaimed despite its short lifespan.|
|Dog of Flanders||1975 (Japan)||Nippon Animation||An anime TV series adaptation of the Christian book A Dog of Flanders by Ouida. The series is pro-Christianity.|
|Downtown||1999-2000||MTV||TV-14||Critically acclaimed 13-episode mini-series that accurately depicts the dangers of living the bum lifestyle, as characters who engage in drug use, unemployment, and prostitution face dire long-term consequences.|
|Drak Pack||1980||CBS||TV-G||This short lived cartoon stars three teens: Drak, Frankie, and Howler, who are the descendants of Universal Studios monster villains Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, and the Wolfman. However, unlike their fathers, the teens seek penance for the errors of their ancestors' ways and use their powers for good.|
|DuckTales (1987 series)||1987-1990||First-run syndication||TV-G||This pro-Captialism, pro-family series follows the exploits of the hard-working Capitalist billionaire Scrooge McDuck, his great-nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie, and Scrooge's housekeeper's granddaughter Webbigail "Webby" Vanderquack. The series was rebooted in 2017.|
|El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera||2007-2008||Nickelodeon||TV-Y7||Unlike most superhero cartoons, Manny Rivera usually debates using his powers for good or evil. But in the end he ends up doing them for good. Throughout the cartoon he also learns how to a responsible adult. The show is also pro-family as Manny's father is seen as a positive role model. One of the villains is also named Che (a nod to the terrorist murder Che Guevara). The episode "Clash of the Titan" also shows Manny's father ending his partnership with Titanium Titan because he states his family was more important than his partnership. Although Grandpapi (Manny Rivera's grandpa) is a "villain", he's more of a comic relief character rather than a thoroughly evil character; on top of that, he is still regarded as part of the family.|
|Extreme Ghostbusters||1997||Toon Disney||TV-Y7||Continuation of the 1984 movie Ghostbusters and its animated sequel The Real Ghostbusters.|
|Fantastic Four||1994-1996||Fox Kids||TV-Y7||The team the Fantastic Four use their powers to help those in need.|
|The Funky Phantom||1971-1972||ABC||TV-G||An American Revolution-era ghost and his cat go on adventures with three teenagers, trying to uphold justice.|
|G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero||1983-1989||First-run syndication||TV-G||One of the most conservative pro-military and pro-American cartoons ever made. The opening narration for the show by voice actor Jackson Beck explains the series premise: "G.I. Joe is the code name for America's daring, highly-trained special mission force. Its purpose, to defend human freedom against Cobra, the ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world." The show carries themes of patriotism, friendship, and teamwork. The show's depiction of Cobra shows terrorism in a negative light, with Cobra using common terrorist tactics, such as violence and extortion.
The episode "Twenty Questions" paints the mainstream media in a negative light, with the media accusing the G.I. Joes of being a waste of taxpayer money, along with a conspiracy theorist claiming that Cobra is "fake" and their battles are "staged" (like the claims that 9/11 was an inside job to start the War on Terror).
The episode "Cobra's Candidate" has an anti-crime, pro-family message. The Joes attempt to encourage a gang leader, Selar, to stop her acts of violence. She is later encouraged to give up her life of crime when other gang members insult her younger brother and he becomes trapped in a burning building when Cobra sets off a bomb. The other gang members turn against Cobra when they witness this act of cruelty.
The two-part episode "Worlds Without End" has several of the Joes being transported to an alternate universe where Cobra has conquered the world, and they run it in a Communistic fashion where there are things like long food lines.
The show also condemns the Social justice warrior mentality. The episode "Let's Play Soldier" has a scene in which Gung-ho apprehends a Southeast Asian pirate who says "Please let me go, I am an only innocent pawn of a Capitalist machine!" to which Gung-ho replies "This guy must've studied Political Science at UCLA." The main focus of the episode is on a group of half-white, half-Asian children who are referred as "dust children" by the locals, which makes the episode one of the few depictions of racism by non-white people in any media.
The character Lifeline is a Christian. The episode "Second Hand Emotions" reveals that he comes from a devout Christian family but has a broken relationship with his preacher father over his choice to join the military since they are pacifists, even though he himself will not touch a weapon or do anything violent. He later reconciles with his father and the father admits that he loves his son. The episode ends with the wedding of Lifeline's sister and Lifeline's father (who is officiating the wedding) quotes Mark 10:9 "That which God has joined, let no man put asunder." Although it is a common quote in many real life weddings, this is one of the few fictional weddings to directly and explicitly acknowledge God.
|Handy Manny||2006-2013||Playhouse Disney||TV-Y||This cartoon was influenced by Bob the Builder and is a well done children's cartoon as well! It also promotes hard work, overcoming hardships, and friendship values.|
|He-Man and The Masters of The Universe (Filmation series)||1983-1984||First-run syndication||TV-Y7||This cartoon, based on Mattel's "Masters of the Universe" toyline, is pro-heroism and pro-family. The protagonist has been derided by modern feminists as an example of "toxic masculinity" but is actually very friendly and easygoing and is only violent when necessary. The series emphasizes the familial relationship between Prince Adam/He-Man and his parents King Randor and Queen Marlena, between Teela and her adoptive father Man-At-Arms (Duncan), and between Orko and his Uncle Montork. The episode "Trouble in Arcadia" contains an anti-feminist message. The land of Arcadia is ruled by women and the men are enslaved because Queen Sumana believes women to be superior and men are only good for manual labor. He-Man changes her mind when he saves the mines under the city from collapsing and Sumana agrees to encourage cooperation between the sexes.|
|Higglytown Heroes||2004-2008||Playhouse Disney||TV-Y||Four young friends (who are Russian dolls) and their pet squirrel learn the importance of heroic people such as police officers, firefighters, paramedics, etc. They also say in every episode that they aspire to be heroes just like those people if they "work real hard". One of the characters also has a dad in the military in one episode.|
|Home Movies||1997-2000||UPN||TV-PG||An intelligent teenage filmmaker, his girlfriend, and their friends live normal lives where they have fun without any drug use, casual sex, or other rebellious behaviors depicted in most adult-oriented cartoons. There is also a strong anti-public school message, as the teachers and principal of the main characters' high school are portrayed as idiots who use the classroom as an indoctrination space. The show's dialogue was entirely based on improv with no scripting.|
|Jem||1985-1988||First-run syndication||TV-G||This series based on the Hasbro toyline of the same name, was created by the makers of the G.I. Joe and Transformers cartoons of the same period. This series depicts traditional femininity in a positive light. It is also pro-family, with particular emphasis on the importance of fathers. The first episode begins with the main characters attending the funeral of the protagonist's (Jerrica Benton/Jem) father, Emmett Benton. Future episodes show how much Jerrica and her sister Kimber loved their father. The lead antagonist (Phyllis "Pizzazz" Gabor), is shown to have a very difficult relationship with her father, Harvey, much to his dismay as it is later revealed that her mother left her and he raised her as a single father. Season 3 introduced a new villain band called "The Stingers" led by lead singer Rory "Riot" Llewelyn. Riot is later revealed to have been severely abused by his father as a child, however, Jem helps Riot repair the relationship with his father. One of the recurring Starlight Girls, Ba Nee, is the daughter of a Vietnamese refugee and an American soldier. Having lost her mother when she was very young, Ba Nee longs to find her father, and even sings a song called "A Father Should Be..." |
|Iron Man: The Animated Series||1994-1996||Fox Kids||TV-Y7||Capitalist Tony Stark a.k.a Iron Man uses his powered exoskeleton to fight for the greater good. The show also isn't politically correct about Islamic terrorism, as it features the Islamic villain the Mandarin.|
|Kikoriki (known in Russia as Smeshariki)||2004-2012||CTC and Russia 1 (Russia)||TV-Y||Despite being a Russian cartoon, this is an example of a children's cartoon done much better than many in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Japan. Children can learn some valuable lessons and even some educational ones from watching this, and also contains content that adults will enjoy as well!|
|Legion of Super-Heroes||2006-2008||Kids WB||TV-Y7||Based on the overlooked DC Comics team of the same name. A private non-profit organization led by Superman helps those in need. One episode in particular "Lightning Storm" has a group of super "heroes" who taxes people for their service (big government) as opposed to helping people for the greater good.|
|Liberty's Kids||2002-2003||PBS Kids||TV-Y7||Does the title not say it all? Three young reporters (consisting of an American colonist, a British expatriate, and their cuddly French sidekick) working for the Pennsylvania Gazette newspaper witness the era of the American Revolution and its aftermath through their innocent eyes and learn what America represents. Key figures from the era make recurring and guest appearances as well, most often Benjamin Franklin and George Washington. One of the few conservative shows on the otherwise ultra-liberal educational network.|
|The Little Mermaid (TV Series)||1992-1994||CBS||TV-Y||A prequel TV series based on the conservative animated Disney movie of the same name, very pro-family as well.|
|The Lion Guard||2015-2019||Disney Junior||TV-Y||A sequel TV series based on conservative animated Disney movie, The Lion King. The Lion Guard tells of the adventures of Simba and Nala's son Kion, as he carries out his duty as leader of the Lion Guard, tasked to protect the Pride lands and preserve the Circle of Life. The series is pro-family, as shown with most of the Lion Guard (Kion's parents being responsible rulers, Timon and Pumbaa being good adoptive uncles to Bunga the honey badger, and Beshte the hippo having a wise and friendly father), though the Guard consider Fuli the cheetah as part of their family as well. Poaching is shown in a negative light, with animals like pre-reformed Janja the hyena and the jackals actively disregarding the Circle of Life so that they can hunt everything in sight. Redemption is also portrayed well, with animals like the aforementioned Janja and the crocodile Makuu reforming from their villainous ways to cooperate with their fellow animals.|
|Men in Black: The Animated Series||1997-2001||Kids' WB||TV-Y7||A cartoon continuation of the conservative film Men in Black.|
|My Hero Academia||2016-present||Adult Swim (US)||TV-14||(Please add info).|
|My Patrasche||1992-1993 (Japan)||Tokyo Movie Shinsha||Another anime TV series adaptation of the Christian book A Dog of Flanders by Ouida. The series is pro-Christianity.|
|Ozzy & Drix||2002-2004||Kids WB||TV-Y7||Based on the 2001 animated/live-action film Osmosis Jones, this cartoon portrays human white blood cells positively as police officers who fight germs (anthropomorphized into hoodlums). Educational by nature, it teaches young audiences about human anatomy better than the Department of Education ever could.|
|Phineas and Ferb||2007-2015||Disney XD||TV-G||The show follows the daily adventures of Phineas Flynn and his stepbrother, Ferb Fletcher, as well as their friends. Each day, the brothers build a different contraption, ranging from roller coasters to time machines to robotic platypus posteriors. All the while, their older sister, Candace Flynn, attempts to "bust" the boys by revealing to their mom her brothers' inventions, only for them to be daily wiped away before her mother sees. The show also includes the family's pet, Perry, who as secret-agent platypus fights against the evil schemes of Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz. Despite being about a non-biologically related family, though it never states if the parents were divorced or widowed, the show promotes family values and encourages friendship, as well as the golden rule. The show has humor for the young age group intended, but is just as easily amusing to adults and teenagers, including clean social satire.|
|Popeye the Sailor||1933-1957 (theatrical); 1960–1962 (TV)||First-run syndication||TV-G||Adapted from a well-known comic strip, Popeye is a one-eyed U.S. Navy sailor who protects his girlfriend, Olive Oyl, from the infamous philanderer Bluto (later called Brutus in the TV cartoons). He courageously stands up for innocents and defends them against bullies who seek to impose their will solely through intimidation and brute force. The cartoon is also famous for promoting healthy eating because Popeye eats spinach (which contains iron, protein and numerous vitamins) to gain superhuman strength and defeat villains.|
|Private Snafu||1943–46||Warner Bros. (produced for the United States War Department)||N/A||These instructional cartoon shorts, ironic and humorous in tone, were produced between 1943 and 1945 during World War II. They instruct service personnel about security, proper sanitation habits, booby traps, and other military subjects, ultimately improving troop morale. On some occasions the cartoons depicted Private Snafu's death as a result of failure to follow proper instructions. One of the cartoons, Spies, was later used as an exhibit at the CIA-made International Spy Museum. (The term "snafu" is an acrostic which stands for "situation normal -- all fouled up", though "fouled" is usually replaced with the better-known expletive.)|
|Rambo: The Force of Freedom||1986||First-run syndication||TV-Y7||A cartoon adaptation from the conservative film series.|
|The Real Ghostbusters||1986-1992||ABC||TV-Y7||A cartoon version of the conservative film Ghostbusters.|
|ReBoot||1994-2001||YTV (Canada), ABC 1994-1996, first-run syndication (US), 1997-2001||TV-Y7||This Canadian CGI series was created by Ian Pearson and Gavin Blair, the makers of the CGI in the famous Dire Straits "Money for Nothing" music video. It takes place in a digital world called Mainframe where the Guardian Bob fights against the evil viruses Megabyte and Hexadecimal. His allies include Dot Matrix and her little brother Enzo.
The series contains pro-family themes in its depiction of the familial relationship between Dot and Enzo, with Dot acting as a mother to Enzo due to their parents being deceased. Dot is very caring and protective of Enzo, while Enzo looks up to his sister and affectionately calls her "sis."
The series promotes capitalism, as Dot is the owner of a Diner. In the second episode "Racing the Clock," Enzo aspires to be a capitalist like his sister by starting his own delivery service.
The series also condemns the use of smear propaganda. In Season 3, the show's original protagonist, Bob, has been thrown into the Web, and Enzo, having been recently made a Guardian, carries on in his stead. However, Megabyte uses his minion, Cyrus, to launch a smear campaign to turn the Mainframers against Enzo.
The series promotes redemption, as Cyrus eventually changes sides and helps Enzo win a "game" (a large purple cube that comes down and puts Mainframers in a virtual games world where they will be "nullified" if they lose to the Player Character, referred to as the "User"). Hack and Slash, Megabyte's two most prominent henchmen, as well as the virus Hexadecimal, also eventually turn good.
|She-Ra: Princess of Power (Filmation series)||1985-1986||First-run syndication||TV-Y7||The sister show to He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Although the titular protagonist, She-Ra herself, is female, the show does not promote radical feminism, instead promoting many of the same conservative themes as its spear counterpart. The pro-family themes are still present as the He-Man crossover episodes emphasize the familial bond between Adora/She-Ra and her brother Adam/He-Man and unlike a feminist, She-Ra does not act patronized by being protected by her brother. There is also a family bond between Glimmer and her mother Queen Angella and in the episode "Micah of Bright Moon," they are reunited with their husband/father King Micah. The series also has an anti-tyranny and pro-freedom message since the main characters are fighting in the Great Rebellion against the Evil Horde, a group of alien invaders led by the series antagonist Hordak. The Horde is shown to engage in cruel taxation in multiple episodes. The episodes "A Loss for Words" and "Book Burning" contain a pro-free speech message. In the former, the Horde's witch, Shadow Weaver, devises a spell that makes people unable to talk in order to prevent them from speaking out against the Horde. The latter is about censorship of information that goes against the Horde's narrative. Sadly, the series got a much more liberal reboot in 2018.|
|Special Agent Oso||2009-2012||Playhouse Disney||TV-Y||A children's cartoon in which an anthropomorphic bear (who is the title character) usually does what he believes is right and helps children with issues doing certain things.|
|Spider-Man: The Animated Series||1994-1998||Fox Kids||TV-Y7||Spider-Man uses his superpowers to help those in need (voluntary charity).|
|Superman: The Animated Series||1996-2000||Kids WB||TV-Y7||American icon Superman fights for truth, justice, and the American way. The series is famous for adding more emotional complexity to the character, and one episode, "The Late Mr. Kent", presents the death penalty as acceptable.|
|Tales of Little Women||January 11, 1987 – December 27, 1987||Fuji TV (original run, 1987), HBO (US, 1988-1990s) Smile of a Child (2009-2015), Amazon Prime (2017-present)||TV-Y||Part of Japan's World Masterpiece Theater, which adapted various beloved children's classics, Tales of Little Women is an animated adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic story of four sisters growing into little women set against the Civil War, while skillfully expanding on the source material, including showing capitalism in a positive light, mainly in the form of Jo's boss Henry Murdoch, owner and publisher of The Newcord Times (who hires former runaway slave John Marty), as well as being as pro-family as its source material.|
|TaleSpin||1990-1991||Disney Channel, first-run syndication||TV-Y||Baloo (A character who first appeared in Disney's 1967 animated version of The Jungle Book) works as a cargo pilot for a small business called "Higher for Hire." The business is owned by capitalist businesswoman Rebecca Cunningham. Although Baloo's employer is female, the series does not promote feminism because Rebecca shows respect for Baloo when he does something good and she makes mistakes sometimes. The series is also pro-family, as Baloo serves as a father figure for his adopted son Kit Cloudkicker and Rebecca is shown to be a loving, caring mother to her daughter Molly.
The series also depicts Socialism, Communism, and Big Government in a negative light, as the recurring nation of "Thembria" (a stand-in for the Soviet Union) is a poverty-stricken nation constantly marred by big-government bureaucracy with long lines for basic government services. Its recurring representative, Colonel Spigot, acts like a Russian Commissar, constantly boasting about his country's "greatness" with no self-awareness of how terrible his country really is. Thembria is a Police State in which people are often charged with frivolous crimes as an excuse to imprison people. Thembria is depicted as having state-run media and total censorship of all foreign media. The state-run media broadcasts public executions to make "examples" of those who resist the State. Thembria's leader, the "High Marshall," is depicted as a totalitarian, egotistical Stalin-like figure who uses Communist cliches like "the people's [blank]."
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987 series)||1987-1996||First-run syndication (1987-1989), CBS (1990-1996)||NR||Loosely based on the comic book series of the same name by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman. Four anthropomorphic turtles, guided by their Master and father figure Splinter, an anthropomorphic rat who was formerly human (as depicted in the show's opening montage), and assisted by their friend, Channel 6 news reporter April O'Neil, fight to protect New York City from the evil forces of Shredder and Krang, in addition to other villains and criminals. The series contains pro-family themes as the turtles are brothers and their mentor Splinter acts as a surrogate father, whom the turtles treat with great respect.
The series also depicts the Mainstream Media in a negative light, as the head of Channel 6, Burne Thompson, constantly attempts to slander the turtles and turn the public against them (much like J. Jonah Jameson from Spider-Man). Also, in the episode "Turtles on Trial," a slimy, sleazy talk show host named "Clayton Kellerman" (an obvious reference to liberal talk show host David Letterman) mocks, insults, and slanders the turtles very badly, and even after they save his life, he still refuses to recant his slander because he "has a reputation to uphold and [he] didn't get it by being a nice guy." The only positive member of the media is April, who acts very much like a modern Internet pundit countering the slander against the Turtles and revealing the truth.
The show also has an anti-pacifist message:
In the episode "Hot-Rodding Teenagers from Dimension X" the "Neutrinos" are introduced as a group of Pacifists from Dimension X (The dimension where the main villain Krang and his Technodrome are from) who don't want to fight and just want to have fun. They are shown having lots of fun on Earth (without any teenage vices) and don't want to go back to the war in Dimension X. But by the end of the episode, they realize the necessity of fighting against the forces of Krang in Dimension X.
In the episode "Attack of the Big MACC," MACC is introduced as a soldier robot from the future who doesn't want to fight anymore (like No. 5 from Short Circuit), but by the end of the episode, the Turtles convince him to become a "soldier for peace," indicating that peace will only come if it is fought for.
In "Planet of the Turtleoids," the titular race of anthropomorphic turtles are pacifists who live in the idyllic city of "Shell-ri-la" are defenseless against a two-headed dragon named Herman the Horrible (who turns out to be a machine piloted by two corrupt members of Shell-ri-la's own government). This demonstrates how pacifism merely leaves a nation at the mercy of any aggressor who might attack it.
|Teen Titans||2003-2006||Cartoon Network||TV-Y7||A private non-profit organization led by Robin and super powered teens use their powers for good.|
|This is America, Charlie Brown!||1988-1989||CBS||TV-G||An eight-part miniseries that, as indicated by the title, deals with the Peanuts characters reenacting various key moments in America's history, including the Constitutional Convention, the Transcontinental Railroad's development, the creation of the NASA space station, and various American inventors. This miniseries is especially notable for the pilot episode The Mayflower Voyagers, which due to it being bundled with A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving during Thanksgiving holiday airings is the only episode of the miniseries that actually gets reruns.|
|The Transformers||1984-1987||First-run syndication||TV-G||The Autobots protect Earth and humanity from their old enemies, the Decepticons. The show makes a clear distinction between good and evil by contrasting the protective, charitable, and altruistic Autobots vs the misanthropic, self-serving Decepticons. The show also promotes family with the relationship between Spike Witwicky and his father, Sparkplug, and later Spike's wife Carly and son Daniel.
In the episode "Megatron's Master Plan," the Decepticons disguise themselves as Autobots in a False Flag Operation to frame the Autobots and they are helped by an unscrupulous human named Shawn Berger. As a result, the Autobots are banished from Earth, and the Decepticons take over and enslave humanity. Ironhide and Cliffjumper eventually persuade Optimus Prime to head back to Earth, on the understanding that it's better to protect the humans from the Decepticons even if they're not appreciated for it. After thwarting an attempt to push them into the sun, the Autobots liberate the humans from the Decepticons, vindicating themselves despite the lack of evidence of the False flag. In season 2, a new group of flying Autobots, the Aerialbots, are introduced. At first, they don't see the value of protecting humans since humans are smaller, weaker, and more frail than they are. Their attitude changes as they get to know the humans. The episode "Thief in the Night" eschews Political Correctness by depicting a Libya-like dictatorship called "Carbombya" and its dictator Abdul Fakkadi is an obvious reference to Muammar al-Gaddafi. Fakkadi is depicted as extremely egotistical and narcissistic, just like the real-life Gaddafi, and the name of his country is a reference to Gaddafi's support of terrorists. This episode offended liberal voice actor (and "Palestinian" sympathizer) Casey Kasem, who left the show over it.
|T.U.F.F. Puppy||2010-2015||Nickelodeon||TV-Y7||This cartoon by Christian animator Butch Hartman takes place in a world of anthropomorphic animals mirroring the Cold War era from the late 1950s through the 1960s (Hartman calls the series "Get Smart with a dog"). A dog and a cat work as secret agents for an organization based on the CIA called T.U.F.F., while the antagonist animals serve the evil, KGB-inspired organization D.O.O.M.|
|Ultimate Spider-Man||2012-2017||Disney XD||TV-Y7||Spider-man now paired up with a teenage superhero squad learns the value of friendship, teamwork and charity as his team fight supervillains and other criminals.|
|Veggie Tales||1993–Present||Direct to video, NBC, Netflix||TV-Y||Anthropomorphic vegetables embark on adventures all based upon moral themes taught in Christianity, referencing God and Scripture throughout (excluding the NBC episodes, which were edited by the network to remove the religious messages).|
|The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald||1998-2003||Direct to video||NR||The capitalist fast-food company McDonalds' clown mascot Ronald McDonald embarks on colorful adventures with characters from various promotions starring alongside him in this series of direct-to-video short films.|
|X-Men: Evolution||2000-2003||Kids WB||TY-Y7||Unlike the liberal movies, the cartoon follows what the comics were originally about (civil rights), as Charles Xavier leads his private school for mutants to help is students learn to use their superpowers for good. The show also states that government should say away from the social issue involving discrimination rather letting society accept them for what they are (an ideology that conservative icon Barry Goldwater preached).|
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|A Charlie Brown Christmas||1965||CBS||G||Based upon the Peanuts comic strip created by Charles M. Schulz, the real meaning of Christmas is discussed in the first animated prime-time Peanuts TV special, as Linus quotes Luke 2:8-14. Decries the materialism that surrounds the Christmas holiday.|
|A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving||1973||CBS||N/A||The special sees Linus detailing the first Thanksgiving feast back in 1621, and Charlie Brown and his friends proceed to go over to his grandmother's house after she allows them to come over.|
|Christmas Who||2000||Nickelodeon||TV-Y7||Even though it comes from a television series called SpongeBob SquarePants, which is arguably conservative, this particular episode is very great and conservative. It can be seen as both a parody of the classic conservative novel by Charles Dickens called A Christmas Carol as well as a Christmas special in its own right. After SpongeBob is introduced to Christmas by Sandy Cheeks (he humorously believes her treedome caught on fire, when in reality Sandy was putting up Christmas decorations), he is eager to celebrate with the rest of his friends. Squidward Tentacles starts out hating Christmas when SpongeBob first tells him about it, akin to Ebenezer Scrooge and his nephew, Fred, but ends up giving everything he owns to other citizens in Bikini Bottom.|
|Frosty the Snowman||1969||CBS||N/A||This animated adaptation of the classic Christmas song of the same name follows almost the exact narrative of the song and has an element of redemption when Santa Claus has magician Professor Hinkle, whose magic hat animates Frosty, craft apology letters for his earlier selfish actions and promises him a new magician's hat if he succeeds. It celebrates the innocence of childhood as well because main human Karen sees no evil in Frosty while other adults do. At one point, Frosty selflessly leaves the train with Karen, knowing he won't be able to travel to the North Pole after doing so due to seeing that she's cold inside the cold storage box and makes sure to create a fire to warm her up. Later had two sequels, one called Frosty's Winter Wonderland, and the other called Frosty Returns. The former acted as the direct sequel to the special and hasn't gotten any airings, and the latter was more indirect and annually airs alongside the original special on CBS the day after Thanksgiving.|
|It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!||1966||CBS||N/A||Near the end, Lucy Van Pelt, upon learning that her younger brother Linus has spent all night outside waiting for the titular Great Pumpkin, realizes that family matters most as she goes outside to get him back inside and then puts him in his bed, even changing his clothes to proper sleepwear.|
|It's a SpongeBob Christmas||2012||Nickelodeon||TV-Y7||Similarly to Christmas Who, this is a SpongeBob Christmas special with a great conservative message. In it, SpongeBob undoes Plankton's evil plan to turn everyone in Bikini Bottom into "Christmas hating jerks" and even turns them away from the holiday's materialism.|
|How the Grinch Stole Christmas||1966||CBS||N/A||In this animated adaptation of the children's book by Dr. Seuss of the same name, the Grinch starts out being nihilistic and hating Christmas, but ends up knowing that Christmas is about more than just gifts and ends up giving all of the presents he stole back. This can additionally be seen as showing the importance of redemption as well as the unimportance of materialism. In addition, the special adds in a scene where the newly-reformed Grinch alongside his dog attempts to rush to retrieve the sled before it falls off the cliff, nearly getting killed in the process.|
|The Mayflower Voyagers||1988||CBS||N/A||Based on the Peanuts comic strip created by Charles M. Schulz and originally an episode in the eight-part miniseries This Is America, Charlie Brown (see above), the special, as indicated by the title, deals with the Pilgrims' voyage to the New World and the first Thanksgiving therein starring various Peanuts characters in the role of the pilgrims. It's one of the only shorts that regularly receives reairings, mostly due to being bundled with A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.|
|Red Nightmare||1962||CBS||N/A||Aired as part of the anthology series GE True, Jack Webb (of Dragnet fame) hosted and narrated this special (originally released by the Armed Forces for showing in school classrooms in 1957 under the title Freedom and You) which warned about the dangers of Communism and the attempts of Communists to infiltrate American society and overthrow the US Government in favor of a totalitarian Communist dictatorship. The special starred Jack Kelly (Maverick), Jeanne Cooper (later of soap opera The Young and the Restless) and Pat Woodell (Petticoat Junction) as a family finding themselves subjected to the horrors of a Communist-ruled America in a nightmare experienced by the father (played by Kelly), with Peter Breck (later of Western series The Big Valley) in a cameo role as a Russian Communist commissar and character actor Andrew Duggan as a "judge" in a Communist kangaroo court.|
|Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer||1964||NBC||N/A||This stop-motion animated adaptation of the Christmas song and poem of the same name follows an origin story for the title fictional reindeer as he runs away from home as a child due to discrimination based on his red nose, then returns home in adulthood to overcome this prejudice (as an allegory for overcoming racism) to ensure that Santa Claus will be able to fly his sleigh on a foggy evening. He succeeds beyond the odds by focusing his mind on his individualist goal, as does Hermie the elf when he chooses to be a dentist. The importance of family comes into play as well since Rudolph, after returning home to his parents' den and learning they themselves have left trying to find him when he fled the North Pole, attempts to find them, saving his friends in the process from the infamous Abominable Snowmonster of the North. A subtle redemption theme is present as well because the Abominable Snowmonster, after getting his teeth pulled out by Hermie to neutralize him, ultimately helps make Christmas a reality and became allied with the Elves at the North Pole. Supporting character Yukon Cornelius is a northern explorer and a model capitalist, who desires to find gold and/or silver but eventually settles for finding a peppermint mine in an exclusive deleted scene. The special airs annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving on CBS.|
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|Television's Vietnam: The Real Story||1984-1985||PBS||N/A||The documentary, published on PBS after being legally forced to do so with the cooperation of Accuracy in Media, exposes the truth of not only the Vietnam War, but also the lies told by and the Liberal bias held by the various mainstream media outlets during that time (including PBS, in particular the schlockumentary Vietnam: A Televised History made a year before, which was what caused them to be required to make the documentary in the first place). It had two parts, the first called "the real story", and the second called "The Impact Of Media.", and was narrated by Charlton Heston. However, because of the aforementioned liberal bias, it was aired only once, with copies no longer being distributed even at Accuracy in Media.|
Debatable Whether Conservative
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|7th Heaven||1996-2007||The WB / The CW||TV PG||The family of a Christian minister deals with moral and controversial themes, approached from a socially and politically conservative Protestant viewpoint. It is the longest-running family drama in U.S. television history, starring Stephen Collins as the minister. That being said, it does sometimes push more liberal viewpoints.|
|24: Legacy||2017||Fox||TV 14||Although the plotline does involve fighting and showing the evils of Islamic terrorism, it delves into several leftist plot points such as a homosexual couple in the CTU, a reference to the race card, and a dig against law enforcement. Overall, this politically correct reboot was canceled after one season.|
|Absolutely Fabulous||1992-2012||BBC1 (UK)||A hardworking teenager struggles to succeed in life despite having a feckless liberal mother (aided in her actions by her promiscuous and equally feckless best friend) and an absentee liberal father. The entire premise of the comedy is that, although the women never succeed in their wild ideas, they never really learn from their mistakes and continually repeat them. Also, in the episode "Morocco", it is strongly hinted that Saffron (the teenager) loses her virginity to a young Muslim man.|
|Angel||1999-2004||The WB||TV-14||A spin-off of the liberal show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Angel is more right-leaning as the show's title character is a vampire who seeks penance for the errors of his vampire ways over the course of 200-plus years by using his powers for good and stars his own detective agency, Angel Investigations (i.e. capitalism) alongside reformed former Buffy minor antagonist and main character Cordelia Chase. Season Five in particular has an anti-globalism theme. That being said, the show still has some liberal moments, as Angel allies with demons and in some instances suggests they're good. Christians also are depicted as "villains" in some episodes as well.|
|FX/FFX||TV-MA||The TV series deals with a spy for the ISIS (no relation to the real life terror group of the same name) fighting against KGB agents of what is implied to be the Soviet Union. Although, as implied by the main enemy force, the show has a condemnation against totalitarianism and Communism, the heroes also engage in some liberal values such as homosexuality and womanizing.|
|Ash vs. Evil Dead||2015-2018||Starz||TV-MA||Despite its unrealistic views on demons, it at least portrays them as evil. And while the title hero does smoke weed, in both instances it does show the disastrous results and consequences of his actions. It also portrays gun ownership in a positive light. Show's creator Sam Raimi is also a Republican|
|Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens||2020-||Comedy Central||TV-14||Although it has off-color humor. Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens does have its conservative moments as Nora (played Awkwafina) despite being a lazy millennial, still tries to keep a steady job and despite her flaws, tries to have a good image for her family. While she does smoke weed, it does show the disastrous results and consequences of her actions in one instance involved her accidentally burning down her friend's house. Also the episode Grandmama & Chill portraits Mao Zedong and his communist regime in a negative light as Nora's grandmama explains it's why she left China to live in America.|
|Baby Blues||2000-2002||The WB
|TV-PG||An animated adaptation of the comic strip of the same name. The show has some pro-family values in the form of the MacPhersons. That being said, however, the show has a huge amount of dysfunctional families being portrayed as comedic as well as it engaging in various liberal values-style crass humor such as some near occasions of infidelity, implied lesbianism, some dysfunctional families, a reference to a messy divorce, and an old man having trophy wives, due to executives demanding they make it more like The Simpsons (which at the time it aired was being run by Mike Scully which engaged in similar humor by that time) and the early stages of Family Guy. This resulted in most of the audience as well as the original creators of the comic strip to condemn it.|
|Ben 10||2005-2008||Cartoon Network||TV-Y7||Ben Tennyson finds a super powered watch called the Omnitrix which allows him to turn into different alien superheroes for a brief amount of time. Using this gift, he uses it to help those in need. But the later episodes later had his cousin Gwen using witchcraft, however the show portrays them in a neutral manner as two villains named Hex and Charmcaster also use witchcraft for evil.|
|The Beverly Hillbillies||1962-1971||CBS||Although it depicts a conservative family from the South as silly, the show powerfully illustrates how material possessions do not define a person. Buddy Ebsen stars as Jed Clampett, patriarch of the hillbilly Clampett family, who became multi-millionaires after Jed struck oil on his land in the Ozark Mountains and moved with his family to Beverly Hills, California. However, the Clampetts never let their newly obtained wealth affect who they are as people, maintaining moral and simplistic lifestyles throughout the show's run (except in a few episodes in the final season where several of the female characters fell under the influence of feminism and began pushing a feminist agenda). Irene Ryan stars as Jed's mother-in-law Daisy May "Granny" Moses; Donna Douglas plays his beautiful, tomboyish, and animal-loving daughter Elly May Clampett; Max Baer portrays the dimwitted yet good-natured Clampett cousin Jethro Bodine; Raymond Bailey plays unscrupulous banker Milburn Drysdale; and Nancy Kulp stars as Drysdale's secretary Jane Hathaway.
Popular throughout its run, The Beverly Hillbillies fell victim in 1971 to CBS' Rural Purge but has remained popular in syndicated reruns ever since and led to the 1981 reunion TV movie Return of the Beverly Hillbillies, a 1993 TV special titled The Legend of the Beverly Hillbillies, and a feature film remake of the series that same year. The film starred Jim Varney as Jed, Erika Eleniak as Elly May, Cloris Leachman as Granny, Diedrich Bader as Jethro, Dabney Coleman as Mr. Drysdale, and Lily Tomlin as Miss Hathaway, with a cameo by Buddy Ebsen (in his final acting role) as his other famous TV character, Barnaby Jones.
|Blue Bloods||2010-||CBS||TV-PG||Conservative police officer show, that also promotes family. Stars conservative actor Tom Selleck as officer Frank Reagan (a possible name reference to Ronald Reagan). It also features Christian principles, with religion playing a fairly major role in several episodes, and each episode also ending with the Reagan family saying prayers before a meal (with such an overt depiction of Christian principles being rare on present-day TV). In addition, the series is clearly pro-Law Enforcement, with episodes dealing with conflicts between the city hall and the police force being present and the characters trying to demonize the police force, some of which including journalists, being shown in a negative light. This is ultimately necessary especially given the anti-law enforcement agenda being pushed in various liberal media.
That being said, however, more recent seasons of the series, largely due to the writers being replaced by more liberal writers, started adhering to more liberal and left-wing views, including moral relativism, leading to a decline in ratings as a result.
|Breaking Bad||2008–2013||American Movie Classics||TV-MA||Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a previously law-abiding chemistry teacher, gets involved in drug dealing and destroys himself and his family. Though he appears to be the "hero" of the series, each immoral decision leads him further along the path of destruction, and the evildoers all suffer for their actions. An alternate ending to the series depicts Cranston in his role as Hal, the patriarch of the family on the sitcom Malcolm in the Middle, waking up and realizing that the world of Breaking Bad was all a dream.|
|Brooklyn Nine-Nine||2013-Present||Fox||TV-14||Main character Captain Holt is an open homosexual in charge of the fictitious 99th police precinct in Brooklyn, New York City. However, his sexuality is downplayed for the most part, and this sitcom seems to humanize the police in an era when liberal news media does everything it can to dehumanize the authorities. It lightheartedly teaches that the police are kind, likeable everyday people with internal and interpersonal obstacles to overcome, and it averts the liberal idea that the police are "racist" with its multiracial main cast. On top of that, a number of villains that the detectives face are drug abusers or dealers, which supports war on illegal drugs, and Sgt. Terry Jeffords, one of the main characters, is a family man who prefers to act in the best interest of his wife and daughters.|
|Cops||1989-||Fox; Spike||TV-PG||The good guys protecting the public from criminals, yet arguably promotes police state and big government. Filmed on location in many exotic and mundane locales with actual law enforcement agencies, both here in the U.S. and abroad. On the other hand, the police are also clearly depicted in a positive light, which is ultimately needed especially in light of the liberal news media's current unjust demonization of them.|
|Davey and Goliath||1961-1973||First Run Syndication||Created by Art Clokey of Gumby fame, this stop-motion animated series depicts a wholesome, conservative, church-going American family. However, in order to appeal to a wider audience, this show never mentions the Gospel, or even Jesus, for that matter. It was also commissioned by the liberal Evangelical Lutheran Church in America|
|The Fairly OddParents||1998-2001 (shorts)
2002-2017 (TV series)
|Nickelodeon||TV-Y7||The main protagonist, Timmy Turner, commonly wishes for things from his quirky fairy godparents that aren't the best, but he almost always learns his lesson in the end. The series, created by Christian animator Butch Hartman, exposes the dangers of wishing for one's personal gain at the expense of others. Furthermore, it lightly pokes fun at the public school system: Denzel Crocker, a teacher and a regular antagonist, is completely insane and obsessed with both giving poor grades and trying to prove to the world that fairy godparents exist for his own personal gain.
However, during later seasons, it has engaged in more liberal values, such as a joke in the series finale indicating that Timmy's father had gender confusion.
|FBI||2018-current||CBS||Although created by liberal producer Dick Wolf and largely retreading the same left-wing themes that his prior shows Law & Order and Law & Order: SVU pushed (such as the first episode focusing on a white supremacist plot, an episode called "Prey" repeating a false statistic about how sexual violence against females occurs 1/5th of the time four times, and an episode called "Scorched Earth" infamously trying to promote a more feminist view on things while condemning males), it also, similar to its predecessors, try to promote the law, and some episodes have a more conservative bent to them (such as the episode "A New Dawn", where it not only promotes free speech on college campuses, but also depicts the leftist elements of current college campuses in a very negative light as the one behind the murder of a guest speaker at the college was a far-Left professor who taught revolution at his classes, as well as Green Birds, which dealt with an Islamic terrorist, and the aforementioned episode "Prey", aside from having an implicit condemnation on abortion due to a raid uncovering a chair that was clearly meant for abortificants against the sex trafficked females, also has a slight condemnation on media-induced hysteria via Jubal Valentine's quip about how, despite dogs being more likely to attack humans than sharks, they have "shark week".)|
|Friends||1994-2004||NBC||TV-PG||The sitcom about six young adults living in New York City. It often promotes alcoholism and sex outside marriage. But on a conservative note, the show condemns smoking and drug usage, and somewhat a condemnation of the homosexual agenda, as Ross’s life was negatively affected by his wife being lesbian, as well as Chandler's childhood being effected by his dad becoming a transgender. On top of that two of the characters; Ross and Monica are brother and sister, which could also give the show a pro-family aspect.|
|Fuller House||2016-present||Netflix||TV-G||A more liberal-leaning sequel to the consevrative Full House, which debuted on Netflix in 2016 and promotes more liberal values and politics (including the trashing of Donald Trump in the pilot episode) and shows them in a positive light, as well as looking very much like nearly every live-action Disney Channel show produced in recent years. Series star Candace Cameron Bure, who appears in both shows and was also a panelist on ABC talk show The View (acting as the conservative counterpoint to the show's heavily liberal panelists; she left due to the bi-coastal commute -- Bure lives in northern California -- keeping her away from her family, as well as to focus on her work with Hallmark Channel), is a born-again Christian and is socially conservative. The show is still pro-family.|
|God Friended Me||2018-2020||CBS||On the one hand, the TV series is pro-Christianity, and the main character, an outspoken atheist, is shown to be at least considering that "God" might be real after a chance encounter with the God account. On the other hand, one of the principal characters, the main character's sister, is a lesbian, with her father, a priest at the Episcopal church, implying that God is in her despite God condemning the practice of homosexuality.|
|Gravity Falls||2012-2016||Disney Channel, later Disney XD||TV-Y7||Inspired by the life of its creator, Alex Hirsch, this mystery/science fiction/horror comedy series follows twin siblings Dipper and Mabel Pines as they spend as summer in the fictional town of Gravity Falls, Oregon, investigating the supernatural oddities surrounding the town with guidance from one of three journals left behind by an initially anonymous author.
On the one hand, it stereotypes capitalists as either "criminals" or simply being obsessed with money: the twins' Great Uncle/"Grunkle" Stan is introduced as a relatively simple character whose only goal in life is to fool the "world's dumbest people" with a tourist trap dubbed The Mystery Shack and filled with pretend supernatural phenomena, hoping to earn their money. Even worse, throughout the series, recurring incompetent police officers Sheriff Blubbs and Deputy Durland are implied to have homosexual feelings for one another, and this is confirmed in the series finale.
On the other hand, family and redemption seem to be central themes of the series in the long run. When Stan's long-lost twin brother, Stanford "Ford" Pines, returns from being trapped in another dimension and reveals himself as the author of the journals, the brothers come to grips with their personal flaws, and Stan shows how he truly regrets leading a life of crime, wishing things could have turned out differently and calling himself "the screw-up". He gets his chance at redemption when he and Ford together outwit Bill Cipher, an interdimensional dream demon and the series' main antagonist, and erase the monster from existence, which causes them to mend their relationship.
|Happy Days||1974-1984||ABC||TV-G||Originally launched as a 1972 episode of Love, American Style called "Love and the Television Set" and set in the 1950s. The show was pro-family and celebrated family values, as the Cunningham family, the show's original main focus, always supported each other even through the rough times. The show is also pro-fatherhood. The show's main father figure, Howard Cunningham, is shown to be mature, calm and responsible, and always does his best to help his kids. Also a little anti-feminism, with Howard owning and running a hardware store and making all the money, and his wife Marion being the housewife. On the other hand, producers admitted to pushing pacifism and sentiments against the Vietnam War effort. Protagonist Richie Cunningham, a high school student played by Ron Howard as a regular from 1974 to 1980, is a supporter of the Democrat Party; as part of his school's Young Democrats club, he supports Democrat presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson in the 1956 election in the Season Two episode "The Not Making of a President" and, as such, is portrayed as young and idealistic yet naïve.
Debuting to modest ratings in January 1974 after ABC green-lit it to series, Happy Days became a huge hit in its later years after the emphasis was shifted more to formerly supporting character Arthur "The Fonz/Fonzie" Fonzarelli (played by Henry Winkler); a greaser, former gang member, womanizer, and high school dropout who nonetheless became increasingly popular with the series' audience and became the main focus of the show after Howard's departure. The series spawned several spinoffs, including Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy (created as a vehicle for stand-up comedian Robin Williams), and the animated series The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang.
|Happy Tree Friends||1999-||Mondo Media.com||TV-MA||A very bloody and gory animated flash cartoon featuring anthropomorphic animals. Despite its content, it shows the consequences and dangers of doing many of the things that lead to the deaths of the animals within the show in most of its episodes.|
|Justice League||2001-2006||Cartoon Network||TV-Y7||A private non-profit organization lead by American icons Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and other DC characters fight to help the helpless and fight for justice. The event where they were formed featured a condemnation towards anti-Second Amendment policies, as a senator advocates unilateral nuclear disarmament, the result of which led directly to an invasion from Mars by the Imperium (with said senator actually being an agent that took the place of the real senator during a brief incursion to Mars), with the only one who realized the problem posed by nuclear disarmament being a general. The episode "Fury" depicts feminism in a negative light, as the antagonist Aresia, a rogue Amazon, intends to kill all men in the world with a deadly allergen. Even Hippolyta, the normally misandristic leader of the Amazons, and Wonder Woman's mother, condemns her actions and reveals that a man actually saved her life when she was a child. In addition, another episode, "The Terror Beyond", features themes of Redemption as well as an implicit acknowledgement that God and Heaven exists, as the character Solomon Grundy, an undead character, sought to die and atone for his sins, ultimately doing so in order to stop the Icthultu (an obvious reference to Lovecraft), with Hawkgirl, an alien who doesn't believe in Christianity due to her cultural background, nonetheless assuring him that his soul is waiting for him in Heaven on his deathbed. A similar promotion of redemption exists with Hawkgirl's arc, as after she was involved in an invasion by her species before having a change of heart and stopping the invasion, she has to undergo a lot of effort to make up for her role, eventually having a tie-breaker from Superman allowing her back into the league after sufficiently redeeming herself. However, the later episodes did start being left-leaning (probably being bullied by left-wing producers) as there is an episode that the villain Chronos plans to go back in time to undo the Big Bang theory and become a God. Another episode, "To Another Shore", claims that "global warming" may be real.|
|Kim Possible||2002-2007||Disney Channel||Although it was feminist due to the titular character Kim Possible tending to save the world and her sidekick Ron Stoppable generally being comic relief, it also was pro-family values, as it was notably one of the few Disney Channel shows where the fathers of the main characters (Kim and Ron) were not depicted as bumbling, buffoonish, childish, or as a jerk, and in many cases the fathers actually helped significantly to save the day. For instance, Kim Possible's dad James Possible is a friendly yet brilliant rocket scientist, and believes in family bonds, and often pushes his children to follow family values and also honor family. In addition, there were several episodes where Ron played a significant role in saving the world. It is also notable as being one of the few Disney Channel shows to actually break the 65-episode cutoff rule on the network.|
|King of the Hill||1997-2010||Fox||TV-PG||Despite cartoonish nature, shows the struggle of a hardworking, traditional American family against "alternative" modern cultural movements and liberal political correctness.|
|The Larry Sanders Show||1992–1998||HBO||TV-MA||A dark comedy based around the background of a Hollywood talk show, showing a great deal of liberal and celebrity hypocrisy and mocking them for their behavior.|
|Law & Order||1990-2010||NBC||TV-14||Police and court drama similar to Perry Mason in which the first halves of each episodes were the crimes, investigations and arrests of suspects and the second halves were the trials and aftermaths thereof. Although ultimately promoting law enforcement in a positive light, the series eventually started pushing more liberal themes, usually by pushing twists that have the ones most likely considered guilty being in fact innocent, while white-collar characters are depicted as the villains, which former lead Michael Moriarity implied was due to the growing influence of one of the show's showrunners, Dick Wolf's hard-left politics. Is followed by a spinoff called Law & Order: SVU that was far more overtly liberal in its outlook (see its entry in Essay:Worst Liberal TV Shows for more details).|
|MacGyver||1985-1992||ABC||TV PG||In this pro-invention, pro-self-reliance popular series, Angus MacGyver (Richard Dean Anderson), agent of the fictional Phoenix Foundation, used Yankee ingenuity to solve various problems using everyday items and escape the clutches of his enemies. He eschews violence until absolutely necessary. Although this element overall was conservative, the creator Vin Di Bona implied a few times that it was meant to promote an anti-gun agenda, which the anti-Communist site "Discover the Networks" uncovered: "MacGyver producer Vin Di Bona noted that anti-gun messages were a recurring theme in that program. When asked what he thought of conservative critics who claimed that Hollywood was overwhelmingly liberal, Di Bona responded: 'I think it’s probably accurate, and I’m happy about it.'" A reboot of this series, with Lucas Till in the title role, debuted on CBS in 2016.|
|Malcolm in the Middle||2000-2006||FOX||TV-PG||The sitcom celebrates family unity and often mocks liberal values, but it also shows a dysfunctional family (containing a dimwitted father, a harridan mother, a slacker oldest son, a bullying and dimwitted second-oldest son, and a socially awkward younger son, with the genius title character, the middle of five sons, as the only sane member) as funny.|
|Married...with Children||1987-1997||Fox||TV-PG||The show mocks liberal values, however it also portrays a dysfunctional family as funny. Also the Parents Television Council called it the crudest comedy on prime time television due to being peppered with lewd punch lines about sex, sexual stimulation, the homosexual lifestyle, and father Al Bundy's fondness for pornographic magazines and strip clubs.|
|Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water||1990-1991 (Japan)||NHK (Japan)||TV-14||Add info please|
|The Nazis: A Warning from History||1997||BBC||A six-episode documentary series that, as implied by the title, covers the rise and reign of the Nazi Party in Germany. Although overall showing the horrors of the Nazi Party and its totalitarian aspects, as well as exposing elements of Hitler's character that weren't generally known (such as his having a very disordered personal life despite his emphasis on order) and also acknowledging the Communists and Soviets have committed atrocities, and even connected the Nazis to the French Revolution regarding inspirations, the documentary, or at least the first episode, repeats leftist propaganda made post-World War II of claiming the Nazis were a "far-Right" political party when in reality they belonged to the far-Left (and only being slightly to the right of German Communists/Red Front at most), and also implies in the third episode that Stalin and Hitler were ideological enemies when in reality they were closer to rivals regarding control over the Left. The final episode also implied that the Soviets' rapes of German women and various atrocities were the result of the Nazis' actions, when in reality the Soviets did them according to Communist ideology, and that the Nazis' invasion of Eastern Europe had played a comparatively minor role. In addition, although it alludes to a blood red moon as foreshadowing World War II when Hitler signed the pact with Stalin, it does not directly address the connection between it and visions given in Fatima, or indeed, any religious reasons behind the red moon in question.|
|NCIS||2003-||CBS||TV-14||Show about U.S. Navy investigators, voted America's favorite program in 2011; starring Mark Harmon and David McCallum. While it is generally pro-America and pro-military, it does include some unneeded and un-Christian activity and language. For example, The season 6 episode "Capitol Offense" promotes environmentalism by having a Senator sponsoring a "Green energy" bill that's being opposed by "big oil" (a tired old liberal myth and claptrap). He confides in Gibbs to cover up an affair he had with a dead female naval officer to make sure the bill passes. The season 7 episode "Faith" has a Marine who converted to Islam being killed by his younger brother and a Muslim Chaplain being targeted with threats, clearly promoting the liberal "Islamophobia" claptrap. It also promotes the theme park version of Islam that most liberals think it is. Ziva even talks about "intolerance" which a true Israeli Jew and former Mossad officer wouldn't do. A real Mossad officer would certainly know firsthand how violent the religion of Islam is, especially if her own half-brother was a Muslim terrorist. In addition, the Marine's father is a Reverend who says things a truly devout Christian would never say such as "he found his god" when talking about his son and a line from Gibbs promotes the myth that Islam and Christianity have "the same god" which is typical "coexist" nonsense.|
|NCIS: Los Angeles||2008-2017||CBS||TV-14||A spinoff of NCIS that, as suggested by the title, takes place in Los Angeles. Although like its parent show, it is pro-Military and deals with the same premise, it has a bit more of a liberal viewpoint to the show, and infamously had an episode during the fourth season that dealt with the team trying to investigate a political murder during an election despite it being outside their jurisdiction. One particular episode "History", also in the fourth season, has a condemnation of student radicals, many of whom were parroting statements by socialist organizations, with a professor being involved who had been formerly a member of the Gun Barrel Party, a Weathermen Underground-esque domestic terrorist group from the 1970s that was explicitly stated to be named after Mao Zedong's statement about how "political power derives from the barrel of a gun" who used the faking of his death to undergo a new identity to try and teach generations to undergo his radical beliefs, and was largely depicted in an unsympathetic light, although it does falsely claim that the Occupy Wall Street crowd of not being terrorists despite it airing around the time of the Cleveland bridge bombing crisis that OWS was tied to.|
|NCIS: New Orleans||2013-2017||CBS||TV-14||A spinoff of NCIS that, as suggested by the title, takes place in New Orleans. Although like its parent show, it is pro-Military and deals with the same premise, it has a bit more of a liberal viewpoint to the show (although not to the extent of NCIS: Los Angeles).|
|The Office||2005-2013||NBC||TV-PG||Mockery of liberal ideology and political correctness in an office setting, without a liberal laugh track. The main character repeatedly encounters contradictions and absurdities as he tries to conform to liberal expectations. The show was most popular when its humor was conservative, and has declined in quality and popularity as its conservative humor has been diluted. Its later seasons were notably more liberal and offensive towards religion. Steve Carell played the main character for six years and was denied an Emmy Award by liberals every time despite being by far the funniest actor on television.|
|The O'Reilly Factor||Fox News||Bill O'Reilly is like "Archie Bunker": cranky, critical, and wants government to push people around and lock 'em up. O'Reilly rarely espouses true conservative values, and was extremely vicious towards pro-life Cardinal Bernard Law. O'Reilly alienates millions of young people.|
|Pokémon||1997-||TVTokyo (1997-present; Japan only); UPN-69 (1998-1999); Kids WB (1999-2007); Cartoon Network (2007-2016); Disney XD (2016-present)||An anime adapted from a series of hugely popular trading cards and video games. The later seasons cut out the more conservative messages to promote more liberal agendas, including having the various female characters starting with May (most of whom are ten years old and thus still children) essentially act as sexual fanservice according to then-director Masamitsu Hidaka (and, at least in the case of the female leads of AG, DP, and XY, their goals of acting as Pokémon Coordinator and Showcase Trainer seemed to promote fashion industry values), as well as later on the story's refusal to allow Ash to win a league despite it being necessary to have him become a Pokémon Master (with the most infamous example of this being the Ash vs. Alain fight in the final round of the Kalos League, which had Ash losing against Alain despite the series, including the actual Japanese episode title for the battle in question, all but strongly implying the exact opposite), and eventually by Sun and Moon delaying having Ash resume his goal until nearly 40 episodes later, thus resulting in a more nihilistic view of Ash's goal. In fact, not counting Orange Islands, Ash wasn't able to win a League Conference until two decades after the show's premiere. In addition, a running gag since Hoenn and to some extent Johto has Brock constantly chasing women and trying to ask them out, depicting him as a womanizer in a more comedic light. Moreover, the concept of friendships that was strongly emphasized in prior seasons eventually got phased out due to them essentially dropping characters after each season with barely a reference to them.
However, the first few seasons showcased several conservative messages, including the strife to succeed even when the odds are considered insurmountable, as well as showing parental neglect and abandonment in a negative light in regards to the characters Brock and Misty, and to a certain extent one of the main villains Jessie. In addition, in the first season at least, there were also a few Christian references from Brock and Misty, and to some extent James. Pro-family values are present due to Misty becoming a mother to Togepi, and Brock also intending to aid his family when his parents weren't around due to the latter abandoning their children (or, in the case of the dub, the father abandoning them and the mother dying), only joining Ash after his father, Flint, returned and encouraged Brock to pursue his dreams. Was also anti-Hollywood Values as well, as the episode "Go West Young Meowth" showcases the more depraved nature of Hollywood, including at least one bickering couple, and does not treat it in a positive light, nor does Meowth's sweetheart, Meowzie, an epitome of Hollywood values, come across in a flattering light, with it also being heavily implied that this was the reason Meowth turned to villainy. Similarly, another episode during the first season dealt with a condemnation of fashion industry values as Team Rocket created a salon that heavily dolled up various Pokémon without taking into account their nature, which Suzie, Ash, and Brock condemned, and Misty initially supported to an extent only to pay the price later on when she tried to have Psyduck dolled up. One episode of DP also has an implicit condemnation of the homosexual agenda due to Brock calling Pikachu and Piplup (both of whom are confirmed male in an earlier episode) having an attraction to each other "unnatural." In addition, some episodes implicitly condemn the concept of Social Darwinism by showing various trainers who care only about Pokémon who are powerful and instantly abandon them if they show any sign of weakness in a very negative light.
|Police Woman||1974-1978||NBC||While some may say it was made to popularize the feminist movement, it still does treat law enforcement with respect. Also, the episode "Flowers of Evil" did seem to anger liberals as it had a trio of women (at least one of whom was implied to be a lesbian) who run a retirement home who rob and murder the elderly residents (an action that could never be shown on TV in the current age of political correctness).|
|Portlandia||2011 – 2018||IFC||Although it does mock conservative values, at the same time, it also openly mocks liberal values and exposes the hypocrisy apparent in those who adhere to liberalism.|
|The PowerPuff Girls||1998-2005, Reboot 2016-Present||Cartoon Network||TV-Y||On the one hand, the three titular superhero girls seem to be the only protagonists capable of fighting their city’s various supervillains, while the police, consisting mostly of men, are depicted as bumbling and oafish, making the girls feministic (It doesn’t help that one of the working names for the trio was the more profane Whoop*** Girls). Moreover, innuendoes may be peppered throughout (and are more apparent in the 2016 reboot series, much to the chagrin of even the most devoted fans).
On the other hand, as the girls were created by a scientist to be the “perfect little girls,” they could be more feminine rather than feminist. They try to fit into traditional gender roles despite their capabilities, Buttercup especially struggles with this, and they learn family values from the professor who made them and serves as a responsible, knowledgeable, benevolent father-figure and a voice of reason well-versed in various scientific disciplines. Plus, the recurring antagonist “Him” is an obvious reference to Satan, which hints at support for Christianity; and the devilish fiend is an androgynous being who demonstrates some effeminate traits, which unsympathetically depicts and satirizes gender confusion and homosexual lifestyles, respectively. In addition, a villain of the week, "Femme Fatale", was meant to be a condemnation towards the feminist ideology. On occasion, such as in the episode Cop Out, does show the girls working with police, in this episode's case, against corrupt officer Mike Brokowski, who blames them for his lazy habits that get him fired, actively trying to kill them. (fortunately for them, they are immune to acid).
|Rick and Morty||2013-Presdent||Adult Swim||TV-14||While much in the show is vulgar and irreverent, Rick is strongly independent and loathes the interdimensional government.|
|Sailor Moon||1992-1997 (Japan)||Fuji TV||NR||The series is (in)famous for its promotion of homosexuality with Kunzite/Zoicite and Uranus/Neptune (the former being changed to a heterosexual couple during the initial English localisation (Zoicite was changed to female due to having a slightly more feminine appearance) the latter relationship being altered during localization to them being "cousins", which despite the dubbing company omitting the kissing element, ends up implying that they were committing incest in the dub) and transgenderism with the Sailor Starlights. (it should be noted in the original manga, Kunzite and Zoicite were not romantically involved at all, having a more brotherly relationship, the original plan being that the four Shitennou to be romantically involved with the Inner Senshi, and the Sailor Starlights were simply female who disguised themselves as men as part of a plan to save their princess, the latter of which irritated creator Naoko Takeuchi slightly). On the other hand, it is also pro-family, as Usagi Tsukino (Sailor Moon) has very loving and caring parents whom she loves very much, though they do understandably scold about her grades. Rei Hino (Sailor Mars) is also very close to her grandfather, often taking care of him due to his advanced age. Ami Mizuno (Sailor Mercury) admires her doctor mother and wishes to follow in her mother’s footsteps and is also very hurt by her parents being divorced and the fact she only hears from her artist father once a year. Also, when Usagi and Mamoru Chiba’s (Tuxedo Mask) future daughter Chibi-Usa is introduced, she is shown to be very close to her parents and present-day Usagi and Mamoru take care of her like a little sister.
The series also contains themes of unconditional love, friendship, mercy, and redemption. Usagi and Rei tend to bicker and get into cranky arguments, but they still really care about each other. The recurring Dark Kingdom Villain Nephrite disguises himself as a human named "Masato Sanjouin" and one of Usagi's friends, Naru, falls in love with him. Naru still loves him even after learning who he really is and eventually, he falls in love with her. Nephrite ultimately sacrifices his life by intercepting an attack that was meant for Naru. In the second season (Sailor Moon R) both sets of villains (The Makai Tree Aliens and the Black Moon Clan) have very distorted understandings of what love is. The Sailor Senshi teach them what real love is. With the Makai Tree Aliens, it’s that love is given, not taken. With the Black Moon Clan they show the Four Specter Sisters that love is unconditional after each of them feels the rejection of their superiors and loses hope. Eventually, all four sisters become good after Sailor Moon uses her crystal to purify them of their dark energy. In the Starlights season, the villainess of the previous arc, Queen Nehellenia, is redeemed by being shown unconditional love. Sailor Moon also helps redeem the arc's main villain Sailor Galaxia by helping to purge the influence of Chaos and returning her to the good person she used to be.
There is a condemnation of the idea that positive ends justify negative means. In the S season, Sailors Uranus and Neptune believe it is necessary to sacrifice human lives to bring out the talismans from "pure heart" crystals. They also believe that it is necessary to kill Hotaru Tomoe to stop her Sailor form, Sailor Saturn, from destroying the world. Sailor Moon refuses to accept either premise no matter what, and in the end she is vindicated. The talismans were inside the outer Senshi all along and they didn't need to sacrifice their lives to bring them. Sailor Moon also succeeded in saving the world without killing Hotaru. In the Starlights season, everyone except Sailor Moon believes that it is necessary to kill Galaxia and Moon is the only one who has any faith that Galaxia can be restored to her old self.
The series also goes against the messages of modern feminism in that it promotes traditional femininity and traditional female interests. Even the most Tomboyish Senshi, Makoto Kino (Sailor Jupiter) is shown to have feminine interests such as cooking, gardening and figure skating, admitting to Usagi she took up her hobbies to get by since her parents died when she was young and so she wouldn't be as intimidating, due to being the tallest girl in her class as well as rumors she got kicked out of her old school for fighting (these rumors weren't true, she simply moved to a new town). Usagi also desires to get married and have a family with her boyfriend Mamoru which they do in the future as evidenced by their daughter, Chibi-Usa. Although Mamoru is 4 years older than Usagi, he is a gentleman and doesn’t take advantage of her youth and inexperience. As Tuxedo Mask, he is very protective of Sailor Moon, and she is very appreciative of his protection (in contrast to a feminist who would refuse male help).
|Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!||1969-1970, 1978||CBS; ABC||TV-G||Although it does teach kids conjugated thinking skills, most of the villains are businessmen which some could argue is an anti-capitalism statement. In addition, the theme song was meant to subtly promote a pro-drug message.|
|Scorpion||2013-2017||CBS||A show involving four geniuses who try to use their gifts to prevent global catastrophes as well as figure out how to live among normal society in their spare time that's loosely based on the life of Walter O'Brien. It promotes the concept of using one's innate skills for good, as well as improving oneself, with one episode in the series also mocking professor values as well as the current university system. The first season also has some negative views on government encroachment due to Walter being reluctant to allow Scorpion to be used by Homeland due to them using stuff against his intention. Also has some pro-family values, due to Paige, one of the members of Scorpion, trying to be a good mother for her genius son, and Walter doing whatever he can to save his terminally-ill sister during the first couple of seasons, as well as Sylvester, another member of Scorpion, proceeding to legally marry (albeit in a civil rather than religious manner) his sister to stop Walter from unnecessarily keeping her alive against his sister's wishes, and Toby and Happy also making every effort to welcome their baby into the world due to believing the latter to be pregnant. In addition, one recent episode has Scorpion pitching in to aid in allowing Toby, upon it being discovered that he has a rare genetic defect that prevents him from having viable sperm to allow him and Happy to have a baby, to undergo treatment to allow them to have a child, specifically stating that they wished to ensure future members of Scorpion were born, which likewise hinted at a pro-life message and supporting the unborn. In addition, some of the main villains have also been Communists and various terrorist groups. On the other hand, it also has at times engaged in some more liberal themes such as environmentalism as well as some denouncement of Capitalism in later seasons.|
|The Simpsons||1987-1988 (sketches on The Tracey Ullman Show); 1989-present||FOX||TV-14||Many businessmen are made out to be dumb, Republicans have at times been depicted as evil, and family values aren't necessarily put in the best light. However, it still mocks liberal values as well as political correctness (including even showing the Democrats, via Springfield mayor and JFK wannabe Joe Quimby, as the corrupt and incompetent politicians they really are, although that being said, the character Lisa Simpson has occasionally been used as a soundboard for the more liberal views of the show), and although Bart Simpson causes a lot of trouble, he is painted out to be a "punk" rather than a "cool dude". This show is also known for being not as bad as the wretched Family Guy. The show was originally a series of short skits on The Tracey Ullman Show.|
|Smallville||2001-2011||The WB; The CW||TV-PG / TV-14||Some conservative themes are present in the show and some liberal themes are present. Biblical undertones are present such as main character appearing as a Christ-like figure.|
|The Sopranos||1997; 1999-2007||HBO||Although the TV series glamorizes to some extent the Italian mafia and its exploits, it also is pro-family values ultimately due to the main protagonist Tony Soprano trying to do what is best for his family, and one episode, "Christopher", has a condemnation of Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, in particular the book and the public school system's demonization of Christopher Columbus.|
|SpongeBob SquarePants||1996-present||Nickelodeon||TV-Y / TV-Y7||One of the most influential cartoons of the 21st century, centered on an energetic, anthropomorphic sea sponge (who more nearly resembles a kitchen sponge) and a diverse cast of his underwater friends, is decidedly one of the most politically ambiguous.
On the one hand, the series suggests that capitalists are inherently malign or simply obsessed with money, as the main character’s crustacean employer, the fast food restaurateur Mr. Krabs, is inclined to put money before others’ interests, sometimes at the expense of others’ well-being. In addition, SpongeBob and his dimwitted seastar best friend Patrick Star have a habit of annoying Squidward Tentacles, a grouchy octopus who lives between them, and tend to not face comeuppance for their childish actions (though there are exceptions), which may teach that being annoying is “acceptable” adult behavior. Specific episodes have controversial overtones, too. For instance, “Rock-a-Bye Bivalve” is infamous for depicting SpongeBob and his dimwitted seastar best friend Patrick Star raising a baby scallop like a homosexual couple. Moreover, one of the series’ worst-received episodes, “One Coarse Meal,” tries to make bullying look humorous because it centers on Mr. Krabs driving his microscopic arch business rival Plankton to suicide by appealing to the copepod’s secret fear of whales, a fear not present in any other episode. Worst of all, there is a theory that each of the seven main characters is modeled after one of the Seven Deadly Sins: Mr. Krabs is avarice for his love of money. Plankton is envy because he desires after that which Mr. Krabs has: a successful restaurant and the secret formula for Krabs’ signature sandwich, the Krabby Patty. Squidward is wrath due to his irritability. Sandy Cheeks the diving suit-clad squirrel is pride as she is immensely proud of her native Texas. Patrick is sloth since he is often seen dormant. Gary, SpongeBob’s pet sea snail, is gluttony because his character has little to do other than eat. SpongeBob is a strange variant on lust: though the character is said to be asexual, he seems to have “lust for life” because, depending on the writer(s), he can be too fixated on his job (or even on Squidward) at times.
On the other hand, most episodes where SpongeBob works in his regular job as a fry cook at the Krusty Krab restaurant teach young audiences to take pride in hard work and persistence as SpongeBob strives to make the most out of his rather ordinary vocation. Most episodes where Plankton appears draw a clear distinction between good and evil, showing the errors of stealing and conducting business through illegitimate means as Plankton’s schemes to outcompete Mr. Krabs, the more competent businessman, or steal his Krabby Patty recipe backfire. Lastly, depending on the writer(s), Krabs can serve as a surrogate father-figure to SpongeBob, teaching him to stay out of danger and not to act so impulsively as he usually does. In addition, one episode advocates against gun control and showing the fallacy against the premise, and another episode promotes self-sufficiency and mocks the welfare state.
|Squirrel and Hedgehog||1977 (North Korea)||YouTube (Outside North Korea)||NR||The cartoon was created by the North Koreans as unsubtle propaganda for their Communist ideology, and in particular promoting the Kim Dynasty, and also showcases a significant amount of bloodshed by the heroes. That being said, however, its style in trying to propagate Communist values also unintentionally ends up promoting American and Western values due to the main villains, several wolves and other carnivorous creatures, being depicted as extremely competent and imposing and wielding high-tech weaponry, as well as the "heroes", despite being shown as herbivorous animals, being shown as particularly violent, as well as being more effeminate and crying a lot of the time thus unintentionally exposing the real horrors of Communist ideology as well, with several of the viewers when it aired outside North Korea nearly forty years afterwards liking the villains more than the heroes and specifically citing how the villains were depicted as extremely competent as a reason.|
|Stargate: SG-1||1997-2007||Sci-fi||A sequel series to the film Stargate, most of its main villains were extraterrestrials who posed as various pagan gods (namely Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Babylonian), and Colonel O'Neill was implied to be religious a few times. It is also to be noted that the Christian God is noted to be exempted from the main villains. That being said, however, it does occasionally mix up the Middle Ages with the Dark Ages, and in later seasons it does make a few jabs at then-President George W. Bush.|
|Supergirl (first season only)||2015–2016||CBS (first season)||The show had some liberal elements, such as promoting the feminist agenda to some extent, and also having a degree of forced multiculturalism (e.g., turning Jimmy Olsen into a black man when he was originally a red-headed Caucasian in the comics). However, it also has some conservative elements to the show, namely pro-family messages, as well as the character Cat Grant in one episode expressing some regret for the fact that, when she got pregnant out of wedlock, she chose her career over her child (it should be noted that this would have been against the feminist agenda, since adherents to feminism generally reject any indication that a woman can't be satisfied by anything besides a career, especially being satisfied with having children and/or holding any remorse for giving up their child in favor of their careers.). The same episode also had her trying to reconnect with her child, who by that time was an adult, with Kara Danvers suggesting she reconnect with him, giving the implication that she ultimately carried him to birth despite choosing her career over her child, acting as a subtle condemnation towards abortion and a promotion of the right to life. In addition, environmentalism is depicted in a more negative manner due to the main villains, surviving Kryptonian prisoners at Fort Rozz, being sentenced there due to engaging in environmental terrorism in an attempt to save Krypton, and Kara Zor-El's uncle, Non, being an unrepentant mass murderer.
It also has a condemnation of terrorism as well as crime, as most of the first season's story arc dealt with locating and stopping various Fort Rozz escapees from causing any carnage on Earth, with most of the criminals being portrayed negatively, and even the sole Fort Rozz villain who does end up being portrayed sympathetically is made clear to have given up crime, subtly promoting the concept of redemption. The DEO also acts as a subtle allegory to ICE agents and border patrol and is portrayed as largely a force of good, which also hints at a promotion of national borders. The two-part season finale also dealt with the main villains' plan, Myriad, which involved mass mind-control which likewise had those affected by it making statements that eerily paralleled the statements made by liberal ideology. Note that this only applies with the first season of Supergirl, as starting with the second season upon its move to the CW, it went hard-Left in its political and social views (see main entry on the series for more information).
|SWAT Kats||1993-1994||TBS||Chance Furlong and Jake Clawson are two former Enforcer (the show's name for the police) pilots who are wrongfully blamed for destroying Enforcer Headquarters when their boss, Commander Feral wants the glory of taking down the villain Dark Kat by himself and causes their plane to crash. As punishment, they are sentenced to work in a salvage yard to pay back the cost of the building. Using the military salvage in the junk yard, the build their own jet called the Turbokat and become the crime-fighting SWAT Kats, T-bone and Razor. The series de-values law enforcement by depicting the Enforcers as impotent against the city's many threats. The Enforcers' leader, Commander Ulysses Feral, is depicted as an egotistical glory-hog and hates the SWAT Kats for being able to accomplish what he can't. Sometimes the SWAT Kats even like to rudely rub it in his face. The series also promotes feminism by depicting Megakat City's male Mayor Manx as bumbling and incompetent while depicting the female Deputy Mayor Calico "Callie" Briggs as the one who truly runs the city (and also the SWAT Kats main ally, similar to Commissioner Gordon from Batman). The series also added a token female Enforcer, Commander Feral's niece Felina Feral in the second season, and depicting her as being more competent and reasonable than the other Enforcers.
That being said, however, the series also promotes themes of justice, heroism, and voluntary charity (since the SWAT Kats don't get paid for their heroism) and condemns crime. In the second season, Commander Feral's negative aspects were toned down and the character was depicted positively more often. The series is also pro-family as it shows Commander Feral having genuine love for Felina as well as concern for her safety. Felina also respects her uncle, even though she doesn't always agree with him. In contrast to other elements which promote feminism, the episode "Cry Turmoil" paints feminism in a more negative light with the villainess Turmoil and her all-female soldiers and pilots, of whom she believes no male pilot can out-fly until they engage the SWAT Kats. After capturing the Turbokat, she attempts to seduce T-Bone into joining her and becoming her second-in-command, which he only pretends to go along with it so that he can sabotage her ship and give Razor time to meet up with him. The episode also contains a theme of resisting evil temptation since T-bone admits being attracted to her in his inner monologue, and even remarks that "the Enforcers haven't exactly been our biggest fans."
|The Twilight Zone||1959-1964 (original run)||CBS||A recurring theme is that the selfish and the self-centered eventually lose what they sought to gain; hosted by Rod Serling. Examples of conservative episodes include:
That being said, there are some examples of episodes that have some liberal and conservative messages being promoted at the same time:
|You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown||1972||CBS||An animated Peanuts special that aired before the 1972 presidential elections. On the one hand, it does show the electoral process in a fairly positive manner, but on the other hand, it does feature some elements of liberal values such as forcing people to vote for a particular candidate (specifically, one scene had Lucy threatening people to vote for Linus), and was largely cynical in its outlook.|
Debatable Whether Great
- Anthony Rapp accuses Kevin Spacey of trying to seduce him when he was 14
"While the French Revolution called for principles of liberty, equality, and fraternity, the concept of “total liberty” they proposed is best described as “total anarchy,” said Fr. William Jenkins, in a 1980s segment of the TV show “What Catholics Believe.”"
- Talking Veggies Stir Controversy at NBC at Fox News
- Television's Vietnam: The Real Story Episode 1
- Television's Vietnam: The Real Story Episode 2
- The Anti-Globalist Themes of Angel Season 5 at YouTube
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