Takin' Over the Asylum

TV Show • 1994 • Comedy  

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A salesman starts to run a hospital radio station inside a facility for people with mental heath needs.
This tv show contains 27 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Is there sexual content?
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Are there fat jokes?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Abuse
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Anonymous
A character talks about the trauma they‘ve experienced because of years of sexual abuse by a family member. They also talk about telling their father who did not believe them and reacted very negatively.
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Is someone stalked?
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waterparks
A grandmother hits her grandson multiple times.
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Is a child abused?
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waterparks
There isn't enough to go off of to be considered abuse, but the way a main character's father interacts with his son could cause discomfort in child abuse victims.
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Addiction
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smoking is shown, but no other drugs.
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Is there addiction?
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finch120
One of the characters has problems with alcohol throughout and admits to being an alchoholic at the end
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Anonymous
Not onscreen, but Eddie and a nurse talk about the death of a litter of kittens
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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waterparks
The death of multiple cats comes up a few times.
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Does a pet die?
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Endy
an animal dies that is treated as a pet by one of the characters
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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wingwingwinggggg
not shown, but a character describes past assault when they were a child
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Is rape mentioned?
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Endy
while having a manic episode, someone is restrained and sedated.
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waterparks
It is not shown, but a character describes their sexual abuse to another. No details are used, but it's extremely obvious of what happened.
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Dan007
S1
 E5
someone was sexually abused by a family member for years as a child. this is only discussed, but is very emotionally heavy
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Bodily Harm
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S1
 E2
Someone opens a window and when snother character wants to close it because it is to cold, they say „I am suffocating in here“
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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S1
 E2
Not really, but at 43:45 in s1e2 a character is seen walking barefood through broken glass. They try to avoid the glass, but it might still be triggering
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Endy
a character steps off a ledge. we see them fall but we do not see them hit the ground.
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S1
A character is shown wearing a bandage over their eye and the say someone threw a rock at them. You later see the wounds around the eye. They’re quite small cuts and the eye itself is not injured
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Does a kid die?
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waterparks
There are mentions of a main character's late son occasionally.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
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S1
 E4
SPOILER FOR THE END OF EPISODE 4

Fergus dies by s*icide after being denied a job he was very much looking forward to. After fibding out they won’t hire him because of his medical history he walks up to the rooftop and jumps. People run after him to try and stop him, but fail. The landing is nit shown but it is quite dramatic and sad.
In the beginning of episode 5 his funeral is shown
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Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Anonymous
No, not the r-slur as far as I know, but a lot of other derogatory terms for mentally ill people.
Most of the time, the term „looney“ is used. But within the series, the word becomes sonething the patients call themselves in a non-degrading way. Campbells „We are looneys and we are proud“ becomes an empowering statement for them.
If you are very sensitive to that kind of language though, this show might not be for you
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
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story of a woman dying and soiling herself. not shown, only mentioned
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Does someone vomit?
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Is someone eaten?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Medical
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Anonymous
ECT is mentioned multiple times and Campbell jokes a bout it on his radio show. It is never shown though
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waterparks
A main character is briefly shown being sedated via injection.
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sofiaiscool
Almost the whole show takes place in a mental institution
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waterparks
Almost the entirety of the show takes place in a mental hospital.
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Mental Health
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Endy
it is not explicit, but a character seems to have triggers (words and phrases that make her rapidly distressed) regarding childhood rape.
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Anonymous
Most of the characters
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waterparks
EPISODE 1: A character puts out her cigarette on her arm, 35:58 - 36:08.
EPISODE 6: It is hinted at very briefly (bandages around an arm of a main character who had recently experienced something traumatic) but not shown, 36:54 - 36:57.
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Anonymous
There is no character with DID in this show
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Anonymous
S1
 E4
Yes, and they die
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Is there ABA therapy?
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Anonymous
The main characters are trying to raise money for the station and one character suggests that they could climb up on the roof and threaten to jump to get what they want. It is played as a joke though
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waterparks
A main character with OCD has a panic/anxiety attack when she spills the last of her cleaner.
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Dan007
Eddy doesn't eat often and dismisses his grandmother's concerns. It is never explicitly said he has an eating disorder, and is treated as a side affect of his alcoholism
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Endy
a character commits suicide by stepping off a ledge. we see them step off but do not see them hit the ground.
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Are there abortions?
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Anonymous
During a scene where Eddie is shown going door to door to try and get customers a woman is carrying a baby.

A character talks about their newborn being taken away by the authorities because they were to young to take care of the child
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Does the black guy die first?
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waterparks
Nothing is ever used in a homophobic context but cigarettes are briefly referred to as "f*gs".
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Does an LGBT person die?
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waterparks
It's a very common theme within the entire show. Multiple characters are referred to as "loonies" (one of the main characters uses it in reclamation often, while a few minor characters use it maliciously towards others).
Also, the way some professionals interact with patients could be seen as ableist.
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Are there n-words?
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Race
Is there blackface?
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Sex
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Anonymous
S1
 E2
Not really, but a characters pants are pulled down and they get an injection. They are seen naked from behind for a few seconds
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Is there bestiality?
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S1
 E2
No, but someone talks about their plan to lose their virginity when they are released. They never follow through with it though
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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waterparks
Not shown but described.
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Social
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wingwingwinggggg
S1
 E1
at the end of the first episode a character heavily featured throughout is shown to be homeless. the character is never shown again.
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Are there fat suits?
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Spoiler
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Endy
most of the characters get a happy ending, although one in particular has an incredibly unfortunate ending.

this is a matter of opinion.
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Vehicular
Does a plane crash?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Anonymous
S1
 E5
Not much but a character is punched in the face and their nose bleeds. There is a bit of blood on their shirt, their hands and face. It does not look to realistic though. It happens in the last 3 minutes of episode 5
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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