History Analysis / SickEpisode

18th Jan '17 3:26:31 PM Unicorndance
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When the Sick Episode is played for laughs, it will generally have either a MalfunctionMalady or people messing up in an attempt to fill in for the sick character's responsibilities. Also, if sneezing is a symptom, expect lots of [[SneezeOfDoom sneezes of doom]]. Sometimes the sickness is just a subplot which may be about trying to FindTheCure.

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When the Sick Episode is played for laughs, it will generally have either a MalfunctionMalady or people messing up in an attempt to fill in for the sick character's responsibilities. Also, if sneezing is a symptom, expect lots of [[SneezeOfDoom sneezes of doom]]. Sometimes the sickness is just a subplot which may be about trying to FindTheCure.FindTheCure, and sometimes the sickness comes in at the end when a character who was PlayingSick actually gets sick due to LaserGuidedKarma.
11th Jan '17 5:58:12 PM Unicorndance
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Sick Episodes will likely be played differently dependent on the type of work. The most common ways of PlayingWith the Sick Episode is For Laughs, For Drama, and Straight.

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Sick Episodes will likely be played differently dependent on the type of work. The most common ways of PlayingWith the Sick Episode is For Laughs, For Drama, and Straight. The characters all getting sick, or several getting sick one by one can be in either version.



* Another character (or more than one) catches the illness, often at the end, possibly resulting in CaretakerReversal.

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* Another character (or more than one) catches the illness, often [[HereWeGoAgain at the end, end]], possibly resulting in CaretakerReversal.
11th Jan '17 5:55:54 PM Unicorndance
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When the Sick Episode is played for laughs, it will generally have either a MalfunctionMalady or people messing up in an attempt to fill in for the sick character's responsibilities. Also, if sneezing is a symptom, expect lots of SneezesOfDoom. Sometimes the sickness is just a subplot which may be about FindingTheCure.

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When the Sick Episode is played for laughs, it will generally have either a MalfunctionMalady or people messing up in an attempt to fill in for the sick character's responsibilities. Also, if sneezing is a symptom, expect lots of SneezesOfDoom. [[SneezeOfDoom sneezes of doom]]. Sometimes the sickness is just a subplot which may be about FindingTheCure.trying to FindTheCure.
8th Jan '17 10:04:00 PM Unicorndance
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[[folder: Different Types of Sick Episodes]]
Sick Episodes will likely be played differently dependent on the type of work. The most common ways of PlayingWith the Sick Episode is For Laughs, For Drama, and Straight.
!! Straight
When Sick Episode is played straight, which is common in children's entertainment and {{Sitcom}}s, it will usually be one of these types of diseases:
* Tonsillitis (see TheTonsillitisEpisode)
* A cold
* The flu
* A stomach bug.
* Appendicitis (see RupturedAppendix)
* Chicken pox
* Measles (generally in older works)
* Mumps (Ditto)
* Some kind of sci-fi or fantasy disease, although these are often also PlayedForLaughs or PlayedForDrama.
When the Sick Episode is played straight, it will often have one or some of these consequences.
* The sick character gets put into bed and told to rest.
* The sick character gets given a hot drink and/or some [[SoupIsMedicine soup]].
* The sick character gets given medicine that they hate.
* The sick character has an important job/responsibility and ChaosEnsues because either they attempt at WorkingThroughTheCold and mess up, or someone else has to fill in for them and ''they'' mess up.
* Another character (or more than one) catches the illness, often at the end, possibly resulting in CaretakerReversal.
* If it's a cold, expect them to be talking funny and wrapped in a blanket.
* A fun event is cancelled or the sick character has to miss out because they are sick.
!! Played for Laughs
When the Sick Episode is played for laughs, it will generally have either a MalfunctionMalady or people messing up in an attempt to fill in for the sick character's responsibilities. Also, if sneezing is a symptom, expect lots of SneezesOfDoom. Sometimes the sickness is just a subplot which may be about FindingTheCure.
!! Played for Drama
When the Sick Episode is played for drama, the character is usually in danger of either dying or paying a very serious price like going blind. They might have to go to hospital, and it might be some sort of sci-fi or fantasy disease. Expect a FetchQuest to FindTheCure.
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