History BLAM / WesternAnimation

18th Oct '17 7:49:43 PM kablammin45
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''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}}'' [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment/{{Clarence}} now has its own page]].
17th Oct '17 4:58:01 PM chasemaddigan
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** [[Recap/SouthParkS5E2CrippleFight Then there was that one time that the plot was already resolved, and then out of nowhere, a giant bird busts through the school roof and eats Kenny]].

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** [[Recap/SouthParkS5E2CrippleFight [[Recap/SouthParkS15E14ThePoorKid Then there was that one time that the plot was already resolved, and then out of nowhere, a giant bird busts through the school roof and eats Kenny]].
12th Oct '17 4:05:08 AM jormis29
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* The ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "A Gruesome Twosome", a cartoon about two cats fighting to catch Tweety Bird and win the affections of a female cat, has a bow tie-wearing dog randomly show up just to steal a kiss from the girl cat.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "A Gruesome Twosome", "WesternAnimation/AGruesomeTwosome", a cartoon about two cats fighting to catch Tweety Bird and win the affections of a female cat, has a bow tie-wearing dog randomly show up just to steal a kiss from the girl cat.
25th Sep '17 5:41:23 PM nombretomado
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* The early BettyBoop cartoons were racy, surreal, and featured a lot of hot jazz music and vocals by the original king of cool, Music/CabCalloway. These musical numbers were often [=BLAMs=], though, as in "Minnie the Moocher", in which Betty is very suddenly and for no apparent reason accosted by a singing, dancing ghost walrus (a rotoscoped Calloway). Yes, a ''ghost walrus'', who then proceeds to sing the eponymous song for no reason at all. This is pretty strange even by the standards of early Betty Boop.

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* The early BettyBoop WesternAnimation/BettyBoop cartoons were racy, surreal, and featured a lot of hot jazz music and vocals by the original king of cool, Music/CabCalloway. These musical numbers were often [=BLAMs=], though, as in "Minnie the Moocher", in which Betty is very suddenly and for no apparent reason accosted by a singing, dancing ghost walrus (a rotoscoped Calloway). Yes, a ''ghost walrus'', who then proceeds to sing the eponymous song for no reason at all. This is pretty strange even by the standards of early Betty Boop.
14th Aug '17 7:14:36 PM Sniccups
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* WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty has ''far'' too many to count. Of note is the moment in the pilot episode when Morty ''coughs up a blob which takes a humanoid form, ages, and dies in a few seconds''. Rick lampshades it with a "Don't think about it, Morty!" This is by no means the only one - there are ''dozens''.
11th Aug '17 4:04:32 PM ClintEastwood
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** An in-universe example comes from "8 Simple Rules for Buying My Teenage Daughter"; a cutaway shows Meg walking onto an episode of ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'' to tell Neil Goldman that she hates him before walking out, and the show goes on like nothing happened.

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** An in-universe example comes from "8 "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS4E8EightSimpleRulesForBuyingMyTeenageDaughter 8 Simple Rules for Buying My Teenage Daughter"; Daughter]]"; a cutaway shows Meg walking onto an episode of ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'' to tell Neil Goldman that she hates him before walking out, and the show goes on like nothing happened.



** "Burns, Baby Burns". Homer and Larry have just been caught staging a kidnapping, when suddenly the whole scene turns into a party. Lampshaded when Marge asks where the music and liquor is coming from, and Homer replies, "It's a party, Marge. It doesn't have to make sense." Although this can be seen as a jab at how many of Rodney Dangerfield's (who was voicing Larry Burns) movies seem to end with a spontaneous party. Specifically, it's referencing his spontaneous party in ''Film/{{Caddyshack}}'', which even had the same Journey song "Any Way You Want It." It was something of a BLAM in that movie, too.
** The surfing ending of "The Great Money Caper" Lisa did say that the ending would be "insulting to your [the viewers'] intelligence." It's like the writers were aware that the show was getting too wacky for its own good.
** In the episode "Ned-liest Catch" Homer is chasing Ned Flanders to convince him not to break up with Edna. At one point he starts swimming in a canal trying to keep up with him but he gives up and drifts away, moments later he is randomly attacked by a giant octopus.
** In "Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk", Homer meets with the German investors who bought the power plant. One of them says they're from the Land of Chocolate and Homer has an ImagineSpot where he pictures himself in said place, eating as much as he can as fantasy music plays. When he snaps into reality, he asks the investors if they were talking about chocolate only to be told they only mentioned it ten minutes ago.

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** "Burns, "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E4BurnsBabyBurns Burns, Baby Burns".Burns]]". Homer and Larry have just been caught staging a kidnapping, when suddenly the whole scene turns into a party. Lampshaded when Marge asks where the music and liquor is coming from, and Homer replies, "It's a party, Marge. It doesn't have to make sense." Although this can be seen as a jab at how many of Rodney Dangerfield's Creator/RodneyDangerfield's (who was voicing Larry Burns) movies seem to end with a spontaneous party. Specifically, it's referencing his spontaneous party in ''Film/{{Caddyshack}}'', which even had the same Journey Music/{{Journey}} song "Any Way You Want It." It was something of a BLAM in that movie, too.
** The surfing ending of "The "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS12E7TheGreatMoneyCaper The Great Money Caper" Caper]]" Lisa did say that the ending would be "insulting to your [the viewers'] intelligence." It's like the writers were aware that the show was getting too wacky for its own good.
** In the episode "Ned-liest Catch" "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS22E22TheNedLiestCatch The Ned-Liest Catch]]" Homer is chasing Ned Flanders to convince him not to break up with Edna. At one point he starts swimming in a canal trying to keep up with him but he gives up and drifts away, moments later he is randomly attacked by a giant octopus.
** In "Burns "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E11BurnsVerkaufenDerKraftwerk Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk", Kraftwerk]]", Homer meets with the German investors who bought the power plant. One of them says they're from the Land of Chocolate and Homer has an ImagineSpot where he pictures himself in said place, eating as much as he can as fantasy music plays. When he snaps into reality, he asks the investors if they were talking about chocolate only to be told they only mentioned it ten minutes ago.



** Cartman's head exploding in the episode "Medicinal Fried Chicken". It didn't happen in a DreamSequence or an ImagineSpot, his head really did blow up. But he's not killed out of the blue -- the next time he's seen, he is relatively fine, and the head explosion is never mentioned throughout the rest of the episode. What makes this especially strange is this happened in season ''fourteen'', after the surreal elements of the show had mostly died off.
** In the episode "Eek! A Penis!", during Mrs. Garrison's chase to find his "penis" (a white experimental mouse with a human penis surgically grafted onto it), the "penis" stops fleeing at one point after glimpsing at the moon, and begins to have a duet with itself (the mouse and the penis, which can talk now) in the vein of "Somewhere Out There" from ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''. They are stopped mid-song by Mrs. Garrison, and the "penis" never sings, or talks, again.
** Then there was that one time that the plot was already resolved, and then out of nowhere, a giant bird busts through the school roof and eats Kenny.

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** Cartman's head exploding in the episode "Medicinal "[[Recap/SouthParkS14E3MedicinalFriedChicken Medicinal Fried Chicken".Chicken]]". It didn't happen in a DreamSequence or an ImagineSpot, his head really did blow up. But he's not killed out of the blue -- the next time he's seen, he is relatively fine, and the head explosion is never mentioned throughout the rest of the episode. What makes this especially strange is this happened in season ''fourteen'', after the surreal elements of the show had mostly died off.
** In the episode "Eek! "[[Recap/SouthParkS12E5EekAPenis Eek, A Penis!", Penis!]]", during Mrs. Garrison's chase to find his "penis" (a white experimental mouse with a human penis surgically grafted onto it), the "penis" stops fleeing at one point after glimpsing at the moon, and begins to have a duet with itself (the mouse and the penis, which can talk now) in the vein of "Somewhere Out There" from ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''. They are stopped mid-song by Mrs. Garrison, and the "penis" never sings, or talks, again.
** [[Recap/SouthParkS5E2CrippleFight Then there was that one time that the plot was already resolved, and then out of nowhere, a giant bird busts through the school roof and eats Kenny.Kenny]].



** Clyde's angry defense of Cartman, in a voice and tone completely alien to him, at the beginning of "Marjorine":

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** Clyde's angry defense of Cartman, in a voice and tone completely alien to him, at the beginning of "Marjorine":"[[Recap/SouthParkS9E9Marjorine Marjorine]]":



** In the the first episode 'Cartman Gets an Anal Probe' Cartman yells that he did not have a probe then all of a sudden the visitors zap him and he starts singing 'WesternAnimation/ILoveToSinga!' before being zapped back to normal, the boys are speechless. After the credits, cows are seen using a device given to them by the aliens on Officer Barbrady, who starts singing the same thing Cartman did.
** At one point in 'Tweek x Craig' a faux-Japanese song starts in the background, and then it's revealed as being sung by a stereotypical {{salaryman}} at the karaoke. All the sequences seen during the song (including a [[MediumBlending live-action one]] with two people cosplaying as Tweek and Craig) are revealed as the video clip for the song. Actually the whole episode, centered around {{Yaoi}} fanarts made by the never-before seen Asian students at SP Elementary, can count as a BLAM for people not familiar with the subject.

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** In the the first episode 'Cartman "[[Recap/SouthParkS1E1CartmanGetsAnAnalProbe Cartman Gets an Anal Probe' Probe]]" Cartman yells that he did not have a probe then all of a sudden the visitors zap him and he starts singing 'WesternAnimation/ILoveToSinga!' before being zapped back to normal, the boys are speechless. After the credits, cows are seen using a device given to them by the aliens on Officer Barbrady, who starts singing the same thing Cartman did.
** At one point in 'Tweek x Craig' "[[Recap/SouthParkS3E5TweekVsCraig Tweek vs. Craig]]" a faux-Japanese song starts in the background, and then it's revealed as being sung by a stereotypical {{salaryman}} at the karaoke. All the sequences seen during the song (including a [[MediumBlending live-action one]] with two people cosplaying as Tweek and Craig) are revealed as the video clip for the song. Actually the whole episode, centered around {{Yaoi}} fanarts made by the never-before seen Asian students at SP Elementary, can count as a BLAM for people not familiar with the subject.
1st Aug '17 12:13:05 AM DylanGray2003
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**"Courage in the Big Stinkin City" Courage goes into a red hotel to get a letter. Each floor has something random behind the door. From Sharks, Gihdora from ''Franchise/Godzilla'' and a freaky jumpscare of a violin girl with a ''Nightmare Face''.
** In the episode "Perfect", Courage goes through 5 ''Nightmare Sequences'' the first one being the most memorable and most disturbing. It is 10 seconds of a morbid blue fetus thing that whispers, "You're not Perfect" before cutting right back at courage screaming in fear as he wakes up.
28th Jun '17 5:43:28 PM KoopaKid17
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** "New Student Starfish" has Mrs. Puff's classroom watching over an egg which they name Roger. At the end of the episode, the egg hatches to reveal Roger is a [[RogerRabbitEffect live-action chick]] who then says, "Hey! What'd I miss?"
25th May '17 9:35:05 AM fruitstripegum
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21st May '17 10:53:24 PM Benthelame
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** An even more notable example occurs in the episode "Mind Games". While looking for Tamara at the Brain Trust organization hideout, Terry encounters a fat man with milk-white skin and round blacked out glasses. The man is heavily implied to be blind. No words are exchanged, but a huge wind picks up around him and he begins to float. The two fight. but exactly how that was accomplished is a mystery. It's hard to tell whether it was the ever increasing wind or whatever agonizing thing he was [[MindRape doing to Terry's mind]] that did the damage. Eventually Terry knocks him out and moves on. He never said a word during the fight or anything about it afterwards. What it had to do with the overall plot of the episode is anyone's guess.
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