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27th Nov '16 12:12:41 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Lawndale from ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', a spinoff of the aforementioned ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead''. Daria and her friends are the [[OnlySaneMan sole island of sanity]] in a school where athletic accomplishment is valued over academic achievement, where the popular kids are [[DumbJock too]] [[DumbBlonde stupid]] to actually be malicious, and where the entire faculty is composed of mental basket cases. Back home, their parents are either neurotic or [[InvisibleParents absentee]], and their siblings are vapid. ''Sick, Sad World'', a tabloid shockumentary show that Daria watches, even used to lend its name to a separate trope here (before it was redirected to this one).

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* Lawndale from ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', a spinoff of the aforementioned ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead''. Daria and her friends are the [[OnlySaneMan sole island of sanity]] in a school where athletic accomplishment is valued over academic achievement, where the popular kids are [[DumbJock too]] [[DumbBlonde [[BrainlessBeauty stupid]] to actually be malicious, and where the entire faculty is composed of mental basket cases. Back home, their parents are either neurotic or [[InvisibleParents absentee]], and their siblings are vapid. ''Sick, Sad World'', a tabloid shockumentary show that Daria watches, even used to lend its name to a separate trope here (before it was redirected to this one).
27th Nov '16 12:09:19 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Lawndale from ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', a spinoff of the aforementioned ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead''. Daria and her friends are the [[OnlySaneMan sole island of sanity]] in a school where athletic accomplishment is valued over academic achievement, where the popular kids are [[DumbJock too]] [[DumbBlonde stupid]] to actually be malicious, and where the entire faculty is composed of mental basket cases. Back home, their parents are either neurotic or [[InvisibleParents absentee]], and their siblings are vapid. ''Sick, Sad World'', a tabloid shockumentary show that Daria watches, even used to be a separate trope here (before it was redirected to this one).

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* Lawndale from ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', a spinoff of the aforementioned ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead''. Daria and her friends are the [[OnlySaneMan sole island of sanity]] in a school where athletic accomplishment is valued over academic achievement, where the popular kids are [[DumbJock too]] [[DumbBlonde stupid]] to actually be malicious, and where the entire faculty is composed of mental basket cases. Back home, their parents are either neurotic or [[InvisibleParents absentee]], and their siblings are vapid. ''Sick, Sad World'', a tabloid shockumentary show that Daria watches, even used to be lend its name to a separate trope here (before it was redirected to this one).
27th Nov '16 12:07:56 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Highland in ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead''. The adults are either mean-spirited and ill-tempered or peaceful yet clueless, the kids and the teenagers are stupid and/or violent, and the whole town looks like the extension of a junkyard. However, [[WesternAnimation/{{Daria}} Daria Morgendorffer]], even being cynical and a DeadpanSnarker, she is the exception.

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* Highland Highland, Texas in ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead''. The adults are either mean-spirited and ill-tempered or peaceful yet clueless, the kids and the teenagers are stupid and/or violent, and the whole town looks like the extension of a junkyard. However, The OnlySaneMan is [[WesternAnimation/{{Daria}} Daria Morgendorffer]], even being cynical and a [[TheSnarkKnight cynical]] DeadpanSnarker, she is the exception.which pretty much says it all.


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* Lawndale from ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', a spinoff of the aforementioned ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead''. Daria and her friends are the [[OnlySaneMan sole island of sanity]] in a school where athletic accomplishment is valued over academic achievement, where the popular kids are [[DumbJock too]] [[DumbBlonde stupid]] to actually be malicious, and where the entire faculty is composed of mental basket cases. Back home, their parents are either neurotic or [[InvisibleParents absentee]], and their siblings are vapid. ''Sick, Sad World'', a tabloid shockumentary show that Daria watches, even used to be a separate trope here (before it was redirected to this one).
26th Nov '16 11:00:45 AM Vir
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22nd Nov '16 6:14:54 PM Vir
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* The world of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', where humans are generally stupid, ignorant, and repulsive and the world they live in is polluted and unclean. The episode "Halloween Spectacular of Spooky Doom" featured creatures from another almost hell-like dimension crossing over under the impression that the other side is a perfect world that they can ruin, but they are so repulsed by their first impressions that they immediately retreat back into their own world. The Irkens, the other main civilisation featured, are a cheerfully xenocidal species that decide rank by the individual's ''height'' and whose main form of entertainment is the extermination of entire planets while eating nachos and curly fries. The main characters---being somewhat more intelligent than most of the others---nevertheless only seem able to cope by being delusional (Zim), apathetic (Gaz) or ridiculously persistent (Dib).

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* The world of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', where humans are generally stupid, ignorant, and repulsive and the world they live in is polluted and unclean. The episode "Halloween Spectacular of Spooky Doom" featured creatures from another almost hell-like dimension crossing over under the impression that the other side is a perfect world that they can ruin, but they are so repulsed by their first impressions that they immediately retreat back into their own world. The Irkens, the other main civilisation civilization featured, are a cheerfully xenocidal species that decide rank by the individual's ''height'' and whose main form of entertainment is the extermination of entire planets while eating nachos and curly fries. The main characters---being somewhat more intelligent than most of the others---nevertheless only seem able to cope by being delusional (Zim), apathetic (Gaz) or ridiculously persistent (Dib).
22nd Nov '16 6:14:16 PM Vir
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*** And the future he shows them is, in actuality, the fate Zim has in mind for Earth when he ''succeeds.''



* After TheMovie, Bikini Bottom from ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' may qualify. Bikini Bottom as shown, is a city full of grumpy people, manchildren, {{Jerkass}}es, [[TooStupidToLive idiots]] and even [[FantasticRacism extreme racist]]s, hating mammalian species (like squirrels) and even other aquatic inhabitants by skin color (see the episode "Sun Bleached").
** It gets worse. In "Sun Bleached", Bikini Bottomites, after getting tanned, start discriminate others by ''their shade of tan''. Something that '''can be gained by lying out in the sun.'''
*** And the future he shows them is, in actuality, the fate Zim has in mind for Earth when he ''succeeds.''

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* After TheMovie, Bikini Bottom from ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' may qualify. Bikini Bottom Bottom, as shown, is a city full of grumpy people, manchildren, {{Jerkass}}es, [[TooStupidToLive idiots]] and even [[FantasticRacism extreme racist]]s, hating mammalian species (like squirrels) and even other aquatic inhabitants by skin color (see the episode "Sun Bleached").
** It gets worse. In To elaborate on the "Sun Bleached", Bleached" note, in that episode the Bikini Bottomites, after getting tanned, start discriminate discriminating against others by ''their their shade of tan''.tan. Something that '''can be gained by lying out in the sun.'''
*** And the future he shows them is, in actuality, the fate Zim has in mind for Earth when he ''succeeds.''
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22nd Nov '16 6:12:36 PM Vir
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* After TheMovie, Bikini Bottom itself from ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', may qualify. Bikini Bottom as shown, is a city full of grumpy people, manchildren, {{Jerkass}}es, [[TooStupidToLive idiots]] and even [[FantasticRacism extreme racist]]s, hating mammalian species (like squirrels) and even other aquatic inhabitants by skin color (see the episode "Sun Bleached").

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* After TheMovie, Bikini Bottom itself from ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' may qualify. Bikini Bottom as shown, is a city full of grumpy people, manchildren, {{Jerkass}}es, [[TooStupidToLive idiots]] and even [[FantasticRacism extreme racist]]s, hating mammalian species (like squirrels) and even other aquatic inhabitants by skin color (see the episode "Sun Bleached").
22nd Nov '16 6:08:30 PM Vir
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** The original point was actually {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by [[TheChewToy Meg]] in a later season, her claiming that if anyone else saw her life with the Griffins, Peter would be in jail for a lifetime, Chris would be jobless, and Lois would be alone with no friends or family. Then we get her awesome [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech Reason You Suck Speech]] ''subverted'' by her being forced to be the family's Butt Monkey since it "keeps them together".

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** The original point was actually {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by [[TheChewToy Meg]] in a later season, her claiming that if anyone else saw her life with the Griffins, Peter would be in jail for a lifetime, Chris would be jobless, and Lois would be alone with no friends or family. Then we get her awesome [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech Reason "Reason You Suck Suck" Speech]] ''subverted'' by her being forced to be the family's Butt Monkey since it "keeps them together".
22nd Nov '16 6:07:54 PM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy's'' Quahog, Rhode Island. Everyone is a moron, a pervert, a {{Jerkass}}, a racist, abusive, greedy, violent, mentally ill, morally corrupt, or some combination of the above. [[{{Flanderization}} And it gets worse with each passing season.]] Peter was once a casual family man with a knack for making impulsive choices in his everyday life, often leading to him having to face the inevitable and deciding to set things right, has become a [[PsychopathicManchild manchild with an increasingly violent streak]] who [[KarmaHoudini consistently evades the law,]] frequently gets into unnecessary conflict with others (sometimes outright ''murdering'' them) and could possibly be the major instigator for the town's disharmony without any reprecussions. Brian was a voice of reason amongst the nonsensical nature of the other characters until he turned into a huge SmallNameBigEgo and a jerkass, (at least in later seasons). Not to mention that he's so desperate for sex that he tries to get a hand job from a woman he knew for only 45 seconds and tries to have sex with high school teenagers. Joe used to be nice, probably since he moved from another town, but he's become more of a jerk too (This may be justified since rude and mean jokes about disabilities can turn the most sane person impatient). Although Meg has a kind heart and she isn't a {{jerkass}}, she has rage issues, {{Yandere}} tendencies, and huge self-esteem problems (this was all brought on by the fact that she's the ButtMonkey, and significantly abused by her family as well as the townspeople). Also, the [[AdamWesting mayor]] is a corrupt {{Cloudcuckoolander}} who's gotten away with killing people in public, and a rapist is allowed to walk the streets and live like a normal person (presumably because he has an amusing CatchPhrase. Giggity giggity goo!). Bonnie used to be kind hearted, but she turned out to be a BitchInSheepsClothing who prioritizes her personal desires before her family [[spoiler:even abandoning her own daughter for a supposed life of excitement with Brian.]] Even Cleveland Brown and his family turned out to be [[spoiler:racist idiots who accused someone he knew for decades of a hate crime]] [[FridgeHorror That's right, take away the humorous tone of the show, and]] ''Family Guy'' becomes creepier than ''Film/{{Gummo}}''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy's'' Quahog, Rhode Island. Everyone is a moron, a pervert, a {{Jerkass}}, a racist, abusive, greedy, violent, mentally ill, morally corrupt, or some combination of the above. [[{{Flanderization}} And it gets worse with each passing season.]] Peter was once a casual family man with a knack for making impulsive choices in his everyday life, often leading to him having to face the inevitable and deciding to set things right, has become a [[PsychopathicManchild manchild with an increasingly violent streak]] who [[KarmaHoudini consistently evades the law,]] frequently gets into unnecessary conflict with others (sometimes outright ''murdering'' them) and could possibly be the major instigator for the town's disharmony without any reprecussions. Brian was a voice of reason amongst the nonsensical nature of the other characters until he turned into a huge SmallNameBigEgo and a jerkass, (at least in later seasons). Not to mention that he's so desperate for sex that he tries to get a hand job from a woman he knew for only 45 seconds and tries to have sex with high school teenagers. Joe used to be nice, probably since he moved from another town, but he's become more of a jerk too (This may be justified since rude and mean jokes about disabilities can turn the most sane person impatient). Although Meg has a kind heart and she isn't a {{jerkass}}, she has rage issues, {{Yandere}} tendencies, and huge self-esteem problems (this was all brought on by the fact that she's the ButtMonkey, and significantly abused by her family as well as the townspeople). Also, the [[AdamWesting mayor]] is a corrupt {{Cloudcuckoolander}} who's gotten away with killing people in public, and a rapist is allowed to walk the streets and live like a normal person (presumably because he has an amusing CatchPhrase. Giggity giggity goo!). Bonnie used to be kind hearted, but she turned out to be a BitchInSheepsClothing who prioritizes her personal desires before her family [[spoiler:even family, even abandoning her own daughter for a supposed life of excitement with Brian.]] Brian, and seems to be intent on murdering Joe. Even Cleveland Brown and his family turned out to be [[spoiler:racist racist idiots who accused someone he knew for decades of a hate crime]] crime. [[FridgeHorror That's right, take away the humorous tone of the show, and]] ''Family Guy'' becomes creepier than ''Film/{{Gummo}}''.
22nd Nov '16 5:55:04 PM Vir
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* The world of ''WesternAnimation/{{Zootopia}}'' to an extent is filled with racism and prejudice based on what animal you are and which animal your interacting with. There's even implications of racial profiling just because 'that fox looks suspicious' and the hero is even accused of being a racist when she's told that ''all predators look savages to you bunnies'', only for said JerkAss to follow it up with ''You think I'm going to listen to a fox?'' when she tries to reason with him through a key witness.

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' had an evil clone of Jimmy managing to create another Earth, where every single person there, parents and teachers included, was evil, the sun was never bright, and doing anything good would result in getting chewed out.
* ''WesternAnimation/ArgaiTheProphecy'': By 2075, Earth has become this.
* The world at the beginning of ''WesternAnimation/{{Zootopia}}'' to an extent is filled ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. The world has been enduring war for a century, with racism the person given the duty to stop the war having been missing for the same amount of time (and when he comes back to the world, is a 12 year old boy). What isn't colonized by the Fire Nation has been severely depleted of their population and prejudice based on what animal you are benders (with the Avatar being [[TitleDrop the last of the Airbenders after the Fire Nation killed them all]]) or a [[spoiler:[[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans brainwashed utopia]]]], a 15 year old male with no bending capability is placed in the role of being the sole guardian of the Southern Water Tribe, and we see multiple lives and families ruined by the war, on both sides. Thankfully, [[EarnYourHappyEnding the story chronicles Aang's journey to restore balance to the world.]] [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra At least for the moment]].
** The world in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' is less crapsacky, as peace has been restored, but Republic City is pretty much the worst of the early 20th century's China, with poverty being rampant. The benders abused their power, and that caused the Equalist Revolution,
which animal your interacting with. is pretty much a '''terrorist''' movement lead by a highly manipulative KnightTemplar and that manages to conquer Republic City. Afterwards, Amon is defeated and the Equalist movement is seemingly losing power, but the next season features [[EldritchAbomination evil spirits]] running rampant.
** The episode "Beginnings" reveals what the world was before the Avatar and the [[SupernaturalMartialArts Bending Arts]] existed. [[CosmicHorrorStory The spirits invaded the material world and killed most of the human race]] on the grounds of "disrespecting nature" ([[FridgeHorror which seemingly included]] [[FelonyMisdemeanor capturing and eating wild animals out of]] [[DisproportionateRetribution SELF-PRESERVATION]]). To survive, humanity was forced to live in the shells of giant, magical turtles that also gave a few of them ElementalPowers (the precursor of the Bending Arts) to ward off the spirits and gather food. But even then, life was hard since the turtles could only carry so many people, social inequality was high, and only a few people were given the elemental power of fire to gather food. If it had not been for [[GuileHero Wan]], the world would have continued this way.
** It turns out things have ''already'' been much worse prior to Book 1. Every country in the world (except for the Fire Nation) has an evil head of state. At the end of each book though, that changes. By the end of Book 3 however, [[spoiler:things only got worse after the evil Earth Queen is dead. Even with the evil rulers defeated and replaced with better ones, the new world leaders are now in danger of a global anarchist organization.]]
* The Gotham City of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' is almost as bad as its comic counterpart. In most other action shows of its time, there were space monsters and futuristic skyscrapers. Gotham was the only kids' show setting you had to walk the streets of while worrying about getting mugged and/or shot.
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' is similar, only more {{Cyberpunk}}.
*** In the promotional commercials in the days leading up to ''Batman Beyond'''s premiere, the narrator described Gotham as "a city without a hero. Its people, no hope. Its youth, no future." With a setting like that, this show can just as easily be called ''AdultFear: The Animated Series''.
* The French cartoon ''The Bear's Island'' (French: ''L'Île Aux Ours''): takes place in a very unfriendly and inhospitable world that is pretty much at the mercy of the [[BigBadDuumvirate Four Elements]], four capricious and petty deities whose whims and attempts to seize more power cause catastrophic damage. Apart from the serene Rabbit's island no place is safe and travelling is always dangerous not only because of those cataclysms but also because of pirates. In the country that we see slavery is legal and that's what pirates do with survivors, sell them to the slave market. There is also at least one psychopathic scientist who conducts painful experiments on the unlucky animals that are abroad.
* Highland in ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead''. The adults are either mean-spirited and ill-tempered or peaceful yet clueless, the kids and the teenagers are stupid and/or violent, and the whole town looks like the extension of a junkyard. However, [[WesternAnimation/{{Daria}} Daria Morgendorffer]], even being cynical and a DeadpanSnarker, she is the exception.
* ''Franchise/{{Ben 10}}'' would count, as despite its cartoony portrayal, it's not a nice place to live in. Basically, Earth is constantly visited by hundreds of aliens, who are only interested in exploiting the planet for its resources or schemes, or destroy it as part of their evil plan, or that they can. There ''are'' {{Space Cop}}s to deal with that sort of thing, but [[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet Earth is considered a backwater planet]], so many of them are outright reluctant to waste resources in order to defend it (though this seems to improve over the course of the franchise). You also have [[EldritchAbomination Lovecraftian cosmic horrors from another dimension]], crazy CapeBusters who dress and behave like literal {{Knight Templar}}s, and an entire Empire of frog-like {{Blood Knight}}s who don't follow the previously mentioned Space Cops' rules and are a huge example of AliensAreBastards. Oh, and {{Death Ray}}s capable of destroying planets are available even to ''comedic'' villains.
** And that's just what drops in from space.
There's even implications of racial profiling just because 'that fox looks suspicious' plenty more monsters, mutants, and the hero is even accused of being a racist when she's told that ''all predators look savages mad scientists native to you bunnies'', only for said JerkAss to follow it up with ''You think I'm going to listen to a fox?'' when she tries to reason with him through a key witness.planet Earth.



* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' is the archetypal comedic CrapsackWorld: it's full of racism, violence, [[{{Jerkass}} jerks]], idiots, murder, and such.
** With the deadliest diseases in the world. As any long-time fan of ''South Park'' knows, in the eponymous town, the more common diseases like the cold and flu don't exist. When a character gets sick, it's '''''always''''', and we ''do'' mean '''''always''''' with one of those terminal life-threatening diseases that land you in the hospital. Without NegativeContinuity, the place would be heading into "Life After People" territory.
*** A minor case of FridgeBrilliance? In the early seasons, going to Hell's Pass Hospital for a non-life threatening condition, e.g. for a [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} tonsillectomy or a hernia operation]] would indeed have killed you.
*** [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Except for SARS. Untreated, you only have a 98% chance of surviving]].
** Even worse is how only Mormons go to Heaven and that no matter what anyone does in their life, they'll go to Hell for not being Mormon. Gandhi is in the same place as ''Hitler'', for crying out loud.
*** [[AHellOfATime But all the condos are great and there is a luau every Saturday]], and Heaven is portrayed as so boring that only Mormons would enjoy it anyway.
** Two words: [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist Eric Cartman]]. Any world with him in it ''has'' to suck.
*** Any place that has [[KnightTemplarParent Kyle's mom]] isn't likely to be a fun place either. Who [[DisproportionateRetribution declares war with Canada over a]] ''[[DisproportionateRetribution stinkin]]' [[ShowWithinAShow movie]]?''
*** She has gotten better over time. It's the rest of the parents who lack common sense that can make living in South Park hell.
* The fictional town of ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow''. It is a city full of [[AxCrazy Ax Crazies]], [[TheSociopath sociopaths]], perverts, [[{{Jerkass}} jerks]], greedy maniacs and NauseaFuel, not to mention the two main characters of the show: Ren is a clear mentally unstable guy, and Stimpy is a ManChild who-though in spite of sometimes acting like an idiot-is clearly more normal than his friend.
** And '''George Liquor'''. He's an animal abuser (though not intentionally), [[{{Jerkass}} jerkass]], ComedicSociopath and AxCrazy, capable of the most extreme things to be the best one.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' is ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''. From congress passing laws to hurt kids even though they break the archetypal comedic CrapsackWorld: constitution, to constant battles, to the fact a huge-ass ship manned by Candy Pirates can plow through your city at any moment, it's surprising that no one in the universe is suicidal.
** Though adults and kids outside of the conspiracy seem to be completely unaware that anything abnormal goes on at all, though that changes from time to time.
* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' is
full of racism, violence, [[{{Jerkass}} jerks]], idiots, murder, [[TooDumbToLive idiots]], [[AxCrazy psychopaths]], and such.
** With the deadliest diseases
horror in general.
* The universe of ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' is a huge trailer park and everyone acts like white trash.
* ''[[Literature/TheDivineComedy Dante's Inferno]]: An Animated Epic:'' Imagine an afterlife where very few people actually ascend to heaven, but most suffer
in the world. As any long-time fan nine circles of ''South Park'' knows, in the eponymous town, the more common diseases like the cold and flu don't exist. When a character gets sick, it's '''''always''''', and we ''do'' mean '''''always''''' with one of those terminal life-threatening diseases that land you in the hospital. Without NegativeContinuity, the place would be heading into "Life After People" territory.
*** A minor case of FridgeBrilliance? In the early seasons, going to Hell's Pass Hospital for a non-life threatening condition, e.g. for a [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} tonsillectomy or a hernia operation]] would indeed have killed you.
*** [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Except for SARS. Untreated, you only have a 98% chance of surviving]].
** Even worse is how only Mormons go to Heaven and that no matter what anyone does in their life, they'll go to
Hell for the sins they committed in life. In Hell, where mankind's sins have caused Lucifer to grow in power, not being Mormon. Gandhi is worshipping the Christian faith not only sends you to limbo for all eternity despite the good deeds you have done in life, even unbaptized babies must reside in the same place as ''Hitler'', for crying out loud.
*** [[AHellOfATime But all
first circle through a fault not entirely their own (this was where Dante's stillborn malformed child was held). Then there's Dante's mother, who upon committing suicide, was sent to the condos are great and Wood of Suicide by Minos where she is turned into a fleshly tree growing in eternal pain. And there is a luau every Saturday]], and Heaven is portrayed as so boring that only Mormons would enjoy it anyway.
** Two words: [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist Eric Cartman]]. Any world with him in it ''has'' to suck.
*** Any place that has [[KnightTemplarParent Kyle's mom]] isn't likely to be a fun place either. Who [[DisproportionateRetribution declares war with Canada over a]] ''[[DisproportionateRetribution stinkin]]' [[ShowWithinAShow movie]]?''
*** She has gotten better over time. It's
are the rest of the parents who lack common sense that can make living in South Park hell.
*
nine hells, like Gluttony, a wet fleshy realm where Cerberus (who looks nothing like a three-headed dog) swallows the gluttonous and condemns to a fate of everlasting hunger. This all isn't surprising since the animated short is based on the video game which itself is based on Dante's ''Literature/TheDivineComedy''. Lucifer sums it up to Beatrice perfectly:
-->'''Beatrice:''' "It is not our fault. None of it. Man is good." \\
'''Lucifer:''' "No... you don't understand.
The fictional town Earth is another form of ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow''. It Hell. And men are its demons."
* In the other ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0479008/ Dante's Inferno]]'', Hell
is a city full of [[AxCrazy Ax Crazies]], [[TheSociopath sociopaths]], perverts, [[{{Jerkass}} jerks]], greedy maniacs and NauseaFuel, not to mention the two main characters huge urban landscape in total disarray. The punishments of the show: Ren damned are more or less the same as the original, but the images (and the actual damned themselves) are updated so viewers will recognize them. Creator/MarilynMonroe is among the suicides turned into trees, Limbo is a clear mentally unstable guy, slum where Virgil and Stimpy is a ManChild who-though company are essentially bums, and identity thieves take on the appearance of whoever passes by. In this case, it's [[BlackComedy played for laughs]].
* ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' starts
in spite of sometimes acting like an idiot-is clearly more a CrapsaccharineWorld before quickly delving into this. It's initially crapsaccharine because despite being a normal than his friend.
** And '''George Liquor'''. He's an animal abuser (though not intentionally), [[{{Jerkass}} jerkass]], ComedicSociopath
world, the protagonist is a [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal petty, paranoid psychopath]] who takes out revenge on people for the smallest of felonies. It becomes this trope when you realize, Dan ended up the way he is ''because'' of this world. Every job is SeriousBusiness: dentists hurt patients to ensure they keep coming back and AxCrazy, capable of the most extreme things a demon from Hell runs your office. If you don't have enough insurance, hospitals hire an actor pretending to be a doctor. Cyborgs run your local gym and they're going to replace you. New Mexico sacrifices someone every year for a hot air balloon. The main population, including police forces, have the best one.intelligence of a fly. This was planned by other countries hoping to dumb down America until they aren't a threat. People hoping to steal your identity or eat you alive are everywhere. The government can't deal with minor issues like that because they're busy ensuring peace between nations and hiding dinosaurs from the public. The only person who does anything is Dan. He only cares if it affects him, and he's blown up countries because he's had a bad day. ''Crap.''



* The whole point of ''WesternAnimation/StressedEric''.

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* The whole point Like the newspaper comic strip where it originated, the animated version of ''WesternAnimation/StressedEric''.''WesternAnimation/{{Dilbert}}'' is also an incredibly crapsack world. ''Everyone'' (except Dilbert, and to a lesser extent Dogbert) is either stupid, greedy, or deceptive. Dogbert, while he is greedy, is more TheBarnum, and delights in taking advantage of the complete idiocy of humanity. Dilbert is (quite possibly) the OnlySaneMan, and tries to be a nice guy, attempting to come up with solutions to problems that he had nothing to do with ([[GotVolunteered but is forced into lending a hand anyway]]), or don't even exist in the first place (such as "Cubicle Syndrome"). If said solution works, then all credit will either go to his PointyHairedBoss, the guys in Marketing, or the problem will simply go away on its own, making Dilbert's solution moot. NiceGuysFinishLast? Pfft, in ''Dilbert'', they probably won't cross the finish line.



* Clamburg in ''WesternAnimation/MakingFiends''. It's been overrun by a kid in grade school with the power to make fiends, almost all the shops are closed down, and the inhabitants can't find any joy whatsoever. At one point, it was deemed unlivable, and the residents were forced to leave.
* After TheMovie, Bikini Bottom itself from ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', may qualify. Bikini Bottom as shown, is a city full of grumpy people, manchildren, {{Jerkass}}es, [[TooStupidToLive idiots]] and even [[FantasticRacism extreme racist]]s, hating mammalian species (like squirrels) and even other aquatic inhabitants by skin color (see the episode "Sun Bleached").
** It gets worse. In ''Sun Bleached'', Bikini Bottomites, after getting tanned, start discriminate others by ''their shade of tan''. Something that '''can be gained by lying out in the sun.'''

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* Clamburg in ''WesternAnimation/MakingFiends''. It's been overrun by a kid in grade school ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' was one of Cartoon Network's few examples that was PlayedForLaughs. Let's review, shall we?
** The Eds are con arists
with the power no money to make fiends, almost all the shops get [[TrademarkFavoriteFood jawbreakers]] and thus resort to [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption unsuccessfully]] [[ThrowTheDogABone (usually)]] scamming children out of their money to buy some. Because of this, they are closed down, ostrazised and the inhabitants bullied, even if A.) they haven't done anything or B.) only one of them (usually Eddy) has done somthing.
*** Ed is only going along with what Eddy because he's either LethallyStupid, a CloudCuckooLander who
can't find any joy whatsoever. At one point, it was deemed unlivable, tell right from wrong, or ObfuscatingStupidity at the cost of other people's pain and tons of property damage. If that's not enough, he is constantly physically harrassed by his ''little'' sister for the pettiest of reasons, if any. His mother does nothing to stop her, and instead punishes/neglects Ed while his father doesn't seem to care either way.
*** Edd is an ExtremeDoormat FragileFlower who tries to steer Eddy on the right path, [[NoRespectGuy with no luck.]] Despite being the nicest of the Eds, he's still treated the same way by all of the other Kids. Beyond that, his parents are almost never home, communicating to him through sticky notes.
*** Eddy is TheLeader and {{Schemer}} of the three, without whom Ed and Edd might've possibly been accepted with the Kids. It's hard to say which Eddy loves more: [[SmallNameBigEgo himself,]] [[{{Greed}} money,]] or [[AllMenArePerverts his huge stack of porn he got from his brother.]] His scams always get himself and his two friends in trouble, [[NeverMyFault and he never admits it.]] Other than that, he's the biggest {{Jerkass}} on the show. The only reasons Ed and Edd haven't bailed on him yet is because the former is too stupid to realize what he's doing is wrong
and the residents were latte is too much of a doormat to leave him [[BreakTheCutie until the]] TheMovie, which also [[spoiler: gave Eddy a brutal FreudianExcuse.]]
** You would think the Kids the Eds scam are innocent, right? Wrong. The payback they give to the Eds is either [[DisproportionateRetribution going too far,]] [[MisplacedRetribution given to an Ed(s) that hasn't done anything,]] or [[KickTheDog completely unprovoked.]]
*** Sarah is an EnfanteTerrible who dishes out [[CurbStompBattle Curb-Stomp Battles]] to her brother (sometimes Eddy and Jonny) for ''just existing.''
*** Jimmy may seem like an even worse FragileFlower than Edd, but he's really a BitchInSheepsClothing who gave the biggest case of DisproportionateRetribution to the Eds on the show.
*** Rolf is the nicest kid to the Eds on the show. But if they (or anyone, really) [[BerserkButton messes with his heritage or Urban Ranger pride,]] they find out Rolf is a force to be reckoned with, from smacking Eddy senseless with a fish because Eddy accidentally offended him to smashing Edd into a pancake with a giant mallet for dressing up his pig in a tuxedo after Edd's parents (actually Ed and Eddy) told him to. ''Rolf even admits he admires Edd's obediance to his parents while hitting him.''
*** Jonny 2X4 is just an innocent CloudCuckooLander. But his NotSoImaginaryFriend [[ADogNamedDog Plank]] has convinced him to do terrible things to the Eds.
*** Nazz tries to bring order to the Kids like Edd does with the Eds, but even she gives the Eds as much grief as the others.
*** Kevin is the worst. A textbook example of a JerkJock who messes with the Eds more than the other Kids, usually with little to no reason. But it doesn't stop there. He's also a complete {{Jerkass}} to Jimmy and Jonny because he finds them pathetic.
** The Kankers are worse than the Eds and Kids combined. They attack everyone else on the show, expecially the Eds, who they dish out DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale almost every episode they appear in.
** TheMovie makes the CrapsackWorld [[UpToEleven worse,]] then turns it into a CrapsaccharineWorld. ItMakesSenseInContext.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy's'' Quahog, Rhode Island. Everyone is a moron, a pervert, a {{Jerkass}}, a racist, abusive, greedy, violent, mentally ill, morally corrupt, or some combination of the above. [[{{Flanderization}} And it gets worse with each passing season.]] Peter was once a casual family man with a knack for making impulsive choices in his everyday life, often leading to him having to face the inevitable and deciding to set things right, has become a [[PsychopathicManchild manchild with an increasingly violent streak]] who [[KarmaHoudini consistently evades the law,]] frequently gets into unnecessary conflict with others (sometimes outright ''murdering'' them) and could possibly be the major instigator for the town's disharmony without any reprecussions. Brian was a voice of reason amongst the nonsensical nature of the other characters until he turned into a huge SmallNameBigEgo and a jerkass, (at least in later seasons). Not to mention that he's so desperate for sex that he tries to get a hand job from a woman he knew for only 45 seconds and tries to have sex with high school teenagers. Joe used to be nice, probably since he moved from another town, but he's become more of a jerk too (This may be justified since rude and mean jokes about disabilities can turn the most sane person impatient). Although Meg has a kind heart and she isn't a {{jerkass}}, she has rage issues, {{Yandere}} tendencies, and huge self-esteem problems (this was all brought on by the fact that she's the ButtMonkey, and significantly abused by her family as well as the townspeople). Also, the [[AdamWesting mayor]] is a corrupt {{Cloudcuckoolander}} who's gotten away with killing people in public, and a rapist is allowed to walk the streets and live like a normal person (presumably because he has an amusing CatchPhrase. Giggity giggity goo!). Bonnie used to be kind hearted, but she turned out to be a BitchInSheepsClothing who prioritizes her personal desires before her family [[spoiler:even abandoning her own daughter for a supposed life of excitement with Brian.]] Even Cleveland Brown and his family turned out to be [[spoiler:racist idiots who accused someone he knew for decades of a hate crime]] [[FridgeHorror That's right, take away the humorous tone of the show, and]] ''Family Guy'' becomes creepier than ''Film/{{Gummo}}''.
** The original point was actually {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by [[TheChewToy Meg]] in a later season, her claiming that if anyone else saw her life with the Griffins, Peter would be in jail for a lifetime, Chris would be jobless, and Lois would be alone with no friends or family. Then we get her awesome [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech Reason You Suck Speech]] ''subverted'' by her being
forced to leave.
be the family's Butt Monkey since it "keeps them together".
** Is Stewie an exception? Sure he used to be evil, but he [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold got nicer]] each season.
*** Yes, but now he spends almost every episode [[BreakTheHaughty criticizing Brian's already small self-esteem.]] ''[[FridgeHorror And it's implied Stewie]] [[{{Yandere}} has a huge crush on Brian!]]''
* After TheMovie, Bikini Bottom itself The world of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has many attractions to it, but at base it's a stereotypical American trailer park expanded to world size: nearly everyone is annoyed, annoying, credulous, stupid, bigoted, and rude; vital human organs are removed from ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', may qualify. Bikini Bottom as shown, unwilling donators on the city streets, atleast moderately-intelligent animals, including humans, dolphins, and whales are killed for food or fuel; it is implied that there will be no qualms about synthesizing a needed oil in the cells of gene-spliced third-world orphans who would then presumably be violently harvested. The Earth's most looked-up-to figure is a city full megalomaniacal, genocidal (of both aliens and his own troops), jerk [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking who's lousy in bed]]. And UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, or at least his head, rules the whole lot, his tyranny (as before) limited only by his incompetence and self-hatred. Even SantaClaus is a postal invincible psycho who has turned Xmas into a night of grumpy people, manchildren, {{Jerkass}}es, [[TooStupidToLive idiots]] terror and despair, where the populace huddle in military-grade bunkers and hope to survive his brutal rampage. ''Now'' do you want your flying car?
** This is somewhat unintentional, as WordOfGod states that the world of ''Futurama'' was meant to be now, except with 1,000 years of more technology. [[FridgeHorror Does that mean our life]] [[CrapsaccharineWorld is crapsack too?!]]
** New New York is pretty well off, though, when compared to the hellhole of 31st century Los Angeles. The latter would not look out of place in a ''Film/MadMax'' film, and they don't even seem to have the luxury of flying cars.
* In ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'', after the Nanite Event, the world got a lot nastier. Everyone is infected with {{nanomachines}} that can go rogue and cause horrible mutations at any given moment. Imagine you're sitting on the bus, and out of nowhere, the guy sitting next to you screams in pain and turns into a rampaging monster that'd give H. R. Giger nightmares. Bad day to be you. Quite possibly an even worse day to be the guy who was sitting next to you. This happens around the world ''every day'', and only one person in the entire world ''might'' be able to turn the monster back into a normal person. And if he can't turn you back, you're either killed outright, or else "contained" indefinitely, by Providence, the morally-gray (at best) international consortium that more or less runs the post-Event world.
* In the ''Music/{{Gorillaz}}'' universe, Murdoc Niccals was permitted, nay, ''required'' as part of his community service sentence, to look after a coma patient. A coma patient whose condition was Murdoc's fault in the first place! Plus three single men - one a well-known criminal and all-round sleazebag, one a ditzy prescription drug addict, and one a possession victim who may not at that time have had UK citizenship - who were, at the time, living in a building haunted by demons and zombies, [[SocialServicesDoesNotExist apparently ran into no legal obstacles whatever]] when they decided to raise a ten-year-old non-English-speaking girl they found in a [=FedEx=] crate. Okay, so Noodle actually worked out fine (at least until El Manana), but ...
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'''s Oregon. The town is a ground zero for all sorts of weird and dangerous anomalies. There are many cryptids, monsters
and even [[FantasticRacism extreme racist]]s, hating mammalian species (like squirrels) and even other aquatic inhabitants by skin color (see the episode "Sun Bleached").
** It gets worse. In ''Sun Bleached'', Bikini Bottomites, after getting tanned, start discriminate others by ''their shade of tan''. Something that '''can be gained by lying out
{{Eldritch Abomination}}s lurking about in the sun.'''shadows, and the people are either ignorant about it, or are kept in the dark of their existence.



*** And the future he shows them is, in actuality, the fate Zim has in mind for Earth when he ''succeeds.''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' features this pretty heavily. All of the primary characters are neatly defined by their failures, and the same goes for most secondaries. There will be no AffectionateParody; cameos are more along the lines of a drug-crazed Johnny Quest, a world-dominating Creator/WaltDisney {{expy}}, or the Fantastic Four where Mr. Fantastic ''isn't'' the useless one. The ONLY good character besides the [[TooDumbToLive Venture Brothers]] themselves in the whole show is a necromancer who doesn't care a whit about messing with the powers of beyond and black magicks.
** However, Dr. Girlfriend and The Monarch have proven themselves to be a genuinely loving couple, and as shown throughout the third season, plenty of the other characters have shown to have some unselfish positives about themselves, too.

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*** And the future he shows them is, in actuality, the fate Zim has in mind for Earth when he ''succeeds.''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' features this pretty heavily. All of the primary characters are neatly defined by their failures, and the same goes for most secondaries. There will be no AffectionateParody; cameos are more along the lines of a drug-crazed Johnny Quest, a world-dominating Creator/WaltDisney {{expy}}, or the Fantastic Four where Mr. Fantastic ''isn't'' the useless one. The ONLY good character besides the [[TooDumbToLive Venture Brothers]] themselves [[MeaningfulName appropriately named]] Miseryville in the whole show is a necromancer who doesn't care a whit about messing with the powers of beyond and black magicks.
** However, Dr. Girlfriend and The Monarch have proven themselves
''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''. For starters, it's heavily implied to be {{Hell}}. The town is ruled by [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Lucius Heinous VII]], who runs a genuinely loving couple, and as shown throughout company dedicated to making people miserable.
* The animated series of ''WesternAnimation/{{Jumanji}}'', more so than
the third season, plenty film, depicts the game world as a brutal place to live, in which Alan can barely survive. Unlike many of the other characters have examples on this page, Jumanji is not a dystopian and human Crapsack World, but a [[EverythingTryingToKillYou monster-filled]], terror-filled jungle. It's DarkestAfrica on steroids.
* Canada, according to ''WesternAnimation/KevinSpencer''. Kevin himself becomes somewhat OutOfFocus and the storylines start being more about his drunken welfare-chiseling father, obese slut of a mother, and other minor townsfolk right about season three or so. The system has failed royally, the police, news media, and teachers don't give a shit, and the town itself is a converted landfill. Just look at season four and that happy, whistling tune playing over scenes of [[FunnyBackgroundEvent chaos]] as Kevin strolls through town, and one begins to wonder, psychological issues aside, if Kevin isn't actually the '''normal''' one here.
* Clamburg in ''WesternAnimation/MakingFiends''. It's been overrun by a kid in grade school with the power to make fiends, almost all the shops are closed down, and the inhabitants can't find any joy whatsoever. At one point, it was deemed unlivable, and the residents were forced to leave.
* The world of ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'' is a grim, dystopian place plagued by violence, diseases, and jerks.
** To be fair, that's a fairly realistic depiction of 17th century piracy and ADVENTURE! only in a blend of modern time.
* ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' has the alternate dimension, as
shown in "Rearview Mirror, Mirror".
* ''WesternAnimation/MonkeyDust'' seems
to have some unselfish positives about themselves, too.fit this perfectly.



* ''WesternAnimation/MonkeyDust'' seems to fit this perfectly.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MonkeyDust'' In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Magic Duel," the city of Ponyville turned into this when the Amulet-corrupted Trixie started taking control.
** Equestria under control [[TheNightThatNeverEnds of]] [[WorldOfChaos any]] [[SugarApocalypse of]] [[{{Mordor}} the]] previous main villains was this as well - arguably.
* The world in the 1960s USA/Czechoslovakian series ''Nudnik'' seemed to exist solely to torment the titular character.
* Hill Valley in ''WesternAnimation/TheOblongs'', where the wealthy residents of the Hills [[KarmaHoudini never receive any comeuppance for their treatment of the Valley people]].
* The world of ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'', according to ''Website/{{Cracked}}'''s FridgeLogic. Evidently, there, WorldWarII lasted for ''thirty-nine years'', with both sides having spinach-fueled super-strength. Doubles as FridgeHorror if you remember UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan and UsefulNotes/NaziGermany...
* The City of Townsville in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' is threatened by giant monsters, super villains, bank robbers, natural disasters, and aliens on what
seems to fit be a daily basis. On top of that, the city is [[StatusQuoIsGod always restored to it's normal state before the events of the episode]] with no explanation as to how the damage was repaired so quickly and how the economy hasn't collapsed from this perfectly.happening constantly.
** More explicit Crapsack Worlds were portrayed in a BadFuture where Him took over, and the Townsville portrayed in TheMovie before the Powerpuff Girls were created. Even the narrator has the tone of "abandon hope all ye who enter."
** There's also The Town of Citiesville from one episode whereas RealityEnsues, criminals run amok unstopped and everyone else there is a complete {{Jerkass}} to everyone, and especially the Girls and the Professors, being considered freaks and the Girls' heroism aren't welcome there.
* In season 3 of ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'', the formerly-bustling city of Mainframe has been turned into a pretty nasty Crapsack World. It gets better, but by the {{cliffhanger}} ending of the fourth season, it looks like it might be on its way back to Crapsackdom.
* The fictional town of ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow''. It is a city full of [[AxCrazy Ax Crazies]], [[TheSociopath sociopaths]], perverts, [[{{Jerkass}} jerks]], greedy maniacs and NauseaFuel, not to mention the two main characters of the show: Ren is a clear mentally unstable guy, and Stimpy is a ManChild who-though in spite of sometimes acting like an idiot-is clearly more normal than his friend.
** And '''George Liquor'''. He's an animal abuser (though not intentionally), {{Jerkass}}, ComedicSociopath and AxCrazy, capable of the most extreme things to be the best one.
* The world of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''. Aku rules everything, and the only weapon that can stop him for sure is Jack's sword. If you're not a slave, chances are you're being terrorized by some two-bit thug. Half the world is stuck in a MedievalStasis, people are enslaved, fragile ecosystems destroyed for senseless industrialization, and the major hubs are Cyberpunk megacities that double as {{Wretched Hive}}s to put Mos Eisley to shame. Oh, and Aku's finally gotten bored of Earth, so he's branching out to other worlds.



* Springfield ain't got nothin' on ''FamilyGuy's'' Quahog, Rhode Island. Everyone is a moron, a pervert, a {{Jerkass}}, a racist, abusive, greedy, violent, mentally ill, morally corrupt, or some combination of the above. [[{{Flanderization}} And it gets worse with each passing season.]] Peter was once a casual family man with a knack for making impulsive choices in his everyday life, often leading to him having to face the inevitable and deciding to set things right, has become a [[PsychopathicManchild manchild with an increasingly violent streak]] who [[KarmaHoudini consistently evades the law,]] frequently gets into unnecessary conflict with others (sometimes outright ''murdering'' them) and could possibly be the major instigator for the town's disharmony without any reprecussions. Brian was a voice of reason amongst the nonsensical nature of the other characters until he turned into a huge SmallNameBigEgo and a jerkass, (at least in later seasons). Not to mention that he's so desperate for sex that he tries to get a hand job from a woman he knew for only 45 seconds and tries to have sex with high school teenagers. Joe used to be nice, probably since he moved from another town, but he's become more of a jerk too (This may be justified since rude and mean jokes about disabilities can turn the most sane person impatient). Although Meg has a kind heart and she isn't a {{jerkass}}, she has rage issues, {{Yandere}} tendencies, and huge self-esteem problems (this was all brought on by the fact that she's the ButtMonkey, and significantly abused by her family as well as the townspeople). Also, the [[AdamWesting mayor]] is a corrupt {{Cloudcuckoolander}} who's gotten away with killing people in public, and a rapist is allowed to walk the streets and live like a normal person (presumably because he has an amusing CatchPhrase. Giggity giggity goo!). Bonnie used to be kind hearted, but she turned out to be a BitchInSheepsClothing who prioritizes her personal desires before her family [[spoiler:even abandoning her own daughter for a supposed life of excitement with Brian.]] Even Cleveland Brown and his family turned out to be [[spoiler:racist idiots who accused someone he knew for decades of a hate crime]] [[FridgeHorror That's right, take away the humorous tone of the show, and]] ''Family Guy'' becomes creepier than ''Film/{{Gummo}}''.
** The original point was actually {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by [[TheChewToy Meg]] in a later season, her claiming that if anyone else saw her life with the Griffins, Peter would be in jail for a lifetime, Chris would be jobless, and Lois would be alone with no friends or family. Then we get her awesome [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech Reason You Suck Speech]] ''subverted'' by her being forced to be the family's Butt Monkey since it "keeps them together".
** Is Stewie an exception? Sure he used to be evil, but he [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold got nicer]] each season.
*** Yes, but now he spends almost every episode [[BreakTheHaughty criticizing Brian's already small self-esteem.]] ''[[FridgeHorror And it's implied Stewie]] [[{{Yandere}} has a huge crush on Brian!]]''

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* Springfield ain't got nothin' on ''FamilyGuy's'' Quahog, Rhode Island. Everyone ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' is a moron, a pervert, a {{Jerkass}}, a racist, abusive, greedy, violent, mentally ill, morally corrupt, or some combination of the above. [[{{Flanderization}} And it archetypal comedic CrapsackWorld: it's full of racism, violence, [[{{Jerkass}} jerks]], idiots, murder, and such.
** With the deadliest diseases in the world. As any long-time fan of ''South Park'' knows, in the eponymous town, the more common diseases like the cold and flu don't exist. When a character
gets sick, it's '''''always''''', and we ''do'' mean '''''always''''' with one of those terminal life-threatening diseases that land you in the hospital. Without NegativeContinuity, the place would be heading into "Life After People" territory.
*** A minor case of FridgeBrilliance? In the early seasons, going to Hell's Pass Hospital for a non-life threatening condition, e.g. for a [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} tonsillectomy or a hernia operation]] would indeed have killed you.
*** [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Except for SARS. Untreated, you only have a 98% chance of surviving]].
** Even
worse with each passing season.]] Peter was once a casual family man with a knack for making impulsive choices is how only Mormons go to Heaven and that no matter what anyone does in his everyday their life, often leading they'll go to him having to face Hell for not being Mormon. Gandhi is in the inevitable same place as ''Hitler'', for crying out loud.
*** [[AHellOfATime But all the condos are great
and deciding to set things right, has become there is a [[PsychopathicManchild manchild luau every Saturday]], and Heaven is portrayed as so boring that only Mormons would enjoy it anyway.
** Two words: [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist Eric Cartman]]. Any world
with an increasingly violent streak]] who [[KarmaHoudini consistently evades the law,]] frequently gets into unnecessary conflict with others (sometimes outright ''murdering'' them) and could possibly be the major instigator for the town's disharmony without any reprecussions. Brian was a voice of reason amongst the nonsensical nature of the other characters until he turned into a huge SmallNameBigEgo and a jerkass, (at least him in later seasons). Not it ''has'' to mention suck.
*** Any place
that he's so desperate for sex that he tries to get a hand job from a woman he knew for only 45 seconds and tries to have sex with high school teenagers. Joe used to be nice, probably since he moved from another town, but he's become more of a jerk too (This may be justified since rude and mean jokes about disabilities can turn the most sane person impatient). Although Meg has a kind heart and she [[KnightTemplarParent Kyle's mom]] isn't likely to be a {{jerkass}}, she fun place either. Who [[DisproportionateRetribution declares war with Canada over a]] ''[[DisproportionateRetribution stinkin]]' [[ShowWithinAShow movie]]?''
*** She
has rage issues, {{Yandere}} tendencies, and huge self-esteem problems (this was all brought on by the fact that she's the ButtMonkey, and significantly abused by her family as well as the townspeople). Also, the [[AdamWesting mayor]] is a corrupt {{Cloudcuckoolander}} who's gotten away better over time. It's the rest of the parents who lack common sense that can make living in South Park hell.
* After TheMovie, Bikini Bottom itself from ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', may qualify. Bikini Bottom as shown, is a city full of grumpy people, manchildren, {{Jerkass}}es, [[TooStupidToLive idiots]] and even [[FantasticRacism extreme racist]]s, hating mammalian species (like squirrels) and even other aquatic inhabitants by skin color (see the episode "Sun Bleached").
** It gets worse. In "Sun Bleached", Bikini Bottomites, after getting tanned, start discriminate others by ''their shade of tan''. Something that '''can be gained by lying out in the sun.'''
*** And the future he shows them is, in actuality, the fate Zim has in mind for Earth when he ''succeeds.''
* The whole point of ''WesternAnimation/StressedEric''.
* There's a reason why in ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' business is always booming. The world is violent, cold and crime-filled everywhere. ''Do not show any signs of kindness'' or the predatory masses will see it as ''weakness''. You will be robbed and beaten savagely within ''seconds'' of giving a kind word. ''And that's just life outside the jail.'' Inside the jail, led by a RealityWarper PsychopathicManchild Warden, the inmates (thugs, terrorists, rapists and the occasional comedic - but still lethal - [[EvilOverlord supervillain]]) are brutally murdered by a killer robot, an overly-violent [=MtF=] {{transsexual}}, a MadScientist obsessed
with killing people in public, HalfHumanHybrids and a rapist is allowed couple of [[CreepyTwins alien twins]] who wreak havoc just ForTheEvulz.
* Dougal County in ''WesternAnimation/{{Squidbillies}}'' certainly qualifies.
* ''WesternAnimation/SwatKats'': For random civilians, Megakat City seems
to walk apply. The city, or large parts of it, seems to be destroyed on a regular basis, the streets police are too incompetent to prevent supervillain attacks before they happen, and live like the local eponymous vigilantes can only stop the attacks from consuming the whole city, but usually several skyscrapers, at the least, are destroyed in the process.
* Shredderville in the ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'' episode of the same name. The Turtles think they have traveled to an alternate reality where they never existed, in which Shredder has managed to become the ruler of the world. Bebop and Rocksteady are still humans, April O'Neil and Irma are their servants, and there's
a normal person (presumably whole anti-mutant sentiment among the humans because he has an amusing CatchPhrase. Giggity giggity goo!). Bonnie used to be kind hearted, but she turned out to be a BitchInSheepsClothing who prioritizes her personal desires before her family [[spoiler:even abandoning her own daughter for a supposed life of excitement with Brian.]] Even Cleveland Brown Krang and his family turned out Dimension X allies. On top of all that, everything in that world is falling apart, and Shredder is so inefficient as a world leader that he begs the Turtles to be [[spoiler:racist idiots who accused someone he knew for decades of a hate crime]] [[FridgeHorror That's right, take away him back to their world where he was never the humorous tone ruler of the show, and]] ''Family Guy'' becomes creepier than ''Film/{{Gummo}}''.
anything.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'': It lives off of idiocy and {{jerkass}}ery. All PlayedForLaughs, of course.
** The original point was actually {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by [[TheChewToy Meg]] in a later season, her claiming that if anyone else saw her life crossover with ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016'' does a good job of pointing it out. Mojo Jojo describes the Griffins, Peter would be in jail Titans' dimension as a place where superheroes don't fight villains, and the narrator asks "What kind of horrible place is that?" When the Girls arrive, the Titans do nothing but belittle them for a lifetime, Chris would be jobless, and Lois would be alone with no friends or family. Then we get her awesome [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech Reason You Suck Speech]] ''subverted'' by her being forced to be the family's Butt Monkey since it "keeps little kids, even as they best them together".
** Is Stewie an exception? Sure he used to be evil, but he [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold got nicer]] each season.
*** Yes, but now he spends almost every episode [[BreakTheHaughty criticizing Brian's already small self-esteem.]] ''[[FridgeHorror And it's implied Stewie]] [[{{Yandere}} has a huge crush on Brian!]]''
in everyway possible. In the end, Blossom outright calls them horrible superheroes.



* The world of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has many attractions to it, but at base it's a stereotypical American trailer park expanded to world size: nearly everyone is annoyed, annoying, credulous, stupid, bigoted, and rude; vital human organs are removed from unwilling donators on the city streets, atleast moderately-intelligent animals, including humans, dolphins, and whales are killed for food or fuel; it is implied that there will be no qualms about synthesizing a needed oil in the cells of gene-spliced third-world orphans who would then presumably be violently harvested. The Earth's most looked-up-to figure is a megalomaniacal, genocidal (of both aliens and his own troops), jerk [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking who's lousy in bed]]. And UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, or at least his head, rules the whole lot, his tyranny (as before) limited only by his incompetence and self-hatred. Even SantaClaus is a postal invincible psycho who has turned Xmas into a night of terror and despair, where the populace huddle in military-grade bunkers and hope to survive his brutal rampage. ''Now'' do you want your flying car?
** This is somewhat unintentional, as WordOfGod states that the world of ''Futurama'' was meant to be now, except with 1,000 years of more technology. [[FridgeHorror Does that mean our life]] [[CrapsaccharineWorld is crapsack too?!]]
** New New York is pretty well off, though, when compared to the hellhole of 31st century Los Angeles. The latter would not look out of place in a Mad Max film, and they don't even seem to have the luxury of flying cars.
* In season 3 of ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'', the formerly-bustling city of Mainframe has been turned into a pretty nasty Crapsack World. It gets better, but by the {{cliffhanger}} ending of the fourth season, it looks like it might be on its way back to Crapsackdom.
* Hill Valley in ''WesternAnimation/TheOblongs'', where the wealthy residents of the Hills [[KarmaHoudini never receive any comeuppance for their treatment of the Valley people]].
* The world of ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'' is a grim, dystopian place plagued by violence, diseases, and jerks.
** To be fair, that's a fairly realistic depiction of 17th century piracy and ADVENTURE! only in a blend of modern time.
* ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' has the alternate dimension, as shown in "Rearview Mirror, Mirror".
* The world in the 1960s USA/Czechoslovakian series ''Nudnik'' seemed to exist solely to torment the titular character.
* The world of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''. Aku rules everything, and the only weapon that can stop him for sure is Jack's sword. If you're not a slave, chances are you're being terrorized by some two-bit thug. Half the world is stuck in a MedievalStasis, people are enslaved, fragile ecosystems destroyed for senseless industrialization, and the major hubs are Cyberpunk megacities that double as {{Wretched Hive}}s to put Mos Eisley to shame. Oh, and Aku's finally gotten bored of Earth, so he's branching out to other worlds.
* The Gotham City of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' is almost as bad as its comic counterpart. In most other action shows of its time, there were space monsters and futuristic skyscrapers. Gotham was the only kids' show setting you had to walk the streets of while worrying about getting mugged and/or shot.
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' is similar, only more {{Cyberpunk}}.
*** In the promotional commercials in the days leading up to ''Batman Beyond'''s premiere, the narrator described Gotham as "a city without a hero. Its people, no hope. Its youth, no future." With a setting like that, this show can just as easily be called ''AdultFear: The Animated Series''.
* The [[MeaningfulName appropriately named]] Miseryville in ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''. For starters, it's heavily implied to be {{Hell}}. The town is ruled by [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Lucius Heinous VII]], who runs a company dedicated to making people miserable.
* Russia and New York are essentially portrayed as this in ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''. It's amped up a notch in ''Fievel Goes West'' to justify the Mousekwitz family leaving New York to go west.
* Dougal County in ''WesternAnimation/{{Squidbillies}}'' certainly qualifies.
* ''[[Literature/TheDivineComedy Dante's Inferno]]: An Animated Epic:'' Imagine an afterlife where very few people actually ascend to heaven, but most suffer in the nine circles of Hell for the sins they committed in life. In Hell, where mankind's sins have caused Lucifer to grow in power, not worshipping the Christian faith not only sends you to limbo for all eternity despite the good deeds you have done in life, even unbaptized babies must reside in the first circle through a fault not entirely their own (this was where Dante's stillborn malformed child was held). Then there's Dante's mother, who upon committing suicide, was sent to the Wood of Suicide by Minos where she is turned into a fleshly tree growing in eternal pain. And there are the rest of the nine hells, like Gluttony, a wet fleshy realm where Cerberus (who looks nothing like a three-headed dog) swallows the gluttonous and condemns to a fate of everlasting hunger. This all isn't surprising since the animated short is based on the video game which itself is based on Dante's ''Literature/TheDivineComedy''. Lucifer sums it up to Beatrice perfectly:
-->'''Beatrice:''' "It is not our fault. None of it. Man is good."
-->'''Lucifer:''' "No... you don't understand. The Earth is another form of Hell. And men are its demons."
* In the other [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0479008/ ''Dante's Inferno'']], Hell is a huge urban landscape in total disarray. The punishments of the damned are more or less the same as the original, but the images (and the actual damned themselves) are updated so viewers will recognize them. MarilynMonroe is among the suicides turned into trees, Limbo is a slum where Virgil and company are essentially bums, and identity thieves take on the appearance of whoever passes by. In this case, it's [[BlackComedy played for laughs]].
* In the ''Music/{{Gorillaz}}'' universe, Murdoc Niccals was permitted, nay, ''required'' as part of his community service sentence, to look after a coma patient. A coma patient whose condition was Murdoc's fault in the first place! Plus three single men - one a well-known criminal and all-round sleazebag, one a ditzy prescription drug addict, and one a possession victim who may not at that time have had UK citizenship - who were, at the time, living in a building haunted by demons and zombies, [[SocialServicesDoesNotExist apparently ran into no legal obstacles whatever]] when they decided to raise a ten-year-old non-English-speaking girl they found in a [=FedEx=] crate. Okay, so Noodle actually worked out fine (at least until El Manana), but ...
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''. From congress passing laws to hurt kids even though they break the constitution, to constant battles, to the fact a huge-ass ship manned by Candy Pirates can plow through your city at any moment, it's surprising that no one in the universe is suicidal.
** Though adults and kids outside of the conspiracy seem to be completely unaware that anything abnormal goes on at all, though that changes from time to time.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' had an evil clone of Jimmy managing to create another Earth, where every single person there, parents and teachers included, was evil, the sun was never bright, and doing anything good would result in getting chewed out.
* In ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'', after the Nanite Event, the world got a lot nastier. Everyone is infected with {{nanomachines}} that can go rogue and cause horrible mutations at any given moment. Imagine you're sitting on the bus, and out of nowhere, the guy sitting next to you screams in pain and turns into a rampaging monster that'd give H. R. Giger nightmares. Bad day to be you. Quite possibly an even worse day to be the guy who was sitting next to you. This happens around the world ''every day'', and only one person in the entire world ''might'' be able to turn the monster back into a normal person. And if he can't turn you back, you're either killed outright, or else "contained" indefinitely, by Providence, the morally-gray (at best) international consortium that more or less runs the post-Event world.
* ''WesternAnimation/ArgaiTheProphecy'': By 2075, Earth has become this.
* The animated series of ''WesternAnimation/{{Jumanji}}'', more so than the film, depicts the game world as a brutal place to live, in which Alan can barely survive. Unlike many of the other examples on this page, Jumanji is not a dystopian and human Crapsack World, but a [[EverythingTryingToKillYou monster-filled]], terror-filled jungle. It's DarkestAfrica on steroids.
* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' is full of [[{{Jerkass}} jerks]], [[TooDumbToLive idiots]], [[AxCrazy psychopaths]], and horror in general.
* For random civilians, [[WesternAnimation/SwatKats Megakat City]] seems to apply. The city, or large parts of it, seems to be destroyed on a regular basis, the police are too incompetent to prevent supervillain attacks before they happen, and the local eponymous vigilantes can only stop the attacks from consuming the whole city, but usually several skyscrapers, at the least, are destroyed in the process.
* The City of Townsville in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' is threatened by giant monsters, super villains, bank robbers, natural disasters, and aliens on what seems to be a daily basis. On top of that, the city is [[StatusQuoIsGod always restored to it's normal state before the events of the episode]] with no explanation as to how the damage was repaired so quickly and how the economy hasn't collapsed from this happening constantly.
** More explicit Crapsack Worlds were portrayed in a BadFuture where Him took over, and the Townsville portrayed in TheMovie before the Powerpuff Girls were created. Even the narrator has the tone of "abandon hope all ye who enter."
** There's also The Town of Citiesville from one episode whereas RealityEnsues, criminals run amok unstopped and everyone else there is a complete {{Jerkass}} to everyone, and especially the Girls and the Professors, being considered freaks and the Girls' heroism aren't welcome there.
* There's a reason why in ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' business is always booming. The world is violent, cold and crime-filled everywhere. ''Do not show any signs of kindness'' or the predatory masses will see it as ''weakness''. You will be robbed and beaten savagely within ''seconds'' of giving a kind word. ''And that's just life outside the jail.'' Inside the jail, led by a RealityWarper PsychopathicManchild Warden, the inmates (thugs, terrorists, rapists and the occasional comedic - but still lethal - [[EvilOverlord supervillain]]) are brutally murdered by a killer robot, an overly-violent [=MtF=] {{transsexual}}, a MadScientist obsessed with HalfHumanHybrids and a couple of [[CreepyTwins alien twins]] who wreak havoc just ForTheEvulz.
* The world of ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'', according to ''Website/{{Cracked}}'''s FridgeLogic. Evidently, there, WorldWarII lasted for ''thirty-nine years'', with both sides having spinach-fueled super-strength. Doubles as FridgeHorror if you remember UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan and UsefulNotes/NaziGermany...
* Highland in ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead''. The adults are either mean-spirited and ill-tempered or peaceful yet clueless, the kids and the teenagers are stupid and/or violent, and the whole town looks like the extension of a junkyard. However, [[WesternAnimation/{{Daria}} Daria Morgendorffer]], even being cynical and a DeadpanSnarker, she is the exception.
* The universe of ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' is a huge trailer park and everyone acts like white trash.



* The world at the beginning of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. The world has been enduring war for a century, with the person given the duty to stop the war having been missing for the same amount of time (and when he comes back to the world, is a 12 year old boy). What isn't colonized by the Fire Nation has been severely depleted of their population and benders (with the Avatar being [[TitleDrop the last of the Airbenders after the Fire Nation killed them all]]) or a [[spoiler:[[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans brainwashed utopia]]]], a 15 year old male with no bending capability is placed in the role of being the sole guardian of the Southern Water Tribe, and we see multiple lives and families ruined by the war, on both sides. Thankfully, [[EarnYourHappyEnding the story chronicles Aang's journey to restore balance to the world.]] [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra At least for the moment]].
** The world in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' is less crapsacky, as peace has been restored, but Republic City is pretty much the worst of the early 20th century's China, with poverty being rampant. The benders abused their power, and that caused the Equalist Revolution, which is pretty much a '''terrorist''' movement lead by a highly manipulative KnightTemplar and that manages to conquer Republic City. Afterwards, Amon is defeated and the Equalist movement is seemingly losing power, but the next season features [[EldritchAbomination evil spirits]] running rampant.
** The episode "Beginnings" reveals what the world was before the Avatar and the [[SupernaturalMartialArts Bending Arts]] existed. [[CosmicHorrorStory The spirits invaded the material world and killed most of the human race]] on the grounds of "disrespecting nature" ([[FridgeHorror which seemingly included]] [[FelonyMisdemeanor capturing and eating wild animals out of]] [[DisproportionateRetribution SELF-PRESERVATION]]). To survive, humanity was forced to live in the shells of giant, magical turtles that also gave a few of them ElementalPowers (the precursor of the Bending Arts) to ward off the spirits and gather food. But even then, life was hard since the turtles could only carry so many people, social inequality was high, and only a few people were given the elemental power of fire to gather food. If it had not been for [[GuileHero Wan]], the world would have continued this way.
** It turns out things have ''already'' been much worse prior to Book 1. Every country in the world (except for the Fire Nation) has an evil head of state. At the end of each book though, that changes. By the end of Book 3 however, [[spoiler:things only got worse after the evil Earth Queen is dead. Even with the evil rulers defeated and replaced with better ones, the new world leaders are now in danger of a global anarchist organization.]]
* ''Franchise/{{Ben 10}}'' would count, as despite its cartoony portrayal, it's not a nice place to live in. Basically, Earth is constantly visited by hundreds of aliens, who are only interested in exploiting the planet for its resources or schemes, or destroy it as part of their evil plan, or that they can. There ''are'' {{Space Cop}}s to deal with that sort of thing, but [[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet Earth is considered a backwater planet]], so many of them are outright reluctant to waste resources in order to defend it (though this seems to improve over the course of the franchise). You also have [[EldritchAbomination Lovecraftian cosmic horrors from another dimension]], crazy CapeBusters who dress and behave like literal {{Knight Templar}}s, and an entire Empire of frog-like {{Blood Knight}}s who don't follow the previously mentioned Space Cops' rules and are a huge example of AliensAreBastards. Oh, and {{Death Ray}}s capable of destroying planets are available even to ''comedic'' villains.
** And that's just what drops in from space. There's plenty more monsters, mutants, and mad scientists native to planet Earth.
* ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' starts in a CrapsaccharineWorld before quickly delving into this. It's initially crapsaccharine because despite being a normal world, the protagonist is a [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal petty, paranoid psychopath]] who takes out revenge on people for the smallest of felonies. It becomes this trope when you realize, Dan ended up the way he is ''because'' of this world. Every job is SeriousBusiness: dentists hurt patients to ensure they keep coming back and a demon from Hell runs your office. If you don't have enough insurance, hospitals hire an actor pretending to be a doctor. Cyborgs run your local gym and they're going to replace you. New Mexico sacrifices someone every year for a hot air balloon. The main population, including police forces, have the intelligence of a fly. This was planned by other countries hoping to dumb down America until they aren't a threat. People hoping to steal your identity or eat you alive are everywhere. The government can't deal with minor issues like that because they're busy ensuring peace between nations and hiding dinosaurs from the public. The only person who does anything is Dan. He only cares if it affects him, and he's blown up countries because he's had a bad day. ''Crap.''
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Magic Duel," the city of Ponyville turned into this when the Amulet-corrupted Trixie started taking control.
** Equestria under control [[TheNightThatNeverEnds of]] [[WorldOfChaos any]] [[SugarApocalypse of]] [[{{Mordor}} the]] previous main villains was this as well - arguably.
* Like the newspaper comic strip where it originated, the animated version of ''WesternAnimation/{{Dilbert}}'' is also an incredibly crapsack world. ''Everyone'' (except Dilbert, and to a lesser extent Dogbert) is either stupid, greedy, or deceptive. Dogbert, while he is greedy, is more TheBarnum, and delights in taking advantage of the complete idiocy of humanity. Dilbert is (quite possibly) the OnlySaneMan, and tries to be a nice guy, attempting to come up with solutions to problems that he had nothing to do with ([[GotVolunteered but is forced into lending a hand anyway]]), or don't even exist in the first place (such as "Cubicle Syndrome"). If said solution works, then all credit will either go to his PointyHairedBoss, the guys in Marketing, or the problem will simply go away on its own, making Dilbert's solution moot. NiceGuysFinishLast? Pfft, in ''Dilbert'', they probably won't cross the finish line.
* ''Series/EdEddNEddy'' was one of Cartoon Network's few expamples that was PlayedForLaughs. Let's review, shall we?
** The Eds are con arists with no money to get [[TrademarkFavoriteFood jawbreakers]] and thus resort to [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption unsuccessfully]] [[ThrowTheDogABone (usually)]] scamming children out of their money to buy some. Because of this, they are ostrazised and bullied, even if A.) they haven't done anything or B.) only one of them (usually Eddy) has done somthing.
*** Ed is only going along with what Eddy because he's either LethallyStupid, a CloudCuckooLander who can't tell right from wrong, or ObfuscatingStupidity at the cost of other people's pain and tons of property damage. If that's not enough, he is constantly physically harrassed by his ''little'' sister for the pettiest of reasons, if any. His mother does nothing to stop her, and instead punishes/neglects Ed while his father doesn't seem to care either way.
*** Edd is an ExtremeDoormat FragileFlower who tries to steer Eddy on the right path, [[NoRespectGuy with no luck.]] Despite being the nicest of the Eds, he's still treated the same way by all of the other Kids. Beyond that, his parents are almost never home, communicating to him through sticky notes.
*** Eddy is TheLeader and {{Schemer}} of the three, without whom Ed and Edd might've possibly been accepted with the Kids. It's hard to say which Eddy loves more: [[SmallNameBigEgo himself,]] [[{{Greed}} money,]] or [[AllMenArePerverts his huge stack of porn he got from his brother.]] His scams always get himself and his two friends in trouble, [[NeverMyFault and he never admits it.]] Other than that, he's the biggest {{Jerkass}} on the show. The only reasons Ed and Edd haven't bailed on him yet is because the former is too stupid to realize what he's doing is wrong and the latte is too much of a doormat to leave him [[BreakTheCutie until the]] TheMovie, which also [[spoiler: gave Eddy a brutal FreudianExcuse.]]
** You would think the Kids the Eds scam are innocent, right? Wrong. The payback they give to the Eds is either [[DisproportionateRetribution going too far,]] [[MisplacedRetribution given to an Ed(s) that hasn't done anything,]] or [[KickTheDog completely unprovoked.]]
*** Sarah is an EnfanteTerrible who dishes out [[CurbStompBattle Curb-Stomp Battles]] to her brother (sometimes Eddy and Jonny) for ''just existing.''
*** Jimmy may seem like an even worse FragileFlower than Edd, but he's really a BitchInSheepsClothing who gave the biggest case of DisproportionateRetribution to the Eds on the show.
*** Rolf is the nicest kid to the Eds on the show. But if they (or anyone, really) [[BerserkButton messes with his heritage or Urban Ranger pride,]] they find out Rolf is a force to be reckoned with, from smacking Eddy senseless with a fish because Eddy accidentally offended him to smashing Edd into a pancake with a giant mallet for dressing up his pig in a tuxedo after Edd's parents (actually Ed and Eddy) told him to. ''Rolf even admits he admires Edd's obediance to his parents while hitting him.''
*** Jonny 2X4 is just an innocent CloudCuckooLander. But his NotSoImaginaryFriend [[ADogNamedDog Plank]] has convinced him to do terrible things to the Eds.
*** Nazz tries to bring order to the Kids like Edd does with the Eds, but even she gives the Eds as much grief as the others.
*** Kevin is the worst. A textbook example of a JerkJock who messes with the Eds more than the other Kids, usually with little to no reason. But it doesn't stop there. He's also a complete {{Jerkass}} to Jimmy and Jonny because he finds them pathetic.
** The Kankers are worse than the Eds and Kids combined. They attack everyone else on the show, expecially the Eds, who they dish out DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale almost every episode they appear in.
** TheMovie makes the CrapsackWorld [[UpToEleven worse,]] then turns it into a CrapsaccharineWorld. ItMakesSenseInContext.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'': It lives off of idiocy and {{jerkass}}ery. All PlayedForLaughs, of course.
** The crossover with ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' does a good job of pointing it out. Mojo Jojo describes the Titans' dimension as a place where superheroes don't fight villains, and the narrator asks "What kind of horrible place is that?" When the Girls arrive, the Titans do nothing but belittle them for being little kids, even as they best them in everyway possible. In the end, Blossom outright calls them horrible superheroes.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'''s Oregon. The town is a ground zero for all sorts of weird and dangerous anomalies. There are many cryptids, monsters and even {{Eldritch Abomination}}s lurking about in the shadows, and the people are either ignorant about it, or are kept in the dark of their existence.
* The french cartoon ''The Bear's Island'' (French: ''L'Île Aux Ours''): takes place in a very unfriendly and inhospitable world that is pretty much at the mercy of the [[BigBadDuumvirate Four Elements]], four capricious and petty deities whose whims and attempts to seize more power cause catastrophic damage. Apart from the serene Rabbit's island no place is safe and travelling is always dangerous not only because of those cataclysms but also because of pirates. In the country that we see slavery is legal and that's what pirates do with survivors, sell them to the slave market. There is also at least one psychopathic scientist who conducts painful experiments on the unlucky animals that are abroad.
* Canada, according to ''KevinSpencer''. Kevin himself becomes somewhat OutOfFocus and the storylines start being more about his drunken welfare-chiseling father, obese slut of a mother, and other minor townsfolk right about season three or so. The system has failed royally, the police, news media, and teachers don't give a shit, and the town itself is a converted landfill. Just look at season four and that happy, whistling tune playing over scenes of [[FunnyBackgroundEvent chaos]] as Kevin strolls through town, and one begins to wonder, psychological issues aside, if Kevin isn't actually the '''normal''' one here.
* Shredderville in the ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'' episode of the same name. The Turtles think they have traveled to an alternate reality where they never existed, in which Shredder has managed to become the ruler of the world. Bebop and Rocksteady are still humans, April O'Neil and Irma are their servants, and there's a whole anti-mutant sentiment among the humans because of Krang and his Dimension X allies. On top of all that, everything in that world is falling apart, and Shredder is so inefficient as a world leader that he begs the Turtles to take him back to their world where he was never the ruler of anything.

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* The world at ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' features this pretty heavily. All of the beginning of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. The world has been enduring war for a century, with the person given the duty to stop the war having been missing for primary characters are neatly defined by their failures, and the same amount of time (and when he comes back to goes for most secondaries. There will be no AffectionateParody; cameos are more along the world, is lines of a 12 year old boy). What isn't colonized by drug-crazed Johnny Quest, a world-dominating Creator/WaltDisney {{expy}}, or the Fire Nation has been severely depleted of their population and benders (with Fantastic Four where Mr. Fantastic ''isn't'' the Avatar being [[TitleDrop useless one. The ONLY good character besides the last of the Airbenders after the Fire Nation killed them all]]) or a [[spoiler:[[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans brainwashed utopia]]]], a 15 year old male with no bending capability is placed [[TooDumbToLive Venture Brothers]] themselves in the role of being the sole guardian of the Southern Water Tribe, and we see multiple lives and families ruined by the war, on both sides. Thankfully, [[EarnYourHappyEnding the story chronicles Aang's journey to restore balance to the world.]] [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra At least for the moment]].
** The world in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' is less crapsacky, as peace has been restored, but Republic City is pretty much the worst of the early 20th century's China, with poverty being rampant. The benders abused their power, and that caused the Equalist Revolution, which is pretty much a '''terrorist''' movement lead by a highly manipulative KnightTemplar and that manages to conquer Republic City. Afterwards, Amon is defeated and the Equalist movement is seemingly losing power, but the next season features [[EldritchAbomination evil spirits]] running rampant.
** The episode "Beginnings" reveals what the world was before the Avatar and the [[SupernaturalMartialArts Bending Arts]] existed. [[CosmicHorrorStory The spirits invaded the material world and killed most of the human race]] on the grounds of "disrespecting nature" ([[FridgeHorror which seemingly included]] [[FelonyMisdemeanor capturing and eating wild animals out of]] [[DisproportionateRetribution SELF-PRESERVATION]]). To survive, humanity was forced to live in the shells of giant, magical turtles that also gave a few of them ElementalPowers (the precursor of the Bending Arts) to ward off the spirits and gather food. But even then, life was hard since the turtles could only carry so many people, social inequality was high, and only a few people were given the elemental power of fire to gather food. If it had not been for [[GuileHero Wan]], the world would have continued this way.
** It turns out things have ''already'' been much worse prior to Book 1. Every country in the world (except for the Fire Nation) has an evil head of state. At the end of each book though, that changes. By the end of Book 3 however, [[spoiler:things only got worse after the evil Earth Queen is dead. Even with the evil rulers defeated and replaced with better ones, the new world leaders are now in danger of a global anarchist organization.]]
* ''Franchise/{{Ben 10}}'' would count, as despite its cartoony portrayal, it's not a nice place to live in. Basically, Earth is constantly visited by hundreds of aliens, who are only interested in exploiting the planet for its resources or schemes, or destroy it as part of their evil plan, or that they can. There ''are'' {{Space Cop}}s to deal with that sort of thing, but [[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet Earth is considered a backwater planet]], so many of them are outright reluctant to waste resources in order to defend it (though this seems to improve over the course of the franchise). You also have [[EldritchAbomination Lovecraftian cosmic horrors from another dimension]], crazy CapeBusters who dress and behave like literal {{Knight Templar}}s, and an entire Empire of frog-like {{Blood Knight}}s who don't follow the previously mentioned Space Cops' rules and are a huge example of AliensAreBastards. Oh, and {{Death Ray}}s capable of destroying planets are available even to ''comedic'' villains.
** And that's just what drops in from space. There's plenty more monsters, mutants, and mad scientists native to planet Earth.
* ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' starts in a CrapsaccharineWorld before quickly delving into this. It's initially crapsaccharine because despite being a normal world, the protagonist
whole show is a [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal petty, paranoid psychopath]] necromancer who takes out revenge on people for the smallest of felonies. It becomes this trope when you realize, Dan ended up the way he is ''because'' of this world. Every job is SeriousBusiness: dentists hurt patients to ensure they keep coming back and a demon from Hell runs your office. If you don't have enough insurance, hospitals hire an actor pretending to be a doctor. Cyborgs run your local gym and they're going to replace you. New Mexico sacrifices someone every year for a hot air balloon. The main population, including police forces, have the intelligence of a fly. This was planned by other countries hoping to dumb down America until they aren't a threat. People hoping to steal your identity or eat you alive are everywhere. The government can't deal with minor issues like that because they're busy ensuring peace between nations and hiding dinosaurs from the public. The only person who does anything is Dan. He only cares if it affects him, and he's blown up countries because he's had a bad day. ''Crap.''
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Magic Duel," the city of Ponyville turned into this when the Amulet-corrupted Trixie started taking control.
** Equestria under control [[TheNightThatNeverEnds of]] [[WorldOfChaos any]] [[SugarApocalypse of]] [[{{Mordor}} the]] previous main villains was this as well - arguably.
* Like the newspaper comic strip where it originated, the animated version of ''WesternAnimation/{{Dilbert}}'' is also an incredibly crapsack world. ''Everyone'' (except Dilbert, and to a lesser extent Dogbert) is either stupid, greedy, or deceptive. Dogbert, while he is greedy, is more TheBarnum, and delights in taking advantage of the complete idiocy of humanity. Dilbert is (quite possibly) the OnlySaneMan, and tries to be a nice guy, attempting to come up with solutions to problems that he had nothing to do with ([[GotVolunteered but is forced into lending a hand anyway]]), or don't even exist in the first place (such as "Cubicle Syndrome"). If said solution works, then all credit will either go to his PointyHairedBoss, the guys in Marketing, or the problem will simply go away on its own, making Dilbert's solution moot. NiceGuysFinishLast? Pfft, in ''Dilbert'', they probably won't cross the finish line.
* ''Series/EdEddNEddy'' was one of Cartoon Network's few expamples that was PlayedForLaughs. Let's review, shall we?
** The Eds are con arists with no money to get [[TrademarkFavoriteFood jawbreakers]] and thus resort to [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption unsuccessfully]] [[ThrowTheDogABone (usually)]] scamming children out of their money to buy some. Because of this, they are ostrazised and bullied, even if A.) they haven't done anything or B.) only one of them (usually Eddy) has done somthing.
*** Ed is only going along with what Eddy because he's either LethallyStupid, a CloudCuckooLander who can't tell right from wrong, or ObfuscatingStupidity at the cost of other people's pain and tons of property damage. If that's not enough, he is constantly physically harrassed by his ''little'' sister for the pettiest of reasons, if any. His mother does nothing to stop her, and instead punishes/neglects Ed while his father
doesn't seem to care either way.
*** Edd is an ExtremeDoormat FragileFlower who tries to steer Eddy on the right path, [[NoRespectGuy
a whit about messing with no luck.]] Despite being the nicest powers of beyond and black magicks.
** However, Dr. Girlfriend and The Monarch have proven themselves to be a genuinely loving couple, and as shown throughout
the Eds, he's still treated the same way by all third season, plenty of the other Kids. Beyond that, his parents are almost never home, communicating characters have shown to him through sticky notes.
*** Eddy is TheLeader and {{Schemer}} of the three, without whom Ed and Edd might've possibly been accepted with the Kids. It's hard to say which Eddy loves more: [[SmallNameBigEgo himself,]] [[{{Greed}} money,]] or [[AllMenArePerverts his huge stack of porn he got from his brother.]] His scams always get himself and his two friends in trouble, [[NeverMyFault and he never admits it.]] Other than that, he's the biggest {{Jerkass}} on the show. The only reasons Ed and Edd haven't bailed on him yet is because the former is too stupid to realize what he's doing is wrong and the latte is too much of a doormat to leave him [[BreakTheCutie until the]] TheMovie, which also [[spoiler: gave Eddy a brutal FreudianExcuse.]]
** You would think the Kids the Eds scam are innocent, right? Wrong. The payback they give to the Eds is either [[DisproportionateRetribution going too far,]] [[MisplacedRetribution given to an Ed(s) that hasn't done anything,]] or [[KickTheDog completely unprovoked.]]
*** Sarah is an EnfanteTerrible who dishes out [[CurbStompBattle Curb-Stomp Battles]] to her brother (sometimes Eddy and Jonny) for ''just existing.''
*** Jimmy may seem like an even worse FragileFlower than Edd, but he's really a BitchInSheepsClothing who gave the biggest case of DisproportionateRetribution to the Eds on the show.
*** Rolf is the nicest kid to the Eds on the show. But if they (or anyone, really) [[BerserkButton messes with his heritage or Urban Ranger pride,]] they find out Rolf is a force to be reckoned with, from smacking Eddy senseless with a fish because Eddy accidentally offended him to smashing Edd into a pancake with a giant mallet for dressing up his pig in a tuxedo after Edd's parents (actually Ed and Eddy) told him to. ''Rolf even admits he admires Edd's obediance to his parents while hitting him.''
*** Jonny 2X4 is just an innocent CloudCuckooLander. But his NotSoImaginaryFriend [[ADogNamedDog Plank]] has convinced him to do terrible things to the Eds.
*** Nazz tries to bring order to the Kids like Edd does with the Eds, but even she gives the Eds as much grief as the others.
*** Kevin is the worst. A textbook example of a JerkJock who messes with the Eds more than the other Kids, usually with little to no reason. But it doesn't stop there. He's also a complete {{Jerkass}} to Jimmy and Jonny because he finds them pathetic.
** The Kankers are worse than the Eds and Kids combined. They attack everyone else on the show, expecially the Eds, who they dish out DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale almost every episode they appear in.
** TheMovie makes the CrapsackWorld [[UpToEleven worse,]] then turns it into a CrapsaccharineWorld. ItMakesSenseInContext.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'': It lives off of idiocy and {{jerkass}}ery. All PlayedForLaughs, of course.
** The crossover with ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' does a good job of pointing it out. Mojo Jojo describes the Titans' dimension as a place where superheroes don't fight villains, and the narrator asks "What kind of horrible place is that?" When the Girls arrive, the Titans do nothing but belittle them for being little kids, even as they best them in everyway possible. In the end, Blossom outright calls them horrible superheroes.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'''s Oregon. The town is a ground zero for all sorts of weird and dangerous anomalies. There are many cryptids, monsters and even {{Eldritch Abomination}}s lurking
have some unselfish positives about in the shadows, and the people are either ignorant about it, or are kept in the dark of their existence.
* The french cartoon ''The Bear's Island'' (French: ''L'Île Aux Ours''): takes place in a very unfriendly and inhospitable world that is pretty much at the mercy of the [[BigBadDuumvirate Four Elements]], four capricious and petty deities whose whims and attempts to seize more power cause catastrophic damage. Apart from the serene Rabbit's island no place is safe and travelling is always dangerous not only because of those cataclysms but also because of pirates. In the country that we see slavery is legal and that's what pirates do with survivors, sell them to the slave market. There is also at least one psychopathic scientist who conducts painful experiments on the unlucky animals that are abroad.
* Canada, according to ''KevinSpencer''. Kevin himself becomes somewhat OutOfFocus and the storylines start being more about his drunken welfare-chiseling father, obese slut of a mother, and other minor townsfolk right about season three or so. The system has failed royally, the police, news media, and teachers don't give a shit, and the town itself is a converted landfill. Just look at season four and that happy, whistling tune playing over scenes of [[FunnyBackgroundEvent chaos]] as Kevin strolls through town, and one begins to wonder, psychological issues aside, if Kevin isn't actually the '''normal''' one here.
* Shredderville in the ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'' episode of the same name. The Turtles think they have traveled to an alternate reality where they never existed, in which Shredder has managed to become the ruler of the world. Bebop and Rocksteady are still humans, April O'Neil and Irma are their servants, and there's a whole anti-mutant sentiment among the humans because of Krang and his Dimension X allies. On top of all that, everything in that world is falling apart, and Shredder is so inefficient as a world leader that he begs the Turtles to take him back to their world where he was never the ruler of anything.
themselves, too.
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