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23rd Jun '16 11:25:52 AM Ebrbfureh
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'': When the PointyHairedBoss apparently died in a plane crash, the only employee who wasn't sure about celebrating was Wally -- because he didn't know whether to celebrate or go home early.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'': When the PointyHairedBoss apparently died in a plane crash, the only employee who wasn't sure about celebrating was Wally -- because Wally--because he didn't know whether to celebrate or go home early.



* Once the news of Joffrey's unlamented demise reaches the Starks in the AlternateUniverseFic Fanfic/NedStarkLives, Arya is by far the most overjoyed of her family (and that of the Northmen), and is hoping to learn more about how he died. For the record, Arya is a ten year old girl who just nearly had her father killed by his family, was forced to abandon her pet dire wolf Nymeria and had her friend killed for extremely petty reasons.

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* Once the news of Joffrey's unlamented demise reaches the Starks in the AlternateUniverseFic Fanfic/NedStarkLives, ''Fanfic/NedStarkLives'', Arya is by far the most overjoyed of her family (and that of the Northmen), and is hoping to learn more about how he died. For the record, Arya is a ten year old girl who just nearly had her father killed by his family, was forced to abandon her pet dire wolf Nymeria and had her friend killed for extremely petty reasons.



** In another Creator/RoaldDahl novel, ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', there are several "general misfortune" examples with regards to the naughty kids, as the Oompa-Loompas' {{Crowd Song}}s about Augustus, Veruca (and her parents), and Mike claim that they're pretty much getting what they're due for their greed, sloth, etc. and that in Augustus' case the prospect of him becoming fudge is a wonderful one because then people will at last have reason to love him! Their boss Willy Wonka claims to the rest of the tour group that they're just joking, but Grandpa Joe and Charlie are not entirely sure about that. In the [[Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2013 stage musical adaptation]], "general misfortune" escalates to possible DeathByAdaptation in several cases -- but this trope still applies.

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** In another Creator/RoaldDahl novel, ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', there are several "general misfortune" examples with regards to the naughty kids, as the Oompa-Loompas' {{Crowd Song}}s about Augustus, Veruca (and her parents), and Mike claim that they're pretty much getting what they're due for their greed, sloth, etc. and that in Augustus' case the prospect of him becoming fudge is a wonderful one because then people will at last have reason to love him! Their boss Willy Wonka claims to the rest of the tour group that they're just joking, but Grandpa Joe and Charlie are not entirely sure about that. In the [[Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2013 stage musical adaptation]], "general misfortune" escalates to possible DeathByAdaptation in several cases -- but cases--but this trope still applies.



* ''Series/FamilyMatters'': A non-death example comes early in Season 2, when [[BreakoutCharacter Steve Urkel]] had by now become an established part of the series. Urkel annoys the neighborhood once too often -- he serenaded Laura with his "rendition" of Morris Albert's "Feelings"... late at night! -- and is sent to a relative's house in the south to live for a few weeks, to give the neighbors time to get over their anger with the nerd. The Winslows rejoiced long and loud that they would have two weeks without Urkel... and then, as if on cue, in walks "Cousin Urkel"... the even-more-annoying southern-belle-wannabe Myrtle!

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* ''Series/FamilyMatters'': A non-death example comes early in Season 2, when [[BreakoutCharacter Steve Urkel]] had by now become an established part of the series. Urkel annoys the neighborhood once too often -- he often--he serenaded Laura with his "rendition" of Morris Albert's "Feelings"... late at night! -- and night!--and is sent to a relative's house in the south to live for a few weeks, to give the neighbors time to get over their anger with the nerd. The Winslows rejoiced long and loud that they would have two weeks without Urkel... and then, as if on cue, in walks "Cousin Urkel"... the even-more-annoying southern-belle-wannabe Myrtle!



** This appears to be the response to any act of violence witnessed by the inmates. A notable exception is when Simon Adebisi, a [[ScaryBlackMan feared Nigerian gangster]] who's been ruling Em City as a trustee, is killed -- the initial reaction is a shocked gasp of disbelief from both inmates and guards, as Adebisi seemed so {{Badass}} he couldn't be killed by ''anyone''.

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** This appears to be the response to any act of violence witnessed by the inmates. A notable exception is when Simon Adebisi, a [[ScaryBlackMan feared Nigerian gangster]] who's been ruling Em City as a trustee, is killed -- the killed--the initial reaction is a shocked gasp of disbelief from both inmates and guards, as Adebisi seemed so {{Badass}} he couldn't be killed by ''anyone''.



* "Ringo", by Lorne Greene (of ''Series/{{Bonanza}}'' fame). The spoken-word narrative, which reached No. 1 on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100 in 1964, has nothing to do with Music/TheBeatles' drummer, but is instead a first-person account of an ex-outlaw-turned-Western lawman, and his encounters and relationship with the title character and antagonist, a notorious gunfighter who spread terror as he engages in a crime spree in the Old West. Toward the end of the song, the two meet (for the first time in several years) and engage in a gunfight. Ringo -- remembering a time the main protagonist saved is life -- shows a rare ounce of mercy to his old friend, but when he turns to walk away, he is met by a spray of gunfire and killed. As the trope-fitting lyrics point out after Ringo is declared dead, "''The town began to shout and cheer/Nowhere was there shed a tear for Ringo''."

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* "Ringo", by Lorne Greene (of ''Series/{{Bonanza}}'' fame). The spoken-word narrative, which reached No. 1 on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100 in 1964, has nothing to do with Music/TheBeatles' drummer, but is instead a first-person account of an ex-outlaw-turned-Western lawman, and his encounters and relationship with the title character and antagonist, a notorious gunfighter who spread terror as he engages in a crime spree in the Old West. Toward the end of the song, the two meet (for the first time in several years) and engage in a gunfight. Ringo -- remembering Ringo--remembering a time the main protagonist saved is life -- shows his life--shows a rare ounce of mercy to his old friend, but when he turns to walk away, he is met by a spray of gunfire and killed. As the trope-fitting lyrics point out after Ringo is declared dead, "''The town began to shout and cheer/Nowhere was there shed a tear for Ringo''."



** Also, Patty and Selma's reaction whenever Homer is believed to be dead -- to the point where they've already ordered a tombstone for him and use it as their tea-table. It reads "We are richer for having lost him."

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** Also, Patty and Selma's reaction whenever Homer is believed to be dead -- to dead--to the point where they've already ordered a tombstone for him and use it as their tea-table. It reads "We are richer for having lost him."



** In the Season 8 episode "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show," the introduction of the character [[ThePoochie Poochie]] (a dog "with an attitude") as an attempt to regain falling viewership is universally panned, save for Homer (who coincidentally is Poochie's voice). The Poochie character is such a spectacular failure that the production company is forced to immediately abandon the character and hastily write him out before his second cartoon. When that cartoon airs -- another voiceover artist inserts the line "I have to go, my planet needs me" into a poorly edited cartoon -- Krusty the Clown (on whose show the "Itchy & Scratchy" cartoons air) gleefully announces that Poochie died on his way home, to which the audience ''wildly cheers''. (Incidentally, the edits are made after Homer deliberately goes against the script, instead improvising a plea for the character's reprieve.)

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** In the Season 8 episode "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show," the introduction of the character [[ThePoochie Poochie]] (a dog "with an attitude") as an attempt to regain falling viewership is universally panned, save for Homer (who coincidentally is Poochie's voice). The Poochie character is such a spectacular failure that the production company is forced to immediately abandon the character and hastily write him out before his second cartoon. When that cartoon airs -- another airs--another voiceover artist inserts the line "I have to go, my planet needs me" into a poorly edited cartoon -- Krusty cartoon--Krusty the Clown (on whose show the "Itchy & Scratchy" cartoons air) gleefully announces that Poochie died on his way home, to which the audience ''wildly cheers''. (Incidentally, the edits are made after Homer deliberately goes against the script, instead improvising a plea for the character's reprieve.)
21st Jun '16 2:26:03 PM AndyLA
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* "Ha Ha You're Dead" by Music/GreenDay is this to a T:
-->''Ha ha, you're dead\\
The joke is over\\
You were an asshole\\
And now you're gone\\
As your ship is going down\\
I'll stand by and watch you drown\\
Ha ha you're dead, ha ha you're dead, ha ha you're dead''



* Brazilian samba song "Sequestraram a Minha Sogra" ("They kidnapped my mother-in-law") isn't as deadly. Translated:

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* Brazilian samba song "Sequestraram a Minha Sogra" ("They kidnapped my mother-in-law") by Bezerra da Silva isn't as deadly.deadly (instead it veers more towards PityTheKidnapper). Translated:
19th Jun '16 12:42:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''{{Tamuli}}'' novel ''The Shining Ones'', Thalesian nuisance heir and TheNapoleon Avin Wargunson was summarily knocked off in a particularly insulting way (stuffed in a barrel of wine with the lid nailed shut). Given his ZeroPercentApprovalRating, when they finally held his funeral, the congregation tried (and failed miserably) to contain their mirth. The entire country then spent the next week celebrating his death; his death was both the best thing to happen to them and a great memory to get through the cold winter there.
* Venandakatra is nicknamed "the Vile One" ''by his own side'' in the BelisariusSeries, and no one in the Malwa hierarchy sheds a tear over his utter humiliation at the hands of Belisarius. His rather long, painful, and torturous death at the end is a cause of much rejoicing.

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* In the ''{{Tamuli}}'' ''Literature/{{Tamuli}}'' novel ''The Shining Ones'', Thalesian nuisance heir and TheNapoleon Avin Wargunson was summarily knocked off in a particularly insulting way (stuffed in a barrel of wine with the lid nailed shut). Given his ZeroPercentApprovalRating, when they finally held his funeral, the congregation tried (and failed miserably) to contain their mirth. The entire country then spent the next week celebrating his death; his death was both the best thing to happen to them and a great memory to get through the cold winter there.
* Venandakatra is nicknamed "the Vile One" ''by his own side'' in the BelisariusSeries, Literature/BelisariusSeries, and no one in the Malwa hierarchy sheds a tear over his utter humiliation at the hands of Belisarius. His rather long, painful, and torturous death at the end is a cause of much rejoicing.
12th Jun '16 10:13:13 AM Monolaf317
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* In an early episode of the 1988 version of ''Anime/OsomatsuKun'', the Sextuplets celebrate Iyami's "death" when a mourning Chibata isn't looking.

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* In an early episode Episode 6 of the 1988 version of ''Anime/OsomatsuKun'', the Sextuplets celebrate Iyami's "death" when a mourning Chibata isn't looking.
26th May '16 4:50:03 PM Moonstreak
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Popular in horror, thriller, and disaster movies as it allows the threat to dispatch a character or two without hurting anyone that either the other protagonists or the audience really cares about ... and may in fact be better without. The character can be (but need not be) TooDumbToLive or TheMillstone.

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Popular in horror, thriller, and disaster movies as it allows the threat to dispatch a character or two without hurting anyone that either the other protagonists or the audience really cares about ...about... and may in fact be better without. The character can be (but need not be) TooDumbToLive or TheMillstone.
23rd May '16 11:40:24 AM StarTropes
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* When [[spoiler:Voldemort]] is finally killed near the end of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', ''everyone'' celebrates.
22nd May '16 6:57:17 PM Monolaf317
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* On ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', when Peter gets word that his father Francis has died, Lois and Brian step outside...and can be seen through the window dancing with joy on the front lawn. The celebration ends when Brian grabs Lois's chest and she slaps him.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', when Peter gets word that his father Francis has died, Lois and Brian step outside...[[FunnyBackgroundEvent and can be seen through the window dancing with joy on the front lawn. lawn.]] The celebration ends when Brian grabs Lois's chest and she slaps him.
20th May '16 4:24:35 AM konekootome
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* In ''FanFic/MyMirrorSwordAndShield'', Lelouch's death is celebrated as a national holiday.
19th May '16 2:56:59 PM fgenzo159
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* In ''Film/NaturalBornKillers'', when the warden (Creator/TommyLeeJones) learns Jack Scafferty (Creator/TomSizemore) is dead, his reaction is basically "Meh."

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* In ''Film/NaturalBornKillers'', when the warden (Creator/TommyLeeJones) learns Jack Scafferty Scagnetti (Creator/TomSizemore) is dead, his reaction is basically "Meh."
17th May '16 5:06:27 PM Monolaf317
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* In an early episode of the 1988 version of ''Anime/OsomatsuKun'', the Sextuplets celebrate Iyami's "death" when a mourning Chibata isn't looking.
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