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12th Aug '17 4:22:17 AM Folamh3
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** Laura Palmer's funeral is a powerfully tragic scene as the town reverend delivers an affecting, deeply personal eulogy - until the mentally retarded Johnny Horne interjects in the eulogy, a fight breaks out between two of Laura's boyfriends, and Laura's father dives onto her coffin, which continually rises up then lowers down with him on top of it.

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** Laura Palmer's funeral is a powerfully tragic scene as the town reverend delivers an affecting, deeply personal eulogy - until [[TheFunInFuneral until]] the mentally retarded Johnny Horne interjects in the eulogy, a fight breaks out between two of Laura's boyfriends, and Laura's father dives onto her coffin, which continually rises up then lowers down with him on top of it.
12th Aug '17 4:21:48 AM Folamh3
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* ''Series/TwinPeaks'' loved to juxtapose serious (even horrifying) drama with parodies of SoapOperas, ''non sequitur'' humour and even outright farce:

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* ''Series/TwinPeaks'' loved to juxtapose serious (even horrifying) drama with parodies of SoapOperas, SoapOpera, ''non sequitur'' humour and even outright farce:
12th Aug '17 4:20:59 AM Folamh3
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* ''Series/TwinPeaks'' loved to juxtapose serious (even horrifying) drama with parodies of SoapOperas, ''non sequitur'' humour and even outright farce:
** Laura Palmer's funeral is a powerfully tragic scene as the town reverend delivers an affecting, deeply personal eulogy - until the mentally retarded Johnny Horne interjects in the eulogy, a fight breaks out between two of Laura's boyfriends, and Laura's father dives onto her coffin, which continually rises up then lowers down with him on top of it.
** Ronette Pulaski, who was nearly murdered alongside Laura, finally comes out of her coma. Agent Cooper and Sheriff Truman come to interrogate her, hoping to find new leads on Laura's killer - and spend five minutes trying to adjust the height of the hospital seats.
** Agent Cooper is a preternaturally skilled detective with an unwavering commitment to bringing criminals to justice: his investigative technique consists of throwing rocks at glass bottles to guide him to the next lead. None of the other law enforcement officers question this.
6th Aug '17 9:26:19 AM jouXIII
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6th Aug '17 9:26:09 AM jouXIII
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** For another example: Enies Lobby is about Robin's past catching up with her, causing her to succumb to guilt and lose her will to live, while the rest of the Straw Hats has to deal with her captors, a secret government black ops cell powerful enough that everyone needs to learn new techniques just to fight on even ground. Also revealed are the lengths the World Government are willing to go to to protect the secrets of the Void Century, including [[spoiler: wiping out entire islands to a man.]] On the other hand, the members of said black ops cell include an overdramatic kabuki actor who keeps trying to commit seppuku, a huge blob of a man with a [[VocalDissonance a voice that doesn't fit his stature at all]] and a zipper mouth, a women with the power to create soap bubbles and a giraffe man. Also included is a cola-powered cyborg Film/AceVentura look-a-like who at one point tries to escape capture by inflating his ass while talking in a dead serious manner, and Chopper's [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Monster Point]], which transforms him into a gigantic, dead-eyed, berserk monster...with a pink top hat.

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** For another example: Enies Lobby is about Robin's past catching up with her, causing her to succumb to guilt and lose her will to live, while the rest of the Straw Hats has to deal with her captors, a secret government black ops cell powerful enough that everyone needs to learn new techniques just to fight on even ground. Also revealed are the lengths the World Government are willing to go to to protect the secrets of the Void Century, including [[spoiler: wiping out entire islands to a man.]] On the other hand, the members of said black ops cell include an overdramatic kabuki actor who keeps trying to commit seppuku, a huge blob of a man with a [[VocalDissonance a voice that doesn't fit his stature at all]] and a zipper mouth, a women woman with the power to create soap bubbles and a giraffe man. Also included is a cola-powered cyborg Film/AceVentura look-a-like who at one point tries to escape capture by inflating his ass while talking in a dead serious manner, and Chopper's [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Monster Point]], which transforms him into a gigantic, dead-eyed, berserk monster...with a pink top hat.
30th Jul '17 12:00:14 AM shinykittie
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* The entire plot of''Film/StepsTroddenBlack''. A troubled teenager tries to accept himself and deal with the constant feeling of isolation and overwhelming anxiety when interacting with others, while his friends are picked off by a violent force and they try to hold the group together and keep it from falling apart into arguing while at the same time dealing with the shock and grief over the deaths of their friends. Its also a comedy with laser guns, aliens and a space ship.

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* The entire plot of''Film/StepsTroddenBlack''.of ''Film/StepsTroddenBlack''. A troubled teenager tries to accept himself and deal with the constant feeling of isolation and overwhelming anxiety when interacting with others, while his friends are picked off by a violent force and they try to hold the group together and keep it from falling apart into arguing while at the same time dealing with the shock and grief over the deaths of their friends. Its also a comedy with laser guns, aliens and a space ship.
29th Jul '17 11:56:03 PM shinykittie
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* The entire plot of''Film/StepsTroddenBlack''. A troubled teenager tries to accept himself and deal with the constant feeling of isolation and overwhelming anxiety when interacting with others, while his friends are picked off by a violent force and they try to hold the group together and keep it from falling apart into arguing while at the same time dealing with the shock and grief over the deaths of their friends. Its also a comedy with laser guns, aliens and a space ship.
5th Jul '17 7:16:44 AM 1810072342
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-->'''Nu-13:''' Subject, your existence is redundant. Recommending immediately self-termination.\\

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-->'''Nu-13:''' Subject, your existence is redundant. Recommending immediately immediate self-termination.\\



'''Nu-13:''' I can summon swords. How many swords can you summon?.\\
'''Mu-12:''' [[PrecisionFStrike Fuck you. That's how many.]]

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'''Nu-13:''' I can summon swords. How many swords can you summon?.\\
summon?\\
'''Mu-12:''' [[PrecisionFStrike Fuck you. That's how many.]]
18th Jun '17 11:54:31 PM erforce
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* Franchise/MarvelCinamaticUniverse

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18th Jun '17 11:53:50 PM erforce
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* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' pretty much runs on this. For example, one of the characters is a hardass criminal working as a BountyHunter, with 22 prison escapes to his name, love for and proficency in use of [[{{BFG}} big guns]], and a backstory of being created through [[PlayingWithSyringes immoral experimentation]]. His name? [[FunnyAnimal Rocket Raccoon]].

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* Franchise/MarvelCinamaticUniverse
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''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' pretty much runs on this. For example, one of the characters is a hardass criminal working as a BountyHunter, with 22 prison escapes to his name, love for and proficency in use of [[{{BFG}} big guns]], and a backstory of being created through [[PlayingWithSyringes immoral experimentation]]. His name? [[FunnyAnimal Rocket Raccoon]].



* ''Film/TheWickerMan'' has a scene when Lord Summerisle (Creator/ChristopherLee) and Miss Rose (Diane Cilento), both in evening dress and him at the Grand Piano duetting the [[BawdySong absolutely filthy song]] ''The Tinker of Rye'' about a tinker [[UnusualEuphemism fixing a woman's kettle]].

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* ''Film/TheWickerMan'' ''Film/TheWickerMan1973'' has a scene when Lord Summerisle (Creator/ChristopherLee) and Miss Rose (Diane Cilento), both in evening dress and him at the Grand Piano duetting the [[BawdySong absolutely filthy song]] ''The "The Tinker of Rye'' Rye" about a tinker [[UnusualEuphemism fixing a woman's kettle]].



* ''{{Film/Oldboy}}'' thrives on this due to the nature of its story: ordinary people in mundane settings committing extraordinary acts of violence.

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* ''{{Film/Oldboy}}'' ''{{Film/Oldboy 2003}}'' thrives on this due to the nature of its story: ordinary people in mundane settings committing extraordinary acts of violence.



* In the film of ''{{Literature/Carrie}}'' the gym teacher tells the girls they did "a really shitty thing". The PrecisionFStrike causes a couple of the girls to giggle, but it doesn't break the tense mood - or negate the teacher's ReasonYouSuckSpeech.

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* In the film of ''{{Literature/Carrie}}'' ''Film/{{Carrie|1976}}'' the gym teacher tells the girls they did "a really shitty thing". The PrecisionFStrike causes a couple of the girls to giggle, but it doesn't break the tense mood - or negate the teacher's ReasonYouSuckSpeech.
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