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18th Jun '16 10:47:46 AM Grade0
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* The "[[TheOC Mmm whatcha say]]" [[MemeticMutation meme]] plays the relevant passage of ''Music/ImogenHeap'''s ''[[SoundtrackDissonance Hide and Seek]]'' whenever a character dies. Often, this overlays a TearJerker scene in the original work.

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* The "[[TheOC "[[Series/TheOC Mmm whatcha say]]" [[MemeticMutation meme]] plays the relevant passage of ''Music/ImogenHeap'''s ''[[SoundtrackDissonance Hide and Seek]]'' whenever a character dies. Often, this overlays a TearJerker scene in the original work.work.
* ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'' relies a lot on this, with Cecil describing the violent, unpredictable outcomes of the the events in town with a calm, relaxed and even sometimes bored-sounding tone, not to mention the casualness with which he dismisses interns that fall in the line of duty.
-->'''Cecil''': To the friends and family of Intern Maureen, etc., etc.
16th Jun '16 11:47:52 PM PaulA
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* Creator/OscarWilde's short stories "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime" and "The Canterville Ghost" are both good examples, although the latter stops being so towards the end.

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* Creator/OscarWilde's short stories "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime" and "The Canterville Ghost" "Literature/TheCantervilleGhost" are both good examples, although the latter stops being so towards the end.
11th Jun '16 11:27:38 AM SheldonDinkleburg
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* The "[[TheOC Mmm whatcha say]]" [[MemeticMutation meme]] plays the relevant passage of ''Music/ImogenHeap'''s ''[[SoundtrackDissonance Hide and Seek]]'' whenever a character dies. Often, this overlays a TearJerker scene in the original work.
8th Jun '16 2:34:45 PM 32_Footsteps
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* Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei is chock-full of this, particularly when the title character keeps trying to commit suicide in outlandish ways, and even has a little notebook of students who can commit suicide with him. Not to mention he owns a suicide kit that he'll often offer to other people who he thinks are in despair. Said kit contains numerous methods and devices used to kill oneself, his will, ink and quill for a SuicideNote, and a "[[CrossesTheLineTwice Best]] [[TakeThat of]] Music/{{Enya}}" [[http://i.imgur.com/7ZobM1H.jpg CD.]]

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* Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei is chock-full of this, particularly when the title character keeps trying to commit suicide in outlandish ways, ways (starting less than a minute into the first episode), and even has a little notebook of students who can commit suicide with him. Not to mention he owns a suicide kit that he'll often offer to other people who he thinks are in despair. Said kit contains numerous methods and devices used to kill oneself, his will, ink and quill for a SuicideNote, and a "[[CrossesTheLineTwice Best]] [[TakeThat of]] Music/{{Enya}}" [[http://i.imgur.com/7ZobM1H.jpg CD.]]



* Less than half a minute into the first episode of ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'', somebody is hanging from a tree by the neck. HilarityEnsues.
8th Jun '16 12:17:21 PM Donnigan
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* ''Literature/ParadiseRot'' has quite a lot of this, especially from the zombies.
7th Jun '16 1:26:04 PM EDP
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* Happens often in the horror comic ''ComicBook/DylanDog''. For example, the 2016 story "Baba Yaga" has a terminally ill man who had sold his soul to both the devil (who had not delivered the requested service) and Baba Yaga (who had) trying to kill himself, thus giving his soul to Baba Yaga as an aftereffect, only for the devil thwarting him every time in some ridiculous way (such as the attempt to stab himself in the heart: the knife's blade ''fell off on contact with his skin''), much to the poor man's increased annoyance (to the point that when Dylan's assistant almost succeeds at killing him he's happy).
30th May '16 6:12:41 PM karstovich2
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** Due to the hatred of her, especially in the north, there were multiple street parties across the country, <i> bottles of milk were left at the door of her hotel </i>, in reference to her cancellation of school milk programs for primary-school age children, and, after serious opposition was raised to giving her a state funeral, Frankie Boyle, a master of this trope, commented that they could have saved the money by giving every person in Scotland a shovel and having them dig deep enough to hand her over to Satan.

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** Due to the hatred of her, especially in the north, there were multiple street parties across the country, <i> bottles ''bottles of milk were left at the door of her hotel </i>, hotel'', in reference to her cancellation of school milk programs for primary-school age children, and, after serious opposition was raised to giving her a state funeral, Frankie Boyle, a master of this trope, commented that they could have saved the money by giving every person in Scotland a shovel and having them dig deep enough to hand her over to Satan.
27th May '16 1:56:17 AM CaptainTedium
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A joke might revolve around, for example, a homeless man committing a string of murders so that he will get sentenced to death, a state that, properly tied up in appeals, is ''better than'' his former life expectancy and quality. Delivered correctly, it can be very funny, yet at the same time more than a little disturbing. If done wrong, however, the audience may cry "DudeNotFunny."

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A joke might revolve around, for example, a homeless man committing a string of murders so that he will get sentenced to death, a state that, properly tied up in appeals, is ''better than'' his former life expectancy and quality. Delivered correctly, it can be very funny, yet at the same time more than a little disturbing. If done wrong, however, the audience may cry "DudeNotFunny."
be extremely offended.



Related to, and often confused with, DudeNotFunny. CrossesTheLineTwice may apply. Often set in a CrapsackWorld. Subtropes include GallowsHumor (which affects the joke maker personally) and KafkaKomedy (in which anything the protagonist does is guaranteed to fail). As the perfect storm of fatalism and dry humor, it often overlaps with [[BritCom British Humour]] and RussianHumour. This can be RefugeInAudacity. Can be prone to creating a SurpriseCreepy vibe. Especially if whatever is invoking the trope starts out cheery (or if someone fragile witnesses it.)

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Related to, and often confused with, DudeNotFunny. CrossesTheLineTwice may apply. Often set in a CrapsackWorld. Subtropes include GallowsHumor (which affects the joke maker personally) and KafkaKomedy (in which anything the protagonist does is guaranteed to fail). As the perfect storm of fatalism and dry humor, it often overlaps with [[BritCom British Humour]] and RussianHumour. This can be RefugeInAudacity. Can be prone to creating a SurpriseCreepy vibe. Especially if whatever is invoking the trope starts out cheery (or if someone fragile witnesses it.)



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjVW6roRs-w "No Pressure"]] featured, among other things, kids being [[DisproportionateRetribution blown up]] for not signing on to 10:10's [[GlobalWarming carbon emissions reduction program]] as a CrossesTheLineTwice joke. If you don't feel like watching, it's not some kind of cute, funny explosion effect; it's [[{{Gorn}} very bloody]] and identifiable bits of human tissue can be seen coating the bystanders in this ad. The reaction to this ad was an enormous DudeNotFunny and it was pulled very quickly when it became apparent that people were turning against the 10:10 campaign as a result of it.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjVW6roRs-w "No Pressure"]] featured, among other things, kids being [[DisproportionateRetribution blown up]] for not signing on to 10:10's [[GlobalWarming carbon emissions reduction program]] as a CrossesTheLineTwice joke. If you don't feel like watching, it's not some kind of cute, funny explosion effect; it's [[{{Gorn}} very bloody]] and identifiable bits of human tissue can be seen coating the bystanders in this ad. The reaction to this ad was an enormous DudeNotFunny rather negative and it was pulled very quickly when it became apparent that people were turning against the 10:10 campaign as a result of it.



* This is ComicBook/TheJoker's whole shtick. He gets carried away with it to say the least. So it almost results in DudeNotFunny and sometimes even SurpriseCreepy.
%%* ''LenoreTheCuteLittleDeadGirl''.

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* This is ComicBook/TheJoker's whole shtick. shtick is making dark jokes about the murders and other violent crimes that he commits. He gets carried away with it to say the least. So it almost results in DudeNotFunny least.
* ''LenoreTheCuteLittleDeadGirl'' is about an undead ten-year-old girl who frequently
and sometimes even SurpriseCreepy.
%%* ''LenoreTheCuteLittleDeadGirl''.
obliviously kills the animals she keeps as pets, among other hilariously gruesome things.



* "[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6123743/1/In_the_event_of_Alien_impregnation In the Event of Alien Impregnation]]" seeks to shed a humorous light on the horrific experience of [[FetusTerrible parasitic pregnancy]] displayed in the ''Alien'' films. [[LoveItorHateIt Depending on who you are]], its either [[FridgeBrilliance strangely hilarious and clever]] or [[DudeNotFunny twisted]] and full of horrific implications.

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* "[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6123743/1/In_the_event_of_Alien_impregnation In the Event of Alien Impregnation]]" seeks to shed a humorous light on the horrific experience of [[FetusTerrible parasitic pregnancy]] displayed in the ''Alien'' films. [[LoveItorHateIt Depending on who you are]], its either [[FridgeBrilliance strangely hilarious and clever]] or [[DudeNotFunny twisted]] twisted and full of horrific implications.



* ''Literature/WorldWarZ'', when two soldiers pick up human infant skulls and put on a small show for their troop. Would be going into DudeNotFunny territory if the real subject wasn't about the GallowsHumor used for coping with... you know... a ZombieApocalypse.

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* ''Literature/WorldWarZ'', when two soldiers pick up human infant skulls and put on a small show for their troop. Would be going into DudeNotFunny offensive territory if the real subject wasn't about the GallowsHumor used for coping with... you know... a ZombieApocalypse.



* Not long after Wrestling/ChrisBenoit had strangled his wife and son to death, then hanged himself, a picture of him crying (taken from the Wrestling/EddieGuerrero tribute episode of RAW) made its way around the Internet, with the caption [[DudeNotFunny "They were supposed to tap out!"]] You can see it [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_WCrIotSdkFA/Sbq3y3obmVI/AAAAAAAABXw/McbmIWOxUVs/s400/benoit+supposed+to+tap+out.jpg here]].

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* Not long after Wrestling/ChrisBenoit had strangled his wife and son to death, then hanged himself, a picture of him crying (taken from the Wrestling/EddieGuerrero tribute episode of RAW) made its way around the Internet, with the questionable caption [[DudeNotFunny "They were supposed to tap out!"]] out!" You can see it [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_WCrIotSdkFA/Sbq3y3obmVI/AAAAAAAABXw/McbmIWOxUVs/s400/benoit+supposed+to+tap+out.jpg here]].



* ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' towards Guy's fear of women. During a good portion of the game, whenever a girl comes very close to him (especially if they touch him) he recoils in fear and starts screaming. ''Hilarious'', and becomes a RunningGag But then we learn why he's so afraid of contact with women... When he was young, his home, Hod, was being attacked by Duke fon Fabre's men. Guy was hidden inside a (thankfully extinguished) fireplace by his older sister and the house maids, and then the soldiers came in. In order to protect him, Guy's sister and the maids threw themselves onto Guy as the soldiers killed them all. He passed out, but when he came to, he was smothered in a pile of dead women. Suffice to say, [[DudeNotFunny nobody was laughing after that]].

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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' towards Guy's fear of women. During a good portion of the game, whenever a girl comes very close to him (especially if they touch him) he recoils in fear and starts screaming. ''Hilarious'', and becomes a RunningGag But then we learn why he's so afraid of contact with women... When he was young, his home, Hod, was being attacked by Duke fon Fabre's men. Guy was hidden inside a (thankfully extinguished) fireplace by his older sister and the house maids, and then the soldiers came in. In order to protect him, Guy's sister and the maids threw themselves onto Guy as the soldiers killed them all. He passed out, but when he came to, he was smothered in a pile of dead women. Suffice to say, [[DudeNotFunny nobody was laughing after that]].that.



* ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick'' has loved this trope ever since her "Top Ten Disturbing And Inescapable Christmas Songs" list. It contains a song which tells a story of domestic violence. While the song is played, the viewers are treated to a reenactment of a southern hick beating his wife. The clip starts as serious and somewhat realistic, but then, out of nowhere, the husband starts giving his wife the "stop hitting yourself" treatment and giving her Indian burns. The scene turns from [[DudeNotFunny not funny]] into silly and then outright hilarious.

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* ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick'' has loved this trope ever since her "Top Ten Disturbing And Inescapable Christmas Songs" list. It contains a song which tells a story of domestic violence. While the song is played, the viewers are treated to a reenactment of a southern hick beating his wife. The clip starts as serious and somewhat realistic, but then, out of nowhere, the husband starts giving his wife the "stop hitting yourself" treatment and giving her Indian burns. The scene turns from [[DudeNotFunny not funny]] funny into silly and then outright hilarious.



* The Website/DarwinAwards, an anthology of [[TooDumbToLive stupid deaths]] / [[GroinAttack sterilizations]]. [[WordOfGod According to the creator]], [[WhatAnIdiot the stupidity of it]] is what keeps it funny [[DudeNotFunny rather than morbid]].

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* The Website/DarwinAwards, an anthology of [[TooDumbToLive stupid deaths]] / [[GroinAttack sterilizations]]. [[WordOfGod According to the creator]], [[WhatAnIdiot the stupidity of it]] is what keeps it funny [[DudeNotFunny rather than morbid]].sickeningly morbid.
25th May '16 9:58:29 AM CaptainTedium
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It is not quite ToiletHumor, which is just gross, neither is it quite VulgarHumor, since it can be delivered quite easily without swearing. It often times takes the form of RefugeInAudacity, while incorporating elements of the above mentioned forms of humor. What makes it different though, is that the theme of the comedy would tend to gravitate towards topics that are considered to be "dark" and/or taboo (such as depression, death, atrocities, racism, poverty, etc.) This form of humor will usually go beyond the mere act of telling jokes, some works focusing rather on situational comedy, ''Film/DrStrangelove'' being one example. Movies that alternate between comedy and tragedy, like ''Film/FullMetalJacket'', are not black comedy, since by definition Black Comedy draws humor from the tragic parts. To sum it up, black humor is a type of comedy that deals with negative aspects of life, deriving humour due to it being shocking and unexpected, ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' having dead babies singing for example, being shockingly cruel (and thus unexpected,) and in part because it many time reflects a truth that might be too grim to state seriously, something quite common for example in [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Russia]], and quite abundant in political humor.

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It is not quite ToiletHumor, ToiletHumour, which is just gross, neither is it quite VulgarHumor, since it can be delivered quite easily without swearing. It often times takes the form of RefugeInAudacity, while incorporating elements of the above mentioned forms of humor. What makes it different though, is that the theme of the comedy would tend to gravitate towards topics that are considered to be "dark" and/or taboo (such as depression, death, atrocities, racism, poverty, etc.) This form of humor will usually go beyond the mere act of telling jokes, some works focusing rather on situational comedy, ''Film/DrStrangelove'' being one example. Movies that alternate between comedy and tragedy, like ''Film/FullMetalJacket'', are not black comedy, since by definition Black Comedy draws humor from the tragic parts. To sum it up, black humor is a type of comedy that deals with negative aspects of life, deriving humour due to it being shocking and unexpected, ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' having dead babies singing for example, being shockingly cruel (and thus unexpected,) and in part because it many time reflects a truth that might be too grim to state seriously, something quite common for example in [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Russia]], and quite abundant in political humor.



* The page [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/memorial.JPG image]] of {{Irony}} can become funny because of this. On the page it used to illustrate (the [[TearJerker/RealLife real life subpage of]] TearJerker), [[YouBastard not so much.]] When you have no tears left there's nothing else but to laugh.

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* The page [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/memorial.JPG image]] of {{Irony}} can become funny because of this. On the page it used to illustrate (the [[TearJerker/RealLife real life subpage of]] TearJerker), [[YouBastard not so much.]] When you have no tears left there's nothing else but to laugh.
23rd May '16 8:15:01 PM Anddrix
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* This is SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's whole shtick. He gets carried away with it to say the least. So it almost results in DudeNotFunny and sometimes even SurpriseCreepy.

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* This is SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's ComicBook/TheJoker's whole shtick. He gets carried away with it to say the least. So it almost results in DudeNotFunny and sometimes even SurpriseCreepy.



* ''Webvideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC'' can make almost any character into a black comic. For one, at SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's funeral, [[MadLove Harley Quinn]] asks new beau Green Goblin if he has any words. Double G responds with "I'm sure he knows exactly what I'm thinking..."

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* ''Webvideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC'' can make almost any character into a black comic. For one, at SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's ComicBook/TheJoker's funeral, [[MadLove Harley Quinn]] asks new beau Green Goblin if he has any words. Double G responds with "I'm sure he knows exactly what I'm thinking..."
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