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28th Nov '16 1:06:51 PM Gerusz
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* In ''Film/MenInBlack3'' during Jay's time jump from the top of the Empire State Building he briefly passes through ''UsefulNotes/TheGreatDepression'' and locks eyes with a stock broker in the process of falling to his death. The franchise generally doesn't shy away from dark comedy, but this scene still stands out.
20th Nov '16 9:49:05 AM Odacon_Spy
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* ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi'' usually consists of harmless, comedy antics and is much more lighthearted than it's [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} source material]], but occasionally has much darker humour crop up.
** "Cape Troubles": Ruby almost hangs herself when she tries to jump from the top bunk only to have her cape get caught by accident. Her face even starts to turn blue from lack of oxygen as she gasps "Not like this! Not like this!".
** "Neptune's Phobia": Neptune stands in for Sun as the swimming pool's life-guard. When Jaune slips and falls into the pool right beside Neptune's chair, Jaune struggles for air and desperately calls for help. However, Neptune looks the opposite way and ignores what's happening. Eventually, Jaune sinks below the water and releases one final bubble that pops into the word "dead".
6th Nov '16 11:45:32 AM KingSonnDeeDoo
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Trolls}}'': In the flashback showing Branch's paranoia over Bergens, he runs through a birthday party and tips the cake over whilst screaming about them. Next he runs through a wedding, and tips the cake over, continuing to scream about Bergens. Finally he runs through a funeral... ''and tips the coffin over, causing the corpse to tip out onto the floor''... [[RuleOfThree whilst still screaming about Bergens]].
28th Sep '16 11:23:46 AM BGFU
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** "[[Recap/SouthParkS5E4ScottTenormanMustDie Scott Tenorman Must Die]]" (And viewers can't even pretend it didn't happen, because Cartman likes bringing it up). It starts out normally enough, with the teenager Scott scamming Cartman out of money by convincing Cartman to buy Scott's pubic hair. Cartman soon tries getting a refund, but Scott either tricks him again or outright refuses. It continues to escalate until Cartman is intent on publicly humiliating Scott with absurd ploys, like training a pony to bite off Scott's penis. Scott keeps outsmarting Cartman at every turn, until the climax, where Cartman reveals the cartoonish plot he told his friends about (that they told Scott about) was actually a misdirection, and Cartman's actual ploy, which he only reveals after it succeeds, was to kill Scott's parents, mix their flesh into chili, and feed it to Scott.

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** "[[Recap/SouthParkS5E4ScottTenormanMustDie Scott Tenorman Must Die]]" (And viewers can't even pretend it didn't happen, because Cartman likes bringing it up). It starts out normally enough, with the teenager Scott scamming Cartman out of money by convincing Cartman to buy Scott's pubic hair. Cartman soon tries getting a refund, but Scott either tricks him again or outright refuses. It continues to escalate until Cartman is intent on publicly humiliating Scott with absurd ploys, like training a pony to bite off Scott's penis. Scott keeps outsmarting Cartman at every turn, until the climax, where [[spoiler: Cartman reveals the cartoonish plot he told his friends about (that they told Scott about) was actually a misdirection, and Cartman's actual ploy, which he only reveals after it succeeds, was to kill Scott's parents, mix their flesh into chili, and feed it to Scott.Scott]].



** "Stanley's Cup" is particularly infamous for that. The episode is a mercilless Deconstruction of SportsStoryTropes, where at the end [[spoiler: a pee-wee hockey team coached by Stan gets beaten into a bloody pulp by a team of adults, one of the children says to Stan that he hates him, Stan's father's dream is destroyed, and a child who was rooting for the team dies of cancer. The point is that children trained by Stan were just an OpposingSportsTeam in another team's story]]. Seems like this was too much even for the South Park's usual target audiences.

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** "Stanley's Cup" is particularly infamous for that.this. The episode is a mercilless Deconstruction of SportsStoryTropes, where at the end [[spoiler: a pee-wee hockey team coached by Stan gets beaten into a bloody pulp by a team of adults, one of the children says to Stan that he hates him, Stan's father's dream is destroyed, and a child who was rooting for the team dies of cancer. The point is that children trained by Stan were just an OpposingSportsTeam in another team's story]]. Seems like this was too much even for the South Park's usual target audiences.


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** In "Bubble Buddy", the titular character, Bubble Buddy, is left by SpongeBob to dig a fish out of the sand. He doesn't, and the fish is killed by high tide. What suddenly makes it more horrifying is that it turns out that [[spoiler: Bubble Buddy was, in fact, alive and sentient all along]]. What suddenly makes it less horrifying is that 1) the said fish's ghost seems to be happy that he "experienced high tide", 2) the fish [[NegativeContinuity is alive in later episodes]].
** Then, of course, there's the infamous "One Coarse Meal", the episode that played Plankton's attempted suicide for laughs.
27th Sep '16 6:00:34 PM BGFU
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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' is usually more gross than grim. But then there's these two episodes:

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' is usually more gross than grim. But then there's these two three episodes:


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** "Stanley's Cup" is particularly infamous for that. The episode is a mercilless Deconstruction of SportsStoryTropes, where at the end [[spoiler: a pee-wee hockey team coached by Stan gets beaten into a bloody pulp by a team of adults, one of the children says to Stan that he hates him, Stan's father's dream is destroyed, and a child who was rooting for the team dies of cancer. The point is that children trained by Stan were just an OpposingSportsTeam in another team's story]]. Seems like this was too much even for the South Park's usual target audiences.
22nd Sep '16 9:42:11 AM AHI-3000
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* The ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' short "How to Haunt a House". The Narrator arranges for WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} to be [[ScreamDiscretionShot killed off-screen]] by a car crash, which turns him into a [[OurGhostsAreDifferent ghost]], and then orders Goofy to haunt a house and scare the living. At the end, when the ghostly Goofy finally succeeds at scaring his target WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck, [[spoiler:a terrified Donald runs outside, but only to also get killed off-screen by a car crash. Cue a ghostly Donald angrily chasing Goofy into the distance.]]

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* The ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' short "How to Haunt a House". The Narrator TheNarrator arranges for WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} to be [[ScreamDiscretionShot killed off-screen]] by a car crash, which turns him into a [[OurGhostsAreDifferent ghost]], and then orders Goofy to haunt a house and scare the living. At the end, when the ghostly Goofy finally succeeds at scaring his target WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck, [[spoiler:a terrified Donald runs outside, but only to also get killed off-screen by a car crash. Cue a ghostly Donald angrily chasing Goofy into the distance.]]
14th Sep '16 3:16:33 PM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' wasn't afraid to have sketches with dark humor:
** "The Ballad of Magellan" ends with Ferdinand Magellan's death at the hands of angry natives in the Philippines, and plays it for laughs:
--->'''Yakko:''' They sailed due west to the Philippine Islands\\
Magellan was pleased as the natives drew near\\
But then someone shouted "I think they're attacking!"\\
Magellan said "What?", and got hit by a spear!
26th Jul '16 4:49:26 AM Krwzprtt
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** In "Steven Floats", when Steven is stuck in the sky, having an [[ImagineSpot]] about not having the first new donut:
--> '''Steven:'''They'll say: "Hey where's Steven? We saved a donut for him." But they won't see me, because I'm in the sky. And then, they'll feed my donut to a dog. [[MoodWhiplash And then I'll die]].
--> ''' Steven's bones falls on the ground. Sadie picks up his skull (that still has hair): '''

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** In "Steven Floats", when Steven is stuck in the sky, having an [[ImagineSpot]] ImagineSpot about not having the first new donut:
--> '''Steven:'''They'll '''Steven:''' They'll say: "Hey where's Steven? We saved a donut for him." But they won't see me, because I'm in the sky. And then, they'll feed my donut to a dog. [[MoodWhiplash And then I'll die]].
--> ''' '' Steven's bones falls on the ground. Sadie picks up his skull (that still has hair): '''''
26th Jul '16 4:46:46 AM Krwzprtt
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** In "Steven Floats", when Steven is stuck in the sky, having an [[ImagineSpot]] about not having the first new donut:
--> '''Steven:'''They'll say: "Hey where's Steven? We saved a donut for him." But they won't see me, because I'm in the sky. And then, they'll feed my donut to a dog. [[MoodWhiplash And then I'll die]].
--> ''' Steven's bones falls on the ground. Sadie picks up his skull (that still has hair): '''
--> '''ImagineSpot!Sadie''': [[AlasPoorYorick Alas, poor Steven! I knew him well.]]
25th Jul '16 3:22:12 PM CountDorku
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** A sleep-deprived Mr. Smiley, trying to man every location in Funland, in "Too Short To Ride".
-->'''Mr. Smiley:''' I guess you could say we're a little ''fun''-derstaffed.\\
'''Steven:''' Hah, I get the pun.\\
'''Mr. Smiley:''' I'm glad you see the humour in it, Steven. ''I haven't seen a bed in six days.''
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