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19th Feb '17 11:23:24 PM Vir
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** In "Roger's Baby" Francine tells Hayley that she's been pregnant four times. Hayley counts that she and Steve are her only kids, the implication being that the other two pregnancies were miscarriages or abortions.
13th Jan '17 5:56:19 AM Vir
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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]].

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** In "Bubble Buddy", the titular character, Bubble Buddy, is left by SpongeBob [=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]].
11th Jan '17 11:19:50 AM MissMokushiroku
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* Saya's route in ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'' opens with her attempting to murder Riki multiple times, and getting very close to managing it. None of the other characters seem to consider this any more than a tasteless prank. [[spoiler:He won't actually die permanently, since this is in the dream world, but he doesn't know that and everyone else is keeping up the masquerade.]] What makes this especially out of place is that [[spoiler:the whole game is based around how difficult it is to deal with the death of a loved one - in fact, the whole reason anything in the game happened at all is because Kyousuke knew Riki and Rin would be completely devastated by his, Masato's, and Kengo's death, and the whole game revolves around helping them to accept that their friends' death doesn't have to ruin their lives forever.]] Though apparently when it's ''Riki'', it's not that important...?

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* Saya's route in ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'' opens with her attempting to murder Riki multiple times, ''VideoGame/StardewValley'' has a cheery and getting very close relaxed atmosphere where it's impossible to managing it. None of the other characters seem to consider this any more than a tasteless prank. [[spoiler:He kill your animals (but if you don't feet them and pet them they won't actually die permanently, since this is produce food), but in the dream world, but he doesn't know that and everyone else is keeping up intro at the masquerade.[[PredatoryBusiness soul-crushing Joja Corp.]] What makes this especially out of place is that [[spoiler:the whole game is based around how difficult it is to deal with the death of a loved there's both one - in fact, the whole reason anything in the game happened at all is because Kyousuke knew Riki and Rin would employee who appears to be completely devastated by his, Masato's, and Kengo's death, chugging prescription pills and the whole game revolves around helping them to accept that their friends' death doesn't have to ruin their lives forever.]] Though apparently when it's ''Riki'', it's not that important...?skeleton of another employee lying in a cubicle.


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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Saya's route in ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'' opens with her attempting to murder Riki multiple times, and getting very close to managing it. None of the other characters seem to consider this any more than a tasteless prank. [[spoiler:He won't actually die permanently, since this is in the dream world, but he doesn't know that and everyone else is keeping up the masquerade.]] What makes this especially out of place is that [[spoiler:the whole game is based around how difficult it is to deal with the death of a loved one - in fact, the whole reason anything in the game happened at all is because Kyousuke knew Riki and Rin would be completely devastated by his, Masato's, and Kengo's death, and the whole game revolves around helping them to accept that their friends' death doesn't have to ruin their lives forever.]] Though apparently when it's ''Riki'', it's not that important...?
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10th Jan '17 8:35:20 AM mariofan1000
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** "The Gang Turns Black", a [[MusicalEpisode Musical]] BizarroEpisode, has the gang, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin turn black.]] At the end, Charlie starts [[AnAesop singing about how discrimination is not always clear...]] then [[MoodWhiplash he gets violently shot by the cops,]] who perceive Charlie as a young black kid. Then the gang starts singing again, [[CrossesTheLineTwice including Charlie.]] Granted, it is AllJustADream, but still.
1st Jan '17 10:52:48 AM twilicorn
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** Then, of course, there's the infamous "One Coarse Meal", the episode that played Plankton's attempted suicide for laughs.

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** Then, of course, there's the infamous "One Coarse Meal", Meal" is especially hated by fans for being this even for the episode that played show's standards, by playing Plankton's attempted suicide for laughs.
1st Jan '17 10:50:12 AM twilicorn
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-> "The creators of South Park, the satirical cartoon, are no strangers to controversy... but now they seem to have taken the taboo-busting to a place even hardened South Park watchers have found hard to go."

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-> "The creators of South Park, WesternAnimation/SouthPark, the satirical cartoon, are no strangers to controversy... but now they seem to have taken the taboo-busting to a place even hardened South Park watchers have found hard to go."
27th Dec '16 3:46:51 PM GoblinCipher
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* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', as mentioned in the trope description, had frequent overtones of BlackComedy. Then George's fiancee abruptly drops dead, poisoned by licking the glue on the cheap envelopes George picked out. George tells his friends what happened, there's a {{Beat}}, and they just go on with the rest of their conversation like nothing happened.
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]].
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