History Main / CrappyCarnival

24th Aug '16 5:44:14 PM WanderingBrowser
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* "Nuka-World" from the Boston Commonwealth in ''Videogame/{{Fallout 4}}'' was an unholy hybrid of this and SouvenirLand even before the apocalyptica nuclear war. With an advertising commercial ''proudly'' boasting that the park had met "every minimal safety standard", which admittedly wouldn't have been uncommon in the deregulated capitalistic CrapsaccharineWorld that was America during the Resource Wars, a jungle themed section stocked with ''live'' crocodiles and Cape Buffalo wandering around freely -- both very aggressive animals that real zoos do their best to keep well away from people -- and a river of Nuka-Cola Quantum, an addictive soft-drink formula saturated with the radioactive isotope Strontium-90, anyone entering it would have been taking their life into their hands. 200 years later, and it's a hellhole full of everything from mutated humanoid crocodiles and caffeine-hyped [[GiantEnemyCrab monstrous crab-mutants]] to bands of warring raiders and lunatics.



** In the episode "Bart Carny" starts with them visiting one of these; eventually they befriend a carny and his son, who run the ring-toss game. After Homer accidently gets the game impounded, leaving the two homeless, the Simpsons lets them live in their house for awhile, only for the carnies to lock them out and take over it as squatters. It takes Homer tricking them with a fake bet to get them out.

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** In the episode "Bart Carny" starts with them visiting one of these; eventually they befriend a carny and his son, who run the ring-toss game. After Homer accidently accidentally gets the game impounded, leaving the two homeless, the Simpsons lets them live in their house for awhile, only for the carnies to lock them out and take over it as squatters. It takes Homer tricking them with a fake bet to get them out.
21st Aug '16 9:22:28 PM Andyroid
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* [[http://www.dismaland.co.uk/ Dismaland]] is an art gallery and "bemusement park" organized by Creator/{{Banksy}} that's deliberately designed to look like a decaying, half-baked Disneyland rip-off.

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* [[http://www.dismaland.co.uk/ Dismaland]] is was an art gallery and "bemusement park" organized by Creator/{{Banksy}} that's in August of 2015, deliberately designed to look like a decaying, half-baked Disneyland rip-off.disturbing Dadaist Disneyland.
24th Jul '16 3:49:14 PM Yuihime
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* ''VideoGame/TheSecretIslandOfDrQuandary'' begins at a carnival whose three main attractions are a ripoff "fortune teller", a Ferris wheel that's clearly about to fall apart any day now, and a midway game that sucks your soul into a doll and strands you on an island if you win.
26th Jun '16 1:14:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''SheepInTheBigCity'' had "Oxymoron's Happy Fun Family Park", an amusement park organized by the notoriously incompetent Oxymoron Inc. The park is ''literally'' just an empty, muddy field strewn with trash and broken glass, with the marketing being based on that you're supposed to tailor your own experience at the park - in other words, just running around using your imagination.

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* ''SheepInTheBigCity'' ''WesternAnimation/SheepInTheBigCity'' had "Oxymoron's Happy Fun Family Park", an amusement park organized by the notoriously incompetent Oxymoron Inc. The park is ''literally'' just an empty, muddy field strewn with trash and broken glass, with the marketing being based on that you're supposed to tailor your own experience at the park - in other words, just running around using your imagination.
21st Jun '16 6:47:05 AM Clare
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* Played with in the ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' episode "The Carnival of Doctor Kalihari", where the titular carnival is only crappy because a crook and his cronies have taken it over and are using it to fleece people. The Defenders (four of whom are exposed to a shrinking potion, meaning most of the episode is spent trying to obtain the antidote before they shrink away to nothing) eventually return the carnival to its rightful (and honest) owners, who give all of them lifetime passes.

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* Played with in the ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' episode "The Carnival of Doctor Kalihari", where the rightful owners of the titular carnival is only crappy because a crook are an honest, law-abiding couple. However, the carnival has been hijacked by conman Doctor Kalihari and his cronies stooges, who have taken turned it over and are using it to fleece people. into a scam, complete with dodgy sideshows. The Defenders (four of whom are exposed to a shrinking potion, meaning most a large portion of the episode is spent trying to obtain the antidote before they shrink away to nothing) eventually return drive the carnival to its rightful (and honest) owners, who give all of them crooks out and are rewarded with lifetime passes.
21st Jun '16 4:33:28 AM Clare
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* Played with in the ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' episode "The Carnival of Doctor Kalihari", where the titular carnival is only crappy because a crook and his cronies have taken it over and are using it to fleece people. The Defenders (four of whom are exposed to a shrinking potion, meaning most of the episode is spent trying to obtain the antidote before they shrink away to nothing) eventually return the carnival to its rightful owners, who give all of them lifetime passes.

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* Played with in the ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' episode "The Carnival of Doctor Kalihari", where the titular carnival is only crappy because a crook and his cronies have taken it over and are using it to fleece people. The Defenders (four of whom are exposed to a shrinking potion, meaning most of the episode is spent trying to obtain the antidote before they shrink away to nothing) eventually return the carnival to its rightful (and honest) owners, who give all of them lifetime passes.
21st Jun '16 4:28:06 AM Clare
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* Played with in the ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' episode "The Carnival of Doctor Kalihari", where the titular carnival is only crappy because a crook and his cronies have taken it over and are using it to fleece people. The Defenders (four of whom are exposed to a shrinking potion, meaning most of the episode is spent trying to obtain the antidote before they shrink away to nothing) eventually return the carnival to its rightful owners, who give all of them lifetime passes.
25th May '16 6:22:42 PM HypnoticMeerkat
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* The video for the NineInchNails song Starfuckers features Trent, [[spoiler: MarilynManson.]], and a small carnival that's either this or AmusementParkofDoom

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* The video for the NineInchNails Music/NineInchNails song Starfuckers features Trent, [[spoiler: MarilynManson.Music/MarilynManson.]], and a small carnival that's either this or AmusementParkofDoomAmusementParkofDoom.
24th Feb '16 8:52:50 AM PrimeEvil
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* Thomas Ligotti's short story "The Gas-Station Carnivals" takes place at one. The attractions and rides are miniatures; the hypnotist and sideshow freaks are costumed attendants; and there's an air of oil-soaked dinginess about the whole thing. And then there's the [[NightmareFuel Ringmaster]]...
15th Dec '15 8:40:08 AM WillBGood
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* ''Firecracker Jim's Family Funtime Carnival'' in {{Brickleberry}} is this trope in spades. Among its more noteable features are games such as "Meth Eating Contests", Whack A Mole with real moles, and a rollercoaster named The Paralyzer, that just comes to a dead stop in the middle of the track.

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* ''Firecracker "Firecracker Jim's Family Funtime Carnival'' Carnival" in {{Brickleberry}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Brickleberry}}'' is this trope in spades. Among its more noteable features are games such as "Meth Eating Contests", Whack A Mole with real moles, and a rollercoaster named The Paralyzer, that just comes to a dead stop in the middle of the track.
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