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Note that a dramedy is not just "drama with some comedic elements". Elements of comic relief (bumbling sidekicks, absurd complications, snappy dialogue or pithy one-liners) can appear in all but the very darkest dramas. Even classic tragedies like ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' have it. A dramedy must still be comedic in nature, even if it has a serious plotline. Because of this, expect to see them get lumped in with the sitcoms come award season (this can actually serve as a litmus test for if a show is dramedy or straight drama -- can you imagine it being nominated in the same award category as a sitcom?)

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Note that a dramedy is not just "drama with some comedic elements". elements" or "a comedy with some serious moments." It must contain about equal parts drama and comedy. Elements of comic relief (bumbling sidekicks, absurd complications, snappy dialogue or pithy one-liners) can appear in all but the very darkest dramas. Even classic tragedies like ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' dramas, and most stories have it. A dramedy must still be comedic in nature, even if it has a at least ''some'' serious plotline. elements. Because of this, expect to see them get lumped in with the sitcoms come award season (this can actually serve as a litmus test for if a show is dramedy or straight drama -- can you imagine it being nominated in the same award category as a sitcom?)
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While many stories contain both comedy and drama, a true {{Dramedy}} must belong to the {{genre}} of Drama- defined by stories focusing on character development, intense emotions and inner conflict as the primary source of plot. Just because it's ''dark'', doesn't mean it's a drama. Scifi, action-adventure stories, superhero stories and {{Shonen}} adventures rarely qualify as Drama. Even if the comedy and drama are equally balanced with each other, if both are clearly subservient to the adventure story, its not a dramedy.



* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' (at least the dub, though even the original has its moments of humor.)
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ''



* ''Manga/FairyTail''
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket''
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' - Either anime version will qualify as well as the manga.



* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''



* ''Manga/OnePiece''



* ''Manga/SailorMoon''



* ''Anime/SonicX''



* ''Anime/YuGiOh''
** ''Anime/YuGiOhGX''
** ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds''
** ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL''
** ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV''



* ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye''



* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' - There is plenty of powerful drama in this franchise, contrary to what the [[NeverTrustATrailer trailers would have you believe.]]
* The first two ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' movies.



* ''Film/ItsAVeryMerryMuppetChristmasMovie'' - given that the ItsAWonderfulPlot trope is in play here, the movie can get a bit dour at points but it's still a [[Franchise/TheMuppets Muppet]] film where silliness abounds.

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* ''Film/ItsAVeryMerryMuppetChristmasMovie'' - given that the ItsAWonderfulPlot trope is in play here, the movie can get a bit dour at points but it's still a [[Franchise/TheMuppets Muppet]] film where silliness abounds.



* ''Literature/CiaphasCain''. For starters, the title character is as far from a stereotypical ''40k'' commissar as it is possible to get, and the series pokes fun at many tropes of the ''40k'' universe and MilitaryScienceFiction in general. However, it also plays a number of over-the-top adventure tropes completely straight and is one of the few ''40k'' series to portray the Orks as a serious and terrifying threat instead of comic relief.

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* ''Literature/CiaphasCain''. For starters, the title character is as far from a stereotypical ''40k'' commissar as it is possible to get, and the series pokes fun at many tropes of the ''40k'' universe and MilitaryScienceFiction in general. However, it also plays a number of over-the-top adventure tropes completely straight and is one of the few ''40k'' series to portray the Orks as a serious and terrifying threat instead of comic relief.



* The ''ComicBook/XWingSeries'' novels during Creator/AaronAllston's run, which focuses on Wraith Squadron, a group of commandos and pilots who are also MildlyMilitary {{Bunny Ears Lawyer}}s prone to wacky hijinks and CrazyEnoughToWork plans at the drop of a hat.

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* The ''ComicBook/XWingSeries'' novels during Creator/AaronAllston's run, which focuses on Wraith Squadron, a group of commandos and pilots who are also MildlyMilitary {{Bunny Ears Lawyer}}s prone to wacky hijinks and CrazyEnoughToWork plans at the drop of a hat.



* ''Series/TwoBrokeGirls''

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* ''Series/TwoBrokeGirls''



* ''Series/BreakingBad''
** ''Series/BetterCallSaul''

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* ''Series/BreakingBad''
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* ''Series/{{Community}}''



* ''Series/TheFlash2014''



* ''Series/FullerHouse''
* ''Series/FullHouse''



* ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter''
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''

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* ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter''
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''



* ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor''
* ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario''
* ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank''
* ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', and ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed''



* ''Franchise/AceAttorney''



* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' very skillfully balances over-the-top comedy with drama characteristic of the horror genre.

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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' very skillfully balances over-the-top comedy with drama characteristic of the horror genre.



* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''



* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' (at least [[CerebusSyndrome from the second season's finale onwards]])

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' (at least [[CerebusSyndrome from the second season's finale onwards]])



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''



* ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty''



* ''WesternAnimation/SonicTheHedgehog'' started out as mostly dramatic in Season 1, but added much more humor in Season 2 alongside the drama, shifting it towards dramedy. ''WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground'' also qualifies.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' - the show's tone was noticeably more serious since season 7.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' makes outstanding use of MoodWhiplash in many of its' episodes, especially in "Cat Fingers" and "So Many Birthdays".
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' - has the drama of a DC series, balanced out with {{Animesque}} humor for good measure.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' - [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin It's right in the name]].
** ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBros''

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* ''WesternAnimation/SonicTheHedgehog'' started out as mostly dramatic in Season 1, but added much more humor in Season 2 alongside the drama, shifting it towards dramedy. ''WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground'' also qualifies.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' - the show's tone was noticeably more serious since season 7.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' makes outstanding use of MoodWhiplash in many of its' episodes, especially in "Cat Fingers" and "So Many Birthdays".
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' - has the drama of a DC series, balanced out with {{Animesque}} humor for good measure.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' - [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin It's right in the name]].
** ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBros''
19th Aug '17 11:08:15 AM Mdumas43073
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* ''Film/TheWorldOfHenryOrient''
31st Jul '17 12:50:32 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''Film/{{Nebraska}}''



* ''Webcomic/CaptainUfo'': season 2 (despite some tense moments, season one is purely comedy).



* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''



* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''
* ''Webcomic/CaptainUfo'': season 2 (despite some tense moments, season one is purely comedy).
30th Jul '17 3:58:17 PM wuggles
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See also FirstLawOfTragicomedies

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22nd Jul '17 7:50:35 AM Mdumas43073
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* ''Film/WhipIt''
21st Jul '17 6:41:42 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'' To the point that half the comments on new episodes are proclaiming the plot and drama to be BetterThanCanon.

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* ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'' - To the point that half the comments on new episodes are proclaiming the plot and drama to be BetterThanCanon.
18th Jul '17 4:57:50 PM TristanJeremiah
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See also FirstLawOfTragicomedies
13th Jul '17 7:08:12 PM Mdumas43073
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* ''Film/BrokenFlowers''
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