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14th May '17 6:08:41 PM maxwellsilver
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In a Creator/RogerEbert Movie Glossary column, he defined the (related) "Pentimento Paradigm": "Pentimento is when images from an old painting seep through and become visible in a newer picture that has been painted over the old. Thus the relation is when what we know about a filmmaker or actor seeps into our perception of his film work. Example: Any old Rock Hudson movie now that his private life is no longer private. Being aware of the reality behind the fiction may add to the complexity of the drama (Taylor and Burton in ''Theatre/WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf'') or distract from its intentions (Woody and Mia in ''Film/HusbandsAndWives'')." The Rock Hudson and ''Husbands and Wives'' examples are definitely "funny aneurysm" moments.
14th May '17 6:03:08 PM maxwellsilver
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There is also HarsherInHindsight, where a scene that's already tragic becomes even worse due to RealitySubtext or more recent canon. A joke about jumbo jets hitting skyscrapers in works made prior to 9/11 will likely be a "funny aneurysm" moment; a serious plotline about jumbo jets hitting skyscrapers in works made prior to 9/11 is HarsherInHindsight.[[note]]While it is cringeworthy to think about it these days due to the tragedy, the World Trade Center appearing in a work made prior to 9/11 is not an example of this unless there is some sort of reference of the towers being attacked.[[/note]]

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There is also HarsherInHindsight, where a scene that's already tragic becomes even worse due to RealitySubtext later tragic real life events or more recent canon. A joke about jumbo jets hitting skyscrapers in works made prior to 9/11 will likely be a "funny aneurysm" moment; a serious plotline about jumbo jets hitting skyscrapers in works made prior to 9/11 is HarsherInHindsight.[[note]]While it is cringeworthy to think about it these days due to the tragedy, the World Trade Center appearing in a work made prior to 9/11 is not an example of this unless there is some sort of reference of the towers being attacked.[[/note]]
14th May '17 5:52:55 AM PF
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* Since all actors and creators are mortal, if someone mentions death or plays a character who dies, and then die themselves, that's not a "funny aneurysm" moment unless their real world death has some kind of similarity or connection to the circumstances of the death which was originally PlayedForLaughs.
* It is possible for an in-universe event to be rendered a "funny aneurysm" moment by a real life one, even if it is temporary.''

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* Since ''Since all actors and creators are mortal, if someone mentions death or plays a character who dies, and then die themselves, that's not a "funny aneurysm" moment unless their real world death has some kind of similarity or connection to the circumstances of the death which was originally PlayedForLaughs.
PlayedForLaughs.''
* It ''It is possible for an in-universe event to be rendered a "funny aneurysm" moment by a real life one, even if it is temporary.''
14th May '17 5:49:21 AM PF
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There is also HarsherInHindsight, where a scene that's already tragic becomes even worse due to RealitySubtext or more recent canon. A joke about jumbo jets hitting skyscrapers in works made prior to 9/11 will likely be a "funny aneurysm" moment; a serious plotline about jumbo jets hitting skyscrapers in works made prior to 9/11 is HarsherInHindsight.[[note]]The World Trade Center appearing in a work made prior to 9/11 is not an example of this unless there is some sort of reference of the towers being attacked.[[/note]]

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There is also HarsherInHindsight, where a scene that's already tragic becomes even worse due to RealitySubtext or more recent canon. A joke about jumbo jets hitting skyscrapers in works made prior to 9/11 will likely be a "funny aneurysm" moment; a serious plotline about jumbo jets hitting skyscrapers in works made prior to 9/11 is HarsherInHindsight.[[note]]The [[note]]While it is cringeworthy to think about it these days due to the tragedy, the World Trade Center appearing in a work made prior to 9/11 is not an example of this unless there is some sort of reference of the towers being attacked.[[/note]]



''Notes: ''
''Since all actors and creators are mortal, if someone mentions death or plays a character who dies, and then die themselves, that's not a "funny aneurysm" moment unless their real-world death has some kind of similarity or connection to the circumstances of the death which was originally PlayedForLaughs.''
''It is more generally possible, though, for an in-universe event to be rendered a Funny Aneurysm Moment by a real-life one.''

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all actors and creators are mortal, if someone mentions death or plays a character who dies, and then die themselves, that's not a "funny aneurysm" moment unless their real-world real world death has some kind of similarity or connection to the circumstances of the death which was originally PlayedForLaughs.''
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is more generally possible, though, possible for an in-universe event to be rendered a Funny Aneurysm Moment "funny aneurysm" moment by a real-life one.real life one, even if it is temporary.''
14th May '17 12:22:30 AM maxwellsilver
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There is also HarsherInHindsight, where a scene that's already tragic becomes even worse due to RealitySubtext or more recent canon. A joke about jumbo jets hitting skyscrapers in works made prior to 9/11 will likely be a "funny aneurysm" moment; a serious plotline about jumbo jets hitting skyscrapers in works made prior to 9/11 is HarsherInHindsight.[[note]]While it is cringeworthy today, the World Trade Center appearing in a work made prior to 9/11 is not an example of this unless there is some sort of reference of the towers being attacked.[[/note]]

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There is also HarsherInHindsight, where a scene that's already tragic becomes even worse due to RealitySubtext or more recent canon. A joke about jumbo jets hitting skyscrapers in works made prior to 9/11 will likely be a "funny aneurysm" moment; a serious plotline about jumbo jets hitting skyscrapers in works made prior to 9/11 is HarsherInHindsight.[[note]]While it is cringeworthy today, the [[note]]The World Trade Center appearing in a work made prior to 9/11 is not an example of this unless there is some sort of reference of the towers being attacked.[[/note]]
13th May '17 9:09:18 PM maxwellsilver
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A "funny aneurysm" moment is when a scene, joke, or offhand line that was originally meant to be funny or lighthearted becomes cringeworthy due to the unfortunate and/or traumatic events in future installments/episodes of a work or in [[RealitySubtext real life]]. When someone says that a bit of comedy has been "overtaken by events," it is this that is in play.

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A "funny aneurysm" moment is when a scene, joke, or offhand line that was originally meant to be funny or lighthearted becomes cringeworthy due to the unfortunate and/or traumatic events in future installments/episodes of a work or in [[RealitySubtext real life]].life. When someone says that a bit of comedy has been "overtaken by events," it is this that is in play.



The inverse of this, where something in real life or more recent canon retroactively makes a lighthearted moment ''funnier'', is HilariousInHindsight. Depending on how dark your sense of humor is (particularly your attitudes towards BlackComedy and GallowsHumor), a "funny aneurysm" moment could [[ActuallyPrettyFunny actually be funny]] in a twisted way.

In a Creator/RogerEbert Movie Glossary column, he defined the (related) [[RealitySubtext Pentimento Paradigm]]: "Pentimento is when images from an old painting seep through and become visible in a newer picture that has been painted over the old. Thus the relation is when what we know about a filmmaker or actor seeps into our perception of his film work. Example: Any old Rock Hudson movie now that his private life is no longer private. Being aware of the reality behind the fiction may add to the complexity of the drama (Taylor and Burton in ''Theatre/WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf'') or distract from its intentions (Woody and Mia in ''Film/HusbandsAndWives'')." The Rock Hudson and ''Husbands and Wives'' examples are definitely "funny aneurysm" moments.

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The inverse of this, where something in real life or more recent canon retroactively makes a lighthearted moment ''funnier'', is HilariousInHindsight. Depending on how dark your sense of humor is (particularly your attitudes towards BlackComedy and GallowsHumor), a "funny aneurysm" moment could [[ActuallyPrettyFunny actually be funny]] funny in a twisted way.

In a Creator/RogerEbert Movie Glossary column, he defined the (related) [[RealitySubtext Pentimento Paradigm]]: "Pentimento Paradigm": "Pentimento is when images from an old painting seep through and become visible in a newer picture that has been painted over the old. Thus the relation is when what we know about a filmmaker or actor seeps into our perception of his film work. Example: Any old Rock Hudson movie now that his private life is no longer private. Being aware of the reality behind the fiction may add to the complexity of the drama (Taylor and Burton in ''Theatre/WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf'') or distract from its intentions (Woody and Mia in ''Film/HusbandsAndWives'')." The Rock Hudson and ''Husbands and Wives'' examples are definitely "funny aneurysm" moments.
2nd May '17 5:12:34 AM LondonKdS
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''Notes:
Since all actors and creators are mortal, if someone mentions death or plays a character who dies, and then die themselves, that's not a "funny aneurysm" moment unless their real-world death has some kind of similarity or connection to the circumstances of the death which was originally PlayedForLaughs.
It is more generally possible, though, for an in-universe event to be rendered a Funny Aneurysm Moment by a real-life one.''

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''Notes:
Since
''Notes: ''
''Since
all actors and creators are mortal, if someone mentions death or plays a character who dies, and then die themselves, that's not a "funny aneurysm" moment unless their real-world death has some kind of similarity or connection to the circumstances of the death which was originally PlayedForLaughs.
It
PlayedForLaughs.''
''It
is more generally possible, though, for an in-universe event to be rendered a Funny Aneurysm Moment by a real-life one.''
2nd May '17 5:12:07 AM LondonKdS
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''Note: since all actors and creators are mortal, if someone mentions death or plays a character who dies, and then die themselves, that's not a "funny aneurysm" moment unless there's some connection to the circumstances of the death which was originally PlayedForLaughs. In addition, an unfortunate moment or event that temporary occurs in real life can be considered a "funny aneurysm" moment if a work contains some kind of reference of the event beforehand.''

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all actors and creators are mortal, if someone mentions death or plays a character who dies, and then die themselves, that's not a "funny aneurysm" moment unless there's their real-world death has some kind of similarity or connection to the circumstances of the death which was originally PlayedForLaughs. In addition, PlayedForLaughs.
It is more generally possible, though, for
an unfortunate moment or in-universe event that temporary occurs in real life can to be considered rendered a "funny aneurysm" moment if Funny Aneurysm Moment by a work contains some kind of reference of the event beforehand.real-life one.''
17th Mar '17 9:43:42 PM NightShade96
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** FunnyAneurysmMoment/BuffyTheVampireSlayer
** FunnyAneurysmMoment/SaturdayNightLive



** FunnyAneurysmMoment/FamilyGuy
** FunnyAneurysmMoment/TheSimpsons
19th Feb '17 12:18:26 PM bt8257
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Or, if you prefer, it's the moment when [[BuffySpeak the funny]] drops down dead. A "funny aneurysm" is an oxymoron since having an aneurysm isn't funny.[[note]]An aneurysm is a blood-filled balloon-like bulge in the wall of a blood vessel that can lead to death if it ruptures.[[/note]]

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Or, if you prefer, it's the moment when [[BuffySpeak the funny]] drops down dead. A "funny aneurysm" is an oxymoron since having an aneurysm isn't funny.[[note]]An aneurysm is a blood-filled balloon-like bulge in the wall of a blood vessel that can lead to death be fatal if it ruptures.[[/note]]
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