History Main / HilariousinHindsight

17th Sep '17 11:35:57 AM nombretomado
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Contrast FunnyAneurysmMoment (when something that was once amusing or awesome is now tinged with tragedy thanks to a RealLife or in-story tragedy), DudeNotFunny (when something is considered in bad taste to mock or even mention, no matter what the circumstance), HilariousInFlashback (where a glimpse of the characters' past contrasts amusingly with their established personalities and situation), HarsherInHindsight (when something dramatic or depressing is now worse due to a RealLife or in-story tragedy), UnintentionalPeriodPiece (in the cases where a work that was current when made almost only makes jokes that no current reader can understand) and TwoDecadesBehind (when the writer thought it was current but wasn't), and finally IfItWasFunnyTheFirstTime (in cases where a RunningGag is overused or a joke is only funny once). A "dated reference" is when a single joke (or only a handful) in a series is no longer funny because nobody alive remembers why it was funny, but is NotATrope as it is mostly covered by UnintentionalPeriodPiece and TwoDecadesBehind.

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Contrast FunnyAneurysmMoment (when something that was once amusing or awesome is now tinged with tragedy thanks to a RealLife or in-story tragedy), DudeNotFunny (when something is considered in bad taste to mock or even mention, no matter what the circumstance), HilariousInFlashback (where a glimpse of the characters' past contrasts amusingly with their established personalities and situation), HarsherInHindsight (when something dramatic or depressing is now worse due to a RealLife or in-story tragedy), UnintentionalPeriodPiece (in the cases where a work that was current when made almost only makes jokes that no current reader can understand) and TwoDecadesBehind (when the writer thought it was current but wasn't), and finally IfItWasFunnyTheFirstTime (in cases where a RunningGag is overused or a joke is only funny once). A "dated reference" is when a single joke (or only a handful) in a series is no longer funny because nobody alive remembers why it was funny, but is NotATrope Administrivia/NotATrope as it is mostly covered by UnintentionalPeriodPiece and TwoDecadesBehind.
25th Aug '17 7:51:21 AM CosmicFerret
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Unfortunately, there is no trope or term for when something that was funny is remembered to have been so by people still alive, but is no longer funny because of a later event that simply invalidates the joke - which now falls flat - rather than in a way that is disturbing (in other words, not a FunnyAneurysmMoment but a similar concept in which a specific event causes a normal joke to '''''unexpectedly''' and '''instantly''' become'' a dated reference[[note]] BlandInHindsight and/or NoLongerTrueInHindsight[=?=] UnintentionallyKilledAJoke[=?=] StaleInHindsight[=?=])[[/note]]. Yes, this does happen, ranging in obscurity from [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean "Pirates?" "...of the Carribean!"]] "Somebody's been to [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]] too many times!" from Film/CaptainRon, a relatively obscure [[TheNineties 1992]] family comedy film (thus predating the reference which would currently be considered funny), to [[Series/TheApprentice "You're Fired!"]] ''[[MemeticMutation "Money, Money, money, money..."]]'' after the [[UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump 2016 US Presidential Election]] in uses of the meme that aren't HarsherInHindsight or a FunnyAneurysmMoment.

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Unfortunately, there is no trope or term for when something that was funny is remembered to have been so by people still alive, but is no longer funny because of a later event that simply invalidates the joke - which now falls flat - rather than in a way that is disturbing (in other words, not a FunnyAneurysmMoment but a similar concept in which a specific event causes a normal joke to '''''unexpectedly''' and '''instantly''' become'' a dated reference[[note]] BlandInHindsight and/or NoLongerTrueInHindsight[=?=] UnintentionallyKilledAJoke[=?=] StaleInHindsight[=?=])[[/note]]. Yes, this does happen, ranging in obscurity from [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean [[Ride/PiratesOfTheCaribbean "Pirates?" "...of the Carribean!"]] "Somebody's been to [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]] too many times!" from Film/CaptainRon, a relatively obscure [[TheNineties 1992]] family comedy film (thus predating the reference which would currently be considered funny), to [[Series/TheApprentice "You're Fired!"]] ''[[MemeticMutation "Money, Money, money, money..."]]'' after the [[UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump 2016 US Presidential Election]] in uses of the meme that aren't HarsherInHindsight or a FunnyAneurysmMoment.
20th Jul '17 10:53:54 PM SimYouLater
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Unfortunately, there is no trope or term for when something that was funny is remembered to have been so by people still alive, but is no longer funny because of a later event that simply invalidates the joke - which now falls flat - rather than in a way that is disturbing (in other words, not a FunnyAneurysmMoment but a similar concept in which a specific event causes a normal joke to '''''unexpectedly''' and '''instantly''' become'' a dated reference; BlandInHindsight and/or NoLongerTrueInHindsight[=?=] UnintentionallyKilledAJoke[=?=] StaleInHindsight[=?=]). Yes, this does happen, ranging in obscurity from [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean "Pirates?" "...of the Carribean!"]] "Somebody's been to [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]] too many times!" from Film/CaptainRon, a relatively obscure [[TheNineties 1992]] family comedy film (thus predating the reference which would currently be considered funny), to [[Series/TheApprentice "You're Fired!"]] ''[[MemeticMutation "Money, Money, money, money..."]]'' after the [[UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump 2016 US Presidential Election]] in uses of the meme that aren't HarsherInHindsight or a FunnyAneurysmMoment.

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Unfortunately, there is no trope or term for when something that was funny is remembered to have been so by people still alive, but is no longer funny because of a later event that simply invalidates the joke - which now falls flat - rather than in a way that is disturbing (in other words, not a FunnyAneurysmMoment but a similar concept in which a specific event causes a normal joke to '''''unexpectedly''' and '''instantly''' become'' a dated reference; reference[[note]] BlandInHindsight and/or NoLongerTrueInHindsight[=?=] UnintentionallyKilledAJoke[=?=] StaleInHindsight[=?=]).StaleInHindsight[=?=])[[/note]]. Yes, this does happen, ranging in obscurity from [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean "Pirates?" "...of the Carribean!"]] "Somebody's been to [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]] too many times!" from Film/CaptainRon, a relatively obscure [[TheNineties 1992]] family comedy film (thus predating the reference which would currently be considered funny), to [[Series/TheApprentice "You're Fired!"]] ''[[MemeticMutation "Money, Money, money, money..."]]'' after the [[UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump 2016 US Presidential Election]] in uses of the meme that aren't HarsherInHindsight or a FunnyAneurysmMoment.
20th Jul '17 9:51:31 PM SimYouLater
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Contrast FunnyAneurysmMoment (when something that was once amusing or awesome is now tinged with tragedy thanks to a RealLife or in-story tragedy), DudeNotFunny (when something is considered in bad taste to mock or even mention, no matter what the circumstance), HilariousInFlashback (where a glimpse of the characters' past contrasts amusingly with their established personalities and situation), and HarsherInHindsight (when something dramatic or depressing is now worse due to a RealLife or in-story tragedy).

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Contrast FunnyAneurysmMoment (when something that was once amusing or awesome is now tinged with tragedy thanks to a RealLife or in-story tragedy), DudeNotFunny (when something is considered in bad taste to mock or even mention, no matter what the circumstance), HilariousInFlashback (where a glimpse of the characters' past contrasts amusingly with their established personalities and situation), and HarsherInHindsight (when something dramatic or depressing is now worse due to a RealLife or in-story tragedy).
tragedy), UnintentionalPeriodPiece (in the cases where a work that was current when made almost only makes jokes that no current reader can understand) and TwoDecadesBehind (when the writer thought it was current but wasn't), and finally IfItWasFunnyTheFirstTime (in cases where a RunningGag is overused or a joke is only funny once). A "dated reference" is when a single joke (or only a handful) in a series is no longer funny because nobody alive remembers why it was funny, but is NotATrope as it is mostly covered by UnintentionalPeriodPiece and TwoDecadesBehind.

Unfortunately, there is no trope or term for when something that was funny is remembered to have been so by people still alive, but is no longer funny because of a later event that simply invalidates the joke - which now falls flat - rather than in a way that is disturbing (in other words, not a FunnyAneurysmMoment but a similar concept in which a specific event causes a normal joke to '''''unexpectedly''' and '''instantly''' become'' a dated reference; BlandInHindsight and/or NoLongerTrueInHindsight[=?=] UnintentionallyKilledAJoke[=?=] StaleInHindsight[=?=]). Yes, this does happen, ranging in obscurity from [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean "Pirates?" "...of the Carribean!"]] "Somebody's been to [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]] too many times!" from Film/CaptainRon, a relatively obscure [[TheNineties 1992]] family comedy film (thus predating the reference which would currently be considered funny), to [[Series/TheApprentice "You're Fired!"]] ''[[MemeticMutation "Money, Money, money, money..."]]'' after the [[UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump 2016 US Presidential Election]] in uses of the meme that aren't HarsherInHindsight or a FunnyAneurysmMoment.
28th May '17 12:01:27 PM jtierney50
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18th May '17 7:41:38 PM Phys101
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This is the opposite. It's when a later event, such as a current event or something that happened in the series, is ''funnier'' than it originally was. This is what your literature teacher would call "[[LifeImitatesArt Life imitating Art]]". There's a decent list in this [[http://www.collegehumor.com/article/3351727/seven-jokes-that-came-true College Humor]] feature and another one in this [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19146_8-absurd-jokes-that-predicted-real-life-events.html Cracked.com]] feature.[[note]]As of the end of 2016, the article has become its own ninth example[[/note]]

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This is the opposite. It's when a later event, such as a current event or something that happened in the series, is ''funnier'' than it originally was. This is what your literature teacher would call "[[LifeImitatesArt Life imitating Art]]". There's a decent list in this [[http://www.collegehumor.com/article/3351727/seven-jokes-that-came-true College Humor]] feature and another one in this [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19146_8-absurd-jokes-that-predicted-real-life-events.html Cracked.com]] feature.[[note]]As of the end of 2016, the article has become its own ninth example[[/note]]
example.[[/note]]
18th May '17 7:41:07 PM Phys101
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This is the opposite. It's when a later event, such as a current event or something that happened in the series, is ''funnier'' than it originally was. This is what your literature teacher would call "[[LifeImitatesArt Life imitating Art]]". There's a decent list in this [[http://www.collegehumor.com/article/3351727/seven-jokes-that-came-true College Humor]] feature and another one in this [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19146_8-absurd-jokes-that-predicted-real-life-events.html Cracked.com]] feature.

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This is the opposite. It's when a later event, such as a current event or something that happened in the series, is ''funnier'' than it originally was. This is what your literature teacher would call "[[LifeImitatesArt Life imitating Art]]". There's a decent list in this [[http://www.collegehumor.com/article/3351727/seven-jokes-that-came-true College Humor]] feature and another one in this [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19146_8-absurd-jokes-that-predicted-real-life-events.html Cracked.com]] feature.
feature.[[note]]As of the end of 2016, the article has become its own ninth example[[/note]]
13th May '17 9:59:43 PM mlsmithca
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** ''HilariousInHindsight/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''
11th Apr '17 5:20:29 AM NightShade96
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Added DiffLines:

** ''HilariousInHindsight/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''
** ''HilariousInHindsight/XMenApocalypse''
** ''HilariousInHindsight/XMenDaysOfFuturePast''
15th Mar '17 6:43:15 PM TheJayman49
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** ''HilariousInHindsight/StevenUniverse''
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