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31st May '17 9:02:45 PM SheldonDinkleburg
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* Much of ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' was one big Kafka Komedy devoted to tormenting Charlie Brown, but even more so in the TV specials.

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* Much of ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' was one big Kafka Komedy devoted to tormenting Charlie Brown, but even more so in the TV specials. R. Sikoryak ran with this and made the parody strip ''[[http://lithub.com/kafka-meets-charlie-brown/ Good olí Gregor Brown]]'', a retelling of ''Literature/TheMetamorphosis'' with ''Peanuts'' characters.
18th May '17 5:35:39 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': In the rare event that Mr. Cat is actually being nice, he gets horribly punished for no reason.
12th May '17 9:43:09 PM revfitz
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* [[http://revfitz.com/existential-terror-breakfast/ Existential Terror and Breakfast]]: Follows the misery of Malcolm Steadman as he experinces one existential crisis after another.
10th May '17 9:09:22 PM igordebraga
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* ''Film/NationalLampoonsVacation'' and sequels are all about things going wrong for BumblingDad Clark Griswold. The 2015 ''Film/{{Vacation}}'' in particular raises the CringeComedy that Clark's son Rusty endures to mean-spirited levels.
9th May '17 4:47:34 AM smalltime
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* Every episode of ''Grizzy & the Lemmings'' has Grizzy just minding his own business when the Lemmings come along and ruin his day with their stupidity.
5th May '17 1:03:04 PM Psi001
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** According to Krusty the Clown's backstory, he was often met with [[DisproportionateRetribution terrible]] [[GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity punishments]] [[FelonyMisdemeanor for silly reasons]], such as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_the_Jackanapes being fired for 22 years because a pair of stage shutters wouldn't open]] or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bart_the_Fink getting his bus pass revoked for drinking a soda]].

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** According to Krusty the Clown's backstory, he was often met with [[DisproportionateRetribution terrible]] [[GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity punishments]] [[FelonyMisdemeanor for silly reasons]], such as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_the_Jackanapes being fired for 22 years because a pair of stage shutters wouldn't open]] or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bart_the_Fink getting his bus pass revoked for drinking a soda]]. Of course Krusty himself is a corrupt MeanBoss who once abused one of his co stars to the breaking point that they framed him for armed robbery.
21st Apr '17 6:50:13 AM TommyTiger
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* This seems to be Meg's only role on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' to the point that [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]] would have to feel pity for her. When most of the cast [[ComedicSociopathy feel a need for a reason to]] [[ButtMonkey hate her anyway.]] Brian is also a victim to this trope at it's most extreme, constantly managing to get caught in the events of the story by inadvertently offending or provoking another (usually more obnoxious) being around him. A recurring gag in newer episodes involves him managing to inadvertently offend [[SomebodyDoesntLoveRaymond Quagmire]] in particular (outside the one point [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech he expressed rather valid reasons for resenting Brian]]).

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* This seems to be Meg's only role on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' to the point that [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]] would have to feel pity for her. When most of the cast [[ComedicSociopathy feel a need for a reason to]] [[ButtMonkey hate her anyway.]] Brian is also a victim to this trope at it's most extreme, constantly managing to get caught in the events of the story by inadvertently offending or provoking another (usually more obnoxious) being around him. A recurring gag in newer episodes involves him managing to inadvertently offend [[SomebodyDoesntLoveRaymond Quagmire]] in particular (outside the one point [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech he expressed rather valid reasons for resenting Brian]]).called out Brian in "Jerome is the New Black"]]).
27th Mar '17 12:26:21 PM Midna
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* Ranma Saotome of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' has this happen in many stories, often revolving around potential cures for his curse. It's not just his curse. The whole ''series'' is a Kafka Komedy. Ranma's problems frequently happen because of the machinations of other people (his father engaged him to multiple women before he was old enough to know what was going on, and VIOLENT women at that, he's frequently blamed for panty thefts committed by Happōsai, etc.), but all the responsibility for solving the mess gets shoved on Ranma. All of this is because of the creator's sense of humor. If you're not watching the show or reading the manga with an ''extremely big'' sense of humor, it's very easy to write off almost everyone as a cast of complete monsters. A lot of the darkest fanfiction for this series came from fans who didn't realize this was supposed to be a ''comedy'' and therefore ''not taken literally''. The only other meliorating factor that's meant to make the series funny is that Ranma himself can be insulting and rude, and can't make up his mind about his "fiancée problem". Whether Ranma's jerkass behavior justifies everyone else's or not, Kafka Komedy still applies.

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* Ranma Saotome of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' has this happen in many stories, often revolving around potential cures for his curse. It's not just his curse. The whole ''series'' is a Kafka Komedy. In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Ranma's problems frequently happen because of the machinations of other people (his father engaged him to multiple women before he was old enough to know what was going on, and VIOLENT women at that, he's frequently blamed for panty thefts committed by Happōsai, etc.), but all the responsibility for solving the mess gets shoved on Ranma. All of this is because of the creator's sense of humor. If you're not watching the show or reading the manga with an ''extremely big'' sense of humor, it's very easy to write off almost everyone as a in the cast of complete monsters. as an unsympathetic {{jerkass}}. A lot of the darkest fanfiction for this series came from fans who didn't realize this was supposed to be a ''comedy'' and therefore ''not taken literally''.seriously''. The only other meliorating factor that's meant to make the series funny is that Ranma himself can be insulting and rude, and can't make up his mind about his "fiancée problem". Whether Ranma's jerkass behavior justifies everyone else's or not, Kafka Komedy still applies.
14th Feb '17 9:34:39 PM TheJayman49
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'': Lincoln Loud can occasionally be selfish, but is still a sweet and nice kid overall. Doesn't stop him from getting hurt, humiliated, or screwed over at every chance possible.
10th Feb '17 9:48:18 PM TommyTiger
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* This seems to be Meg's only role on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' to the point that [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]] would have to feel pity for her. When most of the cast [[ComedicSociopathy feel a need for a reason to]] [[ButtMonkey hate her anyway.]] Brian is also a victim to this trope at it's most extreme, constantly managing to get caught in the events of the story by inadvertently offending or provoking another (usually more obnoxious) being around him. A recurring gag in newer episodes involves him managing to inadvertently offend [[SomebodyDoesntLoveRaymond Quagmire]] in particular (outside the one point [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech he expressed rather valid reasons]] [[TakeThatScrappy for resenting Brian]]).

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* This seems to be Meg's only role on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' to the point that [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]] would have to feel pity for her. When most of the cast [[ComedicSociopathy feel a need for a reason to]] [[ButtMonkey hate her anyway.]] Brian is also a victim to this trope at it's most extreme, constantly managing to get caught in the events of the story by inadvertently offending or provoking another (usually more obnoxious) being around him. A recurring gag in newer episodes involves him managing to inadvertently offend [[SomebodyDoesntLoveRaymond Quagmire]] in particular (outside the one point [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech he expressed rather valid reasons]] [[TakeThatScrappy reasons for resenting Brian]]).



* [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Plankton]] and [[JerkassWoobie Squidward]] from ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' have been [[UnintentionallySympathetic unintentional]] examples of this ever since ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie''.

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* [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Plankton]] and [[JerkassWoobie Squidward]] from ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' have been [[UnintentionallySympathetic unintentional]] examples of this ever since ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie''.from ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie'' to ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'', where it started to die down.
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