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26th Mar '16 10:59:57 AM rjung
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* ''Series/AngieTribeca,'' as a parody of police procedurals, lives on this trope.
22nd Jan '16 2:13:47 PM storymasterb
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* Games Workshop once released a list via ''Magazine/WhiteDwarf'' depicting the Movie Marines, or essentially allowing you to play Space Marines at fluff power levels. The fact that you could buy every Marine in the list a StuntDouble makes it pretty clear the thing was written with tongue firmly in cheek (the Movie Marines were PurposefullyOverpowered, and explicitly only to be used in friendly games).

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20th Jan '16 5:03:11 AM REV6Pilot
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Contrast PlayedForDrama; sometimes, the [[CanonicalListOfSubtleTropeDistinctions only difference]] between one {{trope}} and another is that one is Played For Laughs, while the other is PlayedForDrama.

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Contrast PlayedForDrama; sometimes, the [[CanonicalListOfSubtleTropeDistinctions only difference]] between one {{trope}} and another is that one is Played For Laughs, played for laughs, while the other is PlayedForDrama.
played for drama.
14th Jan '16 8:37:52 PM MrUnderhill
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* The relationship tester in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', done by [[DirtyOldMan Old Hubba]] and available in the extras menu, comes with a warning that it is completely played for laughs and should not be taken seriously, most likely to avoid massive InternetBackdraft from the fanboys and fangirls when Old Hubba gives a bad fortune and sinks their favorite ship.

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* The relationship tester in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', done by [[DirtyOldMan Old Hubba]] and available in the extras menu, comes with a warning that it is completely random, played for laughs laughs, and should not be taken seriously, most likely to avoid massive InternetBackdraft from the fanboys and fangirls when Old Hubba gives a bad fortune and sinks their favorite ship.ship or proposes... [[CrackPairing interesting alternatives.]]
25th Jun '15 5:36:43 PM wootzits
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* Most of the middle of Ep. 4 in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' is Beatrice having fun making the story play out as much as a cheesy kids' action anime as possible. EleventhHourSuperPower, OutOfCharacterMoment, InterfaceScrew, you name it. [[spoiler:After everyone stops acting it becomes obvious in hindsight.]]
* We have [[AllMenArePerverts uncontrolled lechery]], [[WouldHitAGirl fathers beating their daughters]], bipolar childhood friends with murderous grudges, [[KillItWithFire a pyromaniac baby]], a mother who wishes her son was never born, wanton property destruction, and alien invasions. This is ''UruseiYatsura''. All of the above is ''frikken hilarious''.
* Try [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf an Aquatransexual]] with [[spoiler: a mother who thinks he should be manly or [[{{Seppuku}} face the sword]],]] ''way'' too many Fiancées, [[IKnowKungFaux rivals who practice]] all kinds of [[MartialArtsAndCrafts ridiculous martial arts]], a DirtyOldMan FairWeatherMentor who will stop at nothing [[FelonyMisdemeanor to get him into a bra]], [[WeirdnessMagnet and all sorts of other random stuff happening in his neighborhood.]]
* Despite occasional MoodWhiplash, ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' is this for world history.

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* Most of the middle of Ep. 4 in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' is Beatrice having fun making the story play out as much as a cheesy kids' action anime as possible. EleventhHourSuperPower, OutOfCharacterMoment, InterfaceScrew, you name it. [[spoiler:After everyone stops acting it becomes obvious in hindsight.]]
* We have [[AllMenArePerverts uncontrolled lechery]], [[WouldHitAGirl fathers beating their daughters]], bipolar childhood friends with murderous grudges, [[KillItWithFire a pyromaniac baby]], a mother who wishes her son was never born, wanton property destruction, and alien invasions. This is ''UruseiYatsura''.''Manga/UruseiYatsura''. All of the above is ''frikken hilarious''.
* Try [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf an Aquatransexual]] with [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a mother who thinks he should be manly or [[{{Seppuku}} face the sword]],]] ''way'' too many Fiancées, [[IKnowKungFaux rivals who practice]] all kinds of [[MartialArtsAndCrafts ridiculous martial arts]], a DirtyOldMan FairWeatherMentor who will stop at nothing [[FelonyMisdemeanor to get him into a bra]], [[WeirdnessMagnet and all sorts of other random stuff happening in his neighborhood.]]
* Despite occasional MoodWhiplash, ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' ''WebComic/AxisPowersHetalia'' is this for world history.



* In general, [[HaremGenre Harem]] shows such as ''Manga/LoveHina'', ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'', and ''LightNovel/BakaToTestToShoukanjuu'' utilize this trope anytime a female character is [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale shown beating on a male character.]]

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* In general, [[HaremGenre Harem]] shows such as ''Manga/LoveHina'', ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'', and ''LightNovel/BakaToTestToShoukanjuu'' ''LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts'' utilize this trope anytime a female character is [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale shown beating on a male character.]]
4th Jun '15 5:29:35 PM Freemustard
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* The ''VideoGame/Borderlands'' universe runs on this trope for the most part.
4th Jun '15 5:28:55 PM Freemustard
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4th Jun '15 5:26:51 PM Freemustard
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* The ''VideoGame/Borderlands'' universe runs on this trope for the most part.
28th May '15 8:01:49 AM erforce
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* ''FourLions'', a farcical black comedy about five Muslim suicide bombers and their ultimately successful quest to blow themselves and other people up in the most pointless ways possible.
* ''TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo'': What Raven and Beast Boy are doing reflects a type of comedy that Japan has called Manzai, where there is a serious straight and an irreverent idiot (BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine), only it's in an American parody and mockery of the original Japanese Manzai.

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* ''FourLions'', ''Film/FourLions'', a farcical black comedy about five Muslim suicide bombers and their ultimately successful quest to blow themselves and other people up in the most pointless ways possible.
* ''TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo'': ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo'': What Raven and Beast Boy are doing reflects a type of comedy that Japan has called Manzai, where there is a serious straight and an irreverent idiot (BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine), only it's in an American parody and mockery of the original Japanese Manzai.
25th May '15 1:46:27 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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* ''KaBlam'': Billy from "The Off-Beats", The RunningGag in the series usually involved Billy saying something that would get Tina mad, and then the Populars would throw him out of the group, causing Billy to crash into something.

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* ''KaBlam'': ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'': Billy from "The Off-Beats", The RunningGag in the series usually involved Billy saying something that would get Tina mad, and then the Populars would throw him out of the group, causing Billy to crash into something.
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