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25th Nov '16 7:52:16 PM MarcoPolo250
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* Teen soaps are prone to this half of the time, apparently to show you that some TeensAreMonsters. {{Nickelodeon}} usually leads this trope, as well as DanSchneider shows that employ DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale. The Creator/DanSchneider shows ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'' and ''Series/ICarly'' are poster-children for ComedicSociopathy, both having a massive KarmaHoudini in the form of Megan and Sam, with their targets Drake & Josh, and Freddie respectively.

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* Teen soaps are prone to this half of the time, apparently to show you that some TeensAreMonsters. {{Nickelodeon}} However, {{Nickelodeon}}'s sitcoms usually leads this trope, as well as DanSchneider especially DanSchneider-created shows that employ DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale. The Creator/DanSchneider shows ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'' and ''Series/ICarly'' are poster-children for ComedicSociopathy, both having a massive KarmaHoudini in the form of Megan and Sam, with their targets Drake & Josh, and Freddie respectively.



* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' - From about Season 4 and onwards it's almost like the writers saw Trey Parker and Matt Stone defend ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' by saying they don't sit down and think, "Who can we piss off," and decided to use this as the basis of the show, with it becoming so mean spirited and removing any heart or warmth it had.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' - From about Season 4 and onwards it's almost like the writers saw Trey Parker and Matt Stone defend ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' by saying they don't sit down and think, "Who can we piss off," and decided starts to use become this as the basis of the show, after its second revival, [[SarcasmMode and its only gotten better with it becoming so mean spirited and removing any heart or warmth it had.each season]].



* A majority of ''WesternAnimation/TheBuzzOnMaggie'' has the eponymous character treated like crap by her parents, her JerkJock older brother Aldrin, the teachers, the AlphaBitch Dawn, and occasionally, her younger brother Pupert and her best friend Rayna. [[spoiler:The only time that the odds were in Maggie's favor was when she was forced to babysit her baby sister Bella while trying to win memorabilia of her favorite band]].
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' seems to have become this in its later seasons, due to SeasonalRot.

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* A majority of ''WesternAnimation/TheBuzzOnMaggie'' episodes has the eponymous character treated like crap by her parents, her JerkJock older brother Aldrin, the teachers, the AlphaBitch Dawn, and occasionally, her younger brother Pupert and her best friend Rayna. [[spoiler:The only time that the odds were in Maggie's favor was when she was forced to babysit her baby sister Bella while trying to win memorabilia of her favorite band]].
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' seems to have become this in its later seasons, due to SeasonalRot.seasons.



%%* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', though to a lesser extent than ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents''. The whole show seems to revolve around ways to just to torture Timmy in the most cruelest ways possible. Heck, his parents get in on the act more often then not. It's a miracle the kid hasn't broken down after all the crap he gets into. In fact, his life being hell is why he has Fairy God parents in the first place, Timmy has two Fairy God Parents who grant his every want at any possible second, Timmy despite parental and babysitter abuse can still live in total paradise whenever he wants. As long as he makes smart wishes and keeps them under control, which, unfortunately, he doesn't.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents''. The whole show seems to Most episodes revolve around ways to just to torture Timmy in the most cruelest ways possible. Heck, even his parents get in on the act more often then not. It's a miracle the kid hasn't broken down after all the crap he gets into. In fact, his life being hell is why he has Fairy God parents in the first place, Timmy has two Fairy God Parents who grant his every want at any possible second, Timmy despite parental and babysitter abuse can still live in total paradise whenever he wants. As long as he makes smart wishes and keeps them under control, which, unfortunately, he doesn't.not.



* ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad''. Almost all of the humour comes from the main characters being complete dicks to each other- Tuddrussel abuses Larry, Larry tries to kill Otto, Otto attacks Tuddrussel etc. The most vicious cases of this is when the writers had decided to make entire episodes dedicated to making sure that Otto is completely miserable, like have him abandoned on islands only inhabited by blood-thirsty baboons. If it's not the main guys- you can bet that some of the jokes come from ether Tuddrussel beating people up for stuff they didn't even do or historical figures being stupid or jerks and their inventions or ideas cause mayhem.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad''. Almost all of the humour comes from the main characters being complete dicks to each other- other. Tuddrussel abuses Larry, Larry tries to kill Otto, Otto attacks Tuddrussel etc. The most vicious cases of this is when the writers had decided to make entire episodes dedicated to making sure that Otto is completely miserable, like have him abandoned on islands only inhabited by blood-thirsty baboons. If it's not the main guys- guys, you can bet that some of the jokes come from ether Tuddrussel beating people up for stuff they didn't even do or historical figures being stupid or jerks and their inventions or ideas cause mayhem.



* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'': No matter where they go, or what they do, Mordecai and Rigby will never get out of their boring work as park groundskeepers.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Sidekick}}''. The show takes place in a city which is such a hive of villainy that there is an entire section where being a good person is literally forbidden. But at least there are superheroes to fight the villains-except that every single one we see completely useless, and the only one we ever actually see doing something is only slightly more moral than the villains he fights. It's widely accepted in this universe that it's the job of the sidekicks, the real focus of the show (hence the name), to do all the real work while the superhero takes all the credit despite the sidekicks usually not actually having any powers or skills. Unfortunately, all the sidekicks we see are either completely incompetent, {{Jerkass}}es with little to no concern for those around them, or both. The only two characters who get a ''relatively'' sympathetic portrayal are Eric and Kitty, both of whom are subjected to a constant stream of mockery and humiliation by everyone including each other.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Sidekick}}''. The show takes place in a city which is such a hive of villainy that there is an entire section where being a good person is literally forbidden. But at least there There are superheroes to fight the villains-except that villains, but every single one we see is completely useless, and the only one we ever actually see doing something is only slightly more moral than the villains he fights. It's widely accepted in this universe that it's the job of the sidekicks, the real focus of the show (hence the name), to do all the real work while the superhero takes all the credit despite the sidekicks usually not actually having any powers or skills.credit. Unfortunately, all the sidekicks we see are either completely incompetent, {{Jerkass}}es with little to no concern for those around them, or both. The only two characters who get a ''relatively'' sympathetic portrayal are Eric and Kitty, both of whom are subjected to a constant stream of mockery and humiliation by everyone including each other.



* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' is prone to this due to the Titans being jerks to each other (and not acting like real superheroes) which is a common criticism for the show. The worst offenders are Staff Meeting, Money Grandma, and Boys vs Girls.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' is prone to this this, due to the Titans main characters being jerks to each other (and not acting like real superheroes) which is a common criticism for other. It's one of the show. reasons why the show is unfavorably compared to the [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans 2003 series]]. The worst offenders are Staff Meeting, Money Grandma, "Staff Meeting", "Money Grandma", and Boys "Boys vs Girls.Girls".



* ''WesternAnimation/ScaredySquirrel'': Basically centers around an [[ButtMonkey unlucky soul]] getting bullied by the manger at his job & he can't seem to get a break from it.



* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'': The protagonist is contently bullied by his father & he lives in a CrapsackWorld.
* ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'' is about 2 kids getting bullied by a monkey-like being and an EvilTeacher in a SuckySchool.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'': The protagonist is contently bullied by his father & he lives in a CrapsackWorld.
* ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'' is about 2 kids getting bullied by a monkey-like being and an EvilTeacher in a SuckySchool.
It's easier to list the characters who aren't selfish jerks who'd take advantage of one another.
6th Nov '16 11:48:29 AM wootzits
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* ''DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys'': Almost all of the women in this comedy are violent bullies-- except Yassan, who is [[SarcasmMode merely]] a crazy threatening stalker.

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* ''DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys'': ''Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys'': Almost all of the women in this comedy are violent bullies-- except Yassan, who is [[SarcasmMode merely]] a crazy threatening stalker.



* Grrl Power! One half-hour OAV which focuses on convincing this one guy to go to school. How do the girls do it? [[spoiler: Set him up for all kinds of miserable tasks, and when he asks for payment, explain that it's not a part-time job. The girls are saving up to set up a new country at some island.]] Oh, and there's also this one man who the girls refuse to do a damn thing for, for no explained reason, even though they make a point of helping everyone else who can pay up.

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* Grrl Power! ''Grrl Power!'' One half-hour OAV which focuses on convincing this one guy to go to school. How do the girls do it? [[spoiler: Set him up for all kinds of miserable tasks, and when he asks for payment, explain that it's not a part-time job. The girls are saving up to set up a new country at some island.]] Oh, and there's also this one man who the girls refuse to do a damn thing for, for no explained reason, even though they make a point of helping everyone else who can pay up.



* '' KeroroGunsou''. Being a space frog with inferiority complex, while trying to take over Earth, only to be at the mercy of the pink-haired Natsumi Hinata, who you live under and forces you to do chores can suck big time.

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* '' KeroroGunsou''.''Manga/SgtFrog''. Being a space frog with inferiority complex, while trying to take over Earth, only to be at the mercy of the pink-haired Natsumi Hinata, who you live under and forces you to do chores can suck big time.
31st Oct '16 9:28:12 AM ThraggLootrippa
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* ''Whacked!'' No matter what the specifics are for any given round, it will ''always'' involve slaughtering your opponents with baseball bats, meat cleavers, exploding rubber duckies, oversized shish kabobs, cacti, missiles, and plenty more! [[DeathIsCheap Again, and again, and again!]]

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* ''Whacked!'' ''VideoGame/{{Whacked}}'' No matter what the specifics are for any given round, it will ''always'' involve slaughtering your opponents with baseball bats, meat cleavers, exploding rubber duckies, oversized shish kabobs, cacti, missiles, and plenty more! [[DeathIsCheap Again, and again, and again!]]
24th Oct '16 9:48:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheOnion's RealityTV parody ''Sex House'' starts out as, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a parody of reality TV]]. However, with its gradual GenreShift and its increasingly indistinct SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror, it plays this trope out pretty fully in later episodes.

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* TheOnion's Website/TheOnion's RealityTV parody ''Sex House'' starts out as, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a parody of reality TV]]. However, with its gradual GenreShift and its increasingly indistinct SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror, it plays this trope out pretty fully in later episodes.
6th Oct '16 11:36:18 AM DustSnitch
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* While the protagonists aren't particularly unlikable, the [[Creator/ThisIsIt Don't Hug Me I'm Scared]] series otherwise fits this; the question in each episode isn't ''whether'' the teacher will horrifically torture the puppets, but ''how''.

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* While the protagonists aren't particularly unlikable, the [[Creator/ThisIsIt Don't Hug Me I'm Scared]] ''WebVideo/DontHugMeImScared'' series otherwise fits this; the question in each episode isn't ''whether'' the teacher will horrifically torture the puppets, but ''how''.
3rd Oct '16 2:13:38 AM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': All the chara ters are both through terrible physical and/or emotional torment just for the audience's amusement.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': All the chara ters characters are both put through terrible physical and/or emotional torment just for the audience's amusement.
3rd Oct '16 2:12:35 AM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': All the chara ters are both through terrible physical and/or emotional torment just for the audience's amusement.
4th Sep '16 1:37:16 PM nombretomado
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* The webcomic ''AnsemRetort'', which tells the tale of a sadistic {{Fox}} reality show.

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* The webcomic ''AnsemRetort'', ''Webcomic/AnsemRetort'', which tells the tale of a sadistic {{Fox}} reality show.
30th Aug '16 10:09:36 AM WillBGood
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** A notable example was 'The Ducksters', featuring a ShowWithinAShow 'Truth or AAAAAAAAH!'. The penalties for missing answers on that show were ... probably not going to make it past the FCC these days.
** Winning wasn't much better, the prizes had a tendency to be ''dropped'' on you.

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** A notable example was 'The Ducksters', featuring a ShowWithinAShow 'Truth or AAAAAAAAH!'. The penalties for missing answers on that show were ... probably not going to make it past the FCC these days.
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days. Winning wasn't much better, better-- the prizes had a tendency to be ''dropped'' on you.
30th Aug '16 10:07:15 AM WillBGood
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* ComicBook/SpiderMan can tend this way, DependingOnTheWriter. At the best of times, writers make sure to show how his superheroic life makes his mundane life more difficult. At the nasty end of the scale, he can't keep a girlfriend ([[ComicBook/OneMoreDay or wife]]), job, or residence; he's roundly hated and on the run from both the police, the mob, and a veritable army of {{Super Villain|s}}; all of his friends are dead, insane, on drugs, insane AND on drugs, or refuse to take his phone calls because he's so unreliable; and he intermittently suffers injuries, power fluctuations, web-fluid shortages, and costume damage. [[spoiler:[[ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan And at one point, his heroism winds up killing him!]]]] How pathetic can it get? There was a three issue run in the early '90s where, because Peter had been so busy with superheroics ''and'' his mundane life, he forgot to do laundry and had to fight crime in a dirty, slightly mildewed costume. ''Everyone'' he encountered commented on the smell and made remarks about his personal hygiene.

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* ComicBook/SpiderMan can tend this way, DependingOnTheWriter. At the best of times, writers make sure to show how his superheroic life makes his mundane life more difficult. At the nasty end of the scale, he can't keep a girlfriend ([[ComicBook/OneMoreDay or wife]]), job, or residence; he's roundly hated and on the run from both the police, the mob, and a veritable army of {{Super Villain|s}}; Villain}}s; all of his friends are dead, insane, on drugs, insane AND on drugs, or refuse to take his phone calls because he's so unreliable; and he intermittently suffers injuries, power fluctuations, web-fluid shortages, and costume damage. [[spoiler:[[ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan And at one point, his heroism winds up killing him!]]]] How pathetic can it get? There was a three issue run in the early '90s where, because Peter had been so busy with superheroics ''and'' his mundane life, he forgot to do laundry and had to fight crime in a dirty, slightly mildewed costume. ''Everyone'' he encountered commented on the smell and made remarks about his personal hygiene.
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