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15th Aug '17 4:43:43 PM nombretomado
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* ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'': It's like ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', Japanese Anime Style.

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* ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'': It's like ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', Japanese Anime Style.
24th Jul '17 6:43:18 AM LentilSandEater
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** Likewise, ''Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm.''

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** %%* Likewise, ''Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm.''



* Although largely subverted, the entire premise behind ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' is that a man is stranded in space by a couple of mad scientists and forced to watch bad movies until he goes insane. The whole thing is played for laughs of course, but some of the movies are truly punishing.

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* Although largely subverted, downplayed, the entire premise behind ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' is that a man is stranded in space by a couple of mad scientists and forced to watch bad movies until he goes insane. The whole thing is played for laughs of course, but some of the movies are truly punishing.
24th Jul '17 6:36:16 AM LentilSandEater
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* Many of the Website/GoAnimate "[[YouAreGrounded Grounded]]" videos are this. Most of them involve one or more trouble-some kids (especially ones from little kid shows, particularly WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}} and WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer) getting grounded grounded grounded grounded grounded grounded for absurdly long periods of time for the slightest offenses. ([[LaserGuidedKarma Though, to be fair, many of them often have it coming]].) Many of these videos are [[SoBadItsGood just so over-the-top that it's funny]], but when the video maker decides to get cruel with the characters' punishments, ''[[UpToEleven hoo boy]]'' does it get cruel. The parent characters become utterly sociopathic (if not outright AxCrazy) compared to their kids and often come out on top [[DesignatedHero even when they clearly don't deserve it]], the kids [[DisproportionateRetribution don't do enough to warrant the long groundings]], and Caillou and Dora are hated and frequently humiliated/grounded/arrested/''killed'' by everyone in the universe [[DesignatedVillain when Caillou or Dora don't even deserve it]], or even just for being baby show characters.

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* Many of the Website/GoAnimate "[[YouAreGrounded Grounded]]" videos are this. Most of them involve one or more trouble-some kids (especially ones from little kid shows, particularly WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}} and WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer) getting grounded grounded grounded grounded grounded grounded for absurdly long periods of time for the slightest offenses. ([[LaserGuidedKarma Though, to be fair, many of them often have it coming]].) Many of these videos are [[SoBadItsGood just so over-the-top that it's funny]], but when the video maker decides to get cruel with the characters' punishments, ''[[UpToEleven hoo boy]]'' does it get cruel. The parent characters become utterly sociopathic (if not outright AxCrazy) compared to their kids and often come out on top [[DesignatedHero even when they clearly don't deserve it]], the kids [[DisproportionateRetribution don't do enough to warrant the long groundings]], and Caillou and Dora are hated and frequently humiliated/grounded/arrested/''killed'' by everyone in the universe [[DesignatedVillain when Caillou or Dora don't even deserve it]], or even just for being baby show characters.
12th Jul '17 11:49:57 PM bfunc
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** The second rule for the GM is "Kill the bastards". An extended part of the rules the players are allowed to see (yes, most of the rules are technically ''illegal'' for players to see) discusses how to make the other bastards kill one another.

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** The second rule for the GM is "Kill the bastards". An extended part of the rules the players are allowed to see (yes, most of the rules are technically ''illegal'' for players to see) see[[note]]The rules themselves mention that it's treasonous for players to see them and that they should report themselves right away for looking ... then goes on to say something like "Now that we've got the suckers out, yes, viewing these rules is treasonous, which means as a proper ''Paranoia'' character you should definitely do it, but don't let your GM know you did." The one exception is the introductory adventure included in the rulebook, which instead says "Don't read this section. We really mean it this time; you'll spoil the fun for yourself if you do."[[/note]]) discusses how to make the other bastards kill one another.
10th Jun '17 8:40:15 AM AmuckCricetine
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* The humor in the BBC TV series ''Series/TheOfficeUK'' and ''{{Series/Extras}}'' comes from the continual humiliation of the main characters, especially the second series of Extras. The US adaptation of ''TheOffice'' will occasionally flirt with this, but seldom rely on it. The same goes for ''Series/TheITCrowd'', often in a big way.
* The BritCom ''Series/{{Bottom}}'' (as well as its spiritual predecessor ''The Young Ones'') exists entirely so the audience can watch two only-slightly-sympathetic {{Loser Protagonist}}s sharing an apartment, arguing, dreaming up {{Zany Scheme}}s that inevitably fail, beating the hell out of each other, and suffering fatal injuries at least once every three episodes. Edmondson, Mayall, and Planer also joined forces for ''Series/FilthyRichAndCatflap''. This sort of show is really Edmondson and Mayall's specialty.

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* The humor in the BBC TV series ''Series/TheOfficeUK'' and ''{{Series/Extras}}'' comes from the continual humiliation of the main characters, especially the second series of Extras. [[Series/TheOfficeUS The US adaptation of ''TheOffice'' adaptation]] will occasionally flirt with this, but seldom rely on it. The same goes for ''Series/TheITCrowd'', often in a big way.
* The BritCom ''Series/{{Bottom}}'' (as well as its spiritual predecessor ''The Young Ones'') ''Series/TheYoungOnes'') exists entirely so the audience can watch two only-slightly-sympathetic {{Loser Protagonist}}s sharing an apartment, arguing, dreaming up {{Zany Scheme}}s that inevitably fail, beating the hell out of each other, and suffering fatal injuries at least once every three episodes. Edmondson, Mayall, and Planer also joined forces for ''Series/FilthyRichAndCatflap''. This sort of show is really Edmondson and Mayall's specialty.
6th Jun '17 11:31:14 PM RandomnessUnlimited
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': All the characters are put through terrible physical and/or emotional torment just for the audience's amusement.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': All the characters are put through terrible physical and/or emotional torment just for the audience's amusement. Due to the ResetButton, some of them have even ''died'' and been fine in the next episode.
20th Mar '17 5:01:12 PM nombretomado
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* Teen soaps are prone to this half of the time, apparently to show you that some TeensAreMonsters. However, {{Nickelodeon}}'s sitcoms usually leads this trope, especially DanSchneider-created shows that employ DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale. ''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. However, {{Nickelodeon}}'s {{Creator/Nickelodeon}}'s sitcoms usually leads this trope, especially DanSchneider-created Creator/DanSchneider-created shows that employ DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale. ''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.
3rd Mar '17 11:07:37 AM CASCHero
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* ''ComicBook/{{Empowered}}'' is another example. Poor Emp is stuck with a suit that is only good at full power and when she's at her most confident...of which she rarely is and the suit is very fragile to boot. What's more she can't wear any clothing under it, so she often finds herself humiliated because of it. Add to the fact that her so called teammates are largely jerkasses to her and you'll start wondering exactly how these people can even be considered superheroes.



%%* ''WesternAnimation/TheDrinkyCrowShow''

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%%* ''WesternAnimation/TheDrinkyCrowShow''* ''WesternAnimation/TheDrinkyCrowShow'', a series about a crow who drinks to escape the rigors of reality and tries to commit suicide regularly. What do you think?



%%* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' certainly qualifies.

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%%* * ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' certainly qualifies.qualifies. Dexter is rarely heroic and most of his exploits are usually for selfish reasons. And if that's not the case, he'll end up being the victim of Deedee's shenanigans.



* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'': It's easier to list the characters who aren't selfish jerks who'd take advantage of one another.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'': It's easier to list the characters who aren't selfish jerks who'd take advantage of one another. Though this is a lighter example then most since some most resolution end up for the better.


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* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'': Basiclly taking the piss out of pop culture icons from the 80s and 90s and throwing them into a BlackComedy situations which usually results in trauma or death.
8th Feb '17 5:56:54 AM otemple700
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* ''Manga/NyanKoi'': The main character, Junpei Kousaka, is deathly allergic to cats and does everything he can to keep away from them, but both his mother and sister love cats so much that they keep one around the house constantly, even lets the cat on the dining table, and treat his cat allergies as petty whining. Junpei also suffers abuse from everyone else around him, is surrounded by people who loves cats, is mocked by his own classmates, occasionally gets treated like a pervert and beaten up for it, and not helping the accusations are smarter than average cats who seem to enjoy making his life hell. That's not even mentioning the Guardian Deity of Cats who cursed Junpei into doing 100 good deeds for cats, or he will be turned into one himself and possibly die from the full-body allergic reaction.

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* ** ''Manga/NyanKoi'': The main character, Junpei Kousaka, is deathly allergic to cats and does everything he can to keep away from them, but both his mother and sister love cats so much that they keep one around the house constantly, even lets the cat on the dining table, and treat his cat allergies as petty whining. Junpei also suffers abuse from everyone else around him, is surrounded by people who loves cats, is mocked by his own classmates, occasionally gets treated like a pervert and beaten up for it, and not helping the accusations are smarter than average cats who seem to enjoy making his life hell. That's not even mentioning the Guardian Deity of Cats who cursed Junpei into doing 100 good deeds for cats, or he will be turned into one himself and possibly die from the full-body allergic reaction.
8th Feb '17 5:56:12 AM otemple700
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Often overlaps with the GrossoutShow. An ImmoralRealityShow will usually be this in-universe. May be the [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil result]], [[HumansAreBastards cause]] or overlap a WorldHalfEmpty. Essentially the basic premise of a DarkFic or ComedicSociopathy. Compare KafkaKomedy. Compare and contrast PointAndLaughShow (RealLife {{Jerkass}}es, but dispensing with the torture in favor of just laughing at their existence) and CringeComedy (where we feel at least ''some'' sympathy for the victims, but that sympathy is outweighed by our voyeurism). The natural habitat of the LethalKlutz.

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Often overlaps with the GrossoutShow. An ImmoralRealityShow will usually be this in-universe. May be Maybe the [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil result]], [[HumansAreBastards cause]] or overlap a WorldHalfEmpty. Essentially the basic premise of a DarkFic or ComedicSociopathy. Compare KafkaKomedy. Compare and contrast PointAndLaughShow (RealLife {{Jerkass}}es, but dispensing with the torture in favor of just laughing at their existence) and CringeComedy (where we feel at least ''some'' sympathy for the victims, but that sympathy is outweighed by our voyeurism). The natural habitat of the LethalKlutz.


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* ''Manga/NyanKoi'': The main character, Junpei Kousaka, is deathly allergic to cats and does everything he can to keep away from them, but both his mother and sister love cats so much that they keep one around the house constantly, even lets the cat on the dining table, and treat his cat allergies as petty whining. Junpei also suffers abuse from everyone else around him, is surrounded by people who loves cats, is mocked by his own classmates, occasionally gets treated like a pervert and beaten up for it, and not helping the accusations are smarter than average cats who seem to enjoy making his life hell. That's not even mentioning the Guardian Deity of Cats who cursed Junpei into doing 100 good deeds for cats, or he will be turned into one himself and possibly die from the full-body allergic reaction.
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