History Main / ShooOutTheClowns

19th Feb '17 1:23:49 AM DavidCowie
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Some stories manage a nice balance of silly and serious. But one of the most foreboding aspects of any series about to go a dramatic route for a StoryArc is the sudden ignoring of the 'sillier elements', ComicRelief and other humorous elements of a show---which, if done too obviously, can come across as rather awkward and forced. Sometimes the funnier characters are [[PutOnABus sent off]], leave of their own accord, or are even killed... Occasionally the biggest insult occurs: The [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome writers simply stop talking about]] the comical characters and focus on the dramatically relevant ones.

to:

Some stories manage a nice balance of silly and serious. But one of the most foreboding aspects of any series about to go a dramatic route for a StoryArc is the sudden ignoring of the 'sillier elements', ComicRelief and other humorous elements of a show---which, show -- which, if done too obviously, can come across as rather awkward and forced. Sometimes the funnier characters are [[PutOnABus sent off]], leave of their own accord, or are even killed... Occasionally the biggest insult occurs: The [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome writers simply stop talking about]] the comical characters and focus on the dramatically relevant ones.
14th Feb '17 10:12:58 AM DisneyFan94
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'', Mother Willow separates Flit, Meeko and Percy from John Smith and Pocahontas as they share their FirstKiss, just before they are attacked by a jealous Kocoum. Later, said characters stay with Grandmother Willow when Pocahontas makes up her mind and goes to confront her father and the settlers. Similarly, Wiggins is seen dressing Ratcliffe disappears for most of the last twenty minutes of the movie.
* In ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' the Beast and Gaston have their fight alone.

to:

* In ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'', Mother Grandmother Willow separates Flit, Meeko and Percy from John Smith and Pocahontas as they share their FirstKiss, just before they are attacked by a jealous Kocoum. Later, said characters stay with Grandmother Willow when Pocahontas makes up her mind and goes to confront her father and the settlers. Similarly, Wiggins is seen dressing Ratcliffe disappears for most of the last twenty minutes of the movie.
* In ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' the Beast and Gaston have their fight alone. Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, Chip and the [[AllAnimalsAreDogs footstool]] appear after Gaston falls to his death off the ledge of the castle.
28th Jan '17 6:38:56 AM EDP
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11161847/1/The-Vicious-Gods-Wrath The Vicious Gods Wrath]]'' is a DarkerAndEdgier retelling of ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'', and it rams it home when [[spoiler:Jaco dies early trying to prevent Freeza's full resurrection]].
26th Jan '17 4:25:41 AM TheAmazingBlachman
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The show's full dourness was foreshadowed in Episode 22 with the last proper appearance of Kensuke, one of the series' main providers of comedic relief, and last appearance of the school setting, which had been the background for quite a few of the series' lighthearted moments, altogether. Kensuke's last bit of dialogue with Hikari, who herself would also pretty much stop appearing after the very next episode, has them discussing the fact Shinji, Asuka, and Rei haven't been showing up at school for weeks must mean that things have gotten very serious, [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall which can easily be read as commentary on the series' gradual change in tone]]. Finally, the show's [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins cute mascot penguin]], Pen-Pen, is PutOnABus in Episode 24, which is also where pretty much every main character are about their lowest points.

to:

** The show's full dourness was foreshadowed in Episode 22 with the last proper appearance of Kensuke, one of the series' main providers of comedic relief, and the last appearance of the school setting, which had been the background for quite a few of the series' lighthearted moments, altogether. Kensuke's last bit of dialogue with Hikari, who herself would also pretty much stop appearing after the very next episode, has them discussing the fact Shinji, Asuka, and Rei haven't been showing up at school for weeks must mean that things have gotten very serious, [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall which can easily be read as commentary on the series' gradual change in tone]]. Finally, the show's [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins cute mascot penguin]], Pen-Pen, is PutOnABus in Episode 24, which is also where pretty much every main character are about their lowest points.
26th Jan '17 4:24:53 AM TheAmazingBlachman
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The show's full dourness was foreshadowed in Episode 22 with the last proper appearance of Kensuke, perhaps one of the series' main providers of comedic relief, and last appearance of the school setting, which had been the background for quite a few of the series' lighthearted moments, altogether. Kensuke's last bit of dialogue with Hikari, who herself would also pretty much stop appearing after the very next episode, has them discussing the fact Shinji, Asuka, and Rei haven't been showing up at school for weeks must mean that things have gotten very serious, [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall which can easily be read as commentary on the series' gradual change in tone]]. Finally, the show's [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins cute mascot penguin]], Pen-Pen, is PutOnABus in Episode 24, which is also where pretty much every main character are about their lowest points.

to:

** The show's full dourness was foreshadowed in Episode 22 with the last proper appearance of Kensuke, perhaps one of the series' main providers of comedic relief, and last appearance of the school setting, which had been the background for quite a few of the series' lighthearted moments, altogether. Kensuke's last bit of dialogue with Hikari, who herself would also pretty much stop appearing after the very next episode, has them discussing the fact Shinji, Asuka, and Rei haven't been showing up at school for weeks must mean that things have gotten very serious, [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall which can easily be read as commentary on the series' gradual change in tone]]. Finally, the show's [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins cute mascot penguin]], Pen-Pen, is PutOnABus in Episode 24, which is also where pretty much every main character are about their lowest points.
26th Jan '17 4:24:38 AM TheAmazingBlachman
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The show's full dourness was foreshadowed in Episode 22 by the removal of Hikari and Kensuke, who's last proper appearances even have them talking in lines [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall that can easily be read as commentary on the series' gradual change in tone]]. Finally, the show's [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins cute mascot penguin]], Pen-Pen, is PutOnABus in Episode 24, which is also where pretty much every main character are about their lowest points.

to:

** The show's full dourness was foreshadowed in Episode 22 by with the removal of Hikari and Kensuke, who's last proper appearances even appearance of Kensuke, perhaps one of the series' main providers of comedic relief, and last appearance of the school setting, which had been the background for quite a few of the series' lighthearted moments, altogether. Kensuke's last bit of dialogue with Hikari, who herself would also pretty much stop appearing after the very next episode, has them discussing the fact Shinji, Asuka, and Rei haven't been showing up at school for weeks must mean that things have them talking in lines gotten very serious, [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall that which can easily be read as commentary on the series' gradual change in tone]]. Finally, the show's [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins cute mascot penguin]], Pen-Pen, is PutOnABus in Episode 24, which is also where pretty much every main character are about their lowest points.
24th Jan '17 1:16:28 PM DoctorCooper
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* For the season two finale of ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' when The Machine is about to [[spoiler:go offline]] [[TeamPet Bear]] disappears. It's explained he was with Leon.
* In ''Series/InspectorRex'', Giandomenico Morini, a funny, childlike character, transfers to Milan and is replaced by Alberto Monterosso, a more serious character, before [[spoiler:Fabbri is killed]].
* In ''Series/{{Justified}}'', Boyd's murder of [[spoiler:Dewey Crowe]] in season 6 takes the show in a darker direction.
* The shift from comedy to drama on ''Series/{{MASH}}'' was expedited by the departures of such mostly-comedic characters as Henry Blake (at the end of season 3), Trapper John (season 4), Frank Burns (season 6), and Radar (season 8).



* For the season two finale of ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' when The Machine is about to [[spoiler:go offline]] [[TeamPet Bear]] disappears. It's explained he was with Leon.
* In ''Series/{{Justified}}'', Boyd's murder of [[spoiler:Dewey Crowe]] in season 6 takes the show in a darker direction.
* The shift from comedy to drama on ''Series/{{MASH}}'' was expedited by the departures of such mostly-comedic characters as Henry Blake (at the end of season 3), Trapper John (season 4), Frank Burns (season 6), and Radar (season 8).
22nd Jan '17 8:37:34 AM Beed28
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' has the Censors, a goofy reoccurring enemy that comes in several types and appear throughout the game's several Mental Worlds. They are completely absent in the final and most NightmareFuel-centric Mental World, [[spoiler:the Meat Circus]]. Additionally, a PointOfNoReturn at this point prevents Raz from returning to the real world, rendering him unable to see the camp's kids again until the ending.
21st Jan '17 4:49:10 AM GavsEvans123
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** In the same case, Trucy is told to stay home when the rest of the cast travel to Khura'in. She reappears at the end of the case, having stowed away in Edgeworth's suitcase.
20th Jan '17 12:42:52 PM matruz
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'', none of the comedic characters partake in the dramatic ([[FamilyUnfriendlyViolence and brutal]]) fight between Basil and Ratigan, as Fidget was literally ThrownFromTheZeppelin before by the latter, and Dawson remained in the pursuing zeppelin just as Ratigan's crashed into the Big Ben with Basin on board.
This list shows the last 10 events of 316. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.ShooOutTheClowns