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13th Oct '17 7:08:10 AM Malady
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%%* Many sketches on ''SpittingImage.''

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%%* Many sketches on ''SpittingImage.''Series/SpittingImage.''
20th Sep '17 12:13:51 AM Theriocephalus
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* ''WesternAnimation/BimbosInitiation'': The short is about a FunnyAnimal dog named Bimbo who falls into a strange underground realm home to a cult named Do-It-or-Die, which promptly forces him to undergo a series of ridiculous initiations to try to force him to join them. Bimbo spends the rest of the cartoon undergoing one surreal, terrifying trial after the other -- blades cut off pieces of his shadow without harming him, flames and reflections take a life of their own, liquid water solidifies the moment he jumps into it and there is some new surreal phenomenon around every turn. Everything is constantly subverting expectations, offering false hope or just causing bewilderment or worsening Bimbo's situation, ensuring he remains as confused and terrified as possible throughout.
10th Sep '17 12:24:37 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' is, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin unsurprisingly]], this UpToEleven: you can see a bunch of perfectly normal people degrading into this in the matter of minutes - and you'll be hard pressed to find a single unaffected character in the whole film. Bonus points for actually ''not'' breaking any laws of human psyche.

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* ''ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' is, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin unsurprisingly]], this UpToEleven: you can see a bunch of perfectly normal people degrading into this in the matter of minutes - -- and you'll be hard pressed to find a single unaffected character in the whole film. Bonus points for actually ''not'' breaking any laws of human psyche.
6th Sep '17 1:46:00 AM benda
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* ''ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' is, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin unsurprisingly]], this UpToEleven: you can see a bunch of perfectly normal people degrading into this in the matter of minutes - and you'll be hard pressed to find a single unaffected character in the whole film. Bonus points for actually ''not'' breaking any laws of physics or human psyche.

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* ''ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' is, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin unsurprisingly]], this UpToEleven: you can see a bunch of perfectly normal people degrading into this in the matter of minutes - and you'll be hard pressed to find a single unaffected character in the whole film. Bonus points for actually ''not'' breaking any laws of physics or human psyche.
6th Sep '17 1:29:12 AM benda
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* ''ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' is, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin unsurprisingly]], this UpToEleven: you can see a bunch of perfectly normal people degrading into this in the matter of minutes - and you'll be hard pressed to find a single unaffected character in the whole film.

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* ''ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' is, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin unsurprisingly]], this UpToEleven: you can see a bunch of perfectly normal people degrading into this in the matter of minutes - and you'll be hard pressed to find a single unaffected character in the whole film. Bonus points for actually ''not'' breaking any laws of physics or human psyche.
6th Sep '17 1:27:26 AM benda
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* ''ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' is this UpToEleven: you can see a bunch of perfectly normal people degrading into this in the matter of minutes - and you'll be hard pressed to find a single unaffected character in the whole film.

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* ''ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' is is, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin unsurprisingly]], this UpToEleven: you can see a bunch of perfectly normal people degrading into this in the matter of minutes - and you'll be hard pressed to find a single unaffected character in the whole film.
6th Sep '17 1:25:46 AM benda
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* ''ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' is this UpToEleven: you can see a bunch of perfectly normal people degrading into this in the matter of minutes - and you'll be hard pressed to find a single unaffected character in the whole film.
8th Aug '17 1:30:24 PM Theriocephalus
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Compare CosmicPlaything, FinaglesLaw. May leave the reader saying "WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs" May be a result of stepping into a {{Cloudcuckooland}} or CrapsaccharineWorld. Compare and contrast WorldOfChaos.

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Compare CosmicPlaything, FinaglesLaw. May leave the reader saying "WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs" May be a result of stepping into a {{Cloudcuckooland}} or CrapsaccharineWorld. CrapsaccharineWorld, or of a MadGod or RealityWarper taking over. Compare and contrast WorldOfChaos.
WorldOfChaos, which is chaotic, disorganized and unpredictable, but not necessarily hellish or a torment to live in (although the two tropes can certainly overlap).



* The world of ''Film/{{Brazil}}'' would be a good example....depending on how much of that is [[MindScrew just in Sam's head]].

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* The world of ''Film/{{Brazil}}'' would be a good example....example... depending on how much of that is [[MindScrew just in Sam's head]].



* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "The Return of Harmony, Part 2", Equestria gets turned into this under [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Discord]]. Everything gets crazier and more chaotic as the episode goes along and ''everyone'' is pretty much driven insane. To state a few examples: The dirt roads are transformed into soap, some houses are turned into flat props, others are uprooted and float seemingly of their own accord, the very sky shifts rapidly from day to night and back again, along with truly random creatures roaming the chaos-stricken land (buffaloes in tutus, rabbits with impossibly long, spindly legs, ''pies randomly coming up through the floor''...)

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "The "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 The Return of Harmony, Part 2", 2]]", Equestria gets turned into this under [[AnthropomorphicPersonification [[MadGod Discord]]. Everything gets crazier and more chaotic as the episode goes along and ''everyone'' is pretty much driven insane. To state insane in some way or another, whether as a few examples: mockery of their previous selves or in some random way Discord found amusing. The dirt landscape is likewise warped -- roads are transformed turned into soap, some houses are turned into flat props, props and others are uprooted and float seemingly of their own accord, accord and the very sky shifts rapidly from day to night and back again, along with while truly random creatures roaming roam the chaos-stricken land (buffaloes in tutus, rabbits with impossibly long, spindly legs, ''pies randomly coming up through the floor''...)). This is all highlighted by the main character, Twilight, being left sane and aware of twisted everything is and having to deal with a nonsensical world, the hateful, one-dimensional parodies her friends were twisted into and Discordís constant mocking.



* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has this be the ultimate goal of [[BigBad Bill Cipher]], who wants to [[spoiler: remake the universe in his own image, turning it into "a party that never ends with a host that never dies!" The fact that this means TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt doesn't bother him at all.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has this be the ultimate goal of [[BigBad Bill Cipher]], who wants to [[spoiler: remake the universe in his own image, turning it into "a party that never ends with a host that never dies!" The fact that this means TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt doesn't bother him at all.]] The end result is an apocalyptic wasteland full of monsters, burning ruins and "bubbles made of pure madness", all ruled by a horde of nightmare demons under Bill's command who look like something out of a psychedelic trip. The humans and "regular" supernatural creatures -- those that haven't [[LesCollaborateurs joined Bill]] or been trapped in {{Crapsaccharine|world}} dreamlands -- are left to hide in the warped ruins of their world from the giant bat-winged eyeballs Bill sent to hunt them down]].
8th Aug '17 8:36:43 AM Theriocephalus
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* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' sometimes verges on this, especially in the books that star [[TheChewToy Rincewind]]. Played with in ''Discworld/MovingPictures'': When one man wonders why all of CMOT Dibbler's movies (or "clicks") are set in a "World Gone Mad", Dibbler's nephew comments, "Because he is a very observant man."

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* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' sometimes verges on this, especially in the books that star [[TheChewToy Rincewind]]. Played with in ''Discworld/MovingPictures'': When when one man wonders why all of CMOT Dibbler's movies (or "clicks") are set in a "World Gone Mad", Dibbler's nephew comments, comments "Because he is a very observant man."



* Wonderland from ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', as well as Looking-Glass House from ''Literature/ThroughTheLookingGlass'' read rather like this, more than once reducing Alice to tears of frustration at trying to deal with their nonsense.

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* Wonderland Wonderland, from ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', as well as and the Looking-Glass House from ''Literature/ThroughTheLookingGlass'' read rather like this, more than once reducing Alice to tears of frustration at trying to deal with their nonsense.



* The Wiki/{{SCP Foundation}} has many examples, particularly regarding things with extradimensional origins\powers. Whoever the Foundation assigns to study them [[ScienceCannotComprehendPhlebotinum often struggle to explain what the hell is happening]]. [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1193 SCP-1193]] and [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1877 SCP-1877]] stand out because the writer intended them to be intersections of World Gone Mad with reality leading to "mudane is horrible, MindScrew is normal":

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* The Wiki/{{SCP Foundation}} Wiki/SCPFoundation has many examples, particularly regarding things with extradimensional origins\powers. Whoever the Foundation assigns to study them [[ScienceCannotComprehendPhlebotinum often struggle to explain what the hell is happening]]. [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1193 SCP-1193]] and [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1877 SCP-1877]] stand out because the writer intended them to be intersections of World Gone Mad with reality leading to "mudane is horrible, MindScrew is normal":
29th Jul '17 3:05:01 PM RacattackForce
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* On ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' the characters are PettingZooPeople and {{Animate Inanimate Object}}s who live in a predominantly human world. But that's not the weird part; it's where mundane things escalate into something bizarre. Like playing rock, paper, scissors. 100 ties in a row will summon an EldritchAbomination.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', the characters are PettingZooPeople and {{Animate Inanimate Object}}s who live in a predominantly human world. But that's not the weird part; it's where mundane things escalate into something bizarre. Like For example, playing rock, paper, scissors. In the pilot episode, if you manage to tie 100 ties times in a row row, you'll will summon an EldritchAbomination.



* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': this is ultimately the goal of [[EldritchAbomination Bill Cipher]], who wants to [[spoiler: remake the universe in his own image, turning it into "a party that never ends with a host that never dies!" The fact that this means TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt doesn't bother him at all.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has this is ultimately be the ultimate goal of [[EldritchAbomination [[BigBad Bill Cipher]], who wants to [[spoiler: remake the universe in his own image, turning it into "a party that never ends with a host that never dies!" The fact that this means TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt doesn't bother him at all.]]]]
* The world of ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw'' (and, [[SharedUniverse by extension]], ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'') has its main character cursed with Murphy's Law, meaning that anything that can go wrong for Milo and those around him will go wrong. This can range from llama stampedes to sudden alien abduction. And that's to say nothing of the things that aren't a result of Milo, such as a underground society of trapped construction workers or time travelers that want to save pistachios from going extinct.
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