History MoodWhiplash / LiveActionTV

14th Apr '17 9:48:05 PM Unicorndance
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** Also, there are three episodes that invoke this trope that have something to do with [[SickEpisode illness]] or injury. One has Maria, [[MisterFixit Luis]], [[CheerfulChild Big Bird and Gabi]] playing charades at Maria, Luis and Gabi's apartment. Maria is pretending to be a cow driving a car...when suddenly, she moans and grabs her side. It all goes downhill from there until the next episode, when she gets better. She even had to go to the ''hospital''. The second opens on Luis and Gabi happily practising a dance...until Luis starts moaning and his back is sore. Worst of all, it hurts whenever he ''moves''. The third is about Gabi. She, her parents and Elmo are [[BirthdayEpisode getting ready to celebrate her eighth birthday]]. It has a light mood...up until Maria kisses her face, then looks at her funny and says she may have a fever. Then, it turns out she ''is'' sick.




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* ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' has "Cousin Itt and the Vocational Counselor", an episode in which [[BlindingBangs Cousin]] [[TheUnintelligible Itt]] wants a job, so [[PerkyGoth Gomez]] and [[DarkIsNotEvil Morticia]], who are a HappilyMarried couple, try to train him to be a marriage counsellor by pretending to be a bickering couple. HilarityEnsues when Gomez keeps forgetting he's meant to be mad...but then it goes away when Morticia worries he might be serious. He reassures her he's not, but, and this is somewhat out of character for Morticia, she isn't convinced. She even makes him sleep in the living room.
8th Apr '17 3:30:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''RescueMe'': One minute you'll be rolling on the floor at the various antics of the guys of 62 Truck, two seconds later a bunch of kids die horribly in a fire. every episode is like that.

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* ''RescueMe'': ''Series/RescueMe'': One minute you'll be rolling on the floor at the various antics of the guys of 62 Truck, two seconds later a bunch of kids die horribly in a fire. every episode is like that.
23rd Mar '17 12:05:41 PM skidoo23
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* This has occasionally happened when a show of one genre spins off a series that ends up falling into a different genre or style. Examples:
** ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'', a sitcom, spinning off ''Series/LouGrant'', a hard-hitting newspaper drama.
** ''Series/TheBradyBunch'', a sitcom, being revived as ''Series/TheBradys'', a family drama series.
** ''Series/DoctorWho'', a family-friendly sci-fi romp, spinning off ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' and ''Series/Class2016'', two dark, violent, sexual adults-only series.
** ''Series/NYPDBlue'', a serious, adults-only cop drama, spinning off ''Public Morals'' -- a ''sitcom''.
28th Feb '17 5:12:26 PM Briguy52748
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* ''Series/AllInTheFamily'': Many episodes did this, shifting from drama to comedy. A couple of examples:
** One of the best to do this was Season 3's "Archie Gets Branded," where a mission to determine who painted a swastika on the Bunkers' front door. As the story unfolds to reveal that a neighbor was targeted and a Jewish activist urges "violence for violence," the mood shifts from side-splitting comedy to high drama and each side passionately arguing their point, back to a sigh of relief and light comedy ... to an unbelievable climax that will stun even series protagonist, the unflappable Archie.
** "Edith's 50th Birthday": Much of the first half of the act sees a frightened Edith try to fight off her rapist, who by his actions is very experienced and is hep to every trick in the book; this is divided by light sighs of relief as, to help set up one of the most harrowing scenes -- a shaken Edith warned to get rid of Archie when he has to come to the house to get a punch bowl -- Archie and Mike get into one of their squabbles and cause another punch bowl to get broken and point fingers. Finally, the audience feels triumph when Edith finally gets rid of her attacker; he wasn't counting on a burning cake being flung into his face! Later, the audience is put in Edith's shoes, as she is petrified to even function normally, shaken from her ordeal and unable to begin to cope, and only when Gloria threatens her with disowning her and calling her selfish, and Edith slapping her in the face does she realize she needs to find a way to triumph over her attacker ... by going to the police station to identify him and put him away forever.
24th Feb '17 3:49:39 PM TudorRose
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* The ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'' episode "In Concert" begins with the lighthearted, comedic tone that is typical of the show as the characters prepare to attend a rock concert. Midway through, there is a sudden cut to the day after the concert, when everyone is reeling from the news that eleven people were killed outside the venue while they were inside enjoying themselves. The mood switch is jarring and, to a first-time viewer, inexplicable, until you see the message at the end explaining that the episode was inspired by a real-life tragedy.

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* The ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'' episode "In Concert" begins with the lighthearted, comedic tone that is typical of the show as the characters prepare to attend a rock concert. Midway through, there is a sudden cut to the day after the concert, when everyone is reeling from the news that eleven people were killed outside the venue while they were inside enjoying themselves. The mood switch is jarring and, to a first-time viewer, inexplicable, until you see the message at the end explaining that the episode was inspired by a real-life tragedy.tragedy that took place in Cincinnati on December 3, 1979.
24th Feb '17 3:40:47 PM TudorRose
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* The ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'' episode "In Concert" begins with the lighthearted, comedic tone that is typical of the show as the characters prepare to attend a rock concert. Midway through, there is a sudden cut to the day after the concert, when everyone is reeling from the news that eleven people died outside the venue while they were inside enjoying themselves. The mood switch is jarring and, to a first-time viewer, inexplicable, until you see the message at the end explaining that the episode was inspired by a real-life tragedy.

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* The ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'' episode "In Concert" begins with the lighthearted, comedic tone that is typical of the show as the characters prepare to attend a rock concert. Midway through, there is a sudden cut to the day after the concert, when everyone is reeling from the news that eleven people died were killed outside the venue while they were inside enjoying themselves. The mood switch is jarring and, to a first-time viewer, inexplicable, until you see the message at the end explaining that the episode was inspired by a real-life tragedy.
24th Feb '17 3:39:57 PM TudorRose
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* The ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'' episode "In Concert" begins with the lighthearted, comedic tone that is typical of the show as the characters prepare to attend a rock concert. Midway through, there is a sudden cut to the day after the concert, when everyone is reeling from the news that eleven people died outside the venue while they were inside enjoying themselves. The mood switch is jarring and, to a first-time viewer, inexplicable, until you see the message at the end explaining that the episode was inspired by a real-life tragedy.
16th Feb '17 12:58:50 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' features a lighthearted scene about Arya catching a pigeon and trying to trade it for a pie, [[spoiler: then moments later witnessing her father's execution.]]
** And this was just after she killed the pigeon with her bare hands, breaking the bird's neck.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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features a lighthearted scene about Arya catching a pigeon and trying to trade it for a pie, [[spoiler: then moments later witnessing her father's execution.]]
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]] And this was just after she killed the pigeon with her bare hands, breaking the bird's neck.


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** Jory's humorous DistractedByTheSexy moment in the brothel is immediately followed by a violent ambush resulting in his death.
** This sometimes happens when switching between different plot threads. Arya training with Syrio? Cool, and even a little funny, but the next scene is Dany eating a horse's heart.
** Theon's torture starts with a sudden, comically timed blowing of a horn.
7th Feb '17 9:22:39 AM Siempie
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* S1E3 does this as many times as it can in the span of only two minutes. [[spoiler: The episode starts off with Barb waking up covered in vomit, in an empty pool full of slimy tentacles, along with a monster. Cut to Nancy and Steve having sex. Cut back to Barb scrambling to climb out of the pool. Cut back to Nancy and Steve. Cut back to the pool. Cut back to the sex. Cut back. Cut back. Cut back. Cut back.]] And then the episode starts.

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* S1E3 ** The episode "Holly Jolly" (s1e3) does this as many times as it can in the span of only two minutes. [[spoiler: The episode starts off with Barb waking up covered in vomit, in an empty pool full of slimy tentacles, along with a monster. Cut to Nancy and Steve having sex. Cut back to Barb scrambling to climb out of the pool. Cut back to Nancy and Steve. Cut back to the pool. Cut back to the sex. Cut back. Cut back. Cut back. Cut back.]] And then the episode starts.
7th Feb '17 8:11:28 AM Siempie
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*''Series/StrangerThings''
* S1E3 does this as many times as it can in the span of only two minutes. [[spoiler: The episode starts off with Barb waking up covered in vomit, in an empty pool full of slimy tentacles, along with a monster. Cut to Nancy and Steve having sex. Cut back to Barb scrambling to climb out of the pool. Cut back to Nancy and Steve. Cut back to the pool. Cut back to the sex. Cut back. Cut back. Cut back. Cut back.]] And then the episode starts.
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