History MoodWhiplash / LiveActionTV

5th Apr '16 12:55:35 AM JulianLapostat
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* ''Series/HawaiiFive0:'' The episode "Ina Paha" alternates between Wo Fat's brutal and ColdBloodedTorture of [=McGarrett=]--using [[PsychoSerum mind-altering drugs]], [[ElectricTorture electrodes]], and good old fashioned [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique physical brutality]]--and [=McGarrett=]'s drug-induced [[FeverDreamEpisode hallucinations]] of a LighterAndSofter alternate universe version of the pilot episode where Victor Hess is stopped from killing John [=McGarrett=] at the last second, Chin Ho is still on the force, Danny is a happily-married CowboyCop who loves living in Hawaii, [[LargeAndInCharge Kamekona]] is an imprisoned crime lord, and [[MsFanservice Kono is a four-time world surfing champion doing TV commercials for lip gloss]].

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* ''Series/HawaiiFive0:'' The episode "Ina Paha" alternates between Wo Fat's brutal and ColdBloodedTorture of [=McGarrett=]--using [[PsychoSerum mind-altering drugs]], [[ElectricTorture electrodes]], and good old fashioned [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique physical brutality]]--and [=McGarrett=]'s drug-induced [[FeverDreamEpisode hallucinations]] of a LighterAndSofter alternate universe version of the pilot episode where Victor Hess is stopped from killing John [=McGarrett=] at the last second, Chin Ho is still on the force, Danny is a happily-married CowboyCop who loves living in Hawaii, [[LargeAndInCharge Kamekona]] is an imprisoned crime lord, and [[MsFanservice Kono is a four-time world surfing champion doing TV commercials for lip gloss]].gloss]].
* ''Series/{{Vinyl}}'' has this in spades. Episodes wear between broad slapstick humor, CringeComedy, BlackComedy, kitchen sink domestic marital strife, tragedy and outright violence. One never knows when things will go out of hand especially when cocaine and rock music is involved.
20th Mar '16 6:06:17 PM nombretomado
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* The later seasons of ''BoyMeetsWorld'' had a lot of this because during those seasons [[CerebusSyndrome the show had a lot more serious plotlines]] while continuing to be a sitcom, so in the more serious episodes comedy relief scenes were injected between the serious scenes. A lot of the episode had a TwoLinesNoWaiting setup where one plot was comedic and one was serious.

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* The later seasons of ''BoyMeetsWorld'' ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' had a lot of this because during those seasons [[CerebusSyndrome the show had a lot more serious plotlines]] while continuing to be a sitcom, so in the more serious episodes comedy relief scenes were injected between the serious scenes. A lot of the episode had a TwoLinesNoWaiting setup where one plot was comedic and one was serious.
18th Mar '16 8:29:42 PM Hossmeister
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14th Mar '16 8:30:45 AM TrustBen
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-->'''Sierra''': That wasn't very quiet.

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-->'''Sierra''': --->'''Sierra''': That wasn't very quiet.
14th Mar '16 8:28:54 AM TrustBen
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*** In "Man on the Street" handler Joe Hearn is sexually abusing his BlankSlate charge Sierra while telling her they need to be very quiet. At that moment [[spoiler: Boyd]] enters and knocks Hearn through a plate glass window.
-->'''Sierra''': That wasn't very quiet.
6th Feb '16 11:01:49 PM nombretomado
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* Done many, many times in ''{{Frasier}}'', when a scene that is initially PlayedForLaughs becomes, upon further elaboration, much darker or more emotional than before. For example, Niles discovers that his wife Maris is cheating on him with his marriage counselor through a hilarious scene of MissedHimByThatMuch where both he and the counselor think they are preparing for a steamy night with Maris. This leads to an equally hilarious confrontation, and an even more hilarious scene where Niles' anger at his wife boils over while coaching a group therapy session; only for the scene to turn into a TearJerker halfway through when he bursts into tears and starts screaming at an absent Maris that he has never, ever cheated on her despite being tempted by Daphne, who treats him well and is a far better person than Maris is, for years, and finally breaking down sobbing that "I wanted to believe that [Maris has been always faithful to him] more than anything in the world, but now...now...I just can't see how I can...Now I just want to ''die.''"

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* Done many, many times in ''{{Frasier}}'', ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', when a scene that is initially PlayedForLaughs becomes, upon further elaboration, much darker or more emotional than before. For example, Niles discovers that his wife Maris is cheating on him with his marriage counselor through a hilarious scene of MissedHimByThatMuch where both he and the counselor think they are preparing for a steamy night with Maris. This leads to an equally hilarious confrontation, and an even more hilarious scene where Niles' anger at his wife boils over while coaching a group therapy session; only for the scene to turn into a TearJerker halfway through when he bursts into tears and starts screaming at an absent Maris that he has never, ever cheated on her despite being tempted by Daphne, who treats him well and is a far better person than Maris is, for years, and finally breaking down sobbing that "I wanted to believe that [Maris has been always faithful to him] more than anything in the world, but now...now...I just can't see how I can...Now I just want to ''die.''"
25th Jan '16 12:54:37 PM skidoo23
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*** "Face the Raven" is very much an uber-example. The episode begins on a lighthearted note and (despite the jeopardy involved) continues in this vein until [[spoiler: without warning it pivots to full out tragedy as longstanding character Clara Oswald learns that she only has minutes to live and spends the remainder of her time giving an emotional goodbye to the Doctor before dying, screaming in agony.]]


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*** "Hell Bent" begins with the Doctor seemingly seeking revenge for the death of [[spoiler: Clara]] and the events of "Heaven Sent", but soon it becomes clear that everything in "Heaven Sent" and the opening of "Hell Bent" [[spoiler: was simply a gambit by the Doctor to get Clara pulled out of time just before her death.]] The moment this occurs, the episode changes tone completely and focuses exclusively on [[spoiler: the relationship between the Doctor and Clara, effectively becoming a two-hander for its second half.]]
23rd Jan '16 10:23:14 PM amphiboly
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* Series/FullHouse does this in episodes "Honey, I Broke the House", "Just Say No Way", "The Last Dance", and "Silence Is Not Golden".

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* Series/FullHouse ''Series/FullHouse'' does this in episodes "Honey, I Broke the House", "Just Say No Way", "The Last Dance", and "Silence Is Not Golden".
15th Jan '16 7:59:32 AM TheDoolio
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*** The revival series embraces this trope wholeheartedly whenever it would cause the Doctor the most angst. See "Journey's End", which has triumph, reunion and celebration followed by [[spoiler:the Doctor being forced to ''MindRape one of his companions'' to prevent her from dying and being all alone again as a result]]. The whiplash occurs in mid-scene, as [[spoiler: Donna is babbling her newfound Time Lord knowledge in a rapidfire manner and just generally being hilarious as the Doctor starts to look sadder and sadder, and then, in mid babble, Donna starts to repeat the same word over and over in a stuck-record fashion and you start to realize that something is very very ''not right.'']]

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*** The revival series embraces this trope wholeheartedly whenever it would cause the Doctor the most angst. See "Journey's End", which has triumph, reunion and celebration followed by [[spoiler:the Doctor being forced to ''MindRape erase the memory of one of his companions'' companions to prevent her from dying and being all alone again as a result]]. The whiplash occurs in mid-scene, as [[spoiler: Donna is babbling her newfound Time Lord knowledge in a rapidfire manner and just generally being hilarious as the Doctor starts to look sadder and sadder, and then, in mid babble, Donna starts to repeat the same word over and over in a stuck-record fashion and you start to realize that something is very very ''not right.'']]
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