History MoodWhiplash / LiveActionTV

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'':
** The show
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.
18th Oct '16 5:28:45 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Friends}}'' occasionally does this, and never more than in the episode "The One With the Morning After" which deals with the fall out of Ross sleeping with another woman behind Rachel's back after believing she's left him. Even though it's a fairly serious episode, the majority of it still has a few hilarious moments such as Ross and Rachel taking a brief break from their fight to order pizza and Rachel intentionally ordering anchovies mixed in with the toppings and sauce because she knows Ross hates them. However, the very last scene completely abandons the humorous aspect and goes completely serious. Even the brief moment where we see the remaining four other characters still trapped in Monica's back room is suddenly [[PlayedforDrama much more serious]] as they're all somberly listening in to the conversation, with Monica and Phoebe even breaking down into tears as they all realize that their two friends' relationship is over.

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* ''{{Friends}}'' ''Series/{{Friends}}'' occasionally does this, and never this.
** Never
more than in the episode "The One With the Morning After" which deals with the fall out of Ross sleeping with another woman behind Rachel's back after believing she's left him. Even though it's a fairly serious episode, the majority of it still has a few hilarious moments such as Ross and Rachel taking a brief break from their fight to order pizza and Rachel intentionally ordering anchovies mixed in with the toppings and sauce because she knows Ross hates them. However, the very last scene completely abandons the humorous aspect and goes completely serious. Even the brief moment where we see the remaining four other characters still trapped in Monica's back room is suddenly [[PlayedforDrama much more serious]] as they're all somberly listening in to the conversation, with Monica and Phoebe even breaking down into tears as they all realize that their two friends' relationship is over.
6th Oct '16 4:54:55 PM ThallianGold
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**** At the end of the episode, Fred's horrific TearJerker of a death immediately gives way to [[OhCrap Illyria's rebirth.]]
25th Sep '16 6:50:29 AM eowynjedi
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* In the second episode of ''Series/WolfHall'', Thomas Cromwell and his late wife's sister finally give into their feelings for each other, and the next day Cromwell strolls around his garden singing and telling his apprentices a funny story about his youth in Italy (much to their shock, as he never talks about his past). When he gets back into the house, he finds George Cavendish has arrived to tell him that Cardinal Wolsey has died after being charged with treason.
13th Sep '16 11:50:23 AM ArthurEld
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* ''Series/LawAndOrder'': Those commercial breaks. Those PESKY commercial breaks!
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