History MoodWhiplash / LiveActionTV

10th Aug '16 2:31:26 AM 3rdStringPG
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* Filipino ''teleseryes'' LOVE this trope.
** For example, a man arrives home in a chipper mood, kisses his wife in the lips and gives her something nice. The wife admits tearfully that she feels guilt over a recent affair she's had with her husband's best friend. The husband loses his shit and screams at and/or physically abuses his wife.
** Another example would be a father or a mother gently coaxing their teenage daughter to tell her what's been bugging her. The daughter says she's pregnant, and her boyfriend, whom they've never liked, is the dad. The parent, likewise, loses their shit, verbally and/or physically abusing their kid for getting pregnant to a guy they don't like.
16th Jul '16 3:53:53 PM skidoo23
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**** There is also a scene where Romana is forced to shoot and kill a pursuer, which passes quickly but also doesn't fit the mood of the overall story.



*** "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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*** "Kill the Moon" proceeds as a "base under siege" tale until it pivots twice: first when [[spoiler: the Doctor unexpectedly abandons Clara, forcing her to make a difficult decision on behalf of earth]] and again [[spoiler: at the end when Clara becomes the first companion to have a full-scale blow-up at the Doctor since the mid-1960s.]]
*** "The Girl Who Died" is a comedic episode up until its final 10 minutes when [[spoiler: the title comes into play and the Doctor bares his soul to Clara about it before coming up with a fix that he almost instantly regrets.]]
*** "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 as a relatively standard light-hearted story based on a cool premise 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.agony leaving the Doctor struck monotone with anger.]]
13th Jul '16 2:15:56 PM DavidCowie
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* ''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.

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* ''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.involved.
* In one episode of the British documentary series ''Saving Lives at Sea'', a lifeboat crew pull a mentally disturbed woman out of the water:
--> Jesus is over there! Get off me! ({{Beat}}) I like your boots.
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9th Jul '16 9:34:28 AM nombretomado
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* A ''{{Taxi}}'' episode had Jim buying an over-the-hill old racehorse and keeping it in his apartment. Typical Jim hijinks, but the horse inevitably dies. Jim gives it a funeral, and gives a truly sweet, moving eulogy that chokes up the rest of the cast (and plenty of viewers.)
* Done rather tastelessly in an episode of AmericasMostWanted. In the re-enactment, a desperate fugitive looking for shelter runs into an unlocked house to find two rednecks. They chase him out with baseball bats while banjo music plays and John Walsh wryly notes, "They ''weren't'' in the mood for company." Then the next unlocked house he goes to has an old lady who he brutally murders.
* Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger is rather prone to this, both within individual episodes and within the series on the whole. Episodes calling back to a specific series usually take on the tone of that series which makes for some rather odd juxtapositions with probably the most striking being the very light hearted and silly Carranger tribute episode being sandwiched between the character drama heavy Shinkenger double and the two-part, action packed introduction of Basco.
* NewTricks jumps from light-hearted comedy to serious police procedural drama to seniors humour to TearJerker moments, often multiple times in the same episode. If an episode ends on a somber note, it can make the sudden appearance of the show's happy credits theme tune rather jarring.

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* A ''{{Taxi}}'' ''Series/{{Taxi}}'' episode had Jim buying an over-the-hill old racehorse and keeping it in his apartment. Typical Jim hijinks, but the horse inevitably dies. Jim gives it a funeral, and gives a truly sweet, moving eulogy that chokes up the rest of the cast (and plenty of viewers.)
* Done rather tastelessly in an episode of AmericasMostWanted.''Series/AmericasMostWanted''. In the re-enactment, a desperate fugitive looking for shelter runs into an unlocked house to find two rednecks. They chase him out with baseball bats while banjo music plays and John Walsh wryly notes, "They ''weren't'' in the mood for company." Then the next unlocked house he goes to has an old lady who he brutally murders.
* Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'' is rather prone to this, both within individual episodes and within the series on the whole. Episodes calling back to a specific series usually take on the tone of that series which makes for some rather odd juxtapositions with probably the most striking being the very light hearted and silly Carranger tribute episode being sandwiched between the character drama heavy Shinkenger double and the two-part, action packed introduction of Basco.
* NewTricks ''Series/NewTricks'' jumps from light-hearted comedy to serious police procedural drama to seniors humour to TearJerker moments, often multiple times in the same episode. If an episode ends on a somber note, it can make the sudden appearance of the show's happy credits theme tune rather jarring.



* ''TheAquabatsSuperShow'' episode "Showtime!" begins with the team trying to get their big break. When the team hears about something happening in the downtown area, they go check it out. On arrival, they witness a little girl fall into the clutches of aliens. The team and some other allies plan to stop them until [=SuperMagic PowerMan=] and Lanolin Lady show up, defeating the aliens and stealing the Aquabats' chance at fame. The episode maintains a light-hearted feel up to that point, when [[spoiler:the little girl that was rescued uses [=SuperMagic PowerMan=]'s headband to vaporize the superhero couple, and transforms into Space Monster M, who proceeds to terrorize a nearby city in his mecha form.]] Suddenly the plan no longer becomes to save the world to get fame, but because peoples' lives are at stake. It is here that the Aquabats, especially the MC Bat Commander who's been the occasional IdiotHero, [[LetsGetDangerous get their act together]] and outsmart Space Monster M, while the audience learns that [[spoiler:the team is stuck in a GroundhogDayLoop]].

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* ''TheAquabatsSuperShow'' ''Series/TheAquabatsSuperShow'' episode "Showtime!" begins with the team trying to get their big break. When the team hears about something happening in the downtown area, they go check it out. On arrival, they witness a little girl fall into the clutches of aliens. The team and some other allies plan to stop them until [=SuperMagic PowerMan=] and Lanolin Lady show up, defeating the aliens and stealing the Aquabats' chance at fame. The episode maintains a light-hearted feel up to that point, when [[spoiler:the little girl that was rescued uses [=SuperMagic PowerMan=]'s headband to vaporize the superhero couple, and transforms into Space Monster M, who proceeds to terrorize a nearby city in his mecha form.]] Suddenly the plan no longer becomes to save the world to get fame, but because peoples' lives are at stake. It is here that the Aquabats, especially the MC Bat Commander who's been the occasional IdiotHero, [[LetsGetDangerous get their act together]] and outsmart Space Monster M, while the audience learns that [[spoiler:the team is stuck in a GroundhogDayLoop]].
3rd Jul '16 1:29:51 PM gewunomox
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*** The episode "The Magic Bullet" begins with TheBeachBoys playing as complete strangers share the love of Jasmine. A commuter happily stops his car to allow some pedestrians to cross only for a wide-eyed Fred to slam into his window before fleeing, [[ItMakesSenseInContext pursued by Wes and Gunn.]]

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*** The episode "The Magic Bullet" begins with TheBeachBoys Music/TheBeachBoys playing as complete strangers share the love of Jasmine. A commuter happily stops his car to allow some pedestrians to cross only for a wide-eyed Fred to slam into his window before fleeing, [[ItMakesSenseInContext pursued by Wes and Gunn.]]
5th Jun '16 2:15:51 PM nombretomado
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* ''DeadLikeMe'':

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* ''BandOfBrothers'' did this with episode to episode continuity. The last two episodes go from finding a Nazi concentration camp to them going into Hitler's summer home and hilariously looting it of everything of value (up to and including the photo album of his summer vacations).
* Common in ''PushingDaisies'', as it takes place in an extremely [[SlidingScaleOfShinyVersusGritty bright]], [[SugarBowl beautiful universe]] and has some hilarious dialogue, but all the main characters [[DysfunctionJunction have pasts that vary from the merely sad to the downright traumatic]].
* ''TopGear:

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* ''BandOfBrothers'' ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' did this with episode to episode continuity. The last two episodes go from finding a Nazi concentration camp to them going into Hitler's summer home and hilariously looting it of everything of value (up to and including the photo album of his summer vacations).
* Common in ''PushingDaisies'', ''Series/PushingDaisies'', as it takes place in an extremely [[SlidingScaleOfShinyVersusGritty bright]], [[SugarBowl beautiful universe]] and has some hilarious dialogue, but all the main characters [[DysfunctionJunction have pasts that vary from the merely sad to the downright traumatic]].
* ''TopGear:''Series/TopGear'':
19th May '16 4:52:23 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The last 10 minutes of the Season 1 finale of ''QueerAsFolk'' (US). Commitment-phobic Brian shows up at Justin's prom, where the two share an epic DanceOfRomance and even a BigDamnKiss in front of everyone. Then they're leaving to continue their romantic evening when [[spoiler: Justin gets gay-bashed with a baseball bat to the head and the season ends with Michael coming to Brian in the hospital waiting room, Brian looking utterly broken with Justin's blood staining his scarf.]] Wow.

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* The last 10 minutes of the Season 1 finale of ''QueerAsFolk'' ''Series/QueerAsFolk'' (US). Commitment-phobic Brian shows up at Justin's prom, where the two share an epic DanceOfRomance and even a BigDamnKiss in front of everyone. Then they're leaving to continue their romantic evening when [[spoiler: Justin gets gay-bashed with a baseball bat to the head and the season ends with Michael coming to Brian in the hospital waiting room, Brian looking utterly broken with Justin's blood staining his scarf.]] Wow.
18th May '16 2:03:11 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''NightCourt'' did this from time to time, often going all the way around back to funny in the same scene. In "Leon, We Hadly Knew Ye" Judge Harry's foster son (and recurring character) Leon successfully runs away when he can't stand his nice, but prudish new adoptive parents. He's not seen again for the rest of the season. "The Hurricane: part 2" goes all the way back around to funny again. After helping deliver the babies of four couples during a thunderstorm and blackouts Harry slips away to have a deep and emotional talk with God in front of a cross someone left in the courtroom.

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* ''NightCourt'' ''Series/NightCourt'' did this from time to time, often going all the way around back to funny in the same scene. In "Leon, We Hadly Knew Ye" Judge Harry's foster son (and recurring character) Leon successfully runs away when he can't stand his nice, but prudish new adoptive parents. He's not seen again for the rest of the season. "The Hurricane: part 2" goes all the way back around to funny again. After helping deliver the babies of four couples during a thunderstorm and blackouts Harry slips away to have a deep and emotional talk with God in front of a cross someone left in the courtroom.
17th May '16 1:23:24 PM FacefulOfKitchen
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** The ending. There was originally going to be another season, then it was announced that some of the main cast wouldn't be returning, and then it was announced just a few weeks before the end of the season that the show would be cancelled, and the season finale became the series finale. The result is perhaps the most jarring case of Mood whiplash ever: [[spoiler:it cuts from the intended {{Cliffhanger}} of Castle and Beckett lying bleeding on the floor to a cheerful FlashForward of them alive and happy with kids.]]
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.
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