History MoodWhiplash / WesternAnimation

9th Mar '17 7:23:23 PM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': If anything sad happens, it's certain to be followed by a funny moment.
** From the episode [[BabysittingEpisode "Let's Play Babysitting"]]:
-->'''Mr. Cat''': As a kitten, I was tied up in a sack and thrown into a rushing river. I was saved by a salmon, [[RaisedByWolves raised like her own son.]] Her greatest quality... she couldn't talk at all.
** In the episode "Let's Play Spies", every body is injected with TruthSerum. Bad Kaeloo reveals that she considers herself to be ugly, Mr. Cat confesses that he was abused by his family, and Stumpy reveals... that he [[WholesomeCrossdresser enjoys dressing as a girl]] when nobody else is around.
13th Feb '17 7:12:17 PM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rejected}}'' by Creator/DonHertzfeldt zig-zags wildly between SurrealHumor and SurrealHorror. One segment has a character rip out another character's belly and beat them with it while the victim bleeds to death. Then the first guy wears it as a hat, says "I am the Queen of France!" in a silly voice, and does a weird dance while silly music plays.
13th Dec '16 9:49:42 AM PixelKnight
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** After Batman was [[ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated supposedly killed]], the Joker delivers a eulogy with [[AntagonistInMourning apparently genuine regret]] (or, at least, regret that [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou he didn't get to finish off the Dark Knight himself]]). He then turns on a dime from a sad sigh a jaunty "Well, [[TheFunInFuneral that was fun]]! Who's for Chinese?"

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** After Batman was [[ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated supposedly killed]], the Joker delivers a eulogy with [[AntagonistInMourning apparently genuine regret]] (or, at least, regret that [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou he didn't get to finish off the Dark Knight himself]]). He then turns on a dime from a sad sigh to a jaunty "Well, [[TheFunInFuneral that was fun]]! Who's for Chinese?"
11th Oct '16 7:36:44 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' takes this to an art form, able to switch from wacky humor to stunningly straight-faced drama and pathos on a dime. One example of many involves an episode's story cutting between an all-out brawl between dozens of comical, wish-granting Mr. Meeseeks, Rick drunkenly singing karaoke in a tavern full of silly fantasy creatures, and [[spoiler:Morty fighting off a giant jellybean intent on raping him in the tavern's restroom]]. That last one sounds like it might be played for BlackComedy, but no, ''[[RapeAsDrama it is not]]''.
11th Oct '16 10:28:24 AM 64SuperNintendo
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* ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldHis9Lives'' goes from standard {{ComicStrip/Garfield}} humour, to a surreal take on the Garden of Eden story, to a [[TearJerker sad story]] about a pianist's first cat, to a nightmare-inducing scenario involving a lab cat, to a tribute to ComicStrip/KrazyKat. And at the end Garfield meets God. If you think that's bad, try to find the graphic novel it was based on. Most of the stories made it into the animated special, but not the one that ends with Garfield, drawn as a realistic orange tabby that's [[MindScrew either driven crazy by time travel or possessed by evil spirits,]] leaping with fangs bared and claws outstretched right into the face of his owner, an elderly woman. (Who's not even looking at him, and saying "come play with maw maw" right as he's pouncing.)

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* ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldHis9Lives'' goes from standard {{ComicStrip/Garfield}} humour, to a surreal take on the Garden of Eden story, to a tribute to ComicStrip/KrazyKat, to a [[TearJerker sad story]] about a pianist's first cat, to a nightmare-inducing scenario involving a lab cat, to a tribute to ComicStrip/KrazyKat.cat. And at the end Garfield meets God. If you think that's bad, try to find the graphic novel it was based on. Most of the stories made it into the animated special, but not the one that ends with Garfield, drawn as a realistic orange tabby that's [[MindScrew either driven crazy by time travel or possessed by evil spirits,]] leaping with fangs bared and claws outstretched right into the face of his owner, an elderly woman. (Who's not even looking at him, and saying "come play with maw maw" right as he's pouncing.)
25th Aug '16 11:24:31 PM Premonition45
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** In "Homer the Smithers", Homer is picked by Smithers to substitute as Mr. Burns' personal assistant (as somebody being so woefully incompetent that Burns would appreciate Smithers more), and we see him humorously struggle to keep up in his work. [[RageBreakingPoint Until Homer gets so sick of being berated that he punches Mr. Burns]], knocking him out so hard that Homer seriously worries he'd killed him.

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** In "Homer the Smithers", Homer is picked by Smithers to substitute as Mr. Burns' personal assistant (as somebody being so woefully incompetent that Burns would appreciate Smithers more), and we see him humorously struggle to keep up in his work. [[RageBreakingPoint Until Homer gets so sick of being berated that he punches Mr. Burns]], knocking him out Burns]] so hard that it knocks him out, and Homer seriously worries worried he'd killed him.
22nd Aug '16 4:32:20 PM Premonition45
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** In "Homer the Smithers", Homer is picked by Smithers to substitute as Mr. Burns' personal assistant (as somebody being so woefully incompetent that Burns would appreciate Smithers more), and we see him humorously struggle to keep up in his work. [[RageBreakingPoint Until Homer gets so sick of being berated that he punches Mr. Burns]], knocking him out so hard that Homer seriously worries he'd killed him.
21st Aug '16 2:41:36 AM pointycatears
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** The "best" example of this would be "Birthmark", one of the darkest episodes in the series. It involves the end of the world, Raven's evil father [[{{Satan}} Trigon]] preparing to conquer earth, [[BigBad Slade]] [[spoiler:coming back from the dead with new powers courtesy of the aforementioned Trigon]], and Raven being informed that she will bring about the apocalypse. Then the next episode is about Beast Boy working at a fast food joint and battling evil tofu.

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** The "best" example of this would be "Birthmark", [[WhamEpisode "Birthmark"]], one of the darkest episodes in the series. It involves the end of the world, Raven's evil father [[{{Satan}} Trigon]] preparing to conquer earth, [[BigBad Slade]] [[spoiler:coming back from the dead with new powers courtesy of the aforementioned Trigon]], and Raven being informed that she will bring about the apocalypse. Then the next episode is about [[ItMakesSenseInContext Beast Boy working at a fast food joint and battling evil tofu.tofu]].
25th May '16 12:23:08 PM Stealth
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' wasn't above this either. The third act of the extremely tragic episode "Meltdown" is an emotional roller coaster, involving some of the most poignant moments of the Batman mythos. In the middle of it is a scene where a superpowered villain gets a comedy moment when he realizes he's SurroundedByIdiots after his henchment come to rescue him from a frozen-over river, bringing blankets 'just in case he was cold.' Please note that the villain in question is ''radioactive and superheated'', and visibly none the worse for the wear after the ordeal.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' wasn't above this either. The third act of the extremely tragic episode "Meltdown" is an emotional roller coaster, involving some of the most poignant moments of the Batman mythos. In the middle of it is a scene where a superpowered villain gets a comedy moment when he realizes he's SurroundedByIdiots after his henchment henchmen come to rescue him from a frozen-over river, bringing blankets 'just in case he was cold.' Please note that the villain in question is ''radioactive and superheated'', and visibly none the worse for the wear after the ordeal.
25th May '16 12:22:49 PM Stealth
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' wasn't above this either. The third act of the extremely tragic episode "Meltdown" is an emotional roller coaster, involving some of the most poignant moments of the Batman mythos. In the middle of it is a scene where a superpowered villain gets a comedy moment when he realizes he's SurroundedByIdiots after his henchment come to rescue him from a frozen-over river, bringing blankets 'just in case he was cold.' Please note that the villain in question is ''radioactive and superheated'', and visibly none the worse for the wear after the ordeal.
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