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A melodramatic scene that is Played For Laughs
(permanent link) added: 2012-04-16 11:27:43 sponsor: rt2012 (last reply: 2012-04-16 11:29:02)

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Some movies or TV shows include scenes that would be tragic if not for the fact that they are there for comedy purposes. This is especially common in satires (will add to the description later).

Examples:

  • The "we're never gonna score" speech in Beavis And Butthead Do America, accompanied by appropriately sad, dramatic music.
  • South Park does this a lot. One example that comes to mind is the scene in "Christian Rock Hard" where the police chief shows the boys the consequences of downloading music for free - recording artists being "doomed to a life of only semi-luxury".
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