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''[[http://www.pbfcomics.com/ The Perry Bible Fellowship]]'' is a newspaper comic strip[=/=]webcomic by Nicholas Gurewitch. It's notable for its [[BlackComedy black, surrealist humour]]. It specializes in juxtaposing [[SugarBowl whimsical settings]] with [[BlackComedy morbid subject matter]]. It's kind of like ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'', except with cutesier art and more murder.

Most of the tropes it encounters, it subverts. {{Art Shift}}s are frequent; it goes for either a very intricate or very simplistic art style, depending on the joke. Has a habit of CrossingTheLineTwice, and sometimes three or four times. At some point, it will probably ruin your childhood. Maybe your adulthood, too.

''Perry Bible Fellowship: The Trial of Colonel Sweeto and Other Stories'', a reprint of the original webcomic and additional artwork, won the 2008 Eisner Comic Book Industry Award for Best Humor Publication. The comic is currently on semi-hiatus, and updates every once in a blue moon.

Compare ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal''.

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!!This webcomic contains examples of:

* AbusiveParents: Many examples of kids being dicked around by parents.
* ArtShift: Usually used as part of a punchline.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: a frequent punchline
%%* BlackComedy
%%* BloodyHilarious
%%* CrapsaccharineWorld
* CutAndPasteComic: For the more elaborate art.
* DeconstructiveParody: See {{homage}} below.
* DopeSlap: Of all the places to start a FoodFight, [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/182 a third-world country is not the best.]]
%%* EarthShatteringKaboom
%%* MoodDissonance
* MoodWhiplash: Comics tend to start out [[TastesLikeDiabetes really sweet]] and then end up ridiculously dark, or vice-versa
%%* NonStandardCharacterDesign
* PrettyInMink: A [[RedheadInGreen redheaded lady in a green dress]] also wears a white fur wrap.
* RealityEnsues: A frequent source of the series' comedy, such as [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/156/ Transformers transforming with passengers riding]] or [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/104/ anthropomorphic cars visiting new places.]]
* RecycledINSPACE: An adults-only version of ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide''.
%%* RefugeInAudacity
%%* RuleOfFunny
* WordSaladTitle: Let's say it's not something likely to be found on a church's bulletin board.
* {{Yonkoma}}: It's perhaps a stretch to call it this, but many strips have exactly four panels, and all are titled.

!!Specific strips contain examples (usually subversions) of:

%%* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: [[http://pbfcomics.com/198 Secret Mutant Hero Team]]
* AIIsACrapshoot: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/274/ Averted in Adam 2.0.]] The robot was curious and compassionate, but when they gave him a HeartDrive aka [[HumansAreBastards humanity....]]
%%* AllYourPowersCombined: Features a {{Deconstruction}} of this, in [[http://pbfcomics.com/186/ this]] comic.
* AfterTheEnd: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/202/ "Post Apocalyptic"]] parodies ''Literature/ThePostman'', with the delivery of a sweepstakes entry.
%%* AnimalNemesis: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/149/ Mocked.]]
%%* AssInALionSkin: [[http://pbfcomics.com/253/ A halfway literal example.]]
%%* BadassPreacher: [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_T792V0_uoCw/R6T6hAIArPI/AAAAAAAAAWk/8zJzYpskpNA/s1600-h/PBF244-Preach_Skate.jpg Preach Skate]]
%%* BadassTeacher: [[http://pbfcomics.com/261/ Mr Ortego is pretty hardcore.]]
* BaseBreakingCharacter: [[http://pbfcomics.com/20/ Skub]], in-universe. Made more hilarious because we, the outside viewer, get no context as to why what looks like a can of ointment causes such violent debates. Some fandoms have even adopted "skub" as a by-word for "Base Breaking Character".
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: A boy in [[http://pbfcomics.com/126 "One More Day"]] wishes for his Gramps to be alive for one more day...too bad Gramps is [[BuriedAlive still in his coffin.]]
* BedroomAdulteryScene: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/133/ A funny one]] where the couple are Anole lizards and the interloper sneaking out is a Chameleon.
* BestialityIsDepraved: Used for subversion in [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/059/ "Disgusting Ted"]]. We see a man leering lustfully at a horse's rump, and his friend being disgusted by that... [[spoiler:but actually all three are centaurs, and Ted's friend is disgusted because the girl centaur is too young.]]
%%* BlindIdiotTranslation: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/105/ You guys sock.]]
%%* ButWhatAboutTheAstronauts: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/034/ Space Disaster]].
%%* CaptainErsatz: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/167/ In this parody of Punch-Out!!]]
%%* CarnivoreConfusion: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/112/ See me after class, Pete.]]
* CassandraTruth: When asking for an answer in [[http://pbfcomics.com/273/ "Quiz Kid"]], the recipient is rather miffed to be handed a sketch of an ejaculating penis...except that he's taking sex ed, so that is the right answer, apparently.
* CharlieAndTheChocolateParody: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/153/ "The Golden Ticket"]] ponders how it would be different if Wonka runs a meat factory instead of a candy factory (note the ArtShift to Quentin Blake)
* ClownCar: [[http://pbfcomics.com/258/ "Honk"]] shows what happens when one crashes.
%%* CombiningMecha: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/186/ Guntron--fire!]]
%%* TheComputerIsYourFriend: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/178/ Truancy bot]], though not very apt.
%%* CoolUncle: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/250/ Crazy Uncle Duncan]].
%%* CorruptCorporateExecutive: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/184/ Durab Inc.]]
%%* CosmeticCatastrophe: "[[http://www.pbfcomics.com/169/ The other girls]] can see vhat ze hell zhey are doing!"
%%* CreepySouvenir: [[http://pbfcomics.com/249/ Or Memorabilia...]]
* CruelTwistEnding: Exaggerated in [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/12/ "Martha's Orphanage"]]. First, Santa doesn't visit the titular orphanage, then it catches fire... [[spoiler:and then it gets attacked by a GiantSpider]].
%%* DefaceOfTheMoon: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/105/ The Schlorbians Strike Again]]
* DepravedKidsShowHost: "Catch Phrase" (The host committed suicide after being dogged by his silly CatchPhrase -- which was then engraved on his tombstone.)
* DistractedByTheSexy: The father of the victim in [[http://pbfcomics.com/272/ "Bully"]] forgets about admonishing his son's attacker and instead makes out with the bully's mother.
%%* DoubleEntendre: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/90/ The point of the Mrs. Hammer strip]].
* EarthShatteringKaboom: Caused by PuppyDogEyes in [[http://pbfcomics.com/162 "Executive Decision"]]. Yes, ItMakesSenseInContext (just barely).
%%* EggMacGuffin: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/231/ Baby.]]
%%* EverythingsPreciousWithPuppies: Happy Birthday, [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/229/ Miggs]].
%%* EyeBeams: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/193/ Fun Bot is screwed.]]
%%** Also [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/33/ a certain woodland creature.]]
%%* TheFaceOfTheSun: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/122/ Here]]
%%** [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/041/ I love you!]]
* FantasticRacism: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/203/ "Bad Apple"]] implies this is the situation between fruits and vegetables, after an apple is beaten up by a carrot and broccoli for spraying 'seedless' on a car.
* FingerInTheMail: After Colonel Sweeto is outed as a chocolate spy, the Chocolate Kingdom [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/129/ receives a box containing his "nut".]]
* FoodFight: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/182/ Not something The Red Cross approves of.]]
* FromBadToWorse: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/12/ Poor Martha's orphanage.]] First Santa forgets them, then the spiders attack ...
* FutureImperfect: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/209/ A futuristic society forgets some of the details about WWII.]]
* GagPenis: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/004/ In exchange for your soul, The Devil will give you one like rope!]]
* GallowsHumor: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/238/ The game Hang-Man takes on a whole new meaning.]]
* GoneHorriblyRight: [[http://pbfcomics.com/115/ Hugbot]] is ''adorable''. Especially when he tries installing a nuclear reactor.
* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: [[http://pbfcomics.com/208/ This hen's father is is very dissapointed with her decision to not keep her eggs ...]]
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/268/ Parodied]] when a realistic rabbit gets into hot water in a land of {{Funny Animal}}s.
* HollywoodHistory: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/209/ Because battles in WWII]] were mainly between British-Jewish Lancers on Zebras and Nazis armed with laser guns and WWI-era Kaiser Helmets.
* {{Homage}}: We wish it didn't, but there are ones to [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/153/ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory]], [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/187/ Family Circus]], [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/213/ The Mario Brothers]], [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/176/ Edward Gorey]], and [[http://i.imgur.com/DEZ6BTS.gif The Giving Tree]] (''The Unforgiving Tree'', now removed from the main site).
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: The principal in [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF049-Kinder_Interview.gif this]] comic.
-->Principal: "What makes you think you'd make a good kindergarden teacher?"
-->Interviewee: *smiles with fanged mouth, rips head off with bare hands, and spiders come out of neck*
-->Principal: "I like your style."
* HumansAreBastards: The implication after [[http://pbfcomics.com/274/ this robot]] is given 'humanity'.
* IKnowMortalKombat: Jeremy applies his skills at Tetris in [[http://pbfcomics.com/206 "Game Boy"]] to clean his room.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: The bully in [[http://pbfcomics.com/103 Nice Shirt]] learns that unicorns are real, the hard way.
* InevitableWaterfall: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/057/ The bird couldn't stay on that raft forever, and they both knew it ...]]
* InkblotTest: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/233/ Psychoanalyst]] tries to pick up one of his patients with a lewd inkblot, and gets slapped for it.
* InterspeciesRomance: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/117 Bacon Egg]] (wherein a farmer who doesn't like bacon and eggs goes to break two lovers up) and [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/069/ Not Today Little One]] (wherein the typical "a child girl and her pet do things" kid's story takes an adult turn). Also [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/255/ Different]].
* JumpingOutOfACake: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/229 "Miggs"]] got the wrong cake.
* KungFuJesus: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/271/ JESUS VS. GANESH]] [[CoolVsAwesome IN A BATTLE FOR SOULS]] (actually prayers for the spelling bee
* LilliputianWarriors: Intruders approach! [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/159/ Release the Agronox!]]
* {{Lolicon}}: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/059/ Disgusting Ted]], which apparently is a joke about [[BestialityIsDepraved boning horses]] at first.
* MakeAWish: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/210/ The Wishing Well.]] It actually works, but everybody only gets one.
%%* MeasuringTheMarigolds: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/267/ Loring's First Theorum]]: ''Everything'' is math, including naked women. (NSFW)
%%* MediumBlending: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/189/ Keep on Truckin'...]]
%%* MentalPictureProjector: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/160/ The Dreamcatcher 3000]].
* MeritBadgesForEverything: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/191/ Even for having protected sex with a prostitute.]] "Be Prepared" indeed.
%%* MindScrew: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/94/ Seriously! What the heck did just happened?]]
%%* TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf: [[http://pbfcomics.com/169/ Parents just don't understand, even undead ones.]]
%%* MoodWhiplash: The comic itself, but [[TearJerker "Carolyn"]] has zero humor.
%%* MoonRabbit: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/120/ That's a big rabbit]]...
* NonHumanHead:
** People with musical instruments for heads are the characters of "[[http://www.pbfcomics.com/263/ Harmony]]"; the bassoon's father is not pleased at her settling to marry a lowly whistle.
** People with rock, paper, or a pair of scissors for heads get into an argument over seating in [[http://pbfcomics.com/113 "Shotgun"]], which they decide can only be decided one way... [[SubvertedTrope gladiatorial combat]].
** [[http://pbfcomics.com/90 "Mrs. Hammer"]] is about a hammer-headed man discovering that his wife (a plank of wood) has a screw embedded in her.
** While at first the characters are angled so it isn't obvious, the twist in [[http://pbfcomics.com/116 "Sweet Deal"]] is that the people all have teeth for heads and can be murdered with excess sugar.
** [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/214 "Hard Read"]] is centered around two people with books for heads.
** [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/227 "Preserves"]] has a peanut butter-headed man marrying a jelly-headed woman, only to be disgusted when her 'will pop if seal is broken' doesn't pop when he takes her veil off.
** The characters in [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/203/ "Bad Apple"]] are gangs of fruit-headed people and rival vegetable-headed people.
** [[http://pbfcomics.com/108 "Genius, Sir"]] shows a war between soldiers with dice for heads and dominoes for heads.
* NoodleIncident: How Mister Ortega lost his hand in [[http://pbfcomics.com/261 "Shop"]]. Apparently, he figures the kid would never believe the story behind it, so keeps it to himself.
* NotDistractedByTheSexy: [[http://pbfcomics.com/267/ Doctor Loring]] just can't avoid reducing everything to geometric proofs.
* NotInFrontOfTheParrot: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/175/ "Boss"]] shows the danger of discussing a KlingonPromotion with a parrot in the room.
%%* OnlyYouCanRepopulateMyRace: Invoked... or exploited... or... something in "[[http://www.pbfcomics.com/253/ The Last Unicorns]]"
%%* OrWasItADream: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/044/ In which you are falling]].
%%* OutWithABang: [[http://pbfcomics.com/257/ One Time Thing]]
%%* PaedoHunt: [[http://pbfcomics.com/215/ Lampshaded to hilariously depressing effect.]]
%%* PantyShot: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/001/ Stiff Breeze]]
%%* PaperThinDisguise: [[http://pbfcomics.com/253/ Unicorn]]
%%* PassingTheTorch: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/220/ Passed On]]!
%%* PerspectiveFlip: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/106/ Mean Old Farmer Brown!]]
%%* PoliceLineup: In [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/157/ one of the gangster strips]].
%%* PoorCommunicationKills: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/246/ Bee]]
* PornStash: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/220/ Passed On]] Grandpa makes sure that his little boy gets one of his most prized possessions, even from beyond the grave.
%%* PortalBook: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/130/ Book World.]]
%%* PowerPerversionPotential: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/137/ Doll Change]]
%%* ThePowerOfLove: In [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/077/ Bunny Pit]]
* PrecisionFStrike: "Barry. Shut the [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/195/ fuck]] up... seriously."
* PuppyDogEyes: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/162/ Wherein a race of puppies manage to convince aliens to go blow up Earth instead of the puppy home planet]], [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/092/ but be careful of overusing it]].
%%* ResetButton: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/111/ Literally.]]
%%* RoboticReveal: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/225/ Casting Call]]
* RocketlessReentry: One comic has an astronaut fall during a spacewalk. Reentry burns him down to a single, minuscule ash, which two children mistake for the first snowflake of winter.
%%* RougeAnglesOfSatin: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/145/ Subverted.]]
* SayMyName: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/145/ NUUÑÑÑEZZZ!!!]]
** [[http://pbfcomics.com/98/ SGT. GRUUUUUUMMBLES!]]
%%* SeriousBusiness: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/113/ Car seats are.]]
%%** As is [[http://pbfcomics.com/20/ Skub]].
%%* SheIsAllGrownUp: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/151/ b]]
%%* SkewedPriorities: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/136/ Super League]] knows what's really important.
%%* SnowMeansLove [[SnowMeansDeath (and Death too)]]: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/030/ Hey Goat, I love this girl!]]
* SnowedIn: [[http://pbfcomics.com/199/ Missing School]] shows that snow days aren't always a good thing.
%%* SpaceX: [[http://pbfcomics.com/51/ Zarflax]]
%%* SplashOfColor: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/222/ Gamblin Man]]
%%* SugarApocalypse: [[http://awesomesquad.wordpress.com/2008/09/26/perry-bible-fellowship-the-lumberjack/ Ho, I nearly forgot!]]
%%** [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/231/ Welcome Baby!]]
%%** [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/46/ Bear Police]]
* SugarBowl: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/48/ Suicide Train]], wherein a man finds out the hard way that it's very hard to commit suicide when you live in a children's pastel world and everything has wings.
%%* SuicidalGotcha: Played with [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/91/ here]]
%%* SymbolSwearing: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/208/ Eggnancy]]
%%* TheTetrisEffect: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/206/ How it can affect your organization.]]
%%* ThatCloudLooksLike: [[http://pbfcomics.com/69/ Not today, little one]]
%%* ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/3/ Bed Monster]]
* TimmyInAWell: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/234/ Or a burning building, rather.]] Subverted, naturally.
%%* TradeSnark: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/155/ Gigaknight.]]
%%* TrainStationGoodbye: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/166/ Goodbye, Stanley.]]
%%* TransformingMecha: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/121/ Refridgeron and Magnimus]] (another strip featuring the two [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/156/ here]])
%%* TrappedInTVLand: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/130/ Not the best idea to explore a messed up fictional world.]]
%%* VaginaDentata: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/51/ Funny]], but {{NSFW}}.
%%* VirginityFlag: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/227/ This strip]].
* WhatMeasureIsANonCute:
** [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/162/ Earth doesn't have puppies as cute as on Pupulon.]]
** [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/92/ Standards of beauty differ.]]
%%* WhenTreesAttack: The Unforgiving Tree.
* YourMimeMakesItReal: A candidate for Mayor of [[http://pbfcomics.com/114/ "Mime City]] is shot dead with a FingerGun...that is, a [[UpToEleven Finger Sniper Rifle]], complete with LaserSight. The police pull out their Finger Guns in response.