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[[caption-width-right:350:Amusing is in the eye of the beholder...or in this case, the ''[[GrievousHarmWithABody body]]''-holder.]]

->''"You call that breaking my spine? You RED team ladies wouldn't know how to break a spine if- ''(crack)'' '''AAAAAAAAAGH MY SPIIIIIINE!'''"''
-->-- '''BLU Soldier''', ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_prZ0JrbQrU Meet the Sandvich]]"

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Injuries in {{slapstick}} comedies never have any lasting effects, are only painful for a short while, and are often a source of visual humor. Occasionally, you will see a character in traction or on crutches or sporting InstantBandages; however, this is strictly for punctuating a gag or putting a cap on an episode, and will never last more than 10 seconds. Gunshots and explosives in particular can lead to Amusing Injuries; what would normally destroy a large chunk of someone's face in real life often does little more than [[AshFace blow soot all over a cartoon character]]. Guns in these shows often inexplicably emit directed explosions to the face rather than firing bullets.

This can lead to ''very'' jarring circumstances within a show. Like say when the plot of an episode rides on a character getting injured and taken out of an event, or when there's a character who's a physician of all things, or in the rare event that a permanent death [[RealityEnsues actually occurs]]. It'll be treated at least [[DudeNotFunny somewhat]] seriously in that particular instance, but next thing you know it, they're back to jumping off cliffs and juggling chainsaws. ...Or trying to see if they can do both at the same time.

Sometimes, it can also involve a huge DoubleStandard. A male character will often suffer them at the hands of a female, who can punch/kick/beat/attack him as much as she wants and it'll be often taken as mere comedy. Try imagining [[WouldntHitAGirl the same situation]] with a GenderFlip... yeah, people will be up in arms. See DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale.

If it does regularly happen to a woman, it is also a SlapstickKnowsNoGender

Amusing Injuries are usually healed via NegativeContinuity. A common variety is ThePratfall. Can overlap with GroinAttack (possibly with InstantSoprano) and AssShove. Required for HyperspaceMallet and MegatonPunch. Extremely common in a PlankGag. CranialEruption is a subtrope. Compare with InconvenientItch. Contrast BloodyHilarious, for when serious injuries are PlayedForLaughs.

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!!Subtropes
[[index]]
* AccordionMan
* AgonyOfTheFeet
* AnvilOnHead
* AshFace
* AttackTheTail
* BananaPeel
* BandageMummy
* BellyFlopCrushing
* BeTheBall
* ButtBiter
* ButtSticker
* ChildhoodBrainDamage (when it's PlayedForLaughs)
* CoconutMeetsCranium
* CranialEruption
* TheDoorSlamsYou
* DropTheWashtub
* EyebrowsBurnedOff
* FailuresOnIce
* FlowerPotDrop
* HammeredIntoTheGround
* HarmlessElectrocution
* HarmlessFreezing
* HumanKnot
* InstantRoast
* InstantSoprano
* InvisibleHoles
* LiteralAssKicking
* MetronomicManMashing
* NonSequiturThud
* PainPoweredLeap
* PianoDrop
* PinchingPain
* RumpRoast
* ShotInTheAss
* SquashedFlat
* SweepingAshes
* ThumbtackOnTheChair
* TorsoWithAView
* WhatADrag
* XRaySparks
* YourHeadAsplode
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* AmusingInjuries/AnimeAndManga
* AmusingInjuries/ComicBooks
* AmusingInjuries/{{Film}}
* AmusingInjuries/LiveActionTV
* AmusingInjuries/TabletopRPG
* AmusingInjuries/VideoGames
* AmusingInjuries/{{Webcomics}}
* AmusingInjuries/WebOriginal
* AmusingInjuries/WesternAnimation
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[[folder:Advertising]]
* Subverted in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxnfGghO5gQ this ad campaign]] by the NSPCC, which combines footage of a real actor physically abusing a terrified cartoon child. The child reacts with Amusing Injuries throughout, until the very end, where a real kid lies in a broken heap at the bottom of the stairs. It's downright uncomfortable to watch, but SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'', Calvin runs into a closed door ''head-first'' at one point.
* In an episode of ''A Day in the life of a Commissar'', a ''DawnOfWar'' machinima, an Imperial Guardsman is panicking because his unit is under artillery barrage. A shell goes off beside him, and he flies through the air, squealing "Wheeeeeee!" as if on a ride.
* In ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'', Achakura has been drowned, hit across the room, among other lethal attacks, mostly by Yuki. She survives them all unscathed, because she doesn't have a physical body.
* ''Fanfic/TiberiumWars'' reveals the true reason the lighting is so low in Nod bases: [[spoiler:Kane loves the sound of people whacking their shins on tables]].
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In the third book of the ''KnightAndRogueSeries'' Michael subjects himself to this when he starts destroying magica plants. The various punishments he recieves involve many painful instincts and, on one occaison, a skunk.
* The entire purpose of Mr Bump of the ''Literature/MrMen''.
* In Christopher Buckley's political satire ''The White House Mess'', President Tucker [[EverybodyLives bloodlessly averts]] a terrorist insurrection in Bermuda by spraying a KnockoutGas. The only injury is a woman whose face was burned, because she fell asleep on her waffle iron.
* In Harry Potter, because of medical magic almost any injury not instantly fatal is fixable.
* Justified in Literature/TheZombieKnight, because servants can recover from almost any injury, and can just be resurrected if they are killed.
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[[folder:Music]]
* TheSmiths' "Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before" describes the narrator suffering terrible injuries and getting sent to the hospital. [[BlackComedy Somehow it manages to be very funny anyway.]]
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic often (but not always) mentions these in his songs (including both parodies and original songs), especially in his song "You Don't Love Me Anymore".[[note]]Which is an original song, but with the video as a parody of Music/{{Extreme}}'s "More Than Words".[[/note]] They also appear in his videos (sometimes).
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[[folder:Newspapers]]
* During the final months of his time as president of the United States, TheOnion ran several news blurbs about George W. Bush suffering increasingly improbable injuries, such as having his eyelid nailed to a wall, being attacked by a crocodile, and being hit by a crashing plane. All ending with him recovering comfortably at Bethesda Naval Hospital.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* A standard ''BeetleBailey'' gag has Sergeant Snorkel pound the daylights out of Beetle as a punishment for laziness or insubordination, whereupon Beetle ends up as a shapeless mass of limbs, hands and feet twisted in anatomically impossible ways. And with missing teeth. Sometimes such or other injuries in the comic are "unamusing" enough to end in a hospital trip, but only if a joke requires it.
* Similarly, in ''FoxTrot'' Jason would often be beaten up by his sister Paige, ending up with some bruises and broken glasses.
* This trope is par for the course in many classic comic strips, which (being static and somewhat trite) would arguably be less funny for lack of them. You could probably make a DrinkingGame out of all the times [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes Calvin opened the door and announced "I'M HO-OME!"]] only for Hobbes to tackle him and roll around with him in a BigBallOfViolence until Calvin was thoroughly bruised and [[ClothingDamage his clothes were partially shredded]]. Didn't happen so much in ''{{Peanuts}}'' (as Charles Schulz preferred to dish out ''psychological'' pain to his characters), but occasionally someone [[ButtMonkey (usually Linus)]] would get knocked on his ass by a punch and have cartoon "whirlies" orbiting around his head.
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* In ''Pinball/{{Diner}},'' shooting the Grill when it is not lit makes a noise of someone burning himself on a hot griddle and then screaming.
* ''Pinball/BigBangBar'' frequently depicts various amusing injuries from its alien patrons, either as they imbibe their various drinks or simply mingle with each other.
* In ''Pinball/TheWizardOfOz'', Dorothy's spinning house includes the feet of the Wicked Witch of the East sticking out from underneath.
* Scratchy suffers these on the playfield of Creator/DataEast's ''[[Pinball/TheSimpsonsDataEast The Simpsons]]''.
* In ''Pinball/TheAdventuresOfRockyAndBullwinkleAndFriends'', missing the SkillShot results in Bullwinkle getting pelted in the face with various objects.
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[[folder:Radio]]
* There was an old radio show featuring the Story Lady, whose job it was to tell short stories, generally with some very weird twists. The fillers used this trope a great deal: Story Lady is very prone to losing her temper and when she does, the only target is generally her hapless partner, who announces the segments. She has no qualms about hitting him with books, beating him out of her path with her bare fists, breaking his limbs, or actually shooting him if he doesn't do what she wants fast enough. No mention of these injuries is brought up later, and they're always, always played for laughs.
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* In ''VisualNovel/YuNo'' Takuya occasionally gets pissed at what other people tell him and punches them in the face. After doing so, he assures them that they had some kind of bug on their face and gets a thank you in response while the injured party offhandedly mentions that they have a chipped tooth or compound fracture now.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''BananaNanaNinja'': [[MeaningfulName Seppuku]] is impaled or otherwise exposed to hilarious harm in almost every episode he appears in. In the accompanying game ''Dueling Ninjas'', every loss scenario for Seppuku involves him being impaled (except for one, where he chokes on [[OldMaster Master Fuji's]] chopstick).
* In HarryPartridge's Twitter cartoon, he threatens to do terrible things to a Cockney orphan. The orphan's response?
--> '''Orphan''': Don't worry about me, folks! I'm animated!
** Somewhat subverted, however...
--> '''Harry (complete with [[EyeScream eyes sewn shut]])''': But the pain will be more than real...
* ''DSBTInsaniT'' sometimes uses this trope, such as Whitney crashing into a tree on her JetPack or Frog hitting a rock while surfboarding.
* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'' is based on ''My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic'', which had plenty of amusing injuries to begin with. ''UFP'' manages to escalate this in the episode "Ponynet Fight!": Twilight Sparkle gets a flowerpot, an anvil, a cart full of hay bales, and a piano dropped on her head. Upon regaining consciousness, she declares, "Look really I didn't the brain damage!" Seconds later, she returns to full lucidity.
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