"Dramedy" is a [[https://www.google.com/search?q=neologism+definition&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1 neologism]] formed from a combination of the words {{Drama}} and {{Comedy}} to describe a genre of film and television, such as ''Series/{{MASH}}'', blurring genre lines to combine comedy and drama elements in a consistent fashion. Though this has become popular in recent times, one of the first times the two genres were ever combined was in the Creator/CharlieChaplin film ''Film/TheKid1921'', making this OlderThanTheyThink.

Dramedies sometimes make use of MagicRealism. Due to its nature, the genre is especially vulnerable to MoodWhiplash.

Note that a dramedy is not just "drama with some comedic elements". Elements of comic relief (bumbling sidekicks, absurd complications, snappy dialogue or pithy one-liners) can appear in all but the very darkest dramas. Even classic tragedies like ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' have it. A dramedy must still be comedic in nature, even if it has a serious plotline. Because of this, expect to see them get lumped in with the sitcoms come award season (this can actually serve as a litmus test for if a show is dramedy or straight drama -- can you imagine it being nominated in the same award category as a sitcom?)

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!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Anime/{{Air}}''
* ''Anime/BDamanCrossfire''
* ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}''
* ''LightNovel/DateALive''
* ''Manga/DiamondNoAce''
* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' (at least the dub, though even the original has its moments of humor.)
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ''
* ''Anime/ElCazadorDeLaBruja''
* ''Manga/FairyTail''
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket''
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' - Either anime version will qualify as well as the manga.
* ''Anime/{{Hamatora}}''
* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler''
* ''Manga/KotouraSan''
* ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke''
* ''Manga/{{Mahoromatic}}''
* ''Manga/MaisonIkkoku'': Widely considered to be the UrExample in anime, especially given the directorial style of the anime.
* ''Anime/MonColleKnights''
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
* ''Anime/NobunagaTheFool''
* ''Manga/OnePiece''
* ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' fluctuates a lot between LighterAndSofter and DarkerAndEdgier not only among its many {{Alternate Continuit|y}}ies but also within each series. ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'' and ''Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure'' are especially notorious for this.
* ''Manga/SailorMoon''
* ''Anime/SamuraiFlamenco''
* ''Anime/SonicX''
* ''Anime/SoulEater''
* ''Anime/SpaceDandy''
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''
* ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}''
* ''Anime/{{Trigun}}''
* ''LightNovel/WelcomeToTheNHK'' mixes comedy and drama interchangeably. Especially at first it's a comedy, but becomes increasingly dramatic over time.
* ''Manga/YamadaKunAndTheSevenWitches'' - it's mostly a comedy, but has a continuous plot thread, some bitter and troubled characters, and the [[CrowningMomentOfFunny whole]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome gamut]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming of]] [[TearJerker emotions]], especially in Rika's arc.
* ''Manga/YowamushiPedal''
* ''Anime/YuGiOh''
** ''Anime/YuGiOhGX''
** ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds''
** ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL''
** ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV''
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/{{Circles}}''
* ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye''
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''FanFic/RanmaClub'' - much comedy due to the Ranma side, coupled with drama from the Winx Club side. Chaos in both realms.
* ''FanFic/TheShoeboxProject'', a rare fanfiction example.
* ''Fanfic/TokyoLittleShop'' - Much like [[Film/LittleShopOfHorrors the source material]], it starts out funny and gets struck with CerebusSyndrome near the end.
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[[folder:Films - Animated]]
* The Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon often balances drama with comedy.
** ''Disney/BrotherBear''
** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''
** ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''
** ''Disney/OliverAndCompany''
** ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}''
* The works of Creator/DonBluth:
** ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven''
** ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' - Specifically, the original movie. While it had downright heart-wrenching moments, there were some funny moments in between.
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' - There is plenty of powerful drama in this franchise, contrary to what the [[NeverTrustATrailer trailers would have you believe.]]
* The first ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' movie
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[[folder:Films - Live-Action]]
* ''Film/ThirteenGoingOnThirty''
* ''Film/FiveHundredDaysOfSummer''
* ''Film/{{Adventureland}}''
* ''Film/AfternoonDelight''
* ''Film/AlmostFamous''
* ''Film/AmericanBeauty'' - Either this trope or BlackComedy.
* ''Film/AmericanGraffiti''
* ''Film/TheApartment''
* ''Film/TheBarbarianInvasions''
* ''Film/TheBreakfastClub''
* ''Film/BreakingAway''
* ''Film/CalendarGirls''
* ''Film/{{Click}}''
* ''Film/{{Cyrus}}''
* ''Film/{{Defendor}}''
* ''Film/DefinitelyMaybe''
* ''Film/TheDilemma''
* ''Film/{{Dust}}''
* ''Film/{{Elizabethtown}}''
* ''Film/ForgettingSarahMarshall''
* ''Film/FrancesHa''
* ''Film/GoodByeLenin''
* ''Film/{{Happythankyoumoreplease}}''
* ''Film/HaroldAndMaude''
* ''Film/HidingOut''
* ''Film/HowToBe''
* ''Film/ILoveYouPhillipMorris''
* ''Film/InTheLandOfWomen''
* ''Film/JeffWhoLivesAtHome'' chiefly a drama film with occasional warm moments, but made hysterical by the antics of the two brothers
* ''Film/KickAss''
* ''Film/TheKid1921'' - One of the first times the two genres were ever blended, at least on film.
* ''Film/KnockedUp''
* ''Film/KnockinOnHeavensDoor''
* ''Film/LemonadeMouth''
* ''Film/LiberalArts''
* ''Film/LifeOfTheParty''
* ''Film/LittleMissSunshine''
* ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'' - For nearly an hour, there is a good bit of comedy, but it becomes and stays mostly dramatic afterwards.
* ''Film/{{Mermaid}}''
* ''Film/MyOldLady''
* ''Film/MoscowDoesNotBelieveInTears''
* ''Film/TheNorthAvenueIrregulars''
* ''Film/OfDiceAndMen''
* ''{{Film/Parenthood}}''
* ''Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles''
* ''Film/ThePrettyOne''
* ''Film/PrideAndPrejudice''
* ''Film/RememberTheNight''
* ''Film/TheRoyalTenenbaums''
* ''Film/RubySparks''
* ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead''
* ''Film/SilverLiningsPlaybook''
* ''Film/StandByMe''
* ''{{Film/Stoker}}''
* ''Film/StVincent''
* ''Film/{{Super}}''
* ''Bollywood/ThreeIdiots''
* ''Film/TheTrumanShow''
* ''Film/{{Waitress}}''
* ''Film/WithHonors''
* ''Film/WomanOfTheYear''
* ''Film/TheWorldsEnd''
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/CiaphasCain''. For starters, the title character is as far from a stereotypical ''40k'' commissar as it is possible to get, and the series pokes fun at many tropes of the ''40k'' universe and MilitaryScienceFiction in general. However, it also plays a number of over-the-top adventure tropes completely straight and is one of the few ''40k'' series to portray the Orks as a serious and terrifying threat instead of comic relief.
* ''Literature/HalfwayAcrossTheGalaxyAndTurnLeft''
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', being a GenreBusting series, has this as an overall tone. TheMovie slams it '''''hard''''' towards the "drama" end of the spectrum.
* ''Literature/TheNorthAvenueIrregulars''
* ''Literature/PaddyClarkeHaHaHa'' is a ComingOfAge dramedy about a boy growing up, following his childish antics with his friends, while at the same time telling the story of his parents crumbling marriage and how he is slowly loosing his childhood at only age ten.
* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}''
* The ''ComicBook/XWingSeries'' novels during Creator/AaronAllston's run, which focuses on Wraith Squadron, a group of commandos and pilots who are also MildlyMilitary {{Bunny Ears Lawyer}}s prone to wacky hijinks and CrazyEnoughToWork plans at the drop of a hat.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Adderly}}''
* ''Series/AllyMcBeal''
* ''Series/AquiNoHayQuienViva''
* ''Series/AufWiedersehenPet''
* ''Series/{{Babylon}}''
* ''Series/BetterCallSaul''
* ''Series/TheBigC''
* ''Series/{{Bones}}'' -- started as straight PoliceProcedural, but is definitely a dramedy now.
* ''Series/BostonLegal''
* ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' -- started as a standard sitcom, [[CerebusSyndrome gradually added more dramatic elements]], became a dramedy by season 5 or so.
* ''Series/BreakingBad''
** ''Series/BetterCallSaul''
* ''Series/{{Bunheads}}''
* ''Series/BurnNotice''
* ''Film/BurnNoticeTheFallOfSamAxe'' - a telemovie spinoff
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}''
* ''Series/{{Community}}''
* ''Series/CrazyExGirlfriend''
* ''Series/{{Crownies}}''
* ''Series/DeadLast''
* ''Series/DeadLikeMe''
* ''Series/DesperateHousewives''
* ''Series/DocMartin''
* ''Series/DoctorWho''. Especially the 2005 reboot.
* ''Series/DoogieHowserMD''
* ''Series/DueSouth''
* ''Series/{{Ed}}''
* ''Series/EightIsEnough''
* ''Series/{{Elementary}}''
* ''Series/EliStone''
* ''Series/FairlyLegal''
* ''Series/TheFinder''
* ''Series/FranksPlace''
* ''Series/FranklinAndBash''
* ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks''
* ''Series/FullHouse''
* ''Series/{{GCB}}''
* ''Series/GavinAndStacey''
* ''Series/GilmoreGirls''
* ''Series/{{Girls}}''
* ''Series/{{Glee}}''
* ''Series/{{Greek}}''
* ''Series/{{Hellcats}}''
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''
* ''Series/JaneTheVirgin''
* ''Series/KaboulKitchen''
* ''Series/LALaw''
* ''Series/LaQueSeAvecina''
* ''Series/{{Leverage}}''
* ''Series/{{Lilyhammer}}''
* ''Series/{{Lovejoy}}''
* ''Series/LoveMonkey''
* ''Series/{{Louie}}''
* ''Series/{{MASH}}'' -- believed by its actors and writers to be the first televised dramedy.
** ''Series/AfterMASH''
* ''Series/MenOfACertainAge''
* ''Series/{{Metrosexuality}}''
* ''Series/{{Minder}}''
* ''Series/{{Misfits}}''
* ''Series/{{Monk}}''
* ''{{Series/Moonlighting}}''
* ''Series/MopGirl''
* ''Series/MrBrain''
* ''Series/TheNewsroom''
* ''Series/NorthernExposure''
* ''Series/NurseJackie''
* ''Series/TheOffice'' - Both the UK and US shows.
* ''Series/{{Parenthood}}''
* ''Series/PicketFences''
* ''Series/{{Popular}}''
* ''Series/{{Psych}}''
* ''Series/PushingDaisies''
* ''Series/RedDwarf'' - during Season 7.
** Back to Earth counts as well. ''[[TearJerker Especially]]'' [[NightmareFuel Part 3.]]
* ''Series/RemingtonSteele''
* ''Series/RepublicOfDoyle''
* ''Series/RescueMe''
* ''Series/RobsonArms''
* ''Series/{{Room 222}}''
* ''Series/RoundTheTwist''
* ''Series/RoyalPains''
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''
* ''Series/ShutUpFlowerBoyBand''
* ''Series/SimonAndSimon''
* ''Series/LosSimuladores''
* ''Series/SixFeetUnder''
* ''Series/TheSopranos'' - described as a dramedy when it premiered.
* ''Series/SportsNight'' -and in fact just about anything from Creator/AaronSorkin
* ''Series/Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip''
* ''Series/ThisIsWonderland''
* ''Series/{{Tinsel}}''
* ''Series/{{Transparent}}''
* ''Series/UglyBetty''
* ''Series/UnitedStatesOfTara''
* ''Series/{{Weeds}}''
* ''Series/{{Wilfred}}''. At first glance, it looks like just another sitcom full of black comedy and crude humor. But the series gradually becomes more of a comedy-drama / psychological thriller about a young man trying to deal with his failing mental health and social relationships.
* ''Series/TheWonderYears''
* ''Series/{{Wonderfalls}}''
* ''Series/TheWrongMans''
* ''Series/{{Youngers}}''
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors''
* Creator/WilliamShakespeare made much of his plays to be this. His tragedies often had several light moments, and his comedies often had several dark and sad moments.
** ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'' - Possibly the oldest, well-known example.
** ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' - Many people back then interpreted the play as a BlackComedy, and light moments are interspersed throughout the tragedy.
*** Many of the characters are straight out of CommediaDellArte: Romeo and Juliet are the ''Innamorati'', Friar Lorenzo the ''Tartaglia'', Mercutio the ''Arlecchino'', Benvolio the ''Pierrot'' and Tybalt the ''Capitano''.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/AceAttorney''
* ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter''
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''
* ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'' - There's a reason why the tag line is "No crying until the end."
* ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank''
* ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', and ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed''
* ''Franchise/TakAndThePowerOfJuju''
* The ''Franchise/TalesSeries'', especially ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'' and [[VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2 its sequel]].
* ''VideoGame/ToTheMoon'', this game can get you welling with tears and then punch you with laughter, and it works.
* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}''
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' very skillfully balances over-the-top comedy with drama characteristic of the horror genre.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl''
* ''Webcomic/CaribbeanBlue''
* ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'', especially by Chapter 3.
* ''Webcomic/TheDreamer''
* ''Webcomic/DumbingOfAge''
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive''
* ''Webcomic/IronVioletTheShyTitan''
* ''Webcomic/LasLindas''
* ''Webcomic/NeoKosmos''
* ''Webcomic/{{Rain}}''
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee''. ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'' too, but in a more MoodWhiplash-y sense.
* ''WebVideo/DemoReel''. After the NonIndicativeFirstEpisode.
* ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog''
* ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsForAdults''- The first two episodes not so much, the episodes after that however...
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' - from Season 6 onward.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''- shows traces early on before becoming this full time late in Volume 3.
* ''WebVideo/ScootertrixTheAbridged''- ''Especially'' after episode 14.
* ''Machinima/YogscastMinecraftSeries''- specifically ''Shadow of Israphel''.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TwelveOunceMouse''
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' (at least [[CerebusSyndrome from the second season's finale onwards]])
* ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger''
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' and it's sequel series ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' and all of the spin-off series, including ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'', ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'', and ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse''.
* ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/FIsForFamily''
* ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex''
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''
* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''
* ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill''
* ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' is an interesting example. It started out as a Leave it to Beaver parody and [[CerebusSyndrome eventually developed into this.]] But a lot of the elements played for drama in later seasons (Clay's drinking, etc.) are played purely for laughs in the early episodes. Making the first season [[HarsherInHindsight much darker when rewatched.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/OutThere'' Is a coming-of-age comedy-drama that focuses on two best friends and the conflicts they face as newcomers in High School. Several dramatic elements are presented in the plot for most episodes, as well as comedic relief and humor mixed in between.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty''
* ''WesternAnimation/SonicTheHedgehog'' started out as mostly dramatic in Season 1, but added much more humor in Season 2 alongside the drama, shifting it towards dramedy. ''WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground'' also qualifies.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' - the show's tone was noticeably more serious since season 7.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' makes outstanding use of MoodWhiplash in many of its' episodes, especially in "Cat Fingers" and "So Many Birthdays".
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' - has the drama of a DC series, balanced out with {{Animesque}} humor for good measure.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' - [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin It's right in the name]].
** ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBros''
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