"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" or "a comedy with some serious moments." It must contain about equal parts drama and comedy. Elements of comic relief can appear in all but the very darkest dramas, and most stories have at least ''some'' serious elements. 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?)

While many stories contain both comedy and drama, a true {{Dramedy}} must belong to the {{genre}} of Drama- defined by stories focusing on character development, intense emotions and inner conflict as the primary source of plot. Just because it's ''dark'', doesn't mean it's a drama. Scifi, action-adventure stories, superhero stories and {{Shonen}} adventures rarely qualify as Drama. Even if the comedy and drama are equally balanced with each other, if both are clearly subservient to the adventure story, its not a dramedy.

See also FirstLawOfTragicomedies.
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!!Examples:

[[index]]

[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Anime/{{Air}}''
* ''Anime/BDamanCrossfire''
* ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}''
* ''Anime/DanganRonpa3''
* ''LightNovel/DateALive''
* ''Manga/DiamondNoAce''
* ''Anime/ElCazadorDeLaBruja''
* ''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''
* ''Anime/NobunagaTheFool''
* ''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/SakuraDiscord'' is pretty much equally split between serious parts and comedic parts.
* ''Anime/SamuraiFlamenco''
* ''Anime/SoulEater''
* ''Anime/SpaceDandy''
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''
* ''Anime/TokyoGodfathers''
* ''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''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/{{Circles}}''
* ''ComicBook/{{Saga}}''
* ''ComicBook/LostAtSea''
[[/folder]]

[[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.
* ''Blog/ThePredespairKids'' is a bit heavier on the comedic elements than its [[VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}} source material]], but when CerebusSyndrome hits, it hits ''hard.''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney movies]] are oftentimes both dramatic and silly.
** As well as the movies by their subsidiary {{Creator/Pixar}}.
* 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/TheLandBeforeTime'' - Known for a tear-jerking scene involving Littlefoot's mother, any comedic moments within are used for levity.
* ''WesternAnimation/MaryAndMax''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Bollywood/ThreeIdiots''
* ''Film/TenItemsOrLess''
* ''Film/ThirteenGoingOnThirty''
* ''Film/TwentySevenDresses''
* ''Film/The40YearOldVirgin''
* ''Film/FiveHundredDaysOfSummer''
* ''Film/AboutSchmidt''
* ''Accidents Happen''
* ''Film/{{Adventureland}}''
* ''Film/AfternoonDelight''
* ''Film/AliceDoesntLiveHereAnymore''
* ''Film/AlmostFamous''
* ''Film/AmericanBeauty'' - Either this trope or BlackComedy.
* ''Film/AmericanGraffiti''
* ''Film/AndJusticeForAll''
* ''Film/TheApartment''
* ''Film/AsGoodAsItGets''
* ''Film/TheBarbarianInvasions''
* ''Film/{{Beaches}}''
* ''Film/BeautifulGirls''
* ''Film/BennyAndJoon''
* ''Film/TheBestTwoYears''
* ''Film/TheBigSick''
* ''Film/BoysOnTheSide''
* ''Film/BreakfastAtTiffanys''
* ''Film/TheBreakfastClub''
* ''Film/BreakingAway''
* ''Film/BrewsterMcCloud''
* ''Film/BrokenFlowers''
* ''Film/CalendarGirls''
* ''Film/{{Camp}}''
* ''Film/{{Celebrity}}''
* ''Film/ChasingAmy''
* ''Film/{{Click}}''
* ''Film/CrazyStupidLove''
* ''Film/Crossroads2002''
* ''Film/{{Cyrus}}''
* ''Film/{{Defendor}}''
* ''Film/DefinitelyMaybe''
* ''Film/TheDescendents''
* ''Film/TheDilemma''
* ''Film/{{Diner}}''
* ''Film/DoTheRightThing''
* ''Film/{{Dummy}}''
* ''Film/{{Dust}}''
* ''Film/EasyA''
* ''Film/TheEdgeOfSeventeen''
* ''Film/{{Elizabethtown}}''
* ''Film/EternalSunshineOfTheSpotlessMind''
* ''Film/TheFamilyMan''
* ''Film/TheFamilyStone''
* ''Film/FastTimesAtRidgemontHigh''
* ''Film/ForKeeps''
* ''Film/ForgettingSarahMarshall''
* ''Film/ForrestGump''
* ''Film/FrancesHa''
* ''Film/FriedGreenTomatoes''
* ''Film/TheFront''
* ''Film/GardenState''
* ''Film/GeekCharming''
* ''Film/{{Ghost}}''
* ''Film/GoodByeLenin''
* ''Film/TheGoodGirl''
* ''Film/GoodMorningVietnam''
* ''Film/AGoodYear''
* ''Film/TheGraduate''
* ''Film/HannahAndHerSisters''
* ''Film/{{Happythankyoumoreplease}}''
* ''Film/HaroldAndMaude''
* ''Film/HidingOut''
* ''Film/TheHospital''
* ''Film/TheHouseBunny''
* ''Film/HowToBe''
* ''Film/IgbyGoesDown''
* ''Film/IHeartHuckabees''
* ''Film/ILoveYouPhillipMorris''
* ''Film/Interstate60''
* ''Film/InTheLandOfWomen''
* ''Literature/ItsKindOfAFunnyStory''
* ''Film/JeffWhoLivesAtHome'' chiefly a drama film with occasional warm moments, but made hysterical by the antics of the two brothers.
* ''Film/JerryMaguire''
* ''Film/JerseyGirl''
* ''Film/{{Joy}}''
* ''Film/{{Junebug}}''
* ''Film/{{Juno}}''
* ''Film/KickAss''
* ''Film/TheKid1921'' - Possibly the UrExample for film.
* ''Film/TheKid2000''
* ''Film/KinkyBoots''
* ''Film/KnockedUp''
* ''Film/KnockinOnHeavensDoor''
* ''Film/LarsAndTheRealGirl''
* ''Film/TheLastDaysOfDisco''
* ''Film/LatterDays''
* ''Film/ALeagueOfTheirOwn''
* ''Film/LemonadeMouth''
* ''Film/LiberalArts''
* ''Film/Life1999''
* ''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/LostInTranslation''
* ''Film/{{Lucas}}''
* ''Film/TheMajestic''
* ''Film/{{Manhattan}}''
* ''Film/{{MASH}}''
* ''Film/{{Mermaids}}''
* ''Film/{{Millions}}''
* ''Film/MoscowDoesNotBelieveInTears''
* ''Film/MoscowOnTheHudson''
* ''Film/{{Mumford}}''
* ''Film/MyDogSkip''
* ''Film/MyOldLady''
* ''Film/{{Nashville}}''
* ''Film/{{Nebraska}}''
* ''Film/{{Network}}''
* ''Film/TheNightAfter''
* ''Film/NobodysFool''
* ''Film/TheNorthAvenueIrregulars''
* ''Film/ObviousChild''
* ''Film/OfDiceAndMen''
* ''Film/OnGoldenPond''
* ''Film/OurIdiotBrother''
* ''Film/{{Parenthood}}''
* ''Film/PatchAdams''
* ''Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles''
* ''Film/ThePlayersClub''
* ''Film/PlayingByHeart''
* ''Film/{{Pleasantville}}''
* ''Film/ThePresidentsLastBang''
* ''Film/PrettyInPink''
* ''Film/ThePrettyOne''
* ''Film/PrideAndPrejudice''
* ''Film/PunchDrunkLove''
* ''Film/RaisingHelen''
* ''Film/RealWomenHaveCurves''
* ''Film/RememberTheNight''
* ''Film/RickiAndTheFlash''
* ''Film/RogerDodger''
* ''Film/TheRoyalTenenbaums''
* ''Film/RubySparks''
* ''Film/{{Rushmore}}''
* ''Film/SayAnything''
* ''Film/SchoolDaze''
* ''Film/{{Secretary}}''
* ''Film/SeekingAFriendForTheEndOfTheWorld''
* ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead''
* ''Film/SheHateMe''
* ''Film/ShesOutOfMyLeague''
* ''Film/ShortCuts''
* ''Film/{{Sideways}}''
* ''Film/SilverLiningsPlaybook''
* ''Film/S1m0ne''
* ''Film/{{Singles}}''
* ''Film/SomeKindOfWonderful''
* ''Film/SoulFood''
* ''Film/{{Spanglish}}''
* ''Film/StandByMe''
* ''Film/TheStationAgent''
* ''Film/SteelMagnolias''
* ''Film/{{Stepmom}}''
* ''Film/{{Stoker}}''
* ''Film/StVincent''
* ''Film/SummerOf42''
* ''Film/SunshineCleaning''
* ''Film/{{Super}}''
* ''Film/SweetAndLowdown''
* ''Film/TheTerminal''
* ''Film/TermsOfEndearment''
* ''Film/{{Thumbsucker}}''
* ''Film/TinMen''
* ''Film/{{Transamerica}}''
* ''Film/TheTrumanShow''
* ''Film/TheUglyTruth''
* ''Film/UptownGirls''
* ''Film/{{Waitress}}''
* ''Film/WhereTheHeartIs''
* ''Film/WhipIt''
* ''Film/WithHonors''
* ''Film/WomanOfTheYear''
* ''Film/WonderBoys''
* ''Film/TheWorldOfHenryOrient''
* ''Film/TheWorldsEnd''
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[[folder:Literature]]

* ''Literature/TheDevilWearsPrada''
* ''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}}''

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Adderly}}''
* ''Series/AllyMcBeal''
* ''Series/AquiNoHayQuienViva''
* ''Series/{{Atlanta}}''
* ''Series/AufWiedersehenPet''
* ''Series/{{Babylon}}''
* ''Series/{{Baskets}}''
* ''Series/BetterThings''
* ''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/BetterCallSaul''
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer,'' combined with an UrbanFantasy setting
** ''Series/{{Angel}}''
* ''Series/{{Bull}}''
* ''Series/{{Bunheads}}''
* ''Series/BurnNotice''
** ''Film/BurnNoticeTheFallOfSamAxe'' - a telemovie spinoff
* ''Series/{{Californication}}''
* ''Series/TheCarrieDiaries''
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}''
* ''Series/TheComeback''
* ''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/{{Fleabag}}''
* ''Series/FranksPlace''
* ''Series/FranklinAndBash''
* ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks''
* ''Series/{{GCB}}''
* ''Series/GavinAndStacey''
* ''Series/GilmoreGirls''
* ''Series/{{Girls}}''
* ''Series/{{Glee}}''
* ''Series/GraceAndFrankie''
* ''Series/{{Greek}}''
* ''Series/HartOfDixie''
* ''Series/{{Hellcats}}''
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''
* ''Series/TheIdolmasterKR''
* ''Series/{{Insecure}}''
* ''Series/JaneTheVirgin''
* ''Series/JeanClaudeVanJohnson''
* ''Series/KaboulKitchen''
* ''Series/LALaw''
* ''Series/LaQueSeAvecina''
* ''Series/LastTangoInHalifax''
* ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' (Moreso in Season 2)
* ''Series/{{Leverage}}''
* ''Series/{{Lilyhammer}}''
* ''Series/{{Lovejoy}}''
* ''Series/LoveMonkey''
* ''Series/{{Lovesick}}''
* ''Series/{{Louie}}''
* ''Series/{{MASH}}'' -- believed by its actors and writers to be the first televised dramedy.
** ''Series/AfterMASH''
* ''Series/MasterOfNone''
* ''Series/MenOfACertainAge''
* ''Series/{{Metrosexuality}}''
* ''Series/MidnightDiner''
* ''Series/{{Minder}}''
* ''Series/{{Misfits}}''
* ''Series/{{Monk}}''
* ''Series/{{Moonlighting}}''
* ''Series/MopGirl''
* ''Series/MrBrain''
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}''
* ''Series/TheNewsroom''
* ''Series/NorthernExposure''
* ''Series/NurseJackie''
* ''Series/TheOffice'' - Both the UK and US shows.
* ''Series/OrphanBlack'' - [[TheLancer Alison Hendrix]]'s {{Story Arc}}s add huge amounts of BlackComedy to the overall serious ConspiracyThriller.
* ''Series/{{Parenthood}}''
* ''Series/PicketFences''
* ''Series/{{Popular}}''
* ''Series/{{Psych}}''
* ''Series/PushingDaisies''
* ''Series/RedDwarf'' - during Season 7.
** Back to Earth counts as well. ''Especially'' Part 3.
* ''Series/RememberWENN''
* ''Series/RemingtonSteele''
* ''Series/RepublicOfDoyle''
* ''Series/RescueMe''
* ''Series/RobsonArms''
* ''Series/{{Room 222}}''
* ''Series/RoundTheTwist''
* ''Series/RoyalPains''
* ''[[Series/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents2017 A Series of Unfortunate Events]]''
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''
* ''Series/SexAndTheCity''
* ''Series/ShutUpFlowerBoyBand''
* ''Series/SimonAndSimon''
* ''Series/{{Spotless}}''
* ''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/SteptoeAndSon''
* ''Series/Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip''
* ''Series/TakinOverTheAsylum'' - Mostly in the first half of this 6-Part Scottish miniseries.
* ''Series/{{Terriers}}''
* ''Series/ThisIsUs''
* ''Series/ThisIsWonderland''
* ''Series/{{Tinsel}}''
* ''Series/{{Togetherness}}''
* ''Series/{{Transparent}}''
* ''Creator/TylerPerry's House of Payne'' and just about any other sitcom created by him are guaranteed to be one-part lighthearted banter and two-parts AdultFear.
* ''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/YouMeAndTheApocalypse''
* ''Series/YouMeHer''
* ''Series/{{Youngers}}''
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors''
* ''Theatre/OnGoldenPond''
* 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''.
* ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'' - There's a reason why the {{tagline}}s include "No crying until the end" and "Strange. Funny. Heartrendering."
* The main series ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games, at least ever since the CerebusSyndrome that was ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl''.
* ''Franchise/TakAndThePowerOfJuju''
* The ''VideoGame/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}}''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''VisualNovel/ExtracurricularActivities''

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl''
* ''Webcomic/CaptainUfo'': season 2 (despite some tense moments, season one is purely comedy).
* ''Webcomic/CaribbeanBlue''
* ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'', especially by Chapter 3.
* ''Webcomic/TheDreamer''
* ''Webcomic/DumbingOfAge''
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive''
* ''Webcomic/IronVioletTheShyTitan''
* ''Webcomic/LasLindas''
* ''Webcomic/NeoKosmos''

* ''Webcomic/{{Rain}}''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee''. ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'' too, but in a more MoodWhiplash-y sense.
* ''WebVideo/DemoReel''. After the NonIndicativeFirstEpisode.
* ''WebAnimation/DrHavocsDiary'' from [[WhamEpisode Episode 15, "Kim Leaves",]] and afterwards.
* ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog''
* ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsForAdults''- The first two episodes not so much, the episodes after that however...
* ''WebVideo/TheLizzieBennetDiaries''
* ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'', at least from Season 3 onwards (but with most of the emphasis still on the comedy side).
* ''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.
* ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'' - To the point that half the comments on new episodes are proclaiming the plot and drama to be BetterThanCanon.
* ''Machinima/YogscastMinecraftSeries''- specifically ''Shadow of Israphel''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TwelveOunceMouse''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPussInBoots'' (especially from the second season on)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}} [[WesternAnimation/ArcherDreamland Dreamland]]'' (the rest of the series is purely a comedy, but Dreamland is considerably DarkerAndEdgier)
* ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger''
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}''
** ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce''
** ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien''
** ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse''
* ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman'' appears at first glance to be another wacky adult cartoon full of satire and black comedy. While it is that, it also revolves around the titular protagonist's severe depression and overall miserable life.
* ''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/SamuraiJack'' has shades of this as part of its GenreRoulette. It's common for there to be a completely comedic, wacky episode followed by a dead serious one. It's rare for the two to be balanced in a single episode, though.
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