"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/TheKid'', making this OlderThanTheyThink.

Dramedies sometimes make use of MagicRealism. Due to its nature, the genre is especially vulnerable to MoodWhiplash. Despite Dramedies often having serious plotlines, expect to see them get lumped in with the sitcoms come award season.
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!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Anime/BDamanCrossfire''
* ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}''
* ''LightNovel/DateALive''
* ''Manga/DiamondNoAce''
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' - The specials can be quite dramatic, in particular, the Bardock special and especially the Trunks special.
* ''Anime/ElCazadorDeLaBruja''
* ''Manga/FairyTail''
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket''
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' - Either anime version will qualify as well as the manga.
* ''Anime/{{Hamatora}}''
* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler''
* ''Manga/MaisonIkkoku'': Widely considered to be the UrExample in anime, especially given the directorial style of the anime.
* ''Manga/KotouraSan''
* ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke''
* ''Anime/NobunagaTheFool''
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
* ''Manga/OnePiece''
* ''Anime/SailorMoon''
* ''Anime/SamuraiFlamenco''
* ''Anime/SpaceDandy''
* ''Anime/SonicX''
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''
* ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}''
* ''Manga/YamadaKunAndTheSevenWitches'' - especially the first part of the story, which despite being mostly a comedy has a continuous plot thread, some bitter and troubled characters, the [[CrowningMomentOfFunny whole]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome gamut]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming of]] [[TearJerker emotions]], and a DarkerAndEdgier last arc. The second part takes more of a wacky SliceOfLife turn, but still has enough moments to qualify as a dramedy.
* ''Manga/YowamushiPedal''
* ''Anime/YuGiOh''
** ''Anime/YuGiOhGX''
** ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds''
** ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL''
** ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV''
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[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* ''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/ChiisaiShoppu Tokyo Little Shop]]'' - Starts out funny and gets struck with CerebusSyndrome near the end.
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''Film/ThirteenGoingOnThirty''
* ''Film/FiveHundredDaysOfSummer''
* ''Film/{{Adventureland}}''
* ''Film/AfternoonDelight''
* ''Film/AlmostFamous''
* ''Film/AmericanBeauty''
* ''Film/TheApartment''
* ''Film/TheBarbarianInvasions''
* ''Disney/BrotherBear''
* ''Film/{{Click}}''
* ''Film/{{Defendor}}''
* ''Film/DefinitelyMaybe''
* ''Film/TheDilemma''
* ''Film/{{Elizabethtown}}''
* ''Film/ForgettingSarahMarshall''
* ''Film/FrancesHa''
* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''
* ''Film/GoodByeLenin''
* ''Film/{{Happythankyoumoreplease}}''
* ''Film/HidingOut''
* ''Film/ILoveYouPhillipMorris''
* ''Film/JeffWhoLivesAtHome'' chiefly a drama film with occasional warm moments, but made hysterical by the antics of the two brothers
* ''Film/KickAss''
* ''Film/TheKid'' - 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''
* ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''
* ''Film/LittleMissSunshine''
* ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'' - For nearly an hour, there is a good bit of comedy, but it becomes and stays mostly dramatic afterwards.
* ''Film/MoscowDoesNotBelieveInTears''
* ''Disney/OliverAndCompany''
* ''{{Film/Parenthood}}''
* ''Film/PrideAndPrejudice''
* ''Film/TheRoyalTenenbaums''
* ''Film/RubySparks''
* ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead''
* ''Film/SilverLiningsPlaybook''
* ''{{Film/Stoker}}''
* ''Film/{{Super}}''
* ''Film/ThreeIdiots''
* ''Film/TheTrumanShow''
* ''Film/{{Waitress}}''
* ''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.
* ''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.
* ''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.
* ''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.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Adderly}}''
* ''Series/AllyMcBeal''
* ''Series/AquiNoHayQuienViva''
* ''Series/AufWiedersehenPet''
* ''Series/BeingHuman''
* ''Series/TheBigC''
* ''Series/{{Bones}}'' -- started as straight PoliceProcedural, but is definitely a dramedy now.
* ''Series/BostonLegal''
* ''Series/BreakingBad''
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' - and in fact virtually all of Creator/JossWhedon's oeuvre (see below)
* ''Series/{{Bunheads}}''
* ''Series/BurnNotice'' - and in fact pretty much all USA original series
* ''Film/BurnNoticeTheFallOfSamAxe'' - a telemovie spinoff
* ''Series/{{Castle}}''
* ''Series/{{Cheers}}''
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}''
* ''Series/{{Community}}''
* ''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/FamilyTies'' -- Some episodes, the VerySpecialEpisode[=s=] in particular, can be so painfully serious at times. Notably, the 2-parter from 1987 about Alex P. Keaton reflecting on his past to a psychiatrist while mourning the death of his friend Greg, which still keeps some of the comedic tone.
* ''Series/FairlyLegal''
* ''Series/TheFinder''
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}''
* ''Series/FranksPlace''
* ''Series/FranklinAndBash''
* ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks''
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'', later on, initially it was straight comedy.
* ''Series/FullHouse''
* ''Series/{{GCB}}''
* ''Series/GavinAndStacey''
* ''Series/GilmoreGirls''
* ''Series/{{Girls}}''
* ''Series/{{Glee}}''
* ''Series/{{Greek}}''
* ''Series/{{Hellcats}}''
* ''Series/HillStreetBlues''
* ''Series/{{House}}''
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''
* ''Series/{{JAG}}''
* ''Series/KaboulKitchen''
* ''Series/LALaw''
* ''Series/LaQueSeAvecina''
* ''Series/{{Leverage}}''
* ''Series/{{Lilyhammer}}''
* ''Series/{{Lovejoy}}''
* ''Series/LoveMonkey''
* ''Series/MadMen''
* ''Series/{{MASH}}'' -- believed by its actors and writers to be the first televised dramedy.
** ''Series/AfterMASH''
* ''Series/{{Metrosexuality}}''
* ''Series/{{Minder}}''
* ''Series/{{Misfits}}''
* ''Series/{{Monk}}''
* ''{{Series/Moonlighting}}''
* ''Series/MrBrain''
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}''
* ''Series/NCISLosAngeles''
* ''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/RescueMe''
* ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles''
* ''Series/RobsonArms''
* ''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/TwinPeaks''
* ''Series/UglyBetty''
* ''Series/UnitedStatesOfTara''
* ''Series/VeronicaMars''
* ''Series/{{Weeds}}''
* ''Series/TheWestWing''
* ''Series/TheWire''
* ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' - some episodes of Seasons 3 and 4.
* ''Series/TheWonderYears''
* ''Series/{{Wonderfalls}}''
* ''Series/{{Youngers}}''
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors''
* ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'' - Possibly the oldest, well-known example.
* ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' - As you can see, Shakespeare was good at this
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''
* ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter''
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''
* ''Franchise/MetalGear''
* ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'' - There's a reason why the tag line is "No crying until the end."
* ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank''
* The ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' [=RPGs=]
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'' - And ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2'' Due to it's frequent comedic skit events
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''
* ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}''
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl''
* ''Webcomic/CaribbeanBlue''
* ''Webcomic/TheDreamer''
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive''
* ''Webcomic/LasLindas''
* ''Webcomic/{{Rain}}''
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee''. ''SuburbanKnights'' too, but in a more MoodWhiplash-y sense.
* ''WebVideo/DemoReel''. After the NonIndicativeFirstEpisode.
* ''WebVideo/DrHorriblesSingAlongBlog''
* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'' - Every now and then.
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' - from Season 6 onward.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TwelveOunceMouse''
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' (at least [[CerebusSyndrome from the second season's finale onwards]])
* ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' - Specifically, the original movie. While it had downright heart-wrenching moments, there were some funny moments in between.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}''
* ''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/{{Daria}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' - several episodes and sideplots can qualify; especially, [[NonindicativeName ironically enough]], the [[ComedyCentral Comedy Central]] episodes.
* ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex''
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''
* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''- Episodes like "Pigeon Man", "Arnold's Christmas", and The Journal" are very present within the show and definitely qualify
* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' - There is plenty of powerful drama in this franchise, contrary to what the [[NeverTrustATrailer trailers would have you believe.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' - This show starts out as a dark comedy, but towards the end of the second season, the majority of the episodes became more dark and dramatic as the show went on, having little to no elements of comedy in most of the episodes, turning the show into a Dramedy.
* ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill''
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' - Despite the initial kid-friendly nature, this series garnered huge attention with deep story-lines and hilarious moments.
* ''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/RegularShow'' - In similar vein to Adventure Time, this show has become a bit more dramatic since the end of season two, which had more than several episodes being given near-total seriousness, focusing more on the development of character relationships instead of using humor.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' - Yes, believe it or not, several episodes focused on Homer's mother are quite serious.
** Earlier seasons in particular were a lot more story-driven and realistic (or at least as realistic as the Simpsons can be), and the show has always treated the relationships and experiences of the characters seriously just as many times as they treat them humorously.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' (since season 5, some episodes, especially the multi-part ones, tend to be more serious while not dropping the overall comedic tone)
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' makes outstanding use of MoodWhiplash in many of its' episodes, especially in "Cat Fingers" and "So Many Birthdays".
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' - [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin It's right in the name]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' after it's third season became a more complex series that focused on a more serious development and study of the main characters and the shows plotline, with various plot twists and dramatic moments, while still managing to be a dark comedy series as well.
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