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->''"Everything is funnier in retrospect, funnier and prettier and cooler. You can laugh at anything from far enough away."''
-->-- '''Creator/ChuckPalahniuk'''

FunnyAneurysmMoment is when events, either external or within a series, turn a joke into something disturbing, upsetting, or at the very least ''really'' uncomfortable. HarsherInHindsight is when a tragic and serious event is ''even worse'' later.

This is the opposite. It's when a later event, such as a current event or something that happened in the series, is ''funnier'' than it originally was. This is what your literature teacher would call "[[LifeImitatesArt Life imitating Art]]". There's a decent list in this [[http://www.collegehumor.com/article/3351727/seven-jokes-that-came-true College Humor]] feature and another one in this [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19146_8-absurd-jokes-that-predicted-real-life-events.html Cracked.com]] feature.[[note]]As of the end of 2016, the article has become its own ninth example.[[/note]]

Note this is ''not'' merely something that seemingly predicts something else. For example, black US presidents in fictions are not this trope. A black US president in fiction who has an EmbarrassingMiddleName would be.

Also note that some examples that might not seem funny to one, might seem funny to another. It depends on attitudes towards BlackComedy and GallowsHumor.

Additionally, "hilarious" doesn't just mean "BLAH-HAH-HAH! gut-busting," either. If you go by the word's [[YouKeepUsingThatWord original definition]], it can mean "amusing" or "charming" as well. So ''any'' belated lighthearted coincidence would fit under this trope.

Almost all examples of HaveAGayOldTime are an example of this trope. Some examples of ActorAllusion and/or JustForFun/RoleAssociation are.

Compare FridgeBrilliance, HeartwarmingInHindsight. Also compare {{Narm}} if this happens immediately.

Contrast FunnyAneurysmMoment (when something that was once amusing or awesome is now tinged with tragedy thanks to a RealLife or in-story tragedy), DudeNotFunny (when something is considered in bad taste to mock or even mention, no matter what the circumstance), HilariousInFlashback (where a glimpse of the characters' past contrasts amusingly with their established personalities and situation), HarsherInHindsight (when something dramatic or depressing is now worse due to a RealLife or in-story tragedy), UnintentionalPeriodPiece (in the cases where a work that was current when made almost only makes jokes that no current reader can understand) and TwoDecadesBehind (when the writer thought it was current but wasn't), and finally IfItWasFunnyTheFirstTime (in cases where a RunningGag is overused or a joke is only funny once). A "dated reference" is when a single joke (or only a handful) in a series is no longer funny because nobody alive remembers why it was funny, but is Administrivia/NotATrope as it is mostly covered by UnintentionalPeriodPiece and TwoDecadesBehind.

Unfortunately, there is no trope or term for when something that was funny is remembered to have been so by people still alive, but is no longer funny because of a later event that simply invalidates the joke - which now falls flat - rather than in a way that is disturbing (in other words, not a FunnyAneurysmMoment but a similar concept in which a specific event causes a normal joke to '''''unexpectedly''' and '''instantly''' become'' a dated reference[[note]] BlandInHindsight and/or NoLongerTrueInHindsight[=?=] UnintentionallyKilledAJoke[=?=] StaleInHindsight[=?=])[[/note]]. Yes, this does happen, ranging in obscurity from [[Ride/PiratesOfTheCaribbean "Pirates?" "...of the Carribean!"]] "Somebody's been to [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]] too many times!" from Film/CaptainRon, a relatively obscure [[TheNineties 1992]] family comedy film (thus predating the reference which would currently be considered funny), to [[Series/TheApprentice "You're Fired!"]] ''[[MemeticMutation "Money, Money, money, money..."]]'' after the [[UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump 2016 US Presidential Election]] in uses of the meme that aren't HarsherInHindsight or a FunnyAneurysmMoment.


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