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->''"Japan put so many things inside my head that I can't get out."''
-->-- '''Bao Nguyen''', in the comment section of the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo-gGes6qig&oref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DWo-gGes6qig&has_verified=1 RoboGeisha trailer]]

A Widget (WJT) is marketed as a ''Weird Japanese Thing'', relatively offbeat and is compared to what is considered mainstream or popular (at least, for North American/Western European audiences). This has become more inclusive as anime and manga have developed a more mainstream presence, but usually exploits culture differences. The Widget Series often consists of SurrealHumor or a GagSeries, or in darker cases, SurrealHorror.

Sometimes they have small, short releases to test the audience, although they may have a guaranteed viewing among ''{{otaku}}''.

Japanese cultural differences are the reason this trope exists ''and'' the reason it's not more popular. Japanese storytelling conventions embrace a number of elements that are much less commonly found in media produced by most other societies – some common examples include extreme absurdist humor (with a particular penchant for untranslatable puns), a fascination with gender-bending, and a fondness for ambiguity and open-ended conclusions. Simply put, Japanese culture can be refreshing to an outsider, but too much may cause a feeling of overload.

Until around the introduction of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' and ''Manga/DragonBall'' to American pop culture in 1996, most anime was out of the American mainstream, with only a (very) few exceptions, principally ones that were and are considered to be of extraordinary quality in storytelling or artistry (such as ''Manga/{{Akira}}'') – and ''every'' anime could be considered a Widget Series. [[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles Or something worse.]] Incidentally, even now many Japanese series are never ported over precisely because the original creators ''know'' it's weird and don't think there's a large market for it.

A weird series doesn't have to be Japanese to qualify as a Widget: some European, North American or Australasian series, like the ones from the examples below, are weird enough to compare with their Japanese brethren. [[FunWithAcronyms Terms]] you'll likely see in this page include:

* WTF (A '''W'''eird '''T'''hing from '''F'''rance)
* W(H)AT (A '''W'''eird ('''H'''umorous) '''A'''merican '''T'''hing)
* Wabbit ('''W'''eird '''B'''ritish '''T'''hing)
* Wicket ('''W'''eird '''C'''anadian '''T'''hing)
* WART ('''W'''eirdly '''A'''wesome '''R'''ussian '''T'''hing)
* STANZA ('''S'''trange '''T'''hing from '''A'''ustralia/'''N'''ew '''Z'''ealand/'''A'''ustralasia)
* EIEIO ('''E'''xcessively '''I'''rish '''E'''xample of '''I'''ntentional '''O'''ddity)
* WST ('''W'''eird '''S'''candinavian '''T'''hing) and WIT ('''W'''eird '''I'''celandic '''T'''hing).
* PEGS ('''P'''eculiar & '''E'''ccentric '''G'''erman '''S'''ubject)
* WOK ('''W'''eird '''O'''ccurrence from '''K'''orea)

If it doesn't make sense in ''its own'' culture, it's most likely a case of WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs. This trope may sometimes (but not always) overlap with ClicheStorm. Not to be confused with the 1990s animated series ''WesternAnimation/WidgetTheWorldWatcher'', which despite the name isn't ''quite'' weird enough to be a Widget Series. See also ValuesDissonance and HumorDissonance.

'''Note:''' Keep in mind that this trope is cultural, and is subject to the aforementioned ValuesDissonance; what may seem normal or only marginally strange to one culture may come off as mind-blowingly weird to another, and vice versa. If an example here strikes you as not as unusual as the entry makes it out to be, you may want to take it to the discussion page instead of instigating an Administrivia/EditWar.
!!Examples with their own pages:
* WidgetSeries/{{Music}}
* WidgetSeries/VideoGames



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Anime/AkahoriGedouHourLovege'' is about two wannabe comediennes who take part-time jobs as superheroines. Due to them [[DestructiveSaviour destroying the city]] every time they fight evil, they get mistaken for evil creatures and become feared by everyone.
* ''LightNovel/{{Akikan}}'' is a series about about empty soda/juice cans doing battle to determine whether steel or aluminum cans are superior, for the standardization of cans into one format, strengthening the industry. Oh, and the cans take the forms of [[MoeAnthropomorphism cute girls in strange outfits...]]
* ''Manga/ArakawaUnderTheBridge'' and its sequel. There's a reason Creator/StudioShaft decided to animate this one.
* ''Anime/AssassinationClassroom'' is about a class of ordinary junior high students and their teacher "Koro-sensei", a yellow cephalopod-like creature that moves at [[SuperSpeed Mach 20 speeds]], which would be strange enough on its own. What pushes it into the surreal is that the students have to kill their teacher within a year before he causes an EarthShatteringKaboom... yeah. Not only are attempts on Koro-sensei's life an ultra-common occurrence in the classroom, but the teacher himself happily gives pointers in the art of assassination to his students, even though '''he is their target'''.
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' (and ''Hetalia: World Series''): World history + countries turned into [[{{Bishonen}} impossibly cute/hot guys]] + HoYay = this show (especially the English dub, in which most, if not all, of the dialogue is more risque than what the Japanese version has).
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' lives up to this kind of stuff, as does the author's follow-up series, ''Manga/{{Yotsuba}}''.
* While ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}'' is probably still bizarre in Japan, the religion/mythology of Japan at least let the original audience understand things like the crab gods and lost cows. And the puns. Oh god, the puns...
* ''Anime/BlackRockShooter'': Let's get this straight. We have the story starting in a MentalWorld with a {{Stripperific}} outfitted girl fighting other dream versions of girls, [[GreyAndGrayMorality no clear heroes or villains]], just some girls fighting each other for some reason, and this is before we meet the {{Yandere}} WheelchairWoobie, Kagari, whose favorite hobby seems to be chucking gross-colored macaroons at people in both the real and MentalWorld. And an older woman who serves everyone coffee, but calls it "dirty water" when asked if she likes it. Then there's some FracturedFairyTale about a bird soaking up rainbow colors [[spoiler: until it turns black and ''dies''. And the color of the bird the hero ''most'' admires is actually the black '''dead''' one]].
* ''LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokuroChan'' is a parody of every HaremGenre trope and plenty more, and does it by taking them to ridiculous extremes, so it looks especially strange to those not familiar with the genre. Unusually though, whilst the tropes are Japanese, the [[BlackComedy humor]] is nearer to American GagSeries like ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. And by many indicators it is [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff more popular in the West]].
* ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo'': the characters confuse their enemies into submission, confusing the ''viewer'' in the process. The main character is a [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro]] knock-off with a blonde afro who uses "fist of the nose hair", and the enemy is an evil empire that wants to shave everyone's head. That covers the first couple of episodes, and ''it gets weirder''.
* ''Anime/CatSoup'', which is considered to be weird even by the standards of weird Japanese things.
* ''Manga/{{Chintsubu}}'' is a manga about boys who have talking penises. This one is so bizarre that it's often brought up in internet conversations purely as a benchmark of "how weird can Japanese media get."
* ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool'' is a parody of old shounen shows, about a normal(ish) guy that starts going to school full of "badasses". And a gorilla. And a robot (that doesn't realize he's a robot). And a mute man that looks strangely like the deceased lead singer of Music/{{Queen}}.
* ''Anime/DaiMahouTouge'', which is sort of a mix between ''Anime/PuniPuniPoemi'' and ''LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokuroChan'', with a protagonist who compensates for her lack of hyperness with pure evil.
* In ''LightNovel/DateALive'', there are girls who can cause massive damage to the world just by appearing. And [[PersonOfMassDestruction killing them]] is just about impossible. The solution? ''Date'' them. And the DatingSim-like choices that occasionally pop up as you do so are not decided by ''you'', but by a group ''dedicated to this very purpose.'' An idea that only Japan can come up with.
** Can be [[JustForFun/XMeetsY described]] as ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' meets ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows''. Which are both on this page. And it still manages to be one of the more serious titles on this page.
* ''LightNovel/TheDevilIsAPartTimer'': TheDevil is forced to work at [[BlandNameProduct MgRonald's]], and enjoys it so much that he pulls a HeelFaceTurn.
* ''LightNovel/DogAndScissors'': A teenage bookworm is murdered and inexplicably reincarnated as a dachshund. His (former?) favorite novelist adopts his new doggy self and torments him with scissors.
* ''[[http://beta.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-08-30/surreal-post-apocalyptic-animal-anime-donyatsu-3rd-short-streamed Donyatsu]]'' is a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] SliceOfLife about [[FunnyAnimal cats]] which, [[MindScrew for some reason]], have bodies modeled on various donut-shaped snack foods.
* ''Anime/ExcelSaga''. The American release even has the title written in faux-Japanese letters.
** From the same people: ''Anime/PuniPuniPoemi''. Two {{OVA}} episodes of sheer insanity. The 'magical girl transformation' involved shoving a knife up the rectum of a talking dead fish.
* ''Manga/FightingFoodons'', which gives a whole new meaning to the word "food fight". More specifically, due to magic cards called "Meal Tickets", food can be brought to life, and so chefs are constantly competing to create the strongest food warriors.
%% * ''Anime/{{Fireball}}''
* ''Anime/{{FLCL}}''. It's pronounced 'fooly cooly' (not even the characters know the meaning), and is about a crazy woman who beats a young boy with a guitar to summon giant mecha out of his head so she can kill them, in between hitting him with her Vespa just for fun.
* ''Anime/GetsumenToHeikiMina''. {{Magical|Girl}} [[PettingZooPeople Bunny Girls]] who fight aliens trying to cause trouble at sporting events. And their attacks are vegetable-themed.
* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}''. Its humor relies on a lot of Japanese puns, references to Japanese pop culture, Japanese-style humor, and a basic knowledge of famous historical Japanese figures. Though later on they also have gags like "Willis Smith" and sneezing the name "Mai-ke-ru ''Jackuson!''" And a whole lot of in-universe running gags and random Widget Series staples. And it has two ''Franchise/StarWars''.[[MayTheFarceBeWithYou parodies]].
* ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'': {{Moe}} girls pilot tanks as a sport on top of a gigantic floating city.
* ''Gloom Party'' takes the cake. It's a {{yonkoma}} series that the English publishers, DMP, knew would be incomprehensible to an American audience, since a large amount of the gags are Japanese puns, or refer to Japanese phenomena. Therefore, they added the words ''How to "read" manga'' to the title, made sure that the American edition contained ''only'' the strips that Western readers wouldn't understand, and added a short explanation of the joke to every strip, turning it into a guide to incomprehensible Japanese humor.
* ''Manga/GugureKokkurisan'': A self-proclaimed doll girl named Kohina decides to summon the fox spirit on her own and ends up being haunted by the Kokkuri...who is appalled by her low living standards that he appoints himself to be her guardian. He is later joined by a masochistic Inugami, who is obsessively in love with Kohina and an alcoholic bum of a Tanuki who freeloads in the Ichimatsu home to create more weird hijinks in Kohina's life.
* [[Anime/NyanpireTheAnimation The Gothic World Of Nyanpire]]: An abandoned black cat is found dying alone during a rainy night. The same night, a vampire shows up and feels bad for the kitten. He decides to cut his finger and feed a drip of his own blood to the cat. Which results in the cat turning into an actual living vampire cat. He gains fangs, wings, and a yellow cross on his stomach, and later gets the name "Nyanpire" since he's a vampire. He lives with an owner who owns a Siamese cat named Chachamaru. He later befriends a Samurai cat named Masamunya who starts developing a crush on him. And a fallen angel from heaven named Nyatenshi who is constantly seen chasing a cat named Katsuo by holding a stick over a sardine that Katsuo has.
* ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'': [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Nyarlathotep the Crawling Chaos]] takes the form of a [[GenkiGirl hyperactive]] {{Otaku}} teen girl and comes to Earth ostensibly because of her job as a SpaceCop, partly because [[{{Otaku}} she]] wanted easy access to {{Anime}} and {{Toku}} goods, but primarily because she fell in LoveAtFirstSight with OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent and Creator/HPLovecraft fan [[OnlySaneMan Mahiro Yasaka]] and wants to be his ManicPixieDreamGirl wife ([[LovableSexManiac with lots of sex involved]]). [[{{Tsundere}} He]] responds with {{Slapstick}} and {{fork|Fencing}}s. They're later joined by Nyarko's old classmates Cthuguha the Living Flame (who has an equally obsessive lesbian crush on Nyarko) and Hastur the Unspeakable One (who's a CuteShotaroBoy with a crush on Mahiro), all culminating in a parody [[HaremGenre harem]]-slash-[[LoveDodecahedron Love-Dodecahedron]] with '''[[ReferenceOverdosed LOTS]]''' of pop culture references. And that's just the base premise; we haven't even touched on the plot yet...
* ''[[Anime/HareGuu Haré + Guu]]'': A boy and his mother live in the jungle, until the mom adopts a HumanoidAbomination in the form of a little girl who has another world in her stomach. Weirdness ensues.
* The two {{spinoff}}s of ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', ''Manga/HaruhiChan'' and ''Nyoron Churuya-San'', definitely qualify. Just read the lyrics to the Haruhi-chan [[http://www.animelyrics.com/anime/haruhichan/imamadenoarasuji.htm theme song]].
* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'', a series about a boy whose parents stick him with an enormous debt to the Yakuza, so he tries to abduct a little girl and ends up as her butler. The series also features aliens, robots, ghosts, demons, talking animals and involuntary time travel.
* ''Manga/HentaiKamen''. It's about a martial artist slipping a pair of panties on his head (by accident) and transforming into... a guy with underwear on his head.
* ''Anime/{{Heybot}}'' ostensibly parodies MerchandiseDriven [[ToBeAMaster competition series]] while being the weirdest one ever, as the premise involves a kid and his screw-themed robot partner partaking in joke-telling contests. Random chaotic situations (added emphasis to ''random'') and crude humor ensue.
* ''Manga/HikaruNoGo'': taking [[{{Go}} an ancient]] TabletopGame ''as strategically complex as TabletopGame/{{Chess}}'' and making a successful {{Shonen}} out of it? Only the Japanese could do something like this.
* ''LightNovel/HumanityHasDeclined'': Humanity is nearing extinction... and being replaced by (stupid, stupid) fairies. This is all played for satire and BlackComedy.
* ''Manga/HyougeMono'', a series with [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking feudal warfare, Samurai, and a guy who's obsessed with tea ceremonies and pottery art.]] Though it is based on an award winning manga, so something went right somewhere.
* ''Ippatsu Kiki Musume'' - Literally meaning "Sudden Danger Girl", sometimes translated as "Miss Critical Moment". A short-format anime series where an AnimeChineseGirl wakes up to find herself facing imminent death (such as [[SaunaOfDeath being locked in a sauna]] or [[SwallowedWhole halfway down a python's gullet]]), tries to save herself (which fails either due to her employing InsaneTrollLogic or because [[CosmicPlaything the universe hates her]]), and is ultimately rescued by complete coincidence.
* ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}'' becomes more bizarre and laden with Japanese ancient and pop culture references starting with its [[Anime/JewelpetSunshine third season]], which alienates a lot of non-otakus.
* Story wise, ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' starts out as a fairly normal take on a zombie/vampire tale, albeit with some definite twists. But then there's the names, which almost all reference western rock and roll ([[Music/REOSpeedWagon Robert E. O. Speedwagon]], [[Music/TomPetty Tompeti]], [[Music/OingoBoingo Oingo and Boingo]], etc.). And the art, which largely consists of muscular men in elaborate clothing striking model-esque poses. And some crazy character designs, such as Jotaro, whose hat seems to morph into hair about halfway around his head. Then in part 2, Battle Tendency, the [[StupidJetpackHitler cyborg Nazi]], shows up and the craziness just grows exponentially. Part 3, Stardust Crusaders, is both the story arc where things really start to become totally insane, and initially the only part of the manga to be officially released in the US (until the earlier parts got released). America even got the Capcom fighting game based on Stardust Crusaders, which is the origin of the [[TimeStandsStill ZA WARUDO]] [[MemeticMutation meme]].
* ''Manga/{{Joshiraku}}'': Cute girls having quirky conversations about inconsequential subjects in the dressing room of a ''rakugo'' theater = ''rakugo'' being a uniquely Japanese form of comic storytelling by a single performer sitting still in the middle of the stage with only a fan and a piece of cloth as props.
* ''Manga/KamenNoMaidGuy'' – that's ''Masked Maid Guy'' in English. A gigantic masked sociopath in a maid uniform terrorizes an absurdly well-endowed samurai schoolgirl for her own good. You just don't get that particular kind of "huh?" anywhere else on Earth.
* ''Anime/KillLaKill'' - A teenage girl dons a Sentient {{Stripperiffic}} SailorFuku while wielding a giant half-scissor blade to fight her way through a high school ruled with an iron fist by its AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil in a post-apocalyptic world where clothing is fascism [[spoiler:and also '''[[AlienInvasion aliens]]''']], all to find out who killed her father. And it's taken totally seriously in universe.
* ''Anime/UltimateMuscle: The Kinnikuman Legacy''. It's a parody of ProfessionalWrestling, except the wrestlers actually have superpowers. Same goes for its predecessor, ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}''.
* ''Anime/KujibikiUnbalance'' is part parody, part homage to every anime genre Japan has produced. The resulting mix of postmodernism and {{Clichestorm}} is strange, especially to viewers who don't know the genres in question.
* ''Manga/TheKurosagiCorpseDeliveryService'' is weird enough by itself but it's also weird ''about'' Japan, showcasing vestiges of ancient traditions still practiced there.
%% * ''LightNovel/KyouranKazokuNikki''
* ''Manga/TheLegendOfKoizumi''. World leaders use extreme high-stakes Mah-Jong to decide everything from deals to papal elections to SAVING THE WORLD! Everything is [[RefugeInAudacity over the top]] {{shounen}}, playing all of the stereotypes of nations and their leaders entirely straight.
%% * ''LightNovel/MacademiWasshoi''
%% * ''Anime/MagicalPlay''
* ''Anime/MagicalShoppingArcadeAbenobashi''. Basically, ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' on crack. Two kids jump through distorted, Alternate-Universe versions of their town trying to get back home. Each of them parodying a different cliche of Anime, {{Otaku}}, and Japanese culture in general. To people not familiar with Japan, the series is pure, incomprehensible randomness.
%% * ''Anime/MarieAndGali''
* ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'': Two brothers must find a mystery object known as the 'Penguindrum' for an entity residing in a penguin-shaped hat that is possessing and keeping alive their IllGirl sister, in company with small cartoonish [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins penguins]] that only they can see. And ''then'' the copious amounts of MindScrew start.
* ''Manga/MidoriDays'': Boy who is often [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold mistaken for a school bully]] wakes up one morning to find a miniaturized version of a girl from his neighborhood attached to his right arm. Literally.
* ''Manga/MidoriNoMakibao'': [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=2070 An anime about horse racing, for kids]], by Creator/StudioPierrot. We couldn't make it up if we tried.
* The short film ''WebAnimation/MoriNoAndo'' is... strange to say the least.
* The basic premise of ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'' is explainable (boy gets saved by mermaid; must marry her to keep up TheMasquerade), but the execution of the premise is nothing short of insane, involving Mermaid Yakuza, a Franchise/{{Terminator}} (really), and more ArtShift than one would think could be crammed in.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' starts off looking a little quirky (mostly the CreepyCoolCrosses), but once Leliel arrives (episode 16), it becomes an escalation of psychological jargon, [[DerangedAnimation strange visions]], obscure Biblical references and [[NoBudget stock footage]]. There's also ''The End Of Evangelion'', which ramps the weirdness and horror UpToEleven.
* ''Anime/NerimaDaikonBrothers'', from the director of ''Anime/ExcelSaga''. An anime musical series about farmers who want to become musicians but are constantly low on cash. One of the characters falls in love with a panda. Aliens appear.
* ''Manga/{{Nichijou}}'''s cover art of a classroom, completely ordinary except for [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight the deer standing on a student's desk]], sums it up pretty well. Its ShowWithinAShow, ''Helvetica Standard'', is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTrUDk0BlFk widgety]] even by Japanese standards.
* ''Manga/NininGaShinobuden''. Attempting to explain the weirdness (especially Onsokumaru) will get you some weird looks.
* ''Franchise/OnePiece''. Okay so you have a kid who wants to be not just any pirate, but the KING of the pirates, and he eats a magical fruit that turns him into a RubberMan, then he befriends a {{Cyborg}} {{power|Source}}ed by [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum cola]], a woman who can [[MultiArmedAndDangerous make extra limbs bloom like flowers]], a woman who [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane appears]] to WeatherManipulation powers, a [[DanceBattler break dancing]] french chef, and a man who uses three swords, ''[[DualWielding at the same time]]''! And then there's a [[TalkingAnimal talking]], [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifting]] reindeer doctor and a singing [[DemBones skeleton]] who's also a MasterSwordsman. And those are just some of the ''main'' characters. The antagonists are even ''crazier''.
** The fact that ''One Piece'' is so insanely popular in Japan, but rarely becomes more than a CultClassic even among manga in other countries, is probably one of the things that cement this trope.
* ''LightNovel/GonnaBeTheTwinTail'': Extra-dimensional invaders attack Earth not for its resources or to conquer it but... for its twintails? Rather, they're attacking Earth to drain the "zokusei" (something that has no direct definition in the West) of its people. Said Zokusei manifests in typical {{Otaku}} fetishes like bloomers, model-making, and of course, twintails.
* ''Oshiri Kajiri Mushi'', literally '''Butt-Biting Bug'''. Butt. Biting. Bug. This is an anime based on a children's song about a type of bug that makes people happier and more social... by biting their butts.
* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' relies ''heavily'' on Japanese puns and wordplay, and might be a little bit strange to someone with little or no understanding of either.
* ''Manga/OyasumiPunpun''[[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/oyasumi_punpun/]] - a [[SilentProtagonist mute]] little bird (think [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Woodstock]] but three feet tall), drawn in line style while everyone else is drawn realistically, tries to comprehend his bad home life and the behaviour of people at his kindergarten. Occasionally, he summons God for answers; God has an [[FunnyAfro afro]] and is getting tired of the same questions.
* ''Anime/PaniPoniDash''. It's about a school full of very weird students. And a ten-year-old MIT grad teacher. And a cat who says he's God. And a bunny who only exists to be abused. And space aliens who have little to no impact on the plot except to make ''Star Trek'' jokes. And a class rep who defies all logic or sanity. And apparently it's all shot on a soundstage and the cinematographer is very bad at hiding it.
* ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' is surreal both plot-wise and design-wise, using Western animation art styles for the most part. Namely in the style of 90's American cartoons that were WHAT series in their own right.
%% * ''Literature/{{Paprika}}''
* ''Manga/{{Patalliro}}'' is an old-school example. It's a very weird shoujo comedy with BL elements that started in the late 70s and is still running today.
%% * ''Manga/PenguinMusume''
* ''Manga/PopTeamEpic'', a {{yonkoma}} with NegativeContinuity, still manages to achieve this status by way of its heavy reliance on SurrealHumor. Even understanding all the Japanese references and wordplay won't explain comics like [[http://sirlorence.tumblr.com/image/126554912934 this]].
* ''Anime/{{Potemayo}}''. A boy finds an over-possessive [[{{Moe}} moe-blob]] [[ItCameFromTheFridge in his fridge.]] And he calmly adopts it, naming it after what he had in the fridge. Then another one appears, except this one is a {{Tsundere}}, ''scythe-wielding'' moe-blob that {{Beam Spam}}s from the worms on the side of its head, and leaves gifts of charred, bleeding animal carcasses on the desk of one of the boy's classmates. That's the ''first'' episode.
* ''Manga/SaintYoungMen'' is about Jesus and Buddha sharing an apartment in modern-day Japan.
* ''Manga/SaitamaChainsawShoujo'': [[TheNondescript Stunningly average]], bespectacled high school girl [[YourCheatingHeart sees her boyfriend hugging]] the strange NewTransferStudent with IdiotHair. After speaking with her best friend / [[ReincarnationRomance love interest from medieval Europe]], she concludes [[MurderIsTheBestSolution that the best course of action is murder/suicide]] by way of [[MartialArtsAndCrafts the Confederate forester chainsaw martial art]] passed down to her by her Texan [[BadassGrandpa grandfather]]. It's weirder than it sounds.
* ''Manga/{{Sankarea}}'' is definitely an oddity. Let's see, the main character is a boy with very [[NightmareFetishist unusual interests]] who ends up accidentally turning a naive, isolated girl into an [[{{Moe}} impossibly]] {{cute|MonsterGirl}} [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombie]]. They become a couple and try to live an ordinary life while fending off her PervertDad, her [[AllWomenAreLustful jealous stepmother]], and a {{Hot|Scientist}} MadScientist who wants to use her for research.
* ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei''. Horribly suicidal homeroom teacher underpins various Japanese social problems by presenting them as {{Spoof Aesop}}s, and his entire class' names directly indicate their personality, as well as the particular social problem they (hilariously) represent -- with the exception of the [[{{Pollyanna}} delusionally optimistic]] Kafuka, [[IronicNickname named after Franz Kafka]].
** Anything by Creator/StudioShaft qualifies. Even the [[VisualNovel/EfATaleOfMemories entirely serious ones]].
* ''Manga/{{Senyuu}}''. "''[[OpeningNarration One day, without warning, a huge hole appeared in the world. And from it, emerged many demons]]...''" including Godzilla and a freaking Gundam. It only gets weirder from there. Including [[http://imageshack.us/a/img16/7610/senyuufull1404521.jpg this]] [[http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/441/nisepanda.jpg/ thing]].
* ''Anime/SevenOfSeven'': A normal schoolgirl is subjected to CloningBlues when she's split into seven copies of herself... who then all try to go after the boy she was interested in. Eventually, they take turns being the 'real one'.
** And it was created by the guy who directed '''''Manga/{{Giant|Robo}}''''''. ''Freakin''' ''''''[[Manga/GiantRobo Robo]]'''''.
%% * ''Sexy Commando'' (a.k.a.: Sexy Commando Gaiden: Sugoi yo, Masaru-san!)
* ''Manga/SgtFrog''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvks5APtYSs Umm...]] WildMassGuessing? Creator/JhonenVasquez was SeparatedAtBirth from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mine_Yoshizaki Mine Yoshizaki]]. MagicPlasticSurgery was involved. As were {{Human Popsicle}}s. Along with ridiculous amounts of whatever the Japanese put in their candy. At the turn of the millennium, they both decided to make weird series about {{Ineffectual Sympathetic|Villain}} {{Alien Inva|sion}}ders. EagleLand, being so lame they're lame, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork killed]] WesternAnimation/InvaderZim after two seasons, despite its fanbase. Japan, which prides itself on being geek Mecca, has made ''seven'' seasons of this madness, along with '''twenty''' volumes of manga - there are entire shelves of Keroro swag, '''''[[RealityIsUnrealistic just like in the opening sequence of the first series!]]'''''
* ''Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco''. A middle school student is forced to take over her father's job as a SpaceCop when he freezes himself by accident. She fights crime by turning into a gun [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Megatron-style]].
* ''Anime/SuperMilkChan''. A five-year-old girl lives in a house with her robot maid and complains about all the bills she has to avoid paying to her CampGay landlord. She's a superhero but she constantly blows off the President (of Everything), who attracts flies. That's just the ''beginning'' of the insanity in this show.
%% * ''Anime/ImGonnaBeAnAngel''
%% * ''Anime/TokyoPig''
* ''Manga/TonoToIssho'' is JidaiGeki made ''really'' freakin' weird.
* ''Ultimate Girls'' combines {{Magical Girl}}s and [[HumongousMecha Giant Mecha]], throws in a robotic, talking phallic symbol for a mascot, and every episode is chock full of [[DoubleEntendre innuendo]].
* ''Manga/UltimateTeacher'' is beyond description. The most normal thing about it is that the school is so bad, there's a graveyard for dead teachers. Most of the 50 minute OVA is a giant BigLippedAlligatorMoment. Zombies? Check. Men wearing girls' gym shorts? Check. Guy who fights by flinging quarters? Check. That's not even getting into the genetic experimentation. It cannot be quantified.
* ''Manga/{{Upotte}}'' has MoeAnthropomorphism of assault rifles... and Sniper rifles... and Sub-Machine guns (represented by kindergarteners). ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection'' has a similar concept, except with naval warships of the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII era replacing firearms, with [[Anime/KantaiCollection an anime in January 2015]].
* ''Anime/{{Usavich}}''. It airs on Japanese MTV.
* ''Anime/WandabaStyle'' has four wanna-be {{Idol Singer}}s trying to hold their first performance on the moon with the help of a MadScientist and his [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots humanoid]] "[[InsistentTerminology satellite]]".
* ''Anime/WelcomeToTheNHK'' will seem [[RealityIsUnrealistic completely nonsensical]] to someone that doesn't know about Japan and otaku culture.
* ''Manga/WooserNoSonoHigurashi''. A bizarre, weirdly dark RandomEventsPlot GagSeries about a perverted yellow rabbitoid.
* ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows''. Dating sim otaku is landed with a demonic contract to make girls fall in love with him in order to drive out the evil spirits hiding in their hearts, and decides to do so by using dating sim strategies, which turn out to work astonishingly well. There is no possible way an idea like that could have come from anywhere but Japan, plain and simple.
* ''[[Manga/YakitateJapan Yakitate!! Ja-pan]]'' is a show/manga about bread. No, it does not teach you how to ''make'' the bread (one exception for bread-in-a-rice cooker). It focuses on tournament-style battles between bakers. And puns. Lots and ''lots'' of delicious Japanese pans.
* ''Manga/YuGiOh''. A bunch of high schoolers and adults solve the world's problems by playing a [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries children's card game]]. Also there's Ancient Egyptian demons, psychotic computer programs, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and hairstyles that]] [[AnimeHair defy all possible logic]]. [[Anime/YuGiOhGX The]] [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds follow-up]] [[Anime/YuGiOhZexal series]] are even weirder.
* ''Anime/OxTales''. A cartoon, based on the Dutch comic ''Boes'', about a Dutch farmer and his misadventures around his farm, including a lot of surreal BodyHorror gags involving farm and exotic animals.


[[folder:Comic Books]]
* WHAT - ''ComicBook/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice''. A couple of gun-toting {{Funny Animal}}s [[TheyFightCrime Fight Crime]] ([[DesignatedHero sometimes on purpose]]), and go on mildly psychedelic adventures through {{Eagleland}} childhood nostalgia and American pop cultural references. To non-Americans it ranges from mildly incomprehensible to completely incomprehensible, [[SurrealHumour which may be why the largest fansite for them is British]].
* ''Comicbook/{{Madman}}''. It's hard to place it in one particular genre or the other. Usually, it's every genre all at the same time.
* ''ComicBook/SavageDragon'' is too violent and sexual to be a typical superhero book but way too fun to be a serious adult comic. Some of the villains this series has seen include a man who fires human waste with enough force to decapitate, a deadly FlyingBrick with a chicken head, and a cute 3-foot-tall warlord that takes over entire galaxies (and was friends with the hero's adopted daughter for a time). Then we have strange twists on {{exp|y}}ies of Doctor Doom or [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]]. Then we have the other end of the spectrum with characters like Darklord and the Fiend who are very disturbing and deadly.
* Never before has Canada's largest city been so quirky. ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' includes but is not limited to lesbian half-ninjas, psychic super vegans, [[ArtificialLimbs bionic arms]], Sexy Demon Hipster Chicks, abilities to manipulate pure sound using sheer determination, [[PapaWolf angry Chinese fathers with katanas protecting their]] obsessive daughters, and gay men as far as the eye can see (though the book focuses on a heterosexual couple).
* ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'': '''WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck''' has a SecretIdentity as Paperinik, known in English-speaking countries as Superduck or the Duck Avenger; he finds an ArtificialIntelligence in a skyscraper. TheyFightCrime.
* ''Comicbook/HermanHedning''[[note]]lit. "Herman the Heathen" but called Marwin Meathead in English editions.[[/note]], a weird ReferenceOverdosed Swedish comic with the sickest sence of humor you are likely to encounter. You have to wonder what the hell is going on inside Jonas Darnell's head.
* ''ComicBook/NovasAventurasDeMegaman'', thanks in no small part to having a GenreShift almost every issue, being DarkerAndEdgier, BloodierAndGorier and HotterAndSexier than most versions of the ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic'' franchise.
* The genre of superhero comics is WAT to many people around the world. After all, people can understand a masked vigilante fighting crime, a wizard dealing with demonic incursions, or a mad scientist threatening the world from his faraway lair. Perhaps even a flying man wearing a cape and helping people. But to see all of them at once, teaming up to fight off an alien invasion? Only in America.
* A Dutch cartoon series called ''Boes'' (the inspiration for OxTales), about a Dutch farmer and his misadventures around the farm, including a lot of humour involving various farm and exotic animals, with lots of surreal BodyHorror scenarios.
* ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' and its characters (Minnie the Minx, Dennis and Gnasher, etc.) count as a WBT, having very British humor and not being exported elsewhere to countries not familiar with said humor or the characters.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''The Knight Life'', a LifeEmbellished webcomic with a tendency towards parody, is very much a WHAT. Such characters as a housewife who puts on an armless costume and fights crime as "The Masked Maggot," or a lowlife who works as a human rug and can identify shoes by how they press into his back, make sense if and only if one's familiar with the parts of American culture they're mocking.

[[folder:Eastern Animation]]

[[folder: '''WART''' (Weirdly Awesome Russian Thing) ]]

* ''The Adventures of Captain Vrungel'': A Soviet [[OffModel inconsistently animated]] mini-series about an [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits old seadog, a handsome young sailor and a dishonoured tramp]] participating in a regatta around the globe while getting chased by two [[GratuitousItalian hilariously gratuitous]] [[TheMafia Mafiosi]] and a Franchise/JamesBond CaptainErsatz looking for a priceless MacGuffin in a [[SenselessViolins cello case]]. [[HilarityEnsues Squirrels, robo-dogs, exploding volcano island saunas, house domino and lots of champagne ensue]]. This is an adaptation of a much earlier children's novel of the same name. Most of the weirdness and hilariousness was preserved (and even added, in case of the James Bond character).
* ''Animation/LastYearsSnowWasFalling'': A {{Claymation}} short about a narrator desperately trying to find a story to tell, before settling on a nameless small-town idiot and [[AttentionDeficitOhShiny ADD-plagued]] CloudCuckooLander who is ordered by his wife into the woods to find a christmas tree. He comes across Literature/BabaYaga's house instead. What [[MindScrew comes next]] [[NoFourthWall challenges even the narrator's endurance]].


[[folder: Other ]]

* ''Animation/{{Fantadroms}}'', a Latvian cartoon about a shapeshifting cat robot that goes around his homeworld stopping various disputes between other characters. This trope actually prevented this show from getting an American release - Streamline Pictures had plans to release an American localization of the show, but they scrapped it partially due to them considering it too bizarre for American audiences.

[[folder:Fan Works]]

[[folder: '''WJT''' (Weird Japanese Thing) ]]

* The ''WebAnimation/TouhouM1GrandPrix'' features a MonsterMash of characters, including many from Myth/JapaneseMythology, from a {{shmup}} [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} video-game]] doing [[BokeandTsukkomiRoutine stand-up comedy]].
* Creator/AAPessimal uses the canonical country of Agatea as the launch-pad for all those things Japanese which Western observers find to be culturally strange or impenetrable. There is a fashion in Ankh-Morpork, for instance, for imported Agatean illustrated novels of the sort popularly known as [[Main/{{Manga}} Man-Gi]] comics. The canonical character of Miss Pretty Butterfly (Koukouchou-sama), now Principal Tutor in Agatean Studies at the Assassins' Guild School, who is used as a walking UpToEleven illustration of "Japanese" culture and society. Depending on her mood, her hair can go through all the classic Japanese styles, such as HimeCut, OjouRinglets, OdangoHair, and many others, from day to day.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* '''EIEIO''' (Excessively Irish Example of Intentional Oddity)
--> A Note: The Irish film industry is very small, even the large scale local films are only comparable to most US Indies. As a result, most domestic films don't bother toning it down for foreigners, and just make movies for ourselves. Expect profuse swearing, GreyAndGrayMorality, a propensity for offbeat characters and very, very dark humour.
** ''Film/WakingNedDevine'': The eponymous Ned dies of a massive heart attack after winning the lottery. The local town bands together to cover up his death in order to claim his winnings. Hilarity ensues. Also, a very old man rides a motorcycle while very, very naked.
** ''Film/TheButchersBoy'': A young lad in rural 1960's Ireland loves nothing more than playing with his best friend. Then his mother commits suicide and he slowly starts going mad. As a result he's sent away to a borstal, where he has visions of a foul mouthed Virgin Mary, played by Sinead O'Connor, before being molested by a priest. Eventually he escapes, and returns home to his abusive alcoholic father, before finally losing it completely and going on a murder spree, having hallucinated the world being destroyed by nukes and being repopulated by humanoid flies. ''This is a comedy''.
** ''Film/TheGuard'': An over the top homage to 70's Dirty Harry-esque, mismatched partner Cop Movies ... set in small town Ireland. The eponymous Guard (Irish Cop) takes acid, molest corpses, hires prostitutes, insults his American counterparts, buys his dying mother cocaine and contracts an STD. By comparison, the drug dealers he's taking down discuss existentialism and morality, and there's an off kilter scene about gay IRA operatives.
** ''Film/AFilmWithMeInIt'': a film about a guy who really wants to be in a film but has been generally unlucky in his life, who keeps ending up with people being killed in incredibly incriminating accidents around his flat while he and his best friend keep proposing film scenarios in order to figure out how to get out of their predicaments.
** ''Film/{{Grabbers}}'', a monster film about a group of giant squid-like bloodsucking aliens that attack a seaside town. High-alcohol blood is poison to them, so when they rampage one evening there's only one way to survive the night: get everyone to the pub and keep them sloshed all night long.
** ''Adam and Paul'', a more-or-less plotless dark comedy about two heroin addicts (modeled on [[Theatre/WaitingForGodot Didi and Gogo]] and Creator/LaurelAndHardy) who spend a day wandering around Dublin trying to scrape money together to buy a fix. There are AmusingInjuries, an encounter with a patriotic Bulgarian, lots of dialogue that goes absolutely nowhere, and a generally weird and tragicomic tone.
** ''The Young Offenders'', a pair of {{Lower Class Lout}}s go on a road trip on stolen bicycles in order to salvage cocaine bales from the sea in order to get rich and are pursued by [[InspectorJavert a cop with an unhealthy obsession with arresting bike thieves]] and an EvilCripple with a [[NailEm nail gun]].
* '''PEGS''' (Peculiar & Eccentric German Subject)
** The weird German movie ''Sei zärtlich, Pinguin'' (Be gentle, [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins penguin]])
** DerSchuhDesManitu and its semi-prequel/sequel TraumschiffSurprise
* '''Wabbit''' (Weird British Thing)
** ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'', translating Music/TheBeatles' psychedelic phase with perfection.
** ''Film/{{Zardoz}}'', where the weirdness is enhanced by Creator/SeanConnery [[WTHCostumingDepartment in an orange nappy.]]
** ''Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife''. Even if you've seen their popular works, nothing will prepare you for this 2 hours worth of strangeness.
** ''Film/TheCookTheThiefHisWifeAndHerLover'', a crime drama/dark comedy/art film set almost entirely in a surreal, high-class French restaurant where the characters' costumes change colour depending on the room they're in. It mixes passionate sex scenes with horrifying spousal abuse, a truck full of rotten meat, and a man forced to roll around in dog poo, and has one of the most unappetizing, horrifying final movie meals in history.
* '''Wicket''' (Weird Canadian Thing)
** ''Film/BonCopBadCop''. The entire setup, most of the humor, and even the title are all hinged upon Canadian bilingualism.
** Anything by Creator/DavidCronenberg: ''Film/{{Videodrome}}'', ''Film/{{Rabid}}'', etc.
** ''Film/GingerSnaps'' - Werewolves as a literal metaphor for puberty. Shooting up drugs (well, wolfsbane) is the only way to temporarily slow the transformation. Its two sequels ramp up the weirdness even more.
** Anything by Creator/GuyMaddin, but especially his 2015 film ''The Forbidden Room'', which was full of stories inside of stories inside of stories inside of stories, including (but not limited to) such topics as Filipino banana vampires, evil skeleton-leotard-wearing insurance defrauders, an educational film on how to take a bath, a man bidding against his own doppelganger on a cursed bust of the god Janus, and a musical number where Udo Kier had to have a lobotomy to stop him from thinking about butts.
* '''Widget''' (Weird Japanese Thing)
** Takashi Miike films, particularly his most extreme films such as ''Film/{{Gozu}}'' and ''Film/IchiTheKiller'', tend to represent the most bizarre, violent and fetishistic Japanese strain of films to people outside of the nation.
** ''Funky Forest: First Encounter'' is a surrealist collection of vignettes, some of which interact with one another and none of which make much sense at face value. For a taste of the madness, head [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5SZzFaAZyY here]].
** ''Film/RoboGeisha''. We dare you to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo-gGes6qig watch the trailer]] without bursting out laughing or dropping your jaw in sheer WTF. Or both.
** ''Film/SukiyakiWesternDjango''. A SpaghettiWestern, in English, with an almost totally Asian cast.
** ''Film/{{Tampopo}}'' is a western in '80s Japan about ramen, complete with John Wayne-alike, varmits, and dramatic string music, interspersed with other unrelated sketches about food. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny And it is hilarious]].
** ''Film/TokyoGorePolice'': A film which takes {{Gorn}} to new heights.
** ''Film/TheCalamariWrestler'', and Minoru Kawasaki's follow-up film, ''Film/ExecutiveKoala'' are Widgets, being respectively about a wrestler who becomes a giant squid and a giant Koala who may have murdered his wife.
** ''Film/SurviveStyle5Plus''. An entirely Japanese movie... starring Vinnie Jones.
** ''Film/WildZero''. Japanese punk rockers, bikers and [[UnsettlingGenderReveal traps]] fight zombies, aliens [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and evil managers wearing short shorts.]] And it is GLORIOUS.
** ''Film/{{Onechanbara}}'', known in the US as ''Bikini Samurai Squad''. ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. They fight zombies.
** ''Film/{{Hausu}}''. There is a killer piano in this movie. It ''isn't'' the only killer inanimate object, either. And this is just the tip of the iceberg, people.
** ''Film/BigTitsZombie''. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The title says it all]].
** ''Film/FishStory'': The long and complicated tale of how, thanks to a series of coincidences, an obscure punk song from a failed 1970s punk band saves the world in 2012.
** ''Film/TetsuoTheIronMan'': A DeliberatelyMonochrome BodyHorror movie about a salaryman cursed to slowly transform into a walking pile of scrap metal.
* '''WHAT''' (Weird Humorous American Thing)
** ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossTheEighthDimension'': A sci-fi comedy satire about a ParodySue who saves the world from a MadScientist.
** ''Attack of the Killer Refrigerator''. Title is all you need to know.
** Creator/DavidLynch. ''Series/TwinPeaks'' [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff was absurdly popular in Japan]] when it first aired. It still maintains a much larger and more fanatical following there than among fans from anywhere else, to the point that many Japanese fans were surprised to discover that it was created by an American, as it was considered to be "very Japanese" in style and tone.
** ''Film/DonnieDarko'', as well as director Richard Kelly's [[Film/SouthlandTales other]] [[Film/TheBox movies]] are examples of a WAT in action.
** ''Film/FasterPussycatKillKill'': Russ Meyers's best-remember film, a hallmark of sexy, violent, American exploitation films.
** ''Film/TheGiantClaw'': A 50s BMovie best known for [[SpecialEffectFailure the design of the titular monster]].
** ''Film/GlenOrGlenda'': An unintentionally surreal film by Creator/EdWood who hijacked a true story about a transvestite.
** ''Grim Prairie Tales'': Two travellers in TheWildWest played by Creator/BradDourif and Creator/JamesEarlJones try to top one another with increasingly outrageous stories in this anthology movie.
** ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'': The midnight movie to end all midnight movies.
** ''Film/RepoMan'': A sci-fi punk rock movie with a RandomEventsPlot.
** ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera'': A metal RockOpera set AfterTheEnd featuring musical contributions by [[Music/YoshikiHayashi Yoshiki]].
** ''Film/TotalRecall1990'': Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger stars in a MindScrew-y parody of Arnold Schwarzenegger movies, based off a short story by Creator/PhilipKDick and directed by Creator/PaulVerhoeven.
** ''Film/AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes'': a parody of cheesy monster films, a hallmark of American cinema.
** TheWestern is a Weird American ''Genre'' (WAG). It's so deeply rooted in how other countries perceive America that we even have [[AmericansAreCowboys a trope about it]]. Ironically, many of the most beloved Westerns are {{Spaghetti Western}}s, made by Italians for both the American and Italian markets.
** ''Film/PeeWeesBigAdventure'': Being the first feature length film by Creator/TimBurton as well as having Pee-Wee Herman go on a road trip in order to find his CoolBike, it was almost guaranteed a spot on this page.
** ''Film/CasaDeMiPadre'': A parody of Mexican telenovelas starring the very [=WASPy=] Creator/WillFerrell as a Mexican who must defend the family home.
** ''Film/HotRod'': A film about an Creator/EvelKnievel wannabe wanting to raise $50,000 in order to get a heart transplant for his {{Jerkass}} stepfather, solely so he can mercilessly beat him, all set in a warped AffectionateParody of 80s [[Creator/StevenSpielberg Spielbergian]] Suburbia.
** The films of writer Creator/CharlieKaufman, who started with ''Film/BeingJohnMalkovich'' (the [[Creator/JohnMalkovich actor in the title]] reacted to receiving said script with IsThisAJoke) and didn't dial down anywhere down the line. That movie's director, Creator/SpikeJonze, indulged in WHAT before with his music videos (putting the Music/BeastieBoys in a cop show and Music/{{Weezer}} on ''Series/HappyDays'', making Creator/ChristopherWalken dance madly - and eventually ''fly'' - to Music/FatboySlim), and his movies took one step further - after ''Malkovich'', there was ''Film/{{Adaptation}}'' (another Kaufman script), ''Film/WhereTheWildThingsAre'', and ''Film/{{Her}}''.
** The films of Creator/TylerPerry are an example within a country. Having started his career on the African-American urban theater circuit, he makes his films primarily for a religious black audience, with CriticalDissonance being in full effect whenever (mostly white) professional critics examine his films. His most famous character, Madea (played by [[WholesomeCrossdresser Perry himself]]), is a [[NeverMessWithGranny tough-talking]], JerkWithAHeartOfGold older woman with a propensity to use violence (especially [[WouldHurtAChild against bratty children]]) in order to get her way.

* '''WTF''' (Weird Thing from France)
** ''Film/{{Rubber}}''. A movie about a sentient murderous tire. [[NoFourthWall And the people who watch the film]].
%% ** ''Film/CelineAndJulieGoBoating''
** The films of Jean-Pierre Jeunet, anyone?
*** ''Film/{{Delicatessen}}'' is about a butcher in post-apocalyptic France murdering the janitors he employs in his apartment building and serving them in his shop, and when his daughter falls in love with one of the janitors, she enlists the help of a team of militant vegetarians to save him.
*** ''Film/TheCityOfLostChildren'' is about a mad scientist who lives on an oil rig offshore from an unspecified {{Steampunk}} city abducting children so he can steal their dreams; and when he abducts the little brother of a circus strongman, the strongman and a little girl from an orphanage go on a quest to get him back. And it involves a brain in a tank.
*** ''Film/{{Amelie}}'' is about a woman attempting to make her neighbors' lives better by taking a garden gnome from one of them and taking pictures of it vacationing around the world, tricking an abusive greengrocer into thinking he's insane, and escorting a blind man to a train station giving him vivid descriptions of the surroundings.
*** ''Film/{{Micmacs}}'' is about a video store clerk falling in with a clan of weirdos who live in a junkyard after he gets shot in the head, and then him and the clan taking revenge on the two biggest weapons manufacturers in France (one of whom created the landmine that killed his father, the other one which made the bullet that he got shot with) via a procession of HomeAloneAntics.
** ''Film/LastYearAtMarienbad'' is a French film that lacks a traditional plot, backstory, named characters, etc. It's a pretty good representation of some of the more difficult-to-access aspects of French cinma.
** All the 60's films of Creator/JeanLucGodard, which pretty much sum up the craziness that was the French New Wave, and French art film in general.
** ''Film/HolyMotors'', is about a man being driven around Paris in a limousine -- every time it stops, he exits in costume as a different character, and the entire style of the movie seems to change along with him. The movie goes out of its way to basically frustrate any and every expectation or definition as to what it's about or how to describe it, as it jumps from bizarre monster movie to serious family drama to violent crime thriller to sudden, inexplicable musical number. It also begins with a different man finding a movie theater hidden behind his bedroom wall, has an insanely awesome accordion-based intermission, and concludes with an extremely melancholy but still WTF-worthy barrage of conceptual non-sequiturs.
%% ** ''Animation/FantasticPlanet''
%% ** By the same guy, ''Animation/{{Gandahar}}''
** Music/DaftPunk's ''[[Film/DaftPunksElectroma Electroma]]''. Who ever imagined a town populated by people wearing Daft Punk helmets?
%% ** ''WesternAnimation/TheTripletsOfBelleville''
** ''WesternAnimation/ATownCalledPanic''. A film based on a show animated entirely with toy figurines about a horse, cowboy, and indian toy being roommates. Horse is the main character.
** Practically the entire resume of music video and film director Creator/MichelGondry.
* '''STANZA''' (Strange Thing from Australia/New Zealand/Australasia)
** ''Film/BlackSheep2007'' is a black comedy STANZA about [[KillerRabbit Killer Sheep]].
** ''Film/MeetTheFeebles'' is practically ''Franchise/TheMuppets'' on a cocktail of acid and weed.
** The entire [[ExploitationFilm Ozsploitation]] genre, as chronicled in the documentary ''Not Quite Hollywood'', after [[UsefulNotes/MediaClassifications the R-18 rating]] was approved in 1971.
** Yahoo Serious and ''Film/YoungEinstein''.
* '''WOK''' ('''W'''eird '''O'''ccurrence from '''K'''orea)
** ''Film/AttackTheGasStation'', a South Korean comedy film that runs on RuleOfCool and RuleOfFunny.
** ''Film/SaveTheGreenPlanet'', a film by South Korean director Jang Joon-Hwan about a man who kidnaps and tortures to death people who he thinks are alien invaders. [[VillainProtagonist And he's the hero!]] It is, naturally, [[BlackComedy primarily a comedy]]
** ''Animation/AachiAndSsipak'' is a strange UsefulNotes/{{South Korea}}n animated socio-political action comedy about a dark futuristic world that is powered by fecal matter. Needless to say, there is a lot of ToiletHumor.
* '''Other/Unknown'''
** ''Film/SweetMovie'' and ''Film/WRMysteriesOfTheOrganism'' are Weird Serbian Stuff. Just the intros to our articles have serious problems summing up the movies.
** The "mo lei tau" genre of Hong Kong films, the most well-known purveyor being Stephen Chow. "Mo lei tau" roughly translates to "nonsense talk" and consists of madcap, slapstick and over-the-top humor.
** The strange Spanish movie ''Amanece, que no es poco'' (At least it's dawning). The title itself refers to the last scene, where [[spoiler: the sun rises.... from the WEST. Cue TitleDrop from the no-longer-caring main characters.]]
** SantaClaus lives in outer space with tone-deaf singing [[FiveTokenBand children from all over the world]]? His sleigh is pulled by laughing reindeerbots? He teams up with his pal Merlin to battle an effeminate [[PokeThePoodle poodle-poking]] [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demon]] in red tights? You can see all of this and more in the SoBadItsGood CultClassic ''Film/SantaClaus1959'', a Weird Mexican Thing.
** All the movies starring the Mexican luchador Wrestling/ElSanto also definitely qualify as a Mexican Example Of Weirdness (MEOW).
** ''Film/TheHolyMountain'': If there's one film that Creator/AlejandroJodorowsky has created that definitely falls under this trope, it's this.
** ''Mystics In Bali''. Oh lord, ''Mystics in Bali''! It's basically a WINDOT, a.k.a. Weird Indonesian Thing. Even weirder is that a lot of it is actually based on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leyak Indonesian mythology!]]
** ''Valerie and Her Week of Wonders'' is a surreal, allegorical 1970 Czech movie set perhaps in the 1800s about a 13-year-old girl's sexual awakening. Seemingly, every character who interacts with her is infatuated with her and/or a vampire. Or secretly her parents. Cut to cheery GainaxEnding.
** ''Taxidermia'' is a Whit (Weird Hungarian Thing) possibly-generational epic featuring three extremely different but equally gross segments that go, in full GenreBusting mode, from weird historical sex comedy to puke-filled inspiration sports film parody, finally arriving at ultra-gory horror film territory.
** ''Film/TheLure'' is a Whippet ('''W'''eird '''P'''olish '''T'''hing) about two mermaids winding up in [=1980s=] Warsaw, Poland and joining a band that plays at a dance club. One falls in love with a musician, and the other one's a cannibal. It took Sundance Festival by storm... and the Polish critics are confused why. CompletelyDifferentTitle must have helped, though.
** Judging by the trailers of movies like ''[[http://youtu.be/uZo59DeZY9g Obonsam Besu]]'' [[note]]''Devil May Cry'', may or may not be a ripoff of the [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry game]][[/note]], ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXYmFqEkCGQ&feature=share&list=ULiXYmFqEkCGQ 2016]]'', and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRi9qHi1VIs&feature=channel&list=UL The Godfather]]''[[note]]It seems that Don Corleone is a zombie now.[[/note]], the entire movie industry of Ghana seems to run on this trope. It's a '''SWAG''' ('''S'''urreal and '''W'''eird '''A'''rriving from '''G'''hana). And special mention to ''[[http://youtu.be/wfdSx1YX_3w Nkrato]]'' for this comment:
--> "I was expecting the silly karate, CGI monsters, and lots and lots of talking. Like any good Ghana Film. But nothing, absolutely nothing could prepare me for the [[spoiler:cat mouth missile]] at 0:44"
** ''Film/ValhallaRising'': a Danish/UK film about a mute one-eyed Norseman and a young boy, both slaves, who kill their pagan masters and join a bunch of Crusaders trying to get to Jerusalem. However, the crew gets lost and end up in America, where they all go crazy and get killed by mostly-unseen natives or each other. The film has very little dialogue, with long stretches of almost complete silence.
** A few Turkish films from the 1970's were pretty (in)famous for their [[SerialNumbersFiledOff blatant plagiarism of characters and effects,]] [[SpecialEffectsFailure practically no budget for the effects they didn't steal]] and [[RandomEventsPlot some really bizarre plots]]. This resulted in such films as ''Film/ThreeBigMen'' (where ComicBook/CaptainAmerica and Wrestling/ElSanto fight SpiderMan, who has become a murderous thief), ''Rampage'' (A.K.A: ''Turkish Rambo'') and ''Film/TheManWhoSavesTheWorld'' (better known as ''Turkish Star Wars'').

* The ''Literature/CompleteWorldKnowledge'' trilogy, which consists of books with {{Long Title}}s, filled to the brim with "100% false" facts, though the appendices in the paperback versions acknowledge the fact that occasionally a truth manages to end up in one of them by accident. In addition, the page numbering does not restart in later books in the series, instead picking up where the previous one left off. [[Literature/MoreInformationThanYouRequire The second book]] also serves as a page-a-day calendar, which among other things reveals an EscalatingWar of bizarre precipitation between Richmond, Virginia, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the late 1970s. This would be classified as a WHAT.
* Since ''Total Recall'' is already under Film, Creator/PhilipKDick.
* ''[[Literature/WickedPaulJennings Wicked!]]'' and ''Deadly!'' by Morris Gleitzman and Creator/PaulJennings are two children's series revolving around the bizarre, including a killer superadvanced sheep army, and immortality-conferring tea. Anything by Creator/PaulJennings generally counts.
* BizarroFiction, as a genre, is comprised hugely of [=WATs=], wabbits, wickets, and [=STANZAs=] as of this writing. However, multi-language examples are slowly rising.
* ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' and ''Literature/ThroughTheLookingGlass'' are 19th-century Wabbits. Many of the odder things in these {{Dream Land}}s are takeoffs of aspects of UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain.
* ''Literature/MaxHavelaar'' is considered to be by lots of Dutch literature critics to be one of the weirdest works in Dutch literature to be ever written. The main reason why is because the book is one of the first to change of writer and writing style dependent on the one character who at the moment of writing is writing the story (which is nowadays common thanks to postmodernism, but the book was written in 1840, which was long before the very first postmodern writers were born).
* At Swim—Two Birds, a bizarre comic novel by Flann O'Brien, in which the protagonist, also an author, wanders Dublin and doesn't do very much of anything, comes across some strange quasi-fictional phenomena and eventually has to deal with his characters breaking the fourth wall and rising up against him.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]

[[folder: '''WHAT''' (Weird Humorous American Thing) ]]

* While ''Series/ICarly'' itself isn't a WHAT, the ShowWithinAShow webcast certainly qualifies as such.
* The works of Creator/SidAndMartyKrofftProductions are [=WHATs=] that can match the weirdest of Widget Series weird for weird in being weird.
* ''Series/TheWhitestKidsUKnow'' is, in many ways, a WHAT version of ''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'', clearly taking its inspiration from that show but possessing its own bizarre sense of humor based around snark, RefugeInAudacity, and enough LampshadeHanging to run an electrician supply house.
* ''Series/ISurvivedAJapaneseGameShow'' is a WHAT version of a Widget. The American contestants participate in a Japanese game show, and are eliminated one at a time.
* ''Series/PushingDaisies''. It involves an explosive scratch-and-sniff card, Paul Reubens, an author of adult pop-up books (all in the same episode), a red-and-white striped ''morgue'', and a very American '50s RetroUniverse. Oh, and it's about a baker who can bring the dead back to life with a touch, and can't ever touch his thus-revived girlfriend or she'll die permanently. Should probably mention that.
* ''Series/TheAndyMilonakisShow''.
* ''Series/TimAndEricAwesomeShowGreatJob''. WHAT indeed. (Is [[FlatWhat you'll be saying]]...unless you're an American stoner)
** Same with SpinOff ''Series/CheckItOutWithDrSteveBrule''.
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' puts an ungodly amount of classified government information into the brain of a Best Buy-{{Expy}} retail slave and then sticks him with a StatuesqueStunner FemmeFatale and Creator/AdamBaldwin to keep him safe and his family unaware. Gets even funnier in the seasons that work Subway sandwiches or references to same into EVERY episode.
* ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', and Franchise/TheMuppets' early appearances on ''Series/TheEdSullivanShow'', probably qualify as [=WHATs=]. Their movies, however, [[LighterAndSofter do not]].
* ''Series/TwinPeaks'' features an FBI agent with a sweet tooth as the main protagonist, a quirky soundtrack, an [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} eccentric]] [[EyepatchOfPower eyepatch-wearing]] woman with SuperStrength, and [[spoiler:a dimension populated by strange beings who have the ability to [[BodySnatcher control other peoples' bodies]]]].
* ''Series/TheMonkees'' is filled with enough randomness and absurdity to qualify, especially during the second season, where they were either stoned out of their minds or didn't care any more and ad-libbed. [[EverybodyMustGetStoned ”Frodis,” anyone?]] The [[TheFilmOfTheSeries subsequent film]] ''Head'' cranked it up a few notches.
* ''Series/BeakmansWorld''. A zany-haired scientist in a neon green lab coat, his perky female assistant, a man in a rat suit, two penguins who watch the show from their home in the South Pole, famous dead guys, and a kooky and fun atmosphere to learn about science.
* Any of Creator/ConanOBrien's late night shows would count as a WHAT. Yes, even his tenure on ''Series/TheTonightShow''.
* ''Series/WonderShowzen''. This is all that needs to be said about it (besides VulgarHumor, that is).
* ''Series/{{Bibleman}}'' comes across as this to anyone who isn't American.
* ''Series/TheAquabatsSuperShow'' is often ''incredibly'' ridiculous, and indeed seems to revel in it. Laser guitars, cartoons randomly popping up, and odd plotlines often involving a rather strange MonsterOfTheWeek are only the start.
* ''Series/TheSpoilsOfBabylon'' and its SpinOff ''The Spoils Before Dying''. [[AffectionateParody Affectionate Parodies]] of bloated, pretentious miniseries from the 70s and 80s that were based off {{Doorstopper}} novels, acted out by an AllStarCast playing actors playing characters.
* ''Series/{{Oobi}}'' is a show aimed at preschoolers where all the characters are played by live-action, talking hands with eyes on them.
* ''Series/DuckDynasty'' and ''Series/HereComesHoneyBooBoo'', two of the main drivers of the "rednecksploitation" boom in American RealityTV in the early '10s. Specifically, they're Weird Images of the South (WITS).
* ''Series/StrangerThings'' makes it obvious right from the title. Rooted in nostalgia for TheEighties, it is a WHAT homage to the [=WHATs=] of the past, particularly Creator/StephenKing's Americana-based horror novels and the family adventure films of Creator/StevenSpielberg and Creator/AmblinEntertainment, combined with dollops of Creator/HPLovecraft, ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', and ''Franchise/SilentHill''.


[[folder: '''Widget''' (Weird Japanese Thing) ]]

* In-universe, ''Series/ThirtyRock'' shows a nonsensical musical soundbyte featuring Jenna smiling, winking, and laughing at the camera. She then says (out of the commercial) that she has no idea how it advertised Tokyo University.
* Combine a GameShow and CookingShow format in ''Series/IronChef''. ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Chef_America Iron Chef America]]'' is a more "normal" but more fast-paced version of the original.
** Some have said that the problem with ''Iron Chef USA'' (the first American adaptation, featuring Creator/WilliamShatner) was that the creators assumed the original was only popular for laughing at wacky foreigners, so they didn't take it seriously. ''[=ICA=]'' occasionally pokes fun at the {{Kayfabe}} of the show (according to Alton, there are several Kitchen Stadiums, at least one of which is in space), but otherwise takes it seriously as a competition between culinary masters.
* ''Series/DotchCookingShow'' was an even more intense cooking game show that pitted two amazing-looking dishes against each other and a panel of seven choosing which dish to eat at the end of the episode. Each dish had its own crazy-awesome special ingredient. At the end, the people who voted for the winning dish got to eat it and the chef who made the losing dish had to (oh, darn the luck) eat it alone. Oh and the losers are forced to watch the winners eat as they get nothing at all. This show was ''amazing''.
* ''Series/TakeshisCastle''. ''[[Series/MostExtremeEliminationChallenge MXC]]'' is a WHAT (Weird Hilarious American Thing) made from it.
* ''SASUKE'' and ''Kinniku Banzuke'', which air in the US and Australia as ''Series/NinjaWarrior'' and ''Series/UnbeatableBanzuke'', respectively. G4 heavily plaued up their status as wacky Japanese shows. Not only did they throw "ninja" into the first show's name, but the on-camera host who appears before and after segments on ''Unbeatable Banzuke'', who only speaks Japanese and needs to be subtitled? He was the host ''hired by G4 solely for the American version.''
* ''Brain Wall'', known to many American Website/{{YouTube}}rs as simply "Human Tetris". It lost much of its widgety charm when adapted for Fox as ''Hole In The Wall''.
* The six-episode variety show ''Vermilion Pleasure Night'', which Wiki/TheOtherWiki compares to a Japanese version of ''Series/{{SCTV}}''. Recurring skits included a drama about a family of mannequins, a spaceship boarding house with a tortured alien, and a bunch of actresses being Barbie dolls. These are then interspersed with one off stories about cannibal cuisine, bondage nurses, and things that just take a sharp left turn halfway through a given sketch. This show hits you with weird repeatedly and never lets you up.
* One Japanese show called ''Susunu! Denpa Shonen'' [[note]]''Don't Go For It, Electric Boy!''[[/note]] took an unsuspecting volunteer (who they told was going on an "important show-business related job", but that was it), then had him live in a small apartment, naked, with no supplies other than a pen and magazines. Then he had to live off of prizes won by magazine sweepstakes until he had the value of a specific amount of money. All this time, the guy was on TV and didn't know it, since he had been told it would be broadcasted ''after'' he was done. It seems almost pointless to mention that this is something that could only exist in Japan; in many countries the makers of the show would probably face criminal or civil penalties, and in the US (and maybe elsewhere, but ''especially the US''), they'd be sued six ways from Sunday.
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai''. This is the reason an American adaptation, that would eventually become ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', got stuck in DevelopmentHell. {{Executive|Meddling}}s thought it was too much of a Widget Series to succeed on American TV.
** Within ''Sentai'' itself, there's ''Series/BattleFeverJ'', which has bizarre costumes and a lot of dancing. However, it introduced the first robot in ''Sentai'', and was thus the first ''Super'' Sentai. Toei eventually added Goranger and JAKQ into the ranks of ''Super Sentai'', possibly to ensure that ''Battle Fever J'' wasn't the first one on the list.
** ''Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger'', which was essentially an extremely DenserAndWackier SelfParody of ''Super Sentai''. This resulted in some problems when adapting to ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'' as the seriousness of the American show did not go well with the silly Japanese footage. Seriously, there was an episode where the MonsterOfTheWeek bakes the heroes into a giant pizza! ''Go-Onger'' below was its SpiritualSuccessor.
** ''Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger'' went to Widget territory more than once, especially in its early episodes, as can be seen in the ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'' episode [[BizarroEpisode "Lost and Found in Translation"]]. Amazingly, it managed to do that while still being overall DarkerAndEdgier than its ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder counterpart]].
** ''Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger'' is a LOT LighterAndSofter than the rest of the franchise and is considered a comedy. In direct contrast, ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' was a PragmaticAdaptation which, as the top of the RPM page describes it, is to ''Power Rangers'' what ''The Dark Knight'' was to Batman, making this one real jarring to those who watched both versions.
** ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' in the vein of the above, features Samba transformations and two villains who represent the emotions Joy and Happiness, with many of their antics qualifying as killing with kindness. Also the Red Ranger appears to be The KidAppealCharacter.
** And then there's their unofficial series, ''Series/HikoninSentaiAkibaranger'',where the characters fight monsters [[AllJustADream in their heads]] using the power of delusions. There's a reason why their name means [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Unofficial Task Force Akibaranger"]]. They're struggling to become an official team of Super Sentai.
** Season 2: The Akibarangers take on a cosplaying sentai villain fanboy, meet alternate version of rangers. including Ryuuranger whose been reduced to a Chinese food mascot named China Red. They also get a second robot that is the size of a remote controlled car. not that it's any less effective than their full-size car.
* ''Series/UltramanTaro'', a SelfParody of the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' that draws inspiration from Japanese fairy tales. It's got incredibly silly {{kaiju}} like the opera-singing Orphy, the volleyball-playing Garaking, and Mochiron, a tiki monster from the Moon that loves to eat mochi rice cakes. It's got wacky plotlines that involve such things as an alien boy band having to play pop music to calm down a drunken kaiju, an android replica of a woman killed in a car accident bringing back the ghost of her pet parrot as a giant monster to kill all motorists in Japan, and an {{Oni}}-like alien shrinking the characters and putting them inside a bean to be eaten by one of their friends. And that's just the tip of the insanity iceberg.
** ''Series/UltramanAce'' too, especially in its later ''cours''. Episodes treated with utmost seriousness have dealt with things like an alien stealing pandas to make them a CashCowFranchise on his homeworld, a kid whose bedwetting problems bring a monster recurring in his dreams to life, a man being turned into a cow by the BigBad using a cursed nasal ring, a man-eating hot-air balloon literally draining the fun out of children, and a {{Kappa}} kaiju who disguises itself as a swimming pool and turns kids into kappas by eating their navels with the help of an android couple. The series is also infamous among fans for featuring the wackiest kaiju ever, including a ''violin'' kaiju.
* The Japanese show ''Oh! Mikey'' (also known as "''The Fuccons''") is a parody show featuring a StandardFiftiesFather, HouseWife, and [[TheAllAmericanBoy their son]]... With all the characters being played by mannequins whose faces never change. And [[EverybodyLaughsEnding raucous laughter]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHsWokO35jA Yeah]].


[[folder: '''WIT''' (Weird Icelandic Thing) ]]

* ''Series/LazyTown''. The ''least'' bizarre thing is the pink hair on the central character. When the Canadian kids network YTV had the rights to the show, they put out a promo deriding the show for its weirdness, and theorized that the show must be made in Iceland by a giant gorilla - followed by a clip where the villain, dressed as a gorilla, climbs a giant antenna.
-->"Oh, it is made in Iceland? By a giant gorilla? Oh, well that explains it."


[[folder: '''WST''' (Weird Scandinavian Thing) ]]

* Norwegian TV-series Brødrene Dal and [=KLM=]. Made by the comedy trio, Trond Kirkvaag, Knut Lystad, and Lars Mjøen.
** [=KLM=] being for more for adults (still being rated 'for all ages' causing it to having loads of GettingCrapPastTheRadar). Heavily inspired by Creator/MontyPython causing the actors to be dressed in drags, jokes about christianity and especiallly about [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydtiVefwWmQ priests]], dirty jokes, news parodies and the gods know what more.
** Brødrene Dal is more aimed at children, yet still some GettingCrapPastTheRadar. Here the really different men play brothers, or [[UnreliableCanon maybe]] SameSexTriplets, or just InNameOnly. [[ThemeNaming Named]] after 3 famous Norwegian valleys, although they might have a 4th brother in the narrator simply called [[https://translate.google.com/#no/en/Fortelleren Fortelleren]], and in the 4th season maybe even a 5th which not even the brothers remember. The actors for the brothers themselves also act as many different characters.
*** The 1st season, og Profesor Drøvels Hemmelighet (and Prosfessor Drøvel(Uvula's) Secret) is for them to search for a friend who has something important to tell them. It has a ton of refferences to different Norwegian culture, pop-culture and some European fiction. Most similar to [=KLM=] having small shorts as SomethingCompletelyDifferent changes.
*** The 2nd season, og spektralsteinene (And the spectral stones) can be best described as a Norwegian Series/DoctorWho, having TimeTravel between many famous fictional works like Literature/AliBabaAndTheFortyThieves, Myth/RobinHood, Literature/RobinsonCrusoe, and more, but also real-life happenings like UsefulNotes/WorldWarII with them meeting their father and helping him in LaResistance, aka. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milorg Milorg]], and in the end being named after themsleves. Ends with them traveling through space meeting aliens, driving the Doctor Who refference home.
*** The 3rd and meant to be the FinaleSeason, og Legenden om [[{{Pun}} Atlant-is]](and the Legend of Atlant-ice), TheNarrator finally [[BreakingTheFourthWall appears on camera]], being more [[UnreliableNarrator unreliable]] than ever. The brothers are [[ButThouMust forced]] to find a sacred sami vase. In this season is it a WorldOfPun, and refferences to popular TV-shows at the time with stuff like ATeamFiring, and a tent that's BiggerOnTheInside, etc. Near the end the Narrator takes a [[BusmansHoliday vacation]] to Mallorca and refuses to narrate anymore. In the end the brothers submit their adventures to have books written about them. On the way out they meet the Narrator who has [[BasedOnAGreatBigLie wrtitten himself as the hero as the story]].
*** The 4th season and the FinaleSeason, og mysteriet om Karl [=XII=]s gamasjer(And the mystery of Charles XII's gaiters), was made on request from the King of Norway himself. Made as a tribute to it being 100 years since the Dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden. It's about TimeTravel yet again. This time they have to find Charles XII's gaiters or else Sweden will force Norway into union with them again at the day of the 100 years anniversary. This season makes a SeriesContinuityError, with the brothers living together again, and Brummund having a [[SecretOtherFamily Secret Wife]] who lives in his room, who regulary comes down and steals the other brothers' breakfast, she also is a giant ParentalBonus by [[SmokingIsCool smoking]] a lot, her often being ReadyForLovemaking, and even being implied to be a [[ReallyGetsAround whore]]. And why does even Brummund keep her as a secret, and often locked up in his room? It was even made in 2005! To make this season even weirder does their [[TwoGuysAndAGirl 2 nephews and niece]] come. The brothers doesn't remember the brother who's aparently is the father at all (might be the Narrator's or even Brummund's kids, or not). The three of them are all [[MarySue Mary Sues]] to an extent and do not serve any real purpose to the story, and who their parents are is never told either.
*** The 5th installment, a movie, og Vikingsverdets forbannelse(And the Viking Sword's Curse) is the real final adventure of the brothers. Made after Trond Kirkvaag lost his life to cancer, but with Brummund somewhat being in the movie due to putting him in from a taped version of the Stage Play. The brothers buy a time-machine on TV-shop, and are thrown 1000 years back in time. Now they are in the Viking Age. It became too weird even for Brødrene Dal itself and wasn't well recieved.


[[folder: '''WTF''' (Weird Thing from France) ]]

* ''Téléchat'', a French-Belgian puppet show from the 80's. The series is a parody of TV news presented by a black cat with an arm cast (which he uses as [[HammerSpace an all-purpose box]]) called Groucha and his female counterpart, an ostrich called Lola. The news (which Groucha does with the help of a sentient microphone) relates the life of "gluons", supposedly the smallest things in existence. Sometimes Lola will also have a talk round, with a fork and a [[FunnySpoon spoon]] ([[UncannyValley with human faces!]]). There are also nonsense commercials with a green orangutan in the jungle, who [[RunningGag always]] manages to screw up the take, to the chagrin of the spot's director; and Léguman, a parody of Japanese Sentai shows. Because of its quirkiness and freakish ambiance, this show scared a whole generation of French kids, who will tell you that it still gives them some feeling of dread if they try rewatching the show. An outsider wouldn't necessarily be traumatized, but would get that this thing was weird in a distinctly French (well, Belgian and French) way.
* ''La Vie des Botes'' was a French sitcom about a robot family and talking objects (just like ''Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse''), which aired regular cartoons between the live-action segments. The channel, [=TF1=], put many hopes on this project (because it was a co-production with Canada, some designers from ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'' and ''Film/{{Alien}}'' worked on it) but it wasn't successful and it stayed for just one year; today, very few people remember this show.
* ''Series/LazyCompany'', a French TV ([[CerebusRollerCoaster mostly]]) comedy about four hapless [=GIs=] during the Battle of Normandy, featuring a Franchise/CaptainAmerica ersatz, Hitler disguised as a nun, mad scientists, a friendly Japanese pilot, and general wackiness all over the place.
* ''Le Bébête show'' is the french version of ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', but all the Muppets are replaced by caricatures of french political figures, for example, François Mitterrand is portrayed as a frog named Kermitterrand (and naming himself [[AGodAmI God]])


[[folder: '''Wicket''' (Weird Canadian Thing) ]]

* In the same vein as ''Téléchat'', we have ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBSflK1FTSY Téléfrançais]]'', a Wicket produced by [=TVOntario=] for the purpose of teaching French to English-speaking children that features, among many other oddities: a talking pineapple puppet that lives in a junkyard and looks like a rejected Furby, a fourth-wall breaking ''annonceur'', and ''Les Squelettes'', a musical group consisting of singing, dancing, instrument playing skeletons who will occasionally perform a number on ''the outside of a moving plane''. It was also made in TheEighties.
* ''[[Series/{{Nanalan}} Nanalan']]'' is another Wicket for kids. A green little girl with a speech impediment visits her nana and plays in the backyard. For some reason, us Canadians thought that both this and ''Téléfrançais'' were educational. Have fun trying to find out what her dog's name is. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPnJuHN24xU Here's one short]].
* ''Series/TheKidsInTheHall''.
* With sketches like ''[[StuffBlowingUp Farm Film Report]]'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4B_PY2vveQ the story of Vikings and beekeepers]], and of course, [[CanadaEh Bob & Doug McKenzie]], ''Series/{{SCTV}}'' could be considered as such.
* The 90's version of ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow'', which was produced in Canada, had many weird and random segments during the show that were very out of place, including random quizzes, people dancing against stock backgrounds depicting places like the mountains and a church, a Japanese man who knows karate visiting a science lab and a man being fed corn like a baby.
* ''Series/TheNoddyShop'' may look like your average kids' show, but some parts of it seem very strange. There's Aunt Agatha, a woman who has a high-pitched voice, obsesses over the ocean and rats, thinks she's a mermaid and can produce the sounds of a big ocean liner, little critters called goblins that cause trouble, a talking crawfish who can play a piano and claims to have a family, singing lips without faces that live in a box and [[BigBreastPride an alligator who has big breasts]], which is something not normally seen on a show made for preschoolers.


[[folder: '''Wabbit''' (Weird British Thing) ]]

* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banzai_%28television_show%29 Banzai]]'' was a British parody of Japanese game shows, deliberately designed to be strange and incomprehensible. The show's greatest stunt? Pitting several ventriloquists against each other in the Puppet Petrol Pump challenge - the vents themselves had to put petrol in a car blindfolded, and the ''puppets'' had to shout to tell them when to stop. Closes to £20 worth won.
* Anything by Creator/MontyPython, to the point where much British comedy is considered "Pythonesque" by non-Brits whether or not it's actually similar to Python's material.
* ''Series/BlackBooks''. Dave "Mouse Ears" Smith, pesticide by coffee machine, and "Then it's left... at the dead badger."
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' veers off into Wabbit territory every so often, especially when they make jokes based around British humor or accents. (The "lots of planets have a [[OopNorth North]]!" joke, for one, only works if you understand what a Northern English accent sounds like.)
** One episode had Rose Tyler trying to get the Queen of England to say "We are not amused." Hilarious for British audiences (and probably several Western audiences familiar with that real-life meme) but to Asian audiences, it would be odd-sounding and out-of-context.
%%* ''Series/TheMightyBoosh''.
* The American episode of ''Series/{{Screenwipe}}'' had Creator/CharlieBrooker [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgwKU54rO0U showing]] an American focus group a handful of shows that he felt would be seen as Wabbits, including ''Series/EastEnders'', ''Series/TheBill'', ''Series/{{Countdown}}'', ''Series/{{Bullseye|UK}}'', and ''Springwatch''. The Americans hated them... [[spoiler:except for ''[=EastEnders=]'', apparently.]]
* Series/NoelsHouseParty. Specifically, Music/MrBlobby. Originally created as a fake children's show character used for a CandidCameraPrank-type section of the show, that monstrosity spiraled out of control and became a franchise that fits this trope in its own right.


[[folder: ''STANZA''' (Strange Thing from Australia/New Zealand/Australasia) ]]

* STANZA is a term that would apply rather nicely to ''Music/TheWiggles''.
* See also... ''Series/MrSquiggle''.
* ''Series/BananasInPyjamas'', a kids' show about giant anthropomorphic bananas. That wear pajamas. And get cheated nearly every episode by the giant anthropomorphic rat that runs the corner shop. And there's the issue of their inherent desire to chase and hug giant living teddy bears.
* ''Series/RoundTheTwist''. Plots include a skeleton's curse that forces the cursed to end every sentence with "without my pants" (from the episode of that title), gum leaves that can transfer injuries to anyone who can hear a song played on them ("The Gum Leaf War"), a ghost haunting an outhouse ("Skeleton On The Dunny"), and superpower-conferring underpants ("Wunder Pants")...in the first season. It gets weirder: [[AnArc Overarching plots]] including music [[spoiler:played by ghosts who are trying to save their lighthouse]], two ghosts wanting to save their loved ones [[spoiler:from accidentally crashing on a boat thanks to human error 100 years ago, and doing so by possessing ''all of the regulars, including a young girl possessing a teenage boy'']], a viking love book and a mysterious visitor from a lost land. On top of that, two seasons have ''extra'' story arcs, both involving hints that a child is [[spoiler:deliberately cultivating weaponizable stenches]]. Based on the works of Creator/PaulJennings, who's in Literature above.
* ''The Upside Down Show'', a children's show involving [[NoFourthWall interaction via pressing buttons on the remote control]] such as the "Heavy and light" buttons. While the Sesame Workshop was heavily involved in it, the fact that it was created by [[Creator/TheUmbilicalBrothers Shane Dundas and David Collins]], and filmed in Australia with an all-Australian cast, makes it most definitely a STANZA.
* From the creators of ''WebVideo/ItalianSpiderman'' comes ''Series/{{Danger 5}}''. Danger 5 are an international team of spies charged with fighting against the Nazis and, ultimately, assassinating [[StupidJetpackHitler Hitler]]. This is a difficult task, as the Nazis are armed with dinosaurs, diamond women soldiers, and various other useful weapons. It's also set in an [[AlternateHistory alternate 1960s]], despite being about UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.


[[folder: '''EIEIO''' (Excessively Irish Example Of Intentional Oddity) ]]

* ''Series/FatherTed'', while produced and funded by the British Creator/{{Channel 4}}, was written and created by two Irishmen, Graham Linehan and Arthur Mathews, and all of the actors, characters, locations, and crew were Irish. Collectively had the entirety of England, Wales, and Scotland asking "what does ''[[UnusualEuphemism feck]]'' mean exactly?"


[[folder: '''Weegeet''' (Weird German Thing) ]]

* ''Bernd the Bread'': depressive, pessimistic, box-shapped Bread from a kids' show whose hobbies include staring at his ingrain wallpaper and collecting TV test cards... [[http://www.brot-bernd.de/englisch/bernd.htm Just look at his profile!]]


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* ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'' has shades of this. It's a comedic Mexican series with a fairly normal plot but has a serious case of DawsonCasting. The very obviously adult comedians playing children can come off as unusual.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Though it has a [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff very large following in the US]], early editions of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' were very much a Weird British Thing.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' is a crowning example of American absurdity at its finest.
* ''TabletopGame/MaidRPG''. Original flavour Japanese weirdness in RPG form.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Hol}}: Human Occupied Landfill''. Hand-written in several late-night sessions in an IHOP, and originally offered no character creation since "everyone just makes the same types of characters over and over again". When character creation was included in the expansion, stat rolling included several strange and useless abilities, such as an "Almond Joy" stat. ("Roll 1-3: Sometimes you feel like a nut. Roll 4-6: Sometimes you don't.")
* A lot of card-carrying mad genius Jenna Moran's (best known for ''TabletopGame/{{Nobilis}}'' and ''TabletopGame/ChuubosMarvelousWishGrantingEngine'') non-commercial pet projects are just straightforwardly weird. One that's currently on hiatus is about mischievous little fairies and has a task resolution system based off circuit diagrams and predicate logic.
* Experimental / indie / made for contest [[=RPGs=]] in general. From "Appliance Adventure" (a game about intelligent, talking household appliances) to "Get Out of Infernopolis" (storytelling gameified UNO where there is only one player / soul and everybody else is a GM / petty demon who makes the one player's life miserable).

[[folder:Web Animation / Web Original]]
* The ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fan video, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCVIu5mrkDw Border of extacy]]'' by Music/{{IOSYS}} is a widget with illogical pixellated imagery. Let's just extend that to "Half of all touhou-related songs and music videos" rather than list examples for half a page. Though some make more or less sense than others.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bOBMJVFGpU Health with Little Red Riding Hood.]] Oh God, Health with Little Red Riding Hood.
* ''WebVideo/CookingWithDog'', a YouTube program featuring a woman demonstrating how to cook simple Japanese dishes [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "hosted" by a dog]] with a thick Japanese accent. Equal parts weird, cute, Japanese, and useful.
* ''WebAnimation/LlamasWithHats'' is, to put it simply, a series of videos describing the adventures of a psychopathic llama who visits and devastates a South American city, sinks a cruise ship, and [[spoiler: nukes an entire city]]. All the while, his squeakily-voiced friend with a flowery hat voices his concern and condemns the madman's orphan-dooming actions by crying CAAAAAAARL! Repeatedly.
* The ''WebVideo/ItalianSpiderman'' series on Website/YouTube is a STANZA. It is filmed in English, dubbed into Italian and then subtitled back into English. As well as being a parody, its plot is fairly nonsensical, and it features various wonders such as surf-offs derailed by attacking penguins, and detachable exploding boomerang moustaches.
* ''WebAnimation/TheBigLezShow'' is another Youtube STANZA. It's an UsefulNotes/MSPaint animated series about Lezlie Mackerel, an [[HumanAliens extra-terrestrial]] living in Australia along with his Sasquatch friends, weird [[NoIndoorVoice loud]] yellow creatures known as Choomahs, and... whatever the hell [[TheWoobie Clarence]] is. Virtually everyone speaks in thick, [[ClusterFBomb curse laden]] UsefulNotes/AustralianSlang, are [[StonersAreFunny huge stoners]], and [[SurrealHumor various other weird stuff happens]].
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''. All crazy retro pop culture references, all the time. And are those guys supposed to be people or what?
** ''Sweet Cuppin' Cakes'' is an in-universe example.
* The ''WebAnimation/ASDFMovie'' series is a rather odd series of sketches not tied together at all that involves potatos with guns, throwing cheese at aliens and "doing an internet".
** In a similar vein, you have ''WebAnimation/ActionBunnies''.
* ''WebVideo/TheAnnoyingOrange'', which has now crossed over to Creator/CartoonNetwork.
* Although the plots in ''Website/{{Neopets}}'' tend to be a bit [[CerebusSyndrome more serious]], the site itself has a LOT of weirdness. And that's why people love it.
* ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpU8vFatBx4 The Weird History of Finnish Youtube Art]]'' is a compilation of 10 years of internet weirdness from that part of the planet, between the years 2005 and 2015. WARNING: contains YouTubePoop (SinäTuuba Paska).
* Dutch Youtuber ''[[https://www.youtube.com/user/MassagrafReviews?feature=watch Massagraf]]''. He usually makes [[WebAnimation/YouTubePoop YouTube Poops]] of Belgian kids' shows, which can (at times) be rather weird. An even weirder thing, however, is his ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgTkX2NOk1w Samsonimatie]]'' series, in which he takes characters from ''Series/SamsonEnGert'' and makes them do ridiculous things, such as drinking each other's heads through a straw. And if that's not weird enough for you, there's also ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXhBQwlTJFA vogeltje]]''.
* The Animutation genre can best be described as an American attempt at imitating widgets.
* ''WebVideo/DontHugMeImScared'' is a creepy but [[ArtStyleDissonance deceptively cute]] series of videos starring puppets who encounter FauxAffablyEvil talking [[AnthropomorphicFood food]], animals, and [[AnimateInanimateObject objects]]. There's also a lot of {{gorn}}.
* ''WebVideo/FilthyFrank'' (made by George "Joji" Miller, the self-proclaimed "Creator/EdWood of Website/YouTube") is a STANZA that relies heavily on SurrealHumor and tends toward the extremely random, offensive, and often downright {{gross|OutShow}}.

* ''Webcomic/AxeCop''. What actually happens in the comic is weird enough, but when you factor in that the writer is a six-year-old boy, it truly achieves WHAT status.
* ''Webcomic/ElectricWonderland'' can come off as pretty crazy, due to it taking place in a {{Cyberspace}} world unbound by the laws of physics.
* ''Webcomic/PrincessPi'' tends to rely on nonsensical logic.
* ''Webcomic/{{Dolan}}'' is the epitome of a Weird Finnish Thing.
* ''Webcomic/ListeningTo11975MHz'' is made by a Texan who is also a marine. You really, really would not guess that by reading it if you're going by stereotypes.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' is fairly internally coherent, but the extremely unusual storytelling, as well as the sheer absurdity of the plot, definitely qualifies it as a WHAT. Furthing it is how American pop culture such as ''Film/ConAir'' and Music/InsaneClownPosse directly ties in to the plot.
* "WHAT?!" perfectly describes the appropriate reaction to ''Webcomic/AwfulHospital'' ''AND'' perfectly summarizes it as THAT kind of WHAT. Everything about it is brain-meltingly surreal, to say the least, besides all the unorthodox characters and bizarre workings of the fictional universe it takes place in.
* ''Webcomic/{{Lookism}}'' a WOK, where to begin. Most of his life Park Hyung Suk [[KidsAreCruel has been bullied]] for being [[{{Gonk}} fat and unattractive]]. After his mother shows up at school and sees that he's bullied, she takes all the money she got and lets him transfer schools. It's a school with 7 departments, and he's enrolled to the [[TheFashionista fashion]] department. But On [[HumiliationConga his way]], the hairdresser cuts his hair to look like Kim Jong Un, and after being beat up on the street, he locks himself into his new apartment. After crying himself to sleep, ha awakens again due to a PottyEmergency. When done and washing his hands, he sees a {{bishonen}} in the mirror. It's him, with a HeroicBuild! But in the bedroom, his old body is sleeping. It's not a FreakyFridayFlip and can best be described as LiteralSplitPersonality as he changes between bodies each time he sleeps. Instead of taking the normal path of revenge, [[MiseryBuildsCharacter he decides to befriend as many as he can]]. So it's a [[FightingSeries fighting]], [[GagSeries gag]], PsychologicalHorror, RomanticComedy, and possibly more series with [[MrFanservice male fanservice]](the same way some AnimeAndManga has female fanservice for no reason what so ever all of sudden), while aimed at the same age and gender group as {{seinen}} manga.
* ''Webcomic/MountainTime'' is about as WHAT as it gets, what with its constantly-derailing story lines, characters that range from astronauts to neurotic hamsters to Jewish garden hoses, and settings that are often nonsensical (such as clouds that turn into hams).

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'' If you're a newcomer to the show, and not tearing your hair out in frustration, crying "WHAT!? THE!? HELL?!?" by the time the [[CouchGag chimpanzee]] line rolls around in its ''opening theme'', then you should probably check yourself into the nearest psychiatric ward. And that's just ''one'' of the many, '''''MANY''''' oddities that this show likes to throw at you.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvezVousDejaVu'' is a ''Weird Thing from France'' ('''[[FunWithAcronyms W.T.F.]]''') that can easily beat ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' and ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' for the title of the weirdest series in the world. Although it seems like all the information about this... strangeness... is in French, you can find some videos on the Internet by googling the title. It was made by AlainChabat, who's considered as king of the weird in France.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', the bizarre adventures of a boy and his dog in a post-apocalyptic fantasy world, much of which is totally surreal. The show itself also has a Widget Episode in "Food Chain", animated by Creator/MasaakiYuasa. [[BizarroEpisode It is bizarre even by the show's own standards]]. At one point the characters turn into birds and sing an aria from ''Theatre/TheMagicFlute'', and it just gets stranger from there...
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack''. Just watch [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hN4uhOWQrHU the opening]]. Though, much of the oddness comes from the [[DerangedAnimation sheer amount]] [[NightmareFuel of horror]] [[BlackComedy as humour]].
* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' has the tagline "It's anything but [regular]". The events that happen in the episode are very surreal, and their resolutions more so. It also has its InUniverse widget anime: ''Planet Chasers Starlight Excellent''. It's so nonsensical, it traps your mind within the videotape.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}''. Sentient food, NoFourthWall, and Dr. Seuss-like weirdness? Yup. Definitely an example.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheProblemSolverz'', [[FlameBait a rather polarizing cartoon]] about a man, a robot, and a [[InformedSpecies "dog-anteater"]] (he looks more like a turd with limbs and a face) who do ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' is this in terms of animation (a mix of stop-motion, compuet-generated effects and traditional animation), characters (the protagonist is a blue cat with an orange fish as his adopted brother, and his parents are a pink bunny married with another blue cat; his schoolmates include a TyrannosaurusRex, a paper-made bear, a cactus and a cloud) and events (very silly incidents that are taken too seriously).
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Robotomy}}''. A kid's show is about robots going to school is one thing, but one where something (or someone) is destroyed every other scene, the cast is almost entirely mentally unstable, and the ENTIRE planet is a war zone? Yup, pure WHAT.
* ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa''. From the moment Uncle Grandpa reappears in the picture frame ''after'' disappearing from view ''from outside'', and then walking into frame from the side (if not sooner), it's been made incredibly clear that this show isn't simply on a rocket train to Weirdsville, it already arrived long ago, made itself at home and set up shop.
* Creator/AdultSwim's original animation block is filled to the brim with a variety of [=WHATs=], starting from ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce''.
** ''WesternAnimation/PerfectHairForever'', a parody of anime in general and shonen anime in particular. The hero's mentor and the main villain look identical aside from one being nearly bald and the other having {{kaleidoscop|eHair}}ic AnimeHair, and minions include Catman (who is just a guy in a cat costume) and Terry/Twisty, a walking, talking tree with a SplitPersonality (who later seems to do a HeelFaceTurn but that's around the point where the show stopped following the plot and started just being a RandomEventsPlot).
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}'', which has surreal, rambling plots and often outright insane characters.
** ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'', a show with the eponymous superhero-turned-lawyer as its protagonist. Many of his cases are based around jokes referencing old, sometimes obscure American cartoons.
** ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast'' an anarchic, animated 'talk show'.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheBrakShow'', which parodies the trope in its WJT form in the episode "Sexy New Brak Show Go".
** ''WesternAnimation/BlackDynamite'', which focuses on fantastically warped versions of characters from out-of-date African American culture and just plain weirdness.
** The rest of Creator/AdultSwim, and quite possibly all other media that has ever been made, is put to absolute shame by ''WesternAnimation/XavierRenegadeAngel''. The main character is a creature with the legs of a goat, six nipples, the beak of a bird, and a snake for a hand. One episode ends with a casino being destroyed by sentient drops of blood. And that's one of the ''relatively normal'' episodes.
** ''WesternAnimation/MikeTysonMysteries'', which is exactly what it sounds like -- an AffectionateParody of Hanna-Barbera's 70's "mystery-solvers" cartoons, starring a foppish ghost, a talking pigeon, a pre-teen Asian girl, and Mike Tyson AsHimself.
** ''WesternAnimation/TwelveOunceMouse''. Some describe it as TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: The Cartoon. No surprise given that it's StylisticSuck mixed with bizarre pseudo-drama.
** ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' falls more on the bizarre end of this trope. While sci-fi comedy is nothing new by any means, it has never been this demented. Planets and alternate universes with hamsters living in humans' butts, structures and organisms modeled on a cob down to the molecular level, sentient furniture beings that use humans as furniture and eat phones, sentient phones that use pizza as furniture, anthropomorphic pizza slices that eat humans... that's only the tip of the iceberg.
%% ** ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}.''
%% ** ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}.''
* ''WesternAnimation/ChapiChapo'', a Weird French Thing, consists of the playful adventures of two small... children that manipulate innumerable boxes, and sometimes even physical laws.
* ''WesternAnimation/FiremanSam'' (a series about a small Welsh village in which everything is A Job For The Fire Service) originated in Wales as Sam Tân (tân being Welsh for fire, which is quite ironic seeing as Sam's job is to put out fires, so translated it could be Fire Sam).
* Any episode of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' that begins with its theme song in Japanese is this. Especially the one where it is sung by a one-shot, otaku character, according to Creator/AndreaRomano's comments in a DVD EasterEgg.
* [[Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer The Fleischer Studios]] with anything they did. There's a ghost of a walrus singing a song written by Cab Calloway, rotoscoped from Cab Calloway's dancing; as well as [[WesternAnimation/OutOfTheInkwell Koko the Clown's]] antics. Counts as a W.E.N.T, or "Weird Early Nineteen-hundreds Thing."
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', when an already manically bizarre promotional videotape for the Japanese cleaning product Mr. Sparkle includes, for no apparent reason, a brief clip of a reporter asking a two-headed cow, "Any plans for summer?" Then the cow shatters with a look of horror on its face(s) upon viewing Mr. Sparkle.
* Some ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' cartoons would probably count, since only jazz music was an instant hit worldwide and the culture took a little time to catch up, and also purely American-centric television tropes like Mammy Two-shoes. (Granted, on that second part, minstrel show anything would count. Droopy had a crapload of those kinds of jokes.) Not that they didn't exist in other countries, it just existed in different forms. Errr, is there a trope for humour that plain doesn't translate well?
* ''Panique au Village'' (''A Town Called Panic'') is a bizarre Belgian stop-motion shorts series. Also, ''Pic Pic André Shoow'' by the same authors.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' was not known only for its bizarre, [[GrossoutShow grossout humor]], but also [[https://twinsanity.co/2015/07/23/toons-tunes-ren-stimpy-climb-inside-my-world/ off-kilter music choices...]]
* ''Les Renés'', another ''Weird Thing from France'', a series about a cyclop family, created by the French artist Hervé Di Rosa.
* One of the earliest French CGI series, ''Chipie & Clyde'', a series about a selfish wolf called Clyde who live in a loft and his antagonist, a girl called Chipie, who is able to send him by magic to make a test each time he says the [[ClusterFBomb F word]]. In the same case, ''Les Quarxs'', a scientist who shows some weird creatures that came from nowhere which caused him some serious problems in his work.
* WesternAnimation/TheClangers, a '70s British children's show which was about pink alien mice that spoke in whistles; one could call it a [[Creator/TheBBC BBT]] ([[JustForPun Bizarre British Thing]]).
* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' comes across this way to anyone who isn't from Middle America or the DeepSouth. Ironically though, ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' may be the ultimate ''anti''-Widget Series. On top of that, the lead character feels this way about [[WeirdnessCensor anything outside his comfort zone]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJYxCSXjhLI The short]] ''WesternAnimation/{{Rejected}}'', by Creator/DonHertzfeldt. "You're watching the Family Learning Channel. And now, angry ticks fire out of my nipples."
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' occasionally veers into this territory, especially in its more nonsensical episodes. Being a series that relies ''heavily'' on American popular culture and [[RippedFromTheHeadlines news]], an outsider may find an easier time comprehending the episodes with TalkingPoo. In the directors' commentary of ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'', the director and the interviewer commented that ''South Park'' comes across as a big-time Widget Series in Japan since so many of the popular culture references are lost.
* The 80's ''{{WesternAnimation/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|1987}}'' was a Widget series to anyone familiar with the original Mirage Comics. Lampshaded during ''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever''. After [[AnotherDimension transporting into the dimension]] of the 1987 TMNT cartoon, the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 2003 Turtles]] witness the heroics of their 1987 counterparts as they [[DamselInDistress rescue April]] from evil {{leprechaun}}s, [[AnimateInanimateObject monster bowling balls]], mutant pizza slices, and... well, Raphael says the last one:
-->'''2003 Raphael:''' Was that a mutant... ''banana''?
-->'''2003 Michelangelo:''' This [[AlternateUniverse dimension]] is seriously messed-up.
* ''Creator/AardmanAnimations'' animations are often filled with British terms that non-Brits might not be familiar with.
** ''Rex the Runt'' manages to be the epitome of this. A bunch of claymation dogs and their adventures through time, outer-space, 'inside brains'...
** ''WesternAnimation/ThePresentators'' is one of these; an extremely short-lived series about a trio of otherwise-normal [[CartoonCreature Cartoon Creatures]] hosting a TV show, featuring theme parks based on countries, hats that make music when lifted from the table, and reality-warping weather maps that can crush people with giant pencils.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Pingu}}'' is totally a weird Swiss thing. It's a {{Claymation}} series about a BrattyHalfPint little boy [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins penguin]], who [[RubberMan can stretch and squash himself into any shape he desires]], who speaks a [[SpeakingSimlish non-sensical babble]] thus leaving the stories of the show to be told through inference via body language, and of which several episodes have been BannedInChina due to horror and ToiletHumor.
* ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey''. Helps that the premise is about a WesternAnimation character living in AnimeLand.
* ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone''. Kids having adventures in a world inhabited by walking, talking chalk drawings means lots of weirdness, alright.
%% * ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'', even moreso in earlier episodes.
%% * ''WesternAnimation/KAlphaAndOmega''
%%* ''WesternAnimation/K{{Gumby}}''
* ''Oscar's Orchestra'' on CBBC. Set in the ''very'' distant future, about a group of sentient ''music instruments'' (Oscar is a grand blue piano, and their leader) fighting the music-hating world dictator Thaddius Vent.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' could be seen this way by people who aren't used to it.
* ''WesternAnimation/JacobTwoTwo'' is very much a wicket. It includes major references to hockey, is set in Montreal, has an explicitly stated Quebecois character, and has assignments about Canadian explorers. There's also the Canadian style of humour in the show.
* ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'': Take two or more celebrities, put them in a wrestling ring and make them duke it out until one of them is left alive. Then make the whole setting a WorldOfHam. With lots of bloodshed and violence, this show is a prime example of Widgetness in claymation form.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' is a series where kids are menaced by an evil conspiracy of adults and protected by a BenevolentConspiracy of kids, in a reality where Saturn's rings are made of stuffed animals, the stuffed animals themselves have real animal counterparts (some of which are gigantic), jungle gyms lead to islands with chocolate volcanos populated by wedgie-sauruses - you get the idea. Anything can happen here, and probably will in this crazy world.
* ''WesternAnimation/FatDogMendoza'': The adventures of [[ABoyAndHisX a boy in a superhero costume and his dog (which looks more like a giant cat's head with legs and a tail)]]. They're best friends with a girl who has [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair purple hair]], their teacher has two heads [[PunnyName (one named Polly, the other Esther)]], the villains include a guy with feet for hands and another with a giant green head... and that's just the ''premise.''
* Due to SocietyMarchesOn, many cartoons from the 1930s and '40s are becoming this. We're beginning to WHAT ourselves.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': Twin Peaks style supernatural animated weirdness, and on Disney to boot. Though not as weird as everyone else on this list.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Spliced}}''. The premise being about MixAndMatchCritters is just the top of the barrel.
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''. How many other versions of {{Hell}} have giant talking sandwiches (among other objects), a month in which everyone falls asleep for a day, evil pickles, biker clowns, a perfume that turns wearers into giraffes, talking animals, racing fleas, evil space unicorns, and a demon version of the Tooth Fairy? It's probably worth noting that a lot of these happened in Season 2 as opposed to the more defined Miseryville of Season 1.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' is what happens when you combine this trope with BlackComedy and GrossoutShow. Episode premises have included a principal and a hippo being turned into rappers, Billy turning the world into a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 40s-]]era cartoon by juggling chickens, an invisible fart-imitating duck annoying everyone, and a parody of Creator/HannaBarbera cartoon characters trying to conquer the world by stealing beds.
* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder''. Take ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', the wackiness of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', the character designs of ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', and a space setting. Now, put them in a blender, and voila! A weird, wacky little cartoon.
* ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken''. A couple, who both happen to be a pair of legs, have two children: a cow and a chicken. The duo are harassed in every episode by an insane, crosdressing demon who emphasizes his lack of pants and the former of the two can turn into a Spanish-speaking superhero. [[FlatWhat What.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/YakkityYak'', an obscure and short-lived GagSeries by Creator/{{Teletoon}} that also aired on Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} in 2003. It's about the adventures of a yak who lives in the town of Onion Falls and dreams about being a comedian. By itself that's weird enough, but to add to it, his best friend is a pineapple-headed person, his agent is a trilobite, and a mad scientist with hair that changes colour based on his mood and a robot daughter[=/=]assistant lives in his basement. Yup, a Wicket in the purest sense of the term.
* ''WesternAnimation/CoconutFredsFruitSaladIsland''. Take ''[=SpongeBob SquarePants=]'' and ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'', throw them in a blender, add a whole load of plots so nonsensical and random that you head will be spinning by the time the episode's over, and make them into a cartoon. Voila, one of the weirdest cartoons ever made.
%% ''* WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/PickleAndPeanut'' If the name alone didn't tip you off, how about spoonfuls of DerangedAnimation, excessive [[ArtShift Art Shifts]], MediumBlending and just all out weirdness.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' made reference to this, as the weirder episodes (such as those involving insane RealityWarper villains like Mad Mod and Mumbo Jumbo) usually had the theme song done in Japanese whereas the more "serious" episodes had it in English. Follow-up series ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'', while less {{Animesque}}, just outright drops the seriousness and embraces WHAT territory.
* ''WesternAnimation/SoupeOpera'': Definitely a Weird Thing from France. Fruit and vegetables move around and form animals, all to '90s-sounding music.
* ''WesternAnimation/WordWorld'': Everything and every''one'' is made of the letters in their name, and new objects (and even new characters) can be created by just putting the appropriate letters next to each other. It's especially strange by Creator/{{PBS}} standards.
* ''WesternAnimation/FutureWorm'': A boy makes a time machine out of his own lunch box and befriends the eponymous character, an unbelievably badass ''worm'', complete with a BadassBeard. HilarityEnsues.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': The entire cast are mentally unstable [[FunnyAnimal talking animals]], they live on [[CrapsaccharineWorld a planet that runs on magic]] (with no buildings, stores, schools, offices, etc.), there's ridiculous amounts of violence and destruction, and the characters have access to time machines, love ptions and the like.
* ''La planète de Franchise/DonkeyKong'' (especially its final years under the ''DKTV'' title) is pretty weird by design: it's basically a post-modern sketch show featuring an handful of the ''Donkey Kong'' characters, who behave [[NotAsYouKnowThem very differently]] from their portrayals in any other media, and features humour and subject matter raunchier than what you'd espect for something based on a Nintendo property. What pushes it in WTF territory is the frequent references to French pop culture and that most of the skits are built around untranslatable puns.
* ''WesternAnimation/LittleElvisJonesAndTheTruckstoppers'' is a STANZA. The main character is a foundling who may or may not be the heir to Creator/ElvisPresley. He and his friends have a profitable band, which draws them into conflict with an asshole corporate bigwig who uses {{Unobtanium}} to [[EvilIsPetty cheat at marbles]] and constantly subjects his one minion to ElectricTorture.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheCrumpets''. The characters best differ from real humans by their oval-shaped red or blue noses, animal-like philtrums, and pale skin, and it's about a family with over ''100'' children. While some stories can be bizarre, the oddest main characters include the grandmother who holds a giant WindupKey on her back or as a walking stick, a mother whose dress can store one of her children with [[ClownCarBase lots of interior space]], and one of her daughters has a balloon-like head that keeps detaching from her body.

* Most small Toyotas since about 2000 have this to some extent or another.
** On the international front, ridiculous little dinky cars and hatchbacks from all around the world are perceived this way by Americans.[[note]] This is starting to lessen somewhat in more densely-populated American cites like New York City, due to the sheer impossibility of finding reasonably-priced parking there.[[/note]] The ultimate example is the autorickshaw, a demented little car-thing built around a ''motorcycle''.
** A western example is the short-lived Yggdrasil 'green' motorcycles. We can't link to an example, unfortunately, as the website has been down for about two years. If you've played or seen screenshots of the game series ''XtremeG'', they resembled those cycles but only went about 140-170kph and were sold in small numbers in mainland Europe as an environmentally conscious alternative to move from point A to B. They were cheap to buy, but annoyingly expensive to maintain, and attempts to sell them elsewhere were met with confusion and head scratching elsewhere (and even at home) due to the way-too-futuristic designs and odd seating arrangement. (ridden as if you were straddling a rocket [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Wile E Coyote]] style).
** Microcars/small cars in general and Smart cars in particular may also be seen this way in North America. This is caused by Japanese and European car makers not bothering to sell their microcars and more left-field models in North America in a [[SelfFulfillingProphecy self-fulfilling cycle]] of lack of demand from lack of products from lack of demand... Conversely, a lot of places in the rest of the world perceives their relative absence and the preponderance of big sedans, pickup trucks, and [=SUV=]s for city dwellers as just as strange. The last few years have however seen [=SUV=]s getting commonplace ''everywhere'', from America to Europe to even ''Japan'', so the trend might be changing.
** The whole Morgan car company is a weird British Car Company: two-seat roadsters with a 1930s design and ''wooden'' chassis? Three wheelers [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/84/Morgan.f4.arp.750pix.jpg with the one wheel at the back?]]. A car with [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7e/Morgan_Aero_8.jpg crossed eyes]]? [[Series/TopGearUK Jeremy Clarkson]] did a thorough investigation of the phenomenon of British sports cars and their drivers [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqjZlx4sRtI here]], noting the irony of a country infamous for [[UsefulNotes/BritishWeather its wet, chilly weather]] being the home of a car that seems meant to be driven on warm, sunny days.
** The [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b2/Caterham_7_Roadsport.jpg Caterham 7]].
** In one of his solo feature-length DVD releases, Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson has also introduced many British and American gearheads to this [=DOT=] (Dutch Oddity of Transportation), the Vandenbrink [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zb-MIuXTlEs Carver]]. It was subsequently reviewed on ''Top Gear'' proper by the Hamster [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK4wzBYmTIo here]].
** Top Gear also had a segment about the bizarre creations of the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact civilian car industry, ranging from Russian compact sedans with holes in the bottom for ice fishing purposes and some kind of...''thing'' from Czechoslovakia with three wheels and a body made of ''leather''.
* ''Men With Brooms'' is possibly more Weirdly Canadian than ''Kids in the Hall.'' It's a sports comedy about curling, that also features [[Series/DueSouth Paul Gross]], Leslie Nielsen (as a retired curling guru and hallucinogenic mushroom enthusiast), a guest appearance by Canadian rock group The Tragically Hip, a bagpiper in a kilt with no explicit connection to the plot, and a running gag involving beavers.
* Creator/CirqueDuSoleil. This Weird French-Canadian Thing first caught attention in the U.S. because it was so different from the long-established, Ringling Bros.-dominated circus format. No animal acts, one ring, little dialogue, New Age/world music, etc. It actually took a lot of inspiration, and later performers, from established European and Asian circuses, but managed to make its own artistic statements and remain distinctive, to the point that their overall style has spawned its own imitators. (By the way, [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff the Japanese love Cirque]], to the point that the non-touring show ''ZED'' was created for Tokyo Disneyland.) Their 2003 TV show ''Solstrom'' is a true Widget Series: a mostly silent fantasy series that links acrobatic and novelty acts together via whimsical stories involving mischievous "sun creatures" (characters from the various stage shows) running amuck on Earth.
* "Hitsuji de Oyasumi" is a series of short talk [=CDs=] featuring various Japanese voice actors CountingSheep. Not just a few sheep, either; most of the albums go to 400, plus short openings and closings and occasional other mid-count comments. There are at least 22 volumes of this.
* ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' is a weird British thing, especially during the scenes when they use the [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum Infinite Improbability Drive]]. Creator/DouglasAdams himself alluded to how much UsefulNotes/{{cricket|Rules}} is a Weird British Game in ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything'' with the commentators of ''Test Match Special'' not at all fazed by Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, and a sofa appearing from nowhere on the pitch at Lord's. And only the British would be so insensitive to use the hallowed 'Wicket Gate' as part of a game.
* Although books of humorous stories and "laws" about how things go horribly wrong are a somewhat common genre, ''ThePeterPrinciple'', with its punny names and fantastically banal "case studies", is not only the most famous but the most uniquely wickety of all of them. (It was, however, inspired by ParkinsonsLaw, a hilariously turgid Wabbit.)
* Japanese Bento Lunch Tools. Ever see egg molds? Take a boiled egg, while it's still hot, shell it, and place it into one of these. The resulting shape can be anything from a bunny to a fish to an ice cream cone. There are also ones that essentially makes egg logs with the yolk in varying shapes, such as flower, star, heart etc. On a more extreme note, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8gJOCwBuFc this kit]].
* Some comments about the [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f9/Handley_Page_Victor_in_Jubail_naval_airport.jpg Handley Page Victor]] bomber run along the lines of "Only the British would make their nuclear deterrent look like ''that''". The same seems to apply to the Avro Vulcan, which happens to [[CoolPlane look more like a fighter plane than a bomber]]. Applies for the Russians and the [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/04/Tupolev_Tu-95_Marina.jpg Tu-95]].
** Thanks to a combination of being [[OlderThanTheyThink strikingly ahead of their time]], unique looking and having few export sales due to (among other things) Sweden's rather [[NoExportForYou strict policies on weapons export]], SAAB's jet fighters have seen Sweden get a reputation for uniquely distinct fighter jet designs. These include the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saab_35_Draken#/media/File:SAAB_DRAKEN.png J 35 Draken]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saab_37_Viggen#/media/File:Viggen.svg JA 37 Viggen]] and the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saab_JAS_39_Gripen#/media/File:JAS39_Gripen.svg JAS 39 Gripen]].
* [[http://pinktentacle.com/2006/11/eco-friendly-bra-doubles-as-shopping-bag/ The Japanese have invented a bra that turns into a shopping bag.]]
* Japan now has the Toylet. It's a urinal game system. Your pee is the controller. [[http://singularityhub.com/2011/01/05/controlling-video-games-with-your-pee-sega-brings-awkward-fun-to-the-restroom/ And it's made by Sega]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ro3xaCY6JU This weird Estonian thing]] that gives a person one euro if one Estonian kroon is inserted into it, instead of 15.6466 kroons to one euro. It's a cow.
* Ao Usagi's art. A lot of it is ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fanart. Some of it is incredibly normal. Sometimes it's a boob in an orange peel.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHpiPbua_-U tykylevits]]' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKYD-cDd_Gs videos]] make very little sense until you do some research and find out that, yep, he's from Finland. Then it seems perfectly normal.
%%* Everything shown on [[http://www.wtfjapanseriously.com this site]], really.
* There are also the Japanese vending machines which dispense things like live crabs/lobsters and ''used panties''.
* American "Christian Media" can come across this way to secular people, even other Americans. Sometime in TheSeventies, evangelical Christians in the US became deeply enraptured by the concept of [[TheMoralSubstitute creating alternatives to "secular" pop culture]]. This grew to encompass literature (the ''Literature/LeftBehind'' series is one of the most visible examples), [[ChristianRock music]], movies, video games, dating sites, and more, to the point where it eventually became an entire separate subculture. [[ComicBook/ChickTracts Chick Tracts]] also fit the bill.
* The Japanese have a weird obsession with making as much noise as possible when driving a car or motorbike (even if that noise is the sound of the engine being shredded). They love to rev the crap out of mopeds for no apparent reason.
* Invoked with the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cybiko Cybiko]], which was a Russian portable computer that was TotallyRadical for the millennium! It tried to convince people that it was a WJT by using [[GratuitousJapanese Gratuitous Japanese]], IntentionalEngrishForFunny and [[http://www.vintagecomputing.com/index.php/archives/740/retro-scan-of-the-week-the-cybiko all]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvbQubCXMgo around quirkyness]]
* Creator/{{TLC}}, which once stood for The Learning Channel, has [[http://spawkward.tumblr.com/post/116623945030/aphshit-just-for-grins-tlc-is-a-very-strange degraded into an entire WHAT channel]] thanks to NetworkDecay.