'''Basic Trope''': Bad news followed by irrelevant or unimportant good news.
* '''Straight''': "Bob, I have bad news and good news. The bad news is: you just lost your job. The good news is: I won free tickets to the latest must-see SummerBlockbuster!"
* '''Exaggerated''': "Bob, I have bad news and good news. The bad news is: our town had just been attacked by a horde of disfigured monsters, your family is nowhere to be seen, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking you lost your puppy]]. The good news is, I found the penny you lost yesterday!"
* '''Downplayed''': "Bob, I have bad news and good news. The bad news is we won't be able to go to the latest must-see SummerBlockbuster. The good news is, I found a nickel!"
* '''Justified''': [[SkewedPriorities For some reason]], people in this work put a higher value on free tickets to a movie than losing one's job.
* '''Inverted''': "Bob, I have bad news and good news. The bad news is: I just lost a nickel. The good news is: you just got promoted!"
* '''Subverted''': "Bob, I have bad news and good news. The bad news is: I lost all our life savings [[TheGamblingAddict gambling]]. The good news is, I found a penny. The penny is a misprinted coin and is actually worth four million dollars if sold to collectors."
* '''Double Subverted''': "...but then I lost that penny down a storm drain."
* '''Parodied''':
** Already a parody of GoodNewsBadNews.
** Alice says, "The bad news is: you just lost your job. The good news is that I just got promoted to fill your job!"
* '''Zig-Zagged''':
-->'''Alice''': Bob, I have bad news and good news. The bad news is, you just lost your job. The good news is, the vending machine's working again. Another bad news is, your son is in jail. Another good news is, the paper cut I had just healed!
* '''Averted''': The bad news and good news is balanced.
* '''Enforced''': ???
* '''Lampshaded''': "Why does fate has to put irrelevant good luck along seriously bad luck?"
* '''Invoked''': Alice tells Bob irrelevant good news after telling him important bad news because it's funny when they do it on TV.
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': "Wait, wait. If the bad news is much worse that the good news, why not put the good news first? At least that'll reduce my shock!"
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': "In this show, the bad news is always worse than the irrelevant good news!"
* '''Implied''': The audience doesn't hear exactly what Alice is saying to Bob, but he reacts very unhappily to her first piece of information and only vaguely happily to her second one.
* '''Deconstructed''': Alice is telling Bob that she got free tickets because she's such a {{narcissist}} that she thinks everyone is always happy to hear what's good news to her. It makes other people distant and cold toward her.
* '''Reconstructed''': Bob is cheered up by Alice having tickets, because he's genuinely happy that she's happy, and because it means he has a chance at going on a date with her to see the movie.
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%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???