'''''[[http://www.parryandcarney.com/ Parry and Carney]]''''' is a paleontology-themed webcomic by Mike Keesey. It stars the ''Carnotaurus'' Carney. Parry the ''Parasaurolophus'' on the other hand, in spite of having his name in the title, had his head promptly [[OffWithHisHead bitten off]] by Carney after introducing himself in the first strip and [[DecoyProtagonist hasn't been seen since]]. The comic [[ShownTheirWork discusses]] a variety of topics, discoveries, and events in paleontology via the many different dinosaurs and other animals Carney encounters, which ultimately [[RunningGag almost always]] suffer the same fate as Parry.

Sadly, as demonstrated in what is currently the [[http://www.parryandcarney.com/comic/71.html last comic]], ''Parry and Carney'' [[SeriesHiatus hasn't been updated since 2007]].

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!!This work provides examples of the following tropes:
* AnachronismStew: Lampshaded [[http://www.parryandcarney.com/comic/2.html here]].
* AuthorAvatar: First shown [[http://www.parryandcarney.com/comic/12.html here]].
* BackFromTheDead: The AuthorAvatar does this every so often, but subverted by Parry [[http://www.parryandcarney.com/comic/60.html here]].
* BigEater: Aside from the sheer number of heads he has devoured, Carney demonstrated [[http://www.parryandcarney.com/comic/3.html early on]] that he can decapitate just about ''anything'' in one bite regardless of size.
* BloodyHilarious
* CarnivoreConfusion: Easily solved: Carney eats (almost) everything else.
* ''[[SpaghettiKiss Castorocauda]]'' [[SpaghettiKiss Kiss]]: Shown [[http://www.parryandcarney.com/comic/26.html here]].
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: While researching how to make babies, Carney and Carnita find an artistic depiction of two mating ''Carnotaurus'' with a background filled with flying pterosaurs. Their reaction is, "Where would we get the pterosaurs?"
* DeadpanSnarker: The turtle.
* DecoyProtagonist: Parry.
* EatsBabies: Carney and Carnita certainly have no qualms about doing this.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Carney seriously considers not eating Santa[[spoiler:, especially after "Santa" is revealed to be Charles Darwin, and is even inspired to make his New Year's resolution not to bite anymore heads off. But after running out of alternative characters to eat, he eats Darwin anyway (and continues with the decapitation).]]
* FeatheredFiend: A ''Buitreraptor'' [[spoiler:exposes "Santa" as Charles Darwin and tries to convince Carney to eat him. Predictably, it's the dromaeosaurid's head that gets bitten off (first).]]
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: CharlesDarwin.
* KilledOffForReal: The majority of decapitated characters, though [[http://www.parryandcarney.com/comic/31.html not the Author Avatar]].
* LeftHanging: The "noble ''Carnotaurus''" that shows up [[http://www.parryandcarney.com/comic/70.html here]] has not yet been decapitated (or otherwise PutOnABus). Tellingly, it is followed up by what is currently the last strip, which discusses the artist being too busy to update the comic.
* LoveInterest: Carnita.
* MisplacedWildlife: Lampshaded [[http://www.parryandcarney.com/comic/2.html here]].
* MuggingTheMonster: Several creatures have made fun of or bullied Carney throughout the comic. It almost never ends well for them. [[spoiler:Only a turtle has pulled it off so far.]]
* NighInvulnerability: The robot XL-[=TR71=] ''claims'' to be this. It doesn't work out.
* OffWithHisHead: Befalls almost every single character Carney meets, with a few exceptions.
* PteroSoarer: Oddly, the pterosaurs are bipedal, though otherwise accurate.
* PutOnABus: The few characters that ''aren't'' killed off generally get this treatment eventually. [[spoiler:Carnita dumps Carney and leaves him, while the turtle is sneezed away off panel.]]
* RaptorAttack: Averted! Especially notable considering that some of the deinonychosaurs in this comic appeared way back in 2005.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The comic frequently discusses (then-)current paleontological discoveries and events (such as annual Society of Vertebrate Paleontology meetings).
* RockBottom: Carney wonders "What else can go wrong?" [[http://www.parryandcarney.com/comic/67.html here]], with the turtle stuck in his mouth offering some suggestions. [[spoiler:He ends up losing his teeth.]]
* RuleOfFunny: Frequently regarding the ability of Carney (and Carnita) to decapitate other creatures, regardless of the target's attributes. Carney has been shown to be able to to decapitate much larger predators, a [[http://www.parryandcarney.com/comic/7.html supposedly-invincible robot]], and even ''[[http://www.parryandcarney.com/comic/33.html illustrated dinosaurs in a book]]'' as well as a younger ''Carnotaurus'' in a ''[[http://www.parryandcarney.com/comic/43.html flashback]]''.
* RunningGag: OffWithHisHead. The extremely short arms of ''Carnotaurus'' (shorter and more degenerate than those of ''TyrannosaurusRex'') are a frequent source of humor as well.
* ScienceMarchesOn: A ''Pterodaustro'' is shown trying to take off bipedally like a bird, but it is now thought that pterosaurs launched themselves using their forelimbs.
* SeldomSeenSpecies: Many, especially due to relatively new discoveries being commonly featured. Examples include ''Sinornithoides'', ''Buitreraptor'', ''Irritator'', ''Puertasaurus'', ''Hagryphus'', ''Effigia'', ''Castorocauda'', ''Mapusaurus'', ''Tiktaalik'', and ''Pterodaustro''.
* SeriesHiatus
* ShoutOut: To ''{{Hamlet}}'', Film/KingKong, ''LadyAndTheTramp'', and Luis Rey's [[http://www.luisrey.ndtilda.co.uk/html/carnsex.htm painting]] of a ''Carnotaurus'' pair mating, probably among others.
* ShownTheirWork: Not surprising, considering that the artist, though not a professional paleontologist, studied under [[DinosaursTheMostCompleteUpToDateEncyclopedia Dr. Thomas Holtz]] and constantly maintains an active interest in paleontology and phylogenetics. Aside from the scientifically accurate characters and paleontological in jokes within the comic itself, the blog posts that accompany certain strips also demonstrate this heavily.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: ''Tiktaalik'', in the [[http://www.parryandcarney.com/comic/31.html comic]] that celebrates its publication.
* StockDinosaurs: Carney himself is a borderline example. Also Parry, ''TyrannosaurusRex'', ''Triceratops'' and ''Giganotosaurus''.
* TakeThat: To [[http://www.parryandcarney.com/comic/9.html creationism]], [[http://www.parryandcarney.com/comic/10.html intelligent design]], and [[http://www.parryandcarney.com/comic/16.html King Kong]].
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: The pair of ''Carnotaurus'' [[http://www.parryandcarney.com/comic/40.html here]].
* ThoseTwoGuys: The mammals Dan and Ferd.
* TooDumbToLive: Many of the MuggingTheMonster examples, and the ''Pterodaustro'' that got itself stuck in a tar pit.
* TurtlePower: [[spoiler:A turtle is so far the only character to actually ''survive'' an attempted head biting (courtesy of being able to retract its head into its shell).]]
* ''TyrannosaurusRex'': [[http://www.parryandcarney.com/comic/28.html Naturally]], and an entire family of them at that. Yes, they get their heads eaten too.
* UnusualEuphemism: "[[http://www.parryandcarney.com/comic/35.html Coprolites-for-brains]]".
* YourFavorite: Santa [[spoiler:(actually Charles Darwin in disguise)]] gives Carney a [[Film/KingKong giant gorilla]] as a Christmas present, to which Carney replies, "My favorite! How did you know?"
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