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''[[http://www.pbfcomics.com/ The Perry Bible Fellowship]]'' is a newspaper comic strip[=/=]webcomic by Nicholas Gurewitch. It's notable for its [[BlackComedy black, surrealist humour]]. It specializes in juxtaposing [[SugarBowl whimsical settings]] with [[BlackComedy morbid subject matter]]. It's kind of like ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'', except with cutesier art and more murder.

Most of the tropes it encounters, it subverts. {{Art Shift}}s are frequent; it goes for either a very intricate or very simplistic art style, depending on the joke. Has a habit of CrossingTheLineTwice, and sometimes three or four times. At some point, it will probably ruin your childhood. Maybe your adulthood, too.

''Perry Bible Fellowship: The Trial of Colonel Sweeto and Other Stories'', a reprint of the original webcomic and additional artwork, won the 2008 Eisner Comic Book Industry Award for Best Humor Publication. The comic is currently on semi-hiatus, and updates every once in a blue moon.

Compare ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal''.

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!!This webcomic contains examples of:

* AbusiveParents: Many examples of kids being dicked around by parents.
* ArtShift: Usually used as part of a punchline.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: a frequent punchline
%%* BlackComedy
%%* BloodyHilarious
%%* CrapsaccharineWorld
* CutAndPasteComic: For the more elaborate art.
* DeconstructiveParody: See {{homage}} below.
* DopeSlap: Of all the places to start a FoodFight, [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/182 a third-world country is not the best.]]
%%* EarthShatteringKaboom
%%* MoodDissonance
* MoodWhiplash: Comics tend to start out [[TastesLikeDiabetes really sweet]] and then end up ridiculously dark, or vice-versa
%%* NonStandardCharacterDesign
* PrettyInMink: A [[RedheadInGreen redheaded lady in a green dress]] also wears a white fur wrap.
* RealityEnsues: A frequent source of the series' comedy, such as [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/156/ Transformers transforming with passengers riding]] or [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/104/ anthropomorphic cars visiting new places.]]
* RecycledINSPACE: An adults-only version of ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide''.
%%* RefugeInAudacity
%%* RuleOfFunny
* WordSaladTitle: Let's say it's not something likely to be found on a church's bulletin board.
* {{Yonkoma}}: It's perhaps a stretch to call it this, but many strips have exactly four panels, and all are titled.

!!Specific strips contain examples (usually subversions) of:

%%* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: [[http://pbfcomics.com/198 Secret Mutant Hero Team]]
* AIIsACrapshoot: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/274/ Averted in Adam 2.0.]] The robot was curious and compassionate, but when they gave him a HeartDrive aka [[HumansAreBastards humanity....]]
%%* AllYourPowersCombined: Features a {{Deconstruction}} of this, in [[http://pbfcomics.com/186/ this]] comic.
* AfterTheEnd: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/202/ "Post Apocalyptic"]] parodies ''Literature/ThePostman'', with the delivery of a sweepstakes entry.
%%* AnimalNemesis: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/149/ Mocked.]]
%%* AssInALionSkin: [[http://pbfcomics.com/253/ A halfway literal example.]]
%%* BadassPreacher: [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_T792V0_uoCw/R6T6hAIArPI/AAAAAAAAAWk/8zJzYpskpNA/s1600-h/PBF244-Preach_Skate.jpg Preach Skate]]
%%* BadassTeacher: [[http://pbfcomics.com/261/ Mr Ortego is pretty hardcore.]]
* BaseBreakingCharacter: [[http://pbfcomics.com/20/ Skub]], in-universe. Made more hilarious because we, the outside viewer, get no context as to why what looks like a can of ointment causes such violent debates. Some fandoms have even adopted "skub" as a by-word for "Base Breaking Character".
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: A boy in [[http://pbfcomics.com/126 "One More Day"]] wishes for his Gramps to be alive for one more day...too bad Gramps is [[BuriedAlive still in his coffin.]]
* BedroomAdulteryScene: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/133/ A funny one]] where the couple are Anole lizards and the interloper sneaking out is a Chameleon.
* BestialityIsDepraved: Used for subversion in [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/059/ "Disgusting Ted"]]. We see a man leering lustfully at a horse's rump, and his friend being disgusted by that... [[spoiler:but actually all three are centaurs, and Ted's friend is disgusted because the girl centaur is too young.]]
%%* BlindIdiotTranslation: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/105/ You guys sock.]]
%%* ButWhatAboutTheAstronauts: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/034/ Space Disaster]].
%%* CaptainErsatz: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/167/ In this parody of Punch-Out!!]]
%%* CarnivoreConfusion: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/112/ See me after class, Pete.]]
* CassandraTruth: When asking for an answer in [[http://pbfcomics.com/273/ "Quiz Kid"]], the recipient is rather miffed to be handed a sketch of an ejaculating penis...except that he's taking sex ed, so that is the right answer, apparently.
* CharlieAndTheChocolateParody: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/153/ "The Golden Ticket"]] ponders how it would be different if Wonka runs a meat factory instead of a candy factory (note the ArtShift to Quentin Blake)
* ClownCar: [[http://pbfcomics.com/258/ "Honk"]] shows what happens when one crashes.
%%* CombiningMecha: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/186/ Guntron--fire!]]
%%* TheComputerIsYourFriend: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/178/ Truancy bot]], though not very apt.
%%* CoolUncle: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/250/ Crazy Uncle Duncan]].
%%* CorruptCorporateExecutive: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/184/ Durab Inc.]]
%%* CosmeticCatastrophe: "[[http://www.pbfcomics.com/169/ The other girls]] can see vhat ze hell zhey are doing!"
%%* CreepySouvenir: [[http://pbfcomics.com/249/ Or Memorabilia...]]
* CruelTwistEnding: Exaggerated in [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/12/ "Martha's Orphanage"]]. First, Santa doesn't visit the titular orphanage, then it catches fire... [[spoiler:and then it gets attacked by a GiantSpider]].
%%* DefaceOfTheMoon: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/105/ The Schlorbians Strike Again]]
* DepravedKidsShowHost: "Catch Phrase" (The host committed suicide after being dogged by his silly CatchPhrase -- which was then engraved on his tombstone.)
* DistractedByTheSexy: The father of the victim in [[http://pbfcomics.com/272/ "Bully"]] forgets about admonishing his son's attacker and instead makes out with the bully's mother.
%%* DoubleEntendre: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/90/ The point of the Mrs. Hammer strip]].
* EarthShatteringKaboom: Caused by PuppyDogEyes in [[http://pbfcomics.com/162 "Executive Decision"]]. Yes, ItMakesSenseInContext (just barely).
%%* EggMacGuffin: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/231/ Baby.]]
%%* EverythingsPreciousWithPuppies: Happy Birthday, [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/229/ Miggs]].
%%* EyeBeams: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/193/ Fun Bot is screwed.]]
%%** Also [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/33/ a certain woodland creature.]]
%%* TheFaceOfTheSun: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/122/ Here]]
%%** [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/041/ I love you!]]
* FantasticRacism: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/203/ "Bad Apple"]] implies this is the situation between fruits and vegetables, after an apple is beaten up by a carrot and broccoli for spraying 'seedless' on a car.
* FingerInTheMail: After Colonel Sweeto is outed as a chocolate spy, the Chocolate Kingdom [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/129/ receives a box containing his "nut".]]
* FoodFight: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/182/ Not something The Red Cross approves of.]]
* FromBadToWorse: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/12/ Poor Martha's orphanage.]] First Santa forgets them, then the spiders attack ...
* FutureImperfect: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/209/ A futuristic society forgets some of the details about WWII.]]
* GagPenis: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/004/ In exchange for your soul, The Devil will give you one like rope!]]
* GallowsHumor: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/238/ The game Hang-Man takes on a whole new meaning.]]
* GoneHorriblyRight: [[http://pbfcomics.com/115/ Hugbot]] is ''adorable''. Especially when he tries installing a nuclear reactor.
* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: [[http://pbfcomics.com/208/ This hen's father is is very dissapointed with her decision to not keep her eggs ...]]
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/268/ Parodied]] when a realistic rabbit gets into hot water in a land of {{Funny Animal}}s.
* HollywoodHistory: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/209/ Because battles in WWII]] were mainly between British-Jewish Lancers on Zebras and Nazis armed with laser guns and WWI-era Kaiser Helmets.
* {{Homage}}: We wish it didn't, but there are ones to [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/153/ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory]], [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/187/ Family Circus]], [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/213/ The Mario Brothers]], [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/176/ Edward Gorey]], and [[http://i.imgur.com/DEZ6BTS.gif The Giving Tree]] (''The Unforgiving Tree'', now removed from the main site).
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: The principal in [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF049-Kinder_Interview.gif this]] comic.
-->Principal: "What makes you think you'd make a good kindergarden teacher?"
-->Interviewee: *smiles with fanged mouth, rips head off with bare hands, and spiders come out of neck*
-->Principal: "I like your style."
* HumansAreBastards: The implication after [[http://pbfcomics.com/274/ this robot]] is given 'humanity'.
* IKnowMortalKombat: Jeremy applies his skills at Tetris in [[http://pbfcomics.com/206 "Game Boy"]] to clean his room.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: The bully in [[http://pbfcomics.com/103 Nice Shirt]] learns that unicorns are real, the hard way.
* InevitableWaterfall: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/057/ The bird couldn't stay on that raft forever, and they both knew it ...]]
* InkblotTest: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/233/ Psychoanalyst]] tries to pick up one of his patients with a lewd inkblot, and gets slapped for it.
* InterspeciesRomance: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/117 Bacon Egg]] (wherein a farmer who doesn't like bacon and eggs goes to break two lovers up) and [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/069/ Not Today Little One]] (wherein the typical "a child girl and her pet do things" kid's story takes an adult turn). Also [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/255/ Different]].
* JumpingOutOfACake: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/229 "Miggs"]] got the wrong cake.
* KungFuJesus: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/271/ JESUS VS. GANESH]] [[CoolVsAwesome IN A BATTLE FOR SOULS]] (actually prayers for the spelling bee
* LilliputianWarriors: Intruders approach! [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/159/ Release the Agronox!]]
* {{Lolicon}}: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/059/ Disgusting Ted]], which apparently is a joke about [[BestialityIsDepraved boning horses]] at first.
* MakeAWish: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/210/ The Wishing Well.]] It actually works, but everybody only gets one.
%%* MeasuringTheMarigolds: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/267/ Loring's First Theorum]]: ''Everything'' is math, including naked women. (NSFW)
%%* MediumBlending: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/189/ Keep on Truckin'...]]
%%* MentalPictureProjector: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/160/ The Dreamcatcher 3000]].
* MeritBadgesForEverything: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/191/ Even for having protected sex with a prostitute.]] "Be Prepared" indeed.
%%* MindScrew: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/94/ Seriously! What the heck did just happened?]]
%%* TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf: [[http://pbfcomics.com/169/ Parents just don't understand, even undead ones.]]
%%* MoodWhiplash: The comic itself, but [[TearJerker "Carolyn"]] has zero humor.
%%* MoonRabbit: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/120/ That's a big rabbit]]...
* NonHumanHead:
** People with musical instruments for heads are the characters of "[[http://www.pbfcomics.com/263/ Harmony]]"; the bassoon's father is not pleased at her settling to marry a lowly whistle.
** People with rock, paper, or a pair of scissors for heads get into an argument over seating in [[http://pbfcomics.com/113 "Shotgun"]], which they decide can only be decided one way... [[SubvertedTrope gladiatorial combat]].
** [[http://pbfcomics.com/90 "Mrs. Hammer"]] is about a hammer-headed man discovering that his wife (a plank of wood) has a screw embedded in her.
** While at first the characters are angled so it isn't obvious, the twist in [[http://pbfcomics.com/116 "Sweet Deal"]] is that the people all have teeth for heads and can be murdered with excess sugar.
** [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/214 "Hard Read"]] is centered around two people with books for heads.
** [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/227 "Preserves"]] has a peanut butter-headed man marrying a jelly-headed woman, only to be disgusted when her 'will pop if seal is broken' doesn't pop when he takes her veil off.
** The characters in [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/203/ "Bad Apple"]] are gangs of fruit-headed people and rival vegetable-headed people.
** [[http://pbfcomics.com/108 "Genius, Sir"]] shows a war between soldiers with dice for heads and dominoes for heads.
* NoodleIncident: How Mister Ortega lost his hand in [[http://pbfcomics.com/261 "Shop"]]. Apparently, he figures the kid would never believe the story behind it, so keeps it to himself.
* NotDistractedByTheSexy: [[http://pbfcomics.com/267/ Doctor Loring]] just can't avoid reducing everything to geometric proofs.
* NotInFrontOfTheParrot: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/175/ "Boss"]] shows the danger of discussing a KlingonPromotion with a parrot in the room.
%%* OnlyYouCanRepopulateMyRace: Invoked... or exploited... or... something in "[[http://www.pbfcomics.com/253/ The Last Unicorns]]"
%%* OrWasItADream: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/044/ In which you are falling]].
%%* OutWithABang: [[http://pbfcomics.com/257/ One Time Thing]]
%%* PaedoHunt: [[http://pbfcomics.com/215/ Lampshaded to hilariously depressing effect.]]
%%* PantyShot: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/001/ Stiff Breeze]]
%%* PaperThinDisguise: [[http://pbfcomics.com/253/ Unicorn]]
%%* PassingTheTorch: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/220/ Passed On]]!
%%* PerspectiveFlip: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/106/ Mean Old Farmer Brown!]]
%%* PoliceLineup: In [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/157/ one of the gangster strips]].
%%* PoorCommunicationKills: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/246/ Bee]]
* PornStash: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/220/ Passed On]] Grandpa makes sure that his little boy gets one of his most prized possessions, even from beyond the grave.
%%* PortalBook: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/130/ Book World.]]
%%* PowerPerversionPotential: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/137/ Doll Change]]
%%* ThePowerOfLove: In [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/077/ Bunny Pit]]
* PrecisionFStrike: "Barry. Shut the [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/195/ fuck]] up... seriously."
* PuppyDogEyes: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/162/ Wherein a race of puppies manage to convince aliens to go blow up Earth instead of the puppy home planet]], [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/092/ but be careful of overusing it]].
%%* ResetButton: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/111/ Literally.]]
%%* RoboticReveal: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/225/ Casting Call]]
* RocketlessReentry: [[http://pbfcomics.com/97/ One comic]] has an astronaut fall during a spacewalk. Reentry burns him down to a single, minuscule ash, which two children mistake for the first snowflake of winter.
%%* RougeAnglesOfSatin: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/145/ Subverted.]]
* SayMyName: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/145/ NUUÑÑÑEZZZ!!!]]
** [[http://pbfcomics.com/98/ SGT. GRUUUUUUMMBLES!]]
%%* SeriousBusiness: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/113/ Car seats are.]]
%%** As is [[http://pbfcomics.com/20/ Skub]].
%%* SheIsAllGrownUp: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/151/ b]]
%%* SkewedPriorities: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/136/ Super League]] knows what's really important.
%%* SnowMeansLove [[SnowMeansDeath (and Death too)]]: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/030/ Hey Goat, I love this girl!]]
* SnowedIn: [[http://pbfcomics.com/199/ Missing School]] shows that snow days aren't always a good thing.
%%* SpaceX: [[http://pbfcomics.com/51/ Zarflax]]
%%* SplashOfColor: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/222/ Gamblin Man]]
%%* SugarApocalypse: [[http://awesomesquad.wordpress.com/2008/09/26/perry-bible-fellowship-the-lumberjack/ Ho, I nearly forgot!]]
%%** [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/231/ Welcome Baby!]]
%%** [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/46/ Bear Police]]
* SugarBowl: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/48/ Suicide Train]], wherein a man finds out the hard way that it's very hard to commit suicide when you live in a children's pastel world and everything has wings.
%%* SuicidalGotcha: Played with [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/91/ here]]
%%* SymbolSwearing: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/208/ Eggnancy]]
%%* TheTetrisEffect: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/206/ How it can affect your organization.]]
%%* ThatCloudLooksLike: [[http://pbfcomics.com/69/ Not today, little one]]
%%* ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/3/ Bed Monster]]
* TimmyInAWell: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/234/ Or a burning building, rather.]] Subverted, naturally.
%%* TradeSnark: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/155/ Gigaknight.]]
%%* TrainStationGoodbye: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/166/ Goodbye, Stanley.]]
%%* TransformingMecha: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/121/ Refridgeron and Magnimus]] (another strip featuring the two [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/156/ here]])
%%* TrappedInTVLand: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/130/ Not the best idea to explore a messed up fictional world.]]
%%* VaginaDentata: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/51/ Funny]], but {{NSFW}}.
%%* VirginityFlag: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/227/ This strip]].
* WhatMeasureIsANonCute:
** [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/162/ Earth doesn't have puppies as cute as on Pupulon.]]
** [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/92/ Standards of beauty differ.]]
%%* WhenTreesAttack: The Unforgiving Tree.
* WrittenSoundEffect: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/275/ This comic]], in which the sound effects also happen to sound like racial slurs, which leads to the Iron Fist parody telling the Luke Cage parody how his fighting style is "extremely problematic". Luke's response is to break Iron Fist's back like Bane with the sound effect "CCRRCKKKRRR"
* YourMimeMakesItReal: A candidate for Mayor of [[http://pbfcomics.com/114/ "Mime City]] is shot dead with a FingerGun...that is, a [[UpToEleven Finger Sniper Rifle]], complete with LaserSight. The police pull out their Finger Guns in response.