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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: The punchline is usually something disturbingly dark.
* BloodyHilarious: There is a lot of gore in the comics, always PlayedForLaughs.
* CrapsaccharineWorld: The comics usually start out as cutesy, but end up dark, deconstructive, and often gory.
* 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.]]
* DudeNotFunny: Neither is an air crash site [[http://pbfcomics.com/comics/no-survivors/ a good opportunity to be creative with your marriage proposal.]]
%%* EarthShatteringKaboom
* MoodDissonance: Disturbing events tend to be combined with a cutesy art style.
* 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: A pair of kids enter one in [[http://pbfcomics.com/198 Secret Mutant Hero Team]], only to find [[spoiler:a team of hideous mutant molerats]].
* AffairHair: [[http://pbfcomics.com/comics/the-blue-hair/ "The Blue Hair"]] inverts this trope, Franchise/{{Wolverine}} finds a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin blue hair]] on his lover and sets out to get Beast. [[spoiler:Played with as the last panel shows that hair comes from a blue lion plush next to the girl's bed]].
* 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, where a Franchise/PowerRangers-like hero team combine into a giant gun.
* 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 in this strip]], where a diver kills a scar-eyed ThreateningShark to avenge his father's death, [[spoiler:only to find that Scar-Eyed Sharks are actually a common species]].
* AppropriateAnimalAttire: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/268/ Parodied]] when a realistic (and thus naked) rabbit gets into hot water in a land of fully dressed {{Funny Animal}}s.
* AssInALionSkin: [[http://pbfcomics.com/253/ A halfway literal example]]: a donkey disguising himself as a unicorn.
* BadassPreacher: [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_T792V0_uoCw/R6T6hAIArPI/AAAAAAAAAWk/8zJzYpskpNA/s1600-h/PBF244-Preach_Skate.jpg Preach Skate]] is a TotallyRadical priest with some awesome skateboarding skills. [[spoiler:Not awesome enough to avoid getting injured, though.]]
* BadassTeacher: [[http://pbfcomics.com/261/ Mr Ortego]] lost his hand in some pretty hardcore circumstances, although he denies it, saying it was a woodcutting accident.
* 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/ The Schlorbians]] need to get a grasp on "Human Terminology".
%%* ButWhatAboutTheAstronauts: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/034/ Space Disaster]].
* CaptainErsatz: The blond guy who is apparently Little Mac (who has brown or black hair depending on the game, but never blonde) [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/167/ in this parody of Punch-Out!!]]
* CarnivoreConfusion: PlayedForLaughs in [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/112/ this comic featuring dinosaurs in class]], with a TyrannosaurusRex professor teaching a class of herbivores.
-->'''Mr. Rex:''' 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.
* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: In "[[http://pbfcomics.com/comics/caught/ Caught]]", a husband is found masturbating in his "man cave", but it all takes a happy turn.
* 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: The [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/186/ Guntron]] is a team of Anime/{{Voltron}}-like heroes combining into a giant gun.
* TheComputerIsYourFriend: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/178/ Truancy bot]], is a well-intentioned, though not very apt, robot.
* CoolUncle: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/250/ Crazy Uncle Duncan]] stages a gladiator fight for his nephews, which they really enjoy. [[spoiler:Until the real lion shows up.]]
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: The people of [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/184/ Durab Inc.]] are willing to make a little child cry [[spoiler:just to test the quality of their latest paper tissues]].
* CosmeticCatastrophe: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/169/ Elana, the vampire girl]] ends up with one.
--> ''Elana's mother:'' "The other girls can see vhat ze hell zhey are doing!"
* CreepySouvenir: A kid gets particularly disturbing [[http://pbfcomics.com/249/ Memorabilia]] from an Ancient Roman gladiator fight.
* 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]] attempt to insult humanity by writing a message on the Moon. Unfortunately for them, they are very bad at spelling.
* 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://pbfcomics.com/comics/mr-rex/ Mr. Rex]] wears a shirt, tie and glasses, but no pants. The clothes signify his higher status as teacher in a class of non-clothed dinosaur children.
* 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'.
* HumanSacrifice: To [[http://pbfcomics.com/comics/the-jubilee Aranaktu]], who accepts all "gifts."
* 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.
* ImpossiblePickleJar : [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] encounters one in [[http://pbfcomics.com/comics/the-green-menace/ "The Green Menace"]]. Of course, he's only able to open it once he transformed into Hulk.
* 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]] (where a fairy turns down affections from a butterfly and later has sex with a mouse).
* JumpingOutOfACake: Double subverted when [[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!]]
* LiteralMetaphor: [[http://pbfcomics.com/comics/punch-bout/ "Take on the world"]].
* 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?]]
* MissingReflection: [[http://pbfcomics.com/169/ This strip]] explores how inconvenient no reflection is for makeup application.
%%* 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/comics/the-last-unicorns/ This wonna-be unicorn male]].
%%* 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/92/ 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]], where a father reassures his kid that there isn't a monster under his bed [[spoiler:except there was, it kills the kid and then pays the father]].
* 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]] [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/156/ and Magnimus]] are parodies of the ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}''.
* TrappedInTVLand: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/130/ These kids find out]] that it's not the best idea to explore the fictional world of a satanic book.
* VaginaDentata: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/51/ Zarflax]] has one ({{NSFW}}).
* VirginityFlag: [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/227/ A jam jar]] apparently comes with one.
* 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.
* WishingWell: [[http://pbfcomics.com/comics/wishing-well/ This strip]] has a man wishing for true love and obtaining a girlfriend as a result. However, he sees other people leaving with wheelbarrows of money, a spaceship or Superman's powers, and clearly has second thoughts.
* 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.