Heartwarming: Child's Play
For the film series:
- In the television cut of Child's Play 2, Phil and Joanne's interaction scenes, which exhibits Phil's Pet the Dog moments and shows he's not really a straight Jerkass that the theatrical cut interprets, but a Jerk with a Heart of Gold who genuinely loves his wife Joanne and his Obstructive Bureaucrat-ish suggestions to send Andy back to the Crisis Center was steering more towards to while Phil has nothing for Andy unlike his wife, he also has nothing against him, making himself clear that he is just unconfident that he and his wife could take care of such a troubled child. Unfortunately, the editors for the theatrical cut had to throw it all away, making Phil a straight Hate Sink and looking like that Phil wants to send him back because he does have something against him, unlike the TV cut's interpretation, and his death appearing to be less tragic then the television version.
- In Bride of Chucky, Tiffany asks her neighbor Jesse to help her with a trunk in her car. Little does he know the trunk contains a recent victim of her boyfriend, Chucky. Because he broke her heart earlier, Tiffany tries to move on and flirt with Jesse, who politely rejects her, stating he already has a girlfriend. Rather than adhere to the stereotype of the serial killer ex, she takes it well and even offers Jesse useful advice that would help the relationship last. This would later prove too useful, though, when he points out the flaw in Tiffany and Chucky's marriage, which causes the killer couple to fight, saving the sweet innocent couple.
- The Stinger in Curse of Chucky assures us that for all the crap Chucky gave Andy and his mom throughout the first three films, the two have finally managed to live a normal, happy life. And when Chucky tries to kill him again, well...let's say Andy's prepared this time.
- Meta example: In The Stinger for Curse of Chucky, Andy is still portrayed by the same actor, now He Is All Grown Up.