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->''"In the frozen land of Nador, they were forced to eat Robin's minstrels. And there was much rejoicing."'' [[note]][[FlatJoy Yaaaaaaay.]][[/note]]
-->-- '''Narrator''', ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''

When a character's death (or at least general misfortune) is seen as a joyous occasion, even by characters of the same alignment.

Popular in horror, thriller, and disaster movies as it allows the threat to dispatch a character or two without hurting anyone that either the other protagonists or the audience really cares about... and may in fact be better without. The character can be (but need not be) TooDumbToLive or TheMillstone.

The polar opposite of AntagonistInMourning, AlasPoorVillain and AlasPoorScrappy. Compare AND contrast LonelyFuneral. A staple of BlackComedy. See also AssholeVictim, a SisterTrope. See also BreakTheHaughty and HumiliationConga. May include TheFunInFuneral.

Not quite the same as SugarWiki/AndTheFandomRejoiced. [[TakeThatScrappy Except when even the audience hates them.]]

!!'''As a DeathTrope, all Spoilers will be unmarked ahead. Beware.'''

'''As the editors organized the page's category tabs, [[Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease the Real Life examples tab was eaten by pigs]]. [[SelfDemonstratingArticle And there was much rejoicing]].'''[[note]]Yaaaaaaay.[[/note]]


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'', America actually ''[[BackFromTheDead brings England back to life]]'' by loudly declaring to ''[[TheGrimReaper Death himself]]'' that they should drink and celebrate when England was finally offed.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'':
** An example of this in season 2 when Luciano Bradley is killed in battle with [[ActionGirl Kallen]]. Suzaku's first action upon arrival is to fire at Lelouch, who's behind her, while telling her to move. Gino, who arrives shortly thereafter, is only concerned with her choice of sides and engages in friendly banter. Luciano's death gets exactly one mention, and it's only to compare just how pitifully easy he went down with how pitifully easy Suzaku is about to go down.
** Also in R2, with Lelouch. As Nunnally cries over his dead body, the crowd in the background is chanting Zero's name in celebration. Then again, [[ThanatosGambit that was exactly what he wanted.]]
* Nisshi's death in ''WebVideo/GantzAbridged'' in a parody of the treatment of his death in the original. He was a complete JerkAss, and while the characters try to mourn him, it doesn't really work since he had no redeeming qualities. The most successful attempt is to the effect that since Nisshi forgot to insult his eulogist when insulting everyone else, that makes him ok.
* In one episode of ''Manga/KodomoNoOmocha'', Sana-chan briefly thinks her (then) nemesis Hayama might be dead. She launches into a traditional Japanese mourning ritual, with gusto and extreme cheer.
* In ''Manga/DeathNote'', after L's funeral, Light is given some time alone at his supposed friend's grave. Once he's sure no one's around, Light starts laughing maniacally and gloating about how he won.
* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'': When Tsukune defeats Kuyou, who is the Head of the Disciplinary Commitee, the ''entire student body'' celebrates and declares him their hero. Even the teachers (i.e. Ms. Nekonome) agree that Kuyou had it coming for a ''very'' long time.
* Chapter 157 of ''Manga/BrynhildrInTheDarkness'', has Machina meet his end [[HoistByHisOwnPetard as a direct result of his own actions]], and the [[AxCrazy completely unhinged]] Onodera, a high ranking member of Vingulf, actually celebrates.
--> '''Onodera:''' "Well, look at that. For all the power that was given to him, this was the idiot's fate in the end."
--> '''Sorcerian:''' "Gross."
* Quite a few times in ''Manga/OnePiece'' after the Straw Hats liberate an island, city, or group of people from a cruel ruler/leader:
** When Luffy and Zoro defeat Marine Captain Morgan at the very beginning of the story, even the Marines who served under him celebrate the end of his tyrannical rule, and the entire town views them as heroes.
** After the Straw Hats defeat the Arlong Pirates, liberating the island (including Nami's hometown of Cocoyashi Village) from his rule, the entire island celebrates and parties for several days straight.
** In Skypeia, Luffy and crew bring down "God" Eneru and his followers, which also marks the reconciliation and end of a 400-year-war between the Skypeians and the Shandorians, who party together with the Straw Hats for days.
** The Straw Hats defeat Gecko Moria and retrieve everyone's shadows on Thriller Bark, which results in a several-days celebration with their new allies.
** The alliance of the Straw Hats, Law, and the soon-to-be-members of the Straw Hat Grand Fleet brings down the entire Donquixote Family in a day. The citizens--who lived under Doflamingo's rule for ''ten years''--are so grateful to finally be free of him that the ''entire chapter'' after Luffy defeats him is devoted to everyone's overjoyed reactions, including '''lots''' of TearsOfJoy.
* In ''Manga/DragonBall'', after the evil Great Demon King Piccolo was destroyed by Goku, everyone across the world celebrated their liberation.
* ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'': After hearing about Karamatsu's kidnapping during "The Karamatsu Incident", Ichimatsu starts dancing with a much happier mood than usual.
--> '''Ichimatsu:''' ''(wiggling)'' [[BlatantLies Oh no. Oh no. Oh no, oh no...]]
-->'''[[OnlySaneMan Choromatsu:]]''' Stop dancing, Ichimatsu. Don't celebrate your brother's disappearance.
* In Episode 6 of the 1988 version of ''Anime/OsomatsuKun'', the Sextuplets celebrate Iyami's "death" when a "mourning" Chibita isn't looking.
* In ''Manga/LaughingUnderTheClouds'', a huge picknick is held under the now unclouded sky after the Orochi's final death.

* Mark Steel's routine about flicking around the channels and seeing a newsreader appearing with the "Special Serious Face" with a picture of UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher behind them and how he must have been one of millions of people in Britain who punched the air and shouted "DEAD!", only to be disappointed; "Aw, just a ''stroke''!"
* One ''Series/MockTheWeek'' segment discussed this. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmmomV-ax-s Highlights include]] suggesting the funeral be held OopNorth where there'll be a lot more people in the streets having a party, and most of the funeralgoers being there to make sure of the death.

* In ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', when Walter Korvacs aka Rorschach was informed that his mother was killed by her pimp. He just uttered one word. "''Good''".

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'': [[https://garfield.com/comic/2006/05/11 Ellen's reaction when Jon tried the sympathy angle by claiming he only had one week to live.]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'': When the PointyHairedBoss apparently died in a plane crash, the only employee who wasn't sure about celebrating was Wally--because he didn't know whether to celebrate or go home early.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''Fanfic/LightAndDarkTheAdventuresOfDarkYagami'', this, surprisingly enough, happens to Dark the first time he dies; the girl who killed him is hailed as a hero and the only people sad are Dark's family and Misa. L is so widely hated that no one mourns his death.
* Invoked in the Naruto Fanfic ''Roku Naruto'', when Naruto makes Sakura trip on a rock.
* Discord's original defeat several thousand years ago in the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'' got this reaction from Equestria in the "Origins" Arc, including a song celebrating Celestia and Luna's victory. Considering it was a prequel and Discord was an EvilOverlord whose entire reign can be summed up as ForTheEvulz, wiped out two of the five pony races, and generally put the entire country of Equestria through a living hell for 1000 years, [[ForegoneConclusion this was to be expected]].
* Once the news of Joffrey's unlamented demise reaches the Starks in the AlternateUniverseFic ''Fanfic/NedStarkLives'', Arya is by far the most overjoyed of her family (and that of the Northmen), and is hoping to learn more about how he died. For the record, Arya is a ten year old girl who just nearly had her father killed by his family, was forced to abandon her pet dire wolf Nymeria and had her friend killed for extremely petty reasons.
* In ''FanFic/MyMirrorSwordAndShield'', Lelouch's death is celebrated as a national holiday.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''Film/BebesKids'': Robin's starts his story at a funeral. And he summed up the general sentiment thus: "''Everybody was there...'cause everybody was glad he was dead.''"
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}''
** At the climax of the first movie, the antagonist Lord Farquaad is swallowed by a dragon... and the entire town bursts into cheers. Then again, on the "Karaoke Party" DVD bonus feature, he's heard singing "Stayin' Alive" from ''inside'' the dragon, so it's seems he's NotQuiteDead--until he was eventually digested, of course.
** In ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird'', the crowd witnesses the [[AllPartOfTheShow on-stage death]] of Prince Charming and proceed to treat it like the happy ending to a play (complete with an "Awww!" when Shrek and Fiona kiss). Of course, while Charming was the hero in the play, most of the audience still didn't [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating really like]] [[ButtMonkey him]].
* In ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'', after the Horned King is absorbed by the Cauldron, his put-upon toadie Creeper, after a moment of mourning, starts laughing maniacally.
* On ''WesternAnimation/TheCurseOfTheWereRabbit'', everyone thinks the Were-Rabbit has been killed along with Franchise/{{Wallace|AndGromit}}. The Vicar turns to Lady Tottington and reassures her that they feel her pain. The minute he turns his back, he and the rest of the villagers start rejoicing.
* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooFrankencreepy'': When the castle explodes and Velma and her friends are believed to be killed by the explosion, everybody in town celebrates.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The {{Trope Namer|s}} is ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''. The line was first used in a more expected sense when the knights were reunited, but then [[NoPartyLikeADonnerParty things got desperate for Arthur's company]] ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galaxy_Minstrels though it's also a pun]], by the way).
-->"They were forced to eat Robin's minstrels... (''eating sounds'') and there was much rejoicing."\\
[[FlatJoy "Yaaaaaay."]]
* The song "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead" from ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', after the Wicked Witch of the East is killed.
* At the end of ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', galaxy-wide celebrations begin as news spreads about the second Death Star's destruction and the Emperor's death. On the capital of Coruscant, unfortunately, the expanded universe indicated that the celebrations didn't last long before Imperial troops cracked down on them.
* In ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' no one attends Scrooge's funeral, and two young debtors are relieved at his death. ''Film/Scrooge1970'' takes the latter aspect up to eleven, having everyone in Camden Town that owes Scrooge money celebrate his death, sing "Thank You Very Much," and dance on his coffin.
* In ''Film/{{Borat}}'', hotel staff reluctantly break the news to the title character that his wife has just died, only to suddenly get hugged by him and watch him joyfully dance around the room.
* There may not have been literal rejoicing when the obnoxious [[TheLoad Lucky Larry]] got squashed by the machinery in ''Film/{{Poseidon}}'', but none of the band of survivors was particularly broken up about it. Was one of the better SFX shots of the film, too.
* ''Film/RevengeOfThePinkPanther'' involves Inspector Clouseau surviving an assassination attempt and then [[FakingTheDead pretending to be dead]] in order to track down the mob boss who ordered the hit. At Clouseau's "funeral", his former boss, Chief Inspector Dreyfus, is assigned to give the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P5DkZsrJN0 eulogy]]... during which he keeps bursting helplessly into hysterical, gleeful laughter. He then tries to cover it by pretending to shed ManlyTears, causing everyone else to weep in sympathy.
* In the movie ''Film/TheSlipperAndTheRose'', a live-action musical based on Cinderella, Prince Charming at one point visits the royal crypt and sings "What a Comforting Thing To Know", describing his less-than-illustrious ancestors.
-->''And here lies old King Frederick\\
He stole for forty years\\
The day he died the people cried.\\
They cried? They cried "Three cheers!"''
* ''Film/{{Scaramouche}}'' (1952). Upon joining the National Assembly, Andre Moreau is set upon by the aristocratic side of the assembly, to a series of {{duel|ToTheDeath}}s. With each victory, the next day, he declares that his most recent opponent will be [[UnusualEuphemism "Absent from the assembly"]], which proceeds to induce cheers from the commoner's half of the assembly.
* In ''Film/NaturalBornKillers'', when the warden (Creator/TommyLeeJones) learns Jack Scagnetti (Creator/TomSizemore) is dead, his reaction is basically "Meh."
* Invoked in ''Film/OtherPeoplesMoney'', when Larry insists that he doesn't care about being despised.
-->"And, by the way, it pleases me that I am called 'Larry the Liquidator', because at ''my'' funeral, you'll leave with a smile on your face and a few bucks in your pocket. Now, that's a funeral worth having!"
* In ''Film/ProblemChild'', the nuns throw a celebration at the orphanage when John Ritter's character decides to adopt the eponymous child.
* In ''Film/AFishCalledWanda'', Ken spends the movie trying to assassinate an old woman, who is the only witness to a crime committed by his boss. However, every attempt results instead in one of her pet dogs dying, much to Ken's horror as he is an animal lover. After the third try winds up crushing her final dog, Ken pushes his way through the shocked crowd to find that the woman had a heart attack from shock. He starts maniacally laughing in public.
* The cowardly General Owen in Film/StarshipTroopers is treated with utter contempt by the [[SpaceMarines mobile infantry]] who find him hiding in a supply closet. So when he gets smeared across the ground by the shot-down corpse of a flying bug landing on top of him, the response is whoops and cheers from the nearby soldiers.
* ''Film/{{Popeye}}'': Practically the entire town rejoices when Popeye takes down the tax collector. [[spoiler:And it was ''an accident'', too. Popeye merely wanted to move him aside, and he ended up pushing him over an edge and down a slide that dumped into the sea. The trope applies only ephemerally, as the tax collector was all right if soaked, but it was the first time anyone had ever defied him like that.]]
* In the Creator/{{Netflix}} original film ''The Do-over'', when Max fakes his and Charlie's deaths, Charlie's family, who were very disrespectful and pushy towards him, don't so much rejoice his death as not give a rat's ass that he is "dead". It's not until he finds his step-sons [[ADateWithRosiePalms masturbating under their covers]] and his ex-wife going at it with her ex-boyfriend immediately after his funeral that Charlie decides that he's better off without them.
* ''Film/NoHoldsBarred'': After Rip (Wrestling/HulkHogan) knocks the movie's previously unbeatable WrestlingMonster Zeus from a high balcony, causing him to fall to the ring at least three stories below and the impact (presumably) killing him; the crowd cheers wildly that Rip has finally avenged Zeus' treachery, not to mention severe beating of his brother, Randy.

* There is a Russian joke with a punchline of "We were burying my mother-in-law, got two accordions torn". The punchline is so worn out that at this point that overused gags, links and humorous stories are called "bayans" (accordions) in certain sections of ru-net.
* "He was ''dying'' to hop around and sing and dance! ...but his mother-in-law's coffin was just so damned heavy on his shoulders." There seems to be pattern somewhere here, right?
* The trope is the base for the old joke, "Q: What do you call 10,000 lawyers on the bottom of the ocean? A: [[EvilLawyerJoke A good start.]]"
* There's an old joke that goes: "I bet you'd like to see me dead just so you could spit on my grave, wouldn't you?" "Nah. I don't like to get in lines."
* The endlessly popular "[Hated Public Figure A] and [Hated Public Figure B] have a fight to the death. Who wins? [[spoiler: Humanity.]]"


* OlderThanRadio: In the original novella ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'', there is a scene where a young couple is saved from financial ruin by Scrooge's death. Since the man only needed a few more days to secure needed funds to pay off Scrooge, days which "old" Scrooge would most likely not grant, the "float time" to when the debt is transferred to its new owner gives the couple financial security, presumably for the rest of their life. The young bride even mentions that to feel joy at another's death should be wrong, but she couldn't help it. (This scene is not usually included in adaptations.)
* OlderThanRadio: The reactions of the villagers after MaxAndMoritz have been ground alive into pellets and eaten by the geese.
* ''Literature/DragonBones'': When Ward's abusive father dies, nobody celebrates in an inappropriate way, but almost no one is sad, either. The house ghost Oreg (actually a magically-bound immortal slave) gives Ward and his younger sister Ciarra new clothes for the funeral. While the clothes are an appropriate dark blue, and might be an attempt to ingratiate himself with his new master, Ward, they are also very beautiful, and would have made a nice present for a more conventionally joyful occasion.
* ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz''
** When Dorothy Gale arrives in the Munchkin village, she is appalled and apologetic to discover that her house has landed on and killed an inhabitant of Oz. The Munchkins respond by breaking into a song and dance about how happy they are that the witch, is in fact, dead, and make Dorothy a national hero. In [[Film/TheWizardOfOz the film version]], Creator/JudyGarland's shocked expression throughout most of this is priceless.
** The same thing happens later when she accidentally kills the ''other'' witch, and the guards respond by thanking her.
* A room full of [[AcceptableTargets telemarketers]] are reduced to skeletons by a demon in ''Literature/GoodOmens''. This means that all the people they were due to call didn't get a little angrier, didn't curse them or spread this annoyance onwards. So in balance, these hideous deaths made the world a little better. Although not so much better that Terry didn't insist it be undone by the end of the book.
* ''Literature/{{Ultramarines}}''. Done with a building. The Tau blow up an Administratum tax bureau and the guardsmen cheer. Keep in mind these are people taught from birth that aliens are evil and want to sacrifice their babies to the Dark Gods.
* Ogden Nash's poem "The Boy Who Laughed at Santa Claus" relates the morality tale of Jabez Dawes, an [[{{Jerkass}} unrepentant brat]] who denied the existence of Santa Claus, until Kris Kringle turned him into a jack-in-the-box in retaliation. Which leads to the following stanza:
-->''The neighbors heard his mournful squeal;\\
They searched for him, but not with zeal.\\
No trace was found of Jabez Dawes,\\
Which led to thunderous applause,\\
And people drank a loving cup\\
And went and hung their stockings up.''
* In the ''Literature/NightWatch'' series, in the novel ''Twilight Watch'', Witezslav, an unpleasant vampire on the Inquisition is killed, and besides the obvious lack of sympathy from those on the side of Light, his Dark colleagues were also indifferent, and for both sides, the greater concern was how someone was powerful enough to destroy him. This makes sense, since besides being a cold, unlikable person, he gained that level of power by killing children.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''
** Referenced by Granny Weatherwax in ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'', when she's in a self-doubting mood: "It was a terrible thing to think that the only reason people would go to your funeral was to make sure you were really dead."
** Actually happens in ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'', when Greebo eats a vampire (in bat form) and the locals all celebrate. The witches think that the reason they're all celebrating the death of someone in the castle is because it was the landlord ("Bit of a bloodsucker, I think he was saying.").
* In ''Literature/TheCurseOfChalion'', the two brothers who are the powers behind the Chalionese throne have repeatedly raped the queen; when one of them dies she shows up at his funeral in every piece of festival garb she owns. Everyone pretends not to notice.
* Lewis Carroll's ''Literature/{{Jabberwocky}}'' ends with everyone celebrating the death of [[BigBad the Jabberwock]] [[TheDreaded itself]].
* The ''Literature/LeftBehind'' series: The Dramatic Audio presentation of ''Glorious Appearing'' has the sound of a crowd cheering wildly as Michael locks Satan away in the bottomless pit for a thousand years. However, Satan does get out in time for the FinalBattle.
** Prior to that, in the middle of the Tribulation, [[AFeteWorseThanDeath there were 3 1/2 days of rejoicing when the two witnesses were killed by Nicolae at the start of the Global Gala, which abruptly ended when they were resurrected and taken to heaven in a cloud,]] according to [[Literature/TheBible The Word of God]].
* At the end of ''Literature/TheTwits'', when the Twits disappear.
** In another Creator/RoaldDahl novel, ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', there are several "general misfortune" examples with regards to the naughty kids, as the Oompa-Loompas' {{Crowd Song}}s about Augustus, Veruca (and her parents), and Mike claim that they're pretty much getting what they're due for their greed, sloth, etc. and that in Augustus' case the prospect of him becoming fudge is a wonderful one because then people will at last have reason to love him! Their boss Willy Wonka claims to the rest of the tour group that they're just joking, but Grandpa Joe and Charlie are not entirely sure about that. In the [[Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2013 stage musical adaptation]], "general misfortune" escalates to possible DeathByAdaptation in several cases--but this trope still applies.
* In ''Literature/TheShiningOnes'', Thalesian nuisance heir and TheNapoleon Avin Wargunson was summarily knocked off in a particularly insulting way (stuffed in a barrel of wine with the lid nailed shut). Given his ZeroPercentApprovalRating, when they finally held his funeral, the congregation tried (and failed miserably) to contain their mirth. The entire country then spent the next week celebrating his death; his death was both the best thing to happen to them and a great memory to get through the cold winter there.
* Venandakatra is nicknamed "the Vile One" ''by his own side'' in the Literature/BelisariusSeries, and no one in the Malwa hierarchy sheds a tear over his utter humiliation at the hands of Belisarius. His rather long, painful, and torturous death at the end is a cause of much rejoicing.
* In ''Literature/TheBible'':
** The Israelites are pursued through the Red Sea by Pharaoh and his army during the Exodus, while God keeps the waters held back and the pursuing army from gaining any advantage. Then after the Israelites have finished crossing safely, God let loose the waters of the Red Sea, and Pharaoh and his army are all drowned. The Israelites when they see this happening waste no time singing praises to God for the victory delivered through His mighty hand.
** Jehoram's reign ends in a violent and humiliating way--his entire family wiped out by invaders save for one son and he himself killed by a lethal disease of the intestines. According to the Second Book of Chronicles, he was hated throughout the nation of Judah, and he was even dumped in a random burial ground in Jerusalem (unlike his father and grandfather, who had both mostly followed the ways of the Lord and upon death were buried with full honors, including memorial bonfires after they were interred, in the royal cemetery) following his ignominous demise. Considering he had murdered all of his own brothers (all stated to be better men than he was) to become King of Judah in the first place (on top of all the idol worship he imported from the Nation of Israel), it was little surprise he went out the way he did.
** In the prophecy of the future seen by John the apostle in the Literature/BookOfRevelation, the people celebrate the demise of the Two Witnesses who were killed by the Beast that arises from the abyss, even to the point of sending each other gifts, but this celebration is short-lived, as after 3 1/2 days the Two Witnesses are resurrected and taken up to heaven in a cloud, then an earthquake levels one-tenth of Jerusalem and seven thousand people die. Also in the same book, the heavens rejoice at the destruction of Babylon.
* ''Angry White Pyjamas'' by Robert Twigger. During their TrainingFromHell the students receive a call informing them the founder of their aikido school has died, so the dojo will be shut down for a week in mourning. They carefully put down the phone, then start dancing around the room, calling for champagne.
* When [[spoiler:Voldemort]] is finally killed near the end of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', ''everyone'' celebrates.
* In In ''Literature/TheDiscreetPrincess'', when [[EvilPrince Rich-Craft]] is about to die from his injuries, his immediate family are the only ones sad about it. The people are all very happy that his PrinceCharming brother is about to inherit the throne.
* In ''Literature/StarWarsFatalAlliance'', the Dark Council isn't exactly torn up about the death of [[spoiler:Darth Chratis]]. One goes so far as to promote his killer.
* In ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'', after the backstabbing Brightlord Sadeas is murdered, some of his peers manage a few halfhearted regrets before one of them comes out and says "Good riddance" to general agreement. Dalinar ''tries'' [[NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead not to insult his memory]], but the best he can manage is that they [[EvilFormerFriend used to be friends]] (though they'd fallen out years before Sadeas betrayed him and tried to kill him) and that his death is "inconvenient" (not least because Dalinar is a prime suspect).

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* This never actually happens on über-idealistic ''Franchise/StarTrek'', at least not in the Federation.
** But there is at least one episode of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' where an imminent invasion of the [[HarmlessVillain Ferengi Alliance]] was met with near-indifference.
--->'''Rom:''' Think of the terrible repercussions to the Alpha Quadrant!\\
'''Worf:''' I cannot think of any.
** When Garak learns that several of his former buddies from the Obsidian Order recently died in "accidents," he mentions that he'd be celebrating if his life weren't in danger as well.
** While no-one actually celebrates, no-one seems particularly broken up when Betazed, homeworld of "[[CaptainObvious Counselor Obvious]]" Troi falls to the Dominion during the war, being more concerned that it could provide a foothold for the Dominion to attack other nearby worlds. Despite being a major Federation world, after the episode this occurs in, the planet's occupation by the Jem'Hadar is ''never'' mentioned again.
** In the seventh season, Worf treats the current clone of Weyoun to a NeckSnap while imprisoned on Cardassia. Damar's reaction is to kneel beside the corpse and laugh his ass off, before offering up a mocking tribute from his bottle of kanar. He's sniggering about it even after the next Weyoun clone comes along.
* Briefly mentioned in the ''Series/BabylonFive'' episode "The Deconstruction of Falling Stars" for a comedic effect. Londo Mollari looks upon a wedding celebration and sneers, noting that Centauri weddings are [[AwfulWeddedLife somber, sad affairs]]. This kind of merriment is normally reserved for Centauri state ''[[TheFunInFuneral funerals]]''.
* ''Series/FamilyMatters'': A non-death example comes early in Season 2, when [[BreakoutCharacter Steve Urkel]] had by now become an established part of the series. Urkel annoys the neighborhood once too often--he serenaded Laura with his "rendition" of Morris Albert's "Feelings"... late at night!--and is sent to a relative's house in the south to live for a few weeks, to give the neighbors time to get over their anger with the nerd. The Winslows rejoiced long and loud that they would have two weeks without Urkel... and then, as if on cue, in walks "Cousin Urkel"... the even-more-annoying southern-belle-wannabe Myrtle!
* ''Series/{{Friends}}''
** In "The One with the Dollhouse", Ross informs Monica that one of their aunts died only to find Monica screaming with joy saying that the woman was a 'cruel cranky old bitch' and then eagerly asking Ross if she gets their aunt's dollhouse.
** When Rachel's boss Joanna dies, she's sad, but mostly because Joanna was about to recommend her for promotion. Joanna's other assistant [[ButtMonkey Sophie]], on the other hand, looks happier than she ever has before.
* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' provides an example of this with the introduction of Arzt in the finale of the first season. He was blown up while he condescendingly lectured the main characters on how to handle dynamite safely. Right after it happens Hurley does get quite and even goes so far as to say, "that was messed up" but he seems to have been more concerned with his own streak of bad luck and the gibs scattered about. No-one else cared.
* Dr. Romano of ''Series/{{ER}}'' died quite horribly, but he was such a {{Jerkass}} only one character really gave a damn. Another even twisted the knife posthumously by naming a wing for [=LGBT=] patients after the notorious homophobe.
* ''Series/{{Oz}}''
** In one of the final episodes, Beecher unknowingly kills Vern Schillinger, in a [[TheScottishTrope staged performance of Macbeth]]. When the audience of prison inmates finds out, everyone immediately starts cheering to high heavens and pumping their fists. Granted Schillinger was a malicious Nazi rapist, who performed a good deal of horrible actions throughout his lifetime.
*** "THAT MUTHAFUCKA'S DEAD!!" followed by a thunderous mix of cheers and ovation pretty much sums it up.
** This appears to be the response to any act of violence witnessed by the inmates. A notable exception is when Simon Adebisi, a [[ScaryBlackMan feared Nigerian gangster]] who's been ruling Em City as a trustee, is killed--the initial reaction is a shocked gasp of disbelief from both inmates and guards, as Adebisi seemed so badass he couldn't be killed by ''anyone''.
** Also notably averted with the death of Augustus Hill. Burr Redding is overcome with grief, and most of the prisoners are shocked. [=McManus=] actually breaks down crying. Mainly this is because more so than anyone else in Em city, Hill had become the most philosophical and accepting of the bad things that he had done.
* In an episode of ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' where Sabrina uses these products to make Harvey [[AmbitionIsEvil more ambitious]], to the point where he's alienated from Sabrina and only cares about his ambitions of being a money-making businessman, she shows him what could happen if he continues (a la ''Literature/AChristmasCarol''). At the end of the montage they see a party which is Harvey's funeral. They're happy because he was a jerk who didn't spend time with his family and cut down all of the trees (except one) in Westbridge.
** In another episode where Mr. Kraft announced he was retiring, the students actually threw a bacchanal.
* An episode of ''Series/TheCommish'' had two police officers agonizing endlessly over the best way to break a death notice to a man's family, only to find they're overjoyed about his death.
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''
** One episode sees Dr. Kelso's portrait, hung on a hallway just before he goes on vacation, turned into a memorial to the deceased as a prank by [[DrJerk Dr. Cox]]. Almost everyone in the hospital walks past it and celebrates, but [[ButtMonkey Ted the Lawyer]] later comes ''back'' to it to dance and laugh in front of it. ''Twice.'' This helps to prove Cox's point that Kelso really does care when he is hurt by the reactions.
--->'''Kelso:''' You think it's [[DudeNotFunny funny]] that one of the surgeons paid his dwarf cousin, Lance, two hundred dollars to show up at rounds and sing, "[[Film/TheWizardOfOz Ding dong, Kelso's dead!]]"?
** Ted has a similar reaction upon learning of Kelso's retirement.
** In one episode J.D. gets exposed to Hepatitis. The Janitor appears humming Chopin's Funeral March and speaking through a puppet made out of a Hazmat suit.
--->'''Puppet:''' Gee, is he gonna make it?
--->'''Janitor:''' Eh, it doesn't look good.
--->'''Puppet:''' Yay!
* Not a death, but the news of Frank Burns getting arrested, held for psychiatric observation, and transferred from the 4077th inspires whoops of joy on ''Series/{{MASH}}''.
-->'''B.J. Hunnicutt:''' This reduces the enemy to just North Korea!
** At least until they discover he's been [[KarmaHoudini cleared, promoted, and stationed back in the States]].
* In ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' Will blamed himself for his uncle's political opponent having a fatal heart attack (he [[IWishedYouWereDead told him he could "drop dead"]] right before it happened). After spending the episode feeling guilty, he showed up at the funeral to discover that everyone else was just there to make sure he was really dead, and was moved to give a defense of the man's life. When indignantly asked who he thought he was he said "I'm the dude that killed him" and was given a standing ovation.
-->'''Will:'''...Tough room.\\
'''Uncle Phil:''' ''Yeah.''
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''
** Mike and the Bots have this reaction to the death of [[TheProfessor Russell Johnson's]] character, a drunken, abusive parent, in ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S09E06TheSpaceChildren The Space Children]]''. After the man gets his mind fried by The Blob That Came From Heaven and the paramedics are wheeling his corpse out of his trailer in front of the rest of the cast:
--->'''All:''' (''as crowd'') Hooray!\\
'''Crow:''' Are you sure he's dead?\\
'''Mike:''' (''as paramedic'') Oyah.\\
'''All:''' Hooray!
** In an earlier episode, ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S04E12HerculesAndTheCaptiveWomen Hercules and the Captive Women]]'' (billed at the time as the show's last ''Hercules'' movie, although they ended up with one more later), Joel and the Bots held a funeral for Hercules, which quickly became a party. Crow at one point declared, "He's dead as a doornail and I'm gonna party like it's 1999!"
** In ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S08E03TheMolePeople The Mole People]]'' episode, after TheLoad gets killed:
--->'''Crow:''' Is the first stage of grief pure, unbridled joy?
** In ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S08E21TimeChasers Time Chasers]]'', when a character gets crushed by the wreckage of a plane:
--->'''Mike:''' Oh!... Well, thank you, movie!
** In-universe example: In ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S06E19RedZoneCuba Red Zone Cuba]]'', Dr. Forrester is beaten up by mobsters and ends up in a full-body cast. TV's Frank accepts calls from former President Jimmy Carter ("Is he dead yet? Call me, you hear!?") and a wreath of dead flowers from Mother Teresa with the note "Hope You Die".
--->'''TV's Frank:''' It's true what they say, one life can touch so many others.
* Subverted in ''Series/FawltyTowers''. The episode "The Kipper and the Corpse" has the doctor walking into the dead man's room and seeing Basil Fawlty jumping up and down and crying, "Oh, joy! Oh, I'm so happy!" Of course, the real reason Fawlty was so happy was because the kippers the man had been served with his breakfast were out of date, and he had just learned that the kippers were untouched, making it not his fault.
* In ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' the gang has a party after Klaus is defeated.
* In ''Series/YesPrimeMinister'', Prime Minister Hacker's predecessor in that office is writing his memoirs, which will be [[CompromisingMemoirs very embarrassing]] for Hacker, when he suddenly drops dead from a heart attack. When Hacker learns the news, and just before he remembers that he's ''supposed'' to act with dignified shock and grief, for a moment he has the biggest, happiest grin we've ever seen on his face. This episode ("A Diplomatic Incident," Series 2, Episode 3 of ''Yes, Prime Minister'') is widely considered to be the best of the entire series (i.e., including ''Series/YesMinister''), partly because incidents like this, where Paul Eddington expresses several lines' worth of dialogue with a single facial expression, occur rather frequently. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9NifqJyDMI Watch it!]]
* From the pilot episode of ''Series/SixFeetUnder''
-->'''Mourner:''' (''viewing his dead wife'') You did a real good job on her.\\
'''David Fisher:''' Well, we do our best.\\
'''Mourner:''' If there's any justice in the universe, she's shoveling shit in hell right now.
* A Numberwang episode on ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' contained an instance of no Numberwang being scored for over three days! So they went to Sudden Death: The first person who dies from the poisonous Number Gas wins!
* Played with on ''Series/TheGoldenGirls''. When the group's hated next door neighbor died, possibly from Rose's harsh words, they throw a cheap funeral for her since the woman had no friends or relatives. Then an old friend shows up and gives a heartfelt eulogy about how the deceased spent all her life doing charitable work. However the "friend" turned out to simply be in the wrong room. When she realized who was actually in the coffin, she expressed joy, then kicked the coffin for good measure.
* ''Series/NorthernExposure'' has Holling Vincouer, who is decidedly not proud of his ancestry. He once told his girlfriend Shelly that the death of his grandfather is still celebrated as a national holiday in France.
* This has happened at least once on ''Series/{{Bones}}''. In "The Crank in the Shaft", the victim, an office manager, is seemingly mourned by everyone, until Booth and Bones find out that the victim who was so hated by everyone that not only was there celebration of her death, [[AssholeVictim but nearly everyone she had ever met had a motive]].
* Similarly, in an episode of ''Series/CSINewYork'', a crowd gathered around the scene and, upon confirming who the victim was, applauded. Then Stella gives a QuipToBlack about finding someone ''without'' a motive being the hard part.
* Played with in ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', when Frasier's hated and mean-spirited aunt passes away; while Frasier, Niles and Martin express no grief at her death, it's not exactly an opportunity for celebration either as Frasier's been burdened with writing the eulogy for the memorial service (which gives him no end of grief as he tries to find some genuine virtue he can extol about her, having stubbornly refused to lie and invent virtues the woman didn't have) and Niles has been burdened with finding a place to dispose of her ashes.
* An episode of ''Series/MurphyBrown'' plays with this trope when Murphy's hated nemesis dies and leaves her in charge of the eulogy. First she plans to give an awful speech, then a heartwarming one, then an awful one when she finds out his own mother didn't like him, when finally the guy makes himself look like the JerkWithAHeartOfGold from the GRAVE with the sole purpose of humiliating her.
* An episode of ''Series/LawAndOrder'' had the (first) victim of the week get chased into oncoming traffic by a particularly amoral {{paparazz|i}}o who wanted her opinion on her husband's affair. Once he was found to not be complicit in her death, he got shot; when his death is announced at a restaurant frequented by the rich and powerful, everyone applauds.
* In ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' Alex freezes Stevie and Max shatters her. No one really seems to care and eventually Alex and Harper go to celebrate their friendship while Justin takes pictures of a unconscious man's body with Stevie's "pieces" all over him while Max draws a moustache on him.
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Louie}}'' there is a much rejoicing moment when Louie and Robin Williams, being the only two men at a burial, discover that each other both hated the man, and share a hearty laugh.
* When Buffy announces that she killed Caleb in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Willow's reaction is "Well, all right!". Then again, he was a SinisterMinister in the service of the [[UltimateEvil First Evil]].
* One episode of ''Series/{{Angel}}'' has the gang go to Lorne's homeland, the demon dimension, Pylea. When Lorne asks his mother if she noticed anything odd when he disappeared 5 years prior, she remarks "we noticed feasting and celebration" and that his brother [[CreatorCameo Numfar]] did the dance of joy for 3 moons. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments She has Numfar demonstrate said dance.]]
* A ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' episode has a loathsome, universally despised professor (played by John Mahoney of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' fame) suddenly dropping dead at a party being given in his honor.
-->'''Dick:''' (''cheerfully'') Dr. Albright! You got your wish!\\
(''Harry begins clapping, stops when nobody else joins in'')
* While the character doesn't actually die because the poisoning was discovered right before it killed him, the attempted murder of the Commodore in ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'' is treated this way by the other characters on account of his being a lecherous racist and total jerkass. When Jimmy thinks his mother (who was impregnated by the Commodore at 14) is the poisoner, he makes a comment to the effect that he doesn't really have a problem with the Commodore being murdered, but if she's doing it for financial reasons, he doesn't want the Commodore's money. When the poisoner is discovered to be the Commodore's put-upon maid, Nucky tells her that she did wrong in actually attempting what others would only think about and gives her money to leave town and start a new life.
* Even ''Series/FullHouse'' wasn't immune to this. Jesse inherited a local club from its previous owner, who died of heart failure. The funeral was (by character narration alone) done this way, but {{justified|Trope}} because that was what the deceased owner wanted.
* When Al Bundy's neighbors thought that he'd died in ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', they all began singing "Ding Dong the Shoe Man's Dead" and dancing in the streets. Later, when Al moved out of the neighborhood, they held a parade to celebrate.
* Jaimie Lannister offed [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Mad King]] seventeen years before the beginning of ''Series/GameOfThrones''. As The Mad King's [[KillItWithFire idea of fun included burning people to death]], no-one much minded. (Although Lannister was stuck with the reputation of being an [[HonorBeforeReason oathbreaker]], as he had once promised to guard the king with his life.)
** Later on we have the event that the fandom dubbed "The Purple Wedding". [[spoiler:The much-loathed, in-universe and out, Joffrey Lannister is fatally poisoned at his own wedding.]]
** And now in Season Six, the InvincibleVillain [[spoiler:Ramsay Bolton]] ''[[KarmaHoudiniWarranty finally]]'' meets his end in a [[AssholeVictim satisfyingly gruesome]] death.
* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'': When George's fiancée Susan dies, he is more relieved than anything else. This is later used as evidence against him at the trial in the series finale.
** Speaking of the series finale, in a non-death example, ''everybody'' cheered when the four main characters were sentenced to a year in prison.
* This has happened several times on ''Series/TheAmazingRace'', with the remaining teams all celebrating the elimination of a hated/feared team:
** Rob & Amber's elimination on Season 11.
** Brandy & Carol's elimination on Season 16 was initially played as this, [[OnlySaneMan until Dan & Jordan pointed out that the U-Turn could have just as easily been used to eliminate the more dangerous Jet & Cord]].
** On Season 19's penultimate leg, the Final 3 teams celebrated on the mat when they realized that, due to their cab drivers being in contact the entire leg and giving each other directions, they had finished ahead of Andy & Tommy, and wouldn't have to face them and their insane luck in the finale.
* This is a regular occurrence on ''Series/{{Copper}}''.
** Elizabeth Haverford is quite overjoyed when her husband is murdered since she recently discovered that the man was a pedophile and child murderer.
** When a racist and troublemaker is found dead, the police officer only bother to investigate his death because the man's daughter has incited a PowderKegCrowd and they need to avoid a riot. However, the daughter is only doing so out of family obligation and she quickly stops her protest when told that a convenient buyer was found for her father's property and she can get the money as soon as the case is closed.
** When a dentist is poisoned his wife is overjoyed because the man was extremely abusive and cheated on her regularly. When Sgt. Byrnes accidentally kills himself by eating the same poisoned cake that killed the dentist, Det. Cochran and most of the other coppers don't shed a tear and burst out laughing when they find out the [[DeathByIrony ironic]] way the sergeant died. The man was extremely corrupt and liked to steal the belongings of dead people. Even his nephew does not mind when the coppers make jokes about the way his uncle died.
* Subverted rather tragically on ''Series/{{Merlin}}''. You'd think that, since Uther was a genocidal dictator who has single-handedly been responsible for the death of hundreds of sorcerers and their persecution in the Five Kingdoms, this would be the reaction to his death. However, the circumstances turned his son against magic, and thus nothing was won by it.
* Invoked in ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' when a time-traveling King Arthur is deposited in Hercules' time. This version of Arthur is an evil, murdering, asshole and he goes through an eventual heel-face turn after Hercules points out that tyrannical kings are usually remembered like this.
* ''{{Series/Coupling}}'' had an episode where Steve gave this impression by accident: he was expecting a call at a restaurant, and made up a lie to a waiter saying that it was about a dying relative not expected to make it through the night. This right after having ordered champagne. When the call eventually came, he couldn't leave the table because of an erection and told the waiter calling him to the phone that he wasn't interested in taking it anymore in a way that sounded as if he couldn't be bothered.
** An earlier episode was set at Jane's aunt's funeral, with one attendee (Jane's other aunt) making no secret of her joy at the dead woman's passing.
* In the first scene of ''Series/RedBandSociety'', Kara, an insufferable {{Jerkass}} cheerleader, loses consciousness right in the middle of cheer practice. The rest of the squad then form a circle around her... and whip out their phones to take pictures and gossip about it.
* In one episode of ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', a stuck-up critic reviews the hotel Francis and Piama work at in the cruelest, most condescending way. When said reviewer insults Piama, Francis and hotel-owner Otto beat the crap out of him. The day said review is to go in the paper, instead there is an article about how the guy was beaten up, with the hotel getting sent tons of thank you notes from other victims of his "critiquing", along with reservations from other booked hotels.
* ''Series/{{Taboo}}'': Horace Delaney was such a nice guy that his passing is largely a matter of happy business to many both of the great and the "good" of London, as well as the small and tattered on the dockside. Including his daughter.
* ''Series/{{Southland}}'': In one early episode, Officers Cooper and Sherman are tasked with going to a large, upscale mansion to inform the man of the house that his wife has been killed by a hit-and-run driver. After stumbling a bit with the language barrier, it seems that the man has burst into tears... but then it turns out he is laughing maniacally, and he turns to the household staff who have gathered in the hallway behind him and explains in Spanish that "The witch is dead!", at which point they start ''cheering''. Cooper and Sherman's expressions are priceless.
* In ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode [[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS5E145TheMasks "The Masks,"]] this is the initial reaction of the greedy heirs, Emily included, when Emily's father Jason dies. The rejoicing comes to a screeching halt, especially Paula's, when they shed their masks.

* "The Night Patty Murphy Died" is a traditional Newfoundland folk song, recorded by, among others, the Canadian-based celtic-rock band Music/GreatBigSea. In the song, the eponymous individual's funeral/wake becomes a rowdy party, with a long stop at the local pub for everyone to get hammered. Nevertheless, the lyrics are open to interpretation in regards to what the attendees actually thought of the deceased, except for the versions which include this final verse:
-->It was twenty years ago me boys that old Pat was put underground\\
And every year to celebrate they all push the jug around\\
They gather at the graveyard and pour vinegar in his ditch\\
Cuz everybody hated that lousy son-of-a-bitch!
* The Music/DixieChicks' "Goodbye Earl", about a woman who, with the help of a high-school friend, kills her abusive husband Earl. In the video, the whole town celebrates Earl's death.
* In French, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" was translated as "''Le lion est mort ce soir''", which means "The lion died tonight". So the lyrics' tone changed to somewhat fit this trope...
* Music/DosGringos, a band comprised of [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks United States Air Force]] fighter pilots, has a song called "The Predator Eulogy" celebrating the fact that a Predator (an unmanned airborne vehicle) was shot down. Fighter pilots ''hate'' [=UAVs=] because they might wind up getting completely replaced by them if UAV enthusiasts have their way.
* Steam's "(Kiss Him) Goodbye" (Na Na Na Na/Hey Hey/Goodbye) is often used as such. On occasion, Music/RayCharles' "Hit the Road, Jack" as well.
* Music/ElvisCostello's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9t4-zDem1Sk Tramp The Dirt Down]]" is about how he'll celebrate when UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher dies.
* As is Hefner's "The Day That Thatcher Dies", complete with a [[KidsRock children's choir]] singing "[[Film/TheWizardOfOz Ding dong, the wicked witch is dead!]]"
* There's also the similarly titled "The Day That Margaret Thatcher Dies" by Pete Wylie.
* Another song about celebrating the death of Margaret Thatcher is Music/{{Morrissey}}'s "Margaret on the Guillotine". The lyrics include "The kind people/Have a wonderful dream/Margaret on the guillotine" with the repeated chorus "When will you die?"
* When Thatcher actually ''did'' die, a social media campaign caused "Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead" to shoot up to #2 on the UK charts.
* "Ringo", by Lorne Greene (of ''Series/{{Bonanza}}'' fame). The spoken-word narrative, which reached No. 1 on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100 in 1964, has nothing to do with Music/TheBeatles' drummer, but is instead a first-person account of an ex-outlaw-turned-Western lawman, and his encounters and relationship with the title character and antagonist, a notorious gunfighter who spread terror as he engages in a crime spree in the Old West. Toward the end of the song, the two meet (for the first time in several years) and engage in a gunfight. Ringo--remembering a time the main protagonist saved his life--shows a rare ounce of mercy to his old friend, but when he turns to walk away, he is met by a spray of gunfire and killed. As the trope-fitting lyrics point out after Ringo is declared dead, "''The town began to shout and cheer/Nowhere was there shed a tear for Ringo''."
* "Ha Ha You're Dead" by Music/GreenDay is this to a T:
-->''Ha ha, you're dead\\
The joke is over\\
You were an asshole\\
And now you're gone\\
As your ship is going down\\
I'll stand by and watch you drown\\
Ha ha you're dead, ha ha you're dead, ha ha you're dead''
* Music/TheyMightBeGiants anticipate this kind of end--up to and including bank holidays--for the unnamed "you" of "When Will You Die?" The narrator of their song "Dead" worries about this happening to himself:
-->''Did a large procession wave their torches\\
As my head fell in the basket,\\
And was everybody dancing on the casket?''
* "The Hell of It" by Music/PaulWilliams, which plays over the closing credits of ''Film/PhantomOfTheParadise'', is mostly this trope as well (when it's not being [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech the "Reason You Suck" song]]);
-->''Good for nothing, bad in bed,\\
Nobody likes you, you're better off dead,\\
Goodbye, goodbye, we've all come to say\\
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye.\\
Born defeated, died in vain,\\
Super-destructive, you were hooked on pain\\
And though your music lingers on,\\
All of us are glad you're gone!''
* Brazilian samba song "Sequestraram Minha Sogra" ("They kidnapped my mother-in-law") by Bezerra da Silva isn't as deadly (instead it veers more towards PityTheKidnapper). Translated:
-->''They kidnapped my mother-in-law,\\
It serves the kidnapper right,\\
Instead of me paying the ransom,\\
He was the one who paid me!'' (To take her back...)

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* An entry in the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}: Warriors of Chaos'' book speaks of a Chaos Champion (hulking, armored man who serves the forces of evil) named Gharad the Ox who challenged the much-hated Elector Count Wulfgang von Greidhart to a battle and claimed the man's skull for a trophy. Partway through the battle, the women of the town began to cheer the Chaos Knight on. "[[GoodFeelsGood Obscurely pleased,]] [[PetTheDog he left the town intact.]]"
* This is actually how Norscans in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' behave in funerals, because they view death as ascension to the realm of gods, and thus they think that in funerals, the dead should be celebrated, not mourned.
* Actual rule from the wargame ''Fear God & Dread Nought'': "Shore Battery Critical Hit results: Admin Building: A support building associated with the battery, but not vital to its function, has been destroyed. If enough paperwork is destroyed, the battery's efficiency may actually improve."
* The Khadoran Kommand in ''TabletopGame/{{WARMACHINE}}'' is relieved when Orsus Zoktavir one of their own kommanders is apparently killed in action. Considering how insane and destructive he was they weren't too sad to see him go. He didn't really die of course.
* In TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms during the time of troubles the god [[GodOfEvil god of tyranny]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Bane]] dies and many nations make holidays to celebrate. Unfortunately Bane [[NotQuiteDead comes back in the next edition]]

* In Creator/{{Moliere}}'s ''Literature/DonJuan'', after the title character is dragged off to hell, his servant [[BumblingSidekick Sganarelle's]] only regret is that his master's death will mean that he won't receive his wages.
* "Brand New Day" from ''Theatre/TheWiz'', after the Wicked Witch of the West is destroyed.
* The musical ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' ''begins'' with the citizens of Oz celebrating the death of the Wicked Witch of the West. The rest of said musical is a long explanation about HowWeGotHere and why this is wrong: one, she's not '''that''' evil, and two, [[spoiler:she's not dead.]]
* In ''Theatre/TheTimeOfYourLife'', though nobody really bursts out cheering when Blick is shot and killed offstage, they seem at least relieved, and it seems that the police aren't interested in investigating the DirtyCop's death.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The [[{{Mooks}} Sharp Claws]] look rather happy about General Scales' death at the end of ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'', with one triumphantly holding up its former leader's belt for Fox to see.
* At the end of the Cataclysm expansion of ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', after Deathwing is finally destroyed by the [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Dragon Soul]], all of Azeroth celebrates his destruction with fireworks exploding over Stormwind, Orgrimmar, and Dalaran. Alexstraza, the Dragon Queen who mourned the death of Malygos, doesn't even feel bad about her former ally's end, instead announcing the Age of Mortals beginning.
* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress''
** A halfway example: Although dwarves will never be happy that another one has died, they can still maintain ecstatic moods by having a decent dining room and nice walls to look at. Seriously. Although too many deaths in a while will result in them being extremely happy yet basically phoning it in with their entire life.
--->"Urist [=McTraumatized=] doesn't care about anything anymore."
** Played straight with fell moods. Sometimes, when an unhappy dwarf gets the urge to make an artifact, the raw materials for said artifact will be the nearest dwarf to the workshop. Making the artifact makes the dwarf happy, and nobody cares about the guy it's made out of.
** Also, a dwarf will be happy if a dwarf he has a grudge with dies. And of course there is much rejoicing from the player if an annoying noble dies.
** The players themselves are a straight example of the trope. The more bizarre and massively destructive an event gets in their game, the more cheerful and congratulatory the forum responses will be for achieving it. There's a reason the game motto is ''Losing is Fun.''
* ''VideoGame/TheSims''
** In ''The Sims 2'', mean Sims roll death-related wants for their enemies... such as drinking their life essence after they get eaten by a ManEatingPlant. It really ups the ante on VideoGameCrueltyPotential when you get aspiration points for it.
** If your house is robbed, even a child Sim can roll the want "See Burglar's Ghost". So much for the innocence of the young.
** Likewise, in ''The Sims 3'', Sims with the "evil" trait will laugh at the suffering of others, up to and including their deaths.
* [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/HTP_025_Force_Unleashed.jpg At least one webcomic author]] has gone on-record to say that seeing Jar-Jar Binks frozen in a slab of carbonite in ''Franchise/StarWars: VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'' is well worth the price of admission alone.
* In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'', when Manny is shot in the face, Niko was rather amused.
* In one of the early chapters of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', the heroes are facing the Grimleal, the obviouslyEvil religious group that rules the theocracy Plegia. Upon visiting the Plegian villagers, the commoners thank the invading Plisse army, claiming all the Grimleal are bad people they want dead. [[RuleOfEmpathy Thus allowing]] the player to mow down Grimelal by the dozens without remorse. DoubleSubverted later where after the Grimleal's leader and a bunch of their men are killed, the lone female member, claims that while the leader and the Grimleal weren't nice people, they were still the only family she had. Then it turns out this was only because she was kidnapped by the Grimleal from her non Grimleal family and had a [[AWizardDidIt spell]] cast making her think they raised her. She then joins to kill the last of the Grimleal.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', [[LargeHamRadio Three Dog]] will react positively to the death of President Eden should the player kill him.
-->'''Three Dog:''' Ding dong! The sanctimonious, self-righteous, self-proclaimed Presidential asshole is ''DEAD''!
* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''
** Many characters will congratulate you if you kill Cook-Cook.
** Many will also rejoice if the player kills Caesar.
** A less positive example: When Carla Boone was kidnapped by the Legion, she was hardly missed by the citizens of Novac since she openly despised the town and it's citizens (though they still believe this a horrifying fate for anyone) and Manny Vargas was pretty much overjoyed. This however led to her husband Craig to bear a grudge against the citizens of Novac and pretty much destroyed his friendship with Manny (who is heavily hinted to be [[IncompatibleOrientation in love with him]]).
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''
** The first Dark Brotherhood quest involves killing [[AssholeVictim a nasty old lady who runs an orphanage]]. You can kill her right in front of the kids, and not only will they ''not'' report you to the guards, they'll ''cheer'' her demise. The only person who actually gets scared is her assistant, who while not particularly liking Grelod herself is still freaked out that she just got killed in cold blood.
** Also, this is the general attitude of the Dunmer and Argonians of Windhelm after Ulfric Stormcloak is dead and replaced by Brunwulf Free-Winter due the fact that [[FantasticRacism Ulfric generally made their lives a living hell]]. The opposite is felt by the Nords, who not only saw Ulfric as a true hero of Skyrim but are generally not fond of non-Nords.
** After Alduin is defeated, the other Dragons don't seem to be too sad about it. Ironically the only one who expresses regret over it is Paarthurnax, the Dragon who made Alduin's defeat possible.
* Used in a number of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' games, especially in the ''Dark Crusade'' and ''Soulstorm'' expansions for the first ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar''. Typically runs along the lines of "Invading army ousts local sector's government; as the local government was horribly abusive, the conquerors were greeted as heroes". This is especially true for the [[LighterAndSofter generally benevolent Tau]]. The opposite tends to happen when the invaders are one of the more [[BlackAndGrayMorality more obviously evil]] factions that just [[KillEmAll wipes the area clean off the map]].
* Killing the fake King in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIII'', in at least the English translations, causes the people in Samanao City to rejoice the fake king's death.
* In ''VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron'', Optimus is the only one who really seems upset when Zeta Prime dies. The rest of the Autobots are happier about it since Zeta had become a pretty awful leader over the course of the war, and now Optimus has no excuse not to step up and become a Prime.
* ''Franchise/MassEffect''
** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', after a mission where CorruptCorporateExecutive Nassana Dantius is killed, there's a news item that her company's stock has actually gone ''up'' since her death.
** In [[VideoGame/MassEffect3 the third game]], this is pretty much Wrex's reaction if his brother Wreav meets an untimely end.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', after Arl Rendon Howe is killed, nobody seems upset about it. In the tavern, one noble asks another (who was a friend of the dead man's when they were younger) whether he's upset, and the former friend says the only tragedy is that the killing didn't happen a long time ago. The same conversation also mentions that the dead man's own family won't be coming to the funeral, and [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening the expansion]] makes it clear that their non-attendance is not simply because of political considerations.
* [[{{VideoGame/Skullmonkeys}} "Klogg is dead]] [[TheVillainSucksSong and we wanna celebrate it,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BUmv8imdH0 he's pushing up daisies, former and belated..."]]
* In ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'', Emperor Arcturus Mengsk's death is celebrated across the Dominion, and there's even an anniversary dedicated to that day.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* In ''WebAnimation/TeenGirlSquad,'' the three other girls all cheer [[TheyKilledKennyAgain the first time]] that [[AlphaBitch Cheerleader]] predeceases them, then go on to do the things that she would never let them do. Naturally, [[KillEmAll everyone dies]] as a result and they get reunited in the afterlife.
* In ''Anime/MagicalFunTimeNow,'' End of Episode 2 when [[spoiler:the girls just stand around and laugh that they killed someone]].

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Pretty much anyone in ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' is ambivalent, at best, about seeing allies (apparently) die. They usually don't stay dead, though.
* The cast threw a party to celebrate Kairi's death in ''Webcomic/AnsemRetort''. They even had yummy "Hooray Kairi's Dead" cake.
* Arisdel in ''Webcomic/DumnestorsHeroes''. She wasn't killed, but nobody was broken up when she left the game.
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0246.html "Rumors of Her Death."]] The only subversion is that Miko's still alive. Maybe Elan wouldn't have specifically celebrated, but no-one would've been sorry to see her go (she's routinely sent off on missions that keep her out of the country for years at a time, because not even her fellow paladins like her). Ironically, when she ''did'' [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0464.html die,]] [[AlasPoorScrappy no-one celebrated]].
* In ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', Tagon's Toughs had this reaction to Xinchub's death. He had spent several arcs as the personally nastiest of the Tough's rogues gallery (or, in his own words, "the biggest ace-hole in the game"), and his death caused happy-dances throughout the major cast.
* ''Webcomic/SequentialArt'' had this when Kat accidentally gives her old SadistTeacher a fatal heart attack. Kids leaving the classroom were singing ''[[Film/TheWizardOfOz Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead]]''.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}},'' Amber was still respectful enough to act appropriately at the funeral of her philandering, abusive father. Her fiancé Mike, on the other hand, attended in a Hawaiian shirt and party hat.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses''
** During his review of ''WesternAnimation/ATrollInCentralPark'', WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic cheered when [[TheScrappy Stanley]] was TakenForGranite near the end of the movie.
** When the Critic reviewed the ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'' ChristmasSpecial he broke out the champagne at the mention that Orko might never be seen again.
** Similarly, ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick'' was so pleased by Andy Dick/Nuka's death in ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'' that she was about a second away from orgasming.
** The cast of ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'' cheer when they've beaten WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic to death ([[DisneyDeath he's really just unconscious]]), and then they fight over who gets his hat and therefore, get to be the ruler of the nation. Big on GreyAndGrayMorality that special.
** When WebVideo/{{Phelous}} reviews ''Film/HouseOfWax2005'', Paris Hilton's death scene prompts WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick to start a SlowClap that snowballs in a massive party with all the cameo reviewers celebrating her death.
** In his LetsPlay of ''[[VideoGame/KingsQuestVAbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder King's Quest V]]'', WebVideo/PawDugan lets out a squee of joy when [[TheScrappy Cedric the Owl]] gets snagged up by a harpy.
-->'''Paw:''' (happily) ''Cedric's dead!!!''
** In Creator/AllisonPregler's review of ''Series/{{Charmed}}'''s 7th season finale, she plays "Celebrate" when [[DesignatedHero the Charmed Ones]] ostensibly die. Then, discussing the 8th season premiere: "Things start off swimmingly, because the Charmed Ones are dead, [[FakingTheDead but it quickly goes downhill]]." She also questions the [[TwentyFourHourPartyPeople large number of mourners]] in their house, because "surely they have no friends?"
** In ''WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown'', Film Brain cheers during ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' twice, first when one of the two most annoying robots nearly gets dismembered by Devastator, and then when Sam Witwicky is shot.
** In ''WebVideo/HistoryOfPowerRangers'', when Elgar is destroyed by the WorldHealingWave created from [[spoiler:Zordon's death]] Linkara mutters "thank god."
* ''Website/SFDebris'': There are several ways to make Chuck Sonnenberg happy with a ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode. These include good performances, sensible plots, coherent continuity, scientific accuracy, and the imminent death of [[TheScrappy Neelix]]. For example, his reaction to Neelix's transplant incompatibility in "Phage":
-->'''Chuck''': I'm so heartbroken I can barely continue dancing.
* In ''Website/SmoshGames''' Game Bang, the cast would almost invariably cheer for the other players to get killed. This was particularly pronounced in the Blindfolded Super Mario Maker game, where the group pretty much agreed to shout with joy whenever a death occur, with phrases like "Good death" and "[[GratuitousJapanese Sugoi]]" being thrown around when it happens.
* ''WebVideo/SuperMarioLogan'': At the end of "The Call Of Duty Blackout", Black Yoshi shoots and kills Brooklyn Guy's annoying 5-year-old son...and Brookyln Guy happily proclaims that he's free.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]]'': An unstated but virtually a staple of many of the classic cartoons. For instance, the Road Runner can be seen "beep-beeping" for joy after Wile E. Coyote dies for the final time. Other cases give the main protagonist the opportunity to sneak in a one liner, such as when WesternAnimation/BugsBunny has his own run-in with the Coyote ("And remember, mud spelled backwards is 'dum'," which Bugs says after Wile E. passes out for the final time in "Operation: Rabbit").
* ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'': In "Kitty Foiled", Jerry and a household canary believe Tom has been shot to death, and dance a jig in celebration.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''
** Done a few times, when the usual "They killed Kenny!!"-"Bastards!!" routine was subverted and Kenny's death was met with amusement.
--->'''Kyle:''' (''laughing'') [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall That was a good one!]]
** This is pretty much Cartman's reaction to arranging Scott Tenorman's parents being killed and ground into chili to get even for being swindled out of $16.12
* In ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'''s BadFuture, most of the memorial statues say "Gone but not forgotten". Mr. Lancer's just says "Gone".
** Considering HE is the one to actually cause the BadFuture, this isn't so surprising.
* On ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', when Peter gets word that his father Francis has died, Lois and Brian step outside...[[FunnyBackgroundEvent and can be seen through the window dancing with joy on the front lawn.]] The celebration ends when Brian grabs Lois's chest and she slaps him.
** In a cutaway scene with Peter as a knight who slayed a dragon, upon announcing to a village of people it had enslaved they were free, they immediately came out of hiding and celebrated while festive bells rang.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** The family is driving to the funeral of one of Marge's relatives. Naturally, the family treats the situation with great dignity and tact.
--->'''Homer:''' Ding dong, the witch is dead!\\
'''Kids:''' Which old witch?\\
'''Homer:''' The wicked witch!
** Also, Patty and Selma's reaction whenever Homer is believed to be dead--to the point where they've already ordered a tombstone for him and use it as their tea-table. It reads "We are richer for having lost him."
** When everyone believed Mr. Burns had been killed by some falling rocks, Kent Brockman publicly thanked them for it. Homer, Lenny and Carl even planned to dance on his grave.
** Again with Mr. Burns, when he disappeared and was believed dead, so many people decided to spit on his grave it became a pool of spit. Among them was [[UpToEleven a nun and a buddhist]], specifically Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama.
** During the funeral for Homer's mother, Abe commented that he'd imagined himself dancing on it but no longer had the mood. (He was wearing tap shoes during the funeral.)
** In the Season 8 episode "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show," the introduction of the character [[ThePoochie Poochie]] (a dog "with an attitude") as an attempt to regain falling viewership is universally panned, save for Homer (who coincidentally is Poochie's voice). The Poochie character is such a spectacular failure that the production company is forced to immediately abandon the character and hastily write him out before his second cartoon. When that cartoon airs--another voiceover artist inserts the line "I have to go, my planet needs me" into a poorly edited cartoon--Krusty the Clown (on whose show the "Itchy & Scratchy" cartoons air) gleefully announces that Poochie died on his way home, to which the audience ''wildly cheers''. (Incidentally, the edits are made after Homer deliberately goes against the script, instead improvising a plea for the character's reprieve.)
** Also when Burns had amnesia and he his mind was reduced to an infantile state, the people of Springfield decide to use Burns as their personal plaything.
** In "Who Shot Mr. Burns Part 2", when Burns' sun-blocker is torn down, it slides down the mountain.
-->'''Krusty:''' Um, what town did we just crush?
-->'''Skinner:''' Shelbyville.
-->'''People:''' Hooray!
** In [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E11HomersTripleBypass "Homer's Triple Bypass"]], Merry Widow Insurance Company has a neon sign featuring a widow happily dancing on her husband's grave while holding money.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs''
** In the episode "For the Love of Gargamel", Gargamel and Azrael get [[TakenForGranite turned to stone]] by [[HoistByHisOwnPetard the very potion]] the evil wizard intended to use on the Smurfs. The Smurfs take advantage of Gargamel's demise by having a celebration. Papa Smurf, believing that [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim they would be no better than Gargamel for leaving him and his cat in such a frozen state]], does not join in the celebration, but rather has the Smurfs [[SaveTheVillain gather ingredients for a potion to unfreeze Gargamel and Azrael]]. Of course, [[UngratefulBastard Gargamel still rants and raves about getting even with the Smurfs]] after he and his cat are de-petrified.
** In the Season 2 intro, the Smurfs do a merry circle dance around a staked-down Gargamel and Azrael.
** In the season 7 episode "Gargamel's New Job", the wizard decided to move away, seemingly for good. The Smurfs were, naturally, overjoyed when they found his empty house, and were able to make up a new song on the spot:[[note]]Sadly, to stop a worse villain, [[LesserOfTwoEvils they had to make sure he came back]].[[/note]]
-->''Farewell to Gargamel, Gargamel is gone!''
-->''Oh what a happy day to sing our smurfy song!''
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', when Gillecomgain informs Duncan that Findlaech is dead, Duncan is extremely pleased, calling this "cause for celebration." Of course, Duncan ordered his assassination in the first place.
* In Season 3 of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', when Zaheer murders the Earth Queen, it seems that all of her citizens celebrate and no one mourns her untimely death...except for Mako and Bolin's grandma and the Queen's great niece, more because of the brutal nature of her death. The rest of the world was afraid of the implications this has for their home nations.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', Jack ''finally'' manages to return to the past and destroy [[BigBad Aku]] once and for all. All his allies and mentors from across the world sail all the way to Japan to celebrate his demise, and even Aku's own daughter Ashi is happy to see the monster meet his end...until she realizes with him dead thousands of years before she was born, she never existed.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' Bitch Pudding special, the rest of Pastryville hold a "Bitch Pudding Is Dead Festival" after they bribe their mailman into dropping Bitch Pudding into a volcano. Unfortunately for them, he missed and Bitch Pudding was alive. [[spoiler:She shoots the entire town with a machine gun.]]