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Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking
aka: Murder Arson And Jaywalking
When listing three or more things, the comedy rule is to not finish strong, but to list some strong examples followed by a very weak example, for the funny. Also, stick to the Rule of Three as closely as possible.

See also: List of Transgressions, Arson Murder And Life Saving, Felony Misdemeanor, Good News, Bad News, Odd Name Out, The Triple. Compare Poke the Poodle, All Crimes Are Equal, Jaywalking Will Ruin Your Life, when the minor crime carries significant consequences. The inverse is Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick, where a list of seemingly mundane things ends with something much darker. Clue, Evidence, and a Smoking Gun is a related inverse that deals with deductions rather than listing things.


Examples:


Apple of DiscordThis Trope Name References ItselfAttack! Attack... Retreat! Retreat!
Armor-Piercing QuestionDialogueAsk a Stupid Question...
Arranged MarriageOlder Than FeudalismAscended Fanfic
Armor-Piercing SlapComedy TropesAshes to Crashes
Applied PhlebotinumJustForFun/Tropes of LegendAuthor Appeal
World War IIOverdosed TropesMind Screw
And Some Other StuffThe Last of These Is Not Like the OthersArson, Murder, and Admiration
Army of LawyersImageSource/PhotographyAsian Airhead
And That's TerriblePothole MagnetAwesome Music

alternative title(s): Ending Weakly; Murder Arson And Jaywalking
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