"Dramedy" is a [[https://www.google.com/search?q=neologism+definition&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1 neologism]] formed from a combination of the words {{Drama}} and {{Comedy}} to describe a genre of film and television, such as ''Series/{{MASH}}'', blurring genre lines to combine comedy and drama elements in a consistent fashion. Though this has become popular in recent times, one of the first times the two genres were ever combined was in the Creator/CharlieChaplin film ''Film/TheKid'', making this OlderThanTheyThink.

Dramedies sometimes make use of MagicRealism. Due to its nature, the genre is especially vulnerable to MoodWhiplash.

Note that a dramedy is not just "drama with some comedic elements". Elements of comic relief (bumbling sidekicks, absurd complications, snappy dialogue or pithy one-liners) can appear in all but the very darkest dramas. Even classic tragedies like ''Theater/{{Hamlet}}'' have it. A dramedy must still be comedic in nature, even if it has a serious plotline. Because of this, expect to see them get lumped in with the sitcoms come award season (this can actually serve as a litmus test for if a show is dramedy or straight drama -- can you imagine it being nominated in the same award category as a sitcom?)

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!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Anime/{{Air}}''
* ''Anime/BDamanCrossfire''
* ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}''
* ''LightNovel/DateALive''
* ''Manga/DiamondNoAce''
* ''{{Digimon}}'' (at least the dub, though even the original has its moments of humor.)
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' - The specials can be quite dramatic, in particular, the Bardock special and especially the Trunks special.
* ''Anime/ElCazadorDeLaBruja''
* ''Manga/FairyTail''
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket''
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' - Either anime version will qualify as well as the manga.
* ''Anime/{{Hamatora}}''
* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler''
* ''Manga/KotouraSan''
* ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke''
* ''{{Mahoromatic}}''
* ''Manga/MaisonIkkoku'': Widely considered to be the UrExample in anime, especially given the directorial style of the anime.
* ''MonColleKnights''
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
* ''Anime/NobunagaTheFool''
* ''Manga/OnePiece''
* ''Anime/SailorMoon''
* ''Anime/SamuraiFlamenco''
* ''Anime/SonicX''
* ''Anime/SoulEater''
* ''Anime/SpaceDandy''
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''
* ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}''
* ''Anime/{{Trigun}}''
* ''Manga/YamadaKunAndTheSevenWitches'' - it's mostly a comedy, but has a continuous plot thread, some bitter and troubled characters, the [[CrowningMomentOfFunny whole]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome gamut]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming of]] [[TearJerker emotions]], especially in Rika's arc.
* ''Manga/YowamushiPedal''
* ''Anime/YuGiOh''
** ''Anime/YuGiOhGX''
** ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds''
** ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL''
** ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV''
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye''
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[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* ''FanFic/RanmaClub'' - much comedy due to the Ranma side, coupled with drama from the Winx Club side. Chaos in both realms.
* ''FanFic/TheShoeboxProject'', a rare fanfiction example.
* ''Fanfic/TokyoLittleShop'' - Much like [[Film/LittleShopOfHorrors the source material]], it starts out funny and gets struck with CerebusSyndrome near the end.
* ''Fanfic/TheVinylScratchTapes'' - Primarily a comedy, but with plenty of sad and/or dramatic scenes.
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[[folder:Films - Animated]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' - Specifically, the original movie. While it had downright heart-wrenching moments, there were some funny moments in between.
* ''Disney/BrotherBear''
* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' - There is plenty of powerful drama in this franchise, contrary to what the [[NeverTrustATrailer trailers would have you believe.]]
* ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''
* ''Disney/OliverAndCompany''
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[[folder:Films - Live-Action]]
* ''Film/ThirteenGoingOnThirty''
* ''Film/FiveHundredDaysOfSummer''
* ''Film/{{Adventureland}}''
* ''Film/AfternoonDelight''
* ''Film/AlmostFamous''
* ''Film/AmericanBeauty'' - Either this trope or BlackComedy.
* ''Film/TheApartment''
* ''Film/TheBarbarianInvasions''
* ''Film/{{Click}}''
* ''Film/{{Defendor}}''
* ''Film/DefinitelyMaybe''
* ''Film/TheDilemma''
* ''Film/{{Dust}}''
* ''Film/{{Elizabethtown}}''
* ''Film/ForgettingSarahMarshall''
* ''Film/FrancesHa''
* ''Film/GoodByeLenin''
* ''Film/{{Happythankyoumoreplease}}''
* ''Film/HidingOut''
* ''Film/HowToBe''
* ''Film/ILoveYouPhillipMorris''
* ''Film/JeffWhoLivesAtHome'' chiefly a drama film with occasional warm moments, but made hysterical by the antics of the two brothers
* ''Film/KickAss''
* ''Film/TheKid'' - One of the first times the two genres were ever blended, at least on film.
* ''Film/KnockedUp''
* ''Film/KnockinOnHeavensDoor''
* ''Film/LemonadeMouth''
* ''Film/LiberalArts''
* ''Film/LifeOfTheParty''
* ''Film/LittleMissSunshine''
* ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'' - For nearly an hour, there is a good bit of comedy, but it becomes and stays mostly dramatic afterwards.
* ''Film/MoscowDoesNotBelieveInTears''
* ''{{Film/Parenthood}}''
* ''Film/PrideAndPrejudice''
* ''Film/TheRoyalTenenbaums''
* ''Film/RubySparks''
* ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead''
* ''Film/SilverLiningsPlaybook''
* ''{{Film/Stoker}}''
* ''Film/{{Super}}''
* ''Film/ThreeIdiots''
* ''Film/TheTrumanShow''
* ''Film/{{Waitress}}''
* ''Film/WithHonors''
* ''Film/TheWorldsEnd''
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/CiaphasCain''. For starters, the title character is as far from a stereotypical ''40k'' commissar as it is possible to get, and the series pokes fun at many tropes of the ''40k'' universe and MilitaryScienceFiction in general. However, it also plays a number of over-the-top adventure tropes completely straight and is one of the few ''40k'' series to portray the Orks as a serious and terrifying threat instead of comic relief.
* ''Literature/HalfwayAcrossTheGalaxyAndTurnLeft''
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', being a GenreBusting series, has this as an overall tone. TheMovie slams it '''''hard''''' towards the "drama" end of the spectrum.
* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}''
* The ''ComicBook/XWingSeries'' novels during Creator/AaronAllston's run, which focuses on Wraith Squadron, a group of commandos and pilots who are also MildlyMilitary {{Bunny Ears Lawyer}}s prone to wacky hijinks and CrazyEnoughToWork plans at the drop of a hat.
* ''Literature/PaddyClarkeHaHaHa'' is a ComingOfAge dramedy about a boy growing up, following his childish antics with his friends, while at the same time telling the story of his parents crumbling marriage and how he is slowly loosing his childhood at only age ten.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Adderly}}''
* ''Series/AllyMcBeal''
* ''Series/AquiNoHayQuienViva''
* ''Series/AufWiedersehenPet''
* ''Series/{{Babylon}}''
* ''Series/BetterCallSaul''
* ''Series/TheBigC''
* ''Series/{{Bones}}'' -- started as straight PoliceProcedural, but is definitely a dramedy now.
* ''Series/BostonLegal''
* ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld''
* ''Series/BreakingBad''
** ''Series/BetterCallSaul''
* ''Series/{{Bunheads}}''
* ''Series/BurnNotice''
* ''Film/BurnNoticeTheFallOfSamAxe'' - a telemovie spinoff
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}''
* ''Series/{{Community}}''
* ''Series/{{Crownies}}''
* ''Series/DeadLast''
* ''Series/DeadLikeMe''
* ''Series/DesperateHousewives''
* ''Series/DocMartin''
* ''Series/DoctorWho''. Especially the 2005 reboot.
* ''Series/DoogieHowserMD''
* ''Series/DueSouth''
* ''Series/{{Ed}}''
* ''Series/EightIsEnough''
* ''Series/{{Elementary}}''
* ''Series/EliStone''
* ''Series/FamilyTies'' -- Some episodes, the VerySpecialEpisode[=s=] in particular, can be so painfully serious at times. Notably, the 2-parter from 1987 about Alex P. Keaton reflecting on his past to a psychiatrist while mourning the death of his friend Greg, which still keeps some of the comedic tone.
* ''Series/FairlyLegal''
* ''Series/TheFinder''
* ''Series/FranksPlace''
* ''Series/FranklinAndBash''
* ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks''
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'', later on, initially it was straight comedy.
* ''Series/FullHouse''
* ''Series/{{GCB}}''
* ''Series/GavinAndStacey''
* ''Series/GilmoreGirls''
* ''Series/{{Girls}}''
* ''Series/{{Glee}}''
* ''Series/{{Greek}}''
* ''Series/{{Hellcats}}''
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''
* ''Series/JaneTheVirgin''
* ''Series/KaboulKitchen''
* ''Series/LALaw''
* ''Series/LaQueSeAvecina''
* ''Series/{{Leverage}}''
* ''Series/{{Lilyhammer}}''
* ''Series/{{Lovejoy}}''
* ''Series/LoveMonkey''
* ''Series/{{Louie}}''
* ''Series/{{MASH}}'' -- believed by its actors and writers to be the first televised dramedy.
** ''Series/AfterMASH''
* ''Series/MenOfACertainAge''
* ''Series/{{Metrosexuality}}''
* ''Series/{{Minder}}''
* ''Series/{{Misfits}}''
* ''Series/{{Monk}}''
* ''{{Series/Moonlighting}}''
* ''Series/MrBrain''
* ''Series/TheNewsroom''
* ''Series/NorthernExposure''
* ''Series/NurseJackie''
* ''Series/TheOffice'' - Both the UK and US shows.
* ''Series/{{Parenthood}}''
* ''Series/PicketFences''
* ''Series/{{Popular}}''
* ''Series/{{Psych}}''
* ''Series/PushingDaisies''
* ''Series/RedDwarf'' - during Season 7.
** Back to Earth counts as well. ''[[TearJerker Especially]]'' [[NightmareFuel Part 3.]]
* ''Series/RemingtonSteele''
* ''Series/RescueMe''
* ''Series/RobsonArms''
* ''Series/RoundTheTwist''
* ''Series/RoyalPains''
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''
* ''Series/ShutUpFlowerBoyBand''
* ''Series/SimonAndSimon''
* ''Series/LosSimuladores''
* ''Series/SixFeetUnder''
* ''Series/TheSopranos'' - described as a dramedy when it premiered.
* ''Series/SportsNight'' -and in fact just about anything from Creator/AaronSorkin
* ''Series/Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip''
* ''Series/ThisIsWonderland''
* ''Series/{{Tinsel}}''
* ''Series/{{Transparent}}''
* ''Series/UglyBetty''
* ''Series/UnitedStatesOfTara''
* ''Series/{{Weeds}}''
* ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' - some episodes of Seasons 3 and 4.
* ''Series/TheWonderYears''
* ''Series/{{Wonderfalls}}''
* ''Series/TheWrongMans''
* ''Series/{{Youngers}}''
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors''
* ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'' - Possibly the oldest, well-known example.
* ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' - As you can see, Shakespeare was good at this
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/AceAttorney''
* ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter''
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''
* ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'' - There's a reason why the tag line is "No crying until the end."
* ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank''
* The ''Franchise/TalesSeries'', especially ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'' and [[VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2 its sequel]].
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl''
* ''Webcomic/CaribbeanBlue''
* ''Webcomic/TheDreamer''
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive''
* ''Webcomic/LasLindas''
* ''Webcomic/{{Rain}}''
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee''. ''SuburbanKnights'' too, but in a more MoodWhiplash-y sense.
* ''WebVideo/DemoReel''. After the NonIndicativeFirstEpisode.
* ''WebVideo/DrHorriblesSingAlongBlog''
* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'' - Every now and then.
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' - from Season 6 onward.
* ''Machinima/YogscastMinecraftSeries''- specifically ''Shadow of Israphel''.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TwelveOunceMouse''
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' (at least [[CerebusSyndrome from the second season's finale onwards]])
* ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger''
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' and it's sequel series ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' and all of the spin-off series, including ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'', ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'', and ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' - although a comedy at its core like ''The Simpsons'', there were some serious episodes such as "Brian Wallows and Peter's Swallows", "And Then There Were Fewer", etc.
* ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex''
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''
* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''- Episodes like "Pigeon Man", "Arnold's Christmas", and The Journal" are very present within the show and definitely qualify
* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''
* ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' - This show starts out as a dark comedy, but towards the end of the second season, the majority of the episodes became more dark and dramatic as the show went on, having little to no elements of comedy in most of the episodes, turning the show into a Dramedy.
* ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill''
* ''WesternAnimation/OutThere'' Is a coming-of-age comedy-drama that focuses on two best friends and the conflicts they face as newcomers in High School. Several dramatic elements are presented in the plot for most episodes, as well as comedic relief and humor mixed in between.
* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' - In similar vein to Adventure Time, this show has become a bit more dramatic since the end of season two, which had more than several episodes being given near-total seriousness, focusing more on the development of character relationships instead of using humor.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' - Yes, believe it or not, several episodes focused on Homer's mother are quite serious.
** Earlier seasons in particular were a lot more story-driven and realistic (or at least as realistic as the Simpsons can be), and the show has always treated the relationships and experiences of the characters seriously just as many times as they treat them humorously.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' makes outstanding use of MoodWhiplash in many of its' episodes, especially in "Cat Fingers" and "So Many Birthdays".
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' - has the drama of a DC series, balanced out with {{Animesque}} humor for good measure.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' - [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin It's right in the name]].
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