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->"''This guy has walked out of a venue and collapsed in the middle of a public bar. His best mate who's the only doctor in the building has been picked up and carried away by security. His girlfriend has stepped over his prone body to ask me for an autograph. And now [[Creator/NancyCartwright Bart Simpson]] is telling him to come away from the light! THAT IS SURREAL!''"
-->-- '''[[Series/AdamHillsInGordonStreetTonight Adam Hills]]''' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhXGxNgv6Iw on what is and is not surreal]]

Something that's so bizarre and inexplicable that it's funny. This is a strange version of CrossingTheLineTwice: It takes talent [[GiftedlyBad (or luck)]] to make something so {{mind screw}}y and WTF-inducing that it makes you laugh.

Almost every comedy in history has used this at least a few times. It's usually mixed in with other ComedyTropes, and an undercurrent of it can be felt throughout many shows. However, some take it above and beyond any sense of normalcy.

There are several genres dedicated to this trope. It's the main selling point of GagSeries, surreal comedy and DadaComics, and a main feature of PostModern comedy. This type of humor has exploded in all forms with the rise of the internet; many meme[=s=] take this form.

This trope often overlaps with SoBadItsGood, especially when a work falls into this by accident. It is also a very common source of WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs. One way to create Surreal Humor is with {{Bathos}}.

SuperTrope to DadaComics, GagSeries, and WordSaladHumor.

Compare WidgetSeries and SoBadItsGood. Contrast SurrealHorror.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHpWoAmVQm8 This commercial]] for an online shoe shop called Zalando. It starts off pretty normal, with a frightened guy saying you shouldn't let your wife / girlfriend / sister discover the online shop because she will buy excessive amounts of shoes. The commercial ends with a delivery man ringing the door bell. A woman who bought the shoes screams in excitement, the frightened guy screams in fearů and the delivery man screams for no reason with a bored facial expression.

* Anonymous cartoonist [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_(Simpsons_artist) Chris (Simpsons artist)]] has built an entire career on drawing the most unabashedly nonsensical cartoons that the human mind can produce, all while commenting on them with [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} bizarre stream-of-consciousness asides to his audience]]. Everything about his work, from his [[StylisticSuck inept attempts at drawing human figures]] to his [[SpoofAesop clueless self-help advice]], contributes to its general surrealism. Case in point: he still insists on being credited as "Chris ([[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]] artist)", and his [[https://www.facebook.com/TheSimpsonsArt/ official Facebook page]] is still called "Simpsons pictures that I gone and done"...even though he stopped drawing characters from ''The Simpsons'' around 2011.
* Surrealist painter Creator/ReneMagritte (he of "this is not a pipe" fame) is often considered the TropeMaker.

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* This is practically the calling card of Creator/HiroyukiImaishi (''Anime/DeadLeaves'', ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'', and ''WebAnimation/InfernoCop''.)
* ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo'' is the very essence of this trope: A man who can communicate with all body hair sets out on a quest to stop the bald overlord from "bald-ifying" everyone on the planet. Bo-bobo fights many bizarre enemies along the way, mostly by confusing the ever-loving hell out of them (and, in the process, the audience.)
* ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' and ''Anime/PuniPuniPoemi''. Come to think of it, Creator/ShinichiWatanabe's hair probably counts too, in some way.
* ''Manga/{{Papuwa}}'' covers the adventures of a soldier who is stranded on an island with all sorts of bizarre creatures and people, including the eponymous island-boy Papuwa.
* ''Anime/HareGuu'': A boy living in a jungle village with his dippy, drunken single mom finds his life turned upside-down by a mysterious girl with crazy powers who seems to have devoted her life to tormenting him.
* ''Anime/MagicalShoppingArcadeAbenobashi'': A freak thaumaturgical incident leads to two kids from Osaka being pulled into a series of AlternateUniverse[=s=] that parody one genre after another ([[EasternRPG Japanese role-playing games]], kung-fu movies, etc.) It [[CerebusSyndrome gets a bit more poignant]] in later episodes, though.
* ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool'': A parody of Japanese high-school "delinquent dramas" involving the everyday lives of a band of wannabe tough-guys. The main character's school mates include a robot, a gorilla, and a Freddie Mercury look-alike named Freddie, who may or may not actually be him.
* ''Anime/SuperMilkChan'' chronicles the adventures of a smart-mouthed pre-school "superhero" named Milk-Chan, who is called upon frequently by the President of Everything to fight crime, but usually just messes around with her friends.
* ''Anime/PaniPoniDash'': A moody child genius whose best friend is a depressed talking rabbit becomes a high-school teacher to a class of eccentrics and misfits while secretly being observed by aliens. And let's not even get started on the class representative, [[InexplicablyAwesome Ichijou]]...
* ''Manga/{{Nichijou}}'' is a sketch comedy about a mostly-ordinary high school class... Except one of the students is a robot girl with a wind-up key sticking out of her back, and another keeps producing guns from nowhere. Even the seemingly-ordinary characters in this show tend to [[MundaneMadeAwesome wildly overreact to things]].
* ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' is a coming-of-age story that combines guitars, an alien invasion, gratuitous sexual symbolism, and robots coming out of a pre-teen boy's head.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'' loves this. Most characters and locations have at least one bizarre quirk for the sole purpose of having the more serious ones react to them with bafflement.
* ''Manga/PopTeamEpic'' relies on this quite a bit. [[http://sirlorence.tumblr.com/post/126554912934/everytime-i-think-bkub-reached-max-weird-i-find-a One example]], plainly described: Pipimi prepares to sing "Goddamn Bitch in Cat Tights" before being interrupted by her companion Popuko eating a lemon and grimacing, causing her to adopt the same facial expression in response.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* There once was a [[ComicBook/DisneyMouseAndDuckComics Disney Comics]] series ''WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} as [insert historical person here]'' (from [[UsefulNotes/{{Italy}}, I think). Mainly it was the life story of a famous man, retold as TheThemeParkVersion, with Goofy as Creator/LeonardoDaVinci / Creator/MarcoPolo / Casanova / whomever, Disney/MickeyMouse as his sidekick, WesternAnimation/{{Pete}} as an antagonistic character and occasionally other Creator/{{Disney}} characters too. But in-between, this series often brought sheer absurd gags which weren't commented or lampshaded: A royal guard driving a unicycle, a woman wearing a fried egg on her hat, a spaghetti salesman making his noodles dance, just like a snake charmer... Lots of it.
* ''ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}'' comics. The fact that he constantly [[BreakingTheFourthWall breaks the fourth wall]] and [[MediumAwareness seems to be fully aware that he's a comic book character]] is only the tip of the iceberg.
* Seen in a lot of Paul Kirchner's original work:
** ''Dope Rider'', which appeared in the pages of the counterculture magazine "High Times" from 1975 to 1986, spins the wild misadventures of a skeletal cowboy drug-dealer, combining an assortment of Wild West tropes with dream-like imagery and FauxlosophicNarration. The main character would frequently be killed in action, only to [[UnexplainedRecovery return to life the next issue]].
** ''[[http://imgur.com/a/nu4AB The Bus]]'' was a monthly comic published in ''Heavy Metal'' magazine, in which various bizarre things happen involving buses (and a reoccurring bald man frequently getting on, off, or waiting for said buses).

* ''Film/CabinFever'''s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK2rc4NbKco infamous "pancakes" scene]] combines this with a dash of SoBadItsGood. That kid actually comes back later in the film when seen by the main character who is dying in a hospital. The kid is with a man in a bunny costume who is holding a plate full of... PANCAKES. And he has syrup in the other hand! According to the end credits, the bunnyman is played by "We'll Never Tell."
* Some Creator/LuisBunuel films like ''Film/TheDiscreetCharmOfTheBourgeoisie'' and ''Film/ThePhantomOfLiberty'' offer examples of this.
** As does ''Film/UnChienAndalou'' by Buñuel and Creator/SalvadorDali, although it might also serve as NightmareFuel or NauseaFuel for some people.
* Creator/FedericoFellini's ''Film/CityOfWomen'' has plenty surreal comedy situations during the whole film.
* ''Film/ForbiddenZone'' has this in spades, unsurprising given that one of its major influences was old [[Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer Fleischer]] cartoons.
* ''Film/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas'' qualifies, as does ''Film/{{Brazil}}'', both directed by Creator/TerryGilliam.
* ''Film/StrangerThanFiction'' is a surreal comedy about a man who discovers his life is being written by a struggling writer... Who is planning to kill him off.
* ''Film/HotRod'' has this all over the place, being written by Music/TheLonelyIsland (more on them below.)
* ''Film/OLuckyMan''
* Creator/KarelZeman's work doesn't just blur the line between fantasy and surrealism; it completely erases the line, then washes out any remaining traces of it, then waltzes all over and around where the line used to be.
* 1928 silent comedy ''Film/ThereItIs'' is kind of like a slapstick version of ''Film/UnChienAndalou''. A chicken appears out of a cracked egg. Pants dance by themselves. Scotland Yard is a yard, in Scotland. The Scotland Yard detective protagonist has as his partner a fly, who lives in a matchbox and has his own tiny magnifying glass for finding clues. The detective goes to sleep in a bed and wakes up suspended in air over a bathtub. A painting of a ship at sea comes to life and douses the detective with seawater.

* A popular LightbulbJoke is:
-->Q: How many surrealists does it take to change a light bulb?
-->A: Fish.
** Of course you could put in your own surreal item. A longer punchline to the same joke is:
-->Q: How many surrealists does it take to change a light bulb?
-->A: Three. One to hold the giraffe and the other two to fill the bathtub with brightly colored power tools.
** Or forget the lightbulb:
-->Q: How many surrealists can you fit in a dishwasher?
-->A: None, doghouses don't fly. (Duh.)
** Or a non-surrealist related one:
-->Q: How many ducks does it take to change a lightbulb?
-->A: The defense rests.
* [[TuringTest Are you a human being]] or did you just make a bunch of UsefulNotes/{{Dada}} jokes?
** No soap, radio!

* Creator/JohnHodgman's ''Literature/CompleteWorldKnowledge'' series has this in spades, though it manages to remain intellectual throughout. In fact, most of the humor comes the juxtaposition of incredibly bizarre happenings with an [[TheComicallySerious utterly deadpan presentation]]. ''Literature/TheAreasOfMyExpertise'' alone includes LittleKnownFacts about the 50 United States (including the existence of a secret 51st state that's home to the legendary Thunderbird), a time-table for [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent different kinds of werewolves]], the claim that [[PlanetOfSteves all ringtail cats are named John McCain]], and the secret history of hobos.
* Creator/HenrikDrescher's children's book ''Literature/{{Klutz}}'' is filled to the brim with this brand of humor, especially concerning the family's clumsiness being caused by their over-sized black boots.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' the "Numberwang" sketches rely on this. A game show that [[{{Calvinball}} adheres to no comprehensible rules]], but which appears to mostly consist of saying random numbers. And everything not related to the game itself is equally bizarre.
-->'''Host:'' Joining me tonight are Julie, who's from Yorkshire, and Simon, who's from a factory and made of a special metal. So, Julie, ever killed a man?\\
'''Julie:''' No.\\
'''Host:''' Simon?\\
'''Simon:''' ''Yes''.\\
'''Host:''' Great! Let's play [[{{Spinoff}} Wordwang!]]
* This is par for the course on ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''. Their "Science Fiction Sketch" is about a race of blancmanges from the Andromeda Galaxy who come to Earth and turn nearly everybody in [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} England]] into [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Scotsmen]] so they can become UsefulNotes/{{tennis}} champions, and are only thwarted by [[spoiler:being eaten by [[ChekhovsGunman a seemingly-insignificant couple introduced near the start of the episode who turned out to also be aliens]]]]. There's also the RunningGag of [[DropTheCow ending sketches by having a knight come out and hit people on the head with a rubber chicken]].
* ''Series/TheTomGreenShow'' combines this with GrossoutShow. If you pumped Creator/AndyKaufman full of meth and let him and a cameraman loose into the streets, you might wind up with something as grotesque as Tom Green's style of comedy.
* ''Series/GreenWing'' has moments like this most notably when Sue White manually takes Mac's sperm whilst he's in a coma so [[StalkerWithATestTube she can have his baby]] and gives birth to [[spoiler:a baby lion]]. Most of the other scenes involving Sue White are also surreal.
** There is an episode where doctors create a human pyramid at different windows throughout the episode to show a picture of UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}' face to confuse everybody.
* ''Series/TimAndEricAwesomeShowGreatJob'' is made entirely of this trope. On that note, ''anything'' by Creator/TimAndEric counts.
* ''Series/ThisIsJinsy'' seems to be another one.
* ''Series/{{iCarly}}'' falls into this at times, such as that one instance where Spencer somehow managed to play the drums so hard that one of the cymbals burst into flame.
-->'''Spencer''': ''[[LampshadeHanging How did that even happen?!]]''
* ''Series/{{Danger 5}}'' has a bit of this. For one thing, the team, upon returning to base, receive a dressing-down from their boss, who happens to have an eagle's head. They later get attacked by Nazi apes, and stumble across a rock band in tropical Antarctica composed of hipster Neanderthals.
* ''Series/TheMightyBoosh''. Creator/NoelFielding gave the probably most accurate definition of the series: "If Dali made a show, hopefully it would look like this."
* ''Series/TwinPeaks''. Surreal, absurd, soapy, highly-original mystery show peppered with frequent, off-beat comedy.
* The ''Series/TenaciousD'' series. Maybe not Tim and Eric levels of twisted, but definitely weird, with an odd, ironic take on the life of rock musicians.
* A standard feature of ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie''. Most of the sketches are parodies or satirical, but they usually have some little thing that is ''off''. A man delivering a dull monologue is eating his cornflakes with a knife and fork; a modern-day {{Swashbuckler}} accuses a corrupt MP of lining his ''bathroom'' with fine delicacies (and the swordfight is randomly interrupted by a [[VoxPops Vox Pop]]).
* ''Series/{{Community}}'' gradually became this during the first season and then never looked back.
* The entirety of ''Series/TheEricAndreShow'' can be summed up in this trope. The cast actually goes out of their way to make the guests (who are often [[EnforcedMethodActing under the impression that its just another talk show]]) as uncomfortable as possible, such as placing heaters under the seat (and positioning it strategically under a leaking pipe), not running the A/C in the building, going off on random, bizarre tangents with little to no provocation, and sometimes even pulling things on Eric and Hannibal that even ''they'' were not expecting.

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8BWBn26bX0 The video for The Avalanches' Frontier Psychiatrist.]] A geriatric {{hip hop}} group lip-syncs to old movie clips while the lyrics are illustrated by almost everything imaginable? Oh hell yes.
* Some works by The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band ("Doo Dah" was originally "Dada,") who appeared in the pre-[[Creator/MontyPython Python]] show ''Do Not Adjust Your Set'' and were cited by Eric Idle as a major influence on Python's surrealism.
** Founder Bonzo Vivian Stanshall went on to record solo songs and comic monologues which were, if anything, even weirder.
** Another singer/raconteur in similar vein was Scotland's Ivor Cutler.
* Music/FrankZappa, when he isn't being just plain surreal.
* Music/BobDylan has written a lot of songs like this
* Music/{{Radiohead}} released a DVD called "The Most Gigantic Lying Mouth of All Time," which, among other things, features hilariously surreal interviews with the band members.
* When Music/TheLonelyIsland aren't parodying music and hip-hop cliches, they're doing this. Prime examples include "Jack Sparrow", "Punch You In The Jeans", "Meet the Crew", "Space Olympics", and "I Fucked My Aunt". Another common staple of theirs is a premise that starts innocuously but then slowly descends into insanity, as seen in "Like a Boss", "Dreamgirl", and "I Run New York" among others.
* The music videos, tour antics, promotional materials and overall atmosphere generated by Music/MileyCyrus during her promotion of the 2013 album ''Bangerz'' is fueled on this, when it's not the usual RefugeInAudacity or HotterAndSexier. From dancing {{little people|AreSurreal}} and...erm, bottom-heavy twerking dancers, to dancing rainbows, teddy bears and unicorns, to the DerangedAnimation projected onscreen during the ''Bangerz'' Tour, to the surrealism surrounding her "We Can't Stop" video, all convention seems thrown out the window.
* Music/{{Queen}}'s [[https://youtu.be/Od6hY_50Dh0 video]] for "[[SanitySlippageSong I'm Going Slightly Mad]]" straddles the line between this and SurrealHorror.

[[folder:New Media]]
* The entire basis of the WebAnimation/YoutubePoop phenomenon.
* ''WebAnimation/CharlieTheUnicorn'' and any video by [[http://www.filmcow.com/index.html Film Cow]]
** Just to recap on what videos they've done. [[WebAnimation/TheCloak A sentient cloak who fights communism with his disembodied head sidekick Robert Mitchum]], A mad scientist who is in love with a swiffer mop and sends an elephant to hell [[ForScience in the name of science]], [[WebAnimation/LlamasWithHats two hat-wearing llamas who argue about ethics]] [[CrossesTheLineTwice (one of which is a cannibal)]], [[AnimateInanimateObject and a civilization of spatulas at war with evil spoons]] and the closest thing said spatulas have to an afterlife is [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys "new France"]]. [[SerialEscalation And that's just scratching the surface.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDn2Xp5ctQM Marshmallow People]] is about [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin two marshmallow people]]. As if that wasn't weird enough, they ride on a flying otter to go visit triangle man.
*** Marshmallow People 2 is even weirder: it ends with [[spoiler: Triangle Man dying and turning into a tree and both marshmallow people transforming into inaminate marshmallows. And so [[AndZoidberg Triangle Girl]] wins!]]
* WebVideo/FilthyFrank is rife with strange humor, if it doesn't involve anything offensive or [[GrossOutShow gross]].
* The {{Lets Play}}er LetsPlay/{{Raocow}} lives for this trope (and TalkativeLoon). When not being overly frustrated by the [[NintendoHard difficult]] [[PlatformHell levels]] that he plays, his commentary is so [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs bizarre]] that it becomes hilarious.
** Taken to another level by the [[StupidStatementDanceMix remixes]] people have made of his commentary. LetsPlay/{{Raocow}} is surreal; the remixes are so insane they can fully replace hallucinogens.
* Creator/JitteryDragon's videos all fall into this, the exact opposite of WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime sequels it mocks. [[spoiler: The WesternAnimation/DinosaurTrain parody verges on SurrealHorror as well.]]
* The Website/CollegeHumor guys dip into this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wEDz3t3CKA at times.]]
* Most of [[http://meganamram.tumblr.com/ Megan Amram's]] funniest moments.
* LetsPlay/{{cicabeot1}} is another [=LPer=] who often does this.
* ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'' combines this with SurrealHorror. It covers the bizarre and often disturbing news from a ''very'' strange desert town infested with {{ancient conspirac|y}}ies and supernatural weirdness.

* Where to begin with ''Radio/TheGoonShow''? Exploding taxis, a jet-propelled [=NAAFI=], pianos with diplomatic immunity, bent spoons in lieu of money... Creator/MontyPython may be better known, but the Goons got there more than a decade earlier.
* ''Radio/TheBurkissWay'' could get very strange at times. One sketch involves an office worker who is employed as a token Desmond Dekker and the Aces for contractual reasons, despite being an amoeba and annoying the other workers by constantly reproducing asexually by mitosis during office hours. And he can't even get the song right.

[[folder:Stand-Up Comedy]]
* Swedish comedian Henrik Elmér is all about this.
* Stand up "tragidian" Brother Theodore built his career around bizarre and morbid routines.

* The sheer absurdity of some of the situations that transpire in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' can veer into this. [[LudicrousGibs Given the nature]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath of the combat system]] [[OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank in the game,]] BloodyHilarious and BlackComedy tend to come into play frequently as well. We also have random instances of MundaneMadeAwesome on occasion, e.g. "The metalsmith has been stung by a honeybee!"
* ''robotfindskitten'', while allegedly being "zen", is arguably all about the bizarre, meta-referencing "non-kitten objects" you can find. Some are just plain Pythonesque. Samples include: "A livery stable! Get your livery!", "It's the horizon. Now THAT's weird.", and "Look, it's Fanny the Irishman!".
* [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Between adopting sirloin steaks and discussing marijuana usage with Dracula]], the humor in ''VideoGame/SpaceFuneral'' tends to get pretty weird.
* ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'', in a very cynical manner of speaking. Your opponents in the first game alone include a mad scientist with an earthquake machine operated by a BrainInAJar who [[spoiler: gets taken out by your rival [[CutSceneBoss in the middle of a cut-scene]]]], an old bag lady whose shopping cart turns into a WaveMotionGun, and [[PsychopathicManChild a creepy woman-child]] who attacks with sports equipment and an army of gimps.
* ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim'' was a game that opened with you launching a cow out of catapult, so it was never the most sane of games in the first place. ''Earthworm Jim 2'' was even more bizarre: Suddenly transforming into a flying blind cave salamander that flies through the game's WombLevel, inflating your head like a balloon while a demonic cat shoots darts at you, and an entire level made out of meat are just the icing on the cake.
* ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' thrives on this trope thanks to the theme of entering the minds of the mentally unstable leading to some pretty surreal scenarios, like travelling an Escher-esque suburban neighborhood infested with thinly-disguised secret agents.
* ''VideoGame/BarkleyShutUpAndJamGaiden'' is a gleefully bizarre soup of basketball and JRPG references, lashed together with plenty of this. The underground UsefulNotes/FurryFandom colony and the fact that ''Film/SpaceJam'' is a canonical part of the absurd world's past is just the tip of the iceberg.
* ''VideoGame/PonyIsland'': Much of the game's humor comes from the idea of Hell as a video game...programmed by Lucifer, who is quite possibly the most incompetent game designer in existence.
* ''Potato Thriller'' is a bizarre horror-adventure game with [[StylisticSuck deliberately half-assed graphics]] and a nonsensical plot. It involves a bounty hunter named Quindalin and his partner Dexter trying to track down the Potato Man, a Mr-Potato-Head-esque figure who kills people by deep-frying them alive.

* ''Webcomic/BloodyUrban'' is an example of supernatural meets surreal, from [[EldritchAbomination eldritch abominations]] acting as therapists and IT guys, to giant amoebas charging their iPods on the ceiling.
* ''Webcomic/MrSquare'' Stars a limbless and depressed "square on a stick" and a talking sheep. They once made [[http://revfitz.com/comic/issue380/ Gutter Muppet Glitter Cakes]].
* ''ComicStrip/ThePerryBibleFellowship'' is like an R-rated version of ''The Far Side'', often juxtaposing [[SugarBowl whimsical settings]] with BlackComedy and adult situations, like [[http://pbfcomics.com/129 a war between]] [[AnthropomorphicFood candy-people and chocolate people]] where "Colonel Sweeto" turns out to be a double agent (a peanut M&M).
* ''Webcomic/TheBirdFeeder'' has a character called Exotic, who is an exotic bird of indeterminate species, who claims to be from an unknown island off the coast of Brazil called Combrobway. Generally, any strip involving Exotic or any of its strange stories of its homeland is fairly surreal.

[[folder:Web Originals]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xynvrod0P6k Banjo Gyro!]] It's about fast food employees trying to get rid of a demon in their restaurant
* The ''WebAnimation/AlfredsPlayhouse'' videos have quite a bit of this, including singing about Alfred's sexual abuse and his escape from it into fantasy to the tune of the Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse theme song, Dictator Alfred is friends with cheerful imagined versions of Hitler and Stalin, and Alfred cross-dresses from time to time.
* Many videos made with ''VideoGame/GarrysMod'' or Source Filmmaker likes to have this a lot. Best examples are [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVcWgJXL-ww this]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVrrt-nvDnQ this]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRVgYHvWdm0 this]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzMq5_thk4o this]].
* ''[[http://kansattica.livejournal.com Awesome in Kansattica]]'' is like this sometimes.
* ''[[http://www.somethingawful.com/series/57.php Lauren's Cartoons]]'' fall very nicely into this category; it helps that the writer (and narrator) is ''five''.
* WebVideo/SadPandaQAndA, although anything he does tends to be as strange as a Wiki/TVTropes entry on WebVideo/SadPandaQAndA.
* The fake PreviouslyOn segments on ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'' take this form.
* The [[WebAnimation/{{asdfmovie}} ASDF Movies]] by [[http://www.youtube.com/user/TomSka TomSka]] combine this trope with RapidFireComedy.
"I was being sarcastic."\\
"Well, [[ImpossibleTheft I stole]] your [[TheBlank face!]]"
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH2-TGUlwu4 Nyan Cat]] and a lot of other stuff on Website/YouTube.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/user/TVMaxwell TVMaxwell's]] stuff will almost always leave the viewer wondering what the hell they just watched, and why exactly they enjoyed it.
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' has this kinda stuff all over the place. The email [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail118.html virus]] notably, begins with Strong Bad getting an email comprised of demented code, which mocks him when he tries to delete it, and things get weirder throughout the toon.
-->'''Strong Bad:''' And... the Compy just peed my carpet.
* A lot of [[WebVideo/HitlerRants Downfall parodies]].
* ''WebAnimation/TohoKingdomToons'' frequently lives off this.
-->'''Gabara''': i can't believe Godzilla and Anguirus impregnated us!
-->'''Monster X''': IMPRISONED, not impregnated! Oh, i can't believe they overpowered us.
-->'''Gabara''': they didn't overpower us! they lured us here, with the prospect of Bon-Bons (swallows Bon-Bon) i still think it was worth it.
* Any of the works of Purpleeyeswtf, like ''WebVideo/NonePiece'' and ''WebVideo/CodeMENT''.
* The whole point of ''Webcomic/MountainTime''.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrW4Vd2cP2w THIS]] skit.
* ''WebVideo/OddityArchive''. When your first episode is about the Series/MaxHeadroom [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Headroom_broadcast_signal_intrusion_incident incident]]...
* ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors'', which takes all the weirdness of shows like ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' and raises it UpToEleven. One episode involves the crew being pestered by an Emotion Lord, a crazy old RealityWarper who does things like conjure a swarm of chocolate puppies. Another episode stakes the future of a race of buttless aliens on whether Beth and Chris can patch things up between a pair of energy beings that possess people's backsides and make them swell to enormous size.
* ''Literature/HowToSurviveAZombieApocalypse'' takes this UpToEleven.
* Drag Queen and ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'' contestant Katya Zamolodchikova's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Saq6zLJ1GLE RuFlections]]
* [[https://twitter.com/dril @dril]].
-->tomorrow im going to fill up on bread befoore 10am and get waterboarded by my seven identical uncles
* [[http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/avocado The Fifth Avocado]], a nonsensical Flash cartoon in which an oddly-accented narrator tells rambling stories about spontaneously-combusting baby ducks, monkey tea parties, and the ghosts of fish drowning. Then the whole thing ends with [[spoiler: a parody of the ending of the ''Film/FightClub'' movie]].
-->Once upon a time there was a ducky that drank some Snapple. Suddenly, this little duck-- oh, wait, I forgot to tell you, the duck's name is Jamal.
* ''Website/{{Clickhole}}'''s brand of humor is equal parts this and MundaneMadeAwesome. It manages to parody the bubbly clickbait writing style of ''Buzzfeed'' so effectively that it's all the more hilarious when you take a closer look at its articles and realize how bizarre they really are. Standout examples include: an article about [[http://www.clickhole.com/article/5-child-stars-who-grew-be-acclaimed-novelist-salma-1351 five child stars who grew up to be Salman Rushdie]] (yes, all five of them), an article about [[http://www.clickhole.com/article/we-asked-6-famous-video-game-designers-about-game--2543 great unmade video games]] where we learn that the date of the Apocalypse is written on Franchise/{{Mario}}'s chest, and an article [[http://www.clickhole.com/article/we-asked-22-crab-fishermen-about-most-famous-perso-2396 interviewing crab fishermen about celebrities that they've caught in their nets]].
* A great deal of WebAnimation/{{Animutation}}s fall into this:
** "Lesko's Revenge" has Matthew Lesko and a 3D-rendered Scotsman's head lip-synching to a song about drawing Pokemon. Then Lesko falls down a pit and dies, but eventually returns from the grave and goes around hitting people with a hammer.
** The ''WebAnimation/ColinMochrieVsJesusHChrist'' trilogy spins a wild story of Colin Mochrie being temporarily turned into a Scotsman, training with underpants-wearing space leprechauns to fight in a martial arts tournament, and then getting into an epic showdown with Jesus, who has taken over the world (and is really [[spoiler: Mike Brady]] in disguise).
* ''WebVideo/LasagnaCat'' runs giving this treatment to the ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' comics, often to a ridiculously far-out degree. The second "season" of the series, plays it off a little more darkly, even to the point of frequently dipping into SurrealHorror.
* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/surreal-memes Surreal Memes]] are designed to be as absurd and ironic as possible.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' by its very nature (a rambling, nonsensically-titled show in which the three main characters are animated fast-food items) is built on this trope. Specific examples include the deranged Dr. Weird and his "experiments" that include demanding that his assistant chop off his head so hard that the HighPressureBlood propels his body to Phoenix, and one episode which featured bacteria that infect Master Shake for the purpose of performing bad theater productions in his brain.
** Most Creator/AdultSwim original programs exhibit this in varying degrees, from "wacky" to "WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs".
** The spiritual father of these shows, ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast'' started out as campy parody but especially in the latter half of the series tilted heavily into this camp. Often, Space Ghost seems barely interested in doing his job as a talk show host and if it makes him look bad in the process, Zorak and Moltar are there to help him.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', a show about a teenage boy and his best friend who is also a dog with elasticity powers fighting multiple threats to their kingdom, comprised almost entirely of talking candy, at the behest of a princess made of bubblegum, makes a living off of this kind of humor.
* [[GodOfEvil God]] [[RealityWarper of]] [[OrderVersusChaos Chaos]] [[BewareTheSillyOnes Discord]], from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' of all things, thrives off this trope whenever he's not falling into SurrealHorror instead. Notable moment: he conjures a glass out of thin air, summons a cotton candy cloud raining chocolate milk, and the glass fills... from top to bottom. Then he drinks the glass. Without the milk. He tosses the chocolate milk behind him, and [[StuffBlowingUp it explodes for no fathomable reason]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjD4umwKSLI See for yourself.]]
** Of course, even the God of Disorder himself has nothing on [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Pinkie Pie]], who has this trope down to a science. Among her more notable feats are appearing in multiple places at once during a song, showing up in a mirror without being in the room, sprouting two additional pairs of limbs, walking on thin air, and [[VoluntaryShapeshifting morphing her own face]] [[MythologyGag into that of]] [[TakeThatScrappy a G3 pony]].
%% * ''WesternAnimation/TwelveOunceMouse''.
%% * ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'' especially in it's SecondSeasonDownfall.
* 1981 cartoon short ''WesternAnimation/HomeOnTheRails'' certainly has an odd setting: a husband and wife live in a house that is literally ''on the railroad tracks''. They have to open two doors from time to time to let a train pass through their home. There's also their "cuckoo" clock, which doesn't have a cuckoo but a series of ever-changing little figures--one time the clock shows a man being guillotined, another time a man gets his head punched clean off, another time the clock shows a washerwoman who empties her bucket on the floor of the house.
* ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa'' is about an eccentric, InexplicablyAwesome old man who is "everyone in the world's grandpa and uncle", and who travels the Earth in an RV that's BiggerOnTheInside, getting young people into (and out of) crazy misadventures. Helping him in his quest are his LizardFolk bodyguard Mr. Gus, an egotistical [[AnthropomorphicFood talking pizza slice]] named Pizza Steve, and the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin aptly-named]] Giant Realistic Flying Tiger.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' is about the everyday life of a young boy and his family. Did we mention the boy and his mother are blue anthropomorphic cats, his sister and father are pink rabbits, his brother is a goldfish that spontaneously sprouted legs one day and was adopted by the family, and his love interest is a shapeshifter fairy who was previously hiding under a peanut-like shell with fake limbs?
* One tagline for ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' is "[[NonIndicativeName It's anything but]]," and is that ever an accurate description. The antics of the two slacker main characters tend to involve stuff like accidentally bringing video game villains to life, summoning an EldritchAbomination after tying in rock-paper-scissors too many times in a row, or [[GRatedDrug tripping on]] [[BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce hot sauce]].
* The classic shorts of WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther often use very bizarre occurrences in otherwise mundane situations, like when a deck chair randomly comes to life and tries to eat the Panther.
* ''WesternAnimation/ItsSuchABeautifulDay'' combines Surreal Humor with SurrealHorror. Justified because the protagonist Bill is mentally (and perhaps terminally) ill, and has to deal with how his depressing (yet ridiculous) life may eventually end with premature death.
* ''WesternAnimation/RexTheRunt'', a claymation series by ''Creator/AardmanAnimations'' is not exactly the ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit'' kind of fare that you may have expected. If the ''CloudCuckoolander'' Vince isn't enough for the series to qualify for this trope alone, bizarre adventures such as accidentally deflating the earth or flying to a planet inhabited by Moai heads in a can of baked beans will. Plenty of ''DerangedAnimation'' (as well as use of live-action backgrounds) adds to this too.
* ''WesternAnimation/PigGoatBananaCricket'': A show about the strange adventures of a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin pig, a goat, a banana, and a cricket]]. A fairly typical example of what sort of thing happens on this show is the episode where Pig becomes a police officer by finding a badge, a uniform, and a police car ''in a box of cereal''. He then has to solve the mystery of who has been stealing everyone's ''moustaches''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Of course, it should be expected from a show about {{Funny Animal}}s living on a planet full of magic. Weird things happen, involving stuff like aliens, weapons, explosions, interdimensional travel, etc.
* ''WesternAnimation/NeoYokio'': The show will frequently make off-beat jokes with weird comedic timing and the show treats the incredibly strange premise as realistically as possible. It's easy to compare it to more comedic versions of MagicalRealism.