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They're eating her! And then they're gonna eat me! OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD! (Note the fly on his forehead.)
Reginald Kincaid: The Shadow of Death. The gripping drama was the last play presented at the Orpheum. It closed after only one night, but not without garnering some praise. Harris in the Daily Telegram said, 'In an otherwise dismal evening, Reginald Kincaid provided some welcome laughs.'
Wiggins: You said it was a gripping drama!

The plots of some films are treated as Serious Business by those involved. But sometimes, they are funnier than they were meant to be.

This page originally had many Star Wars examples; we had to split them off into their own subsection. This page was split again because of length. You can find examples on the following pages:


Not Parodies

  • General example: Your average Lifetime Movie of the Week movies nearly always invoke this. They're usually meant to be dramatic the whole way through but many of them use such outdated and clichéd tropes for the film (not to mention the Narm, of course) that it ends up being hilarious instead.

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