'''Basic Trope''': A previously comical moment is retconned as having been very serious.
* '''Straight''': Bob trips up on a banana, not even necessarily a BananaPeel, for a gag. Later, it's revealed to have caused brain damage that made him comatose.
* '''Exaggerated''': Bob trips up on a banana and falls onto a spiked ball nearby, causing him to jump up and hit his head on the fan. [[AmusingInjuries At first it's just a gag]], but later it's revealed [[RealityEnsues Bob died from it]], and was a zombie this whole time, living in constant pain from the wounds he received but unable to say anything about it because he was under magic control.
* '''Downplayed''': Bob slips on a banana for a gag. Later, Alice chews out Mike for not having disposed of it properly.
* '''Justified''': [[TruthInTelevision Some supposedly wacky stunts really]] ''[[TruthInTelevision are]]'' [[TruthInTelevision dangerous.]]
* '''Inverted''': [[{{Narm}} Bob finds out he has cancer. He later finds it to be]] ''[[{{Narm}} hilarious]]''[[{{Narm}} .]]
* '''Subverted''': Bob starts to feel sad, but just forgets about it...
* '''Double Subverted''': ...then remembers it lately and is deeply hurt about it.
* '''Parodied''': Bob complains about tripping on a banana, crying and wailing, but no one cares and he just sighs and forgets about it.
* '''Zig Zagged''': The consequences of Bob's having tripped on a banana are depicted as funny or heartbreaking DependingOnTheWriter or the situation.
* '''Averted''':
** Bob avoids the banana.
** Alternatively, Bob doesn't complain and [[MadeOfIron he may as well never have tripped on the banana.]]
* '''Enforced''': "All right, gang, we need to make this show more serious. What gags have we done that are actually quite deadly?"
* '''Lampshaded''': "Who'd have thought bananas would be so dangerous?"
* '''Invoked''': The EvilOverlord deliberately plants bananas all over the floor to make everyone think he's {{harmless|Villain}} before [[FridgeHorror realizing]] that tripping over a banana is exceptionally deadly.
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': "If I slip on that banana, I'll get badly hurt! I'll just step over it then."
* '''Discussed''': "I don't care what Cerebus would do. Me slipping on a banana is ''not'' deadly."
* '''Conversed''': "In shows where everything starts getting serious, people always feel sad about things that happen to them comedically."
%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Deconstructed''': ???
%%* '''Reconstructed''': ???
%%* '''Plotted a Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played for Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played for Drama''': ???
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