Quotes / Mood Whiplash

Fan works

...there was a single moment, maybe a second after she died, in which everything was still and eerie and beautiful.
At which point her ghost ruined it by leaping out of the bathtub, soaked and spluttering and gasping for air - not that she needed to breathe anymore, but needing to and doing so out of habit are two different matters - and, upon seeing Emma's smirking and white-clothed form, screamed 'You just made me KILL MYSELF, you bitch!' and tackled her to the ground, clawing wildly and cursing in Spanish.
— The X-Men fic So, How Did You Die?

Leah vacillated between calling down curses on his head and wishing for his love again with a speed that gave Sue whiplash.
Narration, Luminosity

Film — Live-Action

I did not hit her. It's not true, it's bullshit, I did not hit her! I DID NOTOh hi Mark.
Johnny, The Room

Ken: What did I do to deserve this?
Captain Joe: (pensive) We don't deserve half the things we get. (laughs maniacally, then throws down his pen angrily) You're stuck here!


They ended up having kindergartners singing songs to their teddy bears followed by eighteen-year-olds doing speed metal guitar solos.
Greg, referring to his school's talent show, Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Live-Action TV

Are you trying to give us emotional whiplash?!
Britta Perry, when Jeff Winger triggers one of these moments, Community

Sing and dance with us after the commercials!
— The ending tagline for Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger, which is attached to every episode, including Wham Episodes.

"How the hell did this get so sad so fast?"
Freddy, Mad Men

Hawkeye Pierce: You did everything you could.
Trapper McIntyre: Yeah. Come on, Henry. Loosen up. You'll have a ball.
Henry Blake: Yeah, that's just it. Everybody unwinds, has a good time, then the war comes back and it's a real belly drop.


Okay, from Schindler's List to The O.C., just like that?
Mike Nelson on the X-Men movie

Those of you who have not looked back should be encouraged not to do so, even if you begin to feel fingers on your neck, or hear whispers that seem to say, 'Hey! Look at me!' It is merely your subconscious trying to fool you now that I have primed it to do so. Youíre welcome. In addition, one lucky Kakos Industries shareholder has none of the horrors just described waiting behind him or her, but instead one much much worse. Behind one of you out there, sitting in a chair, is me with a pistol. If you look, I will shoot you. Also, those are some good-ass cookies youíve got in your kitchen.
Corin Deeth III, Kakos Industries


Choir: Although it's Easter Sunday, a very special time
It's always Esther Sunday on Sundays at half past nine
Saint Esther works with cripples, the sick and the abused
And then she says "tits", "bums" and "fart" to keep us all amused.

Victor Lewis-Smith: You may notice that on That's Life!, viewers are whisked from the heights of comedy to the depths of tragedy and back again, oscillating at a frequency fast enough to give most viewers the emotional bends.


Everythin' goin' on just as usual, and then, all of a sudden, before you know it, there's two people murdered.
Mrs. Jones, Street Scene

Video Games

You became friends with Yosuke.
Yosuke will now DIE FOR YOU!!!

Web Comics

Marten: I'm serious though, please don't mess with Hanners too much.
Tai: She's really that fucked up?
Marten: She can't handle physical contact. If anyone so much as hugs her she has a massive panic attack.
Tai: Wow, that's... really sad.
Marten: Yeah, I know.
Tai: Hey, I have an idea!
Marten: What?
Tai: Let's go get my clit pierced!
Marten: I'm... I'm speechless. That may be the greatest non-sequitur in human history.

Web Original

You went to go see a comedy about toys. You ended up halfway through flashing back to sitting at your grandma's bedside as she passed away. NO! GRANDMA! DON'T LEAVE ME! I'M NOT READY FOR YOU TO DIE YET! NOOOOOOO!!!!! Oh look! The dinosaur toy is on roller skates! I feel better now.

CAD began in a style not too unlike newspaper comics; something trivial and amusing (well, it tried) to read at work when you were bored, have a chuckle at and move on. Most likely Buckley never put any effort into the actual art because he thought he could push this thing along on the jokes alone; a simple style is okay for a simple little gag strip that you're going to forget by the time you've had your next coffee. But at some point (the word "Ethan" appears, crossed out) Buckley broke out of his straight jacket and decided a shitty little copy-and-paste comic was the perfect medium for tragic, emotional tales of human woe. That gamers looking for a little giggle would somehow appreciate depth of plots like miscarriages, failing relationships and the like. He - for whatever reason - thought that he could trade in the randomrofllol for OHGODWHYYYY and everything would carry on as normal.

Episode 6 of A's is so warm and fluffy and d'awww.

And then they hit you with Hayate's impending death.

Yes, 2K games, we are completely interested in your powerful metaphor for discrimination and the confusion of the teenage mind, especially after we blew up the spooky ghost lady and the Michael Jackson tribute convention. No, we're one hundred percent interested in the folly of historical censorship and religious manipulation, which is why the George Washington Robocop fits completely into this narrative.

Web Video

It's a Comedy of Errors with the violence of Macbeth
So cute and charming (MURDER!)
Zany, wacky, jokey (DEATH!!)
Brentalfloss, "Phoenix Wright With Lyrics"

Nostalgia Critic: Actually, the funny thing is, have you watched this scene recently? I mean okay, you got the mother shot, the kid looking for her and the father saying—
The Great Prince of the Forest: Your mother can't be with you anymore.
Nostalgia Critic: But watch what comes immediately after.
(cut to birds singing a happy song)
Nostalgia Critic: What the hell? It's like, we can't let reality set in too deep, so here's some pretty birdies! Ooh, the birdies, nobody's dead, nobody's dead hey birdies, birdies!

"Am I the only one who just noticed a HUGE tone-shift here?"

Western Animation

What a trip! What a trip! Blizzards all the way! Snow 20 feet deep! But we had to get that serum through! It was mush, mush, mush all night! (Grabbing the dog and pushing him like a sled dog) Come on, mush, mush, mush, mush, mush! Suddenly, the glacier cracks! There's a roar! Tons of ice! NO ESCAPE! AAAAAAAHHHHHHH! How things been with you?

Terror. Terror in the night. The whipping, howling, unforgiving winds crash into the clouds, and rain falls no matter where you turn! There is no escape... no escaping the true horror! A sudden silence, and then screaming thunder, lightning, floods, TORNADOES, FAMINE, PESTILENCE, FIRE, EARTHQUAKES! AAGGGGGGGHHHHH!!!
...giving way to hazy afternoon sunshine. I'll be back with the five-day forecast after this.

Red Mailbox: You see Harold? That man tried to put his package into that mailbox!
Blue Mailbox: Maybe he thought it was a female box?
[they laugh]
Red Mailbox: ...itís been 9 years since Judy died.

Skarr: You betrayed me?
Skarrbot: Affirmative.
Skarr: I am so... proud!

Greg: You're having fun!
Pearl: More or less!
Greg: So dance with me, just say-
Pearl: NO!
"Mr. Greg", Steven Universe
Real Life

Imagine if the movie Se7en had been exactly the same, except Brad Pittís character had done a bunch of screwy pratfalls and Wayans brothers style comedy.