->''"Un día, hubo dos piñatas en una tienda. Desafortunadamente, fue también una semana del cumpleaños de un chico. Así fue que, las dos piñatas comprendieron que iban a morir. Se preguntaron: '¿Por Qué debemos Hablar? ¿Por Qué debemos Escuchar? ¿Por Qué debemos Amor?'"'' [[note]]Translation:''[[OnceUponATime One day]], [[BeigeProse there were two piñatas in a store]]. [[BlindIdiotTranslation Unfortunately, it was also a week of birthday boy]]. [[BeigeProse And so, the two piñatas realized they were going to die.]] They asked: "Why should we talk? How do we Listen? How should we love?"[[/note]]
-->--'''Opening Narration'''

Ah, schoolwork. Who would think that somewhere in the mundane academia of it all, llama piñatas could possibly find a home, and [[{{Tropers/Yesatron}} one troper's]] twisted ambitions could finally germinate? Yet that's pretty much what happened.

It all started simply enough in a Spanish II class somewhere in the western United States. The final project for the class was given: use your existing knowledge to create a reasonably coherent video narrative. So it was that three classmates joined forces, and ''Roméo and Julieta'' was born.

From the beginning, the plan was to create something that would stand out by virtue of sheer investment while still having as much fun creating it as possible, through use of choreographed camerawork and... [[LargeHam memorable]] characterization. However, the sheer outlandishness of the premise [[note]][[CrowningMomentOfFunny The teacher actually said "Oh, my God," when she saw the script]] [[/note]] lent itself more to HamAndCheese than to serious work, leading to a shift toward {{Bathos}} fairly early on. The final result? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6yYcF-ZrOc This]].

The plot is as follows: Two [[AnimateInanimateObject sentient piñatas]] are bought at the store and taken to a household preparing for a birthday celebration. Though scared and unsure what the future holds for them, they quickly forge a deep emotional bond with each other, but it quickly becomes obvious the house has something unpleasant in store for themů

Though a reasonable success at the class screening, some people just can't leave well enough alone, and so [[{{Tropers/Yesatron}} one of the creators]] set to work on constructing [[http://youtu.be/gF4XkGDElcA a new adaptation]] using clips of the old video. This video was different from the first in several ways, featuring extensive re-editing and [[SilenceIsGolden the complete omission of dialogue]]. Though not entirely devoid of humor, the film is undoubtedly more somber than the original.

[[IThoughtitMeant Not at]] ''[[InNameOnly all]]'' [[IThoughtItMeant to be confused with]] its sort-of inspiration ''RomeoAndJuliet''.
!!These works include examples of:


[[folder:Tropes From the First Film]]

* BrickJoke: The guy who beeps in in imitation of a supermarket scanner is credited as such in the end titles.
* [[spoiler:DevelopingDoomedCharacters]]: Being voiced helps a lot in illustrating character nuances the second film didn't really explore. [[spoiler:But then they die.]]
* TheDulcineaEffect: When Julieta fearfully wonders if she's going to die, Romeo tells her he'll protect her despite not knowing her for seemingly more than a few seconds.
* LargeHam: Roméo and Julieta themselves. ''Especially'' Julieta.
** Despite not actually saying anything, Partygoer 1's mannerisms are the most exaggerated out of any human character. He even lets out an EvilLaugh before [[spoiler:killing Roméo.]]
* MoodWhiplash
* {{Narrator}}
* RedOniBlueOni: Neurotic Julieta and laid-back Roméo are portrayed this way, respectively.
** Also, compare LargeHam Partygoer 1 and StraightMan Partygoer 2.
* UnsoundEffect: [[Funny/RomeoAndJulieta "Beep... Beep..."]]

[[folder:Tropes From the Second Film]]

* AdaptationDistillation
* CerebusSyndrome
* DarkerAndEdgier: Much less to laugh about here.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:Party supplies]] are visible in the bag with Roméo and Julieta when they're put in the car. What happens to [[spoiler:piñatas at parties]] again?
* ShoutOut: The film's working title? [[LlamasWithHats Llamas with Bats]].
* SilenceIsGolden
* ShowDontTell: It's pretty obvious what's going down when the [[spoiler:rope and bat]] are shown.
* ToneShift

[[folder:Tropes Shared by Both Films]]

* AmbiguouslyEvil: Just how aware the humans are of the piñatas' sentience is never revealed, so we have no idea if [[spoiler:they knew or cared about killing them.]]
* [[AnimateInanimateObject Animated Inanimate Objects]]: The piñatas themselves, as well as the Tiki pastor.
* [[spoiler:[[TheBadGuyWins The Bad Guys Win]]: Or at least carry out the party (piñata-bashing included) uninterrupted.]]
* {{Bathos}}
* BigBad: The humans in general, but Partygoer 2 is arguably the main one.
* BolivianArmyEnding: [[spoiler:Julieta's ultimate fate is never shown, though it's heavily implied she dies.]]
* CreditsGag
* [[spoiler:DownerEnding: Both protagonists die helplessly, and those responsible may not even realize their actions led to two lives being snuffed out. Or maybe they do and just don't give a crap.]]
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[spoiler:Roméo is torn open with a bat. Likely a similar case with Julieta.]]
* GoryDiscretionShot: [[spoiler: Roméo]]'s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB9nTSn7sgw death]].
* [[spoiler:[[TheHeroDies The Hero (And Probably Heroine) Die]]]]
* [[spoiler:HeroKiller: Partygoer 1 kills Roméo.]] Presumably, most of the partygoers qualify at the end.
* In Name Only: It's not really that faithful to the [[RomeoAndJuliet source material]]. The "feuding families" plot is completely excised, the only interaction they have with other characters is with the pastor [[spoiler:when they get married]], and ultimately [[spoiler:they are killed by outside forces rather than committing suicide.]]
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:All partygoers involved in the piñatas' deaths suffer absolutely no retribution for their acts.]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Romeo for sure. Less clear but still probable with Julieta.]]
* [[KnightOfCerebus Knights of Cerebus]]: When the humans show up in force, things immediately get more serious.
* LargeHam: Partygoer 1 in both installments.
* MarryForLove
* [[spoiler:MenAreTheExpendableGender: Roméo is the first to die; fairly brutally at that. And though Julieta presumably goes out in a similar fashion, her fate is far more implicit than his.]]
* NoNameGiven: The pastor and humans are never given individual names, even in the credits. WordOfGod confirms the former's intended name as "Tikidude".
* [[spoiler:ShootTheShaggyDog: Lasts just long enough for the protagonists to fall in love and marry. At which point they get killed.]]
* [[SilentAntagonist Silent Antagonists]]: The humans never say anything outside of an UnsoundEffect and an evil laugh.
* SoundtrackDissonance: The credits of both films feature this. The first features a cheery "happy birthday" melody in addition to bright colors and jokes such as a "guy who made beep noise" credit. This is absolutely ''jarring'', considering the note the movie ended on seconds before. The second film's credits partially invert this, with somber music and an almost cinematic feel sharply offset by the lunacy of what is scrolling by.
* SymbolicBlood: [[spoiler:Julieta is showered with candy when Romeo is killed.]]
* [[spoiler:WidowedAtTheWedding: Julieta. Though it's likely she doesn't have that long to grieve either...]]
* YankTheDogsChain: [[spoiler:The piñatas are carried off to the party in the middle of their wedding.]]