Multiple Definitions?: Dead Baby Comedy get usage counts
- Does the trope mean simply "a tastelessly offensive joke" or "a series which depends on controversy"? Why the schizophrenia between the trope description and the Laconic and the Playing With? Were they written by different authors? Am I missing some subtleties and these definitions can actually be reconciled?
- If it means "tasteless jokes", wouldn't it be a pretty unnecessary trope, since it encourages Complaining About Jokes You Don't Like?
- There's also an attempt to differentiate it from Black Comedy in the description: "[s]urprisingly different from Black Comedy, which is funny in a wry, serious way, and juxtaposes humor with tragedy rather than disgust." Now this is another thing altogether: it's not about a series, and it's not truly tasteless either?
- Where did the trope name come from? It is for me rather misleading, judging from numerous occasions in the forum. I haven't checked articles linking to it, I don't know whether it's used correctly. *
- The examples, when we look closely, are also a mix of mostly series and some scenes. I'm led to believe that the scenes example are some sort of a mistake, since most examples are series and if scenes are really allowed there will be a lot more scenes that series (as it is far easier to do this trope once than consistently).
edited 11th Mar '11 9:09:56 PM by Catalogue
edited 12th Mar '11 11:35:56 PM by MorganWick
edited 29th Mar '11 4:58:20 PM by Willbyr
- 1000 Ways To Die— Embeds the trope as "Dead (Man Dressed As A) Baby Comedy" to refer to a segment in which someone with a baby fetish (or something) dies.
- Archer— Mentions it as a broader form of comedy, but the only specific examples given are "literal" examples. 50/50
- Jam— Refers to a lot of non-descriptive "deranged stuff" breaking taboos, but the only specific detail given for any of it is the mention of another "literal dead baby". 50/50
- Eraserhead— Calls this a subversion whereas a dead baby is actually horrifying.
- GWAR— Another page only calling this a "literal" trope, though the actual specifics given sound more like an example of Rape as Comedy. ???
- Neurotically Yours— Language would appear to suggest a broadly defined term but only specifies about "actual dead babies." 50/50
- Gulliver's Travels— No details whatsoever, it's pretty much just a mention that this trope and Black Comedy are present in the work. X Just X
- Fido— Refers to something "more like zombie children comedy." Never seen the movie so I'm not entirely sure what this is supposed to entail, and the intent of the original troper who put that there seems unclear to me. Help, anybody?
- Axe Cop— Just includes a link to this page and nothing else. The page involves babies punching each other.
- The George Lopez Show— Refers to an apparently comedic scene that DOESN'T INVOLVE ANY BABIES. Thumbs Up
- Skins— Refers to something called "Osama: The Musical". Thumbs Up
- South Park— X Just X
- The Kids in the Hall— X Just X
- Stuff Blowing Up— Technically, where in the article its pothole is would count as Natter, but it surprisingly does NOT have anything to do with a baby blowing up... though its use doesn't come off as anything that sounds controversial, either.
- Robot Chicken— The entire extent of the description of the trope's use are the words "Sometimes literally."
edited 31st Mar '11 1:47:53 PM by SeanMurrayI
edited 31st Mar '11 1:44:15 PM by shimaspawn
edited 31st Mar '11 2:10:51 PM by SeanMurrayI
- A genre of works relying on offensive jokes.
- Jokes about literal dead babies.
- "Tasteless jokes".
edited 31st Mar '11 5:32:47 PM by Catalogue
2) Identifiable reactions either in response to offensiveness, in safety to avoid it, or even in boldness to encourage it (i.e. Too Soon, Refuge in Vulgarity, etc.)
edited 31st Mar '11 6:24:08 PM by SeanMurrayI
edited 31st Mar '11 10:05:27 PM by Catalogue
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