The snowcloned name would appear to indicate that it's more of a "making something less offensive by way of excessive vulgarity" thing. In the above example, for instance, patriotic Mexicans might have been more offended by the inane Ruritania
gag alone than by the equally inane Toilet Humor
gag that ensued.
The description's second paragraph, meanwhile, seems to indicate it's more of a "CrossesTheLineTwiceFailure
", in which a work attempts to construct a joke that's too vulgar to be offensive, but it just ends up looking excessively vulgar.
Meanwhile, the laconic
seems to be saying it's just Pandering to the Base
It looks like we're gonna need to discuss this a bit. Does Cartman's song about Kyle's mom
count? If so does it only count In-Universe
because Kyle seems to be less offended after the song than before it? (notwithstanding what happens next
) Does it count because the audience was less offended by the song than by Kyle was? Does it count because it attempted to leave the audience less offended than Kyle but it didn't work? Does it count in any of these cases because the trope definition is really broader than the description makes it look?
edited 29th Apr '12 12:54:49 PM by EnragedFilia