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01:53:46 AM Jan 10th 2014
These quotes don't illustrate the trope or its definition, and leaves the impression that any situational irony could be inserted as examples, whether or not there was ever any harshness in the original presentation.
05:06:25 AM Mar 6th 2013
Is there an In-Universe version of this? Like, a throwaway comment takes on a new and chilling implication given later events?
10:02:32 PM May 3rd 2012
Have the Powers That Be considered if, like Nightmare Fuel, this and Funny Aneurysm Moment are getting to where they should probably just get their own namespace on works pages and no longer have an example page under the definition?
09:26:47 PM Feb 13th 2012
Why is this listed under YMMV on works' pages? It doesn't seem that subjective.
09:07:34 AM Apr 30th 2011
Do you think it would be worth it to split this trope up (either internally or into two separate tropes) into things that became harsher in hindsight within the universe of the story (the original "funny aneurysm moment") vs. things that became harsher in hindsight due to external events (all the subsequent actor deaths or the September 11th examples)? Also, I feel like "Accidental Elegy" could be a subtrope in and of itself with a couple more examples.
03:26:56 PM Nov 3rd 2011
Yes. I think it makes a big difference whether the events are inside or outside the story world.
04:05:14 PM Oct 12th 2010
101 Dalmatians: The Series, which released in 1997, had an episode "Alive N Chicken" where Spot the chicken tries various methods to fly. The episode was banned because of the 9/11 attacks, especially the part when Spot flew into the Dog Chow Tower.

I seriously doubt it was banned. It was probably withdrawn by the networks themselves; arbitrary government censorship without clear rules is frowned upon in this country.
07:42:01 PM Oct 2nd 2010
This article needs trimming there was a plane on screen as the same time as the Twin Towers is NOT an instance of this trope.
11:13:49 AM Sep 12th 2012
edited by SickBoy
Agreed. People also keep posting instances where someone or something is simply referenced, and then later the person died/the thing had something bad happen to it. An actor appearing in a show and later dying, the WTC being visible in the scenery of a show, people talking about hurricanes, none of these are examples.
07:46:09 PM Sep 12th 2010
Regarding "Mary": I remember reading somewhere that Mary was HIV+, which was the inspiration for the song. She might have actually died of an aneurysm, but aneurysms don't last two years before bursting, and no sane doctor would let it sit two years.
01:00:30 AM Jun 30th 2010
Would Detective Conan/Case Closed movie 5 "Countdown to Heaven" count? It was released in Japan in April 2001 and featured the bombing and collapse of a pair of connected skyscrapers, from which the characters have to escape—primarily by rushing down the stairs. And the fire hoses aren't much help in putting out the fire because it's too high up.
09:06:28 AM Jun 27th 2010
exactly how is this differant from Funny Aneurysm Moment ?
06:18:57 AM Jul 11th 2010
I think it wasn't even supposed to be funny the first time.
08:57:29 AM Apr 3rd 2010
How about a separate subsection for 9/11, since it's the most popular point of reference? Just an idea.
08:52:12 AM May 27th 2010
Maybe something like the set up TooSoon? The problem I was having setting up something like that is that there are tangentially related examples like references to suicide bombers. I'm not sure how to handle it.
05:29:33 AM Nov 27th 2011
I would think of creating a new trope for 9/11-related examples (culled from this, Too Soon, etc.); meaning all examples where 9/11 was shown to be destroyed/bombed/etc. in pre-2001 media.
08:47:48 AM Mar 30th 2012
I think a subsection for 9/11, rather than its own trope, would be best - those examples still fall under this trope, but they do flood the main page as it is.
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