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MsCC93
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05:33:29 PM Apr 18th 2013
This trope needs a cleanup...some of these aren't examples. I swear some of these tropers are too sensitive -___-
guyy
02:55:00 AM May 10th 2013
An awful lot of these examples have numerous sympathetic characters whose suffering is not Played for Laughs. Seems to be a case of people not actually reading the trope description, or maybe just Complaining About Shows You Don't Like.
AnnoR
11:24:03 AM Nov 15th 2013
Um... I've had to remove a few examples that were obviously not examples of a Sadist Show(Lucky Star? Nichijou? Haruhi? Seriously?) and I'm still seeing some that aren't examples of this trope. Neon Genesis Evangelion is definitely not meant to let people find joy in the suffering of characters, and Matilda is about her getting back at the people who made her suffer and she's obviously sympathetic.
SeaRover
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06:07:03 AM May 17th 2012
Okay, I've never seen Blood-C, Fullmetal Alchemist, or Paranoia Agent, but does this trope really cover works that just involve bad things happening to the characters, in which you're not supposed to enjoy it all? I mean, some works do fit here that do not play it for laughs. For example, the Final Destination franchise is by no means a comedy, but the many horrible ways everyone dies is *meant* to give people a sadistic thrill. I would never count something like, say, Kanon (which, thankfully, still isn't listed here), because everything that happens to everyone is supposed to make you feel nothing but sorry for them.

In other words, I would suggest everyone think of the difference between The Woobie and The Chew Toy.
Dorcas_Aurelia
08:48:28 AM Sep 26th 2012
I took FMA off because aside from the fact that bad things happen to people, it's got nothing in common with a sadist show. Paranoia Agent isn't really intended primarily for schadenfreude, but most of the characters are either unpleasant or sad sacks who kind of metaphorically crapped on. I've only seen half of it, though, so I leave the decision to excise it to someone who has a more complete understanding of it. I haven't watched Blood-C, but everything I've heard about it indicates it's daring the viewer to try to find something to like, to the point where watching the show is a form of masochism.
Hammerhead
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08:36:54 PM Apr 18th 2012
edited by Hammerhead
Okay, this is the most hilariously Narmy discussion page ever. Honestly, people...
KuroKokoro
11:58:27 AM Apr 29th 2012
AGREED.
KuroKokoro
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01:41:31 PM Feb 29th 2012
Okay, since when did this trope apply to any show where characters arent super nice to each other all the time? Some people here are way too sensitive.
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04:46:10 PM Mar 31st 2013
Examples or it didn't happen.
Morpheus6177
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02:05:25 PM Nov 23rd 2011
edited by Morpheus6177

When I was in high school and Dexter’s Laboratory was on Cartoon Network, Every single episode, Dexter gets caught in situations that are wild, wacky and that spiral so out of control. This is the kind of show that always has negative continuity, and sad apocalyptic endings. Every single student in Dexters school including within his family’s household, Dexters Superior intelligence is neglected, cursed, scorned, and brutally made fun of. I’ve seen every episode and the show uses the same demonic /sadistic antics & plots, which are like the cartoons on Nickelodeon. Worst of all, his annoying sister Dee Dee always destroys, wrecks, desecrates, vandalizes and contaminates his entire lab, which is also Dexter’s Room. The show too has everything that is sadistic, a cruel drill sergent detention teacher that treats kids, including Dexter as criminals. It even has a sadistic ice cream man that hates stopping for Dexter, all because Dexter gave him pennies. Plus, Dexters parents too are sadistic, his dad is dimwitted and hates hippies, his mom is both overbearing and always gets mad when Dexters say no to her demands. Dexter has a boy genius/arch nemesis named Mandark, which his hippie parents call Sue, who hates and annoys Dexter to no end, also with his sadistic annoyingly evil laugh.

KuroKokoro
02:59:35 PM May 9th 2012
OH MY FUCKING GOD ARE WE EVEN WATCHING THE SAME GODDAMN SHOW
TauWarrior566
07:32:32 PM Nov 2nd 2012
edited by TauWarrior566
I object to that comment Kuro Kokoro,

What if that guy was telling the truth about Dexters Laboratory, If I was put in charge of a kids network on TV, I could never accept shows that could be dangerous to children as well as adults.
KuroKokoro
02:43:03 PM Dec 4th 2012
wat
KuroKokoro
09:43:08 PM Dec 15th 2012
You guys got PTSD from Dexter's Lab? I feel really bad for you.
Morpheus6177
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07:00:04 PM Jun 18th 2011
  • Courage the Cowardly Dog: The central plot of the cartoon revolves around the titular protagonist, a somewhat anthropomorphic dog named Courage who lives with his owners, Muriel and Eustace Bagge, a married couple of elderly farmers, in the "middle of Nowhere" (the fictional town of Nowhere, Kansas). Courage and his owners are frequently thrown into bizarre misadventures, often involving the paranormal/supernatural and various villains. The series is primarily a dark horror-comedy with science fantasy and surrealist/sadistic elements. Courage The Cowardly Dog is both a Black Comedy and a Sadist Show.

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04:46:19 PM Mar 24th 2013
What about it?
Morpheus6177
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12:22:41 PM May 7th 2011
edited by Morpheus6177
Nickelodeon's 1994 cartoon Aaahh!!! Real Monsters is a Gross-Out cartoon show, full of sadistic and demonic creatures living in a garbage dump. Having a sadist teacher makes it even more worse. They go so far as poping out of toilets to scare the living daylights out of the human population, as their assignments.
72.89.117.179
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03:50:55 PM Apr 26th 2011
edited by 72.89.117.179
Not only in WB's first cartoon show Looney Tunes, but also in Tiny Toon Adventures and Animaniacs, during the early 1990's, through the end of the 20th century, right up to the present day. It's just sad, life... it means laughter.
KuroKokoro
03:23:40 PM May 15th 2012
You know fucking nothing about how comedy works.
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04:46:58 PM Mar 24th 2013
What did he say that merited that response?
Puretide677
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06:48:14 PM Apr 22nd 2011
edited by Puretide677
The show: ptitlemxh34tsj is extremly stupid and sadistic. I thought it looked intresting so i decided to watch an episode. Worse show on Spike, Ever! The reainaments of the death have poor acting and even worse effects, and the way they die isn't even that inresting. Yes, there are some really gory images. Worse the unseen narrator is just as sadistic as the entire series itself. The show, 1000 Ways to Die” don’t really seem to be trying to fool anyone: The tone is tongue-in-cheek, the acting in the reenactments is over-the-top, and one can almost hear the narrator leering over every salacious detail.

Remarkably, all of the people who die in these supposedly true stories have it coming to them, in the way that teenagers who have sex in horror movies always die immediately afterward. A construction worker who is cut in two by a rope while goofing around has been smoking marijuana; a woman who chokes to death on edible panties has been doing something you readers will have to imagine yourself.

In a switcheroo, one segment starts with a drunken teen pool party, but the kid who is killed by a meteor has been trying to get the partiers to join his prayer group. “Stan was a speed bump in the cosmic flow,” the narrator says. “So the cosmos sent a hit man.”

So much for the show’s concern for the deceased or their surviving friends and relatives.

The writing seems to be deliberately bad, but it fails to be so bad that it’s good. As Connie gets on that fatal plane, the narrator says, “She couldn’t help but notice all the double takes on her double D’s.”

As befits a show aimed at eternal adolescents, the show amps up the gross-out factor. Viewers get close-ups of what appear to be pieces of Connie’s flesh as they hit another passenger’s face.

When the visuals aren’t disgusting enough, medical experts appear on camera to add details: A gastroenterologist tells us that when that unlucky construction worker split in two, fecal matter from his internal organs would likely have been splattered about.

At this point, one starts to look for a small-print disclaimer saying that the whole thing is an elaborate postmodern parody of junk television. But it doesn’t really matter. Whether parody or the real thing, “1000 Ways to Die” is just plain bad.

Jordan
06:50:40 PM Apr 22nd 2011
Doesn't seem like it fits the definition of the trope, although it does sound like a pretty awful show. Can I inquire why you feel the need to write these long rants?
TauWarrior566
10:18:15 AM Jan 18th 2013
edited by TauWarrior566
"Holy Wack Unlyrical Lyrics, Puretide677 was right!"

1000 Ways to Die is the second worst show on Earth, alongside South Park, including Superjail. The show itself is extremly stupid and sadistic, plus a bit politically incorrect. It's the worse show on Spike, Ever! The reainaments of the death have poor acting and even worse effects, and the way they die isn't even that inresting. Yes, there are some really gory images. Worse the unseen narrator is just as sadistic as the entire series itself. The show, 1000 Ways to Die” don’t really seem to be trying to fool anyone: The tone is tongue-in-cheek, the acting in the reenactments is over-the-top, and one can almost hear the narrator leering over every salacious detail. Remarkably, all of the people who die in these supposedly true stories have it coming to them, in the way that teenagers who have sex in horror movies always die immediately afterward. A woman who chokes to death on edible panties has been doing something us readers will have to imagine yourself. In a switcheroo, one segment starts with a drunken teen pool party, but the kid who is killed by a meteor has been trying to get the partiers to join his prayer group. “Stan was a speed bump in the cosmic flow,” the narrator says. “So the cosmos sent a hit man.” So much for the show’s concern for the deceased or their surviving friends and relatives. The writing seems to be deliberately bad, but it fails to be so bad that it’s good. As befits a show aimed at eternal adolescents, the show amps up the gross-out factor. When the visuals aren’t disgusting enough, medical experts appear on camera to add details: A gastroenterologist tells us that when that unlucky construction worker split in two, fecal matter from his internal organs would likely have been splattered about. At this point, one starts to look for a small-print disclaimer saying that the whole thing is an elaborate postmodern parody of junk television. But it doesn’t really matter.

Whether a parody or in real life, “1000 Ways to Die” is just plain horrible.

Puretide677
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06:16:34 PM Apr 22nd 2011
edited by Morpheus6177
There are reasons why The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy aren't for children of any age. It stars Mandy, a sadist in pink, and Billy, a barely coherent buffoon, this show chronicles the adventures of two children who managed to capture Death and keep him as a pet. Throughout the show, the main characters regularly die or otherwise obliterated by the end of the episode, only to return in the next with no major damage. Of course, that might not be too far off from the standard Warner Brother's fare, so to up the ante, Mandy often causes the death of secondary characters through inaction or general malicious plotting. A young Hannibal Lecter in the making, Mandy herself is perhaps the cruelest and most callous star of a children's show ever. Plots often take the trio to Hell, terrible other dimension, fighting shadow beasts and other nightmare creatures, or occasionally just making each other's lives miserable for the fun of it. There certainly aren't any lessons to be learned and I'm not sure what type of fun the kids are going to get out of the situation. I know I'm just deeply disturbed. Maybe five or eight, even eleven year olds are more resilient than I about this sort of thing. Occasionally, this show will also begin with a quick stinger of one of the characters saying something odd or off putting before the episode begins. I really can't confirm this, so don't take me as the final word, but I'm pretty sure I heard Mandy reciting a line from the Satanic Bible only once.

Jordan
06:17:01 PM Apr 22nd 2011
Yes, we know that was your edit reason.
72.89.117.179
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06:30:36 AM Apr 6th 2011
edited by Morpheus6177
One of Nick's early attempts at original animation, Rocko's Modern Life was an odd choice for the children's television market. The show featured a young adult wallaby entering the real world for the first time and struggling to make end's meet. Most kids aren't that interested about a surreal representation of the struggles of twenty-something's after college, but there you have it.

The show featured a remarkably high amount of sensual innuendo for a children's television show on Nickelodeon. Rocko's best friend Heffer, a steer, spends the night in a barn and comes out with a milking machine for a girlfriend. Keep in mind, this cow doesn't have any udders....

Rocko featured a rather dark and unpleasant look at life outside the home. Although a lot of humor would go over a kid's head and leave the adults laughing, there was always the sense that something just wasn't right when you watched Rocko's Modern Life.

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