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* AwfulWeddedLife: A frequent setup.
* BasementDweller: Igor, the vampire from "Mamusia wampira". [[labelnote: translation]]Vampire's Mommy[[/labelnote]] The teeth are fake.



* DealWithTheDevil: Anomalia sells Walerian's soul and ends up losing her own due to ExactWords.

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* CausticCritic: One of the sketches has the critic-author discussion framed as a boxing match, with a referee calling fauls (YourMom is considered a faul).
* DealWithTheDevil: Anomalia sells Walerian's soul and ends up [[LaserGuidedKarma losing her own own]] due to ExactWords.ExactWords.
* DepravedDentist: An interesting take on this trope in "Piosenka dentystki" [[labelnote: translation]]The Dentist's Song[[/labelnote]] where the narrator is not as much evil as... [[ILoveTheDead persistent]].
* DoggedNiceGuy: Walerian and a number of other guys.


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* {{Metafiction}}: SetBehindTheScenes sketches, characters from a different sketch showing up to resolve the situation, and so on, and so forth.
* SetBehindTheScenes: They seem to like this particular trope, coming back to it every now and then. Joanna Kołaczkowska is always ChewingTheScenery in these sketches like there's no tomorrow.


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* PrimaDonnaDirector: If the sketch is [[SetBehindTheScenes about actors]], count on it - they will all be {{Cloudcuckoolander}}s (a ClassicallyTrainedExtra optional) directed by a scarf-wearing man who feels himself SurroundedByIdiots.
--> '''Actor''': Well, if you direct us well, we'll play well.


-->'''Wife''': Yes, we got a washing machine as a wedding present.

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-->'''Wife''': We have a washing machine. It's that white box you put newspapers on. Yes, we got a washing machine it as a wedding present.

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[[caption-width-right:300:Tomek, Łukasz, Darek and Aśka]]

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* SignatureStyle: Just like Potem, they deliberately avoid political jokes or references of any kind in their sketches. This makes them absolutely unique among Polish cabarets.

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After [[CultClassic good old]] kabaret Potem croaked (in 1999, see [[http://www.sikora.art.pl/kabaretpotem/index.html website]]), some members felt a deep longing for making people laugh with real funny weirdness.

So what did they do?

Founded a new cabaret, of course!

Comprising of the [[TheSmurfettePrinciple legendary female element]] Joanna Kołaczkowska, [[TheLeader the mad mastermind]] Dariusz Kamys, the [[NobodyLovesTheBassist much picked-upon pianist]] Łukasz Pietsch and the [[LoungeLizard utterly sexy]] Tomasz Majer (who played in ''Film/AyoyDrJekyllAndMrHyde'', incidentally), "Hrabi" has been [[SurrealHumor absurdly funny]] since 2002.

!!Their programs:
* ''Demo'': various sketches, sort of a warm-up or {{foreshadowing}} for the next programmes
* ''Terapia''[[labelnote:translation]]Therapy[[/labelnote]]: about emotions, with a [[TheShrink therapy group]] as FramingDevice
* ''Dracula'': a merry romp along the SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror, full of vampires, ghosts and ladies from the tax office
* ''Pojutrze''[[labelnote:translation]]The Day After Tomorrow[[/labelnote]]: what will the future be like?
* ''Kobieta i mężczyzna''[[labelnote:translation]]Woman and Man[[/labelnote]]: MarsAndVenusGenderContrast
* ''Syf i malaria''[[labelnote:translation]]Polish idiom meaning "a complete failure"[[/labelnote]]: written by Władysław Sikora of the old Potem, self-parody
* ''Pienia i jęki''[[labelnote:translation]]Croonings and Moanings[[/labelnote]]: a bunch of fan-favourite songs from the older programmes
* ''Savoir vivre'': a manners lesson turned on its head
* ''Co jest śmieszne''[[labelnote:translation]]What Is Funny[[/labelnote]]: a serious scientific analysis of what makes us laugh
* ''Gdy powiesz TAK''[[labelnote:translation]]After You Say YES[[/labelnote]]: marriage (mawwiage?)
* ''Bez wąsów''[[labelnote:translation]]No Moustache[[/labelnote]]: a special programme for kids - no moustache appears in it
* ''Lubię to''[[labelnote:translation]]I Like It[[/labelnote]]: collection of fan-favourites
* ''Tak, że o''[[labelnote:translation]]Up To, Well[[/labelnote]]: simple and self-referential return to the source
* ''Aktorem w płot''[[labelnote:translation]]{{pun}} on a Polish idiom[[/labelnote]]: made together with the Kabaret Jurki

Their website (in Polish) can be found [[http://hrabi.pl/ here]].
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!!If you can find any tropes in their sketches, they would be:

* AllAbusersAreMale: Subverted in several sketches.
* TheBardOnBoard: Some sketches parody him (notably of the Scottish Play), just like the Potem group used to do.
* BrutalHonesty: One sketch deals with what people really think vs. what they say out loud.
-->'''Narrator''': And if we told the truth...
* DealWithTheDevil: Anomalia sells Walerian's soul and ends up losing her own due to ExactWords.
* GenderFlip: "Słaba płeć"[[labelnote:translation]]The Weaker Sex[[/labelnote]] gender-flips the usual [[AllAbusersAreMale stereotypes]].
* GoldDigger: Anomalia from "Walerian i Anomalia" isn't even slightly ashamed of it.
* MagicalRealism: Vampires, ghosts, [[KafkaKomedy kafka-esque]] (if LighterAndSofter) trial - anything goes.
* MenCantKeepHouse: The monologue in which the wife talks her hubby through changing a baby.
-->'''Wife''': Yes, we got a washing machine as a wedding present.
* WritersBlockMontage: The writer's (mis)creations coming to life and acting out his feeble plot with all the asides he goes into, with a helping of {{visual pun}}s.
* VisualPun: Happens.

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