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* CheerThemUpWithLaughter: Chad brings some comedy films to Jason's [[spoiler:hospital]] room to make him laugh during his bad situation. The laughter is so helpful that it actually cures Jason, making him healthy again.

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* CheerThemUpWithLaughter: Chad brings some comedy films to Jason's [[spoiler:hospital]] room to make him laugh during his bad situation. The laughter is so helpful that it actually cures Jason, Jason's autoimmune disease, making him healthy again.


* OhCrap: Chad's reaction to [[spoiler:getting accused of being a druggie and getting arrested in chapter 19]].

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* OhCrap: Chad's reaction to [[spoiler:getting accused of being a druggie and getting arrested in chapter 19]].19]], or just about any time he's framed.


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* PretendingToBeOnesOwnRelative: Malcolm pretends to be Chad's father [[spoiler:in order to bail him out of jail]].


* TheDreaded: To Chad, itís his dad, and earlier in Malcolm's introduction it was him.
* DrugsAreBad: About everyone in the story knows this, aside from Malcolm and his friends.

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* TheDreaded: To Chad, itís it's his dad, and earlier in Malcolm's introduction it was him.
* DrugsAreBad: About everyone in EarnYourHappyEnding: Chad is [[spoiler:framed for crimes three times, has the story knows this, aside from Malcolm girl of his dreams taken away by a complete douche and his friends.undergoes severe depression]] And Jason [[spoiler:must endure a chronic-progressive autoimmune disorder for most of Summer]]. They all get their happy endings though; Chad even [[spoiler:becomes Gwen's girlfriend]].



** Happens for the final time in chapter 34, when [[spoiler:Chad is yet again mistaken for a druggie, though instead of simply taking it, he's framed for being a supplier, not helping that money he'd been making working as a ball boy is Mistaken for Evidence. This time, [[ClearTheirName Malcolm actually helps Chad clear his name]]]].

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** Happens for the final time in chapter 34, when [[spoiler:Chad is yet again mistaken for a druggie, though instead of simply taking it, he's framed for being a supplier, not helping that money he'd been making working as a ball boy is Mistaken for Evidence.MistakenForEvidence. This time, [[ClearTheirName Malcolm actually helps Chad clear his name]]]].



* LargeHam: The bozo is one. Justified, since he has to be one in order to attract players to the dunk tank.


[[FromBadToWorse And this is only the first part]]. During this summer, he's [[FrameUp framed]], reminded of his terrible dad, and faced with his best friend [[spoiler: getting a deathly disease]]. All of this makes him realize that laughter is much more than a reaction.

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[[FromBadToWorse And this is only the first part]]. During this summer, he's [[FrameUp framed]], reminded of his terrible dad, and faced with his best friend [[spoiler: getting a deathly disease]].much more. All of this makes him realize that laughter is much more than a reaction.


--->'''Chad (narration):''' Someone had drilled a large hole through ever vital part of my body. All spirit, all life, had drained out, leaving a shell that might have blown away if I'd stepped from the house. There was no danger of that. My universe shrank to the size of the couch.''

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--->'''Chad --->[[spoiler:'''Chad (narration):''' Someone had drilled a large hole through ever vital part of my body. All spirit, all life, had drained out, leaving a shell that might have blown away if I'd stepped from the house. There was no danger of that. My universe shrank to the size of the couch.'''']]


* AdultFear: Imagine, your kid getting a deathly disease, getting framed for taking drugs, getting ''arrested'' for being framed for taking drugs, and more. Chad also has a case of Kid Fear, because [[spoiler:after the aforementioned arresting of him]], he makes sure not to let mom find out since her heart would be broken.

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* ImprobableAimingSkills: Stinger, a dude from Chad's school, can apparently throw blindfolded and still hit a target. This especially comes into play when he visits the dunk tank, dunking the poor bozo so much he can barely speak.


%%* TheDreaded: To Chad, itís his dad, and earlier in Malcolm's introduction it was him.

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%%* * TheDreaded: To Chad, itís his dad, and earlier in Malcolm's introduction it was him.him.
* DrugsAreBad: About everyone in the story knows this, aside from Malcolm and his friends.

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--->'''Chad (narration):''' Thieves? No. There was just one thief. I had nothing to do with this. I didn't even want sunglasses.


Chad is your average teen living with his StrugglingSingleMother Annie and athletic BestFriend Jason at the Jersey shore. His summer break is starting out mostly the same way, until he finds something scattered amongst the games: A wisecracking bozo who roasts anyone so that they can dunk him. He idols this bozo and wants to be one himself. [[BrokenPedestal Until he finds out]] [[RoommateDrama who the bozo is]].

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Chad is your average teen living with his StrugglingSingleMother Annie caring mother [[StrugglingSingleMother Annie]] and athletic BestFriend Jason [[LovableJock Jason]] at the Jersey shore. His summer break is starting out mostly the same way, until he finds something scattered amongst the games: A wisecracking bozo who roasts anyone so that they can dunk him. He idols this bozo and wants to be one himself. [[BrokenPedestal Until he finds out]] [[RoommateDrama who the bozo is]].


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* LeanAndMean: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] with Malcolm. He has "the kind of thin that comes from skipping meals" and has some unlikable traits, but isn't downright evil.
* LovableJock: Jason is, of course.


%%* ShoutOut: Plenty of them, such as Film/PatchAdams and Literature/OfMiceAndMen.

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%%* * ShoutOut: Plenty of them, such as Film/PatchAdams and Literature/OfMiceAndMen.



%%* SurpriseCarCrash: Before the events of ''Dunk'', [[spoiler:Malcolm]] had a wife and a son. It was good weather. He wasn't drunk. But a tire from the car in front of him went out of control. 8 cars were involved in the crash, [[spoiler:but two people died]].

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%%* * SurpriseCarCrash: Before the events of ''Dunk'', [[spoiler:Malcolm]] had a wife and a son. It was good weather. He wasn't drunk. But a tire from the car in front of him went out of control. 8 cars were involved in the crash, [[spoiler:but two people died]].

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* LargeHam: The bozo is one. Justified, since he has to be one in order to attract players to the dunk tank.


%%* SurpriseCarCrash: [[spoiler:Malcolm]]'s backstory heavily involves this.

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%%* SurpriseCarCrash: [[spoiler:Malcolm]]'s backstory heavily involves this.Before the events of ''Dunk'', [[spoiler:Malcolm]] had a wife and a son. It was good weather. He wasn't drunk. But a tire from the car in front of him went out of control. 8 cars were involved in the crash, [[spoiler:but two people died]].


* TheDreaded: To Chad, itís his dad, and earlier in Malcolm's introduction it was him.

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* %%* TheDreaded: To Chad, itís his dad, and earlier in Malcolm's introduction it was him.



* ShoutOut: Plenty of them, such as Film/PatchAdams and Literature/OfMiceAndMen.

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* %%* ShoutOut: Plenty of them, such as Film/PatchAdams and Literature/OfMiceAndMen.



* SurpriseCarCrash: [[spoiler:Malcolm]]'s backstory heavily involves this.

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* %%* SurpriseCarCrash: [[spoiler:Malcolm]]'s backstory heavily involves this.

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* SurpriseCarCrash: [[spoiler:Malcolm]]'s backstory heavily involves this.

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