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%%'''NOTICE:''' Please do not use Musicals as examples, as the numbers are part of the show and are rarely anymore out of the ordinary than conversation within context. If it's a musical with absolutely no cohesive {{plot}}, ''then'' you have a [[BigLippedAlligatorMovie Bizarro Movie]]. However, a particular song may qualify as a BLAM, such as the {{Trope Namer|s}}; in that case, put it under BigLippedAlligatorMoment. A single MusicalEpisode in a show that is normally ''[[OutOfGenreExperience not]]'' a musical, of course, can qualify (and usually will.)

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%%'''NOTICE:''' Please do not use Musicals as examples, as the numbers are part of the show and are rarely anymore out of the ordinary than conversation within context. If it's a musical with absolutely no cohesive {{plot}}, ''then'' you have a [[BigLippedAlligatorMovie Bizarro Movie]]. However, a particular song may qualify as a BLAM, such as the {{Trope Namer|s}}; in that case, put it under BigLippedAlligatorMoment. A single MusicalEpisode in a show that is normally ''[[OutOfGenreExperience not]]'' a musical, of course, can qualify (and usually will.)
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* The spy parody ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967''. Many things in the film are never mentioned again once they happen. It is all completely over the top even for psychedelic sixties spy flicks. Many scenes could be removed from the film with little or no damage to the {{plot}}. There are even some scenes that when seen together have absolutely nothing to do with each other. But somehow it fits together as a whole. You can blame this completely on the film's fascinating TroubledProduction. Those ''five'' directors listed in the credits? None had any contact with each other, and none were working with a complete script. Plus, Peter Sellers was originally supposed to be the star, but either quit or was fired depending on who you believe, prior to filming several important scenes, so the film was awkwardly retooled to center around David Niven instead.



* That TheMovie of ''Film/TankGirl'' would end up as one of these was ''guaranteed'' the minute they decided to cast Ice-T as an anthropomorphic kangaroo[[ComicallyMissingThePoint … Because a part like that should go to Snoop Dogg]].
* The spy parody ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967''. Many things in the film are never mentioned again once they happen. It is all completely over the top even for psychedelic sixties spy flicks. Many scenes could be removed from the film with little or no damage to the {{plot}}. There are even some scenes that when seen together have absolutely nothing to do with each other. But somehow it fits together as a whole. You can blame this completely on the film's fascinating TroubledProduction. Those ''five'' directors listed in the credits? None had any contact with each other, and none were working with a complete script. Plus, Peter Sellers was originally supposed to be the star, but either quit or was fired depending on who you believe, prior to filming several important scenes, so the film was awkwardly retooled to center around David Niven instead.
* In the context of ''Franchise/StarWars'' {{canon}}, ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial'' is essentially a string of [=BLAM=]s. It involves a Wookiee family watching a cooking show, some sort of strange Wookiee porn, a sci-fi action scene in cartoon form, a Wookiee watching an instructional video on how to assemble a transmitter (every step of which is shown to the audience), and Bea Arthur as a singing bartender on Tatooine. The only thing from it that's ever seen or referenced again is Boba Fett, and he only appears in the cartoon the Wookees are watching.



* ''Film/TexasChainsawMassacreTheNextGeneration'', where Leatherface is now an effeminate CreepyCrossdresser whose new family (which includes a guy with a bionic leg) are employed by a government group or cult that is possibly controlled by aliens.

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* ''Film/TexasChainsawMassacreTheNextGeneration'', ''Film/JasonGoesToHellTheFinalFriday'' takes the franchise in a very different direction, with Jason less as an undead serial killer but as a demonic worm who can BodySurf. Future installments tend to act like it never happened. It says something that the comedic one with the Alice Cooper soundtrack, the crossover with Freddy, the one with the telekinetic girl, and the future one where Leatherface is now an effeminate CreepyCrossdresser whose new family (which includes Jason becomes a guy cyborg, all fit better in the series lore than part IX.
* ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreetPart2FreddysRevenge'' has few thematic elements in common
with the rest of the series, going for a bionic leg) DemonicPossession angle over the "dream killer" story of its predecessor. The original and the later sequels work as one continuous storyline, but the events of this one are employed by a government group or cult that is possibly controlled by aliens.[[BroadStrokes largely forgotten]].



* ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreetPart2FreddysRevenge'' has few thematic elements in common with the rest of the series, going for a DemonicPossession angle over the "dream killer" story of its predecessor. The original and the later sequels work as one continuous storyline, but the events of this one are [[BroadStrokes largely forgotten]].
* Similarly, {{Film/Jason Goes To Hell The Final Friday}} takes the franchise in a very different direction, with Jason less as an undead serial killer but as a demonic worm who can BodySurf. Future installments tend to act like it never happened. It says something that the comedic one with the Alice Cooper soundtrack, the crossover with Freddy, the one with the telekinetic girl, and the future one where Jason becomes a cyborg, all fit better in the series lore than part IX.


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* In the context of ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial'' is essentially a string of [=BLAM=]s. It involves a Wookiee family watching a cooking show, some sort of strange Wookiee porn, a sci-fi action scene in cartoon form, a Wookiee watching an instructional video on how to assemble a transmitter (every step of which is shown to the audience), and Bea Arthur as a singing bartender on Tatooine. The only thing from it that's ever seen or referenced again is Boba Fett, and he only appears in the cartoon the Wookiees are watching.
* That TheMovie of ''Film/TankGirl'' would end up as one of these was ''guaranteed'' the minute they decided to cast Ice-T as an anthropomorphic kangaroo[[ComicallyMissingThePoint … Because a part like that should go to Snoop Dogg]].
* ''Film/TexasChainsawMassacreTheNextGeneration'', where Leatherface is now an effeminate CreepyCrossdresser whose new family (which includes a guy with a bionic leg) are employed by a government group or cult that is possibly controlled by aliens.


* Similarly, {{Film/JasonGoesToHellTheFinalFriday}} takes the franchise in a very different direction, with Jason less as an undead serial killer but as a demonic worm who can BodySurf. Future installments tend to act like it never happened. It says something that the comedic one with the Alice Cooper soundtrack, the crossover with Freddy, the one with the telekinetic girl, and the future one where Jason becomes a cyborg, all fit better in the series lore than part IX.

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* Similarly, {{Film/JasonGoesToHellTheFinalFriday}} {{Film/Jason Goes To Hell The Final Friday}} takes the franchise in a very different direction, with Jason less as an undead serial killer but as a demonic worm who can BodySurf. Future installments tend to act like it never happened. It says something that the comedic one with the Alice Cooper soundtrack, the crossover with Freddy, the one with the telekinetic girl, and the future one where Jason becomes a cyborg, all fit better in the series lore than part IX.

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* Similarly, {{Film/JasonGoesToHellTheFinalFriday}} takes the franchise in a very different direction, with Jason less as an undead serial killer but as a demonic worm who can BodySurf. Future installments tend to act like it never happened. It says something that the comedic one with the Alice Cooper soundtrack, the crossover with Freddy, the one with the telekinetic girl, and the future one where Jason becomes a cyborg, all fit better in the series lore than part IX.

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** The Christmas Special at first seems to be purely non-canon nonsense; it features a Dr. Seuss-esque rhyming story about Starscream inventing a new holiday done in a cartoony art style. The main feature is a bizarre pastiche of Christmas tropes where for reasons that [[MakesSenseInContext totally make sense]] the crew must decorate a large conical green thing with baubles, string up lights, wear paper crowns, and spend the evening nestled snug in their B.E.D.s. It's implied that some of this is because [[MadScientist Brainstorm]] invented a "[[LampshadeHanging contrivance engine]]". And yet, it's actually canon; the swarm of scraplets that Whirl befriends shows up again in the series finale.

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* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' had an out-of-universe one in the 8.11. To make a long story short, some [[DidntThinkThisThrough badly thought out adjustments]] made [[GlassCannon marks]][[MagikarpPower men]] champions ''absolutely useless'', forcing teams to go to some pretty absurd lengths to balance a team without using one. Supports going mid, duo bruisers botlane, and more were a feature of that meta. Riot eventually wised up and un-nerfed marksmen, which stopped the hilarious insanity but meant that an entire class wasn't completely irrelevant any more.


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* Chapter 72-B of ''Fanfic/TheParselmouthOfGryffindor'', posted on April Fools' Day, is a metafictional piece of fluff where [[CreatorCameo the author drops in]] to announce the story's going on a hiatus to the characters.

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* ''LetsPlay/{{videogamedunkey}}'' is already known for SurrealHumor, but then there's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znsRorTPX6Q Pet Me Horse]]. It's just... it just is. At best guess, it's some kind of parody of ''VideoGame/WarioWare''. It's one of the few videos he has Unlisted, which might mean it was too out-there even for him.
-->'''Dunkey:''' [[MindScrew Pet pet pet. Pet pet the future.]]


* ''Film/SlumberPartyMassacreII'', which is a ''musical'' full of MindScrew where the psycho is a ghostly rockabilly who kills with a drill attached to an electric guitar. [[Film/TheSlumberPartyMassacre The previous film]] was comedic, but not random as fuck like this one, while the proceeding one was completely serious, and the villains of both of those were just crazy, non-supernatural guys.
* ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreetPart2FreddysRevenge'' has few thematic elements in common with the rest of the series, going for a DemonicPossession angle over the "dream killer" story of its predecessor. The original and the later sequels work as one continuous storyline, but the events of this one are [[CanonDiscontinuity largely forgotten]].

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* ''Film/SlumberPartyMassacreII'', which is a ''musical'' full of MindScrew where the psycho is a ghostly rockabilly who kills people with a drill attached to an electric guitar. [[Film/TheSlumberPartyMassacre The previous film]] was comedic, but not as random as fuck like this one, while the proceeding one was completely serious, and the villains of both of those were just crazy, non-supernatural guys.
* ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreetPart2FreddysRevenge'' has few thematic elements in common with the rest of the series, going for a DemonicPossession angle over the "dream killer" story of its predecessor. The original and the later sequels work as one continuous storyline, but the events of this one are [[CanonDiscontinuity [[BroadStrokes largely forgotten]].


* Episode 13 of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', "The Call of Dagomon" (a.k.a. the "Dark Ocean" episode). A tribute to Creator/HPLovecraft written by Creator/ChiakiKonaka that was occasionally referenced, but never fully explained.

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* Episode 13 of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', "The Call of Dagomon" (a.k.a. the "Dark Ocean" episode). A tribute to Creator/HPLovecraft written by Creator/ChiakiKonaka and unusually high on horror elements that was occasionally referenced, but never fully explained.explained. This turned out to be a case of AbortedArc as the episode was supposed to start a Dagomon/Dark Ocean Arc that never came to be due to disputes between writers.


* Even by the [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros series']] usual standards, ''VideoGame/MarioPlusRabbidsKingdomBattle'' is just downright insane. The plot involves a portal suddenly opening up over the Mushroom Kingdom, causing the VideoGame/RavingRabbids to come through it and invade the Kingdom. Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Yoshi then fight back with arm cannons, laser guns, and bazookas as they journey through a [[RealityIsOutToLunch discombobulated version of the kingdom]] alongside four good Rabbids dressed like them, blowing up bad Rabbids all the way, including Rabbid versions of characters like Donkey Kong. While it's just another day for the Rabbids, for the ''Mario'' series, this is unlike anything the series has ever seen.
** VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2 was this in a sense: [[DolledUpInstallment Adapted]] from the Japanese video game ''VideoGame/DokiDokiPanic'', its game mechanics are a little skewed compared to both earlier and later installments and the game itself is an adventure based on a dream Mario had. A PragmaticAdaptation, however, in that the [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBrosTheLostLevels Japanese Super Mario 2]] was essentially a MissionPackSequel and Nintendo of America thought it wouldn't sell well in the United States.

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Even by the [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros series']] series' usual standards, ''VideoGame/MarioPlusRabbidsKingdomBattle'' is just downright insane. The plot involves a portal suddenly opening up over the Mushroom Kingdom, causing the VideoGame/RavingRabbids to come through it and invade the Kingdom. Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Yoshi then fight back with arm cannons, laser guns, and bazookas as they journey through a [[RealityIsOutToLunch discombobulated version of the kingdom]] alongside four good Rabbids dressed like them, blowing up bad Rabbids all the way, including Rabbid versions of characters like Donkey Kong. While it's just another day for the Rabbids, for the ''Mario'' series, this is unlike anything the series has ever seen.
** VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2 was this in a sense: ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2''. [[DolledUpInstallment Adapted]] from the Japanese video game ''VideoGame/DokiDokiPanic'', its game mechanics are a little skewed compared to both earlier and later installments and the game itself is an adventure based on a dream Mario had. A PragmaticAdaptation, however, in that the [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBrosTheLostLevels Japanese Super Mario 2]] was essentially sequel]] of the first game is a MissionPackSequel and Nintendo of America thought back then it wouldn't sell well in the United States.


** [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2]] was this in a sense: [[DolledUpInstallment Adapted]] from the Japanese video game ''[[VideoGame/DokiDokiPanic]]'', its game mechanics are a little skewed compared to both earlier and later installments and the game itself is an adventure based on a dream Mario had. A PragmaticAdaptation, however, in that the [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBrosTheLostLevels Japanese Super Mario 2]] was essentially an ExpansionPackSequel and Nintendo of America thought it wouldn't sell well in the United States.

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** [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2]] VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2 was this in a sense: [[DolledUpInstallment Adapted]] from the Japanese video game ''[[VideoGame/DokiDokiPanic]]'', ''VideoGame/DokiDokiPanic'', its game mechanics are a little skewed compared to both earlier and later installments and the game itself is an adventure based on a dream Mario had. A PragmaticAdaptation, however, in that the [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBrosTheLostLevels Japanese Super Mario 2]] was essentially an ExpansionPackSequel a MissionPackSequel and Nintendo of America thought it wouldn't sell well in the United States.

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** [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2]] was this in a sense: [[DolledUpInstallment Adapted]] from the Japanese video game ''[[VideoGame/DokiDokiPanic]]'', its game mechanics are a little skewed compared to both earlier and later installments and the game itself is an adventure based on a dream Mario had. A PragmaticAdaptation, however, in that the [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBrosTheLostLevels Japanese Super Mario 2]] was essentially an ExpansionPackSequel and Nintendo of America thought it wouldn't sell well in the United States.


* Episode 22 of the ''Manga/BlackButler'' {{anime}} adaptation was pretty random, though since it was near the final episode it did have something to do with the {{plot}}. In fact, since the {{anime}} OvertookTheManga, it had a lot of stuff which didn't make sense. Anyway, in this episode, Ciel and Sebastian go to Paris for the World's Fair. Ciel reads about how there's a stuffed Angel somewhere there, so they go look at it [[spoiler:due to the fact that they had previously encountered an Angel named Angela]] only to find it's just a taxidermy monkey with wings attached. Suddenly, the monkey COMES TO LIFE! And it ATTACKS SEBASTIAN! And DESTROYS THE LIGHTING! So Ciel runs off to escape the evil winged monkey of doom, and goes to an elevator that leads to the Eiffel Tower. And who should he meet but...THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND! And her butler, Ash! When they go up to the top of the Eiffel Tower, the Queen lifts her veil to reveal [[spoiler:that she's all young again. And it turns out that Ash is an Angel too, and had sewn the Queen and her late husband Albert together...which...somehow made her all youthful or something. And of course, it turns out Queen Vicky was secretly behind Ash's evil plans and the murder of Ciel's parents]]. So, Ash is about to attack Ciel or something, but just then, Sebby turns up (obviously finished his epic battle with the evil winged monkey of doom) and fights him off with cutlery. The Queen and Ash escape and our two "heroes" return to their hotel. And the next morning, his faithful butler hath vanished! So, Ciel attempts to find his own way back to London, which he isn't very successful with. And he strokes a cat at one point. Isn't he allergic to them? Anyway, he finally stows away on a ship, where he meets the Undertaker, who feeds him bone-shaped biscuits. They return to London to find... [[spoiler:London is burning!]] The next episode makes it all sillier when you discover [[spoiler:Angela and Ash are one and the same]].

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* ''ComicBook/{{Robin|Series}}'': Has an odd bit where Killer Moth starts asexually reproducing and fills an abandoned YMCA with tiny rude versions of himself that try to eat each other and grow to adulthood in about a week, and start running about Gotham nude attacking people when they're big enough to get out of the pool. This new power of Walker's was never mentioned or used again.


* ''Videogame/TheStanleyParable'' puts the player in one if they should deliberately take the wrong paths, basically frustrating the Narrator, and eventually putting the player in a Director's Commentary room, before ''finally'' having them have the only way to escape alive is to turn the game ''off''.

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* ''Videogame/TheStanleyParable'' puts the player in one if they should deliberately take the wrong paths, basically frustrating the Narrator, and eventually putting the Narrator. The player [[MultipleEndings might find themselves]] going around in circles while Stanley slowly goes crazy; they might find themselves following [[TradeSnark the Stanley Parable Adventure Line™]] in a Director's Commentary room, before ''finally'' having futile effort to get the story back on track; they might even end up in [[DevelopersRoom a museum full of trivia about the game's development]], after which a ''second'' narrator begs them have to break the only way to escape alive is to turn cycle by turning the game ''off''.off.

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