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Can sometimes result in a FunnyAneurysmMoment down the line. And of course, can result more immediately in DudeNotFunny Also compare BlackComedy.

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Can sometimes result in a FunnyAneurysmMoment down the line. And of course, can result more immediately in DudeNotFunny Also compare BlackComedy. Not to be confused with ParodiedTrope.


* ''Series/AngieTribeca,'' as a parody of police procedurals, lives on this trope.

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* ''Series/AngieTribeca,'' ''Series/AngieTribeca'', as a parody of police procedurals, lives on this trope.



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* Webcomics/CthulhuSlippers does this with the end of the world, horrible deaths, BlackMagic and pretty much the entire Franchise/CthulhuMythos.
* Webcomics/PennyArcade plays both Tycho and Gabe's psychotic moments for laughs, even if death and destruction follows.

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* Webcomics/CthulhuSlippers Webcomic/CthulhuSlippers does this with the end of the world, horrible deaths, BlackMagic and pretty much the entire Franchise/CthulhuMythos.
* Webcomics/PennyArcade Webcomic/PennyArcade plays both Tycho and Gabe's psychotic moments for laughs, even if death and destruction follows.


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* HK-47 in ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' is the same, especially as he's open about it.

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* HK-47 in ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' is the same, especially as he's open about it.

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* ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''. Han and Chewie's attempts to repair the ''Falcon'' provide some comedy in an otherwise very serious movie. They may be great pilots, but they are mediocre mechanics at best. This includes an onscreen DIYDisaster where Han tells Chewie to power up a system that Han just repaired, and it proceeds to blow up in Han's face, causing him to frantically shout for Chewie to turn it off.


* The relationship tester in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', done by [[DirtyOldMan Old Hubba]] and available in the extras menu, comes with a warning that it is completely random, played for laughs, and should not be taken seriously, most likely to avoid massive InternetBackdraft from the fanboys and fangirls when Old Hubba gives a bad fortune and sinks their favorite ship or proposes... [[CrackPairing interesting alternatives.]]

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* The relationship tester in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', done by [[DirtyOldMan Old Hubba]] and available in the extras menu, comes with a warning that it is completely random, played for laughs, and should not be taken seriously, most likely to avoid massive InternetBackdraft backlash from the fanboys and fangirls when Old Hubba gives a bad fortune and sinks their favorite ship or proposes... [[CrackPairing interesting alternatives.]]


* The infamous Lucy-pulling-the-football-away-from-Charlie-Brown gag in the ''{{Peanuts}}'' series.

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* The infamous Lucy-pulling-the-football-away-from-Charlie-Brown gag in the ''{{Peanuts}}'' ''Franchise/{{Peanuts}}'' series.


Can sometimes result in HarsherInHindsight or a FunnyAneurysmMoment down the line. And of course, can result more immediately in DudeNotFunny Also compare BlackComedy.

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Can sometimes result in HarsherInHindsight or a FunnyAneurysmMoment down the line. And of course, can result more immediately in DudeNotFunny Also compare BlackComedy.


Contrast PlayedForDrama; sometimes, the [[CanonicalListOfSubtleTropeDistinctions only difference]] between one {{trope}} and another is that one is played for laughs, while the other is played for drama.

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Contrast PlayedForDrama; PlayedForDrama and PlayedForHorror; sometimes, the [[CanonicalListOfSubtleTropeDistinctions only difference]] between one {{trope}} and another is that one is played for laughs, while the other is played for drama.


* Webcomics/CthulhuSlippers does this with the end of the world, horrible deaths, BlackMagic and pretty much the entire CthulhuMythos.

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* Webcomics/CthulhuSlippers does this with the end of the world, horrible deaths, BlackMagic and pretty much the entire CthulhuMythos.Franchise/CthulhuMythos.


* Germany and Japan hysterically bowing and begging for forgiveness after repeatedly [[AccidentialPervert tugging and yanking]] on Italy's curl in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'' is this.

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* Germany and Japan hysterically bowing and begging for forgiveness after repeatedly [[AccidentialPervert tugging and yanking]] on Italy's curl in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'' Unità]]'': Germany and Japan hysterically bowing and begging for forgiveness after repeatedly [[AccidentalPervert tugging and yanking]] on Italy's curl is this.

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* Germany and Japan hysterically bowing and begging for forgiveness after repeatedly [[AccidentialPervert tugging and yanking]] on Italy's curl in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'' is this.


* The most famous example is probably ''[[DrStrangelove Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb]]'' and how it plays TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt as a farcical BlackComedy.

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* The most famous example is probably ''[[DrStrangelove ''[[Film/DrStrangelove Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb]]'' and how it plays TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt as a farcical BlackComedy.


* ''TheMikado'' does this with all manner of bloodthirstiness, despite being a light romantic comedy, including, for example, a song ("The Criminal Cried as He Dropped Him Down") in which the chorus goes:

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* ''TheMikado'' ''Theatre/TheMikado'' does this with all manner of bloodthirstiness, despite being a light romantic comedy, including, for example, a song ("The Criminal Cried as He Dropped Him Down") in which the chorus goes:



* Depending on your interpretation (not to mention the director's), ''Theatre/TitusAndronicus'' might be played this way, with murder, genocide, rape, infidelity and cannibalism PlayedForLaughs

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* Depending on your interpretation (not to mention the director's), ''Theatre/TitusAndronicus'' might be played this way, with murder, genocide, rape, infidelity and cannibalism PlayedForLaughs
PlayedForLaughs.


* The blog ''Cut!'' is SlenderMan PlayedForLaughs. At one point, [[TookALevelInDumbass Slendy himself actually bumps into a clear glass door before slinking off in embarrassment.]]

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* The blog ''Cut!'' is SlenderMan [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]] PlayedForLaughs. At one point, [[TookALevelInDumbass Slendy himself actually bumps into a clear glass door before slinking off in embarrassment.]]

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