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* FreudianExcuse: The characters are all flawed in various ways, and a number of them have this to one degree or another.
** Ted is a serial killer as an adult, and he places much significance on his father hitting him as a child.
** Otto was mocked and bullied in his childhood, and he later became desperate and manipulative.
** Dagmar had troubled relationship with her father; when she was a child, a man tried to kill her just to get revenge on her dad. Her upbringing influenced her later rocky relationships.
** Jocko spent an unhappy period in an orphanage in his childhood, and he became a very tough customer later in life.
** Ike's memories suggest that his father didn't give him the understanding and approval he wanted as a child, and that he became obsessed with Hitler due to a vague similarity between Hitler and Ike's father.
** The IRS man saw his dog run over by a man speeding to file a late tax return, so he became fixated on supporting the legal system and punishing cheaters.
** Even Oscar wants, on some level, to get revenge on people after being used and abused in the past.


* AnimalMotif: Animals hold an important part in several characters' lives: dogs for Dagmar and the IRS Man, rodents for Otto, butterflies for Ted, and goldfish for Timmy.

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* AnimalMotif: Animals hold an important part in several most of the characters' lives: dogs for Dagmar and the IRS Man, rodents for Otto, butterflies for Ted, and goldfish for Timmy.Timmy. Even Dixie comments "guess the best family I ev'r had wuz poor little Moochy."

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* AnimalMotif: Animals hold an important part in several characters' lives: dogs for Dagmar and the IRS Man, rodents for Otto, butterflies for Ted, and goldfish for Timmy.


Bad Day On The Midway is a 1995 CD-ROM game from Music/TheResidents, with 3D graphics by the late Jim Ludtke.

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Bad ''Bad Day On The Midway Midway'' is a 1995 CD-ROM game from Music/TheResidents, with 3D graphics by the late Jim Ludtke.


** Dagmar's has the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin fitting]] name of "Dagmar, The Dog Woman".

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** Dagmar's has the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin fitting]] name of "Dagmar, The Dog Woman".Woman".
* OnlyFatalToAdults: ThePlague will inevitably kill off every adult in the park, including the character the player is controlling. Timmy, however, is immune to it.


** For Timmy, the aptly named "Timmy".

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** For Timmy, the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin aptly named named]] "Timmy".



** Ted's "Ugly Liberation".

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** Ted's "Ugly Liberation".Liberation".
** Dagmar's has the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin fitting]] name of "Dagmar, The Dog Woman".


** Jocko has "The Seven Tattoos".

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** Jocko has "The Seven Tattoos".Tattoos".
** Ted's "Ugly Liberation".


** The IRS Man's "Tears of A Taxman".

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** The IRS Man's "Tears of A Taxman".Taxman".
** Jocko has "The Seven Tattoos".


* AmusementPark: Of course, the Midway itself, run-down and broke. It shows shades of AmusementParkOfDoom.

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* AmusementPark: Of course, the The Midway itself, run-down and broke. It shows shades of AmusementParkOfDoom.AmusementParkOfDoom and CrappyCarnival.



* Leitmotif: When you assume control of another character, a short segment from the soundtrack plays for a few seconds.

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* Leitmotif: {{Leitmotif}}: When you assume control of another character, a short segment from the soundtrack plays for a few seconds.



** Otto has "I Ain't Seen No Rats".

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** Otto has gets "I Ain't Seen No Rats".Rats".
** The IRS Man's "Tears of A Taxman".


Bad Day On The Midway is a 1995 CD-ROM game from Music/TheResidents,

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Bad Day On The Midway is a 1995 CD-ROM game from Music/TheResidents,
Music/TheResidents, with 3D graphics by the late Jim Ludtke.



* AbusiveParents: Most of the characters, if not all, have had a bad childhood. Some of which fit into this trope.



** It has a betting booth that stars Oscar the Racing Rat as he runs in a roulette and has people guess which of the six holes inside he will go in.

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** It has a betting booth that stars Oscar the Racing Rat as he runs in a roulette and has people guess which of the six holes inside he will go in. The game is rigged against you by Otto, but still...
* ArtShift: The backstories of the various characters are accompanied by wacky 2D-drawn sequences by various guest artists.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The women working in the Midway; respectively, Dixie, Dagmar and Lottie. [[AdaptationDyeJob At least,]] [[ArtShift in the 3D models...]]
* Leitmotif: When you assume control of another character, a short segment from the soundtrack plays for a few seconds.
** For Timmy, the aptly named "Timmy".
** Dixie has "God's Teardrops".
** Otto has "I Ain't Seen No Rats".


Something like {{Blackmail}}, a crazy SerialKiller, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and tax problems]].

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Something like {{Blackmail}}, the mystery of the Midway's owner in a coma, a crazy SerialKiller, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and tax problems]].



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Here is the [[Characters/BadDayOnTheMidway character page]].

!!This game contains examples of:

*AmusementPark: Of course, the Midway itself, run-down and broke. It shows shades of AmusementParkOfDoom.
** It does seem to have rollercoaster roads around it, but you never get the chance to ride it.
** It has a shooting gallery called Kill-a-Commie, in which the targets are DirtyCommunists.
** It has two exposition museums: the "three-headed abominable snowman", and the "sperm whale giving birth to an electric eel".
** It has a betting booth that stars Oscar the Racing Rat as he runs in a roulette and has people guess which of the six holes inside he will go in.


As soon as the game starts, you take control of Timmy, a naive and excitable young boy that misses a violin lesson to check out the Midway, an amusement park he heard about in his town.

Bad Day On The Midway is a 1995 CD-ROM game from Music/TheResidents...

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As soon as the game starts, you You take control of Timmy, a naive and excitable young boy that misses a violin lesson to check out the Midway, an amusement park he heard about in his town.

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But the deeper you go into the Midway, and the more [[DysfunctionJunction quirky characters]] among the lot that you meet and are told the past of, you just may realize that there's something deeply wrong going on...
Something like {{Blackmail}}, a crazy SerialKiller, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and tax problems]].

Bad Day On The Midway is a 1995 CD-ROM game from Music/TheResidents...
Music/TheResidents,

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As soon as the game starts, you take control of Timmy, a naive and excitable young boy that misses a violin lesson to check out the Midway, an amusement park he heard about in his town.

Bad Day On The Midway is a 1995 CD-ROM game from Music/TheResidents...

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