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A specific type of Call-Back wherein a previously humorous or light hearted moment in the continuity is called back to and takes on a much harsher tone. For example a previously funny catch phrase will be repeated on someone's deathbed or a light-hearted memory will be referenced, making the memory take on a darker tone.

Compare Cerebus Retcon when a comedy plot element is deconstructed and played straight and Dark Reprise when it's a song. See also "Funny Aneurysm" Moment for an unintentional version of this. Note that it only counts when the previous moment is actually referenced. When it's a form of dialogue reversal, see Ironic Echo. When the thing being called back to seemed like more of a throwaway than anything, that's Meaningful Echo. When an apparent throwaway gag turns out to be significant to the plot, it's a Chekhov's Gag.



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    Anime and Manga 
  • Kaguya-sama: Love is War: When Yu Ishigami is first introduced, Suicide as Comedy is a major part of his character; because he wrongly thinks he's pissed off Kaguya (and believes she's rich and powerful enough that making him "disappear" would be trivial), several chapters had him announce "I'm going home early so I can kill myself", and one sight gag even had him trying on a noose for size. Much later in the series, he unintentionally hurts the feelings of the girl he likes; as a result he actually does want to die, and when he trips and starts falling down a flight of stairs he doesn't even attempt to catch himself. The only reason he isn't severely hurt is because someone else caught him, breaking her arm in the process.

    Comic Books 
  • Spider-Man
  • Mighty Avengers (2013): The events of Nextwave are retconned as being Mind Rape inflicted on Monica Rambeau and the others by bored reality warpers, with Monica in particular being traumatised because absolutely no-one believed the team when they mentioned what happened.
    • One particular line get pointed out specifically, namely the gag that Monica's mother was in Hell, being used as a kickstand by giant weasels dressed as cheerleaders (it's that kind of comic), all because she told Monica to get a real job. When Monica gets a chance to get even with the ones responsible, it throws the line about Monica's mother back at her. Since Monica loved her mom, this just makes her even angrier.

    Film — Animated 
  • In Coraline, each of the wonders that the Other Mother made become this. Coraline gets terrorized by the birds and plants in the garden, the theater ends up being filled with dog-bats while the Other Spink and Forcible have turned into taffy monsters, and in Other Bobinski's circus she is attacked by everything in the room (including the cotton candy cannons) with the mice turning into rats.
  • Tangled:
    • As Flynn lies dying he whispers to Rapunzel "You were my new dream", referencing a light-hearted song from earlier in the film "I've Got A Dream".
    • During Flynn and Rapunzel's conversation while waiting for the lanterns, Rapunzel asks what will happen to her after her dream of seeing the lanterns is fulfilled, and Flynn answers "Well, that's the good part, I guess. You get to go find a new dream."
  • During the number "A Guy Like You" in The Hunchback of Notre Dame the gargoyles give Quasimodo the Ace of Hearts card while they're trying to convince him that Esmeralda would love him. Shortly after this when he sees Esmeralda kissing Phoebus, he pulls out the card and rips it up.
  • In Sausage Party, the film is rather bright and cheery, with the foods believing that once they're chosen that they will be going to heaven. Of course, some of the foods end up expiring and are sent straight to the trash can by Darren the Dark Lord...but that's about it, and it's likely most of the foods are going to be chosen anyway. However, it eventually becomes apparent what the Great Beyond actually is, and the film suddenly takes a much darker turn.
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World When Hiccup makes the new automatic tail fin for Toothless, Toothless rears up on his back legs to lick at his face and pull him into a hug. Before taking the dragons away to the Hidden World, he hugs a crying Hiccup in the same way, and this time, it's anything but humorous.

    Film — Live Action 
  • The Princess Diaries:
    • Mia and Clarisse go out for a day of fun and take a string of funny photos together in a booth. After Mia has been publicly humiliated at the beach party, when Clarisse is criticising her you see Mia looking sadly at the photos.
    • Early in the film, in the scene before Mia visits Clarisse for the first time, Mia and her classmates are put in a choir to sing a song called "Catch a Falling Star". Said song is also sung during the climax, when Mia is on her car out on the pouring rain.
  • A Knight's Tale has a scene where William first arrives in London, he imagines that a young boy cheering him on is himself as a child. Later on as he sits in the stocks the same boy runs up to him and slaps him in the face.
  • The Hole has a really dark example. In Liz's version of events the group make up a fake scenario to fool Martyn. The scene is done comically but then when we see the real story the same things they used appear again such as Frankie getting sick (and eventually dying), the water going off and everyone ganging up on Liz.
  • The Breakfast Club has Brian talking about how he failed shop because he couldn't make a ceramic elephant, which leads into a bit of joking on the part of the others. A few minutes later when the entire discussion has gone a bit more dramatic, Brian reveals he brought a gun to school because he couldn't get the elephant to work, implying he wanted to kill himself. It gets subverted when they all end up laughing about it anyway, as it was a) a flare gun, and b) he further implies he was going to use it to destroy the elephant.
  • The group picture the girls in The Descent take of themselves the morning of the caving trip shows up at the end with the credits rolling over it.
  • In Thelma & Louise, Thelma and Louise take a polaroid photo of themselves at the start of their trip and stick it to the rear view mirror in the car. The photo flies off the mirror just as the car goes plunging into the Grand Canyon.
  • In the horror film The Innocents, we first Flora's pet tortoise, Rupert, in a number of lighthearted scenes early in the film. He appears for the last time towards the end, when an arguably possessed Miles throws him through a greenhouse wall in a fit of blind fury, presumably killing him.
  • American Animals: After The Caper goes horribly awry, Spencer flashes back to all the fun times he had planning the caper from earlier in the film.
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home sees the BARF device from Captain America: Civil War fall under this as a pre-Mysterio Quentin Beck is revealed to be the one who created the device, intended to weaponize it, was fired for being unstable, hated the name Tony gave it and one of the people helping Beck is the tech Stane assigned to build the Iron Monger suit in Iron Man. Interestingly, a sign of his instability is when his Self-Serving Memory has an audience heard laughing at the name when that never happened in the actual film.
  • Early in Halloween (1978), Laurie gets scared by an ominous-sounding phone call... which turns out to be Annie playing a prank. She later overhears Lynda being strangled over the phone, and assumes it's another of Annie's pranks.

  • In Animorphs, Rachel is initially simply more short-tempered than the others, causing Marco to refer to her as "Xena: Warrior Princess." However, as the book series goes on, she starts becoming more and more violent, culminating with her going on a suicide mission that involves a lot of bloodshed.
  • In the first novel of Accel World, Haruyuki, facing his friend Takumu in a duel, declares that even if Taku is better than him at most things, Haru can't be defeated at video games. Despite being at a disadvantage against Taku, since they're respectively Level 1 and Level 4, Haru awakens his unique Flight ability and has Taku at his mercy, but allows the duel to end in a draw so that Taku doesn't lose all his points. Ten volumes later, Haru, now Level 5, goes up against Wolfram Cerberus, a Level 1, and ends up losing badly, in large part due to Cerberus' Physical Immunity move. Haru, realizing that the tables have been turned, and he's the higher level player who loses to a newcomer with a strong ability, feels awful about saying such a thing to Taku, but Taku doesn't hold it against him.
  • Shadow of the Conqueror:
    • Cueseg continuously teases Lyrah about sex early on, and her intense discomfort is Played for Laughs. This humor becomes utterly horrifying when it's revealed later in the book that she was given The Scarpia Ultimatum when she was fourteen, and subsequently raped dozens of times by Dayless the Conqueror. Cueseg himself is the first to realize it.
    • Ahrek and Lyrah have a similar reaction at around the same time when they learn that Daylen is actually Dayless, which makes all of their previous interactions with him incredibly disturbing for both of them.
  • Brief Cases: Inverted. Back in Changes, Harry said, “I will make Maggie safe. If the world burns because of that, then so be it. Me and the kid will roast some marshmallows,” and it was one of the signs of him becoming The Unfettered. In "Zoo Day", Maggie asks, “What if I set something on fire?”, and Harry replies, “Maybe we’ll roast some marshmallows,” but this time it's a lighthearted joke meant to reassure Maggie that he is with her and nothing bad is going to happen.

    Live-Action TV 
  • The Charmed episode "Vaya Con Leos" opens with a humorous scene of Leo trying to persuade Piper to buy an old van. At the end of the episode when he has to be taken away to save his life Piper is seen in the garage tearfully looking at the van.
  • In the Angel episode "A Hole In The World" there is a Running Gag early on about the characters arguing on who would win in a fight - cavemen or astronauts. Towards the end of the episode as Fred lies dying, infected with the spirit of an ancient demon she whispers "cavemen win, cavemen always win" as a reference to the plot parallel of their modern technologies being unable to stop the ancient demon.
    • The same episode has a light-hearted flashback scene of Fred packing up her things preparing to move to Los Angeles. At the end of the next episode when Fred has died they show another scene of her waving goodbye to her parents and driving off to Los Angeles.
    • In the episode where Doyle dies, there is a lighthearted scene with him making a commercial for Angel Investigations. The final product is shown at the end with his Heroic Sacrifice coloring the lines very differently. In particular, he says, "Is that it? Am I done?" asking about finishing the filming, but it becomes about his time on the show afterwards.
  • In Breaking Bad, Walter laughs about a furniture store jingle with a person he kidnapped. The furniture store is called Tampico, and as he eventually ends up killing the person he kidnapped in self defence just as he was about to let him go the next time they show the Tampico brand, it is quite a dark moment.
  • In the first episode of Kamen Rider Gaim, Kouta is looking for a missing friend when he's attacked by a monster. He transforms into Gaim for the first time and destroys it, and like the beginnings of other Kamen Rider series it's presented as a triumphant warrior ready to claim his heroic destiny. But later on, it's revealed that the monster that Kouta killed that day was his missing friend, turning the whole scene on its head. The series even managed to use this call back twice; once when the audience found out and again when Kouta himself discovered it.
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: In "FZZT" Ward jumps out of an airplane to save Simmons. This gets him a slap-on-the-wrist reprimand from Coulson for endangering himself as well, but also endears him to the team as he shows that despite his Ineffectual Loner personality, he does care about them and has a Big Brother Instinct. Later, in "Providence", Ward cites this story as the moment he gained the rest of the team's trust. By that point, however, it had been revealed that Ward was actually an agent of HYDRA. He then goes on to explain how he saved Simmons solely to provoke this response.
  • The George Lopez Show: In the Season 3 premiere "Dubya, Dad and Dating", Benny makes an off-hand mention of a crime she committed 30 years ago in El Paso. At the beginning of Season 6, this funny joke becomes a full-blown story arc when Benny is arrested and put on trial for her crime.
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation had an early episode "The Naked Now" when Tasha had sex with Data while everyone was intoxicated then at the end insisted it "never happened". More than a year later and after Tasha has died in the acclaimed episode, "The Measure of a Man", when Data was on trial to defend his rights, it's shown that he keeps a holographic image of Tasha. When asked why this particular crew member meant so much to him, he mentions how they'd been intimate.
  • All of Sherlock's hectic behavior in Elementary becomes less amusing after he's diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome in part due to his recklessness.
  • On 30 Rock, Liz dreads attending her high school reunion and is shown in flashbacks being aggressively approached by the popular kids and mumbling and fleeing in fear while others laugh at her. Then, at the reunion it's revealed that Liz was actually considered to be the school bully and that what she remembers as awkwardly mumbled excuses were actually devastating put downs that hurt people who were reaching out in genuine friendship.
  • In Season 1 of Schitt's Creek, family matriarch and Lady Drunk Moira Rose freaks out after googling herself and hides in the motel closet. This is Played for Laughs as her put-upon but devoted husband and two adult children discuss how to manage her meltdown, something they are all experienced at doing. In Season 5, The Roses are hosting an after party for her successful community theatre production when Moira receives word that her movie comeback has been shelved. She wails, collapses and crawls into the same closet. This time, the audience is well aware of how much the movie meant to Moira and how hard she works at her creative endeavors. It's still funny, but this time it's heartbreaking as well.
  • In the first episode of Red Dwarf, Lister says that the last time Rimmer took the astronavigation exam, he wrote "I am a fish" 400 times, did a funny little dance, and fainted. In the Series XII episode "Siliconia", Rimmer has a mostly Played for Drama speech about The Evils of Free Will, in which says that he spent his miserable childhood envying his goldfish.


  • In "Don't Let Me Go", Donkey's introductory song in Shrek: The Musical, he sings, "You need a pal, my calendar's open!" to Shrek. Given the nature of the song and character, it's a silly plea to Shrek to take Donkey along with him. Cut to Shrek singing "Who I'd Be", where Donkey's line is repeated but in a much more somber context and is a more genuine attempt to reach out to Shrek and offer friendship; it's right after Shrek sings of being in the dark and alone for his entire life, before Donkey and Fiona showed him compassion.

    Video Games 
  • Undertale features a gag early on where examining Sans' book reveals that it's a joke book hidden in a quantum physics book, with a joke book inside the quantum physics book, with a quantum physics book behind that joke book. At first it just seems like Sans being his goofy self, but as the game goes on, we learn that Sans has a measure of Medium Awareness and his personality is more of a Sad Clown...because there's almost nothing he can do to stop some schmuck from another dimension from murdering him and all of his friends just for the fun of it.
  • The Legend of Zelda:
    • In The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, whenever Link purifies a Light Spirit spring and frees the surrounding region of Twilight, Midna, who rides on Wolf Link's back in the Twilight but must hide in his shadow in normal Hyrule, will playfully say "See you later!" before disappearing into his shadow. She says this again at the end when she must return to the Twilight Realm while destroying the Mirror of Twilight, knowing fully well that this means she will never see Link again.
    • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword begins with Zelda waking up Link by having her Loftwing deliver a letter to him that brings up how much of a Sleepyhead he is. Later, when Zelda decides to go into a deep sleep in the Temple of Hylia thousands of years in the past to maintain the seal keeping Demise imprisoned, she notes that Link is the one who will have to wake her up in the present once Demise is destroyed.
  • In Paper Mario: Sticker Star, the first Thing Sticker we see in action is the pair of green scissors slicing away Bowser Jr, who ends up defeated but still whole and fine, and the whole thing is mostly Played for Laughs. Come Paper Mario: The Origami King, and the scene repeats: the green Scissors are introduced by slicing Bowser Jr... however this time it's played dead serious: the scissors are actually a supremely dangerous enemy and poor Bowser Jr ends up sliced into still-sentient confettis.

    Visual Novel 
  • Apollo Justice's "I'm fine!" catchphrase in the Ace Attorney series gets its fair share of these, the first being the Flashback to Catchphrase in "Dual Destinies" which reveals that Apollo and his childhood friend used to say it to convince themselves they were okay after their parents died, and again in "Spirit of Justice" where Trucy tries adopting it after her murder accusation but is very clearly being a Stepford Smiler.
  • Steins;Gate: When Ruka is first introduced, there is a Running Gag where Okabe will mention how ridiculously effeminate Ruka is, before saying "But... he's a guy!" This becomes a lot less funny the last time the gag is used, as by this time, Ruka has successfully (somehow) changed her gender to female at birth using D-Mail and is much happier as a result, but, as one of many changes made early in the story, must be changed back to save Mayuri's life and avert a Bad Future. And she knows it due to some Past-Life Memories leaking through. Okabe sounds extremely depressed when he says the line the final time.
  • In Rose Guns Days Season 1, there's a gag of Richard threatening someone on the phone to cut their fingers if they pay their debt too late… but stumbling on his words because he misread his cheat sheet, with Leo and Richard's bodyguard Cyrus laughing in the background. In Season 4 Richard has turned into a ruthless leader and uses the exact same thread on a businessman late to pay his protection money. This time, not only is it played completely seriously, but Richard does enforce his threat. Leo and Cyrus are still in the background, but the former, back after 3 years of absence, is not at all amused while the latter tells him it's Necessarily Evil.

    Web Comics 
  • Looking for Group: The dimwitted troll Tim is introduced early on and is a source of comedy with his ditzy stupid antics with his superior, Styx, joking that it's because he took too many blows to the head. The prequel stories revisits this with the reveal that Styx and Tim are brothers and Tim was actually very witty and coherent in his youth and took care of Styx (then a child). After Tim's brain injury Styx grows older and cares for his now mentally impaired brother with their roles reversed.

    Web Original 
  • In Everyman HYBRID, A Day In The Life was a Breather Episode of sorts, until hidden clips in future videos paint a more sinister tone on the whole day.
  • In Suburban Knights, The Nostalgia Critic gives Ma-Ti the "important mission" of getting him a coffee to keep him out of the way. In the end, after Ma-Ti sacrifices his life to defeat Malachite, the Critic goes back home to find Ma-Ti got him the coffee after all. Cue tears.
    • Remember all that funny Becoming the Mask and Critic refusing to get into character? Well, Ma-Ti dies, he rips off his always-present tie while running to him, loses his glasses and looks like he can't bear to wear his full Critic costume when he's depressed at home.
  • Welcome to Night Vale: An early episode has the throw-away line, "As my mother always told me, One day someone is going to kill you, Cecil. And it will involve a mirror." Objectively a disturbing statement, but (like most things on the show) funny because of the delivery. And then a few episodes later we get to hear recordings he apparently made when he was a teenager (but now has no memory of), and the tape seems to end with 15-year-old Cecil being killed by some supernatural entity that came out of his mirror. Present-day Cecil is understandably freaked out and destroys the tape.
  • My Little Pony: The Mentally Advanced Series: Well not exactly a light moment Celestia tearing apart filly!Twilight's prized stuffed bumblebee, was meant to be just another element of Black Comedy in a show full of it. But in RDP: The Haunting, an Eldritch Abomination uses this experience, to brainwash her into aiding it
  • During the events of Bennett the Sage's review of Jungle de Ikou!, Sage gouged out one of Gabe's eyes as a bit of Black Comedy. In the review for Sins of the Sisters, however, it is shown that Sage does harbor guilt over what he did and in the commentary, Bennett admitted this came from the realization that the original act was a rather hateful one and crafted the subplot to show Sage's guilt.
  • Philosophy Tube's video "Suic!de and Ment@l He@lth" consists of Abigail holding a very academically focused monologue about what classifies suicidality, and to what degree it's linked with mental illness, interspersed with little snippets of a conversation between a therapist and a Russian Cosmonaut, both played by Abigail. Then, the conversation suddenly shifts, with Abigail delivering a heartbreaking account of her own two suicide attempts and history of self-harm, and how she uses the image of the Cosmonaut as a metaphor for how she feels in the moments where she wants to kill herself.
    • The followup video, "Men. Abuse. Trauma.", has Abigail recounting her first experience with a therapist. During her first session, she told her a funny story about her recent ex-girlfriend. When she moved out, she left an IKEA-cabinet behind, and Abigail needed to take it apart and throw it out. She describes how, eventually, she got so worked up over it she just started ripping it apart with her bare hands, kicking it apart and throwing the pieces onto the curb. Her therapist then explained to her that this was a symptom of trauma as a result of abuse. Abigail denied that she was traumatized... but then started recounting stories about her girlfriend's verbal, emotional, sometimes physical abuse, all while making increasingly flimsy excuses for her, to the point where she starts literally screaming at the camera that it was her own fault anyway.

    Western Animation 
  • Bojack Horseman has quite a few of these:
    • In a Flash Back scene Bojack is heckled onstage by his future comedy mentor Herb Kazzaz, and offstage Bojack responds by telling him to "get cancer." In a later episode, Herb is reintroduced in the present day, heavily debilitated and on his deathbed from... rectal cancer.
    • Secretariat's following Wham Shot aside, the start of Season 1's last episode has Secretatiat reading a letter from Bojack during a televised interview, and giving him advice about what he does when he's sad. The start of Season 2 shows Bojack's side of this. What was a friendly, and on the surface seemingly happy interview, barely gets to be heard by the young Bojack when his parents return home and immediately begin to row, forcing him to sit closer to the TV with the volume up as they shout and eventually throw flatwear around with loud crashes in the background.
  • Family Guy episode "Screams of Silence: The Story of Brenda Q." is a Very Special Episode about Quagmire's sister and her abusive boyfriend, who actually appeared two seasons earlier as a throwaway gag in "Jerome is the New Black".
  • In Steven Universe, when Steven talks to Peridot for the first time in "Marble Madness", she asks if "Stevens" have replaced "humans" as Earth's dominant species. He denies that, telling her about his friends. This comes back to bite him when the people he mentioned become the targets of Aquamarine and Topaz.
    Steven: Oh no, there's lots of humans! There's my dad, Connie, Lars and Sadie, the mailman, Onion... I think... Lots of people!
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • In "Ponyville Confidential", the Cutie Mark Crusaders' first attempt at journalism for the Foal Free Press ends with them in embarrassing situations; Scootaloo falls into a mud puddle, Sweetie Belle models a gaudy outfit, and Apple Bloom finds her baby pictures. Later on, it's revealed that Featherweight secretly took photographs of these moments, and Diamond Tiara blackmails them for trying to back out of writing hurtful gossip by threatening to publish them in the paper if they do.
    • In "It's About Time", Cerberus having wandered away from guarding the gates of Tartarus is treated as a one-off joke. Come the season 4 finale "Twilight's Kingdom", we learn that one of the most evil beings in Equestria escaped while Cerberus was away.
    • In "Do Princesses Dream Of Magic Sheep" Big Macintosh turns into an alicorn prince(ss?), Magical Girl Transformation Sequence and all. It's cute and funny until "Brotherhooves Social" reveals why he dreams about this: he feels inadequate next to his sister Applejack who's a national hero, thinks his sister Apple Bloom doesn't think much of him anymore, and just wants to be special: being a heroic alicorn prince would fix all of this.
  • In the season one finale of Star vs. the Forces of Evil, "Storm the Castle", Star gets rid of Big Bad Wannabe Ludo by throwing him through a random portal with nothing but the clothes on his back, and it's played for laughs. Then in the season 2 episode "Ludo in the Wild" we find Ludo was driven half-mad by starvation and isolation after getting stranded in an inter-dimensional void, and then subsequently got stranded in a snowy wilderness. Ludo not only comes out of this experience tougher and meaner, but in the process finds the other half of Star's wand, which had been "cleaved" in the season one finale.
  • The Simpsons:
    • In "Radio Bart", Bart gets a label maker from Patty and Selma for his birthday, and he uses it to stick "Property of Bart Simpson" labels all over the house. Later, when Bart uses a microphone and radio to trick the town into thinking a little boy is trapped down a well, he brags to Lisa that the police will never know the culprit even if they grow wise to the prank... until he realizes that he put such a property label on the radio, forcing him to try to retrieve it from the well and end up getting trapped for real.
    • Parodied in "Dark Knight Court," in which it's revealed that Moe is apparently traumatized by Bart's prank calls to him, a Running Gag in the early seasons.
  • The fifth season of Samurai Jack introduces the Daughters of Aku, seven assassins trained from birth to believe Aku is a benevolent being and Jack is a menace that must be disposed of. This calls back to the first season's "Aku's Fairy Tales", where Aku himself tries to brainwash children into thinking the same thing, but fails. Here we see the successful results of that, and it's not pretty.
  • Kaeloo: Episode 105 shows flashbacks to several episodes where Stumpy was abused or made fun of by his friends. When you watch those episodes at first, they seem funny, but not when you see the poor kid remember those things with tears in his eyes and his friends finally realize just how cruel they've been.
  • DuckTales (2017) has some examples:
    • Glomgold being dragged into the water by his shadow in "Shadow War!" is treated as just a humorous moment since it was just one scene. "The Ballad Of Duke Baloney!" shows a darker repercussion to it. He gets amnesia, and thinks he's someone named Duke Baloney. It turns that this is his actual name, and he slowly starts remembering how Scrooge inadvertently shortchanged him as a child in South Africa for a shoe shine, and vowed revenge on him.
    • In "Glomtales!" , it's revealed that Magica is stripped of her magic and is reduced to performing for kids' parties at Funzo's Funzone. The mascot then casually talks to her, as if he's completely oblivious to her evilness. Then the season 2 finale "Moonvasion!" shows that he's actually the Phantom Blot, who's working for FOWL, which is being run by Scrooge's board of directors without him knowing.
    • In "Quack Pack!", there is a quick gag about public disapproval being Dewey's one weakness, which causes him to comically lose his strength, energy and determination. Later in the season during "The Rumble for Ragnarok!", it returns, only this time his need for approval is Played for Drama as he feels that getting respect is just about the only thing that gives him worth.
  • In the Fancy Nancy episode "Shoe La La", a running gag has Nancy acting rather dramatically about not getting a pair of fancy red shows, eventually culminating in her wearing a funeral outfit, in a scene that's black comedy. She wears the same outfit in "Au Revoir Jean Claude", only this time to Jean Claude's funeral, which isn't played for laughs.


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