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Series / One Mississippi

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One Mississippi is a 2015-2017 series released on Prime Video, created by Tig Notaro and Diablo Cody, and starring Notaro.

It's a semi-fictionalized account of Tig Notaro's life dealing with breast cancer, bilateral mastectomy, losing her mother in a freak accident, dealing with her widowed stepfather, and getting dumped by her girlfriend. Naturally, it also manages to be darkly comedic like the woman herself.


This show provides examples of:

  • Black Comedy: Despite the ridiculous confluence of misfortune, Tig's dry wit manages to extract quite a bit of humor.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Tig might as well be the header image for this trope. Everything she does is deadpan, really.
  • Memento Macguffin: Explored in one episode with Bill, and the glassware from his wedding.
  • Mood Whiplash: And how. Visions of her dead mother are quickly followed by comic reactions to her stepfather's deeply entrenched routines.