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"You're gonna have nightmares. That's a 100% guarantee."

Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories (2013-) is a horror-comedy Genre Anthology series by Tim & Eric airing on [adult swim], beginning with a half-hour special on 31 October 2013 with the series proper starting 18 September 2014. Like their earlier Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! it will have roles by John C. Reilly and Zach Galifianakis.

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  • Agony of the Feet: A strange serious example in "Toes" where a doctor removes toes from people who don't want them any more. Most of his patients seem unaffected by getting their toes removed in gory detail, but we later see a man walking painfully without his toes.
  • Amusing Injuries: Zach gets hurt a lot in "Haunted House", always played for laughs.
  • Ax-Crazy: The neighbors in "Hole". They cover the protagonist's front lawn in bees, drop rotting turkeys on his porch, cover his garage in garbage, narrowly miss plowing into his van with their cars, set his roses on fire, and bury him alive. All for turning down a sports party.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: Scott in "Angel Boy" after getting wet, although he's more misunderstood than evil (probably) and had no control over his Brown Note voice.
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  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Zach Galifianakis in "Haunted House", out of character, injures himself falling down the stairs and production grinds to a halt as Tim and Eric tell him a stuntman was supposed to do the scene. The story picks up again all of a sudden with no comment on this.
  • Bring My Brown Pants: Hearing Scott's voice if he gets wet becomes so low it makes people crap themselves if they hear it.
  • Brown Note: In "Angel Boy" Scott's voice if he gets wet goes from being disturbingly high and whispering to so deep that anyone who hears it craps themselves uncontrollably.
  • Fan Disservice: John C. Reilly in a nappy and nothing else in "Baby."
  • Gainax Ending: Nearly every episode so far given the Mind Screw and Surreal Horror themes.
  • Genre Shift: "Bathroom Boys" is the only episode to contain absolutely no horro elements and is instead a parody of 80s sitcoms.
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  • Haunted House: "Haunted House". It's not really haunted, it was a prank.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: In "Toes" a doctor removes toes from women who no longer want them...and eats them instead of throwing them away.
  • Massive Multiplayer Scam: In "Haunted House" Tim, Eric, and everyone not Zach was in on a 50-year prank.
  • Mind Screw: Probably going to come up a lot given this is Tim & Eric we're dealing with.
    • At the end of "Hole" the protagonist's family joins in with the neighbors to bury him alive, his son even telling him "good-bye" in an eerie tone.
  • Parody Episode: Following the premiere of "Haunted House", a special "Wrap-Up Show" aired, which was a parody of the post-shows for The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad. The "special" largely consisted of the duo promoting the show's Facebook, Twitter, and (fictional) app Ad Nauseam, the first 3 minutes are nothing but.
  • Sequel Episode: Season 2's "Angel Man" is this to Season 1's "Angel Boy"
  • Stepford Suburbia: "Hole" takes place in a very pleasant-looking cul-de-sac but we quickly learn something is very wrong with the neighbors.
  • Surreal Horror: Beginning to look more like this than Surreal Humor.
  • Surreal Humor: Par the course for Tim and Eric, but usually more subtle than before with the main series, although we sometimes get episodes like "Bathroom Boys" which lack the Surreal Horror aspect.
  • Unexpected Inheritance: "Haunted House" has Tim, Eric, and Zach are told they will inherit $1000 each from their dead grandfather...if they spend the rest of their lives in a haunted house. Turns out it was all a prank on Zach.

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