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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })This world is filled with horrible things: death, combat, pain, torture, sexual assault, (mental) disease, starvation, slavery, addiction, unjustified contempt (sexism, racism, etc)... that happen to the defenseless, the innocent, the vulnerable - quite often, children. However, while it's good to know these things exist and work to minimise them, there's a point where thinking about these things doesn't help and is bad for your mental and physical health. Indeed, it can kill you.
Thankfully, there's a way to keep sane: humour. People who are easily hurt, or like to keep things 'dignified' and 'serious', may say "This is not a laughing matter." But the truth is there is a healing power to comedy. If you can make fun of yourself, talk about your problems and have someone laugh with you, you feel better and your problems don't seem quite so bad anymore.
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })This trope is when you are able to make the best of a bad situation - this is finding something funny even in Hell itself. "Laughter is the best medicine", says the age-old adage. Therefore, these tend to be stories that focus on a select group of individuals who are in recovery or surviving an ordeal. It is highly unlikely for a gag of the week format to be Gallows Humor. It is also likely that the main character suffers from depression and is cheering himself up.
Gallows Humor is, by definition, from the perspective of the victim or at least expressing empathy. If anyone else laughs at the victim or the author tries to make the situation funny, it's Black Comedy. This trope is generally when the joke itself or simple laughter allows you to deal with your problems.
Compare Black Comedy, Quip to Black, Refuge in Audacity, The "Fun" in "Funeral", Last Disrespects, Grave Humor. Contrast Dude, Not Funny! and Sarcasm Failure. See also "Facing the Bullets" One-Liner and Sad Clown.
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Watchmen has quite a bit of gallows humor. Moloch: "Well, now, y'know that kind of cancer that you eventually get better from? Well, that ain't the kind of cancer I got."
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Fiddler on the Roof notes that Jews laugh because if they didn't, they'd have to cry.
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Wonder Woman: When Steve Trevor's latest secretary ends up mostly disintegrated Diana makes a short quip about the woman not having to follow directions from her anymore, something she obviously resented and which she died over when Diana told her not to pick up a pen that was actually an experimental explosive left by Dr. Psycho.
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In Bojack Horseman, it is heavily implied that Sarah Lynn's stepfather was worse than her manipulative mother. Every time she brings either of them up, it's either with total apathy or humor.
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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air uses this trope a few times, the most memorable being after Will got shot. He spent most of his hospital stay cracking jokes to distract both his loved ones and himself from the emotional distress they were all feeling.
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Dumb and Dumber To: When Harry and Lloyd are at the funeral home, Lloyd says that they should select a coffin for the terminally-ill Harry while they're there anyway.
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Three years after British comedian Rik Mayall almost got killed in a quod bike accident, he could joke about it in the fourth live version of Bottom:
When Rik did finally die in 2014, his frequent comedy partner Adrian Edmonson commented that he died "without me. Selfish bastard."
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One particularly gallows example from the Angel episode "Loyalty" has Angel cut during an earthquake, the blood drip onto his son's sheets, and him mentioning that if they did get trapped at least they would have food. As Wesley had learned of the prophecy that Angel would kill his own son everything that happens after this is really his fault.
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That '70s Show had an episode where Eric was driving his grandmother home, and the lady was not well liked by anyone for her fault finding and meanspiritedness. When Eric finally tells her that "It wouldn't kill you to be nice", she just suddenly drops dead. Interestingly no one, not even her son Red, cried at her passing and while the show had plenty of jokes happening, the funeral was a rather standard ordeal. After the funeral Eric confessed to Red that she died immediately after he told her off, Red chuckled saying "It could only happen to you." Kitty then came in, after spending the entire time just cooking things and finding herself with nothing left to keep her busy, and started to break down in tears. The three of them then cried together for a moment of grieving.
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Titus: The entire show was about finding something funny about dark things.
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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia has an entire episode of this, appropriately titled "Dennis and Dee's Mom is Dead".
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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid:
After being challenged to a knife fight:
Butch and Sundance have the choice of being shot dead by bounty hunters or jumping off a high cliff into a river. Butch keeps saying they should jump, but Sundance'd rather fight them (and probably get killed).
Near the end of the movie, Butch and Sundance, badly wounded, are about to charge out from their cover into a firefight that'll most likely kill them.
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Sketch comedy shows like The Kids in the Hall and The State will sometimes do a sketch in the recovery room of an attempted suicide. Expect no one to have read the attempter's (long and detailed) suicide note.
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Red Ears: A man is told by his doctor that he has less than a day to live, so he goes home and has a last night of drunken sex with his wife until they're both so exhausted that they collapse from the effort. When he wakes up and wants to continue, she tells him to stop complaining because at least he doesn't have to get up in the morning.
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Fullmetal Alchemist: The short jokes and quirky personalities of the officers are the only things keeping from being a manga about the horrors of war. The inability of the series to keep a straight face for more than five seconds at a time is part of why some fans prefer the first anime (which maintains a more consistent mood).
At one point, the manga had Ax-Crazy Serial Killer Barry the Chopper as comic relief. And he's really funny.
One side story had Mustang contemplating about his "work on Ishbal", then later we had his subordinates pushing paperwork on him.
Izumi Curtis lost a good deal of her internal organs from a failed human transmutation. This doesn't stop her frequent vomiting of blood to be played for laughs.
And the omakes didn't help, too. Especially the ones that mock her own Tear Jerker moments like Martel's death, Hughes' death, and the Rockbells' deaths.
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Played straight in The Last Hero: Carrot takes a moment to work out that the motto Rincewind recommends be sewn on Leonard's space suits translates from Canis Latinicus as "We who are about to die, don't want to."
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During the signing of the Declaration in 1776- inspired by their actual conversation in real life- Franklin jokes about their impending treason and McKean speculates on which one of them will hang the easiest, to great laughter — which gets louder when Hancock points out:
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The cadets in The Lords of Discipline develop this as a coping mechanism towards their brutal Military School. The most notable instance occurs when one character commits suicide by walking in front of a train and graffiti starts appearing on the bathroom walls reading, " Dante Pignetti was railroaded out of the Institute."
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Surprisingly, an example is found in a House of Mouse segment where Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are hired to bring an organ to a demented toymaker that wants Mickey's heart to bring his doll bride to life.
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In Pillars of Eternity, a literal case is Edér's Establishing Character Moment: he's more than happy to quip about the dead tree filled with hanged bodies that he fully expects to join.
For an even more literal case, when you have a chat with the soul of one of the people hanging from the tree, she's awfully cheerful for a lynched woman, cracking a few jokes about her fate.
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Harry Potter:
Harry frequently makes these types of jokes, which for some reason are usually followed by a variation of the phrase: "Ron laughed, but Hermione didn't."
Especially true of Fred and George, who are known for making jokes about everything.
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The Trigun manga does this all the time, hence the Mood Whiplash and the sudden shifts to SD mode. Some Western fans complain that the bits of tragicomic laughter during gloomy, gritty fights become egregious towards the end of the manga. The humour tied to characters such as Livio and Legato gets particularly disturbing and seemingly out of place at times. Vash and Knives' snarky banter has a weird edge too, and Cosmic Horror Knives yelling insults in SD form is possibly even creepier than his non-SD moments.
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Tara from What the Fuck Is Wrong with You? has on several occasions mentioned a story from her father's wake where one of her nieces asked why only the top half of the casket was opened and she responded "Oh, because Grandpa's not wearing any pants." Her mother thought it was hilarious.
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Parodied on Arrested Development:
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Scrubs can feature quite a bit of this although sometimes they advise against it if it's not really helping, it can make you even more miserable.
J.D. and Turk once explained to a dying patient that because they are around it so much they need to make it clear they aren't afraid of death.
Doug, a doctor and later pathologist, has killed numerous patients and treats dead bodies like "giant children".
Dr. Kelso has a habit of cracking extremely morbid and perverse jokes that horrify his colleagues.
Ted the lawyer comedically threatens to kill himself numerous times over the course of the show. Ted also makes the occasional oblique reference to murdering Dr. Kelso. "Bloop..." certainly comes to mind
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In House of Leaves, Johnny Truant describes the Gallows Humor:
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"We Will All Go Together When We Go", on An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer, is all a touching, hilarious example of this kind of humor, applied to Cold War fears of nuclear annihilation: "We will all go together when we go / All suffused with an incandescent glow / No one will have the endurance to collect on his insurance / Lloyd's of London will be loaded when they go".
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In New Jedi Order, a lot of businesses in Nova Station (in the remains of the Carida system) had names referring to the system's destruction (e.g. Big Boom Cantina).
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The Job, and even more so its Spiritual Successor Rescue Me.
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The titular character of The Dresden Files is, along with his Sad Clown ways, a master of this form of humor. Somewhat unusual in that he deals in post-gallows humor as well.
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Supernatural:
Dean from when he has a year to live. To the point where it becomes disturbing (given the world they live in, most of the humor on the show is this type).
When Dean and Sam go undercover at a church abstinence group, Sam tells the group that he's slept with women in the past and it always ends up badly. Dean adds, "He ain't lying."
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The ending of Monty Python's Life of Brian looks heart-breaking at first... but it is rendered hysterically funny when everyone starts singing "Always look on the Bright Side of Life". The whole troupe later went on to sing this song at the funeral of Graham Chapman, after a speech loaded to the brim with this sort of humor. It's as funny as it is moving. They all sound like they're about to cry as they sing. Manly Tears.
It's now one of the top requested songs to play at British Funerals
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Sesame Street likes to parody numerous adult television and media, but may have reached their zenith with Game of Chairs. For those who had not seen it just rest assured that the Wham Episode moments are squarely addressed.
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Discworld:
Vimes muses on this:
Played straight in The Last Hero: Carrot takes a moment to work out that the motto Rincewind recommends be sewn on Leonard's space suits translates from Canis Latinicus as "We who are about to die, don't want to."
In Going Postal, as Moist Von Lipwig is about to be hanged, he says "I commend my soul to any God that can find it!"
Jingo is packed with this sort of joke, since it's one of the most dramatic and almost one of the darkest in the series. Most are about war and racism. And there's the World's Most Laughable Shipwreck.
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In Return of the Jedi, after being woken from the carbonite, Han is stuck in this mode:
After Luke kills the Rancor leading Jabba to sentence them to death by sarlacc:
And then as they're heading out to the sarlacc pit:
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In Kung Fu Panda 2, after being captured by Shen and about to be executed, Mantis makes this quip.
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Sturmtruppen, including a whole story arc centered on the resident SS firing squad being unable to "exterminate" a Jewish prisoner.
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Kamen Rider Drive has an odd example near the end of the series: Gou killing Professor Banno, the Big Bad and his own father, is obviously an important and somber event. However, it's made unexpectedly comical when he strikes the final blow with the late Kamen Rider Chaser's Signal Axe, with the same goofy sound effects and voice clips it's always had.
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Hazel, Augustus and Isaac of The Fault in Our Stars are as full of this as you would expect terminally ill teenagers to be. One particular gem:
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The jokes present in This Hour Has 22 Minutes are only rarely Gallows Humor, but in a commercial for the show in the nineties, Rick Mercer had this to say on the subject, after musing on why Canadians seem to take such glee in lambasting not only their politicians but themselves: "If ya can't laugh, ya might as well cry."
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Girl Genius: After Lars suffers a mortal wound, a panicked Agatha, who is trying to administer medical attention, tells him not to move. He wryly answers, "Oh, that'll happen soon enough."
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Jingo is packed with this sort of joke, since it's one of the most dramatic and almost one of the darkest in the series. Most are about war and racism. And there's the World's Most Laughable Shipwreck.
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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs: After the Cosmic Plaything played by James Franco is condemned by a Kangaroo Court while unconscious, wakes up with a noose around his neck, is rescued, gets recaptured, and is condemned again by a different Kangaroo Court, he smiles to the criminal next to him on the gallows:
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Koi Kaze has a mild example with most of their next-episode previews, which involve Chidori passing "judgment" on the other characters for the various inappropriate things they have done or want to do.
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Red Dwarf is full of this. One episode deals with Lister losing his arm. Doug Naylor(who wrote the episode) is missing a leg.
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Cast Away:
In one scene, Chuck has developed a toothache during his stay on the island and is considering his options about extracting it (without anything close to the proper dental tools available), bouncing ideas off his buddy Wilson the volleyball, including the speculation that Wilson could be his dentist. Then he realizes (and shares) the ironic recollection that Chuck's actual dentist back home was named Dr. Spaulding (another brand of sporting equipment).
Right after he "creates" Wilson, Chuck is trying to make fire by rubbing two sticks together. His first words to Wilson are, "You wouldn't have a match, would you?"
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MAD does this all the time. For instance, in one Al Jaffee article, two rather sadistic correction officers lead a prisoner on death row to the gallows. They mockingly keep him from walking under a ladder or letting a black cat cross his path, saying it will bring him bad luck. When they give him a last cigarette (each of them lighting one of their own) he warns them that lighting three cigarettes with one match is also bad luck. (And it is; when they pull the lever, the whole scaffold collapses and crushes them, giving him the last laugh.)
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A Wrinkle in Time. Mrs. Which: "We mustn't lose our senses of humor! The only way to cope with something deadly serious is to try to treat it a little lightly."
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In Never Wipe Tears Without Gloves Paul whines about people who commit suicide when they find out they have AIDS, saying that they are mean to make their friends carry the coffin with their heavy body and that they should have the decency to wither away from the disease and make the coffin lighter to carry.
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Present quite often in A Night to Remember, from the "You and I will be in the same boat later" conversation, to an aristocratic lady moaning about being out of bed due to the Titanic being 'unsinkable', cut to the boiler room flooding and the stokers desperately evacuating.
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From The Counterfeiters: "Why is there no God in Auschwitz?... He didn't get through the selection process."
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The card game Nuclear War is built on this.
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Moira Brown of Fallout 3 is always making little Gallows Humor jokes in her conversations. You can amplify the effect by nuking Megaton and turning her into a ghoul.
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Farscape: The crew of Moya spend so much time in serious trouble that it would be surprised if they didn't periodically deliver wisecracks on the edge of death. At one point, Scorpius learns that the gun Crichton gave him is completely empty; just before the bounty hunters open fire, he deadpans, "Thank you, John."
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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine:
An episode of where the Defiant was hit with a warhead, and Quark and a Gamma Quadrant merchant are stuck right next to it. It turns out the merchant sold that kind of warhead to the Defiant's attackers, but it was designed to go off on impact. Quark jokes that they deserve a refund. To a Ferengi, that would be almost a sin, but considering they were that close to death, he and the merchant burst into laughter. The merchant also prided himself on only selling top quality merchandise.
"Nor the Battle to the Strong" is a kiss to M*A*S*H: Three Starfleet surgeons casually discuss the merits and drawbacks of various ways of dying as they await a Klingon assault they have little chance of withstanding. Over breakfast.''
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In Going Postal, as Moist Von Lipwig is about to be hanged, he says "I commend my soul to any God that can find it!"
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Some characters in Dune, such as Gurney, show this kind of humor.
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Mass Effect 2:
During the boarding of the Normandy, EDI makes an inappropriate joke about the sight of humans on their knees. When Joker just glares, she clarifies "That is a joke."
As he notices that they're about to start fighting through a hospital, Garrus Vakarian cracks "That's unfortunate. Hospitals aren't very much fun to fight through." Late in 3 he says "I thought hospitals were ugly to fight through. This is so much worse," making the joking sentiment suddenly seem much more serious.
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A Boy, a Girl and a Dog: The Leithian Script: Elves who have taken part in the Beleriand Wars against Morgoth are fond of gallows humor. Valinorean elves aren't, and hearing other elves joking about death leaves them rather puzzled.
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The Mikado derives considerable merriment from the subject of execution by beheading.
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Outtake first seen in the ABC-TV version of Star Trek: The Motion Picture: After the transporter is fixed following a nightmarish transporter error that resulted in two crewmen being turned inside out, an arriving crewman says "Someone wanted to first see 'how it scrambled our molecules'".
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Lucky Luke: In Belle Starr, one criminal sentenced to hang refuses One Last Smoke because it would be bad for his health. This was an allusion to Landru (see Real Life below).
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Along with the ever-infamous "Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead." (Though this might an adaptation from Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet - "two may keep counsel, putting one away"—there's little doubt Franklin said this.)
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Batman once chastised Superman for this when he was trying to remove a Kryptonite bullet from his chest in Superman/Batman: Public Enemies.
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Russell Means once said American Indians should be placed on the endangered species list, much like the aforementioned Star Trek example.
Native humor in general, at least in North America, tends to skew pretty dark for a lot of reasons.
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Jun Togawa (especially YAPOOS) occasionally delves into this when she's not being straight-up depressing.
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Due to a long, long history of persecution, Jews are generally acknowledged as the grand masters of Gallows Humor; this is highlighted in one scene in Schindler's List which features a group of ghetto residents tossing around very dark jokes about the number of people forced to move into their houses.
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Hogan's Heroes - This partially explains why several Jewish actors (one or two of whom narrowly escaped the Holocaust) were willing and eager to play Those Wacky Nazis (including the main four Nazis, Klink, Schultz, Burkhalter, and Hochstetter). That, and the chance to make a career out of Take That!. John Banner (Sergeant Schultz) supposedly told someone, "Who better to make fun of them than us?" There's a reason you never see any of the Germans with their forearms bared, after all.
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Another Disney example, in an episode of Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, Fat Cat is using a device that makes cows unable to give milk. When the protagonists question the cows, they're clearly nervous, because if they "don't think milk, the farmers will start thinking hamburger!" (The heroes manage to destroy the device, but seeing as this is the eventual fate of most cows anyway...)
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A New Hope, when the heroes are about to be crushed in the trash compactor:
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M*A*S*H:
The theme tune is "Suicide is Painless".
The episode Rainbow Bridge had a high-stakes turnover of prisoners to the MASH doctors, and Frank nearly screwed it all up by bringing a gun. In reflex, Frank reached for his gun and stopped, but the enemy soldiers were not happy about this violation. Upon command, Frank revealed his gun, a very tiny pistol, which made the enemy soldiers laugh so hard that they forgave him and the turnover went smoothly from then on.
In another episode, a no-nonsense visiting Colonel takes Hawkeye to task over his constant cracking of jokes. Hawkeye points out that, given the horrors he witnesses on a daily basis, making a joke is the only way he can open his mouth without screaming.
"The Late Great Captain Pierce" has Hawkeye declared dead, so B.J. throws a wake for him. The P.A. announcer:
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In The Unfantastic Adventures of Bizarro No. 1, Bizarro-Flash, who is being trialed by the non-existent murder of his obviously living wife (long story), agrees to fight the Blue-Kryptonite Men because "All they can do is shorten sentence". Bizarro identifies his witticism as "gallows humor".
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Skippy's List has some choice example:
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In Frozen (2018), Wandering Oaken's Act II opener "Hygge" evokes this in the face of the intensifying Endless Winter.
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The long-running minor character death scene competition in Farce of the Three Kingdoms.
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The Wheel of Time: When The Chosen One is forced to condemn an Aiel ally to death for a killing that would have been permissible in Aiel culture, the man walks willingly to his execution and cracks a joke on the scaffold. It becomes a popular one-liner among the Aiel in the city, but Aiel humour is as opaque as their honour code to the Westland viewpoint characters, so the reader never gets a proper telling of it.
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The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service is full of this, being about a business that deals with dead people for a living.
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Star Trek: The Original Series: In "Catspaw", Kirk and Spock are shackled with their arms raised against a wall next to a skeleton in the same position. At one point while discussing the situation with Spock, Kirk pauses as he looks at the skeleton, momentarily cocks his head in the same position as the skeleton's, then turns back to continue talking to Spock. Earlier, when Dr. McCoy was also in the dungeon, Kirk turned his head to ask if 'Bones' was all right, saw the skeleton, and called McCoy 'Doc' for the rest of the episode.
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Silverstein also helped start the Old Dogs, a one-shot supergroup consisting of Waylon Jennings, Jerry Reed, Bobby Bare, and Mel Tillis. The group recorded a double album's worth of Silverstein-penned material for a single album in 1999. Lead single "Still Gonna Die" features the four recounting various things that one can do for one's health, each capped off with "but you're still gonna die" and building up to the end line of "So you better have some fun before you say bye-bye".
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In the film Interstellar, TARS is rather crass with his gallows humor, often plugging at inappropriate times, given that his humor setting was originally set at 100% before it was modified by Cooper.
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A Song of Ice and Fire:
The Lannister boys are particularly adept at this. No matter what the situation is - even after he has hit rock bottom and is Made a Slave - Tyrion is always ready with a snarky quip, which annoys his colleagues thoroughly. Jaime is an even straighter example. Shortly after the single most traumatic moment of his life, he has this exchange:
This, along with Deadpan Snarker, is Dolorous Edd Tollett's defining characteristic.
Supposedly, Oswell Whent of Aerys' Kingsguard had a truly wicked sense of black humor in times of stress (or other times, too?). Unfortunately, we never get to see it in action, since he's dead and the Weirwoods haven't shown us it. All that's left are brief memories shared and what amounts to a note in the White Book. Alas.
Sandor Clegane is no great wit and about the last person you'd ever see as a jester. Yet, he has this tendency of actively pointing out the grimly amusing absurdities and contradictions that living in the Seven Kingdoms regularly throws in front of him and then leaves it up to whoever his audience is to find their own punchline... or give in to despair. Whichever.
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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl: Pintel and Ragetti tell Will the story of how, only after they sunk his father to the bottom of the ocean, did they learn they needed his blood to lift the curse. They then have a laugh at the cruel irony of their situation.
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Brook of One Piece constantly makes jokes and puns at his own expense over the fact that he is a skeleton. It lands solidly in this category when you realize that the series has more than once acknowledged that being reduced to a skeleton is not actually very funny and that Brook knows it. Most acknowledge it as a bit of Sanity Slippage due to the ordeals he experienced between originally dying and being found by the Straw Hats.
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In Almost Famous, when Stillwater's plane starts experiencing severe turbulence, Russell starts singing "Peggy Sue", referring to how its singer, Buddy Holly, died in a plane crash.
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A Brighter Dark: Considering the environment, this is usually the only kind of humor possible.
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Forky in Toy Story 4 knows that he is indeed a piece of trash and constantly tries to throw himself in a garbage can.
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In the second season premiere of The West Wing, we find out President Bartlett was shot by skinheads, and at the hospital, when an attending nurse asks him if he has any pre-existing conditions, he replies, "Well, I've been shot." Lampshaded by his daughter Zoey:
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The increasingly inaccurate title Final Fantasy was given to the first game because Square was in trouble at the time, and had it not been a hit, it would have been Square's last game. The creator of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, presumably attempted to do it again, with a Wii game titled The Last Story, though he himself said it wasn't directly intended (and The Last Story became a success anyway).
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Darkest Dungeon has a camping skill that's called this word for word. It can recover the stress of your party members by rather sizable amount, but it also has the chance to stress them out even more.
The Jester also engages in this on a regular basis throughout gameplay.
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Taken literally in the Mr. Know-It-All segment from Rocky and Bullwinkle "How to Water Ski." When Bullwinkle asks for a length of rope, Boris Badenov lowers a hangman's noose.
Boris was pretty quick at this himself:
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In the Cormoran Strike Novels, the private detetive Cormoran and his comrades' use of it is sometimes a source of tension with Robin Ellacott, who is new to the business and isn't used to it. She doesn't understand how they can laugh and make jokes; they understand that they'd go nuts if they didn't.
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Game of Thrones:
When Arya learns that yet another death has prevented yet another homecoming, she simply bursts into laughter.
The Hound acknowledges he's dead meat "unless there's a maester hiding behind that rock".
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In Downfall, a group of Nazi soldiers has realized that their leadership has lost its damned mind and they're probably screwed, so they decide to get shitfaced and trade jokes while they wait for whatever's coming next.
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In Argo, Jack O'Donnell drops Tony Mendez off at the airport, as Tony's leaving to extract six Americans who are hiding out in Tehran at the height of the hostage crisis. Being a CIA agent who's going into post-revolution Iran, it's naturally a very dangerous mission that can end very badly, very bloody, very publicly. Before Tony leaves the car, there's this exchange:
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Home Improvement had an episode where Jill's dad died and the family had gone to Texas for the funeral. Randy was constantly making jokes about it and upsetting Mark. He later admitted to Tim he didn't know why he was acting that way. Tim said he was the same way when he was 11 and his dad died, and suggested to just be careful around certain people like Mom and Mark.
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Babylon 5 has a good line in this, but G'Kar is notable for reacting to several absurd, awful situations by laughing at them. When he begs allies for help with a war effort and their best offer is some paltry aid to refugees, he doesn't know whether to laugh or cry, so he does both. When he's stuck in a burning elevator with his worst enemy and decides he'd rather burn to death with him than cooperate to escape, he's giggling so hard he can barely get the words out. And when a challenger asks G'Kar what he has personally suffered that could equal the suffering of his people, G'Kar, who has just spent the last week being horribly tortured and is quite obviously missing an eye, can only stare at the man and then walk out chuckling.
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In Madagascar, we get a slow-motion scene of Alex reverting to a primal state and ferociously chasing his friend Marty... while the National Geographic fanfare triumphantly plays in the background.
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In Hamilton, Burr and the title character once talk about an old war general called Mercer, who just got a street named after him. "The Mercer legacy is secured." "Sure." "And all he had to do is die." "Well, that's a lot less work!" "We oughta give it a try..." - and they actually sound like they are considering it for the moment!
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Roughly ninety percent of all humor in Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40,000 is of this variety, for good reason.
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A recurring theme throughout the various Blackadder series.
Special mention should be granted to "Goodbyeeee...", the final episode of Blackadder Goes Forth, where the constant threat of death has finally... pushed them over the top. The final few minutes of "Goodbyeeee..." has a few parting shots.
Of particular note is the episode "Corporal Punishment", where Blackadder jokes constantly about his imminent and ultimately avoided doom.
Another example is at the Kangaroo Court where he was sentenced to death to begin with:
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Doctor Who:
This exchange between Sarah Jane Smith and the Third Doctor as they're trapped in a web in "Planet of the Spiders":
In "The Sound of Drums", The Master gasses the cabinet to death. So what's so funny about it? The Master gives an enthusiastic double thumbs up after one member of the cabinet tells him "You're Insane!".
In "The Time of the Doctor", when the Eleventh Doctor is dying of old age and out of regenerations, surrounded by Daleks, on the planet Trenzalore where he is destined to die, he tells some to Clara.
One of the soldiers being chased by murderous ghosts in "Under the Lake": "If I die, you know that I will come back to haunt you."
Done literally in "The Woman who Lived", with a highwayman waiting to be executed stretching out his life with stand-up comedy, mostly puns on "hanging about" and "well hung" because the crowd will be angry if they hang him while he's still funny.
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Child of the Storm has Harry's brand of snark become increasingly loaded with this as time goes by and the near death (and occasional actual death) experiences pile up, remarking when told that he's being essentially guided to face off against Thanos that he'll try to "fit him in between Surtur and myself as a galaxy eating abomination." It is quite transparently a coping mechanism.
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In the third Horatio Hornblower telefilm, Horatio accidentally sails his tiny dispatch ship into an enemy fleet thanks to the fog—several Spanish frigates of which anyone could reduce his vessel into splinters if they make a fight of it. Horatio tries to play it off lightly.
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The world of Psionics: The Next Stage in Human Evolution is pretty bleak, so some of the characters display this. Even when faced with imminent grievous bodily harm, Lucky refuses to stop quipping, and Mama Bear makes light of PTSD, (citing that it's very common in The Zodiac Order) even while working on getting help for a character who is suffering from it.
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The Last Samurai: Katsumoto returns to his badly outnumbered and outgunned force after 'negotiating' with Omura, and tells his commanders: "Well, they won't surrender."
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Criminal Minds makes use of this frequently, which is probably a good thing on a show that has had cannibals, killer clowns, guys that kill people and do experiments on them before feeding them to pigs, people that remove their victims eyes, people that kill others randomly, people that do live autopsies on others, and people that set up death traps to watch their victims suffer. And that's only a few. Gallows Humor is probably one of the only reasons any of the (current) main cast is at all sane.
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Severance is a particularly good example of this. The comedy up until the middle of the movie is almost entirely Black Comedy, including the discovery that the meat pie the main characters have been eating contains a human tooth being met with the insistence that, "It's not all bad, I cooked it for the whole hour!" The movie actually ends with the four surviving characters, two of whom are strippers, rowing to escape in a small boat. Things look bleak and no one really has any hope for survival when the sole male in the boat turns to his coworker and says, "Foursome?" It is the last line in the film.
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Some victors/tributes from The Hunger Games, including Katniss, have a rather droll outlook on their Crapsack World. Finnick in Catching Fire even ties a noose and pretends to hang himself as a joke.
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Deadlands characters can use this trope if they've purchased the aptly-named "Gallows Humor" ability. It allows a character who fails a guts roll (made when facing virtually anything frightening, from a rattlesnake to an Eldritch Abomination) to try again with a taunt roll (more usually used to goad an opponent)...provided the character has the ability to speak, and the character's player can think of something witty to say about whatever the scary thing is. If the taunt roll also fails, the joke falls flat, which gives a penalty on the roll to determine the consequences of succumbing to fear.
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Oz: An awful lot of it. No matter how brutal or horrific a situation, someone is going to make a joke about it.
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Virtually every time one of the presenters has a big crash there's some variation on the theme of "We've just killed [presenter]. If you want a job on Top Gear, write to 'I'm Better Than [Presenter] Was', BBC TV Centre, Wood L... no, wait, he lives!"
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In China Beach, the characters are trapped in a bunker under heavy fire. Some of the men spontaneously burst into song.
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South Park put it best when saying that it's been long enough to make jokes about 9/11 and AIDS, because if you keep taking it so seriously then the terrorists win.
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In Casino Royale (2006), James Bond, who had just been poisoned by a spiked drink that put him in cardiac arrest, can't help but make a deadpan joke at his expense when he returns to the poker table:
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Dragon Age II - if you play a consistently Snarky Hawke, you'll run into this more than a few times given they live in one heck a Wretched Hive. You can expect either Sarcasm Failure or party members going Dude, Not Funny! if you pick *really* bad times to joke.
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The Mary Tyler Moore Show "Chuckles Bites the Dust"
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
Buffy has always had a morbid sense of humor; in Season Six after she's brought back from the dead it tends to get a Dude, Not Funny! reaction from the Scoobies.
"Grave": Buffy is updating the recently returned Giles on the horrible things that happened to her and her friends (her masochistic relationship with Spike, Xander and Anya's altar break-up, Dawn's shoplifting, etc.) After this laundry list of soul-crushing defeats, both Buffy and Giles suddenly break out laughing. Buffy even recounts the particularly traumatic events of Normal Again (where she's hallucinating that her entire time as the Slayer was just a delusion from a mental hospital, and she tried to kill everyone to stop the delusion...) in a fit of giggles.
They attempted to use this when Xander got his eye poked out by Caleb in "Empty Places". Sitting in the hospital bed, Xander tried to crack a few jokes about the situation, which was hardly working for him let alone an emotionally frail Willow, which ended up being Dude, Not Funny!. Though a bit later in "End of Days":
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Raymond E. Feist's The Riftwar Cycle is notable for this, but Prince of the Blood has one mercenary who just takes the cake.
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DSBT InsaniT: Killdra has a rather morbid sense of humor.
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Firefly has its fair share of this, but the most literal example has to be River giggling at the absurdity of being tied to a post so she can be burned at the stake on the same day as she learned what a "post-holer, for digging holes for posts" looked like in "Safe".
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In The Fly (1986), Doomed Protagonist Seth Brundle starts indulging in this upon realizing he is grotesquely mutating into a human-insect hybrid. He explains to his horrified lover how a Teleporter Accident did this to him thusly: "It [the telepod] mated us, me and the fly. We hadn't even been properly introduced."
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Dawn of a New Age: Oldport Blues:
Rose, being a Stepford Snarker, makes jokes to help her deal with the trauma from the Mass Super-Empowering Event.
After the nurse's office in the high school is blown up, with the nurse suffering severe burns, Destiny makes a quip in the hopes that her and Ed's laughter can make the situation feel more bearable.
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Gears of War does this quite often - no wonder, considering the Crapsack World they're in.
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Hedwig and the Angry Inch has a similar joke about Jews finding comfort in humour, though the movie itself has plenty of such jokes, like "During my first performance, the audience threw tomatoes at me, and afterward I had a nice salad"
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The Devil's Rejects: The Firefly family: "We're sorry to inform you the Banjo and Sullivan show will be canceled for this evening!"
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Frasier. In "Murder Most Maris", Frasier attempts gallows humor, and in a running gag, keeps bringing up the fact he was punched by a man now dead, repeatedly, even days after the fact, to win an argument. The funny part? It works each time.
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Sgt. Frog, in any gags that involve Angol Mois assuming her true form and her Armageddon powers.
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Only Fools and Horses:
Most of "The Russians Are Coming", where Rodney convinces them to build a nuclear fallout shelter after Del unknowingly buys a kit along with a shipment of lead. Most of the episode highlights just how unprepared the average person in 1981 was to cope with the possibility of nuclear war and life afterward, particularly with only a "four-minute warning" to seek shelter.
The final reveal makes it even more poignant, revealing that the "Safe as houses" location that they decided to build their shelter was on top of Nelson Mandela House.
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The dub of Yu Yu Hakusho used this a lot, which fits with its World of Snark. Such gems include Hiei suggesting killing Kuwabara so Yusuke can release his full power and Yusuke snarking about his Spirit Gun being useless.
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Despite the inherent seriousness of the situation, after Richie's suicide attempt in The Royal Tenenbaums, a dark joke is thrown in:
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Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers. While most of Doc's dialogue is delivered in Sarcasm Mode, and often lampshades the team's status as Surprisingly Elite Cannon Fodder (being as he's the team's Badass Normal, his sarcasm isn't misplaced), his casual contemplation on what proper attire would be to wear to his execution on Tarkon was probably his most literal case of it.
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