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Shock Humor (Sometimes referred to as "Shock Value") is a type of comedic structure used to shock and or gross out the audience, combining gross-out humor, adult jokes, and black comedy altogether. It's certainly not a trope you would find in a kids' show.
Notable TV Shows or Webseries That Use Shock Humour
- South Park (1997)
- Family Guy (season 8-present) (2009-present)
- SpongeBob SquarePants (seasons 6-8) (2008-2012)
- American Dad! (2005-present)
- Secret Mountain Fort Awesome (2011)
- The Cleveland Show (2009)
- Brickleberry (2012)
- Paradise PD (2018)
- Rick and Morty (2013-present)
- Mr. Pickles (2014)
- King Star King (2014)
- JJ Villard's Fairy Tales (2020)
- The Nutshack (2007)
- Happy Tree Friends (1999)
- Elsagate (2007)
- Popee the Performer (2000)
- Full English (2012)
- Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2007)
- MAD (2010)
- Drawn Together (2004)
- Smosh (2005)
- The works of Flashgitz
- The works of Stamper
- The works of MeatCanyon
- The Tom Green Show (1994)
- Robot Chicken (2005)
- The New Adventures of Beany and Cecil (1988)
- Mega Babies (1999)
- Teen Titans Go! (2013-present)
- The Wacky World of Tex Avery (1997)
- The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991-1996)
- Ren & Stimpy "Adult Party Cartoon" (2003)
- Cans Without Labels (2019)
- Oggy and the Cockroaches (The stripping scene from "Just Married!")
- SuperMarioLogan (2007)
- The Baby Huey Show (1994)
- Stressed Eric (1998)
- The Brothers Grunt (1994)
- Titus (2000)
- The Whitest Kids U, Know (2006)
- Big Mouth (2017)
- Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade Of Cartoon Comedy (2008)
- Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace (2016)
Notable Films Or Short Films That Use Shock Humour
- The works of Friedberg and Seltzer
- Freddy Got Fingered (2001)
- Lupo The Buthcer (1987)
- Pink Flamingos (1972)
- Movie 43 (2013)
- Eurotrip (2003)
Notable People That Use Shock Humour
- Dane Cook
- Amy Schmeur
- Daniel Tosh
- Tom Green
Examples of Shock Humor
- Tom Bunk of MAD Magazine dabbles heavily in this trope, with his most recognizable comic being "The Zit", a comic where a preteen begins to pop a zit in a bathroom, before bursting, gushing out huge gallons of puss, organs, and other stuff (including a human skeleton) as the boy starts to yell in horror while drowning in a mixture of those aforementioned things.
- "Shock jocks" are a form of Radio DJ that uses this trope; some of the most notable of them include Howard Stern, Don Imus, Opie and Anthony, and Rusty Humpheries.
- A musical example of this trope could easily be AxCx (A grindcore band consisting mainly of Seth Putnam, Tim Morse, and Josh Martin), even reading some of their song titles would be labeled as shock value some of the most shocking includes...
- "I Lit Your Baby On Fire"
- "I Send NAMBLA Pictures Of Your Kid"
- "Women Nature's Punching Bag"
- "I'm Gonna Give You AIDS"
- "I Snuck A Retard Into A Sperm Bank"
- "You Were Too Ugly To Rape, So I Beat the S*** Out of You"