Originally Posted by Selrahc
Similarly though, being a comedic work doesn't mean you can't deal with deadly serious issues and have dramatic scenes. A work can have a range.
If your suggestion to beef up conflict is just for people to die more, that doesn't really interact with the ongoing thrust of the story. That's like being in the middle of Waiting for Godot, and somebody goes "Wait, not enough high stakes conflict! Bring on the rocket launchers!"
It's more if someone's intending to re-enact a war, one side has water guns while the other has space lasers.