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  • Comic Literature - TV Tropes
    FanficRecs FanWorks Fridge Haiku Headscratchers ImageLinks Laconic PlayingWith Quotes Recap ReferencedBy Synopsis Timeline Trivia WMG YMMV Literary works which are primarily intended to be funny or where everything is Played for Laughs See also the subpage Comic Fantasy Works The Adventures of the Princess and Mr Whiffle The Alien Series Almost Night The Alphabet of Manliness America The Book Audrey Wait Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter Auntie Mame Bastard Operator from Hell Big Trouble Bill the Galactic Hero Blandings Castle Blonde Bombshell The Bobbie Faye series The Boy Who Couldn t Sleep and Never Had To Brewsters Millions The Bum Trilogy Bunnicula Butler Parker Captain Pantoja and the Special Service Castle Perilous Catch 22 Cheaper by the Dozen Belles On Their Toes City of Devils Cold Comfort Farm Colony Complete World Knowledge The Areas of My Expertise More Information Than You Require That Is All A Confederacy of Dunces The Dark Side of the Sun Dave Barry Slept Here Devin And The Teacher The Dice Man Doc Wilde Affectionate Parody of Doc Savage and his entire pulp adventure genre Earth The Book A Visitor s Guide to the Human Race Elianto The Extra Man Fat Florence of Arabia Fool Funny Girl Gautrek s Saga Gear Saints Get Blank Go Mutants The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster Go the Fuck to Sleep The Greenwich Trilogy Hamish X Happiness TM The High Crusade The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy novel series The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy novel The Restaurant at the End of the Universe Life The Universe And Everything So Long And Thanks For All The Fish Mostly Harmless Hoka How I Paid for College How I Became a Famous Novelist How to Be a Superhero How to Survive a Horror Movie The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared The Hunger Pains I Partridge We Need to Talk About Alan Illegal Aliens Incompetence Indecent Exposure Insane City The Intercontinental Union of Disgusting Characters Island of the Sequined Love Nun Jam Jeeves and Wooster Jennifer the Jerk Is Missing Kill Time or Die Trying Lamb The Gospel According to Biff Christ s Childhood Pal The Liar The Little Golden Calf Little Green Men Lunatics The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove The Longest Joke In The World Macdonald Hall Magic 2 0 Mark Delewen And The Space Pirates Master Of Formalities M A S H series Max and Moritz Maxie Rosie and Earl Partners in Grime The Meaning of Liff Meg Langslow Mysteries Motel of the Mysteries Moscow Petushki Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House Mr Blank My Family and Other Animals My Uncle Oswald Night of the Living Trekkies Not Taco Bell Material Nuklear Age The Onion Book of Known Knowledge Our Dumb Century Our Dumb World Planet Tad The Player President Me Pride and Prejudice and Zombies The Priest The Scientist And The Meteor The Private Life of Genghis Khan Private Parts Professor Mmaa s Lecture The Pursuit of Love Psmith Rally Round

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  • Comically Missing the Point - TV Tropes
    brands General Motors produced at the time only for a second guy to mention that those were not Italian cars After all this and the announcer spiel the first guy now thinks the couple is buying a large number of cars and adds that they need to know what they were intending to do with all those cars In the Mercedes commercial Beauty is nothing without brains a woman asks for a burger fries and a shake When she is informed that she is in a library all she does is ask the same question quieter Then again she s blonde anyway The Chase credit card company runs a series of commercials in which couples relay outrageous travel tales to their friends we became fast friends with Chevy Chase our son discovered a dinosaur etc The friends are stunned because the couple was able to use its frequent flier miles on a whim over a holiday and to a desirable destination In this commercial for Faygo Sugar Free Redpop football legend Alex Karras is seen eating a platter of pizza An off screen voice comments that he thought Alex was on a diet Alex then tells him that he was on a diet proceeding to shill the Sugar Free Redpop It leads to this bit of dialogue afterwards Off screen voice Yeah but Alex what about the pizza Alex looks at pizza then smiles at the camera Faygo doesn t make pizza Yellow is prone to moments like this in the M M s advertisements In one instance he Red and several people are held up at a convenience store and their captor threatens to eat one of his hostages Yellow automatically assumes he s intending to eat one of the humans There s also the following exchange which also doubles as an Actor Allusion considering that Yellow is voiced by Law Order semi regular J K Simmons Red Coming up next the new Macy s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon of everyone s favorite celebrities Yellow Oh boy A Law Order balloon Red beat annoyed I was talking about us Yellow beat We re gonna be on Law Order The Aldi low budget supermarket chain in the UK has a series of advertisements where a character will buy another character a delicious meal in preparation for telling them some devastating news e g a man telling his wife he is cheating on her only for the other person to be more interested in the fact that they were able to buy the entire meal at Aldi Professional Wrestling To show he could do characters Scott Hall did an imitation of Scarface 1983 Vince McMahon thought it was an original concept that just needed some tweaking During his Impact Championship Wrestling debut Yoshihiro Tajiri yelled Shut The Fuck Up at the referee admonishing him for putting then rookie Low Ki in an illegal hold shocking everyone from the ref to the commentators to the fans in attendance Nobody knew Tajiri could

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  • Comics of the 1990s - TV Tropes
    are then attributed to the Parker version Hawkgirl Kendra Saunders First appeared in August 1999 Spawn First appeared in May 1992 Batgirl Batgirl Robin IV Spoiler Stephanie Brown debuted in August 1992 Huntress assumed the Batgirl identity in March 1999 Batgirl Cassandra Cain debuted in July 1999 The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck First story appeared in August 1992 Its sequel A Letter from Home Wild CATs First appeared in August 1992 Lt Col James Rhodes became War Machine in September 1992 Azrael Jean Paul Valley First appeared in October 1992 The Batman Adventures Series started in October 1992 The Awesome Slapstick First appeared in November 1992 The Death of Superman Storyline started in November 1992 Bane First appeared in January 1993 Captain Marvel Genis Vell First appeared in 1993 Hitman by Garth Ennis and John McCrea First appeared in the 1993 Etrigan Annual His solo title started in April 1996 It lasted until 2001 with a two issue lost story crossover with the Justice League of America being posthumously published in 2007 Elvis Shrugged 1993 Tales of the Jedi First story arc published 1993 The Maxx Series started in March 1993 X Debuted in Dark Horse Comics 8 March 1993 Stormwatch Debuted in March 1993 Blood Syndicate Debuted in April 1993 Hardware First appeared in April 1993 Knightfall The main part of the storyline started in April 1993 Sandman Mystery Theatre The series started in April 1993 Icon First appeared in May 1993 Ghost World First appeared in June 1993 The graphic novel set in an entire subculture of quirky hipsters The Savage Dragon The ongoing title was launched in June 1993 Static First appeared in June 1993 Steel John Henry Irons First appeared in June 1993 Superboy Kon El First appeared in June 1993 The Ultraverse Launched in June 1993 Archie Comics Sonic the Hedgehog The series started in July 1993 Gen13 Debuted in September 1993 Harley Quinn Harley was first adapted to the comic book medium in September 1993 Harley was introduced to the mainstream DC universe in October 1999 Strangers in Paradise First published in November 1993 Robin Robin Series Launched in November 1993 Simpsons Comics Series started in November 1993 Transformers Generation 2 Series started in November 1993 Lady Death Character introduced in 1991 first issue published in 1994 Green Lantern Kyle Rayner First appeared in January 1994 Marvels a four issue limited series by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross first appeared in January 1994 Super Metroid a five month limited series based on the video game which appeared in the pages of Nintendo Power beginning in February 1994 Emerald Twilight 1994 Les Mondes d Aldébaran Series started in February 1994 Scud the Disposable Assassin First appeared in February 1994 Looney Tunes Title launched in April 1994 Impulse Bartholomew Bart Allen First appeared in June 1994 The Legend of the Chaos God Storyline started in July 1994 Ultra Force Series started in July 1994 The Invisibles by Grant Morrison First appeared in September 1994

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  • Coming Attractions - TV Tropes
    Tabletop Games Television Theater Videogame Webcomics Narrative Universal Applied Phlebotinum Characterization Characters Characters As Device Dialogue Motifs Narrative Devices Paratext Plots Settings Spectacle Other Categories British Telly The Contributors Creator Speak Creators Derivative Works Language Laws And Formulas Show Business Split Personality Stock Room Trope Tropes Truth And Lies Truth In Television Topical Tropes Betrayal Censorship Combat Death Family Fate And Prophecy Food Holiday Memory Money Morality Politics Religion School Community Showcase Explore More Page Actions Watch Edit Page Related Discussion History To Do Page Source Close You need to login to do this Get Known if you don t have an account Share Coming Attractions Edit Locked Main Create New Analysis Characters FanficRecs FanWorks Fridge Haiku Headscratchers ImageLinks Laconic PlayingWith Quotes Recap ReferencedBy Synopsis Timeline Trivia WMG YMMV Trailers teasers ads posters public demos they are all about getting people to know about an upcoming work and to get people interested in seeing reading playing listening to it Of course hype is only half of this Upon release people have to like the work but people still have to know it s out there It can be a tough task one that marketing departments and advertising firms have spent years trying to perfect But a well done campaign can be the difference between blockbusters and flops Tropes Categories Film Posters Trailers Actor IS the Title Character Advertising By Association Covers Always Lie Deceptively Silly Title Evil Overlooker Floating Head Syndrome In a World Juxtaposed Halves Shot Leg Cling Misplaced Names Poster Missing Trailer Scene Montage Ends The VHS Never Trust a Trailer On the Next On the Next Episode of Catch Phrase Pistol Pose Preview Piggybacking Previews Pulse Quotes Fit for a Trailer Real Trailer Fake Movie Recycled Trailer Music Say My Name Trailer Sean Connery Is About to

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  • Commentary Groups - TV Tropes
    Television Theater Videogame Webcomics Narrative Universal Applied Phlebotinum Characterization Characters Characters As Device Dialogue Motifs Narrative Devices Paratext Plots Settings Spectacle Other Categories British Telly The Contributors Creator Speak Creators Derivative Works Language Laws And Formulas Show Business Split Personality Stock Room Trope Tropes Truth And Lies Truth In Television Topical Tropes Betrayal Censorship Combat Death Family Fate And Prophecy Food Holiday Memory Money Morality Politics Religion School Community Showcase Explore More Page Actions Watch Edit Page Related Discussion History To Do Page Source Close You need to login to do this Get Known if you don t have an account Share Commentary Groups Edit Locked Main Create New Analysis Characters FanficRecs FanWorks Fridge Haiku Headscratchers ImageLinks Laconic PlayingWith Quotes Recap ReferencedBy Synopsis Timeline Trivia WMG YMMV Within the past five years or so commentaries have become quite popular on YouTube Mostly these commentaries are of video games due to their apparent immunity from copyright laws at least as far as broadcasting the footage goes but some groups will commentate on movies or even TV shows These commentary groups range greatly in professionalism from doing multiple takes of a commentary to simply having the video in the background while the

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  • Common Eye Colors - TV Tropes
    Comedy Commercials Crime Punishment Drama Horror Love News Professional Wrestling Speculative Fiction Sports Story War Media All Media Animation Western Anime Comic Book Fan Fics Film Game Literature Music And Sound Effects New Media Print Media Radio Sequential Art Tabletop Games Television Theater Videogame Webcomics Narrative Universal Applied Phlebotinum Characterization Characters Characters As Device Dialogue Motifs Narrative Devices Paratext Plots Settings Spectacle Other Categories British Telly The Contributors Creator Speak Creators Derivative Works Language Laws And Formulas Show Business Split Personality Stock Room Trope Tropes Truth And Lies Truth In Television Topical Tropes Betrayal Censorship Combat Death Family Fate And Prophecy Food Holiday Memory Money Morality Politics Religion School Community Showcase Explore More Page Actions Watch Edit Page Related Discussion History To Do Page Source Close You need to login to do this Get Known if you don t have an account Share Common Eye Colors Edit Locked Main Create New Analysis Characters FanficRecs FanWorks Fridge Haiku Headscratchers ImageLinks Laconic PlayingWith Quotes Recap ReferencedBy Synopsis Timeline Trivia WMG YMMV Blue eyes to Heaven rise Grey eyes go to Paradise Green eyes in Hell tell lies Black eyes in Purgatory get wise French nursery rhyme This is for stereotypes associated with common human colors Magical characters often have the eye colour associated with their Elemental Powers For more unusual colors see Technicolor Eyes and Purple Eyes For eye colors that mean trouble Uh Oh Eyes Eye Colors Black Eyes of Crazy Black Eyes of Evil Brown Eyes Creepy Blue Eyes Gray Eyes Green Eyes Significant Green Eyed Redhead Icy Blue Eyes Innocent Blue Eyes Mismatched Eyes Occult Blue Eyes Red Eyes Take Warning Supernatural Gold Eyes Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness Alternative Title s Common Eye Colours Indexes Previous Index Next Colorblind Casting Characters and Casting Composite Character Everything s Better with

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  • Common Fan Fallacies - TV Tropes
    Paratext Plots Settings Spectacle Other Categories British Telly The Contributors Creator Speak Creators Derivative Works Language Laws And Formulas Show Business Split Personality Stock Room Trope Tropes Truth And Lies Truth In Television Topical Tropes Betrayal Censorship Combat Death Family Fate And Prophecy Food Holiday Memory Money Morality Politics Religion School Community Showcase Explore More Page Actions Watch Edit Page Related Discussion History To Do Page Source Close You need to login to do this Get Known if you don t have an account Share Common Fan Fallacies Edit Locked Main Laconic Create New Analysis Characters FanficRecs FanWorks Fridge Haiku Headscratchers ImageLinks PlayingWith Quotes Recap ReferencedBy Synopsis Timeline Trivia WMG YMMV By now we all know that the people who write television shows aren t omniscient Their knowledge of science technology history and pretty much any other subject you care to name is often limited to that of a casual dabbler The writers mastery of logic common sense and causality often yields to what makes for an interesting story Let us not judge too harshly As often as the writers may be inaccurate the viewers are just as guilty of making similar mistakes All too often a well intentioned fan will see the need to invent some Fanon or an ill intentioned critic will see the need to launch into a bitter diatribe based on some inconsistency or mistake he sees in his show of choice About as often the complaint will be based on a total fallacy Sometimes writers really are to blame just not the way the fan thinks An extremely common trope may condition viewers to accept its premise as absolute fact and to cry foul when another series more accurately avoids the trope Here are some examples The Aesthetics of Technology Aluminum Christmas Trees Brand Names

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  • Competition Index - TV Tropes
    Universal Applied Phlebotinum Characterization Characters Characters As Device Dialogue Motifs Narrative Devices Paratext Plots Settings Spectacle Other Categories British Telly The Contributors Creator Speak Creators Derivative Works Language Laws And Formulas Show Business Split Personality Stock Room Trope Tropes Truth And Lies Truth In Television Topical Tropes Betrayal Censorship Combat Death Family Fate And Prophecy Food Holiday Memory Money Morality Politics Religion School Community Showcase Explore More Page Actions Watch Edit Page Related Discussion History To Do Page Source Close You need to login to do this Get Known if you don t have an account Share Competition Index Edit Locked Main Create New Analysis Characters FanficRecs FanWorks Fridge Haiku Headscratchers ImageLinks Laconic PlayingWith Quotes Recap ReferencedBy Synopsis Timeline Trivia WMG YMMV An index dealing with tropes about different contests or about competition of any kind Tropes Categories Dueling Tropes Sports Story Tropes Victory and Defeat And You Thought It Was a Game Baseball Episode Beastly Bloodsports Beat Them at Their Own Game Beauty Contest Big Game Blood Sport Body Count Competition Burping Contest Caption Contest Challenge Gamer Competition Freak Contest Winner Cameo Cooking Duel Crippling the Competition Deadly Game Disqualification Induced Victory Drinking Contest Dueling Works Duel to the

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