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28th Mar '18 11:04:06 AM Korados
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** The fictional setting, characters, and narrative devices have to be at odds with the scene. In that regard, WorldBuilding moments, strange personalities, and a surreal story structure that can explain its origin are exempt from this trope. For instance, AllJustADream gives a good reason, as using the trope tends to go hand-in-hand with the surreal (although for some genres and franchises, using the scenario of AllJustADream itself may qualify).

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** The fictional setting, characters, and narrative devices have to be at odds with the scene. In that regard, WorldBuilding moments, strange personalities, and a surreal story structure that can explain its origin are exempt from this trope. For instance, AllJustADream gives a good reason, as using the trope tends to go hand-in-hand with the surreal (although for some genres and franchises, using the scenario of AllJustADream All Just A Dream itself may qualify).
4th Mar '18 2:38:31 AM AnotherDuck
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* Any and every time an editor includes a gag or meme from a show in their entry.
* Averted in the former Big Lipped Alligator Moment Troper Tales article. The fact that the RealLife moments were being posted about meant that they were being mentioned again, thus disqualifying them.
* Troper Tales itself was this back in the day.
11th Feb '18 4:04:16 PM Manw0name
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Remember, TropesAreNotBad, as many of these types of scenes can be well-remembered and enjoyed, if not fully explained.
10th Dec '17 2:43:38 PM ferrelas
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* In ''Literature/TheKalevala'', Vainamoinen and the others are burrowing into a mountain to find TheSampo, when they come across a bunch of snakes drinking beer. Vainamoinen is infuriated for some reason and curses all snakes so that they can never drink beer again. This is never mentioned again.

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* In ''Literature/TheKalevala'', Vainamoinen Väinämöinen and the others are burrowing into a mountain to find TheSampo, when they come across a bunch of snakes drinking beer. Vainamoinen Väinämöinen is infuriated for some reason and curses all snakes so that they can never drink beer again. This is never mentioned again.
25th Oct '17 8:45:25 PM Gideoncrawle
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->''"This is named after [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5iZE6-a9jU the random musical number sung by a big-lipped alligator]] towards the end of the film'' WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven. ''A scene that comes right the fuck out of nowhere; has little to no bearing whatsoever on the plot; is WAY over the top in terms of ridiculousness, [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext even within the context of the movie]]; and after it happens, no one ever speaks of it again."''

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->''"This is named after [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5iZE6-a9jU the random musical number sung by a big-lipped alligator]] alligator towards the end of the film'' WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven. ''A scene that comes right the fuck out of nowhere; has little to no bearing whatsoever on the plot; is WAY over the top in terms of ridiculousness, [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext even within the context of the movie]]; movie; and after it happens, no one ever speaks of it again."''
17th Oct '17 10:05:41 PM kablammin45
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** BigLippedAlligatorMoment/{{Clarence}}
9th Sep '17 3:58:33 PM nombretomado
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* You would think that it's impossible for anything as short as a TV ad to have a BLAM, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhm-22Q0PuM this ad]] for Herman Cain (at the time a candidate for the [[AmericanPoliticalSystem 2012 Republican nomination for President]]) proves us all wrong. It features Cain's Chief of Staff Mark Block talking about what Cain hopes to achieve by running...and then, towards the very end, out of nowhere, [[RandomSmokingScene a shot of him randomly taking a drag off his cigarette]]. Combined with the closing shot of Cain slowly turning to the camera and slooooooowly smiling, the ad [[MemeticMutation quickly went viral]].

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* You would think that it's impossible for anything as short as a TV ad to have a BLAM, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhm-22Q0PuM this ad]] for Herman Cain (at the time a candidate for the [[AmericanPoliticalSystem [[UsefulNotes/AmericanPoliticalSystem 2012 Republican nomination for President]]) proves us all wrong. It features Cain's Chief of Staff Mark Block talking about what Cain hopes to achieve by running...and then, towards the very end, out of nowhere, [[RandomSmokingScene a shot of him randomly taking a drag off his cigarette]]. Combined with the closing shot of Cain slowly turning to the camera and slooooooowly smiling, the ad [[MemeticMutation quickly went viral]].
1st Sep '17 4:35:46 PM Everdream
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** In ''The Gospel of Mark,'' When Jesus is being seized, some random unidentified man following him is grabbed by his garment, struggles loose and runs away stark naked leaving his clothes behind. Who this man is and why exactly God decided to tell us about this has been the subject of much confusion and many sermons.

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** In ''The Gospel of Mark,'' When when Jesus is being seized, some random unidentified man following him is grabbed by his garment, struggles loose and runs away stark naked leaving his clothes behind. Who this man is and why exactly God decided to tell us about this has been the subject of much confusion and many sermons.
1st Sep '17 4:33:43 PM Everdream
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** In ''Exodus,'' in one of the weirdest moments in the Bible, God almost kills Moses, only stopping when Moses's wife cuts off their son's foreskin and touches Moses's feet with it. What?
** In ''the Gospel of Mark,'' When Jesus is being seized, some random unidentified man following him is grabbed by his garment, gets loose and runs away stark naked leaving his clothes behind. Exactly who this man was and why exactly God decided to tell us about this has been the subject of many sermons.

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** In ''Exodus,'' in one of the weirdest moments in the Bible, God almost kills Moses, Moses and only stopping stops when Moses's wife cuts off their son's foreskin (yes, from his ''penis'') and touches Moses's feet with it. What?
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** In ''the ''The Gospel of Mark,'' When Jesus is being seized, some random unidentified man following him is grabbed by his garment, gets struggles loose and runs away stark naked leaving his clothes behind. Exactly who Who this man was is and why exactly God decided to tell us about this has been the subject of much confusion and many sermons.
31st Aug '17 11:26:35 PM Everdream
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* ''Literature/TheBible:''
** In ''Exodus,'' in one of the weirdest moments in the Bible, God almost kills Moses, only stopping when Moses's wife cuts off their son's foreskin and touches Moses's feet with it. What?
** In ''the Gospel of Mark,'' When Jesus is being seized, some random unidentified man following him is grabbed by his garment, gets loose and runs away stark naked leaving his clothes behind. Exactly who this man was and why exactly God decided to tell us about this has been the subject of many sermons.
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