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23rd Jan '16 9:28:07 AM nombretomado
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* Played completely straight and not for comedy in the StephenKing story ''Survivor Type'', where a sociopathic surgeon is stranded on a Far Side island with no supplies other than some water and a large amount of heroin he had been smuggling. A self described "survivor type", he tries to keep himself alive first by catching seagulls, and after accidently breaking his foot, cannibalising parts of his own body.

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* Played completely straight and not for comedy in the StephenKing Creator/StephenKing story ''Survivor Type'', where a sociopathic surgeon is stranded on a Far Side island with no supplies other than some water and a large amount of heroin he had been smuggling. A self described "survivor type", he tries to keep himself alive first by catching seagulls, and after accidently breaking his foot, cannibalising parts of his own body.
2nd Oct '15 5:47:54 AM Morgenthaler
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A comedic DesertedIsland[[note]]And also, by loose definition, a desert island[[/note]] that is circular with a radius of two metres or so and a single palm, coconut or pineapple tree in the centre. Usually has a single inhabitant. If there's more than one, they'll either be constantly arguing or one will be slowly driving the other insane in a comedic manner (MeatOVision may also occur). Often features a MessageInABottle.

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A comedic DesertedIsland[[note]]And also, by loose definition, a desert island[[/note]] that is circular with a radius of two metres or so and a single palm, coconut or pineapple tree in the centre. Usually has a single inhabitant. If there's more than one, they'll either be constantly arguing or one will be slowly driving the other insane in a comedic manner (MeatOVision may also occur). Often features a MessageInABottle.
MessageInABottle. If the stranded are ''really'' unlucky, there will be a [[ThreateningShark pack of sharks]] circling the island.
10th Aug '15 7:39:34 PM Wikipetzi
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* Regularly featured in ''Series/TheNewYorker'' cartoons, such as one that has the palm tree replaced by a wind turbine and one castaway saying to another, "I miss the palm tree too, but at least we can have a refrigerator." {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in [[http://www.condenaststore.com/-sp/Ignore-them-They-re-cartoonists-New-Yorker-Cartoon-Prints_i8479432_.htm this one]].

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* Regularly featured in ''Series/TheNewYorker'' cartoons, such as one that has the palm tree replaced by a wind turbine and one castaway saying to another, "I miss the palm tree too, but at least we can have a refrigerator." "
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{{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in [[http://www.condenaststore.com/-sp/Ignore-them-They-re-cartoonists-New-Yorker-Cartoon-Prints_i8479432_.htm this one]].
6th May '15 12:50:13 PM AmayirotAkago
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* Animated screensaver ''Johnny Castaway'' was set on one of these, featuring the titular shipwrecked character carrying out increasingly wackier plans to get off.
18th Mar '15 1:38:03 PM chasemaddigan
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** ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobMovieSpongeOutOfWater Sponge Out Of Water]]'' revealed that the island is actually much bigger than it looks. It has a dense jungle that's dwarfed by three giant palm trees.
15th Mar '15 5:26:41 PM BillWoods
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* At the end of ''102Dalmatians:PuppiesToTheRescue'', Horace, Jasper and LePelt hide in a crate about to be shipped out, in an attempt to ditch Cruella DeVil. They end up on an island just like this...for some unexplained reason.

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* At the end of ''102Dalmatians:PuppiesToTheRescue'', ''VideoGame/OneHundredAndTwoDalmatiansPuppiesToTheRescue'', Horace, Jasper and LePelt [=LePelt=] hide in a crate about to be shipped out, in an attempt to ditch Cruella DeVil.[=DeVil=]. They end up on an island just like this...for some unexplained reason.
10th Mar '15 9:31:00 AM SilentStranger
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* One of these showed up on ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''. Originally it was a quite spacious desert island with many luxuries installed, until a tidal wave submerged something like 95% of the island underwater. Stan and Roger survive by eating mostly seagulls.

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* One of these showed up on ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''. Originally it was a quite spacious desert island with many luxuries installed, until a tidal wave submerged something like 95% of the island underwater. Stan and Roger survive by eating mostly seagulls. They attempt to escape with a raft made from seagull carcasses which immediatly sinks, but then discover that Rogers body is bouyant enough to function as a makeshift flotation device.
10th Mar '15 9:24:28 AM SilentStranger
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* Played completely straight and not for comedy in the StephenKing story ''Survivor Type'', where a sociopathic surgeon is stranded on a Far Side island with no supplies other than some water and a large amount of heroin he had been smuggling. A self described "survivor type", he tries to keep himself alive first by catching seagulls, and after accidently breaking his foot, cannibalising parts of his own body.
27th Jan '15 11:01:40 AM mlsmithca
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* Desert Island Dick from ''TheTopper'' was just a whole comic strip about this trope: one guy lives on a deserted island by himself and never seems to be able to get off or starve. He is friends with the wildlife though. This trope has also been occasionally used in ''The Topper'''s more well known stablemates ''Comicbook/TheBeano'' and ''ComicBook/TheDandy''.

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* Desert Island Dick from ''TheTopper'' ''ComicBook/TheTopper'' was just a whole comic strip about this trope: one guy lives on a deserted island by himself and never seems to be able to get off or starve. He is friends with the wildlife though. This trope has also been occasionally used in ''The Topper'''s Topper''[='=]s more well known stablemates ''Comicbook/TheBeano'' and ''ComicBook/TheDandy''.



* The Castaway Bill Screensaver features a lone man wandering about one of these. As did [[Creator/{{Sierra}} Seria On-Line]]'s Windows 3.x screensaver ''JohnnyCastaway''.

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* The Castaway Bill Screensaver features a lone man wandering about one of these. As did [[Creator/{{Sierra}} Seria Sierra On-Line]]'s Windows 3.x screensaver ''JohnnyCastaway''.
30th Nov '14 10:55:43 AM Nyperold
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* In an animated ''Sesame Street'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asRFJ-4Zxe8 sequence]], the letters H, E, L, and P are stranded on an island and miss two opportunities to be rescued by being in the wrong order.
-->'''Man in blimp''': I wonder what "PLEH" means...
-->'''Other man in blimp''': I doesn't mean anything to me!



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