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12th Nov '17 6:55:12 PM MarkLungo
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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[[labelnote:*]]Pineapples don't actually grow on trees, but [[ArtisticLicenseBiology that's a different trope]].[[/labelnote]] 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. If the stranded are ''really'' unlucky, there will be a [[ThreateningShark pack of sharks]] circling the island.

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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[[labelnote:*]]Pineapples tree[[note]]Pineapples don't actually grow on trees, but [[ArtisticLicenseBiology that's a different trope]].[[/labelnote]] [[/note]] 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. If the stranded are ''really'' unlucky, there will be a [[ThreateningShark pack of sharks]] circling the island.



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17th Oct '17 10:46:57 AM FactoidCow
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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. If the stranded are ''really'' unlucky, there will be a [[ThreateningShark pack of sharks]] circling the island.

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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 tree[[labelnote:*]]Pineapples don't actually grow on trees, but [[ArtisticLicenseBiology that's a different trope]].[[/labelnote]] 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. If the stranded are ''really'' unlucky, there will be a [[ThreateningShark pack of sharks]] circling the island.
3rd Oct '17 6:56:36 PM FF32
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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.

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* In an animated ''Sesame Street'' ''Series/SesameStreet'' [[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.
23rd Aug '17 2:44:22 AM Silverblade2
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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker and Harley Quinn end up stranded on one after the Joker sinks Greenbeard's ship in ''Webcomic/LilGotham'' #8. It turns out this was the one time Harley hadn't packed her escape balloon, because [[AllWomenLoveShoes she needed to make room for all her shoes]].

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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker and Harley Quinn end up stranded on one after the Joker sinks Greenbeard's ship in ''Webcomic/LilGotham'' #8. It turns out this was the one time Harley hadn't packed her escape balloon, because [[AllWomenLoveShoes she needed to make room for all her shoes]].
11th Jul '17 6:40:27 PM ironcommando
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* ''VideoGame/IslandWars'' features tiny islands with a rotating cannon and few palm trees. Said palm trees act as your VideoGameLives, and your job in [[CoOpMultiplayer Invasion Mode]] is to defend said trees with your cannon. In the VS mode, one player uses a plane to attack their opponent's palm trees.
2nd Apr '17 4:54:56 PM ElSquibbonator
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* Played completely straight and not for comedy in the 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.

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* Played completely straight and (and not for comedy comedy, for once) in the Creator/StephenKing story ''Survivor Type'', where a Type''. An unscrupulous, sociopathic surgeon is stranded on a Far Side tiny 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. [[AndIMustScream His last diary entries suggest he's eaten everything below his waist.]]
18th Jan '17 8:26:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' episode "Jumping the Shark" has this as the main plot.

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* The ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' episode "Jumping the Shark" has this as the main plot. Somehow, their ''bus'' crashes onto a deserted island after falling off a cliff, followed by their subsequent attempts to escape.
26th Dec '16 2:33:57 AM GhostOfAGeek
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* [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/danmazur/palindramas/series.php?view=archive&chapter=35235 This]] ''WebComic/{{Palindramas}}'' strip ends up on one.

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* %%* [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/danmazur/palindramas/series.php?view=archive&chapter=35235 This]] ''WebComic/{{Palindramas}}'' strip ends up on one.



* 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.

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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 immediately sinks, but then discover that Rogers body is bouyant enough to function as a makeshift flotation device.
4th Dec '16 5:25:57 PM Andyroid
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* A viewer of ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' once asked Strong Bad what it would be like if he and Homestar were stranded on such an island. Strong Bad first mentioned the [[MeatOVision usual tropes]] for such a situation, but figured the reality would actually be more dull and unpleasant. In another episode, we see a flashback of him being saved by The Paper from a sinking version of one.

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* A viewer One of these shows up in a few ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' once asked cartoons:
** One ''WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail'' has a viewer asking
Strong Bad what it would be like if he and Homestar were stranded on such an island. Strong Bad first mentioned the [[MeatOVision usual tropes]] for such a situation, but figured the reality would actually be more dull and unpleasant. unpleasant.
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In another episode, the cartoon "Weclome Back", Bubs remarks that he spend the month-and-a-half hiatus trying to sell baloney sandwiches "at the beach". Cut to Bubs by himself on a tiny island that's almost too small for his truck.
-->'''Bubs:''' C'mon, people! C'mon, palm tree! I'm tryin'-ta-sell-a-baloney-sammich!
** In the email "the paper",
we see a flashback of him Strong Bad being saved by The Paper from a sinking version of one.one.
--->'''Strong Bad:''' Why is this island sinking?! I didn't even kill any [[LoadBearingBoss end bosses]]!
14th Nov '16 3:55:09 PM ZombieAladdin
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[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* Unsurprisingly, in the ''[[TabletopGame/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon Trading Card Game]]'' the card known as "[[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Castaway_(EX_Crystal_Guardians_72) Castaway]]" depicts a man on such an island, although said island is just off the coast of a larger one. The illustration hints that he has not been able to get back to the larger island.
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