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14th Jan '17 12:44:09 PM cybertoy0
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** This is basically Luffy's reason for becoming a pirate. It's not so much as finding a great treasure or beating up the local dictators, wannabe or official, it's having the best, most awesome adventure ever. When discussing how to enter the Grand Line, Luffy insists on entering through Reverse Mountain instead of going in from the sides as "It wouldn't feel right." He also refuses a chance to learn more about Gold Roger's One Piece, as he doesn't want to be spoiled on whether or not that there's a treasure.
24th Dec '16 12:13:43 PM nombretomado
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* Also literally inverted in ''AroundTheWorldInEightyDays''. During one leg of his journey, Phileas Fogg literally goes to see an elephant, but he's shown zero interest in sightseeing; he just wants to hurry up and get past a gap in the train routes.

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* Also literally Literally inverted in ''AroundTheWorldInEightyDays''.''Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays''. During one leg of his journey, Phileas Fogg literally goes to see an elephant, but he's shown zero interest in sightseeing; he just wants to hurry up and get past a gap in the train routes.
16th Sep '16 10:31:21 AM Belphegor
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* In ''The Magician's Elephant'' by Kate DiCamillo, the protagonist goes with a group of people to see the title elephant to first find out if his sister is still alive and secondly to get it home.

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* In ''The Magician's Elephant'' by Kate DiCamillo, [=DiCamillo=], the protagonist goes with a group of people to see the title elephant to first find out if his sister is still alive and secondly to get it home.
29th Jul '16 3:36:47 PM Morgenthaler
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** The guys in ''Film/EasyRider'' did that, too, with New Orleans as the ultimate elephant.

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** * The guys in ''Film/EasyRider'' did that, too, with New Orleans as the ultimate elephant.
29th Jul '16 3:36:28 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Losin' It'', each of the boys has a different "elephant" he wants to see during their trip to Tijuana, Mexico. One character wants to see a donkey show, another wants his car seats re-upholstered and the third just wants to get some cool fireworks.
* The ''Film/NationalLampoonsVacation'' series of films starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo are a comedic example of this trope.
* ''Film/TheStraightStory'' is about a man who takes a cross-country trip on his riding mower, so he can reconcile with his dying brother.
* ''Film/LostInAmerica'' is about a couple who quit their jobs in order to "discover America." They do so by traveling around in a Winnebago on the back roads, looking for new things to see and do.
** The guys in ''Film/EasyRider'' did that, too, with New Orleans as the ultimate elephant.

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* In ''Losin' It'', each of the boys has a different "elephant" he wants to see during their trip to Tijuana, Mexico. One character wants to see a donkey show, another wants his car seats re-upholstered and the third just wants to get some cool fireworks.
* The ''Film/NationalLampoonsVacation'' series of films starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo are a comedic example of this trope.
* ''Film/TheStraightStory'' is about a man who takes a cross-country trip on his riding mower, so he can reconcile with his dying brother.
* ''Film/LostInAmerica'' is about a couple who quit their jobs in order to "discover America." They do so by traveling around in a Winnebago on the back roads, looking for new things to see and do.
** The guys in ''Film/EasyRider'' did that, too, with New Orleans as the ultimate elephant.
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* ''Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle.'' ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* In ''Film/TheWizard'' Jimmy's ultimate goal is the [[spoiler:Cabazon Dinosaurs]].

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* ''Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle.'' ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* In ''Film/TheWizard'' Jimmy's ultimate goal is the [[spoiler:Cabazon Dinosaurs]].


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* In ''Losin' It'', each of the boys has a different "elephant" he wants to see during their trip to Tijuana, Mexico. One character wants to see a donkey show, another wants his car seats re-upholstered and the third just wants to get some cool fireworks.
* The ''Film/NationalLampoonsVacation'' series of films starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo are a comedic example of this trope.
* ''Film/TheStraightStory'' is about a man who takes a cross-country trip on his riding mower, so he can reconcile with his dying brother.
* ''Film/LostInAmerica'' is about a couple who quit their jobs in order to "discover America." They do so by traveling around in a Winnebago on the back roads, looking for new things to see and do.
** The guys in ''Film/EasyRider'' did that, too, with New Orleans as the ultimate elephant.
* ''Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle.'' ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* In ''Film/TheWizard'' Jimmy's ultimate goal is the [[spoiler:Cabazon Dinosaurs]].

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29th Jul '16 3:34:51 PM Morgenthaler
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27th Jul '16 1:36:43 PM AgProv
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** As indeed did Sam, Sybil and young Sam in ''Literature/{{Snuff}}''. And Sam and Sybil spend the whole of ''Literature/TheFifthElephant'' doing.... well, take a wild guess from the title.
27th May '16 7:58:30 AM Andyroid
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'', the Funnies are taking a road trip to see the Painted Gorge. They don't have any other plans, but end up doing stuff along the way.
** In ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventuresHowISpentMyVacation'', Plucky and the Pig family visit a theme park called Happy World Land, and Plucky is clearly excited for the attractions. To Plucky's disappointment, however, all Hamton and his family were interested in doing was to ride a monorail around the park, after which they promptly leave.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'', the Funnies are taking a road trip to see the Great Painted Gorge. They don't have any other plans, Mr. Funny tries to make good time, but end up doing stuff along the way.
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Doug and Judy keep getting distracted by tourist traps.
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In ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventuresHowISpentMyVacation'', Plucky and the Pig family visit a theme park called Happy World Land, and Plucky is clearly excited for the attractions. To Plucky's disappointment, however, all Hamton Hampton and his family were interested in doing was to just ride a the monorail around the park, park (because Mr. Pig doesn't want to overdo it on their first visit), after which they promptly leave.
18th May '16 8:53:11 PM PaulA
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* Barnaby Tucker, in Thornton Wilder's ''The Matchmaker'' (and its derivative, ''HelloDolly!'') has the fixed desire of seeing the stuffed whale in Barnum's museum when he goes to New York.

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* Barnaby Tucker, in Thornton Wilder's Creator/ThorntonWilder's ''The Matchmaker'' (and its derivative, ''HelloDolly!'') ''Theatre/HelloDolly'') has the fixed desire of seeing the stuffed whale in Barnum's museum when he goes to New York.
9th May '16 3:03:47 PM FuzzyBoots
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* In ''Film/TheWizard'' Jimmy's ultimate goal is the [[spoiler:Cabazon Dinosaurs]].
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