History Main / IronicBirthday

15th Mar '17 9:59:07 AM StarTropes
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': Ezra Bridger was born on the day the Empire was formed (the same Empire that would eventually [[spoiler:kill]] his parents for speaking out against it). In "Empire Day," during Ezra's fifteenth birthday, he encounters a friend of his parents who is on the run from the Empire, and he and the rest of the crew try to get him out of danger. In the events that follow, Ezra [[spoiler:taps into the dark side of the force in a bout of fear and anger]] during a clash with the Inquisitor.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': [[KidHero Ezra Bridger Bridger]] was born on the day the TheEmpire was formed. On his seventh birthday, that Empire was formed (the same Empire that would eventually [[spoiler:kill]] took his parents for speaking out against it).away (and [[spoiler:they would later die in a prison breakout]]). In "Empire Day," during Ezra's fifteenth birthday, he encounters a friend of his parents who is on the run from the Empire, and he and the rest of the crew try to get him out of danger. In the events that follow, Ezra [[spoiler:taps into the dark side TheDarkSide of the force TheForce in a bout of fear and anger]] during a clash with the Inquisitor.
24th Jan '17 11:20:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* The first episode of ''Series/BreakingBad'' pretty much revolves around this trope. Walter White comes home from the hospital on his 50th birthday, having just learnt that he has terminal cancer, to find a surprise party in his living room.

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The first episode of ''Series/BreakingBad'' pretty much revolves around this trope. Walter White comes home from the hospital on his 50th birthday, having just learnt that he has terminal cancer, to find a surprise party in his living room.
24th Jan '17 11:20:11 AM Morgenthaler
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30th Oct '16 11:29:10 AM nombretomado
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* ''HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' plays with this. He is convicted and sentenced in the murder of Dyno-Mutt, goes to jail, goes through his years of appeals, ends up on death row, goes through catharsis and healing experiences as he makes peace with his lot in life, goes to the electric chair and surprise! This was all a set up for his birthday party. Where this becomes a straight example is that the prison marriage to MagillaGorilla was real.

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* ''HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' plays with this. He is convicted and sentenced in the murder of Dyno-Mutt, goes to jail, goes through his years of appeals, ends up on death row, goes through catharsis and healing experiences as he makes peace with his lot in life, goes to the electric chair and surprise! This was all a set up for his birthday party. Where this becomes a straight example is that the prison marriage to MagillaGorilla was real.
20th Aug '16 7:09:40 PM Schroeder1174
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* "It's My Party" by Leslie Gore. The singer loses her boyfriend Johnny to Judy, who shows up at the birthday party wearing his ring.

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* "It's My Party" by Leslie Lesley Gore. The singer loses her boyfriend Johnny to Judy, who shows up at the birthday party wearing his engagement ring.
17th Jul '16 6:25:59 PM nombretomado
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** In a lesser sense, also ''{{Company}}'', one of the {{S|tephenSondheim}}ondheim pieces it's based on.
* Inverted in the 1993 [[TheMusical musical]] of ''{{Tommy}}'': As 4-year-old Tommy, his mother, and her new lover celebrate her 21st birthday, her presumed-dead husband arrives and breaks up by engaging in a fight between him and the boyfriend that soon leaves the boyfriend dead... all the while the mother tries turning Tommy away from the fight toward the mirror... with which he witnesses said fight by looking at it, after which the parents soon get surprised by what they see before the father gets arrested. Whoops!

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** In a lesser sense, also ''{{Company}}'', ''Theatre/{{Company}}'', one of the {{S|tephenSondheim}}ondheim pieces it's based on.
* Inverted in the 1993 [[TheMusical musical]] of ''{{Tommy}}'': ''Theatre/{{Tommy}}'': As 4-year-old Tommy, his mother, and her new lover celebrate her 21st birthday, her presumed-dead husband arrives and breaks up by engaging in a fight between him and the boyfriend that soon leaves the boyfriend dead... all the while the mother tries turning Tommy away from the fight toward the mirror... with which he witnesses said fight by looking at it, after which the parents soon get surprised by what they see before the father gets arrested. Whoops!
2nd Mar '16 5:00:40 PM nombretomado
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* A notorious episode of ''AllInTheFamily'' involved Edith Bunker arriving to a surprise birthday party after being ''attacked by a rapist''.

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* A notorious episode of ''AllInTheFamily'' ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' involved Edith Bunker arriving to a surprise birthday party after being ''attacked by a rapist''.
6th Feb '16 10:53:21 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Frasier}}'', who had ''two'': one where he was trying not to accidentally stand up a woman for the third time, and one where he accidentally (with a little help from Roz) revealed his entire sexual history to the waiting party-throwers.

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* ''{{Frasier}}'', ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', who had ''two'': one where he was trying not to accidentally stand up a woman for the third time, and one where he accidentally (with a little help from Roz) revealed his entire sexual history to the waiting party-throwers.
22nd Jul '15 1:41:51 PM Berrenta
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* Not a birthday, but in ''Film/{{District 9}}'' Wikus walks into a surprise party to celebrate his promotion as he slowly [[spoiler:turns into a alien.]]

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* Not a birthday, but in ''Film/{{District 9}}'' Wikus walks into a surprise party to celebrate his promotion as he slowly [[spoiler:turns into a an alien.]]



* A reverse version, minus the surprise: The events of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' take place on Link's birthday. He's just received his gifts from Grandma and they're starting to celebrate when his beloved little sister gets abducted by a giant bird.

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* A reverse version, An inversion, minus the surprise: The events of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' take place on Link's birthday. He's just received his gifts from Grandma and they're starting to celebrate when his beloved little sister gets abducted by a giant bird.
20th Jul '15 9:37:23 AM nombretomado
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* Also not the victim's birthday: In ''{{Mazinkaiser}}'', Baron Ashura infiltrates the Photon Power Laboratory disguised as Professor Yumi, and walks in on Yumi's surprise birthday party. To make matters worse, all the presents remind him of Baron Ashura, including a Baron Ashura-themed dartboard. He dashes out, screaming that he is, in fact, Professor Yumi.

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* Also not the victim's birthday: In ''{{Mazinkaiser}}'', ''{{Anime/Mazinkaiser}}'', Baron Ashura infiltrates the Photon Power Laboratory disguised as Professor Yumi, and walks in on Yumi's surprise birthday party. To make matters worse, all the presents remind him of Baron Ashura, including a Baron Ashura-themed dartboard. He dashes out, screaming that he is, in fact, Professor Yumi.
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