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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.
13th Jul '15 10:42:15 PM sabrina_diamond
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Contrast OnePersonBirthdayParty (when the character is suffering because nobody showed up to their party) and ForgottenBirthday (when the character is sad only because they don't know about the surprise party.) If their birthday is miserable but they ''don't'' have to act cheerful for a party, it's ABirthdayNotABreak.

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Contrast OnePersonBirthdayParty (when the character is suffering because nobody else showed up to their party) and ForgottenBirthday (when the character is sad only because they ''they'' don't know about the surprise party.) If their birthday is miserable but they ''don't'' have to act cheerful for a party, it's ABirthdayNotABreak.
5th Jul '15 3:43:00 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Smallville}}'', there has not been a single perfectly happy birthday shown. LexLuthor's 12th birthday involves an empty party. Clark's 16th birthday was fine for him at the time but Chloe saw him kissing Lana and left crying. He misses his 17th birthday because he is stabbed by an AxCrazy [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity teenager with]] [[AGodAmI his powers]]. His 19th birthday was not long after [[spoiler:Jonathan died]]. Chloe's 18th birthday involves being possessed by a WickedWitch who proceeded to bloodily torture Clark. Her 22th birthday was after she suffered through a long TraumaCongaLine, and Zatanna had the bright idea to transform her into Lois. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And Clark didn't show up for the party.]]

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* In ''{{Smallville}}'', ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', there has not been a single perfectly happy birthday shown. LexLuthor's ComicBook/LexLuthor's 12th birthday involves an empty party. Clark's 16th birthday was fine for him at the time but Chloe saw him kissing Lana and left crying. He misses his 17th birthday because he is stabbed by an AxCrazy [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity teenager with]] [[AGodAmI his powers]]. His 19th birthday was not long after [[spoiler:Jonathan died]]. Chloe's 18th birthday involves being possessed by a WickedWitch who proceeded to bloodily torture Clark. Her 22th birthday was after she suffered through a long TraumaCongaLine, and Zatanna had the bright idea to transform her into Lois. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And Clark didn't show up for the party.]]
24th May '15 6:24:49 PM nombretomado
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* In ''HowIMetYourMother'', Ted wants to fire his former boss Hammond, but events keep getting in the way, including a surprise birthday party for Hammond, and the next day ''another'' surprise birthday party for Hammond (many employees having missed the first). This trope's usual effect applies more to Ted than to Hammond, who just seems pleased.

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* In ''HowIMetYourMother'', ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', Ted wants to fire his former boss Hammond, but events keep getting in the way, including a surprise birthday party for Hammond, and the next day ''another'' surprise birthday party for Hammond (many employees having missed the first). This trope's usual effect applies more to Ted than to Hammond, who just seems pleased.
13th May '15 1:48:37 PM VicGeorge2011
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* In the 2014 ''Literature/LeftBehind'' movie, the Rapture takes place on Rayford Steele's birthday.

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* In the 2014 ''Literature/LeftBehind'' movie, ''Film/LeftBehind2014'', the Rapture takes place on Rayford Steele's birthday.
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