History PlayingWith / RamblingOldManMonologue

1st Nov '15 11:47:57 AM SystemCellar
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** Alice warns her boyfriend that Bob, who's prone to rambling, lives with her for whatever reason. Cut to Bob rambling on about something and both Alice and the boyfriend looking bored. Turns out he is her dad.

** ... Except Alice's ''real'' father walks into the room soon afterwards, and Bob is revealed to be OlderThanTheyLook.

** The listener decides to torture one of their enemies, but inviting him in when grandpa goes on one his rants.
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** The listener decides to torture one of their enemies, but by inviting him in when grandpa goes on one his rants.

* '''Defied''': Grandpa Bob (for whatever reason) doesn't bring up the past.
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* '''Defied''': '''Defied''': ** Grandpa Bob (for whatever reason) doesn't bring up the past.past. ** Or when he seems about to start ranting, the others interrupt him, and he shuts up.
19th Mar '13 12:40:52 AM VPhantom
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* '''Exaggerated''': Grandpa Bob's long-winded story includes [[CloudCuckoolander events and concepts that don't seem to connect to one another.]]
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* '''Exaggerated''': '''Exaggerated''': ** Grandpa Bob's long-winded story includes [[CloudCuckoolander events and concepts that don't seem to connect to one another.]]
19th Mar '13 12:37:10 AM Tuckerscreator
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** Grandpa Bob's monologue lasts for several years.

** A younger character gives a CharacterFilibuster.
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** A younger character gives Grandpa Bob listens to a CharacterFilibuster.rambling CharacterFilibuster from his grandchild.

* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': As grandpa's long boring story goes on, it is obvious there is some truth to the story. Eventually, he starts talking about where he hide is stash of NaziGold from the war (he is too screwy to realizing that telling people that can get it stolen). The thing is, is that the family is short on cash and in desperate need of aid. The family never checks up on this and just put him in the retirement home.
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* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': As grandpa's long boring story goes on, it is obvious there is some truth to the story. Eventually, he starts talking about where he hide is his stash of NaziGold from the war (he is too screwy to realizing that telling people that can get it stolen). The thing is, is that the family is short on cash and in desperate need of aid. The family But they never checks up on this and just put him in the retirement home.
19th Mar '13 12:34:45 AM VPhantom
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minor sorting fix
* '''Subverted''': Grandpa Bob tells a short bedtime story to his grandkids.
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* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''': ** Grandpa Bob tells a short bedtime story to his grandkids.

* '''Double Subverted''': But bringing up a particular BerserkButton (such as how the government is handling/should handle the national budget crisis) is a RantInducingSlight.
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* '''Double Subverted''': Subverted''': ** But bringing up a particular BerserkButton (such as how the government is handling/should handling[=/=]should handle the national budget crisis) is a RantInducingSlight.

* '''Averted''': No elderly characters InUniverse.
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* '''Averted''': '''Averted''': ** No elderly characters InUniverse.appear in this particular story.

* '''Exploited''': The listener decides to torture one of their enemies, but inviting him in when grandpa goes on one his rants.
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* '''Exploited''': '''Exploited''': ** The listener decides to torture one of their enemies, but inviting him in when grandpa goes on one his rants.

* '''Exploited''': '''Implied''': "You know how grandpa gets, right? [[NoodleIncident Remember last time?"]] * '''Deconstructed''': People find grandpa so boring that they avoid him and he ends up alone. * '''Reconstructed''': Then someone actually listens to him and realizes how wise grandpa is. Even if there is no point to the story, it's the history and the journey that matters. * '''Plotted A Good Waste''': As grandpa's long boring story goes on, it is obvious there is some truth to the story. Eventually, he starts talking about where he hide is stash of NaziGold from the war (he is too screwy to realizing that telling people that can get it stolen). The thing is, is that the family is short on cash and in desperate need of aid. The family never checks up on this and just put him in the retirement home. * '''Played For Laughs''': The listener decides keeps trying to torture one of their enemies, leave, but inviting him in when is polite to just tell grandpa goes on one his rants.that he's boring.

'''Played For Laughs''': The listener keeps trying to leave, but is polite to just tell grandpa that he's boring. * '''Deconstructed''': People find grandpa so boring that they avoid him and he ends up alone. '''Reconstructed''': Then someone actually listens to him and realizes how wise grandpa is. Even if there is no point to the story, it's the history and the journey that matters. * '''Implied''': "You know how grandpa gets, right? [[NoodleIncident Remember last time?"]] * '''Plotted A Good Waste''': As grandpa's long boring story goes on, it is obvious there is some truth to the story. Eventually, he starts talking about where he hide is stash of NaziGold from the war (he is too screwy to realizing that telling people that can get it stolen). The thing is, is that the family is short on cash and in desperate need of aid. The family never checks up on this and just put him in the retirement home.
18th Mar '13 11:37:10 PM Thecommander236
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* '''Downplayed''': ???
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* '''Downplayed''': ???Grandpa Bob gives a long speech, but rarely goes off topic and there is a decent moral to the story.

* '''Downplayed''': ???** Grandpa Bob gives an organized speech that has a good point and/or moral.

* '''Downplayed''': ???** When someone questions him about the point, he goes into a long, rambling speech about why is right.

* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
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* '''Zig Zagged''': ???Grandpa has Alzheimer's and is giving a long rambling, but when BigBrother leaves the home, he suddenly gets very coherent. It turns out the Alzheimer's was a lie. Then, he smokes some of the good stuff while he has a chance and starts rambling again... Until he gets a moment of clarity and starts to make sense again. ''HOWEVER,'' when BigBrother leaves the next day, grandpa starts rambling for no reason...

* '''Enforced''':
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** The stories are short and have a point. * '''Enforced''': '''Enforced''':

* '''Exploited''': ???
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* '''Exploited''': ???The listener decides to torture one of their enemies, but inviting him in when grandpa goes on one his rants. ** The (usual) listener needs a distraction. "QUICK! Get grandpa!"

* '''Discussed''': ??? * '''Conversed''': ???
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* '''Discussed''': ??? "Why does grandpa do that? I know he's still quick-witted!" * '''Conversed''': ???"Why do old people on television have to ramble?"

'''Played For Laughs''': The listener keeps trying to leave, but is polite to just tell grandpa that he's boring. * '''Discussed''': ??? '''Deconstructed''': People find grandpa so boring that they avoid him and he ends up alone. '''Reconstructed''': Then someone actually listens to him and realizes how wise grandpa is. Even if there is no point to the story, it's the history and the journey that matters. * '''Conversed''': ???'''Implied''': "You know how grandpa gets, right? [[NoodleIncident Remember last time?"]] * '''Plotted A Good Waste''': As grandpa's long boring story goes on, it is obvious there is some truth to the story. Eventually, he starts talking about where he hide is stash of NaziGold from the war (he is too screwy to realizing that telling people that can get it stolen). The thing is, is that the family is short on cash and in desperate need of aid. The family never checks up on this and just put him in the retirement home.

---- %% Optional items, added after Conversed, at your discretion: %% %%* '''Implied''': ??? %%* '''Deconstructed''': ??? %%* '''Reconstructed''': ??? %%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ??? %%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
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---- %% Optional items, added after Conversed, at your discretion: %% %%* '''Implied''': ??? %%* '''Deconstructed''': ??? %%* '''Reconstructed''': ??? %%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ??? %%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???----
31st Jan '13 4:53:49 PM VPhantom
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Added standarized 'Playing With Wiki' template
* '''Basic Trope''': An elderly {{Motormouth}} character gives a CharacterFilibuster. * '''Played Straight''': Grandpa Bob tells his grandchildren what life was like WhenIWasYourAge.
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* '''Basic Trope''': An elderly {{Motormouth}} character gives a CharacterFilibuster. * '''Played Straight''': '''Straight''': Grandpa Bob tells his grandchildren what life was like WhenIWasYourAge.

* '''Justified''': Grandpa Bob has Alzheimer's or other dementia, and that's why his stories seem rather nonsensical and jumbled up.
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* '''Justified''': '''Downplayed''': ??? * '''Justified''': ** Grandpa Bob has Alzheimer's or other dementia, and that's why his stories seem rather nonsensical and jumbled up.

* '''Inverted''': A younger character gives a CharacterFilibuster.
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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''': ** A younger character gives a CharacterFilibuster.

* '''Deconstructed''': See "Justified" * '''Reconstructed''': * '''Parodied''': A listening character progresses from listening intently, to eyes glazing over, to struggling to stay awake, to trying to commit homicide and/or suicide so they don't have to listen to this ramble.
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* '''Deconstructed''': See "Justified" * '''Reconstructed''': * '''Parodied''': '''Parodied''': ** A listening character progresses from listening intently, to eyes glazing over, to struggling to stay awake, to trying to commit homicide and/or suicide so they don't have to listen to this ramble.

* '''Deconstructed''': See "Justified" '''Zig Zagged''': ??? * '''Reconstructed''': '''Averted''': No elderly characters InUniverse. * '''Parodied''': A listening character progresses from listening intently, to eyes glazing over, to struggling to stay awake, to trying to commit homicide and/or suicide so they don't have to listen to this ramble.'''Enforced''': ** TruthInTelevision, RuleOfFunny. ** Sometimes used as an AuthorFilibuster.

* '''Averted''': See "Inverted" ** No elderly characters InUniverse. * '''Enforced''': TruthInTelevision, RuleOfFunny ** Sometimes used as an AuthorFilibuster

* '''Averted''': See "Inverted" ** No elderly characters InUniverse. * '''Enforced''': TruthInTelevision, RuleOfFunny ** Sometimes used as an AuthorFilibuster'''Exploited''': ???

* '''Discussed''': * '''Conversed''': * '''Played For Laughs''': ''Usually'' is. * '''Played For Drama''': Grandpa Bob's family realizes he has some serious problems, and he doesn't. ** TheCuckoolanderWasRight * Back in my day, we didn't have links back to RamblingOldManMonologue. Nope, first we had to blah blah blah...
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* '''Discussed''': '''Discussed''': ??? * '''Conversed''': '''Conversed''': ??? * '''Played For Laughs''': ''Usually'' is. * '''Played For Drama''': Drama''': ** Grandpa Bob's family realizes he has some serious problems, and he doesn't. ** TheCuckoolanderWasRight * TheCuckoolanderWasRight. ---- Back in my day, we didn't have links back to RamblingOldManMonologue. Nope, first we had to {{blah blah blah blah...blah}}... ---- %% Optional items, added after Conversed, at your discretion: %% %%* '''Implied''': ??? %%* '''Deconstructed''': ??? %%* '''Reconstructed''': ??? %%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ??? %%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
30th Jun '12 6:53:26 PM MsChibi
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** Sometimes used as an AuthorFilibuster
30th Jun '12 6:50:42 PM MsChibi
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** TheCuckoolanderWasRight
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** TheCuckoolanderWasRightTheCuckoolanderWasRight * Back in my day, we didn't have links back to RamblingOldManMonologue. Nope, first we had to blah blah blah...
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