Created By: Beed28 on February 13, 2012 Last Edited By: Beed28 on March 14, 2012
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Hating on Monday

When a character hates a specific day of the week

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"Whoever invented Mondays should be drug out into the street and shot."

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Characters can sometimes hate a certain day of the week, due to bad luck and misfortune that seem to only happen to them on that day. When they start hating it, they often start dreading the coming day on the day before.

Examples:

Comics
  • In G.I. Joe, Snake Eyes hates Tuesdays.
    "I still wake up in a cold sweat on Tuesday mornings. Tuesdays was 'debriding day' at the Army hospital burn unit where I recovered."

Film
  • In Office Space the main character is told "somebody's got a bad case of the Mondays" by a coworker when he's kind of grumpy. He asks if anyone's said that, to his next-door neighbor (who works as a construction worker) who tells him "you'd get your ass kicked for something like that."

Game Shows
  • In a bit on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! riffing on the report that al-Qaeda had office interns, one of the panelists said "We hate America...but we also hate Mondays."

Literature
  • Arthur Dent's classic line in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, "It must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays."

Live Action TV
  • In Buffy, the titular character knows that if someone is in trouble it must be Thursday again.

Music
  • The Mamas And The Papas, "Monday Monday:"
    Every other day, (every other day)
    Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
    But whenever Monday comes (But whenever Monday comes)
    You can find me crying all of the time

Newspaper Comics

Radio

Video Games
  • The Garfield example is referenced in Kingdom of Loathing, where the "Potion of the Field Gar" gives you bonus adventures for eating lasagna - except on Mondays.
  • In Portal 2, there's an office where you can pick up a couple of coffee mugs. One mug has "I hate Mondays" on it.

Western Animation
  • On Futurama Leela's former boss returns a poster to her (a monkey captioned with "I hate Mondays").
    Leela's Old Boss: I also kept your poster showing your dislike of Mondays!
    Leela: Monday Monkey lives for the weekend, sir.

Real Life
  • As reported on NPR, "In 1979, Brenda Spencer opened fire with a rifle at the Grover Cleveland Elementary School in San Diego, Calif., killing two adults and injuring nine children. She later explained her actions with the statement, 'I don't like Mondays.'"
    • This was the subject of a song by the Boomtown Rats, "I Don't Like Mondays".

Uncatagorised
  • The secretaries Kathy and Cathy from The Kids in the Hall discuss this in one episode. Tanya the temp also hates them. [1]
    Kathy: TBIM, huh?
    Cathy: "TBIM?"
    Kathy: "Too Bad It's Monday."
  • Inverted in jPod, where a character talks on how Thursdays are the best day of the weel.

Community Feedback Replies: 26
  • February 13, 2012
    DaibhidC
    Are there any other characters who hate specific days? The only other borderline example I can think of is a single line in The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, where Arthur concludes that it must be Thursday because "I never got the hang of Thurdays". If there aren't any more examples, it's probably not a trope.

    If there is a trope here, it shouldn't be named after a character; Hates Mondays would probably work.
  • February 13, 2012
    Octagon8
    • The Garfield example is referenced in Kingdom Of Loathing, where the "Potion of the Field Gar" gives you bonus adventures for eating lasagna - except on Mondays.
  • February 13, 2012
    randomsurfer
    • In a bit on Wait Wait Dont Tell Me riffing on the report that al-Qaeda had office interns, one of the panelists said "We hate America...but we also hate Mondays."
    • Real Life: as reported on NPR, "In 1979, Brenda Spencer opened fire with a rifle at the Grover Cleveland Elementary School in San Diego, Calif., killing two adults and injuring nine children. She later explained her actions with the statement, 'I don't like Mondays.'"
  • February 13, 2012
    Antigone3
    GI Joe (comicverse, don't know if it was included in animation or movieverse) -- Snake Eyes hates Tuesdays.
    I still wake up in a cold sweat on Tuesday mornings. Tuesdays was 'debriding day' at the Army hospital burn unit where I recovered.
  • February 13, 2012
    Pluto101
    why do we have a monday?? to get up when u just want to sleep in and do nothing all day but the monday has to come a long and make my weekend suck!!! all i want to do is sleep... if u know what i mean... :)
  • February 13, 2012
    jbrecken
    randomsurfer's second example was the subject of a song by the Boomtown Rats, "I Don't Like Mondays".
  • February 13, 2012
    Duncan
    The secretaries Kathy and Cathy from The Kids In The Hall discuss this in one episode. Tanya the temp also hates them. [1]
    Kathy: TBIM, huh?
    Cathy: "TBIM?"
    Kathy: "Too Bad It's Monday."
  • February 14, 2012
    Beed28
    ^ I'm... not familiar with that show. Is it live action?

    (I don't view youtube links)
  • February 14, 2012
    Shnakepup
    A good page quote would be Garfield again:

    "Whoever invented Mondays should be drug out into the street and shot."
  • February 14, 2012
    Dawnwing
    • In Portal 2, there's an office where you can pick up a couple of coffee mugs. One mug has "I hate Mondays" on it.
  • February 15, 2012
    randomsurfer
    The Mamas And The Papas, "Monday Monday:"
    Every other day, (every other day)
    Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
    But whenever Monday comes (But whenever Monday comes)
    You can find me crying all of the time
  • February 15, 2012
    TheChainMan
    Inverted in jPod, where a character talks on how Thursdays are the best day of the weel.
  • February 16, 2012
    Lavalyte
  • February 16, 2012
    Arivne
    ^ "Sounds like dialog" title, Fast Eddie will Cut List it upon launch, yadda yadda yadda.
  • February 16, 2012
    GuesssWho
    ^ Even though it's not about dialogue? That's silly.

    Buffy knows that if someone is in trouble it must be Thursday again.
  • February 20, 2012
    Beed28
  • February 22, 2012
    MorganWick
    ^^ Especially because it's not about dialogue. There's a fear that people will just add examples of people saying "I Dont Like Mondays" regardless of whether it's an actual example.
  • February 25, 2012
    Beed28
  • February 25, 2012
    Bisected8
    IDLM will be confused with the Boom Town Rats song anyway.

    What about Doesnt Like Mondays?
  • March 4, 2012
    Beed28
  • March 4, 2012
    Bisected8
    You can actually bump a YKTTW by editing the OP and saving without making any changes.
  • March 4, 2012
    NateTheGreat
    The Arthur Dent example should really be in Radio, since that's where it started...
  • March 10, 2012
    Thanatologist
    • On Futurama Leela's former boss returns a poster to her (a monkey captioned with "I hate Mondays").
      Leela's Old Boss: I also kept your poster showing your dislike of Mondays!
      Leela: Monday Monkey lives for the weekend, sir.
  • March 12, 2012
    Thanatologist
    I think I saw a Mutts strip where Sourpuss says he hates Mondays. Then it rains, leading him to say that Mondays hate him, too. edit: found out this is actually a Running Gag.
  • March 12, 2012
    FastEddie
    Film: In Office Space the main character is told "somebody's got a bad case of the Mondays" by a coworker when he's kind of grumpy. He asks if anyone's said that, to his next-door neighbor (who works as a construction worker) who tells him "you'd get your ass kicked for something like that."
  • March 13, 2012
    Beed28
    When I launch this, what categories would this trope fit best in?

    Fun fact: This YKTTW was first started on Feburary, Monday the 13th. Notice anything familiar?

Three days must pass before this YKTTW is Launchworthy or Discardable

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