Created By: norsicnumber2nd on September 2, 2012 Last Edited By: norsicnumber2nd on October 8, 2012

Don't Mind Your Head

Just like that Stormtrooper that one time.

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When it is made to look like the character hit their head by accident, but didn't. Usually for the purpose of everyone else to laugh, forget something, or to break the tension.

When one character does it repeatedly it can become a Brick Joke.
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  • September 2, 2012
    Tropes are storytelling conventions. This is trivia. Also: No New Stock Phrases.
  • September 2, 2012
    Any examples outside of Star Wars?
  • September 2, 2012
    In a pub scene in My Summer of Love, some patron does this. In the third class party in Titanic I think (need to check) and some really tall guy coming out of the bathroom in the services in something I can't remember the name of, and I think one of the lead actors in Hirokin manages to do it once, too.
  • September 2, 2012
    If it was an accident and left in, it's trivia. If it was done on purpose as a pratfall, it might be tropable.
  • September 2, 2012
  • September 3, 2012
    Hmm, if it was made to look like the actor hit their head by accident, but didn't. For the purpose of everyone else to laugh, break the tension, or forget something. That's better.

    But this does need a better name, though.
  • September 3, 2012
    So the actor hit their head on purpose. But did their character hit their head on purpose? Is it supposed to break the tension for the other actors, or for the other characters?
  • September 4, 2012
    The character or the actor. Breaks the tension for the other characters when the character hit their head deliberately though it was supposed to be an accident, and left in on purpose as a pratfall when it's the actor who did it on purpose. I haven't seen anything where an actor hits their head on purpose, but their character doesn't and it's left in (though I have seen that in gag reels).
  • October 8, 2012
    <Mod speaking> Not A Trope. I am discarding this.

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