Created By: allnaturaltrans4 on November 25, 2012 Last Edited By: allnaturaltrans4 on December 22, 2012

Pranking The Passed Out Drunk

Performing pranks on people who are passed out or asleep like putting stuff on their face

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Common pranks of putting stuff like shaving cream on someone's face while they're sleeping. Or painting or mark the face of, put something in the mouth of, or put or photograph in compromising positions the body.

Examples:

  • Drake & Josh: In episode "Smart Girl", Megan does this to Josh while he's sleeping on the couch in his room.
  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: In "Infernal Slumber" Bloo attempts to do this prank to Terrance and Mac's mom. But both times backfired when Mac got in their way.
Community Feedback Replies: 15
  • November 25, 2012
    justanotherrandomlurker
    TONS of examples on Americas Funniest Home Videos. Sometimes, with other things as a substitute, like tobasco sauce in one clip.
  • November 25, 2012
    rodneyAnonymous
  • November 26, 2012
    Arivne
    ^ How is it not a trope? In other words, which of the specific pages on Not A Trope applies to this proposal?
  • November 26, 2012
    Frank75
    Maybe we could use the examples for a general prank page.
  • November 26, 2012
    StarSword
    We had the ink-on-the-eyepiece prank as a YKTTW and rodney didn't complain. How is one stock prank a trope and the other not?
  • November 26, 2012
    Desertopa
    Did he comment at all? Just because he didn't complain doesn't mean he would have approved.

    I'd say this is tropeworthy if we can get at least a dozen or so examples. Rule Of Three doesn't really cut it for something like this, it would just wither and die. Personally, I doubt we could collect that many examples.
  • November 26, 2012
    rodneyAnonymous
    ^^^^ "Not tropes and not page worthy" section, on account of being chairs.

    ^^ Tropes have storytelling meaning. This is just something that happens.

    ^ No, didn't see that draft. Sounds like it isn't tropeworthy either, though.
  • November 26, 2012
    rodneyAnonymous
    Ah, found it: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=uqs9rbkjj8835qpu6sxhmrcj

    Speculation correct: Not A Trope either.

    This has a two-sentence description and two examples. That has a three-sentence description and a few examples (only one with the description but several in the comments). Not exactly shining examples of YKTTW drafts. An article about a particular prank will almost certainly end up being a list of all instances of that particular prank.
  • November 27, 2012
    Arivne
    ^^ So you're saying this is People Sit On Chairs, that it doesn't "convey some sort of information to the audience."

    The information that this trope provides is that the person doing it is immature and likes to pull pranks on other people. In other words, it reveals part of their character.
  • November 27, 2012
    WeAreAllKosh
    Maybe something like Pranking The Passed Out Drunk, which might cover any instance where people paint or mark the face of, put something in the mouth of, or put or photograph in compromising positions the body of, a passed out drunk--that could be a trope, found often in comedies about partying and such. These might reveal the offending character to be immature or a Jerkass, or a chronic practical joker. This "shaving cream" thing seems too specific to provide a lot of examples.
  • November 27, 2012
    WeAreAllKosh
    .
  • November 27, 2012
    Koveras
    • A rather cruel example is found in the Dragon Age Origins DLC mini-campaign "Leliana's Song", where Leliana can do a side quest involving placing humiliating items on the unconscious body of a guard captain who crossed her mentor's path earlier. While we don't see the results, it is heavily implied that this "prank" costs the man his job and possibly freedom.
  • November 27, 2012
    McKathlin
    Face Doodling is a subtrope.
  • November 27, 2012
    SKJAM
    • The classic song "The Scotsman". The title character has too much to drink and passes out at the side of the road. Two bonny lasses (apparently not Scots themselves) lift his kilt to see what's underneath, then leave a blue silk ribbon tied around the object so revealed. It's a happy ending though.
  • December 22, 2012
    randomsurfer
    In an ad for [I forget what] we see a guy passed out drunk, and his friend comes up and shaves off one of his eyebrows. The next day Mr. One-Eyebrow confronts his friend, who we see has been given a reverse-mohawk. "Truce?" "Truce."
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