Inattentive Item Swap YKTTW Discussion
|Inattentive Item Swap|
Due to inattention, a character (for instance) eats their clothes and wears their food.
Do We Have This? This is a fairly common Comedy Trope wherein a character, due to distraction, exhaustion, or some other factor, loses track of what they're doing and switches the position/function of two items. Seen It a Million Times. Examples: Film:
- The example that prompted me to make it comes from Disney's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, wherein Ichabod Crane is so taken with Katrina Van Tassel's beauty that he puts a roast chicken on his head and takes a big bite out of his hat.
- Q: How can you tell when your girlfriend is having a bad day? A: There's a tampon behind her ear and she can't find her pencil.
- In FoxTrot, an undercaffeinated and therefore half-asleep Roger Fox once put soap flakes in the coffeemaker and coffee grounds in the dishwasher or something to that effect.