Created By: neoYTPism on April 13, 2011 Last Edited By: neoYTPism on May 23, 2011

No, The Other One!

Mention of one thing X is mistaken for a mention of the other thing X.

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Lisa: Bart! Your mortal enemy is on the radio!
Radio voice: It's time for more dementia with Dr. Demento!
(Bart screams, then throws the radio out the window.)
Lisa: ... I meant your OTHER mortal enemy. Sideshow Bob.
- "Sideshow Bob Roberts," The Simpsons

Do We Have This One?? Oh, and I'm open to title suggestions.

This is for cases where some description X applies to different things, and so, a mention of one is mistaken for a mention of another.

Can often lead to Strange Minds Think Alike or Phrase Catcher if people keep making the same mistake.

Examples:

Advertising:

Film:
  • During Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, confusion as to which "Jones" is being referred to was a Running Gag.
    Donovan: Colonel! Jones is getting away!
    Colonel Vogel: I think not, Herr Donovan... (He has just caught Indy's father, Professor Henry Jones Sr.)
    Donovan: Not that Jones, the other Jones!
    (He points to Indy riding on a horse)
  • In The Emperor's New Groove, Yzma tells Kronk to "pull the lever" and he does... turns out its the "wrong lever."
  • Done as a gag in Airplane!!:
    PA announcement: "Captain Oveur, please pick up the white courtesy phone."
    (Captain Oveur picks up a red phone.)
    PA announcement: "No, the white one."
  • From The Castle:
    Mum: I'd like to make fake flowers.
    Trace: Ohhh! Jenny makes fake flowers.
    Mum: Jenny-Jenny?
    Trace: No, Microwave-Jenny.

Western Animation:
  • This seems to come up frequently in The Simpsons. Another example, besides that in the page quotation, is in "Who Shot Mr. Burns part 1" when Bart says about Burns "look what he did to my best friend!" and everyone looks at Milhouse, only for Bart to say, "no, my dog!"

Real Life:
  • Ellen Degeneres "I'm not Jane Lynch, I'm the other one". It appeared as a clip on the early episodes of Season 8 of Ellen but I don't know what it was.

Unclassified examples:
  • In Holes, at the protagonist's trial he's told to rise and his father and grandfather (who he shares his name with) do the same, forcing the judge to clarify.
  • the whole "Trivializing the War" scene from Monty Python has this, with "the other Basingstoke and the other Southhampton in Westphilia" and "the other "Anything Goes"" (already mentioned) by "the other Cole Porter."
Community Feedback Replies: 33
  • April 13, 2011
    KZN02
    See also Your Other Left.
  • April 16, 2011
    neoYTPism
    ... that is not quite this trope @ KZN 02
  • April 17, 2011
    Premonition45
  • April 17, 2011
    NoirGrimoir
    @ Neo YT Pism, when someone says "See also Trope" or "Compare Trope" they mean add it as a comparison, because it's related, not that is this trope.
  • April 18, 2011
    neoYTPism
    Fair enough then. I am just so used to seeing YKTTW entries of mine dismissed as already-present tropes despite the distinctions I state between them.
  • April 25, 2011
    Premonition45
    During Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    Donovan: Colonel! Jones is getting away!
    Colonel Vogel: I think not, Herr Donovan... (He has just caught Indy's father, Professor Henry Jones Sr.)
    Donovan: Not that Jones, the other Jones!
    (He points to Indy riding on a horse)
  • April 25, 2011
    randomsurfer
    .
  • April 27, 2011
    neoYTPism
    Added @ Premonition45
  • April 27, 2011
    0dd1
    Related: Your Other Left.
  • April 27, 2011
    neoYTPism
    It is not really related. It is about something being mistaken for its compete opposite, not something that it shares a label with.
  • April 28, 2011
    Bisected8
    The Last Crusade uses the "Which Jones are they talking about" gag as a Running Gag.

    In Holes, at the protagonist's trial he's told to rise and his father and grandfather (who he shares his name with) do the same, forcing the judge to clarify.
  • May 1, 2011
    neoYTPism
    Added, though I reworded your Last Crusade mention to fit with Premonition's. @ Bisected8
  • May 6, 2011
    Antigone3
    Budweiser ran a whole series of TV ads with the formula: 1) Character asks for a light 2) Character receives something that would fit 3) "No, a Bud Light!"
  • May 6, 2011
    neoYTPism
    Any link to any of them? @ Antigone3
  • May 10, 2011
    Arivne
    ^ @neoYTPism: Bud Light "Gimme a light" commercials, courtesy of YouTube.
  • May 12, 2011
    neoYTPism
    Thanks @ Arivne
  • May 14, 2011
    LeeM
    Would Monty Python's other "Anything Goes" by the other Cole Porter count?
  • May 14, 2011
    chronotwister
    in the emperors new groove yzma tells kronk to "pull the lever and he does turns out its the "wrong leverrr" {splash} this is also a comon retort when a charecter is asked if they are thee {insert famous person here}

  • May 15, 2011
    neoYTPism
    Depends on what the dialogue is @ Lee M
  • May 17, 2011
    EternalSeptember
    How about No The Other One! as a title?
  • May 17, 2011
    neoYTPism
    Better yet @ Eternal September
  • May 17, 2011
    cathstuart
    I don't know.. aren't we trying to get away from ptitles? Like, trying to avoid commas, symbols, exclamations etc? I mean, No The Other One (exclamation) is great, but... I'll think about it.
  • May 17, 2011
    LeeM
    ^^Something along the lines of:
    "Anything goes"? "In olden days a glimpse of stocking..."
    No, sir, this one's different.
    Well, how does your "Anything goes" go?
    "Anything goes in, anything goes out, old pyjamas, cold bananas, mutton beef or trout..."
  • May 17, 2011
    PaulA
    ^^ We were trying to avoid punctuated titles when it meant using the ptitle hack, but now ptitles have been replaced by the new system there's no reason to keep avoiding punctuation.
  • May 17, 2011
    peccantis
    Narrow down description to expect some kind of exaggeration or humoristic depiction (like seen in most examples this far), otherwise this is just PSOC and a list of works that contain the line in dialogue.
  • May 18, 2011
    JonnyB
    Done as a gag in Airplane!:
    PA announcement: "Captain Oveur, please pick up the white courtesy phone."
    (Captain Oveur picks up a red phone.)
    PA announcement: "No, the white one."
  • May 18, 2011
    PapercutChainsaw
    • From The Castle:
      Mum: I'd like to make fake flowers.
      Trace: Ohhh! Jenny makes fake flowers.
      Mum: Jenny-Jenny?
      Trace: No, Microwave-Jenny.
  • May 18, 2011
    randomsurfer
    @neo & LeeM: the whole "Trivializing the War" scene in general has this, with "the other Basingstoke and the other Southhampton in Westphilia" and "the other "Anything Goes"" (already mentioned) by "the other Cole Porter."
  • May 19, 2011
    ChimbleySweep
    Can often lead to Strange Minds Think Alike or Phrase Catching if people keep making the same mistake.
  • May 19, 2011
    neoYTPism
    Mentioned @ Chimbley Sweep
  • May 19, 2011
    LeeM
    ^^ Sey, sey, taht si crreoct.
  • May 19, 2011
    EzzyAlpha
    Real Life: Ellen Degeneres "I'm not Jane Lynch, I'm the other one". It appeared as a clip on the early episodes of Season 8 of Ellen but I don't know what it was.
  • May 22, 2011
    neoYTPism
    ^^ Why were you using backwards spelling @ Lee M
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