Created By: hawaiianflower on May 20, 2013 Last Edited By: morenohijazo on March 13, 2014
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Lots of Luggage

When a Prissy Character Demonstrates Just how Incapable He is of Roughing It

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Lone Starr and barf have just rescued Princess Vespa...
Lone Starr: Checking in? What the hell is that?
Barf: Her Royal Highness's matched luggage!

Formerly Lotso Luggage.

Camping is a fun activity meant to bring characters together in their most primal states. They must bring only the bare necessities, hunt for their food, sleep on the cold ground, and tell scary stories around the fire, but it will all culminate in a stronger bond amongst these friends by the end. Sometimes, there is one friend who is a bit more... clean than the rest, so of course, sleeping outside with bugs and bears is not his ideal way of spending a Saturday night. But alas, his love for his friends outshines his fear of getting mud under his nails (or maybe he doesn't really have a say in the matter), so he agrees to come along. How is a man to cope?

More likely than not, he'll bring along lots of luggage, taking the form of a towering mountain of suitcases filled with such camping necessities as nail polish, makeup, and queen sized beds. Serves as a visual cue to show just how pampered and tootsie the character is, and how clueless about the meaning of the phrase "roughing it" he is. Bonus Points if he has someone else carry it, usually a servant or ardent admirer. Extra Bonus Points if when confronted over bringing so much extra stuff, he replies that "These are my bare necessities! I can't survive without my humidifier!" You never can look too fabulous!

Compare City Mouse. May also be a flaw of the Alpha Bitch.


Examples

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[[folder: Comic Books]]
  • Wealthy, spoiled Veronica Lodge of Archie Comics has been known to bring a great deal of her extensive wardrobe along with her when traveling, regardless of the destination.
  • In My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (IDW) Rarity (See the Western Animation folder) does it again when she goes spend a week at a spa. She brings so much luggage that there almost isn't enough room for her in the cart.
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[[folder: Film]]
  • Spaceballs: After the Winnebago crash-lands on the desert planet, Lone Starr tells Princess Vespa to take only what she needs to survive. She determines that this includes her industrial-strength hair dryer, carried in a very large suitcase (which, naturally, she forces Lone and Barf to carry).
  • The Great Race. Maggie DuBois takes along a large amount of luggage when she takes part in the title car race. When her car breaks down and the Great Leslie rescues her, she insists that he take her luggage along.
  • Mortal Kombat: Movie star Johnny Cage brings several large bags to dock for the trip to the tournament. After asking Liu Kang to carry them for him, Liu dumps them into the bay.
    • The Mortal Kombat example gets better. Upon first landing at the island, Johnny falls right into the water due to being weighed down by so much luggage, and then, as the crew are climbing a huge number of steps, he falls and drops some of it, prompting Liu to ask "Do you need help with those?"
  • In Cheaper by the Dozen, the second one, Lorraine fitting this trope is a running gag. Sarah her sister comments on a huge suitcase "This one just for the make-up?"
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[[folder: Literature]]
  • Also, in the Australian YA Novel Tomorrow When The War Began, the character Fi, who starts out as something of a Dumb Blond, (although she subverts it later and she's really more of a Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold type) is ridiculed by the other characters for bringing insane amounts of luggage on a camping trip.
  • Subverted in the first (written) Horatio Hornblower novel. Hornblower starts to lecture Lady Barbara on the impracticality of bringing a huge amount of luggage onto a warship, but she irritates him by showing that she only has a couple of sea-chests, which is a perfectly reasonable amount.
  • In a maternal variant, when Magrat leaves the castle in Carpe Jugulum, she insists that Reverend Oats haul along every toy, blanket, nappy bag, basin, potty or bath item which her baby daughter might possibly need. Most are things which an infant that age won't be old enough to require for months, and they're only away for a day or two.
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[[folder: Live Action TV]]
  • Gilligan's Island. Thurston Howell the Third, his wife Lovey and Ginger all took along much more luggage (mostly clothing) than they should have needed for a "three hour cruise". On one of the occasions where they had a chance to escape the island, they insisted on taking all of their luggage with them.
  • One of the Yeralash shorts has a boy going on a trip with a friend of his. The friend said to only take the most necessary things. See the result here starting at 2:50.
  • Tom from Parks and Recreation brings a ridiculous amount of state-of-the-art electronics to the department camping trip. Hooking them all up to the van drains the battery, leaving them all stranded.
  • In the Red Dwarf episode Future Echoes, the Cat is instructed to get together a few essentials before going into suspended animation. He arrives with a rack of suits and, when challenged by Lister, admits there are ten more racks he intends to take.
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[[folder: Newspaper Comics]]
  • Used in Calvin and Hobbes' 05/22/86 strip when Calvin is on a camping trip with his Boy Scout troop.
    Hobbes: Grab the hot dogs and come on! The troop's cooking dinner over the fire.
    Calvin: (rummaging in the tent) Oh, that's just great. Here we've been lugging this dumb microwave around for nothing.
  • Greg Evans title character Luann has a Rich Bitch friend Tiffany. In the Thursday 15 December 2011 strip, Tiffany brings so much luggage for a one-week trip that her boyfriend remarks, "We need a semi."
  • Irving Hillman, the fiancee of Cathy Andrews, is stunned by the amount of baggage Cathy intends to take on their shared vacation. Cathy observes, "Men pack. Women move."
  • In one FoxTrot strip, Roger laughs at the amount of gear Jason and Peter are bringing on the trip, saying that if they brought much more there wouldn't be room for them in the car. Obvious to the reader is the fact that that's exactly what they're trying to achieve (Fox family camping trips never end well), and in fact most of their luggage is filled with styrofoam.
    Peter: Out of curiosity, how much more?
    Jason: I'm running low on duffel bags.
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[[folder: Western Animation]]
  • Rarity, the resident beauty queen of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, has her poor little sister drag her luggage to the campsite in an oversized cart in Sleepless in Ponyville. Her necessities include an entire inflatable house, completely furnished with a queen sized bed and a matching vase.
    • Though her "poor little sister" proved to be just as much of a heavy packer in Sisterhooves Social, bringing two mountains of luggage to live with Rarity for just a week. In her fully furnished house.
    • Pinkie Pie plays with this trope by using Hammer Space extensively, leaving people wondering where she keeps all that stuff.
  • In Dexter's Laboratory, the titular character decides to cope with being away from his electronics for a family fishing trip by bringing along an inflatable laboratory. Though being inflatable, none of the buttons actually work.
  • An episode of Transformers Animated had Prowl taking Sari and Bumblebee camping. Bumblebee ends up packing a lot of electronic devices. An incredulous Prowl asks how he managed to store them all.
  • One of the Cyberchase For Real segments had Bianca going camping with her friend. The friend mocks her for taking three bags. Bianca says it's nothing, only for the friend to open one bag and remove a sequined party dress.
  • An episode of Horse Land had Chloe and Zoe attempt to bring a lot of useless gadgets with them on a camping trip. MP3 player, curling iron, hair dryer, smart phones etc.
  • An episode of Angela Anaconda had the Alpha Bitch Nanette assigned to hike with the same team as Angela and her friends. Nanette demands that the others help her carry what she packed, and at one point pulls out a hair dryer and asking where she can find an outlet.
  • Less "impractical" but still over-packed is this Garfield and Friends example. Jon takes Garfield and Odie out camping, and Garfield hates it every time. So one time he brings an inflatable house, labelled "Never leave home without a home". Jon makes an Aside Glance and asks, "This is roughing it?"
  • This one's a stretch, but an episode of Hey Arnold! had Big Bob Pataki take his daughter Helga and her friend Phoebe out camping with a lot of high-tech camping equipment because he was testing out the merchandise for his company. It turns out to be all junk that he later throws away angrily while Arnold and Gerald use the skills they learned from Arnold's Grandpa earlier to get back to their campsite.
  • In A Goofy Movie, Pete's idea of camping is parking his state-of-the-art RV in the middle of the woods. When parked, the RV expands into a home away from home, with a kitchen, living room with a big screen TV, a bowling alley on the roof, and a bunch of other modern devices. Pete also barely spends any time out in the actual outdoors, but still considers it camping.
  • In The Proud Family, Oscar takes his family out camping using a fairly state-of-the-art RV, and his mother Suga Mama remarks that with an RV so big, it's barely roughing it. It escalates when their rich neighbors the Boulevardezes are camping adjacent to them. Their campsite is a massive collapsible mansion.
  • Bianca from Beverly Hills Teens once brings half a dozen suitcases with "absolute necessities of life" along. Doesn't sound like much? Well, perhaps it should be mentioned she brought them for a day in a beauty salon...
  • When first seen at the train platform, Madame Tutli Putli has enough baggage for an army battalion.
  • In the Alvin and the Chipmunks episode "Island Fever", Alvin struggles to move a luggage cart over flowing with pink suitcases, footlockers, trunks, and other pieces of luggage belonging to Brittany onto the cruise ship the Sevilles and Millers are entertaining on.
    Brittany: Alvin, please be careful, I have some of my favorite things in there!
    Alvin: Like what?
    Eleanor: Like everything she didn't put in there...
    • We then see Simon, Theodore, and Dave struggle to move another, even larger luggage cart, bearing even more trunks and cases belonging to Brittany. Brittany herself even lampshades this later when the lodging accommodations are less than commodious for the kids, and she remarks, "It's a good thing I packed light!"
  • Littlest Pet Shop (2012): Blythe packs a mountain of luggage for an all-summer fashion camp, although some of this is supplies she'll need for drawing and designing.
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[[folder: Real Life]]
  • Dave Barry once described this type of individual as someone "whose idea of 'roughing it' means 'turning the air conditioner to medium'".
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Community Feedback Replies: 64
  • May 20, 2013
    StarSword
    Film:
    • Spaceballs: After the Winnebago crash-lands on the desert planet, Lone Starr tells Princess Vespa to take only what she needs to survive. She determines that this includes her industrial-strength hair dryer, carried in a very large suitcase (which, naturally, she forces Lone and Barf to carry).
  • May 20, 2013
    hawaiianflower
    Thanks, added.
  • May 20, 2013
    MorningStar1337
    About the My Little Pony example, It's implied that Rarity's "poor little sister" Sweetie Belle's luggage is at least half the total she was carrying around.("Sisterhooves Social" showed that she packed a mountain a luggage to spend a week with Rarity.) Presumably as punishment for guilt-tripping her in an earlier episode (Same episode references in the last pair of Parentheses)

    Also the episode of the example is called "Sleepless in Ponyville".
  • May 20, 2013
    hawaiianflower
    Really? After skimming the episode again it seems like Rarity is using most of that stuff, and has the exaggerated, super prissy, "doesn't belong more than a few feet away from civilization" attitude many trope examples do, not her sister. I only remember Sweetie Belle using the inflatable house. It seemed to me that Sweetie Belle only agreed to carry it all to help convince her sister to come camping, since initially Rarity really didn't want to go. But looking at Sisterhooves Social again, it does seem that a good sized portion of that stuff would be Sweetie's (but I highly doubt at least half). I'll change the implication of the "poor little sister" part.

    I'll also add the Sisterhooves Social example, thanks.
  • May 20, 2013
    StarSword
    Newspaper Comics:
    • Used in Calvin And Hobbes' 05/22/86 strip when Calvin is on a camping trip with his Boy Scout troop.
      Hobbes: Grab the hot dogs and come on! The troop's cooking dinner over the fire. Calvin: (rummaging in the tent) Oh, that's just great. Here we've been lugging this dumb microwave around for nothing.

    Also, here's the strip if you want to cut it up for a page picture.
  • May 20, 2013
    hawaiianflower
    Thanks. That doesn't really fit the trope as is since it's not a bunch of luggage, but I'm all for expanding it to include all incompetent/clueless campers (if that doesn't already exist?), and making the mountain of luggage just one of the signs. I was thinking of doing that anyway.

    Also thanks for the picture.
  • May 21, 2013
    Arivne
    Film
    • The Great Race. Maggie DuBois takes along a large amount of luggage when she takes part in the title car race. When her car breaks down and the Great Leslie rescues her, she insists that he take her luggage along.

    Live Action TV
    • Gilligans Island. Thurston Howell the Third, his wife Lovey and Ginger all took along much more luggage (mostly clothing) than they should have needed for a "three hour cruise". On one of the occasions where they had a chance to escape the island, they insisted on taking all of their luggage with them.
  • May 21, 2013
    hawaiianflower
    Thanks, added.
  • May 21, 2013
    AmyGdala
    Sounds pretty tropable to me in its current state, though I can't think of any examples off-hand.
  • May 21, 2013
    Omeganian
    One of the Yeralash shorts has a boy going on a trip with a friend of his. The friend said to only take the most necessary things. See the result here starting at 2:50.
  • May 21, 2013
    DennisDunjinman
    An episode of Transformers Animated had Prowl taking Sari and Bumblebee camping. Bumblebee ends up packing a lot of electronic devices. An incredulous Prowl asks how he managed to store them all.

    One of the Cyberchase For Real segments had Bianca going camping with her friend. The friend mocks her for taking three bags. Bianca says it's nothing, only for the friend to open one bag and remove a sequined party dress.

    I don't like the current title, but it IS a good trope.
  • May 21, 2013
    MonaNaito
    • Wealthy, spoiled Veronica Lodge of Archie Comics has been known to bring a great deal of her extensive wardrobe along with her when traveling, regardless of the destination.
  • May 21, 2013
    MonaNaito
    Also, keep an eye on the YKTTW for Cannot Handle Untamed Nature, as characters bringing Lotso Luggage to the wilderness are often of that sort.
  • May 21, 2013
    Larkmarn
    Not camping per se, but it's the same idea:
    • Mortal Kombat: Movie star Johnny Cage brings several large bags to dock for the trip to the tournament. After asking Liu Kang to carry them for him, Liu dumps them into the bay.

    ... also I don't like the name.
  • May 21, 2013
    WackyMeetsPractical
    I agree with the bad name. Lotso makes me think of Toy Story 3. Lotso's not even a real world, so it might be clearer just to call it Lots Of Luggage. That really wouldn't work either because it doesn't even imply that it's about camping.

    Overpacked Camper, Packed Heavy Camper, City Slickers Overpack.
  • May 21, 2013
    TwoGunAngel
    The Mortal Kombat example gets better. Upon first landing at the island, Johnny falls right into the water due to being weighed down by so much luggage, and then, as the crew are climbing a huge number of steps, he falls and drops some of it, prompting Liu to ask "Do you need help with those?"

    That said, Lots Of Luggage isn't limited to just camping. It can be just about any activity which will more than likely be a lot more rigorous than our pampered city-slicker character is used to.
  • May 21, 2013
    hawaiianflower
    All added.

    @Dennis Dunjinman, Larkmarn, Wacky Meets Practical Yeah, bad name. I'm thinking about Impractical Luggage instead, to include examples like the picture above and not just towering mountains of suitcases.
  • May 21, 2013
    littlemissmuffet
    • An episode of Horse Land had Chloe and Zoe attempt to bring a lot of useless gadgets with them on a camping trip. MP 3 player, curling iron, hair dryer, smart phones etc.
  • May 21, 2013
    Larkmarn
    ^^ Impractical Luggage still doesn't imply camping at all. I like something with the phrase "City Slicker" in it.
  • May 21, 2013
    MorningStar1337
  • May 21, 2013
    DennisDunjinman
    I can think of another example of Impractical Luggage. An episode of Angela Anaconda had the Alpha Bitch Nanette assigned to hike with the same team as Angela and her friends. Nanette demands that the others help her carry what she packed, and at one point pulls out a hair dryer and asking where she can find an outlet.

    Less "impractical" but still over-packed is this Garfield and Friends example. Jon takes Garfield and Odie out camping, and Garfield hates it every time. So one time he brings an inflatable house, labelled "Never leave home without a home". Jon makes an Aside Glance and asks, "This is roughing it?"
  • May 21, 2013
    InkWeaverabc
    Film; In "Cheaper By The Dozen", the second one, Lorraine fitting this trope is a running gag. Sarah her sister comments on a huge suitcase "This one just for the make-up?"

    Also, in the Australian YA Novel Tomorrow When The War Began, the character Fi, who starts out as something of a Dumb Blond, (although she subverts it later and she's really more of a Hair Of Gold Heart Of Gold type) is ridiculed by the other characters for bringing insane amouts of luggage on a camping trip.
  • May 21, 2013
    aurora369
    City Slicker Camping Gear?
  • May 21, 2013
    Larkmarn
    ^ That makes it sound more like the city slicker has really expensive, top of the line equipment that they're taking on the trip. Which seems related, but not quite the same.
  • May 21, 2013
    MonaNaito
    What about Mountain Of Suitcases or something like that?
  • May 21, 2013
    Larkmarn
    ^ Doesn't make it sound like it's about camping. Though, to be honest, I think making this camping specific is unnecessary. Someone being overly prissy and bringing a ton of suitcases to an event communicates a very similar thing to this trope.

    Personally, I think we could stand to expand it. Thoughts?
  • May 21, 2013
    MorningStar1337
    ^ Agreed, at least then we can pick a name.
  • May 21, 2013
    RedneckRocker
    Dave Barry once described this type of individual as someone "whose idea of 'roughing it' means 'turning the air conditioner to medium'".
  • May 21, 2013
    hawaiianflower
    ^^^^^^^I wouldn't want to make it seem as if only wealthy characters can suffer from this trope.

    ^^^But then it would depend on where he's going for how long? It's not really impractical to bring a bunch of suitcases if you're going on a year long trip to another city or relocating permanently, for example.

    Anime and Manga
    • In Evangelion 2.0, , when Asuka comes to live with Misato, she brings enough packing boxes to fill up half of Misato's rather spacy apartment.

    Even if it were, it doesn't necessarily show how prissy or unable to handle the wild the character is, he could just be a packrat or happen to have a lot of stuff. The point of camping, at least for fictional characters who spend most of their time in heavily populated areas, is to get away from the spoils of civilization temporarily, and a character who suffers from Lotso Luggage is especially unable to cope for even a short amount of time. If the definition sticks to camping only, it's assumed that the trip is short, since very few people go camping in the wild for very long (and most of the examples we have, the camping lasted no more than a week). If the definition is expanded, I think it'd be best to exclude examples like the above.

    So, I'm all for expanding the definition to include not just camping, but any event that doesn't last very long (like a three hour cruise), with an emphasis on camping (or anything in the wild) since that's where this trope is most obvious. The non-camping examples lose the "attached to civilization at the hip" implication that the camping examples have. Again, definitely no examples for extremely long trips or permanent relocation (those would fit better under a Packrat trope, which AFAIK does not yet exist).
  • May 21, 2013
    DennisDunjinman
    I don't remember the source, but I once saw a show where someone complained her mother would pack more shoes than she needed for the amount of time she'd be gone.

    This one's a stretch, but an episode of Hey Arnold had Big Bob Pataki take his daughter Helga and her friend Phoebe out camping with a lot of high-tech camping equipment because he was testing out the merchandise for his company. It turns out to be all junk that he later throws away angrily while Arnold and Gerald use the skills they learned from Arnold's Grandpa earlier to get back to their campsite.
  • May 21, 2013
    hawaiianflower
    ^If Bib Bob didn't bring the equipment to make his camping experience much easier, then yeah, it's not really this trope. There doesn't seem to be any implication that he couldn't have camped without that stuff. That would fit better under Cannot Handle Untamed Nature.
  • May 21, 2013
    WackyMeetsPractical
    This doesn't really have to do with luggage, but:

    • In A Goofy Movie, Pete's idea of camping is parking his state-of-the-art RV in the middle of the woods. When parked, the RV expands into a home away from home, with a kitchen, living room with a big screen TV, a bowling alley on the roof, and a bunch of other modern devices. Pete also barely spends any time out in the actual outdoors, but still considers it camping.
  • May 21, 2013
    DennisDunjinman
    @Hawaiian Flower: I think it is this trope because he brought it anyway. At least one of the people in the party (I think it was Helga) goes into a panic thinking they're going to die when it does fail.

    Similar to the Goofy Movie example above, I have another:

    • In The Proud Family, Oscar takes his family out camping using a fairly state-of-the-art RV, and his mother Suga Mama remarks that with an RV so big, it's barely roughing it. It escalates when their rich neighbors the Boulevardezes are camping adjacent to them. Their campsite is a massive collapsible mansion.
  • May 22, 2013
    hawaiianflower
    ^^I think that's close enough, since it still shows how dependent on modern toys he is. I'm still for changing the implication of the title to something that doesn't involve a high number of something (like Impractical Luggage or High And Dry Without A Hair Dryer).

    ^Okay, added.

    Name changed from Lotso Luggage to Lots Of Luggage. The Toy Story 3 implications are bugging me too.

  • May 25, 2013
    Synchronicity
    Common for the Alpha Bitch.

    • In the Barbie Life In The Dreamhouse "Oh, How Campy," Raquelle and Ryan come along with Raquelle bringing an entire car's worth of luggage. The other characters remark that she's hardly roughing it. In true Life in the Dreamhouse fashion, however, the trope is spoofed when it's revealed that Barbie's camper is palatial, yet referred to as "not much."
  • May 28, 2013
    Melkior
    Comic Books:
    • Played with in the Richie Rich comics. In more than one story, Richie wants to pack lightly for a camping trip but his mother insists on him taking everything but the kitchen sink (not quite literally, but nearly), demonstrating how unprepared she would be for a camping holiday.
  • June 13, 2013
    Omeganian
    • Bianca from Beverly Hills Teens once brings half a dozen suitcases with "absolute necessities of life" along. Doesn't sound like much? Well, perhaps it should be mentioned she brought them for a day in a beauty salon...

    Compare City Mouse.
  • June 13, 2013
    Craig
    How about "Excessive Baggage"
  • June 13, 2013
    TonyG
    Tom from Parks And Recreation brings a ridiculous amount of state-of-the-art electronics to the department camping trip. Hooking them all up to the van drains the battery, leaving them all stranded.
  • June 13, 2013
    Stratadrake
    What about Loads Of Luggage?
  • June 13, 2013
    eowynjedi
    • Subverted in the first (written) Horatio Hornblower novel. Hornblower starts to lecture Lady Barbara on the impracticality of bringing a huge amount of luggage onto a warship, but she irritates him by showing that she only has a couple of sea-chests, which is a perfectly reasonable amount.
  • June 13, 2013
    nitrokitty
  • June 14, 2013
    TheHandle
    • In My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic IDW Rarity does it again when she goes spend a week at a spa. She brings so much luggage that there almost isn't enough room for her in the cart.
    • In the FIM verse in general, Pinkie Pie plays with this trope by using Hammer Space extensively, leaving people wondering where she keeps all that stuff.
  • June 14, 2013
    SharleeD
    • In a maternal variant, when Magrat leaves the castle in Carpe Jugulum, she insists that Reverend Oats haul along every toy, blanket, nappy bag, basin, potty or bath item which her baby daughter might possibly need. Most are things which an infant that age won't be old enough to require for months, and they're only away for a day or two.
  • June 14, 2013
    MorningStar1337
    Added the recent examples and slightly changed the markup. (and added the City Mouse and Alpha Bitch comparisons.)
  • June 16, 2013
    morenohijazo
    Recovering this YKTTW, it was launched early by a troll.
  • June 17, 2013
    oneuglybunny
    Newspaper Comics
    • Greg Evans title character Luann has a Rich Bitch friend Tiffany. In the Thursday 15 December 2011 strip, Tiffany brings so much luggage for a one-week trip that her boyfriend remarks, "We need a semi."

    Alas, Cathy Guisewite's Cathy comic strip archive isn't searchable ... yet. Pardon me for not including the strip's date.

    • Irving Hillman, the fiancee of Cathy Andrews, is stunned by the amount of baggage Cathy intends to take on their shared vacation. Cathy observes, "Men pack. Women move."

    Western Animation
    • When first seen at the train platform, Madame Tutli Putli has enough baggage for an army battalion.
  • Western Animation
    • In the Alvin And The Chipmunks episode "Island Fever", Alvin struggles to move a luggage cart over flowing with pink suitcases, footlockers, trunks, and other pieces of luggage belonging to Brittany onto the cruise ship the Sevilles and Millers are entertaining on.
      Brittany: Alvin, please be careful, I have some of my favorite things in there!
      Alvin: Like what?
      Eleanor: Like everything she didn't put in there...
    We then see Simon, Theodore, and Dave struggle to move another, even larger luggage cart, bearing even more trunks and cases belonging to Brittany. Brittany herself even lampshades this later when the lodging accommodations are less than commodious for the kids, and she remarks, "It's a good thing I packed light!"
  • June 26, 2013
    abloke
    Live Action TV
    • In the Red Dwarf episode Future Echoes, the Cat is instructed to get together a few essentials before going into suspended animation. He arrives with a rack of suits and, when challenged by Lister, admits there are ten more racks he intends to take.
  • June 26, 2013
    StarSword
    Here's the last hat.
  • June 26, 2013
    MorningStar1337
    Added the chipmunks and red dwarf examples. So can i launch it now, hawaiianflower?
  • June 29, 2013
    GuyIncog
    Perhaps a page quote from SPaceballs?

    Lone Starr and barf have just rescued Princess Vespa... Lone Starr: Checking in? What the hell is that? Barf: Her Royal Highness's matched luggage!
  • June 29, 2013
    dalek955
    • In one Fox Trot strip, Roger laughs at the amount of gear Jason and Peter are bringing on the trip, saying that if they brought much more there wouldn't be room for them in the car. Obvious to the reader is the fact that that's exactly what they're trying to achieve (Fox family camping trips never end well), and in fact most of their luggage is filled with styrofoam.
      Peter: Out of curiosity, how much more?
      Jason: I'm running low on duffel bags.
  • June 29, 2013
    MorningStar1337
    Added quote and Fox Trot example.
  • June 29, 2013
    chicagomel
    Is it true that this one is often a trope associated with women? Or have just as many male examples come up?
  • June 29, 2013
    StarSword
    I count a whole bunch of women and only a couple of guys.
  • June 29, 2013
    Skylite
    • Littlest Pet Shop: Blythe packs a mountain of luggage for an all-summer fashion camp, although some of this is supplies she'll need for drawing and designing.
    • The Mummy Trilogy: Jonathan was the one who tended to overpack for their adventures.

    How about just calling the trope Overpacking, which fits the multiple examples: too much luggage for any reason.
  • June 30, 2013
    Paradisesnake
    You seriously added an example that begins "I think" into the draft?
  • June 30, 2013
    Madrugada
    I removed a hat; I do not believe that this is ready to launch, since it is still a mish-mash of
    1. Prissy-ness of a character is underlined by them taking an inordinate amount of impractical stuff along specifically when camping.
    2. Someone has lots of luggage
    and
    1. A character is over-equipped for some (non-camping) thing,
    2. A charcter only goes camping with luxurious equipment, and yet still thinks that they're "roughing it".
  • June 30, 2013
    dalek955
    [never mind]
  • June 30, 2013
    MorningStar1337
    Removed the Mummy example. Please be sure when you're adding examples.
  • July 1, 2013
    Stratadrake
    Hmm, the fox (Madrugada) has a point.
  • July 1, 2013
    capsaicinfinity
    How about Luggage Laden Loser as a title?
  • March 13, 2014
    hawaiianflower
    Removed a hat, this is not ready to publish, and doubtfully ever will be. It's too niche of an idea.
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