Doesnt Understand Irony YKTTW Discussion

Doesnt Understand Irony
(permanent link) added: 2011-01-07 12:01:07 sponsor: thewriter (last reply: 2011-01-25 08:34:59)

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NEEDS MORE EXAMPLES, TROPERS!!! Alternate Titles: Dude, Not Ironic, Everyone Understands Irony, or What Do You Mean Thats Not Irony? Exactly What It Says on the Tin. Often Irony seems to be something just not everyone can grasp. In fact this is a trope from Real Life too. Compare to Does Not Understand Sarcasm.

  • Shawn from Psych in one episode.
    Gus: That's not irony, Shawn.
  • Buford from {Phineas and Ferb}}
    Buford: That's a little something I like to call "Ironing"
  • From a Charmed forum: Piper is the last sister to be seen (and heard) on the series. Ironically she was also the first in Something Wicca This Way Comes.

  • In the season 2 finale of Red vs. Blue the majority of the cast had a (off-screen) 2 hour discussion about whether or not the situation they had found themselves in was ironic. The opening lines to the discussion produces several examples of things which which aren't ironic, including this gem from Caboose:
    "I think it would be ironic if we were all made of iron."

  • Jason Alexander as host of Saturday Night Live hosted the Show Within A Show "Tales of Irony," during which he complained that none were ironic.

  • An episode of King of Queens had Doug call something ironic and Arthur insist that that's not what irony is. Later, Arthur looks up ironic in the dictionary, and admits he was wrong, saying that (paraphrased) "I thought ironic meant something that was full of irony."

  • In Frisky Dingo, when former billionaire Xander Crews winds up homeless, the documentarian says it's ironic how he's now living in cardboard boxes produced by the company he used to own. Xander says that's not what irony means, while the documentarian replies that that's exactly what irony means.

  • Many comedians observed that the Alanis Morissette song "Ironic" did not contain a single thing that was ironic, but thqat may be the point of the song.

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