Created By: UnknownTroper on May 29, 2008

This Is Gonna Be The Best Trope Ever!

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A line used in kids' shows, sitcoms, and kids' sitcoms, at the beginning of the episode, just before Hilarity Ensues.

The characters will be discussing whatever the subject of the episode is and someone will say, "This is gonna be the best (whatever) EVER!" Then, everything goes horribly wrong, but of course later they realize that it didn't go SO badly after all. "It really was the best (something) ever!"

Nickelodeon does it ALL THE TIME.
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  • May 29, 2008
    The Doctor points out this trope (not exactly a lampshade hanging 'cause someone had said a different doom inviting stock phrase, and he compared them). In "The Impossible Planet":
    The Doctor: Oh come on! Did you have to? "No turning back," that's almost as bad as "Nothing could possibly go wrong," or "This is gonna be the best Christmas Walford's ever had!"
  • May 29, 2008
    A way of Tempting Fate, with the subversion that it turns out OK in the end. Best Day Ever?
  • May 29, 2008
    Oh, god. Now we have to include those lyrics from that Spongebob movie song.

    We can have no less.
  • May 29, 2008
    Pika Hikari KT
    A good portion of the time, it will be used on a birthday.
  • May 29, 2008
    Or a Road Trip or other holiday.
  • May 29, 2008
    There's also the flipside wherein somebody tries to do something spectacular. They finish up with an expectant expression and someone deadpans, "Worst _____ ever."

  • May 30, 2008
    Barbara Robinson wrote a whole little series of books whose plots depended on this trope: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, The Best Hallowe'en Ever, and The Best School Year Ever.
  • May 30, 2008
    @Indigo: that was coined by the Comic Book Guy, god bless him.
  • May 31, 2008
    This Is Gonna Be The Best Trope Ever!

    Further support for the metasyntactic variable hypothesis...
  • June 14, 2008
  • June 14, 2008
    Heh, people trying to make a birthday be "the best ever" - that alone deserves its own trope. I've never understood why this is such a big deal, but I suppose it's Truth In Television.

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