Declaration Reconsideration
A character cuts a passionate statement short to weigh their options.


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Quagmire: "Hey there little lady. Why don't you turn around and show me your Lower East Side."
Woman (man voice): "Sure."
Quagmire: "Whoa, transvestite, back off! Wait a minute...pre-op or post-op?"
Woman: "Pre-op."
Quagmire: "Whoa, transvestite, back off!"

TROPERS!! PLEASE EDIT THE PAGE BELOW, FILL IT WITH EXAMPLES THAT ILLUSTRATE THE TROPE WHICH--

--Wait. We should probably explain what the trope is, shouldn't we? *sigh* Very well...

A character starts to make a Heroic Vow, shout an Anguished Declaration of Love, or scream a Big "NO!", but then comes to realize that they may totally be getting the wrong idea. Maybe joining forces with the evil queen won't be so bad if she "sweetens" the deal, so to speak. Maybe the woman he's about to declare his Undying Loyalty to has a Fetish Retardant he just can't live with. Maybe his seemingly-deceased mentor wasn't actually inside when his car exploded.

In any case, before they do something hasty, they need to do a quick reassessment.

Frequently Played for Laughs, especially if the character turns around and completes the declaration when their new consideration doesn't pan out.

NOW THAT YOU ARE WISER, YOU MUST PLACE EXAMPLES BELOW WITH ZEAL AND HAST--

Wait, why are we yelling, again?

Examples:

[[folder: Advertising]]
  • Used in this advertisement for Honey Nut Cheerios, when the Bee tries to offer Scrooge some of his cereal.
    Scrooge: My customary gruel will suffice, thank you!
    Bee: But Honey Nut Cheerios blends golden honey and crunchy nuts!
    Scrooge: I SAID... did you say honey and nuts?
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Live-Action TV]]
  • The Golden Girls:
    Rose: My boss said he wanted to expose Angelo's landlord for making him live under those terrible conditions, but Angelo wouldn't give us his name.
    Sophia: A Sicilian never squeals, never. Did you offer him money?
    Rose: No!
    Sophia: Never, he wouldn't.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Webcomic]]
  • In Comic #81 of The Order of the Stick:
    Vaarsuvius: I worship the ancient elven god of knowledge, keeper of secrets so mighty that even the smallest taste of them would shatter your sanity! My devotion to his arcane mysteries is absolute! I shall never renounce him! Never! Do you hear me? NEVER! NEVER!
    Elan: I'll throw in a free coffee maker.
    Vaarsuvius: Does it do espresso?
    Elan: No.
    Vaarsuvius: NEVER!
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Website]] This article from The Onion, where some scientists announce a breakthrough discovery proving that humanity descended from a goat-wait, are we sure...? [[/folder]]

[[folder: Web Video]]
  • In Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series, when a villain threatens to cancel the show and sell cheesy Yu-Gi-Oh!-themed toys to children:
    Tristan: You'll never get away with this, Ne- Wait, will we have Kung-Fu grip?
    Nesbitt: No.
    Tristan: You'll never get away with this, Nesbitt!!
  • And in Naruto The Abridged Comedy Fandub Spoof Series Show:
    Zabuza: Your sensei is trapped within my moist prison! Now there is nothing you can do to stop me from killing Tazuna!
    Naruto: We will never let you--wait, who the hell is Tazuna?
    Tazuna: (standing behind Naruto) Hello.
    Naruto: Oh, right. We will never let you kill that old man!
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
  • The Family Guy scene, shown above.
  • From Invader Zim:
    Dib: The only way out of here is through my head!
    Zim: Gah! Curse yoooooou--wait, I can still do stuff to your legs, right?
    Dib: I guess--wait, no!
    Zim: Gah! Curse yooooooooou!
[[/folder]]
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