Created By: neoYTPism on March 25, 2011 Last Edited By: neoYTPism on May 4, 2015
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Who was I kidding, a whole bunch of my YKTTW ideas were garbage. Now to nuke them...
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  • March 25, 2011
    c0ry
    Also a Stock Phrase
  • March 28, 2011
    neoYTPism
    Not always expressed as the Stock Phrase though, c0ry
  • March 28, 2011
    bluepenguin
    Related to the one-person version of Are You Pondering What Im Pondering.
  • March 28, 2011
    Thebes
    And occassionally used in conjunction with Strange Minds Think Alike.
  • March 28, 2011
    Micah
    It's also closely related to Bat Deduction.
  • March 28, 2011
    Thebes
    ^Yeah, in this case, the guess is wrong.
  • March 29, 2011
    Antigone3
    Didn't Drizzt Do'Urden make the same mistake as Calvin when he first moved to the surface? Understandable in his case, since he'd never encountered "winter" before.
  • March 29, 2011
    RainyDayNinja
    Happened in Johnny Bravo, when he went to visit the Jake's Jerky factory. He spies Pops disappearing into the "Secret Ingredient" vat to steal the secret, and subsequently bursts into a press conference to declare "Jake's Jerky is people!"
  • March 30, 2011
    Arivne
    Film
    Sam Diamond: Locked from the inside. That can only mean one thing...and I don't know what it is.
  • March 31, 2011
    neoYTPism
    This is not Bat Deduction. This can actually be based on logic that is a little more solidly connected; the problem is that it is simply more presumptuous than is called for.
  • March 31, 2011
    Thebes
    ^It's obviously not Bat Deduction (it's practically an inversion), but the set-up is similar.
  • April 1, 2011
    neoYTPism
    Set-up? What do you mean?
  • April 1, 2011
    Thebes
    The dialog leading up to it.
  • April 1, 2011
    Specialist290
    Title suggestion: Jumping To Delusions (riffing on "jumping to conclusions").
  • April 1, 2011
    Thebes
    ....That's awesome.
  • April 1, 2011
    neoYTPism
    Switched for now, but it's still not ideal as it implies that the conclusion jumped to is a delusion. In some cases a fairly accurate conclusion can be formed by this.
  • April 1, 2011
    MorganWick
    If so, the description needs to make that clearer. Also, how accurate can it get before it stops being this trope?
  • April 1, 2011
    Thebes
    Why don't you just make the trope "Person takes simple clues and draws a ridiculous conclusion," then say that a common subversion is "Person takes simple clues and draws a ridiculous conclusion, that happens to be right."
  • April 2, 2011
    sgamer82
    • Another episode of Johnny Bravo has Johnny wake up one morning, find his clock has stopped, and assume that time has stopped for everybody except him. The rest of the day Hilarity Ensues as various Contrived Coincidences force people to be completely still whenever Johnny passes by.
  • April 2, 2011
    randomsurfer
    My Name Is Earl: In a Flash Back to January 1, 2000, because Earl and co. don't see anyone else they assume that everyone else was somehow killed by Y 2 K (which they don't even understand). They decide to live it up by going to live in the local big box store. In reality, everyone was at the New Years Day parade and the store was closed for the holiday.
  • April 3, 2011
    neoYTPism
    Except that it is not necessarily a ridiculous conclusion, Thebes. It is in some cases a reasonable conclusion in itself, and the presumptuousness with which the character assumes it was the ridiculous part.
  • April 3, 2011
    neminem
    Heh, I do like Jumping to Delusions. By the way, if this gets made, I will be very sad if I don't see Anya's immortal line, "Bunnies... or maybe midgets", represented. (Castle also loves to parody this in claiming that the murderer had to be ninjas/zombies/the CIA/aliens/[random pop culture reference], though he's generally joking. Mostly.)
  • April 3, 2011
    RedneckRocker
    If you need a quote for the page, may I offer one from Roy Greenhilt?

    It's like she has that Monk class ability that lets you jump as far as you want, only for her, it applies to conclusions.
  • April 5, 2011
    neminem
    This week's Castle has a great example, by the way, of the sort of thing he's always saying: Lanie: "As expected, the body was too badly burned to get any prints, but... I did find this: you see here, where the shinbones should be? Those are titanium plates. Castle: So killer cyborg, sent from the future, resistance fighters intercept his coordinates, redirect him into a pizza oven and save humanity.
  • April 6, 2011
    randomsurfer
    • The Simpsons: when all the adults are having lots of sex due to Grandpa's love tonic, the kids in town try to figure out what's going on.
      Bart: OK, it's now painfully clear the adults are definitely paving the way for an invasion by the saucer people.
      Milhouse: You fool! Can't you see it's a massive government conspiracy? Or have they gotten to you too? [he and Bart start wrestling]
      Lisa: Hey! Hey, hey, stop it! Stop it! Why are you guys jumping to such ridiculous conclusions? Haven't you ever heard of Occam's Razor? "The simplest explanation is probably the correct one."
      Bart: [condescending] So what's the simplest explanation?
      Everyone: Aah! Reverse vampires! Reverse vampires!
    They eventually decide that
    the Rand Corporation, in conjunction with the saucer people, under the supervision of the reverse vampires, are forcing our parents to go to bed early in a fiendish plot to eliminate the meal of dinner.
  • April 6, 2011
    neoYTPism
    ^ That's not quite this, at least not as it's currently defined, as they at least acknowledge that there isn't just one possibility.

    I suppose I could broaden the trope concept a bit though, not sure yet what I'll do with this.
  • April 6, 2011
    Thebes
    I'd suggest broadening, personally.
  • April 8, 2011
    neoYTPism
    But the point of this trope, at least when I started it, is that the argument revolves around assuming only one explanation to work.
  • April 8, 2011
    StongRadd
    In a page of Ansem Retort, Axel assumes the only reason for wolves and bats to be in the same place at the same time without fighting is...Were-pires.
  • April 9, 2011
    randomsurfer
    ^^^^Each person has their "one possiblility." They eventually combine them into a Grand Unified Conspiracy.
  • July 20, 2011
    Aielyn
    I think this needs a No Real Life Examples Please mark on it. Otherwise, you just know that it'll be filled with politicians reaching conclusions that people don't like, and things like that. Perhaps there could be an exception put in place for historical claims that were eventually proven false - like, say, a claim made by the Catholic Church in the 14th century that was disproven by, say, Newton.
  • July 20, 2011
    neoYTPism
    Alternatively, this could take the "real life examples allowed but not encouraged" approach that Good Is Not Nice seems to take.
  • July 20, 2011
    chihuahua0
    I like the title Jumping To Delusions.
  • March 18, 2012
    billybobfred
    idk if this ykttw is even still a thing but if it is the image needs to go, we don't use entire comic strips for this purpose.
  • April 3, 2014
    HaggisMcCrablice
    It's sometimes subverted if the person who says "This can only mean one thing!" follows the obvious question— "What?"— up with "I haven't a clue" or "I was hoping you could tell me".
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