Created By: JAF1970 on November 27, 2011

Unusually Uninteresting Fluff News

A bizarre story is treated like a fluff news story.

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Humans are pretty adaptable. So much so, they seem to take the most bizarre circumstances in stride after a while. It often leads to pretty odd "fluff" news items.

Seen It a Million Times.

  • Megamind. After Megamind takes over Metro City, Roxanne introduces a fluff news item, "Are you ready to be a slave army? What you need to know."
  • The Simpsons. This happens a lot with Kent Brockman, such as this casual line when he thinks alien insects will become the Earth's overlords: "I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground sugar caves."
Community Feedback Replies: 4
  • November 27, 2011
    Kent Brockman News? Certainly related.
  • November 27, 2011
    At most, a Subtrope.
  • November 30, 2011
    The Chronicle was about a fantastic tabloid paper covering aliens, vampires, goatsuckers, etc... whose stories all turned out to be true. The editing team still photoshops images for that added tabloid flavor though.
  • January 11, 2013
    Too much like Kent Brickman News and Unusually Uninteresting Sight. It is just a combination of two tropes with no distinct details that are exclusive to it alone.