Do We Have This One?
Any time you have a group of individuals acting together, there will often be just one individual out of the crowd who who trips it up. For example, in a crowd of people running from one location to another, one member will invariably trip and fall behind, or otherwise lag behind in general.
Why? Because it's funny
. It's unexpected (Genre Savviness
Loosely related to Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking
Film - live action
- In Jumanji, the massive animal stampede includes an exhausted rhinoceros trying to keep up as it follows behind the rest.
Film - animated
- In Pixar's Brave, when the three brothers are running downstairs in the castle, one of them trips. The director's commentary notes that the animators added it solely because it's funny.
- Orochi's in-game debut in Ōkami involves his eight heads rising up and turning in unison to face the player ... then the Thunder-elemental head (on the far side from the others) wakes up late and looks around wildly, wondering what's going on.
- In Paper Mario, one member of the Shy Squad is repeatedly seen tripping and falling behind the crowd, then scrambling to catch up to the rest.