Created By: Vercalos on December 21, 2011 Last Edited By: JohnBenccsonn on April 3, 2018

Only on Tuesdays

I\'m only this heroic on Tuesdays

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Constance: Are you always this cocky?
D'Artagnan: Only on Tuesdays... And whenever beautiful women are involved.

This trope is when a character dismisses something as ordinary, or at least, attempts to be nonchalant over something unusual or impressive, either as a response to another character's inquiry, or as a commentary on an Unusually Uninteresting Sight("Was that an explosion? Must be Tuesday."). Occassionally also used as an Insult Backfire, when a character is insulted, and replies flippantly that the insult only applies on Tuesday.

Unrelated to But for Me, It Was Tuesday.

Examples

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[[folder:Film - Live-Action]]

[[folder:Television]]
  • Big Bang Theory:
    Sheldon: And just for the record, I only drink hot chocolate on months with an 'R' in them.
    Penny: Why?
    Sheldon: What's life without a little whimsy?
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
    "Dawn's in trouble. Must be Tuesday.
  • Supernatural
    Dean:Another Horseman. Awesome. Must be Thursday.
Community Feedback Replies: 18
  • December 21, 2011
    Vercalos
    • Big Bang Theory:
      Sheldon: And just for the record, I only drink hot chocolate on months with an 'R' in them.
      Penny: Why?
      Sheldon: What's life without a little whimsy?
  • December 21, 2011
    ChaoticNovelist
    Maybe another day of the week to prevent confusion.
  • December 21, 2011
    Vercalos
    Changed to Wednesdays, I suppose.
  • December 21, 2011
    randomsurfer
    • Buffy The Vampire Slayer:
      Dawn's in trouble. Must be Tuesday. [[hottip:*:At the time, Buffy aired on Tuesdays ]]
    • Possibly the film If it's Tuesday, it Must be Belgium but I don't know, not having seen it.
  • December 21, 2011
    Vercalos
    I'm changing the day back to Tuesday. If it's really that confusing, it can always be changed at a later date.
  • December 22, 2011
    moocow1452
    Tuesday seems to be the default gag with week related jokes.

    Inverted with the "Only go fishing on days that end with a Y" idiom.
  • June 15, 2013
    TonyG
    In the Sponge Bob Square Pants episode "Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost" SpongeBob and Patrick are playing a game they just made up and this exchange occurs.
    Patrick: I lose!
    SpongeBob: But it's not Thrusday, Patrick.
    Patrick: Tartar sauce!
  • June 15, 2013
    1810072342
    The laconic's pretty misleading. Suggest changing it to 'X is happened? Must be a Tuesday.'

    Web Original: The 'Everything Wrong With' series on You Tube, essentially a guy going through movies and highlighting the Fridge Logic of them, did an episode for the Transformers film. In this he pulled up a clip of a character saying 'North Korea has doubled its naval activity' and responded 'Or what is known in North Korea as a Tuesday'. ...Is that a bit of an inappropriate example?
  • June 15, 2013
    lexicon
    Wouldn't Must Be Tuesday be a better title? That's used repeatedly and sounds more nonchalant.
  • June 15, 2013
    Larkmarn
    ... actually, this is definitely related to But For Me It Was Tuesday. It's a very similar gag, really. They both denote nonchalance about something that otherwise would be considereda big deal.
  • June 16, 2013
    Marz1200
    I second Must Be Tuesday.

    If it is a weekly show, it may be used to reference what day of the week it airs.
  • April 1, 2018
    PJSam
    What about "This must be Thursday" after the Hitchhikers quote?
  • April 1, 2018
    lakingsif
    I'm pretty sure this is But For Me It Was Tuesday — sure, the page starts out with a villain forgetting an important event because it was minor for them, but the laconic is just "For one person, this occurrence is extraordinary. For another, it's routine."

    The examples on this draft also currently sway to be kind of a Stock Phrase when characters use the joke to lampshade that they do something all the time, which could be trope but that's not what the description is saying. If that was the intention, it Needs A Better Description.

    Still, I honestly thought this was going to be where someone genuinely does something plain (like, buy a coffee) and it is treated as pretty exceptional/everyone remembers it (the inverse of BFMIWT). Maybe you could make that?
  • April 1, 2018
    4tell0life4
    I'd argue that villains forgetting their specific evil deeds gives BFMIWT a distinct meaning than just "some person" forgetting their specific doings.

    But I'd also argue to broaden the scope of that trope, if it's possible.
  • April 2, 2018
    StarSword
  • April 2, 2018
    lakingsif
    ^^ the trope is that broad, it's just that the first paragraph mentions villains so sometimes people who don't read it all get it mistaken.
  • April 2, 2018
    4tell0life4
    ^ Are you sure? I wonder if I can talk to the mods about it. (If it's really about more than just villains, then we need to edit away that part of the description, and I'm kinda iffy about it)
  • April 2, 2018
    AmourMitts
    Unless this gets a better name, bombing.
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