Created By: Vercalos on December 21, 2011 Last Edited By: Vercalos on June 16, 2013

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. ---

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  • 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: 11
  • 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.
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