->"''Whoever invented Mondays should be drug out into the street and shot.''"
-->-- ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}

Characters can sometimes hate a certain day of the week, due to bad luck and misfortune that seem to only happen to them on that day. When they start hating it, they often start dreading the coming day on the day before.

As suggested by the trope name, Monday is one of, if not ''the most'' hated-on days, perhaps because it's the day that many people go back to work/school after the weekend.
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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Comics]]
* In ''[[GIJoe G.I. Joe]]'', Snake Eyes hates Tuesdays.
--> "''I still wake up in a cold sweat on Tuesday mornings. Tuesdays was 'debriding day' at the Army hospital burn unit where I recovered.''"
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[[folder:Film]]
* In ''OfficeSpace'' the main character is told "somebody's got a bad case of the Mondays" by a coworker when he's kind of grumpy. He asks if anyone's said that, to his next-door neighbor (who works as a construction worker) who tells him "you'd get your ass kicked for something like that."
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[[folder:Game Shows]]
* In a bit on ''Radio/WaitWaitDontTellMe'' riffing on the report that al-Qaeda had office interns, one of the panelists said "We hate America...but we also hate Mondays."
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', the titular character knows that if Dawn is in trouble it must be Tuesday again.
** Which is a bit of LeaningOnTheFourthWall, since, at that time, Buffy aired on Tuesday.
* The secretaries Kathy and Cathy from ''TheKidsInTheHall'' discuss this in one episode. Tanya the temp also hates them. [[http://youtu.be/NubcKsQTuNQ]]
-->'''Kathy''': ''TBIM, huh?''
-->'''Cathy''': ''"TBIM?"''
-->'''Kathy''': ''"Too Bad It's Monday."''
* One of the speeches on ''Series/DoctorWho'' that the Eleventh Doctor gives names several days as not very interesting. It also reveals he really like Saturdays, [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall perhaps because]] a certain British sci-fi show airs on that day?
--> '''The Doctor:''' Time isn't a straight line. It's all... [[TimeyWimeyBall bumpy-wumpy]]. There's loads of boring stuff. Like Sundays and Tuesdays and Thursday afternoons. But now and then there are Saturdays. Big temporal tipping points when anything's possible.
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[[folder:Music]]
* TheMamasAndThePapas, "Monday Monday:"
-->Every other day, (every other day)
-->Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
-->But whenever Monday comes (But whenever Monday comes)
-->You can find me crying all of the time
* The opening lines of "Friday On My Mind" by The Easybeats:
-->Monday morning feels so bad\\
Everybody seems to nag me.
* "Manic Monday" by TheBangles
* As mentioned in the Real Life section, "I Don't Like Mondays" by the Boomtown Rats.
* Carpenters, "Rainy Days and Mondays"
* Devo Spice has a song called [[http://thefump.com/fump.php?id=1311 "I Hate Mondays"]].
* "It Sure Is Monday" by Mark Chesnutt. The narrator partied hard all weekend, but now it's Monday and he's paying a high price for it.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''Comicstrip/{{Garfield}}'' hates Mondays, and it's little wonder since nothing ever seems to go right for him on that day.
** He also seems to hate certain months, too, such as Feburary.
** Oh yes, and he ''especially'' hates Monday the 13th. '''''Especially''''' if that Monday the 13th is on a February.
* In ''{{Mutts}}'', there's a strip where Sourpuss says he hates Mondays. Then it rains, leading him to say that Mondays hate him, too. Also a RunningGag.
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[[folder:Radio]]
* In ''Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', Arthur concludes that it must be Thursday because "I never got the hang of Thurdays".
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* The ''Garfield'' example is [[ShoutOut referenced]] in ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', where the "Potion of the Field Gar" gives you bonus adventures for eating [[TrademarkFavouriteFood lasagna]] - except on Mondays.
* In ''Videogame/{{Portal 2}}'', there's an office where you can pick up a couple of coffee mugs. One mug has "I hate Mondays" on it.
* Francis in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' hates Mondays, among other things, but he will tolerate the day if it's Lasagna Mondays.
* In a twist of HolidayMode, creating a new character on a Monday in VideoGame/AncientDomainsOfMystery results in them "feeling exhausted" and starting with less than full of their HP. In rare circumstances this can even outright kill them.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* ChannelAte believes a sound beating is better than Mondays.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' Leela's former boss returns a poster to her (a monkey captioned with "I hate Mondays").
-->'''Leela's Old Boss:''' I also kept your poster showing your dislike of Mondays!
-->'''Leela:''' Monday Monkey lives for the weekend, sir.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* As [[http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4472389 reported on NPR,]] "In 1979, Brenda Spencer opened fire with a rifle at the Grover Cleveland Elementary School in San Diego, Calif., killing two adults and injuring nine children. She later explained her actions with the statement, 'I don't like Mondays.'"
** This was the subject of a song by the Boomtown Rats, "I Don't Like Mondays".
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* Inverted in ''{{jPod}}'', where a character talks on how Thursdays are the best day of the week.
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