'''Basic Trope''': The witness called to the stand is an animal or an inanimate object.
* '''Straight''': TropeyTheWonderDog is called to the witness stand to testify.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** The witness in question is a goldfish in a bowl.
** The witness is a water cooler. When asked a question, a bubble comes up through the cooler.
* '''Downplayed''':
** The witness in question is a talking parrot.
** A search dog was vital in the investigation, and a police officer presents the dog's findings.
* '''Justified''':
** Tropey is a TalkingAnimal or FunnyAnimal and therefore can speak.
** Although Tropey cannot speak in a traditional sense, the trial takes place in a fantasy or sci-fi setting in which there are reliable methods for confirming his "testimony," making Tropey a potentially valuable source of information and therefore a valid witness.
* '''Inverted''': A human being is called to testify in a court of animals.
* '''Subverted''': When the next witness is called and comes to the stand, it is a man accompanied by a dog, presented in such a way as to make it seem like the dog is the witness and the man his handler - it's actually a blind man with a seeing-eye dog.
* '''Double Subverted''': The seeing-eye dog ends up providing critical evidence or testimony.
* '''Parodied''': The witness called to the stand is Mr. Stilton... A wedge of cheese.
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''': Nothing that isn't human is called up to testify.
* '''Enforced''': "We need to liven up this comedic series' courtroom episode with some CourtroomAntics!"
* '''Lampshaded''': "What's wrong with an animal testifying? Half the people convicted already act like animals."
* '''Invoked''': ???
* '''Exploited''': "Tropey! Tell them I'm innocent, and I'll give you... ''[[FoodAsBribe a small piece of meat!]]''" "DEAL!"
* '''Defied''': ???
* '''Discussed''': "Did he just call the dog to testify?!"
* '''Conversed''': "That wouldn't hold up in any court. Well, OK, maybe in {{Ruritania}}."
* '''Deconstructed''': This wouldn't hold up in any RealLife courtroom, and is usually done when the lawyer is getting desperate.
* '''Reconstructed''': The lawyer has done his homework, and only calls up material witnesses. Since Tropey is a material witness, and [[FunnyAnimal able to speak and reason]], the lawyer is justified in calling him up to testify.
* '''Played For Drama''': Bernie's client is losing the case badly, despite being innocent; calling up Tropey is a desperate last-ditch tactic to turn the trial around.
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%% Optional items, added after Conversed, at your discretion:
%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???