'''Basic Trope''': An elderly {{Motormouth}} character gives a CharacterFilibuster.
* '''Straight''': Grandpa Bob tells his grandchildren what life was like WhenIWasYourAge.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** Grandpa Bob's long-winded story includes [[CloudCuckoolander events and concepts that don't seem to connect to one another.]]
** Grandpa Bob's monologue lasts for several years.
* '''Downplayed''': Grandpa Bob gives a long speech, but rarely goes off topic and there is a decent moral to the story.
* '''Justified''':
** Grandpa Bob has Alzheimer's or other dementia, and that's why his stories seem rather nonsensical and jumbled up.
** Grandpa Bob is lonely, and just wants someone to talk to, but his {{Motormouth}} tendencies are perceived as having NoSocialSkills.
* '''Inverted''':
** Grandpa Bob listens to a rambling CharacterFilibuster from his grandchild.
** Grandpa Bob doesn't speak, or gives only [[DeadpanSnarker the occasional one-liner]].
* '''Gender Inverted''': Grandma Alice gives a CharacterFilibuster.
* '''Subverted''':
** Grandpa Bob tells a short bedtime story to his grandkids.
** Grandpa Bob gives an organized speech that has a good point and/or moral.
* '''Double Subverted''':
** But bringing up a particular BerserkButton (such as how the government is handling[=/=]should handle the national budget crisis) is a RantInducingSlight.
** When someone questions him about the point, he goes into a long, rambling speech about why is right.
* '''Parodied''':
** A listening character progresses from listening intently, to eyes glazing over, to struggling to stay awake, to trying to commit homicide and/or suicide so they don't have to listen to this ramble.
** A FunnyBackgroundEvent happens while Grandpa Bob rambles on.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Grandpa has Alzheimer's and is giving a long rambling, but when BigBrother leaves the home, he suddenly gets very coherent. It turns out the Alzheimer's was a lie. Then, he smokes some of the good stuff while he has a chance and starts rambling again... Until he gets a moment of clarity and starts to make sense again. ''HOWEVER,'' when BigBrother leaves the next day, grandpa starts rambling for no reason...
* '''Averted''':
** No elderly characters appear in this particular story.
** The stories are short and have a point.
* '''Enforced''':
** TruthInTelevision, RuleOfFunny.
** Sometimes used as an AuthorFilibuster.
* '''Lampshaded''': "Oh, great. Now Grandpa's gonna tell us one of his stories!"
* '''Invoked''': Grandpa Bob is looking through the NostalgiaFilter.
* '''Exploited''':
** The listener decides to torture one of their enemies, but inviting him in when grandpa goes on one his rants.
** The (usual) listener needs a distraction. "QUICK! Get grandpa!"
* '''Defied''': Grandpa Bob (for whatever reason) doesn't bring up the past.
* '''Discussed''': "Why does grandpa do that? I know he's still quick-witted!"
* '''Conversed''': "Why do old people on television have to ramble?"
* '''Implied''': "You know how grandpa gets, right? [[NoodleIncident Remember last time?"]]
* '''Deconstructed''': People find grandpa so boring that they avoid him and he ends up alone.
* '''Reconstructed''': Then someone actually listens to him and realizes how wise grandpa is. Even if there is no point to the story, it's the history and the journey that matters.
* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': As grandpa's long boring story goes on, it is obvious there is some truth to the story. Eventually, he starts talking about where he hide his stash of NaziGold from the war (he is too screwy to realizing that telling people that can get it stolen). The thing is, the family is short on cash and in desperate need of aid. But they never checks up on this and just put him in the retirement home.
* '''Played For Laughs''': The listener keeps trying to leave, but is polite to just tell grandpa that he's boring.
* '''Played For Drama''':
** Grandpa Bob's family realizes he has some serious problems, and he doesn't.
** TheCuckoolanderWasRight.
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