'''Basic Trope''': The normally-homebound characters go to an exotic location and have [[HilarityEnsues wacky hijinx]].
* '''Straight''': Alice and Bob take a week-long cruise, visit exotic places, meet colorful characters, and have some fun adventures.
* '''Exaggerated''': Alice and Bob take a week-long trip to the [[InSpace International Space Station]], [[FirstContact meet a congress of intergalactic aliens]], and are [[TheOnlyOne called upon to save the universe]].
* '''Downplayed''': Alice and Bob take a day trip to the beach and meet a few interesting people.
* '''Justified''': Alice and Bob are celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary.
* '''Inverted''': After an excess of fun adventures, Alice and Bob go on an uneventful week-long cruise to unwind.
* '''Subverted''':
** Alice and Bob prepare to go on their week-long cruise, but get stuck in traffic and miss the boat.
** Looking to avoid odd happenings, Alice and Bob spend the entire cruise in their cabin.
* '''Double Subverted''': Looking to avoid odd happenings, Alice and Bob spend the entire cruise in their cabin... only for the ship to hit a rock and leave them stranded on a deserted island.
* '''Parodied''': Alice and Bob get food poisoning, their backed-up toilet floods their cabin, the ship gets hijacked by Somali pirates, and they think it's the ''best vacation ever.''
* '''Zig Zagged''': Alice and Bob go on multiple vacations in an episode, spending about half the episode on vacations and the rest at home.
* '''Averted''':
** Alice and Bob steadfastly refuse to leave their home.
** Alice and Bob are always WalkingTheEarth and never stay anywhere for more than a few days.
* '''Enforced''': The new sponsor of ''The Alice and Bob Show'' is a cruise line, and the VacationEpisode is part of a ProductPlacement deal.
* '''Lampshaded''': "It's amazing how ''really weird'' stuff happens to us whenever we go on a trip."
* '''Invoked''': Carol secretly sets up Alice and Bob's wacky encounters to make their cruise more memorable.
* '''Exploited''': Alice writes a book about her adventures and makes a lot of money off of it.
* '''Defied''': Alice and Bob spend the entire cruise in their cabin.
* '''Discussed''': "I wonder who we'll meet on our next vacation."
* '''Conversed''': "Every show we watch seems to have a VacationEpisode."
* '''Deconstructed''': Instead of the actual vacation, the story focuses more on the hassles of getting tickets and preparing for the vacation.
* '''Reconstructed''': The stress of preparing for a vacation convinces Alice and Bob to forgo future vacations and simply enjoy everyday life.
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