Just For Fun / [Trope Name] Injokes
aka: My Favorite Show

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"Quote from a particularly noteworthy example of the trope."

"One more quote than is allowed"
Someone who doesn't know about Quotes Wiki or italics.

Elaborate introductory example or reasoning behind the trope, ending in a Title Drop, probably being a circular pothole. Reference to Alice and Bob.

Plain, simple, and brief explanation of the trope. Common features of said trope.

Pros, cons, and/or implications of the trope.

Discussion of how the trope relates to anime or manga, even if it doesn't.

How old the trope is. How seriously or not the trope is taken nowadays.

Mention of how this trope may sometimes be Truth in Television.

Alternatively, if the trope is not Truth in Television, an explanation of the horrible things that would happen if it were to be carried out.

Shoehorned reminder that Tropes Are Tools, so no Justifying Edits or Square Peg Round Tropery please.

Origin of Trope Name. References to other, relevant tropes. Justification of reason trope was split from older, less well-written trope.

See also related tropes. Compare similar tropes. Contrast conflicting tropes.

Mild warning that this trope is not to be confused with similarly named trope.

Mild warning that this trope is not to be confused with some trope with similar words in the title, Just for Pun.

Suggestion to post complaints on the Dethroning Moment of Suck page.

Now-obsolete mention of a Troper Tales page.

Reminder to keep natter off the main page with obligatory link to the Discussion page. Reminder that Rule of Cautious Editing Judgment applies to controversial subjects, and No Real Life Examples, Please! applies to tropes with no or controversial Real Life analogues.


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  • Example at the top by a new troper who doesn't know to always put new examples at the bottom.
  • Example at the very top because someone is a Parabomber...I mean, example at the top because it's the Trope Namer.
  • Example at the top because it's the Trope Namer. No other explanation.
  • Example near the top that used to be the Trope Namer, but now is just confusing because the trope name was changed and no one bothered to update the example text.
  • Example. Full Stop.
  • Example. (And how!)
  • Example from an obscure work at or near the top only because it was a favorite of the Trope Launcher.
  • Equally obscure example at or near the top because the three-hundredth edit was made by someone who either doesn't know the rules or feels that this example is way better than the ones below.
  • Chronologically-confusing entry that refers to entries further down the page but got moved to the top thanks to someone alphabetizing all the entries but not re-writing them to fit.
  • Example from a classic which allows an editor to declare it one of The Oldest Ones in the Book.
  • Example declared to be the Ur-Example, even though likely not one.
  • Shoehorned "obligatory" reference to Trope Overdosed: The Series.
  • Example without any explanation.
  • Example that has nothing to do with the trope, but is related to the title of the trope; which the original Troper chose to be clever.
  • Example.
  • Example that, due to the fact that there are other examples here, should have two bullet points.
    • An extra sentence that really shouldn't have its own bullet point but simply be part of the original entry.
    • Another example from the same book that's added in with another bullet, making it seem as if it's part of the original example
    • example from someone who doesn't bother with porper grammar
  • Example that this editor is shocked, surprised, or astounded hasn't been mentioned yet. You've probably never heard of it.
  • Example that begins with "This is not actually an example, but..."
  • Examples from four more Trope Overdosed series.
    Name with overly long description of the character's situation: quote from the series that is related to the example above, but not the trope.
  • Example that uses "it's" when it should be using "its", and "lead" when it should be using "led".
  • Example that makes sense only if you interpret the work through a certain pervasive fan theory, but does not mention this fan theory in any way.
  • Example that uses external link markup when a WikiWord would have been quite sufficient.
  • Zero-Context Example claiming that a work is "infamous" for using this trope, without saying so much as a single word as to how.
  • Example that allegedly "provides" the page image and/or quote, except that the image and/or quote in question has been replaced or removed since the example was added and nobody bothered to update the example.
  • Example with an irrelevant sinkhole in absolutely every word.

    Anime & Manga 
  • Example after example about Obscure Anime That Was Never Released Outside Japan.
    • One of which is so laden with fanspeak as to be practically in Japanese itself.
  • Three and a half pages of Anime examples that you just scroll right on by because you've never heard of any of them.
  • Example from Super Robot Wars
    • Yet another example from the Trope Overdosed series that's here because the person who added the above example wasn't really paying attention to what he was doing.
  • an Abridged Series example listed under Anime instead of under Web Original.
  • Example from some redlinked anime called Nipponisu no Serizu Neemu Disupeto Puresenssu wa Taitoru no Ingurisu, the title of which you can't make heads or tails of because you don't know Japanese, peppered with mentions of seemingly every single Anime Fanspeak trope for added confusion.
    • Complaint that you can't make head or tails of the above because you don't know Japanese.
      • Natter about how it's Romaji, not actual Japanese.
      • Natter about capitalization of Romaji.
  • Example from some redlinked anime called Akushuarii Engurisshu Taitoru, the title of which you can't make heads or tails of because you don't know Japanese, but which you would immediately recognise had the person adding the example deigned to write the title in English, not English-turned-katakana-turned-romanized-katakana.
  • Example from Mahou Sensei Negima!.
  • Haruhi Suzumiya example.
    • Not to mention another example in that series.
  • An example from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
  • Obligatory Johan reference.
    • Firm assertion that Johan is this trope.
  • An Example from an anime, which, given the nature of the series, makes sense.

    Comic Books 

    Empty Folder That The Page Launcher Just Left There Instead Of Commenting It Out Or Something 

    Fan Fiction 

    Films — Animated 

    Films — Live-Action 

  • A bunch of Discworld examples.
    • Example of Lampshade Hanging, subversion, and/or deconstruction from a Discworld book.
    • Example of exactly the same gag reused in a different Discworld book.
    • Example from another Discworld book that has more to actually do with this trope than above example does.
    • Example from yet another Discworld book that has more to do with one of the previous Discworld examples than it actually does this trope.
  • Example from Paul Robinson claiming that the trope is represented in his non-existent novel Instrument Of God.
    Two-kilobyte block of text alleged to be a quote from Instrument Of God which doesn't really seem to have any particular relevance to the trope, or, really, anything else for that matter.
  • Obligatory Twilight example, noting how it was either 'done badly', or 'particularly glaring'.
  • Example in which the contributor wrote "TitleOfBook" rather than "Literature/TitleOfBook", thereby either creating a redlink or a link to a similarly titled work in a different medium.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Example from Redlinked Show Of Which You Have Heard.
  • Example from Redlinked Show You Have Never Heard Of, but the title of which prompts you to look it up on Google or The Other Wiki.
  • Example involving a Monty Python's Flying Circus sketch.
    • Natter referential joke!
      • Obscure joke reference!
    • More joke references.
  • Obligatory Firefly reference.
  • Obligatory example from a Star Trek series, correctly placed in the "Live-Action TV" folder where it belongs.
    • Ten
    • more
    • examples
    • from
    • totally
    • different
    • Star Trek
    • works
    • most of which should be in a different folder
  • Obligatory Doctor Who example.
    • Additional Doctor Who example which refers to the incarnation by number. The number links to The Nth Doctor even though that has nothing to do with this trope.
  • Example from a Doctor Who spin-off series that was added directly under the Doctor Who examples but isn't bulleted with them because the person who added it wasn't sure and decided to split the difference.
  • "Obligatory" example from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
  • Example from an episode of a TV show which just aired, even though there is already an entry for the same series up above.
  • The same example from an episode of a TV show which just aired, even though there are already an entry for the same seres up above AND the new exmaple already exits if the editor were to move his eyeballs by three inches. Usually full of spoiler tags and spelling erors because the editor was trying to be the first person to post the example.
  • Example from a movie adaptation of a TV show that should be in the Film section.

Medium header in smallcaps that the editor who folderized the page accidentally missed

  • Inevitable music example from an artist you either hate or have never heard of.
  • Another Red House Painters example posted by Tonagamu... and you don't care because you haven't heard of Red House Painters.
    • Tonagamu adding on the example even though he probably could have just added it to the main paragraph.

    Mythology and Folklore 
  • Surprise trope example from mythology, indicating that this trope is Older Than Dirt.

    Newspaper Comics 

    Tabletop Games 


    Video Games 
  • Example from Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice for All.
    • Spoiler from Apollo Justice because you should have known better than to read a completely spoilered out sentence yet you read it anyway because it was fairly long and you thought it was going to be about the subject at hand and not an example from a different game that might have been an useless spoiler to mention to begin with, which prompts you to inmmediatly scroll down after reading the first line in order to forget about the spoiler. Also, while we're at it, spoiler from Dual Destinies.
  • An example from Mass Effect.
    • An example of how it was subverted in Mass Effect 2 that really should be a different trope altogether, with bad Example Indentation on top.
    • An example that mentions that the trope is used in both Mass Effect games which nobody bothered to correct after Mass Effect 3 came out.
  • Example from Super Mario 64 using a quote specific to the DS remake with a link to Updated Re-release or Super Title 64 Advance.
  • Video game example which contains a disputed piece of information.
    • You're wrong.
  • Ancient, seemingly incorrect example from Trope Overdosed: The Videogame that mentions how this trope was used in a feature that was patched out by a later update.
  • Video Game example that asserts that part of the game is hard, for any reason.
    • Seven paragraphs of Walkthrough Mode to justify a rebuttal of "actually it's super easy if you know what you're doing".
  • Example from Undertale, probably involving Sans.
  • That example from a Star Trek video game that you've already seen because it was one of the ten million sub-bullets on an example in the "Live-Action TV" folder..
  • Example from a Final Fantasy game
    • Tangentially related examples from others game in the series

    Web Comics 
  • Example of Lampshade Hanging, subversion, and/or deconstruction from The Order of the Stick.
  • Example from a "recent" arc of a webcomic that's been around for 8 years doing five updates a week, so the archive is huge, and since the example is so far up the page it's long ago fallen off the edit page, there's no way to tell when "recent" was.
  • Obligatory Homestuck reference, and a full description of the quadrants.
    • Along with a bulleted argument about Vriska.
      • Or just repeated HONK honk HONK's
  • Example from a popular Web Comic you should read but don't because it is absurdly long and you don't want to go on an Archive Binge, including several references to how amazing the web comic is.
  • Example from a Web Comic so obscure that you get the feeling that it was added by the comic's author.
  • Webcomic did it here, only the date format has changed, so the link is no good.
    • Also here, but when you translate the date to the new format, there's no obvious connection.
    • And here, with an outdated link that does not contain the date.

    Web Original 

    Western Animation 

    Real Life 
  • Questionable example from This Troper's life.
  • A lone Real Life example erroneously declared as Truth in Television which we are not making up.
  • Real Life example: This Troper's personal testimony. (it will later be deleted, restored with a Justifying Edit, and deleted again)
  • Rather spurious example from Real Life, revealing the editor's ideological bias and bordering on Troll material.
    • Attempt to delete/rectify above, which gets restored multiple times as ideological bias matches community preferences.
      • Above example deleted.
  • Obligatory example about how evil Disney/[insert corporation here] is.
  • Example that uses spoilers to hide a real-life, well-known death.
  • Example involving Adolf Hitler, thus invoking Godwin's Law.
    • Example involving Stalin, thus invoking Godwin's Law Response.
  • Controversial example that is bound to be deleted at some point for fear that it might result in Internet Backdraft.
    • Counterpoint to controversial example, which might even get the entire Real Life section taken off the page, despite the fact that the rest of the Real Life examples were perfectly uncontroversial.
      • Blatant, badly spelled Flame Bait to above, asserting that all who stand on one particular side of the discussion are baby munching Nazis.
  • Historical example that is now found not to be true.
  • Example that doesn't actually belong in the Truth in Television section.
    • Comment indicating that this example should be moved up into the main section, by someone who didn't bother to do that.
    • Above example read by unhinged fan, who becomes a Daydream Believer.
  • Non-example stating that this sometimes occurs in real life.
  • Urban Legend that totally happened to this troper's sister's ex-boyfriend's 2nd cousin's niece's math teacher's friend.
    • Me Too! Lengthy personal anecdote.
  • Scientific example that stems from a common misconception.
    • Natter that disputes the accuracy of the above example while being equally wrong.
  • Personal anecdote made general by scrubbing the name of the person, place, or thing it happened to.

Joke that didn't fit anywhere else, usually about the page itself, referencing the topic at hand.

Either Statler or Waldorf: Snarky comment about the subject at hand.
The other one (depending on who made the snarky comment): Sarcastic reply to the previous comment.
Both: Do-ho-ho-ho-hoh!

Alternative Title(s): Next Trope, My Favorite Show, Trope Name