Attention-Deficit Disciple

The Attention Deficit Disciple is found in conjunction with the “Stop Having Fun” Guy, usually as a sidekick or junior partner and generally as the stupider of the two. Whenever the bulk of the cast are engaged in Wacky Fratboy Hijinks, a musical number or some other rollicking bit of fun, the “Stop Having Fun” Guy will refuse to join in. However, a zoom-out or change of view will reveal that his companion is cheerfully joining in.

Often leads to a Death Glare and/or Amusing Injuries for the dimwit.


Examples:

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     Anime And Manga 

  • Zatch Bell!: Folgore's first appearance. Kiyomaro is still analyzing him while he dances, and Gash couldn't help but join the dance.

     Film 

     Live Action Tv 

     Professional Wrestling 

     Western Animation 
  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie involves this and a mosh pit.
  • In The Simpsons episode "Lisa the Vegetarian", Homer responds to Lisa's new vegetarianism with "You don't win friends with salad!", which Bart turns into a conga line. They leave the frame and when they return, Marge has joined in; Lisa admonishes her, and Marge responds "Sorry, it was catchy".
    • Something similar happens in "Two Dozen and One Greyhounds". Mr. Burns sings a song (to the tune of "Be My Guest") where he details how he plans on skinning the greyhounds he adopted from the Simpsons to make a tuxedo. Lisa is horrified, but Bart is humming along, and again, when Lisa calls him on it, he says "You've gotta admit, it was catchy."
    • Inverted somewhat in Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore. When the Indian employees and some other characters break out into a Bollywood song and dance, Smithers looks on eagerly until Burns allows him to join in.
  • Max in Cats Don't Dance.
  • Occurs in The Great Mouse Detective during the mouse burlesque show, with Basil looking over to see Dawson (who's acting loopy after drinking a drugged beer) dancing with the showgirls.

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