->''"Whoever invented Mondays should be drug out into the street and shot."''
-->-- '''Garfield''', ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}''

Characters can sometimes hate a certain day of the week, due to bad luck and misfortune that seem to only happen to them on that day. When they start hating it, they often start dreading the coming day on the day before.

As suggested by the trope name, Monday is one of, if not ''the most'' hated-on days, perhaps because it's the day that many people go back to work/school after the weekend.



* Deconstructed by street artist Banksy [[http://40.media.tumblr.com/e8c5a56a74fd72f7ed96414b0c16f417/tumblr_myu9nix6ME1r4no8do1_1280.jpg here]].

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In ''ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel'', Snake Eyes hates Tuesdays.
-->'''Snake Eyes:''' I still wake up in a cold sweat on Tuesday mornings. Tuesdays was "debriding day" at the Army hospital burn unit where I recovered.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' hates Mondays, and it's little wonder since nothing ever seems to go right for him on that day.
** He also seems to hate certain months, too, such as February.
** Oh yes, and he ''especially'' hates Monday the 13th. '''''Especially''''' if that Monday the 13th falls on a February.
** Subverted earlier in the comic run, [[http://i.imgur.com/FmZJMSi.gif where Garfield actually loves Mondays.]]
** His creator [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nell-minow/jim-davis-explains-why-ga_b_6094892.html later explained]] that while as a cat Garfield doesn't work or study, Mondays are a reminder "that his life is the same old, [[GroundhogDayLoop same old cycling again]]". Thus he hates them and the universe takes Mondays to deliver some LaserGuidedKarma.
* In ''ComicStrip/{{Mutts}}'', there's a strip where Sourpuss says he hates Mondays. Then it rains, leading him to say that Mondays hate him, too. Also a RunningGag.
* In ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'', when investigating the murder of a butler at the [[TheButlerDidIt Butlers of the World convention]], the detective in charge of the investigation groans: "I hate to start a Monday with a case like this."
* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'': While Calvin never directly complains about Mondays ''per se'', he does say that he can never enjoy Sundays because in the back of his mind, he knows he'd have to go to school the next day. "It's like trying to enjoy your last meal before execution."

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''FanFic/OhGodNotAgain'', when Neville faces the boggart, it takes on the form of alternate-Harry as Minister of Magic.
-->'''Boggart Harry:''' You know, Monday is probably the most depressing day ever, let's cancel it. And what's this nonsense about not being able to own a dragon in Britain? ...

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/OfficeSpace'' the main character is told "somebody's got a bad case of the Mondays" by a coworker when he's kind of grumpy. He asks if anyone's said that, to his next-door neighbor (who works as a construction worker) who tells him "you'd get your ass kicked for something like that."
* In Polish comedy classic ''Nie lubię poniedziałku'' (I don't like Monday) the whole plot is about random citizens of Warsaw suffering unpleasantries and hilarious twists of fate on Monday, blaming that day for being unlucky. Titular words are used a lot, along with "Never start anything on Monday".
* The Film ''Film/WhatHappenedToMonday'' [[spoiler: does this literally. The titular woman named Monday pulled a HeelFaceTurn and sold her sisters out to the authorities.]]

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', the eponymous character knows that if Dawn is in trouble it must be Tuesday again. Which is a bit of LeaningOnTheFourthWall, since, at that time, Buffy aired on Tuesday.
* The secretaries Kathy and Cathy from ''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'' discuss this in one episode. [[http://youtu.be/NubcKsQTuNQ Tanya the temp also hates them.]]
-->'''Kathy:''' TBIM, huh?\\
'''Cathy:''' "TBIM?"\\
'''Kathy:''' "Too Bad It's Monday."
* One of the speeches on ''Series/DoctorWho'' that the Eleventh Doctor names several days as not very interesting. It also reveals he really like Saturdays, [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall perhaps because]] a certain British sci-fi show airs on that day?
-->'''The Doctor:''' Time isn't a straight line. It's all... [[TimeyWimeyBall bumpy-wumpy]]. There's loads of boring stuff. Like Sundays and Tuesdays and Thursday afternoons. But now and then there are Saturdays. Big temporal tipping points when anything's possible.
* Inverted in ''Series/JPod'', where a character talks on how Thursdays are the best day of the week.

* Music/TheMamasAndThePapas, "Monday Monday:"
-->''Every other day, (every other day)\\
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah\\
But whenever Monday comes (But whenever Monday comes)\\
You can find me crying all of the time''
* The opening lines of "Friday on My Mind" by Music/TheEasybeats:
-->''Monday morning feels so bad\\
Everybody seems to nag me.''
* "Manic Monday" by Music/TheBangles
* As mentioned in the Real Life section, "I Don't Like Mondays" by the Boomtown Rats.
* Music/{{Carpenters}}, "Rainy Days and Mondays"
* Devo Spice has a song called [[http://thefump.com/fump.php?id=1311 "I Hate Mondays."]]
* "It Sure Is Monday" by Mark Chesnutt. The narrator partied hard all weekend, but now it's Monday and he's paying a high price for it.

* In ''Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', Arthur concludes that it must be Thursday because "I never got the hang of Thurdays".
* In a bit on ''Radio/WaitWaitDontTellMe'' riffing on the report that al-Qaeda had office interns, one of the panelists said "We hate America ... but we also hate Mondays."

* Recurs in Stone's PrivateEyeMonologue in ''Theatre/CityOfAngels'':
-->"Monday. What other day works so hard at reminding you not to get your hopes up 'cause it's gonna be coming around again real soon?"\\
"If there really is someplace called Hell, the calendar's nothing but Mondays."

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The ''Garfield'' example is [[ShoutOut referenced]] in ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', where the "Potion of the Field Gar" gives you bonus adventures for eating [[TrademarkFavoriteFood lasagna]] -- except on Mondays.
* In ''Videogame/{{Portal 2}}'', there's an office where you can pick up a couple of coffee mugs. One mug has "I hate Mondays" on it.
* Francis in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' hates Mondays, among other things, but he will tolerate the day if it's Lasagna Mondays.
* In a twist of HolidayMode, creating a new character on a Monday in ''VideoGame/AncientDomainsOfMystery'' results in them "feeling exhausted" and starting with less than their max HP. In rare circumstances this can even outright kill them.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/ChannelAte'' believes a sound beating is better than Mondays.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Kurami}}'', Zane the cat hates occasionally seen expressing his dislike of Mondays as a reference to ''Garfield''.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Wrestling/TheIronSheik peppers his Twitter feed with multiple "FUCK THE MONDAY" posts [[RunningGag every week]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** Leela's former boss returns a poster to her (a monkey captioned with "I hate Mondays").
--->'''Leela's Old Boss:''' I also kept your poster showing your dislike of Mondays!\\
'''Leela:''' Monday Monkey lives for the weekend, sir.
** When Fry accidentally gets her career chip, said former boss asks if he hates Mondays. He says no, and the boss replies that he'll have to redecorate his entire office.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'': In "The Joy" Gumball and Darwin wake up in a bad mood because it's Monday. In an inversion, [[SadistTeacher Miss Simian]] loves Monday because it's when kids are the most miserable.
* ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'': In "Monday Misery", Garfield's hatred of Mondays gets to the point where he mails himself to Samoa in an attempt to avoid Monday. Unfortunately, thanks to crossing the International Date Line, Garfield arrives in Samoa to find [[HereWeGoAgain it's still Monday]].

[[folder:Real Life]]
* As [[http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4472389 reported on NPR,]] "In 1979, Brenda Spencer opened fire with a rifle at the Grover Cleveland Elementary School in San Diego, Calif., killing two adults and injuring nine children. She later explained her actions with the statement, 'I don't like Mondays.'" This was the subject of a song by the Boomtown Rats, "I Don't Like Mondays".