Playing With: Ambulance Cut
: A character does something dangerous, but rather than explicitly show it, we Gilligan Cut
to an ambulance racing down the street
- Straight: Bob asks Alice, "What could possibly go wrong?" Next scene or panel is an ambulance with lights and sirens on.
- The next panel shows paramedics working frantically inside of the ambulance to keep Bob in stable condition.
- Rather than an ambulance, the next scene or panel shows a hearse.
- Downplayed: We see Bob injure himself and cry out "call an ambulance!" Cut to the ambulance parked outside the house as an EMT checks Bob over.
- Justified: Bob is doing/has done something so dangerous that a visit by the EMTs is necessary.
- The ambulance rushes by, then Bob suggests doing something stupid.
- An ambulance driver does something stupid, cut to Bob running to rescue them.
- Subverted: The ambulance drives straight past, and the camera pans to Bob, who's just finishing up the job having done nothing wrong at all.
- Double Subverted: Until his handiwork suddenly and inexplicably bursts into flames, and we cut to a fire engine.
- First Bob's attempt at making cereal goes Horribly Wrong. Cut to the ambulance racing down the road, and getting into a crash. Cut to a motorcade of ambulances rushing to deal with all the crash victims.
- After ambulance, cut back to Bob. "Where the hell's that ambulance?" Cut to tow truck.
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Averted: We see Bob get injured and the ambulance doesn't come for him.
- Enforced: Rule of Funny
- Lampshaded: "Wait, Bob. Before you start your latest project, let me get the ambulance on the line."
- Invoked: ???
- Exploited: Evil Alex injures Bob so the ambulances will rush and drive over his landmines.
- Defied: The paramedics have been taking Bob to the hospital so many times, they just don't bother coming anymore.
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
- Implied: Bob is mentioned taking up woodcarving at the beginning of the episode. Halfway through the episode an ambulance races down towards his street during another event.
- Played For Drama: The abrupt-cut works as a Gory Discretion Shot, because Bob's accident was so horrifying and disastrous, that most people would not have the stomach to tolerate it; and his injuries are so serious and there's slim chance that he may survive.
What could possibly go wrong with linking? *Cue ambulance sirens* Ouch lets just head back to Ambulance Cut