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Playing With: Backseat Driver
Basic Trope: Alice gives advice or orders to Bob while he drives.
  • Straight: The advice or orders are unwanted or unneeded, and actually interfere with Bob's driving.
  • Exaggerated: Alice utters one syllable and Bob swerves and crashes.
  • Downplayed: Alice isn't too much of a distraction, or her advice is background noise at worst.
  • Justified: Bob is young or otherwise new to driving, or is a dangerous driver, and Alice is just trying to help.
  • Inverted: Bob gives Alice advice while he's driving.
  • Subverted: Bob actually listens to Alice's advice and doesn't complain.
  • Double Subverted: Alice's advice is dangerous, illegal, or too much of a distraction to help.
  • Parodied: The steering wheel and controls are literally in the backseat.
  • Zig Zagged: Alice sometimes gives advice, sometimes not.
  • Averted: Alice doesn't talk about Bob's driving or offer advice.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "Okay, great! If you're the driving expert, how about you come up here and drive this @$%# car?"
  • Invoked: Bob asks Alice to give him advice to improve his driving.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Bob rarely drives with a passenger.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: Alice is a distraction at best and abusive at worst, causing Bob to make mistake after mistake.
  • Reconstructed: Alice learns to trust Bob, whose skills improve.

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