Playing With / Banana Peel

Basic Trope: Stepping on a banana peel will result in the character slipping.
  • Straight: Bob slips on a banana peel.
  • Exaggerated: Stepping on a banana peel sends Bob into a Slippery Skid that ends with a painful crash.
  • Downplayed: Bob steps on a banana peel and slips a bit, but manages to regain his balance before falling.
  • Justified: The banana peel is a prank item that has been treated to be extra slippery.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted: Bob is about to step on a banana peel but notices it just in time and avoids slipping.
  • Double Subverted: ...only to slip on something else.
  • Parodied: Banana peels are outlawed because they're dangerous.
  • Zig Zagged: Banana peels vary in power - sometimes they aren't slippery at all, other times they function as makeshift landmines.
  • Averted: Banana peels aren't slippery or aren't slipped on.
  • Enforced: The show has to feature a Public Service Announcement on the dangers of banana peel slipping.
  • Lampshaded: "A banana peel on the floor and someone slips on it? I didn't see that coming."
  • Invoked: Bob eats a banana, considers the peel is meant to be slipped on, then puts it on the ground and steps on it intentionally.
  • Exploited The hero drops a banana peel to slow down mooks in a chase.
  • Defied: "Stop! There's a banana peel right in front of you!"
  • Discussed: Bob eats a banana and talks to himself about how, if he was a character in a comedy/cartoon, he could throw the peel on the ground and wait for someone to slip on it.
  • Conversed: "With all that slipping I'd assume those banana peels were made of soap."
  • Deconstructed:
    • Bob slips on a banana peel. His hip is broken and he must spend a long time in a hospital.
    • Bob slips on a banana peel. He dies.
  • Reconstructed: Bob makes new friends at the hospital and becomes the poster guy of a banana peel awareness campaign.
  • Played For Drama: The book/movie/etc. is about Bob's wife Alice suffering through her husband's death/traumatic injury brought on by a single banana peel.

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