'''Basic Trope''': The [[HeroesGoneFishing heroes]] (or sometimes the [[VillainsOutShopping villains]] or even [[GoKartingWithBowser both]]) spend the episode at the beach.
* '''Straight''': Bob and his TrueCompanions go to the beach.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** The entire show takes place at a beach.
* '''Downplayed''': Bob and his TrueCompanions go to the beach for one scene.
* '''Justified''':
** The show is about lifeguards and ''every'' episode is a beach episode.
** The characters like to go to the beach.
* '''Inverted''':
** The cast goes further inland for a Pool Episode or a HotSpringsEpisode.
** For a complete inversion, the cast goes further inland into a cold climate that requires them to switch into winter clothing.
** [[RuleOfThree For an even more complete inversion]], the cast goes to outer space to fix the outer part of a satellite and wear space suits the whole episode.
** Characters of a show that normally takes place at the beach go elsewhere for an episode.
** The characters get living sand in their throats [[{{Squick}} and the sand is feeling like it's having fun]].
* '''Subverted''':
** The cast gets rained out at the beach. They spend the rest of the episode elsewhere.
* '''Double Subverted''':
** The rain clears up within a few minutes, and the beach fun begins.
** The gang decides to ignore the rain [[SexySoakedShirt and enjoy the beach regardless]].
* '''Parodied''':
** The only people on the beach wearing revealing swimsuits are [[{{Squick}} very old]] [[FanDisservice people]].
** The characters are at the beach, but need to do something serious, and Bob, TheLeader has to deal with Alice who wants to build sandcastles, Carol who wants to look at marine flora and fauna, Dave who wants to do {{beachcombing}}, Ethan who wants to go for a swim, [[AllWomenAreLustful Freda]] who is lusting over men in swimsuits, [[AllMenArePerverts Gary]] who is lusting over women in swimsuits, [[BigEater Harriet]] who is interested in the snacks that people are selling at the beach, and Ida who wants to play volleyball. He keeps reminding them "we're not here to have fun".
* '''Zig Zagged''': There is more than one beach episode in the series, and some of them, they get rained out at the beach.
* '''Averted''': The cast never goes to the beach.
* '''Enforced''':
** The episode was made as straight-up {{fanservice}}.
** Alternatively, the authors wanted to give the audience [[BreatherEpisode some time to relax]] in between arcs.
** The writers want some sort of competition to make a character win a prize and decide on a sand castle building one.
* '''Lampshaded''': "Remember folks, the whole gang's going to be at the beach tomorrow."
* '''Invoked''':
** [[AllWomenAreLustful The female characters deliberately organize a beach trip so they can wear revealing swimsuits in order to appeal to the opposite sex.]]
** [[AllMenArePerverts The men also helped organize it for that exact reason.]]
** "[[BreatherEpisode Enough saving the world for a while. It's time for a beach break!]]"
** "I'm bored. Let's go to the beach."
** "Let's go to the beach to [[IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow spot some interesting marine life]]."
* '''Exploited''': [[BigBad Emperor Evulz]] uses their day at the beach to fast forward his plans while they are at the beach.
* '''Defied''':
** All the characters hate the beach.
** One of the female characters is a WholesomeCrossdresser or is pulling a SweetPollyOliver. Either way, she refuses to wear a swimsuit because it would reveal her gender.
** Bob refuses to go to the beach, on the grounds that the water is too cold, the sand gets everywhere, and he ''hates'' putting on sunscreen.
* '''Discussed''': "[[AllMenArePerverts Dude, check out Alice and Carol in their bikinis! I am so glad we came to the beach!]]"
* '''Conversed''': "Oh look, they're going to the beach this episode!"
* '''Deconstructed''': While the cast is off having some fun, some [[FromBadToWorse really bad]] [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt stuff]] [[OhCrap happens]], such as [[BigBad Emperor Evulz]] setting his [[TakeOverTheWorld world domination plan]] in motion.
* '''Reconstructed''': Fortunately, [[BusmansHoliday Bob and his True Companions happen to be right there when it happens.]]
* '''Played For Laughs''': [[AllWomenAreLustful The female cast members secretly arrange a contest to see who can keep the guys' attention longer]] -- while the guys have their own secret contest to see who can act the [[ChasteHero least perverted]] for the longest. The girls spend the whole episode taking increasingly desperate measures to [[{{Fanservice}} get the boys' attention]], who in turn [[NotDistractedByTheSexy refuse to acknowledge a thing]].
* '''Played For Drama''': When Bob and his TrueCompanions go to the beach, ShrinkingViolet Marianne suffers from ACupAngst and weight issues, becomes very depressed while at the beach, watching so many of the other girls in the group wearing revealing outfits and appealing to men. She becomes so unhappy that she drives off in tears and refuses to return to the beach, resulting in a disconnect between her and the rest of the group. Which is bad, because Marianne is one of the most important members.
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