: A parent creature followed by babies.
- Straight: A mother duck crosses the road with 5 ducklings trailing behind her.
- Exaggerated: The duck has 50 ducklings trailing behind her.
- Downplayed: Just one duckling, and she has to catch its attention to keep it from wandering away.
- Justified: The ducklings imprint on their mother, so she can protect them and better teach them how to be, well, ducks.
- Inverted: The ducklings walk ahead of the mother duck.
- Subverted: The duck appears and crosses the street by herself.
- Double Subverted: But then several ducklings cross the street when she calls to them.
- Zig Zagged: ???
- The duck has no babies.
- The duck crossing the street is...a drake.
- Enforced: Shown Their Work
- Lampshaded: ???
- Invoked: The ducklings hatch and imprint on their mother.
- Exploited: ???
- Defied: The mother duck never leaves the nest.
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
- Played For Laughs: A group of four ducks wearing distinctive wigs do the famous Abbey Road Crossing scene. Bonus Points if they start performing atop a roof-top after that.
- Played For Drama: Someone runs over the ducks because they're too impatient and uncaring.
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