Playing With / Dissimile

Basic Trope: A simile is used, but is then subverted when the speaker says it's nothing like what it's being compared to.
  • Straight: Andy says that Hypothetical Sitcom is like Seinfeld, but with an all female cast, and they work at a supermarket.
  • Exaggerated: Andy goes into a five minute talk about how Hypothetical Sitcom resembles Seinfeld, and the takes every single example he used and changes it.
  • Downplayed: Andy says HS is like Other Hypothetical Sitcom, but the main character's pet is a cat instead of a dog.
  • Justified:
    • Andy wanted to give Brenda a good idea of what HS was about, but also how it was different.
    • Andy had always considered Hypothetical Sitcom to be like Seinfeld, but it's only when he actually studies each show closely that he finds they're really not alike. It just happens so that he's doing this studying while describing it out loud.
  • Inverted: Andy says that Seinfeld is nothing like HS, except for a bunch of traits the define Seinfeld.
  • Subverted: Andy says that HS is like Seinfeld and stops.
  • Double Subverted: ...Before adding on how it's with women in a supermarket.
  • Parodied:
    Andy: "Dude, you gotta check out this new show, Hypothetical Sitcom. It's like Seinfeld, except it's not like Seinfeld at all."
  • Zig Zagged: Some of be descriptions Andy give about the show sound a lot like Seinfeld, and others don't.
  • Averted: Andy says that HS is a show about women working in a small town supermarket with no mention to Seinfeld.
  • Enforced: "Hey, you know what people like? People like Seinfeld! Make it sound like that, but different!"
  • Lampshaded: "So, in other words, it's not a lot like Seinfeld?"
  • Invoked: Andy is a huge fan of Seinfeld, he was bound to compare Hypothetical Sitcom to it.
  • Exploited: Andy doesn't especially like Brenda, and he knows she likes Seinfeld, so she sets up her expectations by comparing it to it and then waiting for the disappointment.
  • Defied: Brenda stops Andy from talking about how it's like Seinfeld, but...
  • Discussed: "So... it's like Seinfeld, except not?"
  • Conversed: "Why does Alice keep saying how 'Hypothetical Show-Within-A-Show' is like 'Other-In-Show', but blabbity-blah-blah? It's stupid, in my opinion."

Back to Dissimile, which is like driving to your home, but you're on the internet instead of a road, and you're going to a webpage instead of a house.