'''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 ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', but with an [[ImprobablyFemaleCast all female cast]], and they work at a supermarket.
* '''Exaggerated''': Andy goes into a five minute talk about how ''Hypothetical Sitcom'' resembles ''Series/{{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 ''Series/{{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 ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' is nothing like ''HS'', [[OverwhelmingException except for a bunch of traits the define]] ''Seinfeld''.
* '''Subverted''': Andy says that ''HS'' is like ''Series/{{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 Series/{{Seinfeld}}, except it's not like Series/{{Seinfeld}} at all."
* '''Zig Zagged''': Some of be descriptions Andy give about the show sound a lot like Series/{{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 ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''.
* '''Enforced''': "Hey, you know what people like? People like ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''! Make it sound like that, but different!"
* '''Lampshaded''': "So, in other words, it's not a lot like ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''?"
* '''Invoked''': Andy is a huge fan of Series/{{Seinfeld}}, he was bound to compare Hypothetical Sitcom to it.
* '''Exploited''': Andy doesn't especially like Brenda, and he knows she likes ''Series/{{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 ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', but...
* '''Discussed''': "So... it's like Series/{{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.
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