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Playing With: Drunken Song
Basic Trope: A song sung to show someone is drunk.
  • Straight: Bob is drunk. He sings a Drunken Song.
  • Exaggerated: Bob is so drunk that he tries to sing something, but its so slurred we can't understand a word he is saying.
  • Downplayed: Bob is a little tipsy, and quietly hums the tune "Nellie Dean."
  • Justified: Bob feels a deep emotional attachment to his Tear Jerker of a song, and sings it out of sentimentality when he's drunk.
  • Inverted: Bob is sober, and refuses to sing a Drunken Song with his inebriated friends.
  • Subverted: Bob is drunk, and his favorite song comes on, but he doesn't sing.
  • Double Subverted: Until his favorite part of the song.
  • Parodied: Bob's Drunken Song is an elaborate musical number complete with dancers and full orchestra.
  • Zig Zagged: Bob is so drunk that when he tries to tell his friends something, it sounds like he's trying to sing.
  • Averted: Bob doesn't like to sing when he's drunk.
  • Enforced: A record company pays the producers to have Bob sing their song in the next episode. The writers have him do it drunk.
  • Lampshaded: "Does everyone have to sing that song when they're drunk?"
  • Invoked: Bob is sober, but he sings a Drunken Song to try to get all the drunks in the bar to sing it.
  • Exploited: Bob then records the entire bar singing their drunk song and posts it on YouTube.
  • Defied: Bob's friends keep him sober for fear he'll sing that song, again.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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