- Straight: After telling Alice to "Hit the road", Alice goes out and punches the road.
- Exaggerated: Telling Alice to go to hell will cause the gates to hell to open, and a giant black hand will spring from it, pulling her in.
- Downplayed: After telling Alice "throw that away" she tosses something at a trash can instead of putting it in.
- Alice is a robot, and her AI is not programmed with figures of speech.
- Alice is The Ditz.
- Alice is an alien.
- Alice tells Bob to go punch the road, and Bob just leaves.
- Alice tells Bob to hit the road, and the road hits Bob.
- Bob tries to tell Alice that cats and dogs are literally falling from the sky, and she acts as if it were regular rain.
- Alice is metaphorically minded, as in:
- Subverted: Alice is told to hit the road; she looks like she's going to hit it, but she just leaves.
- Double Subverted: However, when she's told to go fly a kite, she does so.
- Parodied: In a short time frame she "hits the road", "goes kite flying", "chases a wild goose", "shoots a fish in a barrel" and "puts an elephant in the living room".
- Zig Zagged: When Alice is asked to "hit the road", she just walks away. When she is asked to "go fly a kite", she buys a kite and flies it. When someone says "Alice could not hit the broad side of a barn", she punches the barn. She, somehow, misses.
- Averted: Despite the cast using many ideas nobody ever takes them literally.
- Enforced: We need people to know Alice is a robot. Let's have her punch roads when asked to hit the road.
- Lampshaded: "Um, OK, but I don't see what I'm accomplishing by doing this..." *punch*
- Invoked: ???
- Exploited: ???
- Defied: Alice downloads a software patch to help her understand figures of speech. note
Bob: "You have got to stop punching roads, Alice."
Alice: "Then stop telling me to."
- Conversed: ???
- Deconstructed: Alice's literal mindedness annoys others, preventing her from socializing with potential friends. This results in her becoming lonely and eventually committing suicide. Not to mention her fist hurts.
- Implied: Alice and Bob are at a bar, and Bob asks for a Dry Martini. Alice stares at the drink in confusion, surprised that it is a liquid.
- Played For Laughs:
Bob: "Well I will be a monkey's uncle."
- Bob and Alice have the next exchange...
Alice: "You should talk to your brother about his taste in women."
- "You crack me up." "Oh my gosh, I'm so sorry."
- Played For Drama: Alice is nearly hit by a car while she is hitting the road.
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