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Playing With: Mooning
Basic Trope: A character exposes his (or more rarely her) buttocks, often as a show of contempt or as a joke.
  • Straight: Bob exposes his buttocks in front of a large crowd.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Bob exposes his buttocks and becomes an international sensation thanks to the Internet.
    • Several characters participate in a "mass mooning."
  • Downplayed: Plumber's Crack
  • Justified:
    • Bob disagrees with the victim(s) of his mooning, and does this to show contempt for them or their viewpoint.
    • Bob is trying to be funny.
    • Bob is trying to show off his assets.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted:
    • Bob is in an argument or fight with Charles, and remembers his pastor telling him about Turn the Other Cheek.
    • Bob didn't do it on purpose; he was wearing a kilt on a windy day.
  • Double Subverted: Bob takes it a bit too literally and ends up presenting his...rebuttal.
  • Parodied:
    • Bob moons an authority figure, who ends up joining him.
    • Bob gets an Ass Shove from his victim(s)
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Bob does not expose his buttocks.
  • Enforced: Rule of Funny
  • Lampshaded:
    • "Here's the biggest moon of Uranus!
    • "I'd like to present my rebuttal" —> cue the sound of trousers dropping
    • "I'm not mooning! I'm turning the other cheek!"
  • Invoked: Bob is in a Cavemen Versus Astronauts Debate
  • Exploited: One of the people Bob is mooning, or a friend who's sick of his shenanigans, applies a Literal Ass Kicking.
  • Defied: Someone challenges Bob to pull this stunt, but he sternly refuses because it'd be crude and tasteless according to his personal standards.
  • Discussed: "I still can't believe Bob mooned The Pope!"
  • Conversed: "Can't Bob think of any other, more mature and intelligent way of expressing himself?!"

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