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Playing With: Nobody Poops
Basic Trope: Bathroom usage is not dealt with in-story.
  • Straight: During the course of the series, no mention is made of a character using the bathroom.
  • Exaggerated:
  • Downplayed: No mention is made, but bathrooms are clearly marked, extras are seen walking in and out of them, and a main character can be seen with toilet paper.
  • Justified:
    • Bathrooms and related bodily functions are not relevant to the story.
    • The characters are Starfish Aliens or Fair Folk who do not excrete bodily waste as we do.
    • The story covers a short enough time period that no one should need a bathroom break.
  • Inverted:
    • A character is shown explicitly taking a dump mid-story.
    • All characters use the bathroom more often than people do in real life.
    • The show is about using the bathroom.
    • Toilet Humour
  • Subverted:
    • A bathroom is seen
    • Lance walks out of the bathroom with a satisfied look on his face.
  • Double Subverted:
    • But no one is seen using it.
    • But we never saw what he actually did in there; for all we know, he just washed slime off his hands.
    • Or the satisfied look on his face is the result of getting some action in the bathroom with a Love Interest...or himself.
  • Parodied:
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Characters are seen using bathrooms regularly, and it is occasionally a major plot point.
  • Enforced: Let's face it: do we really want to see people doing gross bodily functions that eat up major plot time?
  • Lampshaded: "Why do we have a toilet anyway?"
  • Invoked: The characters all eat oatmeal with peanut butter mixed in... Which is delicious, but is also akin to pouring concrete down one's GI tract, If You Know What I Mean.
  • Exploited: The Big Bad causes all the bathrooms to become unusable for some reason.
  • Defied: A character gets up, grabs the Daily Tribune, and heads to the bathroom.
  • Discussed: "Hey, don't they ever stop for a bathroom break?"
  • Conversed: "Why in the world would you even care about that?"
  • Deconstructed: Not pooping turns out to be a symptom of some sort of disease.
  • Reconstructed: Humanity has evolved past the needs for digestive and urinary systems, and there for, don't have any reason to use bathrooms.
  • Played For Laughs: In a Deconstructive Parody, Potty Failure ensues.
  • Played For Drama: The plot is trying to find the bathroom.

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