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
    • It's a Gross-Out Show with poop and pee in it.
  • 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:
    • Everyone suffers from constipation. note 
    • Nobody excretes any kind of waste, not even so much as carbon dioxide.
    • Since nobody poops, nobody knows what poop is or what toilets are for.
    • In a World without toilets, one man must suddenly confront a Potty Emergency.
  • 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 drink a potion that makes them not need to use toilets.
  • 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 we ever stop for a bathroom break?" "We just never seem to need to."
  • Conversed: "How come people on TV don't use the bathroom?" "They must do it off screen."
  • Deconstructed: Not pooping or peeing 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 Hero dies because he never used the toilet.

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