: The easiest way to know what a store sells is by looking at the appearance of it.
- Straight: A pizza restaurant has a billboard shaped like a giant pizza.
- A convenience store has pictures of everything they sell painted on the walls and sculpted on the billboard. They even have statues of groceries.
- The entire pizza restaurant is shaped like pizza.
- Downplayed: A bakery has a small board with the picture of a loaf of bread on it.
- The owners wanted to attract the customers.
- The clientèle is mostly illiterate.
- Inverted: A fast food restaurant has the interior and exterior decoration that made it seemed like it was a cafe.
- The owners planned to make a billboard of what they sell, but they decided it would cost too much money, and it would be cheaper to send brochures.
- The building resembles a product that isn't offered there.
- Double Subverted:
- Then again, they did have more than enough money to send brochures and make a billboard.
- But later, they start selling the item the building resembles due to popular demand.
- Parodied: A running gag has everything shaped like what it sells. This results in incredibly impractical buildings like a needle shaped sewing store that is only two feet wide and sixty feet deep.
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Averted: The store isn't shaped like what it sells at all, just a regular building.
- Enforced: Viewers Are Morons / People Sit on Chairs / Captain Obvious.
- Lampshaded: "Why don't we go to Pizza Shack?" "The place with a giant pizza on top of it?" "Yes, that's it."
- Invoked: See "Justified".
- Exploited: Because of the billboard, the owners had more income from the incoming costumers.
- Defied: The owners refused to renovate their building.
- Discussed: "Why do we always seem to find a place, any place shaped like anything they sell every five kilometers?"
- Conversed: "That restaurant Alice is going to sure looks like a pizza. It must be a pizza restaurant!"
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