- Straight: In the children's film The Bunnies and the Golden Carrot, the main characters Bertrand and Bonnie meet a cute mouse family. They make friends and spend some of the film together. The mice are last seen trying to escape from a mean cat. We never get to know if they manage to escape.
- The mouse family gets almost as much screen time as the main characters, but we still don't get to know what happened to them.
- No loose ends are tied.
- Downplayed: The mouse family only appears in one scene.
- Justified: Bertrand and Bonnie get Easy Amnesia at some time after leaving the mice. Of course they don't remember them.
- Subverted: The Stinger shows the mice somehow defeating the cat.
- Double Subverted: Then an angry dog appears behind them...
Bonnie: What do you think happened to the mice?
Bertrand: The mice?
Bonnie: Don't you remember the mice?
Bertrand: What mice?
Bonnie: (long, completely accurate description of the mice)
Bertrand: No, I don't remember.
Bonnie: I don't either.
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Averted: In the end, the mice visit Bonnie, implying that they did escape.
- Enforced: The creators somehow forgot about the mice.
- Lampshaded: "I sure wonder what happened to the mice, Bonnie."
- Invoked: ???
- Exploited: ???
- Defied: Bonnie asks Bertrand if he thinks the mice are okay. He's in doubt, so they agree to visit the mice, who turn out to be okay.
- Discussed: "I hope they don't forget about us in the end!"
- Conversed: "So the Golden Carrot was found, but what happened to the mice?"
- Plotted A Good Waste: This unresolved plot point becomes the plot of a sequel, The Bunnies and the Golden Carrot 2: The Killer Katz
Is that the end? But what happened to the main page?