Tropes present in A Blinking Light Up On The Mountain include:
- "Shaggy Dog" Story: The approaching army is only stopping in Night Vale on their way to attack someone else.
- Worst News Judgment Ever: Cecil really drops the ball on this one.
"Today's proverb: Throw your hands in the air. Now your arms. Keep detaching limbs and throwing them in the air. Hopefully, the birds will be sated and leave."