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.
- Take Our Word for It: Something weird appears in the studio. Cecil refuses to give any specific information about it, because it's so weird that he couldn't possibly understand anything about it, besides that it's something, and is weird.
- Worst News Judgment Ever: Cecil really drops the ball on this one. He focuses on the sudden appearance of the titular blinking light, neglecting to mention that the mountain itself wasn't there before, nor was the floodplain under the mountain, nor was the approaching army on the floodplain.
"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."