I think Bob as an inherently funny name could pass as a trope, it's been very much lampshaded over the years and used in comedies. However, that's not what this trope seems to be being used as. Rather, this trope seems to be being used as "Some People Are Called Bob". I'd advise using a chainsaw to any X Just X examples and cleaning up the Real Life section (which will probably end up being completely empty as a result).
I'm almost certain that this was meant as Bob Is A Funny Name, but it's certainly undergone some Trope Decay since then. Given the typical problems of Everything's Better With X tropes, it might not be a bad idea to think about a rename.
This definitely needs a rename. Aside from there being too many "Everything's Better With X" tropes, this one doesn't even fit the pattern.
edited 16th Oct '11 1:23:19 PM by Insignificant
Anyone object to me chainsawing the X Just X stuff? The X Just X stuff is pretty much the bulk of the decay anyway.
No objections. Kill Them with Fire.
edited 16th Oct '11 1:27:40 PM by Insignificant
This one is still just a listing of people named Bob.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. -Philip K. Dick
Rhymes with "Protracted."
A Wizard boyBump. Can this be closed?
No, we still need to remove 90% of the examples as set criteria for future entries.
Everythings Better With Bob" anyway. We'd have to scrap the name, the examples, and the description, which would leave us starting from scratch. I mean, is there anything here to salvage? Like, if someone's really interested, they could re-YKTTW the tropable version and make this page into a redirect, but if that's not happening, I don't see much reason to keep it around if nobody's going to volunteer to do that. (I'm certainly not.)
edited 23rd Feb '12 12:41:33 PM by troacctid
Rhymes with "Protracted."
I'm for deleting, and creating new Bob-related tropes as the material suggests itself.
Ecce Homo SuperiorI agree.
(it's David Bowie)
YKTTW, like previously suggested. People just slap on an example whenever someone is named Bob. The trope's definition is that bob is a funny name. It's not played for laugh with Sideshow bob or Bob Parr, to name a few examples that shouldn't be listed.
edited 12th Mar '12 12:45:19 PM by ShinyRaikou
Ravenous SophovoreBumping again for votes.
Ravenous SophovoreThere is consensus to act here: please cut and send back to YKTTW.
Ravenous SophovoreLast bump. Is anyone going to do this, or should this be closed?
There's a YKTTW now. We can cut this.
zzz...Can someone lock this?
Deleted trope; please send to the morgue.
Routerie's previous post contains the link to the required YKTTW.
Mustelidae = awesomeShould we be removing redlinks to this? What else needs to be done?
Windmill, windmill for the land / Is everybody in?
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