Clean-up/rework: Everythings Better With Bob

Deadlock Clock: 15th Apr 2012 11:59:00 PM
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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).
2 nrjxll16th Oct 2011 01:20:29 PM , Relationship Status: Not war
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.
[up]No objections. Kill Them with Fire.

edited 16th Oct '11 1:27:40 PM by Insignificant

6 shimaspawn3rd Jan 2012 09:55:56 PM from Here and Now , Relationship Status: In your bunk
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
Yes, that is a problem.

Urban Dictionary defines Bob as "The first name that comes to mind when people are trying to think of names." And I think that's a thing. But that shouldn't give us a list of everyone in fiction who is named Bob.
Rhymes with "Protracted."
8 SeptimusHeap23rd Feb 2012 11:27:53 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Bump. Can this be closed?
No, we still need to remove 90% of the examples as set criteria for future entries.
Honestly, I'd be fine deleting all the wicks and cutting this. There's a trope somewhere out there about the name "Bob", but this isn't it, and it wouldn't be named "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.
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Yeah, this should probably be cut and be re-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

Bump for votes.
16 ccoa23rd May 2012 08:13:57 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Bumping again for votes.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
17 Willbyr29th May 2012 06:03:29 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
This is ready to call for the cut and rebuild.
18 ccoa13th Jul 2012 08:04:39 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
There is consensus to act here: please cut and send back to YKTTW.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
19 ccoa31st Aug 2012 12:03:38 PM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Last bump. Is anyone going to do this, or should this be closed?
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
There's a YKTTW now. We can cut this.
Can someone lock this?
22 JMQwilleran20th Oct 2012 07:19:25 PM from Dayton, Ohio , Relationship Status: Singularity
Deleted trope; please send to the morgue.
The YKTTW should be launched before we morgue this.
Routerie's previous post contains the link to the required YKTTW.
25 Twentington23rd Nov 2012 08:04:42 PM from Somewhere , Relationship Status: Desperate
Should we be removing redlinks to this? What else needs to be done?
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Page Action: Everythings Better With Bob
12th Apr '12 6:02:40 AM
What would be the best way to fix the page?
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