So I can't help but notice that a lot of the entries on this page are simply calling out filler episodes. Filler episodes by themselves shouldn't be a BLAM if they don't do anything out of the ordinary for the show just because the plot halts for the duration.
And for that matter, even episodes that alter the usual formula shouldn't in and of themselves be BLA Ms just because they're trying a different format. For example, "The Beach" from Avatar The Last Airbender is on here, despite the fact that it still moves the main plot along, greatly develops the villainous characters motivations and personalities, and DOES get referenced again (several times in fact). And on top of that, the plot with the actual main characters IS relevant to the main plot. It's only qualifying factor is...it shows the villains outside their normal routine. Actually, only one episode in the Avatar entry is pure filler, and even IT got a call out late in the show. There's a lot of entries on the page that read like this too.
Something to keep in mind if this trope is going to get merged.
As I understand it, A Day at the Bizarro doesn't always count as a BLAM Episode, hence why they are separate tropes. The weirdness of A Day at the Bizarro could have an in-universe explanation such as it being a dream, and/or the episode could turn out to have some significance later. BLAM Episodes aren't just weird; they are weird without any explanation. They come and go and are never mentioned again. These are not the same trope, as examples of one can be disqualified from being examples of the other.
I wouldn't take any action unless there's clear evidence of confusion between WHAM episode and BLAM Episode.
I'm no sure an episode is a separate, but some of the examples don't fit, at any rate. In particular, if it's about episodes, it shouldn't have any film examples unless we are talking about a long franchise that has one entry which is wildly different in tone or genre (like Jason X, maybe).
A Day at the Bizarro should be enough to cover weird episodes, surreal or not.BLAM Episodespecifically says that it's not just for episodes that are "strange." It's about episodes that don't make sense within the context and continuity of the rest of the series.
I'm starting to get annoyed by these TRS threads where no one even bothers to read the descriptions of the tropes they're talking about.
Alternative Titles: BLAM Episode
15th May '12 2:11:20 PM
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