I think this one can be saved. We just need to be REALLY CLEAR about what it means, because even I was confused about what this one was about the first time I saw it. It has to be something where Popculture Osmosis leads to people primarily only knowing about "that one scene" in the movie even if they've never seen it. Like, everybody knows about the lady fromTotal Recall without ever having seen it. If we have to, then getting rid of the examples section is fine, but I think this happen often enough that it deserves a description here.
How about for the title: "Everyone remembers the Fanservice"?
Also, the definition should be narrowed to "Fanservice is the most memorable thing about the work, but it was unintentional, and clouds the work's intended most memorable thing" If Fanservice was intended to be the memorable thing, it shouldn't be an example of this trope
This matches the page's current use better than its current title. Right now, the page (and Signature Scene) is about the scene that people associate with the film, regardless of whether they actually saw the film.
Renaming that way may create a more accurate title, but it will appear even more of an invitation for people to misuse it for "fanservice that I remember. Also, we no longer collect examples of Crowning Moment of Awesome, the name's now a redirect for Awesome Moments.
Oh, that is good. I hadn't seen Signature Scene before, but Signature Scene is clearly what this trope is meant to be.
A plausible subtrope of Signature Scene would be something like Signature Sexy Scene, which is any scene involving sexy material. We could turn the current page into that, by removing all the examples that are merely "some scene that some troper found sexy".
I know those two are not identical, but it's fair enough to merge here, especially since the distinction is YMMV anyway. For instance, Wild Things is the former, since people forget there's actually a pretty fun twisty murder mystery after the boobs. But Total Recall is probably the latter, since it is known for some other Ahnold-isms and scenes aside from just the triple-breasted whore of Mars.
Regardless of the result, I think the trope should be specified as such: The most remembered thing did not intended to be that way. If fanservice is intended to be the most memorable thing, than it's not this trope. All porn and Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Edition both don't count.
OTOH it would feel weird to not include Basic Instinct, one of the (if not the) most triumphant examples (and very calculated), but OTOH that would open the door to works which are simply fanservice with excuse plot (and obvious about their priorities).
And OTOH again it's going to be a small hell trying to tell apart creator motivations. That way lies madness.
Alternative Titles: Everybody Remembers The Stripper
10th May '12 10:34:27 AM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the title will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative titles.