Ambiguous Name (titles crowner 3/8/14): Forgotten Birthday get usage counts
edited 12th Jul '13 12:12:55 PM by KarjamP
- This Trope: People pretend to forget about a birthday/anniversary to hide the Surprise Party celebrating said event.
- The other Trope: People actually did forget about a birthday/anniversary leaving a character to feel miserable. Or angry.
edited 22nd Jun '13 8:22:01 AM by DonaldthePotholer
edited 22nd Jun '13 8:23:53 AM by DonaldthePotholer
- Archer: Unclear; claims it's a Deconstruction but offers no details.
- Community: Downplays the "forgotten" Trope for one character (21 instead of 20), Implies it for another.
- Drama Drama Duck: Under Break the Cutie; this is definitely a Subversion as well as a partial Deconstruction.
- God, the Devil and Bob: "Purposefully forgotten with no party intended" based on the description.
- I Love Lucy: Inversion of the actual Trope:
- Johnny Test: Description mentions the Setup common to both Tropes, so technically Unclear.note
- Lalaloopsy: Unclear, description text falls more under One-Person Birthday Party.
- Mr. Sunshine: Both Tropes:
- Para Pencari Tuhan: Unclear
- Rock Lee's Springtime of Youth: Honestly forgotten, but made up for later. (Kind of inbetween)
- Sgt. Frog: Plays with the correct Trope.
- Strawberry Shortcake: Correct Trope
- The Backyardigans: Unclear. Another example citing the setup, but not the resolution.
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: Another example that doesn't mention it, though IIRC, it falls under "Honestly Forgotten". The fact that it's The Eeyore makes a planned "Surprise Party" less likely.
And, as it's a Spin-Off:
- The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: Runs the whole gammit in one episode: Rabbit thinks that the correct Trope is in play. He then gets depressed when he finds out it's not, leading to him thinking it's the other Trope, when in reality, Pooh just messed up the calendar, i.e. it wasn't Rabbit's Birthday at all!
- The Steve Harvey Show: Neither Trope; it's more like Upstaged Birthday. (In this case, one of his hosts was pregnant and another was proposed to. So they honestly remembered, and it's not a surprise, but the other things they were celebrating were, at least to the Birthday Boy.)
- Tower of Terror: Correct, with the delay Up to Eleven.
- Wings: The Correct Trope is Invoked with Hilarious Results.
- Game Grumps: Neither Trope. Not even close.
- The Amazing Spider-Man: "Honestly Forgotten". With disasterous results.
- Echo Chamber: BOTH Tropes under discussion are Referenced as "Forgotten Birthday". (Specific Episode is Season 2, Episode 6; time mark of the reference is at 1:39.) Also, the Episode itself plays out like "Honestly Forgot", but I, for one, am unsure whether Tom (In Character) was planning something or not. Plus, the Laconic for that episode heavily implies the "merely Forgot" one.
- Correct: 6 (30%)
- Seeming Inversion: 1 (5%)
- Combined with "Just Plain Forgot": 1 (5%) (Not Counting EC)
- Just Plain Forgot by itself: 5 (25%)
- Just Plain Unclear: 3 (15%)
- Setup but Unclear Resolution: 2 (10%)
- Neither Trope: 2 (10%)
- Total Correct Usage: 40%
- Total Incorrect Usage: 40%
- Overlapping: 5%.
- Unclear: 25%
edited 22nd Jun '13 10:18:40 AM by DonaldthePotholer
Alternative Titles: Forgotten Birthday
24th Dec '13 4:34:59 AM