SF-81A Black KnightThe description of Bait and Switch specifically states that it's a comedy trope similar to Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking where you set up one thing and do another. The examples are all over the place. I think the name is the issue and this may need to be disambiguated.
I had trouble distinguishing between this and Subverted Trope. I still do.
Io vs JupiterThe title is also much broader than the trope description.
edited 11th Oct '13 10:12:59 PM by NativeJovian
From the description, the term seems to describe tricks. Not necessarily funny ones.
No, the other one.Basically a subversion that doesn't necessarily involve a trope. So a supertrope to Subversion?
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Well, the current description of Subverted Trope describes it as "playing bait and switch with a trope". So, yeah. I think the problem is that Bait and Switch is a very broad trope with a lot of sub-tropes. The trick is probably to make sure examples get filed under the correct Sub-Trope, rather than the main page. For example, the first paragraph seems to be describing a Bait-and-Switch Comment specifically, and so isn't a good illustration of the broader Bait and Switch trope. Incidentally, it's occurred to me in the past that we could use a Bait And Switch Conversation trope to apply to whole conversations, rather than single lines of dialogue. Some of the current examples could be sub-filed under that.
edited 17th Oct '13 9:04:09 AM by BlueIceTea
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'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
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