Needs Help: Bait And Switch

Deadlock Clock: 20th Nov 2013 11:59:00 PM
Total posts: [9]
1 StarSword11th Oct 2013 07:03:05 PM from somewhere in deep space , Relationship Status: In denial
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The 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.
The title is also much broader than the trope description.

edited 11th Oct '13 10:12:59 PM by NativeJovian

4 SeptimusHeap12th Oct 2013 02:37:32 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
From the description, the term seems to describe tricks. Not necessarily funny ones.
6 AnotherDuck12th Oct 2013 12:44:14 PM from Stockholm , Relationship Status: In season
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

8 Madrugada17th Nov 2013 06:29:22 AM , Relationship Status: In season
Thread has been clocked. Move it or lose it.
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9 Willbyr23rd Nov 2013 08:20:42 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Lost it.
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