A couple of issues:
1) Is this really a trope? Trivia, maybe?
2) The name. It's a preexisting term describing something not remotely like what the term is supposed to be applied to. (Try playing Guess The Trope with it.)
A "baker's dozen" is 13 of something. Anything. Supposedly dating back to the Middle Ages, and a particular town or area when there were strict rules about how much bread could be sold for, and a baker that sold short weight could be fined heavily. Allegedly, bakers there got in the habit of giving 13 small loaves for a dozen to make sure that they didn't sell short weight even accidentally. There's some question about the legitimacy of this etymology, but that's what the term means — getting 13 for the cost of a dozen.
So, the only relationship between the name and the subject of the page is that the extra content is in the form of a thirteenth episode.
I agree that it's most often trivia, and that the name is poor.
edited 26th Nov '13 4:03:16 AM by Madrugada
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Clocking. Let's try to have a new podt within a month.
I think that renaming this to Bonus Episode is a very good idea — there's nothing specific to 13 episodes in the trope, it's just a common number.
No objection here, bonus episode is much more clear about what this is, plus Baker's Dozen could conceivably be a broader trope about receiving extra goods for the price of what you paid for x amount(though I think it would be People Sit on Chairs, but hey, you COULD make the argument!)
About it being trivia...yeah I could see the argument there. I'll whip up a single prop crowner for it
Edit: Crowner here
Actually, now that I think about it, switching the name with the redirect also came up. Is that legit to add to the crowner as a non-mutually exclusive option, just to gauge, or is that a separate matter?
The system doesn't know you right now, so no post button for you. You need to Get Known to get one of those.
Alternative Titles: Bakers Dozen
4th Mar '14 9:51:53 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.
Since there is a pretty strong consensus to rename this trope, Here are some proposed renames