• 0 Dec 7th, 2017 at 9:09AM
    I've seen this on The Simpsons and I'm sure it crops up elsewhere but I don't know if it makes a trope; I guess it would be a subset of Attention Deficit Ooh Shiny. General idea; someone is in the middle of writing something, gets distracted, and ends up writing about the thing that distracted them instead. I recall it twice on The Simpsons. Once, Milhouse was signing Bart's leg cast while trying to find an excuse to go swimming instead of keeping him company and signed it "Mil Pool", and the second time was when Homer asked Marge a question while she was writing to Jay Sherman and she ended up writing "marge is this a pimple or a boil" in the letter. Reply