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02:28:22 PM Jan 18th 2017
"Let me get this straight, you think that your client - one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in the world - is secretly a vigilante who spends his nights beating criminals to a pulp with his bare hands. And your plan is to blackmail this person?"

For those who don't recognise the quote, it's Lucius Fox in The Dark Knight.

What I'm wondering if is this would generally be considered an example. When I first heard it I assumed he was going down the old "Bruce Wayne is too rich and famous to be Batman" root, but obviously he ends up somewhere quite different. Did other people see this as a kind of bait and switch?
01:44:15 PM Feb 15th 2016
I'm testing stuff.
12:35:53 PM Feb 11th 2016
I'd like to propose an alternate title for this trope—-not necessarily a name change, but an alternate title that'd redirect to the same page as Bait And Switch:

Shtick Shift

It just sounds funny, and it's to-the-point for a joke that suddenly shifts when you were expecting it to go in a particular direction.
04:44:35 PM Jan 31st 2015
edited by eatmorepies
Shouldn't the Aerosmith/dentist appointment part in Real Life be in Advertising?
02:10:16 AM Feb 1st 2015
Yes, although the first sentences should probably be rewritten a bit.
12:09:39 PM Apr 24th 2014
Is there a dramatic version of this trope? We think e.g a bullet went through a kettle so no one died but a few moments later we see it also went through someone's head
11:06:34 AM Jul 7th 2013
Okay, I came to this page, and I might want to suggest some of the listed sources here to get their own subpages. Because really, the list of examples from The Simpsons is so long, it's clearly clutter.
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