10:56:48 AM Jul 30th 2010
re:Cut The hell there isn't enough uniqueness in this trope. It tends to associate itself with a certain sort of character, uses a particular comical image (the big frilly petticoat) and adds a completely different tone. You don't find The A-Team in a big dress trying to slow his descent while singing a song and you don't find action adventure horn music and plane explosions in Alice in Wonderland.
12:01:55 PM Jul 30th 2010
I agree. This is a clear trope on its own. Also, having that happen in Alice is a funny as hell image.
04:38:01 PM Jul 30th 2010
I removed it from being a subtrope of Improvised Parachute, as it's not always deliberate.