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* In ''Literature/TheArchonate'' setting, the Commons, humanity's collective unconscious, is well-stocked with tropes including this one:
-->... a quiet Landscape that consisted of little more than a tiny patch of sand-colored rock, set in an endless ocean and shaded by a single Sincere/Approximate palm tree. No idiomat ever came there, and Bandar had often wondered what role the simple setting could have played in human history.


* Regularly featured in ''Series/TheNewYorker'' cartoons, such as one that has the palm tree replaced by a wind turbine and one castaway saying to another, "I miss the palm tree too, but at least we can have a refrigerator."

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* Regularly featured in ''Series/TheNewYorker'' ''Magazine/TheNewYorker'' cartoons, such as one that has the palm tree replaced by a wind turbine and one castaway saying to another, "I miss the palm tree too, but at least we can have a refrigerator."



* Creator/GahanWilson did a bunch of tragic 'stock cartoons' for the ''Magazine/NationalLampoon'', including a little desert island with a bleached skeleton on it.

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* Creator/GahanWilson did a bunch of tragic 'stock cartoons' for the ''Magazine/NationalLampoon'', ''Film/NationalLampoon'', including a little desert island with a bleached skeleton on it.


* This is the setting for ''[[WesternAnimation/{{W}}''.

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* This is the setting for [[WesternAnimation/{{W}}''.

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* The third series of Series/{{Eyewitness}} features one island like this in its intro; this island itself was the central figure of the titular episode on islands.


A comedic DesertedIsland[[note]]And also, by loose definition, a desert island[[/note]] that is circular with a radius of two metres or so and a single palm, coconut or pineapple tree[[note]]Pineapples don't actually grow on trees, but [[ArtisticLicenseBiology that's a different trope]].[[/note]] in the centre. Usually has a single inhabitant. If there's more than one, they'll either be constantly arguing or one will be slowly driving the other insane in a comedic manner (MeatOVision may also occur). Often features a MessageInABottle. If the stranded are ''really'' unlucky, there will be a [[ThreateningShark pack of sharks]] circling the island.

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A comedic DesertedIsland[[note]]And also, by loose definition, a desert island[[/note]] that is circular with a radius of two metres or so and a single palm, coconut coconut, banana or pineapple tree[[note]]Pineapples and bananas don't actually grow on trees, but [[ArtisticLicenseBiology that's a different trope]].[[/note]] in the centre. Usually has a single inhabitant. If there's more than one, they'll either be constantly arguing or one will be slowly driving the other insane in a comedic manner (MeatOVision may also occur). Often features a MessageInABottle. If the stranded are ''really'' unlucky, there will be a [[ThreateningShark pack of sharks]] circling the island.


** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in [[http://www.condenaststore.com/-sp/Ignore-them-They-re-cartoonists-New-Yorker-Cartoon-Prints_i8479432_.htm this one]].

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** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in [[http://www.condenaststore.com/-sp/Ignore-them-They-re-cartoonists-New-Yorker-Cartoon-Prints_i8479432_.htm [[https://www.art.com/products/p15063918053-sa-i6859321/tom-kleh-ignore-them-they-re-cartoonists-new-yorker-cartoon.htm?sOrig=CAT&sOrigID=704673&dimVals=5420496-704673&ui=11A71AC0C8504D7BB26B8B0E984AC328 this one]].

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* The Spanish variety/sketch show ''¿Pero Esto Que Es?'' featured a regular animated segment called ''Las Vacaciones de Vicky'', starring the show's rabbit mascot Vicky and an anthropomorphic carrot named Zanahorio, who have somehow become stranded on one of these (despite the title, although they do seem to be making the best of it).


* Desert Island Dick from ''ComicBook/TheTopper'' was just a whole comic strip about this trope: one guy lives on a deserted island by himself and never seems to be able to get off or starve. He is friends with the wildlife though. This trope has also been occasionally used in ''The Topper''[='=]s more well known stablemates ''Comicbook/TheBeano'' and ''ComicBook/TheDandy''.

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* Desert Island Dick from ''ComicBook/TheTopper'' was just a whole comic strip about this trope: one guy lives on a deserted island by himself and never seems to be able to get off or starve.escapes but never starves either. He is friends with the wildlife though. This trope has also been occasionally used in ''The Topper''[='=]s more well known better-known stablemates ''Comicbook/TheBeano'' and ''ComicBook/TheDandy''.



* Played completely straight (and not for comedy, for once) in the Creator/StephenKing story ''Survivor Type''. An unscrupulous, sociopathic surgeon is stranded on a tiny island with no supplies other than some water and a large amount of heroin he had been smuggling. A self described "survivor type", he tries to keep himself alive first by catching seagulls, and after accidently breaking his foot, cannibalising parts of his own body. [[AndIMustScream His last diary entries suggest he's eaten everything below his waist.]]

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* Played completely straight (and not for comedy, for once) in the Creator/StephenKing story ''Survivor Type''. An unscrupulous, sociopathic surgeon is stranded on a tiny island with no supplies other than some water and a large amount of heroin he had been smuggling. A self described self-described "survivor type", he tries to keep himself alive first by catching seagulls, and after accidently accidentally breaking his foot, cannibalising cannibalizing parts of his own body. [[AndIMustScream His last diary entries suggest he's eaten everything below his waist.]]



* There is a well known research site leased by Sydney University near the Great Barrier Reef that doesn't quite fit this trope perfectly as it's 5.5 km across at its widest point, but it's named [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Tree_Island_%28Queensland%29 One Tree Island]].

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* There is a well known well-known research site leased by Sydney University near the Great Barrier Reef that doesn't quite fit this trope perfectly as it's 5.5 km across at its widest point, but it's named [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Tree_Island_%28Queensland%29 One Tree Island]].


A comedic DesertedIsland[[note]]And also, by loose definition, a desert island[[/note]] that is circular with a radius of two metres or so and a single palm, coconut or pineapple tree[[labelnote:*]]Pineapples don't actually grow on trees, but [[ArtisticLicenseBiology that's a different trope]].[[/labelnote]] in the centre. Usually has a single inhabitant. If there's more than one, they'll either be constantly arguing or one will be slowly driving the other insane in a comedic manner (MeatOVision may also occur). Often features a MessageInABottle. If the stranded are ''really'' unlucky, there will be a [[ThreateningShark pack of sharks]] circling the island.

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A comedic DesertedIsland[[note]]And also, by loose definition, a desert island[[/note]] that is circular with a radius of two metres or so and a single palm, coconut or pineapple tree[[labelnote:*]]Pineapples tree[[note]]Pineapples don't actually grow on trees, but [[ArtisticLicenseBiology that's a different trope]].[[/labelnote]] [[/note]] in the centre. Usually has a single inhabitant. If there's more than one, they'll either be constantly arguing or one will be slowly driving the other insane in a comedic manner (MeatOVision may also occur). Often features a MessageInABottle. If the stranded are ''really'' unlucky, there will be a [[ThreateningShark pack of sharks]] circling the island.



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A comedic DesertedIsland[[note]]And also, by loose definition, a desert island[[/note]] that is circular with a radius of two metres or so and a single palm, coconut or pineapple tree in the centre. Usually has a single inhabitant. If there's more than one, they'll either be constantly arguing or one will be slowly driving the other insane in a comedic manner (MeatOVision may also occur). Often features a MessageInABottle. If the stranded are ''really'' unlucky, there will be a [[ThreateningShark pack of sharks]] circling the island.

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A comedic DesertedIsland[[note]]And also, by loose definition, a desert island[[/note]] that is circular with a radius of two metres or so and a single palm, coconut or pineapple tree tree[[labelnote:*]]Pineapples don't actually grow on trees, but [[ArtisticLicenseBiology that's a different trope]].[[/labelnote]] in the centre. Usually has a single inhabitant. If there's more than one, they'll either be constantly arguing or one will be slowly driving the other insane in a comedic manner (MeatOVision may also occur). Often features a MessageInABottle. If the stranded are ''really'' unlucky, there will be a [[ThreateningShark pack of sharks]] circling the island.


* In an animated ''Sesame Street'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asRFJ-4Zxe8 sequence]], the letters H, E, L, and P are stranded on an island and miss two opportunities to be rescued by being in the wrong order.

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* In an animated ''Sesame Street'' ''Series/SesameStreet'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asRFJ-4Zxe8 sequence]], the letters H, E, L, and P are stranded on an island and miss two opportunities to be rescued by being in the wrong order.


* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker and Harley Quinn end up stranded on one after the Joker sinks Greenbeard's ship in ''Webcomic/LilGotham'' #8. It turns out this was the one time Harley hadn't packed her escape balloon, because [[AllWomenLoveShoes she needed to make room for all her shoes]].

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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker and Harley Quinn end up stranded on one after the Joker sinks Greenbeard's ship in ''Webcomic/LilGotham'' #8. It turns out this was the one time Harley hadn't packed her escape balloon, because [[AllWomenLoveShoes she needed to make room for all her shoes]].

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* ''VideoGame/IslandWars'' features tiny islands with a rotating cannon and few palm trees. Said palm trees act as your VideoGameLives, and your job in [[CoOpMultiplayer Invasion Mode]] is to defend said trees with your cannon. In the VS mode, one player uses a plane to attack their opponent's palm trees.

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