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* In ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko'', when Chikane's [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer fangirls]] learn that she has her eyes set on [[LesYay her best friend Himeko]], they take to bullying poor Himeko out of jealousy. Chikane ''and'' Souma are very displeased by this.

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* In ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko'', ''Manga/DestinyOfTheShrineMaiden'', when Chikane's [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer fangirls]] learn that she has her eyes set on [[LesYay her best friend Himeko]], they take to bullying poor Himeko out of jealousy. Chikane ''and'' Souma are very displeased by this.


* In ''Manga/KodomoNoOmocha'', Sana (already a child star in her own right) gets her leg broken by obsessed fangirls of another famous child star, [[spoiler:Naozumi Kamura (who happens to be her friend)]], because of rumors running around that they'd hooked up on an extended film shoot. [[spoiler:At first, they managed to convince these girls that it was pure gossip, but the rumors were too strong for them to think otherwise]].

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* In ''Manga/KodomoNoOmocha'', ''Manga/{{Kodocha}}'', Sana (already a child star in her own right) gets her leg broken by obsessed fangirls of another famous child star, [[spoiler:Naozumi Kamura (who happens to be her friend)]], because of rumors running around that they'd hooked up on an extended film shoot. [[spoiler:At first, they managed to convince these girls that it was pure gossip, but the rumors were too strong for them to think otherwise]].


* Moko Jono, Mojo Jojo's girlfriend in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''' Beatles spoof "Meet the Beat-Alls". She helps the girls split up the band. Here, she's a good gal who is sent in as a ReverseMole of sorts. She was a nonsentient female ape of the same species, "cross"-dressed as a sentient being, brought in by the PPG to break up the four supervillains whose powers combined could beat all three of the girls.

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* Moko Jono, Mojo Jojo's girlfriend in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''' Beatles spoof "Meet the Beat-Alls". She helps the girls split up the band. Here, she's a good gal who is sent in as a ReverseMole TheMole of sorts. She was a nonsentient female ape of the same species, "cross"-dressed as a sentient being, brought in by the PPG to break up the four supervillains whose powers combined could beat all three of the girls.


* A platonic version in ''Literature/TheBabysittersClub'' book ''Claudia & The New Girl'', the very tagline of which is "Claudia might give up the Club — and it's all the new girl's fault!". As indicated by the title, Claudia befriends Ashley, a new student at school, and begins spending more time with her than her other friends, as Ashley, like Claudia, is an artist. Eventually, enough tension rises for both Ashley and the other club members to demand that Claudia choose one or the other. By the book's end, Claudia makes it clear that she will not give up either and that both parties were out of line to ask such a thing. Ashley reappears in several books, and while she never again suggests that Claudia give up babysitting or the club, it's still obvious that she holds them and it in contempt.

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* A platonic version in ''Literature/TheBabysittersClub'' ''Literature/TheBabySittersClub'' book ''Claudia & The New Girl'', the very tagline of which is "Claudia might give up the Club — and it's all the new girl's fault!". As indicated by the title, Claudia befriends Ashley, a new student at school, and begins spending more time with her than her other friends, as Ashley, like Claudia, is an artist. Eventually, enough tension rises for both Ashley and the other club members to demand that Claudia choose one or the other. By the book's end, Claudia makes it clear that she will not give up either and that both parties were out of line to ask such a thing. Ashley reappears in several books, and while she never again suggests that Claudia give up babysitting or the club, it's still obvious that she holds them and it in contempt.



* ''Series/TheBoldAndTheBeautiful'': When younger brother Thorne Forrester marries Darla, she encourages him to take on a larger role in the family's fashion company and stand up to his bullying older brother Ridge. This eventually causes such tension that a huge blowup results in Thorne quitting to start his own company. A similar scenario played out several years earlier with brother Rick and his wife Amber.



** {{Discussed}} in "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E20TheYokoFactor The Yoko Factor]]." Spike, now allied with the season's BigBad Adam, purposefully makes himself "Yoko" by pushing all the right buttons to get the Scoobies fighting each other. He's been close enough to them for most of the season to notice all the rifts growing between them. Unlike in other examples, however, they figure out what's happening and defeat Adam in the end.
-->'''Spike:''' And when [the Beatles] broke up everyone blamed Yoko, but the fact is the group split itself apart, she just happened to be there. And you know how it is with kids. They go off to college, they grow apart. Way of the world.

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** {{Discussed}} {{Discussed|Trope}} in "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E20TheYokoFactor The Yoko Factor]]." Spike, now allied with the season's BigBad Adam, purposefully makes himself "Yoko" by pushing all the right buttons to get the Scoobies fighting each other. He's been close enough to them for most of the season to notice all the rifts growing between them. Unlike in other examples, however, they figure out what's happening and defeat Adam in the end.
-->'''Spike:''' --->'''Spike:''' And when [the Beatles] broke up everyone blamed Yoko, but the fact is the group split itself apart, she just happened to be there. And you know how it is with kids. They go off to college, they grow apart. Way of the world.



* ''Series/Daredevil2015'':
** Over the course of season 1, Wilson Fisk begins a romantic relationship with art curator Vanessa Marianna. Unfortunately, his associates Leland Owlsley and Madame Gao see Vanessa as distracting Fisk from the day to day needs of his criminal enterprise. Thus they try to have her killed at a charity gala that Fisk is throwing by poisoning her wine. She barely survives due to Fisk immediately rushing her to an emergency room. When Fisk learns of Owlsley's role in the attempt, he throws him down an elevator shaft. Gao leaves town before Fisk can do anything to her.
** In season 2, it's established that Foggy sees Elektra as bad news, as Matt's relationship with her in college got to the point that he almost failed out of school.



* ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' discussed the {{Trope Namer|s}}:
-->'''Rory:''' Music/YokoOno? Really?\\
'''Lane:''' A very misunderstood artist and Music/TheBeatles would’ve broken up anyways.\\
'''Rory:''' Have you shared this theory with anyone?\\
'''Lane:''' I know it, Yoko knows it, Sean knows it. Julian’s still in denial -- but what can you do?
* ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'': Bob brings back his old band "The Bob Duncan Experience" and his bandmate reveals that it was because of Amy's meddling that the band broke up in the first place.



* ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'': Bob brings back his old band "The Bob Duncan Experience" and his bandmate reveals that it was because of Amy's meddling that the band broke up in the first place.

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* ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'': Bob brings back ''Series/TheMiddle'': Axel accusing Sue of "Yokoing" his old band "The Bob Duncan Experience" when she starts dating Sean and giving him advice on his bandmate reveals that it was because of Amy's meddling that music and changes he should request for the band broke up in the first place.band.



* ''Series/QuantumLeap''. When Sam leaps into an investigative reporter, he falls in love with the psychic helping him investigate a series of murders. His partner is displeased and tells her, "Well, if we're going to break up, I guess you're a pretty good reason." She sincerely tells him that that's she ''not'' trying to ruin their partnership/friendship, but he doesn't believe her--"Really? Because it seems like that's what been happening." [[note]] It turns out he doesn't just resent her supposed interference, he's worried that she'll figure out that ''he's'' the killer they're looking for. [[/note]]
* ''Series/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents2017:'' When Count Olaf's girlfriend Esmé Squalor joins the troupe's schemes in season 2, it's quickly apparent that she's disliked by the majority of the troupe, who are always in various states of irritation or boredom as she blathers on about herself. Except for the Bald Man, who seems very interested in her chatter, and even supports her in her endeavors to get the sugar bowl. In ''The Hostile Hospital Part I'', the Hook-Handed Man even complains, "[[LampshadeHanging I liked it so much better before Yoko showed up.]]"



* ''Series/TheBoldAndTheBeautiful'': When younger brother Thorne Forrester marries Darla, she encourages him to take on a larger role in the family's fashion company and stand up to his bullying older brother Ridge. This eventually causes such tension that a huge blowup results in Thorne quitting to start his own company. A similar scenario played out several years earlier with brother Rick and his wife Amber.
* ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' discussed the {{Trope Namer|s}}:
-->'''Rory:''' Music/YokoOno? Really?\\
'''Lane:''' A very misunderstood artist and Music/TheBeatles would’ve broken up anyways.\\
'''Rory:''' Have you shared this theory with anyone?\\
'''Lane:''' I know it, Yoko knows it, Sean knows it. Julian’s still in denial -- but what can you do?
* ''Series/Daredevil2015'':
** Over the course of season 1, Wilson Fisk begins a romantic relationship with art curator Vanessa Marianna. Unfortunately, his associates Leland Owlsley and Madame Gao see Vanessa as distracting Fisk from the day to day needs of his criminal enterprise. Thus they try to have her killed at a charity gala that Fisk is throwing by poisoning her wine. She barely survives due to Fisk immediately rushing her to an emergency room. When Fisk learns of Owlsley's role in the attempt, he throws him down an elevator shaft. Gao leaves town before Fisk can do anything to her.
** In season 2, it's established that Foggy sees Elektra as bad news, as Matt's relationship with her in college got to the point that he almost failed out of school.
* ''Series/QuantumLeap''. When Sam leaps into an investigative reporter, he falls in love with the psychic helping him investigate a series of murders. His partner is displeased and tells her, "Well, if we're going to break up, I guess you're a pretty good reason." She sincerely tells him that that's she ''not'' trying to ruin their partnership/friendship, but he doesn't believe her--"Really? Because it seems like that's what been happening." [[note]] It turns out he doesn't just resent her supposed interference, he's worried that she'll figure out that ''he's'' the killer they're looking for. [[/note]]
* ''Series/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents2017:'' When Count Olaf's girlfriend Esmé Squalor joins the troupe's schemes in season 2, it's quickly apparent that she's disliked by the majority of the troupe, who are always in various states of irritation or boredom as she blathers on about herself. Except for the Bald Man, who seems very interested in her chatter, and even supports her in her endeavors to get the sugar bowl. In ''The Hostile Hospital Part I'', the Hook-Handed Man even complains, "[[LampshadeHanging I liked it so much better before Yoko showed up.]]"
* ''Series/TheMiddle'': Axel accusing Sue of "Yokoing" his band when she starts dating Sean and giving him advice on his music and changes he should request for the band.



* The Kings Of Wrestling hit a major stumbling block in Wrestling/ProWrestlingGuerilla when Wrestling/ChrisHero saving Wrestling/CandiceLeRae from her abusive pimp, The Human Tornado, [[RescueRomance led to them dating.]] Hero's partner, Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli was none too fond of [=LeRae=], to the point he joined The Human Tornado's PowerStable in an effort to get rid of her. When Hero and Castagnoli met up again without [=LeRae=] around they ended up working together just fine again.[[/folder]]

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* The Kings Of Wrestling Wrestling/TheKingsOfWrestling hit a major stumbling block in Wrestling/ProWrestlingGuerilla when Wrestling/ChrisHero saving Wrestling/CandiceLeRae from her abusive pimp, The Human Tornado, [[RescueRomance led to them dating.]] Hero's partner, Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli was none too fond of [=LeRae=], to the point he joined The Human Tornado's PowerStable in an effort to get rid of her. When Hero and Castagnoli met up again without [=LeRae=] around they ended up working together just fine again.[[/folder]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Chozen}}'', after the title character reconnects with his prison boyfriend Jamal, Ricky and Crisco are less than thrilled. That Jamal starts pushing for Chozen to abandon rapping altogether doesn't help.
* On ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', after finding out he was going to be forced into an arranged "battle," Ling-Ling exclaims "Yoko Ono".



* {{Parodied}} in ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw,'' when Zack gives an UnreliableVoiceover about his time in the Lumberzacks. He mentions "a girl came between us"--meaning a girl [[LiteralMetaphor literally]] got between the bandmates when they were in line at a story, leading to a small argument about whether or not she cut. The girl, for her part, wanders off.
--"And just like that, we drove her away."

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* {{Parodied}} {{Parodied|Trope}} in ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw,'' when Zack gives an UnreliableVoiceover about his time in the Lumberzacks. He mentions "a girl came between us"--meaning a girl [[LiteralMetaphor literally]] got between the bandmates when they were in line at a story, leading to a small argument about whether or not she cut. The girl, for her part, wanders off.
--"And -->"And just like that, we drove her away."



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Chozen}}'', after the title character reconnects with his prison boyfriend Jamal, Ricky and Crisco are less than thrilled. That Jamal starts pushing for Chozen to abandon rapping altogether doesn't help.
* On ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', after finding out he was going to be forced into an arranged "battle," Ling-Ling exclaims "Yoko Ono".


* Alluded to in ''Series/That70sShow''. When Eric and Donna find out that Hyde and Jackie are dating [[YourCheatingHeart behind Kelso's back]] (even though Kelso ''did'' run out on her for a while), Eric freaks out over the effect of the deal in their common friendship and tells Jackie, "You'll be breaking up the band, Yoko!" Earlier, in the episode "The Third Wheel", he also calls Hyde's GirlOfTheWeek Yoko ("What? We're kind of the Beatles.")

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* Alluded to in ''Series/That70sShow''. When Eric and Donna find out that Hyde and Jackie are dating [[YourCheatingHeart behind Kelso's back]] back (even though Kelso ''did'' run out on her for a while), Eric freaks out over the effect of the deal in their common friendship and tells Jackie, "You'll be breaking up the band, Yoko!" Earlier, in the episode "The Third Wheel", he also calls Hyde's GirlOfTheWeek Yoko ("What? We're kind of the Beatles.")


* In ''VideoGame/ThePrinceOfTennis'' DatingSim ''Gakuensai no Oujisama'', if the player gets the main girl (default name: Shizuka Hirose) to attend Hyoutei and she becomes close to Atobe, she will be threatened and physically attacked by his rabid fangirls. When Atobe finds out, he will lecture Shizuka harshly for ''not'' telling him about the incidents; later he'll protect her from his fans and, if the main girl manages to successfully woo him, in the end, he announces that she will be his girlfriend ''in front of the whole school'', much to the dismay of the attackers.

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* In ''VideoGame/ThePrinceOfTennis'' ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' DatingSim ''Gakuensai no Oujisama'', if the player gets the main girl (default name: Shizuka Hirose) to attend Hyoutei and she becomes close to Atobe, she will be threatened and physically attacked by his rabid fangirls. When Atobe finds out, he will lecture Shizuka harshly for ''not'' telling him about the incidents; later he'll protect her from his fans and, if the main girl manages to successfully woo him, in the end, he announces that she will be his girlfriend ''in front of the whole school'', much to the dismay of the attackers.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKing1994'', Timon initially sees Nala as a danger to their carefree little family.
--> '''Timon''': I can see what's happening, and they don't have a clue. They'll fall in love, and here's the bottom line: our trio's down to two.
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* In ''CrazySexyCool'', Lisa, at one point, gets a boyfriend named Gary who starts encouraging her to break away from her band-mates, though the relationship doesn't last long.

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* ''Website/TheHardTimes'': In "[[https://thehardtimes.net/blog/modern-day-yoko-this-womans-boyfriend-is-in-a-shitty-band/ Modern Day Yoko? This Woman’s Boyfriend Is in a Shitty Band]]" they interview a woman who has a negative reputation and is frequently compared to Yoko Ono purely because she has a boyfriend in a band. In a critique of the trope, the article makes it clear that she is much cooler than her boyfriend or his band.


** A late fourth-season episode is called "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E20TheYokoFactor The Yoko Factor]]". The Yoko, in this case, is an actively malicious one -- Spike, who can see a conflict brewing among the Scoobies and pushes just the right buttons to set it off. Notably, Spike himself notes to Adam during the episode that Yoko, for all she got blamed, didn't break up the Beatles, but rather internal strife; similarly, he wasn't the cause of the Scoobies' breakup, just the catalyst that (deliberately) brought their grievances into plain view. This example, however, is a subversion -- while the Scoobies do have a vicious argument and falling out thanks largely to Spike's prodding when tempers have cooled a bit they're savvy enough to realise that Spike's been manipulating them, approach either other more calmly about their recent tensions and mend bridges.

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** A late fourth-season episode is called {{Discussed}} in "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E20TheYokoFactor The Yoko Factor]]". The Yoko, in this case, is an actively malicious one -- Factor]]." Spike, who can see a conflict brewing among now allied with the Scoobies and pushes just season's BigBad Adam, purposefully makes himself "Yoko" by pushing all the right buttons to set it off. Notably, Spike himself notes to Adam during the episode that Yoko, for all she got blamed, didn't break up the Beatles, but rather internal strife; similarly, he wasn't the cause of the Scoobies' breakup, just the catalyst that (deliberately) brought their grievances into plain view. This example, however, is a subversion -- while get the Scoobies do have a vicious argument and falling out thanks largely to Spike's prodding when tempers have cooled a bit they're savvy fighting each other. He's been close enough to realise that Spike's been manipulating them, approach either them for most of the season to notice all the rifts growing between them. Unlike in other more calmly about their recent tensions examples, however, they figure out what's happening and mend bridges.defeat Adam in the end.
-->'''Spike:''' And when [the Beatles] broke up everyone blamed Yoko, but the fact is the group split itself apart, she just happened to be there. And you know how it is with kids. They go off to college, they grow apart. Way of the world.



* {{Parodied}} in ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw,'' when Zack gives an UnreliableVoiceover about his time in the Lumberzacks. He mentions "a girl came between us"--meaning a girl [[LiteralMetaphor literally]] got between the bandmates when they were in line at a story, leading to a small argument about whether or not she cut. The girl, for her part, wanders off.
--"And just like that, we drove her away."



** In another episode, when someone mentions Yoko Ono, Homer says, in all sincerity, "Ew, she totally ruined the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plastic_Ono_Band Plastic Ono Band!"]]

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** In another episode, when someone mentions Yoko Ono, Homer says, in all sincerity, "Ew, she totally ruined the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plastic_Ono_Band Plastic Ono Band!"]]Band]]!"



* On ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', after finding out he was going to be forced into an arranged "battle", Ling-Ling exclaims "Yoko Ono".

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* On ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', after finding out he was going to be forced into an arranged "battle", "battle," Ling-Ling exclaims "Yoko Ono".


The {{Trope Namer|s}} is artist Music/YokoOno, whose marriage to Music/JohnLennon has been frequently cited and parodied in pop culture for its perceived role in Music/TheBeatles' breakup. [[note]]The Beatles themselves have long absolved her of blame, explaining that they had been drifting apart personally and professionally for some time, and she just happened to be there when it all imploded.[[/note]] Like Ono, such characters will be a musician’s girlfriend whose antics or presence cause the band to break up. A common twist is for her to be perfectly nice and sweet, but for the rest of the band to be so paranoid about this happening (or at least jealous of the attention she’s getting from their bandmate) [[SelfFulfillingProphecy that the band breaks up anyway]].

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The {{Trope Namer|s}} is artist Music/YokoOno, whose marriage to Music/JohnLennon has been frequently cited and parodied in pop culture for its perceived role in Music/TheBeatles' breakup. [[note]]The Beatles themselves have long absolved her of blame, explaining that they had been drifting apart personally and professionally for some time, and she just happened to be there when it all imploded.[[/note]] Like Ono, such Such characters will be a musician’s girlfriend whose antics or presence cause the band to break up. A common twist is for her to be perfectly nice and sweet, but for the rest of the band to be so paranoid about this happening (or at least jealous of the attention she’s getting from their bandmate) [[SelfFulfillingProphecy that the band breaks up anyway]].

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* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'': Simon and Kamina are BloodBrothers and an unbreakable duo in combat. A girl and their attraction to her (and, most importantly, Simon's confusion and resentment over it) is the wedge that cracks them apart and causes [[spoiler: a disastrous failure in battle]]. It's [[MeaningfulName probably no coincidence]] that the girl's name is Yoko.

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* ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'': Bob brings back his old band "The Bob Duncan Experience" and his bandmate reveals that it was because of Amy's meddling that the band broke up in the first place.


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-->'''Athena:''' "As an idol, scandals are taboo, so I can't go on a date with you! ♪ "

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-->'''Athena:''' --->'''Athena:''' "As an idol, scandals are taboo, so I can't go on a date with you! ♪ "



-->'''Yuri:''' Hey Athena... isn't it too hard to be an idol? I mean, you can't hang out with friends in public or date and stuff, right...?\\

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* In ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'' Captain Hammer's fans hate Penny:
-->'''Fan 3:''' So they say [[RescueRomance he saved her life.]]\\
'''Fan 2:''' They say [[FriendToAllLivingThings she works with the homeless and doesn't eat meat.]]\\
'''All The Fans:''' ''We have a problem with her!''\\
'''Fan 1:''' [[StalkerWithACrush This is his hair.]]



* WebVideo/TheElevenLittleRoosters: The Europop boy band/assassin group Sex Von Shaukel Boyz hits a rough patch when one of its members, Koko, starts dating the actual Yoko Ono.
-->'''Brüce:''' [[NotHyperbole I mean, that's not even a metaphorical Yoko!]] That's ''literally'' Yoko Ono! She's ''83''!



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* In ''WebVideo/DrHorriblesSingAlongBlog'' Captain Hammer's fans hate Penny:
-->'''Fan 3:''' So they say [[RescueRomance he saved her life.]]\\
'''Fan 2:''' They say [[FriendToAllLivingThings she works with the homeless and doesn't eat meat.]]\\
'''All The Fans:''' ''We have a problem with her!''\\
'''Fan 1:''' [[StalkerWithACrush This is his hair.]]
* WebVideo/TheElevenLittleRoosters: The Europop boy band/assassin group Sex Von Shaukel Boyz hits a rough patch when one of its members, Koko, starts dating the actual Yoko Ono.
-->'''Brüce:''' [[NotHyperbole I mean, that's not even a metaphorical Yoko!]] That's ''literally'' Yoko Ono! She's ''83''!
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(Moe ''immediately'' places [[StrangeMindsThinkAlike both requested drinks on the bar.]])

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