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* '''Straight''': Alice falls over, knocks over a PricelessMingVase, and lands in a pile of wool. She says "I meant to do that".
* '''Exaggerated''': Alice claims she meant to flunk a test she had previously hoped to get straight A's on.

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* '''Straight''': Alice falls over, knocks over a PricelessMingVase, and lands in a pile of wool. She says says, "I meant to do that".
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* '''Exaggerated''': Alice [[BookDumb Alice]] claims she meant to flunk a test she had previously hoped to get straight A's on.



** When Bob says "Pull the other one", Alice says"No, I really did mean to do it."
** "I meant to do that---[[NoodleIncident thing I did before this, with the lollipop.]]

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** When Bob says "Pull the other one", one," Alice says"No, says, "No, I really did mean to do it."
** "I meant to do that---[[NoodleIncident that -- [[NoodleIncident thing I did before this, with the lollipop.]]]]"



** "But I meant to do what I did before, too".

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** "But I meant to do what I did before, too".too."



* '''Lampshaded''': "I don't think you did mean to do that".

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* '''Lampshaded''': "I don't think you did mean to do that".that."



* '''Discussed''': "Why does Alice always lie and says she meant to do that? She ain't foolin' anyone!"

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* '''Discussed''': "Why does Alice always lie and says say she meant to do that? She ain't foolin' anyone!"isn't fooling anybody!"



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* '''Deconstructed''': There are only so many times this excuse works. Once Alice has used up her allotment thereof, she becomes a laughingstock, or worse, a pariah.
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'''Basic Trope''': A character tries to pass off a mistake as a planned moved.

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'''Basic Trope''': A character claims they meant to do something they didn't.

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'''Basic Trope''': A character claims they meant tries to do something they didn't.pass off a mistake as a planned moved.



I meant to take you back to IMeantToDoThat.

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'''Basic Trope''': A character claims they meant to do something they didn't.
* '''Straight''': Alice falls over, knocks over a PricelessMingVase, and lands in a pile of wool. She says "I meant to do that".
* '''Exaggerated''': Alice claims she meant to flunk a test she had previously hoped to get straight A's on.
* '''Downplayed''': Alice claims a half-intentional stunt was all-intentional.
* '''Justified''': Alice is not above lying and is easily embarrassed.
* '''Inverted''': Alice claims something she meant to do was an accident.
* '''Subverted''':
** When Bob says "Pull the other one", Alice says"No, I really did mean to do it."
** "I meant to do that---[[NoodleIncident thing I did before this, with the lollipop.]]
* '''Double Subverted''':
**But she's lying.
**"But I meant to do what I did before, too".
* '''Parodied''': Alice [[BlatantLies claims she meant to do something she obviously didn't]], or Alice really DID mean to do "that".
* '''Averted''': Nobody is clumsy, nobody lies, or nobody lies about being clumsy despite having a few clumsy liars on the setting.
* '''Enforced''': This is Alice's first scene on the show, and the writers want to show she is klutzy, easily embarrassed, and not above lying.
* '''Lampshaded''': "I don't think you did mean to do that".
* '''Invoked''': Alice is easily embarrassed and not above lying and [[ThePrankster Bob]] trips her up.
* '''Exploited''': Alice is not allowed to make mistakes, and she has made one, so she lies, and gets away with it as her friends are holding the IdiotBall.
* '''Defied''': Alice has sworn to never tell a lie.
* '''Discussed''': "Why does Alice always lie and says she meant to do that? She ain't foolin' anyone!"
* '''Conversed''': "Why do these characters claim they meant to do something they obviously didn't?!"

I meant to take you back to IMeantToDoThat.

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