Lame Excuse can be interpreted a number of different ways. Please direct any wicks to one of these tropes instead:
- Faking Another Person's Illness: An excuse involving pretending someone else is sick.
- I Need to Go Iron My Dog: An implausible (or "lame") excuse.
- Obfuscating Disability: A character manufactures a disability.
- Playing Sick: A character pretends to be sick to get out of some unpleasant task.
See also Excuse of an Index, an index of tropes involving excuse-making.