Not A Guy: But it's Opposite Day.
Not A Dude: OH NOOOO— (fist lands on own face)
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Opposite day is not the special day when everyone does the opposite of what they would normally do. On opposite day, which everyone agrees happens on a specific day of the year, you always tell the truth and do everything the same as usual.
- Yotsuba&! spent a chapter, Yotsuba & the Restaurant, playing the Opposites Game with Dad, Asagi, and Torako. She capped it by calling Asagi "an ugly old hag" without warning...
- In Anpanman, there is a character named Backwards Fairy who says the opposite of what he means. Baikinman has to watch what he says when he disguises himself as him.
- Iznogoud: In "The Day of Misrule" (and its cartoon version, "Nuts' Day"), masters become servants and servants become masters for a day, which makes Iznogoud Caliph until midnight. He scrambles to make the inversion permanent before then, but when he gives Wa'at Alahf his fortune and sells himself into slavery to persuade the people to rally behind him, midnight strikes and he is arrested as a runaway slave.
- Calvin and Hobbes has a story arc based on this and the logical paradoxes inherent to it.
Calvin: Is there a bee on my back or not?
Calvin: Good, now I— OW!
Hobbes: (hiding in a tree) Remember, at midnight Opposite Day is over. Got it?
Calvin: (holding a baseball bat) "Yes".
- In The A-Team, B.A. wonders if it's Opposite Day when Hannibal carjacks him.
- There was an Opposite Day episode of Salute Your Shorts, where Ugg and Budnick switched positions; Budnick went Drunk with Power.
- You Can't Do That on Television had a series of Opposites skits Once per Episode, set up by a clever prank on one of the cast members.
- The Colbert Report has a relevant segment available online for leisurely viewing.
- The Whitest Kids U' Know had a sketch on it, here.
- One episode of World's Dumbest... features such things as a guy in a banana costume attacking a guy in a gorilla costume and a convenience store clerk stealing from a customer, prompting Mike Trainor to wonder if it's Opposite Day. He then imagines "World's Smartest Law-Abiders," featuring a man crossing the street on the green light, Frank Stallone complimenting him and saying that he must be Russian, and Tonya Harding using Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness. Trainor then decides that he doesn't like Opposite Day.
- Unforgotten Realms has an episode using Opposite day while dealing with a random encounter.
- The asdfmovie and its sequels had an opposite day, especially asdfmovie5, which provides the page quote.
- One Cyanide & Happiness short is set on the titular day. As usual for C&H, things start off innocently enough, and then take a turn for the dark and weird.
- The comedy group Derrick Comedy parodied this.
- Serves as a minor plot point in the first episode of the webseries Extended Run.
- TODAY WAS OPPOSITE DAY.
- There was a Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 parody based on it.
- There was an episode on NFL Quarterbacks On Facebook devoted to the subject.
- The movie version of Berserk Abridged gives us a decidedly horrific take on Opposite Day by having this be the reason for Gambino having Guts raped by Donovan.
- The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy. Hilarity Ensues from The Grim Reaper's unfamiliarity with the concept. A blatant logical paradox thwarts him at the last second.
- SpongeBob SquarePants: The first season includes half an episode titled after this trope.
- In Drawn Together:
Wooldorf: "Foxxy does not have a brain tumor. (all sigh with relief) I too would be relieved, were it not opposite day!"
- The Simpsons episode, The Wife Aquatic has Homer believing it's opposite day. The captain of the ship that Homer is on tells the crew "It's not opposite day!" in response to Homer's shenanigans and one of the crew members responds with "That must mean it is opposite day!".
- Every word spoken by Ramjet, Starscream's lying clone, in supplemental materials, from Transformers Animated.
- There was a WordGirl episode whose plot revolved around this trope.
- Archer had a bit in the episode "Viscous Coupling" where Cheryl believed they were in Opposite World, resulting in her mixed-up communications interfering with Archer's plan.
- There was a Feast of Fools in medieval Europe, in which the commoners could do as they pleased, and the Lord of Misrule outranked the nobility for the day. Monasteries celebrated this Feast by choosing a young monk to be abbot for the day, eating and drinking in chapel and replacing services with songs and dancing that bordered on blasphemous. An aspect of this survived until more recent periods as the "Boy Bishop" ceremony on St Nicholas's Day. This was referenced in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, where Quasimodo is mistaken for one of the revelers in a horrible mask and then crowned King of Fools due to his ugliness. In the Disney movie this is depicted with the musical number "Topsy Turvy".
- There have also been similar festivals throughout European history, for example the Roman Saturnalia in which, for example, slaves might be waited upon by their masters and other Roman cultural norms were reversed. During the Middle Ages, some of these traditions even seem to have been attached to Christmas, including those pertaining to this trope.