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Basic Trope: "Either (correct, reasonable suggestion), or it's (absurd suggestion)."

  • Straight: Charlie sees that Alice and Bob's living room is a mess, and suggests "Either you haven't cleaned around here in a while, or aliens came and ransacked your living room!"
  • Exaggerated: The absurd suggestion doesn't even make any sense at all: "Either you haven't cleaned around here in a while, or I like bananas. Frogs."
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  • Downplayed: Neither suggestion is necessarily absurd, but one still makes a lot more sense than the other: "Either you haven't cleaned around here in a while, or you got in a fight in the living room yesterday."
  • Justified:
  • Inverted: ???
  • Subverted: Charlie sees the room and says. "Either you haven't cleaned around here in a while, or a unicorn had a temper tantrum in here." Later on in the same day he mentions mentions that a unicorn wrecked his apartment a month ago meaning he was actually referencing said bizarre incident unironically.
  • Double Subverted: ???
  • Parodied: "Either you haven't cleaned around here in a while, or aliens came and ransacked your living room." A Cutaway Gag reveals that aliens actually did come and mess up Alice and Bob's living room!
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  • Zig-Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Both suggestions make complete sense and are equally likely to have happened.
  • Enforced: To add some humor to the scene.
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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