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Basic Trope: A reference to other work.

  • Straight: Charlie makes a reference to Work 091 by uttering its best-known passage of dialogue.
  • Exaggerated:
  • Downplayed: Easter Egg
  • Justified: Charlie is a big Work 091 fan.
  • Inverted: Take That!
  • Subverted: The audience, after some situation, expects Charlie to quote Work 091. Instead, he says something original.
  • Double Subverted:
    • After Charlie says the line, Uma says "I admire your resistance against temptation to quote Work 091 after what just happened."
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    • Charlie instead quotes an entirely different work.
  • Parodied: Charlie makes so many shout-outs that the characters attempt to guess to what he's referring, with varying degrees of success.
  • Zig Zagged: At first, there are several shout-outs to several other works of fiction, then it becomes purely vanilla. During the climax, Charlie speaks the most famous line from Work 091, and then the shout-outs permanently stop there.
  • Averted: No one makes a reference to anything famous.
  • Enforced: "Hey, let's put a Work 091 reference here!"
  • Lampshaded: "Just in case you were wondering, yes, that was a reference to Work 091."
  • Invoked: "Yeah, it's just like that movie, what was it called?" "Work 091?" "Yes, and I think this line best sums it all up..."
  • Exploited: "Have I heard that before?"
  • Defied: "I'm not gonna refer to anything!"
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  • Discussed: "Now imagine if we started quoting famous works based on a situation similar to this!"
  • Conversed: "Aren't you gonna mention Work 091?"
  • Implied: Charlie partakes in Work 091 just before he goes into a situation that mimics one from that work.
  • Deconstructed: Charlie is sued by the creator of Work 091 afterwards.
  • Reconstructed:
  • Played For Laughs: Charlie's attempts to tell jokes all fall flat because he can't keep himself from quoting his favorite work.
  • Played For Drama: Charlie gets fired or fails school, depending on his age, because everything he does is related to Work 091 and it has a negative effect on his productivity.

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