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Sep 1st 2022 at 4:19:50 AM

The "scary monster sounds like a chicken as Nightmare Retardant" that I mentioned earlier is, in fact, covered by Silly Animal Sound.

StarSword Captain of USS Bajor from somewhere in deep space
Captain of USS Bajor
Sep 1st 2022 at 6:19:13 PM

I vote clean up misuse. I agree, I don't think that was ever actually done the last time this was taken to TRS.

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Sep 3rd 2022 at 5:41:13 AM

Just a heads up, I don't intend to call the crowner until tomorrow because it was the 1st of this month when I hooked it, and the reason the timestamp says the 31st of last month is because crowners and queries are hardcoded to use Pacific Time regardless of time zone (I'm on Central Time, so that's what I base my decisions to call crowners on).

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themayorofsimpleton he/him from right here on TV Tropes Relationship Status: The captain of her heart
Sep 3rd 2022 at 7:07:33 AM

I'm in favor of cleaning up examples too, since I think we should try to finish what was already started and see if the problem persists before we try anything else.

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he/him
Sep 3rd 2022 at 8:43:31 AM

I still think this should be a disambiguation—I don't feel the definition can be salvaged.

Edited by themayorofsimpleton on Sep 3rd 2022 at 11:43:45 AM

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GastonRabbit The world's forgotten boy (he/him) from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I wanna be your dog
The world's forgotten boy (he/him)
Sep 3rd 2022 at 11:19:26 AM

The TRS thread that renamed this is almost a decade old. I doubt the people who were tasked with wick cleanup back then want to finish the work, considering the low amount of overlap between today's TRS regulars and the TRS regulars from ten years ago.

Also, the only wick the old name has is from the wick check for the new name. Could anyone who's talking about unfinished business be more clear about what the unfinished business in question is, since the old name was completely dewicked, as opposed to how Foe Yay's thread left a very noticeable amount of unfinished business behind?

Edited by GastonRabbit on Sep 3rd 2022 at 1:22:31 PM

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WarJay77 She's a cute red monster from The Void Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
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Sep 3rd 2022 at 11:22:45 AM

I think the concern isn't that the old name wasn't depreciated, but that all the usage was moved over. The same thing happened with tropes like Five Bad Band and, more infamously, with Reality Ensues.

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GastonRabbit The world's forgotten boy (he/him) from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I wanna be your dog
The world's forgotten boy (he/him)
Sep 3rd 2022 at 11:24:54 AM

OK, if renaming and only renaming was what the old thread had to do (with no changes to anything else), that further raises the question of what unfinished business there is, because it doesn't look like cleaning up misuse was within that thread's scope to begin with. In fact, the old thread's OP didn't mention misuse, nor did it demonstrate any since there was no wick check.

Edit: Here's the old thread for convenience's sake. I did a Ctrl+F and the word "misuse" doesn't appear at all in that thread. The thread was solely made to get rid of a deprecated snowclone for its own sake instead of because of anything related to the examples.

Edited by GastonRabbit on Sep 3rd 2022 at 1:40:03 PM

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Berrenta Petal Dance from Texas Relationship Status: Can't buy me love
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Sep 4th 2022 at 12:33:00 PM

I've cut the Playing With and Laconic.

As for wicks, we have only a poultry amount compared to other efforts. Link to the list here.

Also, let's be honest: I am struggling to find a good epitaph. I'm halfway tempted to put down "clucked around and found out" along with a reference to crossing the road. Anyone have better ideas?

Edited by Berrenta on Sep 4th 2022 at 2:33:22 PM

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Sep 4th 2022 at 1:13:43 PM

Hit by a car while crossing the road?

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ChloeJessica riot grrl from just over the horizon Relationship Status: Awaiting my mail-order bride
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Sep 4th 2022 at 1:18:14 PM

Agree with [up]

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GastonRabbit The world's forgotten boy (he/him) from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I wanna be your dog
The world's forgotten boy (he/him)
Sep 4th 2022 at 2:58:30 PM

Since this thread probably won't take long to clear out, I'm going to archive the wick check and cut the sandbox:

Trope meaning: Chickens used as comic relief/inherently funny animals. Common misuse: This thing features chickens.

    Correct use (15/50) 
  • Brave Beats: Kyo-Kyo, the school chicken. It's very rowdy, Kotone's fear, and can pursue her to ridiculous lengths, even out of the school boundaries.
  • Friends.Tropes A To E: Chandler and Joey keep a chick and a duck as their pets. They got the chick when s/he was a cute yellow ball of fluff, but little Yasmine grew up into a nice rooster. Hilarity Ensued, many times. One guy who dated Rachel had a serious bird phobia, though, and he did not find them cute, funny or mildly disgusting. He was genuinely scared of them.
  • Girl Shy: A brief gag during Harold's desperate race to stop the wedding has him barreling through a "Meat and Fish Shop". A bunch of chickens spill out the door along with Harold as he makes his exit.
  • Grange Hill: When Benny hesitates to do something which might get him and his friends in trouble, Jenkins flaps his arms and makes clucking noises.
  • Hank the Cowdog: Chickens are described by Hank as being so dumb that they only have six words in their own language, three of which are just different cries for help. J.T. Cluck, the head rooster, is shown speaking fluently on other occasions, so he may be smarter than your average hen.
  • Juuni Senshi Bakuretsu Eto Ranger: Generally averted with Tart, but her beak springing up again on her human body upon being hit in the face is probably because of this.
  • Lincoln's Memories: In "Lincoln's Seventh Birthday", Luna gives him a card that has a chicken clucking out the Happy Birthday to You song.
  • MagicTheGathering.Gameplay Tropes A To I: Unglued had a lot of fun with chickens, which would be out of place in any normal expansion.
  • Mandy's Grandmother: An entire sequence involves Mandy and Grandma chasing down the chickens that have escaped from the coop. Grandma eventually has to dive to tackle the last chicken, getting mud all over her fancy suit.
  • Mickey Mouse S2 E1 "Cable Car Chaos": One of the cable car passengers has a chicken that tries to peck at Minnie as she makes her way toward the lever. And it also makes off with one of the passengers' instruction manual.
  • Minecraft.Tropes A To F: There's a very rare chance that a Chicken Jockey spawns in place of a zombie. It's pretty hilarious seeing a tiny zombie riding on a chicken. Just don't get complacent.
  • OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies: 117's cover is a poultry business. He has way too much fun turning the light on and off and confusing the chickens in his chicken coop.
  • Ray Stevens: He's rendered "In the Mood" and "Also sprach Zarathustra" entirely in chicken clucks. There's also "Teenage Mutant Kung Fu Chickens".
  • Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! S2E4 "Jeepers, It's the Creeper": Shaggy and Scooby hide from the titular monster in a chicken coop, and one of the eggs hatched, and the baby chick immediately mistakes Scooby for its mother. It spends the rest of the episode following Scooby around.
  • Vuk the Little Fox: In the beginning of the movie, the rooster and the hens provide much comedy... before being killed and eaten by the protagonist's father.

    Misuse (2/50) 
  • Death Laid an Egg: The movie isn't a comedy but all this strangeness happening on a chicken farm just makes things more surreal. Early in the film Anna, Gabri, and Marco take pictures of each other holding up chickens, for no obvious reason. Mondriani proposes a disturbing ad campaign in which chickens are dressed up as people. Giant pictures of chickens loom over executive office rooms.
  • Kuang Kuang: One's introduced in the first episode, having been left on the teacher's desk for an unknown reason, and it serves as the catalyst for the first time Kuang Kuang is beaten and thrown out a window. It's since become the Series Mascot, often defending Kuang Kuang when he's too badly hurt to defend himself. There's a chicken but it's not comic relief. The first phase is clearly a leftover of the old Everything's Better with Chickens name

    ZCE/Chickens exist (33/50) 
  • Asian Kung-Fu Generation: Gotoh has partner up with a chicken in the "Easter" video.
  • The Bremen Town Musicians: The rooster. Already hidden ZCE
  • Bringing Up Baby: Susan rams a chicken truck. Baby winds up having chicken for lunch.
  • Chronicles of the Kencyrath: Thanks to a hilarious chicken-chase scene in Restormir in Seeker's Mask. How is the scene funny?
  • Danny, the Champion of the World: Danny's grandfather was a master poacher, who often used his chickens to experiment new techniques, the idea being that if it'll work on a chicken, it'll work on a pheasant. Illustrator Quentin Blake has lots of fun drawing these experiments. Chickens who DIE, how funny
  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie: The roast chickens turn out to be props.
  • Ed Edd N Eddy S 3 E 24 Dont Rain On My Ed: The unforeseen stampede of chickens.
  • The Far Side: Including a cartoon where a farmer returning home from collecting eggs in the chicken coop passes a chicken returning to the coop after collecting the farmer's infant child...
  • Fighting Foodons (under Reptiles Are Abhorrent): Fowligator mixes it with Clucking Funny.
  • Guacamelee!: Chickens are abundant, Juan can turn into a chicken to further exploration, and learn new moves from giant fighting chickens. The Devil is even reduced to a black and purple chicken who even lends you a helping hand at one point.
  • Havana Widows: Butch the mob boss is chasing Herman. They go barreling through a hen house. Chickens and feathers go everywhere.
  • Hfehr: The King surrounds himself with chickens.
  • HTF - From A to Zoo: The chicks, just to feed Flaky's Absurd Phobia.
  • Impractical Jokers: One of Sal's punishments has him rounding up a bunch of chickens as his father watched.
  • InvaderZim.Tropes A To C: Chickenfoot, as well as other isolated gags.
  • Kickle Cubicle: In Garden Land, there is a chicken enemy named Max. Also, the boss of Garden Land is a giant chicken named Koke.
  • KungFuPanda3.Tropes A To F: One of the new Kung Fu masters introduced is Master Chicken.
  • Lost Universe: The cast is on a flight that gets hijacked by religious fanatics in chicken suits.
  • Mediterraneo: There are chickens wandering about the abandoned village. Farina blunders into a chicken coop and some chickens rain down on hima situation that goes from funny to nearly tragic when the other jittery Italian soldiers start shooting at the noise.
  • Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers S1E7 Big Sisters (under Feathered Fiend): Chunky Chicken is one, although he's also Clucking Funny.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic S4 E19 "Trade Ya!": Apparently there's a market for antique chickens. The guy running the booth even has a mosaic of a sexy chick.
  • Muppet Race Mania: Camilla the chicken serves as the game's "homing missile" weapon.
  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always: At one point Autumn finds a peculiar attraction in an arcade where she can play tic-tac-toe with a live chicken.
  • Off the Mark: There's a bunch of weblinks and nothing else
  • Ox Tales: Chickens are among the animals that Ollie has on the farm. Already hidden ZCE
  • Phineas And Ferb Run Candace Run: On one of her trips between the reunion and the library, Candace knocks over a few cases of live chickens sitting in an alley, and winds up carrying one of the birds briefly before tossing it aside.
  • Radioactive Chicken Heads: Naturally.
  • Ridonculous Race El Bunny Supremo: The teams are forced to ride the "chicken bus", a bus filled with chickens to Mexico.
  • Sketchbook: P-chan, Kasugano-sensei's pet, which goes everywhere with her, even school.
  • Tally Hall: "Mucka Blucka", which is essentially what would happen if you gave a chicken a hip-hop recording contract.
  • Wario Land II: Roosters are rare enemies in the game. They're generally harmless but will get angry and attack Wario if he disturbs them, or if they see him carrying Hen.
  • The Ziggens: Their album Chicken Out! which appropriately contains their most humorous songs.
  • Zootopia Files: The focus of chapter 31 is around stolen chickens.

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ChloeJessica riot grrl from just over the horizon Relationship Status: Awaiting my mail-order bride
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Sep 4th 2022 at 4:29:41 PM

just to make sure, it gets cut from the indexes even though it sticks around as a disambig, right?

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Sep 4th 2022 at 4:33:21 PM

Yeah, disambigs can only be listed on the Ambiguity Index, administrivia pages (and similar), and archives.

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Sep 4th 2022 at 4:37:34 PM

Sometimes? It's up to the mods.

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GastonRabbit The world's forgotten boy (he/him) from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I wanna be your dog
The world's forgotten boy (he/him)
Sep 4th 2022 at 4:38:23 PM

I'll look into the redirects later. Locking this since dewicking is done.

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Trope Repair Shop: Clucking Funny
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Clucking Funny is frequently misused, and it's been questioned whether it's even a trope. What should be done with it?

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