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28th Jun, 2020 04:20:47 PM

If they disapprove of the fad, It Will Never Catch On (especially if it has become become permanently mainstream in real life).

If they approve, This Is Going to Be Huge (especially if it really was a passing fad in real life).

Edited by KD
28th Jun, 2020 06:14:53 PM

True, but those are individual reactions. I'm thinking something along the lines of Sick Episode where the trope refers to an entire episode of a show about it.

28th Jun, 2020 06:19:50 PM

Are you just asking about episodes that are focused on a fad, like an episode of a '70s cop show set at a disco, or do the characters actually have to reference and react to it as a fad?

29th Jun, 2020 07:14:36 PM

The characters actually have to reference and react to it as a fad.


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