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Oct 12th 2014 at 7:30:22 PM •••

Really? Now they've homogenized this trope's title, too? Why don't we just start calling everything "Trope #37418"?

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Oct 13th 2014 at 3:50:36 AM •••

Because numbers don't make for clear titles. Also, please don't use discussion pages as a platform for complaining about name changes.

Oct 15th 2014 at 1:33:47 AM •••

If a name is objectively bad it's an issue for the Trope Repair Shop. "Homogenized" (whatever that means here) is not enough of a reason, though.

Sep 12th 2013 at 9:00:12 PM •••

If this is going to be restricted to comedic examples then a separate similar trope needs to be made which is not comedic, otherwise T Vtropes is missing something.

May 1st 2012 at 8:42:04 AM •••

Does Milo Minderbinder's cornering of the Egyptian cotton market in Catch-22 count as the Ur-Example?

Jan 6th 2011 at 9:40:58 AM •••

Does anyone know of any examples of this trope that have actually worked (probably played for laughs)?

Dec 21st 2010 at 10:03:07 PM •••

1) How is Murder the Hypotenuse in any way related to this trope?

2) Does it strike anyone else as funny that this trope is misnamed in comparison to the Trope Namer, and that the trope page shows in nice clear big letters that this is the case?

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Jun 10th 2013 at 4:26:02 PM •••

1) The "logic" of Murder the Hypotenuse boils down to something like this:

Step 1: Kill rival love interest.
Step 2: ???
Step 3: My beloved will now love me instead.

They generally fail to consider how step 1 will lead to step three; in fact, it usually has the opposite effect.

2) Yeah, you're right, that is pretty funny.

Jul 4th 2010 at 10:03:54 PM •••

Unless we want to rewrite this to "Plans without a Step 2", a lot of these examples will have to be cut.

Apr 6th 2010 at 5:40:33 PM •••

  • Truth in Television: A certain corporation was giving away some of their products for free for awhile, believing that this would somehow eventually make them money. Many employees lampshaded this, referring to advertising the free products as "Collecting underpants." Said corporation was bought out less than a year later.

So, uh... which corporation was it? That information strikes me as potentially useful.