A few of the tropes we responded to in this episode were more abstract, and address how tropes are and should be used — Tropes Are Tools and Lampshade Hanging.
Here are the pages for the rest of the tropes and movies we referenced:
- Running Gag
- Exploding Closet
- Red Shirt
- Bull Seeing Red
- This Is Spinal Tap
- Funny Aneurysm Moment
- Every Car Is A Pinto
- James Bond (with the use of a brief clip from one of our favorite YouTube channels, the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theater.
(You also may have noticed that at the beginning we threw in some oblique references to the Villainous Crossdresser and Transexual tropes in a troubling Silence of the Lambs parody. We figure this counts as a kind of Fan Disservice.)