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Basic Trope: A character protests against something, which they are immediately shown doing.

  • Straight: Alice says there's no way she's joining a football team. Cut to her playing a football match.
  • Exaggerated: Alice says there's no way she's joining a football team. Cut to her playing a football match at the World Cup.
  • Justified:
    • Alice has always had trouble saying no.
    • Alice is Unstuck in Time, and has got used to this kind of thing happening in-universe.
  • Inverted: Alice is playing football. Cut to her insisting she's never going to play football again.
  • Subverted: Alice says there's no way she's joining a football team. Cut to her standing in exactly the same place, looking smug: "I told you I'd never join the football team."
  • Double Subverted: [[[Beat]]] And then cut to her playing a football match.
  • Parodied: Alice says there's no way she's joining a sports team. Cut to her wearing a hula dress. "What the..."
  • Deconstructed: Alice is repeatedly talked into doing things she doesn't want to. Eventually she stops hanging out with her so-called "friends".
  • Reconstructed: Alice gripes about how she always gets talked into stuff, but sticks around because she secretly enjoys the wacky hijinks her friends cause.
  • Zig Zagged: Alice says there's no way she's joining a football team. Cut to her standing on the football field, which was just an Imagine Spot - she's really on the American football field, where she's immediately buried under the other players. But fortunately, that was All Just a Dream. And her football match starts in an hour, so she'd better hurry.
  • Averted:
    • Alice is simply shown at a football match without any form of protest preceding it.
    • Alternatively: Alice says she will never join the football team, and she never does.
  • Enforced:
    • The writers are parodying a work that famously contained a Gilligan Cut.
    • It would be dull and unnecessary to show the conversation by which Alice is persuaded to change her mind, plus it's just funnier to show it with a Jump Cut.
  • Lampshaded:
    • After the cut, Alice looks around and wonders how she suddenly got on a football field.
    • Alternatively: The narrator says, "But of course, you know what refusing ends up leading to."
  • Invoked: Alice, who has a lot of Medium Awareness, is Briar Patching so that she may join the football team effortlessly.
  • Exploited: Alice is visibly surprised by suddenly being on a football field, and tentatively says "And I will absolutely never own my own yacht!"
  • Defied:
    • Alice, before protesting against being on the football team, checks the script to make sure this won't happen.
    • "...and don't think you can get around it by just flash-forwarding to me already on the team!"
  • Discussed: After Alice protests against being on the football team, Bob warns her about Tempting Fate like that.
  • Conversed: Alice mentions that her favourite character is always subject to these cuts.

There's no way you'll make me click on the link back to Gilligan Cut! I can't believe they made me click on the link back to Gilligan Cut!

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