It's a fairly common practice in the wiki to make puns based on pre-existing trope titles. Outside of this wiki, this is called a "snowclone", where in a sentence "X is the new Y", X and Y can be substituted for anything the speaker wants to use.
But very often, this new trope will have nothing whatsoever to do with its namesake. (And that's bad.)
This is Chekhov's Pun -- the title (but not concept) is taken from Chekhov's Gun, a common target of the various punners that frequent YKTTW. Nightmare Fuel, Nightmare Retardant, Nightmare Dreams, Nightmare Valley, and Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant suggest that this is happening to another trope, though those are directly related to the original article.
Not to be confused with Brick Joke, where a seemingly throw-away pun that is used once makes a return later.
This category has the following 14 subcategories, out of 14 total.
- ► Hollywood Style (4 C, 66 P)
- ► Infauxmation Desk (1 C, 99 P)
- ► Made of Index (11 P)
- ► Our Tropes Are Different (1 C, 37 P)
- ► The Power of Index (26 P)
- ► Rule of Index (5 C, 9 P)