Trope Workshop:Comically Short List

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Attention workers, we have completed our evaluation of the plant. We regret to announce the following lay-offs, which I will read in alphabetical order:

  • Simpson, Homer.
That is all.

A "List" that is so short it doesn't seem appropriate to call it a list (probably no more than 2 items). Even so, it is presented in a "list format".

An obsessed list-maker is frequently responsible for a Comically Short List.

Contrast Long List.

Examples of Comically Short List include:

Live-Action TV[edit | hide]

Oral Tradition, Myths and Legends[edit | hide]

Western Animation[edit | hide]

  • In The Simpsons, after Homer's workplace is bought out, he is fired. Even though Homer is the only person on the list, Horst takes the time to state the list is in alphabetical order.

Other Media[edit | hide]