Apr 27, 2018
Special Day After Thanksgiving Hangover TV Tropes Terminology Time
You know that thing when a sitcom character writes a play and it’s totally about all the other sitcom characters, and in the play she (sorry not sorry it is always a she) reveals how she feels about them FOR REALS? Of course you do, because it happens ALL THE TIME. Don’t you wish you had a name for that thing?
We spent valuable minutes – MINUTES, people – searching TVtropes.org to find out what that’s called and it turns out IT DOESN’T EVEN HAVE A NAME! SERIOUSLY! They have a name for a Mary Sue and a Replacement Goldfish and a Troubled Backstory Flashback, but no name for the play-within-a-sitcom scenario. INPEACH TV TROPES. But have no fear, HNTPaderos, this problem is now solved with the introduction of our brand new term, the Chamber Monsoon.
Since we’re mad with power and get to name this thing whatever we wanted since we invented it, the Chamber Monsoon is your newest tv trope. It is named after both Diane Chambers, famed Cheers and Frasier character, and Saffron Monsoon, from Absolutely Fabulous. It is faster than a Manic Pixie Dream Girl and more euphonious than a Red Herring. And it is reminiscent of a “tempest in a teapot,” which is pretty much what happens whenever this device appears on a tv show.
Here is your latest Chamber Monsoon, and why we’ve been stuck surfing TV Tropes all day. Britcom Fresh Meat aired it’s version of this newly-christened trope Monday night.
Even aside from being our inspiration, Fresh Meat is well worth looking into. It’s sort of a Young Ones meets Friends thing about college students, but much better than that description would imply, because we realize that does not actually sound very good. The cast is top notch and the soundtrack is effortlessly hip in the way that only the English can do. They played Can during a sex scene back in season two, you guys. Are we going to link to that? Nope! Because it is now your job to trawl through the whole of the Fresh Meat video clips over on YouTube or pony up some coin to watch full episodes over on Hulu Plus, because what the hell else are you going to do today?