Men Competing for the Same Woman
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Conservative Trope Examples
- Jason (Jason Segel) and Ronnie (Chris O'Dowd) compete for Desi's (Megan Fox) attention, with Ronnie saying "mine" after they both notice her swimming in a bikini.
- Mark (Colin Firth) angrily tells Daniel (Hugh) to step outside of Bridget's (Renée Zellweger) apartment and when they both are outside Mark says "I should have done this year ago" and proceeds to punch him square in the face. Daniel asks him "what the f*ck do you think you're doing" and Mark responds "this" before punching him in the face again. Instead of trying to break up the fight, Bridget's friend runs into a restaurant and excitedly yells "fight! Well, quick! It's a real fight!" and four waiters and the manager run outside to watch and egg on two grown men fight in a scene that lasted an absurdly long two minutes and thirty-eight seconds.Other Tropes: Assault Played for Laughs
- Ted (Ben Stiller), Healy (Matt Dillon), Tucker (Lee Evans) & later Dom (Chris Elliott) all compete for Mary's attention throughout the movie trying to win her over. She is depicted as the cliched perfect woman who likes to do things that women are falsely stereotyped are not liking.
- Zack (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) and Slater (Mario Lopez) barge into Kelly's (Tiffani-Amber Thiessen) bedroom to demand she pick one of them as her date to prom.
- Zack (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) and Slater (Mario Lopez) nearly come to blows competing over who gets to date Kelly Kapowski. Zach even accuses Slater of trying "to move in on my girl" as if she is property to have dibs on. He also says, "think of the man hours I put in" over the past 2 years as if that entitles him to date her as she is the "reward" for the work put in.Other Tropes: Women Depicted as a Prize to be Won or Owned