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Why has no one added Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide series? That series thrives on this. Granted, it's given a brief mention in the Chekhov's Gun article, but I have to admit that I don't really see the difference between these two articles, and if anything Hitchhiker seems like it belongs here, if not both articles. Besides, it really deserves much more mention than it was given, period—take, for instance, Agrajag, or the Mice (which I at first assumed were the inspiration for the text in the link to the Chekhov article from this article), or the chapter about potatoes and the Silastic Armorfiends of Striterax. I would add mention of these things myself, but I'm new to editing here and don't quite understand Wiki Words well enough.

Working Title: Split What Happened to the Mouse?: From YKTTW

Idea: Perhaps someone with a much better understanding of the later Haruhi Suzumiya Novels could add something about her request for a slider in to the example here?


Does anyone here remember the Energizer Bunny commercials that did this? Do you remember them well enough to write up an entry for them?


I couldn't find an appropriate place in the article to put this joke, but I wanted to write it somewhere because it's my favourite brick joke:
  • Q: How do you fit four elephants in a mini?
    • A: Two in the front, two in the back.
  • Q: How do you know if there's an elephant in your fridge?
    • A: There are footprints in the butter.
  • Q: How do you know if there are two elephants in your fridge?
    • A: You hear giggling when you close the door.
  • Q: How do you know if there are three elephants in your fridge?
    • A: You can't close the door.
  • Q: How do you know if there are four elephants in your fridge?
    • A: There's a mini parked outside.


Another option, and perhaps the only "Tabletop Games" option that I know of:

The Magic: the Gathering expansion set entitled "Future Sight." Every card in it was supposedly from the "future" of the game, and had some really odd stuff that people thought was just a one time mechanic. So far, several have actually come into new sets.


The 8-Bit Theater entry, with the page title 'The Longest Setup in Webcomic History' (appropriately), has a setup time of eight years and eleven months, which according to Brian Clevinger was planned from the start. I think this may be a world record. I checked the entries for Literature, which I naturally assumed to be where any contender was. It appeared any contender was not actually a 'joke' in the sense that it wasn't actually comedic but was more of some really heavy foreshadowing (See: Harry Potter). Ron White's 'Tater Salad' story went on for twenty years, and was most certainly comedic, but was in no way planned by any involved party. Can anyone else confirm?