History Main / BrickJoke

14th Aug '17 11:47:48 AM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* Admit it--you've had something like this happen in real life.
30th Jul '17 5:59:44 AM Tdarcos
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Arguably, what is probably the longest brick joke in history occurs in the series finale of ''Series/{{Newhart}}'', where Bob is hit on the head, and wakes up in bed with his wife Emily ''from his previous series'' Series/TheBobNewhartShow as a parody of the "ItWasAllADream'' story line in the series ''Series/{{Dallas}}'', implying the series ''Newhart'' is a dream Bob has each night.

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Arguably, what is probably the longest brick joke in history occurs in the series finale of ''Series/{{Newhart}}'', where Bob is hit on the head, and wakes up in bed with his wife Emily ''from his previous series'' Series/TheBobNewhartShow as a parody of the "ItWasAllADream'' "ItWasAllADream" story line in the series ''Series/{{Dallas}}'', implying the series ''Newhart'' is a dream Bob has each night.
30th Jul '17 5:59:03 AM Tdarcos
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Arguably, what is probably the longest brick joke in history occurs in the series finale of ''Series{{Newhart}}'', where Bob is hit on the head, and wakes up in bed with his wife Emily ''from his previous series'' Series/TheBobNewhartShow as a parody of the "ItWasAllADream'' story line in the series ''Series/{{Dallas}}'', implying the series ''Newhart'' is a dream Bob has each night.

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Arguably, what is probably the longest brick joke in history occurs in the series finale of ''Series{{Newhart}}'', ''Series/{{Newhart}}'', where Bob is hit on the head, and wakes up in bed with his wife Emily ''from his previous series'' Series/TheBobNewhartShow as a parody of the "ItWasAllADream'' story line in the series ''Series/{{Dallas}}'', implying the series ''Newhart'' is a dream Bob has each night.
30th Jul '17 5:58:23 AM Tdarcos
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Arguably, what is probably the longest brick joke in history occurs in the series finale of ''Series{{Newhart}}'', where Bob is hit on the head, and wakes up in bed with his wife Emily ''from his previous series'' Series/TheBobNewhartShow as a parody of the "ItWasAllADream'' story line in the series ''Series/{{Dallas}}'', implying the series ''Newhart'' is a dream Bob has each night.
28th Jul '17 6:30:11 PM Kartoonkid95
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* During the prologue of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidArielsBeginning'', a pair of overweight mermaids try to catcall King Triton, to which he sheepishly gestures back. Much later, during the finale, the same, now-elderly merpeople perform the scenario again.
26th Jul '17 7:14:33 PM sheika
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Named after an [[http://www.madfigs.com/parables/brick.php old joke]], which seems at first blush to be a pair of unrelated jokes. At the end of the first joke, a brick is tossed away, leaving the confused listener without a {{punchline}}. At the end of the second joke, the brick returns [[UnspokenPlanGuarantee and the listener falls on the floor laughing]]. For bonus points, the teller can tell an actual unrelated joke in between. Sometimes, the '''Brick Joke''' structure of introducing a seemingly irrelevant feature only to return to it much later, after the audience has largely forgotten about it, can be used for drama as well as comedy; only in drama, it's known as the ChekhovsGun.

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Named after an [[http://www.madfigs.com/parables/brick.php old joke]], which seems at first blush to be a pair of unrelated jokes. At the end of the first joke, a brick is tossed away, leaving the confused listener without a {{punchline}}. At the end of the second joke, the brick returns [[UnspokenPlanGuarantee and the listener falls on the floor laughing]]. For bonus points, the teller can tell an actual unrelated joke in between. Sometimes, the '''Brick Joke''' Brick Joke structure of [[ChekhovsGun introducing a seemingly irrelevant feature only to return to it much later, later]], after the audience has largely forgotten about it, can be used for drama as well as comedy; only in drama, when that feature was a joke, it's known as the ChekhovsGun.
ChekhovsGag.
22nd Jun '17 4:57:40 PM anonymousAmethyst
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---> "And my wife sent me ... to my room." "Which is where I wanted to be in the first place."

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---> "And my wife sent me ... to my room." (smile) "Which is where I wanted to be in the first place."
22nd Jun '17 4:54:07 PM anonymousAmethyst
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* One very long variation of the brick joke goes like this- An airplane had 100 bricks in it. One brick falls out. How many are left? [[AntiHumor 99, of course.]] What are the three steps to put an elephant in the fridge? 1. Open the door. 2. Put the elephant in. 3. Close the door. What are the three steps to put a horse in the fridge? 1. Open the door. 2. Take the elephant out. 3. Put the horse in. 4. Close the door. It was a lioness' birthday party, and since she was a very social lion, she invited every animal in the world to come. Who didn't make it? Why, the horse. [[YouBastard It couldn't get out of the fridge with its hooves.]] A little old lady was walking through a swamp infested with crocodiles, and no one who went in there came back out uninjured before. However, the old lady made it through just fine. Why? Because the crocodiles were all at the party! Later, the little old lady was walking through a meadow in a park, but was rushed to the hospital just a few minutes later. Why was that? [[CallBack Because the brick fell on her!]]

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* One very long variation of the brick joke goes like this- An airplane had 100 bricks in it. One brick falls out. How many are left? [[AntiHumor 99, of course.]] What are the three steps to put an elephant in the fridge? 1. Open the door. 2. Put the elephant in. 3. Close the door. What are the three four steps to put a horse in the fridge? 1. Open the door. 2. Take the elephant out. 3. Put the horse in. 4. Close the door. It was a lioness' birthday party, and since she was a very social lion, she invited every animal in the world to come. Who didn't make it? Why, the horse. [[YouBastard It couldn't get out of the fridge with its hooves.]] A little old lady was walking through a swamp infested with crocodiles, and no one who went in there came back out uninjured before. However, the old lady made it through just fine. Why? Because the crocodiles were all at the party! Later, the little old lady was walking through a meadow in a park, but was rushed to the hospital just a few minutes later. Why was that? [[CallBack Because the brick fell on her!]]



---> "And my wife sent me ... to my room." (Smile) "Which is where I wanted to be in the first place."

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---> "And my wife sent me ... to my room." (Smile) "Which is where I wanted to be in the first place."
26th May '17 10:00:28 AM LtFedora
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* [[http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/roger-moore-dead-died-james-bond-airport-story-anecdote-signature-a7752636.html This anecdote]] involving a young boy who once met Creator/RogerMoore at the airport and was initially saddened that his name was not really Film/JamesBond. Moore convinced him that he was James Bond, but had to sign his name as "Roger Moore" because Blofeld might find out where he was. The young fan met him again years later, and Sir Roger made the same gentlemanly snarker.
13th May '17 1:16:13 PM Jeduthun
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Named after an [[http://www.madfigs.com/parables/brick.php old joke]], which seems at first blush to be a pair of unrelated jokes. At the end of the first joke, a brick is tossed away, leaving the confused listener without a punchline. At the end of the second joke, the brick returns [[UnspokenPlanGuarantee and the listener falls on the floor laughing]]. For bonus points, the teller can tell an actual unrelated joke in between. Sometimes, the '''Brick Joke''' structure of introducing a seemingly irrelevant feature only to return to it much later, after the audience has largely forgotten about it, can be used for drama as well as comedy; only in drama, it's known as the ChekhovsGun.

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Named after an [[http://www.madfigs.com/parables/brick.php old joke]], which seems at first blush to be a pair of unrelated jokes. At the end of the first joke, a brick is tossed away, leaving the confused listener without a punchline.{{punchline}}. At the end of the second joke, the brick returns [[UnspokenPlanGuarantee and the listener falls on the floor laughing]]. For bonus points, the teller can tell an actual unrelated joke in between. Sometimes, the '''Brick Joke''' structure of introducing a seemingly irrelevant feature only to return to it much later, after the audience has largely forgotten about it, can be used for drama as well as comedy; only in drama, it's known as the ChekhovsGun.
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