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17th Feb '18 4:08:33 PM Gamermaster
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* When Amitie agrees to be interrogated by the TSAB in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaReflection'', she specifically asks for Fate to be the one to do it. Nanoha theorizes it's because Fate is a kind girl, and Vita tells her to take things seriously. After the interrogation is over, Fate asks Amitie why she was chosen specifically, and Amitie says it's because she looked like a kind girl.
17th Jan '18 1:00:20 PM eroock
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In a masterclass on playwriting, Alan Ayckbourn mentions this {{trope}} specifically, calling it "The Plant". Early on, one of his two demonstration actors mentions that he has an urge to sneeze when sexually aroused. Then at the very end:

->'''Actress:''' Do you think we could become more than friends?\\
'''Actor:''' Aaaachoo!
8th Jan '18 5:50:46 AM Cryoclaste
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* The Canadian Progressive band, {{Rush}}, pulled something akin to one: the last song of their album, ''AFarewellToKings'', is "Cygnus X-1", the tale of an astronaut who pilots his vessel into the eponymous black hole, hoping to use it as an "astral door"; it ends with him seemingly torn apart. The "A" side of their next album, ''Hemispheres'', details the struggle between the gods of Reason and Passion to "rule the hearts of man". The struggle erupts into all-out war, which is only interrupted when... the astronaut from "Cygnus X-1" emerges into their midst.

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* The Canadian Progressive band, {{Rush}}, Music/{{Rush}}, pulled something akin to one: the last song of their album, ''AFarewellToKings'', is "Cygnus X-1", the tale of an astronaut who pilots his vessel into the eponymous black hole, hoping to use it as an "astral door"; it ends with him seemingly torn apart. The "A" side of their next album, ''Hemispheres'', details the struggle between the gods of Reason and Passion to "rule the hearts of man". The struggle erupts into all-out war, which is only interrupted when... the astronaut from "Cygnus X-1" emerges into their midst.
4th Dec '17 7:31:08 PM ngh93
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' has a minivan couple visit Radiator Springs, apparently lost. The residents ask them to buy something there, but they don't. The rest of the movie happens. Then during the credits, the couple appears again still lost in the desert and the husband has seemingly gone crazy.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' has a minivan couple visit Radiator Springs, apparently lost. The residents ask them to buy something there, but they don't. The rest of the movie happens. Then during [[TheStinger after the credits, credits]], the couple appears again still lost in the desert and the husband has seemingly gone crazy.
4th Nov '17 1:25:42 AM Shadoboy
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* A similar joke tells about a farmer with a talking pig which annoys him greatly and so he tries diverse methods of sending him away, but [[TheCatCameBack the pig always returns]] and complains about being abandoned "You're so mean. That was really far. Why don't you say you don't hate me already? You heartless monster". At the end the farmer puts the pig in a rocket and never sees him again.
** Then after a couple of jokes, the next one is about a concert expecting a big name singer. The public gets excited when a limo pulls up, but it turns out to be (insert another celebrity). Then a tour bus comes by, but it's another celebrity. Then an helicopter, same result. Then a UFO comes by... "You're so mean. That was really far. Why don't you say you don't hate me already? You heartless monster".
29th Oct '17 1:18:12 AM Marr965
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* One anonymous poster on 4chan replied to a post, stating that he "didn't have a slowpoke slow enough for this", and that he'd be back two years later. [[http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/686/066/0e7.jpg He was.]]
23rd Sep '17 8:54:33 PM nombretomado
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* On July 8, 1958, New York Yankees manager Casey Stengel gave testimony before the Senate Anti-Trust and Monopoly Subcommittee. During the mid-20th century, Stengel and Yogi Berra were both thought to be {{Baseball}}'s premiere {{Cloudcuckoolander}}s. However, with his [[InnerMonologue Stream Of Consciousness]] "Literature/{{Jabberwocky}}"-like [[http://www.baseball-almanac.com/quotes/casey_stengel_senate_testimony.shtml testimony]], Stengel revealed that he was really the BunnyEarsLawyer of baseball. And the brick joke? That would be Mickey Mantle's OneLiner at the very end.

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* On July 8, 1958, New York Yankees manager Casey Stengel gave testimony before the Senate Anti-Trust and Monopoly Subcommittee. During the mid-20th century, Stengel and Yogi Berra were both thought to be {{Baseball}}'s UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}}'s premiere {{Cloudcuckoolander}}s. However, with his [[InnerMonologue Stream Of Consciousness]] "Literature/{{Jabberwocky}}"-like [[http://www.baseball-almanac.com/quotes/casey_stengel_senate_testimony.shtml testimony]], Stengel revealed that he was really the BunnyEarsLawyer of baseball. And the brick joke? That would be Mickey Mantle's OneLiner at the very end.
21st Sep '17 7:43:51 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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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 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!]]

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* One very long variation of the brick joke goes like this- this:
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An airplane had 100 bricks in it. One brick falls out. How many are left? [[AntiHumor 99, of course.]] ]]
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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.
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What are the 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.
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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.]] ]]
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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!]]
20th Sep '17 8:57:08 PM PaulA
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* In one issue of Batman, ComicBook/TheJoker is in Arkham Asylum, seen talking to his therapist in a bit involving a literal Brick Joke.
20th Sep '17 8:52:16 PM PaulA
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* In the first scene of ''Theatre/BostonMarriage'', Anna's maid reports that the cook has quit, and also that she "said as how you could kiss her arse. Till... She said some holiday, but I've forgot it." In the final scene, the maid comes in with an apparently urgent announcement, only to be repeatedly shushed -- but when she does get to deliver it, it's only that she's finally remembered that the holiday in question was Michaelmas.
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