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10th Oct '17 2:51:44 PM Andyroid
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** In the second episode, Grunkle Stan looks at the counterfeit money made by Dipper and Mabel. He says, "You call that Ben Franklin? He looks like a woman!" Then six episodes later, Mabel finds a secret historical document proving that Ben secretly WAS a woman.

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** In "Legend of the second episode, Gobblewonker", Grunkle Stan looks at the counterfeit money made by Dipper and Mabel. He says, "You call that Ben Franklin? He looks like a woman!" Then six episodes later, later in "Irrational Treasure", Mabel finds a secret historical document proving that Ben secretly WAS ''was'' a woman.
3rd Oct '17 7:25:00 PM Zeoj99
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** In the second episode, Grunkle Stan looks at the counterfeit money made by Dipper and Mabel. He says, "You call that Ben Franklin? He looks like a woman!" Then six episodes later, Mabel finds a secret historical document proving that Ben secretly WAS a woman.
1st Oct '17 12:33:39 PM RacattackForce
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1st Oct '17 12:27:16 PM RacattackForce
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** When Steven talks to Peridot for the first time in "Marble Madness", he lists off the names of some of his friends and family in a quick joke. Seasons later, in the season 4 finale "I Am My Mom", this list is used by Homeworld to locate and kidnap said people for the Zoo.

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** When Steven talks to Peridot for the first time in season one's "Marble Madness", he lists off the names of some of his friends and family in a quick joke. Seasons Over eighty episodes later, in the season 4 four finale "I Am My Mom", this list is used by Homeworld to locate and kidnap said people for the Zoo.Zoo.
* ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw'' has a quick joke in the episode "Backward to School Night", where time traveler Cavendish nearly gets run over by a car and his partner Dakota acts oddly indifferent about the near-death incident. A few episodes later, in "The Island of Lost Dakotas", it's revealed why he was so blasé about it: [[spoiler: [[TheyKilledKennyAgain Cavendish dies with such regularity]] that Dakota has created a system where he goes back in time to prevent his partner's constant deaths, then has the prior version of himself go off to live on a deserted island to minimize temporal irregularities.]]
18th Sep '17 3:21:03 PM PixelKnight
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18th Sep '17 3:21:02 PM PixelKnight
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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' is littered with Chekhov's Gags, though discerning which gags were intentional setups and which were just [[CallBack called back]] to is difficult. Of particular note here is the scene where [[OnlySaneMan Wash]] and the Red and Blue teams (whom Wash regards as complete idiots by this point in the story) are arguing about the pronunciation of "EMP," with the others saying it as "ehmp." During the climax in the next episode when Wash activates the EMP, the ''computer itself'' uses "ehmp."
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29th Aug '17 5:17:21 AM hubakon1368
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* In [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6461902 this rewrite]] of ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', [[ComicBook/BlackWidow Natasha]] is asked if she wants to try and lift [[OnlyTheChosenMayWield Mjölnir]] and she replies "That's not a question I need answered" like in the movie. In the FinalBattle against Ultron, she lifts Mjölnir and she, along with the ComicBook/ScarletWitch, decimate Ultron. When her teammates see her holding Mjölnir she replies, [[CallBack "I told you it wasn't a question I needed answering."]]

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* {{Creator/madsthenerdygirl}}'s ''Fanfic/MCURewrites'': In [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6461902 this the rewrite]] of ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', [[ComicBook/BlackWidow Natasha]] is asked if she wants to try and lift [[OnlyTheChosenMayWield Mjölnir]] and she replies "That's not a question I need answered" like in the movie. In the FinalBattle against Ultron, she lifts Mjölnir and she, along with the ComicBook/ScarletWitch, decimate Ultron. When her teammates see her holding Mjölnir she replies, [[CallBack "I told you it wasn't a question I needed answering."]]
20th Aug '17 5:14:04 AM Siempie
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* At the start of ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'', the solar-powered DeathRay can't fire right away because it's [[{{Irony}} warming up]]. At the climax of the film, [[spoiler: the gun used to de-power Titan]] won't fire right away because it's warming up.
--> '''Megamind:''' Oh, {{you have got to be kidding me}}! [[MisplacedRetribution Minion]], [[IfWeSurviveThis if I live]], ''[[IllKillYou I will kill you]]!''
14th Aug '17 12:56:07 PM Gosicrystal
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The first gag is always a set-up for whatever will happen later, though ideally it doesn't seem that way at first. If it isn't, then it's a regular RunningGag. If the setup is played out to be a WhatHappenedToTheMouse moment, only for it to have closure later, then it's a BrickJoke.

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The first gag is always a set-up for whatever will happen later, though ideally it doesn't seem that way at first. If it isn't, then it's a regular RunningGag. If the setup is played out to be a WhatHappenedToTheMouse moment, only for it to have closure later, then it's a BrickJoke.
BrickJoke. See also JokeAndReceive, which might have an immediate payoff courtesy of the universe that the joker wasn't expecting.
7th Aug '17 7:13:32 AM Andyroid
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* The first episode of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' ends with Mabel getting a grappling hook after Grunkle Stan allows the kids to pick any item of their choosing from his store. Nineteen episodes later, and the grappling hook saves Dipper and Mabel from falling to their deaths after a fight with Gideon.

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* The first episode of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' ends with Mabel getting a grappling hook after Grunkle Stan allows the kids to pick any item of their choosing from his store. Nineteen episodes later, and in the season finale "Gideon Rises", the grappling hook saves Dipper and Mabel from falling to their deaths after a fight with Gideon.



* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Steven tries to communicate with Centipeedle through writing, but she only writes incomprehensible squiggles, to his dismay. Later, after they've warped to the wreckage of Centy's ship, the other Gems manage to find them. When Steven asks how, they show him a stack of Centy's drawings - and explain that the squiggles are written in the Gem language.
** When Steven talks to Peridot for the first time, he lists off the names of some of his friends and family in a quick joke. Seasons later, this list is used by Homeworld to locate and kidnap said people for the Zoo.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'':
** In "Monster Reunion",
Steven tries to communicate with Centipeedle through writing, but she only writes incomprehensible squiggles, to his dismay. Later, after they've warped to the wreckage of Centy's ship, the other Gems manage to find them. When Steven asks how, they show him a stack of Centy's drawings - and explain that the squiggles are written in the Gem language.
** When Steven talks to Peridot for the first time, time in "Marble Madness", he lists off the names of some of his friends and family in a quick joke. Seasons later, in the season 4 finale "I Am My Mom", this list is used by Homeworld to locate and kidnap said people for the Zoo.
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