History Main / ComicallyMissingthePoint

1st Apr '18 6:55:12 PM Kid
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* A 1985 spot for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQJNObwOxl4 GMAC financing]] shows a couple at a car dealer requesting financing for a Pontiac Fiero. This sparks a swarm of miscues as the head of financing (and the Christmas Club; which he covers with a financing sign as the couple enters) thinks they are asking about an Italian car. The would-be customers then clarify it was a Pontiac; then reference the other brands General Motors produced at the time -- only for a second guy to mention that those were "not Italian cars". [[RuleOfThree After all this (and the announcer spiel)]]; the first guy now thinks the couple is buying a large number of cars and adds that they need to know what they were intending to do with all those cars.

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* A 1985 spot for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQJNObwOxl4 GMAC financing]] shows a couple at a car dealer requesting financing for a Pontiac Fiero. This sparks a swarm of miscues as the head of financing (and the Christmas Club; Club, which he covers with a financing sign as the couple enters) thinks they are asking about an Italian car. The would-be customers then clarify it was a Pontiac; Pontiac, then reference the other brands General Motors produced at the time -- only for a second guy to mention that those were "not Italian cars". [[RuleOfThree After all this (and the announcer spiel)]]; spiel)]], the first guy now thinks the couple is buying a large number of cars and adds that they need to know what they were intending to do with all those cars.
2nd Feb '18 12:11:11 PM SparkPlugTheTroper
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* ''Series/TheBigGarage'' had an episode where Scrap wanted to learn how to make friends, and asked Rusty to pretend to be a stranger so that he can have someone to practice with. Rusty then says "Hello, nice place you've got here!" to which Scrap replies with "Go away, I'm busy!" After Rusty tells Scrap that the key to making friends is to sound nice and friendly, he tries again, and Scrap responds with "Go away, I'm busy!" in a nicer tone.
18th Sep '17 3:43:22 PM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:244:[-GodwinsLaw trips over RuleOfFunny.-] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:244:[-GodwinsLaw [[caption-width-right:211:GodwinsLaw trips over RuleOfFunny.-] ]]
10th Aug '17 7:59:57 AM longWriter
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* ''Series/TheMrPotatoHeadShow'': Several of the show's jokes use this. For instance, after Mr. Potato Head showed his "[[BrownNote masterpiece script]]" to Queenie, she screamed at the top of her lungs and fell over. As she was on the floor moaning, "the horror...the horror..." Mr. Potato Head asked her, "So...you don't like it?"
24th Apr '17 11:04:56 PM justanid
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Compare AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering, BaitAndSwitchComment, {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, FailedASpotCheck, NotActuallyTheUltimateQuestion, ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne, TheDitz, MistakenForProfound, NeedAHandOrAHandjob, and InsaneTrollLogic (logic that consists of comically missing the point).

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Compare AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering, BadNewsInAGoodWay, BaitAndSwitchComment, {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, FailedASpotCheck, NotActuallyTheUltimateQuestion, ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne, TheDitz, MistakenForProfound, NeedAHandOrAHandjob, and InsaneTrollLogic (logic that consists of comically missing the point).
22nd Dec '16 6:04:06 AM Iampureevil
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* A commercial for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWY3kkGpDbs&feature=trueview-instream Heineken Light Beer]] has Creator/NeilPatrickHarris try to drink the bottle of beer during the commercial. They explain to him that he is not allowed to drink the beer during the commercial; he keeps up trying to come up with ways to get around the restrictions, all of which are comically missing the point that no one is allowed to drink any sort of alcoholic beverages during American commercials.

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* A commercial for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWY3kkGpDbs&feature=trueview-instream com/watch?v=Z0rHoykA80w Heineken Light Beer]] has Creator/NeilPatrickHarris try to drink the bottle of beer during the commercial. They explain to him that he is not allowed to drink the beer during the commercial; he keeps up trying to come up with ways to get around the restrictions, all of which are comically missing the point that no one is allowed to drink any sort of alcoholic beverages during American commercials.
4th Sep '16 3:00:17 PM Lorialet
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* ''WebVideo/EdgarAllanPoesMurderMysteryDinnerParty'': When Poe's romantic rival Eddy is found dead, head plunged in his plate of soup, EVERYONE gets their turn at completely misconstruing the events of the evening as Poe desperately tries to state that ThisIsReality. Has to be expected for writers.
** H.G. Wells thinks it's a game and sticks his head in the soup too.
** Charlotte Brontë corrects him: [[EntertaininglyWrong they're supposed to wait out turns to stick their head in the soup]].
** George Eliot imagines that this is the beginning of a game... investigating the nature of the soup.
** Louisa May Alcott understands that they should rather investigate the murder... for the murder mystery game. She then proceeds to read her character card, and wait untill this somehow solves the murder mystery.
** Ernest Hemingway thinks everyone has gone mad... the murder mystery game must be solved logically, looking for the motive of the murder.
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4th Sep '16 2:59:38 PM Lorialet
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[[folder: Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/EdgarAllanPoesMurderMysteryDinnerParty'': When Poe's romantic rival Eddy is found dead, head plunged in his plate of soup, EVERYONE gets their turn at completely misconstruing the events of the evening as Poe desperately tries to state that ThisIsReality. Has to be expected for writers.
** H.G. Wells thinks it's a game and sticks his head in the soup too.
** Charlotte Brontë corrects him: [[EntertaininglyWrong they're supposed to wait out turns to stick their head in the soup]].
** George Eliot imagines that this is the beginning of a game... investigating the nature of the soup.
** Louisa May Alcott understands that they should rather investigate the murder... for the murder mystery game. She then proceeds to read her character card, and wait untill this somehow solves the murder mystery.
** Ernest Hemingway thinks everyone has gone mad... the murder mystery game must be solved logically, looking for the motive of the murder.
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25th Jul '16 3:51:49 PM nombretomado
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* ''CyranoDeBergerac'': InUniverse: Cyrano (a BrokenAce [[TheGrotesque with an enormous nose]]) [[ShoutOut invokes two famous historical romances (Cesar and Cleopatra, Tito and Berenice)]] and compares himself to the Cesar and Tito to justify why he cannot win the beautiful Roxane’s love. The point is that Cesar and Tito were loved not because they were fair, but they were highly charismatic leaders (like Cyrano himself, as his best friend Le Bret lampshades). Given that Cyrano is a BrokenAce and certainly this point would be obvious to him, this shows us how talking about love he will always deceive himself.

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* ''CyranoDeBergerac'': ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'': InUniverse: Cyrano (a BrokenAce [[TheGrotesque with an enormous nose]]) [[ShoutOut invokes two famous historical romances (Cesar and Cleopatra, Tito and Berenice)]] and compares himself to the Cesar and Tito to justify why he cannot win the beautiful Roxane’s love. The point is that Cesar and Tito were loved not because they were fair, but they were highly charismatic leaders (like Cyrano himself, as his best friend Le Bret lampshades). Given that Cyrano is a BrokenAce and certainly this point would be obvious to him, this shows us how talking about love he will always deceive himself.
6th Jun '16 3:57:28 PM Prfnoff
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* Yellow is prone to moments like this in the [[Advertising/MAndMs M&M's]] advertisements. In one instance, he, Red, and several people are held up at a convenience store and their captor threatens to eat one of his hostages. Yellow automatically assumes he's intending to eat one of the humans. There's also the following exchange, which also doubles as an ActorAllusion considering that Yellow is voiced by ''Series/LawAndOrder'' semi-regular J.K. Simmons.

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* Yellow is prone to moments like this in the [[Advertising/MAndMs M&M's]] advertisements. In one instance, he, Red, and several people are held up at a convenience store and their captor threatens to eat one of his hostages. Yellow automatically assumes he's intending to eat one of the humans. There's also the following exchange, which also doubles as an ActorAllusion considering that Yellow is voiced by ''Series/LawAndOrder'' semi-regular J.K. Simmons.Creator/JKSimmons.
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