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21st Jul '16 2:48:29 PM mariic
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''[[HypocryticalHumor (Cut to Adolf Hitler, juggling three fish while riding a unicycle)]]''

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''[[HypocryticalHumor ''[[HypocriticalHumor (Cut to Adolf Hitler, juggling three fish while riding a unicycle)]]''
21st Jul '16 2:48:07 PM mariic
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''[Cut to Adolf Hitler, juggling three fish while riding a unicycle]''

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''[Cut ''[[HypocryticalHumor (Cut to Adolf Hitler, juggling three fish while riding a unicycle]''unicycle)]]''
15th Jul '16 7:55:48 AM BKelly95
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* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' featured this a lot as well.

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* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' featured this a lot as well.well, being a {{Mockumentary}}.
** Sometimes, the gag is to clarify or contradict a character's statement.
-->'''Lucille:''' I love all my children equally.
-->''Cut to earlier that day.''
-->'''Lucille:''' I don't care for Gob.
** Other times, the gag clarifies a comment by displaying a pop culture reference to a work that [[ShowWithinAShow only exists in the show's universe]]:
-->'''Michael:''' We're here for Motherboy.
-->'''Desk Clerk:''' You realize that's not the band.
-->''Cut to a Music/{{Kiss}}-like band.''
-->'''Narrator:''' Motherboy was also the name of a heavy metal band that rocked pretty hard throughout the seventies. We are legally obligated to make this distinction.
** Sometimes, the gag is played with.
-->'''Tobias:''' But we've had some good times.
-->''Cut to an all white screen with the caption "Footage not found".''



* This is a staple of anecdotal story-telling comedians such as MikeHarding, BillyConnolly and JasperCarrott. Connolly's story about the mystery man found dying in a street in Edinburgh - he turned out to be an illegal immigrant who fell out of the wheel-well of an aircraft - takes up to half an hour to tell with LOTS of digressions and cutaways. And as for his re-telling of the Gospel as if Jesus had come to [[ViolentGlaswegian Glasgow]] rather than Galillee...

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* This is a staple of anecdotal story-telling comedians such as MikeHarding, BillyConnolly Creator/MikeHarding, Creator/BillyConnolly and JasperCarrott.Creator/JasperCarrott. Connolly's story about the mystery man found dying in a street in Edinburgh - he turned out to be an illegal immigrant who fell out of the wheel-well of an aircraft - takes up to half an hour to tell with LOTS of digressions and cutaways. And as for his re-telling of the Gospel as if Jesus had come to [[ViolentGlaswegian Glasgow]] rather than Galillee...Galillee...
* Creator/JerrySeinfeld is another comic who uses the Cutaway Gag in his act.
-->''Then the pilot comes on about what he's gonna do. "And here's how I'm gonna do it. I'm gonna take it up to fifty thou. Then, I'm gonna hang a left at Chicago." And we're like "Fine. Just get us to where it says on the ticket." Do I bother him? Tell him what I'm doing? "I'm having the peanuts now. I'm not gonna have them all now 'cause it's such a big bag."''
3rd Jul '16 5:07:50 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'' fan video [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2tzccbTaog Mantax Facts PSA]] makes very liberal use of them. Many are non-sequiter, but all are funny. The last one is even discussed as an example of how ''not'' to do one of these.

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* The ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'' ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'' fan video [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2tzccbTaog Mantax Facts PSA]] makes very liberal use of them. Many are non-sequiter, but all are funny. The last one is even discussed as an example of how ''not'' to do one of these.
23rd Jun '16 1:26:14 AM gewunomox
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* A cutaway gag in "Quagmire's Mom" referencing Peter's "karaoke phase" has Peter, for no adequately explained reason, wait through the opening to the TheWho song "Baba O'Riley", the ENTIRE OPENING, before answering a question that Lois asks him.

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* A cutaway gag in "Quagmire's Mom" referencing Peter's "karaoke phase" has Peter, for no adequately explained reason, wait through the opening to the TheWho Music/TheWho song "Baba O'Riley", the ENTIRE OPENING, before answering a question that Lois asks him.
23rd May '16 10:14:15 AM Doug86
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* The 2011 Thanksgiving special involved Kevin Swanson returning home and admitting he went [=AWOL=] from the army. Peter refers to him as a "regular Benedict Arnold Drummond". Cut to the producers hopelessly confused and looking for a tape of [[DiffrentStrokes Gary Coleman]] in a Napoleon hat. After giving up, they just put in one of the [[TheWizardOfOz Cowardly Lion]] as LindsayLohan's OB/GYN.

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* The 2011 Thanksgiving special involved Kevin Swanson returning home and admitting he went [=AWOL=] from the army. Peter refers to him as a "regular Benedict Arnold Drummond". Cut to the producers hopelessly confused and looking for a tape of [[DiffrentStrokes [[Series/DiffrentStrokes Gary Coleman]] in a Napoleon hat. After giving up, they just put in one of the [[TheWizardOfOz Cowardly Lion]] as LindsayLohan's OB/GYN.
22nd May '16 5:06:26 PM LinTaylor
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''(Back in the [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble present/future]])\\

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''(Back in the [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble present/future]])\\present/future]])''\\
22nd May '16 5:05:59 PM LinTaylor
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* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' uses this on occasion. In ''History of Trunks Abridged'', Trunks asks Gohan what his father was like, and we cut away to Vegeta beating a young Gohan senseless.
-->''' Vegeta:''' So what?! You think having a dad as a Super Saiyan makes you better than me?!\\
'''Kid Gohan:''' No!\\
'''Vegeta:''' ''(continues punching Gohan)'' Wrong answer!\\
''(Back in the [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble present/future]])\\
'''Future Gohan:''' ...He had a lot to prove.
18th Apr '16 6:06:35 AM MoonByte
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*A few Youtubers (vloggers as well as Let's Players) enjoy doing this as they mention something, then cut to a video in an entirely different setting where they demonstrate in an outragous way what they said, only to switch back to the original video with the camera on their straight or severly disturbed face.
2nd Apr '16 7:08:42 AM twilicorn
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* ''Series/FullerHouse'': In the episode ''Secrets, Lies and Firetrucks'', Right after Danny explains how he pulled some strings. Cut to the filming of filming the reunion show, where he is apparently letting the firehouse chief ''sing'' on television[[note]]then discreetly telling the cameraman that they'll have the singing edited out[[/note]].

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* ''Series/FullerHouse'': In ''Series/FullerHouse'' does this in the episode ''Secrets, Lies and Firetrucks'', Right right after Danny explains how he pulled some strings. Cut to the filming of filming the reunion show, where he is apparently letting the firehouse chief ''sing'' on television[[note]]then television, and then discreetly telling the cameraman that they'll have the singing edited out[[/note]].out.
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