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25th Jun '16 9:49:21 AM supergod
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* Frequently done by Creator/ConanOBrien, in a high pitch laugh as a follow-up to a joke that no one in their right mind could possibly not get in under a second, as if the joke required any amount of explaining. "BECAUSE HE'S FAT!" According to a DVD commentary, back when Conan worked on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', he pitched that if a joke was obscure and might not work, his head would appear on the scene for a split second to explain the joke. Triumph the Insult Comic Dog also deliberately does this for humor, often explaining some of his most obvious insults to the insultees.

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* Frequently done PlayedForLaughs by Creator/ConanOBrien, in a high pitch laugh as a follow-up to a joke that no one in their right mind could possibly not get in under a second, as if the joke required any amount of explaining. "BECAUSE HE'S FAT!" According to a DVD commentary, back when Conan worked on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', he pitched that if a joke was obscure and might not work, his head would appear on the scene for a split second to explain the joke. Triumph the Insult Comic Dog also deliberately does this for humor, often explaining some of his most obvious insults to the insultees.insultees.
--->'''Triumph:''' You're nominated in the polka category. You're a polka musician. So what's your day job? (''laughs'') Because people hate polka!
25th Jun '16 8:49:41 AM supergod
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* Frequently done by Conan O'Brien, in a high pitch laugh as a follow-up to a joke that no one in their right mind could possibly not get in under a second, as if the joke required any amount of explaining. "BECAUSE HE'S FAT!" Which he'll re-explain, quickly. if one of the following jokes bombs. " -- becauseshe'sfat. According to a DVD commentary, back when Conan worked on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', he pitched that if a joke was obscure and might not work, his head would appear on the scene for a split second to explain the joke.

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* Frequently done by Conan O'Brien, Creator/ConanOBrien, in a high pitch laugh as a follow-up to a joke that no one in their right mind could possibly not get in under a second, as if the joke required any amount of explaining. "BECAUSE HE'S FAT!" Which he'll re-explain, quickly. if one of the following jokes bombs. " -- becauseshe'sfat. According to a DVD commentary, back when Conan worked on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', he pitched that if a joke was obscure and might not work, his head would appear on the scene for a split second to explain the joke.joke. Triumph the Insult Comic Dog also deliberately does this for humor, often explaining some of his most obvious insults to the insultees.
23rd Jun '16 11:39:52 AM Drakkenmensch
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** "... because the X is my PENIS."
23rd Jun '16 1:36:50 AM BleuStar365
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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb:
23rd Jun '16 1:33:49 AM BleuStar365
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'''Robin:''' Actually, Starfire, it just wasn't humorous.

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'''Robin:''' Actually, Starfire, it just wasn't humorous.\\
23rd Jun '16 1:32:49 AM BleuStar365
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'''Raven:''' Because Beast Boy lacks the large brain necessary for telling jokes.

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'''Raven:''' Because Beast Boy lacks the large brain necessary for telling jokes.\\
22nd Jun '16 7:13:25 AM Chris358
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** Howard also almost did this in ''The Vengeance Formulation'' when Bernadette didn't get a joke. Luckily, she stopped him in time with a ShutUpKiss.
21st Jun '16 3:13:36 AM TheBuddy26
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21st May '16 8:02:31 PM erforce
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* In the ''Webcomic/PvP'' arc when Robbie starts his own brewery, one of the first buildings they look at is an incredibly bad choice - so much so, that Max quote's Harold Ramis' line from Film/{{Ghostbusters}} about the firehouse more or less verbatim. Then, hearing him, Robbie barges in talking about how great the building is, and namedrops the movie, just to be sure that the dozen readers outside the actual target market get the joke.

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* In the ''Webcomic/PvP'' arc when Robbie starts his own brewery, one of the first buildings they look at is an incredibly bad choice - so much so, that Max quote's Harold Ramis' quotes Creator/HaroldRamis' line from Film/{{Ghostbusters}} ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' about the firehouse more or less verbatim. Then, hearing him, Robbie barges in talking about how great the building is, and namedrops the movie, just to be sure that the dozen readers outside the actual target market get the joke.
17th May '16 10:11:37 AM Assassin-sensei
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* This occurs in ''VisualNovel/{{Sickness}}'' the middle of an innuendo-laden dialogue about fighting:
-->'''Markus:''' There's no need to be shy. I brought some fresh meat, and now you want to beat it.\\
'''Markus:''' ...Heh. Get it? I called him meat, and implied that you want to beat his--\\
'''Andrei:''' Okay, that's enough of you.
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