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3rd May '16 8:44:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* The film ''RatRace'' parodies this -- right when the novelty of the Bus of Lucys should be wearing thin for Owen, he gets a windshield-full of literal cow.

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* The film ''RatRace'' ''Film/RatRace'' parodies this -- right when the novelty of the Bus of Lucys should be wearing thin for Owen, he gets a windshield-full of literal cow.
20th Feb '16 1:44:07 AM Doug86
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* ''ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' parodied their own inability to end sketches in a similar manner to the Pythons: In one episode the now traditional shopkeeper sketch (in which Stephen is a very strange shopkeeper and Hugh a StraightMan customer) ends with Hugh accusing Stephen of ramping up the weirdness because he doesn't know how the sketch ends. Stephen assures him the sketch ''does'' have an ending, and he'll just go and get the script to prove it. It takes Hugh a while to realise he's not coming back.

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* ''ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' parodied their own inability to end sketches in a similar manner to the Pythons: In one episode the now traditional shopkeeper sketch (in which Stephen is a very strange shopkeeper and Hugh a StraightMan customer) ends with Hugh accusing Stephen of ramping up the weirdness because he doesn't know how the sketch ends. Stephen assures him the sketch ''does'' have an ending, and he'll just go and get the script to prove it. It takes Hugh a while to realise he's not coming back.
26th Jan '16 8:40:33 PM darthpaul
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* Referenced in an episode of ''Series/NorthernExposure'', when Chris ''plans'' to hurl a cow from his homemade catapult as performance art, but changes his mind after being told the Pythons did this in their film; he wanted to create original art, not imitate a movie. [[spoiler:He flings a piano instead.]]
19th Jan '16 10:38:43 AM nombretomado
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* Taken literally, sort of, by AbbottAndCostello during one of their live TV performances in the 1950s. In the middle of performing one of their many army skits, what appeared to be a cow (or a cow costume, to be more precise) suddenly fell from the rafters onto Costello, knocking him to the floor and causing Abbott and the rest of the cast to have a WTF? moment as Costello tossed the costume aside and the skit continued (all the while the audience is in hysterics). Since A&C occasionally incorporated faked flubs into their performances, it's unclear whether this was an actual mishap, or was intentional. It can be seen on a rare 1980s VHS release of A&C bloopers.

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* Taken literally, sort of, by AbbottAndCostello Creator/AbbottAndCostello during one of their live TV performances in the 1950s. In the middle of performing one of their many army skits, what appeared to be a cow (or a cow costume, to be more precise) suddenly fell from the rafters onto Costello, knocking him to the floor and causing Abbott and the rest of the cast to have a WTF? moment as Costello tossed the costume aside and the skit continued (all the while the audience is in hysterics). Since A&C occasionally incorporated faked flubs into their performances, it's unclear whether this was an actual mishap, or was intentional. It can be seen on a rare 1980s VHS release of A&C bloopers.
30th Dec '15 3:59:42 AM Waddle
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[VideoGame/EarthwormJim Cow launched.]]]]
13th Dec '15 9:58:36 PM BattleMaster
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** [[VideoGameBaldursGate The first game]] actually had a spell (available only via cheat code) called Summon Cow that would drop a cow on the target's head for decent (but not nearly as much as the Wild Surge version) damage.

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** [[VideoGameBaldursGate The first game]] actually had a spell [[LethalJokeWeapon spell]] (available only via cheat code) called Summon Cow that would drop a cow on the target's head for decent (but not nearly as much as the Wild Surge version) damage.
13th Dec '15 9:57:18 PM BattleMaster
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** [[VideoGameBaldursGate The first game]] actually had a spell (available only via cheat code) called Summon Cow that would drop a cow on the target's head for decent (but not nearly as much as the Wild Surge version) damage.
9th Dec '15 8:56:48 PM IncoG5nito
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* The Creator/{{Univision}} long-runner ''Sábado Gigante'' featured ''El chacal de la trompeta'' ("The Jackal of the Trumpet"), a hooded figure who was featured in a contest very similar to ''Gong'' and would blow a beat-up trumpet to stop and eliminate the bad singers.
8th Dec '15 8:19:46 PM SgtFrog1
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** ''"It's The Arts"'' has a more subtle example: an interviewer is interviewing the last known relative of mostly-unknown German baroque composer Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern-schplenden-schlitter-crasscrenbon-fried-digger-dangle-dungle-burstein-von-knacker-thrasher-apple-banger-horowitz-ticolensic-grander-knotty-spelltinkle-grandlich-grumblemeyer-spelterwasser-kurstlich-himbleeisen-bahnwagen-gutenabend-bitte-eine-nurnburger-bratwustle-gerspurten-mit-zweimache-luber-hundsfut-gumberaber-shönedanker-kalbsfleisch-mittler-raucher von Hautkopft of Ulm. Said relative ''literally dies of old age'' before the interviewer can even ask a single question due to one too many repetitions of the composer's OverlyLongName.
27th Nov '15 10:54:11 AM nombretomado
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* Used in the early episodes of ''SaturdayNightLive''; averted in recent episodes, resulting in fans and critics complaining that ''SNL'''s sketches are [[OverlyLongGag overly long gags]] with thin premises. That's true in some cases, but not all.

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* Used in the early episodes of ''SaturdayNightLive''; ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''; averted in recent episodes, resulting in fans and critics complaining that ''SNL'''s sketches are [[OverlyLongGag overly long gags]] with thin premises. That's true in some cases, but not all.
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