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29th Nov '16 5:00:39 PM Vir
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* Well before Gabe Kotter, Gracie Allen also had a long line of strange relatives to wrap up episodes of ''TheBurnsAndAllenShow''. All George needed to do was ask "So Gracie, what's new with your Uncle Charlie?", then sit back and react while Gracie spoke for three minutes.

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* Well before Gabe Kotter, Gracie Allen also had a long line of strange relatives to wrap up episodes of ''TheBurnsAndAllenShow''.''Series/TheBurnsAndAllenShow''. All George needed to do was ask "So Gracie, what's new with your Uncle Charlie?", then sit back and react while Gracie spoke for three minutes.



* This is done a fair bit by ''TheSimpsons'', e.g. the episode where Mr. Burns captures the Loch Ness Monster. The episode ends with the monster working at a casino, and it and Homer talk about the low quality of the casino's cocktails.
** Another episode of the ''TheSimpsons'' shows TheSummation being interrupted by Otto Mann running in and shouting, "Surf's up!", and then the show ended with some shots of random ''Simpsons'' characters surfing.

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* This is done a fair bit by ''TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', e.g. the episode where Mr. Burns captures the Loch Ness Monster. The episode ends with the monster working at a casino, and it and Homer talk about the low quality of the casino's cocktails.
** Another episode of the ''TheSimpsons'' shows TheSummation being interrupted by Otto Mann running in and shouting, "Surf's up!", and then the show ended with some shots of random ''Simpsons'' characters surfing.



** The same thing was done in''Series/SeaChange'' in which a father and son would talk about odd things on a beach.
* ''ThreesCompany'' did this a lot, but these tags are often cut in the syndicated reruns. In particular, when Suzanne Somers was phoning in her part, Chrissy's phone calls were often of the EndOfEpisodeSilliness variety.
* Governor Gatling of ''{{Benson}}'' would frequently meander off-topic with stories of his Navy and lumber mill friends. On very rare occasions, their relevance to the situation at hand became clear to anyone other than the Governor.
* ''TheSarahSilvermanProgram'' ends every episode with her talking to her dog, relating the lessons of the episode. Or at least she's supposed to. Sometimes she gets totally off-topic and invokes EndOfEpisodeSilliness.

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** The same thing was done in''Series/SeaChange'' in ''Series/SeaChange'' in which a father and son would talk about odd things on a beach.
* ''ThreesCompany'' ''Series/ThreesCompany'' did this a lot, but these tags are often cut in the syndicated reruns. In particular, when Suzanne Somers was phoning in her part, Chrissy's phone calls were often of the EndOfEpisodeSilliness End of Episode Silliness variety.
* Governor Gatling of ''{{Benson}}'' ''Series/{{Benson}}'' would frequently meander off-topic with stories of his Navy and lumber mill friends. On very rare occasions, their relevance to the situation at hand became clear to anyone other than the Governor.
* ''TheSarahSilvermanProgram'' ''Series/TheSarahSilvermanProgram'' ends every episode with her talking to her dog, relating the lessons of the episode. Or at least she's supposed to. Sometimes she gets totally off-topic and invokes EndOfEpisodeSilliness.End of Episode Silliness.
28th Nov '16 9:19:18 PM N1KF
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When a show has resolved all the conflict and tied away every loose end, and now has nothing left to do for the tag, often they bring in EndOfEpisodeSilliness, a tag which has no relevance to anything. Usually a bit of random dialogue.

Different from a DeusExMachina in that all the plot points are already taken care of. If ever a show were to have a DeusExMachina ''and'' a EndOfEpisodeSilliness, the writers would probably be smitten from above.

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When a show has resolved all the conflict and tied away every loose end, and now has nothing left to do for the tag, often they bring in EndOfEpisodeSilliness, '''End of Episode Silliness''', a tag which has no relevance to anything. Usually a bit of random dialogue.

Different from a DeusExMachina in that all the plot points are already taken care of. If ever a show were to have a DeusExMachina ''and'' a EndOfEpisodeSilliness, End of Episode Silliness, the writers would probably be smitten from above.
19th May '16 6:13:22 PM nombretomado
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* The tag for ''MyNameIsEarl'' runs alongside the credits and often has the titular Earl and his brother Randy lying in bed in their motel room and having hilariously inane discussions. Or, in one episode, dancing "The Robot" to Music/{{Styx}}'s "Mr. Roboto".

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* The tag for ''MyNameIsEarl'' ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' runs alongside the credits and often has the titular Earl and his brother Randy lying in bed in their motel room and having hilariously inane discussions. Or, in one episode, dancing "The Robot" to Music/{{Styx}}'s "Mr. Roboto".
24th Jan '16 10:27:19 AM GlassRain
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* Like Gabe Kotter, Gracie Allen also had a long line of strange realitives to wrap up episodes of ''TheBurnsAndAllenShow''.

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* Like Well before Gabe Kotter, Gracie Allen also had a long line of strange realitives relatives to wrap up episodes of ''TheBurnsAndAllenShow''.''TheBurnsAndAllenShow''. All George needed to do was ask "So Gracie, what's new with your Uncle Charlie?", then sit back and react while Gracie spoke for three minutes.
19th Nov '15 12:28:32 AM erforce
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* A post-credits scene in ''Film/TheAvengers'' has the titular characters eating in silence in a shawarma restaurant.
* Formerly named "Uncle Herbie" after the tradition in ''WelcomeBackKotter'' of ending every episode with an old joke about one of Kotter's seemingly inexhaustible supply of uncles. ("Did I ever tell you about my Uncle Herbie?", "Did I ever tell you about my Uncle Larry?", "Did I ever tell you about my Uncle Seymour?", etc, etc.)

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* A post-credits scene in ''Film/TheAvengers'' ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' has the titular characters eating in silence in a shawarma restaurant.
* Formerly named "Uncle Herbie" after the tradition in ''WelcomeBackKotter'' ''Series/WelcomeBackKotter'' of ending every episode with an old joke about one of Kotter's seemingly inexhaustible supply of uncles. ("Did I ever tell you about my Uncle Herbie?", "Did I ever tell you about my Uncle Larry?", "Did I ever tell you about my Uncle Seymour?", etc, etc.)
13th Jul '15 8:15:56 PM nombretomado
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* Also used occasionally by ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', ''ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'' -- it does seem to happen more often in animation, almost always deliberately for humorous effect.

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* Also used occasionally by ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', ''ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'' ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'' -- it does seem to happen more often in animation, almost always deliberately for humorous effect.
28th Mar '15 6:15:55 PM nombretomado
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* Also used occasionally by ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', ''FamilyGuy'', ''ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'' -- it does seem to happen more often in animation, almost always deliberately for humorous effect.

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* Also used occasionally by ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', ''FamilyGuy'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', ''ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'' -- it does seem to happen more often in animation, almost always deliberately for humorous effect.
14th Feb '15 7:12:30 PM jormis29
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** The same thing was done in an Australian TV show (''{{SeaChange}}'')in which a father and son would talk about odd things on a beach.

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** The same thing was done in''Series/SeaChange'' in an Australian TV show (''{{SeaChange}}'')in which a father and son would talk about odd things on a beach.
5th Feb '15 1:06:52 AM NESBoy
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* At the end of the ''VideoGame/BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing'' episode of ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'', after the Nerd gives his ultimate evaluation on the game, he first imagines what a commercial for the game would be like, then tries to find out how fast you could drive the truck in reverse.
4th Sep '14 9:33:37 AM dsneybuf
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* A post-credits scene in the Avengers has the titular characters eating in silence in a shawarma restaurant.

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* A post-credits scene in the Avengers ''Film/TheAvengers'' has the titular characters eating in silence in a shawarma restaurant.
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