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* In the ''Series/SesameStreet'' video "Elmo's Sing-Along Guessing Game", Elmo is the host of a quiz show where everything that can go wrong ''does'' go wrong, including no less than three changes in hosts in the same program (specifically, from Elmo to Mr. Johnson to the floor director back to Elmo), hosts having a pretty bad habit of answering questions when the contestants take too long (though Elmo does manage to control himself by the end), contestants disappearing and only reappearing when the next question is about to be answered, and [[ItMakesSenseInContext a clueless bus driver who doesn't know the way to Cincinnati]].
13th Sep '17 3:18:26 AM StFan
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* Referenced and parodied by Music/BillBailey right at the beginning of ''Part Troll'' when explaining why he can't tell traditional jokes. He tends to bail out because:
--> Three blokes go into a pub. One of them is a little bit stupid, and the whole scene unfolds with a tedious inevitability! ''(slumps, shuffles about for a moment)''
* Stephen K. Amos claims that his entire life can be summed up in the phrase, "A black family moves in next door to a white family... hilarity ensues!"
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* Similarly, ''Comicbook/TinyTitans''. Especially at Wayne Manor and Pet Club.

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* Similarly, ''Comicbook/TinyTitans''.''ComicBook/TinyTitans''. Especially at Wayne Manor and Pet Club.



* In The Amazing ComicBook/SpiderMan #606, Black Cat refers to her ability to cause people to have bad luck as "hilarity ensues" powers after causing Spider-Man to fall off a building with a criminal he'd just caught.

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* In In'' The Amazing ComicBook/SpiderMan ComicBook/SpiderMan'' #606, Black Cat refers to her ability to cause people to have bad luck as "hilarity ensues" powers after causing Spider-Man to fall off a building with a criminal he'd just caught.



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* ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' uses a similar phrase to describe the typical plot of an episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}''. Jason complains to Andy that the restaurant where he's scheduled an impressive party is removing foreign cheeses from its menu, finishing with "I just know madcap hijinks will come of this!"
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-->'''Spike''': "Let me guess. Someone pulls out the sword... The demon wakes up, and wackiness ensues."

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-->'''Spike''': "Let --->'''Spike:''' Let me guess. Someone pulls out the sword... The demon wakes up, and wackiness ensues."



-->'''Willow''': "So we made a triangle with our bodies, and that's when I called Xander 'obtuse' and he got really grumpy. And then Dawn said we were 'acute' triangle and, well... hilarity ensued."

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-->'''Willow''': "So --->'''Willow:''' So we made a triangle with our bodies, and that's when I called Xander 'obtuse' "obtuse" and he got really grumpy. And then Dawn said we were 'acute' "acute" triangle and, well... hilarity ensued."



-->'''Jeff''': "If you're lying to me, if my father isn't coming, if a car pulls up and anyone other than my father steps out, say an actor or you in a wig, if you pull any Ferris Bueller, Parent Trap, Three's Company, FX, [=FX=]2: the Deadly Art of Illusion bull*[[SoundEffectBleep beep]]* I will beat you. And there will be nothing madcap or wacky about it."
** On the other hand, the beating was pretty hilarious.

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-->'''Jeff''': "If -->'''Jeff:''' If you're lying to me, if my father isn't coming, if a car pulls up and anyone other than my father steps out, say an actor or you in a wig, if you pull any Ferris Bueller, Parent Trap, Three's Company, FX, [=FX=]2: the Deadly Art of Illusion bull*[[SoundEffectBleep beep]]* bull ''[[SoundEffectBleep beep]]'' I will beat you. And there will be nothing madcap or wacky about it."
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On the other hand, the beating was pretty hilarious.



* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': Although it's not mentioned, John meeting Sherlock leads to well...you know....''[[WeirdnessMagnet crazy]]'' situations.

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* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': Although it's not mentioned, John meeting Sherlock leads to well... you know....know... ''[[WeirdnessMagnet crazy]]'' situations.



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* ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' uses a similar phrase to describe the typical plot of an episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}''. Jason complains to Andy that the restaurant where he's scheduled an impressive party is removing foreign cheeses from its menu, finishing with "I just know madcap hijinks will come of this!"

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* ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' uses a similar phrase ''Wrestling/{{WWE}}'' Superstars, especially faces, will constantly assault their bosses in kayfabe. The most popular of these is Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin constantly beating up owner Wrestling/VinceMcMahon. He has threatened arrest and termination, but has [[ForTheEvulz preferred to describe get revenge out of a sadistic pleasure in making him suffer]]. In the typical plot of an episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}''. Jason complains to Andy that real world, even if the restaurant where he's scheduled an impressive party is removing foreign cheeses employer was in the wrong, assaulting your boss and/or co-workers results in termination, prison and likely being blacklisted from its menu, finishing with "I just know madcap hijinks will come of this!"virtually every industry even delivering newspapers or flipping hamburgers.



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* ''Wrestling/{{WWE}}'' Superstars, especially faces, will constantly assault their bosses in kayfabe. The most popular of these is Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin constantly beating up owner Wrestling/VinceMcMahon. He has threatened arrest and termination, but has [[ForTheEvulz preferred to get revenge out of a sadistic pleasure in making him suffer]]. In the real world, even if the employer was in the wrong, assaulting your boss and/or co-workers results in termination, prison and likely being blacklisted from virtually every industry even delivering newspapers or flipping hamburgers.

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* ''Wrestling/{{WWE}}'' Superstars, especially faces, will constantly assault "Hilarity ensues" is a good way to describe what happens when Orks go to war in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' because, to the Orks, it really is hilarious -- they're having a great time, and the more fire and dismemberment you can arrange, the more fun it is! To say that everyone else in the galaxy does not reciprocate the Orks' feelings on warfare and Ork invasions would be an understatement. For another perspective, an Ork Waaagh!, or campaign, is referred to in the background as a mix between a [[CrazyAwesome holy war and a pub crawl.]]
* Tends to pop up whenever anything involving ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' is discussed. Indeed, the latest release features slogans down the bottom, including one ''requiring'' hilarity to ensue.
* Actively invoked in ''TabletopGame/TeenagersFromOuterSpace'', where, should the mood be getting too serious, it's expected that the players make it funnier. There are actual instructions in the rule book to also interrupt any romantic moment getting too romantic with...[[DropTheCow anything]].
* ''TabletopGame/{{Fiasco}}'' also has this written into the rules. In set-up, people create characters by defining
their bosses relationships to each other, motivations and attached places and objects, meaning that everyone is automatically placed at cross-purposes to each other, usually with elements written with such a tone as to encourage the creation of UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist-type characters. There are only two outcomes in kayfabe. The most popular of ''Fiasco'' - Good and Bad - and these are either determined by the other players on the table by consensus for your character, or determined by you at a penalty of allowing the other players on the table to determine whatever ridiculous thing your character is Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin constantly beating up owner Wrestling/VinceMcMahon. He has threatened arrest actually doing to succeed or fail at. The result is that everything soon goes spectacularly wrong, and termination, but has [[ForTheEvulz preferred after half of the game is played, an event called "The Tilt" happens which adds a bunch of extra, awful events on top of everything that inevitably is already going wrong. The mechanics make it very difficult for characters to get revenge have a happy ending, with getting out of a sadistic pleasure in making him suffer]]. In the real world, even if the employer was in the wrong, assaulting your boss and/or co-workers results in termination, prison situation back where you started but with a bunch of fresh physical and likely emotional scars being blacklisted from virtually every industry even delivering newspapers or flipping hamburgers.about as best as a player can hope for unless they get really lucky. That said, most players like to [[BlackComedy play to lose]].



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* Referenced and parodied by Music/BillBailey right at the beginning of ''Part Troll'' when explaining why he can't tell traditional jokes. He tends to bail out because:
--> Three blokes go into a pub. One of them is a little bit stupid, and the whole scene unfolds with a tedious inevitability! ''(slumps, shuffles about for a moment)''
* Stephen K. Amos claims that his entire life can be summed up in the phrase, "A black family moves in next door to a white family... hilarity ensues!"
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* "Hilarity ensues" is a good way to describe what happens when Orks go to war in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' because, to the Orks, it really is hilarious -- they're having a great time, and the more fire and dismemberment you can arrange, the more fun it is! To say that everyone else in the galaxy does not reciprocate the Orks' feelings on warfare and Ork invasions would be an understatement. For another perspective, an Ork Waaagh!, or campaign, is referred to in the background as a mix between a [[CrazyAwesome holy war and a pub crawl.]]
* Tends to pop up whenever anything involving ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' is discussed. Indeed, the latest release features slogans down the bottom, including one ''requiring'' hilarity to ensue.
* Actively invoked in ''TabletopGame/TeenagersFromOuterSpace'', where, should the mood be getting too serious, it's expected that the players make it funnier. There are actual instructions in the rule book to also interrupt any romantic moment getting too romantic with...[[DropTheCow anything]].
* ''TabletopGame/{{Fiasco}}'' also has this written into the rules. In set-up, people create characters by defining their relationships to each other, motivations and attached places and objects, meaning that everyone is automatically placed at cross-purposes to each other, usually with elements written with such a tone as to encourage the creation of UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist-type characters. There are only two outcomes in ''Fiasco'' - Good and Bad - and these are either determined by the other players on the table by consensus for your character, or determined by you at a penalty of allowing the other players on the table to determine whatever ridiculous thing your character is actually doing to succeed or fail at. The result is that everything soon goes spectacularly wrong, and after half of the game is played, an event called "The Tilt" happens which adds a bunch of extra, awful events on top of everything that inevitably is already going wrong. The mechanics make it very difficult for characters to have a happy ending, with getting out of the situation back where you started but with a bunch of fresh physical and emotional scars being about as best as a player can hope for unless they get really lucky. That said, most players like to [[BlackComedy play to lose]].
%% Zero Context Example, please elaborate * CardsAgainstHumanity. Need I say more.
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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this at the end of this [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail155.html Strong Bad Email]]. "And his first guest... is hilarity!"
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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this at the end of this [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail155.html Strong Bad Email]]. "And his first guest... is hilarity!"



* [[http://www.tuckermax.com Web Author]] Creator/TuckerMax uses "hilarity ensues" in the titles of his short stories on occasion, e.g. "Tucker ruptures appendix, hilarity ensues". Or "Tucker fucks fat girl, hilarity ensues". Also used in inverted form once, with the story, "Tucker tries buttsex; Hilarity does not ensue."
** Which is a lie. It ensued, all right. [[BlatantLies Just not for Tucker...]]
* The entirety of ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}''. Yes, all of it.
* FanFic/UninvitedGuests. So the borderline insane and chaotic soldiers burn down their own barracks and decides to move into the barracks of division right next to them, which is led by a rational captain who just wants everything to go all normal. '''MADNESS ENSUES'''

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* [[http://www.tuckermax.com Web Author]] Creator/TuckerMax uses "hilarity ensues" in the titles of his short stories on occasion, e.g. "Tucker ruptures appendix, hilarity ensues". Or "Tucker fucks fat girl, hilarity ensues". Also used in inverted form once, with the story, "Tucker tries buttsex; Hilarity does not ensue."
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" Which is a lie. It ensued, all right. [[BlatantLies Just not for Tucker...]]
* %%* The entirety of ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}''. Yes, all of it.
* FanFic/UninvitedGuests.''Fanfic/UninvitedGuests''. So the borderline insane and chaotic soldiers burn down their own barracks and decides to move into the barracks of division right next to them, which is led by a rational captain who just wants everything to go all normal. '''MADNESS ENSUES'''



* Players in a [[WebVideo/TheGuild Guild]] meet in real life for the first time. Hilarity Ensues.

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* ''WebVideo/TheGuild'': Players in a [[WebVideo/TheGuild Guild]] Guild meet in real life for the first time. Hilarity Ensues.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':



-->'''Homer''': Gabriella's baby shower will be invaded by terrorists... with sexy results.
-->'''Moe''': Ooh! That's unexpected. What else?
-->'''Homer''': Well, Sister Bernadette will leave the convent and start a softball team... with sexy results.

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-->'''Homer''': --->'''Homer:''' Gabriella's baby shower will be invaded by terrorists... with sexy results.
-->'''Moe''': Ooh! That's unexpected. What else?
-->'''Homer''': Well, Sister Bernadette will leave the convent and start a softball team...
terrorists... with sexy results.\\
'''Moe:''' Ooh! That's unexpected. What else?\\
'''Homer:''' Well, Sister Bernadette will leave the convent and start a softball team... with sexy results.



** Similarly, people confused the family film ''Film/JackFrost1998'' with ''Film/JackFrost1997''.

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** * Similarly, people confused the family film ''Film/JackFrost1998'' with ''Film/JackFrost1997''.



10th Sep '17 2:59:54 AM Silverblade2
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* Me, SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}, in... well, any- and everything I happen to appear in actually. I've considered attempting to usurp the throne of [=Hilarityensusia=], but I've concluded that it's probably, like, a LOT more appropriate to be the court jester, instead. Now, if I could only find a way to by-pass his JokerImmunity and off SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker...

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* Me, SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}, ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}, in... well, any- and everything I happen to appear in actually. I've considered attempting to usurp the throne of [=Hilarityensusia=], but I've concluded that it's probably, like, a LOT more appropriate to be the court jester, instead. Now, if I could only find a way to by-pass his JokerImmunity and off SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker...ComicBook/TheJoker...
29th May '17 9:01:18 PM Nitramy
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Sometimes certain additional criteria are included with the hilarity to help classify it, i.e. "hilarity ensues, but not in the romcom sense, but rather in the sense of Film/TheStoryOfRicky".
26th Apr '17 11:05:19 AM TheBigBopper
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* ''VideoGame/{{Runbow}}'' is this when there's a good amount of players present, especially the maximum of ''NINE'' players at once. Even more hectic on the stages with tricky platforming, and if you want more hilarity, set the items to "Chaos" before starting a local game or private online room.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Runbow}}'' is this when there's a good amount number of players present, especially the maximum of ''NINE'' players at once. Even more hectic on the stages with tricky platforming, and if you want more hilarity, set the items to "Chaos" before starting a local game or private online room.



* Thomas Wilde and Dan Birlew's [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/gamecube/file/535836/2204 Resident Evil Plot Analysis]] frequently uses the phrases "hilarity ensues" when giving the preliminary outline to the plot of a game. Since the games involve zombies, mutants, {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s, and vast amounts of death, it's safe to say this is ''slightly'' ironic...

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* Thomas Wilde and Dan Birlew's [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/gamecube/file/535836/2204 Resident Evil Plot Analysis]] frequently uses the phrases "hilarity ensues" when giving the preliminary outline to the plot of a game. Since the games involve zombies, mutants, {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s, and a vast amounts number of death, deaths, it's safe to say this is ''slightly'' ironic...



* There are an enormous amount of hilarious accidents that happen to people but which people come out of alright. The Internet would be made out of these videos and photos if it weren't for cats (half the cat videos are these situations anyway). These could have resulted in debilitating injuries but everything worked out and a good laugh was had and remembered down the years.

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* There are an enormous amount a great number of hilarious accidents that happen to people but which people come out of alright. The Internet would be made out of these videos and photos if it weren't for cats (half the cat videos are these situations anyway). These could have resulted in debilitating injuries but everything worked out and a good laugh was had and remembered down the years.
10th Apr '17 10:08:34 PM JMQwilleran
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* A key part of the concept on ''Anime/{{Himawari}}'' Himawari has decided to attend a school for ninja, despite knowing little about ninja other than what she's learned from a television show and the fact her life was once saved by a ninja when she was very young. Meanwhile, her classmates are all already far more advanced. Naturally, hilarity ensues.
10th Apr '17 9:11:57 PM Mineboot45
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** Similarly, people confused the family film ''Film/JackFrost1998'' with ''Film/JackFrost1997''.
15th Jan '17 1:18:57 PM revfitz
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* [[http://revfitz.com/msi187.html This]]''Mr. Square'' is a self parody on it's weekly updates, "I'm deppressed blah blah something random" followed by a panel with nothing but "Hillarity Ensues!"

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* [[http://revfitz.com/msi187.html com/issue187 This]]''Mr. Square'' is a self parody on it's weekly updates, "I'm deppressed blah blah something random" followed by a panel with nothing but "Hillarity Ensues!"
8th Oct '16 12:38:34 PM N1KF
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Variants include "...with hilarious consequences" (more common in the UK), "wackiness ensues", and "hijinks ensue." In extreme cases "wacky hijinks ensue." Both hijinks ''and'' hilarity are often "aplenty." Compare SillinessSwitch, when the hilarity is a choice in an otherwise serious medium.

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Variants include "...with hilarious consequences" (more common in the UK), "wackiness ensues", and "hijinks ensue." In extreme cases "wacky "[[BreadEggsBreadedEggs wacky hijinks ensue.ensue]]." Both hijinks ''and'' hilarity are often "aplenty." Compare SillinessSwitch, when the hilarity is a choice in an otherwise serious medium.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', Gumball, Darwin, and Anais are trying to sneak out of a theater without getting caught. When Gumball gets stuck to "fossilized soda" on the floor, Darwin suggests that Gumball might have to [[NakedPeopleAreFunny take off his clothes]] and try to escape leading to all sorts of wacky shenanigans. [[WrongGenreSavvy That doesn't happen]].



* A lot of times, little kids manage to pull this off. When a three-year-old calls Uncle Bob fat or says that Grandpa sure has a lot of gray in his hair, it tends to be kind of funny. When ''you'' do it, expect to get a lot of {{death glare}}s aimed your way. They even [[Series/KidsSayTheDarndestThings built a whole series on this]].

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* A lot of times, little kids [[InnocentlyInsensitive manage to pull this off.off]]. When a three-year-old calls Uncle Bob fat or says that Grandpa sure has a lot of gray in his hair, it tends to be kind of funny. When ''you'' do it, expect to get a lot of {{death glare}}s aimed your way. They even [[Series/KidsSayTheDarndestThings built a whole series on this]].



* There are an enormous amount of hilarious accidents that happen to people but which people come out of alright. The Internet would be made out of these videos and photos if it wasnt for cats (half the cat videos are these situations anyway). These could have resulted in debilitating injuries but everything worked out and a good laugh was had and remembered down the years.

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* There are an enormous amount of hilarious accidents that happen to people but which people come out of alright. The Internet would be made out of these videos and photos if it wasnt weren't for cats (half the cat videos are these situations anyway). These could have resulted in debilitating injuries but everything worked out and a good laugh was had and remembered down the years.
19th Aug '16 9:21:07 PM BriefCasey795
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* ''VideoGame/Runbow'' is this when there's a good amount of players present, especially the maximum of ''NINE'' players at once. Even more hectic on the stages with tricky platforming, and if you want more hilarity, set the items to "Chaos" before starting a local game or private online room.

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* ''VideoGame/Runbow'' ''VideoGame/{{Runbow}}'' is this when there's a good amount of players present, especially the maximum of ''NINE'' players at once. Even more hectic on the stages with tricky platforming, and if you want more hilarity, set the items to "Chaos" before starting a local game or private online room.
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