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21st Jan '18 1:19:46 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'': Skits '''live''' on this trope. Typically, a character is built around one single joke, becomes a recurring character and can run for ''years'' and even get a ''movie'' with nothing but variations on the original joke (see: ''Film/ItsPat'' and ''MacGruber''.)

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* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'': Skits '''live''' on this trope. Typically, a character is built around one single joke, becomes a recurring character and can run for ''years'' and even get a ''movie'' with nothing but variations on the original joke (see: ''Film/ItsPat'' and ''MacGruber''.''Film/MacGruber''.)
17th Nov '17 7:50:52 AM MegaMarioMan
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* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'': An in-universe example, Calvin has the philosophy that if a novelty Christmas song is funny the first time, it's funny ''every'' time. His parents disagreed.

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* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'': An in-universe example, Calvin [[http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1992/12/16 has the philosophy philosophy]] that if a novelty Christmas song is funny the first time, it's funny ''every'' time. His parents disagreed.mom disagrees.
23rd Aug '17 6:10:55 AM CosmicFerret
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* ''{{Garfield}}'': Garfield likes lasagna and hates Mondays.

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* ''{{Garfield}}'': ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'': Garfield likes lasagna and hates Mondays.
7th Jul '17 6:30:21 AM ading
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* ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' has a recurring joke where whenever the main villain wants to TakeOverTheWorld, the Critic plays a clip from ''Film/StreetFighter'' with M. Bison saying "OF COURSE!"
3rd Jun '17 11:36:37 AM nombretomado
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* ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway'': The cast (usually Colin) will take a hilarious moment from early in the episode and use it in everything from then on out. Usually this works out in their favor, as repeating it over and over tends to genuinely be funny (see: MEOW!). Subverted in one episode: during the infamous "TAPIOOOOCA!" fiasco during a game of ''Greatest Hits'' that left Ryan in stitches, Colin later tried to repeat the magic to try to crack Ryan up again, but Ryan signals that he doesn't find it that funny anymore and they continue without missing a beat.

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* ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway'': ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'': The cast (usually Colin) will take a hilarious moment from early in the episode and use it in everything from then on out. Usually this works out in their favor, as repeating it over and over tends to genuinely be funny (see: MEOW!). Subverted in one episode: during the infamous "TAPIOOOOCA!" fiasco during a game of ''Greatest Hits'' that left Ryan in stitches, Colin later tried to repeat the magic to try to crack Ryan up again, but Ryan signals that he doesn't find it that funny anymore and they continue without missing a beat.
27th Mar '17 5:06:08 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''Series/GetSmart'', Max would often use a joke that went like this:
-->'''Smart:''' (Insert an impressive sounding, but very absurd claim.)
-->'''Listener:''' I find that hard to believe.
-->'''Smart:''' Would you believe (insert a less impressive, but still absurd claim)?
-->'''Listener:''' No.
-->'''Smart:''' How about (insert a claim that sounds pathetic)?
9th Oct '16 9:17:16 AM erforce
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* ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'': All of the sequels have characters restating lines and jokes from the first film, for seemingly no reason other than the RuleOfFunny.

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* ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'': All of the ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' sequels have characters restating lines and jokes from the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl first film, film]], for seemingly no reason other than the RuleOfFunny.
25th Jul '16 11:56:49 AM ading
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25th Jun '16 11:57:49 AM Morgenthaler
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-->3. Someone else asks: �But who dares to tell [[BadBoss the general]] that he did a mistake?� Rhetorically, of course, since nobody ever dares to tell the general this.

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-->3. Someone else asks: �But "But who dares to tell [[BadBoss the general]] that he did a mistake?� mistake?" Rhetorically, of course, since nobody ever dares to tell the general this.
25th Jun '16 11:57:21 AM Morgenthaler
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-->3. Someone else asks: “But who dares to tell [[BadBoss the general]] that he did a mistake?” Rhetorically, of course, since nobody ever dares to tell the general this.

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