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24th Jun '17 9:37:10 AM nombretomado
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* In the ''JudgeDee'' book ''The Chinese Lake Murders'', while the Judge has been occupied, his LovableSexManiac assistant Ma Joong has been talking with other servants. When the Judge finds him again, he is at the end of a joke (or autobiographical anecdote) which concludes "... and that was when the bed broke."

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* In the ''JudgeDee'' ''Literature/JudgeDee'' book ''The Chinese Lake Murders'', while the Judge has been occupied, his LovableSexManiac assistant Ma Joong has been talking with other servants. When the Judge finds him again, he is at the end of a joke (or autobiographical anecdote) which concludes "... and that was when the bed broke."
17th Jun '17 10:13:58 AM nombretomado
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* KurtVonnegut was fond of mentioning the punch line of his favorite dirty joke: "Keep your hat on. We may wind up miles from here." We never did find out the rest.

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* KurtVonnegut Creator/KurtVonnegut was fond of mentioning the punch line of his favorite dirty joke: "Keep your hat on. We may wind up miles from here." We never did find out the rest.
16th Jun '17 7:37:29 PM SomberCaelifera
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* ''Series/NightCourt'' had, as a RunningGag, this punchline: "Twenty dollars, same as in town!" There were occasional variations like "So Literature/AnnaKarenina says, 'Twenty rubles, same as in St. Petersburg." This one's originally [[http://www.hipsoda.com/wiki/index.php?title=Twenty_dollars,_same_as_in_town about a nun]].

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* ''Series/NightCourt'' had, as a RunningGag, this punchline: "Twenty dollars, same as in town!" There were occasional variations like "So Literature/AnnaKarenina says, 'Twenty rubles, same as in St. Petersburg." This one's originally [[http://www.hipsoda.com/wiki/index.php?title=Twenty_dollars,_same_as_in_town about a nun]].nun.
16th Jun '17 7:24:53 PM SomberCaelifera
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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', Wash (and the audience) come in just as Shepard Book finishes telling an anecdote that has the rest of the crew in hysterics: "No! There wasn't one among the brethren had the heart to say anything. He was so ''proud'' of it!"

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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', Wash (and the audience) come in just as Shepard Shepherd Book finishes telling an anecdote that has the rest of the crew in hysterics: "No! There wasn't one among the brethren had the heart to say anything. He was so ''proud'' of it!"
11th Jun '17 3:06:03 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''XXXenophile'' story "Hoisters", we get the punchline

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* In the ''XXXenophile'' ''ComicBook/XXXenophile'' story "Hoisters", we get the punchline
8th Jun '17 6:06:24 AM luiz4200
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* ''WesternAnimation/PennZeroPartTimeHero'': "Larry Manor" has Larry saying what seems to be the punchline of a joke, only for Rippen to reveal that there was no setup to begin with.
-->'''Rippen:''' You can't just yell random punchlines and expect people to figure out the setup!
30th May '17 2:48:59 PM thatother1dude
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* It was a running gag on ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' to hear Stinky telling the end of a story about his favorite flavor of pudding at the beginning of a scene. All the audience would ever hear is "...and that's why lemon pudding is my favorite pudding." We never got to hear why.
** This was also a running gag with Lila often telling a farm related joke and one instance where Helga was imitating Lila.
-->So then the farmer said: "Butter? I thought you said 'udder'!"
-->So then the farmer said: "Whatever you do, don't touch that cow!"
-->So then the farmer said: "That's no kid, that's a baby goat!"
-->So then Miriam said: "New beeper? I thought you said 'zookeeper'!"

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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'':
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It was a running gag on ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' to hear Stinky telling the end of a story about his favorite flavor of pudding at the beginning of a scene. All the audience would ever hear is "...and that's why lemon pudding is my favorite pudding." We never got to hear why.
** This was also a running gag with of scenes cutting into Lila often telling a farm related joke and one instance where Helga was imitating Lila.
-->So -->''So then the farmer said: "Butter? I thought you said 'udder'!"
-->So
'udder'!"\\
So
then the farmer said: "Whatever you do, don't touch that cow!"
-->So
cow!"\\
So
then the farmer said: "That's no kid, that's a baby goat!"
-->So
goat!"\\
So
then Miriam [[CallingParentsByTheirName Miriam]] said: "New beeper? I thought you said 'zookeeper'!"'zookeeper'!''"



* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'': A recurring gag with Lila.
29th May '17 8:40:56 PM Benthelame
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See also OrphanedSetup, SubvertedPunchline, LateToThePunchline, LostInTransmission, NoodleImplements and ForgottenTrope.

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See also OrphanedSetup, SubvertedPunchline, LateToThePunchline, LostInTransmission, NoodleImplements NoodleImplements,FauxFinalLine and ForgottenTrope.
17th May '17 2:34:35 PM Shadoboy
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** ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsHitAndRun'': "...leaving the famous bearded cartoon creator incarcerated in a Peruvian jail."

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** ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsHitAndRun'': "...leaving [[Creator/MattGroening the famous bearded cartoon creator creator]] incarcerated in a Peruvian jail."
14th May '17 12:15:41 PM DarkHunter
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* ''LetsPlay/{{Raocow}}'' sometimes does this with his video editing, as he tries to cut out boring parts for the sake of his audience. However, since he [[TalkativeLoon rambles]] near constantly, when the video resumes it often does so on a NonSequitur. Granted, raocow's rambling often results in [[BreathlessNonSequitur non-sequiturs regardless]].
-->'''raocow''': ''[break in video]''--and I am not a time-ologist, unfortunately.
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