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19th May '16 4:07:10 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/HotRod'': The scene where Rod locks Kevin out of the house. Rod falling down an impossibly tall hill probably counts too, as does Jonathan shouting "wait babe! wait babe! wait! BAAAAAAAAABBBBEEEEE...Wait!"

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* ''Film/HotRod'': ''Film/HotRod'':
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The scene where Rod locks Kevin out of the house. Rod falling down an impossibly tall hill probably counts too, as does Jonathan shouting "wait babe! wait babe! wait! BAAAAAAAAABBBBEEEEE...Wait!"



* An unintentional version of this is the fight scene in the 1988 ''Film/TheyLive!'' In it, the main character, a fugitive accused of murder, is trying to convince another character to put on a pair of sunglasses and thus see the aliens and their handiwork. While originally intended to last only 1-2 minutes, the fight scene was done so well that it was used unaltered, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9rrgJXfLns lasting almost 5 minutes]].
** Even better, Wrestling/RoddyPiper and Creator/KeithDavid planned the entire extended fight scene completely outside of the script direction. [[Creator/JohnCarpenter Carpenter]] [[ThrowItIn loved it and kept the whole thing.]] The fight was recreated exactly in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Cripple Fight".
* The first ''Film/AustinPowers'' made good use of this trope. The best example is Dr. Evil's neverending maniacal laughter, which continues through two full cycles of funny, then not funny, then funny again.
** And what about "[[RipVanTinkle Evacuation compl....Evacuation com....com...com...Evacuation com...]]"
** The sequels took this too far by padding out the jokes by [[DontExplainTheJoke explaining them]] as they stretched them out. (That said, the first film was [[FranchiseOriginalSin guilty of this]] in spots too.)
** The funniest of all was probably the "Sshh!" gag. Dr. Evil just will not let his son say ''anything''!
*** Followed by "Zip it!"
* The puppet-sex scene in ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'' aims for this trope; whether or not it works is up to the individual viewer. The UnratedEdition makes the scene even ''longer'', to the point where most viewers are likely bored.
** [[CensorDecoy This was done on purpose, so the censors would be so focused on that scene that, in comparison, other borderline jokes would go unnoticed.]]

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* An unintentional version of this is the fight scene in the 1988 ''Film/TheyLive!'' In it, the main character, a fugitive accused of murder, is trying to convince another character to put on a pair of sunglasses and thus see the aliens and their handiwork. While originally intended to last only 1-2 minutes, the fight scene was done so well that it was used unaltered, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9rrgJXfLns lasting almost 5 minutes]].
** Even better, Wrestling/RoddyPiper and Creator/KeithDavid planned the entire extended fight scene completely outside of the script direction. [[Creator/JohnCarpenter Carpenter]] [[ThrowItIn loved it and kept the whole thing.]] The fight was recreated exactly in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Cripple Fight".
* The first ''Film/AustinPowers''
''Film/AustinPowers''
**
made good use of this trope. The best example is Dr. Evil's neverending maniacal laughter, which continues through two full cycles of funny, then not funny, then funny again.
** And what about "[[RipVanTinkle Evacuation compl....Evacuation com....com...com...Evacuation com...]]"
** The sequels took this too far by padding out the jokes by [[DontExplainTheJoke explaining them]] as they stretched them out. (That said, the first film was [[FranchiseOriginalSin guilty of this]] in spots too.)
** The funniest of all was probably the "Sshh!" gag. Dr. Evil just will not let his son say ''anything''!
***
''anything''! Followed by "Zip it!"
* ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice''
**
The puppet-sex scene in ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'' aims for this trope; whether or not it works is up to the individual viewer. in. The UnratedEdition makes the scene even ''longer'', to the point where most viewers are likely bored.
**
bored. [[CensorDecoy This was done on purpose, so the censors would be so focused on that scene that, in comparison, other borderline jokes would go unnoticed.]]



* In the 2005 ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'': When showing the Vogon Constructor Fleet around Earth, [[StaggeredZoom the camera jumps back with every "beat" of the music]]. When this effect is put into play, it usually only happens about [[RuleOfThree three times]]. In the movie, it happens a grand total of 55 times.
** The viewer knows the earth is going to explode, but this gag is crowned by having the earth explode in the most subdued manner possible.
*** Which is made even better because the first [[NeverTrustATrailer trailer]] showed the earth blow up in a much more traditional, incendiary boom. Audiences were certainly not expecting it to just go "Pif!"

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* In the 2005 ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'': ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'':
**
When showing the Vogon Constructor Fleet around Earth, [[StaggeredZoom the camera jumps back with every "beat" of the music]]. When this effect is put into play, it usually only happens about [[RuleOfThree three times]]. In the movie, it happens a grand total of 55 times.
** The viewer knows the earth is going to explode, but this gag is crowned by having the earth explode in the most subdued manner possible.
*** Which is made even better because the first [[NeverTrustATrailer trailer]] showed the earth blow up in a much more traditional, incendiary boom. Audiences were certainly not expecting it to just go "Pif!"
times.



** The Disney film ''Disney/TheThreeCaballeros'' uses the same gag, with the other characters trying everything they can think of to stop it.
** In ''Film/SpyHard'''s opening theme, Music/WeirdAlYankovic holds a note so long his head [[YourHeadAsplode explodes]].
** Also played to the max by WesternAnimation/BugsBunny in the Warner Brothers [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Looney_Tunes Looney Tune]] "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-Haired_Hare Long-Haired Hare]]": Bugs, dressed as Leopold, conducts opera singer Giovanni Jones, forcing him to hold a note until the Hollywood Bowl crumbles to pieces around him.

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** * The Disney film ''Disney/TheThreeCaballeros'' uses the same gag, has an incredibly long note, with the other characters trying everything they can think of to stop it.
** * In ''Film/SpyHard'''s opening theme, Music/WeirdAlYankovic holds a note so long his head [[YourHeadAsplode explodes]].
** Also played to the max by WesternAnimation/BugsBunny in the Warner Brothers [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Looney_Tunes Looney Tune]] "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-Haired_Hare Long-Haired Hare]]": Bugs, dressed as Leopold, conducts opera singer Giovanni Jones, forcing him to hold a note until the Hollywood Bowl crumbles to pieces around him.
explodes]].



* [[Film/BeingJohnMalkovich Malkovich, Malkovich Malkovich Malkovich Malkovich. Malkovich]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6Fuxkinhug Malkovich.]]

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* [[Film/BeingJohnMalkovich Malkovich, Malkovich Malkovich Malkovich Malkovich. Malkovich]] [[http://www.Film/BeingJohnMalkovich'': When John Malkvich goes into his own head, he enters a world where everyone has his face and says nothing but "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6Fuxkinhug Malkovich.]]]]"



** ..."sss?"



* ''Film/TheParty'' starts with this. One actor, playing the part of the trumpeter for a charge, goes on...and on...and on. The funny part of it is that the other actors keep SHOOTING at him to make him stop, but he keeps going on...and on...and on...

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* ''Film/TheParty'' ''Film/TheParty''
** The film
starts with this. One actor, playing the part of the trumpeter for a charge, goes on...and on...and on. The funny part of it is that the other actors keep SHOOTING at him to make him stop, but he keeps going on...and on...and on...



** "No, no, no. You ''stay'' in the room, and make sure ''he'' doesn't leave."
** "Get on with it!"
** Some versions of the film close with three minutes of a black screen with the intermission music playing, and that's it.
** There's also the one in ''[[Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife Meaning of Life]]'' when Gaston the waiter leads the camera to the house where he grew up, turning around every few steps to beckon and say something encouraging.
* ''Film/TheJerk'': "I know we've only known each other four weeks and three days, but to me it seems like nine weeks and five days."
** "I need this..."

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** "No, no, no. You ''stay'' in * ''[[Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife Meaning of Life]]'': the room, part where Gaston the waiter leads the camera a very, very long way to the house where he grew up, turning around every few steps to beckon and make sure ''he'' doesn't leave.say something encouraging.
* ''Film/TheJerk'':
** "I know we've only known each other four weeks and three days, but to me it seems like nine weeks and five days.
"
** "Get on with it!"
** Some versions of the film close with three minutes of a black screen with the intermission music playing,
Navin leaving his girlfriend and that's it.
** There's
picking up random objects, claiming that he's only taking this one thing... and also the one in ''[[Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife Meaning of Life]]'' when Gaston the waiter leads the camera to the house where he grew up, turning around every few steps to beckon and say something encouraging.
* ''Film/TheJerk'': "I know we've only known each
this other four weeks and three days, but to me it seems like nine weeks and five days."
** "I need this..."
thing...
15th May '16 4:47:13 PM twilicorn
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* [[Creator/AdultSwim [adult swim]'s]] 80's sitcom spoof [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrGrOK8oZG8 "Too Many Cooks"]] has a long series of slight variations on the same theme song, as well as a full twenty seconds of Miranda spinning in place to effect her superhero transformation.

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* [[Creator/AdultSwim [adult swim]'s]] 80's sitcom spoof [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrGrOK8oZG8 "Too Many Cooks"]] ''Series/TooManyCooks'' has a long series of slight variations on the same theme song, as well as a full twenty seconds of Miranda spinning in place to effect her superhero transformation.


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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZXCrw3DHbc Best 80s Cartoon Intro]], aka ''Dash Swordslash and the Defenders of Everything''. Like ''Too Many Cooks'' it gets more and more ridiculous as it goes on.
4th May '16 3:55:25 AM 06tele
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* In ''Film/DeadMenDontWearPlaid'', Creator/SteveMartin's character is making another character "some of my famous Java" by continuously shaking coffee grounds from a bag into a saucepan. This goes on for ''forty-five seconds'' of him shaking coffee out of the packet. Thirty seconds in, even Martin's character looks glazed and he actually sighs with boredom, and shakes the last few grounds out of the packet...and then more coffee keeps coming out, and he goes back to shaking it again, then the packet nearly runs out, and once again he shakes out the last few grounds...and then he goes back to regular shaking again. By that time, the audience has long since been bored to death, and resurrection, and rebirth.

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* In ''Film/DeadMenDontWearPlaid'', Creator/SteveMartin's character is making another character "some of my famous Java" by continuously shaking coffee grounds from a bag into a saucepan. This goes on for ''forty-five seconds'' of him shaking coffee out of the packet. Thirty seconds in, even Martin's character looks is looking glazed and he actually sighs with boredom, and shakes the last few grounds out of the packet...and then more coffee keeps coming out, and he goes back to shaking it again, then the packet nearly runs out, out ''again'', and once again he shakes out the last few grounds...and then ''more'' coffee keeps slooshing out of the packet, and he goes back to regular regularly shaking again. it. By that time, the time he's finished, the audience has long since been bored to death, and resurrection, and rebirth.
4th May '16 3:53:36 AM 06tele
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* In ''Film/DeadMenDontWearPlaid'', Creator/SteveMartin is making coffee by continuously putting grounds into water: this goes on for two minutes of him putting more and more coffee grounds into a pot. He ends up putting about twice as much coffee grounds as you could fit into the can ''empty'' (and far more than could have been in the bag), but it doesn't matter; the audience has long since been bored to death, and resurrection, and rebirth.

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* In ''Film/DeadMenDontWearPlaid'', Creator/SteveMartin Creator/SteveMartin's character is making coffee another character "some of my famous Java" by continuously putting grounds into water: this goes on for two minutes of him putting more and more shaking coffee grounds from a bag into a pot. He ends up putting about twice as much saucepan. This goes on for ''forty-five seconds'' of him shaking coffee out of the packet. Thirty seconds in, even Martin's character looks glazed and he actually sighs with boredom, and shakes the last few grounds as you could fit into out of the can ''empty'' (and far packet...and then more than could have been in coffee keeps coming out, and he goes back to shaking it again, then the bag), but it doesn't matter; packet nearly runs out, and once again he shakes out the last few grounds...and then he goes back to regular shaking again. By that time, the audience has long since been bored to death, and resurrection, and rebirth.
24th Apr '16 9:31:42 PM Deathhacker
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** A random psycho in Thousand Cuts will scream at you to shoot him in the face. His name is Faces McShooty. Three guesses what the associated quest, achievement, description of both, and task is, and the first two don't count.

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** A random psycho in Thousand Cuts will scream at you to shoot him in the face. His name is Faces McShooty.Mc Shooty. Three guesses what the associated quest, achievement, description of both, and task is, and the first two don't count.
24th Apr '16 9:29:49 PM Deathhacker
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** A random psycho in Thousand Cuts will scream at you to shoot him in the face. His name is Faces McShooty. Three guesses what the associated quest, achievement, description of both, and task is, and the first two don't count.
22nd Apr '16 2:45:01 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* [[WebVideo/RedLetterMedia Mr. Plinkett]] will sometimes do this, often comboing it with DontExplainTheJoke to make particularly unfunny jokes somehow utterly sidesplitting. A good example is his review of ''Cop Dog'', where after pointing out that [[HeyItsThatGuy the main villain is played by Corin Nemec,]] he notes that "[[Series/ParkerLewisCantLose Parker Lewis CAN lose]]!" Cue a LaughTrack that lasts the better part of a minute, punctuated by still images of the cast of ''Series/ParkerLewisCantLose,'' as well as the covers of the first and second season DVD sets.

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* [[WebVideo/RedLetterMedia Mr. Plinkett]] will sometimes do this, often comboing it with DontExplainTheJoke to make particularly unfunny jokes somehow utterly sidesplitting. A good example is his review of ''Cop Dog'', where after pointing out that [[HeyItsThatGuy the main villain is played by Corin Nemec,]] Nemec, he notes that "[[Series/ParkerLewisCantLose Parker Lewis CAN lose]]!" Cue a LaughTrack that lasts the better part of a minute, punctuated by still images of the cast of ''Series/ParkerLewisCantLose,'' as well as the covers of the first and second season DVD sets.
12th Apr '16 7:30:22 AM Andyroid
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* Music/TheyMightBeGiant
** The outro for "Hearing Aid" and "Spy". The latter tends to get extended even further in live performances.

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* Music/TheyMightBeGiant
Music/TheyMightBeGiants:
** The outro for "Hearing Aid" and "Spy". Aid".
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The latter outro for "Spy", which tends to get extended even further in live performances.
12th Apr '16 7:28:55 AM Andyroid
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* The outro to Music/TheyMightBeGiants' "Spy".
** Likewise, the outro for "Hearing Aid"

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* Music/TheyMightBeGiant
**
The outro to Music/TheyMightBeGiants' "Spy".
** Likewise, the
outro for "Hearing Aid"Aid" and "Spy". The latter tends to get extended even further in live performances.
8th Apr '16 9:45:59 AM GlassRain
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* ''Webcomic/OneOverZero'': Junior is focused on in the last panel [[http://www.undefined.net/1/0/?strip=616 beginning in this strip]] and [[http://www.undefined.net/1/0/?strip=625 ending in this one]], annoying the living hell out of him and cutting off the rest of the character's conversations.
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