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20th Nov '16 7:50:14 AM Az_Tech341
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Either way, the more it's used, the more it's expected. Comedy writers take note: It's good for a laugh occasionally, but expect diminishing returns for each overly long gag you employ after the first. Even a moron can tell the difference between you [[SubvertedTrope toying with their expectations]] and you [[{{Padding}} stretching fifteen minutes of jokes into a thirty-minute timeslot]]. This is usually more effectively done on television, since the commercial break can be put to use. Have the character start something at the beginning of the break and come back with them still doing it. [[OffscreenInertia It gives you the implication that the character has done this without actually showing it]], which can come across as dull.

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Either way, the more it's used, the more it's expected. Comedy writers take note: It's it's good for a laugh occasionally, but expect diminishing returns for each overly long gag you employ after the first. Even a moron can tell the difference between you [[SubvertedTrope toying with their expectations]] and you [[{{Padding}} stretching fifteen minutes of jokes into a thirty-minute timeslot]]. This is usually more effectively done on television, since the commercial break can be put to use. Have the character start something at the beginning of the break and come back with them still doing it. [[OffscreenInertia It gives you the implication that the character has done this without actually showing it]], which can come across as dull.
8th Nov '16 2:48:53 AM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'': In "The Hole... Lotta Nothin'", there's a long stretch where Wander stands around on a barren planet with his finger stuck in a black hole, with nothing to do but wait for Sylvia to come back with help.
2nd Nov '16 4:00:08 AM XenXero
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* When WebVideo/TheNecroCritic reviewed the ''Anime/SchoolDays'' OVA "Magical Heart Kokoro-Chan": As soon as the titular Magical Heart [[SayMyName announced her appearance]], every character present repeated her name in awe one after the other, then Necro said it, then [[{{Sidekick}} Devil]] said it, then a long string of random cameos said it. [[DidntWeUseThisJokeAlready The joke was repeated a few minutes later with the appearance of the other hero, Magical Word]].
1st Nov '16 12:17:05 PM DisillusionedColony
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** And [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbdjYy20q8Q The Man Who Contradicts People]], which starts with a TV presenter interviewing a man who contradicts whatever is being said to him, when suddenly John Cleese interrupts it with a bored "and on and on".
1st Nov '16 11:53:07 AM DisillusionedColony
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** Actually, no. The idea behind the paper ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin in case the title wasn't clear enough]]) was to get a "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predatory_open_access_publishing predatory journal]]" to stop bothering him. Since the whole idea of predatory journals is to get gullible, inexperienced aspiring scientists to give them money, it doesn't matter what the paper says, so it got ACCEPTED FOR PUBLISHING, but to actually GET IT PUBLISHED the author had to pay a $ 150 fee.
24th Oct '16 3:40:00 PM eroock
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15th Oct '16 5:18:03 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* "99 bottles of bear on the wall, 99 bottles of-"* [[TalkToTheFist smack]]*

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* "99 bottles of bear beer on the wall, 99 bottles of-"* [[TalkToTheFist smack]]*
12th Oct '16 7:54:48 AM ExSlacker
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* In ''Film/HomeAlone 2'' the [=McAllister=] family at the airport, passing Kevin's luggage one after another, each one saying "Give this to Kevin." When the last kid in line finds Kevin's not next to him, he passes the luggage back, and each and every one of them says "Kevin's not here."
11th Oct '16 9:47:59 AM Mullon
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* The page for ''Anime/RozenMaiden'' has every trope example ending in ''desu'' to demonstrate Suiseiseki...and [[{{Imageboards}} /b/'s]] constant MemeticMutation of it.

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* The page for ''Anime/RozenMaiden'' has every trope example ending in ''desu'' to demonstrate Suiseiseki...and [[{{Imageboards}} [[Website/FourChan /b/'s]] constant MemeticMutation of it.
9th Oct '16 1:40:54 AM erforce
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** The third ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' film apes this gag.

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** The third ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' film ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'' apes this gag.
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