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15th Feb '17 3:14:48 PM JustTroper
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Compare MassiveMultiplayerScam. Also compare ShaggyDogStory, which is a long story or joke that seems like it will lead somewhere but doesn't; BrickJoke, which is a gag or plot element that simply comes back much later; and {{Henway}}, which is a joke specifically set up to "trap" the listener. The end result may get a LamePunReaction. If the joke is specifically a short story with a pun at the end, it's a {{feghoot}}.

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Compare MassiveMultiplayerScam.MassiveMultiplayerScam and its benign variant FriendlyScheming. Also compare ShaggyDogStory, which is a long story or joke that seems like it will lead somewhere but doesn't; BrickJoke, which is a gag or plot element that simply comes back much later; and {{Henway}}, which is a joke specifically set up to "trap" the listener. The end result may get a LamePunReaction. If the joke is specifically a short story with a pun at the end, it's a {{feghoot}}.
8th Feb '17 7:37:28 PM erforce
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-->'''Jason:''' I'm making a miniature RV out of these plastic building blocks. It's transporting a frozen waffle along with several expectant mothers obsessed with ''RockyIV'' from the tip of South America to a country in southern Europe.\\

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-->'''Jason:''' I'm making a miniature RV out of these plastic building blocks. It's transporting a frozen waffle along with several expectant mothers obsessed with ''RockyIV'' ''Film/RockyIV'' from the tip of South America to a country in southern Europe.\\
24th Jan '17 7:16:38 AM Odacon_Spy
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** After posting a prank video where Michael and Gavin dismantle [[TheNapoleon Jeremy]]'s desk and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgOxsZCWdXo lower it to the floor]], Geoff and Gavin realized that what they ''should'' have done instead was ''raise it to the ceiling''. Hundreds of dollars worth of equipment and 5 months of preparation later, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKfulHf2OlY they did exactly that]].
10th Jan '17 6:47:30 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/38/Rapidfire-Episode-1 One skit]] in a LoadingReadyRun ''[[RapidFireComedy Rapidfire]]'' video took place over several cuts spread out over five minutes, featuring a morose clown waking up to face the day. All completely irrelevant, until the payoff in the final cut.

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* [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/38/Rapidfire-Episode-1 One skit]] in a LoadingReadyRun WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun ''[[RapidFireComedy Rapidfire]]'' video took place over several cuts spread out over five minutes, featuring a morose clown waking up to face the day. All completely irrelevant, until the payoff in the final cut.
7th Jan '17 11:12:42 PM DoctorNemesis
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* ''Series/{{Community}}'' featured the German foosball jocks who bought a soccer ball and walked in a row of three constantly carrying the ball with them, just waiting for the opportunity to kick a ball at Jeff foosball-style. Immediately lampshaded by Jeff.

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* ''Series/{{Community}}'' featured the German foosball jocks who bought a soccer ball and walked in a row of three constantly carrying the ball with them, just waiting for the opportunity to kick a ball at Jeff foosball-style. Immediately lampshaded by Jeff.Jeff, who points out that the build-up ''really'' wasn't worth the pay-off.
-->'''Jeff:''' Were you guys walking around with a soccer ball just so you could do that?! ''[The Germans strut out; to Shirley]'' They left the ball and everything! I think they were literally walking around with it like a prop to use. It's like a twenty-five dollar bit, it's not even that good!
26th Dec '16 3:58:40 PM nombretomado
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* Another visual one was the {{BRIAN BLESSED}}-hosted episode of ''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou'', where he kept pulling props out from under the desk. One of these was a huge Spartan soldier's helmet which he put on between shots to provide HypocriticalHumor about continuity errors on television.

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* Another visual one was the {{BRIAN BLESSED}}-hosted Creator/BrianBlessed-hosted episode of ''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou'', where he kept pulling props out from under the desk. One of these was a huge Spartan soldier's helmet which he put on between shots to provide HypocriticalHumor about continuity errors on television.
4th Nov '16 9:03:00 PM BigKlingy
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** In a later episode, we see the setup for one of Chandler's, but never get to hear the punchline. He tells Joey to mention firetrucks the next time they see eachother, resulting in Joey trying to salvage an awkward conversation by yelling "FIRETRUCKS!" out of nowhere, making it even more awkward.
22nd Aug '16 3:29:20 PM AbhorrentPlataleine
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0ywPxupqP4 The Moth Joke]]
16th Jul '16 5:23:24 PM SantosLHalper
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* "Death of a Foy" (can be found [[http://www.9timezones.com/ia/znovel.htm on this page]], ctrl-F the word "foy"), by Creator/IsaacAsimov of all people. The careful and elaborate setup of an intricate setting and alien religious culture were all for the purpose of [[spoiler:a pun based on the first several lines of ''[[https://youtu.be/CvfkdHzl-Zo?t=43s Give My Regards To Broadway'']]]]. For added effect, he even carefully tailored its length for the sci-fi publication he originally sent it to, so the reader had to turn the page right before the punchline hit out of nowhere. Lots of Asimov's short stories are like this. He could fill a book with them -- and did!

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* "Death of a Foy" (can be found [[http://www.9timezones.com/ia/znovel.htm on this page]], ctrl-F the word "foy"), by Creator/IsaacAsimov of all people. The careful and elaborate setup of an intricate setting and alien religious culture were all for the purpose of [[spoiler:a pun based on the first several lines of ''[[https://youtu.be/CvfkdHzl-Zo?t=43s be/-G4-gfKv6m8?t=40s Give My Regards To Broadway'']]]]. For added effect, he even carefully tailored its length for the sci-fi publication he originally sent it to, so the reader had to turn the page right before the punchline hit out of nowhere. Lots of Asimov's short stories are like this. He could fill a book with them -- and did!
10th Jul '16 10:07:35 PM NESBoy
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* {{Discussed|Trope}} in ''[[http://krikensworld.blogspot.com/ Kriken's World]]''[='=]s [[http://krikensworld.blogspot.com/2011/02/episode-13-blue-and-gray.html review]] of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS22E13TheBlueAndTheGray The Blue and the Gray]]", in which Kriken suspects that the whole episode is merely written aroud the visual gag of [[http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/File:The_Blue_and_the_Gray_111.JPG Marge looking like a witch]].
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