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13th Jun '16 11:27:06 PM KnightOfTheGrey
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* The ''StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode ''[[LowerDeckEpisode In The Cards]]'' consists of Jake and Nog trying to acquire a vintage baseball card from a man named Dr. Geiger through a convoluted ChainOfDeals. One of their tasks is to recover Dr. Bashir's stolen teddy bear, and Jake uses the idiom 'to beard the lion in his den', leading to the following exchange:
-->Nog: Lions and Geigers and bears...
-->Jake: Oh my...
21st May '16 9:27:24 AM erforce
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--> You must be wondering did I choose Sue to be a rainbow crystal carrier just so she would turn in a cat monster, under go a heel face turn earlier than canon and make a big speech all so I could do a [[{{Film/Ghostbusters}} Ghostbusters 2]] reference? I will tell you now that is completely 100 percent... true...

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--> You must be wondering did I choose Sue to be a rainbow crystal carrier just so she would turn in a cat monster, under go a heel face turn earlier than canon and make a big speech all so I could do a [[{{Film/Ghostbusters}} ''[[Film/GhostbustersII Ghostbusters 2]] 2]]'' reference? I will tell you now that is completely 100 percent... true...
8th May '16 11:44:46 AM nombretomado
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* Another visual one was the {{BRIAN BLESSED}}-hosted episode of ''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 episode of ''HaveIGotNewsForYou'', ''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.
8th May '16 1:45:40 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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--->'''Colin:''' Our top story today: noted archaeologist [[TheFlintstones Fred Flintstein]] made an amazing discovery today in Sweden. On a wind-swept fjord he came across some primitive musical instruments plus some minuscule deposits of fossilized stool. When asked what the stool could be, Flintstein replied "A dab'a {{Abba}} doo."

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--->'''Colin:''' Our top story today: noted archaeologist [[TheFlintstones Fred Flintstein]] made an amazing discovery today in Sweden. On a wind-swept fjord he came across some primitive musical instruments plus some minuscule deposits of fossilized stool. When asked what the stool could be, Flintstein replied "A dab'a {{Abba}} Music/{{Abba}} doo."
17th Apr '16 4:12:51 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/hjrd_wxMni4?t=42s 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/hjrd_wxMni4?t=42s 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!
12th Apr '16 1:10:32 PM Morgenthaler
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-->''(only after much scene-setting, Graeme and Barry get started on ''ThePoseidonAdventure'')''\\

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-->''(only after much scene-setting, Graeme and Barry get started on ''ThePoseidonAdventure'')''\\''Film/ThePoseidonAdventure'')''\\
21st Mar '16 9:28:33 AM Goldfritha
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* ComicStrip/FrankAndErnest can, particularly on Sunday, go to great lengths to set up a pun. Or other gag, such as having Frank and Ernest make a series of lame puns about locations, look through the Fourth Wall, and muse that it's hard to believe this has a live audience.
28th Feb '16 11:35:21 PM MrWaterproof
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** Most of ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' is a build up to one of the final lines said in the book, [[spoiler:"There's a new boy working at the fried fish stall, and I could swear he was [[ElvishPresley Elvish]]!"]]

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** Most of ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' is a build up to one of the final lines said in the book, [[spoiler:"There's a new boy [[Music/KirstyMaccoll working at the fried fish stall, stall]], and I could swear he was [[ElvishPresley Elvish]]!"]]
22nd Jan '16 10:21:47 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{QI}}''. Most particularly, during a round wherein [[StephenFry Stephen]] was discussing declining surnames and mentioned "Glascock" as one of them, Alan chimed in with the anecdote: "We had a Jimmy Glascock at school. You could always see when he was coming." After the laughter died down, he remarked, "I never thought I'd have a chance to do that joke."

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* ''{{QI}}''. ''Series/{{QI}}''. Most particularly, during a round wherein [[StephenFry [[Creator/StephenFry Stephen]] was discussing declining surnames and mentioned "Glascock" as one of them, Alan chimed in with the anecdote: "We had a Jimmy Glascock at school. You could always see when he was coming." After the laughter died down, he remarked, "I never thought I'd have a chance to do that joke."



* An entire episode of ''{{Frasier}}'' builds up to one of these. The A-plot involves Frasier and Niles, stuck for ten minutes at a parking garage because Frasier doesn't want to pay the parking fee. The B-plot involves Roz, who has to fill in for Frasier at the radio station. Roz lets slip that she and Frasier had a night of intimacy. Naturally, everyone wants details. Frasier is blissfully unaware of this, and upon bursting in late, turns on the mike and announces:

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* An entire episode of ''{{Frasier}}'' ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' builds up to one of these. The A-plot involves Frasier and Niles, stuck for ten minutes at a parking garage because Frasier doesn't want to pay the parking fee. The B-plot involves Roz, who has to fill in for Frasier at the radio station. Roz lets slip that she and Frasier had a night of intimacy. Naturally, everyone wants details. Frasier is blissfully unaware of this, and upon bursting in late, turns on the mike and announces:
11th Jan '16 8:28:46 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/hjrd_wxMni4?t=42s 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/hjrd_wxMni4?t=42s Give My Regards To Broadway'']].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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