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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!
11th Jan '16 8:28:25 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 ''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 ''Give ''[[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!
9th Dec '15 1:53:36 AM StFan
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[[folder:Podcast]] * In ''Podcast/PappysFlatshareSlamdown'', Tom tells one in series 4 episode 3. -->'''Tom:''' I'm not going to do the washing up, Matthew, because I used to work in a seafood restaurant, and I used to do the washing up with a German fellow by the name of Hans. Now, in that seafood restaurant, there was a Hungarian waitress who went by the name of Yourface. Now, Yourface was very fond of the fish that were in the tank in that sea restaurant. There was one piece of seafood in particular. It was a little squid. It was a bright green squid, and it wasn't a very clever squid, and oh, Yourface ''loved'' that squid. No-one would eat it because it looked so silly, and it looked so green, and looked so stupid. But one day, a man came in and said, "I want to order that squid"; and Yourface said, "no, not the squid". He said, "yes, kill that squid and I will eat it". So she got the squid, she went back into the kitchen, she picked up the knife, she said, "I can't do it. I just can't do it". The manager said, "unless you kill that squid, you're fired". She said, "I just can't do it". So, they got the washer upper - the German washer upper - Hans, he came over, picked up the knife and said, "I'll do this". He picked it up and said, "I can't do it. I just can't do it". The manager said, "oh no - [[spoiler: Hans that does dishes is as soft as Yourface with the mild green fairly thick squid]]". [[note]]The punchline is a {{pun}} on the old Fairy Liquid slogan, For hands that do dishes can feel as soft as your face, with mild green Fairy Liquid.[[/note]] [[/folder]]

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''
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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''--->'''Tarquin:''' Oh MAN! I've always wanted to say that line!\\ '''Elan:''' That was... that was a PERFECT delivery!\\ '''Tarquin:''' I know, right? Wasn't it awesome? I've been waiting, like, FOREVER for that.\\ '''Elan:''' Growing up without a father was totally worth it just for that reveal!

*** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0854.html Two pages later,]] Malack comments that Tarquin has always been willing to go the extra mile for a punchline.
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*** ** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0854.html Two pages later,]] Malack comments that Tarquin has always been willing to go the extra mile for a punchline.

* Geoff and Gavin of RoosterTeeth, on their ''Achievement Hunter'' site, they spent twenty ''hours'' preparing an elaborate ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' city for the crew to live in (complete with a massive recreation of the AH logo and a gigantic monolith serving as Geoff's house)... [[{{Troll}}and the entire point was that there was a single misaligned block that would pour lava into Jack's house when he'd try to fix it]]. Twenty hours of work just to set one guy's house on fire when he tried to clean it up; and it failed as Jack was able to save his house. [[CuttingTheKnot So Gavin just poured a bucket of Lava on it]]. It was later revealed they also had a "failsafe", [[spoiler:having spent an additional hour burying hundreds of cubes of [=TNT=] under the city and then luring Michael into pressing the trigger button]].
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* Geoff and Gavin of RoosterTeeth, Creator/RoosterTeeth, on their ''Achievement Hunter'' site, they spent twenty ''hours'' preparing an elaborate ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' city for the crew to live in (complete with a massive recreation of the AH logo and a gigantic monolith serving as Geoff's house)... [[{{Troll}}and the entire point was that there was a single misaligned block that would pour lava into Jack's house when he'd try to fix it]]. Twenty hours of work just to set one guy's house on fire when he tried to clean it up; and it failed as Jack was able to save his house. [[CuttingTheKnot So Gavin just poured a bucket of Lava on it]]. It was later revealed they also had a "failsafe", [[spoiler:having spent an additional hour burying hundreds of cubes of [=TNT=] under the city and then luring Michael into pressing the trigger button]].

* Geoff In ''Podcast/PappysFlatshareSlamdown'', Tom tells one in series 4 episode 3. -->'''Tom:''' I'm not going to do the washing up, Matthew, because I used to work in a seafood restaurant, and Gavin of RoosterTeeth, on their ''Achievement Hunter'' site, they spent twenty ''hours'' preparing an elaborate ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' city for I used to do the crew to live in (complete washing up with a massive recreation of German fellow by the AH logo and a gigantic monolith serving as Geoff's house)... [[{{Troll}}and the entire point was name of Hans. Now, in that seafood restaurant, there was a single misaligned block Hungarian waitress who went by the name of Yourface. Now, Yourface was very fond of the fish that would pour lava into Jack's house when he'd try to fix it]]. Twenty hours of work just to set were in the tank in that sea restaurant. There was one guy's house on fire when he tried to clean it up; piece of seafood in particular. It was a little squid. It was a bright green squid, and it failed as Jack was able wasn't a very clever squid, and oh, Yourface ''loved'' that squid. No-one would eat it because it looked so silly, and it looked so green, and looked so stupid. But one day, a man came in and said, "I want to save his house. [[CuttingTheKnot order that squid"; and Yourface said, "no, not the squid". He said, "yes, kill that squid and I will eat it". So Gavin she got the squid, she went back into the kitchen, she picked up the knife, she said, "I can't do it. I just poured a bucket of Lava on it]]. It was later revealed can't do it". The manager said, "unless you kill that squid, you're fired". She said, "I just can't do it". So, they also had a "failsafe", [[spoiler:having spent an additional hour burying hundreds of cubes of [=TNT=] under got the city washer upper - the German washer upper - Hans, he came over, picked up the knife and then luring Michael into pressing said, "I'll do this". He picked it up and said, "I can't do it. I just can't do it". The manager said, "oh no -- [[spoiler: Hans that does dishes is as soft as Yourface with the trigger button]].mild green fairly thick squid]]". [[note]]The punchline is a {{pun}} on the old Fairy Liquid slogan, For hands that do dishes can feel as soft as your face, with mild green Fairy Liquid.[[/note]]

-->'''Tick:''' ''(about to be crushed under an oncoming wave of thousands of Santa clones)'' It's a Yule tide!!! * A ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' short has Coco - who, as usual, is only capable of saying her name. Throughout the episode, she is slowly joined by a group of imaginary friends who themselves only say one thing: a disgruntled "Nuts", a pirate who yells "Arr!", a pink thing who sings "Faa~", and another who mutters "Lingfrom". At the end, they are joined by a two-headed friend who points to his companion and states, "This guy". Bloo is almost immediately hit by a falling ''cocos nucifera'' drupe seemingly materializing from the ether. * ''WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}}'' introduced the Armored Binome Carriers, a type of airship carrying binome soldiers (binomes being the common citizens of Mainframe). Megabyte has the ability to turn binomes, and some other lifeforms, to his side. Throughout the second season, Creator/{{ABC}}, the channel that showed ''Reboot'', had become increasingly unforgiving to the makers of this show as they wanted it removed from their lineup. One battle, in that season, has Bob and his team of fellow Guardians armed with a fleet of Armored Binome Carriers. When some of them switch sides in the battle under Megabyte's orders and start firing at Bob's ship, he utters, "The [=ABCs=] have turned against us!"
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-->'''Tick:''' ''(about (''about to be crushed under an oncoming wave of thousands of Santa clones)'' clones'') It's a Yule tide!!! * A ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' short has Coco - -- who, as usual, is only capable of saying her name. Throughout the episode, she is slowly joined by a group of imaginary friends who themselves only say one thing: a disgruntled "Nuts", a pirate who yells "Arr!", a pink thing who sings "Faa~", and another who mutters "Lingfrom". At the end, they are joined by a two-headed friend who points to his companion and states, "This guy". Bloo is almost immediately hit by a falling ''cocos nucifera'' drupe seemingly materializing from the ether. * ''WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}}'' ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' introduced the Armored Binome Carriers, a type of airship carrying binome soldiers (binomes being the common citizens of Mainframe). Megabyte has the ability to turn binomes, and some other lifeforms, to his side. Throughout the second season, Creator/{{ABC}}, the channel that showed ''Reboot'', had become increasingly unforgiving to the makers of this show as they wanted it removed from their lineup. One battle, in that season, has Bob and his team of fellow Guardians armed with a fleet of Armored Binome Carriers. When some of them switch sides in the battle under Megabyte's orders and start firing at Bob's ship, he utters, "The [=ABCs=] have turned against us!"

23rd Sep '15 8:14:53 PM stuffedninja
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* [[http://explosm.net/comics/2174/ This]] ''ComicStrip/CyanideAndHappiness'' strip.
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* [[http://explosm.net/comics/2174/ This]] ''ComicStrip/CyanideAndHappiness'' strip.strip, seen in the page image.
13th Sep '15 8:20:39 PM jormis29
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* In one of his shows, Dara O'Briain has a part about the midwife that he and his wife were seeing during his wife's pregnancy. When it comes to a joke about childbirth, he runs over to two boys in the front row he was talking to earlier and spends the next minute alternatively explaining the importance of the thing he's going to say and [[PreemptiveApology apologizing to all the women in the audience in advance]].
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* In one of his shows, Dara O'Briain Creator/DaraOBriain has a part about the midwife that he and his wife were seeing during his wife's pregnancy. When it comes to a joke about childbirth, he runs over to two boys in the front row he was talking to earlier and spends the next minute alternatively explaining the importance of the thing he's going to say and [[PreemptiveApology apologizing to all the women in the audience in advance]].
13th Sep '15 7:22:32 PM Jaguar1983
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* In one of his shows, Dara O'Briain has a part about the midwife that he and his wife were seeing during his wife's pregnancy. When it comes to a joke about childbirth, he runs over two to boys in the front row he was talking to earlier and spends the next minute alternatively explaining the importance of the thing he's going to say and [[PreemptiveApology apologizing to all the women in the audience in advance]].
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* In one of his shows, Dara O'Briain has a part about the midwife that he and his wife were seeing during his wife's pregnancy. When it comes to a joke about childbirth, he runs over to two to boys in the front row he was talking to earlier and spends the next minute alternatively explaining the importance of the thing he's going to say and [[PreemptiveApology apologizing to all the women in the audience in advance]].
13th Sep '15 4:56:15 PM nombretomado
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** Throughout Jasper Fforde's ''[[NurseryCrime The Fourth Bear]]'', the characters share office gossip about others in the police station. In the end, this comes together as a long "Peter Piper picked a peck of peppers" kind of tongue-twister, and they even [[BreakingTheFourthWall break the fourth wall]] to complain about the gag: "I don't know how he gets away with it."
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** Throughout Jasper Fforde's ''[[NurseryCrime ''[[Literature/NurseryCrime The Fourth Bear]]'', the characters share office gossip about others in the police station. In the end, this comes together as a long "Peter Piper picked a peck of peppers" kind of tongue-twister, and they even [[BreakingTheFourthWall break the fourth wall]] to complain about the gag: "I don't know how he gets away with it."
12th Sep '15 3:22:59 PM davedwtho
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Removing the fake phone screenshot from "Real Life" examples
* [[http://www.lolroflmao.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Troll-Dad-Rules.jpg This gem.]] Beside hacking the phone to change the contact names, it's implied the man named his son [[StarWars Luke]] [[LukeIAmYourFather just for that]].
30th Jun '15 3:00:19 PM jmparker78
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' video ''Lord of the Beans'', Larry's silly song is about his elf girlfriend, and he spends the entire song dressed like Elvis with pointy, elven ears and singing in an Elvis style. Just when you think that the only joke is an "Elvis/Elves" pun, Jimmy Gourd (who was playing the elf in the main story) shows up and rips Larry's false Elf ears off. "I knew it! You're no Elf! You're an Elvish Impersonator!"
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