History Main / OverlyPrepreparedGag

24th May '18 2:47:41 PM Occidensill
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** This can fizzle very easily: J.D. once told Doug that a patient had "updoc" in a class, hoping that he would would ask, "[[WesternAnimation/BugsBunny What's]] [[WhatsAHenway updoc?]]"

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** This can fizzle very easily: J.D. once told Doug that a patient had "updoc" in a class, hoping that he would would ask, "[[WesternAnimation/BugsBunny What's]] [[WhatsAHenway What's updoc?]]"



* Phoebe did this on ''Series/{{Friends}}''. Chandler was forced to leave a restaurant wearing only women's panties (''[[ItMakesSenseInContext long]]'' [[ItMakesSenseInContext story...]]), so she says she'd like to write a song, but can't because her guitar is missing a string.

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* Phoebe did this on ''Series/{{Friends}}''. Chandler was forced to leave a restaurant wearing only women's panties (''[[ItMakesSenseInContext long]]'' (''long'' [[ItMakesSenseInContext story...]]), so she says she'd like to write a song, but can't because her guitar is missing a string.



--->'''Colin:''' Our top story today: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer dead at 53. I know, it is sad. Over Barcelona today, the famed reindeer was hit by a flock of seagulls and a 747. Eyewitnesses report... [[Theatre/MyFairLady that the reindeer in Spain]] [[{{Pun}} was hit mainly by the plane]].

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--->'''Colin:''' Our top story today: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer dead at 53. I know, it is sad. Over Barcelona today, the famed reindeer was hit by a flock of seagulls and a 747. Eyewitnesses report... [[Theatre/MyFairLady that the reindeer in Spain]] [[{{Pun}} was hit mainly by the [[{{Pun}} plane]].



** Subverted in the [[CrowningMomentOfFunny infamous]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBzwv057GPs "Arctic Tern" ]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVpyhwuzFJY "Tapioca"]] moments, when Colin ruins Ryan's setup. For which we are all grateful -- not because Ryan's setup was ruined, but because the scene of Ryan ''[[{{Corpsing}} absolutely losing it]]'' (along with Wayne having to bend over from laughter in the former) was funnier than anything else they could have done.

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** Subverted in the [[CrowningMomentOfFunny infamous]] infamous [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBzwv057GPs "Arctic Tern" ]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVpyhwuzFJY "Tapioca"]] moments, when Colin ruins Ryan's setup. For which we are all grateful -- not because Ryan's setup was ruined, but because the scene of Ryan ''[[{{Corpsing}} absolutely losing it]]'' (along with Wayne having to bend over from laughter in the former) was funnier than anything else they could have done.



-->'''Ian Hislop:''' That's a fantasically elaborate prop for that joke!

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-->'''Ian Hislop:''' That's a fantasically fantastically elaborate prop for that joke!



-->'''Frasier:''' I'm sure Roz has informed you of my exploits. It wasn't my finest hour. Let's just say, I got in there, realised I'd made a mistake and then tried like hell to get out! There was a lot of shouting and then a line started to form behind me... Luckily, my brother was with me for moral support, and, let's face it, someone to talk to. You know, you'd be amazed how long ten minutes can be when you're watching the clock. But, in the end, I got out of there without paying the four dollars!

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-->'''Frasier:''' I'm sure Roz has informed you of my exploits. It wasn't my finest hour. Let's just say, I got in there, realised realized I'd made a mistake and then tried like hell to get out! There was a lot of shouting and then a line started to form behind me... Luckily, my brother was with me for moral support, and, let's face it, someone to talk to. You know, you'd be amazed how long ten minutes can be when you're watching the clock. But, in the end, I got out of there without paying the four dollars!
11th May '18 3:31:40 PM mariofan1000
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* The moth joke, courtesy of Creator/NormMacDonald:
--> A moth goes into a podiatrist’s office, and the podiatrist’s office says, “What seems to be the problem, moth?”\\
The moth says “What’s the problem? Where do I begin, man? I go to work for Gregory Illinivich, and all day long I work. Honestly doc, I don’t even know what I’m doing anymore. I don’t even know if Gregory Illinivich knows. He only knows that he has power over me, and that seems to bring him happiness. But I don’t know, I wake up in a malaise, and I walk here and there… at night I…I sometimes wake up and I turn to some old lady in my bed that’s on my arm. A lady that I once loved, doc. I don’t know where to turn to. My youngest, Alexendria, she fell in the…in the cold of last year. The cold took her down, as it did many of us. And my other boy, and this is the hardest pill to swallow, doc. My other boy, Gregarro Ivinalititavitch… I no longer love him. As much as it pains me to say, when I look in his eyes, all I see is the same cowardice that I… that I catch when I take a glimpse of my own face in the mirror. If only I wasn’t such a coward, then perhaps…perhaps I could bring myself to reach over to that cocked and loaded gun that lays on the bedside behind me and end this hellish facade once and for all…Doc, sometimes I feel like a spider, even though I’m a moth, just barely hanging on to my web with an everlasting fire underneath me. I’m not feeling good. And so the doctor says, “Moth, man, you’re troubled. But you should be seeing a psychiatrist. Why on earth did you come here?\\
And the moth says, [[spoiler:“‘Cause the light was on.”]]
6th May '18 9:30:55 AM nombretomado
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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 Music/{{Abba}} doo."

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--->'''Colin:''' Our top story today: noted archaeologist [[TheFlintstones [[WesternAnimation/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 Music/{{Abba}} doo."
21st Apr '18 9:12:37 PM Pisthetairos
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* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' has G.O.B. and Buster talking in a closed nightclub for a while, waiting for G.O.B.'s magician rival Tony Wonder. After a bit of conversation, Buster says "I wonder where he is." To which Wonder appears in a puff of smoke, asking "Did anyone say 'Wonder'?". The narrator later explains Tony Wonder had been hiding for hours in a smal service elevator, waiting for someone to say the word "wonder".
* ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' has an episode, several seasons in, wherein main character Dick is target of a LukeIAmYourFather plot from his boss, the Big Giant Head, first mentioned in the pilot, and introduced as a character much later. The whole episode is a setup for Dick saying, in the final scene, that he doesn't know who he is anymore. Harry answers "Well, your first name is Dick, and your last name is Head, so..."
5th Apr '18 6:19:22 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-649-2568-j This]] ''WebOriginal/SCPFoundation'' article spends several drawn-out paragraphs setting up [[spoiler:a joke about a Music/SirMixALot song.]]

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* [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-649-2568-j This]] ''WebOriginal/SCPFoundation'' ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' article spends several drawn-out paragraphs setting up [[spoiler:a joke about a Music/SirMixALot song.]]
21st Mar '18 12:35:32 PM Twiddler
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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.

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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, each other, resulting in Joey trying to salvage an awkward conversation by yelling "FIRETRUCKS!" out of nowhere, making it even more awkward.
9th Mar '18 3:56:47 PM chopshop
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* [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-649-2568-j This]] ''WebOriginal/SCPFoundation'' article spends several drawn-out paragraphs setting up [[spoiler:a joke about a Music/SirMixALot song.]]


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* Creator/AndyKaufman was infamous for going to insane lengths for a gag, up to and including spending weeks at a time in-character as his stage personas. The reason [[ElvisLives so many people think he faked his death]]? Because even his friends and family agree that faking a long, horrific death by cancer and keeping the charade up for decades for the sake of a dumb joke sounds like something ''Kaufman would actually do''.
5th Mar '18 4:51:28 PM nombretomado
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* Theatre/IntoTheWoods has a lyric that you get a feeling that Creator/StephenSondheim had been dying to make.

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* Theatre/IntoTheWoods has a lyric that you get a feeling that Creator/StephenSondheim Music/StephenSondheim had been dying to make.
11th Feb '18 5:29:59 PM nombretomado
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* PaulAndStorm combine this with OverlyLongGag in their song The Captain's Wife's Lament, in order to set up the song's [[HurricaneOfPuns Hurricane Of]] ''[[HurricaneOfPuns Pun]]'' (singular) ending. In the album version, this is merely a charming interlude, but the live version (which intersperses the song/setup with AudienceParticipation "Arrr"s and pirate jokes) takes it UpToEleven, often stretching the four-stanza introduction out to lengths of ten minutes or more.

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* PaulAndStorm Music/PaulAndStorm combine this with OverlyLongGag in their song The Captain's Wife's Lament, in order to set up the song's [[HurricaneOfPuns Hurricane Of]] ''[[HurricaneOfPuns Pun]]'' (singular) ending. In the album version, this is merely a charming interlude, but the live version (which intersperses the song/setup with AudienceParticipation "Arrr"s and pirate jokes) takes it UpToEleven, often stretching the four-stanza introduction out to lengths of ten minutes or more.
24th Jan '18 3:59:17 PM WillyFourEyes
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* An oft-reblogged Main/tumblr [[http://askmindsetandtinker.tumblr.com/post/41384761837/gandhi-as-you-know-walked-barefoot-most-of-the-time post]]: Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him ... A super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.

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* An oft-reblogged Main/tumblr Website/{{Tumblr}} [[http://askmindsetandtinker.tumblr.com/post/41384761837/gandhi-as-you-know-walked-barefoot-most-of-the-time post]]: Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him ... A super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.
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