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4th Mar '17 6:02:57 PM cybertoy0
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* In season 14 of ''Machiniman/RedVsBlue'', Vic admits that [[ArcWords "You ever wonder why we're here?"]] has been pretty much run into the ground.
1st Mar '17 3:54:44 PM eroock
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-->--'''Paul Merton''', ''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou''

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-->--'''Paul -->-- '''Paul Merton''', ''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou''
27th Dec '16 5:47:59 PM H2SO4
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** Everything [[WalkingTechbane Spencer]] touches catching on fire. When it happens in the GrandFinale, Spencer just looks at the item with a bemused "Of course you burst into flames." expression on his face.

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** Everything [[WalkingTechbane Spencer]] touches catching on fire.fire, no matter how hard he tries to avoid it. When it happens in the GrandFinale, Spencer just looks at the item with a bemused "Of course you burst into flames." expression on his face.
27th Nov '16 1:05:52 PM HawkbitAlpha
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There we go. Anyhow, the use of a Running Gag is generally constrained over the course of one episode. But there are some jokes that the writers thought [[IfItWasFunnyTheFirstTime are just so funny that they should be used in another episode]], and another, and ''another'' and ''another''. Even if it isn't OncePerEpisode, it's still squeezed into the series wherever they see fitó [[RunningGag fitó fitó fitó fitó]] '''*THUMP*'''

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There we go. Anyhow, the use of a Running Gag is generally constrained over the course of one episode. But there are some jokes that the writers thought [[IfItWasFunnyTheFirstTime are just so funny that they should be used in another episode]], and another, and ''another'' and ''another''. Even if it isn't OncePerEpisode, it's still squeezed into the series wherever they see fitó [[RunningGag [[SelfDemonstratingArticle fitó fitó fitó fitó]] '''*THUMP*'''
5th Sep '16 11:42:22 PM ExSlacker
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* ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'': Omi and his butchering of idioms. At one point Raimundo (usually the one who "translates") eventually asked Omi if he's been doing them on purpose. It got to the point that the myriad reactions of other characters (especially the villains) towards them has become a RunningGag itself.
-->'''Wuya''' (ArcVillain of Season 1): Can somebody PLEASE translate?!
2nd Aug '16 3:04:29 PM DuckDuckNoose
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* Paul F. Tompkins' album ''Impersonal'' contains a short routine ("Cherry Picking") that quickly turns from the concept of a "migrant farm worker fantasy camp" into a meta exercise in seeing how long the gag can play out.
-->'''Randy:''' Thanks a lot, Mr. Guerrero. Hey, uh, quick question -- what's up with your accent?\\
'''Jesus Guerrero:''' Ho! [[JustAStupidAccent It is not very good, is it? Not at all believable.]]\\
'''Randy:''' No, it's kind of... kinda just sounds like you're a vampire or something.\\
'''Jesus Guerrero:''' Oh, I know it sounds that way, but I am not! Please, Randy, do not worry that I'm going to feast on your blood to sustain my undead existence. I assure you, that is not going to happen. I am just a poorly drawn stereotype.\\
'''Randy:''' You really are; you should probably stop.\\
'''Jesus Guerrero:''' Oh, I ''know'' I should! And yet, I continue on, do I not? This should have ended a few minutes ago if you ask me, but I don't know -- I just keep going until all the goodwill is exhausted by the crowd.\\
'''Randy:''' I think we're probably there.\\
'''Jesus Guerrero:''' Oh, I know, and yet ''here comes a few more minutes of this!'' Ho ho, ''boy!'' Believe me, Randy, no one is more aware than I that this has outworn its welcome.\\
'''Randy:''' Why don't you just knock it off?\\
'''Jesus Guerrero:''' Would that it were that easy, my friend. From your lips to God's ears, you know what I'm saying? Oh, Randy, the stories I could tell you of how long I have done this poor, borderline-offensive accent.
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18th Jul '16 12:09:18 AM ExSlacker
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* Movie buff Cisco from ''Series/TheFlash2014'' has time and again compared the odd things that he and the rest of Team Flash tackles to the movies he saw, making at least one ShoutOut per episode. Joe, usually the OnlySaneMan of the team and just as versed in movies as Cisco was, eventually tires of it at one point.
-->"You and your movies."
26th May '16 4:30:02 PM MattP5557
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** In a later episode Peter meets God who gives him a message from Conway Twitty himself telling them to stop.
22nd May '16 10:31:43 PM triscion
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* In VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII, King Trode's ability to [[StealthHiBye pop up from nowhere]] is usually followed by Yangus [[https://33.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7mtjuttDC1r00wup.jpg jumping to the side in surprise]] with a yelp of "COR BLIMEY!!" However, by the time the party visits Tyran Gully (very late into the game), Yangus admits that the gag's run it's course.

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* In VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII, King Trode's ability to [[StealthHiBye pop up from nowhere]] is usually followed by Yangus [[https://33.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7mtjuttDC1r00wup.jpg jumping to the side in surprise]] with a yelp of "COR BLIMEY!!" BLIMEY!!"]] However, by the time the party visits Tyran Gully (very late into in the game), game, Yangus admits that the gag's run it's course.
17th May '16 6:57:36 AM emeriin
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** In ''Christmas With The Kranks'', he declares most of his old memes as overused, saving the most venom for "bat credit card".
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