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30th Jul '17 8:25:12 PM TheNerfGuy
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** The series is riddled with running gags, some of which are overused for comedic effect. Most notoriously, the "Retrieve arms from x" command has been done about ''12 times'' in ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'' and ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. ''So far''.

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** The series is riddled with running gags, some of which are overused for comedic effect. Most notoriously, the "Retrieve arms from x" command has been done about ''12 times'' in ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'' and ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. ''So far''.
30th Jul '17 2:28:19 PM StFan
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[[caption-width-right:350:From ''[[http://www.webcomicname.com Webcomic Name]]'' by Alex Norris.]]
29th Jun '17 3:15:45 PM mariofan1000
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[[caption-width-right:350:From ''[[http://www.webcomicname.com Webcomic Name]]'' by Alex Norris.]]
9th Apr '17 7:00:59 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'', during an episode [[DontExplainTheJoke explaining]] many of the series' jokes to newer audiences, the audience member asks about the background running gags. "It's like something we do [[OncePerEpisode Once an Episode]]." "[[SelfDeprecatingHumor What's funny about that?]]"

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* In ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'', ''Anime/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'', during an episode [[DontExplainTheJoke explaining]] many of the series' jokes to newer audiences, the audience member asks about the background running gags. "It's like something we do [[OncePerEpisode Once an Episode]]." "[[SelfDeprecatingHumor What's funny about that?]]"
8th Apr '17 12:26:43 PM nombretomado
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* {{Reddit}} tends to get tired of jokes within the course of a few days, causing responses of "every time" and the likes whenever a joke the HiveMind has gotten bored of is used. In a grander scale, the subreddits /r/f7u12 and /r/adviceanimals, for rage comics and image macros, respectively, were removed from the default subreddits around 2013 because they were getting old, and most of Reddit was sick of them.

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* {{Reddit}} {{Website/Reddit}} tends to get tired of jokes within the course of a few days, causing responses of "every time" and the likes whenever a joke the HiveMind has gotten bored of is used. In a grander scale, the subreddits /r/f7u12 and /r/adviceanimals, for rage comics and image macros, respectively, were removed from the default subreddits around 2013 because they were getting old, and most of Reddit was sick of them.
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?!
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