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27th Sep '16 6:11:05 AM Jeduthun
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* Another subversion was ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie''. In one memorable sketch, Hugh Laurie stopped in the middle to protest that this was one of those sketches where Stephen's role just got sillier until there was no way to end things properly, and it was just abandoned. Stephen protested that of ''course'' there was a proper end to the sketch, and he'd go and get the script to prove it. After a few seconds, Hugh realised he wasn't coming back.
** Similarly, ''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'' sketch [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hvn20p6HNbE "Comedy Inc"]], in which a comedy writer's boss chews him out for writing bad sketches like "Comedy Inc", ends with a long pause, after which the boss asks the writer, "You forgot to write an ending, didn't you?"

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* Another subversion was ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie''. ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'':
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In one memorable sketch, Hugh Laurie stopped in the middle to protest that this was one of those sketches where Stephen's role just got sillier until there was no way to end things properly, and it was just abandoned. Stephen protested that of ''course'' there was a proper end to the sketch, and he'd go and get the script to prove it. After a few seconds, Hugh realised he wasn't coming back.
** Similarly, ''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'' sketch [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hvn20p6HNbE "Comedy Inc"]], in which a comedy writer's boss chews him out for writing bad sketches like "Comedy Inc", ends with a long pause, after which the boss asks the writer, "You forgot to write an ending, didn't you?"
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* Similarly, ''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'' sketch [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hvn20p6HNbE "Comedy Inc"]], in which a comedy writer's boss chews him out for writing bad sketches like "Comedy Inc", ends with a long pause, after which the boss asks the writer, "You forgot to write an ending, didn't you?"
6th Jul '16 8:03:55 PM Jeduthun
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Compare OneTwoPunchline and EscalatingPunchline. If a punchline appears without the rest of the joke, it's an OrphanedPunchline. If the joke appears to be setting up one punchline but then goes for another, that's SubvertedPunchline. On the other hand, the punchline can be left for you to figure out on your own; that's a StealthPun.

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Compare OneTwoPunchline and EscalatingPunchline. If a punchline appears without the rest of the joke, it's an OrphanedPunchline. If the rest of the joke appears without the punchline, it's an OrphanedSetup. If the joke appears to be setting up one punchline but then goes for another, that's SubvertedPunchline. On the other hand, the punchline can be left for you to figure out on your own; that's a StealthPun.
9th Mar '16 1:14:58 PM Hossmeister
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* Six episodes in Series 10 of ''NeverMindTheBuzzcocks'' (aired in early 2002) had Mark reading off a punchline in the beginning of each episode (before guest introductions) and telling the full joke later during the show. The full list (highlight to read the full joke):

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* Six episodes in Series 10 of ''NeverMindTheBuzzcocks'' ''Series/NevermindTheBuzzcocks'' (aired in early 2002) had Mark reading off a punchline in the beginning of each episode (before guest introductions) and telling the full joke later during the show. The full list (highlight to read the full joke):
20th Feb '16 2:08:23 AM Doug86
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* Another subversion was ''ABitOfFryAndLaurie''. In one memorable sketch, Hugh Laurie stopped in the middle to protest that this was one of those sketches where Stephen's role just got sillier until there was no way to end things properly, and it was just abandoned. Stephen protested that of ''course'' there was a proper end to the sketch, and he'd go and get the script to prove it. After a few seconds, Hugh realised he wasn't coming back.

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* Another subversion was ''ABitOfFryAndLaurie''.''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie''. In one memorable sketch, Hugh Laurie stopped in the middle to protest that this was one of those sketches where Stephen's role just got sillier until there was no way to end things properly, and it was just abandoned. Stephen protested that of ''course'' there was a proper end to the sketch, and he'd go and get the script to prove it. After a few seconds, Hugh realised he wasn't coming back.
10th Dec '15 12:02:35 PM FF32
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** Similarly, ''TheKidsInTheHall'' sketch [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hvn20p6HNbE "Comedy Inc"]], in which a comedy writer's boss chews him out for writing bad sketches like "Comedy Inc", ends with a long pause, after which the boss asks the writer, "You forgot to write an ending, didn't you?"

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** Similarly, ''TheKidsInTheHall'' ''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'' sketch [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hvn20p6HNbE "Comedy Inc"]], in which a comedy writer's boss chews him out for writing bad sketches like "Comedy Inc", ends with a long pause, after which the boss asks the writer, "You forgot to write an ending, didn't you?"
5th Dec '15 11:43:41 AM pittsburghmuggle
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->''"A punchline should be equated to an actual punch in the face. That's why it's called a punch-line. You deliver it and run. [[DontExplainTheJoke You do not hang around explaining how you did the punch and that the recipient should probably be in a lot of pain now]]."''

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->''"A punchline should be equated to an actual punch in the face. That's why it's called a punch-line. You deliver it and run. [[DontExplainTheJoke You do not hang around explaining how you did the punch and that the recipient should probably be in a lot of pain now]].now."''
5th Dec '15 8:47:47 AM Jeduthun
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Compare OneTwoPunchline and EscalatingPunchline. If a punchline appears without the rest of the joke, it's an OrphanedPunchline. Compare and contrast with its dramatic cousin, the WhamLine.

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Compare OneTwoPunchline and EscalatingPunchline. If a punchline appears without the rest of the joke, it's an OrphanedPunchline. If the joke appears to be setting up one punchline but then goes for another, that's SubvertedPunchline. On the other hand, the punchline can be left for you to figure out on your own; that's a StealthPun.

Compare and contrast with its dramatic cousin, the WhamLine.
4th Dec '15 6:39:47 PM nombretomado
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* Averted in SeltzerAndFriedberg "comedies".

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* Averted in SeltzerAndFriedberg Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg "comedies".
1st Dec '15 6:07:58 AM Lemurian
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Not to be confused with the 1988 film starring Creator/SallyField and Creator/TomHanks or the 2015 [[Anime/PuchLine anime]].

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Not to be confused with the 1988 film starring Creator/SallyField and Creator/TomHanks or the 2015 [[Anime/PuchLine [[Anime/PunchLine anime]].
17th Sep '15 2:16:08 PM Willbyr
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Not to be confused with the 1988 film starring Creator/SallyField and Creator/TomHanks.

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Not to be confused with the 1988 film starring Creator/SallyField and Creator/TomHanks.
Creator/TomHanks or the 2015 [[Anime/PuchLine anime]].
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