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6th Jun '17 6:55:59 PM Vir
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** In "Blagsnarst, A Love Story", Roger tries to make a weapon by combining two sticks, a rock and some gum. When the camera zooms out, he now has a functioning assault rifle.

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** In "Blagsnarst, A Love Story", Roger tries to make a weapon by combining two some sticks, a rock and some gum. When the camera zooms out, he now has a functioning assault rifle.
31st May '17 1:19:57 AM Vir
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** Arguably one of the most polarizing points in the show's evolution for fans was when the characterizations became dependant on the trope. Depending on the gag, the entire cast can switch between likeable yet wacky characters akin to the original episodes or FauxAffablyEvil psychopaths taking part in high order ComedicSociopathy. This is even more jarring when originally [[OnlySaneMan level headed and more humanized]] characters such as Lois and Brian [[ComedicSociopathy join in on]] [[BewareTheNiceOnes the sadism]] [[{{Flanderization}} of a gag]].

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** Arguably one of the most polarizing points in the show's evolution for fans was when the characterizations became dependant on the trope. Depending on the gag, the entire cast can switch between likeable likable yet wacky characters akin to the original episodes or FauxAffablyEvil psychopaths taking part in high order ComedicSociopathy. This is even more jarring when originally [[OnlySaneMan level headed and more humanized]] characters such as Lois and Brian [[ComedicSociopathy join in on]] [[BewareTheNiceOnes the sadism]] [[{{Flanderization}} of a gag]].


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** The two times Squidward gets sent flying off his bike and off a cliff in "Jellyfishing" and "My Pretty Seahorse", he suddenly explodes for no reason other than this trope.
16th May '17 12:49:53 PM MikeK
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* [[Music/WuTangClan Ghostface Killah]]'s ''Fishscale'' album includes the skit "Heart Street Directions", where a woman asks Ghostface directions to the title street and gets a rather explicit anatomy lesson instead (e.g. "you get on Bush Highway, you go past Vagina Street, you're gonna get off at Dick..."). Logically, someone in this situation would cut him off or just turn and walk away, but she lets him go on listing clearly fake, body-part-themed street names for nearly a full minute before finally calling him a "fucking pervert!". The listener wouldn't get to hear the whole monologue otherwise, and it's arguably funnier to picture her just patiently waiting for him to finish first.
3rd May '17 9:33:12 AM CnHGirl
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* Tranquilizers take several minutes to take effect; however, in ''Film/{{Thor}}'' it happens almost immediately, causing one of the funniest parts in the film. In the hospital when Thor is fighting the doctors, this happens: (gets pinned against the wall) "You are no match for the mighty--" (gets tranqilized).

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* Tranquilizers take several minutes to take effect; however, in ''Film/{{Thor}}'' it happens almost immediately, causing one of the funniest parts in the film. In the hospital when Thor is fighting the doctors, this happens: (gets pinned against the wall) "You are no match for the mighty--" (gets tranqilized).a tranquilizer shot in his ass-cheek).
30th Apr '17 2:23:32 AM Vir
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** In "A Ward Show", when Steve no longer has Principal Lewis' protection he gets beat up by three teachers whom he antagonized earlier because Lewis let him do what he wanted in the teachers' lounge. In response Roger [[DisproportionateRetribution plants]] [[ExternalCombustion bombs]] in their cars, but after the first two cars explode and the last teacher tries to make a break for it ''he'' explodes instead, leaving only his legs.
25th Apr '17 9:51:38 PM Vir
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* A [[IncrediblyLamePun running]] sight gag in ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' is Sakaki, after winning a race, running with the ribbon held up by her (for a Japanese teenager) extremely large breasts. Of course, this means that the ribbon was chest-level on the tallest girl, putting it high enough that some of the contestants would have run right ''under'' it...but it's still funny.

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* A [[IncrediblyLamePun [[{{Pun}} running]] sight gag in ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' is Sakaki, after winning a race, running with the ribbon held up by her (for a Japanese teenager) extremely large breasts. Of course, this means that the ribbon was chest-level on the tallest girl, putting it high enough that some of the contestants would have run right ''under'' it...but it's still funny.
11th Apr '17 11:14:33 PM Vir
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* Pretty much everything the Orks do in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. In this grimdark universe where there's only unceasing total war between every faction in the universe (who are all based on historical {{Badass Arm|y}}ies), you're likely to die being EatenAlive by [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Tyranids]] and the very ''god of hope'' is an utterly insane demonic entity which is empowered by your emotions, da Orks are a laughable bunch of green-skinned, hyper-deformed and barbaric FootballHooligans who roam around fighting everyone (including each other if they lack anything else) in massive migrations/crusades/pub crawls, all speak in silly accents and build ramshackle technology which runs on InsaneTrollLogic because they have subtle psychic powers which make it work like that. One famous Ork story had a Boss lead his Boyz into a Warpstorm which led him back in time to before he left, where he promptly decided to ''kill his past self so he could have a duplicate of his favourite gun''. [[TemporalParadox In the ensuing confusion]], his Boyz all decided to call it off and go home.

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* Pretty much everything the Orks do in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''.''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000''. In this grimdark universe where there's only unceasing total war between every faction in the universe (who are all based on historical {{Badass Arm|y}}ies), you're likely to die being EatenAlive by [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Tyranids]] and the very ''god of hope'' is an utterly insane demonic entity which is empowered by your emotions, da Orks are a laughable bunch of green-skinned, hyper-deformed and barbaric FootballHooligans who roam around fighting everyone (including each other if they lack anything else) in massive migrations/crusades/pub crawls, all speak in silly accents and build ramshackle technology which runs on InsaneTrollLogic because they have subtle psychic powers which make it work like that. One famous Ork story had a Boss lead his Boyz into a Warpstorm which led him back in time to before he left, where he promptly decided to ''kill his past self so he could have a duplicate of his favourite gun''. [[TemporalParadox In the ensuing confusion]], his Boyz all decided to call it off and go home.


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* Overlaps with RuleOfThree in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' episode "The Grass is Greener": the things that randomly explode in Timmy's Dad's face include a lawnmower, a barbecue grill, and a completely normal-looking burger.
11th Apr '17 2:22:15 PM Vir
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** In "Boat Smarts", when [=SpongeBob=] crashes into Squidward's boat he sends Squidward's seat flying out. For no reason other than to screw him over, he gets launched toward a vehicle with two spiked grinding cylinders affixed to the front.
11th Apr '17 2:04:08 AM Vir
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* On the 80's G.I. Joe, Barbecue receives several cryptic phone calls from someone calling himself 'The Viper'. Each call gives information that ends up leading to victories over Cobra, and both sides desperately want to know who he is; Cobra to stop the leak, the Joes who fear an eventual set-up. Finally, the Viper reveals himself [[spoiler: he is an older Eastern European man with a thick accent, 'The Wiper' there to 'Vipe Your Vindows'.]] Now, there are any number of ways both Joe and Cobra could have found this out long before the ba-rump-bump ending, such as hearing the joke before. None of them would have been as funny.

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* On the 80's ''[[WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero G.I. Joe, Joe]]'', Barbecue receives several cryptic phone calls from someone calling himself 'The Viper'. Each call gives information that ends up leading to victories over Cobra, and both sides desperately want to know who he is; Cobra to stop the leak, the Joes who fear an eventual set-up. Finally, the Viper reveals himself [[spoiler: he is an older Eastern European man with a thick accent, 'The Wiper' there to 'Vipe Your Vindows'.]] Now, there are any number of ways both Joe and Cobra could have found this out long before the ba-rump-bump ending, such as hearing the joke before. None of them would have been as funny.
11th Apr '17 1:40:00 AM Vir
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** During the "Way of the Platypus" musical montage in "Doof Dynasty", Baljeet tries to karate chop a board in half. Instead, the cinder blocks the board is on disintegrate and the board itself remains in mid-air.
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