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5th Jan '17 1:05:24 PM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' basically operate on this.
* As do ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', ''WesternAnimation/SheepInTheBigCity'', and ''WesternAnimation/{{Catscratch}}''.

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* %%* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' basically operate on this.
* %%* As do ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', ''WesternAnimation/SheepInTheBigCity'', and ''WesternAnimation/{{Catscratch}}''.
5th Jan '17 1:04:17 PM Vir
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zo7-02kedBY The Starscream Death Montage]] has been called one of the greatest moments in all of Transformers.

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zo7-02kedBY The Starscream Death Montage]] death montage has been called one of the greatest moments in all of Transformers.''Transformers''.
5th Jan '17 12:44:21 PM Vir
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** Note to non-fans: Bender (a robot) has a door on the front of his chasis. The door itself is subject to Rule of Funny; sometimes it's a storage compartment for NoodleImplements or for things Bender has stolen, sometimes it gives access to his hardware or software, sometimes it has buttons or diagrams on the inside -- whatever the gag of the moment requires. Also, because Bender is a robot, he can't actually gain weight through over-consumption of food or drink, let alone develop a "beer belly".

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** Note to non-fans: Bender (a robot) has a door on the front of his chasis.chassis. The door itself is subject to Rule of Funny; sometimes it's a storage compartment for NoodleImplements or for things Bender has stolen, sometimes it gives access to his hardware or software, sometimes it has buttons or diagrams on the inside -- whatever the gag of the moment requires. Also, because Bender is a robot, he can't actually gain weight through over-consumption of food or drink, let alone develop a "beer belly".
5th Jan '17 12:40:29 PM Vir
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** In "Doing Time" [=SpongeBob=] and Mrs. Puff drive over an ''unfinished'' bridge with the Mayor at the opening cutting the ribbon, because apparently in Bikini Bottom it's acceptable to open something that's half built.

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** In "Doing Time" [=SpongeBob=] and Mrs. Puff drive over an ''unfinished'' bridge with the Mayor at the opening cutting the ribbon, because apparently in [[CrapsackWorld Bikini Bottom Bottom]] it's acceptable to open something that's half built.
19th Dec '16 6:16:23 AM Spindriver
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* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' universe, this is an actual rule, akin to a law of physics. Creator/TerryPratchett, author of the series, has cited this rule in interviews. ''TabletopGame/DiscworldRoleplayingGame'' (co-authored by Pratchett himself) elaborates that it is a corollary of the Law of NarrativeCausality, known as the Rule of Universal Humour. That term appears once in the novels themselves, mentioned as the reason someone still had his hat on after being turned into a pumpkin.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' universe, this is an actual rule, akin to a law of physics. Creator/TerryPratchett, author of the series, has cited this rule in interviews. The ''TabletopGame/DiscworldRoleplayingGame'' (co-authored by Pratchett himself) elaborates that it is a corollary of the Law of NarrativeCausality, known as the Rule of Universal Humour. That term appears once in the novels themselves, mentioned as the reason someone still had his hat on after being turned into a pumpkin.
14th Dec '16 10:26:22 PM MaxwellDaring
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12th Dec '16 4:40:00 PM TimeLordVictorious
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* CrossesTheLineTwice
6th Nov '16 8:03:33 AM Vir
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** In another episode, Dr. Doofenshmirtz's latest get rich quick scheme is to use paper airplanes to give people paper cuts so he can sell them bandages. The paper is somehow strong enough to cut the thumb on Phineas and Ferb's lemonade-making robot, which shuts down when it gets lemon juice in the wound.
1st Nov '16 11:37:06 AM Eievie
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''The limit of the WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief for a given element is directly proportional to its funniness.''
29th Oct '16 9:34:47 AM nombretomado
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* Creator/TomHolt and Creator/RobertRankin have based their entire careers on this. With Holt, you know the book you're reading is based on the same plot as the ''last'' five books of his you read -- and you don't care; with Rankin... well... the closest description anyone's ever found to his books is ''TheGoonShow'' [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs on crack]], and this is pretty much the ''only'' rule it abides by.

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* Creator/TomHolt and Creator/RobertRankin have based their entire careers on this. With Holt, you know the book you're reading is based on the same plot as the ''last'' five books of his you read -- and you don't care; with Rankin... well... the closest description anyone's ever found to his books is ''TheGoonShow'' ''Radio/TheGoonShow'' [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs on crack]], and this is pretty much the ''only'' rule it abides by.



* Why does Bluebottle in ''TheGoonShow'' keep getting deaded by explosions even when he's in the middle of a desert on a different continent to the pile of dynamite he's fleeing, then come BackFromTheDead to complain about being killed? Because it's funny. The same applies to...well...pretty much everything else related to the Goons.

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* Why does Bluebottle in ''TheGoonShow'' ''Radio/TheGoonShow'' keep getting deaded by explosions even when he's in the middle of a desert on a different continent to the pile of dynamite he's fleeing, then come BackFromTheDead to complain about being killed? Because it's funny. The same applies to...well...pretty much everything else related to the Goons.
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