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6th May '16 1:23:26 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** This being the most frequently referenced instance of the rule, it's interesting to note that, the way Roger Rabbit phrases it, you can never be ''quite'' sure if he isn't just pulling Eddie's chain. ...in the figurative sense.

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** This being the most frequently referenced instance of the rule, it's interesting to note that, the way Roger Rabbit phrases it, you can never be ''quite'' sure if he isn't that Roger's phrasing makes it hard to tell whether or not he's just pulling Eddie's chain. ...in chain, but his apologetic tone suggests that he's being sincere about slipping the figurative sense.cuffs and not any happier about it than Eddie is.
27th Apr '16 12:12:15 PM Gravidef
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* A grim example (shared by Comic Books above) comes from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' in the form of the Joker. He only commits crimes if they're funny--unfortunately for everyone in Gotham, he has a really sick sense of humor.
** This is lampshaded in "The Laughing Fish," when the Joker uses an altered version of his Joker venom to mutate every fish in Gotham to resemble him; he then attempts to copyright the fish so he can fund his criminal empire. When Mr. Francis, the bureaucrat who runs the Gotham Patent Office explains that natural resources like fish ''can't'' be copyrighted, the Joker threatens him. Later that evening, Francis wonders aloud why on earth the Clown Prince of Crime is interested in a meager civil servant like him; Batman responds that "in [the Joker's] sick mind, that's the joke."
** In "Mad Love," Harley Quinn devises a plan to kidnap and kill Batman based on one of the Joker's old schemes--put the Caped Crusader in a straitjacket and throw him in a tank full of piranhas. The Joker discarded this plan because [[InsaneTrollLogic piranhas can't smile]]; Harley finds a way around this by hanging Batman upside-down, which will make the fishes' frowns turn to grins from his perspective. When Joker discovers what Harley is up to, he flies into an absolutely terrifying rage and starts ''beating'' her. She protests, explaining how she altered the plan, which prompts the following response as he throws her out a three-story window to the streets below:
-->'''The Joker''': Except you had to EXPLAIN IT TO ME! If you have to ''explain'' a joke, '''''THERE IS NO JOKE!'''''
** In "Joker's Favor," everyman Charlie Collins has a terrible day and cusses out a motorist who cuts him off in traffic; the motorist turns out to be the Joker. Charlie begs for his life, and the Joker agrees to spare him if he promises to do "a little favor" someday. He then holds this over Charlie's head for ''two years'', eventually calls him up to play an extremely inconsequential role in a scheme (Charlie has to hold a door open for Harley), and tries to kill him anyway. The audience is left to assume that the Caliph of Clowns did this because he thought it'd be funny.
16th Apr '16 6:02:19 PM LarryMullen
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* In ''FanFic/TheStoryToEndAllStories'', [[spoiler:the Doctor only mentions there's food in the TARDIS after numerous attempts to find food elsewhere are thwarted]].
22nd Mar '16 8:17:53 AM Waddle
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* JustHereForTheFunny
16th Mar '16 5:29:14 AM thatmadork
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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.

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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.
16th Mar '16 5:22:16 AM thatmadork
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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.
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24th Feb '16 6:45:51 AM petsinwinter
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20th Feb '16 7:18:10 AM Shadowgazer
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** ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' is one of the kings of this trope. There is very rarely anything close to continuity and most stories are simply sketches where characters can be almost impossibly stupid just to be tricked in funny ways and both their lines and the gags depend on puns.
26th Jan '16 11:55:35 AM LadyJafaria
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21st Jan '16 7:06:40 PM Josef5678
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