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16th Mar '17 7:23:15 PM Prfnoff
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* Certain comedy films can't go one minute without violating all sanity for a joke. Consider ''Film/TopSecret'', featuring a very young Val Kilmer as a rock & roll star protagonist in a spy plot: this movie includes a motel called Gey Shluffen, a high speed action chase to change a radio station, and an underwater bar brawl. Or watch ''Film/{{Airplane}}'' for the sheer number of visual pun gags.
** Creator/WoodyAllen's early films were very much of this order. Consider ''Take the Money and Run'' where Woody is imprisoned and punished by being locked in confinement with an insurance salesman. Or ''Love and Death'' where a battle scene is intercut with scenes of Woody as a cheerleader.

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* Certain comedy films can't go one minute without violating all sanity for a joke. Consider ''Film/TopSecret'', featuring a very young Val Kilmer as a rock & roll star protagonist in a CommieLand spy plot: this movie includes a motel called Gey Shluffen, a high speed action chase to change a radio station, and an underwater bar brawl.BarBrawl. Or watch ''Film/{{Airplane}}'' for the sheer number of visual pun gags.
** Creator/WoodyAllen's early films were very much of this order. Consider ''Take the Money and Run'' ''Film/TakeTheMoneyAndRun'' where Woody is imprisoned and punished by being locked in confinement with an insurance salesman. Or ''Love salesman, and Death'' briefly becomes an Orthodox rabbi as a side effect of medical experimentation. Or ''Film/LoveAndDeath'' where a battle scene is intercut with scenes of Woody as a cheerleader.
11th Feb '17 12:19:55 AM Vir
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** In "Patty Hype", the people who ate [=SpongeBob=]'s Pretty Patties come to Mr. Krabs, now the owner of the stand selling them, demanding refunds after the patties change their colors. One guy got a glow in the dark tongue, and despite being ''outside'' he pulls a lamp chain hanging next to him, turning everything dark as if he turned off the light on a ceiling fan indoors.
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.
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