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11th Feb '16 11:18:10 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* As are Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker: ** ''Film/{{Airplane}}'': *** "Okay, boys, let's take some pictures." (all the reporters run over to the wall and start pulling down the pictures hanging there) *** "Two more minutes! They could be miles off course." "That's impossible. They're on instruments!" (cut to jam session in plane cockpit) *** "When Kramer finds out about this, the shit's gonna hit the fan!" (''SPLORCH! ...sssscHWOop!'') *** Jars of mayonnaise line the shelves of the Mayo Clinic *** [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus Among this film's visual puns]], we also have Ted Striker's "drinking problem" (he can't put the glass to his mouth and ends up splashing the drink in his face) and an automatic pilot that proves very troublesome to those attempting to fly the plane. ** ''Film/AirplaneIITheSequel'' did a fine job continuing the tradition, even though the ZAZ trio was not involved: *** "Simon's turned to jelly!" Cut to a literal man-shaped, wobbling pile of jelly in Simon's clothes. *** "Sir, I pulled Ted Striker's record. I don't think you're going to like it." (shows a vinyl LP with the title "Ted Striker's 400 Polka Favorites") ** In ''[[Film/TheNakedGun Naked Gun 2½]]'':
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* As are Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker: ** ''Film/{{Airplane}}'': *** ** "Okay, boys, let's take some pictures." (all the reporters run over to the wall and start pulling down the pictures hanging there) *** ** "Two more minutes! They could be miles off course." "That's impossible. They're on instruments!" (cut to jam session in plane cockpit) *** ** "When Kramer finds out about this, the shit's gonna hit the fan!" (''SPLORCH! ...sssscHWOop!'') *** ** Jars of mayonnaise line the shelves of the Mayo Clinic *** [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus Among this film's visual puns]], we also have ** Ted Striker's "drinking problem" (he can't put the glass to his mouth and ends up splashing the drink in his face) and an automatic pilot that proves very troublesome to those attempting to fly the plane. ** face * ''Film/AirplaneIITheSequel'' did a fine job continuing the tradition, even though the ZAZ trio was not involved: *** ** "Simon's turned to jelly!" Cut to a literal man-shaped, wobbling pile of jelly in Simon's clothes. *** ** "Sir, I pulled Ted Striker's record. I don't think you're going to like it." (shows a vinyl LP with the title "Ted Striker's 400 Polka Favorites") ** * In ''[[Film/TheNakedGun Naked Gun 2½]]'':

* A similar instance, involving Marvin's arm, was used in ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''. He wasn't at all amused, and complained that this made it hard to run the ship. This is one of the rare examples where the literal meaning was actually the desired one (Marvin's arm as a gun to threaten the Vogons). ** Which doesn't work the way they intended. As soon as they enter the building, brandishing the arm, the clerk simply asks if they're looking for the director of robot arm repair.
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* A similar instance, involving ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'': Marvin's arm, was used in ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''. He wasn't at all amused, arm is taken and complained that this made it hard to run the ship. This is one of the rare examples where the literal meaning was actually the desired one (Marvin's arm as pointed like it's a gun to threaten the Vogons). ** Which doesn't work the way they intended. As soon as they enter the building, brandishing the arm, the clerk simply asks if they're looking for the director of robot arm repair.firearm.

** As an AffectionateParody, ''Film/DownWithLove'' does a similar cut on the words "bosom buddies."
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** * As an AffectionateParody, ''Film/DownWithLove'' does a similar cut on the words "bosom buddies."

** At the end, we learn that Navin's family had to tear down their old house, but, happily, they built a bigger house to replace it. It's the exact same hovel as before, only scaled up about 40%, complete with an eight-foot-tall front door.

* Ricky I is absolutely remorseless in its use of visual puns. Reviewed by the WebVideo/AngryVideoGameNerd [[http://www.cinemassacre.com/2008/07/28/ricky-1-review/ here]]. * Speaking of the Angry Video Game Nerd, ''Film/AngryVideoGameNerdTheMovie'' has [[RentAZilla Death Mwauthzyx]] kidnap Mandi using a giant magnet. "Chick Magnet!"

* ''La cité de la peur'' (''City of Fear'') has a lot of this. Examples include: "C'est une vraie boucherie" ("it's like a butcher's shop", meaning that a crime scene is very gory: the policeman enters an actual butcher's shop, looks terribly shaken, and then goes to the actual crime scene), "Jetez-moi ici" ("drop me here"), "la place du mort" ("the dead man's seat", in reference to the front passenger seat. Cue corpse being pulled out of the car's boot.) ** Some elements during the pursuit along the beach also qualifies. And finally, the "tapette géante" ([[MultipleReferencePun which is the same word for a giant fag and a giant mouse-trap]]). * ''Film/EvilDead2''. After Ash [[CrowningMomentOfFunny laughingly cuts off his possessed hand with a chainsaw]] and sticks it to the floor with a knife, he traps it under a bucket. Thinking it might ''somehow'' escape, he places a stack of books on top. Featured prominently on top? ''Literature/AFarewellToArms''.
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* ''La cité de la peur'' (''City of Fear'') has a lot of this. Examples include: "C'est une vraie boucherie" ("it's like a butcher's shop", meaning that a crime scene is very gory: the policeman enters an actual butcher's shop, looks terribly shaken, and then goes to the actual crime scene), "Jetez-moi ici" ("drop me here"), "la place du mort" ("the dead man's seat", in reference to the front passenger seat. Cue corpse being pulled out of the car's boot.) ** ) Some elements during the pursuit along the beach also qualifies. And finally, the "tapette géante" ([[MultipleReferencePun which is the same word for a giant fag and a giant mouse-trap]]). * ''Film/EvilDead2''. After Ash [[CrowningMomentOfFunny laughingly cuts off his possessed hand with a chainsaw]] and sticks it to the floor with a knife, he traps it under a bucket. Thinking it might ''somehow'' escape, he places a stack of books on top. Featured prominently on top? The top book is ''Literature/AFarewellToArms''.

* ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'' - which is marinaded in VideogameTropes - has Scott walk off purposefully as a friend asks him what he's doing. He responds, "Getting a life," and snatches a OneUp out of the air [[note]]It's an extra life, geddit?[[/note]]
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* ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'' - which is marinaded in VideogameTropes - has Scott walk off purposefully as a friend asks him what he's doing. He responds, "Getting a life," and snatches a OneUp out of the air [[note]]It's an extra life, geddit?[[/note]]air.

* Creator/PaulJennings, Ted Greenwood and Terry Denton produced a series of ''Where's Wally'' type books called ''Spooner or Later'', ''Duck for Cover'' and ''Freeze a Crowd''. All of them, especially in ''Duck for Cover'', ran on visual puns. The worst offender is the three-page spread involving gnus, with each one involving a "new" or "news" pun. ** Second place goes to the two pages of kings, each of which was a pun on the gerund form of a verb ending in "k" or "ke".
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* Creator/PaulJennings, Ted Greenwood and Terry Denton produced a series of ''Where's Wally'' type books called ''Spooner or Later'', ''Duck for Cover'' and ''Freeze a Crowd''. All of them, especially in ''Duck for Cover'', ran on visual puns. The worst offender is the three-page spread involving gnus, with each one involving a "new" or "news" pun. ** pun. Second place goes to the two pages of kings, each of which was a pun on the gerund form of a verb ending in "k" or "ke".

* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' did this all the time. In one episode, Hilda contracted "Punitis" and any time someone used a metaphorical expression like this, whatever it was would literally happen.
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* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' did this all the time. ** In one episode, Hilda contracted "Punitis" and any time someone used a metaphorical expression like this, whatever it was would literally happen.

* ''Series/RedDwarf'': the crew is disoriented due to things shifting around them (like the ship becoming transparent) due to passing through a reality-warping minefield. Lister says they'll be alright so long as they "keep their heads"...upon which there's a flash and they all have huge animal heads.
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* ''Series/RedDwarf'': the ''Series/RedDwarf'': ** The crew is disoriented due to things shifting around them (like the ship becoming transparent) due to passing through a reality-warping minefield. Lister says they'll be alright so long as they "keep their heads"...upon which there's a flash and they all have huge animal heads.

* ''Series/PoliceSquad'' (also by Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker) had so many that cataloging them all could be an article in itself.
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* ''Series/PoliceSquad'' (also ''Series/PoliceSquad'', by Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker) Zucker, had so many that cataloging them all could be an article in itself.many:

* A frequent occurrence on ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', especially with the Swedish Chef (his "Chicken in a Basket" involves dribbling the chicken and shooting it into a basketball hoop) and the Newsreader (when he announced that the price of beef fell today, [[DropTheCow a cow landed on him]]). [[CrowningMomentOfFunny One of their most notable examples]] was the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rbPeJh7oYA "Muppet News International" sketch]] where British comic Spike Milligan mimed the newsreader's stories, starting with "Things look grim--"(Spike stares sternly at the camera). And when the newsreader mentioned that "eyebrows were raised", Spike removed his eyebrows and replaced them a little higher on his forehead. ** Arguably the most prominent visual pun is Floyd, bassist and lead vocalist of The Electric Mayhem. His coloration is bright pink. Making him a Music/PinkFloyd.
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* A frequent occurrence on ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', especially with the ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' ** The Swedish Chef (his Chef: His "Chicken in a Basket" involves dribbling the chicken and shooting it into a basketball hoop) and the Newsreader (when hoop. ** The Newsreader: When he announced announces that the price of beef fell today, [[DropTheCow a cow landed lands on him]]). [[CrowningMomentOfFunny him]]). ** One of their most notable examples]] examples was the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rbPeJh7oYA "Muppet News International" sketch]] where British comic Spike Milligan mimed the newsreader's stories, starting with "Things look grim--"(Spike stares sternly at the camera). And when the newsreader mentioned that "eyebrows were raised", Spike removed his eyebrows and replaced them a little higher on his forehead. ** Arguably the most prominent visual pun is Floyd, bassist and lead vocalist of The Electric Mayhem. His coloration is bright pink. Making him a Music/PinkFloyd.

* In a chapter of ''Series/{{Castle}}'', Beckett and Castle have to go to a male striptease in order to arrest a suspect of the killing of a male stripper. The show at the moment is of strippers dressed as firemen, and one of them is the suspect. Beckett tells the suspect to "cool off", but he doesn't listen, and all the strippers surround Beckett. Then Castle appears with a fire extinguisher and cools them down enough for her.
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* In a chapter of ''Series/{{Castle}}'', ''Series/{{Castle}}'': ** Beckett and Castle have to go to a male striptease in order to arrest a suspect of the killing of a male stripper. The show at the moment is of strippers dressed as firemen, and one of them is the suspect. Beckett tells the suspect to "cool off", but he doesn't listen, and all the strippers surround Beckett. Then Castle appears with a fire extinguisher and cools them down enough for her.
7th Feb '16 4:06:59 PM nombretomado
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* Many of the Creator/FleischerStudios and Creator/FamousStudios WesternAnimation/ScreenSongs cartoons from the [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 30's, late 1940s and early 1950s]] lived off of this trope
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* Many of the Creator/FleischerStudios and Creator/FamousStudios WesternAnimation/ScreenSongs cartoons from the [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 30's, late 1940s and early 1950s]] lived off of this trope
2nd Feb '16 11:10:58 PM Benthelame
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''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' Has one that intertwines with GettingCrapPastTheRadar. Johnny is pretending to be the missing princess of a small country while agents Black and White find the real one. The princess has a laundry list of royal duties and we are taken through each and every one until he is told "Three O'clock, you must kiss the Royal--" Johnny interrupts and says he's tired, but as the sentence was said, both were looking at a donkey.
28th Jan '16 8:58:42 PM Kirayoshi
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* A frequent occurrence on ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', especially with the Swedish Chef (his "Chicken in a Basket" involves dribbling the chicken and shooting it into a basketball hoop) and the Newsreader (when he announced that the price of beef fell today, [[DropTheCow a cow landed on him]]). [[CrowningMomentOfFunny One of their most notable examples]] was the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX9SZhPPs9A "Muppet News International" sketch]] where British comic Spike Milligan mimed the newsreader's stories, starting with "Things look grim--"(Spike stares sternly at the camera). And when the newsreader mentioned that "eyebrows were raised", Spike removed his eyebrows and replaced them a little higher on his forehead.
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* A frequent occurrence on ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', especially with the Swedish Chef (his "Chicken in a Basket" involves dribbling the chicken and shooting it into a basketball hoop) and the Newsreader (when he announced that the price of beef fell today, [[DropTheCow a cow landed on him]]). [[CrowningMomentOfFunny One of their most notable examples]] was the [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX9SZhPPs9A com/watch?v=_rbPeJh7oYA "Muppet News International" sketch]] where British comic Spike Milligan mimed the newsreader's stories, starting with "Things look grim--"(Spike stares sternly at the camera). And when the newsreader mentioned that "eyebrows were raised", Spike removed his eyebrows and replaced them a little higher on his forehead.
28th Jan '16 8:54:22 PM Kirayoshi
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** Arguably the most prominent visual pun is Floyd, bassist and lead vocalist of The Electric Mayhem. His coloration is bright pink. Making him a Music/PinkFloyd.
25th Jan '16 9:24:24 PM BattleMaster
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* Each of the [[AnthropomorphicPersonification personified emotions]] of ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' is shaped like a humanoid representation of something that evokes that emotion. Joy is a star, Sadness is a teardrop, Disgust a stalk of broccoli, and the purple, spindly Fear? He's a raw nerve.
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* Each of the [[AnthropomorphicPersonification personified emotions]] of ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' is shaped like a humanoid representation of something that evokes that emotion. Joy is a star, Sadness is a teardrop, Disgust a stalk of broccoli, and the purple, spindly Fear? He's a raw nerve. Meanwhile, all of them are taller than Anger: Riley has a short temper.
6th Jan '16 4:56:59 PM Kartoonkid95
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** Eddie Valiant orders a "scotch on the rocks" from one of the penguin waiters at the Ink & Paint Club, which is staffed by Toons; [[GenreSavvy seeing this joke coming]], he then shouts after the waiter, "And I mean ice!" When the penguin comes back with the order, the glass is full of scotch... and rocks, real ones. "Toons!" Eddie says in disgust.
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** While walking through the Maroon Studios, Eddie sees a group of Toon cows waiting in line for an audition; a literal "cattle call". ** Eddie Valiant orders a "scotch on the rocks" from one of the penguin waiters at the Ink & Paint Club, which is staffed by Toons; [[GenreSavvy seeing this joke coming]], he then shouts after the waiter, "And I mean ice!" When the penguin comes back with the order, the glass is full of scotch... and rocks, real ones. "Toons!" Eddie says in disgust.
5th Jan '16 10:46:11 AM ZarbiNerada
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* When covering cricket matches and a batsman is out for a duck (i.e. out for zero), one Australian TV channel [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaTq0sKyk7w shows a very frustrated cartoon duck on the screen as the batsman walks back]].
4th Jan '16 6:07:20 AM AlexXD94
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* The editing style in the video game montages made by LetsPlay/{{Tear of Grace}} is centered around such puns.
2nd Jan '16 9:16:38 PM Quanyails
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* A ''[[WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines Wing Dings]]"" installment has Klunk asking the rest of the Vulture Squadron if they're going to the barn dance. He points to a barn with arms and legs dancing.
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* A ''[[WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines Wing Dings]]"" Dings]]'' installment has Klunk asking the rest of the Vulture Squadron if they're going to the barn dance. He points to a barn with arms and legs dancing.
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