Created By: catsandkittens on April 3, 2012

Uncomfortably Long Shot

A static scene stays on screen much longer than you expect...or want... for laughs

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Those of us who've watched a lot of TV (ok, everyone) expect certain shots to last a certain time. The big reveal takes longer than the gag picture,and the big kiss takes longer than that. This is when a show flouts that expectation to get our attention or (more likely) make us laugh.

Found in The Simpsons, the Daily Show, and Monk, but used all the freaking time on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and EVERY DANG OL EPISODE of Family Guy.
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