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Chorus of Increasingly Ridiculous Answers
One guy asks a question. The people with him each take turns answering. Their answers get more and more ridiculous.
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(permanent link) added: 2012-12-26 17:46:58 sponsor: cellogirl42 edited by: spacemarine50 (last reply: 2013-01-18 11:35:44)

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So, you've got the gang of protagonists. They're facing a problem. In order to solve it, one character asks the others for their input. They reply in a quick succession, one after the other, each with worse and worse suggestions.

Example:
Alice: So, does anyone know how to get the penguin past airport security?
Bob: Get it first-class tickets?
Charlie: Give it a briefcase?
Dave: Give it a wig and call it Mister Chairman?

For bonus points, change the third one to a pop-culture reference OR an example of Biting-The-Hand Humor. Related to the Zany Scheme. Often takes the form of The Triple.


Examples:

Fan Fic
  • The humour in Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality thrives on this. Conversations are like a telephone game, where notions get distorted beyond recognition, cultural misunderstandings are taken to the logical breaking point, and absurdity is enthusiastically embraced by all.

Film
  • The 'Burn The Witch' scene from Monty Python And The Holy Grail:
    Sir Bedevere: What else floats in water, besides wood?
    Peasants: Bread. Apples. Very small rocks. Cider. Gravy. Cherries. Mud. Churches. Lead! Lead!
    King Arthur: A duck!
Webcomics

Western Animation


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