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.
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.
- 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.
- 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!
- Homer Simpson has been known to do this on his own:
Homer: Or what? Are you gonna release the hounds, or the bees, or the hounds with bees in their mouths so every time they bark at you they shoot bees at you?\
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