Similar to the DeadpanSnarker routine but without the emotional range. These are gags snuck into the middle or ends of conversation without changes in inflection or pacing. The delivery should be matter-of-fact, not sarcastic (usually). For obvious reasons, the more outstanding or shocking the statement, the better.

The point is to move the conversation to the next subject before the audience has time to react to what just happened. This can help make a BlackComedy more palatable by pretending the DudeNotFunny jokes never occurred. Did you just hear what you thought you did? No, don't be silly. We're talking about something else now. [[JediMindTrick These aren't the jokes you're looking for. Move along.]]

Pretty much the antithesis to using a LaughTrack. Compare BreadEggsMilkSquick, DistractingDisambiguation and RapidFireComedy.



* Creator/VinceOffer, of the Shamwow and Slap-Chop ads, uses this a fair bit.
** "Here's a hard-boiled egg, one chop, you add the pickle, you add the green onion, and what you can do is you can mix things together, you add the ham, and you're gonna love this... You don't have to make breakfast, breakfast to go. [[DoubleEntendre You're gonna love my nuts.]] Watch this."
** "Fettuccine, linguine, martini, bikini" (things that you can use the Graty for)
* [[Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike "Anything is possible when your man smells like Old Spice and not a lady. I'm on a horse."]]
** [[ExaggeratedTrope Exaggerated]] with his [[ "response to anonymous"]].
* A recent series of commercials for the Orbitz travel website seem to be taking after the Old Spice commercials. "With Orbitz, I know what to expect from my vacation. Bless you; cannonball."
** Though some of the things are things that [[IdiotBall he should logically avert if he expects]], like "Embarrassingly transparent."

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''(Zoku) Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' has an episode dedicated to this trope. Near the end, the characters get annoyed and decide to [[InvertedTrope reverse the trope]] by [[MundaneMadeAwesome reciting minutiae in an exceedingly dramatic fashion]].
* November 11 of ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' tends to throw these around quite a bit, confusing or disturbing people until he notes that [[IWasJustJoking he was just kidding]]. [[EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor Maybe if all of his "jokes" didn't revolve around killing people...]]
* Manga/{{Onidere}} does this a lot. It's difficult, of course, to speak about timing between panels, but it really feels that way.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* From ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', we have [[FriendToAllLivingThings Olaf]] the [[{{Snowlem}} snowman's]] [[MemeticMutation famous line]]: "I don't have a skull. Or bones." True to the nature of this trope, [[TheHero Anna]] and [[DeadpanSnarker Kristoff]] just ignore this comment and act like it never happened.
* ''WesternAnimation/MaryAndMax'' has the equivalent in narrated letters from Max. The best example is when he talks about his job history: In between his jury duty story and his trash collection story, he asks, "Have you ever been hang gliding?"

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* One of the signatures of the Zucker/Abrahams/Zucker style of parody, it is seen throughout ''Film/{{Airplane}}'', ''Film/TheNakedGun'', and the Abrahams series ''Film/HotShots''. Sometimes, the other participant follows them down this road a bit and then they swerve it back into the main conversation with no net effect.
-->'''Topper:''' [[{{Film/Casablanca}} Out of all the jungles in all the countries in the world, you had to come into mine.]]\\
'''Ramada:''' [[BreakingTheFourthWall I didn't want to, Topper, but I had to, it was a sequel.]]
-->'''Topper:''' [[{{Sequelitis}} Do you have any idea what the critics will say? The same warmed over characters?]]
-->'''Ramada:''' [[MediumAwareness Oh Topper, you're just using this whole casting thing to distract from what's really bothering you.]]
* Woody Allen's ''Film/{{Sleeper}}'':
-->'''Miles:''' I'm a nice person! I have healthy life drives and good goals. I don't drink. I don't smoke. I would never force myself sexually [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial on a blind person]].
* In ''Film/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas'' Raoul Duke uses a great one amidst his generally meandering internal monologue:
-->'''Duke:''' I was a relatively respectable citizen — a multiple felon, perhaps, but certainly not dangerous. And when the Great Scorer came to write against my name, that would surely make a difference.
* Julia Roberts delivers a beaut in ''Film/NottingHill'' to men who were equating her career to a whore's without realizing she was nearby.
--> '''Anna''': I'm sure you meant no harm, and I'm sure it was all just friendly banter and I'm sure you all have dicks the size of peanuts. Enjoy your meal - the tuna's really good.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Happens continuously throughout ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''. A prime example:
-->'''Barry Zuckercorn:''' Oh, I could kiss you on the [[CensoredForComedy [bleep]]].
-->'''Michael:''' Yeah, fine -- What!?
* On ''Series/TheColbertReport'', Stephen discussed the possibility of a giant space spider merging with his DNA (ItMakesSenseInContext) having "Stephen Colbert's cunning and taste for human flesh"; in the midst of such a crazy monologue, you could blink and miss that.
** Also used by Colbert [[AttractiveBentGender as Raven]] in ''Wigfield''.
* On ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'':
-->'''The Todd''': Doctor Turk should be chief because he's skilled technically, he's super efficient, he's got an awesome dong, he's great with laparoscopic procedures, uh, patients love him--
-->'''Dr. Cox''': ''(whistles sharply)'' What was that middle one?
-->'''The Todd''': Laparoscopic?
* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' Season 10 finale:
-->'''Liz Donnelly:''' I can't believe that son of a bitch had the nerve to come after me! You pull him out of that jail cell, don't bother bringing him to Court! I want to kick his ass myself!! You didn't hear any of that.
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' has Simon give a very calm explanation to Jayne that despite the latter's behavior toward the Tams "he is always safe" on Simon's operating table. After he leaves, River follows up with "Also I can kill you with my brain."
* During a [[ flashback]] to Reverend Jim's straitlaced college days on ''Series/{{Taxi}}'', his girlfriend tries to hide the special brownie ingredient this way.
-->'''Jim:''' Now come on, Heather, what's in the brownies?
-->'''Heather:''' Sugar, eggs, chocolate, marijuana, flour, and walnuts.
-->'''Gordon:''' ''[[CompletelyMissingThePoint You've been feeding us walnuts?!]]''
* In Season 3 of ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'', Tony is interrogating [[spoiler:Nina Myers]]. After he finishes demanding the information they need on Marcus Alvers, [[spoiler:whom it became obvious that she knew quite well despite her claims, s]]he replies, "Your neck is bleeding".
* The ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' character Mr. Subliminal (played by KevinNealon) hinged on rapid firing of these into a normal monologue.
-->'''Phil Maloney''' (asking a woman on a date): "If we finish dinner early ''hot sex'' maybe we'll go back to my apartment ''hot sex'' and watch some television?"
* Brittany from ''Series/{{Glee}}'' is ''made'' of this trope.
* ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse's'' Chad invokes this so well in "Halloween", it works InUniverse:
-->'''Pat''': [leaving] I'm hitting the gym.\\
'''Chad''': ''Well make sure you wear a condom.'' And pick me up some gala apples. I thought these golden delicious would look dramatic in the bobbing bucket, they just look dull and depressing... there's no contrast.\\
'''Pat''': [[[{{Beat}} re-enters]]] Why would I wear a condom at the gym?\\
'''Chad''': ''Maybe because you're screwing that twink trainer of yours?'' And I need gourds. I'm going to hang them on the tree out front... spray paint them and they're going to be these clever, little, organic ghosts.
* In ''Series/GilmoreGirls'', Lorelei explains to Max that this is her method of dealing with Taylor at town meetings. She gets progressively stranger until he gives up and moves on.

* Music/TheyMightBeGiants' ''They'll Need A Crane'':
-->''Don't call me at work again\\
No, no, the boss still hates me\\
I'm just tired and I don't love you anymore\\
And there's a restaurant we should check out\\
Where the other nightmare people like to go\\
[[VerbalBackspace I mean nice people, baby wait,]]\\
I didn't mean to say nightmare''

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* In these sorts of games, the sourcebooks being text-based as they are and thus subject to the speed of the reader, these are usually meant to be obscured in the middle of the text and only caught on a careful read-through, and may even need referencing to make sure.
** For example, in describing a particular series of overly-chatty droid, one of the commentators in ''TabletopGame/StarWarsSagaEdition'''s ''Scavenger's Guide to Droids'', the supervisor droid who has worked with a wide variety of model, casually notes that she had to rip out its vocoder to get it to shut up. She also comments on how a particular droid of another model that failed its master would have been turned inside out by her. This is explained if you paid attention to the text and saw that she was an EV-series droid, a supervisor droid model detailed in the book, described as having a number of units accidentally getting a torture droid's motivator installed. (The head of Jabba's droid retinue in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' was an EV-series droid.)
** The West End Games' ''Imperial Sourcebook'' has a bit in the fluff describing the myriad problems that occurred in getting the first Star Destroyers built. "The Navy loved it, of course, and through a combination of bribes, political pressure, and a rash of [[PsychicStrangle mysteriously-crushed tracheas]], it slowly brought others into line."
** ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons 3.5 Dungeons Masters'' guide has this one from a table of '100 random traits' "No sense of humor, see #26". Of course, the list only contains 99 items. Guess which one is missing.
** The ''Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 Expanded Psionics Handbook'' contains a very long list of powers. One of these powers, called "Deja Vu," is listed once in its proper placement alphabetically, and again a couple of pages later (still in the D's, so it is quite possible, while skimming through, to think neither is out of place).
* The second Edition ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' rulebook had one of these: its index of Skills listed a [[{{UsefulNotes/Discordianism}} Fnord]] skill, to be found on page 257. Naturally, the book had only 256 pages.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* [=GlaDOS=] from ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}''. By the time you figure out what she just said, you're stuck in the middle of another DeathTrap.
** Cake and ''grief counseling?''
--> "You will be baked. [[DistractedByTheShiny And then there will be cake.]]"
** Cave Johnson could give master classes:
-->'''Johnson''': Allright, this next test may involve trace amounts of time travel; so, a word of advice: If you meet yourself on the testing track, don't make eye contact. Lab boys tell me that could wipe out time. Entirely. Forward and backward. So, do both of yourselves a favor and let that handsome devil go about his business

::: Also

-->'''Johnson''': Oh, in case you got covered in that repulsion gel, here's a little advice the lab boys gave me: ''Do not'' get covered in the repulsion gel. We haven't entirely nailed down what element it is yet, but it's a lively one, and it does ''not'' like the [[BodyHorror human skeleton]].
* Miss Pauling at the end of the ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' video "Expiration Date", when Scout offers to help her with her work:
-->'''Miss Pauling:''' Let's see, tomorrow I’m… belt-sanding the fingerprints off of filed corpses.
-->'''Scout:''' Ah, no!
-->'''Miss Pauling:''' Oh! You can help me yank the molars out of a box of heads.
-->'''Scout:''' Ah, no! No to that.
-->'''Miss Pauling:''' Well, Friday I have to kill someone who pressed a briefcase alarm button, and… Oh you’re already going to be at that one… [[note]]The "someone" was the Scout himself, about five minutes earlier.[[/note]]
* King Harkinian from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames''.
-->'''The King:''' My ship sails in the morning. I wonder what's for dinner.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* WebVideo/FilthyFrank: A large portion of the humor of the show. Also, the tags in the descriptions of the videos.
* ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' consists largely of this trope.
* When WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick reviewed Disney's ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'', there's a point where she mentions some of the discrepancies between the movie and actual history: "...and needless to say, he (John Smith) was a short, portly brown-head, not the [[AdaptationDyeJob golden-haired]] Adonis that we see before us in the movie. Also, [[ValuesDissonance Pocahontas was twelve]]."
* LetsPlay/VideoGameDunkey lives and breathes this trope. While he can be off-the-wall and overtly goofy, some of his more subdued moments are golden.
-->'''Dunkey''': ...which brings us to [[VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey New Donk City]], which is where I was actually born.
* Pretty much everything out of LetsPlay/{{Raocow}}'s mouth is this. He just rambles and doesn't stop, and it often results in some very, very bizarre Let's Play commentary.
** Most LetsPlays end up in this territory, especially ''WebVideo/GameGrumps'', and even more so when the Grumps are tired. Arin's "At age six I was born without a face", for example.
* ''WebAnimation/PonyDotMov'': "...My daddy makes me put glass in my vagina."
* From Website/NotAlwaysRight:
-->'''Caller:''' “Oh, so you’re an umbrella corporation, then?”
-->'''Me:''' “Yes, sir, that’s correct. [[Franchise/ResidentEvil Except we don’t have zombies]].”
-->'''Caller:''' “I’m sorry, what?”
-->'''Me:''' “Never mind, sir. Did you have any other questions today?”
* Mike does it on ''[[WebVideo/PBSIdeaChannel Idea Channel]]'' all the time.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', and Creator/SethMacFarlane shows in general, are well-known for this.
--> '''Party Planner:''' We have many flavors of ice cream: vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, and people.
--> '''Peter:''' What was that last one?
--> '''Planner:''' Chocolate.
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' has a few examples. Here's an exchange from the episode ''Maternal Instinct'', where in one scene, Vlad is attempting to convince Maddie to ditch Jack:
--> '''Vlad''': ...Causing the accident that ruined my life, stealing you, [[NoodleIncident the backwash incident]]...
--> '''Maddie''': Wait, what was that last part?
--> '''Vlad''': The backwash incident?
--> '''Maddie''': No, before that.
--> '''Vlad''': Causing the accident that ruined my life?
--> '''Maddie''': (frustrated) [[PunctuatedForEmphasis IN. THE. MIDDLE.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': All the ponies are arguing amongst themselves about the reasons why they should get the extra ticket to the Grand Galloping Gala. When Twilight yells at them to be quiet, all of them do except [[CloudCuckooLander Pinkie Pie]]:
--> '''Twilight Sparkle:''' BE QUIIIIIEEEEEEET!!!
--> '''Pinkie Pie:''' then I said "Oatmeal? Are you crazy?"
* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' used this fairly frequently. A shining example is from ''Invasion of the Idiot Dog Brain'', where a fast food employee is [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight unconcerned with the fact]] that a [[ItMakesSenseInContext quadrupedal house just walked up to the drive through and is ordering tacos]].
-->''So, that's two large tacos, a burrito, and a medium GIR-Take-Us-Back-To-The-Base-Right-Now. Do you want a drink with that?''

* In an interview, Creator/StephenFry described a game he and his friends used to play in hotels and places like that, where they had to go up to someone who worked there and say something wildly inappropriate ("Could I lick you out?" in the example he used), but disguise it this way and [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar get away with it]]. If you do it fast and don't change your tone, either it won't register at all or people will assume they misheard you.
* Creator/DerrenBrown has some tricks like this, where he apparently gets people to hand over their wallets, watches and other valuables by casually asking for them in the middle of getting directions. The end credits of one episode of ''Trick of the Mind'' featured some HilariousOuttakes of this not working.