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[[KnockKnockJoke Knock Knock]].

Who's there?

Interrupting Article.

Interrupti--\\
A particular form of MemeticMutation, generally taking the form of an article, video or similar, in which the subject at hand [[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir gets flipped, turned upside-down, so I'd like to take a minute, just sit right there, I'll tell you how--]]

...er, sorry. The subject at hand is overtaken by the meme, to the surprise and chagrin of the viewer. Sometimes these memes go as far as interrupting ''other'' memes. (One assumes that should any of these memes face off against each other, [[RealityBreakingParadox the universe would end]].)

See also BaitAndSwitch. The original topic may be left with NoEnding. If the original topic was boring anyway, the interruption may serve as a DropTheCow moment.

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!!Examples

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[[folder:Advertising]]

* MORNING RESCUE! (Especially combined with ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. And ''especially'' in the role of BigDamnHeroes.)
* The first Energizer Bunny ad campaign had the drumming toy rabbit, who was still going, march his way through other (fake) commer--"Still going! Nothing outlasts the Energizer. They keep going, and going...".
* Old Spice similarly interrupts other (fake) commercials, claiming that it's too powerful to let an ad-break end. (It's probably supposed to run in conjunction with another Old Spice ad, but sometimes it's played in isolation.)
--> [[NoIndoorVoice OLD SPICE IS SO POWERFUL, IT SHOWS UP IN OTHER PEOPLE'S COMMERCIALS!]]

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* On the TVTropes forum, any discussion can get derailed into an ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion]]'' discussion at any moment because EVANGELION DERAIL: This thread is now about ''Evangelion''.
** [[SelfDemonstratingArticle Who is sexier: Ritsuko or Misato?]]
* People referencing the second ''DarkerThanBlack'' opening will often '''UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ'''
** It's carried over to {{Redline}}. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GIkFdESKfk&feature=related Observe]].
* When discussing ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', you sh-'''*CHOMP*'''
** And don't lose your head over it either, mmm'kay? ◕ ‿‿ ◕
* ''KaraNoKyoukai'': Touko is a dirty red bitc
* There's also ''{{Rozen Maiden}}'' which- DESU! DESU! DESU! DESU!

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[[folder: Card Games ]]

* ''MagicTheGathering'': Time Stop! [[note]]Unlike other counterspells, once it resolves, Time Stop ends the turn.[[/note]]
* The Scornful Egotist is a creature spell that, despite its flagrantly bad effect, has gathered something of a ALL HAIL THE GREAT LORD EGOTIST.
* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' interrupting me--"Not so fast! You've activated my trap card!"

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[[folder:Comics]]

* ''FinalCrisis'': Due to The Anti-Life Equation running through all of humanity, some fans have beguALL IS ONE IN {{DARKSEID}}.

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[[folder:Film]]

* ''SupermanReturns'': Superman will nev-''''[[BigWordShout 'WROOOOOONNNG]]!!!!'''''
* Sometimes, when talking about ''ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'', people tend tWE ARE SEX BOB-OMB, ONE TWO THREE FOUR!!!
* ''{{Inception}}'s'' '''BWOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNGGG'''
* It's more obscure, but ''TheTerminator'' seri'''WHERE IS SARAH CONNOR'''
* ''RockyHorrorPictureShow'': I see you shiver with antici--'''SAY IT'''!--pation!
* The much maligned horror film ''Film/TheDevilInside'' has its infamous [[NoEnding lack of en]]- '''The events of this entry have never been fully explained. Visit tvtropes.org or more information on the ongoing investigation.'''
* After the scene in ''Film/WreckItRalph'' where the audience learns the origin of the ArcWords "going Turbo" [[labelnote:Explanation]]It comes from Turbo, a racing-game character whose game-jumping in a fit of jealousy got his game ''and'' another disconnected.[[/labelnote]], animated pictures started popping up of Turbo interrupting other video games involving vehicles, driving by with his smug grin and his catch-phrase "Turbo-tastic!"

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[[folder:Jokes]]

* This is used in the Interrupting Cow joke, as follows:
-->Knock knock.
-->Who's there?
-->Interrupting cow.
-->Interr-
-->''MOO!''
** With a variation involving the "interrupting coefficient of friction" - MU! (The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friction#Coefficient_of_friction coefficient of friction]] [[DontExplainTheJoke is represented by the greek letter "Mu"]])
** Or interrupting koal- *glomp*
** ''LooneyTunesBackInAction'' has a deleted scene with a variation of this joke called "Impatient Cow".
** One entertaining variation that sadly only works once is the interrupting starfis- *[[{{Facepalm}} hand in face]]*. Or for an even crueler variant, "Interrupting [[VideoGame/{{F-Zero}} Falcon-]] '''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros PUNCH!]]'''
* Made popular by ''TheOffice'':
--> Knock knock.
--> Who's there?
--> [[SovietUnion KGB]]
--> KGB w-
--> *slap* WE WILL ASK THE QUESTIONS!

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[[folder: Live-Action TV ]]

* As demonstrated above, a video or story getting "Bel-Air'd" (the topic at hand getting interrupted by the ExpositoryThemetune of Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir) is a common form of this. Frequently takes the form of a story segueing into how the writer got into one little fight and his mom got scared, and so on and so forth. Eventually, this became so prevalent that [[SelfDemonstratingArticle my mom got scared, and said "You're moving with your auntie and uncle in Bel-Air". I whistled for a cab and when it came near, the license plate said "fresh" and it had dice in the mirror. If anything I could say that this cab was rare, but I thought]] "[[ThinkingOutLoud Nah, forget it;]] [[SelfDemonstratingArticle yo Holmes, to Bel-Air!" I pulled up to the house about seven or eight and I yelled to the cabby "Yo Holmes, smell you later!" I looked at my kingdom, I was finally there! Sittin' on my throne as the prince of Bel-Air.]]
** Inverted by ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' [[http://www.xkcd.com/464/ here.]]
* Creator/MontyPython: Sometimes, when you least expect - [=NOOOOOOOOOOObody=] expects the Spanish Inquisition!
** Alternately, squished by a giant cartoon foot.
** A knight in full armour who hits the person who is talking with a dead chicken, thus ending the sketch.
** Of course, [[GainaxEnding the colonel]], who interrupts the sketch and ends it because it is too silly.
** And now, for something completely different...
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' is one of the most pirated shows these days, but one version of the "Walk of Punishment" episode cuts the sound out early in favor of the end credits, drowning out A BEAR THERE WAS, A BEAR, A BEAR!
* On ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'', when he gets really annoyed with somebody (usually either EL Chavo or La Chilindrina), Don Ramón (or sometimes another character) will sometimes (ˇFuera de aqui![[note]]roughly, "(Get) out of here!"[[/note]]) but...(ˇFuera de aqui!) but I...(ˇFuera!) but...(ˇFuera!) but...(ˇFuera!)...
* This also occurs in Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration, but is especially prevalent in the [[Pinball/StarTrekTheNextGeneration pin-]][[Creator/PatrickStewart "Thank you, Mr. Data"]].
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[[folder:Music]]

* A {{Rickroll}} can occasionally take this form.
** Especially when Rick Astley and Cartoon Network Rickrolled all of America during the 2008 Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.
* As the current page image shows, the KanyeWest "Imma let you finish" meme is sometimes used in this-'''Yo Troper! I'm real happy for ya, and imma let you finish, but this is one of the greatest pages of all time! ONE OF THE GREATEST PAGES OF ALL TIME!!!!'''-fashion.
* ''Music/WasNotWas'': Sometimes, people will start to write a post, but then their parents will '''open the door, get on the floor, everybody walk the dinosaur.'''
* The Monster Mash is occasionally used as an alternative to the Bel-Air theme song.
* Music/MCHammer: '''STOP! HAMMER TIME!'''
* Music/VanillaIce: ''STOP! Collaborate and listen!'''

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[[folder: Professional Wrestling ]]

* DwayneJohnson, as the The Rock, would often bait people by asking them: "What do you think of that?"
** Well, I-
*** '''It doesn't MATTER what you think!!'''
* After his debut in the Wrestling/{{WWE}}, Wrestling/MuhammadHassan would often interrupt other wrestlers promos and whatnot, with his distinctive theme music. This spread to {{YTMND}}, and became what is now referred to as "Hassaning," where his music would oft'''''[[http://wiki.ytmnd.com/Muhammad_Hassan AN ALIEN, ALIEN, ALIEN, ALAYLEE....]]'''''
* StoneColdSteveAustin, also known as Stone '''WHAT''' Cold '''WHAT''' [[BigWhat Steve '''WHAT''' Austin '''WHAT'''?]] Usually done by his fans when a rival talks trash about him. Hilariously transformed into a massive TakeThat by TheUndertaker in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyKPySrEdK0 this instance]].
** This eventually became a problem as audiences began interrupting ''any'' heel promo, drowning out the dialogue for home viewers. On the plus column, it started teaching wrestlers not to rely on the overdone "portentous statement followed by dramatic pause" style of promo delivery.
* Number Four: "ChrisJericho's '''ARMBAR!'''"
* X has just completed/defeated (insert REALLY difficult feat/opponent here) and is tired, exhausted, and badly beaten, savoring his hard-fought victory. [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome ''You think you know me...'' * guitar riff* '''ON THIS DAY! I SEE CLEARLY! EVERYTHING HAS COME TO LIFE!''']]
-->'''Edge:''' [Running down the ramp with the Money In The Bank briefcase] I'M CASHING IT IN! I'M CASHING IT IN! RING THE DAMN BELL!
* [[Wrestling/TheWyattFamily The Wyatt Family's]] entrance starts with a JumpScare that blacks out the arena and bombards the TV viewer's screen with a quick jumble of disturbing images before they enter.
* Actually, this happens fairly often. A guy's in the ring cutting a promo, only to be cut off by another wrestler's entrance music. (Especially effective if the wrestler's entrance music starts with an attention getting soundbyte, catchphrase, or EpicRiff.) The interrupted wrestler's reaction to this, depending on the context, can range from obvious annoyance to full-blown OhCrap. The resounding '''BONG''' and consequent darkness that preludes the entrance of Wrestling/TheUndertaker being a prime example.
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[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* I was going on TVTropes, thinking about how to add to the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' article, when suddenly I heard a rumbling sound. I looked around a bit, and concluded it must be coming from underneath the table my monitor was sitting on. I stood up and looked underneath the table, when, out of nowhere, a frakking [[TankGoodness Baneblade]] came out from under my computer, smashed it and the table, then shot up my modem and entire Chaos Space Marine army. How the hell did a 300 ton tank sneak underneath my computer? It would have to take some kind of tactical genius t- CREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDDD!
** It's also damn near impossible to discuss [[RedshirtArmy the Imperial Guard]], and ''especially'' [[ThePoliticalOfficer Commissars]], witho-''"HERESY!"'' '''*BLAM*'''
** [[CanonDiscontinuity Squats]] (essentially Space Dwarves) are infamous among the fandom. It is alleged that Games Workshop employ assassins to make their removal from canon stick, and merely bringing up their name [[KilledMidSentence ca]]
** There is an infamously terrible unit which shall not be named because otherwise you'll turn into one and being a Chaos Spawn suck-OH GOD I DIDN'T [=MENAW0RWHIOEFEFER9IGHERGVJKR=]
* The [[Memes/TabletopGames Truly Immovable Rod]] from Dungeons and Dragons, which, when interpreted as a rod that stays immobile as the world rotates around it, would frequentl- '''*CLANG*''' WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT?
** Or, for the more extreme version, activating it leaves it motionless ''on a Universal scale''. The '''*CLANG*''', in that case, is when a space station collides with it.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''Franchise/MassEffect''[==]'s infamous Harbinger who goes on [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: [[Villain Override Assuming direct control ]]
]].
** On some ''Mass Effect 2'' message boards, Garrus' combat shouts "HEADSHOT!" and "Impressive!", due to his enthusiastic voice acting during combat, have also become memes, though obviously not to the extend of [[/folder]]

[[folder: [[Incoming Ham We are assuming control ]]
]].
** Alongside that, Garrus also has "Can it wait? I'm in the middle of some calibrations." Even ''after'' the RomanceSidequest.
** Perhaps Commander Shepard can shed some light on''I've had enough of your disingenuous assertions. '''SHEPARD PAUNCH!!!'''''
** Shepard's 'I should go'. [=BioWare=] even made a shirt of it.
* Trombe from ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' is so awesome that even his theme song can overpower any oth-'''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvbkVAnpcR4 TROMBE OVERRIDE!]]'''
** It's worth noting that this meme is not mutated from its original form at all. Thanks to an AscendedGlitch in the games themselves, every time Elzam engages in battle, Trombe ''will'' override even the most dramatic final boss music.
** With the exceptions to this rule being the [[http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/watch?v=VTqlLKBKFhg Blue Danube]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9CYcvZIIf4 Despair]]
* Star Wolf's "Can't let you [Verb] that, VideoGame/StarFox!"
* If talking about ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy'' difficulty, you might hear about '''''GAME OVER - PRESS 'R' TO TRY AGAIN'''''
** And if watching a LetsPlay of that game: [[WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}} "Please stop Let's Playing I Wanna Be The Guy!"]]
* When playing ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', it's important to remember tha'''[[EarWorm BANG BANG BANG]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYKPmkOF-z8 BAAAAAANG!]] [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome BANINGU DAMASHIII!]]'''
** Did you forg'''[[CensoredForComedy GIGANTIC TAGER]]'''
* ''RedDeadRedemption'': Several members of GameFAQs have started a trend where in the middle of their sentence they suddenly '''*cougar'd*'''
* Discussions about the [[GoodBadBugs Glitch]] [[VideoGame/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon]] [[TheMissingno MissingNo]] start out well bUt sO)n b3c1e-♠◘♥‼K☺Tµî>#BÜ╕╫@⌠§-Ü
* After ''[[RockBand Rock Band 2]]'' came out, one might fi'''[[Music/{{Soundgarden}} SPOONMAN]]'''
* ''VideoGame/KillerInstinct'' has a {{meme}}tically popular [[LargeHamAnnouncer announcer]] who '''C-C-C-C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER!'''
* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' player cancels example, interrupted by Rhesus Macaque.
** At one point (not anymore), "Urist [=McDwarf=] cancels thirsty, killed by a carp."
** It's changed again to "Urist [=McDwarf=] cancels fishing, shoved by sponge".
* ''{{Minecraft}}'''s [[ActionBomb Creepers]] have became popular as masc-'''''[[MostAnnoyingSound SSSSSSSSSSSSS]]'''''
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GtAad-dMS8 TOUHOU HIJACK LOL]].
** Implying that [[NinjaMaid Sakuya]] wears pads is a good way t-[[KnifeNut *knifed*]][[note]]This is an incredibly old and hated meme that's the bane of most of the fandom, at this point.[[/note]]
** And talking about [[RealityWarper Yukari's]] [[TimeAbyss age]]-*gapped*
** Talking about [[PersonOfMassDestruction Flandre]] occasionally ge-[[LudicrousGibs *kyuu~*]]
** Mentioning Kogasa tends to le-SURPRISE!
** Many new players tend to struggle with the BulletHell aspect of th--[[YetAnotherStupidDeath *pichuuuun!*]]
* ''VideoGame/StarControl'': The Slylandro Probes would like to tell you that that they come in pea... [[WeComeInPeaceShootToKill PRIORITY OVERRIDE. NEW BEHAVIOR DICTATED. MUST BREAK TARGET INTO COMPONENT MATERIALS]].
* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'':
** Fiddlesticks just hit Level 6. Let's stay away from-CAWCAWCAWCAWCAWCAW
** Garen's missing. It's time to go ward that bush just in case-[[SpinAttack DEMACIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!]]
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'': The game's VariableMix soundtrack sometimes cuts to different parts of a song to match the action, so a particularly awesome moment might sudd- [[http://youtu.be/N3472Q6kvg0?t=1m4s RULES OF NATURE!]]
* When playing ''VideoGame/GoldenEye1997'', please be careful when tilting the c--[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP5c_MEs9mo GET DOWN, YURERU MAWARU FURERU SETSUNAAAAAI KIMOCHI, FUTARI DE ISSHO NI NEMURU WINTER LAAAAAAND]][[note]]An excerpt from "Promise" by Kohmi Hirose, accompanied by [[GoodBadBugs the in-game character models going completely ape]].[[/note]]
* Trying to play a FightingGame at the arcade[[note]]*coin(s) is / are inserted*[[/note]] in one-player mode may be difficult[[note]]*player presses player 2 start button*[[/note]] becau--HERE COMES A NEW CHALLENGER!
* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''[='=]s underwater stages are [[ThatOneLevel notorious]] because when Sonic is [[OxygenMeter about to drown]], the current stage music is repl--'''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Yw5jkAHgME 5...4...3...2...1...0]]''' ''[[NightmareFuel (drown)]]''
* ''VideoGame/DJMAXTechnika 2'' and ''3'' can be NintendoHard at times; being reduced to a sliver of your LifeMeter can be a nerve-wrac--''[[JumpScare *CLANG*]]'' '''[[GameOver YOU FAILED.]]'''
* '''Begin!''' ''VideoGame/SuperHexagon'' is a game where you try to dodge {{Deadl|yWalls}}--''(zap!)'' '''[[GameOver GAME. OVER.]]'''
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[[folder:Web Comics]]

* Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily: Expecting more examples here? TOO BAD. WALUIGI TIME.

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[[folder:Web Original]]
* {{YTMND}} spawned a few:
** The subject being crushed by a SuperMarioBros Thwomp.
** Happycat with [[DudeNotFunny NEDM]]
* On 4chan and in similar circles, flash movies (usually NSFW ones) are occasionally "hooded", wherein the subject of the video has a crude MS Paint blackface imposed over them while {{DMX}}'s "Where The Hood At" plays, usually just when it seems the viewer is about to see some boobs.
* The aptly-titled "WTF Boom". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EFqrtKnpU0 Here's a good example.]]
* It's not uncommon for someone to be in the middle of saying somethi-- oh, crap! I just lost The Game!
* *is shot* is a widely popular meme, where the poster is presumably KilledMidSentence for an unpopular opinion and/or overused {{meme}}. (For example, take a look at WildMassGuessing and run a search on "WMG/TimeLord".)
** Also happens on [=GameFAQs=] message boards quite often.
* In WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob review of ''Film/SilentNightDeadlyNightPart2'', during the introduction he keeps getting interrupted with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7gIpuIVE3k the well-known "GARBAGE DAY" clip]]. Which makes sense, seeing as [[WatchItForTheMeme that's really all anyone knows about that movie]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9HiXhNvpv8 EPICROLL :the cutscene:]] from REPLAYING :the game:. (The original cuts off after one loop.)
* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/hnnnnnng Imitating]] [[HollywoodHeartAttack heart attacks]] is another popular interrupt which is found commonly on ImageBoards; one particular usage, originating from ''KatawaShoujo'', involves finding something so overwhelmingly {{Moe}} tha-HNNNNNNNNNNG~
* On GameFAQs, suddenly... NINJAS! Hundreds of them!
* In the comments on the humor blog [[http://yousuckatcraigslist.com You Suck at Craigslist]], whenever the discussion turns to zomb
** Also on [[http://yousuckatcraigslist.com YSaC]], there is a meme potentially related to [[TheHypnotoad Hypno-Toads]], spawned by [[http://www.yousuckatcraigslist.com/?p=3468 th-]] ALL HAIL HYPNO-DOGS!
* Every time someone mentions [[{{Fark}} UltraFARK]], Drew gives you a be+++CARRIER LOST+++
* Blah blah extremely important Social Justice Crusade stuff blah.
* Fandom Wank is an excellent site where a lot of interesting threads can be found. More importantly, though, what are your thoughts on yaoi?
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime LetsPlay/{{Versus}}'', Kaepora Gaebora (the owl) will occasionally interrupt them to tell the audience "[[CaptainObvious I'M AN OWL]]."
* And whenever people discuss ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'', there's always a ris'''ALL HAIL THE GLOW CLOUD. ALL HAIL.'''
* Thanks to WebVideo/GameGrumps, we can always-oh hey, Big Zam!

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[[folder:Western Animation]]

* ''{{Futurama}}'':
** The series only featured '''[[TheHypnotoad THE HYPNOTOAD]]''' as a throwaway gag, but '''ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD'''
** Those windmills will keep them cool'''WINDMILLS DO NOT WORK THAT WAY! GOOD NIGHT!'''
* Anyone speaking of {{Freakazoid}}'s JustForFun/CandleJack is likely not to finish his sentence... Hey, whaddaya know, [[TemptingFate I'm perfectly fine]].
* If you've seen ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'', then you probably-- [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny SQUIRREL!]]
* TheSimpsons: "So I says to Maybel, 'Maybel,' I says... hang on, I'll finish this later" [...] "So I says to Maybel..."
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** If you hang around long enough, you may...*five minutes of epic fighting with an anthropomorphic chicken later*... anyway, you might see Peter getting sidetracked by some random throwback to an earlier episode.
** [[CutawayGag That's worse than that time Peter recalled something that happened to him before.]]
* WesternAnimation/MegaMan: Gutsman's Ass is everywhere! ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5TBeX405bc DUN-DUN!!!!]]''
* There was a minor RunningGag in ''MissionHill'' about a guy who... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgBCa_SLD_I&t=16s Penis penis]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bLRW7ksOzI&t=15s penis penis.]]
* Thanks to WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic, any and all topics will be derailed when someone--and then I said, "Oatmeal, are you ''crazy''?"
** And then came the Sweetie Belle "Derelle", aptly nicknamed because AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
** Pinkie Pie often does this.
** There's also that time New Zealand's listing for "Winter Wrap Up" was suddenly [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Qqf_8Fdj2Pc/TtcjgbtbIkI/AAAAAAAAWJY/ao_G8sR7g_8/s1600/1.jpg TWILIGHT SPARKLE.]]
* [[InAWorld Long ago,]] you could begin a long, sweeping tale of an epic legend in hushed tones and without interruption. [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Then one day, everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked!]]
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[[folder: Real Life ]]

* We'd talk about the vuvuzelas at World Cup 2010, but ''[[http://www.vuvuzela-time.co.uk BZZZZBZZZZBZZZZBZZZZBZZZZBZZZBZZZZ]]''
* The UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum USENET newsgroup often has particularly embarrassing statem3w587fuN^NO&*[=IULYBvilu=]Ł%b6viaby5i'''+++NO CARRIER+++'''
** This is most certainly a remnant of the era of FidoNet and similar messaging networks, conected via BBSes before the advent of the Internet. Users usually connected to a BBS via a phone line (one phone line, one user) and they could usually write messages on forums directly on their terminal emulation software instead of using an off-line, separate program. When they were typing the message and the line got suddenly noisy, the software interpreted the line noise as random characters. The "NO CARRIER" was the standard modem response after an interrupted connection; whether the text ended being part of the message or not depended on the software, but it always appeared in the console of the interrupted user; hence the meme.
** This was later picked up by {{Slashdot}}
* [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny Attention Deficit Disorder]], and the jokes about it like for example "They say I have ADD, but they don't understa- [[WesternAnimation/{{Up}} SQUIRREL!]]" and its varia- Ooh Shiny!.
* This probably has happened to most people when they were kids.
--> '''Kid 1''': Knock Knock
--> '''Kid 2''': Who's There?
--> '''Kid 1''': Interupting Cow.
--> '''Kid 2''': Interupting Cow w-
--> '''Kid 1''': MOO!
* Windows is known by many users for periodically having programs ha..........................''tvtropes.exe has stopped working...''
* Any and all TV broadcasts have been subject to this whenever a major or otherwise serious news event- "We interrupt our regularly scheduled trope entry to bring you this special report"..."This concludes our special report. We now resume our regularly scheduled trope entry." -occurs.
** There's also those people who interrupt TV news reporters broadcasting live to yell things like "[[Radio/TheHowardSternShow Baba Booey!]]"
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9QB8CpI10s "I was sitting on the front porch, grabbed a beer,]] and [[MemeticMutation fuck her right in the pussy.]]" This particular line became popular in 2014, especially during TheWorldCup.
* CONNELRAD and its successors, the Emergency Broadcast System, and the Emergency Alert System whenever they are tested. Originally occurring (usually) during commercial breaks, these days, the tests can happen at any...........*BZZZZZZZZZZ!* *BZZZZZZZZZZ!* *BZZZZZZZZZZ!*[[note]]This is usually followed in required monthly tests by the sine tone used by the previous Emergency Broadcast System.[[/note]] *''A required weekly / monthly test of the Emergency Alert System has been issued for the following areas / counties [list of areas / counties is shown] until [cutoff time].''*[[note]]Or other variations, depending on the station or cable system.[[/note]] *BZZZ!" *BZZZ!* *BZZZ!*
* Telemarketers may as well be...
-->[phone rings]
-->"Uh, hello?"
-->"Hello! Is this the troper editing this entry?"
-->"Uh, yes..."
-->CONTRATULATIONS, YOU MAY HAVE JUST WON A MILLION DOLLARS...!![[note]]Or other variations thereof.[[/note]]
-->[hangs up phone]
** ...examples.
** Their spiritual predecessors...
-->[doorbell rings]
-->"Oh, I'll get it!"
-->[[Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse "I'm going door to door]] [[PsychoStrings to make you this incredible offer!..."]]
-->"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!"
** ...door-to-door salespeople[[note]]The latter of whom technically still exist.[[/note]].
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