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->''"My first thought when I heard that was, 'I am so going to quote that out of context,' but on reflection it doesn't make a whole lot of sense'' in ''context either."''
-->-- '''[[Creator/BenCroshaw Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw]]''' (in response to the line "We may need you to play twing-twang;"), ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'', [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/1-Heavenly-Sword-and-Other-Stuff "Heavenly Sword Demo review"]][[note]]As this was merely the demo, it did not give the context, which exists elsewhere in the game. Hence why [[VideoGame/HeavenlySword this game]] is not listed below.[[/note]] [[note]]For those who are curious, "playing twing-twang" is [[{{Deuteragonist}} Kai]]'s ([[{{Protagonist}} Nariko]]'s adopted little sister) way of saying "shooting at people with arrows"[[/note]]

Sometimes, when describing an event in a work, we resort to ItMakesSenseInContext.

Sometimes, though, an event is just as nonsensical in context as it is when summarized (maybe even more nonsensical), and we say it [[TitleDrop Makes Just as Much Sense in Context]].

Closely associated with {{Mind Screw}}s, {{Gainax Ending}}s and {{Ice Cream Koan}}s. See also {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, a character who ''lives'' this trope.

!!Compare these related tropes:
%% The former trope "I Am Not Making This Up" covered anything surprising (the trope was scrapped due to being thrown around like confetti, applied to anything even remotely unusual). This covers the much narrower context of stuff that is nonsensical both when summarized, and in context. To provide one example, Cantor's proof of the existence of the Transinfinite fell under IANMTU, but because it makes sense when the context is described and is a fairly logical result, it wouldn't be this. %%
* A BigLippedAlligatorMoment is the intersection of this and {{padding}}. A plot point that '''Makes Just As Much Sense In Context''' may or may not be padding; it could be vital to the plot.
* FridgeLogic occurs when something appears to make sense in context, until you examine it more closely. This fails to make sense in context, ''and'' when examined more closely.
* VoodooShark is a SisterTrope; a patch over a plot hole creates another plot hole. This trope doesn't require that the weirdness be an attempt to fix an earlier weakness.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs and WidgetSeries is the whole show; this is just one case.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere is when a game's boss has no relationship to anything else included in the game or its backstory, generally being blatantly out of place, setting, and even ''[[OutOfGenreExperience genre]]''.
* A GainaxEnding is when the ending of a work makes no sense in or out of context; this trope doesn't have to be at the end.
* ThePlotDemandedThisIndex - Something happens to push the story because logic can't.
* A NoodleIncident is when the context behind something is left to the viewers' imagination. Here, the context is actively shown.


[[folder: Advertising]]

* Apparently, when this Luchadore attended a high school geometry class, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGB9wtco3uE he got mad and start promoting Dannon Pudding cups.]]

* "Puppy Monkey Baby." DontAsk.


[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* Near the end of the first ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' anime, the main villain catches Alucard's bullets with his head by phasing it. He then [[spoiler:sends the bullet flying back down the barrel of the gun, somehow causing it to explode all the bullets into Alucard and reduce him to a pile of blood]]. Then again, this is a show about [[RuleOfCool gun-wielding vampires]].
* ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' is already pretty bizarre, but there's this one scene where the eponymous teacher, Itoshiki Nozomu, walks on a beach towards the ocean, looks up, sees a giant squid with BigOlEyebrows emerge from the water ... and tenderly mumbles "Mother".
* Episode 7 of ''VisualNovel/OretachiNiTsubasaWaNai'' has Karura bent on world domination, throwing cakes at people in the streets because he [[NoSocialSkills wants to ejaculate, but was unable to]].
* ''Anime/MarginalNumber4'' has schoolboy idols making out with a bust of Pythagoras. Context? It's part of an idol competition. Yeah, doesn't make much sense that way either... [[RuleOfFunny but it's funny]].
* The Mochi strips in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'', which feature Estonia's new pets: rice cakes that look and (sort of) act like other nations. In one strip, Mochicanada ate Mochimerica's daddy, a Lettuce that wanted to take over the world, and was proclaimed to be [[GratuitousEnglish "The greatest country!"]]. And that was one of the ''less'' nonsensical strips! There's also the end of the Manga/HetaliaBloodbath2010, which managed to be this, [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming]], and [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome awesome]] at the same time. Also, Godzilla-sized Rome singing opera. And regular-sized Rome distracting aliens with ThePowerOfRock.
* The generally absurd nature of ''Manga/OnePiece'' makes it a frequent sufferer of this trope. e.g. "The geezer-tree and... a unicorn are having a drink!" And sometimes putting things in-context makes them even worse. Except when you actually read them themselves.
* ''Anime/DeadLeaves'' pull a few of these at times. At one point, Pandy fights off her opponent by [[spoiler: giving birth to a winged baby with handguns that sacrifices itself to stop a giant moon-destroying caterpillar]].
* Creator/StudioGainax. If someone is trying to explain [[Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt any]] [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion of]] [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann their]] [[Anime/{{FLCL}} series]] and you find yourself confused as all get out, don't worry. They often don't make any more sense to the person explaining them.
* Being a GagSeries, {{Manga/Gintama}} is frequently subject to this (And it almost always gets lampshaded by somebody).
** In the GenderBender arc, [[BadassAdorable Kagura]] is transformed into a male by a [[MakesSenseInContext light]], but she turns into an old man, with a scar. When Gintoki ask her how she even got that scar since it doesn't make any sense, she says she got it when she realized that she had something [[GagPenis ugly]] between her legs when she woke up from her nap, and she ripped it of, which caused her to [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext get the scar]], it's over her eye not between her legs! Then she wants to warn a friend of hers, and [[TeamPet Sadaharu]], her male dog, has become a horse..!
** In the FreakyFridayFlip arc, the gang spends much of their time [[MakesSenseInContext chasing a formerly dead cat that was brought back to life when half of Hijikata's soul accidentally flew up its butt]], which also granted it sentience and the physique of a bodybuilder. Then Hasegawa as Sadaharu gets his soul transferred into a pile of poop, only somehow transform into an anthropomorphic pile of poop with arms, legs, and his face after he gets his sunglasses back.
* More or less the entirety of ''LightNovel/HumanityHasDeclined'', which features such bizarre sequences as skinless chickens plotting to TakeOverTheWorld. The scarier part is when some of the things that only looked like this trope suddenly start to make sense on the fourth rewatch.
* This applies to any of the scenes in ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' involving Chiyo's father. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnktCDi-BVs This scene]], for instance, makes equal sense before and after seeing/reading the work in full.
* In episode 19 of the 2017 series of ''Manga/MagicalCircleGuruGuru'', Raid, in his dragon form, after capturing Kukuri, is looking at a photo book of [[{{Gonk}} Kaya]] which is filled with him doing [[FanDisservice "sexy"]] poses. This freaked Raid so much that it turned him back to his humanoid form.
* As would be expected from a series with such a title, ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' has these crop up every once in a while.
** In [[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventurePhantomBlood part one]], [[BigBad Dio]] has a bunch of pet dogs with human heads. One makes a lewd remark about [[NoNameGiven Poco's sister]] and Dio crushes it under his foot for being rude. No explanation is ever given of where the dog-men came from or why Dio had them, and [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment the other dog-men never appear or are mentioned again.]]
** The series is semi-famous for having at least one major Stand in each Part that demonstrates a power in its first appearance [[note]]that seems to have no connection to the power it's eventually given[[/note]] and then never again. [[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Part Three]] has Noriaki Kakyoin cut Jotaro's leg at a distance by painting a red streak across the latter's knee in a painting. Kakyoin's Stand Hierophant Green's power is the ability to turn into tentacles.
** In [[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable part four]], Rohan Kishibe's first appearance sees him drawing and shading complete pages of his manga in seconds. It's definitely a RequiredSecondaryPower since his Stand's main effect[[note]]Turning someone into a book and allowing him to read their mind and erase memories or implant instructions[[/note]] is activated only when someone sees one of his unpublished drawings[[note]]Later his stand is shown to have a physical form which can turn people into books on its own, but he summons it by drawing it in midair so it technically fulfills the same condition[[/note]], but according to WordOfGod, Rohan's superhuman drawing skills aren't part of his Stand. Where they ''did'' come from is unexplained, though unlike the other examples they are referenced regularly throughout Part Four and even get a CallBack in part six.
** In [[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureVentoAureo part five]], when Giorno first meets mob boss [[FatBastard Polpo]], the latter idly chews off two of his own fingers, only for them to reappear seconds later. His stand Music/BlackSabbath, however, turns out to have the ability to move instantly through shadows. The actual reason behind his finger-eating and subsequent regeneration is never explained.
** The first appearance of [[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureStoneOcean part six]]'s main villain Enrico Pucci sees him apparently using his Stand to put Jotaro and Jolyne into a trance while they're slowly dissolved by a thick white fluid. The problem: Pucci's stand {{Music/Whitesnake}}'s power is to extract the memories and Stands of others and store them in the form of [=CDs=]. Nowhere is any mention made of trance-making or white acid.

[[folder: Comic Books]]
* [[spoiler:Cowboy God]] in ''ComicBook/TheUmbrellaAcademy''.
* Pretty much everything in ''Suore Ninja''. For example, Pope John Paul I did not have a heart attack nor was murdered, but was eaten by a time-travelling TyrannosaurusRex. That happened because [[spoiler: the current Pope, Constantin Vitalian, grabbed two holy relics that together give the power of TimeTravel and tried to use them to cheat at a lottery but accidentally traveled in time to the Late Cretaceous, and when he traveled back forward in time he instead arrived to the day of John Paul I's death and the Tyrannosaurus had managed to come with him.]] In fact, when Constantin Vitalian solved the case about the death of the cat Maramao (the protagonist of an old Italian pop song), the strange thing is that it ''did'' [[ItMakesSenseInContext make sense in the context]].

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* The ''Anime/ToLoveRu'' Fan Fic, [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11591414/2/To-Love-CARNAGE To-Love-Carnage]] features a conversation where the two main characters heavy imply they actually know they are in a fan fiction. It comes out of nowhere and never is explained. But then again, that'll make sense knowing its a [[spoiler:CrackFic]].
* The sequel to the trollfic ''FanFic/HalfLifeFullLifeConsequences'' Has this line: [[spoiler: Gordon Freeman is in no way, shape, or form John's hands.]]
--> '''John:''' Gordon Freeman is now these hands...
* [[Theatre/SeraMyu Astarte]] is a constant source of these in ''Roleplay/ItsCurtains.'' Like thinking the plastic Halloween spiders were alive, or responding to [[spoiler:Seymour thinking they're all dead and in hell]] by concluding that maybe they're actually zombies... noting that they can still eat cake... and amending it with "cake zombies."
* Tends to happen with Pinkie Pie in ''FanFic/TwilightTheThird'', as shown with her sax:
-->"I bought my sax from somepony in Shetland. [[EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes It was raised by bagpipes and still tries to sing like they do]]."

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* The infamous rapping dog scene from ''WesternAnimation/TitanicTheLegendGoesOn'' is this in spades. The uncut edition vaguely justifies it by having the dog rap about how the animals are going to throw a party and he wants them to steal food for it (which we see the animals doing in later scenes), but the announcement for the party and ''the fact that it's expressed via a '''rap number''''' comes [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment right the flip out of nowhere]].
** Also where the dog got the basketball jersey from, why the background is suddenly a city in some of the shots, why all the other animals were suddenly there...
* ''Animation/TheMindsEye'' series doesn't feature much in the way of context to ''begin with'', being a collection of animations from different animators spliced together. That said, even some of the sequences when taken as a self-contained event don't make a lot of sense.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6i2WRreARo This infamous montage]] of clips from ''Film/TheWickerMan2006'' remake. Watching these scenes in their proper context within the movie doesn't subtract from their sheer randomness and ridiculousness at all.
** If anything it just makes them make less sense. Contrast the original, which still has a lot of very weird stuff going on but it's pretty internally consistent as part of the island's pagan fertility rituals.
* In Willy Wonka's flashback in ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', [[spoiler: Willy decides to run away from home after an argument with his dad.]] Wilbur responds, "I won't be here when you get back." When he returns to his address, he finds that not only has Wilbur left, ''but he's taken the entire house with him''.
* In ''Film/{{Troll 2}}'', the ghost of the grandfather stops time to allow the protagonist to urinate on his family's dinner (the need to keep the family from eating the dinner is properly set up, but it's never been hinted that the ghost [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands had this power]]). This may make some viewers wonder ''why he didn't just toss the food out.''
** Or the wooden man being chainsawed in the crotch and laughing. Or the love scene where two people eating corn together makes it start popping. Really, a lot of the movie seems out of place when lined up with the actual plot.
* The rooster in ''Film/TheHangover'' was never explained ({{Word of God}} is they got it to feed the tiger, though).
* The movie ''Film/{{Rockula}}'' is about a FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire who needs to stop his girlfriend from dying and being reincarnated every 22 years, only to be constantly murdered by a pirate with a rhinestone peg-leg wielding a ham bone. He also starts a rock band with Bo Diddly, gets blood deliveries from the Red Cross, can turn into a Muppet-bat, his mother is Toni Basil, and he has a sentient talking reflection that may or may not be the trapped ghost of Elvis.
* ''{{Film/Rubber}}'' is about a tire named Robert that comes to life and kills people with his psychic powers. While being watched by [[AudienceSurrogate spectators]] who [[BreakingTheFourthWall act like they're watching the movie themselves]].
* The films of Creator/DavidLynch.
* ''{{Film/Antichrist}}'' has a ton of stuff that makes no sense: the talking fox, the biblical allusions, the constellations that don't exist, the ending with faceless women, ''the very title''...
* The early surrealist films of Luis Buñuel and Creator/SalvadorDali. Being surrealist, they [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic are intended to be symbolic]] in a sort of [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible incomprehensible]] dream logic way.
* ''Film/TammyAndTheTRex'' has the premise of a mad scientist stealing a guy's brain so he can use it as a test subject for putting human brains into robot bodies. No explanation is given for why this robot body is shaped like a Tyrannosaurus Rex, why it moves on its own before the transplant, or why he promises it immortality.
* The film ''Film/{{Detention}}'' starts out as a comedic version of ''Film/{{Scream1996}}'' and then introduces a time travelling bear mascot, a JerkJock with insect blood who vomits acid, a FreakyFridayFlip and aliens.
* CreatorThumbprint of Władysław Sikora. For example, the turtle in ''Film/AyoyDrJekyllAndMrHyde'' can only be explained thus. Also the olympic runner in the same movie.
* ''Film/{{Hydrozagadka}}'' was deliberately made as silly as possible. The bad guys plan is to steal all the water in Warsaw using fridges suspended on baloons. There's also a superhero. And a crocodile. Yup.
* In ''Film/ErnestGoesToJail'', whenever Ernest gets an electric shock he temporarily becomes a living magnet. When he gets electrocuted on the Electric Chair he temporarily gains lightning powers. Now say that out loud. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Ernest P. Worrel. Gains superpowers. From being executed]]. The only part of that to actually make sense ([[ItMakesSenseInContext in context]]) is why he went to prison and got the chair in the first place.

[[folder: Live-Action TV ]]
* Describe a skit from ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''... ''Any'' skit from ''Monty Python's Flying Circus''... Does it make sense in context? Yes? Then stop talking about ''Doctor Who'' reruns and describe a skit from ''Monty Python's Flying Circus'', instead.
** The fact that the show had [[SomethingCompletelyDifferent no general formula]] and the Monty Pythons were opposed to punchlines, instead favoring either seamlessly transitioning from one skit to another, flipping a nonchalant bird in the general direction of the whole concept of "context" in the process, or just [[DropTheCow dropped a cow]] on a skit whenever they felt it had overstayed its welcome, did certifiably ''not'' make their show any less nonsensical.
* The "Hurley" bird in ''Series/{{Lost}}'' was only explained in the DVD-only epilogue.
* There's got to be a reason why the entirety of one ''{{Series/Jam}}'' sketch was two men in underwear shooting each other in the ass, but no one can think of one. And the rest of the sketches don't make a whole lot more sense.
* The infamous ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Threshold", in which traveling at warp 10 causes people to mutate into large salamanders and have salamander babies together before being returned completely to normal. There's something about [[HollywoodEvolution "evolution"]] in there, but beyond that...
** It actually makes even ''less'' sense in context, given that among other things, the fictional science of ''Star Trek'' warp drive says that warp 10 is infinite speed (achieving it would mean occupying all points in the universe simultaneously) and thus requires infinite power output. Yet somehow an underpowered shuttlecraft is able to do it, with no explanation as to how. [[note]]They do say it was made possible by a "new kind of dilithium"... Which is a bit like saying you could tune your car engine to let you drive to space, as long as you had a different kind of fuel.[[/note]] And then there's the opening scene of the episode, in which they run a computer simulation of the warp 10 test... even though given that nothing has ever reached warp 10, there should be no data to enter into the simulation. Small wonder, then, that the people in charge of the series, including the script writer for that episode, [[CanonDiscontinuity officially disowned that episode]].
** Even worse, the distant finale of ''Star Trek: The Next Generation'' (which was written long before Threshold) shows ships exceeding warp 10 without any lizard-people or infinite energy, though this probably signifies a renumbering of the scale. (Which had been done once before; it was ''TNG'' that introduced the warp scale that tops out at warp 10. In the original series, warp 10 was achievable but somewhat unsafe for the ''Enterprise'' under normal circumstances, and significantly exceeded under a few abnormal circumstances.)
* There was a very strange case on ''Series/{{Cops}}'' where a man walked in on his mother having sex with his wife. As if this itself isn't ridiculous, he doesn't know how to react, so he calls the police hoping they can do something about this. His mother, seeing that he's calling the police, stabs him in the hand. When they get there, they arrest his mother while his wife screams after the car "She's 61 years old! You can't do that to her!"
* ''Series/ThePrisoner'', a much-lauded spy show from TheSixties, always had a weird, psychedelic feel to it, but ''nobody'' was prepared for the finale. If you really want it spoiled, you should know that [[spoiler: everyone dances to "Dem Bones", the villain turns out to be a chimp who turns out to be the hero, and then there's a gunfight set to "All You Need Is Love", a rocket takes off, and the hero teams up with a supporting villain, a little person, and a mod and they steal a truck.]] The kicker is that if you pay attention to it in terms of themes, rather than plot, it's not without meaning. It's just... very peculiar in how it communicates those themes.
* Ah, ''Series/TwinPeaks''. Sure, for the most part, it was a reasonably straightforward murder mystery with soap opera aspects. But then every so often there'd be a denim-clad demon named BOB (all caps) and his former best friend who cut off his arm to get rid of a tattoo he didn't like and the arm turned into a little person who dances a lot, a teleporting horse, an extradimensional conspiracy revolving around creamed corn, a murdered woman's soul getting caught inside a dresser drawer, a seemingly-crazy woman whose best friend is a chunk of wood which is implied not only to be sentient, but also to have psychic powers, and Music/DavidBowie and Chris Isaak as FBI agents who accidentally travel through time. And the normal stuff just made the weird stuff seem even weirder.
* ''Series/TheYoungOnes'': From the airplane crashing into the house, random unexplained time travel into the middle ages, Vampires (who turn out to be video shop employees) in the post, random cartoon violence often resulting in massive head trauma, a genie in a kettle that is boiled alive when one of them makes tea, Macbeth witches in the hallway, a University Challenge team being crushed by an eclair, Buddy Holly hanging from his parachute in the rafters, the very random cut scenes that don't have any meaning and the loose, often prosaic plotlines: all factors that combined to create both one of the most well-loved UK TV comedies of the 80s and one of the most bizarrely set sitcoms ever broadcast.
--> '''Matchbox:''' Don't look at me, I'm irrelevant...
* Most events on ''Series/SamAndCat'' sound bizarre when discussing them anyway, but "[=#BrainCrush=]" takes the gold - the B-story has Cat putting on a one-girl play. Fair enough, she goes to a school for the performing arts and though her specialty's singing they do all sorts there... but it's about Abraham Lincoln. If Abraham Lincoln was a woman. Complete with long red beard [[ShesGotLegs and a short skirt]]. Luckily, Music/ArianaGrande is too cute for it to come off as FanDisservice, but still. Oh, and...
--> '''Nona''': Why is she [[FakeBrit speaking in an English accent]]?
--> '''Dice''': No idea.
* The ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' season four finale "Restless" is a goldmine for this trope, but there has to be particular mention for the little man who wanders through the main characters dreams discussing, demonstrating and wearing cheese slices. In the commentary Joss Whedon says this is because every dream has some element which simply makes no sense.
* Half of any given episode of ''Series/TheMonkees'' is this. For instance, "Art For Monkees' Sake", which begins with [[Creator/PeterTork Peter]] painting doors [[note]] painting portraits of doors, not doing maintenance painting of actual doors[[/note]]and only gets wierder from there, culminating in a sequence where Creator/{{Liberace}} is seen demolishing a piano with a sledgehammer, for [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment no good plot reason.]].

[[folder: Music ]]
* Enforced in ''Music/BadLipReading'', as the music is 100% WordSalad that's rewritten over other songs.

[[folder: Newspaper Comics]]
* In ''ComicStrip/{{Heathcliff}}'', the character of [[http://heathcliff.wikia.com/wiki/Garbage_Ape Garbage Ape]] shows up periodically to Heathcliff's evident delight and knocks over the neighborhood trash cans. That's all that's ever explained about him.

* ''[[Pinball/LightsCameraAction Lights... Camera... Action!]]'' sets the player as a movie Director filming an action movie, with the lead characters named after various playing card ranks. That still doesn't explain why you need to collect their "cards" to build winning poker hands while filming...

[[folder: Video Games ]]
* ''VideoGame/RhythmHeaven'':
** "Donk-Donk", one of the minigames in ''Fever'', is so bizarre that the description in the North American version of the game admits it's hard to describe. It involves what appear to be anthropomorphic tuning forks piloting a rocket propelled by their own rocking motion across a landscape of giant flowers and pink clouds, with a green cartoon octopus stuck to the underside of the rocket along for the ride. That's weird even for a WidgetSeries. The characters don't even have official names; they're referred to in the credits as "Uh...These guys?" And on top of all that, the music is in 3/4 time instead of 4/4 time like most of the other songs in the game.
** "Working Dough" is arguably just as weird. Four sentient blobs of dough work in a factory with Mr. Game And Watch, headbumping power pellets onto a conveyor belt to give a space ship enough power to escape Earth's gravity. "Working Dough 2" is even weirder, as it takes place in a bamboo forest with the dough blobs resting in teapots, the space ship is now a large tea-sipping geisha doll, and the space rabbits from the GBA installment appear.
* ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo'' is this unleaded. For instance, SUN's plot is about green-haired {{Satan}} enlarging the sun so he can have a longer summer and be surrounded by women in bikinis. In Fever 2, Primp Town apparently has a forest, an ocean, some ruins, ''and a desert'' all in walking distance. Not to mention that, half the time, people attack each other for no good reason!
* Most of the reasons you're given to go out and roll things up in the ''VideoGame/KatamariDamacy'' series.
* Every microgame in the ''VideoGame/WarioWare'' series.
* In ''JustForFun/PokemonVietnameseCrystal'', a poorly translated bootleg of ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokemon Crystal Version]]'', many of the very odd quotes that the NPC's say make little or no sense. See the [[Quotes/PokemonVietnameseCrystal quotes page]] on this game for some examples.
* ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}'' has a real doozy. After fighting their way through 3 different endings, each varying in serious levels of depressing, the player has a chance at experiencing the fourth ending. Rather than confront the final boss of the game, [[spoiler: the boss' brother crushes her, causing the Gods possessing her to destroy the world... with giant, terrible infants]]. The characters remarkably take this in a fair enough stride, all things considered, although the ending is not positive.
** And after collecting all 65 weapons hidden within the game ''(each often with their own horrible requirements to get)'', the player finally gets to experience the fifth and final ending of ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}''. Where the same as above happens, but [[spoiler: the main character and his dragon wind up dragging the true final boss through a dimensional gateway. To Shinjuku, Japan. In 2003. And then [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere they engage in a rhythm battle above Tokyo]] in a game that had once been hack-and-slash gameplay]]. Even the relevant characters wind up seriously confused for the few lines of dialogue they have.
* A ''lot'' of scenes from ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' would leave you scratching your head, but if you play the whole game beginning to end, you'll probably be even MORE confused. Why does Ionia [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything hold Lucas' head underwater near his crotch to teach him PSI]]? Why do the Oxygen Supply Machines look like big-lipped male mermaids who supply oxygen via [[HoYay a kiss]]? Why is there a living bass guitar in the attic of Club Tittiboo [[EverythingIsTryingToKillYou that attacks you for no reason]]? The list goes on. And on.
** ''Arn's Winter Quest'' (a hack of Earthbound), in its entirety.
* The Beethoven Level from ''[[VideoGame/DragonsLair Dragon's Lair II: Time Warp]]''. It starts off with [[TheHero Dirk]] being chased by a cat around Beethoven's house. Seems OK, right? Well, then the piano starts flying, the cat turns into a fire breathing demon-cat, Beethoven briefly turns into Music/EltonJohn, you have to scramble over flying violins and music notes, and before everything comes crashing down Beethoven's coat is set on fire. And there is no explanation whatsoever.
* ''VideoGame/CastleCrashers'' has a particularly bizarre ending to a bizarre game. [[spoiler: The fourth princess ends up being a clown. She then does a silly dance while pink weasels appear on the screen. No explanation for this is ever given.]] [[note]]The Clown is likely supposed to be Tricky the Clown, a character from various Newgrounds videos. Castle Crashers does have a lot of Newgrounds references after all. [[/note]]
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'' has the standard ''Tales Series'' formula of PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo [[BonusBoss Bonus Bosses]] show up. This time it's ''[[VideoGame/TalesOfXillia Xillia's]] Jude and Milla. The weird part is how, for absolutely no reason at all, Jude is turned into a pengyon (except for the boss fights).
* In ''[[VideoGame/WildARMs3 Wild ARMs 3]]'', you can find a PornStash. That's not unusual. In order to open said stash, you need to find 18 Migrant Seal items. That's... less logical, but the number at least makes sense. Once you open it, you have to ''[[BonusBoss fight the porn stash]]''. ''And no-one in the party reacts to this''.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'': The heroine brings something to her teacher during the summer holidays and he asks if she'll stay to help him with some work. The heroine can choose to either stay and help him; go to the library... or say that she has to claim her spoils of war and head to the distant land of Macedonia, to obtain her reward from the king. There is just ''no'' explaining of that line.
* The characters of ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'' are prone to this. Most noteably is Haruka, who spouts odd lines all the time. Other examples include Kengo summarizing Masato's life as "I brought you mayonaisse", Masato somehow interpreting things as being about muscles and just about everything Kyosuke says.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''{{Webcomic/Oglaf}}'': Ivan wakes up one night to find a giant spider giving him a blowjob. It apologizes, saying that it usually bites him first to paralyze him, then jumps out the window. Oglaf is already a weird sex comic, but even things like the Lizard of Guilt and Sexy Fruit Vikings are given more explanation than ''that''.
* Describing the premise of ''{{Webcomic/Lookism}}'' goes from 'Ah! That's easy! It's about a guy with one {{Bishonen}} and one {{Gonk}} body, and he changes between the two each time one of them falls asleep!' {{Beat}} no… it's not easy to explain at all, how did it even happen?! Where did the {{Bishonen}} body even come from?!
* ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' is ''extremely'' fond of things that [[ItMakesSenseInContext Make Sense In Context]], but when Creator/AndrewHussie feels like [[TrollingCreator trolling the fans]], sometimes we get this trope. A great example is an extended sequence in which, [[MoodWhiplash immediately after another character had died]], Rufio from the movie ''{{Film/Hook}}'' dies and Andrew Hussie's AuthorAvatar tearfully mourns his death...by kissing his corpse on the lips. The whole thing might make ''a bit'' more sense when you realise that it's a well-established law of Sburb that if one player kisses a dead player with a live [[LivingDream dreamself]] they come back to life, but neither of them are Sburb players, the event doesn't seem to take place in Sburb anyway, and the whole thing was never foreshadowed beforehand nor alluded to afterwards...so it really doesn't make any more sense in context at all.
** During an archive binge, Rufio's [[Creator/DanteBasco actor]] read that part of the comic while drunk. [[http://rufiozuko.tumblr.com/post/26132011680/what-the-hell-just-happened-hussie-are-you The reaction was priceless.]]
** Also immediately lampshaded in-series, as John sees the event from Skaia and wonders ''what the hell'' he's looking at.
** Much later, this scene gets a CallBack, when in one of the walkaround games, Rufioh Nitram (a minor character based entirely upon Rufio from Hook), mentions that Andrew Hussie's self-insert (always referred to by characters as "the orange guy") tried to kiss him once:
--> RUFIOH: just the other day, get th1s... some orange guy 1n a green sh1rt jumped out of some bushes and tr1ed to k1ss me... and 1'm l1ke whaaat... step off jolly man, haha...
* ''Webcomic/FrederickTheGreat'' loves this trope. One story arc consists of the heroes attempting to rescue the German version of Arthur Sullivan from wage slavery in the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in order to prevent a [[spoiler:Cthulhu-worshiping]] version of W.S. Gilbert from exploding Ireland.
* ''[[http://www.electricsheepcomix.com/delta/firstword/ The First Word]]'' has no dialogue until the first word appears at the very end, so lack thereof can to some pretty confusing, difficult to explain scenarios. For instance, all of evolution getting summarized midway through the comic, a girl whose mind can time travel, and a caveman's glowing blue penis.
* [[http://www.twogag.com/archives/1552 The page image]] is from ''Webcomic/TwoGuysAndGuy''. TGAG being a status quo gag-a-day webcomic, we never ''do'' learn the context.
* ''Webcomic/AwfulHospital'' contains copious quantities of this. Perhaps the most famous example is anything and everything to do with the [[http://www.bogleech.com/awfulhospital/144.html Glumdroodler]], [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere including the Glumdroodler itself]].
-->'''[[PunnyName BBQ Girll:]]''' It's weakening! Consider tubes! Consider them harder than you've considered them ever before! Harder than cones!
-->'''[[note]]the otherwise-mute[[/note]] Glumdroodler:''' Tubethought? [[BigNo NOOOOOO!]] ''[ceases to exist]''

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic, Rob is sometimes a dinosaur.
-->'''Rob:''' I'm a dinosaur.
* In BoringTrousers' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPT0CtK_fxI Three Year Anniversary Special]], Adam and CJ try to explain to Joe what he missed [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgOCZdzI-Ew Cool Collar Bro]], in which an [[LetsPlays LPer]] explains why he wears a [[CollaredByFashion dog collar]]. The explanation ends up sounding like the premise of a {{Shonen}} {{Anime}} -- to the point where it perhaps would have been wiser to have not given an explanation at all:
-->'''Adam''': All you really need to know--because he doesn't specifically say it again--is he believes he harnesses [[{{Lunacy}} power from the moon]] with a [[CollaredByFashion dog collar]] that [[ItWasAGift his grandfather gave him]]."\\
'''Joe''': ''[[StunnedSilence *stunned silence*]]''\\
'''CJ''': "Basically."
* ''Onision''. His most well-known example is probably the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH5ay10RTGY Banana Song]], in which he combines an EarWorm, a banana costume, and as many wacky video filters as possible.
* ''Creator/HarryPartridge [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEq_Fz3bBO8 is never thinking what you're thinking]]''. Oh, and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCTbFN0EsDM all hail Stephen, king of the lesbians!]]'', as well as ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVLmC8Motfg&feature=relmfu The Justin Bieber Show]]''.
* In "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nk2wViKSh_M Ultimate Muscle Roller Legend]]", two gay men in their underwear ride each other like scooters and segways chasing down a girl driving a transforming steamroller. They finally blow her up by pulling down their underwear revealing a baby head that shoots lasers. This is all that's given as a description:
-->Deep in the forest lived Billy and his charming companions. They peacefully [[MachoCamp honed their bodies]] and listened to music there. But a wave of development came upon the forests. One who would turn all to road. [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Kagamine Rin]] had come. Billy must stop the construction before all is turned to road.
* The entire series of ''WebAnimation/{{asdfmovie}}s'' are this, probably because it's a blend of RapidFireComedy and SurrealHumor.
* The WebAnimation/RubberFruit video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AdhHa0_t_s "Soldier thinks the sentry is american"]] described as:
--> "A young [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Engineer]] has just built its first sentry, and is very proud of himself. However, he is interrupted by the appearance of a Stupid Faice Soldier. The Soldier insists that the sentry is an American, but the Engineer disagrees. This enrages the Soldier, who eats the Engineer with the help of a special bacteria called [[VideoGame/Left4Dead Francis]]. Attracted by the commotion, a Pedospy appears and attempts to hump the Soldier to death. Before he can do this, however, the mother Engineer returns and eats them both."
* Often the case of the stories on ''WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou''. Especially the live episodes.
* While the vast majority of ''WebVideo/CodeMENT'' is certainly absurd in its humour, it is simple in its explanation. The suicidal Oompa Loompas on the other hand, are just there.
* ''WebVideo/JulianSmithDotTv'', "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eLDgZ013sI You In Five Minutes]]": Julian finds clones of himself who claim to be him a few minutes in the future. The clone who claims to be Julian in an hour is black, looks nothing like him, and unleashes magical powers in fury upon learning Julian's mail package is empty. Cut to Julian in a car with friends, with no mention of the clones at all.
* In one episode of WebVideo/OddityArchive, Ben cuts to a clip from ''Series/{{SCTV}}'' of five guys singing "Who Made The Egg Salad Sandwiches". If you watch the original sketch, the song is just as much of a non-sequitur as it is on OA.
* ''WebVideo/{{Spaceshipcontrol}}'' is notorious for this. Examples include the random arrival of Donald Trump Aliens on Earth, a scene where the protagonist shoots a pistol at a demon while on a swing, a sequence where the protagonist pretends to be in a First-Person shooter using a vegetable as a gun, a scene where one of the side characters is killed by an upside-down picture of a cow falling on his head and a moment where the protagonist dances Gangnam Style for no reason.
* Many of the things that happen in WebVideo/{{Stampylongnose}}'s Quest and Den series are this trope. especially Quest's morning routine, which involves Stampy and his friend iballisticsquid shooting arrows at each other form the top of giant statue-houses of themselves, flushing themselves down a giant toilet, then kissing a snow-golem, then pretending to sell ice cream to each other. This routine has been known to take up an entire twenty-minute episode.
* ''WebVideo/GameGrumps'' has a number of out of nowhere jokes that made no sense. One example, which the community found particularly hilarious:
-->'''Creator/{{Egoraptor}}''': How much ass do you think ''[[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Mega Man]]'' gets?
-->'''WebVideo/JonTron''': One, two, three, four, five, six, seven.
-->'''Creator/{{Egoraptor}}''': Seven asses?
-->'''WebVideo/JonTron''': Seven asses.
** Another example, from their playthrough of ''VideoGame/PokemonFireRed'':
-->'''Arin:''' [Apropos of nothing, while running aimlessly around the SS Anne] Oh no! Not the lever! Don't pull it! Aaaaaaaahhhhhh!
-->'''Danny:''' The fuck is wrong with you-
-->'''Arin:''' I'm ha- Nooooooo! Don't let loose the marmoset!
** Yet another, from their half-awake playthrough of Yoshi's Cookie:
--> '''Arin:''' At age six I was born without a face.
* ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'' creator Chris Chandler's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATbBU1vyKeI "I Got a Fish"]] video, which features Chris dancing and singing "I got a fish, would you like to make a wish?" (added via a deliberate HongKongDub) several times over. Many people who see this in WebAnimation/YouTubePoop or similar videos assume it's part of some longer clip in which it makes much more sense. It isn't, and it doesn't.
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'': In "Best Caper Ever", Strong Bad and The Cheat send Homestar to the Arctic (to which they inexplicably have live satellite feed) by having The Cheat pee in Homestar's melonade. Due to not remembering all of the details of their caper, Strong Bad and The Cheat are at a loss trying to figure out how it happened.


[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "A Million Little Fibers", Oprah's anus and vagina argue with each other (they each have a different British accent) until one of them pulls a gun and takes some people hostage.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Moon Farm", the main characters decide to fly an army of cows to the moon because of an ancient scroll containing a lost verse to "Hey Diddle Diddle" which claims that ice cream made from moon cow milk is the greatest in the universe. [[NoodleIncident We don't know]], and it's clear that many of the characters don't either.
** Also, Candace's running gag of hallucinating (possibly) a talking zebra that calls her Kevin.
** The cameos of the Giant Floating Baby Head also make no sense at all.
** Another realistic giant baby, but with a full body, appeared as gag in an early episode coming from a normally sized and typically cartoonish designed mom, no explanation was given.
** And then there's Klimpaloon, the Magical Old-Timey Bathing Suit Who Lives in the Himalayas.
* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim''. "I'm in a bear suit!"
** "It was ''meee! I'' was the turkey ''all along!''"
* ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'': Any of Pinky's answers to the question, 'AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering'
* The ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode "1+1 = Ed". Watching it may leave you wondering if the production team spent the story planning stage [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs frolicking in a kiddie pool full of LSD]].
** From ed.wikia.com: "In this episode, the Eds embark on a learning spree, disassembling various objects and eventually stumbling into a bizarre universe that defies the laws of physics."
* The ending of the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode "The Other Tarts". The psychotic Tart Toter bursts into the castle, brandishing a chicken and a squirrel in place of tarts, foaming at the mouth. He says: "This cosmic dance bursting with decadence and withheld permissions twists all our arms collectively, but... If sweetness can win, (and it can!), then I'll still be here tomorrow to high-five you, yesterday, my friends. Peace." As he says this, the camera zooms in on his deranged, foaming face, and fades to the Tart Toter's delusion of drifting through space, surrounded by sweets, and LSP is in the space background, taking a donut. All of a sudden, it cuts back to the castle, where Finn cringes, and the episode ends.
** The whole episode "A Glitch is a Glitch", appropriately premiered on AprilFoolsDay.
* In "The Chaperone" from ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', at one point a ''giant apple'' chases a woman. The context? [=SpongeBob=] and Pearl were doing a dance at the latter's prom called "The Sponge", which simply consists of bouncing on ones' butt. Everyone else has trouble doing it and end up injuring themselves and each other until the whole prom gets destroyed.
** That could be a {{shoutout}} to ''Film/AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes'', but is still very random.
* ''WesternAnimation/OggyAndTheCockroaches'' sometimes has moments like this such as in the episode "Up To No Good", an otherwise straightforward episode where Oggy has to climb a mountain that grows out of his yard. At some point in that episode, he encounters a ''disco-dancing yeti'' that lives in a broken cable car (which seems to be much bigger on the inside). It becomes even more nonsensical when you consider that there's a rope that connects the cable car and a nearby city as if it's been there for a long time despite the fact that the mountain has just formed at the beginning of that episode.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' in the episode "Storm the Castle", an Italian unicorn who did not appear at any earlier point in the series [[spoiler: offers to repower Star's wand]]. This may also be a MindScrew.
** At least until the season 3 episode "Deep Dive," which implies [[spoiler: the unicorns are from the dimension that ''all magic in the multiverse'' flows from, having one in the wand is what powers it]], possibly turning this into a case of {{Foreshadowing}}. It's not any less ''weird'', but neither is anything else in the show.
* Pretty much everything about the Creator/CartoonNetwork show ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa.'' A ManChild RealityWarper who is everyone on earth's uncle and grandpa travels in a flying RV with his friends-- a wisecracking slice of pizza, a deadpan godzilla-like lizard, a giant realistic flying tiger who farts rainbows, and a talking belly bag-- to save kids from dangers such as talking mustaches and hot dog monsters. Good morning!
* [[LaughingMad Insane]] RealityWarper that he is, much of what [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Bill Cipher]] comes up with in the environments where he has control (mostly the mindscape, the dream world and [[spoiler:during the finale [[WorldofChaos all of Gravity Falls]]]]) is utterly nonsensical horror. Notable examples include:
** "You deserve a prize!...Here, have a head that's always screaming!" (Bonus points for Bill graphically dismantling the head from the outside in like an onion)
** Can't forget the beginning of the "penthouse suite" scene in the final episode: rather disorienting for the viewer and a complete MindScrew for poor [[spoiler:Ford. Bill rises out of the floor with a piano and plays and sings "We'll Meet Again, and that's just the beginning]].
* ''TheSimpsons'': At the end of the episode "Burns, Baby Burns," Larry Burns (Creator/RodneyDangerfield) randomly announces a party in the middle of the street. Not only does everyone present immediately join in the celebration, but a thunderous pop-rock soundtrack begins blasting out of nowhere. Marge [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this, only for Homer to tell her to stop worrying and enjoy the party.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* There is an educational video made by the Spitzer Space Telescope PR people where a woman gets eaten by a giant anemone.
* The most publicized press event of the 2010 [[UsefulNotes/AustralianPolitics Australian federal election]] was... [[http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/tony-abbott-burns-his-speedos-20100630-zl4q.html the burning of a pair of Tony Abbott's speedos on morning talkback radio]]. Yes, ''radio'', not television. MemeticMutation ensued in the Australian media over just how impossibly nonsensical the event was.
* [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/man-high-on-bath-salts-kills-neighbors-pet-goat-i Man High on Bath Salts Kills Neighbour's Pet Goat While Wearing Bra and Panties.]]
* After a rash of shark attacks off of the Egyptian coast, a high-ranking member of the Egyptian government declared that it was the work of [[UsefulNotes/IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles Mossad (think of it as the Israeli CIA)]], who he claimed had planted MindControl chips in the sharks' brains to attack Egyptian civilians in revenge for the Egyptians having too many tourists. Even his colleagues had a FlatWhat moment. It eventually was discovered that someone had been hand-feeding the sharks, which led to the fish biting other tourists in order to figure out where they kept food on their person.
** Note: When Egypt has to defend Israel from a statement one of their own made, you ''know'' it was stupid.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu4I8bDQsS0 Palm Frond Bandit]]. OnlyInFlorida.
* Ladies and gentlemen, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnVjkE87FDY the Unipiper]]
* President UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter was once [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Carter_rabbit_incident attacked by a giant swimming rabbit]].
* [[https://notalwaysright.com/this-robot-is-really-in-disguise/35370/ This story]] on "Not Always Learning," a spinoff of Website/NotAlwaysRight, has a student quoting this trope almost word for word when their teacher discovers a photo on said student's camera of a Franchise/{{Transformers}} toy in a Franchise/{{Barbie}} dress hugging a beer bottle.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbbKixDxb28 This news article]] about a man released from conviction for carrying drugs, weapons and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking double parking]], which is interlaced with interviews of people in a carpark and a mysterious double parked driver. Its then revealed [[TheDogWasTheMastermind the reporter]] was the double parker all along! Then followed with a scene where the report argues with himself!