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Comically Missing The Point: Web Original

  • In Episode 75 of The Angry Video Game Nerd:
    Kyle: C'mon, get 'em! He's the one that broke the couch!
    James: Well technically, it was a futon...
  • In the Brows Held High episode when they get to the part of Tromeo And Juliet where it's reveled the title characters are brother and sister.
    Cinema Snob: This is so messed up!
    Oancitizen: Yeah. They're clearly quoting As You Like It in this Romeo and Juliet adaptation.
  • In Brad Jones Demo Reel, Braddie takes a few minutes to realize his E.T. costume is actually a pattern, not a completed costume.
  • In a Comic Book Tid Bits article covering an instance of overt censorship in World's Finest Comics #189, the author writes the following about it (though he does get serious in the paragraph after):
    "The lights went out in the hospital momentarily and some silly graffiti artist spray painted some weird, glow in the dark letters! It's so obvious!"
  • The Cracked article on Incredible Real-World Supervillain Lairs has a deliberate Comically Missing The Point under Number 2:
    Well, a Ledher associate describes how he would be picked up at the airstrip in a Land Rover driven by naked women—which is so awesome because Land Rovers are quality vehicles.
  • Dragon Ball Z Abridged The World's Strongest:
    Piccolo, Brainwashed and Crazy, is about to attack Goku. Not realizing, Gohan runs up to him.
    Gohan: Mr. Piccolo, what is he talking about- gets pimpslapped away
    Piccolo: Shut up, Gohan! Mommy and Daddy are killing each other.
    Gohan: But Daddy isn't drinking!
    • On episode 11, when Korin explains who Mr. Popo is.
    Korin: That's Mr. Popo. He lives up on the lookout with Kami.
    Roshi: ...did that cat just talk?
  • Dreamscape: Done by Keela of all people in "Tale of the Unworld", Anjren fires an Energy Ball at Vampire Genisis, only for him to turn into Super Smoke and the attack to crash into the wall of the coliseum behind him. Dylan and Anjren react with shock at Vampire Genisis' transformation while Keela just makes a remark about how sturdy the coliseum is.
  • Duck does this in the episode 'Beach Brawl' of DSBT InsaniT after seeing Fire Guy get captured by Cell.
    Duck: Holy shitoki mushrooms!...That was awesome!
  • Epic Meal Time has of late featured one fellow who digs into their crazy preparations politely with a knife and fork. Muscles Glasses has a tendency to give him reproachful looks.
  • In The Fantastic Favio Bros episode "The Horrors of Ecstasy", MaCavio picks up the recently defeated Tony's phone and sees the screen say "message sent" after Tony had threatened to text details of the secret plan to The Hero. MaCavio does not realize what this means, instead thinking it's something to do with massages.
  • In Freeman's Mind Gordon dismisses the idea that the HECU marines were sent to cover up the disaster by killing everyone inside. Many of his encounters with them involve him yelling over his gunfire that he's on their side and to stop trying to kill him.
  • In one of the least NSFW (but not least disturbing) pages of Ghastly's Ghastly Comic, Freddy misses the point of Chick Tracts and decides to help the Chick Boy...
  • 2D's attempts at Sudoku on the Gorillaz website. Also, according to Rise of the Ogre, the band once attempted to write a script for a movie. After much nagging from Murdoc, Russel suggested one in which "a bullying egomaniac bass-player" gets what's coming to him. The other band members elaborated on the idea, and Murdoc never noticed that they were talking about him.
  • Homestar Runner: Happens in Strong Bad Email #124, Secret Recipes:
    Homestar: (to Marzipan) Hey, girlfriend, have you tried any of this free ice cream Strong Bad made?
    Marzipan: Homestar, didn't anyone tell you? That's, like, cottage cheese and The Cheat hair.
    Homestar: WHAT?! (does a Spit Take) Strong Bad told me it was sour cream and The Cheat hair!
  • This web-promo for the 2011 Independent Spirit Awards has Joel McHale (the host for that year's ceremony) be forced to sit down and watch all the pictures nominated for Best Feature... and completely fail to respond in the intended or appropriate way to any of them.
    "I dunno about "Winter's", but it's tickling my funny bone!"
  • The LoadingReadyRun video Son of a Bitch features this.
  • Noob has a brief period during which the main guild's command is given to the group's misogynist and Noob-hater, while all other members of the guild happened to fit one of the catagories. While two of the women are discussing the very real possibility of being kicked out, the Noob chimes in by basically saying : "Well, my position is safe. I was given the important task to find a talented [male] healer and recruiting him into the guild". Guess who's the guild's current healer.
  • Nella is battling her dark side and, in great pain, tells The Nostalgia Chick to run away. The Chick, who has witnessed all this, has the important question to ask: does Nella really consider her a nerd?
  • The Onion uses this trope in probably over half their work, especially their "In The Know" and "Today Now!" segments.
    • The columns by Jean Teasdale are made of this trope. A sterling example comes from Ad Nauseum Vol. 14, where one column has her discuss how a local magazine called her the worst columnist ever; she reprints the magazine's slams against her, and then immediately afterwards says that she doesn't know why they hate her. And then proves the magazine completely correct.
  • After seeing Phelous hanging himself from the horror of Caligula, The Cinema Snob is shocked that the camera turned itself off!
    • Eighties Dan is prone to this, like his verdict on Mrs. Crabtree's Halloween outfit.
    I'm STARBUCK!, goddammit!
    That is the worst Dirk Benedict costume I've ever seen.
  • Pony Dot Mov: SHED.mov has this moment when Spike, Rainbow Dash, and Pinkie Pie enter Fluttershy's shed and come across all the blood and dissected animals.
    Spike: Oh my god. Look at all this porn!
  • reddit commenters often invoke this trope on purpose. A popular in-joke is to reply to such comments with "Ahh, the old reddit switcharoo."
  • From the SF Debris review of TNG: "The Best of Both Worlds", after saying Picard trying to warn off the Borg with threats of new weapons developments is:
    "... like thinking you can warn off a date rapist by saying you're wearing crotchless panties. You might say that's a tasteless metaphor, but you'd be completely wrong! It's a simile."
  • In episode two of Shephard's Mind, Shephard comes across an alien corpse with a knife implanted in it:
    Shephard: Oh my god...Is that a knife?! Ho ho, look at this thing! Oh man, it's got a killer edge, it's just- Makes me wanna-
    • Then subverted when Shephard notices what the knife is in:
    Shephard: HOLY FREAKING CRAP! IS THAT AN ALIEN?!
  • Sonty Mick from These Web Comics Are So Bad frequently does this in his reviews. For example, when he reviewed Dinosaur Comics, he somehow failed to notice that every single strip is the same art but with different dialogue—instead, he focused on the fact that "Ryan North can't draw a sad expression to save his life".
  • In roleplay Touhou: a Glimmer of an Outside World Reimu is telling a ghost story, but ghosts are the least scary part. The most scary part is asbestos.
  • Ultra Fast Pony is fond of using this one.
    • In "Funk Master Z", after establishing that Twilight Sparkle is only voice of reason on the topic of racism towards zebras:
    Twilight: You know what? You all stay here, and I'm gonna go talk to [Zecora].
    Pinkie: Don't worry Twilight, we'll go with you!
    Twilight: Did you not just hear a word I said?!
    Applejack: Yeah, but we hate listening to you, remember?
    Twilight: Fine! Whatever!
    • In "Gelatin Swingsets", after Scootaloo learns that Sweetie Belle sold her scooter:
    Scootaloo: <Will you please excuse me for a moment?>
    Sweetie Belle: Sure, okay.
    [Scootaloo smashes her face into the piano keyboard repeatedly.]
    Sweetie Belle: What'd you do that for?
    Scootaloo: <Being in this group makes me want to cry.>
    Sweetie Belle: Well, maybe you wouldn't feel so bad if you didn't hit your head on the piano.
    [Beat.]
    [Sweetie Belle smiles at Scootaloo.]
    [Scootaloo resumes smashing her head against the keyboard.]
    Sweetie Belle: I like that noise, though. Totally brutal.
    • In "The Longest Episode":
    Spitfire: In fact, you're not allowed in my presence anymore. Stop following me.
    Rainbow Dash: Omigosh, that's a friggin' secret code! That's the secret code for I have to follow her! I am so freakin' good at secret codes.
  • Half the humor in Welcome to Night Vale comes from this. Cecil tends to be a bit... easily distracted, and will often derail a report on the bizarre goings-on in Night Vale to talk about, say, how beautiful and perfect Carlos the Scientist's hair is, his violent hatred of Steve Carlsburg, or how Old Woman Josie posted this adorable video of kittens on her Facebook page along with that message of impending doom, and oh my god it's so cute you have to watch this. Or there's the bit in one early episode where the Apache Tracker sneaks into the Post Office and reports seeing numerous corpses and messages in blood on the walls, and Cecil spends the entire segment complaining about how ridiculously racist it is for a white guy to pretend to be a Magical Native American.
  • The Wikipedia article for "you have two cows" jokes, jokes parodying various economic systems using cows as metaphors for money and currency that often begin with the sentence "You have two cows", features an image of...two cows, with no references to their role in the joke.
  • The xkcd What If? section is fueled by this stuff. After quickly answering how little every person on earth jumping at the same location at the same time would do to the earth's orbit (zilch), it explains how much carnage would result from people trying to get away from said location.
  • YouTube is full of "Confederate Pride" white supremacist videos calling for the extermination of foreigners, minorities, and liberals, all set to a song performed by Gary Lee and Showdown called "The Rodeo Song" - a song written by a French-Canadian from Ontario about the small-town Alberta winter rodeo circuit. It takes a special talent for missing the point to hear the stirring lyrics "It's forty below and I don't give a fuck" and think of Mississippi.
  • 4chan's Traditional Games board had a thread whose original post was a hot naked woman chained to a rock with a dragon approaching, with no text. The following posts were all about what type of rock it was, whether they could determine the area from the flowers nearby, whether the dragon could fly with its displayed wingspan, and so on, while largely ignoring the naked woman. Largel
    9434575: Her vagina is leaking. I think she might have a medical condition.
    • There's also a recurring series of threads where someone post an image of someone famous, usually challenging /tg/ to figure out who they are, and they proceed to make dozens of incorrect guesses, often while berating others for getting it wrong. Often enough, the person's real name is actually in the file name in the first post.
  • There's a Post Secret about someone whose mother bought them a Post Secret book, but blacked out all the "inappropriate" parts.
  • There's a subset of the Fauxtivational Poster that combines this with Ignore the Fanservice.
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