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->''"They think you might be a cook. But you know what I think, Linguini? I think you are a sneaky, overreaching, little... ''(gasps as he spots Remy)'' '''RAT!!!'''''"
-->-- '''Skinner''', ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}''

A humorous device used when a character is talking to another, but suddenly sees something which causes him or her to have a sudden and loud change of subject. However, astonishingly, what the distracted character actually shouts ''could well be what they had been about to say'', due to double meanings of words or just plain old coincidence.

A variant of this is when the conversation after the change of subject is ''not'' what the speaker had been about to say, or the interrupter is another person, but the two parts still make perfect sense as a sentence when pieced together.

Compare TwoScenesOneDialogue. See also LastSecondWordSwap, where this is (usually) deliberately invoked by the speaker to avoid saying something for whatever reason.



* A commercial in New Zealand some years back featured someone constantly switching TV channels, and all of the dialogue we actually hear on each channel logically joined up with the dialogue in the next. It went something like this:
-->''(Soap opera:)'' "Oh, Roger, I just want to feel your--"\\
''(Cooking show:)'' "--nice fluffy dumplings, and we'll just pop them into--"\\
''(Soccer match:)'' "--the opposition goalmouth! That's a brilliant shot from midfield! Played--"\\
''(News broadcast:)'' "--by the wife of a Cabinet minister, who party sources described as--"\\
''(Series/PlaySchool-style kids' show:)'' "--an old bag!"\\
''(Nature documentary:)'' "--with six legs and a huge proboscis."
* A visual and unintentional example due to unfortunate sign placement, where [[http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/6539946/Quit-school-ad-blooper-on-bus an anti-smoking ad on a bus inadvertently encourages children to quit school]].
* [[http://www.smosh.com/smosh-pit/photos/15-awkward-movie-marquees Movie marquees can be prone to this]] when the advertisers don't pay attention to what two or three movie titles may read as when put together. For example, "Erin Brockovich Screwed My Dog Skip"!
** Sometimes, ''Film/{{Knocked Up}}'' seems to exist [[WhatDidYouExpectWhenYouNamedIt primarily]] to cause these [[AccidentalInnuendo moments...]] For example, "Franchise/{{Transformers}} Knocked Up Franchise/HarryPotter."
* There used to be a commercial selling some [=CDs=] of songs from the 1980s where the snippit of "Goody Two Shoes" by Adam and the Ants cut off after the line "What do you do?" and was directly followed by the chorus of "Come On, Eileen" by Dexy's Midnight Runners.
* An [=eBay=] advertisement once involved satisfied customers explaining what they used [=eBay=] for, edited together in this manner.
-->"You can buy or sell almost anything on [=eBay=]. We sell tartan--"\\
"--drawers. They're cheaper on [=eBay=], so we had enough money left over--"\\
"--for a brand new car! Found it on [=eBay=]! Of course, now my wife thinks I'll be attracting--"\\
"--girls, show them your new mp3 players! I found them on [=eBay=] which I was looking for a birthday present for--"\\
"--''this rubber chicken'' came from [=eBay=], and Benji loves it!"

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has this happen ''mid-word''. In the movie ''Karakuri-jō no Mecha Kyohei'', the villain Ratchet greets the heroes with "Konbanwa" ("Good evening"), only for Luffy to pop up and startle him, causing him to go "Wah!" in surprise. However, this ends up finishing the word anyway, so he says "Konban-WA!" with the last syllable being both a shout of surprise and the actual last syllable of the word he was saying.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Due to the panel layout in comic books, the variant is very easy to pull off. For example, a British comic had each panel a different channel, as per the Advertising example above, leading to exchanges such as:
-->'''Superhero:''' I will save them! With my nerves of steel, muscles of iron--\\
'''Chef:''' --and a knob of butter--\\
'''Policeman:''' --it looks like we got here just in time for a--\\
'''Superhero:''' --Jimmy down the liftshaft?
* ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' did an "ultimate rhyming advertisement" by overlapping real advertising slogans:
-->Treat your cat to... Miller Lite...\\
Chlorox bleach... gets dentures bright...\\
Turtle Wax... stops jock itch fast...\\
Tootsie Rolls... are built to last...\\
Cutty Sark... protects your car...\\
Levis... give you lower tar...\\
Banish grey with... roll on Ban...\\
Keds... now in a six ounce can...\\
Chevy's got... a lighter smoke...\\
Cleaner people bathe with... Coke...\\
Schlitz... for those who watch their weight...\\
And Ex-Lax... makes the going great
* Advertisement placement can sometimes do this as well. A memorable one is in Peter David's ''ComicBook/CaptainMarVell'' run, when Entropy first appears. He appears off-panel, speaking to Captain Marvel, when the reader turns the page, it's a full page advertisement for Stuart Little.
* ''ComicStrip/USAcres'':
** [[https://garfield.com/usacres/1989/02/25 Roy while drinking hot chocolate]].
--->'''Roy:''' Boy, there's nothing better than a good cup of... [=HOT=] chocolate.
** [[https://garfield.com/usacres/1986/04/14 Roy's debut.]]
--->'''Orson:''' (reading from a book) And the big, ugly monster crept up on its unsuspecting prey and said...\\
'''Roy:''' Hi there.\\
'''Orson:''' Arrrgh!
* ''ComicBook/WackyRaceland'': "Well, the house might've won, but that poor bastard on the wheel sure lost his... Dick? You all right?"

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/951844/1/Chain_Reaction This]] sketch-like ''Anime/SailorMoon'' fic, in which the setting is the time guardian Sailor Pluto deciding to take peeks at her friends' lives on Earth in a TV channel-surfing style.
* In the parody ''Giggles Bags the Borg'', one of the gallant UsefulNotes/WW1 airmen is suffering the runs (thanks to the castor oil lubricant used in the aircraft engine) while searching for a notorious German air ace.
-->"Well now's not the time to take a SHIT!" yelled Belsworth, as a blue Fokker D.VII swooped out of the sun like a deadly hawk.
* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/77605/chapters/104292 Silent Trio 2: Harry and the Hufflepuff]]'' Harry, Hermione and Sally sneak into a classroom for a private conversation, not knowing that it contains the Mirror of Erised.
-->'''Sally:''' Any exciting Harry tales to tell?\\
'''Hermione:''' Well, there was the time that Harry got in trouble for drawing a smiley face all over...\\
'''Harry:''' My parents?
* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/95398/chapters/131971 Silent Trio 6: The Coming Storm]]'' Hermione goes to give Harry a message from Ginny but gets distracted by his choice of reading material.
-->'''Hermione:''' I am supposed to give you a... marriage law?\\
'''Harry:''' Okay. Give me a marriage law.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12026760/9/Dahlia-Evans-the-Broken-Bridge Dahlia Evans & the Broken Bridge]]'' Dahlia starts to politely greet the person knocking on her compartment door before realizing it's Draco Malfoy, who she had an unpleasant exchange with in Flourish and Blotts.
-->'''Dahlia:''' Can I help-- you!
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2593838/1/Harry-Potter-and-the-Well-Intentioned-Friends Harry Potter and the Well Intentioned Friends]]'' Ron and Ginny, annoyed by Harry's distant attitude, storm into his bedroom at Grimmauld Place.
-->'''Ron:''' Harry, it's time for you to... PUT SOME BLOODY CLOTHES ON!
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12188150/5/Like-Grains-of-Sand-in-the-Hourglass Like Grains of Sand in the Hourglass]]'':
-->'''Hermione:''' Dora wait! I don't know how to get there via the tube; we need to drive so we need to meet up with my - Mum! Dad!
* ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/202671/chapters/300445 The Western Sky - Series 2]]'':
** Sally is singing Christmas carols when Remus and her mother unexpectedly show up.
'''Harry:''' We get our mum?
** Dawn visits the New Watcher's Council.
--->'''Dawn:''' We're here to see... GILES!
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3951749/42/Harry-Potter-and-the-Quantum-Leap Harry Potter and the Quantum Leap]]'' Harry has a confrontation with Minister Fudge.
-->'''Harry:''' You know, I've been pretty lax about enforcing the social niceties, but that ends now. From now on, you will refer to me as-\\
'''Madame Bones:''' Lord Potter?
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12465642/2/Harry-Potter-and-the-Order-of-the-Lily Harry Potter and the Order of the Lily]]'' Hermione has a premonition while chatting with Ginny.
-->'''Hermione:''' We should-- GET DOWN!

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'':
** Naveen has just landed in a swamp, and he is explaining to Tiana about why he is penniless although a prince.
--->'''Naveen:''' My ''family'' is rich, but they cut me off for being a ''[sees leech attached to his elbow]'' [[InstantLeechJustFallInWater LEECH]]!
** Also, a few moments later:
--->'''Naveen:''' I made that promise to a beautiful princess, not a cranky wait-- why are those logs moving?
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'':
** "What kind of father wouldn't care about... A PIG WEARING A HAT!"
** Not long before this scene, Flanders attempts to say grace and is distracted by a naked Bart.
--->'''Flanders:''' Now, boys, don't forget to thank the Lord for his bountiful-- ''PENIS?!?!''\\
'''Rod and Tod:''' Bountiful penis. Amen.
* ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'':
** Mike is wooing Celia over dinner, telling her: "Just the other day, someone asked me who is the most beautiful girl in all of Monstropolis, and I said... ''[Mike notices Sulley peeking through the window)]'' Sulley?" Celia is understandably not too pleased.
** Then a bit later, as Boo's presence is exposed:
--->'''Celia:''' Michael, what's going on?\\
'''Mike:''' Celia, please try to understand. I have to... ''[Boo escapes from the bag]'' '''''[[OhCrap DO SOMETHING!!!!]]'''''
** And earlier when Mike starts to panic when he realizes that he forgot to hand in his paperwork to Roz.
--->'''Mike:''' Oh no, my scare reports! I left them on my desk! If I'm not at the restaurant in five minutes, they're gonna give our table away! What am I going to tell--!? ''[sees Celia right next to him]'' Schmoopsie-Poo.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'': Hogarth's prayer includes several examples of this, but he keeps finding ways to fit his sudden shouts into his prayer.
** Sitting at the dinner table, he looks over his mom's shoulder and sees the giant's hand in the kitchen. "Oh my God! Uh- Oh, my God, we thank you for this food. And- STOP! ...the devil... from doing bad things?" Then Hogarth sees the giant's arm crawling through the kitchen over his mom's shoulder and he yells, "GET OUT OF HERE- ... Satan..."
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Balto}}: Wolf Quest'', Balto is reluctant to give his and Jenna's puppies up for adoption. He discusses his feelings with her while said puppies and Boris the snow goose are playing in the background.
-->'''Jenna:''' Each one of our children [[LetHerGrowUpDear have their own lives to live]]. It's our job to love them, and then...\\
'''Boris:''' ''[being chewed on by the puppies]'' LET GO!!!
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'':
** When Shrek and Donkey enter the Dragon's Keep to rescue Fiona. Shrek finds the tallest tower rather easily (mainly due to the fact that it's the ''only'' room with the lights on).
--->'''Shrek:''' Well, at least we know where the princess is. But where's the--\\
'''Donkey:''' '''''DRAGON!!!'''''
** After Fiona fights off the Merry Men, Shrek and Donkey are astounded, asking her how she learned kung-fu.
--->'''Fiona:''' When one lives alone, one has to know these things in case there's... there's an arrow in your butt!\\
'''Shrek:''' What? ''[[AnnoyingArrows [looks to see that indeed, there is an arrow sticking out of his backside] ]]'' [[MajorInjuryUnderreaction Oh, will you look at that.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird'', one happens at the mascot contest when Shrek barges in.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}'':
-->'''Skinner:''' You know what I think, Linguini? I think you are a sneaking, overreaching, little... ''[gasps as he spots Rémy]'' '''''RAT!!!'''''
* In the first ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' movie:
-->'''UsefulNotes/AlGore:''' Here's to four years of clean air, clean government, and amazing new technologies such as-- ''[Bender appears]'' Robot!
* A visual example in ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'' when Gru's adopted daughters sneak their drawing of him sitting on the toilet in with his [[EvilPlan plan of stealing the moon]] which he was presenting to the manager of the Bank Of Evil ([[HistoricalInJoke Formerly Lehman Brothers]]).
* ''WesternAnimation/ParaNorman'' has one during the argument between Norman and Courtney in the car:
-->'''Courtney:''' Oh, I understand. I understand that this is all getting completely out-of-- ''[zombie punches in through the roof]'' HAND!
* In ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun'', when Ginger falls down a chute in the pie-making machine:
-->'''Rocky:''' I'll be down before you can say... ''[looks up]'' ...mixed vegetables?! ''[gets knocked down the chute by a rain of veggies]''
* In ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale'': one of the jellies finally gets the Whale Wash slogan correct just as he spots Don Lino chasing Oscar headed straight towards them.
-->'''Ernie:''' Whale Wash! You get a Whale of a wash and the price-- OH MY GOSH!\\
'''Bernie:''' Alright! You got it right!
* In ''Disney/BrotherBear'', Kenai, disappointed that he got a bear totem, tells Sitka why the animal doesn't represent "love".
-->'''Kenai:''' I mean, a bear doesn't love anyone. They don't think. They don't feel. I mean, they're...''(sees the salmon basket robbed)'' They're thieves!
* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', Just after Chief Bogo gets caught using a ridiculous Gazelle-App that superimposes a photo of the user atop one of her dancers and the Singer chiming in with praise at the performance, he's informed that [[spoiler:Judy's found ''all'' of the missing animals]], leaving him in StunnedSilence.
-->'''Gazelle App:''' Wow, I'm impressed!
* ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'': This happens as Jaq complains of how the stepsisters always run Cinderella ragged.
-->'''Jaq:''' Every time she has a minute, that's the time that they begin it! "Cinderelly! Cinderelly!"\\
'''Stepsisters:''' ''[offscreen]'' ''CINDERELLA!!!''\\
''[Jaq slams the door in annoyance]''
* ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'':
-->'''Tantor's Mother:''' For the last time, honey, there are no piranhas in...\\
'''Other Elephant:''' MY BUTT!!!

[[folder:Film -- Live Action]]
* A variant involving inflection in the 1970 film ''Film/{{Airport}}''. A local family settles down to dinner and the father is saying grace when a plane goes over the house, making an enormous racket...
-->'''Father:''' For this food, for our many blessings, and for Your bounteous goodness, we give thanks to Thee in the name of... ''[airplane noises and table rattling]'' '''''Jesus Christ!'''''
* ''Film/BlazingSaddles'':
** The preacher is commencing his sermon when a bundle of dynamite is thrown through the window:
--->'''Preacher:''' We will now read from the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and... {{Duck}}
** Also:
--->'''Chairman:''' As chairman of the welcoming committee, it is my privilege to extend a [[Creator/LaurelAndHardy laurel, and hardy handshake]] to our new..... ''[sees Bart]'' nigger.
* ''Film/{{Garfield}} 2''. Lord Dargis has got rid of Prince (the cat), when Garfield, who [[IdenticalStranger looks exactly like Prince]], settled in castle. This moment is priceless. Lord Dargis walks with his investor (charming young woman).
-->'''Lord Dargis:''' [I am taken] myself by you. Oh, don't mind me. I'm just an incorrigible old... ''[sees Garfield]'' cat?
* In ''Film/PitchPerfect'' this occurs with the [[AwesomeMusic Riff Off]] and is in fact the point in that the various groups have to continuously interrupt each other by matching lyrics. The main segment features "Songs About Sex" and amusingly features Jessie cutting off Stacie's "I'll Make Love to You" with "Feels Like the First Time" opening with the lyrics "And I guess that's just the woman in you that brings out the man in me." Becca picks up with an awesome rendition of "No Diggity" though actually fails this trope and therefore loses as she goes from "It" to "It's."
* ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'':
-->'''Scott:''' I don't think that anything will get in the way of how I-- ''[sees Envy]'' ''shit!''
* ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'':
** In another TV-channel version, while Shaun is channel-surfing, he switches on the news to find they're talking about the zombie plague...and promptly changes the channel. But the chunks of speech from the various channels all continue the sentence from the previous channel (even when switching to and from non-news channels, like a football broadcast and nature documentary).
--> '''Krishnan Guru-Murthy''' Though no one official is prepared to comment, religious groups are calling it Judgement Day. There's...
--> ''(changes to Creator/VH1, playing "Panic" by Music/TheSmiths)''
--> '''Music/{{Morrissey}}''' (singing): ...panic on the streets of London...
--> ''(changes to Creator/{{ITV}} News)''
--> '''News Reporter''': ...as an increasing number of reports of...
--> ''(changes to soccer commentary)''
--> '''Commentator 2''': ...serious attacks on...
--> ''(changes to Creator/{{Channel5}} News)''
--> '''News Reporter''': ...people, who are literally being...
--> ''(changes to nature documentary, which features a gazelle being eaten by leopards)''
--> '''Documentary Narrator''': ...eaten alive.
--> ''(changes to Sky News)''
--> '''Jeremy Thompson''': The witness reports are sketchy. One unifying detail seems to be that the attackers in many instances appear to be...
--> ''(changes to T4)''
--> '''Vernon Kay''': ...dead excited to have with us here a sensational chart topping...
** Plus an example similar to the Mad Magazine entry above, as well as Ed interrupting a quasi-lover's quarrel with appropriate annoyed grunts.
--->'''Liz:''' It’d just be nice if we could--\\
'''Ed:''' ''[playing game in background]'' Fuck!\\
'''Liz:''' --spend a bit of time together--\\
'''Ed:''' Bollocks!\\
'''Liz:''' --just you and me.\\
'''Ed:''' Cock it!
* In ''Film/ShirleyValentine'', Shirley walks on tavern owner Costas trying to seduce a tourist with the same lines he used on Shirley earlier.
-->'''Costas:''' You afraid that I will make fuck to you. But I only ask you to come on boat. Different thing. Boat is boat. Fuck is... ''[sees Shirley]'' ...'''fuck'''.
* ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'':
** The Minister is interrupted during the wedding...twice:
--->'''Minister:''' Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to witness Princess Vespa, daughter of King Roland... [[RunawayBride going right past the altar, heading down the ramp and out the door!]]
** And the end of the movie, the wedding is interrupted by Lone Star [[BuzzingTheDeck buzzing the chapel]].
--->'''Minister:''' We are here to join these two together in holy--MOLY!!
** Creator/MichaelWinslow [[RadioVoice imitating]] the SnowyScreenOfDeath. "Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhit!"
* Happens in ''Film/MrMagoo'' while the title character is trying to cook a chicken via TV instructions, but thanks to a channel change winds up following an aerobics instructor instead. A few minutes later and another incident leads to him following a wood worker.
* Happens twice in ''Film/AustinPowersTheSpyWhoShaggedMe'' as a running gag, when referring to Dr. Evil's rocket that looks like a giant--
** --Dick! Hey, Dick! did you know that they did it in ''Goldmember'', too? Y'know, about the satellite that looked like a pair of giant--
** --Ta-tas for now! Series/TheOsbournes appear to lampshade, stating the filmmakers already did this before with a rocket that looks like some guy's--
** --Johnson! Move on to the next example!
* ''Film/TerminatorGenisys''. While Kyle Reese trying to get his head around TimeTravelTenseTrouble after being told John Connor is his son. "That's the man our son was...is...will be...Jesus!" On top of the confusion of time travel being funny, John Connor is an analog of Jesus Christ, prophesied savior of humankind.
* The prosecutor in ''Film/WhatsUpDoc'': "And I can prove that he is in unauthorized possession of secret government..." [opens the mistakenly swapped briefcase] ... "underwear."
* In ''The Inspector General'' Creator/{{Danny Kaye}}'s character sings a "gypsy drinking song" which includes an unintended flaming sword dance. At the end of the dance the sword comes in contact with his hair, which starts smoldering as he continues the song.
-->And so we drink\\
To everyone we admire.\\
To the girl who sets your heart aglow and sets your heart on... FIRE!
* ''Film/{{Megaforce}}''. Two members of the eponymous force are [[CasualDangerDialogue doing a quiz just before parachuting into enemy territory]]. The last question is the name of a famous Native American chief. The other shouts the answer as they leap out of the plane. "GERONIMO!"
* ''Film/Water1985''. A WhiteDwarfStarlet is filming an advertisement on the island of Cascara. "We're not here on any picnic. We're on this godforsaken wind-swept island because we need to SHIT!"--''(starts shouting at crew for messing up his take)''. A selling point of Cascara's mineral water is that it has laxative properties, because a combination of urban stress and junk food is "clogging up the bowels of America".
* ''Film/TheMatrix''. [[spoiler:Cypher shoots his comrades and is about to pull the plug on Neo. But before he does, he demands that Trinity tell him if she truly believes that Neo is TheChosenOne. Trinity says yes. Cypher shouts "No, I don't believe it!"... because [[NoOneCouldHaveSurvivedThat one of the men he shot is still alive]] and pointing a very large gun at him.]]
-->'''Tank:''' Believe it or not, you piece of shit. You're still gonna burn! ''(fires)''
* ''Film/{{Screamers}}''. Jessica walks into the middle of a MexicanStandoff between Alliance and NEB soldiers.
-->'''Jessica:''' Stray bullets are bad for the inventory. It's worth a lot more when it ain't all shot to-- ''(sees half the troops in the standoff are from the enemy)'' [[OhCrap ...shit.]]

* ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'' uses the "not what they had been about to say" version when Matthew first drives Anne to Green Gables. She is pretty much [[MotorMouth talking non-stop]], and gets to: "...and Mrs. Spencer says...(sees an incredibly beautiful spread of apple trees in bloom) Oh, Mr. Cuthbert! Oh, Mr. Cuthbert! Oh, Mr. Cuthbert!" The narrator even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades the trope]] by pointing out: "[[DeadpanSnarker This is not what Mrs. Spencer had said.]]"
* Creator/DaveBarry had an article that consisted of nothing but this. It's written in first person as Dave is scanning the radio looking for a good song, and as the stations switch between InsaneProprietor ads, strange [[Literature/TheBible Bible]] readings, and even stranger political ads, the transitions are almost seamless.
** [[http://www.beatlelinks.net/forums/archive/index.php/t-12755.html Available here.]]
* ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'' has this with the gossip at a ladies' missionary circle meeting: "Yes sir, Mrs. Perkins, that J. Grimes Everett is a martyred saint, he... needed to get married so they ran... to the beauty parlor every Saturday afternoon... soon as the sun goes down. He goes to bed with the... chickens, a crate full of sick chickens, Fred says that’s what started it all. Fred says...”
* ''Literature/StarWarsKenobi'': Kallie is reading off a slip of paper when she happens to spot Ben out the window of the Calwells' van.
-->'''Kallie:''' ''To Annie: This certificate good for''-- Ben!

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Victorious}}'': In one episode Tori and Jade sing a song (called Take A Hint) about getting unwanted attention from guys
--->'''Jade:''' I Don't wanna be a priss/ Im just tryna be polite/ but it always seems to bite me in the...\\
'''Tori:''' '''AS'''k me for my number/ yeah you put me on the spot...
* Venezuelan SketchShow ''{{Cheverisimo}}'' had a lot of sketches in that vein. The most famous of those was one where a pair talked about third person and their naïveté (or about some naive act they committed themselves), and when they were to say "because I/you/he/she/them are such a..." they were always interrupted by a bag salesman crying "Bolsa!". (In Venezuela, "bolsa", besides his "bag" meaning, is also an euphemism for "idiot" or "naively dumb").
** A similar sketch has people discussing someone's hotness and what they intended to do with that person, when they were interrupted by a machete-bearing country salesman crying "¡Machete!", who was covering his groin. ("Darle machete" is a somewhat rude way of saying IntercourseWithYou).
* Often inverted hilariously on the "Whose Line" sketch of ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'', a game where performers have to perform a skit and, at various times, pull out some lines previously written by the audience and use them as if they were what they had been about to say. Much of the humour in this game involves totally storyline-inappropriate lines being pulled out, and the performers trying to segue them in with the rest of the performance. For example, Ryan Stiles had to say he was dressed as a FrenchMaid during Davy Crockett's last stand at the Alamo due to one of the pre-written lines.
** Every so often, the line given will actually fit the scene, which in some ways is just as funny as when the line is massively out of place.
* The entire "Understanding Barman" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8ko2nCk_hE sketch]] from ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' is based on this, with Stephen Fry (as the titular barman) interrupting Hugh Laurie's complaining about his wife to offer him various drinks, snacks or other things, with the offers sounding like he's finishing Hugh's sentences.
-->'''Hugh''': Alright, so other men have bigger-
-->'''Stephen''': ''(offering Hugh a couple of)'' Plums?
-->'''Hugh''': -salaries and better prospects, and other men can boast a healthier-looking-
-->'''Stephen''': ''(offering Hugh a bar stool)'' Stool?
-->'''Hugh''': -lifestyle. ''(sits down)''
* ''Series/{{Monk}}'':
** "Mr. Monk and the Miracle", features this in a scene where Monk and Natalie find Randy at the police station. It works because Randy has his back to them when the scene begins:
--->'''Natalie Teeger:''' Maybe the Captain saw something... ''[Randy turns around, revealing that he has grown a mustache]'' ...unusual. What is that?\\
'''Lt. Randall Disher:''' What?\\
'''Natalie Teeger:''' On your face! On your lip!\\
'''Adrian Monk:''' It looks a little bit like a [[BadassMustache mustache]].\\
'''Lt. Randall Disher:''' Well, I'm in charge. It comes with the job. ''[Monk and Natalie continue to stare at him, dumbstruck]'' Okay, you're making me a little uncomfortable.\\
'''Natalie Teeger:''' You're making ''me'' a little uncomfortable!
** This is also the case in one scene in "Mr. Monk and the Bully", in season 7:
--->''[Monk and Natalie are following Marilyn's movements]''\\
'''Adrian Monk:''' God, I can't wait to see his face!\\
'''Natalie Teeger:''' Mr. Monk... ''[sees Monk pull out a very old camera]'' ...what is that? Is that your camera? Where did you get that?\\
'''Adrian Monk:''' It's a birthday gift.\\
'''Natalie Teeger:''' From who? Thomas Edison?
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'':
** In the second episode of Season 5, Amy Farrah Fowler is playing the harp and singing "The Girl From Ipanema" when Sheldon pays her a visit.
--->'''Amy:''' "When she walks, she's like a samba that swings so cool and sways so gentle that when she passes, each one she passes goes..."\\
'''Sheldon:''' ''[knock, knock, knock]'' Amy? ''[knock, knock, knock]'' Amy? ''[knock, knock, knock]'' Amy?
** Another episode in Season 5 has Penny [[InvokedTrope invoking]] this trope when Sheldon knocks on her door [[CreatureOfHabit in his usual manner]]:
--->'''Sheldon:''' [knock, knock, knock]...\\
'''Penny:''' WHO DO WE LOVE?\\
'''Sheldon:''' ...Penny?
** Sheldon explains to Penny why he [[{{Asexuality}} doesn't like the idea of having sex]]:
--->'''Sheldon:''' Based on living next to you for four years, it's loud, noisy, and involves unnecessary appeals to a deity.\\
'''Penny:''' ''[exasperated]'' Oh, God.\\
'''Sheldon:''' Yes, ''exactly''!
* The ''Series/{{Mastermind}}'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0C59pI_ypQ sketch]] by Creator/TheTwoRonnies where the contestant answers the question before last.
-->'''Magnus:''' What is the difference between a donkey and an ass?
-->'''Charlie:''' One's a trade union leader and the other's a member of the cabinet.
-->'''Magnus:''' Complete the following quotation: "[[{{Theatre/Hamlet}} To be, or not to be...]]"
-->'''Charlie:''' They're both the same.
-->'''Magnus:''' What is Bernard Manning famous for?
-->'''Charlie:''' That is the question.
-->'''Magnus:''' Who is the present Archbishop of Canterbury?
-->'''Charlie:''' He is a fat man who tells blue jokes.
-->'''Magnus:''' What do people kneel on in church?
-->'''Charlie:''' The Right Reverend Robert Runcie.
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}:'' "No one's going to sell me on anything. Those exercises only help people who lack self-awareness. I, for one, am...[winces in pain] God Almighty!" (Niles responds with "Well, no wonder you're stressed; you've got a whole universe to run!")
* An episode of ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' had Geoffrey get a new girlfriend. As they're talking, he leans in, and says...
-->'''Geoffrey:''' Let's talk about--
-->'''Will:''' ''[appearing from around the corner with a walk-man in hand and singing aloud]'' [[Music/SaltNPepa —Sex, bay-bee! Let's talk about you an' me! Let's talk about all the good things and the bad thi—]] Oh, hey G!
* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
-->'''Jenny:''' And the first thing we're gonna do today is... ''[Buffy suddenly shows up]'' Buffy!\\
'''Xander:''' Huh? Did I fall asleep already?
* Series/CharlesInCharge: In the first episode, Mrs. Pembroke is hurrying to her job while Mr. Pembroke is trying to give Charles some advice on bringing a date over to the house:
-->'''Mr. Pembroke:''' The last thing you want to hear is...\\
'''Mrs. Pembroke:''' Honey, I'm late.
* Series/DiffrentStrokes: Mr. Drummond is trying to get rid of an unwelcome guest.
-->'''Drummond:''' I'll have you thrown out on your--\\
'''Guest:''' ''[interrupts]'' But--\\
'''Drummond:''' Exactly!
* In ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', a local tour guide has been passing the bar off as a historic place so that he can warm up and drink during walking tours. Meanwhile, the bathroom is out of order and Carla is trying to fix it because they can't get ahold of a plumber.
-->'''Tour Guide:''' This is where Paul Revere said--\\
'''Carla:''' Line up, the can's fixed!
* ''Series/StudioC'''s "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg0s8Ard2oM Channel Surfing]]" is one long run of this trope involving a soap opera, a cooking show, a press conference, and a workout show.
* Played with in the final episode of ''Series/TheYoungOnes''. Rick shouts, "Look out, Cliff!" as they're about to crash into a giant billboard of Creator/CliffRichard. They then drive over an actual cliff while trying to avoid it.
* A notorious {{sexposition}} scene in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' involves Littlefinger venting over how his childhood crush Catelyn married the brave and noble Ned Stark, while at the same time [[GirlOnGirlIsHot instructing two whores]] on how to fake an orgasm.
-->'''Littlefinger:''' She loves him I'm afraid. And why shouldn't she? He's just sooo... ''(girls climax)'' Good. Now get cleaned up, you're working tonight.
** In the seventh season, HeroicBastard Jon Snow tells Tyrion Lannister that he's "not a Stark." Right on cue, [[spoiler:Drogon the dragon - [[AnimalMotifs symbolic of House Targaryen]] and Jon's true father, Prince Rhaegar - swoops past dramatically.]]
* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In the HilariousOuttakes for "Warlord".
-->'''Avon:''' You know what that makes us? ''(prop gun fails to fire)'' Useless!

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* In ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'', Piggy asks Kermit to whisper sweet nothings in her ear:
-->'''Kermit:''' Um... motorcycle cop.\\
'''Piggy:''' "Motorcycle cop" is a sweet nothing?\\
'''Kermit:''' A motorcycle cop is chasing us!

* ''Theatre/NoisesOff'': At one point, a character quietly moving about backstage inadvertently shouts, "OH MY GOD!"... precisely on cue.
* "Sounds While Selling" from the musical ''Theatre/SheLovesMe'' has chatter about cosmetics humorously mangled by interruptions.
-->'''First Customer:''' I would like an eyebrow--\\
'''Second Customer:''' Under my--\\
'''Third Customer:''' Chin--\\
'''First Customer:''' There's an idea--\\
'''Kodaly:''' Madam, I am filled with--\\
'''Georg:''' Very soft--\\
'''Sipos:''' Soap--
* ''Jenufa'' has Kostelnička thinking of her daughter's plight, and then:
-->'''Kostelnička''' (to herself): What now? Who'll save her?..
-->The door opens slightly.
-->'''Laca''': That's me, aunt.
* This is the basic idea behind a very old boy scout skit, called the radio skit. (Not clever with the names.) It involves a scout pretending to fiddle with the radio dial, and it devolves into a standard comedy sketch. Can be found many places online, each with their own twist.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* This can happen in any games where characters have specific lines for certain actions and one action is interrupted by another. This gave birth to the "Release the bogus!" meme from the Wii ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' - Super Macho Man says "Release the beast!" when using his special move, and "Bogus!" if you counter or dodge his attack, so interrupting his special move with a counter at the right time results in "Release the- Bogus!"
* In the mobile game ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow]]'', if the Professor gets hit in the middle of doing a critical hit, he ends up saying "Good news, everyone! I'm in terrible pain!"

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20051021 this]] scene. And yes, if she were there, that was what ''she'd say'', most likely.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Subverted in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gqx0u-0zG8c this]] WebVideo/{{Smosh}} episode.
-->'''Interviewer:''' Why don't you tell me a little bit about why you'd like to be a substitute teacher?\\
'''Ian:''' Well, I really, really love... BALLS!
* The aforementioned ''Film/MrMagoo'' example was mocked by WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic in [[Recap/TheNostalgiaCriticS5E21 his review of the movie]].
-->'''Cooking Show Host:''' Next, I want you to—\\
''[channel changes]''\\
'''Porn Star:''' —Put your big long cock inside me.\\
'''Critic!Magoo:''' Well, okay, if it insists! ''[humps the chicken; a "BA-CAW!" sound is heard]''
* Happens twice in the [[WebVideo/GameGrumps Game Grumps']] third episode of Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril. For Context, Arin is trying and failing to kill a plant boss, getting progressively more frustrated each time. Dan suggests that Arin try improvising stories in order to help him focus. He does so, and these stories often get interrupted at the end due to Arin dying.
--> '''Arin''': I knew a guy named Jesus! I said "Hey, isn't your name supposed to be pronounced hay-zoos?" And he said "no, my mom is very religious!" And I said "Wouldn't that have prevented you from having the name Jesus?" And he said- (Arin dies) [[PrecisionFStrike "FUCK!"]]
--> '''Arin''': (sounding defeated) Register now at your local supermarket for the rewards card. It will save you ten percent on- (Arin dies) [[SuddenlyShouting FUCKING GODDAMN BULLSHIT, FUCK!]]
* In ''WebVideo/HellsingUltimateAbridged'', after Sir Penwood's [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]], Sir Integra tries to say a few words, [[MoodWhiplash only for their car to hit a passing Ghoul]].
-->'''Integra:''' ...Walter...
-->'''Walter:''' ...Yes, Sir Integra?
-->'''Integra:''' Sir Penwood was a— ''[car hits the Ghoul]'' —SON OF A BITCH!
** Happens in episode 8. Maxwell, from the inside of his popebox, is assurred the hordes of the damned cannot get to him, saying the only thing that pierce it is [[TemptingFate the Will of God Himself]]. It is at this precise moment that a blade from [[BadassPreacher Father Anderson]] ([[ReligiousBruiser a.k.a "God's Assassin"]]) falls from the Heavens above, piercing and shattering his popebox.
* Done in Website/CollegeHumor's video "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7eO-HO7GLI Stop Saying "It Ruined My Childhood"]]".
-->'''Sarah:''' Why are they destroying...
-->'''Old Man:''' The whole village. Burnt to the ground. ... After all these years I'm still haunted by the image of...
-->'''Sarah:''' Fucking ''Smurfs 3''.
* ''WebVideo/DragonballZAbridged'' has a moment where Piccolo is commenting on Vegeta's pink shirt.
-->'''Piccolo:''' Yeah, it's the kind of shirt that really screams-- ''[senses Freeza approaching and gasps]'' HE'S COMING!
** And another example when Goku is travelling to Namek.
-->'''Bulma:''' ''[about Vegeta]'' I just wanna grab him and--\\
''[cut to Goku on the spaceship doing sit-ups]''\\
'''Goku:''' Sixty-nine ... seventy ... seventy--\\
''[cut to Vegeta on Namek]''\\
'''Vegeta:''' One time you've defeated me, Zarbon...
* In ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'', the Moonlit Black Cats guild - which consists of three players and three {{NPC}}s the guild leader "recruited" by starting but never finishing their quests, and who keep repeating their few lines of dialogue - gets into trouble with some [[TheMafia "shady characters"]] when said leader swears he can duplicate their rare items, only to learn that exploit got patched out.
-->'''Kirito:''' So then why don't you just give back their item?\\
'''Keita:''' Heh, well, here's the thing, I kinda sold it, and now...\\
'''[[{{NPC}} Larry:]]''' [[WelcomeToCorneria The bandits are coming!]]\\
'''Keita:''' Precisely!

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** In "The Scorpion's Tale", Lisa is wandering through the desert reading a book about the dangerous wildlife, ending with (paraphrased)
--->'''Lisa:''' But perhaps most dangerous of all is the ''[[[SelfDemonstratingArticle falls into a pit of]]]'' SCORPIONS!
** In "Blood Feud", Homer tries to keep Mr. Burns from reading a nasty letter he wrote by watering the inside of the street mailbox with a hose in hopes the letter's ink will run. He asks Bart to give him a signal for when the mailman arrives.
--->'''Bart:''' Dad, the mailman's here.\\
'''Homer:''' That's a good one. Let's use that.\\
'''Bart:''' No, I mean the mailman's ''here''.
** From "Wild Barts Can't Be Broken";
--->'''Milhouse:''' ''[singing]'' ''Adults / [[MusicalisInterruptus They're always telling us to--]]''\\
'''Grampa:''' Shut your yaps!\\
'''Jasper:''' Eh… we're all fed up with you whippersnaps.\\
'''Old people of Springfield:''' ''We're tryin' to get some sleep here / It's almost six-fifteen / What's the matter with''\\
'''Adults of Springfield:''' ''Don't you treat us like''\\
'''Kids of Springfield:''' ''Can't you just lay off of us''\\
'''Old People''': ''Sick of all of you''\\
'''Everyone:''' ''Kids… to… day!''
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** In one episode, a Wall Street trader is on the phone to his company relaying some important information about the state of the stock market and is hit on the head by a stray golf ball causing him to say: "...so be sure to buy lots of ''[blow to the head]'' [[NonSequiturThud Waffles! Tasty waffles with lots of syrup!]]" Cue a scene of Wall Street traders shouting "Waffles!" and then, oddly, Japanese traders going crazy screaming [[JapaneseRanguage "Waffur!"]].
** In "Excellence in Broadcasting", Brian becomes a Republican after reading one of Rush Limbaugh's books, and a BrickJoke of Limbaugh placing some bologna in his book for him to find results in half of this trope and half TakeThat.
--->'''Brian:''' I'm telling you, this book is full of-- Hey, bologna!
* Happened in ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'':
-->'''Teacher:''' And then George Washington said ''[Jane walks in]'' young lady, you're tardy.\\
'''Britney:''' Gee, he wasn't very focused, was he?
* Extremely common in ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' by way of scene transitions.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' had a visiting prince trying to woo an uninterested Jasmine.
-->'''Prince:''' Your hair is so soft. Soft like a ''[rat jumps out at him]'' RAT!\\
'''Jasmine:''' ''[turning around]'' Soft like a rat?
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'': Mandy's parents enjoy the time they have together without their daughter scaring the living daylights out of them. Unfortunately, she's just coming home from Billy's house.
-->'''Mandy's Dad:''' I love you.\\
'''Mandy's Mom:''' And I love-- ''[sees Mandy outside from the window]'' [[OhCrap MANDY!]]
* From the end of the ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' episode "Mickey and Minnie's Big Vacation", when Mickey and Minnie come back from the vacation to see the club burned to cinders.
-->'''Minnie:''' And to think we almost missed it worrying about the... ''[gasp]'' '''THE CLUB!'''
* The Roger Rabbit short ''[[WesternAnimation/RogerRabbitShorts Trail Mix-Up]]'' has this while Roger is preparing some chocolate mousse ("I didn't know they were in season.")
-->'''Roger:''' There's Vitamin A, and Vitamin C, and... Hey! Where's the Vitamin...?\\
''[Roger sees Baby Herman going near an overhead beehive]''\\
'''Roger:''' '''''BEEEEEEEEE!!!'''''
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'': After Stan evicts everyone in the neighborhood (including his family) when they criticize him, he is content with being completely alone until his life is in danger.
-->'''Stan:''' Ah, this is how life should be. No one to criticize me, no one to disagree, no one to-- ''[starts choking on food]'' HELP ME!
* ''Invoked'' in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': The episode "Joker's Favor", ComicBook/TheJoker has been harassing some guy who cut him off on the freeway two years prior, and eventually blackmails him into helping with the Joker's latest evil scheme. Finally, the guy gets fed up and threatens to blow them both up with a bomb, thus ruining the Joker's dream of a climactic showdown with Batman:
-->'''The Joker:''' Look Charlie, you had a busy day. All this running around, all this excitement with... BATMAAAAAAAN!
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'': At the beginning of "Happy Birthdaze" a succession of sailors are reading letters from home.
-->'''First Sailor:''' To save gas, Sis is ridin' around on her--\\
'''Second Sailor:''' ...delicious chocolate pudding made with--\\
'''Third Sailor:''' ...four bags of cement and--\\
'''Popeye:''' ...just enough sugar to bake a cake for your birthday party. Don't forget to come. Love, Olive.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'': In "Stimpy's Fan Club", Ren is writing an insulting letter, in Stimpy's name, to a fan who is a bed-wetter. As he writes it, Stimpy comes in to check up on him and is shocked by what he's writing.
-->'''Ren:''' Dear Johnny...You make me ''sick!'' You probably wet the bed on purpose! I have written letters to everybody at your school warning them never to sleep over with you! Your friend...
-->'''Stimpy:''' '''''REN!'''''
* From the ChristmasEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop''.
-->'''Goofy:''' Christmas isn't in a tree or in a light bulb. It's in... ''a bear!''
-->'''Max:''' A bear?
-->'''Goofy:''' No! A '''''[[BearsAreBadNews BEAR!!!]]'''''
* Occurs in the ''WesternAnimation/MikeLuAndOg'' episode "A Learning Experience" when Old Queeks is given his turn to be the teacher and snaps at Lu for not sitting still.
-->'''Queeks:''' When I was in school, I learned the most important lesson, and that lesson is-- SIT STILL!
* Invoked in ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' by Dot during her "cute song":
-->'''Dot:''' I'm cute!\\
'''Yakko and Wakko:''' So what?!\\
'''Dot:''' I'm never in vain!\\
'''Yakko:''' She's becoming a pain in the...\\
'''Dot:''' But, I'm also real nice...
* In one ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse'' cartoon, Mickey finds a magic lamp that obeys his every command. When Mickey has the lamp give Pluto a bath while he listens to the radio, things go awry when the radio breaks and continuously flips through various stations: a cooking show, a poker game, a boxing match, and fashion advice. The lamp assumes that the broadcasts are commands, [[HilarityEnsues leading it to do everything played on the radio]]. [[MoodWhiplash Unfortunately, it stops being humorous]] [[NightmareFuel when the cooking show tells the lamp to place Pluto in gelatin before cutting him into thin slices]]. Fortunately for Pluto, [[AllJustADream he was just having a nightmare]].
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** In "Dragonshy", [[ShrinkingViolet Fluttershy]] is trying to warn the citizens of Ponyville about an ominous cloud of smoke headed for town.
--->'''Fluttershy:''' Please, this is an emergency! I need everypony to...\\
'''Twilight Sparkle:''' Listen up!
** In "The Fault In Our Cutie Marks", the CMC are discussing their cutie-mark consultation business.
--->'''Sweetie Belle:''' Someday, somepony might even come to us with a problem that even we can't handle, like... um...\\
'''Apple Bloom:''' A griffon?\\
'''Sweetie Belle:''' Exactly, like a griffon! But that's just crazy talk.\\
'''Scootaloo:''' Or not! (''points to Gabby the griffon'')
* Such a gag occurs on ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' in the episode "Welcome to the Jungle".
-->'''Snowball:''' Nice try, Brain, but I don't need your-- (falls down a waterfall) Help!
* WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans has this happen in the ''Race Around the World'' episode, during a song no less!
-->'''Austin:''' When my toes get cold and I've had enough,\\
I don't quit when the going gets tough!\\
The snow kids shout...\\
'''Pablo:''' Help!
* ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries'': Occurs in "Board and Sorcery", when Harvey realizes he's turning into a snowman.
-->'''Harvey:''' Gee, now my hands are sweaty. ''(takes his gloves off)'' Ahh, that's better. My hands are...are TWIGS!
* The ''WesternAnimation/BumpInTheNight'' episode "Dr. Coddle, M.D." had a gag where Squishington had a radio hooked up to him and started spouting out random phrases that weirdly managed to fit together in a sentence.
-->'''Squishington:''' Hello, boys and girls. It is my great pleasure to give you...Indigestion! Cure...the news of the hour. Tornadoes devastate..this hilarious tune from France! Jerry Lewis...and Boris Yeltsin say...Elvis has left the building!
* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'' has two in the pilot episode.
** One at the beginning:
-->'''Dewey:''' All right boys, we'll get to [[WesternAnimation/TaleSpin Cape Suzette]] and back before anyone realizes we're gone! So long Dorkburg, hello...(turns to see a very angry Donald Duck)...Uncle Donald? What-what's up?
** And another at the end:
-->'''Flintheart Glomgold:''' Ladies and gentlemen of the press, it is with great pride that I, Flintheart Glomgold, present--
-->'''Scrooge [=McDuck=]:''' [[spoiler:The Jewel of Atlantis!]]
-->'''Glomgold:''' [[BigWhat WHAT?!]]