A specific type of [[TheTag Tag]]. The plot is resolved just before the last ActBreak, but the characters come back after the commercial and deliver one last joke, usually tangentially related to the plot. Very often afterwards, [[EverybodyLaughsEnding everyone laughs]].

The trope name comes from ''Series/TheCiscoKid,'' where Cisco would deliver the punchline, and Pancho would always go, "[[FirstNameUltimatum Oh, Ceeesco!]]" Still used in many shows, comedy or not.

Compare to AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle and EndOfEpisodeSilliness. Also compare with TheStinger, where this is after the credits. Usually a variation of EveryEpisodeEnding.

[[IncrediblyLamePun Nothing to do with networking equipment]]. [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Or a certain bald federation captain.]]


[[folder: Live Action Television ]]

* ''Series/WelcomeBackKotter'': The title character tells a joke about one of his relatives to his wife, Julie ... usually one of those unknown-until-now uncle and a bad pun. Even the episodes with somber or serious themes, or those ending on said note, ended not with a serious resolution to the situation but one of those "Did I ever tell you about my Uncle Jamie?"-type jokes.
* Was common on the original ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' series. ("...where they'll be no tribble at all.")
* Likewise, ''Series/{{Mash}}''.
* The more refined version of this is the joke without words that goes on during the credits of ''Series/{{Frasier}}''.
* Many episodes of ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' play out the credits over a scene of Earl and Randy in bed having a conversation unconnected with the events of the episode, usually triggered by a NonSequitur by Randy.
* Creator/DisneyChannel shows have some form of this, most notably ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' and ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody.''
* ''Series/TheColbertReport'' has one last joke before the credits, generally delivered from Colbert's armchair by the fire (in reference to FDR's fireside chats). This can be anything from a one-liner to an entire scene.
** Also, ''Series/TheDailyShow'' has the Moment of Zen.
* ''Series/TheAvengers'' used these kinds of tag scenes.
* ''Series/TheBradyBunch'' always used these, usually courtesy of Alice. ("Oh, Alice!")
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' often [[BrickJoke brings back a throw-away joke]] and expands on it, to humorous effect. In one episode, the gang [[spoiler: discusses how Sheldon's "species" reproduces. The theories are myriad, but later, Sheldon is shown eating large amounts of Thai food, eventually splitting into 2 identical copies. Leonard awakes from his dream, cursing the Mitosis Theory of Sheldon Reproduction.]]
* "What Did We Learn on the Show Tonight, Craig?" from ''Series/TheLateLateShow''.
* The ''Series/BlakesSeven'' episode "Children of Auron" where the premise is the almost total extermination of the Aurons, a race of empathic humanoids who are opposed to the evil Federation and are thus nominally allied with the protagonists. (Almost all alliances in ''Blake's Seven'' are nominal. It's their [[PlanetOfHats Hat]].) Approximately five thousand children and a few adults survive and the crew manage to find them a location where they will be safe and can rebuild the Auron race. At the episode's close Avon makes a joke about the society being a gigantic nursery, which in the context of recent genocide is in ''incredibly'' poor taste. Auron main character Cally is notably absent from the bridge at this point.
* ''Series/FunkySquad''.
* Parodied in ''Series/PoliceSquad'', along with the freeze frame ending.
* Spoofed to hell and back in ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'' whenever one of the group makes a cheesy pun about what's just happened and the others laugh over-enthusiastically for a ridiculously long time.
* Parodied in ''Series/ThatsMyBush''; "Oh, Laura! One of these days, I'm gonna punch you in the face!"
* How ''Series/CornerGas'' ends [[OnceAnEpisode every episode.]]
* While ''Franchise/PerryMason'' devoted most of its end-of-episode scenes to explaining the key clue that let Perry solve the case, this style of joke was often included.
* ''Series/FreeSpirit'' does this in every episode.


[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* ''WebComic/VGCats'': [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=270 This]] strip. Warning: May offend those who are offended by bloody baby fetuses. (Say that five times fast!)


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': From [[http://whateleyacademy.net/index.php/original-timeline/372-the-big-idea The Big Idea]]:
--> [F]or now, Migraine is [[spoiler:someone else’s]] headache.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* Used in every episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily''.
* The end of most ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}'' episodes.
* Used on at least one occasion in ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw''.
** Actually used with such regularity, an Adult Swim commercial was an entire montage of episode-concluding group laughing.
* ''The WesternAnimation/{{Transformers}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/GIJoe'' ended a fair number of episodes this way.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MrMagoo'', after Waldo and Presley would be involved in another big plan, Quincy Magoo would usually end the episode with "Oh, that Waldo and Presley, what'll they be up to next, heh heh?"
** One of Magoo's catchphrases at the end of an episode was "Oh Magoo, you've done it again!"
* Used at the end of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode "Slow Love" with Finn and Jake towards Beemo.
* Used in most episodes of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. {{lampshade}}d in [[http://www.hulu.com/watch/307140 one episode]] wherein Peter says "And I've learned something from this... ya know what, we've done this a billion times, so I'm just going to do the cadences" and the family just speaks gibberish (in the proper cadences, of course.) Followed by the obligatory laugh.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpunkyAndTadpole'' (an obscure cartoon from Beverly Films, dating to 1958) had the two addressing each other this way at the end of selected story arcs.
* The ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode ''Graveyard Shift'' ends with [=SpongeBob=], Squidward and a fish trying to get a job at the Krusty Krab reacting this way to the reveal that {{Film/Nosferatu}} was the one flickering the lights.