Quotes / Cutaway Gag

Peter: Sorry, Joe, I just had one of my Scrubs fantasy moments.
Quagmire: It's the best show you're not watching!
Cleveland: I hate shows that cut away from the story for some bull crap.
(cut to Adolf Hitler, juggling three fish while riding a unicycle)

Marge: What the hell was that?
Peter: We're not sure either, but whenever we mention a made-up movie based on a bad pun, a clip from it suddenly appears.
Meg: And if it's from dated movies that have nothing to do with what we're talking about, the better!

Peter: Chris, I heard you got a D on your report card. Here's a cutaway.
(Cuts to Peter standing still against a blank white background)
Peter: Matthew McConaughey is terrible.

The boys at South Park are absolutely correct: Those cutaways and flashbacks have nothing to do with the story! They're just there to be funny. And that is a shallow indulgence that South Park is quite above, and for that I salute them.
Seth MacFarlane, Harvard Class Day, 2006