"Look, I'm not proud of what I did — but I needed an easy recurring joke to cover my getaway and there were no flumphs available, OK?"
"Good grief, it's a running gag!"
— Kermit the Frog, The Muppet Movie
"Garfield, let me out! I don't like running gags!"
— Nermal, Garfield and Friends
"I hate jelly babies but at the time it was such a joke. And a joke that worked, you work it to death and finally you grow to hate it."
—Tom Baker, "The Five Doctors"
"The very first actual scene, the one that plays over the credits, is Anderson dancing around and flopping out of her top on a strip club stage... One of the most vocal patrons calls her 'babe' and she severely injures him by throwing her shoe at his forehead. I can only guess all the paying, theater-going viewers of this film, seeing everything they had paid to see, left right after the credits."