"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"