Running Gag / Web Animation

  • Code MENT: TEAM DEATH MATCH.
  • LoadingReadyRun has several, including the numerous in-video references to Edward James Olmos and the way that every X Ways to Y video ends in The Sam Raimi. Ex: Ways to Hide a Body, Ways to Get in Shape, and Ways to Get Yourself Killed in a Horror Movie.
    • Their series on The Escapist also has a few, notably "Eyebrows and the Thugs", supposedly a contemporary jazz band, and "that was the Xth time I died." X is 5 at time of editing.
    • "Hi folks, Russell here," whenever a crow appears, which is more often than you would think.
  • There are several running gags in the Homestar Runner line of work. All are placed into subcategories seen here.
  • The machinima series Red vs. Blue practically operates on these and many a Brick Joke. So many in fact, it has a 49 minute video listing off all of them. The more popular ones are:
    • When Red Army first acquires their jeep, its radio is blasting loud polka-style Tejuano music without any way to shut it off. Throughout the series, polka music gradually rising in volume becomes an indication that Red Army is about to appear.
    • Also, anytime the tank fires a shot, any character nearby will shout "SON OF A BITCH!"
    • Tucker replying to any possible innuendo with "Bowchickabowwow".
    • Sister's odd stories ending with somebody else responding by saying "Yeah! Wait, what?"
    • Sarge attempting to get Grif killed for the team.
    • Church's inability to hit anything with a sniper rifle. He can't even shoot down a guy point blank.
    • Tucker's inability to actually obtain a sniper rifle.
    • "That doesn't seem physically possible!"
    • Grif and Simmons feuding over the shotgun seat of the Warthog (despite the fact that Grif usually drives and Simmons takes the mounted turret, leaving Sarge for shotgun).
    • Caboose persistently claiming he is Church's best friend.
    • Caboose accidentally killing his own teammates.
    • Sarge's passionate hatred of everything blue-coloured, leading to some very Insane Troll Logic plans.
    • Donut making anything that can be misconstrued as a double entendre sound like one.
    • Lopez never being understood by anyone due to speaking in robotic monotone Spanish.
    • Tex taking exception to Grif's balls.
    • The Reds getting their Warthog blown up in nearly every battle it's in.
    • Attaching towing cables/harpoons to peoples' codpieces.
    • The skull that keeps popping up from time to time is exactly the same one. Apparently Tex pulled it out of Private Jimmy's head and beat him to death with it.
    • "Memory is the key" seems to walk a tightrope between this and Arc Words. First it's a serious phrase, and then it's a joke, and then it's serious again...
    • The ongoing debate over whether or not the Warthog looks more like a Puma.
    • The ongoing debate over whether or not you can pick up chicks in a tank.
    • The ongoing debate over why we're here.
  • In If the Emperor Had a Text-to-Speech Device:
    • Every appearance of Adeptus Mechanicus is accompanied by some reference to toasters.
    • Horus is always referred to as "F*cking Horus".
    • Karamazov replies to his right hand man's every sentence with "Be quiet, Dominique!"
    • Dominique really wants to get some sandpaper cigarettes, and no one ever has any or want to fetch them for him.
    • Every time Fabulous Custodes appear, they want to take over Kitten's position as Emperor's caretaker. Every time, the Emperor is freaked out by the possibility.
  • In Rick's Minecraft Tales, creepers are ALWAYS drawn flopping back and forth with over-the-top angry faces. Also, the distorted faces people make, the way Nancy goes LO-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA, that thing with the animal floating away aand blowing up, wow, I've lost count!
  • Bowser's Kingdom:
    • Hal isn't paid to work for Bowser.
    • Steve almost always says "HI GUYS!" when he first appears in an episode.
    • The Inaudible Thwomp's subtitles will usually change into "???"
    • Paul Hammerbro throws hammers when angered.
    • Kamek constantly calls Jeff and Hal (mostly Hal) gay.
  • In Unforgotten Realms Sir Schmoopy of Awesometon repeatedly casts the spell Flare.
  • The Nekci Menij Show elevates Shameless Self-Promotion to an artform as a Running Gag. There's also Kety Perr, who has 90% of her dialogue revolve around how she wants everyone to see her film, Pert of Me.
  • Decline of Video Gaming: "OHMYGODIMONFIRE!"
  • The Napster Bad short "Metallica Millionaire": every time the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? ditty plays, Regis Philbin dances to the tune.
  • Ultra Fast Pony uses "14 Hours Later..." for scene transitions, even where it makes no sense. Also, every time Fantastic Racism comes up in the series, the subtitles assure us "I swear I'm not racist." Every time Mayor Mare gives a speech, a mysterious voice calls from the crowd to heckle her.
  • In Spriggs: a Halo 3 Machinima, there is Willy's eternally unsuccessful quest to kill Spriggs.
  • Characters in Petera Dzive that drink (or sometimes even touch) a bottle of booze will often pass out and wake up naked in inexplicable places. Double Subversion occurs in episode 16, where the main character Peter wakes up naked and grabs a bottle of booze. He suddenly wakes up fully clothed, only to pick up another bottle and wake up naked again.
  • The Most Popular Girls in School: Whether or not Ashley Kachadorian is supposed to watch the door, as well as Brittnay being told she gives sub-par hand jobs, stuff happening in the 3rd grade, among lots others.
  • The 30 Second Bunnies Theatre has bunny ears on everything. Fighter jets, penguins, sharks, xenomorph, the Genesis planet...
  • RWBY has a few.

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