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** There are a few other instances of the gag being played with in such a fashion: in one episode, Pinky is made super-smart and replies to Brain's question with a simple "Yes, I am!" In one episode, Pinky stops himself from giving his response, thinking what he was about to say was too stupid even for him, only for it to turn out to have been exactly the right answer. In a couple of episodes, Pinky poses the question to Brain (one of them has Brain feed Pinky the usual non-sequitur, but the other just has Brain wonder aloud if he really just heard what he thought he heard.)



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* ''Film/ToSleepWithAnger'': A RunningGag throughout the film involves the boy in the house across the street playing a trumpet very very very badly, irritating the whole neighborhood. But right at the end, after all the conflict has resolved and the family has come together and the younger brother has repaired his relationship with his brother and his wife, suddenly the boy starts playing his trumpet on key, beautifully, seemingly symbolizing the family conquering its demons. And the credits roll.



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* ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' had a running gag where Jazz would visit the Banks mansion and do something to irritate Uncle Phil. Cut to an establishing shot of the mansion with the front door opening and Jazz getting thrown through the air. In one episode, Will gets a car and Jazz does something to annoy Uncle Phil while they're outside looking at the car. Jazz then laughs that he can't get thrown out of the house because they're already outside. Cut to the establishing shot of the mansion and Jazz getting thrown ''into'' the house.


** The show has a RunningGag where someone uses a turn of phrase and the audience sees an ImagineSpot from Homer where he's interpreting the words literally or just has the wrong idea altogether. In "E Pluribus Wiggum", he imagines a "think tank", gets it completely right, and [[BreakingTheFourthWall breaks the fourth wall]] to acknowledge his subversion of the audience's expectations. "What, I'm not allowed to get one right?"

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** The show has a RunningGag where someone uses a turn of phrase and the audience sees an ImagineSpot from Homer where he's interpreting the words literally (such as a mayo clinic being staffed by jars of mayonnaise) or just has the wrong idea altogether. altogether (such as thinking "pistol whip" refers to whipped cream being eaten off a gun). In "E Pluribus Wiggum", he imagines a "think tank", gets it completely right, and [[BreakingTheFourthWall breaks finds the fourth wall]] to acknowledge rest of his family staring in shock, acknowledging his subversion of the audience's expectations. "What, I'm not allowed to get one right?"

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** The Tenth Doctor's season finales always end with a really sad and heartfelt scene as he bids his companions farewell, only for a comical MoodWhiplash to completely ruin the moment (Nine's heartfelt goodbye followed by the newly regenerated Ten puzzling over his new teeth, Ten's farewell to Rose followed up by Donna in a wedding dress suddenly appearing in the TARDIS, and the ''Titanic'' crashing through the wall of the TARDIS after Martha leaves). However, after [[spoiler: Donna's memories are wiped and everyone goes back home]], the Doctor goes back into the TARDIS, staring morosely at the console... And the episode ends.



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* In ''Film/TheHatefulEight'', the door to Minnie's Haberdashery is broken, so any time a character leaves or enters, the door has to be re-nailed shut to keep the cold from the blizzard out. What's more, every time, the character in question nails one board over the door, only to have it blown open by the wind and have to nail a second board over the first one. Eventually, John Ruth just stands in front of it and holds it closed while they wait for a pair of characters who left to return.


** The show has a RunningGag where someone uses a turn of phrase and the audience sees an ImagineSpot from Homer where he's interpreting the words literally or just has the wrong idea altogether. In one episode, he imagines a "think tank", gets it completely right, and [[BreakingTheFourthWall breaks the fourth wall]] to acknowledge his subversion of the audience's expectations.
** Bart made prank phone calls to Moe frequently in the early years of the show, with occasional stumbles such as when the bar becomes popular and a patron by the name of "Hugh Jass" is actually there.

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** The show has a RunningGag where someone uses a turn of phrase and the audience sees an ImagineSpot from Homer where he's interpreting the words literally or just has the wrong idea altogether. In one episode, "E Pluribus Wiggum", he imagines a "think tank", gets it completely right, and [[BreakingTheFourthWall breaks the fourth wall]] to acknowledge his subversion of the audience's expectations.
expectations. "What, I'm not allowed to get one right?"
** Bart made prank phone calls to Moe frequently in the early years of the show, with occasional stumbles such as when the bar becomes popular in "Flaming Moe's" and a patron by the name of "Hugh Jass" is actually there.


* In {{VideoGame/Undertale}}, there is a RunningGag about [[PungeonMaster Sans']] puns. However, if you have a certain "fun" value, he'll call you to ask if your fridge is running. Expecting a pun about running, you answer, but he actually answers (depending on what you said, he'll either say that this is good, or will promise to call someone to fix it).

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* In {{VideoGame/Undertale}}, there is a RunningGag about [[PungeonMaster Sans']] puns. However, if you have a certain "fun" value, he'll call you to ask if your fridge is running. Expecting a pun about running, you answer, but he actually answers normally (depending on what you said, he'll either say that this is good, or will promise to call someone to fix it).



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* In {{VideoGame/Undertale}}, there is a RunningGag about [[PungeonMaster Sans']] puns. However, if you have a certain "fun" value, he'll call you to ask if your fridge is running. Expecting a pun about running, you answer, but he actually answers (depending on what you said, he'll either say that this is good, or will promise to call someone to fix it).


* One {{Animorphs}} story has this exchange after an expectant pause.

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* One {{Animorphs}} ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' story has this exchange after an expectant pause.



* {{Everworld}} (by the same author) has Christopher repeatedly complain that after whatever latest craziness he's expecting leprechauns. The others humor him, until at last they run into Niddhoggr, whose treasure has been stolen by, you guessed it, leprechauns. The others just slowly turn to him in silence, and he goes IKnewIt.

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* {{Everworld}} ''Literature/{{Everworld}}'' (by the same author) has Christopher repeatedly complain that after whatever latest craziness he's expecting leprechauns. The others humor him, until at last they run into Niddhoggr, whose treasure has been stolen by, you guessed it, leprechauns. The others just slowly turn to him in silence, and he goes IKnewIt.


** The game continues the ''Creator/TelltaleGames'' tradition of displaying a ''"X will remember that."'' message whenever the player makes an important decision. However, an unique warning will pop up after Jesse creates a {{secret handshake}}:

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** The game continues the ''Creator/TelltaleGames'' tradition of displaying a ''"X will remember that."'' message whenever the player makes an important decision. However, an a unique warning will pop up after Jesse creates a {{secret handshake}}:




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* ''Videogame/MinecraftStoryMode'':
** The game continues the ''Creator/TelltaleGames'' tradition of displaying a ''"X will remember that."'' message whenever the player makes an important decision. However, an unique warning will pop up after Jesse creates a {{secret handshake}}:
---> No one will remember that.
** Successfully crafting an item usually nets you a simple ''"You made a [item]."'' message, but if you somehow create a lever during a segment where you're supposed to make a sword, even the pop-up will be surprised.
---> You made a lever?!?!


* Series/DoctorWho is used by now to the amazement with which his companions gasp, "It's bigger on the inside!" the first time they enter the Tardis. In "The Snowmen", Clara knocks him for a loop by going back outside, walking around the box, then sticking her head in and saying, "It's smaller on the outside!"

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* Series/DoctorWho ''Series/DoctorWho'' is used by now to the amazement with which his companions gasp, "It's bigger on the inside!" the first time they enter the Tardis. In "The Snowmen", Clara knocks him for a loop by going back outside, walking around the box, then sticking her head in and saying, "It's smaller on the outside!"



* One of the main running gags in ''TheBigBangTheory'' is Sheldon's idiosyncratic way of knocking at Penny's door: ''[knock knock knock]'' "Penny!", ''[knock knock knock]'' "Penny!", ''[[RuleOfThree [knock knock knock]]]'' ''[[RuleOfThree "Penny!"]]''. As you can see in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJDeZIMoEUw this]] compilation, writers subvert the pattern more often than they play it straight. Examples include (but are not limited to):

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* One of the main running gags in ''TheBigBangTheory'' ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' is Sheldon's idiosyncratic way of knocking at Penny's door: ''[knock knock knock]'' "Penny!", ''[knock knock knock]'' "Penny!", ''[[RuleOfThree [knock knock knock]]]'' ''[[RuleOfThree "Penny!"]]''. As you can see in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJDeZIMoEUw this]] compilation, writers subvert the pattern more often than they play it straight. Examples include (but are not limited to):


* One of the main running gags in ''TheBigBangTheory'' is Sheldon's idiosyncratic way of knocking at Penny's door: ''[knock knock knock]'' "Penny!", ''[knock knock knock]'' "Penny!", ''[[RuleOfThree [knock knock knock]]]'' ''[[RuleOfThree "Penny!"]]. As you can see in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJDeZIMoEUw this]] compilation, writers subvert the pattern more often than they play it straight. Examples include (but are not limited to):

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* One of the main running gags in ''TheBigBangTheory'' is Sheldon's idiosyncratic way of knocking at Penny's door: ''[knock knock knock]'' "Penny!", ''[knock knock knock]'' "Penny!", ''[[RuleOfThree [knock knock knock]]]'' ''[[RuleOfThree "Penny!"]]."Penny!"]]''. As you can see in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJDeZIMoEUw this]] compilation, writers subvert the pattern more often than they play it straight. Examples include (but are not limited to):



* There are episodes of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' where Kenny appears and survives. (The first time this happened, [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall Kenny noticed his survival and cheered when "The End" came on screen.]]

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* There are episodes of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' where Kenny appears and survives. (The first time this happened, [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall Kenny noticed his survival and cheered when "The End" came on screen.]]screen]]).


[[IncrediblyLamePun "Orange you glad]] [[OverlyLongGag I didn't say 'banana' again?"]]

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[[IncrediblyLamePun [[{{Pun}} "Orange you glad]] [[OverlyLongGag I didn't say 'banana' again?"]]



* Straight Cougar in ''{{Anime/S-CRY-ed}}'' consistently mispronounces people's names, most notably Mimori's. In his final conversation with her, he bids her farewell, and she corrects him (again), [[WontTakeYesForAnAnswer not realizing he pronounced it properly this time]]. He promptly lampshades this.

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* Straight Cougar in ''{{Anime/S-CRY-ed}}'' ''Anime/{{Scryed}}'' consistently mispronounces people's names, most notably Mimori's. In his final conversation with her, he bids her farewell, and she corrects him (again), [[WontTakeYesForAnAnswer not realizing he pronounced it properly this time]]. He promptly lampshades this.

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