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** Trying to get to grips with the title characters of ''Three Jokers'', he says "There's [[Music/SteveMillerBand the Joker, the Smoker, and the Midnight Toker]]..."

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** Trying to get to grips with the title characters of ''Three Jokers'', ''[[ComicBook/BatmanThreeJokers Three Jokers]]'', he says "There's [[Music/SteveMillerBand the Joker, the Smoker, and the Midnight Toker]]..."


* TitleDrop: The title of each episode is the most bizarre phrase used in it, such as "A House Made of Baked Beans" and "Is the Nazi the Donkey?" (Exception: the first post-hiatus episode is called "What We Lost In The Fire", referring to the brief acknowledgement at the start that they ended on a cliffhanger.)

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* TitleDrop: The title of each episode is the most bizarre phrase used in it, such as "A House Made of Baked Beans" and "Is the Nazi the Donkey?" (Exception: (Exceptions: the first post-hiatus episode is called "What We Lost In The Fire", referring to the brief acknowledgement at the start that they ended on a cliffhanger.cliffhanger. And the 10th anniversary MilestoneCelebration is called "House to [=As10ish=]".)


** Although this was before House To Astonish, Paul's reviews of [[DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible the last few issues of Mutant X]] (an ComicBook/XFactor spinoff series) are classic, and will leave you convinced that ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace'' must've been an absolute masterpiece compared to that comic.

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** Although this was before House To Astonish, Paul's reviews of [[DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible the last few issues of Mutant X]] X (an ComicBook/XFactor spinoff series) are classic, and will leave you convinced that ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace'' must've been an absolute masterpiece compared to that comic.

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* DramaticReading: Occasionally, when they review a really bad comic, they decide that simply telling the audience the dialogue is bad doesn't let us appreciate ''just how bad'' it is. Cue ''House to Astonish Theatre''.

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* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: "Jason Todd, everyone's fourth favourite Comicbook/{{Robin}}."

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* WaxingLyrical: Al does this sometimes.
** Talking about Creator/CharlesSoule being announced as the writer of a new book, he says "They've got Soule, [[Music/TheKillers but they're not a soldier]]".
** Trying to get to grips with the title characters of ''Three Jokers'', he says "There's [[Music/SteveMillerBand the Joker, the Smoker, and the Midnight Toker]]..."


* MadLibsCatchphrase: Always opens with "And in the week when [genuine news event], we ask: [strange comics tangent]?", except the return from hiatus when they open with "And in the eight months when [every piece of comic book news in the last eight months, taking well over five minutes], we ask: How have you been?".

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* LamePunReaction: When discussing Lotus Shinchuko from the "Sons of the Tiger" strip in ''The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu'':
-->'''Al''': She's so archetypal in that token female role that it's been known ever since as the Lotus position.
-->''{{Beat}}''
-->'''Paul''': Oh, dear lord...
* MadLibsCatchphrase: Always opens with "And in the week when [genuine news event], we ask: [strange comics tangent]?", except the return from hiatus hiatus, when they open with "And in the eight months when [every piece of comic book news in the last eight months, taking well over five minutes], we ask: How have you been?".

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* NeverHeardThatOneBefore: Episode 166, when they realise they're going to be mentioning Cullen Bunn a lot, is a Bunn fest. And if they disagree about his comics, they'll have a Bunn fight. Paul snarks "Cullen Bunn has never heard ''any'' of these jokes before."


** Although this was before House To Astonish, Paul's reviews of [[SoBadItsHorrible the last few issues of Mutant X]] (an ComicBook/XFactor spinoff series) are classic, and will leave you convinced that ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace'' must've been an absolute masterpiece compared to that comic.

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** Although this was before House To Astonish, Paul's reviews of [[SoBadItsHorrible [[DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible the last few issues of Mutant X]] (an ComicBook/XFactor spinoff series) are classic, and will leave you convinced that ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace'' must've been an absolute masterpiece compared to that comic.


* MadLibsCatchphrase: Always opens with "And in the week when [genuine news event], we ask: [strange comics tangent]?", except the return from hiatus when they open with "And in the eight monthss when [every comic book news in the last eight months]".

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* MadLibsCatchphrase: Always opens with "And in the week when [genuine news event], we ask: [strange comics tangent]?", except the return from hiatus when they open with "And in the eight monthss months when [every piece of comic book news in the last eight months]".months, taking well over five minutes], we ask: How have you been?".


* MadLibsCatchphrase: Always opens with "And in the week when [genuine news event], we ask: [strange comics tangent]?"

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* MadLibsCatchphrase: Always opens with "And in the week when [genuine news event], we ask: [strange comics tangent]?"tangent]?", except the return from hiatus when they open with "And in the eight monthss when [every comic book news in the last eight months]".


* AmbiguousSyntax: In Episode 153, while discussing Image's upcoming ''Shirtless Bear Fighter'', they get into a riff about whether it's the bear or the fighter who's shirtless, and if the former, does this mean the bear isn't ''normally'' shirtless? Because if the Shirtless Bear Fighter is going to fight Franchise/WinnieThePooh, WesternAnimation/TheHairBearBunch and ''WesternAnimation/{{Talespin}}'' Balloo, then he's a ''dick''.

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* AmbiguousSyntax: In Episode 153, while discussing Image's then upcoming ''Shirtless Bear Fighter'', ''Comicbook/ShirtlessBearFighter'', they get into a riff about whether it's the bear or the fighter who's shirtless, and if the former, does this mean the bear isn't ''normally'' shirtless? Because if the Shirtless Bear Fighter is going to fight Franchise/WinnieThePooh, WesternAnimation/TheHairBearBunch and ''WesternAnimation/{{Talespin}}'' Balloo, then he's a ''dick''.

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* AmbiguousSyntax: In Episode 153, while discussing Image's upcoming ''Shirtless Bear Fighter'', they get into a riff about whether it's the bear or the fighter who's shirtless, and if the former, does this mean the bear isn't ''normally'' shirtless? Because if the Shirtless Bear Fighter is going to fight Franchise/WinnieThePooh, WesternAnimation/TheHairBearBunch and ''WesternAnimation/{{Talespin}}'' Balloo, then he's a ''dick''.


* ReleasedToElsewhere: Apparently, Creator/DCComics have sent WildstormComics to live on a farm, and it's very happy there.

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* ReleasedToElsewhere: Apparently, Creator/DCComics have sent WildstormComics Creator/{{Wildstorm}} Comics to live on a farm, and it's very happy there.


* HypocriticalHumor: In the middle of their 2012 awards episode - in which the winners are announced by Belfast Nick Lowe, Australian GailSimone, Glaswegian Jim Lee, Received Pronunciation Creator/BrianMichaelBendis, Midlands ([[OohMeAccentsSlipping mostly]]) Creator/GeoffJohns, Cockney Frank Cho (of course), [[UpToEleven French]] Creator/AlanMoore, and Welsh Creator/StanLee - Al criticises the way Bendis writes [[Comicbook/XMen Emma Frost]], because you can't just take someone with an established accent and give them another accent at random.

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* HypocriticalHumor: In the middle of their 2012 awards episode - in which the winners are announced by Belfast Nick Lowe, Australian GailSimone, Creator/GailSimone, Glaswegian Jim Lee, Received Pronunciation Creator/BrianMichaelBendis, Midlands ([[OohMeAccentsSlipping mostly]]) Creator/GeoffJohns, Cockney Frank Cho (of course), [[UpToEleven French]] Creator/AlanMoore, and Welsh Creator/StanLee - Al criticises the way Bendis writes [[Comicbook/XMen Emma Frost]], because you can't just take someone with an established accent and give them another accent at random.

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