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* HollywoodBoardGames: The married couple's dumbness is emphasized by their utter failure at playing ''TabletopGame/{{Scrabble}}''. The wife's tiles read "CARROST" while the husband's is a bunch of "E"s. Both get frustrated and [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny engage in other activities]]. Later, they start a silly, {{slapstick}} argument despite there being a nuclear war outside.


''The Big Snit'' is a 1985 animated short directed by Richard Condie for the Creator/NationalFilmBoardOfCanada. A husband and wife are playing TabletopGame/{{Scrabble}}; as the husband obsessively re-shuffles the tiles on his rack (not that he can make many words with seven "E" tiles), the wife decides to do some vacuuming until he puts down a word. The husband takes advantage of her absence to watch his favourite television programme, ''Sawing for Teens'', and begins sawing along with the teens on the TV before dozing off, thereby missing an announcement that worldwide nuclear war has broken out, and the human race has just minutes to live.

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''The Big Snit'' is a 1985 animated short directed by Richard Condie for the Creator/NationalFilmBoardOfCanada. A husband and wife are playing TabletopGame/{{Scrabble}}; ''TabletopGame/{{Scrabble}}''; as the husband obsessively re-shuffles the tiles on his rack (not that he can make many words with seven "E" tiles), the wife decides to do some vacuuming until he puts down a word. The husband takes advantage of her absence to watch his favourite television programme, ''Sawing for Teens'', and begins sawing along with the teens on the TV before dozing off, thereby missing an announcement that worldwide nuclear war has broken out, and the human race has just minutes to live.


'''Wife:''' It's your tur-\\
'''Husband:''' Just.. just ''wait a minute''!

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'''Wife:''' It's your tur-\\
turó\\
'''Husband:''' Just..Just... just ''wait a minute''!


** At the end of the short, the husband and wife somehow do not notice that [[spoiler:they have been killed in a nuclear explosion and gone to Heaven,]] in spite of the very otherworldly scene stretching before them. The husband simply remarks that on days like this, he doesn't feel like doing much of anything, and suggests that he and his wife finish their Scrabble game.

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** At the end of the short, the husband and wife somehow do not notice that [[spoiler:they have been killed in a nuclear explosion and gone to Heaven,]] in spite of the very otherworldly scene stretching before them. The husband simply remarks that on days like this, he doesn't feel like doing much of anything, and suggests that he and his the wife says, "Come on, let's finish their Scrabble the game."


* BittersweetEnding: The husband and wife [[spoiler: have peacefully made amends... but they died in a nuke, and they're none the wiser]].

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* BittersweetEnding: PlayedForLaughs. The husband and wife [[spoiler: have peacefully made amends... but they died in a nuke, and they're none the wiser]].neither of them noticing it]].


* BittersweetEnding: The husband and wife have peacefully made amends... but they died in a nuke, and they're none the wiser.

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* BittersweetEnding: The husband and wife [[spoiler: have peacefully made amends... but they died in a nuke, and they're none the wiser.wiser]].

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* BittersweetEnding: The husband and wife have peacefully made amends... but they died in a nuke, and they're none the wiser.


%%* BlackComedy: And how.
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%%* * BlackComedy: And how.
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how. A rather dim-witted husband and wife have a very silly slapstick argument over Scrabble, while nuclear holocaust and the end of the human race plays out in the background.


* ScrabbleBabble: A non-cheating variation. The wife's scrabble rack reads CARROST, the uncorrected order implying that she doesn't realize she has an entire word. The husband's frustrated reordering of his tiles becomes hilarious when we see his rack: EEEEEEE.

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* ScrabbleBabble: A non-cheating variation. The wife's scrabble tile rack reads CARROST, the uncorrected order implying that she doesn't realize she has an entire word. The husband's frustrated reordering of his tiles becomes hilarious when we see his own rack: EEEEEEE.

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* ScrabbleBabble: A non-cheating variation. The wife's scrabble rack reads CARROST, the uncorrected order implying that she doesn't realize she has an entire word. The husband's frustrated reordering of his tiles becomes hilarious when we see his rack: EEEEEEE.


''The Big Snit'' is a 1985 animated short directed by Richard Condie for the NationalFilmBoardOfCanada. A husband and wife are playing TabletopGame/{{Scrabble}}; as the husband obsessively re-shuffles the tiles on his rack (not that he can make many words with seven "E" tiles), the wife decides to do some vacuuming until he puts down a word. The husband takes advantage of her absence to watch his favourite television programme, ''Sawing for Teens'', and begins sawing along with the teens on the TV before dozing off, thereby missing an announcement that worldwide nuclear war has broken out, and the human race has just minutes to live.

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''The Big Snit'' is a 1985 animated short directed by Richard Condie for the NationalFilmBoardOfCanada.Creator/NationalFilmBoardOfCanada. A husband and wife are playing TabletopGame/{{Scrabble}}; as the husband obsessively re-shuffles the tiles on his rack (not that he can make many words with seven "E" tiles), the wife decides to do some vacuuming until he puts down a word. The husband takes advantage of her absence to watch his favourite television programme, ''Sawing for Teens'', and begins sawing along with the teens on the TV before dozing off, thereby missing an announcement that worldwide nuclear war has broken out, and the human race has just minutes to live.


* BlackComedy: And how.

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* %%* BlackComedy: And how.how.
%%"And how" is not context.


* HappierFlashback: After their argument, the husband finds an old photo of him and his wife goofing around at the beach. After remembering that day, he decides to apologize.

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* HappierFlashback: HappyFlashback: After their argument, the husband finds an old photo of him and his wife goofing around at the beach. After remembering that day, he decides to apologize.

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