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Mega Man: If I were to guess, I would say that it was done using that unique property of highly random humor in which a character can spontaneously do just about anything as long as it's part of the joke.
Dr. Cossack: Like the sudden appearance of a chalk board?
Mega Man: Exactly. I call it the gag reflex.

"I'll go where the humor takes me, and if that happens to create gross inconsistencies, then so be it."
Rich Burlew, author of The Order of the Stick

"Jess misses the essential connection of Shakespeare to Godzilla, which is... um... oh, forget it."
— Footnote 75 to published script of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

Dan Aykroyd: Are there any local residents whom you've seen acting strangely?
Stewie: Well, there's a pedophile up the street that nobody seems to be doing anything about, but it's mainly because he's so funny.

The Lobe: Freakazoid! Why is it taking us so long to fall?!
Freakazoid: 'Cause it's funny!
The Lobe: No, it's not! It's just stupid! It's as dumb as that Handman episode!
Freakazoid!, "Virtual Freakapoop"

"We try not to think too much about the Floating Baby Head... It makes us laugh, 'nuff said."

Shinya Arino: Why's this person even climbing the building in the first place?
Masahiro Sakurai: "Because it is there!" That's just what climbers do.

"We're gonna keep doing this sketch. Y'know why? Because it's funny. And in my business, you never cut funny."

"Sometimes it's more fun to play with your food. It's been said that these arrows can distract enemies with voracious appetites, but let's be real — it's also just funny to hit a monster with an apple."
Nintendo Switch news article: "Get weird with your Fuse combos in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom"

Major Monogram: Okay, that doesn't even make any sense.
Dr. Doofenshmirtz: It doesn't have to, I've got a monster truck!
Phineas and Ferb, "Phineas and Ferb's Musical Cliptastic Countdown"

Cleo: I have so many questions, but I don't think I'm ever gonna get answers to them, though. Like, "Why?" and "How?"
Eloise: I think the main answer is just, I dunno, "Funny."
— On their faction-mate Scott's army of pet kangaroos, Pirates SMP

"Sometimes, it's nice to have something silly."

"Comedies often by their very nature expect people to accept otherwise less-than-stellar storytelling. Everything is there ultimately to make a joke work, for instance, in Happy Gilmore, he's driving around with a bunch of oversized checks in his car. It doesn't make any sense, sure. It doesn't have to, though, it's a comedy gag in a comedy film. If it doesn't work, well, maybe they'll go for the next gag."
SF Debris, reviewing Howard the Duck

"If it's entertaining, I am aware of these things."
Sylvie, Sharing Walls

SMG4: No, you're just in an SMG4 video.

Pearl: Our bodies are made of light, and usually, they form a mass dependent on the air pressure and the level of gravity in the environment. But we're in a situation, where the normal laws of physics don't apply.
Amethyst: Who cares? It's funny.

"Why'd I have Sorin say that? It was funny. Really, end of story."

Eric: I forgot my mom's birthday.
Hyde: Really? 'Cause I remembered your mom's birthday.
Eric: If you remembered, then why didn't you tell me?
Hyde: How would that be funny?

"Lots of things happen in cartoons that you just don't see in the real world. That's part of the fun of cartoons."

"Kid, I'm the Joker. I don't just randomly kill people. I kill people when it's funny. What would conceivably be funny about killing you?"