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

Eddie: You mean to tell me you could've taken your hand out of that cuff at any time?!
Roger: No, not at any time; only when it was funny!

"We try not to think too much about the floating baby head . . . It makes us laugh, 'nuff said."

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"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."

Major Monogram: 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"

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."

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"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

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"

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.
Toon

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

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.
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Mega Man: Exactly. I call it the gag reflex.

"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?"

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)

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