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Old 08-20-2019, 10:25 PM
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Fred Sanford:

"Lamont, you big dummy!"
"Esther, you're so ugly."
"How'd you like one across your lip?"
"IT'S THE BIG ONE! You hear that, Elizabeth? I'm comin' to join you, Honey."
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Old 08-21-2019, 05:29 AM
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Hogan's Heroes:

"I know nothing!"
"What is this man doing here?!" (Always said three times, in increasing volume and exasperation)
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Old 08-21-2019, 06:13 AM
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"Dental plan"
"Lisa needs braces"
"Dental plan"
"Lisa needs braces"
"Dental plan"
"Lisa needs braces"
"Dental plan"
"Lisa needs braces"
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Old 08-21-2019, 08:45 AM
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Hogan's Heroes:

"I know nothing!"
"What is this man doing here?!" (Always said three times, in increasing volume and exasperation)
"30 days in the cooler."
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Old 08-21-2019, 09:07 AM
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Colonel Klilnk: "Hogan." So popular the Simpsons had him saying "Homer" the same way.

Another Sheldon Cooper one: I'm not crazy. My mother had me tested.
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Old 08-21-2019, 09:47 AM
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Knock knock.
Who's there?
Banana.

Knock knock.
Who's there?
Banana.

Knock knock.
Who's there?
Banana.

Knock knock.
Who's there?
Banana.

Knock knock.
Who's there?
Orange.
Orange who?
Orange ya glad I didn't say "Banana"?

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"Ex-cellent!"
"Simpson, eh?"
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Old 08-21-2019, 10:23 AM
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Then there's this knock knock joke:

Knock knock
Who's there?
Knock knock
Who's there?
Knock knock
Who's there?
Knock knock
Who's there?
Knock KNOCK
Who's there?
Knock KNOCK
Who's there?
Knock KNOCK
Who's there?
Knock KNOCK
Who's there?
Knock KNOCK
Who's there?
KNOCK knock
Who's there?
KNOCK knock
Who's there?
KNOCK knock
Who's there?
KNOCK knock
Who's there?
Phillip Glass
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Old 08-21-2019, 11:39 AM
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There's a certain sort of UK sitcom that relies on catchphrase gags. I think a fair number of Americans might recognise (exaggerated look to left and right) "I'm free!". Over here, people will know what you mean if you say "Stupid boy!", 'Don't panic!", "We're doomed! Doomed!", or (exaggerated French accent) "Listen vairy carefully, I shall say zis only wernce" or "Good moaning!"
It goes back (at least) to radio. The Goon Show was full of catchphrases, every character had at least one or two that showed up in every script, and a few others that were used more sparingly. Some were just nonsense, like "Needle, noddle, noo" and "Ying tong iddle hi po." While waiting for applause or a laugh, "not a sausage." The humor of these kinds of phrases is pretty much completely reliant on using them at the right time in the show.
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Old 08-21-2019, 11:55 AM
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Fred Sanford:

"Lamont, you big dummy!"
"Esther, you're so ugly."
"How'd you like one across your lip?"
"IT'S THE BIG ONE! You hear that, Elizabeth? I'm comin' to join you, Honey."
"Know the truth and the truth shall SET YOU FREE!"
"I know the truth, and the truth is, you ugly!"
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"Didn't know you did, Major."
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Old 08-21-2019, 12:08 PM
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"Is there a Homer Sexual here? Come on, one of you guys has gotta be Homer Sexual.""

"Amanda Hugginkiss? I need Amada Hugginkiss!"

"Mike Crotch? Has anybody seen Mike Crotch lately?

"Hugh Jass! Can somebody check the men's room for a Hugh Jass?!"

"Bea O'Problem? Bea O'Problem! Come on, guys, do I have a Bea O'Problem here?!"

"Anita Bath? Anita Bath here? All right, fine, fine. Maya Buttreeks."
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Old 08-21-2019, 01:05 PM
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Just thought of one from Bonnie and Clyde, which I will only say involves a joke where choosing not to get rid of a certain piece of livestock is the punchline, a joke told by Clyde's brother Buck.

FULL spoiler:

SPOILER:

"Whatever you do, don't sell that cow!"

In the first telling of the joke, the humor comes from its actual "funniness". As the gang's situation becomes more and more dire, Buck hauls the joke out again and again in order to inject some general lightheartedness into the air. The people who are hearing for the first time find it uproarious, while the others, who are being subjected to it for the umpteenth time, find it grating, given the shit that they increasingly have to suffer through as the law closes in.


I was just thinking, a running gag that is itself a running gag I win the thread!

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Old 08-21-2019, 01:17 PM
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Green Acres:
"Oh, fer...."
I just thought of Green Acres before seeing your post. Great stuff! I always heard the above one as, "Oh, for the love of...", where Oliver would always trail off because the censors wouldn't have let him get away with saying "...for the love of God."

But this reminds me, I've go to go back and check out this show again. Growing up, while I got the jokes, I never fully appreciated the existential? nature of a lot of Green Acres as a kid. For instance, remember what they would often do for the opening credidts? I don't, and it's one of the many reasons I want to go back and see this again.
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Bunk Moreland to Jimmy McNulty...


....in 'The Wire': "Happy now, bitch?"
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Old 08-21-2019, 05:20 PM
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Isn't pretty much 90% of Family Guy cutaways this?
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Old 08-22-2019, 09:57 AM
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Isn't pretty much 90% of Family Guy cutaways this?
Did the big chicken tell you to post that?
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Old 08-22-2019, 10:22 AM
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Old 08-22-2019, 10:31 AM
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Krause from Benson: I Hear You
"Put it in a sock, Benson!"
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Old 08-22-2019, 10:44 AM
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The shark scene in Strange Wilderness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvbKmyp9WI0

The repetition is as funny as anything else. Wouldn't be as funny as a one-off.
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Old 08-22-2019, 11:08 AM
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Also from 'The Wire'...


"There you go again, Jimmy...giving a fuck when it ain't your turn to give a fuck.'

And Omar: "Oh, indeed."
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Old 08-22-2019, 03:56 PM
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In most of the Road Runner cartoons, Wile E. Coyote usually gives up his latest scheme after it fails. Even when it was due to either bad luck, his own mistakes, or an unanticipated failure mode, when conceivably it might have worked if he'd tried again. One of the few times he tried repeatedly was with the boulder-tossing catapult.

He first tried it standing behind it; the boulder fell off the bucket on him.

He tried standing further back; the entire catapult flipped back onto him.

He tried standing in front of it; the catapult only tossed the boulder far enough to land on him.

He tried standing to the side of it;the boulder was tossed sideways onto him.

He tried hiding under it; the catapult collapsed on him.

He tried hiding inside a covered manhole; when there was no way it could possibly reach him, then it simply refused to work. Until he made the mistake of coming out and trying to unjam it.
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Mr. Moose had a number of ways to bombard Captain Kangaroo with ping-pong balls. Cite

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Old 08-22-2019, 06:15 PM
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Bullwinkle: "Hey, Rocky! Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!"

Rocky: "AGAIN?"
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Old 08-22-2019, 07:04 PM
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In most of the Road Runner cartoons, Wile E. Coyote usually gives up his latest scheme after it fails. Even when it was due to either bad luck, his own mistakes, or an unanticipated failure mode, when conceivably it might have worked if he'd tried again. One of the few times he tried repeatedly was with the boulder-tossing catapult.

He first tried it standing behind it; the boulder fell off the bucket on him.

He tried standing further back; the entire catapult flipped back onto him.

He tried standing in front of it; the catapult only tossed the boulder far enough to land on him.

He tried standing to the side of it;the boulder was tossed sideways onto him.

He tried hiding under it; the catapult collapsed on him.

He tried hiding inside a covered manhole; when there was no way it could possibly reach him, then it simply refused to work. Until he made the mistake of coming out and trying to unjam it.
Well, no wonder. The catapult was made by the Road-Runner Manufacturing Co., after all.
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Old 08-22-2019, 09:05 PM
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Nelson Muntz: "Ha-Ha!"
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Lucy and the football
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:43 AM
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Lucy and the football
Schroeder and his piano (with the bust of Beethoven on it).
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Old 08-23-2019, 09:21 AM
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Snoopy typing "It was a dark and stormy night."
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Old 08-23-2019, 10:34 AM
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Snoopy typing "It was a dark and stormy night."
Charlie Brown and the kite-eating tree.
Linus and the Great Pumpkin.
Snoopy, the World War I flying ace.
Woodstock's erratic flying.
Lucy and her psychiatric advice booth. (5¢).
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"The Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies?"
And the Cracked Vase With The Big Daisies.

Actually, on re-viewing them on the archive channels (I know, I'm sad) I'm impressed by the way the non-repeat gags emerge by a perfectly logical (in the context - the essence of farce, it seems to me) sequence of events into something that sounds as though it's come from a completely surreal phrase book:

"General! Your nose is smouldering!"

"Arrest all gypsies driving fire engines!"

"I will NOT pour carrot soup down my mother's ear-trumpet!"
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Welcome Back Kotter had several.

Kotter: "Did I ever tell you about..."
Horshack: "Oh oh oh oh..."
Freddie Washington: "Hi there".
Juan Epstein: The note from his mother.
Vinnie Barbarino: "What..."
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During his first appearance, SNL’s motivational speaker Matt Foley noted that he’s thrice-divorced and living in a van down by the river — and warned folks to change their ways, lest they wind up living in a van down by the river. Son, you oughta be writing papers for school, not rolling papers for doobies — or else you’re gonna be doing a LOT of doobie-rolling when you’re LIVING IN A VAAAN down by the RIVER! Young lady, what do YOU want to do with your life?

[she replies the only way that makes sense]

“I want to live in a van, down by the river.”

[audience is already losing it]

“Well, you’ll have plenty of time to live in a van down by the river when [pauses as it sinks in; awkwardly barrels ahead] yer livin’ in a VAN down by the RIVER!

(Next week: “¡Yo vivo en VAN circa de un RIO!”)
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Welcome Back Kotter had several.

Kotter: "Did I ever tell you about..."
Horshack: "Oh oh oh oh..."
Freddie Washington: "Hi there".
Juan Epstein: The note from his mother.
Vinnie Barbarino: "What..."
"Up your nose with a rubber hose!"

In Mr. Belvedere, Belvedere was often seen going about the house with a feather duster and humming Ride of the Valkyries. Except in one episode where he was singing, "Kill the wabbit, kill the wabbit, kill the wabbit!"

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Mitchell and Webb have an repeating sketch about a dickish snooty service person where the script is largely the same each time, the identity of the service gets changed - waiter, clothes shop assistant, vicar...

And of course, that's Numberwang!
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