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Best Running Joke

Which is the funniest running joke?

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    cyyto_degaunt

    [61]Sep 2, 2008
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    I voted for the Chicken Dances because I think they were the best. It's such a random and absurd thing that started out great with GOB, and then they evolved it perfectly. Had they been on the air longer, I'm sure we'd have gotten to see some more.

    I really loved the sad Charlie Brown gags and wish there were a couple more in random episodes.

    The Mary Poppuns always got me, too. That would have made a good callback had there been another season. Maybe while Michael is in Cabo or wherever he escaped too he could get hit by some flying Mexican (or Portugese) puppet.

    They're all great, though. They're really what made the show incredible. Each joke was funny to begin with, then they blasted more and more of the same at us, with twists here and there. Great stuff, all around.

    I liked Buster's "Hey, family member" greetings, particularly when they were for someone with a more complicated relationship. "Hey, fake father uncle." Also the massages/back-rubs.
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    SpaceCitySports

    [62]Sep 5, 2008
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    So many to choose from. Her?, Come On!, ...the OC; don't call it that, the piano playing whenever Oscar talked about Buster's "father".... IMPOSSIBLE TO CHOOSE!!!!!!!!
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    sienster

    [63]Sep 8, 2008
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    I like the "her?, who's Ann, egg" running joke. It's especially funny later in the series when Michael has already "met her so many times".
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    chovez

    [64]Nov 2, 2008
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    I voted for Come on! "What?! That guy can't even grow his own hair? Come on!"
    My favorite is "Gene Parmesan", and also Lucille screaming every time, so funny. The funniest one was in Mexico "Americano, just like me! Gene Parmesan."
    What about when the police always beat up Oscar/George, and then another officer comes in and hit him.
    An awesome running joke was Charlie Brown sad walk.
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    hzomayah

    [65]Nov 6, 2008
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    That was one of my favorite scenes of all time. When all the Bluths do the chicken dance and Michael says "Has anyone in this family ever actually SEEN a chicken?" I was crying with laughter. I miss this show so much

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    MovieMark

    [66]Nov 13, 2008
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    "For British eyes only" cracks me up everytime!
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    seirerman

    [67]Nov 30, 2008
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    "I'M A MONSTER!!!"

    Or the policeman who always comes in late and hits someone with his club.

    Those would get my vote if it weren't for the chicken dance.
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    loosesealbluth

    [68]Dec 1, 2008
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    chicken dances! i don't know how else i would dance in clubs.

    ko ka ko ka ko ka

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    LucyEA12345

    [69]Dec 6, 2008
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    It's not my favourite, I voted for the chickens, but nobody's mentioned how GOB always says 'let me finish'

    For example: 'What about macaroni...let me finish...salad 'I'm gonna call it tricks...let me finish...around the office.'

    Hilarious, GOB's my favourite.
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    martymcflyjb

    [70]Dec 6, 2008
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    This thread is cracking me up. I voted for "Tobias sexuality" There were some great ones though.
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    sean2evo

    [71]Dec 11, 2008
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    All of them were hilarious, nobodies mentioned though when the stair car becomes the cabin car and "look out for hop-ons" & "your gonna get hop-ons" becomes "watch out for live-ins"

    and Lindsays face when michael gives the cabin car to her LOL

    Oh and Lindsays complete lack of selfconfidence & inability to get any man into her bed even though she is attractive. "Can I buy you a drink?" .... "No..... (lindsay walks off embarrassed), but I'll buy you one" and shes already gone.

    And ofcourse how could I forget GOB, the melody of the final countdown everytime he puts on a magic show made me laugh and reminded me of the dagger in the mouth, cloth in the face and moonwalk, not to mention his incredibly amusing dance moves. Including the ones he does at his fathers fake funeral before Buster hurls him into the open grave. Oh and everytime he gets called Gob like it sounds. A MAGICIAN named Gob.

    Mr. F, mentally retarded female & for british eyes only cracked me up to. As well as all of those episodes with Rita in them being plays on the names of different James Bond films.

    Also noone mentioned Michael always hearing/seeing what he wants to, like that Rita was normal & everytime G.M. tried to tell him that he loves Maeby

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    LucyEA12345

    [72]Dec 13, 2008
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    Plus they had that banner up for ages and ages and just changed it slightly.

    'You're killing me Buster'
    'You're kiDDing me Buster'
    'WELCOME HOme Buster'

    Then it moved on to the 'Family love Michael' joke. I can't remember all the variations on that.

    Like who leaves a banner hanging up in their house all the time?
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    MarkKellerman

    [73]Dec 17, 2008
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    Michael, "If I hear one more lie today..."

    Tobias to Lindsey, as he enters room occupied by Lindsey and Michael, "Ah...THERE'S the woman I'm sexually attracted to!"

    Michael, "Okay...but that's the last one."

    Froma great show (AD) to one that is not so great (Bret Michaels Rocker Chicks show)...Has anyone seen the Bret Michaels show? I tuned in one day, saw some of the most heinous looking broads ever shown on tv, most of which have a very 'man-ish' quality to their facial features like the men in drag that GOB 'doinked' to 'get back at Michael' (in the episode with Heather Graham loving Hussein), and I think to myself about Bret Michaels, "Well, he certainly has a type..." I love when 'Arrested' quotes make it into everyday life.
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    Krevlornemem

    [74]Sep 2, 2009
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    I think Come On! was the best running joke
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    KingofIPirates

    [75]Sep 2, 2009
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    Best running jokes was the Chicken Dance, Tobias sexuality and the tension between George Michael and Maeby.
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    I_Smell_Fishy

    [76]Oct 10, 2009
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    y

    sienster wrote:
    I like the "her?, who's Ann, egg" running joke. It's especially funny later in the series when Michael has already "met her so many times".
    Seconded. They did that a lot, even when referring to their own mother. "Her?"

    It's as Ann as the nose on plain's face.

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    claudia40

    [77]Dec 9, 2009
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    That was not an easy question to answer lol but I choose Tobias.
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    steffi_totti

    [78]Apr 30, 2010
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    Here are my favorites: the Chicken Dances, Her? and I love and always use this in real life, "Hmm, no ring."

    I also like the doctor who talks so literally. "He's all right now." and that Buster always hooks up with every one but a regular woman; Lucille II, Lupe, secretary who stalked singer and lest us forget, the teddy bear and that little machine thingy.
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    Snappie

    [79]Jun 12, 2010
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    Gene Parmesan is probably my favorite even if he only was in one episode.
    Also Tobias as a blue man, those were my favorite episodes along with the ones that had Rita in them.


    About the music, I'm surprised "All you need is smiles" wasn't mentioned here yet.

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    dairyman2k3

    [80]Jun 30, 2010
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    Favorite has got to be Tobias Sexuality......Never Nude is classic


    One of my other favorites that I hadn't seen mentioned are the Annyong jokes.

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