I've noticed lots of mentions about FOP's weakness as of late being running jokes. However the show has always used running jokes from the start (yes, even in the Oh Yeah Shorts). The reason I think it is noticeable now as being annoying is because in classic FOP, the jokes were actually funny, and were always repeated when you least expected them, making them funnier each time (for example, Dad making dolphin noises in Deja Vu or Cosmo saying "Stupid ketchup!" in Chin Up). In new FOP, the jokes are unfunny in the first place and then predictably repeated (for example Hank the security rhino (I think that was it) in Cheese and Crockers or the Graham cracker thing in Love Triangle).
So, what is your opinion on recurring/running jokes? Do you think the writers are as good as they used to be with writing them, or were they always annoying? What are your favourite running jokes and what are the most annoying the series has had?
Let the discussion begin