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Date Posted: 07/25/03 10:42am
Author: Anita
Subject: Re: Running Gag
In reply to: Julia 's message, "Running Gag" on 07/23/03 5:39am

>I think the ooooh became the running gag because it
>was the only sound they could make. I think it was
>kinda cut only one time after sound effects. During
>film dub when Ryan made the noise when the phone was
>ringing. That was it, though, after that it wore out
>its welcome because it got so predictible.

I don't really remember too many details from last weeks 2nd episode-have it on tape but didn't watch it again.
I just thought maybe the oooh running gag was funnier at the taping then what we seen as the edited version on tv. It may have just been a case where you just had to be there.
>Last night's first episode on Family Channel had an
>example of a running gag that did work. The whole
>goat thing works because when it's brought back up
>it's unexpected. It was the last thing that I
>expected Kathy to bring up in Weird Newscasters and
>I'd forgotten about it in Foreign Film Dub until Ryan
>said something about a goat. It was working because
>when it was mentioned again it was unexpected. The
>ooooh just got predictible and lost any and all humor
>it may have had.

I really enjoyed seeing this episode the other night. Even though I have it on tape, I haven't watched it for a long time. I enjoyed watching it better this time around than the first.

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