We asked our regular contributors through e-mail What is your favorite running joke from a TV series? We got many interesting responses. Here are some of them. We have just copied and pasted their responses, not editing them in any way.
1. Mr.Burns never remembering Homer’s name.
“Smithers who is that man?”
2. The Bluth’s model home in Sudden Valley progressively getting worse and worse over the three Arrested Development seasons.
3. Creed with his run-ins with the law/professionals.
“If they find out I have asthma, they won’t let me scuba. If I can’t scuba, what is this all for?”
4. The racist, misogynistic past of Pawnee.
5. Good news everyone!
6. Rickety Cricket’s downward spiral from the priesthood.
7. Passing references to Dennis Reynolds having the qualities of a serial killer.
8. Charlie Kelly being illiterate.
9. Ash not being able to tell its team rocket behind the disguise for 22 years
Team rocket; has a disguise
Ash; Who are you
Team rocket: rips off disguise
Ash: TEAM ROCKET!?
10. In Parks and Rec Ben loves calzones but everyone else reacts like they’re a crime against nature.