sight gag

  1. a joke whose effect is achieved by visual means rather than by speech (as in a movie)
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  • The blocks are covered in dense comic art that reminds me of the Sergio Argones marginalia in MAD Magazine -- a million zillion sight gags on the theme of "Oh God the baby is coming to destroy us all! Boing Boing
  • This merely to set up a sight gag when the curtain rises: a vanity gallery of portraits of the old bachelor as wannabe maestro. Times, Sunday Times
  • The sight gags are fantastically inventive, the detailing in the set design and costume stunning.
  • And Foley's production piles on the sight gags: chairs and tables spin across the stage every time a train passes, the robbery is re-created by miniaturised cars colliding on a vertical wall, and, when the thieves fall out, a trick-knife is embedded in the boxer's bonce, and the pill-popper is apparently run through with a non-musical stave. The Ladykillers – review by Michael Billington
  • The film is utterly hilarious, filled with loads of sight gags, cheeseball dialogue and numerous in-jokes for horror buffs.
  • There are sight gags a plenty, and some great one-liners and verbal repartee.
  • Locked inside this menagerie of failed comic bits are attempts at real anger, sadness, pathos, broad sight gags and genuine rock and roll metal moves.
  • One of the most important formal patterns enabling the creation of associational conceptional networks in silent comedy is the sight gag.
  • Its characters are calculatedly charming and the script slyly ends each of its tragic notes with a sight gag.
  • For every philosophical joke there is a pratfall or sight gag offered to balance things out.
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