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sight gag

n.
A comic bit or effect that depends on sight rather than words.

sight′ gag`


n.
a comic effect produced by visual means rather than by spoken lines, as in a motion picture.
[1945–50]
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Noun1.sight gag - a joke whose effect is achieved by visual means rather than by speech (as in a movie)sight gag - a joke whose effect is achieved by visual means rather than by speech (as in a movie)
gag, jape, jest, joke, laugh - a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter; "he told a very funny joke"; "he knows a million gags"; "thanks for the laugh"; "he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest"; "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"
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There are plenty of sight gags in what is mostly a dialogue-free film.
The quirky visuals are up to Aardman's usual impeccable standards and there are plenty of sight gags in what is mostly a dialogue free film.
DODGEBALL: A TRUE UNDERDOG STORY (5*, Thursday, 9pm) WATCH W out for some terrific sight gags, the immortal line "if you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball", and a Lance Armstrong cameo that has taken on a whole new level of meaning in this comedy offering.
But the endless, alliterative phrases for sex and countless in-your-face sight gags dilute But the endless, alliterative phrases for sex and countless in-your-face sight gags dilute the characters and turn the mood wearingly lewd.
YOU'LL HAVE TO CLEAR THAT RUBBER CHICKEN WITH THE AFFICE OF SIGHT GAGS.
He dispensed with the customary sight gags and pratfalls that give comic opera a bad name, letting the humor grow Out of character instead.
Highlights were many, from goofy sight gags such as a nine carat necklace made of nine carrots (arf
except for the parts that are not" - Burke and Hare wraps the grisly facts in a shroud of slapstick, sickly romance and anachros nistic sight gags.
Based loosely on a true story, Burke & Hare is a ghoulish black comedy that wraps the grisly facts in a shroud of slapstick, sickly romance and anachronistic sight gags.
Burke & Hare wraps the grisly facts in a shroud of slapstick, sickly romance and anachronistic sight gags, like when the body snatchers unearth their first coffin, loyal terrier Greyfriars Bobby sits watching them atop his owner's grave -more than 30 years before the real John Gray shuffled his mortal coil in 1858.
except for the parts that are not" -the film wraps the grisly facts in a shroud of slapstick, sickly romance and anachronistic sight gags.
The city has never looked more atmospheric and there are tons of sight gags to be enjoyed.