gag line


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gag line

n.
A line, as in a comedy routine or speech, intended to provoke laughter.
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Noun1.gag line - the point of a joke or humorous story
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"
line - text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen; "the letter consisted of three short lines"; "there are six lines in every stanza"
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NEW YORK -- Vic Hadfield joined his former GAG Line teammates as the latest to have his number retired by the New York Rangers.
In particular, a song spoof by Hathaway was a misfire (and a shame, since she's a fine singer) that concluded with Franco appearing in blond-wigged drag and delivering this lame gag line: "The weird part is, I just got a text message from Charlie Sheen."
Kameron, who's family live in Pakistan, had borrowed the mobile phone of a pal to try out a new 60p-a-time gag line.
He's not keen on some current cartoonists who seem to be going for a gag line, rather than making a point about a public or moral issue.
If it wasn't so serious, it would be pathetic, contemptible and a great stand-up gag line for Borat.
As the gag line goes from the Federal Express television commercials, "not exactly." The relationship between unemployment rates and job growth, never a perfect one, has gotten a whole lot slipperier over the last five years.
It's a dramatic singing role with not a gag line or impersonation in sight.
Ewan MacGregor has a fair stab at turning leading Jedi and film hero Obi-Wan Kenobi into a more rounded person - he even gets a gag line - but much of his time is spent in flying, fighting or looking worried.
No prizes for guessing what model car is used for a gag line; yup -- it's a Pinto, and the audience duly sniggers on cue.
Another countercultural scrawl habitue was Fugs founder Tuli Kupferberg, who published Beatnik drawings with gag lines, like wonderfully stoned abstractions of New Yorker cartoons.