Top 10 Running Gags In TV Animated Shows


The Top Ten

1 My Leg - Spongebob Squarepants My Leg - Spongebob Squarepants

It is the funniest running gag ever invented. I'm not kidding! - Peppapigsucks

Rev up those fryers

You better rev up those fryers, Mr.Krabs kicks Fred away from ze restaurant, my leg...
R.I.P. Fred - BigFatNoob

2 Oh My God They Killed Kenny - South Park

Kenny has died so many times in often gruesome and hilarious fashion. - egnomac

Oh my god! They killed Kenny!

You bastards! - IceFoxPlayz

Trey and Matt couldn’t think of anymore original ideas to kill Kenny, so they had to kill him off for a season, and after that, they just stopped using the running gag that much. - JoeBoi

3 Bart's Prank Calls - The Simpsons Bart's Prank Calls - The Simpsons

One of the oldest Simpsons running gags. - egnomac

This is one of the most recognized running gags in cartoons. - JoeBoi

Hey is there a butts here, Seymour Butts

Amanda Huggenkiss. - Ashes

4 HELLO NURSE! - Animaniacs
5 What's Up, Doc? - Looney Tunes

its crap

6 Peter vs Ernie the Giant Chicken - Family Guy

A running gag that started all the way back in the episode Da Boom after Peter tries to use a coupon he got from a giant chicken only to find out its expired which prompts Peter to duke it out with Ernie as the two beat each other senseless which ends with Peter killing Ernie only for him to come back again and again and again as the two continue to fight one another on multiple occasions. - egnomac

7 "I Would Have Gotten Away with it Too If It Weren't for You Meddling Kids!" - Sccoby Doo Where Are You?

Almost every time Scooby and the gang capture the suspect who pretends to be a monster or ghost for what ever reason and that said suspect responds with "I would have gotten away with it too if it weren't for you meddling kids! ". - egnomac

Super memorable - darthvadern

Every episode used to end like that. But then In the show Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. the gag stopped being the same - SherlocksShadow

8 Luna's Song References - The Loud House Luna's Song References - The Loud House

I love it when she references songs. - Misfire

9 I Am Cornholio - Beavis and Butthead I Am Cornholio - Beavis and Butthead

When ever Beavis becomes hyperactive usually from eating to much junk food or drinks he becomes his alter ego and begins shouting to anyone around him "I AM CORNHOLIO! ". - egnomac

10 "I'm Gonna Kick Your Ass" - King of the Hill

If there's two things Hank Hill is known for is propane and kicking ass, when ever he gets really angry he usually threatens someone with his catchphrase "I'm gonna kick your ass! " and usually follow through with his threat. - egnomac

The Contenders

11 Shut Up Meg - Family Guy
12 Dinkleberg - The Fairly OddParents Dinkleberg - The Fairly OddParents
13 Sexual and political allusions and innuendos - Rocko’s Modern Life
14 Johnny Bravo Hitting on Women and Getting Beat Up - Johnny Bravo
15 Chip and Dale Fighting Over Gadget - Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers
16 You're Despicable - Daffy Duck
17 Launchpad Crashing His Plane - DuckTales
18 They took our jobs! - South Park
19 My Cabbages! - Avatar the Last Airbender
20 Stupid Dog - Courage The Cowardly Dog
21 Ron Losing His Pants - Kim Possible

A long time running gag on the show as Ron is constantly losing his pants in hilarious fashion in fact in one episode when Kim loses her memory and doesn't remember about her and Ron are dating until near the end of the episode where she finally remembers through him losing his pants. - egnomac

22 Dave Yelling at Alvin - Alvin and the Chipmunks
23 Fred Getting Kicked Out of the House By the Cat Then Bangs on The Door Shouting for Wilma - The Flintstones
24 Swiper, No Swiping! - Dora the Explorer
25 I'm Hunting Wabbit - Elmer Fudd
26 No Class - Fat Albert and The Cosby Kids

Rudy would usually say something stupid and Bill's brohter Russle would respond with a line of dialogue ending with the phrase 'No Class". - egnomac

27 Where’s Perry - Phineas and Ferb
28 Team Rocket’s Motto - Pokémon
29 Luan’s Jokes and Puns - The Loud House
30 No Boys - The Proud Family
31 Velma losing her glasses - Scooby-Doo
32 Kool Aid Man - Family Guy
33 Jane Stop This Crazy Thing - The Jetsons
34 PC Principal and Leslie - South Park
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Top Remixes (5)

1. My Leg - Spongebob Squarepants
2. Where’s Perry - Phineas and Ferb
3. Luna's Song References - The Loud House
1. My Leg - Spongebob Squarepants
2. Peter vs Ernie the Giant Chicken - Family Guy
3. Bart's Prank Calls - The Simpsons
1. "I Would Have Gotten Away with it Too If It Weren't for You Meddling Kids!" - Sccoby Doo Where Are You?
2. HELLO NURSE! - Animaniacs
3. My Leg - Spongebob Squarepants

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